Policies & Procedures
PLEASE KEEP FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
Coming, Going or Missing School - it all goes through the Attendance Office
Absences: All absences MUST be Verified by an adult either by calling into the 24-hour Absence line 949-459-8257 or emailed to RSMAttendance@svusd.org a note may also be given at the attendance window first thing in the morning the day the student returns to school.
Tardy: Students arriving after the late bell should have a note stating the reason for the late arrival or they must be accompanied by a parent to the Attendance Window. Coming to school late from a doctor, dentist or feeling ill are excused; oversleeping, doing homework, or getting a late start will not be excused unless the reason for the late was out of the students control. Students arriving late without a note or parent may receive a consequence.
Early Dismissals: Students wanting to leave early from school should bring a note from parent to the attendance window with the time the parent is intending to pick the student up from school. The student will then be given an Early Dismissal note which allows them to leave class and be waiting in the office for parent to sign them out. These early dismissal notes are very important as the student may often be in P.E. or an assembly, etc. and be difficult to reach. Remember to always bring your I.D. as you will be asked to show it before signing out your student.
Independent Study: If you know that your student will be missing 5 or more days, a note should come to the Attendance office requesting an Independent Study. This needs to be done at least one week in advance of the week of absence. For absences less than 5 days, student will complete assignments given by each teacher in Google Classroom. If you have any questions regarding Independent Study or extended absences please call the Attendance office for clarification.
Homework When Absent Due to Illness: When students are out due to illness they will have 2 additional days to complete assignments for every day of absence. Assignments will be gotten from each teachers Google Classroom. Students can email teachers for any paper work they may need and ask for it be sent to the front office for pick up by parent.
Delivery of Items Forgotten at Home: When dropping off forgotten items at school parents need to come into the office and fill out our paging list. Students will be paged to the office to pick up the item during snack or lunch. Please make sure items have a first and last name on them.
Cell Phones: All cell phones are to remain off all day “Bell to Bell, No Cell” Please do not text message your student during school hours. Students may receive consequences for using their phones in class when not authorized by their teacher. See the student planner for the list of consequences for cell phone infractions. Messages to students can go through the office. Students are allowed to use the phone in the office at any time if they need to contact you.
Health Office: When students are not feeling well at school they should ask their teacher for permission to go to the Health Office. They will absolutely be allowed to call parent from there. Please encourage them not to use their cell phone to call from outside the Health Office. It is always best if our Health Clerk is aware your child is not well and it is less disruptive to the classroom when parent arrives to pick the student up.
Messages from Parent to Student: You may if necessary call the office to leave a message for your student we will do our best to get the message to your student. Remember “Bell to Bell No Cell”!
ABSENCE LINE NUMBER 949-459-8257
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.
Our goal is to not play ‘Gotcha’ with our dress code. We hope to teach our students how to dress for success by choosing the right standard for the right occasion, and if needed, to remind them that all choices have consequences. Successful people choose their dress to support the occasion... not to gather personal attention. At RSM, our “occasion,” or focus, is learning in a safe and orderly school environment.
Students who wear clothing that disrupts the learning environment or presents a possible safety hazard are given an initial warning. Additional violations of the dress code will result in progressive disciplinary action which may include campus beautification and detention.
State law and school board policy requires RSM to have a reasonable dress code for two primary reasons:
Examples of clothing creating safety concerns include, but are not limited to:
Footwear that is unsafe for student play and/or learning
Jewelry and/or sharp pointed accessories that are unsafe for student play and/or learning
Masks or hoods that could conceal a student’s identity
Clothing or accessories that give students a group identity in order to intimidate or exclude others
Keeping the learning environment free from disruption
Clothing or accessories displaying language, logos, slogans, words, or pictures promoting or depicting alcohol, tobacco, drugs, profanity, violence, or sexual connotations is not permitted.
Clothing or accessories which references or displays sexual connotations, sexist, racist, vulgar, or hate messages.
Clothing or accessories with any derogatory message directed towards any person or group is prohibited.
Shirts must have straps and completely cover the midriff. 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 mid thigh.
Sleepwear and blankets are not permitted on campus or in the classroom.
Any type of writing or drawing on oneself is not permitted.
As trends change, administration reserves the right to amend the dress code policy as needed. School Administrators also reserve the right to make exceptions for specific school activities.
- Speed limit is 10 miles per hour.
- No cell phone use while driving in the parking lot.
- Traffic is one-way only.
- Enter from the North driveway (across from Fundadores).
- Exit at the south driveway (across from Via Honesto).
- Do not enter or exit from middle driveway. This is for bus traffic only!
Before School Hours
- You may drop off students within the parking lot, but it is preferable you drop them off elsewhere to avoid traffic congestion.
- Do not drive down the side parking lots. U-turns are dangerous and these lots are reserved for staff parking only.
During School Hours
- You may park in the yellow zone right in front of the school, but not past 2:30 PM as this is for bus parking.
- You may park in the Visitor spots or in any unmarked stall.
After School Hours
- Please adhere to the above general rules.
- Do not access the parking lot via the south exit after the parking lot has been closed.
- The parking lot is closed until the last bus leaves (chain will be removed from North entrance).
- It is highly recommended you make prior arrangements with your child on a pick-up spot, preferably a block or two away from the school. Traffic is heavy and this will ease congestion.
- Please be aware of all parking signs on the streets. We are not liable for tickets given when you park in a no parking zone.
- Please avoid picking up or dropping off students on private property, such as in the surrounding developments.