Student Handbook

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LOS ALISOS INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

SCHOOL HANDBOOK

2018-2019

Section 1: Attendance

Section 2: Lobo Life

Section 3: Guidance / Academics


ATTENDANCE PROCEDURES

24-Hour Attendance Hotline—949-586-4958

Please be sure to call the 24-Hour Hotline each day when your student is absent.

Punctuality and regular attendance are fundamental to a successful learning experience and a strong work ethic. Every absence results in an instructional loss to students and a financial loss to the school district. Parents/guardians are requested to call the school before 9:00 a.m. each day the student is absent.  Reporting absences may be done on our 24-hour ATTENDANCE LINE at (949) 586-4958.  Please leave the student's name, grade, date, and reason for absence. If a phone call cannot be made, students should report to the Attendance Clerk upon their return with a note from the parent.  If an absence is not cleared within three school days, students are considered truant and may receive disciplinary action. Students are responsible for all assignments and lessons given during absences. Students are not allowed to participate in after school activities on the day they are absent. This includes dances, sporting events, etc.

Types of Absences/Tardies

Per the State of California, doctor/dentist appointments, illness, pre-planned school business, and bereavement are the only excused reasons for absences or tardies. Please remember that even an “excused” reason does not allow schools to be reimbursed and we lose state funds for every absence, except for those on Independent Study Contracts. Students are allowed to make up missed work for excused absences. Per board policy, students have 2 days to make up work for each day absent.

Per California State Law, vacation/trips (not covered under an Independent Study Contract), sports, babysitting, transportation breakdown, oversleeping, completing homework, missing the bus, truancy, suspension, family celebrations, etc. are unexcused tardies/absences and may receive consequences.  

AFTER ACCUMULATING 14 DAYS OF EXCUSED ABSENCES, A DOCTOR’S NOTE IS REQUIRED.

Policy for Late Arrivals to School

When students are tardy, they must bring a note from a parent / guardian explaining the reason to the Attendance Clerk in the front office.  Unexcused tardies or failure to report to Attendance will result in School Service. After five unexcused tardies, parents will be contacted, and after 8 tardies, an attendance contract will be assigned and a parent meeting will be set up.  This will reset at the end of each trimester. 

Early Dismissal from School

Students leaving school during the day (for any reason) must bring a note stating the student’s full name and the time and reason for the early dismissal.  The note must be brought to the Attendance Clerk before school.  This will save time and will also help to inform teachers that your student will not be in class.  The student will receive an “Early Dismissal Slip.”  This slip must be shown to the classroom teacher at the time of dismissal to allow the student to report to the Attendance Office.  A parent or guardian with identification must come to the main office to sign the student out.  Students will not be allowed to walk home to meet a parent for an appointment or walk to their scheduled appointment from school.

P.E. Excuses

Parental notes for P.E. excuses are accepted for a maximum of three days. After three days, a doctor's note is required. P.E. excuses are handled in the following manner:

       1 day to 3-week excuse – student must dress, but will be excused from activity.

       4 weeks and beyond – one of the following:

-Remain in class and observe                        -Reassigned as a teacher’s aide                        -Assigned to the library

Requests for Homework

Students will be held accountable for all assignments and lessons given during absences.  In cases of extended absence (3 or more days), assignments may be requested on the 24-hour Attendance line or with the Attendance Clerk.  Please call before 9:00 a.m. to allow time to have materials ready for pick-up after school between 3:30-4:00 p.m.  Teachers’ websites may also provide information on current assignments/homework.  If a student is truant from class or school, the teacher will determine if the missed work may be submitted for credit.  See “Independent Study Contract” for planned absences of five or more days.

Independent Study Contract

Students who expect to miss school for FIVE or more consecutive days due to personal business should contact the Attendance Clerk TWO weeks in advance of the planned absence. Arrangements can then be made to place the student on an Independent Study Contract so the student’s academic program is not interrupted and the school can be reimbursed for their absence. To receive credit, the student must complete all the assignments from each class and MUST turn them in to the Attendance Clerk on the first day back to school.

 


LOBO LIFE

ABCOS

Through our Positive Behavior Intervention Supports, we have created ABCOS.  ABCOS is a recognition program that celebrates our students who are successful participants at Los Alisos.  Students may be recognized as an ABCOS student every trimester by earning only As, Bs, Cs, Os or Ss on their report card.  We hold special celebrations to recognize these students every trimester.  All 7th graders who earn ABCOS in trimester 3 will be recognized at the beginning of their 8th grade year.

ASB Cards

All students are encouraged to purchase an ASB card for $10.00. With the purchase of an ASB card, each student will receive discounts on activities and dances. The cost of the ASB card also helps defray the cost of dances, student assemblies, lunchtime activities, PBIS awards and much more.

Assemblies

Los Alisos sponsors assemblies and dances for students. Assemblies include multi-media motivational programs, cultural and dramatic presentations, and plays. These assemblies are meant to connect students to the school as well as teach them valuable lessons.

Awards

Using Los Alisos’s 3 R’s as a guide, teachers nominate exemplary students for the Student of the Month award every month.

Every year, we host the 8th Grade Awards Ceremony where students are recognized by teachers for exemplary performance, perfect attendance, model citizenship, and more.

Students maintaining a 4.0 for the year are awarded a trophy at the end of the school year.  Students receiving a cumulative 4.0 throughout seventh and eighth grades are inducted to the Lobo Honor Society.  This award is received during the eighth grade Awards Ceremony.  The 4.0 awards are assessed through the 3rd trimester Progress Report.  

Bell Schedule**NEW THIS YEAR**

Here at Los Alisos, students are enrolled in six classes (some have 7) that rotate daily in addition to a Homeroom Class.  Students always begin with Homeroom, and then they rotate through the other classes throughout the day.  The last page of the Binder Minder calendars out which period each day begins with.  This year, there will be a few changes to the bell schedule.  In an effort to keep students moving during passing period and refrain from stopping to talk, we will be reducing the passing periods from five minutes to four minutes. We also see the importance of a break during the day, so we will be implementing SNACK this year.  It is important for students to have this nutrition time to help them stay focused throughout the day.

Clubs

New this year, students will be able to form curricular, non-curricular and service clubs.  Clubs will be approved twice per year, during September/October, and again in January.  Clubs are formed through an application process that is initiated by students.  We encourage all students to take advantage of joining a club that will help them pursue their passions and interests, whether it be academically related or not.  All clubs MUST have a staff member as an adviser. 

CJSF

LAIS is a part of the California Junior Scholarship Federation (CJSF).  Membership is based on a point system and good citizenship.  Their motto is “Scholarship for Service.”  Students who qualify may become members after receiving their final trimester grades.  More information may be found on the school website under “Activities.”

Communicating Through Social Media

We will be using the REMIND app again this year to send out important reminders.  If you would like to receive these reminders, please text @rfreda to the phone number 81010.  This will enroll you into this year’s group of parents receiving reminders.  Keep in mind that we redo the group every year, so you will need to send this text even if you were part of the group last year. Also, we will be sending updates on the exciting things we do at Los Alisos through our Twitter and Instagram pages.  Follow us on Twitter @lobos_pack and on Instagram: los.alisos.lobos 

Community Liaison

We are very lucky to have a community liaison working in our front office for most of the day.  This person is here to create a bridge for our parents who are unclear on the policies and procedures here at Los Alisos. 

Dances

School-wide dances are scheduled throughout the year and may be attended by Los Alisos students only. Students must submit a permission slip signed by the parent/guardian in order to purchase a ticket. Ticket sales begin days prior to the dance and will not be sold after lunch on the day of the dance. Tickets are not available for purchase at the door. The Los Alisos dress code is to be followed for all school dances. In order to attend dances, students must:

1.     Maintain a 1.50 average GPA

2.     Have no more than one “U” in citizenship

3.     Have no school fines (library, textbooks, etc.)

4.     Maintain an acceptable standard regarding the school code of conduct and attendance and not be on a behavior contract

5.     Attend a minimum of 4 periods the day of the dance

Deliveries to the Office

Intermediate School students need to be Responsible for remembering to bring everything they need to school. In the event a forgotten item needs to be dropped off at the office, every effort will be made to notify the student. There is no guarantee. This is a courtesy. When dropping off an item, there is a form that will need to be completed with the student’s name and an item description. The form must then be given to a member of the office staff. It is not appropriate to drop off any items that distract students from learning. When dropping off food, please be sure to only deliver it for your own student. If you have a question about appropriate items for school, please call the front office.

English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)

Members of this committee include the School Principal, Assistant Principal, Community Liaison, ELD coordinator and all Parents of Limited English Students.  Meetings are held in the Los Alisos MPR to inform parents about important events happening at school and to help parents support their students, who are limited in English, to be successful.  All meetings are conducted in English and Spanish.

Friday Emails

Principal emails are sent out every Friday to provide families with current information about Los Alisos including such things as the school calendar, upcoming events and other school related items. Those who have an email address to the school will automatically receive these emails in English and Spanish.

Fundraisers

Each fall, Los Alisos students raise money for student body activities by selling magazine subscriptions, cookie dough or participating in the Step-It-Up fundraiser. Family and friends are asked to support our school programs by participating in these fundraisers.  Students are recognized in their efforts with a. large party/celebration.

Illness at School

If students become ill at school, they are to request permission from the teacher to report to the health office.  If a student is too ill to remain at school, a parent/guardian will be asked to come for the student.  Under no circumstances should students use their cell phones to call their parent to come for them and leave the premises without the school’s knowledge. Ill students may not walk home, even with parent permission.  Parents are requested to list the names of two other persons on the emergency card who have permission to pick up their child in the event that they cannot come themselves.  Students will not be permitted to leave campus with any adult unless they have identification that matches the emergency contact names on record.

Homeroom

Students report to homeroom at the beginning of each day. At Los Alisos, students watch our morning news created by our video elective each morning to see the daily announcements. Any students arriving late to school should report to the attendance window with a note from the parent/guardian.

Library

The Los Alisos’ library's mission is to enhance the lives of our students by providing access to information while promoting reading and literacy. The library is open for student use during regular school hours, including lunch, as well as after school for a one-hour study hall. Students must have their student ID in order to check out any items in the library. Chromebooks can be checked out for use in the library only. In order to maintain a clean facility, food, gum, candy, etc. is not allowed in the library. Students are responsible for all materials checked out and are expected to demonstrate appropriate behavior while using the library. 

Lost and Found

Each year we accumulate dozens of lost jackets, sweaters, etc. Please mark all such clothing with the student’s name so we may return items to the proper owners. Students are discouraged from wearing expensive jewelry to school or bringing large amounts of cash. Lost articles such as books, binders and clothing may be claimed in the school library. Expensive items that are lost (such as cell phones, wallets, or money) are held in the front office. Unclaimed items are donated to a charity at the end of each trimester.

Lunch Program

Our Food Service Department is dedicated to serving the highest quality meals to our students. Our creative team researches and taste tests new recipes often. We continue to update our menus and try to include whole grains and a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables whenever possible.  A free and reduced breakfast and lunch is available for students who qualify. Information regarding this program is mailed during the summer. Please visit the district website if you would like to create an electronic account. If you have any questions regarding our lunch program, please contact the Nutrition Center (949) 830-4030.

MUN

MUN is a wonderful chance for your student to participate in a program which is designed to introduce students to the operation and structure of the United Nations while providing them with an opportunity to actively learn about world cultures and debate issues of international importance.  Students will actively participate in conflict resolution, public speaking, and coalition building in addition to making new friends and being exposed to new ideas.

Parent Teacher Organization (PTSA)

The newly formed Los Alisos PTSA is a very active support group on campus.  The PTSA has its annual membership drive in September and elections for officers are held in the spring.   The PTSA serves the school in a variety of ways from sponsorship of school activities to representing Los Alisos on school and district committees. Our PTSA fundraises and sponsors the 8th Grade Promotion Carnival and Clap Out.  Your support is greatly encouraged.

P.E. Clothes

Students are required to wear a uniform for P.E.   The Los Alisos P.E. uniform is available for purchase at registration. Replacement uniforms are available throughout the year. Lockers are loaned to students to store P.E. attire during the week and to lock up valuables during P.E. class. Students are responsible for keeping their P.E. uniforms clean and mended. Any loss of property during P.E. is not the responsibility of Los Alisos.

PBIS (Pawsitive Behavior Intervention Supports)

Los Alisos Intermediate School implements the core features of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. PBIS, a multi-tiered system of support for achieving desired student outcomes, is a set of core features that guides the integration of scientifically based practices for improving academic and behavior outcomes for all students. Los Alisos initiated the PBIS Program many years ago and is currently participating in the Sustainability Training with its school team.  Be prepared to earn Pawsitives that you can “spend” on prizes whenever a teacher sees you doing something right.

Promotion Carnival and Clap Out

Our PTSA helps us celebrate students who qualify to promote to 9th grade by organizing and running the 8th Grade Promotion Carnival.  All 8th graders who are not on district behavior contracts and who have earned the necessary GPA to promote will be invited to attend this very special event.  This carnival is followed by a CLAP OUT at noon where 7th graders and parents go on the field to clap the students out to high school.

School Site Council

The Los Alisos School Site Council is made up of administrators, teachers, parents, and students.  The Site Council assumes the responsibility of overseeing the planning, monitoring, and evaluation of the School Improvement Plan and the monitoring of the School Improvement budget.

Textbooks

Students are responsible for textbooks issued to them even if they are lost or stolen.  Charges for damaged or lost books are to be cleared by the library personnel.  Yearbooks will not be released and textbooks for the following year will not be issued until all fines are cleared.

Uniform Complaint Procedures

The District has primary responsibility to comply with applicable state and federal laws and regulations governing educational programs. The district shall investigate any complaints alleging failure to comply with such laws and/or alleging unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying, and shall seek to resolve those complaints in accordance with the district complaint procedures. (BP1312.3)

Yearbooks

Most students decide to purchase their own copy of the yearbook. The yearbook is sold at registration and during the year.  It is distributed at the end of the school year.


GUIDANCE / ACADEMICS  

Academic Accountability Program

To help encourage our students to develop the study and work completion habits they will need to be successful both now, and in the future, we have established the Academic Accountability Program (AAP). Every week students are given a “second” chance to complete homework assignments that were due during the week.  This program called Academic Accountability, or AAP, was established to help encourage our students to develop the study and work completion habits they will need to be successful both now and in the future. This program is designed to assist students who do not complete and turn in required class or homework assignments.  Students with incomplete/missing assignments will be assigned AAP from 3pm – 4pm on the Friday of the week they have missing or incomplete assignments due.  During AAP, students will be given the opportunity to complete all of their missing/incomplete assignments under the supervision of certificated teachers and tutors.  Failure to attend an assigned AAP will result in disciplinary consequences.  This is NOT an after-school detention or punishment, but it IS mandatory.  Holding all students academically accountable is a primary goal for our entire staff. 

Homework

At Los Alisos, homework is assigned regularly. Homework means more than just doing the assignment; it means studying each subject on a regular basis. It is a part of classroom instruction intended to reinforce student understanding and mastery of concepts in the various subjects.

The daily amount of time required for completing homework varies from subject to subject and depends upon each student’s individual work habits and abilities.  A minimum time you should expect to spend on homework each day is approximately 90 minutes. If   students are consistently having difficulties completing homework, parent/guardians should email or meet with individual teachers for assistance.

Most teachers maintain a web site that lists homework assignments and other important information.  This resource may be accessed via the Los Alisos web page.  Parents are requested to make homework a priority in the home and to set aside a regular time each day for students to complete work. Students will be more successful if homework is monitored by parents, older siblings, or at least looked over when completed.

Promotion / Retention

The Saddleback Valley Unified School District Intermediate School promotion requirements state that to be promoted for 7th or 8th grade, a student must:

  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 1.5 in all classes
  • Earn at least a 1.0 GPA in English and Math during the year
  • Fail no more than 3 courses during the school year 

Progress/Grade Reports

Each trimester Progress and Grade Reports may be viewed and printed from the Family/Student Portal. Parents may check their child's grade online from the Family/Student Portal at any time. For assistance, please contact the Guidance Department. 

Required Materials

Keeping in mind that students will have six different teachers with varying requirements, all students at Los Alisos are required to have the following materials with them at school:

Writing Materials - Each student needs to have at least two pencils, two blue/black pens, and one red pen.Minder Binder

Notebook Paper - Each student should have a supply of three-hole punched, standard rule paper.

The school handbook, must be brought to school every day. It is an important resource where students write down their assignments. The replacement cost for a new Minder Binder is $5.00.

Notebook – Three-ring binder with dividers.

Backpack- No writing is permitted on backpacks

Book - Each student is responsible to bring a reading book for D.E.A.R.

Student ID - Each student must carry his/her ID while on campus.

 


SCHOOL SAFETY

 

Before and After School Hours

Students should plan to be on campus no earlier than 15 minutes before school begins and plan to leave within 15 minutes of the dismissal bell, unless involved in a school sponsored activity. It is the responsibility of the parent to provide transportation within this time frame.  You may reach out to check pricing and availability for a Community Recreation program, Outta Bounds, that uses our facility and is available to assist with after hour needs.  See front office for details.

Closed Campus

Los Alisos is a closed campus and students may not leave the campus for any reason without written parent permission. If a parent/guardian is picking a student up early from school, s/he must bring identification that matches our emergency contact list.  Friends or relatives are not allowed to visit the campus during school hours at any time or for any reason. Also, please note that Los Alisos’ students are not allowed to visit other schools without prior permission from that school’s administration, even after school hours.

Disaster Preparedness

For student safety, various drills are conducted throughout the year.  In the event of an actual disaster, such as a fire an earthquake or a lockdown situation, procedures are in place for all school personnel to follow.  Evacuation from buildings to an open area where students can be accounted for will occur if necessary.  Procedures for releasing students to parents have also been established. During an actual disaster where the Superintendent has approved release of all students, parents and guardians must first report to the Information Station located by the gym.

Medication at School / Health Services

If a student must take medication during school hours, office staff must administer it. A Doctor/Parent Authorization Form is available for this purpose. Both the parent and the doctor need to fill out and sign this form. Medicine brought to school must be in the original bottle or container with the prescription label clearly visible, and this must be brought in by a parent. Students will face disciplinary action if they possess medication. Any student who becomes too ill to remain in the classroom should first report the illness to the teacher or adult on duty for permission to go to the office. We ask that students refrain from contacting their parents with a cell phone.

Insurance

A private insurance company, Myers-Stevens & Toohey & Co. offers an affordable accident policy that gives coverage for regular school sessions and after school activities. The company will also furnish each family with a form listing the benefits covered. Parents will be given the opportunity to buy insurance at the beginning of the year.


SCHOOL RULES

School rules and policies have been established to ensure that all students are provided with an educational environment that supports learning. By working together, we can provide a safe, pleasant and academically rewarding environment in which students can achieve maximum success. Los Alisos has established three school-wide expectations, the Three R’s, as guiding principles for behavior while on campus, and while going to and from school. These three principles form the foundation for all student attitudes and behavior. Each student should practice these principles daily, focusing on the positive benefits they produce. Serrano Intermediate’s three practices are:

·       READIY – Prepared to learn

·       RESPONSIBILITY – Pride in my actions and attitudes

·       RESPECTFUL– Proper behavior towards others

 

Bicycles, Skateboards and Scooters Students may ride bicycles to school as long as they do so in a responsible manner. Skateboards, scooters and wheelies are not allowed on campus and should not be ridden to or from school under any circumstance.  To prevent theft, bicycles must be locked in the fenced bike racks. The bike rack area is locked during the school day.  Every precaution is made to ensure the safety of bicycles parked at Los Alisos during the school day. However, we do not accept financial responsibility should a bicycle be stolen. Bicycles are never to be ridden inside the gates of school, nor in the parking lot. In addition, they should always be walked across the crosswalks and down the sidewalks adjacent to school. STUDENTS ARE REMINDED THAT BY STATE LAW, THEY MUST WEAR A HELMET WHEN RIDING A BICYCLE.

Cell Phones

Bell to Bell No Cell: Students may carry cell phones for emergency purposes, but they must remain powered off during the school day and kept in backpacks.  Exceptions include permission given to students by teachers for educational purposes. Students are permitted to keep their cell phones turned off and in their pockets during lunchtime so that they may put their backpacks down while they play sports. Cell phones should be turned off before going into homeroom. Phones may not be used to “read” books or to listen to music. The phone in the health office may be used to call parents on an “as needed” basis. Students must get teacher permission before coming to the office to use the phone.  Parents should not be calling or texting their children during school hours. Parents need to call the office and we will get their message to their child.

Classroom Teachers Teachers have the authority to develop rules for their individual classrooms. These rules are based on Serrano’s three R’s and the School-wide Behavior Expectation matrix. Copies of each teacher’s classroom expectations as well as the school wide behavior plan will be sent home at the beginning of the school year.

Dangerous Items / Weapons / Imitation Weapons

Knives, sharp objects, guns, firecrackers, stink bombs, explosives are any imitation weapon are either illegal or dangerous, so they are never permitted at school. Simple possession of such materials will be considered a violation of this policy. Possession or use of these items are major violations of school policy and may result in a referral for expulsion

Dress Code

Dress is a form of personal expression that may affect a student’s behavior and self-image. A dress code policy is necessary in order to protect the health and safety of the school environment and to foster student’s success in a positive manner.

Students are expected to show proper attention to personal cleanliness and to wear clothes that are suitable for school activities.  Parents have the primary responsibility for student dress, and we appreciate your support and cooperation in ensuring that student dress does not present health or safety hazards or a distraction that may interfere with student learning at school. 

·Clothing displaying language or logos, slogans, words, or pictures promoting or depicting alcohol, tobacco, drugs, profanity, violence, or sexual connotations is not permitted. Clothing which references or displays sexual references, sexist, racist, vulgar, or hate messages is not permitted. Any derogatory message directed towards any person or group is prohibited.

Shirts must have straps at least 1-inch-wide, and strapless shirts are not permitted. Shirts must completely cover undergarments and the midriff / rib area.  Undergarments should not be visible at any time.  Sheer or cutout tops may only be worn with another top underneath (the torso cannot be exposed).

Shorts, skirts, and dresses must meet or be longer than the tip of the thumb when arms are extended down at the side of the body.

For safety reasons, all shoes must be appropriate for school activity. Sandals (during certain science labs and PE class), high heels, and tennis shoes with wheels are not permitted.

Any hairstyle that directly interferes with student learning is not permitted.

Baseball caps with our school’s colors (blue, grey or white) may be permitted outside for sun/rain protection only.  Hats may not contain print, designs, logos etc. unless they are official school logos or hats. Baseball hats are to be worn with the bill forward and hoods are not to be worn unless it is raining.  Hats may not be worn in the classroom.

Sharp/pointed accessories, pins or belts that are unsafe for student play and are not permitted.

Clothing which displays gang insignia or which could reasonably be construed as gang-related, including but not limited to, initialized belt buckles, gloves, dangling belt below waist level, trench coats, ponchos, pants not worn at waist level, or which are sagging or oversized, hairnets, doo-rags, or bandanas are not to be worn. Long shorts (i.e. shorts to the ankles), any color t-shirt that extends past the finger tips when the hands hang down to the sides, and white socks pulled up above the calf are prohibited. Any combination of clothing which law enforcement agencies currently consider gang related is prohibited. Accessories, which could be considered weapons, such as spiked wrist or ankle bands, spiked rings, spiked belts, spiked gloves, oversized rings or chains of any size, and chains attached to wallets are prohibited. Spikes worn in eye-brows, ears, or any other body part are not acceptable.

As trends change, administration reserves the right to amend the dress code policy as needed in order to keep a safe and orderly school environment, so long that is consistent with this policy.   ***School Administrators reserve the right to make exceptions for specific school activities***

Ethics Policy

Saddleback Valley Unified School District supports a strong Ethics Policy, which deals with students who cheat on tests, class or homework, or plagiarize on assignments. All tests, quizzes, reports, assignments and any school related test are subject to this policy. Cheating includes looking at or copying another student’s paper, or talking during an exam.  Using technology or other sources to get or give others answers is also prohibited. Helping another student cheat on an exam or assignment is also a violation of the Ethics Policy if it has been made clear by the instructors that students are to work on their own. Violation of this policy will result in the following consequences:

1st Offense

1.     Automatic "0” or “F” on the assignment or test.

2.     Teacher contacts parent with details of offense and explains consequences and contract.

3.     Student sent to the assistant principal and referral placed in student file.

4.     Trimester citizenship grade may be lowered in the class where the violation occurred.

5.     Student is placed on probation for the remainder of the school year.

6.     Student signs Ethics Policy Contract, copy goes home for parent signature, and teachers are notified.

7.     If the Ethics Policy violation occurs in a student aide class, the student may be transferred to another elective.

2nd Offense

(Either in the same class as the first offense or the second time the student violates the Ethics Policy during the same school year)

1.     Automatic “0” or “F” on assignment or test.

2.     Trimester academic grade in the class where the second offense occurred will be lowered one grade level. Student assigned "U” in citizenship and work habits in the class where the second offense occurred.

3.     Referral placed in student discipline file and teachers are notified.

4.     Parent conference with assistant principal, student, and teacher.

5.     Student removed from all elected or appointed leadership positions for the remainder of the school year.

6.     If the Ethics Policy violation occurs in a student aide class, the student will be transferred from that class with grade of “F”.

7.     Student will be assigned one day of in-school suspension.

3rd Offense

(Either in the same class as the first or second offenses or the third time the student violates the Ethics Policy during the same school year)

1.     Automatic “0” on assignment or test.

2.     Trimester academic grade in the class where the third offense occurred will be lowered by one grade level. Student assigned a “U” in citizenship and work habits.

3.     Student may be transferred from the class.

4.     Referral placed in discipline file.

5.     Parent conference with assistant principal, student, and teacher.

6.     Student suspended home for 1 day.

Food / Drinks

All food and drinks should be consumed in the lunch area only. Students should finish all their lunch before moving to the blacktop or fields. Food should not be taken into the hallways or classrooms. Water is allowed in the classroom at the discretion of the teacher. Glass bottles and containers are not allowed. We want to promote a well-balanced, healthy child.  In this effort, please refrain from bringing students to school with candy and reinforce our rule that students MAY NOT share food/drinks with any other student on campus.

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