PVPUSD Cheating Policy
A student who cheats will receive an “F” on the assignment and a possible “U” in class work habits for the first incident. ANY SECOND CHEATING INCIDENT, IN ANY CLASS DURING THE REMAINDER OF THE STUDENT’S HIGH SCHOOL CAREER, WILL RESULT IN THE STUDENT’S REMOVAL FROM THAT CLASS AND A GRADE OF “F” AND “U” RECORDED IN THEIR PERMANENT ACADEMIC RECORD.
The following examples of cheating will include any testing situation (quizzes included), as well as term papers:
- The use of a cheat sheet or any written answers on hand, arm notebook, etc.
- Exchanging answers verbally or through the use of an electronic device.
- Copying answers from another student.
- Allowing a student to look at one’s answers. Students have a responsibility to cover their answers when taking a test or quiz.
- Looking at text, notes, etc.
- Plagiarism on a term paper, essay or long term writing assignment.
- Stealing a test or test key. All parties involved (thief, copier, distributors, users) are guilty.
The consequences of a second cheating incident are now quite serious. STUDENTS MUST KNOW WHERE THEY STAND, SO PLEASE CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING:
- Cheating involving homework is to be handled within the classroom. It does not fall within the stated guidelines.
- The teacher must make the cheating guidelines very well known.
- Teachers must explain their personal interpretation. For example, specify how you will handle talking during a testing situation, or “wandering eyes.” A warning is highly recommended when a student is dangerously close to violating cheating guidelines.
- Teachers who foresee plagiarism as a potential problem and plan to enforce this, must clearly explain what will be considered plagiarism.
- Teachers must exercise reasonable caution in securing their test and test keys.
If a teacher determines that a student has cheated, the following steps should be followed:
- Write a referral to the proper administrator with a detailed explanation of the incident and the Attach any cheat sheets.
- Send an interim home if an “F” or “U” on the report card is contemplated.
- Administrators will make a phone call home.
- On first incident the policy will be clearly explained.
- On second incident parents will be notified of student being dropped from class.
The following guidelines for dress at Palos Verdes High School will be enforced during the school year. The Dress Code policy is based on the principle that dress and grooming are the responsibility of parents and students. However, no student’s dress or appearance should disrupt the education of others.
- SHOES MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES.
- CLOTHING WITH REVEALING HOLES IS NOT APPROPRIATE ATTIRE.
- BACKLESS TOPS, BATHING SUIT TOPS, AND SPORTS BRAS WITHOUT T-SHIRTS OVER THEM ARE NOT PERMITTED.
- HATS ARE NOT TO BE WORN INDOORS AT ANY TIME.
- YOUNG MEN MUST WEAR SHIRTS AT ALL TIMES.
- EXCESSIVELY LOW CUT, TIGHT OR BAGGY PANTS MAY NOT BE WORN BY MALE OR FEMALE STUDENTS AT ANY TIME.
- CLOTHING WITH ALCOHOL, DRUG OR TOBACCO SLOGANS IS NOT TO BE WORN. CLOTHING WITH OBSCENE PICTURES, OBJECTIONABLE LANGUAGE AND/OR DEROGATORY (i.e. RACIAL OR ETHNIC) REMARKS IS NOT TO BE WORN.
We expect students to come to Palos Verdes High School appropriately dressed and ready to learn. Students who do not comply with the dress code will be sent to the office. Your cooperation in maintaining an appropriate standard which reflects an educational setting is greatly appreciated.
"You may delay, but time will not." ~ Benjamin Franklin
PVHS will decrease the tardy and truancy rate by 25%. Our discipline process will be a progressive disciplinary process where the consequences will be progressive measured with interventions and supports as needed in line with behavioral RTI (Response to Intervention).
A parent must be contacted (email or phone call) prior to any referral to the office for tardies.
|Number of Tardies
(per class/per semester)
|1 & 2
||Student warned by teacher.
||Student warned and parent notified by teacher.
||Teacher submits referral to administration and notifies parent. Attendance administration conferences with student. Student must fulfill obligations to recover the lost time through the progressive disciplinary process.
|5 & 6
||Teacher submits referral to administration. Attendance administration conferences with student and notifies parent/guardian. Saturday School issued to student.
||Teacher submits referral to administration. Attendance administration conferences with student and notifies parent/guardian. Student will be issued Saturday School. SART will be held. SART Contract signed.
||SART Contract will be reviewed and SARB referral made.
Overall tardies, to all periods, will be tracked through the attendance office. SARB referrals will be made regarding TARDIES in the following manner: 5 tardies will equal 1 truancy.
The attendance office will monitor all student truancies. Teachers are not responsible for submitting referrals for each cut.
Each cut will result in one day of Saturday school, assigned by the AP in addition to parent notification.
Attendance Marking Procedures:
A - Absent
T - Tardy
L - Truant (Late 30 minutes after the bell)
If a student walks into your class late, please mark the student appropriately. Do not send him/her out of class to get a late pass from the Attendance Office. The attendance mark on Aeries will be sufficient enough for the Attendance Office to run reports regularly to follow-up with chronic truants.
Definition of a Truant per Board Policy is a student with three or more truancies :
(a) Any pupil subject to compulsory full-time education or to compulsory continuation education who is absent from school without valid excuse three full days in one school year or tardy or absent for more than any 30-minute period during the school day without a valid excuse on three occasions in one school year, or any combination thereof, is a truant and shall be reported to the attendance supervisor or to the superintendent of the school district. EC 48260
Number of Truancies
SART Meeting & SART Contract
SARB Referral is made
SART Contract Reviewed and SARB Referral Process followed. Possible SARB Hearing
SARB Process followed and possible Alternative Education Referral
Truancy Mediation Program
A student who is deemed habitually truant may be required to follow a SART Contract that maintains that the student will be ineligible for athletic or extra-curricular activities for a set duration of time or be required to conduct community service during the times of the athletic or extra-curricular activity to recover the lost time due to truancy/tardiness.
What is an excused absence?
Title V Section 420 provides that, when verified within three (3) school days, the following absences may be entered as excused absences:
- Illness or injury
- Quarantine by a health officer
- Medical, dental, chiropractic or optometric service appointments
- Attending funeral services for a member of the immediate family
- Section 48205 also excuses the absence of a pupil who is the custodial parent of a child who is ill or has a medical appointment during school hours
- Other absences deemed justifiable by the school administration
Parents and guardians have up to three days to provide the school with documentation for a student’s absence. After three days, all unverified absences will be changed to unexcused.
Note: Students who forge parent signatures will be subject to disciplinary actions.
The following guidelines have been put in place for this year’s Halloween. ASB will hold a costume competition on October 31 and we anticipate that most students will wear costumes on this day.
Halloween is still a school day. Teachers will still teach and students are expected to learn. Costumes that interfere with student learning in anyway are considered inappropriate.
Costumes must conform to the following:
- No costumes with wheels
- Students must be able to fit in their desks
- No masks, faces must not be covered
- No projectiles
- Silly string
- Water guns
- Balloons filled with anything
- No drugs and alcohol references or overtones
- No costumes that may be offensive to any:
- Sexual Orientation
- Socio-economic status
- Clothing must align with PVHS dress code
- Dress must be of appropriate length
- No exposure of private body parts
- Send students to the office that have questionable costumes
- Make class meaningful
- Enforce tardies
- Get out of your classroom and help supervise students
- Set a good example