Parent Handbook

 

 

Glen Cove Elementary School

“Home of the HAWKS”

 

Student and Parent Handbook

2015-16

 

 

Our Mission:

High Achievement With Kindness for Success (HAWKS)

 

 

501 Glen Cove Parkway

Vallejo, CA 94591

(707) 556-8491

(707) 556-8494Fax

 

 

Gregory Allison

Principal

 

Table of Contents

Principal’s Message

School Mission, Vision, Values and Goals

 

Parent Involvement

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    Volunteer and visitor procedures

  2. General Policies, Procedures, and Information

Academic Programs

  1. Site emphasis

  2. Enrichment opportunities

  3. Intervention opportunities

  4. Student recognition programs

School Climate Plans

  1. PBIS description

  2. PBIS Expectation Matrix

  3. Positive Rewards System

Restorative Practices

  1. Restorative Discipline description

  2. Discipline Matrix – from district

  3. Cell phone use policy

  4. Bus procedures

  5. Attendance and Tardy Procedure

  6. SART/SST procedure

  7. Discrimination, Harassment, Complaint Procedures

Appendix -- Yearly Calendar with important Events

 

Dear Glen Cove Families,

Welcome to what promises to be a great year!  Our school consists of students, parents, staff, and community members working together to ensure that EVERY child achieves or exceeds state standards, which prepares our students for college or career readiness.  To meet this goal, students are provided with a challenging curriculum and exceptional teachers that promote academic and social growth.  We also focus on the development of the whole child through our three school shared values:  Be Safe, Be Respectful, and Be Responsible.

This handbook has been designed to acquaint you with Glen Cove School and to serve as a reference during the school year.  Additionally, you will receive a weekly newsletter called the Hawk’s Eye.  This will come home on Wednesdays.  Glen Cove also has a website with the latest edition of the Hawk’s Eye, calendars, and information about Glen Cove.  A copy of this handbook can also be found on the Glen Cove website that is easiest to access through the district website.

            I look forward to meeting all of you at Back-to-School Night on Thursday,  September 3   @ 7:00 P.M.  Should you have questions or concerns of any kind, feel free to call 556-8491.

 

Sincerely,

 

Gregory Allison, Principal

 

Glen Cove Mission and Vision Statements

Mission:

High Achievement With Kindness for Success (HAWKS)

Glen Cove is like a potter’s wheel.  The hands that shape the clay are many: students; teachers; principals; and friends.  Glen Cove is a place of opportunity.  It is a place for caring work.  It is a place for developing the rich potential of a child’s mind, for meeting the needs of students rather than mandating a single finished product.  Glen Cove is part of an infinite evolving process whose finished product is a productive member of society.  It is a potter’s wheel and not a mold.  Glen Cove School is a place where students, teachers and parents are actively involved in the learning a growth of all the members of the school community.  There is a partnership between family and school.  Glen Cove School is a safe and caring place, where children are free to learn, grow, make mistakes and learn from those mistakes.  Learning is viewed as a process. Students are challenged to reach their potential, whatever that may be.  Students are given a sense of achievement through participation in the process of learning.  A sense of school community is fostered and nurtured – students are seen as important, contributing members of that community.  Students are guided through a state of “becoming.”

 

Vision:

  • Glen Cove establishes and implements a framework for school change that embraces the district’s mission, values and goals and incorporates efforts to ensure students develop kindness, respect, responsibility, independence, and self-motivation.

  • Respect and appreciation for the uniqueness of the diversity of our student population and a fostering of goodwill between and among all members of the school community.

  • Quality collaboration and planning at grade levels and school-wide for all students to be successful achieving grade level standards and benchmarks.

  • The use of quality data gathered: STAR Early Literacy, Math STAR and AR STAR

  • Professional development and support for continuous improvement efforts.

  • Parent, business, and community involvement.

  • Comprehensive, ongoing teacher evaluation and feedback to support student success.

  • Celebration of success for all students in a variety of ways.

 

Values:

  • All students have the right to learn/All teachers have the right to teach.We will both learn and teach with a purpose in mind.

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    PTA, ELAC, SSC

    There are several ways for parents to be involved.  We have an active PTA that sponsors wonderful events for students and the school.  The English Learners Advisory Committee oversees the program for English learners.  The School Site Council oversees the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) and budgets.  Information on meetings and activities will be provided in the weekly Newsletter.

     

    Visitors

    All visitors must first check in with the office and put on a visitor badge.  We are not able to permit visits by children who are friends or relatives of our students.  Children with their parents are permitted.  Classroom observations are to be scheduled in advance.

     

    How to Become a Volunteer

                If you are interested in being a regular volunteer working with children, there is an application process through the VCUSD website homepage.  Complete the application on-line and submit.  Volunteers will receive a Welcome Letter from the VCUSD HR department with instructions on submitting negative TB results and completing fingerprinting.  Volunteers will receive a clearance letter once all documents have been submitted.  If a parent is performing a volunteer role that is beyond the scope of working directly with their child and is unsupervised, they are required to be registered as a general volunteer. These roles include but are not limited to the following: overnight field trip chaperone, unsupervised enrichment class leader, unsupervised yard supervisor.

     

     

    Conferences

    When a parent wishes a conference, an appointment should be made so it can be held before or after school.  We expect civil behavior during conferences.

    Parents who wish to observe their child’s instructional program are asked to give advance notice so as to avoid interrupting the instructional program and or testing. Advance notice is requested to avoid scheduling observations during activities such as testing.  No recording devices may be used without permission of the teacher or principal.  A parent’s visit may not be disruptive to classroom instruction.  Please avoid unscheduled conferences just before school starts!  Poor and incomplete communication tends to happen when parents and teachers are in a hurry.  The principal is usually available at 7:45 am -- supervision outside by the principal is from 8:10 to 8:30 and is not a good time for a conference.

     

    Emergency Information

    Each year we ask parents to fill out a new emergency form so that we are certain all information is current and correct.  This form must be completed on the first day of school.  If your home or work phone numbers change, or you wish to change the names of persons who are listed as emergency contacts, please fill out a new form.  An emergency is a bad time to discover incorrect information on the forms. Please keep us current!  

    School is a safe place, but accidents can happen anywhere.  Children may become ill at school, even though they seemed fine when they left home.  This form will allow us to serve your child in an emergency or after school if someone has forgotten to pick up your child.  To sign a child out, the adult needs to be listed on the emergency form.

     

     

     

    Medications at School

    In order to protect your child and others from accidentally taking medications or taking them improperly, the only medications which may be taken at school are those prescribed/directed by physicians.  This includes over the counter items such as aspirin, cough syrup, cough drops, etc.  If your child must take medications during school hours, it is necessary that you have the required school district form filled out by your child’s doctor and returned to school before medication can be administered.

    Forms are available from the office.  We are including one form for each student with their first day packet so you have one available if you go to the doctor. (Try to remember it when you go!)  The medication will then be kept in the office during the day and administered at the required times by the office staff.  It is also permitted that a parent bring the medication to school at the required times and administer it.

     

    Change of Address:

    Emergency situations require that every student maintain an up-to-date address record at the school.  Parents please notify the main office immediately if you know or suspect a student has a change of address/phone number during the school year.

     

    Office Hours:

    The school office is open Monday - Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The school telephone number is 556-8491.  The fax number is 556-8494.

     

    Newsletters/Notes Home

    Wednesday is Newsletter and notes home day!  A weekly Newsletter, with schedules and information of interest to parents will be published and sent home every Wednesday. Although teachers may send home notes on other days if necessary, notes of a general nature will be sent home on Wednesday.  Our Newsletter will be posted weekly on the Website.

     

    Breakfast

    Breakfast is available for purchase in the mornings.  Breakfast will be available from 8:00 to 8:25 AM.  Breakfast is usually juice, milk plus one of the following: cold cereal with fruit; pancakes; French toast; breakfast pizza; etc.  You do not need to order breakfast in advance.  Breakfast is $1.25 each morning.

     

    Lunch Program

    Students may bring a lunch to school or purchase a hot lunch.  Lunches are ordered and shipped each day.  Our lunch count is sent in at 8:50 AM.  If a student arrives after 8:50, a lunch will need to be provided from home.  If you know you will be late, you may call and order a lunch before 8:50.

    Students and parents are now required to pay for lunches ahead of time.  Envelopes for payments are located in the office.  Parents can also pay for lunch and breakfast online at

    myschoolbucks.com  An online account will need to be set up.  Please understand that we cannot give lunches on credit. Lunches will be $2.25 this year.  Milk is 50 cents.  Free and reduced lunch applications must be renewed each year to continue in the program.

    Candy, soda and gum are not permitted at school.  Please help us by not packing these items in lunches.

     

     

     

     

     

    No Smoking

    It is the policy VCUSD that smoking is prohibited on school property including the parking lot.

     

    Arrival/Departure

    Classes begin for all students at 8:30 AM.  Students are not to arrive more than fifteen (15) minutes before the start of school.  No supervision can be provided before that time.  Students eating breakfast must go directly to the cafeteria.

    Dismissal time for students in grades 1-5 is 1:30 PM on Wednesdays and 3:00 PM Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.  TK, K dismissal is 12:30 through Thanksgiving break.   On the day after the break, we begin the extended day schedule for TK and kindergarten with dismissal at 1:30.   Students are to go directly home after school unless they are participating in an organized after school activity that requires parent permission and authorization. Teachers may keep students after school to finish assignments or for disciplinary reasons.  Notification by phone will be made if a child is to be after school for more than 10 minutes.

     

    Leaving School During the Day

    No child is to leave the school grounds during the day without permission from the office.  If parents take children out of school before the regular dismissal time, they must first come to the office and sign the children out.  You may be asked for identification.  The office must be notified in advance if someone other than a parent, or person listed on the emergency form is to pick up a child.  Checking students out early causes significant interruptions to the classroom each day.  Please do not pick up children early to avoid parking lot traffic!  Leaving 30+ minutes early without a valid reason is a truancy.

     

    Homework

    It is Glen Cove School policy that students in grades 3-5 will generally be assigned homework each night, Monday through Thursday.  Students in TK, K-2nd grade will have regularly assigned homework as deemed appropriate by the teacher to help young students begin to form good study habits.

    Homework may be independent practice on skills already taught in the classroom, special projects, reading, or assignments designed to involve the family in school learning.

    Parents can help by providing adequate time and a quiet place for homework to be kept (away from baby brother and the dog.)

     

    Telephone

    The office will help students with using the telephone in case of illness, emergency, or if they are staying after school.  The office phone is not to be used to make after school arrangements such as pick-ups or going to a friend’s house.

     

    Bicycles

    For safety reasons we suggest that only students in 3rd through 5th grade ride bikes to school.  Students must wear helmets and obey laws.

    Bikes must be walked while on school grounds.  Locks are required.  Accessories should be removed because the bike racks are not monitored.  No motorized vehicles are permitted.  Skate boards, roller blades, shoes with wheels, and scooters are not permitted.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Supplies and Texts

    VCUSD provides supplies and texts for the educational program.  Texts are lent to students for the year.  Any text or library book that is lost or damaged beyond a normal year’s wear must be paid for by the student responsible for the book.

    Students are assigned books by number.  Books that are taken home must be covered by the students.  Paper bags make great book covers.

     

    Lost and Found/Toys

    Students and parents may check the Lost and Found in the administration building for missing items.  Parents are urged to mark all lunch boxes, sweaters, jackets, etc. with a name (on the inside) so that items can be returned to students.  Unclaimed items are donated to charities several times a year.

    To minimize disruptions to the classroom and school, students are not to bring toys or other items to school including: radios,  electronic games, trading cards, water balloons, laser pointers, Pokemon cards, etc.  Students should not bring extra cash.  Sometimes classes have sharing times and other special activities.  The teachers will inform parents and students how sharing and other special activities are handled, and how you will know if your child has permission to bring a personal item to school.

     

    Food/Celebrations

    Please do not plan surprise celebrations such as birthday parties, during school hours.  Each teacher has different ways to honor birthdays or not.  However, it is not appropriate for a parent to come as a surprise to a classroom with cupcakes and balloons and expect instruction to stop for a party.  In addition, no food made at home can be served to students.  Please do not bring cupcakes or other unhealthy food for celebrations.  This practice has become a problem.  At lunch students should only have snack for one serving.  If students bring a large bag of Hot Cheetos or Takis then the food is shared causing germs to be spread.

     

    Dogs Not Allowed on Campus

                It should go without saying that dogs are not allowed on campus for safety reasons.  Even the nicest family pet can become dangerous when ten students at one time pull its tail and ears.

     

    Student Dress

    The school needs your cooperation in maintaining an environment in which learning is foremost.  Students dressed in “play” clothes tend to behave accordingly.  Children need to be dressed in clothing and footwear which allows them to participate in games and activities.  However, half-shirts, short shorts, spaghetti straps, loose/torn shirts exposing shoulders and other extremely casual clothing should not be worn.  (Shorts are to be below finger tips when arms are straight down.)  For safety reasons, flip flops or any sandals without a sturdy back strap may not be worn.  “Message” T-shirts and hats featuring alcoholic beverages are not appropriate.  Cosmetics are not allowed at school.  Dark glasses are not allowed unless there is a medical reason for them.  Any other glasses other than prescription are considered toys and not allowed.  It is district policy that hats are not to be worn inside.

     

     

     

     

     

    ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

    We pledge to teach Common Core Standards including critical thinking and mastery of skills to students.  We pledge to teach, model, and expect excellent behavior and social skills for the entire school community as well as the individual student.  At Glen Cove Elementary we have high expectations for every student. We are in the second year of fully implementing Common Core Curriculum.  In Language Art our focus is on reading non-fiction text, citing text for evidence, higher level thinking skills, and writing.  This will be our second year of implementation of the Pearson Math Program.  Again our emphasis is on explaining thinking and mathematics and learning concepts at a deep level.

     

    Music

    Glen Cove has a unique program for music.  All students participate in chorus on Friday with the principal.  The goal of the program is to teach a love of singing, increase reading fluency, and develop a sense of pitch through learning a large number of songs each year.  There is an evening performance at the end of the year. During the year students also learn about different kinds of music through performances by local musicians.

     

    Reading Comprehension

    Reading Comprehension includes the following: understanding information, grasping meaning, translating knowledge into new context, interpreting facts, comparing, and contrasting, predicting and inferring.  Students are given a Reading Comprehension assessment quarterly. 

     

    Fluency

    Fluency is the ability to read text accurately, at an appropriate pace, and with proper expression.

    • Accuracy – the student must be able to read the words with few mistakes
    • An appropriate pace – the student must be able to read the text smoothly at a not too fast, but not too slow rate
    • Proper Expression – the student must be able to read with expression in their voice and with attention to the punctuation in the text

    Each Grade Level end of the year Fluency Expectation is as follows:

    • Kindergarten              a minimum of 30 correct words per minute
    • 1st grade                      a minimum of 60 correct words per minute
    • 2nd grade                     a minimum of 94 correct words per minute
    • 3rd Grade                    a minimum of 114 correct words per minute
    • 4th Grade                     a minimum of 123 correct words per minute
    • 5th Grade                     a minimum of 139 correct words per minute
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    Math Facts Fluency

    Math facts fluency is the ability to automatically state and write grade appropriate facts including counting numbers, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

     

    Targets by the end of the year by Grade Level:

    • Kindergarten              Count, read and write numbers to 100       
    • 1st grade                      Addition and Subtraction Facts to 15
    • 2nd grade                     Timed test of 50 problems in 5 minutes for Addition and 

    Subtraction to 18; Multiplication of 2s, 5s, 10s

    • 3rd grade                     Timed test of 100 problems in 3 minutes of Addition and

    Subtraction to 18; Multiplication Facts 0-9

    • 4th grade                     Multiplication and Division Facts to 9
    • 5th grade                     Multiplication and Division Facts to 12

     

    Interventions and Support

               For students who are not meeting grade level expectations we provide intervention support.  Depending on the level of the child this could include intensive practice with the alphabet and sounds or fluency activities.  For English Learners students receive 30 minutes a day of English Language Development (ELD) support each day using the Treasures Program that focuses on oral language development and vocabulary.

     

    Accelerated Reader Program

    Students at Glen Cove participate in a motivational reading program called Accelerated Reader.  The program helps students develop fluency, vocabulary, and most of all a love for reading.  The way it works is that students read books that are at their correct level of difficulty -- not too easy, not too hard.  After reading a book, they take a quiz on the computer that is set up in the classroom.  The ideal goal is for students to pass quizzes between 85% and 92%.  If they are passing at the 60% or 70% rate, the books they are choosing are too hard.  If they are passing at a 100% rate, the books are too easy.  The teacher monitors the class often with reports that are generated by the program.  Students and teachers will have conferences about points, levels, and goals for a period of time.  At Glen Cove, honor roll for 4th and 5th graders has an Accelerated Reader standard of 25 points or more per trimester.  We honor all students for earning 10 points, 25 points, 50 points, 100 points, 200 points, etc.  Students have their names published in the weekly newsletter, their names are announced each week during the Monday Principal’s message, and they earn award certificates and bookmarks.

     

    Distinguished Hawk Award and Honor Roll

    All grade levels participate in the Distinguished Hawk Program.  This program seeks to honor students who do the following: Consistently put their best effort into academic work; consistently work in a productive way; consistently show self-control in class and on the playground; practice the 3 goals of behavior -- Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible.

    The Distinguished Hawk Award is a massive effort to reward and recognize students for academic and behavioral success.  All staff issue Hawk Awards as a way to positively notice behavior and achievement.  Students are to bring the white copy home for parents to put on the refrigerator door.  The other copy goes into a drawing each week at chorus time for prizes and public recognition.

    We honor academic success through our Accelerated Reader recognition systems and Honor Roll.  Honor Roll is for upper grade students who have earned all 3s or better on academic areas, all S+ or better on effort and social areas, and 25 AR points per trimester.  At the end of the year, students who have been on Honor Roll for three trimesters earn a gold medal.

     

     

    SCHOOL CLIMATE

     

    Positive Behavior Intervention and Support -- PBIS

    During the first weeks of school students will be taught school and classroom positive expectations.  On the first day of school you will receive a letter from the teacher with their behavior expectations.

    Each teacher’s discipline program will be based on BE SAFE, BE RESPECTFUL, and BE RESPONSIBLE. It will also be based on school district policies.

    Throughout the year we will teach these expectations and use frequent rewards to reinforce positive behavior.  Through the Second Step program we teach empathy, anger management, and problem solving.  An area for focus at Glen Cove is using kind words. Students will frequently receive the Distinguished HAWK Award for following our expectations to Be Safe, Be Responsible, and Be Respectful.  Put them on your refrigerator door when they come home!

     

    Glen Cove will provide a safe learning environment for all students using the PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Support) model of positive behavior intervention systems. Our school must be a safe place where all students feel that they can concentrate on their academic and social well-being.  We have high expectations for all our students as learners and it is expected that students be engaged in their learning by contributing to their classroom environment in a positive manner. Through their behaviors, they are respectful of their classmates and conduct themselves in a responsible manner to ensure their own continued growth. We recognize that growth is a process that sometimes involves setbacks and making mistakes.  At Glen Cove, we wish to uphold a discipline policy that allows for the development of positive relationships based on open communication, reflection, and the acknowledgement that every student is an individual with their own unique personality and needs. 

     

     

    Positive Behavior Expectations -- Be Safe, Be Responsible, Be Respectful

    Common Area Expectations

    Be Safe -- Walk on pink paths; be careful with doors; be careful at drinking fountains; always be supervised or have permission to go to another place.

    Be Responsible -- Keep hands and feet to yourself; go directly to locations; tell an adult of anything dangerous; use materials properly.

    Be Respectful -- Whisper near buildings; be polite to adults and students.

    Classroom Expectations

    Be Safe -- walk in classroom when moving from one location to another; keep hands and feet to yourself.

    Be Responsible -- use appropriate voice level; have pencil and materials ready; raise hand to speak; follow teacher directions; always do your best.

    Be Respectful -- use kind words; listen when others speak

    Bathroom Expectations

    Be Safe -- walk in and out of bathrooms

    Be Responsible -- go to bathroom by yourself; use toilets/urinals correctly. Flush!; put paper towels into trash can; use quiet voices; wash your hands.

    Be Respectful -- give other students privacy; use sink, stalls, soap, and paper goods appropriately.

    Playground Expectations

    Be Safe -- walk between locations; run in running areas only; slide down the slide; leave rocks, etc. on the ground.

    Be Responsible -- keep hands and feet to yourself; play school games fairly; solve disputes with R.P.S.; get permission before leaving the yard.

    Be Respectful -- share equipment and take turns; use kind words; follow adult directions quickly

    Multipurpose Room Expectations

    Be Safe -- walk in and out of multipurpose room;

    Be Responsible -- raise your hand if you need help; stay seated with legs under the table; keep hands and feet to yourself; pick up all trash in your area.

    Be Respectful -- use an inside voice; be polite to adults and students; eat politely; follow adult directions quickly

     

    RESTORATIVE PRACTICES

     

    Restorative Discipline

    The Vallejo School District and Glen Cove are in the initial steps of implementing Restorative Discipline as a way to handle problems that invariably happen between students.   The underlying goals of Restorative Discipline are: 1. to understand harm and develop empathy for both the harmed and the harmer; 2. to listen and respond to the needs of the person harmed; 3. to encourage accountability and responsibility through personal reflection within a collaborative planning process; 4. to reintegrate the harmer into the community as valuable, contributing members; 5. to create caring climates to support healthy communities; and 6. to change the system when it contributes to the harm.

    What does this mean and how is this different?  Restorative Discipline focuses on who has been hurt, what are their needs, and how to fix the harm using a problem solving approach.  What is central are the relationships between students and how those relationships are strengthened through problem solving.  Our Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) system is based on frequent use of reward and positive recognition for being safe, responsible, and respectful as well as the implementation of the Second Step Program. (See expectations above.) Consequences if needed are to be reasonable, related to the offense, restorative, and respectful.  Consequences are paired with parent involvement and support, meaningful instruction, and guidance.  We emphasize reviewing decision making and anger management. 

    Our ultimate goal at Glen Cove is a safe school with academic focus for all students with an emphasis on kindness.  Our school mascot is HAWKS --  High Achievement With Kindness for Success.  We want students to develop kindness especially regarding the use of words and restore harm if words are used in an unkind way.  Mahatma Gandhi’s quote is on the principal’s door, “An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind.” 

     

    DISTRICT-WIDE NOTICE TO PARENTS/GUARDIANS

    The Governing Board of the Vallejo City Unified School District routinely revises and adopts Board Policies for successful district outcomes and to ensure that we are current with state and federal codes and regulations. For your information and clarification, please see below for nondiscrimination and harassment policies pertaining to all students in our district - these will also appear in updated parent/student handbooks for 2015-16.  Full texts of each of these policies are available upon request or can be accessed on our website by clicking on the following tabs: 

    District - Board of Education - Board Policies. For concerns regarding discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, intimidation, or bullying as they pertain to any of these policies, that cannot be remedied at the site level, you should immediately contact Phil Shelley, Director of School and Student Accountability and Title IX Coordinator of Student Nondiscrimination at  707-556-8921, 665 Walnut Ave., Vallejo, CA.

     

    Student Nondiscrimination and Harassment; Board Policy and Administrative Regulations 5145.3

    The Governing Board desires to provide a safe school environment that allows all students equal access and opportunities in the district’s academic and other educational support programs, services, and activities.  The Board prohibits, at any District school or school activity, unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying of any student based on the student’s actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, parental, family or marital status, physical or mental disability, sex (sexual harassment), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression or association with a person or group with one of more of these actual or perceived characteristics.                                                                                                       

    Any student who feels that he/she has been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying should immediately contact the compliance officer, identified above, the principal, or any other staff member.  In addition, any student who observes any such incident is strongly encouraged to report the incident to the compliance officer or principal, whether or not the alleged victim files a complaint. The Board prohibits any form of retaliation against any student who files a complaint or report regarding an incident of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying.

    Any employee who witnesses any act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying against a student is required to intervene if it is safe to do so. Additionally, any school employee who observes an incident of discrimination, harassment, or bullying or to whom such an incident is reported shall immediately report the incident to the Coordinator or principal within a school day, whether or not the victim files a complaint. Complaints regarding discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying shall be investigated and resolved in accordance with law and district procedures specified in AR 1312.3 – Uniform Complaint Procedures. 

     

    Student Sexual Harassment; Board Policy and Administrative Regulations 5145.7 

    The Governing Board is committed to maintaining a safe school environment that is free from harassment and discrimination.  The Board prohibits sexual harassment of students at school or at school sponsored or school-related activities.  The Board also prohibits retaliatory behavior or action against any person who reports, files a complaint or testifies about, or otherwise supports a complainant in alleging sexual harassment. The district strongly encourages any student who feels that he she is being or has been sexually harassed on school grounds or at a school-sponsored or school related activity by another student or an adult to immediately contact his/her teacher, the principal, or any other available school employee.  Any employee who receives a report or observes an incident of sexual harassment shall notify the principal or a district compliance officer.  Examples of types of conduct which are prohibited in the district and which may constitute sexual harassment include, but are not limited to: 1. Unwelcome leering, sexual flirtations, or propositions 2. Unwelcome sexual slurs, epithets, threats, verbal abuse, derogatory comments, or sexually degrading descriptions 3. Graphic verbal comments about an individual’s body or overly personal conversation 4. Sexual jokes derogatory posters, notes, stories, cartoons, drawings, pictures, obscene gestures, or computer-generated images of sexual nature 5. Spreading sexual rumors 6. Teasing or sexual remarks about students enrolled in a predominantly single-sex class 7. Massaging, grabbing, fondling, stroking, or brushing the body 8. Touching an individual’s body or clothes in a sexual way 9. Impeding or blocking movements or any physical interference with school activities when directed at an individual on the basis of sex 10. Displaying sexually suggestive objects 11. Sexual assault, sexual battery, or sexual coercion.

    Complaints regarding sexual harassment shall be investigated and resolved in accordance with law and district procedures specified in AR 1312.3 – Uniform Complaint Procedures. 

     

    Married, Pregnant, Parenting Students; Board Policy and Administrative Regulations 5146 

    The Governing Board recognizes that early marriage, pregnancy, or parenting may disrupt a student’s education and increase the chance of a student dropping out of school.  The Board therefore desires to support married, pregnant, and parenting students to continue their education, attain strong academic and parenting skills, and promote the healthy development of their children. The district shall not discriminate against any student on the basis of the student’s marital, parental, or family status, pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, or related recovery. Any educational program or activity, including any class or extracurricular activity, that is offered separately to such student shall be comparable to that offered to other district students.  A student’s participation in such programs shall be voluntary. 

    Complaints regarding discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, marital, or parental status shall be investigated and resolved in accordance with law and district procedures specified in AR 1312.3 – Uniform Complaint Procedures. 

     

     

    Vallejo City Unified School District

    Progressive Discipline Plan

     

     The Progressive Discipline Plan was developed for all schools within the Vallejo City Unified School District and outlines the Alternative Means of Correction that school sites may use, as well as consequences that may be issued for inappropriate student behaviors. Each administrator must consider the age, intent, and prior offenses of the student in determining the appropriate consequences. Situations not specifically addressed in this plan or unusual or extreme cases will be dealt with in accordance with District Policy and the California Education Code. If action warrants, students may be given consequences of second, third, or forth offense on the first offense.

     

    Alternative Means of Correction (AMC) may include, but are not limited to (no particular order):

    • Parent/Teacher conference

    • Parent Contact

    • Warning

    • Referral to School & Student Accountability staff for intervention

    • Restorative Justice

    • Teacher Detention

    • Administration Detention

    • Exclusion from school activities

    • Counseling

    • Behavior Contract

    • Conflict Mediation

    • Parent supervise student in class

    • Parent escorts student to/from school

    • Saturday School (site specific)

    • Student Success Team (SST)

    • Student Intervention Team (SIT)

    • School Attendance Review Board (SARB)

    • Peer Mentoring

    • Projects on campus

    • In-school suspension (site specific)

    • District Behavior support plan

    • Restitution

    • Community Service
       

      Home/School communication is critical to our student’s success. Therefore, ALL interventions, including most AMC, shall include a parent contact and/or conference. We want our families to be partners in education at all times.

      In accordance with Education Code 48911, all home suspensions shall be preceded by an informal conference conducted by the principal or the principal’s designee, the pupil, and whenever practicable, the teacher or supervisor or school employee who referred the pupil to the principal. At this conference, the pupil shall be informed of the reason for the disciplinary action and the evidence against him or her and shall be given the opportunity to present his or her version and evidence in his or her defense. At the time of the suspension, a school employee shall make a reasonable effort to contact the pupil’s parent or guardian in person or by telephone, and the parent or guardian shall be notified in writing of the suspension within 24 hours. If the parent/guardian can not be reached, the student’s emergency contact number will be called. If the student is released to someone other than the parent/guardian, the school will make arrangements to meet to discuss the situation with the parent/guardian.

    Education Code Violation

    1st Intervention/ Consequence

    2nd Intervention/ Consequence

    3rd Intervention/ Consequence

    4th Intervention/ Consequence

    48915(c)(1) Possession, selling, or otherwise furnishing a firearm

    5 day home suspension, notify police, and Principal shall recommend expulsion.

    N/A

    N/A

    N/A

    48915(c)(2) Brandishing a knife

    5 day home suspension, notify police, and Principal shall recommend expulsion.

    N/A

    N/A

    N/A

    48915(c)(3) Selling a controlled substance

    5 day home suspension, notify police, and Principal shall recommend expulsion.

    N/A

    N/A

    N/A

    48915(c)(4) Committing or attempting to commit sexual assault or battery

    5 day home suspension, notify police, and Principal shall recommend expulsion.

    N/A

    N/A

    N/A

    48915(c)(5) Possession of an explosive

    See Definition

    5 day home suspension, notify police, and Principal shall recommend expulsion.

    N/A

    N/A

    N/A

    48915(a)(1) Causing serious physical injury to another person except in self defense

    5 day home suspension, notify police.  Principal shall recommend expulsion, unless the principal finds that the expulsion is inappropriate, due to the particular circumstance.

    N/A

    N/A

    N/A

    48915(a)(2) Possession of any knife, or other dangerous object of no reasonable use to the pupil.

    3-5 day home suspension, notify police.  Principal shall recommend expulsion, unless the principal finds that the expulsion is inappropriate, due to the particular circumstance.

    5 day home suspension, notify police.  Principal shall recommend expulsion, unless the principal finds that the expulsion is inappropriate, due to the particular circumstance.

    5 day home supsension;

    Recommend expulsion;

    Notify Police

    N/A

    48915(a)(3) Possession of any controlled substance except for the first offense of possession of not more than one ounce of marijuana

    5 day home suspension, notify police.  Principal shall recommend expulsion, unless the principal finds that the expulsion is inappropriate, due to the particular circumstance.

    N/A

    N/A

    N/A

    48915(a)(4) Robbery or Extortion

    5 day home suspension, notify police.  Principal shall recommend expulsion, unless the principal finds that the expulsion is inappropriate, due to the particular circumstance.

    5 day home suspension, notify police.  Principal shall recommend expulsion, unless the principal finds that the expulsion is inappropriate, due to the particular circumstance.

    N/A

    N/A

    48915(a)(5) Assault or battery upon a school employee

    5 day home suspension, notify police.  Principal shall recommend expulsion, unless the principal finds that the expulsion is inappropriate.

    N/A

    N/A

    N/A

     

    Education Code Violation

    1st Intervention/ Consequence

    2nd Intervention/ Consequence

    3rd Intervention/ Consequence

    4th Intervention/ Consequence

    48900(a)(1) Caused, attempted to cause, or threatened to cause physical injury to another person;

     

    Threats

     

     

     

     

     

    Fighting

    (may include pushing, shoving, punching)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • Suspension (1-5) and check in with administration upon return
    • AMC

     

    • Suspension (3-5) and check in with administration upon return
    • AMC
       

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • Suspension (2-5) and check in with administration upon return
    • AMC

     

    • Suspension (3-5) and check in with administration upon return
    • AMC

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • Suspension (3-5) and check in with administration upon return
    • AMC
       
    • Suspension (5) and check in with administration upon return
    • AMC

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • Suspension (4-5)
    • Recommendation for expulsion
    • AMC

       
    • Suspension (5)
    • Recommendation for expulsion
    • AMC

    48900(b) Possession, sale, or furnishing of any knives, firearms, or other dangerous objects

    • Suspension (2-5)
    • AMC
    • Notify police in case of possession of firearm

     

    • Suspension (5)
    • AMC
    • Notify police in case of possession of firearm.
    • Prior action in effect

     

    • Prior action in effect

     

    48900(c) Unlawfully possessed, used, sold, or other furnished, or been under the influence of any controlled substance or an intoxicant of any kind.

     

    Under the Influence

     

     

     

     

    Possession

     

     


     

    Furnishing

     


     

     

    Sale

     

    Police Notification

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • Suspension (1-5)
    • Counseling
    • Community Service
       

     

    • Suspension (3-5)
    • Counseling and community service

       
    • Suspension (3-5) and
    • Counseling and community service
       
    • Suspension (5) and Recommendation for expulsion – mandatory

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • Suspension (1-5)
    • Counseling and community service

     

    • Suspension (4-5)
    • Counseling and community service

     

    • Suspension (5)
    • Counseling and community service
    • Prior action in effect.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • Suspension (5)
    • Recommendation for expulsion


     

    • Suspension (5)
    • Recommendation for expulsion

     

     

    • Suspension (5)
    • Recommendation for expulsion

     

    • Prior action in effect.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • Prior action in effect.


       
    • Prior action in effect.


       
    • Prior action in effect.

       
    • Prior action in effect.

     

     

     

    Education Code Violation

    1st Intervention/ Consequence

    2nd Intervention/ Consequence

    3rd Intervention/ Consequence

    4th Intervention/ Consequence

    48900(d) Unlawfully offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell any controlled substance, and alcoholic beverage, or an intoxicant of any kind, or represented a substance or material as a controlled substance, alcoholic beverage, or intoxicant

     

    Police Notification

    • Suspension (3-5)
    • Recommendation for expulsion
    • Counseling
    • Notify Police
    • Suspension (5)
    • Recommendation for expulsion
    • Notify Police
    • Prior action in effect
    • Prior action in effect

    48900(e) Committed or attempted to commit robbery or extortion

    See Definition

     

    Police Notification

    • Suspension (3-5)
    • Recommendation for expulsion, unless the principal finds that the expulsion is inappropriate, due to the particular circumstance
    • Suspension (3-5)
    • Recommendation for expulsion

     

    • Prior action in effect
    • Prior action in effect

    48900(f)* Caused or attempted to cause damage to school or private property. (including Graffiti/Tagging)

    • AMC
    • Restitution
    • Suspension (1-3)
    • Notify Police
    • AMC
    • Suspension (1-5)
    • Restitution
    • Notify Police

     

    • AMC
    • Suspension (2-5)
    • Restitution
    • Notify Police

     

    • Suspension (5)
    • Recommendation for expulsion
    • Restitution
    • Notify Police

    48900(g)* Stealing, or attempting to steal school or private property

    • Alternative means of correction (AMC)
    • Suspension (1-3)
    • Restitution
    • Notify Police
    • Suspension (3-5)
    • Restitution
    • Notify Police

     

    • Suspension (5)
    • Restitution
    • Recommendation for expulsion
    • Notify Police
    • Prior action in effect

     

    48900(h)* Possessed or used tobacco or nicotine products

    • AMC
    • Counseling
    • Suspension (1)

     

    • AMC
    • Suspension (1-2)
    • Counseling

     

    • Suspension (2-3)
    • Counseling

     

    • Suspension (3-5)
    • Counseling

     

    48900(i)* Committed an obscene act or engaged in habitual profanity or vulgarity.

     

    Obscene act/gesture

     

     

     

     

     

    Profanity

     

     

     

     

     

    • Alternative means of correction (AMC)
    • Suspension (1-3)


       
    • AMC

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • Suspension (2-5)




       
    • AMC
    • Suspension (1)

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • Suspension (5)




       
    • Suspension (2-5)

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • Recommendation for expulsion



       
    • Suspension (5)

     

    48900(j)* Possessed, offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell drug paraphernalia

    • AMC
    • Suspension (1-3)
    • Counseling
    • Suspension (1-3)
    • Counseling

     

    • Suspension (3-5)
    • Counseling

     

    • Suspension (5)
    • Recommendation for expulsion

     

     

    Education Code Violation

    1st Intervention/ Consequence

    2nd Intervention/ Consequence

    3rd Intervention/ Consequence

    4th Intervention/ Consequence

    48900(k)* Disrupted school activities or otherwise willfully defied the valid authority of school personnel engaged in the performance of their duties

    • AMC
    • AMC

     

    • AMC
    • Suspension (1-3)
    • AMC
    • Suspension (1-5)

    48900(L)* Knowingly received stolen school or private property

    • Alternative means of correction (AMC)
    • Suspension (1-3)
    • Restitution
    • Suspension (1-5)
    • Restitution

     

    • Suspension (3-5)
    • Restitution

     

    • Suspension (5)
    • Recommendation for expulsion

     

    48900(m)* Possessed an imitation firearm that is so substantially similar in physical properties to an existing firearm as to lead a reasonable person to conclude that the replica is a firearm.

    • Suspension (3-5)
    • Confiscate object
    • Suspension (4-5)
    • Confiscate object

     

    • Suspension (5)
    • Confiscate object
    • Recommendation for expulsion

     

    • Prior action in effect

     

    48900(n) Committed sexual assault or battery

     

    See Definition

    Police Notification

    • Suspension (5)
    • Recommendation for expulsion

     

    • Prior action in effect

     

    • Prior action in effect

     

    • Prior action in effect

     

    48900(o) Harassed, threatened, or intimidated a pupil who is a witness in a school disciplinary proceeding for the purpose of intimidation or retaliation

    • Suspension (1-3)
    • Suspension (3-5)

     

    • Suspension (5)
    • Recommendation for expulsion

     

    • Prior action in effect

     

    48900(p) Unlawfully offered, arranged to sell, negotiated to sell, or sold the prescription drug Soma

     

    Police Notification

    • Suspension (5)
    • Recommendation for expulsion
    • Prior action in effect

     

    • Prior action in effect
    • Prior action in effect

     

    48900(q) Engaged in, or attempted to engage in, hazing

     

    See Definition

    • AMC
    • Suspension (1-5) check in with administration upon return
    • AMC
    • Suspension (2-5) check in with administration upon return
    • AMC
    • Suspension (3-5) check in with administration upon return
    • AMC
    • Suspension (4-5) check in with administration upon return
    • Recommendation for expulsion

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Education Code Violation

    1st Intervention/ Consequence

    2nd Intervention/ Consequence

    3rd Intervention/ Consequence

    4th Intervention/ Consequence

    48900(r)* Engaged in an act of bullying, including, but not limited to, bully committed by means of an electronic act.

    • AMC

     

    • AMC
    • Suspension (1-3)
    • Suspension (1-5)
    • Suspension (5)

    48900(t) Aided or abetted the infliction of physical injury or the attempted infliction of physical injury to another person.

    • Suspension (3-5)
    • Counseling
    • Suspension (4-5)
    • Counseling
    • Suspension (5)
    • Recommendation for expulsion
    • Prior action in effect

    48900.2 Committed an act of sexual harassment

     

    See Definition

    • Suspension (1-3)
    • Counseling
    • AMC
    • Suspension (3-5)
    • Counseling
    • Suspension (5)
    • Recommendation for expulsion
    • Prior action in effect

    48900.3 Caused or attempted to cause, threatened to cause or participated in an act of hate violence

     

    See Definition

    • Suspension (3-5)
    • Counseling
    • AMC
    • Suspension (5)
    • Counseling
    • Suspension (5)
    • Recommendation for expulsion
    • Prior action in effect

    48900.4 Engaged in harassment, threats, or intimidation directed against school district personnel

     

    See Definition

    • Suspension (1-3)
    • Counseling
    • AMC
    • Suspension (3-5)
    • Counseling
    • Suspension (5)
    • Recommendation for expulsion
    • Prior action in effect

    48900.7 Making terroristic threats against school officials or property

    • Suspension (5)
    • Recommendation for expulsion
    • Notify Police
       
    • Prior action in effect
    • Prior action in effect
    • Prior action in effect

     

    Cell Phones

    Cell phones are allowed by state law for emergency use only.  They are not to be on or used during recess or class time.  If phones are used inappropriately we will ask parents to pick them up from the office. Cell phones will be confiscated if students violate this policy.  Pictures/videos are prohibited.  It is our recommendation that students not have cell phones or smart phones due to the number of problems related to them. 

     

    Bus Procedures

                All school rules and expectation hold for students transported by bus.  In addition, students are to remain seated and follow the bus driver’s directions.  Students are expected to be at the bus quickly after school.  If a parent is picking up a child instead of having the bus take them home, the parent must call the school prior to the end of the day.  If not, the child will be put on the bus.

     

    Absences/Tardiness

    Daily attendance at school is a state law.  The only valid reasons for absences are: illness, medical appointment, and bereavement.  Parents must verify the reason for an absence by calling the morning of the absence.  Please do not extend weekends and holidays by taking  your child out of school.  Do not plan vacations during the school year.  These absences are truancies.

    We all have times when we are unavoidably late, but frequent tardiness effects the learning of all students. Teachers will mark students tardy after 8:35.  Late students miss important information and lunch counts have to be redone.  It is disruptive to the learning environment if a teacher stops a lesson to help students who have come late. 

     

    Student Success Team

    The Student Success Team is a problem solving and coordinating structure that assists students, families and teachers to develop positive solutions for maximizing student potential.  It provides an opportunity for school staff, family members, community agencies, and other important people to present their concerns about an individual student, and through discussion and study, to plan a positive course of action, assign responsibilities and monitor results for a student/family.  SST meetings are usually based on a referral by the teacher but parents can also ask for such a meeting by calling J.R. Matulac, our Academic Support Provider, or the principal.

     

    Student Attendance Review Board (SARB)

    The School Attendance Review Board (SARB) at Glen Cove is the principal, secretary, and parent.  We meet with parents who have received truancy letters. The purpose of the meetings is to intervene with attendance and behavior problems at an early stage, before they escalate. It is the intent of SART that the parent becomes involved as a team member in an effort to resolve the pupil’s problem. A conference record of the meeting is kept, interventions developed, and a contract is signed by the parent, and principal.  If the attendance problem is not resolved the parent is referred to the district level SARB.

     

    Discrimination and Harassment

    Policy: District Administrative Regulation 5145.7(a), (b), (c) prohibits discrimination and harassment based on Disability, Gender, Gender Identity, Nationality, Race or Ethnicity, Religion, or Sexual Orientation.  Conduct by anyone from or in the school setting which constitutes harassment or discrimination is strictly prohibited.  Actions that affect a student’s ability to function or his/her emotional well-being at school are unacceptable.  Harassment or discrimination may include acts such as the following:

    • -Use of swearing, put-downs, or unwanted sexual advances, invitations or comments.

    • -Slurs of any kind (racial, ethnic, religious, sexual, homophobic, etc.).

    • -Possession or display of derogatory posters, photographs, cartoons, or drawings.

    • -Physical conduct such as assault or unwanted touching, blocking normal movement, or interference with work or study directed at an individual because of the individual’s Disability, Gender, Gender Identity, Nationality, Race or Ethnicity, Religion, or Sexual Orientation.

    • -Threats and demands to submit to sexual requests for any purpose.

    • -Threatening or doing harm to someone who refuses to cooperate or reports on you (bullying).

    • -Gestures that are in poor taste or indicate gang affiliation.

    Possible consequences for harassment of any kind may include one or more of the following:  informal talk, counseling, parent conferences, suspension or expulsion, or referral to the appropriate law enforcement agency.

     

    Complaint Procedures

    A student who believes s/he is being harassed or discriminated against at school or school activities because of his/her sex, race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion should immediately bring it to the attention of any school staff member.  District complaint procedures will be followed to resolve the issue.  The District complaint form is available on your school site or at the District Office on Mare Island.

    The school should be a safe learning and working environment for everyone.  We will not allow discrimination or harassment based on Disability, Gender, Gender Identity, Nationality, Race or Ethnicity, Religion, or Sexual Orientation.

    If you are being harassed or discriminated against, you have the right to file a complaint.  The school must investigate and take action.  Each school site has a Complaint Coordinator whose role is to provide a safe place for anyone with a complaint, to be able to discuss and explain the complaint and its impact on the victim. The Complaint Coordinators at Glen Cove are Alison Ciano or Gregory Allison.  They can be reached by calling the office at 556-8491

     

    Glen Cove Calendar of Events 2015-16

    August 19 – First Day  -- 1:30 Dismissal for grade 1-5 Students

    August 20 and 21 – 1:30 dismissal for grade 1-5 students

    September 3 – Back-to-School Night 7:00 to 8:00

    September 7 – Labor Day

    September 17 – Picture Day (Make-ups on October 29)

    October 1 – Family Health Night 6:00 to 8:00

    October 30 – Costume Parade at 9:00; Dismissal at 1:30 for students in grades 1-5

    November 9th through20 – minimum day dismissal at 1:30 for students in grades 1-5

    November 11 – No School for Veterans’ Day

    November 21 – November 29 – Thanksgiving Break

    November 30 – First Day of Kindergarten Extended Day Dismissal at 1:30 PM

    December 17 – Holiday Sing-a-Long at 7:00 PM

    December 18 – Minimum Day Dismissal – 1:30 PM

    December 19- January 3 – Winter Break

    January 4 – First Day Back

    January 15 – Minimum Day Dismissal at 1:30 PM

    January 18 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    January 21 – International Potluck Dinner 6:30

    February 12 – Minimum Day Dismissal at 1:30 PM

    February 15 – No School for Presidents Day

    February 25 – Black History Evening, 6:30 PM

    March 18 – Minimum Day Dismissal – 1:30 PM

    March 19—April 3 – Spring Break

    April 4 – first day back

    May 12 – Ocean Night 6:30; Second Family Health Night

    May 26 – Minimum Day Dismissal at 1:30 PM

    May 27 through 30 – No School for Memorial Day

    May 31 through June 8th – Minimum Day Dismissal at 1:30

    June 2 – Chorus Concert; 6:00 PM TK, K and 1; 7:00 PM Graders 2-5

    June 7 – Ice Cream Social and Slide Show, 6:30 PM

    June 8 – 5th Grade Promotions at 9:40;