EASTON SCHOOL DISTRICT

                                      THE VISION

The Easton School District will provide an inviting school and community learning
center reflecting high standards, quality work, and citizenship through a collaborative,
flexible, and healthy learning environment where the needs of all students are

                                     THE MISSION

We believe that all students can learn if they take advantage of the opportunity.

                               GOALS FOR THE YEAR

Behavior Goal: Respect. At Easton School, students show respect by taking
responsibility for their actions, liking and caring about themselves, other students and
adults, and by treating others the way they want to be treated. They do things that
keep themselves and others free from danger, harm or injury, and respect the property
of others. They respond appropriately to adults. They are honest, avoiding cheating
and plagiarism.

Academic Goal: Quality. At Easton School, students show quality work by being on
time and prepared for learning, using work time appropriately, completing assignments
on time, and turning in work that is clean, legible, and prepared to the best of their
ability. They work to achieve their potential by not accepting limits and going beyond
the assignment to produce work that is exemplary.


    Revised August 2009

     Easton School
   1893 Railroad Street
       P.O. Box 8
    Easton, WA 98925
Marilyn Fudge – Chairman
Tony Fitzgerald – Vice Chairman
Ken Everaert
Brenda Sargent
Jessica Hall

Superintendent………………              Patrick Dehuff
Principal ………………………               Ron Woodruff
Counselor………………………                Brian Todd
Administrative Secretary……        Claudia Guilford
Business Manager…………...           Tracy Plouse

Cece Badda………………..…… Art, PE
Phil Derrick……………………… History, English, Math
Theresa Plue…………………….. Science, Math
Ron Woodruff …………………… Business Education, Computer Applications
Anna Powell …………………..… English, Family Life/Health, History, Music
Bob Scheffelmaier …………….…Math, Industrial Arts, CAD
Gretchen Jenkins ……………..…Special Education, Leadership

Becky Harless………………….             School Nurse
Peg Bryant ………………………              Occupational Therapist
Amy Beiter…………………...….            Speech Therapist
Michelle Montgomery………..          Psychologist
Carol Shapiro……………                Para-pro Teacher
Anna Maria DeLuca……..             Para-pro Teacher, Spanish
Tammy Roy………………                   Para-pro Teacher
David Tate………………                  Maintenance/Transportation, Bus Driver
Delores Tate……………..               Custodian, Lunchroom Cashier
Melissa Parker…………..              Bus Driver, Custodian, Supervision
Bill Ludt………………….                 Bus Driver, Supervision

Anna Powell …….…          Program Director
Brian Todd…………            Athletic Director
Bob Scheffelmaier…        Technology Director
Phil Derrick ……...…       Yearbook Advisor
Ron Woodruff…. …...       ASB Advisor
Gretchen Jenkins… .       Cheer

Staff email addresses are: last name first initial @easton.wednet.edu

Cece Badda – baddacc@easton.wednet.edu
Patrick Dehuff – dehuffp@easton.wednet.edu
Anna Maria DeLuca – delucaa@easton.wednet.edu
Philip Derrick – derrickp@easton.wednet.edu
Stephen Eims – eimss@easton.wednet.edu
Claudia Guilford – guilfordc@easton.wednet.edu
Becky Houle – houleb@easton.wednet.edu
Gretchen Jenkins – jenkinsg@easton.wednet.edu
Jenny Jensen – jensenj@easton.wednet.edu
Sara McCoy – mccoys@easton.wednet.edu
Kaya McLaren – mclarenk@easton.wednet.edu
Tracy Plouse – plouset@easton.wednet.edu
Theresa Plue – pluet@easton.wednet.edu
Anna Powell – powella@easton.wednet.edu
Bob Scheffelmaier – schefb@easton.wednet.edu
Carol Shapiro – shapiroc@easton.wednet.edu
David Tate – tated@easton.wednet.edu
Delores Tate – tatedel@easton.wednet.edu
Brian Todd – toddb@easton.wednet.edu
Ron Woodruff – woodruffr@easton.wednet.edu

Staff may be contacted by telephone at 509-656-2317.
You may leave a message if the individual you are trying to reach is not available.

                                  JAGUAR SPORTS

The opportunity to participate in the Easton School Sports program is a privilege for all
secondary students who meet the academic and behavior requirements of the school
district, league and WIAA. Easton is part of the Pacific Coast league for volleyball,
basketball, softball and baseball and the Northern Sky league for football. Football
practices will be at Easton School and home games will be in Thorp. All volleyball
home games will be in Easton. Winter sports practices and games will be in Easton.
Spring sports (baseball and softball) will be offered in Thorp; practices and home
games will be in Thorp.

 Sport                 Coach           First Day of Practice

 Football              Phil Derrick    August 19, 2009
 Volleyball            Jenny           August 24, 2009
 JH Girls Basketball
                       Jackie Tate     September 2, 2009
 JH Boys Basketball

                       TBD             October 21, 2009
 HS Boys Basketball    TBD             November 16, 2009

 HS Girls Basketball   TBD             November 16, 2009

 Varsity Baseball      TBD             March 1, 2010
 Varsity Softball      TBD             March 1, 2010

 Cheer                 Gretchen        September 8, 2009

*TBD=to be determined
A physical exam, medical insurance, Medical Emergency Authorization, ASB card,
Waiver of Liability and Code of Conduct and athletic participation forms signed by both
the parent and the participant are required.


 Students receive a citizenship grade each quarter and semester.
 Students keep track of citizenship activities in their portfolio
 The citizenship grade will be based on the Citizenship Grading Criteria (see next

Unexcused tardies and absences are recorded in grade books and in student records.
Students are allowed one day for each day absent to make up work. Excessive
unexcused absences or tardies are discussed with the student and have the potential
to affect class or citizenship grades.

Students are expected to show up for school with all the supplies required for the day.

Students should behave appropriately in the classroom. Classroom rules may vary
from class to class, but students are responsible for knowing and following the rules
stated by each teacher. Students are expected to actively participate in discussion,
use their time wisely in class, complete assigned work and request assistance when
needed. Students must treat classmates and teachers with courtesy and respect.
Honesty is expected from all Easton students.

The following specific policies affect the citizenship grade given each quarter. They
may affect the course grade when behavior interferes with the student’s ability to learn
and apply the lessons being taught.


Scale     TARDY                        UNEXCUSED ABSENCES
          0 unexcused tardies.         0 unexcused absences.
  4       Has the tools, equipment,    Demonstrates the
          and supplies needed          characteristics of honesty,
          ready to use all of the      respect, kindness, courtesy,
          time.                        and following classroom rules
                                       all of the time.
          TARDY                        UNEXCUSED ABSENCES
          1 unexcused tardies.         1 unexcused absence.
          Has the tools, equipment,    Demonstrates the
          and supplies needed          characteristics of honesty,
          ready to use all but one     respect, kindness, courtesy,
          time                         and follows classroom rules all
                                       but one time.
          TARDY                        UNEXCUSED ABSENCES
          2 unexcused tardies.         2 unexcused absences.
          Has the tools, equipment,    Demonstrates the
          and supplies needed          characteristics of honesty,
          ready to use all but two     respect, kindness, courtesy,
          times.                       and follows classroom rules all
                                       but two times.
          TARDY                        UNEXCUSED ABSENCES
          3 unexcused tardies.         3 unexcused absences.
          Has the tools, equipment     Demonstrates the
          and supplies all but three   characteristics of honesty,
          times.                       respect, kindness and
                                       courtesy, and follows
                                       classroom rules all but three
          TARDY                        UNEXCUSED ABSENCES
          4 unexcused tardies.         4 unexcused absences.
          Has the tools, equipment     Demonstrates the
          and supplies all but four    characteristics of honesty,
          times.                       respect, kindness, being
                                       courteous, and follows
                                       classroom rules all but four
Scale 15-16 = A; 13-14 = B, 11-12 = C, 9-10 = D, 8-0 = F

                                 COUNSELING OFFICE

If you need to meet with the counselor, sign up before school or between classes in the
counseling office. The counselor will send for you as soon as possible. If an
emergency arises your classroom teacher can call and arrange a meeting with the
counselor. Students are not to go to the counseling office without being excused by
their regular classroom teacher.


It is necessary to earn 24 credits, complete an approved Culminating Project and
Portfolio, achieve a minimum score of 4 on the District Writing Assessment and
successfully pass the state’s standardized assessment.

             English                         4
             Social Studies                  3
             Math                            3
             Science                         2
             Health & P.E                    2
             Occupational Education          2
             Fine Arts                       1
             Electives                       7

             Total Credits                  24

All students will prepare and keep a portfolio that will be graded as part of the Advisory
Period. This is a graduation requirement. The portfolio will be presented by the student
at the spring conference.


Students will be required to earn a specific number of credits in each of six subject
areas, now called College Academic Distribution Requirements (CADRs). The subject
areas remain math, english, science, social science, world languages, and the arts.

Students who plan to apply for admission to any of Washington’s public baccalaureate
institutions must earn three credits of CADR courses each year of high school, including
the twelfth grade year. To be considered for admission to a public baccalaureate
institution, students will be required to earn two credits of laboratory science, including
one credit of algebra-based biology, chemistry or physics.

                                   DAILY SCHEDULE

                                          Monday -       EARLY RELEASE
                                          Thursday          FRIDAY
                  Breakfast             8:00 -8:25          8:00 -8:25
                  Period 1              8:25 -9:17          8:25 -8:57
                  Period 2              9:20-10:14          9:00 -9:31
                  Morning Break        10:14-10:22
                  Period 3             10:22-11:12         9:34 -10:05
                        Friday Morning Break               10:05-10:12
                  Period 4              11:15-12:07        10:12-10:43
                          Elementary Lunch                 11:19-11:49
                  Junior High Lunch     12:02-12:40        11:45-12:20
                  High School Lunch 12:07-12:40            11:49-12:20
                  Period 5              12:40 - 1:12       10:46-11:16
                               Advisory                    11:19-11:49
                  Period 6               1:15 - 2:05       12:21-12:54
                  Period 7               2:08 - 3:00       12:57 - 1:30

                             ACADEMIC CONFERENCES

Parent/Teacher/Student conferences are held in the fall and spring. There will be no
school on these days. Office staff will contact parents to arrange a date and time for
the conference. The fall conference is staff led and the spring conference is student

A meeting to discuss issues of concern can be arranged any time during the school
year. Please don’t hesitate to contact the principal or the teacher to schedule a


Easton School provides the following specialized services for students as needed:

Remediation Assistance
Designed to provide specialized individual or small group help for students in reading,
writing, and math.

Bilingual Education
Designed to provide support for students who do not speak English as their first
language. Qualifications for service are based on the Washington Language
Proficiency Test.

Special Education
Students qualifying for special education are placed on an individual education
program, and receive additional instructional support.


State and District tests administered include:

MAP - Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) measures student growth in math,
reading and writing and is administered in the fall and spring each year from 3 – 10th

The WASL will be replaced next school year with the grades 3-8 Measurements of
Student Progress (MSP) and the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE). Beginning in
spring 2010, the new state tests will be shorter, the time it takes to administer them will
be cut in half and online testing will be piloted in reading and math.
Replacing the WASL does not eliminate the state high school graduation requirements,
which call for high school students to pass the reading and writing state exams and to
either pass the math test or earn two credits of math after 10th grade. Students can also
meet the assessment requirement by passing other state-approved alternatives.
The testing dates for the High School Proficiency Exams will generally remain the same
in spring 2010 as they have in the past, except reading, math and science will take only
one session:
      Reading, March 16 (only one session)
      Writing, March 17-18 (two sessions)
      Math, April 13 (one session)
      Science, April 15 (one session)
The testing window for elementary and middle schools will be moved into May. Schools
participating in traditional paper-and-pencil testing will administer the MSP from May 12-
28. Those schools choosing to participate in the first year of online testing will have a
slightly longer testing window (May 10 to June 4). Individual schools can decide whether
to volunteer for spring online testing in 2010 and 2011.
The new assessments will no longer feature long-answer items (worth four points) and
will be constructed of multiple choice and completion items (each worth one point) and
short-answer items (two points). If possible, already developed long-answer items will
be broken down into one- and two-point items. The MSP and HSPE will continue to
assess students on the state learning standards in reading and writing. The new math
standards for grades 3-8 will be assessed on the spring 2010 MSP and new high school
math standards will be assessed in 2011.

District Writing Assessment – administered to all students in 3-12th grade on the same
day. A student must receive a minimum score of 4 out of the possible 6 in their junior or
senior year to meet district graduation requirements.

Classroom Based Assessments (CBA’s) or Classroom Based Performance
Assessments (CBPA’s) will be administered in social studies, art, p.e., music and

                        ASSOCIATED STUDENT BODY (ASB)

The ASB sponsors and gives financial support to sports, clubs and school activities.
The cost of an ASB card is $10.00.

Student Body officers are elected at the end of each year. To be eligible, officers must
have and maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA) and not have
any suspensions during the two previous semesters or during their term of office. They
must also meet citizenship requirements. Students who breach the code of conduct
may be removed from office.

The ASB officers for the 2009-2010 school year are:

      President…………… Carolyn Free
      Vice President………Paul Malo
      Secretary…………… Amanda Fitzgerald
      Treasurer………….. Haylee Dickman


School Arrival – Students may not leave the campus after arriving at school with the
exception of seniors who are allowed to leave campus for lunch. Seniors must sign in
and out at the main office when they leave for lunch and are expected to return to
school on time.

Bicycles – If you ride a bike to school, please park and lock it in the area west of the
front entrance. You must wear a bicycle helmet if you ride your bike to school. Bikes
may not to be used during school hours. The school is not responsible for lost or
stolen bikes or accessories.

Food and Beverages – Food and beverages are allowed during class with teacher
permission. The drink machines are available for your use after school and at the end
of secondary lunch. The Gatorade, juice and water machine is available before school,
during lunch and after school. Use of the pop or juice machines is not allowed during
class time. No food or beverages may be brought into the computer lab.

Food Services – Both breakfast and lunch are offered at Easton School. Reduced or
free lunches are available to those who qualify. See Mrs. Guilford in the main office for
information about free and reduced price lunch eligibility or to put money on your lunch
account. Students are expected to help keep the cafeteria clean and pick up after

Breakfast Prices – $1.35 and free for qualifying students.

Lunch Prices – $2.00 for elementary students and $2.25 for middle and high school
students. Reduced price meals are available for those who qualify at $.40.

Health Services – The district employs a school nurse one partial day each week. The
nurse is also available for specific health related appointments. The school nurse
performs health-related screenings (vision and hearing), coordinates special health-
related presentations and assists with specific health needs of students

The administration of medication at school is regulated by state law. The school nurse
oversees the administration of all medicine. All student medication must be kept in the
school office unless specific arrangements are made for the child to keep the
medication with them.

School personnel are prohibited from administering any type of medication without
written permission and instructions. The permission form must be signed by the child’s
parent/guardian and the child’s physician.

The school cannot provide aspirin or over-the-counter medicine (decongestants, cough
syrup, cough drops) to students. These types of medications must be provided by the
parent and kept at the school under the same conditions as prescription medicine.

If your student has special medical needs an Emergency Care Plan must be in place.
Please call the school to make an appointment with the school nurse.

Internet – Internet use will be strictly for educational purposes only. Misuse of the
Internet will result in suspension of privileges. Students must have a signed Internet
use policy on file before using the Internet.

Lockers – Lockers are assigned for storing personal belongings. Personal belongings,
including backpacks are not to be left in hallways, the commons, or the cafeteria.
Lockers should remain locked. Students are responsible for items in their locker.
Money and other valuables should not be brought to school. Please do not give your
combination out to others or share your locker with anybody. Easton School is not
responsible for lost or stolen items. Random locker checks will take place during the
school year. Lockers are the property of Easton School.

Lost & Found – Check in the main office for lost and found items.

Telephones – A student telephone, which is located at the office counter, is available
for your use. The phone is available before school, during lunch and after school.
Telephone use between classes is restricted to emergencies only and requires written
permission from the classroom teacher.

Cell Phones - Cell phones can be used before and after school, during breaks, or at
lunchtime. During class time, cell phones should be inactivated. Any phone usage
during class time will result in the phone being taken to the office until the end of the
day. On subsequent offenses the phone will be taken to the office and the parent or
guardian will be notified to come pick it up.

Student Visitors – Student visitors are allowed at secondary lunchtime only.

Hall Passes -- Students must have a pass to be allowed out of the classroom during
class time.


Attendance is vital for academic success.

If you are absent, your parent is requested to call the school at 656-2317 or you must
bring a written note from home (signed by your parent or guardian) on the day you
return explaining the reason for your absence. Valid reasons for student absences
include: illness, family emergencies, school-sponsored activities, short-term
suspension, religious observances, and/or approved parent request. Take the note to
the school office when you arrive at school before first period.

If you know you are going to be absent, have your parents write a note indicating the
reason for your planned absence and the specific dates you will be gone. Pick up a
pre-arranged absence form in the attendance office. Have each teacher and the
principal sign the form and turn it in to the attendance office prior to leaving.

If you need an early dismissal, take a note to the attendance office before school the
morning of your early dismissal. Before you leave school, you must sign out in the

Truancy: Truancy will be handled according to the Prescriptive Discipline Plan on page

Excused Absences

Fifth Day -- When a student reaches the fifth day of absence in a semester a letter will
be sent to warn the student and parents/guardians that the absence has the potential
of affecting the student’s grade.

Tenth Day -- When a student reaches the tenth day of absence in a semester another
letter will be sent asking the parent/guardian to set up a conference regarding

Fifteenth Day -- When a student reaches the fifteenth day of absence in a semester a
staffing will be required to discuss attendance issues and there will be a possible loss
of class credit.

Unexcused Absences

BECCA -- A filing will take place with the court on the 5th unexcused absence in a
month or the 10th unexcused absence in a semester.

Tardy Policy:
Students who are late to class will be marked tardy.

1. The student will be assigned 30 minutes of detention the third time tardy for the
   same class.
2. If there is another tardy in this classroom after the detention it will be referred to the
   principal and one hour of detention will be imposed.
3. Continued tardies will add one hour of detention to the last.
4. Habitual tardiness will result in a parent conference.
5. Students not serving detention will be given up to 3 days of suspension.
6. Citizenship grades will be affected by chronic tardiness.

                                STUDENT EXPECTATIONS

1.   Treat everyone with respect, courtesy and kindness.
2.   Respond appropriately to adult requests.
3.   Conduct oneself in an orderly and purposeful manner.
4.   Use language and behavior appropriate to a school setting.
5.   Show respect for the building and campus.

Leaving School During the Day – Students enrolled in the Easton School District are
required to sign out if they are leaving campus. Signing out requires permission from a

Easton School is a closed campus. Seniors are allowed to leave for lunch but must
sign out at the office and sign in when they return.

Clothing - Students are expected to dress in a manner that will not disrupt the
educational process. Shoes and shirts must be worn at all times. Clothing that is
inappropriate for campus includes: clothing with pictures or references that are sexual,
gang, drug, violence, alcohol, or tobacco-related or displaying vulgar/inappropriate
language; exposed undergarments, bellies, breasts, torsos, etc., and shorts or skirts
that are not fingertip length or longer. Girl’s tops must have a 2” shoulder strap that
covers the undergarment. Students are not to wear hats, bandanas, ear muffs, or
visors during the school day except before and after school. When a student is
referred to the office for inappropriate dress, they will be asked to change into
appropriate attire.

Criminal Acts – Any act occurring on school premises or at school-sponsored events
contrary to federal, state or local laws is prohibited (i.e. vandalism, assault, extortion,
coercion, use/possession of tobacco or snuff, possession of and/or using firearms
and/or weapons or explosive devices). Any such acts shall be reported to local law
enforcement for further investigation and dealt with according to the Prescriptive
Discipline Plan.
Direct Defiance and Disrespect – Direct defiance and disrespect toward school
personnel is not appropriate and may result in suspension from school.

Fighting – Fighting is not tolerated and may result in discipline for all participants.

Bullying/Harassment, Intimidation – Students are to abstain from acts of bullying,
harassment, intimidation, hostility, defamation, lewdness, obscenity, and/or profanity in
any form including, but not limited to oral, physical, or written attacks of a racial, ethnic,
or sexual nature. Bullying, harassment and intimidation can take many forms
including: slurs, rumors, jokes, innuendos, demeaning comments, sexting, drawings,
cartoons, pranks, gestures, physical attacks, threats, or other written, oral or physical

Motor Vehicles – Any student driving a motor vehicle to school is required to adhere to
the following rules while on school property:

1.   All students operating a motor vehicle to and from Easton School must possess a
     valid driver’s license as well as proof of insurance.
2.   No student will be permitted to operate a motor vehicle during the school day
     unless the student has special permission from the school administration.
3.   Any motor vehicle parked on Easton School District property is subject to search
     by school administration.
4.   Any motor vehicle operated by a student must be registered in the office.
5.   All motor vehicles will be operated in a safe, lawful manner or driver’s privilege will
     be revoked.
6.   All motor vehicles will be parked appropriately.

Prohibited Items on Campus – Items which are disruptive to the educational process
including, but not limited to matches, lighters, drugs and drug paraphernalia, alcohol,
cigarettes and tobacco and firecrackers will be confiscated and may result in further
disciplinary action.

Safety – Failure to comply with the following safety rules may result in discipline.

o    No running in any interior spaces except the gym.
o    No throwing or shooting of any articles.
o    No disruptive and dangerous behavior.
o    No skateboards.
o    No unauthorized use of hazardous equipment.
o    No smoking.
o    No off-road vehicles.

Firearms – A student who brings firearms of any kind to school is subject to an
automatic one year expulsion.

Showing Affection – Students may not engage in public physical displays of affection.
Students will receive a warning and, if the problem continues, further disciplinary
actions will occur.

Transportation – Students are to obey all bus riding rules. Failure to observe these
rules will result in loss of riding privileges.

Vulgar and Obscene Language – Writing, pictures, signs, acts, inappropriate e-mail,
cell phone or internet use and verbal obscenities are not appropriate and will result in
disciplinary action.

Electronic Devices -- CD players, MP-3 players, radios and electronic hand held games
are allowed only by teacher permission. The school will not be responsible for lost or
stolen items. Any device brought into class without permission will be held in the office
until the end of the day. On subsequent offenses the device will be taken to the office
and the parent or guardian will be notified to come pick it up.


The following range of progressive consequences will be considered:

a)     Discussion with student and teacher
       o Apology
       o Plan to correct
       o Discussion with counselor
       o Time out to find solution to problem
       o Detention

b)     Parent notification
c)     Parent, student, teacher conference
d)     Parent, student, teacher conference with administrator
e)     In-School Suspension – short term
f)     Out-Of-School Suspension – short term
g)     Long-Term Suspension

                                  DISCIPLINE SYSTEM

Discipline consequences will vary depending on the degree, duration, repetitive nature,
attitude and willingness of the student to work on solutions for the behavior.

Detention – Assigned by the classroom teacher or administrative staff. A student will be
given up to 3 days to arrange to serve the detention.

In-School Suspension – Students will spend all or part of the day(s) in a supervised
room. Students will eat lunch in the room and no other food or beverages will be
allowed. Students must come prepared to work on assignments.

In-School Community Service - In-school community service in lieu of in-school
suspension or detention will be considered on a case by case basis. One day of
suspension equates to six hours of in-school community service.

Restitution - If a student has caused damage to school property, they will be required to
pay for the damage; however, if the student is not able to make restitution, they will be
assigned in-school community service at the current minimum wage per hour until
restitution has been made.

Out-Of-School Suspension and Expulsion – Students will not attend school or
participate in any school activities while on suspension.

*School rules apply to extra-curricular functions.


The Easton School District complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and
does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or
Vietnam veteran status. This holds true for all of the district education programs or
activities it operates and in admission to, or employment in its educational programs or
activities. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed
to the school district’s Title IX/RCW 28A.640 compliance officer, the Office of Civil
Rights, and/or Section 504/ADA coordinator.

The Easton School District is committed to a positive and productive education and
working environment free from discrimination, including sexual harassment. The district
prohibits sexual harassment of students, employees and others involved in school
district activities.
Sexual harassment occurs when:
    1. Submitting to the harasser’s sexual demands is a stated or implied condition of
          obtaining an education or work opportunity or other benefit;
    2. Submission to or rejection of sexual demands is a factor in an academic, work
          or other school-related decision affecting an individual; or
    3. Unwelcome sexual or gender-directed conduct or communication interferes with
          an individual’s performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive
Sexual harassment can occur adult to student, student to adult, student-to-student,
adult-to-adult, male to female, female to male, male-to-male and female-to-female. The
district will take prompt, equitable and remedial action within its authority on reports,
complaints, and grievances alleging sexual harassment that come to the attention of the
district, either formally or informally. Allegations of criminal misconduct will be reported
to law enforcement and suspected child abuse will be reported to law enforcement or
Child Protective Services. Persons found to have been subjected to sexual harassment
will have appropriate school district services made reasonably available to them and
adverse consequences of the harassment shall be reviewed and remedied, as
appropriate. Engaging in sexual harassment will result in appropriate discipline or other
appropriate sanctions against offending students, staff and contractors. Anyone else
who engages in sexual harassment on school property or at school activities will have
their access to school property and activities restricted, as appropriate.

Retaliation against any person who makes or is a witness in a sexual harassment
complaint is prohibited and will result in appropriate discipline. The district will take
appropriate actions to protect involved persons from retaliation.

It is a violation of this policy to knowingly report false allegations of sexual harassment.
Persons found to knowingly report or corroborate false allegations will be subject to
appropriate discipline. The superintendent shall develop and implement formal and
informal procedures for receiving, investigating and resolving complaints or reports of
sexual harassment. The procedures will include reasonable and prompt time lines and
delineate staff responsibilities under this policy. All staff members are responsible for
receiving informal complaints and reports of sexual harassment and informing
appropriate district personnel of the complaint or report for investigation and resolution.
All staff members are also responsible for directing complainants to the formal
complaint process.

The superintendent shall develop procedures to provide age-appropriate information
and education to district staff, students, parent and volunteers regarding this policy and
the recognition and prevention of sexual harassment.              At a minimum, sexual
harassment recognition and prevention and the elements of this policy will be included
in staff, student and regular volunteer orientation. This policy shall be posted in each
district building in a place available to staff, students, parents, volunteers and visitors.
This policy shall be reproduced in each student, staff, volunteer and parent handbook.

The District is committed to a safe and civil educational environment for all students,
employees, volunteers and patrons, free from harassment, intimidation or bullying.
“Harassment, intimidation or bullying” means any intentional written, verbal, or physical
act, including but not limited to one shown to be motivated by any characteristic in RCW
9A.36.080(3), (race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation
or mental or physical disability), or other distinguishing characteristics, when the
intentional written, verbal, or physical act:

             Physically harms a student or damages the student’s property; or
             Has the effect of substantially interfering with a student’s education; or
             Is so severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating or
              threatening educational environment; or
             Has the effect of substantially disrupting the orderly operation of the

Nothing in this section requires the affected student to actually possess a characteristic
that is a basis for the harassment, intimidation, or bullying. “Other distinguishing
characteristics: can include but are not limited: physical appearance, clothing or other
apparel, socioeconomic status, gender identity, and marital status. Harassment,
intimidation or bullying can take many forms including: slurs, rumors, jokes, innuendos,
demeaning comments, drawings, cartoons, pranks, gestures, physical attacks, threats,
or other written, oral or physical actions. “Intentional acts: refers to the individual’s
choice to engage in the act rather than the ultimate impact of the action(s).

This policy is not intended to prohibit expression of religious, philosophical, or political
views, provided that the expression does not substantially disrupt the educational
environment. Many behaviors that do not rise to the level of harassment, intimidation or
bullying may still be prohibited by other district policies or building, classroom, or
program rules.

This policy is a component of the district’s responsibility to create and maintain a safe,
civil, respectful and inclusive learning community and is to be implemented in
conjunction with comprehensive training or staff and volunteers, including the education
of students in partnership with families and the community.           The policy is to be
implemented in conjunction with the Comprehensive Safe School Plan that includes
prevention, intervention, crisis response, recovery, and annual review. Employees, in
particular, are expected to support the dignity and safety of all members of the school

Depending upon the frequency and severity of the conduct, intervention, counseling,
correction, discipline and/or referral to law enforcement will be used to remediate the
impact on the victim and the climate and change the behavior of the perpetrator. This
includes appropriate intervention, restoration of a positive climate, and support for
victims and others impacted by the violation.           False reports or retaliation for
harassment, intimidation or bullying also constitute violations of this policy.

The superintendent is authorized to direct the development and implementation of
procedures addressing the elements of this policy, consistent with the complaint and
investigation components of procedure 6590, Sexual Harassment.

SPECIAL NOTE: Sexual harassment/bullying complaints against fellow students and
staff members are to be reported to any staff member, the principal, building secretary,
counselor or business manager. The complaint will be evaluated and a determination
made. If the resolution is not satisfactory to the complainant, he/she will then have the
right to appeal to the School Board.

Use, possession and/or distribution of alcohol, illicit drugs and/or tobacco by students
on school property or as a part of any school activity is wrong, harmful and unlawful.
Students who violate the standards of conduct discussed in this policy shall be subject
to disciplinary sanctions up to and including expulsion and referral for prosecution.
Compliance with these standards is mandatory under the Drug Free Schools and
Communities Act of 1986.


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