James Love Elementary School Mission Statement
James Love School will provide an appropriate learning
environment enabling all students to experience success in order to gain
maximum benefits for themselves and society.
At James Love School, we believe that all students will learn! We also believe that each student is unique and worthwhile. Due to their diversities of culture, all students have different experiences. Recognizing the variety of needs and characteristics in students, we propose to provide an environment conducive to fulfilling these needs and to assist students in achieving their full potential in physical, social, emotional and academic development. We believe that our school facilities should be safe, attractive, well equipped, secure, and comfortable.
As educators, we are committed to assisting students in the mastery of basic skills. We strive to provide a variety of instructional and enrichment activities in our school curriculum which will promote student success.
We believe each student should be treated with respect and dignity; therefore, we seek to provide opportunities for students to develop respect for others and respect for his/her heritage.
The School Schedule for Teachers and Assistants
The school day for instructional personnel at James Love will be from 7:50 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. The schedule for 7 hour teacher assistants will be from 8:20-3:20. On the days you have morning duty, your schedule will be from 7:30 – 2:30. The schedule for 6 hour teacher assistants will be from 8:20 – 2:20. On the days you have afternoon duty, your schedule will be from 9:20-3:20. Teachers should be in their classrooms preparing for students by 7:50 a.m. Everyone should come by the office to check mailboxes for notices. Principals may make temporary adjustments in the hours for instructional personnel. Permanent adjustments in the hours for instructional personnel may be made with the approval of the superintendent.
The hours indicated are considered minimum and each employee is expected to exercise the professional responsibility of working the time necessary to meet requirements of the position. Teachers and assistants must have the approval of the principal before leaving the school grounds during the school day.
Planning days: The planning day schedule for all staff is from 8:00 to 3:00 with one hour for lunch.
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School Schedule for Students
Beginning and dismissal times for James Love School are as follows:
First Buses arrive 7:30 a.m.
Students (except Pre K and Head Start) go to breakfast
then duty room
Faculty Time 7:50 a.m.
Tardy Bell and
Morning Broadcast 8:10 a.m.
Instruction Begins immediately following our broadcast
Pre K and Head Start &
K and first grade car riders 2:45 p.m.
First Bus Load Students 2:50 p.m.
Car Riders 2:53 p.m.
Second load bus riders will be
escorted to the multi-purpose room by designee of grade level after first load is dismissed
Faculty Leaves 3:20 p.m.
The protection of instructional time during the school day is a major objective of the school system. Every effort should be made to maximize instructional time. In the event of inclement weather or unusual conditions are such that school should be closed local radio stations will be asked to make the announcement. The decision will be made no later than 6:00 a.m., unless unusual circumstances make a later decision necessary. Weather conditions at times may necessitate a late arrival or early dismissal.
Instructional time - Senate Bill 1, ratified during the 1985 session of the General Assembly, defined the instructional day as a part of the Basic Education Program: “Instructional time is the time during which students are assigned to a teacher for the primary purpose of instruction. Each school day must include at least five hours and 30 minutes of instructional time.” Lunch time is also time students are assigned to you as a teacher. Your students are expected to be monitored closely at lunch.
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Moment of Silence
The Board of Education authorizes the observance of a moment of silence at the beginning of each day in all grades in the school system. The moment of silence may not exceed one minute in length, must be completely unstructured and free of any influence from any source; and no other activity will be allowed during that time.
Legal Reference: G.S. 115c-47 (28)
Reporting to Parents
Communicating with parents is essential during the school year. During the school year at least two conferences should be held with the parents of every child in your classroom. The first conference should be completed during the first month of school and a second conference should be held second semester. A TIER PLAN should be written for each child who is below grade level. For parents who have difficulty coming to the school, the principal, assistant principal, or social worker will assist you in completing these. Conferences should be used to discuss the child’s work, study habits, test scores, attitude, relationships with peers and any other concerns about the child. Remember to say something positive about the child.
It is extremely important that parents and school personnel work together. The teacher having background knowledge of the student and the home, often facilitates a successful relationship between teacher and student. This background knowledge is obtained through successful communication with the parents. It is therefore vital to communicate consistently with parents. This can be accomplished by means of written letters, phone calls, parent conferences, and sometimes home visits. Staff members should not make a home visit alone. The social worker, will be available to assist with home visits. Positive relationships will benefit all involved and can often alleviate problems before they arise. Positive home/school relations are an essential ingredient in an effective school, and communication is the key to a successful school year.
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Homework can play an important role in the child’s learning experience. Homework often serves as reinforcement for skills, which have been taught in the classroom, and in some instances, it can be a motivator for additional inquiry into specific subject areas. It is therefore the policy at James Love School to assign homework when it is seen to be necessary and beneficial for the student’s total learning. Homework should not burden the student so that he/she does not have sufficient time for rest and relaxation away from the school environment. Every effort should be made to see that this does not occur. Homework must be checked when given and prompt feedback provided.
Interim Reports/Report Cards
Interim reports will be sent to parents one time per grading period. Report cards will be sent home at the end of each nine weeks-grading period. In addition to the written reports, teachers should confer with parents about problems or difficulties their students are encountering. When a parent requests a conference with a teacher, it is the responsibility of the teacher to schedule a conference within a reasonable time. Following is a report card schedule for 2010 – 2011.
Report Card Schedule
Interim Report Date End of Nine Weeks Report Card Date
September 27 October 28 November 4
December 6 January 14 January 24
February 23 March 29 April 5
May 5 June 9 June 9
Cultural Arts/Physical Education Grades/Honor Roll
In the elementary schools, music and physical education are graded on the basis of participation, interest, and attitude, since the purpose is to give the student experiences with many kinds of cultural art activities. We believe participation with the guidance of the teacher is more important than concentrating on perfection (from an adult viewpoint) in music and physical education at an early age. Therefore, as stated above, the grades reflected in music and physical education in the elementary schools are based upon participation, attitude, and interest; not on achievement or talent in these areas.
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Cleveland County School Board policy states all students in grades K-12 must meet testing standards and pass class work to be promoted.
Contact will be made with the parents of students who score less than Level III on the initial End-of-Grade test in reading and math to inform them of their child’s score. These students will receive focused intervention and remedial help before retaking the End-of-Grade test before the last day of school.
Students who do not reach Level III on the second administration will either go before a waiver committee or be retained in their present grade.
When retention is a possibility, two written notices must be given to the parent or guardian. The first notice should be sent at the end of the first semester. A conference must be scheduled with the parent within two weeks following the first notice. The second written notice must be sent by the end of the fourth grading period. A form letter is used school-wide for the first notice and can be obtained from the office.
Standard Course of Study
All students, unless otherwise approved by the principal, will follow the Standard Course of Study. Therefore, planning should reflect the goals and objectives outlined for your grade level in all subject areas.
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When cumulative folders arrive, it is the teacher’s responsibility to check the information to see if the student has received resource services. If it takes longer than two weeks to receive a folder and you think the child might need resource services, ask the resource teacher to call the child’s previous school.
Cumulative folders are maintained in accordance with state regulations. These folders serve as a record of each student’s school performance as well as verification for compliance with immunization and attendance laws. These records are filed in alphabetical order in the office. Cumulative folders are not to be left in the classroom, made available to students, or to be taken from the school. Use the cumulative folder sign out sheet located on side of the filing cabinet any time you take cumulative folders out of the office.
The classroom teacher should carefully maintain cumulative folders. All folders are to be alphabetized. Each student’s folder will be checked at the end of the school year and care should be taken to ensure that folders are in proper order. Each cumulative folder should be in a specific order. A detailed list and description is provided.
Health cards are kept in a separate folder in front of each teacher’s group for use during the school year. Our school nurse will check immunizations for each new child you receive during the school year. Place the child’s health card in the school nurse’s box to be checked and returned to you. The office attempts to keep up with immunization compliance, but if you are aware of a questionable situation, please advise the office.
Within the first week of school, the previous year’s Sims sheets should be thrown away, and new sheets filed. It is your responsibility to have a NEW Sims sheet for each child. Please check to see that these forms are complete. (Filled out on both the front and the back)
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The school counselor provides developmental, preventive, and remedial services for all of James Love School students through individual, group, and classroom sessions. In addition, the counselor is available for consultation with administrators, teachers, staff, and parents. The counselor also coordinates services for students with other community agencies.
Referrals to the counselor should be made in writing with a brief description of the problem.
Positive Behavior Support
Learning cannot take place in the absence of good order and self-discipline. Each classroom should have a set of written agreements that go along with the school agreements. Agreements should be taught. At all times, the teacher should identify, acknowledge, and promote positive behavior. Students should know that agreement infractions are unacceptable. Infractions should be dealt with firmly, fairly, and consistently.
It is highly recommended that early parental contact be made when there is a developing discipline problem. The parent can be an invaluable ally when the teacher develops a positive rapport early in the school year. It is strongly suggested that an alliance be established with the parents of each student.
It is expected that teachers will take the necessary steps to ensure good positive discipline in the classroom. It is also expected that all staff will work together to ensure good school wide positive discipline. The assistant principal and principal will serve in advisory and supportive roles. When, as a result of misbehavior that cannot be handled in the classroom, it is necessary that a student be referred to the office, a disciplinary referral form is required. Do not send a student without a referral form, unless it is an emergency. On this form, the teacher should explain the nature of the infraction and identify prior strategies employed to gain student compliance. This information will aid the administrator in working with the student. Teachers will be informed of the action taken. The severity and consistency of the student’s misconduct will determine the action.
The changing of the color card system will be followed school-wide. Cards are strictly for behavior.
Green Positive – Good Behavior
Yellow Time out (10-15 minutes out of classroom) or
Orange Note and call to parents
Red Office referral
This an optional intervention to use when a student gets his/her card turned to yellow. “Bouncing” a student is simply giving the student time-out in another teacher’s classroom. Please bounce to a teacher on your grade level. The amount of time can be 10 or 15 minutes. The student will then return back to the regular classroom. Please do not “Bounce” more than one student at a time.
A dated note or email with your room number should be turned in to the principal listing maintenance needs. These will be addressed as quickly as possible.
It is imperative the office be notified immediately if a certain area is not being maintained in a satisfactory manner. Heat and air conditioning units should not be used as storage space. This is a fire code violation.
No space other than the room assigned to you is to be used for storage unless approved by the principal or assistant principal.
We encourage participation in both the breakfast and lunch programs at James Love School. The cafeteria is to be enjoyed by students, faculty, staff, and invited guests. All visitors who wish to eat in the cafeteria are requested to report to the office prior to entering the cafeteria.
No carryouts are permitted. All visitors and staff must proceed through the cafeteria line. It is vital that each class arrives and leaves the cafeteria on schedule. Teachers and teacher assistants should always eat with students. Each teacher is responsible for leaving tables, stools, and floor clean for the next class. School breakfast and lunch menus are published in the Shelby Star each week. Salads and/or baked potatoes are offered for adults, and orders should be placed in the morning. A sign-up sheet is in the lunchroom. Please sign before 9:00 a.m. Refrain from changing this decision at lunchtime. If you place an order, you must pay for it.
The cashier will collect lunch money in the cafeteria. Each child must give his/her number and money. Accounts can be paid for the week, month, etc. All collections should be sent to the cafeteria by 8:30 a.m.
Show Responsibility Allow others to resolve their own problems. Accept the outcomes of your behavior. Be honest.
Have Respect Use polite language. Follow adult directions. Use good manners. Stay in your place in line. Wait until seated at the table to begin eating.
I will be Safe Walk. Take item closest to you from serving line. Stand back when serving line is being refilled. Chew food slowly. Keep food on tray.
Excellence is Expected Follow adult directions. Clean up after yourself. Have money or lunch number ready. Stay quiet in lunch line.
Lend a Helping Hand Clean your area, empty and stack your tray.
Do Kind Deeds Wait for your turn. Use polite words (please, thank you.)
Help younger peers.
Staff members will have the privilege of eating lunch away from the school ONCE each month. Grade levels will follow an assigned schedule, and changes in this schedule will not be negotiable. If a staff member is absent or unable to attend lunch on the designated day, this time cannot be rescheduled. Remember to sign out and back in, please.
Please try to LIMIT lunch to ONE HOUR, and this should INCLUDE traveling time. The restaurant of choice should be selected with this one-hour time frame in mind.
Lunch out is a time for relaxation and fellowship and should be used as such. Care should be taken not to abuse this privilege in any way.
We will not have lunch out during the months of August or June since these are short months. See lunch out schedule in back of notebook.
***We will order lunch out every first and third Friday.
Faculty/Staff Meetings Dates for the School Year
*Due to the reduction in TA hours, only certified staff is required to attend staff meetings unless otherwise notified.
August 17 September 13 October 11 November 8
December 6 January 10 February 7 March 14
April 11 May 9 June 9
*Additional meetings may be called as needed.
Sub committee Meeting Dates for the school year
*Due to the reduction in TA hours, only certified staff is required to attend committee meetings.
September 20 October 18 November 15 January 24
February 21 March 21 April 25 May 16
Professionalism is defined as the conduct, aims, or qualities that characterize one who conforms to the technical or ethical standards of the profession. Educators should strive to maintain the highest level of professionalism at all times. Professionals should be supportive of the school system in general, James Love in particular, the administration, co-workers, and staff members at James Love.
Faculty attendance is required at all PTO meetings. The principal should be notified when a faculty member cannot attend a meeting. Meetings for the 2010 -2011 school year are as follows:
September 27th Public Meeting/Super Curriculum
December 6th Christmas Program
March 7th PTO Meeting
All certified teachers are required to attend all PTO meetings.
James Love is only as effective as the public perceives it to be. It is the responsibility of all faculty, staff, and administrators to serve as good public relations representatives for the school. A positive image should be projected to the public at all times.
A written receipt must be given for all monies collected from students, i.e. student book orders, field trips, damaged or lost textbooks. Likewise, you will receive a written receipt when these funds are turned in to the office.
Cleanliness should be encouraged in restrooms throughout the building. Teachers should check behind students after use of the restrooms. Students should be taught appropriate restroom behavior. The use of bathroom monitors is a standard procedure.
Procedure in case of an accident:
Carry out all responsibilities to ensure the safety of the student.
Complete an accident form available in the office.
In the event that a student or teacher is injured, inform the secretary immediately and complete the proper report form. Should the accident demand immediate attention; the appropriate person will be contacted. All reports are filed with the central office.
If you know you will be absent ahead of time, please enter your absence in AESOP. If you realize you need to be absent the night before or the morning of, you must enter your absence in Aesop before 7:30 AM. Please remember to contact your teacher and assistant also. If you have problems entering your absence in AESOP, please call the office between 7:30 and 7:50 AM the next morning.
Lesson plans should be readily available for the substitute, along with seating charts and suggestions. A set of generic lesson plans should be available in the event of an emergency absence. Good plans are vital if substitutes are to do a good job.
Annual Leave Days - For optional teacher planning days, please sign the annual leave sheet in the office indicating whether you plan to work or take an annual leave day. Upon arrival for work on the annual leave day, please initial beside your name to let us know you are here.
Instructional personnel must be present on mandatory planning days. Please note the mandatory workdays on the school calendar and plan ahead.
Appointments - Every effort should be made to schedule appointments after 3:30. When this is not possible, approval will be needed from the principal. This may necessitate using one half-day absence.
Students are to use the office telephone during the school day ONLY in case of emergency and only if the student has a permit from the teacher. Only in case of emergency will a teacher be called from class to the telephone. A message will be taken and put in the teacher’s mailbox or sent to voice mail.
If you are expecting an important call, inform the secretary. Otherwise, she will tell the caller that you are in class and take a message.
The Cleveland County Board of Education desires to preserve instructional time, eliminate interruptions and distractions during the school day and maintain safe and efficient school system operations. The board also recognizes the prevalence of cell phones and their use for legitimate purposes. Therefore, the board adopts the following policy for employee cell phone use during the school day.
- All school employees should ensure that cell phones are turned off or set to a silent or vibrate mode during the school day while in or near classrooms, libraries, and other instructional areas.
2. No school system employee should place or receive a call from a cell phone at a
time when it would be inappropriate to do so from a traditional phone.
3. No school system employee should use a cell phone in such a manner or in such a
place as to interrupt or distract from the conduct of school business.
- As with traditional telephones, school system employees should limit personal
On cell phones during business hours so as not to interfere with school system operations.
- 5. No school system employee shall use a cell phone while operating any motor vehicle
that is transporting students. No school system employees shall use a cell phone while
operating a school bus, regardless whether students are aboard. In all other cases,
school system employees should refrain from placing or receiving cell phone calls in a
motor vehicle unless it is safe to do so.
- Use of a cell phone in a legitimate emergency is not prohibited by this policy.
- For purposes of this policy, the term “cell phone” shall include all portable electronic
Communication and signaling devices, including pagers and beepers.
Legal Reference (s): G.S. 115-36
Adopted: January 23, 2006
James Love SIT met on March 21, 2007 and voted to add the following addendum:
- No ear pieces are allowed
- A cell phone may be used to call a parent regarding a discipline problem. The school employee must step outside the classroom or other environment and away from other students before placing said call.
Failure to follow the above referenced policy will result in disciplinary actions.
The assistant principal will be responsible for textbooks. Teachers are to deal with the assistant principal in ordering new or replacing texts. All textbooks should have the student name placed in the designated area at the front of the book. Names are to be written by the teacher in ink. In addition to the student name, books should be marked with some code designation such as initial or room number of the teacher. If the book is lost and turned in to the office, it may be returned to the proper teacher.
Tornado Watch and Warning
During a tornado watch, the principal will notify each teacher of the impending danger. Students are not to be notified at this time. Classes will continue as usual. When the tornado watch becomes a warning, the principal will give the warning. The code is GREEN: Natural disaster.
The teachers should lead the class to the designated shelter area. Students should get down on their knees facing the wall with their hands over their heads with heads down. Teachers should check the roll and notify office of any missing student. A person designated by the principal will search for any missing student. Students and staff will remain in the protective position until the principal gives the “All Clear.”
Video usage should be limited to those subjects which complement instructional units. Videos are not to be used only as a reward incentive. Please fill out the video request form and turn into the principal.
In order to maximize the usage of instructional time, class parties must be limited to two per year. Party occasions include Christmas and Easter. Parties are to be held from 1:00 – 2:30 on the designated day. Halloween and Valentine’s Day are to be acknowledged through a special treat or snack not a party. If parents wish to acknowledge a child’s birthday, cupcakes can be served at lunch only.
No medication, including over the counter drugs, may be given at school unless we have on file the written authorization form signed by the doctor and the parent. The school cannot supply aspirin or any other medication.
Discuss all field trips with the principal before making any tentative or permanent arrangements. Please do not plan over 1 “Big” field trip a year. All students are expected to go on educational field trips. Reward trips may be tied into behavior. The assistant principal will assist in securing buses and drivers for teachers. A Child Nutrition Field Trip request should be filled out and given to the cafeteria manager two weeks prior to the event date. All arrangements should be finalized by the end of October.
We are required to have a fire drill during the first month of school and monthly thereafter. The signal will be a fire alarm or bell system. In the event of a power failure, a short blast of a whistle will be the signal. Teachers should check the room for unusual objects before leaving the room and closing the door. Teachers should always be at the front of the line
If any exit is blocked, use the next nearest exit. Take the roll and check to make sure all students have exited the building. Instructions for a fire drill should be given to students the first day of school. Stress to all students the importance of proper behavior during a fire drill. Students should exit and re-enter the building silently.
Teachers should assume the responsibility for helping keep the classroom neat and comfortable. Neatness will be reflected in the interest and attitudes of students. The following suggestions are offered in this area.
1. Regulate properly the ventilation and lighting.
2. Display student work artistically.
3. Develop colorful, interesting, and pertinent bulletin boards.
- Change displays periodically.
5. Keep floors, desks, and whiteboards clean.
6. At the end of each school day, adjust shades, windows, and furniture.
Students are to be listed alphabetically using students’ full name on insurance enrollment forms. Anyone wanting insurance during the school year should purchase insurance within the first ten days of school. Money should be turned in daily. The lists should be completed and turned in by the tenth school day.
In order for every student to be assured of an opportunity to visit the Media Center, each class will be assigned a weekly time. Assistants are expected to help with discipline and reading needs so that all students can benefit from the media visit.
Student Esteem and Respect
Each student at James Love is unique and deserved to be treated as an individual worthy of respect and consideration. Self-esteem is important to each student. Therefore, teachers, staff members, and administrators should work to nurture self respect in a positive manner for each student. Students should be dealt with in a way that does not embarrass, degrade, or humiliate. Any personal reference to family, friends, or student ability is unacceptable in the classroom. Student ability should not be compared. Grades, as well as standardized test scores, are confidential and should be treated as such at all times. Under no circumstances should student grades be called out in class or posted in hallways.
If you are going to be absent and you know this, please arrange with another co-worker to change duty with you. It is your responsibility to make sure that your duty station is covered if you are absent. This is for teachers and assistants.
Please do not leave the school grounds during the day without notifying the principal or assistant principal. Remember to sign out in Mrs. Noggle’s office. Care should be taken to only leave in situations which are deemed absolutely necessary and when your students might be in P.E., etc. with another instructor.
To cut down on announcements and interruptions, we will have a Daily Bulletin. All announcements and upcoming events will be included in this bulletin. A note pad will be placed on Mrs. Noggle’s desk for you to write down any announcements that you want communicated to the staff. The bulletin will be accessible on your email by 10:00 a.m.
Everyone is entitled to a ten to fifteen minute break each day. Teacher and assistant should work together to schedule a break time. You are encouraged to take a break from the students to relax and refresh. Please, however, limit your lounge time to this. The school lounge is for relaxation and fellowship. Please utilize its facilities in a positive manner. Remember to keep the lounge neat and clean. The refrigerator should be checked every Friday for throw-aways.
Faculty and Staff Meetings
Faculty and staff meetings are normally scheduled on Monday. All faculty members are expected to attend. Monday afternoons should be reserved for faculty and committee meetings. Please refrain from making appointments on Monday afternoons that would necessitate leaving early. Staff meetings will be minimal; however, some may need a longer period of time than others. Attendance for the entire meeting is expected.
Laminating will be done on Mondays and Wednesdays. Materials to be laminated should be labeled and placed where the laminator is located before these mornings. Laminated materials will be placed in your box upon completion. Large items will be delivered to your classroom.
Planning lessons is an essential part of effective teaching. Daily lesson plans should be prepared one week in advance. Lesson plans and unit plans should be placed in a notebook and left on the teacher’s desk at all times. There are no exceptions nor excuses for teachers not to prepare daily lesson plans in accordance with the Standard Course of Study.
We now have an open-door policy for using the supply room. Primary pencils need to be requested from the secretary. If supplies are abused or left in an unorganized manner, the open-door policy will be changed. Each time you secure supplies, please list on the designated tablet the supplies you got from the supply room. Please take only what you need as your room probably does not have the space to house extra supplies.
Please choose one person per grade level to copy materials. Copying entire books or workbooks will not be done. Anything containing staples will not be copied. Mrs. Meeks will copy for Special Area. There is a designated schedule for persons to copy material. If you need something copied on the day you turn it in or if you need copies made other than your designated time, an administrator’s approval will be required for it to be copied. If you are not receiving your materials in the allowed time frame, please let the office know.
Students who are not picked up on time (i.e., by 3:15 p.m.) should not be left to sit with the secretary. The person on duty is responsible for contacting the parent. Once a parent has been notified, please make an administrator aware of who is on the way to pick up the child before you leave the child in the office.
All students are expected to be in their classrooms when the 8:10 bell rings. Three (3) unexcused tardies in a nine weeks will necessitate a letter from the principal.
Each committee chairperson is responsible for keeping notes and having committee members sign a roster for attendance. Your input is valued; therefore, your attendance is expected. We have had strong, active committees and would like to see this continue with even more faculty participation.
Student’s Personal Items
Students are asked to leave personal items at home that are not needed for instructional purposes. However, students occasionally bring items to school that interfere with classroom instruction (i.e., novelty watches, etc). If the need arises for any faculty member to secure an item such as this, please turn it in to the office and notify the parent that it may be picked up in the office. Label the item with the child’s name and the date it was taken. In the past, some items have been misplaced and the school is liable for replacing the item when the parent comes for it. This does not apply to inexpensive items that a teacher needs to hold for only a day.
If a student is sick or injured, the teacher is to contact someone to come and pick up the student. If you are unable to contact anyone, bring him/her to the office and please send a note with him/her, stating you feel the child needs to go home and we will try to make contact or get the student home. Do not allow a child to remain at school if he/she is running a fever. If Mr. Clark is on campus ask him for assistance in getting a child home.
In the event school is delayed 2 hours for students due to weather conditions, all school employees are to report to work at their regular time. If road conditions do not allow you to report at your normal time, you will need to call the office. You will also need to make up your time if you are unable to report at your normal time. If you have duty, please report to your designated area by 9:30. Normal workday hours 8:00 - 3:00 will be followed if school is called off for students but not for staff. When school is dismissed early because of weather, the principal will be informed as to what time the staff may leave. We shall take into consideration the distance that employees have to drive as we dismiss faculty and staff.
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The Cleveland County Board of Education recognizes the need to exert a positive influence on the health of employees and students by addressing tobacco usage in all its forms.
As of July 1, 2005 Cleveland County Schools became tobacco free for employees and visitors as well as students. A policy adopted last year that becomes effective in July prohibits smoking or the use of any tobacco products on school grounds or at school events.
While the use, possession or display of tobacco products by students has been prohibited for a number of years the new policy extends this prohibition to employees and to others visiting schools at all times including sporting events. Tobacco products banned include cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco, snuff and any items containing or resembling tobacco.
Under the board’s previous policy, employees were not to use tobacco products in the presence of students at school-sponsored events while on or off campus. The new policy also prohibits smoking or tobacco use by employees or anyone in school-owned or leased vehicles or in any vehicles transporting students.
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- 1. Persons and organizations attending school and/or community sponsored functions are encouraged to abide by the no smoking/no tobacco policy.
- 2. Appropriate signs illustrating the no-smoking/no tobacco policy will be prominently displayed in all school-owned facilities and in school-owned vehicles.
- 3. Visitors who are observed smoking or using tobacco products in school buildings will be asked to refrain. If an individual fails to comply, school personnel may ask the individual to leave school property.
- 4. The superintendent will be informed of repeated offenders.
James Love School Committees
School Improvement Team/Planning
Pam Merritt Principal
Pat Jones Asst. Principal
Chantelle Degree Third Grade
Kathie Cothran Second Grade
Tammy Whelchel First Grade
Wanda Little Kindergarten
Patrice Anthony Title I/Teacher Assistant
Kara Hudson Special Area
Patricia Noggle Technology
Carl Gaston Custodian
Bea Bridges Cafeteria
Curriculum & Instruction – Globally Competitive Students (High Student Performance)
**Academic Celebration, Accelerated Reader, Character Education, etc**
Chantelle Degree Chair
School Climate – Healthy & Responsible Students (safe, orderly and caring schools)**Secret Pals, hospitality, beautification, etc**
Kara Hudson Chair
School Climate continued
Staff Development – 21st Century Professionals (Quality Teachers, Administrators, and staff) Pam Merritt and Pat Jones
Communication – Innovative Leadership (Strong family, Community and Business Support)
**Parent Involvement, yearbook, etc. **
Janet Brown Co-Chair Yearbook/Parent Involvement
Tamara Whelchel Co-Chair
Kathleen Leckie Chair PTO/Community/Business
Technology and 21st Century Systems (Effective and Efficient Operations)
Madaline McCluney Chair
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Faculty / Staff
Sara Hayes Annie Murphy
Candida Craven Jessica Searcy
Sherry Moore India Cross Mary Blanton Rashida Williams
Vicki Hendricks Yazmin Wright
Nell Cobb Rita Chapman
Katherine Gamble Cassandra Sanders
Wanda Little Linda Spurling
Sondra Cooper Delbert Pharr
MaShonda Surratt Barbara Little
Mary McKissick Jenny Stallings
Tammy Whelchel Kara Wilson
Kathy Cothran Joyce Simmons Robin Rogers Pam Proctor
Janet Brown Rebecca Whitworth (Part-time)
Chantelle Degree Sarah Spurling
Charlotte Hughes Octavia Dorsey
Leah Grooms Wynima Petty
Kathleen Leckie Meg Nichter (Part-time)
JAMES LOVE SCHOOL FACULTY & STAFF
2010 – 2011
Assistant Principal …………………………………………Pat Jones
Secretary …………………………………………………………….Telecia Meeks
NC Wise-Bookkeeper ………………………………………………………..Patricia Noggle
Social Worker……………………………………………………….........Randy Clark
Guidance Counselor ……………………………………………………Anne Langley
Media Coordinator ………………………………………………………Ann Anthony
Curriculum/Technology Coordinator………………………………………………………..Madaline McCluney
School Nurse……………………………………………..……………….Linda Byrd
Physical Education Teacher ………………………………………..Daniel Grellman
Academically Gifted Teacher ………………………………………Sally Hamrick
Resource Teacher …………………………………………………….Amy Porter
Diagnostician ……………………………………………..………………Paula Stevens
Title I BOSS Lab…………………………………………………………..Patrice Anthony
Music Teacher …………………………………………………………….Justin Harper
Art Teacher………………………………………………………………….Catherine Ware
Cafeteria Manager/Staff …………………………………………….Bea Bridges
Custodial Staff..…………………………………Carl Gaston – Head Custodian
Willie Strong - Custodian