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.
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