SCHOOL HOURS - Welcome to Rocklin Elementary School

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					                                                   Student Handbook
                                                       2009-2010

                               Rocklin Elementary Mission Statement
At Rocklin Elementary School, parents and staff work as a team to create a safe and orderly learning environment for all students. We
enable our children to acquire life-long skills that will help them to interact positively with others, build confidence and self esteem, act
responsibly, and achieve their highest academic potential.




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Rocklin Elementary School Handbook Table of Contents 2009-2010
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3                 Welcome-School Hours-District Administration-Board of Trustees
4                 PTC information-School Clubs
5                 Rocklin Elementary School Staff
6                 Programs and Services
7-11              School Policies
12-13             School Discipline Plan
14-19             Rocklin Unified School District Policies
End Section       Rocklin Elementary Calendar

Back Cover        Rocklin Unified School District Calendar




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Updated 7/10/06
                                                                                         1. On MONDAY:
Rocklin Elementary School                                                                1:55
                                                                                               Grades K-3 (except K/1 kinders) will be on the early reading schedule: 8:25-

                                                                                               K/1 (Kinders only) will be on their regular schedule: 8:25 – 11:45
http://res.rocklin.k12.ca.us                                                                     In grades 4-6, students will attend school, at the same time as students in
Welcome to Rocklin Elementary School! We are very proud of our school and its                     grades K-3: 8:25 – 1:55

heritage. This is the school's fifty-seventh anniversary.
                                                                                         2. TUESDAY-FRIDAY, Kindergarten (except K-1 Class) students will be on the
The Rocklin Unified School District and the Rocklin Elementary School staff are          regular schedule:
dedicated to providing the best possible education for your children. It is our desire
that communication between home and school will be open and effective. Please                                                                                                 st
                                                                                             K/1 Class will be on their regular schedule: 8:25 – 11:45 (K); 9:25-2:55 (1 )
read this booklet carefully; it has been prepared to answer many of the questions that       Grades K-3, will be on the traditional early/late schedule:
arise about our school.                                                                        Early, 8:25-1:55
                                                                                            
                                                                                           Late: 9:25-2:55
I would encourage all parents to become active and involved with your child's learning       Grades 4-6, will be on the regular schedule: 8:25-2:55
and also to be a supporter of the Parent Teacher Club. Please feel free to call me or
your child's teacher if you ever have any questions regarding our school.                Teachers will utilize the time on Mondays to receive specialized training in a variety of
                                                              Sincerely,                 instructional practices, including: reading recovery, differentiated instruction, guided
                                                              James A. Trimble           reading/writing, assessments and mathematics. District-wide in-services are planned
                                                              James A. Trimble           to allow our teachers adequate time to plan curriculum and align our instructional
                                                              Principal                  program with the new state mandates. Additionally, teachers will be able to share
SCHOOL HOURS                                                                             success strategies in their classrooms with their colleagues so we can better improve
                                                                                         student achievement for all of our children. If you have any questions, please contact
Regular Day Schedule         Minimum Day Schedule                                        your child’s school.
 Kindergarten    8:25 - 1:55
  K/1 Class (kinders) 8:25 - 11:45                                                                        Rocklin Unified School District
  K/1 Class (1st gr.) 9:25 - 2:55                                                                   2615 Sierra Meadows Drive, Rocklin, CA 95677
  Grades 1-3 Early 8:25 - 1:55 Grades K-6                    8:25 - 12:55                                          (916) 624-2428
  Grades 1-3 Late      9:25 - 2:55 No Early-Late schedule on                             Kevin Brown, Superintendent.
  Grades 4-6           8:25 - 2:55            Minimum Days                               Linda Rooney, Deputy Superintendent/Educational Services
Office Hours 7:45 - 4:00                                                                 Barbara Patterson, Associate Superintendent/ Business Services,
The school playground is supervised beginning at 8:05 AM. Do not                         Bob Lee, Asst. Superintendent of Human Resources
                                                                                         Larry Stark, Assist. Superintendent of Facilities and Operations,
arrive before that time. If your child is a “Late Student”, he/she is not
                                                                                         Betty DiRegolo, Director of Special Education/Special Programs,
to be on campus until 9:15 AM. Rocklin Elementary School is a                            Carolyn Nunn-Lum, Director of Categorical/Elementary Programs,
closed campus.
TEACHER TRAINING/PLANNING TIME, GRADES K-6                                                                          School Board Members
EARLY - LATE READING PROGRAM                                                             Todd Lowell, President: tlowell@rocklin.k12.ca.us
For the 2009-2010 school year, the District will continue using one hour every
Monday afternoon for articulation. Kindergarten teachers will be included in the         Wendy Lang, Vice President: wlang@rocklin.k12.ca.us
articulation process. Therefore, the following changes will take place regarding the     Greg Daley, Clerk: gdaley@rocklin.k12.ca.us
starting and ending times that students attend school on Mondays.                        Steve Paul, Member: smpaul2004@yahoo.com
                                                                                         Camille Maben, Member: cmaben@cde.ca.gov


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PTC                                                                The Rocklin Unified School District is a
Our parent, teacher organization (PTC) is an activity oriented     drug free, alcohol free, and tobacco free
organization that works in various ways to benefit our children    school district
and school by supporting school activities, class programs and
fundraisers, and by sharing time and ideas. You may sign up to
help on the activities that fit your interests and schedule. PTC
meetings are held monthly on the second Wednesday of each
month at 6:30 p.m. in our library.

Please take an active part in shaping the educational
environment of Rocklin Elementary. You’ll meet new friends,                          Fall, 2009
                                                                                          Golf
have fun in the process, and your participation will be greatly
                                                                                          Drama
appreciated. Sign-up sheets are available in the office.                                  Garden
                                                                                          Mural
PARENT PARTICIPATION                                                                      Robotics
                                                                                          Volleyball
Following is a list of various programs in which you can help:                            Dancing (Tony Crane)
                                                                                          Martial Arts
                                                                                          Cross Country
Parent Club Participation       Art Docent Volunteer                                      Chorus
Classroom Volunteers            Teacher Appreciation Day                             Winter, 2009-2010
Membership Drive                Library Volunteers                                        Walking Club
Carnival                        Fundraisers                                               Guitar
Spaghetti Feed                  Book Fair                                                 Drama
                                                                                          Bowling
Art Show and Dinner
                                                                                          Science
                                                                                          Skiing
                                                                                     Spring, 2010
PTC Board                                                                                 Tennis
   President:          Bobbilyn Tisdale                                                   Crafts/Art
   Vice President:     Carmen Pagett                                                      Calligraphy
   Secretary:          Josanna Hansen                                                     Spanish
                                                                                          Dance
   Treasurer:          Shannon Elsemore
                                                                                          Cooking
   Public Relations:   Michelle Culbertson                                                Martial Arts
 .                                                                                        Fishing
                                                                                          Scrapbooking
                                                                                          Drama 5/6




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Rocklin Elementary School Staff          FIFTH/SIXTH GRADE
Jim Trimble - Principal                  Alicia Perkins                Room 27
OFFICE STAFF
-    Gail Becker – Office Manager        SIXTH GRADE
-    Debbie Foster – Attendance Clerk    Sam Meteer                    Room 20
                                         Gloria Chesbro (6 GATE)       Room 26
KINDERGARTEN                             VAPA: Barbara Ann Chestnutt   Room 14
Ellen Brown                    Room 29
Barbara White                  Room 28   READING RECOVERY/EIS
                                         Ellen Brown                   Room 15

KINDERGARTEN/FIRST GRADE                 SPECIAL EDUCATION
Ed Laird                       Room 10   Diane Warner                  Room 18
                                         Karen Pickrell                Room 4
                                         Sunny Schalansky              Room 4
FIRST GRADE
Marilyn Ferrell                Room 5    LIBRARY:
Joanne Smith                   Room 6    Iris Donovan                  Room 1
                                         Tammy Zianno                  Room 1

SECOND GRADE                             COMPUTER AIDE:
Mary Davis                     Room 8    Maria Dominguez               Room 2
Kelsy Patterson                Room 7
                                         SCIENCE AIDE:
Laurie Vaillancourt (GATE)     Room 17   Kim Pennington                Room 13

                                         MUSIC/BAND
SECOND/THIRD
                                         Robin Richie                  Gym
Jennifer Powers                Room 9
                                         NURSE:
THIRD GRADE                              Rebecca Dittemore-Escalante   Office
Adrian Burgeson                Room 3    NURSE'S AIDE:
Claudia Barnhart               Room 32   Jody Fariss                   Office
Lyn Donohue (GATE)             Room 16
                                         P.E.
                                         Shelly Rabe                   Gym
FOURTH GRADE
Melissa Salazar                Room 24   SPECIAL SERVICES
                                         Linda Huppert/Psychologist    Room 11
Amie Maloney                   Room 25
                                         Mary Hamrick/Speech           Room 11
Geraldine Nelsen (GATE)        Room 22   Danielle Covell/ OT           Room 11
                                         Chris Purdy/ APE              Room 11
FIFTH GRADE                              Marisa Williams /ELD          Room 31
                                         Beth Scott/Food Services      Cafeteria
Craig Haviland                 Room 21   Wes Tew/Custodian             Room 11
Mary Hammond (5 GATE)          Room 23
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                                                                                            there are 2 lunches left, 1 lunch left or they are out of money or overdrawn on
                                                                                            their account. An automatic dialing system will also call when a student’s
                                                                                            lunch account is overdrawn. If you have any questions regarding our
                                                                                            department, please call 624-1112. Thank you.
BREAKFAST AND LUNCH (National School Lunch                                                  Lunch Schedule:
Program)                                                                                    11:20 – 12:00   K (Except K/1 Class)
                                                                                                             st
   ROCKLIN UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT – FOOD SERVICES DEPARTMENT                               11:30 - 12:10 1
  NATIONAL SCHOOL BREAKFAST AND LUNCH PROGRAM - APPLICATIONS                                11:30 - 12:10 2nd
                                                                                            12:00 - 12:40 3rd & 4th
Applications for the free and reduced-priced meals are mailed to each family prior to       12:30 - 1:00 5 & 6
the beginning of the school year. They are also available for pick up or to submit          The lunch schedule on minimum days is as follows:
completed ones at any time during the school day to any school site, the District           11:20 – 11:50   K (Except K/1 Class)
Office, the Food Service main office on the Rocklin High School campus, or they can                          st   nd
be mailed to Rocklin Unified Food Service Dept. 5301 Victory Lane, Rocklin, CA
                                                                                            11:30 – 12:00   1 & 2 Grades
                                                                                                             rd   th
95765. (Note: Approximately October 2009 our office will be moving to 4090 Del Mar          11:50 – 12:20   3 & 4 Grades
                                                                                                             th   th
Ave. Ste A, Rocklin, CA 95677.) They will be processed within 10 calendar days but          12:25 - 12:55   5 & 6 Grades
until an eligibility determination is made, and a letter is sent to the parent/guardians,
the student is required to pay full price. Students who were on the program in this         KIDS JUNCTION
District the prior school year are given a 30 school day grace period at their prior
eligibility. Children participating in the National School Lunch Program will not be         A before and after school child care program is available on our
overtly identified by the use of any special means. The Food Services website can be        campus. The Rocklin Recreation Department sponsors “Kids
viewed at www.rocklin.k12.ca.us, Go to District Info / Departments / Food Services.         Junction.” Call 625-5200 for registration information. The
NATIONAL SCHOOL BREAKFAST AND LUNCH PROGRAM (Menus are sent                                 program is located in the far right corner of the back yard.
home at the beginning of the month or can be viewed on Food Service website.)
                                                                                            STUDENT STUDY TEAM
Breakfast prices: Regular $1.50 / Reduced $ .30 / Free $ .00 / Adults $2.50
A quality, nutritionally balanced breakfast is available in the cafeteria before school     Our Student Study Team (SST) meets regularly each month to
daily. A choice of entrees along with 2 fruit and/or fruit juice selections and either 1%   discuss educational options for students who have been
low fat white or non fat chocolate milk is offered. Students must choose an entrée          referred by the classroom teacher. The group is comprised of
and at least one other item offered to meet the standards for a healthy meal.
                                                                                            school and district personnel and the child’s parents who offer
Lunch prices (Elementary): Regular $2.50 / Reduced $ .40 / Free $ .00 / Adults              various suggestions and strategies that may be considered to
$3.50. A quality, nutritionally balanced hot lunch is available in the cafeteria daily. A   better meet the needs of the child. Concerned parents may also
choice of entrees along with 2 vegetable and/or fruit selections and either 1% low fat
white or non fat chocolate milk is offered. Students must choose an entrée and at           request an SST for their child.
least one other item offered to meet the standards for a healthy meal. Milk is also
available for 50 cents for students who bring lunch from home.                              ACHIEVEMENT TESTING
Student Accounts and Payment Methods:                                                       Students in grades 2 through 6 will take the CST this spring.
When enrolled in the district all students are given a lunch account which is accessed      Results will be sent home with students six to eight weeks after
by the student telling the cashier their teacher’s name and their name. Students who        the tests are given.
qualify for the Free or Reduced Lunch Program follow the same procedure so there is
no overt identification. Lunches are served on a cash or pre-paid basis and
parent/guardians may prepay for any number of lunches in advance in the front office        VAPA (Visual and Performing Arts)
daily. In the event of forgotten lunch money, students may charge a lunch to their          RUSD provides a balanced curriculum, with arts as part of the
account but payment to bring the account current is expected directly. When the
account becomes $10 overdrawn a student will only be given a courtesy meal                  core for all students, kindergarten through grade 12. Programs
consisting of crackers and a piece of whole fruit until the account is paid and             and curriculum incorporate the following four components in
prepayment funds are put on. A notice will be sent home with the student when               alignment with the California State Framework for Visual and
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Performing Arts: dance, music, theater, and the visual arts. The      APPOINTMENTS: All students leaving school early should
components of the arts education are: (1) Artistic Perception, (2)    have a note and must be signed out by their parent/guardian in
Creative Expression, (3) Historical and Cultural Context, and (4)     the office before leaving.
Aesthetic Valuing.
                                                                      INDEPENDENT STUDY: Students who will be away from
MUSIC                                                                 school for an extended period of time (5 or more days), can
Each elementary school has three days each week in music              enter into an Independent Study Contract and be given
instruction. Sing-alongs are held in grades K-3. Instrumental         assignments that will require 240 minutes of study per day.
music begins in grade 4 with string instruments. Instruction in       Students will receive credit for being in school. Contracts cannot
wind/percussion instruments begins in grade 5. We also have a         exceed 1 week (K-3), or 2 weeks (4-6). Parents must obtain
school chorus in the fall and guitar club in the early spring.        written approval from the District Office for extensions. Parents -
                                                                      please let the office know at least two days in advance so that
HOMEWORK                                                              we may prepare the contract and assemble the homework.
If home study is to be effective, it must be a joint responsibility   Completed assignments are due the day the student
of the home and school. Parents should help the student work          returns to school.
out a set study schedule before or after school play time, and        REQUEST FOR HOMEWORK:
provide a quiet work atmosphere. Our staff believes that              Parents may request homework for a student illness of 2 days
homework should be introduced at the primary level with               or more. If you call the office by 10:00 a.m. of the day you wish
assignments moving from the occasional simple assignment to           to pick up the assignment, the teacher will attempt to have the
more complex assignments as the student proceeds through the          work ready for you to pick up in the office after school. Please
upper grades.                                                         call at the end of the school day to confirm. (Office is open until
                                                                      4:00 p.m.)
ABSENCES
Daily attendance at school should be considered the student’s         EMERGENCY CARDS
(and parents’) highest priority. However, when students are           Please keep your Emergency Card current. In the event your
absent, parents must immediately call the office (624-3311)           child becomes ill or is injured at school, we must have a phone
or send a note with the student on the first day back to              number where we may quickly reach you or a designated
school. Please use both first and last name of student and            substitute. The office will release children only to those adults
teacher’s name on all correspondence from home.                       listed on the emergency card. Any other arrangements must be
                                                                      expressly approved, in writing, by the custodial parent/guardian.
TARDIES: When students are late for school, they must check
in at the office before going to class. All tardiness is carefully    TRANSPORTATION
monitored. Students will be required to attend Responsibility         The Rocklin Unified School District provides bus transportation
Class for excessive tardiness. Further tardiness will result in a     at a cost. You must obtain a bus pass at the RUSD
SARB (School Attendance Review Board) hearing.                        Transportation Office each semester. Students are not allowed
                                                                      to ride without a bus pass.


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Families may purchase bus passes at the Transportation Office
at 2225 Corp Yard (next door to UPS, off of Sierra Meadows),
phone number 624-9106. If a student is going home on a
different bus, parents must send a note to school stating their
approval, bus number, and stop. Buses at full capacity may
deny students who do not regularly ride that particular bus. You
may purchase passes for riding the bus on a temporary basis
(10 days worth may be purchased through the school office at a
cost of $50.00).

Parent Pick-up:
Do not enter or park in the “BUS ONLY” loop, park
in the staff parking area, stop along a red curb,
block any crosswalk, or double park. Please help
us keep our Bulldogs safe!




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                 ARRIVING / LEAVING SCHOOL
BICYCLES:                                                              2. Footwear must be worn at all times. At all elementary schools, for
• Walk your bicycle in and out of the bike rack                        safety reasons, flip-flops or backless shoes/sandals are prohibited;
  area.                                                                however, sandals may be worn if they have heel straps.
• Walk your bicycle across the crosswalks if you have
                                                                       3. Clothes shall be sufficient to conceal undergarments at all times.
  to cross the street.                                                 See-through or fish-net fabrics, halter tops, off-the-shoulder or low-cut
• Leave the bicycle rack area after you park your bicycle.             tops, tank tops, torn off sleeves, bare midriffs, and skirts or shorts
• Lock your bicycle                                                    shorter than mid-thigh are prohibited.
• Do not ride your bicycle or skateboard, or skate
  on the school grounds.                                               4. Inappropriate lettering, printing, message patches, or messages on
• Always wear your helmet. Helmets are required by State               clothing, hats, backpacks, binders or other personal items, are
  Law                                                                  prohibited.

WALKERS:                                                               5. Clothing and jewelry shall be free of writing, pictures, or any other
• Cross streets using the crosswalks. Look both ways first!            insignia which are crude, vulgar, profane, or sexually suggestive or
• Walk facing the traffic whenever possible.                           which advocate racial, ethnic, or religious prejudice or the use of
                                                                       drugs or alcohol. (No dangling earrings.)
STUDENT DRESS AND APPEARANCE (Board Policy 5056)                       6. Hair shall be clean and neatly groomed. Hair may not be sprayed
                                                                       by any coloring that would drip when wet.
The major responsibility for dress and grooming is placed upon
the student and the student's parents. The following guidelines        7.Gym shorts may not be worn in classes other than physical
are intended to define appropriate student attire and personal         education.
grooming. The purpose is to prevent disruption of the
classroom atmosphere, encourage appropriate dress for the              8.Any apparel, jewelry, accessory, school materials, or manner of
workplace, eliminate disturbances among students in                    grooming which by virtue of its color, arrangement, or any other
attendance, and minimize student distraction so as not to              attribute denoting membership in a gang is prohibited.
interfere with the educational process. It is also intended to help
                                                                       9. No hats are allowed to be worn in the classroom (district-wide) with
protect the health, safety, and welfare of the individual student.     the exception of classroom curriculum activities.
The administration reserves the right to decide the
appropriateness of the student's attire. Inappropriately dressed       10. Grades K-12 students are allowed to have cell phones in their
students will be expected to change clothing.                          possession while at school; however cell phones must be OFF
                                                                       during school hours and during all indoor extra-curricular
According to RUSD Administrative Procedure 5056 the following          activities. Violations will result in confiscation of the phone.
guidelines shall apply to all regular school activities:

1. All garments must fit and be worn in the manner in which they are
designed. Pants must be worn at or above the hip point and be able
to stay up without a belt.
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VISITING THE SCHOOL
It is important that we know who is on campus. All adults are          Students may borrow books for a two week period of time. The
required to check in at the office and wear a visitor badge before     number of books a student may have checked out at any one
going to any classrooms. All unknown visitors will show proof of       time is determined by grade level. If students have any overdue
identity. If you are bringing a lunch or materials during the day      books, they will not be allowed to check out any more until the
for your child, please bring them to the office to avoid disruption    overdue has been cleared.
of instruction in the classroom. Please see the Board Policies
section of this Handbook.                                              BOOKS AND MATERIALS
                                                                       Each student is issued a set of books, and other materials at the
MEDICATION                                                             beginning of the school year. (Books should be covered with a
All medication, including non-prescription, requires a signed          sturdy cover). Students are expected to care for the books and
release form from parents for school personnel to administer the       materials and return them in June in a similar condition.
medicine as prescribed in the written statement from the               Students will be charged for excessive wear and tear or loss of
attending physician. Release forms may be obtained at the              materials and reports cards will be withheld pending payment.
school office. Please see the Board Policies section of this           Certain grade levels may request additional materials from
Handbook.                                                              home.

LOST AND FOUND                                                         BOOK DAMAGE OR LOSS
Parents are strongly encouraged to label jackets, sweaters,            Students are expected to pay for excessive damage to books or
musical instruments and lunch boxes, with their owner's name.          for the loss of books. The cost will be determined by the current
"Found" articles will be kept in the “Lost and Found” boxes in         replacement cost of the book(s). Students who do not meet
the cafeteria. If they are not timely claimed they will be donated     these obligations lose further borrowing privileges and report
to a charitable organization.                                          cards will be withheld until such obligations have been met.

LIBRARY USAGE AND BEHAVIOR                                             CONFERENCES
Students may use the library any time during open hours, or            Parents are encouraged to keep close contact with the school.
under the supervision of an adult in charge. This may be a             If at any time you have a question, please call the school office
scheduled class visit, or an individual visit with permission of the   and leave a message. The teacher will return your call as soon
teacher and the librarian for independent study. Students must         as possible and set a conference time if one is desired.
have a pass to enter the library during school hours, including
lunch, if not accompanied by a teacher or aide. NO STUDENT
may be in the library unsupervised at any time.

While in the library, students will follow school rules and are
expected to conduct themselves responsibly. Loud talking,
running, eating and drinking are not appropriate in the library.
Students exhibiting these behaviors may be asked to leave the
library.
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FIELD TRIPS                                                                 Auburn. Live Scan results will be back in 2 to 3 days. Regular
Attendance of field/study trips is a privilege that must be earned.         fingerprinting takes 4 to 6 weeks.)
Students with a school behavior problem, or a problem keeping up            Parents who wish to accompany their own child on a field trip and are
with their school work will be excluded from the field/study trips at the   not a chaperone, may do so. However, their child should be
discretion of the teacher/administrator.                                    assigned to a group and a chaperone, and that parent would need to
                                                                            buddy-up with the chaperone assigned to their child. Parents who are
Students are responsible for bringing permission slips (and fees, if        not serving as chaperones will need to provide their own
any) to school when field trips are planned.                                transportation on field trips.
                                                                            TELEPHONE
There are two types of Field Trips:                                         The office telephone is for emergency use only, with permission
1. Co-curricular field trips are defined as activities that may be          from the office staff. Students making long distance calls must charge
associated with the curriculum in a regular classroom. These are            the call to their home. Students should not use classroom phones.
outgrowths of classroom activities and serve as valuable supplements        TRANSFERS
to the regular classroom program. No student shall be prevented             Please notify the school office by telephone or note if you will be
from making a co-curricular field trip because of lack of sufficient        moving out of the school or district. It is helpful to know at least 48
funds.                                                                      hours in advance so there is time to check in textbooks, return
2. Extra-curricular field trips are activities which include, but are not   materials, and clear library and office records. School records will be
limited to, athletic events, cheerleading, and the variety of events        mailed to your new school as soon as you enroll your child and the
sponsored by school clubs and organizations as approved in writing          school makes a request.
by the principal. These activities provide students with opportunities      PRINCIPAL’S LIST/HONOR ROLL (Grades 4-6)
to participate in educationally related activities. An "extra-curricular    Students with a “B” Grade Point Average and higher will be honored
activity" is not part of the regular school curriculum. Any student         for their achievement at an awards assembly at the end of each
voluntarily participating in an extra-curricular field trip or excursion    trimester. Parents are welcome.
must secure his/her own individual funds.                                   AWARDS
                                                                            Students showing outstanding behavior or achievement in specific
Students must have written parental permission, including                   areas will be recognized for their efforts at the awards assembly at the
pertinent medical information, in order to participate in any field         end of each trimester. Parents are welcome.
trip. (Education Code 35350) Students who do not have written               BULLDOG BONES
permission may not be allowed to participate in a particular field          Students’ attitudes and cooperation skills are recognized in the
trip. Only students who are members of the class may attend the             classroom as well as out on the school grounds. Students will receive
field trip activity.                                                        special privileges for their outstanding behavior.

Transportation for all field trips beyond walking distance is provided by
District buses. Parent chaperones, along with classroom teachers,
must ride the buses with the students. No child may be transported
to a field trip location in a private car unless accompanied by
his/her own parent and all waiver forms are signed and filed in             Safety is a primary consideration at all times. Students are
the office prior to the departure of the bus.                               expected to obey all personnel who are on duty to help ensure a
All chaperones going on Field Trips must be fingerprinted.                  safe environment.
(Parents may pick up a Live Scan form from the school office
and take it to the Sheriff's Department in the Dewitt Center in
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BEHAVIOR INCENTIVE PLAN                                               skills in social problem solving whenever possible. This may be
It is our intention to treat all students with firm, fair, and        in the form of informal counseling, role playing, responsibility
consistent discipline. All students are given ample opportunities     class or class meetings.
to improve their behavior. All discipline will be handled privately
and carefully with immediate parent involvement, if necessary.        Students who are on any of the above discipline steps may be
                                                                      excluded from study trips away from campus, where exemplary
Misbehavior will be documented accurately in order to prevent         behavior is essential. This decision is at the
any inadvertent reinforcement of negative behavior using the          teacher’s/administrator’s discretion. Students who are excluded
Behavior Referral Slip (Slip), and a three step process.              from the bus because of citations may also be excluded from
                                                                      the bus on a study trip.
One copy of each Slip will be sent home for a parent’s
signature.                                                            SCHOOL RULES
                                                                      Rules are to ensure a safe environment for all students and
Once a student has received a certain number of points, the           adults on campus. We expect each student to:
teacher will share all documents with the principal and the next
step is implemented.                                                  1. Be Kind. Be Safe. Be Productive.
                                                                      2. Respect the rights and properties of others.
CONSEQUENCES FOR POOR CHOICES                                         3. Keep hands, feet and objects to youself when playing or angry.
One Point: Any Slip issued will result in immediate loss of           4. Follow the directions of the adults on campus.
              recess.                                                 5. Walk, DON’T RUN, around the buildings, sidewalks and hallways.
                                                                      6. Wear shoes or sandals at all times.
Two Points: Letter is sent notifying parents of the student’s
                                                                      7. Be in the classroom only when an adult is present.
              choices and requesting parental support; loss of        8. Use the bathroom properly.
              recess.                                                 9. Play games in a sportsmanlike manner.
Three Points: Loss of recesses.                                       10. Use play equipment properly.
Four Points: Letter of concern is sent that requests parent and       11. Wear safe, enclosed, flat-heeled tennis shoes/sneakers
              intervention, conference is requested, student              for Physical Education activities.
              assigned to Responsibility Class (RC), loss of
              recesses.
Five Points: Student is assigned to RC, loss of recesses.
Six Points: Letter is sent notifying parents of a pending
              suspension or major privilege revocation,
              conference is mandatory, student assigned to RC,
              loss of recesses.
A pupil may be suspended for serious infractions upon a first
offense. (Board policy 5058)

Along with the progression of consequences, students who
have difficulty with others are given opportunities to develop
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               POSITIVE INCENTIVES
1.    Verbal praise;
2.    Telephone calls to parents for good behavior.
3.    Personal notes home.                                                                           Rocklin Elementary School Behavior Referral
                                                                      Date     Student Name      Grade         Teacher         Reason Action Taken        #
4.   “Bulldog Bones” given to students for doing “Good Deeds”.
     These may be redeemed on selected Fridays for an Otter         Reason: 1 Point           2 Points       Action Taken:
                                                                    1.1 Littering          2.1 Unsafe action          3.1 Conference with Student 1.2 Inappropriate physical contact:               2.2 Disrespectful
      Pop; or entered into drawings at assemblies, or for                   3.2 Assigned time out
                                                                        kicking, punching, pushing        2.3 Disobedient         3.3 Loss of recess - Dates:
     attendance at a banquet at the end of the trimester.           1.3 Playing after bell       2.4 Classroom disruption
                                                                    1.4 Gum, Seeds, Food on playground 2.5 Inappropriate language/gesture 3.4 Responsibility Class-Dates:
5.    Community recognition certificates.                           1.5 In unauthorized areas       2.6 Fighting
                                                                    1.6 Playing in bathrooms        2.7 Damage to property              3.5 Parent contacted
                                                                    1.7 Inappropriate attire        2.8 Playground misbehavior              3.6 Suspension
                                                                    1.8 Inappropriate items at school        2.9 Other:                     3.7 Other:
                                                                    1.9 Lunchroom misbehavior
                                                                    Comments:
UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR                                               __________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                                                    _____________________________________________________________________________________________________
1. Throwing or shooting objects that could cause injury.            _________
                                                                    _____________________________________________________________________________________________________
2. Fighting (real or play).                                         _________
                                                                    This form must be signed by a parent or guardian and returned to the teacher at the start of the next school day. If it is not returned a
3. Wrestling, tackling, pushing.                                    consequence will be assigned.

4. Possessing dangerous objects (knives, firecrackers, caps,        _______________________________ _____________________________                   ______________________________
                                                                    Student Signature Parent Signature      Authorized Signature
     matches, lighters, etc.).                                      White: Teacher Yellow: Responsibility Class Pink: Parent Signature

5. Climbing trees.
7. Leaving campus without the permission of the office staff.
8. Radios, tape recorders, CD players, iPods, skateboards,
    Gameboys and other like electronic devices are
     not allowed at school unless the teacher has given
     permission for a classroom activity (the school will not be
                                                                   Let’s all work together to make this a
     responsible for items brought from home).                     wonderful school year. . . . . for everyone,
9. Students are not permitted to damage or destroy school          and most importantly, for you and your
    property or the property of other people.
10. Students may not sell or trade items at school.
                                                                   child.
11. Gum & sunflower seeds are not allowed at school. Candy is
     allowed at lunch time only.
10. Students are to use appropriate language.
11. Spitting is not permitted
12. Sexual harassment will not be tolerated.




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                                                                                       *Sexual Harassment (Board Policy/Administrative Regulation
   STUDENT HANDBOOK INFORMATION 2009-10                                                5145.7)
              (District Policies)                                                      *Open Enrollment/Intradistrict (Board Policy/Administrative
                                                                                       Regulation 5116.1)
1. STUDENT SAFETY (Board Policy/Administrative Regulation                              *Medications (Board Policy/Administrative Regulation 5141.21)
5142)                                                                                  *Suspension/Expulsion (Board Policy/Administrative Regulation
2. EMERGENCY SITUATIONS                                                                5144.1)
3. CELL PHONES ON CAMPUS (Board Policy 5131)                                     *High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE)
4. ATTENDANCE                                                                    *Uniform Complaint Procedures

5. STUDENT CLASS ASSIGNMENTS (Board
                                                                             1. STUDENT SAFETY (Board Policy/Administrative Regulation
Policy/Administrative Regulation 6152)
                                                                             5142)
6. TRANSPORTATION
                                                                             The Board of Trustees recognizes the importance of providing a safe school
7. SCHOOL SPONSORED TRIPS (Board Policy/Administrative                       environment that is conducive to learning and helps ensure student safety
                                                                             and the prevention of student injury. The Superintendent or designee shall
Regulation 6153)                                                             implement appropriate practices to minimize the risk of harm to students,
8. STUDENT DRESS AND APPEARANCE (Board                                       including, but not limited to, practices relative to school facilities and
                                                                             equipment, the outdoor environment, educational programs, and school-
Policy/Administrative Regulation                                             sponsored activities.
        5132)                                                                The following visitor regulations shall be in place at each school site:
9. G.A.T.E. (Gifted and Talented Education)
                                                                                  All visitors, including parents, must sign in at the office and may be
10. PROMOTION/RETENTION INFORMATION                                                asked to show proof of identity.
                                                                                  Picture identification badges will be used by District employees who visit
11. USE OF VOLUNTEER SERVICES (Board
                                                                                   campuses.
Policy/Administrative Regulation 1240)                                            A "buddy system" will be in effect for Grades K-3; students will have a
                                                                                   companion when leaving the classroom (this is recommended for
12. SCHOOL VISITATIONS (Board Policy/Administrative                                students in Grades 4-6, but is not mandatory).
Regulation 1250)
                                                                             2. EMERGENCY SITUATIONS
                                                                             The Board recognizes that all district staff and students must be prepared to
Please note:
                                                                             respond quickly and responsibly to emergencies, disasters, and threats of
                                                                             disaster. A comprehensive safety plan is in place for each school and
 Policies indicated with an * below have been omitted, as they are already
                                                                             includes information such as emergency communication, evacuation, and
    included in the Annual Parents Rights and Responsibilities, which is
                                                                             first aid training. Instruct students to obey the directions of the school staff
       distributed to all students at the beginning of each school year.
                                                                             and follow the directions of the bus driver if they are on a bus.

                                                                             In the event of an emergency:
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                                                                                  absences and to improve their student's attendance. Failure to do so may
   The district or school will utilize the automated telephone system to         result in a referral of the student and parent to the Rocklin Unified School
    advise parents of any urgent information and instructions.                    District Attendance Review Board for further action.
   The district and/or school websites will be updated as information
    becomes available.                                                            Notes from Parents
   Please avoid calling the school, as telephone lines will be needed for        Please use both first and last name of student on all correspondence from
    emergency communications.                                                     home. This is especially important when the parent and student do not have
   Unless otherwise instructed, avoid driving to school, as streets should be    the same last name.
    as open as possible for emergency vehicles.
   In the event your student’s school must be evacuated, your student may        Request for Homework
    be transported to another school.                                             For a student illness of two days or more, parents may request homework.
                                                                                  Call the office at least one day before the day you wish to pick up the
                                                                                  assignments. The teacher(s) will have the work ready for you to pick up in
3. CELL PHONES ON CAMPUS (Board Policy 5131)                                      the office after school the next day.
Grades K-12 students are allowed to have cell phones and other electronic         Tardies
signaling devices in their possession while at school. However, cell phones       An emphasis is placed on students arriving to school on time. Late students
and other electronic signaling devices must be off during school hours, shall     often miss the focus of the day or lesson and disrupt the flow of the lesson
not visible and shall not be used during school hours.                            for other students. When students are late for school, it is important for them
                                                                                  to check in at the office before going to class. Parents will be notified if a
                                                                                  student has continual tardies and will be asked to follow through with a
4. ATTENDANCE                                                                     program to increase punctuality. Further tardies may result in a referral of
Absences                                                                          the student and parent to the Rocklin Unified School District Attendance
When students are absent from school, it is important that their absences be      Review Board for further action.
cleared on their first day back to school. If the student does not have a note,
it will be necessary to call the parent at home or work in order to clear the     Appointments
absence. According to California law, there are no legally recognized             If a student leaves school for an appointment, please send a note with the
absences. A student may be excused from school for justifiable personal           student in the morning. Pick up your student by coming to the school office
reasons, including but not limited to illness or injury, medical or dental        and signing him/her out.
appointments, bereavement, funeral/memorial services, court appearances,
or religious holidays, or an employment conference, when the student’s            Independent Study
absence has been requested in writing by the parent/guardian and approved         When students know they will be away from school for at least five days,
by the principal or designee. A student shall also be excused when he/she is      the school can assign work through an Independent Study Program. If the
the custodial parent of a student who is ill or has a medical appointment         work is completed and the Independent Study Agreement is fulfilled, students
during school hours. A student absent from school under this section shall        will receive credit for being in school. Parents must inform the office in
be allowed to complete all assignments and tests missed during the absence        sufficient time to enter into an Agreement.
which can be reasonable provided and, upon satisfactory completion, shall
be given full credit therefore. The teacher of any class from which a student     5. TRANSPORTATION
is absent shall determine what assignments the student shall make up and in
                                                                                  Bus pass applications will be sent to families of previous riders every July.
what period of time the student shall complete such assignments. The tests
                                                                                  Bus pass applications are also available on the District website.
and assignments shall be reasonably equivalent. Notes are still required to
satisfy the compulsory education law. Please call the school to report an
                                                                                  If a student is going home on a different bus, parents must send a note to
absence or leave a message. Please state your student's first and last
                                                                                  school stating their approval, bus number, and stop. Buses at full capacity
name, your first and last name, reason for the absence, and dates of the
                                                                                  may deny students who do not regularly ride that particular bus. Bus passes
absence. Parents will be asked to conference about continual non-illness
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for riding the bus on a temporary basis may be purchased through the school       classroom instruction and may be funded by the district. Class trips involving
office.                                                                           short distances by bus or walking are encouraged, whereas trips involving
                                                                                  many miles of travel are discouraged.
                                                                                  Extracurricular field trips are activities which include, but are not limited to,
Thomas Edward Lanni School Bus Safety Act of 1997 (AB1297)                        athletic events, cheerleading, and the variety of events sponsored by school
Prior to the passage of AB1297, school bus drivers were required to activate      clubs and organizations as approved in writing by the Principal. These
a buses red flashing signal lights and the stop signal arm only when a            activities provide students with opportunities to participate in educational,
student the bus had been carrying was about to cross a public or private          social, and intellectual development of the students.
roadway. After January 1, 1998, the red flashing signal lights and stop signal
arm are required to be operated every time the bus stops for the purpose of       Students must have written parental permission in order to participate in trips
loading or unloading students, even if the student does not intend to cross       requiring transportation (Education Code 35350). The district shall provide
the road.                                                                         an alternative educational experience for students whose parents/guardians
                                                                                  do not wish them to participate in a trip. Students who do not have written
Vehicle Code 22454 states that the driver of any vehicle, upon meeting or         permission may not be allowed to participate in a particular field trip. Only
overtaking, from either direction, any school bus displaying a flashing red       students who are members of the class may attend the field trip activity.
light signal and stop signal arm, that is stopped for the purpose of loading or
unloading students, shall bring the vehicle to a stop immediately before          All chaperones going on field trips must be fingerprinted (forms are available
passing the school bus and shall not proceed past the school bus until the        in school offices; school staff will provide instructions).
flashing red light signal and stop arm signal arm cease operation.
                                                                                  Parents who wish to accompany their own student on a field trip and are not
                                                                                  a chaperone may do so. However, their student should be assigned to a
6. SCHOOL SPONSORED TRIPS (Board Policy/Administrative                            group and a chaperone, and that parent would need to “buddy-up” with the
                                                                                  chaperone assigned to their student. Parents who are not serving as
Regulation 6153)                                                                  chaperones will need to provide their own transportation on field trips.
Field Trips will be classified as either minor or major trips:

Minor Field Trip (Requests will be considered and approved or denied by           7. STUDENT DRESS AND APPEARANCE (Board Policy 5132)
administrative personnel)                                                         The Board of Trustees believes that appropriate dress and grooming
    Travel of students to an activity within 150 air miles from Placer           contribute to a productive learning environment. The Board expects students
        County, inside the states of California or Nevada                         to give proper attention to personal cleanliness and to wear clothes that are
                                                                                  suitable for the school activities in which they participate. Students’ clothing
Major Field Trip (Requests will be considered and approved or denied by           must not present a health or safety hazard or a distraction which would
the Board of Trustees)                                                            interfere with the educational process. The major responsibility for dress
     Travel of students to an activity located more than 150 air miles from      and grooming is placed upon the student and the student's parents. The
        Placer County                                                             administration reserves the right to decide the appropriateness of the
     Travel of students to any location outside the continental United           student's attire. Inappropriately dressed students will be expected to change
        States                                                                    clothing. The following guidelines are intended to define appropriate student
     All overnight field trips regardless of the location/mileage                attire and personal grooming and shall apply to all regular school activities:

There are two types of Field Trips:                                                  All garments must fit and be worn in the manner in which they are
                                                                                      designed. Pants must be worn at or above the hip point and be able to
Co-curricular field trips are defined as activities that may be associated            stay up without a belt.
with the curriculum in a regular classroom. These are outgrowths of                  Footwear must be worn at all times. At all elementary schools, for safety
classroom activities and serve as valuable supplements to the regular                 reasons, thongs or backless shoes/sandals are prohibited; however,
classroom program. They are designed to encourage and/or reinforce                    sandals may be worn if they have heel straps.
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   Clothes shall be sufficient to conceal undergarments at all times. See-          Self-contained classrooms for GATE students in grades 2 through 6 are
    through or fish-net fabrics, halter tops, off-the-shoulder or low-cut tops,      located at Rocklin Elementary School.
    tank tops, torn off sleeves, bare midriffs, and skirts or shorts shorter than
    mid-thigh are prohibited.
   Inappropriate lettering, printing, message patches, or messages on               9. PROMOTION/RETENTION (Board Policy/Administrative Regulation
    clothing, hats, backpacks, binders or other personal items, are
                                                                                     5123)
    prohibited.
   Clothing and jewelry shall be free of writing, pictures, or any other            The purpose of retaining students is to provide additional opportunities for a
    insignia which are crude, vulgar, profane, or sexually suggestive or which       student to learn grade level skills. Legislation (AB1639) requires that all
    advocate racial, ethnic, or religious prejudice or the use of drugs or           school districts to establish a promotion and retention policy. AB1639 also
    alcohol.                                                                         requires school districts to offer supplemental instruction to students with low
   Hair shall be clean and neatly groomed. Hair may not be sprayed by any           reading, writing, or math achievement.
    coloring that would drip when wet.
   Gym shorts may not be worn in classes other than physical education.             Students are required to demonstrate that they have mastered grade level
   Any apparel, jewelry, accessory, school materials, or manner of                  expectations in order to be promoted to the next grade. Grade level
    grooming which by virtue of its color, arrangement, or any other attribute       expectations are based on the following:
    denoting membership in a gang is prohibited.
   Hats are not allowed to be worn in the classroom (district-wide) with the           Scores on achievement tests
    exception of classroom curriculum activities.                                       Teacher evaluation of student's abilities and effort
                                                                                        Student's motivation level
                                                                                        Proficiency assessments
8. G.A.T.E (Gifted and Talented Education) (Board                                       Parental involvement and family commitment to supporting the student's
                                                                                         academic achievement
Policy/Administrative Regulation 6172)
                                                                                        Attendance
The Rocklin Unified School District is dedicated to providing the structure,
support, training and resources necessary to ensure that students receive            When a student is identified as being at risk for retention or recommended for
the highest quality education to become happy, healthy, productive members           retention, the school shall provide opportunities for remedial instruction to
of society. As part of a comprehensive array of educational programs and             assist the student in overcoming the academic deficiencies. Such
resources, the Rocklin GATE program assists students in developing their             opportunities may include, but are not limited to, tutorial programs, after-
unique skills and abilities. The goal is to provide every student with               school programs, summer school programs, Saturday School, and/or the
numerous opportunities for extended learning in the regular classroom and at         establishment of a student study team.
all grade levels.
                                                                                     The Superintendent or designee shall communicate in the strongest terms
If you wish to refer your student to the GATE Program, please submit a               possible, the urgency of the student attending the recommended remedial
Request for Student to be Tested for GATE form which can be obtained from            instruction and learning the necessary skills. To fail to do so shall severely
the school office or the GATE page of the RUSD website. Screening may be             jeopardize the student's opportunity to be promoted.
initiated at the Grade 1 level. If a student is referred earlier, information will
be gathered to support identification at a later time. Screening sessions are        If a student is identified as performing below the minimum standard for
typically held in the fall for Grades 2-12 and in the winter for Grade 1. Make-      promotion, the student shall be retained in his/her current grade level unless
up tests for all grade levels are held in the early spring. After your request       the student's regular classroom teacher determines, in writing, that retention
form has been received, you will be notified of the next screening date.             is not the appropriate intervention for the student's academic deficiencies.
Please contact Jordan White, 630-3307 for more information on this process           This determination shall specify the reasons that retention is not appropriate
or if you are interested in joining the GATE Advisory Committee. The GATE            for the student and shall include recommendations for interventions other
Advisory Committee coordinates/sponsors a number of activities including             than retention that, in the opinion of the teacher, are necessary to assist the
Odyssey of the Mind and Academic Talent Search.                                      student in attaining acceptable levels of academic achievement.

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If the teacher's recommendation to promote is contingent on the student's          Tuberculosis Testing
participation in a summer school or interim session remediation program, the       No volunteer shall be assigned to provide supervision or instruction of
student's academic performance shall be reassessed at the end of the               students unless he/she has submitted evidence of an examination within the
remediation program, and the decision to retain or promote the student shall       past 60 days to determine that he/she is free of active tuberculosis.
be reevaluated at that time.                                                       Volunteers who test negative shall thereafter be required to take a
                                                                                   tuberculosis test every four years in accordance with Education Code 49406.

10. USE OF VOLUNTEER SERVICES (Board Policy/Administrative                         Volunteer Facilities Projects
                                                                                   All volunteer facilities projects shall have approximate start and completion
Regulation 1240)
                                                                                   dates and must be approved by the principal in advance. Projects approved
Volunteers may assist certificated personnel in the performance of their           by the principal shall also be approved in advance by the Director of Facilities
duties, in the supervision of students, and in instructional tasks which, in the   or Director of Maintenance.
judgment of the certificated personnel to whom the instructional aide is
assigned, may be performed by a person not licensed as a classroom
teacher at the discretion of the principal and teacher. These duties shall not     11. VISITORS/OUTSIDERS (Board Policy/Administrative Regulation
include assignment of grades to students (Education Code 45343, 45344,
                                                                                   1250)
45349) (cf. 4222 - Teacher Aides/Paraprofessionals). Volunteers may also
supervise students during lunch and/or breakfast periods or may serve as           The Board of Trustees encourages parents/guardians and interested
non-teaching aides under the immediate supervision and direction of                members of the community to visit the schools and view the educational
certificated personnel to perform non-instructional work which assists             program. To ensure minimum interruption of the instructional program, the
certificated personnel in the performance of teaching and administrative           Superintendent or designee shall establish procedures which facilitate visits
responsibilities (Education Code 35021, 44814, 44815).                             during regular school days. Visits during school hours should be first
                                                                                   arranged with the teacher and Superintendent or designee. If a conference
Qualifications of Volunteers                                                       is desired, an appointment should be set with the teacher during non-
                                                                                   instructional time.
Sex Offender Checks
A person who is required to register as a sex offender pursuant to Penal           To ensure the safety of students and staff and avoid potential disruptions, all
Code 290 shall not serve as a volunteer instructional aide or as a volunteer       visitors shall register in the school administration office immediately upon
non-teaching aide under the direct supervision of a certificated employee          entering any school building or grounds when school is in session.
(Education Code 35021). The Superintendent or designee shall verify by
reasonable means that persons serving as volunteer instructional aides and         For purposes of school safety and security, the Superintendent or designee
non-teaching volunteer aides are not required to register as a sex offender        may design a visible means of identification for visitors while on school
pursuant to Penal Code 290 (cf. 3515.5 - Sex Offender Notification). Before        premises.
authorizing any person to serve as a volunteer, the Superintendent or
designee shall ask a local law enforcement agency to conduct an automated          No electronic listening or recording device may be used by students or
records check or submit the volunteer's fingerprints to the Department of          visitors in a classroom without the teacher and principal's permission
Justice to determine that the individual is not a registered sex offender.         (Education Code 51512).

Fingerprinting
Any volunteer who supervises students without a certificated employee
present must be fingerprinted (forms are available in school offices; school
staff will provide instructions). All volunteers who are not directly under a
teacher's supervision and/or who are likely to be alone with students shall
undergo the fingerprint clearance process pursuant to Education Code 45125
(forms are available in school offices; school staff will provide instructions)

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12. STUDENT CLASS ASSIGNMENTS (Board Policy/Administrative
Regulation 6152)
When assigning students to specific classrooms, the Superintendent or
designee shall strive to provide the best possible learning environment for
each student. Insofar as possible, consideration shall be given to:

   Recommendations of the current classroom teacher.
   Gender and ethnic balance.
   Academic balance of high, medium and low achievers.
   Balance of students with social or emotional problems.
   Strengths of individual teachers.
   Student’s interests, readiness, behavior and motivation.
   Student/teacher ratios and, if relevant, class size reduction
    considerations.

The Superintendent or designee may accept from parents/guardians any
information which would be helpful in making placement decisions.
However, parents/guardians who provide such information shall be informed
that requests for a specific teacher shall be used as only one of many
determining factors which must be taken into account. During the school
year, the Superintendent or designee may make any adjustments in class
placement which he/she considers beneficial to the student or the
educational program.

Class lists are posted prior to the first day of school for the convenience of
students and parents.

If parents have a concern regarding their student’s placement, the following
procedures must be followed:

   Allow two weeks for student adjustment to class.
   Conference with the teacher following the end of the second week of
    placement.
   Submit the concern(s) in writing to the principal.
   Meet with the principal to discuss the concern(s).
   The principal will make the final decision as to what course of action will
    be in the best interest of all concerned.




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