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STUDENT HANDBOOK

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September 2016                 __ September 2016 __                                           20 .............................Presidents Day,
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WESTWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
 945 W. Rio Salado Parkway • Mesa, AZ 85201-3902
               Phone: (480) 472-4400 • Fax: (480) 472-4509
                        Hours of Operation: 7:30am – 4:00pm

                                Westwood High School
                              MISSION STATEMENT
         The mission of Westwood High School Community is to develop the knowledge,
        skills and attitudes necessary to prepare all students to become lifelong learners
                          and productive members of our diverse society.

                         Students will:
                         Orally communicate information effectively.
                         Apply learning strategies and technology competently.
                         Think critically and creatively.
                         Integrate an effective method for problem solving.
                         Use writing skills effectively in all content areas.
                         Recognize their individual strengths and develop to their fullest potential.
                         Understand the importance of personal responsibility and demonstrate
                         responsible behavior.
                         Demonstrate respect for selves and others.
                         Understand and demonstrate civic responsibility.
                         Demonstrate global awareness and cross-cultural understanding.

                                               Principal
                                           Shawn Lynch
   Assistant Principal                    Assistant Principal		                  Assistant Principal
    Kari Ramirez                              DJ Spetz		                         Reggie Castro
                      Assistant Principal                    Assistant Principal
                     Shoshana Cleary                          Richard Long

          FIGHT SONG                                    “OUR WESTWOOD HIGH”
           Go, Westwood, go!                                            ALMA MATER
          We’re going to fight;
          We’re fighting right;                                Westwood, our Westwood High
           And right we’ll play.                           With glorious colors orange and blue.
           Go, Westwood, go!                                   Westwood, our Westwood High,
             Our spirits high;                            Will guide our footsteps safely through.
           We’re going to try;                            These radiant years of faith and youth,
            We’re on our way.                              Are full of hope for peace and truth.
           Go, Westwood, go!                             We’ll give our hearts, and hands, and mind,
The blue and orange shining ever through                        A brighter future help us find.
            Onward we’ll roll,                                     Westwood, O Westwood,
   O mighty, Westwood Warriors, Go!                        We’ll trust in thee, O Westwood High

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DOUBLE ASSEMBLY SCHEDULE
                                              NO HOMEROOM • NO ANNOUNCEMENTS
                      A hour......................................................................................................................................... 6:45 - 7:54
                      1st Assembly.................8:00 - 8:54 1st Period.................................................8:00 - 8:54
                      1st Period...............................9:00 - 9:54 2nd Assembly...............................9:01 - 9:54
                      2nd Period.............................................................................................................................10:02 - 10:47
                      3rd Period..............................................................................................................................10:53 - 11:40
                          A Lunch.................................................................................................................11:40 - 12:20
                          4A Period.............................................................................................................11:46 - 12:33
                          B Lunch....................................................................................................................12:33 - 1:13
                          4B Period................................................................................................................12:26 - 1:13
                      5th Period................................................................................................................................... 1:19 - 2:06
                      6th Period................................................................................................................................... 2:12 - 3:00

    TRIPLE ASSEMBLY                                                                                        LATE START DATES
 NO HOMEROOM • NO ANNOUNCEMENTS
                                                                                                                          September 14, 2016
     A hour.....................................6:45 - 7:54
                            1st Assembly                                                                                    November 2, 2016
                    Rooms: 200, 300, 400
   Assembly................................... 8:00 - 8:50                                                                  February 15, 2017
   1st Period.......................................... 8:58 - 10:46
                                                                                                                                 April 5, 2017
                            2nd Assembly
   Rooms: 100, 500, 600, 800, 50, Seminary
   1A............................................................8:00 - 8:50            A–LUNCH SCHEDULE                                          B–LUNCH SCHEDULE
   1st Period.............................................8:58 - 9:48
                                                                                                   NO A-HOUR                                               NO A-HOUR
   1B......................................................... 9:56 - 10:46
                            3rd Assembly                                               1 Period ..................10:00 – 10:38
                                                                                         st
                                                                                                                                                 1 Period ................. 10:00 – 10:38
                                                                                                                                                   st

Rooms: PE, Science, Portables, AG, Auto, Welding                                       2nd Period ..................10:44 – 11:22                2nd Period ..................10:44 – 11:22
   1st Period...........................................8:00 - 9:48                    3rd Period ..................11:28 – 12:06                3rd Period ................. 11:28 – 12:06
   Assembly.......................................... 9:56 - 10:46
                                                                                        Lunch .......................12:06 – 12:46               4th Period ................. 12:12 – 12:52
   2nd Period.......................................10:52 - 11:26
   3rd Period........................................ 11:32 - 12:08                    4th Period ..................12:52 – 1:32                   Lunch .......................12:52 – 1:32
         A Lunch........................ 12:08 - 12:48                                 5th Period ................... 1:38 – 2:16                5th Period ................... 1:38 – 2:16
         4A Period.....................12:14 - 12:54                                   6th Period ................... 2:22 – 3:00                6th Period ................... 2:22 – 3:00
         B Lunch...........................12:54 - 1:34
         4B Period.......................12:54 - 1:34                                                         EVIT SCHEDULE NEVER CHANGES.
   5th Period............................................. 1:40 - 2:16                                           STUDENTS MUST BE AT THE
   6th Period.............................................2:22 - 3:00                                       BUS STOP BY 7:40 A.M. OR 11:40 A.M.

  QUARTER TESTING DAYS                                                                                   SEMESTER TESTING DAYS
        October 7, 2016 & March 10, 2017                                                                        December 19, 2016 & May 24, 2017
     A hour..........................................................6:45 - 7:55                              A hour.......................................................... 7:15 - 8:05
     1st Period....................................................8:00 - 8:38                                1st Period....................................................8:15 - 9:30
     2nd Period...................................................8:44 - 9:21                                 2nd Period................................................9:40 - 10:55
     3rd Period................................................. 9:27 - 10:05                                 3rd Period...............................................11:05 - 12:20
     4th Period...............................................10:11 - 10:49
     5th Period...............................................10:55 - 11:33                                    December 20, 2016 & May 25, 2017
     6th Period...............................................11:39 - 12:17                                   A hour.......................................................... 7:15 - 8:05
     Lunch......................................................... 12:17 - 1:00                              4th Period....................................................8:15 - 9:30
             BUSES WILL DEPART WESTWOOD AT
                                                                                                              5th Period.................................................9:40 - 10:55
             12:45 P.M. EVIT BUS SCHEDULE WILL                                                                6th Period...............................................11:05 - 12:20
            REMAIN THE SAME WITH NO BUS HOME

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Westwood High School
      INFORMATION & GUIDELINES
ACTIVITY / I.D. CARDS                                                  However, they must still attend class pending an attendance
All students are required to carry their current I.D.                  appeal. If the student loses credit due to absences, they must
card while on campus and at all school activities. The                 continue to attend class. The teacher may assign a grade of
replacement cost is $4.00. Activity cards may be purchased             “F” at the end of the semester if the student is failing.
for $25.00. This card serves as an I.D. card and it allows you         Note:
to attend Westwood activities and regular season athletic              • Parents/guardians have one day to excuse an
events without charge or at a reduced rate. * Sports Family                absence. After that time, it will remain unexcused.
Passes are available in the bookstore.                                 • Students who need to leave campus during the school
Students are required to show their I.D. card according to the             day MUST check out in the Attendance office before
following guidelines                                                       leaving. This includes attendance at assemblies.
• upon request by any staff member.                                    • Only Parents/Guardians can check out a student in person
• upon entering the library and for checking out books.                    or notify the Attendance office that they are giving
• at a teacher request to receive a pass out of class.                     permission for someone else to check out the student.
• at all school activities including (but not limited to) dances       ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
    and athletic events.                                               AVID – Designed to prepare under-served students for
• to enter AIMS testing area.                                             college eligibility.
• To purchase lunch in the cafeteria.                                  Advanced Placement – Courses that prepare students
• Seniors must show I.D. to leave campus during lunch.                    to take the National Advanced Placement examination.
Students who do not carry their I.D. cards are subject to                 Students may be granted AP status and or college credit
disciplinary action.                                                      based on their performance on their tests.
ATHLETICS                                                              Concurrent Enrollment – Concurrent enrollment credits
Eligibility:                                                              from a college or university course may be granted if
• Student Athletes must have the following on file before                 prior approval has been granted. Concurrent enrollment
    being eligible:                                                       credits are earned at a college or university campus.
    -Physical Form                   -Domicile Form                    Dual Enrollment – Students who are enrolled in a dual
    -Health History Form             -AIA Concussion                      enrollment class at the high school may be granted college
    -Statement of Awareness Card -Acknowledgment                          or university credit along with the high school credit. Dual
    -Emergency Card                  -Spectator Code of Ethics            credit courses require the payment of college tuition and
    -Brain Book                      -Code of Conduct                     successful completion of a test.
• The student athlete must have passed all classes (minimum            International Baccalaureate – IB courses prepare students
    of 5, unless a 12th grader on track to graduate) at the               to take IB exams. Students can earn the IB diploma for
    end of each grading period. Student must be enrolled in               successful completion of the entire IB curriculum and
    five classes (unless a 12th grader on track to graduate).             qualifying scores on the IB exams.
• The student athlete must live within the school                      SHIELD – A program that provides intensive support to
    attendance area. If the student athlete does not, he/she              Native American students who may be in need of core
    must have an approved open enrollment form on file and                (required) classes.
    meet additional requirements set forth by the AIA (see             Sundown/Credit Recovery – On campus computer based
    athletic director).                                                   learning for credit recovery.
Fall Sports             Winter Sports         Spring Sports            BOOKSTORE
Badminton               Basketball            Baseball                 The bookstore is operated for the benefit of the students of
Cross Country           Soccer                Softball                 Westwood High School. Classroom materials, school supplies,
Football                Wrestling             Tennis                   student I.D.s, dance tickets, t-shirts, fundraising deposits,
Golf                    Cheer/Pom             Track                    lost and found, textbook accountability and parking permits
Swim/Dive		                                   Boys’ Volleyball         are all handled in the bookstore. Student I.D.s will be required
Girls’ Volleyball                                                      for all transactions! The bookstore is open from 7:00 – 3:30.
Cheer/Pom                                                              All debts must be paid before a student can participate
ATTENDANCE                                                             in extra curricular activities. This includes field trips,
There is a direct relationship between academic achievement            dances, the purchase of yearbooks, parking permits,
and school attendance. According to Arizona’s compulsory               and activity cards.
attendance laws, students must be in school until they reach           BUSES
the age of 16 or successfully complete the 10th grade. Mesa            Those students riding buses are expected to follow district
District attendance policy states students must attend at              transportation rules and regulations. The safety of you, your
least 90 percent of class sessions in a semester to receive a          friends and other students depend on your proper conduct.
passing grade or credit. A student who obtains 10 absences             Violation of bus rules may result in loss of bus riding privileges.
in any class may automatically receive a grade of NO CREDIT.
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CAFETERIA                                                            DRIVING & PARKING
The Warrior Cafe is a service provided to students. Students         Parking Regulations:
are expected to be orderly, polite and take care of equipment        • Students wishing to park on campus must purchase a
and facilities. The student I.D. must be shown for a purchase.         parking permit in the bookstore.
                                                                     • All vehicles must be registered with the school and display
CELL PHONES/ELECTRONIC DEVICES                                         a current decal on the front, lower passenger window.
Cell phones and electronic devices are allowed on campus             • Parking registration for the school year is $20.00 for 1
but are to be used for academic and educational purposes.              vehicle, and $5.00 for each additional vehicle.
If they interfere or disrupt the educational process or              • Please provide the following documents when registering
environment, they may be confiscated and then taken to                 a vehicle.
the administration office. Multiple offenses may result in             1. A valid drivers license
disciplinary action. Westwood is not responsible for loss              2. Proof of current insurance
or theft of any of these items.                                        3. Proof of current registration
CLOSED CAMPUS DURING LUNCH                                             4. A completed parking permit application
All high schools in the Mesa School district will have a             • Students applying for and receiving parking privileges are
closed lunch campus. We will follow the procedures                     responsible for knowing and complying with following
listed below as stated in the district directives.                     regulations:
• Seniors who are scheduled to graduate in the spring will             1. Students are to park their automobiles in the student
    be the only students allowed to leave campus during                    designated areas. This is the area east of the cafeteria
    lunch. Seniors must show appropriate ID at the walk-off                and the area south of the varsity baseball field. Under
    gates and at the drive-off gates. Senior status is defined             no circumstances are students to park in lots reserved
    as anyone who begins the fall semester with 15 or more                 for faculty, staff, or visitors.
    credits. No juniors, sophomores and freshman will be               2. Parking in red-curbed areas (fire lanes) or handicap-
    allowed to drive or walk off campus.                                   designated spaces is illegal. Vehicles illegally parked
• Parking for seniors will be designated at the north end of               there will be issued citations by the Mesa Police
    the student parking lot. Juniors and sophomores will park              Department.
    at the south end of the student parking lot.                       3. Tree wells, medians, sidewalks, lawn areas, outdoor
• Freshman, sophomore and junior students may leave at                     basketball courts, yellow-curbed loading zones,
    lunch only if a parent comes to school and checks them                 and gated-entries are not parking spaces. Vehicles
    out through the attendance office.                                     parking in these areas are prohibited and may result in
                                                                           disciplinary action.
DELIVERIES TO STUDENTS                                                 4. Falsely obtaining a parking sticker or falsifying
Our offices do not make flower or balloon (birthday or                     information on a parking permit will result in serious
occasion) deliveries to students.                                          disciplinary action.
                                                                     Failure to comply with parking regulations
DRESS CODE                                                           will result in:
Personal appearance and dress are the responsibility of the
                                                                     1. Sticker on vehicle
student and the student’s parent or guardian. We ask that
                                                                     2. Boot – Pay $5 in the bookstore to have boot removed.
students take pride in what they wear to school.
                                                                     3. Boot – Pay $5 in the bookstore and meet with an
Students will refrain from wearing clothing or accessories              administrator.
that communicate:                                                    4. After the 3rd boot, parking privileges will be revoked.
• A message related to tobacco, alcohol, illegal drugs               Driving Regulations:
   and other items that may not be legally purchased or              1. The on campus speed limit shall be posted at 7 mph.
   possessed by minors                                               2. The vehicle must be operated in a safe and courteous
• A message that is sexually suggestive, vulgar, obscene or             manner at all times.
   plainly offensive                                                 3. Individuals may ride in vehicles only in numbers that the
• A message expressing gang membership, affiliation or                  vehicle is designated to carry.
   support; this includes bandannas, hairnets, do-rags and           4. Individuals may ride in vehicles only in locations designated
   ICP or Hatchetman symbols                                            to safely carry human passengers.
      (See back of book for District Dress Code Policy)              5. All students must be licensed and covered by insurance.
Compliance With Standards                                               The school is not responsible for the automobile or its
Secondary students who violate the dress and grooming                   contents.
standards must correct the violation. Appropriate remedies           6. There is no loitering in the parking lot.
include:                                                             7. Students vehicles may be subject to search if there are
• Changing to appropriate clothing.                                     reasonable grounds to believe that drugs, alcohol, stolen
• Removing offending jewelry or accessory.                              property or other contraband might be present in that
• Students who refuse or are unable to correct the violation            vehicle.
    will spend the remainder of the school day in the school’s       8. Vehicles with signs reflecting the acceptability of drugs,
    alternative learning classroom. Subsequent violations will          liquor, sexual promiscuity, tobacco, or racial undertones
    be addressed in accordance with the district’s Information          will not be allowed.
    & Guidelines for Student Behavior.                               9. Failure to comply with driving/parking regulations may
• Exceptions to the application of the dress and grooming               result in loss of driving privileges and/or your vehicle
    standards may be made for the purpose of religious or               being subject to a wheel lock device.
    disability accommodation.
Adopted: May 9, 2006
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DROP OFF ZONE FOR STUDENTS                                             How do I check out a book?
Parents are requested to drop students off in the student lot          Students may check out up to 3 books at a time. The loan
near the football stadium. Students should not be dropped              period is 21 days (Books may be renewed for another 21
off on Westwood Street or in the front office parking lot.             days unless there is a hold pending on the book). You may
                                                                       not check out a book if you have overdue books or
GOOD NEIGHBOR POLICY/                                                  outstanding lost or damaged book fines. We do not charge
                                                                       overdue fines; however, lost books do have a fine based on
OFF CAMPUS JURISDICTION                                                the book price. It is important to take care of any fines
State law allows schools to become involved in appropriate
                                                                       as soon as possible. Seniors may not claim their diplomas
incidents where students are en-route to school or en-route
                                                                       until all fines are paid including lost book charges.
home. School administrators can discipline students involved
in such incidents.                                                     Students may print in black and white from any computer
Students of Westwood High School are not permitted to gather           at a cost of $.05 per page. There is a copier that can be used
or loiter in the residential area surrounding our school where         to copy or enlarge for $.10 per page. We also have a color
they constitute a nuisance to its residents. Such restrictions         laser printer that students may use. Students need to talk
are in effect on all school days from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. In        to someone at the front desk to be assigned to a computer
accordance with state laws, school rules and other reasonable          that is linked to that printer (not all are). The cost for color
expectations of acceptable student behavior are extended to            printing is $.20-$1.00 per page depending on the size of the
include student conduct while off campus during the regular            color picture. We will help you to use the printer, enlarge
school day. This includes the student’s conduct while going to         pictures, etc.
and from school, during lunch and released periods. Violations         Student use of the library is a privilege. Appropriate
in conduct by students going to and from school functions              behavior is expected. Talking is permitted as long as it is in a
could result in disciplinary action.                                   soft, low voice. Respect for classes and other students who
                                                                       have come to complete school work is very important. Cell
HALL PASSES                                                            phone use and music players are not permitted in the Media
Students are expected to be in class when the tardy bell rings.
                                                                       Center. Inappropriate behavior can result in being asked to
When a teacher grants a student permission to leave class,
                                                                       leave immediately.
the student must show their I.D. The teacher will completely
fill out a hall pass. Hall passes are not to be used for vending       PERSONAL ARTICLES
machines or to send students to the parking lot.                       Westwood High School and Mesa School District are not
                                                                       responsible for lost or stolen personal articles.
HEALTH OFFICE
The Health Office, located in the front office, provides care          SCHEDULE CHANGES
for students as well as staff. It is open from 7:30 am to              Changes will be made only for the following reasons:
3:00 pm. The nurse and health assistant are available to help          A. Student failed in the prerequisite course
with various illnesses, injuries or to dispense medication.            B. Student failed the class and it needs to be retaken
Please go to the Health Office if you:                                 C. Student has previously failed the class with that teacher
• Feel sick or are injured                                             D. Student already passed the class listed (i.e. summer school)
• Have prescription medication                                         E. Student is entering a special program MUST HAVE
• Have a health issue that the nurse should be made aware of              TEACHERS PERMISSION.
                                                                       Move Up
LASERS                                                                 “Move Up” refers to getting better every day. Westwood
Laser pointers are not permitted at Westwood High                      expects every student to “Move Up” educationally and
School and will be confiscated. It is considered a dangerous           individually. Because of this, students will be discouraged
instrument and will dealt with accordingly.                            from dropping a class. Westwood supports students staying
MEDIA CENTER                                                           in class to improve their grades and benefit from information
Library Information for Students                                       the teacher will be covering throughout the year. We
Remember: Our staff is here to help you use the many                   encourage student to remain on track to receive the credits
resources available. If you need assistance, please ask at the         needed to satisfy graduation requirements and ensure
front desk.                                                            success on Civics Exam and AZ Merit tests. There are several
                                                                       interventions in place throughout our academic advising
The Library is open from 7:00am - 3:30pm Monday - Friday               department to promote classroom success. To ensure that
When can I come to the library?                                        students are placed in appropriate classes, transcripts and
Students may come with their class during scheduled class              test scores are reviewed over the summer. After reviewing
times. Students may also come before school, during lunch              each student’s information, each student is placed in a
and after-school to access the library and the computer lab.           specific English, reading and/or math classes.
What do I need to know to use the library on my own?                   When students withdraw from School/Courses
All students must sign in and present a current school ID              If a student withdraws from school to enter another school,
upon entering the Library Resource Center. You may use an              the transcript will reflect the grades earned at the date of
assigned computer, the wireless Internet service from your             withdrawal. Students requesting to withdraw from a course
laptop, or check out a book.                                           while remaining enrolled in MPS must receive administrative
                                                                       approval. Freshman, Sophomores and Juniors are expected
All food and drink must be left at the front counter.                  to enroll in six (6) courses per semester. Seniors must be
Students on release time must present their I.D.s with the             enrolled in at least four (4) courses per semester and maintain
proper RT identifiers or a copy of their schedule for that             progress toward high school graduation in three years.
hour at the circulation desk.
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Approved withdrawals from courses will be posted on the              Clubs
student’s transcript according to the following timeline:
                                                                          Academic Decathlon            African-American Leadership
• Schedule changes within the first ten (10) days of the
   semester will not be reflected on the transcript.                           Anime Club                        Auto Club
• Withdrawals from the 11th day to the end of the quarter
   in each semester will be posted with a “W”.                                  AVID Club                       Be a Leader
• Withdrawals between the quarter of the semester to
   twenty (20) days prior to the end of the semester will be            Blue Illusion Dance Crew            Book Club/Outloud
   posted as “W/P” or “W/F”.                                                    Chess Club                 Chinese Culture Club
• No withdrawals are permitted within the last twenty (20)
   days of the semester.                                                 Computer Gaming Club                  Culinary Club
• For more specifics, please refer to the course catalog.
Release Time                                                                      Dance                            DECA
Students who do drop a class will not be given “Release Time”
                                                                                  Drama                         Earth Club
on their schedules during the middle of the day. All “Release
Time” hours (not including seminary) will be placed at the           Fellowship of Christian Athletes        Feminist Society
beginning or end of the student’s schedule. To accommodate
this, students may risk having their classes moved and/or                          FFA                          Fitness Club
teachers reassigned to accommodate the dropped class.
All “Release Time” will occur at the beginning or end of the                   French Club                 Friends of Rachel Club
academic day. During release time, students are expected to                        GSA                         History Club
be OFF campus or in an approved campus location.
                                                                          H.Y.P.E. Little Warriors                IB Social
SEARCH AND SEIZURE
School administrators have the right to search students and                   Interact Club                  Interpreters Club
seize the property including school property temporarily
assigned to students when there is reasonable suspicion                        J.O.O.I. Club               Key Club International
to believe that some material or item is detrimental to the
                                                                               Latino Club                Link Crew-Warrior Pride
health, safety, and welfare of the student(s), and is in their
possession or control. Searches may include a student’s                         Math Club               Mesa Youth Strength Council
personal property such as backpacks or pockets. Any search
will be reasonable in scope and not excessively intrusive on               Mock Trial/Speech                     Model UN
the student considering the age, gender, and nature of the
infraction.                                                               Mural & Mosaic Club             National Honor Society

SKATEBOARDS, ROLLER BLADES,                                               Native American Club                 Poetry Slam

BIKES, AND SCOOTERS                                                             Quiz Bowl                        Robotics
Students may ride skateboards, roller blades, bikes, and
scooters to school, but are not allowed to ride them on                            ROTC                        Silent Friends
campus. If they are used on campus, they may be confiscated                      Stitches                     Student Council
and subject to additional consequences. These should all be
stored in the appropriate areas on campus.                                  Video Production                 Weightlifting Club
*Westwood High School is not responsible for any of these
stolen items.                                                               Working Warriors                     Yearbook

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STUDENT COUNCIL                                                                                                   STUDENT STORE
Student Council is the governing body of the school. These                                                        The student store provides a variety of items for sale daily,
students are elected to their positions by the student body                                                       such as food, drink, T-shirts and spirit items. The Student
or their respective class. They meet daily to plan, organize,                                                     Store is not open during class time.
prepare, and faciliate the activities of the school. They are
the student leaders of Westwood High School.                                                                      TARDY POLICY
                                                                                                                  • Students are expected to be in the classroom when the
The student council represents the student body with the
                                                                                                                    tardy bell rings and in accordance with the expectations
school administration, teachers and staff. The council is
                                                                                                                    of the teacher. A student is considered tardy during the
charged with the management of students funds, to ensure
                                                                                                                    first 10 minutes of class. After 10 minutes it is considered
that they are used appropriately and according to the law,
                                                                                                                    an absence.
district policy and school regulations.
                                                                                                                  • Students are expected to follow classroom and school
The council works hard and puts in many hours beyond                                                                procedures regarding tardies and attendance.
the school day to create a fun and active atmosphere for                                                          • In order for the student to be admitted to class with an
Westwood. If you are interested in this type of challenge and                                                       excused tardy slip, the parent must excuse the student, in
in becoming a leader, ask a student council member or follow                                                        person by signing the student in at the attendance desk.
the announcments for how to get involved.                                                                           Phone calls are not an acceptable method of excusing a
Advisor – Cheri Guy                                                                                                 tardy student. Students may excuse themselves from
                                                                                                                    being late to class with a note from a doctor, dentist or
Student Body President..........................................Vianney Guerrero
                                                                                                                    court official only.
Student Body Vice President	���������������������������������������Parker Layton
Student Body Secretary................................................ Tate Thornton                              TOBACCO
Student Body Treasurer	�������������������������������������������������� Cora Stevens                            Arizona Revised Statutes (H.B. 2701) prohibits tobacco
                                                                                                                  products on school grounds, in school buildings, in school
Director of Correspondence	����������������������������������� Joshua Barnwell                                    parking lots or playing fields, in buses or other vehicles or
Director of Rallies & Traditions......................Iman (Amy) Aboalam                                          at off campus events sponsored by the school. Students
Director of Special Services..................... Emauni Burnes-DePaula                                           caught in possession of tobacco will face disciplinary action.
Director of Social Events	�������������������������������������������������� Allison Sharp
Spirit Commissioner.......................................................Brigham Tingey
                                                                                                                  VANDALISM/TAGGING
                                                                                                                  Any student engaging in graffiti or tagging is subject
Sports Director..............................................................Jordynn Erickson                     to disciplinary action, criminal charges, and financial
Director of Clubs and Organizations	������������������������Maria Ramirez                                         responsibility.
Director of Cultural Affairs	��������������������������������������Miguel Mancinas
Director of Student and
                                                                                                                  VISITORS
                                                                                                                  Student visitors are not allowed at Westwood between 7:00
Faculty Recognition......................................................Gabriella Beltran                        a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Historian.................................................................................. Isabelle Linton       All other visitors must sign in at the front office to gain
Publicity Director...........................................................Breanna Herrera                      permission to be on campus.
Publicity Director	�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������TBD
Senior Class President.....................................................Brianna Rangel
Senior Class Vice President	��������������������������������������������Lance Bodine
Senior Class Representative	����������������������������������������Leah Peterson
Junior Class President............................................ Heidi Montgomery
Junior Class Vice President	�����������������������������������������Andres Chairez
Junior Class Representative	�����������������������������������������Ishanah Steele
Sophomore Class President	������������������������������������������� Bailee Shupe
Sophomore Class Vice President	������������������������Jasmine Martinez
Sophomore Class Representative	�����������������������������Christian Leon
Freshman Class President	�������������������������������������������������������������������TBD
Freshman Class Vice President	��������������������������������������������������������TBD
Freshman Class Representative	�������������������������������������������������������TBD

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…an honor for high school students who contribute significantly to the improvement
   of their school or the greater community through service learning…
All Mesa high school students may choose to earn the Mesa Public Schools Silver Service Award for Excellence in Service Learning.
Students who earn this award will receive:
             • A special seal on their graduation diploma                 • A notation of the Honor on their transcript
The Honor in Service Learning will be awarded to students for their completion of 150 hours of unpaid service throughout their four
years of high school. (Beginning with the class of 2020, a minimum of 200 hours will be required for the Service Learning
Seal.) Those hours include preparation, action, and reflection. Freshmen may apply for Option B upon graduation from 8th grade.
Students may earn hours from a combination of curriculum-based and extracurricular service. The options are described below.

Option A:                                                                Option B:
 CURRICULUM-BASED SERVICE LEARNING                                        EXTRACURRICULAR SERVICE LEARNING
Option A occurs when a teacher uses service learning as an               Option B occurs when students are involved in service activities
instructional strategy. Students are involved in service to the          that are not part of an academic class. The activities may be
community that is linked to the goals and standards of a particular      organized by a school club, a community organization, or one
course. Service may take place during class, or beyond the               or more students with an original idea. Examples are:
school day. Some examples are:                                           • Students in a school club organize and conduct service
                                                                           projects throughout the year.
• Social studies students work on an
  election campaign or with Kids Voting.                                 • A student volunteers at an elementary school, sports program,
                                                                           summer camp, or hospice.
• English students write “Books of Hope”
  for students in Uganda.                                                • A student tutors peers or younger students during lunch or as
                                                                           an aide during a class.
• Teacher Training students create and
  lead lessons for elementary students.                                  • NOTE: Students registered as a “Teacher’s/Office Aide”
• Performing arts students sing, dance,                                    may receive service hours by following Option B procedures.
  march, and play for senior citizens or in a parade.
Option C:
 SERVICE LEARNING AT THE
 EAST VALLEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (EVIT)
Option C occurs when students are enrolled in an EVIT program in which
service learning is linked to the curriculum. The service may take place during
class, or beyond the school day. Service activities may count toward required
internships and practicum hours as well as this Honor. Hours may be earned for
the service action itself, but not for extensive preparation before the event. If the
clients pay a minimal fee, but the student does not receive payment, the hours
may apply toward the Honor. Examples include:
• Fire Fighting students volunteer at community events.
• Health Science students intern at care centers or hospitals.
• Business or Graphics students design the logo and website for a non-profit.
• Culinary Arts students cook for, set up, and serve at community events held
  at EVIT.

  OPTIONS B AND C ACTIVITIES HAVE TO BE PRE-APPROVED BY THE SERVICE
  LEARNING COACH BEFORE HOURS MAY COUNT TOWARD THE HONOR.
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TRACKING AND PAPERWORK “The Rules”
A Service Learning Coach at each junior and senior high will track student progress. Students may check with their Service Learning
Coach about the service learning entries and hours that appear on their individual student records and transcripts. EVIT students will
submit their paperwork at their home school. The Mesa Service Learning Advisory Board is available to help the Coaches and if
necessary, hear any appeals from students.

OPTION A: Teachers are               OPTIONS B AND C: Students are responsible for completing the proper paperwork for
responsible for submitting           Options B and C service activities: an application and timecard for each service site and a
to the Coaches the names,            summative reflection presentation on all of the year’s service. The application and reflection
project titles, and number of        instructions are available from the Service Learning Coach or the website, but the timecard is only
hours for their students at the      available from the Coach once the proposed activities have been approved.
end of each semester. Those          • First, the student submits one application for each service site that outlines the planned
hours are then entered on              activities. Students may submit as many applications as necessary.
the students’ Synergy screen         • Second, the student maintains one timecard for each service site with dates and times of the
The service Learning Coach             service hours. The cards are due around April 1st, unless other arrangements are made with the
maintain a file of the Option          Service Learning Coach. Before the cards are turned in, the service hours on the card should
A projects and hours submitted         be totaled and the adult supervisor should sign and write a short evaluation of the student in the
by the teachers.                       space provided on the back of the timecard. Option C timecards may be signed by the EVIT
                                       instructor or the site supervisor, as appropriate.
                                     • Third, the student presents
                                       a reflection project in April to
                                       a small audience that demon-
                                       strates what the student
                                       learned from the year’s service
                                       experiences. Students will be
                                       notified of their school’s reflec-
                                       tion date and should not miss
                                       this important event. Note:
                                       If students do not complete
                                       a reflection project, their
                                       hours will not be recorded
                                       on their transcript.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
• Options B activities MUST be approved by the Service Learning Coach BEFORE the                    Service learning activities will
  student begins receiving credit for the service hours.                                            not be approved which:
• After students turn in their timecards in April, they may want to immediately apply for a            • Relate to a for-profit business
  new timecard if they are continuing their service activities for the rest of the school year,        • Are done as part of religious
  through the summer, or into the next year.                                                             education or a religious worship
                                                                                                         service
• Once a new cycle has begun, students may not record hours from the previous year.
                                                                                                       • Benefit the student’s relatives
• Upon completion of eighth grade, students may apply for the high school                              • Are “babysitting for free”
  level Honor for Excellence in Service Learning, and they may earn hours
  during the summer between 8th and 9th grade toward the Honor.

SERVICE LEARNING WEBSITE: www.mesaservicelearning.org
Students, teachers, and families are encouraged to use the Mesa Service
Learning website as an additional resource.
• The Service Learning Coaches are listed under “About Us/ School Coaches.”               Administered by: Mesa Public Schools Service Learning
• The “Sites, Needs, and News” section has suggestions of “Volunteer Sites”                                               Patrick Walsh, Director
                                                                                                                        155 North Center Street
  that are youth-friendly and a posting of “Current Needs” that have been
                                                                                                                             Mesa, Arizona 85201
  submitted by community organizations.                                                                                       Phone: 480.308.7350
• The “Honors Program” and “More” tabs have the forms and instructions                                                          Fax: 480.308.7379
  needed by students and teachers.                                                                                    Email: wpwalsh@mpsaz.org
                                                                                                           Website: www.mesaservicelearning.org
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Westwood High School
                                    HISTORY & TRADITIONS
                                                                          HISTORY
Westwood High School opened in 1962. Westwood has a long history of pride, service and tradition.
The motto of Westwood is “Where everybody is somebody”. The mascot is the “Warrior”.
The first principal of Westwood H.S. was Mr. E.R. Brimhall. He served from 1962-1969. The football field
is dedicated to him.

Other principals include:                                                                 Mutt Ford – Coach Edgar “Mutt Ford” taught in
• Mel Sizemore..................................................... 1969-1970             Mesa since 1945. He was the first football coach
• James S. Studervant.................................... 1970-1981                       and received the dedication of the first yearbook.
• Jack Joyce............................................................ 1981-1996        His first season was undefeated. He contributed
                                             (known for his school spirit)                to the character and morale of Westwood High
• Harold Crenshaw.............................................1996-2002                   through participation in and support of high school
                                           (known for his spirit of unity)                athletics. An award is given each year to an athlete
• Helen Riddle........................................................2002-2012           in memory of the first football coach.
•Tim Richard......................................................... 2012-2013
•Shawn Lynch................................................. 2013-Current                Natani Points – Awarded throughout the year for
                                                                                          the class that shows the most spirit. Points can
Eula Harris was the first principal’s secretary. An                                       be earned at assemblies, class competitions and
award is given every year to an outstanding teacher                                       Student Council sponsored fundraisers and events.
in her memory.                                                                            The award is presented to the winning class at the
                                                                                          end of the year awards assembly.
Rulon T. Shepherd – Superintendent in 1962 when
the school opened. The Westwood auditorium is
named after him.

“War Eagle!” “Tear ‘em up Westwood!” The story behind the saying – In 1968 Westwood Football had
lost a few games and school spirit was down. Coach Gates wanted to boost school spirit and so one day
at lunch he got up on a table and shouted “War Eagle” (from a school he once attended) and the students
responded “Tear ‘em up Westwood”. Since that day the saying has been used by sports teams at Westwood
and is still used today.

The History of Move Up
In the late 60’s the school’s basketball Coach Tom Bennet made a commitment to his players to help them
move up. He stated in an interview that he told his players, “We’re going to get better every time…as
players and as individuals.” The cheerleaders at that time made a large arrow out of paper that said “Move
Up.” They continued to do this for several years after to remind the players to continue to get better. Soon
after large lighted “Move Up” sign was purchased and placed in the gym as a constant reminder. Westwood
continues to focus on Coach Bennet’s message to “Move Up” encouraging students and staff to get better
every day.

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Westwood High School
                        HISTORY & TRADITIONS
                                              TRADITIONS
Every Friday is spirit day! Wear BLUE & ORANGE!!!             Canticles & Carols is a winter concert put on by
                                                              Westwood choirs. There are two shows on a Sunday
The first week of school Student Council makes                in December.
“W’s” & apples for the halls of the academic building.
Each W has the name of a Westwood student and                 Holiday Tree Competition – Student Council places
each apple has the name of a teacher.                         trees in the front office. Each class decorates a tree
                                                              for Natani Points.
Spirit Weeks – There is always one Spirit Week
in the Fall & Spring. During Spirit Week there are            Holiday Doors – Each homeroom decorates their
fun dress up days, lunchtime activities and class             door. Student Council judges and awards a prize for
competitions.                                                 the best decorated door.

Bonfire – takes place before the Mesa High                    Cultural Week – A week set aside to celebrate
football game in the fall. The day of the bonfire             Westwood’s diversity. The week ends with a cultural
Student Council hides stuffed bunnies around the              assembly made up of acts representing the many
campus for students to collect and bring to the               cultures of Westwood.
bonfire. That night, at the Annex, all the football
players, cheerleaders, band, Student Council, and             During February – Student Council makes hearts
the students of Westwood gather for a pep rally.              to hang in the main hall of the academic building
A large bunny made by Student Council is placed on            with all the student’s names.
wooden crates and burned in a large bonfire.
                                                              Grad Caps – Paper graduation caps with senior
Blood Drives – During the year, United Blood                  names are hung in the main hallway of the academic
Services comes to Westwood and gets student &                 building the last week of school in May.
staff volunteers to donate blood and help those in
need. Students 16 and older can get forms in the              Senior Varieties – A talent show held in May that
bookstore.                                                    consists of only senior performances.

Spirit Week – takes place the week of homecoming.             Dances – Homecoming, Winter Formal, Cheap,
Student Council prepares spirit activities throughout         Sadie Hawkins & Prom
the week. Friday there is an assembly in the morning
and a parade & tailgate party before the football             Awards – Department Awards Breakfast, Personal
game. The homecoming king & queen will be                     Choice Awards Breakfast, Scholarship & Awards
announced at the football game. On Saturday the               assembly.
Homecoming Dance will take place in the gym.

Curtain Time is a talent show that all Westwood
students can audition for.

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STUDENT LAPTOP ETIQUETTE
       WESTWOOD HIGH SCHOOL

DO
     ● Charge your 1:1 laptop at home nightly
     ● Bring your fully charged 1:1 laptop to school every day
     ● Conduct all communication in a responsible, ethical and polite manner. Appropriate
       language should be used in all communication at all times.
     ● Respect the district rules for Internet filtering and security measures.
     ● Use technology for school-related purposes only during the instructional day.
     ● Respect copyright laws and fair use guidelines and only download or import music,
       video or other content that is legally permissible by law.
     ● Make available for inspection by an administrator or teacher any messages or files sent
       or received to or from any location using your laptop. Files stored on district-owned
       technology are not private insofar as they may be viewed, monitored or archived by the
       district at any time.
     ● Do not run with the laptop, or carry it around when open.
     ● Place the laptop securely on your desk, not hanging over the edge
     ● Make sure your hands are clean and dry before handling laptop or touching the screen
     ● Use only your laptop, and keep it safe, secure and in good working order
     ● Follow the Mesa Public School Computer Ethics policy

DON’T
  ● Don’t eat or drink while using the laptop.
  ● Don’t mark, deface, or place stickers on your laptop.
  ● Don’t reveal or post personal information through communication with unknown
      persons on the Internet
  ● Don’t attempt to override, bypass or otherwise change the Internet filters installed by
      the district
  ● Don’t use another person’s account or password, and don’t share your information
  ● Don’t loan out your laptop, leave it unattended, or leave it in a vehicle unattended
  ● Don’t leave your stylus on the table, always replace in the holder
  ● Don’t download and/or install any programs, files or games from the internet or other
      sources. This includes viruses or other malicious software.
  ● Don’t attempt to locate, view, share or store any material that is unacceptable in a
      school setting

             THESE GUIDELINES APPLY TO LAPTOP USE AT HOME AND AT SCHOOL

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MESA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  DRESS AND GROOMING
 This summary features highlights of the district's Policy JFCA: Student Dress and         Clothing or attire by which an
 Grooming to help students comply with the standards at school and school events.           adolescent male student does not wear
 Each principal and School Improvement Advisory Council may supplement the                  underwear, wears underwear as
 following districtwide standards. Complete information is available in your school office. outerwear, or wears trousers or shorts so
                                                                                            that underwear is visible is prohibited.
                                                                                           Pajamas and other sleepwear are
General Standards                             Dress Standards                               prohibited.
Personal appearance and dress are the         Without limiting the general standards,      Bandannas, hairnets and do-rags are
responsibility of the student and the         students must comply with the following       prohibited.
student’s parent or guardian.                 standards at school and school events:
                                                                                           Jewelry and accessories with studs,
   Students will not dress or groom            Jeans, pants and trousers must be worn      spikes, sharp objects or heavy chains
themselves in a manner that, in the             at the waist area and must not drag         are prohibited.
judgment of the school administrator,           excessively on the ground. No sagging      Sunglasses may be worn indoors only if
presents a risk to the health, safety or        is allowed.                                 there is a medical need to wear them.
general welfare of the student, other          Clothing must cover the abdomen,
students or staff, or that is counterpro-                                                  Hats or other head apparel may not be
                                                back, buttocks, chest and genital areas.    worn inside school buildings unless for
ductive to the district’s educational
                                                Tops that expose cleavage are               religious, medical or safety purposes.
objectives.
                                                prohibited. When standing, tops must        Students will not be prohibited or
   Students will refrain from displaying        completely cover the midriff to the         discouraged from wearing hats or
tattoos or wearing clothing, jewelry or         skirt, shorts or pants. See-through         other clothing designed to reduce sun
other accessories that communicate,             clothing is prohibited.                     exposure while outdoors.
whether through language, images,
                                               Skintight outer clothing, such as          Trench coats and other oversized
symbols, artwork, color schemes or
                                                spandex, is prohibited unless it is worn    clothing that can conceal contraband
clothing styles:
                                                for a school-sponsored extracurricular      are prohibited.
 a message related to tobacco, alcohol,        activity (for example, dance or            Footwear must be worn at all times.
  illegal drugs and other items that            wrestling).                                 Shoes such as “wheels in the heels” that
  cannot be legally purchased or                                                            pose safety hazards and shoes such as
  possessed by minors                          Tube tops and halter tops are prohibited.
                                                Tank tops and other sleeveless tops are     cleats that may damage flooring are
 a message that advocates or promotes          permitted only if the straps are wider      prohibited.
  violence or terror                            than 1 ⁄2 inches and the armholes are no  Safety dress requirements for specific
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 a message that is sexually suggestive,        lower than 2 inches from the armpit.        classes must be followed.
  vulgar, obscene or plainly offensive         Shorts must have at least a 2-inch
 a message that would cause a                  inseam and extend to the tip of the           Grooming Standards
  reasonable person, as a student or staff      student’s fingers.                            Without limiting the general standards,
  member, to feel threatened,                  Dresses and skirts must extend at least       students must comply with the following
  intimidated or harassed because of the        1 inch beyond the tip of the student’s        standards at school and school events:
  person’s race, ethnicity, religion,           fingers.                                       Students are expected to bathe and
  disability, gender or sexual orientation
                                           Clothing or attire by which an                      groom themselves regularly so that any
 a message expressing gang member-         adolescent female student does not                  lack of personal hygiene is not annoying
  ship, affiliation or support              wear a bra or underwear, wears a bra or             or disruptive to students or staff.
   The foregoing standards regarding        underwear as outerwear, or wears                   Secondary students may use cosmetics.
“message” clothing will be interpreted      clothing in a manner such that                      Heavy mascara and other use of
and applied by school administrators in a   underwear is visible through outerwear              cosmetics that give the student a
manner that avoids infringement of a        is prohibited.                                      disturbing or distracting appearance is
student’s First Amendment rights.                                                               prohibited. Face paint is prohibited.
                                                                                                                                    (5/14)

                                                    www.mpsaz.org
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ESCUELAS PÚBLICAS DE MESA
  VESTIMENTA Y CUIDADO PERSONAL
 Este resumen contiene los puntos culminantes de la política del distrito JFCA: Vestimenta y          exterior, o el usar pantalones o pantalones
 Cuidado Personal Estudiantil para ayudar a los estudiantes cumplir con las normas de la              cortos donde la ropa interior sea visible.
 escuela y eventos escolares. Cada director y Consejo Asesor para el Mejoramiento Escolar            Pajamas y otra ropa para dormir están
 pueden suplementar las siguientes normas del distrito. Información completa está                     prohibidos.
 disponible en la oficina de la escuela.
                                                                                                     Los pañuelos (bandanas) y redes para el
                                                                                                      pelo están prohibidos.
Normas Generales                                 Normas de Vestimenta                                Las joyas y accesorios con postes, picos,
El aspecto personal y la vestimenta son          Sin limitar las normas generales, los                objetos filosos o cadenas gruesas están
responsabilidad del estudiante y del padre       estudiantes deben cumplir con las siguientes         prohibidas.
o tutor del estudiante.                          normas en la escuela y eventos escolares:           Los lentes para el sol solo pueden ser
Los estudiantes no deben vestirse o               Los pantalones y pantalón de mezclilla             usados dentro de la escuela únicamente si
peinarse en una manera que, en el criterio         deben ser usados en el área de la cintura          es por prescripción médica.
del administrador escolar, pueda presentar         y no deben colgar o arrastrar                     Los sombreros u otro atuendo para la
un riesgo a la salud, seguridad o bienestar        excesivamente. Esto no será permitido.             cabeza no puede ser usado dentro del
general del estudiante, otros estudiantes o       La ropa debe cubrir el abdomen, espalda,           edificio escolar, solo por propósitos
personal, o que sea contraproducente a los         glúteos, pecho y áreas genitales. Están            religiosos, médicos o por seguridad. No se
objetivos educativos del distrito.                 prohibidas las blusas que exponen el               prohíbe o desanima al estudiante el usar
Los estudiantes deben abstenerse de                escote. Al estar parado, las blusas deben          sombreros u otra ropa diseñada para
mostrar tatuajes o el usar ropa, joyas u otros     cubrir totalmente el diafragma hasta               reducir el ser expuesto al sol mientras
accesorios que comuniquen, ya sea a través         llegar a la falda, pantalón corto o                esté en el exterior.
del lenguaje, imagenes, símbolos, arte,            pantalón. La ropa transparente está               Los abrigos, gabardinas u otra ropa
combinación de colores o estilo de ropa:           prohibida.                                         enorme que pueda ocultar contrabando
 un mensaje relacionado con el tabaco,           Ropa muy ajustada, tal como la fibra de            están prohibidas.
   alcohol, drogas ilegales u otros artículos      poliuretano (spandex) está prohibida,             Se debe usar el calzado siempre. Los
   que no pueden ser comprados                     solo si se usa para una actividad extra            zapatos, tales como, “wheels in the heels,”
   legalmente o tener en posesión un               curricular patrocinada por la escuela (por         (ruedas en el tacón) que son riesgos de
   menor de edad                                   ejemplo, baile o lucha libre).                     seguridad y zapatos como ‘cleats’ (clavos
 un mensaje que apoya o promueve la              Blusas que descubren todo el hombro                de metal) que pueden dañar el piso están
   violencia o terror                              (tube tops, halter tops) están prohibidas.         prohibidos.
 un mensaje que es sexualmente                    Las blusas sin mangas u otras camisas serán       Debe seguir los requisitos de vestimenta
   sugestivo, vulgar, obsceno o claramente         permitidas solamente si los tirantes son de        de seguridad para clases específicas.
   ofensivo                                        11⁄2 pulgadas de ancho y la sisa no debe ser
 un mensaje que puede causar a una                de 2 pulgadas por debajo de la axila.          Normas del
   persona razonable, como un estudiante o
   miembro del personal, sentirse acosado,
                                                  Los pantalones cortos deben tener un
                                                   largo de la costura interior, de por lo
                                                                                                  Cuidado Personal
   intimidado por motivos de su raza,              menos 2 pulgadas y extenderse a la             Sin limitar las normas generales, los
   origen étnico, religión, discapacidad, sexo     punta de los dedos del estudiante.             estudiantes deben cumplir con las
   u orientación sexual                           Los vestidos y faldas deben extenderse         siguientes normas en la escuela y eventos
                                                   por lo menos 1 pulgada de la punta de          escolares:
 un mensaje que exprese ser miembro de
   una pandilla, afiliación o apoyo a la           los dedos del estudiante.                       Se espera que los estudiantes se bañen y
   misma                                          Está prohibido la ropa o atuendo la cual         se peinen regularmente para que la falta
                                                   una mujer adolescente no use un brazier          de higiene personal no moleste o
    Las normas anteriores sobre vestimenta
                                                   o ropa interior, usar un brazier u otra ropa     perjudique los estudiantes o al personal.
de “mensaje” serán interpretadas y
aplicadas por los administradores escolares        interior como ropa exterior, o el usar ropa     Los estudiantes de secundaria pueden
de manera que evite la violación de los            en que de manera la ropa interior esté            usar cosméticos. Está prohibido el usar
derechos de un estudiante con respecto a           visible.                                          rimel (mascara) gruesa o usar otros
la Primera Enmienda de derechos.                  Esta prohibida la ropa o atuendo la cual          cosméticos que dé al estudiante una
                                                   un hombre adolescente no use ropa                 apariencia que moleste o distraiga. Está
                                                   interior, el usar ropa interior como ropa         prohibida la pintura facial.
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