ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF ELECTRONIC RECEIPT OF THE 2017-2018
STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT (COMPLETE AND RETURN TO THE SCHOOL)


This year, the District is making its Student Code of Conduct & Discipline Handbook (the Handbook) available online and via email. A copy is available on the District website. If you would like a paper copy of the Handbook, pick one up in the school's front office, or have your student pick one up from the front office. Please complete and return this form to Acknowledge Receipt of the electronic version of the 2017-2018 Handbook.

CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS
After reviewing the list of Clubs/Organizations at my student’s school (available from the school website or from the school office), I decline permission for my child (under the age of 18) to participate in the following school club(s) which is defined as clubs and organizations that are directly under the sponsorship, direction, and control of the school):


I understand that I should discuss this prohibition with my child to ensure compliance. I understand that more information regarding student organizations may be found at the school or in Policies JHC, Student Organizations and JH, Student Activities.

PUBLICITY RELEASE
Throughout the school year the Fulton County School District (District) and local schools will conduct activities that may be publicized through local or national news media.

I grant permission for the Fulton County School District to use or publicly display me/my child’s photograph, video, audio clip, name, age, grade, school and school activities or achievements on the District’s Web site(s), individual school Web pages, District or school social media (such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or similar), or in other official District publications without further notice for any purpose deemed acceptable to the District. I acknowledge the District’s right to crop, edit, or treat the photograph, video, or audio clip of me/my child at its discretion. I also agree that my child/I will participate in any publicity activities for events sponsored by the District. Such activities may include but are not limited to: interview sessions with third party (non-District) news reporters; photographs for third party (non-District) newspapers or various District publications including newsletters, calendars, and brochures; videotaping for local and national television newscasts, cable programming, and School District promotional videos. I understand that although the District makes efforts to only engage student in positive media activities, the District has no control over how third party media use information from me/my child.

This permission is effective as long as I/my child attends his/her/my current school or until I give further notice to his/her/my Assistant Principal in writing.

RECEIPT ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

We have received the Student Code of Conduct & Discipline Handbook and all included documents, and understand that we are responsible for reading and understanding this information. Parents are responsible for ensuring their student(s) understand this information.

We also understand that this Student Code of Conduct & Discipline Handbook contains rules that students are expected to follow, including but not limited to, rules that must be followed at school, on school grounds; off school grounds at a school activity, function or event, going to and from school or other transportation provided by the District, at school bus stops; while in any vehicle used in connection with a school function or activity, or while using the school technology resources.

We also understand that this Student Code of Conduct & Discipline Handbook contains information about possible legal consequences if a child does not attend school as required by Georgia law in § 20-2-690.1. If a child has more than five (5) unexcused absences, parents, guardians, or other persons who have control or charge of a child are subject to fines, imprisonment, community service or any combination of these penalties . Absences that are excused are listed in Policy JBD and may be accessed at www.fultonschools.org and/or at the local school.

We understand that this handbook contains information about opting out of the Georgia Department of Education's Georgia Student Health Survey II (GSHS II) and that if we do not “opt out” our child from survey participation, he/she could be selected to complete a survey on or after October 2.

We also understand that in addition to school-based discipline of students, student misconduct may be reported to appropriate law enforcement authorities. The School District encourages parents/guardians to inform their children of the consequences, including potential criminal penalties, of underage sexual conduct and crimes for which a minor can be tried as an adult.

We understand that all volunteers who work with children in the state of Georgia are required by law to report suspected child abuse as required by Georgia law in O.C.G.A. 19-7-5.

Anyone requiring an additional copy of the handbook should contact their local school administrator or review a copy on the District’s website (Code of Conduct (English) click here) .

If I/We have any questions about the information in the handbook, I/We will ask a school administrator to discuss those questions. Failure to sign and return this form does not relieve me/us or my/our child(ren) from complying with and understanding the information enclosed in the Student Code of Conduct & Discipline Handbook .











If there are more than three students in your household, please revisit this page to complete an additional form for the remaining students.