SHS 2010-11 student handbook coastal impressions (3)

SHS 2010-11 student handbook coastal impressions (3)
SIUSLAW HIGH SCHOOL
2975 OAK STREET
FLORENCE, OR 97439
2010-2011
MAIN PHONE: (541)997-3448
ATTENDANCE PHONE: (541)902-7482
WWW.SIUSLAW.K12.OR.US
Siuslaw High School Student Handbook
Table of Contents
Principal’s Message …………………………………………….. 5
Antidiscrimination …………………………………………….. 6
Siuslaw High School Calendar…………………………………. 7
Siuslaw High School Bell Schedules…………………………… 8
School Song & Alma Mater……………………………. ……… 9
Staff and Administration …………………………….………… 10
Student Government…………………………….……………… 11
Student Body Fees…………………………….………………… 12
Emergency Procedures…………………………….…………… 13
Earthquake Procedures…………………………………. 13.1
Fire Drill……………………………. …………………. 13.2
Student Safety Responsibilities……………………………. … 13.3
Emergency Medical Treatment……………………………. ….. 13.4
Emergency School Closure Information………………………. 13.5
Academics & Curriculum……………………………. ………… 14-19
Academic Achievement………………………………… 14.1
Conferences……………………………. ………………. 14.2
Correspondence Courses……………………………….. 14.3
Class Ranking……………………………. ……………. 14.4
Credit by Examination…………………………………. 14.5
Graduation Requirements……………………………. … 15.1
Graduation Exercises…………………………………… 16.1
Early Graduation……………………………………….. 16.2
Credit for Proficiency……………………………. …….. 16.3
Schedule Changes……………………………. ………… 17.1
Homework……………………………. ……………….. 17.2
Program Exemptions…………………………………… 17.3
Student Education Records…………………………….. 17.4
Social Security Number……………………………. ….. 18.1
Transfer of Student Record……………………………. . 18.2
Requests for Education Records………………………. 18.3
Access of Student Education Records…………………. . 18.4
Challenging Student Education Records……………….. 18.5
Advanced Placement……………………………………. 19.1
Grades………………………………………………….. 19.2
Credit Denial…………………………………………… 19.3
Alternative Schools…………………………………….. 20.1
Talented and Gifted Program…………………………… 20.2
Student Responsibilities……………………………. ………….. 21-30
Attendance……………………………. ……………………….. 21.1
Absences and Excuses…………………………………………. 21.2
Make-Up Work………………………………………… 21.3
Absence Procedure……………………………………… 22.1
Following an Absence………………………………….. 22.2
Repeated Unexcused Absences………………………… 22.3
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Truancy.............................................................................. 23.1
Pre-Arranged Absences..................................................... 23.2
Ten Day Consecutive Absences........................................ 23.3
Appointments/Checking Out............................................. 23.4
Make Up Work.................................................................. 24.1
Release of Students from School...................................... 24.2
Tardies.............................................................................. 24.3
Passes................................................................................ 25.1
Eighteen Year Olds & Notes............................................ 25.2
Dress & Grooming........................................................... 25.3
Display of Affection......................................................... 26.1
Skip Days......................................................................... 26.2
Vehicles on Campus......................................................... 26.3
If You Move..................................................................... 26.4
General Safety Precautions.............................................. 26.5
Electronic Devices/Cell Phones....................................... 27.1
Food & Drink................................................................... 27.2
Flag Salute....................................................................... 27.3
Exemption from Compulsory Education........................ 27.4
Senior Trips..................................................................... 28.1
Bicycles........................................................................... 28.2
Skateboard Policy/Wheeled Vehicles.............................. 28.3
Sexual Harassment........................................................... 28.4
Assemblies....................................................................... 28.5
Computer & Internet Use................................................. 29.1
Student Conduct............................................................... 29.2
Student Rights & Responsibilities................................... 29.3
Transportation of Students .............................................. 29.4
Violations of Transportation Rules ……………………. 30.1
Visitors on Campus.......................................................... 31.1
Closed Campus................................................................ 31.2
Student/Parent Complaints......................................................... 31-32
District Personnel Complaints..................................................... 31.3
Discrimination on the Basis of Sex-Complaints............. 32.1
Education Standards Complaints..................................... 32.2
Instructional Materials Complaint................................... 32.3
Students With Disabilities Complaints .......................... 32.4
Student Services........................................................................... 32
Counseling Center....................................................................... 32.4
Student Scheduling............................................ 32.5
Testing............................................................... 32.6
Occupational & Education Info........................ 32.7
Individual Counseling....................................... 33.1
Aspire Program............................................................... 33.2
Insurance......................................................................... 33.3
Lockers............................................................................ 33.4
Lost & Found.................................................................. 33.5
Special Programs............................................................ 34.1
Student Health Issues.................................................................. 34-36
District Administered Medicine .................................... 34.2
Self Administered Medicine........................................... 34.3
Communicable Diseases................................................. 34.4
Immunizations................................................................ 35.1
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Physical Education Excuses...........................................
Infection Control/HIV and AIDS...................................
Infection /Diseases Instruction ......................................
HIV, HBV, AIDS-Students ...........................................
Asbestos.........................................................................
Discipline.......................................................................................
Discipline/Due Process....................................................
Student Code of Conduct.................................................
Behavior in the Classroom...............................................
Severe Infractions............................................................
Detention.........................................................................
Suspension.......................................................................
Schoolwork - Out of School Suspension........................
Expulsion..........................................................................
Selected State & Federal Issues...................................................
Weapons...........................................................................
Destructive Devices.........................................................
Tobacco Products............................................................
Substance Abuse .............................................................
Effect on Driving Privileges............................................
Searches and Questioning…………...........................................
Searches...........................................................................
Questioning.....................................................................
Gangs...............................................................................
Discipline of Disabled Students......................................
Student Clubs/Activities/Athletics .............................................
Clubs & Organizations ...................................................
Dances/Social Events......................................................
Attendance Affects Co-Curricular Activities..................
Extracurricular Activities................................................
Fund Raising ...................................................................
Physical Examinations for Athletics................................
Fees For Athletic Participation........................................
Field Trips........................................................................
Foreign Exchange Students ............................................
Media Access to Students................................................
Posters..............................................................................
Student Body Car ………................................................
Student Publications .......................................................
35.2
35.3
35.4
35.5
36.1
36-38
36.2
37.1
38.1
38.2
38.3
38.4
38.5
38.6
39
39.1
39.2
40.1
40.2
40.3
41
41.1
41.2
41.3
41.4
42
42.2
43.1
44.1
44.2
45.1
45.2
45.3
45.4
45.5
45.6
45.7
46.1
46.2
VIKING PRIDE! Do YOU have it!?............................. 46.3
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CO-PRINCIPAL LARRY’S MESSAGE
“Dare to Dream”
Welcome to Siuslaw High School! The beginning of each school year brings
the excitement of meeting new friends and participating in extracurricular
activities, service clubs, elective classes and community service along with our
core academics to form a comprehensive high school education. The staff and
administration will strive to make your educational experience a positive and
fulfilling one by offering a variety of class offerings.
The times have changed for young people in our society. Teenagers no longer
can find those family wage jobs without first a high school education and
second, additional schooling or training. There is a correlation between wages
and the amount of education you acquire. Your time is now! Take advantage of
your opportunity to learn the necessary skills to compete in a global market.
I personally want to challenge each student to find your passion in learning
and shoot for the stars. Your potential is unlimited and you can do anything you
make up your mind to perform.
Learning is a life long journey, not a
destination.
Like the giraffe, don’t be afraid to stick your neck out. Try something
different; challenge yourself, work hard and you will be amazed at what you can
achieve. Have a great year!
Respectfully,
Larry Martindale
Principal
CO-PRINCIPAL HENRY’S MESSAGE
P-articipate R-espect I-nspiration D-edication E-xcellence
I sincerely wish for all of you SHS Students the very best year you could hope
to have at SHS. I challenge you to use “VIKING PRIDE” as a guiding light to
accomplish all you choose to do this year! Participate with enthusiasm in all
you do! Respect all those around you! Be Dedicated to all your classes, friends,
teachers and activities! I am confident if you pursue your school year in this
way – you will Inspire those around you and achieve Excellence in all you do!
Respectfully,
Matt Henry
Principal
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Distrito Escolar De Siuslaw 97J Codigo: AC
Adoptado 8/8/89
Revisado y
Readoptado: 12/11/96
Codigo Original: AC
ANTIDISCRIMINACION
El distrito escolar promoverá la antidiscriminación y un medio ambiente libre de
todo hostigamiento basado en la religión, raza, sexo, origen natal, incapacidad,
estado parental o matrimonial, o edad; asi como por razón de la raza, religion,
sexo, origen natal, incapacidad, estado parental o matrimonial o edad de las
personas con quien el individuo tenga relaciones.
De acuerdo con los estatutos de las leyes federales y estatales, el distrito se
esfuerza en quitar cualquier vestigio de discriminacion en el empleo, asignación
o promoción de personal; en oportunidades educacionales y servicios ofrecido a
los estudiantes; en la asignación del estudiante a escuelas y clases; en diciplina
estudianti; en lugar y uso de las facilidades; en ofertas educacionales y
materiales; y en complacer al público durante las juntas públicas.
El Consejo estimula al personal para que éstos promuevan las relaciones
humanas con las escuelas y establezcan medios por los cuaes los ciudadanos
puedan comunicar sus problemas e inquietudes a la administración y al Consejo.
El superintendente nombrará y anunciará quienes son los individuos que
servirán de contacto acerca de y con el Acta Americana de incapacidad, Seccion
504; del Acta de Rehabilitación de 1973, Titulo VI, Titulo VII, Titulo IX, y
otros derechos civilies o problemas de discriminación.
La Sección 504 y el Acta Americana de Incapacidad prohiben la discriminación
en contra de cualquier individuo por razón de que éste(a) se hallen opuestos a
cualquler acta de discriminacion o practicá, o por que esa persona haya
registrado un cargo, atestiguado, asistido o participado en alguna investigacion,
procedimiento o caso jundico. El Acta Americana de incapacidad prohibe,
asimismo, que se forze, amenaze o Interfiera con algún individuo para poder
ejercer los derechos garantizados bajo esta Acta. FIN DE PÓLIZA
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2010-11 SCHOOL CALENDAR
August 30, 31
District In-Service
September 1, 2
District In-Service
September 6
Labor Day
September 7
First Day of School
October 8
Statewide In-Service
November 11
Veterans’ Day
November 12
Teacher In-Service
November 15
Beginning of 2nd Quarter
November 23
Parent/Teacher Conferences
November 24
Parent Teacher Conferences
November 25 & 26 Thanksgiving
December 20-31
Winter Break
January 1
New Year’s Day
January 3
Back to School
January 17
Martin Luther King Day
February 4
Teacher In-Service
February 7
Beginning of 3rd Quarter
February 21
Presidents’ Day
March 21 – 25
Spring Break
April 15
Teacher In-Service
April 18
Beginning of 4th Quarter
May 30
Memorial Day
June 10
Graduation
June 15
Last Day of School
June 16
District In-Service/Last Day
for Teachers
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SIUSLAW HIGH SCHOOL BELL SCHEDULES
2010-11
Daily schedules vary depending on the day of the week and the activities
scheduled. Listen to daily announcements for specifics. Passing time is
provided for students to take care of business or personal issues such as
gathering materials, using rest room, etc. Students are expected to manage their
time so that when the final classroom bell rings, they are in the classroom.
Wednesday Block
1
8:30-9:50
Monday, Friday
1
8:30-9:18
2
9:23-10:11
3
9:55 – 11:15
3
10:16-11:04
Pride:
11:20 – 11:50
4
11:09-12:01
Lunch
11:50 – 12:20
Lunch
12:01-12:31
5
12:25 – 1:45
5
12:36-1:24
7
1:50 – 3:10
6
1:29-2:17
7
2:22-3:10
Thursday Block
Tuesday
1
8:30 – 9:14
2
8:30-9:50
2
9:19 – 10:03
4
9:55 – 11:15
3
10:08 – 10:52
Lunch
11:15 – 11:45
4
10:57 – 11:41
6
11:50 – 1:10
Pride:
11:46 – 12:13
Pride:
1:15 – 2:00
Lunch
12:13 – 12:43
5
12:48 – 1:32
6
1:37 – 2:21
7
2:26 – 3:10
Long Assembly
Short Assembly
1
8:30 – 9:14
1
8:30-9:11
2
3
4.
Lunch
5
9:19 – 10:03
10:08 – 10:52
10:57 – 11:41
11:41 – 12:11
12:16 – 1:00
2
3
4
Lunch
5
9:16-9:57
10:02-10:43
10:48-11:29
11:29-11:5
12:04-12:45
6
1:05 – 1:49
6
12:50-1:31
7
1:54 – 2:38
7
1:36-2:17
Assembly
2:38 – 3:10
Assembly
2:22-3:10
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School Song
On Siuslaw, On Siuslaw,
Fight on for your fame
Put the ball right o’er the goal post
Victory is your aim, Rah! Rah! Rah!
On Siuslaw, On Siuslaw, Fight on for your fame
Fight ‘em Vikings, Fight! Fight! Fight!
We’ll win this game!
ALMA MATER
On our city’s northern border
Reared against the sky
Stands our noble Alma Mater
As the years go by
Onward, upward be our motto
Conquer and prevail
Hail to thee, our Alma Mater
Hail Siuslaw, Hail
Hail Siuslaw Hail!
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ADMINISTRATION AND STAFF
Larry Martindale, Co-Principal & Matt Henry, Co-Principal
Office Staff: Janet Perkins, Angela Bernhardt, Debbie Daugherty
Counselor: Cheryl Mathews
Athletic Director: Steve Meyers - PM
Faculty
Rachelle Campbell
Gina Castro-Brandt
Shannon Dickey
Mary Dodson
Tim Dodson
Shannon Eivers
Jonathan Felt
Sarah Gage-Hunt
Dan Gray
Andy Grzeskowiak
Lance Haberly
Harry Holton
Chris Johnson
Kyle Lewis
Aaron McNeill
Sean O’Mara
Tyll Parker
Amy Peterson
Kim Pickell
Tres Tucker
Juline Walker
Neil Wartnik
Alexis Wells
Educational Assistants
Erika Brown
Barb Fiorito
Donna Flood
Laurie Hiatt
Wanda O’Malley
Charles Ruffin
Bob Severy
Arda Stober
Noelle Wilson
Tawna LaNasa
Library Specialist
Jackie Franklin
Custodial/Maintenance
Marc Bosket
Ward Large
Vance Van Curler
Counselor Assistant
Patty Williams
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STUDENT GOVERNMENT
STUDENT OFFICES AND ELECTIONS: The goal of student
council is to promote school unity, spirit, and positive attitudes
within a PRIDE learning community at SHS while developing
leadership skills and an understanding of representative
government. Student government, consisting of Executive Student
Body Officers and Class Officers, operates in accordance with the
Siuslaw High School Constitution. Student body and class officers
are expected to enroll in the leadership class as a way to learn
about effective leadership strategies and to facilitate their work in
student government.
To run for office, students must be passing a minimum of 5 classes
for the current semester and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or
better for the office of president, and 2.0 or better for all other
offices. Potential candidates must have a positive record in
following the rules of behavior as outlined in the Siuslaw High
School Conduct Code. Candidacy also requires completing a
petition signed by at least 20% of the student body. Elections take
place in April and May.
Student Body Officers for 2010-2011
ASB President
Megan Connor
ASB Vice President
Riley Rankin
ASB Publicity Manager Logan Bliss
Class of 2011
President – Cassie Souther
Vice President – Lyndee Center
Class of 2012
President – Marisha Reavis
Vice-President –John Pollard
Sec/Treas – Tyler McCracken
Class of 2013
President – Alex Dodson
Vice President – Todd Denning
Sec/Treas – Janessa Mitchell
Class of 2014
President – Amber Sexton
Vice-President –Anna Warnecke
Secretary – Lyndsay Huff
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STUDENT BODY FEES
A student is expected to provide his/her own supplies of pencils, paper, erasers
and notebooks and may be required to pay certain other fees or deposits,
including:
Student Body Cards
Yearbook
Art Classes
Culinary Arts Material Fee
Health Occupations
Band Uniform Rental
Concert Dress Rental
Choir
$25 required
$50 ($65 after Jan. 1st)
$10/semester
$10/semester
$22
$12
$20 (If school owned)
$15
Club Dues as required.
• Fees for damages library books and school-owned equipment
• Admission fees for certain extracurricular activities
• The school board reserves the right to impose other fees as deemed
appropriate
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EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
Lockdowns--Fire, Earthquake, and other Emergency Drills: Instruction on
fire and earthquake dangers and drills for students shall be conducted at least 30
minutes of each school month. At least one fire drill will be conducted each
month. At least two drills on earthquakes for students will be conducted each
year. The high school has been determined to be above the tsunami zone.
13.1-EARTHQUAKE PROCEDURES: If you are in the school building when
an earthquake occurs, take the following precautions:
1. Protect yourself from falling objects by getting under a desk or table,
preferably away from windows and bookshelves. If you are in the hallway,
crouch down close to a wall and cover your head with your arms.
2. Once the shaking stops, evacuate the building using the same route as
during a fire drill. Once outside, move well away from the building, trees,
or overhead wires and stay with your class.
13.2-FIRE DRILL: When the alarm sounds, please leave the building
promptly; once outside, move well away from the building and stay with your
class. Remain outside until the all-clear signal sounds. Remember, fire drills
may occur at any time. Tampering with an alarm box or setting off a false alarm
is a violation of Oregon law and students will be dealt with to the full extent of
the law.
13.3-STUDENT SAFETY RESPONSIBILITIES: Students are responsible for
helping to maintain a safe school environment. If you become aware of unsafe
behavior or situations at school, it is your responsibility to tell a staff member.
We are aware that students often don’t want to “tell” on their friends. However,
that idea does not apply when a serious safety situation exists. For example, if
you have information about weapons at school, conflict among students, selfdestructive talk or behavior, drug dealing or students whose judgment is
impaired by drugs or alcohol, your responsibility is to tell a staff member. The
information you give is confidential.
13.4-EMERGENCY MEDICAL TREATMENT: A student who becomes ill
or is injured at school must notify his/her teacher or another staff member as
soon as possible. In the case of a serious illness or injury, the school shall
attempt to notify parents or guardians according to information provided on
emergency forms and submitted by parents to the school. Parents are
encouraged to update this information as often as necessary. If the student is too
ill to remain in school, the student will be released to the student’s parents or to
another person as directed by parents on the student’s emergency form.
School staff may administer emergency or minor first aid if possible. The
school will contact emergency medical personnel, if necessary, and will attempt
to notify the student’s parents whenever the student has been transported for
treatment.
13.5-EMERGENCY SCHOOL CLOSURE INFORMATION: In case of
hazardous or emergency conditions, the superintendent may alter district and
transportation schedules, as are appropriate to the particular condition. Parents,
teachers and students can tune into the local broadcasting stations.
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ACADEMICS AND CURRICULUM
14.2-CONFERENCES: Regular Parent/Student conferences are scheduled
annually in the fall. Students and parents may also expect teachers to request a
conference 1) If the student is not maintaining passing grades or achieving the
expected level of performance. 2) If the student is not maintaining behavior
expectations. 3) In any other case the teacher considers necessary.
The district strongly encourages a student or parent in need of additional
information or with questions or concerns to confer with the appropriate
teacher first, counselor second, and administrator third. A parent who wishes
to confer with a teacher may call the office for an appointment before or after
school.
14.3-CORRESPONDENCE COURSES: STUDENT(S) IN GRADES 9
THROUGH 12 MAY EARN A MAXIMUM OF FIVE UNITS OF CREDIT
BY CORRESPONDENCE. These credits may be applied toward state or local
graduation requirements. The counselor, department head, and principal must
approve all correspondence courses taken for credit PRIOR TO ENROLLING.
There will be a deadline imposed on the student to finish the course prior to
graduation.
14.4-CLASS RANKING: Titles and privileges granted to students designated
as valedictorian or salutatorian, or those designated to speak at graduation
ceremonies may be revoked for violation of Board Policy, Administrative
Regulation or School Rule.
14.5-CREDIT BY EXAMINATION:
Students who can demonstrate
competence in a course without having enrolled in the course may earn credit by
exam for that course. Students will receive Pass/Fail grades if they successfully
complete the exam. Credit for the course will be noted on the transcript, and the
course will count toward graduation requirements, both in total credits and
required course enrollment.
Rules and Procedures for Credit by Examination:
1. A student must complete the “Application for Credit by Examination”
and submit it to a counselor.
2. After the second week of the semester, students may not apply for
credit by examination for courses in which they are enrolled.
3. Tests must be taken within three weeks of application.
4. A grade of 80% or better is required for satisfactory completion of
credit by examination.
5. Students may not attempt credit by examination for a sequential course
below the level at which they are enrolled. (i.e. a student may not
attempt credit by exam for General Math if they are currently taking
Algebra I.)
6. A student may attempt credit by exam for a particular course only once.
7. Credit by exam will be given for semester credit only.
8. A list of courses for which credit by exam may be attempted will be
available in the counselor’s offices.
9. A review of the above requirements may be made by the
Administration/Counselors.
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15.1-GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS: OREGON/SHS DIPLOMA
REQUIREMENTS:
Each student must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to transition
successfully to their next stage of education, advanced learning, certification,
work, and citizenship. The Oregon State Board of Education established changes
to the graduation requirements (January 18, 2007); those increasing diploma
requirements are reflected here:
Subject
English
Math
Science
Social
Science
Physical
Education
Health
Second
Lang.Arts/
Prof. Tech.
Electives
Total
Credits
Class/2010
4
3
2
3
Class/2011
4
3
2
3
Class/2012
4
3
3
3
Class/2013
4
3
3
3
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
3
1
3
9
24
9
24
6
24
6
24
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Students who have not met the
16.1-GRADUATION EXERCISES:
requirements for a regular or modified high school diploma will not be permitted
to take part in the district’s graduation exercises. All Seniors MUST have a
passing grade in all of their classes required for graduation on the day of
Senior Checkout or they may not participate in the graduation ceremony.
Graduation programs may be planned by the senior graduation committee for
the date selected by the principal. Student speeches shall be reviewed and
approved in advance by the Administration.
16.2-EARLY GRADUATION: Students who wish to graduate from Siuslaw
High School in less than four years must request waiver of the 12th year of
compulsory education through the Administration. To request this waiver, the
student must present the following items to the Administration as early as
possible:
1. A comprehensive letter, written by the student, requesting early
graduation and containing reasons for early 1graduation.
2. A letter from the parents supporting the student request.
Upon approval of the request, a counselor will endeavor to arrange the student
schedule so the desired goal may be achieved. Students wishing to graduate
early must meet School District requirements of 24 credits.
Lane Community College, alternative education, or adult education credits will
not be accepted for early graduation. No more than two correspondence courses
will be allowed.
Students must make application during the first nine weeks of their junior year.
16.3-CREDIT FOR PROFICIENCY: A key feature of the future diploma
will be wider use of proficiency, ensuring demonstrating proficiency, that all
students will have the opportunity to choose to earn credit by based on state
content standards. In addition by no later than 2014, students will be expected to
acquire a minimum set of “Essential skills” that will be needed to succeed in the
workforce. These skills will be infused throughout the curriculum and applied in
a variety of settings, and will include the following:
• Read/interpret multiple texts
• Use technology
• Write for a variety of purposes
• Speak and present publicly
• Apply mathematics in a variety of settings
• Think critically/analytically (including scientific inquiry, problem
solving)
• Demonstrate global literacy
• Demonstrate civic and community engagement
• Demonstrate career related learning: personal management,
teamwork, employment foundations, career development
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17.1-SCHEDULE CHANGES: Requests for schedule changes may be
submitted through the first week of each semester. If a student has received
the classes they requested, schedule changes will be at the discretion of the
counselor and/or administration, and on a space available basis only.
17.2-HOMEWORK:
Homework is assigned to provide students an
opportunity to practice independently what has been presented in class, to
improve the learning process, to aid in the mastery of skills and to create and
stimulate interest. Homework assignments are intended to be complimentary and
to build on content from the classroom setting. We strongly encourage
Students/Parents to use the District website at: www.siuslaw.k12.or.us go to
Schools and HS and access Teacher/Class information.
17.3-PROGRAM EXEMPTIONS: Students may be excused from a state
required program or learning activity for reasons of religion, disability or other
reasons deemed appropriate by the district.
• An alternative program or learning activity for credit my be provided
• All such requests must be directed to the Administration by the parent
in writing and include the reason for the request
Approved exemptions will be in writing and include information on alternative
education programs of instruction or instruction combined with counseling that
may be available. Exemptions will be granted for a limited time only and must
be renewed on a semi-annual basis and will be reviewed by the Administration
no later than the second week of each semester.
17.4-STUDENT EDUCATION RECORDS: The information below will
serve as the district’s annual notice to parents of minors and eligible students (if
18 or older) of their rights, the location and district official responsible for
education records. Notice will also be provided to parents of minor students
who have a home language other than English.
Education records are those records related to a student maintained by the
district. A student’s education records are confidential and protected from
unauthorized inspection or use. All excess and release of education records with
and without parent and eligible student notice and consent will comply with all
state and federal laws.
Personally identifiable information shall not be disclosed without parent or
eligible student authorization or as otherwise provided by Board policy and law.
Education records are maintained in a minimum one-hour, fire safe place in the
high school office by the principal. Permanent records shall include:
1. Full legal name of student
2. Name and address of educational agency or institution
3. Student birth date and place of birth
4. Name of parent/guardian
5. Date of entry into school
6. Name of school previously attended
7. Course of study and marks received
8. Credits earned
9. Attendance
10 Date of withdrawal from school
11. Social Security number
12. Other information
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18.1-SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER: The provision of a student’s social
security number is voluntary and will be included as part of the student’s
permanent record only as provided by the eligible student or parent. The district
will notify the eligible student or parent as to the purposes a social security
number will be used.
18.2-TRANSFER OF STUDENT RECORDS: The district shall transfer
originals of all requested student education records, including any ESD records,
relating to a particular student to the new educational agency when a request to
transfer such records is made to the district. The transfer shall be made no later
than ten days after the request. The district shall retain a copy of the education
records that are to be transferred in accordance with applicable Oregon
Administrative Rules. Student report cards, records or diplomas may be
withheld for non-payment of fines or fees.
18.3-REQUEST FOR EDUCATION RECORDS: The district shall, within
ten days of a student seeking enrollment in or services from the district, notify
the public or private school, education service district, institution, agency or
youth care center in which the student was formerly enrolled and shall request
the student’s educational record.
18.4-ACCESS/RELEASE OF STUDENT’S EDUCATIONAL RECORDS:
By law, both parents, whether married, divorced or separated, have access to the
records of a student who is under 18 unless the district is provided evidence that
there is a court order, state statute or legally binding document relating to such
matters as divorce, separation or custody that specifically revokes these rights.
Parents of a minor, or an eligible student if 18 or older, may inspect and review
education records during regular district hours.
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19.1-PROVISION FOR HEARING TO CHALLENGE CONTENT OF
EDUCATION RECORDS: Parents of a minor or eligible student may inspect
and review the student’s education records and request a correction if the
student’s records are inaccurate, misleading or otherwise in violation of the
student’s privacy or other rights. If the district refuses the request to amend the
contents of the records, the requester has the right of a hearing as follows:
1. Parents shall make a request for hearing in which the objections are
specified to the principal.
2. The principal shall establish a date and time for a hearing acceptable to
both parties.
3. The hearings panel shall consist of the following:
a.) The principal or designated representative.
b.) A member chosen by the parent.
c.) A disinterested, qualified third party chosen by the
superintendent.
4. The hearing shall be private. Persons other than the student, parents or
guardians, witnesses and counsel shall not be admitted.
If, after such hearing is held as described above, the parents are not satisfied
with the recommended action, the parents may appeal to the Board where the
action of the hearings panel may be reviewed and affirmed, reversed or
modified. Procedure for appeal beyond the local Board follows the prescribed
actions as set forth in federal regulations. The parent or eligible student may file
a complaint with the Federal Family Compliance Office, United States
Department of Education regarding an alleged violation of the Family Education
Rights and Privacy Act. File complaints with the Family Policy Compliance
Office, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C., 20202.
19.2-ADVANCED
PLACEMENT/COLLEGE
CREDIT:
Advanced
Placement Courses are available at Siuslaw High School through the English
Department which offers Advanced Placement Literature and Composition and
through Aventa Advanced Learning which is a pilot program for the 2010-11
school year and has a limited number of slots available for on-line Advanced
Placement opportunities. The Advanced Placement exam is administered in
May and students may receive college credit for the course by scoring a 3 or
higher on the exam. The fee for the exam must be paid by the students and the
cost is $86. We also have courses available through College Now in Social
Studies, English, Science, Health Occupations, and Art.
19.3-GRADES/REPORTS TO STUDENTS AND PARENTS: Written
reports of student grades and absences shall be issued to parents periodically. In
addition, midterm progress reports will be sent home if a student is either
receiving a failing mark or is in danger of doing so. Parents will be notified of a
student’s benchmark scores and progress. Letter grades will be used. Grades
will be determined on many factors including assignments, both oral and
written; class participation; special assignments; research activities and other
identified criteria, including attendance. If a student receives a nine-week report
of failing in any class or subject, the parent will be requested to schedule a
conference with the teacher of that class.
19.4-CREDIT DENIAL: Punctual and regular attendance is essential to the
academic success of students. District staff may consider a student’s attendance
in determining a grade reduction or credit denial, though attendance will not be
the sole criteria used. Such decisions will not be based on non-attendance due to
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religious reasons, a student’s disability or an excused absence, as determined by
district policy. (See p. 20) At the beginning of the school year or course,
teachers will inform students and parents how attendance and class participation
are related to the instructional goals of the subject or course. Due process will
be provided to any student whose grade is reduced or credit denied for
attendance rather than for academic reasons.
20.1-ALTERNATIVE SCHOOLS: Education in a context that varies from the
regular school environment is available at Siuslaw West, our district’s alternative
school program. In order to be considered for this program, students must meet
the criteria for enrollment. Information is available through the counseling
staff. Other alternative placements are available when deemed in the best
interests of the student. This year at SW changes in scheduling and computer
instruction will be happening throughout the year.
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STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES
21.1-ATTENDANCE: All students between the ages of 7 and 18, who have
not completed grade 12, are required to attend school unless otherwise
exempted by law. School staff shall monitor and report violations of the state
compulsory attendance law.
Any parent who fails to send a student to school within three (3) days of
notification by the district that their student is not complying with compulsory
attendance requirements may be issued a citation by the district for the
student’s failure to attend school. Violation is a Class C violation of law and
is punishable by a court-imposed fine up to $150, as provided by ORS
339.065.
The district will notify the parent in writing that, in accordance with law, the
superintendent will schedule a conference with the non-attending student and
his/her parent(s) to discuss attendance requirements. The written notice will
include the following:
• The superintendent or designee has the authority to enforce the
provisions of the compulsory attendance laws.
• Failure to send a student to school is a Class C violation.
• A citation may be issued by the district in the amount of a $150 fine.
• A conference with the parent and student is required.
• The written notification will be in the native language of the parent.
Additionally, a parent or guardian, or other person lawfully charged with the
care or custody of a student under 15 years of age, may be found by the courts to
have committed the offense of failing to supervise a child who has failed to
attend school as required.
Violations, as determined by the court, may be punishable by a requirement to
complete a parent effectiveness program approved by the court and/or a fine of
$600.
Students who fail to maintain regular enrollment in school may have either
their driving privileges suspended or the right to apply for driving
privileges suspended.
21.2-ABSENCES AND EXCUSES: Regular daily class attendance is essential
for student success. Students and parents are responsible for school
attendance. The attendance secretary will contact parents (automated phone
dialer) when students are absent. Excessive absences may result in loss of
credit and grades, removal from class(es) and/or referral to an attendance or
truant officer. (ORS 339.065)
21.3 MAKE-UP WORK: Students will be given the number of excused
dates absent plus one to make up all work missed. This does not include prearrangement absences and school activities. Students do not have additional
days to make up long-term assignments when they miss school on the day it is
due without teacher approval/discretion.
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22.1-ABSENCE PROCEDURE:
Note/Call Required – When returning to school after an absence, a student
must have a note or phone call from the parent/guardian within 48 hours of
the absence. The note must give the date of the absence and justifiable reason
for being absent. In accordance with ORS 339.065, absence from school or
class will be excused only under the following circumstances:
1. Student illness - it is the responsibility of the Parent/Guardian to call
the school on the day of the illness in order for the absence to be
excused. Illness must be extreme; flu, elevated temperature, coughs,
etc. Headaches, “not up to going today” are NOT excuses.
2. Illness of an immediate family member when the student’s presence at
home is necessary. Documentation is required from a parent/guardian.
3. Emergency situations that require the student’s absence. Examples:
auto accident, fire, flood, family death.
4. Field trips and school-approved/co-curricular activities.
5. Medical or dental appointments. Confirmation of appointments will be
required (note from doctor or DMV, with signature, on office
stationary required).
6. Other reasons deemed appropriate by the school administrator when
satisfactory arrangements have been made in advance of the absence.
22.2-FOLLOWING AN ABSENCE:
1. On the day of return, students must bring a parent note/or have
parent call the office giving the date(s) of the absence and describe the
reason. It is the STUDENT’S responsibility to do this before classes
begin so that tardiness will not occur.
2. STUDENT ABSENCES will be considered UNEXCUSED if there is
no valid or verifiable information provided by the parent regarding the
absence, or if the reason for absence do not align with ORS 339.065.
Examples of unexcused absences: oversleeping, missing the bus, car
problems, working, doing homework or studying for another class, hair
and/or nail appointments, shopping trips, luncheons, job interviews,
swimming, golfing, vacations (unless Pre-Arranged absence form has
been properly completed), etc. Students are responsible for making up
class work/assignments that were missed due to their absences and
must communicate with the teacher.
22.3-REPEATED UNEXCUSED ABSENCES: may result in: 1) Required
extra attendance during non-class times, 2) Additional required course work, 3)
Suspension and/or possible expulsion 4) Recommendation to a truancy officer
and/or citation under District Policy and ORS statue.
1. Students who display irregular attendance patterns or non-compliance
to compulsory education laws are referred to the truant officer (law
enforcement), as required by Oregon Law.
2. Students who have accumulated 10 absences, (ABSENCES
RELATED TO SCHOOL ACTIVITIES; athletics, field trips, etc,
ARE NOT COUNTED as part of the total absences) for any reason
during a semester, may have absences further analyzed for attendance
and credit issues, including denial of credit for class. Students who
miss more than ten class participations per semester may be
required to make up missed classroom participations by
assignment from the administration in coordination with the
instructor. The student will be responsible (in coordination with the
instructor) for retrieving assignments from their instructor(s). The class
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3.
participation will be made up outside of the regular school day
(Thursday and Saturday School, before and after school). Students
not making up missed class participations would receive no credit for
the class(es) involved (NG or F). Students will be required to make up
missed class participations/assignments within certain time restrictions,
as determined by instructor. Exception would include: students
receiving special education and/or 504 services, or those with a
documented medical condition).
A student’s due process rights will be observed, including the right to
appeal the discipline decisions of staff and administrators.
23.1-TRUANCY: A student who is absent from school or from class without
permission will be considered truant and will be subject to detention,
suspension, ineligibility to participate in athletics or other activities and/or loss
of driving privileges. (See ORS 339.065)
In an effort to correct attendance problems and to strongly encourage students to
attend classes, disciplinary measures will be taken in cases of unexcused
absences or when proper attendance procedures are not followed.
CONSEQUENCES:
First Offense
Thursday Afternoon Detention (1:55-3:10 PM)
Second Offense
2 Hour Saturday School
Third Offense
4 Hour Saturday School
Fourth Offense OSS 1-2 days, written contract/parent conference
Fifth Offense
OSS pending possible expulsion
23.2-PRE-ARRANGED ABSENCE: Pre-arranged absence arrangements
should be filled out and submitted/completed for anticipated absences in a
timely fashion (24 hrs/form directions), especially if the absences will exceed
three (3) days. For example: emergency, family trips, serious illness,
hospitalization, etc. Forms are available in the office and on district web site;
parent/guardian signature is required for approval.
Students may be excused on a limited basis from a preplanned activity or from
selected portions of the established curriculum on the basis of a disability or for
personal, religious or ethnic considerations.
23.3-TEN DAY CONSECUTIVE ABSENCES: If a student misses ten
consecutive days, Oregon Law requires the school to drop the student. A
letter will be sent to parents informing them that their child has been dropped
and the procedure to re-enroll.
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24.1-APPOINTMENTS/CHECKING OUT: A student who finds it necessary
to leave school during the day MUST BRING A NOTE FROM A PARENT
OR LEGAL GUARDIAN. Proper sign-out and authorization must be
completed at the office before departure. A student who becomes ill during
the school day should, with the teacher’s permission, report to the office. The
office staff will decide whether or not the student should be sent home and will
notify the student’s parent/guardian as appropriate. Failure to properly sign
out at the office will render a student “truant” and will result in
disciplinary measures. If returning the same day, the student must sign
back in.
24.2-MAKE-UP WORK: A student who has been absent for any reason is
strongly encouraged to make up specific assignments missed and/or to
complete additional in-depth study assigned by the teacher to meet subject or
course requirements. Parents should contact the office (see SHS Office
Homework form) to arrange for the collection of homework assignments for a
student who will be absent three days or more. Parents requesting homework
should give the office 24 hours to gather the materials from classes. Students
and Parents are also strongly encouraged to use the Siuslaw High School
website (www.siuslaw.k12.or.us) to access assignments when they have missed
classes. Failure to make up assigned work within the time allowed, which is one
day for every day of an excused absence, may (teacher discretion) result in a
grade of zero for the assignment. Absenteeism will not be used as the sole
criterion for the reduction of grades. A student who is absent from school will
not be allowed to participate in school-related activities on that day or
evening. Exceptions include documented medical appointments or at the
discretion of the administration.
24.3-RELEASE OF STUDENTS FROM SCHOOL: A student shall not be
released from school at times other than regular dismissal hours except with the
principal’s permission or according to school sign out procedures. The teacher
will determine that permission has been granted before allowing the student to
leave the classroom. The student must then sign out at the office. A student
will not be released to any person without the approval of his/her parent or
guardian or as otherwise allowed by law.
24.4-TARDIES: Tardiness is an attendance issue that creates a consistent
disruption to the classroom learning environment and to a student’s own
learning opportunities. Students are expected to arrive to class on time with
appropriate materials. Being tardy means that a student has not arrived before
class time has begun. (“Sleeping in” or “getting up late” or “giving a ride to a
friend” does not justify or excuse a tardy). A student is not considered tardy if
held after class by the preceding teacher and provided with a note. On the third
tardy for any one class during a semester, parents are notified and detention
time is assigned. The following policy will be enforced:
• 1st/2nd Tardy Teacher Discretion
• 3rdTardy- 2 Lunch Detentions
• 4th Tardy Thursday School
(1:55-3:10 PM)
• 5th Tardy Saturday School
Two Hours
• 6th Tardy Saturday School
Four Hours
• 7th Tardy Parental meeting/OSS and/or possible expulsion
Students who are consistently tardy following the lunch break may/will lose
open campus privileges for lunch. Chronic tardiness that does not respond to
intervention efforts, reflecting failure or refusal to comply with school rules and
guidelines, will result in suspension and/or possible expulsion from school.
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25.1-PASSES: Students are required to have a visible hall pass anytime
they are in the hall during a class period. The exception is if the student is in
the presence of their classroom teacher. Students without a pass will be directed
back to their class. Students are never to leave a class without the express
permission of the teacher. Teachers/Administration will remove Pass
Privileges from students who have shown a pattern of abusing the system.
25.2-EIGHTEEN YEAR OLDS: Students who are eighteen may, with
parental consent, apply to write their own notes for attendance/excuse reasons.
Attendance rules continue to apply, and this privilege (if granted) can be
revoked. (See Attendance Rules) Applications are available in the office. The
assistant principal must approve completed forms.
25.3-DRESS AND GROOMING: The district’s dress code is established to
promote appropriate grooming and hygiene, prevent disruption and avoid safety
hazards. A guideline is that clothing must be modest and appropriate for a
general working or office environment. Students who represent the school in
a voluntary activity may be required to meet additional dress and grooming
standards approved by the administration and may be denied the opportunity to
participate if those standards are not met.
SPECIFIC GUIDELINES TO BE OBSERVED:
• Shirts or tops must cover the entire torso. Tube tops, spaghetti string
tank tops, halters, backless or half shirts are specifically banned.
• Shoes must be worn at all times (some classes required for labs).
• Clothes may not portray obscenity, profane or objectionable matter,
advocate prejudice or violence, or depict violence (i.e. rape, suicide,
and killing).
• Clothing depicting alcohol, tobacco, or drugs may not be worn, since
these substances are not legal for youth and are in conflict with school
curriculum and standards.
• Wearing of headgear, which includes but is not limited to hats, hoods,
bandanas, and scarves, is not permitted in the classroom, office,
library, or any other instructional areas. Exceptions will be made for
special activities. Headgear may be confiscated and kept in the office
or by the teacher.
• Clothing that depicts gang affiliation or other hostile messages that
could be interpreted as harassment (see definition of pg.25) in their
message (implied or not) may not be worn.
• Shorts/sweats may be worn to school with the following restrictions:
o All shorts/sweats must be no higher in cut/style than MIDTHIGH, neatly trimmed without ragged edges. Walking
shorts, Bermuda Shorts, coaching shorts are allowed.
Clothes with holes or that are worn in a way that reveal undergarments/skin
above the mid-thigh are not appropriate and may not be worn. Clothes
designed primarily as undergarments or sleeping garments may not be worn as
visible clothing.
Students who do not follow the above guidelines or whose clothing is
inappropriately revealing will be asked to change their clothes or go home. A
t-shirt may be provided by the office for temporary use. Repeat violations will
result in disciplinary action being taken (lunch/and/or TH Det.).
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26.1-DISPLAY OF AFFECTION: Handholding or walking with arms around
each other would be deemed appropriate for the school setting -- Nonacceptable behavior includes: hugging, embracing, kissing, sitting in each
others laps, etc; discipline (lunch detention–TH school, etc,) will result for
repeat warnings being ignored.
26.2-SKIP DAYS: Siuslaw High School does not sponsor or endorse “skip
days” or other student initiated activities during school hours that have not
been authorized by the administration. Students who take part in a “skip day”
will be dealt with under truancy procedures.
26.3-VEHICLES ON CAMPUS: Students who park on school property
during school hours MUST REGISTER their vehicles in the office. Vehicles
must display a parking sticker and park appropriately in designated parking
areas. Students are expected to drive safely and follow a 10 mph speed
limit. Failure to abide by these rules and other safety/noise guidelines may/will
result in loss of parking privileges/and or law enforcement being notified.
Repeat violators will lose parking privileges for the semester. Students must
notify the office if they go to the parking lot (check out procedures) during
school hours, except at lunchtime or after school. Students may not loiter or
remain for extended time in their cars in student parking areas at lunch, or
at other times.
26.4-IF YOU MOVE: The office must be notified of any change of phone
number or address that occurs during the school year so that we can update our
records.
26.5-GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS: School regulations are designed
to protect the safety of everyone. Common courtesy dictates that we observe
those regulations. Any deliberate disruption to the educational goals of the
SHS learning environment will not be tolerated. Running in the halls,
congregating in large groups and/or sitting on the floors may hamper traffic flow
and constitute a safety hazard. All students are urged to act responsibly with
regard to behavior that may involve the safety of themselves or others.
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27.1-ELECTRONIC DEVICES/CELL PHONES: The use of any electronic
devices, including but not limited to cell phones, I-Pods, pagers, beepers, are
prohibited during class time. Electronic devices may be confiscated until the
end of the day if students fail to follow guidelines. Parents may (on progression
of violation) be notified to pick up the device, if confiscated. If there is
continued disregard for these guidelines, the use of the devices may be
prohibited for the school year. Students may use their electronic devices/cell
phones before school, during lunch and after school outside the building.
• 1st violation = warning
• 2nd violation = Thursday school
• 3rd violation = Saturday school device off campus for a set time
• 4th violation = 2-3 day OSS - device not at school for a set time
• 5th violation = OSS/possible expulsion hearing for insubordination
27.2-FOOD AND DRINK: No food or drink is allowed in the instructional
areas during the school day. This includes classrooms, labs, lecture rooms,
computer areas, library and gym. Exceptions will be made for special events or
specific class projects, subject to administrative approval. Bottled drinking
water only may be allowed by teachers if it is not utilized in a distracting
manner. Open containers may be prohibited based on administrative
discretion.
27.3-FLAG SALUTE: Students will be provided an opportunity to salute the
United States Flag at least weekly by reciting The Pledge of Allegiance.
27.4-EXEMPTION FROM COMPULSORY EDUCATION: The school
may grant an exemption from compulsory attendance to the parent of a student
who is 16 or 17 years of age or an emancipated minor provided the student is:
a. Employed full time.
b. Employed part-time and enrolled in school part-time.
c. Enrolled in a community college or other state-registered
alternative education program.
All such requests must be submitted in writing to the principal and include
documentation of the student’s employment by the employer, or enrollment
status by the school. The school requires notification should the student’s
employment or enrollment status be terminated.
Requests will be considered only following a conference with the student and
parent or emancipated student and a review of credits earned for graduation,
grades, disability, if applicable, standardized assessment results, teacher
evaluations, counselor appraisal, immediate plans, short-range and career goals
and other pertinent information.
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28.1-SENIOR TRIPS: The district does not authorize senior trips for any
purpose other than a special part of the Board-approved district curriculum.
28.2-BICYCLE PARKING/USAGE: Students who ride bicycles to school
must park them in the area provided for bicycles outside the northwest entrance
(behind the Culinary Arts room). Bicycles that are not locked and secured
properly are subject to damage and/or theft. Bikes may not be ridden
through the parking lots or through the main driveway areas, and may not be on
sidewalk areas. Students under the age of 16 must wear a helmet as required by
law. Repeat offenders will not be allowed to have bikes on campus.
28.3-SKATEBOARD POLICY/WHEELED VEHICLES:
Skateboards,
roller skates, roller blades, or any other similar wheeled vehicles are not
allowed on any district campus or grounds including use on sidewalks, in
driveways, or in the parking lots. This does not include wheel chairs. Failure to
comply with this policy will result in disciplinary action. Board policy
specifically bans skateboards from any district property for any reason.
28.4-HARRASSMENT: SHS prohibits harassment of any form because of
an individual’s race, color, sex, national origin, and disability.
Any student or school personnel who believes he or she has been the victim of
sexual harassment or harassment based on: race, color, national origin or
disability of a student or other school personnel of the School District. Any
student/individual or other person who is participating in, observing, or
otherwise engaged in activities, (including sporting events and other
extracurricular activities) under the auspices of the School District; is
encouraged as appropriate, to immediately report the alleged acts to
administration. Any new ORS/Legislative changes will be incorporated in
policy.
Appropriate formal or informal action will be taken including, but not limited
to the following: warning, counseling referral, referral to law enforcement, a
parent-teacher conference, progressive discipline, suspension, exclusion, or
expulsion. In the event that the harassment is a clear violation of criminal
statute, law enforcement agencies will immediately be contacted.
Examples of harassment may include but are not limited to: name calling,
jokes, rumors, offensive graffiti, threatening or intimidating conduct, physical
acts of aggression and/or assault, cyber/electronic texting –‘sexting”,
derogatory notes or cartoons, theft or damage to property, unwelcome touching
of a person or clothing.
The School District will discipline or take appropriate action against any
student, other individual, or personnel who retaliates against any person who
reports an incident of alleged harassment. Retaliation includes, but is not
limited to any form of intimidation, reprisal, or harassment.
Further details about the harassment policy are available upon request from the
school office, and may be found in Siuslaw School District 97J Policy JBA.
28.5-ASSEMBLIES: A student’s behavior in assemblies must meet the same
standard as in the classroom. A student who does not abide by the district’s
Student Code of Conduct during an assembly shall be subject to disciplinary
action. Student behavior at co-curricular events and competitions falls under the
student conduct code.
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29.1-COMPUTER AND INTERNET USE: Students may be permitted to use
the district’s system only to meet the instructional objectives of the school and
district or to conduct research related to education consistent with the district’s
mission statement.
STUDENTS AND PARENTS MUST SIGN AN
INTERNET CONSENT FORM BEFORE A STUDENT IS ALLOWED TO
USE THE INTERNET WHILE AT SCHOOL. The forms are available in
the office and will be filed with the school administration. By signing the form,
the parent and student indicate they understand the provisions within the
contract and accept the responsibilities and consequences contained therein. My
Space and programs of the like are prohibited. No social networking sites
or boards are allowed as they serve no legitimate educational purpose. The
penalty for violating this rule will result in Out of School Suspension.
29.2-CONDUCT: Students are responsible for conducting themselves properly,
in accordance with the policies of the district and the lawful direction of the
staff. The district has the responsibility to afford students certain rights as
guaranteed under federal and state constitutions and statutes.
29.3-STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Among these student rights and responsibilities are the following:
• Civil Rights – including the rights to equal educational opportunity and
freedom from discrimination, the responsibility not to discriminate
against others.
• The right to attend free public schools, the responsibility to attend
regularly and to observe school rules essential for permitting others to
learn at school.
• The right to due process of law with respect to suspension, expulsion
and decisions which the student believes injure his/her rights.
• The right to free inquiry and expression, the responsibility to observe
reasonable rules regarding these rights.
• The right to assemble informally, the responsibility to not disrupt the
orderly operation of the educational process, nor infringe upon the
rights of others.
• The right to privacy, which includes privacy in respect to the student’s
educational records.
• The right to know the behavior standards and responsibilities expected
and the consequences of violating those standards.
29.4-TRANSPORTATION OF STUDENTS: The following rules shall apply
to student conduct on district transportation:
1. Students being transported are under the authority of the bus driver.
2. Fighting, wrestling, or boisterous activity is prohibited on the bus.
3. Students will use the emergency door only in case of emergency.
4. Students will be on time for the bus, both morning and evening.
5. Students will not bring firearms, weapons or other potentially hazardous
material on the bus.
6. Students will not bring animals, except approved assistance guide
animals on the bus.
7. Students will remain seated while bus is in motion.
8. Students may be assigned seats by the bus driver.
9. When necessary to cross the road, students will cross in front of the bus
or as instructed by the bus driver.
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10. Students will not extend their arms, legs or heads through bus windows.
11. Students MUST have written permission to leave the bus other than for
home or school, or to another destination not authorized by parent or
guardian.
12. Students will converse in normal tones; loud, vulgar or harassing
language is prohibited.
13. Students will not open\close windows w\o permission from the bus driver.
14. Students must keep the bus clean and must refrain from damaging it.
15. Students will be courteous to the driver, fellow students and passers-by.
16. Students who refuse to promptly obey the directions of the driver, or
refuses to obey the regulations, may forfeit their privilege to ride on buses.
30.1-DISCIPLINARY
PROCEDURES
FOR
VIOLATIONS
OF
TRANSPORTATION RULES:
First Offense: The student will be given a written citation to be delivered to
parent(s)/guardian(s) and signed by one of them. This must be returned to the
bus driver before the student can resume riding the bus; this will also reflect
SHS referral system – (SWIS).
Second Offense: The student and parent will receive a citation as described in
step 1, to again be signed and returned to the driver before the student resumes
the privilege of riding the bus.
Third Offense: A citation will again be issued as in step 1 above. The student
will automatically be suspended from riding the bus for up to five school
days.
Continual or Severe Misconduct: Continual misconduct following three
offenses may result in loss of bus riding privileges for up to the remainder of
the semester. Severe discipline problems such as open disrespect for the driver,
profanity, defiance of authority, vandalism or jeopardizing the safety of the
passengers will be met with corrective action that is commensurate to the
consequences for a third offense of misconduct.
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31.1-VISITORS ON CAMPUS: Parents and other visitors who have legitimate
business at school are encouraged to visit district schools. Student-aged visitors
cannot come to campus for “socializing purposes” only during the school day.
To ensure safety and welfare of students, that schoolwork is not disrupted and
that visitors are properly directed to the areas in which they are interested, ALL
visitors must report to the office upon entering school property. The
administration will approve requests to visit as appropriate. Visitor badges will
be issued to approved visitors.
Students are not allowed to have guests accompany them to classes. No
individual may loiter in or near a school building or grounds. Loitering is
described as not having a reason or relationship involving custody of or
responsibility for a student, or upon inquiry, not having a specific, legitimate
reason for being there. Individuals loitering in or near the school area will be
referred to the civil authorities for appropriate action.
31.2-CLOSED CAMPUS: Except for the 30 minute lunch period, students are
expected to remain on school grounds during the day and to be in the classroom
of the courses they are enrolled in. Students who are habitually late from
lunch may lose the privilege of leaving campus during the lunch period and
will eat lunch in the in-school suspension room. Individuals cannot visit the
SHS campus to just “socialize” – all individuals must report to the office.
Student/Parent Complaints
31.3-DISTRICT PERSONNEL COMPLAINTS: A person who has a
complaint concerning a classroom/teacher issue should first bring the issue to
the classroom teacher. If the outcome is not satisfactory, a conference with the
principal should be requested within five days after the meeting with the teacher.
If the outcome of this conference is not satisfactory, the parent can file a written,
signed complaint with the superintendent within 15 calendar days, who will
investigate the complaint and render a decision. If the complainant is
dissatisfied, he/she may appeal to the Board of Directors within ten days
following the receipt of the superintendent’s decision. Board decisions are final.
31.4-DISCRIMINATION OF THE BASIS OF SEX-COMPLAINTS: A
student and/or parent with a complaint regarding possible discrimination of a
student on the basis of sex should contact the building administrator.
31.5-EDUCATION STANDARDS COMPLAINTS: Any resident of the
district or parent of a student attending district schools may make a complaint or
appeal alleging violation of the district’s compliance with an educational
standard as provided by the State Board of Education. The complainant should
first discuss the nature of the alleged violation with the individual involved. If
the complainant wishes to pursue the matter further, he/she will be provided
upon request a copy of all applicable district procedures.
After exhausting local procedures or 45 or more days after filing a written
complaint with the district, any complainant may make a direct appeal to the
State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
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32.1-INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS COMPLAINTS: Complaints by
students or parents about instructional materials should be directed to the
principal. Should the student or parent, following initial efforts at informal
resolution of the complaint, desire to file a formal complaint, a “Reconsideration
Request Form for Re-evaluation of Instructional Material” may be requested
from the school office. This form must be signed and filed with the
superintendent.
A reconsideration committee, comprised in accordance with Board policy, will
review the material and forward a recommendation to the superintendent for
appropriate action and notification to the complainant. A copy of the
committee’s recommendation and justification will be forwarded to the
complainant together with the superintendent’s written decision.
The
complainant may appeal the decision to the Board, whose decision will be final.
32.2-STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES COMPLAINTS: A complaint or
concern regarding the identification, evaluation or placement of a student with
disabilities or the accessibility of the district’s services, activities or programs to
a student, should be directed to the District Director of Special Education.
STUDENT SERVICES
32.4-COUNSELING CENTER: Counselors are available with a focus on four
major areas of student concern:
32.5-STUDENT SCHEDULING: Counselors will help students plan a class
schedule in coordination with their aptitudes, abilities, interests, and future
plans. Students will develop a 5 year educational plan through their PRIDE
program. This plan will be monitored through the Student Services Office.
This IS a graduation requirement. These plans will be adapted as called for as
the student progresses through high school.
32.6-TESTING: Information provided by statewide testing and other testing is
helpful in making decisions concerning programs, class scheduling and career
choices. Parents are encouraged to make an appointment with a counselor to
discuss students’ test results.
32.7-OCCUPATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL TRAINING: The
counseling department provides the student with information to help students
understand the high school program, various educational and vocational
opportunities, and the requirements related to college and career choices. In
addition, resources are available to assist students in applying for financial
assistance towards higher education.
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33.1-INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING: Individual counseling is available to
students and parents; students are encouraged to discuss concerns with the
counselors. Counselors may also be able to provide information about
community resources. In most cases, information given to counselors is
confidential.
33.2-ASPIRE PROGRAM (Access to Student Assistance Programs In Reach
of Everyone):(www.osac.state.or.us/ ) The goal of this statewide program will
be to map out high school coursework, plan for post-high school
training/education, and identify the financing needs to make these dreams a
reality. The Oregon student Assistance Commission, (OSAC) administers
ASPIRE. This organization qualifies students for grants and scholarships to
attend Oregon schools.
33.3-INSURANCE: At the beginning of the year, the district will make
available to students and parents a low cost student accident insurance program.
Parents are responsible for paying premiums if coverage is desired and to submit
the claims through Coast Insurance.
33.4-LOCKERS: Lockers and other district storage areas provided for student
use remain under the jurisdiction of the district even when assigned to an
individual student. The district reserves the right to inspect all lockers. A
student has full responsibility for security of the locker and is responsible for
making sure it is locked and that the combination is not available to others.
Valuables should never be stored in a student’s locker. Lockers may be
routinely inspected without prior notice to ensure no item which is prohibited
on district premises is present, the maintenance of, proper sanitation, mechanical
condition and safety. Searches may take place randomly to reclaim district
property including instructional materials. Each student will be required to sign
a locker contract before being issued a locker at the beginning of the year or
upon arrival during the year. Lockers are to be closed when not in immediate
use. Students are not to change lockers without office permission. Failure to
abide by locker agreements can result in loss of privilege.
33.5-LOST AND FOUND: Any items found in the school or on district
grounds should be turned in to the office. Unclaimed articles will be disposed of
at the end of each semester.
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34.1-SPECIAL PROGRAMS: The district provides special programs for
bilingual students and those with disabilities that affect a student’s success at
school. A student or parent with questions about these programs should contact
either the principal or the special education coordinator.
STUDENT HEALTH ISSUES
34.2-DISTRICT ADMINISTERED MEDICATIONS: The parent shall make
requests in writing for the district to administer medication. Written instructions
of the physician are required for all requests to administer prescription
medication. Such instructions must include the following information: name of
student, name of the medication, dosage, route, frequency of administration and
any special instructions. Prescription label meets the requirement for written
instructions from the physician, if the information above is included.
Written instructions of the parent, which include the information above, are
required for all requests to administer nonprescription medication. All
medication is to be administered by the district is to be brought to school by the
parent in its original container. Medication not picked up by the parent within
five (5) school days of the end of the medication period or at the end of the
school year, whichever occurs first, will be disposed of by the district.
34.3-SELF MEDICATION: Students in grade 9-12 are permitted to self
medicate prescription and non-prescription medication upon written request of
the parent and building principal permission. In the case of prescription
medication, permission from the physician is also required. Contact the school
office for additional information and forms. All medication must be kept in its
appropriately labeled, original container. The student’s name is to be affixed to
non-prescription medication. Students may have in their possession only the
amount of medication needed during school for that day. Sharing or borrowing
medication is strictly prohibited. Permission to self-medicate can be revoked if
the student is found to be in violation of these requirements. Students may also
be subject to disciplinary action.
34.4-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES:
Parents of a student with a
communicable or contagious disease are asked to telephone Siuslaw High
School so that students who have been exposed to the disease can be alerted. A
student with a communicable/contagious disease is not allowed to come to
school while the disease is contagious. This restriction is removed by the
written statement of the local health officer or licensed physician that the
disease is no longer communicable to others in the school setting. For the
following diseases, the restriction may be removed by an administrator or
designee: chicken pox, diphtheria, measles, meningitis, mumps, lice infestations,
whooping cough, plague, rubella, scabies, staph infections, strep infections, and
tuberculosis. Parents with questions are urged to contact the office.
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35.1-IMMUNIZATIONS: A student must be fully immunized against certain
diseases or must present a certificate of statement that, for medical or religious
reasons, the student should not be immunized. Proof of immunization may be
personal records from a licensed physician or public health clinic.
Any student not in compliance with Oregon Statues and Rules related to
immunization may be excluded from school until such time he/she has met
immunization requirements. Parents will be notified of the reason for the
exclusion. A hearing will be afforded upon request.
35.2-PHYSICAL EDUCATION EXCUSES: A parent may request that a
student be excused from PE activities because of illness or injury, providing that
the excused period does not exceed three days. For a longer period than 3 days,
a physician’s signed request will be required. REPEATED requests for
exclusion will also necessitate a physician’s request. Any exceptions to this
procedure should be referred to the principal or school nurse. Adaptation may
be made for extenuating circumstances that affect physical performance/course
requirements. Contact PE teachers for details.
Students are to have PE clothes for class, and are expected to keep lockers
locked. Students are expected to dress down for physical education. After four
no-dresses, a referral will be issued and a note sent home. After seven nodresses, student will conference with instructor and be placed in an alternative
setting.
35.3-INFECTION CONTROL/HIV, and AIDS: Although HIV and AIDS are
serious illnesses, the risk of contacting the disease at school is extremely low
and generally limited to situations where non-intact skin or mouth, eye or other
mucous membranes would be exposed to blood or any body fluids contaminated
with blood from an infected person.
Since any such risk is serious, however, the district requires that staff and
students approach infection control using standard precautions. Each student
and staff member is to assume all direct contact with human blood and body
fluids is regarded as known to be infectious for HIV, AIDS, HBV and/or other
infectious diseases.
35.4-INFECTION/DISEASE INSTRUCTION: An age-appropriate plan of
instruction about infections/diseases has been included as an integral part of the
district’s health curriculum. Any parent may request that his/her student be
excluded from that portion of the instructional program required by Oregon Law
by contacting the principal for additional information and procedures.
35.5-HIV, HBV, AIDS – STUDENTS: As a general rule, a student six years or
older infected with HIV or HBV, and who does not present special risks of
others in an educational setting is entitled to remain in a regular classroom
setting and eligible for all rights, privileges and services as provided by law and
Board policy. The district recognizes that a student or parent has not obligation
to report an HIV or HBV condition diagnosis to the district. If the district is
informed, the district is also prohibited by law from releasing information unless
the infected person or parent gives permission for such release. Individuals with
questions regarding these requirements of law or district procedures should
contact the superintendent at 997-2651.
HIV – Human Immunodeficiency Virus; HBV- Hepatitis B Virus; AIDSAcquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
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36.1-ASBESTOS: The district has complied with the Asbestos Hazard
Emergency Response Act (AHERA) by having their buildings inspected by
accredited inspectors and the development of a management plan for the control
of this substance. The management plan is available for public inspection in the
district office. The superintendent of schools serves as the district’s asbestos
program manager and may be reached for additional information.
DISCIPLINE
36.2-DISCIPLINE/DUE PROCESS: A student who violates the Student Code
of Conduct is subject to disciplinary action.
A student’s due process rights will be observed in all such instances, including
the right to appeal the discipline decisions of staff and administrators.
The district’s disciplinary options include using one or more discipline
management techniques including conferences by teachers, counselors and
administrators, detention, suspension, expulsion, loss of driving privileges and
loss of right to apply for driving privileges, loss of privileges, honors and awards
and removal to an alternative education program. Disciplinary measures are
applied depending on the nature of the offense. The age and past pattern of
behavior of a student will be considered prior to any suspension or expulsion.
When students commit drug and alcohol-related offenses, school imposed
discipline may also include completion of a district selected and approved drug
and alcohol assessment and rehabilitation program.
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37.1-STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT: The district has authority and control
over a student at school during the regular school day, at any school-related
activity, regardless of time or location and while being transported in districtprovided transportation.
Students will be subject to discipline including detention, suspension,
expulsion, loss of awards or honors and/or referral to law enforcement
officials for the following, including but not limited to:
1. Bringing, possessing, concealing or using a weapon on school
property or at an activity under the jurisdiction of the school or
at an interscholastic activity administered by a voluntary
organization approved by the State Board of Education under
ORS 339.430.
2. Substance abuse or any possession or use of tobacco, alcohol
or unlawful drugs, including drug paraphernalia.
3. Assault or menacing of a district employee or another student.
Menacing means by word or conduct the student intentionally
attempts to place a district employee or another student in fear
of imminent serious physical injury. (Any assault on another
person will receive an automatic three day out of school
suspension.)
4. Use of threat, targeted lists, intimidation, harassment or
coercion against any fellow student or district employee.
5. Willful damage or destruction of district property.
6. Willful damage or destruction of private property on district
premises or during district activities.
7. Academic Cheating, Plagiarism
1st Offense – No grade on assignment
2nd Offense – Failure of class
8. Open defiance of a teacher’s authority.
9. Theft
10. Use or display of profane or obscene language.
11. Violation of district transportation rules.
12. Hazing.
13. Disregard for attendance procedures as defined by law.
14. Persistent failure to comply with rules under the lawful
discretion of staff or district officials.
Corrective actions to be taken are determined based on the degree of seriousness
of the misbehavior. A telephone call or written note to the parent may be
sufficient to help the student correct the behavior. If consistent negative
behaviors become a pattern, in the best interest of the school and student the
student will be sent home pending a parent conference.
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38.1-BEHAVIOR IN THE CLASSROOM: is first managed by the teacher,
and may include verbal warnings, natural consequences, conference with student
and/or parent, phone calls home, behavior contract and assistance by counselors,
and teacher managed detention. If classroom intervention is unsuccessful and
low level misbehavior/minor infractions continue, the student will then be
referred to administrators.
38.2-SEVERE INFRACTIONS: Severe infractions are behaviors that are more
intense. When misbehavior creates a safety issue, seriously disrupts the learning
environment of the school or classroom, seriously impacts the well-being of
others, or is overtly insubordinate, students may receive immediate out-ofschool suspension and without progression of interventions, face the strongest
consequences deemed appropriate by the administration.
38.3-DETENTION: A student may be detained outside of school hours on one
or more days (Thursday (1:55-3:10 PM) or Saturday School) if the student
violates the Student Code of Conduct. Every reasonable and prompt effort will
be made to notify the parent/guardian of a student assigned detention to allow
for arrangements for student transportation on the day(s) of detention.
It is the student’s responsibility to serve the assigned detention. Failure to
serve detention will result in additional detention being assigned.
38.4-SUSPENSION: A student may be assigned out-of-school suspension for
up to and including ten (10) school days for willful violations of the Student
Code of Conduct. The district may require a student to attend school during
non-school hours (Saturday School) as an alternative to suspension.
An opportunity for the student to present his/her view of the alleged misconduct
will be given. Each suspension will include a qualification of the reasons for the
suspension, the length of the suspension, a plan for readmission to class and an
opportunity to appeal the decision.
Every reasonable and prompt effort will be made to notify the parents of a
suspended student. While under suspension, a student may not attend after
school activities and athletic events, be present on district property or participate
in activities directed or sponsored by the district.
38.5-SCHOOLWORK MISSED FOR OUT OF SCHOOL SUSPENSION:
Schoolwork missed by a student while on suspension may be made up upon the
student’s return to school if the work missed reflects achievement over a greater
period of time than the length of the suspension. Schoolwork may also be
assigned to the student during suspension.
38.6-EXPULSION: A student may be expelled for severe or repeated
violations of the Student Code of Conduct. No student may be expelled
without a hearing unless the student’s parent or the student, if 18 years of age,
waives the right to a hearing, either in writing or by failure to appear at a
scheduled hearing. An expulsion shall not extend beyond one calendar year.
The district will provide appropriate expulsion notification including expulsion
hearing procedures, student and parent rights and alternative education
provisions as required by law. See alternative education programs and
alternative education notice in this handbook.
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SELECTED STATE AND FEDERAL ISSUES
39.1-WEAPONS: Under state and federal law, expulsion from school is
required for a period of not less than one year for any student who is determined
to have brought a weapon to school. Weapons include, but are not limited to
the following: firearms, knives, metal knuckles, chains, razors, explosives,
fireworks, noxious, irritating or poisonous gases, poisons, drugs, or other items
fashioned with the intent to use, sell, harm, threaten or harass students, staff
members, parents or patrons. Replicas of weapons are also forbidden. The
superintendent may modify the expulsion requirement for a student on a caseby-case basis. Additionally, in accordance with Oregon Law, any person
who intentionally possesses a firearm or other dangerous weapon in or on
district property or recklessly discharges a firearm in school is subject to
criminal prosecution, a maximum of five (5) years imprisonment, $100,000
fine and forfeiture of firearm and/or other dangerous weapons or both.
Any person aged 13 to 17 years of age convicted of intentionally possessing
a firearm in a public building is subject to denial of driving privileges for 90
days.
Dangerous weapon is defined in Oregon Law as any weapon, device,
instrument, material or substance, which under the circumstance in which it is
used, attempted to be used or threatened to be used, is readily capable of causing
death or serious injury.
Deadly weapon is defined as any instrument, article or substance specifically
designed for and presently capable of causing death or serious injury.
Firearm is defined in federal law as any weapon (including a starter gun), which
will or is designed to or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the
action of an explosive. This includes the frame or receiver of any such
weapons; or firearm, muffler or silencer.
39.2-DESTRUCTIVE DEVICE: is defined as any device with an explosive,
incendiary or poison gas component or any combination of parts either designed
or intended for use in converting any destructive device or from which a
destructive device may be readily assembled. A destructive device does not
include any device, which is designed primarily or redesigned primarily for use
as a signaling, pyrotechnic, line throwing, safety or similar device.
In accordance with the federal Gun-Free School Zone Act, possession or
discharge of a firearm in a school zone is prohibited. A “school zone” as
defined by federal law means, in or on school grounds or within 1,000 feet of
the school grounds.
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40.1-TOBACCO PRODUCTS: Student possession, sharing, selling or use of
any tobacco products on school grounds is forbidden; violators are subject to
suspension from school. In accordance with Oregon Law, any person under age
18 possessing a tobacco product commits a Class D violation and is subject to a
court imposed fine of up to $75 as provided by ORS 167.400. Any person who
distributes, sells or causes to be sold, tobacco in any form or a tobacco burning
device, to a person under 18 years of age commits a Class A violation and is
subject to a fine of not less than $100 and not exceeding $600 as provided by
ORS 163.575.
40.2-SUBSTANCE ABUSE: Students who use, possess, share, or are under
the influence of alcohol, narcotics, other drugs or look-alikes (including, but not
limited to marijuana, codeine, heroin, stimulants, depressants, alcohol, and
hallucinogens) on or adjacent to District property or at any school-sponsored
activity are subject to immediate suspension and recommendation for possible
expulsion. An administrator may recommend that a chemical abuse assessment
be performed by an approved third party at the parents’ expense. The results of
the evaluation and/or treatment program should be submitted to the principal for
consideration. Should the chemical assessment occur before the end of the
suspension period, and the student and parents agree to cooperate with the
assessment recommendation, the remainder of the suspension may be reduced.
An unlawful drug is any drug not prescribed by a licensed medical
practitioner. Unlawful delivery of a controlled substance to a student or minor
within 1,000 feet of district property is a Class A felony. Punishment is a
maximum of 20 years of imprisonment, $300,000 fine or both as provided by
ORS 475.999.
40.3-EFFECT ON DRIVING PRIVILEGES: In accordance with Oregon
Law, the superintendent may request that the driving privileges of the
student or the right to apply for driving privileges be suspended for no more
than one year for any student who has been expelled for bringing a weapon to
school or suspended or expelled at least twice for assaulting or menacing a
district employee or another student, for willful damage or injury to district
property or for use of threats, intimidation, harassment or coercion against a
district employee or another student.
A second such request for subsequent violation may result in suspension of
driving privileges or the right to apply for driving privileges until the student is
age 21. A meeting with the parent or guardian will be held prior to submitting
such request to the Department of Transportation.
A student may appeal district decisions regarding driving privileges under
established due process procedures for suspensions and expulsions.
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SEARCHES AND QUESTIONING
41.1-SEARCHES: District officials may search the student, his/her personal
property and property assigned by the district for the student’s use at any time
on district property or when the student is under the jurisdiction of the school.
Such searches will be conducted only if there is reasonable suspicion to believe
evidence of a violation of a law, Board policy, administrative regulations or the
Student Code of Conduct is present in a particular place. Searches will not be
excessively intrusive in light of the age, sex, and maturity of the student and
nature of the infraction.
District officials may also search when they have reasonable information that
emergency/dangerous circumstances exist. Lockers and desks may be routinely
inspected at any time. The student will generally be allowed to be present
during the inspection.
Items that are found are evidence of a violation of law, policy, regulation, or the
Student Code of Conduct may be seized and turned over to law enforcement or
returned to its rightful owner, as appropriate.
41.2-QUESTIONING: Should law enforcement officials find it necessary to
question students during the school day or during periods of extracurricular
activities, the administration will be present when possible. An effort will be
made to notify the parent of the situation.
Parents are advised that in suspected abuse cases, the Services to Children
and Families and/or law enforcement officials may exclude district
personnel from the investigation procedures and may prohibit district
personnel from contacting parents.
41.3-GANGS: The presence of gangs and the violent activities and drug abuse
that often accompany gang involvement can cause a substantial disruption of
school, district activities and student’s ability to meet curriculum and attendance
requirements.
A gang is defined as any group that identifies itself through the use of a name,
unique appearance or language, including hand signs, the claiming of
geographical territory or the promotion of a specific belief system that
frequently results in criminal activity.
No student on or about district property or at any district activity shall wear,
possess, use, distribute, display or sell any clothing, jewelry, emblem, badge or
any other such symbol evidencing gang membership or affiliation. No student
shall use any speech, either verbal or non-verbal signifying gang membership or
affiliation. No student shall solicit other students for membership in any gangs
nor commit any other illegal act or other violation of district policies.
Students in violation of the district’ gang policy will be subject to discipline in
accordance with the district’s Student Code of Conduct.
41.4-DISCIPLINE OF DISABLED STUDENTS: A student being served by
an Individualized Education Program (IEP) who engages in conduct which
would warrant suspension for a non-disabled student may be suspended for up
to and including ten (10) consecutive school days for violations of the Student
Code of Conduct.
When a disabled student is suspended more than ten consecutive school days
or for more than ten cumulative school days during a school year or is being
expelled, the student’s parents will be notified immediately (within 24 hours)
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of the circumstances of the behavior and the time and location of the student’s
IEP team meeting addressing the infraction and its relationship to the
disability.
The IEP team will determine whether the incident is a consequence of the
student’s disability. The team may recommend alternative placement for the
student. The district may not expel a disabled student or terminate educational
services for any behavior, which is a consequence of the disability.
If the district determines that the student’s behavior, which is related to his/her
ability disability, poses imminent danger to others and the parent refuses to
agree to a change of placement, the district may suspend the student for up to
ten consecutive school days or ten cumulative school days, to provide a
general planning and “cooling off” period. At the end of the ten-day period
the student shall be allowed to stay put in his/her current school placement
unless the district has obtained a hearings officer or court order to change
the student’s placement.
42.1-DISTRIBUTION OF MATERIAL:
Written materials, handbills,
photographs, pictures, petitions, films, tapes or other visual or auditory materials
may not be sold, circulated, posted, or distributed on district property by a
student or a non-student without the approval of the administration.
Materials not under the editorial control of the district must be submitted to the
principal for review and approval before being distributed to students. Materials
shall be reviewed based on legitimate educational concerns.
Disapproval may be appealed by submitting the disapproved material to the
superintendent; material not approved by the superintendent within three days
will be considered disapproved. This disapproval may be appealed to the Board
of Education at its next schedule meeting when the individual shall have
reasonable time to present his/her viewpoint.
STUDENT ACTIVITIES / CLUB / ATHLETICS
42.2-CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS: Student clubs and performing groups
such as band, choir, cheerleading, dance and athletic teams may establish rules
of conduct – and consequences for misconduct – that are more strict than those
for students in general. If a violation of the club rules is also a violation of the
Student Code of Conduct, the consequences specified by the district shall apply
in addition to any consequences specified by the organization.
Students may be required to sign a statement acknowledging acceptance of
stricter standards of behavior as a condition of participation in clubs and
organizations. Specific details about athletic program are presented in the
athletic handbook; questions may be directed to the athletic director. Questions
about other programs or clubs should be directed to the appropriate advisor.
The Siuslaw School District, in accordance with the Federal Equal Access Act,
permits non-curriculum related student-led groups at the secondary level to meet
on the premises. All such groups must be registered with the school
administration.
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43.1-DANCES / SOCIAL EVENTS: students expecting to attend dances must
have been in regular attendance at school the day (including preceding
school day of a Saturday dance) of the dance or have a doctor’s note
verifying the reason for their absence. The rules of good conduct and
grooming shall be observed for school dances and social events. Guests, if
allowed (past SHS students and discipline records will be considered), may not
exceed 20 yrs of age; and will be expected to observe the same rules as students
of Siuslaw High School. The person inviting the guest will share responsibility
for the conduct of the guest. A student attending a dance or social event may be
asked to sign out when leaving before the end of the activity. Anyone leaving
before the official end of the activity WILL NOT be readmitted.
1. Current Student body cards are required for admission to all dances.
2. At the discretion of the administration, all students may be subjected to
the use of a breathalyzer at the entrance to any or all extracurricular
activities, including dances.
3. Attendance at after-game dances is limited to Siuslaw High School
students.
4. Students planning to attend a dance must attend school the full day
(and/or day preceding – Saturday dance), of the dance.
5. Apparel for dances must be appropriate, and meet all high school dress
code standards.
6. Guests (dates who are not SHS students) are allowed for only four
dances: Homecoming, Red Heart Hop, Winter Ball and Prom.
Students must have guest form filled out and submitted to Office 3
days in advance if they plan to bring a guest. The purpose of the
“guest” privilege is to allow an SHS student to bring someone from
another school as their date. Any guest must come with the SHS
student who signed them up.
7. Middle school students or persons over the age of 20 may not attend
high school dances.
8. Students and guests who are requested to leave the dance for
inappropriate conduct will be subject to disciplinary action and could
lose the privilege to attend further dances for the remainder of the
school year.
9. Dances on Friday and Saturday evenings will end by 11:00 pm. Social
events held on weekdays must end at 10:00 pm.
10. Dances or social events are sponsored by school organizations and
classes. An administrator must approve plans (must fill out Dance
form in Office) for an event at least one week in advance. The advisor
of the sponsoring group (or a cooperating faculty designee) must be in
attendance at all times during preparations and the event itself.
11. The organization sponsoring the dance is responsible for clean up.
Dance rules and regulations are available in the office.
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44.1-ATTENDANCE AFFECTS CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES:
Students who participate in co-curricular activities are responsible for classroom
work and course requirements, and must complete make-up work for the times
they miss class due to their school-related activity. Most coaches and advisors
ask that their participants complete assignments in advance of their absence for a
co-curricular activity. Students must be at school in regular attendance on
the day they attend or participate in a co-curricular activity for that
evening.
44.2-EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: All students, regardless of their
ability levels, are encouraged to take part in an extracurricular activity and
the many worthwhile learning experiences that involvement in student
government, student clubs, organizations, athletics and other activities has to
offer. Sports offered at Siuslaw High School are cross country, football (boys),
volleyball (girls), cheerleading in the fall; basketball, wrestling (boys) and
cheerleading in the winter; baseball (boys), softball (girls), golf and track and
field in the spring. Each student who participates in extracurricular activities
will be asked to sign a co-curricular Code of Conduct. This includes athletics,
band, choir, forensics, etc.
Attending or participating in co-curricular activities and school sports events is
an important part of the high school experience. Students are encouraged to
enjoy co-curricular activities and programs, to participate themselves and to
support classmates in activities that represent the high school. Admission
charges vary for different types of events.
Admission for Sports Events:
Adults and Students without ASB cards $5.00
Siuslaw HS Students w/ASB Card @ home free admission
HS and MS Students w/ASB Card
$4.00
Students grades K-5
$3.00
Note: All Siuslaw students must pay admission at away games.
League play-off games and OSAA State level competition: Admission prices
vary for OSAA contests: all attendees will be charged admission.
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45.1-FUND RAISING: Student organizations, clubs or classes, athletic teams,
outside organizations and/or parent groups may occasionally be permitted to
conduct fund-raising drives. An application for permission must be made to
the administration at least ten (10) days before the event.
All funds raised or collected by and for school approved student groups will be
receipted, deposited and accounted for in accordance with Oregon Law and
applicable district policy and procedures. All such funds will be expended for
the purpose of supporting the school’s extracurricular activities programs. The
principal is responsible for administering student activity funds.
45.2-PHYSICAL EXAMS AND FEES: Please refer to Athletic Handbook.
45.4-FIELD TRIPS: Field trips may be scheduled for educational, cultural or
other extracurricular purposes. All students are considered to be “in school”
while participating in district-sponsored field trips. This means students are
subject to the school’s student conduct rules, applicable Board policy and such
other rules as may be deemed appropriate by the field trip supervisor.
45.5-FOREIGN EXCHANGE STUDENTS: Admission of exchange students
will be made only at the beginning of a semester. All arrangements for
admission in the fall semester must be concluded by August 1, prior to the
beginning of the school term. All placement arrangements for admission to the
second semester must be completed by December 1. Foreign exchange students
may be awarded an honorary high school diploma upon satisfactory completion
of the school’s prescribed course of study.
45.6-MEDIA ACCESS TO STUDENTS:
Media representatives may
interview and photograph students involved in instructional programs and
school activities, including athletic events. Information obtained directly from
students does not require parental approval prior to publication.
Parents who do not want their student interviewed or photographed should direct
their student accordingly.
45.7-POSTERS: Signs, banners, or posters displayed need authorization from
the PBS council and must be removed the following day. Students who post
printed material without prior approval will be subject to disciplinary action.
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46.1-STUDENT BODY CARDS: Student body activity cards identify SHS
students who have paid student body fees. Note that student body cards are
required for admittance to dances and are required for students to receive
reduced rates for admission to athletic contests. Free admission to home
games for SHS students requires that a student body card be presented
with an updated activity sticker on it.
46.2-STUDENT PUBLICATIONS: All aspects of school-sponsored
publications, including web pages, newspapers and/or yearbooks, are completely
under the supervision of the teacher and principal. Students may be required to
submit such publications to the administration for approval.
46.3-VIKING PRIDE: Continuing forward in the 2010-2011 academic year
SHS will continue to phase in a variety of academic and social opportunities and
challenges to allow students, staff, and all members of the SHS community
show VIKING Pride!
VIKING PRIDE! - Do YOU have it!?
Participation
Respect
Inspiration
Dedication
Excellence
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P
R
I
D
E
Classroom
Parking Lot
Mall/Halls
Courtyard
Keep lockers
organized.
Walk in the
building.
Keep body/objects
to self.
Be positive.
Always carry a
pass.
Events/Dances
Assemblies
Encourage your
teammates.
Be positive.
Be an active listener.
Modest interaction.
Take care in
entering/exiting.
Be an active listener.
Complete
assignments.
Be fully prepared
and on
time.
Keep body/objects
to self.
Drive/Park legally.
Display parking
sticker.
Keep body/objects
to self.
Follow school rules.
(ie bikes,
skateboards &
pedestrians)
Golden rule.
Act and speak
appropriately.
Care for your
environment.
Appreciate our
differences.
Follow traffic laws.
Use trash cans.
Stay on the road.
Be safe.
Be courteous of
others.
Respect others’
space.
Think before you
act.
Use trash cans.
Care for your
environment.
Be safe.
Show respect for
teammates,
opponents,
parents,
teachers, and guests.
Show appreciation
for officials,
speakers.
Be honest &
trustworthy.
Stand up for what is
right.
Encourage others.
Show passion in
learning.
Set a positive
example.
Turn in found items.
Stand up for what is
right.
Be forgiving.
Reach out to
others.
Stand up for what
is right.
Encourage others.
Be forgiving.
Follow all rules and
policies whether
watched or not.
Be forgiving.
Make Siuslaw proud.
Accept responsibility
Do your personal
best.
Do what needs to be
done.
Focus on learning.
Learn from failures.
Never give up.
Always do the right
thing.
Be a problem
solver.
Place the needs of
others over your
own.
Be a problem
solver.
Be at the right
place at the right
time.
Place the needs of
others over your
own.
Set an example by
working hard every
day.
Honor your
commitments.
Place the needs of
others over your own.
Pay attention to
detail.
Exceed
expectations.
Apply learning .
Be a strong team
player.
Clean up after self &
others.
Lead by example.
Clean up after self &
others.
Make good choices.
Lead by example.
Help guests and
new students.
Clean up after self
& others.
Build relationships.
Diffuse conflict.
Make good choices.
Evaluate
performance and
effort to improve.
Make guests feel
welcome.
Clean up after self &
others.
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