Students are required to remain on the school grounds from the time of arrival until officially excused. If a student needs to leave during school hours, he/she must obtain permission in the office. A note from a parent or guardian will be necessary to secure permission. Off campus permission will not be issued for other than previously arranged appointments or emergency situations. Students must stay on the defined school grounds. This includes staying in the designated play areas and courtyard during lunch.
GUESTS AND VISITORS
Generally, students are not permitted to have guests during school hours. Social visitors pose a distraction to the educational process and are therefore limited to the student's lunch time. Exceptions may be made under special circumstances and require pre-approval by the administration and teaching team. Student visitors are not allowed one week before winter or spring breaks, or two weeks before the end of school.
ATTENDANCE / TARDY POLICY
Parents should call the school office each morning that their student is absent and/or tardy, (596-7603). A secretary will be available beginning at 7:30 a.m. Parents who do not call will be contacted. Students who are late without parent's or guardian's knowledge will be considered tardy; and students who are absent without parent's knowledge will have an unexcused absence. All late arriving students are to report to the attendance window with a note from their parent or guardian before going to class. Repeated tardies / unexcused absences will result in disciplinary action. Students late to class must have a pass. Students are truant when they willingly leave the campus during the school day without permission or do not attend class. Students who are truant are subject to disciplinary action. Students who are unable to schedule medical and other appointments outside the school day must bring a signed note from a parent or guardian to the attendance window before school.
If the actions taken by Marshall are not successful in substantially reducing absences, after the seventh unexcused absence during any month or the tenth unexcused absence during the school year, the district shall file a petition with the juvenile court alleging violation of RCA 28A.225.010 by the parent and/or child.
Parents of students planning to withdraw their students from school are to contact the office at least two days prior to the student's last day of school. The new school, generally, will not enroll a student until the previous school withdraws the student. All of the student's books must be returned and all fines must be paid before leaving.
Report cards are issued at the end of each quarter. Student progress can be tracked in Skyward Family Access throughout the year. We encourage communication between home and school with respect to academic progress. Please see Staff Directory for voice mail numbers.
HEALTH ROOM / MEDICATION
If your student requires medication at school, the school office must have written and signed authorization from parents and the physician or dentist. This applies to all over-the-counter medication and preparations, as well as prescription drugs. The medication authorization from the physician must match the container from the pharmacy in both medication and dosage.
Parents must bring medications to school in its original container and labeled with the student's name, dosage, and frequency instructions. Medication will be kept in the school office. Please do not send medication to school with students. In some circumstances, the student may be allowed to carry with them emergency medication, such as epi-pen, inhaler, or insulin, with proper permission signed by parent and physician.
Washington State Immunization Law requires all students attending public schools, preschool - 12th grade, to provide proof of immunization, a medical exemption signed by a physician, or a personal/religious exemption signed by a parent or legal guardian before entering school. All students, regardless of age, are required to conform to the law prior to attending classes.
Forms and more information can be found on the OSD wedsite or the following link: Immunizations
LOST AND FOUND
Marshall has a lost and found that is located in the cafeteria closets nearest the entrance by the office. Regularly check lost and found for any items because unclaimed items will be donated to a local charity 2-3 times each year.
Textbooks and/or workbooks are provided for each student. Students are responsible for maintaining proper care of the books.Any book fines will result in the holding of transcripts, yearbooks, and report cards. Guidelines for book fines:
Broken cover - $2-6
Broken corners - $1-2
Dirty cover/edges - $1-2
Water damage - $2-10
Torn pages - $1 per page
Writing on pages - $1 per page
Loose binding - $2
Lost book - cost of book
Please pay all fines in the office.
PARENT AND FAMILY INVOLVEMENT
Marshall Community Council (MCC) is a non-profit organization composed of Marshall Middle School’s parents, staff and students, collaborating to build community and enrich Marshall’s learning environment. To learn more about how to get involved with the parent group at Marshall, visit the MCC website OR simply click here
Marshall welcomes parents into the school setting as volunteers. Opportunities are varied and many for our parents! Whether you are interested in an ongoing and regular volunteering experience or an occassional or single event opportunity, we would like to find a way to make it work for both of us. Keep in mind that voluneering at Marshall is more than just being in the classroom! Please contact John Hitchman or Shannon Ritter (596-7600) if you are interested in further discussions about how you can volunteer and get better connected to Marshall at this very important time in your student's life.
Marshall Parent Organization is the MCC, check us out!