PARENTS AND COMMUNITY

Visitors

ALL VISITORS MUST SIGN IN AT THE OFFICE UPON ENTERING SCHOOL GROUNDS TO RECEIVE A VISITOR’S PASS.  VISITOR PASSES MUST BE VISIBLE AT ALL TIMES.  ALL VISITORS MUST SIGN OUT AND LEAVE PROMPTLY WHEN THEIR BUSINESS IS COMPLETED.  THIS INSURES THAT THE NORMAL ROUTINE OF YOUR CHILD’S EDUCATION IS INTERRUPTED AS LITTLE AS POSSIBLE.  THE FOLLOWING STEPS MUST BE OBSERVED: (1) SIGN IN, (2) RECEIVE PERMISSION FROM OFFICE PERSONNEL BEFORE CONTINUING, (3) RECEIVE VISITOR’S PASS, AND (4) SIGN OUT WHEN BUSINESS HAS BEEN COMPLETED.

Security measures have been implemented that involve allowing/restricting access to Marshall County School buildings.  All visitors must show identification and state the reason for their visit at the security camera located at the front entrance.

 

Parental and Community Involvement

CHES welcomes the parents and community of Chapel Hill onto our campus.  We believe that a cooperative partnership between the home, school, and community is essential to the educational success of each child.  We have an active Parent Volunteer Program.  If you would be interested in volunteering your time in any capacity, please contact the CHES Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Pamela Gentry at 246-4255.  Many of you have special talents and jobs that our students would enjoy hearing about.  If you would be willing to talk to a class at your convenience, please call the office or send your name, phone number, and interest on a sheet of paper by your child.  Perhaps you know someone with a special talent or hobby; please list his/her name, interest, and phone number.  We will keep this information on file for future use. It is important that we receive this information to help enrich our curriculum.  All volunteers must pass a background check.

 

K.I.D.S.S. First

K.I.D.S.S. First, “Key Individuals Developing School Support”, is our parent organization. It is dedicated to enhancing communication between parents, teachers, students, and the community focusing on Chapel Hill Elementary School.  Parents are encouraged to become a member of this organization.  Meetings will be held throughout the school year.

The 2018-2019 KIDSS First Officers are as follows:

 

President- Jennifer Bowyer          President Elect 2019-20- Merry Sedlak                              

Vice-President- Emmy Bruce        Secretary- Renee King

Treasurer- Amy Matlock                 Membership-  Leah Mitchell                         

Parent Representative- Angel Duvall, Kelly Jo Fuller, Catherine Borba                             

K-1 Teacher Representative- Angie Rollins          2-3 Teacher Representative- Amanda Chilton

 

Student Equal Access

STUDENT MEETINGS- Schools may allow students to form clubs or groups that meet before, during, and/or after the school day. Requests to form such clubs or groups shall not be denied based upon the religious nature or beliefs of proposed club or group. If permitted, school administrators shall ensure that all clubs and groups have the same abilities to access facilities and advertise their meetings.

No funds shall be expended by the school for any such meeting beyond the incidental costs associated with providing meeting space. Groups meeting under this policy may be required to pay a reasonable fee for compensating school personnel in the supervision of the activity.

No student may be compelled to attend or participate in a meeting under this policy.  A student or a group of students who wish to conduct a meeting under this policy must file an application with the principal at least three days prior to the proposed date.  The principal shall approve the meeting if he/she determines that:  1. The meeting is voluntary and student-initiated; 2. There is no sponsorship of the meeting or its content by the school, the Board, or its employees; 3. The meeting will not materially and substantially interfere with the orderly conduct of the school’s educational activities or conflict with other previously scheduled meetings; 4. Employees of the district are to be present in a non-participatory monitoring capacity; however, no employee shall be required to attend in this capacity if the content of the meeting is contrary to the beliefs of the employee; and 5. Non-school persons will not direct, control or regularly attend.

 

SCHOOL SPONSORED EVENTS- If the Board or a school principal authorizes an event at which a student is to speak, a limited public forum shall be established for such student speakers. The appropriate administrators shall ensure that:  1. The forum is provided in a manner that does not discriminate against a student’s voluntary expression of a religious viewpoint, if any, on an otherwise permissible subject; 2. There is an appropriate method of selecting student speakers which is based on neutral criteria; 3. Student speakers do not engage in speech that is obscene, vulgar, offensively lewd, indecent or promotes illegal drug use.

To the extent possible and practical, prior to events in which students will speak, notice shall be provided orally and/or in writing that the student’s speech does not reflect the endorsement, sponsorship, position, or expression of the Board and its employees.

Beginning with the 2015-2016 school year, notice of this policy shall be provided in student handbooks and staff handbooks. MCSS4.802

Parents & Community