• Oxford School District
    Secondary Student Handbook (6-12)
    2023-2024

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    The Oxford School District Board of Trustees in accordance with board procedure may revise any policy contained herein. Any such revision duly approved will supersede the policies contained in this handbook.

      Introduction

      • Introduction

        The faculty and staff welcome you to the Oxford School District. This handbook will help you understand the laws established by the Mississippi State Legislature and the policies of the Oxford School District Board of Trustees. School rules and regulations are written to enforce and implement these laws and policies. They will also help us provide you an orderly and safe school and thereby enable you to reach the highest level of academic achievement you can obtain.

        Parents and students should read this handbook carefully. If you have questions or need additional information, do not hesitate to contact an administrator.

        Welcome from the Superintendent

        Dear Parents and Students,

        Welcome to the Oxford School District. On behalf of the Board of Trustees, faculty, and staff, we invite you to visit our school district and discover the many programs and offerings for our students. We serve over 4,800 students and as a district we have a proud tradition of excellence that begins and ends with our most valuable resources: our teachers, support staff, students, and parents. Oxford is a special place to live and we are fortunate to live in a community that places the highest of value on education. Our goal is to empower all students to become confident and creative builders of the future. We ask that you partner with us as we strive to meet that goal.

        The teachers, support staff and Board of Trustees are committed to helping students achieve at their highest levels. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the staff’s unwavering commitment to their achievement and couple it with their own hard work, persistence, and good attendance to reach their highest potential.

        Parents, we ask that you work with our teachers in providing the best possible atmosphere for student success by talking with your children and their teachers on a regular basis. If you encounter any problem or concern that cannot be resolved by your child’s teacher or principal, please feel free to contact me at 662-234-3541 or by emailing me at wbroberson@oxfordsd.org. Additionally, if you have thoughts about how we can continue to improve as a school district, please do not hesitate to contact me.

        I look forward to working with you during the coming year.

        Sincerely,

        Bradley Roberson
        Superintendent
        Oxford School District

      Notice of Non-Discrimination

      • Notice of Non-Discrimination

        The Oxford School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability in the provision of educational programs and services or employment opportunities and benefits. The following individual has been designated to handle inquiries and complaints regarding the non-discrimination policies of the school district:

        Dr. Germain McConnell, Chief of Staff
        Oxford School District
        200 Bolt Boulevard
        Oxford, MS 38655
        Telephone: (662) 234-3541
        Email: gmcconnell@oxfordsd.org

        Title 9

        The Oxford School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its employment practices, educational programs, or activities, which it operates. Any parent, employee, or student who has knowledge of such discrimination or who has experienced or is experiencing sexual harassment or discrimination should contact:

        Jasmine Ayers, Title 9 Coordinator
        Oxford School District
        200 Bolt Boulevard
        Oxford, MS 38655
        Telephone: (662) 234-3541
        Email: jlayers@oxfordsd.org

        Section 504

        The Oxford School District does not discriminate on the basis of a disability in its employment practices, educational programs, or activities, which it operates. Any parent, employee, or student who has knowledge of such discrimination or who has experienced or is experiencing discrimination on the basis of a disability in his/her role should contact:

        Dr. LaTonya Robinson, Section 504 Coordinator
        Oxford School District
        200 Bolt Boulevard
        Oxford, MS 38655
        Telephone: (662) 234-3541
        Email: lrrobinson@oxfordsd.org

      Contact Information

      School Hours

      School Building Opens Classes Begin Classes End Building Closes
      Oxford Intermediate School 7:45 a.m. 8:45 a.m. 3:45 p.m. 4:15 p.m.
      Oxford Middle School 7:45 a.m. 8:40 a.m. 3:45 p.m. 4:15 p.m.
      Oxford High School 7:45 a.m. 8:40 a.m. 3:45 p.m. 4:15 p.m.

      Handbook Provisions

      • ACT Test Registration

      • Announcements

      • Arrival/Dismissal

      • Asbestos Inspections

      • Attendance Policy

      • Building Hours

      • Bus Safety & Regulations

      • Cafeteria/Lunch Behavior and Procedures

      • Care of Personal Belongings

      • Care of School Property

      • Cell Phones/Mobile Devices

      • Change of Home Address and Home Number

      • Changes in Course Selection

      • Checking a Student Out of School

      • College Days

      • Complaints and Grievances

      • Discipline

      • Dress Code

      • E-mail Communication

      • Emergency Drills

      • Exemptions from Exams

      • Fees & Fines

      • Grade Point Average (GPA) and Rank in Class (RIC)

      • Grading

      • Graduation Ceremonies

      • Gymnasium

      • Homework

      • Illness During the School Day

      • Internet Usage

      • Library/Media Center/Learning Commons

      • Lost and Found

      • Make-Up Work due to Absence

      • Medication

      • Movement in Hallways

      • Office Procedures

      • Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences

      • Photographs/Video

      • Posters, Signs, and Survey Procedures

      • Promotion and Retention Policy

      • Proper Chain of Command Actions Concerning Your Child

      • Release of Student Information

      • Residency

      • School-Sponsored Events and Athletics

      • Student Bullying

      • Student Nomination Qualifications

      • Student Parking

      • Student-Teacher Relationship

      • Students and the Substitute Teacher

      • T-dap

      • Telephone

      • Title 1: Basic Program

      • Title 2: Highly Qualified Teachers

      • Title 3: English Language Learners

      • Title 6: Rural and Low Income Schools

      • Title 10: McKinney-Vento Act

      • Transcripts

      • Transfer of Records

      • Visitors

      • Volunteering in the Schools

      • Weather Closings

      • Withdrawal Process

      Discipline

      • Discipline Protocol

      • Due Process

      • Bus Discipline

      • Scholastic/Academic Dishonesty

      • Detention

      • Dress Code

      • Drugs and Alcohol Policy

      • Use of Alert Dog to Detect Illegal Drugs

      • Expulsion

      • Fighting

      • Instigating a Fight

      • Intimidation and Harassment

      • Failure to Leave the Scene of a Fight

      • Gang Attire, Paraphernalia, and Symbols

      • Hazing and Harassment

      • Respect of Self and Authority

      • In-School Suspension (ISS)

      • In-School Suspension Program and Activities

      • Tardy Procedures

      • Tobacco Use and/or Possession

      • Verbal or Physical Assault on School Personnel

      • Objects Classified as Weapons

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