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Parent/Student Handbook
Elementary School
2015-16 School Year
Parent/Student Handbook
TABLE OF CONTENTS
BOARD OF EDUCATION ........................................................................................................... 4
DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION .................................................................................................... 4
MISSION STATEMENT .............................................................................................................. 5
CORE VALUES .......................................................................................................................... 5
PRINCIPAL'S LETTER ............................................................................................................... 6
EGUSD CODE OF CONDUCT - K-12 ......................................................................................... 7
A. GENERAL INFORMATION ................................................................................................... 8
SIERRA ENTERPRISE STAFF ....................................................................................... 8
ADMINISTRATION .............................................................................................. 8
CLASSROOM TEACHERS ................................................................................. 8
CERTIFICATED SUPPORT STAFF..................................................................... 8
CLASSIFIED SUPPORT STAFF.......................................................................... 8
SCHOOL CALENDAR ..................................................................................................... 9
SCHOOL SCHEDULE-PE-RECESS-LUNCH-MINIMUM DAY ....................................... 12
PARENT INVOLVEMENT GUIDELINES ....................................................................... 14
PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA)................................................................... 14
TITLE I PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT POLICY............................................................... 15
DISCRETIONARY SCHOOL PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT POLICY COMPONENTS…… ........... 19
TITLE I................................................................................ .............................................. 20
SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL ............................................................................................... 20
NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND POLICY ............................................................ ................... 20
DISTRICT POLICIES .................................................................................................... 20
B. SCHOOL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES ......................................................................... 20
ACCIDENTS AND INSURANCE ................................................................................... 21
ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL........................................................................................... 21
ATTENDANCE .............................................................................................................. 22
CLASSROOM VISITATIONS ........................................................................................ 22
CHECKOUT OF STUDENTS DURING CLASS HOURS ............................................... 22
CONFERENCES ........................................................................................................... 23
FIELD TRIPS................................................................................................................. 23
HEALTH AND MEDICATION ........................................................................................ 23
LOST AND FOUND ....................................................................................................... 23
WELLNESS POLICY...………………………………………………………………………...23
FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICES/LUNCH PROGRAM ............................................ 24
OPEN HOUSE .............................................................................................................. 24
REPORT CARDS .......................................................................................................... 24
PROMOTION / RETENTION........................................................................................... 25
PARKING LOT PROCEDURES .................................................................................... 26
TELEPHONE USAGE ................................................................................................... 26
TRANSPORTATION ..................................................................................................... 26
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C. STUDENT BEHAVIOR POLICIES AND PROCEDURES .................................................... 27
BEHAVIORAL DISCIPLINE POLICY ............................................................................. 27
POSITIVE RECOGNITION AND REWARD SYSTEMS ................................................. 27
DISTRICT HONOR ROLL POLICY.......................……………….……….…… ……… 27
SCHOOL-PARENT COMPACT ..................................................................................... 28
DRESS CODE............................................................................................................... 30
BUS RULES .................................................................................................................. 32
BUS DISCIPLINE PROCESS ............................................................................... 33
EGUSD SCHOOL HANDBOOK INSERTS FOR 2012-2013 .......................................... 34
SUSPENSION/EXPULSION/REFERENCE CHART………………………………....... 34
DISCIPLINE POLICY CONTRACT….………………………………………………… ........ 57
STUDENT PROGRAMS
ACCELRATED/G.A.T.E. (GIFTED AND TALENTED EDUCATION) ............................. 58
ACADEMIC COMPETITIONS……………………… ........................................................ 58
HONOR ROLL............................................................................................................... 58
LSH (LANGUAGE, SPEECH, HEARING) ..................................................................... 58
LEARNING CENTER .................................................................................................... 58
SIP (SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM) ............................................................... 59
STUDENT STUDY TEAM.............................................................................................. 59
D. SCHOOL CURRICULUM .................................................................................................... 59
READING/LANGUAGE ARTS ....................................................................................... 59
MATHEMATICS ............................................................................................................ 60
PHYSICAL EDUCATION ............................................................................................... 60
SCIENCE ...................................................................................................................... 60
SOCIAL STUDIES ......................................................................................................... 60
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS .............................................................................. 60
COMPUTERS AND LIBRARY ....................................................................................... 60
HOMEWORK POLICY .................................................................................................. 61
PARENTS RIGHT TO KNOW ....................................................................................... 62
SCHOOL WEBSITE ...................................................................................................... 63
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BOARD OF EDUCATION
Beth Albiani
Nancy Chaires Espinoza
Carmine S. Forcina
Chet Madison, Sr.
Dr. Crystal Martinez-Alire
Anthony “Tony” Perez
Bobbie Singh-Allen
DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION
Superintendent
Christopher Hoffman
Associate Superintendent of PreK-6 Elementary Education
Donna Cherry
Directors of Elementary Education
Bob Roe
Fawzia Keval, Ed. D.
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MISSION STATEMENT
Elk Grove Unified School District
will provide a learning
community that challenges ALL students
to realize their greatest potential.
ELK GROVE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
CORE VALUES
1.
Outcomes for Students
 Achievement of Core Academic Skills
 Confident, Effective Thinkers and Problem Solvers
 Ethical Participants in Society
2.
Commitments about How We Operate as an Organization
 Support Continuous Improvement of Instruction
 Build Strong Relationships
 Find Solutions
3.
High Expectations for Learning for ALL Students and Staff
 Instructional Excellence
 Safe, Peaceful, and Healthy
 Enriched Learning Atmosphere
 Collaboration with Diverse Communities and Families
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August 13, 2015
Dear Parents/Guardians,
On behalf of the staff of Sierra Enterprise Elementary School, I am pleased to welcome
you to a new school year.
Our handbook should serve as a useful reference for you during the school year. Please take
time to review all the rules and policies with your child. It is important that you familiarize
yourself with our policies, procedures, programs, and code of conduct. Many policies and
procedures have changed and it is critical that you are aware of these changes. This
will help to ensure a positive school experience for all our children.
If you have any questions concerning our handbook, please feel free to contact me so that I
can be of assistance.
Sincerely,
Patricia Hecht
Principal
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EGUSD CODE OF CONDUCT - K-12
Student Responsibilities
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Respect the authority of teachers, principals, and all staff members.
Comply with school and district standards of conduct.
Attend school on a daily basis and get to class on time.
Come to class prepared to work.
Bring necessary books and materials.
Pay attention in class.
Follow school and classroom rules.
Complete class work and homework on time.
Keep track of progress.
Parent Responsibilities
1. Accept the rights of the school and Board of Education to maintain standards of behavior for all
students.
2. Review district discipline guidelines and school rules with students to make sure they understand
school expectations.
3. Make sure students attend school daily and arrive on time.
4. Provide necessary study materials.
5. Provide a suitable situation for study at home.
School Responsibilities
Teachers will:
1. Establish an atmosphere in which productive learning can take place.
2. Involve students in activities that increase self-esteem.
3. Teach the District’s standards of behavior.
4. Enforce District policy and school rules fairly and consistently.
5. Involve students in an ongoing self-evaluating process.
6. Communicate regularly with students and parents regarding academic progress and behavior.
Administrators will:
1. Provide support for teachers as they carry out their discipline responsibilities.
2. Establish and enforce school rules to insure a safe educational environment.
3. Communicate school rules and consequences to students, parents, and staff.
4. Communicate unverified student absences to parents.
(A Guide to School Discipline, K-12, EGUSD)
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Sierra Enterprise Staffing
2015-16 School Year
Grade
Teacher
Program
Room Number
Kindergarten A.M.
Kindergarten P.M.
Gould
Steele
General Education
General Education
K1
K1
First Grade
First Grade
First Grade
Berrios
Garza
Roberts
General Education
General Education
General Education
Room 10
Room 13
Room 2
Second Grade
Second Grade
Charleboix
Draper
General Education
General Education
Room 6
Room 9
Third Grade
Third Grade
Molina
Svensek
General Education
General Education
Room 7
Room 5
Fourth Grade
Fourth Grade
Smith
Bravo
General Education
General Education
Room 3
Room 18
Fifth Grade
Fifth Grade
Gonzales
Bishop
General Education
General Education
Room 1
Room 4
Sixth Grade
Sixth Grade
Holden
Leiva/Farrell
General Education
General Education
Room 19
Room 17
SDC Primary
SDC Intermediate
ED Level 2
Vlach
Martinez
Clevenger
Special Education
Special Education
Special Education
Room 15
Room 16
Room 24/25
Pre-K Autism
Pre-K Autism
Pre-K Autism
Pre-K Autism
Pre-K Autism
Pre-K Autism
Pre-K Autism
Davey
Dube
Affonso
Sills
Huss
Jewett
Open
Special Education
Special Education
Special Education
Special Education
Special Education
Special Education
Special Education
Room 11
Room 12
Old Kinder
Room 27
Room 28
Room 29
Room 30
Computer Lab
Resource Teacher
Academic Intervention Teacher
Frey
Ubaldi
Theophilus
General Education
Special Education
General Education
Computer Lab
Learning Center
Room 14
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2015-2016 Parents/Families Calendar of Events
Jump Start: Kindergarten-2nd Grade
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TBA
First Day of School

August 13, 2015
Back to School Night

August 13, 2015 5:00-7:00pm
Holidays
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September 7, 2015
Labor Day
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November 11, 2015
Veteran’s Day
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November 23, 2015 to November 27, 2015
Thanksgiving Break
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December 21, 2015 to January 4, 2016
Winter Break
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January 18, 2016
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

February 8, 2016
Lincoln’s Birthday
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February 15, 2016
Washington’s Birthday

March 21, 2016 to March 25, 2016
Spring Break
State, Local, and District Assessments
CELDT Testing
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August 13-October 30, 2015
District ELA Formative Assessment
October 1, 2015-January 29, 2015
SBAC Testing
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April 11-May 26, 2015
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Kindergarten Bench Mark Assessments
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September 28-October 23, 2015
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January 8- February 5, 2016
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April 18-May 13, 2016
1st Grade Bench Mark Assessments
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October 5-October 23, 2015
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January 15-February 5, 2016
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April 25-May 13, 2016
2nd-6th Grade Bench Mark Assessments
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October 12-October 23, 2015
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January 25-February 5, 2016
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May 2-13, 2015
5th Grade P.E. Assessment
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February 1- May 26, 2015
Parent Meetings
ELAC/School Site Council Meetings
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September 23, 2015
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October 7, 2015
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December 16, 2015
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January 20, 2016
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February 24, 2016
GATE Meetings
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September 16, 2015
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January 13, 2016
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Report Cards
Report Card Prep Day (MINIMUM DAYS)
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November 3, 2015
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February 19, 2016
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May 17, 2016
Parent Conferences
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November 13, 2015 to November 20, 2015
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March 1, 2016 to March 4, 2016
Minimum Days
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November 13, 2015 to November 20, 2015
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December 18, 2015
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March 1, 2016 to March 4, 2016
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May 26, 2016
Awards Assembly’s
 November 18, 2015
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March 2, 2016
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May 24, 2016
Promotion Schedule
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May 25, 2016
6th Grade Promotion
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May 26, 2016
Kindergarten Promotion
Student Events
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October 30, 2015
Harvest Festival
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November 13, 2015
Turkey Trot
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April 7, 2016
Open House
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April 15, 2016
Jog-A-Thon
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TBA
Talent Show
Spirit Day- Students may wear their school shirts, sweatshirts, beanies or school colors
Every Friday is Spirit Day !!!
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SIERRA ENTERPRISE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
2015 – 2016
BELL SCHEDULES
TIME
GRADE LEVELS
8:00 AM – 11:30 AM
10:50 AM – 2:20 PM
8:00 AM – 2:20 PM
*** 8:00 AM – 1:30 PM ***
8:00 AM – 11:25 AM
9:20 AM – 2:20 PM
AM Kindergarten
PM Kindergarten
1st – 6th Grades (M, T, TH, F)
1st – 6th Grades (WED ONLY)
Pre School - General Education
Pre School - Autism
RECESS SCHEDULE
TIME
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM
10:20 AM – 10:35 AM
10:40 AM – 10:55 AM
GRADE LEVELS
st
nd
1 & 2 Grades
3rd & 5th Grades and SDC Primary
4th & 6th Grades and SDC Intermediate
LUNCH SCHEDULE
TIME
11:10 AM - 11:30 AM
10:50 AM - 11:10 PM
11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
11:20 AM - 11:40 AM
11:45 AM - 12:05 PM
12:05 PM - 12:25 PM
12:30 PM - 12:50 PM
12:50 PM - 1:10 PM
INSIDE/LUNCH
AM Kindergarten
PM Kindergarten
First Grade
Second Grade/SDC-P
Third Grade
Fifth Grade /ED
Fourth Grade/SDC-I
Sixth Grade/SDC-I
OUTSIDE/RECESS
Second Grade/SDC-P
First Grade
Fifth Grade/ED
Third Grade
Sixth Grade/SDC-I
Fourth Grade
MINIMUM DAY SCHEDULE
8:00 AM –12:30 PM
Instruction
Recess
Instruction
Lunch
Instruction
Grades
8:00 - 10:00 AM
8:00 - 10:20 AM
8:00 - 10:40 AM
10:00 - 10:10 AM
10:20 - 10:30 AM
10:40 - 10:50 AM
10:10 -10:50 AM
10:30 - 11:20 AM
10:50 - 11:50 AM
10:50 - 11:20 AM
11:20 - 11:50 AM
11:50 - 12:20 PM
11:20 - 12:30 PM
11:50 - 12:30 PM
12:20 - 12:30 PM
1st & 2nd Grades
3rd & 5th Grades and SDC-P/ED
4th & 6th Grades and SDC-I
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Sierra Enterprise Elementary School
Physical Education Schedule
2015-16 School Year
Time
8:00-8:40
8:40-9:20
9:20-10:00
10:00-10:40
10:55-11:35
12:25-1:05
Monday
Bravo/Vlach
Smith
Leiva/Farrell
Haynes
Gonzalez/
Clevenger
Bishop
Tuesday Wednesday
Bravo
Smith
Leiva/Farrell
Haynes
Gonzalez/
Clevenger
Bishop
Thursday
Friday
2015-16 School Year
Time
8:00-8:15
8:00-8:20
8:00-8:20
9:30-9:45
9:45-10:00
10:0010:20
12:45-1:15
1:10-1:40
1:15-1:40
1:40-2:20
2:00-2:15
Monday
Wednesday
3rd Grade
Tuesday
Smith
rd
3 Grade
Thursday
Berrios
Berrios
Berrios
Berrios
Roberts
Bishop
Roberts
Roberts
Gonzales
3rd Grade
Friday
Smith
Haynes/ 3rd
Grade
Berrios
Leiva/Farrell
Roberts
Bravo
Roberts
Martinez
Garza
Martinez
Garza
rd
3 Grade
Roberts
Martinez
Martinez
Garza
rd
3 Grade
Roberts
Garza
Primary
Grade
Dancing
Each classroom receives 100 minutes of physical education each week.
Physical Education instruction may include skill specific instruction, games, drill, cardio
workouts, running/jogging, dancing, body movement and cooperative games.
Updated 9/16/15
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PARENT INVOLVEMENT GUIDELINES
The Elk Grove Unified School District recognizes that parents are the most important educators in
their children’s lives. The Board of Education recognizes the necessity and value of parent
involvement to support student success and academic achievement. Studies have proven that
children whose parents are involved in their education perform better in school than children whose
parents are not. That is why we encourage parents to be active with their children at all grade levels
– even high school when parent participation drops off dramatically.
We encourage parents to work with their PTA, volunteer in the classroom, and remain active with
their children’s learning at home.
PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA)
Parents are an important part of our Sierra Enterprise family. Every parent
is encouraged to join the PTA at the opening of school.
The PTA presents many programs to enrich the education of our children
and also helps the teaching staff. New programs for PTA will be announced
at our first PTA meeting.
Become a Volunter
Parents and guardians can become school volunteers. You can work in your child’s classroom, on
the yard or library. There are many opportunities to volunteer at Sierra Enterprise. The procedure for
becoming a volunteer is as follow:
1) Talk to school staff about which activity you would like to work
as a volunteer.
2) Create a plan that would include dates, times and
responsibilities
3) Some volunteering activities will require you to be
fingerprinted. The school site will assist you in how and where
to go for fingerprinting. Most volunteer that work in the
classroom and are under the direct supervision of a teacher
will not need to be fingerprinted.
4) Start your volunteering
Classroom Visitiations
1) Arrange a time and date to visit your child’s classroom
2) Complete a request form
3) Arrive on time and sit in the back quietly
4) Feel free to leave questions or a request for conference at the end of your visit
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Title I Parental Involvement Policy
GENERAL EXPECTATIONS
Title I schools agree to implement the following statutory requirements:
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The school and parents will jointly develop a School Parental Involvement Policy for
distribution to parents of participating children.
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The school will distribute the School Parental Involvement Policy in an understandable
and uniform format, and, to the extent practicable, in a language the parents can
understand.
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The school will make the School Parental Involvement Policy available to the local
community.
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The school will periodically update the School Parental Involvement Policy to meet the
changing needs of parents and the school.
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The school will adopt the school-parent compact as a component of its School Parental
Involvement Policy.
In carrying out the Title I, Part A parental involvement requirements, to the extent
practicable, the schools will provide full opportunities for the participation of parents
with limited English proficiency, parents with disabilities, and parents of migratory
children.
The school agrees to be governed by the following statutory definition of parental
involvement, and will carry out programs activities, and procedures in accordance with
this definition:
Parental involvement means the participation of parents in regular, two-way,
and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other
school activities, including ensuring—
(B) that parents play an integral role in assisting their child’s learning;
(C) that parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their child’s
education at school;
(D) that parents are full partners in their child’s education and are
included, as appropriate, in decision-making and on advisory
committees to assist in the education of their child
(E) the carrying out of other activities, such as those described in section
1118 of the ESEA.
TITLE I SCHOOL PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT POLICY COMPONENTS
1. Sierra Enterprise Elementary School will take the following actions to involve parents in the
joint development and agreement of its School Parental Involvement Policy and its school-wide
plan in an organized, ongoing, and timely manner as specified in section 1118(b) of the ESEA.
 Create our vision of a family-friendly school.
 Talk to parents to determine if the parent involvement policy in place is effective.
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Work with a group of parents to decide how it could be a stronger tool for improving
the quality of the Title 1 program:
- Meet with School Site Council (SSC) and invite their participation.
- Meet with PTA Board and invite their participation.
- Meet with site English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) Parent
Advisory and invite their participation.
- Meet with GATE/Accelerated Parent Advisory and invite their
participation.
- Invite parents to activities with the Principal to seek their input.
 Conduct an annual evaluation of the effectiveness of parent involvement.
 Use the results of the annual assessment in designing strategies for school
improvement and revising the parent involvement policy as needed.
2. Sierra Enterprise Elementary School will take the following actions to distribute to
parents and the local community, the School Parental Involvement Policy.
 Principal, with the support of the PTA will host a “Welcome” night where families are
invited to the school. Principal will give an opening address, share basic expectations
of the year, and invite parents to ask questions. PTA to sponsor the event. This event
will be held the first or second week of school.
 Send policy home with students the first day of school.
 Address at Back to School Night.
 Address components of the policy through the school newsletter on a monthly basis.
 Include in our Parent Student Handbook.
 Translate and Distribute to EL Parents at first English Learner Advisory Committee
(ELAC) Parent Advisory.
 Take Your Parents to school day
3. Sierra Enterprise Elementary School will update periodically its School Parental
Involvement Policy to meet the changing needs of parents and the school.
 Review once a year through: SSC, PTA, ELAC, Flyer to parents (if possible, translated
in languages of student population).
4. Sierra Enterprise Elementary School will convene an annual meeting to inform parents of the
following:
 That their child’s school participates in Title I.
 About the requirements of Title I.
 Of their rights to be involved.
 The meeting will be held and parents will be encouraged to attend by 08/25/12.
At our Back to School Night, families will receive information related to Title 1 schools.
Parents will be invited to attend through our school Newsletter, invitations written by
our students, and a flyer extending our hope that each and every parent will attend.
5. Sierra Enterprise Elementary School will hold a flexible number of meetings at varying
times, and may provide child care, and/or home visits, paid for with Title I funding as long as
these services relate to parental involvement.
 Bilingual Associates will call families and stress the importance of attending.
 Students will write invitations.
 Administrator will call families to invite their participation.
6. Sierra Enterprise Elementary School will provide timely information about Title I
programs to parents.
 Send information home the first day of school.
 Back to School Night.
 Parent Nights.
 ELAC Meetings.
 GATE and Accelerated Parent Meetings.
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 Donuts with the Principal
 Site Website.
 School Site Council
7. Sierra Enterprise Elementary School will provide to parents a description and explanation of
the curriculum in use at the school, the forms of academic assessment used to measure
student progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet.
 Back to School Night.
 Parent Nights – Taking the Classroom to the Community.
 Parent Teacher Conferences.
 Newsletter.
 Site Website.
 Take Your Parents to School Day
8. Sierra Enterprise Elementary School will provide parents, if requested, opportunities for
regular meetings to formulate suggestions and to participate, as appropriate, in decisions
relating to the education of their children, and respond to any such suggestions as soon as
practicably possible. We will accomplish this through the following:
 School Site Council (SSC)
 English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC Parent Advisory)
 GATE/Accelerated Parent Advisory
 Parent Teacher Conferences
 Student Study Team Meetings
 IEP Meetings
 Behavior Support Plan Meetings
9. Sierra Enterprise Elementary School will submit to the district any parent comments if the
school wide plan under section (1114)(b)(2) is not satisfactory.
The Elk Grove Unified School District is very proud of the performance of students
in our schools, and we commend you, the parents, for your excellent support of
academic achievement. A new Federal law, “No Child Left Behind,” requires that
parents, upon request, should be informed about the qualifications of their children’s
teachers.
As a parent, you have the right to request the following information regarding the professional
qualifications of your child’s teacher:
The college degree major of your child’s teacher and any other graduate certification or
degree held;
2. Whether the State of California has licensed or qualified your child’s
teacher for the grade level and subjects taught;
3. Whether your child’s teacher is teaching with an emergency
credential;
4. Whether your child is provided services by paraprofessionals, and if
so, their qualifications.
1.
Information about the teacher’s qualifications can be obtained by requesting it (in writing) from the school
office.
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SHARED RESPONSIBILITIES FOR HIGH STUDENT ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT
1. Sierra Enterprise Elementary School will build the school’s and parents’ capacity for strong
parental involvement. In order to ensure effective involvement of parents, in partnership with
the schools and the community, to improve student academic achievement, the following
activities shall be implemented:
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Provide workshops for our families
Ensure, to the extent possible, information sent home is in the primary language of the
family.
Provide families with resources where families can learn about child development.
Provide the families of our English Learners with information through our ELAC Parent
Advisory.
GATE/Accelerated Parent Advisory
Back to School Night
Bring Your Parent to School Day
2. The school will, with the assistance of the district, provide parents information on the following
topics:
 State’s academic content standards.
 State’s student academic achievement standards.
 State and local academic assessments including alternate assessments
 The requirement of Part A.
 How to monitor their child’s progress.
 How to work with educators.
Information will be provided through:
 Parent Nights – c
 School Newsletter.
 Back to School Night Title 1 Meeting.
 School Site Council.
 School Accountability Report Card.
 Parent Teacher Conferences.
3. The school will provide materials and training to help parents work with their children in
improving their academic achievement, and encourage parental involvement.
4. GATE/Accelerated Parent Advisory we will:
 Provide families with copies of power ELA and Math standards.
 Assist families in understanding State and District Standards.
 When possible, provide information in the primary language of our families in writing
and/or phone calls home.
 Assist families in understanding Average Yearly Progress (AYP) and Academic
Performance Index (API).
 Assist families in understanding the California Standards Test (CST) Reports they
receive and how we use the information.
 Assist families in understanding what CELDT assesses and how the information is
used.
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5. The school will educate its teachers and other staff, in how to reach out to, communicate with,
and work with parents as equal partners, and in how to implement and coordinate parent
programs and build ties between parents and schools.
 Staff Meetings
 PTA General Meetings
 Parent Night-Taking the Classroom to the Community.
6. The school will, to the extent feasible and appropriate, coordinate and integrate parental
involvement programs and activities with district preschool and other state and federally
funded programs.
 Extended Day.
 ELAC Parent Advisory.
 GATE/Accelerated Parent Advisory.
DISCRETIONARY SCHOOL PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT POLICY COMPONENTS
Sierra Enterprise Elementary School shall implement the following additional activities:
 provide necessary literacy training for parents from Title I, Part A funds, if the school
district has exhausted all other reasonably available sources of funding for that
training
 pay reasonable and necessary expenses associated with parental involvement
activities, and child care costs, to enable parents to participate in school-related
meetings and training sessions
 train parents to enhance the involvement of other parents
 adopt and implement model approaches to improving parental involvement
 provide other reasonable support for parental involvement activities under section
1118 as parents may request
ADOPTION
This School Parental Involvement Policy has been developed jointly with, and agreed on with,
parents of children participating in Title I, Part A programs.
This policy was adopted by the Sierra Enterprise Elementary School on 7/01/12 and will be in
effect for the period of one school year. The school will distribute this policy to all parents of
participating Title I, Part A children by the beginning of each school year in the parent handbook.
_________________________________
(Signature of Administrator)
_______________________________
______________________________
(Signature of Parent Representative)
___________________________
(Date)
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(Date)
TITLE I
Our Title I program is school-wide federally funded program designed to improve the academic
performance of all of our students. In addition, an Academic Intervention teachers will provide
academic support to students and monitor students’ academic progress.
SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL
The School Site Council (SSC) is composed of an equal number of parents and staff members. The
School Site Council is responsible for the development, monitoring, and evaluation of the School
Improvement/Achieving Bold Goals Plan. The agendas for the School Site Council meetings are
posted in the office three days prior to our meetings. You are welcome to attend all meetings.
NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND
The Elk Grove Unified School District is very proud of the performance of students in our school,
and we commend you, the parents, for your excellent support of academic achievement. A new
Federal law, “No Child Left Behind,” requires that parents, upon request, should be informed
about the qualifications of their children’s teachers.
As a parent, you have the right to request the following information regarding the professional
qualifications of your child’s teacher:
1. The college degree major of your child’s teacher and any other graduate certification
or degree held;
2. Whether the State of California has licensed or qualified your child’s teacher for the
grade level and subjects taught;
3. Whether your child’s teacher is teaching with an emergency credential;
4. Whether your child is provided services by paraprofessionals, and if so, their
qualifications.
Information about the teacher’s qualifications can be obtained by requesting it (in writing) from the
school office.
DISTRICT POLICIES
Uniform Complaint Procedure
Purpose
It is the goal of the Elk Grove USD to ensure compliance with applicable state and federal laws and
regulations governing educational programs. The District shall investigate and seek to resolve complaints
at the local level. The District shall follow the Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP) when addressing
complaints alleging:
Unlawful discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived ancestry, color, ethnic group
identification, national origin, race, religion, sex, gender (including sexual harassment), sexual
orientation, or physical and/or mental disability in any program or activity that receives or benefits
from state financial assistance; or
Failure to comply with state or federal law when addressing complaints regarding adult basic
education, consolidated categorical aid programs, migrant education, vocational education, child
care and development programs, child nutrition programs and special education programs.
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More detailed information regarding the Uniform Complaint Procedure is contained in the Elk Grove
Unified School District Parent and Student Handbook. If you have questions regarding the procedure, you
can contact the Legal Compliance Specialist in Human Resources at (916) 686-7795.
Sex Discrimination/Harassment
Sex discrimination: The District does not discriminate on the basis of a person’s sex, gender, or sexual
orientation and has a policy of nondiscrimination in accordance with Title IX of the Federal Regulation.
Sexual harassment: The District prohibits sexual harassment of or by any student or by anyone in or from
the District.
A copy of the District’s policy on Sexual Harassment will be included in the notifications that are sent to
parents/guardians at the beginning of each school year. (Ed. Code 48980)
FINGERPRINT POLICY FOR VOLUNTEERS
Volunteers are an important part of our school’s operation. We could not be as successful as we are
without the help we receive from parents, family members, and the community. It is important that we
continue to provide a safe environment for all students. To help with this, we require that all volunteers
who work unsupervised with students must be fingerprinted for a criminal background check by the
Department of Justice. There is no cost to volunteers to be fingerprinted.
Most volunteers do not need to be fingerprinted since they help out under the direct supervision of a district
employee. Those who volunteer in a classroom, for example, do not need to be fingerprinted. Volunteers
who do need to be fingerprinted include drivers on field trips, chaperones who will be alone with children,
volunteer coaches, and mentors at businesses. For more information, please call 686-7797, ext. 7238
during the hours of Monday through Friday from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. and from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
B. SCHOOL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
ACCIDENTS AND INSURANCE
We try to do everything possible to ensure a safe environment at school. However, accidents do
happen. If an accident does occur we will make every effort to contact the parent or guardian. If we
cannot contact you, and there is a doubt about the seriousness of the injury, we will contact your
child's physician or call for emergency services. Be sure the phone numbers in the office are up
to date. If you change phones at home or work, please notify us.
The Board of Education has authorized the principal of each school to send out information on a
school accident insurance policy. It is a well known fact that accidents do occur at school and since
the school district, by law, cannot pay for medical and hospital expenses incurred as a result of such
accidents, we recommend this insurance policy. The policies will be sent home with each student
during the first week of school. If you have any questions please call the school.
ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL
In order for a teacher to carry out his or her plans, it is necessary for each student to arrive at school
"on time". Students who ride with their parent are to arrive at school no earlier than 15 minutes
before starting time for their class. If you drive your student to school, please drop them off and pick
them up in front of the school. Students arriving late should bring a note to the office explaining their
tardiness. All students will be dismissed to go home directly after school. If your child is to stay after
school, the classroom teacher will contact you. Students are not allowed to ride a bicycle or walk
to/from school because streets are narrow and there is no pedestrian/bike lane.
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ATTENDANCE
Teachers at Sierra Enterprise plan carefully each day for your child. New ideas are introduced as
well as previously introduced ideas are reviewed. It is important to have your child attend each day
that he or she is physically able so they can gain as much as possible.
If your child is absent, we require that you send a note with him or her when they return to
school. The note should include the dates of absence and the reasons for the absence. State law
permits the excuse of an absence for the following reasons:
a.
Illness
b.
Quarantine, as directed by the Health Department
c.
Medical, dental or eye services rendered
d.
Attendance at funeral of immediate family member to extent of only
one day in California, and no more than three days outside of California.
Absences of more than 3 (four or more) days without a valid excuse constitutes a truancy and is
reported to the School Attendance Review Board (SARB) by the principal. Tardiness can also
interfere with success in school. The times for the opening of school are printed elsewhere in this
booklet. Students are expected to be at school before the tardy bell rings--5 minutes before the
actual starting time.
Attendance Incentives
We recognize perfect attendance for children who have had no absences and have no more than
two (2) tardies per trimester. The tardies are not to exceed more than twenty (20) minutes late.
CLASSROOM VISITATIONS
We welcome and encourage parents/guardian to visit and participate in their child’s classroom.
Parents may arrange to visit the classroom anytime they wish except during a period of testing.
Arrangements need only be made in advance through the school office before entering school
grounds or before going to the classroom. We ask that you notify the teacher at least 24 hours in
advance of your intent to provide a treat for a birthday celebration. The treat can be delivered before
lunch and will be distributed to students after they have eaten their lunch. All visitations (including
volunteers) will be provided a Visitor Pass to be worn at all times on school grounds. Teachers
have been asked not to admit anyone who has not checked into the office and without a pass.
Please make sure you comply with this policy as this is required for the protection of all students.
CHECKOUT OF STUDENTS DURING CLASS HOURS
In the best interest of your child, your cooperation with the following procedures will be
appreciated:
a.
Students leaving school during the day, for any reason, should bring a signed note
from their parent or guardian. A student may also be excused from class when a
parent makes a request in person. Please refrain from making phone requests to
release your child from school, since it is impossible to establish identity.
b.
Any adult calling for a child must first come to the school office. The person taking
the child is to give his/her name, the relationship to the child, the reason for taking
the child from school and sign the child out. Identification may be required.
c.
If an adult other than the parent or guardian calls for the child, a signed note
stating permission to release the child to the care of that person is required. A
confirmation call will be made to the parent. Students can only be released to
adults listed on the student's emergency card. This is for the protection and safety
of your child.
d.
In case of an emergency, please call the school office.
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CONFERENCES
Teacher-parent conferences are welcomed and scheduled at times during the year. If you wish to
have additional conferences, please call the teacher for an appointment
FIELD TRIPS
Field trips are planned to coordinate with the regular instructional program. Permission forms are
essential for any student to participate. These must be returned by a deadline; otherwise students
will not be permitted to go and will have to remain at school in an assigned classroom. Specific
academic and behavior standards have been established at each grade level for participation in field
trips. Students of challenging behaviors will be required to be supervised by a guardian or parent.
Only students enrolled at Sierra Enterprise may attend school field trips.
HEALTH AND MEDICATION
The health of your child is important to all of us. Students who have definite signs of colds or other
illnesses should not be sent to school. The parent of a student with a communicable disease should
notify the school by telephone as soon as the illness is diagnosed. The school telephone number is
381-2767.
Medication will be given at school only under the following conditions:
a.
Requests for students to be given medication must be submitted on the
Medical Permit and signed by the parent and physician. These forms are
available in the office and must be completed annually.
b.
Medication must be in the original container, properly labeled with the
prescription number, patient's name, doctor’s name and dosage clearly
marked.
c.
Medications will be stored in the school office. The fact that this is a service
or accommodation which the school is not legally required to perform is
recognized by all parties and they agree to hold the school and its personnel
harmless from any and all liability which might arise out of these
arrangements.
For the safety of your child and other children, we ask your cooperation in following our policy in
regard to medications during school hours. If your child is not to participate in physical education for
medical reasons, a note from the doctor is required.
LOST AND FOUND
Most children keep good track of their clothing, however, each year we end up with coats, lunch
boxes, etc. that are unclaimed. To help avoid this you can mark your child's possessions with the
student's name. Likely items are rain coats, boots, jackets, sweaters, lunch boxes, etc. At the end
of the year we donate unclaimed items to charity. If your child's name is on the lost item, we will
contact you.
WELLNESS POLICY
EGUSD recognizes the strong link between student health and learning and maintains a districtwide Wellness Policy promoting healthy eating and physical activity. The Wellness Policy is
monitored by the Coordinated School Health Program which is comprised of a group of
parent/guardians, students, teachers, nurses, school food service professionals, school
administrators, and community partners. The Wellness Policy focuses on improving health and
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preventing childhood obesity by creating a school environment where healthful food choices
predominate and physical activity is part of every day.
FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICES
Elk Grove School District participates in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs through
Food and Nutrition Services. This department is committed to improving the health and academic
success of students and offers lunch daily at each school site. Lunches and breakfast are analyzed
to ensure that the meals meet the nutritional needs of students and the Dietary Guidelines for
Americans.
The lunch price is $2.50 at elementary schools and $3.25 at middle and high schools. We will also
continue to serve breakfast during this school year. Breakfast is served from 7:40 A.M. – 8:00 A.M.
The cost for breakfast is $1.50.
The selection of a la carte lunch items offered has been revised to meet the Wellness Policy
Guidelines. Families are encouraged to purchase meals in advance using the prepayment system.
A la carte items can also be deducted from your child’s account balance. Please indicate “no a la
carte” on your check if you prefer that your child not be allowed to purchase a la carte items from
their account.
Families may qualify for free or reduced price breakfast/lunch. To be eligible for free or reduced
price meals, you must complete an application each school year. Once the application is processed,
the family will receive notification by mail regarding their eligibility for that school year.
Your family must complete the new colored meal application to qualify for free and reduced meals
for the new school year. Applications are available now, please complete the application and return
it to the school or Food and Nutrition Services for approval as soon as possible.
Charged Meals: Elementary students are only allowed two charged lunches. The FNS Lead will
serve the student a lunch and give the student a “charge reminder” note to take home. If a student
forgets to bring money for lunch a second time, the FNS Lead will serve the student a second time
and send a second “charge reminder” note.
OPEN HOUSE
The purpose of Open House is for parents, family members and students to have an opportunity to
visit the school and see some of the activities and work that has gone on in classrooms through-out
the year. This is not conference time. Conferences should be scheduled at other times. Please
plan on attending this enjoyable evening in March or April.
REPORT CARDS
We have three reporting periods (trimesters) during the school year. Fall trimester reports are
presented at parent-teacher conferences. There will be a total of 3 report cards; additional reports
are encouraged as the need arises. Spring conferences are held by teacher or parent request.
Grades are based on impartial, consistent observation of the quality of the student's work; mastery of
course content; content standards; and objectives/checklists as demonstrated through classroom
participation, homework, and tests. Teachers will evaluate a student's work in relation to the
standards established for a particular grade level. Citizenship and work habits will be reported
separately.
Modified curriculum for identified special needs students will be indicated on the report card. In
addition, all students working below grade level will also have this indicated on the report card.
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When a student is absent from class and subsequently does not take a test or fulfill class
requirements (i.e. homework, complete a project), the assigned grade may reflect this
nonperformance. If a student has been absent due to illness or an excused absence they will be
given a reasonable amount of time to complete missed assignments. Unexcused late or incomplete
assignments may all have an effect on a student’s grade.
Criteria for determining grades for achievement may include but are not limited to:
1.
Preparation of assignments, including accuracy, legibility, and promptness.
2.
Contribution to classroom discussions.
3.
Demonstrated understanding of concepts in tests.
4.
Organization and presentation of written and oral reports.
5.
Application of skills and principles of new situations.
6.
Originality and reasoning ability when working through problems.
7.
Unexcused late assignments.
8.
Progress and achievement of grade level standards.
Criteria for citizenship and work habits may include but are not limited to:
1.
Student takes responsibility for having necessary tools and materials.
2.
Student shows interest and initiative.
3.
Student goes to work immediately and completes class and homework assignments.
4.
Student uses free time resourcefully.
5.
Student obeys rules.
6.
Student respects public and private property.
7.
Student maintains courteous, cooperative relations with teachers and fellow students.
8.
Student works without disturbing others.
Any student who appears to be doing unsatisfactory work in a subject will receive a deficiency
notice. These notices will be sent to the parent in order to give as much notice of a problem as
possible. These notices are sent out mid-trimester. It is our intention that you contact your child's
teacher and find a solution before final grades are issued.
PROMOTION/RETENTION POLICY
Assembly Bill 1626 defines the requirement of promotion and retention. Children who meet grade
level standards are promoted to the next grade level. Parents of children who are “at risk” of
retention are informed through the following process: Parents receive a letter from the
Superintendent stating that their child is at risk of failure due to standardized test scores. A
Principal’s letter is then mailed out detailing intervention programs offered by the school.
Teachers focus on teaching and assessing the standards that need to be met by the students.
Teachers contact parents whenever students’ test scores and/or grades indicate that they are not
meeting the standards. This contact may be through phone conversations, conferences, letters,
and various progress reports, which may include a formal deficiency notice.
A letter from the Principal is sent out throughout the year or as needed to notify parents of
children “at risk” of retention. We expect that after parents are notified, they will work closely with
the school in making sure that the child is in attendance daily, turns in all assignments, receives
assistance at home, and participates in the appropriate intervention programs offered. One
important form of support that we stress is making sure children attend school every day, except
when impossible due to illness. While it is true that assignments can be made up when a child is
absent, class discussions and immediate teacher input cannot be made up. Please call us at
381-2767, if you have any questions.
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PARKING LOT PROCEDURES
The procedure for picking up your child (at the front of the school) is designed for the safety of
your children. Please look over and review the plan. We thank you for your cooperation.
 Cars will enter the far-east entrance of the parking lot (first entrance will be closed off) and form a
single file line along the curb in front of the school. If cars are backing up onto Fruitridge Road,
please form two lines around the parked cars and those two lines will merge into one at the
front curb.
 The children will be waiting in front of the school. Once they see their car stopped at the curb,
they will be allowed to walk to the car. Once your child is in the vehicle, you may pull out of the
line so that other cars may pull forward.
 Children WILL NOT be allowed to walk between vehicles. They may only go to their car once it
has come to a complete stop at the curb.
 If you do not wish to wait in line, you may park your car and walk to the office to pick up your
child. Children will not be allowed to walk through the parking lot without an adult.
 Keep the line moving -- if a car pulls out please pull forward to fill that spot. If you need to talk to
a teacher, or any other adult, please park your car.
 Reminder—leaving your car unattended, in a fire lane, is subject to a $100 fine.
TELEPHONE USAGE
Students are permitted to use school phones for school business only. Special arrangements
for out-of-school activities or for transportation should be made prior to school.
Cell phones must be off and placed in a student’s backpack during the time they are on
school campus. All emergency telephone calls will take place in the office. Any cell phone that is
on, not in a back pack will be taken by school staff. The first offense will result in a conference and
the telephone will be returned to the student. The second offensive will result in confiscation of the
telephone and a parent or guardian must come to the school to pick up the cell phone.
TRANSPORTATION
The school district provides bus transportation services for all of Sierra
Enterprise Elementary students who live within the Sierra Enterprise School
boundary lines. Under new guidelines this year, some parents may have to
pay a fee to the School District for these services. Proper and safe behavior
on the bus is required whether going to or from school or on a field trip. The driver and/or teacher
will explain and enforce the rules of proper behavior. Complete school bus rules and procedures are
included in Student Behavior and Procedures section of this handbook.
In the event of an emergency (lost child, etc.) you may call the Transportation Department
directly at 686-7733. The school office staff will assist you in any way we can.
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C. STUDENT BEHAVIOR POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
BEHAVIORAL DISCIPLINE POLICY
We emphasize being a “HANDS FREE” school with a focus on mutual respect and cooperation.
The Elk Grove Unified School District has developed a handbook entitled “Code of Conduct.” The
district handbook and the school rules listed in this policy provide the basis for our own discipline
policy. A major goal of Sierra Enterprise School is to provide a safe and positive learning
environment for children. The following expectations of behavior will be thoroughly taught and
strictly enforced by all members of the Sierra Enterprise School staff.
Positive Recognition and Reward Systems
Good behavior is expected. Students deserve recognition for good citizenship and conduct, as well
as for academic excellence, and for effort and improvement. To accomplish this, there will be
Awards Assemblies with students receiving certificates and other awards for their accomplishments
in the following areas:
A.
Students of the Month will be selected in each classroom.
B.
Perfect Attendance Certificates will be given to all students who have achieved
this honor each month and at the end of each trimester.
C.
Honor Roll Certificates will be given to students in grades 4th – 6th who have
achieved a 3.5 or better during each trimester.
D.
Principal’s Honor Roll Certificates will be given to students in grades 4th – 6th who
have achieved all A’s during each semester.
E.
Other specific awards will be presented as a student meets the criteria.
District Honor Roll Policy

Current Board Policy states: “Each school shall post an Honor Roll. To qualify for the
Honor Roll, a student must receive no current grade below a C and have a grade point
average of 3.5 or better.”

District Honor Roll for the Elementary Schools would include the following 6 subjects:
Reading/Language Arts
Writing
Mathematics
Spelling
Science
History/Social Science

All students in Grades 3-6 would be eligible for District Honor Roll

District Honor Roll would be automatically calculated each trimester.

District Honor Roll would be denoted on the report card in the same way Gifted and
Talented is currently denoted.

District Honor Roll would commence with the 15-16 school year.
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SCHOOL-PARENT COMPACT
ELK GROVE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
School Year: 2015-16
The Sierra Enterprise Elementary School staff and the parents of the students participating in
activities, services, and programs funded by Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary
Education Act (ESEA) agree that this compact outlines how the parents, the school staff, and the
students will develop a partnership to share the responsibility for improved student academic
achievement.
As part of this Compact, the principal and school staff agree to:
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:
Sierra Enterprise has a research-based balanced literacy program which consists of
flexible groupings based on students’ needs, independent reading based on students’
levels, and ongoing assessments to continually inform instruction.
 Teachers establish and articulate goals for student learning.
 Teachers use a combination of instructional strategies, learning activities, and
instructional materials that are research based and that actively engages students
in learning, reflect the learning goals and students’ developmental needs.
 Teachers have high expectations for all students.
 Teachers create and maintain effective environments for student learning by:
establishing a climate that promotes fairness and respect; promotes social
development and group responsibility; establishes and maintains standards for
student behavior.
 Teachers frequently monitor student progress toward content standards/goals.
2. Hold parent-teacher conferences during which this compact will be discussed as it relates to
the individual child’s achievement.
 Formal conferences will be held November 13-20, 2015 and March 1-4, 2016.
 Parents and teachers may request a conference at any time.
3. Provide parents with frequent reports on their children’s progress.
 Progress reports K-6 (deficiency notices) September 25, 2015.
 End of first trimester and report cards November 20, 2015.
 Progress reports K-6 (deficiency notices) December 11, 2015.
 End of second trimester and report cards March 4, 2015 .
 Progress reports K-6 (deficiency notices) April 1, 2015.
 Final report cards May 26, 2015.
Report cards will be given to parents at parent teacher conference. Final report card will be sent
home by students.
4. Provide parents reasonable access to staff.
Families wishing to meet with their child’s teacher should call the teacher to arrange for a
meeting. Teachers will be available before or after the school day.
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As part of this compact, parents agree to:
1. Monitor attendance.
2. Make sure that homework is completed.
3. To the extent possible become a Volunteer Partner in school.
4. Participate, as appropriate, in decisions relating to their children’s education.
5. Promote positive use of their child’s extracurricular time.
6. Stay informed about their child’s education and communicates with the school by reading
all notices from the school or the school district either received by their child or by mail
and responding, as appropriate.
7. Serve, to the extent possible, on parent advisory groups, such as the site Title I parent
advisory, the District Categorical Advisory Committee, School Site Council, Parent
Teacher Association, Gifted and Talented Education Advisory Committee, and English
Learner Advisory Committee.
8. Attend Parent Teacher Conferences.
As part of this compact, students agree to:
1. Do homework every day and ask for help when needed.
2. Read at least 20-30 minutes every day outside of school time.
3. Give parent/guardian all notices and information received from the school every day.
4. Comply with standards of expected behavior on campus, to and from school, and on the
school bus.
Signatures:
Principal ___________________________________________________________
Parent _____________________________________________________________
Student ____________________________________________________________
Date _______________________________________________________________
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DRESS CODE
Since what students wear affects attitudes and behaviors, we encourage students to wear
practical, comfortable clothing to school. For the safety of your child and setting a tone for a
positive educational environment, please follow these guidelines:
Any apparel, jewelry, accessory, notebook, personal belongings or manner of grooming which by
virtue of its color, arrangement, trademark, or other attribute, denotes membership in gangs or
other groups which advocate drug or alcohol use, violence or disruptive behavior is prohibited.
The student shall be referred to the principal. The student's parent/guardian shall be contacted
and the student sent home to change clothes, if necessary.
Specific Guidelines
Pants and Shorts:
Shorts may be worn if they follow these guidelines:
1. Mid-thigh or longer - "fingertip length from knees"
2. Loose fitting and neat looking
Unacceptable:
1. Cut-offs or torn bottoms.
2. Jogging-type or gym type.
3. Bicycle or skin-tight work-outs (unless covered with shorts or skirts)
4. Purposely cut or ripped into strips, pants or shirts
5. Pants/shorts worn below the waist/purposely sagging. Pants are to be worn at
the waist.
Tops:
Appropriate tops must cover the upper body so that no underwear or body parts are
exposed on boys and girls.
Unacceptable:
1. Fishnet tops
2. Halters
3. Midriff or half-shirts
4. Tube or tank tops (low-cut around neck and under arms)
5. Clothing must be free of writing, pictures, or any insignia which is offensive or
which advocates the use of drugs or alcohol.
Hats and Head coverings: Hats or head coverings are acceptable in school in certain places
and for special reasons on specific occasions. They cannot be marked with unacceptable signs or
messages.
Unacceptable:
1. In classrooms, offices, or any inside area; if hats are worn to school,
They must be removed before entering the classroom or building.
2. Headbands or sun visors in classrooms.
3. Worn backwards or sideways.
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Distracting Materials or Items
Materials or objects that distract from instruction must be left at home. Teacher permission can be
given for special occasions.
Unacceptable:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Make-up, pictures, trading cards, comic books
Sunglasses inside any building
Headphones, IPODS, any music device, MP3 players
Sports equipment (school furnishes all equipment)
Spray cans, spray containers of any type, glue, permanent markers
Skateboards
Toys of any type (Nintendo, squirt guns, etc.)
8. Cards of any type (baseball, Yugio)
Distracting items will be taken from the students by staff members and be retained for parents to
pick-up.
Footwear:
Safe shoes are necessary at all times. Lace-up or tennis shoes are best for the daily program or
during PE time. Sandals are permitted, as long as they have straps for foot and ankle support.
Unacceptable:
1. Thongs or slides of all kinds
2. Unsafe styles such as unlaced or high heels
Any clothing that disrupts the learning environment or may be considered a safety risk will be
considered inappropriate for school.
CONSEQUENCES FOR NOT FOLLOWING DRESS CODE
1. The student will be sent home to change, if necessary.
2. Students who continue to come to school in violation of the dress code will see the
principal and call home immediately and make arrangements to change into appropriate
clothing.
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BUS RULES
For the safety of every child who rides the bus, all students are required to:
1. Arrive at the bus stop five (5) minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive.
1. Use only his/her assigned bus stop.
3. When wishing to transport live animals, insects, and reptiles to or from school,
Arrange for them to be transported other than on the bus.
4. Refrain from transporting hazardous or destructive objects of any kind, such as firearms,
weapons, glass objects or containers, explosives, sharp or pointed objects, skateboards
or bats.
5. Respect the rights and property of others on the bus and at the bus stop.
6. Avoid all fighting and rough play while at the bus stop, on the bus or when getting on or
off the bus.
7. Always enter and leave the bus through the entrance door, except in emergencies.
8. Remain seated, facing forward with feet, legs and other objects clear of aisle while the
bus is in motion.
9. Keep all parts of the body inside the bus.
10. Keep windows closed unless otherwise instructed by the bus operator.
11. Remain quiet at railroad crossings.
12. Not use profane language, obscene gestures, create excessive or unnecessary noise.
13. Not damage or deface any part of the bus, tamper with the radio, controls, emergency
exits or other equipment, shoot or throw any object inside/outside or at the bus or in any
way endanger the safety of others.
14. Help keep the bus safe and free from litter by not eating, drinking or smoking on the
bus.
15. be courteous and respectful to the bus operator, other students and passersby.
16. Obey the request of the bus operator and give proper identification when requested.
17. When leaving the bus at other than the student's assigned bus stop, give the bus
operator a written request, signed by the parent/guardian and approved by the site
administrator and/or his/her designee.
18. When necessary to cross the street, always cross in front of the bus.
(Ed. Code 39833) (Admin. Code Title 5. 14103)
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Discipline Process for Transportation
A. The normal progression of penalties for violations of the rules and regulations on the bus are:
First violation = warning by Principal/notification of parent.
Second violation = 1 day suspension from riding bus/notification of parent.
Third violation = 5 day suspension from riding bus/notification of parent.
Fourth violation = 10 day suspension from riding bus/notification of parent
Fifth violation = suspension from riding bus for the remainder of the year notification of
parent.
In cases of severe misconduct, students may be assigned penalties more severe than provided for
in the normal process.
All other school district rules and regulations, together with their penalties, shall apply to conduct on
buses and shall be administered by the Principal or other appropriate school authorities.
B. If a parent requests an appeal on a bus suspension, the following people should be present:
1.
2.
3.
4.
The Principal or his/her designee.
Director or Transportation or his/her designee.
The School Bus Operator who suspended the student from service.
The parent/guardian of the suspended student.
C. Should the parent/guardian not be satisfied with a decision at any level, they may seek redress
normally as follows:
1. The Principal
2. The Assistant Superintendent
3. The Associate Superintendent
4. The Superintendent
5. The Governing Board
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ELK GROVE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
SCHOOL HANDBOOKS
Inserts for 2015-2016
Item 1: Suspension/Expulsion/Reference Chart
Instructions: Place insert in its entirety and without modification under a section entitled Student Discipline or
Education Codes Related to Discipline.
If you have additional charts designed to state specific minimum & maximum consequences for offences that refer to
Exclusionary Discipline Education Codes, remove these in all sections of your handbook.* Examples: Swearing/Foul
Language - Minimum 1-3 days Suspension (48900k); Playing Cards - Minimum 1 day Suspension (48900k).
*Optional: Should you feel the need to place a supportive chart to supplement this required language relative to
using exclusionary discipline, use the chart that is provided below entitled Reference Chart: Education Codes Related
to Discipline & Required or Potential Disciplinary Consequences. This chart also is contained in the EGUSD District
Parent & Student Handbook provided to all parents.
SUSPENSION
If a student's behavior is a threat to the safety, health or emotional well-being of others, and previous methods of
prevention and intervention have not been successful, that student may be suspended in accordance with state law
and district policy. Suspension may be imposed upon a first offense if the Superintendent, principal or designee
determines the student violated Education Code 48900(a)-(e) or if the student’s presence causes a danger to
persons. [E.C. 48900.5]
Reasons for Suspension*
State law allows for the suspension of a student if a student commits or engages in any of the acts listed below,
where such conduct or acts relate to school activities or attendance, such as, but not limited to when such acts or
conduct take place: while on school grounds, going to or from school, during lunch period (on or off campus),
during, or while going to or from, a school-sponsored activity, or for certain conduct which occurs after school hours
and off District property, but which is reasonably likely to cause or causes a substantial disruption of a school activity or
attendance:
 Assault/Battery [E.C. 48900(a)]
Causing, attempting to cause, or threatening to cause physical injury to another person. Exceptions may be made in
a situation where witnesses and evidence support a case of self-defense.
 Weapons [E C. 48900(b)]
Possessing, selling or otherwise providing any weapon--including firearms, knives, explosives, or other dangerous
object.
 Alcohol/Intoxicants/Controlled Substances [E.C. 48900(c)]
Unlawfully possessing, using, selling or otherwise providing alcohol, intoxicants or controlled substance, including
prescribed medications. Also applies to being under the influence of alcohol, intoxicants or controlled substances.
 Substance in Lieu of Alcohol/Intoxicants/Controlled Substances [E.C. 48900(d)]
Delivering, providing or selling items which are claimed to be alcohol, intoxicants or controlled substances but were
not such items.
 Robbery or Extortion [E.C. 48900(e)]
Committing or attempting to commit robbery or extortion. Extortion occurs when threats are made with the intent
to obtain money or something of value.
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 Property Damage** [E.C. 48900(f)]
Causing or attempting to cause damage to school property or private property.
 Property Theft** [E.C. 48900(g)]
Stealing or attempting to steal school or private property.
 Tobacco or Nicotine Products [E.C. 48900(h)]
Possessing, providing or using tobacco, or any item containing tobacco or nicotine products, including but not
limited to cigarettes, cigars, clove cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, snuff, chew packets and betel.
 Obscenity [E.C. 48900(i)]
Committing an obscene act or engaging in regular profanity, swearing or vulgarity.
 Drug Paraphernalia [E.C. 48900(j)]
Unlawfully possessing, offering, arranging for, or negotiating to sell any drug items.
 Disruption or Defiance [E.C. 48900(k)(1)]
Disrupting school activities or otherwise refusing to follow the valid authority of school personnel, including
supervisors, teachers, school officials or other school staff performing their duties.
“Disruption of school activities” is defined as follows: when a student’s conduct, presence or actions disrupts or
threatens to disrupt normal district or school operations, threatens the health or safety of anyone on district or
school property, or causes or threatens to cause damage to district property or to any property on school grounds.
Examples of disruption of school activities under Education Code 48900(k)(1), as defined above, which may subject a
student to discipline, include but are not limited to:
 Classroom behavior that impedes a teacher’s ability to teach and other students’ ability to learn, such as a
student talking loudly or making other distracting noises or gestures while a teacher is speaking to and
instructing the class and when students are expected to be silent and attentive; or
 The intentional activation of the fire alarm causing the temporary evacuation of the school and/or causing
emergency personnel to respond.
“Willful defiance of valid authority” is defined as follows: when a student defies the valid authority of a district or
school official or district or school staff in a manner that has an impact on the effective or safe functioning of district
or school operations, such as continuing to remain at the scene of a fight or to instigate a disturbance after being
told to stop the subject behavior; repeated disobedience to or defiance of school personnel when other
interventions have not been successful in modifying the misbehavior; or in the proper instance one-time or first-time
disobedience to or defiance of school personnel that has an impact on the effective or safe functioning of district or
school operations.
Examples of willful defiance of valid authority under Education Code 48900(k)(1), as defined above, which may
subject a student to discipline, include but are not limited to:
 Continuing to remain at the scene of a fight or other violent disturbance despite specific directions to leave
the area by administrators or other school staff attempting to break up the fight or mitigate the disturbance
caused by the fight; or
 Repeated episodes of misbehavior, despite multiple efforts and/or directives by a classroom teacher or other
district staff intended to change and correct the student’s misbehavior.
Note: With the exception of classroom suspensions imposed by a teacher under Education Code 48910, no student
enrolled in kindergarten through grade three may be suspended for violation of Education Code 48900(k)(1).
Additionally, no student enrolled in kindergarten through grade twelve, regardless of age, may be recommended for
expulsion for violation of Education Code 48900(k)(1). [E.C. 48900(k)(2)]
 Receiving Stolen Property** [E.C. 48900(l)]
Receiving stolen school or personal property.
 Possessing Imitation Firearm [E.C. 48900(m)]
Possessing an imitation firearm or simulated firearm that is substantially similar in physical properties to an existing
firearm.
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 Sexual Harassment [E.C. 48900(n)]
Committing or attempting to commit a sexual assault or committing a sexual battery.
 Threats and Intimidation [E.C. 48900(o)]
Harassing, intimidating or threatening a student who is a witness in a school disciplinary proceeding for the purpose
of either preventing that student from being a witness or retaliating against that student for being a witness, or
both.
 Prescription Drug Soma [E.C. 48900(p)]
Offered, arranged to sell, negotiated to sell or sold the prescription drug Soma.
 Hazing [E.C. 48900(q)]
Engaging in, or attempting to engage in any activities used for initiation or pre-initiation into a student organization,
or student body or related activities, which causes or is likely to cause bodily danger, physical harm, or personal
degradation or disgrace, resulting in physical or mental harm.
 Bullying [E.C. 48900(r)]
Bullying means any severe or pervasive or verbal act or conduct, including communications made in writing or by
means of an electronic act, directed toward one or more students that has or can reasonably be predicted to have
the effect of placing a reasonable student in fear of harm to himself/herself or his/her property; cause the student to
experience a substantially detrimental effect on his/her physical or mental health; or cause the student to
experience substantial interferences with his/her academic performance or ability to participate in or benefit from
services, activities, or privileges provided by a school. [E.C. 48900(r)] Bullying shall include any act of sexual
harassment, hate violence, or harassment, threat, or intimidation, as defined in Education Code 48900.2, 48900.3, or
48900.4 that has any of the effects described above on a reasonable student. [E.C. 48900(r)]
 Aided or Abetted to Inflict Physical Injury [E.C. 48900(t)]
Aiding or abetting in the infliction or attempted infliction of physical injury to another student. However, the District
cannot seek to expel a student for violation of Education Code 48900(t) until juvenile court proceedings are completed
and the juvenile has been convicted of being an aider or abettor of a crime of physical violence in which the victim
suffered great bodily injury or serious bodily injury.
 Sexual Harassment (Grades 4-12) [E.C. 48900.2]
Engaging in prohibited sexual harassment that includes, but is not limited to, unwelcome sexual advances, requests
for sexual favors, or other verbal, visual, or physical conduct of a sexual nature.
 Hate Violence (Grades 4-12) [E.C. 48900.3]
Hate violence means any act punishable under Penal Code 422.6, 422.7, or 422.75. Such acts include injuring or
intimidating a victim, interfering with the exercise of a victim's civil rights, or damaging a victim's property because
of the victim's race, ethnicity, religion, nationality, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual
orientation; a perception of the presence of any of those characteristics in the victim; or the victim's association with
a person or group with one or more of those actual or perceived characteristics. (E.C. 233; Penal Code 422.55)
 Other Harassment (Grades 4-12) [E.C. 48900.4]
Harassing, intimidating, or threatening a student or group of students, or school personnel, with the actual or
expected effect of disrupting class work or creating substantial disorder, or creating a hostile educational
environment.
 Terrorist Threats [E.C. 48900.7]
Making terrorist threats against school officials and/or property, or both.
* The superintendent or principal may use his or her discretion to provide alternatives to suspension or expulsion to
address student misconduct. [E.C. 48900(v), 48900.5] [EGUSD AR 5144]
**School property includes, but is not limited to, electronic files. [E.C. 48900(u)]
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EXPULSION
Expulsion, as ordered by the Elk Grove Unified School District Board of Education, is the removal of a student from
all schools in the district for violating the California Education Code at school or at a school activity off school
grounds. The expulsion is for a defined period of time, but an application for re-admission must be considered
within a specified time period. State law provides for full due process and rights to appeal any order of expulsion.
A student shall be recommended for expulsion for violation of any of the acts set forth in Education Code
48915(a)(1)(A)-(E), unless the Superintendent, Superintendent’s designee, principal or principal’s designee
determines that expulsion should not be recommended under the circumstances or that an alternative means of
correction would address the conduct:
 Serious Physical Injury [E.C. 48915(a)(1)(A)]
Causing serious physical injury to another person, except in self-defense.
 Possession of Knife or Dangerous Object [E.C. 48915(a)(1)B)]
Possessing a knife or other dangerous object of no reasonable use to the student.
 Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance [E.C. 48915(a)(1)(C)]
Unlawful possession of any drug except for (1) the first time offense of possession of not more than one ounce of
marijuana, or (2) for the student's possession of over-the-counter medication for his/her use or other medication
prescribed for him/her by a physician.
 Robbery or Extortion [E.C. 48915(a)(1)(D)]
 Assault or Battery on a School Employee [E.C. 48915(a)(1)(E)]
State law requires a school administrator to recommend expulsion if a student commits certain violations of the
Education Code. A student shall immediately be recommended for expulsion for violation of any of the acts set forth
in Education Code 48915(c)(1)-(5):
 Possession, Selling or Furnishing a Firearm [E.C. 48915(c)(1)]
Possessing, selling or otherwise furnishing a firearm (verified by an employee of the school district). However,
possession of an imitation firearm, as defined in Education Code 48900(m), shall not be regarded as an offense
requiring a mandatory recommendation for expulsion and mandatory expulsion.
 Brandishing a Knife [E.C. 48915(c)(2)]
Brandishing a knife at another person.
 Selling a Controlled Substance [E.C. 48915(c)(3)]
Unlawfully selling a controlled substance.
 Sexual Assault or Battery [E.C. 48915(c)(4)]
Committing or attempting to commit a sexual assault or committing a sexual battery, as defined in Education Code
48900(n).
 Possession of an Explosive [E.C. 48915(c)(5)]
For all other acts and conduct for which a student is subject to discipline under Education Code 48900 through
48900.7 and which are not specifically listed or addressed under Education Code 48915(a) or 48915(c), a student
may be recommended for expulsion where other means of correction are not feasible or have repeatedly failed to
bring about proper conduct, or where due to the nature of the student’s conduct violation, the presence of the
student causes a continuing danger to the physical safety of the student or others. [E.C. 48915(b) and (e)]
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REFERENCE CHART:
EDUCATION CODES RELATED TO DISCIPLINE & REQUIRED OR POTENTIAL DISCIPLINARY CONSEQUENCES
Alternative
to Suspension
1. Mandatory Expulsion {E.C. 48915(c)}
Suspension
Expulsion
(1) Possession, selling, or otherwise furnishing a firearm. However, possession of
an imitation firearm, as defined in Education Code 48900(m), shall not be regarded
as an offense requiring a mandatory recommendation for expulsion and mandatory
expulsion.

(2) Brandishing a knife.

(3) Unlawfully selling a controlled substance.

(4) Committing or attempting to commit a sexual assault or battery.

(5) Possession of an explosive.

2. Mandatory Recommendation for Expulsion {E.C. 48915(a)(1)}
Unless the Superintendent, Superintendent’s designee, principal or principal’s
designee determines that expulsion should not be recommended under the
circumstances or that an alternative means of correction would address the conduct.
Alternative
to Suspension
Suspension
Expulsion
(1) Causing serious physical injury to another person except in self-defense.

(2) Possession of any knife, or other dangerous object of no reasonable use to the pupil.

(3) Unlawful possession of any drug except for (1) the first offense of possession
of not more than one ounce of marijuana, or (2) for the student's possession of
over-the-counter medication for his/her use or other medication prescribed for
him/her by a physician.

(4) Robbery or extortion.

(5) Assault or battery upon a school employee.

Alternative
to Suspension
Suspension
Expulsion





Suspension
Expulsion
(1) Possession, sale, or furnishing of weapons (knife, gun, sharp object, club, or an
object that could inflict injury) or explosive.


(2) Explosives, use or possession.


3. Acts of Violence {E.C. 48900(a)}
(1) Caused, attempted to cause, or threatened to cause physical injury to another person.
(2) Willfully used force or violence upon another person.
Alternative
to Suspension
4. Weapons and Dangerous Objects {E.C. 48900(b)}
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Alternative
to Suspension
5. Drugs and Alcohol {E.C. 48900(c)}
Suspension
Expulsion


Suspension
Expulsion


Suspension
Expulsion


Alternative
to Suspension
Suspension
Expulsion



Alternative
to Suspension
Suspension
Expulsion
(1) Possession, use, sale, or furnishing, or otherwise being under the influence of
alcohol, controlled substances, or an intoxicant.
6. Sale of “Look-Alike” Controlled Substance or and Alcohol
{E.C. 48900(d)}
Alternative
to Suspension
Offering, arranging, or negotiating to sell drugs, alcohol or any intoxicant and then
substituting a look-alike substance intended to represent drugs, alcohol, or an
intoxicant.
Alternative
to Suspension
7. Robbery or Extortion {E.C. 48900(e)}
Committed or attempted to commit robbery or extortion.
8. Damage to Property {E.C. 48900(f)}
Caused, or attempted to cause damage to school or private property.
9. Theft or Stealing {E.C. 48900(g)}

Stealing, or attempting to steal school or private property.
Alternative
to Suspension
10. Tobacco {E.C. 48900(h)}

Possessed or used tobacco or nicotine products.
11. Profanity, Obscene Acts, Vulgarity {E.C. 48900(i)}
Alternative
to Suspension

Suspension

Expulsion

Suspension
Expulsion
(1) Directed at peers.



(2) Directed at school personnel.



Alternative
to Suspension
12. Drug Paraphernalia {E.C. 48900(j)}
Possessed, offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell any drug paraphernalia.
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Suspension

Expulsion

13. Willful Defiance or Disruption of School Activities
{E.C. 48900(k)(1)}
Note: With the exception of classroom suspensions imposed by a teacher
under Education Code 48910, no student enrolled in kindergarten through
grade three may be suspended for violation of Education Code 48900(k)(1).
Additionally, no student enrolled in kindergarten through grade twelve,
regardless of age, may be recommended for expulsion for violation of
Education Code 48900(k)(1). [E.C. 48900(k)(2)]
Alternative
to Suspension
Suspension




(3) Failure to follow school rules.


(4) Failure to follow directive or instruction of staff or teachers.


(5) Failure to follow conduct code for school bus passengers.


Alternative
to Suspension
Suspension
Expulsion



Alternative
to Suspension
Suspension
Expulsion
(1) Disrupting school activities.
(2) Refusing to follow the valid authority of school personnel, including
supervisors, teachers, school officials or other school staff performing their duties.
14. Possession of Stolen Property {E.C. 48900(l)}
Knowingly received stolen school property or private property.
15. Imitation Firearm {E.C. 48900(m)}
Possession of an imitation firearm that is substantially similar in physical properties
to an existing firearm as to lead a reasonable person to conclude the replica is a
firearm.
16. Sexual Assault or Sexual Battery {E.C. 48900(n)}

Alternative
to Suspension
Harassed, threatened, or intimidated a pupil who is a witness in a school
disciplinary proceeding for the purpose of intimidation or retaliation.
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Alternative
to Suspension


Suspension
Expulsion


Suspension
Expulsion
Committed or attempted to commit a sexual assault or battery.
17. Harassment of a Student Witness {E.C. 48900(o)}
Expulsion


18. Prescription Drug Soma {E.C. 48900(p)}
Unlawfully offered, arranged to sell, negotiated to sell, or sold the prescription drug
Soma.
19. Hazing {E.C. 48900(q)}
Engaged or attempted to engage in hazing.
Alternative
to Suspension
Suspension
Expulsion



Alternative
to Suspension
Suspension
Expulsion



Alternative
to Suspension
Suspension
Expulsion



21. Aided or Abetted to Inflict Physical Injury {E.C. 48900(t)}
Alternative
to Suspension
Suspension
Expulsion
Aided or abetted in the infliction or attempted infliction of physical injury to
another student.



Alternative
to Suspension
Suspension
Expulsion



Alternative
to Suspension
Suspension
Expulsion



20. Bullying and Bullying by Electronic Act {E.C. 48900(r)}
Engaged in an act of bullying, including, but not limited to, bullying committed by means of
an electronic act, directed specifically toward a pupil.
22. Sexual Harassment {E.C. 48900.2}
Prohibited sexual harassment includes, but is not limited to, unwelcome sexual
advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, visual, or physical conduct
of a sexual nature. Applies to grades 4-12.
23. Acts of Hate Violence {E.C. 48900.3}
Students in grades 4-12 may be suspended or recommended for expulsion for
causing, threatening, or attempting to cause, or participating in an act of hate
violence defined as willfully interfering with or threatening another person’s person
or property rights because of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, disability, or
sexual orientation. Speech that threatens violence, when the perpetrator has the
apparent ability to carry out the threat, may be considered an act of hate violence.
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24. Other Harassment {E.C. 48900.4}
Alternative
to Suspension
Suspension
Expulsion



Alternative
to Suspension
Suspension
Expulsion



Alternative
to Suspension
Suspension
Expulsion
Suspension
Expulsion
Suspension
Expulsion
Students in grades 4-12 may be suspended or recommended for expulsion for
intentionally engaging in harassment, threats, or intimidation against a student or
group of students when the harassment is severe and pervasive and disrupts classes
or creates disorder or an intimidating or hostile educational environment.
25. Terrorist Threats {E.C. 48900.7}
Making terrorist threats against school officials and/or property.
26a. Attendance – Truant {E.C. 48260}

Absent from school without a valid excuse.
Alternative
to Suspension
26b. Attendance – Repeat Truant {E.C. 48261}
Absent from school more than one day without a valid excuse.

26c. Attendance – Habitual Truant {E.C. 48262}
Alternative
to Suspension
Any student truant three or more times per school year. Students who are habitually
truant may be referred to the School Attendance Review Board.

Prohibition on Possession and Use of Tobacco and Nicotine Products
District policy and the Education Code prohibit the possession, use, manufacture, distribution, or dispensing of
tobacco and nicotine products at school or during school related activities. The District defines “tobacco and
nicotine products” as a lighted or unlighted cigarette, cigar, pipe or other smoking product or material, smokeless
tobacco in any form, and electronic cigarettes. “Electronic cigarettes” are defined as battery-operated or other
electronic products designed to deliver nicotine, flavor, and other chemicals by turning the substance into a vapor
that is inhaled by the user, including, but not limited to electronic vaping devices, personal vaporizers, digital vapor
devices, electronic nicotine delivery systems, and hookah pens.
Students determined to have used or to be in possession of tobacco or nicotine products at school or school related
activities may be subject to discipline under District policy, Education Code 48900(h), and/or other applicable laws.
Students determined to have used or to be in possession of products at school or school related activities that can
be used to consume and/or use tobacco or nicotine products, including but not limited to “electronic cigarettes” as
defined above, but which do not contain tobacco, nicotine, or any other controlled substance, may be subject to
discipline under District policy, Education Code 48900(k)(1), and/or other applicable laws. [E.C. 48901]
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Item 2: Prohibition of Discrimination or Harassment and Related Complaint
Procedures
Instructions: Add or replace in your School Handbook using the exact title. Place insert in its entirety and without
modification. If you currently have no section with this title or only a section that is entitled “Sexual Harassment,”
the following is to be used.
PROHIBITION OF DISCRIMINATION, HARASSMENT, INTIMIDATION AND BULLYING, AND
RELATED COMPLAINT PROCEDURES
District programs and activities shall be free from discrimination, including harassment, intimidation and bullying
based on a student’s actual or perceived disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race,
ethnicity, color, ancestry, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital or parental status, or association with a person or
group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The district has a policy of nondiscrimination in
accordance with federal law and Title IX, and also prohibits sexual harassment of or by any student or by anyone in
or from the district. More detailed information regarding the district’s prohibition of discrimination, harassment,
intimidation, and bullying or the prohibition against sexual harassment is contained in the district’s Parent & Student
Handbook and is also available on the district’s website.
Parents, students and staff should immediately report incidents of alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation
and bullying or sexual harassment to the Principal or designee. Students, parents, guardians or any other individuals
having questions or concerns or who may wish to file a complaint are urged to first contact the Principal or designee,
but if your concerns are not resolved, you may also contact the Associate Superintendent for Human Resources, at
(916) 686-7795, for matters involving a potential complaint or concern regarding a district employee. You may
contact the Associate Superintendent for Pre-K-6 Education, at (916) 686-7704 regarding a potential complaint or
concern related to a PreK-6 student (or students); and you may contact the Associate Superintendent for Secondary
Education, at (916) 686-7706, regarding a potential complaint or concern related to a student (or students) in grades
7-12. No one shall be retaliated against for reporting any incident of alleged discrimination or harassment, and
complainants’ identities will be kept confidential to the extent practical in the course of investigating the incidents of
alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying or sexual harassment.
Pursuant to California Education Code 221.5, a pupil shall be permitted to participate in sex-segregated school
programs and activities, including athletic teams and competitions, and use facilities consistent with his or her
gender identity, irrespective of the gender listed on the pupil’s records. Questions regarding the foregoing rights
shall be directed to your Principal or Vice Principal.
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Item 3: Uniform Complaint Procedures
Instructions: Replace the section of your handbook entitled Uniform Complaint Procedures with the following
language. If your School Handbook currently does not have this section, it must be added.
UNIFORM COMPLAINT PROCEDURES
The Elk Grove Unified School District has the primary responsibility to insure compliance with applicable state and
federal laws and regulations and has established procedures to address allegations of unlawful discrimination,
harassment, intimidation, and bullying, complaints alleging violation of state or federal laws governing educational
programs, and complaints alleging the district’s failure to comply with the prohibition against requiring students to
pay fees, deposits, or other charges for participation in educational activities.
The district shall use the uniform complaint procedures to resolve any complaint alleging unlawful discrimination,
harassment, intimidation, or bullying in district programs and activities based on actual or perceived characteristics
of race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or
parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or
genetic information, or any other characteristic identified in Education Code 200 or 220, Penal Code 422.55, or
Government Code 11135, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or
perceived characteristics.
Uniform complaint procedures shall also be used to address any complaint alleging the district's failure to comply
with the prohibition against requiring students to pay fees, deposits, or other charges for participation in
educational activities, the requirements for the development and adoption of a school safety plan, and state and/or
federal laws in adult education programs, consolidated categorical aid programs, migrant education, career technical
and technical education and training programs, child care and development programs, child nutrition programs,
special education programs, special education programs, homeless education, foster youth services, and
noncompliance with the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP).
More detailed information regarding the Uniform Complaint Procedures, including the timeline for resolving
complaints and the complaint appeal process, is contained in the district’s Parent & Student Handbook. If you have
questions regarding the Uniform Complaint Procedures, you can contact the district’s Legal Compliance Specialist in
Human Resources at (916) 686-7795.
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DISTRITO ESCOLAR UNIFICADO DE ELK GROVE
MANUAL ESCOLAR
Encartes para el 2015-2016
Item 1: Suspension/Expulsion/Reference Chart
Instructions: Place insert in its entirety and without modification under a section entitled Student Discipline or
Education Codes Related to Discipline.
If you currently have additional charts designed to state specific minimum & maximum consequences for offences
that refer to Exclusionary Discipline Education Codes, remove these in all sections of your handbook.* Examples:
Swearing/Foul Language - Minimum 1-3 days Suspension (48900k); Playing Cards - Minimum 1 day Suspension
(48900k).
*Optional: Should you feel the need to place a supportive chart to supplement this required language relative to
using exclusionary discipline, use the chart that is provided below entitled Reference Chart: Education Codes Related
to Discipline & Required or Potential Disciplinary Consequences. This chart also is contained in the EGUSD District
Parent & Student Handbook provided to all parents.
(Required language starts below the double Line. Double line at bottom denotes end of insert.)
SUSPENSIÓN
Si el comportamiento de un estudiante es una amenaza para la seguridad del bienestar de salud o
emocional de otros estudiantes, y si los métodos previos de prevención e intervención no has sido efectivos,
ese estudiante puede ser suspendido de acuerdo a las normas de la ley del estado y del distrito. La
suspensión puede ser impuesta por primera vez si el Superintendente, el director, o su asignado determinan
que el estudiante ha violado el Código de Educación, sección 48900(a)-(e) o si la presencia del estudiante
causa peligro a otras personas, o a la propiedad ajena, o que amenaza en interrumpir el proceso educativo.
(E.C. 48900.5)
Razones por Suspensión*
La ley estatal permite la suspensión de un estudiante si el estudiante comete o participa en cualquiera de
los actos mencionados en seguida, donde tal conducta o actos se relacionan a las actividades escolares o
asistencia escolar, tal como, pero no limitada a, el periodo/hora en la cual se llevó a cabo tal conducta o
actos—mientras en terrones escolares, yendo o viniendo a la escuela, durante el periodo del lonche (en o
afuera de la escuela), o durante y/o yendo o viniendo a actividades patrocinadas por la escuela, o por
cierto tipo de conducta, la cual ocurriera después de las horas escolares y fuera de la propiedad del
Distrito, pero por la cual, razonablemente pudiera ser la causa o causas sustanciales de la interrupción de
una actividad o asistencia escolar:
 Asalto/Lesión [E.C. 48900(a)]
Causando, intentando a causar, o amenazando a causar daño físico a otra persona. Excepciones
pueden ser hechas en una situación en la cual el testigo y la evidencia apoyan un caso de defensa
propia.
 Armas [E.C. 48900(b)]
Poseyendo, vendiendo, o proporcionando cualquier arma—incluyendo armas de fuego, cuchillos,
explosivos, u otro objeto peligroso.
 Alcohol/Tóxicos/Sustancias Controladas [E.C. 48900(c)]
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Poseyendo ilegalmente, usando, vendiendo o proporcionando alcohol, tóxicos o sustancias
controladas, incluyendo medicamentos recetados. Además, aplica estando bajo la influencia de
alcohol, tóxicos o sustancias controladas.
 Sustancias en Lugar de Alcohol/Tóxicos/Sustancias Controladas [E.C. 48900(d)]
Haciendo entregas, proporcionando o vendiendo objetos los cuales se hacen pasar por alcohol,
tóxicos o sustancias controladas pero no son tales objetos.
 Robo o Extorsión [E.C. 48900(e)]
Cometiendo o intentando a cometer robo o extorsión. Extorsión ocurre cuando amenazas son
hechas con la intención de obtener dinero o algo de valor.
 Daño a Propiedad** [E.C. 48900(f)]
Causando o intentando causar daño a propiedad escolar o propiedad privada.
 Hurto de Propiedad** [E.C. 48900(g)]
Hurtando o intentando a hurtar propiedad escolar o propiedad privada.
 Productos de Tabaco o Nicotina [E.C. 48900(h)]
Poseyendo, proporcionando o usando tabaco o cualquier producto conteniendo tabaco o
nicotina, incluyendo pero no limitado a, cigarros, puros, cigarros de clavo, tabaco sin humo, para
aspirar, paquetes de tabaco para masticar o betel.
 Obscenidad [E.C. 48900(i)]
Cometiendo un acto obsceno o participando en profanidad, groserías o vulgaridad.
 Parafernalia de Drogas [E.C. 48900(j)]
Posesión ilegal, ofreciendo, haciendo arreglos para, o negociando a vender cualquier objeto para
drogas.
 Interrupción o Desafío [E.C. 48900(k) (1)]
Interrumpiendo actividades escolares o rehusando a seguir la autoridad válida del personal
escolar, incluyendo supervisores, maestros, oficiales escolares, y otro personal encargado de
realizar sus obligaciones.
“Interrupción de actividades escolares” es definida como sigue: cuando la conducta, la
presencia, o las acciones de un estudiante interrumpe las operaciones normales del distrito o
de la escuela, amenaza la salud o seguridad de cualquier persona en el distrito o de la
propiedad escolar, o causa o amenaza en causar daño a cualquier propiedad del distrito o la
propiedad de terrones escolares.
Ejemplos de interrupción de actividades escolares bajo el Código de Educación 48900 (k) (1),
como es definida arriba, en el cual el estudiante puede ser sujeto a disciplina, incluyendo pero
no limitada a:
 Comportamiento en el salón de clases que impide la habilidad del maestro en
enseñar a otros estudiantes e impide la habilidad de otros estudiantes en
aprender tales como hablar en voz muy alta o haciendo otro tipo de ruidos o
gestos mientras el maestro habla e instruye la clase, y cuando los estudiantes
deben estar en silencio y atentos; o
 La activación intencional de una alarma de fuego causando la evacuación
temporal de la escuela; y/o causando el personal de emergencia a responder
de inmediato.
“Desafío terco de autoridad válida” es definida como sigue: cuando un estudiante desafía la
autoridad válida de un oficial del distrito o escolar, o del personal escolar que tiene el impacto
en las operaciones efectivas, o en las funciones de seguridad escolar o del distrito, tales como
continuar en el espacio donde ocurre la infracción, la pelea, o instiga la interrupción después
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de haberle dicho al estudiante hay que parar ese comportamiento, desobediencia repetida o
desafío al personal escolar cuando otras intervenciones no hayan sido efectivas en modificar
el mal comportamiento; o en la primera instancia, una vez o por primera vez haber
desobedecido o desafiado el personal escolar y que ha tenido un impacto en la función
escolar o del distrito.
Ejemplos de desafío terco de la autoridad válida bajo el Código de Educación 48900 (k) (1),
como es definido arriba, en el cual el estudiante puede ser sujeto a disciplina, incluyendo pero
no limitado:
 Continuar permaneciendo en la escena de la pelea o evento de interrupción aunque
las instrucciones específicas de abandonar el área por un administrador u otro
personal escolar tratando de parar la pelea o tratando de tranquilizar la pelea; o
 Episodios repetitivos del mal comportamiento, aunque esfuerzos múltiples y/o
instrucciones por el maestro de clase u otro personal escolar del distrito haya intentado
en cambiar o corregir el mal comportamiento del estudiante.
Nota: Con la excepción de la suspensión en el salón de clase impuesto por el maestro bajo el Código
de Educación 48910, ningún estudiante matriculado en el jardín de niños hasta el tercer grado
puede ser suspendido por la violación del Código de Educación 48900 (k) (1). Asimismo, ningún
estudiante matriculado en el jardín de niños hasta el grado doceavo, independientemente de su
edad, puede ser recomendado para la expulsión por la violación del Código de Educación 48900
(k) (1). [E.C. 48900 (k) (2).
 Recibiendo Propiedad Robada** [E.C. 48900(l)]
Recibiendo propiedad escolar o propiedad personal robada.
 Poseyendo Armas de Fuego de Imitación [E.C. 48900(m)]
Poseyendo una arma de fuego de imitación o arma de fuego simulada que sustancialmente es
parecida en propiedades físicas al arma real.
 Acoso Sexual [E.C. 48900(n)]
Cometiendo o intentando cometer un asalto sexual o lesión sexual.
 Amenazas e Intimidación [E.C. 48900(o)]
Acosando, intimidando, o amenazando a un estudiante que es testigo en un procedimiento
escolar disciplinario con el propósito de prevenir ese estudiante en ser testigo o tomar revancha
en contra de ese estudiante por ser testigo, o ambos.
 Prescripción de Droga Soma [E.C. 48900(p)]
Ofreció, hizo arreglos para vender o negociar a vender, o vendió la droga Soma.
 Amedrantar [E.C. 48900(q)]
Participando en, o intentando participar en cualquier actividad usada para la iniciación o preiniciación en una organización estudiantil, o cuerpo estudiantil, o actividades relacionadas, las
cuales causa o puede causar daño corporal, daño físico o degradación personal o humillación,
resultando en daño físico o mental.
 Provocando/Incitando (Bullying) [E.C. 48900(r)]
Provocando/Incitando (Bullying) significa cualquier acto severo o penetrante, o acto o conducta
verbal, incluyendo comunicaciones hechas por escrito o por medios de un acto electrónico,
dirigido hacia uno o más estudiantes, que haya sido o pueda ser razonablemente predicho en
colocar/poner, atemorizando a un estudiante razonablemente teniendo el efecto de lastimarse a
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sí mismo o su propiedad; causar que el estudiante sufra una experiencia sustancialmente
perjudicial en su salud física o mental; o cause al estudiante en tener experiencias que interfieran
sustancialmente en su desarrollo académico o habilidad de participar, o beneficiarse de servicios,
actividades, o privilegios proporcionados por una escuela. (E.C. 48900 (r)) Provocando/Incitando
(Bullying) deberá incluir cualquier acto de acoso sexual, violencia de odio, o amedrantar,
amenazar o intimidar, como sea definida por el Código de Educación 48900.2, 48900.3, o 48900.4
que contenga cualquiera de los efectos descritos arriba en un estudiante razonable. (E.C. 48900
(r))
 Ayudando o Siendo Cómplice en Daño Físico [E.C. 48900(t)]
Ayudando o siendo cómplice en infligir o el intento de hacer daño físico a otro estudiante. Sin
embargo, el distrito no puede buscar que el estudiante sea expulsado por la violación del Código
de Educación 48900(t) hasta que la corte juvenil haya terminado con los procedimientos, y el
joven haya sido condenado de ser el ayudante o ser el cómplice de un crimen de violencia física
en el cual la victima haya sufrido daño grave corporal o daño corporal serio.
 Acoso Sexual (Grados 4-12) [E.C. 48900.2]
Participando en el acoso sexual prohibido que incluye, pero no es limitado a, avances sexuales no
bien recibidos, peticiones a favores sexuales, y otros verbales, visuales, o conducta física de
naturaleza sexual.
 Violencia de Odio (Grados 4-12) [E.C. 48900.3]
Violencia de Odio significa cualquier acto de sanción bajo el Código Penal 422.6, 422.7, o 422.75.
Tales actos incluyen dañando o intimidando a la víctima, interfiriendo con la ejecución de los
derechos de la víctima, o dañando una propiedad de la victima porque exhibe algunas de las
siguientes características: raza, etnicidad, religión, nacionalidad, incapacidad, género,
identificación del género, expresión del género, u orientación sexual; una percepción de la
presencia de cualquiera de estas características en la victima; o la asociación de la víctima con una
persona o un grupo de personas con una o más de las características actuales o percibidas. (E.C.
233; Código Penal 422.55)
 Otro Tipo de Acoso (Grados 4-12) [E.C. 48900.4]
Amedrentando, intimidando, o amenazando a un estudiante o grupo de estudiantes, personal
escolar, con el efecto actual o siendo percibido de interrumpir el trabajo escolar, o creando
desorden sustancial, o creando un ambiente educacional hostil.
 Amenazas Terroristas [E.C. 48900.7]
Haciendo amenazas terroristas en contra de oficiales escolares o propiedad escolar, o ambas.
* El superintendente o el director pueden usar, a su discreción, alternativas en lugar de suspender o
expulsar, y así dirigir la mala conducta del estudiante. (E.C. 48900(v), 48900.5 [EGUSD AR 5144]
**Propiedad escolar incluye, pero no es limitada a, expedientes electrónicos. [E.C. 48900(u)]
EXPULSIÓN
Expulsión, como es ordenada por la Mesa Directiva del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Elk Grove, es retirar al
estudiante de todas las escuelas en el distrito escolar por la violación del Código de Educación de
California en la escuela o de cualquier actividad fuera de terrenos escolares. La expulsión de un estudiante
es por un periodo de tiempo definido, pero la petición para ser re-admitido debe ser considerada entre un
periodo de tiempo especificado. La ley estatal provee el proceso de garantías y los derechos para la
apelación en cualquier orden de expulsión.
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Un estudiante debe ser recomendado para la expulsión por la violación de cualquiera de las pautas
descritas en el Código de Educación, sección 48915(a)(1)(A)-(E), a menos de que el Superintendente, el
asignado del Superintendente, el director, o el asignado del director determine que la expulsión no
debiera ser recomendada bajo las circunstancias o que las alternativas como medios de corrección
podrían dirigir la conducta del estudiante.
 Daño Físico Serio [E.C. 48915(a)(1)(A)]
Causando daño físico serio a otra persona, excepto en defensa propia.
 Posesión de un Cuchillo u Otro Objeto Peligroso [E.C. 48915(a)(1)(B)]
Poseyendo un cuchillo u otro objeto peligroso de uso no razonable al estudiante.
 Posesión Ilegal de Droga o Sustancia Controlada [E.C. 48915(a)(1)(C)]
Posesión ilegal de cualquier droga con la excepción (1) de que sea la primera vez de la posesión
de no más de una onza de mariguana, o (2) que el estudiante tenga posesión de medicamentos
de venta libre para su uso u otro medicamento recetado para su uso por el doctor.
 Robo o Extorsión [E.C. 48915(a)(1)(D)]
 Asalto o Lesión a un Empleado Escolar [E.C. 48915(a)(1)(E)]
La ley estatal requiere que un administrador escolar recomiende la expulsión si un estudiante comete
ciertas violaciones del Código de Educación. Un estudiante deberá ser recomendado inmediatamente
para la expulsión por la violación de cualquiera de las pautas descritas en el Código de Educación
48915(c)(1)-(5).
 Poseyendo, Vendiendo, o Proporcionando un Arma de Fuego [E.C. 48915(c)(1)]
Poseyendo, vendiendo, o proporcionado un arma de fuego (verificado por un empleado del
distrito).
Sin embargo, la posesión de un arma de imitación, como definida en el Código de Educación
48900(m), no deberá ser considerado como una ofensa requiriendo la recomendación obligatoria
para la expulsión y la expulsión obligatoria.
 Empuñando un Cuchillo [E.C. 48915(c)(2)]
Empuñando un cuchillo en contra de otra persona.
 Vendiendo una Sustancia Controlada [E.C. 48915(c)(3)]
Ilegalmente vendiendo una sustancia controlada.
 Asalto o Lesión Sexual [E.C. 48915(c)(4)]
Cometiendo o intentando cometer asalto sexual o cometiendo lesión sexual, como es definido en
el Código de Educación 48900 (n).
 Posesión de un Explosivo [E.C. 48915(c)(5)]
Para todos otros actos, y la conducta de un estudiante quién es sujeto a disciplina bajo el Código de
Educación, 48900 a 48900.7 y por las cuales no están enlistadas o dirigidas bajo el Código de Educación,
48915(a) o 48915(c), un estudiante puede ser recomendado para la expulsión donde otros métodos de
corrección no hayan sido efectivos o han fracasado repetidamente en remediar la conducta del
estudiante, o por debido a la naturaleza de la violación por la conducta del estudiante, la presencia del
studiante continúa causando peligro a la seguridad física del estudiante y de otros. [E.C. 48915(b) y
48915(e)]
CÓDIGOS DE EDUCACIÓN RELACIONADOS A LA DISCIPLINA
La siguiente tabla identifica las consecuencias en el Código de Educación que puedan aplicar. La mayoría
de las violaciones tiene una variedad de consecuencias disciplinarias en el sistema educacional. Algunas
consecuencias pueden ocurrir simultáneamente. Asimismo, ciertas violaciones coinciden con el Código
Penal de California y pueden tener consecuencias con los sistemas de la corte juvenil/adulta.
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Suspensión
Alternativa
1. Expulsión Obligatoria {E.C. 48915(c)}
Suspensión
Expulsión
(1) Posesión, vendiendo, o proporcionando un arma de fuego. Sin
embargo, la posesión de un arma de fuego de imitación, como es definido
en el Código de Educación 48900(m), no deberá ser considerada como
una ofensa requiriendo la recomendación obligatoria de la expulsión y la
expulsión obligatoria.

(2) Empuñando un cuchillo.

(3) Vendiendo ilegalmente una droga/substancia controlada.

(4) Cometiendo o intentando cometer un asalto o lesión sexual.

(5) Posesión de un explosivo.

2. Recomendación Obligatoria para Expulsión {E.C. 48915(a)}
A menos de que el Superintendente, el asignado del Superintendente, el
director, o el asignado del director determine que la expulsión no deba
ser recomendada bajo las circunstancias o que otro método alternativo
de corrección podría mejorar la conducta.
Suspensión
Alternativa
Suspensión
Expulsión
(1) Causando daño físico serio a otra persona, excepto en defensa propia.

(2) Posesión de un cuchillo u otro objeto peligroso de uso no razonable
al estudiante.

(3) Posesión ilegal de cualquier droga con la excepción de (1) la primera
ofensa de la posesión de no más de una onza de mariguana, o (2) de la
posesión de medicamentos comprados a la venta libre para el uso del
estudiante u otro medicamento recetado por el doctor para el uso del
estudiante.

(4) Robo o extorsión.

(5) Asalto o lesión a un empleado del distrito.

Suspensión
Alternativa
Suspensión
Expulsión





Suspensión
Expulsión
(1) Posesión, venta, o proporcionando armas (cuchillo, pistola, objetos
afilados, garrote o un objeto que puede conducir daño) o explosivo.


(2) Explosivos, uso o posesión.


3. Actos de Violencia {E.C. 48900(a)}
(1) Causó, intentó causar, o amenazó a causar daño físico a otra persona.
(2) Usó fuerza o violencia a propósito en contra de otra persona.
Suspensión
Alternativa
4. Armas y Objetos Peligrosos {E.C. 48900(b)}
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Suspensión
Alternativa
Suspensión
Expulsión


Suspensión
Expulsión


Suspensión
Expulsión


Suspensión
Alternativa
Suspensión
Expulsión



Suspensión
Alternativa
Suspensión
Expulsión



Suspensión
Alternativa
Suspensión
Expulsión


Suspensión
Alternativa
Suspensión
Expulsión
(1) Dirigidos a compañeros.



(2) Dirigidos al personal escolar.



Suspensión
Alternativa
Suspensión
Expulsión


5. Drogas y Alcohol {E.C. 48900(c)}
(1) Posesión, uso, venta, o proporcionando, o estar bajo la influencia de
alcohol, sustancias controladas o un tóxico.
6. Venta de Drogas y Alcohol “Parecidas” {E.C. 48900(d)}
Suspensión
Alternativa
Ofreciendo, haciendo arreglos y/o negociar a vender drogas, alcohol o
cualquier toxico y después sustituirlas a una sustancia parecida con la
intención de representar drogas, alcohol, o un tóxico.
Suspensión
Alternativa
7. Robo o Extorsión {E.C. 48900(e)}
Cometió o intentó a cometer robo o extorsión.
8. Daño a Propiedad {E.C. 48900(f)}
Causó o intentó a causar daño a propiedad escolar o privada.
9. Hurto o Robando {E.C. 48900(g)}
Robando, o intentando a robar propiedad escolar o privada.
10. Tabaco {E.C. 48900(h)}
Poseyó o usó productos de tabaco o nicotina.
11. Profanidad, Actos Obscenos, Vulgaridad {E.C. 48900(i)}
12. Parafernalia de Droga {E.C. 48900(j)}
Poseyó, ofreció, hizo arreglos, o negoció vender parafernalia de drogas.
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13. Desafío Terco o Interrupción de Actividades Escolares
{E.C. 48900(k)(1)}
Nota: Con la excepción de la suspensión en el salón de clase impuesto por el
maestro bajo el Código de Educación 48910, ningún estudiante matriculado en el
jardín de niños hasta el tercer grado puede ser suspendido por la violación del
Código de Educación 48900 9k) (1). Asimismo, ningún estudiante matriculado
en el jardín de niños hasta el grado doceavo, independientemente de su edad,
puede ser recomendado para la expulsión por la violación del Código de
Educación 48900 9k) (1). [E.C. 48900 (k) (2).
Suspensión
Alternativa
Suspensión
(1) Interrumpiendo actividades escolares.


(2) Fracasando en seguir direcciones de la autoridad válida del personal
escolar, incluyendo supervisores, maestros, oficiales escolares, y otro
personal encargado de realizar sus responsabilidades.


(3) Fracasar en seguir las reglas escolares.


(4) Fracasar en seguir las reglas o instrucciones del personal o maestros.


(5) Fracasar en seguir el código de conducta de pasajeros, camión
escolar.


Suspensión
Alternativa
Suspensión
Expulsión


Suspensión
Expulsión


Suspensión
Expulsión


Suspensión
Alternativa
Suspensión
Expulsión



Suspensión
Alternativa
Suspensión
Expulsión



Suspensión
Alternativa
Suspensión
Expulsión


Suspensión
Expulsión


14. Posesión de Propiedad Privada {E.C. 48900(l)}
Con conocimiento recibió propiedad escolar o propiedad privada robada.
15. Imitación Arma de Fuego {E.C. 48900(m)}

Suspensión
Alternativa
Posesión de una imitación de arma de fuego que es sustancialmente
parecida en propiedades físicas al arma real que dirige a una persona en
concluir que la replica es un arma de fuego.
Suspensión
Alternativa
16. Asalto Sexual o Lesión Sexual {E.C. 48900(n)}
Cometió o intentó a cometer asalto o lesión sexual.
17. Acoso a un Estudiante Testigo {E.C. 48900(o)}
Acosó, amenazó, o intimidó a un estudiante que es un testigo en un
procedimiento disciplinario con el propósito de intimidar o de revancha.
18. Prescripción Droga Soma {E.C. 48900(p)}
Ofreció ilegalmente, hizo arreglos a vender, negoció a vender, o vendió la
prescripción de droga Soma.
19. Amedrantar {E.C. 48900(q)}
Participó o intentó participar en amedrantar.
20. Provocando/Incitando o Cometiendo un Acto de Intimidación Vía
Electrónica (Bullying) {E.C. 48900(r)}
Participó en un acto de provocación, incluyendo pero no limitado a,
cometiendo o incitando un acto vía electrónica, dirigida específicamente
a un estudiante.
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21. Ayudó o Fue Cómplice a Infligir Daño Físico {E.C. 48900(t)}
Ayudó o fue cómplice en infligir, o intentó infligir daño físico a otro
estudiante.
22. Acoso Sexual {E.C. 48900.2}
Acoso sexual prohibido incluye, pero no está limitado a, avances sexuales
desagradables, petición de favores sexuales, y otros verbales, visuales, o
conducta física de naturaleza sexual. Aplica a grados 4-12.
23. Actos de Violencia de Odio {E.C. 48900.3}
Los estudiantes de grados 4-12 pueden ser suspendidos o recomendados
a ser expulsados por causar, amenazar, o intentar a causar, o por
participar en un acto de violencia de odio definida como la interferencia
deliberada de, o amenazando la persona de una persona, o los derechos
de propiedad debido a raza, etnicidad, origen nacional, religión,
incapacidad, u orientación sexual. Dialogo que amenaza con violencia,
cuando el perpetrador tiene la apariencia en llevar a cabo la amenaza,
puede ser considerado como un acto de violencia de odio.
24. Otro Acoso {E.C. 48900.4}
Los estudiantes de 4-12 grado pueden ser suspendidos o recomendados a
ser expulsados por participar intencionalmente en acoso, amenazas, o
intimidación en contra de un estudiante o grupo de estudiantes cuando el
acoso es severo, y penetrante e interrumpe clases, o crea desorden o un
ambiente educacional hostil.
25. Amenazas Terroristas {E.C. 48900.7}
Haciendo amenazas terroristas en contra de oficiales escolares y/o
propiedad.
26a. Asistencia Escolar – Faltando a Clases {E.C. 48260}
Ausente de la escuela sin una excusa válida.
26b. Asistencia Escolar - Faltando a Clases Repetidamente {E.C. 48261}
Ausente de la escuela por más de un día sin una excusa válida.
26c. Asistencia Escolar – Faltando a clases Habitualmente {E.C. 48262}
Cualquier estudiante que falta a la escuela tres días o más por año
escolar. Los estudiantes que faltan habitualmente pueden ser referidos a
la Mesa Directiva de Revisión de Asistencia Escolar.
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Prohibición de la Posesión y el Uso de Tabaco y Productos de Nicotina
La Norma del Distrito y del Código de Educación prohíbe la posesión, el uso, la fabricación, la distribución, o el
dispensario de los productos de tabaco y nicotina en la escuela o durante las actividades escolares. El distrito define
“los productos de tabaco y nicotina” como cigarros encendidos o no encendidos, puros, pipas u otros productos o
materiales, cualquier producto de tabaco sin la producción de humo, y cigarros electrónicos. “Cigarros electrónicos”
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son definidos como aquellos productos operados por baterías o productos electrónicos diseñados en producir
nicotina, sabores, y otros químicos transformando las sustancias en vapor que es inhalado por el usuario,
incluyendo, pero no limitado a, aparatos electrónicos de vapor, vaporizadores personales, aparatos digitales de
vapor, sistemas de transmisión de nicotina, y narguile o pipa de agua.
Los estudiantes determinados que hayan usado o tengan posesión de productos de tabaco o nicotina en la escuela o
en actividades escolares pueden ser sometidos bajo la disciplina del Distrito, Código de Educación 48900(h), y/u
otras leyes correspondientes. Los estudiantes determinados que hayan usado o tengan posesión de productos de
tabaco o nicotina en la escuela o en actividades escolares, estudiantes que puedan usar y/o consumir productos de
tabaco o nicotina, incluyendo pero no limitado a “cigarros electrónicos” como es definido anteriormente, pero que
los productos no contengan tabaco, nicotina, u cualquier otra sustancia controlada, pueden ser sometidos a la
acción de disciplina bajo la norma del Distrito, Código de Educación 48900(k) (1), y/u otras leyes correspondientes.
[E.C. 48901]
Item 2: Prohibition of Discrimination or Harassment and Related Complaint
Procedures
Instructions: Add or replace in your School Handbook using the exact title. Place insert in its entirety and without
modification. If you currently have no section with this title or only a section that is entitled “Sexual Harassment,”
the following is to be used.
PROHIBICIÓN DE LA DISCRIMINACIÓN, AMEDRANTAR/ACOSO, INTIMIDACIÓN Y AMENAZA
(BULLYING) Y PROCEDIMIENTOS RELACIONADOS A QUEJAS
Los programas y actividades del distrito deberán ser libres de discriminación incluyendo
amedrantar/acoso, intimidación y amenazas (bullying) basadas en la percepción de la incapacidad del
estudiante actual o percibida de las características del género, identificación del género, expresión del
género, nacionalidad, raza, etnicidad, color, descendencia, religión, orientación sexual, edad, estado
marital o estado marital de los padres, o la asociación con una persona o grupo de personas con una o
más de estas características. El distrito tiene la norma de no discriminación de acuerdo a la ley federal y
del Título IX, y así mismo prohíbe el acoso sexual de parte o por uno de los estudiantes, o por cualquier
persona en o del distrito. Información más detallada sobre la prohibición de la discriminación,
amedrantar/acoso, intimidación y amenaza (bullying), o la prohibición en contra del acoso sexual se
encuentra en el Manual de Padre y Estudiante y está disponible en el sitio electrónico del distrito.
Los padres, estudiantes y personal deben reportar inmediatamente incidentes alegando discriminación,
amedrantar, intimidación, amenazas (bullying), o acoso sexual al director o su asignado. Los padres,
estudiantes y guardianes o cualquier otro individuo que tengan preguntas o preocupaciones, o quién
desea hacer una queja, se les anima fuertemente en comunicarse primero con el director o su asignado,
pero si sus preocupaciones no son resueltas, usted puede comunicarse con el Superintendente Asociado
de Recursos Humanos, al (916) 686-7795, para cuestiones sobre una posible queja o preocupación sobre
un empleado del distrito. Usted puede comunicarse con el Superintendente Asociado de Educación Pre-K6, al (916) 686-7704 sobre una queja posible o preocupación relacionada a un estudiante Pre-K-6 (o
estudiantes); y usted se puede comunicar con el Superintendente Asociado de Educación Secundaria al
(916) 686-7706 para cuestiones o preocupaciones relacionadas a un estudiante (o estudiantes) en grados
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7-12. Nadie debe tomar represalias en contra de nadie por reportar cualquier incidente de una
discriminación alegada o acoso, amedranto/acoso, y la identidad de los demandantes serán mantenidos
confidenciales hasta el momento práctico en el curso de la investigación de los incidentes de la
discriminación alegada, amedranto/acoso, e intimidación/amenaza (bullying), o acoso sexual.
De acuerdo al Código de Educación de California 221.5, un estudiante deberá ser permitido a participar en
programas y actividades escolares segregadas, incluyendo equipos y competencias atléticas, y el uso de
facilidades consistentes con la identidad de su género, independientemente del género enumerado en el
expediente escolar del estudiante. Dudas sobre estos derechos precedentes deberán ser dirigidas a su
director/a o sub director/a.
Item 3: Uniform Complaint Procedures
Instructions: Replace the section of your handbook entitled Uniform Complaint Procedures with the following
language. If your School Handbook currently does not have this section, it must be added.
PROCEDIMIENTOS UNIFORMES DE QUEJAS*
El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Elk Grove tiene la responsabilidad primaria de asegurar el cumplimiento de
las leyes y regulaciones estatales y federales, y ha establecido procedimientos para dirigir alegaciones de
discriminación ilegal, acoso, intimidación, y amenazas (bullying), quejas alegando la violación de las leyes
estatales o federales que gobiernan los programas educacionales, y quejas alegando el fracaso del distrito
en obedecer la prohibición en contra de estudiantes requeridos a pagar cuotas, depósitos, u otros cargos
para su participación en actividades educacionales.
El distrito usará los procedimientos uniformes de quejas para resolver cualquier queja alegando la
discriminación, el acoso, intimidación o amenazas (bullying) ilegal en los programas y actividades del
distrito basadas en la percepción actual o percibida de las características de raza o etnicidad, color,
descendencia, nacionalidad, origen de nacionalidad, identificación de grupo étnico, edad, religión, estado
marital o estado marital de los padres, incapacidad física o mental, sexo, orientación sexual, género,
identificación del género, expresión del género o información genética, o cualquier otra característica
identificada en el Código de Educación 200 o 220, Código Penal 422.55 o el Código de Gobierno 11135, o
basado en la asociación con una persona o un grupo con una o más de estas características actuales o
percibidas.
Los procedimientos uniformes de quejas deberán ser usados para dirigir cualquier queja alegando el
fracaso del distrito en obedecer la prohibición en contra de estudiantes requeridos a pagar cuotas,
depósitos u otros cargos para su participación en actividades educacionales, los requisitos para el
desarrollo y la adopción de un plan de seguridad escolar, y las leyes federales y/o estatales en los
programas educativos para adultos, programas consolidados categóricos de apoyo, educación migrante,
programas de carrera técnica y educación técnica y entrenamiento, programas de desarrollo y cuidado
infantil, programas de nutrición para niños, y programas de educación especial, educación para niños
desamparados, servicios de jóvenes de crianza, e incumplimiento con el plan de control local de
responsabilidad, (LCAP).
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Información más detallada sobre los Procedimientos Uniformes de Quejas, incluyendo el periodo de
tiempo en el cual las quejas deben resolverse y el proceso de apelación de quejas, se encuentra en el
Manual de Padre y Estudiante del distrito. Si usted tiene dudas sobre los Procedimientos Uniformes de
Quejas, usted se puede comunicar con el Especialista Legal de Recursos Humanos al (916) 686-7795.
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DISCIPLINE POLICY CONTRACT
Dear Parents/Guardians:
At Sierra Enterprise School, we want to maintain a positive and safe environment that supports an
atmosphere of learning. Please go over this policy carefully with your child.
I have read and discussed the Behavior Discipline Policy of Sierra Enterprise School.
Parent/Guardian Signature: ______________________________________________________
Student’s Signature: ___________________________________________________________
Date:
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Thank you for discussing these rules with your children.
Sincerely,
Patricia Hecht
Principal
A copy of this contract will be sent home for the signature of you and your child.
Please return to your child’s teacher by the end of the first week of school.
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STUDENT PROGRAMS
ACCELERATED/G.A.T.E. (GIFTED AND TALENTED EDUCATION) PROGRAM
The GATE/Accelerated Program at Sierra Enterprise is currently offered through accelerated
learning in the student’s classroom. Identified students participate in activities with other students
that are problem solving and provide a more in-depth understanding of issues and content areas.
G.A.T.E. and accelerated students will be strongly encouraged to participate in two district
sponsored competitions.
ACADEMIC COMPETITIONS
Learning can be fun when children participate in academic competitions. We encourage our
students to compete in district, city and county competitions. There are a variety of competitions
such as the Spelling Bee, Science Fair and writing contests. Please encourage your child to
demonstrate his or her strength and build confidence in their academic areas as a participant in
these opportunities.
HONOR ROLL
Each trimester students in Fourth through Sixth Grades can achieve Principal's List by receiving ALL
A's (4.0 academic achievement in the academic areas. Effort and behavior are not computed for
eligibility.
Students in Fourth through Sixth Grades can receive Honor Roll status each trimester by receiving
only A's, B's, and C's (No D's or F's) (3.0 to 3.499 academic achievement) in the academic areas.
Effort and behavior are not computed for eligibility.
EGUSD Honor roll will recognize students receiving a 3.5 or above.
LSH (LANGUAGE, SPEECH, HEARING)
The speech and language specialist screens all children referred by teachers or parents. In
addition to working with children who need speech or language therapy, the specialist assists
teachers with students whose primary communication disability may be in the auditory
comprehension or processing areas. All testing and evaluations are individualized and begun
only with prior parental consent.
LEARNING CENTER
The Learning Center provides instruction and services to students who have been identified by the
Student Study Team. To qualify, these students must exhibit learning disabilities in one or more of
the academic skills and/or psychomotor areas. The instructional plans based upon individual
testing/evaluation and committee input are reviewed yearly or more often with the parent(s) and staff
to ensure that the goals are appropriate and that maximum progress is being made. The main goal
is to make the progress necessary for the student to return full time to the regular classroom.
Additional students may be served through our intervention programs. These students are
recommended by their teachers and receive supplementary support in reading and math through our
resource programs on campus.
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SIP (SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM)
Designed to meet the special needs of all students in the school, this state-funded program will focus
on improving curriculum, teaching strategies and learning environment. The School Site Council,
made up of the principal, staff and parents, will meet regularly to be involved in the planning,
implementation and evaluation of school programs.
STUDENT STUDY TEAM
The goal of the Student Study Team is for every child to succeed to his/her potential in the regular
classroom. The Student Study Team meets at teacher request to review students experiencing
academic or behavioral difficulties in the classroom. The team consists of the parent, principal,
referring classroom teacher, regular classroom teachers, LSH specialist, resource specialist, and
school psychologist. The team discusses previous school experiences, strengths, concerns and
modifications tried. The team recommends additional modifications to be tried and available support
services. When appropriate, referrals are made for assessments to determine special education
eligibility.
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SCHOOL CURRICULUM
READING/LANGUAGE ARTS
The reading language arts program involves the teaching of reading, writing, listening, speaking,
spelling, and grammar. Student skills in one area will provide the foundation and support for learning
in every other area.
Our language arts program is based upon goals and objectives for reading, writing, listening,
speaking, spelling, and grammar for every grade level. The grade level goals and objectives also
reflect the most current research in how children learn to read and write and are aligned with the
California Department of Education State Frameworks, the California Standards Test, and the district
standards and benchmarks.
Teachers use a variety of materials as they help children to achieve these learning goals and
objectives. These materials will include the Open Court Reading Program literary readers at the K-6
level, and supporting literature books from the Elementary Recommended Reading List, library
books, films, computer programs, etc. How teachers use these materials will depend upon the
learning needs of your children.
We also provide small group instruction in reading for identified students needing additional reading
support. In addition, certificated teachers provide small group "guided reading" instruction daily in
primary classrooms. Remedial reading and math instruction is provided as needed through various
services.
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MATHEMATICS
The district math curriculum is taught through Scott Foresman-California Mathematics.
curriculum emphasizes:
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The Mathematics Standards
The importance of a balanced mathematics curriculum
Addresses the needs of all learners
Highlights the importance of mathematical reasoning
Stresses the importance of frequently assessing towards achieving the
standards
Provides guidelines for effective instruction derived from reliable research
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Physical Education instruction consists of a program providing for student participation in
psychomotor activities, physical fitness, individual games and group games. Good sportsmanship
and positive attitude are stressed throughout the year. Students in fifth grade will participate in the
state mandated Physical Best Fitness test.
SCIENCE
The State Framework for Science is taught through the "Discover the Wonder" series in grades K-3,
“Science” in grades 4-5, and "Earth Science" in grade 6. Frequently taught topics including weather,
plants, animals, the human body, space, geology, ecology and energy are treated in appropriate
depth at each grade level. Classroom hands-on activities allow students to discover for themselves
important concepts developed in the text.
SOCIAL STUDIES
The Harcourt Brace Social Studies program grade K-5 and Holt, grade 6 series forms the basis for
the school's social studies curriculum. In primary grades, families, neighborhoods and communities
are studied. Fourth grade focuses on California-past and present. Fifth grade studies the United
States and its neighbors, while sixth graders focus on Ancient World History.
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Students are involved in music and art in two ways. Throughout the year teachers incorporate music
and art into their subject areas.
COMPUTERS AND LIBRARY
All students receive library and computer instruction. Students are taught library reference skills and
have the opportunity to check out books each week.
Sierra Enterprise has a fully equipped computer lab, as well as computers/chromebooks in each
classroom. We are committed to utilizing technology as a tool to improve learning, teaching, and
organizational effectiveness. Information and communication technologies are essential tools for
constantly improving our curriculum, instructional methods, and assessment in order to achieve
academic excellence. Through the systematic integration of technology, our students will become:
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High quality producers
Autonomous learners
Critical thinkers, collaborative workers, effective communicators
Action researchers
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HOMEWORK POLICY
Homework policy at Sierra Enterprise is considered an integral and meaningful part of the entire
school program. It is therefore our intent to provide a general homework policy for the school.
Timely completion of homework is important. Beginning in the third grade and increasing through
the sixth grade, turning homework in on time takes on increasing significance. This policy aligns with
our District homework policy.
Definition: Homework is defined as subject-related assignments by a teacher which will
require time and effort outside of the regular classroom for successful completion.
Purpose:
Among the purposes of homework are:
* to reinforce concepts already taught in class.
* to provide additional independent practice of concepts taught in class.
* to promote student responsibility and independence.
* to be used for extending and enriching concepts.
* to help strengthen skills.
* to promote parental awareness of schoolwork.
Homework will be assigned on a Monday through Thursday basis, generally speaking.
Homework assignments will be considered in determining a student’s grade. No late work is
accepted in the 5th and 6th grades except for absences.
Student Responsibility:
It is the responsibility of the student to:
* note and understand the homework assignment
* complete homework and return it to school on the required day
* obtain homework after an absence
* know homework assigned and be responsible for its return to class
* obtain materials needed to complete homework
Parent Responsibility:
It is the responsibility of parents to:
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provide a regular time and place to do homework
help provide materials to accomplish the homework (pencils, paper etc.)
limit the amount of TV and other activities before homework is done
communicate with the teacher when homework seems to be overloading the
student, frustrating the student, or there is some reason why homework
cannot be finished on a particular night
* read with or to the student at least 15 minutes per night
* monitor homework and assist when appropriate
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Parents’ Right to Know:
The Elk Grove Unified School District is very proud of the performance of students in our schools,
and we commend you, the parents, for your excellent support of academic achievement. A new
Federal law, “No Child Left Behind,” requires that parents, upon request, should be informed about
the qualifications of their children’s teachers.
As a parent, you have the right to request the following information regarding the professional
qualifications of your child’s teacher:
1. The college degree major of your child’s teacher and any other graduate certification or
degree held.
2. Whether the State of California has licensed or qualified your child’s teacher for the grade
level and subjects taught.
3. Whether your child’s teacher is teaching with an emergency credential.
4. Whether your child is provided services by paraprofessionals, and if so, their
qualifications.
Information about your teacher’s qualifications can be obtained by requesting it (in writing) from the
school office.
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