CHS Library - Visiting and Using the Library

Visiting the Library

The following is a list of rules that all student must observe while in the Library. Violations of any of these rules may result in the loss of Library Privileges.

 

CONDUCT:

The Library is a place of quiet study. Students are expected to observe the Rules of Conduct as stated in the Student Handbook. Students must sign into the library with their student ID number. 

 

STUDY HALL PASS PROCEDURE:

Passes to visit the library during study hall are written by the study hall teacher. Each teacher has their own procedures for signing out of study hall. Students must sign in to the library when they arrive. Students from study hall not arriving to the library promptly may face consequences from their teacher.  The number of students from each study hall will be limited based on library capacity . 

 

TEACHER-ISSUED PASSES:

Subject teachers may issue written passes to students for their specific library-related assignments and only during their actual class period. Students must sign the sign-in sheet when they enter the library and show the pass to the librarian. Substitute teachers MAY NOT issue passes to students. Substitute teachers MAY NOT bring classes to the library unless they have permission from the librarian.

 

FREE PERIODS/LUNCH:

Students may come to the library during an unassigned period. They must sign in on the sign-in computer when they enter the library. Occasionally, as a result of scheduling, capacity, staffing, or  class use, the library may limit the number of students admitted during free periods. Students may come to the library during their lunch period. Students wishing to eat lunch should get a library pass before their lunch period. After they have eaten lunch in the cafeteria, they can show the pass to a cafeteria duty teacher and then proceed to the library. The librarians may write passes from the library to lunch.

Period 9 usage - (effective Dec. 2018) Due to the unique nature of period 9, and the hundreds of students without a period 9 class, new procedures are being instituted for students wishing to use the library during period 9. Students must obtain a laminated pass from the administrator on duty in the cafeteria, during lunch periods. Passes are also available in the library until 1:45 pm each day.  Passes will be distributed evenly over the three lunch periods.  Students must turn it in to the staff member on duty upon arrival and sign in electronically.   Students wishing to hang out or athletes waiting for practice or a bus may wait in the cafeteria. 

 

FOOD/DRINK:

Food, gum and drinks are strictly prohibited in the library. Bottled water is allowed.

Borrowing Procedures

PRINT MATERIALS:

Materials may be borrowed for a period of two weeks. Students may borrow up to 4 items.

 

RENEWALS:

If materials are needed for more time, they can be borrowed for two additional weeks, provided no other requests for those items are received.

 

CHROMEBOOKS & WIFI HOTSPOTS:

Thanks to a funding initiative from Achieve Foundation, As of Spring 2019, we now offer Chromebooks and Wifi Hotspots for  student's home use for a grading quarter at a time.  This year's applications are lime green and can be picked up in the guidance office or the library.  We have 24 of each device available on a first come first served basis. A waiting list will be created if necessary. 

LAPTOPS:

We now offer older model Dell laptops for student borrowing, once a Laptop Use form is completed and signed by the student, a parent/guardian and a CHS Administrator or counselor. Laptops are issued with a charging cord, and circulate for two weeks at a time. The laptops are not meant to be used in school, but are meant for students who have limited or no access to a computer at home, to be able to do homework or complete online assignments. 

 

FINES:

Payments will be collected for overdue, lost and/or mutilated books/items. Only cash payment is accepted at this time. This is a Board of Education Policy.

 

For print Items taken out for two weeks at a time- $.10 per day

For print  Items taken out overnight- $1.00 per day

 

Lost/Damaged materials – value of the item plus any overdue fines. Books become lost after not returning them for 90 days.

 

Lost/broken Study Hall or Lunch pass - $5.00

 

If a student has overdue books and/or an outstanding fine of $10.00 or more, he/she may not take out any books until his/her account is cleared.

 

As per the CHS student Handbook, seniors may have end-of-year activities withheld from them, including but not limited to:  not able to obtain a parking permit, not able to purchase prom tickets, or not receiving diplomas or transcripts, etc.

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Information last updated: January 6, 2019