Handbook - Bellevue School District

Handbook - Bellevue School District

BELLEVUE HIGH SCHOOL Established in 1949 Home of the Wolverines! BELLEVUE HIGH SCHOOL 10416 SE WOLVERINE WAY BELLEVUE, WA 98004 (425) 456-7000 Main ...

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BELLEVUE HIGH SCHOOL Established in 1949

Home of the Wolverines! BELLEVUE HIGH SCHOOL 10416 SE WOLVERINE WAY BELLEVUE, WA 98004 (425) 456-7000

Main Office FAX: (425) 456-7005 Athletics FAX: (425) 456-7042 Faculty FAX: (425) 456-7110 PRINCIPAL Vic Anderson 456-7010 ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL

Michael Schiehser 456-7011

Bret Cochrun 456-7011

Athletic Director

School Resource Officer

Activities Coordinator

Lauren McDaniel 456-7038

Jeff Borsheim 456-7007

Lynda Hurley 456-7091

SCHOOL RESOURCES Special thanks to the artists for our planner covers: Kevin Son, Jennifer Lee & Silas Chu

THE WOLVERINE WAY, IT’S WORTH THE CLIMB. We hold high standards. We embrace the challenge together and support one another along the way. OUR MISSION: WE ARE BELLEVUE We are a community dedicated to learning. We are students, teachers, parents, staff, family, alumni and neighbors. Together we strive for excellence in all we do. We educate our minds and strengthen our hearts. We are preparing for college and for life. WE VALUE Thoughtful Action. Accountable Excellence. Shared Success. Respect for All. We embrace challenges and aspire to excellence for ourselves and for our community. We respect others and ourselves. We’re in it together. WE ARE Motivated. Prepared. Confident. Curious. Kind. We recognize that excellence is never finished, and may not be within reach right from the start. So we are motivated and prepared—not just for the goals, but for the effort we’ll put into them. We act with confidence not because we know the answers, but because we’re ready to explore and discover new solutions. We are curious about what’s beyond the textbooks and the tests. We take pride in our involvement with our school and our community. A WOLVERINE ASKS... What can I do to make a difference? Where can I find a solution? How can I help others succeed? A WOLVERINE STRIVES TO … Learn about other people, places, and cultures. Recognize, support, and celebrate individuals. Participate in the community. Create a better world. A WOLVERINE IS … Focused. Honest. Creative. Helpful. Kind. Open-minded. Passionate.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS School Resources 2 ASB & Class Officers Staff phone numbers and emails School Services Bulletin and communications Free & Reduced Lunch and Invested Financial Assistance programs Counselor Support & Schedule Corrections School Records Health Services Lost and Found School Insurance Academic Resources Online Tutors Tutorial & Extended Tutorial College & Career Center Vibes Mentoring Web Support Naviance: College Planning Tool ASB Clubs & Activities Dance Expectations and Contract Sports Information New Athletes & Returning Players How to pay fines and fees online Sports Offered, Dates and Coach’s Contact Activity/Athletic Code PTSA Information Policies, Procedures & School Guidelines Academic Honesty Policy Attendance Policy Student Responsibilities for Attendance Computer Network Access Dress Code Assembly Conduct Information Library Information Locker Information Phones & Electronic Devices Policies Metro Bus Passes BHS Parking Policies: general rules, fees, carpools, one day passes & visitors Student Rights, Regulations and Consequesnces for Unacceptable Behavior BSD Policies & Procedures Classroom Management, Corrective Actions & Punishment Appeals Process Prohibition of Harassment Intimidation & Bullying Complaints Concerning Staff or Programs

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4 5 6-9 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 12 12 12 12 13 13 14-16 17 18 18 18 19 20-21 22 23 23 24-25 25 26 26 27 27 27 28 28 29-31 32 33 33-35 36-39 38-40 41

SCHOOL RESOURCES Accountant •

456-7040 Pay fines and fees

Activities/Athletics Office

456-7039 or [email protected]



Athletic Information: sports registration, building use, game and practice information



Activity Tickets: dances, guest passes, playoff games, clubs etc…

Attendance Office

456-7006



Excused & Prearranged Absences



Lost and Found

Clinic/Nurse

456-7143

College & Career Center

456-7028



College Planning & Scholarships



WANIC/CTE Jobs and Internships

Counseling Center

456-7031



Individual, academic, personal counseling, college & career planning



Scheduling of classes



Community service and Wolverine Guard?



Financial Assistance: Invest Ed Scholarship Program



School planners for new students



Transcripts and Scholarships

Library

456-7029 •

Return lost/overdue textbooks

Main Office

456-7000



General information



Parking



Lockers



PIV Passwords



Bus Pass forms or contact BSD Transportation Dept. contact 456-4595

Registrar

456-7037



Enrollment of new students



Transcripts, new students, & transfers

Website Links: Bellevue High School: http://schools.bsd405.org/bhs •

District: http://www.bsd405.org



BHS to pay fines and fees: https://touchbase.bsd405.org



Bellevue High PTSA: http://www.bellevuehighptsa.com



BHS Athletic Calendar: www.kingcoconference.org

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Bellevue High School 2015-2016 ASB GOVERNMENT AND CLASS OFFICERS

ASB BOARD OF DIRECTORS

SENIORS: CLASS OF 2017

Advisor: Elizabeth Scott President: Brooke Chang Vice President: Jessica Mead Director of Operations: Jacqueline Niles Director of Finance: Jackson Feller Director of Student Affairs: Edreese Khosraw Director of Technology: Zizheng Cheng Director of Communications: Yasmine Naini Director of School Spirit: Steven Cho

JUNIORS: CLASS OF 2018

Advisors: Terry Jess & Luke Michener President: Christina Carlson Vice President: Djimon Wulah Finance Coordinator: Isabella Baksay Secretary: Brendan Bogel Communications: Lucas Fong Activities Coordinator: Kurth Rhim Spirit Coordinator: Sophia Knapp

SOPHOMORES: CLASS OF 2019

Advisors: Matthew Busch & Conor Corum President: Ana Tanaka Vice President: Bhumit Lande Finance Coordinator: Waymon Whiting Secretary: Candace Pong Communications: Alexander Lee Activities Coordinator: Anne Reller Spirit Coordinator: Anna Rose Kelly

Advisors: Jennifer Lutz & Jennifer Weitman President: Nazli Dakad Vice President: Isabella Chang Finance Coordinator: Albert Wang Secretary: Katie Craig Communications: Jackson McKagan Activities Coordinator: Remmy Ndegeah Spirit Coordinator: Aisha Cora

Freshman: CLASS OF 2020 Advisors:

Daniel Fleming and Ululani Ortiz Officers Elle Johnson Aska Mooko Samantha Moran Gianna Olson Amanda Ong Daniel Tyshler Adora Wu

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Bellevue High Staff 2016-2017 Staff Member

Department

Email

Adams, Kathy

CTE

[email protected]

Alexander, Lori

Social Studies

[email protected]

Anderson, Julie

Library Specialist

[email protected]

Anderson, Vic

Principal

[email protected]

Andrews, Debra

Registrar

[email protected]

Andrews, Helen

CTE

[email protected]

Askew, Thomas

Special Education RR

[email protected]

Avanesova, Lily

Special Education RR

[email protected]

Baileykaze, Tennille

Science

[email protected]

Ball, Chris

Nutrition Services

[email protected]

Bentler, Mary

Special Education RR

[email protected]

Berger, Alissa

Mathematics

[email protected]

Blue, Larry

Custodian

[email protected]

Blumenstein, Leslie

Academic Coach Leader

[email protected]

Borsheim, Jeff

School Resource Officer

[email protected]

Bragg, Austin

Special Education Cascade

[email protected]

Bright, Ed

CTE

[email protected]

Brill, John

Social Studies

[email protected]

Brown, Alyssa

CTE

[email protected]

Brown, Rich

Counselor

[email protected]

Busch, Matthew

Social Studies

[email protected]

Campbell, Diane

Counseling Secretary

[email protected]

Chang, Chase

Music

[email protected]

Chapman, Monica

Special Education Cascade

[email protected]

Chikos, Kay

Mathematics

[email protected]

Cochrun, Bret

Assistant Principal

[email protected]

Conger, Brad

CTE

[email protected]

Coombs, Terri

Attendance Specialist

[email protected]

Corum, Conor

Social Studies

[email protected]

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Craciunoiu, Valentina

Science

[email protected]

Crawford, Steven

World Language

[email protected]

Cutshall, David

Custodian

[email protected]

Day, Susan

Physical Education

[email protected]

DeBeaumarchais, Sacha

English

[email protected]

Dong, Soon

Custodian

[email protected]

Dorsey, Dan

Science

[email protected]

Dunn, Jeannette

English

[email protected]

Durr, Ray

Special Education RR

[email protected]

Eclissi, Anita

Special Education RR

[email protected]

Fleming, Daniel

World Language

[email protected]

Florsheim, Adina

English

[email protected]

Forrest, Loretta

Special Education RR

[email protected]

Frohlich, Jen

Psychologist

[email protected]

Gehrig, Steve

Mathematics

[email protected]

George, Edd

Music

[email protected]

George, Kit

CTE

[email protected]

Golden, Suzi

Special Education

[email protected]

Golding, Bryona

English

[email protected]

Gonyea, Darryl

Physical Education

[email protected]

Gonzalez, Rocio

World Language

[email protected]

Grayson, Shannon

English

[email protected]

Groepper, Kate

World Language

[email protected]

Guyer, Cynthia

Science

[email protected]

Hadorn, Rose

Special Education

[email protected]

Hansen, Lisa

College & Career Center

[email protected]

Harvey, Will

Music

[email protected]

Hearn, Kathy

CTE

[email protected]

Hirsch, Sandy

Speech Language Pathologist

[email protected]

Hurley, Lynda

World Language

[email protected]

Islambasic, Resad

Custodian

[email protected]

Jacobson, Andrew

Music

[email protected]

Jain, Preeti

Special Education RR

[email protected]

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Jess, Terry

Social Studies

[email protected]

Jimenez, Elana

Counselor

[email protected]

Johnson, Nick

Physical Education

[email protected]

Jones, Anna

Mathematics

[email protected]

Jones, Tanja

Athletic/Activities Secretary

[email protected]

Jordan, Patty

Secretary

[email protected]

Katrel, Kristina

Resource-Technology

[email protected]

Kline, David

Drama

[email protected]

Kralovich, Chuck

Science

[email protected]

Kunkel, Angela

Health

[email protected]

Kurtz, Nam

Nutrition Services

[email protected]

Lafavour, Noriko

World Language

[email protected]

Lanning, Cathy

Accountant

[email protected]

Lincoln, Thomas

Social Studies

[email protected]

Linser, Will

Social Studies

[email protected]

Litzenberger, Randy

Social Studies

[email protected]

Liu, Taotao

Mathematics

[email protected]

Loney, Emily

Counselor

[email protected]

Loth, Luom

Custodian

[email protected]

Lowe, Valarie

Nutrition Services

[email protected]

Lutz, Jenny

Science

[email protected]

MacKnight, Natalie

World Language

[email protected]

Major, Sarah

Physical Education, 425-502-6017

[email protected]

Maki, Mai

English

[email protected]

Manesh, Sarah

Counselor

[email protected]

Manning, Nate

Science

[email protected]

Marble, Anthony

Mathematics

[email protected]

MCCarthy, Miriam

Parking Specialist

[email protected]

McCue, Pete

CTE

[email protected]

McDaniel, Lauren

Athletic Director

[email protected]

McMaster, Andy

Mathematics

[email protected]

Mead, Aaron

Mathematics

[email protected]

Metodieva, Svetlana

Special Education Cascade

[email protected]

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Meyer-Gabel, Theresa

Special Education Cascade

[email protected]

Michael, Alan

Mathematics

[email protected]

Michener, Lukas

Social Studies

[email protected]

Miyata, Todd

Mathematics

[email protected]

Monahan, Erik

English

[email protected]

Morrow, Mark

Science

[email protected]

Moyer, Jessica

Science

[email protected]

Neelands, Megan

Mathematics

[email protected]

Nelson, Leigh

World Language

[email protected]

Nguyen, Minh

Custodian

[email protected]

Nipp, Justin

CTE

[email protected]

Nixon, Debby

CTE

[email protected]

Ohmart, Michelle

Social Studies

[email protected]

Ortiz, Ululani

English

[email protected]

Pearsall, Jamie

Special Education

[email protected]

Penrose, Sarah

Special Education Cascade

[email protected]

Puareia, Richard

Special Education Cascade

[email protected]

Reames, Kelly

Nutrition Services

[email protected]

Reid, Scott

Special Education Cascade

[email protected]

Reynolds, Carla

ELL

[email protected]

Richardson, David

Graduation Success

[email protected]

Riggers, Tammi

CTE

[email protected]

Riva, Cris

Assistant Principal's Secretary

[email protected]

Rodock, Elizabeth

Social Studies

[email protected]

Sageng, Evan

World Language

[email protected]

Samsel, Robert

Tech Specialist

[email protected]

Sapp, Cindy

Nurse

[email protected]

Schiehser, Michael

Assistant Principal

[email protected]

Schmidt, Carol

Social Studies

[email protected]

Schultz, Allison

Psychologist

[email protected]

Scott, Elizabeth

Science

[email protected]

Sellers, Pete

Special Education RR

[email protected]

Semler, Lynn

Office Manager

[email protected]

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Shawver, Alison

Dean of Sudents

[email protected]

Shaw, Kristi

Intructional Coach

[email protected]

Sieler, Jeannine

Science

[email protected]

Smith, Leslie

English

[email protected]

Smith, Mary Beth

Counselor

[email protected]

Sovde, Rena

English

[email protected]

Stay, Amy

Special Education

[email protected]

Tenny, Michele

CTE EA

[email protected]

Thom, Kristen

Mathematics

[email protected]

Tomihiro, David

English

[email protected]

Torreblanca, Stephanie

Custodian

Unneland, Bjorn

English Language Learners

[email protected]

Van Dyke, Patrick

Mathematics

[email protected]

Wait, Sarah

Athletic Trainer

[email protected]

Weitman, Jennifer

English

[email protected]

Whittaker, Nancy

Special Education Cascade

[email protected]

Williams, Thad

ELL

[email protected]

Woodworth, Richard

Special Education RR

[email protected]

Yale, Hannah

Art

[email protected]

Zahn, Daniel

Cascade Social Worker

[email protected]

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A FEW ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM BHS ADMINISTRATION: You will be SAFE –physically, emotionally and mentally. This is a shared right and responsibility. Protect your rights. Do not be a passive victim to any form of verbal or physical intimidation. Let administration know if something is happening that infringes upon your safety. You will be RESPECTED as an individual for your uniqueness. This is a shared right and responsibility. You make friends by being a friend and you gain respect by being respectful. Please use appropriate language – profanity reduces respect. You will be SUCCESSFUL and CHALLENGED in every classroom, all activities and athletics. We want you to be excited about coming to school each day and motivated to work hard because you know you will be challenged. If you are not being challenged let us or your counselor know right away. You will have access to us whenever you need us – We are here to SUPPORT YOU. If you need any help, or just want to talk, please visit us before or after school, or during lunch. If we are unavailable, please make an appointment with the secretary; we will be happy to meet with you. We have a ZERO TOLERANCE for Harassment, Intimidation, Slander, or Hazing. Do not victimize others or allow yourself to be a victim. If you experience any type of harassment please let us know so that we can help. We have a ZERO TOLERANCE for Profanity, Lewd or Vulgar behavior and clothing. These do not belong anywhere at school or at any school-sponsored events. We have a ZERO TOLERANCE for Fighting or Assault. Students who physically assault one another will be suspended for 3 days on the first offense, 5 days on the second offense, and 7 days on the third offense. This applies to you whether you hit first or hit back. We will solve problems and end conflicts with our minds, not our fists. If someone strikes out at you, YOU are expected to first block then leave the scene. Report directly to an adult for intervention. We have a ZERO TOLERANCE for Weapons. Do not bring any to our campus. If you see one or even hear a rumor that someone has a weapon, PLEASE report it to us immediately. This is a TOBACCO, DRUG and ALCOHOL FREE campus. The use, possession, or transaction of such substances is illegal.

COMMUNITY RESOURCES Drug 24 Hour Help Line (206) 722-3700

Domestic Violence Hotline (800) 799-7233

Children’s Protective Services (800) 609-8764

LifeWire Domestic Violence:

Crisis Clinic 24 Hour Help Line (866) 427-4747

425 746-1940 or 1-800-827-8840

Eastgate Public Health (206) 477-8000

Eastside Mental Health (425) 502-3030

ICHS Bellevue Medical & Dental (425) 373-3000

Poison Information Center (800) 222-1222

Eastgate Public Clinic:

National Sexual Assault Hotline (800) 656-4673

206 296-4920 or 1-800-244-4512

Youth Eastside Services (425) 747-4937

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SCHOOL SERVICES DAILY BULLETIN The daily bulletin is read daily during second or third period. Students must submit the proper form, signed by an administrator, by noon on the day before the announcement is to be read. Announcements must relate to school or district functions. Like the daily bulletin, the weekly television program WAKE-UP, which is produced by BHS students, communicates important information about school functions and activities.

FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH AND INVESTED FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Students are encouraged to take advantage of the financial assistance available to them, including receiving school lunch meals at a free or reduced rate, as well as most class and activity-related fees such as lab fees, SAT/ACT fee waivers or reductions, and other school-related costs. Income guidelines for reduced price meals are established by the federal government and are on the application. Free & reduced lunch applications forms are available on the district website.

COUNSELOR SUPPORT Each student is assigned a school counselor. School counselors are available by appointment or on a drop in basis to help students with academic, social or personal concerns. Counselors also work with students in the classroom on course selection and post-secondary planning. Mental health counseling and drug/alcohol interventionists are available upon request. Students are encouraged to meet with their school counselor to discuss receiving confidential help and guidance. Parents with concerns are welcome to contact the school counselor via email.

SCHEDULE CORRECTIONS Students are expected to select their courses wisely, as they will be held to the classes they registered for during Spring Registration. To request a schedule correction, you must complete the schedule correction form and return it to the counseling center. To be fair to all students, email and voicemail schedule correction requests will not be considered. Schedule correction requests will not be considered after the 10 th school day. Schedule change requests are typically approved only when a student is placed in a class or level that is clearly an error or not appropriate. After 10 school days, the withdrawal policy indicates that a student will be withdrawn with an F grade unless there are significant extenuating circumstances.

SCHOOL RECORDS Our Registrar is responsible for maintaining Permanent Academic Records and all official school records such as report cards and test scores.

HEALTH SERVICES The Nurse’s Office is located in the Counseling Center. Health services include care for those who become ill and injured at school, health counseling, and information about community health resources. If you become ill while at school, please report directly to the Nurse’s Office for assistance. You must sign out in the Attendance Office before leaving school due to an illness.

LOST AND FOUND Personal belongings found on campus will be turned in to the Attendance Office. At the end of each month, unclaimed items will be donated to a local charity.

SCHOOL INSURANCE Student accident insurance may be purchased through the district. Enrollment forms are available in the Activities Office.

ACADEMIC RESOURCES FOR BHS STUDENTS

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ONLINE TUTORS:

GRAPHING CALCULATORS & WWW.TURNITIN.COM

Students are required to use a graphing calculator in their math classes. If you aren’t familiar with this type of calculator, please access an online tutorial at: http://www.prenhall.com/divisions/esm/app/graphing/ti83/ . The link to this tutorial is also on our school’s website as well as an additional practice graphing calculator worksheet. Students will use frequently use www.turnitin.com in their classes. Turnitin is an academic plagiarism detector program utilized by teachers and students to avoid plagiarism and ensure academic integrity. If you aren’t familiar with how to use turnitin, you can access an online tutorial at our school’s website: http://schools.bsd405.org/bhs/homepage/ . Many English classes require that students use the “Jane Schafer” format when writing an essay. If you haven’t learned this format yet, you can find a “map” of the Jane Schafer essay at the above school website link as well.

TUTORIAL AND EXTENDED TUTORIAL Tutorial is an important part of the bell schedule, from 7:55-8:25, where students are expected return to one or more of their classes to speak with their teacher and clarify any concerns or questions they have. Teachers may also require that students attend tutorial. Students who fail to attend a mandatory tutorial will receive a detention from the teacher.

COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER Bellevue’s Career Center is located across from the main office, on the first floor, and is staffed by the school College & Career Specialist. The College & Career Specialist makes classroom presentations and meets with individual or groups of students to assist them with the college search and application process, job-search skills, resume writing and explaining post-high school options. Students are encouraged to visit the College & Career Center to meet with the College & Career Specialist.

ARE YOU HAVING PROBLEMS IN OR WITH ONE OF YOUR CLASSES? Students who are experiencing problems in or with one of their classes need to follow these steps: 1.

Meet with your teacher individually to discuss your concern, either before, during, or after class, or in tutorial.

2.

Attend tutorial to discuss and problem solve academic or other concerns directly with your teacher.

3.

If still unresolved, schedule an appointment to meet with your school counselor.

4.

If your concern is not resolved after meeting with your school counselor, stop by the Main Office to schedule an appointment to meet with your administrator.

VIBES MENTORS VIBES Mentors meet with students during the school day to provide special one-on-one attention. Mentors are adult volunteers from the community who enjoy working with high school students. For more information contact the main office. WEB SUPPORT District Website: http://www.bsd405.org

Bellevue High School Website: http://schools.bsd405.org/bhs

The Bellevue website is full of information. Links available include grades and attendance, the BHS academic and activities calendar, directory information, weather alerts, and much more. Stay current with updated information! NAVIANCE: A COLLEGE PLANNING TOOL FOR BHS STUDENTS

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Naviance Family Connection is a comprehensive website that students can use to plan for college and a career. Bellevue High freshmen, sophomores and juniors have been introduced to Naviance. This coming year, students will learn more about the program during counselor-led classroom guidance activities. Family Connection allows students to: •

Get involved in the planning and advising process – Build a resume, complete online surveys, and manage timelines and deadlines for making decisions about colleges and careers; complete a 4 year course plan for high school graduation or college entrance requirements



Research colleges – Compare GPA, standardized test scores, and other statistics; explore majors; compare student activities and athletics offered on campus



Research careers – Research hundreds of careers and career clusters, and take career assessments; find out what college major is tied to your career choice



Create plans for the future – Create goals and to-dos, and complete tasks assigned to you by the school to better prepare yourself for your future college and career goals



Prepare for standardized tests – PREPME is a free, online SAT prep course available to all students

Family Connection lets Bellevue High School share information with students and their families about upcoming meetings and events, local scholarship opportunities, and other resources for college and career information. The Family Connection web address is: www.connection.naviance.com/bellevuehs Students obtained login information during their classroom guidance presentations. Students new to the school can receive their login information from the Counseling Secretary. Students who forget their password can ask the Counseling Secretary to reset their password.

ASB CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES Bellevue High School is a member of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA). Bellevue is proud to offer students the opportunity to participate in a number of clubs and activities. If you are interested in participating in one or more of the following clubs and activities contact the Activities Office, Activities Coordinator or the appropriate advisor. The BHS website contains updated information about current ASB clubs. You can review them by clicking on “ACTIVITIES” on the main page (see previous page for website address). There is also a posting of all the current clubs with locations and meeting times posted in the Commons.

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Associated Student Body (ASB)

Advisor: Elizabeth Scott

The ASB takes on a tremendous responsibility not only to serve their fellow students, but also to represent BHS. The work of an ASB Officer is an essential part of the wellbeing of the entire BHS community and they accept significant responsibility for the direction our school will take in the coming year. Serving as an ASB Officer may be challenging, but it’s extremely rewarding and the leadership skills learned and used are essential skills everyone needs. Elections are held each spring and are open to all grade levels.

Class Officers Class Officers are elected to serve their peers. From running class meetings to sponsoring class events, the officers are dedicated to making everyone feel welcome at BHS. Class officers, like ASB Officers, are called to service and while the position is sometimes challenging, the skills learned are valuable and the work is rewarding. Elections are held each spring and an officer serves for one year.

Want to start a new club? Starting a club is easy and a great way to get involved and develop your leadership skills. Get a club charter form from the activities office or online (http://www.bsd405.org/bhs/activities.aspx) , complete and turn into the Activities Office. New charters are done for every club, every year. The ASB officers have a board meting every Wednesday to discuss and approve or decline club charters. Clubs need to have a teacher advisor, at least 6 members and a clear mission that fits within our school mission and goals. We have four main areas clubs fall under: •

Athletic (groups like Water Polo and Lacrosse) – these need administrative approval



Academic (groups like Math Club, Japanese Club, etc.)



Educational (groups like DECA, Barque, Beacon, GSA, etc.)



Service (groups like National Honor Society, Key Club, Peer Mediation, etc.)

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Get involved at BHS & join a club! GETTING INVOLVED AT BELLEVUE HIGH Most students at Bellevue are involved in sports and/or clubs. They help build our school community and allow students to explore their interests while developing their leadership skills. We encourage all students to find something that they are interested in and then try to stick with it for several years. Bellevue High School offers many after-school activities and clubs. Most clubs meet weekly, although some are much more active than others. Any student can start a club by recruiting an advisor and some other members. All clubs must complete a charter each year and get approval from ASB. See the ASB Club Wall in the Commons to find out which clubs are meeting when and/or visit the club advisor listed below to find out more information about the club and how to join. Also, make sure to visit the Activities Fair in the Commons during lunch at the beginning of every semester. Get involved at BHS and make a difference in our school and community.

Bellevue High School Activities and Clubs 2016-2017 Club

Advisor

Advisor’s Room

Academic Coaches and Peer Tutors*

TBD

Library

Aerospace Club

Chuck Kralovich

1120

Anime Club

Todd Miyata

1112

Auto Club

Pete McCue

0110

Band

Edd George

Band room

Barque Newspaper*

David Tomihiro

2109

Beacon Yearbook*

Ed Bright

0103

Bellairs *

Andrew Jacobson

Choir Room

Bellevue Buddies

Monica Chapman

1129

Bellevue Interior Design

David Kline

1404

Bending the Arc

Terry Jess

1113

BHS Smile Train

Jessica Moyer

2120

Breakdancing Club

Jennifer Weitman

Commons

Business Consultants

Tammi Riggers

1130

Camp Korey

Tammi Riggers

1130

Cheer Squad*

Cindy Pardee

Activities Office

Chess Team

Patrick Van Dyke

1103

Choir

Andrew Jacobson

Choir Room

Christian Club

Chase Chang

Orchestra Room

Debate

Terry Jess

1113

DECA

Tammi Riggers

1130

Doctor Who Club

Lori Alexander

1117

Drama Club

David Kline

1404

Drill Team*

Lindsay Starr

Activities Office

Earthbound Club

Jennifer Lutz

1105

Esports

Kit George

0104

French Club

TBD

TBD

Girl Effect

Michelle Ohmart

1115

Art Club

Distributive Education Clubs of America

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Giving Tree

Terry Jess

1113

GSA Gay-Straight Alliance

Angela Kunkel

2122

GYLI Global Youth Leader Initiative

Tennille Baileykaze

2110

Helping Hands

Bryona Golding

2106

History club

John Brill

1116

Interact

Mai Maki

2102

J.S.U. Jewish Student Union

Will Linser

1114

J.S.A. Junior Statespersons Of America

Michelle Ohmart

1115

Karma Club

Tammi Riggers

1130

K.A.S.B Radio

Brad Conger

0101

Key Club

Elizabeth Scott

2110

Knowledge Bowl

Tammi Riggers

1130

Link Crew*

Todd Miyata

1112

Manga Club

Sacha De Beaumarchais

2111

Math Club

TBD

TBD

Mock Trial Club

Helen Andrews

0104

Model United Nations Club

Luke Michener

1119

Modern Technology Club

Justin Nipp

0107

National Art Honor Society

TBD

1125

National Hispanic Honor Society*

Rocio Gonzales

2114

National Honor Society*

Elizabeth Rodock

TBD

Orchestra

Chase Chang

Band room

Origami Club

Lynda Hurley

2117

Peace Club

Aaron Mead

1111

Persian Club

Shannon Tague

2103

Photography Club

Debby Nixon

1127

Piano Club

Edd George

Band Room

Pre-Med Club

Jeannine Sieler

2104

Red Cross Club

David Tomihiro

2109

Robotics Club

TBD

TBD

SALT Student Athlete Leadership Team

Lauren McDaniel

Upper Aux. Gym

Science Club

Dan Dorsey

1121

See Your Impact

Kristi Sutton

1104

The Wolverine Way Club

Tammi Riggers

1130

Young Democrats Club

Will Linser

1114

Young Republicans Club

Will Linser

1114

* Application needed and audition/tryouts may be required Service clubs are a great way to earn your 40 hours required for graduation

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Bellevue High Dance Expectations & Contract We want to ensure that every student has a fun and safe dance. Please remember that when entering the dance… ✓

All students need to have attended at least 75% of the school day preceding the dance. This is in accordance with athletic/activity guidelines.



All students and guests must have current photo ID.



Backpacks are not allowed.



Attire and appearance must be consistent with the BSD Dress Code. Students may be required to change their attire or appearance, or be denied entry into the dance.



Only students who were the original purchaser of a ticket may enter the dance. Tickets cannot be resold, traded, or given away. Ticket numbers and student ID must match at the door.

We want our guests to feel welcome. It’s also important that we know about our guests. Please remember that… ✓

Guest permission forms need to be submitted to the Activities Office 2 schools days prior to purchasing tickets. You may not bring a guest without a permission slip. They may not buy tickets at the door.



Guest ticket numbers must match the guest name on the guest register at the door. Photo ID is required.



You are responsible for your and your guest’s behavior and conduct at the dance. Please help to make Bellevue’s dances safe and enjoyable for all students who attend.

Your safety during the dance is very important to us. Please be aware that… ✓

All school rules and sanctions apply to the event.



Students who appear to be under the influence of alcohol and/or a controlled substance will be subject to an evaluation that may include police involvement. Police will be present at the dance. Parents of students found to have used or have in their possession, and/or be under the influence of alcohol and/or a controlled substance will be called to come to the dance to take charge of their student(s). In some instances, students may be turned over to police custody.



Two Strikes Rule: After reading and signing the BHS Dance Policy, created by BHS Student Leadership, any student dancing inappropriately will be given 1 warning. If the student is found dancing inappropriately a second time, their parent/guardian will be contacted, they will be removed from the dance and may not allowed to attend the next school dance.

Your promise to support the BHS Dance Policy is very important. Please read the policy, by attending you are agreeing to the guidelines. “In order to contribute to a positive environment at BHS during dances, I will do what I can to be a role model to other students by promoting appropriate behavior. I will not participate in inappropriate dancing, which can lead to an unsafe and/or uncomfortable environment. Inappropriate dancing is defined as any dancing that simulates sex. This includes excessive bending at the waist and any purposeful contact in areas normally covered by a swimsuit. This involves thrusting, grinding and inappropriate touching. By agreeing to this policy, I will be ensuring a fun and safe event for everyone at Bellevue High.”

These dance expectations are expected to be followed by anyone attending our BHS dances. By attending the dance you are agreeing to follow these guidelines. Non-BHS guests must be accompanied by a BHS student (1-1) and also must follow these guidelines.

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BELLEVUE HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS 2016 - 2017 New athletes: 1. 2. 3.

4. 5.

6. 7. 8. 9.

Complete an online sport registration at www.bsd405.org/bhs/athletics.aspx (redirects to familyid.com) Have a current Physical on file with the Activities Office. Physicals are good for 24 months. Please keep track of the date. Have completed the ImPact testing for required contact sports OR sign up for Impact Testing on the sport registration website (familyid.com). ImPact testing is good for 24 months. If you do not attend one of the assigned times, there is a fee associated with the ImPact testing outside of Bellevue High School. ASB cards ($75.00) must be purchased to try out for all sports. For non-cut sports: pay the “Pay to Play” ($100.00) and Transportation ($25.00) fee by season, two weeks prior to first practice. Students who drop from their sport before the first game/meet are eligible for refunds if the request is made prior to the first Game/Meet. Scholarships available; see Mrs. Gray in the Accounting Office. Golf – for tryouts only, green fees are the responsibility of the golfer. For cut sports, fees are due by the 2nd Tuesday of the season. DO NOT PRE PAY All fines must be cleared before the first tryout/practice. Parent attends the meeting with Athletic Director and Coaches on the 2nd Tuesday of the season. Fees may be paid at that meeting if they have not been paid previously. Students not currently attending the Bellevue School District must establish residency in the Bellevue High School attendance area. Please see district website for requirements http://www.bsd405.org/schools/registration.aspx Non BSD or part time BSD students must provide a transcript from their other school.

Returning athletes within current school year: 1. 2. 3.

4.

5. 6. 7. 8.

Use your Family ID account to sign up for your sport. Check with the Activity Office to be sure your physical & ImPact testing are complete. Check with the Coach or the Activities Office to be sure your student is on the roster for the sport they wish to participate in & has a current physical. Please email Activities Office for questions ([email protected]). For non-cut sports: pay the “Pay to Play” fee by season ($100.00) and Transportation Fee ($25.00) two weeks prior to first practice. Students who drop from their sport before the first game/meet are eligible for refunds if the request is made prior to the first Game/Meet. Scholarships available; see Mrs. Gray in the Accounting Office. If you have reached the “Family Max” described on the “Pay to Play” sheet please notify Athletic Secretary. Golf – for tryouts only, green fees are the responsibility of the golfer. For cut sports, fees are due by the 2nd Tuesday of the season. DO NOT PRE PAY All fines must be cleared before the first tryout/practice. Parent attends the meeting with Athletic Director and Coaches on the 2nd Tuesday of the season. Fees may be paid at that meeting if they have not been paid previously. Non BSD or part time BSD students must provide a transcript from their other school.

Pay Fines & Fees Online:

https://touchbase.bsd405.org

Provide district ID / password – Forgotten passwords email: [email protected] School Accountant is open at lunch & after school. Credit Card is preferred method of payment. BHS Athletic Website: http://www.bsd405.org/bhs/athletics.aspx BHS Athletic Calendar Website: http://www.kingcoathletics.com/ Athletic Director, Lauren McDaniel– [email protected], (425) 456-7038 Athletic Trainer, Sarah Wait – [email protected], (425) 456-7144 Activity Secretary, Tanja Jones – [email protected], (425) 456-7039 Contact the coach or check the website for details on practice/games and email distribution.

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2016 - 2017 Sports Offered Register

1st Day

Cross Country (Coed)

June

Aug. 22th

John Hill, [email protected])

Golf (Boys)*

June

Aug. 22th

Erik Monahan, [email protected]

Varsity/JV Football (Coed)

June

Aug. 17th

Mark Landes, [email protected]

Freshman Football (Coed)

June

Aug. 17th

Neil Buckmaster, [email protected]d405.org

Soccer (Girls)*

June

Aug. 22th

Peter Cochran, [email protected]

Swimming (Girls)

June

Aug. 22th

Ashley McAllister, [email protected]

Dive (Girls)

June

Aug. 22th

Alejandra Fuentes, [email protected]

Tennis (Boys)*

June

Aug. 22th

Phyllis Gill [email protected]

Volleyball (Girls)*

June

Aug. 22th

Vance Kalingo, [email protected]

Water Polo (Boys)

June

Aug. 22th

Ed Brovick, [email protected]

Cheer (Coed)*

June

Early April

Amanda Pardee, [email protected]

Dance/Drill*

June

Late April

Cassandra Beecher, [email protected]

WINTER SPORT

Register

1st Day

Basketball (Boys)*

October

Nov. 14th

Chris O’Connor [email protected]

Basketball (Girls)*

October

Nov. 14th

Noah Wulbert [email protected]

October

Nov. 7th

Kate Andrews [email protected]

Swimming (Boys)

October

Nov. 14th

Andy Hay [email protected]

Dive (Boys)

October

Nov. 14th

Alejandra Fuentes, [email protected]

Wrestling (Coed)

October

Nov. 14th

Joey Gomez, [email protected]

SPRING SPORT

Register

1st Day

Baseball (Boys)*

Feb. 27th Feb. 27th

Tate Seefried, [email protected]

Badminton (Girls)

January January

Golf (Girls)*

January

Feb. 27th

Tori Marcum [email protected]

Soccer (Boys)*

January

Feb. 27th

Ron Feary, [email protected]

Softball (Girls)

January

Feb. 27th

Heather Tracy [email protected]

Tennis (Girls)*

January

Feb. 27th

Phyllis Gill, [email protected]

Track & Field (Coed)

January

Feb. 27th

John Hill, [email protected]

Lacrosse (Boys)

January

Feb. 27th

John Baumann, [email protected]

January

Feb. 27th

Erin O’Dwyer, [email protected]

January

Feb. 27th

FALL SPORT

Gymnastics (Girls)

Lacrosse (Girls)

HEAD COACH & EMAIL

HEAD COACH & EMAIL

HEAD COACH & EMAIL

Jens Lander [email protected]

Evan Kaseguma, [email protected] Water Polo (Girls) *Indicates Cut Sport (not everyone makes the team): Must be present at tryouts to make the team, cut number subject to change depending on the number trying out.

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ATHLETIC/ACTIVITY CODE Policy 2151 and Procedure 2151P INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES: ATHLETICS/ACTIVITIES CODE The Athletics/Activities Code is in effect from the time a student is enrolled in any one of the district’s high schools until the student graduates from any one of the district’s high schools. Sanctions issued under this procedure will be implemented by the school principal or assistant principal in consultation with other staff as appropriate. If a student commits an infraction of this Code, but is not currently involved in a sport/activity, the sanction will be applied in the next consecutive sports season in which the student participates. If the student does not participate in a sport/activity within a calendar year, the sanction will not be applied. Participation is defined as follows: the student must report for try-outs and complete the season in order to serve the sanction that has been imposed. Sanctions are cumulative throughout a student’s high school years and will not start over each year. Sanctions apply to the sport and the activity, if the student participates in both concurrently during a given school year. If a sanction to be imposed would overlap with a time when the student is ineligible to participate in a sport or activity for reasons including but not limited to, grades, injury, or practice requirements, the sanction will not begin until the student becomes eligible to participate. Students who participate in athletics and/or activities, are expected to set a positive example for all students by their actions and to promote a positive school atmosphere free from alcohol, marijuana, tobacco, and controlled substances and refrain from their unlawful use. Any unlawful use of controlled substances, alcohol, marijuana, and tobacco is a violation of the Code. For the purpose of this procedure, alcohol, marijuana, and controlled substances are treated alike. The sanction for the first violation is a suspension from competition ranging 20% - 50% of regular season contests and/or playoff season, as long as the student participates in an assessment by a Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor/Agency and follows any recommendations and/or treatment. If the student does not participate in an assessment, the suspension remains in place for one calendar year from the date of the violation. Because it may not be feasible or practical to apply a comparable percentage sanction to a student participant for a violation of this Code in a non-sport (examples include drill, cheer, debate) or cocurricular activity that is part of credit course for grade (examples include drama, music, journalism, art), the principal or assistant principal will determine what an appropriate sanction will be for the non-sport activity and/or co-curricular event portion of the activity commensurate with the nature of the non-sport or co-curricular activity, the student’s offense, honesty, and his/her own conduct, and/or other relevant factors. In addition, students who exhibit any of the behaviors that rise to the level of exceptional misconduct as defined in Policy and Procedure 3241 (Classroom Management, Discipline and Corrective Action) may also be subject to sanctions under this Code. The principal or assistant principal may determine an appropriate sanction commensurate with the nature of the activity, the student’s offense, honesty, and his/her own conduct, and/or other relevant factors.

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Grade Point Requirement Student athletes are required to maintain a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) in the semester preceding participation in order to participate in a sport and/or activity. Students who do not initially meet this expectation will be granted a probationary period (during the sport/activity season) to show that progress is being made to reach this standard. During the probationary period, any student may practice, but only those who demonstrate progress may compete. Absences and Student Athletes Student athletes are expected to be in attendance on days of practices and competitions. Coaches are provided with a daily printout of attendance to ensure their athletes are eligible to practice or compete based on the following: •

Students must attend a minimum of (5) classes for a 7-period schedule (Monday, Tuesday & Friday)



Students must attend a minimum of (4) classes for a 6-period schedule



Students must attend a minimum of (2) classes for a 3-period schedule (Wednesday)



Students must attend a minimum of (3) classes for a 4-period schedule (Thursday)

In rare, extreme and extenuating circumstances beyond the control of the student, eligibility to practice or compete may be granted in advance on a case-by-case basis. Appeals Process A student athlete who wishes to appeal the imposition of an Athletic/Activities Code sanction may appeal the decision at the school level by requesting an appeal conference with the Principal. If the school decision was made by the Principal or was upheld by the Principal, the student athlete may request an appeal conference with the District Athletics and Activities Director and is entitled due process rights outlined in WAC 392-400-240 (Discipline – Grievance procedure). If an appeal is related to a second or third violation of controlled substance use, and the athlete competes in a sport sanctioned by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA), the appeal is made to the Executive Director of the WIAA.

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BELLEVUE HIGH PTSA visit our website http://www.bellevuehighptsa.com WHY PTSA? Join PTSA and become part of our local unit, state association and the larger National PTSA. By joining your voice is added to tens of thousands across Washington and millions across the United States as advocates for children. Vision: Making every child's potential a reality Mission: PTSA is a powerful voice for all children. PTSA is a relevant resource for families and communities. PTSA is a strong advocate for the well-being and education of every child. To join PTSA visit our web site at http://www.bellevuehighptsa.com/wp/payments

THE BLAST Get the latest news and information – the Blast Sign up for the Blast – our twice weekly online newsletter To sign up visit the Blast page on our web site: www.bellevuehighptsa.com/wp/the-blast/ Click “Sign Up” to receive the Blast newsletter

WOLVERINE GUARD Wolverine Guard is a PTSA sponsored award that recognizes students who perform 100+ hours of community service in a 12 month period from May 1 to April 30. Each student who reports their hours will earn the Wolverine Guard Certificate and will be invited to a reception to honor their accomplishment. If you earn the Wolverine Guard for 2 or more years, students will be honored with a navy and gold cord at graduation. For more about Wolverine Guard visit our web site at: http://www.bellevuehighptsa.com/wp/misc/wolverine-guard/ Guidelines can be found on the back of the Wolverine Guard form on our website: http://www.bellevuehighptsa.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Wolverine-Guard-2011-2012.pdf The deadline is April 30, 2017

PTSA GRANTS PTSA encourages teachers, parents, staff and students to submit grant requests for projects, programs, materials and equipment to enrich the educational experience of Bellevue High students. Our goal is to benefit the students of Bellevue High School in the areas of Academics, Athletics, Activities, and Administration. There will be two grant cycles

Fall grant request deadline: November 2016 (exact date TBD) Spring grant request deadline: March 2016 (exact date TBD)

Visit the Grants page for more information: http://www.bellevuehighptsa.com/wp/grants/

REFLECTIONS Reflections is a National and local PTSA cultural arts competition. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own original works. For more about Reflections visit the Washington State PTSA web site at: http://www.wastatepta.org/programs/reflections/forms.html or contact Julee Johnson [email protected]

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POLICIES AND PROCEDURES AND SCHOOL GUIDELINES

ACADEMIC HONESTY Bellevue High School places high expectations and great emphasis on academic excellence. True achievement and advancement can only be made when students are honest and follow high ethical values, not only when testing, but in writing, presenting ideas, and any aspect of education occurring on or off campus. Grades must be a veritable indication and measure of students’ own work and knowledge. Academic dishonesty falls under two categories: Cheating and Plagiarism. CHEATING includes, but is not limited to: •

Copying test answers OR providing test answers



Sharing test questions and answers



Possessing or using crib or cheat sheets and body art



Deliberately missing a class period to avoid an assignment or test



Acquiring a test, or removing it from the room when not permitted



Copying all or part of another person’s homework



Presenting another person’s work as your own



Providing/allowing the copying of homework



Using Cliff/Spark Notes instead of reading text



Receiving help on an assignment designated as only to be done by you



Using electronic devices for any of the purposes listed here

PLAGIARISM includes, but is not limited to: •

Using another writer’s words and/or without proper citation. If you use another writer’s words and/or ideas, you must place quotation marks around the quoted material and include a footnote or other indication of the source of the quotation.



Citing your source but reproducing the exact words of a printed source without quotation marks. You must use quotation marks when using or incorporating the exact words from a printed text.



Borrowing all or part of another student’s paper or outline to be used for your own.



Using a paper-writing “service” or having a friend write the paper for you. Cheating and Plagiarism will result in disciplinary action. Please see the BSD board policy 3241P exhibit B for more information.

Disciplinary action for cheating or plagiarism may include the following: First Offense:

Student receives a failing grade on the test or assignment and the grade level administrator and parents/guardians are notified.

Second Offense:

Student receives a failing grade on the test or assignment and is referred to an administrator for school-based disciplinary action.

Third Offense:

Student receives a failing grade for the test or assignment, school-based disciplinary action assigned, and the students may be required to meet with the counselor and grade level administrator before returning to the class.

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Policy 3122 and Procedure 3122P ATTENDANCE POLICY & GUIDELINES: EXCUSED AND UNEXCUSED ABSENCES Excused Absences All student absences will be classified as excused or unexcused. Absences for the following reasons will be excused if there is timely verification (within 2 school days upon return) of such reasons provided to the school: 1. Illness or medical emergency. 2. Family emergencies. 3. Observances of established special days of a religious calendar. 4. Pre-arranged medical and dental appointments. 5. Pre-arranged school-sponsored activities, such as field trips. 6. Absences which, according to the discretion of the principal, or his/her designee, after consulting with the parent, guardian, or adult student, may be deemed appropriate but not covered in the above-stated instances for a maximum of five days. In order for an absence to be excused, parent/guardian(s) or adult student must communicate an excuse statement to the school according to the school’s submission guidelines. Unexcused Absences In accordance with RCW 28A.225.010, after two unexcused absences within any month a conference will be held between the parent, student and principal or designee for remediation/problem solving. No later than the student’s fifth unexcused absence in a month the district will enter into an agreement with the student and parents/guardians that establishes school attendance requirements. The district will file a petition and affidavit with the juvenile court alleging a violation of RCW 28A.225.010. If the above action fails to correct the attendance problem, the following truancy petition procedure will apply only to students under the age of eighteen: No later than the seventh unexcused absence within any month during the current school year, or upon the tenth unexcused absence during the current school year, the district will file a petition with the juvenile court alleging a violation of RCW 28A.225.010 by the parent, student or parent and student in accordance with the direction given by the juvenile court and the prosecuting attorney’s office. Tardies Students are expected to be in class on time. This means that students are expected to be in their classrooms, in their seats, and ready for class at the beginning of the class. Secondary students: When a student's tardiness becomes frequent or disruptive, the student may be referred to the principal or counselor and may be subject to corrective action. Each school may determine at what point in the class a tardy turns into an absence. Early Release Students are expected to remain in class until the end of the class. This means that students are expected to be in their classrooms, engaged in the learning, until the students have been dismissed by the teacher. Secondary students: When a student leaves class or school early without permission or it becomes frequent or disruptive, the student may be referred to the principal or counselor and may be subject to corrective action. Each school may determine the point in the class at which the early release turns into an absence. Elementary students: Every three unexcused early releases will equal an unexcused absence. These unexcused absences will be treated like all other unexcused absences. Sanctions

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All sanctions imposed for failure to comply with the attendance policies and procedures will be implemented in accordance with state and district regulations regarding corrective action or punishment consistent with Policy 3421 and Procedure 3241P (Classroom Management, Corrective Actions or Punishment) Loss of Credit High school or middle school students taking classes for high school credit with excessive absences in a semester may be subject to loss of credit for that class. Absences caused by a student’s observance of established religious holidays, student’s participation in school-sponsored activities, or out-of-school suspension shall not be counted among the absences. Principals considering imposing loss of credit must confer with the Supervisor of Pupil Management prior to imposing a loss of credit. The Becca Bill: Washington State Truancy Law The Attendance office, administrators and counselors will ensure that Bellevue High School complies with the state truancy law, RCW 28A 225. The law requires parents to cause their student(s) to attend school regularly and to provide valid justification to the school when their student(s) is absent. Bellevue High School will notify parents/guardians of unexcused absences. Students may be subject to consequences such as conferences, detention, in-school suspension, or loss of credit due to continued unexcused absences. Accommodations such as a schedule change will also be considered. BHS STUDENT’S RESPONSIBILITIES FOR ATTENDANCE ISSUES 1. Returning to school after an absence: Parents/guardians shall notify the Attendance Office with the dates and reason for the absence by phone, e-mail, or written note. Unexcused absences, including skipping any classes, will result in school discipline. 2. Make-up Work: Students have the right to make up work after an excused absence. It must be done in a timely manner and students may be assigned to tutorial to make up missed work. Teachers determine the amount of time given to complete make-up work. Teachers are not required to give you the opportunity to make up work for unexcused absences. 3. Pre-arranged absences: All absences related to non-school activities must be pre-arranged. The pre-arranged absence form can be obtained from the Attendance Office. The form requires signatures from an administrator, teachers, and a parent/guardian. 4. Family Vacations During School Sessions: Families should not schedule vacations to occur while school is still in session. If a family vacation must occur while school is in session, it must be pre-arranged. The pre-arranged absence form must be completed and turned in 5 school days prior to the absence. Prearranged absences due to vacation for more than five days in a school year will not be approved. Failure to follow procedure will result in an unexcused absence. 5. Students who are 18 years old or older: Once you turn 18, you may obtain a form from the Attendance Office indicating you wish to write your own notes for excused absences. The form requires signatures from your parent/guardian and you. The privilege of signing notes may be rescinded by the administration for just cause. 6. Signing out of school: If you have an appointment and must leave during the school day, you need to bring a note from home to the Attendance Office before school. You will then receive a note excusing you from class for your appointment, which you will then present to your teacher in order to be let out of class. BHS TARDY POLICY Bellevue High School students need to be in class and ready to learn at the bell. Students are tardy if they arrive between the time the bell rings and 10 minutes into class. If a student arrives after 10 minutes of class he/she will be marked as absent. Students who leave early from class will be marked absent.

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COMPUTER NETWORK ACCESS

Bellevue High has a fully functioning computer networking system. Access to this network, or BSDNET, is a privilege, not a right. Access is limited to ACADEMIC use only. Students are assumed to have parent permission to access the Internet unless parents sign and return the appropriate form. All students who access the Internet must agree to abide by student use guidelines. Students may not access their own personal accounts from private Internet providers via BSDNET. Violations of student access rules will be dealt with under the provisions of Policy 3241. Penalties may include suspension or revocation of network access and related privileges. Important personal safety issues arise when accessing computer networks. For this reason, pay attention to the following guidelines: • Personal information such as addresses and telephone numbers should remain confidential when communicating on BSDNET. • Students should never make appointments to meet people in person without district and parent permission. • Students should notify their teachers or other adults whenever they come across information or messages that are dangerous, inappropriate, or make them feel uncomfortable.

STUDENT DRESS CODE

Procedure 3224P

The student and parent/guardian(s) may determine the student's personal dress and grooming standards, provided that the student's dress and grooming does not: A. Lead school officials to reasonably believe that such dress or grooming will disrupt, interfere with, disturb, or detract from the school environment or activity and/or educational objectives; B. Create a health or other hazard to the student's safety or to the safety of others Examples of student dress that are prohibited include but are not limited to clothing that: A. States or implies intimidation, discrimination, or ridicule based on a legally protected status such as race or gender; B. Displays words, pictures, or references to profanity, alcohol or marijuana, tobacco, illegal drugs, weapons, or sexual innuendo; C. Displays words, pictures, or references that create an atmosphere in which a student, staff, or other person's well-being is affected by undue pressure, behavior, intimidation, overt gesture, threat of violence, gang membership or affiliation. The principal, as well as the teacher, advisor, coach, or other person(s) in charge of a curricular, cocurricular or extracurricular activity, may regulate the dress and grooming of students who participate in the curricular, co-curricular, or extra-curricular activity if the principal, teacher, advisor, coach, or other person(s) in charge reasonably believes that the student's dress or grooming: A. Will disrupt, interfere with, disturb, or detract from the school environment or activity and/or educational objectives; or B. Creates a hazard to the student's safety or to the safety of others If the student's dress or grooming is objectionable under these provisions, the principal, teacher, advisor, coach, or other person(s) will request that the student make appropriate corrections. If the student refuses, the principal will notify the parent, if reasonably possible, and request that the parent make the necessary correction. If both the student and parent refuse, the principal may take appropriate corrective action

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ASSEMBLY CONDUCT EXPECTATIONS The purposes of BHS assemblies are to generate positive school spirit and to recognize students’ contributions to our program. Therefore, please remember the following: • Leave all books and materials in the class from which you are dismissed. • Report directly to the gym so the assembly can start on time. • No food or drinks are allowed in the gym during an assembly. • Classes sit, by grade, in designated sections. • Stand, remove hats, and refrain from talking during the Pledge or Anthem • Listen respectfully when the emcee is introducing people or making a presentation • Cheer when the cheerleaders prompt you to do so. Enjoy yourselves but NOT at someone else’s expense. Negative chants are not appropriate and will not be tolerated. • Stay seated in the bleachers until the emcee dismisses your section. LIBRARY INFORMATION The Library staff supports your class work by providing instruction in using both electronic and hard copy resources. Students are assisted in becoming information literate—knowing the best sources to use and how to use and cite them. Open foods or beverages are not allowed in the Library. While in the library, students are expected to quietly read, write, do homework, or study. LOCKERS You have the privilege of the use of a locker to store school-related materials and supplies during the school year. The locker assigned to you is for your convenience only; it is not required that you have a locker. Lockers are available on first come, first served basis with priority given to freshmen and sophomores. The Bellevue School District and Bellevue High School assume no responsibility for lost or stolen property that you put in your locker. Report thefts or vandalism to the Main Office or the SRO. The BHS School Resource Officer will follow up on your report. Lockers may be inspected or searched by school officials at any time without prior notice. Law enforcement, including narcotics/explosives detection police dogs, may also inspect or search lockers. Misuse, abuse, or damage to your locker may result in the loss of privilege to use it. The locker must be cleared at the end of the school year or if a student withdraws during the school year. The contents left in the locker will be donated to charity. To assure the safety and security of any items in your locker: • Be sure the locker is locked after each use (Spin it!). Do not pre-set the combination for a quick opening. • Do not give the combination to anyone. • Do not let anyone use or share the locker. • Do not trade or exchange lockers without informing the Main Office. • ONLY the official occupant can request repairs. We recommend that you avoid leaving valuable possessions, cash, or credit cards in your locker. BE SURE TO KEEP YOUR BELONGINGS IN YOUR ASSIGNED LOCKER ONLY. If you have a problem with your locker, report this immediately to the Main Office. If necessary, we will change the locker combination for you. HOW TO OPERATE YOUR LOCKER: 1. Turn the dial 3 times to the right and stop on the first number of the sequence.

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2. 3. 4.

Turn the dial to the left, pass the first number of the sequence and stop on the second number. Turn the dial to the right and stop on the third number of the sequence. Pull up the shackle. If the locker door does not open, try again being very accurate. After third attempt, see locker manager for help.

PERSONAL PROTECTION SPRAY DEVICES State law requires that students ages 14-17 have parent permission to carry PPSDs to school. Contact the Bellevue School District for more information and approval. PHONES AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES No cell phones or electronic devices are allowed during class time. This means that these should not be heard, seen, or used for any purpose within the classroom or outside of the classroom (e.g., hallways) during scheduled class times. (This includes headphones). Phones and electronic devices are also not allowed during assemblies. Consequences: 1st Violation: The electronic device will be confiscated and returned after 3:05 pm on the same school day by that staff member or a designated staff member (including Wednesdays). 2nd Violation: A parent/guardian must pick up the device from an administrator in the Main Office. 3rd Violation and subsequent violations of the policy: A parent/guardian must pick up the device from an administrator and a Wednesday detention will be assigned. IMPORTANT: Cell phones and other electronic devices (iPods, PSPs, MP3 players, laptops, etc.) which are brought to school are brought at the student’s own risk. Students need to understand that they are easily stolen or taken from your possession. No administrative time will be used on stolen items. Please contact the police department for follow through. POSTING AND DISTRIBUTION OF MATERIALS Administration must sign off on all distributions or postings on campus (BSD Policy 4060). Once approved, materials posted on walls must be secured with tape provided by the Activities Office. Materials are not to be posted on windows or display cases. Materials that are posted in undesignated areas or that are not in compliance with district policy will be removed. Display cases are to be used for classroom or club displays with teacher or advisor approval only. METRO PASS INFORMATION & PRIVILEGES Metro Bus Passes are issued to students who are eligible. Please review Metro Bus Pass rules and regulations issued by the Bellevue School District Transportation Office. For answers to other questions about transportation, call Bellevue High School (425-456-7000) or the District Transportation Office (425-456-4512). SKATEBOARDS, SCOOTERS, ROLLERBLADES AND BICYCLES Skateboards, scooters, and rollerblades may not be ridden or carried on campus. They should be kept in your school locker during the day. Bicycles must be parked and locked during school hours.

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Bellevue High School Parking Policy GENERAL PARKING RULES 1.

All fines must be paid prior to purchasing a parking permit. Fines may be paid before or after school or during lunch or online.

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Students must present a copy for the school to keep of all drivers’ valid license & proof of insurance for a permit to be issued.

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The student parking fee is $100. Running Start & students attending WANIC classes at other schools must have a permit to park at Bellevue. Non Bellevue WANIC students with a completed registration form and signed parking contract may park for free in student designated areas with a WANIC parking permit. Should a non-Bellevue WANIC student accumulate more than two fines, privileges will be revoked. Permit fees may be paid with cash or check. Parking fees are non-refundable.

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All students and parents must read, complete, sign, and date the parking application.

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Students must return the form on the assigned days in June or August for carpools or August for non-carpools. Once capacity is reached, a waiting list will be started, and permits will be issued at the approval of the principal. The Carpooling Contract must be completed in order to share a permit. Public transportation is also encouraged.

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Before filling out the application, please read the Bellevue School District Parking Policy and the Bellevue High School Parking Policy. Obtain the required signatures on the application.

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Priority will be given to carpools.

BELLEVUE SCHOOL DISTRICT PARKING POLICY "By issuance of this permit, the Bellevue School District does not assume liability for any property damage to any private automobile parked on the property. The owner/operator(s) of all private vehicles accept responsibility for their own property & agree they are parking at their own risk." Please Note: Bellevue High School administrators have the right to search your vehicle upon request if it is on Bellevue High School property. The vehicles are also subject to random sweeps by canine units trained in detecting illegal substances. What are the Rules & Consequences for violations? Parking citations carry a minimum $30 fine, depending on the severity and/or frequency. Additional penalties and/or discipline consequences up to and including temporary or permanent loss of parking privileges will be issued for the following: 1.

Parking without a valid & visible permit. All parking permits must be clearly and completely displayed inside on the rear view mirror or on the dash.

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Improper parking of vehicle, including not properly parking in the stall (taking more than one place or blocking accessibility), parking in restricted areas (fire lanes, bus lanes, handicap only, staff or visitor parking areas, the bus turn-around area, grass etc), or not parking in assigned parking area.

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Moving violation (speeding, unsafe driving, running a stop sign, or misuse of vehicle). The speed limit in the parking lots is 10 MPH.

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Falsification, misrepresentation, reselling, or possession of another student's parking permit.

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Students may not borrow, loan, or resell parking permits to other students. Parking privileges may be suspended or revoked for these acts and additional fees imposed.

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A fine will be issued for parking in a handicapped space without a valid and visible state handicapped parking permit, issued to the driver of the car. Car is subject to ticket and/or impound from the Police Department.

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If you wish to dispute a parking ticket you receive, you must do so with the parking supervisor, within five (5) days. No changes will be made for tickets older than five school days. Disputing a parking ticket does not necessarily result in a reduction or elimination of the fine imposed.

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For a student with more than three ticket violations, a referral will be written, and parents will be contacted. A towing warning letter may be issued.

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Parking fines must be paid by the end of each quarter or the parking permit may be revoked until the parking fines are paid. No reimbursement will be given if the parking permit is revoked.

10. A student may not have a handicapped parking pass and play on a sport team without prior approval from the principal. Repeated violators may be towed at the owner's expense. Violations and sanctions are specifically detailed in the Discipline Policy. Cars towed will be assessed a fine from Bellevue in addition to fees charged by the other agencies. What happens if my parking permit is stolen or lost? A. Students will be allowed to replace a lost or stolen parking permit once at a cost of $10. The original permit will be voided and a new permit issued. B.

If your permit is stolen, submit a report of the theft with the security officer immediately.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS •

What do I do if someone is in my parking space? o



I don’t have a parking space, but I have to drive to school for one day because of an appointment, family emergency, etc? o



All cars must be registered with the parking supervisor. NEW VEHICLE REGISTRATION forms are available in the Main Office for registering additional vehicles. License plate numbers may be verified with the Washington Department of Licenses.

What can I do if I believe the ticket I received was an error or mistake? o



Come to the Main Office and complete an EMERGENCY DAY PARKING form the day before the day you have requested parking. The cost for emergency day parking is $5.00, payable to the Accountant. This must be approved and signed by the Parking Supervisor and placed on your dashboard while you are parked in an approved spot on campus.

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Please come to the Main Office and complete a SOMEONE IS PARKED IN MY SPACE form. We will give you information on where to park.

Ticket appeals may be made to the parking specialist in the Main Office within 2 school days of ticket issuance. Late notice of a mistakenly issued ticket may not result in a removal of the fine. Failure on the student’s part to register a vehicle or properly inform the Parking Supervisor of another vehicle parked in their space is not a valid excuse to have a fine removed from their student account.

Whom do I contact if I have questions or concerns? o

Please come to the Main Office and ask to speak with the parking specialist.

Parking in Bellevue High School parking lots requires Administrative approval. If you park in a BHS parking lot, you may only park in your designated space and are not eligible to obtain a Metro Bus Pass. By issuance of a permit, Bellevue School District and/or Bellevue High School do not assume any liability for any property damage to any private vehicle parked on its property. The owner(s)/operator(s) of all private vehicles accept responsibility for their own property and agree they are parking at their own risk.

VISITORS ON CAMPUS Bellevue High does not allow students to bring non-BHS students onto campus for the purpose of attending classes. If a non-student is meeting you or picking you up, have him/her remain in their car and wait for you in the front load/unload zone. ALL VISITORS MUST SIGN IN AT THE MAIN OFFICE.

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STUDENT RIGHTS, REGULATIONS AND CONSEQUENCES FOR UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR Students who are unable to meet the expectations of Bellevue High School will be given assistance to change their behavior. Treating people fairly does not mean treating everyone the same. This allows for flexibility in applying consequences in order to best meet the needs and individual situations of each person. In some cases, state and local laws or Bellevue School District policies specifically mandate consequences. Specific policies, as well as the Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities are included in this handbook.

CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT PLAN All teachers will distribute “Class Expectations” at the beginning of the year/semester. Students and parents will read and sign the document. The students will keep a copy and a copy will be posted in each classroom. 1st Offense of “Class Expectations”: •

Teacher will have a one-on-one conference with student.

2nd Offense of “Class Expectations”: •

Teacher will schedule an additional conference with student at a mutually convenient time. Teacher will also document event.

3rd Offense of “Class Expectations”: •

Teacher will communicate concerns directly with parents via phone or email. Teacher will assign an after-school detention. Teacher will document time, date, and conference notes.

If specific consequences are not pre-determined, an incremental approach may be taken, using the following range of disciplinary action: Warning

Counseling with the student

Lunch detention

Wednesday Detention

Parent/student/teacher conference

Reassignment

Referral to outside agencies

Suspension

NOTE: Disciplinary action may be reflected in a student’s college application process. Bellevue High School abides by the National Association for College Admission Counseling Statement of Principles of Good Practice. We will report any significant change in candidates’ academic status or qualifications, including personal conduct record, which occurs between the time of recommendation and graduation if requested by a college/university application.

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Bellevue School District Policies and Procedures Bellevue School District Policies and Procedures What follows are excerpts from the procedures of critical Bellevue School District (BSD) policies where publication/notification is either required or encouraged. Complete policies and procedures can be found in the BSD’s digital policy and procedure manual found on the District website: http://www.bsd405.org/about-us/policies-procedures.aspx POLICY 3241 AND PROCEDURE 3241P (CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT, CORRECTIVE ACTIONS AND PUNISHMENT) The District is committed to ensuring a safe and productive learning environment in which students are provided every opportunity to learn. In order to ensure that each and every student has equitable access to educational services and that student behavior does not result in a loss in educational services, the District has eliminated short-term suspensions and providing access to educational services during long-term suspensions and non-emergency expulsions. The District is also committed to reducing the disproportional impact of out-of-school suspensions and expulsions on any identifiable group of students including those with disabilities. The District will achieve its commitments by the application of positive behavior supports and principles, while recognizing that there will be times when the application of corrective action is necessary. When applying corrective action, principals use sound professional judgment to determine appropriate corrective action that is consistent with the District mission and goals, in in the best interest of students and anchored in sound theory and practice. Principals will ensure that corrective action is consistent, fair, balanced, progressive in nature, and considers the developmental level of the student. The application of corrective action is at the discretion of principals.

The district reserves the right to refer to the appropriate non-school agency any act or conduct of its students which may constitute a crime under federal, state, county or local law. Appeal Process: In-School Suspensions: There are three levels of grievance/appeal within the school district to contest in-school suspensions: (1) A building-level grievance to the principal: The student and/or parent/guardian have the right to an informal conference with the building principal or his/her designee. (2) A district-level grievance: Subsequent to the building-level grievance, the student and/or parent/guardian have the right, within three school business days after receipt

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of the principal’s decision, to present district-level grievance to the Executive Director of the student’s school ; and (3) An appeal to the district Disciplinary Appeal Council: Subsequent to the districtlevel grievance, the student and/or parent/guardian have the right, to present a written and/or oral appeal to the district Disciplinary Appeal Council. The student and/or the parent/guardian must notify the Executive Director of the student’s school within two school business days of receiving their decision of intent to grieve. The district Disciplinary Appeal Council will notify the student and/or parent/guardian of its response to the grievance within ten school business days after the date of the appeal. In-school suspensions will be imposed notwithstanding implementation of the above grievance/appeal procedures. Long-Term Suspension and Non-Emergency Expulsion: There are two levels of grievance/appeal within the school district to contest long-term suspension and nonemergency expulsions: (1) A hearing before the District Hearing Officer: To initiate this hearing, the student and/or his/her parent/guardian must submit a written request for a hearing to the appropriate Executive Director or Supervisor of Pupil Management on or before the expiration of the third school business day after receipt of the notice of opportunity for a hearing. (2) An appeal before the district Disciplinary Appeal Council: Subsequent to a hearing before the District Hearing Officer, the student and/or parent/guardian have the right, within three school business days after receipt of the District Hearing Officer’s decision, to present a written appeal of the decision to the appropriate Executive Director. If a written appeal is not received within the required three school business days, the long-term suspension or non-emergency expulsion may be imposed as of the calendar day following expiration of the three school business days. If a written appeal is received within the required three business days, the long-term suspension or non-emergency expulsion may be imposed during the appeal period subject to the conditions and limitations described in WAC 392-400-310(4). If a written appeal is received within the required three school business days, the district Disciplinary Appeal Council will schedule and hold an informal conference to review the matter within ten school days after the date of receipt of the appeal. The purpose of the informal conference will be to meet and confer with the parties in order to decide upon the most appropriate means of disposing of the appeal. Emergency Expulsion: There are two levels of grievance/appeal within the District to contest emergency expulsions: (1) A hearing before the District Hearing Officer: To initiate this hearing, the student and/or parent/guardian must submit a written request for a hearing to the appropriate Executive Director or Supervisor of Pupil Management within three school business days after the receipt of the notice of opportunity for a hearing. If a request for a hearing is not received within the required three school business days, the right to a

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hearing may be deemed to have been waived and the emergency expulsion may be continued as deemed necessary by the school district without any further opportunity for the student or parent/guardian to contest the matter. If a request for a hearing is received within the required three school days, the school district will immediately schedule and give notice of a hearing to commence as soon as reasonably possible and in no case later than the third school business day after receipt of the request for hearing. Within one school business day after the date upon which the hearing concludes, a decision as to whether or not the emergency expulsion shall be continued will be made, and the student’s legal counsel or the student and parent/guardian will be notified thereof by depositing a certified letter in the United States mail. An emergency expulsion may be continued following the hearing on the basis that the emergency situation continues and/or as corrective action for the action(s) giving rise to the emergency expulsion in the first instance. (2) An appeal before the district Disciplinary Appeal Council: Subsequent to a hearing before the District Hearing Officer, the student and/or parent/guardian, have the right, within three school business days after receipt of the District Hearing Officer’s decision, to request an appeal of the decision to the appropriate Executive Director. If a written appeal is not received within the required three school business days, then the right to appeal will be deemed to have been waived and no further appeal may be made. If a written appeal is received within the required three business days, the emergency expulsion may be imposed during the appeal period subject to the conditions and limitations described in WAC 392-400-310(4). If a written appeal is received within the required three school business days, the district Disciplinary Appeal Council will schedule and hold an informal conference to review the matter within ten school days after the date of receipt of the appeal. The purpose of the informal conference will be to meet and confer with the parties in order to decide upon the most appropriate means of disposing of the appeal. At that time, the student or parent/guardian or legal counsel shall be given the right to be heard and shall be granted the opportunity to present such witnesses and testimony as the district Disciplinary Appeal Council deems reasonable. After studying the hearing record or other material submitted, the district Disciplinary Appeal Council will render its decision within ten school business days after the date of the informal conference. An appeal from any decision of the district Disciplinary Appeal Council to impose or to affirm the imposition of an emergency expulsion shall be to the courts. Whether or not the decision of the district Disciplinary Appeal Council shall be postponed, pending an appeal to Superior Court shall be discretionary with the Disciplinary Appeal Council except as ordered otherwise by a court. POLICY 3207 AND PROCEDURE 3207P (PROHIBITION OF HARASSMENT, INTIMIDATION AND BULLYING)

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The Bellevue School District strives to provide students with optimal conditions for learning by maintaining a school environment where everyone is treated with respect and no one is physically or emotionally harmed. The District is committed to providing a safe and civil educational environment that is free from all types of discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment. In order to ensure respect and prevent harm, it is a violation of district policy for a student to be harassed, intimidated, or bullied by others in the school community, at school sponsored events, or when such actions create a substantial disruption to the educational process. The school community includes, but shall not be limited to, all students, school employees, school board members, contractors, unpaid volunteers, families, patrons, and other visitors. Student(s) will not be harassed because of their race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, socioeconomic status, gender, sexual orientation, including gender expression or identity, mental or physical disability, or other distinguishing characteristics. Any school staff who observes, overhears, or otherwise witnesses harassment, intimidation or bullying or to whom such actions have been reported must take prompt and appropriate action to stop the harassment and to prevent its reoccurrence. Definitions Harassment, intimidation or bullying is any intentionally written message or image, including those that are electronically transmitted, verbal, or physical act, including but not limited to one shown to be motivated by race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, culture, gender, socio-economic status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, mental or physical disability, or other distinguishing characteristics, when an act: a. Physically harms a student or damages the student’s property; b. Has the effect of substantially interfering with a student’s education; c. Is so severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating or threatening educational environment; or d. Has the effect of substantially disrupting the orderly operation of the school. Discriminatory harassment includes conduct that is based on a student’s status as a member of a protected class and is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it limits or denies a student’s ability to participate in or benefit from the school’s education programs or activities. Sexual harassment as defined in this procedure, means unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, sexually motivated physical contact, or other verbal or physical conduct or communication of a sexual nature between two or more individuals if:

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a. Submission to that conduct or communication is made a term or condition, either explicitly or implicitly, of obtaining an education; b. Submission to or rejection of that conduct or communication by an individual is used as a factor in decisions affecting that individual's education, or c. That conduct or communication has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual's educational performance, or of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational environment. Staff Intervention All staff members will intervene when witnessing or receiving reports of harassment, intimidation or bullying. Minor incidents that staff are able to resolve immediately, or incidents that do not meet the definition of harassment, intimidation or bullying, may require no further action under this procedure. Regardless of the magnitude, all incidents shall be taken seriously and handled accordingly. Filing an Incident Reporting Form Any student who believes he or she has been the target of unresolved, severe, or persistent harassment, intimidation or bullying, or any other person in the school community who observes or receives notice that a student has or may have been the target of unresolved, severe, or persistent harassment, intimidation or bullying may report incidents verbally or in writing to any staff member. In order to protect a targeted student from retaliation, a student need not reveal his or her identity on an Incident Reporting Form. The form may be filed anonymously (example: an unsigned letter dropped on a teacher’s desk), confidentially (example: a student reports bullying, but asks that nobody know who reported the incident), or non-confidentially (the student may choose to disclose his or her identity). Investigations of Unresolved, Severe, or Persistent Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying All reports of unresolved, severe, or persistent harassment, intimidation or bullying will be investigated with reasonable promptness. Any student may have a trusted adult with them throughout the report and investigation process. 1. Upon receipt of the Incident Reporting Form that alleges unresolved, severe, or persistent harassment, intimidation or bullying, the school or district designee will begin the investigation. If there is potential for clear and immediate physical harm to the complainant, the district will immediately contact law enforcement and inform the parent/guardian.

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2. During the course of the investigation, the district will take reasonable measures to ensure that no further incidents of harassment, intimidation or bullying occur between the complainant and the alleged aggressor. If necessary, the district will implement a safety plan for the student(s) involved. The plan may include changing seating arrangements for the complainant and/or the alleged aggressor in the classroom, at lunch, or on the bus; identifying a staff member who will act as a safe person for the complainant; altering the alleged aggressor’s schedule and access to the complainant, and other measures. 3. Within two (2) school days after receiving the Incident Reporting Form, the school designee will notify the families of the students involved that a complaint was received and direct the families to the district’s policy and procedure on harassment, intimidation and bullying. 4. In rare cases, where after consultation with the student and appropriate staff (such as a psychologist, counselor, or social worker) the district has evidence that it would threaten the health and safety of the complainant or the alleged aggressor to involve his or her parent/guardian, the district may initially refrain from contacting the parent/guardian in its investigation of harassment, intimidation and bullying. If professional school personnel suspect that a student is subject to abuse and neglect, they must follow district policy for reporting suspected cases to Child Protective Services. 5. The investigation will include, at a minimum: a. An interview with the complainant; b. An interview with the alleged aggressor(s); c. A review of any previous complaints involving either the complainant or the alleged aggressor(s); and d. Interviews with other students or staff members who may have knowledge of the alleged incident. e. An interview with the parent, as appropriate. 6. The principal or designee may determine that other steps must be taken before the investigation is complete. 7. The investigation will be completed as soon as practicable but generally no later than five (5) school days from the initial complaint or report. If more time is needed to complete an investigation, the district will provide the parent/guardian and/or the student with weekly updates. 8. No later than two (2) school days after the investigation has been completed and submitted to the compliance officer, the principal or

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designee will respond in writing or in person to the parent/guardian of the complainant and the alleged aggressor(s) stating: a. The results of the investigation; b. Whether the allegations were found to be factual; c. Whether there was a violation of policy; and d. The process for the complainant to file an appeal if the complainant disagrees with the results. Corrective Measures for the Aggressor After completion of the investigation, the school or district designee will institute any corrective measures necessary. Corrective measures will be instituted as quickly as possible, but in no event more than five (5) school days after contact has been made to the families or guardians regarding the outcome of the investigation. Depending on the severity of the conduct, corrective measures may include counseling, education, discipline, and/or referral to law enforcement. If the conduct was of a public nature or involved groups of students or bystanders, the district should strongly consider schoolwide training or other activities to address the incident. Support for the Targeted Student Persons found to have been subjected to harassment, intimidation or bullying will have appropriate district support services made available to them, and the adverse impact of the harassment on the student will be addressed and remedied as appropriate. Immunity/Retaliation No school employee, student, or volunteer may engage in reprisal or retaliation against a targeted student, witness, or other person who brings forward information about an alleged act of harassment, intimidation or bullying. Retaliation is prohibited and will result in appropriate discipline. Bellevue School District's Tip Reporting Service

Safe Schools Alert is a tip reporting system that allows students, staff, and parents to submit safety concerns to our administration four different ways: 1. Phone: 425.324.3875 2. Text: Text your tip to 425.324.3875 3. Email: [email protected] 4. Web: http://1177.alert1.us

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Easily report tips on bullying, harassment, drugs, vandalism or any safety issue you are concerned about. You can submit a tip anonymously online or by telephone. More information, including the SafeSchools Alert Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, is available online at http://1177.alert1.us. Thanks in advance for helping to make our school community a safer place to work and learn! We appreciate your support. 3210 AND PROCEDURE 3210P (NONDISCRIMINATION) Bellevue School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to designated youth groups. Alexa Allman, Director of Human Resources is the employee designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: 12111 NE 1st St. Bellevue, WA 98005, 425-456-4040, [email protected] Each student should have equal access to public education without discrimination. If parents, students, school staff, or community members believe that a student has experienced discrimination or discriminatory harassment, there are steps they can take to resolve these concerns. Under Procedure 3210P and WAC 392-190-065, a discrimination complaint or grievance is a written and signed complaint alleging discrimination based on any of the protected classes by a school or school district. The complaint must describe the specific acts, conditions, or circumstances that are alleged to be discriminatory and why the complainant believes that it is discrimination.

FILING A DISCRIMINATION, DISCRIMINDATORY HARASSMENT OR SEXUAL HARASSMENT COMPLAINT If you believe that you or your child have experienced unlawful discrimination, discriminatory harassment, or sexual harassment at school, you have the right to file a complaint under Washington State law and BSD Policies 3207 and 3210 and Procedures 3207P and 3210P. Before filing a complaint, you can discuss your concerns with your child’s principal or District’s Title IX Officer or Civil Rights Coordinator. If your child has a 504 plan, you may also opt to discuss with the District’s 504 Officer. Complaint to the School District Step 1. Write Out Your Complaint In most cases, complaints must be filed within one year from the date of the incident

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or conduct that is the subject of the complaint. A complaint must be in writing. Be sure to describe the conduct or incident, explain why you believe discrimination, discriminatory harassment, or sexual harassment has taken place, and describe what actions you believe the district should take to resolve the problem. Send your written complaint—by mail, fax, email, or hand delivery—to the district superintendent or civil rights compliance coordinator. Step 2: School District Investigates Your Complaint Once the district receives your written complaint, the coordinator will give you a copy of the complaint procedure and make sure a prompt and thorough investigation takes place. The superintendent or designee will respond to you in writing within 30 calendar days—unless you agree on a different time period. If your complaint involves exceptional circumstances that demand a lengthier investigation, the district will notify you in writing to explain why staff need a time extension and the new date for their written response. Step 3: School District Responds to Your Complaint In its written response, the district will include a summary of the results of the investigation, a determination of whether or not the district failed to comply with civil rights laws, notification that you can appeal this determination, and any measures necessary to bring the district into compliance with civil rights laws. Corrective measures will be put into effect within 30 calendar days after this written response—unless you agree to a different time period. Appeal to the School District If you disagree with the school district’s decision, you may appeal to the school district’s board of directors. You must file a notice of appeal in writing to the secretary of the school board within 10 calendar days after you received the school district’s response to your complaint. The school board will schedule a hearing within 20 calendar days after they received your appeal, unless you agree on a different timeline. The school board will send you a written decision within 30 calendar days after the district received your notice of appeal. The school board’s decision will include information about how to file a complaint with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). Complaint to OSPI If you do not agree with the school district’s appeal decision, state law provides the option to file a formal complaint with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). This is a separate complaint process that can take place if one of these two conditions has occurred: (1) you have completed the district’s complaint and appeal process, or (2) the district has not followed the complaint and appeal process correctly.

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You have 20 calendar days to file a complaint to OSPI from the day you received the decision on your appeal. You can send your written complaint to the Equity and Civil Rights Office at OSPI: Email: [email protected] Fax: 360-664-2967 Mail or hand deliver: PO Box 47200, 600 Washington St. S.E., Olympia, WA 985047200 For more information, visit www.k12.wa.us/Equity/Complaints.aspx, or contact OSPI’s Equity and Civil Rights Office at 360-725-6162/TTY: 360-664-3631 or by e-mail at [email protected] Other Discrimination Complaint Options Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education 206-607-1600 ǀ TDD: 1-800-877-8339 ǀ [email protected] ǀ www.ed.gov/ocr Washington State Human Rights 1-800-233-3247 ǀ TTY: 1-800-300-7525 ǀ www.hum.wa.gov

Contact your building administrator or civil rights coordinator.

File a complaint with the school district.

Complaint is written. Describes conduct or incident and why discrimination is believed to have taken place. What actions you believe the district should take to resolve the problem. • Deadline for filing a complaint is within 1 year after the incident or conduct.

File a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights (OCR): http://www2.ed.gov/about/ offices/list/ocr/docs/howto. html

School District Investigates the Complaint.

• Complaint can be resolved immediately instead of proceeding with the investigation.

Commission

File a complaint with the Human Rights Commission: http://www.hum.wa.gov/dis crimination-complaint

Contact the Equity and Civil Rights Office: 360-725-6162 ǀ TTY 360-664-3631 ǀ [email protected]

School District Responds to the Complaint

• Includes summary, determination, notification of appeal rights, measured necessary to bring the school district into compliance

POLICY 3122 AND PROCEDURE 3122P (EXCUSED AND UNEXCUSED ABSENCES) Excused Absences All student absences will be classified as excused or unexcused. Absences for the following reasons will be excused if there is timely verification (within 2 school days upon return) of such reasons provided to the school:

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1. Illness or medical emergency. 2. Family emergencies. 3. Observances of established special days of a religious calendar. 4. Pre-arranged medical and dental appointments. 5. Pre-arranged school-sponsored activities, such as field trips. 6. Absences which, according to the discretion of the principal, or his/her designee, after consulting with the parent, guardian, or adult student, may be deemed appropriate but not covered in the above-stated instances, generally for a maximum of five days. In order for an absence to be excused, parent/guardian(s) or adult student must communicate an excuse statement to the school according to the school’s submission guidelines. Unexcused Absences In accordance with RCW 28A.225.010, after two unexcused absences within any month a conference will be held between the parent, student and principal or designee for remediation/problem solving. No later than the student’s fifth unexcused absence in a month the district will enter into an agreement with the student and parents/guardians that establishes school attendance requirements. The district will file a petition and affidavit with the juvenile court alleging a violation of RCW 28A.225.010. If the above action fails to correct the attendance problem, the following truancy petition procedure will apply only to students under the age of eighteen: No later than the seventh unexcused absence within any month during the current school year, or upon the tenth unexcused absence during the current school year, the district will file a petition with the juvenile court alleging a violation of RCW 28A.225.010 by the parent, student or parent and student in accordance with the direction given by the juvenile court and the prosecuting attorney’s office. Tardies Students are expected to be in class on time. This means that students are expected to be in their classrooms, in their seats, and ready for class at the beginning of the class. Secondary students: When a student's tardiness becomes frequent or disruptive, the student may be referred to the principal or counselor and may be subject to corrective action. Each school may determine what point in the class a tardy turns into an absence.

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Elementary students: Every three unexcused tardies will equal an unexcused absence. These unexcused absences will be treated like all other unexcused absences. Early Release Students are expected to remain in class until the end of the class. This means that students are expected to be in their classrooms, engaged in the learning, until the teacher has dismissed the students. Secondary students: When a student leaves class or school early without permission or it becomes frequent or disruptive, the student may be referred to the principal or counselor and may be subject to corrective action. Each school may determine the point in the class at which the early release turns into an absence. Elementary students: Every three unexcused early releases will equal an unexcused absence. These unexcused absences will be treated like all other unexcused absences. Sanctions All sanctions imposed for failure to comply with the attendance policies and procedures will be implemented in accordance with state and district regulations regarding corrective action or punishment consistent with Policy 3421 and Procedure 3241P (Classroom Management, Corrective Actions or Punishment) ATHLETICS/ACTIVITIES CODE (POLICY 2151 AND PROCEDURE 2151P: INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES) A. Preamble The Bellevue School District (the District) is committed to ensuring an environment where all student participants (participants) have every opportunity to engage in programs aligned with the District’s Vision, Values, and Purpose for athletics and activities. It is also important to remember participation in extracurricular programs is not an entitlement. The district is committed to equitable access to extra-curricular activities for each and every participant and when necessary, an equitable application of corrective action(s) for participants at the discretion of building administrators (Principals or Assistant Principals) and/or Athletic/Activity Director. Corrective actions will be consistent with the District’s mission and goals and in the best interest of students. The building administrators (Principals or Assistant Principals) and/or Athletic/Activity Director will ensure that corrective action is consistent, fair and balanced; progressive in nature; and considers the developmental level of the participant.

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The Athletic/Activities Code of Conduct (the Code) takes effect when a participant enrolls in any of the District’s high school athletic and/or activity programs and ends when the participant graduates from any one of the District’s high schools. Violations under the Code throughout a participant’s high school years will lead to progressive corrective action(s), in terms of severity up to removal from extra-curricular programs. Each school, program, and activity will notify all participants about the Code, its requirements and corrective actions on an annual basis. B. Implementation of Corrective Action and Process Participants who exhibit any of the behaviors that rise to the level of exceptional misconduct as defined in Policy and Procedure 3241 (Classroom Management, Discipline and Corrective Action) may be subject to corrective action under the Code. A detailed description of how corrective actions are implemented can be found on line in Administrative Procedure 2151P. C. Alcohol, Drugs, and Other Mood Altering Substances Under Administrative Procedure 2151P (Interscholastic Activities), students who participate in athletics and/or activities are expected to refrain from the unlawful use of alcohol, marijuana, tobacco, and controlled substances. Any unlawful use of controlled substances, alcohol, marijuana, and tobacco is a violation of the Code. A detailed description of how corrective actions for alcohol, drugs, and other mood altering substances are implemented can be found on line in Administrative Procedure 2151P. D. Appeals of a Corrective Action A student athlete who wishes to appeal the imposition of this corrective action may appeal the decision. A detailed description of student appeal rights can be found on line in Administrative Procedure 2151P. Note: If the appeal relates to a second (or higher) violation of controlled substance use and the participant competes in a sport sanctioned by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA), and the participant wishes to gain eligibility for competition, then the participant must file a second appeal directly to the Executive Director of the WIAA. Note: It is important to note that a student does not retain the ability to participate in any capacity in the program/activity while awaiting an appeal of a corrective action. While waiting for an appeal hearing, the corrective action in question remains in place. Absences and Student Athletes: Student athletes are expected to attend school on days of practices and competitions. Coaches are provided with a daily printout of attendance to ensure their athletes are eligible to practice or compete based on the following: •

Students must attend a minimum of (5) classes for a 7-period schedule (Monday, Tuesday and Friday)

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• • •

Students must attend a minimum of (4) classes for a 6-period schedule Students must attend a minimum of (2) classes for a 3-period schedule (Wednesday) Students must attend a minimum of (3) classes for a 4-period schedule (Thursday)

In rare, extreme and extenuating circumstances beyond the control of the student, eligibility to practice or compete may be granted in advance on a case-by-case basis. Grade Point Requirement: Besides meeting WIAA academic standards to maintain eligibility during the current semester, BSD students shall maintain at minimum a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) while enrolled in at least six classes in order to participate in a sport and/or activity. The record at the end of the semester shall be final, except for credits earned and approved by the Bellevue School District. If a student-athlete’s cumulative GPA falls below 2.0, that student-athlete is academically ineligible and placed on suspension from competition for a probationary period. However, there may be unique and unusual circumstances that result in less than a 2.0 cumulative GPA. If any student, parent/guardian, teacher, coach, administrator and/or counselor, believes that there is such a circumstance, they may request a waiver of this requirement. Waiver information can be found on the Athletic and Activity department page: http://www.bsd405.org/departments/athleticsactivities/eligibility/. POLICY 4220 AND PROCEDURE 4200P (COMPLAINTS CONCERNING STAFF OR PROGRAMS) Every effort shall be made first by the student and/or parent/guardian to resolve concerns and complaints through informal communication between the student and other persons in the school or district who may be in a position to assist in resolving the student's concerns. If such informal procedures fail to provide an adjustment acceptable to the student, then the student may initiate formal complaint procedures. The district is committed to resolving concerns and complaints about school and district programs, policies, procedures, actions, and decisions of employees in an effective, efficient, and timely manner by initiating the complaint with the person(s) responsible for the program, event, action, or decision Complaints Complainants are entitled and encouraged to share their complaint(s) by scheduling a meeting or communicating, either orally or in writing, the issue(s) directly to the person responsible for the program, event, action, or decision.

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When addressing informal complaints, the involved parties should: A. Begin the conversation with the acknowledgement that each is operating with the best of intentions. B. Work collaboratively to understand the other’s point of view. C. Work to resolve the concern through conversation before initiating a formal complaint. Formal Complaint - Step 1 When a complaint has not been resolved through informal attempts at resolution, the complainant may initiate a formal complaint, which must be in writing within 30 calendar days of the attempt at informal resolution to the person responsible person responsible for the program, event, action, or decision. Any informal complaint not resolved at the school level shall proceed directly to Step 2 of this process. The formal written complaint shall be directed to the person responsible for the program, policy and/or procedure, and/or supervision of personnel and shall include: A. Detailed statement of the complaint B. Steps taken to address the complaint C. Suggested resolution(s) to be considered The person responsible for the program, policy and/or procedure, and/or supervision of personnel shall meet with the complainant for understanding the complaint and what resolution(s) has already been considered. The person responsible for the program, policy and/or procedure, and/or supervision of personnel provide a written decision addressing the complaint within 10 calendar days upon receipt of the complaint. Formal Complaint - Step 2 If the complaint is not resolved to the complainant’s satisfaction, the complainant may appeal the resolution of the complaint to the following person in writing within five calendar days of the resolution: • If the original complaint was sent to a principal or assistant principal, and is not resolved at the school level, the appeal should be directed to the appropriate Executive Director of Schools • If the original complaint was sent to any other employee, the appeal should be directed to that employee’s supervisor. The person receiving the appeal shall meet with the complainant for understanding the complaint and what resolution(s) has already been considered. The information gathered will be considered and the complaint will be addressed in writing within 10 calendar days upon receipt of the unresolved complaint. Any appeal at Step 2, shall

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be final except for appeals to the Superintendent of Public Instruction, other agencies or the courts, as provided by law.

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BELLEVUE HIGH SCHOOL BELL SCHEDULE Monday

Tuesday

Tutorial 7:55 - 8:25am

Tutorial 7:55 - 8:25am

1st Period 8:30-9:20am

1st Period 8:30-9:20am

Wednesday

Friday

Tutorial 7:55 - 8:25am

Tutorial 7:55 - 8:25am

1st Period 8:30-9:20am 2nd Period 8:30-10:00am

2nd Period 9:25-10:20am

Thursday

1st Period 8:30-10:00am

2nd Period 9:25-10:20am

2nd Period 9:25-10:20am 10 minute break

3rd Period 10:25-11:15am

3rd Period 10:25-11:15am

4th Period 10:05-11:35am

3rd Period 10:10-11:40am

1st Lunch B 4th Period 1st Lunch B 4th Period 11:15-1150am 11:15-1150am

A 11:2012:10pm

4th Period B 11:5512:45pm

2nd Lunch A 12:1012:45pm

A 11:2012:10pm

4th Period B 11:5512:45pm

2nd Lunch A 12:1012:45pm

5th Period 12:50-1:40pm

5th Period 12:50-1:40pm

6th Period 1:45-2:35pm

6th Period 1:45-2:35pm

3rd Period 10:25-11:15am

1st Lunch B 4th Period 11:15-1150am

Break 11:35-11:55am

A 11:2012:10pm

1st Lunch B 11:4012:20pm 5th Period A 11:45am1:15pm

6th Period 11:55-1:25pm 5th Period B 12:25-1:55

2nd Lunch A 1:15-1:55

4th Period B 11:5512:45pm

2nd Lunch A 12:1012:45pm

5th Period 12:50-1:40pm

6th Period 1:45-2:35pm early release 7th Period 2:00pm- 3:30pm

7th Period 2:40-3:30pm

7th Period 2:40-3:30pm

7th Period 2:40-3:30pm

B Schedules=English, ESL, SPED, Science, Social Studies A Schedules = Math, CTE, Arts, PE/Health, World Language

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