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City Hill Middle School

441 City Hill Street

Naugatuck, CT 06770

Telephone: (203) 720-5250

FAX: (203) 720-5256

 

STUDENT HANDBOOK

                                                      2020-2021






Dear Students, Parents & Guardians,




Welcome to the City Hill Middle School community. 



To ensure a good beginning to the school year, please take time now to review the student handbook and learn about City Hill. As you do this, we encourage families to talk about the purpose of school and why education is so important for a positive and productive life. 

 

By working together as a team, we are confident that all students will have a meaningful, challenging, and engaging academic experience at City Hill.

 

During the first week of school teachers will implement lessons to teach the behavior and academic core expectations. We also encourage you to visit our school website to access individual teacher websites, daily announcements, and information on various school events.

 

Again, welcome to City Hill Middle School. We are looking forward to a great year.  

 

Sincerely,

CHMS Administration











NAUGATUCK PUBLIC SCHOOLS’ MISSION AND BELIEFS




                                         Our mission is to create a community of learners who:

 

  • Are responsible and engaged community members

  • Demonstrate initiative, persistence, and adaptability

  • Are curious and value risk-taking as part of the learning process
  • Access and analyze information and formulate opinions
  • Communicate effectively
  • Work individually and on teams to solve real world problems






City Hill Middle School Mission Statement

 

We, the City Hill Middle School community, take pride in cultivating a safe, cooperative, and positive learning environment that fosters kindness, respect and resiliency.  Together, we commit to educating all students today for tomorrow’s future.



A Culture for Equitable Learning

Our culture for equitable learning is the foundation of Naugatuck Public Schools. At City Hill Middle School we work together to ensure our schools are safe, engaging and happy communities where each and every child develops into the Vision of the Graduate.

 

The Four Principles of the Naugatuck Public Schools Learning Culture

(Learner refers to both children and adults)

 

  • Each and every learner is a contributing and dependable member of their community
  • Each and every learner champions the ideals of social justice and equity
  • Each and every learner feels values for their uniqueness
  • Each and every learner engages in inquiry an demonstration of competence

 

                                        























Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

 I am privileged to work with all of the wonderful students of City Hill Middle School. At City Hill Middle School we value and embody the district mission.  I want to provide some information to ensure a successful 2020-2021 academic year.  

 

Partnering for a Culture of High Expectations 

The transition from middle school to high school can be challenging.  The middle school and high school teachers will engage in regular professional dialogue to ensure consistent practices and expectations.  A panel of students, faculty and parents collaboratively worked to create a set of learner dispositions for students, educators and families.  The learner disposition outlines how educators and families can partner to support high expectations for students.  We will refer to the learner disposition regularly in an attempt to raise the bar for all. Students will reflect upon the rubric and create goals to improve their own learner dispositions. Students will share their progress towards individual goals at the fall and spring conferences. 

 

Positive Behavior Support System -CHMS ROCKS

We will again implement our school wide behavioral and academic expectations, the CHMS ROCKS program. (The acronym stands for Respect, Organization, Cooperation, Kindness and Safety) In an extended homeroom during the first week of school, teachers will deliver lessons that explicitly teach our school wide expectations in each of the following settings: cafeteria, bus, auditorium, hallways, classroom and in the math lab. Additionally, we will specifically teach the rationale and rules of our electronic and attendance policies. We believe when everyone understands and adheres to the expectations, City Hill Middle School ROCKS! 

 

Strive for Less than Five Program

We will employ an incentive program to encourage students to strive for less than five absences in one school year.  Students will sign the pledge to get to school each day and keep absences to under five for the school year. Students will be celebrated regularly for maintaining consistent attendance. We recognize the need to utilize parent and community resources to address our problem of chronic absenteeism. Parents interested in joining with our school and Naugatuck Youth Services to help our students attend school daily should email the assistant principal, Mrs. Fonseca at andrea.fonseca@naugatuck.k12.ct.us 

 

Power Down/Achievement Up

According to the Kaiser Family Foundation teens are spending eight hours a day on electronic devices. The addiction to technological devices is real. Educators and parents are charged with monitoring the use of cellphones and social media. When teens limit the amount of time spent on electronic devices, they sleep better, reduce anxiety, and improve interpersonal skills resulting in improved academic performance and relationships. At CHMS, electronic devices are permitted, but must be turned off and out of sight during the school day. We urge parents to call the office when relaying a message to students. Students are not permitted to check their phone. Presently the cell phone is the number one academic disruption of the day. 

All personal electronic devices must remain off and out of sight between 7:40 AM and 2:25 PM, including during passing times, lunch and study halls.

  • First offense: Students may pick up their device from the main office after 2:00 PM; parents will be notified                        of the offense.

 

  • Second offense: Parents may pick up the device after 2:00 PM.

 

  • Third and subsequent offenses will require parents to pick up the device and students may lose the privilege of carrying the phone at school.



Integration of Social Emotional Learning/Equity  In addition to the core academic curriculum, we use every opportunity to help strengthen our students’ social emotional intelligence. We utilize the RULER program, an evidenced based social emotional learning curriculum to help students recognize and ultimately regulate their emotions for academic and personal success. We also recognize and celebrate one another’s uniqueness and varying perspectives. We strive to present learners with opportunities to champion equity and social justice for all.  This year we will continue to increase awareness in our student body regarding implicit bias, privilege and racial structuralization.  

 

Celebrations of Excellence and Student Empowerment

We seek every opportunity to celebrate and empower our students.  Informal daily shouts are provided through our morning news show. More formally, students will be recognized each trimester for academic as well as athletic, musical and personal success in our Town Hall Assembly.  Each year we induct new members into the CHMS chapter of the Junior National Honor Society. We celebrate students who exemplify our CHMS ROCKS matrix through their daily actions. Additionally, students are encouraged to take a leadership role in our Student Council, Morning News Show team, as ROCKS ambassadors, in our Equity Group, and as acting Masters of Ceremonies for our Town Hall Assemblies just to name a few examples. 

 

Support for Students 

Administration and counselors will review students’ grades every three weeks. Students who are passing each class with a seventy or higher will be deemed “academically healthy”.  Those students will be permitted to choose an enrichment activity.  Students with more than one grade below a 70 will be placed in a guided study hall and may receive additional interventions which may include our after school Math Lab and “Make It Right” program on Tuesdays and Thursdays until 4:00 PM.  Transportation will be provided for students attending after school programs.  Additionally, the administration will run a missing assignment report each Monday and inform parents of any outstanding assignments. 

 

Community Partnership

It is our goal to work collaboratively with you for the next two years. Each week you will receive a weekly snapshot to inform you of upcoming events and provide you with pertinent information. We encourage all parents to participate in our parent teacher organization and our governance council.  The first PTO meeting will be held in September; we will send notice in our weekly snapshot. We look forward to serving your children and creating an environment with a focus on a positive climate, rigorous academic standards and expectations, and a lifelong curiosity for learning.  

 

Sincerely,

 

Eileen Mezzo

City Hill Middle School Principal










CITY HILL STAFF 2020 – 2021

 

ADMINISTRATION

                              Principal:

Eileen Mezzo

                        Assistant 

                           Principals:

Deanna Chuka

Andrea Fonseca

                                  GRADE 7                                           GRADE 8

 

White Team

     

White Team



                            Mrs. Kimberly

      B-23

   

                            Ms. Mele

A-6

                            Mrs. Mitchell

      B-24

   

Ms. Bramble

A-7

                            Mrs.  Cyr

      B-2

   

  Mrs. Litewka

A-5

                            Mr.   Theroux

      B-26

   

Mr. Prygoda

A-8

                            Mr.   Trotta

      B-3

       

 

                                Garnet Team

   

                                 Garnet Team

 

                            Mrs. Raymond

      B-6

   

                            Mrs. Tyminski

A-20

                            Ms.  Adams

      B-8

   

                            Mrs. Anctil

A-19

                            Mrs. Barney

      B-5

   

                            Mr. Coss

A-14

                            Ms.  Nolan

      B-4

   

                            Dr. Milano

A-13

           

                                Grey Team

     

                                  Grey Team

 

                          Mrs. Bozzuto

      B-25

   

                            Ms. Hale

A-29

                          Mrs. Caselli

      B-30

   

                            Mr.  Williams

A-35

                          Mrs. Spina

      B-28

   

                            Mrs. Laurentus

A-33

                          Mr.  Mason

      B-27

   

                            Mr.   Gray

A-31

                          Mrs. DiFronzo

      B-29

   

                              


                             Ms. Marn                       



A-36

       

                            Mr. Murphy

                             Mrs. Mooney                                           

A-21

           A-15  

 

                                                    



                                                                                                           

SUPPORT STAFF

          Mrs. Albert

    B-17

            Mrs. Molinaro

          A-37

              Mrs. Snyder 

B-18  Guidance

 

          Mrs. Baker 

          Mrs. Banti

    A-18 

     A-2

            Mrs. Moore                   

            Ms.  Pugliese

          A-1     

          A-22

              Ms. Staley              

B-18  Guidance

 

          Ms.  Bosco 

          Ms.  Buyers                     

    A-12  

     B-1      

            Mrs. Rattanni 

            Mr. Sherman              

          A-24

          A-10

              Mrs. Sill

               Mr. Smith

Security

Security

          Mrs. Clarke

          Mrs.Cloud-Ingraham

    B-17

     B-10

            Mrs. Theroux

            Mr. Tousignant

          A-17

          A-16

              

               Officer Markette


SRO

          Mrs. Guerra

    A-4

            Mrs. Williams

          B-16

               

 

          Mrs. Jarrin               

    A-2          

            Mrs. White-Leach

          A-3

 

          Mrs. Maher

    B-37

            Mrs. Savo

  Parent Liaison

     

                                                                                                            UNIFIED ARTS

            Mrs. Conroy                         B-21               Mrs. Dravis                                    B-22                                   Mr. Fellows                            C-2

             Mrs. Polkowski                    A-32                               Ms.  Rinaldi                                    A-9                                     Mrs. Sullivan                         A-30

             Mrs. Valle                         B-7                               Mrs. Nauber                     B-19                                

             Mr.   Warren         B-20               Mrs. Urban                                    Library




                                                                                                            

                                                                                                                OFFICE STAFF

                     Mrs. Pinho      &      Mrs. Gyolai  - Main Office                                     Mrs. Schofield – Guidance



                                                                                                         PARAPROFESSIONALS

Mrs. Rebelo

Mr. Tabor

Mrs. Shupenis

Mrs. Boesel

Mrs. Uva

 

Mr. Drewry

Mr. Vasquez

 

Mrs. Greco

   
 

Ms. Kelly

Mrs. Pollock

 

                                                                                                               


                                                                                                                CAFETERIA

Mrs. Barley

Mrs. Matias

Mrs. Deptula

          Mrs. Caruso-

Café Manager

          Mrs. Hawks

Mrs. Lepore

                        Ms.  Espada


                                                                                                               CUSTODIANS


Mr. Luna, Head Custodian

Mr. Martins

Mr. Antos

Mr. Evans





                                 








                                 




                                                                                    “C” Floor


                                      




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B-17

 

      A-3

 

  • ATTENDANCE

 

Connecticut General Statute 10-184 requires that each parent or other person having control of a child is obligated to cause the child to attend school regularly during the hours and terms the public school is in session.

 

This law is based on the fact that regular daily attendance, arriving on time, and completing each school day is critical for success in school. Time lost from class tends to be irretrievable in terms of opportunity for instructional interaction.

 

Naugatuck Board of Education policy (5113.1) requires that children are to be in school except in cases of illness or injury, death in the immediate family, religious obligation, an emergency, or exceptional circumstances.

 

Parents are requested to call the school office by 8:30 AM if their child will be absent from school that day.  Parents who do not contact the office will be called at home, or if necessary, at work to confirm an absence.   

The Board policy, with respect to unexcused absences, states that a “truant” means a child who has four unexcused absences in one month or ten unexcused absences in one year. The school will work with the parents to improve attendance rather than impose punitive measures; however, when all options have been exhausted, a referral to legal authorities is required.

 

  • Arrival at School

Students should not arrive at school before 7:40 AM.  Walkers may enter the building when the bus students enter at 

7:40 AM.  Upon entering the building, students should go to their lockers and then report to their homerooms by 7:55 AM.  Homeroom periods will be used to take attendance, distribute and collect material, and relay information concerning upcoming events and activities.

 

Students who arrive to school after the 7:55 AM bell are considered tardy and must report to the Guidance Office with a parent/guardian.  Documentation must be provided to the office for the tardy to be excused.  Dr’s note, court papers, etc.) 

 

Three unexcused tardies in one trimester will result in a Make It Right after school.  A Make It Right will be assigned for each incident thereafter. 

 

  • Dance, School Social  and After-School Attendance

School dances, the 8th Grade Social and other after school activities are sponsored by City Hill student and parent organizations and are chaperoned by members of the faculty. As with any school function, all school rules apply during these activities, which are privileges. 

  • At the end of the school year, the Eighth Grade Social requires dressier attire; however, please note that this is not a prom and formal wear and gowns are not appropriate. 
  • City Hill dances are not open to public participation.
  • Students are not allowed to leave an activity early unless a parent communication to the school indicated otherwise.
  • Students are not allowed to bring overnight bags, backpacks, food or drink to a dance/social.
  • If not in attendance the day of the dance or any other after-school activity, the student will not be allowed to attend the activity.
  •       
  1. Make-up Policy

Students are expected to make-up course work missed due to absence. It is the student’s responsibility to see individual teachers to arrange a make-up schedule. Make up schedules will be based on the nature of the course requirement and will be defined by each teacher at the beginning of the course. If a student has an extenuating circumstance, parents are encouraged to call their child’s guidance counselor for assistance. If a student has an extended illness, parents are asked to call the guidance counselor so appropriate assistance can be arranged. Students who are absent between one and five consecutive days for a religious observance will be allowed five days to make-up course work. Students who are absent due to a death in the immediate family will be allowed a minimum of five days to make-up course work. 

  • BEHAVIOR/CONDUCT/POLICIES

 

The prime purpose of any school is to provide an environment where students can learn.  Respect for the rights of one’s fellow students to learn and for teachers to teach is the basic measure of good student conduct and self-discipline.  It is not possible to cover in this handbook, by specific rules, all circumstances or events that could lead to the need for student discipline.

The full district policy for behavior, conduct and policies is published online. Students are responsible to adhere to the school policies as well as the policies outlined by the district. 

 

  • Discipline Procedures

In the event that a student commits a major infraction of the school rules, a teacher will send a written referral to the office and call for administrative support immediately.  The school administrator will then collaborate with the teacher and/or parent on the appropriate course of action. It is critical that students learn from their behavior, make things right, and grow as a person.



  • Electronic Equipment

Connecticut Public Act 95-304 prohibits the use of a remotely activated paging device or cellular mobile telephone in a public school. Though we understand that parents allow their children to have cell phones and to bring them to school, we do not allow the students to have them on or to use them during the school day. They must be off and secured at all times unless directed by a faculty/staff member to use the device for academic purposes. The school is not responsible for any lost or stolen electronic devices.

Students are not allowed to use a cell phone or any camera device to take personal pictures or video of other students, staff or faculty in the school building, on school grounds or on school busses without express consent. Students who take pictures or film of other students/staff without the permission of the school and the participants will face serious consequences, including suspension. This type of activity will not be tolerated and is viewed as a serious disruption of the educational process.

Electronic Policy grades 7-12

All personal electronic devices must remain off and out of sight between 7:40 AM and 2:25 PM, including during passing times, lunch and study halls.

  • First offense: Students may pick up their device from the dean's office/security after 2:00 PM; parents will be notified                        of the offense.

 

  • Second offense: Parents may pick up the device after 2:00 PM.

 

  • Third and subsequent offenses will require parents to pick up the device and may result in in-school suspensions or other appropriate consequences at the discretion of the administration.

 

  1. Photography, Videotaping and Privacy

From time to time, names, photos, or videos of our students may appear in the local newspaper or on our web page. You may refuse to permit media-related photographing, videotaping, and/or audiotaping of your child by putting your request in writing and sending it to the principal.

Students are prohibited from taking picture videos at school or school functions without first asking permission from school staff. Pictures or videos should never be taken without the subject’s knowledge. It is prohibited to post pictures or videos taken at school or at a school event on the Internet without the permission of the building principal.

 

      D. Telephone Calls

Students must have a pass from a teacher to use the phone in the main office.  The use of cell phones in order to call or text is not permitted during any part the school day unless permission is granted by faculty/staff/administration. If at any time a student needs to contact home, the student may come to the office and utilize the phone upon request. If parents need to contact their child during the school day they can call the main office and the student will be located and will be put in touch with parents. Parents are requested to be sure that the school has their most current home, cell, and work phone information at all times. Please Note: Students must bring a note to the office in the morning if planning to return home in a manner other than documented by the main office. 

 

  1. Hallway Behavior

To assure safe and efficient passing in the hallways, students should adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. Keep to the right on the stairs and in the hallways.
  2. Go directly to your assigned room to avoid being tardy. If you need to go to another place, first go to your classroom to obtain a pass from your teacher.
  3. Do not stop in the halls during passing. This blocks the flow of traffic and can cause a problem. 
  4. Upon entering the building, students should go directly to their lockers and then to their homerooms. Students are not to leave without a pass from their homeroom teacher.
  5. At the end of the day, students will report to homeroom and will be dismissed when announcements have concluded. 
  1. Cafeteria

The lunchroom management and your fellow students will appreciate your cooperation in the following:

  1. Depositing all lunch litter in waste barrels.
  2. Leaving the tables and floor in a clean condition for others.
  3. Using appropriate indoor voice level.
  4. Students must have permission from cafeteria monitors to leave the cafeteria.

 

  1. Passes

Students are required to have a signed pass in their possession at any time they are in the halls other than between classes and before and after school. Please use your agenda for passes. Teachers are responsible for their students while they are out of their rooms.

 

  1. Bus Information

Regulations for the Conduct of Pupils Riding on School Buses by the Board of Education, Naugatuck, CT (Pupils = students of CHMS)

 

The driver is in full charge of the bus and of all pupils riding therein at all times while pupils are being transported to and from school.  S/he is required to enforce all rules and regulations adopted by the school authorities for the conduct of pupils riding on the bus. Students must take a seat when they enter the bus and remain seated at all times while the bus is in motion. Students must not open bus windows without permission from the driver. Students must be on time and, at all times, cooperate in keeping the bus on schedule. Students will, after exiting from the bus, wait for the signal from the driver before crossing the highway. Students will also look to see that traffic is halted. 



Bus Video Cameras

Student Transportation of America now has video cameras installed on all the district’s school buses. These cameras view the interiors of the buses. They are located in secure boxes to resist vibration for a clear picture. Each video is labeled with the bus run number, the date, and the time and saved in the bus company office. 

Requests to Ride a Different Bus

Students must present a signed and dated note (by parent/guardian) to the main office for approval then to the driver of the bus they wish to take home if it is not their regular bus.

  1. Student Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Policy

The Naugatuck Public Schools, in cooperation with the students and parents/guardians, work to educate, prevent, and intervene in the abuse of all drugs, alcohol, and mood altering substances by the entire student population in accordance with state law.

The Naugatuck Public Schools’ policy on drug use states,  “… a student who on school grounds, during a school session, or anywhere at a school sponsored activity, is under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or mood altering substances or possesses, uses, dispenses, sells, or aids in the procurement of alcohol, narcotics, restricted drugs, mood altering substances, or any substance purported to be a restricted substance, will be subjected to discipline pursuant to the provisions and procedures of the policy.”

 

Smoking (including the use of e-cigarettes) is prohibited on school grounds, in all school buildings, and at all school-related activities both on and off school grounds.

 

  1. Students involved with threatening, intimidation, extortion, bullying, fighting, violence, weapons or weapon facsimiles will be given a ten day OSS. Expulsion may be recommended to the Superintendent based on Board of Education policy. Students who cause a major breach of peace, are seriously disorderly in their conduct, or are disruptive to the educational process will receive a school consequence and will be referred to the police. All criminal activity will be turned over to the police.

 

  1. Pulling a fire alarm is a criminal offense. This matter will be turned over to police and fire officials. 

 

  1. Vandalism, graffiti, theft and arson are criminal offenses. The consequence will be a five to ten day suspension. The administrator will determine if this is ISS or OSS based on the severity of the offense or repeated offenses. Restitution for damages will be required. This matter will be turned over to the police. 

 

 Sexual Harassment / Intimidation Policy

All people should be treated with respect.

Sexual harassment has been clearly established as a form of sexual discrimination.  Sexual harassment is defined as follows:

“Any intentional or unintentional unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, when  (1) submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of employment,  (2) submission or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as a basis for employment or education decisions affecting the individual or (3) such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work, education,  performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment.”

 

Specific behaviors (that are wanted/unwanted and sexual in nature) that could constitute sexual harassment are, but not limited to, the following:

Touching     Sexual name calling

Verbal comments Cornering / blocking

Jokes/Cartoons/Posters                                                               Pulling at clothes

Suggestive facial expressions                                                       Sexual rumors

Too personal a conversation 

 

If a student believes that s/he has been discriminated against in regard to the preceding policy, s/he may file a grievance that his/her rights have been denied or violated.

 

If students wish to discuss these regulations and the full policy, their right under the policy, or file a grievance, please contact the Title IX Coordinator, John Lawlor at Naugatuck Board of Education, 497 Rubber Avenue., Naugatuck, CT 06770, (720-5265) within FORTY (40) CALENDAR DAYS OF THE ALLEGED OCCURRENCE and within one year of any previous related occurrences.

 

Any student who receives a 10-day OSS must return with a parent to re-enter school. 







City Hill Middle School

1:1 Chromebook Policies



Chromebooks will be provided for students to use in their classrooms. Each period chromebooks and all accessories must be returned in reasonable working condition. Students who fail to return Chromebooks will be assessed the full replacement cost; failure to pay may result in a theft being reported to the Naugatuck Police Department

 

Students are solely responsible for the physical condition of their Chromebook, and are expected to adhere to the following guidelines for caring for their Chromebooks:

    • Students may not personalize the physical Chromebook UNLESS it is protected by a removable skin
    • Food or drink should not be consumed near your Chromebook when it is in use
    • Use caution when connecting/disconnecting any cords, cables, or other removable hardware
    • Never carry the Chromebook when the screen is open
    • Be careful there are no obstructions when closing the screens (pens, power cables, etc.)
    • Chromebooks should be powered OFF before storing to preserve battery life and internal hardware
    • Never leave the Chromebook unattended, unlocked, or unsupervised
    • Never leave the Chromebook where it could be subject to extreme temperatures (i.e. car)
    • Chromebooks should always be carried/transported in a protective case, bag, or sleeve
    • The Chromebook must be closed before placing it any cases, bags, or sleeves
    • Nothing should be placed on top of the Chromebook



Students and their parents/guardians will be held financially responsible for any repairs required to keep their Chromebook in working condition, and/or any damages/loss that occur as a result of neglect or abuse. Examples included, but are not limited to, damage to keys, touchpads, screens, hinges, extreme cosmetic damage, or damage to internal components from liquids or extreme temperatures.   






I have read and discussed with my child, the above policies regarding the use of chromebooks at CHMS.




Parent Name________________________________          Parent Signature________________________________




Student Name_______________________________          Student Signature_______________________________



  

Date____________________________









3. CHMS Dress and Grooming Code

 

City Hill Middle School follows the dress code set forth by the Naugatuck Board of Education, below is the general policy for the district dress code as well as the policy specific for students in grades 7 – 12.

    




Responsible citizens dress in a manner that supports the learning environment.  Dressing inappropriately

distracts from the learning environment.  Members of the City Hill Middle School community who are dressed inappropriately will be asked to call home for appropriate clothes.  If parents/guardians cannot be reached,

students may be offered a cover-up item of clothing if available.  Students who refuse the cover-up clothing will 

be referred to In-School Suspension for the remainder of the day.  Continued violations will result in further 

disciplinary action.

 

Dress Code Policy:  All students should be dressed and groomed in a neat, modest, safe and appropriate 

manner.  Shoes must be worn at all times.  Torn, tattered clothing that exposes skin will not be allowed.  The  

following items do not support the educational environment, may cause safety issues, and are not allowed:

 

In order to maintain an environment conducive to the educational process, the Board of Education prohibits the following from being worn during the academic school day:

 

    1. Coats, jackets or other attire normally worn as outerwear.  Outerwear includes: coats, jackets, windbreakers, nylon pullovers, down vests, and other clothing the administration deems inappropriate.

                        Outerwear shall not be worn, carried or kept in the classroom during regular school hours.

 

    1. Hats, caps or hoods are prohibited.   Approved coverings worn as part of a student’s religious practice or belief shall not be prohibited under this policy.  Head coverings shall not be worn, carried, hung on belts or around the neck or kept in the classroom during school hours.

 

    1. Items a. and b. above must be secured in the student’s locker or other storage area before school starts.  Items not stored will be confiscated by Principal.

 

    1. Footwear which mars floors or is a safety hazard. 

 

    1. Sunglasses, scarves, gloves whether worn or carried.

 

    1. Spiked or studded bracelets, oversized or multi-finger rings, belts or any other article of attire with spikes or studs attached, or any other clothing item that may present a safety hazard to the student, other  students or staff.

 

    1. Attire or accessories which contain overly offensive or disruptive writing or picture likely to unduly disrupt the educational environment, or which constitute “fighting words”.

 

    1. Attire or accessories which depict logo or emblems that encourage the use of drugs, tobacco products, 

                        or alcoholic beverages.

 

    1. Low slung pants that expose undergarments

 

    1. Shirts and/or blouses which reveal the abdomen, chest, or undergarments.

 

    1. See-through clothing, 

 

    1. Halter tops/dresses or strapless tops/dresses;
    2. Slippers, pajama tops or bottoms, leotards, leggings or tights that substitute for pants;

 

    1. Any clothing or items worn or displayed that denote gang association are prohibited, including but not

                        limited to beads, bandanas, jewelry;

 

    1. Shorts, miniskirts more than three inches above the knee or pants with holes which reveal the upper thigh or undergarments.  Spandex garments are allowed only if they are covered by shorts or skirts.

 

    1. Costumes of any kind, even for Halloween

 

    1. Backpacks, fanny packs, and/or book bags are not permitted to be carried between classes.
    2. Any clothing item not aforementioned that is deemed unsafe or disruptive to the learning environment.

 

    

4.  Bullying

 

The Naugatuck Board of Education is committed to creating and maintaining an educational environment that is physically, emotionally and intellectually safe and thus free from bullying, harassment and discrimination. In accordance with Connecticut State Law and the Board’s Safe School Climate Plan, the Board expressly prohibits any form of bullying behavior on school grounds; at a school-sponsored or school-related activity, function or program, whether on or off school grounds; at a school bus stop; on a school bus or other vehicle owned, leased or used by a local or regional board of education; or through the use of an electronic device or an electronic mobile device owned, leased or used by Board of Education. Reporting forms are available at the school in any administrative office.  The full board policy is available on the district website. 



5.  Counseling and Guidance Services

Counseling and guidance services are available for every student at CHMS.  Counselors and students discuss such topics as educational planning, home, school and/or social concerns, career information, study help, and interpretation of test scores. Students are assigned to one of two counselors for their two years at City Hill. Parents are encouraged to contact their child’s school counselor to discuss any concern they might have regarding their child.  Counselors are available to arrange conferences at the request of parents, students, and/or teachers. 

 

  1. Property

 

Students are responsible for the proper care of all books, supplies, and furnishings provided by the school.  Textbooks are to be kept clean and should be covered carefully.  

 

Each student is assigned a locker for the storage of books and equipment.  Locks will be issued to students. It is the student’s responsibility to keep his/her locker locked at all times.  Students are expected to keep lockers in good usable condition. Students are permitted to go to their lockers only during designated locker times.  All lockers are the property of the Naugatuck Board of Education and are subject to inspection by the administration at their discretion. Kicking or defacing a locker in any manner will result in payment for damages.  Students are not permitted to share lockers or to give out locker combinations.  The school is not responsible for items missing from an unlocked locker. Each student will receive a combination lock for his/her locker. Lockers must be locked at all times. Students are never permitted to share lockers.

 

Articles of value, turned into the office, will be held until the end of each month.  Unclaimed items will be disposed of or donated to charity.

 

7.  Grading Policies

 

Progress Reports will be issued during each trimester.  These reports allow for teacher assessment, student self-evaluation, and parental comment.  

 

Report Cards will be brought home by the student at the end of each trimester.  

 

Honor Roll expectations and criteria will be discussed with the students at the start of the school year.



  1. Parent-Teacher Organization

The PTO works closely with the school staff and student body during the school year. Many of the school’s activities are possible only because of the assistance and support provided by this organization. Parents are welcome to attend the monthly meeting held at approximately 6:30 PM in the library. Please contact the school for more information. PLEASE JOIN!



9.  Visitors

 

All guests and visitors to the school must register at the main office. The school policy is to accept only those visitors with legitimate school business.  Always bring your picture ID when visiting City Hill

Former students wishing to visit with teachers should call in advance and schedule meetings after students have been dismissed.










































NAUGATUCK PUBLIC SCHOOLS

SCHOOL CALENDAR 2020~2021

By law there must be 180 days of school prior to July 1, 2021 

 

                                  JULY  0/0

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                          DECEMBER    17/77

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                            APRIL   16/153

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Naugatuck will have 180 days prior to July 1, 2021

Cancelled school days are made up by extending the school

year after the tentative last scheduled day in June







August 

31  First Day of School for Students


 

September

7     Labor Day –    No School

9     Open House – ECC       

       Early Dismissal for Central Ave. only

15  Open House – Intermediate

       Early Dismissal for Grades 5-6 only

16   Open House – Elementary

       Early Dismissal for Grades K-4 only

17   Open House –  City Hill Middle School

       Early Dismissal for Grades 7-8 only       

22   Open House – NHS

       Early Dismissal for Grades 9-12  only




October

21   Parent Conferences  K-12

22   Parent Conferences  K-12      

23   Parent Conferences  K-12

Early Dismissal for all students (3 days)



November

3    Staff  Development

      No school for all students

11   Veteran’s Day – No School

25   Thanksgiving Break – No School

26   Thanksgiving Break – No School

27   Thanksgiving Break – No School



December

23     Early Dismissal

24     Winter Break – No School

25     Winter Break – No School

28     Winter Break – BoE office open

29     Winter Break - BoE office open

30     Winter Break - BoE office open

31     Winter Break - No School











January

1      Winter Break – No School

18     M.L. King Jr. Day – No  School




February

12      Early Dismissal for all students

15-16  February Break -    No School




March

24   Parent Conferences  K-12

25   Parent Conferences  K-12

26    Parent Conferences K-12

Early Dismissal for all students (3 days)





April

  2         Good Friday - No School

12-16    Spring Recess -  No School

               BoE offices open

          



May

31      Memorial Day – No School








June

 8 Early Dismissal for Students

 9             Tentative Last Day of School










Regular Day Schedule

2020 - 2021

 

Grade 7

 

Grade 8

7:40

First Bell / HR

 

First Bell / HR

7:55 – 8:00

Second Bell/ HR

 

Second Bell/ HR

 

8:00 – 8:43

 

Period 1

 

 

Period 1 

 

8:45 – 9:28 

 

Period 2

 

 

Period 2

 

     9:30 – 10:13

 

Period 3

 

 

Period 3 

 

  10:15 – 10:58

 

Period 4 

 

 

Period 4 

 

11:01 – 12:07

 

LUNCH A

11:01 – 11:21 

 

LUNCH B

11:24 – 11:44

 

LUNCH C

11:47 – 12:07

 

Period 5

 

Mini /

Enrichment 

 

Mini /

Enrichment 

 

Mini /

Enrichment 

 

12:09 – 12:52

 

Period 6 

 

 

Period 6

 

12:54 – 1:37

 

Period 7

 

 

Period 7 

 

1:39 – 2:22

 

Period 8 

 

 

Period 8 

 

2:22 – 2:25

 

Dismissal

 

 

 

Dismissal








Early Dismissal Schedule

2020 – 2021

 

 

Grade 7

 

Grade 8

 

 

 

 

7:40

First Bell

 

First Bell

7:55 – 8:00

Second Bell/ HR

 

Second Bell/ HR

8:00 – 8:22

Period 1

 

Period 1

8:24 – 8:46

Period 2

 

Period 2

8:48 – 9:10

Period 3

 

Period 3

9:12 – 9:34

Period 4

 

Period 4

9:36 – 9:58

Period 6

 

Period 6

10:00 – 10:22

Period 7

 

 

Period 7

10:25– 11:31

Lunch A

10:25 – 10:45

Lunch B

10:48-11:08

Lunch C

11:11 – 11:31

 

Period 5

Mini /

Enrichment

 

Mini /

Enrichment

 

Mini /

Enrichment

11:34 – 11:56

Period 8

 

Period 8

 

          11:56 - 12:00


Dismissal

 


Dismissal

 

 

 

 




Two-Hour Delay Schedule

2020 – 2021

 

 

Grade 7

 

Grade 8

 

 

 

 

9:40

First Bell / HR

 

First Bell / HR

9:55 – 10:00

Second Bell/ HR

 

Second Bell/ HR

 

10:00 – 10:26

 

Period 1

 

 

Period 1 

 

10:28 – 10:54 

 

Period 2

 

 

Period 2

 

10:56 – 11:22

 

Period 3

 

 

Period 3

 

 

11:25 – 12:31

 

LUNCH A

11:25 – 11:45

 

LUNCH B

11:48 – 12:08

 

LUNCH C

12:11 – 12:31 

 

Period 5

 

Mini /

Enrichment 

 

Mini /

Enrichment 

 

Mini /

Enrichment 

 

12:33 – 12:59

 

Period 4 

 

 

Period 4 

 

1:01 – 1:27

 

Period 6

 

 

 

Period 6

 

1:29 – 1:55

 

Period 7

 

 

Period 7

 

 

1:57 – 2:23

 

Period 8

 

 

 

Period 8

 

 

2:23 – 2:25 

 

 

Dismissal

 

 

 

Dismissal




Naugatuck Public Schools User Agreement and Parental Permission Form



Student Access to Networked Information

The Naugatuck Board of Education recognizes that as telecommunications and other new technologies shift, the ways that information may be accessed, communicated, and transferred change. Those changes may alter instruction and student learning. 

 

The Board generally supports access by students to rich information resources along with the development by staff of appropriate skills to analyze and evaluate such resources.

 

In a free and democratic society, access to information is a fundamental right of citizenship.



Network Rules

Students are responsible for good behavior on school computer networks, just as they are in school or while attending school-sponsored activities. Communications on the network are often public in nature, and general school rules for behavior and communication apply.

 

The network is provided for students to conduct research and communicate with others.  Independent access to network services is provided to students who agree to act in a considerate and responsible manner and who have parental/guardian permission (for minors).  Access is a privilege, not a right, and such access entails responsibility.  During school, teachers of younger students will guide them towards appropriate materials. Outside of school, that responsibility shifts to parents/guardians.

 

Individual users of the district computer networks are responsible for their behavior and communications over the networks.  It is presumed that users will comply with district standards and will honor the agreements they have signed.



The following are not permitted:

Sending or displaying offensive messages or pictures · Using obscene language · Harassing, insulting, or attacking others · Damaging computers, computer systems, or computer networks · Violating copyright laws · Using others' passwords · Trespassing on others' folders, work, or files · Intentionally wasting limited resources · Employing the network for commercial purposes



The following sanctions may be employed for students who misuse the network:

Loss of access · Additional disciplinary action in line with existing practice regarding inappropriate language or behavior · Involvement of law enforcement agencies

 

Naugatuck Board of Education Administrative Regulation 6157R Adopted: July 17, 1997





User Agreement and Parent/Guardian Permission Form

 

As a user of the Naugatuck Public Schools’ computer network, I hereby agree to comply with the rules stated in Administration Regulation 6157R - communicating over the network in a reliable fashion while honoring all relevant laws and restrictions. 




Student Signature _____________________________________________




As the parent or legal guardian of the minor student signing above, I grant permission for my son or daughter to access networked computer services including electronic mail and the Internet. I understand that individuals and families may be held liable for violations.  I understand that some materials on the Internet may be objectionable, but I accept responsibility for guidance of Internet use - setting and conveying standards for my son or daughter to follow when selecting, sharing, or exploring information and media.



Parent Signature __________________________________________                                                    Date _________________________

 

Name of Student___________________________________________



School ___________________________________________________       Grade_________________________



Street Address_____________________________________________               Home Phone________________________





NOTE: Signed form must be returned to the school prior to student use of network services.

Administrative Regulation 6157R is available in all school offices, as are all other policies and regulations of the Naugatuck Board of Education



Naugatuck Public Schools, Naugatuck Board of Education, 497 Rubber Avenue, Naugatuck, CT 06770

 

Ph: 203-720-5265 FAX: 203-720-5276




At CHMS we have developed a School-Wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (SWPBIS) system to communicate and reward school wide expectations. This matrix will be used to teach and reinforce expected behaviors in all areas of the building. 

             CHMS Positive



CHMS

School Assemblies &

Events

Hallways &

Stairways

R espect


*listen to speaker or performance

*clap/cheer when appropriate

*cell phone policy in place 

    (off and away)







*keep hands and feet to self

*help others

*listen to staff

*be trustworthy when given a

   pass       

O rganization


*sit with your class in designated

   team area    

*fill in every seat

*wait to be dismissed by your teacher






*walk in line 

*stay to the right

*keep lockers closed/locked

*take care of school property

C ooperation


*follow directions of the speaker

*participate fully

*encourage others




 


*show patience

*help others

*keep clean

*take turns in tight spaces

K indness


*recognize personal space

*maintain a neutral or positive facial

   expression and body language

*accept personal differences


 


*use appropriate words

*recognize personal space

*use kind greetings

*pay attention to others

*say excuse me

S afety


*stay seated  

*enter/exit the event in an orderly

   fashion 

*follow emergency procedures when

   necessary 


*have a pass

*report unsafe behaviors

*use appropriate voice level

*keep hands to yourself

*walk

*use agenda planners

*when there is a drill, listen 

  to directions







Behavior Expectations

 

Cafeteria

Bus

Bathroom

Outside Activities


*respect personal space

*use appropriate voice

*exhibit good manners

*clean up after yourself

*Listen to directions






*use manners

*listen to driver

*keep clean

*be considerate of others

*keep hands to self


*use privileges wisely

*respect property

*respect privacy 

*be polite


*follow adult directions 

*show support to fellow    

   students

*stay with your class

*show good sportsmanship 


*get to destination in a 

   timely manner

*use trash containers

*keep the table clean

*stay in line when   

  getting lunch





*pick up trash

*stay seated

*pay attention to your stop

*be responsible for your

   belongings





*throw away trash

*return to class in a

  timely manner


*follow rules

*clean up and bring in all 

  borrowed materials


*wait for your turn

*listen to staff

*keep hands to self

*respect others’ space





*keep clean

*listen to driver

*keep voice level down

*stay seated

*be a positive role model


*wait your turn

*listen to staff

*use sign-in and 

  sign-out sheets


*treat teammates/classmates in 

 a positive manner 

*be a team player


*use appropriate 

  language

*greet others

*use manners

*help keep table and 

  floors clean of trash


*greet driver and others

*pick up after yourself

*share your seat

*use friendly words

*use appropriate tone & 

  language


*clean up after 

  yourself

*use appropriate 

  voice tone

*respect privacy


*exhibit good sportsmanship

*play fair 

*follow teacher/coach 

  expectations


*stay seated

*use table space 

  appropriately

*follow expectations

*walk to line when called

*sign out when leaving


*stay seated

*look both ways

*stay in view of the bus

*report unsafe behavior





*have a pass

*give others privacy
*wash hands 

*use sign-in and 

   Sign-out sheets


*keep the area clean

*use equipment appropriately

*ask for permission before 

  leaving area

*report unsafe behavior








A panel of students, faculty, and parents worked collaboratively to identify the 

 

CHMS LEARNER DISPOSITIONS

CHMS

Academic Expectations for Students

R espect

I WILL RESPECT MYSELF BY PRODUCING QUALITY WORK.  TO DO THIS I WILL

  • show pride in work (complete all of the task to the best of my ability);
  • take initiative to check work against the rubric, revise and edit before handing it in;
  • persist willingly with a task in order to gain a deeper understanding;
  • submit polished final drafts;
  • assume responsibility for high quality by initiating improvements, making revisions, adding detail, and/or assisting peers.

O rganization



I WILL KEEP MY MATERIALS NEAT AND ORGANIZED. TO DO THIS I WILL

  • design and maintain a system for keeping materials organized;
  • assume accountability for accessing materials needed for class;
  • come to class prepared with the necessary tools and supplies.

C ooperation

I WILL SHOW COOPERATION BY BEING ACCOUNTABLE TO THE GROUP IN A TURN & TALK, CLASSWORK TASK, AND LONG-TERM PROJECTS. TO DO THIS I WILL

  • challenge peers’ thinking using Accountable Talk;
  • be an engaged member of class; participate in class discussion; 
  • ensure that all voices are heard; 
  • respect diverse viewpoints and differing perspectives;
  • assign and distribute tasks within a group so that everyone does their equal share;
  • show cooperation by getting to work right away upon entering the learning space;
  • seek ways to volunteer in the school and community.

K indness

I WILL BE KIND TO MYSELF BY BEING PREPARED WITH MY HOMEWORK AND READY TO LEARN. TO DO THIS I WILL

  • arrive on time and be prepared with my homework;
  • use agenda planner daily to record assignments;
  • complete all homework assignments to the best of my ability;
  • eat a good breakfast and lunch and get a good night’s sleep;
  • limit the amount of time I spend on technology;
  • forgive myself when I make a mistake.  

S afety

I WILL FEEL SAFE TO TAKE ACADEMIC RISKS AND ENGAGE IN A PRODUCTIVE STRUGGLE. TO DO THIS I WILL

  • feel confident in sharing new ideas;
  • encourage others to take risks;
  • show respect and encouragement to others when they are struggling;
  • embrace mistakes as part of the learning process for myself and others;
  • utilize resources or peers before asking a teacher for help;
  • feel free to ask any and all questions;
  • volunteer to help others that might be struggling.




Academic Expectations for Educators

Academic Expectations for Families

I WILL RESPECT MY CLASSROOM BY FOSTERING A NURTURING ENVIRONMENT WHERE ALL STUDENTS HAVE OPPORTUNITY TO PURSUE ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE.  TO DO THIS I WILL

  • maintain consistent high expectations for academics & behavior posted and explained;
  • use exemplars and model expected work & behaviors; no names;
  • encourage persistence;
  • communicate clear consequences and rewards; 
  • instill pride by showing passion for the subject matter consistently;
  • show respect for students;
  • learn about individual students and develop a positive rapport. 

I WILL RESPECT THE EDUCATIONAL PROCESS BY HOLDING MY CHILD TO STANDARDS OF EXCELLENCE. 

TO DO THIS  I WILL 

  • instill consistent high expectations for academics & behavior;
  • recognize and reinforce positively my child’s work ethic and pride in one’s accomplishments;
  • encourage my child to redo and resubmit work that does not demonstrate quality. 

I WILL KEEP MY LEARNING ENVIRONMENT ORGANIZED. TO DO THIS I WILL

  • maintain consistent beginning and ending class routines;
  • design and consistently maintain a system for posting assignments;
  • organize a place for students to collect assignments they missed;
  • set up the learning environment ahead of time;
  • present alternate organizational strategies;
  • have enough classroom tools for all students to use/share.

I WILL CREATE AN ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE AND ROUTINES FOR SUCCESS AT HOME. TO DO THIS I WILL

  • develop and maintain a routine for reviewing agenda planner;
  • create and maintain a structured setting for work completion at home;
  • identify organizational strategies that work for the individual child;
  • keep school supplies on hand (folders, writing utensils, colored pencils, etc.).

I WILL PROVIDE A LEARNING ENVIRONMENT THAT FOSTERS COLLABORATIVE WORK. TO DO THIS I WILL

  • encourage and praise appropriate conversation and behavior;
  • encourage classroom participation and discussion;
  • provide and post Accountable Talk Stems and model their use;
  • establish group norms (attentive, on task, listening to others, etc.);
  • monitor groups closely;
  • establish and maintain routines for collaborative groups;
  • provide examples of how students can participate in the school or community. 

I WILL SUPPORT MY CHILD’S EFFORTS TO COLLABORATE WITH OTHERS ON LONG TERM PROJECTS. TO DO THIS I WILL

  • help my child manage group projects with others (arrange for collaboration at home or alternate setting i.e. library);
  • teach my child to advocate for himself when group members are not doing their fair share;
  • help my child chunk long term projects into manageable sections.

I WILL SET AND MODEL CLEAR EXPECTATIONS FOR STUDENT ACCOUNTABILITY. TO DO THIS I WILL

  • model preparedness by being ready to teach bell to bell;
  • return assessments and update PowerSchool in a timely manner;
  • reinforce the use of the agenda planner and teach organizational strategies;
  • acknowledge and reinforce students who complete nightly homework;
  • communicate student successes and areas of concern to students and families.

I WILL SHOW KINDNESS TO CHILD BY ENSURING THEY ARE READY TO LEARN EACH DAY. TO DO THIS I WILL

  • make sure my child gets enough sleep and a nutritious breakfast;
  • ensure my child gets to school on time each morning;
  • monitor my child’s homework and check the agenda nightly;
  • limit and monitor my child’s activity on cell phone and social media;
  • regularly check PowerSchool and communicate with my child’s teachers and appropriate support staff;
  • gradual release of responsibility as appropriate/as needed.

I WILL CREATE AN ATMOSPHERE WHERE STUDENTS TAKE ACADEMIC RISKS AND ENGAGE IN A PRODUCTIVE STRUGGLE. TO DO THIS I WILL

  • differentiate activities to create multiple entry points and include student choice;
  • encourage students to problem solve independently and/or with small groups with teacher as facilitator;
  • convince students of their capabilities to contribute productively to the learning environment;
  • place an emphasis on learning as a process, encourage students to persevere towards the end product;
  • be sensitive to students’ different learning styles (partner share initially instead of calling on reluctant students);
  • encourage students to make mistakes; celebrate the learning process.

I WILL CREATE AN ATMOSPHERE WHERE STUDENTS TAKE ACADEMIC RISKS AND ENGAGE IN A PRODUCTIVE STRUGGLE. TO DO THIS I WILL

  • encourage independent problem solving; 
  • convince child of their capabilities to contribute to the learning environment;
  • embrace mistakes and place an emphasis on learning as a process;
  • encourage students to persevere towards the end product.

 

Each month CHMS conducts a fire drill or code drill.           

EMERGENCY CODES

 

Code

BLACK 

LOCKDOWN


INSIDE: Active shooter inside the school.


  • Move to enhanced lockdown procedure.  Barricade the door and be prepared to counter. 

  • If it is safe to evacuate, follow the fire drill route to the back or front of the school. Students in the back, should evacuate through the path to designated areas and students in the front should move to the wooded area beyond the soccer field. 

OUTSIDE: Active shooter outside the school.

  • Move to a lockdown procedure. Be prepared to counter.

Code

RED

LOCKDOWN


INSIDE: Dangerous intruder inside the school.

  • Move to an enhanced lockdown. Barricade the door and be prepared to counter.

  • If it is safe to evacuate, follow the fire drill route to the back or front of the school.  Students in the back, should evacuate through the path to Union City Little League and students in the front should move to the wooded area beyond the soccer field.  

OUTSIDE: Dangerous intruder on or about school grounds.

  • Move to a lockdown procedure. Be prepared to counter.

Code

YELLOW


Protect in place. 

  • Keep students in classroom.

  • If in the hallway, report to class immediately.

Code

BLUE


Evacuate the building using fire drill routes.

  • If room is secure, write OK on the blackboard and leave door open after exiting.

  • If room is not secure (something suspicious found, write OBJECT on blackboard, and leave door open after exiting.

Code

ORANGE


Move to hallways.

  • Move away from windows and doors.  



Code

PURPLE


Unconscious, non-breathing person.

  • Students are to remain in class until all clear (CODE GREEN) is announced.

Code

GREEN


Emergency situation is over.

  • Resume normal activity as instructed.

*These codes are a guide - Survival Mindset trumps all 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 
  
 

 




City Hill Middle School

441 City Hill Street

Naugatuck, CT 06770

Telephone: (203) 720-5250

FAX: (203) 720-5256

 

STUDENT HANDBOOK

                                                      2020-2021






Dear Students, Parents & Guardians,




Welcome to the City Hill Middle School community. 



To ensure a good beginning to the school year, please take time now to review the student handbook and learn about City Hill. As you do this, we encourage families to talk about the purpose of school and why education is so important for a positive and productive life. 

 

By working together as a team, we are confident that all students will have a meaningful, challenging, and engaging academic experience at City Hill.

 

During the first week of school teachers will implement lessons to teach the behavior and academic core expectations. We also encourage you to visit our school website to access individual teacher websites, daily announcements, and information on various school events.

 

Again, welcome to City Hill Middle School. We are looking forward to a great year.  

 

Sincerely,

CHMS Administration











NAUGATUCK PUBLIC SCHOOLS’ MISSION AND BELIEFS




                                         Our mission is to create a community of learners who:

 

  • Are responsible and engaged community members

  • Demonstrate initiative, persistence, and adaptability

  • Are curious and value risk-taking as part of the learning process
  • Access and analyze information and formulate opinions
  • Communicate effectively
  • Work individually and on teams to solve real world problems






City Hill Middle School Mission Statement

 

We, the City Hill Middle School community, take pride in cultivating a safe, cooperative, and positive learning environment that fosters kindness, respect and resiliency.  Together, we commit to educating all students today for tomorrow’s future.



A Culture for Equitable Learning

Our culture for equitable learning is the foundation of Naugatuck Public Schools. At City Hill Middle School we work together to ensure our schools are safe, engaging and happy communities where each and every child develops into the Vision of the Graduate.

 

The Four Principles of the Naugatuck Public Schools Learning Culture

(Learner refers to both children and adults)

 

  • Each and every learner is a contributing and dependable member of their community
  • Each and every learner champions the ideals of social justice and equity
  • Each and every learner feels values for their uniqueness
  • Each and every learner engages in inquiry an demonstration of competence

 

                                        























Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

 I am privileged to work with all of the wonderful students of City Hill Middle School. At City Hill Middle School we value and embody the district mission.  I want to provide some information to ensure a successful 2020-2021 academic year.  

 

Partnering for a Culture of High Expectations 

The transition from middle school to high school can be challenging.  The middle school and high school teachers will engage in regular professional dialogue to ensure consistent practices and expectations.  A panel of students, faculty and parents collaboratively worked to create a set of learner dispositions for students, educators and families.  The learner disposition outlines how educators and families can partner to support high expectations for students.  We will refer to the learner disposition regularly in an attempt to raise the bar for all. Students will reflect upon the rubric and create goals to improve their own learner dispositions. Students will share their progress towards individual goals at the fall and spring conferences. 

 

Positive Behavior Support System -CHMS ROCKS

We will again implement our school wide behavioral and academic expectations, the CHMS ROCKS program. (The acronym stands for Respect, Organization, Cooperation, Kindness and Safety) In an extended homeroom during the first week of school, teachers will deliver lessons that explicitly teach our school wide expectations in each of the following settings: cafeteria, bus, auditorium, hallways, classroom and in the math lab. Additionally, we will specifically teach the rationale and rules of our electronic and attendance policies. We believe when everyone understands and adheres to the expectations, City Hill Middle School ROCKS! 

 

Strive for Less than Five Program

We will employ an incentive program to encourage students to strive for less than five absences in one school year.  Students will sign the pledge to get to school each day and keep absences to under five for the school year. Students will be celebrated regularly for maintaining consistent attendance. We recognize the need to utilize parent and community resources to address our problem of chronic absenteeism. Parents interested in joining with our school and Naugatuck Youth Services to help our students attend school daily should email the assistant principal, Mrs. Fonseca at andrea.fonseca@naugatuck.k12.ct.us 

 

Power Down/Achievement Up

According to the Kaiser Family Foundation teens are spending eight hours a day on electronic devices. The addiction to technological devices is real. Educators and parents are charged with monitoring the use of cellphones and social media. When teens limit the amount of time spent on electronic devices, they sleep better, reduce anxiety, and improve interpersonal skills resulting in improved academic performance and relationships. At CHMS, electronic devices are permitted, but must be turned off and out of sight during the school day. We urge parents to call the office when relaying a message to students. Students are not permitted to check their phone. Presently the cell phone is the number one academic disruption of the day. 

All personal electronic devices must remain off and out of sight between 7:40 AM and 2:25 PM, including during passing times, lunch and study halls.

  • First offense: Students may pick up their device from the main office after 2:00 PM; parents will be notified                        of the offense.

 

  • Second offense: Parents may pick up the device after 2:00 PM.

 

  • Third and subsequent offenses will require parents to pick up the device and students may lose the privilege of carrying the phone at school.



Integration of Social Emotional Learning/Equity  In addition to the core academic curriculum, we use every opportunity to help strengthen our students’ social emotional intelligence. We utilize the RULER program, an evidenced based social emotional learning curriculum to help students recognize and ultimately regulate their emotions for academic and personal success. We also recognize and celebrate one another’s uniqueness and varying perspectives. We strive to present learners with opportunities to champion equity and social justice for all.  This year we will continue to increase awareness in our student body regarding implicit bias, privilege and racial structuralization.  

 

Celebrations of Excellence and Student Empowerment

We seek every opportunity to celebrate and empower our students.  Informal daily shouts are provided through our morning news show. More formally, students will be recognized each trimester for academic as well as athletic, musical and personal success in our Town Hall Assembly.  Each year we induct new members into the CHMS chapter of the Junior National Honor Society. We celebrate students who exemplify our CHMS ROCKS matrix through their daily actions. Additionally, students are encouraged to take a leadership role in our Student Council, Morning News Show team, as ROCKS ambassadors, in our Equity Group, and as acting Masters of Ceremonies for our Town Hall Assemblies just to name a few examples. 

 

Support for Students 

Administration and counselors will review students’ grades every three weeks. Students who are passing each class with a seventy or higher will be deemed “academically healthy”.  Those students will be permitted to choose an enrichment activity.  Students with more than one grade below a 70 will be placed in a guided study hall and may receive additional interventions which may include our after school Math Lab and “Make It Right” program on Tuesdays and Thursdays until 4:00 PM.  Transportation will be provided for students attending after school programs.  Additionally, the administration will run a missing assignment report each Monday and inform parents of any outstanding assignments. 

 

Community Partnership

It is our goal to work collaboratively with you for the next two years. Each week you will receive a weekly snapshot to inform you of upcoming events and provide you with pertinent information. We encourage all parents to participate in our parent teacher organization and our governance council.  The first PTO meeting will be held in September; we will send notice in our weekly snapshot. We look forward to serving your children and creating an environment with a focus on a positive climate, rigorous academic standards and expectations, and a lifelong curiosity for learning.  

 

Sincerely,

 

Eileen Mezzo

City Hill Middle School Principal










CITY HILL STAFF 2020 – 2021

 

ADMINISTRATION

                              Principal:

Eileen Mezzo

                        Assistant 

                           Principals:

Deanna Chuka

Andrea Fonseca

                                  GRADE 7                                           GRADE 8

 

White Team

     

White Team



                            Mrs. Kimberly

      B-23

   

                            Ms. Mele

A-6

                            Mrs. Mitchell

      B-24

   

Ms. Bramble

A-7

                            Mrs.  Cyr

      B-2

   

  Mrs. Litewka

A-5

                            Mr.   Theroux

      B-26

   

Mr. Prygoda

A-8

                            Mr.   Trotta

      B-3

       

 

                                Garnet Team

   

                                 Garnet Team

 

                            Mrs. Raymond

      B-6

   

                            Mrs. Tyminski

A-20

                            Ms.  Adams

      B-8

   

                            Mrs. Anctil

A-19

                            Mrs. Barney

      B-5

   

                            Mr. Coss

A-14

                            Ms.  Nolan

      B-4

   

                            Dr. Milano

A-13

           

                                Grey Team

     

                                  Grey Team

 

                          Mrs. Bozzuto

      B-25

   

                            Ms. Hale

A-29

                          Mrs. Caselli

      B-30

   

                            Mr.  Williams

A-35

                          Mrs. Spina

      B-28

   

                            Mrs. Laurentus

A-33

                          Mr.  Mason

      B-27

   

                            Mr.   Gray

A-31

                          Mrs. DiFronzo

      B-29

   

                              


                             Ms. Marn                       



A-36

       

                            Mr. Murphy

                             Mrs. Mooney                                           

A-21

           A-15  

 

                                                    



                                                                                                           

SUPPORT STAFF

          Mrs. Albert

    B-17

            Mrs. Molinaro

          A-37

              Mrs. Snyder 

B-18  Guidance

 

          Mrs. Baker 

          Mrs. Banti

    A-18 

     A-2

            Mrs. Moore                   

            Ms.  Pugliese

          A-1     

          A-22

              Ms. Staley              

B-18  Guidance

 

          Ms.  Bosco 

          Ms.  Buyers                     

    A-12  

     B-1      

            Mrs. Rattanni 

            Mr. Sherman              

          A-24

          A-10

              Mrs. Sill

               Mr. Smith

Security

Security

          Mrs. Clarke

          Mrs.Cloud-Ingraham

    B-17

     B-10

            Mrs. Theroux

            Mr. Tousignant

          A-17

          A-16

              

               Officer Markette


SRO

          Mrs. Guerra

    A-4

            Mrs. Williams

          B-16

               

 

          Mrs. Jarrin               

    A-2          

            Mrs. White-Leach

          A-3

 

          Mrs. Maher

    B-37

            Mrs. Savo

  Parent Liaison

     

                                                                                                            UNIFIED ARTS

            Mrs. Conroy                         B-21               Mrs. Dravis                                    B-22                                   Mr. Fellows                            C-2

             Mrs. Polkowski                    A-32                               Ms.  Rinaldi                                    A-9                                     Mrs. Sullivan                         A-30

             Mrs. Valle                         B-7                               Mrs. Nauber                     B-19                                

             Mr.   Warren         B-20               Mrs. Urban                                    Library




                                                                                                            

                                                                                                                OFFICE STAFF

                     Mrs. Pinho      &      Mrs. Gyolai  - Main Office                                     Mrs. Schofield – Guidance



                                                                                                         PARAPROFESSIONALS

Mrs. Rebelo

Mr. Tabor

Mrs. Shupenis

Mrs. Boesel

Mrs. Uva

 

Mr. Drewry

Mr. Vasquez

 

Mrs. Greco

   
 

Ms. Kelly

Mrs. Pollock

 

                                                                                                               


                                                                                                                CAFETERIA

Mrs. Barley

Mrs. Matias

Mrs. Deptula

          Mrs. Caruso-

Café Manager

          Mrs. Hawks

Mrs. Lepore

                        Ms.  Espada


                                                                                                               CUSTODIANS


Mr. Luna, Head Custodian

Mr. Martins

Mr. Antos

Mr. Evans





                                 








                                 




                                                                                    “C” Floor


                                      




                           .

 

B-17

 

      A-3

 

  • ATTENDANCE

 

Connecticut General Statute 10-184 requires that each parent or other person having control of a child is obligated to cause the child to attend school regularly during the hours and terms the public school is in session.

 

This law is based on the fact that regular daily attendance, arriving on time, and completing each school day is critical for success in school. Time lost from class tends to be irretrievable in terms of opportunity for instructional interaction.

 

Naugatuck Board of Education policy (5113.1) requires that children are to be in school except in cases of illness or injury, death in the immediate family, religious obligation, an emergency, or exceptional circumstances.

 

Parents are requested to call the school office by 8:30 AM if their child will be absent from school that day.  Parents who do not contact the office will be called at home, or if necessary, at work to confirm an absence.   

The Board policy, with respect to unexcused absences, states that a “truant” means a child who has four unexcused absences in one month or ten unexcused absences in one year. The school will work with the parents to improve attendance rather than impose punitive measures; however, when all options have been exhausted, a referral to legal authorities is required.

 

  • Arrival at School

Students should not arrive at school before 7:40 AM.  Walkers may enter the building when the bus students enter at 

7:40 AM.  Upon entering the building, students should go to their lockers and then report to their homerooms by 7:55 AM.  Homeroom periods will be used to take attendance, distribute and collect material, and relay information concerning upcoming events and activities.

 

Students who arrive to school after the 7:55 AM bell are considered tardy and must report to the Guidance Office with a parent/guardian.  Documentation must be provided to the office for the tardy to be excused.  Dr’s note, court papers, etc.) 

 

Three unexcused tardies in one trimester will result in a Make It Right after school.  A Make It Right will be assigned for each incident thereafter. 

 

  • Dance, School Social  and After-School Attendance

School dances, the 8th Grade Social and other after school activities are sponsored by City Hill student and parent organizations and are chaperoned by members of the faculty. As with any school function, all school rules apply during these activities, which are privileges. 

  • At the end of the school year, the Eighth Grade Social requires dressier attire; however, please note that this is not a prom and formal wear and gowns are not appropriate. 
  • City Hill dances are not open to public participation.
  • Students are not allowed to leave an activity early unless a parent communication to the school indicated otherwise.
  • Students are not allowed to bring overnight bags, backpacks, food or drink to a dance/social.
  • If not in attendance the day of the dance or any other after-school activity, the student will not be allowed to attend the activity.
  •       
  1. Make-up Policy

Students are expected to make-up course work missed due to absence. It is the student’s responsibility to see individual teachers to arrange a make-up schedule. Make up schedules will be based on the nature of the course requirement and will be defined by each teacher at the beginning of the course. If a student has an extenuating circumstance, parents are encouraged to call their child’s guidance counselor for assistance. If a student has an extended illness, parents are asked to call the guidance counselor so appropriate assistance can be arranged. Students who are absent between one and five consecutive days for a religious observance will be allowed five days to make-up course work. Students who are absent due to a death in the immediate family will be allowed a minimum of five days to make-up course work. 

  • BEHAVIOR/CONDUCT/POLICIES

 

The prime purpose of any school is to provide an environment where students can learn.  Respect for the rights of one’s fellow students to learn and for teachers to teach is the basic measure of good student conduct and self-discipline.  It is not possible to cover in this handbook, by specific rules, all circumstances or events that could lead to the need for student discipline.

The full district policy for behavior, conduct and policies is published online. Students are responsible to adhere to the school policies as well as the policies outlined by the district. 

 

  • Discipline Procedures

In the event that a student commits a major infraction of the school rules, a teacher will send a written referral to the office and call for administrative support immediately.  The school administrator will then collaborate with the teacher and/or parent on the appropriate course of action. It is critical that students learn from their behavior, make things right, and grow as a person.



  • Electronic Equipment

Connecticut Public Act 95-304 prohibits the use of a remotely activated paging device or cellular mobile telephone in a public school. Though we understand that parents allow their children to have cell phones and to bring them to school, we do not allow the students to have them on or to use them during the school day. They must be off and secured at all times unless directed by a faculty/staff member to use the device for academic purposes. The school is not responsible for any lost or stolen electronic devices.

Students are not allowed to use a cell phone or any camera device to take personal pictures or video of other students, staff or faculty in the school building, on school grounds or on school busses without express consent. Students who take pictures or film of other students/staff without the permission of the school and the participants will face serious consequences, including suspension. This type of activity will not be tolerated and is viewed as a serious disruption of the educational process.

Electronic Policy grades 7-12

All personal electronic devices must remain off and out of sight between 7:40 AM and 2:25 PM, including during passing times, lunch and study halls.

  • First offense: Students may pick up their device from the dean's office/security after 2:00 PM; parents will be notified                        of the offense.

 

  • Second offense: Parents may pick up the device after 2:00 PM.

 

  • Third and subsequent offenses will require parents to pick up the device and may result in in-school suspensions or other appropriate consequences at the discretion of the administration.

 

  1. Photography, Videotaping and Privacy

From time to time, names, photos, or videos of our students may appear in the local newspaper or on our web page. You may refuse to permit media-related photographing, videotaping, and/or audiotaping of your child by putting your request in writing and sending it to the principal.

Students are prohibited from taking picture videos at school or school functions without first asking permission from school staff. Pictures or videos should never be taken without the subject’s knowledge. It is prohibited to post pictures or videos taken at school or at a school event on the Internet without the permission of the building principal.

 

      D. Telephone Calls

Students must have a pass from a teacher to use the phone in the main office.  The use of cell phones in order to call or text is not permitted during any part the school day unless permission is granted by faculty/staff/administration. If at any time a student needs to contact home, the student may come to the office and utilize the phone upon request. If parents need to contact their child during the school day they can call the main office and the student will be located and will be put in touch with parents. Parents are requested to be sure that the school has their most current home, cell, and work phone information at all times. Please Note: Students must bring a note to the office in the morning if planning to return home in a manner other than documented by the main office. 

 

  1. Hallway Behavior

To assure safe and efficient passing in the hallways, students should adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. Keep to the right on the stairs and in the hallways.
  2. Go directly to your assigned room to avoid being tardy. If you need to go to another place, first go to your classroom to obtain a pass from your teacher.
  3. Do not stop in the halls during passing. This blocks the flow of traffic and can cause a problem. 
  4. Upon entering the building, students should go directly to their lockers and then to their homerooms. Students are not to leave without a pass from their homeroom teacher.
  5. At the end of the day, students will report to homeroom and will be dismissed when announcements have concluded. 
  1. Cafeteria

The lunchroom management and your fellow students will appreciate your cooperation in the following:

  1. Depositing all lunch litter in waste barrels.
  2. Leaving the tables and floor in a clean condition for others.
  3. Using appropriate indoor voice level.
  4. Students must have permission from cafeteria monitors to leave the cafeteria.

 

  1. Passes

Students are required to have a signed pass in their possession at any time they are in the halls other than between classes and before and after school. Please use your agenda for passes. Teachers are responsible for their students while they are out of their rooms.

 

  1. Bus Information

Regulations for the Conduct of Pupils Riding on School Buses by the Board of Education, Naugatuck, CT (Pupils = students of CHMS)

 

The driver is in full charge of the bus and of all pupils riding therein at all times while pupils are being transported to and from school.  S/he is required to enforce all rules and regulations adopted by the school authorities for the conduct of pupils riding on the bus. Students must take a seat when they enter the bus and remain seated at all times while the bus is in motion. Students must not open bus windows without permission from the driver. Students must be on time and, at all times, cooperate in keeping the bus on schedule. Students will, after exiting from the bus, wait for the signal from the driver before crossing the highway. Students will also look to see that traffic is halted. 



Bus Video Cameras

Student Transportation of America now has video cameras installed on all the district’s school buses. These cameras view the interiors of the buses. They are located in secure boxes to resist vibration for a clear picture. Each video is labeled with the bus run number, the date, and the time and saved in the bus company office. 

Requests to Ride a Different Bus

Students must present a signed and dated note (by parent/guardian) to the main office for approval then to the driver of the bus they wish to take home if it is not their regular bus.

  1. Student Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Policy

The Naugatuck Public Schools, in cooperation with the students and parents/guardians, work to educate, prevent, and intervene in the abuse of all drugs, alcohol, and mood altering substances by the entire student population in accordance with state law.

The Naugatuck Public Schools’ policy on drug use states,  “… a student who on school grounds, during a school session, or anywhere at a school sponsored activity, is under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or mood altering substances or possesses, uses, dispenses, sells, or aids in the procurement of alcohol, narcotics, restricted drugs, mood altering substances, or any substance purported to be a restricted substance, will be subjected to discipline pursuant to the provisions and procedures of the policy.”

 

Smoking (including the use of e-cigarettes) is prohibited on school grounds, in all school buildings, and at all school-related activities both on and off school grounds.

 

  1. Students involved with threatening, intimidation, extortion, bullying, fighting, violence, weapons or weapon facsimiles will be given a ten day OSS. Expulsion may be recommended to the Superintendent based on Board of Education policy. Students who cause a major breach of peace, are seriously disorderly in their conduct, or are disruptive to the educational process will receive a school consequence and will be referred to the police. All criminal activity will be turned over to the police.

 

  1. Pulling a fire alarm is a criminal offense. This matter will be turned over to police and fire officials. 

 

  1. Vandalism, graffiti, theft and arson are criminal offenses. The consequence will be a five to ten day suspension. The administrator will determine if this is ISS or OSS based on the severity of the offense or repeated offenses. Restitution for damages will be required. This matter will be turned over to the police. 

 

 Sexual Harassment / Intimidation Policy

All people should be treated with respect.

Sexual harassment has been clearly established as a form of sexual discrimination.  Sexual harassment is defined as follows:

“Any intentional or unintentional unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, when  (1) submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of employment,  (2) submission or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as a basis for employment or education decisions affecting the individual or (3) such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work, education,  performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment.”

 

Specific behaviors (that are wanted/unwanted and sexual in nature) that could constitute sexual harassment are, but not limited to, the following:

Touching     Sexual name calling

Verbal comments Cornering / blocking

Jokes/Cartoons/Posters                                                               Pulling at clothes

Suggestive facial expressions                                                       Sexual rumors

Too personal a conversation 

 

If a student believes that s/he has been discriminated against in regard to the preceding policy, s/he may file a grievance that his/her rights have been denied or violated.

 

If students wish to discuss these regulations and the full policy, their right under the policy, or file a grievance, please contact the Title IX Coordinator, John Lawlor at Naugatuck Board of Education, 497 Rubber Avenue., Naugatuck, CT 06770, (720-5265) within FORTY (40) CALENDAR DAYS OF THE ALLEGED OCCURRENCE and within one year of any previous related occurrences.

 

Any student who receives a 10-day OSS must return with a parent to re-enter school. 







City Hill Middle School

1:1 Chromebook Policies



Chromebooks will be provided for students to use in their classrooms. Each period chromebooks and all accessories must be returned in reasonable working condition. Students who fail to return Chromebooks will be assessed the full replacement cost; failure to pay may result in a theft being reported to the Naugatuck Police Department

 

Students are solely responsible for the physical condition of their Chromebook, and are expected to adhere to the following guidelines for caring for their Chromebooks:

    • Students may not personalize the physical Chromebook UNLESS it is protected by a removable skin
    • Food or drink should not be consumed near your Chromebook when it is in use
    • Use caution when connecting/disconnecting any cords, cables, or other removable hardware
    • Never carry the Chromebook when the screen is open
    • Be careful there are no obstructions when closing the screens (pens, power cables, etc.)
    • Chromebooks should be powered OFF before storing to preserve battery life and internal hardware
    • Never leave the Chromebook unattended, unlocked, or unsupervised
    • Never leave the Chromebook where it could be subject to extreme temperatures (i.e. car)
    • Chromebooks should always be carried/transported in a protective case, bag, or sleeve
    • The Chromebook must be closed before placing it any cases, bags, or sleeves
    • Nothing should be placed on top of the Chromebook



Students and their parents/guardians will be held financially responsible for any repairs required to keep their Chromebook in working condition, and/or any damages/loss that occur as a result of neglect or abuse. Examples included, but are not limited to, damage to keys, touchpads, screens, hinges, extreme cosmetic damage, or damage to internal components from liquids or extreme temperatures.   






I have read and discussed with my child, the above policies regarding the use of chromebooks at CHMS.




Parent Name________________________________          Parent Signature________________________________




Student Name_______________________________          Student Signature_______________________________



  

Date____________________________






3. CHMS Dress and Grooming Code

 

City Hill Middle School follows the dress code set forth by the Naugatuck Board of Education, below is the general policy for the district dress code as well as the policy specific for students in grades 7 – 12.

    




Responsible citizens dress in a manner that supports the learning environment.  Dressing inappropriately

distracts from the learning environment.  Members of the City Hill Middle School community who are dressed inappropriately will be asked to call home for appropriate clothes.  If parents/guardians cannot be reached,

students may be offered a cover-up item of clothing if available.  Students who refuse the cover-up clothing will 

be referred to In-School Suspension for the remainder of the day.  Continued violations will result in further 

disciplinary action.

 

Dress Code Policy:  All students should be dressed and groomed in a neat, modest, safe and appropriate 

manner.  Shoes must be worn at all times.  Torn, tattered clothing that exposes skin will not be allowed.  The  

following items do not support the educational environment, may cause safety issues, and are not allowed:

 

In order to maintain an environment conducive to the educational process, the Board of Education prohibits the following from being worn during the academic school day:

 

    1. Coats, jackets or other attire normally worn as outerwear.  Outerwear includes: coats, jackets, windbreakers, nylon pullovers, down vests, and other clothing the administration deems inappropriate.

                        Outerwear shall not be worn, carried or kept in the classroom during regular school hours.

 

    1. Hats, caps or hoods are prohibited.   Approved coverings worn as part of a student’s religious practice or belief shall not be prohibited under this policy.  Head coverings shall not be worn, carried, hung on belts or around the neck or kept in the classroom during school hours.

 

    1. Items a. and b. above must be secured in the student’s locker or other storage area before school starts.  Items not stored will be confiscated by Principal.

 

    1. Footwear which mars floors or is a safety hazard. 

 

    1. Sunglasses, scarves, gloves whether worn or carried.

 

    1. Spiked or studded bracelets, oversized or multi-finger rings, belts or any other article of attire with spikes or studs attached, or any other clothing item that may present a safety hazard to the student, other  students or staff.

 

    1. Attire or accessories which contain overly offensive or disruptive writing or picture likely to unduly disrupt the educational environment, or which constitute “fighting words”.

 

    1. Attire or accessories which depict logo or emblems that encourage the use of drugs, tobacco products, 

                        or alcoholic beverages.

 

    1. Low slung pants that expose undergarments

 

    1. Shirts and/or blouses which reveal the abdomen, chest, or undergarments.

 

    1. See-through clothing, 

 

    1. Halter tops/dresses or strapless tops/dresses;
    2. Slippers, pajama tops or bottoms, leotards, leggings or tights that substitute for pants;

 

    1. Any clothing or items worn or displayed that denote gang association are prohibited, including but not

                        limited to beads, bandanas, jewelry;

 

    1. Shorts, miniskirts more than three inches above the knee or pants with holes which reveal the upper thigh or undergarments.  Spandex garments are allowed only if they are covered by shorts or skirts.

 

    1. Costumes of any kind, even for Halloween

 

    1. Backpacks, fanny packs, and/or book bags are not permitted to be carried between classes.
    2. Any clothing item not aforementioned that is deemed unsafe or disruptive to the learning environment.

 

    

4.  Bullying

 

The Naugatuck Board of Education is committed to creating and maintaining an educational environment that is physically, emotionally and intellectually safe and thus free from bullying, harassment and discrimination. In accordance with Connecticut State Law and the Board’s Safe School Climate Plan, the Board expressly prohibits any form of bullying behavior on school grounds; at a school-sponsored or school-related activity, function or program, whether on or off school grounds; at a school bus stop; on a school bus or other vehicle owned, leased or used by a local or regional board of education; or through the use of an electronic device or an electronic mobile device owned, leased or used by Board of Education. Reporting forms are available at the school in any administrative office.  The full board policy is available on the district website. 



5.  Counseling and Guidance Services

Counseling and guidance services are available for every student at CHMS.  Counselors and students discuss such topics as educational planning, home, school and/or social concerns, career information, study help, and interpretation of test scores. Students are assigned to one of two counselors for their two years at City Hill. Parents are encouraged to contact their child’s school counselor to discuss any concern they might have regarding their child.  Counselors are available to arrange conferences at the request of parents, students, and/or teachers. 

 

  1. Property

 

Students are responsible for the proper care of all books, supplies, and furnishings provided by the school.  Textbooks are to be kept clean and should be covered carefully.  

 

Each student is assigned a locker for the storage of books and equipment.  Locks will be issued to students. It is the student’s responsibility to keep his/her locker locked at all times.  Students are expected to keep lockers in good usable condition. Students are permitted to go to their lockers only during designated locker times.  All lockers are the property of the Naugatuck Board of Education and are subject to inspection by the administration at their discretion. Kicking or defacing a locker in any manner will result in payment for damages.  Students are not permitted to share lockers or to give out locker combinations.  The school is not responsible for items missing from an unlocked locker. Each student will receive a combination lock for his/her locker. Lockers must be locked at all times. Students are never permitted to share lockers.

 

Articles of value, turned into the office, will be held until the end of each month.  Unclaimed items will be disposed of or donated to charity.

 

7.  Grading Policies

 

Progress Reports will be issued during each trimester.  These reports allow for teacher assessment, student self-evaluation, and parental comment.  

 

Report Cards will be brought home by the student at the end of each trimester.  

 

Honor Roll expectations and criteria will be discussed with the students at the start of the school year.



  1. Parent-Teacher Organization

The PTO works closely with the school staff and student body during the school year. Many of the school’s activities are possible only because of the assistance and support provided by this organization. Parents are welcome to attend the monthly meeting held at approximately 6:30 PM in the library. Please contact the school for more information. PLEASE JOIN!



9.  Visitors

 

All guests and visitors to the school must register at the main office. The school policy is to accept only those visitors with legitimate school business.  Always bring your picture ID when visiting City Hill

Former students wishing to visit with teachers should call in advance and schedule meetings after students have been dismissed.










































NAUGATUCK PUBLIC SCHOOLS

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