Student Handbook

2019-2020 STUDENT HANDBOOK

Princeton Junior Senior High School

473 State Street
PO Box 8
Princeton, CA 95970
(530) 439-2261
www.pjusd.org

No person in the State of California shall be subjected to discrimination, or any other form of illegal bias, including harassment. No person shall be excluded from participation in or denied the benefits of any local agency’s program or activity on the basis of gender, race, ethnic group identification, color, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, or mental or physical disability in any program or activity conducted by an “educational institution” or any other “local agency,” defined in Article 2 (commencing with Section 4910) of this Chapter, which is funded directly by, or that receives or benefits from any state financial assistance

REVISED July 1, 2019

PRINCETON JUNIOR SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Principal / Superintendent: Korey Williams
CBO / HR: Diana Baca
Dean of Students: Nate Odom
Director Maintenance & Transportation: Lance Swift
Cafeteria Director / Cook: Sheree Azevedo
Athletic Director: Bryan Lex
District Secretary: Raquel Albor-Hernandez
District Resource Specialist: Bai Vue
County Health Services Specialist: Kylee Paulos
 
 
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Board President: Cathy Withrow
Board Clerk: Victoria Reamer
Board Member: Lance Glassgow
Board Member: Troy Hansen
Board Member: Debbie Wills
 
Mascot: Eagles
Colors: Kelly Green and White
 
SCHOOL PHILOSOPHY
Since a major function of the public school system is to prepare youth for citizenship in a democracy, it is essential that respect for law and order shall be instilled in the minds of every student. In any society, the majority follows their inclinations to be good citizens without compulsion, but there are a few who obey only when it pleases them or when the certainty of punishment acts as a deterrent.
 
Our first responsibility shall be to train our students in good study habits and attitudes of good citizenship that will cause them to be considerate of the welfare of their fellow students and be law abiding with respect to the rules and regulations of the school and the state.
 
In order to ensure a quality educational program and a safe and caring school setting, it shall be the policy of the Princeton Joint Unified School District to insist that all students obey all rules. It shall also be the policy of the district to implement the least number of rules necessary.
 
Princeton Attendance Expectations
The Governing Board believes that regular attendance plays a key role in student achievement. The Board recognizes its responsibility under the law to ensure that students attend school regularly. Parents/guardians of students are obligated to send their children to school unless otherwise provided by law. The Board shall abide by all state attendance laws and may use appropriate legal means to correct the problems of excessive absence or truancy.
 
Students will be expected to attend class regularly and to be on time in order to receive maximum benefits from the instructional program, to develop habits of punctuality, self-discipline, and responsibility, and to assist in keeping disruption of the educational environment to a minimum. While it is possible for an absent student to make up much of the school work missed, it is impossible to completely compensate for absence from the classroom experience. Consistent attendance in classes in the Princeton Joint Unified School District is crucial to each student’s personal and academic growth.
 
Students who are ill should remain at home. It is understood that there will be occasional family emergencies that may require a student to be out of school. However, parents and students are encouraged to meet all school commitments and to schedule all non-school commitments and appointments outside the regular school day. District procedure provides that given parent authorizations, school personnel may, depending on the circumstances, declare other absences excused or unexcused.
 
Student and Parent Attendance Responsibilities
  • When a student is absent, the parent must notify the school within 24 hours by phone or in writing verifying the cause of the absence.
  • Calls should be made to the Attendance Office as early as possible. If a call or written note is not received with 24 hours, the absence becomes truancy. The truancy may be cleared by a note or phone call to the Attendance Office by the parent or guardian. Failure to clear the absence may result in disciplinary action.
  • Notes must contain the following information: First and last name of student; Date(s) of absence(s) and a dated parent signature. All notes must be in ink.
  • If additional information is necessary to determine absence clarification, the attendance clerk will contact the parent/guardian.
 
Excused Absences
Student shall be excused from school for the following reasons specified by Education Code:
  • Illness
  • Medical services
  • Funeral for a family member
  • Observation of a holiday or ceremony of his/her religion
  • College/University, trade school visitation
  • An employment conference when the pupil’s absence has been requested, in writing, by the parent or guardian  and approved by the site administrator
  • Jury Duty
  • Quarantine
  • Other emergency or set of circumstances which, in the judgment of the Superintendent or designee, constitutes a good and sufficient cause for absence from school.
 
Unexcused Absences
Education Code requires mandatory school attendance. Students with chronic absences will be identified as truants and will be referred to the County Student Attendance Review Board (SARB) for disposition. Teachers may or may not permit make-up work missed due to unexcused absences. Excessive excused absences for medical services will require a physician’s note after the 3rd absence.
 
STUDENT TARDY POLICY
The Board of Trustees of Princeton Joint Unified School District formally approved the following as Board Policy regarding student tardiness at Princeton High School:
  1. Students should be in the classroom ready to work when the tardy bell rings. If not, and if there is no pass from faculty, staff, or administration excusing the tardy, it will be recorded as “unexcused.”
  2. Students will be allowed to accumulate three (3) unexcused tardies per semester without punishment or comment. A fourth unexcused tardy, and any subsequent unexcused tardy, will draw one hour of after-school detention for each offense.
  3. Students will be notified of detentions which must be served following the last period of the day. They will then have one working day in which to serve that detention: that is, a detention may be served immediately following notification, or on the afternoon of the next day.
  4. Students who fail to attend a detention will have another added for the following day. There will be no excused absences from detention. Students who miss a second consecutive detention will be cited for willful disobedience, as outlined in the Disciplinary Code.
  5. Any student with outstanding detentions due beyond the one-day grace period will be placed on social probation until all detentions are served.
  6. Students who accumulate ten (10) tardies during a semester even though they may have served all required detentions, will be suspended from school according to the provisions outlined in Step IV of the Disciplinary Code. A suspension of any duration will carry with it an additional mandatory penalty of social probation of five
  7. (5) school days.
  8. Students who accumulate fifteen (15) tardies during a semester, even though they may have served all required detentions, will be suspended from school according to the provisions outlined in Step V of the Disciplinary Code. A Step V suspension will carry with it, a mandatory social probation of twenty (20) school days.
 
Princeton High School Unit Graduation Requirements
English: 40
Mathematics: 30
Biological Science: 10
US History: 10
World History: 10
Civics: 05
Economics: 05
Visual Performing Arts / Foreign Language: 10
Physical Science: 10
Physical Education: 20
State Requirements: 10
Career Choices: 05
Post High School Prep: 05
Electives: 70
Unit Requirement for Graduation: 235
 
University of California A-G Required Courses
A History/Social Sciences: 2 years
B English: 4 years
C Mathematics: 3 years (4 years recommended)
D Lab Science: 2 years
E World Language: 2 years (3 years recommended)
F Visual and Performing Arts: 1 year
G College Prep Electives: 1 year
 
Selection of Valedictorian and Salutatorian
The following criteria will be used to determine the selections of Valedictorian and Salutatorian in each senior class:
  1. The selected students must have been enrolled at Princeton High School within the first two weeks of the Senior Year and remain enrolled for the year.
  2. An earned 3.5 overall GPA is required to be the Valedictorian and Salutatorian.
  3. All grades earned in High School will be counted up until the end of the 4th quarter of the Senior Year.
  4. Earned grades from courses taken at a community college or local university may be factored into the overall  GPA at the student’s discretion.
  5. Advanced Placement (AP) classes will not be weighted for GPA purposes.
  6. There may be no F grades on high school transcripts.
  7. Classes that will not be included in the GPA include P.E and electives, nor any units earned by being a Teacher’s Assistant (TA).
 
If there are no graduating Princeton High School seniors that meet the established criteria, there will be no selection from that graduating class.
 
Princeton Jr./Sr. High School Career Pathway Programs of Study
All Princeton Jr./Sr. High School students are strongly encouraged to develop goals and plans for life after high school graduation. Students may choose to select a career pathway in one of the career-related programs of study offered at Princeton. This choice is a collaborative effort involving students, parents, teachers, and counselor. Students will select a career pathway that reflects their interests and abilities leading to the achievement of personal, education, and career goals. During registration each spring, students will have the opportunity to reevaluate their goals and adjust their plans accordingly.
 
Two Career Pathway Programs of Study have been established:
  1. Health
  2. Manufacturing (Welding)
 
Based on their choices, students will be able to follow our Curriculum Framework which organizes our course offerings based on a student’s long-term college and career goals. No matter whether a pathway is chosen, the high school graduation core requirements are the same. The intent of the Curriculum Framework is to clearly advise students of recommended elective choices concentrating on the courses which provide the best preparation for post–secondary education and employment.
 
We believe using a career-related school approach to teaching and learning will help students to see the relevance of their course work and its connection to their future.  Princeton’s Career Pathways will allow greater personalization and provide opportunities for stronger relationships among students and staff. Our students will benefit from focused goal- setting as well as college and career planning. Students who complete at least three pathway courses, consisting of an Introductory, Concentrator and Completer course, will be recognized as having completed a Career Pathway Program of Study. In making wise college and career choices, students benefit greatly from real world work experience in their occupational area of interest. There are a number of local businesses and work sites that are supporting Princeton student job shadow observations, other work-based learning experiences and pending coordination future opportunities for internships. Please note however, it may not be possible to arrange an internship for each student who is interested.
 
Princeton Jr./Sr. High School Curriculum Framework
 
HEALTH PATHWAY Grades 9th - 12th 
  1. Biology (Introductory course)
  2. Chemistry** (Concentrator course)
  3. Anatomy/Physiology (Completer course)
 
**Note: these courses are only offered every other school year
 
Princeton Jr./Sr. High School Curriculum Framework
 
MANUFACTURING PATHWAY Grades 9th - 12th 
  1. Agriculture Shop 1 (Introductory course)
  2. Agriculture Shop 2 (Concentrator course)
  3. Agriculture Shop 3 or Agriculture Mechanics (Completer course)
 
Schoolwide Support Program for Students Failing Pathway Course/Courses
Students registered in pathway curriculum courses (Introductory, Concentrator and Completer courses) will receive regularly scheduled progress and/or quarter grades. In addition, notification of a student’s academic progress reports are mailed to parents for each grading period. If a student’s academic progress places him/her at risk of failing a course, Princeton staff focus on how to best support the student moving forward. First staff will determine if a low grade (or low grades) is the exception or the pattern. Did the student fail one class of the semester but do well in others or is a pattern emerging? Staff, the student and parent assist in helping determine the contributing factors to the student’s poor performance. This evaluation may take place in the form of: (1) a parent/guardian-teacher consult or conference, (2) or student-teacher conference, (3) Student Study Team Meeting (student, parent/guardian, teachers, academic counselor school administrator and if applicable special education staff), and/or (3) school administrator parent-student conference or consultation or (4) counselor parent-student conference or consultation. In addition, throughout the semester teacher(s) will consult with the student and help develop improved strategies for addressing contributors to the lack of the student’s performance and then assist the student with developing goals for improvement.
 
Credit Recovery Options Available to Students if a Student Fails a Class:
  1. A student can re-enroll in a class at Princeton taking the course the next time the class is offered, retaking the course for the semester they didn’t receive a passing grade.
  2. A student in good academic standing and receiving administration approval can be enrolled as a concurrent student at the Glenn Adult Education Program to retake a course as a credit recovery alternative. This program is independent from Princeton Joint Unified School District. Student class enrollment and attendance is scheduled after the regular instructional school day. The Glenn Adult Education Program is also a summer school attendance option.
  3. Students can enroll in the online/virtual classroom UC Scout (University of California Scout) to help them get back on the high school graduation and college track. See www.ucscout.org for current course offerings, class date/times and fee schedule. Student scholarships are also available to qualifying students; please see web site for further information and specific details. Student class enrollment and attendance is scheduled after the regular instructional school day.
  4. Students can enroll as a concurrent student at Butte College and/or CSU, Chico to retake or take an equivalent coursework class for high school credits. College level course enrollment and attendance is scheduled after the regular instructional high school day.
 
DISCIPLINE POLICY
The Board of Trustees of the Princeton Joint Unified School District believes that the conduct of students attending the school must establish an educational climate that is both safe and conducive to the furtherance of educational opportunities for youth and the promotion of learning. All pupils shall comply with the regulations, pursue the required course of study, and submit to the authority of the teachers of the schools. Students who fail to comply with these rules and regulations will be counseled and reprimanded. This discipline policy applies while on school grounds and while going to or coming from school.
 
DRESS CODE
At Princeton Junior/Senior High School we take pride in the appearance of our school and our students. All students are expected to dress and groom themselves neatly in clothes that are suitable for school activities. Guidelines are as follows:
 
The following apparel MAY NOT be worn on campus:
  • Shorts, skirts, or dresses shorter than mid-thigh, “fingertip length”
  • Yoga pants, tights, leggings, or other types of hosiery unless accompanied by a fingertip length or longer top or dress
  • Clothing so tight as to draw undue attention to the student3
  • Running shorts, biking shorts, swim trunks 
  • T- Shirts cut into tank tops and/or open sided, t-shirts with low cut necks
  • Spaghetti straps, backless, halter, one shoulder, razor/lace back, strapless, tube type shirts or shirts worn off the shoulders
  • Clothing that exposes the midriff
  • Pants must be worn properly; saggy pants of any kind MAY NOT be worn below the waist; underwear may not be exposed under any circumstances.
  • Exposed undergarments due to (but not limited to) see through, mesh, spandex type clothing, and/or saggy pants/trousers. Undergarments includes white, ribbed tank tops.
  • Shoes/footwear that is considered sleepwear, shoe skates (“wheelies”)
  • Apparel (including brand name) that displays slogans/pictures that directly or indirectly refer to sex, drugs, crude language, alcohol, weapons, or illegal activities.
  • Gang related including bandanas, gang related colors, names or symbols, etc., visible or not.
  • Individual teacher rules will dictate whether a hat may be worn in a given classroom.
  • Appropriate athletic attire is acceptable while participating in PE classes or athletic practices or games. (running shorts, yoga pants, volleyball shorts, etc..)
  • Shop/Science Dress Expectations – Refer to teacher guidelines.
  • See separate guidelines for prom dresses regarding spaghetti straps, strapless, etc…
 
CELL PHONES
Princeton Joint Unified School District allows students to carry cell phones on campus. Cell phones may be used before school, after school, during passing periods, breaks, and lunch.  Phones must be stored out of silent and on silent or vibrate during instructional time, rallies, assemblies and other school activities. The only exception is if a teacher or other staff member directly instructs a student to use his / her cellphone (e.g., as a calculator). Cell phones used during unauthorized times will be confiscated and may require parent / guardian pickup.
 
BULLYING
The Princeton Joint Unified School District recognizes the harmful effects of bullying on school learning and school attendance and is committed to providing a safe school environment that protects students from physical and emotional harm. No student or group of students shall, through physical, written, verbal, or other means, harass, sexually harass, threaten, intimidate, cyberbully, cause bodily injury, to, or commit hate violence against any other student or school personnel. The definition of “bullying” for purposes of establishing grounds for suspension or expulsion includes bullying via an electronic act on or off campus.
 
STUDENT BEHAVIOR EXPECTATIONS
Students at Princeton Junior/Senior High School are expected to abide by guidelines for the safety and well-being of all. The first means of addressing student misbehavior is the teacher’s classroom rules. Some of the behaviors listed below have consequences that can be imposed by the teacher and such decisions will be supported by the administration. Some of the other behaviors will be handled by the administration upon the first offense (e.g., arson). The following guidelines address certain behaviors and their possible consequences.
 
Types of Student Behavior
*Discipline may include any or all of the listed consequences.  Detentions may range from 1 to 4 hours.  Suspensions may range from 1 to 5 days depending upon the severity of the offense and past disciplinary infractions. The below listed behavior expectations do not supplant teacher classroom rules but rather the intent is to supplement classroom behavior expectations when appropriate.
 
  1st Offence 2nd Offence 3rd Offence
Arson
  • Parent Conference
  • 5-10 day suspension
  • Notify law enforcement
  • Notify Fire Department/Law Enforcement
  • Possible recommendation for expulsion and/or Alternative Education
  • Parent Conference
  • 5 day suspension
  • Recommendation for expulsion
  • Notify law enforcement
  • Notify Fire Department Possible recommendation for expulsion and/or Alternative Education
 
Bullying And/Or Cyber Bullying
  • Possible notification of law enforcement
  • Parent Notification 
  • Parent conference
  • Pupil warning
  • Possible detention
  • Notification to law enforcement/Fire Dept
  • Possible suspension
  • Possible expulsion and Alternative Education
  • Law Enforcement & Parent Notification
  • Parent Conference
  • 2-5 day suspension
  • Notify law enforcement
  • Possible expulsion and Alternative Education
  • Recommendation for expulsion and Alternative Education
  • Notify law enforcement
  • 5 day suspension
  • Possible expulsion and Alternative Education
Bus Conduct (See Bus Rules)
  • Parent Notification
  • Pupil Warning
  • Possible suspension of riding privilege
  • Possible parent conference
  • Possible suspension from school
  • Parent Notification
  • Suspension of riding privileges for 1 week
  • Possible suspension
  • Possible parent conference
  • Parent Conference
  • Loss of riding privilege
  • Possible suspension
Cafeteria Conduct (See Cafeteria Rules)
  • Pupil warning
  • Cafeteria clean-up
  • Possible parent notification
  • Possible suspension of cafeteria privileges
  • Possible suspension from school
  • Possible parent conference
  • Cafeteria clean-up
  • Possible suspension of cafeteria privileges
  • Possible suspension
  • Parent conference
  • Loss of cafeteria privileges for 45 days
  • 1-3 day suspension
Class Cuts
  • Parent notification
  • Possible detention
  • Parent notification
  • Possible detention
  • Parent notification
  • Possible detention
  • 1 day suspension
  • Behavior contract
Class Disruption
  • Pupil warned and/or see individual teacher's classroom rules
  • Possible parent conference
  • Possible detention
  • Possible suspension
  • Parent conference
  • Pupil warned and/or see individual teacher's classroom rules
  • Possible detention
  • Possible suspension
  • Parent conference
  • 1-5 day suspension
Computer Acceptable Use Policy Violation
  • Possible parent conference
  • Possible detention 
  • Possible suspension
  • Possible notification to law enforcement
  • Possible loss of computer privilege
  • Parent conference
  • Possible 1-5 day suspension
  • Possible notification to law enforcement
  • Suspend computer privilege
  • Suspension
  • Notify law enforcement
  • Parent conference
  • Possible recommendation to Alternative Education
  • Loss of computer privilege
Defiance of Authority
  • Pupil warned and/or see teacher class rules
  • Possible parent conference
  • Possible detention 
  • Possible suspension
  • Parent conference
  • 1-3 day suspension
  • Possible behavior contract
  • Parent conference
  • 2-5 day suspension
  • Possible recommendation for expulsion and/or Alternative Education
Destroying or Defacing Property
  • Parent conference/ notification
  • Possible suspension
  • See Teacher Classroom rules 
  • Possible notification to law enforcement
  • Restitution
  • 2-5 day suspension
  • Notify law enforcement
  • Restitution
  • Parent conference
  • 5 day suspension (possible recommendation for expulsion)
  • Notify law enforcement
  • Restitution
  • Possible Alternative Education placement
Disrespectfulness
  • See Teacher classroom rules 
  • Parent conference/notification
  • Possible detention
  • Possible suspension
  • Parent conference
  • Possible detention
  • Possible suspension
  • Parent conference
  • 2-5 day suspension
  • Possible recommendation for expulsion and/or Alternative Education
Dress Policy Violation
  • Discuss dress policy with student. Require student to meet dress policy before going to class.
  • Possible confiscate
  • Possible detention
  • Possible suspension
  • Notify parent
  • Possible detention and/or suspension
  • Require student to meet dress policy before going to class.
  • Parent conference
  • Possible suspension
  • Require student to meet dress policy before going to class.
Electronic Devices (iPods, mp3 players, etc.)
(See Teacher's Classroom Rules)
  • Teacher notifies parent
  • Confiscation of the device and given to the site administrator. Site administrator shall return the device to parent or guardian.
  • Teacher notifies parent
  • Teacher notifies parent
  • Confiscation of the device, device given to the site administrator. Site administrator shall return the device to parent/guardian.
  • Suspension of all electronic devices for remainder of year
  • Possible 1-3 day suspension
Endangering Safety of Others
  • Parent conference
  • Possible notification to law enforcement
  • Notify law enforcement
  • 5 day suspension
Extortion
  • Parent conference/notification
  • Possible 2-5 day suspension
  • Possible recommendation for expulsion
  • Notify law enforcement
  • Parent conference
  • Notify law enforcement
  • Recommendation for expulsion
  • Notify law enforcement
  • Recommendation for expulsion
False Alarm
  • 1-3 day suspension. Possible restitution.
  • Notify law enforcement
  • Parent conference/notification
  • Notify fire department
  • 2-5 day suspension, possible restitution
  • Parent conference
  • Notify law enforcement
  • Notify fire department
  • Recommendation for expulsion and/or Alternative Education placement. Restitution
  • Parent conference
  • Notify law enforcement
  • Notify fire department
Fighting/Inciting or Promoting a Fight
  • Parent conference
  • 1-3 day suspension
  • When fighting results in serious bodily injury, a recommendation for expulsion may be made
  • Possible notification to law enforcement
  • Parent conference
  • 2-5 day suspension
  • Possible expulsion and/or Alternative Education
  • Notify law enforcement
  • Parent conference
  • 5 day suspension
  • Possible recommendation for expulsion and/or Alternative Education
Forgery
  • Notify parent
  • Possible suspension
  • Parent conference
  • 2 day suspension
  • Possible notify law enforcement
  • Parent conference
  • 5 day suspension
  • Possible recommendation for expulsion and/or Alternative Education
Inappropriate Names, Symbols, Drugs, Slogans or
Gang Related Materials
  • Parent conference
  • Possible 1-3 day suspension
  • Notify law enforcement
  • Possible clothing restrictions
  • 1-3 day suspension
  • Notify law enforcement
  • Possible clothing restrictions
  • 2-5 day suspension (possible recommendation for expulsion)
  • Notify law enforcement
  • Possible clothing restrictions
Harassment including racial/sexual
  • Notify parent
  • Pupil warning - cease and desist
  • Possible detention
  • Possible notification to law enforcement
  • Possible suspension
  • Parent conference
  • 2-5 day suspension
  • Possible referral to Alternative Education
  • Notify law enforcement
  • Possible recommendation for expulsion and Alternative Education placement
  • Parent conference
  • Notify law enforcement
Inappropriate public display of affection
  • Pupil warning
  • Possible detention
  • Possible 1-3 day suspension
  • Notify parent
  • Pupil warning
  • Possible detention
  • Possible 1-3 day suspension
  • Parent conference
  • Possible detention
  • 2-5 day suspension
Leaving campus without school authorization
  • Pupil warning
  • Possible detention
  • Notify parent
  • Possible detention
  • Possible 1-3 day suspension
  • Parent conference
  • 2-5 day suspension
Loitering in restricted areas during school or other school activities
  • Pupil warning
  • Possible detention
  • Possible 1-3 day suspension
  • Notify parent
  • Pupil warning
  • Possible detention
  • Possible 1-3 day suspension
  • Parent conference
  • Suspension
  • Possible loss of driving privilege if vehicle involved
On-campus driving in unsafe manner
  • Notify parent
  • Pupil warning
  • Possible suspension of driving or parking privleges
  • Possible notification to law enforcement and citation
  • Parent conference
  • Suspension of driving or parking privileges
  • 1-3 day suspension from school
  • Notify Law enforcement
  • Parent conference
  • Loss of driving or parking privileges
  • 2-5 day suspension
  • Notify law enforcement
Plagiarism, cheating (see teacher’s classroom rules)
  • Refer to classroom rules
  • Refer to classroom rules
  • Parent conference
  • 1-3 day suspension
Possession of alcoholic beverages
  • Parent conference
  • 1-5 day suspension
  • Possible notification to law enforcement
  • Parent conference
  • 5 day suspension
  • Possible Alternative Education referral
  • Notify law enforcement
  • Parent conference
  • Alternative Education and/or recommendation for expulsion
  • Notify law enforcement
Possession of dangerous objects
  • Notify law enforcement
  • Possible expulsion
  • Alternative Education referral
  • Notify law enforcement
  • Possible expulsion
  • Alternative Education referral
  • Notify law enforcement
  • Possible expulsion
  • Alternative Education referral
Possession of drugs or paraphernalia
  • Parent conference
  • 1-5 day suspension
  • Possible recommendation for expulsion and/or Alternative Education
  • Possible notification to law enforcement
  • Parent conference
  • 1-5 day suspension
  • Recommendation for expulsion and/or Alternative Education
  • Notify law enforcement
  • Parent conference
  • 5-10 day suspension
  • Recommendation for expulsion and/or Alternative Education
  • Notify law enforcement
Possession of Tobacco
  • Parent notification
  • Possible 1-2 day suspension
  • Parent conference
  • 2-5 day suspension
  • Notify law enforcement
  • Parent conference
  • 5 day suspension
  • Possible Alternative Education
  • Notify law enforcement
Profanity/obscene behavior or language directed toward district employee
  • Refer to teacher's rules
  • Possible detention
  • Possible suspension
  • Parent conference
  • Refer to teacher's rules
  • Possible 1-5 day suspension
  • Parent conference
  • 5 day suspension
Profanity/obscene behavior or language, cursing or
gestures (see class rules if applicable)
  • Possible notification of parent
  • Pupil warning
  • Possible detention
  • Parent notification
  • Pupil warning
  • Possible detention
  • Parent conference
  • 2-5 day suspension
Riding skateboards, skates or bicycles on campus
  • Confiscate
  • Possible notify parent
  • Possible 1-3 day suspension
  • Confiscate
  • Notify parent
  • Possible 1-3 day suspension
  • Possible notification to law enforcement
  • Confiscate
  • Parent conference
  • Possible 2-5 day suspension
Theft/Possession of Stolen Property
  • Parent conference
  • Possible detention
  • Possible suspension
  • Possible notification to law enforcement
  • Parent conference
  • 2-5 day suspension
  • Notify law enforcement
  • Possible recommendation for expulsion
  • Parent conference
  • 5 day suspension
  • Notify law enforcement
  • Recommendation for expulsion and Alternative Education
Threatening or verbally attacking another student
  • Notify parent
  • Pupil warning
  • Possible detention
  • Possible notification to law enforcement
  • Possible suspension
  • Parent conference
  • 2-5 day suspension
  • Notify law enforcement
  • Recommendation for expulsion and Alternative Education
  • Notify law enforcement
  • 5 day suspension
Threatening or attacking school personnel
  • Parent conference
  • 5 day suspension
  • Possible Alternative Education
  • Notify law enforcement
  • Possible recommendation for expulsion
  • Parent conference
  • 5-10 day suspension
  • Notify law enforcement
  • Recommendation for expulsion and Alternative Education placement
  • Parent conference
  • 5-10 day suspension
  • Notify law enforcement
  • Recommendation for expulsion and Alternative Education placement
Trafficking drugs
  • Parent conference
  • 5 day suspension
  • Notify law enforcement
  • Recommendation for expulsion and Alternative Education placement
   
Unauthorized occupancy of school facilities by pupils
  • Parent conference
  • Possible suspension
  • Possible notification to law enforcement
  • Parent conference
  • 5 day suspension
  • Notify law enforcement
  • Recommendation for expulsion
  • 5 day suspension
  • Notify law enforcement
  • Possible recommendation for expulsion
Under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Parent conference
  • 1-3 day suspension
  • Notify law enforcement
  • Parent conference
  • 5 day suspension
  • Possible Alternative Education
  • Notify law enforcement
  • Parent conference
  • 5 day suspension
  • Recommendation for expulsion
  • Notify law enforcement
Vandalism/Graffiti
  • Parent Conference
  • Notification of Law Enforcement
  • Possible suspension and/or expulsion
  • Restitution
  • Parent Conference
  • Notification of Law Enforcement
  • Possible suspension and/or expulsion
  • Restitution
  • Parent Conference
  • Notification of Law Enforcement
  • Possible suspension and/or expulsion
  • Restitution
 
OPEN CAMPUS
The governing board of the Princeton Joint Unified School District, pursuant to Section 44808.5 of the Education Code, has decided to permit the 9th – 12th grade pupils enrolled at Princeton Junior Senior High School to leave the school grounds during the lunch period.
 
Section 44808.5 of the Education Code further states: "Neither the school district nor any officer or employee thereof shall be liable for the conduct or safety of any pupil during such time as the pupil has left the school grounds pursuant to this section.
 
CANINES ON CAMPUS
It has been established that trained canines are effective in identifying harmful contraband. At the Princeton Joint Unified School District, specially trained canines under the guidance of trained professional dog handlers may be used periodically for the purpose of maintaining a safe environment for our students.
 
STUDENT DRIVING AND PARKING
  1. Students parking their vehicles on campus must park in the designated parking area(s).
  2. Use of vehicles on school grounds except designated parking areas is prohibited at all times, except by specific approval of the principal.
  3. Students are not permitted to enter the vehicle parking area during class or between classes, except by specific approval of the principal.
  4. During lunch break, students may not transport or ride with other students. Any student observed doing so by PJUSD staff may face disciplinary consequences including, but not limited to loss of open campus privilege.
 
SCHOOL BUS RULES, PROCEDURES AND CONSEQUENCES
Transportation is not a right, but a privilege subject to revocation for improper behavior. Rules and Regulations for School Bus Passengers
  • Pupils are encouraged to arrive at their bus stop five (5) minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive.
  • Pupils shall use only their appropriate bus stop.
  • Pupils pre-kindergarteners through fifth grade shall leave the bus at their regular bus stop unless they have a note from their parents, approved by the principal or his/her designee, authorizing the pupil to leave the bus at another stop.
  • Pupils shall avoid fighting, pushing, or rough play of any kind while at the bus stop, on the bus, or when loading or unloading from the bus.
  • Pupils shall respect the rights and property of others on the bus and at all bus stops.
  • Pupils shall not use profane language, obscene gestures, or create excessive or unnecessary noise that would distract the driver’s attention.
  • Pupils shall not throw objects inside or out of the bus.
  • Pupils shall sit up in their seats, face the front of the bus, keep their feet off the seats, and not obstruct the aisle with legs, feet, or other objects.
  • Pupils shall not change seats while the bus is moving, or leave their seats until the bus is stopped and the doors are open.
  • Pupils shall keep all parts of the body inside the bus windows and emergency exits at all times.
  • Pupils shall not damage or deface any part of the bus, tamper with the radio, bus controls, or emergency exits.
  • Pupils shall not use any tobacco products, nor eat or drink on the bus. (On student activity trips ONLY, the bus driver may allow student to eat or drink on the bus.)
  • Pupils shall not bring live animals, except service dogs, on the bus.
  • Pupils shall obey the instructions of the driver at all times.
  • We will not transport hazardous or destructive objects of any kind, such as firearms, weapons, glass objects or containers, explosives, sharp or pointed objects, skateboards, scooters, ball bats, or any other large toys.
  • Seat belts must be worn if bus has seat belts.
  • Every school bus and driver has been supplied with a “School Bus Incident Reporting System” which reflects the rules of student conduct. 
 
If your child is reported for any of the above instances, the principal will usually take the follow disciplinary action:
  • First Offense: A warning to the student with a report to the parents.  It is hoped that the parents will help to prevent a reoccurrence.
  • Second Offense: The rider will be denied transportation services until a parent conference is held with the principal, parent and bus driver.
  • Third Offense: The rider will be denied transportation services for a period of two weeks.
  • Fourth Offense: The rider will be denied transportation services for a period of three weeks.
  • Fifth Offense: The rider will be denied transportation services for the remainder of the school year.
 
The principal and/or designee is responsible for investigating reports for misconduct, determining, and enforcing the penalty that a rider will receive for his/her misconduct on the bus.
 
SEARCH AND SEIZURE
Princeton school officials may search any individual student, his/her property, or district property under his/her control when there is a reasonable suspicion that the search will uncover evidence that he/she is violating the law, Board policy, administrative regulation, or other rules of the district or the school.
 
The types of student property that may be searched by school officials include, but are not limited to, lockers, desks, purses, backpacks, student vehicles parked on district property, cellular phones, or other electronic communication devices.
 
When necessary, the Superintendent or designee, may use metal detectors, detection canines, or a Breathalyzer to help ensure a safe and orderly school environment.
 
The Superintendent or designee shall notify the parent/guardian of a student subjected to an individualized search as soon as possible after the search.
 
SCHOOL-PARENT PARTNERSHIP COMPACT
The Princeton Joint Unified School District and the parents of the students participating in activities, services, and programs funded by Title 1, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) (participating children), agree that this compact outlines how the parents, the entire school staff, and the students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement and the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership that will help children achieve the State’s high standards.
 
School Responsibilities
Princeton Joint Unified Schools will:
  1. Provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables the participating children to meet the State’s student academic achievement standards as follows:
  2. Hold parent-teacher conferences (at least annually in elementary schools) during which this compact will be discussed as it relates to the individual child’s achievement.
  3. Provide parents with frequent reports on their children’s progress.
  4. Provide parents reasonable access to staff.
  5. Provide parents opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class and to observe classroom activities.
 
Parent Responsibilities
We, as Princeton parents, will support our children’s learning in the following ways:
  1. Notify school when student is absent.
  2. Verify all illness absences by doctor note or school official verification.
  3. Ensure that homework is completed.
  4. Monitor amount of television children watch.
  5. Volunteer in child’s classroom.
  6. Participate, as appropriate, in decisions relating to my child’s education.
  7. Promote positive use of my child’s extracurricular time.
  8. Stay informed about my child’s education and communicating with the school by promptly reading all notices from the school or the school district either received by my child or by mail and responding, as appropriate.
  9. Serving, to the extent possible, on policy advisory groups, such as being the Title I, Part A parent representative on the school’s School Improvement Team, the Title I Policy Advisory Committee, the District-wide Policy Advisory Council, the State’s Committee of Practitioners, the School Support Team or other school advisory or policy groups.
 
Princeton Student Responsibilities
We, as students, will share the responsibility to improve our academic achievement and achieve the state’s high standards.
  1. Attend school each day school is in session.
  2. Attend all classes on time.
  3. Follow all school rules.
  4. Maintain appropriate behavior at school.
  5. Do my homework every day and ask for help when I need it.
  6. Read at least 30 minutes every day outside of school time.
  7. Give my parents or the adult who is responsible for my welfare all notices and information received by me from my school every day.

STUDENT HANDBOOK

This handbook is presented to each Princeton Junior/Senior High School student to help give both the student and the parent a better understanding of our behavior standards and the consequences for not abiding by the district’s established and Board approved behavior expectations for students. It is each student’s and parent’s responsibility to be informed of the contents of this handbook. We suggest that parents keep this handbook available for reference as needed.