PTHS Student Handbook 2022-2023

HOMELESS STUDENTS The Pontiac Township High School District shall provide an educational environment that treats all students with dignity and respect. Every homeless student shall have equal access to the same free and appropriate educational opportunities as students who are not homeless. This commitment to the educational rights of homeless children, youth, and youth not living with a parent or guardian, applies to all services, programs, and activities provided or made available, as prescribed in the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. In an effort to comply with the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, Pontiac Township High School affirms that all homeless students will not be denied the benefits of, or be subject to, discrimination under any educational program or activity as students who are not homeless. Please report to the Guidance Department for assistance. STUDENT ACCIDENT INSURANCE Student accident insurance is available for purchase by every student enrolled at PTHS. Athletes are required to carry a policy or have an insurance waiver on file. According to a schedule of benefits listed in the policy, some expenses incurred in an accident suffered while in school, while in an authorized school sponsored trip, and while traveling to or from school are covered. If you have school insurance and sustain an injury, report it at once to the office and obtain a claim form. It is the student’s responsibility to take the claim to the doctor and see that it is processed. LOST AND FOUND A lost and found area will be maintained in the main office. Students are encouraged not to bring valuables or excessive amounts of money to school. All items unclaimed at the end of the school year will be donated to charity. NON-CUSTODIAL REQUEST FOR RECORDS If a non-custodial parent would like to receive copies of report cards, progress reports and discipline referrals, they need to submit a written request. The request should be directed to the Principal. ASBESTOS NOTICE TO ALL STUDENTS, EMPLOYEES, AND PARENTS In accordance with federal regulations (45FR61987) Pontiac High School is required to notify all students, employees, and parents, that friable asbestos is present in some areas of the building. A program has been implemented to ensure that the material is maintained in good condition and that appropriate precautions are followed. PESTICIDE AND LAWN CARE APPLICATION NOTICE The district maintains a registry of parents and guardians of students who have registered to receive written or telephone notification prior to the application of pesticides and lawn care products to school grounds. To be added to the list, please contact the school.

Notification will be given before application of the pesticide and lawn care products. Prior notice is not required if there is imminent threat to health or property

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