ST. JOHN BOSCO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT â€“ PARENT GUIDE
t . J TABLE of CONTENTS o h Mission & Vision n Philosophy B Nondiscrimination o Safe Child Policy s Salesian Creed c Office of Institutional Advancement o Characteristics of Salesian Education H Outcomes (ISOs) Integral Student GraduationiRequirements CounselinggDepartment Criteria for h Programming S Academic Integrity c Grade Reporting/Exams h Awards - Testing o College Admissions Process o School Policies l for Student Conduct Expectations Attendance2Policies 0 Personal Appearance/Dress Code 1 Student Services 6 Joseph High School Joint Statement SJBHS & Saint - & Extra-Curricular Activities Co-Curricular Student Life2 0 Campus Ministry and Christian Service 1 Athletic Program/Student-Athletes Interscholastic 7 Association/Margheritas Guild SJBHS Parent S Entering and Exiting Campus Directions for t Financial Information Alma Materu d Bell Schedule e Calendar n Map Campus t Committees - Teams - Counselors - Chairs - Dean Course- Catalog FacultyPand Support Staff a Body Constitution Student r e n t G u i d e
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t . MISSION AND VISION J o SJBHS is a distinctive Catholic college preparatory community in the Salesian tradition educating young men with reason, h religion and loving kindness to become men of purpose. We are committed to the formation of good Christians and n honest citizens characterized by faith, intellect, leadership, and citizenship in the image of Jesus Christ. We strive B for excellence in Catholic male formation through intellectual, artistic, spiritual, and physical advancement, o becoming the school of choice for young men in Southern California. s c PHILOSOPHY o H chooses SJBHS is challenged by a Salesian school that offers him the opportunities to develop The young man who i spiritually, morally, intellectually, socially, culturally, artistically and physically. his “whole person" g h The school recognizes itself as a Catholic faith community that reflects tolerance, global concern, love and S students, parents, teachers, administrators and alumni. This atmosphere is sensitive to the understanding among c the student. Each student is taught a basic core curriculum within a Salesian philosophy of individual needs of h of the parent or guardian as the primary educator of the young man. The graduate of SJBHS education, in support should be able toointegrate Catholic values into his daily life as an active member of his family, church and society. o l In addition, the school recognizes itself as a Salesian center for family, parish, education and recreation, which is characterized by 2 a method based upon familiarity, affection and trust. St. John Bosco wrote, “Without familiarity, there 0 and without love expressed there is no trust” As a result, a special bond of mutual respect and is no love expressed, 1 love is nurtured between student and educator. 6 NONDISCRIMINATION 2 0 SJBHS admits students of any race, color, racial and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities 1 generally accorded or made available to students at this school. SJBHS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, racial 7 or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, grant programs, and S school-administered programs. SJBHS adheres to the educational codes of the State of California athletic and other t to private school education within this state. as they pertain u d SAFE CHILD POLICY e n out and take action against child abuse. Young people place a profound moral and sacred trust in "SJBHS must speak t and educational leaders. That trust must never be violated by any person associated with SJBHS. their religious - trust must be dealt with legally and in a swift and compassionate manner for all concerned. Concern Betrayal of that P for the reputation of a suspected individual or the institution is secondary to the child's well-being; our primary a welfare of the child.” concern is the r of the Safe Child Policy can be found on www.bosco.org) (The full version e SJBHS, together nwith, the Province of Saint Andrew the Apostle was found to be in compliance with the highest current t national standards for protecting children by an independent team of specialists to meet or exceed all standards G by Praesidium Inc. for accreditation u (More information on Province Certification can be found on www.donboscowest.org/childsafety) i d e
t SALESIAN CREED . J -We believe that God loves young people. o -We believe that Jesus wants to share his life with young people. h -We believe that his spirit is present in them and through them he wants to build a more authentic and human Christian n community. B -We believe that God is awaiting us in the young to offer us the grace of meeting with him. o -We believe that no young person can be excluded from our hope and activity. s -We believe that in each young person God has placed the beginning of his new life. c o OFFICE OF INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT H i The Office of Institutional Advancement is responsible for the development of resources to ensure the mission of the g and SJBHS grows and thrives for current and future generations of St. John Bosco students. The school is met, h the school is significantly greater than the tuition supports, and so we maintain an active array of cost of operating S opportunities for those who have capacity to make sure Bosco’s high level of programs continues. public support c Institutional Advancement Department, the Fund Development team works in tandem with the As part of the h marketing, communications and admissions offices to maintain high public visibility and to properly convey the o image and mission of the school. Currently, the Fund Development Department has responsibility for the Annual Braves Gala,o Bosco Golf Classic, SJB Alumni Association, sports-related fundraising and school-wide support l on by volunteer organizations on-campus. The office also supports the Development Committee of activities taken the Board of2Directors. The Office of Institutional Advancement manages the SJBHS website, Facebook, Twitter , 0 YouTube, Instagram, Yelp and LinkedIn accounts and produces The Tribe, a quarterly alumni newsletter. 1 The money 6 raised through these efforts benefits the young men and programs at SJBHS. Parents are invited to - and volunteer for these events and committees. Parent volunteers can earn credit for service hours attend, donate 2 Fund Development activities. For more information, please contact the Office of Institutional through select 0 Advancement. 1 7 CHARACTERISTICS OF SALESIAN EDUCATION S t was an exceptional educator. His acute intelligence, common sense and profound spirituality led St. John Bosco him to createu a system of education that develops the whole person - body, heart, mind and spirit. It enhances d growth and freedom while putting the young person at the center. e n entirely on reason, religion and above all on loving-kindness” (Don Bosco) “This system is based t • Salesian education: is world-affirming; assists in the total formation of each individual within the human community; P includes a spiritual dimension that permeates the entire education; is an apostolic instrument; promotes dialogue a and culture. between faith r e • Salesian education: insists on individual care and concern for each person; emphasizes activity on the part of the n student; encourages lifelong openness to growth. t G • Salesian education: is value-oriented; encourages a realistic knowledge, love, and acceptance of self; provides a u realistic knowledge of the world in which we live. i d • Salesian education: proposes Christ as the model of human life; provides adequate pastoral care; celebrates faith in e community prayer, worship and service. personal and • Salesian education: is preparation for active life commitment; services the faith that does justice; seeks to form “good Christians and honest citizens;” manifests a particular concern for the poor. • Salesian education: is an apostolic instrument, in service of the church as it serves human society; prepares students for active participation in the church and the local community. 3
t . • Salesian education: pursues excellence in its work of formation; witness to excellence. J o • Salesian education: stresses lay-Salesian collaboration; relies on a spirit of community among: teaching staff and h administrators; the Salesian community; governing boards; parents; alumni; benefactors and takes place within a n structure that promotes community. B o • Salesian education: adapts means and methods in order to achieve its purposes most effectively; is a “system” of s school with a common vision and common goals; assists in providing the professional training and ongoing formation. c o H i INTEGRAL STUDENT OUTCOMES (ISOs) g h The Bosco Man S c Faith ● A Boscoh Man is able to articulate the essential elements of the Catholic Faith and Salesian Philosophy, and activelyoparticipates in prayer, sacramental life, and service to the school and greater community. o l Intellect ● A Bosco2 Man is able to demonstrate and apply learning in a range of contexts. 0 1 Leadership ● A Bosco6 Man is able to understand, articulates, and models principled decision-making. 2 Citizenship ● A Bosco0 Man is able to engage in the life of the school and greater community in order to foster a more just world. 1 7 S t GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS u d from SJBHS, a student must have: To receive a diploma 1) a history of egood character and citizenship; n 260 units; 2) earned at least 3) participatedt in a grade level retreat during each year of attendance at SJBHS; 4) successfully- completed the following required courses: P GraduationaRequirements - Class of 2020 r 40 units Religion 20 units World Languages e 40 units English 10 units Visual and Performing Arts n 30 units Mathematics 15 units Physical Education t 30 units Science 5 units Health G 30 units Social Studies 40 units Electives u 5) Successful icompletion of required Community Service Hours (20 hours per school year). d e than a C must be remediated in order for a student to graduate. NOTE: Grades lower
t . Criteria for Academic Matriculation J o To enter 10th Grade: h ● Minimum of 50 credits n ● Total GPA minimum is 2.0 B o th To enter 11 Grade: s ● Minimum of 120 credits c minimum is 2.0 ● Total GPA o H To enter 12th Grade: i of 190 credits ● Minimum g minimum is 2.0 ● Total GPA h S c h COUNSELING DEPARTMENT o (www.bosco.org/counseling) o l The Counseling Department is available to students every day of the school year from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. unless 2 We encourage all students and parents to contact the Counseling Department with any questions otherwise noted. or concerns.0 1 6 CRITERIA FOR PROGRAMMING 2 0 Advanced Placement (AP) Policy 1 Advanced Placement program is to provide the student with the educational opportunity to take a The purpose of the recognized 7college-level course in the high school setting. “The Advanced Placement (“AP”) Program is a cooperative S educational endeavor of the College Board...this program is worldwide in its service, its policies are determined tby representatives of member institutions, and its operational services are provided by Educational u Testing Service...Participating colleges grant credit and appropriate placement to students who have done well on the AP examdin May.” e n student must meet the prerequisite for each AP course, or upon approval from the Vice Principal The prospective AP of Academict Affairs. These prerequisites are listed in the St. John Bosco Program of Studies. P AP classes are considered "Honors" courses, with added weight to a student’s grade point average, and it is imperative that studentsa who participate in this program are fully committed to the course rigor and expectations. Students r the AP Examination administered at the end of the year will not earn the added weight to the grade who do not take e point average. n t Bosco Honors Program G Bosco Honors Program provides a rigorous academic experience for students who are seeking to achieve a highly u competitive college admissions profile. The program builds on SJBHS’s current college preparatory curriculum by meeting the iadmission standards for top-tier colleges and universities. Courses will consist of Honors and/or AP d (Advanced Placement) classes in the disciplines of History, English, Mathematics, Science and World Language, e with an emphasis on research, professional experience, service, and communications. All courses are UC/NCAA certified and will be weighted, resulting in a boosted academic grade point average on the student’s transcript. Note: AP or Honors placement is based on multiple criteria and assessment measures, including Academic GPA, grades in the core subject, standardized test results, and/ or teacher/counselor recommendation.
t Class Scheduling . The student is guided in his choice of program for the coming year on the basis of report cards, testing data, and J departmental recommendations. o h Changes or adjustments in a student’s class schedule are handled through the student's Academic Counselor. All class n change requests, either for the first or second semester, must be made by the second week of that semester. B Changes cannot be made based on teacher preference. No course may be dropped after these changes are made. o s There are seven class periods. All students are required to be enrolled in seven periods. c o ACADEMIC INTEGRITY H The guiding morali values of SJBHS embrace a commitment to the personal development of every student (mind, body, g school utilizes characteristics of both Catholic and Salesian Educational Practices to challenge its and spirit). The h students to exhibit the four Integral Student Outcomes in every decision they make. Being a man of Faith, Intellect, Leadership, Sand Citizenship necessitates that each student assume responsibility for their thoughts, words, and c represent themselves and their school with pride, and that teachers and administrators, in support actions as they h the primary educators of the student, provide the positive moral companionship necessary to the of parents as developmentoof a Bosco Man. Honesty, right-reasoning, and ethical decisions are upheld and advanced in all social, athletic, andoacademic endeavors. l Violations of2Academic Integrity include, but are not limited to the following: 0 1 ● Unauthorized aid or assistance in the giving or receiving of information on any form of academic work. 6 ● Copying- language, structure, ideas, and/or thoughts of another and presenting as one's original work. 2 of any untruth, either spoken or written, regarding any circumstances relative to ● Statement 0 work. academic 1 7 Just as academic integrity requires that each student assumes personal responsibility for academic work, moral integrity as S spiritual beings, community contributors, critical thinkers, and lifelong learners demands a similar t personal accountability. Therefore, the deportment of all students as Christian gentlemen is extended expectation of to all areas ofu school-life and school events including all social activities, which also demands a high moral standard of conduct. d e Consequences n 1) For the first toffense, in addition to the Primary Effect of Restorative Justice, the student will receive a grade of “F” on the assignment or assessment, parent conference, and Saturday School. P offense, in addition to the Secondary Effect of Restorative Justice, the student may earn a 2) For the second a of “F”, and may be subject to suspension and probation. The violation may also be noted on his semester grade transcript. r 3) For the third eoffense, the student may be subject to dismissal. The violation will be noted on his transcript. n 4) The school administration reserves the right to alter or revise the consequence based on the severity of the violation. t G u Ineligible – Probation List SJBHS publishesi an “Ineligible-Probation List” at the end of each quarter. All students with a TGPA under a 2.0 or d have incompletes will be placed on this list in the following categories: e Ineligible: Student had been on probation for the previous grading period and fell below the TGPA minimum of 2.0 for the second consecutive grading period. Since the student had an 8-week warning period, he may participate in practices, workouts, conditioning sessions, and/or extracurricular activities. Students who are ineligible must attend subject specific tutoring with teacher(s) at least twice a week. However, the student may not participate in any CIF sponsored contests, nor can he leave class early, dress, or travel with the team of which he is a member. 6
t . Ineligible (CIF): J Student who fails four courses for any grading period cannot practice nor participate in any school activity and/or o athletics. He must completely disassociate himself from all sports programs. h n Probation: B Students on probation are required to adhere to an academic intervention plan and may practice and participate in o school activities and/or athletic events as long as they adhere to the conditions set forth in the intervention plan. A s student on probation will have one grading period to improve his TGPA to a minimum 2.0 and avoid being placed c list. on the ineligible o H Probation/Ineligibility i be, at most, on probation twice in his high school career. The student will be ineligible every time A student can thereafter, ifghis TGPA falls below a 2.00, even if he was not on probation for the previous grading period. h RemediationScredits shall be counted toward making up scholastic deficiencies incurred in the preceding grading c period. Remediation courses that are to be used for eligibility must be completed and received by the Main Office no later thanhthe first day of the subsequent grading period. o o l GRADE REPORTING 2 POWERSCHOOL0provides an online platform accessible to all students/parents to view student information. With proper 1 may access class schedules, attendance, grades, test scores and graduation requirements for identification, parents 6 be noted that the school stresses parent involvement in their son's education as a significant factor their son. It should in school success- and achievement. Questions regarding the PowerSchool service can be directed to the Registrar at 2 Ext. 511. 0 1 are issued during the school year. We strongly encourage parent/guardians to conduct weekly No progress reports 7 of their student’s grades. Faculty Instructors are required to calculate posted assignments on a weekly audits and reviews basis. Student’s S grades are accessible to the parents via the internet and/or through the school’s main office. t Report cards will u be issued at the completion of the first and second semesters. “Mid semester grades” are not recorded d on permanent transcripts; however, they are used to determine eligibility. Report cards issued at the end of the first and second semesterse showing final grades will be recorded on the official permanent transcript and are used to determine n eligibility. t Each semester consists of the following grading periods: P Mid-Semester a r reports in all subjects will be posted online (PowerSchool) during the calendared dates indicating Mid-Semester grade the current gradeein each class. n t Semester Mailed in JanuaryGand June. At the end of eachu semester, final assessments are given and are followed by semester grades. Only semester i grades are entered on the student’s official high school transcript. Online coursework is applied and recorded at d term in which it is completed. Grade reports for the first semester and second semester are online. the end of the e for dates. Check calendar
t Assessments . Unit Assessments J Benchmark assessments are administered four times a semester, at the end of each major unit of instruction during o the following time periods: h n Semester Assessments B A semester assessments will not be processed if the student has not been cleared financially, been suspended, and/or o if there is a ‘hold’ due to athletics, books, etc. All students are required to be present for Semester Assessments. s Personal reasons for missing an exam cannot be excused and may result in an “F” for the exam. Invalid excuses are c visits, weddings, court, work, etc. Valid excuses are medical (with documentation from a health personal trips, family o care provider) and absence due to a death in the immediate family (with documentation from a newspaper, funeral, or H memorial service.) i g Fall Semester Unit Spring Semester Unit Assessments - February 7-10 h Assessments - September 6-9 S Fall Mid Semester Spring Mid Semester Assessments - March 7-16 c Assessments - October 3-14 h Fall Semester Unit Spring Semester Unit Assessments - April 7-12 o Assessments - November 7-1 o Fall Final Semester Spring Final Assessments - May 22-June 1 l Assessments - December 12-22 2 0 Community College If a student wants1to take a course at a community college, he needs to get written permission from his Academic 6 Vice Principal of Academic Affairs. A student will receive 5.0 credits for a one semester high school Counselor and the course taken at a-community college. Courses that are at least 3 units and CSU/UC transferrable will earn 10 high 2 official record must be sent to the Main Office of SJBHS upon completion of the course. All courses school credits. An 0 College for advancement passed with a C or better grade will earn an extra grade point for taken at Community 1 purposes of calculating GPA. 7 Department TestSDays & Make-Up Policy t the number of daily summative assessments evenly, departments will follow the testing schedule In order to distribute u below: d a) Monday: Noesummative assessments are allowed except during calendared assessment periods. n b) Tuesday: Mathematics, Religious Studies, Social Science, and Visual and Performing Arts. c) Wednesday tand Thursday (Block Days): All Departments may give full period examinations. - Science and World Languages. d) Friday: English, P on a previously announced full-period test day may be required to make-up the test on e) Students absent the day theyareturn to class. r f) After an absence, a student is allowed a minimum make-up time, in school days, equivalent to the e number of school days missed during the absence, to complete any assignments missing (i.e. If a n from class on Thursday and Friday, and returns to class on Monday his assignments student is absent t are due on Wednesday). G Eligibility in the uLocal Context (ELC) i The top 12% of juniors with the highest UC/CSU GPAs are candidates to participate in the Eligibility in the Local Context d University of California. Transcripts of these students are sent to the UC for screening. Students for admission to the who are identifiedeas ELC will be guaranteed a seat in the UC System but not to a specific campus. The ELC students must still apply to the UC during the regular application period in November of their senior year. Family Educational and Privacy Right Act According to the Family Educational and Privacy Right Act of 1974, all personal information relating to the student which is kept on school records may not be released without the consent of parents or legal guardian or adult students (18 years or older). All student records are open to both student and parent by appointment with the Principal. 8
t . Grade Point Average (GPA) J Grade point averages (GPA) are based on the letter grade a student receives in a course and the number of course o credits that each course is worth. A student’s grade point average (GPA) may be calculated in the following way: h n 1) Assign a numerical value to the letter grade you received for each of your courses: A=4; B=3; C=2; D=1; F=0. B Students enrolled in Advanced Placement or Honors Courses are awarded grade points as follows: A=5; B=4; o C=3; D=1; F=0. s 2) Multiply each numerical value by the number of credits that course is worth. All courses at Bosco are worth 5 c credits. [Example: World Religions is a 5 credit course. A “B” in this class has a value of 3 points. 5 x 3 = 15. o World Religions is worth 15 points. ] H earned for each of your courses. 3) Total the points i number of points earned by the total number of course credits taken. 4) Divide the total g is the GPA. 5) The quotient h Only the semesterSgrades are recorded on the student’s transcript. c h o Total Grade Point Average (TGPA) Weighted o The Weighted Total Grade Point Average is based on all the courses that a student has taken. This calculation includesl the extra GPA points for Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) level coursework. It excludes 2 Credit/No Credit coursework. It is used to determine a student’s eligibility for extracurricular Pass/Fail, 0 participation. It is not used for ranking of students or academic awards. (See “Ineligible – Probation List”, pages 61& 7). 6 - Total Grade Point Average (UTGPA) Weighted 2 Grade Point Average is based on all the courses that a student has taken. This calculation excludes The Total 0 GPA points for Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) level coursework. It also excludes Pass/Fail, the extra 1 Credit coursework. Credit/No 7 S Point Average (AGGPA) A-G Grade t GPA includes all graded coursework (weighted) taken for credit after 9th grade that is A-G approved. The A-G u This calculation includes the extra GPA points for Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) level coursework. It d Pass/Fail, Credit/No Credit coursework. It is used for determining academic recognitions. excludes e n Grading t of grading is to record the academic progress of student learning in relation to the subject matter The primary purpose - Achievement is measured objectively and is conveyed in the form of a letter grade. learning standards. P a the weighting of grading criteria. not including the Citizenship grade that assesses student progress Grading calculations, r will be communicated at the beginning of each semester in the course syllabus. Grading criteria and their weight e communicated to the students and parents through a classroom syllabus. calculations will be n t of Standards Assessments/Formative Assessments ● Practice StudentGexperiences or assignments presented during coursework that facilitate understanding and practice u of the learning objectives. Practice of Standards Assessments evaluate process-based learning criteria such i effort, class preparedness, and completion of assignments. These assessments are important as as student d students to process content, but may not directly measure a student’s skill level of learning the they allow content.e Practice of Standards Assessments must be considered as 0% of the student's final grade. For example, an in-class assignment requiring students to practice solving math problems with the use of their books, notes or other aids; or taking notes on a lecture would qualify for this category.
t Mastery of Standards Assessments/Summative Assessments . Student experiences or assignments presented during coursework that objectively measure a student’s level J of mastery of the learning objectives. Mastery of Standards Assessments evaluate product-based learning o criteria such as essay writing, playing a musical instrument, or performance on final assessments. Mastery h of Standards Assessments must be weighted 100% of a student’s final grade. n B SJBHS "Approved Academic Grading Scales": o s 90% -100% = A This grade indicates a student has demonstrated advanced mastery of the learning standards at c the deepest level. o 80% - 89% = B This grade indicates a student has demonstrated mastery of the learning standards.. 70% - 79% = C H This grade indicates a student has demonstrated basic mastery of the learning standards 60% - 69% = D i This grade indicates a student is approaching mastery of the learning standards 50% - 59% = F g This grade indicates a student has not yet demonstrated mastery of the learning standards INC h An “INC” indicates that the student has not provided enough evidence of learning to earn a final S grade. c h Incomplete If approved by theoadministration, it is the student’s responsibility to provide the missing evidence of learning necessary o grade within one (1) week of the end of the semester. If after one (1) week the missing work not to earn a final l taken, the incomplete assignment grades will become a 50%. 2 0 Naviance 1 program with single sign-in for students and parents that promotes college and career readiness Naviance is an online 6 through its application programs: 2 Planner ● Success ● Course0Planner ● College1Planner ● Career 7Planner S Naviance willt be used by the Counseling Department to guide students in identifying their college major and career u choice, for college/academic announcements (e.g. scholarships, field trips, college visits), to SJBHS, as well as d submitting documentation to select colleges in the senior year during college e application season. n t Remediation of Grades/Repeating Courses - in which a grade of C or better was earned cannot be repeated/ recorded on a student’s 1. Courses P transcript. a in which a grade of “D/F” was earned must be repeated to meet graduation requirements. 2. Courses r grades are not replaced on transcripts by repeating the course. Repeated courses are listed as a 3. Original neweentry on student transcripts in addition to the previously recorded grade. n 4. In calculating GPAs, SJBHS uses the repeated course grade. t 5. Students may not take remediation courses at other schools in lieu of taking them through SJBHS’s G school or online academy. summer u 6. All remediation courses must be made up during the following summer session prior to the next semester i for the student to advance to the next grade level. in order d e Senior Exit Interview ●
The Senior Exit Interview (“SEI”) experience provides members of the graduating class with an opportunity to reflect on and share the experience of their four years of learning and personal growth in the presence of a panel consisting of school stakeholders. Each panel includes administrators, teachers, staff, parents, alumni, alumni parents and a member of the junior class. The quality of the interview is assessed by the panel members using a common rubric and the senior must achieve a passing mark. If a senior does not achieve a passing mark, he will be scheduled for another interview with a special panel named by the principal to achieve a passing score.
t . Summer Athletic Camps J Our summer athletic camps are designed for registered SJBHS students who plan on participating in the St. John Bosco o athletic program the following school year. These camps are required for all returning student- athletes that are h planning on participating in athletics the following school year. Returning student-athletes may be asked to receive n permission from the program head coach to participate. These camps are not required for incoming freshmen, but B are highly recommended. Costs and camp schedules are available in the spring time. o s Summer School Purpose Bridge Program: c This program provides those students entering SJBHS with the fundamental skills, attitudes, and o concepts necessary for success in high school. Students scoring in the range of 1, 2, and 3 on the HSPT must enroll in the H two-week session. i g Remediation: Remediation courses provide an opportunity for students who have failed required courses during the h year to obtain semester credit. Students with a "D" or "F" in an academic course may enroll in "High regular school S School Remediation." Course content in summer school constitutes one semesterâ€™s work per session. c h Advancement: Advancement courses provide the opportunity to advance in Math, Science, World Language, or General o Education sequences, or qualify a student for higher level coursework. o l 2 Transcripts 0 official record of scholastic work accomplished by the student during high school. Transcripts are The transcript is the forwarded to1colleges and universities upon request. Tuition accounts must be current before a transcript is 6 graduation, fees for services are as follows: $5.00 fee for 3+ business days; or $10.00 for 1-2 released. After - for each transcript sent by the Main Office. Forms may be downloaded from the SJBHS website business days 2 and submitted via mail with the accompanying fee. Same day service will incur a $20.00 (www.bosco.org) 0 agencies requesting graduation/attendance verification will also incur the same fee. charge. Outside 1 7 Transfers from SJBHS Transfers to otherSschools are issued only at the request of parents or guardians. Such requests must be made in writing or preferablyt through a personal visit to the Vice Principal of Student Affairs. Transcripts of grades will reflect the u last official grading period and will be forwarded only when financial obligations have been met. d e n t P a r e n t G u i d e
t . AWARDS J o a) Awards are given in all academic areas at the end of the school year. Awards in each area are determined after the h spring mid semester grades are recorded.. Only the top student of each academic class will receive recognition. n Awards are also presented in the fields of: ASB, Athletics, Journalism, Ministry, Service, Spirit, Yearbook, etc. B b) The St. John Bosco Award is presented to the outstanding student in each class who excels in Christian service o and for his supportive cooperation with his peers, teachers, and administration. s c) The Athlete of the Year Award is presented to a graduating senior who has excelled as an outstanding athlete in one or morecvarsity sports while a student at SJBHS. o d) The Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award is presented to the graduating senior who has achieved high quality H (TGPA 3.0 or higher over first seven semesters of high school) and at the same time excelled in academic grades one or moreivarsity sports while at SJBHS. A Scholar-Athlete will also be awarded at the 9th, 10th, and 11th grade g levels to a student who has achieved high quality academic grades (TGPA 3.0 or higher at the 1 st semester grading h period of that particular school year) and also excelled in one or more sports. S e) A “Scholar-Athlete” patch will be distributed to any student-athlete who appears on an official Varsity roster at the time that fallcsemester grades are posted. In addition, the student-athlete must appear on the fall semester honor h roll list. A student-athlete may only earn one patch per school year. Patches will be distributed by the school and may only beoworn on an official SJBHS lettermen’s jacket. o f) The Scholar-Artist of the Year Award is presented to the graduating senior who has achieved high quality academic l 3.0 or higher over first seven semesters of high school) and at the same time excelled in one or more grades (TGPA 2 areas of the arts while at SJBHS. A Scholar-Artist will also be awarded at the 9th, 10th, and 11th services in the grade levels0to a student who has achieved high quality academic grades (TGPA 3.0 or higher at the 1 st semester 1 of that particular school year) and also excelled in one or more areas of the arts. grading period g) A recognition6 for "The Top 25" from 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades is celebrated during Academic Awards Night. - Grade Point Average" (as explained on page 9) is used for the basis of the commendation. Note: The "Academic The Top 25 2 will be those students ranked by AGGPA for grades 9-12 and for: 0 of 1 semester of SJBHS 9th: minimum 1 of 2 semesters at SJBHS 10th: minimum 7 of 4 semesters at SJBHS 11th: minimum S of 5 semesters at SJBHS 12th: minimum h) Recognition tof Honors at Graduation: AGGPA of 3.5 to 3.74 for Honors; 3.75 to 3.99 for High Honors; and 4.0 or u higher for Valedictorian Status. d e Valedictory/Valedictorian Status n achieved an AGGPA of 4.00 or higher for seven (7) semesters are granted Valedictorian Status. Students who have The Valedictoriant Speaker is chosen by those sharing Valedictorian status to represent the Valedictory cohort at Commencement.P a is presented to a senior who is ranked first according to the following criteria: The Valedictory r e of 6 semesters of SJBHS grades, including 1 semester of senior year. ● Minimum n for seven (7) semesters and total number of academic courses taken at SJBHS. ● Use AGPA t ● The Valedictorian Speaker is selected from among his peers also holding Valedictorian Status. G ● Final decision is made by the Valedictorian Committee comprised of the Principal, Vice Principal of Academic Affairs, uCounselors, and CYM to review top candidates in April of senior year based upon AGGPA and rigor of i curriculum. d e The senior Graduation Speaker is chosen from the class by the Principal in collaboration with Valedictorian Status students to represent the class at the graduation ceremonies. TESTING ACT College Entrance Exam 12
t Colleges, universities and scholarship programs require or recommend that their prospective applicants take the ACT . battery tests. Students have a choice of six test dates for taking the ACT. The test consists of four (4) parts: J English, Mathematics, Reading and Science Reasoning. These tests are each scored on a scale of 1-36, and the o scores are then averaged to a composite overall score of 1-36. There is an optional writing section for UC and h competitive university candidates. The composite score provides an estimate of the student’s ability to succeed in n college. Register online for this test at www.actstudent.org. B o s Advanced Placement Examinations c Examinations, scored by the College Board, are offered annually to give high school students Advanced Placement o opportunities to demonstrate college-level achievement and to earn college credit (a score of 3, 4 or 5 is required). H in May of the school year. These take place i PreliminarygScholastic Aptitude/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) [9th - 11th Grade]h S is offered in October by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) on behalf of the College Board and The PSAT/NMSQT the National cMerit Scholarship Corporation. The PSAT/NMSQT measures critical reading, writing and mathematical h abilities important in college work. This exam is required of juniors, who wish to seek recognition and financial o scholarship programs administered by NMSQT. The PSAT/NMSQT test is administered on National awards through o Test Day in October. l SAT College2 Entrance Exam 0 Test is a measure of the critical thinking, writing, and mathematical skills students need for academic The SAT Reasoning 1 success in college and is comprised of three (3) sections: Critical Reading, Math, and Writing.” The SAT assesses 6 how well students analyze and solve problems—skills students learned in school that are needed in college. Each - SAT is scored on a scale of 200-800, and the writing section will contain two sub-scores. It is section of the administered2seven (7) times a year.Register online at www.sat.collegeboard.org. 0 SAT Subject1 Tests 7 These tests are administered by College Board and are designed to measure the level of achievement in a particular S Subject tests are offered in English, History/Social Studies, Mathematics (Level 1 and 2), Science, subject matter. t and Languages. No student can take these on the same days as he takes the SAT. Registration is completed u online at www.sat.collegeboard.com. The UC no longer requires these exams for admission but some competitive majors may.dPlease research each college of choice to confirm its requirements. e n t COLLEGE ADMISSIONS PROCESS P Prerequisites for Four Year Colleges College Admission Requirements foracollege admissions may vary from campus to campus, so it is important to research the admissions r college of your choice for specific information. However, most four year colleges require a minimum website of the e number of academic courses for admission: n 4 years t English 3 - 4 years G College-Preparatory Mathematics 2 - 3 years u Same World Language 2 - 3 years i Science with Laboratory 2 - 3 years d Social Studies 1 year e Visual & Performing Arts 2 years
Again, these requirements represent a minimum. In addition, a particular college may have its own additional requirements. A grade of "D" does NOT fulfill the college entrance requirement. College Applications 13
t Applications for entrance to colleges should be made in the early part of the fall semester of the senior year. It is often . wise to apply to 3-5 carefully selected colleges. The UC filing period is from November 1st to November 30th and J the CSU period is from October 1st to November 30th. Applications for UC o (www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/) and CSU (www.csumentor.edu) are available online. For private, h Catholic or independent colleges, visit www.commonapp.org, www.catholiccollegesonline.org, www.aiccu.edu, and n www.ucan-network.org to access their admissions information. B o College Entrance Examinations s A student must take one of two college entrance tests; either the SAT or ACT. The results of the test are sent to the c student's choice. You may register online to take these exams in the spring semester of 11 th grade college of the o and in October or November of your 12th grade year. For highly competitive colleges, it is recommended that the student takeHthe SAT and 2 Subject Tests, and/or the ACT Plus Writing. Please consult the Counseling Department i for more details. g h Aid (For Grants, Need-Based Scholarships, Work-study, Student Loans) College Financial S financial aid is from January 1st to March 2nd in the senior year. The Free Application for Federal The filing period for Student Aid c (FAFSA), www.fafsa.ed.gov, is the main application used for determining need for financial assistance. h need to complete and submit the SSS/Profile form and the Cal Grant GPA Verification form You may also o (www.CalGrants.org). The window for submitting these documents is January 1 st to March 2nd. More information o the Counseling Department. is available in l 2 College Representative Presentation 0 fall semester, various college representatives visit SJBHS to make presentations, answer questions Primarily during the 1 and supply students with applications and/or brochures about their colleges. The presentations are usually at lunch 6 to all students. On occasion, a presentation will be made during class time. Students are informed time and open about college- visits via Naviance, Brave TV, the SJBHS website, and notices posted in the Counseling Department. 2 0 College Scholarships 1 Various college scholarship information and applications become available throughout the school year. Scholarship 7 due dates are available through the National Scholarship Search engine of their Naviance Family information and S Connection account. Certain scholarships are also posted in the Counseling Department. t u College Search d e The Counseling Department has a variety of materials to assist students in the college search. Each student has access n to several college search options through their Naviance Family Connection account. t College Visits P Bus trips to local aarea colleges take place at least twice a year. Each trip will visit two campuses; a small fee and signr Information about a scheduled trip is made through Naviance, Daily Announcements, and the up is required. e Principalâ€™s Bulletin. n t G u i d e
2016 â€“ 2017 SAT & SUBJECT TEST DATES (www.collegeboard.org) Register online for SAT: www.sat.collegeboard.org
t TEST DATES TEST REG. DEADLINES LATE REGISTRATION* . October 1, 2016 SAT & Subject Tests September 1, 2016 September 13, 2016** J September 20, 2016*** o November 5, 2016 SAT & Subject Tests October 7, 2016 October 18, 2016** h October 25, 2016*** n December 3, 2016 SAT & Subject Tests November 3, 2016 November 15, 2016** B November 22, 2016*** o January 21, 2017◊ SAT & Subject Tests December 21, 2016 January 3, 2017** s January 10, 2017*** c March 11, 2017 SAT Only February 10, 2017 February 21, 2017** o February 28, 2017*** May 6, 2017H SAT & Subject Tests April 7, 2017 April 18, 2017** i April 25, 2017*** June 3, 2017g SAT & Subject Tests May 9, 2017 May 16, 2017** h May 24, 2017*** S * Denotes acfee applies/**Denotes for mailed registrations/***Denotes for registrations made online/phone. h ◊ Denotes SJBHS will not be a test site for this particular date. o __________________________________________________________________________________________ o l 2016 – 2017 ACT ASSESSMENT TEST DATES 2 (www.act.org) 0 Register online for ACT: www.actstudent.org 1 6 TEST DATES TEST REG. DEADLINES LATE REGISTRATION* - 2016 September 10, ACT or ACT + Writing August 5, 2016 August 6-19, 2016 October 22, 22016 ACT or ACT + Writing September 16, 2016 September 17-30, 2016 0 2016 December 10, ACT or ACT + Writing November 4, 2016 November 5-18, 2016 February 11,12017 ACT or ACT + Writing January 13, 2017 January 14-20, 2017 April 8, 20177 ACT or ACT + Writing March 3, 2017 March 4-17, 2017 S June 10, 2017 ACT or ACT + Writing May 5, 2017 May 6-19, 2017 t * Denotes a ufee applies. d e CSU - UC ELIGIBILITY - CURRENT FOR APPLICANTS FOR THE 2016-2017 ACADEMIC YEAR n ______________________________________________________________________________________ t P a r e n t G u i d e
2017 AP EXAM DATES (www.collegeboard.org)
t . DATE OF TEST MORNING TEST _ (8:00 a.m.) J o Monday, May 1, 2017 Chemistry h Environmental Science n B Tuesday, May 2, 2017 Computer Science A* o Spanish Language & Culture s Wednesday,c May 3, 2017 English Literature & Composition o H i 4,, 2017 Thursday, May US Government & Politics-TBA g Friday, Mayh5, 2017 German Language & Culture* S US History c h 8, 2017 Monday, May Biology o Music Theory* o l 9, 2017 Tuesday, May Calculus AB 2 Calculus BC 0 Wednesday,1 May 10, 2017 English Language & Composition 6 2 11, 2017 Thursday, May Comparative Government & Politics 0 World History 1 Friday, May712, 2017 Human Geography S Microeconomics* t u exams not administered at SJBHS. * Denotes AP d e n t P a r e n t G u i d e
AFTERNOON TEST (12:00 p.m.+) Psychology* Art History Physics 1: Algebra-Based Japanese Language & Culture Physics 2: Algebra-Based Chinese Language & Culture Seminar Computer Science Principles* Physics C: Mechanics* Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism* French Language & Culture Spanish Literature & Culture Italian Language & Culture* Macroeconomics* Statistics* European History* Latin*
CSU-UC Comparison of Admission Requirements for 2016-2017 Freshmen Admission California State University (CSU)
University of California (UC)
HIGH SCHOOL GPA
t Calculate GPA using only "a-g" approved courses taken after the 9th grade, including summer courses. All “a-g” courses and . grades must be reported. J SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS o Fifteen (15) year-long college preparatory courses are required with grade of C or better: h 11 UC-required college-preparatory n courses must be completed prior to senior year B (including summer courses) o Two (2) years of history/social science, including one (1) year of U.S. history OR “a”: History/Social Science s one (1) semester of U.S. history and one (1) semester of American government, AND… c o One (1) year of history/social science from either the “a” or “g” One (1) year of world history, cultures, and H subject area geography from the “a” subject area Four (4) years of college preparatory English composition/literature “b”: English i (including no more than one (1) year of Advanced ESL/ELD) g The ESL/ELD cannot be completed during the senior h year. S Three (3) years of mathematics (algebra I and II, geometry); four (4) years recommended* c (Integrated math sequences may be used to satisfy the “c” Mathematics requirement.) “c”: Mathematics h Students applying to UC must complete a geometry course (or a series of integrated math courses o with geometry content). o l Two (2) years of laboratory science 2 At least one(1) year of physical science and one (1) year of Must include at least two (2) of the three foundational “d”: Laboratory Science subjects of biology, chemistry, and physics; both biological science, one from the “d” subject area and 0 courses must be from the “d” subject area; three (3) the other from the “d” or “g” area** 1 years recommended 6 Two (2) years (or equivalent to the 2nd level high school course) of language other than English (must be the same language, American Sign Language accepted)* 2 0 “e”: Language Other 1 Three (3) years recommended than English 7 “f”: Visual & Performing One (1) year (equivalent to one-year or two-semesters) required, chosen from one of the following disciplines: Dance, Music, S Arts Theater, or Visual arts (e.g. painting, web/graphic design/film/video; inter/multimedia arts). t May complete two (2) semester long courses selected u from the same discipline. d One (1) year of an elective chosen from any area on approved "a-g" course list “g”: College Preparatory e Elective n REPEATED COURSES t Required “a-g” courses must be completed with a grade of C Required “a-g” courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. Any course may be repeated. There is no or better. Courses in which grades of D/F are earned P limitation on the number of times a course can be may be repeated. There is no limitation on the number repeated. of times a course can be repeated. The first instance of a grade C or better will be used in the GPA calculation. r e * Coursework completed inn 7th or 8th grade can be used to satisfy “c” and “e” requirements. t ** It is best to prepare for both the UC and the CSU by completing two laboratory courses from the “d” subject area. G Information is accurate as of October 15, 2015. u Note: Numerous Career Technical Education courses are approved for fulfillment of “a-g” subject requirements. i d e
CSU-UC Comparison of Admission Requirements for 2016-2017 Freshmen Admission Honors Points 17
t Maximum of eight (8) extra grade points from four (4) year-long courses (8 semesters) awarded for UC-approved . high school created honors, AP, or IB courses and transferable college courses. No more than two (2) yearJ long courses (4 semesters) completed in 10th grade can be used in the honors points calculation. o TEST SCORES – h ACT/SAT n ACT or SAT Reasoning B Test required for CSU applicants to impacted The ACT Plus Writing or the SAT is required for all campuses and programs. Test required for CSU UC applicants. o applicants to non-impacted campuses, who have s UC uses the highest composite score from the c earned an “a-g” GPA of less than 3.0. o ACT Plus Writing or highest total score from the SAT from the same test date. Some campuses may H CSU combines best critical reading and math scores from multiple sittings on SAT; may combine best recommend SAT Subject Tests for specific majors. i subscores from multiple ACT tests to calculate a best g h composite. S c It is highly recommended that students take the h ACT/SAT assessment test in their junior year of high o school. o l UC SYSTEM: 2 University of California Campuses Berkeley0- Davis - Irvine - Los Angeles - Merced - Riverside - San Diego - Santa Barbara - Santa Cruz 1 6 INFORMATION: -You must submit the following test scores: 1. Either the2SAT or the ACT with Writing. The verbal and mathematics scores on the SAT must be from 0 the same sitting. SAT or ACT scores must be submitted. 2. Criteria for 1 admission: Strength of program; GPA in “a-g” courses (grades 10-12), SAT Reasoning or ACT & Writing); major; personal statement; activities; and campus. 7 S SCHOLARSHIP tREQUIREMENT: Students must earn at least a “C” in each of the courses for admission and must earn an overall u minimum 3.0 GPA in those on the UC approved list, which are taken after the 9 th grade. d ADMISSION BY eEXAMINATION ALONE: If scholarship and subject requirements for admission are not met, it is still possible to qualifynfor admission as a freshmen by examination alone. t HONORS COURSES: The University assigns extra points for up to eight semesters of certified honors level and advanced placement courses taken in the last three years of high school: A=5 points, B=4 points, and C=3 points. P No more than a four semesters of certified honors level courses taken in the 10 th grade may be given extra points. A grade of “D”rin an honors or advanced placement course does not earn extra points. e The coursesnmust be in the following “a-g” subjects: history, English, advanced mathematics, laboratory science, and language t other than English, and they must be certified at your high school as offered at the honors level. In these fields, G as well as in the fields of computer science, social science, and the visual and performing arts, courses that are designed to prepare students for an Advanced Placement Examination of the College Board or a Higher u Level Examination of the International Baccalaureate and college courses that are transferable to the University are i acceptable honors level courses. d e “D” and “F” GRADES: “D” and “F” grades in the “a-g” courses must be repeated or validated. Consult with a counselor to determine how grades can be improved and how the University will use them in evaluating your scholarship record. Grades for repeated courses in which you initially earned a grade of “C” or better will not be used. TRANSCRIPTS: Students must also arrange for a final transcript that includes senior year grades and a statement of 18
t graduation to be sent to the campus where student will be attending. . J SUBJECT REQUIREMENT: Complete certain high school subjects with a grade “C” or higher. These include: o a. History 2 years h b. English 4 years n c. Mathematics 3 years (4 years recommended) – Algebra, Algebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus, B Statistics or courses combining these subjects. o d. Laboratory Science 2 years from 2 of the following disciplines: Biology, Chemistry, Physics. s e. Language other than English 2 years (3 years recommended) – Courses must be in one language. c f. Visual/Performing Arts 2 Semesters from one of the following disciplines: Dance, Theater, Music, Visual Arts. o g. College Preparatory Electives 1 year: H “a-f” course or “g” category elective 1. Advanced i 2. an additional year in the same language used for “e” above or two years of a second language other than g English. h 3. one additional year sequence of any lab science. 4. visualS& performing arts. c requirements must be completed by the end of the 11th grade. 11 of these 15 h o APPLICATION FILING PERIOD (November 1st to November 30th): All campuses observe the dates listed below for the beginning ofoapplication filing. Each campus will accept for consideration all applications submitted during the filing l Admission requirements for non-resident applicants are higher than those for California residents. period. Note: 2 0 1 University of California Website SJBHS 6 for information and applications. CEEB School Code: -www.ucop.edu/admissions/ 050260 2 0 1 CSU SYSTEM: 7 California State University Campuses S Bakersfield – Channel Islands – Chico – Dominguez Hills – East Bay – Fresno – Fullerton – Humbolt – t Long Beach – Los Angeles – Maritime – Monterey – Northridge – Pomona – Sacramento – San Bernardino – u San Diego – San Francisco – San Jose – San Luis Obispo – San Marcos – Sonoma – Stanislaus d e EXAMINATION AND SCHOLASTIC REQUIREMENTS: n t FIRST TIME FRESHMEN: 1. Scores of either the American College Test (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) are required. P 2. To be eligible, students with a given grade point average must present the corresponding ACT composite or a SAT total score. Conversely students with a given ACT composite or SAT total score must present the r corresponding GPA to be eligible. In other words, the lower the GPA - the higher the test score required. e 3. Grade point averages are based on work completed in the last three years of high school, exclusive of physical n education and military science. Students with a 3.0 or higher GPA are eligible with any score on the entrance t examination. Students earning a GPA below 2.0 are not eligible for admission. G 4. CSU subject requirements are the same as UC Requirements. (See pages 17 - 20 or visit u www.csumentor.edu.) i d e
California State University Website for current information and application. www.csumentor.edu
SJBHS CEEB School Code: 050260
t . LOWER DIVISION TRANSFERS: J Students with less than 60 transferable semester (84 quarter) units of college work completed. o 1. Same as 1, 2 & 3 above. h 2. A “C” average on all college work completed. n B UPPER DIVISION TRANSFERS: o Students who have completed 60 or more transferable semester units or 84 quarter units of college work with a s “C” average or better. (High School GPA and test scores are then waived.) c o TRANSCRIPTS: H arrange for a final transcript that includes senior year grades and a statement of graduation. Students must also i g FILING PERIOD: APPLICATION All campusesh observe the dates listed (October 1st to November 30th) for the initial filing period. Applicants are encouraged Sto file within the initial filing period. c h NOTE: Admission requirements for non-resident applicants are higher than those for California residents. o and number of applicants affect CSU and UC campuses at this time. Impacted majors o l 2 0 1 6 2 0 1 7 S t u d e n t P a r e n t G u i d e
SCHOOL POLICIES Abortion
t The teaching of the Catholic Church is clear regarding the inviolable right to life of all human beings, the reverence and . respect owed to each person including those conceived and not yet born, and the morally indefensible procurement J of abortion. The involvement of any student in procuring or assisting in the procurement of an abortion is cause for o such student to be dismissed from school. h n Admission B SJBHS is a Catholic, all-boys high school whose philosophy and mission is based on the call of the United States Catholic o Bishops, "To Teach as Jesus Did." Admission to SJBHS is open to all boys who have successfully completed the s eighth grade in good standing. Ninth grade applicants must: c School Placement Test (HSPT) examination in the year applying. 1) Take the High o 2) Submit a transcript of work completed in the seventh and eighth grades. H 3) Submit a recommendation form completed by the present principal and eighth grade teacher(s). 4) Participate ini an interview. g h SJBHS has established enrollment policies in concert with the California Interscholastic Federation Transfer students*: S following conditions: (CIF) with the c 1) Accepts students on a space available basis. h for its educational services. 2) Charges tuition o requirements pertaining to academic standards, behavior, and potential for success in a Catholic 3) Has admissions o college preparatory environment. l available in the Main Office. * Applications are 2 0 learning disability must have the appropriate documentation on file both in his permanent record and A student with any 1 in the Counseling Department. The school's curriculum and program of studies does not include special education. All students 6must take the courses recommended by the school. 2 Book, "undue influence is any act, gesture or communication (including accepting material or financial As per the CIF Blue inducement 0 to attend a CIF member school for the purpose of engaging in CIF competition regardless of the source) 1 which is performed personally, or through another, which may be objectively seen as an inducement, or part of a 7 process of inducing a student, or his/her parent or guardian, by or on behalf of, a member school, to enroll in, transfer to, S or remain in, a particular school for athletic purposes." Violation of this policy may jeopardize the t student. (Reference: CIF Blue Book) eligibility of the u d Cases/Personal Belongings Book Bags/Laptop e Students will be allowed to have their school book bag(s) in class. This will be limited to only one (1) backpack containing n academic related items and/or one (1) backpack or case specifically designed to contain a laptop computer. No t will be allowed in any classroom throughout the course of the day. If bags or any other personal athletic bag(s) - are found unsecured, anywhere on campus, the bag(s)/item(s) will be confiscated and only returned student items P been paid by the student claiming his belongings. Students will also be allowed to secure any of after a fine has a in their assigned locker. The school assumes no liability for lost or stolen items. their belongings r Bring Your OwneDevice (BYOD) n will allow students and staff to access our wireless network with their personal devices (laptops, The BYOD Program t netbooks, tablets, etc.) during the school day. Students may use their own devices to access the Internet and G other students for educational purposes. collaborate with u i d e
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Program Device Specifications
t Windows Apple MacBook 10â€? Android Tablet iPad or iPad Mini 10â€? Windows . Laptop/Net Tablet J book o Minimum 500 GB hard 32 GB 32 GB 64 GB h 500 GB hard Storage drive drive n Capacity B Operating Windows 7 or OS 10.10 or Android 5.1 or iOS 8.3 Windows 8.0 o System higher higher higher or higher s Minimum 6 hours 6 hours 6 hours 6 hours 6 hours Battery Life c o Required Bluetooth Bluetooth External keyboard Accessorie H keyboard keyboard i s g Recommended Protective Protective Protective Protective h Protective Accessorie case/cover case/cover case/cover case/cover case/cover S s c There are specifichcalculator requirements for certain Math and Science classes. Please refer to the class o for those specifications. documentation o There are specificl Laptop requirements for the PLTW engineering class and the Computer Animation course. Please 2 documentation for those specifications. refer to the class 0 Applications1 6 The fact that- so many software packages are now available as web browser applications negates to the need to 2 programs loaded onto every student computer. In general, students will need the following types of have required applications 0(other applications for use in specific classes may be required by the instructor): 1 7 S (compatible with MS Word) - Word Processing - Presentation t(analogous to MS Powerpoint) - Spreadsheet u(compatible with MS Excel) - Web Browserd e n Campus Cleanliness SJBHS students thave a serious obligation to keep their campus clean and neat at all times, especially during the lunch period. Campus cleanliness is nothing more than an extension of one's own personal values and pride in oneself, P in a collective school pride. which reflects a r Cell Phones - Electronic Devices Electronic devicesemay be used for the expressed purpose of classroom learning. If lost or stolen, the school assumes n nor responsibility in retrieval of these items. If something is lost or stolen, it is up to the student neither liability t to report the loss or theft to the Dean of Students. and the parent G u of a calculator and/or an approved electronic device being used for academic purposes, all electronic With the exception i equipment/devices may be confiscated from the student should it be used during class time for purposes other than d classroom learning. These items will then be held in the Main Office. The school assumes no responsibility or e items. These items will only be returned by a representative of the Main Office once a minimum liability for these fine of $20.00 cash has been paid along with the student's current student ID card. Retrieval of item(s) can only take place at the end of the regular school day. Closed Campus SJBHS is a closed campus. Permission to leave the campus must be obtained from the Vice Principal of Student Affairs and/or Dean of Attendance. Students from other schools may not enter the school grounds during school hours 22
t without proper authorization. Likewise, SJBHS students may not visit another school unless permission is granted . by the Principal of that school. Students are reminded to stay away from other private or public schools when J SJBHS is not in session. o h Conference Procedures n Students and parents should consult with the teacher or coach before conferring with an Administrator. B Conferences with an Administrator will be by appointment only. o s 1. If the concern involves any school personnel (Teacher, Coach, Staff, etc.) the student or parent should call the c to discuss the situation. A meeting may be arranged if the situation needs more attention than just individual o a phone call. If a meeting is held, a summary report will be completed and a copy placed in the school H file. personnel’s i g 2. If therehis no resolution to Step 1 (above), the student or parent should contact the school personnel’s S supervisor (Coach see the Athletic Director, Teacher see the Department Chair, Department Chair immediate see thecVice Principal of Student Affairs and arrange a meeting with the school personnel in attendance. The expresshpurpose of the meeting is to bring about an appropriate solution to the situation. A summary report o will be completed and a copy placed in the school personnel’s file. o l 3. If an appropriate solution is not reached with Step 2 (above), the student or parent may contact the 2 and arrange a meeting. As before, all school personnel involved with the situation Principal will be0 in attendance. The express purpose of the meeting is to bring about an appropriate solution1to the situation. A summary report will be completed and a copy placed in the teacher’s personnel file. 6 By following these procedures, the problem can be identified early and addressed before the situation moves beyond2a conflict resolution stage. The process encourages good communication between student or parent 0 personnel. Thank you for your attention to these procedures. and school 1 7 S Custody of Student(s) t Divorced or separated parents of a student(s) must file a court-certified copy of the custody section of the divorce or u separation decree with the principal's office. The school will not be held responsible for failing to honor d that have not been made known. arrangements e Device Policies n Access to the SJBt network and electronic communications platforms is a privilege. All users shall be required to acknowledge- receipt and understanding of all administrative regulations governing use of the system and shall P to comply with guidelines addressed herein and inclusive of the school’s Technology Acceptable agree in writing Use Policy. aThe policies set forth in this Acceptable Use Policy for Computers pertain to all computers used on r the SJBHS campus. Students and parents must understand that computer and/or Internet privileges at SJBHS e may be restricted or taken away if the user violates any policy. Finally, SJBHS is not liable for the use of computers orn for materials distributed to or acquired from the school’s computers. t G result in disciplinary action consistent with school policies, which include but are not limited to: Noncompliance may u 1. Each device must be registered with the IT Department. All non-registered devices will be prohibited access i to the SJBHS wireless network. d 2. All devices e must run standard operating systems and may not be “rooted” or “jailbroken”. 3. Autonomous programs including peer-to-peer, bit torrent and other file sharing programs are prohibited. 4. Use of proxies to bypass on campus filters is not permitted. 5. Devices that meet minimum specifications (see BYOD Program Device Specifications) must work with SJB’s learning management system, school email, and online storage accounts. 6. SJBHS students are expected to be responsible “Digital Citizens.”
t It is unacceptable to use the SJBHS’s name, initials, logo, or pictures of students, staff, the school . or school activities with any image or message that is degrading, lewd, threatening, or inappropriate. J Deliberate publication on the Internet or in any other venue may result in serious disciplinary action, o including expulsion. This policy includes, but is not limited to participation on social media sites. h b. Any person accessing the SJBHS Network has no expectation of privacy. This means that anything n done using a school computer or while using the school network - any e-mail sent or received, B anything composed whether saved or not, any keystroke made - can be observed at the time it’s o happening or reviewed at a later time. s c. Students are not allowed to use their personal cellular technology to access the internet, personal c WiFi or Hot-Spot without first registering the device. o d. Attempting to bypass or alter computer network security, to impair the functionality of any computer H or network, or to bypass restrictions regarding technology use is prohibited and may result in i suspension or dismissal. Assisting others in violating these rules by sharing information or g passwords is also unacceptable. e. h Accessing the file and accounts of others is prohibited. This rule protects all users of technology S resources. f. c Improper use or distribution of information is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to copyright h violations, software piracy and plagiarism. g. o Ignorance is not an excuse for the misuse of hardware or software. The fact that a user “can” perform o a particular action does not imply that they “should take that action”. When in doubt, ask for l assistance. 2 are responsible to inquire with school administrators and/or teachers when they are unsure of the 7. Students 0 permissibility of a particular use of technology prior to engaging in the use. 1 8. Students 6 maintain updated web browsers. Firefox and Google Chrome are recommended. 9. Students - are responsible to bring their device(s) charged for a running time of no less than 6 hours. 10. Access2to the school’s wireless network, including the Internet, shall be made available in accordance with 0 the Technology Acceptable Use Policy. 1 11. SJBHS assumes no responsibility for the ability of devices to be accessed by others. Usage is done at 7 risk. user’s own S t Emancipated Student u The school reserves d the right to accept or deny emancipated students continuing enrollment at SJBHS. All school regulations apply e to students who are emancipated as long as they are enrolled in the school. An emancipated youth is onenwho is either over 18 and who has declared himself emancipated. Students who are eighteen years of age and who t declare their emancipation must do so in writing and present verification from a parent or guardian. A -student not living in the home of a parent or legal guardian might not be allowed to attend SJBHS. P Main Office a The Main Office isr open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on school days. Students who have business in the office are permitted to euse the office before and after school, as well as during the break and lunch period. Permission must be obtained nto use the office at other times. Since the Main Office and the first floor office corridor are used for official school t business, students should not use this area as a main thoroughfare and should be properly dressed when entering G this area. u Married Studenti Central to the philosophy of SJBHS is the belief that parents are the primary educators of their children. In support of d this, the school and the parents work in close collaboration in all aspects of their student’s educational process. e Since a married student is in effect no longer accountable to a parent or guardian, the relationship between the school and the parent is compromised. Therefore, any student who marries or is known to have married may not be allowed to attend SJBHS. a.
Parental Responsibility In order for SJBHS to be effective in its dealings with students it is essential that a spirit of cooperation, trust and support exist between the school and the parent(s) and/or guardian. Uncooperative or disruptive parents/guardians might 24
t so diminish the effectiveness of the educational process that it may be impossible for the student to continue in the . school. If such circumstances occur the related student will be asked to withdraw from SJBHS. J o Physical Exam Requirement h School health and safety is an important priority at SJBHS. It should be noted that all students at SJBHS are required n to obtain an annual physical from a licensed MD (No Chiropractors allowed). This requirement includes studentB athletes, as well as all other students. The deadline for fall sport student-athletes is the first day of fall practice. o The deadline for completing this physical form for all other students (non-athletes and athletes) will be the last s school day in the month of August. Forms must be completed fully with all required signatures and should be c submitted electronically through the SJBHS website (www.bosco.org). o H School Buildings i The classroom buildings are open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Students should not enter the buildings before or after these times.g h School PropertyS All damage donecto school property shall be repaired at the expense of the person committing the offense. There is a minimum fineh of $35.00 for the defacement of school property. o o Skateboards, Bicycles, Etc. For the safety ofl our students, school community and school property, riding skateboards, roller blades, scooters, bicycles, etc.2will not be permitted on campus. Any one of these items will be confiscated if used at any time. The minimum fine0 of $20.00 (cash) will be assessed and held by the Main Office until retrieved. Retrieval of this item(s) can only take1 place at the end of the regular school day. 6 Stolen/Lost Property 2 to mark their own personal items clearly so that they may be identified if they are misplaced. Do Students are required 0 belongings unattended. Each student is provided a locker with where belongings can be stored. not leave your 1 immediately to the Dean of Students. Report any theft 7 S t EXPECTATIONS FOR STUDENT CONDUCT u d SJBHS Community, we are called to recognize our high school experience not simply as a set of As members of the demands orea schedule of activities but as a formative part of our life’s journey. This journey, as outlined in the n Gospel, challenges us to become people of service. God’s will for us is to develop our true selves in honesty and t we may be trustworthy members of our community. Such personal growth, when genuine, lives integrity so that itself out in respect for ourselves and reverence for others. P Ultimately, it is thea care and concern we have for ourselves and others that will help us discover our most precious gifts, whether theyr be intellectual, physical, artistic, spiritual, or emotional. Moreover, it is in the discovery and sharing of our gifts thatewe may make the greatest difference in the world, and become a crucial part of the design of our loving n God. t G SJBHS regards discipline ultimately as a code of moral guidance, not as a list of punishments. The primary purpose of u promote genuine development of a student’s capabilities and morality, and to engender in the student discipline is to i constituted authority. respect for duly d e We provide a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and consider discipline to be only one aspect of our attempt to promote training in good character for our students. Such training should cultivate the virtues that ensure right living and redirect disorderly tendencies into wholesome endeavors. SJBHS assists in the growth of supernatural motives for personal discipline. As such, discipline is an aid to the spiritual and moral development of the young man. Therefore, discipline is administered in such a way as to help the young
t man to eventually and freely choose right rather than wrong, good rather than evil, order rather than chaos, and . virtue rather than vice. J o Discipline by parents and teachers must be administered justly, firmly, and intelligently. To do this, our motives must h always stem from charity - never from outrage or emotions of exasperation. Parents and teachers are encouraged n to work together and to be consistent in their discipline of students. B o Discipline is considered to be in evidence when students work in cooperation with each other, with teachers, and with s the Principal to attain the objectives of the class and the school. c o Student Code of Conduct Procedures H Personal Integrity i respect THEMSELVES by: 1) Students g neatly groomed and in school uniform ● Being ● Noth using, selling, having intent to sell, distribute, purchase, or possess drugs (federally controlled S substances) tobacco, alcohol, inhalant, or smoking paraphernalia. c ● Avoiding the use of profanity ● Noth possessing pornography in any form ● Noto gambling (defined by the exchange of money or items of value) o carefully and lawfully on campus, including immediate area of school (Campus speed limit is 5 ● Driving l mph.) 2 0 respect OTHERS by: 2) Students ● Not1 using hateful or bigoted words, harassing, intimidating, hazing or bullying others ● Not6 physically assaulting or endangering others ● Not- fighting for any reason ● Not2 committing or assisting others to commit academic fraud 0 1 of the School Community Maintaining the Integrity 7 contribute to a positive, effective and safe school environment by: 1) Students S ● Respecting school employees, visitors, or volunteers t ● Adhering to all school policies ● Notu engaging in academic fraud or unauthorized/improper use of school documents (forgery of notes) ● Notd possessing or using any weapon or simulated weapon or pyrotechnic device ● Note engaging in any off-campus behavior that negatively influences and/or undermines the integrity of the n school ● Nott causing willful damage or defacing school/personal property ● Not- stealing and/or possessing another person’s property without their consent ● NotP tampering with and/or triggering any fire alarm or associated equipment ● Nota having excessive tardies (unverified/unexcused absence) r 2) Familiese contribute to a positive and effective school environment by n ● Fulfilling financial obligations to the school t ● Accepting decisions of school officials G ● Following and promoting school philosophy, authority and policies u i Caution: d as mentioned above are examples. Any actions which violate basic Christian and civil standards *Specific forms of behavior are unacceptableeat SJBHS. The school administration will make the final decision of what is acceptable behavior, dress and/or grooming. The school administration retains the right and privileges to issue penalties for acts not specifically stated herein and to alter any penalties as deemed necessary. When a student is suspended from school, he is expected to: 1) Maintain academic progress through school Learning Management System(s) (LMS) and by communicating with all teachers and counselors; 26
t May be asked to surrender his ID card to Vice Principal of Student Affairs; . May not participate or attend school activities or athletics, including events or practices; J o Saturday School: h A student who commitsnserious or repeated violations of school policies will be issued Saturday School. A parent or guardian must report with the B student to school to sign him in no later than the time stipulated. The student will not be allowed to serve Saturday School without an accompanying parent or guardian. Notes from parent or guardian will not be o acceptable as a means for signing in. If a student fails to show to Saturday School, he will be issued a suspension the s first day he returns to school following the Saturday School he failed to serve. If a student receives Saturday School, c the date will be indicated on his tardy referral and/or notice of detention/infraction slip. If the student receives one of o these particular Hslips, it is his sole responsibility to relate this information to his parent(s)/guardian(s). The parent(s)/guardian(s) i will receive a courtesy call, which will provide important Saturday School information. g Probation h Students may beS placed on a probationary contract for academic, attendance, and/or disciplinary reasons. The probationarycperiod will last for a specific period of time, at the end of which the student will have his case reviewed. h Temporary or Permanent Removal from School o In an effort to support our Salesian atmosphere and the overall safety of our school community students are asked o to make good choices and think and reflect about the possible consequences of their actions. Actions or l behaviors2which violate basic Christian and civil norms are unacceptable at SJBHS. 0 Our basic standard 1 of school behavior is the “Golden Rule” of Jesus Christ: 6 -“Do to others whatever you would have them do to you.” (Matthew 7:12) 2 Specific forms 0of inappropriate behavior as outlined under the Student Code of Conduct are cause for temporary removal from 1 the school community (suspension) or permanent removal (dismissal), or both. 7 Search Policy S SJBHS officials may t search any individual student, his property, school property (locker, etc.) under his control when there is a reasonable suspicion that he is violating school policy or the law. u d Reasonable suspicion e shall be based on specific and objective facts that the search will produce evidence related to the alleged violation. n The types of student property that may be searched by school officials include, but are not limited to, lockers, desks, book-bags, athletic equipment bags, student vehicles parked on school property, cellular phones, t computers, or - other electronic communication devices. Any search of a student, his possessions, or school property (lockers, etc.) P under his control shall be limited in scope and designed to produce evidence related to the alleged violation. a r Discipline Policies e n Courtesy t One of the chief virtues of the Christian person is courtesy. An SJBHS student is to show respect to all members of the G faculty, especially when greeting them. At all times the terms “Father,” “Brother,” “Mister,” “Miss,” “Ms.” and “Mrs.” u when addressing faculty members. A warm and friendly atmosphere between faculty, students, and are to be used i visitors is encouraged. d e Appropriate Conduct Any loud, disruptive, confrontational, or abusive behavior by any student, parent or adult directed toward or in the presence of any employee of SJBHS will not be tolerated and, if egregious or continuing after warning, may result in dismissal of the student. 2) 3)
t Off-Campus Conduct of Students . Although SJBHS does not hold itself responsible for offenses committed outside its jurisdiction, misconduct anywhere, J which may hurt the reputation of the school and our students, may be cause for disciplinary action. As a private o school, SJBHS has an obligation to our entire school community to ensure student safety and maintain the h reputation of our school. SJBHS reserves the right to impose consequences on an individual whose misconduct n has harmed member(s) of our school community or the reputation of SJBHS, even though it may have occurred B away from school or at a school function. o s Drug/Alcohol Policy c School-Wide Drugo Screening Program SJBHS is a community committed to providing an environment that is free from illegal drugs and alcohol. We believe H that these substances severely limit the opportunities for students to become spiritual beings, academic achievers, i critical thinkers, g effective communicators, life-long learners and community contributors. As we focus on providing both an intellectual and spiritual education for our young men, we are joining with parents, faculty and students to h provide and Smaintain a drug free school. (The complete policy may be reviewed at the school by contacting the Vice Principal c of Student Affairs.) h The emphasis of o our program is placed on a pro-active approach in maintaining a drug free school. This random testing o program is designed to create a safe, drug-free environment for our school community and to assist in getting help l when needed. 2 0 drugs/alcohol pose a threat to their own health and safety, as well as that of other students. The Students using illegal 1 program is four-fold: purpose of this 6 our young men to become good citizens and sound Christians through our preventive system. 1. To direct - for the health and safety of all students. 2. To provide 2 3. To challenge the negative effects of peer pressure by providing a legitimate reason for students to refuse to 0 drugs/alcohol. use illegal 1 students who use drugs to participate in drug treatment programs. 4. To assist 7 S Harassment Policy t In accord with SJBHSâ€™s vision and mission, we are committed to providing an environment that is free from harassment u in any form.dThe same respect afforded each student is, in turn, expected from each student toward their peers, teachers, coaches, staff, SJBHS parents, and visitors. If a student believes he has been harassed or is the subject e of harassment, he should immediately report facts of the incident and the names of the individual(s) to the Principal. n All complaints will be handled in a timely and confidential manner. t SJBHS is committed P to providing a learning environment that is free from harassment in any form. Harassment of any student by any a other student, lay employee, religious or priest is prohibited. The school will treat allegations of harassment rseriously and will review and investigate such allegations in a prompt, confidential and thorough manner. e n A charge of harassment shall not, in and of itself, create the presumption of wrongdoing. However, substantiated acts t will result in disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal. Students found to have filed false or of harassment G will also be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal. frivolous charges u Harassment occurs when an individual is subjected to treatment or a school environment which is hostile or intimidating i because of the individual's race, creed, color, national origin, physical disability or sex. Harassment can occur any d time during school or during school related activities. It includes, but is not limited to, any or all of the following: e ď‚§ Verbal Harassment: Derogatory comments and jokes; threatening words spoken to another person; ď‚§
Physical Harassment: Unwanted physical touching, contact, assault, deliberate impeding or blocking movements, or any intimidating interference with normal work or movement;
t Visual Harassment: Derogatory, demeaning or inflammatory posters, cartoons, written words, drawings, . gestures; and J o Cyber-Bullying Harassment: The use of electronic information and communication devices, to include but not h be limited to email messages, instant messaging, text messaging, cellular telephone communications, internet n blogs, internet chat rooms, internet postings, and defamatory websites that: B 1) Deliberately threatens, harasses, intimidates, disrespects an individual or group of individuals; or o 2) Places an individual in reasonable fear of harm to the individual or damage to the individual’s property; s 3) Has the effect of substantially disrupting the orderly operation of the school. c o Sexual Harassment: Includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physicalHconduct of a sexual nature when any or all of the following occurs: i 1) Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of a student's g status or progress; academic h 2) Submission to or rejection of such conduct by a student is used as the basis of academic decisions S the individual; affecting 3) Suchcconduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's academic h performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive educational environment. o o Specific examples of sexual harassment include, but are not limited to: l ● Making unsolicited sexual advances and propositions; 2 ● Using sexually degrading words to describe an individual or an individual's body; 0 ● Displaying sexually suggestive objects or pictures; 1 ● Telling inappropriate or sexually related jokes; 6 ● Making reprisals, threats of reprisals or implied threats of reprisals following a negative response to sexual advances. 2 0 It is SJBHS’ responsibility to: 1 this policy through regular meetings with all administrators, ensuring that they understand the policy 1) Implement and its 7importance; 2) Make allS faculty, staff, students, and parents aware of this policy and the commitment of the school toward its t strict enforcement; 3) Remainuwatchful for conditions that create or may lead to a hostile or offensive school environment; d practices designed to create a school environment free from discrimination, intimidation, or 4) Establish e harassment. n t responsibility to: It is the STUDENT’S 1) Conduct- himself or herself in a manner which contributes to a positive school environment; P activity that may be considered discriminatory, intimidating, or harassing; 2) Avoid any a immediately informing anyone harassing him or her that the behavior is offensive and unwelcome; 3) Consider 4) Report rall incidents of discrimination or harassment to the principal; e he or she is perceived as engaging in discriminatory, intimidating, harassing or unwelcome conduct, 5) If informed n to discontinue that conduct immediately. t Complaint FilingGand Investigation Procedures u The following procedures must be followed for filing and investigating a harassment claim: i d may first choose to tell the individual causing the harassment that his/her conduct is offensive 1) The student e stop. If the objectionable behavior does not cease immediately, the student must report the and must
harassment to the Principal, or to a teacher who will report it to the Principal, or to the President if the Principal is the subject of the allegation, or ultimately the Salesian Provincial. Additionally, in the case of sexual harassment allegations, the student is free to raise the issue with another, same sex, administrator if he/she prefers to do so.
t The student alleging harassment will be asked to complete a formal, written complaint. The claim will be . investigated thoroughly, involving only the necessary parties. Confidentiality will be maintained as much as J possible. o 3) The investigation will include a meeting with the person alleged to have harassed, sharing with that person h the nature of the allegations as well as the name of the person bringing the allegations. If appropriate, the n alleged harasser will be placed on administrative leave during the course of the investigation. B 4) Once the facts of the case have been gathered, the Principal, in consultation with the President, will decide o what, if any, disciplinary action is warranted. The disciplinary action will relate to the nature, context, and s seriousness of the harassment and can include all disciplinary actions up to and including immediate c termination. o 5) If the complaint is against a non-employee or non-student, such as a parent, volunteer or vendor, the school will takeHsteps, within its power, to investigate and eliminate the problem. i g Restorative Justice h Below, you will find S the various categories that fall under the purview of Restorative Justice. Each has been constructed with the understanding that forming positive relationships is essential in the achievement of the four ISO’s of being c a Bosco Man. h In order to form these positive relationships (with peers, teachers, coaches, administrators, Salesian Brothers andoPriests) it is important to note the foundations for the expectations of student conduct (the four C’s) at SJBHS: o l 1. Caring 2for others 2. Communicate through positivity 0 3. Class/School Pride 1 4. Constructive in discipline 6 These expectations 2 are pathways to achieving the ISO’s, but they take diligence and patience to acquire. It is with this patience and0focus that students are expected to conduct themselves with at all times, and may expect to have conducted toward them at all times by teachers, peers, coaches, administrators, Salesian Brothers and Priests. 1 Therefore, the 7 deportment of all students as Christian gentlemen is extended to all areas of school-life and school events including S all social activities, which also demands a high moral standard of conduct that can be best identified through the four C’s. As such, the following effects are considered part of the Code of Conduct for all t students of SJBHS: u d Primary Effect: Students are required to meet with the Dean of Students or Vice Principal of Student Affairs to reflect e on the choices n made contrary to the Code of Conduct. A product as evidence of learning will be established during this reflection t and presented to the individual whose relationship is in need of repair. If need be a meeting with parents, counselors, and/or other administrators may be needed. P a (varies): Depending on who the student needs to meet with, the Vice Principal of Student Affairs or Secondary Effect the Dean of rStudents may be present during the Secondary meeting. e n Integrity: Student is expected to meet with the teacher during a designated non-class time period ● Academic t to workshop the assignment(s) and learning outcomes being assessed. The teacher may designate a product G of learning during this workshop time (Vice Principal of Student Affairs and/or Dean of Students as evidence u optional). presence i ● Theft: Student is expected to meet with the person whose property was taken and discuss a conflict resolution d with product as evidence of learning (which may be completed during secondary meeting, Saturday complete school,eor in-school suspension (see Judicial Process below). Vice Principal of Student Affairs and/or Dean of 2)
Students presence required.
Fighting: Student is expected to meet with the person(s) with whom disagreement occurred to discuss a conflict resolution complete with product as evidence of learning (which may be completed during secondary meeting, Saturday school, or in-school suspension (see Judicial Process below). Vice Principal of Student Affairs and/or Dean of Students presence required. 30
t Alcohol/Drug Use: Student is expected to meet with the parent(s), Vice Principal of Student Affairs, and Deans . of Students to discuss a resolution complete with product as evidence of learning (which may be completed J during secondary meeting, Saturday school, or in-school suspension (see Judicial Process below). Optional o presence may include Director, Principal, President, Coach(es). h ● Bullying: Student is expected to meet with the person(s) with whom disagreement occurred to discuss a n conflict resolution complete with product as evidence of learning (which may be completed during secondary B meeting, Saturday school, or in-school suspension (see Judicial Process below). Vice Principal of Student o Affairs and/or Dean of Students, Parent presence required depending on situation. s ● Improper Communication/Social Media: Student is expected to meet with the person(s) with whom c disagreement occurred, Vice Principal of Student Affairs and/or Dean of Students, Parent, to discuss a conflict o resolution complete with product as evidence of learning (which may be completed during secondary meeting, H school, or in-school suspension (see Judicial Process below). Vice Principal of Student Affairs and/or Saturday i Students presence required. Director, Principal, President, Coach(es), Representative from Dean of g Development Office optional. h ● Truancy/Attendance Issues: Student is expected to meet with teacher(s), Vice Principal of Student Affairs S of Students to discuss reasoning for truancy/attendance issue if pattern emerges (missing at least and/or Dean one dayc per week, missing multiple days in a week without excuse, etc.). Product as evidence of learning h but not limited to, tutoring for class activity missed) may be completed at a mutually agreed upon (including, o teacher (may also include Saturday school, or break/lunch/after school time to meet - extracurricular time with activity omay be sacrificed to make up the lost classroom time). l ● Grooming/Uniform: Student is expected to meet with teacher (if necessary), Vice Principal of Student Affairs 2 and/or Dean of Students to discuss reasoning for grooming/uniform infraction if pattern emerges (not heeding 0 multiple days without change, etc.). Product as evidence of learning may be completed at a mutually warning, agreed1upon time with teacher or Vice Principal of Student Affairs and/or Dean of Students (may also include 6 school, or break/lunch/after school time to meet - extracurricular activity may be sacrificed to make Saturday - classroom time). up the lost 2 0 Primary and Secondary Effects are based on individual situations, but the goal is to present students with opportunities 1 choices that run contrary to following the four C’s of the Code of Conduct for all SJBHS students. to learn from The hope7of our faculty and staff is to engender a culture of rigor and unity that will bind all students in the pride S and brotherhood of our Brave Community. The school reserves the right to amend or bypass the progression of t on the severity of the incident. effects based u d Tertiary Effect (Judicial Process): e Don Bosco has many famous teachings that are steeped in social justice, and are considered foundational principles upon which nRestorative Justice has been constructed. “Da mihi animas coetera tolle” (“Give me souls, take away t used in the construction of the reflective aspect of Restorative Justice. “Love each other as brothers. the rest.”) was Do good to everyone, harm no-one…” were among Don Bosco’s last words, and were used in the construction of P effect, focusing on mending broken relationships. The positive relationships a student builds at the secondary a SJBHS are meant to provide the support necessary to help them achieve their goals and more, but at the end of the day it is rup to the student to make the most constructive decision for themselves through self-reflection and an acceptance e of personal responsibility. However, there are times where a student is not ready to make constructive n decisions. Therefore, in the interest of safety and guidance for the student and his peers, a third, and final effect t would be enacted: G u i d e ●
t Saturday School: Though many students see Saturday School assignments as unfitting of a violation of the . Code of Conduct, this is a space and time in which quiet reflection is paramount to the student realizing their J responsibility as a student of SJBHS. That responsibility extends beyond their personal well-being, but that of o their peers, the community, and their families. h ● Suspension: Whether in-school or off-campus, Suspensions are the next stage of the Judicial Process. If a n student cannot or will not use their time during Saturday Schools as moments for reflection and revision of their B priorities and decision making process, a Suspension is the next space and time the school can offer the o student in need of true soul searching. Understanding that the student will be given all the tools necessary to s make the most informed decision for themselves during this time, the faculty and staff, alongside the parents c of the student will act as a support system during this time of isolated self-reflection. o ● Dismissal: The most extreme effect a school has to offer a student. Often times students see Dismissal as the H school giving up on the student. Please understand that in a Restorative Justice Program the goal is always to help thei student come to a better decision making process pathway than they are presently on; but, as Don g Bosco teaches, some students are simply not ready to be helped. SJBHS wants all students to feel welcomed h and supported during their time here, but must be mindful of the safety of all students and families within the S as well as what is best for a student who may not wish to be a part of the community. As such, and community c will only occur when all other remedies have been exhausted and the student proves to be a danger Dismissal h and others. The goal will be to help the student find a space that would help him find himself, and to himself o forget a path toward success inside and outside of the classroom and SJBHS has not been able to help him do. o l 2 Disciplinary Board 0 The Disciplinary Board may be called upon by the Vice Principal of Student Affairs to review and discuss the case of any 1 student who is subject to dismissal from SJBHS. A meeting of the Board may also be called in other cases, although 6 there may not be grounds for dismissal. 2 of the Vice Principal of Student Affairs, Dean of Students, the Coordinator of Youth Ministry (“CYM”), The board consists 0 three (3) faculty members appointed by the Vice Principal of Student Affairs, the student’s academic counselor and one 1 selected by the student who will act as an advocate (non-voting member) on the student’s behalf. other faculty member, 7 S of the Board is given to the Principal, who makes the final decision on consequences. The recommendation t u d ATTENDANCE POLICIES e Telephone Number: (562) 866-2837 n t Absence from School When a student isPabsent, the parent/guardian: a 1) Must call therAttendance Office the same morning; and e n to school, the student must present a note to the Attendance Office, written by his parent/guardian, 2) Upon his return explaining thet circumstances regarding his absence before he is readmitted to class. It is required that the readmit slip be signedGby all teachers of classes missed. This slip MUST be returned to the Attendance Office. u complete items #1 & #2 may result in an assigned Saturday School. Failure to i Early Dismissal d A phone call and ewritten request from a parent or guardian must be submitted to the Attendance Office before school on ●
the day the student is to be excused. A phone call alone is not sufficient to have the student excused from school.
t Excused Absences . Absences may be excused in cases such as, but not limited to, personal illness, severe illness in the family, a death in J the family and other situations at the discretion of school administration. Students may make up their missed work o in these cases. h n Extended Absence Policy B Requests for an extended absence must be made to the Vice Principal of Student Affairs. Students that are going to be o absent for an extended period of time must pick up the proper notification and paperwork from the Vice Principal of s Student Affairs and submit them back to the Vice Principal of Student Affairs two (2) days prior to the absence. All c extended absence arrangements are governed by the schoolâ€™s policy on semester absences. o H The schoolâ€™s administration ultimately determines if an absence is to be considered excused, or unexcused. When a i student accumulates nine (9) or more absences in either semester, consequences may be issued at the disciplinary, or privilegesglevel (non-participation in extracurricular and/or co-curricular events). Also, credits for each class, to h is excessively absent, may be in jeopardy. Only compelling personal or medical reasons will be which a student S the schoolâ€™s administration, where absences beyond nine (9) may be allowed. considered by c h Field Trips All students o must submit a signed, school authorized parental release form prior to boarding the vehicle that will o provide the transportation to and from the field trip site. l 2 Hall Passes If a student is out0of his assigned class for any reason, he must carry a hall pass issued by his teacher. If he does not 1 or an office request pass, he will be considered cutting class and will be referred to the Dean of have a hall pass Students. 6 Leaving School 2Grounds Students are not 0permitted to leave the school grounds; be in the parking lot without permission; nor leave before the 1 bell rings to end the school day once they have arrived at school. If a student is ill, authority to final dismissal 7 is strictly governed by the Vice Principal of Student Affairs in collaboration with the Dean of release student Attendance S and parent/guardian. When a student must leave campus due to an illness; to attend a medical appointmentt or funeral; is serving suspension; or for any other reason(s); expressed permission must be granted u or legal guardian before the student is released. It is preferable that the Dean of Attendance be by the parent d notified in writing, via email or fax. However, given the inaccessibility to a fax machine or computer, SJBHS may allow verbal econsent to be provided by phone. Students are released only to the physical custody of a parent, legal guardian, orndesignee. t - or School Tardiness to Class P to disciplinary action for each tardy. This may include: warning or Saturday School. For each A student is subject tardy beyondafour (4), a one-day suspension may be issued. A student may be placed on probation or asked to leave if tardyr problem is persistent. e PERSONAL APPEARANCE n t Grooming 1. All studentsGmust be clean shaven daily. u spikes, braids, etc. 2. No fad designs, i shaved heads or parts of the head (clipper length of 1 or higher). 3. No completely d hair strands are allowed. 4. No long or loose e be more than 4" in length. 5. Hair may not 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
Hair may not extend below the middle of the ear or eyes. Hair may not be any color other than its natural color. Hair may not extend beyond the top of the shirt collar. Sideburns may not extend beyond the bottom of the ear and cannot be flared. Students with tattoos must have them covered during school hours. Inappropriate, vulgar, or offensive tattoos must not be visible at any time. 33
t . The school administration will be the final judge of what is and what is not acceptable regarding school dress and J grooming. o h Formal Dress Days for Students n Students will be required to dress in an SJBHS tie, white Oxford-style dress shirt, dress slacks or uniform pants, belt, B and dress shoes on all school wide liturgies and specified school days and/or events. The only outerwear allowed o for formal dress days is the formal SJBHS sweater and/or vest. The tie, sweater and vest must be purchased at s the Campus Store. c o DRESS CODE H i Uniform g h Official uniform SJBHS polo shirt (blue, white or grey) with collar which must be tucked in, or Shirt: S approved spirit wear on designated days. c Pants/Belts: h Uniform pants or uniform shorts with a plain leather belt. o o Standard dress shoes or athletic shoes with white socks above the ankle only. Ankle boots or full Shoes: l boots, sandals, flip-flops and/or slipper are not acceptable. 2 Sweatshirts/ 0 Official SJBHS hooded/non-hooded sweatshirts and/or jackets. 1 Note: Non-SJBHS hooded/non-hooded sweatshirts are not allowed. Jackets: 6 - SJBHS Hats, knit caps or â€œbeaniesâ€? may be worn on the school property, but may not be Hats: 2 worn indoors. 0 1 Earrings are not acceptable during school hours. Piercings other than earrings, as well as spacers, Piercings 7 are not acceptable during school or at any school event. Inappropriate, vulgar or offensive earrings S are unacceptable at any time. t u d of the school dress code is to be made by the school administration. Final determination e n the right to confiscate any items or possessions which a student may bring to school, SJBHS reserves which violatet the school dress code or school rules. Said items or possessions will only be returned to the parent of that- student and may be held until the end of the school year in June. P a r STUDENT SERVICES e Automobiles onnCampus t SJBHS is not responsible for and assumes no liability arising from fire, theft, damage to or loss of the vehicle or any G article left therein. u Arrival iand Departure: Upon arrival on campus, students are not to remain in their cars, and must move d onto the school grounds. There is to be no loitering in the parking areas or in cars. After school, immediately e rules are to be followed. the same Operation of Autos: Students should note that the campus speed limit is 5 miles per hour. There is to be no exhibition of speed or noise making with an automobile including high volume of stereos. Any demonstration of this or excessive speed on the campus, out of the driveways, or on Bellflower Blvd. in front of the school will be considered a violation. If violated, appropriate disciplinary action and/or driving restrictions will be imposed.
t Parking: All students must park their cars on campus and only in designated parking areas. There is no . parking in the fire lanes at either end of the parking lots. J o Searching of Vehicles: Since the SJBHS campus is private property, the school reserves the right to search h automobiles with the driver present as a preventive measure to ensure the safety and security for all. n B Trips to Your Car: Since the parking areas are off limits during the school day, there should be no visits to o parked autos in the lot unless permission is obtained. All school items, lunches, athletic clothing/equipment, s etc., must be brought to your locker at the time of arrival. c o Bell Schedule H The daily bell schedule is posted on our website (www.bosco.org). i g Books h course are determined by the Academic Department and approved by the administration. Every Textbooks for each effort is madeSto balance the need for textbooks that meets a high academic standard while doing so at a reasonable cost. Since cmany of the textbooks are in digital format, it is imperative that each student obtain a wireless device h (i.e. laptop/tablet) in order to access digital content. The textbook list is accessible on the SJBHS website o ). (www.bosco.org o Campus Store l The campus store2 carries a complete stock of St. John Bosco clothing, including P.E. uniforms, shirts, and jackets. The 0 accepts payments made with cash, VISA, MasterCard, Discover credit cards or ATM/debit cards campus store containing a1Visa or MasterCard logo. Hours for the Campus Store will be posted on the school website. 6 Emergency Procedures (Fire & Earthquake Drills) Faculty, staff and2students are orientated yearly regarding disaster procedures and evacuation. In the Fall all school 0 personnel, including students, will engage in a full-scale mobilization of SJBHS’s emergency plan, simulating a response to 1a major earthquake scenario. There are also modified emergency/evacuation drills in the spring. 7 In the event of a Sdisaster, SJBHS will hold all students on campus. Parent(s) must report to school in person to take t son(s). Upon the declaration of an emergency, no student is to leave campus until given specific custody of their u do so by school officials. Any truancy or misconduct during a school emergency will be considered permission to d gross insubordination by the school administration. e Extended Schooln Day t The school administration reserves the right to extend the school day with proper notice for necessary reasons. - be an emergency situation, certain disciplinary reasons, an unclean campus, etc. With student Examples may cooperation,Psuch extensions of the school day should be minimal. a Food Services r Lunch2You is oure food provider for break and lunch services. Students are not allowed to order food delivery from n restaurants without permission from school administration. t G Injury or Accident u incurred on campus or while going to or from school must be reported immediately to the Dean of Any personal injuries i Students at which time an “injury report” will be completed. This injury report will then be filed with the Main Office. Any medicald treatment required should be filed with the student’s own medical insurance as this would be e primary insurance. The school’s insurance is considered secondary coverage. Claim form(s) for considered the secondary coverage may be obtained from the Main Office.
t Learning Commons . Upon completion of the renovation, the Learning Commons (LC) will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through J Thursday (Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.). The LC is open during break and lunch periods, and often teachers o reserve the library for special assignments and research during the day. Tablets are available for borrowing, a h current student ID card is required. n B Lockers o Lockers are issued the first day of class and are for the convenience of the individual to help him protect his personal s property and books. Lockers are not to be shared by students. A student should not give his locker combination to any other cstudent and is responsible to ensure that the locks are locked. Only school locks are to be placed on o lockers. Lockers may be checked periodically by the Dean of Students and Vice Principal of Student Affairs. Students areHto report any locker problems immediately to the Vice Principal of Student Affairs. SJBHS does not i hold itself responsible for items stolen from any locker or other area of the school. g Lost and Foundh S locations in the attendance office and the PE/Athletic locker room. Wallets, watches, cell phones, Lost and Found has c and other valuables can be turned in to the Main Office if prior locations are closed. Both locations will accept found h items and release reclaimed items. All unclaimed articles will be held for five (5) school days. At the end of the school year,ounclaimed items will be given away or donated to charity. o l Oratory 2 Through the ministry of Don Bosco, the importance of bringing youth together helped support prayer, organized 0 family unity. In an effort to extend this family concept, the Oratory is open before and after school. recreation and 1 environment has the following activities available for students to participate in: pool, ping-pong, This welcoming 6 foosball, air hockey, table games, video games, food services, and tutorial assistance in Math. bumper pool, - also use table space for group-study sessions and project/homework completion. Students may 2 0 Outreach Concern Outreach Concern1 provides pupil personnel services to the students of SJBHS. Personal counselors work in conjunction 7 with the school’s philosophy and mission to positively impact a student’s academic performance. Though all counseling isS confidential, it is the counselor’s and the school’s goal to involve the parents and to help bring the student to ant understanding of the importance of that involvement in a confidential setting that makes all feel safe u (Consent forms will be made available to all parents/guardians.) and understood. d Senior Privilegese n senior class can request privileges which are presented by the Senior Board and approved by the All members of the Principal andt Vice Principal of Student Affairs during the first quarter of school. If during the school year a senior abuses these- privileges or is placed on disciplinary suspension or probation, he will lose his privileges. P a Student Identification Card r The Student Identification Card is the student’s official identification for school related activities and should be in the e student’s possession during school hours and at all student activities. ID cards are issued at the beginning of the n are necessary to gain admission to athletic events, school dances, etc. If a student should lose his school year and t report the loss to the Activities Director as soon as possible. A new ID card may be obtained from ID, he should the Director G of Student Activities for a $5.00 fee along with a parent note. No more than two (2) ID cards will be u issued to a student during an academic year. i d Textbooks Each student is toe have his own set of textbooks for each class. These textbooks are the property of the student and should be cared for accordingly.
t . Work Permits J SJBHS issues work permits in the Main Office. If students must work, it is required that they: o h 1) Maintain a 2.0 GPA; n B 2) Work no more than 20 hours per week; and o s 3) Do not work past 10:00 p.m. on school nights. c o H i g h S c h o o l 2 0 1 6 2 0 1 7 S t u d e n t P a r e n t G u i d e
t ST. JOHN BOSCO HIGH SCHOOL & SAINT JOSEPH HIGH SCHOOL . JOINT STATEMENT J o Dear Parents, h n Over the past several years, the students of our two schools have shared many activities and programs, and the B administrations and faculties have also worked together to provide these students with safe, healthy environments o in which to develop their abilities and talents to use their gifts. As Catholic schools, we teach the values that Jesus s taught in this world and we stress the value of the human person. As educators, however, we recognize that you, the parents,care primarily and principally responsible for the education of your children. Our place is to reinforce o the values you have already taught in your homes. H i it is very important that we clarify our mutual positions on several issues, since the society in which Consequently, we live doesgnot support our mutual values, it is even more important that we mutually support each other. In this h to state clearly some of our principles and concerns. letter, we wish S c are expected to respect themselves, each other, both campuses, both faculties, and the 1) Students h regulations of both schools. o o that are not chaperoned or serve alcohol in homes or rented hotel/motel rooms are not condoned. 2) Parties l 2 3) Membership or association with gangs is unacceptable. 0 4) Use1of social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) must be done so in a manner consistent with 6 the Catholic philosophy of both schools. Using social media for purposes of bullying, harassing, or threatening; or for transmitting inappropriate content (i.e., pictures, videos, language, etc.) is 2 unacceptable. 0 We strongly 1urge you to discuss these concepts with your sons and daughters. Again, we emphasize that the only effective way7 we can be of service is in partnership with you as we agree on and stress the same values. It is our sincere hopeS that, knowing they have the love and support of their parents and their schools, your sons and t make choices that will enable them to reach their full potentials. daughters will u As we traveldtogether through this school year, it is our hope that the heritage of quality Catholic education from e and daughters have benefited will also be the legacy that they will leave and carry with them from which your sons Saint JosephnHigh School & St. John Bosco High School. t - your consideration and cooperation on this matter. Thank you for P a Mr. Casey Yeazel Dr. Terri Mendoza Principal r Principal e High School St. John Bosco Saint Joseph High School n t High School enjoys a special relationship with Saint Joseph High School, a Catholic all-girls St. John Bosco G school in Lakewood. Known as our â€œSister School,â€? Saint Joseph interacts with St. John Bosco throughout the school year u as students gather for numerous special events, dances, activities and theatrical productions. The cooperation ibetween the schools provides a safe, healthy environment for social development and friendshipd the students. Such interaction has been a valued tradition for five decades. building among e For more information about Saint Joseph High School, please visit their website at www.sj-jester.org.
t CO-CURRICULAR & EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES . J Clubs and Organizations o The office of the Director of Student Activities is responsible for all student activity programs in the school. h n The many organizations, clubs, and activities (called co-curricular and extracurricular activities) are an essential part of B modern education. Such activities are guided by faculty members and are considered an essential part of the total o school program. Club advisors are managed and supported by the Director of Student Activities. s c should be involved in some phase of the activity program as a supplement to classroom instruction We feel every student o and as an opportunity for personal and social development. The more the student is a part of the school and the H of participation in its program, the more intense will be his satisfaction and the sense of belonging. greater his share i not out for some school sport is encouraged to take an active part, as far as possible, in at least one Every student g activities. of these school h S Club and Organization sign-ups take place at the end of September. c Note: All events h and activities sponsored by any class or club must first be cleared by the moderator and approved by o of Student Activities. For detailed descriptions of a club, see the moderator in charge. the Director o l Dances 2 0 Who May Attend? 1 upon to exemplify our Catholic and moral beliefs at all times. This expectation extends to any and All students are called 6 all school functions. Any student or visitor attending any dance sponsored by SJBHS or co-sponsored with Saint Joseph High- School (“SJHS”) dancing inappropriately will be asked to leave immediately. The school assumes no 2 and all students who are asked to leave under these or any other circumstances. It is to be liability for any remembered0that dances sponsored by SJBHS are closed dances for high school students. This means that they 1 solely for the benefit of SJBHS students. are sponsored 7 will be admitted to dances who: Additional persons S 1. Are currentlyt enrolled at SJBHS, and their school dates, with high school ID. 2. Are currentlyuenrolled in a private, Christian high school, upon presentation of a valid high school ID card. 3. Are boys andd girls from other high schools, with valid ID cards who have a special “Guest Pass” issued by the e Director of Student Activities for attendance at a particular dance. Note: “Guest Passes” are issued solely by the n Director of Student Activities of SJBHS prior to each dance and are available only to SJBHS students. t - will not be issued at the time of the dance. Note: Passes P a r regulations apply to all dances sponsored by SJBHS: The following e 1. Appropriate ndress is required unless a 'theme' dance has been previously announced by the Administration. In all t of any kind must comply with good Christian moral values. instances, dress G 2. No 'freak dancing' or inappropriate dancing (as determined by the Administration) will be permitted. u 3. Faculty members and parent chaperones have full authority to admit, refuse admission to, or dismiss any student i from the dance. d admitted to SJBHS dances after 9:30 p.m. unless prior permission has been obtained. 4. No one will be 5. Students willenot be allowed to leave the dance before 10:30 p.m. 6. Students are to be courteous, friendly, polite and supportive of regulations, especially Christian moral values. 7. The possession or use of alcohol, narcotics or tobacco or any other dangerous chemicals is forbidden. 8. Students with alcohol on their breath will be refused admittance and their parents will be notified immediately and required to report to school to take custody of their son. 9. Dances end at 11:00 p.m. and students must be picked up no later than 11:30 p.m. While Homecoming and Winter Formal end at midnight, students may leave at 11:30 p.m. 39
t 10. Dances after a game end at 11:30 p.m. . 11. With the exception of Homecoming, Winter Formal and Prom (or other stipulated events), non-high school J students are not permitted to attend school or club sponsored dances. o 12. All students must be picked up promptly following all scheduled events. Disclaimer: The school will supervise up h to thirty (30) minutes following any scheduled event. After that the school assumes no responsibility and/or n liability for the student. B 13. A contract must be signed by both student and parent for all semi-formal dances and the Prom. o s St. John Bosco High School/Saint Joseph High School Prom c o 1. The prom is the annual co-sponsored dinner dance of both schools. H 2. It is a senior event; therefore, only seniors may buy bids. A contract must be signed by both student and parent. 3. A curfew timei will be scheduled for arrival and departure. (Arrival time is no later than one half hour before the g dinner is scheduled to begin; departure time is no earlier than 11:30 p.m.) h 4. The prom committee will consist of the senior class officers along with student and faculty advisors. The senior S of both schools will co-chair the meetings. class presidents c be given once the prom bid is purchased. If a student sells his/her bid to another student, the 5. No refunds will advisor must h be notified of this exchange. o arrives after curfew time will be sent home and a telephone call will be made to the parents of the 6. Any student who o Also, a phone call will be made to the parents of any student who has not arrived by the curfew one concerned. l time. 7. Students with2alcohol on their breath will be refused admittance and their parents will be notified immediately and 0 to the prom site to take custody of their son. required to report 1 sponsors nor condones any private after-prom parties. The school recommends that parents be 8. SJBHS neither aware of their6son's plans after the conclusion of the school-sponsored prom. Student Council2 0 organizes the student activities of SJBHS. It consists of the ASB Executive Council, the officers of The Student Council each class, 1and a representative of each school organization. This organization acts as a liaison between the students and7the administration and coordinates all student activities. A list of ASB Senate representatives may be found on theSSJBHS website (www.bosco.org). t u STUDENT LIFE d e the “social” animates the HOME dimension of Don Bosco’s Oratory and is critical to compliment In a Salesian school, and balancen academic coursework calling students to be involved and active outside the classroom in t others. Student Life at SJBHS involves the on-going formation of the whole person as a shared accompanying response to -God’s call to be present with and for others. Student involvement in the various campus organizations, P leadership, clubs, athletic teams, school wide religious/ spiritual and other activities (sometimes including student a called co-curricular and extracurricular activities) are all essential in Don Bosco’s educative style. These activities r and guided by faculty, staff, coaches and administration; and are considered are supported e a vital component of the total school program. n Involvementtin Student Life will lead to a greater connection and identity among all students and will foster a greater G sense of belonging. Every student must participate in all school wide activities, and to take an active part, u as far as possible, in at least one campus organization. i d e Servant Leadership All leadership at SJBHS follows the model of Jesus, who “did not come to be served, but to serve.” (Mark 10:45). This unique style is called Servant Leadership. Students serve as leaders in many ways. Some are elected by their peers to serve on the ASB Board or as Class Officers. Some serve as Campus Ministry leaders, club officers, as captains on athletic teams and some students who have no official title become peer leaders through their own personal style of interaction with others.
t CAMPUS MINISTRY AND CHRISTIAN SERVICE . J Campus Ministry and Christian Service at SJBHS are integral components of our mission in the education of the whole o person in the Salesian tradition of Don Bosco and grounded in the person and values of Jesus. All students are h called to minister to one another and to engage in service both on campus and off campus. Ministry and service n are important aspects of the formation of our students to become “Good Christians and honest citizens” so they B may develop their full potential as children of God and members of the human family. o s As a Salesian community, SJBHS, in the spirit of Vatican Council II (Nostra Aetate) respects and values its students c from other Christian and non-Christian religious traditions. We recognize that all human beings hold inherent o individual dignity since they are created in the image and likeness of God, and that we are called to value and engage withHour brothers and sisters who are children of one Heavenly Father. i Campus Ministryg Campus Ministryhsupports the religious and spiritual dimension of student life at SJBHS. The Coordinator of Youth Ministry andSvarious student leaders plan, prepare and animate a host of practices and activities such as Daily c School Wide Masses, Triduum Week events, the annual Toy Drive, Blood Drives, Senior Seminar, Morning Prayer, h LA Catholic Worker Hospitality Kitchen, Reconciliation Services, Prayer Services, Grade level days of Recollection, Youth Day atoCongress, Marian Day, etc. o l Christian Service-Men of Service 2 At SJBHS, we believe that as a Salesian high school we are called to follow Jesus Christ’s call to serve. We seek to emulate the0love and compassion Jesus who came to serve and not to be served. Men of Service requirement 1 provides all students opportunities to engage in Christian Service individually and as a school community requiring 20 hours of 6service to be completed by each student per year. This process will be managed by the Religious Studies teachers, counselors, Christian Service Director and the Coordinator of Youth Ministry (CYM). 2 0 1. Requirements-Each student will complete 20 hours per year. A minimum of fifteen(15) hours, and up to 1 must be completed off campus in a non-profit organization. These ten (15) hours of service cannot twenty(20) benefit 7family, friends, or SJBHS; they must be completed off campus. Five hours can be completed on S if the student chooses. Christian Service is recorded on the transcript as a one credit course that does campus, t GPA. The class is Credit//No Credit. All students are required to complete a total of at least 80 not affect u their four years at SJBHS. hours over a. d Student hours must be served at organizations pre-approved and align with the theme of corporal or e spiritual works of mercy. Students will need to work directly with people or the community. b. n All hours must be approved by a student’s Religious Studies teacher and Christian Service Director t before a student engages in the service. c. - Each student may begin his service hours at the start of the academic year and service hours are P due two weeks before the start of scheduled final exams each semester. d. a Hours will be recorded in the Christian Service Director’s log and grade book at the time of receipt r and will not count if turned in after the deadlines no matter if the hours were served before the e deadline. Failure to complete and turn in hours by the semester deadline will result in a grade of “NC” n and an additional 10 hours of service required per semester failed. t . G - The Christian Service Program is an essential part of the SJBHS educational experience. In line 2. Purpose with ourumission, SJBHS is committed to developing generous, responsible citizens and leaders. Service with i the vulnerable (the poor, marginalized, and disenfranchised) is an essential part of a rich and integrated d tradition. Through various service experiences, the virtues of generosity, compassion, and wisdom educational will be efurther developed in each student. The Christian Service Program has been integrated into our curriculum to provide a hands-on experience for students to answer the needs of our community and enable them to live up to the call of Christ to be his witnesses to the world.
Theme - The corporal and spiritual works of mercy are intended as guidelines for student service through SJBHS.
t Corporal Spiritual Works of Mercy . Works of Mercy J To feed To instruct the ignorant o the hungry h To give To counsel the doubtful n drink to the thirsty B To clothe To admonish the sinner o the naked s To visit the ransom and captive To bear wrongs patiently c o the homeless To shelter To forgive offences willingly H i the sick To visit To comfort the afflicted g h the dead To bury To pray for the living and the dead S c Daily Liturgy h Daily Liturgies are celebrated Monday through Friday for students, faculty and staff at 7:20 a.m. in the School Chapel. o All are invited. Also, the Religious Studies curriculum requires students to participate in planning and attending one o class liturgy per semester. l 2 Prayer and Worship 0 SJBHS offers a wide array of spiritual growth opportunities. The foundation of our Salesian spirituality is to come together 1 as a community in celebrating the Eucharist and recognizing God’s presence in our lives. Because of the essential 6 role of prayer in the formation of a personal relationship with God, students participate in the various and regular experiences of prayer and worship. Student-led prayer services are held throughout the year in accordance with 2 the Liturgical Calendar. These gatherings provide opportunities for communal and individual reflection and 0 celebration on the Liturgical Seasons. 1 7 Retreats S Class Days of Recollection t A Day of Recollection is an occasion of spiritual renewal, which Don Bosco considered to be the fundamental u part and the synthesis of all activities in each young person’s faith journey. These mini-retreat(s)/one-day d experiences are organized according to grade levels. Attendance at all grade level retreats is a graduation e requirement. Students, who do not attend, will need to make-up their retreat by attending another retreat. n Make-up retreats must be approved by the Coordinator of Youth Ministry (CYM). t Kairos Retreats P SJBHS offers three Kairos retreats. Seniors have the opportunity to attend one of the three senior Kairos a retreats. Selected juniors are invited to participate in one of the three Kairos retreats in r order to serve as leaders their senior year. Kairos is a Greek word meaning “God’s time”. The retreat is a foure day, three-night experience where students are challenged to know themselves, to form meaningful community n and to strengthen their relationship with God through the encouragement of openness, reflection and trust. t The Kairos retreat experience is a unique and life changing opportunity. While all SJBHS students are G encouraged to participate in a Kairos retreat before graduation, they are not required to do so. u i Sacrament of Reconciliation d The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered several times during the year at school. Triduum Week, Advent and Lent are e the main times for reconciliation. Students are invited to take part in this sacrament, and our non-Catholic brothers and sisters are invited to take part in this opportunity to speak to the priest for spiritual direction/advice. While we offer scheduled opportunities for reconciliation, our campus priests are always open and available for confessions when on campus.
t Salesian Youth Leadership Conference (SYLC) . The Salesian Youth Leadership Conference (SYLC) is a week-long retreat held at Camp St. Francis in Aptos, CA, for J high school youth in various Salesian high schools, parishes, clubs, etc. Its purpose is to form student leaders in o the Salesian tradition and is the primary method of developing student leaders at SJBHS. h n School-Wide Masses B SJBHS sponsors several school-wide Masses each year. Attendance at Mass is required for all students. Active o participation in and respect for liturgy is the expectation. s c Service Summer Christian o Although service projects are encouraged to be done during the school year, it is also recognized that there are many H meaningful opportunities of service in the summer months. Summer service is acceptable. All summer service i must be approved in advance by the Coordinator of Youth Ministry (“CYM”) before it’s performed. g h INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC PROGRAM S c SJBHS Athletic Department is to prepare student-athletes to practice ethical behavior, including fair The mission of the h and obedience to rules and policies set forth by the coach, department, league and the California play, integrity o Federation (CIF). The department will work constantly to develop competitive student-athletes and Interscholastic coaches whoovalue compassion and a dynamic spirit. l 2 All SJBHS student-athletes along with their coaches will represent in perception and practice, the appreciation for athletic excellence, a0 shared educational experience of competition and a valued, rigorous, well-rounded education. 1 6 All individuals associated with the BRAVE athletic programs will be aware of and responsible for their influence on the behavior of others, extending all positive aspects of reason, religion and loving kindness. Each coach and athlete 2 of good sportsmanship and follow the ideals and standards adopted by the school, CIF and the will be a model 0 Trinity League. 1 7 includes the following sports: The athletic program S t Fall: Cross-Country, Football, and Water Polo u Winter: Basketball, Soccer, and Wrestling d Golf, Swimming, Tennis, Track, and Volleyball Spring: Baseball, e n Club Sports (Not affiliated with CIF): Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, and Rugby t - of the Trinity League. SJBHS is a member P Governance a r of the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) and the Trinity League. Furthermore, SJBHS is a SJBHS is a member e continue to “Pursue Victory with Honor.” All student-athletes, coaches, parents, fans are bound by school that will n all of the rules set forth by the CIF Bluebook, the Trinity League Constitution, the SJBHS Athletic and will follow t the SJBHS Student-Parent Guide. Handbook, and G u i d e
t STUDENT-ATHLETES . J Athletic Issues and Concerns o If any parent/guardian has an issue or problem with a decision made by a coach, please follow the proper chain of h command to resolve issue(s). n B Steps for Communication and Chain of Command o Students and parents must consult with the coach before conferring with an Administrator. s Conferences with an Administrator will be by appointment only. Always take the following steps c when communicating with coaches. o H 1. All immediate concerns should first be discussed with the lower level head coach or the program headi coach. The student or parent should call the coach to discuss the situation. The coach g not be approached during practice and/or on game days. A meeting may be arranged if should h the situation needs more attention than just a phone call or email. Most issues should be solved S with proper resolutions at this level. c h is no resolution to Step 1 (above), the student or parent should contact the school 2. If there o head coach’s immediate supervisor (Athletic Director) and arrange a meeting. Keep in program mindothat the coach involved, the program head coach, the parent(s) and the student-athlete mayl all be required to attend this meeting at the discretion of the Athletic Director. The express 2 of the meeting is to bring about an appropriate solution to the situation. purpose 0 3. If an1appropriate solution is not reached with Step 2 (above), the student or parent may contact 6 the Principal and arrange a meeting. As before, keep in mind that the coach involved, the program head coach, the Athletic Director, the parent(s) and the student-athlete may all be 2 to attend this meeting at the discretion of the Principal. The express purpose of the required 0 is to bring about an appropriate solution to the situation. meeting 1 Keep in7mind that playing time, level placement, positioning, team strategy, choice of awards, choice S of starters and roster cuts are all examples of NON-credible issues and will not be t These are all coaching decisions and will be fully supported by the School’s discussed. u Administration. d e in in mind that if you have a credible issue, please be direct and work this out behind Also keep closed n doors by using the proper chain of command. Making public comments and opinions may t your son and undermine the entire team. Anonymous letters or emails will not be given embarrass - Please come forward and communicate so we can work together for solutions. attention. P a r / Clearance / Baseline Concussion Testing Athletic Physicals e Athleticn Clearance Forms For thet2016-17 school year, all of our athletic clearance forms, with the exception of your son’s physical and G will be completed and signed on-line. We have continued to partner with a company called white card “FamilyuID” to accommodate our needs. You will be registering with Family ID, but there is no cost. i d Physicals e All student-athletes are required to pass an annual physical examination performed by a medical doctor before they will be allowed to participate on any athletic team or club. Chiropractors are not accepted. ● This physical must be completed on a "Bosco" Physical form – PDF on website under “Athletics Clearance / Physicals” ● Physical also must be signed by an MD and stamped by the hospital or clinic where physical was performed. 44
t All physicals for the 2016-17 school year must be completed AFTER June 1, 2016. Any physical . J completed before June 1, 2016 will not be accepted. ● o Hard copies of physical with signature and stamp MUST be turned in directly to our athletic trainer, h Melody Mohebbi. Do not leave with front office. PLEASE MAKE A COPY FOR YOUR RECORDS. n Concussion Testing Baseline What isB baseline testing? Baseline testing is a pre-season exam conducted by a trained health care o professional. Baseline tests are used to assess an athlete’s balance and brain function (including learning and s memory skills, ability to pay attention or concentrate, and how quickly he or she thinks and solve problems), c as well oas for the presence of any concussion symptoms. Results from baseline tests (or pre-injury tests) can be usedHand compared to a similar exam conducted by a healthcare professional during the season if an athlete has a suspected concussion. All student-athletes must have a baseline concussion test before their season i of sport.g Questions regarding “Baseline Concussion Testing” should be directed to Athletic Trainer. h S White Cards Emergency c All student-athletes must have an emergency white card filled out (front and back) and on file with their coach h so theyocan be treated if injured when away from SJBHS. Cards will be handed out parent meeting or can be picked o up at the athletic office. l Athletic Trainer 2 (Injury Treatment and Rehab) The school has a0full time athletic trainer for the use of all of our student-athletes. Injured athletes should always report their injury to1the coach and athletic trainer. They should also see the trainer as soon as possible for assessment, proper treatment 6 and/or advice for the injury. If the trainer is not available or the training room is closed, first aid treatment will- be given by the coach. In the event of a serious injury, 911 will be called so that professional medical treatment can 2 be given as soon as possible. Training Room hours will be posted for each season. The training room phone0number is (562) 920-1734 ext. 219. 1 Awards, Letters, Scholar-Athlete Patch 7 Each athlete agrees S that, whether the emblems come to him as a gift, a personal purchase, an award, or from another source, the title t emblem shall rest with the school. All other awards, patches, and/or medals must be approved by the school. uA “Scholar-Athlete” patch will be distributed to any student-athlete who appears on an official Varsity roster at thedtime that fall semester grades are posted. In addition, the student-athlete must appear on the fall semester honor e roll list. A student-athlete may only earn one patch per school year. Patches will be distributed by the school and n may only be worn on an official SJBHS Lettermen’s jacket. t Banquets and Award Ceremonies To give proper closure and deserved recognition to the student-athletes, coaches and parents, attendance at the end P of the season a sports banquet is an important part of the sports season. All are encouraged to attend. Studentathletes who did r not finish the season or have left the school should not attend the banquet. e Conduct Expectations for Parents, Families, Alumni, Friends and Spectators n As stated earlier,t SJBHS is a Salesian High School that “Pursues Victory with Honor.” With this said, the following guidelines shall G be followed by all parents, family members, alumnus, friends and fans. u Codes iof conduct: ● Supportdall games and practices in a positive way. Negative comments towards visiting fans, coaches, players or gamee officials on either team are not acceptable. ● Remember we are a Salesian High School, please support and respect that environment. ● Never argue with a referee or complain about their decisions. Never approach the officials before, during or after any contest. ● Never show up under any circumstances under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. ● Never confront a coach with an issue during practice or on a game day, especially after a contest. Make an appointment if needed, but never bring issue(s) up in front of the kids or in public. ●
t Under no circumstances, do you attempt to coach the kids or offer advice during a game. This will . confuse the young man and may undermine what the team is trying to accomplish. J ● If approached by any school official or coach, please cooperate fully with their request(s). o ● Enjoy the game, have fun and support your child before, during and especially after a contest. h n SJBHS reserves the right to remove or ban any person from any contest, practice or any school related B activity for any reason to ensure a safe and positive environment. o s Conduct Expectations for Student-Athletes and School Personnel As stated earlier, cSJBHS is a Salesian High School that “Pursues Victory with Honor.” With this said, the following stated o guidelines shall be followed by all student-athletes, coaches, cheerleaders, support groups, and all other school H personnel. Remember that sporting events are for everyone’s enjoyment and at no time should an unwilling young i to participate in sports. man be forced g Codes h of conduct: ● Play forSthe fun of it, not just to please your parents or coach. ● Play bycthe rules and pursue Salesian values. h ● Never argue with a referee or complain about their decisions. o ● Control your temper and never retaliate. o vulgar or inappropriate language. ● Do not use l with coaches, teammates, opponents and the referees. ● Cooperate 2 0 Department Handbook For more details 1and information on SJBHS Athletics, please refer to the school website www.bosco.org. Under the 6 you will find the SJBHS Athletic Department Handbook. athletics icon, 2 Dismissal from Team An athlete may be0 dismissed from a team for other reasons contrary to the spirit of athletics and competition at SJBHS. 1 where the coach and Athletic Director believe that the student-athlete may need a second chance In some cases 7 he/she may place the student-athlete on an athletic probationary contract. This contract must be to prove himself, signed by theS parents and the student-athlete in order to be reinstated. Please note that this contract is used only t of the head coach. It is NOT required for dismissal. Some, but not all, reasons for dismissal are: at the discretion u training rules, continued failure to try, attitude or conduct detrimental to welfare of the team, as seen failure to obey by the head dcoach. In addition, a student-athlete may be removed from a team due to inappropriate behavior by the student’separents and/or family at any time. The coach may also exercise his/her judgment in determining that participationnin a particular sport would be dangerous for an individual. t Fees for AthletesP The cost to run an athletic program is constantly growing (equipment, uniforms, travel, facilities, insurance, salaries, officials, etc.) and a for a healthy portion of these costs, but it is absolutely necessary for the student-athlete’s family to share in the school pays these costs forr us to sustain our programs for the years to come. Every sport at SJBHS has different needs. Fees will be set by the SJBHS administration in conjunction with the head coach. These fees will be shared with the families at the beginning of e each season.n t Once rosters are set, fees will be billed through the student-athlete’s FACTS tuition account. Parents will be required to sign a G contract in order for their son to participate. Once this agreement is signed, it is understood that the fees will NOT be refunded u for any reason and must be paid by the selected due dates. Quitting a team for any reason, including leaving the school, or i from the team due to disciplinary, financial, attendance or academic reasons is NOT grounds for any sort of being removed d refund. e ●
Families will be given opportunities to raise funds to offset the required fees. The head coach of each program will communicate those opportunities to the families at the beginning of the season. Once the money is raised by the student-athlete, it will be turned in and the tuition account will be credited. Any money raised above and beyond the required fee will go to the individual sport program to help with overall costs.
Injury or Accident
t All athletic injuries incurred on campus or while participating in any athletic event/practice must be reported immediately . to the coach and athletic trainer at which time an “injury report” will be completed. This injury report will then be J filed with the Main Office. Any medical treatment required should be filed with the student’s own medical insurance o as this would be considered the primary insurance. The school’s insurance is considered secondary coverage. h Claim form(s) for secondary coverage may be obtained from the Main Office. n B Locker Room o The locker room facility has been designed with the athletic and physical education programs in mind. The same s regulations apply to this locker room as they apply to other school facilities, especially in regards to locks and locker c use. The following regulations apply: 1) A school lock must be used on all lockers; 2) A student is assigned a o locker by the Locker Room attendant or a coach; 3) Any student using a combination or key operated lock not H purchased through the campus store, or who occupies a locker not assigned to him, will have the lock removed and i confiscated; and 4) Any student-athlete who does not remove his belongings from his locker at the his belongings g end of a particular season will have his locker cleaned out and items will be confiscated. h AthleticSbags should be stored in the locker facility by 7:40 am daily and not carried about school. The locker c the area outside the locker room are off limits during the school day except during the period of your room and h son's physical education class. The parking lot is off limits during the school day for any student-athlete. o o Multi-Sport Student-Athletes l and supports student-athletes participating in multiple sports. No student-athlete should be steered SJBHS encourages 2 philosophy. If a student-athlete is participating in two or more CIF sponsored sports, he will put his away from this full effort and0attention into the sport that he is currently participating in, according to the CIF Season of Sport dates 1 “Season of Sport”). While participating in a CIF sport at SJBHS, mandated work-outs, practices or (see below under training may6not be allowed for another sport in or out of the school. However, with parental consent, a studentathlete may -work-out or practice with another sport during his season of sport if BOTH program head coaches agree on the terms.2 This policy covers all student-athletes on all levels. 0 1 Teams and/or Private Lessons Outside Club, Travel 7 that student-athletes will be involved in athletic programs outside of the school, but under no SJBHS understands S will that involvement prioritize over the participation in our athletic programs. Student-Athletes may circumstances t not miss practice, contests, work-out sessions, meetings, etc. due to outside club, travel team or private lessons unless prior uapproval is given by the program head coach. This includes in and out of the CIF season of sports. d Parent Meetingse It is required that nyou attend all scheduled parent meetings for your son’s sport(s). Team schedules, rules, sport fees t are some of the topics that will be covered. and fundraising Participation P a in interscholastic sports, a SJBHS student must first fulfill the requirements set forth by the CIF. To participate r Second, he must be cleared by the Athletic Department completing the following requirements: e n ● The Physical/Authorization for Treatment form (same as school-required physical exam); this must be t every year during the summer time. The completed form should be turned into the Athletic completed Trainer.GMore detailed information can be found on the SJBHS website under the Athletics Icon, clicking on u Clearance/Physicals” link. the “Athletic ● Registeri through Family ID, by completing and electronically signing all online forms. This link can be found d on the SJBHS website under the Athletics Icon, clicking on the “Athletic Clearance/ Physicals link. e White Card (must be obtained from the head coach). This card must be with the head coach ● Emergency when student-athlete travels (must have a new card on file each season). ● Baseline Concussion Testing ● Completed and signed athletic fees contract. ● Payment of all athletic fees.
t Moreover, he must also maintain the following SJBHS standards: . J 1. Conduct: Any student whose conduct is unsatisfactory may be declared ineligible by the Principal or the o Athletic Director for an indefinite period of time. h 2. Academics: All students involved in athletics are expected to maintain a total GPA of 2.0 in all credits attempted n during each grading period (quarter assessment and semester). If a student fails to maintain a Total GPA of B 2.0 in all enrolled courses in a grading period, quarter or semester, he will be placed on probation or deemed o ineligible until the next grading period. (See “Ineligible – Probation List” on pages 6 & 7.) s 3. Appearance: Participation on an athletic team involves discipline and willingness to make sacrifices. For this reason cthose who wish to participate in interscholastic sports at SJBHS must abide by the grooming and dress o code policies established by the school. . H Participate on a regular basis in team practice as determined by head coach. 4. Practice: i Proper Care andgResponsibility for Athletic Equipment/Uniforms Depending on thehsport, each athlete may be given, on loan from the athletic department, equipment/ uniforms proper to that sport.SIt is the athlete’s individual responsibility to take care of that equipment/uniform for the duration of that sport. If thecathlete does not have the equipment/uniform at the end of the season, he will be required to pay the h current replacement price for those items he was issued. o o to turn in these items will be communicated to students by the program head coach. StudentThe days and times Athletes are lfinancially responsible for any missing or lost equipment. A student-athlete may be pulled off the roster 2 to attend any classes from school if this obligation is not fulfilled. or not allowed 0 Quitting a Sport1 Once rosters are 6set and a student-athlete either quits or simply stops showing up, the student-athlete may not participate (training, practices or contests) with a different sport until the regular season of sport he quit is finished. 2 0 Schedules – Directions to Contests – Updates 1 For all updated schedules, changes, postponed games and directions to contests, please visit www.bosco.org, click on the Athletics7icon and select “sports schedule”. S t for Student-Athletes School Attendance u On game/contest/practice days, athletes must be in regular school attendance. Any failure to do so may result in his d ineligible for the game/contest/practice scheduled for that day. Students may be cleared to being declared participate inea practice and/or a game on a day that they are absent if they receive permission ahead of time for extraordinaryn circumstances (funeral, death in family, etc.). Permission must be granted by the Athletic Director or t another administrator for this to occur. On the day after aPgame or contest, athletes must also be in regular school attendance. Failure to do so may result in a his being declared ineligible for the next contest and/or any practice on that day. r Season of Sportefor CIF n Fall Sports (Cross-Country, Football, and Water Polo): st August 1 throught November 5th th or until out of playoffs. G u Winter Sports (Basketball, Soccer, and Wrestling): i November 6th through February 11th or until out of playoffs. d e Spring Sports (Baseball, Golf, Lacrosse, Swimming, Tennis, Track, and Volleyball): February 12th through May 12th or until out of playoffs. Summer Athletic Camps Our summer athletic camps are designed for registered SJBHS students who plan on participating in the St. John Bosco athletic program the following school year. These camps are required for all returning student- athletes that are planning on participating in athletics the following school year. Returning student-athletes may be asked to receive 48
t permission from the program head coach to participate. These camps are not required for incoming freshmen, but . are highly recommended. Costs and camp schedules will be available in April - May. J o Team Integrity and Practice h An athlete who quits or is dismissed from one team is not allowed to try out for another sport until the season of the n first sport is completed. If an athlete is cut from one of the teams, he may go out for another sport immediately. B Failure to attend practice or a competition may result in dismissal from the team. o s Transportation Since SJBHS hasc committed to an interscholastic athletic program, part of the commitment includes the transportation o of those student-athletes to and from the various contests except in certain circumstances*. It is not permissible for H to drive his own car from school to any athletic contest or practice unless permission is given by a student-athlete i the school administration under the following guidelines: g 1. Written notehfrom parent or guardian with reason for student having to drive; or S 2. Proper transportation form submitted to Athletic Director one (1) day prior to contest. c *SJBHS does noth give permission to any student to transport any other student(s) to an athletic contest or practice o a proper transportation form is submitted and approved by the Athletic Director .. session unless o l must travel with the team transportation provided and return via the same transportation. However, All student-athletes 2 a head coach may release the student-athlete to his parent or legal guardian after the contest. 0 1 For athletic contests which take an unusual amount of time to be completed or if the contest is within a reasonable 6 SJBHS, the Athletic Director, at his discretion and with consultation with the head coach, may provide distance from one-way transportation to the contest, making the return trip the responsibility of the parents. This information will 2 athletes by the coach before the contest. be given to the 0 1 the school will not provide transportation on Saturdays and/or non-school days. Parents may be *In most instances, 7 asked to provide transportation to and from athletic contests on these particular days. It is realized that upon S under certain circumstances it will be necessary for the student-athlete to drive his own car to a occasion and t contest. This may be allowed with permission from the Athletic Director under the following practice/athletic guidelines: u d e from parent or guardian with reason for student having to drive; or 1. Written note n 2. Proper transportation form submitted to Athletic Director one (1) day prior to contest. t P a r e n t G u i d e Trinity League Schools Trinity League The SJBHS CIF Athletic Program competes in the powerful Trinity League. See member schools below and directions to their campuses:
t Orange Lutheran High School . 2222 North Santiago Boulevard J Orange, CA 92867 o (714) 998-5151 h Junipero Serra High School ("JSerra") n 26351 Junipero Serra Road B San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 o (949) 493-9307 s Mater Dei High School c 1202 West Edinger Avenue o Santa Ana, CA 92707 H (714) 754-7711 i St. John Bosco High g School 13640 Bellflower h Boulevard Bellflower, CA S 90706 (562) 920-1734 c Santa Margarita High h School 22062 Antonio o Parkway Rancho Santa o Margarita, CA 92688 (949) 766-6000 l 2 Servite High School 0 1952 West La 1 Palma Avenue Anaheim, CA6 92801 (714) 774-7576 -
91 Freeway east to 55 Freeway south. Exit Nohl Ranch. Go south 6 - 7 blocks on Santiago Boulevard. 5 Freeway south to Junipero Serra Road. Go west one block; right to school. 405 Freeway; exit at Bristol; north to Edinger. At corner of Bristol and Edinger. 105 Freeway to Bellflower Boulevard; south to school on left.
Toll road directions: 605 Freeway (south) to 405 (south). Take Highway 133 (north) to toll road 241 (south) to Antonio Pkwy. Go left on Antonio Pkwy. to school. Other directions: 5 Freeway; exit Alicia; left to Santa Margarita Parkway; right to Antonio; right to school on left. Exit 91 Freeway at Euclid; south to La Palma; west on La Palma.
2 0 Tryouts and1Cuts SJBHS offers 15 7sports/clubs comprised of 40 teams, which allows multiple opportunities for students to participate and compete. However, due to the popularity of some sports and the high level of competition, programs are forced to S host tryouts tand make cuts. Tryouts are one of many factors used to determine rosters. Performance at try-outs and perceived u talent are not the only factors that determine the final decision made by the coach. Final team rosters are decided dsolely by the program head coach. e n Use of Facilitiest Gymnasium/Locker - Room/Wrestling Room ● AthleticPequipment must be pre-approved by athletic department ● No cleats. a Athletic/tennis shoes only footwear allowed. r ● These areas are not to be used by individuals or groups unless there is a faculty member capable of supervising e the activity. ● Alwaysnlock personal belongings up in athletic issued lockers. Do not leave bags or personal belongings t G Track / Soccer Turf u Rules and Regulations ● Athletici equipment must be pre-approved by athletic department ● Clean spills d immediately ● If wearing e cleats, only cross track where tarps are set up. If tarps are not set up, take off cleats when crossing track ● Molded cleats or other athletic shoes only ● No bicycles or other unapproved vehicles ● No cleats of any kind allowed ● No dogs or pets
t No drinks except water allowed, including Gatorade, sports drinks . No fb sleds, J goals, or benches No foodoitems, including gum, tobacco, and sunflower seeds No sharp h objects, including tent stakes, corner flags or other objects that can penetrate the field No skating n or bicycling No tobacco B products of any kind Only players, coaches and officials permitted o Private sproperty - not for public use. c stay outside of fencing at all times Spectators o lanes while walking or jogging Use outside H i Training Room g ● The training h room is for student-athletes to receive injury and rehab care. ● Students S are not to loiter or socialize in the training room. They need to obtain treatment and move on to practicecand / or contest. h should never be in the training room at any time unless the athletic trainer and / or approved faculty ● Students membero is present. o l Weight Room 2 ● The weight 0 room is not to be used by individuals or groups unless there is a faculty member capable of supervising 1 the activity. 6 should never lift weights without proper instruction by a coach or teacher. ● Students - should never lift alone and an experienced lifting spotter should always be present. ● Students ● Do not 2leave personal belongings in or outside the weight room. Lock belongings up in locker room before 0 practice or weight lifting session.. 1 7 __________________________________________________________________________________________ S t u d e n t P a r e n t G u i d e ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●
2016 – 2017 SJBHS PARENT ASSOCIATION
t Every parent/guardian of a SJBHS student is a member of the Parent Association (“PA”). The association provides . support and services to the students, faculty, administration and staff through various fundraisers and social events. J All parents/guardians are expected to partner with the school and take an active role in their son's education. o Parents/guardians are also encouraged to join the PA board. All elected members of the board serve one school h year and adhere to the by-laws of the association. n B Co-President: Hector Lujan Co-President: Victor Mier o st 1 Vice President: Maria Mier 2nd Co-Vice President: Kim Dorio s 2nd Co-Vice President: Patty Fierro Principal: Casey Yeazel c Co-Secretary: Marie Brito Co-Secretary: Sydney Gutierrez o Advancement Rep.: Kristie Brown Hospitality Rep.: Joe Ramos H Hospitality Rep.: Bertha Romero Spiritual Advisor.: Griselda Mireles i Spiritual Advisor.: Stacy Ramos Treasurer: Rea Chivi g h 2016 – 2017 MARGHERITAS GUILD S The Margheritas cGuild, formed in 2010, is a group named after St. John Bosco’s mother, Margherita Occhiena Bosco, h who gave essential support to St. John Bosco’s mission of serving underprivileged youth. It is the mission of the Margheritas oGuild to continue the tradition of support and appreciation for the faculty, staff and young men of o SJBHS. l 2 All women associated with SJBHS are invited to join: mothers, grandmothers, sisters, aunts, faculty, wives of coaches, etc.0 1 President: 6 Christine Schwab 2 0 1 7 S t u d e n t P a r e n t G u i d Margherita Occhiena Bosco e 1788-1856
t . J o h n B o s c o H i g h S c h o DIRECTIONS FOR ENTERING AND EXITING CAMPUS o The following directions apply 30 minutes before school and 30 minutes after school. Note: l 2 to the extremely heavy volume of traffic, we insist that you follow the directions below: Due 0 Entering: 1 From northbound, right turn in stadium gate driveway (south gate) only. 6 Do not use â€œhorseshoeâ€? driveway. - From southbound, left turn into main (horseshoe) driveway only. 2 Exiting: 0 Use north gate both right and left turn. 1 Main (horseshoe) driveway, right turn only. 7 S or suspension may be issued to any student who is driving or is an occupant in any car Saturday School t that is not following directions, is driving above the designated speed limits, or is driving recklessly. u d e n t P a r e n t G u i d N e South Gate North Gate Bellflower Blvd.
t . J ST. JOHN BOSCO HIGH SCHOOL o 2016 – 2017 FINANCIAL INFORMATION h n Since tuition covers B only a part of the total cost of educating a St. John Bosco student and if the school is to achieve its specified spiritual, academic and athletic goals, other parent(s)/guardian(s) responsibilities are necessary. These o responsibilities s include the following: c REGISTRATION:oCertifies the young man as a student of St. John Bosco High School. Returning students will register in March of 2016 H for the 2016-2017 school year. i SERVICE HOURS g PROGRAM: Parent/guardian participation is a very important part of our Salesian Educational Philosophy. hOur Service Hour Program is designed to provide parent(s)/ guardian(s) (not students) the opportunity to become involved in various school activities. Each family is required to work a total of fifteen (15) hours of service S in each of thec four years; therefore additional hours over the required fifteen (15) are not rolled over to the next year. The requirement h is a per student obligation; parent(s)/guardian(s) with more than one son attending St. John Bosco have a fifteen o (15) hour obligation per son. Service Hours opportunities and contact information can be found in the Principal’s o Bulletin; on the SJBHS website (www.bosco.org) by clicking on a) Parents tab; b) Service Hours tab; and lastly C)l Opportunities tab; and/or via email from SJBHS personnel. 2 We will also be allowing Service Hour credits for donated goods. There will be one (1) service hour credit given for each 0 $22.00 value1 of goods. It is the responsibility of the parent(s)/ guardian(s) to contact the school to volunteer your time or goods 6 to complete the required fifteen (15) hours. The family is responsible for keeping record(s) of agreed upon assignments as reminder notices will not be sent. 2 The normal Service 0 Hour cycle begins in April and ends March 31, 2017; this cycle corresponds with our present tuition billing cycle.1 At the end of each cycle, April 1, appropriate charges for each incomplete hour will be made. The school, however, 7 continues to have a need for this type of participation through the end of the academic year (midJune). Any hours worked after the March 31 date will count for the next school year. S t If a parent/guardian u agrees to accept a Service Hour assignment and does not show up for that event, regardless of the circumstances, d there will be a $25.00 per hour charge that will be added to the tuition account. A minimum notification of e three (3) business days is required to avoid this charge. Payment of this charge falls under the “Financial Agreement” category in your contract and also as stated in the Student-Parent Guide. This does not n decrease thet annual fifteen (15) hour yearly obligation. FINANCIAL AGREEMENT: P 1) For each a month paid late or short, your FACTS account will be charged a $50.00 late fee. 2) All checks r made payable to St. John Bosco High School that do not clear the bank for any reason will be chargede $25.00 for non-sufficient funds. n information can be found in the copy of the signed Financial Obligation Contract and the Tuition & 3) Additional t Fees Schedule. G 4) St. John Bosco High School does not accept post-dated and/or third party checks. u 5) The financially responsible party that signed the Financial Obligation Contract will be responsible for any i additional fees imposed by the outside service due to uncollectible tutional account balances submitted for d collection e services. These may include but are not limited to finance charges, collection service fees, attorney fees, and court costs. 6) For tuition accounts not paid in full, there is a $25 per month service fee for not establishing a payment account with the FACTS Management Company. 7) For multiple requests to modify FACTS tuition payment schedule there is a $15.00 fee for each additional request, after the third request.
t Co-curricular and/or extracurricular program participation fees are in addition to the tuition fees and are due at . the timeJof the program participation.
o SENIORS ONLY:h All financial obligations must be met by Friday, May 5, 2017. These include, but are not limited to: tuition, fees,nfines, fundraising, and the return of all uniforms, equipment, etc.. If the deadline is not met, then the senior is ineligible to participate in traditional senior activities (prom, grad nite, etc.). Also, final exams for those B seniors, aftero their obligations are met, will take place during regularly scheduled final exam times for Freshmen, Sophomoressand Juniors. The graduate must still attend all ceremonies in order to receive his diploma. c UNPAID TUITIONo AND FEES: Tuition accounts must be paid in full each month. If the account becomes delinquent, the parent(s)/guardian(s) will be required to meet with the school’s Finance Office. If this process fails to remedy H the situation,i the parent(s)/guardian(s) will be asked to withdraw their son from the school. g Regarding semester h exams: No student may take these exams unless all student responsibilities are satisfied, regardless ofSFACTS payment schedule. These responsibilities include tuition; athletic equipment/uniform; class materials; etc. c The school also reserves the right to send an incomplete grade record to any school requesting grades as ofhthe date of leaving or withhold a diploma while any balance due to the school remains unpaid. (Ref: Student-Parent o Guide, “Incompletes”.). o UNIFORMS: Online l selections of student uniforms are available through KWD Uniforms at www.kwduniforms.com. 2 CO-CURRICULAR and/or EXTRACURRICULAR: Fees and payment terms are determined by the individual 0 activity. 1 6 FINANCIAL- SAVINGS: St. John Bosco High School is offering a Student Referral Discount of $100.00 for referring an 2incoming (non-sibling) 9th grade/transfer student. This is a one-time credit off your tuition account balance and0is subject to administrative review/approval. Contact the Main Office for an application form. There is also a Multiple 1 Student Discount of $450.00 to families with more than one concurrently attending student. The discount(s) will 7 be applied in the October tuition account, one credit per family. There is a $200.00 Tuition Payment Savings for Sa payment in full for the 2016-2017 tuition and fees made by Tuesday, May 31, 2016. Please refer to the 2016-2017 t Tuition and Fees Schedule for the proper amount or the 2016-2017 Financial Obligation Contract. u REFUNDS: All fees d (including application, registration, Wi-Fi and graduation) are non-refundable. e REGISTRATION:n Returning students will register in March of 2017 for 2017-2018. t P a r e n t G u i d e
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t . Tuition and Fees Schedule J o 9th h 11th 12th DESCRIPTION:n GRADES GRADE B For further information, refer to the 2016-2017 Financial Information sheet. o s Registration Fee: $450.00 $450.00 c o Wi-Fi Network Access $25.00 $25.00 H i Tuition Fee: $12,285.00 $12,285.00 Graduation Fee:g h gown, tassel, diploma and diploma letter cover. includes; cap, $140.00 S c h AND FEES TOTAL TUITION $12,760.00 $12,900.00 o o OTHER FEES/CHARGES/CREDITS l <$100> Student Referral Discount for an incoming (non-sibling) 9th grade/transfer. One time credit. 2 <$450> Multiple Student Discount. One credit per family. One time credit. 0 $50 Late Fee for missed payments by the end of each month. 1 $25 NSF Check Fee for non-sufficient funds on check payments. 6 $50 Application/Placement Exam Fee (incoming Freshmen or transfer student only). $330 Mandatory participation in school service hours/volunteering per student 15 hours/each @ $22/hour. 2 Service Hours Penalty $25/hour for each missed assignment. 0 Service Hours Year End charges vary depending upon service hours not completed by March 31st. 1 3% processing 7 fee for credit card payments. $25/month service fee for not establishing an account with the FACTS Management Company. S All extra-curricular activities will require fundraising and spirit packs. Charges will vary. t u d FACTS MANAGEMENT COMPANY FEES & CHARGES e Monthly payments will be scheduled using the online FACTS Management Company. An initial invoice for the contract n amount, t less payments made to the school, will be sent by the first week of May, 2016, for payments to begin June 5, 2016 and endingMay 5,P2017. Monthlya payments based on the remaining balance due after the $450 registration fee and Wi-Fi fees are paid: 12 monthly rpayments scheduled for the 5th of the month: $1,023.75/mo. (12th grade: $1,035.42/mo.) 11 monthly e payments scheduled for the 20th of the month: $1,116.82/mo. (12th grade: $1,129.55/mo.) n $46 annual fee per ACH account. t $30 NSF returned payment fee for non-sufficient funds. G for credit card payments. $2.75 per $100 u Accepts: American Express, Discover and MasterCard only. They do not accept Visa. i d e For more information please contact a representative in the Main Office.
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When the twilight shadows gather out along the campus green, and the stalwart Bosco Brave comes upon the scene. Mighty sons of St. John Bosco sing their hymn of praise to their loyal Alma Mater and their high school days.
St. John Bosco 1815-1888
Published on Aug 30, 2016
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