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DCYS Program: Supervision Plan, Curfew, and School Information

Supervision Plan

A supervision plan is sort of a map for getting off probation as quickly as possible. You and your JSO will start with the areas that you need the most help in. You will then set goals to help you to improve. You and your JSO will review your plan regularly to see how you’re doing.

Curfew -

No matter what kind of supervision you are on, your JSO will give you instructions about when you can leave your house and what time you must return. It is important that you be at home by the time of your curfew. Even if you have a curfew, you may not leave the house unless your parent gives you permission and knows where you are going. You may leave the house after curfew if:

You are with a parent or an adult approved by your JSO
OR
Your JSO has given you permission to be out past your curfew

You must call and let us know any time that you leave your house after curfew, or if you are going to be late getting home. The surveillance number is: 785-331-5508. When you call, you need to say who you are, who you are with and where you are going. When you return home, you need to call again and let us know that you are home. Your JSO is the only person who can give you permission to be out after your curfew. The staff person who answers the telephone can only take a message.

Office Visits

It is very important that you attend all appointments with your JSO. Your expectations for office visits are:

  • Come on time – If you are going to be late, call your JSO and let her know. If you are not able to attend, you need to call your JSO to reschedule. This is your responsibility. Do not expect your parent to do this for you.
  • Bring your homework – Your JSO may give you things to work on between appointments. If so, be sure and bring it with you. If you don’t bring it, you will have to complete it when you get here.
  • Be prepared to talk about what’s going on with you
    • What you’re doing well
    • What you need help with
  • Complete the office visit form – You need to complete this form every visit. If your JSO is not in when you come for your appointment, you will still get credit for the office visit.
  • Personal Property – Your JSO may ask you to place any personal items such as your cell phone, keys, purse, etc in a property locker before leaving the lobby area. You will be allowed to keep the key with you so your property is safe.

School

Your officer will let the school know that you are being supervised. They will also check with the school regularly to see how you’re doing. Your expectations for school are:

  • Attendance – You should not be absent from school without an excuse. If you are ill and cannot go to school, you need to call your JSO by 8:30 AM. You are also expected to be on time for all your classes.
  • Grades – You are expected to make at least passing grades in all of your classes. If you are failing any classes, your JSO will require you to put in extra work in order to bring your grades up.
  • Behavior – You should be respectful to the teachers and staff at school at all times. If you are suspended out of school, you are to report to your JSO immediately.

Day Detention School –

If you have behavior or attendance problems at the regular school, the court may order you to attend the Day Detention School. Students who attend the Day School follow a very structured program to help them learn to be more successful students. The teachers at the Day School work for USD 497 and use the same books as the regular school. You will be provided with a manual outlining the day school rules if you are ordered to attend day school by the court. Some things about the Day School are very different from regular public school:

  • You have to be at school every day it is in session. For example, you may not miss school because you are ill. If you are ill you will still come to school. If necessary, you can go to sick bed.
  • You have to ride the bus to and from school every day. You cannot drive yourself. If you miss the bus, your officer will come pick you up if one of your parents can’t bring you. You will be required to stay after school if you miss the bus.
  • While you are attending school, you are locked in. You cannot leave the building without staff help.
  • When you leave school, you are on house arrest. If you are not doing well in school, it may affect your ability to go home on time and your ability to leave your house.

Transition -

While in the Day School, you will be required to meet goals for your behavior and your school work. When you are meeting your goals consistently, you can begin to return to the regular school. When you are ready to transition, your teachers at the Day School will set up a meeting with you, your parents and staff from your home school. Students usually start by transitioning back to the regular school for part of a day. If your behavior and grades at the regular school are acceptable, your time at the regular school will increase until you are back at the regular school full time.