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Student Report Form

To be filled out by students regarding student incidents.

FORM HERE

SUSPENSIONS

If a student is suspended, he/she may request work directly from teachers to keep current with the curriculum.  Teachers will give half credit for completed work.

Students who are suspended are not allowed to attend the next school dance.

Rules

School Rules

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 Alcohol

Students may not possess, use, or be under the influence of any alcoholic beverage.

Consequences:

• Minimum two-day suspension

• Mandatory participation in an intervention program

• Notify parents

• Notify Police Department

Second offense:

• Five-day suspension

• Notify parents

• Recommendation for expulsion

• Notify Police Department

Students may not arrange or negotiate to sell, buy or otherwise furnish any alcoholic beverage.

Consequences:

• Five-day suspension

• Mandatory participation in an intervention program

• Notify parents

• Referral to Police Department

• Recommendation for expulsion

 

 Arson

Students may not willfully and maliciously set fire to or burn or cause to be burned or aid, counsel or procure the burning of, any structure, land or property.

Consequences:

• Five-day suspension

• Notify parents

• Notify Fire and Police Departments

• Attempt to gain restitution when appropriate

• Recommendation for expulsion when appropriate

 

 

 Bicycles, Skateboards, Rollerskates/Blades, Scooters

These may not be ridden on the campus at any time. Bikes, skateboards and scooters are to be locked in the bike cage. Please leave the bike cage area when your means of transportation is secured.

Consequences:

• Privileges suspended for one month; notify parents.

• Repeated offenses – privileges suspended for one trimester or longer; notify parents.

 

 Cheating

Cheating is never appropriate and includes:

• Copying homework from others.

• Passing off other’s work as your own.

• Forging a signature.

• Taking answers from others, giving answers to others.

Consequences:

• Receive an “F” on the test or assignment.

• Notify parents, refer to counseling.

Repeated cheating may also result in the following consequences:

• Receive an “F” for that class at the trimester grade.

• Notify parents in all cases.

 

 Dangerous Objects

Students may not possess any firearm*, explosive or other dangerous object. Daggers, knives, switchblade knives, knives with blades that lock, stars, and razors are strictly prohibited. Replicas of a firearm, that would lead a reasonable person to believe it was real, are strictly prohibited. Stink bombs are prohibited by PC 374.

Consequences:

• Up to five-day suspension.

• Notify parents.

• Confiscate item(s).

• Recommendation for expulsion when appropriate.

• Refer to Police Department when appropriate.

* Possession, selling or furnishing of a firearm, and possession of a locking blade and/or blade over 3 inches, requires a mandatory recommendation for expulsion.

 

 

 Disobedience/Defiance

Students shall not disrupt school activities or otherwise defy the valid authority of supervisors, teachers or administrators. Students shall not act in an unruly or disruptive manner or in a way that may endanger other students.

Consequences:

• Minimum one-day teacher detention.

• Possible referral.

• Notify parents.

Repeated offenses:

• Possible one to five days of suspension, depending on the severity and frequency of the misbehavior.

 

 Dress And Appearance

Students are to be well groomed and dressed in a manner, which does not disrupt learning and is not hazardous to the health and safety of others.

Underwear is not to show.

Torsos need to be covered at all times. Be sure that a shirt covers the midriff even when raising a hand to speak.

Pajama bottoms are not to be worn at school.

Good discretion should be used when wearing shorts at school. Be sure you are comfortable enough to bend over in them and feel covered.

Halter and strapless tops are not appropriate for school.

All pants must be able to stay at waist level either on their own or with a belt.

Any apparel, including emblems, buttons or other ornamentation which is suggestive, profane, gang-related or has references to drugs, alcohol or tobacco is not acceptable.

Hats may not be worn in class.

Consequences:

• Student will be asked to change into acceptable clothing.

• Notify parents.

Repeated offenses:

One to five day suspension, notify parents.

 

 

 drugs

Students may not possess, use or be under the influence of any controlled substance or intoxicant during the school day, on school campuses, or at a school-sponsored event.

Consequences:

• Minimum two-day suspension.

• Mandatory participation in an intervention program.

• Notify parents.

• Possible recommendation for expulsion.

• Notify Police Department.

Second offense:

• Five-day suspension, notify parents.

• Notify parents.

• Recommendation for expulsion.

• Notify Police Department.

Students may not arrange or negotiate to sell, buy or otherwise furnish any controlled substance or any intoxicant.

Consequences:

• Five-day suspension.

• Mandatory participation in an intervention program.

• Notify parents.

• Mandatory recommendation for expulsion.

 

 

 Electronic Devices

Electronic devices, including but not limited to MP3 or CD players, pagers, cell phones etc. are to be turned off and out of sight during school hours. Ed Code 48901.5 (a)

Consequences:

• Confiscation of items, to be returned later to a parent or guardian.

• Possible detention.

 

 Extra-curricular Code of Conduct

In order to participate in extra-curricular activities, including but not limited to, sports, school-sponsored clubs, and Student Government, a student must understand and agree to follow the rules below. Any student who does not follow these rules is subject to suspension or removal from the team or organization.

Students must abide by the district policies related to discipline:

a. Any student suspended from school will be removed from any meetings, practices, or sporting events for the 5 school day period after the suspension.

b. Students will not be allowed to compete on the weekend following a suspension.

c. A student will be removed from a team or group for the remainder of the season if they earn three or more referrals.

Students must refrain from using tobacco, alcohol, or illegal drugs on or off campus. Any student caught using these substances will be immediately removed from the team for the remainder of the season.

Students must have regular and prompt attendance at all practices and games, except in the case of illness or when the coach excuses the student.

Students must follow the rules established by the coach, teacher, or director of the program.

Students must represent the school and community through good citizenship and conduct, including but not limited to:

a. Displaying cordial conduct to visiting team members.

b. Displaying good sportsmanship.

c. Respecting the integrity and judgment of athletic officials and avoiding derisive action or words, towards them.

d. Avoiding profanity, vulgarity, and rowdiness, and obscene actions of any nature.

Students must maintain academic eligibility:

a. A student must maintain a 2.0 GPA with no F grades, and no U’s in citizenship each grade check.

b. Grade checks will occur every nine weeks, at each progress report halfway through the semester and at each semester grade report. Eligibility for a team will be based on the grades from the previous period.

c. Students are allowed one nine-week period of probation. If they fail to raise their grades to the appropriate level, they will be ineligible at the next grade-reporting period, and will continue to be ineligible until the grades are raised.

Attendance:

a. Anyone absent from school on game/activity/event day is not eligible to compete/participate. They must be in attendance for at least 4 periods of the day to be eligible for competition.

b. A student who is absent from school will not participate in practice on that day.

c. A student is expected to attend every practice and get permission from their coach/teacher if they cannot make practice.

Students must be able to participate in PE class to be eligible for after school athletics. Any student who is excused from PE by a doctor’s note, will be unable to participate in athletics for the same duration.

 

 

 Fighting/Play Fighting

Fighting, play fighting and rough-housing is strictly forbidden. Students shall not cause, attempt to cause or threaten to cause injury to another person.

Consequences:

• Referral.

• Minimum one-day detention.

• Notify parents.

• One to five days of suspension if student causes, attempts to cause or threatens to cause injury to another person or depending on the severity and frequency of the misbehavior.

• Possible referral to Police.

• Possible recommendation for expulsion.

 

 Harassment

Students shall not engage in harassment, threats, or intimidation that causes the disruption of class work, creates substantial disorder or invades the rights of a student or group of students by creating an intimidating or hostile learning environment.

Consequences:

• Referral.

• Minimum one-day detention.

• Referral to counseling services.

• Notify parents.

• Possible one to five day suspension.

Second offense:

• Possible one to five day suspension, or recommendation for expulsion.

Sexual Harassment

Students shall not sexually harass or commit any act which degrades or discredits fellow pupils or which has a negative impact on an individual’s academic performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive educational environment. Ed Code 48900.2 Section 212.5

Consequences:

• Referral.

• Minimum one-day detention.

• Referral to counseling services.

• Notify parents.

• Possible one to five day suspension.

Second offense:

• Possible one to five day suspension.

• Possible recommendation for expulsion.

 

 

 Hate Crimes

Students shall not cause, attempt to cause, threaten to cause or participate in an act of hate violence. Ed Code 487900.3 subdivision (e) section 33032.5

Consequences:

• One-to five day suspension.

• Notify parents.

• Possible referral to Police.

• Possible referral to SARB for further interventions.

• Possible recommendation for expulsion.

 

 Leaving Class/School

Students may not leave class or school without proper permission. Students leaving class must have a pass and permission from the teacher. Students leaving school must check out through the main office with parent/guardian permission only.

Consequences:

• One hour detention for every portion of an hour missed.

• Notify parents.

Referral to SARB for further interventions if offenses continue.

 

 Profane And Vulgar Acts

Students are not to speak or behave in a profane or vulgar manner.

Consequences:

• Referral, notify parents.

• Possible one to five day suspension.

• Possible recommendation for expulsion.

 

 Prohibited Items

Students may not possess any item that is not necessary for instructional purposes and or may cause a disruption to the learning process or endanger others. These include but are not limited to: drug paraphernalia, matches, water balloons, squirt guns, GUM, firecrackers, lighters, permanent markers, spray cans, chains, spiked jewelry or metal spiked accessories, stink bombs, smoke bombs. Students may not sell things at school, and should not borrow money from students.

Consequences:

• Confiscation of items, notify parents.

• Possible detention, suspension, or expulsion.

 

 

 Public Displays Of Affection

Students will interact with each other in an appropriate manner. Kissing, hugging, hand holding, and other public displays of affection are not appropriate at school. Repeated offenses may result in a referral or suspension.

Consequences:

• Warning.

• Notify parents.

 

 Spitting And/Or Littering

Students are not to spit or litter the campus. GUM is not allowed on school campus or at school sponsored activities.

Consequences:

• Clean up detention.

• Notify parents.

• Possible suspension for continued offenses.

 

 Terroristic Threat

Students may not make any statement, whether written or oral which willfully threatens to commit a crime that will result in death, great bodily injury to another person, or property damage, with the specific intent that the statement is to be taken as a threat, even if there is no intent of actually carrying it out. Ed Code 48900.7 (a) and (b).

Consequences:

• Referral.

• Minimum one day detention.

• Notify parents.

• Possible one to five days suspension.

• Possible recommendation for expulsion.

• Possible referral to police.

 

 Tobacco

Students may not possess or use any form of tobacco at SVMS, at the school area that surrounds the immediate campus, to or from school or at any school function. Ed Code 48901 (a).

Consequences:

• Possible referral to intervention program

• Minimum one day suspension

• Notify parents

Repeated offenses may result in two to five day suspension, notifying parents and referral for further interventions.

 

 Vandalism/Theft/Extortion

Students may not cause damage to school or another person’s property, nor steal school property or another person’s property.

Consequences:

• Possible one to five days suspension.

• Notify parents.

• Notify Police when appropriate.

• Attempt to gain restitution when appropriate.

• Recommendation for expulsion when appropriate.

 

Consequences For Disciplinary Infractions

Consequences can include any configuration of the following:

Student, Parent, Teacher, Administrator conference.

Lunch detention/clean up.

Reflective question.

Detention after school.

Lunch and break isolation.

Loss of school privileges until a minimum of 10 school service hours is completed.

Suspension

 

Important

*If you earn a referral, you may not attend the next school dance unless the referring teacher or staff member clears your referral.

*If you earn more than one referral before a dance, you will be removed from the dance.

* If you are suspended, you may not attend the next dance.