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Administration reserves the right to make changes to policy and procedures as necessary and will post on the website.

 

Student Behavior, Conduct and Discipline

 

All students are expected to adhere to the following:

 

Responsibility

  •      Doing what I am supposed to do
  •      Always doing my best
  •      Being accountable for my choices

Respect

  •      Using good manners, not bad language
  •      Being considerate; honoring the feelings of others
  •       Dealing peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements

 

Kindness

  •      Being kind to myself, others and the environment
  •      Helping others in need
  •      Being forgiving

 

Self-Discipline

  •      Practicing self-control
  •      Setting goals and working towards them
  •      Striving for personal improvement

 

Integrity (honesty)

  •      Being reliable: doing what I say I’ll do
  •      Building a good reputation
  •      Telling the truth, even when it’s not easy

 

Courage

  •      Standing for what is right, even if I stand alone
  •      Resisting negative peer pressure
  •      Being true to myself

 

Suspension Behavior Expectations and Consequences

 

Consequences are determined by the number of violations occurring in one school year.

 

During Suspension:

 

  1. Student shall not report to school during the period of suspension, except in the case of In-School Detention, unless coming to the office on official business by prior arrangement with a school administrator. Student is expected to be under the supervision of a parent during school hours when serving suspension days at home. (7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) P.C. 653G, P.C.627

 

  1. Student is not to attend any school event, including athletic contests and practices, on any school campus during home suspension.

 

  1. The responsibility of obtaining and doing class work lies with the student. However, it is the Teacher’s discretion as to whether or not the student is allowed to make up assignments, quizzes, and tests missed while suspended or whether an alternative assignment will be given.

 

A pupil may be suspended or expelled for acts which are enumerated in this section and related to school activity or attendance which occur at any time, including, but not limited to, any of the following:

 

  1. While on school grounds
  2. While going to or coming from school
  3. During the lunch period whether on or off the campus
  4. During, or while going to, or coming from, a school sponsored activity

 

  1. All students must sign a Student Behavior Contract to be a member of Clayton Valley Charter High School. Students who violate the contract are subject to expulsion or involuntary transfer to an alternative program.

 

  1. (E.C. 48904 sub-section a 4) Parental liability for willful misconduct of a minor that results in injury or death to a pupil or school employee or who willfully cuts, defaces, or otherwise injures in any way any property, real or personal, belonging to a school district or personal property of any school employee shall be liable for all damages so caused by the minor. The liability of the parent or guardian shall not exceed the state established limit. The parent or guardian shall also be liable for the amount of any reward not exceeding the state established limit.

 

  1. Students and parents have a right to appeal disciplinary action taken against a student. A meeting must be requested with the Principal.

 

  1. Vehicles/Lockers/Back Packs/Clothing and Electronic Devices are subject to search on school property. By entering school property, the student is deemed to consent to a complete search of their vehicle/locker/back packs (and all its compartments and contents) and electronic devices by school officials or law enforcement personnel for reasonable suspicion. This notice also applies to all vehicles of any type and is enforced 24 hours a day. California Vehicle Code Section 21113 (A).

 

Graduation Ceremony

CVCHS reserves the right to exclude a student from the graduation ceremony or other activities for flagrant infractions of school rules irrespective of the student’s academic status.

 

Closed Campus

 

Clayton Valley Charter High School is a closed campus. Students may not leave campus during their school day.

 

 

NOTE: Students who leave campus without permission shall be classified as Truant and subject to disciplinary action.

 

Disciplinary Actions

 

The site administrator will determine whether the consequence should include, but not be limited to, home suspension, In-School Detention, Saturday school, detention, community service, outside counseling.

 

Community service may include, but is not limited to, work performed on school grounds during non-school hours in the areas of outdoor beautification, campus betterment, and teacher or peer assistance programs. (e.c. 48900.6)

 

Law enforcement agencies may be notified at the discretion of the administration.

 

If the nature of the offense makes an alternative education placement or expulsion recommendation appropriate, the student will be suspended five days for the infraction.

 

Student may be suspended on the first offense if it is determined that the pupil's presence causes a danger to persons or property or threatens to disrupt the instructional process. (e.c. 48900.5)

 

Level 1

 

Actions that can result in disciplinary consequences up to and including suspension: (All suspensions from school may result in placement on the school’s non-privilege list.)

 

Level one actions -- depending on the seriousness of the act, the student may be recommended for additional suspension days, alternative education placement, or expulsion on the first or succeeding offenses.

 

  1. Possessing, using, or being under the influence of an alcoholic beverage or intoxicant of any kind.

Possessing not more than one ounce of marijuana.  Using or being under the influence of marijuana or any controlled substance (as defined in Section 11053 of the Health and Safety Code). (E.C.

48915 and E.C. 48900, sub-section c).

1st Offense:       5-day Suspension and notification of parents. Placement on the school’s non-privilege list. May be assigned to a substance abuse counseling program. Suspension may be reduced if parent and student agree to drug and alcohol education program.

2nd Offense:     5-day Suspension, placement on the school’s non-privilege list. Recommendation for Expulsion, and notification of appropriate law enforcement agency.

3rd Offense:        5-day Suspension, placement on the school’s non-privilege list. Recommendation for Expulsion, and notification of appropriate law enforcement agency.

 

  1. Unlawfully possessing or unlawfully offering, arranging, or negotiating to sell any drug paraphernalia, as defined in Section 11014.5 of the Health and Safety Code. (E.C. 48900, sub- section j)

 

1st Offense:       5-day Suspension and notification of appropriate law enforcement agency. May be assigned to a substance abuse counseling program.

 

Note:    The Suspension, for possession only, will be reduced to two days if the student completes a site-approved intervention program.

 

2nd Offense:       5-day Suspension, recommendation for Expulsion, and notification of appropriate law enforcement agency

 

  1. Activation of false alarms or tampering with emergency equipment, fire-setting or attempted fire- setting. (Penal Code Sec. 447 and 455, 148.4) (E.C. 48900, sub-section k)

 

1st Offense:       5-day Suspension

2nd Offense:     5-day Suspension, recommendation for Expulsion

 

Note:     Fire-setting of any nature may lead to recommendation for alternative expulsion on the first offense. Fire-setting is never considered to be a prank. The burning of trash cans can lead to immediate and serious consequences.

 

  1. Harassed, threatened, or intimidated a pupil who is a complaining witness or witness in a school disciplinary proceeding for the purpose of preventing that pupil from being a witness or retaliating against that pupil for being a witness, or both. (E.C. 48900, sub-section o)

 

1st Offense:       5-day Suspension and possible recommendation for

                              Expulsion

2nd Offense:     5-day Suspension, recommendation for alternative education program or Expulsion. Mandatory removal from campus

 

  1. Causing, attempting, or threatening to cause physical injury or willfully using force or violence upon another person. (E.C. 48900, sub-sections (a) (1), (a) (2), and s) An individual must do everything possible to avoid a conflict. Acts of aggression will not be considered self-defense.

 

Note:    An incident will be considered a mutual fight when two students engage in a physical altercation, regardless of who initiated the conflict. A student who allows him/herself to be provoked into fighting will be considered as guilty as the one who starts the fight. It is the responsibility of the administrator to conduct an investigation to determine if one of the parties was acting in self-defense.

 

1st Offense:       2-3 day Suspension

2nd Offense:     3-5 day Suspension and recommendation for Expulsion

 

Note:    Any act committed against school staff shall warrant consequences starting at Step 2.

 

Note:    If a student caused serious physical injury (as defined in Penal Code Section 243) to another person, except in self-defense, the executive director must recommend expulsion or report in writing to the governing board that expulsion is inappropriate due to the nature of the particular circumstances which shall be indicated in the report of the incident. (E.C. 48915).

 

  1.      Causing or attempting to cause damage to property--cutting, defacing, or otherwise injuring any school district property, or the malicious injury or destruction of any other person's real or personal property. (Penal Code Sec. 594) (E.C. 48900, sub-section f and t)

 

Note:    Damage valued in excess of $100.00 will warrant consequences starting at Step 2.

 

1st Offense:       1-3 day Suspension. Suspension may be increased depending on severity of the damage. Possible police notification

2nd Offense:     3-5 day Suspension and possible recommendation for Expulsion

3rd Offense:      5-day Suspension and recommendation for Expulsion

 

Note:    Parent/guardian will be held responsible for damage to school property up to the State established limit. When the minor and parent are unable to pay for the damages, the school shall provide a program of voluntary work for the minor in lieu of the payment of monetary damages. Parents or guardian of the student are also liable for the amount of a reward paid for information leading to the apprehension of person(s) causing damage up to the State established limit. (E.C.48904).

 

  1.      Threatening, intimidating, menacing, bullying or harassing (including sexual harassment) any other person, including through electronic medium (E.C. 48900 sub-section a and/or k) (E.C. 48900.2) (E.C. 48900.4) Possible removal from campus or separation of student.

 

1st Offense:       3 day Suspension

2nd Offense:     5 day Suspension and possible recommendation for expulsion.

   3rd Offense:       5-Day Suspension. Administrative conference and may include placement on the non-privilege list. Police notified as appropriate and the student may face possible expulsion, fines and other penalties.

The administration reserves the right to escalate the consequence(s) based on the severity of the offense

Note:    In the event an allegation of sexual harassment is not resolved informally to the satisfaction of a complainant, the complainant may use the complaint process for formal resolution of such complaints. (AR 5145.7)

 

  1. Engaging in, or having any part in hazing or committing any act that injures, degrades, or disgraces any other person attending school. Causing, attempting to cause, threatening to cause, or participating in an act of hate violence. (E.C. Sec. 32050-52) (E.C. Sec. 33032.5) (E.C. 48900, sub- section a and/or k and q) (E.C. 48900.3)

 

"Hazing" includes any method of initiation or pre-initiation into a student organization or student body or any pastime or amusement engaged in with respect to these organizations which causes, or is likely to cause bodily danger, physical harm, or personal degradation or disgrace. (E.C. 32050)

1st Offense:       3-day Suspension

2nd Offense:     5-day Suspension and possible recommendation for Expulsion

3rd Offense:      5-day suspension and recommendation for expulsion

 

  1. Stealing or attempting to steal school property or private property (E.C. 48900 sub-section g and t)


Note: Stolen items of value greater than $100.00 will warrant consequences starting at Step 2

1st Offense:       3-day Suspension, possible police notification

2nd Offense:     3-day suspension and recommendation for expulsion

3rd Offense:      5-day suspension and recommendation for expulsion

 

  1. Knowingly receiving stolen school property or private property (E.C. 48900 sub-section l and t)

 

Note: Stolen items of value greater than $100.00 will warrant consequences starting at Step 2

1st Offense:       1-3-days Suspension

2nd Offense:     5-day Suspension and recommendation for Expulsion

3rd Offense:      5-day Suspension and recommendation for Expulsion

 

  1. Committing an obscene act or engaging in habitual profanity or vulgarity either verbally or in writing. (E.C. 48900, sub-section i)

 

Note: A student may be suspended on the first offense for 5 days if such behavior disrupts school activities, (E.C. 48900, sub-section k) threatens to disrupt the instructional process, or causes a danger to persons or property (E.C. 48900.5).

 

1st Offense:       Detention

2nd Offense:     Saturday School

3rd Offense:      In School Detention or Suspension

 

  1. Use of racial/ethnic slurs either verbally or in writing. (E.C. 48900, sub-section k)

 

Note: A student may be suspended on the first offense for 5 days if such behavior disrupts school activities, (E.C. 48900, sub-section k) threatens to disrupt the instructional process, or causes a danger to persons or property (E.C. 48900.5).

 

1st Offense:       1-3 days Suspension. Suspension may be extended depending on the nature of the incident.

2nd Offense:     3-day Suspension.

3rd Offense:      5-day Suspension and possible recommendation for Expulsion

 

Note:    Any act committed against school staff would warrant consequences starting at Step 2.

 

  1. Possessing any dangerous objects of a dangerous nature, including but not limited to, laser pointers and spiked accessories (unless in the case of possession of any such object, the pupil had obtained written permission to possess the item from a certificated school employee, which is concurred in by the principal or the designee of the principal) ON CAMPUS if the principal deems expulsion inappropriate.

(E.C. 48900 sub-section b)

 

1st Offense:       Warning to student. Notification of parent and/or other alternative consequences

2nd Offense:     Detention/Saturday School

3rd Offense:      In School Detention or Suspension

 

  1. Forging, falsifying, altering, or using forged school correspondence, passes, parking permits or re- admit slips (E.C. 48900, sub-section k)

 

1st Offense:       1-3 day In-School Detention

2nd Offense:     3-day Suspension

3rd Offense:      5-day Suspension and possible recommendation for alternative education program

 

  1. Violating the use of technology, network, and electronic information policy.

 

         1st Offense:             Warning to student. Loss of network privileges or other alternative consequences

         2nd Offense:            Detention/Saturday School and loss of network and computer use

         3rd Offense:             1-3 Day Suspension. Possible recommendation for expulsion or alternative education

 

  1. Possessing or using tobacco (or any products containing tobacco or nicotine products) in grades 7-
  2. (E.C. 48900, sub-section h) Tobacco and nicotine products include, but are not limited to, cigarettes, E-cigarettes and paraphernalia, cigars, miniature cigars, clove cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, snuff, chew packets, and betel. (E.C. 48011, sub-section h)

 

1st Offense:       Saturday School

2nd Offense:     1-3 day In-School Detention

3rd Offense:      3 day Suspension

 

Note:    No school shall permit the smoking or use of tobacco, or any product containing tobacco, or nicotine products, by pupils of the school while pupils are on campus, or while attending school-sponsored activities or while under the supervision and control of school district employees. (E.C. 48901)

 

Confiscated materials will not be returned to students.

  1. Lying, giving false information to school personnel or failing to identify oneself. (E.C. 48900, sub- sectionk) - CVCHS students should have their ID with them at all times and provide it immediately upon request from any school personnel.

 

1st Offense:       1-day In School Detention or Suspension. 10 hours of campus beautification

2nd Offense:     2-3 day Suspension. 20 hours of campus beautification. Parent conference

3rd Offense:      5-day Suspension and possible recommendation for alternative education program. Parent Conference

 

  1. Tampering with property of the school or belongings of any other person. (E.C. 48900, sub-section k and t)

 

1st Offense:       Warning to student and/or alternative consequences.

2nd Offense:     3-day In School Detention or Suspension.

3rd Offense:      5-day Suspension and possible recommendation for expulsion.

 

  1. Cheating

   

 1st Offense:       “F” on assignment. Teacher notifies parents. Consequences assigned. Incident reported to administration and copy of contract.

         2nd Offense:       Teacher holds conference with parent. Student assigned a W/F. Notice entered into

                                    student’s central file. Admin may assign further consequences

           3rd Offense:       5 Day Suspension and further consequences          

             

  1. Violation of Closed Campus Policy and/or Being in a parking lot without proper authorization. (E.C. 48900,

       sub-section k)

 

1st Offense:       Warning to student and/or alternative consequences

2nd Offense:     Detention/Saturday School

3rd Offense:      1-3 day Suspension. Possible recommendation for expulsion

 

  1. Gambling and wagering, or habitually being present where gambling and wagering are taking place. (E.C. 48900, sub-section k)

 

1st Offense:       Warning to student and/or alternative consequences

2nd Offense:     Detention/Saturday School

3rd Offense:      1-3 day Suspension and possible recommendation for expulsion

 

  1. Loitering on or about any campus without apparent lawful purpose. (E.C. 48900, sub-section k) (Penal Code 653G and 627)

 

Note:    A student may be subject to arrest according to Penal Code 653G if he/she loiters at or near any school or public place at or near where students attend or normally congregate, or re- enters or comes upon such school or place after being asked to leave by a school official. According to PC 653G, punishment for loitering includes a fine not to exceed $1,000 and/or imprisonment in the county jail not to exceed six months.

 

1st Offense:       Warning to student and/or alternative consequences

2nd Offense:     Detention/Saturday School

3rd Offense:      1-3 day Suspension and possible recommendation for expulsion

 

  1. Any dress, grooming, or appearance which disrupts, or tends to disrupt the educational process, or affect the health or safety of individuals shall be prohibited. Any violation of the CVCHS dress code. (E.C. 48900, sub-section k) (E.C. 35161, 35183, 35291.5, 35294.1; C.A.C. Title 5, Section 302; and BP 5135, 5135.1, and 5137.) Refer to AR 5135, pp. 12-14

 

Note:    Any attire/paraphernalia/symbol that signifies gang affiliation will not be allowed on campus.

 

Any attire/paraphernalia/symbol that displays a logo or other message promoting alcohol or controlled substances, promoting violence, illegal activity, or relating to gangs may not be worn on campus.

1st Offense:       Removal/replacement/covering of clothing article, parent contact, detention

2nd Offense:     Removal/replacement/covering of clothing article, parent contact, Detention, Saturday School, or other alternatives to home suspension

3rd Offense:      1-day In-School Detention

 

Note:    All subsequent violations are subject to additional referrals to In-School Detention

 

  1. Improper use Of any electronic device

 

1st Offense:            Warning

2nd Offense:           Detention

3rd Offense:           Saturday School

 

 

  1. Willful defiance or disobedience: A willful act, verbal or non-verbal, that demonstrates deliberate resistance or refusal to object a reasonable request or directive issued by a school district employee. (E.C. 48900, sub-section k)

 

1st Offense:       Detention/Saturday School

2nd Offense:     1-3 days In School Detention or Suspension

3rd Offense:      3-5 days suspension

 

Examples:          Including but not limited to: Eating/drinking in class, willfully defying staff in non- safety related incident, non-habitual use of profanity or vulgarity, verbal insults/put-downs/name calling (non-discriminatory), horseplay, etc.

 

  1. Interfering with the peaceful conduct of the campus or classroom: Any willful act of a minor but annoying nature, verbal or non-verbal, that disrupts the educational process, distracts from the educational environment, or interrupts any administrative, disciplinary, or other activity sponsored or approved by the district. (E.C. 48900, sub-section k). The following consequences are also applicable to students who violate our No Gum Policy.

 

1st Offense:       Detention/Saturday School.

2nd Offense:     1 day In School Detention or Suspension.

3rd Offense:      2-3 day Suspension

 

Examples:          Including but not limited to: Minor altercation not resulting in actual fight (i.e. pushing/shoving), bullying etc.

 

  1. ID Card not in possession

 

     1st Offense:   Warning  

     2nd Offense:  Detention

     3rd Offense:  Saturday School

 

 

Level 2

 

Actions that will result in Suspension and the Recommendation for Expulsion

 

(All suspensions from school will result in placement on the school’s non-privilege list)

 

Unless the Executive Director finds that expulsion is inappropriate, due to the particular circumstance. (E.C. 48915 sub-section a)

 

  1. Caused serious physical injury to another person, except in self-defense. (E.C. 48915 and 48900, sub-section a). An individual must do everything possible to avoid a conflict. Acts of aggression will not be considered self-defense.

 

1st Offense:       5-day suspension, possible recommendation for expulsion, and notification of appropriate law enforcement agency

2nd Offense:       5-day suspension, recommendation for expulsion, and notification of appropriate law enforcement agency

 

Note:    “Serious bodily injury” means a serious impairment of physical condition including, but not limited to, the following:  loss of consciousness; concussion; bone fracture; protracted loss or impairment of function of any bodily member or organ; a wound requiring extensive suturing; and serious disfigurement. (P.C. 243 (f) (4)

Note:   An incident will be considered a mutual fight when two students engage in a physical altercation, regardless of who initiated the conflict.  A student who allows him/herself to be provoked into fighting will be considered as guilty as the one who starts the fight.  It is the responsibility of the administrator to conduct an investigation to determine if one of the parties was acting in self-defense.

 

  1. Committed or attempted to commit robbery or extortion (E.C. 48915 and 48900 sub-section e)

 

1st Offense:   5-day suspension, recommendation for expulsion, and notification of appropriate law enforcement agency

2nd Offense:  5-day suspension, recommendation for expulsion, and notification of appropriate law enforcement agency

 

  1. Committed assault or battery on school personnel (Penal Code Sec. 240, 242) (E.C. 48915 and

E.C. 48900, sub-section a, E.C. 44014)

 

1st Offense:  5-day suspension, recommendation for expulsion, and notification of appropriate law enforcement agency

 

  1. Possessed, sold, or otherwise furnished any firearm, knife, explosive, or other dangerous object of no reasonable use to the pupil on school grounds or at a school related activity off school grounds unless in the case of possession of any such object, the pupil had obtained written permission to possess the item from a certificated school employee, which is concurred in by the principal or the designee of the principal. (E.C. 48915 and 48900, sub-section b). This includes pepper spray and mace.

Note:    A knife includes, but is not limited to, a dirk, dagger, ice pick, razor any folding blade knife, any locking blade knife, fixed blades longer than 3 ½”, or objects with a fixed, sharpened blade designed to cut or stab. (E.C. 48915 sub-section g)

 

Note:    Furnishing or possessing an imitation controlled substance (look-a-likes) with the intent to distribute will result in a recommendation for expulsion. Imitation controlled substances are considered "dangerous objects." This offense is also in violation of Health and Safety

Code 11680.

 

Note:    Look-a-like (imitation) toy guns refers to a replica of a firearm that is substantially similar in physical properties to an existing firearm as to lead a reasonable person to conclude that the replica is a firearm. (E.C. 48900 sub-section m).

 

Note:    Possession of tear gas/tear gas weapon/pepper spray/mace is considered a dangerous object. (Penal Code Sec. 12401, 12402)  (E.C. 49330)

 

1st Offense:  5-day suspension, possible recommendation for expulsion, and notification of appropriate law enforcement agency.

2nd Offense: 5-day suspension, recommendation for expulsion, and notification of appropriate law enforcement agency.

 

  1. Committed a terroristic threat including, but not limited to, a bomb threat. (E.C. 48900.7) This includes any threatening statement, written or oral, which threatens death, great bodily injury or property damage in excess of $1,000, even if there is no intent of actually carrying it out.

 

1st offense:       5-day suspension, possible recommendation for expulsion, and notification of appropriate law enforcement agency

2nd Offense: 5-day suspension, recommendation for expulsion, and notification of appropriate law enforcement agency

 

Note:    The elements of a Terrorist Threat include the intent that the statement be taken as a serious threat, the gravity and immediacy of the threat is unequivocal, unconditional, immediate and specific, and causes sustained fear in the person/people threatened

 

Level 3

 

Actions that will result in the Recommendation for Expulsion as Mandated by Law E.C. 48915 (c)

 

(All suspensions from school will result in placement on the school’s non-privilege list)

 

  1. Possessing, selling, or otherwise furnishing a firearm, unless in the case of possession of any such object, the pupil had obtained written permission to possess the item from a certificated school employee, which is concurred in by the Executive Director or the designee of the Executive Director. (E.C. 48915, subdivision (c) (1))

 

1st Offense:  5-day suspension, recommendation for expulsion, and notification of appropriate law enforcement agency

 

  1. Brandishing a knife at another person. (E.C. 48915 sub-section (c) (2))

 

1st Offense:       5-day suspension, recommendation for expulsion, and notification of appropriate law enforcement agency

 

Note:  Brandishing means to display or wield in a threatening manner.

 

  1. Unlawfully selling, offering, arranging, or negotiating to sell any controlled substance listed in

Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 11053) of Division 10 of the Health and Safety Code. (E.C.

48915 sub-section (c) (3))

 

1st Offense:       5-day suspension, recommendation for expulsion, and notification of appropriate law enforcement agency

 

  1. Committed or attempted to commit a sexual assault as defined in Sections 261, 266c, 286, 288,

288a, or 289 of the Penal Code or committed a sexual battery as defined in Section 243.4 of the

Penal Code. (E.C 48915 sub-section (c) (4) and E.C. 48900, sub-section n)

 

1st Offense:       5-day suspension, recommendation for expulsion, and notification of appropriate law enforcement agency

 

  1.      Possession of an explosive. (E.C. 48915 sub-section (c) (5))

 

1st Offense:       5-day suspension, recommendation for expulsion, and notification of appropriate law enforcement agency

Behavior Consequences

 

Four-Step Classroom Discipline Policy

The Four-Step Classroom Discipline Policy is applied when student behavior disrupts the learning environment.  Disruptive and defiant student behavior is defined as “any behavior which actively disrupts the learning environment for other students and/or challenges, refuses to obey, or respect the directive,

authority or position of the classroom teacher.”

 

Note: In the case of serious classroom disruption or defiance of authority, the teacher may proceed directly to Step Four and submit a disciplinary referral to an administrator.

 

Step One            Teacher warns and counsels student regarding inappropriate behavior

Step Two            Teacher contacts parent/guardian and makes record of contact

Step Three         Teacher provides/documents a teacher assigned disciplinary consequence.

Step Four           Teacher submits a disciplinary referral (must be filled out completely) to the appropriate administrator for administrative disciplinary action, which may include student suspension from school

 

 

Suspension from Class / In-School Detention

 

Suspension from class is the temporary removal of a student from his/her regular classroom by a teacher or administrator.  A teacher shall send the pupil to the administration for appropriate action.  The teacher will provide the student with a class assignment which must be completed by the end of the period to receive full credit.

 

As soon as possible, the teacher will contact the student’s parent/guardian regarding the suspension.  If an in-person conference is not feasible, a telephone conference may be substituted.   A school administrator will attend the conference if the teacher or parent/guardian so request.

 

The pupil shall not be returned to the class during the period of suspension without the concurrence of the teacher and the administration.  A pupil suspended from a class shall not be placed in another regular class during the period of suspension.

 

In-School Detention takes place on campus in the in-school detention room. Out-of-School Suspension requires the student to be removed from school and the student may not attend any school events or activities during the time of suspension or In School Detention. Students may also be added to the Non-Participation List for a period of time that extends beyond the suspension or In School Detention at administrator’s discretion.

 

Detention of Students after School

Detention (Before, After or Lunch), lasting up to 60 minutes, may be assigned by individual teachers and administrators as a consequence for inappropriate behavior in an individual classroom. Twenty-four hours’ notice will be given to the student for After-School Detention, and these detentions are served under a teacher’s supervision. The Education Code allows for school detention regardless of a student’s transportation constraints.

 

After-School Detention (ASD) may be assigned by administration/supervision in certain instances. Failure to serve ASD will result additional consequences which may include an additional detention or additional consequences. Failure to serve detentions will then result in administrator and parent contact including additional consequences including, but not limited to, Saturday school.

 

Saturday School (E.C. 37223)

 

The governing board of any elementary, high school, or unified school district may maintain classes on Saturday.  The Clayton Valley Charter High School Governing Board approves such classes when appropriate and practicable.

Saturday School is assigned by administrators. A portion of the time may be dedicated to campus beautification.

 

Saturday School may be rescheduled only once, and must be arranged prior to the originally scheduled Saturday School assignment. Students must work with their assigning administrator to actively communicate regarding extenuating circumstances that will prevent them from attending Saturday School.

 

Failure to show for Saturday School will result the student meeting with an administrator, parent/guardian contact, and assignment of two Saturday Schools or In-School Detention.

 

Non-participation

Students with the following discipline infractions including but not limited to the following will be placed on a Non Participation List: repeated rule violations, referrals, suspension, 12 tardies, truancies, or any outstanding demerits. Students on this list will not be able to attend school extra-curricular activities such as sporting events, dances, senior activities, etc.

 

Athletics/Extracurricular Activities and After School Detention

  • Students may not participate in after school athletic or extracurricular activities if student has been assigned After School Detention.
  • Coaches and extracurricular teacher leads will review the daily After School Detention list (provided daily by Director of Discipline) to assist in monitoring student participation in practices and events.

 

Demerit system

  • Failure to follow Clayton Valley Charter High School’s student contract will result in demerits and other interventions. The school has the authority to take corrective disciplinary action against any behavior, whether covered in this handbook or not, which is found to be disruptive to the educational process of school.
  • Students will be assigned a demerit for offenses related to attendance and discipline that lead to after school detention, Saturday School, In School Detention, and Suspension.
  • One demerit at Clayton Valley Charter equals 1 hour of assigned discipline (including but not limited to: campus beautification, after school detention, Saturday School, In School Detention, and Suspension).

 

Demerit Earned By Student

Discipline Hours Owed By Student Immediately

1 demerit

1 hour

 

* Students will reduce one demerit for every one hour of discipline served. Saturday School is offered for four hours every Saturday and After School detention is offered for one hour after school daily to allow students reduce their demerits.

 

  •      Demerits are assigned by disciplining administrator or counselor according to the progressive discipline policy and attendance policy outlined (but not limited to) offenses outlined in this Student Handbook.
  •      Students with any outstanding demerits will be added to the Non Participation list for events.
    1.                                    Students may also be added to the non-participation list for credit deficiency or failing grades or for reasons not covered in this handbook.

 

Students who continue to violate the Clayton Valley Charter High School Contract and earn demerits will be subject to further disciplinary interventions up to and including expulsion.  

 

Non-Participation List

Any outstanding demerits and/or attendance and academic issues will result in student being entered on Non-Participation List

  •      Students with outstanding attendance issues will be added to Non-Participation Lists
  •      Credit deficiency and grades- counselors will add students to the Non-Participation list if students are credit deficient or failing classes
  •      Administrators reserve the right to include students on Non-Participation for reasons not outlined in this handbook

 

Communication

Parents/Guardians will receive a weekly email report outlining student grades, discipline assigned, and attendance. Administration encourages parents to carefully review this communication and encourages parent communication with administration.

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