A safe, supportive and physically comfortable environment promotes student learning. Education is the responsibility of the school, students, parents and community. Decisions are made collaboratively by all stakeholders.
Communication is vital to all stakeholders. Student learning is the primary focus of all decisions impacting the business of the school. High expectations promote high achievement. The learning environment is research based and data driven. Students learn in different ways through a variety of instructional approaches, including the use of technology to support their learning.
Students are given the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular activities to develop leadership and teamwork skills. All students will meet or exceed all benchmarks and standards. The commitment to continuous improvement enables students to become confident, self-directed, lifelong learners.
Students demonstrate their understanding of essential knowledge and skills, and are actively involved in self-evaluation and the production of quality work. Students are challenged to achieve high academic goals. Excellence is achieved when individuals strive for maximum potential. Liberty School Mission The mission of Liberty School faculty, staff, students, parents and community is to provide a safe learning environment that enables all students to maximize achievement through a rich variety of educational experiences.
All students must show ALL math work. All students will be responsible for their assignments. All students must put forth their best penmanship at all times. Schedule Our regular school hours are from 8: Abbreviated school days are 8: For school closing information, call the Bedford County Board of Education at , extension 4. Car riders who plan to eat breakfast should arrive no later than 7: Buses do not depart from school until 3: Any student arriving at school prior to 7: Any student arriving prior to 7: For more information contact the school.
Messages for your children during school hours must be given to the school secretary to be forwarded to your student. Visitors must also sign out through the office before leaving. Please follow this procedure anytime you visit. Attendance Students are required to attend school every day. UN - accountable absence. UNN - unexcused, no note. XPN - excused with verification. XCT - excuse, court appearances. OSS - out of school suspension.
Students are not allowed to make up missed work. Any student who has 5 or more unexcused absences will be referred to the Student Services Supervisor for truancy.
Students in grades 5 - 8 who are absent must report to the office upon returning to school with either a note written by a parent or a doctor.
Students will be given an admission slip indicating the type of absence. Students in grades K - 4 will turn in parent or doctor notes to their classroom teacher.
Pre-arranged trip forms may be obtained through the office and signed by the principal and teachers five 5 days prior to the planned trip. Any absence of this type is considered unexcused, but the student is allowed to make up the work. The student may request missed assignments at that time. Students leaving school early for any reason must be signed out through the office by a parent or guardian.
They will not be released from the classroom until notified by the office. Whenever necessary, school officials may require proof of custody or guardianship and identification. Upon returning to school, an admission slip must be obtained through the office with a parent or doctor note. Students leaving, prior to This will indicate to teachers whether the tardy is excused or unexcused. Students may not be allowed to make up work due to an unexcused tardy or check out.
For a tardy or check out to be excused a doctor note must be provided. Students who accrue 5 unexcused tardies or early check outs will be charged 1 unexcused absence.
These absences will count toward school attendance and truancy. Updated Safety Information Every measure is taken to insure the safety of all students at Liberty. Parents must supply the school with all required court documents that involve legal guardianship or restraints. Conferences Parents are encouraged to meet with teachers and school administrators if they have a question or concern about their child.
Two parent-teacher conference days are scheduled, one in the fall and one in the winter. Our goal is for every student to master the material being taught so they can find success in school and in life. We will not give up on our students!
In honoring this commitment we will not accept any grade under a Any student who makes lower than a 70 on any assignment will be given a re-do in order for them to learn the skill that they may not have previously understood. The most important consideration is the student. All decisions will be made with that in mind. Students must achieve a minimum overall grade average of 70 in order to be promoted. School and System-wide Testing Students at Liberty take state-required tests.
These are very important in evaluating the effectiveness of education. Students in grades 5 and 8 take the Writing Assessment. The Gateway test is given to Algebra I students at the end of the course. Students K-8 will take a minimum of 3 Think Link tests. Dress Code The Student Dress Code is a proactive and effective strategy to promote enhanced student behavior and appearance, which are key ingredients of a positive learning environment in which student achievement and safety are the highest priorities.
This policy is mandated for grades and voluntary compliance for K-5 students is encouraged. The Student Dress Code shall be in effect during school hours and at any school activity or event at which student attendance is required.
Voluntary and after-hours extracurricular activities are not subject to the dress code Liberty has a supply of shirts and belts to loan for the day if a student is out of dress code. Failure to return these loaned items can result in a fee being charged.
Clothing or hairstyles considered to be distracting, disruptive, or detrimental to the learning environment will be in violation of the dress code and will be addressed by the Principal.
The following are considered in violation of the dress code and are considered an interruption to the educational process: Students who are in violation of the code will contact their parents. Parents will be asked to bring appropriate clothing. If a parent cannot be contacted, alternative clothing will be found. If alternative clothing cannot be located, the student will be placed in an area away from other students for the rest of the day to complete their work.
A Pants, jeans, shorts, Capri pants, skirts, skorts or jumpers in solid colors with no embellishments of any kind. Embellishments may be defined as elaborate decoration or adornments.
B All shirts shall be properly buttoned and tucked inside pants, jeans, shorts, skorts or skirts. Chests and midriffs must be covered. C Shirts with short or long sleeves and a collar polo, dress-style with buttons, or turtleneck , in a solid color. T-shirts or other undergarments with or without sleeves may be worn underneath these required shirt types.
These must be solid colors. No shirt may display any writing, pictures or images except for school logos. Students will wear clothing of appropriate size. The school system will not require specific brands of clothing. All clothing must be hemmed. Pants, jeans, shorts, Capri pants, skirts, skorts, jumpers or dresses. Full-length, cropped, and Capri pants are permitted. Outerwear Lightweight outerwear, with or without logos, in solid colors are permitted.
There are no size restrictions pertaining to school logos. A collared, solid color shirt with a squarely hemmed shirt tail may be worn in an unbuttoned fashion as outerwear as long as it complies with the previously stated guidelines as to shirt color and logos.
A polo shirt, buttoned dress shirt or turtleneck shirt in a solid color must be worn under the open shirt. Heavy outwear may not be worn during the school day. Footwear Footwear must be worn at all times.