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School Policies

Be Respectful; Be Responsible; Be Safe

 

ATTENDANCE 

Students are expected to be in school in each class, each day unless properly excused by the school and parent.  Parents have 10 days to excuse an absence. After the 10 days, the absence will remain Unexcused. It is the student's responsibility to work with teachers in making up work for excused absences.

Parents or guardians are required to come into the attendance office to check out their student. They will need to present a picture ID in order to check out their student. Students will no longer be able to be checked out over the phone or with a note, and they will not be able to meet parent/guardian out front.

TARDY POLICY

If a student accumulates four unexcused tardies in a class during the quarter, he/she will receive a drop in a citizenship grade (“S” to “N”). Fifth tardy results in a drop in citizenship (“N” to “U”). Students who accumulate more than 15 tardies, counting all classes may be suspended out of school and take part in a parent conference.

TRUANCY/SLUFFING

Truancy/sluffing is defined as absent from any part of a class or day without proper permission from a parent and school (Weber Board Policy 4170). When truancy is determined to have happened, a parent may  be contacted and the student may be suspended. If the truancies continue, the student may be put on a behavior contract. Failure to live up to the contract will result in the student being referred to the district office. Teachers of truant students will notify the attendance secretary when applicable. Teachers may use their discretion whether or not class work may be made up. 

ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Attendance will be taken in every class. 
  2. Every reasonable attempt will be made to contact parents when a student misses class. A record will be kept of this contact. 
  3. Administrators may require appropriate verification of absences when parents excuse students for illness and/or family emergencies. Inappropriate absences may result in loss of credit. 
  4. Truancies will be referred to the administration for appropriate action and may result in loss of credit. 
  5. School excused and prearranged education experiences will be approved by the administration on a case-by-case basis.
  6. The teacher will be responsible for informing the student and the parent or guardian of any impending credit loss in sufficient time for corrective action to take place. Loss of credit may result in the student taking an online class or repeating the class.  

AWARDS

A number of different awards are given to students during the year and at the end of the school year in recognition of academic and leadership excellence. These include but are not limited to the Three Term Honor Roll and Straight A Awards, first place or superior awards in band, choir, Spanish, German, math, and other academic areas; the Presidential Academic Award, Four Sport Award and Scorpion of the Month Awards. For further information, please visit our school website. 

BUILDING HOURS

Building hours are from 7:15 A.M. until 3:15 P.M. Students must leave the building by 3:00 P.M. unless directly supervised by a teacher.   The main office is open from 7:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.  Bookkeeper hours are from 7 A.M. to 3 P.M.

CHILDREN AND YOUTH WITH DISABILITIES

It is the policy of the Board of Education of Weber County School District to provide a free, appropriate education to each student with disabilities within its jurisdiction. Our staff is available to assist you in understanding your rights and is available on request to provide you with any further explanation of these rights, as needed. It is the parents' responsibility to advise the school district of any known needs for a disabled student. 

CONDUCT

Students will follow three school-wide rules; Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be Safe.  These rules are aligned to classroom rules, school sponsored activities, and social media venues.  Students are expected to behave in a manner that will be a credit to themselves, their family and Sand Ridge Jr. High. Students should take pride in their dress, language, and how they treat others. 

More specifically, students are expected to be polite to other students and staff members, avoiding unruly or confrontational behavior.  Students must comply immediately with any reasonable request or instruction from any adult in the school, including administrators, teachers, police officers, custodians, aides, secretaries, cafeteria staff, etc. Failure to comply immediately is insubordination and a suspension may occur.

Abusive or verbal conduct towards students and staff members such as: verbal or physical threats, profanity, harassment, including any type of bullying (in person or cyber)  intimidation, gestures, or physical contact such as pushing, physically assaulting or fighting, or inappropriate displays of affection, will not be tolerated and may lead to suspension/removal from Sand Ridge Jr. High School. 

CONDUCT - ASSEMBLIES

The purpose of an assembly is to present information or provide a special experience for students.  Students are expected to keep hands, feet and objects to themselves, respect program personnel, listen carefully and respectfully to the presenter(s), not boo or whistle, sit quietly, not talk during presentation, and follow dismissal instructions.

CONDUCT -  BUS

Riding on the school bus is part of the regular day, and the usual rules of conduct apply. Misconduct can result in the loss of riding privileges. District policy allows only authorized regular bus students as passengers on their designated bus. Students are not allowed to ride a different bus or have a “friend” ride with them (Transportation Mandate).

CONDUCT - CAFETERIA

Students are expected to eat in a polite, quiet and acceptable manner. No throwing of food, yelling, running, selling or trading of food is permitted. During the school day food and drink is to remain downstairs in the commons/cafeteria area, not consumed in the hallways, outside, or upstairs. Each student is responsible for the disposal of his/her trash in an appropriate receptacle. All students must leave their eating area clean, including food, paper, and spilled liquids.

CONDUCT - CELL PHONE/DIGITAL MEDIA DEVICES

Cell phones, MP3 players, and headphones/earbuds are a distraction for students and the learning environment and are therefore prohibited from use during school hours except for, before/after school, and  during lunch. If students wish to have a cell phone/digital device at the school or on their person, the device must be turned off and stored in their backpack or pocket. Students may NOT leave class with their device if they use a hall pass for a given reason.  Devices will be confiscated by teachers and other school officials if students are not in compliance with this policy. Cell phones that sound during classroom instruction will be immediately confiscated.

 

If devices are used at any unauthorized time, the following policy is in place:  

 

1ST OFFENSE: Cell Phone/Digital Media Device is taken at the time of the violation.  At the conclusion of the class period, the Cell Phone/Digital Media Device is returned to the student, and the teacher will explain the school’s policy regarding Cell Phone/Digital Media Devices.

2ND OFFENSE: Cell Phone/Digital Media Device is taken at the time of the violation.  As soon as possible, the teacher will take the device to the office where the student may pick it up at the end of the day.

3rd OFFENSE: Cell Phone/Digital Media Device is taken at the time of the violation.  As soon as possible the teacher will take the device to the office, where a parent/guardian may pick it up; it will not be given back to the student. The Student may be referred to administration, and the student may be suspended.  

We encourage parents to contact the school directly if they are needing to communicate with their student in any urgent matters. The front office will work to contact the student as soon as they are able. Any other needed communication between a student and their parents will be reserved for the time the student is at lunch when they will have a window to access their phones.

CONDUCT - HALLS

If students are not in a classroom during class time, they must have an appropriate hall pass. Students are asked not to use the hall pass during the first five minutes of each class.

CONDUCT - SCHOOL PARKING LOT

As a protection to both students and faculty members, students are unauthorized to be within close proximity to staff parking. Students are prohibited from playing in the parking lot, walking in between cars, or throwing balls across faculty vehicles during lunch, before school, or after school.  

CONDUCT - SCHOOL PROPERTY

Students should not mark school furniture, lockers, walls, ceilings, floors, equipment, or outside walls and roof of building with pen, pencil, paint or any other instrument. They will not tamper with fire alarms, fire extinguishers, or electrical systems. Students who willfully destroy school property through vandalism, arson or larceny or who create a hazard to the safety of other students will be suspended from school or referred to the school district and be required to replace or restore the property. In many cases, referral to the police may be made.  

CONDUCT - SOCIAL MEDIA

With the ever-increasing use of social media platforms (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram), it is imperative that students understand that they will be expected to adhere to appropriate standards regarding any posts (including photos), tweets, snap chats, etc.  Any use of social media platforms by students, on or off campus, may be monitored by the administration and disciplinary action may be taken if use is deemed inappropriate. Standards related to appropriate use of social media platforms include, but are not limited to: zero tolerance for cyber-bullying; harassment (all forms); lewd, suggestive, or sexually explicit posts/photos; discriminatory remarks/posts; posts/photos depicting or promoting illegal activities (alcohol, drugs, e-cigs), re-tweeting, re-posting and any/all of the above, etc. School district policies and State and Federal laws regarding illegal content of digital media devices will be strictly enforced. The school is not responsible for lost or broken digital media devices. Violations will be referred to law enforcement.

 

CONDUCT - WSD SAFE SCHOOL VIOLATIONS 

Weber School District’s Safe School Policy

Students at Sand Ridge Junior High School are expected to comply with the Weber School District’s Safe School Policy and with state and federal law.  THE FOLLOWING MAY INVOLVE LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS AND SUSPENSION

Unsafe/Dangerous Conduct

Students are expected to act in a manner that would not bring foreseeable harm or injury upon another student.  Running, throwing objects and other conduct that could or does cause harm or injury to another student will not be tolerated.

Disobedience of School Policy

Continued willful disobedience or open and persistent defiance of proper authority or disruptive behavior including the use of foul, profane, vulgar or abusive language may be the subject of disciplinary action including being placed on school or district contract and/or suspension from school.

Theft

Any student involved in stealing either school property or personal property of school personnel or students may be referred to the local law enforcement officials and suspended from school.  Certain items are prime targets for theft, such as cell phones, iPods, iPads, Kindles, large amounts of cash, etc. and are not encouraged to be brought to school.

Fighting

Students are not allowed to fight on or near school grounds.  Violence and disruption of school will not be tolerated. In case of a fight, the participants may be suspended for as many as 10 days, a conference will be held with their parents and the students may be referred to local law enforcement.  In the event of an injury, the incident will be investigated by law enforcement.

Shakedown/Extortion

Any student involved in taking money or anything from another student by force or coercion may be suspended from school.  A conference with the parents will be necessary in order for the student to be readmitted to school.

Weapons and Dangerous Instruments

The school will not permit a student to bring any weapon or dangerous object, substance or article to school which could endanger the student’s welfare or the welfare of other students, faculty, staff or patrons of the school.  Students found with weapons, facsimiles, or items which could be construed as a weapon will be suspended from school, referred to the district and local law enforcement and the weapon will be confiscated.  Suspension from school may be up to one year as per Utah State Law.

 

CLOSED CAMPUS

The policy of the Weber Board of Education requires junior high schools to maintain a closed campus. Students will be expected to remain on campus from 7:45 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. The Roy Recreation Complex is off limits during school hours. Students must check out at the Attendance office when leaving and check back in upon their return. 

DRESS CODE

The dress code at Sand Ridge is in compliance with WSD policy 5220. It has been adopted by students, parents, and community councils to promote safety, personal hygiene, and a proper academic environment.  Students are expected to maintain a type of dress that is clean, modest, and is not distracting to teachers or other students and not detrimental or disruptive to the educational process.

  1. Clothing not ordinarily worn in the workplace may not be worn at school. (i.e., robes, pajamas, house slippers, mutilated clothing, low cut and revealing tops, etc.).
  2. Mutilated clothing is defined as clothing having rips or tears in revealing places (i.e. jeans with tears/holes must be at dress code length (refer to dress code policy #4), seat of pants; shirts with tears across the front or back). Clothing with rips/tears must not be a distraction to the education process.
  3. Shoes must be worn at all times.  More restrictive shoe requirements may be required for safety reasons in some classes.
  4. Shorts and skirts must be mid-thigh length or longer and not present a distraction in the classroom or school (no mini-skirts, mini-dresses or short shorts). Leggings can be worn but must not be sheer or see through.  Items worn over leggings must meet the proper length requirements as stated above.
  5. Shirts and tops may not have bare midriffs or be revealing at the neck, stomach and/or arm holes. Shirts, tops, and dresses must cover the ball of the shoulder.  In turn, when wearing a sheer, knitted or see-through top the ball of the shoulder must be covered and a shirt or top that meets the above stated dress code must be worn underneath.  Tank tops, athletic undershirts, halter tops, and spaghetti strap shirts are not allowed at school.  Sagging pants must not reveal underwear even when arms are raised.
  6. Clothing with designs, printed words, or slogans that are suggestive, obscene, or are in poor taste, or that refer to a substance or activity which is illegal for a minor will not be allowed – clothing which refers to ales, beer, or other alcoholic beverages, smoked or smokeless tobacco, breweries, or illegal drugs may not be worn. Clothing with weapons or other inappropriate content may not be worn. Clothing or accessories with gang symbols, insignia, or other gang identifiers may not be worn. Rasta colors, t-shirts, bands, book bags, and hats are not allowed.
  7. Hats or other types of head covering, such as visors, scarves, sweatbands, or bandanas, may not be worn in the building.
  8. Sunglasses may not be worn in the building.
  9. Makeup which is so conspicuous, extreme, odd in color or style that it draws undue attention, disrupts, or tends to disrupt or interfere with the learning atmosphere at school will not be allowed.
  10. Clothing attachments, jewelry, or accessories which could be considered weapons, which could pose a potential risk of injury to the wearer or others, or which could be considered to be disruptive to the educational process may not be worn. Chains are not allowed.
  11. All facial piercings shall not be a distraction. Spikes and sharp piercings are not allowed.
  12. Inappropriate and distracting tattoos may not be displayed.

 

EXTRACURRICULAR ELIGIBILITY STANDARDS

Students who participate in extracurricular activities are expected to maintain high standards of conduct and academics. Advisors and coaches will check the citizenship and academic progress of participants. Students who do not meet academic and citizenship requirements or violate school policy may be prohibited from further activity or placed on probation during the season.   District and school extra-curricular standards are as follows: 

Academic Standards: Earn and maintain a 2.0 GPA or better for the term prior to try-outs, no more than one “F” for previous and current term, and no more than one “U” or one “N” and one “U” or two “N’s” in citizenship for the previous and current term. Advisory grades and citizenship count towards eligibility. 

Behavior Standards: Students must maintain acceptable behavior standards while on an athletic team. Coaches and administration will determine if violations to school policy are serious enough to warrant removal or suspension from a team. Truancy, fighting, safe school violations, drug and alcohol violations, suspensions, etc. may be grounds for removal from a team. 

Students who wish to run for a student office or try out for cheerleader must have a 3.0 (B) grade point average in addition to meeting the set requirements of the coach.  Students not meeting these requirements may appeal to the Standards Committee.  

FEE WAIVER PROCEDURE

Fees, as established by the Weber School District Board of Education, will be waived in accordance with the Utah State Board of Education standards for students whose parents or legal guardians verify evidence of inability to pay. Inability to pay is defined as those who are in state custody, foster care, or receiving public assistance in the form of Aid to Families with Dependent Children, Supplemental Security Income, or those whose annual income falls below the level established by the state. (See state required forms). 

GIFTS

It is against school board policy for teachers to accept gifts from students.  

ID CARDS 

The daily safety of our students, staff and patrons is of the highest concern to the administration of Sand Ridge Junior High School. It is the school's goal to, at a glance, immediately be able to identify everyone in our building. To make this goal possible, visitors are required to wear identity badges. Students currently have identity badges for lunch purchases and library book check out. Students who repeatedly need to have their badges reprinted may incur a fee of $5 per card duplicated. 

IMMUNIZATIONS

Effective July 1, 1992, the Utah State Immunization Law mandates that student immunization records must be complete and on file at the time of registration in order for a student to attend school. Principals are not permitted to enroll pupils who are not in compliance. A grace period will no longer be allowed. Any person claiming an exemption to immunization shall complete the official Utah School Immunization Record with the required signatures which must be obtained from the Weber County health Department and/or the family physician. If you have questions concerning the immunizations, please contact the school nurse. 

LOCKERS

Students will be assigned a locker at the time of registration. The locker remains the property of the school. Lockers will be inspected several times throughout the year. Lockers must be kept neat and clean. Students must not move from their assigned locker. Moving increases the possibility of theft and could result in the loss of locker privileges. Do not let other students know your locker combination. Do not keep money or expensive items in your lockers--they are not 100% secure. The school is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Money or expensive items that must come to the school may need to be temporarily kept in the office. A $5.00 fee will be charged if a combination change is needed and approved by the administration.

LOST AND FOUND

The lost and found is located in the attendance office. All lost and found articles should be turned in or reported missing immediately. Items must be accurately identified by the owner before being returned. 

NOTICE REGARDING STUDENT RECORDS

Parents and students have a right to inspect the student's educational records and the right to request amendments to those records. Personally identifiable information will be disclosed only upon consent. 

NOTICE REGARDING SEXUAL HARASSMENT

The District strictly forbids any of its agents to engage in sexual harassment. Students and faculty are required to receive training on bullying and harassment (video, pre and post testing). The District wants to know immediately if a student believes he/she is being harassed. Please contact the principal, assistant principal, or a school counselor if you believe you have been sexually harassed. The district and school will make every effort to keep its investigation confidential and will promptly remedy any problems it finds. 

OFFICE TELEPHONES

Office telephones are for official school business only. Office telephones are to be used only to facilitate school business or in case of an emergency or illness. Students and teachers will not be called to the phone while classes are in session; however, messages will be delivered promptly to those concerned. Students may use the office  telephone on their own time (before or after school or during lunch time) but not during class time.

SCHEDULE CHANGE

Classes are scheduled based on pre-registration. After schedules are printed, only necessary class changes will be made with approval of the parents and the school. A $10.00 class change fee will be assessed for student/parent initiated class changes. A request form is available in the counseling office. 

SCHOOL CHOICE CONDITION

Students who wish to attend a school in the Weber School District other than their home school (non-resident school) must complete, return the proper application form to the requested school, and pay a $5 processing fee during the month of January. This one month window will be the only period that "option" registration will be authorized. Special needs may be reviewed without regard to the general guidelines. Forms are available from the schools or on the district website under Student Services (Forms & Information). 

SECTION 504

The District does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities. Contact Student Services at the Weber District Board Office with any questions or concerns. 

STANDARDS COMMITTEE

The Standards Committee exists to consider student situations where eligibility requirements have not or are not being met. The role of the Standards Committee is to uphold student eligibility requirements and at the same time consider the individual case of each student. The committee will consider the following: (1) The student's current school status as it compares to the eligibility requirements of the particular activity, and (2) Circumstances presented to the committee which may have impacted the student's school status. 

The circumstances considered will  be those over which the student has no control. In the event the Standards Committee approves the student request to be eligible provisionally, the probation standards will be outlined by the committee to the student. In the event the Standards Committee denies the student request, the student and parent may appeal the decision in writing to the school principal. The following will be considered by the principal: (1) Procedures followed by the Standards Committee in reaching its decision, and (2) New information related to the original request but not presented to the Standards Committee.  

SICK ROOM

Parental contact will be made if a student becomes ill. Students may sit outside the attendance office until their parents pick them up from school. The sick room is to be used only after receiving permission from the counseling office personnel. 

SKATEBOARDS

Skateboards are not to be ridden on school property at any time. Any boards ridden to school will need to be stored in the counseling center during the day. Students storing their boards in the counseling center are doing so at their own risk and the school is not liable for any damage or theft that may occur.  

TITLE IX

The Weber County School District complies with Title IX regulations. "No person in the United States shall on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance." Problems should be referred to the school administration or the school district. 

TOBACCO

Any student who has e-cigarettes, e-liquid or tobacco in any form in his/her possession or control in the school building, on school premises or adjacent to school property will be suspended. Students who repeat such actions could be referred to the District for alternative placement.

Drug and Alcohol Use/Abuse/Possession/Paraphernalia

Because of the detrimental effect of drug and alcohol use on youth, the Weber Board of Education has adopted a policy forbidding the use, possession and/or distribution of drugs or drug paraphernalia in any manner (except as medically prescribed and properly authorized to be administered in the school) as well as the possession, distribution and/or drinking of alcoholic beverages during school hours, on school grounds, at school activities or on a school vehicle.  Students found in violation will be referred to appropriate law enforcement agencies and parents will be contacted. The student will be suspended and referred for a drug and alcohol assessment through Weber Human Services. If the use of alcohol, tobacco, e-cigarettes or other drugs impaired the education or social function of the student in the school, the student can be held out of regular school until the family can provide medical or agency verification substantiating that the student is not chemically dependent.  Contact the school office for further information regarding this policy.

VENDING MACHINES

The vending machines are in the school for the convenience of students. Students must assume responsibility for their use. All food and drinks are to remain in the cafeteria area at all times. Candy wrappers, cans, etc. are to be placed in garbage cans. Failure to do so may result in the machines being turned off. The office will not provide change needed for vending machine use. Change will not be given in the office or cafeteria. All food must be eaten downstairs in the commons area, not outside, or upstairs.

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