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BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS POLICY
NO FOOD POLICY!
We would like to take this opportunity to share some important information regarding Secaucus School District’s student nutrition policy.
In September 2006, the Secaucus School District was required to comply with N.J.S.A., 18A:33-4. This law stipulates that school lunches meet the minimum nutritional standards that are established by the Department of Education. N.J.A.C. 2:36-1.7 further regulates the types of food items offered outside the Federal meal requirements, such as those foods that are sold a la carte, through vending machines, school stores and fundraisers.
As part of Huber Street School’s ongoing effort to comply with these regulations, students will no longer be permitted to bring any food to school that is not in compliance with the above-referenced statutes. Unfortunately, this includes many "class party" favorites, including; baked goods (i.e. cupcakes and cakes), candy and soft drinks. The following items shall not be served, sold or given away as a free promotion anywhere on school property at any time before the end of the school day: (1) Foods of minimal nutritional value (see attached), (2) all food and beverage items listing sugar (ex. corn syrup, fructose, honey, sucrose, etc.) , in any form, as the first ingredient, (3) all forms of candy as defined by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture. Beverages shall be limited to milk, water or 100 percent fruit or vegetable juices. You may obtain a copy of these nutritional standards through the New Jersey Department of Agriculture, Division of Food and Nutrition, P.O. Box 334, Trenton, N. J. 08625-0334.
If you choose to celebrate your child’s birthday in school, we ask that you do not celebrate with food. We at Huber Street School encourage birthday celebrations to include books, games, free-time, etc. If your child desires to bring something in to share, we encourage a novelty pencil, a small (non-food) grab-bag party favor or something they can all enjoy. The policy is aimed at two important areas. First of all, we do NOT want to send children the message that food is a reward. Second of all, regardless of whether or not your child has a classmate with a food allergy or dietary restriction in their class THIS YEAR, someday they will. Always consider allergies, ethnic and medical food restrictions. Let’s try to not make food the main focus of the celebration.
We apologize for any inconvenience that this new policy may cause. As always, please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding this law.
Please refer to the Birthday celebration notice that was sent home before the school year. Any concerns, please feel free to contact the Main Office.
Thank you for your cooperation and your continued support.
Mrs. Linda Wilhelm, Principal
HUBER STREET SCHOOL SAFETY GUIDELINES
In order to provide your children with a safe and secure educational environment, Huber Street School will be implementing the following procedures.
Doors to the building will remain closed until the first bell rings at 8:15 A.M. At that time, students will line up in their assigned areas and teachers will escort them to their classrooms. Once the children enter the building, parents/guardians/family members will be expected to leave the school grounds. No one should follow their child to class. In the event of inclement weather, students will be permitted to enter the gym. Parents may not enter the gym with their children.
Our school day will begin promptly at 8:25 A.M. Students who arrive late to school must enter through the main entrance and complete a "late form" in their homeroom. Excessive latenesses will result in assigning the student with lunch detention.
Parents who would like to meet with a teacher must call the office to make an appointment. Please refrain from coming in unannounced for a spontaneous conference.
Parents participating in a school activity such as a classroom volunteer or any other school related function, must report to the office, to sign in and obtain a "Visitor’s Pass". The "Visitor’s Pass" must be worn at all times while in the building.
Parents are discouraged from bringing lunch for their children but in an emergency, parents should call the office before a lunch is dropped off. Lunch will be provided for your child in the lunchroom if a lunch is forgotten at the expense of the parent. Parents bringing books, homework, instruments will not be permitted. Only eyeglasses will be permitted.
Huber Street School has experienced a dramatic increase in enrollment. The above mentioned guidelines will help provide your children with a safe and uninterrupted educational experience. We ask that you cooperate with these guidelines as your child's safety and security are also our main priorities.
Your understanding and cooperation is truly appreciated.
Huber Street School
Code of Conduct
The administration and faculty believe that proper conduct and behavior by all students is a vital component in maintaining an effective, safe and productive learning environment by adhering to the following expectations.
Students will recognize that school is work and academic development is the primary purpose.
Students will communicate with other students, teachers and aides in an appropriate manner. Politeness and good manners are expected at all times.
Students will respect and care for the property of others.
Students will treat others appropriately. Hitting, pushing and
fighting will not be tolerated at school.
Students will not tease or name call.
Students will accept the consequences of their actions.
Students will behave properly on the school bus. Students must stay seated, wear seat belts and cooperate with the bus driver.
Students will use proper language in school, on the playground and on the school bus. Profanity will not be tolerated.
Students will strive to maintain cleanliness of school facilities and property.
Students will turn off cell phones and keep in backpacks while in school.
EXAMPLES OF INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR
Inappropriate physical contact with another student
Disrespect towards teacher, teacher aide, or staff member
Bullying behavior of any kind
Destroying property of others/school
Misbehaving on school bus
CONSEQUENCES FOR POOR BEHAVIOR
1. Warning/conference with teacher/counseling
2. Time out
3. Loss of recess time
5. Parent conference
6. Report to principal
9. Parent conference and detention
10. Loss of privileges
11. In-school suspension
12. Out of school suspension
13. If poor behavior continues to occur on the school bus, loss of riding the bus may be required.
14. If poor behavior continues in the lunchroom, the student will not be permitted to remain in school during lunchtime.
ITEMS NOT PERMITTED IN SCHOOL*
1. Ipods and CD/DVD players
2. Electronic games
3. Baseballs, softball, and soccer balls
4. Skateboards and Heelies (shoes with wheels)
* Cell phones are permitted but must be turned off and stored in backpacks.
SPECIAL NOTICE ABOUT SCHOOL UNIFORMS
Ordering Information - Uniform Vendors
Below are the three vendors currently being used for the purpose of school uniforms. Pants, skirts, skorts, and shorts can be purchased anywhere provided they are "Uniform Style" that are navy or khaki color and contain no labels or logos.
Uniformity School Uniforms
1 Montgomery Street, Belleville, NJ
(973) 844-9400 www.shopuniformity.com
Lobel's Uniform Outfitters
5819 Bergenline Avenue, West New York, NJ
(201) 864-1700 (phone), (201) 864-2107 (fax) www.lobels.net
Mail order company (800) 469-2222 www.landsend.com/school
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School Code numbers:
Secaucus High School 900114331
Clarendon School 900114349
Huber Street School 900114323
Secaucus Middle School 900114356