Issuance of Textbooks
All books will be barcoded and circulated through the Gateway High School Media Center using the management software, Destiny. Destiny has been implemented throughout Osceola County Schools and tracks student textbook information.
Textbooks are issued to students. Students must have an Gateway High identification card to check out textbooks. Students may log in to their Destiny accounts through the Media Center home page or ClassLink using their username and password to view current check outs and obligations.
At the end of the class term/year, each textbook will be scanned as it is returned to the textbook room in building 7 room 105A. Students should listen to the name being stated and confirm that the textbook was assigned to the appropriate person.
The textbook tracking system will provide the obligation list.
Fines will be issued for damage textbooks per the severity. Students should report textbook damage immediately. Students who have misplaced their textbook may check in Textbook room 7-105A or log into their Destiny account to see if it has been returned; otherwise the student is responsible monetarily for the loss of the textbook. The Gateway barcode on the spine of the textbook is unique and it must be recognizable at the time of return. If NO BARCODE IS VISIBLE, the student will be assessed the replacement value of the textbook.
Students are NOT allowed to share lockers. If a locker has been forcibly opened, report the damage and/or textbook theft to room the front office immediately.
Students must report a locker theft within 24 hours to the Administrator in charge of lockers and to a School Resource Officer who will require the student to complete a written complaint.
Students SHOULD NOT leave assigned textbooks in classrooms.
Students are expected to meet financial obligations to the school for such items as lost textbooks, uniforms, fundraiser items, etc. Students must meet their current obligations before they will be allowed to purchase parking permits, yearbooks, tickets to special events, participate in graduation ceremonies, etc. Obligation lists are maintained in Student Finance.
According to Florida Statue, Chapter 1006.42:
"Each parent of a student is liable for any loss or destruction of, or unnecessary damage to, the instructional materials or for failure of the student to return the instructional materials, and shall pay for such loss, destruction, or unnecessary damage as provided by law."
"The failure to collect such sum by the principal may result in the suspension of the student from participation in extracurricular activities."
TEXTBOOK CONTACT: MS. JASMIN NUNEZ AT JASMIN.NUNEZ@OSCEOLASCHOOLS.NET