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RIVERSIDE PREPARATORY SCHOOL STUDENT/PARENT HANDBOOK

2010 - 2011

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Cover Index Welcome Vision Mission School Information New Student Admission Campus Information Computers Arrival Departure Parent Pick-Up and Drop Off Attendance/Absence Procedures Absence Verification Tardies Leaving School Early Emergency/Disaster Preparedness Emergency/Disaster Preparedness (cont’d) Emergency Cards Class Field Trips Dances Complaint Resolutions Parent/Teacher Conferences and Report Cards Teacher Requests Visitor and Volunteers Classroom Volunteer Program Suggestions for Volunteers Possible Problems to Avoid Out of Class Assignment Expectations Parent and School Organizations Parent and School Organizations (cont’d) Assemblies, Programs and Extra-Curricular Activities Birthdays Student Health • Immunizations • Physical Examinations • Medication Tobacco Free School Dress Code Discipline Valuables Electronic Devices Cell Phones Computer Usage Scholastic Dishonesty Addendums Honor and Behavior Code Discipline Plan Dress Code Bus Rules Internet Acceptance Use Policy Legal Notices Calendar Site Map

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RIVERSIDE PREPARATORY SCHOOL

Parent/Student Handbook Welcome to Riverside Preparatory! We are so happy you have decided to bring your child to our school. Please carefully read through this handbook. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us for further clarification. After you are done reading the handbook, please sign the attached acknowledgment page and send it back to the office. Riverside Preparatory is a “parent choice” Charter School. Our parents have made an educated choice to help their students succeed. To help build a powerful home/school connection, we have established the following Vision and Mission statement:

Vision: Good Enough is not Good Enough: Excellence is our Standard!

Mission: Empowering every student to be a successful learner.

School Information: School Hours:

Elementary School Monday through Thursday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Middle/High School Monday through Thursday 7:15 AM to 3:05 PM

Friday Minimum Day Schedule: Elementary School 8:30 AM to 1:05 PM Middle/High School 7:15 AM to 11:50 PM

New Student Admission: State law requires a child to be five years of age on or before December 2 to begin Kindergarten. State law requires parents to present evidence that the child has been immunized against polio, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, Hepatitis B, and red measles (Rubella) before they can be admitted. All 7th grade students will need to have proof of their second series of Hepatitis B and measles immunizations. Individual Education Plans (IEP) and Psychological educational reports need to be submitted along with the application, if applicable, in order for the application to be considered complete.

Open/Closed Campus: In order to keep students in a supervised and safe environment, Riverside Preparatory is a closed campus. Students in grades K-12 shall not leave the school grounds at any time during the day, unless a parent or guardian comes to pick him/her up. Students who leave school without authorization shall be classified truant and subject to disciplinary action. All visitors must go through the front office and sign in. They must also wear an identification badge while they are on campus. Upon completion of their visit all visitors must return to the main office, return the visitor’s badge, and sign out. 


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Arrival: School opens for student drop off at 6:45 am for middle/high school and 8:00 am for elementary school. Students will walk directly to the cafeteria or student union. Classes begin at 7:15 am for middle/high school and 8:30 for elementary school. Students are expected to be in class ready to learn when school begins. Students entering after the start of class time will be considered tardy and need to have a tardy slip from the office to be admitted to class.

Departure: • • • •

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When picking up your child, please go to the same drop off area each day. This will help your child learn his/her daily routine and help us to avoid confusion. A child who deviates from his/her normal “going home” procedure must bring a note from a parent/guardian, or the teacher will follow the normal procedure. If circumstances change during the day, you need to call the office by 2:00 p.m. Transportation changes will not be accepted after 2:15 p.m. at the Secondary school and 3:30 at the Elementary school Students should only be picked up before the end of school on rare occasions (see attendance). During these times, a parent or guardian must sign the child out in the office. The office will call the child from the classroom to come to the office once you are physically present. For your child’s safety, students are never released to anyone who is not listed in their file unless phone verification is made. The person picking up the child from the office must be 18 or older. Please be prepared to show picture identification when signing a child out to be taken home. Senior students leaving campus early must have a signed permission slip from a parent/guardian that is kept on file in the secondary office. Seniors leaving early must sign out with the office.

Parent Pick-up and Drop-off: We are asking that all parents follow drop-off and pick-up procedures. The life of a child is not worth the attempt to save a few minutes. These rules apply to all students (including kindergartners): 1. Students not eating breakfast on campus should arrive no earlier that 30 minutes before the start of school unless they are participating in a before school activity (with signed permission form). 2. Students must be picked up when school is over. Students are not allowed to wait in the office to be picked up after hours. 3. Students must wait in the student pick up area until released by a teacher. 4. Children will not be released to a car outside the pick-up/drop-off area. 6. Children will not be allowed to cross the street in front of the school during the dismissal time without an adult. 7. Drivers may not double-park to walk up to get their children. 8. Speed limits are to be obeyed in order to maintain the safety of parents and students walking to and from school. 9. Drivers should be aware of the supervising staff and respect the safety of the students as they are trying to walk across the road. 10. The elementary parking lot gate will be closed at 4:00. The gate will be reopened after all students have been released. 


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Attendance/Absence Procedure: Attendance is an integral component of the Riverside Preparatory honor and behavior code. Parents and students need to follow these guidelines as part of their agreement to attend Riverside Preparatory. If there is an extenuating circumstance that will affect your child’s attendance, please contact the office immediately. Here are some helpful hints that will allow you to follow the attendance guidelines: • Please call into the office and verify your child’s absence every day that he/she will be out of school. Please also write a note, and make sure your child turned in your note on the appropriate date. • An “excused” absence is as follows: illness, doctor/dentist/orthodontist, appointment for the student (with a note from doctor), bereavement in the immediate family, or a court ordered appearance of the student. • 9 excused and/or unexcused absences are allowed for the entire school year. At 6 absences parents and students will be asked to meet with their principal to review the attendance policies and sign an attendance contract. At 10 absences, the executive committee will meet to discuss possible dismissal of the student from Riverside Preparatory School. • Removal from school before the end of the student day should only occur on a rare occasion. A constant pattern of early removal will violate the compact and require a parent/student meeting with the principal or executive committee. Three early removals count as one absence. • Students being removed from class early will be called out only when someone arrives in the office to pick them up. • Students are best prepared to learn by coming to school on time every day. Students should be in class and ready to learn at the beginning of each school day. A pattern of tardies will result in a parent/student/administration meeting and possible dismissal from the school. Three tardies equal one absence. • Unless staying for a designated program (with signed permission form), students should be picked up on time at the end of each school day.

Absence Verification: The preferred choice of absence verification is for a phone call on the day of your child’s absence. If you decide to write a note, please include the following information: • Date you are writing the note • Student’s first and last name • Specific reason for absence • Date of absence(s) • Parent signature – Please put relationship to student by your signature • Name of student’s teacher (homeroom teacher for grades 7-12). Excessive absenteeism may be considered a violation of the honor and behavior code. Teachers will generally allow one day for each day of absence to make up missed work. Students are expected to make sure they complete any missed assignments.

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Tardies: Like absences, tardies are also disruptive to your child’s education. Please have your child arrive at school on time. Students arriving late need to report to the office to receive a tardy pass. If students do not get this pass, they will be marked as absent. Without a medical note, all tardies are non-excused. Every three tardies will equal one unexcused absence per California’s attendance law. Every three tardies will count as an absence against perfect attendance for the year.

Leaving School Early: Parents must sign out their children through the school office for all early departures. It is Riverside Preparatory policy to call a child out of class after the parent/guardian has arrived in the office. All early departures should be for a valid reason such as a doctor’s appointment. For every three early pickups it will equal one unexcused absence. Seniors who are leaving early must sign out with the office.

Emergencies/Disaster Preparedness : Disaster preparedness and safety are discussed and practiced in all classrooms. School wide drills are conducted on a regular basis to familiarize students and staff with emergency procedures. Riverside Preparatory has a specific emergency plan that will be followed in case of an actual emergency. If an actual earthquake occurs, students and staff will immediately “duck and cover.” After the quake, the buildings will be evacuated. In the event of a fire, buildings will be evacuated immediately. Staff members are assigned to teams which have been organized to carry out specific duties. First aid supplies are available. We ask that you follow these guidelines in the event of an actual emergency: 1. Please do not telephone the school. Telephone lines are needed to request emergency services. 2. Tune your radios to local stations. The emergency broadcast system is KFI 640 (AM). 3. The school will keep your children safe until you are able to reach them, or until it is determined that it is safe to send them home. 4. Keep updated emergency information on file at the school. Students will not be released to anyone other than those individuals whose names are on file in our office. Parents picking up students must follow these procedures: 1. Parent Information Gate – Check in with the employees stationed at the Parent Information Gate (located in parking lot on the south side of the school). 2. The employee at the gate will verify that the name of the adult checking in is the person written on the locator card as one who can pick up the child. The employee will then send a runner to get your child(ren) for you. You will be required to sign your child(ren) out. It is most important for parents to remember that the school needs to keep track of all students. If you are upset and anxious and take your child without following procedures, we will not be able to maintain a safe and orderly environment for our students.

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Emergency Cards: In the event of an emergency, every attempt will be made to contact parents if a student requires immediate medical attention. If a parent cannot be reached during an emergency, the emergency phone number on file in the school office will be contacted. It is very important that every student have an updated list of emergency contacts on file with the school. If there is a change in address, telephone, or emergency contact information, please notify the school immediately.

Class Field trips: Throughout the year, students occasionally leave school to participate in classroom field trips. All students who have completed all assignments and have followed the behavior guidelines set forth by the school staff are eligible to attend school field trips. For proper student preparation and safety, students who qualify to participate in a field trip, need to have all field trip materials (money, permission slip, etc…) turned into his/her teacher on the due date given by teacher. All standard rules of conduct and procedures will be observed and enforced on field trips. Parents who are willing to chaperone the field trip and who are driving their own vehicle, may not check out siblings from school. This is an unexcused absence and will not be cleared by the office.

Dances: School dances are intended for students who attend RPS only. No other students from any other school may be in attendance. Dances are chaperoned by staff members of RPS only.

Complaint Resolutions: If parents have a concern about class procedures, grades, situations, etc…Riverside Preparatory asks that parents/guardians follow these steps: 1. Contact the teacher by phone, person, or email. 2. Ask for a formal meeting to be set up with the teacher. 3. Ask to speak to administration. 4. Set up formal meeting with administration and the teacher.

Parent/Teacher Conferences and Report Cards: During the school year, the school will keep parents informed about student progress. Teachers communicate on an informal basis throughout the school year, and several formal progress reports are prepared. The school will hold parent/teacher conferences to discuss academic and social growth at least twice a year. For middle school and high school students, Academic Warning notices will be given each quarter. Students will only receive an Academic Warning notice if he/she is receiving a D or an F in any class. Parents are advised to contact teachers to discuss concerns about their child’s progress. Parent/teacher conferences are encouraged, and may be scheduled by parents or teachers at any time. If you are concerned about your child, please call the teacher directly to set up an appointment time. All teachers have a school phone and are available in the evenings until 7:00 p.m.

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Graduation Requirements:

SUBJECT AREA SOCIAL SCIENCE

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ENGLISH

b MATHEMATICS

c SCIENCE

d FOREIGN LANGUAGE

RP GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 3 years: World History US History American Govt. Economics

1 year 1 year ½ year ½ year

4 years: 9th grade English 10th grade English 11th grade English 12th grade English 3 years: Including Algebra I 2 years: Including Physical Science Biological Science

1 year 1 year

2 years: Spanish 1-4 Spanish for Spanish Speakers

FINE ARTS

1 year: 1 year of visual or performing art

SPECIFIED ELECTIVES

6 years: (60 credits in 4 years)

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (UC) AND CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERISITY (CSU) 2 years: World History 1 year US History 1 year or World History 1 year US History ½ year American Govt. ½ year 4 years: Intro to Lit or Honors World Lit or Honors American Lit or English Language AP British Lit or English Literature AP 3 years: Must include Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II or higher levels of math 4 years recommended 2 years: Lab science in 2 of 3 areas: Biology, Chemistry, Physics 3 years recommended 2 years: Needs to be same foreign language 3 years recommended 1 year: One year long course of visual and performing arts chosen from dance, drama/theater, music or visual art. 1 year: Any additional courses on the current UC Approved Course List

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

2 years

None

SENIOR PROJECT

1 year

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VALEDICTORIAN / SALUTATORIAN The valedictorian and salutatorian are designed to recognize the highest achieving students in each graduating class. The following criteria will be considered for the selection of each: 1) Academic Rigor – has the student engaged in academically challenging coursework (I.e. at least 1-2 Advanced Placement courses). 2) Total Weighted GPA – is the student in the top 5% of the class when ranked according to a cumulative weighted GPA based on the first seven semesters of high school otherwise defined as through the first semester of the student’s senior year of high school? 3) School Involvement – has the student been involved in leadership capacities within the school? 4) RP Code – has the student demonstrated our Honor Code: Pride, Honesty and Integrity? 5) RP attendance- has the student been enrolled at RP for a minimum of 1 school year? Recommendations and Announcement of students being honored will be brought forward as follows: 1) School Counselor will bring possible names forward to Principal.... then to the Executive team for recommendation. 2) Executive Team will then determine the Valedictorian(s) and Salutatorian(s)...with Board approval as needed.

Senior Project: The Senior Project at Riverside Preparatory is designed to be a culminating experience, allowing students to expand their knowledge about – and gain hands-on experience with a topic that is meaningful and interesting.

High School Exit Exam All students must pass the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) in Mathematics and English Language Arts. This test is administered to all students in March of grade ten. Students have up to two additional opportunities to pass the exam in grade eleven and up to three additional opportunities in grade twelve. Students who do not pass the CAHSEE will be offered opportunities for supplemental instruction targeting the skills needed to pass the CAHSEE.

Teacher Requests: It is the policy of RPS to only hire the highest quality teachers therefore no parent requests for a specific teacher will be honored.

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Visitors and Volunteers: Adult visitors to the school are welcome and appreciated. Please sign in at the school office each time you come to volunteer or visit. Classroom visits need to be arranged ahead of time with the classroom teachers. A visitor badge will be issued to you in the front office upon your arrival. The badge will indicate to school personnel and students that you are authorized to be on the campus.

Classroom Volunteer Program: Parent involvement is a crucial part of any school. Teachers and parents should already have a schedule set up before parents come into the class to volunteer. Parents need to sign in at the office and get a visitor badge before entering the school campus. The goal of the classroom volunteer program is to reinforce efforts of the teacher in the education of our students. You will be providing students with the opportunity to work in small groups and on individual activities. The assistance of a capable adult in the classroom allows the teacher more time to use his/her professional skills in the academic areas. A volunteer’s services are supportive. Volunteers enrich the classroom programs. The value offered to students and teachers is tremendous. Here are a few basic reminders about volunteering: • Parents should be dressed appropriately, not wearing revealing or otherwise disruptive clothing. • If parents are unable to volunteer during scheduled time, the teacher needs to be notified as soon as possible. • Teachers must train volunteers to use workroom equipment before volunteers use the equipment. • Younger siblings may not accompany a parent in the classroom during instructional time during scheduled hours. Children should not be taken into the teacher prep areas. • Remember, that confidentiality is extremely important. School business should be left at school, not become public gossip. Students’ abilities in lessons, behavior problems, and grades are not to be shared outside of the school.

Suggestions for Volunteers: • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Call the student by name at each opportunity. Listen attentively to the student. Encourage use of good speech patterns. Praise the student for even the smallest success. Teach through your behavior. A volunteer should be able to adjust to the teacher’s way of doing things and be able to follow directions. Ask for directions again if you do not understand. Become familiar with the classroom procedures. Be flexible. Don’t be afraid to admit a mistake. Students need to see adults make some mistakes and correct them. Give clues and hints rather than answers. Be consistent and fair. Be aware of the classroom rules. Please refer discipline problems to the teacher.

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Possible Problems to Avoid: • • •

Be careful not to do the work for the student. Be careful to avoid conversations with other adults in the room during teaching/learning times. Set your cell phone to vibrate during teaching/learning times.

Out of Class Assignment Expectations: Out of class assignments will be minimal at Riverside Preparatory School. With our extended day much of the student’s work will be completed in class. Out of class assignments are an extension of what has already been taught in the classroom, these are planned learning assignments, which require time and effort outside of a student’s regular school hours. These assignments reinforce classroom learning and expand on the classroom experiences. The purposes of out of class assignments are to: • • • • • •

Gain more information than would be possible in the classroom situation alone. Learn to manage time effectively. Encourage responsibility. Extend learning beyond the school into the home and community. Practice skills already acquired. Provide parents with a sense of what students are learning.

Parent and School Organizations: School Site Council / PAC This organization is the school’s advisory council that helps to make recommendations on how the school will improve the total its program, curriculum, and environment. The advisory council is made up of five parents, an appointee from the executive committee, and three school staff members.

The Riverside Preparatory Parent/Teacher/Staff Organization (PTSO): Riverside Preparatory has a very active and supportive Parent/Teacher/Staff Organization. Elections will be held each fall to determine the current PTSO officers. All parents are encouraged to participate in the meetings and functions held by the PTSO. Membership dues will be set each year by the PTSO. Some of the responsibilities of the PTSO will be to implement various activities over the course of the school year. Some of these activities include fundraisers, activities, and volunteerism. The PTSO welcomes new ideas and input from all of our families. Please check your child’s backpack for upcoming dates about Riverside Prep’s PTSO meetings. See you there!

Assemblies, Programs and Extra-Curricular Activities: Students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or a legally documented guardian at all times, when attending any event not occurring during the regular school day. Students and non-school aged children should not be left unattended to play during school-sponsored events due to safety concerns. Performances and events at RPS are intended for the enjoyment of family and friends, therefore, it is expected that all in attendance give their full and undivided attention to those performing. Attendees failing to adhere to this policy may be asked to leave the performance and the premises. This may be grounds for removal from Riverside Preparatory School. 


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Birthdays: Balloons and other birthday gifts may not be given to students at Riverside Preparatory School during the school day so as not to distract from the learning environment. * The secondary school will no longer allow private birthday celebrations during class or lunch. Elementary students must contact their teacher regarding permission.

Student Health Immunizations: All students must be immunized before entering school. Required immunizations are: • Poliomyelitis (TOPV) “Polio” • Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (whooping cough) • Measles-Rubella (10 day, red measles) • Measles-Rubella (German measles – 3 days) • Mumps • Hepatitis B • A second series of Hepatitis B vaccine for 7th graders • A second dose of measles vaccine for 7th graders • Varicella for Kindergarten

Physical Examination: All students are to have a complete health screening examination before entering Kindergarten. This examination can be obtained from your family physician. Interscholastic athletes are required to have a physical examination each year to participate. Physical forms can be obtained in the office.

Medication: If your student needs to take medication at school, we follow certain procedures to ensure the proper administration of the medication. AN ADULT must bring all medication to the school in its original, labeled container (NO baggies, etc.). California State law (E.C. 49423) requires that before any child is given mediation at school, we must have written permission from both the parent/guardian and the physician (this includes over the counter medications). The proper permission form must be filled out by the physician EACH academic school year. If a child has been given permission to carry an inhaler, the office must still have the proper paperwork from a physician.

Tobacco Free School: Our school has been recognized and complies with the Tobacco Free Schools regulations. Employees and other adults are not permitted to use tobacco on school property, or in school buildings and vehicles. We thank you for your cooperation in complying with our policy. The school is educating our students concerning the health risk of using tobacco. 


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Dress Code: Students must follow the dress code provided by Riverside Prep. Students found in violation of the dress code will need to have a change of appropriate clothing brought to school. Students will not be allowed to return to class until the dress code violation is resolved. Middle school and High school students must dress in appropriate physical education attire (Riverside Prep PE uniform). Violations of the uniform dress code may result in termination of enrollment for the student. It is very important that parents carefully look over the dress code provided by Riverside Preparatory. If there are any questions or concerns, please address them immediately with the office.

Discipline: Riverside Preparatory will strive to provide a school environment that supports academic achievement and the growth and development of positive student self-esteem. We also strive to help students develop self-discipline and accept personal responsibility. We have developed a school policy that will maintain the integrity and safety of each student. Parents can expect to receive contact directly from teachers who work with their children. Classroom expectations will be modeled from the school rules. Rewards and consequences will be consistent and fair with each student. However, students who choose to violate school rules will be asked to enroll at his/her school of residence at the discretion of administration.

Valuables: Expensive jewelry and other personal items should not be brought to school. The school cannot be responsible in the case of any lost or stolen valuables. Only enough money necessary for lunch and other needs should be brought to school.

Electronic Devices: The use of radios, cassettes, CD players, hand-held games, portable DVD players, MP3 players, and cameras are a disruption to the educational process and may not be brought to school by students in grades K-6. Students in grades 7-12 may bring such items for use during lunch or other student directed time. However, if such items are lost or stolen, the school is not responsible for such items. In no case may electronic devices be active during academic time. Items brought by K-6 students or misused by 7-12 students will be confiscated and parents will need to pick the item up from administration.

Cell Phones: We recognize that cell phones present a convenient way to stay in communication with your child. However, cell phones are a disruption to the teaching and learning process; therefore, if you allow your child to carry a cell phone it must remain in the off position and remain in a bag or backpack during all classroom time. If a student uses a cell phone during class time, it will be confiscated and a parent will need to pick it up from administration. Students are responsible for the content of their cell phone, students should not let other students use their cell phone. Elementary students are not allowed to use their cell phones at any point during the day. As with other electronic devices, lost or stolen cell phones are not the responsibility of the school.

 

 

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Computer Usage: Students and staff will sign Internet agreement forms stating that they will abide by the required guidelines to have safe Internet usage. Firewalls on the internet have been put in place to protect students from inappropriate content. Please be aware that while on the RPS /OGSD network your computer use, email messages, and even what is on your screen at any given time may be monitored. Any inappropriate use will result in loss of computer privileges as well as disciplinary action. While on the RPS/OGSD network there is no expectation of privacy. Any misuse of computers will result in immediate termination of use and will be considered a violation of the school’s behavior code. Examples of misuse are, but not limited to: 1. plagiarism 2. cheating 3. attempts to disable the firewall or safety settings 4. visiting inappropriate sites Any students/adults, who do not turn in an internet form, will not be given access to Internet.

Scholastic Dishonesty: Students will be held to the highest standards of academic integrity. A student who plagiarizes or cheats in any way and submits work that is not his or her own will be disciplined. Violations will result in discipline measures and possible removal to the student’s school of residence.

Addendums: *Honor and Behavior Code *Discipline Plan *Dress Code *Bus Rules *Internet Acceptable Use Policy *Legal Notices *Calendar *Site Map

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Riverside Preparatory School A Free Public Charter School of the

Oro Grande School District 19175 Third Street Oro Grande, CA 92368 760-245-9260 Honor and Behavior Code HONOR CODE Students at Riverside Preparatory School agree and promise not to lie, cheat, vandalize or steal nor tolerate any student that does. Students agree and promise to report to a member of the faculty any incident or suspected incident of lying, cheating, vandalism, or stealing whether such deed was done by themselves or another. BEHAVIOR CODE Students at Riverside Preparatory School agree and promise to conduct themselves as ladies and gentlemen at all times and to treat all members of the faculty, staff, student body, and community with respect. Students agree and promise to obey and follow the directions of the faculty and staff and to obey and follow all of the rules of the school. Students agree that they will study hard, maintain an attitude of academic excellence and work diligently to achieve academic excellence. ♦ Students and the parents/guardians of students at Riverside Preparatory School acknowledge, understand, and agree to follow the Honor Code and the Behavior Code of the School. ♦ Students and the parents/guardians of students at Riverside Preparatory School acknowledge, understand, and agree that a failure to follow the Honor and/or Behavior Codes is an indicator that Riverside Preparatory School may not be the best educational placement for the student. ♦ Students and the parents/guardians of students at Riverside Preparatory School acknowledge, understand, and agree that the final decision in all matters regarding Honor and Behavior rests with the school’s Executive Committee. ♦ Students and the parents/guardians of students at Riverside Preparatory School acknowledge, understand, and agree that any violation of the Honor Code or Behavior Code may result in the discipline of the student up to and including dismissal from the school on the grounds that the student is not properly benefiting from placement in the school’s program. Student: I agree to follow the honor and behavior codes as stated above. Parent(s)/Guardian(s): I(we) agree to support the faculty as they enforce the terms of the honor and behavior codes. I(we) agree to abide by the decision of the Executive Committee should my (our) child violate either the Honor Code or the Behavior Code and I(we) acknowledge and agree that the decision of the Executive Committee is final.

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Riverside Preparatory School Discipline Plan As the primary educators of their children, parents are the first line of discipline and enforcement of the honor and behavior codes at Riverside Preparatory School. Riverside Preparatory relies on the support and cooperation of parents to ensure that their children understand and adhere to the guidelines at school and at school sponsored events. It is also the responsibility of parents to bring potential problems to the school so they may be addressed. Remember that all behavior guidelines and rules apply on campus and at ALL school sponsored events! Students are free to make their own choices as long as it doesn’t create a problem for anyone else. Discipline plan rules include, but are not limited to: 1. Students are to be respectful of staff and other students at all times, in the classroom and on campus. Students will follow the rules and procedures established by classroom faculty. 2. Students are not to use foul language. 3. Gum chewing is not allowed on campus. 4. Students are expected to be on time, seated, and prepared for class to begin. Coming in late and unprepared is disruptive and does not reflect honor and integrity. Students should be prepared daily with class assignments completed. Students in grades 7-12 must dress out for PE classes, unless excused by faculty. Students who do not complete their work or who are continually unprepared are considered to be in violation of the honor and behavior code. 5. Students need to attend school; academic success is directly correlated to attendance. Students who are absent from school on more than nine occasions will be considered to be in violation of the honor and behavior code. Excessive absences will be handled as a behavioral issue. 6. Transportation to RPS is a privilege. Violation of bus rules or behavior concerns during transportation may result in the loss of transportation to RPS. 7. Students are to refrain from public displays of romantic affection. 8. Bullying of any kind will not be tolerated. Sexual harassment, name calling, rumors, internet postings, off color humor, racial remarks, offensive or threatening language may all be considered bullying and are grounds for disciplinary action. 9. Students will refrain from providing, possessing, or using dangerous drugs, narcotics, drug paraphernalia, intoxicating liquors, tobacco, or any dangerous objects or weapons. 10. Students will refrain from defacing, damaging, littering, or destroying school property. 11. Students will refrain from disrupting, interfering with, or making it difficult for other students to gain an education. 12. Students will refrain from causing, attempting to cause, or threatening to cause physical injury to another person. 13. Students will refrain from engaging in any activity or game that causes or attempts to cause physical discomfort to any student or includes any element of hazing. 14. Students will refrain from gambling, card playing, games of chance, fantasy games, video games, or any other inappropriate practices on campus or on the buses. 15. Students may not post or upload any image, photo, video, audio, or other electronic information to the internet (e.g. YouTube, Facebook, MySpace, Blogger, etc.) that contains anything regarding Riverside 


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Preparatory School’s facilities, events, students, teachers, staff, administration, etc, without the express written permission of an authorized agent of the Oro Grande Elementary School District. The faculty and staff of Riverside Preparatory School believe that a well-disciplined student body is essential for academics success. To achieve this goal, we have adopted a common set of beliefs. This set of core beliefs will be adhered to when dealing with student issues and concerns. 1. We believe that students are responsible for solving their own problems with adult guidance. 2. We believe that students should face consequences instead of punishment whenever possible. 3. We believe that preserving and /or enhancing students’ self-respect and dignity is crucial to successful disciplinary action. 4. We believe that students should not see the adult as the source of their problem during a disciplinary action. 5. We believe the adults’ emphasis should be placed on learning new behaviors instead of “paying” for past deeds. 6. We believe that discipline should be considered as opportunities for personal growth rather those bad things, which should never happen. We pledge to hold our students and ourselves accountable to this set of core beliefs regarding discipline. We also expect families will support the adopted set of core beliefs by ensuring that students who attend RPS are not only academically prepared, but well-disciplined in thought and action.

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DRESS CODE Education Code 35183 authorizes Schools to adopt dress codes. Parents are asked to assist the Riverside Preparatory School in enforcing the School’s dress code. Please look carefully at the dress code prior to purchasing clothing for wear at school. Violations of the Dress Code are considered violations of the Behavior Contract. The Dress Code for Riverside Preparatory School for Elementary School Students is:

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Shoes will be worn at all times. A substantial sole with an enclosed toe and heel required of all footwear. Elementary students may not wear high heels of any height.

2.

In general clothing must be modest and not be a distraction to the educational environment. For example, shirts worn by both girls and boys must cover the midriff and must have sleeves. Strapless tops, spaghetti straps, or halter-tops may not be worn. Clothing must conceal undergarments at all times. Oversized apparel, including baggy pants worn low on the waist (known as sagging) may not be worn at school. Excessively large/long shirts or overalls with unfastened straps are not allowed. Skirts, shorts, or dresses must be at least fingertip length. Skirts, shorts, or dresses worn over leggings must be fingertip length. No ripped or torn clothing.

3.

Clothing or accessories shall be free of writing, pictures, or any other insignia, which are crude, violent, obscene or sexually suggestive, which advocate racial, ethnic, religious, or other prejudice or the use of tobacco, drugs or alcohol, or are otherwise considered inappropriate.

4.

Earrings, jewelry, or accessories, which present a safety hazard to the wearer or others, are not suitable for school wear, this includes spikes and gages. Facial piercings must be removed from the face (and tongue) during school hours and events. Dangling earrings or necklaces of any type are not appropriate for elementary PE and therefore should not be worn at school. Elementary students may not wear makeup, nor may students have make-up on their possession at school. Perfume, hair products or make-up will not be brought to school.

5.

Only prescription sunglasses, with a note from the prescribing doctor, may be worn in class. Other types of sunglasses may be worn at recess. The school will not be responsible for any item lost or broken at school, including glasses or sunglasses.

6.

Identified gang attire such as bandannas, haircuts or hair rollers, baggy shorts with long white socks, “dew rags,” or any gang-related/gang-type paraphernalia are prohibited.

7.

Students may not wear any form of professional sports team attire. This includes jerseys, tee shirts, etc.

8.

Students are allowed to wear sun protective clothing, including hats, while outdoors during the school day. All hats must be worn properly, with the bill in the front, and may not display any insignia, including the insignia of sports teams. The only insignia that may be displayed is that of Riverside Preparatory Academy.

9.

Hairstyles vary among teens and may be worn in numerous ways, with parental permission. However, hair may not be dyed or worn in a way that is distracting to students or faculty (i.e., Mohawk haircuts, writing or designs cut into the hair, etc.)

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10.

The Executive Committee may add additional items to this list as the need arises. In general, any item of clothing that either distracts from the educational process or may have a deleterious affect on the safety of the students at Riverside Preparatory School shall be excluded.

11.

Students in violation of the Dress Code shall be sent to the office and parents will be contacted. Please check your student’s dress before they leave for school. What is appropriate for weekend and casualwear may not be appropriate for the learning environment of school.

The Dress Code for Riverside Preparatory School for Middle & High School Students is: 1.

All students must wear Riverside Preparatory PE clothing during PE classes and during sports programs. Coaches may designate specific attire for a particular sport. PE shoes must be safe and appropriate for PE activities.

2.

Shoes will be worn at all times. Sandals or flip flops may be worn during warm months, so long as feet are kept clean.

3.

Hairstyles vary among teens and may be worn in numerous ways, with parental permission. However, hair may not be dyed or worn in a way that is distracting to students or faculty (i.e., Mohawk haircuts, writing or designs cut into the hair, etc.)

4.

In general clothing must be modest and not be a distraction to the educational environment. For example, shirts worn by both girls and boys must cover the midriff and must have sleeves. Strapless tops, spaghetti straps, and halter-tops may not be worn. Clothing must conceal undergarments at all times. Oversized apparel, including baggy pants worn low on the waist (known as sagging) may not be worn at school. Skirts, shorts, or dresses must be at least fingertip length. Skirts, shorts, and dresses worn over leggings must be fingertip length also. Excessively large/long shirts or overalls with unfastened straps are not allowed. Too long or too short clothing is unacceptable. Body suits may not be worn.

5.

Students may not wear any form of professional sports team attire. This includes jerseys, tee shirts, etc.

6.

Clothing or accessories shall be free of writing, pictures, or any other insignia, which are crude, violent, obscene or sexually suggestive, which advocate racial, ethnic, religious, or other prejudice or the use of tobacco, drugs or alcohol, or are otherwise considered inappropriate.

7.

Earrings, jewelry, or accessories, which present a safety hazard (if you can fit more than three fingers in the center they are too large) to the wearer or others, are not suitable for school wear, this includes wearing gages and spikes. Facial piercings must be removed from the face and tongue during school hours and school events. Middle and high school students may wear applied make-up appropriately. Perfume, strongly scented hair products, after-shave, etc. may be distracting in the educational environment and should not be worn to school. Deodorant should be worn and reapplied after PE activities. No ripped or torn clothing. Any tattoos must be covered at all times.

8.

Only prescription sunglasses, with a note from the prescribing doctor, may be worn in class. Other types of sunglasses may be worn outside of class. The school will not be responsible for any item lost or broken at school, including glasses or sunglasses.

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9.

Identified gang attire such as bandannas, haircuts or hair rollers, baggy shorts with long white socks, “dew rags,” or any gang-related/gang-type paraphernalia are prohibited.

10.

Students are allowed to wear sun protective clothing, including hats, while outdoors during the school day. All hats must be worn properly, with the bill in the front, and may not display any insignia, including the insignia of sports teams. The only insignia that may be displayed is that of Riverside Preparatory School.

11.

The Executive Committee may add additional items to this list as the need arises. In general, any item of clothing that either distracts from the educational process or may have a deleterious affect on the safety of the students at Riverside Preparatory School shall be excluded.

12.

Students in violation of the Dress Code shall be sent to the office and parents will be contacted. Please check your student’s dress before they leave for school. What is appropriate for weekend and casualwear may not be appropriate for the learning environment of school.

PARENTS We ask that all Parents, Students, and other Guests will support Riverside Preparatory School by wearing appropriate apparel that adheres to the explained dress code for all school functions including, concerts, banquets, assemblies, awards recognitions, performances, athletic events. SCHOOL BUS RULES OF CONDUCT AND DISCIPLINE PROCEDURES In order that parents and students may better understand the school bus transportation program, a brief review of the current policies is presented. The school transportation service is provided for the mutual welfare of all that participate. It is important to understand that riding a school bus is a privilege and not a right. This privilege will be revoked if necessary. Section 14103 of Title 5 of the California Administrative Code states in part: “Pupils transported in a school bus shall be under the authority of, and direct responsibility to, the driver of the bus.” RULES OF CONDUCT: Students must adhere to the following rules of conduct: 1. Obey the directions of the bus driver. 2. Remain seated at all times. 3. Never throw any objects. 4. Keep mouth free of any objects (no gum, candy, food, etc. is allowed on the bus). 5. Keep bus aisle clear. 6. Refrain from bringing glass containers, animals, or large projects on the school bus. 7. Keep all parts of body (hand, arm, head, etc….) inside the bus. 8. Behave in an orderly manner (no wrestling, fighting, or loud voices or noises). 9. Profanity or vulgar language is absolutely prohibited. 10. Students may not be in possession of any controlled substance (tobacco, alcohol, etc…) 11. Do not disturb or damage property on the bus or at bus stop. 12. Get on/off bus only at regular bus stop unless written permission from parent is presented. Students who are required to cross the street or highway at a bus stop will cross in front of the bus with the red flashing lights, under the direction of the bus driver. 13. Keep quiet at the Railroad Tracks. 14. Do not play with emergency exit handles or doors.

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BUS DANGER ZONES Bus driver shall give instruction to students regarding the danger zone prior to departing on all activity trips and during the required safe riding practice instruction that is given at least once each school year. Students who are boarding and leaving school buses shall do so very carefully, walking clear of the danger zone. All elementary students must be met at the bus by a parent or emergency contact person. Kindergarten and first grade students’ parents must present a bus pick up card (obtained at school) to have students released from the bus. If students are not met on time they will be returned to the school and parents must pick them up from the office.

Internet Acceptable Use Policy Student Name __________________________________ Date of Birth _____________ Riverside Preparatory School believes that technology is not only a tool to improve your learning while in school, but also a tool to improve your ability to successfully deal with the future. Students who are allowed to participate will be expected to appreciate their good fortune in having this opportunity. Students will be expected to follow all guidelines stated below, as well as those given orally by the staff, and to demonstrate ethical behavior that is of the highest order in using the network. Without a doubt, the Internet is a fantastic resource for everyone. However, because this is the Internet, and therefore is not controlled by a single person or group, any number of things can be found on it. For the most part, the information that can be found is useful. However, some material found on the Internet may not be appropriate for students of any age. San Bernardino County Schools will be using a filter to help restrict access to inappropriate material found on the Internet. However, these filters are not fool-proof. That is why RPS is establishing an Appropriate Use Policy or AUP. AUP is a contract which the student, teacher and parent agree upon and sign. It states that the student will use the Internet in an appropriate manner. If the contract is broken, the action laid out in the policy will be upheld. This will mean anything from restricted use of the Internet to having all privileges revoked. It is a general policy that all computers used through RPS are to be used in a responsible, efficient, ethical and legal manner. A responsible user may: • Use the Internet to research assigned classroom projects. • Use the Internet to explore other computer systems. If the policy and the guide lines for the use of E Net, as described below are not followed it will result in the removal of your user account. Any actions that might harm the equipment or software, or that shows disregard for the proper procedures set up for network access will not be allowed and will result in the removal of your user account. Unacceptable uses of E Net include: ♦ Violating the conditions of California Education Code dealing with students’ rights to privacy. ♦ Using profanity, obscenity, or other language that may be offensive to other users. ♦ Copying communication from one user to another user (reposting) without the author’s prior consent. ♦ Copying commercial software in violation of copyright laws.

TERMS AND CONDITONS OF THIS CONTRACT 1.

PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY

I will accept personal responsibility for reporting any misuse of the network to the executive council. Misuse can come in many forms, but it is commonly viewed as any message(s) sent or received that relate to or suggest pornography, unethical or illegal solicitation, racism, sexism, inappropriate language, and other issues described below. I understand that all rules of conduct described in the School Handbook apply when using the network. Violation of Education Code 48900 will lead to discipline action or prosecution when appropriate. I have read and understand this condition. Initial _______ 2. ACCEPTABLE USE The use of my assigned account must be in support of education and research. I am personally responsible at all times when using E Net. I have read and understand this condition. Initial _______

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3. SERVICES Riverside Preparatory School makes no warranties of any kind, whether expressed or implied, for the service it is providing. RPS will not be responsible for any damages suffered while on this system. These damages include loss of data as a result of delays, nondeliveries, mis-deliveries, or service interruptions. Uses of any information from the systems are at your own risk. RPS specifically disclaims any responsibility for the accuracy of information obtained through E Net. I have read and understand this condition. Initial _______

4. SECURITY On any computer system security is a high priority because there are so many users. If you identify a security problem, notify the system administrator at once. Never demonstrate the problem to other users. All use of the system must be under your own account. Any user identified as a security risk will be denied access to the information system. I have read and understand this condition. Initial _______ 5. VANDALISM Is defined as any malicious attempt to harm or destroy data or hardware of another user or any other agencies or networks that are connected to the system. This includes, but is not limited to, the uploading or creation of computer viruses. Any vandalism will result in the loss of computer services, disciplinary action, and legal action. I have read and understand this condition. Initial ________ 6. NETWORK ETIQUETTE AND PRIVACY You are expected to follow the acceptable rules of network etiquette. These rules include, but are not limited to, the following: a. BE POLITE - Never send, or encourage others to send, abusive messages. b. USE APPROPRIATE LANGUAGE - You may be alone with your computer, but what you say and do can be viewed globally. Never swear, use vulgarities, or any other inappropriate language. c. ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES - Illegal activities of any kind are strictly forbidden, and subject to disciplinary action including suspension and/or expulsion. d. PRIVACY - Do not reveal your home address and phone number or that of other students or colleagues. e. ELECTRONIC MAIL - Electronic mail (e-mail) is not guaranteed to be private. Messages relating to or in support of illegal activities must be reported to the system administrator. f. DISTRUPIONS - Do not use the network in any way that would disrupt use of the network by others. g. OTHER CONSIDERATIONS : • Do be brief. Few people will bother to read a long message. • Do use correct spelling and make sure your message is easy to understand and read. • Do use accurate and descriptive titles for your articles. Tell people what it is about before they read it. • Do get the most appropriate audience for your message, not the widest. • Do remember that humor and satire is very often misunderstood. • Do remember that if you post to multiple groups, specify all groups in a single message. • Do give references for any facts you present. • Do forgive the spelling and grammar errors of others. Do keep signatures brief. • Do remember that all network users are human beings. • Don’t “attack” other users; persuade them with facts. • Do contribute only to groups you know. I have read and understood this condition. Initial ______

7. PRIVILEGES The use of the information system is a privilege, not a right, and inappropriate use will result in a removal of those privileges. The executive committee may close an account at any time deemed necessary. The executive committee of Riverside Preparatory School may deny, revoke, or suspend specific user accounts. I have read and understood this condition. Initial ______

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STUDENT SIGNATURE AND PARENTAL CONSENT FORM I understand and will follow the conditions of this contract. I understand that if I don’t follow any of the above conditions it may result in disciplinary action, the revoking of my user account, and appropriate legal action. All the rules of conduct described in the School Handbook apply when I am on the network. I understand this document will be kept on file by Riverside Preparatory School and is considered a legal and binding contract. ________________________________________________________________________ Student last name Student first name ____________________________________________ School name ____________________________________________ Teacher name

PARENT CONSENT Students under the age of 18 must also have the signature of a parent or guardian who has read this contact. As the parent or guardian of this student, I have read this contract and understand that E Net is designed for educational purposes. I understand that it is impossible for Riverside Preparatory School to restrict access to all controversial materials, and I will not hold RPS reasonable for materials acquired or viewed on then network. I accept full responsibility for supervision if and when my child’s use is not in a school setting. I hereby give my permission to issue an account for my child. __________________________________ Parent or guardian signatures _______/______/______ Date of signature

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RIVERSIDE PREPARATORY SCHOOL 19175 THIRD STREET P.O. BOX 3 ORO GRANDE, CALIFORNIA 92368 PHONE (760) 245-9260 FAX (760) 245-1339 BOARD OF TRUSTEES CARL A. ACKERMANN J. PETER LOUNSBURY EDNA RODRIGUEZ

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER DR. KIM P. MOORE CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER MR. JOSEPH B. ANDREASEN

Dear Parents: The State of California requires that schools provide parents/guardians with certain annual notices from the State Administrative Code, the State Education Code, and other state codes and regulations relative to the operation of our school. Throughout the year, you will receive additional important information from the school. The following pages are a reference to inform you of your rights and responsibilities when communicating with Riverside Preparatory School staff. Please read this booklet, then sign and return the attached Emergency Release Form. Note that there are two places for your signature on the card. The first signature acknowledges that you have been notified of your rights and responsibilities and the second signature gives permission to the school to take photos/videos of your child during school activities. We take the responsibility of educating your child very seriously. Please call us whenever you have questions and/or concerns. Sincerely, Dr. Kim P. Moore, Ph.D Superintendent

Mr. Joseph B. Andreasen Deputy Superintendent

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PARENTAL REVIEW OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS A prospectus shall be compiled at least once a year which contains the curriculum, titles, descriptions, time allocations and the aims and methods of every course in a public school and made available for inspection. Parents may review any instructional materials and assessments and have the right to observe any instruction or other school activities involving their child, upon written request and within a reasonable time.

COURSE SELECTION AND CAREER COUNSELING Pupils in grades 7-12 periodically receive counseling from school personnel regarding alternatives for careers and courses of study. Parents of these pupils may participate in such counseling sessions and decisions.

NON-DISCRIMINATION (Federal Regulations, Title VI and Title IX) There shall be no discrimination among students applying for admission to or who attend schools of the Oro Grande Elementary School District with respect to race, creed, religion, national origin, age, ethnic group, sex, or handicap. Dr. Kim Moore, Superintendent, is designated as the administrative officer in this regard. The District office is located at 19175 3rd street, (760) 245-9260, Oro Grande, Ca 92368

Sex
Education
Courses


(Education Code §51550, 51820, 51201.5) The Riverside Preparatory School believes that the home bears the primary responsibility for family life education. The Riverside Preparatory School does, however, share with other community agencies in supporting and supplementing the home’s responsibility in this area. Health education is offered to all students in grades K-12. Instruction related to HIV/AIDS prevention and sexually transmitted diseases is offered in grades 6-12. If instruction about the human reproductive organs and their functions, processes, and diseases is included in your child’s class, you will have an opportunity to inspect and review any written or audiovisual materials to be used. You may evaluate the materials and, based on first-hand knowledge, determine whether you want your child to participate in the program. Your child will not be permitted to attend the class during coverage of this material if you request in writing that he/she be excused. If you have any questions on this matter, contact the school.

Excuse
from
Health
Instruction



(Education Code §51240) Education Code 51240 states that whenever any part of the instruction in health, HIV/AIDS, family life education and sex education conflicts with the religious training and beliefs of the parent or guardian of any pupil, on written request of the parent or guardian, the pupil shall be excused from the part of the training which conflicts with such religious training and beliefs.

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REQUIRED INSTRUCTION IN DRUG EDUCATION (Education Code §51202, §51203) The Riverside Preparatory Science/Health course of study for grades K-12 includes instruction on drug education with a particular emphasis on the harmful effects upon the human body in the use of tobacco, alcohol, narcotics, restricted drugs, and other dangerous substances.

PUPILS RIGHTS TO REFRAIN FROM HARMFUL OR DESTRUCTIVE USE OF ANIMALS Education Code 32255 (et seq.) states that courses that include the utilization of live or dead animals or parts shall provide the option for alternative educational projects based upon a student’s moral objection to dissecting or otherwise harming or destroying animals, or any parts thereof. Teachers are required to notify parents and pupils of the pupil’s right to refrain from the harmful and destructive use of animals. Positive parent permission must be obtained prior to instruction.

Absence
for
Religious
Purposes


(Education Code §46014) Education Code 46014 and Board Policy 5113 states that pupils who are members of religions which observe religious holidays that fall on school days may absent themselves from school by making prior arrangements with the school. Pupils so absent must accept responsibility for making up work missed.

STUDENT ACCESS TO INTERNET AND ON-LINE SITES

(Education Code §51870.5) The Governing Board recognizes the educational value of electronic educational resources. Technology also enables students to practice skills and to develop reasoning and problemsolving abilities. In addition, electronic resources foster workplace skills that may be transferable to new technologies. Every effort shall be made to provide equal access to technology throughout the district’s schools and classes. The Board intends that the Internet and other on-line resources provided by the district be used to support the instructional program and further student learning. With access to computers and people all over the world also comes the availability of material that may not be considered to be of educational value in the context of the school setting. The Superintendent/Designee will take appropriate precautions to insure that students receive training in user obligations and responsibilities, and those students and parents understand the policies governing the access of controversial materials. 
 Because the Internet contains an unregulated collection of resources, the district cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information or the appropriateness of any material that a student may encounter. Therefore, before using the district’s on-line resources, each student and his/her parent/guardian shall sign and return the “User Contract”. This

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agreement shall specify user obligations and responsibilities and shall indemnify the district for any damages. The student and parent/guardian shall indicate that the student understands and agrees to abide by specified user obligations and responsibilities. The parent/guardian shall agree to not hold the district responsible for materials acquired by the student on the system, for violations of copyright restrictions, student’s mistakes or negligence or any costs incurred by the student. Staff shall closely supervise students while using on-line services and may ask teacher aides and student aides to assist in this supervision. It is the obligation of all students to report any violation of the rules covering on-line access to the appropriate authority. The Superintendent or designee shall establish administrative regulations governing use of the district’s on-line services. He/she shall ensure that users have no expectation of privacy and understand that district staff may monitor or examine all system activities to ensure proper use of the system. Students who fail to abide by these regulations shall be subject to disciplinary action, revocation of the user account, and legal action as appropriate.

Administration
of
Medication
for
Pupil


(Education Code §49423) The principal or his/her designee will administer medication, prescription and nonprescription, only after the school receives: 1) a written statement from a physician detailing the kind of medication, the method, the amount and schedule of administration; 2) a written statement from the parent or guardian of the pupil indicating the desire that the school district assist the pupil in the matters set forth in the physician’s statement.

Continuing
Program
of
Medication


(Education Code §49480) State law requires that the parents/guardians must notify the school when a child is on continuing medication for a non-episodic condition. With consent from the parent, school personnel may contact the physician regarding possible effects of the drug on the child's intellectual, physical, and social behavior and/or possible side effects.

Immunization
for
Communicable
Diseases


(Education Code §49403) (Board Policy 5141.31) (Health & Safety Code 120325-120375); (C.A.C. 17; 6000-6075) Pupils will not be allowed to enter school unless parents/guardians submit a written immunization record from a physician or clinic showing the month and year of all vaccine doses and showing that all required doses have been received. Exemptions may be made upon written authorization by a physician or due to personal or religious beliefs.

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To prevent and control communicable diseases in school age children, the District may use any funds, property, and personnel of the district and may permit any licensed physician or registered nurse acting under the direction of a physician to administer an immunizing agent to any pupil whose parents have consented in writing to the administration of such immunizing agent.

Liability
for
Emergency
Treatment


(Education Code §49409) It is important for each student to have on file in the school office one or more emergency telephone numbers to be used by the principal when emergency situations arise. The following section from the California Education Code is relevant to this issue: “Notwithstanding any provision of any law, no physician and surgeon who in good faith and without compensation renders voluntary emergency medical assistance to a participant in a school athletic event or contest at the site thereof, or during transportation to a health care facility, for an injury suffered in the course of the event or contest, shall be liable for any civil damages as a result of any acts or omissions by the physician and surgeon in rendering the emergency medical care. The immunity granted by this paragraph shall not apply in the event of an act or omission constituting gross negligence. (Added by Stats. 1978, c. 547, § 1.)

Medical
and
Hospital
Services
for
Pupils


(Education Code §49472) The medical costs of pupil accidents are normally the responsibility of the parent or guardian. Pupil accident insurance solves many problems in advance. Every year the Riverside Preparatory School provides parents/guardians with applications for school time accident insurance. The contract is made between the parent/guardian and the insurance company. The Riverside Preparatory School only supplies the application forms. This low cost accident insurance helps pay for the medical costs if a child is injured while under the jurisdiction of the school.

Sight
and
Hearing
Testing
and
Scoliosis
Screening


(Education Code §49451-49452.5) The district is required to test pupils at specific grade levels for sight or hearing problems and scoliosis. The screening will be done by qualified personnel. Children will be exempt only if the parent/guardian requests such exemption in writing to the school principal.

Temporary
Disability
Instruction


(Education Code §48206.3, §48208)

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A pupil with a temporary disability which makes attendance in a district day class impossible or inadvisable, is eligible to receive education in his/her home, a hospital, or other location (to be determined by district staff) which is within the school district boundaries. It is the responsibility of the parent to notify the student’s home district, in writing, of the need for such instruction and submit a completed district form for home instruction from the attending physician. A pupil with a temporary disability who is in a hospital or other residential health facility, excluding a state hospital, which is located outside of the school district in which the pupil’s parent or guardian resides, shall be deemed to have complied with the residency requirements for school attendance in the school district in which the hospital is located.

Closed
Campus


(Education Code §48900) Riverside Preparatory School is a closed campus. Students are under the jurisdiction of and subject to the school rules from the time they leave home until they return to their homes.

SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY REPORT CARD

(Education Code §35256) Education Code 35256 requires the district to annually issue a School Accountability Report Card for each school. A copy of a school’s Report Card is available upon request at the school site Students Records and Information

(Education Code §49063, §49073-§49078) Directory information may include the student’s name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, dates of attendance, participation in school activities, weight and height for members of athletic teams, degrees and awards received, and the school most recently attended by the student. Certain groups are permitted directory information about your child without your consent. The groups to which school officials may provide directory information include school personnel with legitimate educational interests, schools of intended enrollment, federal and state educational administrators, those who provide financial or student aid, employers, prospective employers, representatives of organized parent groups, military representatives, and representatives of the news media. Federal Law requires schools to provide directory information to military recruiters unless the parent requests, in writing, that this information not be shared. If you prefer that no “directory-type information” be released, please notify the school in writing within thirty (30) days of receipt of this notice.

RELEASE OF NON-DIRECTORY TYPE INFORMATION Other provisions of the law permit access to non-directory type information in student records without parental or eligible student consent by the following: • school officials and employees of the district and members of a School Attendance Review Board with legitimate educational interests (teachers, counselors, nurses, probation officers, etc.) • public or private school systems where the pupil intends to or is directed to enroll • specified federal, state and county educational administrators • prospective grantors of student financial aid • specified state and local law enforcement agencies for required reports

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• appropriate persons concerned with the health and safety of students or others in cases of emergency • in response to a subpoena or court order, steps will be taken to attempt to notify parents prior to release All other requests for student information by individuals, agencies or organizations will NOT be honored without a written statement, signed by the parent or the adult student, authorizing its release. A log is maintained with your child’s record indicating all requests to receive information, other than school officials or employees determined to have legitimate educational interests. Parents may obtain copies of student’s records for a reasonable fee based on actual cost for copies. No charge shall be made for furnishing one transcript of former pupils’ records, or two verifications of various records of former pupils. Additional transcripts will be provided at $5.00 each. No charge may be made to search for or retrieve any pupil record.

Transfer
of
Permanent
Enrollment
and
Scholarship
Record


(Education Code § 49068) Whenever a pupil transfers from one school district to another or to a private school, or transfers from a private school to a school district within the state, the pupil’s permanent record or a copy thereof shall be transferred by the former district or private school upon a request from the district or private school where the pupil intends to enroll. Any school district requesting such a transfer of a record shall notify the parent of his right to receive a copy of the record and a right to a hearing to challenge the content of the record. The State Board of Education is hereby authorized to adopt rules and regulations concerning the transfer of records. Absolute
Right
to
Access


(Education Code § 49069) Parents of currently enrolled or former pupils have an absolute right to access to any and all pupil records related to their children which are maintained by school districts or private schools. The editing or withholding of any such records, except as provided for in this chapter, is prohibited. Each school district shall adopt procedures for the granting of requests by parents for copies of all pupil records pursuant to Section 49065, or to inspect and review records during regular school hours, provided that the requested access shall be granted no later than five days following the date of the request. Procedures shall include the notification to the parent of the location of all official pupil records if not centrally located and the availability of qualified certificated personnel to interpret records where requested.

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Challenging
Content
of
Records


(Education Code § 49070) Following an inspection and review of a pupil’s records, the parent of a pupil or former pupil of a school district may challenge the content of any pupil record.

(a) The parent of a pupil may file a written request with the superintendent of the district to correct or remove any information recorded in the written records concerning his or her child which the parent alleges to be any of the following: 1. Inaccurate 2. An unsubstantiated personal conclusion or inference 3. A conclusion or inference outside of the observer’s area of competence 4. Not based on the personal observation of a named person within the time and place of the observation noted 5. Misleading 6. In violation of the privacy or other rights of the pupil (b) Within 30 days of receipt of a request pursuant to subdivision (a), the superintendent or the superintendent’s designee shall meet with the parent and the certificated employee who recorded the information in question, if any, and if the employee is presently employed by the school district. The superintendent shall then sustain or deny the allegations. If the superintendent sustains any or all of the allegations, he or she shall order the correction or the removal and destruction of the information. However, in accordance with Section 49066, the superintendent shall not order a pupil’s grade to be changed unless the teacher who determined the grade is, to the extent practicable, given an opportunity to state orally, in writing, or both, the reasons for which the grade was given and is, to the extent practicable, included in all discussions relating to the changing of the grade. If the superintendent denies any or all of the allegations and refuses to order the correction or the removal of the information, the parent may, within 30 days of the refusal, appeal the decision in writing to the governing board of the school district. (c) Within 30 days of receipt of an appeal pursuant to subdivision (b), the governing board shall, in closed session with the parent and the certificated employee who recorded the information in question, if any, and if the employee is presently employed by the school district, determine whether or not to sustain or deny the allegations. If the governing board sustains any or all of the allegations, it shall order the superintendent to immediately correct or remove and destroy the information from the written records of the pupil. However, in accordance with Section 49066, the governing board shall not order a pupil’s grade to be changed unless the teacher who determined the grade is, to the extent practicable, given an opportunity to state orally, in writing, or both, the reasons for which the grade was given and is, to the extent practicable, included in all discussions relating to the changing of the 


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grade. The decision of the governing board shall be final. Records of these administrative proceedings shall be maintained in a confidential manner and shall be destroyed one year after the decision of the governing board, unless the parent initiates legal proceedings relative to the disputed information within the prescribed period. (d) If the final decision of the governing board is unfavorable to the parent, or if the parent accepts an unfavorable decision by the district superintendent, the parent shall have the right to submit a written statement of his or her objections to the information. This statement shall become a part of the pupil’s school record until the information objected to is corrected or removed. Student
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(Board Policy 5125) The Governing Board believes that it is useful and necessary to keep accurate, comprehensive student records, as required by law. Procedures for maintaining the confidentiality of student records shall be consistent with state and federal law. Information about a student shall be used judiciously and in ways that contribute to the student'’ welfare. The Superintendent or designee shall establish regulations for Board approval governing the following: 1. The identification, description and security of student records, as well as timely access for authorized persons. 2. Parental review, inspection and right to photocopy student records. 3. The identification of categories of directory information which may be released. 4. The withholding of the student’s grades, diploma or transcripts in cases involving certain student misconduct. 5. Safeguards to protect the student and the student’s family from invasion of privacy.

CUSTODIAN OF RECORDS The Chief Executive Officer shall designate a certificated employee to serve as custodian or records, with responsibility for student records at the district level. (Code of Regulations, Title 5, 431(a)). At each school, the certificated designee shall act as custodian or records for students enrolled. (Code of Regulations, Title 5, 431(b)). The district shall annually notify parents/guardians in writing of their right to inspect student records. This notice also shall inform parents/guardians where they can find all related information. (Education Code 49063).

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NOTIFICATION (PPRA)

OF RIGHTS UNDER THE PROTECTION OF PUPIL RIGHTS AMENDMENT

PPRA affords parents and students who are 18 or emancipated minors (“eligible students”) certain rights regarding our conduct of surveys, collection and use of information for marketing purposes, and certain physical exams. These include the right to: Consent before students are required to submit to a survey that concerns one or more of the following protected areas (“protected information survey”) if the survey is funded in whole or in part by a program of the U.S. Department of Education (ED) – 1. Political affiliations or beliefs of the student or student’s parent; 2. Mental or psychological problems of the student or student’s family; 3. Sex behavior or attitudes; 4. Illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating, or demeaning behavior; 5. Critical appraisals of others with whom respondents have close family relationships; 6. Legally recognized privileged relationships, such as with lawyers, doctors, or ministers; 7. Religious practices, affiliations, or beliefs of the student or parents; or 8. Income, other than as required by law to determine program eligibility. Receive notice and an opportunity to opt a student out of – 1. Any other protected information survey, regardless of funding; 2. Any non-emergency, invasive physical exam or screening required as a condition of attendance, administered by the school or its agent, and not necessary to protect the immediate health and safety of a student, except for hearing, vision, or scoliosis screenings, or any physical exam or screening permitted or required under State law; and 3. Activities involving collection, disclosure, or use of personal information obtained from students for marketing or to sell or otherwise distribute the information to others.

Inspect, upon request and before administration or use – 1. Protected information surveys of students; 2. Instruments used to collect personal information from students for any of the above marketing, sales, or other distribution purposes; and 3. Instructional material used as part of the educational curriculum. Riverside Preparatory School has adopted policies regarding these rights, as well as arrangements to protect student privacy in the administration of protected surveys and the collection, disclosure, or use of personal information for marketing, sales, or other distribution purposes. Riverside Preparatory School will directly notify parents and eligible students of these policies at least annually at the start of each school year and after any substantive changes. Parents/eligible students who believe their rights have been violated may file a complaint with: Family Policy Compliance Office U. S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20202-4605

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Assessment


(Education Code §56320-56324) If you refer your child for consideration of Special Education, you have a right to assessment by a multi-disciplinary team of qualified personnel. Such assessment shall occur only with written authorization from the parent/guardian. FREE AND APPROPRIATE EDUCATION - SPECIAL EDUCATION

(IDEA, Education Code §56000; 56365) All individuals with exceptional needs have a right to a free and appropriate public education which includes Special Education and related services in accordance with an Individualized Education Program. When no public school program can provide the educational services required by the Individualized Education Program, then a state-certified, non-public school may be considered as an alternative at no cost to the parents.

SECTION 504, REHABILITATION ACT OF 1973

The parents or guardians shall be notified in writing of all District decisions concerning the identification, evaluation or educational placement of students made under this policy. In the notification of any District decision concerning identification, evaluation or placement under Section 504, the parents will be advised of the right to appeal the decision. HOMELESS STUDENTS The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act guarantees certain rights and protections for homeless students. Contact your school for more information or call The National Center for Homeless Education (1-800-308-2145).

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(Board Policy and Administration Regulation 1312.3) The Governing Board of Riverside Preparatory School recognizes that the School has the primary responsibility for ensuring that it complies with state and federal laws and regulations governing educational programs. The school shall investigate and seek to resolve complaints at the local level. The School shall follow uniform complaint procedures pursuant to state regulations when addressing complaints alleging unlawful discrimination or failures to comply with the law in Adult Basic Education, Consolidated Categorical Aid Programs, Vocational Education, Child Care and Development Programs, Child Nutrition Programs, Special Education Programs and laws regarding unlawful discrimination. Complaints alleging unlawful discrimination must be filed no later than six (6) months from the date of the alleged discrimination. Written complaints of alleged non-compliance with a federal or state law governing education programs must be filed with the Superintendent/Designee. When the subject matter of a complaint is not covered by this policy, the complainant shall be so advised. Within 60 days of receiving the complaint, the CEO/Designee shall prepare and send to the complainant a written report of the district’s investigation and decision. This time period may be extended by written agreement of the complainant.

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If a complainant is dissatisfied with the School’s decision, the complainant may appeal in writing to the California Department of Education within 15 days of receiving written notification of the district’s decision. When appealing to the CDE, the complainant must specify the reason(s) for appealing the School’s decision and must include a copy for resolution if the individual is dissatisfied with the decision of the Local Education Agency. Complainants are hereby notified that they may have alternative local civil law remedies via governmental agencies.

ATTENDANCE (Education Code §48260-48264) Attendance
 Good attendance is important to success in school. Children between the ages of 6-18 are required by law to attend school full-time. Your child misses out when missing school and the district is committed to working with families to ensure attendance. Tardiness/Truancy Any student who is absent from school without a valid excuse for more than three days or tardy in excess of 30 minutes on each of more than three days in one school year is considered truant and will be reported to the attendance supervisor. Any student who has once been reported as truant and who is again absent from school without valid excuse one or more days, or tardy in excess of 30 minutes or more on one or more days, shall again be reported as a truant to the attendance supervisor or superintendent. Habitual Truant A habitual truant is a student who has been reported as truant three or more times per school year. Students may not be deemed habitual truants unless an appropriate district officer or employee has made a conscientious effort to hold at least one conference with a parent or guardian of the pupil and the pupil himself, after the filing of either of the reports required by law. Daily Attendance/CalWorks Under the Welfare and Institutions Code, children of families participating in CalWorks must attend school regularly. Parents must provide attendance reports of their child(ren) upon request of the county. If it is determined that children who are supposed to be in school are not attending, the grant provided to the family may be reduced. Students with poor attendance may not be receiving the full benefit of a Riverside Preparatory Education. Students at Riverside Preparatory School are expected to be in attendance a minimum of 95% of the school year.

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(Education Code §48205) Education Code Section 48205. (a) Not withstanding section 48200, a pupil shall be excused from school when the absence is: (1) Due to his or her illness. (2) Due to quarantine under the direction of a county or city health officer. (3) For the purpose of having medical, dental, optometric, or chiropractic services rendered. (4) For the purpose of attending the funeral services of a member of his or her immediate family, so long as the absence is not more than one day if the service is conducted in California and not more than three days if the service is conducted outside California. (5) For the purpose of jury duty in the manner provided for by law. (6) Due to illness or medical appointment during school hours of a child of whom the pupil is the custodial parent. (7) For justifiable personal reasons, including, but not limited to, an appearance in court, attendance at a funeral service, observance of a holiday or ceremony of his or her religion, attendance at religious retreats, or attendance at an employment conference, when the pupil’s absence has been requested in writing by the parent or guardian and approved by the CEO or a designated representative pursuant to uniform standards established by the governing board. (8) For the purpose of serving as a member of a precinct board for an election pursuant to Section 12302 of the Elections Code. (b) A pupil absent from school under this section shall be allowed to complete all assignments and tests missed during the absence that can be reasonably provided and, upon satisfactory completion within a reasonable period of time, shall be given full credit therefore. The teacher of any class from which a pupil is absent shall determine the tests and assignments shall be reasonably equivalent to, but not necessarily identical to, the tests and assignments that the pupil missed during the absence. (c) For purposes of this section, attendance at religious retreats shall not exceed four hours per semester. (d) Absences pursuant to this section are deemed to be absences in computing average daily attendance and shall not generate state apportionment payments. (e) “Immediate family,” as used in this section, has the same meaning as that set forth in Section 45194, except that references therein to “employee” shall be deemed to be references to “pupil.”

TOBACCO FREE WORKPLACE (Board Policy 4049) It is the intent of the District that all district buildings/schools be tobacco-free. Tobacco-free means the use of tobacco or tobacco products is prohibited on any part of school district grounds or buildings, in district vehicles and at any time by anyone on district property. This includes smoking by staff, students, parents and or other individuals. It is the responsibility of the district administration to make every effort to enforce the policy.

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STUDENT INVOLVEMENT WITH TOBACCO, ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS (Board Policy 5714, Administration Regulation 5144.1) The Board of Education may suspend and/or expel and the superintendent/designee or principal/designee may suspend and/or expel any student who, while under the jurisdiction of the schools, uses, sells, possesses or otherwise furnishes any controlled substance as defined in Section 11053 of the Health and Safety Code.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT - STUDENTS (Board Policy 5145.7) (Education Code §48900.2) The Board of Education is committed to maintaining a learning environment free from harassment, intimidation or insult, student-to-student or adult-to-student, on the basis of an individual's sex. Positive action will be taken to eliminate such practices and remedy their effects. California Education Code section 212.5 defines “sexual harassment” as verbal, visual, or physical conduct of a sexual nature when: 1. Submission to the conduct is explicitly or implicitly made a term or a condition of an individual’s academic status, or progress. 2. Submission to, or rejection of, the conduct by the individual is used as the basis of academic decisions affecting the individual. 3. The conduct has the purpose or effect of having a negative impact upon the individual’s academic performance, or of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive learning environment. 4. Submission to, or rejection of, the conduct by the individual is used as the basis for any decision affecting the individual regarding benefits and services, honors, programs, or activities available at or through the educational institution. For the purposes of this policy, and according to Education Code section 48900.2, the conduct described in section 212.5 must be considered, by a reasonable person of the same gender as the victim, to be sufficiently severe or pervasive to have a negative impact upon the individual’s academic performance or to create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational environment. This policy shall apply to students in grades K through 12. Reporting of Sexual Harassment Any student of the school district who believes that she or he has been the victim of sexual harassment is urged to bring the problem to the attention of the proper school authorities so that appropriate action may be taken to resolve the problem. Staff shall immediately, or within 24 hours, report complaints of sexual harassment to the principal or designee or to another district administrator. Staff shall similarly report any such incidents they may observe, even if the harassed student has not complained. A complaint of sexual harassment of a student by a district employee must also include a report of such allegations to the Superintendent/designee for appropriate investigation and action. When the complaint constitutes an allegation of child abuse or the Principal/ designee

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taking the complaint suspects that child abuse may have occurred, a report must be filed with the appropriate law enforcement/child protective agency as well. Investigation of sexual harassment The principal or designee shall immediately investigate any report of the sexual harassment of a student. Upon verifying that sexual harassment occurred, he/she shall ensure that appropriate action is promptly taken to end the harassment, address it’s effects on the person subjected to the harassment, and prevent any further instances of the harassment. In addition, the student may file a formal complaint with the Superintendent or designee in accordance with the district’s uniform complaint procedures. Confidentiality requirement The district prohibits retaliatory behavior against any complainant or any participant in the complaint process. Information related to a complaint of sexual harassment shall be confidential, and individuals involved in the investigation of such a complaint shall not discuss related information outside the investigation process. Disciplinary action Students who have been found to have sexually harassed other student(s) shall be subject to the following disciplinary consequences including, but not limited to: a.

Disciplinary conferencing with the student and/or parent,

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Recommendation for expulsion for repeated violations.

Suspension and expulsion as a disciplinary consequence for sexual harassment shall not apply to pupils enrolled in kindergarten and grades 1 through 3, inclusive, per Education Code 48900.2.

RULES AND REGULATIONS REGARDING DISCIPLINE (Education Code §35291, §35291.5, 48900, 48904) The Governing Board of each school shall prescribe rules not inconsistent with the laws of the State Board of Education. Each administrator shall take steps to ensure that all rules pertaining to discipline of pupils are communicated to students at the beginning of each school year and to incoming students when they enroll.

PUPIL DISCIPLINE: SUSPENSION AND EXPULSION Education Code 48925 defines suspension, as the removal of a pupil from ongoing instruction for adjustment purposes. A pupil may not be suspended from school or recommended for expulsion unless the administration of the school in which the pupil is enrolled determines that the pupil has: a-1

Caused, attempted to cause, or threatened to cause physical injury to another person.

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Possessed, sold, or otherwise furnished a firearm, knife, explosive, or other dangerous object unless, in the case of a possession of any object of this type, the pupil had obtained written permission to possess the item from a certificated school employee, which is concurred by the principal or designee of the principal.

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Unlawfully possessed, used, sold, or otherwise furnished, or been under the influence of, any controlled substance listed in Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 11053) of Division 10 of the Health and Safety Code, an alcoholic beverage, or an intoxicant or any kind.

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Unlawfully offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell any controlled substance listed in Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 11053) or Division 10 to the Health and Safety Code, an alcoholic beverage, or an intoxicant of any kind, and then either sold, delivered, or otherwise furnished to any person another liquid, substance, or material and represented the liquid, substance, or material as a controlled substance, alcoholic beverage, or intoxicant.

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Committed or attempted to commit robbery or extortion.

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Caused or attempted to cause damage to school property or private property.

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Stolen or attempted to steal school property or private property.

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Possessed or used tobacco, or any products containing tobacco or nicotine products, including but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, miniature cigars, clove cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, snuff, chew packets, and betel. However, this section does not prohibit use or possession by a pupil of his or her own prescription products.

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Committed an obscene act or engaged in habitual profanity or vulgarity.

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Unlawfully possessed or unlawfully offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell any drug paraphernalia, as defined in section 11014.5 of the Health and Safety Code.

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Disrupted school activities or otherwise willfully defied the valid authority of supervisors, teachers, administrators, school officials, or other school personnel engaged in the performance of their duties.

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Knowingly received stolen school property or private property.

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Possessed an imitation firearm. As used in this section, “imitation firearm” means a replica of a firearm that is so substantially similar in physical properties to an existing firearm as to lead a reasonable person to conclude that the replica is a firearm.

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Committed or attempted to commit a sexual assault as defined in section 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.

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Harassed, threatened, or intimidated a pupil who is a complaining witness or witness in a school disciplinary proceeding for the purpose of either preventing that pupil from being a witness or retaliating against that pupil for being a witness or both.

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Unlawfully offered, arranged to sell, negotiated to sell, or sold the prescription drug Soma.

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A pupil who aids or abets, as defined in Section 31 of the Penal Code, the infliction or attempted infliction of physical injury to another person may suffer suspension, but not expulsion, pursuant to the provisions of this section.

In addition to the reasons specified in Sections 48900, a pupil may be suspended from school or recommended for expulsion if the administration of the school in which the pupil is enrolled determines that the pupil has:

48900.2 Committed sexual harassment as defined in Education Code 212.5. For the purposes of this chapter, the conduct described in Section 212.5 must be considered by a reasonable person of the same gender as the victim to be sufficiently severe or pervasive to have a negative impact upon the individual’s academic performance or to create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational environment. This section shall not apply to pupils enrolled in kindergarten and grades 1 to 3, inclusive.

48900.3 Caused, attempted to cause, threatened to cause, or participated in an act of hate, violence, as defined in subdivision of Section 33032.5, for pupils grades 4 to 12.

48900.4 Intentionally engaged in harassment, threats, or intimidation, directed against a pupil or group of pupils, that is sufficiently severe or pervasive to have the actual and reasonably expected effect or materially disrupting class work, creating substantial disorder, and invading the right of the pupil or group of pupils by creating an intimidating or hostile education environment, for pupils in grades 4 to 12.

48900.7 Terroristic threats have been made against school officials to school property or both.

Laser Pointers P.C. 417.27 No student shall possess a laser pointer on any elementary or secondary school premises unless possession of a laser pointer is for a valid instructional or other school related purpose. A pupil may be suspended or expelled for acts that are enumerated in this section and related to school activity or attendance that occur at any time, including, but not limited to, any of the following: 1. 2. 3.

While on school grounds. While going to or coming from school During, or while going to or coming from, a school sponsored event.

Education Code 48900.1 authorizes teachers to require parents of pupils suspended by a teacher to attend a portion of the school day in his or her child or ward’s classroom. The attendance shall be limited to the class from which the pupil was suspended.

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PUPIL DISCIPLINE: DUTY CONCERNING CONDUCT OF PUPIL Education Code 44807 states that every teacher in the public schools shall hold pupils to a strict account for their conduct on the way to and from school, on the playgrounds, or during recess. A teacher, vice principal, or any other certificated employee of a school district, shall not be subject to criminal prosecution or criminal penalties for the exercise, during the performance of his/her duties of the same degree of physical control over a pupil that a parent would be legally privileged to exercise but which in no event shall exceed the amount of physical control reasonably necessary to maintain order, protect property, or protect the health and safety of pupils, or to maintain proper and appropriate conditions conductive to learning. The provisions of this section are in addition to and do not supersede the provision of Section 48900.

VANDALISM/GRAFFITI - STUDENTS (Board Policy 5131.5) The Administration shall suspend and may recommend expulsion of any student, K-12, who has placed graffiti or in any way participated or written on school property without specific permission of the school authorities, or placed graffiti on district or private property while going to and from school. Consequences for graffiti cover may include expulsion, a mandatory work program and full restitution by student or parents for the damage to property. ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT PLAN Code of Regulations, Title 40, states that each school site in the district has an AHERA Report (Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act) which identifies where asbestos is located at the school and the conditions of those areas. A copy of the school report is available at the school site

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