- ACCOMODATIONS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES
- ATTENDANCE PROCEDURES
- BACKPACKS AND BOOK BAGS
- BULLYING AND HARASSMENT
- BUS CONDUCT
- CAFETERIA - COMMONS - HALLS
- CHANGE OF ADDRESS
- CITIZENSHIP POLICY
- CLASS CHANGE POLICY
- CLEARING THE BUILDING
- CLOSED HALLS
- COMPULSORY EDUCATION REQUIREMENT
- COMPUTER ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
- DRESS AND GROOMING
- EMERGENCY DRILLS
- EQUAL EDUCATIONAL AND EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
- FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT
- FEES AND FINES
- HALL PASSES
- HOME HOSPITAL
- HOMEWORK REQUEST
- HONOR ROLL
- INTERNET ACCESS
- ISP (I SOLVE PROBLEMS)
- LATE OPENING - NO SCHOOL
- LUNCH AND LEARN
- MEAL CHARGES
- MEDIA CENTER
- NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
- PARENTAL RIGHTS IN PUBLIC EDUCATION
- PERSONAL BELONGINGS - TOYS, ETC.
- PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
- PHONES & OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES
- RELIGIOUS EXPRESSION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
- RIGHTS UNDER THE PROTECTION OF PUPIL RIGHTS AMENDMENT
- SAFE & ORDERLY SCHOOLS
- STUDENT NEIGHBORHOOD ACCESS PLAN
- TARDY POLICY
- TELEPHONE USE
- VISITING STUDENTS
ACCOMMODATIONS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES
In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Davis School District and Kaysville Junior High School will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Students, parents, or employees needing accommodations should contact their school LEA/504 Coordinator Kevin Green (402-7208), their principal, or supervisor. You may also contact the District ADA Coordinator, Steve Baker (402- 5315), for parent or employee accommodations; or 504 Coordinator, Adam King (402-5180) for student accommodations. (TDD hearing impaired, 402-5358).
Absence - If a student is going to be absent for any reason, a parent should let the office know the reason. The parent must make a personal contact with the school before a student will be excused during school hours. The school cannot release a student from school to anyone but the legal guardian or adult designated by the guardian. All activities during the school day are mandatory. Activities are planned for students’ educational value. All assemblies, testing, seminars, etc., are considered to be an important part of the junior high school experience. The school will not support any unsupervised release of students during these events or at any other time during school hours. In the event of an absence, all make-up work is the student’s responsibility. Prearranged Absence - Students who must miss school for hospitalization, family trips, etc., should pick up a Prearranged Absence Form in the office. When students arrange unavoidable absences in advance, they stand a better chance of maintaining academic and citizenship standing. The form allows teachers and administrators to know that the student will be absent and details responsibilities the student should have ready upon return. Admit to Class - Admits will only be written for students who check in to school or have been detained in the office. Admits do not excuse a student’s tardy unless so specified. Classroom teachers will determine the expectations for attendance in their individual classes. Check-in/Check-out Policy - A student must sign in through the office before going to class if he or she has arrived to school late. A student must sign out through the office if he or she is going to leave school before the end of the school day. We do not excuse or check students in or out of school over the phone. If you need your student to check in or check out during the school day, please send them with a signed note, or the parents may come in and sign the student in or out. Parents may also excuse an absence/tardy by email, email@example.com. Absences must be cleared within 3 days after returning to school from an absence. Five (5) uncleared absences will result in a citizenship U. Closed Campus Policy - Kaysville Junior High School is a closed campus. Students are to remain on campus during school hours, including lunch time. Students who choose to leave campus without checking out will be considered truant. Tardiness (Unexcused) - Tardiness is disruptive to the orderly running of a school. Students who are excessively tardy will receive reduced citizenship grades and will be subject to school discipline. Four (4) tardies are considered to be excessive in one term in any given class. Truant (Unexcused Absence) - Students are truant if they are not where they are supposed to be during school hours. Citations, unsatisfactory citizenship grades, school suspensions, and alternate school placements are all possible consequences of truancy. According to District Policy the following citations and fines will be issued: Truancy Citation Schedule 1st - Warning2nd - $10.003rd - $15.004th - $20.005th - $25.00 Other Consequences of Truancy A U citizenship grade may be given in classes missed during truancy. An administrative U may be given each term for truancy. Teachers are not obligated to allow students to make up assignments or tests missed as a result of truancy. On-campus detention after school. Parent conference may be required prior to returning to school. Students who exhibit a pattern of excessive truancy will be
BACKPACKS AND BOOK BAGS
The use of backpacks or other large bags will be limited to carrying such bags to and from school, and to transport needed items to/from gym class. Once at school, all such bags shall be kept in student lockers. Backpacks and large bags will be prohibited in classrooms, in the cafeteria, in hallways, and during assemblies, games, and other school activities. This policy includes, but is not limited to, backpacks, duffel bags, brief cases, and large purses. Small purses, smaller than a notebook, will be allowed.
BULLYING AND HARASSMENT
Types of Bullying and Harassment
Cyber-Bullying is the use of cell phones, instant messaging, e-mail, chat rooms or social networking sites such as Instagram and Twitter to harass, threaten, or intimidate someone. The National Crime Prevention Council defines cyber-bullying as “the process of using the internet, cell phones, or other devices to send or post text or images intended to hurt or embarrass another person.”
Bullying- is a school employee or student intentionally committing a written, verbal, or physical act against a school employee or student that a reasonable person under the circumstances should know or reasonably foresee will have the effect of:
- causing physical or emotional harm to the school employee or student;
- causing damage to the school employee’s or student’s property;
- placing the school employee or student in reasonable fear of:
- (1) harm to the school employee’s or student’s physical or emotional well-being; or (2) damage to the school employee’s or student’s property;
- creating a hostile, threatening, humiliating, or abusive educational environment due to:
- (1) the pervasiveness, persistence, or severity of the actions; or (2) a power differential between the bully and the target;
- substantially interfering with a student having a safe school environment that is necessary to facilitate educational performance, opportunities, or benefits
Racial & Ethnic Harassment “Racial and Ethnic Harassment” includes, but is not limited to: racial name-calling, use of racial slurs, taunting, and wearing or displaying racially offensive symbols or messages.
Hazing-is a school employee or student intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly committing an act or causing another individual to commit an act toward a school employee or student that:
- endangers the physical health or safety of a school employee or student;
- involves any brutality of a physical nature such as whipping, beating, branding, calisthenics, bruising, electric shocking, placing of a harmful substance on the body, or exposure to the elements;
- involves consumption of any food, alcoholic product, drug, or other substance,
- involves any activity that would subject a school employee or student to extreme mental stress, such as sleep deprivation, extended isolation from social contact, or conduct that subjects a school employee or student to extreme embarrassment, shame, or humiliation;
- is committed for the purpose of initiation or admission into, affiliation with, holding office in, or as a condition for membership or acceptance, or continued membership or acceptance, in any school or school sponsored team, organization, program, or event;
- is directed toward a school employee or student whom the individual who commits the act knows, at the time the act is committed, is a member of, or candidate for, membership with a school, or school sponsored team, organization, program, or event to which the person committing the act belongs to or participate in.
Sexual Harassment “Sexual Harassment” means unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, other physical or verbal conduct or communication of a sexual nature, and any other gender-based harassment, whether initiated by students, school employees, or visitors. Examples of sexual harassment include, but are not limited to the following:
- Sexual displays of affection;
- Sexually explicit jokes, notes, pictures, “ratings lists,” rumors, and graffiti;
- Catcalls and whistles;
- Unwelcome and offensive touching;
- Sexually suggestive dancing;
- Sexually suggestive or degrading name-calling or gestures;
- Profanity that is sexually suggestive, degrading, or based on stereotypes or preference;
- Clothing with sexually obscene or explicit slogans or messages;
- Possession or distribution of pornography (including sexually explicit Internet sites) of any kind; and
- Harassment through phones, computers or email (see cyber-bullying above.)
No form of sexual harassment by students, school employees, or visitors shall be tolerated. If this happens, immediately tell the person that their behavior is unwelcome and to stop. Victims of sexual harassment and persons with knowledge of sexual harassment are required to report the harassment immediately. Any criminal violation will be reported to the proper legal authorities. All complainants have the right to be free from retaliation of any kind. Retaliation will result in referral to our School Police Resource Officer.
School Complaint Procedure (to be completed by the administration)
- Interview the complainant and document the conversation.
- Interview the alleged harasser regarding the complaint and document the conversation.
- If the alleged harasser admits all or part of the allegations the administrator shall implement appropriate disciplinary action. At a minimum, a written/ verbal warning will be issued.
- If the alleged harasser denies the allegation, the administrator will promptly conduct a further investigation and determine consequences as necessary.
- Investigations should commence as soon as possible and not take longer than five school days to complete. Parents shall be notified if their student is directly involved (complainant or alleged harasser) in a school harassment issue.
Consequences for Harassment
Students may be suspended, transferred to an alternative placement, expelled, referred for police investigation, and/or prosecuted for engaging in any physical or verbal aggression, intimidation, initiation, or discrimination of any school employee or student at school or school-related activity regardless of location or circumstance, including but not limited to bullying, hazing, or sexual, racial, ethnic, religious, or disability-related harassment.
Questions about harassment policy
Please refer to district policy 5S-100-2.6.1
To ensure safety, students must demonstrate responsible behavior while riding the school bus. All students being transported are under the authority of the bus driver and must obey driver requests. Students should follow these rules:
Stay off the pavement as the bus approaches.
Enter the bus in an orderly manner.
Be seated and remain seated while the bus is in motion.
Obey bus driver’s directions immediately.
Do not place objects or body parts out the windows of the bus.
Do not eat or drink on the bus.
Do not litter or vandalize.
Do not open the emergency door or window except in case of emergency.
Do not carry any item which could cause a hazard to passengers.
A school administrator will contact parents and/or the police in cases where students have engaged in disorderly conduct or behaviors that endanger passengers.
Bus Eligibility - To find out if a student is eligible for bussing, please log on to the student’s myDSD account. Go to the “Report Tools” tab, and select the “Transportation Information” tab. Students without Internet access can ask a secretary for a printout of the same information.
CAFETERIA ‐ COMMONS ‐ HALLS
Cafeteria - All food purchased in the cafeteria must be consumed in the cafeteria. The following behaviors are strictly prohibited in the cafeteria:
Running to get in line.
“Cutting in” or saving a place for others in line.
Leaving trash, trays, or food on the tables.
Taking food out of the cafeteria area.
Lunch Accounts - Students may obtain a school lunch by bringing money daily or by depositing money in their lunch account in advance. Money not used during the year will be carried over in the student’s account for the following year. Checks for lunches should be made out to Davis County School Foods. Commons - Vending machines are provided in the commons area for the convenience of students and staff before and after school and during lunch time. The machines will be turned off during class time and 1/2 hour after school ends. The school will not refund money lost in the vending machines.
Halls - Students are not allowed to consume food/drinks outside the cafeteria/commons areas.
The Davis County School District has instituted a citizenship policy that affects high school graduation. Ninth grade students who receive citizenship Us must make them up prior to high school graduation. Citizenship grades will be determined each term by the teacher. The school administration can also issue a citizenship U for negative or inappropriate behavior. An unsatisfactory citizenship grade can result from serious negative behavior. Serious negative behavior may also result in appropriate administrative action including suspensions and/or referral to District Student Services for further action. Serious negative behavior might include, but is not limited to, documented conduct such as:
Five (5) or more uncleared absences in a term
Four (4) or more tardies in a term
Obvious disrespect for school authority
Obvious disrespect for school staff
Use of vulgarity or profanity
Public displays of affection, i.e. holding hands, hugging, kissing, etc
Direct and willful disobedience of school rules and policies
Possession/use of real/imitation controlled substance/drug paraphernalia/alcohol/tobacco or under the influence of a controlled substance/alcohol
Cheating - This includes using someone else’s work as your own.
Theft of private or public property
Excessive absence or tardies
Disruption of learning activities
Vandalism of private or public property
Possession of weapon(s)
In addition to receiving a citizenship U, many of the behaviors described above are considered Safe Schools violations (see the Safe and Orderly Schools section of this handbook). In order to clear a U, a student must complete a school approved project and pay a citizenship fee. When the citizenship credit is satisfactorily made up, the administration will restore the lost credit. Students interested in appealing a U must contact the Citizenship secretary prior to mid-term of the following term.
CLASS CHANGE POLICY
Class changes for both semesters are allowed prior to the beginning of the school year. Only class changes to the second semester schedule will be allowed during the first semester. Deadline for second semester class changes is the last Friday before the start of Second Semester. By school policy no class changes will be allowed during a semester already in session. Any exception to this policy will be rare and require certain conditions, i.e. physical impairment or injury that prohibits or limits participation in a given subject area, improper level placement in subject areas, or professional or medical recommendations that require class changes. Each time a request is submitted for class schedule changes there will be a $10.00 charge.
All classroom halls are closed during lunch. These halls include all the upstairs halls and the three east downstairs halls. Students should be in the cafeteria, the commons area, or outside during lunch. Access to the library and/or gymnasium may be granted to students on a limited basis. Students found in closed halls may be given lunch clean-up, detention, or other appropriate discipline measures.
COMPULSORY EDUCATION REQUIREMENT
A parent or legal guardian having custody over a school-age minor is required under State law to enroll and send a school-age minor in a public or established private school during the school year in the district in which the minor resides. The process of education requires continuity of instruction, class participation, and study. Frequent absences from classes disrupt the instructional process. Parents/guardians are encouraged to work with the school in promoting regular attendance of all students.
COMPUTER ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
Computers used by students are for instructional purposes. Prior to computer use, students and parents will sign an Acceptable Use Policy, which addresses issues related to the use of the Internet. Student misuse of school computers will result in school discipline and a loss of computer privileges.
DRESS AND GROOMING
Kaysville Junior recognizes that dress and grooming affect the behavior of students, and that there are safety and sanitation factors directly related to proper dress and grooming. Communication between families and school personnel regarding proper dress code is important to all parties involved. Any clothing that is deemed by school officials to cause a material disruption of classwork or substantial interfere with the work of the school can be deemed a violation of the school’s Dress Code.
The dress code for students is as follows:
- All students shall wear their hair in a clean and well-groomed manner. Extreme hair styles are prohibited.
- Extreme or slovenly clothing are also prohibited including but not limited to the following items:
- Baggy or sagging pants or shorts
- Excessively oversized jackets or coats
- Inappropriately short, tight or revealing, shorts, skirts, dresses, shirts etc. Must be mid-thigh.
- Clothing that is ripped or torn.
- Bare or stocking feet
- Clothing that displays obscene, vulgar, lewd or sexually explicit words, messages or pictures
- Hats and bandannas
- Clothing attachments or accessories which could be considered weapons such as spikes on boots, bracelets or chokers, chains on wallets etc.
- Exaggerated cosmetics and body paint.
- Exaggerated body piercing
- Clothing that exposes bare midriffs, buttocks or undergarments
- Clothing that advertises a substance a student cannot legally possess or use (tobacco, alcohol, illegal drugs)
- Any clothing or apparel that conveys a specific, particularized message (e.g., political buttons, religious jewelry, or apparel, etc.) that school officials can prove has caused or imminently will cause material disruption of classwork, or substantial interference with the work of the school or invasion of the rights of others may be prohibited.
Extracurricular Activities - Participation in interscholastic athletics, cheerleading, marching band, student government, student clubs, graduation ceremonies, and other extracurricular activities is not a constitutionally protected civil right. Therefore, students who are suspended, transferred to an alternative placement, or expelled, may lose the privilege of participation in all extracurricular activities during the period of discipline and will not be afforded due process procedures to challenge the denial of participation. Students desiring to participate in extracurricular activities must maintain the following standards:
Cheerleading Eligibility - Any student who seeks to be a cheerleader must have maintained a minimum GPA of 3.0 in each of the three terms preceding elections or tryouts. Cheerleaders must not have received more than one F or more than one U total during the three terms preceding tryouts. If a U citizenship grade was received during the three terms prior to tryouts, that U must be cleared before the first day of tryouts. Furthermore, overall citizenship grades may be factored in to the score sheets of cheerleader applicants. Negative citizenship grades such as an N could have an adverse effect on the applicant’s score. Once selected, cheerleaders may not receive any F or U, and must maintain a GPA of 3.0 during each term of office.
Student Government Eligibility - Any student seeking office must have maintained a minimum GPA of 3.0 in each of the tree terms preceding elections. Candidates must not have received any F’s and no more than one U during the previous three terms. The U must be cleared prior to the due date of petitions for office. Appointed officers must meet the same requirements. An N grade may have an adverse effect on the applicant’s score. Once in office, officers may not receive an F or U, and must maintain a 3.0 GPA during their term of office. In order to provide opportunities for more students, a student may only be a part of student government for 2 consecutive years.
Athletics Eligibility - In the term preceding athletic participation, students must have obtained a minimum GPA of 2.0 and must not have received more than one F (Incompletes are considered F’s until made up). All U’s must be cleared prior to athletic participation. Determination of academic and citizenship eligibility shall be made no later than the seventh calendar day following the last day of the grading period. Grade changes after that time cannot restore lost eligibility. Students falling below these standards on any end-ofterm report card will be immediately ineligible to participate. Midterm reports do not apply. Students may appeal to the Standards Committee for further consideration of their standing.
Emergency drills are conducted periodically for the purpose of practicing safe and efficient responses to multiple situations. Students should take each drill seriously and follow the instructions, guidelines, exit routes, etc. posted in classrooms or given by school administration and/or law enforcement. For fire drills, once outside, students should stay at least 100 feet from the building and close to their teachers. Once the drill is completed, school administration and/or law enforcement will give permission for students to re-enter the building and/or resume regular activities.
EQUAL EDUCATIONAL AND EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
It is the policy of the Davis School District and Kaysville Junior High School to provide equal educational and employment opportunity for all individuals. Therefore, the District and Kaysville Junior High School prohibit all discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status in its programs and activities, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other youth groups. This policy extends to all aspects of the district’s and Kaysville Junior High School’s educational programs, as well as to the use of all district facilities, and participation in all District-sponsored activities.
FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT Student Education Records The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law designed to protect the privacy of a student’s education records. FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children’s education records. These rights are:
Inspect and review all of their student’s education records maintained by the school within 45 days of a request for access.
Request that a school correct records believed to be inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA. Parents who wish to ask the school to amend a record should write the principal or appropriate school official, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed and specify why it should be changed. If the school decides not to amend the record as requested by the parent, the school will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and advise them of their right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment.
Parent consent before the school discloses personally identifiable information (PPI) from a student’s record except to the extent FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. Such exceptions include, but are not limited to: School officials with legitimate educational interests;
Other schools to which a student is transferring; Individuals who have obtained court orders or subpoenas;
Persons who need to know in cases of health and safety emergencies;
Officials in the juvenile justice system;
A State agency or organization that is legally responsible for the care and protection of the student;
Specified official for audit or evaluation purposes; or
Organizations conducting studies for or on behalf of the District.
A school official is a person employed by the District as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel); a person serving as a volunteer; a person serving on the District School Board; a person or company with whom the District has contracted to perform a special task (such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, or therapist). A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.
Student Directory Information - Directory information, which is information that is generally not considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if released, may be released at the discretion of school officials, without consent, for appropriate reasons such as school publications, newspaper articles, and to outside education-related organizations. In addition, two federal laws require secondary schools to provide military recruiters, upon request, the names, addresses and telephone listings of their students. The Davis School District has designated the following information as directory information: 1) student’s name; 2) student’s address; 3) student’s telephone number; 4) date of birth; 5) parent email address; 6) participation in officially recognized activities and sports; 7) weight and height of members of athletic teams; 8) degrees, honors, and awards received; 9) photograph; 10) most recent educational institution attended by the student. If you, as a parent, do not want Kaysville Junior High School to disclose directory information from your child’s education records without your prior written consent, you must notify the school in writing annually.
Parents who believe their rights have been violated may contact the school’s administration or file a complaint with:
FEES AND FINES
Students and parents are responsible to pay all applicable school fees and fines. Persons interested in applying for a Fee Waiver should contact the principal. Students who owe fines or fees at the end of the school year will not receive their yearbook until arrangements have been made with the administration to clear their fines. Arrangements may be made prior to yearbook day.
Students must have a hall pass in order to be in the hall during class time. Each faculty member will have a hall pass. This pass will be given to any student leaving class and returning the same period. A hall pass can only be used by one student at a time. Class time is valuable and use of the hall pass will be limited to those situations where it is absolutely necessary. Reasons for using a hall pass include the following:
Student needing to go to his/her locker.
Student needing to use the restroom.
Student needing to run an errand for a teacher.
Other vital teacher/student needs.
When a student needs to check out of school for various reasons (doctor, dentist, court, etc.), he/she should present a note to his/her teacher. This note becomes a hall pass. If the student does not have a note from home, the teacher can allow the student to leave, but must write a note that will act as a hall pass. The student will then be required to call home from the attendance office in order to verify the need to check out. A library pass/note will be required when using the Media Center during lunch or class time. The library pass will act as a hall pass.
Homework assignments can be obtained for students who have been absent from school due to illness or injury two (2) or more days in a row. The following procedure can be used to obtain a student’s missed work assignments:
Homework may be requested on or after the second day of illness.
A parent of the ill student should contact the teacher directly or through e-mail and request assignments for the previous two days of school and for the current day.
Teachers can also be contacted through my.DSD on the district web page. Homework will be turned into the office during the school day from all classes for which requests for homework were made.
A family member, another student, or a friend designated by the family can pick up the homework collected in the office and accompanying textbooks, etc., from the student’s locker between 3:00 and 3:30 p.m.
The student and/or parent is responsible for returning all homework to the teachers.
If a student is going to be absent from school for more than 10 consecutive days due to illness or injury, please contact the school for Home/Hospital services. Students who know about vacations and other foreseen absences should make arrangements for homework with the teachers themselves.
HONOR ROLL A student may achieve the Honor Roll in scholarship, citizenship and attendance. Students who make the Honor Roll or who have perfect attendance are recognized each term they qualify. The requirements for being placed on the honor rolls are as follows:
4.0 Honor Roll - 4.0 GPA
High Honor Roll - 3.70 - 3.99 GPA
Honor Roll - 3.5 -3.69 GPA
Citizenship - five (5) H’s or more
Perfect Attendance - No absences or tardies (school excused excluded)
ISP (I SOLVE PROBLEMS)
The ISP program is designed to provide a safe and calming place where students can work toward resolving problems that get in the way of their educational progress at school. In this venue, the student problem solves inappropriate behaviors, develop action plans, enact restitution and provide apologies where needed to restore relationships with individuals impacted by their behavior choices. Student may be assigned to the ISP Program for a period, a day or a series of days depending on the circumstances. As opposed to a punitive In School Suspension environment the ISP seeks to empower students to own their own behavior and to find ways to proactively find solutions under the guidance of a caring adult. Parents will be notified if a student spends more than 1 period in the ISP room. The ISP Program is considered a Tier 3 behavioral intervention (RED) in the intervention system.
LATE OPENING ‐ NO SCHOOL
If a severe blizzard, heavy snowstorm, or ice storm occurs during the night, which makes driving hazardous, and such conditions are known by 7:00 a.m., or for any other emergency identified hazardous by the Superintendent, either a “Late Opening” or a “No School” announcement will be made through local media outlets. Parents will also be able to determine whether schools are closed by calling 801-402- 5500, as well as by visiting the district webpage at www.davis.k12.ut.us. In the event that it is necessary to start school late, the predetermined starting time for “Late Opening” will be 10:10 a.m.
During registration, each student will be issued a locker. No more than two students will share one locker. Lockers are to be maintained in a neat and clean fashion. Any object, photo, or picture displaying alcoholic or tobacco substances, or other inappropriate material may not be hung in lockers. Students should not leave valuable items, such as money or electronic devices, in their lockers. The school will not be responsible for the theft of items from lockers. Combination locks are provided on all lockers. Changing combinations will cost $5.00. Combinations will be changed only one time at student request. Students should not give the combination to others. Individuals having problems with their locker should report to the office after going to class first and getting a hall pass. See the Safe and Orderly Schools/Search and Seizure portion of this handbook for the policy regarding student rights and lockers.
LUNCH AND LEARN
The Lunch and Learn program is designed as an alternative to our regular school lunch program. Student that are assigned to the L&L Program are expected to report to the L&L Room at the beginning of their assigned lunch. Students will eat in the L&L Room and receive proactive social skill lessons and restorative guidance from a caring adult. The last 10 minutes of the L&L program students are expected to assist Custodial and Nutrition Services Personnel in cleaning the lunchroom and the surrounding area. Students may be assigned to the L&L Program for a day, a week or a series of weeks depending on the nature and severity of the problem behavior presented. Parents will be notified via email if their student has been assigned to the L&L Program. The Lunch and Learn program is considered a Tier 2 behavioral intervention (ORANGE).
The purpose of these procedures is to establish consistent meal charging and collection procedures districtwide. The District’s goals are:
• To maintain a positive experience for students during meal service.
• To treat all students with dignity and respect.
• To establish practices which are age-appropriate.
• To minimize meal charges and encourage parents to pre-pay for all meals.
• To promote parents’ responsibility for meal payment and selfresponsibility of the student.
Meal Accounts- Payment in advance for meals enables the District to achieve these goals. Personal checks and cash deposits are accepted daily at the schools. For convenience, deposits may also be made by credit/debit card through a parent’s my.DSD account.
Emergency Meal Service- The Board of Education acknowledges that on occasion, students may forget or lose meal money. In such cases, the student’s statement of need shall be accepted and a meal will be made available. School lunch employees shall not, withhold a meal, provide an alternate meal, pull a student from the line, ask the student to call his parent or friend, stamp the student’s hand, or otherwise call attention to the student who has forgotten or lost meal money. A school lunch employee may remind a student attending a secondary school that his account is in the negative. The cost of the unpaid meal will be charged to the student’s account.
Evaluate Individual Circumstances- When a student repeatedly comes to school without a meal from home or money to participate in the school meal program, school administrators should consider if circumstances in the home warrant contacting social workers or Child Protective Services. Frequent requests may indicate the family’s need for free- or reduced price meals. School administrators may work with the family to apply for school meal benefits. All meals eaten before a free- or reduced-price meal application is processed and approved are the responsibility of the parent and must be paid for. Repayment for Meal Charges and Bad Checks- Federal guidelines prohibit the Food and Nutrition operation from writing off bad debts as a result of charged meals. Every effort will be made to collect for unpaid meals. Unpaid meal charges may result in the following:
• An automated telephone call to the parent.
• An email sent to the parent.
• A verbal reminder to student attending a secondary school.
• School lunch manager contacting parents by phone or notes in teacher mail boxes. 12
• In case of significant delinquent payments, a letter will be sent home from the Food and Nutrition Department.
Parents are responsible to pay all of their student’s meal charges. All unpaid charges will be added to the list of any outstanding fees or unpaid fines at the end of the school year. Uncollected meal charges shall be handled the same as other school debt.
NOTICE OF NON‐DISCRIMINATION
Davis School District and Kaysville Junior High School do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law, in its programs and activities, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquires or complaints regarding the non-discrimination policies may be directed to an individual’s principal or supervisor and/or District Compliance Officer: Steven Baker, Associate Director Human Resources
ADA (Employment Issues) Coordinator
Davis School District 45 East State Street
P.O. Box 588 Farmington, Utah 84025
Adam King, District 504 Coordinator 504
(Student Issues) Coordinator Davis School District
45 East State Street P.O. Box 588 Farmington, Utah 84025
Barnardo Villar, Director of Equity
Title IX Compliance Coordinator
Race, Color, National Origin, Religion, or Gender in other than Athletic Programs
Davis School District
45 East State Street
P.O. Box 588
Farmington, Utah 84025
Tim Best, Health Lifestyles Coordinator
Title IX Compliance Coordinator
Gender Based Discrimination in Athletic Programming
Davis School District
45 East State Street
P.O. Box 588
Farmington, Utah 84025
Scott Zigich, Director of Risk Management
Physical Facilities Compliance Coordinator
Davis School District P.O. Box 588
20 North Main Street
Farmington, Utah 84025
(801) 402-5307 TDD
(hearing impaired): (801) 402-5358
PARENTAL RIGHTS IN PUBLIC EDUCATION The Davis School District and Kaysville Jr. High shall reasonably accommodate** a parent’s or guardian’s:
Written request to retain a student in kindergarten through grade 8 on grade level based on the student's academic ability or the student's social, emotional, or physical maturity.
Written request, prior to scheduled event, to excuse the student from attendance for a family event or a scheduled proactive visit to a health care provider. (Student agrees to make up course work for school days missed for the scheduled absence).
Written request to place a student in a specialized class or an advanced course. (In determining whether placement is reasonable, the District shall consider multiple academic data points).
Request to excuse the student from taking an assessment that is federally mandated, is mandated by the state, or requires the use of a state assessment system or software that is provided or paid for by the state.
Initial selection of a teacher or request for a change of teacher.
Request to visit and observe any class the student attends.
Request to meet with a teacher at a mutually agreeable time if unable to attend a regularly scheduled parent teacher conference.
Each accommodation shall be considered on an individual basis and no student shall be considered to a greater or lesser degree than any other student. **Reasonably accommodate for purposes of this section means the District or school shall make its best effort to enable a parent or guardian to exercise a parental right specified here without substantial impact to staff and resources, including employee working conditions, safety and supervision on school premises and for school activities, and the efficient allocation of expenditures; while balancing: the parental rights of parents or guardians; the educational needs of other students; the academic and behavioral impact to a classroom; a teacher’s workload; and the assurance of the safe and efficient operation of a school. The parental rights specified here do not include all the rights or accommodations available to parents or guardians from the public education system.
PERSONAL BELONGINGS ‐ TOYS, ETC.
Any item or toy that disrupts class or school may be confiscated and a parent must make arrangements to pick the item up in the office. Roller blades and skateboards may not be used on campus. If a student brings these items to school, they must be put in that student’s locker upon arrival. A storage rack is also available near the front entry way. Students must provide their own lock. Large amounts of cash and other expensive personal belongings are prime targets for theft. It is expected that students not bring articles to school that are not used in the educational program.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag shall be recited by students at the beginning of each school day in each public school classroom in the State, led by a student in the classroom, as assigned by the classroom teacher on a rotating basis. Participation in the Pledge is voluntary and not compulsory.
PHONES & OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES
Scope - Electronic devices have become a common means of communication and information access in today’s society. However, these devices have the potential of disrupting the orderly operation of the school. The school has therefore created this policy to govern the possession and use of electronic devices on school premises, during school hours, at school sponsored activities, and on school transportation.
Definitions - For purposes of this policy “Electronic Device” means a privately owned wireless and/or portable electronic handheld equipment that include, but are not limited to, existing and emerging mobile communication systems and smart technologies (cell phones, smartphones, pagers, etc.), portable internet devices (mobile managers, mobile messengers, BlackBerry ™ handset, etc.), Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) (Palm organizers, pocket PCs, etc.), handheld entertainment systems (video games, CD players, compact DVD players, MP3 players, iPods ©, Walkman ™ devices, etc.), and any other convergent communication technologies that do any number of the previously mentioned functions. Electronic Device also includes any current or emerging wireless handheld technologies or portable information technology systems that can be used for word processing, wireless Internet access, image capture/recording, sound recording and information transmitting/receiving/storing, etc.
Possession and Use of Electronic Devices - Students may possess and use electronic devices at school subject to the following:
- Students may carry or possess electronic devices at school and school sponsored activities.
- Electronic devices must be completely powered down, turned off and kept out of sight during class periods. Electronic devices may not be left on in vibrating mode.
- At no time may electronic devices be used in restrooms or locker rooms.
- Students may use electronic devices before school, after school, between classes, and during lunch break only.
Prohibitions - Electronic devices shall not be used in a way that bullies, humiliates, harasses, or intimidates school-related individuals, including students, employees, and visitors, or violates local, state, or federal law. Electronic devices may not be used during assessments such as the Utah Performance Assessment System for Students assessments unless specifically allowed by law, student IEP, or assessment directions.
Confiscation - If a student violates this policy, his/her electronic device may be confiscated. When an employee confiscates an electronic device under this policy, he/she shall take reasonable measures to label and secure the device and turn the device over to a school administrator as soon as the employee’s duties permit. The electronic device will be released/returned to the student’s parent or guardian after the student has complied with any other disciplinary consequence that is imposed.
Disciplinary action that may be taken - Any electronic device used outside the guidelines stated will be confiscated by school officials. When this policy is violated, the following process will be used by school officials:
- 1st Offense: Device confiscated. May be picked up in the office at the end of the day.
- 2nd Offense: Device confiscated. Will only be released to a parent by an administrator.
- 3rd Offense: Device confiscated. Will only be released to a parent by an administrator and an administrative U may be given.
Violation of this policy can result in discipline up to and including suspension or expulsion, and notification of law enforcement authorities.
A student who violates this policy may be prohibited from possession of an electronic device at school.
Confiscation of device can happen for increasing periods of time for subsequent violations.
Failing citizenship grades, removal of privileges for extra-curricular activities, honor privileges or recognition.
Security of Devices - Students shall be personally and solely responsible for the security of electronic devices brought to school. The school shall not assume responsibility for theft, loss, damage, or unauthorized calls made with an electronic device. If devices are loaned to or borrowed and misused by non-owners, device owners are jointly responsible for the misuse or policy violation(s).
Procedures for Reporting - Individuals wishing to report a violation of this policy should contact a school administrator.
Prohibitions on Video/Audio Recording - Camera or audio recording functions of electronic devices may pose threats to the personal privacy of individuals, used to exploit personal information, and or compromise the integrity of educational programs. Accordingly, the use of the audio recording or camera functions of electronic devices is strictly prohibited on school premises at all times.
Permissible Use - With prior approval of the administrator, the above prohibitions may be relaxed under the following circumstances:
- The use is specifically required to implement a student’s current and valid IEP.
- The use is at the direction of a teacher for educational purposes.
- The use is determined by the administrator to be necessary for other special circumstances, health-related reasons, or emergency.
RELIGIOUS EXPRESSION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
In compliance with existing Federal and State law regarding religion and religious expression in public schools, the District or school may neither advance nor inhibit religion. It is the District’s policy to: 1) allow students and employees to engage in expression of personal religious views or beliefs within the parameters of current law, and 2) maintain the school’s official neutrality regarding sectarian religious issues according to the constitutional principal of separation between church and state.
RIGHTS UNDER THE PROTECTION OF PUPIL RIGHTS AMENDMENT
The Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) affords parents certain rights regarding the use of surveys or other school activities which may involve the collection or use of protected information These include the right to:
I. Consent before students are required to participate in any survey, analysis, or evaluation that reveals information, whether personally identifiable or not, concerning the student’s or any family member’s:
a. Political affiliations or beliefs;
b. Mental or psychological problems;
c. Sexual behavior, orientation or attitudes;
d. Illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating, or demeaning behavior;
e. Critical appraisals of others with whom the student or family have close family relationships;
f. Legally recognized privileged relationships, such as with lawyers, doctors, or ministers;
g. Religious practices, affiliations, or beliefs;
h. Income, other than as required by law to determine program eligibility.
II. Receive notice and an opportunity to opt a student out of activities involving collection, disclosure, or use of personal information obtained from students regarding any of the protected information areas.
a. Protected information surveys designed to be administered to students.
b. Instructional material used as part of the educational curriculum.
Davis School District has policies in place to protect student privacy as required by both State and Federal law. Kaysville Junior High School will directly notify you of the specific or approximate dates of activities which involve the collection or use of protected information and provide an opportunity to opt your student out of participating in such activities.
Parents who believe their rights have been violated may contact the school’s administration or file a complaint with:
Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-5920
Informal inquires may be sent to FPCO via the following email address: PPRA@ED.Gov.
SAFE & ORDERLY SCHOOLS
It is the policy of the Davis School District and Kaysville Junior High School to promote a safe and orderly school environment for all students and employees. Criminal acts or disruptive behavior of any kind will not be tolerated, and any individual who engages in such activity will be subject to school disciplinary action as determined by school administrators, District disciplinary action as determined by the Department of Student and Family Resources Case Management Team, police referral, and/or prosecution. In determining appropriate discipline, school officials will consider the totality of the circumstances, including the severity of the offense, as well as the individual’s age, disability status, intent, academic status, and prior disciplinary record.
Weapons and Explosives-Automatic One Year Expulsion - Any student who in a school building, in a school vehicle, on District property, or in conjunction with any school activity, possesses, controls, sells, arranges for the sale of, uses or threatens use of a real weapon, explosive, noxious or flammable material, or actually uses or threatens to use a look-alike or pretend weapon with the intent to intimidate another person or to disrupt normal school activities, shall be expelled from all District schools, programs, and activities for a period of not less than one calendar year; unless the Case Management Team determines on a case-by-case basis, that a lesser penalty would be more appropriate. The terms “weapon,” “explosive,” and “noxious or flammable material” include but are not limited to: guns, starter pistols, cap guns, knives, martial arts accessories, bombs, bullets and ammunition, fireworks, gasoline or other flammable liquids, matches, and lighters.
Drugs/Controlled Substances - Any student who possesses, controls, uses, distributes, sells, or arranges the sale of an illegal drug or controlled substance (which includes alcohol, tobacco in any form, and electronic cigarettes), an imitation controlled substance, or drug paraphernalia in a school building, in a school vehicle, on District property, or in conjunction with any school activity, may be suspended, transferred to an alternative placement, tested for drugs, expelled, referred for police investigation, and/or prosecuted.
Serious Violations - Students may be suspended, transferred to an alternative placement, expelled, referred for police investigation, and/or prosecuted for committing any of the following school-related serious violations: 1) threatening or causing harm to the school, school property, or persons associated with the school, or property associated with that person, regardless of where the conduct occurs; 2) committing any criminal act, including but not limited to: assault, harassment, hazing, rape, trespass, arson, theft, vandalism, possession or use of pornographic material on school property; 3) engaging in any gang activity, including but not limited to: flashing gang signs, displaying or spraying gang graffiti, wearing or displaying gang-related clothing or apparel, or soliciting others for membership in a gang.
Disruption of School Operations - Students may be suspended, transferred to an alternative placement, expelled, referred for police investigation, and/or prosecuted for any conduct that creates an unreasonable and substantial disruption or risk of disruption of a class, activity, program, or other function of the school, including but not limited to: frequent, flagrant, or willful disobedience, defiance of school authority, criminal activity, fighting, noncompliance with school dress code, possession of contraband (i.e., drug paraphernalia, pornography, mace, pepper spray, laser pen, chains, needles, razor blades, bats and clubs), or the use of foul, profane, vulgar, harassing, or abusive language.
Due Process - When a student is suspected of violating Kaysville Junior High School or District policy, the school administrator must meet with and inform him/her of the allegations and provide the student the opportunity to give his/her version of the incident. If the school administrator determines sufficient evidence exists to impose discipline, the school administrator shall notify the parent or guardian that 1) the student has been suspended; 2) the grounds for the suspension; 3) the period of time for which the student is suspended; and 4) the time and place for the parent or guardian to meet with a designated school official to review the suspension.
Authority to Suspend or Expel - The school administrator has the authority to suspend a student for up to ten school days per incident. If the school administrator desires or contemplates suspending for longer than ten school days, or expelling a student, the school administrator shall make a referral to the District’s Case Management Team.
Bullying/Cyber-Bullying/Harassment/Hazing - Students may be suspended, transferred to an alternative placement, expelled, referred for police investigation, and/or prosecuted for engaging in any written, physical, or verbal aggression, intimidation, initiation, or abusive conduct of any school employee or student at school or a school-related activity regardless of location or circumstance, including but not limited to bullying, cyber-bullying, hazing, or retaliation. District policy may be found at 5S-100 Conduct and Discipline. Kaysville Junior High School policy may be found at www.davis.k12.ut.us/410 or a copy may be obtained in the school office.
Search and Seizure - School officials have the authority to search a student’s person, personal property, or vehicle while located on school property or at a school sponsored activity, when they have reason to believe that the search will turn up evidence that the student has violated or is violating a particular law or school rule. Students have no right or expectation of privacy in school lockers, desks, or other storage areas provided for student use. School lockers, desks, or other storage areas are the sole property of the Davis School District and Kaysville Junior High School. Periodic general inspections of school lockers, including the use of drug detecting canines, may be conducted by school authorities for any reason at any time, without notice, without student consent, and without a search warrant.
Extracurricular Activities - Participation in interscholastic athletics, cheerleading, student government, student clubs, graduation ceremonies, and other extracurricular activities is not a constitutionally protected civil right. Therefore, students who are suspended, transferred to an alternative placement, or expelled, may lose the privilege of participation in all extracurricular activities during the period of discipline and will not be afforded due process procedures to challenge the denial of participation.
Kaysville Junior High School has high expectations for exemplary student behavior at all activities. The following rules will help us maintain a high standard of behavior at athletic events:
All spectators will remain in the stands and stay off the playing area before, during, or after athletic
Spectators are prohibited from having noise makers of any kind, such as whistles, cow bells, horns, etc. Megaphones and signs are also prohibited at athletic events.
Booing or contesting calls made by referees is not considered to be good sportsmanship and will not
Any student-led cheer should be in support of our team, and not directed toward the other team, its
fans, or the referees.
Tardiness is disruptive to the orderly running of our school and is disrespectful to teacher’s preparation for class. Students are expected to be on time, prepared with necessary materials and have a positive attitude for each class. Students who are excessively tardy will receive reduced citizenship grades and will be subject to school discipline. Students are not to be in the hall when the tardy bell rings. Infractions of this rule will be administered as follows:
1st tardy: No change in citizenship grade
2nd tardy: May receive a “S” or “G” in Citizenship grade
3rd tardy: May receive an “N” in Citizenship grade and guardian contacted by e-mail
4th tardy: May receive a “U” in Citizenship and referred to the office
5th tardy: May receive 1 day of Lunch and Learn
6th tardy May receive multiple days of Lunch and Learn
TELEPHONE USE The office phones are for business purposes. A telephone for student use is available by the front doors. Students using the student phone during class time should first obtain a hall pass from their teacher. Students who need rides after school should plan in advance of school activities and arrange for transportation before they come to school. The office phone will be available for students needing to check out.
TRUANCIES A student is considered truant if they are unaccounted for while at school. Truancies are disruptive to the teaching/learning process and hamper the safety/security of student’s while at school. Parents will be notified if their student is issued a truancy citation. Parents may appeal a truancy citation in writing to the school Principal. A truancy citation may be issued for the following reasons:
1. Any time a student is unaccounted for in class or in an unauthorized area of the school.
2. Being out of class without permission.
3. Being 10 minutes late to class without a valid reason.
4. Using a hall pass for more than 10 minutes.
5. Leaving campus without authorized permission.
6. A pattern of unexcused absences.
A truancy citation carries with it a fine from $10 to $25. An administrative “U” may be issued for the first truancy and a “U” in each class affected by subsequent truancies. Chronic truancy offenders will be referred to our Local Case Management Team for intervention.
Vandalism is defined as an action involving deliberate destruction or damage to public school property. Examples of vandalism include but are not limited to:
defacing school lockers
breaking ceiling tiles
scratching or etching school desks
removing school signs
Students who commit these infractions will be assessed a fine from school administrators that will include the cost of replacement to restore the damaged property to its original state. In addition, students may receive an Administrative U and/or restorative consequences may be imposed.
Visitors are to check into the main office upon entering the building. Only school personnel, parents, or legal guardians are permitted to visit with students during school hours. Any exceptions to this policy must be cleared with the administration. High school students are not allowed on campus or in the KJH designated parking areas. Trespassers will be referred to the police.