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César E. Chávez High School 2010 - 2011 Student and Parent Handbook César E. Chávez High School Mission It is the mission of César Chávez High School for students to learn to become educated and responsible participants and leaders in a democratic society by taking part in mainstream activities of the school and by completing a rigorous college preparatory program. Expectations For Students at What You Can Expect From César Chávez High School Your Teachers We expect excellence from you, that you will genuinely A sincere desire for you to learn about and understand try to do your best on all course assignments. the world in which we all live. We expect you to put your education first, and non- academic activities like sports, recreation, work, and To be allowed to pursue an education free from social life second on your list of priorities. discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion, or sexual orientation. We assume you are genuinely interested in learning, and you are not taking courses here simply to pass the time To be treated with civility and respect by all members of of day. the school community. We expect you to abide by the Honor Code. Cheating FAIRNESS in assignments, tests, and grading. Teachers or academic dishonesty in any form can never be ask questions, but part of your job is to keep track of and tolerated. figure out what is important. Also remember teachers We expect you to participate in class by asking and must be fair to the entire class, not one or two answering questions, and to seek help if you are individuals. confused, fall behind, or uncertain. To be given clearly communicated instructions for the We expect you to do all assigned readings and completion of each course. problems, put some thought into them, and prepare questions about those topics or issues which you find Expect intellectual rigor in the material we present. You confusing, unclear, or with which you disagree. will not receive a watered-down treatment of the material, and we will NOT accept from you a simplistic We expect you to edit your assignments carefully before understanding of the material. you turn them in. Careful writing reflects careful All teachers have their own view of things. This does thought; careless writing reflects careless thought. Your not mean you must agree with them, but that you must teachers grade accordingly. understand how they see things, too. In general, you We expect you to understand and remember that all will learn to live in a world of widely-differing values course material is cumulative and does not come in and beliefs. separate chunks that can be forgotten after each quiz or Unexamined values have little or no significance. We exam. will empower you to make informed decisions now and You are a member of César Chávez High School. Your in the future by challenging your beliefs and values. Not actions reflect on the school and on other students in to change them, but to get you to think about them particular. You are expected to behave in accordance explicitly and to make well-reasoned decisions - - to be with the laws and school policy. in charge of what you believe and value. César E. Chávez High School Parent and Student Handbook 2010 - 2011 1 Main Office Building Principal – Mr. De León Business Manager – Ms. Montes Secretary – Ms. Eureste Grade Level Offices th 12 - E- House (E100) 11th- D- House (D100) 10th- C- House (C100) AP/ Dean - Ms. Turner AP/ Dean - Mr. de Kanter AP/ Dean - Mr. Moss Counselor - Ms. Loredo Counselor - Ms. Cyprien Counselor - Ms. Meredith Clerk - Ms. Sosa Clerk - Ms. Butler Clerk - Ms. Leon 9th - Students M Through Z – B-House (B100) 9th - Students A Through L – A -House (A100) AP/Dean/ Counselor - Ms. Parker AP/Dean/ Counselor - Ms. Mayfield AP/Dean/ Counselor - Mr. Brewer AP/Dean/ Counselor - Mr. Saldivar Achieve 2010-2011 AP/Dean/Counselor - Mr. Butler Clerk - Ms. Martinez Clerk - Ms. Scranton Office of Instruction Dean of Instruction – Ms. Castillo Magnet Coordinator – Ms. Cardenas School Improvement Facilitator – Ms. Escamilla-Reyes Departments Special Education Library Athletics AP – Ms. Shaw Librarian – Ms. Ramirez Athletic Coordinator – Mr. Jackson Chairperson – Ms. Gattis Enrollment Technology Clinic Registrar Network Technologists - Ms. Crump Nurse Clarke Attendance Office Attendance Clerk – Mr. Medrano ADA Clerk – Ms. Gutierrez Clerk – Ms. Blanco Clerk – Ms. Moreno Clerk - Ms. Del Rosario Castillo Receptionist – Mr. Rodriguez Dropout Prevention Case Worker – Ms. Partida Student Support Services Graduation Coach – Ms. Davis Play It Smart Coach – Mr. Wamble Coordinator – Ms. Rivera Scholarship Coordinator – Mr. Gutierrez College Access Coordinator – Ms. Ertel School Services Facility Campus Police Cafeteria ABM – Mr. Rodriguez Officer Ojeda Cafeteria Manager – Ms. Green Mr. Aguirre Mr. Gloria Officer Gonzalez César E. Chávez High School Parent and Student Handbook 2010 - 2011 2 Attendance Daily attendance in ALL classes is necessary for considered for promotion. Excessive absence limits are academic success. Houston Independent School over 3 unexcused absences and no more than 5 written District’s attendance policy states that a student must be excuses per semester unless by a doctor. in attendance 90% of the days the class meets to be Arrival and Dismissal Times Students may begin arriving on campus at 7:00 A.M. Dismissal is at 3:25 P.M. and are permitted in the Commons Area only. Students are not to be in any other part of the building. The first Parents are to drop off and pick up students on the side bell rings at 7:50 A.M. and the tardy bell rings at 8:00 of the school facing Old Galveston Road. Parents must A.M. Breakfast is served in the cafeteria from 7:20 never load or unload students in the front of the school A.M. - 7:50 A.M. or on the street. Daily Absences Procedure Upon returning to school from an absence, the student may be verified must submit a written parent or guardian excuse to the Specific reason for absence(s) Attendance Office within three school days after the Parent/Guardian signature absence. This is mandatory for the absence to be Phone number(s) where parent/guardian may be excused. Excuses will only be accepted in the reached for verification. Attendance Office in the morning from 7:30-7:50 A.M., during lunches in the Commons, and after school until 3) The student’s status will be posted on the attendance 4:00 P.M. screen for teachers and principals to view. The absence note must include: 4) The school only accepts 5 written excuses per Student’s full name semester by a parent. Any other should be a medical Student’s Grade Level excuse from a doctor. Student’s school ID# Date of note and date of absence(s) with the Parents may call the school to notify Attendance or the doctor signature and phone number so that it appropriate Academy office of an absence. Assignments Missed Due to Absences Any daily assignments that occur on the day of the days, for the first day missed, to make up class work, absences, whether excused or unexcused, must be made and one day for each additional day missed, thereafter. up. When students are out due to illness, they have 2 César E. Chávez High School Parent and Student Handbook 2010 - 2011 3 Types of Absences Excused, non-school sponsored absences: personal illness or death in the immediate family, medical/dental appointments, quarantine, weather/ road conditions making travel dangerous, and emergencies or unusual circumstances excused by the administrative team. Going out of town on vacation is NOT an excused absence. Excused extracurricular absences: college visits during the senior year (with advance approval by the student’s appropriate Assistant Principal). There is a limit of 3 school days (for these visits). Excused Religious/ Holy Days absences: excused if a parent /guardian provides the AttendanceOfficewith a signed note prior to the absence. Absences for school-scheduled / sponsored field trips: Excused. However, the student should check with the Academy Office within 5 days of returning to ensure that the absence was documented properly, so it will be an excused field trip/ activity. Unexcused, non-school sponsored absences (not related to school): more than 4 unexcused per semester may result in loss of credit in the course affected. Loss of credit may be appealed through the credit restoration process. State law provides that if a student is absent from school without parental consent for any portion of the school day for 3 days in a 4 week period or for 10 or more days in a 6 month period, the student and the student’s parent or legal guardian are subject to prosecution by the Harris County Justice of the Peace Courts. The student may also be referred to Juvenile courts. Leaving School Early 1) Students must present a note to the Attendance identification. Also, written permission is needed from Office upon arrival to school on the day of the absence. the parent before a student can leave campus for a field This note must include the time, date, and reason for trip or any school sponsored trip. Students must submit leaving school early; telephone number(s) where the a properly-signed field trip permission slip at least parent or guardian may be reached to confirm the twenty-four hours prior to the field trip. note; and the parent's or guardian's signature. Without a note, the absence will be unexcused. 2) The Attendance Office will verify the signature and then grant approval. Any parent or guardian desiring to check out a student during the school day must come to the Attendance 3) The Attendance Office will then provide the student Office and present proper identification. No child will with a permit issued to be shown to the teacher at the be released to any person other than the parent or time of dismissal. guardian unless the school receives a written request from the parent which can be verified by phone; the 4) At the time of dismissal, the student’s teacher signs person picking up the child MUST provide proper the permit issued by the Attendance Office. César E. Chávez High School Parent and Student Handbook 2010 - 2011 4 5) Student and parent must report to the Attendance 6) Students will not be dismissed within 30 minutes of Office to sign out before leaving school during the school dismissal unless for an emergency. Parents school day. The student will bring a signed permit to the should try to schedule any appointments students might Attendance Office. Failure to follow this step results in have after school hours. an unexcused absence for each class missed. Arriving to School Late, Excused 1) Upon arrival, late students must receive late permits from Assistant Principals. They must then report directly 2) The student must bring an excuse note from the to class to present the excuse. Students who are more doctor’s office to the Attendance Office verifying visit. than 20 minutes late to school will be counted absent for first period and other classes missed, but to avoid being 3) The student will receive a permit from the counted truant, they must go to the Attendance Office to Attendance Office. receive a pass to class. When an HISD bus arrives late at Chávez High School, late riders should report to the 4) The student will go directly to class and give the Attendance Office to sign in before proceeding to permit to the teacher. classes. Students riding HISD buses will not be counted tardy when their buses arrive late. Arriving to Class Late - Tardy Policy A student is counted tardy if not in the classroom when need to be in class on time. As soon as the tardy bell the tardy bell rings. Tardiness is unacceptable. To rings, teachers will begin the day’s lesson. After 20 provide a full period of instruction, students must be in minutes, students are counted absent. class for 35 minutes to get credit for the period. Students Procedure When Tardy 1) The student’s tardiness, the specific period, and date 2) The student shows the classroom teacher the pass to will be recorded in the computer. All tardies are class and begins to work on the lesson for the day. recorded. Written excuses must be approved by an administrator. A pass to class will be issued to the tardy 4) Students who are tardy must serve lunch detention student. Once the pass is issued, The student then has 3 the following school day. minutes to get to class. Skipping Class Skipping class will result in severe disciplinary action, whether by an individual or as a group. In particular, any student who participates in any group skip day will be subject to logical consequences associated with the action. Seniors, for instance, who leave school on "Senior Skip Day," an event not recognized by the State, the District, or the school, will lose their senior privileges and not be allowed to participate in any senior activities such as senior breakfast, senior trip, and the prom. César E. Chávez High School Parent and Student Handbook 2010 - 2011 5 Truancy Any student who is absent from school or class without appropriate assistant principal. Citations may be issued the written consent of his or her parents or school to a student who chooses not to attend classes (Please personnel is truant. This constitutes an unexcused class see information under "Types of Absences,” above.). absence and the student will be referred to his or her Homebound Program Students must be ill and out of school for a period of the nurse’s office at (713) 495-6816 to make the four weeks to qualify for this program. If the student necessary arrangements. will be out of school for more than four weeks, contact Student Participation in Extra Curricular or Other Activities School districts shall not schedule, nor permit students to during the 180 day school year (full year course), or 5 participate in, any school-related activities on or off times during one semester. To participate in any campus that would require, permit, or allow a student to extracurricular activity, a student must be passing all be absent from class in any course more than 10 times subjects as indicated by six-week performance reports. Homework Students must complete their homework. Those who fail to do so may be assigned to mandatory homework study hall, where they will be required to complete their homework. Classification Requirements Following is a summary of the number of credits a student must earn in order to be classified in each grade level: Grade Level Number of Credits 9th Freshman 0 - 5.5 10th Sophomore 6 - 11.5 11th Junior 12 - 17.5 12th Senior 18+ Graduation Requirements To receive a diploma from César Chávez High School, students must meet the credit requirements of HISD and pass the exit-level TAKS test prior to graduation. Graduation Programs Available for Students Who Entered 9th Grade for the First Time Before 2007: Minimum Program (24 credits) Recommended High School Program (24 credits) Distinguished Achievement Program (24 credits – to include 4 advanced measures – AP course) Students who were first-time 9th Graders in 2007 or later are required to complete 26 credits to graduate, including 4 English, 4 Social Studies, 4 Science, and 4 Math. César E. Chávez High School Parent and Student Handbook 2010 - 2011 6 Special Programs Advanced Academic Placement Program Pre-AP courses are offered at the 9th and 10th grade and pass AP exams are eligible to receive college credit. levels. Advanced Placement (AP) courses are classes The Texas Advanced Placement Incentive Program offered in 11th and 12th grade. These courses are taught pays for a portion of each AP test, and additional aid is with higher-level content and achievement expectations available to students with financial need. The AP than standard high school courses. Students who take Program is administered by the College Board. Dual Credit Students may also earn high school and college credit they must pass TAKS, and must pass a college- taking college-level courses for dual credit. Students are readiness test before enrolling. Contact Ms. Turner in not expected to pay college fees and tuition; however, E100. General Information Textbooks Texas schools loan textbooks to students at no charge. order, and to turn them in as requested, usually at the end Textbbook checks will be performed throughout the of a course; withdrawing students must return their year. During checks, students will be required to show books before completing the check-out process. All their teachers their books. Students who are unable to textbooks are issued by bar code. Students who return a show their books to their teachers will be required to pay book with the bar code defaced or missing will be for them. It is the responsibility of students and parents charged the full price of the book. Students are required to cover loaned textbooks, to maintain them in good to pay for all damaged and lost textbooks. Breakfast and Lunch A well-balanced breakfast and lunch are offered at a Leave the tables and floor around your eating space in a reasonable price. Students must eat in the Commons. clean condition for others. Students are not permitted to Food and drinks must never be taken outside the leave school premises during lunch periods or have in Commons. their possession food from outside vendors, such as McDonalds or Jack in the Box. Cafeteria (Commons) Rules: After eating, all trays, plastic ware, napkins, beverage No students may be in the hall after the tardy bell rings containers, etc.., are to be disposed of in trash containers. without a permit. Physical Education P.E. uniforms will be sold during gym classes. All students are expected to dress for P.E. in this uniform. César E. Chávez High School Parent and Student Handbook 2010 - 2011 7 HISD School Buses HISD transportation is provided for students living more office. It is the responsibility of students to look up and than two miles from the school. The school will post learn their route numbers, bus numbers, pick-up points, copies of all bus schedules and routes in the attendance and time schedules. Selling Any sales or fund raising at Chávez High School must have written approval of the building principal. Cellular Phones/Paging Devices Possession of paging devices and cell phones is disciplinary action. The paging device or cell phone will permitted. However, they must be turned OFF and out be taken from the student. The parent must come to of sight during school hours, or they will be confiscated. school to pick up the pager or cell phone at a cost of Additionally, any student who uses these devices, or $15.00. If not picked up, it will be turned over to HISD who receives a call or page will be subject to Property Management for disposal. Telephone Messages Telephone messages will not be delivered to students during the instructional day. Visitors' Permits All visitors are to go to the attendance office to sign in Permits must be worn in plain sight at all times while on and to receive a visitor permit. Former students are not the premises. Visitors who do not wear a permit in plain allowed to visit teachers or students during school hours. sight will not be allowed in any classroom or office area. Counseling Services Guidance services are always available to assist students vocational, and personal concerns. Any student or in achieving success. Counselors may provide help with parent may make an appointment with the student's test-taking skills, extracurricular needs, test scheduling, counselor. and career choices as well as other academic, social, Hallway Rules 1) Students who are out of class must have a permit at 2) No loitering. all times after the tardy bell rings. 3) ID badges must be worn in plain sight at all times. Student Identification Student ID badges must be worn over the student's to student services such as library materials, athletic outermost garment at all times on campus. Badges may events, lunches, and special events throughout the only be worn with a standard school-issued lanyard. school year. Students must protect their badges and not Other chains, cords, and unauthorized lanyards are not allow any others to use them. It is the responsibility of permitted. Student ID badges are the property of HISD the student to immediately replace a lost or stolen badge and must be surrendered upon request by any district at a cost of $5.00. employee. The bar code on each badge permits access César E. Chávez High School Parent and Student Handbook 2010 - 2011 8 Parking Permits Parking permits are required for all vehicles parked in Any vehicle parked on the Student Parking Lot the student parking lot. Students are to park in the without a valid parking permit or in an unauthorized Student Parking Lot only. The cost of the parking area will be towed at the owner's expense. Parking permit is $50.00 per year. A second parking permit, permits are to be placed on the lower, passenger-side only for use on a student's second vehicle, costs of the window. Parking privileges will be $10.00. Parking fees are non-refundable. To obtain a immediately taken away for speeding, reckless parking permit, the student must present a current driving, or for any other vehicular or disciplinary Texas Driver's License, proof of insurance, and infraction. applicable fees. VOE (Verification of Enrollment and Attendance for Driver's License) Any person who is under 18 years of age cannot get a VOE approval for a Driver’s License unless there is a driver's license unless he or she has been graduated or doctor’s note on file excusing the excessive absences, has been in attendance at school for at least 80 days in or if the Attendance Appeal Committee approves the fall or spring semester preceding the date of credit. Students are responsible for obtaining the application. Students may receive VOE approval as verification forms before the end of the school year. long as they receive credit for courses taken in the This information will otherwise not be available to prior semester. If credit was not awarded due to students who enroll in driver's education classes failure, then absences are checked. A student with during the summer. VOE’s may be obtained in the excessive absences in the semester will not be given Registrar’s Office. New Student Registration Registration Requirements It is necessary to have the following items in order to register in school: (1) Proof of residence, such as a gas or light bill or rent receipt with the parent’s name and address (2) A certified copy of the student's birth certificate or birth registration card (3) A transcript from the last school attended (4) A withdrawal sheet from the previous school establishing clear record if enrolled during the current school year (5) Guardianship papers if the student is residing with someone other than the parent; and (6) Immunization records Immunization Requirements Students must be fully immunized against specific diseases in accordance with the Texas Department of Health Immunization Schedule and must show acceptable proof of vaccination prior to entry, attendance, or transfer to a school in Texas. Failure to show proof may result in administrative withdrawal. Withdrawal Procedures Students who withdraw from Chávez High School must or guardian. 24 hour notice is required, as the start the procedure in the Attendance Office. withdrawal process may take several hours to complete. Withdrawing students must be accompanied by a parent César E. Chávez High School Parent and Student Handbook 2010 - 2011 9 Student Dress Code Students must be in compliance with the Standardized slippers are permitted. Heels should not be higher than 2 Dress Code in order to attend class. All clothing must be inches. Shoes with wheels are not permitted. in the solid colors of black, white, or khaki as described, Jewelry below: Jewelry and piercing must not contain spikes. Jewelry Shirts (Solid black or white ONLY) should not be heavy, harmful, or distracting. Shirts must be solid black or white only. Approved school Eyewear spirit shirts may also be worn. All shirts must have Sunglasses are not to be worn in the building. Only sleeves, be buttoned, and properly fitted. Any logo prescription contacts are permitted. present on shirts must be smaller than 2 inches. No inappropriate logos will be permitted. All shirts must be Head Gear able to cover pants and waistband at all times (sitting, No head coverings of any kind are permitted in the standing, arms up, etc.) NO bare midriffs may be building. This includes (but is not limited to) caps, hats, showing at any time. No undergarment should be visible. bandanas, wave caps, do rags, and sweatbands. Combs and picks are not to be worn in the hair or on the head. All Sweaters & Sweatshirts (Solid black or white ONLY) such items are subject to confiscation. All sweaters and sweatshirts must be in solid colors of black or white. "Hoodies," which are sweatshirts with Possession of gang-related clothing or paraphernalia is hoods attached, may be worn at school, but always with expressly forbidden, and will be confiscated. the hood down, never covering the head or face. Confiscated items will be returned to parents or guardians, only. The administration of César E. Chávez Jackets (Black, white, or any combination of black High School will be the final authority of any rules subject and white ONLY) to interpretation. When in doubt, DO NOT wear a Jackets may be in any combination of the approved questionable item until it has been cleared by an standardized dress code colors (black or white). All jackets administrator. must be shorter than knee length. Any logo present must be smaller than 3” by 3” (letterman jackets are permitted). Friday Dress Code Athletic Uniforms & School Spirit Wear All clothing must fit appropriately. The administration School-approved spirit shirts are permitted daily. P.E. reserves the right to determine if the attire fits too loosely uniform shirts are not spirit shirts and may not be worn as or tightly. All shirts must have sleeves, cover the torso and spirit shirts. be opaque; muscle shirts, tank tops and see-through attire is prohibited. Necklines and hemlines will reflect modesty. Pants (Solid black, white, or khaki ONLY) Attire that needs to be adjusted when seated or leaning Pants must be solid black, white, or khaki. All pants forward is prohibited. Any attire that contains vulgarity, should be “Dickies” or “Dockers” style. All pants must be obscenity or that advertises or promotes the use of alcohol, fitted at the waist & reach bottom of ankles. Belts must be controlled substances, gang related, illegal or inappropriate solid black, white, or khaki. Note: Shorts, capris, sweat- behaviors and/or lifestyles are prohibited and may be pants, & jeans are not permitted. subject to confiscation. In all other areas such as footwear Skirts (Solid black, white, or khaki ONLY) and hats, caps and hoods, the regular Chavez dress code Skirts must be solid black, white, or khaki. All skirts must rules apply. The administration will determine the be worn at the waist and extend below the knee. No skirt appropriateness of attire on an as needed basis. may have a slit that extends above the knee. Please show maturity and common sense in your clothing Footwear choices so that it will not be necessary to review or revise All shoes must be worn properly. Shoes must have backs these guidelines. or back straps. No thongs, flip-flops, house shoes, or César E. Chávez High School Parent and Student Handbook 2010 - 2011 10 Code of Student Conduct The Code of Student Conduct has been approved by Memoranda (SPM’s). Please see the Code of the Board of Education based on the policies of the Student Conduct handbook, and sign and return the Board of Education and Standard Practice. signature page provided in the handbook. Bags and Purses Bags and purses may be searched at any time. class; they are to leave their bags in the gym or field Chávez athletes may not carry their athletic bags to house. Items Subject to Confiscation Toys, games, electronic devices, and items deemed but is not limited to head phones, game devices, music dangerous or distracting will not be permitted on devices, skate boards, roller skates, and roller blades. campus and are subject to confiscation. This includes, Grades and Conduct Marks Criteria for Grading Academic Subjects 90-100 Excellent quality of work through mastery of subject 80-89 Good quality of work - above average with consistent effort 75-79 Satisfactory quality of work, average achievement 70-74 Below quality of work expected – below average achievement Below 70 Unsatisfactory quality of work – poor work, failing Criteria for Grading Conduct E Excellent quality of behavior, totally self-disciplined S Satisfactory quality of behavior, cooperates readily P Poor quality of behavior, below average U Unsatisfactory quality of behavior, needs drastic improvement Report Cards and Progress Reports Report cards to the parents will be distributed shortly dates for sending progress reports home will be printed after the close of each grading period. School-wide on the school calendar. Parents are to sign and return Progress Reports will be sent home with each student each Progress Report and Report Card. during the fourth week of the grading cycle. The exact César E. Chávez High School Parent and Student Handbook 2010 - 2011 11 Clinic Procedures The function of the school nurse is health promotion Fever of 100.4 or higher through assessment, counseling, education, and minor Suspected contagious condition first aid. The nurse must be made aware of any student Vomiting with a chronic or serious illness. A medical statement Diarrhea describing the condition should be provided by the Undetermined rash parent / legal guardian for the student’s confidential school health record. Students who call their parents to pick them up before they come to the Clinic will be sent to the appropriate To be admitted to the Clinic, a student must have a Assistant Principal for permission to go home. Students written permit from the teacher. A student may come to who go home without a permit from the nurse will be the Clinic during lunch with a permit. considered truant and subject to disciplinary action. Special permits to leave class early for health reasons A parent or responsible adult must be notified before the must be secured from the school nurse. The student student is dismissed from school because of illness. must return to the Clinic for renewal if the permit is required after the expiration time and/or date. Students may not stay in school with any of the following conditions: All medical excuses for P.E. restrictions must originate with the school nurse. Medications The policy of the Board of Education does not authorize accompanied by written permission of at least one Houston school personnel to give medication of any parent. kind. That includes Tylenol, similar preparation, or any other drugs. Nurses and other school personnel, The medication is then kept in the Clinic and however, can give medication during school hours with administered by the school nurse. No medication written orders from their doctor or nurse practitioner. (prescription or non-prescription) will be dispensed without this form on file. With the required Should it be medically necessary for a student to take documentation on file in the Clinic, students with long-term medication at school, an HISD form, called asthma may self-administer asthma medication. All the Physician's Request for Administration of medications kept for students in the Clinic must be in its Medication At School During School Hours must be original container with an affixed prescription label completed by the student’s physician and be kept on file which includes the student’s name, the drug name, and in the Clinic. A copy of this form is available through the proper dosage and administration information. the school nurse. The physician’s statement must be Other Health-Related Services (See the school nurse for applications and information.) Pregnancy-related Services Blood sugar / Glucose monitoring Teen pregnancy and parenting program designed to provide support services for pregnant students Homebound Program A program whereby students who expect to be out of Drop-out Recovery and Prevention Outreach school for at least four consecutive weeks for health Program reasons as documented by a physician may receive Assistance for pregnant and parenting students as instruction at home. they seek to remain in school or return to school César E. Chávez High School Parent and Student Handbook 2010 - 2011 12 Eye Care for Kids & Prevent Blindness Texas Texcare Partnership - CHIPS / Medicaid Non-profit organizations that provide comprehensive Application eye exams and corrective lenses for children from Health insurance for Texas children from families families who need financial assistance. with income levels above Medicaid income guidelines but who are unable to afford private insurance Baylor Teen Clinic The Baylor Teen Clinic is located within the school examinations, physical and sports rehabilitation, clinic, and its personnel provide treatment of minor primary health care, immunizations, and testing for illness, health education, counseling services, athletic sexually-transmitted diseases. The Use of Computers and the Internet The use of computers and the Internet requires reasonable judgment and discipline. At the Computer and Internet use is a privilege, not a beginning of the school year, you will sign an right, and may be permanently revoked for a Acceptable Users Policy agreement which outlines number of reasons, including inappropriate web your responsibilities as a computer user at Chávez, surfing, failure to follow teacher instructions, or and the terms and conditions under which you may mishandling or abuse of software or equipment. operate a computer and use the Internet. César Chávez Library Policy Library Rules Respect each other, the furnishings, the books, and the computers. Research responsibly. Use the Internet and other online databases to complete educational research assignments. Read for pleasure and for knowledge. Library General Policy The library is open from 7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Books can be checked out for two weeks. Reference Monday - Friday, unless posted otherwise. books can be checked out for overnight use. The Individual students must have a permit to come to the maximum number of items that can be checked out is library during the school day. Permits are not needed five. The fine for overdue books is $ .10 per school for before-school and after-school times. day for regular books and $1.00 per day for overnight books. Students must wear the Chávez picture ID to use the library and its resources, including checking out Magazines are to be read in the library only. books. Students must follow the Chávez Dress Code to use the library. Students and staff must enter and exit the library by the front entrance. Students must sign in and out when coming to the library. The sign-in book is located at the Circulation Desk. César E. Chávez High School Parent and Student Handbook 2010 - 2011 13 Library Computer-Use Policy Use of the Internet is for educational purposes only (to Students may print from any computer. Printing costs complete assignments or assigned research projects). $ .10 per page. Always preview your pages No chat rooms are allowed. before selecting the print option. Ask the librarian for help before printing. Printed pages Email privileges are for completion of assignments only, may be picked up at the Circulation Desk. such as emailing your teacher for missed work, or for sending or receiving assignment-related information. Parent Organizations Our parent organizations are always on the look-out for new members. Inquire at the front office if you are interested in becoming a member of our Parent Advisory Council (PAC) or our Parent-Teacher Association (PTA). Also, for those who have the time and the desire, a call to the District office can put you in touch with our volunteers in school program, VIPS. César E. Chávez High School Parent and Student Handbook 2010 - 2011 14 Chávez High School Regular Bell Schedule Monday - Friday 2010 - 2011 Period Start End 1 8:00 AM 8:52 AM Lunch Schedule 2 8:57 AM 10:01 AM 3 10:06 AM 10:58 AM A 11:03 AM 11:30 AM Lunch 4 11:03 AM 12:34 PM B 11:35 AM 12:02 AM 5 12:39 PM 1:31 PM C 12:07 AM 12:34 PM 6 1:36 PM 2:28 PM 7 2:33 PM 3:25 PM Extra 8 3:30 PM 4:22 PM Periods 9 4:27 PM 5:19 PM First Bell 7:50 AM Tardy Bell 8:00 AM Dismissal 3:25 PM César E. Chávez High School Parent and Student Handbook 2010 - 2011 15 César Chávez High School 2010 -2011 Calendar 2010 2011 August 23 First day of school January 4 First day of second semester September 6 Labor Day January 17 Martin Luther King Day September 17 Fall Holiday March 14-18 Spring Break November 24-26 Thanksgiving April 22 Spring Holiday December 17 Last day of first June 2 Last day of school for students semester June 3 Last day for teachers Dec. 20 - Jan. 3 Winter Break May 30 Memorial Day Houston Independent School District 2010-2011 Report Card Schedule Cycle Days in Cycle Report Card Date Cycle 1 Report Card 1 28 days Aug 23 - Oct 1 October 8 (Friday) Cycle 2 Report Card 2 25 days Oct 4 - Nov 5 November 12 (Friday) Cycle 3 Report Card 3 27 days Nov 8 - Dec 17 January 7 (Friday) Cycle 4 Report Card 4 33 days Jan 4 - Feb 18 February 25 (Friday) Cycle 5 Report Card 5 30 days Feb 21 - Apr 8 April 15 (Friday) Cycle 6 37 days Report Card 6 Apr 11 - June 2 June 2 (Thursday) César Chávez High School 8501 Howard Houston, Texas 77017 (713) 495-6950 (713) 496-6988 FAX
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