Calendar

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Student Handbook

Learn the responsibilities and expectations that come with being a student enrolled in our program!

Class Materials

Here you will find the list of materials needed throughout the semester!

Parent

Handbook

Explore the expectations and responsibilities we have of parents with student enrolled in our program!

STEM MATERIAL

Everything you need to take on STEM throughout the semester is listed  here!

Homeschooling 

Documents

All of necessary documents for homeschooling can be found here.

Portfolio 

Guide

Key to your academic success is the creation and  maintenance of your portfolio. 

COVID 19 

Policy

Learn more about the strategies and tactics we will employ to defend our families from COVID-19.

EXPECTATIONS FOR STUDENTS' BEHAVIOR

Each student is expected to:

  • understand that they are responsible for their actions and that inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated;

  • be informed about and abide by the XyayX Institute rules and policies;

  • participate responsibly in institute safety drills;

  • behave in a responsible and appropriate manner during all institute functions, whether on or off institute grounds;

  • attend the XyayX Institute regularly and be prepared for class by completing daily assignments, homework and make-up work;

  • continue to develop a moral and ethical sensibility as well as practice moral and ethical behavior; learn about, understand, and respect diversity and differences among all groups;

  • understand, as well as apply, the basic principles of healthful daily living;

  • know and follow the law to keep our institute a safe environment. Weapons of any kind are strictly forbidden on institute property or at the XyayX Institute-sponsored events;

  • tobacco, alcohol and/or illegal drugs/substances are also strictly forbidden on institute property or at the XyayX Institute-sponsored events

STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

All students have the right to:

  • Take part in all activities on an equal basis regardless of national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability;

  • Present his/her version of the relevant events to institute personnel authorized to impose a disciplinary penalty in connection with the imposition of the penalty;

  • Access institute rules and, when necessary, receive an explanation of those rules from institute personnel.

 

All students have the responsibility to:

  • Maintain a safe and orderly institute environment that is conducive to learning and to show respect to other persons and property;

  • Be familiar with and abide by all district policies, rules and regulations dealing with student conduct;

  • Attend the XyayX Institute every day unless legally excused; be in class on time and prepared to learn;

  • Work to the best of their ability in all academic and extracurricular pursuits and strive toward their highest possible level of achievement;

  • Take direction from teachers, administrators and other institute personnel in a respectful, positive manner;

  • Work to develop mechanisms to control anger;

  • Ask questions when directions or concepts are not understood;

  • Seek help in solving problems before they lead to disciplinary action;

  • Dress appropriately for class and the XyayX Institute functions;

  • Accept responsibility for their actions;

  • Conduct themselves as representatives of the XyayX Institute when participating in or attending institute-sponsored extra-curricular events and hold themselves to the highest standards of conduct, demeanor, and sportsmanship.

ATTENDANCE

Student attendance and academic achievement are strongly connected. By attending class regularly and punctually, a student can progress toward state and local learning standards, experience academic success, and become involved in a safe and stable learning community. All students and their parents should understand that regular, punctual attendance prepares students for successful employment. 

 

Excused Unexcused Illness / Excuses / Tardiness (late)

All absences require a written note from a parent/guardian within 24 hours of the return to the XyayX Institute. Attendance records are legal documents and need to be accurate. Parents must call or email Institute personnel by 9:00 am the day of the absence and give the reason for the absence or tardiness. If we do not receive an email, a note, or a phone call from a parent or guardian, the students absence will be designated an unexcused absence in accordance with our attendance policy.

 

Any work missed is the responsibility of the student and must be made up within a period of time corresponding to the length of absence.

COMMON ILLNESS & ATTENDANCE GUIDELINES

  1. Fever: Any temperature greater than 100 degrees F is considered fever. Students must be fever-free for 24 hours without using fever-reducing medications (such as Tylenol, Motrin, Advil, etc.) in order to return to the institute. This applies even if the underlying cause of the fever is non-infectious, such as middle ear infections, bronchitis, urinary tract infections, etc. Children with a fever do not usually feel well enough to participate in and attend the institute activities. It is recommended that they be given 24 hours to recover from the fever before returning to the institute. (Please note that a student who exhibits symptoms of illness without a fever may be sent home.)

  2. Colds: Students with an upper respiratory infection without a fever may not attend the institute in person but may attend online if they feel well enough to do so. It is helpful in preventing the spread of illness if children learn to cough or sneeze into tissues and to wash hands after contact with the secretions.

  3. Infections: Any student who has been on antibiotic therapy for 24 hours is no longer considered infectious and may return to the institute. This includes infections of the eye, nose, skin and strep infections. Diarrhea: Students with diarrhea should remain home until they are symptom free for 24 hours. The only exception is if the diarrhea is the result of a chronic condition, in which case a doctor’s note is required indicating the diarrhea is not infectious.

  4. Vomiting: A student who has vomited the evening before or the morning of a class day should remain home for that day.

  5. Common Childhood Diseases: Students with Pertussis (whooping cough) Meningococcal Disease, or any other known contagious disease must be kept at home until no longer contagious. For most common childhood diseases, the period of contagion is known. Consult your primary pediatrician/ physician for additional information

STUDENT DRESS CODE

All students are expected to give proper attention to personal cleanliness and to dress appropriately for class and scheduled functions. Students and their parents/guardians have the primary responsibility for ensuring acceptable student dress code and appearance at the XyayX Institute and institute-sponsored activities.

STUDENT CELL PHONE AND PERSONAL DEVICE USE

Cell phones, smart phones and tablets are not to be used during class periods without teacher permission. Reasonable levels of cell phone use are permissible before, between, and after class. Students are not allowed to use their phones during class

 

Students are allowed to use personal devices or smart phones for listening to music during downtime. Inappropriate use of these devices will result in the loss of this privilege.

STUDENT LUNCH

Students are expected to bring a lunch as well as snack on every full day of Institute, and/or bring cash to purchase lunch at the local deli. A refrigerator, toaster oven, and microwave are located in the kitchen for the convenience of the students. Students may keep their lunches and drinks in this refrigerator. Lunch time, snack time and after the end of the class day are the only times when eating and drinking are permitted in the institute building, and then only in designated areas.

hOMEWORK

Our teaching staff avoid overloading students with excessively lengthy homework assignments. They do the same to avoid meaningless or empty assignments as well. Teachers plan homework with the same diligence and care as any other classroom lesson. Any assignment given is important enough to be completed to the best of a student’s ability and is always considered by staff to be worthy of evaluation. Homework is assigned using the following guidelines:

  1. Homework assignments are a properly planned part of the curriculum, extending and reinforcing the learning experience of the classroom.

  2. Homework assignments help students achieve by providing practice in the mastery of required academic skill sets, and provide opportunities to gather data, synthesize that data and integrate it to draw appropriate conclusions. The same assignments are designed to serve as remediation tools as academic rigor increases.

  3. Homework assignments serve to help students develop a sense of responsibility by providing opportunities for independent or collaborative work skill-set development, deemed necessary for success in a college or work setting. Again, parents are key to this development, by reinforcing that self-reliance is an admirable trait and key to success in the future.

  4. The number, frequency, and degree of difficulty of homework assignments are always based in the philosophy that challenge is a positive endeavor. Typically, as students take on more challenging courses, it should be noted that homework complexity and rigor will increase. The assignments are tailored to student ability and need. Creative solutions to problem-solving when completing assignments is valued, as is accuracy and timely completion.

  5. As a valid educational tool, homework assignments are clearly detailed, and carefully/promptly evaluated by staff or peer evaluators.

STUDENT COMPLAINTS AND GRIEVANCES

Students are provided an opportunity to be heard on any complaints and grievances they may have on issues affecting the student body. Students should discuss the matter with their student council representative before appealing to the institute administration. The district encourages the resolution of all student complaints as promptly as possible and at the lowest level possible. Accordingly, students are urged to discuss complaints first with the appropriate teachers, and or staff members.

STUDENT DISMISSAL

No student may be released from institute to anyone other than the parent, guardian or child protective services personnel and law enforcement officers pursuant to law, unless the name of the individual seeking release of the student appears on a list provided by the parent or guardian.

STUDENT/PARENT PRIVACY

We wish to ensure that student privacy is protected pursuant to the Protection of Pupil rights Amendment, as revised by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. The XyayX Institute will not participate in:

  • The collection, disclosure and use of personal information gathered from students for the purpose of marketing or selling that information.

  • The administration of any survey revealing information concerning one or more of the following:

    • Political affiliations

    • Social/emotional status

    • Sexual behavior or attitudes

    • Illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating or demeaning behavior

    • Religious practices, affiliations or beliefs

    • Income

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