Stuckey ADT Parent Manual

Parent/Student Handbook

ADOLESCENT DAY TREATMENT ADT

 

STUCKEY CENTER

 


 

Redford Union Schools

Adolescent Day Treatment

 

Stuckey Center

Redford Union Schools

26000 Fargo

Redford, Mi.  48240

Telephone (313) 242-3900

FAX (313) 242-3905

 

For the ADT website:

Go to the Redford Union website at

www.redfordu.k12.mi.us

Select “STUCKEY CENTER” under the “SCHOOLS” menu

Click on the “Adolescent Day Treatment” link

 

INTRODUCTION

Redford Union Adolescent Day Treatment (ADT) is a social-emotional-educational program offered in a highly structured setting. We offer a cooperative blend of treatment along with the Michigan Merit Curriculum leading to a Michigan Department of Education endorsed diploma. Administered by Redford Union Schools, we accept referrals from the Crestwood, Garden City, Livonia, Northville, Plymouth-Canton, Redford Union, South Redford, and Wayne-Westland Districts.

The ADT program serves adolescents with Emotional Impairments. The program provides individualized educational, behavioral and family support options for each student.

Our Highly Qualified teachers are endorsed to teach students with Emotional Impairments. Each classroom of ten students has an educational assistant to aid in classroom instruction and behavior management. Our students and their families are provided ongoing support and intervention by Master Degree prepared school social workers.

 

MISSION STATEMENT

The staff of Adolescent Day Treatment believes that all students can learn when provided with a safe, supportive environment. Through the collective effort of staff, students, family, community and administrators, we provide an individualized program with a variety of services to aid in the advancement of each student’s social-emotional development and academic achievement. This encourages students to develop into responsible, productive members of society.

 

ABSENCES/TARDIES

Parents/Guardians are expected to call the main office (313-242-3902) by 7:45 a.m. when a student is going to be absent/tardy. If the parent/guardian does not call, the absence will be recorded as UNEXCUSED, and an automated phone call will be generated to the phone number on record.

 

LUNCH

Attendance and lunch count are taken at the beginning of the homeroom period and turned in to the office by 7:45 a.m. If students will be tardy, the parent/guardian should call our office by 7:45 a.m. to place a lunch order.

 

TRANSPORTATION

Students are not allowed to ride any bus other than the one to which they have been assigned by their local district.

Students are expected to ride on their assigned bus or with a parent/guardian.  Any other arrangement requires administrative approval.

 

MEDICATION

Medication refers to both prescription and nonprescription medication.

Medication will not be given to a student unless the Medication Authorization Form is signed by both the parent/guardian and doctor. All medication, including over the counter, must be brought in to school in its original container by the parent/guardian. Students may not bring in medication.

 

BEVERAGES

Only sealed beverage containers may be brought in to school by students. Any beverage container with a broken seal will be confiscated Glass Containers are prohibited.

 

ELECTRONIC DEVICES / CELL PHONES

The use of electronic devices (i.e. ipads, ipods, cell phones, etc.) should not disrupt the educational process and is subject to classroom policy and administrative review. Cell phones must remain off, unless authorized for specific use by school personnel.

Violations will be determined by the Electronic Communication Devices / Cell Phone Policy.  Parents and students will be required to sign this policy upon intake.

 

BACKPACKS/PURSES

As part of our safety and security program, we ask that backpacks not be brought to school. All backpacks/book bags/purses will be searched.  Backpacks and large bags/purses must remain in the student’s homeroom.

 

TEXT BOOK POLICY

Parent/Guardian must sign a form upon student entrance into the program accepting financial responsibility for lost or damaged books.

 

STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT

All students are subject to the Redford Union Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct is available on the Redford Union website.  A paper copy will be made available upon request.

 

STUCKEY CENTER ADT DRESS CODE

The primary objective of the Redford Union School District and the ADT program is to provide a safe and quality educational environment which meets the needs of students of all ages, abilities, and aspirations, enabling them to become independent, life-long learners and contributing members of society. In order to minimize the possible distractions that could impede the learning process, Stuckey Center-ADT has implemented a school wide dress code.

The rationale for the Dress Code is based on the following:

• To increase focus on the learning process.

• To promote good personal hygiene

• To increase school spirit and pride.

• To reduce social distractions that inhibit the learning process; students should focus on learning, especially during school hours.

In sum, the Dress Code is designed to encourage students to dress appropriately for school, minimize distractions, and promote school pride.

A full copy of the ADT dress code is on the Stuckey Center-ADT website and will be given to each student upon intake.

 

WEAPONS

Any weapons, or items that could be construed as weapons, will be confiscated and turned into the office immediately. State law requires educational personnel to report to local police any possession of a weapon or any incidents of fights in school that involve use of weapons. Weapons will not be returned to students or parents/guardians.

 

SMOKING/TOBACCO

Smoking on school property is prohibited by law. A person who violates this law is guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by fine.

Students are not allowed to bring tobacco products, e cigarettes, cigarettes, lighters or matches to school. These items will be confiscated and not returned.  A student possessing any of these is subject to discipline per the student code of conduct.

 

ALCOHOL AND DRUGS

Possession, use or sale of alcohol, drugs or narcotics is prohibited by law and is a violation of school policy.

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION CLASSES

Shirts must be worn at all times. Students must have gym shoes or soft soled shoes.  To participate in the fitness portion of our physical education curriculum, a fitness permission slip must be signed by parent/guardian.

 

PARENT/GUARDIAN INVOLVEMENT

Parents/Guardians are asked to be actively involved in the clinical and academic components of the ADT program in the following ways:

            1. To schedule and keep appointments with the assigned social

                worker.

            2. To attend all parent-teacher conferences

            3. To personally pick up or make arrangements for

                 transportation with an adult when your son/daughter is sent  home for illness,   suspension or serving after school detention.

 

POSITIVE BEHAVIOR INTERVENTION AND SUPPORT (PBIS).

School Wide PBIS is a program designed to teach respect, responsibility, and safety at school. Additional information on PBIS is available in the  ADT program PBIS brochure.

 

PHYSICAL RESTRAINT

The goal of the ADT Program is to provide a safe, structured environment for students and staff, with an emphasis on prevention.  Our intervention with students will be verbal rather than physical.  Our staff participates in ongoing training in crisis prevention.

Physical restraint may be used as a last resort to prevent a student from hurting himself/herself or others.

 

HONOR ROLL

Academic 

Students who attain a B average (3.0) with no grades lower than C– for the semester will be on the Academic Honor Roll. The grade point averages will be as follows:

                A    4.0         B+  3.3               C+  2.3                  D+  1.3

                A-   3.7         B    3.0                 C    2.0                     D    1.0

                                       B-   2.7              C-   1.7                   D-  0.7            

Behavior

Students who earn Level III or Level IV points during the entire marking period will be on the Behavioral Honor Roll.

 

 

FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT
(FERPA)

 

The Redford Union Board of Education has approved the following as directory information for the district:

In accordance with provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the following personal information regarding students shall be designated as  “directory information” and may be released upon request  without securing the prior consent of the parent/guardian or of a student eighteen years of age or older:

 

                                1.  Name, address & telephone number

                                2.  Birthdates and place of birth

                                3.  Major field of study

                                4.  Participation in school activities

                                5.  Dates of school attendance

                                6.  Honors and awards

                                7   Height and weight of athlete

                                8.  Honor roll members

                                9.  Information generally found in the yearbook

If you do NOT wish this information released, please notify us in writing within two weeks of your student beginning placement at ADT.

 

SUSPENSION

All attempts will be made to intervene at various levels so that suspension can be avoided. When inappropriate behaviors continue or escalate or are violations of the student code of conduct, then a suspension may be necessary. The length of the suspension will be determined by administrative decision.

Students attending Adolescent Day Treatment may be suspended for the following reasons:          

  •       Fighting
  •       Bullying
  •       Possession of drugs or alcohol
  •       Possession of weapons
  •       Possession of fireworks or explosive materials
  •       Arson or bomb threats
  •       False fire alarm
  •       Under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  •       Destruction of school property
  •       Behavior considered to be dangerous to self/others
  •       Sexual behavior
  •       Persistent disobedience
  •       Smoking
  •       Verbal and/or physical abuse toward staff and/or
    • students (including sexual or racial comments,
    •  swearing or derogatory comments)

 

The administration may deem suspension appropriate for behaviors not listed above.  For more detailed information, please refer to the Redford Union Student Code of Conduct.