NSU University School Student/Parent Handbook 2016-2017

Page 6 each student. To facilitate educational programs that complement and are in harmony with your child’s individual needs and interests, we have developed a curriculum wherein the average, above average, or gifted student is able to work toward his/her potential. We provide opportunities in small group settings for each child to grow academically at his/her own rate. As a consequence of our belief in the value of each individual, a student at NSU University School increases self- awareness, develops independence, and accepts responsibility for his/her own actions in cooperation with school staff, administration, and his/her family and peers, all within an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect,. We further believe that parental involvement helps children to learn more effectively. The premise that school- home communication is an ongoing process and an essential component of each child’s academic program is held by each member of the NSU University School staff. SCHOOL HOURS Drop off: No earlier than 7:30 a.m. School starts: 8:15 a.m. Lower School starts: 8:00 a.m. Middle and Upper School ends: 2:45 p.m. for JK and K; 3:10 Grades 1-5 School ends: 3:10 p.m. Middle and Upper Aftercare: No later than 5:30 p.m. Lower and Middle Students cannot be released for early dismissal during the final 45 minutes of the school day for safety and operational reasons, unless authorized by the Director. Students may not be released early by the classroom teachers. Students in grades junior-kindergarten through eighth cannot remain on the NSU campus after 3:30 p.m. unless they are enrolled in a NSU University School approved program (including a sport, fine art, or after-school program, or continuing services). Students who remain on the NSU campus and are not part of a school approved program will be returned to NSU University School and parents will be billed a $10 per hour supervision fee. NSU University School does not provide supervision of students before 7:30 a.m. or after 3:30 p.m. unless they are enrolled in an approved program. Unsupervised students on the NSU campus will be subject to the school discipline code. 2: STUDENT DISCIPLINE – CONDUCT AND BEHAVIOR STUDENT HONOR CODE All students, on their honor, will treat others with respect and will not lie, cheat, or steal. Respect is treating others with civility and consideration. 1. Cheating is the giving, receiving, or attempting to give or receive unauthorized help. It also includes plagiarism. Plagiarism is a form of cheating that is the representation of another’s work as one’s own. 2. Stealing is the taking of anything without the consent of the owner. 3. Lying is defined as any attempt to deceive, falsify, or misrepresent the truth in any manner. HONOR PLEDGE As a NSU University School student, I understand the honor code and will abide by it. I will encourage others to promote honesty, courtesy, and responsibility throughout NSU University School. I understand that violation of the honor code will result in disciplinary action. APPLICATION OF THE STUDENT HONOR CODE POLICY The following rules regarding student conduct are in effect during the times and places stated below: • on the school grounds during, and immediately before or immediately after, school hours • on the school grounds at any other time when the school is being used by a school group