Parent Guidelines

Parent Guidelines
LONG BEACH UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
GUIDELINES
For Parents and Students
Our Mission
To support the personal and intellectual success
of every student, every day.
Your Strong Support Makes All the Difference
Dear Parents,
Thank you for choosing the Long Beach Unified School District. The new school year
brings many opportunities for students to succeed. Our schools remain among the best in
the nation and the world, largely because of the strong support of parents. In fact, our
school system recently was listed among five of the top-performing school systems worldwide. In addition, both the Washington Post and U.S. News and World Report named several of our high schools among the best in the United States in terms of their ability to
offer rigorous college prep courses.
I’m also pleased to report that our graduating seniors this year earned more than $96 million in college scholarships. That total is about a half million dollars more than the previous record and represents more than a five-fold increase since 2007.
Such success is a testament to the hard work of the outstanding educators and support
staff in our schools. Much of the credit, however, also goes to parents like you who send
their children to school ready to learn each day.
I encourage you to remain involved in your child’s education and to stay informed about
the significant progress being made in our schools. Be sure to visit our website frequently
at www.lbschools.net for all of our latest news and information, and remember to sign
up for School Loop and ParentVue through your child’s school to receive important updates throughout the year. You can also follow us on Twitter, where our handle is @SuptSteinhauser.
With your support, we will continue building upon our proud tradition of providing students a superb education.
Best wishes for a safe and rewarding school year.
Christopher J. Steinhauser
Superintendent of Schools
Published by the Long Beach Unified School District
1515 Hughes Way, Long Beach, California 90810
(562) 997-8000
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Diana Craighead
Jon Meyer
Megan Kerr
Felton Williams
John McGinnis
Approved for Distribution 8/18/15
The Long Beach Unified School District is required annually by law to notify parents
or guardians of certain rights and responsibilities contained in the California Education
Code. Summaries of code sections explaining these rights and responsibilities are included in this K-12 2015-16 Guidelines for Parents and Students.
Students have the right to refrain from participating in activities that they feel would constitute “harmful and destructive use of
animals,” pursuant to Education Code Section
32255 et seq. When courses require the use of
live or dead animals, students must be notified
of their rights. A student’s objections must be
substantiated by a note from his or her parent
or guardian. The teacher must develop an alternative educational project of “comparable
time and effort” or excuse the student from the
project.
Parents’ Rights and Responsibilities
Spelled Out In State Laws, Policies
At the beginning of the first semester of each
school year, the California Education Code requires all parents or guardians of minor pupils
to be advised of their rights and responsibilities under specific sections summarized as follows:
Excuse from Comprehensive Sexual Health
Education – 51938, 51939. A parent or
guardian of a pupil has the right to excuse
their child from all or part of comprehensive
sexual health education, HIV/AIDS prevention education, and assessments related to that
education by letting the school know in writing.
Exemption from Physical Examination –
49451. A parent or guardian who does not
want his/her child to be given a physical examination at school must yearly inform the
principal in writing. The child will then be excused from taking the examination. However,
if the school has good reason to believe the
child has contracted a recognized contagious
disease, it is authorized to send the child home
and not permit him/her to return until school
authorities are satisfied that the disease is no
longer contagious.
Exemptions from Class Session – 51938,
51939. The following courses in the high
school curriculum include some class sessions
involving study of human reproductive organs
and their functions and processes and/or comprehensive sexual health education:
Sight, Hearing and Scoliosis Test – 49452,
49455, 49452.5. Every school district in California must provide for testing students for
any sight, hearing, and/or scoliosis problems.
(This section is subject to the restriction stated
in Section 49451 above.)
Health Education (7th grade and 9th/10th
grade); Life Science; Biology 1-2; Human
Anatomy and Physiology 1-2; Health and
Career Exploration; Hospital Health Services
Occupations 1-2; AIMS Hospital Health;
Child, Family and Community; Exploring
Teaching 1-2; Family Living and Parenting;
Life Management; Parent and Child
Students who are excused from certain class
sessions will be assigned to study hall, library
or another class for those periods of time.
Cooperation in Control of Communicable
Disease and Immunization of Pupils – 49403.
Schools are required to cooperate with local
health authorities in helping to prevent and
control communicable (person to person) diseases in school children. (If a parent or
guardian does not have a family physician, the
school refers him or her to the city or county
health department for the child’s needed immunization.)
Pupils’ Rights to Refrain from the Harmful
Use of Animals – 32255. Any pupil with a
moral objection to dissecting or destroying animals shall notify his or her teacher regarding
this objection.
Prescribed Medication for Pupils – 49423,
A.C. Title 17. Medical treatment is the responsibility of the parent/guardian and family
physician. The parent/guardian is urged to
work out a schedule, with the help of the family physician, for giving medication at home.
If it is your desire to have your son or daughter exempted from portions of the above
courses, please mail at once your request to the
principal of the school your child attends.
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Parent Release of Student Information to Military and Other Agencies
Parents may prohibit the release of directory information about their students by informing
the principal in writing at any time during the school year. However, many requests for information are received near the beginning of the school year, so we urge you to complete and return the form below by October 1, if you wish directory information withheld.
Information about your students that can be released includes name, address, telephone number, email address, birth date, enrollment, attendance dates, graduation, high school major, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, if on an athletic team—weight and height,
diploma and awards received.
Agencies receive only the information directly related to their request. For example, a scholarship sponsor would receive dates of attendance, honors and awards information but not weight
and height. Directory information regarding a pupil identified as a homeless child or
youth shall not be released unless a parent, or pupil given parental rights, has provided
written consent that directory information may be released.
Agencies requesting information:
Governmental: The armed services, Probation Department, Department of Children’s Services,
law enforcement in the course of official duties, Social Security, Veteran’s Administration, elected
officials.
School-related: PTA, VIPS, school transportation, work-experience employers, Site-Council.
Employers: Potential or current employers.
Post Secondary: Colleges, other post-secondary institutions.
News Media: Reporters in conjunction with a news story.
Community-related: Grantors of awards, scholarships, honors.
Under No Child Left Behind, school districts are required to release student directory information
for military recruitment purposes unless parents request in writing that Student Directory Information be withheld. You must complete and return this form to your school if you do not wish
your student’s information given to the military or other agencies listed above. If you wish your
students’ directory information to be withheld, complete and return the form below, preferably by
October 1. You may designate whether you would like your student’s information withheld from
the armed services (military) only or from all agencies. Should you decide later in the year, you
may request a form from the school or district and have information withheld from that point forward.
Parent Request for Withholding of Student Directory Information
I request that Student Directory Information be withheld for my student during the current
school year. Please withhold my child’s information from: (check one box)
❐ ALL AGENCIES
❐ ARMED SERVICES/MILITARY ONLY
Student Name: ______________________________________________________________
Grade: ________
School: ____________________________________________________
Name of Parent/Guardian: ____________________________________________________
Parent/Guardian Signature: ___________________________________________________
Date: ______________________________________________________________________
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parent or guardian’s consent, the school nurse
may talk with the child’s doctor and inform
other school staff members about possible effects of the medication on the child’s behavior. At the beginning of each school year,
parents are required to provide a 3-day supply
of medication for their students who take daily
medication outside of school hours in case of
an earthquake or other emergency situation.
Medication must be in its original, prescription bottle, and a medication permission form
must be completed by the parent and physician.
Medications are given at school only when it
is deemed absolutely necessary by the family
physician. Any pupil who is required during
the school day to take medication prescribed
by a California licensed physician, may be
helped to do so by the school nurse or another
authorized school employee, if the school receives (1) a written statement from the physician describing the method of administration,
the amount, and the time schedule of the medication, (2) a written statement from the parent requesting assistance, and (3) medication
in its original pharmacy bottle, labeled appropriately. Medication orders written by a nurse
practitioner (NP) or physician’s assistant (PA)
must have their California drug furnishing
number and the name of their supervising
physician included. The school must receive
the original copy of medication orders that are
faxed to the school within five days. Any disabled student who requires medication during
the school day to effectively participate in the
educational program shall receive assistance
from district personnel on a consistent basis
(34 C.F.R. 104.33). Medications are not usually carried by students, however some students may need to carry their medication: (1)
students with asthma inhalers who need their
medication prior to physical education and
other school sport activities, (2) students with
exquisite allergies (i.e., bee stings, anaphylaxis
to food, etc.), (3) students with diabetes who
receive calculated doses of insulin throughout
the day by continuous subcutaneous insulin
infusion (insulin pump therapy). The student’s physician must provide a written statement stating, (1) the student must carry the
medication, (2) the student has been trained
on self administration and (3) the student has
demonstrated proficiency and responsibility
in self administration. The school nurse will
also assess the student’s ability to self administer medication, and may contact the physician
if there are any questions or concerns.
Emergency Treatment for Anaphylaxis – EC
49414. Anaphylaxis is a severe and potentially
life-threatening allergic reaction that can occur
after encountering an allergic trigger, such as
food, medicine, an insect bite, latex or exercise.
Symptoms include narrowing of the airways,
rashes or hives, nausea or vomiting, a weak
pulse and dizziness. It is estimated that approximately 25% of the anaphylactic reactions
occur during school hours to students who
had not previously been diagnosed with a food
or other allergy. Without immediate administration of epinephrine followed by calling
emergency medical services, death can occur.
Being able to recognize and treat it quickly can
save lives. Recent changes to EC 49414 now require school districts to provide epinephrine
auto-injectors to school nurses and trained
personnel and authorizes them to use epinephrine auto-injectors for any student who
may be experiencing anaphylaxis, regardless of
known history.
Concussion and Head Injuries – EC 49475.
A concussion is a brain injury that can be
caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or
by a blow to another part of the body with the
force transmitted to the head. Even though
most concussions are mild, all concussions are
potentially serious and may result in complications including prolonged brain damage and
death if not recognized and managed properly.
A school district that elects to offer athletic
programs must immediately remove from a
school-sponsored athletic activity for the remainder of the day an athlete who is suspected
of sustaining a concussion or head injury during that activity. The athlete may not return to
that activity until he or she is evaluated by, and
receives written clearance from, a licensed
health care provider. If the licensed health care
provider determines the athlete has a concus-
Special Pupil Medication – 49480. The parent
or guardian of any pupil who is on a continuing medication program is required by law to
tell the school about the medication being
taken, the condition the medication is prescribed for, and the name of the supervising
physician. Parents/guardians of a child with a
significant health condition should contact the
school principal and school nurse at the beginning of each school year, to determine if
any special arrangements are needed. With the
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or breathing problems and not feeling well
enough to participate in school activities.
sion or head injury, the athlete shall also complete a graduated return-to-play protocol of
no less than 7 days in duration under the supervision of a licensed health care provider.
On a yearly basis, a concussion and head injury information sheet must be signed and returned by the athlete and the athlete’s parent
or guardian before the athlete’s initiating practice or competition. This requirement does not
apply to an athlete engaging in an athletic activity during the regular schoolday or as part
of a physical education course.
Pupil Absence for Religious Purposes –
46014. With the written consent of parents or
guardians, pupils may be excused from school
to attend religious training classes at a place
named by their church. Pupils may not be excused for this purpose more than four school
days per month. Attending religious training
classes is voluntary. Pupils are not required to
attend them.
Allowed Absences – 48205, 48980(j). No pupil
may have his or her grade reduced or lose academic credit for any absence or absences excused pursuant to Section 48205 when missed
assignments and tests that can reasonably be
provided are satisfactorily completed within a
reasonable period of time. A pupil shall be excused from school when the absence is:
Medical Treatment
Pursuant to the provisions of Family Code
Section 6910 and Ed. Code 49407, school personnel are authorized to act as an agent for the
reasonable treatment of a child without the
consent of a parent or guardian when the child
is ill or injured during regular school hours or
requires reasonable medical treatment when
the parent or guardian cannot be reached, unless the parent or guardian has previously filed
with the school district a written objection to
any medical treatment other than first aid.
(1)Due to his or her illness.
(2)Due to quarantine under the direction of a
county or city health officer.
(3)For the purpose of having medical, dental,
optometrical, or chiropractic services rendered.
(4)For the purpose of attending the funeral
services of a member of his or her immediate family, so long as the absence is not
more than one day if the service is conducted in California and not more than
three days if the service is conducted outside California.
(5)For the purpose of jury duty in the manner
provided for by law.
(6)Due to the illness or medical appointment
during school hours of a child of whom the
pupil is the custodial parent.
(7)For justifiable personal reasons, including,
but not limited to, an appearance in court,
attendance at a funeral service, observance
of a holiday or ceremony of his or her religion, attendance at religious retreats, attendance at an employment conference, or
attendance at an educational conference on
the legislative or judicial process offered by
a nonprofit organization when the pupil’s
absence has been requested in writing by
the parent or guardian and approved by the
principal or a designated representative
pursuant to uniform standards established
by the governing board.
(8)For the purpose of serving as a member of
a precinct board for an election pursuant
to Section 12302 of the Elections Code.
Confidential Medical Services – 46010.1.
(Grades 7 to 12) School authorities may excuse
any pupil from school for the purpose of obtaining confidential medical services without
the consent of the pupil's parent or guardian.
Pupils with a Contagious Disease – C.C.R.
Title 5, 202. “A pupil with a suspected contagious or infectious disease may not remain in
any public school.” They may be readmitted
to school with written documentation from
their physician and/or a public health officer
that they are no longer contagious/infectious;
however, the school nurse may need to evaluate students for any signs/symptoms when
they return to school.
Habits and Diseases – 48211. The governing
board of the school district may exclude children of filthy or vicious habits, or children suffering from contagious or infectious diseases.
Children need to stay home from school if
they have symptoms of a contagious illness,
which include a fever over 100 degrees, sores
that are open or appear infected, vomiting in
the morning or since going to bed the night
before, diarrhea in the morning or since going
to bed the night before, persistent headache or
stomachache, earache, red eyes with discharge,
persistent cough, suspicious rashes, wheezing
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$710. The referee may also impose an attachment of the student’s driver’s license. Students
identified as "chronic" habitual truants may be
issued the maximum fine on the first offense.
In each case, regardless of the amount of fine
and community service assigned, failure to fulfill the order issued by the Court will result in
revocation or delay in the issuance of the student’s driver’s license.
(9)For the purpose of spending time with a
member of the pupil's immediate family,
who is an active duty member of the uniformed services, as defined in EC § 49701,
and has been called to duty for, is on leave
from, or has immediately returned from,
deployment to a combat zone or combat
support position. Absences granted pursuant to this paragraph shall be granted for
a period of time to be determined at the
discretion of the superintendent of the
school district.
Senate Bill 1317, effective January 1, 2011, allows parents or guardians of chronic truants
to be criminally prosecuted. A chronic truant
is defined as a pupil subject to compulsory
full-time education or to compulsory continuation education who is absent from school
without a valid excuse for 10 percent or more
of the school days in one school year, from the
date of enrollment to the current date. (Educ.
Code 48263.6.) A parent or guardian of a
chronic truant can now be prosecuted under
Penal Code 270.1, if: (a) the child is age six
years or more in K-8, and (b) there is proof the
parent or guardian has failed to reasonably supervise and encourage the pupil’s school attendance.
A pupil absent from school under this section
shall be allowed to complete all assignments
and tests missed during the absence that can
be reasonably provided and, upon satisfactory
completion within a reasonable period of
time, shall be given full credit therefore. The
teacher of the class from which a pupil is absent shall determine which tests and assignments that shall be reasonably equivalent to,
but not necessarily identical to, the tests and
assignments that the pupil missed during the
absence. For purposes of this section, attendance at religious retreats shall not exceed four
hours per semester. Absences pursuant to this
section are deemed to be absences in computing average daily attendance and shall not
generate state apportionment payments.
“Immediate family,” as used in this section, has
the same meaning as that set forth in Section
45194, except that references therein to “employee” shall be deemed to be references to
“pupil.”
Free or Reduced Price Meal – 49510. Each
needy pupil (as defined by regulations of the
State Board of Education) enrolled in school
shall be provided a minimum of one nutritious free or reduced price meal during each
school day which meets or exceeds established
nutritional requirements.
Approved free and reduced-price meal eligibility from the prior school year will be carried over up to 30 operating days in the new
school year, while the new applications are
being processed. Once a new application is
processed for a household, the eligibility will
go into effect immediately. When the carryover period ends, unless the household is notified that their children are directly certified,
or the household submits a meal application
that is approved, the children will pay full price
for schools meals. The Nutrition Services
Branch will not send a reminder or a notice of
expired eligibility. Students new to the district
will need to pay for meals or bring a lunch
until an application is approved. Students
who pay for their meals may do so, in advance,
by depositing money into an account set up
exclusively for that student, at the school’s
cafeteria. Parents may make secured payments, via the internet, to their child’s account.
Visit lbschools.net, “Nutrition Services: Meal
Truancy – 48260. Any pupil who is absent
from school without valid excuse three full
days in one school year, or is tardy or absent
for more than any 30-minute period during
the school day without a valid excuse on three
occasions in one school year, or any combination thereof, is a truant.
The Long Beach Municipal Code section
9.58.020 states that juveniles are prohibited
from loitering (off campus) in public places
between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on
days when school is in session. Students who
are identified as “Habitual Truants” and who
are found loitering in a public place will be
given a citation by officers of the Long Beach
Police Department. Truant students who receive a citation will have to appear before a Juvenile Referee who may issue a monetary fine.
The fines that the referee levies range from
$170 for the first offense to a maximum of
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Immunization Requirements
for K-12 students entering LBUSD schools
(including Transitional Kindergarten)
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garding the benefits and risks of the immunization and the health risks of the communicable diseases; and 2) the parent or legal
guardian, indicating that he or she received the
information provided by the health care practitioner. Students who require subsequent
doses are subject to exclusion from school if
immunization is not received when needed.
Payment Options” for details.
Parents of students with special dietary needs
may contact the Administrative Dietician in
the Nutrition Services Branch office at (562)
427-7923, extension 247.
Individual Instruction to Non-Special Education Pupils with Temporary Disability –
48206.3, 48207, 48208. When a licensed California physician and surgeon and the parent
or legal guardian notifies a school district that
he/she has a pupil with a temporary disability
which makes attendance in the pupil's regular
or alternative education program impossible
or inadvisable, the district is required to make
arrangements for providing individualized instruction, if the pupil is at home or residing in
a hospital or a residential healthcare facility located within the boundaries of the district.
Such pupils have complied with residency requirements for school attendance even if the
parents or legal guardians reside in another
district.
Required First Grade Physical – HSC 124085.
California law requires that all children present
documentation of having a screening physical
examination within 18 months prior to or 90
days after entering first grade. We recommend
that this examination be done while the child
is in kindergarten. Parents/guardians may
contact the local health department office regarding the availability of free health screenings. Parents/guardians may sign a form
waiving this requirement; however, our district
strongly encourages all children be examined.
Immunizations for Communicable Diseases
– 49403. The governing board of any school
district shall cooperate with the local health officer in measures necessary for the prevention
and control of communicable diseases in
school age children. For that purpose the
board may use any funds, property and personnel of the district, and may permit any person licensed as a physician and surgeon, or any
person licensed as a registered nurse acting
under the direction of a supervising physician
and surgeon to administer an immunizing
agent to any pupil whose parents have consented in writing to the administration of such
immunizing agent.
A temporary disability means a physical, mental, or emotional disability after which the
pupil can reasonably be expected to return to
regular classes without special intervention.
This definition does not include pupils who
have been identified as eligible for special education as pupils with exceptional needs.
Presence of Pupils with Temporary Disabilities in Hospital: Notice by Parent – 48208. It
shall be the primary responsibility of the parent or guardian of a pupil with a temporary
disability to notify the school district of the
pupil’s presence in a qualifying hospital.
Required Immunizations – C.A.C. 60006065. No student may be unconditionally admitted to school without adequate
immunizations against polio, diphtheria,
tetanus and pertussis (DTP), measles, mumps,
rubella (MMR), hepatitis B and varicella
(chickenpox). Documentary proof must be
presented verifying immunizations. Exemption from these immunization requirements is
only permitted for medical or personal reasons
upon the written and signed request of the
parent/guardian and/or physician. Beginning
January 1, 2014, the signed waiver to exempt a
pupil from meeting immunization requirements shall include a form prescribed by the
State Department of Public Health signed by
1) the health care practitioner who provided
information to the parent or legal guardian re-
Oral Health Assessment – California law requires that all children present documentation
of having an oral health assessment within 12
months prior to or 8 months after entering
kindergarten or first grade, whichever is
his/her first year of public school. The law
specifies that the assessment must be performed by a licensed dentist or other licensed
or registered dental health professional. Parents/guardians may sign a form waiving this
requirement; however, our district strongly encourages all children to be examined.
Health Care Coverage – EC 49452.9. Your
child and family may be eligible for free or
low-cost health coverage. For information
about health care coverage options and enrollment assistance, call (562) 997-8236 or visit
www.CoveredCA.com.
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and trade and technical schools. For more information, visit the Counseling or Career Center at your school. Parents and students can
also visit the Linked Learning link on the
LBUSD website for information about colleges, career centers, financial aid for colleges
and other career links.
Notice of Alternative School – 58501. California state law authorizes all school districts
to provide for alternative schools. In the event
any parent, pupil, or teacher is interested in
further information concerning alternative
schools, the county superintendent of schools,
the administrative office of this district, and
the principal’s office in each attendance unit
have copies of the law available for your information. This law particularly authorizes interested persons to request the governing board
of the district to establish alternative school
programs in each district.
Comprehensive Sexual Health Education
and HIV/AIDS Education – 51933, 51934,
51938. Requires school districts to provide
HIV/AIDS prevention education at least once
in middle school and once in high school. Permits school districts to provide comprehensive
sexual health education. Specifies content of
instruction, sources of information, and requires parent notification. Parents will be notified if guest speakers will be used to provide
instruction. A parent or guardian of a pupil
has the right to excuse their child from all or
part of comprehensive sexual health education, HIV/AIDS prevention education, and assessments related to that education by letting
the school know in writing.
Instructional Materials – Parents may review
official lists of approved textbooks used to
support each course/subject offered in the
school district. Such lists/catalogues are available in the principal’s office of each school and
at the Long Beach Unified School District Office of Textbook and Library Services, 2201
Market Street. Inspection of any specific materials may be arranged by contacting Textbook Services at 997-8000, ext. 3050.
Weapons, Storage of Firearms – P.C. 12035.
Any person who leaves a loaded firearm within
the reach or easy access of a child may be fined
or imprisoned, or both, if the child gains access to, and improperly uses, the firearm.
If parents find materials/content included in
the instructional materials used in the schools
of the district to be inappropriate for use with
their child, parents should first discuss the
concern with their child’s teacher and principal. Parents may request their child receive an
alternate assignment. The school staff will
make an effort to accommodate the parents’
wishes and will notify the parents. If the concern can not be addressed through these
means, parents have the right to submit their
concern about the instructional material to the
Office of Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development (OCIPD) at 1515 Hughes
Way, Long Beach, CA 90810 by submitting the
district’s Complaints Concerning Instructional
Materials form located in the alpha index on
the district webpage by clicking “c”, “Complaints”. Questions about this procedure
should be referred to OCIPD at 997-8267.
School Accountability Report Card – 35256
and 35258. The governing Board shall annually issue a School Accountability Report Card
for each school in the school district. Copies
are posted on the District internet web site at
www.lbschools.net, and provided upon request from the Public Information Office or
your neighborhood school.
Parent Involvement
Career Counseling and Course Selection –
Parents or guardians of students are encouraged to participate in career counseling sessions and decisions with school counselors
prior to course selection in grades 7-12. In all
grades, students have access to the school
counselors.
The Board of Education recognizes that parents from throughout our ethnically diverse
population serve as an invaluable resource in
the process of educating children. The Board
believes that a child’s education is a responsibility shared by family and school. To ensure a
collaborative partnership, the Board, administration and the staff are committed to providing
parent involvement activities which are of sufficient size, scope, and quality to promote an effective home-school partnership by:
College Career Night will be held Nov. 4 at
California State University Long Beach. This
activity is open to all students and parents, and
offers information on more than 150 college
1. Providing opportunities to help parents
strengthen their parenting, literacy and
English language skills to foster conditions
at home that affect children’s efforts in
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children, from elementary school to high
school. Parents also will be able to update
emergency card information electronically.
The website is available at lbschools.net under
“parentLBUSD” or under ParentVUE in the AZ index.
learning;
2. Providing parents with the knowledge
and strategies to assist their children in
learning at home, in the community, and
at school;
3. Supporting the efforts of parents to work
with their children to understand and
attain the Common Core State standards;
4. Encouraging and facilitating parental
interest and involvement in school
organizations and activities. Also
identifying and involving parents in
instructional and support roles;
5. Encouraging parents to assume school
and district leadership roles in
governance, advisory and advocacy
decision-making processes;
6. Helping parents acquire needed services
through identified school district and
community resources;
7. Training parents, teachers, and principals
to build a partnership between the home
and school to promote effective two-way
communication;
8. Consulting on an ongoing basis with
parents concerning the manner in which
the school and parents can work together
to plan, design, implement, and evaluate
school programs to ensure academic
progress;
9. Informing parents about the academic
performance of their child’s school, and
of the options they have to ensure
appropriate educational placement of
their student;
10. Informing parents of participating
children of the (a) reasons their children
are participating in programs and
(b) specific instructional objectives and
methods of programs.
Parent Education – Parent workshops designed to assist families with parenting, learning activities, standards and curriculum are
provided by the Office of Equity, Access,
College and Career Readiness. Elementary,
middle and high schools select from a menu
of available parent workshops, which are provided at each school site as scheduled. Please
call (562) 997-8322 or check at lbschools.net
under Parent University for the monthly
schedules or available workshops.
Written Translation and Oral Interpretation
You have the right to request the translation of
materials related to your child’s school activities. If you prefer, you have the right to ask for
an oral interpretation of the information. You
should make your request to the school principal or ask any school staff member to speak to
the principal for you. You also have the right to
request an interpreter for any parent meeting
involving your child and the school. You
should make your request to the school principal or ask any school staff member to speak to
the principal for you. If you have any questions
or concerns, you may contact Pamela Seki at
997-8031 for assistance.
Tobacco-Free Schools
The Long Beach Unified School District is a
tobacco free district. Any tobacco use (smoking, chewing, electronic nicotine delivery
system, etc.) by anyone is prohibited at any
time on any LBUSD property. Use of or disposal of any tobacco-related waste within 25
feet of a school playground, except on a public sidewalk located within 25 feet of the playground, is also prohibited. This requirement
applies to all students, staff, and visitors to
campus (volunteers, parents, contractors, general public, etc.). The school district prohibits
the use of electronic nicotine delivery systems
(ENDS) such as e-cigarettes, hookah pens, cigarillos, and other vapor-emitting devices, with
or without nicotine content, that mimic the
use of tobacco products on all district property and in district vehicles at all times. ENDS
are often made to look like cigarettes, cigars
and pipes, but can also be made to look like
Reference: Augustus F. Hawkins - Robert T. Stafford Elementary and Secondary School Improvement Amendments of 1988 (Public Law 100-297) Federal Register 34
CRT Part 75, California Education Code 11500, 11506.
Revised March 2006.
ParentVUE – ParentVUE is a website that allows parents to view their children’s current
and historical information, including daily attendance, grades, report cards, test scores, discipline, graduation status, preparation for
college and more. It is also a one-stop location
for links to other parent services including
School Loop and MySchoolBucks (school
meal accounts). With one simple activation,
parents can view information on all of their
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Activity
everyday items such as pens, asthma inhalers
and beverage containers. These devices are not
limited to vaporizing nicotine; they can be
used to vaporize other drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, and heroin. Section 119405 of
the Health and Safety Code prohibits the sales
of e-cigarettes to minors which means that
students should not be in possession of any
such devices. Students using, in possession of,
or offering, arranging or negotiating to sell
ENDS can be subject to disciplinary action,
particularly because ENDS are considered
drug paraphernalia, as defined by 11014.5 of
the Health and Safety Code.
Closed Campuses
Date
Level
First Day - All Schools Sept. 2
All
Back to School Elementary & K-8
Sept. 16
Elem. & K-8
Schools
Back to School Middle School
Sept. 29
High &
Middle Schools
Back to School High
Oct. 6
High & Middle
Schools
Parent Conferences
(6 days)
Nov. 3-10 Elem. & K-8
Schools
Secondary
Floating Day”
Nov. 20
Winter Break
Dec. 18 All Schools
(Dec. 11) (Track B Elem)
Fall Finals
Jan. 26,
27, 28
High Schools
Secondary First Day
of Semester
Feb. 1
High & Middle
Schools
Parent Conferences
(2 days)
Mar. 8-9
Elem. & K-8
Schools
High & Middle
Schools
All secondary schools in the district are considered “closed” rather than open campuses. A
closed campus is one from which no student
may leave during school hours unless the student has a lunch permit or other pass or authorization to leave the campus during school
hours. Neither the school district nor any officer or employee thereof shall be liable for the
conduct or safety of any pupil during such
time as the pupil has left the school grounds
pursuant to this option. EC44808.5 A student
who is off campus without authorization during school hours is considered truant.
Open House
Middle School
May 24
High & Middle
Schools
Open House
High School
May 25
High & Middle
Schools
May 26
Minimum Days
Open House
Elementary
Elem. & K-8
Schools
Spring Finals
June 13,
14, 15
High Schools
End of School Year
June 16 All
(July 26) (Track B Elem)
The school district has established the districtwide minimum day schedule listed here
for the traditional calendar school year.
Schedules at individual schools (year-round
and traditional-calendar) may vary according
to the needs of each school. When additional
minimum days are scheduled after the printing of this publication, the parents and
guardians of the affected pupils will be notified as early as possible, and no later than one
month before the scheduled minimum or
pupil-free day. (E.C. 48980c)
Dismissal Time on Minimum Days
Exact times may vary by site.
Standard Bell
Dismissal
Minimum Day
Dismissal
AM Kindergarten 11:40/12:40
11:20/12:20
Elementary & K-8 Schools 2:10/2:15
1:00
Elementary & K-8 Schools 3:10/3:15
2:00
High Schools 2:40/2:50
1:10/1:20
High Schools 3:40
2:10
Middle Schools 3:40
2:18
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the District to comply with the provisions of
the United States Family Educational Rights
and Privacy Act (FERPA) by writing to: Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department
of Education, 400 Maryland Ave., SW, Washington, D.C. 20202-4605.
Parents’ Rights Regarding
Student Records
A cumulative record, whether recorded by
handwriting, print, tapes, film, microfilm or
other means, must be maintained on the history of a pupil’s development and educational
progress. The District will protect the privacy
of such records. Parents/guardians have the
right to 1) inspect and review the student’s educational record maintained by the school, 2)
request that a school correct records which
they believe to be inaccurate or misleading,
and 3) have some control over the disclosure
of information from educational records.
School officials with legitimate educational interests may access student records without
parental consent as long as the official needs
to review the records in order to fulfill his/her
professional responsibility. Upon request from
officials of another school district in which a
student seeks or intends to enroll, the District
shall disclose educational records without
parental consent.
Elementary and Secondary
Education Act-Title I
In January 2002, a federal law, the No Child
Left Behind Act was passed. One provision in
this law requires all districts to notify parents
regarding qualifications of their student’s
classroom teacher. According to this law, parents have the right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of their
child’s teacher, including:
•
•
•
Parents’ request to access their student’s educational records must be submitted in a written form to the school of attendance (for
current students) and the school will have five
(5) business days from the day of receipt of the
request to provide access to the records. Copies
of student records are available to parents for
a fee of .25¢ per page. For students no longer
enrolled in the district, requests are to be submitted in writing to the Records Management
Office, 2201 E. Market Street, Long Beach, CA
90805. Copies of transcripts are available for
$12.00. Additional records for students no
longer enrolled in the district are available
upon written request to the Records Management Office for .25 ¢ per page.
•
Whether the teacher has met state
credential or license criteria for grade level
and subject taught.
Whether the teacher is teaching under
emergency of other provisional status.
The baccalaureate degree major of the
teacher and any other graduate
certification or degree held.
Whether the child is provided services by
paraprofessionals, and if so, their
qualifications.
If you are interested in obtaining this information, please contact the principal at your
child’s school.
Equal Access to Educational
Opportunities – Homeless Education
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
for Homeless Children and Youth entitles all
homeless school-aged children to the same
free and appropriate public education that is
provided to non-homeless students.
Any challenge to school records must be submitted in writing to the Director of Student
Support Services, 2221 Argonne Avenue, Long
Beach, CA 90815. A parent challenging school
records must show that the records are 1) inaccurate, 2) an unsubstantiated personal conclusion or inference, 3) a conclusion or
inference outside the observer’s area of competence, 4) not based on the personal observation of a named person with the time and
place of the observation noted, 5) misleading,
or 6) in violation of the privacy or other rights
of the student. Parents have the right to file a
complaint with the United States Department
of Education concerning an alleged failure by
A homeless student is defined as a person between the ages of birth (Early Head Start and
Head Start Programs) and twenty-two (special
education students) who lacks a fixed, regular,
and adequate nighttime residence and may:
•
•
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Live in an emergency or transitional
shelter; abandoned building, parked car,
or other facility not designed as a regular
sleeping accommodation for human
beings;
Live “doubled-up” with another family,
due to loss of housing stemming from
financial problems (e.g., loss of job,
eviction or natural disaster);
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Unaccompanied youth; such as teen parents
not living with their parent or guardian or students that have runaway or have pushed out of
their homes, have access to these same rights.
Live in a hotel or motel;
Live in a trailer park or campsite with
their family;
Live in a Single Room Occupancy (SRO)
building - a multiple tenant building
consisting of individual rooms with shared
restrooms and/or kitchens (not an
apartment building or a one bedroom);
Live in a rented garage due to loss
of housing;
Live in a transitional housing program;
Live temporarily with an adult that is not
the legal guardian due to loss of housing;
Live alone, without any adult
(unaccompanied youth);
Have been abandoned at a hospital;
Be awaiting foster placement in limited
circumstances;
Reside in a home for school-aged, unwed
mothers or mothers-to-be if there are no
other available living accommodations; or
Be abandoned, runaway, or pushed out
youth or migrant youth that qualifies as
homeless because he/she is living in
circumstances described above.
Choosing Your Child’s School:
A Summary of School Attendance
Options in California
California law (Education Code Section
48980(h) requires all school boards to inform
each student’s parents/guardians at the beginning of the school year of the various ways in
which they may choose schools for their children to attend other than the ones assigned by
school districts. Students that attend schools
other than those assigned by the districts are
referred to as “transfer students” throughout
this notification. There is one process for
choosing a school within the district in which
the parents/guardians live (Application for
School of Choice—SOC) and a process for selecting schools in other districts (Interdistrict
Permit Form—IDP). The general requirements and limitations of each process are described below.
A homeless student has the right to attend
either the school of origin (the school that the
student was last enrolled or attended when
housed, if feasible) or the current school of
residence. If a dispute arises over school selection or enrollment, the parent/guardian has
the right to dispute the school’s decision by
contacting the district’s homeless liaison, Dr.
Erin Simon, at (562) 786-6870, ext. 241, or
Bethune Transitional Center at (562) 4352050.
Choosing a School Within the District in
Which Parents/Guardians Live
The law (Education Code Section 35160.5) requires the school board of each district to establish by July 1, 1994, a policy that allows
parents/guardians to choose the school their
children will attend, regardless of where the parents/guardians live in the district. The law limits choice within a school district as follows:
The law requires the immediate enrollment of
homeless students, which is defined as “attending class and participating fully in school
activities”. Schools cannot delay or prevent the
enrollment of a student due to the lack of
school or immunization records. It is the responsibility of the district homeless liaison to
refer parents to all programs and services for
which the student is eligible. Referrals may include, but is not limited to: free nutrition, special education services, tutoring, English
Language Learners programs, Gifted and Talented Education program, preschool, before
and after school services or any other program
offered by the school or district. The district
shall ensure that transportation is provided, at
the request of the parent/guardian/unaccompanied homeless youth, to and from the school
of origin, if feasible.
Students who live in the attendance area of a
school must be given priority to attend that
school over students who do not live in the
school’s attendance area.
In cases in which there are more requests to attend a school than there are openings, the selection process must be “random and
unbiased,” which generally means students
must be selected through a lottery process
rather than on a first-come, first-served basis.
A district cannot use a student’s academic or
athletic performance as a reason to accept or
reject a transfer.
A district is not required to provide transportation assistance to a student who transfers
to another school in the district under these
provisions.
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SAMPLE ONLY
Forms are available at
Assistant
Superintendents Offices.
LONG BEACH UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA
APPLICATION FOR SCHOOL OF CHOICE
(No District Transportation Provided)
Part A
TO BE FILLED OUT BY PARENT OR GUARDIAN
PLEASE PRINT
SCHOOL REQUESTED_____________________________
School Year for Which Application Is Being Made____________________
Grade for Which Application Is Being Made__________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________________Student’s Last Name, First Name, M.I.
________________________________________________________________________________________________Street Address Including Apt. #
________________________________________________________________________________________________ City, State, and Zip Code
Birthdate_____________________Male_____________Female__________Language Spoken in
Home__________________________________
Parent or Guardian_________________________________Home Phone_____________________Work
Phone___________________________
School of Residence: ____________________________________________ Current School:
_______________________________________
REASON FOR APPLICATION –CHECK ONE OPTION ONLY
Name of brother or sister currently attending school of choice, if any?________________________________ Current Grade
____________
SPECIAL SCHOOL PROGRAM:
Applying for special school program
Name of Program____________________________________
Currently attending a LBUSD Child Development Center
Name of CDC _____________________________________
Applying for Dual Literacy or Dual Immersion
SPECIAL TRANSFER: Off Campus Child Care * Health or Physical * Change of Residence *
Severe Hardship to Parent or Child * Senior Option * Emotional and/or Social Adjustment *
OTHER REASON:
* Please explain:
___________________________________________________________________________________
*See back of Application; must provide documentation
Incomplete applications will be returned.
I have read and understand the REGULATIONS STATED ON THE REVERSE SIDE of this application regarding school transfers. I
understand all new school transfers are subject to cancellation based on space availability. (Regulation C.3)
_________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________
Signature of Parent or Guardian
Part B
Date
FOR SCHOOL USE ONLY
__________Denied
_________Approved: Pending Space Available (See Regulation C.3 on the back)
EL Level_______________ Special Ed. Class If Any ____________________
SCHOOL CODING: Paired School
(PS)
Special Program
(MG)
Dual Literacy/Dual Immersion
(AC)
Special Transfer
(ST)
Other
(SC)
Receiving School
Administrator Signature__________________________________________Date_____________
Distribution: WHITE: School of Choice
REVISED: 11/05
YELLOW: Current School
PINK: Parent
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SAMPLE ONLY
Forms are available at
Assistant
Superintendents Offices.
INTERDISTRICT TRANSFER PERMIT APPLICATION
1515 Hughes Way, Long Beach, CA 90810
Elementary Schools: 562-997-8247 · Fax 562-997-8285
Secondary Schools: (MS) 562-997-8100 · Fax 562-997-8282 [email protected]
(HS) 562-997-8115
-997-8286
[email protected]
To be completed by parent/guardian
SAMPLE ONLY
Forms are available online
and at Assistant
Superintendent’s Offices
(Please print)
School Year
Grade Requested
Date of Request
Birth Date
Gender
2015 - 2016
Student Name
Last:
Address
Male
First:
City/Zip Code
Female
How Long?
School of Residence
Language spoken in home
Current or Last School of Attendance
Number of years attended
District Requested
School Requested
Ethnicity
Currently
Attending?
Yes
Mother/Step-Mother/Guardian’s Name
Father/Step-Father/Guardian’s Name
Is the student receiving Special Education Services?
Language/Speech (LAS)
No
Contact Number
If yes, what is the current placement?
Resource Specialist Program (RSP)
Special Day Class (SDC)
Other
What is the reason for the request? See reverse side “Documents Required” for a listing of the proof/evidence required to
support the reason checked.
Child Care – K-8
Parent Employment
Proposed Change in Residence
Senior Option
Magnet Program
Other
Sibling
I have read the terms and conditions on page two and understand the regulations and policies governing interdistrict attendance permits and
hereby submit my application. I declare under the penalty of perjury that the information provided above is true and accurate. I understand
that the information provided is subject to verification and that the mere act of completing this application and providing all the required
documentation DOES NOT guarantee that the request will be approved.
Parent/Guardian Signature _____________________________________________________ Relationship to Student ____________________
FOR DISTRICT USE ONLY
District of Residence
Decision:
Proposed District of Attendance
Approved
Denied
Decision:
Approved
Comments:
Comments:
Authorizing Signature:
Authorizing Signature:
Title:
District:
Date:
Title:
Long Beach Unified School District
Denied
Date:
District:
Revised 2/15
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Choosing a School Outside the District in
Which Parents/Guardians Live
If a transfer request is denied, a parent/
guardian does not have an automatic right to
appeal the decision. A district may, however
voluntarily decide to put in place a process for
parents/guardians to appeal a decision. In the
Long Beach Unified School District, parents/guardians may appeal a denied SOC application directly to the school of choice site
administrator. Parents/guardians also may appeal the decision of the school of choice site
administrator by contacting the school of
choice site administrator’s assistant superintendent or deputy superintendent.
Parents/guardians have two different options
for choosing a school outside the district in
which they live. The two options are described
below:
1. General Interdistrict Transfers - The law
(Education Code Sections 46600 and following) allows two or more districts to
enter into an agreement for the transfer of
one or more students for a period of one to
five years. New agreements may be entered
into for additional periods of up to five
years each. The agreement must specify the
terms and conditions under which transfers
are permitted. There are no statutory limitations on the kinds of terms and conditions districts are allowed to place on
transfers. The law on interdistrict transfers
also provides for the following:
Parents may choose any school within the
Long Beach Unified School District for their
children to attend, with certain restrictions.
For example, most specialized programs have
some admission criteria, and the desired
school must have space available. In general,
neighborhood children have first priority in
enrolling in a specific school. (When a school
is overcrowded, however, neighborhood children may have to attend another school.)
If either district denies a transfer request, a
parent/guardian may appeal that decision
to the county board of education. There are
specified timelines in the law for filing an
appeal and for the county board of education to make a decision.
School of choice applications are generally
available at each school in January. At that
time, application can be made for the next
school year. Deadlines for applying to the various schools or specialized programs are usually in mid March each year. Check with your
school for specific deadline dates during that
time period.
No district is required to provide transportation to a student who transfers into
the district.
Parents should check at the desired school
and district to see whether space is available before submitting the necessary paperwork. The Education Code allows
school districts to enter into interdistrict attendance agreements. Either the district of
residence or the district of choice may deny
the application, but if a permit is granted
for employment or child-care reasons, the
student has the right to remain in that district’s schools through the twelfth grade,
subject to the availability of classroom
space. A sample of the application form is
provided after this section.
Information about all educational program
options in each LBUSD school, including specialized programs, special education, continuation school, gifted and other programs, is
available online at www.lbschools.net. A sample “Application for School of Choice” within
the Long Beach Unified School District is provided after this section.
If, while on school grounds, a student becomes
a victim of a violent criminal offense, as defined by the State Board of Education, or attends a school designated by the California
Department of Education as persistently dangerous, he/she shall be provided options to
transfer to another school. LBUSD had no
schools identified as "persistently dangerous."
Contact your assistant superintendent for
more information.
A pupil who has been determined by personnel of either the home or receiving district to have been the victim of an act of
bullying, as defined in EC 48900(r), shall,
at the request of the parent or legal
guardian, be given priority for interdistrict
attendance under any existing agreement
or, in the absence of an agreement, be given
additional consideration for the creation of
an interdistrict attendance agreement.
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school of origin; an emancipated pupil who
resides within the boundaries of the school
district; a pupil who lives in the home of a
caregiving adult that is located within the
boundaries of the school district; or a pupil
residing in a state hospital located within the
boundaries of the school district.
2. Parental Employment in Lieu of Residency
Transfers (“Allen Bill Transfers”) - The law
(Education Code Section 48204b) provides
that if one or both parents/guardians of a
student are physically employed for a minimum of 10 hours in the boundaries of a
school district other than the one in which
they live, the student may be considered a
resident of the school district in which
his/her parents or guardians work. This
code section does not require that a school
district automatically accept a student requesting a transfer on this basis, but a student may not be rejected on the basis of
race/ethnicity, sex, parental income, academic achievement, or any other “arbitrary” consideration. Other provisions of
Education Code Section 48204b include:
Section 48204 of the Education Code provides that a caregiver affidavit constitutes a
sufficient basis for determination of residency of the minor, without the requirement of a guardianship or other custody
order, unless the school district determines
from actual facts that the minor is not living with the caregiver. The school district
may require additional reasonable evidence
that the caregiver lives at the address provided.
Either the district in which the parent/
guardian lives or the district in which the
parent/guardian works may prohibit the
transfer if it determines there would be a
negative impact on its court-ordered or
voluntary desegregation plan.
The above summary of the attendance alternatives available to parents/guardians and
their children is intended to provide an
overview of the laws applying to each alternative. Any parents/guardians who are interested
in finding out more about these options
should contact their own school districts, or
the districts they may be thinking about transferring into, for more information on the districts’ policies, procedures, and timelines for
applying for transfers.
The district in which the parent/guardian
works may reject a transfer if it determines
that the cost of educating the student
would be more than the amount of government funds the district would receive
for educating the student. This limitation
might particularly apply to any special
needs student that would require extra
services from the district for which the district believes the state aid it would receive
would not cover costs.
Transitional Kindergarten
The Long Beach Unified School District will
offer Transitional Kindergarten in several
schools across the district for students who
will not reach age five until fall. Transitional
kindergarten classes are a response to recent
state legislation changing the entry date for
kindergarten from Dec. 2 to Sept. 1 over the
course of four years. Children are eligible for
Transitional Kindergarten if their fifth birthday falls between:
There are set limits (based on total enrollment) on the net numbers of students that
may transfer out of a district under this law,
unless the district approves a greater number of transfers.
There is no required appeal process for a
transfer that is denied. However, the district
that declines to admit a student must provide in writing to the parent/guardian the
specific reasons for denying the transfer.
• Nov. 2 and Dec. 2 (for 2012-13);
• Oct. 2 and Dec. 2 (for 2013-14);
• Sept. 2 and Dec. 2 (for 2014-15 and each
school year thereafter).
Transitional Kindergarten is the first year of a
two-year kindergarten program. In 20142015, students with birthdays in this time
frame will be required to attend one year of
Transitional Kindergarten and then one year
of Traditional Kindergarten. Transitional
Kindergarten is designed to encourage oral
language development, offer students many
hands-on opportunities for learning and to
A pupil may alternatively comply with the
residency requirements for school attendance in a school district, if he or she is any
of the following: placed in a foster home or
licensed children’s institution within the
boundaries of the school district pursuant
to a commitment of placement under the
Welfare and Institutions Code; a pupil who
is a foster child who remains in his or her
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related activity off grounds, or while going to
or coming from school, has committed any of
the following offenses:
A. (1) Caused, attempted to cause, or threatened to cause physical injury to another
person; or (2) willfully used force or violence upon the person of another, except
in self-defense.
B. Possessed, sold, or furnished any firearm,
knife, explosive, or other dangerous
object. (State law provides that an adult
who leaves a loaded firearm within the
reach or easy access of a child may be
fined or imprisoned, or both, if the child
gains access to and improperly uses the
firearm.)
C. Unlawfully possessed, used, sold or
furnished, or been under the influence
of any drug, alcoholic beverage, or intoxicant of any kind.
D. Unlawfully offered, arranged or
negotiated to sell any controlled
substance, alcoholic beverage, or
intoxicant and then sold, delivered, or
otherwise furnished another substance or
material in lieu of the represented
controlled substance, alcoholic beverage
or intoxicant.
E. Committed or attempted to commit
robbery or extortion.
F. Damaged or attempted to damage school
or private property.
G. Stolen or attempted to steal school or
private property.
H. Possessed or used tobacco or nicotine
products on school premises.
I. Committed an obscene act or engaged
in habitual profanity or vulgarity.
J. Unlawfully possessed or unlawfully
offered, arranged or negotiated to sell any
drug paraphernalia as defined in Sec.
11014.5 of the Health and Safety Code.
K. (1) Disrupted school activities or
otherwise willfully defied the valid
authority of school personnel.
(2) Except as provided in Section 48910, a
pupil enrolled in kindergarten or any of
grades 1 to 3, inclusive, shall not be
suspended for any of the acts enumerated
in this subdivision, and this subdivision
shall not constitute grounds for a pupil
enrolled in kindergarten or any of grades
1 to 12, inclusive, to be recommended for
expulsion. This paragraph shall become
inoperative on July 1, 2018, unless a later
benefit from the "gift of time" in the classroom
setting. Visit the LBUSD website (www.lbschools.net) to view sites that will have Transitional Kindergarten classrooms for the
upcoming school year. If your school of residence will not have a Transitional Kindergarten program, please call the Elementary
Office or your school of residence for information about an alternative option for Transitional Kindergarten.
Behavior Expectations
Each school site and each classroom teacher
has established behavior expectations for their
students. It shall be the responsibility of teachers and administrators to see that rules are carried out in a fair and reasonable manner.
Every teacher, administrator and other designated employees shall assume responsibility
for implementation of the rules in areas such
as the classroom, cafeteria, school bus and
school grounds.
In dealing with behavior problems in the classroom, the first steps taken by the teacher shall
include: (a) conference with the student and
contact with the parents; (b) referral to the
counselor or principal if there’s no change in
the student’s attitude, or (c) referral to the
principal for serious infractions.
The principal may (a) hold a conference with
the parents; (b) assign the student to a special
class or program; (c) suspend the student from
school following a conference with the parents
and the student as to the reasons, school policy violated, and duration of the suspension,
or (d) suspend the student to the District
Guidance and Review Committee for consideration for placement in another school or for
exclusion or expulsion.
Prior to suspension, the student must be told
why he/she is being suspended and given an
opportunity to tell his/her version of the incident. Before the pupil leaves the school
grounds, every effort will be made to notify the
parent of the suspension, the reason, and the
rules involved. The parent will be given an opportunity to respond.
As per E.C. 48900, parents and pupils are
hereby notified that in schools of the Long
Beach Unified School District a student may
be suspended, receive an intervention transfer
or be recommended for expulsion from school
if the principal determines that the student,
while on school grounds or during a school-
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(i) A message, text, sound, or image.
(ii) A post on a social network Internet
Web site, including, but not limited to:
(I) Posting to or creating a burn page.
“Burn page” means an Internet Web site
created for the purpose of having one or
more of the effects listed in paragraph(1).
(II) Creating a credible impersonation of
another actual pupil for the purpose of
having one or more of the effects listed in
paragraph (1). “Credible impersonation”
means to knowingly and without consent
impersonate a pupil for the purpose of
bullying the pupil and such that another
pupil would reasonably believe, or has
reasonably believed, that the pupil was or
is the pupil who was impersonated.
(III)Creating a false profile for the
purpose of having one or more of the
effects listed in paragraph (1). “False
profile” means a profile of a fictitious
pupil or a profile using the likeness or
attributes of an actual pupil other than
the pupil who created the false profile.
(B) Notwithstanding paragraph (1) and
subparagraph (A), an electronic act shall
not constitute pervasive conduct solely
on the basis that it has been transmitted
on the Internet or is currently posted on
the Internet.
(3) “Reasonable pupil” means a pupil,
including, but not limited to, an
exceptional needs pupil, who exercises
average care, skill, and judgment in
conduct for a person of his or her age, or
for a person of his or her age with his or
her exceptional needs.
S. A pupil shall not be suspended or
expelled for any of the acts enumerated in
this section, unless that act is related to
school activity or school attendance
occurring within a school under the
jurisdiction of the superintendent of the
school district or principal or occurring
within any other school district. A pupil
may be suspended or expelled for acts
that are enumerated in this section and
related to school activity or attendance
that occur at any time, including, but not
limited to, any of the following:
(1) While on school grounds.
(2) While going to or coming from school.
(3) During the lunch period whether on
or off the campus. (4) During, or while
going to or coming from, a school
sponsored activity.
enacted statute that becomes operative
before July 1, 2018, deletes or extends
that date.
L. Knowingly received stolen school
property or private property.
M. Possessed an imitation firearm.
N. Committed or attempted to commit a
sexual assault or committed a sexual
battery.
O. Harassed, threatened, or intimidated a
pupil who is a complaining witness or
witness in a school disciplinary
proceeding.
P. Unlawfully offered, arranged to sell,
negotiated to sell, or sold any illegal or
prescription drugs.
Q. Engaged in, or attempted to engage in,
hazing.
R. Engaged in an act of bullying. For
purposes of this subdivision, the
following terms have the following
meanings: (1) “Bullying” means any
severe or pervasive physical or verbal act
or conduct, including communications
made in writing or by means of an
electronic act, and including one or more
acts committed by a pupil or group of
pupils as defined in Section 48900.2,
48900.3, or 48900.4, directed toward one
or more pupils that has or can be
reasonably predicted to have the effect of
one or more of the following:
(a) Placing a reasonable pupil or pupils in
fear of harm to that pupil’s or those
pupils’ person or property.
(b) Causing a reasonable pupil to
experience a substantially detrimental
effect on his or her physical or mental
health.
(c) Causing a reasonable pupil to
experience substantial interference with
his or her academic performance.
(d) Causing a reasonable pupil to
experience substantial interference with
his or her ability to participate in or
benefit from the services, activities, or
privileges provided by a school.
(2)(A) “Electronic act” means the
creation and transmission originated on
or off the school site by means of an
electronic device, including, but not
limited to, a telephone, wireless telephone
or other wireless communication device,
computer, or pager, of a communication,
including but not limited to, any of the
following:
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as described in Section 48911.1, shall be imposed when other means of correction fail to
bring about proper conduct. A school district
may document the other means of correction
used and place that documentation in the
pupil’s record which may be accessed pursuant
to section 49069. However, a student may be
suspended subject to Section 1415 of title 20
of the United States Code for any of the above
reasons upon a first offense, if the principal
determines that the student committed any offenses A through W, or that the student’s presence causes a danger to persons or property or
threatens to disrupt the instructional process.
T. A pupil who aids or abets, as defined in
Section 31 of the Penal Code, the
infliction or attempted infliction of
physical injury to another person may be
subject to suspension, but not expulsion,
pursuant to this section, except that a
pupil who has been adjudged by a
juvenile court to have committed, as an
aider and abettor, a crime of physical
violence in which the victim suffered
great bodily injury or serious bodily
injury shall be subject to discipline
pursuant to subdivision (a).
U. As used in this section, “school property”
includes, but is not limited to, electronic
files and databases.
V. For a pupil subject to discipline under
this section, a superintendent of the
school district or principal may use his or
her discretion to provide alternatives to
suspension or expulsion that are age
appropriate and designed to address and
correct the pupil’s misbehavior as
specified in Section 48900.5.
W. It is the intent of the Legislature that
alternatives to suspension or expulsion be
imposed against a pupil who is truant,
tardy, or otherwise absent from school
activities.
The Board of Education may order a student
expelled for first-time violation of offenses A
through W if other means of correction are not
feasible or have repeatedly failed to bring about
proper conduct or that, due to the nature of the
violation, the presence of the student causes a
continuing danger to the physical safety of the
pupil or others.
Circumstances for Recommending
Expulsion
(a) (1) Except as provided in subdivisions (c)
and (e), the principal or the superintendent of
schools shall recommend the expulsion of a
pupil for any of the following acts committed
at school or at a school activity off school
grounds, unless the principal or superintendent
determines that expulsion should not be recommended under the circumstances or that an
alternative means of correction would address
the conduct:(A) Causing serious physical injury
to another person, except in self-defense. (B)
Possession of any knife or other dangerous object of no reasonable use to the pupil. (C) Unlawful possession of any controlled substance
listed in Chapter 2 (commencing with Section
11053) of Division 10 of the Health and Safety
Code, except for either of the following:(i) The
first offense for the possession of not more than
one avoirdupois ounce of marijuana, other than
concentrated cannabis. (ii) The possession of
over-the-counter medication for use by the
pupil for medical purposes or medication prescribed for the pupil by a physician. (D) Robbery or extortion. (E) Assault or battery, as
defined in Sections 240 and 242 of the Penal
Code, upon any school employee.
(2) If the principal or the superintendent of
schools makes a determination as described in
paragraph (1), he or she is encouraged to do so
as quickly as possible to ensure that the pupil
does not lose instructional time.
(b) Upon recommendation by the principal, su-
Additional Grounds for Suspension or
Expulsion
1. The pupil has committed sexual
harassment. (E.C. Section 48900.2)
2. The pupil has caused, attempted to
cause, threatened to cause, or participated in an act of hate violence. (E.C.
Section 48900.3)
3. The pupil has intentionally engaged in
harassment, threats, or intimidation,
directed against a pupil or group of
pupils. (E.C. Section 48900.4)
4. The pupil has made terrorist threats
against school officials or school property, or both. (E.C. Section 48900.7)
The district is required to expel from school for
a period of not less than one year a student who
is determined to have possessed a firearm, brandished a knife at another person, committed
sexual assault or battery, or sold a controlled
substance while at school. In addition, any student who commits one of the aforementioned
violations will be referred to the criminal justice
or juvenile delinquency system.
Suspension, including supervised suspension
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that the pupil, at school or at a school activity
off of school grounds violated subdivision (f),
(g), (h), (i), (j), (k), (l), or (m) of Section 48900,
or Section 48900.2, 48900.3, or 48900.4, and either of the following: (1) That other means of
correction are not feasible or have repeatedly
failed to bring about proper conduct. (2) That
due to the nature of the violation, the presence
of the pupil causes a continuing danger to the
physical safety of the pupil or others.
(f) The governing board shall refer a pupil who
has been expelled pursuant to subdivision (b)
or (e) to a program of study which meets all of
the conditions specified in subdivision (d).
Notwithstanding this subdivision, with respect
to a pupil expelled pursuant to subdivision (e),
if the county superintendent of schools certifies
that an alternative program of study is not available at a site away from a comprehensive middle, junior, or senior high school, or an
elementary school, and that the only option for
placement is at another comprehensive middle,
junior, or senior high school, or another elementary school, the pupil may be referred to a
program of study that is provided at a comprehensive middle, junior, or senior high school, or
at an elementary school.
(g) As used in this section, "knife" means any
dirk, dagger, or other weapon with a fixed,
sharpened blade fitted primarily for stabbing, a
weapon with a blade fitted primarily for stabbing, a weapon with a blade longer than 31/2
inches, a folding knife with a blade that locks
into place, or a razor with an unguarded blade.
(h) As used in this section, the term "explosive"
means "destructive device" as described in Section 921 of Title 18 of the United States Code.
For further information regarding the Education Code and the District’s appeal process contact Diane Groh, Program Administrator,
Student Placement Services at 997-8000 ext.
6880.
Under Policy 5115, the Long Beach Board of
Education recognizes that regular attendance is
important to the total development of students.
Further, the district has established rules and
regulations to ensure that students attend class
and to provide appropriate action for students
who are in violation of such regulations.
perintendent of schools, or by a hearing officer
or administrative panel appointed pursuant to
subdivision (d) of Section 48918, the governing
board may order a pupil expelled upon finding
that the pupil committed an act listed in paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) or in subdivision
(a), (b), (c), (d), or (e) of Section 48900. A decision to expel shall be based on a finding of one
or both of the following: (1) Other means of
correction are not feasible or have repeatedly
failed to bring about proper conduct. (2) Due to
the nature of the act, the presence of the pupil
causes a continuing danger to the physical safety
of the pupil or others.
(c) The principal or superintendent of schools
shall immediately suspend, pursuant to Section
48911, and shall recommend expulsion of a
pupil that he or she determines has committed
any of the following acts at school or at a school
activity off school grounds: (1) Possessing, selling, or otherwise furnishing a firearm. This subdivision does not apply to an act of possessing
a firearm if the pupil had obtained prior written
permission to possess the firearm from a certificated school employee, which is concurred
in by the principal or the designee of the principal. This subdivision applies to an act of possessing a firearm only if possessing an imitation
firearm, as defined in subdivision (m) of Section 48900, is not an offense for which suspension or expulsion is mandatory pursuant to this
subdivision and subdivision (d), but it is an offense for which suspension, or expulsion pursuant to subdivision (e), may be imposed. (2)
Brandishing a knife at another person. (3) Unlawfully selling a controlled substance listed in
Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 11053) of
Division 10 of the Health and Safety Code. (4)
Committing or attempting to commit a sexual
assault as defined in subdivision (n) of Section
48900 or committing a sexual battery as defined
in subdivision (n) of Section 48900. (5) Possession of an explosive.
(d) The governing board shall order a pupil expelled upon finding that the pupil committed
an act listed in subdivision (c), and shall refer
that pupil to a program of study that meets all
of the following conditions: (1) Is appropriately
prepared to accommodate pupils who exhibit
discipline problems. (2) Is not provided at a
comprehensive middle, junior, or senior high
school, or at any elementary school. (3) Is not
housed at the schoolsite attended by the pupil at
the time of suspension.
(e) Upon recommendation by the principal, superintendent of schools, or by a hearing officer
or administrative panel appointed pursuant to
subdivision (d) of Section 48918, the governing
board may order a pupil expelled upon finding
Each school has established a set of procedures
to encourage consistent attendance of all students. Students who are absent excessively for
other than approved reasons cause the district
to lose needed state funds. Absences of ten (10)
consecutive days for extended vacation, etc.,
may cause the student to be withdrawn from
the school attendance register.
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School Dress Standards
The parent or guardian of a student who has
been suspended by a teacher may attend a portion of the school day in the classroom where
the child was suspended. (E.C. 48900.1).
In addition to the student uniform required by
each school, the following district dress standards have been established to insure that the
instructional program of the school may operate fully and effectively for all students, free
of interference and distraction and without
hazard or threat to students' health, safety and
general welfare.
The Long Beach Unified School District requires that:
Random Searches of Students
To ensure the safety of students and schools,
the Long Beach Unified School District works
closely with local law enforcement. Together
these agencies may conduct random searches
of students and schools to prevent the use of
weapons and drugs on campus.
1. Students attending school must be clean.
Clothing worn to school must be neat
and clean. It must fit. Oversized, baggy
or saggy clothing is prohibited.
2. Closed footwear that covers the entire
foot must be worn for safety reasons.
Open sandals, high heeled shoes,
slipper-type shoes and thongs are
hazardous on the school playground and
are not appropriate for school.
3. Also prohibited are jewelry items that
may potentially cause injury, sunglasses
(exceptions include medical reasons),
and other decorations, ornaments and
accessories not appropriate for elementary or middle school.
4. All blouses and shirts should be properly
buttoned.
5. Appropriate undergarments that provide
proper cover shall be worn.
6. Hair must be clean and show evidence
of having been neatly groomed for
school. Metal hair combs or other
grooming products that may be considered hazardous may not be brought to
school.
7. School sites have the responsibility
to identify and restrict attire that may
lead to unsafe conditions. If it is determined that particular clothing is gang
related, the school site may prohibit
students from wearing the identified
attire.
8. Each school site will notify parents of
the specific school uniform requirements
of the school. Information regarding
exemptions is available from the school.
Availability of Discipline Rules
Additional copies of the discipline rules listed
in this booklet may be obtained at each school
or by calling (562) 997-8250. (E.C. 35291).
Electronic Listening or Recording Device –
EC 51512
The use by any person, including a pupil, of
any electronic listening or recording device in
any classroom without the prior consent of the
teacher and the principal is prohibited as it
disrupts and impairs the teaching process and
discipline in the schools. Any person, other
than the pupil, willfully in violation shall be
guilty of a misdemeanor. Any pupil in violation shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary action.
School Uniforms Required (Grades K-8)
On January 18, 1994, the Board of Education
unanimously approved mandatory school uniforms for kindergarten through grade 8. Each
elementary and middle school in the Long
Beach Unified School District then adopted its
own required school uniform. A complete description of the student uniform for each
school is available from the school.
Uniform assistance is available to economically
disadvantaged students. Information is available from the school principal or designee.
A parent who wishes to exempt a child from
the uniform requirement shall request from
the school by mail or in person an application
for exemption. The completed application
shall be submitted to the designated administrator for uniform program exemption at the
school. To make certain the parent understands the reasons for the uniform policy and
to verify information on the application, the
parent shall meet with the designated administrator to discuss the uniform policy and the
nature of the objections.
Sun Protection—35183.5(b). Each school
shall allow students to use sun-protective
clothing, including, but not limited to, hats
and sunglasses when outdoors. Specific clothing and hats determined by the school district
or school to be gang-related or inappropriate
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apparel may be prohibited by the dress code
policy. Each school shall allow pupils the use
of sunscreen during the school day without a
physician's note or prescription. Each school
site may set a policy related to the type of sunprotective clothing and the use of sunscreen
by pupils during the school day. Sunscreen is
not considered an over-the-counter medication. School personnel are not required to assist pupils in applying sunscreen.
Nothing in these dress standards precludes the
school from establishing and requiring more
stringent uniform or dress requirements.
a safe and secure school environment, high
schools may issue schoolwide identification
badges to their students, faculty and staff
members. Schools will notify parents of the
necessity and requirements of the policy.
Please Note: The State of California has determined that "A pupil who goes to school without proper attention having been given to
personal cleanliness or neatness of dress, may
be sent home to be properly prepared for
school, or shall be required to prepare himself/herself for the classroom before entering."
(California Administrative Code, Title V, Section 302) 1994.
a. Clothing including hats, jewelry,
accessories or skin art (tattoos) associated
with alcohol, drugs, tobacco, sex,
obscenity, gangs or violence are prohibited.
b. Outer clothes must completely cover
underclothes.
c. Footwear must be appropriate for school
activities.
d. Shirts must be appropriately fitted at the
shoulders.
e. Belts should be appropriately sized at the
waist and fitted into the belt loops.
f. All headgear, including sweater/
jacket hoods, is prohibited with the
exception of school spirit wear.
g. Wallet chains, studded/spiked belts,
bracelets, rings, etc. are prohibited.
Students shall wear clothing, footwear and
groom themselves for school in a manner,
which does not offend the rules of decency or
reflect negatively on or detract from any phase
of the educational program.
General Dress Code and Grooming
Guidelines
The district requires all students in
kindergarten through grade 8 to wear a
school uniform as identified by the student’s school. In cases of economic
hardship, help in obtaining uniforms is
available. You may obtain an exemption
from the uniform requirement. For
more information call your child’s
school. If there are any problems, call
the appropriate assistant superintendent office (elementary, middle or high
school). If you are unable to resolve
your concerns, you may obtain a Parent/Guardian Complaint form at your
child’s school.
Boys – Unacceptable Clothing
a. Tank tops and mesh tops
Girls – Unacceptable Clothing
a. Dresses and Tops: Strapless tops and
cut-out designs that reveal any body
parts.
b. Blouses and tops that bare the midriff at
any time.
c. Low neckline and backline tops and
dresses.
d. See through and sheer clothing.
e. Short shorts/skirts/dresses and beach
attire.
For further information, access the LBUSD
website at www.lbschools.net.
High School Dress and Grooming
Standards (Grades 9-12)
Dress Code Violation Consequences
A student’s dress and general appearance
should not be such that it draws undesirable
attention to the student, nor should dress and
appearance detract or interfere with teaching
and learning in the classroom and on the campus. It is expected that all students shall maintain their person and clothing in a modest,
clean, and age-appropriate fashion consistent
with our dress code and compatible with the
instruction program. In an effort to maintain
Students who appear at school wearing inappropriate clothing or who are inappropriately
groomed will not be allowed to attend class
until they make the changes necessary to meet
the Long Beach Unified School District’s dress
and grooming requirements. Changes could
entail removing objectionable clothing items,
putting on acceptable clothing provided by the
school, or contacting parents to provide a
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change of appropriate clothing.
University of California
and California State University
Subject Area Requirements
Repeated infractions will be subject to progressive discipline (see discipline plan for Defiance).
Note: Due to the fact that gang attire changes,
the administration in consultation with law
enforcement will determine definitions of
what is gang-related.
The following sequence of high school courses
is required by the University of California and
California State University for high school students to be minimally eligible for admission.
It also illustrates the minimum level of academic preparation students ought to achieve in
high school to undertake university level work.
School Uniforms – Wilson, Millikan
and Hill
Wilson High School and Hill Middle School
offer a classical program which includes school
uniforms and special academic and attendance
requirements. Millikan High School also offers challenging academic programs with a
school uniform requirement. Attendance at
these special programs is by application and includes the mandatory school uniform program. In cases of economic hardship, help in
obtaining uniforms is available. For more information, call the school. If there are problems, call the Secondary Schools Office. If you
are unable to resolve your concerns, you may
obtain a parent/guardian complaint form at
the school.
The "a-g" requirements can be summarized as
follows:
A. History/Social Science - Two years,
including one year of world history,
cultures and historical geography and one
year of U.S. history or one-half year of U.S.
history and one-half year of American
government or civics.
B. English - Fours years of college
preparatory English that integrates
reading of classics and modern literature,
frequent and regular writing, and practice
listening and speaking.
C. Mathematics - Three years of collegepreparatory mathematics that include or
integrate the topics covered in elementary
and advanced algebra and two- and threedimensional geometry.
D. Laboratory Science - Two years of
laboratory science providing fundamental
knowledge in at least two of the three
disciplines of biology, chemistry and
physics.
E. Language other than English - Two years
of the same language other than English or
equivalent to the second-level of high
school instruction
F. Visual & Performing Arts - One year
chosen from dance, drama/theater, music
or visual art
G. College Preparatory Elective - One year
chosen from the a-f courses beyond those
used to satisfy the requirements above, or
courses that have been approved solely in
the elective area
Students must complete all courses with a
grade of "C" or better. A list of approved “ag” courses offered at each high school in
LBUSD can be found at the UC webpage:
www.ucop.edu/doorways.
Grades, Diplomas, Transcripts
Education Code 48904b states that any school
district or private school whose real or personal property has been willfully cut, defaced,
or otherwise injured may, after affording the
pupil his or her due process rights, withhold
the grades, diploma, and transcripts of the
pupil responsible for the damage until the
pupil or the pupil’s parent or guardian has
paid for the damages.
The above code has been amended to provide
for the withholding of grades, diplomas, or
transcripts if a student fails to return borrowed
school property upon demand from school
authorities.
Advanced Placement Test Fees
Eligible high school students enrolled in advanced placement classes may apply for financial assistance to cover costs for advanced
placement exams. Advanced placement
courses help to prepare students for college.
By passing advanced placement exams, students earn college credit while still in high
school. Contact your high school for more information. (E.C. Section 52244)
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the categories listed above that is so severe or
pervasive that it affects a student’s ability to
participate in or benefit from an educational
program or activity; creates an intimidating,
threatening, or hostile, or offensive education
environment; has the effect of substantially or
unreasonably interfering with a student’s academic performance; or otherwise adversely affects a student’s educational opportunities.
Nondiscriminatory School Environment
for All Students
The Long Beach Unified School District is
committed to providing a safe school environment where all individuals in education are afforded equal access and opportunities. The
District’s academic and other educational support programs, services, and activities shall be
free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying of any individual based
on the person’s actual race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age,
religion, marital or parental status, physical or
mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or gender expression; the
perception of one or more such characteristics; or association with a person or group with
one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Specifically, state law prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender in
enrollment, counseling, and the availability of
physical education, athletic activities, and
sports. Transgender students shall be permitted to participate in gender-segregated school
programs and activities (e.g., athletic teams,
sports competitions, and field trips) and to use
facilities consistent with their gender identity.
The District assures that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission
or participation in District programs. Complaints of unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying are
investigated through the Uniform Complaint
Process. Such complaints must be filed no later
than six months after knowledge of the alleged
discrimination was first obtained. For a complaint form or additional information, contact:
The Governing Board also prohibits any form
of retaliation against any student who files a
complaint or report regarding an incident of
discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or
bullying.
The Superintendent or designee shall provide
age-appropriate training and information to
students, parents/guardians, and employees regarding discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying, including, but not limited
to, the district’s nondiscrimination policy,
what constitutes prohibited behavior, how to
report incidents, and to who such reports
should be made.
In providing instruction, guidance, supervision, or other services to district students, employees and volunteers shall carefully guard
against segregating or stereotyping students.
The principal or designee shall develop a plan
to provide students with appropriate accommodations when necessary for their protection
from threatened or potentially harassing or
discriminatory behavior.
Students who engage in discrimination, harassment, intimidation, bullying or retaliation in violation of law, Board policy, or administrative
regulation shall be subject to appropriate discipline, up to and including counseling, suspension, and/or expulsion. Any employee who
permits or engages in prohibited discrimination, harassment, intimidation, bullying or retaliation shall be subject to disciplinary action,
up to and including dismissal.
Director, Office of the Deputy Superintendent
of Education Services/HRS
1515 Hughes Way
Long Beach, CA 90810
(562) 997-8000
Competitive Athletics – EC 221.9
Below are key policies of the Long Beach Unified School District’s Board of Education which
address efforts to prevent discrimination and
harassment of students in the schools of the
district.
Commencing with the 2015-2016 school year
and every year thereafter, each public elementary and secondary school, including each
charter school, that offers competitive athletics, shall publicly make available at the end of
the school year all of the following information:
1. The total enrollment of the school, classified
by gender.
Nondiscrimination/Harassment Policy
Prohibited discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying includes physical, verbal,
nonverbal, or written conduct based on one of
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on the district’s webpage and outlined in the
Student Handbook.
2. The number of pupils enrolled at the school
who participate in competitive athletics,
classified by gender.
3. The number of boys’ and girls’ teams, classified by sport and by competition level.
Schools shall make the information identified
above publicly available by posting it on the
school’s website. If the school does not maintain its own website, the school can submit the
information to its school district or charter
operator to have the information posted on
the district’s or operator’s website; the information shall be disaggregated by schoolsite.
The Superintendent or designee shall ensure
that the student handbook clearly describes
the district’s nondiscrimination policy, procedures for filing a complaint regarding discrimination, harassment, intimidation or
bullying, and the resources that are available
to students who feel that they have been a victim of any such behavior. The district’s policy
shall also be posted on the district’s web site or
any other location that is easily accessible to
students. When required pursuant to Education Code 48984, complaint forms shall be
translated into the student’s primary language.
“Competitive athletics” means sports where
the activity has coaches, a governing organization, and practices, and competes during a defined season, and has competition as its
primary goal.
Prohibition of Sexual Harassment-Students
The Long Beach Unified School District is
committed to maintaining a safe school environment that is free from harassment and discrimination. The Board prohibits sexual
harassment of students at school or at schoolsponsored or school-related activities. The
Board also prohibits retaliatory behavior or action against any person who files a complaint,
testifies, or otherwise participates in district
complaint processes.
Grievance Procedure
The following position is designated Coordinator for Nondiscrimination to handle complaints regarding discrimination, harassment,
intimidation, or bullying, and to answer inquiries regarding the district’s nondiscrimination policies:
Director, Office of the Deputy Superintendent
of Education Services/HRS
1515 Hughes Way
Long Beach, California 90810
(562) 997-8000
The Long Beach Unified School District ensures that all district students receive age-appropriate instruction and information on
sexual harassment. Such instruction and information includes (1) what acts and behaviors constitute sexual harassment, including
the fact that sexual harassment could occur between people of the same sex and could involve sexual violence; (2) a clear message that
students do not have to endure sexual harassment; (3) encouragement to report observed
instances of sexual harassment, even where the
victim of the harassment has not complained;
(4) Information about the district’s procedure
for investigating complaints and the person(s)
to whom a report of sexual harassment should
be made; and (5) information about the rights
of students and parent/guardians to file a
criminal complaint, as applicable.
Any student who feels that he/she has been
subject to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying should immediately contact the Coordinator, the principal, or any
other staff member. In addition, any student
who observes any such incident shall report
the incident to the Coordinator or principal,
whether or not the victim files a complaint.
Any school employee who observes any such
incident of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying or to whom such an incident is reported shall report the incident to
the Coordinator or principal, whether or not
the victim files a complaint.
In addition, the employee shall immediately
intervene when safe to do so.
Any student who feels that he/she is being or
has been sexually harassed by a school employee, another student, or a non-employee on
school grounds or at a school-sponsored or
school-related activity shall immediately contact his/her teacher or any other employee. An
employee who receives such a complaint shall
report it in accordance with the district’s uni-
Upon receiving a complaint of discrimination,
harassment, intimidation, or bullying, the Coordinator shall immediately investigate the
complaint in accordance with the district’s
uniform complaint procedures specified in AR
1312.3-Uniform Complaint Procedure located
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48900.4, directed toward one or more pupils
that has or can be reasonably predicted to have
the effect of one or more of the following:
(A) Placing a reasonable pupil or pupils in
fear of harm to that pupil's or those pupils'
person or property.
(B) Causing a reasonable pupil to
experience a substantially detrimental
effect on his or her physical or mental
health.
(C) Causing a reasonable pupil to
experience substantial interference with his
or her academic performance
(D) Causing a reasonable pupil to
experience substantial interference with his
or her ability to participate in or benefit
from the services, activities, or privileges
provided by a school.
form complaint procedures specified in AR
1312.3 – Uniform Complaint Procedure.
The Superintendent or designee shall ensure
that any complaints regarding sexual harassment are immediately investigated in accordance with administrative regulation. When
the Superintendent or designee has determined that harassment has occurred, he/she
shall take prompt, appropriate action to end
the harassment and to address its effects on the
victim.
Any student who engages in sexual harassment
or sexual violence at school or at a schoolsponsored or school-related activity is in violation of the district’s Board Policy 5145.7 and
shall be subject to disciplinary action. For students in grades 4-12, disciplinary action may
include suspension and/or expulsion, provided that, in imposing such discipline, the entire circumstances of the incident(s) shall be
taken into account.
“A person is bullied when he or she is exposed,
repeatedly and over time, to negative actions
on the part of one or more other persons, and
he or she has difficulty defending him or herself.”(Olweus)
All complaints and allegations of sexual harassment shall be kept confidential except as
necessary to carry out the investigation or take
other subsequent necessary action.
This definition includes three important components:
1. Bullying is aggressive behavior that
involves unwanted, negative actions
2. Bullying involves a pattern of behavior
repeated over time
3. Bullying involves an imbalance of
power or strength. Such behavior
includes: direct physical contact, such
as hitting or shoving; verbal assaults,
such as teasing or name-calling; and
social isolation or manipulation.
The Superintendent or designee shall maintain
a record of all reported cases of sexual harassment to enable the district to monitor, address,
and prevent repetitive harassing behaviors in
the schools.
Bullying
The Governing Board recognizes the harmful
effects of bullying on student learning and
school attendance and desires to provide safe
school environments that protect students
from physical and emotional harm. District
employees shall establish student safety as a
high priority and shall not tolerate bullying of
any student.
Cyberbullying includes the transmission of
harassing communications, direct threats, or
other harmful texts, sounds, or images on the
Internet, social media, or other technologies
using a telephone, computer, or any wireless
communication device. Cyberbullying also includes breaking into another person's electronic account and assuming that person's
identity in order to damage that person's reputation.
No student or group of students shall, through
physical, written, verbal, or other means, harass, sexually harass, threaten, intimidate, cyberbully, cause bodily injury to, or commit
hate violence against any other student or
school personnel.
Strategies for bullying prevention and intervention shall be developed with involvement
of key stakeholders in accordance with law,
Board policy, and administrative regulation
governing the development of comprehensive
safety plans and shall be incorporated into
such plans.
Definition
“Bullying” means any severe or pervasive physical or verbal act or conduct, including communications made in writing or by means of
an electronic act, and including one or more
acts committed by a pupil or group of pupils
as defined in Section 48900.2, 48900.3, or
Bullying Prevention
To the extent possible, district and school
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they consider to be bullying. Complaints of
bullying shall be investigated and resolved in
accordance with the district’s uniform complaint procedures specified in AR 1312.3 –
Uniform Complaint Procedures.
strategies shall focus on prevention of bullying by establishing clear rules for student conduct and strategies to establish a positive,
collaborative school climate. Students shall be
informed, through student handbooks and
other appropriate means, of district and
school rules related to bullying, mechanisms
available for reporting incidents or threats, and
the consequences for perpetrators of bullying.
When a student is reported to be engaging in
bullying off campus, the Superintendent or
designee shall investigate and document the
activity and shall identify specific facts or circumstances that explain the impact or potential impact on school activity, school
attendance, or the targeted student's educational performance.
The district shall provide students with instruction, in the classroom or other educational settings, that promotes effective
communication and conflict resolution skills,
social skills, character/values education, respect for cultural and individual differences,
self-esteem development, assertiveness skills,
and appropriate online behavior. Such instruction shall include:
1. Acts and behavior that constitute
bullying
2. A clear message that bullying behavior
is not tolerated
3. A clear message that students do not
have to endure bullying
4. Encouragement to report observed
instances of bullying, even where the
bullied individual has not complained
5. Information about the person(s) to
whom a report of bullying should
be made
When the circumstances involve cyberbullying, individuals with information about the
activity shall be encouraged to save and print
any electronic or digital messages sent to them
that they feel constitute cyberbullying and to
notify a teacher, the principal, or other employee so that the matter may be investigated.
When a student is using a social networking
site or service to bully or harass another student, the Superintendent or designee shall file
a request with the networking site or service to
suspend the privileges of the student and to
have the material removed.
Discipline
Any student who engages in bullying on
school premises, or off campus in a manner
that causes or is likely to cause a substantial
disruption of a school activity or school attendance, shall be subject to discipline, which may
include suspension or expulsion, in accordance with district policies and regulations.
School staff shall receive related professional
development, including information about
early warning signs of harassing/intimidating
behaviors and effective prevention and intervention strategies.
Intervention
Students are encouraged to notify school staff
when they are being bullied or suspect that another student is being victimized. In addition,
the Superintendent or designee shall develop
means for students to report threats or incidents confidentially and anonymously.
Safe Place to Learn Act
The Long Beach Unified School District is
committed to maintaining a learning environment that is free from discrimination, harassment, violence, intimidation, and bullying
based on actual or perceived characteristics set
forth in Section 422.55 of the Penal Code and
EC 220, and disability, gender, gender identity,
gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or association
with a person or group with one or more of
these actual or perceived characteristics. All
school personnel who witness an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying must take immediate steps to intervene
when safe to do so. Any student who engages
in acts of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying related to school activity or
School staff who witness bullying shall immediately intervene to stop the incident when it is
safe to do so. (Education Code 234.1)
When appropriate, the Superintendent or designee shall notify the parents/guardians of
victims and perpetrators. He/she also may involve school counselors, mental health counselors, and/or law enforcement.
Complaints and Investigations
Students may submit to a teacher or administrator a verbal or written complaint of conduct
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school attendance, occurring within a school
of the school district may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including expulsion.
To report an incidence and/or to receive a copy
of the district’s anti-discrimination, anti-harassment, anti-intimidation, and anti-bullying
policies, please contact the Director, Office of
the Deputy Superintendent of Education Services/HRS at 1515 Hughes Way, Long Beach,
CA 90810; telephone: 562-997-8025.
perceived age, ancestry, color, ethnic group
identification, gender expression, gender identity, gender, disability, nationality, national origin, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, or on a person’s association with a
person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, in any program or activity that receives or benefits from
state financial assistance.
Civility on School Grounds – CC 1708.9, EC
32210
The UCP shall also be used when addressing
complaints alleging failure to comply with
state and/or federal laws:
Adult Education
Consolidated Categorical Aid Programs
Migrant Education
Career Technical and Technical Education and
Training Programs
Child Care and Developmental Programs
Child Nutrition Programs
Special Education Programs
Safety Planning Requirements
Any person who willfully disturbs any public
school or any public school meeting is guilty
of a misdemeanor, and shall be punished by a
fine of not more than five hundred dollars
($500). It is unlawful for any person, except a
parent/guardian acting toward his/her minor
child, to intentionally or to attempt to injure,
intimidate, interfere by force, threat of force,
physical obstruction, or nonviolent physical
obstruction with any person attempting to
enter or exit any public or private school
grounds.
A complaint of noncompliance with laws relating to pupil fees may be filed pursuant to
the local UCP. A pupil enrolled in a public
school shall not be required to pay a pupil fee
for participation in an educational activity.
Uniform Complaint Procedures
For students, employees, parents/guardians,
school and district advisory committee members, appropriate private school officials, and
other interested parties.
A pupil fee includes, but is not limited to, all of
the following:
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The Long Beach Unified School District has
the primary responsibility to ensure compliance with applicable state and federal laws and
regulations and has established procedures to
address allegations of unlawful discrimination,
harassment, intimidation, bullying, and complaints alleging violation of state or federal
laws governing educational programs and the
charging of unlawful pupil fees, and complaints regarding compliance with requirements established through the Local Control
Funding Formula related to the Local Control
and Accountability Plan (EC 52060-52075 or
47606.5-47607.3).
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The Long Beach Unified School District shall
investigate and seek to resolve complaints
using policies and procedures known as the
Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP)
adopted by our local board. Unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying complaints may be based on actual or
1. A fee charged to a pupil as a condition
for registering for school or classes, or as a
condition for participation in a class or an
extracurricular activity, regardless of . . .
whether the class or activity is elective or
compulsory, or is for credit.
2. A security deposit, or other payment,
that a pupil is required to make to obtain a
lock, locker, book, class apparatus, musical
instrument, clothes, or other materials or
equipment.
3. A purchase that a pupil is required to
make to obtain materials, supplies, equipment, or clothes associated with an educational activity.
Graduation Caps and Gowns
While caps and gowns are the traditional dress
for graduation, such attire is not required for
students to participate in graduation ceremonies. Most schools have not changed their
cap and gown style for years, so students may
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wish to borrow a cap and gown from a neighbor, friend or relative. High schools also make
free caps and gowns available for students who
wish to borrow them. Graduation dress codes
apply in the absence of a cap and gown.
propriate cases, an appeal may be filed pursuant to Education Code Section 262.3. A
complainant may pursue available civil law
remedies outside of District’s complaint procedures. Complainants may seek assistance
from mediation centers or public/private interest attorneys. Civil law remedies that may
be imposed by a court include, but are not limited to, injunctions and restraining orders.
A copy of the Long Beach Unified School District’s UCP policy and complaint procedures
shall be available free of charge.
Complaints other than complaints relating to
pupil fees must be filed in writing with the following compliance officer:
Director, Office of the Deputy Superintendent
1515 Hughes Way, Long Beach, CA 90810
Telephone Number: 562.997.8025
Complaints of noncompliance with laws relating to pupil fees are filed with a principal of
a school. A complaint regarding pupil fees may
be filed anonymously if the complaint provides evidence or information to support an
allegation of noncompliance with laws relating to pupil fees.
Williams Complaint Policy and Procedure
Every school must provide sufficient textbooks
and instructional materials. Every student, including English learners, must have textbooks,
or instructional materials, or both, to use at
home or after school. School facilities must be
clean, safe, and maintained in good repair.
There should be no teacher vacancies or misassignments. If a school is found to have deficiencies in these areas, and the school does not
take corrective action, then a complaint form
may be obtained at any school office, online at
www.lbschools.net or at
Office of the Deputy Superintendent
1515 Hughes Way
Long Beach, CA 90810
Complaints alleging discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, must be filed
within six (6) months from the date the alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, occurred or the date the
complainant first obtained knowledge of the
facts of the alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, unless the
time for filing is extended by the superintendent or his or her designee.
Parents, students, teachers, or any member of
the public may submit a complaint regarding
these issues. However, it is highly encouraged
that individuals express their concerns to the
school principal before completing the complaint forms to allow the school to respond to
these concerns.
Complaints will be investigated and a written
Decision or report will be sent to the complainant within sixty (60) days from the receipt of the complaint. This sixty (60) day time
period may be extended by written agreement
of the complainant. The LEA person responsible for investigating the complaint shall conduct and complete the investigation in
accordance with sections 4680-4687 and in accordance with local procedures adopted under
section 4621.
Special Education
Rights and Responsibilities
Child Find
Parents who reside in the Long Beach Unified
School District who suspect their child has a
mental, physical or learning disability are advised to contact the Office of School Support
Services (OSSS) – Division of Special Education. Federal and State laws require public
schools to provide free and appropriate education for children with disabilities ages birth
through 21 years. Infants through age two
who have hearing impairments, visual impairments and/or severe orthopedic impairments
may be served by the district Early Start pro-
The complainant has a right to appeal the District’s Decision to the California Department
of Education (CDE) by filing a written appeal
within 15 days of receiving the District’s Decision. The appeal must include a copy of the
complaint filed with District and a copy of the
District’s Decision.
Civil law remedies may be available under state
or federal discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying laws, if applicable. In ap-
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gram. Children age 3 through 21 years may
qualify for district special education programs.
Special Education staff will help parents identify appropriate programs for children who
qualify for services, regardless of the type of
disability. Referrals for preschool-age and
school-age children may be made through
your child’s school by speaking with the school
counselor/administrator. Referrals for infants
may be made by calling OSSS at 562-997-8051.
ucation programs have certain rights and responsibilities related to their potential or ongoing placement in special education. A full
explanation of these rights is provided in the
Notice of Parents’ Rights and Procedural Safeguards available from the Office of School
Support Services, your child’s school, or via the
District web site.
Eligibility and Services
The district is dedicated to resolving potential
special education disputes through the least adversarial means possible. Parents/guardians are
encouraged to discuss concerns with the teacher,
principal, special education staff and administrators before filing a formal complaint or initiating due process. Additionally, various options
for resolution can be accessed through the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) program.
Accessing the ADR program does not prevent
parents from exercising due process rights if
resolution cannot be achieved. ADR options
include services such as Facilitated IEPs, and
participation in the Appeal and Resolution
Panel (ARP). Most complaints will be handled
under the district’s Uniform Complaint Procedures. Complaints regarding special education issues may be filed directly with the school
district or to the California Department of Education (CDE). Complaints alleging violations of existing state and federal laws or
regulations may be addressed to:
Alternative Dispute Resolution and Due
Process
Eligibility for special education placement and
services is determined by an individual education program (IEP) team in compliance with
existing state and federal laws. Programs and
services are offered to meet a variety of needs
for students with disabilities. Services range
from those that supplement general education
classroom instruction to instruction provided
in a special day class. Under certain conditions, students may receive services from other
agencies such as state schools, county-operated
program, and nonpublic schools/agencies or
through home and hospital instruction. Each
child is entitled to receive a free appropriate
public education in the least restrictive environment as determined by his/her IEP team.
Reimbursed Health Services
The Long Beach Unified School District, in cooperation with the California Departments of
Health Services and Education, has a program
to allow the District to be reimbursed with
federal Medicaid dollars for selected health
services provided for eligible special education
students. To participate in this program, eligible student records may be forwarded to the
District’s billing agency. These records will be
forwarded in a confidential manner. Our vendor holds a contract with the District that contains a specific confidentiality clause to ensure
information is not disclosed inappropriately;
further, our vendor is compliant with Federal
HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act) requirements.
LBUSD Compliance Officer
Office of School Support Services
Division of Special Education
1515 Hughes Way
Long Beach, CA 90810
or
California Department of Education
Special Education Division
Procedural Safeguards Referral Service
1430 "N" Street, Suite 2401
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone (800) 926-0648
A due process hearing is a formal proceeding
presided over by an administrative law judge.
The hearing can be initiated by parents, emancipated child, or school district when the parties disagree with the identification,
assessment, educational placement or services
of a student. Requests for due process hearings must be submitted in writing to:
School health services currently provided to all
students will not be changed by this program.
Students will not be denied services they require to attend school, and parents will never
be billed for services provided by the school
district.
Parent Rights
Office of Administrative Hearings
Attn: Special Education Division
2349 Gateway Oaks, Suite 200
Parents and guardians of pupils enrolled or
being considered for enrollment in special ed-
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distribute petitions, circulars, leaflets,
newspapers, and other printed matter
subject to the following limitations:
Sacramento, CA 95833-4231
Phone: (916) 263-0550
Fax: (916) 263-0890
A. The time of the distribution shall be
limited to the hours before school,
during lunch periods, and after school
is dismissed.
B. The place of distribution on campus
shall be a convenient, sufficient, and
accessible location on the campus
selected by the principal as suitable to
facilitate and encourage the
intercommunication and expression of
ideas. It should be located in an area
where it will not restrict the
flow of traffic within school quarters,
entranceways, or other walkways.
Students shall not distribute materials
elsewhere on campus or on the school
sidewalks.
C. The manner of distribution should be
such that:
Please reference the Parent’s Rights and Procedural Safeguards document for specific information and details on filing a complaint or
requesting a due process hearing.
Community Advisory Committee
The Community Advisory Committee provides liaison between special education parents and other interested members of the
community, Assistant Superintendent, Office
of School Support Services, and the Board of
Education. The ultimate goal of the CAC is to
support a quality education for individuals
with special needs. Parents of any pupil and
members of the community are invited to participate. Please contact 997-8000 extension
8644 for additional information.
Complaint Procedure Regarding
District Employees
1. All material is clearly labeled as to
authorship, sponsorship, agency,
publisher or republisher, and
distributing students or group of
students.
2. Coercion is not used to induce
students or any other person to
accept the printed matter or to sign
petitions. Acceptance or
distribution of written material
must be at the sole and unfettered
volition of the individual student.
3. Materials printed for distribution
must not be left undistributed or
stacked up for pick-up unattended
at any place in the school, or on
sidewalks and public access roads
immediately surrounding the
school.
4. For informational purposes only,
prior to distribution, a copy of all
printed material to be distributed
within the area designated pursuant
to I.B. above, including but not limited to, all petitions, circulars, leaflets,
and newspapers and all material to be
displayed on bulletin boards, shall be
submitted to the principal.
Parents and guardians of pupils enrolled in the
district may present complaints regarding
school district employees. Complaint forms
are available upon request at all school sites,
and provide parents and guardians with an opportunity to resolve concerns at the earliest
possible stage.
Printed Material, Petitions,
Bulletin Boards
Students have a right to express opinions, to
take stands, to support causes, and to present
ideas. However, such rights are subject to reasonable time, place and manner restrictions
and to certain prohibitions.
The following rules and regulations are intended to aid the school and each of its students enrolled and in good standing to carry
on a meaningful intercommunication and expression of ideas.
These rules and regulations applied on a nondiscriminatory basis, are designed to insure
maximum freedom of expression. Any limitations on student expression for any reason
should be made thoughtfully and carefully.
II. Forums
I. Circulation and Distribution of Written
Materials
A. The high schools will provide room
space at lunch periods (excluding
passing times) and after school is
Students of the district are allowed to
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these rules and regulations.
dismissed for forums in which
students may discuss issues the
students desire to discuss and which
do not violate the prohibitions
detailed below.
B. Requests for forums must be cleared
with the appropriate high school
official 48 hours prior to the intended
forum. The school official must assign
a qualified certificated employee to
supervise the students. Use of outside
speakers must follow established
district policy.
Vl. Disciplinary Action
Any student who distributes any petitions,
circulars, newspapers, and other printed
material; participates in forums; wears any
buttons, badges, or other insignia; or posts
on a bulletin board any item in disregard
to or in violation of the limitations and
prohibitions contained in these rules and
regulations may be suspended, expelled or
otherwise disciplined pursuant to the provisions of Education Code 48910.
III. Buttons, Badges, and other Insignia of
Symbolic Expression
Students are permitted to wear buttons,
badges, armbands, and other insignia as a
form of expression, subject to the
prohibitions detailed below.
Regulations, Laws Govern
Student Organizations
School-sponsored clubs and organizations are
the only clubs permitted on school campuses.
They shall have the approval of the student
council and principal. Meetings must be held
on school premises unless the principal specifically approves a particular meeting off campus.
IV. Bulletin Boards
A. The school district will provide
reasonable outdoor bulletin board
space for posting student
announcements.
B. Student announcements should
contain the date the announcement is
posted. Such announcements should
be removed after a prescribed
reasonable time to assure fair access to
bulletin boards for all students.
C. Announcements posted will be subject
to the prohibitions detailed below.
Each club or organization must have a faculty
sponsor who meets with the club and is present
at all its activities. Membership must be open to
all student applicants who qualify on the basis
of school-approved club purposes and objectives. No student may be disqualified from
membership because of race, color, or creed. All
school-sponsored organizations are directly responsible to the principal or the principal’s designee. Students desiring to organize a
school-sponsored club should contact the principal for procedures to be followed.
V. Prohibited Material
The following material is prohibited:
A. Material which is obscene to minors
according to current legal definitions.
B. Material which is libelous or
slanderous according to current legal
definitions.
C. Material which incites students so as to
create a clear and present danger of
imminent commission of unlawful
acts or the substantial disruption of the
orderly operation of the school.
D. Material which expresses or advocates
racial, ethnic, or religious prejudice
so as to create a clear and present
danger of imminent commission of
unlawful acts or the substantial
disruption of the orderly operation of
the school.
E. Material distributed in violation of the
time, place and manner provisions of
Off-campus student organizations have no
campus privileges. Some off-campus organizations lack responsible adult sponsorship or
direction and operate covertly, if not secretly.
They often become involved in questionable,
if not illegal, activities. Students are urged to
avoid involvement with unsponsored off-campus organizations.
While membership in off-campus youth
groups, secret clubs, fraternities or sororities,
per se, is not illegal nor does it constitute a suspendible offense, the hazards of such membership are evident:
1. Such organizations tend to promote
false standards of superiority and create
divisiveness between students which can
lead to overt conflicts and disruption of
school activities.
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Pesticide
Management
To meet requirements of the Healthy Schools Act of 2000, the Long Beach
Unified School District provides annual written notification to staff, parents,
and guardians regarding the intended applications of pest management products. For the 2015-2016 school year, Long Beach Unified School District may
apply the following pest management products as necessity dictates:
Structural
Product
Active Ingredient
Signal
Word
Pyrethrins, piperonyl butoxide,
Caution
Ethane, 1,1-Difluoro-, C12-C15 IsoParaffinic hydrocarbon, and ethanol.
CB Borid Turbo
Orthoboric acid.
Caution
Bromadiolone.
Caution
Contrac
D-Force HPX
Deltamethrin, C8-C9 Isoparaffinic
Caution
Hydrocarbons, carbon dioxide
Pyrethrins, Piperonyl Butoxide, Technical,
Caution
Microcare
and N-Octyl Bicycloheptene Dicarboximide.
Mop Up
Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate.
Caution
d-Limonene
Caution
Orange Guard
PCO Fogger
Pyrethrins, Piperonyl butoxide,
Caution
N-octyl Bicycloheptene Dicarboximide,
Propane, n-Butane.
Pignx Bird Control
Capsaicin
Caution
Suspend SC
Deltamethrin and inert ingredients.
Talon-G
Brodifacoum.
Caution
Termidor
Fipronil: 5-amino-1-(2,6-dichloroCaution
4-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl)-4((1,R,S)(trifluoromethyl)sulfinyl)-1-H-pyrazole3-carbonitrile, and inert ingredients.
Pyrethrins, Piperonyl Butoxide,
Caution
Uld Bp-100
technical, and N-Octyl bicycloheptene
Dicarboximide, Petroleum distillate.
d-trans Allethrin, 3-PhenoxbenzylCaution
Wasp Freeze
(1RS,3RS; 1RS, 3SR) – 2,2-Dime-ethyl-3(2-methylprop-1-enyl) cyclorpopanecarboxylate,
and inert ingredients.
P.I.
Pyrethrins, Piperonyl Butoxide, Technical
Caution
Termidor Dry
Fipronil: 5-amino-1-(2,6-dichloro-4Caution
4-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl)-4-((1,R,S)(trifluoromethyl)sulfinyl)-1-H-pyrazole3-aronitril
VectoLex WSP
Bacillus sphaericus Sterotype H5a5b,
Caution
Strain 2362 Technical Powder
FASTRAC Pellets
Bromethalin [N-Methyl-2,4-dinito-NCaution
2,4,6-tribromophenyl)-6-(trifluoromethyl)
benzenamine] CAS No. 63333-35-7
FASTRAC All-Weather Blox Bromethalin [N-Methyl-2,4Caution
dinito-N-2,4,6-tribromophenyl)-6(trifluoromethyl) benzenamine] CAS No. 63333-35-7
CB-80
Baits and Gels
Structural
Product
Grounds Services Product (continued)
Azatrol
AquaCap
Azadirachtin, other ingredients.
Pendimethalin, -(1-ethylpropyl)-3,
4-dimethyl-2, 6-dinitrobenzenamine.
Dimension 270-G
Dithiopyr, 3,5-pyridinedicarothioic acid,
2-(difluoromethyl)-4-(2-methylpropyl) -6(trifluoromethyl)-S, S-dimethyl ester
Drive XLR8
Quinclorac: 3, 7 -dichloro-8
qyubikubecarbixtkuc acid
Envoy Plus
Clethodim, (E)-2-{1-{{(3-chloro-2-propenyl)oxy}imino} propyl}-5-{2-(ethylthio)
propyl}-3hydroxy-2-cyclohexen-1-one
Freehand
Diamethenamid-P: (S)-2-chloro-N-aution
{(1-methyl-2-methoxy)ethyl}-N(2,4-dimethyl-thien-3-yl)-acetamide
pendimethalin: N-(1-ethylpropyl)
Fusilade II
Fluaziflop-p-butl, Technical and isomers.
Isoxaben: N-[3-(ethyl-1-methylpropyl)Gallery
5-isolxazoly]-2, 6-dimethoxybenzamide,
and isomers. acetic acid, butoxyethyl ester.
Garlon 4 Ultra
Triclopyr: 3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridinyloxyacetic acid, butoxyethyl ester
carboxylic acid, monoethanolamine salt.
MSMA
Monosodium acid Methanearsonate
Merit
Imidacloprid, 1-{(6-chloro-3-pyridinyl)
methyl}-N-nitro-2-imidazolidinimine.
Mosquito Dunks
Bacillus thuringiensis
4-dimethyl-2, 6-dinitrobenzenamine.
Imidacloprid 5%, Alcohol & Acrylic Acid
Pointer
Pro Spreader Activator Nonylphenoxy polyethoxy etanols,
Isoropanol and fatty acids.
Roots 1-2-3
Nonylphenoxypoly ethanol, vitamins
B1, C, and E, Manganese phosphatecitrate, zinc phosphate-citrate.
RoundUp Quick Pro
Glyphosate, N-(posphonomethyl glycine),
Glycine, in the form of its ammonium.
Glyposate, N-(phosphonomethyl) glycine
RoundUp Pro Max
Sedgehammer
Halosulfuron-methyl, methyl 5- {((4,
6 dimethoxy-2-pyrimidinyl)amino)
carbonylaminosulfonyl}-3-chloro-1methyl-1H-pyrazole-4-carboxylate.
Sluggo
Iron phosphate.
Speedzone Southern Carfentrazone-ethyl 2,4-D, 2-ethylhexyl
Mecoprop-p acid, Dicamba acid
Turf Supreme® 16-6-8 Trimec (DMB #2 Turf Herbicide Dry
Plus Trimec®
Concentrate) 2,4-D Dichlorophenoxyacetic
Acid (+)-(R)-2-(2methyl-4-chlorophenoxy)
Propionic acid Dicamba (3,6-Dichloro-0anisic acid)
Wilco Gopher Getter 2-{(p-chlorophenyl) phenylacetyl}Type I
1,3-Indandlone.
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Caution
Caution
Caution
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Caution
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Caution
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Contractor Applied
Active Ingredient
DuPont “Advion”
Cockroach Bait Arena
Indoxacarb, (S)-methyl 7-chloro-2,5 Dihydro-2-[[(methoxycarbony1)
[4(trifluoromethoxy] phenyl] amino]
carbony1]indeno[1,2-e] [1,3,4]
oxadiazine-4a- (3H) -carboxylate
Maxforce Bait Gel-Ants Fipronil 0.0010
Maxforce Bait-Roaches Fipronil 0.0500
DuPont Advion Ant Gel
(S)- methyl 7-chloro-2,5-dihydro-2[[(methoxy-rbonyl)[4(trifluoromethoxy)
phenyl]amino}-carbonyl}indeno{1,2-e}
1,3,4}oxadiazine-4a-(3H)-carboxylate
Optigard Bait Gel-Ants Thiamethoxam
Maxforce Bait-Ants
Fipronil.
Maxforce Bait Gel-Roach Hydramethylon: tetrahydro-5 5dimethyl-2(1H)-Pyrmimdione, (3(4-(trifluoromethyl) Phenyl)-1-(2-(4(trifluoromethyl) phenyl)-2-Prophenylidene)
hydrazone
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Word
Caution
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Grounds Services Product
Structural
Product
Active Ingredient
Atrimec
Dikegulac-sodium (sodium salt
of 2,3:4,6-bis-O-(1-methylethylidene)
-a-L-xylo-2-hexulofuranosonic acid)
Signal
Word
Caution
Structural
Product
Active Ingredient
Wilco Gopher Bait Type II,
Strychnine
Pellets, Bags
carbon dioxide.
Strychnine Coated Grain
Strychnine
Avitrol
4-aminopyridine.
Methyl Bromide
Methyl bromide, Chloropicrin
Chloropicrin
Chloropicrin
Master Fume
Sulfuryl fluoride.
Vikane
Sulfuryl fluoride and inert ingredients
Signal
Word
Danger
Danger
Caution
Danger
Danger
Danger
Danger
Additional information about pest management products may be accessed on the California Department of Pesticide Regulation website at
www.cdpr.ca.gov.
Most products used fall into the safest category,“caution”. The Long
Beach Unified School District does not use any pest management products with the signal word “danger” except in a very limited case. Pest
management products are applied when children are not present or
when the treatment area has been restricted from unauthorized entry.
To register with the school district to receive notification of pest management product applications, complete the form below and return it to
school. Registrants will be notified of applications at least 72 hours in advance. Annual registration is required to remain on the notification list
for each school year. For information, contact the Maintenance Branch at
(562) 997-7510.
The school district’s Integrated Pest Management Plan is available at lbschools.net under Pest Management Plan in the A-Z index.
________________________ ____________________________ __________________________________________
Date
School
Name of Student
Please register my name to receive notification of Long Beach Unified School District individual pest management applications in
accordance with the Healthy Schools Act of 2000.
_____________________________________________________________ _________________________________
Name of Parent or Guardian
Phone
_______________________________________________________________________________________________
Street Address
City
_____________________________________________________
Signature
Zip Code
cess to the Internet and related information
services jointly referred to as “Educational
Technology”.
• The Internet is an electronic highway connecting millions of computers and millions of
individual users all over the world.
• Educational Technology is a tool for lifelong learning which will help propel our
schools through the information age by allowing students and staff to access instructional
resources on the World Wide Web, communicate and collaborate with other individuals
and groups within the district and around the
world, and significantly expand their knowledge base. In making decisions regarding student access to Educational Technology, the
school district considers its own stated educational mission, goals, and objectives.
2. Some organizations are prone to
participate in illegal hazing activities,
which are injurious to prospective
members and others.
Hazing Defined — EC 48900(q), PC 245.6.
Hazing includes any method of initiation into
a student organization or any pastime or
amusement engaged in with respect to such an
organization which causes, or is likely to cause,
bodily danger or physical harm to any student
or other person attending any school, college,
university or other educational institution in
this state; but the term hazing does not include
customary athletic events or other similar contests or competitions.
Hazing Prohibited — EC 48900(q), PC 245.6.
No student, or other person in attendance at
any public, private, parochial, military school,
college or other educational institution, shall
conspire to engage in hazing, participate in
hazing, or commit any act that injures, degrades or disgraces, or tends to injure, degrade
or disgrace any fellow student attending the
institution.
Research skills in the information age are now
fundamental to the preparation of citizens and
the future workforce. Access to Educational
Technology enables students to explore thousands of libraries, databases, publications, and
other resources while exchanging ideas with
people around the world.
A violation of this section that does not result
in serious bodily injury is a misdemeanor,
punishable by a fine of not less than $100, nor
more than $5,000, or imprisonment in the
county jail for not more than one year, or both.
Any person who personally engages in hazing
that results in death or serious bodily injury as
defined in paragraph (4) of subdivision (f) of
Section 243 of the Penal Code, is guilty of either a misdemeanor or a felony, and shall be
punished by imprisonment in county jail not
exceeding one year, or by imprisonment in the
state prison.
Expectations - The school district expects that
faculty will blend thoughtful use of Educational Technology throughout the curriculum
and will provide guidance and instruction to
students in its use. As much as possible, access
from school to Educational Technology resources will be structured in ways which point
students to resources, which have been evaluated by appropriate staff prior to use. While
students will be able to move beyond these
resources to others that have not been previewed by staff, they shall be provided with
guidance to resources
particularly suited to learning objectives.
Student Technology - Acceptable Use
Program
Students utilizing school-provided Educational Technology are responsible for good behavior and proper communication when
on-line just as they are in a classroom or other
area of the school.
Introduction - Freedom of expression is an inalienable human right and the foundation for
self-government. Freedom of expression encompasses the right to freedom of speech and
the resulting right to receive information.
Such rights extend to minors as well as adults.
Schools facilitate the exercise of these rights by
providing access to information regardless of
format or technology. In a free and democratic
society, access to information is a fundamental
right of citizenship.
Each user account includes a home directory
and access to various shared information. This
limited storage space is provided for user information that is created and used in direct relation to academic pursuits. Images, music,
games and other files that are not being used
in class or for class related assignments are not
allowed and may be deleted without notice.
The Long Beach Unified School District
(“LBUSD”) is pleased to offer its students ac-
The purpose of school-provided Educational
Technology is to facilitate communications in
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permission.
7) access, upload, download, or distribute
any non-educational materials.
support of research and education. To remain
eligible as users of these tools, a student’s use
must be in support of and consistent with the
educational objectives of the district. Access is
a privilege, not a right and entails responsibility.
Computer Trespassing
A person who knowingly or intentionally
accesses:
1) a computer system;
2) a computer network;
3) any part of a computer system or
computer network; without the consent
of the owner of the computer system
or computer network, or the consent of
the owner’s licensee, commits computer
trespass, a Class A misdemeanor, under
California penal code section 502. See
the Glossary at the end of this document
for additional details.
Network Privacy and Guidelines - Students
are expected to and shall abide by the generally accepted rules of network etiquette. These
include (but are not limited to) the following:
1) Use the Educational Technology in such
a way that you would not disrupt the use
of the Educational Technology by other
users. Examples include, but are not
limited to, damaging computer hardware
or software and overloading computer
servers or Internet connections
Consequences - Any violation of the
district’s policy and rules may result in
loss of access to some or all Education
Technology. Additional disciplinary action
may be determined in keeping with
existing procedures and practices
regarding inappropriate language or
behavior. When and where applicable,
law enforcement agencies may be involved.
2) Personal information, including Social
Security number, driver’s license number,
address or phone number or those of other
students or colleagues should not be
revealed to anyone
3) If you see an inappropriate message, do
not respond to it and inform a teacher or
staff member immediately.
Students should not expect that information
stored on school-based computers will always
be private. Electronic information, messages
and files stored on school-based computers
may be treated like school lockers. Administrators may review any and all information to
maintain system integrity and insure that students are acting responsibly.
Responsibilities - The district makes no express or implied warranties of any kind for the
Educational Technology it is providing. The
district shall not be liable or have any responsibility for any injuries, damages, or expenses
of any kind or nature arising directly or indirectly out of Educational Technology access,
including without limitations: (a) loss of
data resulting from delays or interruptions in
service; (b) the accuracy, nature or quality of
information stored on district information
systems; (c) the accuracy, nature or quality of
information gathered through district-provided Internet access; (d) personal property
used to access school computers or networks
or for district-provided Internet access; and (e)
financial obligations incurred by any student
or user of district-provided Internet access.
The school’s computers are to be used for educational purposes only. The site administration has the final say as to what is educational.
The following uses of school-provided Educational Technology are not allowed:
1) access, upload, download, or distribute
pornographic, obscene, or sexually explicit
material;
2) transmit obscene, abusive, or sexually
explicit language;
3) violate any local, state or federal statute
or regulation;
4) vandalize, damage, or disable the
property of another individual or
organization;
5) access another individual’s materials,
information, or files without permission;
6) violate copyright laws or otherwise use
the intellectual property of another
individual or organization without
While the school’s intent is to make Educational Technology available in order to further
educational goals and objectives, students may
find ways to access other materials as well.
Should the district institute technical methods
or systems to regulate students’ Educational
Technology access, those methods could not
guarantee compliance with the district’s acceptable use policy. That notwithstanding, the
district believes that the benefits to student ac-
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(3) a worldwide collection of
interconnected networks operating
as the Internet.
cess to the Educational Technology exceed any
disadvantages. Ultimately, however, the parents/guardians of minors are responsible for
setting and conveying the standards that their
children should follow when using media and
information sources.
Computer System: a set of related computer
equipment, software, or hardware.
Duties of Pupils
Outside of school, families bear responsibility
for the same guidance of Internet and technology use as they exercise with information
sources such as television, telephones, radio,
movies, and other possibly offensive media.
Families should be aware that some material
accessible via the Internet and other Educational Technology may contain items that are
illegal, defamatory, inaccurate, or potentially
offensive to some people. In addition, it is possible to purchase certain goods and services via
the internet which could result in unwanted financial obligations for which a student’s parents or guardians would be liable.
Every teacher in the public schools shall hold
pupils to a strict account for their conduct on
the way to and from school, on the playgrounds, or during recess. Pupils must conform to school regulations, obey all directions,
be diligent in study and respectful to teachers
and others in authority and refrain from the
use of profane and vulgar language.
Electronic Signaling Device—48901.5(a).
The Education Code authorizes schools to regulate the possession or use of any electronic
signaling device, including cell phones and
pagers.
Personal Devices - Personal wireless devices,
such as, smartphones, tablets and laptops may
be connected to the District’s wireless network.
Details can be obtained from the school faculty or administration. The wireless network
is provided to allow personal devices limited
access to educational content available on the
Internet. All Internet access is filtered as it
would be on any District owned computer. Access to the wireless network requires student
to “logon” using their District User ID and
Password.
The district reserves the right to amend this
policy at any time without prior notice and to
take actions not expressly
addressed in this policy as the district, in its
discretion, may deem appropriate.
Glossary
Asbestos Requirements
The federal Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) requires all districts to assess their schools for asbestos-containing
building materials, and once identified, to submit a detailed management plan for monitoring these substances until they are abated.
Each site within the district will have a copy of
the Management Plan for that particular site
in the main office. Other copies of the publication may be obtained from the Environmental Health and Safety Office in the
Maintenance Branch for a nominal fee.
The lead custodian at each site has received
training about what material is present on
campus and his or her responsibilities to observe its condition and possible deterioration.
At any time a friable "crumbling" condition
exists, or a condition differs from that reported
within the Management Plan, immediately
notify the Environmental Health and Safety
Office at the Maintenance Branch.
The district's goal is to remove all asbestoscontaining material from every site. The district will prioritize known asbestos and abate it
as conditions warrant.
Access: interaction with a computer system or
computer network
(1) approach;
(2) instruct;
(3) communicate with;
(4) store data in;
(5) retrieve data from; or
(6) make use of resources of; a computer,
computer system, or computer network.
Computer Network: the interconnection of
communication lines or wireless telecommunications with a computer or wireless telecommunication device through:
(1) remote terminals;
(2) a complex consisting of two (2) or
more interconnected computers; or
For information, contact the Environmental
Health and Safety Office at (562) 997-7547.
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arrive too early.
2. Wait for your school bus quietly and in
a safe place well off the road.
3. Follow the instructions of your bus
driver without argument or delay.
4. Remain in your seat while your school
bus is in motion. Refrain from loud
talking or shouting, eating food or
playing radios.
5. Help to keep your school bus clean.
6. Keep your head and arms inside the
school bus at all times.
7. Be courteous to your school bus driver,
school personnel and fellow passengers.
8. Be alert for traffic when leaving the
school bus.
Student Accident Insurance
The Long Beach Unified School District does
not carry medical or dental insurance for students injured on school premises or through
school activities. Consequently, the Board of
Education has arranged a program of student
accident insurance to be offered through Meyers-Stevens Co., Inc., which will help in the
payment of such bills should an accident occur
and be in excess of any other valid insurance
that may apply. Coverage for illness as well as
accident is available as an option. Two plans
are offered: the school-time protection plan or
the full-time plan, with three choices of coverage levels.
The insurance program offered is optional, is
at the parents’ expense, and is authorized by
the California Education Code, which permits
distribution of necessary information from the
company providing the coverage.
Student conduct on the bus is governed by the
same discipline code as in school. A violation of
these basic safe riding rules may result in suspension from school or the bus. Questions regarding student transportation should be
directed to the school your child attends.
School Safety and Emergency
Preparedness
School Bus Pass
The LBUSD has implemented a School Bus Pass
system to ensure that only authorized riders are
on the school bus. Not only will this system enhance student safety, it will also help curtail the
cost of school bus service. The School Bus Pass
will be required for all students riding on regular buses. The initial bus pass will be provided to
the student at no cost. If the pass is lost, there
may be a charge for a replacement bus pass.
All LBUSD K-12 schools maintain a comprehensive school safety and disaster plan to promote a safe school environment. Parents and
guardians are encouraged to review the safety
plans and learn about the procedures to keep
students safe. School plans follow the requirements of the California Education Code
(§32280-32282, §32286 §32288, §35295,
§35297), the U.S. Department of Homeland
Security National Incident Management System (NIMS), and the California Standardized
Emergency Management System (SEMS).
Safety procedures include fire and earthquake
drills (California Education Code § 32001,
§35297) and strategies for school personnel
during an emergency or disaster. Each school
is prepared with procedures to reunite students with their parents during an emergency.
Schools will rely on the parent contact information listed on the student’s Emergency Card
to release students. Parents and guardians are
reminded to update student emergency cards
when necessary.
Success in School Depends Upon
Prompt, Regular Attendance
Success in school depends upon prompt, regular attendance. Parents can support good pupil
attendance by following these procedures:
1. Contact the school’s attendance office
each morning the student is absent.
2. The day the student returns to school,
provide the student a note which lists the
date(s) of absence and the reason.
3. Provide the school with accurate home,
cell, and employment telephone numbers
and notify the school promptly when a
change occurs.
4. Provide the school with the name and
telephone number of a responsible adult
who could be contacted in an emergency
when the parent or guardian cannot be
reached.
5. Contact the student’s counselor regarding
Safe Bus Riding Rules
For students’ safety, the following bus riding
rules have been established:
1. Leave home early enough to arrive at
your school bus stop on time. Do not
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with career technical education to make
certain that students have as many posthigh school options as possible.
extended periods of absence or other
matters which affect the student’s ability
to attend school regularly.
With enhanced Seamless Education at its core,
the Academic and Career Success Initiative includes many other integrated efforts. The following are among the ten most critical
elements:
1. College “A-G” Courses Awareness, Access and
Completion - The “A-G” courses are a sequence of high school courses that students must complete, with a grade of C or
better, to earn minimum eligibility for admission to California State University and
the University of California (see “Course of
Study” below for details). Students and
parents will be made aware of these requirements beginning in sixth grade, and
the school district will provide a written
notice to parents of students in grades 812 annually.
2. College and Career Awareness and Enrichment - Beginning in the upper elementary
grades, schools will provide students with
college and career exposure that will continue through high school. Coursework
will incorporate real-life and relevant activities so that students see a stronger connection between school and the real world.
3. Early Algebra Readiness and Completion For many students, algebra is one of the
toughest requirements needed to graduate
from LBUSD and be eligible for entrance
into most colleges. The goal in local middle schools is for more students to complete Algebra with a grade of “C” or better.
A state law, SB558, which became effective January 1, 1992, permits a court to suspend or
delay the issuance of a driver’s license to any
minor who is truant from school.
Students who are chronically absent may be
referred to the School Attendence Review
Board (SARB). For more information, contact
the Office of School Support Services at 997-8644.
Academic and Career Success for
All Students Initiative
The Long Beach Unified School District, already nationally recognized for exemplary student achievement and improvement, has
launched an ambitious initiative to prepare
even more students for success in college and
the working world. In September 2007, the
Academic and Career Success for All Students
Initiative was approved unanimously by the
Board of Education to enhance, expand and
better coordinate the many learning opportunities available to students in local schools.
The initiative was recommended by a diverse
committee of students, parents, employees and
community partners. The recommendation
came after the committee examined and discussed graduation requirements, college entrance requirements and survey results from
more than 20,000 students, teachers, staff and
parents.
At the heart of the initiative is the enhancement of the school district’s existing Seamless
Education effort, which involves a partnership
between LBUSD, Long Beach City College and
California State University Long Beach. Seamless Education was developed in the 1990s to
create seamless pre-kindergarten to post-graduate school education. Enhancements to this
effort include:
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4. Literacy Development - Literacy development can be especially challenging for students whose first language is not English
and those who have special needs. LBUSD
is expanding an academic vocabulary program that provides students, especially
children still learning English, with key vocabulary needed for success in math, science, English and history.
Educating students and parents about “AG” college entrance requirements and
career options starting in sixth grade.
Collaborating with LBCC and CSULB to
establish criteria for guaranteed college
admission, helping students meet those
criteria, identifying various college
pathways for students, and providing
support to students during college.
Aligning the higher education initiatives
5. AVID Expansion - Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is an elective
class for 6th-12th graders who want to go
to college, but may need additional skills
and knowledge to make their college
dreams come true. AVID teaches study
and organizational skills, note-taking, and
other skills needed to succeed in college.
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ence, a language other than English, the visual
and performing arts, and the college preparatory elective. Each subject area or requirement
is labeled with a letter to easily identify the different course requirements.
Students visit colleges and learn how to
apply for admission.
6. Advanced Placement Course Expansion Advanced Placement courses prepare students for the rigor of college and save
parents thousands of dollars in tuition by
helping students earn college credit in high
school. Additional training for teachers
and extra support for students will help expand enrollment in these courses.
The courses from each high school used to satisfy the “a-g” subject requirements must be
certified by UC and appear on the school’s “ag” course list. These courses are to be academically challenging, involving substantial
reading, writing problems and laboratory
work, and show serious attention to analytical
thinking, factual content and developing students’ oral and listening skills.
7. Enhanced Counseling - Counselors now
provide stronger support services to meet
the academic, career and personal needs of
all students, including those requiring more
intense services. Beginning in middle
school, every student will have at least one
meeting with their counselor annually.
Access your school's approve A-G course list
at www.ucop.edu/doorways. For further information, please visit these online resources:
8. Parent Outreach - Parents play a critical
role in the academic and career success of
students. The school district is committed
to educating parents about the programs
available to their children, requirements
for graduation and college eligibility, the
options available after high school, and
much more.
http://www.californiacolleges.edu/
http://www.csumentor.edu/
www.ucop.edu/agguide/a-g-requirements
http://www.collegeboard.com/parents/
http://www.act.org/aap/
Career Technical Education
CTE engages all students in a dynamic and integrated learning experience resulting in mastery of the technical skills and academic
knowledge necessary to become productive,
contributing members of society. CTE courses
offer rigorous, integrated, technical and academic content focused on careers that are intrinsically interesting to students delivered
through applied performance-and projectbased teaching strategies that facilitate understanding and mastery. With the sequence of
CTE courses, students are able to make a
stronger connection between school and the
real world. Making this connection often increases students’ interest in school and motivating them to go on to college and/or pursue
a particular career. For more information
about CTE courses go to the Career Technical
Education and Linked Learning on the district
webpage or go to www.cde.ca.gov/ci/ct.
Counseling Support
Students are encouraged to meet with their
counselors about fulfilling graduation requirements, choosing courses that satisfy the
A-G / College Entrance Requirements, and selecting CTE courses that will meet graduation
and/or college entrance requirements.
9. Mentoring - The Middle and K-8 Schools
Office, in partnership with community organizations Academic UpRise and Kingdom Causes, provides mentoring for
middle school students to prepare them for
success in high school and beyond.
10. Enhanced Interventions - Academic interventions are the steps taken to assist students who need extra help. The school
district will evaluate and monitor interventions more systematically, and use effective interventions more frequently.
Course of Study
One important part of the Academic and Career Success Initiative is to inform parents
about the options that their children have after
high school. Below are several resources on
college admissions and career technical education (CTE).
College Admissions
The Subject Requirements, more commonly
referred to as the “a-g” subject requirements,
is one requirement students must meet to
enter UC or CSU as a freshman. Specifically,
students must complete a pattern of 15 college-preparatory courses drawn from the areas
of history/social science, English, math, lab sci-
Cal Grants
A Cal Grant is money for college that does not
have to be paid back. To qualify, a student must
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meet the eligibility and financial requirements
as well as any minimum grade point average
(GPA) requirements. Cal Grants can be used
at any University of California, California State
University or California Community College.
Some independent and career colleges or
technical schools in California also take Cal
Grants.
Promotion, Retention and Intervention
Guidelines
Promotion and Retention
In 1996, the Board of Education approved the
first of the educational improvement measures
related to promotion and retention. Since
then, a series of policies in grades 1-5 have become part of the district’s overall plan to improve student achievement by requiring
students to meet specific criteria in reading
and mathematics.
In order to assist students apply for financial
aid, all students in grade 12 are automatically
considered a Cal Grant applicant and each
grade 12 student’s GPA will be submitted to
the California Student Aid Commission
(CASC) electronically by a school or school
district official. A student, or the
parent/guardian of a student under 18 years of
age, may complete a form to indicate that
he/she does not wish for the school to electronically send CASC the student’s GPA.
Until a student turns 18 years of age, only the
parent/guardian may opt out the student.
Once a student turns 18 years of age, only the
student may opt himself/herself out, and can
opt in if the parent/guardian had previously
decided to opt out the student. Grade 12 students’ GPAs will be sent to CASC.
Purpose
The promotion and retention policy ensures
that all students acquire essential skills and attain high standards in academic achievement.
At all grade levels from first through fifth
grade, promotion criteria have been established requiring students to attain minimum
levels of academic achievement prior to advancing to the next grade level.
Expectation
The Governing Board expects students to
progress through each grade level within one
school year. To accomplish this, instruction
should accommodate the variety of ways that
students learn and include strategies for addressing academic deficiencies when needed.
Curriculum Guidelines
Schools adhere to rigorous local and state academic standards. A summary of academic standards and curriculum is available upon request
for review at each school. Additional information is available on the school district’s website
at www. lbschools. net under Academic Standards as well as under subject areas.
Retention at Grade 1
First grade students must read at mid-year,first
grade, in both fiction and non-fiction Benchmarks AND achieve a Level 3 in addition and
subtraction math facts sums up to 10 by the
end of the school year. If your child does not
meet these expectations, he/she will be recommended for retention.
A-G Requirements
Subject
Years Details
(A) History/Social Science
2 2 years, including 1 year of world history, cultures, and historical geography and 1 year of U.S.
history or one-half year of U.S. history and one-half year of civics or American government.
(B) English
4 4 years of college preparatory English that integrates reading of classics and modern literature,
frequent and regular writing, and practice listening and speaking.
(C) Mathematics
3 3 years of college preparatory mathematics that includes the topics covered in elementary and
advanced algebra and two- and three-dimensional geometry.
(D) Laboratory Science
2 2 years of laboratory science providing fundamental knowledge in at least 2 of these 3
disciplines: biology, chemistry, and physics.
(E) Language Other than
2 2 years of the same language other than English or equivalent to the second level of high
English school instruction.
(F) Visual & Performing
1 1 year chosen from dance, drama/theater, music, or visual art.
Arts
(G) College Preparatory
1 1 year chosen from the “A-F” courses beyond those used to satisfy the Elective requirements above,
or courses that have been approved solely for use as “G” electives.
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support at home and will be provided with
parent education opportunities to learn how
to support children at home.
Retention at Grade 2
Second grade students must read at the end of
first grade in both fiction and non-fiction
Benchmarks AND achieve a Level 3 in addition and subtraction math facts by the end of
the school year. If your child does not meet
these expectations, he/she will be recommended for retention.
Interventions at Grades 6-8
Sixth through eighth grade students who on
multiple indicators are determined at-risk of
not passing the California High School Exit
Exam (CAHSEE) will be required to enroll in
a two-period language arts course or participate in a mathematics intervention program.
Retention at Grade 3
Third grade students must read at the end of
second grade, in both fiction and non-fiction
Benchmarks AND achieve a Level 3 in addition and subtraction and a Level 2 in multiplication and division math facts by the end of
the school year. If your child does not meet
these expectations, he/she will be recommended for retention.
Interventions at Grade 9
Ninth grade students who on multiple indicators are determined at-risk of not passing the
California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE)
will be enrolled in a one to two-period literacy
intervention course in addition to the grade
level English course and/or enrolled in an Algebra 1-2 Lab course in addition to Algebra 12. These intervention courses provide the
support needed to accelerate students to
achieve grade level standards.
Retention at Grade 4
Fourth grade students must read at the end of
third grade, in both fiction and non-fiction
Benchmarks AND achieve a Level 3 in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
math facts by the end of the school year. If
your child does not meet these expectations,
he/she will be recommended for retention.
Interventions at Grade 10
Tenth grade students who on multiple indicators are determined at risk of not passing the
California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE)
will be enrolled in a two-period literacy intervention course in addition to the grade level
English course and/or enrolled in a CAHSEE
preparation course in addition to the required
math course during the regular school day.
Retention at Grade 5
Fifth grade students must read at the end of
fourth grade, in both fiction and non-fiction
Benchmarks AND achieve a Level 3 in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
math facts by the end of the school year. If
your child does not meet these expectations,
he/she will be recommended for retention.
Parent notification of and involvement in prescribed intervention and/or retention programs are required by Education Code
48070.5 (e). The support and approval of parents/guardians are extremely important to a
student’s success; however, in cases of retention, the final decision shall be that of school
authorities.
Interventions
Interventions at Grades 1-5
Parents should always refer to their student’s
report card to monitor his/her progress. Parents will be notified during regularly scheduled parent conference and special
conferences, as needed. Letters are sent home
notifying parents that their child is not performing at grade level or at risk of retention.
Students at risk of retention may be offered
school-based supplemental instruction.
When students are not performing at grade
level according to Reading Benchmark Assessment and Math Facts, they will be offered sitespecific supplemental instruction such as,
intensive small group instruction in reading
and mathematics, after school tutoring, or a
literacy classroom. All schools will give students the maximum opportunity to be successful. Parents will be expected to provide
High School Graduation Requirements
The high school graduation requirements for
the Classes of 2015 through the class of 2017
include (1) the successful completion of the
required course of study which includes the
completion of a minimum of 210 credits in
grades 9-12 and (2) demonstration of proficiency in English and Mathematics on the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE).
Students must complete 210 credits as follows:
40 credits of English, 30 credits of History/Social Science, 20 credits of Mathematics (including the successful completion of Algebra
1-2), 20 credits of science (including biological
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of California. See the “Course of Study” section for further details.
and physical sciences), 10 credits of Visual/Performing Arts or World Language, 20 credits of
Physical Education, and 70 credits of approved
electives.
Homework Plan Involves
Three Crucial Partners
Although students are required to take 20 credits of Physical Education to meet the high
school graduation requirements, students must
now pass the State Physical Fitness Test in ninth
or tenth grade to request to be exempt from
taking Physical Education courses in grades
eleven and twelve. Students are encouraged to
see their counselor for more information about
this new requirement.
The Long Beach Unified School District's carefully designed homework plan can contribute
to your child's success in school. To attain the
greatest gains in learning, the homework plan
needs the full participation and cooperation
of three very important persons: the student,
the parent and the teacher.
Wise parents create in the home a positive, encouraging atmosphere for study. Pupils who
approach homework with a "can-do" attitude
learn more. Working closely with the parent
and pupil, the teacher assigns appropriate
homework to reinforce learning taking place
at school. Active participation of parents in
this three-way partnership can produce lasting
benefits for children: improved study habits,
self discipline, higher achievement and a personal sense of accomplishment. These skills
and successes equip students for the future.
Beginning with the Class of 2018, students are
required to complete at least 220 credits in the
prescribed course of study in grades 9-12 to
meet the high school graduation requirements.
In addition to the requirements above, students
in the Class of 2018 will be required to complete 30 credits of Mathematics and students in
the Class of 2019 will be required to complete
40 credits of Mathematics (including the successful completion of Algebra 1-2). Students
in the class of 2018 and beyond, while encouraged to take rigorous “a-g” eligible college
preparatory courses in their junior and senior
years, may take applied math courses aligned
to a career pathway/industry need to meet the
third and fourth year math graduation requirement.
The amount of time required to complete any
given assignment will vary among students.
The following guidelines are suggested. Students who finish more quickly should be encouraged to do recreational reading.
Supplemental instruction is offered to students
in grades nine through twelve who do not
demonstrate “sufficient progress”, as defined by
Board policy, toward passing the CAHSEE. In
addition, students have opportunities to make
up credits for courses that they have failed
through Summer School. Students who have
passed all state and local graduation requirements, except for the passage of one or more
parts of the CAHSEE by the end of grade
twelve, will have the option to receive intensive
instruction and services for up to two consecutive years after the completion of grade twelve
or until they have passed both parts of the
exam through attendance at Educational Partnership High School (EPHS).
Homework Guidelines
Students planning to go to college are may be
required to complete additional courses beyond that approved for high school graduation.
The “a-g” college entrance courses are a sequence of high school courses that students
must complete, with a grade of “C” or better,
to earn minimum eligibility for admission to
California State University and the University
Grade
Suggested Average
Daily Minutes
Kdg
Gr. 1
Gr. 2
Gr. 3
Gr. 4
Gr. 5
Gr. 6
Gr. 7-8
Gr. 9-12
15-30 minutes
20-30 minutes
20-40 minutes
30-50 minutes
40-60 minutes
45-60 minutes
60 minutes
60-75 minutes
Will vary based on courses
Library Materials
Reference materials, books, magazines, online
resources, etc. are available in the school library
for student use. Many of these items may be
checked out for use away from the school site.
It is the responsibility of the student to return
these materials when due and in the same con-
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dition as when they were checked out. The student, or his/her parents, will be responsible for
paying the purchase price for lost or damaged
materials. Fines are charged for late materials
at the high school level. The loan period is two
weeks, and materials that are not returned on
the due date must be returned within a five-day
grace period or a fee of $.10 per school day, up
to a maximum of $10.00 per item, per school
year will be assessed.
Megan’s Law Sex Offender Notification
California law provides the public with access
to information on registered sex offenders
under Megan’s Law, Penal Code §290. Sex offenders are required to register specific information with local law enforcement. The public
may use their personal computers to view information on registered sex offenders living in
their community. The law is not intended to
punish the offender and specifically prohibits
using the information to harass or commit any
crime against an offender. The website can be
accessed at http://www.meganslaw.ca.gov.
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2015-16 School Calendars
Traditional Calendar
Track B Year-Round Calendar
(all schools except year-round)
(Addams, Alvarado, Burbank, Edison, Grant,
Harte, Lafayette, Lee, Lincoln, Roosevelt,
Signal Hill, Smith, Stevenson, Whittier and Willard schools)
Sept. 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .School Begins
Sept. 16 . . . . . .Elementary School Back-to-School Night
Sept. 29 . . . . . . . . .Middle School Back-to-School Night
Oct. 6 . . . . . . . . . . . .High School Back-to-School Night
Nov. 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .First Quarter Ends
Nov. 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Veterans Day
Nov. 23-27 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Thanksgiving Recess
Dec. 21-Jan. 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Winter Recess
Dec. 24-25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Declared Holidays
Jan. 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .New Year’s Day
Jan. 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Jan. 29 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Fall Semester Ends
Feb. 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Spring Semester Begins
Feb. 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lincoln’s Day
Feb. 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Washington’s Day
Mar. 28-Apr. 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Spring Recess
Apr. 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Third Quarter Ends
May 30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Memorial Day
May 23-27 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Public Schools Week
June 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .School Ends
Sept. 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .School Begins
Sept. 16 . . . . . .Elementary School Back-to-School Night
Sept. 29 . . . . . . . . .Middle School Back-to-School Night
Nov. 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Veterans Day
Nov. 23-27 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Thanksgiving Recess
Dec. 14-Jan. 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Off Track
Dec. 24-25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Declared Holidays
Jan. 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .New Year’s Day
Jan. 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Feb. 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lincoln’s Day
Feb. 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Washington’s Day
Mar. 25-May 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Off Track
May 30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Memorial Day
July 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No School
July 26 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .School Ends
Note: CAMS uses a unique track not included here.
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Getting Involved in Your Schools
Volunteers in Public Schools -- More than 9,000 assist in local schools and classrooms. If you would
like to apply to become a school volunteer, call your school or 997-8457.
Business Partners -- Our schools have formed more than 1,000 Educational Partnerships with business and industry. They provide guest speakers and encourage students to learn. If your company
would like to participate, call your local school.
Most Inspiring Student Awards -- Each year the Long Beach Education Foundation sponsors this
heartwarming event. If you know of a student who has overcome great odds to excel, please notify
your school if you would like this student considered for the award.
Parent-Teacher Association -- Thousands of local PTA members help our children and schools. For
information about PTA membership and activities, call your school.
Rotary Readers -- In local elementary schools, more than 100 Rotary Readers are trained to help
our children improve their reading skill in kindergarten through third grades. For information, visit
rotarylongbeach.org.
Teacher Awards -- The Long Beach Unified School District has many award-winning teachers. Hundreds of teachers receive letters from students and parents on the Day of the Teacher in May. For information about nominating teachers for awards, call 997-8250.
Long Beach Education Foundation provides school library books, scholarships to at-risk students,
uniforms for needy children and other assistance. For information call 997-8054.
Parent Boosters and alumni groups assist high schools and students with uniforms, grad nights,
scholarships and in dozens of other ways. For more information, call the office of the activities specialist at each high school.
School Site Councils provide an avenue for parents to work with staff in reviewing assessment
data and planning to improve student achievement at the local school. Call your principal for information.
Public Schools Week attracts thousands of visitors to schools each spring to see student work and
visit classrooms and teachers. For information about Open House, contact your child’s school.
College Career Night at CSULB provides vital information from representatives of dozens of colleges,
occupations and professions. For information call 997-8122.
Education Celebration -- Parents and students are invited to learn about schools, special programs
and enrollment options available in the Long Beach Unified School District. Call 997-8415.
Science Fair -- Each spring thousands of students, parents and community representatives see hundreds of science projects on display at a local high school or shopping mall. For information
contact the Science Office at 997-8000, ext. 2963.
Principal for a Day -- Each fall schools in the district invite community leaders to serve as principals for a day. These guest principals see firsthand the strengths and needs of our schools and have
a greater appreciation for the dedication of school staff. Contact your principal if you are interested
in being considered for this one-day eye-opening experience.
Parent Outreach workshops -- Visit the district website at www.lbschools.net and click on parent
education or call 997-8322 for a variety of classes.
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