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Oak View High School
Parent-Student Handbook

COVID-19 Edition

 
 

Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District
12358 6th Street, Yucaipa, California 92399
(909)797-7931 Fax (909)797-7962
John Moore, Principal

 
 
 
Dear Parents/Guardians:
 
Welcome to the 2020-21 school year! We are looking forward to another great year even though we are dealing with a global pandemic called the corona virus. We ended the 2019-20 school year with all schools closed to prevent the spread of the corona virus. Our teachers utilized distance learning to continue providing our students with their academic instruction. Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District will start the 2020-21 school year using distance learning to keep our students and staff safe during these challenging times. We will continue to develop a culture that promotes a positive, “I can succeed here” attitude.
  
Our number ONE priority continues to be the education of your student. We are proud of and continue to have that small school feel that functions as a cohesive unit. We have a dedicated staff, both certificated and classified that works diligently to meet the needs of your student and we want to take this opportunity to welcome you to the Oak View family.

 

During these challenging times, please monitor your email, our website (ovec.yucaipaschools.com), the district website (yucaipaschools.com), and our twitter account (OakView_Yucaipa@OVEC_Yucaipa) daily for important updates.

 
If you have any questions throughout the year, please contact me at 909-797-7931 or at john_moore@ycjusd.us.

 

Sincerely,
 
John Moore
Principal

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Tough times don’t last, but tough people do.”

Robert H. Schuller

  

NONDISCRIMINATION

The Governing Board desires to provide a safe school environment that allows all students equal access and opportunities in the district's academic and other educational support programs, services, and activities. The Board prohibits, at any district school or school activity, unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying targeted at any student based on the student's actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, actual or potential marital, parental or family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics

 

Infectious Diseases

 

The Governing Board desires to protect students from risks posed by exposure to infectious diseases while providing an appropriate education for all students.  The Board recognizes that prevention and education are the most effective means of limiting the spread of infectious diseases. 

 

Infectious Disease Prevention

 

The Superintendent or designee shall collaborate with parents/guardians and local health agencies and organizations to develop a comprehensive approach to disease prevention that promotes preventative measures and education of students and staff.  

 

The Superintendent or designee shall regularly review resources available from health experts to ensure that district programs are based on the most up-to-date information.

 

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that the district's comprehensive health education program provides information about the prevention of infectious diseases, including the nature of bloodborne pathogens and their transmission, as well as information to help prevent the spread of contagious diseases, such as a pandemic influenza.  He/she shall also ensure that each school has sufficient infection prevention supplies that are easily accessible to staff.

 

Universal Precautions

 

Students and staff shall observe universal precautions in order to prevent exposure to bloodborne pathogens and to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.

 

The Superintendent or designee shall inform students of the precautions to be used in cases of exposure to blood or other body fluids through injury, accident, or classroom instruction.

 

 

 

 

 

Students with Infectious Diseases

 

The Superintendent or designee shall exclude students only in accordance with law, Board policy, and administrative regulation.  Because bloodborne pathogens such as hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are not casually transmitted, the presence of infectious conditions of this type is not, by itself, sufficient reason to exclude students from attending school.

 

Parents/guardians are encouraged to inform the Superintendent or designee if their child has an infectious disease so that school staff may work cooperatively with the student's parents/guardians to minimize the child's exposure to other diseases in the school setting.  The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that student confidentiality rights are strictly observed in accordance with law.  

 

 

Student Use of Technology

 

The Governing Board intends that technological resources provided by the district be used in a safe, responsible and proper manner in support of the instructional program and for the advancement of student learning.

 

Electronic disclosure, use and dissemination of personal identification information regarding students is prohibited.

 

Before a student is authorized to use the district’s technological resources, the students and his/her parent/guardian shall sign and return the emergency release card assurance regarding the Responsible Use Agreement specifying user obligations and responsibilities.  In that agreement, the student and his/her parent/guardian shall agree not to hold the district or any district staff responsible for the failure of any technology protection measures, violations of copyright restrictions, or user mistakes or negligence.  They shall also agree to indemnify and hold harmless the district and district personnel for any damages or costs incurred.

 

The Superintendent or designee, with input from students and appropriate staff, shall regularly review and update this policy, the accompanying administrative regulation, and other relevant procedures to enhance the safety and security of students using the district’s technological resources and to help ensure that the district adapts to changing technologies and circumstances.

 

Use of District Computers for On-Line Services/Internet Access The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that all district computers with Internet access have a technology protection measure that blocks or filters Internet access to visual depictions that are obscene, child pornography, or harmful to minors and that the operation of such measures is enforced. (20 USC 6777, 47 USC 254) 

 

To reinforce these measures, the Superintendent or designee shall implement rules and procedures designed to restrict students' access to harmful or inappropriate matter on the Internet and to ensure that students do not engage in unauthorized or unlawful online activities. Staff shall supervise students while they are using online services and may have teacher aides, student aides, and volunteers assist in this supervision. 

 

The Superintendent or designee also shall establish regulations to address the safety and security of students and student information when using email, chat rooms, and other forms of direct electronic communication. 

 

The Superintendent or designee shall provide age-appropriate instruction regarding safe and appropriate behavior on social networking sites, chat rooms, and other Internet services. Such instruction shall include, but not be limited to, the dangers of posting personal information online, misrepresentation by online predators, how to report inappropriate or offensive content or threats, behaviors that constitute cyberbullying, and how to respond when subjected to cyberbullying. 

 

Student use of district network to access social networking sites is prohibited. To the extent possible, the Superintendent or designee shall block access to such sites on district computers with Internet access. 

 

 

Student Use of Technology

 

The Superintendent or designee shall establish administrative regulations governing use of the district’s on-line services.  He/she shall ensure that all users have no expectation of privacy and understand that district staff may monitor or examine all system activities to ensure proper use.  Students who do not adhere to the user obligations and responsibilities as outlined in the Student Responsible User Agreement” shall be subject to revocation of the user privilege and disciplinary action.  For a first-time offense, the user privilege is revoked until a meeting takes place with the student, his or her parent/guardian and a representative of the school district.  On the basis of the offense, the user privilege may be revoked for the remainder of the semester/trimester or 30 days (whichever is more).  For a second time offense, the parent/guardian is notified and the user privilege is revoked for the remainder of the semester or 30 days (whichever is more) and may be revoked for the next semester.  In addition to revoking the user privilege, disciplinary action will result.  Such action will be in accordance with discipline procedures at the school site regarding messages indicating or suggesting pornography, unethical and/or illegal solicitation, racism, sexism, inappropriate language or activity, and any other inappropriate  use  of  technology.   Vandalism, as defined in BP/AR  5131.5 – Students:  Vandalism, shall result in revocation of user privilege, disciplinary action, and legal action as appropriate.  

 

 

 ATTENDANCE

 
Absences
 
There are many reasons why children should attend school every day, by logging into their electronic device and participating in the distance learning classroom, unless they are ill or there is a very serious reason why they cannot. The most important reason is that each day of school provides an important learning experience; however, if your child is not there, he/she misses it.

Excused Absences (EC 48205)

 

Notwithstanding Section Education Code 48200, a pupil shall be excused from school when the absence is:

  1.  Personal illness 
  2. Quarantine under the direction of a county or city health officer
  3. Medical, dental, optometrical, or chiropractic appointments 
  4. Attendance at funeral services for a member of the immediate family. Such absence shall be limited to one day if the service is conducted in California or three days if the service is conducted out of state. Immediate family shall be defined as parent or guardian, brother, sister, grandparent, or any other relative living in the student’s immediate household.
  5. Jury duty in the manner provided by law.
  6. The illness or medical appointment of a child to whom the student is the custodial parent 
  7. Upon advance written request by the parent/guardian and the approval of the principal or designee, justifiable personal reasons including, but not limited to: 
    1. Appearance in court
    2. Attendance at a funeral service
    3. Observation of a religious holiday or ceremony
    4. Attendance at religious retreats for no more than four hours per semester
    5. Attendance at an employment conference.
    6.  Attendance at an educational conference on the legislative or judicial process offered by a nonprofit organization 
  1. Service as a member of a precinct board for an election pursuant to Elections Code 12302 
  2. To spend time with an immediate family member who is an active duty member of the uniformed services, as defined in Education Code 49701, and has been called to duty for deployment to a combat zone for a combat support position or is on leave from or has immediately returned from such deployment. Such absence shall be granted for a period of time to be determined at the discretion of the Superintendent or designee.
  3. To attend his/her naturalization ceremony to become a United States citizen. 
  4.  Participation in religious exercises or to receive moral and religious instruction at the student's place of worship or other suitable place away from school. Absence for student participation in religious exercises or instruction shall not be considered an absence for the purpose of computing average daily attendance if the student attends at least the minimum school day and is not excused from school for this purpose on more than four days per school month. 
  5. Work in the entertainment or allied industry. Such absence shall be excused provided that the student holds a work permit authorizing such work and is absent for a period of not more than five consecutive days and up to five absences per school year.
  6. Participation with a nonprofit performing arts organization in a performance for a public school audience. A student may be excused for up to five such absences per school year provided that the student's parent/guardian provides a written explanation of such absence to the school.
  7. Other reasons authorized at the discretion of the principal or designee based on the student's specific circumstances 


Here is what you, as a parent, can do to help your child get maximum benefits from his/her school year:

  • Make sure he/she attends their distance learning classroom regularly and logs into their digital class on time.
  • Call the school when your child is unable to participate in their distance learning classroom.
  • If you cannot call, send an email to their teachers when your child is able to participate in their distance learning class.

 
COMMUNITY DAY SCHOOL STUDENTS!!!
 
Your attendance is mandatory and attendance is taken each period. Students who do not show up for their distance learning class and a parent did not call in or send an email will be considered truant. Calls are made home each day for every student that fails to show up for their distance learning class on time.

 
For absences of less than five days, notify the teacher and make-up work will be provided. Homework provided to students who are expected to be out three or more consecutive days can be picked up in the office or sent to the part electronically. Any absence for more than one day must have a doctor’s excuse. Please allow at least 24 hours for homework to be provided.
 

Important Information about School Funding
 
As of July 1, 1998, school districts will no longer received funding from the State of California for pupils who are absent from school. This includes all absences, even those related to illness, medical or doctor appointment, or for the purpose of attending funeral services of a member of the immediate family.
 
Schools will receive state funding only for students who actually attend school. If you find it necessary to keep your child out of school for reasons other than an illness, we encourage you to send your child to school for at least part of the day so that your child will not be counted absent and also will not miss out on important school assignments.

 
SART/SARB School Attendance Review Team (SART) and School Attendance Review Board (SARB) are meetings that consist of parents, students, school officials, and possibly law enforcement as a means of formalizes intervention. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss a student’s attendance, grades and/or behavior. When a student is placed on a SART/SARB contract, it gives the student an opportunity to understand and meet the expectation of the SART/SARB panel.
 
Tardiness
 
Students are expected to log into their distance learning classrooms at the start of school each day. Tardiness of even a few minutes is disruptive. Important instructions, announcements and directions for the day’s activities take place during these first minutes. Please help your child to be punctual in logging into their digital class on time. A parent written excuse is required or the student will be considered tardy. . Students “tardy or absent for more than any 30 minute period during the school day without a valid excuse on three occasions in one school year, or any combination thereof, is a truant”.
 
Truancy
 
The following are considered truancies:

  • Being absent from your distance learning classroom without the knowledge and consent of the parent.
  • Leaving the school grounds during the day without permission.
  • Staying out of class without permission.

Possible consequences for truancy include: referral to School Attendance Review Team (SART); referral to School Attendance Review Board (SARB); referral for a CleanSweep citation.
 
Transferring to another School
 
A parent must accompany students in order to check out of school. Please notify the attendance office one day prior to the intended check out date. Students must pay all charges and fines and return all school property before checking out of school. Transcripts, grades and yearbooks will be withheld until all school property is returned or charges and fines are paid.
 

ACADEMICS

 
Homework

 
Homework assignments are specific and related to classroom objectives and are to be completed at home. Assignments may vary according to the individual needs and abilities of students, and varies within the two schools we have here at Oak View.
 
Progress Reports
 
Progress reports are the teacher’s first formal notification that a student is at possible risk of failing. Progress reports will be mailed 4-5 weeks into each quarter. Please contact your child’s teacher immediately to assist your son/daughter to improve. “The written progress report should reflect the educational growth of the student in relationship to the student’s ability, attitudes, interests, conduct or citizenship, and achievement.” BP 5124. Only one mailed school progress report is required by Ed Code. However, teachers may send extra ones on their own.
 
Parent-Teacher Conferences
 
Conferences with teachers must be scheduled before or after school and during the teacher’s conference period. Teachers may be reached through the school office at 797-7931.
 
 
Report Cards
 
Report cards are mailed home after each quarter. Please make sure that the school has your correct mailing address on file to help facilitate the process.
 
Recognition
 
Each student is recognized as an individual who is special and valued for his/her contribution. Our school community recognizes accomplishments of staff, parents and students through:
 

  • Words of encouragement
  • Personal notes
  • Individual awards
  • Classroom awards
  • School wide celebrations
     

Students will be recognized monthly in three important areas:

  • Attitude
  • Attendance
  • Academics

Class Expectations

Teachers, as skilled professionals, have established classroom rules and procedures to maintain an orderly learning environment. These rules are outlined for students at the beginning of the school year and are available upon request. Student guidelines to ensure maximum learning include:

  • Come to school each day and be on time to my classes.
  • Know the school rules and regulations and monitor myself so that I do nothing to violate any of them.
  • Comply immediately, respectfully and thoroughly with any directives from any school personnel.
  • Use time wisely and productively during school, complete class assignments and complete homework.
  • Develop attitudes that contribute to my success in school and behave according to those attitudes.

Promotion
 
Students shall be promoted to the next grade if current grade level standards are met.
 
Retention
 
As early as possible in the school year and in students’ school careers, the superintendent or designee shall identify students who are at risk of being retained. Identification of students will be in accordance with law, Board policy, administrative regulation and the following criteria: report cards, grade level assessments, state assessments, previous overall demonstrated academic achievement, and school attendance. An intervention team that includes an administrator, counselor, teacher and parent/guardian, shall review student data and determine an appropriate course of action. More information is available through the school counselor. Retention is an action to assist the student to accelerate learning and achieve the promotion requirements established by the Board. (BP 5123 a)
 
CAASPP Testing
 
The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress is a computer adaptive test administered in the spring as part of the statewide accountability legislation.
 

STUDENT SUPPORT

 
Cafeteria
 
Oak View serves breakfast for $1.25 and a hot, well-balanced lunch, including milk and juice for $2.75. Pupils bringing lunches may purchase milk and 100% juice for 50 cents each. Students may also purchase snacks or individual items at the food cart. Fast food breakfasts and lunches are not permitted as well as energy drinks, i.e. Monster, Red Bull. Free and reduced-price lunches are available for those who qualify and fill out the necessary application forms. Proper conduct is both expected and required of students eating breakfast and lunch at school.
 
Prohibited Devices
 
School policy prohibits the use of electronic devices, including but not limited to cell phones and pagers, cassette players, CD players, MP3 players, I-pods, electronic games, or any other such devices on school premises during school hours. These items will be confiscated when students do not follow school policy. If students bring these prohibited items, they are bringing them at their own risk and the school will not be found responsible. **See California Education Code below.
 
Valuable Items
 
Please leave valuable items and large sums of money at home!!! Students who choose to bring valuable items to school do so at the risk of becoming a victim of theft. In the cases of stolen property, an effort will be made to help recover the item; however, there are no guarantees. **See California Education
Code below.
 
** As per California Education Code section 35213, the Yucaipa Calimesa Joint Unified School District is prohibited by law form reimbursing students for lost, destroyed or damaged personal property brought by them onto school grounds. For this reason, students bringing valuable property, such as I-Pods, cell phones, camera, musical instruments, expensive jewelry, etc, onto school grounds do so at their own risk. For this reason, the Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District discourages students from bringing such items onto campus.
 
 Phone Calls
 
If you need to reach your student during school hours, please call 797-7931. Cell phones are not allowed in the classrooms and if your student needs to contact you, they may use our office phone. Oak View Education Center has a limited number of phone lines; therefore, the phones in the office are to be used for emergencies only.
 
Counseling
 
Our counseling staff is available to provide guidance services for all students at Oak View Education Center. School counseling services relate, primarily, to academics, social adjustment and short term support. Counselors also conduct whole class presentations focused on academic and social issues.


 

STUDENT BEHAVIOR

 
Discipline
 
Discipline is a form of guidance administered in the best interest of the student. Self-discipline is our goal for all pupils. While the individual child is important, he/she must recognize his/her responsibility as a member of a larger group. The safety of all students is of primary importance to the school administration.
 
Dress and Grooming
 
Students are expected to wear clothing that is suitable for the school activities in which they participate. Students shall not wear clothing that presents a health or safety hazard or causes a substantial disruption to the educational program.

 

The following guidelines shall apply to all regular school activities:

 

1. Clothing, jewelry, and personal items shall be free of writing, pictures, or any other insignia which is vulgar, lewd, obscene, profane, or sexually suggestive or which promotes the use of alcohol, drugs, tobacco, or other illegal activity.

 

2. Appropriate shoes must be worn at all times.

 

3. Clothes shall be sufficient to conceal undergarments. See-through tops and bare abdomens are prohibited.

 

The dress code shall be modified as appropriate to accommodate a student's religious or cultural observance, health condition, or other circumstance deemed necessary by the principal or designee. In addition, the principal or designee may impose dress requirements to accommodate the needs of special school activities, physical education classes, athletic activities, and other extracurricular and cocurricular activities.

 

The dress code shall not be enforced in a manner that discriminates against a particular viewpoint or results in a disproportionate application of the dress code based on students' gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, household income, or body type or size.

Repeated violations or refusal to comply with the district's dress code may result in disciplinary action.

 
Gang-Related Apparel
 
The principal, staff and parents/guardians at a school may establish a reasonable dress code that prohibits students from wearing gang-related apparel when there is evidence of a gang presence that disrupts or threatens to disrupt the school’s activities. Such a proposed dress code shall be presented to the Board, which shall approve the plan upon determining that it is necessary to protect the health and safety of the school environment. The dress code policy may be included in the school's comprehensive safety plan. (Education Code 35183)  

When determining specific items of clothing that may be defined as gang apparel, the school shall ensure that the determination is free from bias based on race, ethnicity, national origin, immigration status, or other protected characteristics.

 

Unacceptable Behavior


 
Unacceptable Behavior
 
Oak View Education Center administration follows the state law requirement for the suspension and recommendation for expulsion of any student who brings a firearm to school, knowingly brandishes or threatens any person with a weapon, participates in any fighting that inflicts serious bodily injury on another person and sells or provides alcohol or other drugs at school. BP 5131.7(a).
 
Consequences
If students do not follow good conduct standards, the following discipline may be assessed:

  • Verbal warning
  • Phone call to parent
  • Time out
  • Referral to office
  • Written notification to parents*
  • Develop a written plan of action
  • Detention at lunch time
  • Conference with parent, teacher, administrator and student
  • Probation department intervention
  • Loss of privilege(s) i.e., special functions, events, field trips
  • Community service to school
  • Suspension from class*
  • Suspension from school*
  • Recommendation for expulsion*
  • Expulsion by school board action*
  • Involuntary transfer to San Bernardino County Schools*
  • Financial liability of parent for student damage, loss, theft, or defacement of school property or injury to persons or personal property*


 *Education/Penal Code Requirement

 

Suspension and Expulsion

 

There are a group of behaviors listed in Education Code 48900 which require an administrator to become involved immediately.  These are serious offenses and can lead to suspension from school and, in severe cases, expulsion. 

·         Causing, attempting to cause, or threatening physical injury

·         Possessing or furnishing a weapon or other dangerous object (including toy weapons)

·         Possessing, selling, negotiating to sell, or furnishing controlled substances or paraphernalia

·         Aiding and abetting an altercation

·         Damaging or attempting to damage school or private property

·         Robbery or extortion

·         Stealing, attempting to steal, or possession of stolen property

·         Hate crime

·         Sexual harassment as defined in Education Code 212.5

·         Possession or use of products containing tobacco or nicotine

·         Committing an obscene act or engaging in habitual profanity or vulgarity

·         Disrupted school activities or otherwise willfully defied the valid authority of school personnel engaged in the performance of their duties (Grades 9-12 only. Students shall not be expelled for this violation)

·         Possession of an imitation firearm

·         Committing sexual assault as defined in Education Code 48900(n)

·         Harassing, threatening, or intimidating a complaining witness in a school discipline matter

·         Engaging in or attempting to engage in hazing

·         Bullying as defined in Education Code 48900(r)

·         Intentionally engaging in threats, harassment, or intimidation directed toward a student or school employee

·         Committing a terrorist threat as defined in Education Code 48900.7

 

These behaviors may lead to expulsion:

·         Causing serious physical injury to another person, except in self-defense

·         Possession of any knife or other dangerous object

·         Possession of a controlled substance

·         Robbery or extortion

·         Assault or battery upon a school employee

 

These behaviors will lead to mandatory expulsion:

·         Possessing, selling, or otherwise furnishing a firearm

·         Brandishing a knife at another person

·         Selling a controlled substance

·         Committing or attempting to commit sexual assault

·         Possession of an explosive

 

SAFETY

 
Closed Campus


Students may not leave campus during the school day without being signed out by a parent or guardian. Anyone signing a student out MUST be listed on the emergency release card.

 

 Visiting the School
 
Adult visitors are welcome and encouraged to visit their student’s classroom. Please make prior arrangements with the teacher. PLEASE CHECK IN WITH THE OFFICE AND SIGN IN WITH THE RECEPTIONIST PRIOR TO VISITING THE CLASSROOMS OR BEING ON THE SCHOOL GROUNDS. The campus is closed to all student visitors from other schools this includes visiting relative and friends.
 
If you need to pick up your child before the end of the school day, you are encouraged to send a note that morning indicating the time your child should be in the office to meet you. Following this procedure minimizes interruptions of class instruction.
 
Emergency Cards
 
At the beginning of the school year, parents are asked to fill out emergency release cards. It is extremely important that the cards be filled out properly and returned to school as emergency names and phone numbers are necessary in the event of an emergency or disaster. If phone numbers or situations change during the school year, please contact the office.
 
Disaster Plans
 
Disasters often strike without warning. In most instances, chances for survival are excellent if disaster planning is done ahead of time and individuals know how to act. Such an emergency may occur when school is in session. In that event, the principal will determine if students shall be released or retained at school. The school staff will protect your student while at school the best they possibly can with the facilities available. In any event, the staff will remain with students until released.
 
Wild Animals
Pets/animals are not to be brought to school unless approval has been given by administration. We would appreciate it if parents would follow up with your student regarding the dangers of touching wild animals. Not only could your child be bitten if he/she handles a wild animal, but the animal may carry a disease. Wild animals found on the campus are not to be touched and should be reported to administration immediately.
 
Personal Property at School
 
Articles of value, jackets, book bags and purses, should be clearly labeled. Students should not bring anything of value, including large amounts of money to school. The school is not responsible for loss or damage. Valuable items such as hand-held video games, cameras, trading cards, tape recorders, I-Pods, CD players, valuable jewelry, headsets, radios, skateboards, pagers, cell phones, toys, other electronic devices, or other personal mementos are to be left at home.
 

HEALTH SERVICES

 
Accidents/Illness
 
When an accident or illness occurs at school, emergency treatment is given and the parent is notified. Since the school does not have facilities or staff to care for sick children, a child not well enough to participate in the classroom may not remain at school. This is not only in the best interest of your child, but serves as a protection for other children as well. Parents should make prior arrangements for someone to transport and care for their child if such a situation should arise. In addition, you are urged to see that the emergency release card is filled out and kept up to date. Please notify the school at once when your address or phone number has been changed.
 
REMEMBER, THE SCHOOL DISTRICT DOES NOT PROVIDE STUDENT ACCIDENT INSURANCE. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING COVERAGE FOR YOUR STUDENT.
 
If you do not have medical, dental, or accident insurance, you need to know that, in case of accident or illness, you will be responsible for the cost of any medical care, including ambulance, emergency room treatment, other medical, hospitalization or other medical charges incurred for your student. Low cost student insurance coverage is available.
If you are interested, please contact your school secretary for an application.
 
Regular Medication
 
Education Code Section 49423 Administration of Prescribed Meds
 
Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 49423, any pupil who is required to take, during the regular school day, medication prescribed for him by a physician, may be assisted by the school nurse or other designated school personnel if the school district receives (1) a written statement from such physician detailing the method, amount and time schedules by which such medication is to be taken and (2) a written statement from the parent or guardian of the pupil in the matters set forth in the physician’s statement. All medication brought to school must be kept in the nurse’s office.
 
Immunizations
 
State law requires that all students entering seventh grade after July, 1999, be immunized for hepatitis B with a series of three immunizations over six months. They must also have a second immunization for measles, mumps and rubella. Students will not be allowed to begin school or pick up their schedules, until proof of complete and current immunizations are provided. Effective July 1, 2001, the Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine is required for (a) children entering kindergarten (or entering first grade, if kindergarten was skipped) in California for the first time on or after July 1, 2001, and (b) older children under 18 years of age from OUT OF STATE, OR OUT OF COUNTRY who enter (or transfer to) a California school at a higher grade for the first time on or after July 1, 2001.
 

BUS TRANSPORTATION

 
Bus Privileges/Route Registration
 
There is a transportation fee for students riding the buses. Please see the attached letter, fee schedule and application for transportation. Parents may choose to provide transportation for their children to and from school. However, personal student transportation is prohibited. Bus transportation is a PRIVILEGE and not a responsibility of the school district. Failure to observe district rules may result in denial of transportation. Students are permitted to ride their designated bus only.
 
School Bus Rules

  • Arrive five minutes early to the bus stop. Stand quietly in a safe place and respect surrounding property and persons.
  • Follow the instructions of your school bus driver at all times.
  • Remain in your seat at all times except when getting off or on the bus.
  • Do not place your head, hands, arms or any body part outside the bus windows.
  • Do not eat or drink on the bus.
  • Do not bring animals, insects or reptiles on the bus.
  • Do not bring harmful substances or objects (drugs, tobacco, alcohol, weapons) on the bus.
  • Abusive language, actions and loud noises are not allowed.
  • Do not destroy or deface any part or equipment on the bus.
  • Do not litter on the bus or at the bus stop.

 

 

 

Bicycles, Skateboards, Roller Blades and Motorized or Gas Powered Scooters

  • Bicycles, skateboards and roller blades are not allowed on campus before, during or after school.
  • No motorized or gas powered scooters are allowed on the Oak View Education Center campus.
  • More information on motorized scooter safety and laws is available on the Internet at www.electricscooterparts.com/laws.html.

 

EDUCATIONAL COMMITTEES

 
School Site Council
 
The School Site Council is a group of school staff and parents working together to:

  • Oversee the development of a comprehensive school improvement plan
  • Become involved in carrying out various activities stated in the plan.
  • Monitor activities to determine whether or not the planned program is working.

If you are interested in being a member of the council, please contact the school. Elections are held at the beginning of the school year.
 
THE IMPORTANCE OF REGULAR SCHOOL ATTENDANCE
It is an absolute necessity that students attend school on a regular basis. Studies originating from a variety of sources indicate that there is a direct correlation between education and income. If your child’s success in life is important to you, it is critical that he/she gets a good basic education. This can only occur if regular school attendance is maintained from kindergarten through 12th grade (13 years). The following are examples of potential education versus actual education for students who are frequently absent, based on 13 years of education with 180 days of instruction per year.
 

Possible Days
 

Actual Days

Attendance
Rate

Days Missed
in 13 Years

Average Days Missed per Year

Education
Loss
 

2340

2340

100%

0

0

0

2340

2317

99%

23

2

Negligible

2340

2223

95%

117

9

2/3 of a year

2340

2106

90%

234

18

1 1/3 years

2340

1755

75%

585

45

3 1/4 years

2340

1170

50%

1170

90

6 1/2 years

 
 
Students who miss 10% or more actually lose more than time. They lose out on skill development, practice, and standards mastery, which can impede their ability to pass the California High School Exit Exam.
Students who regularly miss school miss out on what other students in their classes are getting. They begin to feel that they will never catch up, so why should they try?
 
Regular attendance does not guarantee success, perfect scores, high grades, or a high school diploma, but it does give students the best possible chance. In this life, basic skills are offered “free” only once. The failure to take advantage of a free public education when it is available is very costly. Don’t cheat your children or yourself. See to it that you get your money’s worth the first time around. Promote education in your home and see to it that the leaders of tomorrow – your children – are the best this world has to offer.
You are the first and most important teacher in your children’s lives. Please teach them the value of learning.

 

GRADE REPORTING PERIODS

 

All courses at Oak View High School are on an A to C grade scale for the purpose of earning of credits towards graduation. The “F” grade receives no credit.

 

Progress and Grade reports can be viewed on Aeries.Net through the Oak View High School website by teacher.

 

Progress Reports are issued for those students earning a C or lower in one or more classes approximately six weeks into each eighteen-week semester; these reports are designed to communicate with parents regarding student progress. A progress report grade of C or F indicates that the student is in danger of failing a course, and gives the parent and student an opportunity to seek extra help or communicate with the teacher to determine concerns.

 

The second progress report of the semester is issued at approximately the twelfth week of each semester; these progress grades show a student’s status in all classes.

 

Final grades are issued at the end of each semester. These grades are recorded on the official transcript as part of the student’s permanent record.

HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

According to the Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District Board Policy for Graduation Requirements/Standards of Proficiency Board Policy (BP)/Administrative Regulation (AR) 6146, to earn a high school diploma, students earn a total of 215 credits in the following courses:

 

¬ A passing grade of C- or better must be earned in all courses taken at Oak View High School in order to earn credit toward graduation.

Subject                                               Credits                        Classes

English                                                40 credits                    English 9, 10, 11, 12

History                                                30 credits                    Mod.


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