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RSD Homeless Policy 
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RSD Charter School shall provide an educational environment that treats all students with dignity and respect. Every homeless student shall have access to the same free and appropriate educational opportunities as students who are not homeless. RSD has a commitment to the educational rights of homeless youth. This applies to all services, programs, and activities provided or made available to all students.
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RSD Charter School follows all of these procedures for homeless students. A student may be considered eligible for services as a “Homeless Child or Youth” under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act if he or she is presently living:
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             In a shelter
             In temporarily shared housing
             In a transitional living program
             In a hotel, motel or campground
             At a bus station, park, car or abandoned building
             In temporary or transitional foster care placement 
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According to the McKinney-Vento Homeless Act, eligible students have rights to:
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Immediate enrollment: Documentation and immunization records cannot serve as a barrier to the enrollment. Barriers to the enrollment and retention of homeless children and youth are removed so that the students are immediately enrolled in school. Barriers include transportation, immunizations, residency, birth certificates, school records, other documentation and guardianship.
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School Selection: McKinney-Vento eligible students have a right to select the following schools:
             The school he/she attended when permanently housed (School of Origin).
             The school in which he/she was last enrolled (School of Origin).
             The school in the attendance area in which the student currently resides (School of Residency). 
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Remain enrolled in his/her selected school for the duration of homelessness, or until the end of the academic year in which they are permanently housed.
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Participation in programs for which they are eligible, including Title 1, National School Lunch Program, Head Start, Even Start, etc.
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Transportation services: McKinney-Vento eligible students have a right to transportation to and from their school of origin.Homeless students are not to be stigmatized or segregated on the basis of their status as homeless.
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Dispute Resolution: If you disagree with school officials about enrollment, transportation, or fair treatment of homeless youth, you may file a complaint with RSD Charter School. The school must respond and attempt to resolve it quickly. During the dispute, the student must be immediately enrolled in the school and provided transportation until the matter is resolved. The Homeless Liaison will assist with the decision, providing notice of any appeal process, and filling out dispute forms. The following must occur:
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             Homeless youth must be enrolled in the school of choice until the dispute is settled.
             RSD Charter School will deliver a decision in writing.
             Parent of homeless youth are notified of their right to appeal to the state level. 
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For more information, refer to https://www.azed.gov/schooleffectiveness/specialpops/homeless/   

Date Board Approved: October 13,2010____

Parents Right to Know
Title I School-wide and Title I Targeted Assistance Programs
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LEAs must notify parents of students attending Title I School-wide and Title I Targeted Assistance Programs that parents may request information on the professional qualifications of the student’s teacher. The information must state if
  • the teacher meets State Qualifications/licensure requirements,
  • the teacher is teaching under an Emergency Teaching Certificate,
  • the teacher has a baccalaureate degree,
  • the child receives services from a paraprofessional and
  • the qualifications of the paraprofessional.

  Parent/Student/Teacher Compact-RSD Charter High School .. 2016-2017 
Student Name                                                                                                                           
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 PARENT-STUDENT-TEACHER COMPACT-RSD High School is committed to providing each student in the district the opportunity to achieve the highest level of success.  We believe this can only be accomplished through a partnership between the school, parents, and students.  We invite you to join us by signing the following compact.  
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 PARENT/GUARDIAN - I will do my personal best to: 
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o   Attend at least one parent-teacher conference for each child.
o   Read with and practice math skills with my student daily.
o   Insure that my child maintains regular and punctual attendance.
o   Attend scheduled Parent Events.
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Please write suggestions below.  Are there special skills or activities that you can share that will enhance learning? 
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STUDENT - I will do my personal best to:

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o   Attend school on time, every day.
o   Complete at least 5 lessons per day.
o   Take notes.
o   Follow school and classroom rules.      
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TEACHER - I will do my personal best to: 
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o Provide a safe and caring environment in which your child will learn to be responsible for her/his behavior and learning.
o Take into account individual strengths in students.
o Keep you informed of your student’s progress on a regular basis.
o Attend school functions.
o Teach all levels of ability.
o Help your student learn and follow school and classroom rules 
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TEACHER                                                                                        DATE                              

 

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