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    Renaissance Guidelines/Requirements
     
    Renaissance Program

    Renaissance is a nationwide program that rewards students for showing
    academic excellence, adhering to attendance guidelines, and displaying
    appropriate behavior. The goals of this program are to: increase overall grades,
    increase attendance, and promote a positive learning environment. Students
    that meet the requirements listed below at the end of each trimester will receive
    a Renaissance Gold or Blue band/card for the following nine weeks.  The
    Renaissance Cards have the following requirements and potential benefits:
    Renaissance Intervals and Checkpoints

    As we have moved to trimesters rather than four marking periods, and in the
    interest of pushing our students to continually excel in and out of the classroom,
    we have decided to include four “Renaissance Checkpoints”, roughly at 10 week
    intervals that will function like the end of the marking period did previously.  The
    exact length of each Interval was determined taking into account the actual
    school calendar, particularly holidays, shortened weeks, and other extenuating
    circumstances. This will give us a total of four “Renaissance Intervals”.
     
    ***Please note that for the 2019-2020 school year, second and
    third graders’ Renaissance eligibility for the first Renaissance
    Interval will be determined on the first school day of October. 
    This will only apply to 2nd graders in all subsequent years.



    Renaissance Card Requirements
    GOLD Card Requirements
    – Grades of 90 and above
    – 4 TOTAL unexcused latenesses/absences  (*unless petitioned)
    – No disciplinary office referrals.
    *Student accountability system – student cannot lose an excess of 3
    points

    GOLD Card Benefits
    – 2 weekly free snacks (Tuesday and Wednesday)
    – Eligible for all trips/events during a given interval
    – Allowed to dress down every Friday with the purchase and display of a Renaissance lanyard and their gold card
    - Eligible for special Gold-Only trips during the current interval provided they have made Gold for two consecutive intervals
    -If on Renaissance for the entire year (4 consecutive Renaissance Intervals, including the first interval, which is determined using student grades from the last interval of the previous school year), eligible for our yearly trip to a major Amusement Park.
    -If on Gold Renaissance for the entire year, eligible for our yearly Gold trip near the conclusion of the year.

    BLUE Card Requirements
    – Grades of 83 and above
    – 6 TOTAL unexcused latenesses/absences  (*unless petitioned)
    – No disciplinary office referrals which result in the assignment of a
    detention or a suspension.
    *Student accountability system – student cannot lose in excess of 5
    points

    BLUE Card Benefits
    -Eligible for trips (at least one per marking period) and in-house events
    -Weekly free snack
    -If on Renaissance for the entire year (4 consecutive Renaissance Intervals, including the first interval, which is determined using student grades from the last interval of the previous school year), eligible for our yearly trip to a major Amusement Park.


     Teachers and the committee reserve the right to withhold
    Renaissance privileges from any students not displaying
    appropriate renaissance recognition requirements.
     Students – upon being written up for minor infractions lose
    Renaissance benefits for three weeks and are ineligible for the next event/trip

    Attendance Petition Policy – Attendance policy is set by the Magnolia Board
    of Education and is based upon the statutes and codes required by the New
    Jersey Department of Education. Students who do not receive a Renaissance
    card because of the attendance policy may petition to waive the attendance
    requirements.  Official documentation must be included with an explanation of
    the absences to the principal prior to a student’s known absence if possible and
    within two weeks of the grading period in extenuating circumstances. All
    petitions must be from a parent or guardian. Petitions do not guarantee
    acceptance.
    If a petition is accepted students will have to earn a renaissance card based
    upon completion of “Renaissance service.” Renaissance service is time given
    back to the school helping a teacher, or staff member, a student, or the school in
    general. Examples include: Helping a teacher with a task, helping another
    student with homework after school, and much more. For each absence over
    the 3 required to obtain a card, roughly one school period (40 minutes of service
    time) will be required. Example: 5 unexcused absences would require 2
    Renaissance service periods.


    Disciplinary Issues
    1. In order for a student to be eligible for Renaissance during
    the next Renaissance Interval, students must meet the
    academic requirements and:
    1. Cannot have accrued more than five demerits
    during the current Renaissance Interval
    2. Cannot have received more than one disciplinary
    referral during the current Renaissance Interval
    2. If a student who is currently on Renaissance is written up
    for any offense, they will lose their Renaissance privileges
    for a period of one month and will be ineligible for the next
    Renaissance event for which they would have been
    otherwise eligible.
    3. If a student who currently is on Renaissance accrues more
    than 5 demerits in given Renaissance Interval, they will
    immediately lose all Renaissance privileges and will be
    ineligible to re-join Renaissance for a period of 10 weeks
    from the date of the violation.
    4. If a student who is currently on Renaissance receives two
    separate disciplinary referrals during the same Renaissance
    Interval, they will immediately lose all Renaissance
    privileges and will be ineligible to re-join Renaissance for a
    period of 10 calendar weeks from the date of the second
    violation.
     
    2nd Grade
    Obtaining a Renaissance Card
    In order to qualify for a Renaissance card in Second Grade, a student’s
    Class Dojo Behavior percentage must be 75% Positive or higher

    ***Please note that for the 2019-2020 school year, second and third
    graders’ Renaissance eligibility for the first Renaissance Interval will
    be determined on the first school day of October.  This will only apply
    to 2nd graders in all subsequent years.
     
    Privileges
    1. Free weekly snack
    2. Admission to monthly events provided they have
    maintained a Class Dojo Behavior percentage of 75%
    Positive or higher for the month.
     
    Losing Privileges/Becoming Ineligible for Renaissance
    “If a student that is on Renaissance (has a card for the current
    Renaissance Interval) receives a disciplinary referral for any violation
    involving fighting, physical assault, bullying, or any other major
    violation at administration’s discretion, they will lose their card and all
    associated privileges immediately will not be eligible to re-join
    Renaissance for a period of at least 10 calendar weeks from the date of
    the violation.
     
    *If a student does not have a card and they receive a disciplinary
    referral for fighting, bullying, or any other major violation at
    administration’s discretion, they be ineligible for Renaissance for the
    following Renaissance Interval.
     
    *Any other disciplinary referral will result in a student losing their
    Renaissance privileges for 2 weeks from when they are written up, and
    any student who receives two or more disciplinary referrals during the
    same Renaissance Interval will immediately lose any Renaissance
    privileges (if they are eligible) and will not be eligible to re-join
    Renaissance for a period of 10 weeks.”

    If a second grader who is currently on Renaissance (or any
    Renaissance student) abuses any of the requirements, their card can
    and will be taken away from them immediately at the discretion of the
    teacher or administration.  If this occurs, they will lose all privileges
    associated with having a card until the teacher/administrator deems
    appropriate.
     
    Renaissance Interval Opening/Closing Dates for 19-20
    Interval 1: 9/4/19-11/6/19
    Interval 2: 11/11/19-1/24/20
    Interval 3: 1/27/20-3/12/20
    Interval 4: 3/13/20-End of the Year