Dear South Pemiscot Students and Families,
It is our privilege and pleasure to welcome you to the 2020-2021 school year. We are pleased to have you as a member of the South Pemiscot Schools family. As with any family, clear, open, and frequent communication is key to a strong, healthy relationship. The Student Handbook and our MSBA Policies are great tools for keeping those lines of communications open. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with their content, and keep them handy, so you can reference them throughout the school year as questions or concerns arise. If you lose your copies, don’t worry. The handbook and MSBA policies are also posted to the South Pemiscot R-V website.
The student handbooks, updated each year, establish student expectations and provide guidelines for conduct. Its pages are filled with helpful information to ensure a safe, successful, and rewarding school year.
The mission and responsibility of the district is to support and guide students in the learning environment and development of positive relationships. South Pemiscot students have the right to a free public education. They have a right to learn in a safe and welcoming environment as the handbook states. The goal is to create an atmosphere of respect and responsibility for all. The handbook outlines what to do if a student or the family feels those rights are violated.
Just as students have rights, they also have responsibilities. They are expected to attend school regularly, and they are expected to behave in a way that doesn’t keep others from learning. Student expectations, unacceptable conduct, and consequences are clearly outlined in the handbook.
Of course, students deserve to learn in a safe and secure environment, and the handbook includes an overview of the district’s school safety plan and much more on many other topics, from dress code and bus disruption to student records and child custody.
We encourage you to call your school if you need clarification of any rule, regulation, or policy.
Thank you. We wish you a happy and successful 2020-2021 school year.
South Pemiscot R-V