2020 2021 Parent Handbook and School Calendar - Creating Opportunities: Changing Lives

2020 2021 Parent Handbook and School Calendar - Creating Opportunities: Changing Lives
Porterville Unified School District

            Creating Opportunities: Changing Lives
          2020 - 2021 Parent Handbook
              and School Calendar
2020 2021 Parent Handbook and School Calendar - Creating Opportunities: Changing Lives
Stay Safe. Stay Healthy.
   It is important to stay current on immunizations to protect your children!
Our pediatricians are available for you to schedule your child’s Well Child Visit.

             Call or Text (559) 686-9097 for an appointment today!

                               Three Convenient Locations
  PEDIATRIC SITE                 WEST TULARE (Open Saturdays)                  SOUTH TULARE
1186 E. Leland, Tulare           1500 West Tulare Drive, Tulare             3035 E. Bardsley, Tulare
2020 2021 Parent Handbook and School Calendar - Creating Opportunities: Changing Lives
Table of Contents
                     Message from the                                                                         Parent Receipt of Information Notice .  .  .  . Page 2

                  Superintendent:                                                                             Notification . .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . Page 3

                                                                                                              Pesticide List and Notification .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . Page 4
Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year. We hope this message finds you and your family healthy and
well. This summer was a season of continued change with each day seeming to bring new information
that often required a return to the drawing board in our attempts to draft reopening plans. The               School Contacts  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . Page 6
reopening of learning in Porterville for the 2020-21 academic year is a commitment by our Governing
Board of Trustees and staff of Porterville Unified School District (PUSD) to provide the best learning
experience for all our students while ensuring the health and safety of all our students and staff. We are    Attendance & Conduct .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . Page 8
sure we are not alone in being both relieved and apprehensive that the summer is over and the start of
the new school year is here, ready or not.                                                                    Calendar Summary .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . Page 9

With this in mind, The Governing Board continues its support of efforts to expand the options of
educational program offerings available to help meet the varied and individual needs of all of our            August  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . Page 11
students whether in a distance learning model or in-person learning model.
                                                                                                              September .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . Page 13
It is our commitment that high school graduation begins in kindergarten. To this end, the Governing
Board has adopted a high school graduate profile that begins with:
                                                                                                              October . .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . Page 15
Our Vision:
PUSD students will have the skills and knowledge to be prepared for college and career and to                 November . .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . Page 17
make a positive impact in a dynamic global society.

Our Mission:                                                                                                  December . .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . Page 19
PUSD will provide students a dynamic, engaging and effective educational experience that
prepares them with the skills to be productive citizens in a global society.                                  January . .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . Page 21
The Governing Board, administration, and staff of Porterville Unified School District are actively engaged
to ensure your students have a successful school experience. In addition to our outstanding educational       February .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . Page 23
curriculum, the District is committed to maintaining a wide variety of career technical education courses,
nationally recognized fine arts programs, as well as highly competitive athletic programs, which include
                                                                                                              March .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . Page 25
numerous valley championships.

All high school students have access to fourteen career-themed pathways. We see the successes and             April . .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . Page 27
challenges of pathway programs and the excitement of students who are enrolled in pathways. Pathways
allow students to focus all of their coursework in a particular area of study, which is an area of their
                                                                                                              May .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . Page 29
interest. Research indicates that students who complete high school in an academy or pathway program
perform far better in higher education and in their career.
                                                                                                              June  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . Page 31
In this handbook, you will find information on a variety of topics. We recommend you keep it for
reference during the school year. We, also, ask that you review the material and discuss it with your
                                                                                                              Bell Schedule .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . Page 39
student. Should you have questions, please contact your school principal or the PUSD administration.
This handbook is available on our PUSD website at www.portervilleschools.org

In PUSD, we are Creating Opportunities: Changing Lives.                                                      This Calendar and Handbook brought to
                                                                                                             you by PUSD and The Porterville Recorder.
Nate Nelson, Ed.D.
Superintendent                                                                                               We hope you keep it handy throughout the
                                                                                                             year and refer to it often.
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Creating Opportunities: Changing Lives
   PUSD students will have the skills and knowledge to be prepared for college
     and career and to make a positive impact in a dynamic global society.
                                                        Este libro se puede obtener en español.
                                                     Por favor pregunte en la oficina de su escuela.
Non-Discrimination Statement: Porterville Unified School Dis-         information, military veteran status, or association with a person   ficer, by phone at (559)793-2445, by email at jleyva@porter-
trict prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bul-    or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived char-       villeschools.org, or in person at 600 W Grand Ave, Porterville,
lying based on actual or perceived race, color, ethnicity, national   acteristics or any other basis protected by law or regulation, in    CA 93257.The district is not responsible for facts or opinions
origin, immigration status, ancestry, age, creed, religion, politi-   its educational program(s) or employment. If you believe you,        contained on any linked site.
cal affiliation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, ge-      or your student, have been subjected to discrimination, harass-
netic information, mental or physical disability, sex, sexual ori-    ment, intimidation, or bullying you should contact your school       Title IX Coordinator
entation, marital status, pregnancy or parental status, medical       site principal and/or the District’s Compliance and Title IX Of-     Ed.D., Julissa Leyva

Please cut & return this portion to your child’s school                                                                                                       ✂✂✂✂✂✂✂
                           STUDENT NAME_______________________________________________________________________________________

                           SCHOOL OF ATTENDANCE___________________________________________________________GRADE___________

                           My signature as parent or legal guardian acknowledges that I have been informed of my rights as a parent.

                           This portion must be returned to your child's school as per California Education Code Section 48982.
                           Hard copy of SARC will be provided upon request.

                           Date:____________________________________                         __________________________________________________________
                                			                                                      Signature of Parent or Guardian

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Annual Notification • Asbestos Hazard Emergency Notice
    Dear parents, staff and students,                                                    4. From time to time we find it necessary to remove asbestos containing
                                                                                            material (ACM) to make repairs, do remodels and so forth. When this
    In compliance with the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA)                   happens all work is done by EPA certified workers who follow procedures
    we are letting you know the following:                                                  designed to do the work in a manner safe for both the environment, the
                                                                                            workers and building occupants.
    1. All our schools have been inspected by an EPA accredited inspector for
       the purpose of determining the presence and location of asbestos in our
       buildings.                                                                        For questions about any aspect of our asbestos program, please contact
                                                                                         District Operations Facility 782-7073.
    2. This information was used to develop a strategy for dealing with the
       asbestos. This strategy is written up in the District’s Management Plan.
       This plan is available for your inspection at the respective school sites and
       in the office of the Director of Custodial Services, located at 534 N. "E" St.,

    3. Much of the asbestos that was originally identified has now been
       removed. That which remains is monitored on a regular and ongoing
       basis to ensure that it remains in good condition and does not constitute
       a hazard to building occupants, service workers, etc. To this end, periodic
       surveillances are done at least every 6 months, and reinspections are
       done at least every 3 years.
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Pesticide & Herbicide List and Annual Notification
The Healthy Schools Act of 2000 requires all California school districts to notify
parents and guardians of pesticides they apply during the year. We intend to use
the following pesticides in your school this year.
                                                                                                   Grades K-12
                                                                                                     The Healthy Schools Act of 2000 was signed into law in September 2000 and requires that all schools provide parents
                                                                                                   or guardians of students with annual written notification of expected pesticide use on school sites. The notification
 INGREDIENT)                                  INGREDIENT)
 Advion Ant & Roach Gel, Insect
                                              Alpine (Dinotefuran)
                                                                                                   will include a list to identify the active ingredient or ingredients in each pesticide product we plan to use. The internet
 Granule; Arilon (Indoxacarb)                                                                      address (http://www.cdpr.ca.gov) is for further information on pesticides and their alternatives. We will send out these
 Archer IGR (Pyridine)                        Avert DFB (Abamectin B-1)
                                                                                                   annual notifications at the beginning of each school year.
 Bedlam; Bedlam Plus (3 phenoxybenzyl, 2-dimethyl, 3-
                                                                                                     Parents or guardians will be given prior notification of individual pesticide applications at the school site. This notifi-
 cyclopropanecarboxyl; x, x, x, Imidacloprid)
 Bifen I/T; Talstar EZ/PL/P; Wisdom     CB-80 Insect; CB-80 Extra                                  cation will be sent home with each student, prior to each application or series of applications.
 EZ/TC (Bifenthrin)                     (Pyrethrins; PiperonylButoxide,                              Parents or guardians may request prior notification of individual pesticide applications at the school site. People listed
 Cynoff EC; Up-Cyde (Cypermethrin)            Cy-Kick CS (Cyfluthrin)
                                                                                                   on this registry will be notified at least 72 hours before pesticides are applied. If you would like to be notified every time
 Cyonara 9.7; Cyzmic CS; Demand               DeltaDust; DeltaGard D/G; DForce                     we apply a pesticide, please complete and return the form below and return it to the school secretary. The IPM plan is
 CS/EZ; 221L (Lambda-cyhalothrin)             HPX (Deltamethrin)
 Demon WP (Cypermethrin)
                                              Dragnet SFR/Tengard SFR                              avaliable to view in Porterville Unified Business Services, also at portervilleschools.org.
 ExciteR; CB-80 Extra (Pyrethrins,
                                              Exponent (Piperonylbutoxide)
                                       Kills Bed Bugs Plus (Pyrethrins,
 Gentrol IGR ((S)-Hydroprene)
                                       PiperonylButoxide, Permethrins)
 MasterlineBifenthrin 7.9 (Bifenthrin)
                                       Maxforce FC Gel/Mag.; Taurus SC;                            Request for individual Pesticide Application Notification – Grades K-12
                                       Termidor SC (Fipronil)
 Maxforce Fly Spot Bait; Quantum;      Maxforce Gran./Comp.                                        School Name:___________________________________
 Premise Pro (Imidacloprid)            (Hydramethylnon)
 Metaldehyde (Metaldehyde)                    Niban (Orthoboric Acid)
                                                                                                   I understand that, upon request, the school district is required to supply information about individual pesticide applications at
 NuvanProstrips/x x Plus (Dichlorvos)         NyGuard IGR (Pyriproxifen)                           least 72 hours before application, I would like to be notified before each pesticide application at this high school.
 Onslaught ((S)-cyano (3-phenoxyphenyl) methyl-(S)-4- chloro-alpha-(1-
 methylethyl) benzeneacetate)
 Optigard Gel/Flex (Thiamethoxam)             Orthene (Acephate)
                                                                                                   Please print legibly:
 Permethrin E-Pro; Permethrin SFR
                                              Petcor, Precor IGR (Methoprene)
 (Permethrin)                                                                                      Name of Student:_________________________________________________________ Grade:__________
 Phantom (Chlorfenapyr)                       Pro Control (Pyrethrins, Cyfluthrin)
                                       Tempo SC Ultra/Ultra WP (Beta-
 Suspend SC/Polyzone (Deltamethrin)
 Temprid SC (Imidacloprid, Beta-       Transport GHP/Mikron (Acetamiprid,                          Name of Parent or Guardian: ________________________________________________                          Date:__________
 Cyfluthrin)                           Bifenthrin)
 Vendetta/Vendetta Plus (Abamectin Wasp Freeze (d-trans Allethrin,
 B1/x, Pyriproxyfen)                   Phenothrin)                                                 Address: _________________________________________________________________________________
 ULD BP100/300; 565 Plus XLO; Pyrethrin Fog; Purge III (Pyrethrins;
 Piperonylbutoxide, technical; n-OctylBicyclohepteneDicarboximide)
 Answer/Ditrac (Diphacinone)                  ContracBlox/Pack (Bromadiolone)                      Day Phone: (       ) ___________________________ Evening Phone: (                   ) _______________________
 FastracBlox; Just One Bite; Top Gun
                                              Final Blox/Soft Bait (Brodifacoum)
 Blox/Pacs (Bromethalin)
 Fumitoxin (Aluminum Phosphide)               JT Eaton Bait Blocks (Diphacinone)
                                                                                                   Signature of Parent/Guardian: _________________________________________________________________
 Liqua-Tox II (Sodium Salt of                 Wilco Gopher Getter Type 2
 Diphacinone)                                 (Diphacinone)
                                              ZP Rodent Oat Bait Ag (Zinc
 ZP Rodent Bait Ag (Zinc Phosphide)
 Deploy (Alkylarlpolyoxyethylene              Honcho K6 (Potassium salt of
 Glycols Isopropanol)                         glyphosate)
                                              Sedgehammer+ (Halosulfuron
 Reward (Diquat dibromide)
                                              present as methyl ester)
 Surflan (Oryzalin)

         You can find more information regarding these pesticides and pesticide use reduction at
  4       the Department of Pesticide Regulation's Web site at http://www.cdpr.ca.gov. If you      Return to
                                                                                                   Return to Principal’s
                                                                                                             School Secretary    atyour
                                                                                                                         Office at  yourstudent’s
                                                                                                                                                   school of attendance
                                                                                                                                                       school of attendance                           ✂✂✂✂
          have any questions, contact Operations Facility at (559) 782-7066.
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                      ✓Attendance                     www.portervilleschools.org
                                                        Information and contacts for district and school campuses

                      ✓Grades                         www.mypusd.org
                                                        Use the internet to instantly view your student's attendance, grades and test scores

                      ✓Home Work                        Report safety concerns. Look for the link on the home page of www.portervilleschools.org,
                                                        -email pusdcares@portervilleschools.org or call (559) 793-2453

                      ✓Test Scores                         Log on from any computer connected to the internet.

                                            EMERGENCY PROTOCOL
       1. The first priority is student safety.

       2. Parents will receive an all-call message from the district or school office as soon as safely possible.
          Please contact your child's school office when you change your phone number. Message go to the
          phone number on record.

       3. Please follow all directions from emergency personnel.

Porterville Unified School District • 600 W. Grand Ave., Porterville, CA 93257 • (559) 793-2453 mypusd@portervilleschools.org
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This booklet is provided to all parents to assist them, by providing them with communication covering their rights and
                             responsibilities, as provided in the California Education Code Section 48980.
                                               Please contact your child's school for any questions.

         Bartlett Middle School       Los Robles Elementary School                 Porterville High School
           355 No. G Street                 500 E. Mulberry                             465 W. Olive               West Putnam Elementary School
         Porterville, CA 93257            Porterville, CA 93257                    Porterville, CA 93257                  1345 W. Putnam
               782-7100                         782-7011                                 793-3400                       Porterville, CA 93257
     Belleview Elementary School          Monache High School                 Roche Avenue Elementary School
           197 W. Belleview                960 No. Newcomb                            388 No. Roche                  Westfield Elementary School
         Porterville, CA 93257            Porterville, CA 93257                    Porterville, CA 93257                   1151 W. Pioneer
               782-7110                         782-7150                                 782-7250                      Porterville, CA 93257
    Butterfield Charter High School   Monte Vista Elementary School             Santa Fe Elementary School
             900 W. Pioneer                 701 W. Westfield                        286 E. Orange Ave                    PUSD District Office
        Porterville, CA 93257             Porterville, CA 93257                    Porterville, CA 93257              Superintendent 793-2455
                782-7057                        782-7350                                 782-6614                    Human Resources 793-2480
                                                                                                                     Business Services 793-2450
          Citrus High School          Olive Street Elementary School               Sequoia Middle School             Accounts Payable 793-2425
           261 E. Mulberry                      255 W. Olive                         1450 W. Castle St.              Computer Services 793-2401
         Porterville, CA 93257             Porterville, CA 93257                    Porterville, CA 93257          Instructional Services 793-2452
               782-7130                          782-7190                                 788-0923             Accountability and Assessments 793-2440
                                                                                                                     Special Education 793-2473
       Granite Hills High School          Pioneer Middle School                   Strathmore High School
           1701 E. Putnam                    225 E. College                            22568 Ave 196                     Operations Facility
        Porterville, CA 93257             Porterville, CA 93257                    Strathmore, CA 93267             Custodial Services 782-7073
               782-7075                         782-7200                                 568-1731                  Maintenance Services 782-7066
                                                                                                                     Student Nutrition 782-7062
      Harmony Magnet Academy             Porterville Adult School                Vandalia Elementary School           Transportation 782-7092
           19429 Road 228                  1414 W. Olive Ave                           271 E. College
        Strathmore, CA 93267             Porterville, CA 93257                     Porterville, CA 93257
              568-0347                          782-7030                                  782-7260

    John J. Doyle Elementary School    Porterville Military Academy            Vine St. Community Day School
            1045 E. Orange                   900 W. Pioneer                          822 W. Pioneer Ave
         Porterville, CA 93257            Porterville, CA 93257                     Porterville, CA 93257
               782-7140                          782-7300                                 782-6650

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                                              PORTERVILLE           AND CONDUCT
                                                          UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT SERVICES
HIGH SCHOOL COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES ATTENDANCE                                       6. The illness or medical appointment during school hours of a child to                Success in school is closely related to regular attendance. If there is
REQUIREMENTS - (BP 5127(a) / AR 5127)                                                    whom the student is the custodial parent, including absenses to care           a pattern of irregular attendance, school personnel will conference with
    In order to encourage high standards of student conduct and behavior,                for a sick child for which the school staff should not require a note          student and parent. If absences continue, the provisions of the Ed Code
the principal may deny a student the privilege of participating in commence-             from a doctor (Ed Code 48205) (cf. 5146 - Married/Pregnant/Parenting           will be followed.
ment ceremonies and/or activities in accordance with school rules. School                Students)                                                                      1. If truancies continue for more than three days, a home
rules shall ensure that prior to denial of the privilege(s), the student, and        7. Upon advance written request by the parent/guardian and the approval                contact should be made.
where practicable his/her parent/guardian, is made aware of the grounds                  of the principal or designee, justifiable personal reasons including, but      2. After at least one more truancy, a letter can be sent which
for such denial and that the student is given an opportunity to respond to               not limited to:                                                                    notifies the parent of the second classification of truancy.
the proposed denial. If privilage(s) are to be denied, the student and parent/           a. Appearance in court                                                         3. If an additional truancy occurs, a conference (phone or in
guardian shall receive written notice of the denied privilege and the means              b. Attendance at a funeral service                                                 person) and a letter will classify the student as a habitual
whereby he/she may appeal this decision.                                                 c. Observation of a holiday or ceremony of his/her religion                        truant.
                                                                                         d. Attendance at religious retreats not to exceed four hours per semes-        4. During this process, parents and students will be made
To participate in commencement ceremonies, a four-year senior must                       ter                                                                                aware of the consequences of ignoring truancy problems.
have:                                                                                    e. Attendance at an employment conference                                          Parent should also become aware of alternatives, which
1. Maintained 90 percent attendance of the days enrolled in a 			                        f. Attendance at an educational conference offered by a nonprofit orga-            help resolve the attendance problem.
   district secondary school.                                                            nization on the legislative or judicial process                                5. If absences continue, the school will refer the case to
2. Attained the required number of high school units. Any 			                        8. Service as a member of a precinct board for an election pursuant to                 SARB Panel. (School Attendance Review Board.)
   senior who does not pass all of his/her courses required                              Elections Code 12302
   for graduation will not participate in the graduation 			                             Schools utilize an auto-dialing system to notify parents when a student        TRUANCY
   ceremony.                                                                         has been marked absent by one or more teacher(s). When parents receive             Administrative Guidelines for Truancy Penalties: California Administrative
3. Paid all bills or debts to the school district                                    a phone call indicating that the student has been marked absent, with an           Code, Title V, 300
4. No more than one out-of school suspension (any length of 			                      absence code of an “A” one or more periods, they should question the stu-          First office contact:
   time) during the senior year.                                                     dent. If the student indicates that he/she was in class all day, then the par-         Warning, parent notification or counseling. Notify School Attendance
5. No time on expulsion during the senior year.                                      ent should instruct him/her to report to the Attendance Office before school       Review Board (SARB) if warranted.
6. No transfer to or from any alternative program                                    to verify which instructor reported him/ her absent. He/She should then            Second office contact:
   (alternative programs are those which also grant diplomas 			                     go to that teacher to clear the absence. Parents should contact school, or             • Have a parent conference to determine the cause of the
   of high school graduation or certificates of completion)                          check ABI to verify absence was cleared. Parents do not receive a call for         absence
   during the second semester of the senior year.                                    attendance code, including but not limited to, C, Z, I, R, V, or O.                    • Conduct a home visit
7. Earned 60 units in the senior year. (If mid-term graduate, 			                                                                                                           • Hold an SST meeting
   earned 30 units during Fall Semester).                                            Students and parents who have possible excessive absences are                          • Identify barriers
8. Maintained enrollment in all classes in each semester 			                         strongly encouraged to meet with their school counselor or ad-                         • Refer students/families to appropriate resources to address issues
   attended during the senior year. (No unscheduled time 			                         ministrator for specific information including possible make-                             related to poor attendance
   while on campus.) Fifth year students are not required to 			                                                                                                            • Create an attendance contract
                                                                                     up options.
   enroll in seven classes.                                                                                                                                                 • Follow up with families to monitor progress
9. Must not be on restriction (due to citizenship or attendance 			                                                                                                     Third office contact:
                                                                                     Middle School Promotion Requirements
   reasons) from school activities at the time of ceremony.                                                                                                                 Place on school probation, file with SARB, re-file with
                                                                                     No more than 1 F during 8th Grade School Year
                                                                                                                                                                        Probation Department for informal action.
                                                                                     If a student has failed more than 1 class, they can make up credit by attend-
A student shall participate in the commencement ceremony and receive                                                                                                    Fourth office contact:
                                                                                     ing additional tutoring or after-school classes.
a diploma of high school graduation or certificate of completion from                                                                                                       Parent conference, transfer to alternative high school program when
                                                                                     Please visit each campus for additional details about making up F grade
the school where he/she completes the requirements for the diploma or                                                                                                   appropriate at the high school level. Refer to proper legal authorities for
                                                                                     (Study Island, Let’s Go Learn).
certificate.                                                                                                                                                            further action.
                                                                                     Good Behavior
                                                                                                                                                                            NOTE: Office contact: any contact made with the parent by the princi-
                                                                                     If a student is EXPELLED (including Suspended Expulsion) during 8th
Exceptions to the requirements are as follows:                                                                                                                          pal, vice principal, attendance office, counseling office, or home liasion.
                                                                                     Grade School Year, (s)he is Ineligible for Promotion and all other activities
1. Illness verified with a doctor's note. If the illness is of a long-term nature,
                                                                                     associated with Promotion.
    a doctor's excuse must be renewed each quarter, or upon the school's                                                                                                Regulations Regarding Absences for Religious Purposes 46014.
                                                                                     Student must have and maintain good behavior on campus. Student can-
    request. (A home teacher may be requested)                                                                                                                              Students, with the written consent of their parents or guardians may be
                                                                                     not exceed more than 8 days suspension during 8th grade school year.
2. Quarantine under the direction of a county or city health officer (Educa-                                                                                            excused from school in order to participate in religious exercises or to re-
                                                                                         Any student suspended on the last two weeks of the school year will not
    tion Code 48205) (cf. 5112.2 - Exclusions from Attendance)                                                                                                          ceive moral and religious instruction at their respective places of worship or
                                                                                     be eligible for end of the year extra-curricular activities, including promotion
3. Medical, dental, optometrical, or chiropractic appointment (Ed Code                                                                                                  at other suitable place or places away from school property designated by
    48205)                                                                                                                                                              the religious group, church or denomination, which shall be in addition and
                                                                                     Good Attendance
4. Attendance at funeral services for a member of the immediate family,                                                                                                 supplementary to the instruction in manners and morals required elsewhere
                                                                                     Student must attend school regularly (90% attendance) during 8th grade
    which shall be limited to one day if the service is conducted in California                                                                                         in this code. Such absence shall not be deemed absence in computing
                                                                                     school year. Tardies will affect attendance. Five tardies is equivalent to 1
    or three days if the service is conducted out of state (Ed Code 48205)                                                                                              average daily attendance, if all the following conditions are complied with:
    Immediate family shall be defined as mother, father, grandmother, grand-
                                                                                         If a parent would like to petition for Promotion, they must contact the
    father, spouse, son/son-inlaw, daughter/daughter-in-law, brother, sister,                                                                                           (a) The Governing Board of the district of attendance, in its discretion, shall
                                                                                     administration of the school their child attends.
        or any relative living in the student's immediate household.                                                                                                    first adopt a resolution permitting students to be absent from school for such
  8     5. Jury duty in the manner provided by law
                                                                                     SCHOOL ABSENCES - (Ed. Code 48260-48263.5)
                                                                                                                                                                        exercises or instruction.
M            T    W            T      F            M          T         W         T24      F25      26 AM      27 T 28           W    21 T  22 F 23 A 24                2
                                    3            4    5A           6      7                       1         2        3H31     4 A*                                        28  1 29 2 30 A

             2020-2021 School Year Calendar
                   PORTERVILLE UNIFIED
                                10   11
                                          12 A 13
                                                    14                                 7          8         9        10        11      5                 6           7        8     9
                                17   18   19 A 20   21                                 14         15        16       17        18NOVEMBER
                                                                                                                                      12                13           14      15 DECEMBER
                                     25        27   28                                 21         22        23
                                                                                                                                         W          T    F                M       T         W        T
                                          26 A                                                                                          4 A19       5 20 6           21     22 1 23 2 A              3
                                31   (181  Days)                                       28         29        30         9        10       11 26 12 27 13 28                7 29 8 30 9 A             10      1
                                                                                                                      16        17      18 A       19        20           14      15       16 A     17 H    1
          AUGUST                   SEPTEMBER                              OCTOBER                                                         = SCHOOL IN SESSION
                                                          END OF QUARTER DATES                                        23        24      25 A*      26        27           21      22       23       24      2
M    T      W      T    F    M     T        W      T        F       M         T   W      T                       F
                                     First Quarter:            October 9, 2020      41 Days                           30                                                  28      29       30       31
3    4      5      6#   7          1 Second         3
                                           2 AQuarter:       4 December 17, 2020         1                       2              E           = EARLY RELEASE DAY - Elementary (K-6)
                                                                                    46 Days                                                 release time 1:45 p.m.
10   11     12     13   14   7     8 Third9Quarter:
                                            A    10         11 March 526, 20216  7 A47 Days
                                                                                         8                       9             M FEBRUARY                            MARCH
                                                                                                                                     = EARLY RELEASE DAY - Middle School (7-8)
                                        Fourth Quarter:            June 4, 2021                  47 Days               M         T      W          T 1:45 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                           F              M       T        W         T
                                                                                                                                         release time
17   18    19 A    20   21   14    15      16 A      17     18         12 EM 13 EM 14 A 15 EM 16 EM                    1         2                 4       5              1       2                  4
                                                                                                                                        3A                                                 3A
                                                                                                                                A         = EARLY RELEASE DAY - All Grades (K-12)
24   25    26 A    27   28   21    22      23 A TOTAL
                                                 24 STUDENT
                                                      25    ATTENDANCE
                                                              19    20 DAYS
                                                                         21 A181 22                             23     8         9          A
                                                                                                                                        10release  11 1:45 12
                                                                                                                                                  time     p.m.           8       9        10 A     11      1
                                                TOTAL TEACHER WORK DAYS         186
31                           28    29                           26WORK27DAYS28 A187 29
                                           30 A TOTAL NEW TEACHER                                               30    15        16
                                                                                                                               A*       17==A    18 DAY
                                                                                                                                            MINIMUM   19- All- All
                                                                                                                                                     DAY            15(Gr. K-12)
                                                                                                                                                               Grades        16
                                                                                                                                                                           (K-12)          17       18      1
                                                                                                                      22        23      24release
                                                                                                                                            A     time
                                                                                                                                                   25 12:4526
                                                                                                                                                            p.m.          22      23       24 A     25     26

      NOVEMBER                      DECEMBER                    HOLIDAYS        JANUARY                                         H         = MINIMUM DAY - High29
                                                                                                                                                                     (9-12)31 A
                                                                                                                                          release time 12:45 p.m.
M    T      W      T    F    M     T  September
                                            W     7 T       F  Labor MDay    T      W      T                     F
                                      November 11              Veterans' Day                                                           MAY
                                                                                                                                        == HOLIDAY
                                                                                                                                           HOLIDAY                                     JUNE
2    3      4A     5    6                 2 A 26 3and 27 4 Thanksgiving Day
                                    1 November                                                                   1     M         T       W        T      F        M      T                  W        T
9    10     11     12   13   7      8 December
                                          9 A 1410  - January
                                                           111 Christmas
                                                                      4 Recess5      6     7                     8     3         4                6
                                                                                                                                        5 ==AHOLIDAY
                                                                                                                                             NEW         7
                                                                                                                                                  TEACHER  WORK
                                                                                                                                                         WORK     DAY
                                                                                                                                                               DAY   DAY 1                  2       3H     4
                                      January 18               Martin Luther King Jr. Day                             10        11      12 A    13      14        7               8         9       10      1
16   17    18 A    19   20   14           16 A 12 17 H 18 Lincoln's
                                   15February                        11 Birthday
                                                                             12 - observed
                                                                                   13 A 14                      15
                                                                                                                      17        #18     19==A
                                                                                                                                            NEW 20      21 WORK
                                                                                                                                                         WORK    DAY
                                                                                                                                                              DAY14               15       16       17      1
23   24    25 A*   26   27   21    22February
                                            23 15 24       25 Presidents'
                                                                     18 Day  19    20 A 21                      22    24        25      26 A       27        28           21      22       23       24      2
                                      March 15 - 19            Spring Recess
30                           28    29April 230and 5 31         Easter25Break 26    27 A 28                      29    31                                                  28      29       30
                                      May 31                   Memorial Day
      FEBRUARY                           MARCH                                         APRIL                                              END OF QUARTER DATES
                                                                                                                          First Quarter:             October 9, 2020             41 Days
M    T      W      T    F    M     T        W        T       F           M        T         W          T         F        Second Quarter:            December 17, 2020           46 Days
1    2      3A     4    5    1     2        3A       4       5                                         1         2        Third Quarter:             March 26, 2021              47 Days
                                                                                                                          Fourth Quarter:            June 4, 2021                47 Days
8    9     10 A    11   12   8     9       10 A      11     12           5        6         7A         8         9
                                                                                                                                      TOTAL STUDENT ATTENDANCE DAYS 181
15   16    17 A    18   19   15    16       17       18     19          12        13       14 A        15       16                    TOTAL TEACHER WORK DAYS       186
22   23    24 A    25   26   22    23      24 A      25    26 A*        19        20       21 A        22       23                    TOTAL NEW TEACHER WORK DAYS 187                                       A

                             29    30      31 A                         26        27       28 A        29       30                                    HOLIDAYS
                                                                                                                          September 7                Labor Day
                                                                                                                          November 11                Veterans' Day
           MAY                            JUNE                                          JULY                              November 26 and 27         Thanksgiving Day
M    T      W      T    F    M     T         W        T      F           M        T         W          T         F        December 14 - January 1    Christmas Recess
3    4             6    7          1         2                                                         1         2        January 18                 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
            5A                                       3H     4 A*
                                                                                                                          February 12                Lincoln's Birthday - observed
10   11    12 A    13   14   7     8         9       10     11           5        6         7          8         9        February 15                Presidents' Day
                                                                                                                          March 15 - 19              Spring Recess
17   18    19 A    20   21   14    15       16       17     18          12        13        14         15       16        April 2 and 5              Easter Break
                                                                                                                          May 31                     Memorial Day
24   25    26 A    27   28   21    22       23       24     25          19        20        21         22       23
31                           28    29       30                          26        27        28         29       30
                                                                       = SCHOOL IN SESSION
(b) The Governing Board shall adopt regulations governing the attendance          classes or an alternative education program, and after which the student              any temporarily disabled student receiving individual instruction at home or
of students at such exercises or instruction and reporting thereof.               can reasonably be expected to return to regular day classes or the alterna-           in a hospital or other residential health facility are excused until the student
(c Each student so excused shall attend school at least the minimum               tive education program in which the student is enrolled. Temporary dis-               is able to return to the regular school program. (Education Code 48240)
school day for his grade for elementary schools, and as provided by the           ability does not include a disability that would qualify a student for special        Return to School
relevant provisions of the rules and regulations of the State Board of Edu-       education pursuant to Education Code 56026. (Education Code 48206.3)                      A student receiving individual instruction who is well enough to return to
cation for secondary schools.                                                         At the beginning of the school year, the Superintendent or designee               school shall be allowed to return to the school that the student attended im-
(d) No student shall be excused from school for such purpose on more than         shall notify parents/guardians of district students regarding: (Education             mediately before receiving individual instruction, if the return occurs during
four (4) hours per semester. EC 46014                                             Code 48206.3, 48208, 48980)                                                           the school year in which the individual instruction was initiated. (Education
    It is hereby declared to be the intent of the Legislature that this section       1. The availability of individual instruction for any student with a 		           Code 48207.3)
shall be permissive only.                                                         		 temporary disability, including information regarding student eligi
                                                                                  		 bility for, and the duration of, individual instruction                            Pregnant/Parenting Students – BP5146 (Ed. Code §§ 221.51, 46015)
Ed code 46010.1 Excused Absences for Students Obtaining                               2. The rights and responsibilities of parents/guardians of any 		                     The Governing Board recognizes that responsibilities related to mar-
Confidential Medical Services Without Consent of the Par-                         		 student with a temporary disability pursuant to Education Code 		                  riage, pregnancy, or parenting and related responsibilities may disrupt a
ent or Guardian                                                                   		 48207 and 48208                                                                    student's education and increase the chance of a student dropping out
   The governing board shall, each academic year, notify students in                  Parents/guardians shall notify the principal or designee when their child         of school. The Board therefore desires to support married, pregnant, and
grades 7 to 12 inclusive, and the parents or guardians of all students            is temporarily disabled and needs individual instruction at home or in a              parenting students to continue their education, attain strong academic and
enrolled in the district, that school administration may excuse any student       hospital or other residential health facility.                                        parenting skills, and promote the healthy development of their children.
from the school for the purpose of obtaining confidential medical services        Determination of Student Eligibility                                                      The district shall not exclude or deny any student from any educational
without the consent of the student’s parent or guardian.                              Not later than five working days after receiving notification from a par-         program or activity, including any class or extracurricular activity, solely on
                                                                                  ent/guardian that a student has a temporary disability, the Superintendent            the basis of the student's pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, termina-
Student Absence for Justifiable Personal Reasons 48205.                           or designee shall determine whether the student will be able to receive               tion of pregnancy, or related recovery. In addition, the district shall not
(a) A student shall be excused from school for justifiable personal reasons,      individual instruction at home or in a hospital or residential health facility.       adopt any rule concerning a student's actual or potential parental, family, or
including, but not limited to, an appearance in court, attendance at a funeral    (Education Code 48208)                                                                marital status that treats students differently on the basis of sex. (Educa-
service, observance of a holiday or ceremony of his or her religion, at-              The Superintendent or designee may require verification through any               tion Code 221.51, 230; 5 CCR 4950; 34 CFR 106.40)
tendance at religious retreats, or attendance at an employment conference,        reasonable means that the student is temporarily disabled and needs                       The Superintendent or designee shall annually notify parents/guard-
when the student's absence has been requested in writing by the parents           individual instruction.                                                               ians at the beginning of the school year of the rights and options available
or guardian and approved by the principal or a designated representative          Provision of Individual Instruction                                                   to pregnant and parenting students under the law. In addition, pregnant
pursuant to uniform standards established by the Governing Board. A                   Individual instruction at a student's home or in a hospital or other              and parenting students shall be notified of the rights and options available
student shall also be excused from school when he or she is the custodial         residential health facility shall begin no later than five working days after         to them under the law through annual school year welcome packets and
parent of a child who is ill or has a medical appointment during school           the Superintendent or designee makes the determination that the student is            through independent study packets. (Education Code 222.5, 48980)
hours.                                                                            eligible to receive individual instruction. (Education Code 48207.5, 48208)               For school-related purposes, a student under the age of 18 years
(b) A student absent from school under this section shall be allowed to               The district shall be responsible for providing individual instruction to         who enters into a valid marriage shall have all the rights and privileges of
complete all assignments and tests missed during the absence that can be          any temporarily disabled student who is in a hospital or other residential            students who are 18 years old, even if the marriage has been dissolved.
reasonably provided, and upon satisfactory completion, shall be given full        health facility located within district boundaries, whether or not the student        (Family Code 7002)
credit therefore. The teacher of any class from which a student is absent         is enrolled in the district. If the student is enrolled in another district,          Education and Support Services for Pregnant and Parenting Stu-
shall determine, pursuant to the regulations of the Go erning Board of the        the Superintendent or designee may enter into an agreement to have                    dents
school district, what assignments the student shall make up and in what           the student's district of residence provide the individual instruction. The               Pregnant and parenting students shall retain the right to participate in
period of time the student shall complete those assignments. The tests and        Superintendent or designee may also enter into an agreement to provide                the regular education program or an alternative education program. The
assignments shall be reasonably equivalent to, but not necessarily identical      individual instruction to a district student who is in a hospital or other            classroom setting shall be the preferred instructional strategy unless an al-
to, the tests and assignments that the student missed during the absence.         residential health facility located within the boundaries of another district.        ternative is necessary to meet the needs of the student and/or the student's
(c) For purpose of this section, attendance at religious retreats shall not       (Education Code 48208)                                                                child.
exceed four hours per semester.                                                       Whenever the district provides individual instruction to a non-district               Any alternative education program, or activity, or course that is offered
Compulsory Attendance Exceptions                                                  student who is in a hospital or other residential health facility located             separately to pregnant or parenting students, including any class or extra-
    Ed Code 48227. Children may be exempted from compulsory 		                    within district boundaries, the Superintendent or designee shall, within five         curricular activity, shall be equal to that offered to other district students.
full-time education in the schools of this district only under those 		           working days of the beginning of the individual instruction, provide written          A student's participation in such programs shall be voluntary. (Education
specific circumstances, which are described in the Ed Code.                       notification to the student's district of residence that, effective on the date       Code 221.51; 5 CCR 4950)
    It is the desire of the Governing Board that every person 		                  on which individual instruction began, by district of residence may not                   If required for students with any other temporary disabling condition, the
  in this district who is subject to compulsory full-time education should at-    count the student for purposes of computing that district's average daily             Superintendent or designee may require a student, based on pregnancy,
tend the schools of the district if at all possible, and that no exemptions be    attendance. (Education Code 48208)                                                    childbirth, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, or related recovery,
made without verification of the facts in each case.                                  A student receiving individual instruction in a hospital or residential           to obtain certification from a physician or nurse practitioner indicating that
    Ed. Code Section §48227 provides: Children over the age of 14 who             health facility for a partial week shall be entitled to attend school or receive      the student is physically and emotionally able to continue participation
are recommended by the principal of the school which they have been at-           individual instruction at home on days in which the student is not receiving          in the regular education program or activity. (Education Code 221.51; 5
tending may, receive vocational training in their places of employment, and       individual instruction in the hospital or other residential health facility, if the   CCR 4950; 34 CFR 106.40) As appropriate, teachers, administrators, and/
such employment shall be in lieu of the regular school courses.                   student is well enough to do so. (Education Code 48207.3)                             or other personnel who work with pregnant and parenting students shall
                                                                                      `Home or hospital instruction shall be provided only by teachers with             receive related professional development.
Home and Hospital Instruction                                                     valid California teaching credentials who consent to the assignment. (Edu-            Absences
   A student with a temporary disability which makes school attendance            cation Code 44865)                                                                    Pregnant or parenting students may be excused for absences for medical
impossible or inadvisable shall be entitled to receive individual instruction         Insofar as possible, the teacher providing home or hospital instruc-              appointments and other purposes specified in BP/AR 5113 - Absences and
      at home or in a hospital or other residential health facility, excluding    tion shall consult with the student's current classroom teacher(s) so as to           Excuses.
          state hospitals. (Education Code 48206.3)                               provide a continuity of instruction that enables the student to stay abreast          A student shall be excused for absences to care for a sick child for whom
              Temporary disability means a physical, mental, or emotional         with the regular school program.                                                      the student is the custodial parent. A note from a physician shall not be
 10        disability incurred while a student is enrolled in regular day             The district's attendance supervisor shall ensure that the absences of            required for such an absence. (Education Code 48205)
     SUNDAY         MONDAY        TUESDAY       WEDNESDAY    THURSDAY               FRIDAY        SATURDAY
                                                                                                                 = School in

                                                                                                                 = MINIMUM
                                                                                                                 DAY (K-6)
               2             33             4           55                      6            7               8
                                                                     #                                             M
                                                                                                                 = MINIMUM
                                                                                                                 DAY (7-8)

                                                                                                                 = MINIMUM
               9         10             11             12                      13            14          15      DAY (9-12)

                                                             Governing Board                                        A
                                                             Meeting 4:30 PM                                     = MINIMUM
                                                                                                                 DAY (K-12)

              16             17         18             19                      20            21          22      = MINIMUM
                                                                                                                 DAY (K-12)

                                                                                                                 = Holiday

              23             24         25             26                      27            28          29
                                                                                                         29      = teacher
                                                                                                                 prep day

                                                   A         Governing Board
                                                             Meeting 4:30 PM                                       #
30                 31                                                                                            = New
                                                                                                                 work day

Parental Leave                                                                      A pregnant student shall have access to any services available to            enrollment in any district school. The Superintendent or designee shall
     A pregnant or parenting student shall be entitled to eight weeks of parental     other students with temporary disabilities or medical conditions. (34 CFR       determine the enrollment capacity of each district school and establish a
     leave in order to protect the health of the student who gives or expects to      106.40)                                                                         random unbiased selection process for the admission of the students who
     give birth and the infant, and to allow the pregnant or parenting student to        The school shall provide reasonable accommodations to any lactating          reside outside of a particular school’s attendance boundary area.
     care for and bond with the infant. Such leave may be taken before the birth      student to express breast milk, breastfeed an infant child, or address other        Parents should contact the athletic director for clarification of athletic
     of the student's infant if there is a medical necessity and after childbirth     needs related to breastfeeding. A student shall not incur an academic           eligibility requirements prior to making decisions regarding transfers to a
     during the school year in which the birth takes place, inclusive of any          penalty for using any of these reasonable accommodations, and shall be          high school.
     mandatory summer instruction. The Superintendent or designee may grant           provided the opportunity to make up any work missed due to such use.            Inter-District Transfer Students
     parental leave beyond eight weeks if deemed medically necessary by the           Reasonable accommodations include, but are not limited to: (Education               Parent/guardian has the option of choosing a school outside the district
     student's physician. (Education Code 46015; 34 CFR 106.40)                       Code 222)                                                                       in which they live. Parents who wish to investigate this alternative begin
     The student, if age 18 years or older, or the student's parent/guardian shall                                                                                    by inquiring with the proposed receiving district. If the receiving district
     notify the school of the student's intent to take parental leave. No student     1. Access to a private and secure room, other than a restroom, to               entertains such a transfer, appropriate requests will be prepared for con-
     shall be required to take all or part of the parental leave. (Education Code         express breast milk or breastfeed an infant child                           sideration by Porterville Unified Schools. Such requests are processed at
     46015)                                                                           2. Permission to bring onto a school campus a breast pump and                   the District Office.
     When a student takes parental leave, the attendance supervisor shall                 any other equipment used to express breast milk                                 Any parents/guardians who are interested in securing more information
     ensure that absences from the regular school program are excused until           3. Access to a power source for a breast pump or any other equip                about these options, district’s policies or procedures, and timelines for ap-
     the student is able to return to the regular school program or an alternative        ment used to express breast milk                                            plying transfers should contact the school district office.
     education program. A pregnant or parenting student shall not be required to      4. Access to a place to store expressed breast milk safely
     complete academic work or other school requirements during the period of         5. A reasonable amount of time to accommodate the student's need                Parents Residency
     the parental leave. (Education Code 46015)                                           to express breast milk or breastfeed an infant child                            Senate Bill (SB) 257 allows students to meet residency requirements
     Following the leave, a pregnant or parenting student may elect to return         Complaints                                                                      when both of the following requirements are met: The student's parent or
     to the school and the course of study in which the student was enrolled          Any complaint alleging discrimination on the basis of pregnancy or marital      guardian has departed California against his or her will and the student can
     before taking parental leave or to an alternative education option provided      or parental status, district noncompliance with the requirements of Educa-      provide offical documentation evidencing the departure; and the student
     by the district. Upon return to school, a pregnant or parenting student shall    tion Code 46015, or district noncompliance with the requirements to pro-        moved outside of California as a result of his or her parent leaving the
     have opportunities to make up work missed during the leave, including, but       vide reasonable accommodations for lactating students shall be addressed        state against his or her will, and the student lived in California immediately
     not limited to, makeup work plans and reenrollment in courses. (Education        through the district's uniform complaint procedures in accordance with 5        before moving outside the state. The student must provide evidence of
     Code 46015)                                                                      CCR 4600-4670 and BP/AR 1312.3 - Uniform Complaint Procedures. A                enrollment at a public school in California immediately before movingg out-
     When necessary to complete high school graduation requirements, the stu-         complainant who is not satisfied with the district's decision may appeal the    side of the state. Additionally, a parent who must depart against his or her
     dent may remain enrolled in school for a fifth year of instruction, unless the   decision to the California Department of Education (CDE). If the district       will may designate another adult to attend school meetings and to serve as
     Superintendent or designee makes a finding that the student is reasonably        or CDE finds merit in an appeal, the district shall provide a remedy to the     an emergency contact.
     able to complete district graduation requirements in time to graduate by the     affected student. (Education Code 222, 46015; 5 CCR 4600-4670)
     end of the fourth year of high school. (Education Code 46015)                    Program Evaluation                                                              TARDY POLICY
     Accommodations                                                                       The Superintendent or designee shall periodically report to the Board       HIGH SCHOOL
         When necessary, the district shall provide accommodations to enable a        regarding the effectiveness of district strategies to support married,              Each high school has a tardy policy with very specific consequences
     pregnant or parenting students to access the educational program.                pregnant, and parenting students, which may include data on student par-        including lockouts with mandatory detention and “step-systems”. Please
                                                                                      ticipation in district programs and services, academic achievement, school      refer to the handbooks provided by each high school for specifics of the
                                                                                      attendance, graduation rate, and/or student feedback on district programs       tardy policy. Tardies at high school have very serious consequences.
                                                                                      and services.
                                                                                      Summary of School Attendance Alternatives in California (ED CODE                    A tardy policy like a classroom discipline policy is dependent on how
                                                                                      48980)                                                                          well the teacher communicates the policy, the personal counseling given
                                                                                         California Law requires school boards to inform each student’s parent/       the student and the consistency in enforcing the policy. The value of
                                                                                      guardian at the beginning of the school year of the various ways in which       meaningful instruction, promptly initiated by the teacher at the beginning
                                                                                      they may choose schools for their children other than the ones assigned by      of each class period, will motivate most students to be in class on time
                                                                                      school districts.                                                               because they will know that every moment of classroom instruction is cru-

              “Follow us on                                                           Exemptions and Waivers of Graduation Requirements (AB 167/216, AB
                                                                                                                                                                      cial. Most tardy problems can be solved by the teacher and student in the
                                                                                                                                                                      classroom; however, in some cases a teacher will need assistance from
                                                                                      1806, AB2121, AB2306, AB 365)                                                   a parent, counselor, vice principal or principal in resolving the problem.
         Twitter and Facebook.”                                                       A foster youth, homeless student, former juvenile court school student,
                                                                                      child of a military family, migrant student, or newly arrived immigrant stu-
                                                                                                                                                                      Corrective measures for chronic offenders of the tardy policy are outlined
                                                                                                                                                                      under DEFINITIONS AND PROCEDURES FOR CORRECTION.
                                                                                      dent participating in a newcomer program who transfers into the district any
                                                                                      time after completing the second year of high school shall be required to       Definitions and Procedures for Correction
                                                                                      complete all graduation requirements specified in Education Code 51225.3            A student is tardy if he/she is not in the classroom when the tardy bell
                                                                                      but shall be exempt from any additional district-adopted graduation require-    rings. Teachers are to initiate, communicate and enforce tardy policies.
                                                                                      ments, unless the Superintendent or designee makes a finding that the stu-      When the teacher determines that the student’s tardiness has become a
                                                                                      dent is reasonably able to complete the requirements in time to graduate        problem, the following steps should be taken:
                                                                                      by the end of the fourth year of high school. Within 30 days of the transfer,
                                                                                      any such student shall be notified of the availability of the exemption and     A. Correction in class by the teacher
                                                                                      whether the student qualifies for it. (Education Code 51225.1)                  1. Remind the student of the tardy policy and the necessity of
                                                                                                                                                                         his/her being in class on time, evaluate his/her reasons for
         @recorderonline                           facebook.com/therecordernews       Intra-District Transfer Students                                                   being tardy and offer solutions to the problem.
                                                                                         Students who reside within the district boundaries may apply for             2. If the problem continues, talk to the student after class and

SUNDAY         MONDAY                 TUESDAY     WEDNESDAY   THURSDAY              FRIDAY        SATURDAY
                                                1         2                     3             4              5    = School in

                                                     A                                                           = School in

                                                                                                                  = MINIMUM
                                                                                                                  DAY (K-6)
                                                                                                                 = MINIMUM

          6                       7             8         9                 10               11          12        M
                                                                                                                 DAY (K-6)

                                                                                                                  = MINIMUM

                                                                                                                  DAY (7-8)
              Labor Day Holiday                               Governing Board                                    = MINIMUM
                                                              Meeting 4:30 PM
                                                                                                                 DAY (7-8)

                                                                                                                  = MINIMUM
                                                                                                                  DAY (9-12)
                                                                                                                 = MINIMUM
         13                  14             15           16                 17               18          19         A
                                                                                                                 DAY (9-12)

                                                     A                                                              A
                                                                                                                  = MINIMUM
                                                                                                                  DAY (K-12)
                                                                                                                 = MINIMUM
                                                                                                                 DAY (K-12)

                                                                                                                  = Holiday

         20                  21             22           23                 24               25          26      = MINIMUM
                                                                                                                 DAY (K-12)

                                                     A        Governing Board
                                                              Meeting 4:30 PM
                                                                                                                  = TEACHER
                                                                                                                  PREP DAY

                                                                                                                 = Holiday

                                                                                                                   = PROFESSIONAL

         27                  28             29           30
                                                                                                                   DAY,NO STUDENT
                                                                                                                 = teacher

                                                                                                                 prep  day

                                                                                                                 = =New
                                                                                                                 work dayday
discuss possible consequences which can consist of the 		                         5. Possession of cellular phones and other electronic                            a. Physical injury to another person-actual or threatened. (serious injury)
following:                                                                            signaling devices                                                            1. Caused, attempted to cause, or threatened to cause
    • (a) extra assignments or make-up time to make up for lost 		                		 a. Grades K-8 Students may possess or use electronic 			                         physical injury to another person; or
			 time in class (detention).                                                    		 signaling devices, including, but not limited to pagers,                      2. Willfully used force or violence upon the person of another,
    • (b) request a parent conference                                             		 beepers and cellular/digital telephones, provided that such                      except in self-defense.
    • (c) refer to counselor (where available)                                    		 devices do no disrupt the educational program or school 			                   b. Possession, use, sale, or furnishing of weapons,
    • (d) refer to vice principal or principal                                    		 activity. Electronic signaling devices shall be turned off                       explosives or other dangerous objects.
    • (e) any combination of the above                                            		 during the school day and at any other time directed by 			                   c. Possession, use, sale, or furnishing of drugs, alcohol, or
                                                                                  		 district employee. If disruption occurs, the employee shall 		                   being under the influence of these substances.
B. Referral to the principal (elementary level) or the dean                       		 direct the student to turn off the device and/or confiscate 			               d. Negotiations to sell or deliver a substance that is
   (middle school level).                                                         		 the device until the end of the class period, school day or 			                  represented as drug, alcohol or intoxicant.
1. If the above method has not brought about the desired 			                      		 activity.                                                                     e. Commission or attempt of robbery or extortion.
    changes, give the principal or counselor an opportunity to negotiate a 		     		 Students bringing cellular phones, electronic signaling devices, or 		        f. Damage to school or private property.
    behavior change in the student. In many cases, chronic tardies are 		         		 other electronic equipment to school do so at their own risk. Theft, 		       g. Stolen school or private property.
    symptomatic indicators of deeper problems.                                    		 damage or loss of cellular phones, electronic signaling devices, 		           h. Possession or use of tobacco.
2. The principal or counselor will contact the parent by phone 			                		 or any other electronic equipment will not be investigated by school 		       i. Commission of obscene acts or engagement in habitual
    or letter and seek the assistance of parents. The school 			                  		 officials.                                                                       profanity or vulgarity.
    representative can use the following to correct the problem:                  		 No student shall be prohibited from possessing or using 			                   j. Offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell drug
		 • (a) negotiate a behavior change involving the student, 			                   		 an electronic signaling device that is determined by a 			                       paraphernalia.
		 teacher, counselor and/or principal                                            		 licensed physician or surgeon to be essential for the 			                     k. Disruption of school activities or defiance of school
		 • (b) arrange a parent conference                                              		 student's health and the use of which is limited to health 			                   authorities.
		 • (c) detention or Saturday School                                             		 related purposes (Ed Code 48901.5)                                            l.	Knowingly received stolen property.
		 • (d) refer the student to the school psychologist                             		 b. Grades 9-12 Students may possess or use electronic 			                     m. Possessed an imitation firearm.
		 • (e) refer the student to the vice principal (where applicable)               		 signaling devices, including, but not limited to pagers, 			                  n. Committed or attempted to commit a sexual assault or a
		 • (f) any combination of the above                                             		 beepers and cellular/digital telephones, provided that 			                       sexual battery.
                                                                                  		 such devices do no disrupt the educational program or 			                     o. Harassed, threatened, or intimidated a student who is a
C. Referral to the principal or vice principal                                    		 school activity. Electronic signaling devices shall be 			                       witness.
1. If the teacher and counselor have exhausted all means of 			                   		 turned off during instructional time and at any other time 			                p. Unlawfully offered, arranged to sell, negotiated to sell,
    correcting the problem, refer the student to the vice 			                     		 directed by a district employee.                                                 or sold the prescription drug Soma.
    principal or the principal.                                                   		 Students bringing cellular phones, eletronic signaling devices, or 		         q. Engaged in, or attempted to engage in hazing.
2. After consultation with the teacher, counselor, parent and 			                 		 other electronic equipment to school do so at their own risk. Theft, 		       r. Engaged in an act of bullying, including, but not limited
    student, the vice principal and/or principal (where                           		 damage or loss of cellular phones, electronic signaling devices, 		              to, bullying committed by means of an electronic act, directed
    appropriate) can use the following to correct the problem:                    		 or any other electronic equipment will not be investigated by school 		          specifically toward a student or school personnel.
		 • (a) letter to parent reviewing the tardy policy, steps that 			              		 officials.                                                                    Committed Sexual Harassment Ed Code 48900.2
		 have been taken by the teacher and counselor and future 		                     		 No student shall be prohibited from possessing or using an eletronic 		       (GRADES 4-12 ONLY)
		 steps that can be taken                                                        		 signaling device that is determined by a licensed physician or 		             Threatened, attempted, caused or participated in an act of hate violence.
		 • (b) arrange make up time or make up work with the 			                        		 surgeon to be essential for the student's health and the use of which
		 teacher, if the teacher requests it.                                           		 is limited to health related purposes (Education Code 48901.5)
		 • (c) Saturday School                                                          6. Possession or use of laser pointers, except when used
		 • (d) SARB referral                                                                for an instructional or other school-related purpose
		 • (e) any combination of the above                                             		 (Penal Code 417.27).
                                                                                  7. Profane, vulgar or abusive language.
Conduct BP5131                                                                    8. Plagiarism or dishonesty in school work or on tests.
   The Board of Trustees believes that all students have the right to be edu-     9. Inappropriate dress.
cated in a positive learning environment free from disruptions. On school         10. Tardiness and unexcused absence from school.
grounds and at school activities, students shall be expected to exhibit ap-       11. Failure to remain on school premises in accordance
propriate conduct that does not infringe upon the rights of others or interfere        with school rules.
with the school program.                                                              Students and parents/guardians shall be notified of district and
   Behavior is considered appropriate when students are diligent in study,            school rules related to conduct and receive regular instruction regarding
careful with school property, and courteous and respectful towards their              these rules. In addition, parents/guardians and students may be
teachers, other staff, students and volunteers.                                       provided information about early warning signs or harassing/intimidating
                                                                                      behaviors, as well as prevention and intervention strategies.
Prohibited student conduct includes but is not limited to:                            Students who violate district or school rules and regulations may be
1. Behavior that endangers staff and/or students.                                 subject to discipline, including, but not limited to, suspension, expulsion or
2. Behavior that disrupts the orderly classroom or school                         transfer to alternative program in accordance with Board policy and admin-
   environment.                                                                   istrative regulation. In addition, when the conduct involves intimidation, ha-
3. Harassment of students or staff, including bullying,                           rassment or other endangerment of a student or employee, the Superinten-
   intimidation, hazing or any other verbal, written or physical 			              dent or designee shall provide appropriate assistance as necessary for the
       conduct that causes or threatens to cause bodily harm or 		                victim and the offender or make appropriate referrals for such assistance.
                emotional suffering.
          4. Damage to or theft of property belonging to the district, staff
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                                                                                  Suspension and Expulsion
                                                                                  Reasons for suspension under Ed Code 48900
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