2014-15 Student Handbook

2014-15 Student Handbook
SIUSLAW HIGH SCHOOL
2975 OAK STREET
FLORENCE, OR 97439
2014-2015
STUDENT HANDBOOK
MAIN PHONE: (541)997-3448
ATTENDANCE PHONE: (541)902-7482
WWW.SIUSLAW.K12.OR.US
Table of Contents
Antidiscrimination
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Siuslaw High School Calendar………………………………….
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Siuslaw High School Bell Schedules……………………………
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School Song & Alma Mater…………………………….……….
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Staff and Administration …………………………….…………
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Student Government…………………………….……….………
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Student Body Fees…………………………….………….………
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Emergency Procedures…………………………….…….………
Lockdown……………………………………………….
Earthquake Procedures………………………………….
Fire Drill………………………………………………….
Student Safety Responsibilities…………………….……
Emergency Medical Treatment………………………….
Emergency School Closure Information………………..
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Academics & Curriculum……………………………..…………
Conferences……………………………..……………….
Correspondence Courses………………………………..
Work Study……………………………………………..
Instructional & Teacher Aides ………………………….
Class Ranking…………………………………….….….
Credit by Examination………………………………….
Graduation Requirements…………………………….…
Graduation Exercises……………………………………
Early Graduation………………………………………..
Credit for Proficiency…………………………….……..
Schedule Changes…………………………….…………
Homework……………………………..………………..
Program Exemptions……………………………………
Student Education Records……………………………..
Social Security Number…………………………….…..
Transfer of Student Records……………………………..
Requests for Education Records………………………..
Access of Student Education Records…………………..
Challenging Student Education Records………………..
Advanced Placement…………………………………….
Grades…………………………………………………..
Credit ……………………………………………………
Siuslaw West Alternative Schools…….………………..
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Discipline …………………………………………………………
Code of Conduct ………………………………………..
Classroom Behavior ……………………………………
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Intervention Ladder……………………………………
Severe Infractions …………………………………….
Detention ……………………………………………..
Suspension…………………………………………….
Schoolwork – OSS…………………………………….
Expulsion ……………………………………………..
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Selected State & Federal Issues...................................................
Weapons..........................................................................
Destructive Devices.........................................................
Tobacco Products............................................................
Substance Abuse .............................................................
Effect on Driving Privileges............................................
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Searches and Questioning…………...........................................
Searches...........................................................................
Questioning.....................................................................
Gangs...............................................................................
Discipline of Disabled Students......................................
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Student Responsibilities……………………………..…………..
Attendance…………………………….
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Absences and Excuses………………………………….
Make-Up Work…………………………………………
Absence Procedure………………………………………
Following an Absence…………………………………..
Repeated Unexcused Absences…………………………
Truancy..............................................................................
Pre-Arranged Absences.....................................................
Ten Day Consecutive Absences …………………………
Appointments/Checking Out..............................................
Release of Students from School......................................
Tardies..............................................................................
Passes................................................................................
Eighteen Year Olds & Notes............................................
Dress & Grooming...........................................................
Display of Affection.........................................................
Skip Days.........................................................................
Vehicles on Campus.........................................................
If You Move.....................................................................
General Safety Precautions..............................................
Electronic Devices/Cell Phones.......................................
Food & Drink...................................................................
Flag Salute.......................................................................
Exemption from Compulsory Education........................
Senior Trips.....................................................................
Bicycles...........................................................................
Skateboard Policy/Wheeled Vehicles..............................
Harassment.......................................................................
Assemblies.......................................................................
Computer & Internet Use.................................................
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Student Conduct...............................................................
Student Rights & Responsibilities...................................
Transportation of Students ..............................................
Violations of Transportation Rules …………………….
Visitors on Campus..........................................................
Closed Campus................................................................
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Student/Parent Complaints.........................................................
District Personnel Complaints...........................................
Discrimination on the Basis of Sex Complaints.............
Education Standards Complaints.....................................
Instructional Materials Complaint...................................
Students with Disabilities Complaints...........................
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Student Services...........................................................................
Counseling Center..............................................................
Student Scheduling...........................................................
Testing..............................................................................
Occupational & Education Info.......................................
Individual Counseling....................................................
Aspire Program...............................................................
Insurance.........................................................................
Lockers............................................................................
Lost & Found..................................................................
Special Programs............................................................
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Student Health Issues..................................................................
District Administered Medicine ....................................
Self Administered Medicine...........................................
Communicable Diseases.................................................
Immunizations................................................................
Physical Education Excuses...........................................
Infection Control/HIV and AIDS...................................
Infection /Diseases Instruction......................................
HIV, HBV, AIDS-Students ...........................................
Asbestos..........................................................................
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Student Clubs/Activities/Athletics .............................................
Clubs & Organizations ...................................................
Dances/Social Events......................................................
Attendance Affects Co-Curricular Activities..................
Extracurricular Activities................................................
Fund Raising ...................................................................
Physical Examinations and Fees for Athletics...................
Field Trips........................................................................
Foreign Exchange Students.............................................
Media Access to Students................................................
Posters..............................................................................
Student Body Card ………................................................
Student Publications .......................................................
Distribution of Material…………………………………
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VIKING PRIDE! Do YOU have it!?............................................
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Antidiscrimination
From Siuslaw School District 97J
Code: AC
Adopted 08/08/89
Revised and Readopted:
Original Code: AC
The district shall promote nondiscrimination and an environment free of harassment based on an
individual’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, age or
disability, because of the race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital
status, age or disability of any other persons with whom the individual associates.
In keeping with requirements of federal and state law, the district strives to remove any vestige
of discrimination in employment, assignment and promotion of personnel; in educational
opportunities and services offered students; in student assignment to schools and classes; in
student discipline; in location and use of facilities; in educational offerings and materials; and in
accommodating the public at public meetings.
The Board encourages staff to improve human relations within the schools and to establish
channels through which citizens can communicate their concerns to the administration and the
Board.
The superintendent shall appoint and make known the individuals to contact on issues
concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Americans with Disabilities Act
Amendments Act of 2008 (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VI, Title
VII, Title IX and other civil rights or discrimination issues. The Board will adopt and the district
will publish grievance procedures providing for prompt and equitable resolution of student and
employee complaints.
Federal civil rights laws prohibit discrimination against an individual because he/she has
opposed any discrimination act or practice or because that person has filed a charge, testified,
assisted or participated in an investigation, proceeding or hearing. ADA further prohibits anyone
from coercing, intimidating, threatening or interfering with an individual for exercising the rights
guaranteed under the Act.
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Distrito debe promover la no discriminación y un ambiente libre de acoso por razón de un
individuo? Carrera s, color, religión, sexo, orientación sexual, origen nacional, estado civil, edad
o discapacidad, debido a la raza, color, religión, sexo, sexual orientación, origen nacional, estado
civil, edad o discapacidad de otras personas con las que los socios individuales.
De acuerdo con los requisitos de la ley federal y estatal, el distrito se esfuerza por eliminar
cualquier vestigio de discriminación en el empleo, la asignación y promoción del personal, en las
oportunidades y servicios educativos que se ofrecen a los estudiantes, en la asignación de
estudiantes a escuelas y clases, en la disciplina del estudiante, en lugar y el uso de las
instalaciones, en las ofrendas y materiales educativos, y la acogida del público a las sesiones
públicas.
La Junta alienta al personal a mejorar las relaciones humanas dentro de las escuelas y establecer
canales a través del cual los ciudadanos pueden comunicar sus preocupaciones a la
administración y la Junta Directiva.
El superintendente deberá designar y dar a conocer a las personas en contacto con en asuntos
relacionados con la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades de 1990 y la Ley de
Estadounidenses con Discapacidades Ley de Enmiendas de 2008 (ADA), Sección 504 de la Ley
de Rehabilitación de 1973, Título VI, Título VII, Título de IX y otros derechos civiles o
cuestiones de discriminación. El Consejo adoptará y el distrito publicará los procedimientos de
queja que prevén resolución pronta y equitativa de los estudiantes y quejas de los empleados.
Las leyes federales de derechos civiles prohíben la discriminación contra una persona porque él /
ella se ha opuesto a cualquier acción o práctica de discriminación o porque esa persona ha
presentado una queja, testificado, ayudado o participado en una investigación, procedimiento o
audiencia. ADA prohíbe además a nadie de coaccionar, intimidar, amenazar o interferir con una
persona para el ejercicio de los derechos garantizados por la ley.
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2014-2015 School Calendar
August 25-28
September 1
September 2
September 3
October 10
November 7
November 11
November 12
November 24
November 25
November 26 - 28
December 22 - January 2
January 5
District In-Service
No School - Labor Day
First Day of School - Freshmen
First Day of School - Sophomores, Juniors
and Seniors
No School - Statewide In-Service
No School - Teacher In-Service
No School - Veterans’ Day
Beginning of 2nd Quarter
Parent/Teacher Conferences Grades 9-12
Early Release - Parent/Teacher Conferences Grades 9-12
No School - Thanksgiving
No School - Winter Break
Back to School
January 19
January 30
February 2
No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
No School - Teacher In-Service
Beginning of 3rd Quarter
February 16
March 23 - 27
April 10
April 13
May 25
June 2
June 5
June 10
June 11
No School - Presidents’ Day
No School - Spring Break
No School - Teacher In-Service
Beginning of 4th Quarter
No School - Memorial Day
Last Day for Seniors & Senior check-out
Graduation
Last Day for Grades 9-11
Last Day for Teachers – Teacher In-Service
2014-15 Short Week Schedule
Week
of
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Friday
September
1-5
Holiday
Frosh
Orientation
Regular 7s
PRIDE 7s
2:00 pm Early Release 7s
October
6-10
Regular 7s
Regular 7s
Regular 7s
PRIDE 7s
State Inservice
November
3-7
Regular 7s
Regular 7s
Regular 7s
PRIDE 7s
Inservice
Quarter 1
November
10-14
Regular 7s
Holiday
Regular 7s
Odd Block
Even Block
No School
Holiday
Holiday
November
Regular 7s
Short 7s
24-28
PM Conferences PM Conferences
January
19-23
Holiday
Regular 7s
Regular 7s
Odd Block
Even Block
January
26-30
Regular 7s
Regular 7s
Regular 7s
PRIDE 7s
Inservice
Semester 1
February
16-20
Holiday
Regular 7s
Regular 7s
Odd Block
Even Block
April
6-10
Regular 7s
Regular 7s
Regular 7s
PRIDE 7s
Inservice
Quarter 3
May
25-29
Holiday
Regular 7s
Regular 7s
Odd Block
Even Block
June
8-12
Regular 7s
Regular 7s
Half Day
Short 7s
Inservice
Semester 2
Summer
Time!
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2013-2014 Bell Schedules
Daily schedules vary depending on the day of the week and the activities scheduled. Listen to
daily announcements for specifics. Passing time is provided for students to take care of business
or personal issues such as gathering materials, using rest room, etc. Students are expected to
manage their time so that when the final classroom bell rings, they are in the classroom.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Friday Block
1
8:30 – 9:18
2
8:30 – 9:50
2
9:23 – 10:11
4
9:55-11:15
3
10:16 – 11:04
PRIDE 11:20-12:05
4
11:09 – 12:01
Lunch
12:05 – 12:35
Lunch
12:01 – 12:31
6
12:40 – 2:00
5
12:36 – 1:24
Early Release for Staff
6
1:29 – 2:17
Professional Development
7
2:22 – 3:10
Thursday Block
7 Period day with PRIDE
1
8:30 – 9:50
1
8:30 – 9:14
3
9:55 – 11:15
2
9:19 – 10:03
PRIDE
11:20 – 11:50
3
10:08 – 10:52
Lunch
11:50 – 12:20
4
10:57 – 11:41
5
12:25 – 1:45
PRIDE
11:46 – 12:13
7
1:50 – 3:10
Lunch
12:13 – 12:43
5
12:48 – 1:32
6
1:37 – 2:21
7
2:26 – 3:10
Short Assembly Schedule
Long Assembly Schedule
1
8:30 – 9:14
1
8:30 – 9:11
2
3
4.
Lunch
5
9:19 – 10:03
10:08 – 10:52
10:57 – 11:41
11:41 – 12:11
12:16 – 1:00
2
3
4
Lunch
5
9:16 – 9:57
10:02 – 10:43
10:48 – 11:29
11:29 – 11:5
12:04 – 12:45
6
1:05 – 1:49
6
12:50 – 1:31
7
1:54 – 2:38
7
1:36 – 2:17
Assembly
2:38 – 3:10
Assembly
2:17 – 3:10
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School Song
On Siuslaw, On Siuslaw,
Fight on for your fame
Put the ball right o’er the goal post
Victory is your aim, Rah! Rah! Rah!
On Siuslaw, On Siuslaw, Fight on for your fame
Fight ‘em Vikings, Fight! Fight! Fight!
We’ll win this game!
Alma Mater
On our city’s northern border
Reared against the sky
Stands our noble Alma Mater
As the years go by
Onward, upward be our motto
Conquer and prevail
Hail to thee, our Alma Mater
Hail Siuslaw, Hail
Hail Siuslaw Hail!
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Administration and Staff
Principal: Kerri Tatum
Assistant Principal: Corky Franklin
Office Staff: Angela Bernhardt, Trisha Holden, Hadley Wells
Counselor: Steve Moser
Athletic Director: Jeromy Graybill - AM
Faculty
Travis Blake
Rachelle Campbell
Gina Castro-Brandt
Mary Dodson
Tim Dodson
Shannon Eivers
Erin Ellis
Bob Estill
Sarah Gage-Hunt
Dan Gray
Lance Haberly
Jonathan Hornung
Chris Johnson
Kyle Lewis
Terri Mason
Aaron McNeill
Ashlie Miller
Jim Mitchell
Sean O’Mara
Kim Pickell
Chris Rowbotham
Jacob Steinberger
Tres Tucker
Neil Wartnik
Patti Williams
Educational Assistants
Linda Culy
Barb Fiorito
Jackie Franklin
Kate Gibson
Laurie Hiatt
Wanda O’Malley
Max Perry
Ryan Roach
Kathy Scott
Arda Stober
Custodial/Maintenance
Chris Holden
Vance Van Curler
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Student Government
STUDENT OFFICES AND ELECTIONS: The goal of student council is to promote school
unity, spirit, and positive attitudes within a PRIDE learning community at SHS while developing
leadership skills and an understanding of representative government. Student government,
consisting of Executive Student Body Officers and Class Officers, operates in accordance with
the Siuslaw High School Constitution. Student body and class officers are expected to enroll in
the leadership class as a way to learn about effective leadership strategies and to facilitate their
work in student government.
To run for office, students must be passing a minimum of 5 classes for the current semester and
have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better for the office of president, and 2.0 or better for all other
offices. Potential candidates must have a positive record in following the rules of behavior as
outlined in the Siuslaw High School Conduct Code. Candidacy also requires completing a
petition signed by at least 20% of the student body. Elections take place in April and May.
Student Body Officers for 2014-2015
ASB President – Courtney King
ASB Vice President – Holly Hicks
ASB Secretary/Treasurer – Destinie Tatum
ASB Publicity Manager – Emily Rosenbaum
Class of 2015 Officers
President – Jonathon Griffes
Vice President – Letitia Hadix
Secretary/Treasurer – Vacant
Class of 2016 Officers
President – Hannah Bartlett
Vice-President – Michael Mason
Secretary/Treasurer – Tyler Williams
Senator – Breanna Robertson
Class of 2017 Officers
President – Celie Mans
Vice President – Elyssa Rose
Secretary/Treasurer – Megan Miller
Class of 2018 Officers
President – Kyle King
Vice-President – Siarrah Rain
Secretary – Mallory Varas
Treasurer – Evan Johnson
Senator – Katlin Meskimen
Senator – Ricky Huff
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Student Body Fees
A student is expected to provide his/her own supplies of pencils, paper, erasers and notebooks
and may be required to pay certain other fees or deposits, including:
Student Body Cards
Yearbook
$25 required
$55 (Aug. 7th – Oct. 27th)
$65 (Oct. 28th – Jan. 31st)
$75 (After Feb. 1st)
$15
$20/year ($5 additional ½ bag clay)
$10/semester
$15/semester
$12
$20
$15
$10
$125/season
$3 for Safety Glasses
Parking Permit
Pottery Material Fee
Art Material Fee
Culinary Arts Material Fee
Band Uniform Rental
Concert Dress Rental
Concert Choir
Chamber Choir or Accapella
Athletics
Mechanics
Club Dues as required:
National Honor Society
Key Club
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$20
TBD
Fees for damaged library books and school-owned equipment
Admission fees for certain extracurricular activities
The school board reserves the right to impose other fees as deemed appropriate
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Emergency Procedures
Lockdowns--Fire, Earthquake, and other Emergency Drills: Instruction on fire and earthquake
dangers and drills for students shall be conducted at least 30 minutes of each school month. At
least one fire drill will be conducted each month. At least two drills on earthquakes for students
will be conducted each year. The high school has been determined to be above the tsunami zone.
LOCKDOWN – Students will remain in their classroom or immediately enter, at the direction of
a staff member, the nearest room and follow the scripted and specific guidance of that staff
member regarding an emergency of this nature.
EARTHQUAKE PROCEDURES: If you are in the school building when an earthquake occurs,
take the following precautions:
1. Protect yourself from falling objects by getting under a desk or table, preferably away
from windows and bookshelves. If you are in the hallway, crouch down close to a wall
and cover your head with your arms.
2. Once the shaking stops, evacuate the building using the same route as during a fire drill.
Once outside, move well away from the building, trees, or overhead wires and stay with
your class.
FIRE DRILL: When the alarm sounds, please leave the building promptly; once outside, move
well away from the building and stay with your class. Remain outside until the all-clear signal
sounds. Remember, fire drills may occur at any time. Tampering with an alarm box or setting
off a false alarm is a violation of Oregon law and students will be dealt with to the full extent of
the law.
STUDENT SAFETY RESPONSIBILITIES: Students are responsible for helping to maintain a
safe school environment. If you become aware of unsafe behavior or situations at school, it is
your responsibility to tell a staff member. We are aware that students often don’t want to “tell”
on their friends. However, that idea does not apply when a serious safety situation exists. For
example, if you have information about weapons at school, conflict among students, selfdestructive talk or behavior, drug dealing or students whose judgment is impaired by drugs or
alcohol, your responsibility is to tell a staff member. The information you give is confidential.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL TREATMENT: A student who becomes ill or is injured at school
must notify his/her teacher or another staff member as soon as possible. In the case of a serious
illness or injury, the school shall attempt to notify parents or guardians according to information
provided on emergency forms and submitted by parents to the school. Parents are encouraged to
update this information as often as necessary. If the student is too ill to remain in school, the
student will be released to the student’s parents or to another person as directed by parents on the
student’s emergency form.
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School staff may administer emergency or minor first aid if possible. The school will contact
emergency medical personnel, if necessary, and will attempt to notify the student’s parents
whenever the student has been transported for treatment.
EMERGENCY SCHOOL CLOSURE INFORMATION: In case of hazardous or emergency
conditions, the superintendent may alter district and transportation schedules, as are appropriate
to the particular condition. Parents, teachers and students can tune into the local broadcasting
stations.
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Academics and Curriculum
CONFERENCES: Regular Parent/Student conferences are scheduled annually in the fall.
Students and parents may also expect teachers to request a conference 1) If the student is not
maintaining passing grades or achieving the expected level of performance. 2) If the student is
not maintaining behavior expectations. 3) In any other case, the teacher considers a necessary
positive step.
The district strongly encourages a student or parent in need of additional information or with
questions or concerns to confer with the appropriate teacher first, counselor second, and
administrator third. A parent who wishes to confer with a teacher may email the teacher or call
the office for an appointment before or after school.
CORRESPONDENCE COURSES: STUDENT(S) IN GRADES 9 THROUGH 12 MAY EARN
A MAXIMUM OF FIVE UNITS OF CREDIT BY CORRESPONDENCE. These credits may
be applied toward state or local graduation requirements. The counselor, department head, and
principal must approve all correspondence courses taken for credit PRIOR TO ENROLLING.
There will be a deadline imposed on the student to finish the course prior to graduation
requirements. Variations of this policy must have the approval of the Principal.
WORK STUDY: This request must receive administrative approval. If approved, a student can
earn ½ credit for 72 hours through the work study application. Grade is on a Pass/ No Pass basis.
A student may only achieve 3 credits maximum through work study; they must be scheduled for
at least four (4) credits at the high school.
INSTRUCTIONAL AIDE/ TEACHER AIDE
This request must have administrative approval based on the following:
 Student is a junior or senior
 Has at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA
 Has at least 90% (95% for office aide) attendance rate
 Has no behavioral referrals
Students may have no more than two (2) periods of aide classes per semester; 3 for their high
school careers.
Teacher Aides and Instructional aides have attendance policies.
Teacher Aides:
Instructional Aides:
10 or more unexcused absences in a semester will result in an F.
0-3 unexcused absences per semester an A can still be earned
4-6 unexcused absences per semester a B can still be earned
7-9 unexcused absences per semester a C can still be earned.
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CLASS RANKING-Valedictorian-Salutatorian: Titles and privileges granted to students
designated as valedictorian or salutatorian, or those designated to speak at graduation ceremonies
may be revoked for violation of Board Policy, Administrative Regulation or School Rule.
Advanced Placement courses (offered in regular curriculum, BYU, Aventa, etc.), can impact
class ranking. Criteria to be utilized in the case of a tie will be GPA, Advanced Core/Elective
credits successfully completed/projected within an 8 semester total. In the event of a tie – criteria
of advanced level course work and aggregate GPA as defined in this section will guide decision
to have multiple Valedictorians and/or Salutatorians’, or a single choice for each.
CREDIT BY EXAMINATION: Students who can demonstrate competence in a course without
having enrolled in the course may earn credit by exam for that course. Students will receive
Pass/Fail grades if they successfully complete the exam. Credit for the course will be noted on
the transcript, and the course will count toward graduation requirements, both in total credits and
required course enrollment. Rules and Procedures for Credit by Examination:
1. A student must complete the Application for Credit by Examination and submit it to a
counselor.
2. After the second week of the semester, students may not apply for credit by examination
for courses in which they are enrolled.
3. Tests must be taken within three weeks of application.
4. A grade of 80% or better is the expectation for satisfactory completion of credit by
examination; in possible combination of other criteria considered if applicable and
determined by Principal as appropriate.
5. Students may not attempt credit by examination for a sequential course below the level at
which they are enrolled. (i.e. a student may not attempt credit by exam for General Math
if they are currently taking Algebra I.)
6. A student may attempt credit by exam for a particular course only once.
7. Credit by exam will be given for semester credit only.
8. A list of courses for which credit by exam may be attempted will be available in the
counselor’s offices.
9. A review of the above requirements may be made by the Administration/Counselors.
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GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS: OREGON & SHS DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS:
Each student must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to transition successfully to
their next stage of education, advanced learning, certification, work, and citizenship. The Oregon
State Board of Education established graduation requirements (January 18, 2007) reflected here:
Subject
English
Math
Science
Social
Science
Physical
Education
Health
Second
Lang.Arts/
Prof. Tech.
Electives
Total
Credits
Credits
4
3
3
3
1
1
3
6
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GRADUATION EXERCISES: Students who have not met the requirements for a regular or
modified high school diploma will not be permitted to take part in the district’s graduation
exercises. All Seniors MUST have a passing grade in all of their classes required for graduation
on the day of Senior Checkout (June 2, 2015) or they may not participate in the graduation
ceremony. Negative and inappropriate conduct can negate a student’s participation in the
graduation ceremony and will not be tolerated. Graduation programs may be planned by the
senior graduation committee for the date selected by the principal. Student speeches must be
reviewed and approved in advance by the Principal as to content and length.
EARLY GRADUATION: Students who wish to graduate from Siuslaw High School in less than
four years must request waiver of the 12th year of compulsory education through the
Administration. To request this waiver, the student must present the following items to the
Administration as early as possible:
1. A comprehensive letter, written by the student, requesting early graduation and
containing reasons for early graduation.
2. A letter from the parents supporting the student request.
Upon approval of the request, a counselor will endeavor to arrange the student schedule so the
desired goal may be achieved. Students wishing to graduate early must meet School District
requirements of 24 credits.
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Lane Community College, alternative education, or adult education credits will not be accepted
for early graduation. No more than two correspondence courses will be allowed.
Students must make application during the first nine weeks of their junior year.
CREDIT FOR PROFICIENCY: A key feature of the diploma will be wider use of proficiency,
ensuring demonstrated proficiency, and all students will have more opportunities to choose to
earn credit based on state content standards. In addition, students will be expected to acquire a
minimum set of Essential skills that will be needed to succeed in the workforce. These skills will
be infused throughout the curriculum and applied in a variety of settings, and will include the
following:
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Read/interpret multiple texts
Use technology
Write for a variety of purposes
Speak and present publicly
Apply mathematics in a variety of settings
Think critically/analytically (including scientific inquiry, problem solving)
Demonstrate global literacy
Demonstrate civic and community engagement
Demonstrate career related learning: personal management, teamwork, employment
foundations, career development
SCHEDULE CHANGES: Requests for schedule changes may be submitted through the first
week of each semester. If a student has received the classes they requested, schedule changes
will be at the discretion of the guidance counselor and based on academic/educational factors
toward graduation, and space availability and require approval of the the Principal. Reduced
schedule requests are by petition only and must meet the same criteria as above. If reduced
schedules are granted, students may not loiter and remain on campus.
HOMEWORK: Homework is assigned to provide students an opportunity to practice
independently what has been presented in class, to improve the learning process, to aid in the
mastery of skills and to create and stimulate interest. Meaningful and consistent feedback toward
mastery of the content is the educational goal around the assigning of homework/practice. We
strongly encourage Students/Parents to use Home Access Center on the District website at:
www.siuslaw.k12.or.us
PROGRAM EXEMPTIONS: Students may be excused from a state required program or
learning activity for reasons of religion, disability or other reasons deemed appropriate by the
district.
 An alternative program or learning activity for credit may be provided
 All such requests must be directed to the Administration by the parent in writing and
include the reason for the request
Approved exemptions will be in writing and include information on alternative education
programs of instruction or instruction combined with counseling that may be available.
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Exemptions will be granted for a limited time only and must be renewed on a semi-annual basis
and will be reviewed by the Administration no later than the second week of each semester.
STUDENT EDUCATION RECORDS: The information below will serve as the district’s annual
notice to parents of minors and eligible students (if 18 or older) of their rights, the location and
district official responsible for education records. Notice will also be provided to parents of
minor students who have a home language other than English.
Education records are those records related to a student maintained by the district. A student’s
education records are confidential and protected from unauthorized inspection or use. All excess
and release of education records with and without parent and eligible student notice and consent
will comply with all state and federal laws.
Personally identifiable information shall not be disclosed without parent or eligible student
authorization or as otherwise provided by Board policy and law. Education records are
maintained in a minimum one-hour, fire safe place in the high school office by the principal.
Permanent records shall include:
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Full legal name of student
Name and address of educational agency or institution
Student birth date and place of birth
Name of parent/guardian
Date of entry into school
Name of school previously attended
Course of study and marks received
Credits earned
Attendance
Date of withdrawal from school
Social Security number
Other information
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER: The provision of a student’s social security number is
voluntary and will be included as part of the student’s permanent record only as provided by the
eligible student or parent. The district will notify the eligible student or parent as to the purposes
a social security number will be used.
TRANSFER OF STUDENT RECORDS: The district shall transfer originals of all requested
student education records, including any ESD records, relating to a particular student to the new
educational agency when a request to transfer such records is made to the district. The transfer
shall be made no later than ten days after the request. The district shall retain a copy of the
education records that are to be transferred in accordance with applicable Oregon Administrative
Rules. Student report cards, records or diplomas may be withheld for non-payment of fines or
fees.
REQUEST FOR EDUCATION RECORDS: The district shall, within ten days of a student
seeking enrollment in or services from the district, notify the public or private school, education
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service district, institution, agency or youth care center in which the student was formerly
enrolled and shall request the student’s educational record.
ACCESS/RELEASE OF STUDENT’S EDUCATIONAL RECORDS: By law, both parents,
whether married, divorced or separated, have access to the records of a student who is under 18
unless the district is provided evidence that there is a court order, state statute or legally binding
document relating to such matters as divorce, separation or custody that specifically revokes
these rights. Parents of a minor, or an eligible student if 18 or older, may inspect and review
education records during regular district hours.
PROVISION FOR HEARING TO CHALLENGE CONTENT OF EDUCATION RECORDS:
Parents of a minor or eligible student may inspect and review the student’s education records and
request a correction if the student’s records are inaccurate, misleading or otherwise in violation
of the student’s privacy or other rights. If the district refuses the request to amend the contents
of the records, the requester has the right of a hearing as follows:
1. Parents shall make a request for hearing in which the objections are specified to the
principal.
2. The principal shall establish a date and time for a hearing acceptable to both parties.
3. The hearings panel shall consist of the following:
a.) The principal or designated representative.
b.) A member chosen by the parent.
c.) A disinterested, qualified third party chosen by the superintendent.
4. The hearing shall be private. Persons other than the student, parents or guardians,
witnesses and counsel shall not be admitted.
If, after such hearing is held as described above, the parents are not satisfied with the
recommended action, the parents may appeal to the Board where the action of the hearings panel
may be reviewed and affirmed, reversed or modified. Procedure for appeal beyond the local
Board follows the prescribed actions as set forth in federal regulations. The parent or eligible
student may file a complaint with the Federal Family Compliance Office, United States
Department of Education regarding an alleged violation of the Family Education Rights and
Privacy Act. File complaints with the Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of
Education, and Washington D.C., 20202.
ADVANCED PLACEMENT/COLLEGE CREDIT: Advanced Placement Courses are currently
available at Siuslaw High School. If a student enrolls in an offered online course or AP courses
and withdraws at a much later date they will be responsible for reimbursement of 50% of the cost
of the class to the district. The Advanced Placement exam is administered in May and students
may receive college credit for the course by scoring a 3 or higher on the exam. The fee for the
exam must be paid by the students. We also have courses available through College Now in
Social Studies, English, Science, Health Occupations, Math, and Art.
GRADES/REPORTS TO STUDENTS AND PARENTS: Written reports of student grades and
absences shall be issued to parents periodically. In addition, midterm progress reports will be
sent home if a student is either receiving a failing mark or is in danger of doing so. Grades will
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be determined on many factors including formative and summative assessment opportunities,
assignments both oral and written; class participation; special assignments; research activities
and other identified criteria. SHS Instructors are allowed with Administration approval to utilize
– I – In Progress marks at their discretion in assessing mastery of learning targets within
their courses(s). This mark is issued with an agreed upon timeline (contract) of completion to
avoid a Failure grade. If a student receives a report of failing in any class or subject, the
instructor and parent are strongly encouraged to arrange/schedule a conference to discuss
remedies to correct for future progress in the subject area.
CREDIT: Punctual and regular attendance is essential to the academic success of students. THE
CLEARING OF STUDENT ABCENCES IS MANDATORY BY THE PARENT/GUARDIAN.
Non-attendance due to religious reasons, a student’s disability or an excused absence as outlined
in these pages, is defined and determined by district policy and acceptable if cleared
appropriately thru the main office. At the beginning of the school year or each course,
administration and teachers will inform students and parents how attendance and class
participation are related to the instructional goals of the subject or course.
SIUSLAW WEST ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL: Education in a context that varies from the
regular school environment is available at Siuslaw West, our district’s alternative school
program. In order to be considered for this program, students must meet and sustain the criteria
for enrollment. SW students must complete 2.0 academic credits (four 0.5 credit courses) per
semester (does not include cooperative work study credits). Students must keep this pace to be
on track to graduate and if they do not the next semester they will be on a probationary status and
must attend the Night Academy, and complete 2.5 academic credits to remain as an active
student at SW. If they do not meet this requirement they will return to the regular SHS schedule.
Attendance at SW is also mandatory to remain in the program. If a student accumulates 5 missed
days without a legitimate accepted reason for being absent (see Oregon law, attendance section)
they will be required to make up the days at the Night Academy – refusal to do so will equal a
return to SHS schedule of classes. Information is available through the counseling staff. Other
alternative placements are available when deemed in the best educational needs of the student
toward graduation requirements. This year at SW changes in scheduling and computer
instruction will be happening throughout the year.
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Discipline
DISCIPLINE/DUE PROCESS: While Siuslaw stresses, recognizes, and rewards positive
behaviors on a daily and weekly basis, a system is also in place for dealing with negative
behaviors, truancy, and tardiness. A student who violates the Student Code of Conduct is subject
to disciplinary action. A student’s due process rights will be observed in all such instances,
including the right to appeal the discipline decisions of staff and administrators. The district’s
disciplinary options include using one or more discipline management techniques including
conferences by teachers, counselors and administrators, detention, suspension, expulsion, loss of
driving privileges (see mandatory attendance section) and loss of right to apply for driving
privileges, loss of other specified privileges, honors and awards and potential removal to an
alternative education program. Disciplinary measures are applied depending on the nature and
circumstance of the offense. The age and past pattern of behavior of a student will be considered
prior to any suspension or expulsion. When students commit drug and alcohol-related offenses,
school imposed discipline may also include completion of a district selected and approved drug
and alcohol assessment and rehabilitation program.
STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT: The district has authority and control over a student at
school during the regular school day, at any school-related activity, regardless of time or location
and while being transported in district-provided transportation. (Exterior and Interior security
cameras are on sight for safety reasons).
Students will be subject to discipline including detention, suspension, expulsion, loss of awards
or honors and/or referral to law enforcement officials for the following, including but not limited
to:
1. Bringing, possessing, concealing or using a weapon on school property or at an activity
under the jurisdiction of the school or at an interscholastic activity administered by a
voluntary organization approved by the State Board of Education under ORS 339.430.
2. Substance abuse or any possession or use of tobacco, alcohol or unlawful drugs,
including drug paraphernalia.
3. Assault or menacing of a district employee or another student. Menacing means by word
or conduct the student intentionally attempts to place a district employee or another
student in fear of imminent serious physical injury. (Any assault on another person will
receive an automatic three day out of school suspension.)
4. Use of threat, targeted lists, intimidation, harassment or coercion against any fellow
student or district employee.
5. Willful damage or destruction of district property.
6. Willful damage or destruction of private property on district premises or during district
activities.
7. Academic Cheating, Plagiarism
1st Offense – No grade on assignment
2nd Offense – Failure of class
8. Open defiance of a teacher’s authority.
9. Theft
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10. Use or display of profane or obscene language.
11. Violation of district transportation rules.
12. Hazing.
13. Disregard for attendance procedures as defined by law.
14. Persistent failure to comply with rules under the lawful discretion of staff or district
officials.
15. The Student Conduct Code and Disciplinary Consequences apply to all conduct at school
or at any school-sponsored activity, but also may be applied to out-of-school conduct that
could reasonably be anticipated to cause a material disruption or interference with the
District’s educational mission and programs. This may include but is not limited to: cyber
bullying, sexting and other social media abuse(s) that may take place and impact the
learning environment in a negative way.
Corrective actions to be taken are determined based on the degree of seriousness of the
misbehavior. A telephone call or written note to the parent may be sufficient to help the student
correct the behavior. If consistent negative behaviors become a pattern, in the best interest of the
school and student the student will be sent home pending a parent conference.
BEHAVIOR IN THE CLASSROOM: is first managed by the teacher, and may include verbal
warnings, natural consequences, conference with student and/or parent, phone calls home,
behavior contract and possible assistance by counselors, leading to possible teacher managed
detention time in the teachers room. If classroom intervention is unsuccessful and low level
misbehavior/minor infractions continue, the student will then be referred to administrators.
INTERVENTION LADDER FOR TRUANCY, TARDIES, AND UNAUTHORIZED USE OF
CELL PHONES/ ELECTRONIC DEVICES: (Staff reserves the right to amend this policy and
consequences).
Truancy:
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 1 – 2 Lunch detentions
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Unauthorized use of Electronic devices/ cell phones:
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 5 – parent/student/staff conference
SEVERE INFRACTIONS: Severe infractions are behaviors that are more intense. When
misbehavior creates a safety issue, seriously disrupts the learning environment of the school or
classroom, seriously impacts the well-being of others, or is overtly insubordinate, students may
receive immediate out-of-school suspension and without progression of interventions, face the
strongest consequences deemed appropriate by the administration.
DETENTION: A student may be detained outside of school hours on one or more days (Friday
(1:55-3:10 PM) or Saturday School) if the student violates the Student Code of Conduct.
Reasonable efforts will be made to notify the parent/guardian of a student assigned detention to
allow for arrangements for student transportation on the day(s) of detention. It is the student’s
responsibility to serve the assigned detention. Failure to serve detention will result in additional
detention being assigned.
SUSPENSION: A student may be assigned out-of-school suspension for up to and including ten
(10) school days for willful violations of the Student Code of Conduct. The district may require
a student to attend school during non-school hours (Saturday School) as an alternative to
suspension.
An opportunity for the student to present his/her view of the alleged misconduct will be given.
Each suspension will include a qualification of the reasons for the suspension, the length of the
suspension, a plan for readmission to class and an opportunity to appeal the decision.
Reasonable efforts will be made to notify the parents of a suspended student. While under
suspension, a student may not attend after school activities and athletic events, be present on
district property or participate in activities directed or sponsored by the district.
SCHOOLWORK MISSED FOR OUT OF SCHOOL SUSPENSION: Schoolwork missed by a
student while on suspension may be made up upon the student’s return to school and collected
during the suspension time through the website, or by office communication. Schoolwork may
also be assigned to the student during suspension.
EXPULSION: A student may be expelled for severe or repeated violations of the Student Code
of Conduct. No student may be expelled without a hearing unless the student’s parent or the
student, if 18 years of age, waives the right to a hearing, either in writing or by failure to appear
at a scheduled hearing. An expulsion shall not extend beyond one calendar year.
The district will provide appropriate expulsion notification including expulsion hearing
procedures, student and parent rights and alternative education provisions as required by law.
See alternative education programs and alternative education notice in this handbook.
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Select State and Federal Issues
WEAPONS: Under state and federal law, expulsion from school is required for a period of not
less than one year for any student who is determined to have brought a weapon to school.
Weapons include, but are not limited to the following: firearms, knives, metal knuckles, chains,
razors, explosives, fireworks, noxious, irritating or poisonous gases, poisons, drugs, or other
items fashioned with the intent to use, sell, harm, threaten or harass students, staff members,
parents or patrons. Replicas of weapons are also forbidden. The superintendent may modify the
expulsion requirement for a student on a case-by-case basis. Additionally, in accordance with
Oregon Law, any person who intentionally possesses a firearm or other dangerous weapon in or
on district property or recklessly discharges a firearm in school is subject to criminal
prosecution, a maximum of five (5) years imprisonment, $100,000 fine and forfeiture of firearm
and/or other dangerous weapons or both. Any person aged 13 to 17 years of age convicted of
intentionally possessing a firearm in a public building is subject to denial of driving privileges
for 90 days.
Dangerous weapon is defined in Oregon Law as any weapon, device, instrument, material or
substance, which under the circumstance in which it is used, attempted to be used or threatened
to be used, is readily capable of causing death or serious injury.
Deadly weapon is defined as any instrument, article or substance specifically designed for and
presently capable of causing death or serious injury.
Firearm is defined in federal law as any weapon (including a starter gun), which will or is
designed to or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive. This
includes the frame or receiver of any such weapons; or firearm, muffler or silencer
DESTRUCTIVE DEVICE: is defined as any device with an explosive, incendiary or poison gas
component or any combination of parts either designed or intended for use in converting any
destructive device or from which a destructive device may be readily assembled. A destructive
device does not include any device, which is designed primarily or redesigned primarily for use
as a signaling, pyrotechnic, line throwing, safety or similar device.
In accordance with the federal Gun-Free School Zone Act, possession or discharge of a firearm
in a school zone is prohibited. A “school zone” as defined by federal law means, in or on school
grounds or within 1,000 feet of the school grounds.
TOBACCO PRODUCTS: Student possession, sharing, selling or use of any tobacco products on
school grounds is forbidden; violators are subject to suspension from school and notification of
law enforcement. In accordance with Oregon Law, any person under age 18 possessing a
tobacco product commits a Class D violation and is subject to a court imposed fine of up to $75
as provided by ORS 167.400. Any person who distributes, sells or causes to be sold, tobacco in
any form or a tobacco burning device, to a person under 18 years of age commits a Class A
violation and is subject to a fine of not less than $100 and not exceeding $600 as provided by
ORS 163.575.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE: Students who use, possess, share, or are under the influence of alcohol,
narcotics, other drugs or look-alikes (including, but not limited to marijuana, codeine, heroin,
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stimulants, depressants, alcohol, and hallucinogens) on or adjacent to District property or at any
school-sponsored activity are subject to immediate suspension and recommendation for possible
expulsion. An administrator may recommend that a chemical abuse assessment be performed by
an approved third party at the parents’ expense. The results of the evaluation and/or treatment
program should be submitted to the principal for consideration. Should the chemical assessment
occur before the end of the suspension period, and the student and parents agree to cooperate
with the assessment recommendation, the remainder of the suspension may be reduced.
An unlawful drug is any drug not prescribed by a licensed medical practitioner. Unlawful
delivery of a controlled substance to a student or minor within 1,000 feet of district property is a
Class A felony. Punishment is a maximum of 20 years of imprisonment, $300,000 fine or both
as provided by ORS 475.999.
EFFECT ON DRIVING PRIVILEGES: In accordance with Oregon Law, the superintendent
may request that the driving privileges of the student or the right to apply for driving
privileges be suspended for no more than one year for any student who has been expelled for
bringing a weapon to school or suspended or expelled at least twice for assaulting or menacing a
district employee or another student, for willful damage or injury to district property or for use of
threats, intimidation, harassment or coercion against a district employee or another student.
A second such request for subsequent violation may result in suspension of driving privileges or
the right to apply for driving privileges until the student is age 21. A meeting with the parent or
guardian will be held prior to submitting such request to the Department of Transportation.
A student may appeal district decisions regarding driving privileges under established due
process procedures for suspensions and expulsions.
Searches and Questioning
SEARCHES: District officials may search the student, his/her personal property and property
assigned by the district for the student’s use at any time on district property or when the student
is under the jurisdiction of the school. Such searches will be conducted only if there is
reasonable suspicion to believe evidence of a violation of a law, Board policy, administrative
regulations or the Student Code of Conduct is present in a particular place. Searches will not be
excessively intrusive in light of the age, sex, and maturity of the student and nature of the
infraction.
District officials may also search when they have reasonable information that
emergency/dangerous circumstances exist. Lockers and desks may be routinely inspected at any
time. The student may/may not be allowed to be present during the inspection at the discretion
of administration.
Items that are found are evidence of a violation of law, policy, regulation, or the Student Code of
Conduct may be seized and turned over to law enforcement or returned to its rightful owner, as
appropriate.
QUESTIONING: Should law enforcement officials find it necessary to question students during
the school day or during periods of extracurricular activities; the administration will be present
when possible. An effort will be made to notify the parent of the situation.
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Parents are advised that in suspected abuse cases, the Services to Children and Families and/or
law enforcement officials may exclude district personnel from the investigation procedures and
may prohibit district personnel from contacting parents.
GANGS: The presence of gangs and the violent activities and drug abuse that often accompany
gang involvement can cause a substantial disruption of school, district activities and student’s
ability to meet curriculum and attendance requirements.
A gang is defined as any group that identifies itself through the use of a name, unique appearance
or language, including hand signs, the claiming of geographical territory or the promotion of a
specific belief system that frequently results in criminal activity.
No student on or about district property or at any district activity shall wear, possess, use,
distribute, display or sell any clothing, jewelry, emblem, badge or any other such symbol
evidencing gang membership or affiliation. No student shall use any speech, either verbal or
non-verbal signifying gang membership or affiliation. No student shall solicit other students for
membership in any gangs nor commit any other illegal act or other violation of district policies.
Students in violation of the district’ gang policy will be subject to discipline in accordance with
the district’s Student Code of Conduct.
DISCIPLINE OF DISABLED STUDENTS: A student being served by an Individualized
Education Program (IEP) who engages in conduct which would warrant suspension for a nondisabled student may be suspended for up to and including ten (10) consecutive school days for
violations of the Student Code of Conduct.
When a disabled student is suspended more than ten consecutive school days or for more than
ten cumulative school days during a school year or is being expelled, the student’s parents will
be notified immediately (within 24 hours) of the circumstances of the behavior and the time and
location of the student’s IEP team meeting addressing the infraction and its relationship to the
disability.
The IEP team will determine whether the incident is a consequence of the student’s disability.
The team may recommend alternative placement for the student. The district may not expel a
disabled student or terminate educational services for any behavior, which is a consequence of
the disability.
If the district determines that the student’s behavior, which is related to his/her ability disability,
poses imminent danger to others and the parent refuses to agree to a change of placement, the
district may suspend the student for up to ten consecutive school days or ten cumulative school
days, to provide a general planning and “cooling off” period. At the end of the ten-day period
the student shall be allowed to stay put in his/her current school placement unless the district has
obtained a hearings officer or court order to change the student’s placement.
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Student Responsibilities
ATTENDANCE: All students between the ages of 7 and 18, who have not completed grade 12,
are required to attend school unless otherwise exempted by law. School staff shall monitor and
report violations of the state compulsory attendance law.
**Students who fail to maintain regular enrollment in school may have either their driving
privileges suspended or the right to apply for driving privileges suspended.
Any parent who fails to send a student to school within three (3) days of notification by the
district that their student is not complying with compulsory attendance requirements may be
issued a citation by the district for the student’s failure to attend school. Violation is a Class C
violation of law and is punishable by a court-imposed fine up to $150, as provided by ORS
339.065.
The district will notify the parent in writing that, in accordance with law, the superintendent will
schedule a conference with the non-attending student and his/her parent(s) to discuss attendance
requirements. The written notice will include the following:
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The superintendent or designee has the authority to enforce the provisions of the
compulsory attendance laws.
Failure to send a student to school is a Class C violation.
A citation may be issued by the district in the amount of a $150 fine.
A conference with the parent and student is required.
The written notification will be in the native language of the parent.
Additionally, a parent or guardian, or other person lawfully charged with the care or custody of a
student under 15 years of age, may be found by the courts to have committed the offense of
failing to supervise a child who has failed to attend school as required. Violations, as determined
by the court, may be punishable by a requirement to complete a parent effectiveness program
approved by the court and/or a fine of $600.
ABSENCES AND EXCUSES: Regular daily class attendance is essential for student success.
Students and parents are responsible for school attendance. The attendance secretary will contact
parents (automated phone dialer) when students are absent. Excessive absences may result in
loss of credit and grades, removal from class(es) and/or referral to an attendance or truant officer.
(ORS 339.065)
MAKE-UP WORK: Students will be given the number of excused dates absent plus one to
make up all work missed. Students will have formative and summative opportunities across the
curriculum to assess for learning. Students are strongly encouraged to communicate with their
teachers when they will be gone for a pre-arrangement absences and/or school activity.
Students do not have additional days to make up long-term assignments when they miss school
on the day it is due without communication with instructor and approval.
A student who has been absent for any reason is strongly encouraged to make up specific
assignments missed and/or to complete additional in-depth study assigned by the teacher to meet
subject or course requirements. Parents should contact the office (see SHS Office Homework
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form) to arrange for the collection of homework assignments for a student who will be absent
three days or more. Parents requesting homework should give the office 24 hours to gather the
materials from classes. Students and Parents are also strongly encouraged to use the Siuslaw
High School website (www.siuslaw.k12.or.us) to access assignments when they have missed
classes. Failure to make up assigned work within the time allowed, which is one day for every
day of an excused absence, may (teacher discretion) result in a grade of zero for the assignment.
Absenteeism will not be used as the sole criterion for the reduction of grades. A student who is
absent from school will not be allowed to participate in school-related activities on that day or
evening. Exceptions include documented medical appointments or at the discretion of the
administration.
ABSENCE PROCEDURE: Note/Call Required – When returning to school after an absence, a
student must have a note or phone call from the parent/guardian within 24 hours of the absence.
The note must give the date of the absence and justifiable reason for being absent. In accordance
with ORS 339.065, absence from school or class will be excused only under the following
circumstances:
1. Student illness - it is the responsibility of the Parent/Guardian to call the school on the
day of the illness in order for the absence to be excused. Illness must be extreme; flu,
elevated temperature, coughs, etc. Headaches, “not up to going today” are NOT excuses.
2. Illness of an immediate family member when the student’s presence at home is necessary.
Documentation is required from a parent/guardian.
3. Emergency situations that require the student’s absence. Examples: auto accident, fire,
flood, family death.
4. Field trips and school-approved/co-curricular activities.
5. Medical or dental appointments. Confirmation of appointments will be required (note
from doctor or DMV, with signature, on office stationary required).
6. Other reasons deemed appropriate by the school administrator when satisfactory
arrangements have been made in advance of the absence.
FOLLOWING AN ABSENCE:
1. On the day of return, students must bring a parent note/or have parent call the office
giving the date(s) of the absence and describe the reason. It is the STUDENT’S
responsibility to do this before classes begin so that tardiness will not occur.
2. STUDENT ABSENCES will be considered UNEXCUSED if there is no valid or
verifiable information provided by the parent regarding the absence, or if the reason for
absence do not align with ORS 339.065. Examples of unexcused absences: oversleeping,
missing the bus, car problems, working, doing homework or studying for another class,
hair and/or nail appointments, shopping trips, luncheons, job interviews, swimming,
golfing, vacations (unless Pre-Arranged absence form has been properly completed), etc.
Students are responsible for making up class work/assignments that were missed due to
their absences and must communicate with the teacher.
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REPEATED UNEXCUSED ABSENCES: may result in: 1) Required extra attendance during
non-class times, 2) Additional required course work, 3) Suspension and/or possible expulsion 4)
Recommendation to a truancy officer and/or citation under District Policy and ORS statue.
1. Students who display irregular attendance patterns or non-compliance to compulsory
education laws are referred to the truant officer (law enforcement), as required by Oregon
Law.
2. Students who have accumulated 10 absences, (ABSENCES RELATED TO SCHOOL
ACTIVITIES; athletics, field trips, etc, ARE NOT COUNTED as part of the total
absences) for any reason during a semester, may have absences further analyzed for
attendance and credit issues, including denial of credit for class. Students who miss more
than ten class participations per semester may be required to make up missed classroom
participations by assignment from the administration in coordination with the instructor.
The student will be responsible (in coordination with the instructor) for retrieving
assignments from their instructor(s). The class participation will be made up outside of
the regular school day (Friday and Saturday School, before and after school). Students
not making up missed class participations would receive no credit for the class(es)
involved (NG or F). Students will be required to make up missed class
participations/assignments within certain time restrictions, as determined by instructor.
Exception would include: students receiving special education and/or 504 services, or
those with a documented medical condition).
3. A student’s due process rights will be observed, including the right to appeal the
discipline decisions of staff and administrators.
TRUANCY: A student who is absent from school or from class without permission will be
considered truant and will be subject to detention, suspension, ineligibility to participate in
athletics or other activities and/or loss of driving privileges. (See ORS 339.065)
In an effort to correct attendance problems and to strongly encourage students to attend classes,
disciplinary measures will be taken in cases of unexcused absences or when proper attendance
procedures are not followed. For further information, please refer to Intervention Ladder.
PRE-ARRANGED ABSENCE: Pre-arranged absence arrangements should be filled out and
submitted/completed for anticipated absences in a timely fashion (24 hrs/form directions),
especially if the absences will exceed three (3) days. For example: emergency, family trips,
serious illness, hospitalization, etc. Forms are available in the office and on district web site;
parent/guardian signature is required for approval.
Students may be excused on a limited basis from a preplanned activity or from selected portions
of the established curriculum on the basis of a disability or for personal, religious or ethnic
considerations.
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TEN DAY CONSECUTIVE ABSENCES: If a student misses ten consecutive days, Oregon Law
requires the school to drop the student. A letter will be sent to parents informing them that their
child has been dropped and the procedure to re-enroll.
APPOINTMENTS/CHECKING OUT: A student who finds it necessary to leave school during
the day MUST BRING A NOTE FROM A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN. Proper signout and authorization must be completed at the office before departure. A student who becomes
ill during the school day should, with the teacher’s permission, report to the office. The office
staff will decide whether or not the student should be sent home and will notify the student’s
parent/guardian as appropriate. Failure to properly sign out at the office will render a student
“truant” and will result in disciplinary measures. If returning the same day, the student must sign
back in.
RELEASE OF STUDENTS FROM SCHOOL: A student shall not be released from school at
times other than regular dismissal hours except with the principal’s permission or according to
school sign out procedures. The teacher will determine that permission has been granted before
allowing the student to leave the classroom. The student must then sign out at the office. A
student will not be released to any person without the approval of his/her parent or guardian or as
otherwise allowed by law.
TARDIES: Tardiness is an attendance issue that creates a consistent disruption to the classroom
learning environment and to a student’s own learning opportunities. Students are expected to
arrive to class on time with appropriate materials. Being tardy means that a student has not
arrived before class time has begun. (Sleeping in, getting up late, or giving a ride to a friend
does not justify or excuse a tardy). A student is not considered tardy if held after class by the
preceding teacher and provided with a note. On the third tardy for any one class during a
semester, parents are notified and detention time is assigned. For further consequences, please
refer to the Intervention Ladder. Additionally, students who are consistently tardy following the
lunch break may/will lose open campus privileges for lunch as well as PRIDE time.
PASSES: Students are required to have a visible hall pass anytime they are in the hall during a
class period. The exception is if the student is in the presence of their classroom teacher.
Students without a pass will be directed back to their class. Students are never to leave a class
without the express permission of the teacher. Teachers/Administration will remove Pass
Privileges from students who have shown a pattern of abusing the system.
EIGHTEEN YEAR OLDS: Students who are eighteen may, with parental consent, apply to
write their own notes for attendance/excuse reasons. Attendance rules continue to apply, and this
privilege (if granted) can be revoked. (See Attendance Rules) Applications are available in the
office. The assistant principal must approve completed forms.
DRESS AND GROOMING: The district’s dress code is established to promote appropriate
grooming and hygiene, prevent disruption and avoid safety hazards. A general guideline is that
clothing must be modest and appropriate for a general working or office environment. Students
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who represent the school in a voluntary activity may be required to meet additional dress and
grooming standards approved by the administration and may be denied the opportunity to
participate if those standards are not met.
SPECIFIC GUIDELINES TO BE OBSERVED:
 Shirts or tops must cover the entire torso and must not reveal excessively low neckline or
undergarments. Tube tops, spaghetti string tank tops, halters, backless or half shirts are
specifically banned.
 Shoes must be worn at all times (some classes required for labs).
 Clothes may not portray obscenity, profane or objectionable matter, advocate prejudice or
violence, or depict violence (i.e. rape, suicide, and killing).
 Clothing depicting alcohol, tobacco, or drugs may not be worn, since these substances are
not legal for youth and are in conflict with school curriculum and standards.
 Wearing of headgear, which includes but is not limited to hats, hoods, bandanas, and
scarves, is not permitted in the classroom, office, library, or any other instructional areas.
Exceptions will be made for special activities. Headgear may be confiscated and kept in
the office or by the teacher.
 Clothing that depicts gang affiliation or other hostile messages that could be interpreted
as harassment in their message (implied or not) may not be worn.
 Clothes with holes or that are worn in a way that reveal undergarments/skin above the
mid-thigh are not appropriate and may not be worn. Clothes designed primarily as
undergarments or sleeping garments may not be worn as visible clothing.
 Shorts/sweats may be worn to school with the following restrictions:
o All shorts/sweats must be no higher in cut/style than MID-THIGH, neatly
trimmed without ragged edges. Walking shorts, Bermuda Shorts, coaching shorts
are allowed.
Students who do not follow the above guidelines or whose clothing is inappropriately revealing
will be asked to change their clothes or go home. A t-shirt may be provided by the office for
temporary use. Repeat violations will result in disciplinary action being taken (lunch/and/or FRI
Det.).
DISPLAY OF AFFECTION: Handholding or walking with arms around each other is
acceptable for the school setting. Non-acceptable behavior includes: excessive hugging,
embracing, kissing, sitting in each other’s laps, etc; discipline (lunch detention, Friday school,
etc.) will result for repeat warnings being ignored.
SKIP DAYS: Siuslaw High School does not sponsor or endorse “skip days” or other student
initiated activities during school hours that have not been authorized by the administration.
Students who take part in a “skip day” will be dealt with under truancy procedures.
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VEHICLES ON CAMPUS: Students who park on school property during school hours MUST
REGISTER their vehicles in the office and purchase a parking permit. Parking without a permit
will result in a $5 fine up to the cost of a parking permit. Vehicles must display a parking sticker
and park appropriately in designated parking areas. Students are expected to drive safely and
follow a 10 mph speed limit. Failure to abide by these rules and other safety/noise guidelines
may/will result in loss of parking privileges/and or law enforcement being notified. Repeat
violators will lose parking privileges for the semester. Students must notify the office if they go
to the parking lot (check out procedures) during school hours, except at lunchtime or after
school. Students may not loiter or remain for extended time in their cars in student parking areas
at lunch, or at other times.
IF YOU MOVE: The office must be notified of any change of phone number or address that
occurs during the school year so that we can update our records.
GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS: School regulations are designed to protect the safety of
everyone. Common courtesy dictates that we observe those regulations. Any deliberate
disruption to the educational goals of the SHS learning environment will not be tolerated.
Running in the halls, congregating in large groups and/or sitting on the floors may hamper traffic
flow and constitute a safety hazard. All students are urged to act responsibly with regard to
behavior that may involve the safety of themselves or others.
ELECTRONIC DEVICES/CELL PHONES: Teachers may at their discretion allow the use of
electronic devices for educational purposes in the classroom. However, unauthorized use may be
treated as a behavior infraction and be subject to the school’s discipline policy. Electronic
devices may be confiscated until the end of the day if students fail to follow guidelines. Parents
may (on progression of violation) be notified to pick up the device, if confiscated. If there is
continued disregard for these guidelines, the use of the devices may be prohibited for the school
year. Students may use their electronic devices/cell phones before school, during lunch and at
passing if it does not result in violations of attendance rules. Please refer to Intervention Ladder
for consequences.
FOOD AND DRINK: No food or drink is allowed in the instructional areas during the school
day. This includes classrooms, labs, lecture rooms, computer areas, library and gym. Exceptions
will be made for special events or specific class projects, subject to teacher discretion and/or
administrative approval. Bottled drinking water only may be allowed by teachers if it is not
utilized in a distracting manner. Open containers may be prohibited based on administrative
discretion.
FLAG SALUTE: Students will be provided an opportunity to salute the United States Flag at
least weekly by reciting The Pledge of Allegiance.
EXEMPTION FROM COMPULSORY EDUCATION: The school may grant an exemption
from compulsory attendance to the parent of a student who is 16 or 17 years of age or an
emancipated minor provided the student is:
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a.
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c.
d.
Employed full time.
Employed part-time and enrolled in school part-time.
Enrolled in a community college or other state-registered alternative education program.
New Oregon legislation may impact the signing of this exemption or not.
All such requests must be submitted in writing to the principal and include documentation of the
student’s employment by the employer, or enrollment status by the school. The school requires
notification should the student’s employment or enrollment status be terminated.
Requests will be considered only following a conference with the student and parent or
emancipated student and a review of credits earned for graduation, grades, disability, if
applicable, standardized assessment results, teacher evaluations, counselor appraisal, immediate
plans, short-range and career goals and other pertinent information.
SENIOR TRIPS: The district does not authorize senior trips for any purpose other than a special
part of the Board-approved district curriculum.
BICYCLE PARKING/USAGE: Students who ride bicycles to school must park them in the area
provided for bicycles. Bicycles that are not locked and secured properly are subject to damage
and/or theft. Bikes may not be ridden through the parking lots or through the main driveway
areas, and may not be on sidewalk areas. Students under the age of 16 must wear a helmet as
required by law. Repeat offenders will not be allowed to have bikes on campus.
SKATEBOARD POLICY/WHEELED VEHICLES: Skateboards, roller skates, roller blades, or
any other similar wheeled vehicles are not allowed on any district campus or grounds including
use on sidewalks, in driveways, or in the parking lots. This does not include wheel chairs.
Failure to comply with this policy will result in disciplinary action. Board policy specifically
bans skateboards from any district property for any reason.
HARRASSMENT: SHS prohibits harassment of any form because of an individual’s race,
color, sex, national origin, and disability.
Any student or school personnel who believes he or she has been the victim of sexual harassment
or harassment based on: race, color, national origin or disability of a student or other school
personnel of the School District. Any student/individual or other person who is participating in,
observing, or otherwise engaged in activities, (including sporting events and other extracurricular
activities) under the auspices of the School District; is encouraged as appropriate, to immediately
report the alleged acts to administration. Any new ORS/Legislative changes will be incorporated
in policy.
Appropriate formal or informal action will be taken including, but not limited to the following:
warning, counseling referral, referral to law enforcement, a parent-teacher conference,
progressive discipline, suspension, exclusion, or expulsion. In the event that the harassment is a
clear violation of criminal statute, law enforcement agencies will immediately be contacted.
Examples of harassment may include but are not limited to: name calling, jokes, rumors,
offensive graffiti, threatening or intimidating conduct, physical acts of aggression and/or assault,
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cyber/electronic texting –‘sexting”, derogatory notes or cartoons, theft or damage to property,
unwelcome touching of a person or clothing.
The School District will discipline or take appropriate action against any student, other
individual, or personnel who retaliates against any person who reports an incident of alleged
harassment. Retaliation includes, but is not limited to any form of intimidation, reprisal, or
harassment.
Further details about the harassment policy are available upon request from the school office,
and may be found in Siuslaw School District 97J Policy JBA.
ASSEMBLIES: A student’s behavior in assemblies must meet the same standard as in the
classroom. A student who does not abide by the district’s Student Code of Conduct during an
assembly shall be subject to disciplinary action. Student behavior at co-curricular events and
competitions falls under the student conduct code.
COMPUTER AND INTERNET USE: Students may be permitted to use the district’s computer
system (and student owned devices – with administrative approval) only to meet the instructional
objectives of the school and district or to conduct research related to education consistent with
the district’s mission statement. STUDENTS AND PARENTS MUST SIGN AN INTERNET
CONSENT FORM BEFORE A STUDENT IS ALLOWED TO USE THE INTERNET WHILE
AT SCHOOL. The forms are available in the office and will be filed with the school
administration. By signing the form, the parent and student indicate they understand the
provisions within the contract and accept the responsibilities and consequences contained
therein. Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites are prohibited.
No social
networking sites or boards are allowed. The penalty for violating this rule may result in Out of
School Suspension.
STUDENT CONDUCT: Students are responsible for conducting themselves properly, in
accordance with the policies of the district and the lawful direction of the staff. The district has
the responsibility to afford students certain rights as guaranteed under federal and state
constitutions and statutes.
STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Among these student rights and
responsibilities are the following:
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Civil Rights – including the rights to equal educational opportunity and freedom from
discrimination, the responsibility not to discriminate against others.
The rights to attend public schools, the responsibility to attend regularly and to observe
school rules essential for permitting others to learn at school.
The right to due process of law with respect to suspension, expulsion and decisions which
the student believes injure his/her rights.
The right to free inquiry and expression, the responsibility to observe reasonable rules
regarding these rights.
The right to assemble informally, the responsibility to not disrupt the orderly operation of
the educational process, nor infringe upon the rights of others.
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The right to privacy, which includes privacy in respect to the student’s educational
records.
The right to know the behavior standards and responsibilities expected and the
consequences of violating those standards.
TRANSPORTATION OF STUDENTS: The following rules shall apply to student conduct on
district transportation:
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4.
5.
Students being transported are under the authority of the bus driver.
Fighting, wrestling, or boisterous activity is prohibited on the bus.
Students will use the emergency door only in case of emergency.
Students will be on time for the bus, both morning and evening.
Students will not bring firearms, weapons or other potentially hazardous material on the
bus.
6. Students will not bring animals, except approved assistance guide animals on the bus.
7. Students will remain seated while bus is in motion.
8. Students may be assigned seats by the bus driver.
9. When necessary to cross the road, students will cross in front of the bus or as instructed
by the bus driver.
10. Students will not extend their arms, legs or heads through bus windows.
11. Students MUST have written permission to leave the bus other than for home or school,
or to another destination not authorized by parent or guardian.
12. Students will converse in normal tones; loud, vulgar or harassing language is prohibited.
13. Students will not open\close windows w\o permission from the bus driver.
14. Students must keep the bus clean and must refrain from damaging it.
15. Students will be courteous to the driver, fellow students and passers-by.
16. Students who refuse to promptly obey the directions of the driver, or refuses to obey the
regulations, may forfeit their privilege to ride on buses.
VIOLATIONS OF TRANSPORTATION RULES:
First Offense:
The student will be given a written citation to be delivered to
parent(s)/guardian(s) and signed by one of them. This must be returned to the bus driver before
the student can resume riding the bus; this will also reflect SHS referral system – (SWIS).
Second Offense: The student and parent will receive a citation as described in step 1, to again be
signed and returned to the driver before the student resumes the privilege of riding the bus.
Third Offense: A citation will again be issued as in step 1 above. The student will automatically
be suspended from riding the bus for up to five school days.
Continual or Severe Misconduct: Continual misconduct following three offenses may result in
loss of bus riding privileges for up to the remainder of the semester. Severe discipline problems
such as open disrespect for the driver, profanity, defiance of authority, vandalism or jeopardizing
the safety of the passengers will be met with corrective action that is commensurate to the
consequences for a third offense of misconduct.
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VISITORS ON CAMPUS: Parents and other visitors who have legitimate business at school are
encouraged to visit district schools. Student-aged visitors cannot come to campus for
“socializing purposes” only during the school day. To ensure safety and welfare of students, that
schoolwork is not disrupted and that visitors are properly directed to the areas in which they are
interested, ALL visitors must report to the office upon entering school property. The
administration will approve requests to visit as appropriate. Visitor badges will be issued to
approved visitors.
*SHS utilizes electronic cameras to insure the safety of our students and staff at all times.
Students are not allowed to have guests accompany them to classes. No individual may loiter in
or near a school building or grounds. Loitering is described as not having a reason or
relationship involving custody of or responsibility for a student, or upon inquiry, not having a
specific, legitimate reason for being there. Individuals loitering in or near the school area will be
referred to the civil authorities for appropriate action.
CLOSED CAMPUS: Except for the 30 minute lunch period, (PRIDE time) students are
expected to remain on school grounds during the day and to be in the classroom of the courses
they are enrolled in. Students who are habitually late from lunch may lose the privilege of
leaving campus during the lunch period and will eat lunch in the in-school suspension room.
Individuals cannot visit the SHS campus to just “socialize” – all individuals must report to the
office.
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Student / Parent Complaints
DISTRICT PERSONNEL COMPLAINTS: A person who has a complaint concerning a
classroom/teacher issue should first bring the issue to the classroom teacher. If the outcome is
not satisfactory, a conference with the principal should be requested within five days after the
meeting with the teacher. If the outcome of this conference is not satisfactory, the parent can file
a written, signed complaint with the superintendent within 15 calendar days, who will investigate
the complaint and render a decision. If the complainant is dissatisfied, he/she may appeal to the
Board of Directors within ten days following the receipt of the superintendent’s decision. Board
decisions are final.
DISCRIMINATION OF THE BASIS OF SEX-COMPLAINTS: A student and/or parent with a
complaint regarding possible discrimination of a student on the basis of sex should contact the
building administrator.
EDUCATION STANDARDS COMPLAINTS: Any resident of the district or parent of a student
attending district schools may make a complaint or appeal alleging violation of the district’s
compliance with an educational standard as provided by the State Board of Education. The
complainant should first discuss the nature of the alleged violation with the individual involved.
If the complainant wishes to pursue the matter further, he/she will be provided upon request a
copy of all applicable district procedures.
After exhausting local procedures or 45 or more days after filing a written complaint with the
district, any complainant may make a direct appeal to the State Superintendent of Public
Instruction.
INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS COMPLAINTS: Complaints by students or parents about
instructional materials should be directed to the principal. Should the student or parent,
following initial efforts at informal resolution of the complaint, desire to file a formal complaint,
a “Reconsideration Request Form for Re-evaluation of Instructional Material” may be requested
from the school office. This form must be signed and filed with the superintendent.
A reconsideration committee, comprised in accordance with Board policy, will review the
material and forward a recommendation to the superintendent for appropriate action and
notification to the complainant. A copy of the committee’s recommendation and justification
will be forwarded to the complainant together with the superintendent’s written decision. The
complainant may appeal the decision to the Board, whose decision will be final.
STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES COMPLAINTS: A complaint or concern regarding the
identification, evaluation or placement of a student with disabilities or the accessibility of the
district’s services, activities or programs to a student, should be directed to the District Director
of Special Education.
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Student Services
COUNSELING CENTER: Counselors are available with a focus on four major areas of student
concern:
STUDENT SCHEDULING: Counselors will help students plan a class schedule in coordination
with their aptitudes, abilities, interests, and future plans. Students will develop a 5 year
educational plan through their PRIDE program. This plan will be monitored through the Student
Services Office. This is a graduation requirement. These plans will be adapted as called for as
the student progresses through high school.
TESTING: Information provided by statewide testing and other testing is helpful in making
decisions concerning programs, class scheduling and career choices. Parents are encouraged to
make an appointment with a counselor to discuss students’ test results.
OCCUPATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL TRAINING: The counseling department provides
the student with information to help students
understand the high school program, various
educational and vocational opportunities, and the requirements related to college and career
choices. In addition, resources are available to assist students in applying for
financial
assistance towards higher education.
SHS will be expanding “Internship” opportunities for students in various CTE (Career Technical
Education) electives this 2014-15 school year.
INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING: Individual counseling is available to students and parents;
students are encouraged to discuss concerns with the counselors. Counselors may also be able to
provide information about community resources. In most cases, information given to counselors
is confidential.
ASPIRE PROGRAM: (Access to Student Assistance Programs In Reach of
Everyone):(www.osac.state.or.us/ ) The goal of this statewide program will be to map out high
school coursework, plan for post-high school training/education, and identify the financing needs
to make these dreams a reality. The Oregon student Assistance Commission, (OSAC)
administers ASPIRE. This organization qualifies students for grants and scholarships to attend
Oregon schools.
INSURANCE: At the beginning of the year, the district will make available to students and
parents a low cost student accident insurance program. Parents are responsible for paying
premiums if coverage is desired and to submit the claims through Coast Insurance.
LOCKERS: Lockers and other district storage areas provided for student use remain under the
jurisdiction of the district even when assigned to an individual student. **Lockers for safety and
space needs have been configured to hold two Students per locker and moved to exterior mall
walls and hallways. The District reserves the right to inspect all lockers. A student has full
responsibility for security of the locker and is responsible for making sure it is locked and that
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the combination is not available to others. Valuables should never be stored in a student’s
locker. Lockers may be routinely inspected without prior notice to ensure no item which is
prohibited on district premises is present, the maintenance of, proper sanitation, mechanical
condition and safety. Searches may take place randomly to reclaim district property including
instructional materials. Each student will be required to sign a locker contract before being
issued a locker at the beginning of the year or upon arrival during the year. Lockers are to be
closed when not in immediate use. Students are not to change lockers without office permission.
Failure to abide by locker agreements can result in loss of privilege.
LOST AND FOUND: Any items found in the school or on district grounds should be turned in
to the office. Unclaimed articles will be disposed of at the end of each semester.
SPECIAL PROGRAMS: The district provides special programs for bilingual students and those
with disabilities that affect a student’s success at school. A student or parent with questions
about these programs should contact either the principal or the special education coordinator.
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Student Health Issues
DISTRICT ADMINISTERED MEDICATIONS: The parent shall make requests in writing for
the district to administer medication. Written instructions of the physician are required for all
requests to administer prescription medication. Such instructions must include the following
information: name of student, name of the medication, dosage, route, frequency of administration
and any special instructions. Prescription label meets the requirement for written instructions
from the physician, if the information above is included.
Written instructions of the parent, which include the information above, are required for all
requests to administer nonprescription medication. All medication is to be administered by the
district is to be brought to school by the parent in its original container. Medication not picked
up by the parent within five (5) school days of the end of the medication period or at the end of
the school year, whichever occurs first, will be disposed of by the district.
SELF MEDICATION: Students in grade 9-12 are permitted to self medicate prescription and
non-prescription medication upon written request of the parent and building principal
permission. In the case of prescription medication, permission from the physician is also
required. Contact the school office for additional information and forms. All medication must be
kept in its appropriately labeled, original container. The student’s name is to be affixed to nonprescription medication. Students may have in their possession only the amount of medication
needed during school for that day. Sharing or borrowing medication is strictly prohibited.
Permission to self-medicate can be revoked if the student is found to be in violation of these
requirements. Students may also be subject to disciplinary action.
COMMUNICABLE DISEASES: Parents of a student with a communicable or contagious
disease are asked to telephone Siuslaw High School so that students who have been exposed to
the disease can be alerted. A student with a communicable/contagious disease is not allowed to
come to school while the disease is contagious. This restriction is removed by the written
statement of the local health officer or licensed physician that the disease is no longer
communicable to others in the school setting. For the following diseases, the restriction may be
removed by an administrator or designee: chicken pox, diphtheria, measles, meningitis, mumps,
lice infestations, whooping cough, plague, rubella, scabies, staph infections, strep infections, and
tuberculosis. Parents with questions are urged to contact the office.
IMMUNIZATIONS: A student must be fully immunized against certain diseases or must present
a certificate of statement that, for medical or religious reasons, the student should not be
immunized. Proof of immunization may be personal records from a licensed physician or public
health clinic.
Any student not in compliance with Oregon Statues and Rules related to immunization may be
excluded from school until such time he/she has met immunization requirements. Parents will be
notified of the reason for the exclusion. A hearing will be afforded upon request.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION EXCUSES: A parent may request that a student be excused from PE
activities because of illness or injury, providing that the excused period does not exceed three
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days. For a longer period than 3 days, a physician’s signed request will be required.
REPEATED requests for exclusion will also necessitate a physician’s request. Any exceptions
to this procedure should be referred to the principal. Adaptation may be made for extenuating
circumstances that affect physical performance/course requirements. Contact PE teachers for
details.
Students are to have PE clothes for class, and are expected to keep lockers locked. Students are
expected to dress down for physical education. After four no-dresses, a referral will be issued
and a note sent home. After seven no-dresses, student will conference with instructor for next
step to correct problem.
INFECTION CONTROL/HIV and AIDS: Although HIV and AIDS are serious illnesses, the
risk of contracting the disease at school is extremely low and generally limited to situations
where non-intact skin or mouth, eye or other mucous membranes would be exposed to blood or
any body fluids contaminated with blood from an infected person.
Since any such risk is serious, however, the district requires that staff and students approach
infection control using standard precautions. Each student and staff member is to assume all
direct contact with human blood and body fluids is regarded as known to be infectious for HIV,
AIDS, HBV and/or other infectious diseases.
INFECTION/DISEASE INSTRUCTION: An age-appropriate plan of instruction about
infections/diseases has been included as an integral part of the district’s health curriculum. Any
parent may request that his/her student be excluded from that portion of the instructional
program required by Oregon Law by contacting the principal for additional information and
procedures.
HIV, HBV, AIDS – STUDENTS: As a general rule, a student six years or older infected with
HIV or HBV, and who does not present special risks of others in an educational setting is entitled
to remain in a regular classroom setting and eligible for all rights, privileges and services as
provided by law and Board policy. The district recognizes that a student or parent has not
obligation to report an HIV or HBV condition diagnosis to the district. If the district is informed,
the district is also prohibited by law from releasing information unless the infected person or
parent gives permission for such release. Individuals with questions regarding these
requirements of law or district procedures should contact the superintendent at 997-2651.
HIV – Human Immunodeficiency Virus; HBV- Hepatitis B Virus; AIDS- Acquired
Immune
Deficiency Syndrome
ASBESTOS: The district has complied with the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act
(AHERA) by having their buildings inspected by accredited inspectors and the development of a
management plan for the control of this substance. The management plan is available for public
inspection in the district office. The superintendent of schools serves as the district’s asbestos
program manager and may be reached for additional information.
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Student Activities, Clubs and Athletics
CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS: Student clubs and performing groups such as band, choir,
cheerleading, dance and athletic teams may establish rules of conduct – and consequences for
misconduct – that are more stringent than those for students in general, but cannot be excessively
beyond the general rules of the Student Handbook. If a violation of the club rules is also a
violation of the Student Code of Conduct, the consequences specified by the district shall apply
in addition to any consequences specified by the organization. New clubs must be processed
through the SHS ASB student council and receive approval through administration.
Students may be required to sign a statement acknowledging acceptance of stricter standards of
behavior as a condition of participation in clubs and organizations. Specific details about athletic
program are presented in the athletic handbook; questions may be directed to the athletic
director. Questions about other programs or clubs should be directed to the appropriate advisor.
The Siuslaw School District, in accordance with the Federal Equal Access Act, permits noncurriculum related student-led groups at the secondary level to meet on the premises. All such
groups must be registered with the school administration.
DANCES / SOCIAL EVENTS: students expecting to attend dances must have been in regular
attendance at school the day (including preceding school day of a Saturday dance) of the dance
or have a doctor’s note verifying the reason for their absence. The rules of good conduct and
grooming shall be observed for school dances and social events. Guests, if allowed (past SHS
students and discipline records will be considered), may not exceed 20 yrs of age; and will be
expected to observe the same rules as students of Siuslaw High School. The person inviting the
guest will share responsibility for the conduct of the guest. A student attending a dance or social
event may be asked to sign out when leaving before the end of the activity. Anyone leaving
before the official end of the activity WILL NOT be readmitted.
1. Current Student body cards are required for admission to all dances.
2. At the discretion of the administration, all students may be subjected to the use of a
breathalyzer at the entrance to any or all extracurricular activities, including dances.
3. Attendance at after-game dances is limited to Siuslaw High School students.
4. Students planning to attend a dance must attend school the full day (and/or day preceding
– Saturday dance), of the dance.
5. Apparel for dances must be appropriate, and meet all high school dress code standards.
6. Guests (dates who are not SHS students) are allowed for only four dances: Homecoming,
Red Heart Hop, Winter Ball and Prom. Students must have guest form filled out and
submitted to Office 3 days in advance if they plan to bring a guest. The purpose of the
“guest” privilege is to allow an SHS student to bring someone from another school as
their date. Any guest must come with the SHS student who signed them up.
7. Middle school students or persons over the age of 20 may not attend high school dances.
8. Students and guests who are requested to leave the dance for inappropriate conduct will
be subject to disciplinary action and could lose the privilege to attend further dances for
the remainder of the school year.
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9. Dances on Friday and Saturday evenings will end by 11:00 pm. Social events held on
weekdays must end at 10:00 pm.
10. Dances or social events are sponsored by school organizations and classes. An
administrator must approve plans (must fill out Dance form in Office) for an event at
least one week in advance. The advisor of the sponsoring group (or a cooperating faculty
designee) must be in attendance at all times during preparations and the event itself.
11. The organization sponsoring the dance is responsible for clean up. Dance rules and
regulations are available in the office.
ATTENDANCE AFFECTS CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Students who participate in cocurricular activities are responsible for classroom work and course requirements, and must
complete make-up work for the times they miss class due to their school-related activity. Most
coaches and advisors ask that their participants complete assignments in advance of their absence
for a co-curricular activity. **Students must be at school in regular attendance on the day they
attend or participate in a co-curricular activity for that evening (legitimate medical and/or
administration discretion decides otherwise).
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: All students, regardless of their ability levels, are
encouraged to take part in an extracurricular activity and the many worthwhile learning
experiences that involvement in student government, student clubs, organizations, athletics and
other activities has to offer. Sports offered at Siuslaw High School are cross country, football
(boys), volleyball (girls), cheerleading in the fall; basketball, wrestling (boys) and cheerleading
in the winter; baseball (boys), softball (girls), golf and track and field in the spring. Each student
who participates in extracurricular activities will be asked to sign a co-curricular Code of
Conduct. This includes athletics, band, choir, forensics, etc.
Attending or participating in co-curricular activities and school sports events is an important part
of the high school experience. Students are encouraged to enjoy co-curricular activities and
programs, to participate themselves and to support classmates in activities that represent the high
school. Admission charges vary for different types of events.
Admission for Sports Events:
Adults and Students without ASB cards
Siuslaw HS Students w/ASB Card @ home
HS and MS Students w/ASB Card
Students grades K-5
$5.00
Free
$4.00
$3.00
Note: All Siuslaw students must pay admission at away games.
League play-off games and OSAA State level competition: Admission prices vary for OSAA
contests: all attendees will be charged admission.
FUND RAISING: Student organizations, clubs or classes, athletic teams, outside organizations
and/or parent groups may occasionally be permitted to conduct fund-raising drives at SHS. An
application for permission must be made to the administration at least ten (10) days before the
event.
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All funds raised or collected by and for school approved student groups will be receipted,
deposited and accounted for in accordance with Oregon Law and applicable district policy and
procedures. All such funds will be expended for the purpose of supporting the school’s
extracurricular activities programs. The principal is responsible for administering student
activity funds.
PHYSICAL EXAMS AND FEES FOR ATHLETIC PARTICIPATION: Please refer to Athletic
Handbook.
FIELD TRIPS: Field trips may be scheduled for educational, cultural or other extracurricular
purposes. All students are considered to be “in school” while participating in district-sponsored
field trips. This means students are subject to the school’s student conduct rules, applicable
Board policy and such other rules as may be deemed appropriate by the field trip supervisor.
FOREIGN EXCHANGE STUDENTS: Admission of exchange students will be made only at the
beginning of a semester. All arrangements for admission in the fall semester must be concluded
by August 1, prior to the beginning of the school term. All placement arrangements for
admission to the second semester must be completed by December 1. Foreign exchange students
may be awarded an honorary high school diploma upon satisfactory completion of the school’s
prescribed course of study.
MEDIA ACCESS TO STUDENTS: Media representatives may interview and photograph
students involved in instructional programs and school activities, including athletic events.
Information obtained directly from students does not require parental approval prior to
publication.
Parents who do not want their student interviewed or photographed should direct their student
accordingly.
POSTERS: Signs, banners, or posters displayed need authorization from the PBIS Faculty
Council and must be removed the following day. Students who post printed material without
prior approval will be subject to disciplinary action.
STUDENT BODY CARDS: Student body activity cards identify SHS students who have paid
student body fees. Note that student body cards are required for admittance to dances and are
required for students to receive reduced rates for admission to athletic contests. Free admission
to home games for SHS students requires that a student body card be presented with an updated
activity sticker on it.
STUDENT PUBLICATIONS: All aspects of school-sponsored publications, including web
pages, newspapers and/or yearbooks, are completely under the supervision of the teacher and
principal. Students may be required to submit such publications to the administration for
approval.
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DISTRIBUTION OF MATERIAL: Written materials, handbills, photographs, pictures,
petitions, films, tapes or other visual or auditory materials may not be sold, circulated, posted, or
distributed on district property by a student or a non-student without the approval of the
administration. Materials not under the editorial control of the district must be submitted to the
principal for review and approval before being distributed to students. Materials shall
be reviewed based on legitimate educational concerns. Disapproval may be appealed by
submitting the disapproved material to the superintendent; material not approved by the
superintendent within three days will be considered disapproved. This disapproval may be
appealed to the Board of Education at its next schedule meeting when the individual shall have
reasonable time to present his/her viewpoint.
VIKING PRIDE: Continuing forward in the 2014-15 academic year, SHS will continue to phase
in a variety of academic and social opportunities and visual signage throughout the school and
community, as well as behavioral and academic challenges directed toward SHS students, staff
and all members of the SHS community show VIKING PRIDE!
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VIKING PRIDE! - Do YOU have it!?
Participation * Respect * Inspiration * Dedication * Excellence
P
R
I
D
E
Classroom
Parking Lot
Mall/Halls
Courtyard
Keep lockers organized.
Walk in the building.
Keep body/objects to
self.
Be positive.
Always carry a pass.
Events/Dances
Assemblies
Encourage your
teammates.
Be positive.
Be an active listener.
Modest interaction.
Take care in
entering/exiting.
Be an active listener.
Complete assignments.
Be fully prepared and
on time.
Keep body/objects to
self.
Drive/Park legally.
Display parking sticker.
Keep body/objects to
self.
Follow school rules.
(i.e. bikes, skateboards
& pedestrians)
Golden rule.
Act and speak
appropriately.
Care for your
environment.
Appreciate our
differences.
Be honest &
trustworthy.
Stand up for what is
right.
Encourage others.
Show passion in
learning.
Accept responsibility
Do your personal best.
Do what needs to be
done.
Focus on learning.
Learn from failures.
Never give up.
Follow traffic laws.
Use trash cans.
Stay on the road.
Be safe.
Be courteous of others.
Respect others’ space.
Think before you act.
Use trash cans.
Care for your
environment.
Be safe.
Show respect for
teammates,
opponents, parents,
teachers, and guests.
Show appreciation for
officials, speakers.
Set a positive example.
Turn in found items.
Stand up for what is
right.
Be forgiving.
Reach out to others.
Stand up for what is
right.
Encourage others.
Be forgiving.
Follow all rules and
policies whether
watched or not.
Be forgiving.
Make Siuslaw proud.
Always do the right
thing.
Be a problem solver.
Place the needs of
others over your own.
Be a problem solver.
Be at the right place at
the right time.
Place the needs of
others over your own.
Set an example by
working hard every
day.
Honor your
commitments.
Place the needs of
others over your own.
Pay attention to detail.
Exceed expectations.
Apply learning
Be a strong team
player.
Clean up after self &
others.
Lead by example.
Clean up after self &
others.
Make good choices.
Lead by example.
Help guests and new
students.
Clean up after self &
others.
Build relationships.
Diffuse conflict.
Make good choices.
Evaluate performance
and effort to improve.
Make guests feel
welcome.
Clean up after self &
others.
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