Beach High School
Beach, OR 97444
541-247-6647 FAX (541) 247-0484
handbook is designed to help students and parents become familiar
with school policies, procedures, and guidelines, including the
student code of conduct. The policies and procedures in this
handbook are intended to address situations students are most likely
to encounter, however, some situations may warrant reference to
Central Curry School District policy.
mission of Gold Beach High School is to work in partnership with
students and the community to create a supportive, positive and safe
school where teaching focuses on student-centered learning, the
exploration of ideas and the academic and social growth of all
students in an atmosphere of mutual respect and cooperation.
TO FUFILL OUR MISSION
Beach High School will:
the community to share the responsibility for educating their
a supportive, positive, and safe school environment.
the personal development of students by emphasizing that character
does count in today’s society.
academic learning practical and relevant in living a productive
students to access analyze and use information from worldwide
a positive, supportive, student-centered environment in all classes.
students to develop their individual talents.
Curry School District Board of Directors
McNair, Vice Chair firstname.lastname@example.org
Wright, Chair email@example.com
Durfee, Superintendent 247-6604, Ext. 329 firstname.lastname@example.org
Carpenter, Business Manager Ext. 222 email@example.com
Beaman, Payroll Clerk Ext. 223 firstname.lastname@example.org
Walz, Bus/Maintenance Director247-7241 email@example.com
Kitchin, Food Service Director Ext. 235 firstname.lastname@example.org
McCann, Information Technology Ext. 224 email@example.com
Wilson, Principal Ext.229 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hendrix, Admin. Assistant Ext 233 email@example.com
Krohn, Student Services Ext 221 firstname.lastname@example.org
Anthony, Mathematics Ext. 251 email@example.com
Becker, Applied Art/CTE Ext. 236 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bradbury, French/Social Studies Ext. 261 email@example.com
Brown, Math/Resource Ext. 225 firstname.lastname@example.org
Doubrava, Language Arts Ext. 262 email@example.com
Martin, Science Ext. 266 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lensing, Fine Arts/Yearbook Ext. 256 email@example.com
McGinnis, Language Arts Ext. 270 firstname.lastname@example.org
Newdall, Health Ext. 228 email@example.com
Spitael, Counselor Ext. 234 firstname.lastname@example.org
Swift, Social Science Ext. 269 email@example.com
White, Music 246-6604,Ext.380 firstname.lastname@example.org
Clark, Associate Librarian Ext. 253 email@example.com
Briggs, Instructional Assistant Ext. 260 firstname.lastname@example.org
Johnson, Instructional Assistant Ext. 260 email@example.com
Wells, Daytime Custodian Ext. 252 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cox, Night Custodian Ext. 252 email@example.com
Fritch – ASPIRE Ext. 232 firstname.lastname@example.org
Gibbs – YTP Ext. 238 email@example.com
Cowan – TRIO Ext. 232 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ragsdale – GEAR-UP Ext. 232 email@example.com
Whitley-Dickson-Life Skills 247-2283 firstname.lastname@example.org
– Jennifer Piper
Honor Society – Chris White Cross Country – Tim Hawkins
– Todd Lensing Football – Justin Storns
Club – Mike Bradbury Volleyball – Dana Newdall
Club – Dana Newdall Boys Basketball - TBA
Basketball – Chris Clark
– Mark Hollinger
– Brianna Wallace
and Field – Dana Newdall
Student Body Officers Student
– Sam Springer Corrine McGinnis
President – Ophelia Sutter
– Kaitlin Armstrong
Class Officers Senior
– Warren Anderson
President – Brittany Scott
– Mia Buffington
Class Officers Junior
– Jaidan McLean
President – Madison Johnson
– Paris Newdall
Class Officers Sophomore
– Devon Wolford
President – Josiah Armstrong
Class Officers Freshman
– Danni Young
President – Arieanna Salcedo-Morel
– Sam Mazur
– Ethan Carpenter
front doors open at 7:00 and close at 4:00. Breakfast available at
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday Thursday
Assembly Schedule PM
Starts for Professional Development Early
Release for Grading Days
(AM Snack @ 10:45)
Beach High School Calendar 2016-2017
School - Labor Day Holiday
Day of School
Start Day at 11:00
Test (Optional for Juniors and Seniors)
School - District Professional Development
Start Day at 11:00
Day of First Quarter; Early Dismissal at 12:00
School Day; Parent-Teacher Conferences – 4:00 – 8:00
School – Parent-Teacher Conferences – 8:00 – 4:00
School – Veterans Day Holiday
School – Thanksgiving Holiday
Start Day at 11:00
School – Winter Break
School – New Years Holiday
Start Day at 11:00
School – Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
Day of Fall Semester; Early Dismissal at 12:00
School – Presidents Day Holiday
Start Day at 11:00
School – Spring Break
Start Day at 11:00
of Third Quarter; Early Dismissal at 12:00
School – Parent-Teacher Conferences – 8:0 – 4:00
Start Day at 11:00
Start Day at 11:00
School – Memorial Day Holiday
Day for Seniors
Day of School for grades K-11
seeking admission to the district for the first time, students must
meet academic, age, immunization, and other eligibility prerequisites
as set forth in state law and district policies. At registration,
parents will be asked for proof of date of birth, up-to-date
immunization records, and proof of current address. Parents will also
be asked to complete various registration forms, including permission
for us to request previous school records.
residency within the Central Curry School District is an admission
requirement. A nonresident student may be admitted with written
permission from the superintendent/principal. A student who meets
other enrollment criteria will not be excluded from school attendance
solely because he/she is not under the supervision of a parent or
does not have a fixed place of residence. A student in this situation
needs to talk to the principal for assistance.
district will deny regular school admission to any student who has
been expelled from another school district for an offense that
constitutes a violation of the federal Gun-Free Schools Act of 1994,
regardless of his/her resident status. The district may deny regular
school admission to any student who has been expelled from another
school district for any reason, also regardless of his/her resident
status. Alternative educational services will be provided as
appropriate for residents.
district will accept foreign exchange students with J-1 visa status
when they reside in the district and are sponsored by an exchange
program officially recognized by the board. In accordance with
federal law, students on F-1 visa status will be charged tuition
costs. Students are subject to applicable state and local laws and
with the ninth grade, students are classified according to the number
of credits earned toward graduation. Freshman
status: students who have been promoted from the eighth grade or
those with less than 5 credits; Sophomore
status: students who have earned at least 5 credits; Junior
status: students who have earned at least 12 credits; and Senior
status: students who have earned at least 19 credits.
student must be fully immunized against certain diseases or must
present a certificate or statement that, for medical or religious
reasons, the student should not be immunized. Proof of immunization
may be personal records from a licensed physician or public health
clinic. Any student not in compliance with Oregon statutes and rules
related to immunization may be excluded from school until such time
as he/she has met immunization requirements. Parents will be
notified of the reason for the exclusion. A hearing will be afforded
Control/HIV, HBV and AIDS
HIV, AIDS and HBV are serious illnesses, the risk of contracting the
disease in school is extremely low and generally limited to
situations where non-intact skin or mouth, eye or other mucous
membranes would be exposed to blood or any body fluids contaminated
with blood from an infected person. However, since any such risk is
serious, the district requires that staff and students approach
infection control using standard precautions.
it becomes necessary for a student to withdraw from school, the
parent must notify the school. The student will be given a withdrawal
form, which must be completed before the withdrawal is official.
School personnel will help, but an "official withdrawal" is
the student’s responsibility in order to protect his/her earned
credits and to ensure entry into his/her next school in good
is recognized that there is a direct correlation between regular
attendance and academic success in school. Attendance is not
optional; it is required by state law. All students between the ages
of 7 and 18, who have not completed grade 12, are required to attend
school unless otherwise exempted by law. School staff will monitor
and report violations of the state compulsory attendance law.
Failure to send a student to school is a class C violation of law and
is punishable by a court imposed fine up to $150 as provided by ORS
339.925. All students are expected to attend school regularly and be
on time for classes.
are classified as excused or unexcused. An excused
absence is defined as the following:
dental, or legal appointments.
of the student
school trips or school-sanctioned activities
religious holidays and mandated court appearances.
out of town travel
in the family, or some other significant family emergency outside
the control of the student or the student’s family.
deemed appropriate by the principal.
are responsible for bringing a written note explaining the reason for
the absence(s) within one school day of returning to school. A
parent/guardian should contact the office by phone no later than 9:00
a.m. on the day of the absence to explain the absence. Absences not
explained by parent phone call or note within one
day of returning to school are recorded as “unexcused.” A
doctor’s note will be requested after three days of
a student turns 18 during the school year and is still residing with
his/her parent, the parent may submit a letter to the school giving
permission for the student to write his/her own absence notes. In
accordance with Oregon law (ORS 339.065) the school retains the
privilege of accepting or rejecting any written statement as being a
valid reason for absence.
Messenger and Family Link
personnel and/or School Messenger, an automated phone system, will
attempt to contact parents of absent students who have not called the
office by 9:00 a.m. An additional call will be made in the early
evening to inform parents of any absences during the day.
Link offers student information in the moment. Up to date grades,
missing assignments and attendance are available to parents by going
online for monitoring.
a student knows in advance that he/she will be absent, he/she is
responsible for communicating the expected absences(s) with teachers
to pre-arrange make-up assignments. Obtain a signed request for
pre-arranged absences from your parent or guardian and return to the
office. This should be done at least one week in advance except in
case of an emergency. Ask teachers to fill in your assignments and
sign the form. Get the completed form signed by the principal or
designee. The absence is unexcused
until this step is complete. Pre-arranged absences will require work
due upon returning to school unless special arrangements with the
teachers are made.
participating in school activities which take them away from school
should arrange to get their assignments in advance of the trip to
prevent falling behind in class.
must be in school the entire school day on the day to participate in
that day’s activity. Exceptions are excused absences such as
medical or legal appointments. Events such as haircuts, tanning and
sleeping in are not excused. If a student has an unexcused absence
from school on Friday, he/she should not expect to participate in a
Saturday activity. Students participating in such activities are
required to attend school on time the day following the activity if
it is a school day.
an absence is excused or unexcused, it is the student’s
responsibility to see their teachers concerning make-up assignments.
Students should contact teachers regarding make-up work immediately
upon returning to school. Students will be allowed the same number
of days that he/she was absent to complete their make-up work. (i.e.,
if a student is out three days, he/she has three full days to make-up
missed work) This policy does not apply to tests, exams, or major
projects which are scheduled in advance. Assignments not made up
will adversely affect the student’s final grade. Unexcused
absences will result in partial or complete loss of credit on missed
assignments. If a student is going to be absent more than three
days, assignments can be obtained by calling the main office. Please
do not request homework if your student is absent for only
one or two days.
for arriving late or leaving school during school hours
a student arrives at school late, the student must report to the
office before proceeding to his or her classroom.
a student has a dental or medical appointment or needs to leave
school for another reason, he/she shall bring a note from home or
have a parent/guardian call the school office to verify the reason
for leaving. Students must sign out in the main office after
receiving permission from a parent/guardian and leave by the front
main entrance. Students are never
to leave the school grounds during school hours, except by permission
through the school office.
district provides transportation to and from school for eligible
students and expects all students to arrive on time. Students are
expected to be to school on time and in class ready to work before
the final bell rings each period. Disrupting teachers and students
when entering late is not acceptable. A tardy of more than ten
minutes is considered skipping class.
student who is absent from school or from any class without
permission will be considered truant and will be subject to
disciplinary action including detention, suspension, ineligibility to
participate in athletics or other activities and/or loss of driving
of Driving Privileges
who fail to maintain regular enrollment in school may have either
their driving privileges suspended or the right to apply for driving
privileges suspended. The superintendent may, under ORS 339.257,
notify the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) of the
withdrawal of a student who is at least 15 years of age and under 18
years of age.
student shall be considered to have withdrawn from school if the
student has: More than 10 consecutive school days of unexcused
absences; or fifteen school days total of unexcused absences during a
single semester. The student has a right to appeal the
superintendent’s or Board’s decision through district
suspension/expulsion due process procedures.
a student’s absence rate exceed 10%
in any one semester, a parent/student conference will be held before
the student can return to the class. This meeting will be focused on
discussing interventions and strategies to assist the student in
attending school/class on time. After exceeding 20%
unexcused absences, credit will be denied.
time for religious instruction
may be excused from school for religious instruction no more than two
hours in any school week, as provided by law. Any tests and
assignments a student misses because of religious instruction will be
given to the student at another time. Students who miss classes on a
particular day due to religious beliefs will be excused from
attendance requirements for that day.
start or early dismissal in event of inclement weather
the event of inclement weather, school may be delayed or students may
be sent home early. Late start or early dismissal is a decision made
by the superintendent or his designee. The district has established
plans for other emergencies. The local media will be contacted as
soon as possible to communicate the late start or early dismissal
details once a decision is made to vary from the regular schedule.
will only be released from school to a parent or person authorized by
a parent. Students may not be released to law enforcement
authorities voluntarily by school officials unless the student has
been placed under arrest or unless the parent, guardian or
representative and the student agree to the release, or unless there
is a child abuse investigation by Children Services or law
It is a parent’s responsibility to keep emergency telephone numbers
and contact information updated with the school office.
Campus at Lunch
may go off campus during the lunch period. Open campus, however, is a
privilege, not a right, and as such may be revoked to any student at
any time if in the judgment of the administration the student is
abusing the privilege. Students may lose open campus privilege for
chronic misbehavior, excessive tardies or absences and/or poor
academic performance. Students who leave school grounds without
authorized permission are considered truant.
Student Body Card
$12.00 fee is charged for ASB cards, which entitle students to attend
home athletic events free of charge, school assemblies, and
participation in school activities and elections. All
athletes and elected officers must
an ASB card.
school students involved in any inter-scholastic sport will be
assessed a $75 participation fee for the first two sports, and $50
for a third sport.
participant in every sport will be assessed a participation fee.
is no “family plan.”
are no waivers of participation fees; however, students with a
financial hardship who wish to participate in athletics are
encouraged to speak to the coach about payment alternatives.
Fees are to be paid prior to the first practice, or a 3 month
payment plan will be established to make these payments. Failure to
make these payments on time will effect a student’s participation
school will provide the basic materials for students to complete
assignments/projects and meet requirements in courses that
traditionally require materials (wood, metal courses and art
courses). Any materials and supplies that are needed above and beyond
these items are to be paid in full prior to ordering by the district.
late fee of ten cents (10¢) per day, up to $2.00 may be charged for
district participates in the National School Lunch and School
Breakfast Programs and offers free and reduced-price meals based on a
student's financial need. Applications for these programs are made
available to every parent during registration or can be obtained from
any school office anytime during the school year. Cost of meals is
set annually by the Board.
Breakfast $ 1.60 Reduced $. 0 Ala Carte $1.60 Milk $ .50
Lunch $ 2.35 Reduced $. 0 Salad $2.10 Juice $ .50
Bottled Water $ .50
note if your student becomes eligible for free or reduced lunches
this status does
include milk to be served additionally or ala carte. Additional
servings will be charged at the regular price of $2.35 for lunch and
$1.60 for breakfast. All seconds, including milk and bottled water,
will be offered on a cash
are expected to be paid in advance; however, a charge account for
students paying full or reduced price for meals may be established
with the district. Students may charge no more than eight meals
(including breakfast and lunch). Any student failing to keep his/her
account current as required by the district shall not be allowed to
charge the price of further meals until the account has been paid in
full but will be allowed to purchase a meal if the student pays for
the meal when it is received. At least one written warning shall be
provided to a student and his/her parent prior to denying meals for
exceeding the district’s charge limit. Students or parents of
students may prepay meal costs.
are to be eaten in the cafeteria, outside or in tiled hallways as
long as areas are left clean and free of trash/spills. Cafeteria
trays are to stay in the cafeteria. Food and drink is not to be
consumed during instructional time except during the celebration of
special occasions at staff discretion.
provide an accident insurance policy for students involved in
extra-curricular activities. Parents/guardians must provide the
office with insurance coverage information before the student
participates in any extra-curricular activity. This includes
participation in non-team activities such as Powder-puff Football,
Iron Man Volleyball, and other physical activities sponsored by the
school. Parents may purchase school student insurance. Contact the
school office for the online application.
student being transported on district-provided transportation is
required to comply with the Student Code of Conduct. Any student who
fails to comply with the rules may be denied transportation services
and shall be subject to disciplinary action. School transportation
services are provided to students to and from school and for
transporting students to and from curricular and extracurricular
activities. School bus schedules, routing, stops, walking distance,
and all other matters pertaining to the operation of the
transportation service is the direct responsibility of the
the safety and well-being of all, conduct on school buses is expected
to be of the same standard as in the classroom with additional rules
particular to bus travel. While riding a school bus students will:
Obey the driver at all times;
Not throw objects;
Not have in their possession any weapon;
Not fight, wrestle, or scuffle;
Not stand up and/or move from seats while the bus is in motion;
Not extend hands, head, feet, or objects from windows or doors;
Not possess matches or other incendiaries and concussion devices;
Use emergency exits only as directed by the bus driver;
Not damage school property or the personal property of others;
Not threaten or physically harm the driver or other riders;
Not do any disruptive activity which might cause the driver to stop
the bus in order to reestablish order;
Not make disrespectful or obscene statements;
Not possess and/or use tobacco, alcohol, or illegal drugs;
Not eat or chew gum (unless permission is granted by staff);
Not carry glass containers or other glass objects;
Not take onto the bus skateboards, musical instruments or other large
objects which might pose safety risks or barriers to safe entry and
exit from the bus;
Accept assigned seats;
Stay away from the bus when it is moving;
Be at the bus stop five minutes before the scheduled pick up time;
Answer to coaches, teachers and chaperones who are responsible for
maintaining order on trips.
following procedures shall be followed when a discipline concern
arises on a vehicle serving a regular route or an extracurricular
activity. Students who fail to comply with this code of conduct will
receive written citations and be disciplined up to and including the
possible loss of riding privileges.
– Warning: The driver verbally restates behavior expectations and
issues a warning citation.
The student is suspended from the bus up to five days and a
conference, arranged by the principal, is held with the student, the
parent, and the bus driver.
The student is suspended from the bus up to ten school days
suspension. Further violations of bus regulations will be considered
a severe violation.
Any severe violation will result in the immediate suspension of the
student for a minimum of ten days and up to one year expulsion.
There will be a hearing at this time involving the student, the bus
driver, the parent and the principal.
all instances, the appeal process may be used if the student and/or
and expulsion from the bus means all buses in the district. Citations
will be signed by a parent and returned to the driver before riding
privileges are restored. Disciplinary sanctions and changes in
transportation for students with an Individual Education Plan
Disciplinary sanctions and changes in transportation for students
with an Individual Education Plan (IEP) will be conducted in
accordance with applicable law.
graduate from Gold Beach High School students must meet the following
in high school for eight full semesters, unless meeting early
in school throughout the regular school day.
completion of the following courses and credits. A "credit"
equals successful completion of a two-semester course meeting one
period a school day.
Algebra I or higher
in grade 11 must pass the Smarter Balanced Assessment in reading,
writing, and math in order to receive a Regular Diploma. If students
cannot pass these minimum requirements, there are alternative methods
to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in each of the core areas.
Related Learning Standards
addition to the credit requirements listed above, students must meet
the following state and district requirements:
student shall develop an education plan and build an education
student shall build a collection of evidence, or include evidence in
existing collections(s), to demonstrate extended application;
student shall demonstrate career-related knowledge and skills in the
following areas: personal management, problem solving,
communication, teamwork, employment foundations, and career
student shall participate in career-related learning experiences
outlined in the education plan.
or Alternative Diplomas
modified diploma means that students are not eligible to attend a
four-year college or university nor are they eligible to enlist in
most branches of the armed forces. The
decision to earn a regular versus
diploma must be made by the end of the sophomore year.
ceremonies at Gold Beach High School are operated exclusively by
Central Curry School District. Students permitted to participate in
these ceremonies shall have met all
credit requirements for a high school diploma and have been enrolled
full time at Gold Beach High School at least one quarter immediately
prior to graduation. Exceptions may be made by the principal on a
case by case basis. The school administration shall be responsible
for scheduling and directing the program of events at graduation.
Cap and gown colors shall be green and black. Exceptions to this
rule are subject to Board review.
and Salutatorian Selection
Valedictorian and Salutatorian will be determined by the seventh
semester cumulative GPA
and other factors such as citizenship, leadership, and community
service. Both shall be full time students. Both the Valedictorian
and Salutatorian are to model and exemplify standards of ethics and
integrity. Should the Student Code of Conduct be violated, the
student may forfeit this award. The Valedictorian(s) and Salutatorian
are expected to give a speech during the commencement ceremony.
Speeches must be pre-approved by the principal at least one week
prior to the ceremony.
are read over the intercom each morning at the beginning of first
period. Announcements are to be turned in at the school office by
3:00 p.m. the afternoon prior to the morning announcement. Student
announcements must be pre-approved. Requests to post announcements
on the reader board may be made through the school office. The Pledge
of Allegiance is said on a weekly basis.
are planned as part of the school program. Students are expected to
follow the same code of conduct that applies throughout the regular
school day, including attendance. During assemblies, wearing hats or
hoods is prohibited and cell phones, mp3 players or other devices
must be turned off.
may be parked in the rack provided or in other places where
practical. Bicycle riding in the building or on walkways is
prohibited. Bicycles must follow the same guidelines as vehicle
operators while on district property.
or street shoes are prohibited on the gym floor, except spectators
activities must be supervised by a teacher or staff member
and School Network Use
policy requires parent permission to allow students access to the
district’s electronic communication program. Students are able to
communicate with other schools, colleges, organizations and
individuals around the world through the internet and other
electronic information systems.
this educational opportunity comes responsibility. It is important
that students know district policy and administrative regulations.
Students utilizing school-provided internet access are responsible
for good behavior online just as they are in a classroom or other
area of the school. The same general rules for behavior and
communications apply. Inappropriate system use will result in
discipline up to and including expulsion from school, suspension or
revocation of student access to the district’s system and/or
referral to law enforcement. Although the district is committed to
practices that ensure the safety and welfare of system users,
including the use of technology protection measures such as
filtering, be aware that there may still be material or
communications on the internet that district staff, parents and
students may find objectionable. While the district neither
encourages nor condones access to such material, it it not possible
to eliminate that access completely.
purpose of district provided internet access is to facilitate
communications in support of research and education. To remain
eligible as users, students’ use must be in support of and
consistent with the educational objectives of the district. Access
is a privilege,
not a right. Electronic messages and files stored on school based
computers may be treated like school lockers. Administrators and
faculty may review files and messages to maintain system integrity
and insure that users are acting responsibly.
users of school provided internet access are not
access uploads, download, or distribute pornographic, obscene, or
sexually explicit material;
transmit obscene, abusive, sexually explicit, or threatening
violate any local, state, or federal statute;
vandalize, damage, or disable the property of another individual or
access another individual’s materials, information, or files
without permission; and,
violate copyright or otherwise us the intellectual property of
another individual or organization without permission.
policies pertaining to technology (IIGBA and JFCF) are available to
read on the school’s website. Printed copies of the entire policy
are available in the school office.
for crossing Highway 101 are located directly in front of and at the
south end of campus. Even though vehicle drivers on Highway 101 are
expected to stop for pedestrians using crosswalks, this does not
always happen. Walk defensively when using crosswalks. Act and walk
in such a way that drivers of vehicles can predict or anticipate your
crossing. Failure to use crosswalks may result in a citation.
dance request forms must be returned to the principal at least two
weeks before the dance. Four chaperones are required for all dances.
Doors are locked fifteen minutes after the beginning of dances.
Students will not be admitted later. Once a student leaves a dance
for any reason, he/she will not be re-admitted. Dances will end at
or before 11:30 p.m. Students are expected to contact parents and to
go home upon leaving. Please note the following guidelines:
must be in school for the full day prior to the dance unless the
student has a pre-arranged medical or court appointments.
attending the dance must be currently enrolled high school students
or guests who are 19 years old.
guests must be registered with the office before 3:00 p.m. two (2)
days prior to the dance.
student council is responsible for scheduling and approving all
dates for dances.
dress will be announced in advance so students and guests will know
to dress as formal, semi-formal, or casual attire.
is not to be removed during dances.
reserves the right to remove anyone from dances that is deemed
dressing or behaving inappropriately.
promote school safety and provide a sense of security for all
students, there are established guidelines for student attire.
Students are expected to wear shoes, shirts, pants/shorts/skirts
while at school at all times. The following clothing items (this
includes jewelry, patches, buttons, headdress, footwear, etc.) are
that causes disruption or interference with the learning
(suggestive, obscene) language or graphics.
that promotes the use, possession or transmission of an alcohol,
drugs, tobacco, or weapons, including any accessory that has the
potential to be used as a weapon.
that promotes illegal activities.
that indicates association with, membership in, or support for gang
with racial or ethnic slurs/graphics.
attached to keys, wallets, etc.
that is excessively ripped or torn or has holes above the knees.
tops, spaghetti string straps or halter tops (two-finger-wide rule).
or skirts shorter than arms/fingertips when down at sides.
that expose bare midriff or cleavage.
underwear [sitting or standing].
including flannel pants, slippers or bare feet.
that is destructive to school property and/or causes excessive
maintenance problems such as cleats on boots and shoes that scratch
- Hats or headdress may be worn in the building but at the
discretion of respective teacher in the classroom.
shoes, loose clothing or other attire that poses a safety concern
in/around shop areas and science labs.
article/item deemed inappropriate or unsafe by a staff member.
who are in violation of the dress code section will be referred to
the main office and will be asked to change their clothing, or will
be issued school clothing that must be worn for the remainder of the
day. Habitual violators of this section (three times or more in a
school year) may be required to report to the office before the first
class for a visual inspection by school personnel before going to
earthquake, tsunami, and lockdown drills are conducted throughout the
school year, to enable students and staff to practice safety
procedures in the event of an emergency. Emergency procedures are
available upon request at the school office.
students are expected to participate in emergency drills.
a drill, students shall listen for and follow staff instructions.
evacuation of the building is required, students shall exit the
building in a quiet, orderly manner as quickly as possible.
school provides additional information to parents/students via Family
Link. Some of this information includes, student’s grades, missed
assignments, progress on class work and attendance.
trips may be scheduled for educational, cultural, or other
extracurricular purposes. While on a field trip, students are
considered "in school." This means students are subject to
the school's student conduct rules, applicable board policies and
such other rules deemed appropriate by the field-trip supervisor. All
off campus field trips and student travel except scheduled athletic
events require completion of the parent permission form for the
cards are sent home at the end of each nine week grading period.
Mid-quarter progress reports are sent home after five weeks of a
grading period. Letter grades are assigned for most coursework.
These grades are explained as follows:
A - Excellent; B - Above Average; C - Average; D - Below Average; F
- Failure; and I - Incomplete.
If a student receives an incomplete on his report card, he must make
up the work within two (2) weeks from the end of the grading period
or receive a grade of F. Pass/no pass (P, NP) grading is used for
work experience and study hall. Any grade changes must be made
weeks after grades are issued. To be eligible to earn a credit, the
student must receive a minimum grade of “D”.
who fail classes may be referred to Southwestern Oregon Community
College or a summer school program to enroll in credit recovery.
Successful completion of credit recovery will be noted as “P” for
passing on transcripts. The original grade for that course will not
be removed. For the purposes of eligibility, the GPA will be
calculated without the original “F” grade.
a student out of the classroom must carry a hall pass signifying
permission to be out of class, signed by the staff member with the
time and destination.
use is reserved for quiet study, reading and conducting research.
Students who disrupt the library atmosphere may be asked to leave the
library. Expectations of student conduct are the same in the library
as in classrooms. The librarian has authority to write behavioral
referrals and remove students from the library for violating the
student code of conduct.
scheduled class time, students entering or leaving the library are
required to check in and out with the librarian unless accompanied by
a teacher. Students using the library should keep talking to a
minimum to avoid disturbing others who are studying. Food and drinks
are prohibited in the library.
technology is permitted at the discretion of the librarian. Regular
library books may be checked out for four (4) weeks at a time. Some
reference books may be checked out overnight. Fines on all materials
are ten cents per day, up to $2.00 per item.
and Unloading School Buses
buses have priority when loading or unloading in the parking lot.
Other vehicles are to wait until the buses have gone from the parking
lot when school is dismissed at the end of the school day. Students
waiting for school buses are to avoid crowding, pushing or shoving
each other. Students are to stay behind the bus loading line in the
school parking lot.
are considered school property. Lockers are furnished to students
for the purpose of storing books, clothing and school related
materials. Lockers may be searched by school administration at any
are to keep the locker assigned to them at the beginning of the
bringing anything of value to school.
are to keep lockers clean, closed and locked at all times.
stored in the locker should be limited to daily use such as sack
lunch or game snacks.
school reserves the right to inspect any locker at any time.
school assumes no responsibility for any loss, theft, or damage to
any personal property left in lockers. Students should not give
locker combinations to other students.
non-clothing articles found in the school or on district grounds
should be turned in to the school office. Clothing articles may be
found in the Black Box in the sophomore hall. Unclaimed articles will
be disposed of at the end of each semester. Loss or suspected theft
of personal or district property should be reported to the school
who need to take prescription medication during the school day must
store the medication in the office. A written request form signed by
the student’s legal guardian must always accompany the medication.
For prescriptions, the request must include the physician's written
instructions, name of medication, dosage, time interval, and method
of administration. The medication must be in its original container
and the container label must clearly show the student's name,
physician's name, and instructions. Over the counter pain relievers
(non-aspirin) will be administered by office staff with
parent/guardian permission indicated on the student’s
music may be played in the classroom at the discretion of the teacher
as long as it does not interfere with the learning process. Music
selection is at the teacher’s discretion. Music with profanity,
graphic vulgarity, or lyrics that promote or glorify illegal or
inappropriate behavior or lifestyles is prohibited.
Communication Devices/Cell Phones
device (cell phone, iPods, headphones, etc.) use during class time is
a serious disruption to the learning environment. These devices have
been used to photograph and share tests and exams, harass classmates
and invade the privacy of others in restrooms and locker rooms.
Electronic devices (including headphones/ear buds) may be used on
During class time within school hours, electronic devices use is
Exceptions may be made by a staff member if the student is permitted
to use an electronic device in conjunction with class instruction
(calculator, accessing the internet, etc.). Electronic device use
includes, but is not limited to answering calls, making calls,
reading text messages, sending text messages, and checking messages,
listening to music, etc. Cell
phones must be turned off during class time.
may be ridden to school but must remain in a locker or at the school
office during class time. Students are prohibited from riding
skateboards in the building or on walkways. Skateboarders must
follow the same guidelines as vehicle operators while on district
should not expect to use the office phone on a regular basis. It is
for emergency use or very special circumstances only. Ask for
permission to use the student phone in front of the office. Make sure
students know what they are to do after school if there is anything
out of the normal routine. Telephones are also available in each
classroom and may be used in emergencies with teacher permission.
following guidelines were developed to promote safety while students
are operating vehicles on school grounds.
drivers are required to have a signed permission/registration form
on file at the school office prior to driving on school grounds.
vehicles driven to school by students must be registered at the
to leave the school grounds in a vehicle must be requested in
writing by a parent or legal guardian. Parent permission forms are
available at the office.
vehicles are driven to school, they are to be parked, vacated and
then left alone for the remainder of the school day.
may not operate or ride in motorized vehicles during the lunch
period without special written permission from the custodial
parent/legal guardian and the administration. The parent/legal
guardian may indicate permission on the vehicle registration form.
Any passenger must have written permission from custodial
parent/legal guardian for each occurance.
are not to transport themselves or other students to off-campus
locations as a participant in a school event.
is a 5 M.P.H. speed limit on the school grounds; vehicles are to be
driven slowly with caution.
driven to school are to be parked in the parking spaces provided.
Parking spaces on the north driveway and west of the main building
are reserved for school personnel.
through the parking lot is one-way from north to south.
in a vehicle during class time is prohibited.
have the right-of-way at all times.
buses have priority when loading or unloading in the parking lot;
vehicles are to wait until the buses have gone from the parking lot
when school is dismissed at the end of the school day.
school is not responsible for damage to vehicles while on school
property. Vehicles may be searched by the administration should there
be reasonable cause to believe that drugs, alcohol or dangerous
weapons are in the vehicle. If the above guidelines are not followed,
parking privileges on district property may be revoked.
Board authorizes the use of video cameras on district property to
ensure the health, welfare and safety of all staff, students and
visitors to district property, and to safeguard district facilities
and equipment. Video cameras may be used in locations as deemed
appropriate by the superintendent.
not currently enrolled are not permitted on school grounds during
school hours. Unauthorized visitors will be considered as loiterers
and will be asked to leave the school grounds. Noncompliance with
such a request may result in law enforcement being called and the
person(s) may be charged with criminal trespass. Visitor passes
issued at the discretion of the principal may be at the front office.
instructional program is based on the Essential Learning Skills and
Common Curriculum goals established by the State and the Program
Goals that have been developed by the School District. Planned
Course Statements have been developed for each course. The
instruction in each course is based on the goals that have been
progress in learning is measured against the Course Goals. Student
progress is reported to parents on the student report cards. The
student's grade is a composite in measuring their progress in meeting
instructional and curricular goals established for the course.
curriculum guides, including the Planned Course Statements, are
available for inspection in the office of the Principal or the
library at the high school. Parents are welcome to visit with
teachers to discuss how their student’s grade is derived and how
students are meeting the goals set for the course.
cheating, and falsification of data are dishonest practices which
defeat academic values of respect for knowledge, scholarship and
scholars. These practices devalue the quality of learning, both for
the individual and for others enrolled in the course. Our school
imposes strict penalties on students who violate the plagiarism
policy. Whenever the thoughts, words, drawings, designs, statistical
data, computer programs or other creative work of others are used,
either by direct quotation, by paraphrasing or by the use of
another’s ideas, the author and the source must be clearly
identified through the use of proper referencing.
activities and projects that take place on school grounds must be
authorized by the teacher and/or principal.
counselors work with all students, school staff, families and members
of the community as an integral part of the education program.
School counseling programs promote school success through focus on
academic achievement, prevention and intervention activities,
advocacy and social/emotional career development. The school has a
comprehensive guidance and counseling program. The counselor is
specially trained to assist students in the areas of academic
development, career development and personal social development.
is defined as acquiring skills, attitudes and knowledge which
contribute to effective learning in school across the life span;
employing strategies to achieve success in school; understanding the
relationship of academics to the world of work and to life at home in
is defined as making a successful transition from school to the world
of work, and from job to job across the life span. Career
development includes strategies to achieve future career success and
job satisfaction as well as fostering an understanding of the
relationship between personal qualities, education and training and
the world of work.
is defined as providing the foundation for personal and social
growth, as student progress through school and into adulthood.
Personal/social development included the acquisition of skills,
attitudes and knowledge which help students understand and respect
self and others, acquire effective interpersonal skills, understand
safety and survival skills, and develop into contributing members of
Language Learner Programs
programs serve students who have a language barrier that inhibits
their ability to be successful in public schools in Oregon. Contact
the principal for more information.
school offers services for students who have been identified as
having a disability that affects their ability to learn. To learn
more about the specifics of this program, contact the principal.
services are offered to students who have a mental, emotional or
physical barrier that limits their ability to be successful in
school. To see if a student qualifies for these services, contact
and Gifted (TAG)
identified as eligible for TAG services will meet with the TAG
Coordinator to develop an Individualized “TAG” Plan.
for courses occurs during the spring semester. Seniors are given
priority to ensure their graduation requirements are fulfilled in
time for graduation. Students are scheduled into required courses
first then scheduled into elective courses. All efforts are made to
give students their first choice of classes, however, availability of
seats in each classroom is limited. For more information about
scheduling courses please contact the counselor.
may petition the administration to challenge a course by exam.
Guidelines for this process include:
written petition submitted to the administration
are given only one time.
is required to pass.
courses will be graded on a pass/fail basis.
entire year-long course must be challenged at one time.
freshmen who have already passed the reading assessment may opt to
bypass English I and enroll directly in English II. Students would
still be required to obtain four years of English credit as follows:
English II, English III, English IV and Honors English.
have one week after the start of the semester to change their
schedule. Students shall meet with the counselor to discuss any
schedule changes and obtain the appropriate form. After two weeks, a
withdrawal will result in the student receiving a grade of “W” in
the class for the semester. The grade will appear on the student’s
transcript. Exceptions may be made in rare cases with extenuating
circumstances. This decision will be made by the teacher, counselor,
parent and principal.
freshmen, sophomore and junior class students must be enrolled in
seven classes. Seniors in good academic and behavioral standing may
be enrolled in as few as five classes with administrator approval.
Seniors requesting early release or late arrival must have passed all
Smarter Balanced assessments, have a 3.0 cumulative GPA and be
on-track to graduate. Seniors with a shortened day may be released
from attending 1st and/or 7th period(s). Seniors with less than
seven classes will remain in the library or off campus during their
who have failed a course may take credit recovery to make up these
credits. The program is a web-based program through Odyssey.
Students will be assigned a credit recovery course within their seven
period schedule. This is by request only and is
at the discretion of the principal and teacher. Students who do not
keep pace with the class assignments/program may be removed from the
class. Students are not permitted to take an on-line course in lieu
of a course offered by the school unless their schedule does not make
this possible. Students are only permitted to take two on-line
courses at a time.
& TECHNICAL EDUCATION
Work Experience involves community-based business partnerships to
provide students on-the-job training and exposure. Students who take
work experience one period will receive credit for one period of
work. Students may earn a maximum of five (5) credits through work
experience. Grades are on a pass/fail basis and will not be
included in computing the student's grade point average.
Work Experience is only available to juniors and seniors. A
successful interview with the work experience coordinator is required
prior to acceptance into class. Students
are not allowed to have work experience placements with their
will be considered by the principal on a case by case basis.
is an entry level sheet metal, welding, foundry and machining course.
Students will learn the basic uses of sheet and dimension metal, as
well as how to calculate costs for projects and products built using
it. Oxy/acetylene welding, arc welding, and MIG welding will also be
covered. Students will be required to complete welding assignments
in each of the welding areas. Students will learn how to properly
and safely use machines for machining purposes. Engine lathes,
milling machines and finishing tools will be utilized while
completing required projects. Foundry applications will also be
covered in the course. Students will learn the proper terms,
techniques and practices as they complete required projects in the
Seminar (Fall semester)
course is a mandatory class for seniors. The course is designed to
prepare students for post high school choices and for students to
develop a collection of evidence that will meet the new diploma
requirements; specifically meeting the sufficiency requirements for
extended application and career-related learning standards. Course
objectives are to assist students to establish an education plan and
profile; develop career-related skills in personal management,
problem solving, communication, teamwork, employment foundations and
career development; to offer and provide evidence of student’s
career-related learning experiences in the workplace, (job shadows,
internships, work experience, community, and/or school) in real world
entry level woodworking course which covers a critical safety unit
including general shop safety, hand tools, portable power tools, and
major power equipment. Students will complete woodworking exercises
and build required projects after successful completion of the
mandatory Safety Test. Basic techniques and woodworking practices
such as wood identification, wood joints, board footage, abrasives,
adhesives and finishing methods will also be covered in the course.
Most of the courses listed above involve building required projects.
The student must pay for personal projects. Students need to be sure
to inform parents of this.
courses meet credit requirements for career education,
applied/industrial art, and electives.
will explore a variety of genres and texts from several time periods,
learn essential skills to improve reading comprehension, identify
literary devices, analyze texts for deeper meaning, and produce
thoughtful formal and informal writing.
of World Literature
will explore the various ways writers and poets have influenced the
course of world history, learn to create a strong paragraph, write a
structured essay, and support a thesis. Course content will help
students identify literary devices and teach essential skills to
improve reading comprehension. Class structure will consist of:
lecture, notes, in class reading, discussion, independent reading,
and formal informal written responses.
of American Literature
will explore the various ways writers and poets have influenced the
course of American history, develop critical analysis essays,
identify literary devices and utilize reading comprehension
strategies to extract deeper meaning from texts. Students will be
required to produce a MLA formatted research paper and should be
prepared to take notes, read independently, participate in class
lectures and produce quality written work.
of British Literature
will explore the various ways writers and poets have influenced the
course of English history, utilize effective writing techniques to
produce both critical and creative writing, consider the historical
and social values within works, and use literary theory to evaluate
texts for deeper meaning. Class structure will consist of: lecture,
notes, in class reading, discussion, independent reading, formal and
informal written responses.
to juniors and seniors who qualify. This year-long course follows a
demanding curriculum designed to challenge and inspire students
already skilled in English. This is a dual credit course offered
through SWOCC. The course will include English 105 (Drama) and
English 106 (Poetry). Drama includes the reading, analysis and
appreciation of significant works of drama and the elements of
dramatic literature (setting, theme, characterization and language)
that serve as a basis for further student and enjoyment of drama.
Poetry includes the reading, analysis and appreciation of significant
poems, how they are written and how they speak to human concerns. The
instruction presents those elements of poetry, language, form,
metrics, style and voice that serve as a basis for further study and
The letter grade of “A” in English and minimum score on an
assessment in reading & literature, or teacher recommendation.
learn hand building and wheel throwing techniques. Students will
also be looking at art appreciation in correlation to art history and
aesthetic in ceramics. Students will have the opportunity to create
three-dimensional works. There is a $25.00 lab fee.
will learn drawing and painting with attention on two-dimensional
work. Students typically work with several media such as pen-and-ink,
pencil, chalk, watercolor, tempera, oils and acrylics.
is designed to promote students’ technique for playing brass,
woodwind, and percussion instruments and cover a variety of band
literature styles, primarily for concert performances. Outside of
school performances are required.
is intended to develop vocal techniques and the ability to sing parts
in small or large ensembles. Course goals may include the development
of solo singing ability and may emphasize one or several ensemble
literature styles. Outside of school performances are required.
course will introduce students to the French language and culture.
Emphasis will be on listening and speaking skills. Students will
learn vocabulary, writing, reading, and basic conversation.
second year of French extends the skills of the first year through
conversation, role-playing, communicative activities, study of French
grammar, written work, and songs with an emphasis on acquisition of
vocabulary for personal and practical use. French II reinforces the
vocabulary, grammar, and structures presented in French I and develop
more complex structures necessary for basic communication. French II
develops cultural themes and the students’ appreciation for the
French-speaking world, specifically West Africa. The students at
this level may be eligible to go on a spring trip to France in
alternating years with the French Club.
& PHYSICAL EDUCATION
is a required class for all students. Topics covered within this
class may vary widely, but typically include personal health
(nutrition, mental health and stress management, drug/alcohol abuse
prevention, disease prevention, and first aid) and consumer health
issues. Brief studies of environmental health, personal development,
and/or community resources may also be included. An age-appropriate
plan of instruction about infections/diseases including AIDS, HIV and
HBV has been included as an integral part of the district’s health
curriculum. Any parent may request that his/her student be excused
from the portion of the instruction program required by Oregon law by
contacting the principal for additional information and procedures.
Students of parents with questions about the district’s AIDS, HIV
and HBV health education program should contact the principal.
course will introduce students to a variety of health care
professions, basic knowledge of medical terms, body systems and the
law and codes of ethics affecting health care professionals. This is
a college credit course through SWOCC and can be applied to several
degrees of continuing education.
is a required class for all students. This is an introduction to all
sports activities, both individual and team sports, as well as
physical fitness and conditioning. This is a year-long class.
class is designed for those students who wish to enhance their
physical and mental fitness in a competitive situation. Through
class and individual lessons the students will learn advanced
physical training programs and techniques. These programs and
techniques will cover topics ranging from lifting cycles to
plyometrics. Another feature will involve goal setting and sports
psychology topics. Each student will learn through hands on
experiences and through class discussions and readings. This class
meets during zero period before school at 6:50 – 7:32 a.m.
will study linear and exponential equations and functions. Students
will use linear regression and perform data analysis. They will also
learn geometry topics such as simple proofs, congruence and
transformations. An introduction to statistics is also included in
course expands into quadratics, absolute value and other functions.
Students will also explore polynomial equations and factoring and
probability and its applications. Coverage of geometry topics extends
to polygon relationships, proof similarity, trigonometry, circles and
three-dimensional figures. Prerequisite: Algebra IA.
II is a comprehensive review of algebra I. Many of the topics
covered are an extension of topics covered in Algebra I. The
treatment is more rigorous and there are some different topics such
as linear algebra, conic sections, logarithms, trigonometry, complex
numbers, sequence and series.
Algebra I and Geometry/Integrated Math.
analysis covers those topics generally found in college algebra
courses. The students will have the opportunity to strengthen their
ability in working with algebraic functions and equations along with
being introduced to topics such as vectors, trigonometry, and some
aspects of calculus. Pre-requisite: Geometry/Integrated Math and
course is designed to be an introduction to the basic concepts of
differentiation and integration. Pre-requisite: Math Analysis
Math with Algebra
course is a “real life” math oriented class that covers areas
including calculating compound interest, credit/mortgage financing,
investing and purchasing items using credit cards. Other topics
include personal financial budgeting, management (checking and
savings accounts) and paying bills. This is a junior/senior class.
Prerequisite: passed both Algebra and Geometry/Integrated Math.
(not offered in 2016-2017)
is the study of living things. This class starts by looking at the
building blocks that make up organisms: atoms, molecules and cells.
Students will be involved in scientific inquiry; observation, data
collection and analysis. Biological processes such as cell division
and evolution are examined with experiments as well as discussion and
group activities. The student will develop technical writing skills
and use computer spread sheet programs. Prerequisites: None
(not offered in 2016-2017)
is the study of matter and the interactions between matter and
energy. Students will cover chemical principles, learn the language
of chemistry, and perform experiments demonstrating chemical
concepts. The class emphasizes quantitative analysis of data,
experimental techniques, study skills and technical writing skills.
Prerequisite: a B or better in Physical Science and concurrent with
Algebra II, or administrative approval.
(not offered in 2016-2017)
provides an in-depth study of the forces that formed and continue to
affect the earth’s surface. Earthquakes, volcanoes, and erosion
are examples of topics that will be presented.
course focuses on the content, features and possibilities of the
earth’s oceans. There is an exploration of marine organisms,
conditions, ecology, marine mining, farming and exploration.
Science introduces the student to chemistry and physics. The goal of
this course is to develop a student’s knowledge and skills in these
two sciences. Laboratory experiments are a large part of the
curriculum, where students will design and carry out their own
investigations. Critical thinking skills, study skills, data
analysis, and technical writing are integrated throughout the year
into the class. Prerequisite: None
is a study of the physical laws that govern action and events in our
universe. It is both an exact science and an imperfect one. We use
math to describe and talk about these physical laws. This class will
focus on developing an understanding of physical laws and using them
to solve problems. It will also examine physics concepts through
student designed investigations. Prerequisite: a B or better in
Physical Science or administrative approval.
Studies is a required class for freshmen. It covers the history and
geography of the world from political, physical, cultural and
economic standpoints. The course is approached politically by
studying several continents with special emphasis being given to the
major world powers.
History is a required survey course for sophomores covering the
political, diplomatic, social, and economic development of America
from the Age of discovery to the present time. Special attention is
devoted to the United States Constitution, America's rise to world
power, and great people in American history.
and economics is a full year class and a required course for seniors.
It will emphasize the foundation and principles of United States
government, current trends and issues in US federal and state
governments and International and domestic current issues and trends
that involve US government. This course will also provide an
understanding of the concepts and principles involved in managing
one’s personal finances. An overview of the American economy will
be provided. Topics may include savings and investing, credit,
insurance, taxes and social security, spending patterns and budget
planning, contracts, and consumer protection. Pre-requisites: Global
Studies, U.S. History
Events (Spring Semester)
Events is a senior course in which students will research,
investigate and discuss issues relevant to our community, region,
state, nation and world. Students are expected to become familiar
with issues that potentially could have economic, social and
political ramifications. Current events will focus on solutions,
problem-solving and discussions about the impact of events and
decisions that are made at the various levels of government and
is an independent online course designed for those students who have
failed a previous class. It is also offered as an “enrichment”
for those students seeking an advanced class. To receive credit, the
student must receive at least a 70% to earn a pass. Letter grades of
A and B can be earned by proficiency of 90% and 80 % respectfully.
Progress grades throughout the semester will be given either a pass
or no pass depending upon whether they are keeping up a timely pace
with respect to the grading cycle.
in the library is designed to give students an opportunity to become
adept in the use of media, including computers, to broaden their
personal experiences in a work situation, to develop a sense of
responsibility to the school, and to explore vocational interests.
is: Pass/No Pass.
tutors are chosen by teachers based upon their exceptional
performance as a student in class. Students are required to take all
class tests and quizzes, attend class every day, and complete at
least five (5) hours of out-of-class tutoring. Students who meet all
course requirements and expectations will receive a letter grade and
aides provide additional help for teachers in the classroom.
Students assigned to assist are expected to perform duties that
support classroom operations for the respective teacher. Students who
participate in the teacher aide program will be expected to complete
any assignments given them by their teacher/supervisor. Students
will be limited to one class per day as a teacher aide. Grades are
on a pass/fail basis and will not be included in the student’s
grade point average. Only one (1) credit of “T/A” will count
student will support the athletic director and athletics. They
assist in scheduling, greeting teams and other duties assigned by the