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2023-2024 Student Handbook

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Student/Parent Handbook 2023-2024

 

Welcome to Lenoir City High School

The information in this handbook has been carefully prepared to help you succeed at Lenoir City High School. The information is in compliance with the state and local boards of education policies. The teachers, support staff, counselors, and administrators are all here to assist you with your education. Our goal is to provide you with a safe place to learn and a quality education. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your education, please feel free to discuss them with us.

Again, welcome to Lenoir City High School. We are glad you are here and look forward to working with you and helping you reach your individual goals.

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    1010 Forms

     

    42

     

    2023-2024 Assessments

     

    11

     

    Absence & Attendance Policy

     

    33-34

     

    Academic Incentive Program (AIP)

     

    27

     

    ACT for Juniors

     

    23

     

    Alert Notification Agreement

     

    50

     

    Assault Policy

     

    46

     

    Bell Schedules

     

    29-30

     

    Broadcast and Print Media Notification Agreement

     

    50

     

    Bullying/Intimidation

     

    15-16

     

    Bus Conduct

     

    42

     

    Bus Pass Procedure

     

    43

     

    Cafeteria

     

    38

     

    Care of School and Personal Property

     

    38

     

    Checking Out/Early Dismissal

     

    35

     

    Chemical Abuse Policy

     

    47

     

    Chromebook Policy, Procedures and Information                                                                                                            

     

    59-68                                                            

     

    Church Trip Policy

     

    36

    Class Schedule

    69

    Clinic

    47

    Clubs and Organizations (Faculty Sponsors)

    31

     

    Comprehensive Discipline Plan

                                                                        48-49

     

    Computer Fraud & Misuse

     

    39

     

    Denial of Motor Vehicle License or Permit

     

    49-50

     

    Detention Hall

     

    48

     

    Discrimination/Harassment of Students

     

    15

     

    Discrimination/Harassment Grievance Procedures

     

    17

     

    Dress Code

     

    37

     

    Drinks & Snack Machines

     

    38

     

    Driver’s License & Attendance

    35

     

     

    Driving Policy

     

    41

     

    Drugs & Alcohol

     

    46

     

    Early Graduation

     

    21

     

    Electronic and Personal Communication Devices

     

    40

     

    Electronic Threats

     

    46

     

    Emergency Actions

     

    51

     

    Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

     

    14

     

    Final Exam Policy

     

    35

     

    Firearms

     

    45

     

    Fireworks

     

    44

     

    Grading Periods/Grade Cards

     

    25

     

    Grading Procedures

     

    24

     

    Graduation Requirements

     

    21-22

     

    Guidance and Counseling

     

    23

     

    Guidelines for Reporting Pregnancy of Minor Children

     

    23

     

    Handling of the LCHS Rock

     

    32

     

    Homebound

     

    34

     

    Honor Code

     

    25

     

    In-School Suspension (ISS)

     

    48

     

    Juvenile Citations

     

    48

     

    Juvenile Petitions

     

    47

     

    Library (Media Center)

     

    26

     

    Lockers

     

    39

     

    Lost and Found/Valuables

     

    39

     

    Make-Up Work (Attendance Policy)

     

    35

     

    Map of School

     

    70-72

     

    Medication Policy

     

    47

    7

    Morning Arrival Time & Procedures

     

    43

     

    Nondiscrimination Policy

     

    5


     

     

    Notice for Directory Information

     

    20

     

    Notification of Rights under FERPA

     

    18

     

    Notification of Rights under the PPRA

     

    19

     

    Parental Notification (ESEA)

     

    7-10

     

    Out-of-School Suspension

     

    48

     

    Schedule Changes

     

    24

     

    School Calendar

     

    28

     

    School Rules and Regulations

     

    36

     

    Search/Inspection

     

    39

     

    Skyward - Family Access

     

    52

     

    Snack Machines

     

    38

     

    Sports

     

    32

     

    State Testing

     

    23

     

    Student Alcohol & Drug Testing

     

    47

     

    Student Concerns and Complaints

     

    16

     

    Tardy Policy

     

    34

     

    Technology Responsible Use Policy

     

    53-57

     

    Textbooks

     

    38

     

    Threats and/or Fighting

     

    39

     

    Tobacco Use Policy

     

    44

     

    Transcripts

     

    24

     

    Use of Video Cameras

     

    43

     

    Visitors

     

    38

     

    Weapons & Dangerous Instruments

     

    45

     

    Welcome

     

    5

     

    Zero Tolerance

     

    45

     

  • By Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

    The law requires that federally assisted programs be free of discrimination. The Tennessee Department of Education also requires that the services be offered to all eligible persons. “It is the policy of the Lenoir City School System not to discriminate on the basis of sex, color, race, national origin, creed, age, marital status or disability in its educational programs, activities or employment policies, as required by Title VI and VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments, and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

    It is also the procedure of this district that the curriculum materials utilized reflect the cultural and racial diversity present in the United States and the variety of careers, roles, and lifestyles open to women, as well as men, in our society. One of the objectives of the total curriculum and teaching strategies is to reduce stereotyping and to eliminate bias on the basis of sex, race, religion and disability. The curriculum should foster respect and appreciation for the cultural diversity found in our country and an awareness of the rights, duties and responsibilities of each individual as a member of a pluralistic society.”

    Inquiries regarding compliance with Title III, Title IV, Title IX, Section 504 and IDEA-B may be directed to:

    Lenoir City Board of Education
    200 East Broadway
    Lenoir City, Tennessee 37771
    (865) 986-8058

  • Lenoir City Schools, 200 East Broadway, Lenoir City, Tennessee 37771Black and white seal of Lenoir City Schools, Strive for Excellence, 1907

    Phone (865) 986-8058
    Fax (865) 988-6732

    Dear Parent/Guardian,

    Lenoir City Schools is excited to welcome our students and families to the 2023-2024 School Year.  Our school leaders want to be responsive to students and parents, so we have an open line of communication.  I encourage you to contact your child’s teachers as well as the school leaders with needs or concerns as we serve your student(s).  Additionally, I am available to hear from you at 986-8058.

    Lenoir City Schools will continue to provide the best possible educational experiences for all students. As the state has transitioned to better academic standards in math and English language arts over the past several years, the methods of assessing student skills have become more fully aligned to what educators are teaching, and they now include rigorous questions that measure students’ critical thinking, writing, and problem solving skills.

    Teachers and parents can use assessment information to provide more focused support or to find opportunities for advanced coursework, depending on the student’s needs. We are committed to the success of your child, and the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) is a program that helps to ensure that every child is on the path to success.

    Here are some specific details that have been shared with us by the state:

    • Overall, the total amount of time students spend on state assessments is less than 1% of the school year.
    • Students will take the state assessment in one window at the end of the year for grades 3-8, and at the end of the course for high school tested subjects.

    As we begin the new school year, it is important to remember that the results from these tests are just one piece of the overall puzzle.  More information about the tests, as well as practice materials, is available through the Tennessee Department of Education’s Parent Guide to Being TNReady found on the Lenoir City Schools website. I encourage you and your child to continually visit our district website, as well as tn.gov/education, both of which will be frequently updated as new information is available.

    In Lenoir City Schools, our goal is for every student to achieve his or her full potential.  We are confident that with the quality instruction delivered by our dedicated educators, our students can meet and exceed these expectations.  Thank you for joining us as we work together for the success of your student.  

    Thank you,

    Dr. Jeanne Barker

  • As required by T.C.A. § 49-6-6007, this is a list of information about state-mandated assessments and assessments mandated by the LEA to be administered in the 2023-2024 school year.

    In Lenoir City Schools, our goal is for every student to achieve his or her full potential. The end-of-year state assessment is just one way that we are able to better understand if we are meeting that goal. We are confident that with the quality instruction delivered by our dedicated educators, our students can meet and exceed these expectations.

    It is important to remember that the results from these tests are just one piece of the overall puzzle. Results from TCAP are meant to be one of several measures that illustrate how a student is progressing. Test scores should be used along with in-class performance; report card grades; teacher feedback; and what a parent, teacher, and even a student notices about his or her growth to form a fuller picture of a student’s achievement. Both the Tennessee Department of Education and our district are working to ensure that tests provide meaningful information for teachers, students, and parents and that they have an appropriate, balanced role in our schools. 

    With the TCAP assessment, you will receive a detailed parent report, where each subject will be broken down into categories of skills to show where a student is doing well or needs some extra help. Teachers and parents can use this information to provide more focused support or to find opportunities for advanced coursework, depending on the student’s needs. We are committed to the success of your child, and TCAP is one way that helps to ensure that every child is on the path to success. Please reach out to your child’s teacher or school administrator at any time with questions about classroom, school, district, or state assessments and how the results are used to inform instructional plans.

  • ASSESSMENTPURPOSERESULTS TO PARENTSTIMELINE

    RTI2 Universal Screening (iReady)

    Required for grades K-2 three times per year (online).

    This adaptive assessment provides a deep, customized evaluation of every student enabling teachers to track student growth and performance consistently over time.

    Students and parents will receive feedback by the end of the grading period.

    Screening Windows:

    TBD for 2023-2024
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring

     

  • ASSESSMENTPURPOSERESULTS TO PARENTSTIMELINE
    State 2nd Grade AssessmentThis test is given to help measure how much a second grade student grows academically over the course of a school year.Students and parents will receive feedback in the summer of 2024. 
  • ASSESSMENTPURPOSERESULTS TO PARENTSTIMELINE

    RTI2 Universal Screening (iReady)

    Required for grades 3-8 three times per year (online).

    This adaptive assessment provides a deep, customized evaluation of every student enabling teachers to track student growth and performance consistently over time.Students and parents will receive feedback by the end of the grading period.Screening Windows:

    TBD 2023-2024
    Fall

    Winter

    Spring

    Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP)

     

    The TCAP tests are designed to assess true student understanding and not just basic memorization and test-taking skills. TCAP measures student understanding of our state standards in English language arts, math, science and social studies. 

     

    Students and parents will receive feedback in the summer of 2024.

     

    The TDOE will make the final determination about the grades/subjects options for online assessment.

     

  • ASSESSMENTPURPOSERESULTS TO PARENTSTIMELINE
    Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP)  End-of-Course  Assessment (EOC)

     

    English I, II

    Algebra I, II

    Geometry

    Biology I

    The TCAP tests are designed to assess true student understanding and not just basic memorization and test-taking skills. TCAP measures student understanding of our state standards. TCAP EOC assessments are given to help measure how much a student grows academically in a particular content area.

    Students and parents will receive feedback in the summer of 2024.

    Fall Window:

    November- December 2023
    (School will release exact testing dates)

    Spring Window:
    April- May 2024

    (computer-based)

    (School will release exact testing dates) 

    The TDOE will make the final determination about the grades/subjects options for online assessment.

    ACT

    Students in Tennessee are required to take a college entrance exam (either the ACT or SAT) in the eleventh grade. This is now a graduation requirement for students seeking a regular or honors diploma. Districts in Tennessee contract with ACT to provide an opportunity to take the ACT at their own school during the school day at no cost to the student.

    The vision for student success in Tennessee is that all students are equipped with the knowledge and skills to successfully embark on their chosen path in life. Empowering our students to pursue the education and training that matches their chosen career pathway is essential to this vision. 

    ACT results are delivered to parents and students 3-8 weeks after the assessment. 

    Fall Senior Re-Take
    October 3, 2023
     

    Spring Administration
    Grade 11
    (Paper & Pencil)
    March 18, 2024

    PreACT

    Although not a state-required test, LCHS offers the PreACT, which mirrors the format of the ACT Exam.

    The PreACT is designed to give students early exposure to the format of the ACT Exam. It also serves to qualify students for dual enrollment courses.

    Results are available in late April 2024.

    The PreACT is given in the Spring ACT Window, typically on the same day as the ACT. 

     

  • ASSESSMENTPURPOSERESULTS TO PARENTSTIMELINE
    ACCESS for English Learners

     

    English Learners will take the ACCESS for ELLs to determine language proficiency. ACCESS assesses students in the four language domains: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

    Administered to English Learners to evaluate English proficiency.

    The district will receive reports in early summer and will share with parents at the start of the school year.

    February-March 2024

    Multi-State Alternative Assessment (MSAA)

    The Multi-State Alternate Assessment (MSAA) is the English language arts and math assessment for students in grades 3–8 and grade 11 with the most significant cognitive disabilities. MSAA is administered online by the teacher.

    This test is given to help measure how much a student grows academically over the course of a school year.

    The district will receive reports in early summer and will share with parents at the start of the school year.

    March– April 2024

    (tentative)

    TCAP-Alt for Students with Disabilities

    TCAP-Alt is the assessment for science and social studies for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. Students are assessed in grades 3–8 for both science and social studies and in grade 10 for Biology. TCAP-Alt is administered via paper by the teacher.

    This test is given to help measure how much a student grows academically over the course of a school year.

    The district will receive reports in early summer and will share with parents at the start of the school year.

    March- April 2024

    (tentative)

    National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

    The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas. Assessments are conducted periodically in mathematics, reading, science, writing, the arts, civics, economics, geography, U.S. history, and in Technology and Engineering Literacy (TEL). 

    NAEP assessments are administered uniformly using the same sets of test booklets across the nation, NAEP results serve as a common metric for all states and selected urban districts. The assessment stays essentially the same from year to year, with only carefully documented changes. This permits NAEP to provide a clear picture of student academic progress over time. In even-numbered years, NAEP measures Tennessee student’s academic achievement against students in other states also taking this test.

    District-level and student-level results are not provided.

     
  • The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015. The new law builds on key areas of progress in recent years, made possible by the efforts of educators, communities, parents, and students across the country. The previous version of the law, the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, was enacted in 2002.

    The new bill helps to ensure opportunity for all students by:

    • Holding all students to high academic standards that prepare them for success in college and careers.
    • Ensuring accountability by guaranteeing that when students fall behind, states redirect resources into what works to help them and their schools improve, with a particular focus on the very lowest-performing schools, high schools with high dropout rates, and schools with achievement gaps.
    • Empowering state and local decision-makers to develop their own strong systems for school improvement based upon evidence.
    • Encourages a smarter approach to testing by moving away from one single focus on standardized tests and allowing for the use of multiple measures of student learning and progress to make school accountability decisions. It requires that state’s maintain important statewide assessments to ensure that teachers and parents can mark the progress and performance of their children every year, from third to eighth grade and once in high school.
    • Providing more children access to high quality preschool.
    • Special education teachers must have a bachelor’s degree and must either be certificated in special education or hold a special education license in Tennessee. These requirements cannot be waived.
  • In compliance with legislation, parents must be informed of their rights as they pertain to federal projects. Please note the following:

    Lenoir City Schools annual report card can be found at the district website.

    The district’s parental involvement policy can be reviewed at the Central Office located at 200 East Broadway.

    If eligible, students can receive services in specific programs including:

    1. Title I, Part A-- Improving Academic Achievement
    2. Title I, Part C-- Education for Migratory Children
    3. Title I, Part D-- Programs for Children and Youth who are Neglected, Delinquent, or At Risk
    4. Title III - English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement
    5. Title IX-- Homeless and Miscellaneous
       
    • Parents have the right to request their child’s name, address, and telephone number not be released to a military recruiter without prior written consent.
    • Parents have the right to transfer their child to another school if they are the victim of a violent crime at school.
    • Lenoir City Schools participates in the Title IV, 21st Century Schools. Information regarding the program may be reviewed at the Central Office located at 200 East Broadway.
    • Lenoir City Schools offers a free, appropriate public education to all children between the ages of 3 and 22 who have been identified with a disability. A continuum of services is available to students eligible for special education, including related services and special accommodations. Evaluation for special education or Section 504-related services is available upon parental request.
    • As required by law, all federal documents are available for review at the Central Office. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Federal Programs Director for Lenoir City Schools at (865) 986-8058.
  • (See LCS Board Policy 6.304)

    Students shall be provided a learning environment free from sexual, racial, ethnic and religious discrimination/harassment. It shall be a violation of this policy for any employee or any student to discriminate against or harass a student through disparaging conduct or communication that is sexual, racial, ethnic or religious in nature. The following guidelines are set forth to protect students from discrimination/harassment.

    Student Discrimination/Harassment will not be tolerated. Discrimination/Harassment is defined as conduct, advances, gestures or words (either written or spoken) of a sexual, racial, ethnic, or religious nature which:

    • Unreasonably interfere with the student’s work or educational opportunities; or
    • Create an intimidating, hostile or offensive learning environment; or
    • Imply that submission to such conduct is made an explicit or implicit term of receiving grades or credit; or
    • Imply that submission to or rejection of such conduct will be used as a basis for determining the student’s grades and/or participation in a student activity.
  • (See LCS Board Policy 6.304)

    Students shall be provided a safe learning environment. It shall be a violation of this policy for any student to bully, intimidate or create a hostile educational environment for another student. Bullying and intimidation are defined as either physically harming a student or damaging his/her property, or knowingly placing the student in reasonable fear of such, causing emotional distress or creating a hostile educational environment. Cyber Bullying means bullying undertaken through the use of electronic devices. The policy addresses conduct taking place on school grounds, at any school-sponsored activity, on school-provided transportation, or at any official school bus stop immediately before boarding and immediately following deboarding. Alleged victims of the above-referenced offenses shall report these incidents immediately to a teacher, counselor or building administrator. Any allegations shall be fully investigated by a complaint manager (as set forth in Student Concerns, Complaints and Grievances 6.305).

    The privacy and anonymity of all parties and witnesses to complaints will be respected. However, because an individual's need for confidentiality must be balanced with obligations to cooperate with police investigations or legal proceedings, to provide due process to the accused, to conduct a thorough investigation or to take necessary action to resolve a complaint, the identity of parties and witnesses may be disclosed in appropriate circumstances to individuals with a need to know.

    A substantiated charge against an employee shall result in disciplinary action up to and including termination. A substantiated charge against a student may result in corrective or disciplinary action up to and including suspension.

    There will be no retaliation against any person who reports harassment or participates in an investigation. However, any employee who refuses to cooperate or gives false information during the course of any investigation may be subject to disciplinary action. The willful filing of a false report will itself be considered harassment and will be treated as such.

    An employee disciplined for violation of this policy may appeal the decision by contacting the Federal Rights Coordinator or Chip Orr. Any student disciplined for violation of this policy may appeal the decision in accordance with disciplinary policies and procedures.

  • (See LCS Board Policy 6.305)

    Decisions made by school personnel - such as aides, teachers, or assistant principals - which students believe are unfair or in violation of pertinent policies of the Board or individual school rules may be appealed to the school principal or a designated representative. To appeal, students will contact the principal’s office in their school and provide their name, the issue and the reason for their appeal on a printed form available at the school office within two days. The appeal will usually be decided confidentially and promptly, preferably within two school days.

    However, if the principal does not make a decision within five school days following the date of complaint, students or parents may appeal at that time by contacting the director of schools/designee at the central office. The information provided should include the student’s name, the school and a description of the problem.

    An investigation and decision will be made within two (2) school days and communicated to the school principal and student by telephone. A written copy of the decision also will be sent to the student and the principal.

  • (See LCS Board Policy 6.305)

    Filing a Complaint - Any student of this school district who wishes to file a discrimination/harassment grievance against another student or an employee of the district may file a written or oral (recorded, if possible) complaint with a complaint manager.1 Students may also report an allegation of discrimination/harassment/bullying to any teacher or other adult employed in the school who shall inform a complaint manager of the allegation. The complaint should include the following information:

    • Identity of the alleged victim and person accused;
    • Location, date, time and circumstances surrounding the alleged incident;
    • Description of what happened;
    • Identity of witnesses; and
    • Any other evidence available.

    Investigation - Within twenty-four hours of receiving the student’s complaint, the complaint manager shall notify the complaining student’s parent/guardian and the principal, or the principal’s designee, who shall inform the director of schools. The parent/guardian shall be given notice of the right to attend an interview of the student in a non-intimidating environment in order to elicit full disclosure of the student’s allegations. This interview shall take place within five (5) days from the time the complaint was first made. If no parent/guardian attends the interview, another adult; mutually agreed upon by the student and the complaint manager, shall attend and may serve as the student’s advocate. After a complete investigation, if the allegations are substantiated, immediate and appropriate corrective or disciplinary action shall be initiated. The complaint and the identity of the complainant will not be disclosed except

    1. as required by law or this policy; or
    2. as necessary to fully investigate the complaint; or
    3. as authorized by the complaint.

    A school representative will meet with and advise the complainant regarding the findings, and whether corrective measures and/or disciplinary action were taken. The investigation and response to the complainant will be completed within thirty (30) school days. Copies of the report will be sent to the student, principal, Federal Rights Coordinator and the director of schools. One copy shall be kept in the complaint manager’s file for one (1) year beyond the student’s eighteenth (18th) birthday. The director of schools shall keep the Board informed of all complaints. Following an investigation regarding bullying or cyberbullying, harassment or intimidation, the Complaint Manager shall report to the Chairman of the Board and the director of schools the findings and any disciplinary action taken. 

    Decision and Appeal - If the complainant is not in agreement with the findings of fact as reported by the complaint manager, an appeal may be made, within five (5) work days to the director of schools. The director of schools will review the investigation, make any corrective action deemed necessary and provide a written response to the complainant. If the complainant is not in agreement with the director of schools’ findings of the fact, appeal may be made to the Board of Education within five (5) work days. The Board shall, within thirty (30) days from the date the appeal was received, review the investigation and the actions of the director of schools and may support, amend or overturn the actions based upon review and report their decision in writing to the complainant.

    The complaint managers are as follows:

    • Lenoir City Elementary School
      • Amanda Tinker
      • Ashlea Graves
        • 203 Kelly Lane
        • Lenoir City, TN 37771
        • (865) 986-2009
    • Lenoir City Middle School
      • Holly Williams
      • Chad Lewis
        • 2141 Harrison Avenue
        • Lenoir City, TN 37771
        • (865) 986-2038
    •  Lenoir City High School
      • Brandee Hoglund 
      • Chris Brittain
        • 1485 Old Highway 95
        • Lenoir City, TN 37771
        • (865) 986-2072
  • The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students over 18 years of age (“eligible students”) certain rights with respect to the student’s education records.

    These rights are:

    1. The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the school receives a request for access. Parents or eligible students should submit to the school principal (or appropriate school official) a written request that identifies the record(s) they wish to inspect. The school official will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.
       
    2. The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the parent or eligible student believes are inaccurate. Parents or eligible students may ask the school to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate. They should write to the school principal (or appropriate school official), clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate. If the school decides not to amend the record as requested by the parent or eligible student, the school will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and advise him/her of his/her right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing.
       
    3. The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. One exception, which permits disclosure without consent, is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the school as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel); a person serving the school board; a person or company with whom the school has contracted to perform a special task (such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, or therapist); or a parent or student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks.
      • A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.
      • Upon request, the school discloses education records without consent to officials of another school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.
         
    4. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the school district to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the office that administers FERPA are:
    • Family Policy Compliance Office U.S. Department of Education
    • 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20202-5901
  • PPRA affords parents certain rights regarding our conduct of surveys, collection and use of information for marketing purposes, and certain physical exams. These include the right to:

    Consent before students are required to submit to a survey that concerns one or more of the following protected areas (“protected information survey”) if the survey is funded in whole or in part by a program of the U.S. Department of Education (ED) -

    1. Political affiliations or beliefs of the student or student’s parent;
    2. Mental or psychological problems of the student or student’s family;
    3. Sex behavior or attitudes;
    4. Illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating, or demeaning behavior;
    5. Critical appraisals of others with whom respondents have close family relationships;
    6. Legally recognized privileged relationships, such as with lawyers, doctors, or ministers;
    7. Religious practices, affiliations, or beliefs of the student or parents; or
    8. Income, other than as required by law to determine program eligibility.


    Receive notice and an opportunity to opt a student out of -

    1. Any other protected information survey, regardless of funding;
    2. Any nonemergency, invasive physical exam or screening required as a condition of attendance, administered by the school or its agent, and not necessary to protect the immediate health and safety of a student, except for hearing, vision, or scoliosis screenings, or any physical exam or screening permitted or required under State law; and
    3. Activities involving collection, disclosure, or use of personal information obtained from students for marketing or to sell or otherwise distribute the information to others.


    Inspect, upon request and before administration or use -

    1. Protected information surveys of students;
    2. Instruments used to collect personal information from students for any of the above marketing, sales, or other distribution purposes; and
    3. Instructional material used as part of the educational curriculum.


    These rights transfer to from the parents to a student who is 18 years old or an emancipated minor under State law. Lenoir City School District has developed and adopted policies, in consultation with parents, regarding these rights, as well as arrangements to protect student privacy in the administration of protected information surveys and the collection, disclosure, or use of personal information for marketing, sales, or other distribution purposes. Lenoir City Schools will directly notify parents of these policies at least annually at the start of each school year and after any substantive changes. Lenoir City Schools will also directly notify, such as through U.S. Mail or email, parents of students who are scheduled to participate in the specific activities or surveys noted below and will provide an opportunity for the parent to opt his or her child out of participation of the specific activity or survey. Lenoir City Schools will make this notification to parents at the beginning of the school year if the District has identified the specific or approximate dates of the activities or surveys at that time. For surveys and activities scheduled after the school year starts, parents will be provided reasonable notification of the planned activities and surveys listed below and be provided an opportunity to opt their child out of such activities and surveys. Parents will also be provided an opportunity to review any pertinent surveys. Following is a list of the specific activities and surveys covered under this requirement:

    • Collection, disclosure, or use of personal information for marketing, sales or other distribution. ● Administration of any protected information survey not funded in whole or in part by ED.
    • Any nonemergency, invasive physical examination or screening as described above.


    Parents who believe their rights have been violated may file a complaint with: Family Policy Compliance Office U.S. Department of Education 

    • 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20202-5901
  • The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a Federal law, requires that Lenoir City Schools, with certain exceptions, obtain your written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from your child's education records. However, Lenoir City Schools may disclose appropriately designated "directory information" without written consent, unless you have advised the District to the contrary in accordance with District procedures. The primary purpose of directory information is to allow the Lenoir City Schools to include this type of information from your child's education records in certain school publications. Examples include:

    • A playbill, showing your student's role in a drama production;
    • The annual yearbook;
    • Honor roll or other recognition lists;
    • Graduation programs; and
    • Sports activity sheets, such as for wrestling, showing weight and height of team members.

     

    Directory information, which is information that is generally not considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if released, can also be disclosed to outside organizations without a parent's prior written consent. Outside organizations include, but are not limited to, companies that manufacture class rings or publish yearbooks. In addition, two federal laws require local educational agencies (LEAs) receiving assistance under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to provide military recruiters, upon request, with three directory information categories - names, addresses and telephone listings - unless parents have advised the LEA that they do not want their student's information disclosed without their prior written consent. (1)

    If you do not want Lenoir City Schools to disclose directory information from your child's education records without your prior written consent, you must notify the District in writing. Lenoir City Schools has designated the following information as directory information:

    • Student's name
    • Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
    • Address
    • Telephone listing
    • Weight and height of members of athletic teams
    • Electronic mail address
    • Photograph
    • Degrees, honors, and awards received
    • Date and place of birth
    • Major field of study
    • Dates of attendance
    • Grade level
    • The most recent educational agency or institution attended 

     

    Footnotes:

    1. These laws are: Section 9528 of the ESEA (20 U.S.C. 7908), as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (P.L. 107-110), the education bill, and 10 U.S.C. 503, as amended by section 544, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002 (P.L. 107-107), the legislation that provides funding for the Nation's armed forces.
  • To meet state and local requirements for graduation, all students shall have attained an approved attendance, conduct, and subject matter record which covers a planned program of education. There are certain required courses for graduation from a Tennessee high school. Since this is the student’s responsibility, please be reminded to study carefully the requirements listed below:

    All courses must be taken and passed in sequence. It is the responsibility of the student, parents, and academic advisor to see that the student’s program meets requirements for graduation.

  • Valedictorian/Salutatorian:  Students with the highest GPA as calculated according to the State Board of Education’s Uniform Grading Policy (or if tied), the highest ACT composite score (or if tied), the highest numerical average (0-100) who have also successfully completed 5 or more Early Post Secondary Opportunities (EPSOs - Advanced Placement, dual enrollment, statewide dual credit, industry certification, or any other EPSO approved by the TN Dept. of Ed ) including at least one in each core subject area: English, Math, Social Studies, and Science.  *Stole worn at graduation 

    Panther Scholars:  This is considered top honors at LCHS.  A student must take at least 5 advanced placement, dual enrollment, or state dual credit courses.  Meet the requirements to be eligible for the General Assembly Merit Scholarship which requires a student to have earned a 3.75 or better GPA and scored a 29 or higher on the ACT (or composite/concordant equivalent on the SAT) and earn 32 credits or more.  *Orange hood worn at graduation

  • LCHS Honor Student:  A student must be a Ready Graduate according to the TN Department of Education (4 EPSOs (or) 2 EPSOs and Industry Credential (or) 21+ on ACT (or) Qualifying score on the ASVAB and 2 EPSOs.  Students must take the SDC Challenge Exam and/or AP Exam in order to receive an EPSO for the class.  Students must have 3.0 or better.  *Orange and white cord worn at graduation

  • All students in grades (9) through (12) shall be enrolled full time for (8) semesters. Seniors may request an “early release” or “late arrival” per semester if all graduation requirements are being met. In order for students to be considered for early graduation, the student must:

    • meet all the regular guidelines for high school graduation;
    • be able to meet the guidelines of admission into the requested institution without having to enroll in remedial classes;
    • have a 3.0 GPA or higher;
    • score a minimum of 19 in each area of the ACT; 
    • write a letter to the principal indicating why early graduation should be granted.

    Hardship or gifted cases may be appealed by the student to the Director of Schools with further appeal to the board.

  • The state recently approved the Industry 4.0 Diploma Distinction which is a distinction that allows students to pursue a career in a high-need, high-skill industry while in high school, as outlined in T.C.A. 49-6-420 and State Board Pending Rules 0520-01-03-.06(31) on Graduation Requirements. The Industry 4.0 Diploma Distinction was developed for high school students who are interested in pursuing a career in a high-need, high-skill industry after graduation. 

    Students who earn the Industry 4.0 Diploma Distinction must complete at least nine dual enrollment or work-based learning (WBL) credits aligned to their career goals. They will receive monthly career coaching and counseling to better prepare them for the transition into the workforce. Additionally, they will have the option to substitute a WBL or dual enrollment credit, as approved by the State Board of Education, for one math credit and one science credit. 

    *If you are interested in pursuing the Industry 4.0 Diploma Distinction, please contact your Guidance Counselor.

    • English (4 credits)
      • English 9
      • English 10
      • English 11
      • English 12
    • Math (4 credits) 
      • Algebra I
      • Geometry
      • Algebra II
      • Upper-Level Math Course
      • Students must be enrolled in a mathematics course each year in high school
    • Science (3 credits)
      • Biology
      • Chemistry or Physics
      • One (1) additional lab science 
    • Social Studies (3 credits)
      • World History & Geography
      • U.S. History & Geography
      • U.S. Government (0.5 credit)
      • Economics (0.5 credit)
    • Wellness (1 credit)
    • Physical Education (0.5 credit)
    • Personal Finance (0.5 credit)
    • Fine Art (1 credit)
    • Foreign Language (2 credits)
      • Must be in the same foreign language
      • The Foreign Language and Fine Arts requirements MAY be waived for students who are sure they are not going to attend a university and be replaced with courses designed to enhance and expand the elective focus.
    • Elective Focus (3 credits) may be:
      • CTE, Science, Math, Humanities, Fine Arts, AP, or other electives
    • Electives (6 credits)

    Total Required For Graduation: 28 Credits

    At the beginning of the ninth grade, all students will develop a six-year plan of study. This information will be shared with parents.  This proposed program will be reviewed each year. The purpose is to connect the student’s academic and career goals to appropriate classes. Students must choose a focused program of study, preparing them for post-secondary education in a college/university curriculum or in technical training.

  • While in high school, students will participate in TNReady. Most of these tests are referred to as End of Course (EOC) Exams. All students enrolled in English 9 (including CP and Honors), English 10 (including CP and Honors), Algebra I (including Honors), Algebra II (including Honors), Biology I (including Honors), and Geometry will take EOCs as their final exams about 10 days prior to the end of the semester. Students taking tested subjects over the course of more than one semester will take the EOC at the end of the semester in which they are scheduled to complete the course. More information is available at the TN Department of Education (TN DOE) website.

  • Beginning with the 2008-2009 school year, the State Department of Education required ALL Juniors in Tennessee to take the ACT test. This test will be given on a regular school day in the Spring semester. High school students are permitted to take the ACT at any time during their high school careers in addition to the state mandated testing day.

  • Counseling services are available to all students through the school counseling office. School counselors will support students dealing with academic, social/emotional, and college/career related concerns. Each student needs an annual appointment with his / her counselor for academic evaluation and planning. Parents are invited to participate. While school counselors support the mental health and wellness of all students, they do not provide clinical diagnoses or therapy. As necessary, referrals to school based mental health therapy can be made. Individual and group counseling may occur during the school day, and teachers are aware that missed class time is excused. However, students are expected to make up any missed work.

    Communications between students and their school counselors are confidential, with exceptions (the risk of harm to self or others, disclosures of abuse or neglect, and in cooperation with legal proceedings).  There are some additional considerations for confidentiality when participating in remote counseling services:

    • The systems (Google Meets, Gmail, etc.) are secured by encryption and password protection but as with any technology, could experience breaches. 
    • Phone and video chats are live or synchronous communication methods. Text or email are not and as a result could include response delays of 24-72 hours. 
    • When participating in counseling services remotely, each party is responsible for privacy within the environment from which they participate.

    Your signature on the handbook form indicates your acknowledgment and support of the counseling services offered at our high school. Feel free to call anytime with questions or concerns. A separate permission form on a case-by-case basis, should your child ever need it, will be made available at your request.

  • If a female student shares first-hand confirmation of a pregnancy with a staff member, the staff member must notify the appropriate school counselor in writing within 24 hours of the student disclosure.

    School counselors must work immediately to support the personal well-being of the student by establishing professional rapport in the context of a counseling relationship. School counselors will be expected to discuss a plan for health care support and inclusion of the family. As always, school counselors are expected to work according to the professional standards of practice and code of ethics established by the American School Counselor Association. Furthermore, school counselors will adhere to all federal, state, and local laws and policies for sharing educational records (FERPA), reporting suspected abuse or neglect, and the notification of intent to harm self or others.

  • Courses selected during registration should be considered as final. Any changes in the student’s schedule, which are necessary to meet a specific educational requirement, should be arranged before school starts.

    Changes will be considered by the principal during the first week of each term but will be made only in cases of extreme need.

  • Current students who need an official copy of his/her transcript should request this document by completing a transcript request Google Form located on the school website. Individuals may select a status as a current or former student. Transcript requests for former students are processed for a fee by a third-party website. Any questions regarding this may be addressed to your school counselor or the school registrar.

    A student may review his/her school record and receive an unofficial transcript copy from a school counselor. Any question regarding grades, credits, or classes taken should be addressed to the school counselor.

  • An attempt is made at all times to evaluate, in the best possible manner, the progress of students. Each school year is divided into two semesters. Each semester consists of one grading period (unless it is a term class which lasts only 9 weeks). Report cards will be issued at the end of each term and can be viewed on Skyward.

    The grading system for Lenoir City Schools is expressed in the following manner:

    • A (90-100)
    • B (80- 89)
    • C (70- 79)
    • D (60- 69)
    • F (Below 60) 

    For classes with an End-of-Course (EOC) exam, this exam counts 15% of the final semester average.

    In other classes the semester average will be determined by the semester grade and the final exam.

    *Beginning 2022-23 school year, there will no longer be terms for semester classes.  The grades will be cumulative for the entire semester as opposed to averaging a T1 and T2 grade.

    Dual Enrollment Classes:  Due to colleges only sending final grades in letter form, LCHS will follow the grading system below for adding additional quality points:

    • A from the DE college awarded a 95% (4 points 99%)         
    • B from the DE college awarded an 85% (4 points 89%)
    • C from the DE college awarded a 75%  (4 points 79%)
    • D from the DE college awarded a 65% (4 points a 69%)
  • Grading PeriodsGrade Cards
    T1 (for term classes only) (August 1 - October 6) 
    T2 (October 16 - December 19)1/12/2024
    T3 (January 3 - March 8) 
    T4 (March18 - May 17)Available online or pick up at front office
    Graduation – May 10, 2024 
  • Lenoir City High School is committed to developing the intellectual and moral character of its students. A student is considered cheating anytime he/she takes credit for any work that is not his/her own. The teacher’s discretion should be used with daily assignments. Any student caught cheating on a test will be dealt with by that teacher and the administration on a case-by-case basis.

    • First Offense (Honor Code):
      • Parents will be contacted. 
      • Students will redo the assignment.
      • Loss of AIP privilege.
      • Probation from honors organization.
    • Second Offense (Honor Code):
      • Parents will be called. 
      • Could result in points deducted from the assignment.
      • Loss of AIP privilege.
      • Dismissal from honors organizations permanently.
    • Any further offenses will be dealt with on an individual basis and could result in a zero for the assignment.
  • Our library is not ONLY a place to check out a library of over 13,000 physical titles, it is also a true media center. As we are 1:1, we have a full time high school computer technician who supports students and teachers with technology assistance for in person and remote learners. We have a Student Help Desk class, where students assist our local technician with computer repairs and troubleshooting. Help Desk is open during 1st block, 2nd block, Advisory block, and 5th block. All computer questions should be directed to the technician 865-986-2072 ext 1936. Computer payments are handled through the website online payment portal and contracts are handled through bookkeeping in the front office.   

    We offer over 1,600 ebooks and 150 audiobook titles in our digital collection.  Access to these resources is not internet dependent.  They can be downloaded directly to the student’s device while at school on WiFi and utilized offline.  The media center homepage is accessible from the LCHS website under Academics. This homepage contains valuable tools for at home Destiny catalog access, Sora ebooks, and other research and writing portals. Destiny and Sora are also located on the Classlink page with a direct LCHS portal.  Teachers and students may reserve the media center for class projects and study groups, but students are free to access the library during free time with a note from a teacher (if during class) or students can sign in at the circulation desk between classes and at lunch. The library is open from 7:45 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, or by appointment. 

    Students are permitted to check out library books for 2 weeks at which time they should be returned or renewed in order to avoid late fees. NOTE: Fee Waivers do not cover late fines as it is not a required expenditure. A $.10 late fee is charged per day (per book) and should be paid within the semester the fine is assessed.  This fine rolls over each year until the student settles it.  Graduation supplies may be withheld until this fine is paid and materials returned.

    The LCHS Media Center tries to enhance learning experiences by providing popular titles and relevant materials for students and teachers. Special book requests may be made at the front desk or via email to the librarian, Christy Mowery. Peer tutors and small groups often utilize the media center, so students should be considerate of those who are working. Food and drink is only permitted in designated areas.  Copies are free, and requests can be made to any Media & Research Services aide or the Library Assistant.

  • The Lenoir City High School Academic Incentive Program (AIP) is designed to recognize and reward students for academic achievement and positive school behavior. The program has three levels of participation (Gold, Silver, and Bronze). Eligibility is based on grades and discipline from the previous term, and requests for renewal and/or membership must be submitted each semester before the deadline on the application. Please note AIP students must produce their Student ID with AIP sticker for admittance to activities and events. The following are the requirements and benefits for student participation in the AIP:

    Requirements (AIP)

    • Gold Card Requirements
      • The student must maintain a semester class load of at least four subjects. 
      • Seniors with Late Arrival or Early Dismissal will only be required to maintain a class load of at least three subjects.
      • All student semester grades must be within the 90-100 range.
      • The student must not have received any assignments to detention hall, in-school suspensions (ISS) or out-of-school suspensions (OSS).
    • Silver Card Requirements
      • The student must maintain a semester class load of at least four subjects.
      • Seniors with Late Arrival or Early Dismissal will be required to maintain a class load of at least three subjects.
      • All student semester grades must be within the  80-100 range.
      • The student must not have received any assignments to detention hall, in-school suspension (ISS) or out-of-school suspension (OSS).
    • Bronze Card Requirements
      • The student must maintain a semester class load of at least four subjects.
      • Seniors with Late Arrival or Early Dismissal will be required to maintain a class load of at least three subjects.
      • The student's semester grades must be within 80-100, with one exception of a grade within 70-79.
      • The student must not have received any assignments to detention hall, in-school suspension (ISS) or out-of-school suspension (OSS).


    Benefits (AIP) 

    • Gold Card Benefits
      • Free admission to all LCHS activities.
      • Free admission to all LCHS home athletic events. 
      • Registration/priority course selection.
      • Free reserved parking.
    • Silver Card Benefits
      • Free admission to one LCHS activity per semester.
      • Free admission to all LCHS home athletic events.
      • Early registration/course selection after gold card members. 
    • Bronze Card Benefits
      • Free admission to one LCHS activity per semester.
      • Free admission to all LCHS home athletic events.
      • Early registration/course selection after silver and gold card members. 

     *Any offense of the LCHS Honor Code will result in the immediate loss of AIP privileges.

    • July 26 Wednesday Administrative Day (no students)
    • July 27 Thursday In-Service (no students)
    • July 28 Friday In-Service (no students)
    • July 31 Monday In-Service (no students)
    • August 1 Tuesday Registration (buses wil NOT run)
    • August 2 Wednesday Orientation/Staggered start (last name A-K)
    • August 3 Thursday Orientation/Staggered start (last name L-Z) 
    • August 4 Friday ALL students report full-time
    • September 4 Monday LABOR DAY (no school)
    • October 9-13 Monday-Friday FALL BREAK
    • November 3 Friday In-Service Day (no students)
    • November 22-24 Wednesday-Friday THANKSGIVING BREAK
    • December 19 Tuesday Last day of classes before WINTER BREAK
      • Schools dismissed at noon and Buses WILL run
    • December 20 - Jan. 2 WINTER BREAK
    • January 3 Wednesday Professional Development (no students)
    • January 4 Thursday Classes resume - ALL students
    • January 15 Monday In-Service MLK Day (no students)
    • February 19 Monday In-Service- President’s Day (no students)
    • February 20 Tuesday Professional Development (no students)
    • March 5 Tuesday Virtual Day for Students
    • March 11-15 Monday-Friday SPRING BREAK
    • March 29 - April 1 Friday-Monday EASTER BREAK  
    • May 17 Friday Last Day for Students
      • School dismissed at noon, buses will run

    Unscheduled In-Service: (2) Days
    Parent/Teacher Conferences: (2) each semester. Dates will be set by each school.

  • Regular Bell Schedule Monday - Friday

    8:05

    Release early arrivals

    8:13

    Warning bell

    8:15

    First Block begins

    9:38

    First Block ends

    9:46

    Warning bell

    9:48

    Second Block begins

    11:14

    Second Block ends

    11:17

    Warning bell

    11:19

    Advisory begins

    12:04

    Advisory ends

    12:07

    Warning Bell

    12:09 - 2:02

    Fourth Block begins

    12:09 - 12:37

    First Lunch In Class by 12:39

    12:54 - 1:22

    Second Lunch In Class by 1:24

    1:32 - 2:02

    Third Lunch In 5th Block by 2:07

    2:02

    Fourth Block ends

    2:05

    Warning bell

    2:07

    Fifth Block begins

    3:30

    School is dismissed

     

    Afternoon Activity Schedule (Scheduled as Needed)

    8:05

    Release early arrivals

    8:13

    Warning bell

    8:15

    First Block begins

    9:38

    First period ends

    9:46

    Warning bell

    9:48

    Second Block begins

    11:14

    Second Block ends

    11:17

    Warning bell

    11:19

    Fourth Block begins

    11:19 - 11:48

    First Lunch In Class by 11:50

    11:59 - 12:28

    Second Lunch In Class by 12:30

    12:43 - 1:12

    Third Lunch In 4th Block by 1:17

    1:12

    Fourth Block ends

    1:15

    Warning Bell

    1:17

    Fifth Block Begins

    2:41

    Fifth Block Ends

    2:43

    Warning bell

    2:45

    Activity Period

    3:30

    School is dismissed

     

    Snow Schedule (2 hour delay) (Scheduled as Needed)

    10:05

    Release students into the building

    10:13

    Warning bell

    10:15

    First Block begins

    11:25

    First Block ends

    11:28

    Warning bell

    11:30 - 1:10

    Second Block begins

    11:30

    First Lunch In Class by 12:00

    12:05

    Second Lunch In Class by 12:35

    12:40

    Third Lunch In Class by 4th Block by 1:15

    1:10

    Second Block ends

    1:13

    Warning Bell

    1:15

    Fourth Block begins

    2:20

    Fourth Block ends

    2:23

    Warning bell

    2:25

    Fifth Block begins

    3:30

    Fifth Block ends

    • Academic Incentive Program (Crass) 
    • Anchor Club (Tyler) 
    • Bass Club (Brittain)
    • Book Club (Wallace)
    • Chess Club (Mullinax)
    • DECA (Magliula)
    • Diversity Club (Harris)
    • Drama Club (Johnston)
    • FCA- Fellowship of Christian Athletes
    • FFA (Miller, Rose)
    • Film Club (Wallace)
    • Guitar Club (Garrett)
    • HOSA- Health Occupations Students of America (Kuth, McCombs-Cleveland, Lambdin) 
    • Interact (Monty Ross-Rotary Club)
    • Mu Alpha Theta (Pierce/Alexander)
    • NHS- National Honor Society (Bickerstaff)
    • Panther Crew (Spears/Browning)
    • Science Olympiad (Code)
    • Skills USA (Yoakum, Ingram, Smith, Wallace, Thomas) 
    • Spanish/ World Culture Club (Rios)
    • Special Olympics (Henderson) Delete
    • Spirit Club (Crabtree, Mullinax)
    • Strategy Game (Johnston)
    • Student Council (Rose, Hanley) 
    • Swimming Club 
    • Tri-M Music Honor Society (Slimp) 
    • Unified Champions (Henderson)
    • Walking Club (Guider/Smith)
    • Young Environmentalists (Kerr)
       

    A meeting schedule will be arranged so that each club has the opportunity to meet on a regular basis. Conflicts are kept to a minimum to allow you to participate in as many clubs as you like.

    We offer a wide variety of clubs and activities and encourage you to participate. However, we advise you not to join anything just for the sake of joining. An active club involvement can enrich the time you spend at Lenoir City High School. Ask plenty of questions, and talk to the teacher sponsors to help make your decisions.

    Revised 6/12/23

  • Lenoir City High School offers many opportunities for students to become involved in sports. If you are interested in participating in a sport, and you do not know how to get started, feel free to come by the office and discuss your interests with an administrator. You will be directed to the appropriate coach and he/she will answer any questions you may have. Good luck in your interests, and don’t forget to support all our athletes with your presence at our games.

    Sports Available At Lenoir City High School

    • Baseball 
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross Country
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball 

    Club Sport

    • Swimming
    • Bass Fishing
  • The LCHS Student Council is in charge of painting the rock. Students cannot independently paint the rock. Any faculty member can sign out the rock for individual days or a week to be painted with school appropriate material. See Mrs. Mullinax in Room 300 to sign up.

  • ABSENCES

    State law in Tennessee excuses absences caused by sickness, death in the family, recognized religious holidays, and temporary emergencies. Absences equivalent to five unexcused days constitute truancy by state law. Please know that unexcused absences are counted for the entire school year.

     

    ATTENDANCE

    You must notify your child’s school on the day your child is absent by one of the following methods: CALL IN, E-MAIL OR PARENT NOTE

    • CALL IN
      • Attendance Supervisor – (865) 988-2070
        • Button option 1 – Lenoir City High School attendance
        • Button option 2 – Lenoir City Intermediate/Middle School attendance Button option 3 – Lenoir City Elementary School attendance
        • Button option 4 – Lenoir City Schools Truancy
        • Button option 5 - iLearn Academy
    • E-MAIL
    • PARENT NOTE


    Each student is allowed a total of five call-ins, or e-mails or parent notes (subject to verification) for the school year. These absences may be excused for the following reasons:

    • Student personal illness
    • Illness in immediate family 
    • Death in immediate family
    • Medical or dental appointment
    • Court appointment (with documentation)
    • Church trip with notes on church letterhead 
    • Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) visit - 1/2 day only with verification from DMV
    • Any absence with extenuating circumstances must be approved by the principal prior to absence

    After five call-ins, or e-mails or parent notes documentation of a student’s absence must be excused by bringing in a note (subject to verification) to the attendance secretary or student services within three days of the students return to school from one of the following:

    • Doctor
    • Dental
    • Court


    College Visits: Students wishing to make a college visit during the school year must submit a request for pre-approval through the LCHS website.

    All notes should be turned in the day the child returns to school. Notes will not be accepted after the third day of the student’s return.

    Tennessee law (TCA, 49-6-30) requires Lenoir City Schools to hold a conference with each parent and student that reach three or more unexcused absences. A progressive truancy intervention plan will be written with a specific description of school attendance expectations, guidelines and penalties for additional absences. Parents will be sent a letter by the Attendance Supervisor to schedule a conference.

    A student is considered truant on the 5th unexcused day absence occurring anytime during the school year. If attendance policies are not followed, parents and/or legal guardians may receive notice to appear before the truancy board. If your child is going to be home due to illness for over two weeks, you may want to inquire about the possibility of a homebound teacher. Please call (865) 988-2070, option 4 for further clarification and information on attendance.

    Revised 6/12/2023

  • Homebound instruction is intended for serious illnesses and injuries which will necessitate absences of more than 10 consecutive days. After a recommendation from licensed medical personnel, the school considers a request. Typically, the work is sent to the office by the regular classroom teacher and is brought to the student by the homebound teacher. Because many courses are difficult to teach on homebound and the instruction is only for three hours per week, we place students on homebound only as a last resort. Courses will be reviewed to determine if the student will be able to complete all the requirements within the semester, and final exams will be required. We have an elevator in the school and will make modifications for a student with special needs if necessary.

  • All students are expected to be on time for classes. This includes arriving to school on time. Students who are late to first block must report to the front lobby kiosk, or the CTE center, for an admission slip. Classroom teachers will keep accurate records concerning tardies.

    Tardiness will be excused for the following reasons: 

    1. Late bus
    2. Doctor or dental note
    3. Legal document from court
    4. Note from faculty member
    5. Other circumstances approved only by the administration.


    Consequences of Unexcused Tardies

    • 1st/2nd/3rd tardy
      • Warning and log in Skyward; teacher has a conversation with the student to find out why he/she continues to be late
    • 4th tardy
      • Teacher calls home and has another conversation with the student
    • 5 or more tardies
      • Teacher assigns time for time (either before or after school or lunch).  Teacher will work with the student to ensure he/she makes up for the missed time in class, understands the material covered, and has all assignments completed for that class.

    *If a student does not show up for their scheduled time for time, an email will be sent to the principal and further consequences will be taken.

    (Tardies are counted separately for each class and are for an entire semester.)

    • An attempt should be made to make-up work within 5 (five) days after returning to school.
    • Requesting make-up work is the responsibility of the student.
    • All students participating in a field trip must have all current teachers sign-off on their participation. Students with failing grades or multiple absences may be denied permission to go on a field trip. 
  • Ten (10) consecutive or fifteen (15) total unexcused absences during any term renders a student ineligible to retain a driver's permit or license, or to obtain such if of age. (Additional information regarding denial of a motor vehicle license or permit is located on pages 47-48.)

    Attendance requirements also pertain to any student 18 years of age or older. The Attendance Supervisor shall be responsible for notifying, in writing, the Director of Schools and the parents of the student of any action taken by the school.

  • Students who have an A average can be exempt from final exams.  Students who have a B or C average and miss no more than 3 days per class can be exempt from final exams. (Students who qualify for exemption may choose to take the final exam if they wish to improve their grade.  Exam grade will only be added if it helps the overall grade).  Students must still take any state mandated tests in accordance with TN State Law.

  • All students who need to be checked out of school for any reason must bring a note from their parent or guardian to the attendance kiosk in the lobby before 8:15 a.m. This includes students who are 18 years or older. The note must include the student’s name, reason for checking out, parent’s signature, and a phone number where that parent can be reached during the day for verification. Each note is subject to verification by the attendance supervisor. Students may not be checked out by phone unless approved by an administrator. Any person who is not on the student's approved check-out list will not be allowed to take that student from school. Students may not check out after 3:15.

    When classes begin, all notes will be processed. At the appropriate time, students checking out will be notified by the office.

    If a student becomes ill during the day, the student will be sent to the clinic, and a parent will be notified to come and pick up his/her child if check-out is necessary.

    Note: Any student who has a credit recovery course will not be allowed to have late arrival or early dismissal until the completion of their credit.

  • Church trips are considered excused absences under the following conditions:

    • A list of students attending the church function must be submitted on church letterhead to the office no later than three (3) days prior to the event. This should be signed by the minister in charge of the event.
    • All work must be made up by the students under normal absence policy.
    • The trip is excused only for the proper allotment of time. For example, if an event begins in Nashville at 5:00 p.m. CST, the student would be excused from school at 12:00 noon EST. This allows ample time for travel and food before the event. Students should pack for the trip on their own time.

    Regular check-out procedures should be followed. A note from a parent should be sent to the school giving permission for the student to participate in the church event.

  • We believe that students of high-school age expect to be treated like young adults. In return, we expect them to act accordingly. The following are some expectations for student conduct. Due to the severity of the offenses, the “substance abuse”, “weapons”, and “assault” policies are described in a separate section. Please read these sections carefully. Ask any questions you may have regarding these rules and policies to ensure your understanding.

    1. Students should willingly comply with any reasonable request of any faculty or staff member.
    2. Students should be respectful toward faculty and staff members and each other.
    3. Students should be in their assigned classes during school and not in halls.
    4. Student couples are expected to refrain from public displays of affection.
    5. Leaving campus is strictly prohibited. No student is permitted to leave campus once they arrive, regardless of the time, without checking out through the office. Students may not leave the building without admin permission.
    6. Visitors to our school should be kept to a minimum and only invited for specific reasons. All visitors are required to check in through the office and receive a visitor’s pass. Students are not allowed to have visitors during lunch. Students cannot have food delivered to school.
    7. Students that are truant from class will be subject to the tiered attendance policy.
    8. There will be no drinks or food allowed in the classrooms without teacher approval. Drinks will be allowed in the commons area, halls, and outside the building.
    9. All students should be out of the building by 3:45 or in a designated dismissal area unless supervised by a teacher for school related activities (tutoring, clubs, etc.). All students should be off campus by 4:30 unless participating in a supervised school activity.
  • It is the intent of the administration of Lenoir City High School to provide a safe and appropriate environment for all of our students. With that in mind, we are faced with implementing a dress code that facilitates both safety and a positive appearance for everyone. Apparel or appearance, which tends to draw attention to an individual and away from a learning situation, must be avoided. In order to aid in understanding, homeroom time will be allotted to explain the dress code and to allow for discussion and questions. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter.

    The following is intended to be guidelines for selecting daily wear at school:

    1. Certain accessories (including, but not limited to, sunglasses, bandanas, spiked collars or chains) may not be worn. Hoodies are not to be worn with the hood up over the head while in the building.  
    2. Shirts that fall off the shoulders may not be worn.
    3. Pants must be worn in such a way as not to expose undergarments. Oversized pants, sagging pants, or pants with excessive holes above the knees will not be allowed.
    4. Neckline, and the length of shirts or blouses must not allow excessive exposure.
    5. Shorts, dresses, and skirts must not allow excessive exposure.  This will be determined by the administration.
    6. Hairstyles that are determined by the administration to be distracting to the learning environment will not be permitted.
    7. Shoes must be worn in such a way as to demonstrate they are secured to the feet while walking. No house shoes may be worn.

     

    Note 1 - No obscene or profane language or graphics will be permitted on any clothing, purses, backpacks, jewelry, or other personal items. In addition, references and images relating to drugs, alcohol, gangs, racial issues, sexually suggestive content, or the objectification of women will not be permitted.

    Note 2 - Any trend that becomes detrimental to the learning process will be addressed when necessary and may cause changes, in part or all of the dress code.

    Note 3 - Lenoir City Schools dress code is supported by School Board Policy.

    Note 4 - Bringing blankets to school is prohibited.

  • Students should obey all cafeteria regulations. Food is restricted to the cafeteria, commons, or library. Plastic trays should not be taken out of the cafeteria and should be returned to the disposal window when finished eating. If these areas are not maintained in an appropriate manner, food will be restricted to the cafeteria, and vending machines will be disconnected. No student is permitted to leave campus during lunch. Students cannot have food delivered to school. Due to state regulations, students are not allowed to charge food items. They can deposit money in their accounts at any time. Any student caught stealing from the cafeteria could be subject to prosecution.  All students will eat in the cafeteria.  AIP Students may eat in the Library but must report directly thereafter purchasing their lunch and must show their AIP cards. Any student found in a non-permitted area (F-Wing Hall/Ramp, Stairways, Hallways, Courtyard, etc.) will be assigned lunch detention. Lunch detentions will be served in the in-school suspension room. Multiple offenses will result in further disciplinary action. Students will be dismissed by bell to return to class.

  • Drink and snack machines are placed throughout the building. These machines will remain on campus as long as students are responsible in seeing that cans, plastic bottles, and snack wrappers end up in the proper trash disposal/recycle bin. The administration will not continue to provide this service if the student body fails in its responsibility to keep the building and campus clean. Students leaving their trays on the cafeteria tables, or throwing trash in the halls and school grounds, will be disciplined according to the LCHS comprehensive discipline plan. Repeat offenders may face more serious consequences.

  • All visitors must provide a valid ID upon entry to the Main school building or CTE building. Visitors will not be allowed to enter the school building during transition times as students are moving from class to class. Please see the daily schedule for these times. Students cannot have food delivered to the school by visitors.

  • Students are responsible for the proper care of all books, supplies, and furniture supplied by the school. Students who disfigure or vandalize school property, or the property of others, will be required to either pay for the damage or replace the item. If you damage something by accident, you should report it to a teacher or the office immediately. Failure to pay for damages within an agreed upon time period could result in suspension and/or being unable to walk at graduation.

    Under no circumstances should a student misuse or tamper with the fire protection system, 911, security cameras, or any other mechanical devices which are part of the building. These devices and systems are installed for your protection. In some cases, these devices are protected against misuse by law. Tampering with any such devices could result in a juvenile petition being issued.

  • Textbooks are loaned to students. However, the students are responsible for the care of these books. Students must pay for the loss of, or damage to, textbooks that are assigned to them. This also applies to library books checked out by students.

  • Any student that threatens or assaults, in any manner, any person involved with Lenoir City High School will be subject to severe disciplinary action. Refer to the “Zero Tolerance” section on pages 44-46. Students should report any such behavior to the assistant principal or principal as soon as possible. Prompt action will be taken.

    Do not let any student push you around, hit you, or threaten you. The principals are here to protect all students from physical or psychological harm. If you need help, talk to them. Fighting, or the use of physical force to settle a disagreement, is prohibited on school grounds. This is considered a serious disciplinary problem and is treated as such.

    Parents will receive written notification that their child has the right to transfer to another school if they are the victim of a violent crime at school.

    Students involved in a physical altercation may be issued a suspension, juvenile citation, and/or a juvenile petition.

  • Assuring confidentiality and security for all the students at Lenoir City High School is of the utmost importance. This extends to their records, both on paper and on the computer. For this reason, any student found to be tampering with, or accessing records in any way, will be dealt with severely. This includes attempting to gain access to files without permission. Consequences will be dealt with by the administration on a case-by-case basis.

  • If a student wants or needs a locker, see Ms Loan.

  • School administrators reserve the right to inspect lockers, automobiles, and personal effects on the premises. This is in accordance with the Tennessee State Law.

  • Students who find lost articles are asked to take them to the office where they can be claimed by the owner. These articles will be kept in the office until the end of each month. If an item is not claimed by the end of the month, it will be donated to a local charity.

    Physical education teachers will provide a place for students to keep valuables. Students should not keep valuables in their lockers. It is highly recommended that you not make a practice of bringing valuable personal items to school which are not required for any of your classes. It is also a good practice to keep your lockers locked and keep your combination private. While you are a student with us, this should be your private space.

    NOTE: For the protection of our student body, all lockers are subject to search if reasonable suspicion exists.

  • Cell Phones

    1. Students are not permitted to use cell phones or earbuds/headphones during instructional time unless otherwise directed by the teacher in their class. This permission will be granted on an as needed basis with due regard to explicit use of the technology for instruction and adequate supervision by the instructor. (Instructional time is considered, for these purposes, to be bell to bell during the academic periods of the day, including activity period, whether the student is in the classroom or in other areas of the building).
    2. Students are allowed to use their cell phones/earbuds or headphones for reasonable and appropriate purposes during all non-instructional times during the school day (lunch, class changes, before 8:15 and after 3:30).
    3. The taking of photos or the recording of videos, whether by cell phone or any other such capable device in places where privacy is a reasonable expectation, is strictly prohibited. An incident of this nature could result in a sexual harassment violation and disciplinary action by the school.
    4. Using cell phones to record altercations on school grounds or at school events is prohibited. In such cases, phones may be confiscated and used for evidence with the possibility of discipline imposed under the statute of provoking and/or inciting a fight.
    5. Under teacher direction, cell phones may be placed on the student’s desk or other area specified by the teacher, in the “off” or “quiet” mode at the beginning of the class.
    6. The taking of photos or the recording of videos of teachers in the classroom is strictly prohibited.
    7. Use of external speakers is prohibited.

     

    Consequences for Cell Phone/Earbuds and headphones Policy Violations

    1. Violation of the above policy will result in the student’s cell phone being confiscated for three days. Students may choose to have their cell phone returned before the end of the three days by paying a five dollar (cash only) fine at the end of the school day in the main office.
  • Driving an automobile to school is a privilege, not a right. In order to earn and maintain this privilege, students must comply with the following rules.

    1. AIP students will park in assigned AIP Gold Star spaces.  Freshmen will not be allowed to purchase a parking permit.
    2. All numbered staff parking places and designated cafeteria parking spaces are off limits to students.
    3. No student will be allowed to park in bus lanes or in designated “No Parking” areas (including handicap spaces and row ends).
    4. All students must lock and leave their vehicles as soon as they arrive at school.  Students may not congregate in the parking lots before or after school.
    5. Students are not permitted back in their vehicles, or in the parking lots, until they are dismissed to leave school.  Students must obtain permission from an administrator to go to their vehicles during the school day.
    6. Speeding or careless driving on campus, or on streets bordering the school, is prohibited.  The speed limit on school grounds is 10 mph. Anything considered “reckless driving” could result in loss of driving privileges.  
    7. Compliance of all traffic regulations is required.
    8. All vehicles on school property are subject to be searched at any time.
    9. The school is not responsible for any damage or theft to cars parked on campus.
    10. Students must buy a $20 parking permit from the office.  Permits must be displayed on the rearview mirror in clear view from the front of the vehicle.  Lost permits may be replaced for a $5 fee.  Permits sold second semester are $10. Permits sold after the second grading period of the second semester are $5.
    11. Parking permits may not be transferred from one student to another.
    12. The Academic Incentive Program (AIP) awards reserved parking spaces for Gold card holders.  Each semester new parking passes will be given out through the office.  Passes must be displayed on your rearview mirror.
    13. Students cannot move vehicles during school hours.
    14. If you're driving a different car, you must transfer your tag.  If that is not possible, see the CTE secretary in the CTE building for a temporary tag.
    15. The School Resource Officer (SRO) will monitor the parking lot on a regular basis.
    16. Students parked in handicapped spaces will receive a ticket from Lenoir City Police Department.

     

    Student drivers violating any of the above rules will be subject to the following consequences:

    • 1st offense
      • Conference with administrator
    • 2nd offense
      • Conference with administrator, 1 day of ISS, parents are contacted
    • 3rd offense
      • Conference with administrator, 2 days of ISS, parents are contacted
    • 4th offense
      • Will result in loss of driving privileges for the remainder of the year.
  • Several school rule infractions are directly related to driving privileges. Therefore, students will lose these privileges for the following violations:

    • Leaving campus 
    • Restricted area - parking lot (4th offense)
    • Reckless driving (determined on a case-by-case basis)
      • Driving privileges will be lost for 4 1/2 weeks for any of the offenses listed directly above. An additional referral beyond these offenses will result in loss of privileges for 9 weeks. Referrals incurred after this level will result in the loss of driving privileges for the remainder of the school year.
      • A parent/guardian must sign the student in with the front office when driving privileges have been revoked.
      • Refunds for parking permits will not be given when driving privileges have been revoked.
      • Students involved in more serious driving violations will be dealt with case by case. The administration and LCHS SRO will make the final determination involving student driving privileges on campus or state law violations.
  • Students wishing to obtain a 1010 Form must submit a request through the school website under the Students-Counseling tab. 1010 Forms are based on the previous semester attendance and can be picked up on Wednesdays in the Front Office. Please see the school registrar if you have any questions.

  • The bus is an extension of school activity: therefore, students shall conduct themselves on the bus in a manner consistent with the established standards for safety and classroom behavior.

    Students are under the supervision and control of the bus driver while on his/her bus and all reasonable directions given by him/her shall be followed. A driver may remove a student in the event that the driver finds it necessary for the safety of the other student passengers or the driver, provided that the driver secures the safety of the ejected student for the uncompleted trip. A driver shall report to school authorities as soon as possible, but no later than the end of the route, any student refusing to obey the driver or exiting the bus without the driver's permission at a point other than the student's destination for that trip.

    The principal of the student transported shall be informed by the bus driver of any serious discipline problem and may be called upon to assist if necessary. A student may be denied the privilege of riding the bus if the principal

    determines that his/her behavior is such as to cause disruption on the bus, or if he/she disobeys state or local rules and regulations pertaining to student transportation.

    The suspension of a student from riding the school bus shall follow the same procedures as for any other school suspension.

    No student shall be allowed to exit the bus at any point between the pick-up point and school. Any student wishing to ride a bus other than his/her designated bus must have written permission in order to receive a BUS PASS authorized by the principal or his/her designee of the school that the student attends. The student must present the BUS PASS to the bus driver when boarding the school bus.

    Bus Pass Procedure

    Students riding a different bus to a family member's house must provide a note signed by a parent or guardian stating the reason the student will be riding to another location and the address.  Pending a discussion with parents if needed, student may pick up their bus passes at 3:30

    • *Note that due to overcrowding on the buses, students will not be allowed to ride to a friend’s house

    Use of Video Cameras (See LCS Board Policy 6.308)

    Video cameras may be used to monitor student behavior on school vehicles transporting students to and from school or extracurricular activities. Video surveillance shall be used only to promote the order, safety and security of students, staff and property.

    The following rules are guidelines for riding a school bus:

    • Do not stand in the roadway while waiting for the bus. 
    • Remain seated at all times while the bus is moving. 
    • Keep arms and heads inside windows.
    • Cross street directly in front of the bus, wait for the driver's signal before crossing. 
    • Do not talk to the driver except when necessary.
    • Use classroom conduct, talking quietly will be allowed. ● Obey bus driver at all times.
    • The driver has the right to assign students to a particular seat, if necessary to promote order on the bus.
    • No eating, drinking or smoking on the bus.
    • Be at your bus stop on time. The bus cannot wait for a late student.
  • Any student who arrives at school prior to 7:30 am MUST report to the Cafeteria. At 7:30 students may remain in the cafeteria or report to the auditorium.  All other areas of the building are off limits unless accompanied by a faculty member. Students MAY NOT congregate in the F-Wing Hall/Ramp, Courtyard, Hallways, Stairways, Front Lobby, Library, etc.

  • Students shall not use, or have in their possession, tobacco products, in any form, on school premises. This policy includes school buses traveling to or from school, or any school-sponsored activity, (whether on or off campus before, during or after school hours or whether practicing or participating).

    "Tobacco products" shall mean any cigarette, electronic cigarette, cigar, pipe tobacco, chewing tobacco, snuff, or other product of the tobacco plant.

    "To use" shall mean any holding of a lighted cigar, cigarette, electronic cigarette, or pipe, any inhaling of the smoke thereof, or any chewing, dipping or spitting of any chewing tobacco, snuff or other product of the tobacco plant.

    "To have in their possession" shall mean bringing on campus, carrying on any school bus, or while practicing for or participating in any school-sponsored activity (whether on or off campus before, during, or after school hours) any cigar, cigarette, electronic cigarette, pipe tobacco, chewing tobacco, snuff or other products of the tobacco plant.

    Beginning January 1, 1993, all school buildings and school buses have been designated smoke free. The use of tobacco in any form is prohibited at all times in school buildings and on school buses. Employees may not use tobacco in any form while directing school activities, nor may students use tobacco in any form while participating in student activities, even though they may be held after school hours. This extends to field trips and athletic events at locations away from school.

    Violations of this policy shall be punished by the school administration within guidelines as defined in the Youth Access to Tobacco Act T.C.A. 39-17-1504.

    Disciplinary Actions:

    • 1st offense
      • Tobacco items and related paraphernalia will be confiscated and the student will be assigned one day of ISS and will be required to complete an online smoking intervention course.
    • 2nd offense
      • Tobacco items and related paraphernalia will be confiscated and the student will be assigned two days of ISS and will be required to complete a smoking intervention course after school with an instructor (this will be multiple days after school until completed).
    • 3rd offense or more
      • Tobacco items and related paraphernalia will be confiscated, the student will serve three days ISS and be issued a juvenile petition.
  • It is against the law to possess or discharge fireworks of any kind on or around the school campus. Students will be suspended for five (5) days and taken to the Justice Center for prosecution if it is determined that they were involved in an incident wherein fireworks were involved.

  • (See LCS Board Policy 6.309)

    Zero tolerance offenses will be dealt with based upon school board policy. Lenoir City Board of Education policy 6.309 identifies the following offenses as zero tolerance:

    1. Bringing to school or being in unauthorized possession of a firearm on school property;
    2. Unlawful possession of any drug, including any controlled substance, controlled substance analog, or legend drug on school grounds or at a school-sponsored event;
    3. Aggravated assault; 
    4. Assault that results in bodily injury upon any teacher, principal, administrator, any other employee of the school, or school resource officer.

    Committing any of these offenses shall result in a student being expelled from the regular school program for at least one (1) calendar year unless modified by the Director of Schools.  Modification of the length of time shall be granted on a case-by-case basis. Students that commit zero tolerance offenses may be assigned to an alternative school or program at the discretion of the Director of Schools.  

    When it is determined that a student has violated this policy, the principal shall notify the student’s parent(s)/guardian(s) and the criminal justice or juvenile delinquency system as required by law.

    In order to ensure a safe and secure learning environment, the following offenses will not be tolerated:


    Weapons & Dangerous Instruments
    (See LCS Board Policy 6.309)

    Students shall not possess, handle, transmit, use or attempt to use any dangerous weapon in school buildings or on school grounds at any time, or in school vehicles and/or buses or off the school grounds at a school sponsored activity, function or event.

    Dangerous weapons for the purposes of this policy shall include, but are not limited to a firearm or anything manifestly designed, made or adapted for the purpose of inflicting death or serious bodily injury or anything that in the manner of its use or intended use is capable of causing death or serious bodily injury.

    Violators of this section shall be subject to suspension and or expulsion from school.

    Any student having in his/her possession on school property, any lethal weapon, such as guns, switchblade knives, knuckles, billy clubs, or any device designed to inflict injury on another person shall be suspended from school and turned over to the proper authorities. (State law prescribes a maximum penalty of five (5) years imprisonment and a fine not to exceed $2,500 for carrying a weapon on school property.) This is considered a “zero tolerance” infraction.


    Firearms
    (as defined in 18 U.S.C. § 921) (See LCS Board Policy 6.309)

    In accordance with state law, any student who brings or possesses a firearm on school property shall be expelled for a period of not less than one (1) calendar year. The director of schools shall have the authority to modify this expulsion requirement on a case-by-case basis.


    Drugs and Alcohol
    (See LCS Board Policy 6.309)

    In accordance with state law, any student who unlawfully possesses, or is under the influence of, any drug, including any controlled substance, legend drug, or alcohol shall be expelled for a period of not less than one (1) calendar year. The director of schools shall have the authority to modify this expulsion requirement on a case-by-case basis.


    Assault
    (See LCS Board Policy 6.309)

    In accordance with state law, any student who commits assault/battery upon any teacher, principal administrator, student, or any other employee of the school or school resource officer shall be expelled for 

    a period of not less than one (1) calendar year. The director of schools shall have the authority to modify this expulsion requirement on a case-by-case basis.


    Electronic Threats
    (See LCS Board Policy 6.309)

    In accordance with state law, any student who transmits by an electronic device any communication containing a credible threat to cause bodily injury or death to another student or school employee and the transmission of such threat creates actual disruptive activity at the school that requires administrative intervention shall be expelled for a period of not less than one (1) calendar year. The director of schools shall have the authority to modify this expulsion requirement on a case-by-case basis.


    Notification
    (See LCS Board Policy 6.309)

    When it is determined that a student has violated this policy, the principal of the school shall notify the student’s parent or guardian and the criminal justice or juvenile delinquency system as required by law.

  • The Board of Education considers substance abuse to be conduct prejudicial to good order and discipline. This policy is based on the convictions that school should be an alcohol and drug-free environment and is written with the health and safety of students in mind. Therefore, violations of the Chemical Abuse Policy incur simultaneous disciplinary actions and referral to the student assistance program.

    The following actions involving any substances or paraphernalia listed under the "Alcohol and Drugs" section of the zero tolerance policy (see above) will incur consequences:

    • Attempting to secure or purchase.
    • Intending or attempting to sell or distribute.
    • Being knowingly present when used, possessed, or consumed.
       

    In addition, the possession or distribution of supplements and herbals will incur consequences.

  • Students may carry cough drops and over-the-counter medications (i.e. Tylenol, Midol) in the original container. The container must be clearly labeled. Students may carry their asthma inhaler with them, but only if they have a signed contract on file in the clinic. Students may NOT distribute to, or receive from others, over-the-counter medication. All prescription drugs must be taken to the clinic at the beginning of the day.

  • The clinic is located on the second floor of the main building, across from room # 216. To receive over-the-counter medication (i.e. Tylenol, Tums), you must have a signed consent (blue) form on file in the clinic.

  • Students are subject to being drug tested when reasonable suspicion exists that a student is under the influence or has used a controlled substance.  A parent will be contacted for consent to this testing.

  • Several infractions and their related consequences have already been outlined in this handbook. Others may not be addressed specifically but will be covered within the "School Rules and Regulations" section on pages 35-39 and may have consequences consistent with the Comprehensive Discipline Plan at LCHS.

    This plan outlines the typical sequence of actions that might occur if a student receives several office referrals for the same type of offense. Although this sequence is normally followed for some offenses, other infractions are considered "more severe", and the disciplinary action will follow a different pathway, possibly skipping some levels. Discipline offenses that are judged to be a serious disruption to the learned environment, or pose a threat to the well-being of students or staff members, will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.

    The following sections outline the Comprehensive Discipline Plan at LCHS and explain several programs that are associated with this plan. The information is provided for the benefit of the student and his/her parent/guardian. It is not the administration's policy to use negative tactics when dealing with any student. However, we do feel that an understanding of the disciplinary actions taken at Lenoir City High School will benefit you in your efforts to be successful.

    Possible Consequences for Disciplinary Infractions: (inappropriate behavior)

    • Conference with administrator 
    • 1 hour detention
    • In-school suspension
    • Out of school suspension
    • Behavior Contract
    • Possible juvenile citation/petition
    • Possible placement in alternative school 
       

    Detention Hall (D-Hall) - Detention hall will be used for minor offenses only. D-Hall may be assigned in one hour increments. D-Halls are held on and Thursday afternoons from 3:40 - 4:40 pm in the library.

    Detention may be assigned by a principal for any inappropriate behavior. Students will be given at least a one-day notice to arrange for transportation.

    The conduct rules for Detention Hall are as follows:

    1. Students must serve full time; late admittance must be approved by admin.
    2. Students must bring study materials.
    3. Behavior problems will not be tolerated. Those students will be dismissed and reported to the office.
    4. Students may not sleep or talk in the room and may leave only in an emergency.
    5. Students who fail to attend by the assigned due date are subject to more severe punishment. 
    6. Only the assistant principal or principal may make any changes to assigned days.
    7. Students are responsible for their own transportation.

     

    In-School Suspension (ISS) - Students with certain repeat offenses/behaviors, or with referrals that warrant immediate placement into in-school suspension (ISS), will be punished with assignment to (ISS).

    Rules for ISS are the same as D-Hall except for #7, which should be omitted.

    Out-of-School Suspension (OSS) - Serious school violations result in students receiving out-of-school suspensions (OSS). These violations could be related to students who continue to commit related and/or serious infractions and/or who refuse to follow a school rule/reasonable request. It is the belief of the administration and faculty that if a situation can be remedied in any other format, suspension will be avoided.

    Juvenile Petitions - To be used for fighting, zero tolerance offenses, continuous patterns of inappropriate behavior, and other situations deemed appropriate by the administration, and/or SRO.

    If a student has been suspended, he/she along with a parent or guardian must meet with an administrator (or discuss the issue with the appropriate administrator by phone) for the student to be readmitted into school. This will ensure that both the parents and student are aware of the consequences of any further policy violations.

  • In accordance with Tennessee Code Annotated (TCA) 49-6-3017, the following information pertains to denial of a motor vehicle license or permit in the state of Tennessee.

    49-6-3017. Minors withdrawn from secondary school--Denial of motor vehicle license or permit.

    1. For purpose of this section:
      1. Suspension or expulsion from school or confinement in a correctional institution is not a "circumstance beyond the control of the person";
      2. “Satisfactory academic progress” means making a passing grade in at least three (3) full unit subjects or their equivalency at the conclusion of any grading period: and
      3. "Withdrawal" means more than (10) consecutive or fifteen (15) days total unexcused absences during a single semester.
         
    2. In accordance with Title 55, chapter 50, the Department of Safety shall deny a license or instruction permit for the operation of a motor vehicle to any person under eighteen (18) years of age who does not at the time of application for a driver license present a diploma or other certificate of graduation issued to the person from secondary high school of this state or any other state, or documentation that the person is:
      1. Enrolled and making satisfactory progress in a course leading to a general educational development certificate (GED) from a state-approved institution or organization, or has obtained a GED;
      2. Enrolled and making satisfactory academic progress in a secondary school of this state or any other state; or
      3. Excused from such requirements due to circumstances beyond the applicant's control.
         
    3. The attendance teacher or director of schools shall provide documentation of enrollment status on a form approved by the Department of Education to any student fifteen (15) years of age or older upon request, who is properly enrolled in a school under the jurisdiction of the official for presentation to the department of safety on application for or reinstatement of an instruction permit or license to operate a motor vehicle. Whenever a student fifteen (15) years of age or older withdraws from school, except as provided in subsection (d), the attendance teacher or director of schools shall notify the department of safety of such withdrawal. Within five (5) days of receipt of the notice, the department shall send notice to the licensee that the license will be suspended under title 55, chapter 50, on the thirtieth day following the date the notice was sent, unless documentation of compliance with this section is received by the department before that time. After having withdrawn from school for the first time for the purpose of this section, a student may not be considered as being in compliance with this section until the student returns to school and makes satisfactory academic progress or attains eighteen (18) years of age. For second or subsequent withdrawals, a student shall have all driving privileges suspended until the student attains eighteen (18) years of age. When a student licensed to operate a motor vehicle is enrolled in a secondary school and fails to maintain satisfactory academic progress based on end-of-semester grading, the attendance teacher or director of schools shall follow the procedure set out in this subsection (c) to notify the Department of Safety. A student who fails to maintain satisfactory academic progress based on end-of-semester grading may not be considered as being in compliance with this section until such student makes a passing grade in at least three (3) full unit subjects or their equivalency at the conclusion of any subsequent grading period.
       
    4. Whenever the withdrawal from school of the student, the student's failure to enroll in a course leading to a GED or high school diploma or the student's failure to enroll in a course leading to a GED or high school diploma or the student's failure to maintain satisfactory academic progress based on end of semester grading is beyond the control of the student, or is for the purpose of transfer to another school as confirmed in writing by the student's parent or guardian, no notice shall be sent to the department to suspend the student's motor vehicle driver license. If the student is applying for a license, the attendance teacher or director of schools shall provide the student with documentation to present to the Department of Safety to excuse the student from this section. The school district director of schools, or the appropriate school official of any private secondary school, with the assistance of the attendance teacher and any other staff or school personnel, shall be the sole judge of whether withdrawal or the student's failure to maintain satisfactory academic progress based on end of semester grading is due to circumstances beyond the control of the person.
       
    5. A copy of the notice sent to the Department of Safety by the attendance teacher or the director of schools upon failure of a student to maintain satisfactory academic progress shall also be mailed to that student's parents or guardian.
       
    6. Notwithstanding any provision of this section to the contrary, any student under eighteen (18) years of age enrolled in a course leading to a GED who has more than ten (10) consecutive or fifteen (15) days total unexcused absences in a semester shall not be considered as making satisfactory academic progress and the student's motor vehicle driver license shall be suspended; or if the student does not have a motor vehicle driver license, the student shall be ineligible to obtain a motor vehicle driver license until the student reaches eighteen (18) years of age. The attendance teacher, director of schools or director of a GED program shall notify the Department of Safety whenever any student under eighteen (18) years of age enrolled in a course leading to a GED has more than Ten (10) consecutive or fifteen (15) days total unexcused absences in a semester.
       
    7. By September 1 of each year, the Department of Safety shall report to the education committee of the House of Representatives the number of students whose driver licenses were suspended in accordance with this section and Title 55, chapter 50 during the school year immediately preceding the report date.  The Department of Safety shall also report the number of students whose licenses were reinstated during such school year after such students had their licenses suspended and the total number of licenses granted to students during the school year.
       

    (Acts 1990, ch. 819,* 1; 1994, ch. 860,* 1; 1995, ch. 156,* 1; 1996 ch. 763, ** 1,2, 6-8; 2000, ch. 878,* 1; 2001, ch. 235, * 1.)

  • The school or school district may feature my child in local broadcast and print media, on the school or school district website, and in district publications and programs:

    If you do NOT want your child’s image to be used in broadcast or print media, please provide written notification to the principal by August 11, 2024.

  • Lenoir City Schools uses a mass notification system to alert parents by phone call, text message or email in the event of emergency situations, school closings, unexcused absences, cafeteria balances and other information deemed important by the school and district administration.

    If you would like to have your contact information removed from this notification service you must submit in writing a request to your school’s administration asking for specific phone numbers and email addresses to be removed.

    Emergency Actions 

    • Lockdown:
      • Students in the hallway should be secured in the nearest classroom.
      • Move to an area of the room that is not visible from the door or window as much as possible. ● Remain quiet and still.
      • Do not open the door for anyone.
      • Listen for further instructions.
    • Evacuation of Building:
      • If you are not in your classroom when the evacuation occurs, get with the nearest class and exit the building with them. Let the teacher know what class you are normally in.
      • Exit the building through the designated doors.
      • Stay with your class and follow the evacuation route to the football stadium. Students will sit in the stadium until directed to find their class on the field.
      • Once you find your class on the field, roll will be checked, and you will remain with your class for further instructions.
    • Severe Weather:
      • Proceed to the designated shelter area
      • Be in a crouched position facing the wall.
      • Listen for further instructions.

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  • This is a fluid document that will change as teachers encounter technology that meets their classroom needs.  Some products will be discontinued for newer products that are more effective.  Here is a working list of technology apps and products that students will be using throughout their time at Lenoir City High School:

    Adobe Suite

    FlipGrid

    PBS Kids

    Tinkercad

    Autodesk

    Follett/Destiny Lib

    Pearson Successnet

    Twitter

    Book Creator

    Formative

    Piktochart

    Weebly/Wix

    Breakout Edu

    Goodreads

    Pixlr

    WeVideo

    Canva

    Google 2.0 products

    Powerpoint (Microsoft products)

    Wikipedia

    Canvas

    Grammerly

    Powtoon

    YouTube

    Gale Cengage 

    Green Screen Do Ink 

    Prezi

    multisim.com

    Class Dojo

    iMovie

    Quizziz

    plcfiddle.com

    Classlink

    iPad

    Quizlet

    Go Formative

    Code.org

    iReady products

    Reading Plus

    Delta Math

    CommonLit

    IXL products

    Reflex Math

    Mastery Connect

    Common Sense 

    Kahoot!

    Remind

    Storyboard That

    Desmos

    Kami

    Screencastify

    DBQ

    Discovery Ed

    Kahn Academy

    Seesaw

    phet.colorado.edu

    Dropbox

    LearnZillion

    Socrative

    physicsclassroom.com

    Duolingo

    Moodle

    Storybird

    connected.mcgraw-hill.com

    Easy Bib

    Naviance

    Survey Monkey

    codap.concord.org

    Edgenuity

    Nearpod

    Symbaloo

    ptable.com

    Edmodo

    Newsela

    TedEd

    education.jlab.org

    Edpuzzle

    OverDrive (Sora)

    ThingLink

    Varsity Tutors

    Padlet

    CollegeBoard AP 

    Vocabulary.com

     

     

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