Behavior

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. 

Campus Expectations:
The Victor Valley Union Summer School program is committed to the education of all students and maintaining a safe, positive learning environment. Students are expected to know school and classroom rules and to assume responsibility for their actions. Behaviors such as, excessive tardiness, truancies, or other behaviors resulting in disciplinary action will result in the removal from participation in summer school.  Each teacher will provide each student with his/her class rules and explain expectations.

Schoolwide Expectations:

  • Follow directions of teachers, administrators, security, and all other school personnel.
  • Students are encouraged to report any concerns. If a student believes a staff member is mistaken, the student is to obey the staff member, then at a later time, appeal to the appropriate administrator. Mistakes can and will occur, but the place for resolving mistakes begins in the administrator’s office.
  • Students are to eat in the lunch area and place their trash in the trashcans. Food and drinks are not permitted in classrooms unless authorized by the teacher. The Summer School Program does not allow “fast food” to be dropped off to students.
  •  Inappropriate, excessive, or prolonged displays of affection will not be tolerated.
  • The Victor Valley Union High School District is not responsible for stolen or lost items. The individual student is responsible for his/her personal property and textbooks or other school items checked out to that student.
  • In accordance with California State law, Victor Valley Union High School District is smoke and tobacco free. It is against the law for anyone to smoke on school grounds at any time. This includes any type of vapor mechanisms.
  • No lighters, matches or other fire igniting devices are allowed on campus.
  • No drug, alcohol, or tobacco paraphernalia is allowed on campus this includes but is not limited to e-cigs, vapor pens, and smokeless tobacco.
  • All types of gambling are prohibited. Dice are not allowed on campus.
  • Horseplay is prohibited on campus. This includes, but is not limited to, running, chasing, play fighting, or water fights.
  • 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.

Use of Odorants in Classes and Public Locations:
For the safety of students and faculty who may possess allergies and asthma related to odorants, students are prohibited from spraying odorants in public areas and classrooms while on campus. Odorants include perfume, cologne, body sprays, and the use of scented lotions. Additionally, the possession of odorants in glass bottles poses a safety concern due to the fracturing nature of glass and thus possession of glass bottles by students is prohibited.

Outside Food Policy:
In accordance with federal and district guidelines, NO OUTSIDE FOOD IS PERMITTED ON CAMPUS. No home baked goods, fast food or other food items will be delivered to students on campus.

Electronic Devices:

  • Cell Phones, Radios, ipods, CD players, MP3 players, speakers, video games, cameras, pagers, or other electronic devices are not allowed during the instructional time. All personal items are brought at the student’s own risk. School assumes no liability for loss or theft of said devices while being stored or during confiscation. All items are brought to school at the students own risk.
  • Recording of students or staff is not permitted on campus at any time, without the consent of the Principal or designee.
  • Students seen with electronic devices during instructional time, without teacher approval for instructional use may have the item confiscated and the item will be held in the front office. Confiscated devices are subject to search by school employees.
  • Students may use the phones in the front office to call home before/after school or at lunch.

Classroom Conduct and Behavior:
Our goal for this plan and addressing classroom management is to help develop respect, cooperation, and responsibility in each child. High expectations have been set for all students in order to provide a safe and productive learning environment. Summer School teachers will communicate these expectations to students.   

Code of Classroom Etiquette:
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 class 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, non-AHS 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 Summer School computers 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.

Bullying:
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.