Rapid Run Middle School

Policies/Procedures

Rapid Run Middle School Policies

The policies of Rapid Run Middle school are designed to be both specific to Rapid Run and yet remain within the policies established by the School Board for the entire Oak Hills Local Schools District. The following section contains the polices developed for Rapid Run and links to the District policies where appropriate.

Medication Policy

Students are not permitted to carry any medication (prescription or over the counter) on their person. All medicine that a student is required to take during the school day MUST be taken to the clinic by the parent/guardian. Prescription medicine must be in its original container and accompanied by the completed proper forms, which can be obtained through the clinic. These forms are:
1. Physician’s request for the administration of prescriptions.
2. Parental authorization and release.

Failure to follow this policy could result in a ten-day suspension with a recommendation to the superintendent for expulsion.

Tardiness:

1. Tardiness occurs when a student arrives at school after the designated starting time; however, due to the various modes of transportation involved in moving students from home to school, three classifications of tardiness will exist.

a. Non-chargeable Tardiness - This occurs when the delay is caused by the lateness of a yellow school bus, whether it is operated by the school district or a commercial company and for other good reasons common to many students in the school on a given day. When non-chargeable tardiness occurs the students shall have the right to make up any work missed and no record of tardiness shall be made on the report card.

b. Chargeable Tardiness - These are recorded on the report card:

1) Excused - When lateness is caused by inclement weather or other good reasons, the student shall have the right to make up work missed.

2) Unexcused - This would normally occur when a student moves from home to school by walking, driving or riding with friend or family and is late for school. Students who are tardy may or may not be permitted to make up the work.

Principals make the final determination whether a student is excused or unexcused.

2. Tardiness will be defined as being up to two hours late. When lateness extends beyond two hours but less than three and one-half hours, it is classified as an absence of one-half day. Absence of more than three and one-half hours will be counted as a full-day absence.

We appreciate your support emphasizing the importance that your child is on time for school.