Student-Parent Handbook 2019-2020 - Tuba City Unified ...

 
Student-Parent Handbook 2019-2020 - Tuba City Unified ...
Student-Parent Handbook 2019-2020
                          Ms. Raye Lynn McCabe – Principal/Director
                                   Ms. Jonessa Reid, Counselor
                                  Mr. Vincent Lee, ELA Teacher
                                   Ms. Tami Dugi, ESS Teacher
                         Mrs. Stella Goldtooth, Administrative Assistant

                            Tuba City Unified School District No. 15
                               P.O. Box 67, Tuba City, AZ 86045
                           Phone: 928-283-1070 / Fax: 928-283-1226
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TCUSD Mission Statement
TCUSD is unified in culture, technology and its commitment to education; every stakeholder is prepared to
achieve a lifetime of personal, cultural, civic excellence and to enrich the community.

TCUSD Goals

GOAL – ACADEMIC
All Tuba City Unified School District Schools will strive to become an A or B rated school by 2022.

GOAL – CULTURAL
During the school year 2019-2020, Tuba City Unified School District will strengthen relationships by
incorporating team building activities into leadership meetings (bi-weekly) and district wide celebrations
quarterly.

GOAL – COMMUNITY
During school year 2019-2020, Tuba City Unified School District will participate in at least one community
event per semester.

NAA Vision Statement
Nizhoni Accelerated Academy is a non-traditional school committed to offering a rigorous and relevant
standards-based curriculum tailored to each student's individual needs enabling all students to achieve
academic success. We are committed to the following:

          To continuously improve the instruction we offer by incorporating current research and best
           practices,
          To create a culture of excellence where all the students are motivated to excel academically,
          To establish an environment where everyone feels safe, supported and appreciated,
          To partner with parents to better understand and guide our students through a successful a non-
           traditional high school experience by providing encouragement and supportive interventions, and
          To work together with our educational community: students, teachers, parents, staff, and
           community- to help our students become productive members of our society.

Staff at NAA
In exchange for compliance with the terms stated above, the Nizhoni Accelerated Academy teachers and staff
will provide students with: an opportunity to earn credit towards graduation; an opportunity to work towards
completing high school education; an opportunity to develop personal and social skills necessary for school,
work, and success in life; and an opportunity to explore career and vocational interests.

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Students at NAA
Students at Nizhoni Accelerated Academy are: Productive, Responsible, and Respectful.

Productive:
      1. Makes appropriate academic progress
      2. Understands and applies work ethic
      3. Manages time well and in a manner that brings academic success
      4. Uses resources appropriately
      5. Continuously improves the quality of the product produced

Responsible:
      1. Is in attendance and on time consistently
      2. Comes prepared – has materials
      3. Completes works on time
      4. Is proactive in using effective communication
      5. Demonstrates responsibility for own learning – is an independent learner
      6. Follows through on expectations
      7. Balances all choices and prioritizes

Respectful:
      1. Treats others appropriate to the occasion
      2. Shows sensitivity to others and their needs
      3. Is non-judgmental, positive and has an accepting attitude

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2019-2020 School Year: Calendar & Important Dates

Tuesday, August 6, 2019                    First Day of School

Wednesday, August 21, 2019                 Parent Orientation @ NAA

Friday, August 23, 2019                    Early Dismissal

Monday, September 2, 2019                  Labor Day – No School

Friday, September 13, 2019                 Early Dismissal

Wednesday, September 25, 2019              NAA Parent/Teacher Conference

Friday, September 27, 2019                 Early Dismissal

Friday, October 1, 2019                    End of 1st Quarter

Friday, October 4, 2019                    Early Dismissal

October 11 - 14, 2019                      Fall Break – No School

Friday, October 18, 2019                   Early Dismissal

Sunday, November 3, 2019                   Daylight Saving Time ends @ 2:00 am

Friday, November 8, 2019                   Early Dismissal

Monday, November 11, 2019                  Veteran’s Day Observed (November 11)– No School

Wednesday, November 20, 2019               NAA Parent/Teacher Conference

Friday, November 22, 2019                  Early Dismissal

Monday - Friday, November 25-29, 2019      Thanksgiving Break – No School

Friday, December 6, 2019                   Early Dismissal

Friday, December 20, 2019                  End of 1st Semester / End of 2nd Quarter / Early Dismissal

December 23, 2019 -January 3, 2020         Winter Break – No School

Monday, January 6, 2020                    School Resumes

Friday, January 10, 2020                   Early Dismissal
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Friday, January 17, 2020       100th day count

Monday, January 20, 2020       Martin Luther King Day – No School

Friday, January 24, 2020       Early Dismissal

Wednesday, January 29, 2020    Cultural Symposium for Staff – No School

Friday, February 7, 2020       Early Dismissal

Wednesday, February 12, 2020   NAA Parent/Teacher Conference

Monday, February 17, 2020      President’s Day – No School

Friday, February 21, 2020      Early Dismissal

Friday, March 6, 2020          Early Dismissal

Sunday, March 8, 2020          Daylight Savings Time Begins @ 2:00 am

March 13, 2020                 End of 3rd Quarter / Early Dismissal

March 16 – 20, 2020            Spring Break – No School

Friday, March 27, 2020         Early Dismissal

Friday, April 10, 2020         Early Dismissal

Wednesday, April 22, 2020      NAA Parent/Teacher Conference

Friday, April 24, 2020         Early Dismissal

Friday, May 8, 2020            Early Dismissal

Wednesday, May 20, 2020        Last Day of School / Early Dismissal

Friday, May 22, 2020           NAA & TCHS Graduation Ceremony (10 am)

Monday, May 25, 2020           Memorial Day - Holiday

June 1, 2019 – June 26, 2020   Summer School for Selected Students

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Class Session
NAA meets every day, Monday to Friday, except scheduled holidays.
Start time: 8:00 am
End time: 3:00 pm

Early Dismissal Days
Early dismissals are every other Friday. See the school calendar.
Start time: 8:00 am
End time: 12:00 pm

School Calendar
Semester 1: August 6 – December 20, 2019
       Quarter 1: August 6 – October 10, 2019
       Quarter 2: October 15 – December 20, 2019

Semester 2: January 6 – May 20, 2020

       Quarter 3: January 6 – March 13, 2020

       Quarter 4: March 23 – May 20, 2020

Course Schedule
The school year is comprised of 4 quarters. Students work on two to four courses at a time, per quarter.
Students are expected to complete 1.5-3credits during each quarter. This pace is the maximum.

              Semester    Quarter     Credits       Quarter         (Courses need Course
                                      Earned        Dates           to be halfway Completion
                                      min/max                       done by this  Due Date
                                                                    date)
                                                    August 6
                          1           1.5-3                         September 10   October 10
                                                    October 10
              1
                                                    October 15
                          2           1.5-3                         November 19    December 20
                                                    December 20
                                                    January 6
                          3           1.5-3                         February 11    March 13
                                                    March 13
              2
                                                    March 23
                          4           1.5-3                         April 27       May 20
                                                    May 20
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*Graduates must have all graduation requirements done by this date May 20, 2020 to participate in the
graduation ceremony on May 22, 2020.

Edgenuity Course Pacing
Here is an example of course pacing for a student. The student is expected to complete their assigned courses
each quarter. Students are expected to remain on track (Blue) or ahead (Green) in order to finish courses on
time. With this pacing, students complete at least 6 credits in a school year. If students do not complete a
credit during the regular school year, the student will attend summer school to complete the course through
Credit Recovery.

**Note: Students who ARE NOT on pace will be mandated to attend After School Tutoring and Saturday
School, in order to meet pacing expectations. (see After School Tutoring Requirements/Expectations)

Minimum Grade to Earn Credit
All students are required to attain a minimum of 70% in all Edgenuity/NAA courses to earn credit. In other
words, students scoring below a 70% will not earn credit for their course. Incomplete courses and coursework
will result in No Credit.
Edgenuity Grading Scale
99 – 100% A+                   88-89% B+           78-79% C+
93-98% A                       83-87% B            73-77% C
90-92% A-                      80-82% B-           70-72% C-
Edgenuity Course Grade Weights
       Quiz              20%
       Test              20%
       Exam              20%
       Essay             10%
       Assignments 10%
       Project           10%
       Written Notes 10%

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Grade Level Standing
Nizhoni Accelerated Academy students’ grade level standing will be determined by the number of credits
completed. The number of credits completed by the end of the school year, each year, will also be used to
determine whether a student will be promoted or retained for the following school year. Once a student
meets the number of credits needed for the next grade level, he or she will be promoted.

                6 or fewer credits earned               Grade 9
                7-11 credits earned                     Grade 10
                12-17 credits earned                    Grade 11
                18 or more credits earned               Grade 12

Graduation Requirements
       English (9, 10, 11, 12) [A & B] 4 credits
       World History/Geography (A & B) 1 credit
       US/AZ History (A & B)                            1 credit
       US/AZ Government                                 ½ credit
       Economics                                        ½ credit
       Algebra 1 (A & B)                                1 credit
       Geometry (A & B)                                 1 credit
       Algebra 2                                        1 credit
       Personal Finance                                 1 credit
       Science                                          3 credits
       Fine Arts/CTE                                    1 credit
       Physical Education/Health                        1 credit
       Electives                                        6 credits
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                                                        22 credits

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2019 - 2020 Available Courses

 English                                      Vocational Electives/Technology Electives
      Freshman English, ELA 9*                   Computer Science I
      Sophomore English, ELA 10*                 Computer Science II
      Junior English, ELA 11*
      Senior English, ELA 12*
 Social Studies                               Engineering Electives
      World History                               Engineering Design I
      U.S History                                 Engineering Design II
      American Government                         Introduction to Information
      Economics                                      Technology
 Science                                      Digital Arts Electives
      Biology                                     Digital Arts I
      Physical Science                            Digital Arts II
      Environmental Science                       Game Design
      Physics                                     Audio Engineering
      Chemistry
 Mathematics                                  Business Electives
      Algebra I, Math I*                         Intro to Entrepreneurship I
      Geometry, Math II*                         Intro to Entrepreneurship II
      Algebra II, Math III*                      Introduction to Business A
      Trigonometry                               Introduction to Business B
      Pre-Calculus                               Career Planning and Development
      Personal Finance                           Career Explorations
      Functions
 Electives                                    Health Science Electives
      Strategies for Academic Success            Introduction to Health Science A
                                                  Introduction to Health Science B
                                                  Health Science Concepts
                                                  Sociology
                                                  Psychology
                                                  Medical Terminology
 Health/PE                                    Test Preparation
      Health                                     ACT 1 Prep
      Foundations for Personal Wellness          ACT 2 Prep
 Fine Arts                                        ACT 3 Prep
      Introduction to Art                        SAT 1 Prep
      Art History                                SAT 2 Prep
 Languages                                        SAT 3 Prep
      Spanish I                                  COMPASS
      Spanish II                                 ACCUPLACER
                                                  Adult Education (GED)

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School Policies & Procedures
NAA students are expected to follow all classroom and school policies and procedures, as outlined below.

Academic Progress
Students enrolled at Nizhoni Accelerated Academy are expected to achieve and maintain academic progress.
Nizhoni Accelerated Academy may not be an appropriate placement for students who are unable to achieve
and maintain this level of expected academic progress. To be successful at Nizhoni Accelerated Academy, a
student must be able to work independently (on their own) at a high school level. Students who are unable
to work independently, or who are below the high school level in academics, may be unsuccessful.

New students: Failure to achieve academic progress early on may indicate that our format, curriculum,
and/or expectations are not a good match for the student.

Targeted students: New and continuing students provided intervention due to low academic progress, may
indicate that our format, curriculum, and/or expectations are not a good match for the student. May result in
disenrollment.

Continuing students: Continuing students are students who have completed one or more consecutive
credits at NAA and have “good standing” at NAA.

      In order to remain in “good standing” at NAA, students are required to pass a minimum number of
       classes per quarter.
                    Students who are enrolled in one (1) or two (2) courses per quarter must pass all
                      courses.
                    Students who are enrolled in three (3) courses per quarter must pass a minimum of two
                      (2) courses.
                    Students who are enrolled in four (4) courses per quarter must pass a minimum of three
                      (3) courses.

Enrollment for students who have failed to meet the academic requirements for two consecutive quarters will
require a meeting between the parent, student, and teachers in order to determine eligibility for enrollment in
the next quarter.

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Response to Academic Progress

                                                    All Students
 If a student does not complete a course on time,        Will result in…
 does not pass a course, or takes an “incomplete”
 First time (within one quarter)                         The student will lose progress in the course he/she
                                                         failed to complete; may have to re-take the course
                                                         from the beginning; Credit Recovery course may be
                                                         provided at the teacher’s discretion
 Second time (within one quarter)                        Student will be provided with a student contract,
                                                         which may include an intervention plan. Students
                                                         who fail to respond to intervention(s) may be at risk
                                                         of disenrollment.

Student Contracts
In an effort to improve student success, a student contract will be provided to students in low academic
standing. Student, teachers/staff and parent/guardian(s) will meet to review and develop the student
contract.

 Academic Contract                                        Formal written agreement regarding academics
                                                          that outlines student, parent/guardian and
                                                          teacher actions to support student learning and
                                                          growth.
 Behavior Contract                                        Formal written agreement regarding behavior
                                                          that outlines student, parent/guardian and
                                                          teacher actions to support student learning and
                                                          growth.
 Attendance Contract                                      Formal written agreement regarding attendance
                                                          that outlines student, parent/guardian and
                                                          teacher actions to support student learning and
                                                          growth.

After School Tutoring Requirements/Expectations
It is expected of NAA students to attend After School Tutoring during tutoring days when behind (Red) in one
or more Edgenuity courses. NAA teachers/staff can set mandatory tutoring expectations for students to
address attendance, incomplete essays/projects, failing grades, pull-out course intervention/remediation, and
more. During tutoring days, NAA staff develops a list of students expected to attend After School Tutoring, if
on the list, tutoring is mandatory. Refusal to attend tutoring will result in a Level I Infraction - Refusal to follow
a reasonable request of a NAA staff member. Students must attend the entirety of tutoring and will not be
allowed to leave early unless approved prior to tutoring by teacher/administrator.

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ATTENDANCE

Attendance
NAA students must attend the entire school day and maintain passing status on Edgenuity courses, otherwise,
the student will be recommended to attend After School Tutoring to meet daily minimum percentage. This
allows a student to potentially earn 1.5-3 credits for the quarter. Therefore, good, solid attendance is
mandatory. Additionally, good attendance contributes to academic success; poor attendance is one of the
main causes of low academic achievement.

Nizhoni Accelerated Academy students must sign-in as they arrive to school and must sign-out when leaving
campus.

Absences
Students are allotted five (5) unexcused/excused absences per period within the 9-week quarter. It is expected
that students arrive at school on time and are in school every day to make sure they are current and staying
on track in their courses. Arizona Department of Education requires “seat time” which can only be given if
students miss less than 5 classes per quarter. On the 6th day of absence within the period per quarter, the
student will be placed in No Credit Status for that period. Once student has reached No Credit Status in all four
periods, they will be disenrolled. An unexcused absence for at least one class period during the school day is
subject to discipline according to the Discipline & Student Accountability System (page 22).

NAA will mail letters home informing parent/guardian(s) of students’ absences on 2 nd, 4th and 5th absence.
Note: The mailing of each letter will constitute sufficient documentation of notice.

Tardies
Students are considered tardy when arriving at school after 8:00 am. NAA will differentiate between
“excused” and “unexcused” tardies, with exceptions, such as, medical documentation. Excessive tardiness can
accumulate into absences, where 3 tardies will equal 1 absence. Excessive tardies (15 or more, per period) will
result in No Credit Status for the course listed in that period. Tardies beyond 3 are subject to discipline
according to the Discipline & Student Accountability System (page 22).

Parents/Guardians: Please schedule all appointments (i.e., medical, dental, etc.) outside of class time. If it is
impossible to schedule the appointment outside of class time, students are expected to attend class until the
appointment start time, and expected to return to school after the appointment. Students can be signed out
and back in for the appointment. Students must provide an appointment slip to be excused.

Parents/Guardians: Please schedule all family vacations and events on school holidays, fall break, winter
recess, spring break, summer vacation, teacher workdays, and weekends. Even though a student is absent,
they are still expected to stay current in their courses. They will be expected to work from home and attend
After School Tutoring until they are caught up with their courses.

Absences will be excused if: 1) The student is ill or injured; 2) The parent/guardian calls within 24 hours prior
to being absent (928-283-1070); 3.) Doctor’s Appointment; 4.) Bereavement; 5.) Family Emergencies; 6.)
Religious Purposes; and 7.) Out-of-School Suspensions. Absences due to illness will require a Doctor’s
Statement. An absence for any other reason is considered unexcused. All absences not verified by parental or
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administrative authorization will remain unexcused. For absences greater than one (1) day in length, the
school should be notified each day of the absence.

**It is important to remember that even though a student may have an excused absence from school; this
does not excuse them from their course work. The clock on Edgenuity continues to count the student’s
progress regardless of excused absences. The student can log on and work on their course work at home while
home sick, but it is not mandatory. If this is not possible due to being too ill, the student must make up the
course work by attending After School Tutoring and Saturday School.

Leaving School Early
We do not allow students to be signed out early, or to leave school early, except in the case of an emergency.
If there is an emergency, only an authorized adult on the student’s check out list can sign the student out.

If a student requests to leave school early because he or she is not feeling well, the following steps will be
followed: 1) Student will be sent to the Director or the delegated authority 2.) Student will be sent to see our
school district nurse; 3) If the nurse deems the student ill enough to go home, the student may be signed out
by an authorized adult to go home for the day. If the nurse does not deem the student ill enough to go home
for the day, the student will not be permitted to leave school early. Due to this policy, it is strongly advised
that students not feeling well stay home for the day. (Per our attendance policy, please report this absence
to our school secretary at 928-283-1070.) If a student circumvents this process by calling their parents on their
cell phone, either in the school building or outside of the school building to come pick them up from school so
they can leave early without notifying NAA staff, the student will be in violation of the Electronic Device Policy
(page 18).

CLOSED CAMPUS:
NAA is a closed campus when school session starts, including lunchtime. The school day starts at 8:00 a.m. and
ends at 3:00 p.m.
   1. Student(s) who must leave the school for medical reasons or special circumstances must get
       permission from the building administrator and/or designee.
   2. NAA students will only be checked out by approved persons as recorded on the Demographic Checkout
       Listing. Photo I.D. will be required for all student check-outs.
   3. For our students’ safety, no self-check-outs for the purposes of lunch or other meals.
   4. Parents are encouraged to support the full day attendance of their child/children at NAA. (i.e. no
       student checkouts at lunch).
   5. Students are required to have lunch provided by the school cafeteria. Students are allowed to have
       lunch brought to them from a visitor only after they have picked up a tray from the cafeteria. Students
       are not permitted to sit in a vehicle and eat their lunch in the NAA parking lot during lunch period.
   6. All visitors must sign in at front office. Visitors are not allowed beyond the front office and are not
       allowed to enter the classrooms without permission.

Food & Beverages
Food and beverages are allowed, but this privilege may be revoked for individuals, or for an entire class, at any
time. Food can only be eaten in either of these two areas: outside at the picnic tables in front of NAA or in the
cafeteria; food can only be eaten during break times. Food cannot be eaten at computers or at any time other
than break times. Water can be consumed at any time during the day but needs to have screw top lids, and be

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left on the floor with the screw top securely fashioned. Water bottles cannot be near any computers. It is
acceptable to have food on your break, but we require that you bring it with you when you arrive at school.
NAA provides edible breakfast and lunch for all students. Using the phone to request for food is NOT
ALLOWED, specifically during school hours. Energy drinks are not allowed on school campus. NAA staff is
permitted to ask students to open their bottles to review the contents.

Breaks
Breaks may be given. This is determined by the student’s progress in Edgenuity and the teacher. If the student
is behind in their course work as seen by red bars on their progress, they will not have a break unless the
teacher allows one. Students are allowed to take their break in the cafeteria. Students may NOT walk to the
parking lot and sit inside any vehicles, or be at the side or back of the building, or the front office, or walk
anywhere else off campus during breaks. Students may not drive anywhere – whether on their own or getting
in a vehicle – during breaks, or at any time during the school day. NAA staff will randomly patrol during breaks
to ensure students are following this break policy. Students returning from break late will attain a warning by
NAA staff. At the end of the break time, students need to be seated at their computers and working.

On-Task
Students must remain on-track or ahead in Edgenuity courses. Students are expected to be on-task except
during given break times. On-task behavior is observed as students being actively engaged in their Edgenuity
lessons by writing down notes, listening to video lessons, and keeping other internet tabs closed that don’t
pertain to their lesson. Students observed being off-task (surfing the internet, on their cell phones, playing
internet games, goofing off, excessive talking, excessive water/bathroom breaks, talking on their cell phones in
the restroom, sleeping, wandering the room etc.) will be asked to get back on task. Students who continue to
be off-task will attain a Level I Infraction (page 16).

Nizhoni Accelerated Academy “Student of the Month” Program
Each month a “Student of the Month” will be selected by the NAA staff based on the following criteria:
      1. On-task with course work
      2. No failed classes that semester
      3. No infractions
      4. Perfect or excellent attendance (cannot be on an attendance contract)
      5. Cooperative, pleasant, positive attitude and behavior

Students receiving student of the month award will be given special recognition during morning
announcements. Additionally, the student’s name will be placed on our wall in the front office for all to see.

Graduation Ceremonies
Nizhoni Accelerated Academy and Tuba City High School take pride in their students’ achievements and are
celebrated together. For the 2019-2020 school year, this event will take place at 10:00 A.M. on May 22, 2020.
Students earning all credits for graduation before May can receive their High School Diploma early and can
participate in our May graduation ceremony. Families and friends are encouraged to attend. The event will
take place at Tuba City High School Warrior Pavilion.
** NAA staff will select a Top Student to address families and visitors at the commencement exercise
(graduation) as a representative of her/his peers.

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Top Student Criteria:
      Must have attended NAA for two (2) quarters or more.
      Demonstrates outstanding academic performance.
      Displays leadership within NAA school.
      Displays positive and determined behavior.
      Received no infractions while attending NAA.

Graduating Early
NAA students have the opportunity to graduate early under the following conditions.
Students wanting to graduate early:

          Must have all graduation requirements met in order to obtain high school diploma from NAA.
          Must complete the current quarter for seat time.
          Must complete Exit counseling with Counselor and Teachers (i.e. EXIT Checklist, student portfolio)
          Must be approved by TCUSD Board.

All Graduation Requirements Met
Students who have met all graduation requirements will not be permitted to stay enrolled at NAA. NAA staff
will not allow any student to walk during commencement exercises without meeting graduation requirements.

Transportation
If a student has no transportation, they may ride the bus, only if they are in good behavioral standing with
NAA and have not been suspended from bus privileges. Riding the bus is a privilege, not a right or guarantee.
Bus privileges can be suspended after the first bus violation (Transportation Director has the authority to deny
bus privileges). Bus arrival and departure times are 7:30 A.M. and 2:30 P.M. Students must immediately walk
to NAA from the bus when dropped off and enter the building. Students cannot loiter on TCHS or TCJHS
campus during this transition time between walking to and from the bus and NAA. Bus riders must board
the bus at NAA and cannot walk to TCJHS or TCHS to board the bus without permission.

PRIVATELY OWNED VEHICLE
Students are able to bring their own vehicle to school if proper documentation is provided. Proper
documentation includes an official State Driver’s License and updated Proof of Insurance. If student does not
provide proper documentation and brings his/her vehicle onto campus, the student will receive a Level I
Infraction (page 16).

Cooperation with Tuba City High School
NAA students are given the opportunity to enroll in one class per semester through Tuba City High School.
Tuba City High School offers Vocational, Fine Arts, Electives, and Advanced coursework to NAA students.
Students transferring from Tuba City High School will be able to maintain enrollment in one TCHS class only if
they are in good standing at the time of the transfer. The student, parent, TCHS teacher, TCHS Principal, and
NAA Principal, will reach a verbal agreement outlining student expectations. Students who are absent 5 or
more days per quarter in their TCHS class will be dropped from that class. Students who will be graduating
within the current semester will not be permitted to enroll in any Tuba City High School course. Also, student
and parents will be responsible for transportation to and from both schools.

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Athletics at Tuba City High School
NAA students may participate in athletics at TCHS only if they are in good academic standing and are not on an
academic, behavior, or attendance contract. If a student is participating in TCHS athletics throughout the year
and is placed on an academic, behavior, or attendance contract, that student will be suspended from TCHS
athletics until their situation improves and they are released from their contract. School attendance is
required to participate in any games or practices of that same day. (Please refer to TCHS Student Athlete
Handbook)

Tips for Success at NAA
NAA offers a non-traditional learning format that may not be appropriate for all students. To ensure success at
our school, students must operate differently than they would in a traditional high school. Again, students
must be independent learners able to function at the high school level.

The following are a few tips for success:
         Stay on task and work on your course. Remember, each course requires about 120 hours of work.
         Keep socialization (interactions with other students) to a minimum
         Perfect or nearly perfect attendance
         Read the lesson and take notes before attempting to do the submission
         Ensure you are “on task” and working hard for the full session each day
         Avoid procrastination; stay on top of your 9-10 week plan; don’t get behind. Make sure you are on-
           track with courses
         Work on your course outside of school, if possible
         Keep a positive attitude
         Stay organized with your assignments, papers, and notes
         Utilize resources and supports available to you; ask for resources when they are not available
         Seek assistance and support from NAA staff as needed
         Remember why you are here! More work completed today, the less there will be tomorrow!
         Have fun! Find joy in learning new things, even if they are not as exciting as you would like.

Personal Laptop Computers
NAA students are not allowed to bring their personal laptop computers to school for use, due to security
purposes.

Computers
Students sign a District Use of Technology Form as part of the enrollment process. This contract specifies the
appropriate use of the internet and technology at our school. In addition, students are reminded not to
change settings, disable keyboards, download music and pull out wires or otherwise upset the operation of
our computers. Furthermore, students may not use instant messaging programs, other than Edgenuity
instant messaging, during class. Finally, visiting Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter or any other unauthorized
website is strictly prohibited. Violation of these policies could result in loss of computer use at school, which
would necessitate disenrollment.

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Students must comply with staff requests to open tabs and history when requested to ensure proper use of
computer and school electronics. District technology agreement policy will be enforced.

**All technology use forms must be signed and submitted before use of school computers/technology.

Final Exams/Tests
Final exams must be taken at school and proctored by a NAA staff member. This policy is not negotiable, and
no exceptions will be made under any circumstances. This includes unit tests, topic tests and cumulative tests.

Students will be asked to move to a “testing computer” where Teacher of Record or Counselor can observe
the student taking the midterm and final exams. Students may not have any submissions open while testing.
Students may not change the background of the computer while testing. Students may not get help from
another student while testing. Students must complete the unit test, topic test, and cumulative exam within
the school day (not started one day and completed another day). Students may not reset (fix or “do over”) the
cumulative exam. Students must use notes; handwritten or eNotes, or hardcopy materials (provided by NAA)
during cumulative exams. Failure to follow these procedures may result in disciplinary action. Students are
strongly encouraged to study for cumulative exams, as those grades are weighted heavily into the overall
course grade. Passing the cumulative exam proves that you learned what you needed for that course and you
are ready for the next course, college, and the world.

Lesson Resets and Test/Quiz Reviews
Students are allowed one (1) reset on a lesson quiz with no more than 3 quiz resets per course. Students must
ask for their lesson to be reset. NAA staff will review your notes with you to make sure you know the objective
being tested before resetting.
**Students are allowed to review any test/quiz/exam at their own request. Credit recovery pre-tests are not
eligible for checks.
**Edgenuity Unit Lessons will be reset after two (2) failed attempts on a Topic test or Unit test.

Students are discouraged of guessing on quizzes or tests by having one of two requirements met before
teacher checks, tutoring and other manners of support.
1) Students should have a 60% or higher before checking quizzes or exams.
2) Students should have an active time of at least 10 minutes in total on the quiz.
3) Students should have an active time of at least 20 minutes in total on a unit/topic test.

4) Students should have an active time of at least 30 minutes in total on a cumulative exam.
…and student must be present, must have written notes completed, and must have their notes log sheet
signed for checks and unlocks.

                                            Quiz             Unit Test      Cumulative Exam
                  Check Answers             Yes                 Yes               Yes
                  Times                      1x                 2x                2x
                  Attempts               nd
                                        2 attempt            st
                                                            1 attempt          st
                                                                              1 attempt

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Leaving the Building
Students are not authorized to leave the building except on lunch breaks, which they may only be in front of
the building. If there is an emergency, the student must ask permission from a NAA staff member to step
outside. If there is an emergency, the parent must notify the school before checking out the student.

Assigned seats
NAA staff will assign seats. Students are expected to be cooperative and expect assigned seating. Any student
who argues or refuses to move is subject to further disciplinary action for failure to follow the reasonable
request of a NAA staff member.

Electronic Device Policy:
Electronic devices (cell phones, i-pods, headphones, etc.) are required to be placed out of sight and are not
allowed to be utilized during instruction hours. Students are allowed to access their cell phones during
authorized breaks and at the end of the day, 3:00 pm.
NAA Staff will be authorized to confiscate the device from the student(s). Please refer to Discipline & Student
Accountability System regarding consequences. This policy is in accordance with the Tuba City Unified School
District policy and the Arizona School Board Association policy. Please note: No “parts” (i.e., batteries, SIM cards,
memory cards, cases, etc.) of the cell phone or electronic device will be released to student in its entirety. In other
words, the entire phone and all its parts will be confiscated; students will not be permitted to take parts of the phone
and keep them.

PARENTS: Please note: If it is vital that your student has access to his/her cell phone, then please review this
policy with your student; please stress the importance of your student following the school and district
guidelines to avoid confiscation. In case of an emergency, please call (928) 283-1070 to contact your child
during school hours.

Cheating & Plagiarizing
Plagiarism is defined as the practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own.
This is most commonly used in writing assignments when there have been no significant changes to the
resource material either by not rewording or changing elements such as tone or voice. This includes but not
limited to copying and pasting passages in a students’ work without citing the original author or group. Papers
done by students must be in their own voice and their own words.

Cheating for the purposes of NAA means using websites that directly give answers to students such as Quizlet
but is not only limited to specified website. Students can use the internet to look up definitions, thesaurus,
research, data, chart, tables and tutoring such as Khan Academy (or similar). Because the nature and intention
of websites is up to interpretation, staff may have to make a judgment on whether a specific website was
visited for the purposes of circumventing appropriate education.

Tobacco Possession/Use
According to State Statute: Tobacco products are prohibited on school grounds, inside school buildings, in
school parking lots or playing fields, in school buses or vehicles, and at off-campus school-sponsored events.
For purposes of this subsection, “school” means any public, charter or private school where children attend
classes in kindergarten programs or grades one through twelve.

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Students are not to use tobacco, or be in possession of tobacco, at any time during the school day or
anywhere on campus. This includes break time and 15 minutes before or after school. It does not matter if a
student is over 18 and is “legally” allowed to purchase tobacco. Arizona law prohibits the possession and use
of tobacco products on public school campuses. Tobacco possession and/or use are a level II infraction. If a
student is in possession of tobacco anywhere on campus, or at any time during the school day, consequences
will occur. Additionally, if a student is reported to have been seen smoking during the school day or 15
minutes before/after school – anywhere – consequences will occur. Please note that NAA staff will randomly
patrol to ensure students are not smoking before/after school, or during break.

Damage & Destruction of School Property
The NAA staff has put in a lot of time, money and effort to improve and maintain the appearance and utility of
our school, its facilities, and the instructional materials. Students will be held personally liable for any
destruction of school property. Students will be held financially responsible for the cost of any item they
damage and/or destroy. Additionally, minor damage and/or destruction is a Level II Infraction. Major damage
and/or destruction is a Level III Infraction, which will most likely result in disenrollment.

Other TCUSD campus
NAA students are not authorized or allowed to be anywhere on the Tuba City High School, Tuba City Junior High School,
or Tuba City Elementary School campuses except for the following reasons: 1) Walking to and from the North Parking Lot
and NAA. 2) Walking to and from the bus (only applies to bus riders). 3) Attending their TCHS class; 4) Attending a
sporting event; and 5) Attending an evening fine arts performance (play, concert, assembly etc.). Any exceptions to this
policy need to be approved ahead of time by the NAA and TCHS Principals. If you do not have approval from both TCHS
and NAA principals to be on the TCHS campus, you will be considered trespassing. Refer to Level II Infraction on
Discipline & Student Accountability System guide.

Dress Code
The NAA staff recognizes that each student’s mode of dress and grooming is a manifestation of personal style
and individual preference. The NAA staff will not interfere with the right of students and their
parents/guardians to make decisions regarding their appearance, except when their choices affect the
educational program of the schools, or the health and safety of others.

The NAA staff will enforce school regulations prohibiting student dress or grooming practices that:

        1. Present a hazard to the health or safety of the student or to others in the school.
        2. Materially interfere with schoolwork, create disorder, or disrupt the educational program.
        3. Cause excessive wear or damage to school property.
        4. Prevent students from achieving their educational objectives.
        5. Represent membership in a gang.
        6. Display obscene language, symbols; or alcohol.

NAA will enforce the adopted dress code that will include the following specific items, but is not limited to
these items. These items are here for examples, but NAA reserves the right to deny any item of dress that is
distracting to the teaching and learning process or is inhibiting in any manner. If a student does not follow the
dress code, or found to be in violation of the dress code, a guardian will be called and will be expected to bring
appropriate clothing to school for their child.
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The Director shall make final decisions regarding the appropriateness of student dress. The student will not be
allowed back in class until a guardian brings appropriate clothing. The parents/guardians have the
responsibility of making sure their child is dressed appropriately for attending school and helping to ensure a
healthy teaching/learning environment at NAA.

SHORT PANTS: Students are allowed to wear short pants, providing that they meet the following standards:
      1. Shorts will be at least mid-thigh in length and will extend to the fingertips when the student has his
          or her hands resting down flat at their sides.
      2. No swimsuits, trunks or bikinis.
      3. No spandex or bicycle shorts as outerwear.

FEMALE STUDENTS:
     1. No halter-tops, bare midriffs, tube tops, or see-through outfits are allowed. All blouses and dresses
     must have hemmed sleeves.
     2. Bras and underwear must NOT show.
     3. Dresses and tops with spaghetti straps will not be allowed.
     4. Any apparel determined to be too revealing or that draws undue attention to itself in style, fabric, or
     length, is not acceptable.
     5. Skirts and dresses may not be shorter than mid-thigh. T-shirts will be issued to cover inappropriate
     clothing.

MALE STUDENTS:
      1. Any tank top or bare midriff shirt is unacceptable.
      2. Shirts must have hemmed sleeves.
      3. No open shirts; unbuttoned with chest showing.
      4. Pants must not sag. Underwear must not show.

ALL STUDENTS:
       1. Chains are not allowed (e.g. wallet chains, etc.).
       2. Belts must not hang more than 2 inches past the waistline.
       3. Clothing which displays slogans or products, which promote tobacco, firearms, alcohol, drugs or sex
       is not allowed.
       4. Clothing with a message that is likely to be substantially disruptive to school operations will not be
       allowed.
       5. Clothing which depicts hate, obscenity or any illegal activity will not be allowed.
       6. Any clothing that is commonly associated with gang activity or identification, as determined by
       school officials, will not be allowed.
       7. Jewelry shall not be worn if it presents a safety hazard to self and/or others.
       8. No sunglasses during class.
       9. No hoods, bandanas, beanies, and baseball caps in the building.
       10. Inappropriate exposure of hickeys are not allowed; will be asked to cover up if necessary.

Exceptions for special activities or health considerations may be pre-approved by the administration.

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Prohibited Items
Any item(s) that might be used as a weapon or is “potentially dangerous and/or disruptive to the educational
process” are all subject to confiscation and disciplinary action. Confiscated items may or may not be returned.
Certain items will only be returned to a parent or guardian. The following items are all examples of prohibited
items: Guns, Knives, Fire Extinguishers, and Explosives of any kind, Lighters, Water guns, and Laser pointers.
Any item that disrupts the learning environment is prohibited. Students in possession of a prohibited item will
receive a Level IV Infraction (Disenrollment). Possession of certain items on a school campus are illegal and will
result in the school security and/or the local law enforcement agency being contacted

Drug Free School Policy
The following policy is established and implemented to ensure that every student at NAA understands the
importance with which NAA staff and students value the character traits of responsibility and citizenship. It is
also the mission of NAA and a requirement of the charter to provide a safe, disciplined, and drug-free
environment that reinforces work conditions and expectations in the real world of work.
It is our intention to impress upon every student, parent, and the Tuba City community that NAA is seriously
dedicated to establishing an environment in which students take responsibility for their actions and adhere
openly to the ideal that our school is and shall remain a “Drug Free Zone.” Students must refrain from bringing
drugs to school, from attending school while under the influence, from encouraging the use of drugs, and from
talking about drugs while at NAA. Any use of prescription medication shall be in accordance with District Policy
JLCD-R.

Consequences of Illegal Substances
The non-medical use, possession, or sale of drugs on school property, or at school events, is prohibited.
Students in violation may be subject to warning, reprimand, probation, suspension, or expulsion, in addition to
other civil and criminal prosecution as defined in the Tuba City Unified School District Board Policy Manual and
the NAA Student Handbook. NAA PROHIBITS ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES ON OUR CAMPUS. Referral to TCUSD
Security/Tuba City local law enforcement will be made.

Behavioral Standards
NAA students are expected to adhere to all behavioral standards outlined in this student handbook. These
behavioral standards must be followed while at any of the following locations: NAA, Tuba City Elementary
School, Tuba City Junior High School, Tuba City High School, and any other locations that are part of the Tuba
City Unified School District. Additionally, these behavioral standards must be followed while participating in
any activity including field trips and career/job trainings. Furthermore, NAA students will not engage in any
unlawful activity or behavior. Students will be respectful to NAA staff, students, and visitors. Students will not
use language that would be considered a “put-down.” Students will not use racial, religious, or ethnic slurs, or
sexist or obscene language. Students will not use obscene gestures. Students will not participate in noisy or
boisterous activities (including yelling, screaming, playing music, or otherwise communicating in a manner
which creates noise of sufficient volume to interfere with the hearing or peace of others or in the surrounding
community). Students are expected to wear clothes that are in good taste and to dress appropriately for
school and career/job training in the community.

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Discipline & Student Accountability System
In addition to our Tobacco Use Policy, Dress Code, Prohibited Items Policy, Honesty Policy, Drug-Free School Policy, and
Behavioral Standards, we address students who are continually disruptive to the educational process of the school or fail
to appropriately respond to behavioral guidelines based on the School Board Policy JIC – Student Conduct.

 Infraction                                                 Consequence 9th-12th
 Tardy                                                       MINIMUM       Tardies 4 & 5:
 The failure to be at school by 8:00 AM. This could                             Notify Parent
 include arriving to school late or leaving school early.                       Student Conference
 Once a student has more than three tardies (excused                            Counselor Referral
 or unexcused) in a quarter, consequences will be               ↓          Tardies 6, 7, & 8:
 assigned. After three tardies, the only allowable                              Notify Parent
 excused tardies are those that have supporting                                 Student Conference
 documentation. See page 12.                                                    Counselor Referral
                                                                                Attendance Contract
                                                             MAXIMUM       Tardies 9 or greater:
                                                                                Notify Parent
                                                                                Student Conference
                                                                                No Credit Status
 Unauthorized Absence/Truancy/Leaving Campus                 MINIMUM       Absences 2
 without Authorization                                                          Warning by NAA staff
 An unexcused absence for at least one class period                             Student Conference
 during the school day or when a student is absent                              Notify Parent
 from school during the hours school is in session,                             Attendance Contract
 unless excused pursuant to A.R.S. § 15-802. Also
 known as ditching or skipping class/school. NAA is a           ↓          Absences 4
 closed campus, which means that student must                                  1 day OSS
 remain on the school campus, attend all assigned                              Student Conference
 classes and break periods unless otherwise                                    Notify Parent
 authorized by school administration. See page 12.                             Attendance Contract

                                                             MAXIMUM       Absences 5 or greater
                                                                               3-5 days OSS
                                                                               Student Conference
                                                                               Notify Parent
                                                                               Attendance Contract
                                                                               Disenrollment

 Electronic Devices                                          MINIMUM              2 Re-directions
 Includes cell phones, hand-held devices, media
 players, or other electronic items. These items must
 be in the off position and not be displayed for use            ↓                 Confiscation
 during the school day from 8:00 AM-11:30 AM and                                  Student Pick-Up
 12:00 PM-5:00 PM, unless otherwise directed by a                                 1 day OSS
 staff member for instructional purposes or for use as       MAXIMUM              Confiscation
 an educational resource. Electronic Devices may not                              Parent Pick-Up
 interfere with the learning, safety or well-being of                             Up to 3 days OSS
 others. The District is not responsible for the loss,                            Behavior Contract
 damage and/or theft of any of these devices. See                                 Loss of Privilege
 page 18.
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Infraction                                                Consequence 9th-12th
 Technology Misuse/Technology/Computer                      MINIMUM           Warning by NAA staff
 Tampering                                                                    Student Conference
 The failure to use hardware, software, electronic
 devices, web pages and networks for the intended
 educational use or in a manner that causes disruption          ↓             1 to 3 days OSS
 on campus, including proxy use. Computer Tampering                           Restitution
 includes, altering, damaging, deleting, or destroying a
 computer, computer hardware or software;
 introducing a computer contaminant into any                MAXIMUM           Loss of Technology
 computer, or network; causing the disruption of a                             Privileges
 computer or network. See Internet Acceptable Use                             5 days OSS
 Policy.                                                                      Disenrollment
                                                                              Restitution
 Cheating or Plagiarism                                     MINIMUM           Re-do assignment
 Includes the act of intentionally using information or                       1 day OSS
 property of another, or knowingly sharing academic                           Student Conference
 information to gain an unfair advantage. To steal and
 pass off the ideas or words of another as one’s own.           ↓             3 days OSS
 This includes the unauthorized use of electronic                             Re-do assignment
 devices. See page 18.                                                        Academic Contract

                                                            MAXIMUM           5 days OSS
                                                                              No Credit Status

 Level l                                                    MINIMUM           Warning by NAA staff
 - Returning from breaks late,                                                1 to 3 days OSS
 - In unauthorized area (e.g., side/back of building,
 inside a vehicle),
                                                                ↓             3 days OSS
 - Being off-task during class (Sleeping, excessive
 talking, wandering the room, etc.),                                          Behavior Contract
 - Classroom disruptions,                                                     Conference with
 - Refusal to follow reasonable request from NAA staff                         Director
 - Driving and/or parking in unauthorized area,
                                                            MAXIMUM           5 days OSS
 - Inappropriate display of affection and/or physical                         Revocation of Driving
 contact,                                                                      Privileges
 - Excessive Sleeping,                                                        Disenrollment
 - Dress Code violation
 - Vehicle Violation

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Infraction                                              Consequence 9th-12th
 Level II                                                 MINIMUM           3 days OSS
 - Using profane, vulgar or offensive language towards                      Conference with Director
 staff members or students,                                                 Confiscation
 - Offensive language, comments, or jokes, with                             Restitution
 reference to race, religion or gender,
 -*Inappropriate sexual comments, jokes, touching, or
 advances,                                                    ↓             5 days OSS
 - *Vandalism on school property,                                           Behavior Contract
 - Disrespect towards staff members or students,                            Confiscation
 - Defiance of authority,                                                   Restitution
 - Possession of minor prohibited item (energy drinks)
 - Outside building without permission,
 - Forgery/Falsification,
 - Failure to follow the reasonable requests of NAA       MAXIMUM           10 days OSS
 staff,                                                                     Confiscation
 - Horseplay/Roughhousing/Recklessness,                                     Restitution
 - Gambling                                                                 Disenrollment
 - Creating an unsafe environment,
 - Trespassing/Loitering on any district property
 Level III                                                MINIMUM           5 days OSS
 - *Threat, Intimidation, or aggressive behavior or                         Behavior Contract
 physical conduct,
 - *Fire Alarm misuse,
 - *Bullying, Cyber Bullying, Harassment
 - *Combustibles (use/possession/distribution/sale)
 - *Dangerous Instruments
 (use/possession/distribution/sale),
 - *Assaults
 - *Gang activity/Negative Group Affiliation,                 ↓             10 days OSS
 - *Endangerment,
 - *Extortion,
 - *Fighting (with weapon/without weapon),
 - *Hate/Bias Related Incidents,
 - *Displaying/exhibiting pornography or inappropriate
 content,
 - *Instigation,
 - *Physical aggression,                                  MAXIMUM           Disenrollment
 - *Theft/Robbery,
 -*Tobacco Use/Possession/Distribution/Sale
 (cigarettes, cigars, electronic cigarettes, smokeless
 tobacco)
 - *Verbal Abuse/Profanity/Obscenity

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Infraction                                           Consequence 9th-12th
 Level IV: ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY ENFORCED               MINIMUM              10 days OSS
 -*Destruction or Damage of school property,                                 Restitution
 - *Alcohol (use/possession/distribution/sale),
 - *Drug and drug paraphernalia
 (use/possession/distribution/sale),
 - *Firearm (use/possession/distribution/sale),             ↓                Disenrollment
 - *Hazing (School Board Policy JICFA),                                      Restitution
 - *Bomb Threat to school property,
 - *Threat with Chemical or Biological agents,
 - *Weapons (use/possession/distribution/sale),
 - *Dangerous Instruments (use                          MAXIMUM              Expulsion
 possession/distribution/sale),                                              Restitution
 - *Verbal Abuse towards staff and students,
 - *Arson,
 - *Sexual Harassment to staff or student

Note:

       Parent notification should take place for infractions receiving consequences.
       Administration may exercise discretion when determining consequences between minimum and
        maximum depending on severity of the infraction.
       If the infraction occurs on the bus, a suspension or termination of bus-riding privileges may be assigned
        in lieu of, or in addition to the consequence outlined in the matrix for that infraction.
       An administrator may choose any or all of the consequences for any infraction.
       The principal is the highest level of appeal for a suspension of 10 days or less.
       An asterisk (*) indicates that a police report and/or CPS report may be filed.
       The Disciplinary team reserves the right to consider extenuating circumstances prior to issuing
        disciplinary action and reserves the right to determine a more fitting consequence.

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ARIZONA STATE TRUANCY LAW
A.R.S. SS15-802 requires that a person having custody of a child between six (6) and sixteen (16) years of age
must send the child to school full time when school is in session, unless statutorily excused. Failure to ensure
that a child attend school is a criminal offense and subjected to a fine of up to $500.00 plus surcharges and a
possible jail sentence of up to 30 days.
A.R.S. SS13-3613 also require parents to not commit any act which causes, encourages or contributes to a
child’s dependency. A dependent child is one who, among other acts, refuses to attend school. Contributing
to the dependency of a Minor is a criminal offence which carries a fine of up to $2,500.00 and a possible jail
sentence of up to six (6) months in jail.
Pursuant to school policy, he school will notify the parent(s)/guardian(s) upon determining that the minor
child is absent from school without permission. The parent(s)/guardian(s) must contact the school within 24
hours of the notice regarding the unexcused absence and inform the appropriate school personnel the reason
for the absence. The school’s attendance department must determine if the excuse is valid and acceptable.
The Attendance department may require further documentation to substantiate the reason for the absence.
The student and parent(s)/guardian(s) must understand that school attendance is not a matter of choice, but a
legal requirement.

NAVAJO NATION TRUANCY LAW
(Title 10 Subsection SS502 Compulsory School Attendance - Generally SS 118)

      Education is Navajo schools shall be compulsory as to children between the ages of 5 and 18 years as
       prescribed and defined in 10 NNC SS118 of the Navajo Nation Education Policies.
(Title 10 Subsection SS503 Application of State Laws and Navajo Nation Laws SS118)

      The Navajo Nation Council consents to the application of state compulsory school attendance laws to
       the Indians of the Navajo Nation and their enforcement on Indian Lands of the Navajo Nation wherever
       an established public school district lies or extends within the Navajo Nation. In addition, 10 NNC
       SS118 of the Navajo Education Policies regarding compulsory attendance shall apply to all Navajo
       minors between the ages of 5 and 18 to all person having care and custody of such minor who are
       within the civil or criminal jurisdiction of the Navajo Nation.

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JICFA-EB ©

 EXHIBIT                                       HAZING

 There shall be no hazing, solicitation to engage in hazing, or aiding and abetting another who is
 engaged in hazing of any person enrolled, accepted for or promoted to enrollment, or intending
 to enroll or be promoted to schools within twelve (12) calendar months. For purposes of this policy
 a person as specified above shall be considered a "student" until graduation, transfer, promotion
 or withdrawal from the school.

 Definitions

 "Hazing" means any intentional, knowing or reckless act committed by a student, whether
 individually or in concert with other persons, against another student and in which both of the
 following apply:

 ● The act was committed in connection with an initiation into, an affiliation with or the
 maintenance of membership in any organization that is affiliated with an educational institution.

 ● The act contributes to a substantial risk of potential physical injury, mental harm or degradation,
 or causes physical injury, mental harm or personal degradation.

 "Organization" means an athletic team, association, order, society, corps, cooperative, club, or
 similar group that is affiliated with an educational institution and whose membership consists
 primarily of students enrolled at that educational institution.

 Directions

 It is no defense to a violation of this policy if the victim consented or acquiesced to hazing.

 In accord with statute, violations of this policy do not include either of the following:

 ● Customary athletic events, contests or competitions that are sponsored by an educational
 institution.

 ● Any activity or conduct that furthers the goals of a legitimate educational curriculum, a
 legitimate extracurricular program or a legitimate military training program.

 All students, teachers and staff shall take reasonable measures within the scope of their individual
 authority to prevent violations of this policy.

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