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Rules & Policies

Advisor: Charles Park, Ed.D.
Room: Admin Office
Phone: 310-378-8471 Ext. 200
parkc@pvpusd.net

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. Allowing a student to look at one’s answers. Students have a responsibility to cover their answers when taking a test or quiz. Allowing a student to look at one’s answers. Students have a responsibility to cover their answers when taking a test or quiz. 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.

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.
 

Dress Code

 
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.
 
  1. SHOES MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES.
  2. CLOTHING WITH REVEALING HOLES IS NOT APPROPRIATE ATTIRE.
  3. BACKLESS TOPS, BATHING SUIT TOPS, AND SPORTS BRAS WITHOUT T-SHIRTS OVER THEM ARE NOT PERMITTED.
  4. HATS ARE NOT TO BE WORN INDOORS AT ANY TIME.
  5. YOUNG MEN MUST WEAR SHIRTS AT ALL TIMES.
  6. EXCESSIVELY LOW CUT, TIGHT OR BAGGY PANTS MAY NOT BE WORN BY MALE OR FEMALE STUDENTS AT ANY TIME.
  7. 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.
 

Code of Conduct for Students at Athletic/Extra-Curricular Events

Students (including student groups such as the “Zoo” and “Red Tide”) are expected to display outstanding behavior/sportsmanship during all school sponsored athletic events and extra- curricular activities. CIF has established guidelines for schools, athletes, coaches, officials, and spectators for all athletic events. In addition, all school and District rules and regulations that apply to student behavior during the regular school day (i.e. District Policies 5131, 5131.2, & 5131.7, Safe School Policies, etc.) also apply during school sponsored athletic events and extra- curricular activities.

Students will show respect for teammates, opponents, officials, coaches, and spectators by:
 
  • Encouraging the home team, with positive reinforcement, regardless of the result of their play.
  • Cheering for your team, not against the other team.
  • Demonstrating concern for others, by never berating or demeaning individual players and/or promoting behavior that might
  • cause harm or injury to others.
  • Not engaging in disrespectful conduct of any sort. This includes, but is not limited to, profanity, obscene gestures, offensive
  • and/or discriminatory remarks, trash-talking, taunting, or other actions that demean individuals or the sport. Do not
  • participate in any negative or demeaning cheers.
  • Refraining from complaining or arguing about officials’ calls or decisions during or after an athletic event.
  • Letting the coaches coach; players play; and officials officiate.
  • Displaying respect for other spectators/participants by refraining from insulting or fighting with other fans.
  • Waiting for breaks in the action before leaving or returning to your seat.
  • Respecting all facilities by using them safely and appropriately.
  • Not using noisemakers of any kind which are prohibited under CIF rules.
  • Wearing and/or displaying appropriate attire. CIF prohibits face and/or body painting.
 
Consequences for Violating the PVPUSD’s Student Code of Conduct
 
Depending on the severity of the violation:

Individuals and/or groups may be given a verbal warning(s), escorted out of the event, suspended from attending future athletic/extra-curricular events, and/ or disciplined in accordance with District Policies 5144 & 5144.1.

“Zoo” and/or “Red Tide” activities could be suspended or disbanded for part or all of the school year.
 

Textbook Policy

 
AVOID LOCKERS FOR LONG-TERM TEXTBOOK STORAGE (DAY-USE ONLY)

Most textbooks, workbooks, and other instructional materials are issued directly to students in the library at the beginning of the school year. Other textbook transactions (including core novels) occur in the library before and after school, and during nutrition and lunch (hours: 7 am to 3:30 daily).
A current PVHS identification card (issued at registration) is required for all transactions. Replacement cards are available for $10 in the Student Store.

CARE

All textbooks should be covered throughout the year (no adhesive covers or tape on the books).
Please do not mark/write/highlight in or on the book (except the student’s name on the label).
Students should avoid sharing textbooks. This frequently leads to confusion and liability issues when books are returned at the end of the school year.

Lockers are for temporary daily storage. For textbook security, students are encouraged to leave books at home if they are not required for daily classroom use.
Do not keep textbooks in lockers on weekends, holidays, or vacation breaks.

Locker Use Policy & Agreement

 
Board Policy 5145.12 states that The Board of Education is fully committed to promoting a safe learning environment and, to the extent possible, eliminating the possession and use of weapons, illegal drugs, and other controlled substances by students on school premises and at school activities. As necessary to protect the health and welfare of students and staff, school officials may search students, their property, and/or district property under their control and may seize illegal, unsafe, or otherwise prohibited items.

As a condition of using a locker at Palos Verdes High School each student must complete and return the Locker Use Agreement.
  1. The locker is the property of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District and Palos Verdes High School.
  1. The use of this locker is a privilege and the use of it may be suspended or revoked at any time by a school administrator or their designee.
  1. There is  no expectation of privacy and the locker and its contents can be searched at any time.
  1. Each student is responsible for the care and condition of their locker and will be responsible, financially and otherwise, for any and all damage to the locker.
  1. Students will not write, tape, deface or apply stickers of any kind to the outside of the locker.
  1. Students will remove at the end of the school year any and all contents inside the locker including pictures, stickers, messages, paper covering, and contents.
  1. Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District and Palos Verde High School are not responsible for any books, materials, or personal property lost or stolen from the locker.
  2. Students are not allowed to share their locker with other students and are personally responsible for all of the items in their locker.
 
Social Probation
 
PVHS students who are caught/found/involved with/possession of/under the influence of alcohol, drugs/drug paraphernalia, tobacco/e-cig/vape products at school or a school event will be assigned 8 weeks of Social Probation and 8 weeks of Outlook Drug and Alcohol Counseling. Social Probation is defined as not being able to attend or participate in anything but school. Participating in or watching sporting matches/games, school events, trips etc. are not permitted while on Social Probation.