STANDARDS OF STUDENT CONDUCT  2016-2017
 
 

Students enrolled at Clark Magnet High School may rightfully expect a school climate that gives them the opportunity to learn. To achieve this goal, appropriate conditions must be maintained in the classrooms and on the campus. Students are expected to exercise self-discipline and display acceptable forms of behavior. An atmosphere of reasonable, firm, and positive discipline can help develop acceptable behavior, concern for others, and mutual respect. 

Student conduct at Clark Magnet is expected to conform to district and school rules and regulations. Violations of rules and regulations will result in administrative action including but not limited to the following:

                        1.         Counsel/warn the student

                        2.         Teacher/Administrative Lunch Detention

                        3.         Campus Clean-up

                        4.         Parent-student conference

                        5.         In-school suspension from class(es)

                        6.         Alternative-to-Suspension (ATS) (one hour after school). Family will be responsible for picking up student.

                        7.         Suspension from school

                        8.         Transfer to another school

                        9.         Expulsion from the school district

 Violations can occur during school hours, at school sponsored activities, or when traveling to or from school. Assemblies and extra/co-curricular activities are a part of the educational process and those in attendance are subject to all school rules. Discipline procedures follow California Education Code section 48900.

 Senior Clause (12th grade students): Violations of any California Education Code, excessive tardies of 14 or more per semester, and repeated violations of the Dress Standard may result in loss of Senior Class privileges including, but not limited to; no participation in Catalina Field Trip, Prom, and Commencement Ceremony.

 Students will be subject to random searches and scanning with metal detectors in accordance with Glendale Unified School District Policy.

 California state law and Glendale district regulations prohibits the use of pagers, cellular phones, iPODS, walkman-type tape players, compact disc players, electronic games or any electronic devices on campus during the school day or at any school function. These items will be confiscated and students will receive progressive disciplinary measures. Clark Magnet High School and the Glendale Unified School District do not assume any responsibility for confiscated items.

 CLOSED CAMPUS

 Students are not allowed to leave campus WITHOUT PERMISSION, at anytime, including during snack or lunch or enrichment. Students are not to visit other campuses during the school day. For students with appointments who must leave school during the day, parent/guardian must call (818) 248-8324 before the student is to be dismissed. Students must go to the Main Office for a Permit to Leave School During School Hours form. Failure to follow this procedure will result in the absence being recorded as a truancy and/or another form of administrative action including suspension.     

VISITORS

Only visitors with school business are allowed on campus. They must check in at the Main Office to receive a visitor’s badge. No deliveries will be made to school for students except forgotten lunches or school materials. PERSONS ENTERING CLARK MAGNET HIGH SCHOOL CAMPUS ARE SUBJECT TO VIDEO SURVEILLANCE AND SEARCH BY METAL DETECTORS.

PASSES

Students who are out of class during class time must have a hall pass from the teacher. Students without a hall pass will be sent back to class. Cell phones are not to be used during class time, passing periods, snack, or during lunch. Any emergency phone calls must be made using a phone in the Main Office.

BUS CONDUCT

It is a privilege for a student to ride a school bus. Appropriate behavior is expected for the safety of all students. Misconduct by students while on the bus, or while waiting for the bus, will be severely dealt with by the administrative staff and could result in the loss of bus privileges and/or suspension from school.

I. VIOLATIONS AGAINST SCHOOL ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES

            A. Willful Disobedience and Defiance

A student who refuses to follow the directions of school staff acting in the performance of their duties may receive detention, alternative to suspension (ATS), or school suspension. Continued defiance after administrative intervention could result in a student being transferred to another school.

            B.   Office Referrals

When a student is sent to the office for violating school or class rules or regulations, the teacher will fill out an Office Referral Form and send the student with the referral form to an administrator. A copy of the Office Referral Form with action taken by the administrator is mailed to the student’s home.

1.         The first time a student is referred to the office, the student may be counseled and kept in the office until the end of the class period (unless the teacher requests that the student return to class), assigned lunch detention or assigned to or suspended from school depending on the nature of the offense.

2.        Subsequent referrals may result in more severe discipline including additional detention, ATS or suspension from school. The parent or guardian may be requested to appear at school for a conference. 

                          3.        Continued defiance after administrative intervention could result in a student being transferred to another school.

 CTardy Regulations

                        Each student is expected to be in his/her seat ready to learn before the tardy bell rings. 

 1.         The classroom teacher who may assign his/her own detention will deal with tardies. The teacher will notify the student when to report. 

 2.         Continued tardy problems may result in notifying the parent of the problem and placing student on attendance/excessive tardy probation.

                           3.         Continued defiance after administrative intervention could result in a student being transferred to another school.

 4.        Senior Clause: Excessive tardies or 14 or more per semester may result in loss of Senior Class privileges including, but not limited to: no participation in Catalina Field Trip, Prom, and Commencement Ceremony.                                                                                                                                  

D. Truancy Regulations

Students are expected to attend each class every school day unless excused by a parent or legal court-appointed guardian. Parents or guardians excusing students from school must call (818) 248-8324 within three (3) days of the student’s absence or the absence will be considered as a truancy.

                         1.         Truancy is defined as:  

                                    -   The failure of the student to attend class without a valid excuse.

                                    -   A student leaving class without teacher permission.

 2.             Truancy consequences are the same as those listed above for tardies with the severe consequence of ATS or suspension from school.

 3.                  Students who are habitually truant from school will be placed on attendance probation.

 4.                  Parents are encouraged to phone the Attendance Office (818) 248-8324 to check on student attendance records.

 5.                  Continued defiance after administrative intervention could result in a student being transferred to another school.

 E. Misrepresentation

If a student misrepresents tardies and/or absences (for example, falsifying phone calls), a parent or guardian will be notified, and the student will be assigned ATS or suspended from school.

           

            F. Failure to report to detention or ATS

If a student misses teacher detention without permission, the teacher will fill out an Office Referral and send the student to an administrator.

1.         The student may receive an ATS assignment or increased detention.

 2.         If a student is tardy to or fails to report to ATS for any reason other than verified illness, he/she will be suspended from school.

 G. Suspension Regulations

During the entire period of a suspension from school, a student is not to appear on or near any Glendale school campus nor attend any school-sponsored event or activity. (If the period of suspension includes a Friday, the student is not eligible to attend weekend school-sponsored events or activities.)

                         1.         Students returning to school from suspension should report to the Assistant

Principal or Associate Principal to obtain a clearance to return to school.

                        2.         Teachers are not required to allow suspended students to make-up work 

                                    missed during the period of suspension.

H. I.D. Cards

Each student will be issued an I.D. card free of charge at the beginning of the school year and MUST CARRY THIS CARD DURING THE SCHOOL DAY AND AT SCHOOL SPONSORED ACTIVITIES. When requested, each student must present this card to school officials and law enforcement personnel. I.D. cards are essential for many services throughout the school including library services, student store services and many food services.

 

             I. Motor Vehicles (cars, motorcycles, mopeds, scooters) and non-motorized wheeled vehicles.

Parking spaces are available for student use on the lower field parking lot only. Parking in the student lot is at the student’s own risk. For the safety of our students and courtesy to our neighbors, NO street parking is allowed. Clark Magnet High School and the Glendale Unified School District do not assume any responsibility for vandalism, theft, damage or loss.

New procedure for all students who will be driving to school: For the 2015-16 school year, students will need to obtain the Request for a Clark Magnet High School Parking Permit form (available on our website or in the main office). This also applies to all students who drove last year, even if they will drive the same vehicle(s). Student and parent are required to date and sign the form. Once we have the completed form, we will issue your student the parking permit that needs to be visible in the front windshield while parked ONLY IN THE STUDENT LOT.   

Driving is a privilege, and students must operate their motor vehicles in accordance with traffic laws. Students are not to drive at unsafe speeds on streets adjacent to campus or in parking lots. ‘Burning

rubber’ (driving fast so the tires make noise) is a violation. The intent of rules and laws is not to cause students trouble or incur monetary costs, but to protect lives and property.

1.            Automobiles, bicycles, motorcycles, mopeds, and scooters must be parked in the designated area on campus. All vehicles must be locked/secured. Bikes, skateboards, razor boards and roller blades are not to be ridden on the campus.

 

2.         Students should not block driveways or park in cross walks. (Police citations may be issued to violators.)

 

3.         Problems in this area are varied, and circumstances will be considered in each case. When violations occur, any of the following may result:

                                         - Student warning

- Notification to police – citation and/or arrest

                                         - Parent contact/conference

                                         - ATS or suspension

 

J.    Personal Property of Students

Students should NOT bring valuable possessions such as iPODS, smart phones, electronic devices, video cameras, laptop computers, large sums of money, or expensive jewelry to school. If such objects are lost or stolen, little can be done to recover them. Backpacks should not be left unattended at any time. 

 

CLARK MAGNET HIGH SCHOOL AND THE GLENDALE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT ACCEPT NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOST, STOLEN, OR DAMAGED ITEMS ON CAMPUS OR GOING TO OR FROM SCHOOL.

           

1.                  P.E. lockers are not always safe, and students are responsible for all books/items in these lockers. P.E. lockers must be cleaned out on the last day of each semester.

 

2.                  Students are responsible for any loss and all damage to textbooks. School personnel will assess the cost of the damage.

 

Cell phones, iPODs, MP3 players and other portable entertainment devices cannot be used on the school campus during class time. Laser pointers may not be brought to school. Bikes, skateboards, razor boards and roller blades are not to be ridden on the campus.

 

Board policy requires that if a student has in their possession a cell phone or other electronic signaling devices on campus during the school day, while attending school-sponsored activities, or while under control of a school district employee the device is to be turned off and the student is prohibited from

using it in the classroom or during the instructional day which includes snack, lunch or passing periods. The use of these devices or their ringing during school time or during activities will be considered a disruption of school activities. The device(s) will be confiscated, and the student will be subject to disciplinary action.

 

Possession, handling and/or any use of a cell phone during testing will be grounds for suspension

(defiance of authority).                                                                                                                                   

Glendale Unified School District and Clark Magnet High School do not assume liability for any of these items brought by students.

 

If a student is found using an iPOD, MP3 player, cell phone, pager or other electronic signaling device,

the following will take place:

 

Violation          Action Taken

1st                    Lunch detention. The student can pick up the item from the Assistant Principal’s or Associate Principal’s office at the end of their school day.  

2nd                  ATS. The student can pick up the item from the Assistant Principal’s or Associate Principal’s office at the end of their school day.    

3rd                   Suspension. The student can pick up the item from the Assistant Principal’s or Associate Principal’s office at the end of their school day.  

4th                   Multiple days of Suspension.  The student can pick up the item from the Assistant Principal’s or Associate Principal’s office at the end of their school day.  

II. OTHER VIOLATIONS

A. Fighting

                        Fighting is prohibited at school and is classified as follows:

 

1.               Two or more persons who engage in combat (with malice) or attempting to cause or threatening to cause physical injury to another person.

 

2.               Physical assault on another person, both injury and non-injury.

 

3.        Circumstances concerning a fight are always considered.   Any of the following penalties may apply:

                                    -     Parent notification/conference

                                    -     ATS

                                    -     Suspension

                                    -     Arrest by law enforcement officials

                                    -     Transfer to another school

                                    -     Expulsion from the school district

B. Theft

Any student who steals from the school, from a staff member or another student, from a vehicle, residence, or place of business during school hours or at school sponsored activities shall be subject to the following:

                                    -     Suspension with parent notification/conference.

                                    -     Arrest by law enforcement officials.

                                    -     Transfer to another school.

                                    -     Expulsion from the school district.                                                           

C.     Vandalism

                              Vandalism includes graffiti on all surfaces in or about school, or destruction, by any means, of public, school, or private property or use of fireworks on or about campus or at any school function as well as the setting of fires on or about campus or setting off fire alarms. Vandalism also includes any manipulation of computers or computer related equipment. The violation of these rules could result in any of the following:

                                    -     Parent notification

                                    -     Detention or ATS

                                    -     Suspension

                                    -     Arrest

                                    -     Payment for damage

                                    -     Transfer to another school

 

D. Smoking

            Possession of tobacco in any form on campus is illegal, and school personnel will confiscate such items. Law enforcement officials may also issue a citation punishable by a fine to students under 18 years of age. Smoking cessation classes/materials are available on campus.

                                                                                                                                                                               

                        1.         Smoking is not permitted on any part of the campus including buildings, parking lots, quad area, cafeteria, athletic fields, restrooms, or sidewalks around the perimeter of the school or within the vicinity of the school grounds.

 

                        2.         Smoking is not permitted at any school sponsored off-campus activities.

 

                        3.         Students should not smoke or loiter in the neighborhood.

 

                        4.         Violation of these regulations will result in the assignment of ATS or suspension.

 

E. Drugs/Alcohol:

Breathalyzers could be used randomly or as needed at school functions.

Students who possess, sell, obtain for use by others, or are under the influence of alcohol or any illegal drug or substance shall be subject to any of the following:

-           Suspension with parent notification/conference.

-          Arrest by law enforcement officials.

-           Transfer to another school.

-           Expulsion from the school district.

F. Personal Abuse

                        Personal abuse toward school staff includes the following:

                                    -     Disobedience and discourtesy

                                    -     Abusive language; making reference to another person in less than                                                                            dignified terms including profanity and obscenity

                                    -     Sexual harassment

                                    -     Threats to individuals or their property

 

                        Personal abuse toward another student and/or group of students includes the following:

                                    -     Abusive language: making references to other students in

                                          less than dignified terms including profanity and obscenity

                                    -     Sexual harassment            

                                    -     Threats to individuals or their property

 

                        Violations of these could result in any of the following:

                                    -     Parent contact/conference

                                    -     Detention or ATS

                                    -     Suspension

                                    -     Transfer to another school

 

G. Cyberbullying and Bullying

The Glendale Unified School District and Clark Magnet will not tolerate bullying or any behavior that infringes on the safety or wellbeing of students, staff, or any other persons within the District's jurisdiction whether directed at an individual or group. This includes, but is not limited to, bullying, intimidation or harassment based on race, color, ancestry, creed, national origin, ethnicity, gender, language, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, physical or mental disability, political or religious ideology, physical appearance, or economic status; or the perception of one or more of such characteristics, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. (Education Code 200-262.4, 48900.2, 48900.3, and 48900).

 

 

Cyberbullying includes the transmission of harassing communications, direct threats, or

other harmful texts, sounds, or images on the Internet, social media, or any technologies

including, but not limited to, 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.

 

Bullying is defined as any severe or pervasive physical or verbal act or conduct that

includes sexual harassment, hate violence; intentional harassment, threats, or

intimidation; or communication made in writing or by means of an electronic act

directed against school district personnel or students.

                                                                                                                                                                       

Consequences will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis. Violations could result in any of the following:

                                    -     Parent contact/conference

                                    -     Detention or ATS

                                    -     Suspension

                                    -     Transfer to another school

   H.  Weapons

In order to help provide a safe school environment, the Glendale       Unified School District has approved the random use of metal detectors to search individuals on campus and at school activities. The possession of knives, hunting knives, stun guns, firearms, pepper spray, replica weapon or any other type of weapon or dangerous object is prohibited by law and could be dealt with by any of the following:

-          Student warning and confiscation of weapon

-          Student/parent conference

-           School suspension with parent contact

-          Notification to law enforcement

-           Expulsion from the school district

 

I.        Academic Honesty Policy – revised 11/10/15

The Glendale Unified School District values honesty and academic integrity; therefore, we pledge to help students understand these values and their importance. When cheating does occur, we will follow a progressive discipline system.

 

Cheating or Violations of Testing Procedures are recognized as deliberately seeking one’s own gain in academic, extracurricular, or other schoolwork in order to (or with the intent to) gain an unfair advantage to include but not limited to:

 

·         Unauthorized exchange of information during a test or while others are taking a test

·         Copying from others during a test, examinations, quiz or homework

·         Using unauthorized materials (electronically on calculators or cell phones or crib notes) to     complete an examination or assignment

·         Copying parts of an exam and giving it to other students who have to take the test

·         Changing, altering, or being an accessory to changing or altering a grade on a test,

assignment, or project

·         Violating any other specific procedures specified by the teacher

·         Unpermitted collaboration on assigned work, or work submitted by any student, including but not limited to papers, projects, products, lab reports, other reports, and homework

·         Creating a disadvantage for another student by hoarding or by sabotaging materials or

resources

·         Unauthorized prior knowledge and/or use of tests, quizzes, midterms, finals, or other

assignments

·         Having another individual take a test or prepare an assignment, or assist in the test or assignment without approval (The School For Ethical Education-Integrity Works!-www.ethicsed.org)

·         Plagiarism is defined by the presentation by a student of materials or work prepared by another person/persons (including internet material) as the student’s own work and without assigning appropriate and necessary credit. 

 

Academic honesty starts with a conversation between the student and teacher. If cheating occurred, there is a discussion with the teacher and the student regardless if it is on a homework assignment, classwork, an essay, quiz, test, final, project or on an electronic device. The student is sent to the office to be counseled and the incident documented using the following progressive discipline actions:

1st Offense:

·         Office referral

·         Parent contacted by teacher

·         Zero on the assignment

·         “U” in Citizenship (semester of the incident)

·         ATS/Must attend Character and Ethics Class and administrator should contact the

parent

·         Contract signed (summarizing the incident and stating consequences of next offense)

2nd Offense:

·         Office referral

·         Parent contacted by teacher

·         Zero on assignment

·         “U” in Citizenship (semester of the incident)

·         In-school Suspension (1-2 days)

·         Will be excluded from National Honor Society (NHS) and/or California Scholarship Federation (CSF), and/or school based scholarship opportunities

·         Conference held between parent, counselor, student and administrator

·         Contract signed (summarizing the incident and stating consequences of next offense)

3rd Offense + any additional offenses:

·         Office referral

·         Parent contact

·         Zero on the assignment

·         “U” in Citizenship (semester of the incident)

·         Official Suspension off campus (1 - 5 days)

·         Making up missed school work while on a suspension is at the discretion of the

       teacher.

·         Conference between parent, counselor, student and administrator

·         Student may be suspended or excluded from school activities such as extracurricular activities (sports, band, cheerleading, drama, robotics etc.) and/or Advanced Placement (AP) courses for up to a semester/year, if the time commitment is determined to be a contributing factor to the academic dishonesty

·         Contract signed (summarizing the incident and stating consequences of next offense)  

·         May be reported by the counselor on the College Common Application form and letters of recommendation

 

Student cheating consequences are cumulative and remain on the student's record throughout their high school years. However, as a student matures and/or learns from their mistakes and can show an understanding of academic integrity by maintaining two full years incident free (from date of incident), any further progressive discipline consequences may be adjusted. The administrative team will evaluate each student on a case-by-case basis to determine appropriate next steps.

 

J. Technology Access and Use

Clark Magnet High School offers a wide variety of technology hardware and applications for student use. All students must read and sign the GUSD Acceptable Use Agreement form. Additional classroom rules may apply. Violation of the Acceptable Use Agreement and/or classroom rules/regulations may result in the loss of privileges and/or severe disciplinary consequences including suspension or transfer to another school. 

 

           

 

K. Dress Standard

Follow Clark Magnet High School’s Dress Standard by visiting our website: www.clarkmagnet.netSee attached 2016 -17 Dress Standard, pages 11-12.

 

 

 

III.      SCHOLASTIC AND CITIZENSHIP ELIGIBILITY FOR EXTRA-CURRICULAR

            ACTIVITIES

 

Requirements:  In order to participate in extra-curricular activities at the high school level, a student must maintain a “C” average (2.0 grade point average) computed on all subjects taken and must be passing 4 subjects. These requirements are minimal, and an individual school group may have more stringent grade or attendance requirements.   These are District requirements and apply to Clark Magnet students participating in activities at Clark or at any other Glendale school.

                                                                                                                                               

Citizenship: All students involved in extra-curricular activities must maintain acceptable citizenship to be eligible to participate in these activities.

 

G.P.A. Calculation: The G.P.A. for eligibility will be based upon semester and quarter grades. Students failing to meet minimum requirements at a quarter or semester grading period will remain ineligible until the next quarter or semester grading period unless they appeal and are granted probation. 

 

Appeal Process: The ineligible student or a parent may appeal to the principal for a waiver of the 2.0 eligibility requirement. Clark Magnet will have a committee composed of staff members to review the appeal. The committee will consider the student’s ability, effort, attendance, etc. and determine whether he/she will be granted a five-week probation period. A student is allowed to petition twice in his/her high school career and only once in any school year.

 

IV.       SUSPENSION

            School Suspension

Suspension is defined as removal from ongoing instruction for adjustment purposes. Suspension shall be imposed when other means of correction fail to bring about proper conduct. The law provides for suspension of students upon a first offense only in cases where the student’s continued presence is a danger to persons or property or threatens to disrupt the instructional process.

 

A student may be suspended for acts related to school activity or attendance, including but not limited to while on school grounds, while going to or coming from school, during the lunch period (on or off campus), or while going to or coming from a school-sponsored activity.

 

It is the intent of the law that alternatives to suspension or expulsion be imposed against any student who is

truant, tardy or otherwise absent from assigned school activities. (Education Code 48900)

 

Parents and students are hereby notified that in schools of the Glendale Unified School District, a student may be suspended or recommended for expulsion from school if the principal (or designee) determines that the student has committed any of the following offenses:

                        A.   Cause, attempt to cause, or threaten to cause physical injury to another person (fighting).

                        B.   Possess, sell, or otherwise furnish any firearm, knife, explosive, pepper spray or tear gas weapon, or other dangerous object (including facsimiles).                                                      

C.   Unlawfully possess, use, sell, or otherwise furnish, or be under the influence of any controlled substance, alcoholic beverage, or intoxicant of any kind.

                        D.   Unlawfully offer, or arrange, or negotiate to sell, any controlled substance, alcoholic beverage, or intoxicant of any kind, and then sell or otherwise furnish to any person a material represented as a controlled substance.                                                                                

                        E.   Commit or attempt to commit robbery or extortion.

                        F.   Cause or attempt to cause damage to school property or private property.

                        G.   Steal or attempt to steal school property or private property.

                        H.   Possess or use tobacco or any product containing tobacco or nicotine products.

                        I.    Commit an obscene act or engage in habitual profanity or vulgarity.

                        J.    Unlawfully possess, or unlawfully offer, arrange, or negotiate to sell any drug paraphernalia.

                        K.   Disrupt school activities or otherwise willfully defy the valid authority of school personnel.

                        L.   Knowingly receive stolen school property or private property.

                        M. Possess an imitation firearm.

                        N.   Commit sexual harassment (continued, next page).

O.     Cause, attempt to cause, threaten to cause, or participate in an act of hate violence.

 

P.       Intentionally engage in harassment, threats, bullying, cyberbullying, or intimidation, directed against a student, or group of students.

Q.     Commit or attempt to commit a sexual assault.

R.      Harass, threaten, or intimidate a student who is a complaining witness or witness in a school disciplinary proceeding.

S.       Has made terroristic threats against school officials or school property or both.

 

Violations can occur during school hours, at school sponsored activities, or when traveling to or from school. Discipline procedures follow California Education Code section 48900.

 

Suspension by Teacher

 

A teacher may suspend any student from his/her class for the day of an incident or violation of class rules and the day following. (Education Code 48900) The teacher must send the student with a suspension notice to the principal or his designee, and the teacher must notify the parent by telephone that day regarding the violation and arrange a parent conference.

 

V. ALTERNATE-TO-SUSPENSION (ATS)

 

This program is designed to keep students in school rather than out of school on a suspension. If a student is assigned ATS, they must report after school on Tuesdays from 3:10 p.m. to 4:10 p.m.  A student who has committed a severe violation such as fighting, possession or use of drugs, physically threatening a teacher or staff member, or another student, may not be assigned to the Alternate-to-Suspension (ATS) program.

 

VI. INVOLUNTARY TRANSFER TO CONTINUATION SCHOOL

 

Prior to recommending an involuntary transfer, the school shall:

 

                        1.   Establish that the decision to transfer is based on a finding that the student:

                              - has committed an act enumerated in Education Code Section 48900, or

                              - has been habitually truant or irregular in attendance.

 

A transfer request based on truancy or irregular attendance shall show evidence that the school has exhausted all resources in attempting to solve the problem.

 

2.      Provide written notice to the student and parents stating the school’s recommendation to

transfer, including the facts and reasons for the decision. Such notice shall advise the parent of their right to appear before the Secondary Placement Committee and shall include the time

                              and date of the meeting.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

VII.     EXPULSION

 

The Board of Education may order a student expelled for continued violation of the offenses listed (Page 9 A-S) when other means of correction have repeatedly failed to bring about proper conduct. Also, a student may be expelled when, due to the nature of the violation, his/her presence causes a continuing danger to the physical safety of the student or others, and that other means of correction are not feasible.

 

Expulsion Hearing: The parent must be notified, in writing, at least 10 days prior to a student’s expulsion hearing. The notification must include the time and place of the hearing, the specific charge, a copy of the district rules pertaining to the discipline, and the right of the student and parent to appear with or without counsel and present evidence. The hearing shall be closed to the public, unless the parents request that it be open. (Education Code 478114)

 

QUESTIONS? If you have questions on the discipline policy of the School District or Clark Magnet High School, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the administration on campus at (818) 248-8324.

 

Clark Magnet High School

Dress Standard

2016 - 2017

 

Clark Magnet High School faculty, staff, and administration are committed to establishing a positive educational atmosphere in the classroom, on campus, and at school sponsored events. While recognizing the prime responsibility for good grooming is that of the student and parent, the school nevertheless shares in this obligation since it believes that good grooming signifies the difference in character and motivation that should distinguish the Clark Magnet student from students attending other schools. Since Clark Magnet students will be coming from all geographic areas of Glendale Unified School District, we want to emphasize that school is the student’s place of work and that respect for other members of society and oneself places some restrictions on the nature of our dress and grooming. We want our student’s dress to reflect the professional character of our school. 

 

All clothing must be neat, clean and acceptable in appearance. Clothing will be worn as its design is traditionally intended and fit the size of the wearer. All students will wear SOLID color polo or oxford style shirt/blouse with collar and sleeves and wear SOLID color uniform-type cotton slacks or shorts. Girls may wear SOLID color skirt, skort, shorts or a dress with sleeves (all cannot be shorter than 2 inches above the knee). TIGHTS, LEGGINGS, JEGGINGS; ANY SPANDEX FOR PANTS/SHORTS THAT LOOK LIKE SPANDEX (FORM-FITTING) ARE NOT

 

ALLOWED AND ARE NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR A UNIFORM STYLE PANT OR SHORT. NO DENIM MATERIAL OR BLUE JEAN STYLING FOR ANY CLOTHING IS PERMITTED - jean styling has sewn-on patch pockets and reinforcing rivets. All clothing must be regular cut. For examples of our dress standard, visit Clark’s website at www.clarkmagnet.net.  

 

Slacks:            Slacks will be uniform-type cotton, solid color, properly tailored to fit at the waist and covering undergarments. Slacks will be regular cut – non-riveted. TIGHTS, LEGGINGS, JEGGINGS; ANY SPANDEX OR PANTS/SHORTS THAT LOOK LIKE SPANDEX (FORM-FITTING) ARE NOT ALLOWED AND ARE NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR A UNIFORM STYLE PANT OR SHORT. No oversized or “baggy cut” clothing is permitted. This includes baggy cut trousers and baggy cut cargo pants. Slacks will be the correct length without bagging at the ankle, and will be hemmed (cuffed) without side slits, holes, rips, safety pins, staples or tape. No jean styling (see above). No webbed belts are permitted. All belt buckles will be plain; no initials are permitted. All belts will be worn as designed through belt loops without excessive length.

 

Shorts:            Shorts will be uniform-type cotton, solid color. Shorts cannot be shorter than 2 inches above the knee. They must be properly tailored to fit the waist and covering undergarments. Solid Bermuda shorts are preferredNo short-shorts, no cut-offs, or tight, form-fitting shorts (bike-type shorts) will be allowed. Shorts will be regular cut – non-riveted, no jean shorts (see above). No oversized clothing or “baggy cut” clothing is permitted. This includes baggy cut trousers and baggy cut cargo pants.

Shirt/

         blouse:             Shirt/blouse will be SOLID color with a COLLAR and SLEEVES. Sleeveless blouses or tank tops or are NOT allowed. Sheer/“see-through” fabric is NOT allowed. Blouses/shirts must not be “blue jean” material/fabric and/or “blue jean” styling. Shirt/blouse will be BUTTONED during school hours. Shirt/blouse will be worn as designed and not layered with a tank top or any undershirt. 

                                               

                                 Shirt/blouse will be “regular cut.” The shirt/blouse must be long enough to cover the mid-section and stay below the top of the pants at all times. No bare midriff may be showing at any time.   No oversized clothing is permitted. A jacket or sweater or sweatshirt with collar does not take the place of a shirt/blouse. 

 

Sweat-

pants:              Sweatpants will be worn ONLY during Physical Education class. No sweat

suits/athletic attire are allowed. TIGHTS, LEGGINGS, JEGGINGS; ANY SPANDEX OR PANTS/SHORTS THAT LOOK LIKE SPANDEX (FORM-FITTING) ARE NOT ALLOWED AND ARE NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR A UNIFORM STYLE PANT OR SHORT. Athletes: You are allowed to wear your school athletic jersey ONLY on game day. Athletic sweatpants are only allowed during physical education class (9th and 10th grades only).

 

Dresses:          Dresses will be solid color with sleeves and no shorter than 2 inches above the knee.

                       

Skirt/skort:        Skirt/skort will be solid color and no shorter than 2 inches above the knee.

 

Shoes:              Shoes will be worn at all times. Safety is of the utmost importance. Sandal

                         type (backless or “flip flops”) shoes are NOT permitted, even on free-dress days.

 

Outerwear:        Jackets and sweatshirts and other outerwear will be solid color – no prints,

                         stripes, logos, or sports insignias.

 

Hats:                Brimmed hats may be worn outside for sun protection. Hats must be plain,

                        with no insignia and worn as designed. Caps without brims, such as beanies,

                        should not be worn.   No backwards baseball caps. All hats must be removed when                                     

            entering any building.

 

THE FOLLOWING ARE ABSOLUTELY PROHIBITED:

Apparel with gang-related symbols or insignias, any attire that could be used as a weapon, such as chains, spokes or studs. This includes chains attached to wallets. Sunglasses may be worn outside only. Clothing that promotes drug use, tobacco use or alcohol use is absolutely prohibited. SUNGLASSES AND HATS MAY BE WORN OUTSIDE FOR SUN-PROTECTION ONLY.

 

 

DRESS REGULATIONS ARE IN EFFECT AT ALL SCHOOL FUNCTIONS AND EVENTS UNLESS OTHERWISE ANNOUNCED. 

 

CONSEQUENCES OF DRESS STANDARD VIOLATIONS FOR THE ENTIRE SCHOOL YEAR (AUGUST – JUNE):

 

For any dress standard violation, the student will be sent to the office for consequences:

1st offense: Lunch Detention

2nd offense: Alternative to Suspension (ATS)

3rd offense: Alternative to Suspension (ATS)

4th offense: Alternative to Suspension (ATS) and placed on Administrative Contract

5th offense: Suspension

6th offense: Multiple days of suspension

Senior Clause: Repeated violations of the Dress Standard may result in loss of Senior Class privileges including, but not limited to; no participation in Catalina Field Trip, Prom, and Commencement Ceremony.

 

Nothing in this standard shall be construed as prohibiting the faculty or school officials from requiring students to comply with an up-graded standard if, in the opinion of the school, the individual’s dress or grooming is harmful or distracting to the educational process.

 

This is your copy of the Clark Magnet High School’s Standards of Student Conduct.   Please keep it handy for future reference. Both you and your student must sign the separate pink signature page, date it and include it in the forms to be returned.

 


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