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DINUBA HIGH SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT
Striving towards the GOAL!
Motto: "Begin with the End in Mind!'
Option 1- Español
Option 2- Attendance
Option 3- Transcript/Enrollment
Option 4- Finance
Option 5- Library
Option 6- Counseling
Option 7- Administration Office
Option 8- Nurse
Option 9- Athletics
Option 0 - Other Inqueries
Dinuba High School Staff Email Directory
All Dinuba High School staff can be contacted via the school website: http://dhs.dinuba.k12.ca.us/directory
Access to this email directory promotes open lines of communication between all stakeholders: Students, Parents, Community and School
*all rules and regulations in this student handbook are subject to change as deemed necessary
California Scholarship Federation (CSF)
The local chapter of the California Scholarship Federation (CSF) recognizes high scholastic achievement on the part of the student. Membership is based on grades earned in grades 9-12 each term. The student must apply for membership during the two-week window opened by the CSF Advisor & posted on the CSF Google Classroom (Google Classroom code: gg6m2r4). Membership is not possible with letter grades of "D" or "F" or a citizenship grade of "U" meaning unsatisfactory. To be a life-time member and be recognized at graduation, a student must join CSF 4 of the last 6 semesters. One of the six semesters must be during the senior year.
Four-Year University Admission Requirements (minimum A-G requirements)
To be eligible for admission to most four year universities, the following 15 courses must be completed with at least a “C” grade. In addition, some schools might require the SAT or ACT exam. See your counselor for help with course registration.
a. History/Social Science- 20 credits
b. English- 40 credits
c. Mathematics- 30 credits
d. Laboratory Science- 20 credits
e. Language other than English- 20 credits (all in the same language)
f. Visual or Performing Arts - 10 credits
g. College Preparatory Elective - 10 credits (from approved list)
Grade Point Averages (GPA)
Averages are to be calculated on the basis of the following scale: A grade of "A", 4 points; a grade of "B", 3 points; a grade of "C", 2 points; "D", 1 point; "F", 0 points. Grade points awarded to AP and honors classes are weighted and carry an additional grade point when the student receives a grade of "A","B" or "C". An incomplete grade "I" earns no grade points and is treated like an "F" in calculating G.P.A. If the incomplete grade is not replaced, it becomes an “F” two weeks after the last grading period. Grades for student assistant are recorded as pass "P" or fail "F" only, and those completing a sport also earn a Pass “P” credit only..
Grades and Attendance
There is a direct relationship between grades and attendance. Attendance interventions will take place following SARB procedures. The Variable Credit model is used when a student enrolls and was not enrolled in another school, variable credit uses the states model of seat time.
The California Education Code and Board Policy require that before issuing a failing grade at semester, a teacher holds a parent/teacher conference or notify the parent/guardian in writing of the pending failure.
California Ed. Code 49067 reads:
The governing board of each school district shall prescribe regulations requiring evaluation of each pupil’s achievement for each marking period and requiring a conference with, or a written report to, the parent of each pupil whenever it becomes evident to the teacher that the pupil is in danger of failing the course.
The DUSD Board Policy 5121 states:
Additionally, in accordance with Section 49067 of the California Education Code, teachers must provide a written report or hold a conference with the parent/guardian of each student who is in danger of failing a course. Such deficiency notices must be made to a parent/guardian long enough before the end of the grading period so that the student could have adequate time to achieve a passing grade in the course.
220 credits for graduation
- English- 40 credits
- Math- 30 credits (Math 1- 10 credits/20 credits of other math -10 taken during grades 11/12)
- Physical Science- 10 credits Life Science- 10 credits
- 3rd Year of Science or CTE Course- 10 credits World History- 10 credits
- U.S. History- 10 credits American Government- 5 credits Economics- 5 credits
- Fine Arts or Foreign Language- 10 credit Physical Education- 20 credits
- Electives- 60 credits
Honor Roll & Principal’s List
Honor Roll and Principal’s List are computed on report card grades first term and second term. Students who earn a 3.0 (B) grade point average and have satisfactory citizenship are placed on the honor roll. Students earning a 3.5 GPA and have satisfactory citizenship are placed on the Principal’s List. A grade of “D” or “F” will disqualify a student.
PE Credit Options
Any student who successfully completes a DHS sport may receive 5 additional credits towards PE. A maximum of 60 credits is allowed in P.E. (15 credits per year). Any student who completes a year of NJROTC may also receive 5 PE credits and 5 elective credits. Any student who passes the fitness test in grade 9 can complete two years of band or percussion.
to earn one year of PE credit.
PowerSchool (attendance and grades)
POWERSCHOOL LOG IN DIRECTIONS (Academics and Attendance):
Students are encouraged to maintain good study habits by getting into the routine of checking their academic progress daily by logging onto PowerSchool.
2. Type in your PowerSchool Web ID: & Password
3. Click on the icon that corresponds to what you want to view. If you want to check current grades, click on the “Grades” icon. If you want to check on attendance by period, click on the “Attendance” icon. If you want to email a teacher, click on the teacher’s name (blue color).
*District Code = TBLH
Progress Toward Graduation Requirements
At the end of each semester, counselors will review each student’s progress toward completion of the credit and subject requirements to graduate. When a student can no longer earn enough credits to graduate from Dinuba High School, they will be referred to alternative education through our educational opportunities committee.
Report Cards/Progress Reports
Report cards are mailed out at the end of each term. Progress reports are mailed (approximately) every six weeks and are for parents and students to monitor achievement. More frequent progress reports may be requested by parents from his/her student’s counselor. However, we encourage all students/parents to use PowerSchool frequently to monitor grades and attendance.
Each year, Dinuba High School will recognize all students in the graduating class with a grade point average (GPA) above a 4.0 as valedictorians. Students recognized as valedictorian will be classified as cum laude for a GPA of 4.01-4.199, magna cum laude for a GPA of 4.2–4.299, and summa cum laude for a GPA of 4.3 or above. Students eligible for valedictorian cannot have any F grades. The grade point average used for determining the valedictorians will be a weighted grade point average, excluding summer school, zero period, 7th period, and pass/fail courses. The number of weighted classes to be used in this calculation will be limited to the number of weighted classes available to that graduating class during their four years of high school. Valedictorians meeting Summa Cum Laude with a GPA of 4.3 or above (S1 of senior year) will be eligible to audition for graduation speeches. The number of speeches will be determined by the administration.
All students will be encouraged to excel in academics, as it is our belief that every student can succeed with guidance, support and the tools necessary to succeed in academics and life.
Upon entering high school, each student is assigned a counselor to help with all aspects of academic, career, and personal planning. Your counselor will be happy to help you. To let your counselor know you wish to see him/her, fill out a "Request to See Counselor" slip in the Counseling Office located at South Campus. Your counselor will call you in as soon as possible. School counselors are trained to help you with academic planning, career decisions, interpretation of test scores, and personal concerns. Information of a personal nature shared with your counselor is confidential (private) and told to no one else without your permission. Some exceptions to this are that a counselor must report
(1) child abuse; (2) child neglect; (3) sexual molestation; (4) planned, attempted or perpetrated criminal activity; or (5) situations involving a clear and present danger to you. Be assured that California law generally requires the counselor to keep certain information confidential, unless one of the legal exceptions applies or you give written permission for the counselor to reveal such information.
Alcohol & Other Drug Counseling
Dinuba High School believes that it is in the best interest of the community to take steps to promote a drug-free student body. Assistance and support for students at DHS include: concern for others in class, drug/alcohol awareness and recovery programs. If a student is suspended for possession of and/or under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, he or she will automatically be assigned to Turning Point Drug & Alcohol Counseling. If you suspect that a friend may have a drug and or alcohol problem, please contact your counselor. CONFIDENTIALITY is maintained.
California Youth Crisis Line
Child Protective Services
RAPE Crisis (Visalia)
Suicide Hot Line (Teens)
National Runaway Switchboard
Dinuba Police Department
Turning Point Youth Services
Dinuba Children’s Services
See Something, Say Something
Sandy Hook Promise
California College Guidance Initiative (CCGI)
Dinuba High School counseling team will continue to work with students in the development of their individual academic, college, career and life plan through the use of the online program called CCGI. Parents also have an opportunity to join student and counselor by creating their own account online. By parents having an account, they will be able to enter into the discussion counselors and students are having in the areas of academics, college, career, and life goals.
California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE)
The California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE) is a voluntary test that assesses proficiency in basic reading, writing, and mathematics skills taught in public schools. The test is given in English only.
You may take the CHSPE only if you meet one of the following requirements on the test date:
1. You are at least sixteen years old.
2. You have completed at least one academic year of the tenth grade.
3. You are enrolled in the second semester of tenth grade.
For additional information about the CHSPE and test dates, go to this website: www.cde.ca.gov/statetest/chspe
Class Change Policies
Class changes will ONLY be made during the first TEN school days of the first semester (with the exception of Advanced Placement courses according to the AP Contract). A class may be changed for the following reasons:
· Graduation requirements omitted from schedule
· College requirements omitted from schedule
· Failing grade in a prerequisite course
· Special programs (band, choir, PAT, etc.)
· Course needed for career pathway identified on student’s individual learning plan
· Extenuating circumstances requiring an administrative decision
College and Career Center
All students are encouraged to take advantage of the services provided by the College and Career Center. The College and Career Center is located in the main building at North Campus. Open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., this room provides up-to-date information regarding colleges and careers. Our career technician is prepared to direct students to the proper information source. Other services provided in the College and Career Center are the many noontime presentations by counselors, colleges, vocational schools, and Armed Services. In addition, a computer lab is available for student use.
College Course Policy
Dinuba High School encourages students to challenge themselves academically and consider beginning their college path while in high school. The following are policy statements concerning students enrolling in High School Enrichment (HSE) college courses while in high school.
· Students are eligible to take college courses while in the 11th or 12th grade. Students must be recommended by their counselor and meet the college requirements to enroll. (Reedley College requires a 2.5 cumulative GPA and placement test. COS requires counselor recommendation but no GPA requirement.) Students must complete all the proper paperwork before they will be admitted.
· Students must petition a course when requesting high school credit for a college course. When the college term is over a student must bring an official copy of their grades to the registrar if they want the course on their transcript for high school credit. Second semester seniors taking a college course to meet graduation requirements can only do so, if they will receive a final grade before
· All high school enrichment college courses on the transcript will be excluded from the high school grade point average.
· Juniors and seniors must be enrolled for 4 periods at DHS and can enroll in two periods at college.
· It is the student’s responsibility to take all college applications and enrollment papers to the college admissions office. ∙ Students attempting to meet CSF requirements should check with their counselor or CSF advisor to see if the course will count toward CSF.
Edgenuity is an online credit recovery program available to students who are behind on credits. A maximum of 40 credits (20 per year) may be earned through Edgenuity. All credits must be completed when senior grades are due in May.
Dual Enrollment Courses
Dinuba High School offers dual enrollment courses to our students. These courses earn high school and college credit through Reedley College and Fresno City College. Each year, we are able to offer additional classes, as indicated in the course catalog and course selection sheets.
ELD Support Classes
All designated English learners at Dinuba High School will be assigned to a required ELD Intervention class. All English Learners are required to take the ELPAC exam each year. Please see the site EL Coordinator for questions.
Grants and Scholarship Information
This information is made available to students through their counselor. See Ms. Rivera in the Career Center for additional information.
Individual Counseling & Support
If you or a friend are experiencing problems of a psychological and or emotional nature, please see your counselor. Services may be provided on a referral basis to Dinuba Children’s Services. Confidentiality is maintained.
Learning, Guidance, and Student Support Center (LGSSC)
The Learning, Guidance and Student Support Center is designed to address the social-emotional health of students (preschool through twelfth grade) and families by providing appropriate support, services, and linkage to community resources. The center, which houses two educational social workers, provides our students and families with tools and skills for school readiness through three components:
· Early identification and intervention
· Home-focused outreach and case management
· An asset-based approach to education
Repeating a Course
A student can repeat a core academic or college admission requirement for credit only if they have earned a D or F as a grade. Subject requirement is given for the higher grade and elective credit is given to the lower grade. Some vocational courses that teach different skills each year may be repeated for credit as well.
Student Assistant/Science Lab Assistant
A student can be a student assistant for a teacher of the office or a science lab assistant for a teacher once during grades 11 or 12. Students must have good attendance demonstrated by the previous year finishing with less than 21 negative marks. Students must be on track to complete a pathway or a-g requirements, have a minimum GPA of 2.5 or greater, and parent permission is required.
Dinuba High School students have online help with classes 24/7. Visit the school website or ask your counselor for additional information.
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
PBIS is based on the principles of applied behavior analysis and the prevention approach and values of positive behavior support. At Dinuba High School, we implement EMPS (Excellence, Maturity, Perseverance and Safety) in six settings: classroom expectations, hallway, restrooms, parking lot, lunch, technology, social media, and school activities.
Behavior Referral Intervention:
When a student is referred out of the classroom for either an accumulation of minor or a major behavior infraction, the student will first report to the SHIELD student support center. SHIELD staff members will engage students in restorative practices that will help students gain insights that will help a student learn what triggers them, what the resulting behavior is, and how to better handle that behavior in a more positive manner in the future. SHIELD staff members will determine if a student needs to be seen by a counselor or Assistant Principal.
When other means of correction including preventative and restorative practices or alternative intervention services fail to bring about positive behavior improvement, the Assistant Principal will be notified and an alternate form of discipline that may include suspension will be considered.
THE SHIELD (On - Campus Support) - Where students recognize their behavior and redevelop their Excellence, Maturity, Perseverance, and Safety
The SHIELD is a safe place and an opportunity for each student to take a deeper look at why they are there. The room is called the shield because it is a place where our DHS Emperors can drop their armor and unpack and examine their behaviors on campus.
This space is designated to help students with many areas including:
- A break from a conflict that may have occurred in class with another student or the teacher.
- For violating a class rule after multiple interventions and support from the teacher
- A personal concern (with the teacher’s approval)
- Something that is preventing the student from being present in class mentally.
- Assigned to the room from one of the Assistant Principals and/or Counselors on campus due to breaking a school rule or policy.
While in THE SHIELD, students will engage in behavior reflection, restorative dialogue, and be provided resources and support for behavior including social, emotional, and academic needs.
*This process is part of the implementation of Restorative Practices on campus. Students are encouraged to make better choices and to seek help when faced with difficulties. Students will receive interventions based on the problem behavior.
Interventions can include:
● Reflective apology letter/conference (shared with all parties)
● Research Reports on the topic
● Restorative Circle
● Restorative Justice Conference
● Counseling (1x1, Group, Social Emotional, School Psychologist, Social Worker)
● Student Study Team Meeting
● Parent Conference
● Referral to Learning, Guidance, Student Support Center
● Behavior Contract
Classroom Step Policies and SHIELD Referrals:
Dinuba High School Teachers are expected to maintain classroom management by fostering a community of learners, developing positive relationships and establishing clear expectations within the classroom. Teachers will use the DHS student services system for tracking behavior interventions in the classroom. Teachers will engage in reteaching strategies and classroom interventions for minor behavioral issues before referring a student to the SHIELD on a behavioral referral. Strategies may include 1-1 conference, reteaching of expectations, parent contact, seating change, and other classroom interventions. Students may also be referred to the SHIELD for social-emotional support and counseling services when appropriate.
Minor 1: Classroom intervention, parent contact. Minor 2: Classroom intervention, parent contact. Minor 3: Referral to SHIELD student support center. Minor 4: Referral to SHIELD student support center. Minor 5: Referral to SHIELD/Assistant Principal.
Minor 6: Referral to SHIELD/Assistant Principal.
Minor and Major Behavior Examples and Intervention
When a student engages in a minor behavior infraction, in-class interventions occur with a documented intervention step. When a major behavior infraction occurs, the student will be referred to the SHIELD.
Minor Behavior Examples
Major Behavior Examples
Defiance Disrespect Disruption
Dress Code Violation (can be fixed in the classroom) Inappropriate Gestures
Inappropriate Display of Affection Inappropriate Language Improper Use of Technology Failure to Follow Classroom Rules Unprepared to Learn (Chronic)
Tardy 6 + (Teacher can request intervention from counselor/AP) Tardy 18 + (Student referred to Saturday School)
NAM 54 + (Student can be issued loss of walk notice)
*Possible Interventions for Minor and Major Infractions can include:
Interventions can include:
● Reflective apology letter/conference (shared with all parties)
● Research Reports on the topic
● Restorative Circle
● Restorative Justice Conference
● Counseling (1x1, Group, Social Emotional, School Psychologist, Social Worker)
● Student Study Team Meeting
● Parent Conference
● Referral to Learning, Guidance, Student Support Center
● Behavior Contract
Profanity (continues after redirection)
Inappropriate Language (continues after redirection) Fighting (Verbal/Physical)
Technology Violation Defiance (Refusal to Comply) Acceptable Use Violation (DUSD Technology Agreement) Weapons
Dress Code (Cannot be fixed in the classroom) Honesty Policy
Property Damage Vandalism
Illegal Activity (Alcohol/Drugs) Obscene Vulgar Act
Driving Policy Violation Threats
Whenever possible, verbal notification will be given to parents immediately and in all cases shall be followed by written notification. Students on suspension are excluded from all school activities during the period of suspension (weekends included). Suspended students are expected to be at home during the hours that school is in session while the suspension is in effect, unless they are suspended on campus (OCS). Make-up work will be issued by the teacher. Suspended students are excluded from attending and/or participating in extra-curricular activities during the period of suspension. Any student suspended for a fight will automatically be placed on a behavior contract and violation of this contract will result in an involuntary transfer to alternative education.
Suspension days will be issued in accordance with the Dinuba Unified School District Coordinated Discipline Guide and established Dinuba High School policies (see below for offenses that can warrant a suspension).
Reasons that Warrant Suspension
A (1) Caused, attempted to cause, or threatened to cause physical injury to another person. [E.C. Section 48900(a) (1)
A (2) Willfully used force or violence upon the person of another, except in self-defense. [E.C. Section 48900(a) (2)
B Possessed, sold, or otherwise furnished any firearm, knife, explosive, or other dangerous object, unless, in the case of possession of any object of this type, the pupil had obtained written permission to possess the item from a certificated school employee, which is concurred in by the principal or designee. [E.C. Section 48900(b)
C Unlawfully possessed, used, sold, or otherwise furnished, or been under the influence of any controlled substance, as defined in the Health and Safety Code, an alcoholic beverage, or an intoxicant of any kind. [E.C. Section 48900(c)
D Unlawfully offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell any controlled substance, as defined in the Health and Safety Code, an alcoholic beverage, or an intoxicant of any kind, and then either sold, delivered, or otherwise furnished to any person another liquid, substance, or material and represented the liquid, substance, or materials as a controlled substance, alcoholic beverage, or intoxicant. [E.C. Section 48900(d)
E Committed or attempted to commit robbery or extortion. [E.C. Section 48900(e)]
F Caused or attempted to cause damage to school property or private property. [E.C. 48900(f)] G Stole or attempted to steal school property or private property. [E.C. 48900(g)]
H Possessed or used tobacco or any products containing tobacco or nicotine products, except as provided in Section 498901 [E.C. Section 48900(h)]
I Committed an obscene act or engaged in habitual profanity or vulgarity. [E.C. Section 48900(i)
J Had unlawful possession of or unlawfully offered, arranged or negotiated to sell any drug paraphernalia, as defined in Section 11014.5 of the Health and Safety Code. [E.C. Section 48900(j)]
K *Disrupted school activities or otherwise willfully defied the valid authority of supervisors,
teachers, administrators, school officials or other school personnel engaged in the performance of their duties. [E.C. Section 48900k)]
L Knowingly received stolen school property or private property. [E.C. Section 48900 (l)] M Possessed an imitation firearm. [E.C. Section 48900(m)]
N Committed or attempted to commit a sexual assault or a sexual battery as defined by the Penal Code. [E.C. Section 48900(n)]
O Harassed, threatened, or intimidated a pupil who is a complaining witness or witness in a school disciplinary proceeding for the purpose of either preventing that pupil from being a witness or retaliating against that pupil for being a witness, or both. [E.C. Section 48900.4]
R Engaged in an act of bullying, including, but not limited to, bullying committed by means of an electronic act, as defined in subdivisions (f) and (g) of Section 32261, directed specifically toward a pupil or school personnel. [E.C. Section 48900 R]
.2 Sexual Harassment. [E.C. Section 48900.2]
.3 Causing, threatening to cause or participating in an act of hate violence. [E.C. Section 48900.3]
.7 Terroristic threats against school officials or school property
While a student is suspended, he/she is PROHIBITED from:
· Being on any school campus or property
· Attending any school function
PLEASE BE ADVISED:
Students should not be allowed to leave home during the days of suspension unless accompanied by parent/guardian.
At Dinuba High School, we believe honesty is an important value tied to character. Cheating on tests/homework, lying and/or falsifying information/data is not acceptable at Dinuba High School. Instances of cheating need not be confined to tests and homework. Plagiarism (using other’s ideas and words without clearly acknowledging the source of information such as copying and paraphrasing information from a book, magazine, Internet, using Artificial Intelligence to write a paper/assignment, or turning in someone else's work as your own) is also considered cheating. Honesty policy violations will be referred by the teacher and reviewed by an administrator and consequences will be rendered accordingly. Consequences for honesty policy violations will be determined by the administration in collaboration with our teaching staff and may include, SHIELD referral, failure on the assignment, and suspension.
Electronic Device Policy
Cell phones, or any music producing devices, as well as earbuds (i.e. AirPods)and over the ear headphones (i.e. Beats) are NOT ALLOWED to be visible and or worn in classrooms. Individual speakers are not allowed to be playing during school hours. The school is not responsible for lost or stolen property. If it is observed that a student is using their electronic device/s without permission during instructional time, the student will be asked to relinquish their electronic device/s immediately. While on campus, cell phones are allowed to be out and used during passing time, lunchtime and before/after school. Cell phones and earbuds are NOT allowed to be visible or used in the CLASSROOM for non-instructional purposes. Students caught using cell phones and or any electronic device when prohibited will be required to turn over property to staff members. All confiscated items will be turned into the South Campus office. Parent/Guardian/Emergency Card Contact will be responsible to pick up any confiscated items at the South Campus office. Dinuba High School teachers have the discretion to allow the use of electronic devices for instructional purposes only in their classrooms and under their direct supervision and established use policy.
Consequences for Violating Electronic Device Policy
1st Violation/Office Visit- Item is confiscated and a parent will have to pick up the confiscated item between the hours of 3:30 and 4:30 pm, or the following day.
2nd Violation/Office Visit- Item is confiscated, and a parent is required to pick up the confiscated item between the hours of 3:30 and 4:30 pm, or the following day.
3rd Violation/Office Visit- Item is confiscated, and a parent is required to pick up the confiscated item between the hours of 3:30 and 4:30 pm, or the following day.
4th Violation/Office Visit- Item is confiscated, and a parent meeting with an administrator is required to pick up the confiscated item between the hours of 3:30 and 4:30 pm or the following day.
Refusal to relinquish an electronic device, after a violation will be deemed as defiance and will subject student to further disciplinary actions which include, but may not be limited to, a suspension. The school assumes no responsibility or liability for loss or damage to electronic devices. This includes all electronic devices found on school grounds and automobiles
Recommendation for Alternative Education Placement:
Students with continuous discipline and/or academic issues and/or who demonstrate a danger to themselves and or other students on campus may be recommended for alternative education. This includes students who engage in two or more fights regardless of who starts the fight, students with severe attendance problems, and students, who have been identified as affiliates in a gang and or who fail to comply with a DHS behavioral contract. Any student with twenty (20) days of suspension may be recommended for expulsion and/or alternative education. DHS has the right to recommend any involuntary transfer to include the current semester + one more term. Should a student wish to return to DHS, a review process based on the criteria that the student has maintained satisfactory progress and or made progress in the areas of: discipline, academics and attendance will take place at the end of each term.
A student must be present each period during the day to participate in any co/extracurricular activities (e.g., games, dances, field trips, band trips, assemblies, etc.) Only a doctor or court absence verified by the attendance office will be acceptable to participate in a school sponsored activity. Any note from a doctor/court must indicate the time of which the visit occurred. The visit must take place during the period of which the student was absent. CIF policies will be in effect for athletic contests. Administrators have discretion to allow student participation in activities under extenuating circumstances.
Attendance Requirement to Graduate on Stage
In order to participate in the graduation ceremony, a student must maintain a 95% attendance rate each year they are enrolled at Dinuba High School. For each year of enrollment, a student cannot accumulate more than 53 periods of negative attendance occurrences, (unexcused, unverified absences, cuts, unexcused tardies, tardies, or TMT “tardy more than 30 minutes”) per year which amounts to 5% of the school year. Absences that are excused, court related, or in conjunction with a school activity are not counted as negative attendance occurrences. A student must have less than 54 periods of negative attendance, for each year of enrollment, otherwise, the student will lose the privilege to walk in the graduation ceremony during their senior year. See section of handbook on Saturday School for ways to recover negative attendance marks that will affect the ability to walk in graduation. Students will be notified of Loss of Walk status prior to May 10th, 2024. If you have extenuating circumstances, please contact a school administrator. It is the responsibility of the student/parent to clear all absences through the attendance office. If an absence is not cleared through the attendance office within THREE days of the absence it must be recorded as unexcused, tardy or TMT. Call 595-7220 to clear absences, tardy or TMT.
Driver's License Tests
Students are not excused to take driver's license tests on school time. Late afternoon appointments may be obtained from the Reedley Department of Motor Vehicles by phoning, or making an appointment online.
A pupil absent from school under Ed Code Section 48205 shall be allowed to complete all assignments and tests missed during the absence that can be reasonably provided and upon satisfactory completion within a reasonable period of time, shall be given full credit therefore. The teacher of the class from which a pupil is absent shall determine which tests and assignments shall be reasonably equivalent to, but not necessarily identical to, the tests and assignments that the pupil missed during the absence. Ed. Code 48205. A student shall be excused from school when the absence is:
• Due to illness
• Due to quarantine under the direction of a county or city health officer.
• For the purpose of having medical, dental, vision, or chiropractic services rendered.
• For the purpose of attending funeral services of a member of his or her immediate family, so long as the absence is not more than one day if the services are conducted in California and not more than three days if the service is conducted outside of California. • For the purpose of jury duty in the manner provided for by law
• For justifiable reasons, including, but not limited to, an appearance in court, attendance at a funeral service, observance o f a holiday or ceremony of religion, attendance at religious retreats, attendance at an employment conference, or attendance at an educational conference on the legislative or judicial process offered by a non-profit organization when the pupil’s absence is requested in writing by the parent or guardian and approved by the principal or designated representative pursuant to uniform standards established by the governing board.
**upon written request by parent/guardian and approval of principal or designee
Gambling on Campus
Gambling on campus is not allowed (cards, dice, etc.). Gambling is a violation of Ed Code 48900 (k) and Penal Code 330.
Students are required to have a pass anytime they are out of class (to the office, restroom, nurse, etc.)
Students who need to leave school during the day MUST be signed out, in person, by an authorized adult listed in their emergency contacts. Students, who leave campus at ANY TIME during the school day without a Permit to Leave, will receive an UNEXCUSED absence. If a student leaves at lunch, parents must call to verify the same day.
If a student is absent, the student should communicate with their teacher(s) regarding missed instruction and assignments. Students should ask their teachers about expectations for missed assignments and material that was covered while they were absent. Teachers should have procedures and expectations in place to assist students when they are absent.
SARB (School Attendance Review Board)
If a student's attendance is poor, parents are requested to appear before the School Attendance Review Board (SARB). SARB is specifically charged with finding solutions to unresolved student attendance and discipline problems (tardies, cuts, unexcused absences) by bringing together representatives of Children Services, Probation, Law Enforcement, community representatives and others to serve on the board. SARB will work with the parents in an attempt to understand why students are experiencing attendance and/or behavior problems, and serve as a vehicle to attempt to find a solution to the problem. When solutions are determined, the student and parent(s) will agree to an attendance contract that will be evaluated regularly. Most problems are resolved at this level. The SARB has the authority to remove a student’s privilege to participate in the DHS graduation ceremony if conditions of the attendance contract are not met.
SARB Letter Procedures
SARB Letter #1: 3 days (or 18 periods) of unexcused or unverified absences, cuts or three 30 minute or more tardies (TMT) or any combination thereof.
SARB Letter #2: one additional cut, unexcused or unverified absence totaling 1 day, or one more 30 minute or more tardies (TMT) or any combination thereof and a meeting will be scheduled with an Assistant Principal.
SARB Letter #3: one more cut, unexcused, or unverified absence, one more 30 minute or more tardies (TMT) or combination thereof After the third letter is sent out by the school, the school will schedule a SARB hearing for student & parent at the district office. If further attendance problems persist after the SARB hearing contract, other alternatives may be imposed. The other alternatives may consist of a student being placed on probation, transfer to alternative education, or the case being referred to the Court Appointed Review Board (CARB).
Saturday School 8:00am-12:00pm
To support student attendance, Saturday School is a voluntary program that gives students an opportunity to make up missed periods, prepare for academic tests, and close academic deficits. Saturday School will be held for four hours. These four hours of Saturday School will count toward SIX negative period absences. Students cannot bank time for future absences. Counselors and assistant principals will monitor attendance and communicate with parents. Students may receive credit for Saturday School or reduced NAM for attending an approved school activity that conflicts with a Saturday School session, examples include but are not limited to school competitions. Saturday School make-ups will be first applied to unexcused absences then applied to tardies or TMT.
Saturday School Dates- ALL GRADE LEVELS INCLUDED EACH WEEK
ALL SATURDAY SCHOOL DATES WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE 2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR
Saturday School Expectations
1. Students must be signed up for Saturday School online. Students will receive communication including the Saturday School link the week of the upcoming Saturday School so they can sign up online. (If a student has difficulty signing up for Saturday School, a student should seek the help of a Counselor or Assistant Principal.) Students will be sent home who are NOT signed up in advance for Sat School.
2. Come with a charged chromebook, homework, pencil, and all necessary materials to complete assignments. If a student comes without work, they may be sent home.
3. No talking during class time. One warning is given. Following the second incident of being disruptive, the student will be sent home.
4. Cell phones and all electronic devices must be off & put away during Saturday School hours.
5. Credit is only given if students are present from 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (At administrative discretion, students may receive Saturday School credit for participation in approved school activities that take place on the same day as a regularly scheduled Saturday school opportunity)
6. Four hours of Saturday School will count towards SIX negative attendance marks.
7. Students who are being disruptive and not following the rules will be asked to leave and will not receive credit for Saturday School. Stude
Consequences For Not Showing Up For Saturday School
After the 18th negative attendance mark, the student will be placed on Loss of Privileges list & ”Ineligibility” status until cleared. Students may receive credit for Saturday school negative attendance reduction by attending an approved alternative school function that conflicts with a Saturday school session.
Short-Term Travel Study
Students can request Travel Study for 5 consecutive days under the discretion of DHS administration. Students and parents must meet with the counselor at least 10 school days in advance, and must be eligible to qualify for the program. A contract must be signed and the student must meet all the deadlines set forth in the contract. Once the contract is fulfilled and all work is graded, the attendance will be changed. If the student does not fulfill the requirements, attendance will be unexcused.
Academic success is directly correlated to attendance and tardies. Administrators, counselors, campus monitors, classified staff, teachers, students and parents must work together to make sure students are present and on time to each class.
Each person has a role:
Administrators- will support counselors and teachers by assigning and monitoring Saturday School. They will also monitor the hallways during passing periods and keep the traffic moving and be a positive adult presence.
Counselors- will counsel habitually tardy students and make parent contact. They will also monitor the hallways during passing periods and keep the traffic moving and be a positive adult presence. Counselors will also follow up with their students who are habitually tardy.
Campus Monitor/Classified Staff- will patrol the campus, check agendas, help students get to class on time and help wandering students get back to their classes.
Teachers- will provide a positive adult presence and are encouraged to stand at their doors during passing periods to remind students to arrive on time. Teachers will not allow students to stand in the doorway or outside the classroom once they arrive. Teachers will insist students enter the classroom and remind students to arrive on time. Teachers will make every effort to monitor the hallways during passing periods to help keep the traffic moving. Teachers will record attendance daily in their roll books and PowerSchool attendance. Teachers will not allow students out of class without a hall pass. Teachers will make parent contacts when tardiness becomes a problem.
Students- will arrive at each class on time. After the 18th cumulative tardy/unexcused absent/or cut, students will be required to attend Saturday School. Failure to show up to assigned Saturday school will result in further disciplinary action.
Parents- will support their child in arriving at school on time. Parents will communicate with teachers, counselors and administrators and support the discipline process.
Consequences for Not Showing Up for Detention
If a student fails to show for an assigned detention, progressive disciplinary action will follow including, but not limited to suspension.
Schoolwide Attendance Policy Procedures
Students with 18 or more negative attendance marks will be placed on the Ineligible List. Students with 18 or more negative attendance marks must attend Saturday School or another school intervention to reduce negative attendance marks.
Consequences/interventions for negative attendance (unexcused, unexcused verified, unverified absences, cuts, unexcused tardies,
tardy or TMT “tardy more than 30 minutes”) to class, cumulative:
18st Negative Attendance– Saturday School required/are ineligible until they drop below 18 negative attendance marks
32nd Negative Attendance – counselor meeting / attendance contract (parent / student) / phone call home
42nd Negative Attendance – assistant principal/parent /student meeting
54th Negative Attendance – will result in a meeting with an administrator and the loss of privilege to walk in the graduation ceremony senior year. SARB letter procedures are still in effect as they stand.
All students will be encouraged to excel in academics, as it is our belief that every student can succeed with guidance, support and the tools necessary to succeed in academics and life.
The purpose of the Co-Curricular Ethics Code is to set forth the requirements and guidelines for students participating in any co-curricular programs at Dinuba High School. Dinuba High School students who participate on teams, clubs, and organizations represent the school district and the community and are therefore held to higher standards of conduct and appearance.
The statement of rules, infractions, and consequences is designed in this agreement between a participant, their parent(s)/guardian(s), and Dinuba High School for their participation in the Dinuba High School programs. The Co-Curricular Ethics Code takes effect with the first official practice of the sport/activity. The Ethics Code will be in effect on the way to or from school or any school activity and during all school hours or covering the length of the participating activity. In addition, student misbehavior (discipline) will be enforced on the basis of the procedures as stated within the student handbook, district board policies, and state law.
During the time students are on campus or at a school sponsored event or activity, they are to use good judgment in their relationships with other students. H olding hands is permitted, but the following behavior is unacceptable: prolonged embrace, kissing, lying or sitting together in an inappropriate manner and any other act that is not in good taste. Failure to adhere to these rules after repeated warnings becomes defiance of authority and may result in consequences such as parent contact, detention, and/or suspension.
After-School Hours Safety Policy
In order to ensure student safety after school, students must be participating in a supervised activity by DHS Staff, school employees &/or coaching staff in order to remain on campus. There is absolutely no loitering on campus. Students can remain on campus after school hours for the following supervised activities: academic tutorials, enrichment classes and all athletic sporting events & practices. The Discipline Matrix will be followed when there is failure to comply with these rules.
Athletic & Activities Eligibility
Students must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA in order to be eligible for any co-curricular activities. Eligibility will be determined every week on Friday after school, starting the 3rd week of each semester to determine the following week's eligibility. If a student’s GPA drops below 2.0 or has 2 or more letter “F” grades, t he student will be placed on academic probation for a period of one week and assigned to intervention. If a student placed on probation fails to meet eligibility requirements during the next weekly grading cycle, they will become ineligible until the next weekly grading period. The student will remain on the loss of privilege list/Ineligibility status until cleared which may result in disciplinary action and loss of participation/playing time and/or loss of privileges. Students that are ineligible due to attendance may be considered for eligibility for extenuating circumstances at the discretion of the administration. Negative attendance marks for activities and athletics are on a semester basis. However, NAM’s for the purpose of participation in the graduation ceremony are cumulative for the duration of the school year.
Athletic Drug Testing
Dinuba Unified School District is conducting a mandatory random drug testing program for student athletes. Its purposes are: (1) to provide for the health and safety of all student athletes and students participating in district sponsored activities; (2) to undermine the effects of peer pressure by providing a legitimate reason for students to refuse to use illegal drugs and use of controlled substances illegally; (3) to encourage students who use drugs to participate in drug treatment programs; and (4) to discourage drug use campus-wide.
Athletic Grade Monitoring
All student athletes will be monitored and provided targeted academic support throughout the year using weekly eligibility lists so that all student athletes remain eligible to participate in sports programs. Al l student athletes who have a “D” or “F in any class or fall below a 2.5 GPA are encouraged to attend an appropriate tutorial as determined by coach or counselor.
Attendance Requirements for School Activities
A student must attend school the entire day of the game/meet/activity in order to participate in an activity that day. The exceptions are if the student had an approved medical or court appointment, requiring a signed statement from the doctor or court officer regarding the absence, special situations approved by the principal or delegate. If a participant is on a home-suspension, he/she is not eligible to participate in an activity until the day after the suspension is over (including weekends).
All participants must travel to and from the activity away from Dinuba in school-provided transportation. The exceptions are:
· an injury or illness to the student, which would require alternate transportation.
· a participant may be released to their parent(s)/guardian(s) for special circumstances only with the approval of a duty administrator, coach, teacher, or advisor.
****Any other exceptions must be in writing to the school principal or delegated representative, who will initial the document at least 24 hours in advance, to travel with anyone other than parent/guardian. The information will be given to the coach/advisor and the bus prior to leaving the area.
All Dinuba High School students must present an ID card when called upon for identification purposes. Attendance at all dances is limited to DHS students, with the exception of Winter Formal, Sadie’s, and the Prom. All guests must: 1. attend a comprehensive high school, Dinuba Alternative Ed., or charter school, or 2. be a college student or adult under the age of 21 (California Driver’s License must be presented). No guests over the age of 20 years are allowed. Guest passes must be signed by an administrator of the school where the guest student attends and returned to an assistant principal at DHS no later than three days prior to the date of the dance and will be initiated for approval. DHS students must be present the ENTIRE school day in order to attend, except when the absence is because of a medical appointment or a school sponsored activity, or other extenuating circumstances reviewed by the administration. Students must have a 2.0 GPA or better, less than 18 negative attendance marks, and no more than one "F’" to attend DHS dances. Students will not be allowed to attend a dance if they have a school debt. Eligibility for dances will be determined on the day of the ticket sale or day of the event (if tickets aren’t sold in advance).
Dancing Behavior and Expectations
Students and guests are required to maintain the same standards set by DUSD that are established for any school-sponsored event or activity. Students dancing in an indecent or extreme manner will not be allowed to remain at the dance. The dance dress code will be enforced excluding pool dances.
Ineligibility & Loss of Privilege for Activities & Athletics:
Negative attendance marks for activities and athletics are on a semester basis. However, NAM’s for the purpose of participation in the graduation ceremony are cumulative for the duration of the school year.
1. 18 or more negative attendance marks
2. More than 1 “F”
3. Below a 2.0 GPA
*if a student is placed on the “Loss of Privileges” list, they may not participate in any extracurricular activities. *students can be removed from the “Loss of Privileges” list, by attending a Saturday School. Students involved in sports will be allowed to practice, but WILL NOT be allowed to travel or participate in or be on the field, during games or be dismissed early from class.
“At Risk” Student Intervention
The counseling staff will periodically run a school wide comprehensive report of grades, attendance and credits. Any student showing signs of struggling in school will be referred to the intervention most appropriate to their need. In many cases, a parent/student conference will be held with recommendations being given to parent and student.
Changes to Emergency Contact Information
The purpose of having current and accurate emergency contact information is to ensure successful contact is made to parent/guardian in the case of an emergency. It is the responsibility of the parent and student to inform the school immediately of any changes to emergency contact information, which includes: changes to legal parent/guardian status, parent/guardian cell phone numbers, parent/guardian home phone numbers, home address, emergency contact people & phone numbers etc.
Closed Campus Violations
Dinuba High School is a closed campus during the school day, with the exception of eligible students during lunch. Dinuba High School will be a closed campus at lunch for all freshmen with the exception of special off campus promotional opportunities. during the 2022-23 school year. Students who are ineligible due to grades and attendance will not be allowed off campus, regardless of grade level. Students sharing ID cards for lunch are also in violation of the closed campus policy.
Consequences for Violating the Closed Campus Policy
1st Violation - student be warned and may be assigned lunch detention 2nd Violation - student will be assigned lunch detention
3rd Violation - student will be suspended on-campus for one day for defiance 48900 (k)
*Repeated offenses will result in progressive disciplinary action including but not limited to suspension.
Deliveries to Students
Our office staff will not accept or deliver flowers, gifts, food, or money to students- this includes birthdays or holidays. Students will not be called out of class to pick up P.E. clothes, homework, or any other personal items. The office will not be responsible for lost or stolen items.
STUDENTS MAY NEITHER DRIVE NOR RIDE WITH OTHER STUDENTS DURING THE SCHOOL DAY EXCEPT LUNCH TIME. Exceptions are:
by written permission of the assistant principal. Violators of the above provisions are subject to suspension. While students may drive their cars during lunch time, the school does not assume any responsibility. Cars are not to be operated between classes or used as "lockers" for the storage of books, etc. Exceptions are given to students, who have Work Force Preparation, 15% Program, Senior Off and Elementary Aide classes. Students are not permitted to loiter around or in their vehicles during school hours.
Consequences for Violating the Driving Policy
1st Violation - students will be warned and expectations reiterated.
2nd Violation - students will be referred to the shield on campus support center. 3rd Violation - student will be referred to Assistant Principal.
4th Violation - student will be suspended on-campus for one day for defiance 48900 (k)
Fitness Center (located in the East Gym)
Open to all DHS students with ID. Hours of availability: TBD
The cafeteria breakfast and lunch program is provided for all students and operated on a non-profit basis. A well- balanced hot lunch is served daily. ID cards must be presented to receive meals. Food, snacks and drinks will only be available before school and during lunch.
HIV/AIDS Comprehensive Sexual Education
Dinuba High School will be providing both HIV/AIDS instruction and Comprehensive Sexual Education in grade 9. Prior to providing instruction in comprehensive sexual health education or HIV/AIDS prevention education, Education Code (EC) 51938 requires school districts to notify parents of the instruction and to make materials available for parents to review. Districts shall allow parents to withdraw their child from class upon written request, using a passive consent or "opt-out" policy for required HIV/AIDS prevention instruction. Districts shall not adopt an active consent or "opt-in" policy for parental consent for required HIV/AIDS prevention instruction. Districts may use either a passive consent ("opt-out") or active consent ("opt-in") policy for comprehensive sexual health education.
Identification Cards/Agendas (REQUIRED)
All students must carry their school ID at all times during school hours. No student will be admitted to any school activity without their ID card. ID Cards are required by all students to check out textbooks and leave campus for lunch. Cards which are mutilated, damaged, contain evidence of erasure, or have numbers missing, may be determined invalid. You will be charged $5.00 for EACH replaced card or agenda.
Internet Use Policy/Warning
The use of the Internet or online services at Dinuba Public School sites must be in support of education. Any tampering with security passwords will result in disciplinary consequences. The use of online services is a privilege, not a right. All students and parents must sign the Acceptable Use Policy. Any violation of the Internet Use Policy will result in disciplinary consequences up to suspension.
Issues Regarding Theft
Dinuba High School will not investigate the loss or theft of items that are restricted from the campus (i.e. skateboards, AirPods,, cell phones, etc.) It is the student’s responsibility to report a theft to the school resource officer. Bring items at your own risk!
The library hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. (including lunch). Computers are available for student use and all personal print jobs include a charge of $.10 per page. Students must check out library and textbooks using their student ID. Any bar codes that are defaced or removed from library and textbooks will incur a $5 charge. Students may check out books for up to two weeks. After two weeks, the book/s can be renewed for an additional two weeks. A fine of $.10 per day will be charged for all overdue library books. The library will be closed the first and last weeks of school for textbook check in. All library materials must be returned before the start of the last week of school. S tudents are expected to pay for lost books. The library will be open during registration for textbook checkout.
Loss of Textbooks
Students are responsible for issued textbooks. If a student loses a book, the librarian will issue a student debt card for the price of the book. Students should protect books issued to them and not loan books to friends. Books that are stolen are the responsibility of the student. Another book should be issued when the book is either paid for or a payment plan is agreed upon. Any damage or removal of bar codes in textbooks will incur a $5 fine.
Lost and Found
Alost and found department is maintained in the south campus office for the convenience of those who lose or find any article about the campus. Any articles found on or about the school must be turned into the office. Items not claimed by the end of school will be turned over to a charitable organization.
The school nurse’s office is located at south campus. Each student is expected to have a current emergency procedure card signed by either his/her parent or guardian on file in the nurse's office. Medical excuses from P.E. must be presented to the teacher who will refer to the nurse as necessary. Do not go to the nurse without a pass. CHECK IN TO CLASS FIRST! Failure to do so will result in being marked as an unexcused absence.
Student parking areas are located at North Campus and around the perimeter of school. During school hours, the South Campus/gym parking lots are to be used by staff members ONLY! They are not drop-off zones. Students are not allowed to leave campus for food or beverages.
Consequences for Violating the Restricted Parking Policy
1st Violation - student will be warned and reminded of the parking expectations at DHS. 2nd Violation - student will be placed in the SHIELD on campus support center.
3rd Violation - student will be referred to an Assistant Principal.
4th Violation - student will be suspended on-campus for one day for defiance 48900 (k)
Vocational Ed. Parking
Prior approval must be obtained from the appropriate instructor prior to leaving a vehicle in the shop area. Driving vehicles between classes is not allowed so vehicles must be delivered before school or at lunch.
During the school day, certain areas of campus are off limits. Students should not be in the following restricted areas (unless participating in a school-sponsored activity):
● The football stadium
● The maintenance and transportation areas
● The P.E. playing fields, softball fields and batting cage areas
● The parking lots or around parked cars
● The DHS Aquatic Center
● East and West Gyms and hallways
There is no loitering in the hallways/stairs during lunch in the main building.
Students are to leave campus by 3:30pm unless assigned a specific purpose unless and under the direct supervision of staff.
School Resource Chaplain Program
Our School Resource Chaplain program is a unique service for public schools. School staff finds that the presence of a chaplain on campus greatly reduces tension, provides an additional adult caring presence, supplies quick response to student and staff needs, and offers many other benefits as chaplains participate with students and staff on school projects and events.
Chaplain Program objectives:
● To provide a valuable service to public schools ∙
● To help create a healthy/wholesome campus
● To provide temporary assistance or students until staff is available
● To provide specialized services for families of student or staff
Skateboard & Bicycle Policy
Riding skateboards and/or bicycles on campus is strictly prohibited at all times. Skateboards and bicycles must be stored upon arrival to campus in the skateboard and bicycle rack located near the wrestling room (near the West Gym). Students who fail to adhere to this policy will be subject to disciplinary action.
Student Body Card (ASB)
The student body card is a special student ID card. The price is determined by the student council and entitles the holder to discounts for school activities and free/discounts to local business.
Student Lactation Accommodations
AB 302 (Ch. 690) requires any school with at least one lactating student to provide reasonable accommodations to address needs related to breastfeeding, such as access to a private and secure room (other than a restroom) to express breast milk or breastfeed an infant child, permission to bring onto a school campus any equipment used to express breast milk, access to a power source for that equipment, and access to a place to safely store expressed breast milk. In addition, the student must be given a reasonable amount of time to accommodate the need to express breast milk or breastfeed an infant child and cannot be penalized academically for her use of these accommodations. The bill expresses the Legislature’s findings that failure to provide such accommodations would violate state and federal laws prohibiting sex discrimination. Any complaint of noncompliance with the new law may be addressed through UCP. (CSBA Policy News, Dec 2015)
Room 6 in the North Campus Main Building Office has been designated and designed to meet the requirements under AB 302. Students must notify their counselor and/or teacher to inform them of the need to use this facility and appropriate arrangements will be made to meet their needs. Storage of equipment needed for expressing milk and the storage of expressed milk are available in Room 6 for all students needing this service. Please contact your counselor and/or school nurse for more information.
The school's telephones are for business use only. Students will be permitted to use school phones in emergencies only.
Transportation: Bus Riding Procedures
Any student who normally does not ride the bus home and wishes to ride the bus for a day in order to go home with a student who does ride the bus, must present a note from their parent to the assistant principal indicating the day and the student with whom he/she will ride. This note will be signed by the assistant principal and given back to the student who will in turn present it to the bus driver. Students who need to ride the late bus because they are staying for one or more after school tutorials or enrichment need to get a pass from their tutoring teacher in order to board the bus.
Consequences for Violating Transportation Bus Rules
Students must obey state transportation rules and cooperate with the bus driver at all times. The school district is not compelled by law to furnish transportation. T he privilege of riding the bus may be suspended, denied and or revoked to anyone at any time for a period of time and/or permanently. You have the privilege of riding as long as your behavior warrants it.
Voluntary Drug Testing
Dinuba Unified School District is conducting a mandatory random drug testing program for student athletes. Additionally, the Board established a voluntary drug testing program open to all students with the consent of the student’s parent(s) or guardian(s). The purpose of both of these drug testing programs is not to punish students. Rather, the primary objectives of both of these drug testing programs are to deter illegal drug and controlled substance use and to provide resources in the way of education/counseling to those students using drugs or abusing controlled substances in an effort to help them with their recovery.
Students who are age 15-18, working part-time (full-time during vacation periods) are required by law to obtain a “Work Permit”. Students desiring a work permit must pick up an application in the North Campus main building. S tudents must have proof of part-time employment prior to submitting an application for a work permit. Work permits are also available on the DHS website.