Student Handbook

The Student Handbook is resource for students and parents to review about Hughes STEM policies and procedures.

Hughes STEM requires students to purchase and use the school's academic planner/student handbook. It is an important means of communication between school and home as well as a place for students to record their daily assignments, projects and homework. It also includes the Hughes STEM Student Handbook outlining the schools academic and behavioral expectations.

Parents please check the planner daily and help your child learn to use their planner efficiently. At the beginning of the year, develop good habits. Spend a few minutes each evening looking through the planner. (Evenings are better than the rushed pace of the mornings.) Add important family events and check over homework assignments. Then help your student begin homework. Check off work with your child as he/she finishes it. Use the planner to communicate with teachers, write questions if needed. As your child becomes more skilled with using his/her planner and as good habits are demonstrated, a weekly check will suffice.

Inside you will also find the Hughes STEM Family Compact form, which you will need to sign and return your team leader.

Hughes STEM Student Handbook 2016-2017

 

Student Responsibilities

  • Attending all classes regularly and on time.
  • Being prepared for classes with proper supplies.
  • Completing and submitting assignments on time, including Summer Homework.
  • Working to the best of one’s ability in all class activities.
  • Behaving in a safe and orderly manner in class and throughout the school.
  • Taking care of and properly using computers and other technical equipment.
  • Developing critical thinking skills.
  • Exercising academic honesty and integrity.
  • Tracking assignments, deadlines, and grades daily in PowerSchool and Blackboard.
  • Using civil, polite language (Tone of Decency) with both peers and school staff.
  • Participating in Student Government, PTSA, class and extra-curricular activities.

Parent Responsibilities

  • Visit the school on a regular basis and communicate directly with teachers.
  • Send the student to school every day on time and eager to learn.
  • Insure that the student gets enough sleep, eats breakfast, and is in uniform.
  • Encourage the student’s completion of all school assignments.
  • Encourage their child to perform to their maximum potential.
  • Provide needed school supplies.
  • Provide Internet access at home & monitor grades/attendance on PowerSchool.
  • Attend parent-teacher conferences and Open House.
  • Monitor the student’s use of school issued laptop and Internet usage.
  • Participate in school organizations (LSDMC, Boosters, ILT, PTSO, etc.).
  • Volunteer for at least one committee or other school activity.
  • Instill in the student a respect for self and others.
  • Call the school office to report absence before 9:30 and send note with student upon return. 
  • Request make-up work whenever the student is absent.
  • Administrator/Staff/Teacher Responsibilities
  • Communicate respectfully with parents and students.
  • Enforce rules and policies consistently and fairly.
  • Provide a safe, orderly, and challenging learning environment.
  • Fairly and consistently enforce district, school, team, and classroom policies.
  • Encourage all students and provide positive feedback.
  • Provide make-up work for absent student upon their return.

Administrator/Staff/Teacher Responsibilities

  • Communicate respectfully with parents and students.
  • Enforce rules and policies consistently and fairly.
  • Provide a safe, orderly, and challenging learning environment.
  • Fairly and consistently enforce district, school, team, and classroom policies.
  • Encourage all students and provide positive feedback.
  • Provide make-up work for absent student upon their return.