CALAVERAS HIGH SCHOOL DISCIPLINE POLICY

EXPECTED STUDENT CONDUCT

ALL STUDENTS ATTENDING CALAVERAS HIGH SCHOOL SHALL:

  •       Be respectful courteous to and cooperative with all teachers, staff, and classmates
  •       Be on time as defined by teacher
  •       Be ready to work with all needed materials
  •       Be dismissed by a teacher (not by the bell)
  •       Not disrupt the learning environment
  •       Conduct personal business on their own time
  •       Not abuse, deface, litter, or damage school property
  •       Not take school property or property of others
  •       Not bring food or drink into the classrooms
  •       Be in class during class time

VIOLATIONS OF SCHOOL RULES

DISCIPLINE POINTS are assigned for each behavioral offense and are cumulative for the entire year. Students who accumulate 20 points, or students who enter at the end of the lst semester and accumulate 10 points, may be recommended for involuntary change of program to an alternative program or for expulsion. The following is a list of consequences for student misbehavior. Please note that consequences may be more severe depending on the offense and the circumstances.

THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF CONSEQUENCES FOR RULES VIOLATIONS:

LEVEL A

ONE {1) DISCIPLINE POINT PER OFFENSE PLUS:

MINIMUM DISCIPLINE: ONE {1) DETENTION OR CLASS SUSPENSION

Clothes cut violation (P.E.)                                                        Leaving class early

Dress code violation                                                                 Out of class without a pass

Inappropriate classroom behavior                                             Rough/boisterous behavior

Leaving school without checking out                                          Unprepared for class

4. tardy as defined by teacher                                                   Electronic device at school

Use of bicycles, roller blades, or skateboards on campus          

LEVEL B

THREE (2..3) DISCIPLINE POINTS PER OFFENSE, PLUS:

MINIMUM DISCIPLINE: DETENTION, SUSPENSION OR CLASS SUSPENSION

Bus citation                                                                               Disrespect to students/staff

Cheating                                                                                   Hazing/ gang activity

Classroom rules violation                                                          U se of profanity/vulgarity

Class cut:                                                                                  Student parking violation

(3 or fewer periods; I hr .per period after school)                      Failure to serve detention

Computer/internet violation                                                       Tobacco possession or use

Defiance of authority I insubordination                                       Littering

Any second occurrence of Level A offense                               

LEVEL C

THREE-FIVE (3-5) DISCIPLINE POINTS PER OFFENSE, PLUS:

MINIMUM DISCIPLINE: DETENTION OR SUSPENSION AND POSSIBLE LOSS OF WORK PERMIT.

Abusing or defacing school/personal property                            Forged notes I forged voice mail

Fighting (3-5 day suspension)                                                    Threatening others

(Physical injury-law enforcement called (p.c. 241.2)                  Dangerous behavior

Any second occurrence of Level B offense                                Fireworks

LEVEL D

OFFENSES ARE MAJOR VIOLATIONS AND WORTH (6) POINTS EACH. ALL LEVEL D OFFENSES RESULT IN A 3-5 DAY SUSPENSION AND POSSIBLE REFERRAL TO THE POLICE AND THE SCHOOL BOARD FOR EXPULSION.

ANY ACT DEFINED IN EC 48900 TO INCLUDE, BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

      Possession of or use of alcohol controlled substances

      Committing hate crimes

      Assault/battery of adults/students

      Terrorist threats toward school officials or school property

      Threat to adults

      Attempting or committing sexual assault

      Sexual harassment

      Theft

      Possession or use of weapons

      Any second occurrence of Level C offense

EDUCTION CODE 48915 STATES THAT THE GOVERNING BOARD SHALL EXPEL ANY STUDENT WHOM THE BOARD CONCLUDES HAS COMMITTED ONE OF THE FOLLOWING OFFENSES:

      Possessing, selling, or otherwise furnishing a firearm.

      Brandishing a knife at another person.

      Unlawfully selling a controlled substance

BOARD POLICY STATES THAT THE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION SHALL RECOMMEND FOR EXPULSION ANY STUDENT WHO COMMITS ONE OF THE FOLLOWING ACTS:

      Assault and battery

      Use or possession of weapons or explosives

      Use or possession of alcohol or drugs

      Theft, robbery or extortion

      Sexual harassment or hate violence

      Serious vandalism or arson

      Attempting or committing sexual assault or battery

SCHOOL PROCEDURE FOR THE ACCUMULATION OF DISCIPLINE POINTS

STEP 1: AT THE ACCUMULATION OF 5 POINTS:

                Parent/guardian will be notified by telephone or mail

STEP 2: AT THE ACCUMULATION OF 10 POINTS:

A Site Disciplinary Bearing with the parent/guardian. student and administrator will be scheduled. The student will be warned of more serious disciplinary action if behavior continues. A behavior contract may be developed at this time. and a S.A.R.B. letter will be sent if appropriate.

STEP 3: AT THE ACCUMULATION OF 11-14 POINTS:

Student Study Team Meeting (SST) -The administrator will schedule an S.S.T. meeting of student, parent/guardian, teachers, and an administrator. The meeting will include discussions about the student's academic standing, career planning, discipline, and attendance. Consequences will include the development or evaluation of a behavior contract, and the revocation of the student's work permit. In addition.., a warning will be given regarding a possible change of placement or expulsion and a possible S.AR.B. referral.

STEP 4: AT THE ACCUMULATION OF 15 POINTS:

The student and parent/guardian will meet with the District Disciplinary Review Panel, a site administrator and a representative of alternative education to create a plan to help the student be successful and to review the student's behavioral contract. The student will be prohibited from participating in extra or co-curricular activities for twenty days. Change of placement or possible expulsion will be considered.

STEP 5: AT WE ACCUMULATION OF 20 POINTS:

District hearing -changing the student's placement or recommending expulsion will be discussed.

DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURE FOR CLASSROOM MISCONDUCT

All teachers will communicate with students and parents/guardians concerning classroom rules and expected behavior. Failure to observe classroom rules will result in the following steps. Teachers shall document each step as it occurs:

STEP 1 -TEACHER/STUDENT CONFERENCE: The teacher will have a conference with the student. During the conference, the teacher will communicate with the student the nature of the infraction and what is required to change the undesired behavior.

STEP 2- DETENTIONI/PARENTIGUARDIAN CONTACT: Detention (or another consequence) will be assigned for a rules infraction. The student will be informed of the behavior that caused the consequence to be assigned. The teacher will notify the parents or guardians by telephone explaining the nature of the behavior that has resulted in steps 1 and 2 and any other misbehavior by the student. If telephone contact is unsuccessful, the parents/guardians will be contacted by mail.

STEP 3 -REFERRAL TO OFFICE: The student shall be referred to an administrator. The referral form shall document the infraction, date, and any other relevant information. Parent/guardian contact will be made by both the teacher and the administrator. If the student has repeated an infraction that has been documented with steps 1 and 2, the student should expect to be suspended. A written behavioral contract may be required, signed by the student, teacher, administrator, and parent/guardian.

STEP 4 - REMOVAL FROM THE CLASS OR SUSPENSION: If the student violates the written contract, additional days of suspension should be expected, with the possibility of removal from the class and forfeiture of credits.

Attendance Policies

                Making sure that students are consistently in class is one of our top priorities.  Students tend to have greater academic success when they have a strong attendance record. Included in this newsletter are our CHS Attendance policies pertaining to After-School Detentions and Saturday Schools for truancy (excessive unexcused/unverified absences. cuts, tardiness, etc.).  We also have a 90% attendance policy that is in place for all students. There are two components to this policy.
 

                ‚                Any student whose attendance to any class falls below 90% in any grading period may fail that class and not earn semester credit.  This would be in effect for students who miss more than 9 days (semester) or 18 days (year) due to unexcused/unverified absences. 

                ‚                Seniors who have an attendance record below 90% for their senior year will not be able to participate in the graduation ceremonies.  This means that seniors may not miss more than 18 days (unverified/unexcused absences) if they want to participate in the ceremony.  This policy does not deny them a diploma if they’ve otherwise earned one.

               

                Students in danger of failing a class and/or losing the privilege of walking in the graduation ceremony will be notified prior to the event.  Students who are in this category can improve their attendance rate by attending Saturday School.  One Saturday School will make up one full day absence.  

Positive Attendance = Success

Negative Attendance = Truancy

A positive attendance record is essential to academic success.  In a concerted effort to improve the attendance of all CHS students, we have two programs that assist us in this effort. The chart below illustrates the criteria and details involving After School Detention and Saturday School.  If your child misses one or more periods/days of school, please make sure that you send a note to verify the absence within 48 hours of the absence.  If a student fails to have his/her absence verified in a timely manner, or is truant, it will lead to the consequences listed below.  If you have any questions regarding this policy or any attendance related questions, please contact the high school at (209)754-1811.