• Media Center Policies


    The Media Center staff assists students and teachers in locating and using print and non-print resources to meet their informational, educational and recreational needs. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to submit requests for new library materials.


    Hours and Use


    ·        The Media Center is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. On Friday, the Media Center closes at 3:40.

    ·        Students may NOT have food and drinks in the Media Center

    ·        Students may come to the Media Center before school and during lunch without a pass. After school, students must be in the Media Center before 3:55 p.m. or they will not be admitted without a pass from their teacher. All other times, students must have a written pass signed and timed by their teacher.

    ·        Students must sign in at the circulation desk upon entering the Media Center and leave his/her pass at the desk. If a student needs to return to class before the end of the period, he/she must check with one of the media staff, sign out and have his/her pass signed.

    ·        During lunch, students are to sign in at the desk and remain in the Media Center for the entire time unless they have permission to leave from one of the media staff. If they leave they must return to the cafeteria.

    ·        The use of ipods, MP3 players, ear buds or cell phones is not permitted in the library.

    ·        The Media Center can accommodate two class groups per period. Small student groups (6 students or less) may be accommodated most of the time in the Media Center. Please check with media staff before sending small groups.

    ·        Teachers who wish to schedule a class in the Media Center should see the media coordinator as soon as possible. They will also need to fill out a Class Visit Planning Form in advance and attach a copy of the assignment. Class visits are usually scheduled for 45 minutes, either the first or last half of the period. If a teacher needs to cancel a scheduled visit, please notify the media staff as soon as possible so that the facilities will be available for other groups. In the event of your absence on a scheduled day in the Media Center, you will need to reschedule rather than send you class with a substitute.


    Checkout Policies


    • Students may check out a maximum of FOUR books. The loan period is THREE weeks and books can be renewed for and additional THREE weeks.
    • With special permission, reference books, special reserve books and back issues of magazines may be taken out for OVERNIGHT use. These materials need to be checked out at the end of fourth period and returned the next day school day by 8:50 a.m.
    • Calculators are offered for semester or year long checkout. A contract must be signed by both the student and his/her parent.
    • Overdue notices will be sent to Success Academy teachers. Students are encouraged to return overdue books as soon as possible.
    • Students are responsible for all lost and damaged media materials.


    Computer Use


    Students must abide by the WSFCS Acceptable Use Policy. Violation of this policy may result in the loss of log-in privileges.

    • Computer use is for instructional and informational purposes ONLY. No gaming, instant messaging or chatting is allowed.
    • Email is limited to instructional purposes
    Additional Services


    • Instruction in the use of library materials, both print and digital.
    • Handouts that instruct students on how to access electronic databases from both school and home.
    • Maintain notebooks containing current teacher research assignments.
    • Printing:
      • 10¢ per page for black and white
      • $1.00 per page for color
    • Limited art supplies for projects are available at the circulation desk.

    Faculty and Staff


    • Ninth Grade Library Orientation conducted through English classes.
    • Instruction in the use of library materials and digital databases.
    • On demand instruction in subject specific research units.
    • Reserving materials for in-library and/or classroom use during research units.
    • Laminating and Poster Making
      • Please put your name and the date needed on each item.
      • Please limit laminating/poster making requests to items needed for classroom demonstrations or displays.


Last Modified on March 7, 2013