Mission’s Discipline Policy
The philosophy of Mission Avenue Open School is based on the concept of individual and shared responsibility, acceptance of others, and understanding of self-discipline. Discipline is systematic training. The ultimate goal is positive self-discipline with each student accepting the responsibility for his/her actions.
Mission Avenue Open School students assume personal responsibility for their conduct. As a member of the student body, each student is obligated to be considerate and respectful of fellow students, teachers, other staff members, visitors and parents. Each student is expected to assume these responsibilities in order to be an integral part of the school community.
Students are also expected to conduct themselves in accordance with the San Juan Unified School District’s policy on student behavior, school rules, and each classroom’s rules.
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 web sites. 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 student 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 video 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 which 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.