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GENERAL INFORMATION

Burch Charter School of Excellence
100 Linden Ave
Irvington, New Jersey 07111

CONTACT INFORMATION

Main Office: (973) 373-3223
Fax: (973) 373-3228
Email: bcse@burchcharterschool.org

Principal
Dr. Dorian L. Dorsey, Ed. (973) 373-3223 ext 202

School Business Administrator
Joel Julien, CPA (973) 373-3223
 

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For up to date information on school closing or delayed opening

If school is closed or has a late opening due to weather or other problems local radio and television stations will announce
the information. The Burch Charter School of Excellence will follow the Irvington Board of Education when school is closed due to
weather conditions. When the Irvington Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather the Irvington Fire Department will sound an alarm at
6:30 a.m. and again at 7:00 a.m. This notifies the township that the school district is closed for the day.

School closing will also be posted on the school websites: www.burchcharterschool.org and www.irvington.k12.nj.us and on local television stations:

Closing Information stations

WNBC TV – Channel 4 FOX 5 WNYW – Channel 5
WABC TV – Channel 7 NEWS 12 NJ – Channel 12
CABLE TV – Channel 36

If for any reason, the Burch Charter School of Excellence has an emergency closing during the school day
(e.g. snowstorm, power outage, etc.), the school staff will contact the parents/guardians.

BURCH HIB POLICY

 

The Burch Charter School of Excellence Policy

Category: Students                            Name:  Prohibiting Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying

            Code: 5146                                         Board Approval Date: July 2, 2008

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The Burch Charter School of Excellence prohibits acts of harassment, intimidation or bullying among students, staff and visitors.

A safe and civil environment in school is necessary for students to learn and achieve high academic standards; harassment, intimidation or bullying, like other disruptive or violent behaviors, is conduct that disrupts both a student’s ability to learn and a school’s ability to educate its students in a safe environment; and students learn by example, school administrators, faculty, staff and volunteers should be commended for demonstrating appropriate behavior, treating others with civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate harassment, intimidation or bullying.

“Harassment, intimidation or bullying” means any gesture written or, verbal or physical act or any electronic communication or written verbal or physical act that takes place on school property, at any school-sponsored function or on a school bus that:

A.   Is motivated by an actual or perceived characteristic such as race, color, religion,

      ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and  

      expression, or a mental, physical or sensory disability; or,

B.  By any other distinguishing characteristic; and,

C.  A reasonable person should know, under the circumstances, that the act(s) will

      have the effect of harming a student or damaging the student’s property, traveling    

      to and from home to school and school to home or placing  

      a student in reasonable fear of harm to his person or damage to his property; or,

D.  Has the effect of insulting or demeaning any student or group of students in such a 

      way as to cause substantial disruption in, or substantial interference with, the orderly  

      operation of the school.

The Burch Charter School of Excellence expects students to conduct themselves in keeping their levels of development, maturity and demonstrated capabilities with a proper regard for the rights and welfare of other students and school staff, the educational purpose underlying all school activities, and the care of school facilities and equipment.

The Burch Charter School of Excellence believes that standards for student behavior must be set cooperatively through inter action among the students, parents/guardians, staff and community members, producing an atmosphere that encourages students to grow in self-discipline.  The development of this atmosphere requires respect for self and others, as well as for district and community property on the part of students, staff and community members.

The Burch Charter School of Excellence believes that the best discipline is self-imposed, and that it is the responsibility of staff to use disciplinary situations as opportunities to help students learn to assume and accept responsibility for their behavior and the consequences of their behavior.  Staff members who interact with students shall apply best practices designed to prevent discipline problems and encourage students’ abilities to grow in self-discipline.

Based on broad community involvement (i.e. the use of a process that includes representation, parent/guardians and other community representatives, school employees, volunteers, students and administrators for the purpose of providing input regarding the development  and content of the policy that is based on accepted core ethical values), the Burch Charter School of Excellence shall develop general guidelines for student conduct and shall direct development of detailed regulations suited to the age levels of the students and the mission and physical facility of the school.  Board policy requires all students in the district to adhere to the rules and regulations established by the school district and to submit to such disciplinary measures as are appropriately assigned for infraction of these rules.

The Chief School Administrator shall provide annually to students and their parent/guardians the rules of the district regarding student conduct, and the policy shall appear in all publications of the school district’s comprehensive rules, procedures and standards of conduct for school within the school district, including the student handbook.  Provisions shall be made for informing parent/guardians whose primary language is other than English.

The policy shall:

A.    Describe student responsibilities, including the requirements for student to conform

       to reasonable standards of socially acceptable behavior; respect the person,    

       property and rights of others; obey constituted authority; and respond to those who   

       hold that authority;

B.    Address appropriate recognition for positive reinforcement for good conduct, self-

       discipline, good citizenship and academic success;

C.   Explain student rights; and,

D.   Identify disciplinary sanctions and due process.

The Principal and/or Principal designee is responsible for determining whether an alleged act constitutes a violation of this policy.  In so doing, the Principal and/or the Principal’s designee shall conduct a prompt, thorough and complete investigation of the alleged incident.

The Burch Charter School of Excellence prohibits reprisal or retaliation against any person who reports an act of harassment, intimidation or bullying.  The consequences and appropriate remedial action for a person who engages in reprisal or retaliation shall be determined by the administrator after consideration of the nature and circumstances of the act, in accordance with case law, federal and state statutes and regulations and district policies and procedures.

The Burch Charter School of Excellence prohibits passive acceptance of acts of harassment, intimidation or bullying.  The Burch Charter School of Excellence shall establish Bullying Prevention Programs.

Consequences and appropriate remedial action for a student found to have falsely accused another as a means of harassment, intimidation or bullying range from positive behavioral interventions up to and including suspension or expulsion, as permitted under N.J.S.A.  18A:37-1, Discipline of Pupils.  Consequences and appropriate remedial action for a school employee found to have falsely accused another as a means of harassment, intimidation or bullying shall be determined by the school administrator after consideration of the nature and circumstances of the act, including report to appropriate law enforcement officials.

This policy shall be disseminated annually to all school staff, students and parents, along with statement explaining that it applies to all acts of harassment, intimidation and bullying that occur on school property, at school-sponsored functions or on a school bus.  The Policy shall also advise parents/legal guardians they shall be held responsible for reimbursing the Burch Charter School of Excellence for the costs of any acts of violence and vandalism committed by their child(ren) on school property, at school sponsored functions and on school buses.  The Chief School Administrator shall develop an annual process for discussing the school policy on harassment, intimidation and bullying with students.

 

 

Legal References Policy 5146

            N.J.S.A.  18A:37-1                                              Submission of pupils to authority                                   

N.J.S.A.  18A:37-13                                           Finding, declarations relative to adoption of harassment and bullying prevention policies

N.J.S.A.  18A:37-14                                           Definition relative to adoption of harassment and bullying

prevention policies 

N.J.S.A.  18A:37-15                                           Adoption of policy by each school district

 

 

Special Honors Criteria

   

 

BURCH CHARTER SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE

                                                                    2012-2013


CRITERIA – PRINCIPAL’S HONOR ROLL—Grades K – 5

  

Students must earn grade of A in the core academic subjects—Language Arts—overall grade as well as all composite areas (Reading/Literature,Written Communication, Oral Communication, Spelling and Handwriting);
Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and grades of A and B in all other

Subjects—Art, Music, Health Education, Physical Education, Computer Science (when graded) and World Language/Spanish.

Students must earn Outstanding or Satisfactory in all Effort Areas—Demonstrates Responsibility, Gets Along Well With Others; Shows Respect for Others; Demonstrates Self-Confidence; Respects Materials and Supplies; Shows Appropriate Behavior in Classroom; Follows Rules; Shows Appropriate Behavior in Other Areas; Classwork and Homework.

 

KINDERGARTENStudents must earn a combination of Os and Ss in all areas graded and a majority of the grades must be OsLanguage Arts, World Language/Spanish, Math, Science, Social Studies, Art/Music, Physical Development, Social Emotional Development, Homework and Work Habits.               

 

 

   
CRITERIA –HONOR ROLL—Grades K – 5


Students must earn grades of A and B in the core academic subjects—Language Arts—overall grade as well as all composite areas (Reading/Literature, Written Communication, Oral Communication, Spelling and Handwriting); Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and grades of A and B in all other Subjects—Art, Music, Health Education, Physical Education, Computer Science (when graded) and World Language/Spanish.

Students must earn Outstanding or Satisfactory in all Effort Areas—Demonstrates Responsibility, Gets Along Well With Others; Shows Respect for Others; Demonstrates Self-Confidence; Respects Materials and Supplies; Shows Appropriate Behavior in Classroom; Follows Rules; Shows Appropriate Behavior in Other Areas; Classwork and Homework

 

KINDERGARTENStudents must earn a combination of Os and Ss in all areas graded and a majority of the grades must be SsLanguage Arts, World Language/Spanish, Math, Science, Social Studies, Art/Music, Physical Development, Social Emotional Development, Homework and Work Habits

 

 

CRITERIA –EFFORT ROLL—Grades K – 5


 

Students must earn grades of A, B and C  in the core academic subjects—Language Arts—overall grade as well as all composite areas (Reading/Literature, Written Communication, Oral Communication, Spelling and Handwriting); Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and grades of A, B and C in all other Subjects—Art, Music, Health Education, Physical Education, Computer Science (when graded) and World Language/Spanish

Students must earn Outstanding or Satisfactory in all Effort Areas—Demonstrates Responsibility, Gets Along Well With Others; Shows Respect for Others; Demonstrates Self-Confidence; Respects Materials and Supplies; Shows Appropriate Behavior in Classroom; Follows Rules; Shows Appropriate Behavior in Other Areas; Classwork and Homework

 

 

KINDERGARTENStudents must earn a combination of Os,  Ss and Ps in all areas graded and a majority of the grades must be SsLanguage Arts, World Language/Spanish, Math, Science, Social Studies, Art/Music, Physical Development, Social Emotional Development, Homework and Work Habits

 



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