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    ISBELL MIDDLE SCHOOL
    2016-2017 School Year
    Parent & Student Acknowledgement of Understanding:
    Rules, Standards, and Procedures

     

    Isbell Middle School
    Contact Information

     

     
     
    Name    Title       Extension      Email
     
    Isbell Middle School Main Office      (805) 933-8880
    Ricardo Araiza   Principal   3882     raraizai@santapaulaunified.org
    Horacio Gomez   Asst. Principal  3884   hgomez@santapaulaunified.org
    Marisela Favila   Asst. Principal   3897 mfavila@santapaulaunified.org
    Katie Bauerlein   Counselor   3899   kbauerlein@santapaulaunified.org
    Maricruz Valle   Counselor   3885   mvalle@santapaulaunified.org
    Ilda Sanchez  Office Manager  3880   isanchez@santapaulaunified.org
    Noemi Rodriguez  Attendance Tech   3892   nrodriguez@santapaulaunified.org
    Lucy Sandez   Attendance Asst.   3905   lsandez@santapaulaunified.org
    Sonia Alamillo   Health Specialist   3887   salamillo@santapaulaunified.org

    Regular Bell Schedule 2016-2017
     
    4th period lunch
     
    Period Time
    1st period 7:55 – 8:55
    2nd period 8:59 – 9:53
    Nutrition break 9:53 – 10:08
    3rd period 10:12 – 11:06
    Lunch 11:06 – 11:46
    5th period 11:50 – 12:44
    6th Period 12:48 – 1:42
    7th period 1:46 – 2:40

     

    Regular Bell Schedule 2016-2017
     
    5th period lunch
     
    Period Time
    1st period 7:55 – 8:55
    2nd period 8:59 – 9:53
    Nutrition break 9:53 – 10:08
    3rd period 10:12 – 11:06
    4th period 11:10 – 12:04
    Lunch 12:04 – 12:44
    6th period 12:48 – 1:42
    7th period 1:46 – 2:40

     

    Minimum Day Bell Schedule 2016-2017
     
    Period Time
    1st period 7:55 – 8:40
    2nd period 8:44 – 9:24
    3rd Period 9:28 – 10:08
    Nutrition Break 10:08 – 10:23
    4th/5th period 10:27 – 11:07
    6th period 11:11 – 11:51
    7th period 11:55 – 12:35
    Lunch 12:35 – 1:05

     

    School Hours

     

    School office hours are 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM. Class hours are 7:55 AM to 2:40 PM. Campus supervision begins at 7:45 AM.

     

    Eligibility Requirements:
    Participation in 8th Grade Activities

     

    To participate in 8th grade activities, to include Magic Mountain Day, the Promotion Ceremony, and the Promotion Dance, students:

     

    • Must have an overall minimum “C,” (2.0) grade point average on final reports cards for the 2009-20010 school year. Students and parents must be aware that absences and tardies, whether excused or unexcused, negatively impact grades and the resulting grade point average.
    • 12 or less behavior points (.5 point per Out of Class Suspension; 1 point per day for Out of School Suspension, 1 point per day for Out of School Suspension)
    • Clearance of all financial obligations (textbooks, library books, fundraiser money, PE clothes, PE locks) by the last school day before the Memorial Day Holiday, 2010.

     

    Grading

     

    Students earn an academic grade in each scheduled subject. Grades are issued six times per year, three each semester. In a semester, a student will receive two Progress Reports and a final Report Card. The Progress Report is not recorded in the student’s permanent record. This report is intended to provide both the student and the parent/guardian with an indication of the child’s progress towards a final grade. If the student is earning a less than satisfactory grade, parent/guardians should arrange to meet with the grade level counselor and/or teachers to collaboratively create an intervention plan to improve the student’s grade. The third grading period of each semester, the Report Card, is the final grade for the semester and will be recorded in the student’s permanent record and count toward promotion requirements.



    Grading Periods

     

    Semester 1

     

    • October 16th: Six week Progress Report (Carried home by student)
    • December 4th: Twelve week Progress Report (Carried home by student)
    • January 29th: Semester 1 Final Report Card (Mailed to home address on Emergency Card)

     

    Semester 2

     

    • March 19th: Six week Progress Report (Carried home by student)
    • May 14th: Twelve week Progress Report (Carried home by student)
    • June 18th: Semester 2 Final Report Card (Mailed to home address on Emergency Card)

     

    Academic and Social Support Services

     

    Isbell Middle School provides a variety of support programs, including Student Success Team meetings, progress monitoring, tutoring, mentoring, professional counseling, support groups, and parent training, for students who are having academic or social difficulties.

     

    Each program is designed to address specific areas of need. Parent/guardians, students, teachers, and counselors can make referrals for additional support. The first contact to begin the support process is to notify the student’s grade level counselor. The counselor will then connect with the specific support providers, arrange for appropriate parent/guardian participation permission, and monitor the student’s regular involvement in the program.

     

    Library Book Checkout

     

    The Isbell Middle School library is open from 7 AM to 3 PM. Students are welcome to use the library on their own before and after school. Students may also utilize library services during teacher-scheduled Language Arts class visits throughout the school year.

     

    Students may check-out up to two library books for a maximum of two weeks. Allowances are made for intervening holidays and school vacations. Students and parent/guardians must be aware that all books must be returned in satisfactory condition by the scheduled due date. If a student owes money for lost or damaged school property, the school can choose to withhold grades, schedules, promotion certificates, transcripts, and participation in the 8th grade promotion ceremony

     

    Students may visit the Isbell library online at http://destiny.spesd.org. This online service allows students to review the entire library catalogue and reserve books in advance of visiting the library.

     

    Textbooks

     

    Students are issued textbooks to be kept at home to facilitate the completion of homework and to study for tests. Sets of the same textbooks are available at school for daily work in the classroom. Students are responsible for the care and maintenance of all textbooks assigned to them for use, whether at home or at school. Fines will be imposed for the replacement cost of any book that is lost, stolen, or damaged beyond normal “wear and tear.” If a student owes money for lost or damaged school property, the school can choose to withhold grades, schedules, promotion certificates, transcripts, and participation in the 8th grade promotion ceremony.

     

    Student Agendas

     

    Isbell Middle School agenda books are issued to each student at the beginning of the school year. The agenda is an important tool in keeping students organized and a means for teachers to communicate with the student’s parent/guardian.

     

    Students are required to have their agendas with them at all times. Because the agendas, like textbooks, are issued by the school, students may not deface the covers and pages with inappropriate writing or drawings. Lost or damaged agendas can be replaced in the Main Office for a cost of $5.00.

     

    Student ID

     

    Each year students are issued personal ID cards that include their ID picture. It is important that students carry their ID card with them. The ID is required to attend school activities, such as dances, or to check out books from the school library. Lost or damaged ID cards can be replaced in the Main Office for $5.00.

     

    Student Attendance

     

    Regular, punctual attendance at Isbell Middle School is a joint responsibility of the student and their parent/guardian. Regular attendance is a standard that prepares the student for the future world of work and adult responsibilities. Furthermore, irregular attendance, whether excused or unexcused, results in missed instruction and, ultimately, low grades.

     

    All absences are unexcused until the parent/guardian provides verification for the child’s absences or tardies in excess of 30 minutes.

     

    Acceptable Reasons for Absence from School

     

    All absences are unexcused until the parent/guardian provides verification for the child’s absences or tardies in excess of 30 minutes. There are two acceptable reasons for excused absence from school, all others are unexcused:

     

    1. Illness of the child
    2. Death of a family member

     

    After ten days of absence for illness excused by a note from the parent/guardian, the school legally retains the right to notify the parent/guardian by letter that for all future illness absences, a doctor’s note will be required. From the date of the issuance of the written notification, all “parent/guardian” note illness absences will be recorded as “unexcused.”

     

    Notes for Absences

     

    Students must check in at the Main Office attendance window after an absence. Check in time is 7:45 AM. All students are required to present a note dated and signed by a parent/guardian only upon return from an absence. Parents are requested to call the office (805-933-3892) between 8 and 9:30 AM the day of their child’s absence to inform the Attendance Technician that their child will not be in attendance at school.

     

    Warning Letters and Referrals to the Deputy District Attorney and the School Attendance Review Board (SARB)

     

    Students and parent/guardians choosing to not cooperate with compulsory school attendance law are subject to referral and appearance before the Deputy District Attorney and the School Attendance Review Board.

     

    Education Code Section 48260 reads: Any pupil subject to full time education who is absent from school without valid excuse more than three days or tardy in excess of 30 minutes of each or more than three days in one school year is a truant and shall be reported to the attendance supervisor of the superintendent of the school district.

     

    Upon accumulating three unexcused absences, three tardies in excess of 30 minutes, or any combination of the two equaling three, a School Attendance Review Board (SARB) letter will be issued to the parent by mail. Any further increase in the number of unexcused absences or tardies in excess of thirty minutes will result in the issuance of a second SARB letter to the parent by mail with the added requirement of a conference with an Assistant Principal. After the second SARB letter and conference, an unexcused absence or tardy in excess of thirty minutes will be addressed by the school district issuing a summons for the parent/guardian(s) and child to appear before the Deputy District Attorney and School Attendance Review Board. At the hearing, fines for both parent and child, ranging from community service to $350, and court appearances for even greater consequences, will be considered.

     

    Leaving Campus During the School Day (7:55 AM-2:40 PM)

     

    Students are not allowed to leave the school premises without parent/guardian consent. If a parent/guardian desires to have his/her child leave school grounds before the close of the school day, the student must present to the office a written request explaining the reason for early dismissal that is provided and signed by the child’s legal parent/guardian.

     


     

    Communication

     

    Maintaining regular communication between home and school is critical to a student’s academic success. The staff at Isbell Middle School encourages and welcomes ongoing communication and contact with parents/guardians. We encourage students’ parent/guardians contacting the school with questions or concerns. We support the belief that early intervention resolves problems before they become more complicated and potentially harmful to our children.

    Visitor Procedures

     

    Parents and other adults with legitimate school business are welcome at Isbell Middle School. However, for the safety and security of our students, Isbell is a closed campus. For that reason, visitors must have a purpose for being on campus. Visitors may enter campus through the Main Hall entrance on 4th Street, report directly to the Main Office, sign the Daily Visitor Log, and receive a Visitor Badge. Please consult the Bell Schedule as students cannot be retrieved from the campus to the Main Office during Nutrition or Lunch periods.

     

    Observing Classroom Instruction

     

    Parent/guardians are welcome and encouraged to visit and observe their child during classroom instruction. In the interest of not detracting from the teacher’s instruction, visiting parent/guardians are asked to adhere to the following guidelines:

     

    • Directly or through contact with the Grade Level Counselor, arrange visitation a minimum of 24 hours in advance.
    • Enter the classroom quietly so as to avoid disruption of the lesson.
    • Do not attempt to converse with the teacher or students while class is in session.
    • Limit visit to no more than one class per scheduled period.

     

    For the safety and security of students, Isbell Middle School may choose to have visitors escorted by Campus Security to observe any other activities held on campus.

     

    Emergency Information

     

    The school must have a current emergency contact person(s) and phone number(s) available at all times. In addition to having a variety of alternative day and evening phone numbers available for the parents/guardians, please supply the school with a name and number to be called in case of an emergency or illness of your child. This should be a person who is available to pick up your ill child, immediately before, during, or after school hours. Please advise the office immediately when the emergency information changes.

     




    Telephone Use

     

    Students are permitted to use office telephones for emergency or illness purposes only. In case of an emergency, parents may leave a message with the office. Making a routine arrangement for transportation to or from school is not considered an emergency.

     

    Student Use of Personal Cell Phones

     

    Parents may allow their children to bring personal cell phones to school; however, cell phones are required to be completely off (not set to “vibrate” or “silent”) and away while on campus during school hours. This time frame includes the cell phones being “off” and “away” during passing periods, nutrition, and lunch. At the end of the day, after the ringing of the 7th period bell, when students are outside of their classroom, they are welcome to use the cell phones to send and receive calls and messages from family and friends.

     

    Students who choose to violate the school’s “off” and “away” policy will have their phones taken and returned only to a legal parent or guardian after school hours.

     

    Isbell Middle School and the Santa Paula Elementary School District are not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged cell phones.

     

    Please do not attempt to contact your child directly via cell phone during the school day and risk inadvertently encouraging him or her to violate school policy. In doing so, you may be sending a message to your child about disrespecting established rules that you do not intentionally wish to send. If you have an emergency, call the Main Office and allow our staff to help both you and your child deal with your concern.

     

    Parent Involvement

     

    School Site Council (SSC) is comprised of students, parents, teachers, a certificated staff member and the principal. The role of the SSC is to develop and monitor the School Plan. This task is accomplished by reviewing the current programs being offered at the school site, evaluating program effectiveness, discussing alternative program approaches, surveying available program resources, and approving the final budget that supports the programs. The SSC meets monthly. All SSC members are elected by their respective peers.

     

    The English Language Advisory Council (ELAC) is a parent group for Spanish-speaking parents that provides an opportunity for members to actively participate in their children’s education. ELAC provides Spanish-speaking parents with key information on how to navigate the school system so that they can provide guidance, encouragement, and further promote their children’s academic success. ELAC meets monthly.

     

    Parents for Isbell (PFI) is made up of caring parents who meet for the purpose of voluntarily planning, promoting, and conducting fundraisers that provide support for activities that enrich the academic program, enhance extracurricular activities, and improve the learning environment at Isbell Middle School. All funds raised by PFI are designed to directly benefit students “inside and outside” the classroom. PFI meets monthly.

    Injuries at School

     

    All injuries at school should be reported to the office and an injury report completed. If the injury requires medical attention, parent/guardians will be notified immediately.

     

    Medications

     

    Students are not permitted to have any type of medication, including “over the counter” medications, in their possession while on school grounds, during school hours, to include while traveling to and from school.

     

    Before any medication can be administered, a written doctors note with medication instructions and a written permission letter from the parent/guardian must be on file with the school’s Health Technician in the Main Office. The instructions must include:

     

    • The name of the medication
    • Correct dosage
    • Method of administration
    • The time of day the medication is to be administered

     

    All medication is administered in the Main Office and recorded on the student’s health record.

    Physical Education

     

    General Rules

     

    1. Be in the locker room before the tardy bell rings.
    2. At the end of the period when dismissed from the class, line up by the locker room door and wait for a teacher to allow you to go in and change into “street clothes.”
    3. Students must “dress out” every day. If a student does not have PE clothes ready for class, “loaner” clothes must be used. Students using “loaners” are subject to detention. Loaners must be returned at the end of the period.
    4. After changing into “street clothes,” students must remain in the designated PE area until the ringing of the dismissal bell.
    5. All physical activity during class is strictly supervised by teachers of the PE Department. Any type of running or “horseplay” will not be allowed at any time before, during, or after classes.
    6. It is the student’s responsibility to report all health concerns, accidents, and injuries to the PE teacher immediately.
    7. Inform the teacher of any medical conditions. Provide a medical note from your doctor stating specifically what the student can and cannot do in physical education.

     

    Medical Excuses

     

    Students excused from an activity are not excused from class or changing into their PE uniform unless specifically indicated as necessary on a doctor’s note.

     

    If it is necessary for a student to be excused from class activities for one day, a note must be brought from home and include the following:

     

    • Parent signature
    • Date
    • Phone number where parent can be contacted
    • Specific reason why child cannot participate in PE activities

     

    If a student is to be excused from class activities for more than one day, a doctor’s note is required.

     

    PE Lockers

     

    Students are issued a personal locker for PE use only. Students must use the locker assigned to them. It is not recommended for students to bring any valuables to PE and store them in a locker. Even though it may be inconvenient to repeatedly lock and unlock lockers, it is always wise to lock one’s locker. Isbell Middle School and the Santa Paula Elementary School District are not responsible for lost, stolen, or broken items left in PE lockers.

     

    PE Uniform Purchases

     

    PE shorts and T-shirts may be purchased in PE classes at the start of the school year.

     

    • PE shorts: $10.00
    • PE T-shirts: $10.00

     

    PE Uniform Standards

     

    • Clothing must be marked on the outside with first and last name only (no other writing/drawings)
    • Shirts must be tucked into shorts during class
    • Shoes must be fully laced and tied properly
    • Sweatshirts (gray, blue, black, or white only) may be worn in cold weather and must be completely zipped up. Jackets are not permitted.
    • Sweatpants can be worn on days designated by the teacher
    • Uniforms must meet dress code standards. Uniforms that are torn, frayed, or improperly marked must be repaired or replaced.
    • Uniforms must be taken home on Fridays to be laundered.

     

    It is inappropriate for students to wear any part of their PE uniform to classes other than PE.



    Skateboards, Scooters, and Rollerblades

     

    Because they cannot be secured properly at school to prevent theft, and it is unsafe for a student to carry them on campus throughout the day, skateboards, scooters, and rollerblades are not permitted at school. Due to their focus on instruction and student supervision, staff members cannot be responsible for arrangements on a regular basis to secure these items for students.



    Bikes

     

    Students choosing to ride bikes to school must dismount and walk bikes upon reaching school property whether it be the 4th Street, Harvard, or Ventura Street entrances. Bike racks are located adjacent to the outside of the Main Building near the 4th Street lawn. Students should not share locks. Each student must secure his/her own bike with a personal lock.

     

    Associated Student Body Council

     

    Isbell Middle School has an active Student Body Council (ASB) that provides an opportunity for student to develop their leadership skills through the practical experience of brainstorming, planning, promoting, and putting on extracurricular programs and activities that provide positive experiences for the student population. In the late spring, student body officers are elected for the following school year. All participants must have a minimum 2.0 grade point average and maintain a positive attendance and behavior record.

     

    Fundraising Sales on Campus

     

    All fundraising activities must be approved by ASB, calendared on the school’s Master Calendar, and approved in advance by the Board of Education. For approved fundraisers, food, candy, ice cream, or beverages cannot be sold before school, nutrition, lunch, or before 30 minutes after the end of the school day. For approved fundraisers, food, candy, ice cream, or beverages may be sold to family, friends, and community members off campus. “Door to door” selling by students, with or without parent/guardian supervision, is highly discouraged.



    Participation in School Activities and Field Trips

     

    Participation in school activities, including dances, is a privilege that is earned and may be revoked at any time. Students may have participation privileges revoked for any of the following reasons:

     

    • Grade Point Average less than “C” (2.0)
    • Irregular school attendance, truancies, and/or tardies
    • More than 12 Behavior Points
    • Outstanding fines/charges for textbooks, library books, fundraiser money, PE clothes, or PE locks
    • Assigned to In School Suspension or Out of School Suspension at any time since the last school activity took place

     

    A student must be present in school the day of an activity to take part in the activity that is scheduled to take place later in the school day or after school. This rule also applies to the 8th grade Promotion Ceremony and dance.

     

    Participation in School Dances

     

    Dances at Isbell Middle School are “closed:” the dances are for Isbell Middle School students only. Parents are always welcomed to attend or chaperone. Because dances are a school activity, regardless of the day of the week or time of day they are held, all school rules and dress code policies will be enforced. For safety, a parent permission slip to attend a dance must be completed and presented at the door prior to entering a dance. Students may not “come and go” at dances. Once entering the dance, a student must stay until the end of the dance unless picked up early by the parent/guardian.

     

    Isbell Middle School Discipline Policy



    Every student and staff member of the Santa Paula Elementary School District has the right to a safe and secure campus. A reasonable and clearly defined discipline policy is necessary for the health, welfare, and safety of the total school community.

     

    This discipline policy has been developed to provide clarity regarding rules, expectations, and consequences of student misconduct. The following rules are intended to give guidance and ensure consistency among school site personnel involved in the disciplining of students.

     

    The administrator shall, however, determine whether a specific infraction warrants the corrective action described below. The following discipline guide has been approved by the Santa Paula Elementary School District Board of Education.




    Classroom Discipline Log

     

    If a student is disruptive or defiant in a classroom to a degree that does not warrant immediate removal, the teacher shall follow the following steps:
    • Implement their classroom discipline procedures – if these are not effective then
    • Begin a formal Discipline Log for that student – the log contains five steps.
    o Formal warming
    o Teacher consequence/phone call to parent
    o After school detention in detention center
    o Class suspension for up to two day
    o Referral to administrator *

     

    *The administrator shall, however, determine whether a specific infraction warrants the corrective action described below. The following discipline guide has been approved by the Santa Paula Elementary School District Board of Education.



    ISBELL MIDDLE SCHOOL - SEQUENTIAL DISCIPLINE GUIDE
    Zangle Code STUDENT INFRACTION FIRST INTERVENTION CONSEQUENCE SECOND INTERVENTION CONSEQUENCE THIRD INTERVENTION CONSEQUENCE
    A1 Battery on student without injury
    E.C. 48900 (a)*
    P.C. 243.2 & 242 ISS 1-3 days, notify parents. May suspend 1-3 days ISS 3-5 days. Notify parents. May suspend 1-3 days May suspend 3-5 days. Notify parents
    A2 Battery on student with injury*

     

    E.E. 48900 (a)
    P.C. 243.2 & P.C. 242 Suspend 5 days. Notify parents and police. May recommend for expulsion if injury results in physician or hospital intervention Suspend 5 days. Notify parents and police. Recommend for expulsion Prior action in effect
    A3 Battery on school personnel*

     

    E.C. 48900 (a)
    E.C. 48915
    P.C. 243.6 Suspend 5 days. Notify parents and police. Recommend for expulsion Prior action in effect Prior action in effect
    A4 Fighting – mutual combat

     

    E.C. 48900 (a)
    P.C. 243.2 ISS 3-5 days. May suspend 1-3 days. Notify parents and police. Suspend 1-3 days. Notify parents and police Suspend 5 days. Notify parents and police
    A7 Threatening, intimidating or menacing school personnel including hand gestures or written materials, etc.

     

    E.C. 48900 (a)
    P.C. 71 Suspend 3-5 days. Notify parents and police (depending on severity) Suspend 5 days. Notify parents, police and district. Recommend for expulsion Prior action in effect
    A8 Violation of hands-off (i.e. pinching, pushing, grabbing, or other unwanted touching, hitting, kicking, or spitting)

     

    E.C. 48900 (a) 2-4 detentions or 1 day ISS. Notify parents ISS 1-3 days. Notify parents ISS 1-3 days. May suspend 1-3 days. Notify parents.

     

    B Possession or use of weapons or look alike weapons, or other dangerous objects of no reasonable use (including fire crackers, razor blades, explosives, bomb bags, sling-shot devices, ice-picks, paint guns, air guns or pellet guns, projectiles, etc.)

     

    E.C. 48900 (b)
    E.C. 48902
    P.C. 417 (brandishing)
    P.C. 626.10 (knife)
    P.C. 626.9 (firearm) Call police first. Suspend 5 days. Retain weapon/object. Notify parents and district. May recommend for expulsion. Any dangerous object used in a threatening manner – recommend expulsion Call police first. Suspend 5 days. Retain weapon/object. Notify parents and district. Recommend expulsion Prior action in effect
    C Possession and/or use of alcohol, controlled substance, intoxicant or caustic of any kind (including but not limited to super glue, etc.)

     

    E.C. 48900 (c)
    E.C. 48902
    P.C. 11357, B.H.N.S. 11357(e) marijuana Suspend 5 days. Notify parents, police and district. Refer for substance abuse intervention Suspend 5 days. Notify parents, police and district. Recommend for expulsion Prior action in effect
    D Selling or offering a controlled substance, alcohol, or intoxicant of any kind, including placebo
    E.E. 48900 (d)
    E.C. 48902
    P.C. 11359 H.N.S. Suspend 5 days. Notify parents, police and district. Recommend for expulsion Prior action in effect Prior action in effect.

     

    E Robbery/Extortion (use of force or fear)
    E.C. 48900 (e)
    P.C. 211 – robbery
    P.C. 518 - extortion Suspend 3-5 days. May recommend for expulsion. Notify parents. Reimbursement to be made Suspend 3-5 days. Recommend for expulsion. Notify parents. Reimbursement to be made Prior action in effect.
    F1 Fire setting, arson

     

    E.C. 48900 (f)
    P.C. 451 Suspend 5 days. Notify parents, fire marshal, police and district. Reimburse for damages. May recommend expulsion Suspend 5 days. Notify parents, fire marshal, police and district. Reimburse for damages. Recommend expulsion Prior action in effect
    F2 caused or attempted to cause damage to school property or private property, including graffiti, tagging, etching

     

    E.C. 48900 (f)
    P.C. 594 ISS 1-3 days. May suspend 1-3 days. Notify parents. Graffiti on school property – recommend expulsion if over $100 - reimbursement to be made, notify police ISS 1-3 days. May suspend 3-5 days. Notify parents. Reimbursement to be made. Notify police. May recommend expulsion. If over $100, recommend expulsion ISS 1-3 days. May suspend 5 days. Notify parents. Reimbursement to be made. Notify police. May recommend expulsion. If over $100 – recommend expulsion.

     

    G1 Stolen or attempted to steal school property or private property

     

    E.C. 48900 (g)
    P.C. 488
    P.C. 487 (over $400) ISS 1-3 days. May suspend 1-3 days. Notify parent. Reimbursement to be made Suspend 3-5 days. Notify parent, police and district. Reimbursement to be made. May recommend expulsion Suspend 5 days. Notify parent, police and district. Reimbursement to be made. May recommend expulsion

     

    H1 Smoking, use or possession of tobacco or any placebo

     

    E.C. 48900 (h) Refer for anti-smoking intervention. Notify parent. 3 hours community service and/or 1 day ISS Refer for anti-smoking intervention. Notify parent. 6 hours community service and/or 3 day ISS 1-3 day suspension. Notify parent. Refer to anti-smoking intervention
    I1 Written/verbal abuse or hand gestures directed toward school personnel (including name-calling, insults, profanity, vulgarity, etc.)

     

    E.C. 48900.5
    E.C. 48900 (i) Suspend 1-3 days. Notify parents. Refer to counselor for intervention Suspend 3-5 days. Notify parents. Refer to counselor for interventions. May recommend expulsion if threats are involved (tie to A7) Suspend 5 days. Notify parents. Recommend for expulsion (actions have become “habitual” – tie to A7)
    I2 Profanity/Vulgarity

     

    E.C. 48900 (i) 1-2 detentions. May assign 1-3 days ISS. Notify parents. Refer to counselor for interventions 2-4 detentions. May assign ISS 1-3 days. Notify parents. Refer to counselor for intervention ISS 3-5 days. Notify parent may suspend 1-3 days (tie to K17 Defiance)
    J Possession of drug paraphernalia

     

    E.C. 48900 (j)
    P.C. ISS 1-3 days. May suspend 1-3 days. Notify parents and police. Refer to counselor for intervention. Suspend 1-5 days. Notify parents and police. Refer to counselor for intervention. Suspend 5 days. Notify parents, police and district. May recommend expulsion if at 20 days of suspension.
    K1 Disruption of In School Suspension (ISS)

     

    E.C. 48900 (k)
    P.C. 416 Suspend for the balance of the ISS assignment. Notify parents May suspend 1-5 days. Notify parents May suspend 1-5 days. Notify parents.
    K2 Exhibiting prefight behaviors: challenging to fight, squaring off, encouraging others to fight, making obscene gestures or words likely to cause a violent reaction, etc.

     

    E.C. 48900 (k) 2-4 detentions. May assign ISS 1-3 days. Notify parent. Refer to counselor ISS 1-3 days. Notify parent. Refer to counselor ISS 3-5 days. May suspend 1-3 days. Notify parent
    K3 Gang gesturing /writing – not graffiti/ tagging related or threatening in nature

     

    E.C. 48900 (k) ISS 3-5 days. May suspend 1-3 days. Notify parent and police Suspend 1-3 days. Notify parent and police Suspend 3-5 days. Notify parent and police
    K4 Possession of electronic devices (pagers, ipods, cell phones, etc.), permanent markers

     

    E.C. 48901.5
    E.C. 48900 (k) Confiscate item and warn student. Parent notified and item returned to student at end of day. May assign ISS 1-3 days. Confiscate item and warn student. Parent must pick up item. ISS 1-3 days. Confiscate item and warn student. Parent notified and item retained until end of semester
    K5 Incite to riot, disturbance

     

    E.C. 48900 (k)
    P.C. 404.6 Suspend 3-5 days. Notify parent and police. May recommend expulsion if threats are involved (tie to A7 or 48900.7) Suspend 5 days. Notify parent and police. May recommend expulsion if threats are involved (tie to A7 or 48900.7) Suspend 3-5 days. Notify parent and police. Recommend expulsion if threats are involved (tie to A7 or 48900.7)
    K6 NO SHOW to detention assigned by administrator Double detention time. May assign ISS 1-3 days. Notify parent ISS 1-3 days. Notify parent ISS 3-5 days. Notify parent
    K7 Fraudulent use of school or public phone to call police emergency service, fire department or 911, etc.

     

    E.C. 48900 (k)
    P.C. Suspend 1-3 days. Notify parent and police or fire marshal. May recommend expulsion if incident caused potential physical injury to other students. Suspend 3-5 days. Notify parent and police. May recommend expulsion if incident caused potential physical injury to other students. Suspend 5 days. Notify parent and police. May recommend expulsion if suspended more than 20 day or if incident caused potential physical injury to other students.
    K8 possession of water balloons, squirt guns, water or food fights of any kind, stink bombs or poppers

     

    E.C. 48900 (k) ISS 1-3 days. Confiscate item. Notify parent
    ISS 1-3 days. May suspend 1-3 days. Confiscate item. Notify parent Suspend 1-5 days. Confiscate item. Notify parent
    K9 Unauthorized entry into any unattended school area (i.e. rooms, offices, fields, etc.) – after clear warnings given

     

    E.C. 48900 (k) 1-3 detentions. Notify parent 4-6 detentions. May assign ISS 1-3 days. Notify parents ISS 3-5 days. May suspend 1-5 days. Notify parent.
    K10 Buying or selling meal tickets, food, drinks, or any other unauthorized material

     

    E.C. 48900 (k) ISS 1-3 days. Notify parent. Confiscate item ISS 3-5 days. May suspend 1-3 days. Notify parent. Refer to counselor. Confiscate item. Suspend 1-5 days. Notify parent. Confiscate item.
    K11 falsifying or altering documents, misuse of passes, wrongful possession of school materials, etc.

     

    E.C. 48900 (k) 2-4 detentions. May assign ISS 1-3 days. Notify parents and confiscate item. ISS 1-3 days. May suspend 1-3 days. Notify parent and confiscate item ISS 3-5 days. May suspend 1-5 days. Notify parent and confiscate item.
    K12 Gambling in any form, pitching coins, dice, wagering with cards, etc.

     

    E.C. 48900 (k) ISS 1-3 days. Notify parent. Confiscate items. ISS 3-5 days. May suspend 1-3 days. Notify parent and confiscate item Suspend 1-5 days. Notify parent and confiscate item
    K13 Loitering/trespassing on another school campus
    E.C. 48900 (k) ISS 1-3 days. Notify parent ISS 3-5 days. May suspend 1-3 days. Notify parents. Suspend 1-5 days. Notify parents
    K14 Violation of dress code

     

    E.C. 48900 (k) Allow student to change clothing. Notify parent and advise of dress code requirements. Allow student to change clothing. Notify parent. Assign detention (2-4) Allow student to change clothing. Notify parent. Assign ISS 1-3 days.
    K15 Possession of a lighter or matches

     

    E.C. 48900 (k) 2-4 detentions. May assign 1-3 days ISS. Notify parent. ISS 1-3 days. Notify parent. ISS 3-5 days. Notify parents. May suspend 1-3 days.
    K16 Defiance of authority including lying and refusing to provide or falsifying information, being in unauthorized areas, habitually unprepared for class, etc.)
    E.C. 48900 (k) 2-4 detentions. May assign 1-3 days ISS. Notify parent ISS 1-3 days. May suspend 1-3 days. Notify parent Suspend 1-5 days. Notify parent.
    K17 Disruption of school or classroom activities (i.e., horseplay, playfighting, running, interruption of the learning process)
    E.C. 48900 (k) 2-4 detentions. May assign ISS 1-3 days. Notify parent ISS 1-3 days. May suspend 1-3 days. Notify parent ISS 3-5 days. May suspend 1-5 days. Notify parent
    K18 Reckless riding continued defiance of bike rules, riding skateboards, roller skates, roller blades, etc.

     

    E.C. 48900 (k) Warn student. may confiscate item, if so parent must pick it up 2-4 detentions. Notify parent. ISS 1-3 days. Notify parent
    L knowingly received stolen school or private property

     

    E.C.48900 (l) ISS 1-3 days. May suspend 1-5 days. Notify parent and police. Reimburse. May recommend expulsion if 20 days suspension. Suspend 3-5 days. Notify parent and police. Reimburse. May recommend expulsion if 20 days suspension. Suspend 5 days. Notify parent and police. Reimburse. Recommend expulsion
    M Imitation firearm

     

    E.C. 48900 (m)
    E.C. 48902
    P.C. 417.4 (brandishing)
    P.C. 626.10 Suspend 5 days. Notify parent, police and district. If recommending expulsion tie to b. Prior action in effect Prior action in effect
    N Committed or attempted to commit a sexual assault or committed a sexual battery

     

    E.C. 48900 (n)
    P.C. 261, 266c, 286, 288a, 289 Suspend 5 days. Recommend for expulsion Prior action in effect Prior action in effect
    O Harassed, threatened or intimidated a pupil who is a witness in a school disciplinary proceeding for the purpose of preventing that pupil from testifying or retaliating in any manner

     

    E.C. 48900 (o) Suspend 5 days. Notify parent and police Suspend 5 days. Recommend for expulsion. Notify parent and police Prior action in effect
    Q Hazing/initiation

     

    E.C. 48900 (q) 2-4 detentions. May assign ISS 1-3 days. Notify parents ISS 1-3 days. Notify parents. ISS 3-5 days. May suspend 1-5 days. Notify parents
    PHYSICAL SEXUAL HARASSMENT: intentional or obvious unwelcome or offensive touching, including pantsing

     

    E.C. 48900.2
    P.C. 243.4 Suspend 3-5 days. Notify parents and police. Refer to counselor. May recommend expulsion Suspend 5 days. Notify parent and police. Recommend expulsion. Prior action in effect
    VISUAL SEXUAL HARASSMENT: Offensive posters, cards, cartoons, writing, graffiti, drawings, objects, or gestures, including pornographic material

     

    E.C. 48900.2
    P.C. 242 ISS 1-3 days. May suspend 1-3 days. Notify parent, refer to counselor Suspend 1-5 days. Notify parent. Confiscate item Suspend 3-5 days. Notify parent and police. Confiscate item.
    VERBAL SEXUAL HARASSMENT: Offensive comments, jokes or slurs, graphic verbal comments about an individual’s body and graphic or verbal comments of a sexual nature

     

    E.C. 48900.2
    P.C. 242 ISS 1-3 days. Notify parent. Refer to counselor Suspend 1-5 days. Notify parent Suspend 3-5 days. Notify parent and police
    Hate violence (i.e., any words or actions which reflects negatively on a person’s culture, race or ethnic background
    E.C. 48900.3 ISS 1-3 days. Notify parent. May suspend 1-3 days. Refer to counselor Suspend 1-3 days. Notify parent and police. Suspend 3-5 days. Notify parents and police. May recommend expulsion (if 20 days of suspension or tie to an “A” threats)



    Continual threats, intimidating or menacing another student to create a hostile environment, etc.
    E.C. 48900.4 ISS 3-5 days. May suspend 1-5 days. Notify parent ISS 3-5 days. May suspend 1-5 days. Notify parent Suspend 3-5 days. Notify parent. May recommend for expulsion (if 20 days of suspension, tie to an “A” threats)
    Initiating threatening calls to school (i.e., bomb threats, or other terroristic threats)

     

    E.C. 48900.7
    P.C. 148.1
    P.C. 12303.3 Suspend 5 days. Notify parents, police and district. May recommend for expulsion Suspend 5 days. Notify parents, police and district. Recommend for expulsion Prior action in effect
    Truancy 1 detention per offense. Notify parent 1 detention per offense. Notify parent. 1 detention per offense. Notify parent. Initiate SARB
    Tardy Refer to site tardy policy
    Teacher class suspension Refer to site policy
    *Battery is defined as use of force or violence on a person (detention occurs outside the instructional day)

     

    All unauthorized items brought to school and confiscated by staff such as but not limited to: skateboards, radios, tape recorders, electronic devices, aerosol cans, markers, toys, etc. and related items may or may not be returned directly to the student. Parents may recover confiscated items not held in evidence upon administrative approval within a reasonable period of time. Items not recovered within a reasonable period of time will be discarded. The Santa Paula Elementary School District or any individual school is not liable for damage or loss to these confiscated items. The primary objective of requiring student not to bring restricted materials to school is to ensure students’ focus on education tasks, students’ safety and to prevent the loss or damage of private property.
     
    The Sequential Discipline Guide, was developed by the administrative staff and outlines the consequences for inappropriate student actions which have been referred to the Assistant Principal or Principal. It should be noted that although the school discipline plan affords a framework for dealing with inappropriate student behavior in a comprehensive and consistent manner, each disciplinary issue will be reviewed within the context of its unique circumstances and the educational needs of the student. The Sequential Discipline Guide is considered a guide and each administrator must use his/her judgment in applying its provisions. Situations not specifically addressed in this plan or unusual or extreme cases will be dealt with in accordance with District policy and the California Education Code 48900.