Student-Parent Handbook 2017-2018

Gold Beach High School

29516 Ellensburg Avenue

Gold Beach, OR 97444

Phone 541-247-6647 FAX (541) 247-0484


This 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.


                  The mission of the Central Curry School District #1, in partnership with families and community, is to ensure each and every student is prepared to succeed and contribute in a global society by engaging in a challenging, personalized program of educational excellence.


·       Valuing staff, students, parents and partners

·       Access to all programs by all students

·       Providing a positive, supportive and safe learning environment

·       Meeting the unique needs of each and every student

·       Creating an environment for creative learning opportunities, respect and student accountability

·       Education is meaningful and valuable

·       Student-centered learning that is rigorous and relevant

·       Data-based decision making

·       Building relationships with students that foster excellence in education

Central Curry School District #1 educates and employs without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, disability and disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran status as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

If you should need assistance due to a disability accessing any activity, please contact the district compliance officer as designated by the Board of Directors.


Central Curry School District Board of Directors

Barbara Gaston                                                

Luke Martinez                                                   

Brandon McGinnis                                           

Scott McNair, Vice Chair                                  

Andy Wright, Chair                                           


CCSD District Staff

Roy Durfee, Superintendent                            

Kristal Carpenter, Business Manager                

Theresa Beaman, Payroll Clerk                         

Allen Walz, Bus/Maintenance Director            

Lee Kitchin, Food Service Director                   

Gold Beach High School

Tim Wilson, Principal                           Ext.229

Theresa Hendrix, Admin. Assistant      Ext.233

Blair Krohn, Student Services               Ext.221

June Lemke, Counselor                        Ext.234


Licensed Staff

Gretchen Anthony, Mathematics        Ext. 251

Mark Becker, CTE and PE                      Ext. 236

Greg Brown, Math/Resource               Ext. 225

Todd Lensing, Fine Arts                        Ext. 256

Don Martin, Science                             Ext. 266

Corrine McGinnis, Language Arts         Ext. 270

Dana Newdall, Health                          Ext. 228

Karen Nichols, Spanish/Yearbook        Ext. 261

Alaina Pepin, Language Arts                 Ext. 262

Kevin Swift, Social Science and PE        Ext. 269

Christopher White, Music   246-6604  Ext. 380


Classified Staff

Chris Clark, Associate Librarian            Ext. 253

Nita Briggs, Instructional Assistant      Ext. 260

Lisa Johnson, Instructional Assistant   Ext. 260

Neil McCann, Computer Technician    Ext. 224

Rick Wells, Day Custodian                    Ext. 252

Eric Gibbs, Night Custodian                  Ext. 252


Special Program Staff

Val Cowan – TRIO                                 Ext. 232

Michelle Fritch – ASPIRE                       Ext. 232

Teresa Gibbs – YTP                               Ext. 238

Dee Ragsdale – GEAR-UP                     Ext. 232

Club Advisors                                                 Coaches

                                                                        Cheerleaders – Jennifer Piper

National Honor Society – Chris White           Cross Country – Chris Clark

Yearbook – Karen Nichols                              Football – Justin Storns         

ZAP Club – Dana Newdall                               Volleyball – Dana Newdall

Marine Science Club- Don Martin                  Boys Basketball – Jay Trost

Knowledge Bowl – Corrine McGinnis             Girls Basketball – Chris Clark

                                                                        Wrestling – Joe Martin

                                                                        Baseball – Mark Hollinger

                                                                        Softball – Brianna Wallace

                                                                        Track and Field – Dana Newdall


Associated Student Body Officers                 Student Council Advisor

President – Jaidan McLean                             Corrine McGinnis

Vice President – Payton Velasquez

Secretary/Treasurer – Danni Young

Senior Class Officers                                       Athletic Director

President – Bethy Myers                                Kevin Swift

Vice President – Paris Newdall                                  

Secretary/Treasurer – Bella Laurino

Junior Class Officers                                      

President – Myah McDonald                         

Vice President – Josiah Armstrong                            

Secretary/Treasurer –                                     

Sophomore Class Officers                             

President – Isabelle Walker                           

Vice President – Sam Mazur                          

Secretary/Treasurer – Ethan Carpenter

Freshmen Class Officers                                

President – Jaden White                               

Vice President – Nathan Gilbert                   

Secretary/Treasurer – Anna McCann 


School front doors open at 7:00 and close at 4:00. Breakfast is available at 7:30 a.m. During instructional hours, use the main doors near the office to enter and exit the building.


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday                      Thursday (Early Release)

0 Period

6:50 – 7:42

0 Period

6:50 – 7:42

1st Period

8:12 – 9:05

1st Period

8:12 – 9:03

2nd Period

9:09 – 10:01

2nd Period

9:07 – 9:58

3rd Period

10:05 – 10:57

3rd Period

10:02 – 10:53

4th Period

11:01 – 11:53

4th Period

10:57 – 11:48


11:53 – 12:23


11:48 – 12:18

5th Period

12:28 – 1:20

5th Period

12:22 – 1:06

6th Period

1:24 – 2:16

6th Period

1:10 – 1:54

7th Period

2:20 – 3:12

7th Period

1:58 – 2:42




2:42– 3:12



Staff Development

3:15 – 4:00


AM Assembly Schedule                                       PM Assembly Schedule

0 Period

6:50 – 7:42

0 Period

6:50 – 7:42

1st Period

8:12 – 8:59

1st Period

8:12 – 8:59


9:03 – 9:38

2nd Period

9:03 – 9:50

2nd Period

9:42 – 10:29

3rd Period

9:54 – 10:41

3rd Period

10:33 – 11:20

4th Period

10:45 – 11:32

4th Period

11:24 – 12:11


11:32 – 12:02


12:11 – 12:41

5th Period

12:06 – 12:53

5th Period

12:45 – 1:32

6th Period

12:57 – 1:43

6th Period

1:36 – 2:23

7th Period

1:47 – 2:31

7th Period

2:27 – 3:12


2:35 – 3:12

Early Dismissal for Professional Development and Grading Days

0 Period

6:50 – 7:42

1st Period

8:12 – 8:38

2nd Period

8:42 – 9:08

3rd Period

9:12 – 9:38

4th Period

9:42 – 10:08

5th Period

10:12 – 10:38

6th Period

10:42 – 11:08

7th Period

11:12 – 11:38

Lunch to Go

Buses at 12:00


When 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. 


Generally, residency within the Central Curry School District is an admission requirement. A nonresident student may be admitted with written permission from the superintendent. 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.

Denial of Admission

 The 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. 

Foreign Exchange Students

The 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 regulations. A high school diploma may be awarded at commencement to exchange students who successfully meet the necessary academic requirements. Exchange students are encouraged to participate in all student activities and will be eligible to participate in interscholastic athletics, providing academic requirements and OSAA criteria are met.

Grade Placement

Beginning 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 4.5 credits; Sophomore status: students who have earned at least 4.5 credits; Junior status: students who have earned at least 10 credits; and Senior status: students who have earned at least 17 credits.


            The School Immunization Law (HB 2139) mandates proper immunization for children to attend school. Key points include the following:

·       Immunizations are required for enrollment and continued attendance in public and private schools for grades K-12.

·       Parents will document compliance by completing a simple standardized State of Oregon approved form.

·       Exemptions are allowed for medical and religious objections.

·       All transferring students will have a 30-day grace period to document required immunizations.

·       There is an exclusion clause for children not in compliance.

Communicable Diseases

            Parents of students with a communicable or contagious disease are asked to contact the office so that other students who have been exposed to the disease can be alerted. Students with certain diseases will not be allowed to come to school while the disease is contagious. This restriction is removed by the written statement of a licensed physician that the disease is no longer communicable to another in the school setting.

            These diseases include chicken pox, diphtheria, measles, meningitis, mumps, whooping cough, plague, rubella, scabies, staph infection, strep infection and tuberculosis. For head lice, the restriction may be removed after the parent provides a signed statement that a recognized treatment has been initiated.

Infection Control/HIV, HBV and AIDS

Although 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.  

Withdraw from School

If 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 standing.


A key component of national, state and local efforts to prepare students for the work force of today and the 21st century is regular attendance. Employers say that workers that are at work every day and on time are more successful, productive and maintain steady employment.

At Gold Beach High School, we are committed to prepare students to succeed in their futures. We will continually reinforce the fact that attendance plays a major factor in the success of people in the work force.

Mandatory Attendance

            Oregon Revised Statutes provide that all persons between the ages of 7 and 18 years, who have not completed the 12th grade, are required to attend regularly and full-time in the appropriate school within the attendance area in which they reside, except as exempted by Oregon law. Applications for exemptions should be made at the school where the student is enrolled.

            Any parent/guardian who fails to send a student to school within three days of notification by the district that their student is not complying with compulsory attendance requirements may be issued a citation by the district for the student’s failure to attend school. Violation is a Class C violation of law and is punishable by a court imposed fine up to $150, as provided by ORS 339.925.

            Exemptions from compulsory school attendance are as follows:

·       Children are attending private or parochial school.

·       Children proving to the district school board they have acquired equivalent knowledge as students taught in grades 1 through 12.

·       Children taught by a private teacher.

·       Children being educated in the home.

·       Children excluded from attendance as provided by law.

Excused Absences

            When returning to school after an absence, a student must bring a note signed by the parent/guardian that describes the reason for the absence OR a parent/guardian may phone the office OR the office may phone the parent to verify the absence. In estimating regular attendance for purposes of the compulsory attendance provisions, the principal shall consider all unexcused one-half day absences in any four-week period during which the school is in session as irregular attendance.

            Absence from school may be excused by the principal under the following circumstances:

·       Illness of the student;

·       Illness of an immediate family member when the student’s presence at home is necessary;

·       Emergency situations that require the student’s absence;

·       Medical or dental appointment (confirmation of appointment is required with note from physician);

·       Other reasons deemed appropriate by the principal when satisfactory arrangements have been made in advance of the absence.

Excusing an Absence

Students 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 illness.

If 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.

School Messenger and Family Link

School personnel and/or School Messenger, an automated phone system, will attempt to contact parents of absent students who have not called the office by 9:30 a.m. An additional call will be made in the early evening to inform parents of any absences during the day.

Family Link offers student information in the moment. Up to date grades, missing assignments and attendance are available to parents by going online for monitoring.

Pre-arranged Absence

When 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.

Extended Illness

            If it appears that a student’s illness/recovery period will exceed three weeks, arrangements should be made through the counselor for a tutor to be assigned. A physician’s request and verification of need must accompany all requests for tutoring. Otherwise, students and/or parents must assume responsibility to contact teachers about make-up work for any absence.

Absence Due to School Activity

Students 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.

Attendance Requirement for Activity Participation

Students must be present in all scheduled classes during the school day to participate in that day’s co- and extra-curricular activity, including practices. Exceptions are excused absences such as medical or legal appointments.

 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. 

Make-up Work

Whether 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.

Procedures for arriving late or leaving school during school hours

If a student arrives at school late, the student must report to the office and sigh in before proceeding to his or her classroom.

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. 

If 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 prior to the dismissal.  


The 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.


Truancy occurs when a student is absent without permission of the school. An absence will be recorded as a truancy if the absence is not cleared by a note or call from the parent/guardian by the end of the second day after the student’s return. Students receive no credit for class work or tests missed while they are truant. Students receive a “0” grade for homework due on a day they are truant. Students are subject to disciplinary action including detention, suspension, expulsion, inability to participate in extra-curricular activities and/or loss of driving privileges.

Suspension of Driving Privileges  

Students 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.

A 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. 

Excessive Absences

Should a student’s absence rate exceed 10% in any one semester (eight absences), 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 (16 absences), credit will be denied.  

Release time for religious instruction

Students 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.

Late start or early dismissal in event of inclement weather

In 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.

Release from School

Students 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 DHS or law enforcement agency. It is a parent’s responsibility to keep emergency telephone numbers and contact information updated with the school office.

Open Campus at Lunch

Students may go off campus during the lunch period only. 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.



Associated Student Body Card

A $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 purchase an ASB card.

Athletic Participation

 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.

·       Each participant in every sport will be assessed a participation fee.

·       There is no “family plan.”

·       There 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 game, 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 in athletics.

·       Current athletic fees must be resolved before beginning next season of sport.

Supplies and Materials

The 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 require prior parent approval for acknowledge of extra fees to be paid at the office.


A late fee of ten cents (10¢) per day, up to $2.00 may be charged for overdue books.

Food Services

The 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. 


Student Breakfast           $ 1.70     Reduced  free   Ala Carte $1.60       Milk       $ .50

Student Lunch                 $ 2.45     Reduced  free   Salad     $2.20        Juice       $ .50

Adult Breakfast               $ 1.95                                                  Bottled Water        $ .50

Adult Lunch                       $ 3.70                                

Please note if your student becomes eligible for free or reduced lunches this status does not include milk to be served additionally or ala carte. Additional servings will be charged at the regular price of $2.45 for lunch and $1.70 for breakfast.  All seconds, including milk and bottled water, will be offered on a cash basis only.

Meals 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 or parents of students may prepay meal costs.

Meals/Food on Campus

Meals 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 with staff permission.

Student Health Insurance

The District does not 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.


A 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 superintendent.

For 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: 

1. Obey the driver at all times;

2. Not throw objects;

3. Not have in their possession any weapon;

4. Not fight, wrestle, or scuffle;

5. Not stand up and/or move from seats while the bus is in motion;

6. Not extend hands, head, feet, or objects from windows or doors;

7. Not possess matches or other incendiaries and concussion devices;

8. Use emergency exits only as directed by the bus driver;

9. Not damage school property or the personal property of others;

10. Not threaten or physically harm the driver or other riders;

11. Not do any disruptive activity which might cause the driver to stop the bus in order to reestablish order;

12. Not make disrespectful or obscene statements;

13. Not possess and/or use tobacco, alcohol, or illegal drugs;

14. Not eat or chew gum (unless permission is granted by staff);

15. Not carry glass containers or other glass objects;

16. 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;

17. Accept assigned seats;

18. Stay away from the bus when it is moving;

19. Be at the bus stop five minutes before the scheduled pick up time;

20. Answer to coaches, teachers and chaperones who are responsible for maintaining order on trips.

The 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.

·       First Citation – Warning: The driver verbally restates behavior expectations and issues a warning citation.

·       Second 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.

·       Third Citation: The student is suspended from the bus up to ten school days suspension. Further violations of bus regulations will be considered a severe violation.

·       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.

·       In all instances, the appeal process may be used if the student and/or parent desires. 

Suspension 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.



Announcements 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.


Assemblies 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. 

Back Packs

            Due to safety and health concerns, back packs, including book bags, are to be placed in assigned lockers during the school day including lunch period.


Bicycles 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

Colvin Court Rules

Black soled or street shoes are prohibited on the gym floor except for spectator accessing the bleachers. Students are not to be in the gym unless supervised by a staff member.

Computer and School Network Use

Computers are provided for student use for educational purposes only. There is high use for word processing, Internet access and email. Each student and parent/guardian is required to sign an Internet and Email Use Policy form that explains the ethics and responsibilities in using school technology. By signing the agreement, parties acknowledge that they understand that the using of the school’s computer network or Internet to access pornographic or other inappropriate materials is prohibited. They acknowledge that they understand that all students are only to use the District’s authorized email software package. All other commercial software, including Hotmail, Juno and Excite Mail is not to be used on computer systems. Finally, parents and students acknowledge that they understand using school computers to threaten or harass others or sending messages containing profanity or obscenity is not allowed.

 Policies are established to address student misuse of the computer system. There are basically three categories of offense:

1.    Using the Internet to visit a pornographic or inappropriate Internet site.

2.    Using the Internet to access an email program other than the email issued by the District.

3.    Using email to threaten or harass another person or send email containing profanity or obscene messages to another person.

The loss of privilege guidelines are as follows:

1st offense is 6-month loss of privilege; 2nd offense is 12-month loss of privilege; 3rd offense is permanent loss of privilege.

Loss of privilege may carry over into the next school year. There may be further disciplinary action depending on the nature of the offense.

District 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 office.


Crosswalks 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.


All 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:

  • Students must be in school for the full day prior to the dance unless the student has a pre-arranged medical or court appointments.
  • Students attending the dance must be currently enrolled high school students or guests who are 20 years old.
  • All guests must be registered with the office before 3:00 p.m. two (2) days prior to the dance.     
  • The student council is responsible for scheduling and approving all dates for dances.
  • Appropriate dress will be announced in advance so students and guests will know to dress as formal, semi-formal, or casual attire.
  • Clothing is not to be removed during dances.
  • Administration reserves the right to remove anyone from dances that is deemed dressing or behaving inappropriately.

Dress Code

Student dress should contribute to a safe and healthy environment, prepare students for successful entry into the world of work and not be disruptive to school operations or the classroom educational process.

To 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 are some specific guidelines students are to observe:

1.     Clothing which is revealing, demeans the value of the wearer or disrupts the educational atmosphere should not be worn.

2.     Tank tops must have straps wide enough to cover the bra straps. No spaghetti straps or strapless apparel is to be worn. No cleavage is to be visible.

3.     Net football jerseys or muscle shirts are not to be worn unless acceptable shirt is worn underneath.

4.     Underwear should not be showing and midriffs will be covered throughout normal body movement.

5.     Clothing with obscenity, sex, or drug/alcohol/tobacco messages and brands is not to be worn.

6.     Clothing containing messages which are offensive to others’ gender, ethnicity or other personal qualities is not to be worn.

7.     Footwear will be worn at all times. (Oregon state law).

8.     Clothing is not allowed that is associated with gangs or gang-related activity (insignias, bandanas, saggy pants below hips, long chains, spike jewelry).

9.     Dresses, skirts and shorts must be no shorter than 6” from the top of the kneecap throughout normal body movement.

10.  Spandex, running tights, etc. should only be worn during PE and must conform to the length requirements of the dress code. Spandex-type shorts and leggings must be layered under appropriate garments for wear during the school day. Athletic uniforms are the only exception to this rule.

11.  Pajamas or sleepwear are not to be worn to school unless there is a school activity that allows it.

12.  Hats are permitted in the halls but are at the discretion of the teacher in the classroom. Sweatshirt hoods are off in the building at all times.

13.  Sunglasses may be worn outside of the building.

Students referred to the office for dress code violations will be asked to change into appropriate clothing before returning to class. If they have none here, the school will provide appropriate clothing to be worn throughout the remainder of the day and then returned to the office. Any student refusing to change will have parents contacted, either to deliver appropriate clothing or that their student home to change into appropriate clothing.

Emergency Drills

Fire, 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.

  • All students are expected to participate in emergency drills.
  • During a drill, students shall listen for and follow staff instructions.
  • If evacuation of the building is required, students shall exit the building in a quiet, orderly manner as quickly as possible.

Family Link

The school provides additional information to parents/students via Family Link.  Some of this information includes, student’s grades, missing assignments, progress on class work and attendance.  

Field Trips

Field 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 specific trip.


Report cards are sent home at the end of each nine week grading period. Mid-quarter progress reports are sent home in the fifth week 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 student aide positions.   Any grade changes must be made within two weeks after grades are issued. To be eligible to earn a credit, the student must receive a minimum grade of “D”.

The grading scale for all classes and grade points are listed below. An additional grade point is awarded for dual-enrollment and AP classes.


Grade Percentage

Grade Points








































Students 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. 

Hall Pass

Anytime 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.

Library Use

Library 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.

During 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.

Electronic 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.

Loading and Unloading School Buses

School 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.


            Lockers and other district storage areas provided for student use remain under the jurisdiction of the District even when assigned to a student. The District reserves the right to inspect all lockers. A student has full responsibility for the security of the locker and is responsible for making certain it is locked and that the combination is not available to others.

            Lockers may be routinely inspected without prior notice to ensure no item which is prohibited on district premises is present, to ensure maintenance of proper sanitation, mechanical condition, safety and to reclaim district property including instructional materials. Students should not change lockers without the permission of the office.

            Each student is assigned his/her own locker. Each student is accountable for the contents of his/her locker. Do not allow other student to put things in your locker. Students are not to share lockers.

            Lockers should be kept neat and clean at all times and are not to be slammed, kicked or otherwise abused. No stickers are allowed on the outside of the lockers. Students may decorate the interior of the locker but are required to remove all decorations at the end of the school year. Students should not leave valuables in their lockers. The school will not reimburse students for missing or stolen items. Carry valuables on your person. Students are allowed to check valuables in at the office on a temporary basis.

Lost and Found

Any 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 office.

Medications at School

Students 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 emergency/health form. 

Music on Campus

Ambient 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 on campus.

Personal Communication Devices/Cell Phones

Electronic 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 campus before school begins, during lunch time and after school hours.  During class time within school hours, electronic devices use is strictly prohibited.  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.


Skateboards 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 property. 

Telephone Use

Students 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. 

Vehicle on Campus

In order to insure the safety of students and their vehicles, the following regulations have been developed. All students will register their vehicles with the school prior to the beginning of the second week of school. The registration of vehicles will be strictly enforced. Those vehicles found not to be registered will result in the drive being banned from operating any vehicle on school grounds for three weeks.

School and Oregon state traffic laws must be followed when operating vehicles on school premises. School rules governing the operation of student vehicles are as follows:

1.     All students operating a vehicle must possess a valid driver’s license.

2.     The operational speed limit for vehicles on school grounds as 10 MPH.

3.     All student vehicles will be parked in the designated area in front of the school, not in staff or visitor parking.

4.     Excessive speed or the demonstration of unsafe operation of a motorized vehicle will result in the student being banned from operating any vehicle on school grounds for three weeks.

5.     Students shall not be in their vehicles at any time during school hours except to arrive and leave.

6.     No student vehicle will be permitted to leave the school grounds during the hours school is in session without permission of the school administration.

7.     The school administration may search student vehicles on school property if controlled substances, weapons or stolen property are suspected to be in the vehicle.

8.     Pedestrians have the right-of-way at all times.

9.  School 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.

The district assumes no responsibility or liability for loss or damage to vehicles. It should be understood by parents and students that there is no school insurance to cover accident or injury to students riding in private vehicles. Bringing a vehicle to school is a privilege, not a right. Students are expected to abide by these rules for the safety of themselves and others.

Video Surveillance

The 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.


Students not currently enrolled are not permitted on school grounds during school hours, including lunch time.  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.

All school visitors must check in with the office. Visitors must obey all school rules and regulations as stated in this handbook. Parents are welcome and encouraged to visit the school at any time.

Students may request a student visitor at least two days prior to the visit. Prior permission from all teachers is required before final approval by the principal. Student guests will not be allowed during the first and last week of school or the last week of a grading period.


To graduate from Gold Beach High School students must meet the following criteria:

  • Attendance in high school for eight full semesters, unless meeting early graduation requirements.
  • Enrollment in school throughout the regular school day.
  • Satisfactory completion of the following courses and credits. A "credit" equals successful completion of a two-semester course meeting one period a school day.

Effective in the 2017-2018 school year, there will be two diplomas offered by the school district. Both diplomas meet the standards set by the State of Oregon and the Central Curry School District #1.

Standard Diploma

Subject Area                                     Credits

English/Language Arts

4 (shall include the equivalent of one credit in written composition)


3 (shall include one credit at algebra 1 level and two credits that are at a high level)



Social Studies

3 (including history, civics, geography and economics to include personal finance)

Art or Foreign Language or Career/Technical

3 (credits shall be earned in any one or a combination)



Physical Education


Senior Project


Required Competencies







Advanced Diploma

Subject Area                                   Credits

English/Language Arts


Mathematics- Algebra I or higher




Social Studies


Art or Career/Technical


Foreign Language


One Additional Mathematics OR Science OR Foreign Language




Physical Education


Senior Project


Required Competencies






Essential Skills Requirement

Students 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.  

Career Related Learning Standards (Senior Project)

In addition to the credit requirements listed above, students must meet the following state and district requirements:

  • Each student shall develop an education plan and build an education profile;
  • Each student shall build a collection of evidence, or include evidence in existing collections(s), to demonstrate extended application;
  • Each student shall demonstrate career-related knowledge and skills in the following areas: personal management, problem solving, communication, teamwork, employment foundations, and career development; and
  • Each student shall participate in career-related learning experiences outlined in the education plan. 

Modified Diplomas

A modified diploma will be awarded only to students who have demonstrated the inability to meet the full set of academic standards for a regular high school diploma even with reasonable modifications and accommodation. A student’s school team shall decide that a student should work toward a modified diploma no later than two years before the student’s anticipated exit from high school.

A modified diploma may only be awarded to a student who meets the eligibility criteria listed below:

·       Has a documented history of an inability to maintain grade level achievement due to significant learning and instructional barriers; or

·       Has a documented history of a medical condition that creates a barrier to achievement.

Commencement Ceremony – June 1, 2018

Graduation 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. Diplomas will be withheld for students who owe outstanding school fees. 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.

Valedictorian and Salutatorian Selection

The 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.


Instructional Program

The 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 established.

Student 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.

District 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.

Academic Integrity

Plagiarism, 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 & Projects

All activities and projects that take place on school grounds must be authorized by the teacher and/or principal.


School 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.

Academic 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 the community.

Career development 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.

Personal social development 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 our society.


English Language Learner Programs

These 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.

Special Education Services

The 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.

Section 504 Services

These 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 the counselor. 

Talented and Gifted (TAG)

Students identified as eligible for TAG services will meet with the TAG Coordinator to develop an Individualized “TAG” Plan.


Forecasting 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.

Challenging Courses

Students may petition the administration to challenge a course by exam. Guidelines for this process include:

  • A written petition submitted to the administration
  • Tests are given only one time.
  • 80% is required to pass.
  • All courses will be graded on a pass/fail basis.
  • The entire year-long course must be challenged at one time.
  • Incoming freshmen who have scored on level 4 of the 8th grade 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.

Class Changes

Students 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.

Course Load

All 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 excused for one period.   Seniors with less than seven classes will remain in the library or off campus during their off period(s).

Credit Recovery

Students who have failed a course may take credit recovery to make up these credits.  The program is a web-based program through Edgenuity.  Students will be assigned a credit recovery course within their seven period schedule.  This is by request only and is limited 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.



Health Care Careers

This 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 dual-credit college course through SWOCC and can be applied to several degrees of continuing education.

            2017-2018 offerings include Body Systems/Functions and Medical Law and Ethics.

            2018-2019 offerings include Medical Terminology and Intro to Health Careers


Manufacturing 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 foundry. 

Wood Technology

An 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.

Note: Most of the courses listed above involve building required projects.  The student must pay for personal projects.  Parent approval prior to the beginning of a fee-based project is required.  

Work Experience

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. 

Prerequisite:  Work Experience is only available to juniors and seniors. Sophomores may apply for special consideration. 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 parents. Exceptions will be considered by the principal on a case by case basis.


English I Introduction to Literature

Students 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. 

English II Survey of World Literature

Students 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. 

English III Survey of American Literature

Students 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. 

English IV Survey of British Literature 

Students 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. 

Honors English

Open 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 104 (Fiction) and Writing 121 (Writing Composition) in 2017-2018 and English 105 (Drama) and English 106 (Poetry) in 2018-2019.

Fiction is reading, analysis and appreciation of significant works of fiction, especially short stories, with emphasis on the fiction writer's craft. The course presents methods of in-depth critical reading that serve as a basis for further study and enjoyment of literature. English Composition is a course which presents the fundamentals and development of expository prose through frequent writing exercises. It is designed to help students learn the use of unity, clarity, coherence, and detail in the development of written ideas. Prerequisite: The letter grade of “A” in English and minimum score on an assessment in reading & literature, or teacher recommendation.



Students 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. A lab fee may be assessed for special projects with prior parent permission.


Students 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.  


Band 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.


Choir 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.

Yearbook Production

Students in this class produce the yearbook.  To succeed, students must be able to communicate well-both in writing and orally, work independently, meet deadlines, and cooperate with other staff members.  Actual jobs involved with creating a yearbook include selling advertising, creating advertisements, conducting interviews, writing copy, taking pictures, designing layouts, and running PageMaker. The course will include instruction in photography to introduce students to the materials, processes and artistic techniques of taking photographs. Students will learn about the operation of a camera, composition, lighting techniques, depth of field, camera angles and film development. The course may also cover major photographers, art movements and styles.


Spanish I

            Designed to introduce students to Spanish language and culture, Spanish I  prepare students to communicate authentically in Spanish by interpreting (reading, listening, viewing), exchanging (speaking and listening; reading and writing), and presenting (speaking, writing) information on a variety of topics. They introduce the relationships among the products, practices, and perspectives of Spanish-speaking cultures.


Health Education

This 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.

Physical Education

This is a required class for all students for graduation.  This is an introduction to all sports activities, both individual and team sports, as well as physical fitness and conditioning.  

Weight Training

Weight training helps students develop knowledge and skills with free weights and universal stations while emphasizing safety and proper body positioning. Other components include anatomy and conditioning. This class is for elective credit and not for physical education credit.


Integrated Math 1

Integrated Mathematics I courses emphasize proficiency in skills involving numbers and operations, algebra, geometry, statistics, and probability. This course is offered as the first course in a 3- or 4-year sequence of college-preparatory mathematics courses that replace traditional Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 courses.

Integrated Math 2

This 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 1 or Integrated Math 1.

Integrated Math 3

Students will expand their understanding of area and volume with geometric modeling, which students will apply throughout the course as they learn new types of functions.  Students will study polynomial, radical, logarithmic, rational, and trigonometric functions.  They will also learn how visual displays and statistics relate to different types of data and probability distributions. Pre-requisite: Algebra I and Geometry/Integrated Math 2.

Math Analysis

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. This course is a dual enrollment college course through SOCC for Math 111 and Math 112 (College Algebra)

Pre-requisite: Geometry/Integrated Math and Algebra 2.


Calculus courses include the study of derivatives, differentiation, integration, the definite and indefinite integral, and applications of calculus. Typically, students have previously attained knowledge of pre-calculus topics (some combination of trigonometry, elementary functions, analytic geometry, and mathematic analysis). Pre-requisite: Math Analysis

Business Math with Algebra

This 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.



Biology 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. This course is a sophomore requirement.


Chemistry 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: B or better in Physical Science and concurrent with Integrated Math 3, or administrative approval.

Earth Systems

This course addresses the concepts basic to an understanding how parts of a system interact through the study of Earth’s cycles and spheres. Students will learn and develop an understanding of the following: 1) Formation of the solar system and the “Big Bang”, 2) Earth’s internal structures and how plate tectonics shape our planet, 3) How the atmosphere works to control our weather/climate and how it supports life, 4) How and why the water on Earth (hydrosphere) is the basis to life on our planet, and 5) How we as humans affect Earth’s precious systems. Prerequisite: Physical Science. This course is for juniors and seniors.

Physical Science

Physical 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. This is the freshman required science course.

Marine Science (offered in odd-numbered years)

The 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.

Physics (offered in odd-numbered years)

Physics 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: B or better in Physical Science or administrative approval.


Global Studies

Global Studies is a required class for sophomores.  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. Prerequisite: None

U.S. History:

U.S. History is a required survey course for juniors 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. Prerequisite: Global Studies

Civics and Economics

Civics 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


Online Learning

This 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. A variety of courses for credit recovery or enrichment are available. A student may not take an online course in place of a course that is taught at the school. 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.

Library Aide

Working 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. 

Grading is: Pass/No Pass.     

Peer Tutor

Peer 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 credit.

Teacher Aide

Teacher 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 two credits of “TA” will count towards graduation.

Sports Information Director

The student will support the athletic director and athletics.  They assist in scheduling, greeting teams and other duties assigned by the athletic director.  At the end of each semester the student is required to complete an assigned project.  Students who meet all course requirements and expectations will receive a letter grade and credit.

Study Skills Lab

The purpose of this course is to provide individualized prescriptive instruction for students who require aid outside their regular classrooms and to integrate such prescriptions into regular classroom learning activities as soon as feasible.  The course provides a center for educational materials and equipment appropriate to the needs of exceptional students.

College Credit for High School Courses

High School students may earn college credit through Southwestern Oregon Community in the following courses: Math Analysis, Honors English and Health Care Careers.  Students must meet college requirements by earning an “A” or “B” in the courses. Note:  When a student passes the First Semester of a course but fails the second half or drops the second semester, the student will be required to retake the entire year of that course.  The only exception will be if a student can pass (70% or better) a cumulative semester exam for the course.


Many colleges and universities use scholastic aptitude tests, class rank, high school grade point average, extra-curricular activities, personal essay and teacher recommendations as indicators of a student’s readiness to do college-level work. Students should review carefully the entrance requirements for all colleges, universities, community colleges, technical and/or vocational programs they are considering.

Aptitude Tests

The PSAT, SAT, ACT and ASVAB are administered each year. Parents and students will be notified through school mailings as to the date, time and location of these tests.


The SAT, a three-hour test, measures verbal and mathematical reasoning skills students have developed over time and skills they need to be successful academically. The SAT is scored on a scale of 200-800 on the verbal and math assessments. The test is typically taken by juniors and seniors. The test is administered several times a year. Registration is required at least six weeks in advance to avoid late fees. Talk to the counselor to register or sign up online at


The ACT is a national college admission exam that consists of tests in English, math, reading and science. ACT results are accepted by virtually all U.S. colleges and universities. The ACT is administered on five national test dates in October, December, February, April and June. Talk to the counselor to register or sign up online at


All sophomores are required and juniors are encouraged to take the PSAT in October. This test is a good practice for the SAT and gives students good comparison of academic skills with other college-bound students.


It is the philosophy of Central Curry School District #1 that a student’s academic progress is the primary reason for his/her attendance in school.  Student’s representation of the school in school-sponsored activities is a privilege.  Teachers, coaches and advisors will work together to encourage high student academic achievement as well as participation in other school-sponsored activities.  Acceptance of this privilege obligates the individual to a high standard of citizenship.  Co-curricular activities include but are not limited to any school sponsored clubs/activity, athletic programs and membership roles in these activities.  Some of these co-curricular activities include:  Site Council Members, Student Council Officers, Mentors, Mathletes Club, Knowledge Bowl and all athletic teams.


Gold Beach High School is a member of the Sunset Conference (Oregon Schools Activities Association District 2-A.) Other member schools are Bandon, Myrtle Point, Reedsport, Toledo and Waldport.  Athletics offered at Gold Beach High School are football, volleyball, cross country, basketball, wrestling, track and field, baseball and softball. Participation and other specific training rules will be up to the individual coach (i.e., curfew, dress code, missed practices).

Athletic Letters

The criteria for awarding letters shall be determined by the Head Coach/Advisor in coordination with the athletic director and principal.

Gold Beach Fight Song

"Cheer, cheer for old Gold Beach High.

Set forth her name in one mighty cry.

Lift her banners, let them fly, Over the world and all through the sky.

Whether the odds be great or small, Old Gold Beach High will win over all,

While our loyal teams go marching, Onward to victory."

Spectator Conduct

The following forms of disruptive behavior are forbidden and may result in being banned from the premises:

·       Inappropriate or foul language directed at coaches and fans.

·       Excessive berating of officials.

·       Taunting opposing players, coaches and fans.

·       Failure to remain in the bleachers during a contest.

·       Refusal to leave a restricted area upon request by a staff member.

Payment of Fees

Payment of athletic participation fees must be made in one of the following manners:

  • By the participant prior to the first game.
  • 3-month payment plan.  Not meeting the requirements of the payment plan will cause the student to be ineligible for the activity/sport.
  • Arranged work service plan approved by the coach/advisor.  Not meeting the requirements of the payment plan will cause the student to be ineligible for the activity/sport.
  • Payment may be made at the school office.  Checks should be made out to Gold Beach High School.

If a participant discontinues participation from the extra-curricular event prior to the first meet or contest, he/she will receive a full refund.  If a student discontinues participation after the season's first meeting/contest, there will be no refund of participation fee.  Should an injury cause a player to miss the season, but he/she remains part of the team, he/she will not receive a refund.  Appeals of this refund policy follow the same procedure as an academic eligibility appeal.

Local service clubs have a financial assistance fund to help students participate who cannot afford to pay.  Participants must petition and demonstrate financial need.  A committee comprising of club members will have final determination as to the amount of financial assistance provided.

Clubs and Organizations

Student Council

The purpose of the Student Council is:

·       To provide leadership training and participation in practices of democracy through selected and meaningful activities and projects in the school and community.

·       To help maintain, improve and perpetuate the learning atmosphere of the school in ways that encourage all students to develop their potential.

·       To interpret the ASB Constitution in good faith as stated in the Preamble and carry out the duties outlined in the articles and amendments.

The Student Council consists of the ASB president, vice president, secretary-treasurer, business manager, home room representatives, class presidents, the school organization and club representative.  All clubs have their elections after ASB elections in the spring.

 National Honor Society

National Honor Society members are chosen by the Faculty Guidance Committee following criteria set down by the National Committee and the Faculty Committee.

SCHOLARSHIP Students must have a GPA of 3.50 or better.  The guidance committee will evaluate prior coursework and give priority to those of an academic nature.

LEADERSHIP    Students must show evidence of leadership in the school and/or community in at least two different areas.  Awards, election to offices and other evidence of leadership must be indicated on the membership application.

SERVICE          Students must show indications of service to the school and/or community through active membership in organizations or participation in service activities of a specific nature.  At least two areas of service while in high school should be indicated on the questionnaire.

CHARACTER    A student's character must be viewed by a Faculty Committee as excellent within the school and the community.

At the beginning of the school year, all sophomores, juniors, and seniors that have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better, will be invited to apply for membership in the National Honor Society. The Faculty Committee mails a questionnaire to those students who qualify scholastically for information concerning leadership and service.  After the return of these questionnaires, the committee meets for final determination of National Honor Society members.

ZAP Club

Zealous Athletic Panthers are girls who have lettered in at least one varsity sport.  The purpose of the club is to promote girls’ athletics and to recognize outstanding athletic ability.

Honor Roll Eligibility

A student earns Honor Roll status by earning a grade point average of at 3.5 or above on semester grades, be enrolled in at least five classes and have no grades lower than a C.


Eligibility Related to Violations of Student Code of Conduct

Including Drug/Alcohol/Tobacco Use and Criminal Activity

Any student involved or participating in a co-curricular program shall not knowingly possess, use, transmit, or be under the influence of alcohol, tobacco or illegal substances while on school district property, during school hours on or off-campus, or during a school-sponsored activity.  Violations which occur during the school year and throughout all breaks, including summer, shall be subject to consequences in school wide activities.  Violations within an individual athletic season/activity shall be subject to consequences for that individual sport/activity.  Students who serve in a leadership role, whether elected or appointed, will be immediately removed from the position for the remainder of the school year.  This includes but is not limited to Site Council Members, Student Council Officers, Class Officers, Mentors, and Athletic Positions.  Any student in violation of this policy will be ineligible to participate or attend any non-credit school activity under the following procedures.

Any Violations of the Drug/Alcohol/Tobacco Use or a report from any police/court authority regarding any violation (MIP, MIPT, violation, misdemeanor, etc.) that results in a finding of guilt by legal or school authorities shall constitute a violation of the above mentioned items and shall constitute action under this article.  When a student receives one of the above violations and notifies the principal within 72 hours of the violation, he/she will be subject to the following consequences.  In the event the principal is not notified of any of the above violations within 72 hours and the principal becomes aware of such violation the student will be suspended from all school co-curricular activities from the date of such notification for one calendar year.

Any criminal behavior violations will follow the same reporting requirements as a violation of the drug/alcohol/tobacco use. A criminal behavior violation is any which results in a participant’s arrest or formal charges being filed in a court of law. If the administration has adequate and competent evidence that the student participated in the offense for which s/he is charged, a school consequence may be imposed prior to the completion of the criminal proceeding. If the administration does not have such evidence, the school consequence will be imposed upon conviction.

First Offense:  The student is suspended from participating in all co-curricular activities for a nine-week (9) period when school days are in session or to the end of the athletic season.  If the violation occurs at the end of the school year, the suspension will carry over to the following school year.  Prior to returning from any suspension, the student shall meet with a committee to present evidence for reinstatement of eligibility for future co-curricular activities.  The committee will review proposals and make a recommendation to the superintendent on eligibility.

Second Offense:  A second or subsequent offense will result in suspension from participating in all co-curricular activities for the remainder of the school year or an eighteen-week (18) period, whichever is greater, when school days are in session.  If the violation occurs at the end of the school year, the suspension will carry over to the following school year.  Prior to returning from any suspension, the student shall meet with a committee to present evidence for reinstatement of eligibility for future co-curricular activities.  The committee will review proposals and make a recommendation to the superintendent on eligibility.

Third Offense:  A third offense will result in suspension from participating in all co-curricular activities for the remainder of the student’s high school career.

Appeals:  Any student/athlete who is disciplined for breaking the conduct rules may appeal his/her case within three (3) days of the disciplinary action, before a review panel.  Any appeal must be scheduled through the administration.  The administrator will appoint a committee, which shall make a recommendation to uphold, reverse, or amend any decisions made under this policy.  

Academic Eligibility

      To be eligible to participate in organized school activities, students must meet OSAA eligibility requirements. In addition,

·       Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA.

·       Progress monitoring for athletics every two weeks during the school year.

·       At the end of any progress monitoring timeline, a student must maintain a 2.0 GPA.  If the student falls below a 2.0, s/he is placed on academic probation until the following progress monitoring date.

·       If a student remains below 2.0 GPA at the end of the probation period, they are ineligible to participate until the following progress monitoring date.

·       Final spring semester grades will determine eligibility for the following season of participation.

·       Special circumstances, such as prolonged absences due to illness, family emergencies, or other unavoidable issues that may lead to ineligibility will be dealt with on an individual basis by the principal.

For the purposes of eligibility, a failing grade made up through credit recovery will not be calculated in the grade point average (GPA).  In this case, the GPA will be hand calculated by a counselor or principal to determine eligibility. 

Conduct on Activities

The coach or advisor has the responsibility and, therefore, the authority to maintain exemplary conduct of all persons connected with the program. For misconduct, a coach's or advisor’s recommendation for disciplinary action will be given primary consideration.  Students who behave inappropriately on a trip may be required to be picked up by a parent or guardian. The principal handles the standing of a student in school, but disciplinary action regarding the athlete's standing as a member of a team should be worked out by the principal, athletic director, and coach.

Transportation on Activities

All student members of extra-curricular programs who are provided transportation to an activity/event will return home by the same means.   Exceptions:  At the discretion of the coach/advisor, a student may be permitted to ride home by other means provided that the parent makes such arrangements with the coach in writing prior to team departure. Students are not to operate motor vehicles transporting themselves as participants to a school event.  If a student member of the program wishes to stay overnight, be let off other than at the gym, or wants to proceed to a different destination, the parents or guardian must write a note and see the coach and bus driver personally, in advance of the meet.  The note should specify that the parents are accepting full responsibility for their child as soon as the athletic event is over.

Fund Raising

Student organizations, clubs, or classes, athletic teams, outside organizations and/or parent groups may occasionally be permitted to conduct fund-raising drives.  An application for permission must be made to the principal at least ten days before the event. All funds raised or collected by or for school approved student groups will be receipted, deposited and accounted for in accordance with Oregon law and applicable district policy and procedures.  All such funds will be expended for the purpose of supporting the school's extracurricular activities program.


            Gold Beach High School encourages and fosters student conduct which promotes effective citizenship, reasonable standards of behavior, good mental and physical health, harmonious relations between groups and individuals and a positive atmosphere for learning. The Student Code of Conduct is in effect at all school-sponsored happenings to and from school, at school, in the classroom and at on and off campus activities. 

The Gold Beach High School staff and administration will give careful attention to methods and procedures whereby fairness and consistency in discipline shall be assured each student. The objective in disciplining any student is to help the student grown in a more responsible person and to maintain a productive learning environment at school. Various disciplinary measures shall be used by the school to correct behavioral problems. Examples include, but are not limited to reprimands, conferences, detentions, fines and loss of privileges including participation in co-curricular activities and riding the bus. In case of serious infractions or repeated failure to comply with school rules, suspension or expulsion may be used. It is important for students and parents to know that Board Policy JFC states that students may be expelled from school for “persistent failure to comply with rules under the lawful directions of teachers or school officials.” Parental assistant will be requested when persistent violations of school rules occur.


Searches and Questioning

School officials are empowered to conduct reasonable searches of a particular student and school property when there is reasonable cause to believe that the student may be in possession of drugs, weapons, alcohol or other materials in violation of school policy or state law. School property shall remain under that control of school officials and shall be subject to search.

Student lockers and other such property are owned by the school. The school exercised exclusive control over school property and a student should not expect privacy regarding items placed in school property because school property is subject to search at any time by school officials.

Federal law states a student may be searched if there are reasonable grounds for suspecting that the search will turn up evidence that the student has violated either the law or the rules of the school. A particular student’s effects also are subject to being searched by school officials and are subject to the same rule. Effects may include vehicles located on school property.

If school officials conclude that a more intrusive search is needed, they shall call the parents of the student and report their suspicions to the police who shall be responsible for any such search. If a student is searched at school, the parent will always be notified by the principal or designee

Disciplinary Procedures Prescribed by Federal/State Law 


Students shall not bring, possess, conceal or use a weapon on or at district property, activities under the jurisdiction of the District or interscholastic activities administered by a voluntary organization approved by the State Board of Education. For the purpose of this policy, and as defined by state and federal law, weapons include:

1.    Dangerous weapon – any weapon, device, instrument, material or substance, which under the circumstances in which it is used, attempted to be used or threatened to be used is readily capable of causing death or serious physical injury.

2.    Deadly weapon – any instrument, article or substance specifically designed for and presently capable of causing death or serious physical injury.

3.    Firearm – any weapon which will or is designed to or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive. This includes the frame or received of any such weapon or firearm or silencer.

4.    Weapons may also include, but not be limited to, knives, firecrackers, metal knuckles, straight razors, noxious, irritating or poisonous gases, poisons.

Incidents of students possessing weapons will be reported to the student’s parent/guardian and referral to the appropriate law enforcement agency shall be made. Appropriate disciplinary and/or legal action will be taken against students who possess weapons and with students who assist possession in any way. The district may also request suspension of a student’s driving privileges of the right to apply for driving privileges with the Oregon Department of Transportation, as provided by law.  Additionally, in accordance with the Federal Gun-Free School Zone Act, possession or discharge of a firearm in a school zone is prohibited.  A “school zone” is defined by federal law means in or on school grounds or within 1,000 feet of school grounds.

Zero Tolerance Tobacco/Drug/Alcohol Policy

            The district will not tolerate possession, selling, use or influence of tobacco, alcohol and other illegal and harmful drugs or substances on or about the school premises or at any school sponsored activity.

Tobacco and Unlawful Substances

In accordance with Oregon statue, any person under the age of 18 possessing a tobacco product is subject to a fine up to $100.  Any person who distributes, sells or causes to be sold tobacco in any form or a tobacco burning device to a person under 18 years of age is subject to a fine of not less than $100 and up to $500.  An unlawful drug is any drug not prescribed by a licensed medical practitioner.  Unlawful delivery of a controlled substance to a student or minor within 1000 feet of district property is a Class A Felony.  Punishment is a maximum of 20 years imprisonment, $100,000 fine, or both.

Violation of this policy will lead to appropriate disciplinary action up to and including expulsion. A referral to law enforcement may be made.  Parents will be notified of all violations involving their student and subsequent action taken by the school.  Information about cessation support and/or tobacco education programs and how students can access these programs will be provided.  At the discretion of the principal, attendance and completion of such programs, or successful completion of a behavior modification plan, may be allowed as a substitute for or as part of student discipline. 

Violation of this policy by non-students may result in the person’s removal from district property.  The district reserves the right to restrict access to district property by individuals who are repeat offenders.  


It is the intent to allow each teacher, as well as the principal, a certain degree of flexibility in the handling of most misbehavior. There are often circumstances where students must be handled differently; therefore, the possible corrective action taken would depend on the following criteria:

  • the intent of the act;
  • the number of times the violations or similar violations have previously occurred;
  • prior corrective action which would include alternative steps to alleviate the problem; and
  • prior parent involvement.

Behavior Referral

A behavior referral written by a staff member will document inappropriate student behavior and may lead to disciplinary action.  All behavior referrals will be mailed home in an effort to increase parent involvement. Students who demonstrate problem behavior will be subjected to certain disciplinary actions

Office Referral

Staff members may refer students to the principal.  A formal conference is held between the student and one or more school officials.  During this conference, the principal will meet with the student to discuss appropriate behavior and problem solving strategies to avoid further problems which may lead to additional consequences.  

Law Enforcement Referral

Any violation of local, state or federal law may be referred to the local law enforcement agency.  If a law enforcement referral is made, a parent or legal guardian will be contacted.  Any action taken by law enforcement will be in addition to action taken by the school district.

Confiscation of Property

Personal property brought to school that interferes with the learning environment will be confiscated by a school official and taken to the school office.  In most cases, the property will be released to the student at the end of the day.  Any item that poses a more serious concern will be held until a parent is contacted to pick it up.  Illegal items will be turned over to the local law enforcement agency.


A student may be assigned to serve detention outside of class time as a consequence for violating the student code of conduct.  This may include, but is not limited to, after school or lunch detention, or an optional, pre-arranged work assignment around the school (when relevant to the rule violation).  Each assigned detention will be served for a thirty (30) minute period.

Parent Conference

A legal guardian is notified by telephone, personal contact or letter. A conference may be conducted between the student, his/her legal guardian, appropriate school officials and other individuals involved.  The student may be asked to develop a plan for appropriate behavior.  During the conference, the group may develop a written plan or “contract” for appropriate behavior, which the student will be expected to sign and follow.  In cases were student behavior is a consistent problem, alternative education may be recommended.

Short Suspension

The student is excluded from attending regular classes and related activities up to three (3) school days.  Short suspension may be in-school or out-of-school, at the administrator’s discretion. The student is informed that s/he is subject to a short suspension and may discuss his/her side of the situation with the appropriate school official. Parents will be notified of the action taken. In the case of bus violations, a student may be suspended from riding the bus for one to five (1-5) days.

Long Suspension

During a long suspension, the student is excluded from school and all related activities for a period of four to ten (4-10) school days. All long suspensions are out-of-school. The student is informed that he/she is subject to a long suspension and may discuss his/her side of the situation with the appropriate school official. Parents will be notified of action taken. In the case of bus violations, a student may be suspended from riding the bus for six to ten (6- 10) days.


A student may be expelled for severe or repeated violations of the Student Code of Conduct. When this occurs, the student is informed that he/she is immediately suspended from school and that a recommendation for expulsion will be made. An expulsion includes the removal of a student from school, from school activities and all related school functions. The length of time that a student is expelled is determined by the hearings officer and may be up to one calendar year. Students who possess dangerous weapons will be expelled for one calendar year. The student and his/her legal guardian will be notified of the pending expulsion and information about his/her rights under due process will be explained. The student will be advised of district or community alternative. In the case of bus violations, a student may be expelled from riding the bus for the remainder of the year. Further information concerning expulsion can be found in Board Policy JGE.

Note: In the event that a serious violation occurs near the end of the school year, the consequences may be carried over to the next year. Also, the District may deny admission to a resident student who is expelled from another school district. The District will deny admission to a student expelled from another district for violation of the federal Gun-Free Schools Act of 1994.

Suspension Process

Suspension is a temporary withholding of the privilege of attending classes or school and school activities for a specified period, not to exceed ten (10) school days. Suspension may be imposed in serious cases of rules violations, as outlined in policy and these guidelines, or in cases where other means of correction have failed, or when keeping the student in school would have a serious negative impact on the learning environment and others.

The principal or other administrative officials may order suspension. The student is excluded from attending classes and all school activities for the suspension period.  Students are forbidden to be on Central Curry School District property, or present at district sponsored activities at all times during suspension, unless the suspension is “in-house.”

Before being suspended, the student shall be told what specific rules have allegedly been violated, informed as to the evidence of the violation, and allowed to present information in support of his/her position. If the student is placed under suspension, the student shall be informed of the reasons for the action, the period of the suspension, and any other conditions or requirements related to the suspension. Parents shall be notified of the suspension, reasons for the action and given the opportunity to meet with the administration to discuss the decision. The decision to suspend a student lies solely with the principal or acting building administrator. If the matter remains unresolved, the student or legal guardians may appeal the decision to the principal.

The above procedures may be postponed in emergency situations, when the student’s presence endangers persons or property or poses a disruption to the academic process. 

Expulsion Process

The principal may recommend that a student be expelled for violations of the student conduct code as outlined above. The student is suspended pending a hearing and/or action by the district hearings officer. If expelled, the student is excluded from school attendance and from all school activities in the District. The length of the expulsion, in most cases, will be for the remaining days in the current semester, or may extend to the next semester if the expulsion occurs late in the semester. An expulsion shall not extend beyond one calendar year. 


·       ARSON - Use of fire to destroy or attempt to destroy or damage property; intentionally starting a fire

·       BUS MISCONDUCT - Failing to follow bus rules

·       CELL PHONES/PERSONAL COMMUNICATION DEVICES – Any unauthorized use of a cell phone or personal communication device during instructional or passing time and scheduled activities.  Cell phones may only be used before school, during lunch and after school.

·       CHEATING/PLAGIARISM - Copying, illegal use of notes, tests, or other people’s work; breaking the rules in athletic events, activities, or contests

·       DANGEROUS OBJECTS/REPLICAS/DESTRUCTIVE DEVICES/WEAPONS - Possessing any weapon, destructive device, object or replica which could be considered dangerous or disruptive

·       DEFIANCE - Any act of willful disobedience in language or action, or repeated failure to comply with directions of school personnel

·       DISRUPTIVE CONDUCT - Inappropriate acts that interfere with the peaceful conduct of the school environment, including horseplay or rough-housing

·       DRESS CODE - Failure to observe district dress code guidelines

·       EXTORTION - Demanding money, service or something of value from another person in return for protection from violence or threat of violence

·       FIGHTING - Having physical contact with another person with the intent to inflict harm. If a student hits you and you hit back, you are fighting. If you do not hit back, you are the victim of an assault and will not normally be punished.

·       FORGERY/LYING - Falsifying records, altering or giving false, misleading information to school personnel (This includes failing to identify oneself)

·       GAMBLING/WAGERING - Participating in games of chance for the purpose of exchanging money or anything of value

·       HARASSMENT/THREATS – Any act that interferes with a student’s ability to participate in school activities, causes physical harm, purposefully damages student’s property, places a student in reasonable fear of harm to themselves or their property, or creates a hostile educational environment and takes place on or immediately adjacent to school grounds, at any school-sponsored activity, on school provided transportation or at any official school bus stop.  This includes “cyberbullying,” the use of any electronic communication device to harass, intimidate or bully.

Racial - Harassment directed toward an individual or individuals of a specific race or ethnic group

Sexual - Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of sexual nature

Physical - Uninvited, offensive physical contact

Verbal - Abusive words or gestures that could elicit a negative response

·       LOITERING/TRESPASSING - Being present or near any campus without apparent lawful educational purpose

·       MISUSE/ABUSE OF ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS - Unauthorized inappropriate use of electronic communication systems (e.g., computers)

·       NON-COMPLIANCE – Refusal to follow school policy and rules.  Students must follow all reasonable requests by any school employee

·       PHYSICAL ASSAULT – Any physical contact that is violent in nature or causes physical harm 

·       PROFANITY - Using profane or indecent language either verbally, in writing or with gestures

·       PUBLIC DISPLAYS OF AFFECTION – Hand holding and quick hugs are acceptable, however, more extreme displays are unacceptable.

·       SUBSTANCE ABUSE/PARAPHERNALIA - Possessing, using, transmitting, or being under the influence of any controlled substance or look-alike substances purported to be drugs, tobacco (e-cigarettes included) or alcohol. This includes misuse of over-the-counter drugs. Students are not allowed to possess paraphernalia of any type. This would include items that are intended to be used for the smoking, inhaling or injecting of any drug not prescribed for the student, any items that promote the involvement or use of drugs or alcohol or any items, drawings or signs that indicate or promote involvement in drugs, tobacco or alcohol.

·       TARDINESS - Arriving late to school or class

·       THEFT/STEALING - Taking or attempting to take another person’s property or being in possession of stolen property, including school property

·       UNEXCUSED ABSENCE - Any absence which has not been excused by parent or legal guardian and appropriate school official, including leaving school grounds without authorized permission

·       VANDALISM - Causing or attempting to cause damage to property, including textbooks, equipment, buildings, and lockers

·       VEHICLE OPERATIONS - Unauthorized inappropriate use on school property including parking, speeding and unsafe driving

Discipline Matrix

All consequences are general guidelines. Each incident will be considered upon the specific situation.



Action to be Taken

Alcohol – possession or use



Suspension and Law Enforcement




Suspension or Expulsion Law Enforcement;

Cell Phone Unauthorized Use




Brought to office until end of the day

Brought to office and parent picks up





Failing grade for work

Possible failing grade for course

Defiance of Authority/Insubordination



Detention or suspension

Suspension or expulsion

Disruptive Conduct including Profanity or Inappropriate Language



Detention or suspension

Suspension or expulsion

Drugs/Paraphernalia –possession, use or sale



Suspension or Expulsion Law Enforcement;





Suspension or Expulsion Law Enforcement;


Failure to Serve Detention



Additional Detention

In-School Suspension

False Fire Alarm


Suspension and Law Enforcement





Suspension and possible Law Enforcement;

Suspension or Expulsion and Law Enforcement





Warning or Detention or Suspension and possible Law Enforcement;

Suspension and Law Enforcement

Leaving Campus Without Authorized Signing Out




In-School Suspension

Physical Assault




Suspension and Possible Law Enforcement;

Expulsion and Law Enforcement

Physical Assault of Staff


Expulsion and Law Enforcement

Public Displays of Affection




Detention or Suspension


Start over each quarter

More than 3 in one class – Detention

More than 6 overall – Detention for 7, 8, 9 and 10

More than 10 overall – In School Suspension