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    Table of Contents

    WELCOME TO GREELEY WEST................................................................................................................ 1

     

    IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS.............................................................................................................. 2

     

    District Mission statement and Six for 6 Commitments.................................................... 2

     

    CALENDAR................................................................................................................................................. 4

     

    Bell ScheduleS...................................................................................................................................... 5

     

    Graduation Requirements and Grade Reporting................................................................... 6

    Units of Credit................................................................................................................................ 6

    Plan of Study.................................................................................................................................. 6

    Requirements for High School Graduation (Board Policy IFK)................................................ 6

    Specific Subject Area Requirements........................................................................................... 6

    Report Cards/Progress Reports................................................................................................... 6

    Semester Reports.......................................................................................................................... 6

    Academic Lettering/Honor Roll................................................................................................... 7

    Grade Reports/Progress Reports................................................................................................. 7

    Early Graduation........................................................................................................................... 7

    Extended Time Opportunities..................................................................................................... 8

    Transfer Students......................................................................................................................... 8

    Requirements as Applied to Students with Disabilities............................................................ 8

    Requirements for English Language Learners (ELL)................................................................ 8

    Foreign Exchange Students.......................................................................................................... 8

    General Requirements for High School Enrollment................................................................... 8

     

    Student Absences and Excuses...................................................................................................... 9

    Excused absences.......................................................................................................................... 9

    Attendance Plan and Attendance Court..................................................................................... 9

    Unexcused absences..................................................................................................................... 9

    Tardiness..................................................................................................................................... 10

    Make-up Work............................................................................................................................. 10

    Homework Practices................................................................................................................... 10

     

    Positive behavior & intervention systems............................................................................. 11

    hOMEROOM ........................................................................................................................................... 12

     

    Greeley West High School CLASSROOM VS. OFFICE MANAGED BEHAVIORS......................... 12

    Spartan Behaviors....................................................................................................................... 12

    Classroom Managed Behaviors.................................................................................................. 12

    Office Managed Behaviors......................................................................................................... 13

     

    Student Code of Conduct.............................................................................................................. 13

     

    CONSEQUENCES FOR INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR........................................................................... 14

     

    SCHOOL POLICY TO PROHIBIT GANGS/GANG-RELATED ACTIVITIES............................................. 19

     

    Bullying Prevention and Education......................................................................................... 19

     

    Student Dress Code.......................................................................................................................... 20

    Dress Code Expectations Specific to Greeley West High School............................................. 20

     

     

     

    Athletics and EXTRACURRICULAR ACtivities............................................................................ 21

    Eligibility for Participation......................................................................................................... 22

    Attendance Expectations........................................................................................................... 22

    Physical Examinations and Insurance ..................................................................................... 22

    Sportsmanship............................................................................................................................ 22

    Extracurricular Activities........................................................................................................... 23

    Interscholastic Sports................................................................................................................. 23

     

    Student Services and Resources................................................................................................ 24

    Guidance & Counseling .............................................................................................................. 24

    Student Schedules & Changes................................................................................................... 24

    Testing Programs........................................................................................................................ 24

    Library/Media Center (LMC).................................................................................................... 24

    Migrant Education Program...................................................................................................... 24

     

    General School Information....................................................................................................... 25

    Announcements.......................................................................................................................... 25

    Breakfast & Lunch Program....................................................................................................... 25

    Closed Campus/Lunch Release Card........................................................................................ 25

    Courtesy Phones and Student Messages.................................................................................. 25

    Dances.......................................................................................................................................... 25

    Financial Obligations................................................................................................................... 26

    Fire Drills...................................................................................................................................... 26

    Fliers and Posters........................................................................................................................ 26

    Food and Drink............................................................................................................................ 26

    Hall Policy..................................................................................................................................... 26

    Health Clinic & Medication......................................................................................................... 26

    Lost and Found............................................................................................................................ 26

    Parking......................................................................................................................................... 27

    School Closures and Inclement Weather.................................................................................. 27

    School Insurance......................................................................................................................... 27

    School/Physical Education Lockers........................................................................................... 27

    Student I.D. Cards....................................................................................................................... 27

    Student Use of Cell Phones and Other Electronic Communication Devices......................... 27

    Student Use of the Internet....................................................................................................... 28

    Student Email.............................................................................................................................. 29

    Tobacco Free School.................................................................................................................... 29

    Visitors and Guests...................................................................................................................... 29

     

     


     

     

     

     

     


     

     
       

     

    SCHOOL MASCOT: The Spartan                            SCHOOL COLORS: Columbia Blue and Gold

    SCHOOL MOTTO: “All for one, one for all, all for West”

    Spartan Fight Song

    Hail to the Spartans valiant

    Hail to the conquering heroes

    Hail, hail to West High School

    The leaders and the best.

    Hail to the victors valiant

    Hail to the Spartan Heroes

    Hail, hail to West High School

    The Champions of the west.

     

    ADMINISTRATION TEAM

     

    Jeff Cranson, Principal                                Dr. Suzette Luster, Asst. Principal                  Amy Zulauf, Asst. Principal    

    jcranson@greeleyschools.org                  sluster@greeleyschools.org                             azulauf@greeleyschools.org

    970-348-5409                                               970-348-5412                                                      970-348-5410

     

                                                    Ken Denning, Athletic Director                         Brian Holmes, Dean of Students

                                                    kdenning@greeleyschools.org                          brianh@greeleyschools.org

                                                    970-348-5411                                                        970-348-5423

     

    IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

    Greeley West High School

    Weld County School District 6

    2401 35th Avenue

    Greeley, CO 80634

    (970) 348-5400

    www.west.greeleyschools.org

     

    1025 9th Avenue

    Greeley, Colorado 80631

    (970)348-6000

    www.greeleyschools.org

    24-Hour Attendance Line

    (970) 348-5414

    District 6 Transportation

    (970) 348-6800

    GWHS Athletics Department

    (970) 348-5401

     

    Counseling Office:  

    (970) 348-5418

    Nutrition Services

    (970) 348-6600

     

     

    School District Mission

    Our Purpose:  Every Person: Engaged, Empowered, Inspired

    To provide every student with a well-rounded and meaningful education in a safe environment.

    Vision

    Educating today’s students to succeed in tomorrow’s world with the help of strong family and community support.

    Values

    Students First:  We put our students at the forefront of all we do. Our dedicated educators and staff work on behalf of each student so all students reach their potential.

    Student Learning:  We know every child can achieve, and we believe that every student should have access to resources and opportunities to support success. Through learning, students develop the knowledge and skills to excel.

    Health & Safety:  We ensure a healthy and a safe environment for students and staff to create the best learning and teaching experience.

    Diversity:  We view diversity as an asset, embracing our similarities and celebrating our differences. We work to attract and then retain quality personnel who reflect the diversity of our community.

    Opportunity & Choice:  We believe in a well-rounded education that provides strong academics with varied opportunities, such as music, the arts, athletics, career and technical education, and more. We are committed to helping our students find and access the learning path that best meets their needs, interests, and dreams.

    Partnerships:  We believe everyone has a role in educating future generations. Family and community support are critical for every student’s success.

    Innovation:  We believe innovation and the use of technology are important for students to succeed today and advance confidently toward their future.

    Continuous Improvement:  We commit to continuous improvement. In all our work, and at every level of the organization, we value accountability, collaborative problem solving, and responsiveness leading to increased student success and increased organizational effectiveness.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Bell Schedule
    2016-2017

    The 8 Period Modified Schedule is below.  On Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, students will have eight 50 minute periods. We will have a block schedule with an “Odd Block Day” on Wednesday (blocks 1,3,5,7) and an “Even Block Day” on Thursdays (blocks 2,4,6,8).  These periods will be 90 minutes in length.  "Homeroom" will be assigned to all students in order to receive additional time to work on their academics, check their grades, assignments and attendance within Infinite Campus, and create solid relationships with their assigned staff member.  Time is allotted for announcements during the 2nd class of each day.

     

     

    “Traditional Schedule”

    Monday, Tuesday, & Friday

     

    “Block Day”

    Wednesday (Odd Periods) Thursday (Even Periods)

     

    Block 1

    7:15-8:05

     

    Block 1/2

    7:15-8:45

     

    Block 2

    8:10-9:05

     

    Homeroom

    8:50-9:30

     

    Block 3

    9:10-10:00

     

    Block 3/4

    9:35-11:15

     

    Block 4

    10:05-10:55

     

    Lunch

    11:15-12:05

     

    Lunch

    10:55-11:40

     

    Block 5/6

    12:10-1:40

     

    Block 5

    11:40-12:30

     

    Block 7/8

    1:45-3:15

     

    Block 6

    12:35-1:25

         

     

    Block 7

    1:30-2:20

         

     

    Block 8

    2:25-3:15

         

    Assembly Schedule

    Block 1

    7:15-8:00

    Lunch

    11:15-12:00

    Assembly

    8:05-8:45

    Block 5

    12:00-12:45

    Block 2

    8:50-9:35

    Block 6

    12:50-1:35

    Block 3

    9:40-10:25

    Block 7

    1:40-2:25

    Block 4

    10:30-11:15

    Block 8

    2:30-3:15

     


    Graduation Requirements and Grade Reporting

    Units of Credit

    Graduation from high school in the Weld County School District 6 (WCSD6) is achieved by earning credits as specified in this policy. Credits for all high school courses and for graduation requirements will be awarded on a "unit of credit" basis.  Each semester class is worth one-half credit; one "unit of credit" is equal to a year of instruction within a course.  Partial units of credit may be allowed for students enrolling at times other than the beginning of a semester according to the time spent in the course and/or the content mastered. All partial credit must be approved the principal.

     

    Plan of Study

    A plan of study is defined as courses to be taken during the 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, and 13th years of a student’s educational experience which prepare students for their career aspirations.  High school courses taken and given credit in middle school may be counted toward high school graduation requirements (beginning with the class of 2018).

     

    Requirements for High School Graduation (Board Policy IFK)

    Minimum requirements for graduation from high school in the WCSD6 are twenty-two (22) units of credit in grades 9-12, including completion of specific subject area requirements and receiving the recommendation of the high school principal for graduation. 

     

    Specific Subject Area Requirements

    Specific course requirements will be defined in a student’s plan of study and will include, at a minimum, the following:

     

    Language Arts

    4.0 Credits

    Social Studies

    3.0 Credits

    Mathematics

    3.0 Credits

    Science 

    3.0 Credits

    Physical Education

    1.5 Credits

    Electives

    7.5 Credits

    Total Number of Credits

    22 Credits

     

    1. Language Arts: 4 credits based on student’s plan of study
    2. Social Studies: 3 credits
      1. .5 credit of Civics
      2. 1 credit of US History
      3. 1.5 credits of other social studies courses based on student’s plan of study 
    3. Mathematics: 3 credits based on student’s plan of study
    4. Science: 3 credits based on student’s plan of study
    5. Physical Education: 1.5 credits
      1. 1 credit in Physical Education
      2. .5 credits in Health 
      3. The physical education credit may be acquired based on participation in fitness-related school activities and courses. Each season of CHSAA-approved sport or participation in Marching Band successfully completed equates to .25 credits. Up to one credit can be earned for fitness-related school activities and courses. This credit does not count toward elective credits. This credit does not carry a grade nor apply to GPA. It will be listed on the transcript as a course and the grade designation will be “P” for passed.
    6. Electives:  7.5 credits based on students’ plan of study
      1. Elective Courses. Any course taken that does not count for subject area requirements listed above is considered an elective.
      2. Volunteer Community Service Option. A maximum of .5 elective credit may be earned through volunteer community service or experience-based learning (internships, student mentoring, job shadowing, volunteer work) at the rate of 75 hours per .5 credit. Credits earned under this option must be relevant to the student’s plan of study and pre-approved through the school counselor. This credit does not carry a grade nor apply to GPA. It will be listed on the transcript as a course and the grade designation will be “P” for passed.
      3. Homeroom:  Students will earn an elective quarter credit each semester or a one-half credit per school year for satisfactory performance in their homeroom class. 

     

    Report Cards/Progress Reports

     

    Grades and attendance are available to view anytime online on our Infinite Campus Portal at www.si.greeleyschools.org.  Progress Reports and Report Cards are also available on Infinite Campus electronically and will not be sent home.  If you would like a paper copy of your report card, please contact the main office.

     

    It is essential for parents/guardians to be kept fully informed of their stu­dent's progress in school. Regularly scheduled parent-teacher conferences serve to promote a process of continuous evaluation of student performance.  Parent Teacher Conferences will take place from 4:30-8:00 p.m. twice a semester.

     

    Final Exams

     

    All classes are required to give a final exam worth at least 10% of the final grade during the last week of the course.  Students will not be allowed to take early final exams.  If there are extenuating circumstances, students must talk to an administrator and the attendance secretary to pre-arrange an absence and schedule a time to take final exams.

     

    Academic Lettering/Honor Roll

    Criteria to earn a “Letter” academically at Greeley West High School:

    • Students must maintain a grade point average of 3.75 or better for two consecutive semesters in the same academic year, and be enrolled in five or more classes.
      • Honor Roll award: GPA of 3.0 to 3.799
      • High Honor award: GPA of 3.8 or higher
    • Students who earn Honor Roll awards in four consecutive semesters will receive a letter bar.
    • Students will not have any incompletes or Fs on their grade record.
    • All courses taken at Greeley West High School, UNC, and Aims will be used for GPA calculations. (Correspondence courses will not be used when calculating GPA.)
    • Transfer grades from other schools will be acknowledged.
    • All classes count for GPA calculations, including Leadership courses. However, students may elect to be a senior mentor and receive community service instead of credit. In this case, senior mentors do not count towards course load.
    • Students must attend Greeley West for at least one school year to be considered valedictorian.

     

     

     

     

    Transcripts/College Entrance Exams

    Results of the college entrance exam shall be included on each student's transcript. However, if a student retakes the exam at a later time at the student's expense, the student may request that the later results be placed on the transcript in place of the earlier results. 

     

    Early Graduation

    Early graduation is allowed provided all requirements for graduation have been met. Early graduation before the end of the seventh semester must be reviewed and approved by the principal and by the Superintendent or designee. Students who complete their work at midyear and are eligible to graduate shall receive their diploma at the end of the school year and may return to take part in the graduation exercises at that time.

      

    Extended Time Opportunities

    Students who fail to meet graduation requirements at the end of eight semesters of attendance will be encouraged to continue in school until they meet graduation requirements or through the semester that they turn 21 years old, as permitted by state law.  Students who meet the requirements of the Accelerating Students through Concurrent Enrollment (ASCENT) legislation may continue to attend WCSD6 high schools for a fifth year. Students choosing this option must be college ready, have an approved plan of study, take course work applicable toward a degree or certificate and have completed 12 college credits by the end of their 12th grade year. Students choosing the ASCENT option will not receive their diploma until the completion of their fifth year. Students may, however, choose to participate in commencement ceremony with their class.

     

    Transfer Students

    Transfer students must complete the WCSD6 requirements. Course work completed outside the District will be evaluated and approved for credit and for fulfillment of graduation requirements by the principal or designee. In addition, WCSD6 requires enrollment during the school year immediately prior to graduation and successful completion of at least three credits in WCSD6 unless an exemption is made by the principal.

     

    Requirements as Applied to Students with Disabilities

    To be eligible for a high school diploma, identified students with disabilities must meet objectives appropriate for them, as determined by the Staffing/Individual Education Program (IEP) Committee. The IEP goals and objectives will reflect modifications of the regular curriculum.

     

    Requirements for English Language Learners (ELL)/Culturally Diverse Learners (CLD)

    ELL/CLD classes are an alternative English program for students who are limited English proficient according to District criteria. Language Arts graduation requirements may be fulfilled through ELA courses as deemed appropriate.

     

    Foreign Exchange Students

    Foreign exchange students sponsored by an approved foreign exchange program (J-1) will not graduate from a WCSD6 high school and will not participate in graduation ceremonies.

     

    General Requirements for High School Enrollment

    Ninth and tenth grade students must be scheduled in courses every period of the day. Students in grades 11 through 12 must be registered as a full-time student, which means taking six courses. Extenuating circumstances will permit exemptions to these course load requirements and limitations as determined by the building principal or designated administrator.

     

     

    Student Absences and Excuses

     

    24-Hour Attendance Phone Line ð  348-5414

     

    Each student in the district is required to attend school daily as established by the calendar determined annually by the Board and in compliance with state law. Unauthorized absences shall be subject to disciplinary action as outlined in accompanying procedures.  A cooperative effort between the student, parent, district and the community regarding attendance fosters a positive educational experience. Therefore, the following goals and guidelines have been developed to establish good attendance habits.

     

    Excused absences

    Excused absences are defined as any absence from school due to temporary illness or injury and any other reason deemed acceptable by the school administrator.  In general, prior notice of absence from the student’s parent or guardian is required and the school administrator may require verification, such as a physician’s statement, when appropriate. After the equivalent of 10 days of absences, parents must provide verification, such as a physician’s statement, in order to excuse subsequent absences.

     

    The following shall be considered excused absences:

    1. A student who is temporarily ill or injured or whose absence is approved by the administrator of the school of attendance on a pre-arranged basis. Prearranged absences shall be approved for appointments or circumstances of a serious nature only which cannot be taken care of outside of school hours. Approval for a pre-arranged absence(s) may necessitate a parent conference.
    2. A student who is absent for an extended period due to physical, mental or emotional disability. Medical documentation may be required.
    3. A student who is pursuing a work-study program under the supervision of the school.
    4. A student who is attending any school-sponsored activity or activities of an educational nature with advance approval by the administration.
    5. A student who is suspended or expelled.

     

    If a student needs to check-out during the school day for an appointment, parents are asked come into the main office to speak to the attendance secretary so that a pass can be sent down to excuse the student from class. 

     

    Attendance Plan and Attendance Court

    When a student has reached the equivalent of four days of absences from school in any month or ten days of absences during any school year, the school shall either require a meeting or other form of communication between the student’s parent/guardian and appropriate school personnel to review and evaluate the reasons for the student being habitually absent from school. A plan may be developed for the student with the goal of assisting the student to remain in school. The student’s parent/guardian may participate with school personnel in the development of the plan.  The district may require suitable proof regarding the above exceptions, including written statements from medical sources.   When the district is aware that criteria exist to designate a student as habitually truant, the district shall refer the student and his or her parent/guardian to the Weld County Judicial System, Youth and Family Connections and/or the Weld County District Attorney’s Juvenile Diversion Unit.

     

     

     

     

     

    Attendance Interventions

     

    • At the equivalent of four days of unexcused absences, the Greeley West Attendance Office will send a letter home to notify parents of attendance concerns. Counselors, administrators, or staff will contact parents and meet with the student to address attendance concerns.
    • At the equivalent of seven days of absences, excused or unexcused, the Greeley West Attendance Office will send a letter home to notify parents of attendance concerns. Students will meet with an administrator to put together an attendance contract with a plan to improve attendance. Parents will be notified of the contract and asked to sign the contract that the administrator and the student put together.  Extenuating circumstances will be considered.
    • At the equivalent of ten days of absences, excused or unexcused, the Greeley West Attendance Office will send a letter home to notify parents of attendance concerns. Students will meet with an administrator to address attendance concerns and will be referred to Youth and Family Connections and to WCSD6 Truancy Office. Extenuating circumstances will be considered.

     

    Unexcused absences

    An unexcused absence is defined as an absence that is not covered by one of the foregoing exceptions. Student will be marked absent if they are more than 10 minutes late to a class.  Additionally, an unexcused absence shall be recorded if a student leaves a school or leaves a class without permission of the teacher or school administrator. Each unexcused absence shall be entered on the student’s record. The parents/guardians of the student receiving an unexcused absence shall be notified orally or in writing by the district of the unexcused absence.  In accordance with law, the district may impose academic penalties which relate directly to classes missed while unexcused. Penalties may include a warning, school detention or in-school suspension. Academic penalties, out-of-school suspensions or expulsion shall not be imposed for any unexcused absence.  The maximum number of unexcused absences a student may incur before judicial proceedings are initiated to enforce compulsory attendance is 10 during any calendar year or school year.

     

    Tardiness

    Tardiness is defined as the appearance of a student without proper excuse after the sched­uled time that a class begins. Because of the disruptive nature of tardiness and the detrimental effect upon the rights of the non-tardy student to uninterrupted learning, appropriate penalties shall be imposed for excessive tardiness.  Students will be marked absent if they are more than 10 minutes late to a class.  In an unavoidable situation, a student detained by another teacher or administrator shall not be considered tardy provided that the teacher or administrator gives the student a pass to enter the next class. Teachers shall honor passes presented in accordance with this policy.  For those students who arrive 10 or more minutes late to class, they will be marked as “unexcused absent” unless they have pass from a staff member. 

     

    Tardy Interventions

    Tardiness is a huge issue in our school.  In order to combat tardiness, the following policies will be in place:

    • A one minute warning bell will sound prior to the start of each class. When that bell rings, students will be expected to move to class to avoid being late.  Students will be asked to leave vending machines, water fountains, and end conversations at this time.
    • Students who are not in their seat when the bell sounds to start class, they will be marked as tardy by the teacher.
    • Administration will pull data on tardiness on a weekly basis. If a student is found to be habitually tardy to class, students will serve a lunch detention.

     

     

     

    Make-up Work

    Make-up work will be provided for any class in which a student has an excused absence unless otherwise determined by the building administrator. It is the responsibility of the student to pick up any make-up assignments on the day he/she returned to class. There shall be two days allowed for make-up work for each day excused absence. Make-up work may be allowed following an unexcused absence with the goal of providing the student an opportunity to keep up with the class and an incentive to attend school. Make-up work following an unexcused absence may only receive partial or may not receive any credit.  Extenuating circumstances will be considered.

     

    Positive behavior & intervention systems

     

    Improving student academic and behavior outcomes is about ensuring all students have access to the most effective and accurately implemented instructional and behavioral practices and interventions possible.  The Positive Behavior & Intervention Systems (PBIS) at Greeley West create teaching and learning environments that are:

    • Less reactive, aversive, dangerous, and exclusionary
    • More engaging, responsive, preventive, and productive
    • Address classroom management and disciplinary issues (e.g., attendance, tardiness, antisocial behavior)
    • Improve supports for students whose behaviors require more specialized assistance (e.g., emotional and behavioral disorders, mental health)
    • Most importantly, maximize academic engagement and achievement for all students

    PRIDE

     

    Hallway

    Bathroom

    Bus

    Lunch Line

    Commons/Lobby

    /Patio

    Classroom

    Prepared

    Keep electronics out of sight

     

    Minimize bathroom break to three minutes

    Wait patiently to board and depart the bus

    Have I.D.’s and money ready

     

    Keep electronics out of sight

     

    Bring paper, pencil, assignments, and text to class

    Respect

    Use appropriate “classroom” language

     

    Clean up after yourself

    Keep the volume of your voices lower than the bus engine

     

    Be thoughtful of others’ personal space, keep displays of affection out of the school day

    Be thoughtful of others’ personal space, keep displays of affection out of the school day

     

    Keep electronics silent and out of sight

     

    Influential

    Possess an accurate/signed hall pass and planner

    Change your clothes in the gym locker

    Use appropriate “classroom” language

     

    Keep walkways and exits clear

    Use a single-file line and stay in your given place

    Speak quietly and civilly

    Be open to new learning

    Determined

    Keep moving

    Report inappropriate behavior to an adult

    Follow rules for food and drink

    Keep walkways and exits clear.

    Start moving to your next class early to avoid congestion

    Be fully engaged

    Exemplary

    If you see trash, pick it up

    Leave the bathroom in a better condition than you found it

    Thank the bus driver for the ride

    When speaking with others, use manners such as please and thank you

     

    Sit on the seats provided by the school

    Gain knowledge from the diversity of the classroom

     

     

     

    Well-defined academic and behavior expectations have been established and are communicated at Greeley West, and provide both the staff and students a common language and understanding of what is expected in all facets of the school.  Students identified as needing academic and/or behavior support will receive appropriate interventions.

     

    Zero Absences, Zero F’s on October 1

     

    In order for students to be successful, attending classes everyday and completing and turning in all assignments is vital.  As part of our PBIS plan for 16-17, GWHS will purchase breakfast for all students who have perfect attendance and no failing grades on October 1.  Research shows students who achieve this goal are more likely to pass classes and graduate on time!

     

    HOMEROOM

     

    Purpose:  Students will have a “homebase” with students in their respective grade level during block days in order to

     

    • Develop a sense of community, have fun, and build relationships within Greeley West High School
    • Review policies and procedures at Greeley West
    • Learn about opportunities to get involved in extra-curricular activities
    • Have a “go-to” person who will help track grades, attendance, and eligibility
    • Develop leadership skills
    • Participate in a community-service project
    • Provide a time for administration to touch base with students in class meetings
    • Provide a time to access teachers to homework help or to make-up missed assignments
    • Develop and update the Individualized Career and Academic Plan (ICAP)

     

    Students will receive a ¼ elective credit per semester for the successful completion of the Homeroom Class.  Grades will be based on attendance and participation. Teachers will remain with their students for all four years.

     

     

     

    Greeley West High School

    CLASSROOM VS. OFFICE MANAGED BehaviorS

     

    Spartan Behaviors

    These deeds increase student achievement and establish a positive learning environment.

    • Being responsible
    • Cooperating with others
    • Returning equipment
    • Helping others
    • Acting as a role model

     

     

     

    Classroom Managed Behavior

    These actions do not require administrative involvement, do not significantly violate the rights of others, do not put others at risk or harm, or are not chronic, and are managed by the classroom teacher unless the behavior becomes habitual, at which time we would ask the teacher to make an office referral.  (This is only a partial list of inappropriate behaviors.)

    • Minor inappropriate language
    • Unprepared for instruction
    • Insubordination
    • Disruptive
    • Late to class
    • Inappropriate use of electronics, gum, hats, etc.

     

    Office Managed Behavior

    These behaviors require administrative involvement, significantly violate the rights of others, put others at risk or harm, or are chronic.  Possible consequences include restorative justice, detention, in-school-suspension, Saturday School, out-of-school-suspension, or expulsion.

    • Profanity, verbal harassment
    • Physical aggression, harassment
    • Stealing
    • Habitual minor violations
    • Drug or alcohol violations

     

     

     

    Student Code of Conduct

     

    District 6 expects all students to behave appropriately for an educational environment and follow school rules.  All schools are expected to establish behavior guidelines as defined in the school’s positive behavior intervention and support (PBIS) plan.  Any behavior which disrupts the learning environment, and/or is detrimental to the safety and welfare of other students or staff is subject to disciplinary action.  The principal or designee may apply disciplinary consequences including suspension or a recommendation for expulsion for any student who engages in one or more of the following activities while in school buildings, on district property, when being transported in vehicles dispatched by the district or one of its schools, during a school-sponsored or district-sponsored activity or event and off school property when the conduct has a reasonable connection to school or any district curricular or non-curricular event.

     

    Consequences for inappropriate behavior are contained in the following chart which is used in all schools.  The school’s responses to inappropriate behaviors are subject to change by the direction of Weld County District 6 Board of Education.  Prior to the imposition of a consequence, the student will be informed of the behavior for which the consequence is being imposed and will have some opportunity to explain his/her side of the story.  Students using Internet must abide by the provision of the District 6 Technology User Agreement and Colorado Revised Statute 18-5.5-101 and 18.5.5-102 (also Title 17, USC Section 102).  Copies are available upon request.  For students identified as disabled and on an Individual Education Plan, please refer to policy/procedure JK*-2.  Please note that any infraction marked with an asterisk (*) may involve school police resource officer or local law enforcement agency.  CCS means community/campus service and suspension can be in-school (ISS) or out-of-school (OSS).

     

    CONSEQUENCES FOR INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR

    High School Level

    As per Weld County School District 6 Board Policy, the following consequences apply to behavior on campus, in school vehicles and at school activities and events.

    BEHAVIOR

    FIRST OFFENSE

    SECOND OFFENSE

    REPEAT OFFENSES

    *Possession/use of drugs or other controlled substances or possession/ use of drug paraphernalia.

    School counseling and 3 day school suspension.

    School counseling, 5 day suspension, recommendation for evaluation and treatment program or recommendation for expulsion.

    School counseling, 10 day suspension, recommendation for evaluation and treatment program or recommendation for expulsion.

    *Sale/distribution of drugs or other controlled substances.

    School counseling, 10 day suspension, and recommendation for expulsion.

    School counseling, 10 day suspension, and recommendation for expulsion.

    School counseling, 10 day suspension, and recommendation for expulsion.

    *Possession/use of alcohol, consumption of alcohol or under the influence of alcohol.

    School counseling and 3 day school suspension.

    School counseling, 5-day suspension, recommendation for evaluation and treatment program or recommendation for expulsion.

    School counseling, 10 day suspension, recommendation for evaluation and treatment program or recommendation for expulsion.

    *Sale/distribution of alcohol.

    School counseling, 10 day suspension, and recommendation for expulsion.

    School counseling, 10 day suspension, and recommendation for expulsion.

    School counseling, 10 day suspension, and recommendation for expulsion.

    Smoking/chewing or use of tobacco or nicotine products including but not limited to e-cigarettes, vaporizers or accessories.

    School counseling, warning, and/or CCS.

    School counseling and 1 day suspension.

    School counseling and 3 day suspension.

    *Possession/use of a weapon as defined by Colorado Revised Statutes.

    10 day suspension and recommendation for expulsion.

    10 day suspension and recommendation for expulsion.

    10 day suspension and recommendation for expulsion.

    Any act which disrupts the normal educational process.

    School counseling, loss of privileges, community/campus service (CCS) or suspension or expulsion, depending on the severity of the offenses.

    School counseling, loss of privileges, community/campus service (CCS), or suspension or expulsion, depending on the severity of the offenses.

    School counseling, loss of privileges, community/campus service (CCS) or suspension or expulsion, depending on the severity of the offenses.

    Disrespectful behavior.

    School counseling, warning, and/or CCS.

    School counseling, CCS, or 1-3 day suspension.

    School counseling and 3-5 day suspension.

    Disruption of class.

    School counseling, warning, and/or CCS.

    School counseling, CCS, or 1-3 day suspension.

    School counseling and 3-5 day suspension.

    Insubordination/refusal to follow a reasonable request of a staff member.

    School counseling, CCS, or 1-3 day suspension.

    School counseling, CCS, or 3-5 day suspension.

    School counseling, 5 day suspension and recommendation for expulsion.

    *Possession of or setting off fireworks or other incendiary devices.

    School counseling and 1-2 day suspension.

    School counseling and 3-5 day school suspension.

    School counseling and 5 day suspension.

    *Possession or use of a weapon or other article to cause bodily harm.

    School counseling, 3-5 day suspension, and/or recommendation for expulsion.

    School counseling, 10 day suspension and/or recommendation for expulsion.

    School counseling, 10 day suspension and/or recommendation for expulsion.

    Continual defiance –habitually disruptive.

    School counseling, 3-5 day suspension and behavior plan.

    Per pyramid plan.

    Per pyramid plan.

    Continual tardies.

    School counseling, CCS, and suspension.

    School counseling, CCS, and suspension.

    School counseling, CCS, and suspension.

    Endangering health, welfare or safety of others.

    School counseling, loss of privileges, community/campus service (CCS), or suspension or expulsion, depending on the severity of offenses.

    School counseling, loss of privileges, community/campus service (CCS), or suspension or expulsion, depending on severity of offenses.

    School counseling, loss of privileges, community/campus service (CCS), or suspension or expulsion, depending on severity of offenses.

    *Fighting (mutual combat, including self defense).

    School counseling and 3 day school suspension.

    School counseling and 5 day suspension.

    School counseling, 10 day suspension, and recommendation for expulsion.

    *Inappropriate driving on or around campus.

    Referral to Greeley Police Department and loss of driving privileges, depending on severity.

    Referral to Greeley Police Department and loss of driving privileges, depending on severity.

    Referral to Greeley Police Department and loss of driving privileges, depending on severity.

    *Intimidation or threatening of a staff member.

    School counseling and 1-5 day suspension.

    School counseling, 10 day suspension, and recommendation for expulsion.

    School counseling, 10 day suspension, and recommendation for expulsion.

    *Threatening another student.

    School counseling, CCS, or 1-3 day suspension.

    School counseling and 3-5 day suspension.

    School counseling and 5 day suspension.

    *Vandalism or defacing/

    destruction of other’s personal property.

    School counseling and 3-5 day school suspension with restitution or recommendation for expulsion depending on severity of the offense.

    School counseling and 3-5 day school suspension with restitution or recommendation for expulsion depending on severity of the offense.

    School counseling, 10 day suspension and recommendation for expulsion, with restitution.

    *Verbal abuse, bullying, harassment, sexual harassment of a student.

    School counseling, parent contact, or 1 day suspension.

    School counseling and 3 day suspension.

    School counseling and 3-5 day suspension.

    *Vandalism or defacing/

    Destruction of school property.

    School counseling and/or 1-3 day ISS or OSS suspension with restitution or recommendation for expulsion depending on severity of offense.

    School counseling and/or 3-5 day ISS or OSS suspension with restitution or recommendation for expulsion depending on severity of offense.

    School counseling, 10 day suspension, and recommendation for expulsion with restitution.

    Public nuisance – Example: a) profanity; b) unsafe driving on or around school property; c) others as interpreted by the administration, which cause unnecessary inconvenience to others or to normal routine; d) distasteful display of affection.

    School counseling, community/campus service (CCS) or suspension.

    School counseling, community/campus service (CCS) or suspension.

    School counseling, community/campus service (CCS), or suspension.

    *Trespassing (unauthorized presence on a District 6 facility).

    School counseling and 3-5 day suspension.

    School counseling and 5 day suspension.

    School counseling, 10-day suspension and recommendation for expulsion.

    *Unauthorized presence on or in the vicinity of another school campus.

    School counseling and/or 1 day suspension.

    School counseling and 1-3 day school suspension.

    School counseling and 5 day school suspension.

    *Verbal abuse or obscenities toward staff.

    School counseling and 1-3 day suspension.

    School counseling and 3-5 day suspension.

    School counseling, 10-day suspension and recommendation for expulsion.

    Any action that affects the networking system that results in the disruption of the educational process.

    3 day suspension with computer time limited to when the student is scheduled for a computer class.

    3 day suspension time with total computer restrictions.

    10 day suspension and recommendation for expulsion.

    Changing, deleting, or modifying the operating systems of computers.

    Parents notified, a warning given, and restricted use of computers for 3 days.

    Time limited to use of computers only when the student is scheduled in a computer class.

    Permanently restricted from computer use.

    Cheating on a class assignment or activity.

    Grade of zero on assignment or activity.  NO retake for credit.

    Grade of zero on assignment or activity.  NO retake for credit and parent contact.

    Grade of zero on assignment or activity.  NO retake for credit and parent contact.

    Dishonest/deceitful behavior.

    School counseling, CCS, and 1-3 day suspension.

    School counseling, CCS, and 3 day suspension.

    School counseling and 5 day suspension.

    Downloading or accessing profane, obscene, racially offensive, threatening, subversive, or illegal material.

    Parents notified, a warning given, and restricted use of computers for 3 days.

    Time limited to use of computers only when the student is scheduled in a computer class.

    Permanently restricted from computer use.

    Loading or installing any unauthorized software, including games.

    Parents notified, a warning given, and restricted use of computers for 3 days.

    Time limited to use of computers only when the student is scheduled in a computer class.

    Permanently restricted from computer use.

     

    Failure to attend detention.

    School counseling, teacher assigned double detention, CCS, and suspension.

    School counseling, CCS, and suspension.

    School counseling, CCS, and suspension.

    *Gang activity/apparel/ paraphernalia.

    School counseling, suspension or recommendation for expulsion.

    School counseling, suspension or recommendation for expulsion.

    School counseling, suspension or recommendation for expulsion.

    *Off campus crimes of violence where charges or a petition has been filed in district court.

    School counseling, 10 day suspension and recommendation for expulsion.

    School counseling, 10 day suspension and recommendation for expulsion.

    School counseling, 10 day suspension and recommendation for expulsion.

    *Physical abuse/assault of a staff member.

    School counseling, 10 day suspension and recommendation for expulsion.

    School counseling, 10 day suspension and recommendation for expulsion.

    School counseling, 10 day suspension and recommendation for expulsion.

    *Physical abuse/assault of a student.

    School counseling, 3 day school suspension, or recommendation for expulsion.

    School counseling, 5 day suspension and recommendation for expulsion.

    School counseling, 10 day suspension and recommendation for expulsion.

    *Theft.

    School counseling and 3-5 day school suspension with restitution.

    School counseling and 5 day school suspension with restitution.

    School counseling, 10 day suspension, and recommendation for expulsion, with restitution.

    Truancy from class.

    School counseling, CCS, and suspension.

    School counseling, CCS, and suspension.

    School counseling, CCS, and suspension.

    Unexcused tardy.

    School counseling, CCS, and suspension.

    School counseling, CCS, and suspension.

    School counseling, CCS, and suspension.

    Using any person’s login name or password other than his or her own.

    Parents notified, a warning given, and restricted use of computers for 3 days.

    Time limited to use of computers only when the student is scheduled in a computer class.

    Permanently restricted from computer use.

    *Using e-mail, social media, cell phones, or other electronic devices for purposes of intimidation, threats, or harassment.

    E-mail privileges suspended, 1-3 day suspension.

    Permanently restricted from computer use, 3-10 day suspension based on severity.

    10 day suspension and recommendation for expulsion.

    Using e-mail for purposes that interfere with the instructional process.  (E-mail is not private and may be monitored by district personnel.)

    Parents notified, a warning given, and restricted use of computers for 3 days.

    Time limited to use of computers only when the student is scheduled in a computer class.

    Permanently restricted from computer us.

    *Vandalism – malicious intent to harm and destroy data.  Uploading or creation of viruses.

    Time limited to use of computers only when the student is scheduled in a computer class.

    Permanently restricted from computer use, 3-10 day suspension based on severity.

    10 day suspension and recommendation for expulsion.

     

    SCHOOL POLICY TO PROHIBIT GANGS/GANG-RELATED ACTIVITIES

    Greeley West acts to prohibit the existence of gangs on school property or at any activity associated with or under the general guidance of school authorities.  “Gang” as used in this policy shall mean two or more individuals who associate with each other primarily for criminal, disruptive and/or other activities prohibited by law and/or by the District’s rules and regulations.

     

    NO STUDENT

    • Shall wear, possess, use, distribute, display or sell any clothing, jewelry, emblem, badge, symbol, sign or other thing which is evidence of membership or affiliation with any gang.
    • Shall draw gang graffiti or distribute gang-related literature.
    • Shall use any speech or act in furtherance of gang activity.
    • Shall solicit others for membership in any gang.
    • Shall request any person to pay protection or otherwise act to extort any person.
    • Shall commit any other illegal act or other violation of school district policies.
    • Shall incite other persons to act with physical violence upon any other person.
    • Shall attend any activity that could be interpreted as relating to gangs or gang activity.

     

    Penalties for Violations

    Any student who violates this policy would be asked to sign a “gang contract” prohibiting future gang-related activities.  Any further violations of the WCSD6 policies related to gangs/gang-related activities will result in a 3-day suspension.  All gang-related paraphernalia or materials will be confiscated.

     

    Bullying Prevention and Education

     

    Bullying behavior can have a negative effect on the school climate and can lead to more serious behaviors affecting the health, safety, and welfare of students. The Board supports a secure school climate, conducive to teaching and learning that is free from threat, harassment and any type of bullying behavior. The purpose of this policy is to promote consistency of approach and to help create a climate in which all types of bullying are regarded as unacceptable. 

     

    Bullying is the use of coercion to obtain control over another person or to be habitually cruel to another person. Bullying can occur through written, verbal or electronically transmitted expression or by means of a physical act or gesture. Bullying is prohibited on district property, at district or school-sanctioned activities and events, when students are being transported in any vehicle dispatched by the district or one of its schools, or off school property when such conduct has a connection to school or any district curricular or non-curricular activity or event. 

     

    A student who engages in any act of bullying is subject to appropriate disciplinary action, including suspension, expulsion and/or referral to law enforcement authorities. The severity and pattern of the bullying behavior, if any, shall be considered when disciplinary decisions are made.  Teachers who observe or become aware of bullying shall take appropriate steps to intervene and/or report such behavior to the school principal.  Parents and students who become aware of bullying are encouraged to report it to the school principal.  School principals shall take appropriate steps to educate students about ways to prevent bullying.

     

    Student Dress Code

     

    A safe and disciplined learning environment is essential to a quality educational program. District-wide standards on student attire are intended to encourage school pride and unity, and thereby help students concentrate on schoolwork, reduce discipline problems, and improve school order and safety. The Board recognizes that students have a right to express themselves through dress and personal appearance; however, students shall not wear apparel that is deemed disruptive or potentially disruptive to the classroom, to the educational process, to the environment or to the maintenance of a safe and orderly school, that presents health or safety concerns, or that contains lettering or symbols that are obscene or profane.  Any student deemed in violation of the student dress code shall be required to change into appropriate clothing or make arrangements to have appropriate clothing brought to school immediately. In this case, there shall be no further penalty.  This dress code has been reviewed by and is supported by the Council of Student Representatives.

    District 6 Non-Negotiable Universal Student Dress Code 

     

    • Any clothing item or accessory that causes a disruption to school safety, personal safety and/or the learning environment may result in discretionary intervention by school administrators
    • Tattoos, clothing or accessories that display drugs, including any marijuana reference, sexual innuendos, inappropriate language, alcohol, tobacco products, violence, weapons or gang connotations are not permitted. Tattoos displaying any of these must be covered at all times
    • No hats permitted inside of the school building during the school day. If “hoodies” are worn, the hood may not be worn inside of the school.  (Religious headwear exceptions)
    • Sunglasses or dark glasses, absent a verified medical condition, are not to be worn or displayed inside of the school building
    • Trench coats are not permitted anywhere on school property
    • Soled shoes or sandals must be worn at all times (For example, no “bedroom” slippers or similar footwear)
    • No exposed undergarments, inappropriately sheer, tight or low cut clothing that bare or expose traditionally private parts of the body including, but not limited to, the stomach, buttocks, back, breasts or cleavage is not permitted
    • No shaved or notched eyebrows (Absent a verified medical condition)
    • No red or blue unnatural hair color, belts or shoelaces
    • No clothing or belt buckles that display the numbers 13, 14, 18, 31, 41 or 81
    • No solid red or solid blue shirts (Other than designated school uniforms)
    • No red or blue “Dickies” or “Southpole” brand pants, shorts or shirts
    • No red or blue bandana or any color bandana that is draped on clothing or hanging out of a pocket

     

    Exceptions

    Appropriate athletic clothing may be worn in physical education classes.  Clothing normally worn when participating in school sponsored extra-curricular or sports activities (such as cheerleading uniforms and the like) may be worn to school when approved by the sponsor or coach.

     

    Dress Code Expectations Specific to Greeley West High School

    The Greeley West High School community believes that high school is a time for students to practice business skills that are necessary to be successful upon graduation.  Attending Greeley West is the student’s primary profession at this time, and as such, all students are expected to dress in a professional manner.  Determining the appropriateness of a student’s attire is a judgment call reserved for the Greeley West administration and staff.  Students wearing clothing deemed to be inappropriate for the work place will be asked to make adjustments to their attire.  School consequences may be imposed for violations of the dress code.  Please visit with a school administrator if you have any questions about the dress code and expectations for appropriate attire at school.

     

     

    Athletics and EXTRACURRICULAR ACtivities

     

    • Greeley West students who participate in activities beyond the traditional classroom have experiences that provide additional learning opportunities for growth as individuals. These opportunities enhance school pride, encourage cooperation, and expose students to personal interests or hobbies that may flourish beyond the high school years.

    Eligibility for Participation

    • All students must be enrolled in and passing 5 classes in order to be eligible to compete in athletics, travel on field trips, or participate in extra-curricular activities. Student athletes who are not passing 5 or more classes at the end of the semester must sit out for the first 6 weeks of the following semester. The exact date a student becomes eligible is determined by CHSAA rules.
    • Grades are checked every Monday morning, and any student not passing 5 classes at that time will be unable to compete or participate for a week.
    • Athletes must attend 9 practices in fall sports (except for golf), 5 for winter and spring sports before competing in contests.
    • Students who are suspended from school (ISS or OSS) are not allowed to compete or practice for the duration of the suspension.

     

     

     

     

    Attendance Expectations

    • Students are expected to be in class, on time, all day, everyday. 
    • Students must attend at least half of the school day in order to participate that day in a practice, competition, or performance.
    • Student not in attendance for at least half the school day for any reason besides a school event will not be allowed to participate that day in a practice, competition, or performance.

     

    Physical Examinations and Insurance

    All students participating in grades 6-12 competitive athletics must have an annual physical examination, completed by a licensed medical doctor, at the student's expense or as provided by the Weld County Medical Society. Participation in athletics shall be contingent upon authorization from the examining physician.  Before any student will be permitted to participate in any school sports activities, they must show proof of insurance. This insurance must be purchased or a waiver must be presented that absolves the school district of any liability for accidents. A student insurance program may be provided by the school district.

     

    Sportsmanship

    Sportsmanship is a very important aspect of athletics.  We encourage all athletes, as well as all spectators, to show good sportsmanship at all athletic events.  Parents can show the appreciation for our athletes by cheering for their home teams and not against the opponent.  Praise and encouragement for all athletes is very important.  Showing good sportsmanship involves allowing the officials to officiate, coaches to coach, and players to play.

     

    As a member of the Colorado High School Activities Association, Greeley West extracurricular participants and athletes agree to:

    • Establish themselves as leaders in their conduct before, during and after contests and events. Always provide positive support for your team, rather than intimidating or ridiculing the other team.
    • Assist cheerleaders with yells, chants, etc., and be a working part of pep assemblies, with preparation, organization, and involvement.
    • Treat opposing players, coaches, spectators and support groups with respect and enthusiasm.
    • As a representative of our school at both home and away events, conduct themselves in an exemplary manner.
    • Respect the integrity and judgment of game and event officials. Treating them with respect, even if you disagree with their judgment, will only make a positive impression of your group, your team and the community, in the eyes of all people at the event.
    • Be an exemplary role model by positively supporting teams in every manner possible, including contest of cheers and signs.

     

    Extracurricular Activities

    Following is a list of Clubs and Activities available at Greeley West that enrich the high school experience of our students.  Many of these organizations meet during the day on Wednesday and/or Thursdays, or before and after school.  Please contact the sponsor for more information about meeting times.  For students interested in starting another club, please contact Mr. Jeff Cranson, Athletics and Activity Director for more information.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Club/Activity

    Sponsor(s)

    Club/Activity

    Sponsor(s)

    Art Club

    Dawn Feinberg

    LULAC

    Marlene Rich

    Annette Quintana

    Band

    Chet Arthur

    Martial Arts Club

    Travis Krause

    Boom Team

    Jeff Cranson

    National Art Honor Society

    Dawn Feinberg

    Common Ground/

    Gay-Straight Alliance

    Beth Dent

    National Honor Society

    TBA

    DECA

    Richard Dufault

    Orchestra

    Tom Nugent

    El Teatro

    Jessica Cooney

    Pegasus Choir

    Paige Ecker

    FBLA

    TBA

    Poms

    Peggy Freemole

    FCCLA

    Brenda Guzman

    Potter’s Guild

    Travis Krause

    FFA

    Kelly Longacre

    SHIELD

    Tammy Parker

    Forensics

    TBA

    Spirit Squad

    Brodie Subia

    French & Spanish Clubs

    Marie Faine-Czarnecki

    STANDD

    Tammy Parker

    InterAct

    Rachel Hammer

    Student Council

    Daniel Mork

    Junior Class Sponsor

    Lea Sanford

    TSA

    Jordan Karlburg

    Key Club

    Kim Fisher

    Thespians

    Peggy Freemole

    Lampadion (Yearbook)

    Julie Hagemeister

    West Word

    (student newspaper)

    Dave Falter

    Link Crew

    Kelly Stephens/Charles Wolfe

     

     

     

    Interscholastic Sports

    Students benefit from opportunities to grow physically and intellectually through their experience in self-discipline and their contribution to team efforts made possible from competitive interscholastic sports activities.  The interscholastic athletic program of this district shall be considered as an extracurricular part of the total school program. The Board shall strive to achieve equity and variety with regard to the district’s athletic programs. It is the Board’s desire to engage as many students as possible in athletics and to offer programs that appeal to the district’s diverse student population. All interscholastic sports and clubs and participants must follow Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) policies and procedures.

     

    Fall Season:  August to October

    Winter Season:  October to March

    Spring Season:  February to May

    Sport

    Head Coach

    Sport

    Head Coach

    Sport

    Head Coach

    Football

    Jason Renouf

    Basketball (Boys)

    Brett Cloepfil

    Baseball

    Brian Holmes

    Cross Country

    (Co-Ed)

    Rich Davis

    Basketball

    (Girls)

    Jennifer Gudahl

    Soccer

    (Girls)

    TBA

    Golf

    (Boys)

    Mike Conner

    Swimming & Diving (Girls)

    Colin Shaha

    Swimming & Diving (Boys)

    Colin Shaha

    Soccer

    (Boys)

    Marty Lordemann

    Wrestling

    Jim Martinez

    Tennis

    (Girls)

    Ryan Pace

    Softball

    (Girls)

    Don Wagner

    Poms

    Peggy Freemole

    Track/Field

    (Co-Ed)

    Nick Byom/

    Jazmyne Webster

    Tennis

    (Boys)

    Ryan Pace

    Cheers

    Brodie Subia

    Golf

    (Girls)

    Tim Kohler

    Volleyball

    Sasha Cohoon

     

     

     

     

     

    Student Services and Resources

    Guidance & Counseling

    Counselors are involved in registration, program planning, maintenance of individual student records, test administration and interpretation, conferences and group guidance services.  Additionally, Greeley West counselors will help you:

    • know and understand yourself and your capabilities, aptitudes, abilities, and interests;
    • find practical solutions to your problems; and
    • plan for your future with specific information concerning high school requirements, colleges, scholarships, tests, training opportunities, vocations, military service, and placement services.

     

    Students must make appointments in the counseling office to see their counselors.  Students are responsible for obtaining a pass from the counseling office secretary when they set up an appointment.  In an emergency situation, teachers may send a student to see his/her counselor with a handwritten pass.

     

    Student Schedules & Changes

    Ninth grade students must be scheduled in courses every period of the day. Students in grades 10 through 12 may have one period per day unscheduled. In grades 9 through 12, students may not exceed full time status. Extenuating circumstances will permit exemptions to these course load requirements and limitations as determined by the building principal or designated administrator.  Schedule changes will not be made after the first two weeks of each semester unless authorized by an administrator.

     

    The following procedure should be followed when a Junior or Senior needs to drop a class:

    1. Obtain a “Permission to Drop” form from your counselor.
    2. Complete the form with your signature and the signature of your parent and teacher.
    3. Turn the form into your counselor who will make the final determination.

     

    Library/Media Center (LMC)

    There are more than 10,000 books, 32 magazine subscriptions, numerous internet databases, computers with Internet access, and all types of audio-visual materials and equipment available to students and staff.  Please feel free to make suggestions the LMC staff about items that might improve the collection and the services provided.

    • Students are permitted to work independently in the LMC as long as they have a pass from a teacher giving them permission to do so. Students with an off-period may also utilize the LMC.
    • The Library/Media Center is a place to work and study. Please respect our patrons and maintain this atmosphere.
    • You must have a pass from a teacher to use the library during school hours. You do not have to have a pass before or after school. When you enter the library, give your pass to the librarian.
    • No food or drink is allowed in the library.
    • Students may check out up to four books for 3 weeks using their student ID card. There is an overdue charge of 5 cents per school day for books returned late.  If students have overdue books or fines, they may not check out any new materials.
    • Reference books can only be used in the Library Media Center.
    • There are computers available for student use. Students may print out up to 3 pages for free, then it's 10 cents per page.  The library links include on-line resources, a magazine and newspaper database as well as classroom teacher sites.
    • There is a coin-operated copy machine available to students in the library. Copies are 10 cents per page.

     

    Migrant Education Program

    The goals of the program are to support high-quality and comprehensive education programs for migrant students.  The Migrant Education Graduation Advocate (MEGA) will monitor the academic status of each migrant student and provide individual guidance, resources, and support to overcome barriers that may inhibit student’s ability to succeed in high school.  The MEGA works to prepare migrant students in making the successful transition to post-secondary education or employment.  Please contact your counselor if you have questions.

     

    General School Information

    Announcements

    The Spartan Daily Spur provides the Greeley West community with up-to-date information, and is broadcast on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays at the beginning of 2nd period, and on Wednesdays and Thursday during Period 3 and 4 respectively.  Additionally, bulletin boards throughout the school will also display important information.

     

    In addition to daily announcements and postings on school bulletin boards, students can stay in touch with the many activities at GW through:

     

    Breakfast & Lunch Program

    The school breakfast and hot lunch program is provided for the benefit of all students. Students will not be allowed to charge lunches and will need money on the first day of school. Students who qualify for free and reduced-priced lunches have to reapply every year, and forms are available in the Main Office.  Please keep in mind Greeley West provides a friendly and clean setting for you to eat lunch.  Please throw away all trash and return chairs to the proper place when finished. 

     

    Closed Campus/Lunch Release Card

    Students wishing to leave campus during lunch must have in their possession their student ID with the lunch release emblem and must present it to a staff member to be allowed to leave campus.  To acquire a student ID card to leave campus, the student’s parent/guardian must fill out a lunch release permission form in person in the Main Office.

     

    Courtesy Phones and Student Messages

    Courtesy phones are located in the Main Office, Attendance Office and Counseling Office.

    Telephone messages taken for students from parents or other authorized family members will be announced during passing periods.  It is the student's responsibility to listen for announcements and pick up messages.  Students will not be pulled from class unless it is an emergency.  Parents/guardians who need to reach their student for an emergency MUST CALL THE OFFICE at 348-5400 and we will send a pass for the student. 

     

    Dances

    Dances are for the enjoyment of students at Greeley West.  A non-GWHS student must be a pre-approved guest of a GWHS student.   Forms to pre-approve guests are available in the Main Office and require signatures, so plan ahead.  To be a guest at a GW dance, you must be at least a 9th grader and must not be older than 20 years of age.  Middle school students will not be admitted. Occasionally, there is an additional fee for a guest to attend a GW dance.  Some dances will require advance purchase of tickets to attend.   Tickets generally go on sale the week of the dance.  GW Students must have current IDs to be admitted to dances and non-GW guests must have a picture ID.  GW students must pass eligibility requirements to attend a school activity.  Students will dance in a manner deemed appropriate by administration. Inappropriate dancing may result in student removal from the dance.

     

    Financial Obligations

    Before Seniors are allowed to participate in graduation ceremonies all fees and fines owed to the school must be paid in full.  Students may check with the Finance secretary to request a statement of fees and fines owed.

     

    Fire Drills

    Every school must have a minimum of 10 fire drills each school year.  These drills are used to practice the orderly and safe evacuation of the building.  Students and staff are to proceed to the nearest exit, leave the building, and go at least 100 feet from the building at the sound of the fire alarm.

     

    Fliers and Posters

    All flyers and posters must first be approved by an administrator and then stamped “Approved for Posting” by the Main Office before being posted in and around the school building.

     

    Food and Drink

    Greeley West students are proud to be Spartans, and that pride extends to the manner in which they take care of their school, inside and out.  In order to maintain classrooms and computer labs that are clean and in excellent working condition, it is the expectation of the administration that no food or drink is permitted in academic areas to minimize damage to furniture and equipment, and eliminate the possibility of spills and pests.

     

    Hall Policy

    Students are allowed in the halls during passing periods from the beginning of the day until the end of the day, or with pass from a teacher or school official.  Passes out of class are available either: 1) after the first ten minutes of class has passed, or 2) before the last ten minutes of class.  Students without a scheduled class need to be out of the hallway areas, and should report to the Library/Media Center or the Lobby.

     

    Health Clinic & Medication

    Students must obtain a pass from their teacher prior to coming to the clinic during class unless there is an emergencyAll students who become ill or injured at school and may need to go home must first go to the clinic.  A staff member will assist the student in contacting parents or guardians.  Students should not call from a cell phone and required to report to the clinic.

    School District 6 personnel encourage medications to be taken at home if at all possible.  Many medicines may be taken before school hours and/or after school.  If school personnel are asked to assist the student in taking medication, it must be sent to school in a properly labeled bottle.  We must have written directions for giving the medication signed by a physician, and written permission from a parent before the medication will be administered.  Students are not to give other students any kind of drugs or medication.

     

    Lost and Found

    If you lose an item while at school, please check in Room 201 or the Main Office to see if your lost item has been found.  At the end of every semester, items in Lost and Found are donated to a local charitable organization if not collected.

     

    Parking

    Students may park their vehicles in the North Parking lot, adjacent to the tennis courts, and must register any vehicles they drive to school with the Main Office.  A parking permit will be issued at no cost to the student, and must be visible at all times while the vehicle is on campus. 

    Students parking in restricted areas (i.e. South Parking lot, Visitor Parking, Staff Parking) will be asked to move their vehicle.  If continued violations of this policy occur, the student will lose parking privileges, and may receive additional consequences.

     

    School Closures and Inclement Weather

    In the event of bad weather or to check if school has been cancelled students are encouraged to check:

    • Greeley Evans School District 6 Facebook Page
    • the District 6 website greeleyschools.org,
    • listen to radio stations K99, Tri102, or KFKA-1310 am
    • watch Channel 9 News.

     

    School Insurance

    Information about the insurance program through the school district is available to parents or students and can be picked up in the Main Office or Counseling Office.

     

    School/Physical Education Lockers

    School lockers will be available to all students who wish to have one. For students enrolled in a PE class, a combination lock will be assigned to each PE locker. Only school assigned locks will be allowed on a school locker. Each student is responsible for getting an assigned locker and keeping the locker locked at all times.  Students are responsible for all the contents in their assigned lockers.  Therefore, it is highly recommended that students DO NOT share combinations with other student/friends who are not assigned to that locker.  All lockers are the property of the school and subject to search by an authorized school representative for the protection of all students. Lockers are the property of the school and any damage or clean up required will be charged to the student. The school is not responsible for articles lost or stolen from any locker on campus.

     

    Student I.D. Cards

    Students will be provided with an ID card that must keep in their possession at all times during the school day.  If a student’s ID card is lost or destroyed, he or she will be required to purchase a replacement for $5.  Student ID cards also serve as library cards, and are required for admission to any school function.

     

    Student Use of Cell Phones and Other Electronic Devices

     

    Acceptable Cell Phone and Electronic Device Use Policy

     

    1. Once the bell rings to begin class, students must turn off cell phones/electronic devices and stow them properly in a book bag or pocket. Cell phones are to remain off the entire block unless teacher permission for use is given.

     

    1. During class students will only use cell phones to complete assignments that are related to the instructional lesson or any other approved activity WITH teacher permission.

     

    1. Students will not record still or moving images or voices of students or the teacher without permission from the teacher.

     

    1. Students will place phones in book bags or pockets during all assessments. Cell phones must remain there until ALL assessments have been collected.

     

    1. Students will not post recordings of still or moving images or voice recordings of students or the teacher to online websites without permission.

     

    1. Students will adhere to District 6 Internet Student Use Policy listed on the next page.

     

    When a device is in use in the classroom, students WILL NOT:

     

    • Answer an incoming text message or phone call without permission from the teacher.
    • Be on any social media site (Facebook, Twitter, etc...)
    • Access or play any game or access any entertainment site on their device
    • Access or use any application (app) on their device unless expressly instructed to by the instructor
    • Take any picture or video that the instructor has not expressly asked you to take
    • Upload any picture or video taken in any class to any social media site or website
    • SMS (text) message or email any picture or video taken in class to any person, including themselves
    • Access any type of mobile web browsing for any reason unless directed by the instructor
    • Take any picture, video or text any class assignments or assessments without permission

     

    Students bringing cellular telephones or electronic devices to school do so at their own risk.  Greeley School District 6 will not assume any liability for any lost, stolen or damaged cellular telephone and/or any other electronic devices either in school or in their possession.

     

    If a student is found to have used a cellular telephone or other electronic device without authorization, the phone or device may be confiscated by the staff member and given to an administrator.  The parent/guardian will be called by the student and the device will be returned, by an administrator, to the parent/guardian after the end of the school day or at a mutually agreed time.

     

    Failure to relinquish the cellular telephone or electronic device to a requesting staff member will result in a one (1) day In-School Suspension.  Failure to relinquish the cellular telephone or electronic device to an administrator or administrative designee will result in a three (3) day Out of School Suspension.

     

    Student Use of the Internet

     

    Weld County School District 6 encourages students to use the Internet and electronic communications, such as e-mail, to help them with their schoolwork. Using the school computers and the Internet is a privilege, not a right. Students have no expectation of privacy when using the school’s computers. Students shall use district computers and computer systems in a responsible, efficient, ethical, and legal manner.  Students are expected to follow these rules:

    • Use the Internet only when the teacher has given permission.
    • Tell the teacher immediately if they unintentionally access inappropriate material while using the Internet or electronic communications.
    • Never log in with someone else’s name and password.
    • Never give others personal information while using the Internet or electronic communications unless specifically approved by the teacher or counselor.
    • Never arrange face-to-face meetings with persons met on the Internet or through electronic communications.
    • Not use the internet or electronic devices to bully, harass, threaten, demean, or promote violence or hatred against another person or group of persons.
    • Not vandalize technology equipment or the district network. This will result in cancellation of privileges and may result in school disciplinary action and/or legal action.
    • Only use licensed software provided by the school and not load any personal software onto the computer.

     

    Student Email

    Greeley-Evans School District 6 will provide a free email account for every student unless parents complete an opt-out form. Students will receive training on appropriate use of email before teachers provide them with their usernames and passwords. Training will include:  dealing with potential bullying, handling email from unknown senders, general email etiquette, and informing students that email messages leave a permanent digital record.  Resources can be accessed at http://www.commonsensemedia.org

     

    Acceptable use of email falls under the policy governing student use of the Internet and electronic communications. Policy JS states that no student shall access, create, transmit, retransmit, or forward material or information:

    1. That promotes violence or advocates destruction of property including, but not limited to, access to information concerning the manufacturing or purchasing of destructive devices or weapons.
    2. That contains pornographic, obscene, or other sexually oriented materials, either as pictures or writings that are intended to stimulate erotic feelings or appeal to prurient interests in nudity, sex, or excretion.
    3. That harasses, threatens, demeans, or promotes violence or hatred against another person or group of persons in violation of the district’s nondiscrimination policies.
    4. That uses inappropriate or profane language likely to be offensive to others in the school community.
    5. That is knowingly false or could be construed as intending to purposely damage another person's reputation.
    6. That contains personal information about themselves or others, including information protected by confidentiality laws.
    7. Using another individual’s Internet or electronic communications account without written permission from that individual. 
    8. That impersonates another or transmits through an anonymous remailer proxy.

     

    Tobacco Free School

    As per Colorado Revised Statutes, GWHS prohibits the use of tobacco products on all school property including athletic fields and parking areas.  For the purposes of this policy, all tobacco, tobacco products, and tobacco-like products that are suitable for chewing or smoking are prohibited at all times.  Students in possession are subject to disciplinary consequences.

     

    Visitors and Guests

    Visitors distract from this environment and therefore are not allowed during school hours without administrative approval at least 48 hours in advance. All visitors must check in at the office and pick up a Visitor Pass.  Small children are not permitted to attend classes or be on campus without prior authorization by an administrator.

     

     

     

     

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