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CLAYTON VALLEY CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL PARENT AND STUDENT HANDBOOK 2012-2013


TABLE OF CONTENTS 2012-2013 INFORMATION Welcome ................................................................................................... page 4-5 Expected School Wide Learning Results ............................................................ .6 Shared Vision .................................................................................................... 7-8 Mission Statement ................................................................................................ 9 Rights and Responsibilities ............................................................................ 10-11 ACADEMICS California Scholastic Federation (CSF) ............................................................... 12 Library ............................................................................................................ 13-14 Progress Report/Report Cards ........................................................................... 14 Attendance Policy and Procedures Compulsory Attendance Policy ........................................................................... 15 Homework for Absent Students .......................................................................... 15 Permit to Leave School ....................................................................................... 15 Excused Absences ............................................................................................. 15 Excusing an Absence ......................................................................................... 16 Truancy Policy (SART/SARB) ........................................................................ 17-19 Tardy Policy ........................................................................................................ 20 School Safety School Safety Plan.............................................................................................. 21 Visitor Passes .................................................................................................... 21 Sexual Harassment............................................................................................. 21 Complaint Process .............................................................................................. 21 Cyberbullying, Sexting, Public Display of Affection (PDA) Bullying/Cyberbullying ......................................................................................... 22 Sexting ................................................................................................................ 22 Public Display of Affection (PDA) ........................................................................ 22 Academic Integrity Acedemic Honest Policy ..................................................................................... 23 Strategies To Use In Place of Cheating or Plagiarism ........................................ 23 Consequences .................................................................................................... 23

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Continued Student Services and Responsibilities Dress Code ........................................................................................................ 24 Animal and Pet Policy ......................................................................................... 24 Bicycles ............................................................................................................... 24 Skateboards, Rollerblades, Etc. .......................................................................... 25 Hall Passes ........................................................................................................ 25 Cell Phones and Electronic Devices ............................................................. 26-28 Internet Acceptable Use Policy .......................................................................... 29 Student Behavior, Conduct, and Discipline Code of Conduct – Do the Right Thing .............................................................. 30 Rationales for Code of Conducts ........................................................................ 30 Four Step Classroom Discipline Policy ............................................................... 31 During Suspension ........................................................................................ 32-33 Causes for Home Suspension/Alternate Consequences (Level I) ................ 34-42 Causes for Mandatory Home Suspension (Level II) ...................................... 43-45 Causes for Mandatory Recommendation for Expulsion (Level III) ...................... 46 Detention ............................................................................................................ 47 Saturday School.................................................................................................. 47 In School Suspension (ISS)/Suspension from Class ......................................... 51 Extra Curricular Activities Fall Sports .......................................................................................................... 48 Winter Sports ...................................................................................................... 48 Spring Sports ...................................................................................................... 48 Link Crew ........................................................................................................... 49 Renaissance Leadership .................................................................................... 49 Student Activities ................................................................................................ 49 Campus Clubs .................................................................................................... 49 Dance Policy ....................................................................................................... 49 Requirements of Guests to attend Junior and Senior Prom ................................ 49 Requirements of CVHCS Students to attend Junior and Senior Prom ................ 50 Dance Behavior Expectations ............................................................................. 50 Parent Procedures Student Drop Off……………………………………………………………………….51 Communication Guideline…………………………………………………………….51 Student Community Resources 24 Hour Hot Lines………………………………………………………………………52 Community Agencies…………………………………………………………………..52 Psychiatric Emergency and Assessment…………………………………………….53

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Welcome to Clayton Valley Charter High School! The vision is clear: We will prepare our students for college admissions equipped with 21st century skills. All students have a right to a world-class education and this is the mission of Clayton Valley Charter High School (CVCHS). All of the faculty, staff and administration are dedicated to this challenge and we invite parents to join us as partners to make this vision a reality. The CVCHS board of directors selected me to lead the way with a clear mandate to insure that we provide our students with a rigorous and relevant education based upon nurturing relationships with students. All students need to become prepared for admissions to the university of their choice with college preparatory skills of critical thinking, collaboration, problem solving, effective communication, and with proficiency in the use of technology. A high school education is far more than classroom learning. It entails character education, as we prepare our students to be meaningful contributors to society. We are “our brother’s keeper” and our students must learn “to do unto others as we would have others do unto us.” This golden rule and other key principles of character education must be modeled for our students as “more is caught than is taught”. To this end, we join with parents in our commitment to educate the “whole child”… heart, mind, body and soul. I am very excited about this opening school year for CVCHS! You will see much of the familiar performed in an unfamiliar way. Innovation, best practices of instruction, student-centered guidance programs, and a customer service approach to working with parents and students will be our focus. I will work closely with our faculty and staff to make learning powerful in the classroom while we offer outstanding co-curricular programs in the arts, athletics, clubs and guidance programs. We will be a high performance school! I invite all of our parents and community members to get on board, join the fun, support CVCHS, and celebrate our success as we embark on a great future that begins NOW!

ORIENTATION DATES AND TIMES      

12th grade Orientation 11th grade Orientation 10th grade Orientation Makeup Orientation 9th grade Orientation School Starts

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August 8th 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. August 8th 12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. August 9th 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. August 9th 12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Summer transition (July 30 to Aug 3) August 15th 8:00 a.m. - Period 1

Please be sure to have your student attend Orientation to pick up their class schedule. The Counselors will be available to see students with any conflicts in their schedule that may need to be changed. I am sure you are aware that absences cost us money. We are completely dependent upon attendance for our school budget. Be sure your child is at school for Orientation and every school day to support their success.

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CVCHS Administrative Team I am very pleased to introduce to you our new CVCHS administration. We have an outstanding team that is committed to meeting the needs of all students and insuring they are on track for success in school and in life. Mr. David Linzey Mrs. Pat Middendorf Dr. Patrick Gaffney Mr. Miguel Romo Mr. Casey Coakley Mr. Greg Fister Mrs. Jackie Valdez Mr. Steve Nares Mrs. Nancy Kahl

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Executive Director (Ext 3101) Director of School Operations, and Special Ed (Ext 3102) Director of Curriculum and Guidance (Ext 3142) Director of Student Services (Ext 3103) Dean of Students (Ext 4728) Athletic Director (Ext 3115) Guidance Counselor for students last name A-L (Ext 3151) Guidance Counselor for students last name M-Z (Ext 3127) Executive Administrative Assistant (Ext 3101)

Please feel free to contact any of us to be of assistance to you. Great schools have great partnerships between school and parents along with tremendous support from the community. Together we will make a united team focused on a quality education for our students. I look forward to meeting each student and parent in the upcoming year. Here’s to a great 2012/2013 school year!

David L. Linzey Executive Director

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EXPECTED SCHOOLWIDE LEARNING RESULTS “Preparing our students to become educated, responsible and successful citizens within our global community” A graduate of Clayton Valley Charter High School will meet the Charter’s content and performance standards and will be:

Academic Achievers  Meeting or exceeding Clayton Valley Charter High School and California State standards in academic and applied content areas  Passing the California State High School Exit Exam

Demonstrate Effective Communication Skills  Demonstrate excellence in reading, writing, listening and speaking  Writing and speaking clearly in academic or co-curricular activities  Comprehending oral and written material

Master Fundamental Technology Skills  Accessing internet for research  Word processing to generate polished business and academic materials

Demonstrate Personal Responsibility    

Setting and achieving goals Respecting their peers as well as staff, themselves, and their community Collaborating successfully – in groups, with partners, and in class Accepting responsibility for their actions

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Shared Vision Clayton Valley Charter High School The goal of the students, teachers, staff, parents, and community members of Clayton Valley Charter High School is to have the flexibility to develop and sustain traditional and innovative programs and practices that will promote student acceleration in all academic, social, and civic areas to prepare them for entrance into the global community as skilled participants ready to achieve their post-secondary goals. CVCHS will improve student achievement by the following: • GOAL 1: Establish a positive, professional, productive, and innovative culture GOAL 2: Ensure that all students receive a challenging curriculum that will prepare them for post-secondary education, career training, and the workplace of the 21st Century • GOAL 3: Increase student responsibility and respect for others and the learning process • GOAL 4: Establish, implement, evaluate, and revise (as needed) grade level/subject content and performance standards • GOAL 5: Be committed to constant improvement by taking advantage of professional development opportunities and implementing best practices • GOAL 6: Maintain and improve school safety and campus security Clayton Valley Charter High School has a unique community and staff made up of alumni and involved stakeholders who are committed to offering the highest academic standards, while sustaining a nurturing and safe school environment. This vision embodies the continuing principles of the CV “Do the Right Thing Program” of Respect, Responsibility, Kindness, Self-Discipline, Integrity, and Courage. We believe that as an independent charter school, we will be able to make the changes needed to meet all of our students’ needs to enable pupils to become self-motivated, competent, lifelong learners. As an independent charter we wish to further strengthen the academic standards and opportunities on campus, to operate economically and efficiently, to be responsive to the needs of our student body and parents, to reward excellence in instruction, to make timely and continuous advances in technology, and to promote character and personal development in our students. We wish to respond to all of our students’ needs, including our special needs population, and to emphasize service and leadership among our students, staff, and parents. This charter petition will be effective as of the date of approval and will petition for a period of five (5) fiscal years (NOTE: The petition as approved by the county is for three years). All fiscal arrangements outlined in this proposal are to be open to review and improvements in conjunction with school needs and, when appropriate, collective bargaining units.

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While CVCHS wishes to become a directly funded charter school, it does not wish to completely separate itself from MDUSD, but would rather maintain a common goal of community partnership and goodwill. Shared best practices and new ideas for the success of all students in MDUSD is a CVCHS priority. CVCHS will serve all students within attendance area (up to capacity of the school) and would like to become the school of choice for all the students in our community. CVCHS would like to raise the bar of expectation for every student on campus. Our goal is to succeed at higher and higher levels of rigor and performance. We believe the charter will give us greater flexibility and control of our educational program and environment. We believe it will allow us to make important modifications in the next five years. It is our intent to develop a curriculum and schedule that support academic success for all students. Our educational program will test and evaluate each student while tutoring, reviewing, remediating, and making every effort to have “no child left behind.� It is also our intent to create a transition program for all incoming students. This program could be required as entrance to the charter or as a freshman pathway with specified curriculum. We want to foster a high school environment with elevated standards of behavior, dress, and mutual respect for one another as well as respect for authority. We will develop a plan for professional development for our teachers and staff that promotes clear standards of instruction and provides adequate support to become a faculty of proficient and committed teachers and staff. We will examine our facilities on a regularly scheduled basis to ensure a safe campus that promotes a clean, healthy, and nurturing environment. We will review all guidelines on an ongoing basis to make sure our campus is not overcrowded or undersupervised. We will set spending priorities that reflect the particular needs of our community. We will be committed to budget management and will put fiscal responsibility as one of our highest priorities. By implementing this charter, we are affirming our commitment to a rigorous, relevant high school experience for all of our students. We are committed to establishing a united relationship with all of the stakeholders of our community; its students, teachers and staff, parents, and community members.

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MISSION STATEMENT The mission of Clayton Valley Charter High School (CVCHS) is to unite our stakeholders, including students, teachers and staff, parents, and community members, in a common goal to diligently prepare all st students for success in the 21 Century. We believe in instilling timeless principles and fostering a culture of excellence with RIGOR, RELEVANCE & RELATIONSHIPS.

NON DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT Clayton Valley Charter High School is committed to providing a working and learning environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on an individual's sex, sexual orientation, gender, ethnic group identification, race, ancestry, national origin, religion, color or mental or physical disability or any other basis protected by federal, state, local law, ordinance or regulation. Harassment under Title IX (sex), Title VI (race, color, or national origin), and Section 504 and Title II of ADA (mental or physical disability) is a form of unlawful discrimination that will not be tolerated by the school. Harassment is intimidation or abusive behavior toward a student/employee that creates a hostile environment, and that can result in disciplinary action against the offending student or employee. Harassing conduct can take many forms, including verbal acts, graphic and written statements, or conduct that is physically threatening or humiliating. This nondiscrimination policy covers admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, school programs and activities, including vocational education. The lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission or participation in the schools programs or activities. Additional information prohibiting other forms of unlawful discrimination, inappropriate behavior, and/or hate crimes may be found in this handbook. It is the intent of the school that all such policies are read consistently to provide the highest level of protection from unlawful discrimination in the provision of educational services and opportunities. The school prohibits retaliation against anyone who files a complaint or who participates in a complaint investigation. Any inquiries regarding this nondiscrimination policy or the filing of discrimination/harassment complaints may be directed to any Administrative Director. TITLE IX POLICY FOR STAFF AND STUDENTS Federal law, Title IX, State law and Clayton Valley Charter High School policy prohibit anyone at a school from discriminating against any student on the basis of sex, sexual orientation or gender. Males and females must be treated the same in all areas, including:  Participation in athletics  Enrollment in classes  Counseling services  Participation in extracurricular activities  Treatment in the classroom  Recognition and honors, special awards, scholarships  Graduation activities Pregnant and parenting students, regardless of their marital status, have the right to attend school and participate in any program of activity in an environment free from discrimination or harassment, the same as any other students. When pregnant or parenting students transfer to specialized alternative programs, those transfers must be voluntary. Classes and materials must be equal to those offered to other students, and/or students must be provided access to the classes to complete his/her course of study. In addition, Title IX protects students from sexual harassment. This means that no student, teacher, administrative director or other employee can make unwelcome sexual advances, speak in a sexual manner to, or request sexual favors from students at school or at a school-sponsored event. If a parent or student believes that the student's rights under Title IX have been violated, there is a

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process to resolve the grievance. Students are encouraged to contact a counselor or an administrative director for further guidance and reporting procedures.

RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES Rights of Students -

To attend school unless removed under due process as specified in the Education Code. To attend school in a secure academic and social climate, free from discrimination, harassment and intimidation. To enjoy the full benefit of their teachers’ efforts, without interruption by the disruptive student. To have ready access to a designated counselor or guidance specialist. To examine personal records upon reaching the age of sixteen or completing the 10th grade. To be fully informed of school rules and regulations.

Responsibilities of Students -

To attend school and classes regularly and on time. To be prepared for class with the appropriate materials and work.

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To know and obey school rules and regulations.

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To respect the rights of school personnel, fellow students, and the public in general. To demonstrate pride in the appearance of school buildings and grounds. To resolve differences in a positive way and seek adult assistance and support with resolving differences.

Rights of Parents -

To expect that their children will spend their time at school in a safe, wholesome, stimulating atmosphere engaged in productive activity under the care and direction of a dedicated staff. To be informed of District policies and regulations and school rules. To review their child's record with a certificated staff member providing assistance.

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To visit school periodically to participate in conferences with teachers, counselors or administrators regarding the academic and behavioral status of their children. To provide supportive action by making sure that children have enough sleep, adequate nutrition and appropriate clothing before coming to school. To maintain consistent and adequate control over their children and to approve of reasonable control measures as applied by school personnel. To cooperate with the school in bringing about improvements designed to enhance the educational program offered students. To provide the school with current information regarding legal address, phone, medical data, and other facts which may help the school to serve their children. To become familiar with District policies and school rules and regulations.

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Rights of Teachers -

To expect and receive the attention, effort, and participation of the students attending their classes. To have parental and administrative backing when enforcing rules designed to provide an optimum learning climate. To teach with interruptions held to an absolute minimum. To enjoy the same level of respect and courteous treatment accorded members of the class individually and collectively.

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To consider the personal worth of each individual student as a single, unique, important human being. To attempt to equip each learner with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values required for successful living. To hold students accountable for their actions at all times. To assess divergent ideas, opinions, and expressions objectively and deal with them in a balanced, unbiased manner. To keep parents and students informed with timely or periodic reports, including all pertinent data related to the student's school experience. To consistently critique their own performance with the objective of an ever growing professional stature. To initiate and enforce individual classroom rules consistent with school and District policies.

Rights of Administrators -

To initiate such control measures as needed to establish and maintain an environment in which optimum learning and teaching conditions prevail. To make decisions on all issues confronting schools, primarily on the basis of what is best for the students. To hold students accountable for their conduct and to take prompt and appropriate action toward those guilty of violations. To expect that all school employees recognize and fulfill their role in terms of campus control.

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To provide leadership that will establish, encourage, and promote good teaching and effective learning. To establish, publicize, and enforce school rules that facilitate effective learning and promote attitudes and habits of good citizenship among the students. To request assistance from the District's support services and community agencies and resources in all cases indicating such action. To make a determined effort to stay attuned to expressions of student/staff/parent/community concerns and to react with sensitivity toward them.

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ACADEMICS California Scholastic Federation (CSF) CSF is a state-wide organization to honor high school students who have shown outstanding academic accomplishments. Our motto is “Scholarship for Service” and our official color is gold. Membership is not automatic; students wishing to become members of this elite group must apply before the announced deadline, by submitting their last semester’s report card. Grades earn points and some classes count more than others, based upon the University of California’s a-g lists of courses. The application categorizes these courses according to their academic difficulty by lists designated as I, II, or III. The applicant must have at least 7 points from the more academic centered classes, I and II, and an additional 3 points from any of the three lists, using no more than five of their classes. The student must have exemplary citizenship. A grade of “D” or “F” automatically disqualifies a student from membership that semester. Four semesters of membership, beginning with grades from the sophomore year, including at lease one semester during the senior year, are required for a member to graduate as a CSF Sealbearer or Life Member. Sealbearer’s are recognized at graduation by being honored with a gold tassel for their graduation cap and a gold stole to wear with their graduation gown. Sealbearers will also receive a Life Membership pin and an embossed seal on their transcript and diploma. CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT IN COLLEGE CLASSES Students may enroll in courses at colleges and universities with administrator approval if comparable classes are not available at Clayton Valley Charter High School. Students must turn in a completed Concurrent Enrollment Form to the Clayton Valley Registrar with signatures from the student, a parent/guardian, and a Clayton Valley administrator no later than the date the college/university allows a student to drop a class without it appearing on the college transcript. Students must indicate on the Concurrent Enrollment Form whether they want to receive high school credits or college units. This decision CANNOT be changed at a later time. Clayton Valley Charter High School will accept college units on the following basis: Less than 1 college unit = no high school credit 1 college unit = 3 high school credits 2 college units = 6 high schools credits 3 or more college units = 10 credits WARNING: College courses are more rigorous than high school courses; therefore, the grades earned in college courses could result in a lower high school G.P.A. Consult the college catalog for the course descriptions and prerequisites. Please be aware that the University of California system will not give college units for college courses that appear on a high school transcript. It is the responsibility of the STUDENT to provide a copy of the college report card or college transcript to the Clayton Valley Charter High School Registrar. The grade from the college will be the grade recorded on the high school transcript. Missing grades for courses used for high school credit will be recorded as “I” (Incomplete), which is the same as an “F” grade in calculating the grade point average. Additional grade points for Honors will only be given for specific courses which are more advanced than Clayton Valley’s most advanced college preparatory courses and which are approved by Clayton Valley as Honors courses. Students, Please Plan Ahead: Students choosing to take classes for enrichment or credit during the summer at Diablo Valley College, Los Medanos or De Anza need to make sure that they have spoken to their school administrator and have a district concurrent enrollment form approved by their school administrator. Forms are available in the school office. All high school concurrent students must register for DVC classes in person. You may apply online but must register in person.

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COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER The College/Career Center (ext 3151) is located in the Administrative Wing and is typically open 7:30 to 3:30. A vast amount of college and career related materials and information is available to students and teachers. Counselors are available to meet with students at lunch, brunch, before and after school. Appointments can also be made students, and/or parents. By using the Career Center students can research colleges with the resources available, search for scholarships, pick-up valuable informative handouts about the college process, scholarships, financial aid or testing. Fee waivers for ACT and SAT tests are also available in the Career Center. College Representatives schedule visits in the Career Center in the fall. Dates and times are announced in the school bulletin and morning announcements on a regular basis. Students may sign up to attend these presentations in the Career Center. Students need to watch for College and Career workshops held throughout the year. These workshops include but are not limited to, how to apply online to the CSU’s (late Sept.), how to apply to the UC’s (late Sept.), financial aid (Dec.), and career exploration (every week). Information nights are held throughout the year to provide current information to parents and/or students about college admissions and financial aid. Announcements are made on the web page, in morning announcements and in the parent newsletter. In the spring, DVC comes to CVCHS to administer the math and English placement test. Approximately one week after these tests, students may register for Counseling 095. Counseling 095 is an Orientation to DVC with help in selection of classes. When you have completed Counseling 095, students receive priority registration for fall classes. The CVCHS website www.claytonvalley.org should be checked often for college and career center updates and important deadline information. CVCHS LIBRARY What’s Here:  A book collection which supports the CVCHS curriculum and students’ recreational reading interests,  Subscriptions to magazines.  Networked computers with Microsoft Office Suite and Internet access. Save to your own account on the school server or to a flash drive. Print to the networked black & white printers (.10 per page).  Limited black & white copying (Not self-service, behind staff counter .10 per copy),  Commonly used textbooks (in-library use only),  CVCHS yearbooks from the past (in-library use only), by appointment only.  Scissors, colored pencils, and other supplies (in-library use only).  How it Works:  Use your Clayton Valley Charter High School student I.D. card to check out library materials and access your computer account.  Most books may be checked out for 3 weeks and renewed if still needed.  Most reference books may be checked out for overnight use only.  For the benefit of all students, overdue fines will be charged to encourage the prompt return of all books. 10 cents/day for regular circulation and 1.00/day for reference books. Students with overdue books or fines will not be allowed to check out more books until their account is settled. If you lose a book, you must pay its full value. If you damage a book with liquid or rough handling, a fine may be assessed.  Computer use follows all the rules set down in this handbook under CVCHS COMPUTER USE GUIDELINES  ASK THE LIBRARIAN – for any help you might need – finding information, selecting a book, working on the computer, etc. etc.

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Please be responsible: Return books on time, leave food and drink outside the library, maintain appropriate behavior for all students to be able to read and study together.

NO FOOD OR SOFT DRINKS ARE ALLOWED IN THE CVCHS LIBRARY. WATER IN SEALABLE CONTAINERS IS ALLOWED. TEXTBOOKS: What to expect and what is expected of you The Textbook Room is at the CVCHS Library. Every student is assigned a specific copy of most textbooks. You are responsible for handling your books with care, and are not allowed to write in them with pencil, pen or marker. You will be charged for damage that happens to books in your care, including water damage and barcode damage. Most teachers will have you sign a book contract that shows what condition your book was in when you got, and it should be in very similar condition when you return it. We almost always have free paper book-covers in the Library, so be sure to cover your book to keep it protected. If books are lost, or not returned to the Library for proper check-in, you will be charged for the full cost of the book, which could be as much as $145. However, late fees do NOT apply to textbooks, so please turn them in even if they are from the year before. Two times a year, you should receive a notice through your English class that shows what books you have checked out, any overdue books, as well as any Library fines you may have. All these items need to be cleared by the end of May, or else you will not receive your class schedule in August. You can check the status of your book accounts by stopping in the Library and checking with the Librarian or the Textbook Clerk.

PROGRESS REPORTS/REPORT CARDS Progress Reports Progress Reports are sent out for failing and potentially failing students at the mid-point of quarterly grading periods. Semester report cards are mailed home. NOTE: Progress reports and 1st and 3rd quarter report cards are handed to students at school. Incomplete Grades If a student receives an “Incomplete” (I) grade because course work is not completed before the end of the semester, THE INCOMPLETE WORK MUST BE COMPLETED DURING THE FOLLOWING SIX (6) WEEKS or the “I” grade will become an “F”. It is the responsibility of the STUDENT to contact the teacher to make up work missed, obtain a “grade change” form from the Registrar, and to take the form to the teacher once the missing work has been completed within the 6 weeks. GRADE LEVEL DESIGNATION For the 2012-2013 school year, in order to be considered a JUNIOR and participate in JUNIOR activities, a student must have between 101 and 155 credits. For the 2012-2013 school year, in order to be considered a SENIOR and participate in SENIOR activities, a student must have between 156-230 credits. Students who have questions regarding their credits and credit recovery should see their Counselor immediately and often.

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ATTENDANCE POLICY AND PROCEDURES COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE POLICY Regular attendance at school is necessary for academic achievement. All absences negatively impact the educational progress of students. Classroom instruction, discussion, interaction, and activities are critical components of learning and cannot be adequately replaced or duplicated when a student is absent from school. Therefore, discretionary absences and appointments should not be scheduled during school hours. California law mandates compulsory, full-time education for all school-aged children until age eighteen, unless exempted by statutory provision (high school diploma, California High School Proficiency Exam Certification, exclusion, expulsion). The parent/guardian or other person having custody or control of the pupil is responsible, by law, for sending the pupil to school. HOMEWORK FOR ABSENT STUDENTS Teachers are required to allow the student to make up tests, homework, classwork (or the equivalent) missed during the period of an EXCUSED ABSENCE. A reasonable (i.e. if a student is absent 2 days, they have two days to make up the work, etc.) amount of time to make up missed work will be set by the teacher. It is the responsibility of the STUDENT to obtain make up work and to make any necessary arrangements with his/her teachers. Students who are TRUANT or have UNEXCUSED ABSENCES are not entitled to make up missed assignments, quizzes, or tests. Teachers are encouraged to allow students to make up missed work in the effort to support learning. When a student can anticipate an unavoidable absence, he/she should contact teachers to obtain assignments prior to the absence. Independent Study contracts will not be provided for less than 5 days. See the Attendance Secretary for an Independent Study contract if the student will be gone for 5 days or longer. If a student becomes ill and will be out for more than 3 days, the parent/guardian should contact each of their student’s teachers for homework assignments. Contact can be made by phone or email. Teacher email addresses can be found on the CVCHS website. If possible, absent students should review teacher’s webpage to check for homework assignments they may be able to complete while absent. PERMITS TO LEAVE SCHOOL Note: CLAYTON VALLEY CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL IS A CLOSED CAMPUS! IN CASE OF AN UNAVOIDABLE SITUATION such as serious illness, injury, death in the family, or an urgent medical appointment, students must obtain a valid Permit to Leave School from the Attendance Office. If a student leaves campus without obtaining a valid Permit to Leave School in advance, the resulting absence will be classified as UNEXCUSED. Parents/guardians will NOT be able to clear such absences. EXCUSED ABSENCES Under new California law, valid reasons for excusing a student absence include:  Illness or injury of the student, or serious illness which necessitates the absence of the student.  Student attendance at a medical, dental, optometry, or chiropractic appointment.  Student attendance at a funeral service of an immediate family member.  A quarantine imposed by a city or county health official.  Student service on a jury.  Up to five (5) days to obtain required immunizations.  Exclusion from school for reasons of public health, lack of immunizations, and/or physical examination.  Court appearance.  Observance of a holiday and/or ceremony of his/her religion.  Employment interview or conference.

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(Any absence that is not considered excused is unexcused and is subject to Clayton Valley Charter High School’s “Truancy Policy”) EXCUSING AN ABSENCE 24-Hour Attendance Recorder Number: 925-682-3333 Or e-mail dina.jacobsen@clayton valley.org To request a Permit to Leave School or to clear an absence or tardy, parents need to call the 24-hour attendance recorder at 925-682-3333. Permits should be called in at least one hour prior to the time the student needs to leave. You need to leave the following information on the attendance recorder. 1. First, please state if you are requesting a Permit to Leave School or clearing an absence or tardy. 2. Give student’s name (please spell the last name). 3. Give student’s grade. 4. State your name and your relationship to student. 5. State the date(s) of absence or time the permit is needed. 6. Give a specific reason for the absence. 7. Name the person picking up the student if it’s a request for a permit. (The student may also deliver a written note, signed by a parent/guardian, to the Attendance Secretary) All absences must be cleared within 48 hours. NO EXCEPTIONS. Any student leaving campus during the school day MUST have a Permit to Leave School BEFORE they leave campus. Leaving campus, for any reason, without a permit will be considered truant and can not be cleared by a parent. Clayton Valley uses an automated calling system to inform parents of their child’s absences. These phone calls are made during the evening hours at approximately 6:30pm. The calling system informs the parents if their child has missed one or more classes that day. However, since this system can only contact a portion of the parents in the allotted time, parents should not rely solely on this communication method. It is not meant to replace personal contact. Parents may check on attendance by phone or mail. By Phone: Parents may call the Attendance Secretary between the hours of 8am and 3pm at 925-682-7474 By Mail:

Parents may submit a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Attendance Secretary, who will then mail an attendance printout.

By Email

Parents can email the Attendance Secretary at dina.jacobsen@clayton valley.org

By Student:

Students may request an attendance printout in the attendance office.

If you receive a call stating your student was absent in one or more classes on a particular day and there is a discrepancy, DO NOT call the attendance office. Your student may pick up an Attendance Correction Form from the attendance office, fill out all the information, have the teacher sign it and then return the form to the attendance office. In Case Of An Emergency: 1. The student must report to the Attendance Office, and the Attendance Secretary will contact the parent, guardian, or an adult listed on the Clayton Valley Charter High School Emergency Form to obtain permission to leave campus. 2. If the Attendance Secretary is unavailable, the student may see any of the Clayton Valley High School administrative secretaries. IMPORTANT: IF A STUDENT IS INJURED OR BECOMES ILL AT SCHOOL, CLAYTON VALLEY STAFF WILL MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO CONTACT A PARENT, GUARDIAN, OR ADULT LISTED ON THE EMERGENCY FORM. THEREFORE, WE ASK THAT PARENTS/GUARDIANS LIST ALL WORKING TELEPHONE NUMBERS ON THE CLAYTON VALLEY CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL EMERGENCY FORM. THIS INCLUDES ALL HOME, WORK, CELLULAR PHONE, AND PAGER NUMBERS. IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY, VOICE MAIL AND PAGER NUMBERS ARE OFTEN INADEQUATE. SHOULD TELEPHONE NUMBERS CHANGE OR BECOME INVALID DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR, PLEASE CONTACT THE ATTENDANCE OFFICE TO UPDATE THIS INFORMATION.

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CLAYTON VALLEY CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL TRUANCY POLICY Clayton Valley High School participates in a cooperative program with the Mt Diablo Unified School District, the Contra Costa County Probation Department, and the Contra Costa County Juvenile Court. Pursuant to Education Code 48620, “Any pupil subject to compulsory full-time education who is absent from school without a valid excuse for three days in one school year or tardy or absent for more than 30 minutes during the school day without valid excuse on three occasions in one school year or any combination thereof, is truant and shall be reported to the attendance supervisor or the superintendent of the district.” The Clayton Valley Charter High School Truancy Policy has five steps: Step 1: Upon the first unexcused absence/truancy (period or day) the student shall be assigned a detention based upon the number of periods absent. Up to three periods will result in after school detention. Four or more unexcused periods will result in Saturday School Detention. The student shall be warned in regards to truancy laws and parents will be contacted. Upon the second unexcused absence/truancy (period or day) the student shall be assigned a detention based upon the number of periods absent (same as step 1). Parents shall be contacted. The student shall receive second warning. Step 2: Upon the third unexcused absence/truancy (period or day) the student shall be considered a “habitual truant” and assigned Saturday School Detention, an official Notice of Truancy will be sent home to parents/guardians. Step 3: Upon the fourth unexcused absence/truancy (day or period) the student will be placed on a truancy contract, be assigned to Saturday School, be ineligible to participate in co-curricular activities for the remainder of the semester and a truancy letter #2 will be sent home to the parent/guardians with a mandatory SART Team Meeting with parents and student. Student will lose driving and parking privileges at CVCHS. Step 4: If truancy continues, the student signs the Official Notice of Truancy informing him/her that attendance at a hearing at the CVCHS School Attendance Review Board (SARB) is MANDATORY. The student must attend the hearing with his/her parent/guardian. A copy of the Official Notice of Truancy is sent to the parent/guardian and failure to attend the SARB hearing will result in the issuance of a subpoena to appear. STEP 5 (COURT): If TRUANCY continues, the student and parent/guardian must attend a Contra Costa County Juvenile Court hearing. Juvenile Court could order the student to: 1. Perform forty (40) hours of after-school community service, and 2. Pay a fine of $100 - $500 (for which the parent/guardian is jointly liable), and 3. Suspend the student’s driver license or his/her eligibility to apply for one Without parent/guardian cooperation, the only alternative will be to refer this matter to the Clayton Valley Charter High School Attendance Review Board (SARB) who may refer this matter to the District Attorney’s Office for prosecution, pursuant to Penal code 272 and/or Education Code 48290, or refer this matter to Juvenile Court, pursuant to Education Code 48264.5 (d).

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Medical Verification: On average, students accumulate fewer than ten (10) legal absences per year. Students who accumulate an unusually high number of legal absences may be placed on Medical Verification. This requires the parent/guardian to have a medical doctor provide the Clayton Valley High School Attendance Office with a note or telephone call verifying the medical reason for each absence. Any absence for which Clayton Valley Charter High School does NOT receive medical verification will be classified as TRUANT.

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Clayton Valley Charter High School

Truancy Policy The CVHS Truancy policy is enforced concurrently with the school’s five step truancy policy. After the accumulation of (10) single periods of unexcused absences, you will receive a notice stating the activation of your truancy probation status. Probation penalties are described below. Any student with additional truancies after the first Truancy Warning Letter has been mailed home is subject to the CVCHS Student Attendance Review Team (SART) Policy AND additional penalties implemented under the Clayton Valley High School Truancy Policy. CVHS Truancy Policy Penalties are enforced and monitored for 30 school days. Truant students must not have one *unexcused (see absence reporting procedure and absence codes) absence during the monitoring period. Privileges and activities may be earned back after 30 school days of positive attendance.

STUDENTS ARE SUBJECT TO ALL TRUANCY PENALTIES THAT APPLY: ♦NO PARTICIPATION IN/SUSPENSION FROM SCHOOL-RELATED ACTIVITIES AND PERFORMANCES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ATHLETICS, CHEERLEADING, DRAMA, CHORAL, TALENT SHOWS, BAND, ASSEMBLIES, FIELD TRIPS, STUDENT-TO-STUDENT MENTOR PROGRAM AND RALLIES. ♦NO ATHLETIC WAIVERS GIVEN. ♦LOSS OF STUDENT T.A. CLASS REQUEST FOR NEXT SEMESTER. ♦NO PARTICIPATION IN/SUSPENSION FROM ALL SCHOOL DANCES, INCLUDING PROM & BALL, SENIOR PICNIC AND SENIOR BREAKFAST. ♦WORK PERMIT REVOKED OR WORK PERMIT REQUEST DENIED. ♦CAMPUS PARKING PERMIT REVOKED OR PARKING PERMIT APPLICATION FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR DENIED. If you have questions about the Clayton Valley High School Truancy Policy, you may contact your student’s academic counselor.

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Tardy Policy The CVCHS Tardy policy is enforced concurrently with the five step truancy policy. After the accumulation of (10) single periods of unexcused tardies, you will receive a notice, by an automated phone call, stating the activation of your tardy policy probation status. Any student with additional tardies after the first Tardy Warning Notification has been made, by an automated phone call, will be subject to consequences implemented under the Clayton Valley Charter High School Tardy Policy listed below: CVCHS Tardy Policy Penalties are enforced and monitored for 30 school days. Tardy students must not have one *unexcused (see absence reporting procedure and absence codes) tardy during the monitoring period. Privileges and activities may be earned back after 30 school days of positive attendance.

STUDENTS ARE SUBJECT TO ALL OF THE FOLLOWING CONSEQUENCES: ♦NO PARTICIPATION IN/SUSPENSION FROM SCHOOL-RELATED ACTIVITIES AND PERFORMANCES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ATHLETICS, CHEERLEADING, DRAMA, CHORAL, TALENT SHOWS, BAND, ASSEMBLIES, FIELD TRIPS, STUDENT-TO-STUDENT MENTOR PROGRAM AND RALLIES. ♦NO ATHLETIC WAIVERS GIVEN. ♦LOSS OF STUDENT T.A. CLASS REQUEST FOR NEXT SEMESTER. ♦NO PARTICIPATION IN/SUSPENSION FROM ALL SCHOOL DANCES, INCLUDING PROM & BALL, SENIOR PICNIC AND SENIOR BREAKFAST. ♦WORK PERMIT REVOKED OR WORK PERMIT REQUEST DENIED. ♦CAMPUS PARKING PERMIT REVOKED OR PARKING PERMIT APPLICATION FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR DENIED.

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School Safety SCHOOL SAFETY PLAN Clayton Valley Charter High School has prepared safety plans addressing violence prevention, emergency preparedness, traffic safety and crisis intervention. Parents may learn more about the Clayton Valley Charter High School’s safety plans from the safety designee or administrative director who oversees school safety. A copy of the Clayton Valley Charter High School’s Safety Plan is available in the Main Office. We are committed to ensuring that employee-student relationships are positive, professional and non-exploitive. Improper employee-student relationships are not tolerated. VISITOR PASSES As a matter of security, Clayton Valley Charter High School requires all campus visitors to sign in at the Main Office and obtain a Mt. Diablo Unified School District Visitor’s Pass. School staff members are directed to question any visitor they do not recognize. School-aged visitors are generally refused permission to visit campus during school hours and students are generally not allowed to bring “guests” to school during regular school hours. Parents/guardians of Clayton Valley students are welcome on campus as visitors and should follow the aforementioned check-in procedure when visiting Clayton Valley. Sexual Harassment Sexual harassment includes, but is not limited to:  Unwelcome leering, sexual flirtations, or propositions.  Unwelcome sexual slurs, epithets, threats, verbal abuse, derogatory comments, inappropriate name calling, or sexually degrading comments about sexual orientation or other descriptions.  Graphic verbal comments about an individual’s body, or overly personal conversation.  Sexual jokes, stories, drawings, pictures, or gestures.  Spreading sexual rumors verbally or via electronic devices.  Teasing or sexual remarks about students enrolled in a predominately single-sex class.  Touching a student’s body or clothes in a sexual way.  Cornering or blocking normal movements.  Displaying sexually suggestive objects in the educational environment.  Creating or sending sexually suggestive text or pictures to the student or about the student on the computer or any electronic device. Sexual harassment by any student is forbidden and will result in disciplinary action up to and including expulsion. Complaint Process Any student who believes he or she has been subject to sexual harassment should immediately report incidents to the school administration. Any student who feels that he or she is being harassed may file a written complaint in accordance with the procedures set forth in the Uniform Complaint Procedures described earlier in this handbook. Each complaint shall be promptly investigated.

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Cyberbullying, Sexting, PDA BULLYING/CYBERBULLYING Bullying and/or cyberbullying will not be tolerated at Clayton Valley Charter High School. Bullying/cyberbullying can be verbal, physical, or electronic statements or other acts committed by an individual or group that are meant to harass, intimidate, or threaten the physical and mental well-being of another individual. Examples include, but are not limited to:  Wearing gang parpaphernalia and other clothing meant to intimidate or exclude another.  Spreading rumors, posting, or reposting degrading, harmful, or explicit pictures, messages, or information using social media or other forms of electronic communication, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, or texts.  Taunting or making sexual slurs about a person’s gender, orientation or sexual status.  Name-calling, joking, or making offensive remarks about a person’s religion, gender, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status.  Physical acts of bullying, such as punching, slapping, or tripping someone.  Intimidating another individual by taking money or food, or cutting lunch lines.

SEXTING Sexting is the act of sending sexually explicit messages or photographs, primarily between cell phones. Students who text photographs of themselves or of their friends or partners may be charged with distribution of child pornography in a court of law. Those who receive pornography may be charged with possession of child pornography in a court of law. If this offense affects the school environment, and or a student’s attendance and learning process the offender will be subject to disciplinary action.

PUBLIC DISPLAY OF AFFECTION (PDA) Public displays of affection have no place at school. Students observed inappropriately hugging, kissing, sitting in another’s lap, laying against, groping/fondling, or displaying other forms of affection before, during, and after school on school grounds or at a school sponsored activity are in violation of this policy. Allowable are hand-holding and brief hugs. If this offense affects the school environment, and or a student’s attendance and learning process the offenders will be subject to disciplinary action.

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Academic Integrity ACADEMIC HONESTY POLICY The Clayton Valley High School staff believes that students should act in an honest and responsible manner toward other students, teachers, staff and school administrators. Examples of cheating and therefore violations of the Clayton Valley Charter High School Honesty Policy include, but are not limited to, the following examples:  Providing any previously-scored assessments and/or assignments to another student without specific teacher approval.  Representing as your own work, in whole or part, work completed by other student(s).  Changing a teacher’s grade on an assignment/test/quiz/project and claiming that the teacher made an error.  Using electronic devices to cheat by prerecording unauthorized formulas, answers or processes.  Communicating unauthorized information during a test/assessment to another student by electronic, written, or other means.  Using unauthorized “cheat sheets” during a test/quiz/assessment.  Falsifying data for assignment/project/class activity and representing false data as accurate and true.  Plagiarism* (see below) *To PLAGIARIZE, according to The American Heritage Dictionary of the American Language, is to “…steal and use the (ideas of writing of another) as one’s own; to appropriate passages of ideas from (another) and use them as one’s own; to take and use as one’s own the writings or ideas of another.” It is essential that students understand the definition of plagiarism and give due credit through citations, footnotes, and/or bibliographies for ideas, passages, and quotations taken from outside sources. For example, students must know that downloading information from online sources, copying from written sources, or transcribing from oral sources without providing appropriate citation is plagiarism. In addition, failure to paraphrase and/or summarize ideas taken from outside sources, or simply changing several non-essential words and appropriating the idea as one’s own, is plagiarism. English teachers will review the plagiarism policy along with the definition of plagiarism at the beginning of each year with students and parents signing a contract signifying their understanding. STRATEGIES TO USE IN PLACE OF CHEATING OR PLAGIARISM  When you are falling behind in a class, ask for help from the teacher, your academic counselor, the after-school tutors, the department chair, or other administrator.  When you are preparing a research paper or report of information, verify the rules for documentation with your teacher.  Ask successful students to share the study habits tips, rather than copying their work.  Ask your teacher to help organize study groups before major tests.  Accept the fact that some learning requires serious, even tedious, efforts. CONSEQUENCES FOR FLAGRANT VIOLATION OF THE CVCHS HONESTY POLICY Consequences for violations of the CVCHS Honesty Policy are applicable for the entire academic year. First Violation  Failure of assignment/test/quiz/project/activity  Documented parent/guardian contact by teacher regarding the violation  CVCHS Honesty Policy Contract reviewed and signed by student  Incident reported to administration with copy of contract.  Notice entered into student’s file and all teachers on student’s schedule notified. Second Violation  Referral to administrator  Parent/Guardian/Teacher/Administrator/Student Conference Third Violation  Parent/Guardian/Student/Teacher/Administrator Conference  5 Day Suspension

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Student Services and Responsibilities CVCHS DRESS CODE 1. No tube tops, halter tops, spaghetti strap tops, or see-through blouses. Tanks tops are allowed, however, the straps must be as wide as the width of two fingers (two inches). 2. No bare midriffs, cleavage, or underwear. Tank tops, blouses, and shirts need to have necklines with no exposed cleavage. 3. No ribbed or thin cotton tank tops, traditionally worn as an undershirt. 4. No shorts, skirts and/or dresses shorter than your fingertips with the relaxed hand, arms straight at your side. 5. Tights, yoga pants, and leggings cannot be worn in place of pants. These items can only be worn under tunics/dresses/skirts that have lengths no shorter than what was stated in Item #4. 6. Sweatpants and pajama bottoms cannot be worn in place of pants, except for approved CV club and sport organizations. 7. No clothing or accessories promoting the use of drugs, alcohol, and/or tobacco. 8. Clothing may not contain offensive, obscene images and/or language; no depictions of weapons or any kind of gang attire. 9. No sagging pants that expose underwear or shorts underneath. The waistband must remain above the hip flexor. Waistband should never be on the thigh. 10. Holes in jeans and pants must be lower than dress code length stated in Item #4. 11. Shoes must be worn at all times. No sole-less shoes or slippers. 12. Hats and hoods may not be worn inside a building.

Staff has the right to deem other apparel not mentioned above as inappropriate. If a student is NOT appropriately dressed, the following could take place: 1) The student will be required to change clothes at school and leave the inappropriate clothing in the office until after school. Student’s parents will be notified. Students will be allowed to change into P.E. clothes, loaner t-shirt or clean clothes from the lost & found. 2) Student will have to wait in the office. The parent will receive a phone call and will be asked to bring a change of clothing to the office. Once the student has changed, they will be allowed back to class. 3) Students will also have additional consequences for violating the dress code, including but not limited to detention, CV Community Service and/or Work Detail. ANIMAL AND PET POLICY Under no circumstances are students to bring any animal and/or pet to school without written permission from his/her teachers and Vice Principal. Animals may present a health and safety hazard to students and school staff. In addition, a crowded school campus may cause extreme anxiety to the animal/pet. Clayton Valley Charter High School accepts no responsibility and/or liability for any animal brought on campus. BICYCLES Students may park their bicycles in the designated available spaces. Bikes should be locked with a strong lock when unattended. Students park their bikes on campus at their own risk and Clayton Valley Charter High School assumes no liability for damage to or loss of student bicycles. BICYCLES MUST BE WALKED THROUGH CAMPUS AT ALL TIMES. In case of theft, please contact the Concord Police Department at (925) 671-3232.

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SKATEBOARDS, ROLLERBLADES, ETC. SKATEBOARDS, ROLLERBLADES, SHOES WITH WHEELS, AND SKATEBOARDS WITH HANDLES (i.e. “Razors”) ARE NOT TO BE RIDDEN ON CAMPUS AT ANY TIME. STUDENTS MUST NOT BE IN POSSESSION OF A SKATEBOARD DURING SCHOOL HOURS. SKATEBOARDS MUST BE STORED. Use of these items seriously damages school facilities and presents a danger to pedestrians on campus. Failure to observe this regulation will result in confiscation of the item until a parent/guardian comes to retrieve it from an administrator. Repeated violations will result in further disciplinary action.

FINES, FEES, AND STUDENT CHARGES Students who owe money to the school for lost or damaged books, unpaid fees, overdue library materials, athletic uniforms, or other school property will NOT receive grade transcripts, admission to major school events (such as dances), or diplomas until the charges are paid in full through the Clayton Valley Treasurer’s office. Parents and/or students who submit personal checks which are later returned due to insufficient funds (“NSF”) will be charged an additional processing fee of $15.00, with the requirement that all future financial transactions with Clayton Valley High School be on a cash, money order, or st Visa/MasterCard basis only. Beginning every May 1 , all bills must be cleared either by paying cash, money order, or Visa/MasterCard; no checks will be accepted. Upon Payment, a receipt will be issued immediately.

HALL PASSES In general, students are not allowed outside of class during regular class times unless they have a hall pass from their teacher. Regulations regarding hall passes are: 1. Hall passes must clearly state the date and the time the student leaves class. 2. Students may NOT leave class for any reason (family or medical emergencies excepted) during the first fifteen (15) minutes of class. 3. Teachers will carefully review each student’s request for a hall pass and limit issuance of a pass to emergency and/or urgent situations only. 4. Teachers will maintain and enforce an active “No Pass” list for students who abuse hall pass privileges. Students on this list will not receive passes to leave the classroom during class time for the remainder of the school year. 5. A student who is out of class without a valid hall pass will be escorted back to his/her class by an administrator or campus supervisor. Repeated violations of the hall pass policy will result in further administrative disciplinary action. 6. Teaching Assistants (T. A.’s) must wear designated T. A. identification necklaces/lanyards/passes at all times when out of class. Failure to observe this policy may result in loss of T. A. position and placement in another class. 7. The school staff will encourage students to plan their time effectively and to take care of personal business between classes, not during class time.

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Cell phones and Electronic Devices The Clayton Valley Charter High School administration, faculty, and staff understand the importance of allowing students to communicate – via cell phone – with their parents during the school day. Currently students are allowed to access their cell phones at break and lunch. However, cell phone and other electronic device usage has become a very disruptive concern in the classroom. Text messaging, phone calls, and listening to iPods interfere with learning and result in the loss of valuable instructional time. In order to maintain and support an effective instructional environment the following cell phone/electronic device policy will be implemented for the 2012-2013 school year.

According to Education Code 48901.5: a) The governing board of each school district, or its designee, may regulate the possession or use of any electronic signaling device that operates through the transmission or receipt of radio waves, including, but not limited to, paging and signaling equipment, by pupils of the school district while the pupils are on campus, while attending school-sponsored activities, or while under the supervision and control of the school district employees. According to Education Code 78908: The use by any person, including a student, of any electronic listening or recording device in any classroom without the prior consent of the instructor is prohibited, except as necessary to provide reasonable auxiliary aids and academic adjustments to disabled students. Any person, other than a student, who willfully violates this section, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

1. Before entering classrooms and during instructional time cell phones and all other electronic devices are to be TURNED OFF and put away. 2. Any non-instructional use of an electronic device in the classroom or educational setting will be subject to immediate confiscation by the teacher or a disciplinary referral to the discipline office. ONLY 1 WARNING MAY BE ISSUED. 3. CLAYTON VALLEY CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST, STOLEN OR MISPLACED CELL PHONES OR OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES. ELECTRONIC SIGNALING DEVICES ALL Electronic Signaling Devices (i.e. cell phones, IPhones, Blackberrys, Ipods that can text, etc.) and accessories (ear buds, headphones) are to be turned off and be out of sight during class time, unless directed by teacher for specific educational purpose. Failure to comply with this request will result in confiscation and/or disciplinary action. Students are advised not to bring any electronic devices to school because they are frequent targets of theft. Clayton Valley Charter High School is not responsible for the theft/loss of personal electronic devices at school or at school-sponsored events. When confiscated by staff, CVCHS is still not responsible for loss or theft as these devices should not have been brought onto campus. Confiscated devices will be turned in by staff and held in the main office. All devices from the same student will be counted as accumulative violations of school. Confiscation Consequences: st

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PARENTS/GUARDIANS ARE REMINDED NOT TO CONTACT STUDENTS DURING SCHOOL HOURS VIA PAGER AND/OR CELLULAR TELEPHONE. IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY, PLEASE CALL THE STUDENT SERVICES OFFICE AND ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE MADE TO CONTACT YOUR CHILD.

LOCKERS ALL STUDENT LOCKERS ARE UNDER JURISDICTION OF CLAYTON VALLEY CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL. CONSEQUENTLY, STUDENT LOCKERS ARE PUBLIC PROPERTY AND SUBJECT TO PERIODIC AND/OR EMERGENCY INSPECTION AT ANY TIME, IN OR OUT OF THE PRESENCE OF THE STUDENT TO WHICH IT IS ASSIGNED. Clayton Valley Charter High School assumes no responsibility for valuable personal items and/or money stored or left in student lockers. Valuables should be left at home, as they can become a target for theft. Students may NOT store any materials in his/her locker which are a violation of Clayton Valley Charter High School, California, and/or federal law or regulations. The student to whom the locker is assigned is responsible for the items stored in the locker. STUDENTS ARE ISSUED A LOCKER WHICH INCLUDES A COMBINATION LOCK BY CLAYTON VALLEY CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL. Students may also use their own lock, but if school officials want to open the locker the school will cut off private locks, and students will NOT be reimbursed. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF LOCKER PRIVILEGES. Lockers are available on a first come first serve availability. Students provide their own locks for P. E. lockers. PARKING LOT STUDENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE SCHOOL PARKING LOTS DURING SCHOOL HOURS. STUDENTS ARE NOT TO LEAVE ITEMS NEEDED DURING THE SCHOOL DAY IN THEIR CARS. SCHOOL LOCKERS ARE AVAILABLE FOR STORAGE. UNAUTHORIZED STUDENTS IN THE PARKING LOT DURING SCHOOL HOURS MAY LOSE THEIR PARKING PRIVILEGES AT CLAYTON VALLEY. There are two student parking lots. One student parking lot is located adjacent to the school on Alberta Dr., near the GYM, and the other is in the rear of the school off of Academy Road. Students are not to park in the staff/visitor lot near the main office nor in the staff lot located near S Wing. Before a student has permission to park in the student parking lot, completion of a parking permit application and payment must be made. The fee is $25.00 per school year or $10.00 for second semester only. Parking applications are available in the Treasurer’s office. Once the application is completed and the parking fee paid, students will receive a Clayton Valley parking permit to hang from the rear view mirror or place on the right side of the dashboard. Student vehicles parked on school property WITHOUT a student parking permit will be cited by the Concord Police Department. Students are reminded that simply purchasing a parking permit is not sufficient to avoid a parking citation. STUDENT PARKING PERMITS MUST BE PROPERLY DISPLAYED AT ALL TIMES WHILE THE VEHICLE IS PARKED ON CLAYTON VALLEY CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL PROPERTY. In addition, student parking permits may NOT be transferred or shared between or among students. Clayton Valley Charter High School has a limited number of parking spaces available to students and must prevent the use of these spaces by non-students.

The following regulations apply to all students who park vehicles on Clayton Valley property: 1. Students must park only in the designated student parking lot. Students may not park in faculty lots, visitor parking spaces, disabled spaces (without a DMV-issued placard), bus zones, red zones, or anywhere else on campus at any time. The parking lot speed limit is 5 m.p.h. All directional arrows must be observed and vehicles must be parked “front first” in the parking space. Vehicles may not be double parked or park in emergency entrances, fire lanes, or student pedestrian walkways. 2. Student vehicles may be cited for mechanical and license violations as well as for parking violations. 3. Any student parked in the student parking lot who needs to leave campus must obtain a valid “Permit to Leave School” through the Attendance Office. 4. Parking lot privileges may be SUSPENDED and/or REVOKED for:

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 Reckless, exhibitionist, or unsafe driving  Parking violations  Failure to observe the directions of Parking Lot Supervisors  Continued and repetitive abuse of privileges The student accepts all liability for loss or damage to vehicles while parked or driving on Clayton Valley Charter High School property. Any casualty, loss or damage should be reported immediately to the student’s insurance company and the Concord Police Department

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CVCHS Internet Acceptable Use Policy CVHS COMPUTER USE GUIDELINES In order to ensure that the Clayton Valley Charter High School computers are maintained in optimal working order for all students, each student is required to observe the following guidelines while using lab facilities and/or classroom computers:  All students wishing to use the internet must submit a signed copy of the CVCHS Internet Access Acceptable Use Policy.  Students are not permitted in the computer labs unless a supervising teacher is present.  NO FOOD OR DRINK IS PERMITTED IN THE COMPUTER LABS AT ANY TIME.  Students must use only the computer station assigned by the supervising teacher in the lab.  Students must leave their work area clean at the end of the period.  Installation of unauthorized software on the hard drive is prohibited.  Unauthorized modification(s) of the system software is prohibited.  Copying any software, other than personal data files, from the hard drive is prohibited.  Students shall not attempt to acquire another person’s account password and are not allowed to share their password with others .  Students shall not access/alter files of another person without expressed permission of that person or the instructor.  Attempts to bypass filters is forbidden  Each student is responsible for any actions committed on their personal account. “My friend did it”, or “It wasn’t me” are not acceptable excuses.  Using unapproved computer/handheld devices on the school network is prohibited.  Using software from removable storage to run unapproved programs is prohibited.  Opening computer cases is prohibited.  Handle all computer hardware (e.g., keyboard, mouse, disk drive, display) with care. ABUSE OR MISUSE OF COMPUTER LAB EQUIPMENT WILL NOT BE TOLERATRED.

FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH ANY OF THE RULES STATED ABOVE MAY RESULT IN ANY COMBINATION OF THE FOLLOWING THREE (3) CONSEQUENCES: 1. Revocation of all Clayton Valley Charter High School computer use privileges 2. In-House Suspension or School suspension 3. Payment of financial restitution 4. Expulsion may be recommended if use of computer or handheld device is used for bullying, harassment, or sexual harassment.

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Student Behavior, Conduct and Discipline The rules included in this code of conduct supplement are in addition to our broad, discretionary authority to maintain safety, order and discipline inside the school zone. These rules support, but do not limit, our authority. All students are expected to adhere to the: CVCVHS Code of Conduct -- Do The Right Thing Guiding Principles: Responsibility  Doing what I am supposed to do  Always doing my best  Being accountable for my choices Respect  Using good manners, not bad language  Being considerate; honoring the feelings of others  Dealing peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements. Kindness  Being kind to myself, others and the environment  Helping others in need  Being forgiving Self-Discipline  Practicing self-control  Setting goals and working towards them  Striving for personal improvement Integrity (honesty)  Being reliable: doing what I say I’ll do  Building a good reputation  Telling the truth, even when it’s not easy Courage  Standing for what is right, even if I stand alone  Resisting negative peer pressure  Being true to myself Rationales for Code of Conducts Golden (altruistic) – this is for students who are actively choosing to be ethical leaders in some way. This can be done by taking part in a school sanctioned club or organization such as ASB, Link Crew, Renaissance, Athletics, etc., or by simply choosing to actively promote and exemplify the DTRT guiding principles in their everyday lives both in and outside school. Silver (individualistic) – this is for students who have no interest and/or intention of being a positive, productive leader and/or to actively promote and exemplify the DTRT guiding principles. This Code of Conduct is intended to convey the message that it is ok to simply focus on your own goals, and even though we would prefer they step into a more active role in increasing the positive outcomes for everyone, it is perfectly acceptable to exist at CVCHS by simply avoiding behaviors that in any way will hinder or harm another person or group. Doing so will either directly or indirectly affect the progress toward the academic and social goals stated in their 10 year plan and will result in career intervention. All students must sign either the Golden or Silver Code of Conduct and turn this in at Walk Through/Registration in August.

BEHAVIOR SUPPORT/DISCIPLINE Clayton Valley Charter High School advocates a progressive discipline policy that focuses on positive support. Students are expected to be responsible for their own actions and must adhere to the Guiding Principles of the Do The Right Thing Program outlined in the Code of Conduct that they signed at the beginning of the school year.

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Positive School-wide Support  Be given teacher-praise verbally, in email, or other form.  Get positive and assistive immediate feedback on home and class work  Receive accommodations and/or modifications that support student abilities  Have access to the library for research and assistance after school on Monday through Thursday  Access to review of the student’s progress through up-to-date class grades through the online attendance and grading program  Improve learning through self or teacher identification for tutoring, extra help, or teacher-set accommodations  Receive tutoring after school or at Saturday School in topics where the student is having difficulty.  Receive recognition for excellent grades, attendance, athletics and other areas of skill/expertise.  Receive a progress report/report card approximately every 5 weeks.

Positive School-wide Recognition and Privileges  Be nominated for Renaissance Leadership awards and awards assemblies  Attend dances, field trips, and other types of school activities  Participate on athletic teams, as a Teacher’s Assistant (T.A.) or have an open period with permission to leave campus. Negative Behavior Consequences Referral to the administrator is used as a last resort after teachers have employed a progressive discipline policy and have exhausted all other appropriate preventative and corrective measures. Each disciplinary case will be handled as rapidly, firmly, and fairly as possible. In most instances, the student’s parent/guardian will be notified by a teacher and/or administrator regarding the particular disciplinary issue. Four Step Classroom Discipline Policy The Four Step Classroom Discipline Policy is applied when student behavior disrupts the learning environment. Disruptive and defiant student behavior is defined as “any behavior which actively disrupts the learning environment for other students and/or challenges, refuses to obey, or respect the directive, authority or position of the classroom teacher.” Note: In the case of serious classroom disruption or defiance of authority, the teacher may proceed directly to Step Three and submit a disciplinary referral to an administrator. Step One Step Two Step Three

Step Four

Teacher warns and counsels student regarding inappropriate behavior. Teacher contacts parent/guardian and makes record of contact. Teacher submits a disciplinary referral to an administrator AND/OR teacher suspends student from the remainder of the current class, with the option of continuing the suspension through the next class period. In the case of a class suspension initiated by a teacher, the teacher completes the class suspension form, notifies parent/guardian, and submits the completed class suspension form to the appropriate administrator. Teacher submits a disciplinary referral to the appropriate administrator for administrative disciplinary action, which may include student suspension from school.

Classroom Suspension/In School Suspension (ISS) Classroom suspension is the temporary removal of a student from his/her regular classroom by a teacher or administrator. In the case of a teacher suspension from class, the student will remain on campus and report to the designated administrator’s office during the period from which he/she is suspended. Teacher suspensions may be for the remainder of the class period OR the remainder of the class period AND the following class period. The suspending teacher will contact the student’s parent(s)/guardian(s).

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BEHAVIOR EXPECTATIONS AND CONSEQUENCES Consequences are determined by the number of violations occurring in one school year. DURING SUSPENSION: 1. Student shall not report to school during the period of suspension, except in the case of in-school suspension, unless coming to the office on official business by prior arrangement with a school administrator. Student is expected to be under the supervision of a parent during school hours when serving suspension days at home. (7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) P.C. 653G, P.C. 627 2. Student is not to attend any school event, including athletic contests and practices, on any school campus during home suspension. 3. The responsibility of obtaining and doing class work lies with the student. However, it is the teacher’s discretion as to whether or not the student is allowed to make up assignments, quizzes, and tests missed while suspended. When referenced throughout the remainder of this document, the following abbreviations will apply: E.C. P.C. C.A.C.

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California Education Code California Penal Code California Administrative Code, Title 5

IMPORTANT NOTICE 1. (E.C. 48900) No pupil shall be suspended or expelled for any of the acts enumerated unless the act is related to school activity or school attendance. A pupil may be suspended or expelled for acts which are enumerated in this section and related to school activity or attendance which occur at any time, including, but not limited to, any of the following: a. b. c. d.

While on school grounds. While going to or coming from school. During the lunch period whether on or off the campus. During, or while going to, or coming from, a school sponsored activity.

2. Students accumulating 20 days of home suspension only are subject to involuntary transfer to an alternative program. 3. Disciplinary action will be taken if a student's behavior is disruptive to the instructional process or causes a danger to persons or property even though the offense is not defined in this Student Conduct Code. 4. (E.C. 48904 sub-section a 4) Parental liability for willful misconduct of a minor that results in injury or death to a pupil or school employee or who willfully cuts, defaces, or otherwise injures in any way any property, real or personal, belonging to a school district or personal property of any school employee shall be liable for all damages so caused by the minor. The liability of the parent or guardian shall not exceed the

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state established limit. The parent or guardian shall also be liable for the amount of any reward not exceeding the state established limit. 5. Students and parents have a right to appeal disciplinary action taken against a student. A meeting must be requested with the executive director. 6. Vehicles subject to search on school property. By entering school property, the person driving any vehicle is deemed to consent to a complete search of the vehicle-all its compartment and contents--by school officials or law enforcement personnel for any reason whatsoever. This notice applies to all vehicles of any type and is in force 24 hours a day. California Vehicle Code Section 21113 (A). ALL CVCHS STUDENTS CVCHS reserves the right to exclude a student from the graduation ceremony or other activities for a flagrant infraction to the Student Conduct Code irrespective of the student’s citizenship status. CLOSED CAMPUS ďƒ˜

NOTE:

Clayton Valley Charter High School is a closed campus. Students may not leave campus during their school day.

STUDENTS WHO LEAVE CAMPUS SHALL BE CLASSIFIED AS TRUANT AND SUBJECT TO DISCIPLINARY ACTION.

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LEVEL I OFFENSES CAUSES FOR HOME SUSPENSION OR OTHER ALTERNATIVE CONSEQUENCES WHEN "SUSPENSION" IS INDICATED, THE SITE ADMINISTRATOR WILL DETERMINE WHETHER THE CONSEQUENCE SHOULD INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, HOME SUSPENSION/IN-SCHOOL SUSPENSION/SATURDAY SCHOOL/INTERVENTION GROUP/DETENTION/COMMUNITY SERVICE. COMMUNITY SERVICE MAY INCLUDE, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, WORK PERFORMED ON SCHOOL GROUNDS DURING NONSCHOOL HOURS IN THE AREAS OF OUTDOOR BEAUTIFICATION, CAMPUS BETTERMENT, AND TEACHER OR PEER ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS. (E.C. 48900.6) LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES MAY BE NOTIFIED AT THE DISCRETION OF THE ADMINISTRATION. IF THE NATURE OF THE OFFENSE MAKES AN ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION PLACEMENT OR EXPULSION RECOMMENDATION APPROPRIATE, THE STUDENT WILL BE SUSPENDED FIVE DAYS FOR THE INFRACTION.

STUDENT MAY BE SUSPENDED ON THE FIRST OFFENSE IF IT IS DETERMINED THAT THE PUPIL'S PRESENCE CAUSES A DANGER TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY OR THREATENS TO DISRUPT THE INSTRUCTIONAL PROCESS. (E.C. 48900.5)

LEVEL ONE OFFENSES -- DEPENDING ON THE SERIOUSNESS OF THE ACT, THE STUDENT MAY BE RECOMMENDED FOR ADDITIONAL SUSPENSION DAYS, ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION PLACEMENT, OR EXPULSION ON THE FIRST OR SUCCEEDING OFFENSES.

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1. POSSESSING, USING, OR BEING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF an alcoholic beverage or intoxicant of any kind. Possessing not more than one ounce of marijuana. Using or being under the influence of marijuana or any controlled substance (as defined in Section 11053 of the Health and Safety Code). (E.C. 48915 and E.C. 48900, sub-section c).

1st Offense:

5-day suspension and notification of parents. 45 day activity suspension. May be assigned to a substance abuse counseling program.

2nd Offense:

5-day suspension, 45 day activity suspension. Recommendation for expulsion, and notification of appropriate law enforcement agency.

3rd Offense:

5-day suspension, 45 day activity suspension. Recommendation for Expulsion, and notification of appropriate law enforcement agency.

2. UNLAWFULLY POSSESSING OR UNLAWFULLY OFFERING, ARRANGING, OR NEGOTIATING TO SELL ANY DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, as defined in Section 11014.5 of the Health and Safety Code. (E.C. 48900, sub-section j) 1st Offense: Note:

5-day suspension and notification of appropriate law enforcement agency. May be assigned to a substance abuse counseling program.

The suspension will be reduced to two days if the student completes a siteapproved intervention program.

2nd Offense:

5-day suspension, recommendation for expulsion, and notification of appropriate law enforcement agency.

3. ACTIVATION OF FALSE ALARMS OR TAMPERING WITH EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT, FIRE-SETTING OR ATTEMPTED FIRE-SETTING. (Penal Code Sec. 447 and 455, 148.4) (E.C. 48900, sub-section k) 1st Offense:

5-day suspension.

2nd Offense:

5-day suspension, recommendation for expulsion.

Note:

Fire-setting of any nature may lead to recommendation for alternative expulsion on the first offense. Fire-setting is never considered to be a prank. The burning of trash cans can lead to immediate and serious consequences.

4. HARASSED, THREATENED, OR INTIMIDATED A PUPIL WHO IS A COMPLAINING WITNESS OR WITNESS IN A SCHOOL DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDING for the purpose of preventing that pupil from being a witness or retaliating against that pupil for being a witness, or both. (E.C. 48900, sub-section o) 1st Offense: 2nd Offense:

5-day suspension and possible recommendation for expulsion. 5-day suspension, recommendation for alternative education program or expulsion. Mandatory removal from campus.

5. CAUSING, ATTEMPTING, OR THREATENING TO CAUSE PHYSICAL

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INJURY OR WILLFULLY USING FORCE OR VIOLENCE UPON ANOTHER PERSON. (E.C. 48900, sub-sections (a) (1), (a) (2), and s) An individual must do everything possible to avoid a conflict. Acts of aggression will not be considered selfdefense. Note:

An incident will be considered a mutual fight when two students engage in a physical altercation, regardless of who initiated the conflict. A student who allows him/herself to be provoked into fighting will be considered as guilty as the one who starts the fight. It is the responsibility of the administrator to conduct an investigation to determine if one of the parties was acting in self-defense.

1st Offense:

2-3 day suspension.

2nd Offense:

3-5 day suspension and recommendation for expulsion.

Note:

Any act committed against school staff shall warrant consequences starting at Step 2.

Note:

If a student caused serious physical injury (as defined in Penal Code Section 243) to another person, except in self-defense, the executive director must recommend expulsion or report in writing to the governing board that expulsion is inappropriate due to the nature of the particular circumstances which shall be indicated in the report of the incident. (E.C. 48915).

6. CAUSING OR ATTEMPTING TO CAUSE DAMAGE TO PROPERTY--cutting, defacing, or otherwise injuring any school district property, or the malicious injury or destruction of any other person's real or personal property. (Penal Code Sec. 594) (E.C. 48900, sub-section f and t) Note:

Damage valued in excess of $25.00 will warrant consequences starting at Step 2.

1st Offense:

1-3 day suspension. Suspension may be increased depending on severity of the damage. Possible police notification

2nd Offense:

3-5 day suspension and possible recommendation for expulsion.

3rd Offense:

5-day suspension and recommendation for expulsion.

Note:

Parent/guardian will be held responsible for damage to school property up to the State established limit. When the minor and parent are unable to pay for the damages, the school shall provide a program of voluntary work for the minor in lieu of the payment of monetary damages. Parents or guardian of the student are also liable for the amount of a reward paid for information leading to the apprehension of person(s) causing damage up to the State established limit. (E.C.48904).

7. THREATENING, INTIMIDATING, MENACING OR HARASSING (INCLUDING SEXUAL HARASSMENT) ANY OTHER PERSON (E.C. 48900 sub-section a and/or k) (E.C. 48900.2) (E.C. 48900.4) Possible removal from campus or separation of student. 1st Offense:

2-3 day suspension.

2nd Offense:

3-5 day suspension and recommendation for alternative education program or expulsion.

Note:

In the event an allegation of sexual harassment is not resolved informally to the satisfaction of a complainant, the complainant may use the complaint process for formal resolution of such complaints. (AR 5145.7)

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8. BULLYING/CYBERBULLYING 1st Offense:

2-3 day suspension

2nd Offense:

3-5 day suspension and recommendation for alternative education program or expulsion.

3rd Offense:

5 Day Suspension. Administrative conference. 45 Day Activity suspension. Police notified as appropriate. Possible expulsion. Possible civil fines and penalties.

9. ENGAGING IN, OR HAVING ANY PART IN HAZING or committing any act that injures, degrades, or disgraces any other person attending school. Causing, attempting to cause, threatening to cause, or participating in an act of hate violence. (E.C. Sec. 32050-52) (E.C. Sec. 33032.5) (E.C. 48900, sub-section a and/or k and q) (E.C. 48900.3) "Hazing" includes any method of initiation or pre-initiation into a student organization or student body or any pastime or amusement engaged in with respect to these organizations which causes, or is likely to cause bodily danger, physical harm, or personal degradation or disgrace. (E.C. 32050) 1st Offense:

3-day suspension.

2nd Offense:

5-day suspension and possible recommendation for expulsion

3rd Offense:

5-day suspension and recommendation for expulsion.

10. STEALING OR ATTEMPTING TO STEAL SCHOOL PROPERTY OR PRIVATE PROPERTY (E.C. 48900 sub-section g and t) Note: Stolen items of value greater than $25.00 will warrant consequences starting at Step 2. 1st Offense:

1-3-days suspension, possible police notification

2nd Offense:

3-day suspension and recommendation for expulsion.

3rd Offense:

5-day suspension and recommendation for expulsion.

11. KNOWINGLY RECEIVING STOLEN SCHOOL PROPERTY OR PRIVATE PROPERTY (E.C. 48900 sub-section l and t) Note:

Stolen items of value greater than $25.00 will warrant consequences starting at Step 2.

1st Offense:

1-3-days suspension.

2nd Offense:

5-day suspension and recommendation for expulsion.

3rd Offense:

5-day suspension and recommendation for expulsion.

12. COMMITTING AN OBSCENE ACT OR ENGAGING IN HABITUAL PROFANITY OR VULGARITY either verbally or in writing. (E.C. 48900, sub-section i) Note: A student may be suspended on the first offense for 5 days if such behavior disrupts school activities, (E.C. 48900, sub-section k) threatens to disrupt the instructional process, or causes a danger to persons or property (E.C. 48900.5). 1st Offense:

Detention

2nd Offense:

Saturday School

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3rd Offense:

Suspension

13. USE OF RACIAL/ETHNIC SLURS either verbally or in writing. (E.C. 48900, sub-section k)

Note: A student may be suspended on the first offense for 5 days if such behavior disrupts school activities, (E.C. 48900, sub-section k) threatens to disrupt the instructional process, or causes a danger to persons or property (E.C. 48900.5). 1st Offense:

1-3 days suspension. Suspension may be extended depending on the nature of the incident.

2nd Offense:

3-day suspension.

3rd Offense:

5-day suspension and possible recommendation for expulsion

Note:

Any act committed against school staff would warrant consequences starting at Step 2.

14. POSSESSING ANY DANGEROUS OBJECTS of a dangerous nature, including but not limited to, laser pointers and spiked accessories (unless in the case of possession of any such object, the pupil had obtained written permission to possess the item from a certificated school employee, which is concurred in by the principal or the designee of the principal) ON CAMPUS if the principal deems expulsion inappropriate. (E.C. 48900 sub-section b) 1st Offense:

Warning to student. Notification of parent and/or other alternative consequences.

2nd Offense:

Detention/Saturday School.

3rd Offense:

Suspension.

15. FORGING, FALSIFYING, ALTERING, OR USING FORGED SCHOOL CORRESPONDENCE, PASSES, PARKING PERMITS OR RE-ADMIT SLIPS (E.C. 48900, sub-section k) 1st Offense:

1-3 day in-school suspension.

2nd Offense:

3-day suspension.

3rd Offense:

5-day suspension and possible recommendation for alternative education program.

16. VIOLATING THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY, NETWORK, AND ELECTRONIC INFORMATION POLICY (E.C. 48900, sub-section k and t) (BP 0440) See Internet Use Policy/Agreement. 1st Offense:

Warning to student and loss of network and computer use and/or alternative consequences.

2nd Offense:

Detention/Saturday School and loss of network and computer use.

3rd Offense:

1-3 day suspension and possible recommendation for expulsion or alternative education program.

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17. POSSESSING OR USING TOBACCO (or any products containing tobacco or nicotine products) in grades 7-12. (E.C. 48900, sub-section h) Tobacco and nicotine products include, but are not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, miniature cigars, clove cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, snuff, chew packets, and betel. (E.C. 48011, sub-section h) 1st Offense:

Saturday School

2nd Offense:

1-3 in-school suspension

3rd Offense:

3 day suspension.

Note:

No school shall permit the smoking or use of tobacco, or any product containing tobacco, or nicotine products, by pupils of the school while pupils are on campus, or while attending school-sponsored activities or while under the supervision and control of school district employees. (E.C. 48901) Confiscated materials will not be returned to students.

18. FAILING TO IDENTIFY ONESELF or giving false information to school personnel. (E.C. 48900, sub-section k) - CVCHS students should have their ID with them at all times and provide it immediately upon request from any school personnel.

1st Offense:

1 day suspension. 10 hours of campus beautification.

2nd Offense:

2-3 day suspension. 20 hours of campus beautification. Parent conference.

3rd Offense:

5-day suspension and possible recommendation for alternative education program. Parent Conference.

19. TAMPERING WITH PROPERTY OF THE SCHOOL or belongings of any other person. (E.C. 48900, sub-section k and t) 1st Offense:

Warning to student and/or alternative consequences.

2nd Offense:

3-day suspension.

3rd Offense:

5-day suspension and possible recommendation for alternative education program.

20. CHEATING (E.C. 48900, sub-section k) see Academic Honesty Policy 1st Offense:

"F" on assignment/test. Teacher notifies parent. Consequences assigned. Incident reported to administration with copy of contract. Notice entered into student’s central file and all teachers on student’s schedule notified.

2nd Offense:

Teacher holds conference with parent. Student shall be assigned a ‘W/F’ and notice entered into student’s central file. Administration may assign further consequences.

3rd Offense:

Further consequences, including a 5-day suspension will be assigned.

21. BEING IN A PARKING LOT without proper authorization. (E.C. 48900, sub-section k) 1st Offense:

Warning to student and/or alternative consequences.

2nd Offense:

Detention/Saturday School.

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3rd Offense:

1-3 day suspension.

22. GAMBLING AND WAGERING, or habitually being present where gambling and wagering are taking place. (E.C. 48900, sub-section k) 1st Offense:

Warning to student and/or alternative consequences.

2nd Offense:

Detention/Saturday School.

3rd Offense:

1-3 day suspension and possible recommendation for alternative education program.

23. LOITERING ON OR ABOUT ANY CAMPUS without apparent lawful purpose. (E.C. 48900, sub-section k) (Penal Code 653G and 627) Note: A student may be subject to arrest according to Penal Code 653G if he/she loiters at or near any school or public place at or near where students attend or normally congregate, or re-enters or comes upon such school or place after being asked to leave by a school official. According to PC 653G, punishment for loitering includes a fine not to exceed $1,000 and/or imprisonment in the county jail not to exceed six months. 1st Offense:

Warning to student and/or alternative consequences.

2nd Offense:

Detention/Saturday school .

3rd Offense:

1-3 day suspension and possible recommendation for alternative education program.

24. ANY DRESS, GROOMING, OR APPEARANCE which disrupts, or tends to disrupt the educational process, or affect the health or safety of individuals shall be prohibited. Any violation of the CVCHS dress code. (E.C. 48900, sub-section k) (E.C. 35161, 35183, 35291.5, 35294.1; C.A.C. Title 5, Section 302; and BP 5135, 5135.1, and 5137.) Refer to AR 5135, pp. 12-14 Note:

Any attire/paraphernalia/symbol that signifies gang affiliation will not be allowed on campus. Any attire/paraphernalia/symbol that displays a logo or other message promoting alcohol or controlled substances, promoting violence, illegal activity, or relating to gangs may not be worn on campus.

1st Offense:

Removal/replacement/covering of clothing article, parent contact, detention.

2nd Offense:

Removal/replacement/covering of clothing article, parent contact, Detention, Saturday School, or other alternatives to home suspension.

3rd Offense:

1-day In-school suspension.

Note:

All subsequent violations are subject to additional referrals to In-school suspension.

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25. POSSESSING OR USE OF ANY ELECTRONIC SIGNALING DEVICE Students may possess electronic signaling devices on campus during the school day, while attending school-sponsored activities, or while under the supervision and control of a school district employee. HOWEVER, CVCHS is NOT responsible for lost, stolen, or misplaced iPods and/or any electronic device (cell phone). MANY OF THESE DEVICES ARE STOLEN EACH YEAR Electronic signaling devices and iPods shall be turned off during instructional time and not be visible, unless a teacher allows the use of such items for a specific educational purpose. (No pupil shall be prohibited from using an electronic signaling device that is determined by a licensed physician or surgeon to be essential for the student’s health and use of which is limited to health-related purposes or during a school-wide emergency affecting the school or community. In such cases, approval by CVCHS administration is required). (E.C. 48901.5) .

Please see Page 25 for complete details regarding Policy and consequences for cell phone/electronics Note:

Use of cell phones to bully, harass or cheat may result in more severe consequences to be determined by the site administrator.

26. WILLFUL DEFIANCE OR DISOBEDIENCE: A willful act, verbal or non-verbal, that demonstrates deliberate resistance or refusal to object a reasonable request or directive issued by a school district employee. (E.C. 48900, sub-section k) 1st Offense:

Detention/Saturday School. Parent contact.

2nd Offense:

1-3 days suspension

3rd Offense:

3-5 days suspension

Examples:

Including but not limited to: Eating/drinking in class, willfully defying staff in non-safety related incident, non-habitual use of profanity or vulgarity, verbal insults/put-downs/name calling (non-discriminatory), horseplay, etc.

27. INTERFERING WITH THE PEACEFUL CONDUCT OF THE CAMPUS OR CLASSROOM: Any willful act of a minor but annoying nature, verbal or non-verbal, that disrupts the educational process, distracts from the educational environment, or interrupts any administrative, disciplinary, or other activity sponsored or approved by the district.(E.C. 48900, sub-section k). The following consequences are also applicable to students who violate our NO GUM Policy. 1st Offense:

Detention/Saturday School. Parent contact.

2nd Offense:

1 day suspension. Parent contact.

3rd Offense:

2-3 day suspension

Examples:

Including but not limited to: Minor altercation not resulting in actual fight (i.e. pushing/shoving), bullying etc.

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LEVEL II OFFENSES SUSPENSION REQUIRED POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATION FOR EXPULSION Unless the Executive Director finds that expulsion is inappropriate, due to the particular circumstance. (E.C. 48915 sub-section a) 1. CAUSED SERIOUS PHYSICAL INJURY to another person, except in self-defense. (E.C. 48915 and 48900, sub-section a). An individual must do everything possible to avoid a conflict. Acts of aggression will not be considered self-defense. 1st Offense:

5-day suspension, possible recommendation for expulsion, and notification of appropriate law enforcement agency.

2nd Offense:

5-day suspension, recommendation for expulsion, and notification of appropriate law enforcement agency.

Note: “Serious bodily injury� means a serious impairment of physical condition including, but not limited to, the following: loss of consciousness; concussion; bone fracture; protracted loss or impairment of function of any bodily member or organ; a wound requiring extensive suturing; and serious disfigurement. (P.C. 243 (f) (4) Note:

An incident will be considered a mutual fight when two students engage in a physical altercation, regardless of who initiated the conflict. A student who allows him/herself to be provoked into fighting will be considered as guilty as the one who starts the fight. It is the responsibility of the administrator to conduct an investigation to determine if one of the parties was acting in self-defense.

2. UNLAWFUL POSSESSION ANY CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE as listed in Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 11053) of the Health and Safety Code, except for the first offense of possession of not more than one ounce of marijuana, other than concentrated cannabis. (E.C. 48915 and E.C. 48900, sub-section c, 48900 sub-section p) lst Offense: 5-day suspension, suspension reduction if attending counseling, and notification of appropriate law enforcement agency. 2nd Offense: 5-day suspension 3. COMMITTED OR ATTEMPTED TO COMMIT ROBBERY OR EXTORTION (E.C. 48915 and 48900 sub-section e) 1st Offense: 5-day suspension, recommendation for expulsion, and notification of appropriate law enforcement agency. 2nd Offense: 5-day suspension, recommendation for expulsion, and notification of appropriate law enforcement agency. 4. COMMITTED ASSAULT OR BATTERY ON SCHOOL PERSONNEL (Penal Code Sec. 240, 242) (E.C. 48915 and E.C. 48900, sub-section a, E.C. 44014) 1st Offense: 5-day suspension, recommendation for expulsion, and notification of appropriate law enforcement agency.

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5. POSSESSED, SOLD, OR OTHERWISE FURNISHED ANY FIREARM, KNIFE, EXPLOSIVE, OR OTHER DANGEROUS OBJECT of no reasonable use to the pupil on school grounds or at a school related activity off school grounds unless in the case of possession of any such object, the pupil had obtained written permission to possess the item from a certificated school employee, which is concurred in by the principal or the designee of the principal. (E.C. 48915 and 48900, sub-section b). This includes pepper spray and mace. Note:

A knife includes, but is not limited to, a dirk, dagger, ice pick, razor any folding blade knife, any locking blade knife, fixed blades longer than 3 ½�, or objects with a fixed, sharpened blade designed to cut or stab. (E.C. 48915 sub-section g)

Note:

Furnishing or possessing an imitation controlled substance (look-a-likes) with the intent to distribute will result in a recommendation for expulsion. Imitation controlled substances are considered "dangerous objects." This offense is also in violation of Health and Safety Code 11680.

Note:

Look-a-like (imitation) toy guns refers to a replica of a firearm that is substantially similar in physical properties to an existing firearm as to lead a reasonable person to conclude that the replica is a firearm. (E.C. 48900 sub-section m).

Note:

Possession of tear gas/tear gas weapon/pepper spray/mace is considered a dangerous object. (Penal Code Sec. 12401, 12402) (E.C. 49330)

1st Offense: 5-day suspension, possible recommendation for expulsion, and notification of appropriate law enforcement agency. 2nd Offense: 5-day suspension, recommendation for expulsion, and notification of appropriate law enforcement agency.

6. FURNISHED OR SOLD ANY CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE listed in Chapter 2 (as defined in Section 11053 of the Health and Safety Code), an alcoholic beverage, or an intoxicant of any kind. (E.C. 48915 and E.C. 48900, sub-section c, 48900 sub-section p) 1st Offense:

5-day suspension, possible recommendation for expulsion, and notification of appropriate law enforcement agency.

2nd Offense: 5-day suspension, recommendation for expulsion, and notification of appropriate law enforcement agency.

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7. OFFERED, ARRANGED, OR NEGOTIATED TO SELL ANY CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE defined in Section 11053 of the Health and Safety Code, alcoholic beverage, or intoxicant and then sold, delivered, or furnished look-a-likes or in lieu substances. (E.C. 48900, sub-section d) 1st Offense:

5-day suspension, possible recommendation for expulsion, and notification of appropriate law enforcement agency.

2nd Offense: 5-day suspension, recommendation for expulsion, and notification of appropriate law enforcement agency. 8. COMMITTED A TERRORISTIC THREAT including, but not limited to, a bomb threat. (E.C. 48900.7) This includes any threatening statement, written or oral, which threatens death, great bodily injury or property damage in excess of $1,000, even if there is no intent of actually carrying it out. 1st offense: 5-day suspension, possible recommendation for expulsion, and notification of appropriate law enforcement agency. 2nd Offense: 5-day suspension, recommendation for expulsion, and notification of appropriate law enforcement agency. Note:

The elements of a Terrorist Threat include the intent that the statement be taken as a serious threat, the gravity and immediacy of the threat is unequivocal, unconditional, immediate and specific, and causes sustained fear in the person/people threatened.

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LEVEL III OFFENSES RECOMMENDATION FOR EXPULSION MANDATED BY LAW E.C. 48915 (c) 1. POSSESSING, SELLING, OR OTHERWISE FURNISHING A FIREARM, unless in the case of possession of any such object, the pupil had obtained written permission to possess the item from a certificated school employee, which is concurred in by the Executive Director or the designee of the Executive Director. (E.C. 48915, subdivision (c) (1)) 1st Offense: 5-day suspension, recommendation for expulsion, and notification of appropriate law enforcement agency. 2. BRANDISHING A KNIFE AT ANOTHER PERSON. (E.C. 48915 sub-section (c) (2)) 1st Offense:

5-day suspension, recommendation for expulsion, and notification of appropriate law enforcement agency.

Note: Brandishing means to display or wield in a threatening manner. 3. UNLAWFULLY SELLING A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE listed in Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 11053) of Division 10 of the Health and Safety Code. (E.C. 48915 sub-section (c) (3)) 1st Offense:

5-day suspension, recommendation for expulsion, and notification of appropriate law enforcement agency.

4. COMMITTED OR ATTEMPTED TO COMMIT A SEXUAL ASSAULT as defined in Sections 261, 266c, 286, 288, 288a, or 289 of the Penal Code or committed a sexual battery as defined in Section 243.4 of the Penal Code. (E.C 48915 sub-section (c) (4) and E.C. 48900, sub-section n) 1st Offense:

5-day suspension, recommendation for expulsion, and notification of appropriate law enforcement agency.

5. POSSESSION OF AN EXPLOSIVE. (E.C. 48915 sub-section (c) (5)) 1st Offense:

5-day suspension, recommendation for expulsion, and notification of appropriate law enforcement agency.

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BEHAVIOR CONSEQUENCES

DETENTION OF STUDENTS AFTER SCHOOL Detention, lasting up to 60 minutes, may be assigned by individual teachers as a consequence for inappropriate behavior in an individual classroom. Twenty-four hours notice will be given to the student, and these detentions are served after school under a teacher’s supervision. The Education Code allows for after school detention regardless of a student’s transportation constraints. After School Detention (ASD) may be assigned by administration/supervision in certain instances. Failure to serve ASD will result in the assignment of an additional detention. Failure to serve detentions will then result in Saturday school. SATURDAY SCHOOL (E.C. 37223) The governing board of any elementary, high school, or unified school district may maintain classes on Saturday. The Clayton Valley Charter High School Governing Board approves such classes when appropriate and practicable. Saturday School is assigned by administrators. A portion of the time may be dedicated to campus beautification. Saturday School may be rescheduled ONLY ONCE, and must be arranged PRIOR to the originally scheduled Saturday School assignment. Failure to show for Saturday School will result in a one-day suspension. IN-SCHOOL SUSPENSION & SUSPENSION FROM CLASS A teacher shall send the pupil to the administration for appropriate action. If that action requires the continued presence of the pupil at the school site, the pupil shall be under appropriate supervision. The teacher will provide the student with a class assignment which must be completed by the end of the period to receive full credit. As soon as possible, the teacher will contact the student’s parent/guardian regarding the suspension. If an in-person conference is not feasible, a telephone conference may be substituted. A school administrator will attend the conference if the teacher or parent/guardian so request. The pupil shall not be returned to the class during the period of suspension without the concurrence of the teacher and the administration. A pupil suspended from a class shall not be placed in another regular class during the period of suspension. Students serving In-School Suspension are required to perform campus beautification.

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Extra-Curricular Activities SPORTS INFORMATION Students interested in participating in any sport should listen to the daily Announcements and/or ask the Athletic Director, Coach, or a Physical Education teacher about tryout information. See the Athletic Director for specific requirements and expectations for athletes. The following is a list of sports for the Fall, Spring, and Winter Seasons.

Fall Sports Sport Football

Coach Tim Murphy

Boys’ Water Polo Girls’ Water Polo Cross Country Girls’ Tennis Girls’ Volleyball Girls’ Golf

Dennis Bledsoe Dennis Bledsoe TBA Rick Ortega Dave Hobson Jennifer Moore

Winter Sports Sport Girls’ Basketball Boys’ Basketball Boys’ Soccer Girls’ Soccer Wrestling Spring Sports Sport Baseball Softball Boys’ Golf Boys’ Volleyball Boys’ Lacrosse Girls’ Lacrosse Swim and Dive Track and Field Boys’ Tennis

Contact Tim.murphy@clayton valley.org mrbpolo@comcast.net mrbpolo@comcast.net TBA coachrickcvhs@yahoo.com davehobson98@yahoo.com

Coach Bernard Barnes Troy Sullivan Rory Gentry Scott Booth Kyle Behmlandr

Coach Herc Pardi Jen ArnoldGarcia Chance Gernhardt Stephan Coddington Matt Hill Allen Raymond Dennis Bledsoe Les Garaventa Rick Ortega

Contact outlawbasketball@yahoo.com Troy22580@aol.com Roman212@yahoo.com cvhssoccer@gmail.com amrwire@sbcglobal.net

Contact herc-pardi@hotmail.com jenn.smc14@gmail.com chancegernhardt@yahoo.com Smc0814@yahoo.com michelehill@pacbell.net A_raymound@sbcglobal.net mrbpolo@comcast.net lescpa@astound.net coachrickcvhs@yahoo.com

ASSOCIATED STUDENT BODY (ASB) LEADERSHIP ASB Leadership is the Student Body Government for Clayton Valley Charter High School. This organization plans and executes Student Activities. Elections for ASB Leadership officers, Class officers and Class Representatives begin in February. Listen to the daily Announcements for information. For further information regarding ASB Leadership, see the ASB Leadership teacher. Eligibility includes maintaining a 2.5 minimum GPA and exemplary citizenship and leadership.

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LINK CREW The Link Crew Peer Mentorship program is an integral part of the Freshman Transition program. Older peers are chosen and trained to facilitate experiential activities that incorporate the Clayton City Council Do The Right Thing Program character attributes which are: Responsibility, Respect, Kindness, Self Discipline, Integrity, and Courage. Once a month Link Crew Leaders meet with PE9 classes and play games and conduct activities aimed at getting Freshmen to think about how they are a positive contributor to Clayton Valley and why “doing the right thing” at school and in their lives is important. RENAISSANCE LEADERSHIP Renaissance is a service and leadership course composed of students who work to improve Clayton Valley High School. The course will hone individual leadership ability; especially developing those unique characteristics, attitudes, and skills which empower a person to make significant changes in self and to move a group of people in new and positive directions. Renaissance effects change through staff and student appreciation, campus beautification, academic culture enrichment, and much more. Student enrollment is by sign-up, teacher recommendation, and possible interview.

STUDENT ACTIVITIES There are a wide variety of student classes and activities available to students at CVCHS including Cheer, Drama, Instrumental Music, Band, Women’s Ensemble, Show Choir, Concert Choir, The Talon (School Newspaper), and Yearbook. Each organization requires specific eligibility requirements and/or auditions. Please see the individual coaches and teachers for additional information. CAMPUS CLUBS Campus Clubs often change from year to year depending on student interests. CVCHS on average has many active clubs on campus. Clubs are formed and/or renewed at the beginning of each school year by the Associated Study Body class. Club application forms are available in the ASB Classroom – F4. We encourage students to form clubs that bring students of like interests together for positive interactions. All clubs must be approved by the ASB and meet the requirements as outlined by ASB. Most club meetings are held at lunch, but club activities are sometimes held after school hours. Parents and students can obtain a complete list of clubs from the ASB Leadership teacher or Club Commissioner. This list of clubs is subject to change throughout the year, and from year to year. CVCHS DANCE POLICY Clayton Valley Charter High School dances are intended for students of the school. They are not intended to serve as community dances. Therefore, only CURRENTLY ENROLLED Clayton Valley Charter High School students may attend Clayton Valley dances, provided they meet eligibility requirements (below). CVCHS students may bring select guests to some semi-formal and formal dances. Dance ticket sales are FINAL. Refunds will not be issued to students who do not use purchased tickets. Tickets are sold to specific individuals and are not transferable. REQUIREMENTS OF GUESTS FOR ATTENDING CVCHS JUNIOR PROM AND SENIOR BALL Senior Ball and Junior Prom are open to outside guests of a Clayton Valley Charter High School student. However, Clayton Valley Charter High School reserves the right to exclude outside guests from school functions at any time. Students who do not attend Clayton Valley may attend Senior Ball and Junior Prom only if the following conditions are satisfied: 1. One guest per Clayton Valley Charter High School student. 2. The guest must be 20 years of age or younger. 3. The Clayton Valley student must submit a completed permission form, with all required signatures, and secure administrative approval. 4. If the outside guest is a high school student, he/she must be in good standing with their school of attendance. Their school administrator’s signature on the Clayton Valley permission slip must acknowledge this fact. 5. If the guest is not a CVCHS student, then a Non-CVCHS Permission Form must be completed with a government photocopy ID attached prior to the event and submitted to their appropriate Administrator for approval. 6. If the guest is a CVCHS student, they must be a student in good standing, including but not limited to academics, attendance, and discipline.

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REQUIREMENTS FOR CVCHS STUDENT TO ATTEND SCHOOL DANCES, JUNIOR PROM AND SENIOR BALL 1. Attendance at dances is a privilege which may be revoked as a discipline consequence. 2. Students attending must have at least a 2.0 GPA. 3. Only currently enrolled Clayton Valley Charter High School students may attend (exceptions noted above). 4. A completed Clayton Valley dance permission form, including the requisite parent/guardian signature and telephone numbers, must be turned in to the Clayton Valley Treasurer prior to each dance. Each student who attends a Clayton Valley dance must also provide the names and telephone numbers of at least two (2) responsible adults, twenty-four (24) years of age or older, on the Clayton Valley dance permission form. 5. Admission must be paid prior to the event. 6. NO “in-and-out” privileges are permitted. Once a student leaves a dance, they will not be readmitted. 7. Students are expected to follow all school regulations while attending Clayton Valley-sponsored events/functions. 8. Unlawful possession or use of any controlled substance will result in a five (5) day suspension from school, mandatory attendance at a drug/alcohol/tobacco abuse workshop, and suspension from all Clayton Valley Charter High School extra-curricular activities for up to ninety (90) days, and not less than forty-five (45) days. 9. No backpacks, large purses, duffel bags, etc. are allowed inside the dance. Any person attending a Clayton Valley Charter High School dance is subject to search at any time. 10. If a student violates any school regulation while attending a Clayton Valley dance, he/she may be confined to a designated location and released to the parent/guardian listed on the dance permission form, depending on the severity of the violation.

DANCE BEHAVIOR EXPECTATIONS 1. There are no dance admission tickets are sold at the door. 2. You must have a PHOTO ID (school ID preferred) to enter the dance. 3. No entry to the dances after 9:00pm. 4. No alcohol or drugs or being under the influence of either. 5. No drug paraphernalia including, “glow in the dark” mouthpieces or pacifiers. 6. Outside guests must have a contract on file. 7. Dresses must be appropriate (i.e.: dresses must be kept at least mid thigh, no shorts, no jeans, all shirts must be kept on the entire dance) 8. Students must dance appropriately. (i.e.: NO FREAKING OR GRINDING ALLOWED AT ANY TIME) 9. Staff will determine appropriate dress, dancing and behavior. 10. School rules are in effect and must be followed. 11. School discipline policy will be followed if any of the above rules are breached.

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Parent Procedures for Parking and Student Drop Off Student Drop Off &Use of Staff/ Vistors Lot When dropping off your student, please use the drop off lane in front of the Multi-Use Room, and exit the staff/visitor lot (by the main office) on Academy Road. It is illegal to exit the staff/visitor lot directly onto Alberta Way (near Multi-Use Room). Please remember that the speed limit in all CVCHS parking lots is 5 m.p.h. Be careful of pedestrians in all parking lots at all times. Please do not drop off your student in the Staff “S” wing lot, as the stopping of traffic in this lot impedes the traffic flow on Alberta Way. There is no place to stop in this lot. When visiting CVCHS, parents are welcome to park in the staff/visitor parking lot near the main office.

CVCHS Communication Guideline The outline below sets forth the process for addressing a student’s academic or athletic concerns and will govern communications between staff and others in the CVCHS community. If any step in the line of communication is not followed, the issue in question will be immediately referred back to the first skipped level. A. Line of Communication – Academic 1. Student speaks with Teacher 2. Student and parent communicate with Teacher 3. Student and parent communicate with Guidance Counselor or Director and/or Teacher 4. Student and parent communicate with Executive Director, Director /Guidance Counselor, and Teacher as needed B. Line of Communication – Athletics 1. Student/athlete speaks with coach 2. Student/athlete and parent communicate with coach 3. Student/athlete and parent communicate with coach and Athletic Director 4. Student/athlete and parent communicate with coach, Athletic Director, and Director or Executive Director

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STUDENT/COMMUNITY RESOURCES Crisis/Emergency/Support Services 24-Hour Hot Lines General Emergency (Paramedic/Fire/Police) AIDS (Information and Counseling) National HIV and AIDS Information Hotline California HIV/AIDS Hotline Alateen (Support for teens coping with an alcoholic relative) Alcoholics Anonymous (Support for teen alcoholics) Battered Women’s Alternative (Emergency intervention/counseling for abused teens and adult women) Children’s Protective Services (Emergency intervention for youth who are being physically, sexually, or emotionally abused by parents) Contra Costa Crisis Center (Emergency shelter) Crisis/Suicide Intervention Grief Counseling Narcotics Anonymous (Support for recovering drug addicts) National Runaway Hot Line (Information/Support) Northern Calif. Family Center (Runaway and Homeless Youth Hotline) Psychiatric Emergency and Assessment Poison Control Center (Emergency Service/Information on drugs and dangerous substances) Rape Crisis Teen to Teen

Call 911 1-800-342-2437 1-800-367-2437 932-6770 939-4155 1-888-215-5555

646-1680 1-800-808-6444 1-800-833-2900 1-800-837-1818 685-HELP 1-800-621-4000 1-800-718-4357 646-2800 1-800-876-4766 798-7273 945-TEEN

Community Agencies AIDS Testing/Treatment Contra Costa HIV/AIDS Health Services 313-6770 Kaiser Hospitals Martinez Health Education 372-1198 Walnut Creek-Recording 295-5344 Alcohol/Drug Problems Alanon/Alateen/Alocoholics Anonymous 932-6770/939-4115 Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council of Contra Costa County 932-8100 California Dept of Alcohol/Drug Programs Resource Center 1-800-879-2772 Contra Costa County Substance Abuse Services 1-800-846-1652 Kaiser Hospitals Walnut Creek 295-4145 Martinez 688-8910 New Connections 676-1601 Contra Costa Children’s Council 676-KIDS Emergency Food, Clothing, Shelter Contra Costa Emergency Shelter 1-800-808-6444 Contra Costa Food Bank 676-7543 Hillcrest Community Church (404 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill) 689-8260 Shelter, Inc. (1875 Arnold Drive, Martinez) 335-0698 Employment California Employment Development Center 602-1521 Neighborhood Youth Corps (CCC Youth Development Services) 942-3300 Diablo Valley College Job Replacement Service 685-1230 Ext. 370 Family Planning/Pregnancy Counseling/STD Clinic Contra Costa County Health Services 646-5275 Grief Counseling 1-800-837-1818 Mental Health

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Contra Costa County Mental Health Services (Youth Services) Mental Health Association of Contra Costa County Parent Connection (Center for Human Development) Psychiatric Emergency and Assessment Contra Costa Regional Medical Center (Merrithew) Teen Health Clinics Teen Age Program (TAP) Kaiser Hospitals Martinez 372-1999 Walnut Creek

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