Student participation in summer school is not required by law in the same way as it is during the regular school year. Students who commit a suspend-able offense will be dropped from summer school. If behavior and attendance rules are broken during the summer term, the summer school coordinator can dismiss a student from summer school immediately.
The Victor Valley Union Summer School program is committed to the education of all students and maintaining a safe, positive virtual learning environment. Students are expected to know online and acceptable use guidelines and to assume responsibility for their actions. Behaviors such as inappropriate use of Google Meet or electronic cheating will result in the removal from participation in summer school. Each teacher will provide each student with his/her class rules and explain expectations.
Online Summer School Expectations:
- Follow directions of APEX teachers or summer school administrators.
- Students are encouraged to report any concerns to their school administration or the summer coordinators.
- Academic honesty policies are established by each individual classroom teacher and may lead to further administrative action.
- Sales of items on campus is prohibited unless formally approved by Administration. Students in possession of items for sale will have items confiscated for parent pick up. Items not picked up within one week will be disposed of.
During Summer School, the primary focus is on learning. Any behaviors that prevent classmates from our mission will be reviewed and discussed with all parties involved. As a diverse community of learners, students must strive to work together in a setting of civility, tolerance, and respect for each other in an environment that does not distract from the mutual commitment to academic inquiry and reflection.
To that end, the following code of classroom etiquette has been established.
- When participating in online virtual dialogue, no one monopolizes discussions to the exclusion of others, either in terms of time or opinions expressed.
- Conflicting opinions among members of a class are respected and responded to in a professional manner.
- No side conversations or other distracting behaviors are engaged in during class discussions or presentations.
- No offensive comments, language, or gestures are part of the classroom environment.
- Posting anonymous messages is not permitted unless authorized by the course’s online teacher. Impersonating another person is also strictly prohibited.
- Do not post personal information (YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, email address, etc.).
- Do not disclose anyone’s password to others, or allow them to use another user’s account. You are responsible for all activity that is associated with your username and password. Use only your own username and password, and do not share these with anyone.
- Do not download, transmit, or post material that is intended for personal gain or profit, commercial activities, parties, or political lobbying.
- Do not use Summer School computers to sell or purchase any illegal items or substances, nor engage in activities not directly related to summer school course work.
- Do not upload any software on District School computers or Chromebooks that is not specifically required for schoolwork.
- Posting material that is obscene or defamatory or which is intended to annoy, harass, or intimidate another person is strictly prohibited. This includes distributing “spam” mail, chain mail, viruses, or other intentionally destructive content.
Adherence to this code of etiquette will enable students to receive the most from their academic endeavors and should be seen as a regular and voluntary compact among faculty and students. Any infraction of this code, however, that is deemed to be materially or substantially disruptive of the learning environment is cause for removal of a student from the summer school program.
Staff shall enforce disciplinary rules and procedures fairly and consistently.
The Victor Valley Union High School District Summer School Program will not tolerate harassing, intimidating conduct, or bullying whether verbal, physical, visual, or by electronic means that affects tangible benefits of education, that unreasonably interferes with a student’s educational performance, or that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational environment.
No student or group of students shall, through physical, written, verbal, or other means, harass, sexually harass, threaten, intimidate, cyberbully, cause bodily injury to, or commit hate violence against any other student or school personnel.
Students are encouraged to notify school staff when they are being bullied or suspect that another student is being victimized. Students may submit to a teacher or administrator a verbal or written complaint of conduct they consider to be bullying. Any student who engages in bullying on school premises, or off campus in a manner that causes or is likely to cause a substantial disruption of a school activity or school attendance, shall be subject to discipline, which may include removal from the Summer School Program.
Cyberbullying includes the transmission of harassing communications, direct threats, or other harmful texts, sounds, or images on the Internet, social media, or other technologies using a telephone, computer, or any wireless communication device. Cyberbullying also includes breaking into another person's electronic account and assuming that person's identity in order to damage that person's reputation. When the circumstances involve cyberbullying, individuals with information about the activity shall be encouraged to save and print any electronic or digital messages sent to them that they feel constitute cyberbullying and to notify a teacher, the administrator, or other employee so that the matter may be investigated.
Hate Motivated Behavior:
In order to create a safe learning environment for all students, Victor Valley Union High School District desires to protect the right of every student to be free from hate-motivated behavior and will promote harmonious relationships among students so as to enable them to gain a true understanding of the civil rights and social responsibilities of people in society. The school and district prohibits discriminatory behavior or statements that degrade an individual on the basis of his/her actual or perceived race, ethnicity, culture, heritage, gender, sex, sexual orientation, physical/mental attributes, or religious beliefs or practices. Any student who believes he/she is a victim of hate-motivated behavior shall immediately contact an administrator or school employee.