A handbook for teachers and administrators of Lafayette Junior High School

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A Project Presented to the Faculty of the School of Education The University of Southern California

In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Science in Education

by Donald B. Brown June 1950

UMI Number: EP45757

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PREFACE This project is addressed to the teachers and adminis­ trators of Lafayette Junior High School.

An attempt has been

made to present the current organized procedures employed at Lafayette Junior High School which are of importance to teachers now employed but of special importance to teachers new in the school system. This handbook will be presented to each member of the faculty in loose leaf form so that changes in procedures or policies may be sent in bulletin form to each faculty member and added to their handbook. Topic headings were suggested from other handbooks listed in reference list.

This list was distributed to the

administrators of Lafayette Junior High School for addition and revision.

This handbook now contains topics which the

administration of Lafayette Junior High School feel are important for the maintenance and supervision of a good educational program. Acknowledgement is made of the help and the time given by many faculty members in preparation of topics in­ corporated in this handbook.

A special debt of gratitude

is due the Principal of Lafayette Junior High School, Dr. M. E. Harriott, for his guidance and assistance in its editing.




Administration Building Principal's Office and Secretary Boys' and Girls' Vice Principals Attendance Office Book Store and Lost and Found Counselor's Office Room Numbers— first floor second floor (B) Home Economics Building Girls 1 Gym Health Office Lafayette House Cafeteria: students and teachers Room Numbers— basement first floor second floor (C) Shops Building Reed--Wood-Print— Metal— Craft (D) Auditorium Building B oys 1 Showers— Girls' Showers Band

Room Room Room Room Room Room Room

103 105 105 101 104101 to 110 205 to 210

Room 21 Room 129 Room 123 (basement) Room 11 to 21 Room 111 to 129 Room 211 to 218 Room 30 to ba sement Room 200


HISTORY OF LAFAYETTE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL Lafayette? one of the original four? was first known as Fourteenth Street Intermediate. Frank A. Bouelle.

Its first principal was

The original building was moved from its

Sixth Street site because the Pacific Electric Railway build­ ing was being erected Just across the street.

For several

years it was a regular elementary school? but on September 1?


it was designated as an intermediate school and its

site was enlarged.

A bond issue providing? among other items?

funds for remodeling four grammar schools into intermediate schools passed? it is related? by an overwhelming majority; namely: 4956 to 796.

Such a total vote seems small indeed

to a present day Angeleno. Just across Boas Street stood an old wooden building about one hundred feet square? housing a skating rink. was converted into a gymnasium and auditorium.


A small stage

was built at one end ? and collapsible chairs on a flat floor were used by pupils at assemblies.

There were twenty-six

teachers in the original faculty and the curriculum they offered included: English? history? geography? arithmetic? algebra? general science? physics? Latin? French? German? Spanish? commercial arithmetic? bookkeeping? stenography? penmanship? drawing? music? expression? mechanical drawing? woodwork? cookery? sewing? and gymnastics.

vi Tragedy soon struck the school.

On January 7* 1913?

fire destroyed the original main building. in 1916. 1919

This was replaced

A cafeteria was opened for pupils in September,

* and a year later, a library which boasted five hundred

books. In 1920, the State Legislature enacted a law which changed the name of intermediate schools to junior high schools. Shortly afterward the faculty of the Fourteenth Street School voted to change the name of the school to Lafayette Junior High School.

It is interesting to note that from the earliest

days, while it was still an elementary school, the school had an active Parent-Teacher Association. When Mr. Bouelle was appointed an assistant superin­ tendent in 1924, Miss Edith Bates, Vice-Principal, became the school’s second principal, serving for five years.


July 4, 1924, in the midst of patriotic pyrotechnic displays, a wandering skyrocket plowed through the west window of the transformed skating rink and soon there was no auditorium. In April, 1927, a new auditorium, one of the finest in the city, was dedicated.

Two years later Miss Bates was trans­

ferred to found a new junior high school on the west side and was succeeded by Clarence A. Dickison (1929-1934). Earl E. Hitchcock and a succession of other principals, some seven in ten years, carried on the traditions.

With the

closing of Central in 1946, M. E. Harriott was transferred to Lafayette Junior High.

vii THE ROLE OF THE TEACHER He understands and uses the laws which underlie learning. He believes that what he is teaching is important and is related to needs for effective living. He can stimulate worthwhile discussion and lead and control it well. He explains things clearly and in concrete terms. He guides pupils in worthwhile activities related to learning and appropriate to their age and development. He uses good methods in teaching the skills. He is professionally alert. He stimulates and challenges pupils to effective action in keeping with American ideals. He discovers? marshals? and releases the creative energies of pupils. He considers individual differences in his counseling and guidance activities. He is a well-rounded person with a variety of interests? and with an understanding of changing conditions. It is our hope that all the resources of the school system may be mobilized to help the teacher in his important work.

Ref. Our Educational Point of View? Tentative publication of Los Angeles City Schools? Curriculum Division.





Principal ......................................


Boys' Vice-Principal



Girls 1 Vice-Principal ...................


. . •


Registrar ......................................


C o u n s e l o r s .................... .. ............


Health Coordinator



Department Chairmen



Homeroom Teachers . ............................


T e a c h e r s ......................................


School Management

. . . . . .


First Day Check L i s t .........................


Requests for Next S e m e s t e r ...................


GENERAL I N F O R M A T I O N ..............................


Absence of T e a c h e r s ............................


Accidents to P u p i l s ............................


Accidents to Teachers .........................


Auditorium P r o g r a m s ............


Auditorium Seating



Attendance P r o c e d u r e s ........................ . .


Preparations for Issuance of Awards


at Assembly

Americanism Program Essay Contest .............



PAGE American Legion Award . . . . . . .



American Legion Department Americanism Essay C o n t e s t ......................................


Brotherhood Essay Contest Under Sponsorship of Officers Conference of B*Nai Brith Women P. T. A. Award

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33 34-

Bell S c h e d u l e s ................................


B u l l e t i n s ......................................


Bulletin N o t i c e ..............................



School Calendar ................................




Classes .

Clearance Card



Building Clearance Instructions




. * . ...........


Clubs and Organizations.......................


Constitution of the LafayetteFaculty ..........





Counseling and Guidance .......................


Custodial Service • ............................


Department Meetings •



D i s c i p l i n e ....................................


Elective Sign-Up



Electives Offered ..............................


Closing of Term Proceedures .

Enrolling, Disenrolling, andreprogramming pupils




PAGE Achievement Test •



Faculty Committee



Faculty Meetings



Field T r i p s ....................... . . . . .


F i l m s ......................................


First A i d ..................................


Food F a c i l i t i e s ............


Foreign Adjustment . . . . . . . .



Activities of the A9 Class •


Guidance and Discipline



Use of Health S e r v i c e .....................


O b j e c t i v e s ..................................


H o m e r o o m s ..................................


H o m e w o r k ....................................


Honor R o l l ........ * ............ . . . . . .


K e y s ..............


Lafayette C e n t e r ...........................


L i b r a r y ....................................





How to borrow books


Time Limits and Fines



How to Return B o o k s .....................


Library Etiquette





A Faculty Book Club


PAGE Lockers . . ..................................


Lost and F o u n d ..............................


Report Cards and Marks



O b s e r v e r .......................


The Opportunity Department

. ...............


• .............


Parent Teachers 1 Association

Teachers’ Professional Organizations Program Plan Cards

. . . . . .

. . . .




Rainy Day Instructions to S t u d e n t s ........


Report to P a r e n t s ............................


Requisitions and Supplies ...................


Service Organizations: Big S i s t e r s .......... . • .• ..............


R a n g e r s ....................................


Student Court ..............................


Safety Committee





Student Work Permits Student Store


. . . . . . .


Special Supervision Assignments .............


T e l e p h o n e s .........................


Textbook P r o c e d u r e ..........................




. . . . .


C h e c k i n g ..................................


Issuing Books to Individual Students


. . .


PAGE Lost T e x t b o o k s ............................


Textbook C o v e r s ........


• ..............

Classroom s e t s .................


Return of T e x t b o o k s .................


Typing Service








The Principals office is located in the

general office immediately south of the main entrance to the main building. 1.

The Principals duties are:

To be responsible to the superintendent for carrying

out the general policies of the school system as approved by the Board of Education and the Superintendent, the rules and regulations of the local and state boards of education, the Education Code and the general laws of California. 2.

To manage the school:

(a) to head up the deter­

mination of policies and the development of rules and regula­ tions for the school; (b) to assigning duties and responsibili­ ties of the staff, and delegating authority to the VicePrincipals, Counselors, Head Custodian, Cafeteria Manager, and other faculty members;

(c) to make the master schedule

of classes; (d) to head up all school wide activities. 3.

To maintain a proper relation between the school

and the Central Administration, the Business Department, and other service departments of the Central Offices. 4.

To keep the school in line with the policies and

practices of the school system. 5.

To direct relations between the school and other

schools of the system:

Contributing elementary schools,

receiving senior high schools, special schools, and other junior high schools. 6


To direct relations between the school and the

3 community. 7.

To assist in preparing and supervising expenditures*

by requisition* of the budget of the school* including selec­ tion and recommendation of school equipment. 8


To supervise enrollment of students* attendance

records* and suspension or recommendation for expulsion of students; to also recommend students for graduation who meet the graduation requirements of the Board of Education and the State of California. 9.

To evaluate all teachers and recommend probation­

ary teachers for re-election to the Superintendent or reports to the Superintendent and recommendations concerning dismis­ sal of teachers for cause. 10.

To assume responsibility for the proper care and

condition of all buildings and grounds. Boys



The BoysfVice-Principal *s

office is located in the attendance office* directly south of the main entrance to the main building. 1.

His duties are*

To act as assistant to the Principal and in his

absence assume the duties and responsibilities of the Prin­ cipal. 2.

To serve as the prime center for the boys 1 interests

and activities*

(a) to assist teachers in adapting their

programs to the interests and needs of the boys,

(b) to

develop and supervise a positive program of activities for boys which will be constructive and keep their morale high* (c) to handle boy disciplinary cases too aggravated to be dealt with by the classroom teacher* (d) to secure the as­ sistance of the service agencies (P. T. A., Y. M. C. A* * Catholic Big Brothers, etc.) wherever indicated or possible, (e) to determine the placement of boys who must be removed from the school, being advised by the Grade Counselor, Registrar, and Assistant Supervisor of Attendance. 3.

To supervise the conduct of boys throughout the

school and vicinity. 4.

To sponsor the Lafayette Center.


To participate in the determination of policies

and the development of rules and regulations of the school. Girls* Vice-Principal.

The Girls 1 Vice-Principal1s

office is located in the attendance office, directly south of the main entrance to the main building. 1.

Her duties ares

To act as assistant to the Principal and in his

absence assumes the duties and responsibilities of the Prin­ cipal. 2.

To serve as the prime center for girls* interests

and activities:

(a) To assist teachers in adapting their

program to the interests and needs of girls ; (b) to develop and supervise a positive program of activities

for girls

which will be constructive and keep their morale high;

(c) to handle girl disciplinary cases too aggravated to be dealt with by the classroom teacher; (d) to secure the as­ sistance of the service agencies (P. T. A. , Y. V/. C. A., Catholic Welfare, etc.) whenever indicated or feasible; (e) to determine the placement of girls who must be removed from the school, being advised by the Grade Counselor, Registrar, and Assistant Supervisor of Attendance. 3.

To supervise the conduct of girls throughout the

school and vicinity. 4.

To sponsor the Big Sisters and Rangers.


To participate in the determination of policies

and the development of rules and regulations for the school. 6


To supervise the curriculum and the instruction

of the school:

(a) to advise with teachers on their teach­

ing techniques; (b) to advise with department chairmen on the curriculum and content of materials of instruction; (c) to supervise the library and textbook room; (d) to keep the curriculum and instruction in harmony with the policies and practices of the school system. Registrar.

The Registrarfs office is located in the

attendance office, directly south of the main entrance to the main building. The Registrar’s duties are: 1.

To serve as the prime center for the control of

6 school attendance:

(a) to assist teachers in their program

of maintaining a high standard of attendance; (b) to direct and assist teachers in maintaining correct and adequate records of attendance and in reporting school attendance; (c) to keep and supervise the maintenance and use of an organized and complete record file of pupils* places of residence 9 parents and guardians, authenticated birth dates; and school attendance with the reasons for each absence; (d) to direct the investigation of cases of irregular attendance, home visits by teachers and other members of the school staff and by assistant supervisors of attendance. 2.

To supply to all approved inquirers needed data

from the attendance files. 3*

To process all work permits, and follow-up thereon.


To participate in the determination of policies

and the development of rules and regulations for the school. Counselors.

The Counselor’s office is located in

room 104 in the main building.

The duties of the Counselor

are: 1. counseling

To serve as the prime center for the guidance and of pupils in their development:

(a) to assist

teachers in the performance of this phase of their duties; (b) to direct the programming of pupils, both original pro­ gramming and adjustments; (c) to counsel the administration

with respect to the treatment of and disposition of pupils who reach the vice-principals and/or principal 5 (d) to keep and supervise the maintenance and use of an organized and complete record file of pupils* educational* psychological* emotional* and social capacities and achievements; (e) to administer the testing program of the school* 2


To supply to all approved inquirers needed data

from the counseling file. 3.

To participate in the determination of policies

and the development of rules and regulations of the school. Health Coordinator. is located in room


The Health Coordinator*s office

of the home economics building.

The duties of a Health Coordinator ares 1.

To serve as a prime center for all matters per­

taining to the health of pupils:


to assist teachers in

their program of maintaining conditions conducive to good health and of detecting situations and cases intimical to good health;

(b) to keep and supervise the maintenance and

use of an organized and complete file of health records; (c) to counsel with the school nurse and doctors in the ser­ vice to the school, to provide good working conditions for them* and to direct to them all cases in need of their at­ tention;

(d) to administer all special health surveys and

programs: TB* VD, smallpox, etc.


To supply to all approved inquirers needed data

from the health files. 3.

To participate in the determination of policies

and the development of rules and regulations for the school. 4.

To provide administrative leadership in the execu­

tion of the policies of the Health Committee in the individ­ ual school. 5*

To stimulate healthful attitudes and practices in

the lives of pupils and staff by promoting a positive health program. 6


To confer with pupils regarding their health prob­

lems and adjustments and arrange conferences with appropriate persons. 7.

To keep the various members of the school staff

informed of the health needs of individual pupils. 8


To enlist the aid of all the school staff in re­

porting to the Health Committee on conditions in the school environment which might be detrimental to the health of school children and staff. 9*

To be chairman of sub-committee on health instruct­

ion so that duplication and gaps in the health curriculum may be avoided. 10#

To be ex-officio member of all sub-committees on

health. 11


To set up procedures for the evaluation of the

9 health program* 12*

To arrange student health committees for active

participation in the health program* 13#

To see that the students to be examined by the

school physician are available at the proper time. 14*

To be present for the physical examination of the

students when in the opinion of the school physician this is advisable. The Health Coordinator should not be responsible for initiation of policies, but only for their smooth functioning.^ Department Chairmen.

The duties of department chair­

men ares 1. to:


To coordinate the teaching of the department, as curriculum; (b) textbooks, maps, audio-visual aids,

and other materials of instruction (equipment and supplies). 2.

To advise and counsel with teachers new to the

department, especially long-term substitutes. 3.

To advise the administration with respect to the

needs, wishes, and achievements of the department. Chairman of Opportunity Department*

The Chairman of

the Opportunity Department has his office in the Counselor’s office in room 104 of the main building.

This Chairman’s

^ Administrative Guide, Los Angeles City Board of Education.

10 duties are: 1.

To coordinate the teaching of the department,

as to: (a) curriculum adjustments;

(b) materials of instruc­

tion* 2.

To advise and counsel with teachers new to the

department, especially long-term substitutes. 3.

To program all pupils assigned to the department.


To administer the double-promotion program of the




To coordinate the records of the department with

those maintained by the Counselors, Registrar, and the Health Coordinator. Homeroom Teachers.

The duties of the Home Room Teacher

are: 1


To maintain accurate attendance and guidance records,

including the cumulative records. 2


To serve as "school parent" of the members of the

homeroom; to encourage, to console, to correct, to defend, to advise, to explain, etc. 3



To foster good homeroom and school morale. To establish good school-home relations for members

of the home room. 5.

To facilitate school organization by reading and

interpreting the Daily Bulletin and Special Bulletin, by

handling such administrative details as registration on the first day* programming pupils * assigning lockers* etc* Teachers*

The duties of the Teachers are:


To teach the most effective ways possible.


To maintain adequate and up-to-date records for

all pupils♦those under their direct supervision; home room and/or classroom. 3*

To counsel and guide pupils in their development.


To supervise the conduct of pupils wherever they

may be* and especially on assigned posts; classrooms* halls* cafeteria* auditorium* grounds* and on the streets in the vicinity of the school. 5*

To participate in the determination of policies*

and the development of rules and regulations for the school. 6



To sponsor extracurricular activities. To maintain healthful* attractive classrooms

conducive to good learning* SCHOOL MANAGEMENT Good management is fundamental to good teaching*


following procedures and suggestions are made for the benefit of the whole school: I. In the Morning: A.

All teachers are to pick up their keys and mail and

12 sign in not later than 8s00 A. M. B«

All rooms are to he open and ready to receive students

by 8:10* C.

Students are admitted to the building at 8s10— no

earlier except on mornings when it is very unpleasant outof-doors.

Teachers who wish students to meet them earlier

must give written passes, signed and dated in ink. D.

On rainy mornings, teachers are to report one^half

hour earlier than usual.

(Board of Education Regulation.)

During the Days A.

Students are never to be left in rooms without one

or more teachers present.

Classes elsewhere (on the field,

in the auditorium, shops, etc.) are never to be left without adult (credentialed) supervision. B.

Teachers are responsible for the conduct of students

in their rooms, in halls in their vicinity, and wherever they may be about the school. C.

Hall supervision responsibilities may be shared to

some extent, but in general teachers should dismiss and re­ ceive students at the classroom door so as to provide reason­ able supervision. D.

Students should always be dismissed by a teacher or

a class officer— never by a bell.

Dismissal by groups (rows,

tables, boys, girls, etc.) definitely helps maintain control.

13 E.

A check on equipment, supplies, books and the like

should be made at the beginning and the close of each period. Fix responsibility. F.

A waste basket should be placed near the door inside

each classroom. G.

Noon, in the halls.

Hollbooks must contain the following dated entries: (1) (2) (3)

Complete and accurate class rolls. Complete and accurate attendance data. Complete and accurate records of subjectachieve­ ment and of traits— daily, quarterly, and semester. (4) Pertinent educational test data. (5) Highly significant health data. Rollbooks contain confidential data.

They should not

be left carelessly about nor given to students. are



They must be kept orderly.

Rollbooks They will

in periodically for checking.

III. At the Close of the Day: A.

Sixth-period classes: (1) Close all windows. Lock them on the first floor and in rooms 112, 114, 116, 118. (2) In rooms with desks, have all seats raised. In rooms with stools, have all placed on top of the tables, upside down. Chairs should be stood on top of tables. Be careful not to mar them. (3)

Make sure that the floors are free of trash, especially papers.

(4) Lock all doors. These same rules apply to Period V classes when no sixth-period classes follow.



All teachers not otherwise assigned should remain in

their rooms until 3:10 or later for conferences with students. This is a splendid time to clear up difficulties and misunder­ standings; also to administer brief detention when appropriate* C.

Before leaving, teachers must hang up their keys in

the Main Office, check their mail boxes, turn in signed Master Absence Sheets, and all absence cards signed Period VI, etc. IV.

Good Housekeeping:

All of us are in some one room most

of the day; long enough to express our personalities through simple decorations, plants, furniture arrangement, bulletin board displays, and the like. you do effective teaching.

Let your surroundings help

Vital, vibrant teaching is dis­

couraged by a barren room. The amount of traveling for the "homeless" is reduced by asking some established teachers to travel one period, thus increasing the number of peripatetic pedagogues*


you are a "host" teacher, please extend every courtesy to the "visiting" teacher; ample cupboard space, and the like. Help the "visitor" to feel at home.

Stay away from the room

the full period— don't come tip-toeing in the last few minutes of the period, or tarry a while at the beginning. "Visitors" in turn, should respect the plans, arrange­ ments and materials of the "home" teacher.

Both can make

15 this sharing an opportunity for developing friendships, and thus knit our faculty more closely together. FIRST DAY CHECK LIST For your guidance the following check list of things to be done the first day is provided.

The list is to be

turned in to the Secretary before leaving todays All Teachers 1 .___

I have a complete class roll for all students assigned to each of my classes,

2 .____ I have turned in to the Attendance Office a class enrollment report in duplicate for all of my classes, 3 .____ I

have hung my keys on the key board. Homeroom Teachers Only


I have checked all students’ signed programs to see that they are enrolled in the proper classes.


I have alphabetized all original , signed copies of students* programs, boys and girls separately, and turned them in to the respective Grade Counselors.

6 .____ I have had all students make out white ( 4 x 6 ) program cards. These I have alphabetized, boys and girls separately, and turned them in to the Health Office. 7.

I have had students make copies of their programs to guide them tomorrow.


I have checked all registration cards for complete data and programs on reverse. I have also alphabetized them, boys and girls separately, and turned them in to the Registrar. Teacher’s Signature

16 REQUESTS FOR NEXT SEMESTER The schedule of classes for next semester will follow essentially the same pattern as this semester. I.



First choice (subjects or combinations of subjects? pupil groups, etc.):

Second choice:

Special requests:

Teacher To be returned to the Secretary not later than

TEACHER'S FIRST SEMESTER CHECKOUT (to be turned in to the secretary after lunch on the last day) 1*

All library books have been turned in to the

library and my records have been cleared with the librarian. Librarian 2.

All monies collected

have been turned over to

and my records cleared with the financial manager. Financial Manager 3.

I have returned all textbooks to the textbook

room and have cleared by records with the textbook clerk. The number of books lost or not accounted for is Textbook Clerk 4.

I have brought all my homeroom cums up-to-date:

report card marks , test data, personal data, all entries dated, records requested for those that are incomplete, etc. 5.

All undelivered report cards have been turned

in to the respective grade counselors, with reasons at­ tached (delinquency notes, etc.). Counselor 6.

Keys to my classroom cupboard and all other keys

have been placed on the office keyboard. 7.

My roll books have been completed (all entries

made, dates indicated, etc.) and filed with the secretary.



In case of absences 1.

Let us know the day before, if possible.


If the energency is sudden, call the personnel


MAdison 7767, at 7 *30 A. M.and request a subsitute*

Keep trying until you get an answer. PRospect


Also, call the school,

, and report your absence.

Let us know how long

you expect to be out. 3*

Notify the school secretary, PRospect 33^6, before

3:00 P. M. on the day before you return. not be released unless you call. with you.

The subsitute will

We will not call to check

The same subsitute shouldbe retained for the dura­

tion of a teacher1s absence. Roll books, seating plans, lists of class officers, general plans for the semester's work organized by weeks, and helpful suggestions for substitutes must be in teacher's desk at all times. 5.

Two bulletin files (preferably in folders or binders)

should be kept by all teachers: one for regular daily bulletins.

one for special bulletins, and Reference is frequently made

to these. ACCIDENTS TO PUPIIS The principal or a vice-principal should be notified immediately in case of any major injury.

Only an authorized

20 person (nurse, doctor, or a holder of a valid First Aid Cer­ tificate should render first aid.) If child is slightly bruised, send a messenger with the child to the health office# If the chiId*s injury seems serious, send immediately for the nurse and another messenger for an administrator. ACCIDENTS TO TEACHERS The same proceedure for teachers* accidents should be followed as in that of accidents to pupils. AUDITORIUM PROGRAMS All sponsors of Auditorium programs must file this report in duplicate at least one week prior to the scheduled date?

one copy with Mrs. Brockhouse, and one copy with

Mr. Brown. At least three days prior to presentation, the details of the performance must have the approval of Mr. Brown for technical details, and Mrs. Brockhouse for appropriateness. No performance is to be planned without being first approved as to idea by the Auditorium Committee, and as to date by Mrs. Brockhouse for the school calendar. The following approval sheet is used to give important information concerning your program.

21 Program Approval Sheet Date of program _ _ _ _ _________ Periods_____ __________ Program plan (M. C., performers, acts and timing):

I have cleared with Mr* Brown I have cleared with Mrs. Brockhouse I have secured the cooperation of the following faculty members: I need further assistance as follows:



Assemblies are scheduled during the Homeroom period, and alternating between periods two and three. Because of enrollment numbers and size of auditorium we usually program one for the lower, (B7* A 7 , B8) and one for the upper division (A8, B9, A 9 ) •

22 Each teacher having classes during Homeroom, second or third periods are scheduled definite sections to use for for each assembly.

On the end seat of each row is printed the

section number and white lines are painted on the top edge of seats separating sections. Each teacher will receive a card stating the section and proper door to enter for all of the assemblies. On display in the main office is a diagram of our aud­ itorium seats and outlines of seat sections. ATTENDANCE PROCEDURES I.

Homeroom Teacherss Each homeroom teacher keeps a file of absence cards

filled out by students of the homeroom.

On the first day a

student is absent, the date of that absence is entered on the student1s card, and it is placed in the homeroom envelope for the Attendance Office.

A new entry is made on the card for

each succeeding day of absence.

All entries by teachers must

be made in ink or colored pencil. At the close of the homeroom period, this envelope is sent by the Homeroom Messenger to the Attendance Office. When a student returns to school, he goes directly to his homeroom where he either receives his absence card (if absent four consecutive calendar days or less) or is sent

23 with written pass to the Health Coordinator (if obviously in­ disposed, or absent five or more consecutive calendar days, or if his card is stamped ffReadmit by Room 129 only").

If he is

readmitted by the Health Coordinator before the close of the homeroom period, he will be sent back to his homeroom, but if he is readmitted after the homeroom, he will be sent to the Attendance Office for his card. When a student is readmitted, the absence card and stub are both filled out completely and torn apart.

The student

carries the card as his authorization for attending classes again and for teachers* signatures to indicate that he has been readmitted.

The stub is placed in the homeroom envelope for

the Attendance Office. Homeroom teachers are to receive back the signed cards at the end of each day so that they may know that their students are attending all classes. Each student returning from an absence must bring a note from home.

This note should contain specific information as to

the reason for the absence, the dates of absence, and the rela­ tionship of the signer.

The student should then enter in his

own handwriting his name, homeroom, and grade.

These notes are

also to be placed in the homeroom envelope and sent to the Attendance Office. Each morning, homeroom envelopes are to be picked up by the teachers from their mail boxes.


Homeroom teachers should be concerned about the attend­ ance of their students.

Judicious inquires should be made of

other students, the Registrar, the Grade Counselor, and, or the Vice-Principals. II*

The Registrar: From the cards in the homeroom envelope, the Registrar

will make up a Master Absence Sheet organized by Grade and homeroom.

This sheet will be distributed to mail boxes for

pickup the next morning. The Registrar will check all notes from home regarding absence, although homeroom teachers are expected to be vig­ ilant.

They should note any irregularities and report them

and should constantly remind students to bring notes.


the absence card stubs, the Registrar records all absences with the reasons thereof• The Registrar will also make out an absence card for any student detained in the office for one period or longer and for students excused from school during the day (except those sent home hy the Health Office)•

These cards will be

placed in the homeroom envelope for issuance to students on their return to school. Ill*

The Health Coorinator. All students who are obviously indisposed, or who have

been absent five or more days, or who have been sent home

25 because of illness (card stamped "Readmit by Room 129 only") are to be readmitted only on approval of the Nurse, Doctor, or Health Coordinator,

This approval must be in writing over

the signature of the Health Coordinator:

either approval of

the note brought by the student or a note by the Health Coor­ dinator.

All students in this category should be encouraged

to go directly to the Health Room when they return to school without first going to homeroom* The Health Offices will receive all cases of illness during the day.

Those who are to be sent home because of

illness, and those who are to be excused because of private doctor or clinic appointments must be cleared through the Health Office. IV,

All Teachers. The Master Absence Sheet should be carefully watched

and class attendance compared therewith.




name does not appear on this sheet, his name should be entered on the sheet in the space provided. A.

Master Absence Sheets also provide space for

entering the names of all who are tardy to homeroom or class. All records of absence and tardiness must be kept carefully and accurately in roll books

(use authorized symbols) and

entered faithfully on the Master Absence Sheet each day. B.

Master absence Sheets must be signed by every

teacher each day and turned in to the Attendance Office before

26 leaving school for the day. C.

Tardiness and absence are a concern of every teacher,

not merely of the Registrar.

Do something positive about

attendance; don*t slough responsibility. D.

If a student is present but his name is on the

Master Absence Sheet, he should be sent at once (with written pass) to the Attendance Office to clear up the discrepancy* V.

Period VI Teachers; All absence cards signed by Period VI teachers are to

be picked up and placed in the mail boxes of homeroom teachers before leaving school for the day. PREPARATIONS FOR ISvSUANCE OF AWARDS AT ASSEMBLY

To Heads of Department (If you do not intend to issue awards in your department this term, please sign item IV and return date to Girls* Vice-Principal. I.

Awards vary in type and in requirements. A.

Certificate of Merit award, insignia or Special

Attendance award. B,

Fulfillment of requirements according to individual

policy of each club.

In some clubs the sponsor will wish to

make the selection and, in others the sponsor and the club members will select together.

27 II.

Procedures were decided upon at recent meeting. On account ofthe large number of pupils involved in the

total school program,, it has been necessary to make limitations. A.

To limit the issuance of awards at the Lower Grade

Assembly to outstanding pupils in the B8 grade; to limit the issuance of awards at the Upper Grade Assembly to outstanding pupils in the A9 grade. (Exception: special awards to pupils of other grades in departments such as music, art). B.

To distribute awards to other pupils through Home­


To publish in the Daily Bulletin a list of outstand­


ing pupils in the B8 and A9 grades and in special departments. III.

The following information is necessary.

Please fill in

blanks and return to Girls1 Vice-Principal Thursday: A.

Certificates of award (to be provided by office). 1. 2. 3.


Number of pupils receiving these at Lower Grade Assembly.


Number of outstanding pupils receiving these at Upper Grade Assembly.


Number of Special Awards (Music, Art) In Lower Grade Assembly.



Number of Special Awards (Music, Art) in Upper Grade Assembly.__________________ _____ _


Number of outstanding pupils receiving these in Homeroom.

____ _

Insigma (to be provided by each sponsor according

to established practices).





Number of outstanding pupils receiving these at Lower Grade Assembly.


Number of outstanding pupils receiving these at Upper Grade Assembly.


Number of Special Awards (in Music, Arts) in Lower Grade Assembly.


Number of Special Awards (in Music, Arts) in Upper Grade Assembly.


Number receiving Special Awards through Homeroom.


T o t a l .......................... ...

Special Attendance Award. 1.

Number of B8's

Receiving award.


Number of A9*s

receiving award.


Number of other pupils receiving award through Homeroom.


T o t a l ..................................

I will _ _ _

will not _____ be issuing awards this term.


Teachers of English

Sponsors: Title: Length:

American Legion Auxiliary Department of California

“Our Privileges and Responsibilities as Future Citizens. Essays shall not exceed 500 words in length.


All pupils of junior high schools, known as Group No. 2 and of senior high schools, known as Group No. 3 shall be eligible to compete.

29 Awards:

The American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Calif., shall give the following prizes: High School:

Group No. 2, Junior

First Prize $50.00; Second Prize $25.00

Group No. 3* Senior High School:

First Prize $50.00;

Second Prize $25.00. Deadline Date:

The essays must he completed and returned to

Miss Seymour by Rules:

Adopted at the department Convention in Los Angeles, September, 194-8. 1.

Subjects are to be announced to pupils and set time

allowed by the teachers for research work.

Essays are to be

written in longhand, in the classroom. 2.

Teachers are to select 15 best essays from each

class and return them to Miss seymour with no grade or correc­ tions or name on same.

Essays are to be numbered and carry

the name of the school. 3.

The scoring below will be used by the Auxiliary

committee in judging the essays. guide in choosing the best essays.

Teachers may use this as a However, do not write any

scores on essays. A.



Choice of subject matter (1)

Originality, 25 points


Relation to topic, 25 points

Organization of subject matter

S core—


_ _




Unity, 10 points (Avoid irrelevent matter,)


Emphasis, 10 points


Good proportion and arrangement of parts in relation to im­ portance, 10 points

Student* s Score


Correct Usage (1)

Choice of words, 10 points (free from hackneyed expressions)


Effective sentences, 10 points (correct grammar, spelling and punctuation)


Total ............. AMERICAN LEGION AWARD This is an award given by an American Legion Post to the outstanding boy and the outstanding girl of the school.


main award is a bronze medal, and certificates are given to the 3 to 5 runners-up. Students are recommended for this award on the basis of outstanding Honor, Service, Scholarship, Courage, and leader­ ship.

The award is held to A9 Students. The nominations and recommendations are confident, and

in no case is a student to know until final announcements are

released from the Principals office whether he or she has been recommended or rejected as a candidate. Nominations and recommendations are made by the teachers of A9 students and by the students and by the student council of the school. AMERICAN LEGION DEPARTMENT AMERICANISM ESSAY CONTEST AMERICANISM PROGRAM 7th, 8th, 9th GRADES Subject title shall b e :

"The Signing of the Declaration of

Independence." Length:

Essay shall not exceed 500 words in length.


All pupils in Junior High School (7th, 8th, 9th

grades) known as Group No. 2 shall be eligible to com­ pete . Awards:

First Prize, $100.00 cash and an Americanism certifi­


Second Prize, $50.00 cash and an Americanism

certificate. Rules:

Adopted at the


Department Convention in Long Beach,

August 15 through 17, 1949. 1.

All teachers must he provided with a copy of the rules.


Subjects to be announced to students and a set time allowed by teachers for research work. to be written in longhand,

Essays are

in the class room.

Teachers to select 15 best essays from each group and hand to Unit Chairman with no grade or correc­ tions, or name on same.

Essays are to be numbered

and carry the name of the school. 3*

Units must select three capable persons from three different professions or grades in their communities to act as Judges.

Essays to be judged at a set time

with equal consideration for all essays submitted. 4.

District Chairman must select three capable persons from different professions or trades in District to act as Judges.

Essays to be judged at a set time

with equal consideration for all essays submitted. 5. The Judges must not be related to the contestant. 6.

All essays must grade 'JO or better before they can compete for a prize.


Each District Chairman shall make a copy of the winning essays in her District for District files.


Schools shall be contacted not later than the month of September or the first week in October.


It shall be the responsibility of the Unit Chairman to see that her name and address is placed on essay rules before they are placed in schools, thus en­ abling the schools to get in touch with the Chairman if the need should arise.

The essays MUST BE judged according to the attached


Essays submitted shall become the pro­


Teachers of English Rules for Brotherhood Essay Contest Sub.iect of Essay: 2.

"What Brotherhood Means to Me."

Maximum length of Essay; 300

Essays should not exceed



Time limit:



Contest opens Monday and closes Friday. All students attending Lafayette Junior

High School (included in list of five junior and five senior high schools). B.

Prizes. 1.

Three prizes in Junior High School Education Division and three in Senior High School Education Division.


Individual prizes in each Division. a.

1st prize, a beautiful gold wrist watch suitably engraved.



2nd prize, a $2^.00 merchandise order.


3rd prize, a $10.00 merchandise order.

Essential information required. 1.

Name of contestant



School and grade.


Address and telephone number.

Teachers' are asked: 1.

To encourage pupils to enter the contest.


To assist pupils.


To see that all requirements

are fulfilled.


To check essays for form and



To return essays to Miss Seymour. P. T. A. AWARD To help promote the P. T. A. membership drive, prizes

are offered to the students and Home Room Groups who bring in the greatest number of new members. A major prize is offered the girl and the boy who bring in the greatest number of subscriptions. A banner is presented to the Home Room that brings in the first 100 per cent memberships.

This banner is displayed

in the winning Home Room for the full semester. A special assembly is given for all 100 per cent Home Rooms.

35 BELL SCHEDULE Warning . . ........................ . . . . .


Home r o o m ................................. .


Period I

8:40 - 9:29

Period I I ..................................

9:34- -10:23


10:23 -10:35

Period I I I ....................... * . . . .

10:40 -11:29

Period IV

11:34 -12:23


12:23 - 1:10

Play B e l l ..................................... 12:23 Warning Bell

. • *



Period V

1:17 - 2:06

Period V I ..................................


2:11 - 3*00

BULLETINS Daily bulletins are placed in each teacherfs mail box every morning.

Bulletins contain important information for

both students and teachers.

Teachers are expected to read

and discuss with students all information listed for them.

36 BULLETIN NOTICE This notice is to appear under date of____ for Pupils* section____________; Teachers* section

Teacher*s signatures

Notices must be in Mrs, Mills* box not later than 1:30 p. m. Lafayette Junior High School— Los Angeles* California

37 SCHOOL CALENDAR September 12, 1949— January 27? 1950 DATES


1st Week Sept. 12 13

School opening Hospitality

B7 and A7

14 15

16 2nd Week Sept. 19


Faculty Meeting


Installation (Period II Assemblies)


A9 Orientation


B7 Girls Party (Gym) Periods V-VI

3rd Week Sept. 26 27

A9 elections Period V.

Faculty Meeting

28 29

Motion Picture, B7 (III