Student Handbook

Sierra Vista staff and community will purposefully make all plans and decisions based upon what is best for students. The staff will sustain a culture in which teachers share professional knowledge and skills, exchange ideas, and support each other as authentic and research-based practices are implemented in a standards-based environment. The Sierra Vista staff will create a climate of professional collegiality in which every staff member works to develop the social, emotional and academic skills necessary for students to become exemplary citizens in a global society.

academic honesty

Commitment to Academic Honesty

The Irvine Unified School District has from its inception placed an emphasis on ethical behavior and academic honesty. The Board adoption of core ethical values of Honesty, Responsibility, Compassion, Perseverance, Respectfulness, Cooperation, Civic Duty, and Courage reflect this emphasis. The Board further affirms its policy that honest behavior is a responsibility shared by the school and the home, and that academic dishonesty is to be abhorred in all its forms.

Students and parents cite several factors and perceptions that contribute to increased incidents of academic dishonesty:
 • Academic environments that are increasingly rigorous and competitive
• Access to information on the Internet that can be easily copied into another document
• Parental expectations for high achievement
• Competing time demands of other legitimate activities
• Assignments that are too difficult or not helpful in learning,
• Competition for good grades
• Everyone is doing it.

While these factors may help us understand certain behavior, none can serve as an excuse for academic dishonesty.

In the absence of academic honesty, it is impossible to assess student learning and assign accurate grades and to ensure that honest students are not at a competitive disadvantage. The Board expects that classroom practices will reward honest behavior, discourage dishonest behavior, reflect reasonable preventative measures, and protect the rights of the majority of students who are consistently honest.

Commitments
To realize our goals for academic honesty will require collaboration and commitment among the school, the teachers, parents, and students. Each must do their part.

Parent Commitment
• Dialogue with family members about academic honesty including cheating, plagiarism, etc.
• State clear expectations regarding conformance to the school’s academic honesty policy
• Monitor homework to be sure students are doing their own, and not copying from friends
• Help and encourage students with school work, but never do it for them
• Notify instructors regarding concerns about classroom honesty
• Read, understand and abide by your school’s academic honesty policy

Student Commitment
• Do your own work unless otherwise directed by teacher
• Complete each daily homework assignment with a focus on what is to be learned
• Refrain from acts of academic dishonesty
• Do not take credit for work done by anyone else
• Refuse to aid any form of academic dishonesty
• Read, understand, and abide by your school’s academic honesty policy

Teacher Commitment 
• Routinely, regularly reinforce the academic honesty expectations with students
• Set clear (written) academic honesty expectations for various types of homework assignments
• Establish an environment that promotes academic honesty during testing
• Actively look for suspicious behavior
• Enforce the district and school academic honesty policies
• Promote and model core ethical values
• Make assignments that provide necessary practice for valuable learning
• Assign work that is intentionally focused on what is to be learned

Consequences 
Consequences for infractions may include a failing mark in the assignment, a failing mark in the course, and progressive discipline consequences from an after-school detention to suspension.

Definition of Terms
Cheating
: the use of notes, documents or answers during tests, or the copying of one student’s completed assignments or answers by another; allowing another to do the same; or having access to information such as formulas or calculations, notes, etc., except where expressly allowed. Giving or receiving limited help in trouble-shooting a part of an assignment is not normally considered cheating. However, allowing another student to write any part of an assignment, copying another’s file or assignment, and excessive collaboration on assignments are all considered cheating (unless specifically approved otherwise). The student providing such assistance is considered to be cheating as well. Never allow another student to look at your assignment nor to borrow your electronic file. It is also considered cheating for a student to have access to unauthorized information designed to assist during a test. Having access to an answer or related information in whatever form, whether or not it is used, is considered cheating.

Plagiarism: the use of another’s words, ideas, or creative productions without assigning credit to the original source.

To plagiarize is to take ideas or words of another person and pass them off as one’s own. In short, it is stealing something intangible rather than an object. Obviously, it is not necessary to state the source of well-known or easily verifiable facts. But student are expected to acknowledge the sources of ideas and expressions they use in their written work, whether those expressions are quoted directly or paraphrased. To provide adequate documentation is not only an indication of academic honesty, but also a courtesy which enables the reader to consult your sources with ease. Failure to do so constitutes plagiarism.

It is also considered plagiarism and/or cheating if a student submits a paper written in whole or in part by someone other than himself or herself, or copies the answer or answers of another student in any test, examination or take-home assignment.

Acknowledgements: Modern Language Association Citation Example.
Schrock, Kathleen, Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators, 1995, www.capecod.net/schrockguide/(6 Nov. 1997)
Northwestern University/TA Handbook
Technology PathFinder, June 1998
Golden West College Catalog – General Information www.vwc.edu/library_tech/wwwpages/kames/honesty.htm
Northern Virginia Community College

* Nondiscrimination Statement 
The Irvine Unified School District is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs and activities including membership in student clubs shall be free from discrimination based on race, color, ancestry, nationality, ethnic group identification, age, religion, actual or potential parental, family, or marital status, or the exclusion of any person because of pregnancy or related conditions, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, or genetic information; 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.

The District does not discriminate in enrollment in or access to any of the activities and programs available. Admission to these programs is based on age appropriateness, class space, interest, aptitude, and prerequisite coursework where applicable. The lack of English skills shall not be a barrier to admission to or participation in the District’s activities and programs. The Irvine Unified School District also does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices.

** Sexual Harassment – Students Board Policy 5145.7
The Board of Education is committed to maintaining a learning environment free from harassment, intimidation or insult, student-to-student or adult-to-student, on the basis of an individual's actual or perceived sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression. Positive action will be taken when necessary to eliminate such practices or remedy their effects.

Sexual harassment, as defined and otherwise prohibited by state and federal statutes, constitutes an unlawful form of sex discrimination in violation of Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In addition, sexual harassment constitutes violation of the California Education Code, regulations of the State Board of Education, and District Policy. As such, sexual harassment may constitute just cause for discipline pursuant to applicable Education Code Sections.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries and complaints regarding the sexual harassment policy:

Sierra Vista Middle School: Lynn Matassarin, Principal, 2 Liberty, Irvine CA 92620, (949) 936-6600.

District Office: Title IX Coordinator – Keith Tuominen, Director, Secondary Education, 5050 Barranca Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92604, (949)936-5047.

Teacher Commitment
Routinely, regularly reinforce the academic honesty expectations with students
Set clear (written) academic honesty expectations for various types of homework assignments
Establish an environment that promotes academic honesty during testing
Actively look for suspicious behavior
Enforce the district and school academic honesty policies
Promote and model core ethical values
Make assignments that provide necessary practice for valuable learning
Assign work that is intentionally focused on what is to be learned

Consequences
Consequences for infractions may include a failing mark in the assignment, a failing mark in the course, and progressive discipline consequences from an after-school detention to suspension.

Definition of Terms
Cheating: the use of notes, documents or answers during tests, or the copying of one student’s completed assignments or answers by another; allowing another to do the same; or having access to information such as formulas or calculations, notes, etc., except where expressly allowed. Giving or receiving limited help in trouble-shooting a part of an assignment is not normally considered cheating. However, allowing another student to write any part of an assignment, copying another’s file or assignment, and excessive collaboration on assignments are all considered cheating (unless specifically approved otherwise). The student providing such assistance is considered to be cheating as well. Never allow another student to look at your assignment nor to borrow your electronic file. It is also considered cheating for a student to have access to unauthorized information designed to assist during a test. Having access to an answer or related information in whatever form, whether or not it is used, is considered cheating.

Plagiarism: the use of another’s words, ideas, or creative productions without assigning credit to the original source To plagiarize is to take ideas or words of another person and pass them off as one’s own. In short, it is stealing something intangible rather than an object. Obviously, it is not necessary to state the source of well-known or easily verifiable facts. But student are expected to acknowledge the sources of ideas and expressions they use in their written work, whether those expressions are quoted directly or paraphrased. To provide adequate documentation is not only an indication of academic honesty, but also a courtesy which enables the reader to consult your sources with ease. Failure to do so constitutes plagiarism. It is also considered plagiarism and/or cheating if a student submits a paper written in whole or in part by someone other than himself or herself, or copies the answer or answers of another student in any test, examination or take-home assignment.

Acknowledgements: Modern Language Association Citation Example. Schrock, Kathleen, Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators, 1995, www.capecod.net/schrockguide/(6 Nov. 1997) Northwestern University/TA Handbook Technology PathFinder, June 1998 Golden West College Catalog – General Information www.vwc.edu/library_tech/wwwpages/kames/honesty.htm Northern Virginia Community College

attendance

Absences

Students are required by law to attend school regularly.  Every absence from school MUST be cleared by a parent or guardian.  Absences may be cleared by calling the 24-hour Voice Mail ATTENDANCE LINE (949) 936-6601 or by sending a note to the attendance clerk the day the student returns. Whether you call the attendance line or send a note, it is necessary to include the following information:

  1. student’s full name (spelling last name)
  2. date of absence
  3. specific reason for absence
  4. name of parent/guardian

Tardy Policy

Students are expected to be seated in class before the tardy bell at 8:00 a.m. or 9:00 a.m. on late start.  Once a student arrives at school, he/she must remain on campus until dismissed. If the student is tardy to school, he/she is to report to the front office for a tardy slip.
Students coming from a medical or dental appointment must bring a note from the doctor’s office for the tardy to be excused. Unexcused tardies result in lunch detention, SARB referral, or other consequences.  
Excessive tardiness and absences will be referred to the School Attendance Review Board (SARB).

Make-up Work

Students will be given an equal number of days to make up work for the number of days they were absent. Students are expected to immediately contact a reliable classmate to find out about missed work.  

Determining what assignments were missed and making them up is the student’s responsibility, not the teacher’s.

Appointments off Campus

If you would like your student to be waiting in the front office for a scheduled appointment, a note must be sent with your student so he/she may be excused from class.  Students must be signed out in the office before leaving campus by a person listed on the emergency card.

behavior & discipline

THE CHARGER CODE OF CONDUCT

Sierra Vista is a community of learners who are conscientious, act with kindness and integrity, and academically persevere as exemplary citizens in a global society.

SVMS will be implementing a school-wide Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) plan.

  • Defines and teaches positive social expectations
  • Acknowledges positive behavior
  • Creates an effective learning environment for all students
  • Establishes a positive school culture

Students will:

  1. Be on time
  2. Be prepared and follow directions
  3. Respect their own and others’ life spaces and the health and safety rules at Sierra Vista.

At SVMS, we want to recognize and reinforce positive behavior. Students who demonstrate the “Charger Way” will receive a Charger Card. Charger Cards can be used as a front of the lunch line pass OR entered into the Charger Drawing. Prizes included gift cards, lunch privileges, special events, etc. Please reference the SVMS School-Wide Teaching Matrix to see the expected behaviors at SVMS.

Suspension and Expulsion

The Irvine Unified School District enforces a ZERO TOLERANCE policy. This means that students found to be in possession of any firearm, brandishing a knife, or involved in the sale of a controlled substance will be immediately suspended and subsequently recommended for expulsion.

Students who cause or attempt to cause, or threaten to cause a physical injury to another person may be suspended and in certain circumstances expelled.

Students who use force or violence upon the person of another except in self-defense, may also be suspended and recommended for expulsion.

 

The following acts occurring at school, going to or from school or at any school sponsored activity are considered to be violations of the California Education Code and may lead to suspension and expulsion:

  • Caused or attempted to cause, or threatened to cause physical injury to another person...§48900(a)(1)
  • Willfully used force or violence upon the person of another, except in self-defense...§48900(a)(2)
  • Possessed, sold or furnished any firearm, knife, explosive, or other dangerous object... §48900(b)
  • Possessed, used, sold or furnished, or been under the influence of any controlled substance, alcoholic beverage, or intoxicant...§48900(c)
  • Committed or attempted to commit robbery or extortion...§48900(e)
  • Caused or attempted to cause damage to school or private property...§48900(f)
  • Stolen or attempted to steal school or private property...§48900(g)
  • Possessed or used tobacco or any products containing tobacco...§48900(h)
  • Committed an obscene act or engaged in habitual profanity or vulgarity...§48900(i)
  • Possessed, offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell drug paraphernalia...§48900(j)
  • Disrupted school activities or otherwise willfully defied the valid authority of teachers, administrators, or other school personnel engaged in the performance of their duties...§48900(k)
  • Knowingly received stolen school or private property...§48900(l)
  • Possessed an imitation firearm...§48900(m)
  • Engaged in an act of bullying...§48900(r)
  • A pupil who aids or abets, as defined in Section 31 of the Penal Code, the infliction or attempted infliction of physical injury to another person...§48900(t)
  • Committed sexual harassment...§48900.2

See the complete list of the California Ed. Code pertaining to suspension and expulsions at http://www.cde.ca.gov

cell phones

The school telephones are business phones and may be used by students in cases of emergency only. Cell phones are to be turned off during the full course of the school day. Students may use cell phones only with the approval of their teachers or the front office. Any phones that ring or are used during school hours are subject to confiscation, discipline consequence and/or parent pick-up.

Mobile phones must be in the OFF position for the duration of the school day

dress code

Sierra Vista Middle School encourages students to dress appropriately for school and has adopted the following policy. Since we are an educational institution, the daily clothing/attire should be conducive to an educational environment and should not be disruptive of school operation and the educational process. In cases of questionable attire, the school administration will determine the appropriateness of a student’s dress.

  • Students are not allowed to wear any items to school that may be deemed inappropriate, unsafe, or disruptive to the educational process. (body piercings except earrings, chains or accessories, etc.)
  • Clothing/Apparel may NOT contain such items including but not limited to the following: offensive symbols, signs, slogans, or words degrading gender, cultural, religious, ethical values, violence, vandalism, sex, or the use of drugs, alcohol, or tobacco.
  • Tight or revealing clothing (including short shorts) is not permitted.
  • Clothing which allows underwear, including bra straps, to be exposed. This may include: sagging, oversized pants, and clothing in disrepair (with holes, cuts, or tears)
  • Clothing that exposes the torso and/or cleavage, such as the following, is not allowed: tube tops/halters, tank tops/spaghetti straps (unless worn with another less revealing top), bare back or midriff clothing, bathing suits, etc.)
  • Footwear must be worn at all times on campus (no slippers).
  • Pajama or flannel bottoms are prohibited (exception on dress up days)
  • Students may not display writing or drawings on their bodies.

 

A student who violates SVMS dress code will be required to change into P.E. clothes. Repeated violations of the dress code are considered defiance and will result in detention or suspension from school and/or loss of school privileges and activities.

 

* Nondiscrimination Statement

The Irvine Unified School District is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs and activities including membership in student clubs shall be free from discrimination based on race, color, ancestry, nationality, ethnic group identification, age, religion, actual or potential parental, family, or marital status, or the exclusion of any person because of pregnancy or related conditions, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, or genetic information; 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.

The District does not discriminate in enrollment in or access to any of the activities and programs available. Admission to these programs is based on age appropriateness, class space, interest, aptitude, and prerequisite coursework where applicable. The lack of English skills shall not be a barrier to admission to or participation in the District’s activities and programs. The Irvine Unified School District also does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices.

 

**Sexual Harassment – Students Board Policy 5145.7

The Board of Education is committed to maintaining a learning environment free from harassment, intimidation or insult, student-to-student or adult-to-student, on the basis of an individual's actual or perceived sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression. Positive action will be taken when necessary to eliminate such practices or remedy their effects.

Sexual harassment, as defined and otherwise prohibited by state and federal statutes, constitutes an unlawful form of sex discrimination in violation of Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In addition, sexual harassment constitutes violation of the California Education Code, regulations of the State Board of Education, and District Policy. As such, sexual harassment may constitute just cause for discipline pursuant to applicable Education Code Sections.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries and complaints regarding the sexual harassment policy:

Sierra Vista Middle School: Lynn Matassarin, Principal, 2 Liberty, Irvine CA 92620, (949) 936-6600.

District Office: Title IX Coordinator – Keith Tuominen, Director, Secondary Education, 5050 Barranca Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92604, (949)936-5047.

grade reporting

The Irvine Unified School District delivers report cards and progress reports electronically via the Parent Portal at https://my.iusd.org. Parents are notified via email when report cards and progress reports are accessible online.

The school year is organized by three trimesters of approximately twelve weeks each. Trimester ending dates this year are as follows: November 17th, March 2nd, and June 8th. Grades, citizenship, and work habit marks are published on Parent Portal at the end of each trimester. Mid-term progress reports (at approximately six weeks into each trimester) are also published electronically on this site. In addition, many teachers use the online gradebook on Parent Portal, which allows parents to view their child’s grades on assignments, quizzes, and tests as the grades are recorded.

To log into the Parent Portal or to create a new account, visit http://my.iusd.org.

 

Report Cards and Progress Reports:

Progress reports will be available online for viewing in the Parent Portal one week after the close of each grading period and midway through each trimester.

 

Honor Roll Criteria:

· Principal's Honor Roll - A student must earn a GPA of 4.0 in all subjects plus all “S” or “O” marks in citizenship, work habits, and effort in all classes, including Advisement.

· Sierra Vista Honor Roll - A student must earn a GPA of 3.5-3.99 in all subjects plus all “S” or “O” marks in citizenship, work habits, and effort in all classes, including Advisement.

· Citizenship Honor Roll - A student must earn all "O's" (Outstanding) in citizenship, plus all “S” or “O” marks in work habits and effort in all classes, including Advisement.

· National Junior Honor Society - A student must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 in the seventh grade (3 trimesters), plus all “S” or “O” marks in citizenship, work habits, and effort in all classes, including Advisement. This average must be maintained in grade 8. Qualification criteria for membership in N.J.H.S. also include leadership, service, and character.

· Presidential Academic Fitness - A student must

have earned a 3.7 in the seventh grade and the

first and second trimesters of the eighth grade

year plus all “S” or “O” marks in citizenship,

work habits, and effort in all classes, including

Advisement.

personal property

Students must assume sole responsibility for loss or damage to any school or personal property issued to or belonging to them, such as garments, equipment, books, folders, electronics or musical instruments. The school will, in every way possible, endeavor to protect all such properties, but is not responsible for them. Items such as electronic games, IPods, laser pointers (suspendable) etc., should not be brought to school. Prohibited items will be confiscated.

 

LOST AND FOUND
The lost and found is located in the library. All items found, such as purses, wallets, rings, keys, eyeglasses, etc. should be turned into the office immediately. Lost P.E. clothes should be turned into the P.E. Department. Articles not claimed will be donated to charitable organizations.

SELLING & TRADING ITEMS ON CAMPUS
Students are not permitted to sell or trade any items (crafts, candy, toys, etc) to other students on campus.

technology

Sierra Vista Middle School Bring Your Own Device (B.Y.O.D.)

Responsible Use Policy – Parent / Student User

(iPads, tablets, iTouches, laptops, mobile phones with Wi-Fi)

Sierra Vista Middle School is committed to aiding students and staff in creating a 21st century learning environment. Students may use their own devices with classroom teacher approval to access school-appropriate material for educational purposes. By allowing students to use their own technology on campus, we are hoping to increase the access all students have to the resources they need to succeed.

 

Teachers may allow students to utilize devices for instructional purposes (research, web-based and/or device-based applications and simulations, articles or readings related to curriculum, laboratory exercises, academic related content and/or academic related sites) and in accordance with IUSD’s board policy and IUSD’s Acceptable Use Policy. The teacher has the discretion to allow and regulate the use of personal devices in the classroom and for use during specific projects. Teachers may require a hard copy of a book in certain situations such as a specific translation of the text; illustrations and/or cover art; or foreword, appendix, or other literary additions required for class.

 

Ability to use electronic devices on campus is a privilege, not a right. All material on any electronic device must be appropriate for school. All users shall be required to acknowledge understanding of all administrative regulations governing use of the device and shall agree in writing to comply with such regulations and guidelines. Noncompliance with applicable regulations may result in suspension or termination of privileges and other disciplinary action consistent with district policies. Students may not use devices to record, transmit, or post photographic images or video of a person or persons on campus during school activities and/or hours unless otherwise allowed by a teacher. Devices may not be used for non-instructional purpose (such as making personal calls, sending personal e-mails and/or texting, etc.).

 

Device Types:

For the purpose of classroom use, the word “device” means a privately owned wireless and/or portable electronic piece of equipment that includes laptops, iPads, tablets, iPod Touches, cell and smart phones. No gaming devices are allowed (to include: Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable PSP, etc.)

 

Guidelines:

  1. It is imperative that both students and parents agree to the classroom guidelines.
  2. All students are expected to exhibit digital citizenship in accordance with SVMS school rules. This is a privilege, not a right.
  3. We would also like to make clear that parents are not expected to purchase a device for their child. We do have a very limited number of sharable devices that are available for class-time use.
  4. If a student owns a device, has parent permission, and agrees to the guidelines, only then will the student be allowed to bring his/her device to school for use during class-time only, on teacher-approved days.
  5. Students may not use their own devices during instructional time unless approved by the classroom teacher.
  6. Clearly and permanently label all devices and power cords with your student’s name.
  7. Devices may not be used for non-instructional purposes (such as making personal calls, sending personal e-mails, texting, social media, etc.).
  8. The student takes full responsibility for his or her device and keeps it with him/her at all times. The school, nor the teacher, is responsible for the security of the device.
  9. The student is responsible for the proper care of his or her personal device, including any costs of repair, replacement, or any modifications needed to use the device at school.
  10. The school reserves the right to inspect a student’s personal device if there is reason to believe that the student has violated Board policies, school rules, or has engaged in other misconduct while using his/her personal device.
  11. Violations of any Board policies, administrative procedures, or school polices involving a student’s personally owned device may result in the loss of use of the device at school and/or disciplinary action.
  12. The student immediately complies with teacher's request to shut down the device or close the screen. Additionally, all devices should be on MUTE unless otherwise directed by the classroom teacher.
  13. Personal devices shall be charged prior to bringing them school and shall be capable of running off of their own batteries while at school.
  14. The student may not use the devices to record, transmit or post photos or video of a person or persons on campus. Nor can any images or video recorded at school be transmitted or posted at any time without the expressed permission of the teacher.
  15. During school hours the student should only use their device to access classroom-related activities, with the expressed consent of the teacher.
  16. The student will only use the guest wireless network by logging in by utilizing their IUSD username and password when directed. The use of 3G & 4G wireless connections are not allowed.

Tech Support:
Students who have technical issues with their technology tool need to take care of this issue by working with the user’s manual that came with the device outside of the classroom. These are not IUSD devices and the district is not allocating resources to troubleshoot issues. It is the responsibility of the student to bring the device to school charged and in working condition.

Liability:

Although the student and parent are responsible and liable for the safety, protection, and security of the electronic device, student users of personally-owned devices are expected to alert school staff immediately regarding safety and security concerns. IUSD will not be held accountable for any harm or damages that result from the use of personally-owned devices whether it results from a mistake, negligence, or the willful violation of this agreement. Neither IUSD nor Sierra Vista Middle School can be held financially or criminally responsible for the loss of the device. Locking facilities will not be provided by Sierra Vista Middle School or by any staff member. The student or parent may wish to consider the investment in the device before sending it to campus where it may end up in an unsecure situation. The student or parent may wish to consider a locking backpack in which to secure the electronic device; however, neither IUSD, Sierra Vista Middle School, nor any staff member may be held accountable, responsible, or liable for damage to or loss of the device.

 

Agreement:

I have read the Sierra Vista Middle School Policy for Portable Electronic Devices and agree to adhere to the conditions and policies detailed therein. I understand and accept the conditions stated in both the Sierra Vista Middle School policy and the IUSD Acceptable Use Policy incorporated herein, and agree to hold harmless the district and all district personnel for any damages or loss to my electronic device.

I understand that (I am, my student is) expected to act in a reasonable manner and follow all guidelines for use of the electronic device as stated above and that all privileges on such systems can be cancelled for violations of the Sierra Vista Middle School Portable Device Policy and/or IUSD Technological Resources Acceptable Use Policy.

dance party policy

The Associated Student Body (ASB) sponsors dance parties during the school year which are held in the Multi-Purpose Room. Parents and teachers act as chaperones.  Permission slips must be completed with a phone number and signed by parents for students to attend. Dress for ALL dance parties is casual and informal.  There are no formal dances.  Please read the information which follows:

Responsibilities and Consequences at School Dance Parties:
Dances are for current Sierra Vista students only. w School ID is required for admission to all dances  s  No student will be admitted late. w Students must remain within the dance boundaries from the time of arrival until the dance is over. w Students may NOT leave the dance early w Students must be in full attendance at school the day of the dance in order to attend the dance. w Parents are to pick up students promptly (within 15 minutes) of the end of the dance. w  During the dance, students may NOT use cell phones.  w All school rules are in effect during dances, including the dress code and behavior expectations.

Possible consequences of any infraction of the previously mentioned policies:
Immediate exclusion from dance; exclusion from next dance; call to parents; exclusion from all dances.