Parent Handbook & Code of Conduct

Welcome to EVCS! Creating a positive and safe learning environment is a critical factor in student and school success—a responsibility shared by students, parents, staff and administration. Please visit evcsbuffalo.org/welcome for a quick and handy resource guide for parents and families.

Welcome, EVCS Families

Welcome to Elmwood Village Charter Schools and all of the possibilities that a new school year holds. It is our sincerest hope that every member of our EVCS family feels a sense of belonging, significance, and fun in our close-knit school community. There are many opportunities to become involved at EVCS, and  we invite you to join your campus parent-teacher organization, called the Community Association, or CA. Your involvement and participation enriches school life for all students, and helps us form strong bonds with one another. Thank you for partnering with us to provide your child with the very best educational experience. Please visit evcsbuffalo.org/welcome for a quick and handy resource guide for parents and families.

Action Items – Please sign and return by September 9, 2020:

Please review the EVCS 2020-2021 Code of ConductWe ask that parents, guardians, and students read the Student Code of Conduct, and work together to adhere to its standards. Then, sign and return the 2020-2021 EVCS Code of Conduct Signature Page. Please use the self-addressed, stamped envelope (included in the Welcome Packet we mailed). Due date: September 9th, 2020.

Please complete the Income Eligibility Form – SY2021 and return it in the self-addressed, stamped envelope we sent. Due date: September 9th, 2020.

Principals’ Welcome Message: 2020-2021 Principals Welcome.

The EVCS Parent Handbook

Parents can download the Elmwood Village Charter Schools Parent Handbook below, which provides you with important information about EVCS’s policies, procedures, and culture.

The EVCS Curriculum Opt-Out Policy

Parents can download the Curriculum Opt Out Policy here.

The EVCS Student Code of Conduct

We ask that parents and students at Elmwood Village Charter Schools read our Student Code of Conduct, and work together to adhere to its standards.

The EVCS Student Dress Code

Students should dress comfortably, modestly, and appropriately for school, in a manner that should not distract themselves or others from instruction.

  • Sneakers may be worn, but for student safety heelys and flip-flops are not permitted.
  • Hats and head coverings are not permitted to be worn in the building unless for religious observance.
  • Students should wear loose fitting clothes and sneakers on days when physical education or dance classes are scheduled.
  • Students are not permitted to wear dangling jewelry on days when they have scheduled physical education and dance classes.

Bullying and Harassment Reporting

Bullying is characterized by an imbalance of power between two students. If two students are equally engaged in an altercation, this is not a bullying situation, but instead considered a “conflict” between the two students. When an imbalance of power is present, it can be seen in small ways over a long period of time or in a large way all at one time.

Examples of a large incident is much easier to see, recognize, and address. The person who is doing the bullying has been vocal and physical to the bullying victim. He/she might threaten the other student with bodily or psychological harm and finds ways to fulfill the threat. The victim has no means of escape or is unable to fight back and is physically or emotionally harmed. Anyone who witnesses such events should report it immediately to administration. The online reporting form can also be used for this purpose.

Examples of bullying over long periods of time are much more difficult to detect and protect the student. It could include name calling, making the student the focus of jokes, cyberbullying, constantly bumping into the student, taking personal belongings of the student, threaten to harm if they tell, etc. In this situation the student victim often is quiet, tries not to make trouble, and feels he/she can handle the problem on their own. The wall of silence is represented by the student not telling any adults, and peers not stopping the bullying or telling an adult. Adults in the area may not even notice the bullying going on.

That is why we have the online reporting form. No one need know you have reported what you have seen or are experiencing. If you are a student, parent, or ANYONE who is aware of someone being bullied (it could be you), click on the link below to let the school know what is going on.

CLICK LINK BELOW TO TAKE YOU TO THE ONLINE REPORTING FORM

Bullying and Harassment Reporting Form

The EVCS Parent Handbook

Parents can download the Elmwood Village Charter Schools Parent Handbook below, which provides you with important information about EVCS’s policies, procedures, and culture.

The EVCS Curriculum Opt-Out Policy

Parents can download the Curriculum Opt Out Policy here.

The EVCS Student Code of Conduct

We ask that parents and students at Elmwood Village Charter Schools read our Student Code of Conduct, and work together to adhere to its standards.

The EVCS Student Dress Code

Students should dress comfortably, modestly, and appropriately for school, in a manner that should not distract themselves or others from instruction.

  • Sneakers may be worn, but for student safety heelys and flip-flops are not permitted.
  • Hats and head coverings are not permitted to be worn in the building unless for religious observance.
  • Students should wear loose fitting clothes and sneakers on days when physical education or dance classes are scheduled.
  • Students are not permitted to wear dangling jewelry on days when they have scheduled physical education and dance classes.

Bullying and Harassment Reporting

Bullying is characterized by an imbalance of power between two students. If two students are equally engaged in an altercation, this is not a bullying situation, but instead considered a “conflict” between the two students. When an imbalance of power is present, it can be seen in small ways over a long period of time or in a large way all at one time.

Examples of a large incident is much easier to see, recognize, and address. The person who is doing the bullying has been vocal and physical to the bullying victim. He/she might threaten the other student with bodily or psychological harm and finds ways to fulfill the threat. The victim has no means of escape or is unable to fight back and is physically or emotionally harmed. Anyone who witnesses such events should report it immediately to administration. The online reporting form can also be used for this purpose.

Examples of bullying over long periods of time are much more difficult to detect and protect the student. It could include name calling, making the student the focus of jokes, cyberbullying, constantly bumping into the student, taking personal belongings of the student, threaten to harm if they tell, etc. In this situation the student victim often is quiet, tries not to make trouble, and feels he/she can handle the problem on their own. The wall of silence is represented by the student not telling any adults, and peers not stopping the bullying or telling an adult. Adults in the area may not even notice the bullying going on.

That is why we have the online reporting form. No one need know you have reported what you have seen or are experiencing. If you are a student, parent, or ANYONE who is aware of someone being bullied (it could be you), click on the link below to let the school know what is going on.

CLICK LINK BELOW TO TAKE YOU TO THE ONLINE REPORTING FORM

Bullying and Harassment Reporting Form

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