Bishop Union High School - AWS

 
Bishop Union High School - AWS
Bishop Union High School

             Home of the broncos

           2020-2021
      Student Handbook
                     Our Mission
The mission of Bishop Union High School is to ensure that
 all students achieve a high level of college or career
 readiness through core academics, career technical
  education, fine arts, and varied elective courses, as
determined by national, state, and university standards,
  while fostering positive personal and social growth
    through exemplary extra-curricular programs.

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Bishop Union High School - AWS
Bishop Union High School
                                   301 North Fowler Street
                                   Bishop, California 93514

                    Main Office: (760)873-4275             Fax: (760)873-3065
                    School Website: bishopschools.org/o/buhs
                      District Website:   bishopschools.org
                     Superintendent: Mrs. Katie Kolker

Important BUHS Phone Numbers:

Administration                       Ext                                  Title
Kalk, Dave                           2731                               Principal
Rose, Jordan                         2722                           Dean of Students
Administrative Staff                 Ext                                  Title
Summers, Wanda                       2721                          Principal’s Secretary
Riggs, Joni                          2725                               Registrar
Bach, Dana                           2723                         Attendance Secretary
Support Staff                        Ext                                  Title
Everhart, Jayme                      2756                             School Nurse
Hartshorn, Taylor                    2792                              Health Tech
TBD                                  2758                 Bronco Student Center / Library Tech
Van Nest, Stacy                      2726                           Athletic Director

Counseling/Guidance                  Ext                                  Title
Andersen, Lara                       2794                          Guidance Counselor
Kane, Shawna                         2732                            Guidance Tech
Stout, Kathleen                      2766                               Counselor
Summers, Cyndie                      2742                        Native American Liason
Trotter, Delfina                     2743                            Guidance Tech

  NOTE: The administration reserves the right to revise this handbook as needed without prior notice.

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Table of Contents

Campus Map……………………………………………………………………………….5
Bell Schedule……………………………………………………………………………….6
Calendar…………………………………………………………………………………….7
BUHS Staff…………………………………………………………………………………8
Expected Schoolwide Learning Results……………………………………….………….9
About BUHS……………………………………………………………………….……...10
       Student Rights and Responsibilities…………………………………………….…....10
       Debts………………………………………………………………………….…….10
       Delivery of Items/Information to Students on Campus……………………………..11
       Emergency Procedures……………………………………………………………...11
       Identification Cards…………………………………………………………………11
       Nutrition Services…………………………………………………………….……..11
       Parking and Driving on Campus…………………………………………………….11
       Personal Property / Theft…………………….……………………………………..12
       School Loop………………………….……………………………………………..12
       Transportation………………………………………………………………………12
       Visitors/Volunteers…………………………………………………………………12
General Student Information……………………………………………………………..13
       ASB Sticker for Student ID Card……………………………………………………13
       Athletics……………………………………………………………………………..13
       Closed Campus……………………………………………………………………...14
       Community Service Requirement…………………………………………….……...14
       Drug Testing………………………………………………………………………...14
       Early Dismissals / Leaving School Grounds ………………………………………...15
       Firearms……………………………………………………………………………..15
       Hall Passes…………………………………………………………………………..15
       Library ………………………………………………………………………………15
       Lockers……………………………………………………………………………...16
       Lost and Found……………………………………………………………………..16
       Nurse’s Office / Medication………………………………………………………...16
       P.E. Locks and Clothing…………………………………………………………….16
       Work Permit Requirements…………………………………………………………16
Academic Planning……………………………………………………………………….17
       Graduation Requirements……………………………………………….…………..17
       Seniors: Privileges, Policies, and Contract…………………………………………...17
Code of Conduct………………………………………………………………………….18
       Behavioral Expectations…………………………………………………………….18
       “The Big Four”……………………………………………………………………...18
       Cell Phones, Electronic Devices, and Prohibited Items……………………………...19
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Table of Contents (continued)

Code of Conduct (continued)…………………………………………………………….19
       Drug / Alcohol Policy………………………………………………………………19
       Cheating / Plagiarism ………………………………………………………………20
       Dress Code………………………………………………………………………….21
       Fighting / Dispersing from a Fight………………………………………………….22
       Forgery of Documents or Parent Signature………………………….…………………...22
       Harassment……………………………………….……………………………………...22
       Insubordination / Disrespect for Staff / Defiance of Authority...………………………..22
       Profanity/Vulgarity…………………………….………………………………………...23
       Public Displays of Romantic Affection…………………………………………………..23
       Smoking / Chewing……………………………………………………………………...23
       Vapor Pens……….……………………………………………………………………...23
       Vandalism/Damage to School Property…..……………………………………………...23
Disciplinary Intervention Protocol ………………………….………………………………..24
       Failure to Serve Detention, Friday School, or Saturday School..…..……………………...24
Attendance / Absences………………………………………………………………………..26
       Absences / Categories …………………………………………………………………..26
       Clearing an Absence……………………………………………………………………..27
       College Visits…………………………………………………………………………….28
       Contracts / Pre-arranged Absences……………………………………………………...28
       SARB……………………………………………………………………………………28
Attendance / Tardiness……………………………………………………………………….29
ASB / Class Officers…………………………………………………………………………..30

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Bell Schedules

Monday                    Start     End

Period 1                   8:15      9:06
Period 2                   9:12     10:00
BREAK                     10:00     10:07
Period 3                  10:13     11:01
Period 4                  11:07     11:55
Period 5 / Homeroom        No     Homeroom
LUNCH                     11:55     12:36
Period 6                  12:43      1:31
Period 7                   1:37      2:25

Tuesday - Friday          Start     End

Period 1                   8:15      9:10
Period 2                   9:15     10:07
BREAK                     10:07     10:14
Period 3                  10:19     11:11
Period 4                  11:16     12:08
Period 5 / Homeroom       12:13     12:43
LUNCH                     12:43      1:24
Period 6                   1:31      2:23
Period 7                   2:28      3:20

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2020-2021 Calendar

                               BUHS School Calendar

Monday, August 17                   1st Day of School              Classes begin at 8:15 AM
Monday, September 7                 Labor Day Holiday              No School!
September, TBA                      Back To School Night           TBA
Friday, September 25                California Indian Day          No School!
October, TBA                        Homecoming Week                Special Activities!
October, TBA                        Homecoming Dance               Tri-County Fairgrounds
Monday, November 11                 Veteran’s Holiday              No School!
Monday–Friday, November 23-27       Thanksgiving Break             No School all week!
Tuesday–Thursday, Dec. 15-17        Final Exams                    School released at 12:45
Friday, December 18                 Pre Break Minimum Day          Minimum Day
Monday, Dec. 21 – Friday Jan. 1     Winter Break                   No School!
Monday, January 4                   1st day of 2nd Semester        Monday Bell Schedule
Monday, January 18                  Martin Luther King Day         No School!
Friday, Feb. 12 & Monday Feb. 15    President’s Holidays           No School!
Friday, March 25                    Pre Break Minimum Day          Minimum Day
Friday, Mar. 26 to Friday, Apr. 2   Spring Break                   No School!
May (TBA)                           Science Night                  TBA
Fri., May 28 & Mon., May 31         Memorial Day Holiday           No School!
Tuesday - Friday, June 1-4          Finals Week*
                                    (*Early release Wed.-Fri. / School released at 12:45)
Fri. June 4                         Last day of school             Graduation Day!

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BUHS staff

         TEACHERS                             VOCATIONAL/CTE/ELECTIVES
                                                        Mr. Davis
           ENGLISH                                     Mrs. Eddy
         Mrs. Thompson                               Mr. Buffington
           Ms. Honrath                                 Ms. Owens
          Ms. Camacho                                Mr. Wickersheim
          Ms. Garbarini                               Mrs. Holland
            Mr. Perry                                    Mr. Palu
         Ms. Winzenread                                  Mr. Park
       SOCIAL STUDIES
           Mrs. Greene                       COUNSELING / GUIDANCE
       Ms. Helfrich-Holland
          Ms. Quintana                     Mrs. Andersen    Guidance Counselor
                                           Ms. Stout        Guidance Counselor
             MATH                          Mrs. Kane        Guidance Technician
          Mrs. Buchholz                    Mrs. Trotter     Guidance Technician
          Ms. Fernandez
         Ms. Gianopoulos                             SUPPORT STAFF
           Ms. McElroy
          Mrs. Van Nest
                                           Ms. Hartshorn    Health Technician
            Mr. Park
                                           Mr. Borrow       Maintenance
VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS                   TBA              PE Aide
              Mr. Mills                    TBA              Bronco Student Center
    FOREIGN LANGUAGE                       TBA              Instructional /AVID Aide
 Ms. De La Mora        Mrs. Frigerio       Ms. Everhart     Nurse
                                           Mr. Cox          Custodian
             SCIENCE
                                           TBA              Speech Therapist
             Ms. Glaser
                                           Mr. Williams     Custodian
              Mr. Park
                                           TBA              Network Technician
             Mr. Rowan
                                           TBA              Instructional Aide
              Mr. Sears
                                           Mr. Sedillo      Custodian
   PHYSICAL ED/HEALTH                      Mr. Rojas        Groundskeeper
 Ms. McMurtrie          Mrs. Kress         Ms. Spry         Bus/Custodian
    Mr. Palu       Ms. Matteson            Ms. C. Summers   Title VII Liaison
                                           Ms. W. Summers   Principal’s Secretary
    SPECIAL EDUCATION                      Mrs. Riggs       Registrar
    Ms. Nichols    Mr. Blocker             Ms. Bach         Attendance Secretary
            Ms. Bruck
              ELD
           Ms. Honrath

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Expected Schoolwide Learning Results
The Expected Schoolwide Learning Results (ESLRS) were developed through contributions of
staff, students, and community members. They are as follows:
1) BUHS will produce students who create and value quality work. Graduates will:
·     Establish and use quality standards
·     Make logical, effective decisions
·     Implement and use appropriate technology
·     Develop, create, and support intellectual, artistic, practical and physical works
2) BUHS will prepare students to be creative, critical thinkers. Graduates will:
·     Acquire, organize, and evaluate information
·     Understand personal learning strengths and demonstrate higher-level thinking
·     Recognize quality and originality
·     Form ideas based on evidence and observation
·     Apply learned skills to new situations
3) BUHS will prepare students to cooperate and collaborate with others. Graduates will:
·     Establish and accomplish common goals in a variety of settings
·     Take personal responsibility for group success
·     Give and take constructive feedback
·     Demonstrate the ability to resolve conflict
·     Help others to learn
4) BUHS will prepare students to be effective communicators. Graduates will:
·     Listen well
·     Gather and interpret data from various sources
·     Organize and structure information into presentable forms
·     Articulate ideas effectively in a variety of settings
5.) BUHS will prepare students to be responsible citizens. Graduates will
·   Be aware of and respect various viewpoints and cultures
·   Make informed choices that consider ethics and understand consequences
·   Participate actively in the democratic process, taking civic, social and environmental responsibility
6) BUHS will prepare students to be healthy Individuals. Graduates will:
·     Accept responsibility for their own learning
·     Display self-confidence, a positive attitude, and a strong work ethic
·     Make informed financial decisions
·     Practice good nutrition and physical fitness habits

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About buhs
On behalf of the school community, we are pleased to provide a handbook, designed to
give you helpful information about school rules, policies, academic requirements, athletic
eligibility, and student privileges and responsibilities. Each student is required to be famil-
iar with this information. We are here to assist you and promote student success in a safe
and welcoming environment. The quality of the experience you have also depends on you
and how you handle your RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES as a student. The infor-
mation that follows will hopefully provide you and your family with many answers to ques-
tions that may arise as you progress through your education at BUHS.

                                      STUDENT RIGHTS
   STUDENTS HAVE A RIGHT TO:
     an education in a safe, clean environment.
     full use of class time to receive instruction and to learn.
     fair, consistent and respectful treatment by staff members and other students.
     be heard, due process and appeal before a penalty is imposed.

                            STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES
   STUDENTS HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO:
    • attend school daily unless ill or legally excused.
    • explain any illegal or questionable absences from class or school activity to parents.
    • be on time for all classes, prepared with necessary books, materials and
      homework assignments, and participate in the classroom work.
     respect the right of the teachers to teach, free from any disruptive conduct.
    • respect the rights of others to study and to learn.
    • respect public property and carefully use and return all material and equipment. Parents
      and students are financially responsible for lost or damaged property.
     maintain high personal standards of courtesy, decency, honesty, and
      responsible relationships with others.
     obtain an education, culminating in graduation and receiving a high school diploma

Debts
Debts incurred by students must be paid in a timely manner. All debts are to be paid at the Registrar in the
Main Office. Students need to get a receipt from registrar and show it to the appropriate teacher/
administrator prior to taking it home to their parent/guardian. The most common ways in which students
incur debts are listed here, but this list is by no means complete:
 loss or damage to textbooks
 unpaid meal accounts
 student equipment and/or uniforms not turned in
 vandalism to school property
Failure to pay student debts can lead to the following consequences:
 grades, transcripts, and/or diplomas may not be released
 BUHS athletic program ineligibility; no sports clearance card issued
 extracurricular activities will not be allowed
 campus parking permit will not be assigned
 participation in junior or senior prom will not be allowed
 participation in senior graduation activities will not be allowed
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Delivery of Items/Information to Students on Campus
Students are expected to come to school every day with the essential items they need to be successful in
their classes. Additionally, parents are expected to communicate necessary information (pick-up schedule,
medical appointments, etc.) with students prior to the start of the school day. These expectations ensure
that instructional time is maximized for your student and their teachers and that work time is maximized
for our office personnel. Please support these efforts by ensuring your student comes to school every day
prepared to learn and informed of home-related needs.
     In the event that items and/or information need(s) to be delivered to students during the instructional
day, it will be done so during passing periods or lunch to ensure instructional time is not interrupted; excep-
tions will be made for emergency situations. Additionally, please refrain from delivering balloons and flow-
ers to students. These items are distracting and will be kept in the main office until the end of the day when
students can pick them up. Students who bring these items onto the school campus may be asked to take
them to the main office for storage until the end of the day.
Emergency Procedures
In the event of an emergency, parents will be notified via phone, e-mail, or the Emergency Broadcast Sys-
tem. Please do not attempt to come to the campus to pick up your child in the event of a lockdown. No
student will be released until the lockdown is lifted. Periodically, we hold fire, earthquake, and lockdown
drills. You will receive an automated phone call by the end of the day a drill is held. You also will receive a
phone message any time the school experiences an emergency or lock down.
Identification Cards
At the beginning of each school year, student ID photos are taken at school and students are issued person-
al ID cards. Students will be required to show their ID card while checking out library books and in order
to gain admission into school sporting events, dances, and other activities. If a student needs a new identifi-
cation card due to loss, damage, or tampering, they will be charged a $10 replacement fee.
Nutrition Services
Nutrition Services offers breakfast before school every day for $2.25 ($0.30 for students who receive re-
duced-price meals) and a wide variety of lunch options for $3.50 ($0.40 for students who receive reduced-
price meals).
Free or Reduced-Price Meals
Students must apply every year to determine whether they qualify for free or reduced-price meals. This in-
formation is securely contained within the system. Reduced-price meals will be rung up the same way full-
price meals are, and no one will know whether you are receiving a free or reduced-price meal or simply
debiting your account.
Parking and Driving on Campus / Accessing Vehicles
Vehicles on campus are subject to the rules of the California Vehicle Code. Student parking and driving on
campus is a privilege, and violations may result in disciplinary action and possible loss of on-campus park-
ing. The school and district are not responsible for theft or damage to a student’s vehicle or theft of the
contents inside the vehicle. The California Highway Patrol, Bishop Police Department, and Fire Depart-
ment personnel may issue citations to parked vehicles in violation of safety, handicapped, and fire access
codes.
 Student parking on campus is limited to the seniors with a permit.
 Permit applications are available from the front office and applications are selected through a lottery. In
  addition to turning in a completed application, students also must present a valid driver’s license and
  proof of insurance for the vehicle(s) they plan on driving to school.
 Students observed operating a vehicle in an unsafe manner on or around school may lose parking privi-
  leges and are subject to referral to local law enforcement agencies (Bishop PD and CHP).

                         Accessing Vehicles / Automobile Searches
  Students may ONLY access vehicles during lunch. Students observed entering vehicles during school
hours without authorization from administrative office personnel will be subject to disciplinary action and,
       if parked within school property, may have their vehicle and all its compartments searched.
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Personal Property/Theft
BUHS assumes no responsibility for the loss or theft of personal property. Bicycles, skateboards, and
scooters as well as electronic devices such as mp3 players, cell phones, and electronic toys are all considered
personal property and are the sole responsibility of their owners. Students should never leave personal be-
longings unattended or in an unsecured area. The administration will investigate the loss or theft of such
personal property at its own discretion and students are strongly encouraged to leave all such items at home.
 Bicycles, Skateboards, and Scooters: Bicycles, skateboards, and scooters ridden to school must be
    locked in the appropriate racks south of the Science Building during the school day. Use and possession
    of these items is prohibited within classrooms and common areas on campus and will be confiscated if
    observed being used within these areas.
 Music devices such as Bluetooth speakers, Chromebooks, and Smartphones may not be played aloud.
    Headsets must be worn at all times when listening to music and music may only be played during pass-
    ing periods, breaks, lunch, and before and after school

Student/Parent/Teacher Communication Portal (AERIES)
AERIES Parent Portal is an online portal that students and parents can use to view their student’s daily
assignments, grades, and attendance as well as communicate with their teachers. The process for creating an
account is available on our website or through the administrative offices. The school website address is
http://www.bishopschools.org/o/buhs.

School Property/Theft / Vandalism
Books and other materials or equipment issued to students for home use remain the property of the school
district. Additionally, students will be assigned a classroom textbook to be shared with other students in
other sections. All materials and equipment must be kept clean, handled carefully, and returned in good
condition. Students will be required to pay for the cost of repair or replacement for damaged or lost items.
The cost of replacing a classroom textbook for damage or loss will be shared among the students assigned
to that textbook.
Students are not allowed to store books or school materials in their cars for retrieval during the school day
and are expected to keep their personal property with them. During assemblies and rallies, backpacks must
be left in the classroom; classrooms will be locked during assemblies and rallies.

Transportation
Bus transportation to and from school is a service provided by the school district. Failure to comply with
the normal rules of good behavior will cause a report to be made to the school administration. Continued
disobedience on the bus will cancel the privilege of riding on the bus. In the interest of safety, bus drivers
have complete authority to control student conduct. Students are financially responsible for any willful
damage done to the buses or any school vehicle. Bus schedules are posted in the main office, or if you have
any concerns, please do not hesitate to call our Bus/Transportation Office - 872-4931.

Visitors / Volunteers
All visitors and volunteers, including BUHS alumni and parents, must check in with the main office and
receive a pass in order to be on campus (Penal Code §627.2). Social visitations are prohibited during school
hours. Parents wanting to visit classrooms need to give 24-hour notice. Students from other school sites are
not allowed on campus without the prior approval of their school’s administrator and an administrator at
BUHS. The campus is closed outside of regular school hours unless there is a school-sponsored activity.

                             Requirements to Become a Volunteer
  Volunteers who work directly with students (helping in the classroom, being a test proctor, driving
  on field trips/for after-school activities) must be fingerprinted and cleared by the Department of
  Justice, provide proof of TB (tuberculosis) clearance by a physician, and complete a district Volun-
  teer Clearance Information form prior to volunteering.

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General student Information

ASB Sticker for Student ID Card
The cost of the 2020-2021 ASB Sticker is $20. Students who purchase an ASB sticker will be given reduced
admission to all sporting events held at Bishop Union High School (excluding California Interscholastic
Federation — or CIF — playoff contests) as well as discounted admission to dances and other ASB activi-
ties.
Athletics
Bishop Union High School (BUHS) is a member of the High Desert League, which is governed by the Cen-
tral Section of CIF. Other schools in the league include Desert, Frazier Mtn., Rosamond, Kern Valley, and
Cal City High Schools. If you are interested in participating, please see your P.E. teacher, the Athletic Direc-
tor, or the coach of the team. The following sports are available:

        Fall                               Winter                             Spring

        Cheerleading                       Cheerleading                       Cheerleading
        Cross Country                      Boys’ Basketball                   Baseball
        Football                           Girls’ Basketball                  Softball
        Girls’ Volleyball                  Boys’ Soccer                       Track and Field
        Girls’ Tennis                      Girls’ Soccer                      Golf
                                           Wrestling
                                           Skiing/Snowboarding
IN GENERAL . . . . .
Participation in BUHS Athletics is a privilege, not a right, made possible through the combined efforts of
the school and the Bishop community. Only the highest standards of performance, behavior, and citizen-
ship are expected of Bishop Union High School athletes. Athletics exemplify the philosophy that hard
work, drive, team work, and determination will bring success.
The law grants authority to school officials to supervise students when they are participating in school-
sponsored events. Whether at the event or while at school, when students act or behave improperly, they
are subject to disciplinary action as outlined by Administrative Regulations, Board Policy, California Edu-
cation Code, and the BUHS Athletic Code of Conduct . In particular, any student caught on campus pos-
sessing, selling, or under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be subject to the terms of a Disciplinary Ath-
letic Contract. Additionally, by signing the Code of Conduct, students agree to all its terms including to be
randomly tested for controlled substances during the season of their sport. (see next page for details).
Before a student is allowed to check out athletic equipment or practice with an athletic team, a current
(defined as that period covering the school term) CIF Physician's Statement and Parent's Consent for Medi-
cal Treatment form must be on file with the school. An acknowledgment card signed by both student and
parent/guardian signifying they have read and understand the Athletic Conduct Code must be on file prior
to student participation on any athletic team.

Athletic Checklist:
1. Athletic Code of Conduct: All parents and students must sign that they have read and agree to follow
   the rules and regulations in the BUHS Athletic Conduct Code. You can find the complete athletic hand-
   book on the BUHS Web site.
2. Academic Eligibility: All athletes and cheerleaders must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or better each grading
   period and pass a minimum of six classes.
3. Physical/Medical Authorization Form: The CIF requires that a physical form be on file at the school of
   participation. Completed physical forms are valid for a year from the date of the doctor’s signature.
   Physicals must be completed on school forms that can be picked up in the front office, and a student
   cannot participate or try out for a sport unless the physical form is on file.
4. Athletic Insurance: All athletes must have insurance that covers their participation before the student is
   allowed to try out, practice, or compete in a sport.
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Athletic and Extracurricular Activity Drug Testing
Bishop Unified School District requires that all students representing their school in athletics or other
competitive extra-curricular activities including Mathletes, Marching Band, and Spirit Squad remain drug
free while participating in those sports/activities. These students should realize that the use of drugs is
detrimental to their health and performance and must agree not to use such substances while involved in
high school athletics or any other competitive extra-curricular activity under the authority of BUHS and
the Bishop Unified School District. In order to provide for the health and safety of the individual student
participants and to offer a legitimate reason for participants to say “no” to drug use, BUHS has a manda-
tory, random drug testing program (BP 5131.61 & AR 5131.61). While the District requires that all partici-
pants agree to random drug testing only during the season of sport/activity, the Athletic Department,
BUHS Administration, and the Bishop Unified School District have also enacted polices for these partici-
pants regarding involvement with drugs that extend beyond the season of the sport and the boundaries of
the school. The specifics of these policies can be found in the Athletic Code of Conduct. These programs
are not designed to be punitive; rather, they are in place to create a safe, drug free, healthy environment for
participants and to assist their getting help when needed.
Closed Campus
BUHS is a closed campus for all students except during lunch. At all other times during the school
day including Break, all students who are enrolled in classes at BUHS must remain on campus. Students
who need to leave school must report to the attendance office and request permission to leave
campus. Permission to leave will be granted only if the student presents a signed note from a parent/
guardian, their parent/guardian calls the attendance office ahead of time, or with administrative approval.
Permission from a teacher is inadequate to warrant going to a car (including the senior parking lot) or any
other location off campus.

                         Leaving School Grounds Without Proper Clearance
     Students who are observed leaving campus or have been found to have left campus without proper
        clearance from the Attendance Office will result in the same consequences as cutting school.

Community Service Requirement
In compliance with Board Policy 5702, all students must complete 20 hours of community service during
their high school years (grades 9–12) to graduate from BUHS. Eighth graders may begin working on this
requirement during the summer prior to entering the ninth grade. Community service hours must be
documented on a Community Service Time Sheet (available in the BUHS Guidance Office and signed off
by a supervisor.
Students may work with public and private nonprofit service agencies and/or volunteer organizations in
the community. Acceptable activities may also be approved for service to individuals in need of help such
as persons in a nursing home, senior centers, or service agencies for the disabled when appropriately
documented by the agency. Church groups, scouting organizations, parks and recreation programs, civic
activities and charitable institutions may also provide acceptable activities. All community service should be
approved prior to the beginning of the service. Community service hours cannot be signed off by a
student’s relative unless approved first by Guidance or administration. All hours turned in must have been
completed within one year of turning in the document.

Homecoming/Prom/Athletic Events
Attendance at all school sponsored events (Homecoming, Prom, athletic events, etc.) is a privilege for all
students. Administration reserves the right to revoke that privilege for any student whose behavior pre-
sents a safety issue at the event. Failure to fulfill disciplinary obligations, fighting, drug use, and other inap-
propriate behaviors outlined in the Code of Conduct section of this handbook that take place during the
school day and at events are just some of the actions that can result in loss of privileges. Additionally,
Homecoming and Junior Prom are events intended for the students of BUHS. As such, students that are
not enrolled at BUHS, while welcome at athletic events, will not be allowed to attend dances.

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Early Dismissals/Leaving School Grounds
If you have medical or other appointment that requires you to be released from school for part of the day or
early or if you need to leave campus for school business, please follow the process listed below:
1. Have your parent/guardian phone the Attendance Office at 872-1447 or bring a note prior to the start
     of school. Be advised that parents/guardians will be called to verify any early dismissal requested by a
     written note, so please ensure that a current phone number is listed.
2. You will be issued a pass with a time to return to the Attendance Office for your early dismissal (if ap-
     plicable). A parent/guardian must sign their student out in the school office before the student will be
     allowed to leave campus.
3. If you are unable to return to campus within the time allowed on the early dismissal pass, have your
     parent/guardian call the Attendance Office at 872-1447 .
4. Students identified as having an excessive number of early dismissals will be required to clear future re-
     quests the Attendance Secretary.
5. A medical verification may be required upon return to school. A medical verification will be required
     when a student leaves school grounds during the school day more than five times per term.
6. Students who leave campus for school business (ASB, Yearbook, etc.) must have an Off Campus Con-
     tract which requires a parent signature and administrative approval. Additionally, they must check out
     and back in upon return at the office. If driving, students may only transport themselves and may NOT
     have passengers in their vehicle. Failing to adhere to terms of the contract can result in the contract be-
     ing revoked.

                                          Off-Limits Areas
      Students will receive disciplinary consequences if found unsupervised in the following areas
      during the school day without explicit permission. Repeated violations will result in progressive
      disciplinary actions being taken.
         faculty and student parking lots
         all athletic fields including but not limited to the baseball dugouts and announcers booth
         faculty restrooms and staff lounge
         copy machine areas
         loitering inside or outside restroom buildings
         tables outside of the Student Store/ Food Service area during class time
         locker rooms unless supervision is present

Firearms
Under no circumstances are firearms or other hunting apparatus allowed within 1,000 yards of the BUHS
campus at any time, including in vehicles (and trunk area). This is a felony and may be treated as a police
matter.
Hall Passes/Out of class during period
Students, office assistants, and teacher assistants are not permitted out of class without their hall pass and
their school ID card. Also, students are not permitted in the school offices, Learning Center, Native
American Liaison office, or BSC/Library without a pass. Prior to leaving the classroom students must
surrender their phone or electronic device to the teacher. Students caught using cell phone outside of
classroom during the class period are subject to the terms of the cell phone policy. Students are to go only to
and from the designated destination on the pass. Students are to use restrooms and drinking fountains near-
est their classroom when permission is given and a pass is in hand.

Library/Student Tech Center
The library is open during school days from 8:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.. The library will be open for student use
before school, during lunch, and after school. It also will be available for classroom use during the instruc-
tional day. Students will not be allowed in the library during instructional time without a pass. No
food or drink is allowed in the library. The library provides students with educational media services and
access to computers. Books can be checked out for 2 weeks, and a maximum of two books may be checked
out at any one time. Students must use their student ID card to check out books.

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Lockers
Lockers are issued to each student; however, the school cannot be responsible for items which are left in
lockers. Students are responsible for maintaining both the inside and outside of their locker and they are
expected to be in good condition at all times. Lockers are subject to inspection/search by school personnel
at any time.
Lost and Found
The lost and found is located outside the Main Office. Efforts will be made to return identified items, but
please check from time to time if you lose something because many articles are never claimed. Unclaimed,
unmarked items are periodically donated to charitable organizations.
Nurse/Health Office/Bronco Health Clinic
If students become ill during the day, they need to get a pass from their teacher and report to the health of-
fice. The Health Technician or School Nurse will assess the situation and make the necessary arrangement
for students to either stay at school or go home. If the nurse/trained staff member determines that a student
needs to go home, a parent/guardian will be notified and will need to sign their student out of school in the
Attendance Office. If a student leaves campus without being signed out by their parent/guardian in the At-
tendance Office, consequences may be administered for truancy. For student medical needs that cannot be
addressed by the Health Office, the Bronco Student Clinic is available to students on Tuesdays only and is
staffed be a NIH nurse or physicians assistant.
                       Prescription and Non-prescription Medication
Medication (prescription or nonprescription) CANNOT be administered to students and are not allowed on campus
   unless parents/guardians have completed and turned in (to the office) the proper medication authorization form.
  Students may obtain the form from the Main Office. Students requiring medication at school must be identified to
the school by the parent/guardian and/or physician. All student medication must be in the original container and will
    be kept securely locked in the Health Office. Students may not carry any medication (prescription or over-the-
counter) with them on campus. All approved medications will be administered by the school nurse, health technician,
or designee to students at authorized times throughout the day. Students will be allowed to leave class, without penal-
         ty, to report to the Health Office take necessary approved medication(s) with appropriate permission.

P.E. Locks and Clothing
Each student enrolled in physical education will have a lock checked out to them for use in the locker room
on their P.E. locker. Students who lose their lock will be expected to pay to replace it. Students may either
purchase and wear school-issued clothes (shorts and t-shirt), or have a set checked out to them for the dura-
tion of the year. During the colder season, students are allowed to wear sweats (again, school colors—blue
and white—preferred, however gray or white are acceptable) over their regular P.E. clothes. Whether the
clothing is purchased or checked out, students are expected to take P.E. clothes home at least once every 2
weeks to be laundered. Student P.E. grades will be impacted by not wearing appropriate P.E. attire each day.
Students who check out clothing are responsible for making sure it is return at the end of the school year.
Work Permit Requirements
Students under the age of eighteen (18) must obtain a work permit at BUHS after securing an opportunity
for employment. Work permit requests and work permits may be picked up from the Registrar. In order to
be eligible for a work permit, students are required to maintain appropriate attendance and school perfor-
mance. If they do not, employers will be notified and the student will be unable to continue working. Specif-
ically, students must:
 Have fewer than three (3) school days (or 18 class periods) of unexcused absences within a school year
 Have no outstanding unserved detentions or Saturday Schools
 Maintain a GPA of at least 2.0
 Be clear of any outstanding school fines. Work permits will not be issued to students until all fees are
     paid.
Students may not work on a day they are absent and may not use work as an excuse to for not attending a
detention or Friday/Saturday School. If a work permit is revoked, the student may apply to have their work
permit reinstated if attendance, behavior, and/or academic performance has improved enough to maintain a
C average for at least one term and/or have fewer than three (3) unexcused absences for one term.
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academic planning
Our Guidance Counselors will assist you in areas of college entrance requirements, career explora-
tion, fields of study, financial aid and guide you in planning the most appropriate decisions relating
to your vocational and educational future. Your Guidance Technician is a person with whom you
may freely discuss any concern or questions that arise in class scheduling, school related activities
and can also make proper referral in concerns of a personal nature.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
In addition to accumulating 250 semester credits (Class of 2019), ALL students must pass the California
High School Exit Exam to receive a diploma.

        English . . . . . . . . . .40      Fine Arts . . . . . . . . .10           Health . . . . . ... . . . . . .5
        Science - Life . . . . 10          Science - Physical.. . 10               Electives . . . . . …….80
        Phys. Ed. . . . . . . . .20        Soc. Studies . . . . . . .35            Success*………….….5
        Home Room*. . . . . . 5            Math**. . . . . . . . . . . 30
        *(for every year of enrollment)
        **(to include Math 1 and Math 2 (Or Math 2A and 2B)

                 RECOMMENDED COURSE OF STUDY FOR
                     COLLEGE-BOUND STUDENTS
SUBJECT                                 UC.CSU a-g requirements                  UNR requirements
(a)   Social Studies                        2 years                                                  3 years
(b)   English                               4 years (college prep)                                   4 years
(c)   Mathematics                           3 years minimum*                                         3 years
(d)   Science                               2 years (labs) minimum*                                  3 years (2 labs)
(e)   Foreign Language                      2 years*                                                 0 years
(f)   Fine Arts (VAPA)                      1 year                                                   0 years
(g)   College Prep Electives                1 year (selected from areas above)                       0 years

Seniors—Privileges, Policies, and Contract
                                               Senior Contract
All seniors will be required to sign a senior contract at the beginning of the school year. This contract will
explicitly state behavioral expectations for seniors at BUHS. If a senior is in violation of this contract, they
may lose their privilege to participate in the end-of-the-year activities and/or graduation ceremony. Parents/
guardians can review the senior contract on the BUHS Web site under the “Forms” tab.
                                                 Senior Prank
Any senior involved — directly or indirectly — in a “prank” on school property may lose the privilege of
participating in senior activities including the graduation ceremony and/ or face legal action. Any damage
resulting from a prank involving school property will result in restitution.

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Code of conduct
Behavioral Expectations of Students
Students are expected to behave in accordance with The Bronco Way, which emphasizes that
students must be respectful, use good judgment, have character, and be responsible in order to create a
learning environment that is conducive to student success.
                The Bronco Way…
                         Be Responsible
                              Use Good Judgment
                                    Have Character
                                        Show Respect

                                   “THE BIG FOUR”
  The School Board, Superintendent, and Administration of Bishop Unified School District have
identified four keys areas of student behavior that are critical components of a healthy education-
 al environment and a positive school culture. Consequently, in addition to diligently trying to pro-
  vide an environment that is free of drugs and alcohol, the administration and staff will be paying
                                  particular attention to following:

1) Respectful Behavior, Bullying, & Language: Whether inside a classroom during instruc-
   tional time or outside during passing periods, break, or lunch, students are expected to treat
   each other, their teachers, and other staff members in a respectful manner. Inappropriate lan-
   guage (profanity, vulgarity, or racial slurs) will not be tolerated. Additionally, all forms of bully-
   ing (verbal, physical, and cyber) will be addressed by administration whether they occur on or
   off campus.
2) Dress Code: Student attire that does not meet Dress Code (see pages 14 and 15) will be ad-
   dressed by all staff members both during class and while outside. Those students who are in
   violation will be sent to the office where they will be required to change into clothing provided
   by the school. Consequences for subsequent violations are outlined later in the handbook.
3) Cell phones, Bluetooth speakers, and other electronic devices: While students are al-
   lowed to bring electronic devices to school, school policy states that they must be turned off
   during class time. By “off”, we mean “off”… not on “silent” or “vibrate”. Students are
   not allowed to text, access internet, listen to music, or use the device at any time between bells
   INCLUDING while outside of class during the period using restroom, getting water, or going
   to one of the offices. Any Student caught using devices during class time, whether inside the
   classroom or outside while in the halls or common areas, will have them confiscated. KEEP
   THEM OFF AND OUT OF SITE DURING CLASS TIME! PERIOD!
4) Attendance & Tardiness: Attendance at school is not only required by state law, it is critical
   to the education of every student. Missing any or all of a school day results in gaps in learning,
   affects grades, and can impact ability to earn credit for classes missed. The administration and
   teachers of Bishop High School care about the academic achievement of each student and
   strive to provide a positive educational environment. That environment is disrupted when stu-
   dents miss or arrive late to class.

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Cell Phones, Electronic Devices, and other Prohibited Items
Disruptive devices, including but not limited to cell phones, Bluetooth speakers (Students may not listen to music
through Bluetooth speakers at any time), headphones/earbuds, radios, and electronic toys/games, ARE NOT allowed
to be turned on, in use, or visible during instructional time whether inside the classroom or in hallways and other com-
mon areas. Devices will be confiscated if the policy is not followed (see Pick- Up Policy for Confiscated Items on next
page). This policy also applies to all student aides both in the office.
Other prohibited items include, but are not limited to: permanent markers (Penal Code §594.2), laser pointers (Penal Code
§417.27), aerosol containers (Penal Code §594.1), spikes (CA Ed. Code § 48900b), and water pistols.
Consequences
1st violation      - Device confiscated.
                   - Student may pick up from office after school
2nd violation      - Device confiscated.
                   - Student may pick up from office after serving 30 minute detention
3rd violation      - Device confiscated for two days (day of offense plus one)
                   - Student assigned 60 minute detention
                   - Parent must pick up per Pickup Policy below.
**Subsequent violations will result in referral to administration for Defiance of Authority and additional consequences
  REFUSAL TO SURRENDER DEVICE WILL BE CONSIDERED INSUBORDINATION AND STUDENT WILL BE
      SENT TO OFFICE FOR LEVEL 3 ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION FOR DEFIANCE OF AUTHORITY!!!

Detentions/Friday School/Saturday School
Consequences for violation of the school policies listed in this section as well as the attendance policies listed later include
the assigning of detentions (30 or 60 minute), Friday School (2 hours), or Saturday School (4 hours). Students who have
been assigned one of these consequences are expected to serve at the time assigned. If a conflict arises prior to the as-
signed time, a student may reschedule the consequence by visiting the office or seeing the assigning teacher. Failure to
attend will result in the time doubling. If a student continues to fail to attend, they will be placed on a Behavior Contract
which can lead to involuntary transfer to CDS and referral to SARB. Participation on an athletic team is not an ex-
cuse to miss detentions and failure to fulfill disciplinary obligations can result in being suspended from games.
Drug/Alcohol Policy
The Administration and School Board of Bishop Unified School District are determined to provide a drug and
alcohol free environment for our students. Administration is trained and shall use physical indicators to deter-
mine if a student is under the influence and initiate disciplinary measures if necessary. Any student caught on
campus possessing, selling, or under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be dealt with according to
Administrative Regulations, Board Policy, California Education Code, and the BUHS Athletic Code
of Conduct (if applicable). In addition to traditional school consequences which may include involuntary
transfer to alternative educational setting (CDS, JKBS, etc.), students who violate CA Ed Code sections 48900
while not participating in a sport are subject to the terms of Section 5 of the Athletic Code as it pertains to Dis-
ciplinary Athletic Contracts and possible game suspensions when they decide to become an athlete. Moreover,
students will also face consequences handed down by both law enforcement and the court system. Administra-
tive judgment will be utilized to interpret these general guidelines based on the severity and timing of the stu-
dent’s offense as well as current disciplinary record.
CATEGORY A: 1st Time Offender
     Penalty: - 5 day suspension from BUHS school/activities with loss of athletic privileges per Athletic Code
              - Possible involuntary transfer to alternative educational setting (CDS, JKBS, etc.)
              - Notification of law enforcement.
CATEGORY B: 2nd Time Offender or violation of the State’s Zero Tolerance Offenses*.
          Penalty: -5 day suspension from BUHS school and notification of law enforcement.
                   - Recommend expulsion from the district, with a rehabilitation program as outlined, which must be
                     fulfilled as a condition of eventual re-entry.
                   - Hearing to consider a transfer to an alternative program.
          Terms for re-enrollment at BUHS:
                   - Proof of enrollment and/or completion of substance abuse counseling program is required.
                   - Completion of any and all terms outlined by expulsion or set forth by alternative educational setting.
*State Zero Tolerance Offenses include “unlawful possession of any controlled substance” (EC 48915(a)(3)), and “unlawfully selling a con-
trolled substances” (EC 48915(c)(3)).
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