Student Hand Book
Regular on-time attendance is vital for academic success and required by law. Students are expected to attend school every day on time. In case of illness or absence, please notify the school before 9:30 a.m. via the absence hotline (979-8140.) This is for the safety of your child.
Independent Study may be approved on a case-by-case basis when your child is out of school for a MINIMUM OF FIVE (5) SCHOOL DAYS. The principal will review all requests for Independent Study. All requests must be submitted to the office at least two weeks in advance of the absence. If approved, Independent Study work is due the day the student returns to school, or credit cannot be given. Call the school office if you have a situation which requires that your child be absent from school. Independent Study will not be granted during State testing weeks. (see attached school calendar).
District Policy on Use of Students in Photos and Video
Photos and video footage of students add significantly to the communication value of district and school publications, television productions, and websites. It is the district's desire to share the achievements and recognition earned by students with the broader community. This effort can be aided by the use of photos or video footage showing students involved in the classroom and school-related activities.
Photos & Video
Unless notified in writing of an objection by a parent, legal guardian, or student of age 18, photographs and video footage of students and/or names may be posted in district-produced materials including printed publications, television productions, and websites.If parents do not wish photographs or videos of their students to be used in these materials, they should complete a Photo/Video Opt-Out form available at school offices or via the link below. Please be aware that opt-out requests are valid for the current school year and must be renewed at the start of the next school year.If an opt-out form is filed, district and school staff members will ALSO request news media not interview your student or film/photograph your student. While local news media typically honor such requests, the district does not have legal authority to prevent your student from talking with media or restricting who media outlets film or photograph. You are encouraged to have a discussion with your student about your wishes should members of the news media request to interview them.If photos or videos of students or staff are going to be created, maintained or displayed by a third party where the district or school will not have direct control of the materials, then a written release form is required. Contact the Community Relations Office at (916) 979-8281 to discuss options.
Photos & Video - Special Education Students and Homeless StudentsSchool and district staff will always seek parent/guardian permission before using a photo that identifies a student receiving special education or homeless services. Permission forms for these situations can also be obtained from school offices or via the link below.
Please contact your school office or the Community Relations Office at (916) 979-8281 if you have any questions about this policy.