University High School strongly believes in the value of technology and recognizes its potential in the school setting to support the curriculum and student learning. The use of technology and information systems is an educational privilege, not a personal right. Technology is implemented at UHS to enhance communications between teachers and students and improve information about classroom experiences for parents. However, University High School expects all users of technology to abide by the policies set forth by federal and state statutes, Board of Trustees, and school discipline policies. IUSD retains the right to change such terms and conditions at any time.
University High School allows students to “Bring Your Own Technology” (BYOT). This program will enable students to attach personal electronic devices the University High wireless guest network. A filtered Internet connection on our “guest” wireless network will be provided for student use. Students and parents need to be aware of several rules and requirements before a device is brought to school:
1. The student is solely responsible for any equipment that he/she brings to school. University High School is not liable for lost, stolen, or damaged personal equipment. Students are encouraged to secure any devices in their lockers or on their person.
2. Student devices are to be used at the discretion of the classroom teacher. In the classroom environment, the teacher or other designated adult is the determiner of appropriate and inappropriate use of technology as well as procedures in that classroom. Inappropriate use of the device may result in confiscation of the device and/or disciplinary action.
3. Students are permitted to use the UHS guest network. University High School will not be liable for any content viewed on a student’s private network. Any student involved in such an act will be subject to disciplinary action.
4. The University High School faculty, staff, and administration (Including IT personnel) will not service any non-district technology, which includes troubleshooting, software or hardware issues. Students are responsible for securing their devices and making sure that they have up-to-date anti-virus software installed, if applicable.
5. Administrators reserve the right to confiscate any technology "privately owned or school owned" when it is being used as a means that does not support a wholesome and safe educational atmosphere for our students or when being accessed during non-approved times. The confiscated technology will be held by the Admin until arrangements have been made to pick up the device and there may be additional disciplinary consequences.
The Irvine Unified School District (IUSD) is offering an online service for its students called Google Apps for Education and Microsoft One Drive. Google Apps for Education and Microsoft One Drive are an internet based group of tools which will allow students to create and store documents, access information, study, and collaborate with students and teachers through the internet. Students can access Google Apps for Education and Microsoft One Drive while at school, but students can also access the online service outside of school from anyplace that they have access to the Internet.
Google Apps for Education and Microsoft One Drive is a secure website that offers dozens of security features specifically designed to keep students’ data safe, secure, and private. Certain laws apply to the use of technology in the Irvine Unified School District, including the following:
Research shows that consistent attendance is a key factor for student success. Students, parents, and staff members all share in the responsibility of ensuring regular school attendance.
All absences are considered unexcused until it is properly reported by the student's parent/guardian of the reason for the absence. When a reason for an absence is properly reported within three school days, an absence may be excused. For example, if a student is absent on Thursday, parents/guardians have until the end of the school day Tuesday (the third school day following the absence) to report the absence. The following defines reasons for which an absence will be excused or remain unexcused (per the California Education Code):
Family business, student or parent work, car trouble, over sleeping, vacation, etc. Teachers are not obligated to provide make up work for any unexcused absence.
1. Bring a note to the attendance office. The note must indicate:
2. Call the attendance office. Call 949.936.7601 to our "24-Hour Hotline". Please include the following in your call:
Students may be excused for leaving campus during the school day ("Early Dismissal") [per the California Education Code] by properly following the procedure defined below:
1. Parents call the Attendance Office, or student brings a note to the Attendance Office prior to departure stating the time and reason for dismissal.
2. Student arrives to the Attendance Office at the time of the Early Dismissal and is signed out while getting an Early Dismissal pass.
3. If the student returns to school on the same day, the student must return the Early Dismissal Pass to the Attendance Office.
Likewise, students who become ill during the school day must report to the Health Office prior to leaving campus. The Attendance Office will issue an Early Dismissal Pass if the student needs to go home.
In the event that an absence goes unreported, or excessive absences accrue, the following consequences will occur.
Homes of students who are reported absent from one or more classes receive a telephone call during the evening hours if the absence has not already been reported by a parent/guardian.
As a part of the Irvine Unified School District's effort to inform parents of accumulative student absences, once a student's absence reaches 5, 10, and 15 days, letters are sent home. This letter is informational, includes all unexcused absences and truants, and is an attempt to offer communication to parents.
If an absence is not reported within three school days it becomes a truant on their attendance record, and the student will be assigned a Saturday School.
At the point that a student's absences and/or tardies become excessive, an administrator may initial the SARB process.
A student late to any class, any period of the day is considered tardy. Students more than 30 minutes late to a class are considered truant that period and need to stop by the Attendance Office before entering that class. Each teacher has an individualized Tardy Policy.
|University High School believes that all students have a right to come to school in a physically, socially and emotionally safe learning environment. To that end, we expect students to demonstrate behavior that supports this goal. Specifically, we ask that all students act with integrity, compassion, respect, and personal and social responsibility. This Code of conduct lists expected behaviors and consequences for violating those expected behaviors. The purpose of these policies are not to be punitive, but rather to be used as learning experiences that work to change poor behavior and promote appropriate decision making.
Students who engage in discrimination or harassment in violation of law, Board policy, or administrative regulation shall be subject to appropriate discipline, up to and including counseling, suspension, and/or expulsion. Any employee who permits or engages in harassment or prohibited discrimination shall be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal. The board also prohibits any form of retaliation against any student who files a complaint or report regarding an incident of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying.
|1. Students will attend all their classes (E.C. 48260).||Detention, Saturday School, loss or parking privileges.|
|2. All absences must be cleared by a parent or guardian within 3 school days. Only parents or guardians may write notes or phone in absences. Students age 18 wishing to write their own notes should see their Assistant Principal for information.||Detention, Saturday School, Referral to SART and or SARB, Parent Contact, loss of parking privileges (Students may incur no more than 12 total un-cleared absences and tardies to be eligible for a parking permit.)|
|3. Students may not leave campus early without obtaining an early dismissal pass from the attendance office.||Saturday School, suspension|
|4. Students will arrive to class on time.||1st through 5th tardy: Teachers’ individual management plan
6th and 7th Tardy (or 1st, 2nd referral): 2 hours Saturday School
8th and 9th Tardy (or 3rd, 4th referral):4 hours Saturday School
10th tardy (or 5th referral): Parent contact: student placed on contract
|5. Students will remain on campus during the school day including office hours and snack unless they have an Early Dismissal Pass. During lunch students may leave campus if they have a lunch pass indicated on their I.D. Adherence to this policy will be monitored by staff spot checks, police, merchants and community reports.||4 hour Saturday School, Possible loss of parking privileges for 1 quarter.|
|6. Students will not use or possess tobacco products (including cigarettes and chewing tobacco) at school or at school sponsored events, such as athletic contests, dances, performing arts functions, etc. This prohibition also applies to electronic cigarettes, hookahs, and other vapor emitting devices with or without nicotine content that may mimic the use of tobacco products.(E.C. 48900 (h)) (B.P.) 5136.6).||Parent contact, referral to IUSD Tobacco Cessation Program and Irvine Police Department (IPD) contact
Subsequent offense: 3 day suspension
|7. Students will not consume, possess, or be under the influence of alcohol, controlled substances or placebos at school sponsored events, such as athletic contests, dances, performing arts functions, etc. (E.C. 48900 (c)), (B.P. 5131.2).||Parent Contact, 2 day suspension, plus an additional 3 day referral to IUSD Alternative Suspension Program, suspension for 10 school days from all student- school sponsored activities, and Irvine Police Department contact|
|8. Students will not furnish or sell drugs, controlled substances or placebos at school or at school events (E. C. 48900 (c)), (B.P. 5131.66).||Parent Contact, suspension, and recommendation for expulsion from IUSD. Police Department notification|
|9. Students will not fight (E.C. 48900 (a)).||1 to 5 days suspension, parent contact, possible police Intervention. Altercations causing serious injury may result in recommendation for expulsion from IUSD|
|10. Weapons or facsimile/replica weapons are prohibited (E.C. 49330, 48900)||Suspension, police notification and may be recommended for expulsion|
|11. In order to protect privacy for all students, to ensure the integrity of the instructional process and minimize the opportunity for cheating University High School prohibits the use of cellular phones and electronic signaling devices during the course of instructional time. Students in violation of this policy are subject to disciplinary action.||Detention, Confiscation of device and/or Saturday School|
|12. Students will adhere to IUSD Technology Resources Acceptable Use Agreement and UHS Internet Use Policy.||Consequences based on significance of infraction from revocation of privileges up to and including expulsion|
|13. Students will attend assigned detention and Saturday School (E. C. 48900 (k)).||Failure to attend detention will result in Saturday School, Failure to attend Saturday School will result in 1 day Suspension|
|14. Students will not loiter in the parking lot during class time, or scheduled school activities (i.e. Office hours, assemblies, etc,) Students on a shortened day may not linger on campus or in the parking lot.||Detention, Saturday School, possible booting of vehicle (with incurrence of a fee at students expense), ticketing (at student’s expense), towing (at student’s expense), possible loss of parking permit if applicable|
|15. Students must have a valid parking permit and park in designated student parking during the school day.||Loss of a campus parking privileges for a period of time Parent contact and/or police intervention
Illegally parked cars are subject to citation by Irvine Police Department, booting, or towing of vehicle at student expense
|16. Students will park and lock bikes in designated areas. Bicycles, skateboards, roller blades etc. may not be used during classes without teacher permission.||Saturday School, suspension|
|17. Electronic listening devices and electronic games may not be used during classes without teacher permission.||Detention, Saturday School, suspension|
|18. Games of chance that include wagering are not permitted on campus.||1st Offense: Confiscation and detention
2nd Offense: Saturday School
3rd Offense: Suspension
|19. Students will respect school and private property, refrain from theft of any kind, including the theft of food from the food court (E.C. 48900 (f, l) (P. C. 549).||Restitution, Saturday School, suspension, IPD notification. Robbery or extortion results in suspension and may result in expulsion from IUSD|
|20. Students may not possess steal or fraudulently use school documents, records (i.e. passes, forms) (E.C. 48900 (k)).||Saturday School, suspension|
|21. Students and staff will be treated with respect (E.C. 48900 (i)).||Referral to Assistant Principal|
|22. Clothing that promotes alcohol, cigarettes, illegal substances, or displays profanity, derogatory racial or ethnic or sexually degrading images or remarks or violates the IUSD Dress and Personal Appearance Policy may not be worn. Students will wear shoes at all times. Examples of inappropriate dress: chains, bandanas, scarves, hairnets or gang related attire, oversized pants or shorts, clothing considered undergarments, clothing exposing undergarments, clothing exposing midriff, upper torso, chest or upper back, or swimwear (C.A.C. Title 5 Sec. 302 Reg. 77)(B.P. 5145.7).||Referral to Assistant Principal, parent contact, change inappropriate clothing, detention, Saturday School|
|23. Physical hazing, bullying, hate violence and other incidences of mob violence are prohibited (E. E. 48900(a), (B.P. 5145.7), (E.C. 422.6).||3-5 day suspension, police intervention; serious injury will result in suspension and may result in expulsion proceedings.|
|24. Students will refrain from harassment, intimidation, or insults whether student-to-student or student-to-adult, including those based on the basis of an individual’s sex. Included are verbal, visual and physical harassment (B.P. 5145.7).||Conference, detention, suspension|
|25. Students may not bring laser pointers to school or after school activities (E. C. 48900 (k)).||Confiscation, parent contact, Saturday School, suspension, possible recommendation for expulsion from IUSD|
|26. Students will refrain from willful defiance of authority or disruption of academic, athletic, or activity programs (E. C. 48900 (k)).||Detention, Saturday School, suspension|
|27. Students will not earn more than four (4) assignments to Saturday School in any one school year.||After the fourth Saturday School, a contact with the parent is established. Subsequent referral to Saturday School, may result in transfer to an IUSD Alternative Education Program.|
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