EDGEWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL

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EDGEWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL
EDGEWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL
“At EMS, we believe ALL students can learn and we will work
to ensure that ALL students achieve high standards of learning.”
Student Agenda
2014 - 2015
Mario Morales
Associate Principal
ext.- 4901
Daniel Gumarang
Assistant Principal
ext.- 4903
Kari Lovas
Counselor (M-Z)
ext.- 4907
Tommy Richardson
Counselor (A-L)
ext.- 4947
Diane Bernhard
Officer Manager
ext.- 4902
Sharon Williams
Attendance Clerk
ext.- 4910
Jasmin Rodriguez
Counseling Clerk
ext.- 4760
Gracie Matsushima
Media Center
ext.- 4917
Debbie Paschal
Health Clerk
ext.- 4911
Michelle Harris
School Psychologist
ext.- 4906
Alex Ruiz
Campus Security
ext.- 4927
Irene Garcia
Campus Security
ext.- 4927
James Morris
Campus Security
ext.- 4927
Sam Jones
Probation Officer
ext.- 4913
(626) 939-4900
(626) 939-4999 FAX
http://www.wcusd.org/edgewood
THIS HANDBOOK BELONGS TO:
Name: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
JULY 31 - Registration (New Students)
AUGUST 1 - Registration (8th Grade)
4 - Registration (7th Grade)
5 - Registration (6th Grade)
11 - First Day of School
20 - Choir Open House
SEPTEMBER 4 - Back to School Night
OCTOBER 1 - Choir Fall Pops Concert
10 - Traveling Zoo Show (6th Grade)
10 - End of 1st Quarter
30 - Parent Conferences
STUDENT “FREE” DAYS
September 1
November 10 - 11
November 24 - 28
December 19
Dec. 22 – Jan. 2
January 12
January 19
February 9
February 16
Mar. 30 - Apr.3
May 25
Labor Day
Veteran’s Day
Thanksgiving Break
End of 1st Semester
Winter Break
Teacher In - Service
Martin Luther King
Lincoln’s Birthday
Washington’s Birthday
Spring Break
Memorial Day
NOVEMBER 21 - Turkey Trot
EARLY RELEASE WEDNESDAYS
DECEMBER 6 - History Day
9 - History Day Awards
10 - Choir Holiday Concert
16 - Band Holiday Concert
18 - End of 2nd Quarter
JANUARY 22 - Parent Conferences
FEBRUARY 18 - Band Spring Concert
MARCH 6 - Choir Showcases/Dinner Theater
13 - End of 3rd Quarter
19 - Open House
August
September
October
November
December
January
February
March
April
May
13, 20, 27
3, 10, 17, 24
1, 8, 15, 22, 29
5, 12, 19
3, 10, 17
7, 14, 21, 28
4, 11, 18, 25
4, 11, 18, 25
8, 15, 22, 29
6, 13, 20, 27
(Dismissal 2:18 PM)
APRIL TBD - CAASP Testing
MINIMUM DAYS
MAY 12 - Choir Concert
20 - 8th Grade Awards Ceremony
22 - Band Concert
JUNE 3 - End of 4th Quarter
3 - Last Day of School
3 - 8th Grade Promotion
September
October
January
March
June
4 - Back to School
Night
30 - Parent Conferences
22 - Parent Conferences
19 - Open House
3 - Last Day of School
(Dismissal 12:43 PM)
BELL SCHEDULE
Quarters 1 and 2
August 11 – December 18
Quarters 3 and 4
January 5 – June 3
REGULAR
SCHOOL DAYS
(8:00 AM – 2:55 PM)
Period 1
8:00 - 9:00
Nutrition Break
9:00 - 9:15
Period 2
9:19 - 10:16
Period 3
10:20 - 11:17
Lunch
11:17 - 11:52
Period 4
11:56 - 12:53
Period 5
12:57 - 1:54
Period 6
1:58 - 2:55
REGULAR
SCHOOL DAYS
(8:00 AM – 2:55 PM)
Period 1
8:00 - 9:00
Period 2
9:04 - 10:01
Nutrition Break
10:01 - 10:16
Period 3
10:20 - 11:17
Period 4
11:21 - 12:18
Lunch
12:18 - 12:53
Period 5
12:57 - 1:54
Period 6
1:58 - 2:55
EARLY RELEASE
WEDNESDAYS
(8:00 AM – 2:18 PM)
Period 1
8:00 - 8:53
Nutrition Break
8:53 - 9:08
Period 2
9:12 - 10:03
Period 3
10:07 - 10:58
Period 4
11:02 - 11:53
Lunch
11:53 - 12:28
Period 5
12:32 - 1:23
Period 6
1:27 - 2:18
EARLY RELEASE
WEDNESDAYS
(8:00 AM – 2:18 PM)
Period 1
8:00 - 8:53
Period 2
8:57 - 9:48
Nutrition Break
9:48 - 10:03
Period 3
10:07 - 10:58
Period 4
11:02 - 11:53
Period 5
11:57 - 12:48
Lunch
12:48 - 1:23
Period 6
1:27 - 2:18
MINIMUM DAYS
(8:00 AM – 12:43 PM)
Period 1
8:00 - 8:43
Period 2
8:47 - 9:28
Nutrition Break
9:28 - 9:43
Period 3
9:47 - 10:28
Period 4
10:32 - 11:13
Period 5
11:17 - 11:58
Period 6
12:02 - 12:43
Lunch
12:43 - 1:18
MINIMUM DAYS
(8:00 AM – 12:43 PM)
Period 1
8:00 - 8:43
Period 2
8:47 - 9:28
Period 3
9:32 - 10:13
Nutrition Break
10:13 - 10:28
Period 4
10:32 - 11:13
Period 5
11:17 - 11:58
Period 6
12:02 - 12:43
Lunch
12:43 - 1:18
PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE
As Associate Principal of Edgewood Middle School, I am
very pleased to introduce you to the Edgewood Middle
School planning process! Our goal is to work with you to
work with you to establish an academic program that will
meet the needs of your student. This handbook will
provide you with the necessary information for your child
to be successful at E. M. S.
When students leave
Edgewood they will be prepared for high school and
beyond.
real world applications support high expectations for
students to meet or exceed academic standards.
Establishes positive communication and collaboration
between home, school and the community.
Values the diversity of our learning community. We offer a
variety of meaningful academic, social, and cultural
experiences to foster appreciation of our differences.
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Steve Cox, President
Camie Poulos, Vice President
Eileen Miranda Jimenez, Clerk
Michael Flowers, Member
Jessica Shewmaker, Member
I encourage you to read this handbook. If you have any
questions or concerns, please contact your child’s
counselor.
Our teachers and staff members are committed to working
towards the success of your child. The dedication and
enthusiasm of our teachers fosters an educational
environment that is motivating for our students. We review
our parents as partners in the important task of preparing
students for their future. The collaborative approach is an
essential element in fulfilling the mission of Edgewood
Middle School.
Our student population includes sixth graders, seventh
graders and eighth graders. All students take six classes:
Language Arts, Social Science, Mathematics, Science,
Physical Education, and an elective course.
We look forward to the coming year with enthusiasm and
hope that it will be a very positive time for your child. We
are eager to work with you and hope to see you often on
our campus. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any
questions or concerns.
Sincerely,
Mario Morales
Associate Principal
EDGEWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL’S VISION
STATEMENT
As a school, we respond to the needs of our entire learning
community. Students, parents, school personnel, and the
community are empowered inclusively to make important
educational decisions. We take responsibility for the
implementation and outcomes of those decisions. Building
on our strengths, the Edgewood Middle School community
forms partnerships and collaborates to develop effective
educational programs, resulting in improved student
learning and achievement.
EDGEWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL’S
LEARNING COMMUNITY:
Provides a safe, nurturing environment and vital climate,
which promotes respect, trust, compassion, and risk taking.
Provides instruction and powerful learning opportunities to
encourage academic growth. Curriculum, technology and
ATTENDANCE PROCEDURES
ATTENDANCE
Students are expected to be in school each day. Roll will
be taken for each class. If a student is absent for any
reason, the parent is asked to clear the absence in one of the
following ways:
1.
2.
3.
Call the attendance office on the first day the
student is absent and inform us of the reason; or
Send a signed note on the date of return to school
that states when and why the student was absent.
All students must report to the attendance
office/window upon returning to school.
An unexcused absence becomes a truancy in three
(3) and can only be cleared by attending a
Saturday School.
An excused absence is one due to illness, medical or dental
appointment, court or funeral services for an immediate
family member. Any other absence cannot be marked
“excused”.
The reason for an absence should be specific such as:
physician or dental, surgery, death in the family, illness,
court, etc.
We encourage physician and dentist
appointments after school hours.
MAKE UP
ABSENCES
WORK
FOR
EXCUSED
If a student is absent, it is the STUDENT’S
RESPONSIBILITY to see the teacher for the make-up
work and it is the STUDENT’S RESPONSIBILITY to
complete the make-up work and turn it in. As a minimum,
for each day absent, the student has that day plus one
additional day to make up the work and turn it in.
(Example: if a student is absent on a Tuesday and
Wednesday, s/he will pick up the work on Thursday and
then have until the third school day to turn in the completed
work. In this case it would be due on Monday.) Teachers
are neither expected nor required to give large quantities of
make-up work the last few weeks of the quarter for students
who fail to complete work during the quarter. Students are
required to complete all coursework assigned by the
teacher. The term ‘coursework’ includes all in-class and
homework assignments. “Students who disregard the valid
authority of the teacher by defiantly refusing to complete
assignments will receive a failing grade and be subject to
disciplinary action by the teacher and/or school
administration.” (California Education Code 48908). The
Counseling Office will request homework from teachers for
students who have been suspended for two or more days.
Teachers will submit homework assignments to the
Counseling Office within 24 hours of having received the
request. Suspended students are required to have this work
completed upon completion of their suspension.
LATE ARRIVALS/TARDIES
Any student who arrives to school tardy must report to the
attendance office to obtain an admittance slip. Doctor or
dentist appointments, illness, and/or emergency situations
may constitute excused tardies.
Oversleeping or
car/transportation issues will not be accepted as an
excused tardy. The student is responsible for being in
class, seated, and ready to begin work prior to the tardy bell
ringing each period. Sufficient time is provided for
students to pass from one class to the next. As a reminder,
tardies will be handled as both discipline and attendance
issues.
Excess Tardy Consequences (Per Academic Quarter):
 1st-2nd = Warning/Parent Notification
 3rd = Detention
 4th = Detention, a mark of N (Needs Improvement)
on report card for Citizenship for that class period
 5th = Saturday School & Parent Conference
 6th–9th = SART referral, a mark of U
(Unsatisfactory) on report card for Citizenship for
that class period
 10th= Saturday School, ineligible for end of year
activities, SARB referral
Tardy consequences are the result of tardies accumulated
throughout the day. Tardy sweeps occur frequently to
encourage punctual attendance.
ARRIVAL/DISMISSAL
Students should not arrive on campus before 7:30 a.m. or
remain after 3:15 p.m. There is no supervision for students
arriving earlier or leaving later than the time stated.
Students must leave the campus and go directly home after
dismissal (unless involved in a school based program).
SCHOOL
(SART)
ATTENACE
REVIEW
BEHAVIOR
ACADEMIC HONESTY POLICY
Definitions of Academic Dishonesty
Tier I
a. Copying homework or assignments
b. Talking or using unauthorized electronic devices during
a test
c. Working with others on an individual assignment
d. Not properly citing sources within a paper (If the
information is not your own…you must cite your source
or be guilty of plagiarism)
e. Wandering eyes during any type of test
f. Lying to get extended time on an assignment
g. Making up false data
Tier II
a. Sharing test information (via cell, talking, texting)
b. Recycling work previously submitted by oneself or
another student
c. Copying a quiz, test or final (electronically or by hand)
d. Plagiarizing large amounts of information or presenting
the work of another as your own
e. Allowing another student to copy from you
f. Conspiring with others to engage in any act of academic
dishonesty
g. Working together on a take home exam without
permission of teacher
h. Being in possession of exam materials without teacher
permission
i. Taking an exam for another student
j. Using any type of unauthorized content resources as
reference during an exam
k. Using purchased term paper or other materials
l. Manipulating or tampering with academic records
m. Any 2 violations from Tier I
Consequences for Academic Dishonesty
Tier I First Offense:
a. Completion of an alternative assignment, project or test
with 30% reduction of earned grade
b. Parent notification
c. Administration documentation
d. Citizenship dropped to an “N”
e. Detention
TEAM
Excessive absences, tardies and truancies will be reported
to the Student Attendance Review Team for review and
action through our District Office.
STUDENT
ATTENDANCE
BOARD (SARB)
If excessive absences, tardies and truancies continue after a
SART meeting, the students and parents will be reported to
the Student Attendance Review Board (SARB) for review
and action with the District Attorney.
Tier II Offense/Tier I Subsequent Offenses:
a. Completion of an alternative assignment, project or test
With 30% reduction of grade
b. Conference with parent, student, teacher, counselor and
administrator
c. Administration documentation
d. Citizenship dropped to a “U”
e. Saturday school
REVIEW
May Also Include the Following:
-Student denied Renaissance activities for one semester
-Ineligibility for academic recognition
-In-House suspension, suspension or expulsion

Keep cell phones on silent during school hours and
keep out of sight.
DETENTION
BEHAVIOR CODE
The PRIDE of Edgewood is not only an expectation but is
a pathway to student success. Students are expected to
behave in a way that is conducive to a positive learning
environment.
Be the PRIDE of Edgewood
*Use Proper language
*Always act Respectfully
*Be In Class on-time
*Follow teachers’ Directions
*Be prepared for Every class
GUIDELINES FOR STUDENT BEHAVIOR
The school should be a setting in which respect for rules
and common decency are accepted by all. Rules and
regulations are established for the purpose of maintaining
an environment conducive to learning. In order to establish
this environment, it is mandatory that students behave in a
responsible and mature manner toward all members of the
staff and to one another in all areas of the school program
in the classroom, on the school grounds, at all school
related activities as well as coming to and returning home
from school. We ask that students remember this purpose
and conduct themselves accordingly. Above all, it is
expected that students will respect the rights of others, treat
property with care, take pride in honest work and
achievement, and maintain high standards of courtesy,
work and achievement.
The following are expectations for student behavior.
Students will:
 Comply with all requests of teachers and staff.
 Show respect and pride in the school by helping to
keep it clean and free from vandalism, trash, and
graffiti.
 Remain on campus for the entire school day.
 Behave in an appropriate manner, at all times,
when on campus and in the classroom.
 Only eat in designated areas during nutrition and
lunch breaks.
 Leave mobile phones, tablets, radios, Walkmans,
tape players, laser pointers, cameras, game
systems and other electronic devices at home.
These will be confiscated by staff members and
may not be returned.
 Not go into parking lot areas.
 Carry their Edgewood ID card and identify
themselves when asked.
 Refrain from public displays of affection, kissing,
hand-holding, hugging and inappropriate touching.
 Wait to leave class until excused by the teacher.
 Walk bicycles and skateboards while on campus.
 Lock bicycles and skateboards in the designated
area on campus.
 Dress in a clean and proper manner. Any “gang”
related clothing is unacceptable.
 Refrain from using profanity and vulgarity.
A detention can be issued by any staff member for various
infractions of the rules. Students will take the detention
form home and have it signed by a parent and return it to
the issuing staff member. If the student is unable to serve
detention on the stated date, a phone call or note from the
parent is necessary by 10 a.m. on the date of the detention.
The school has the legal right to hold a student up to one
hour per day for disciplinary purposes. Students are to
arrange for their own transportation on the day they serve
detention.
Classroom teachers have the legal right to detain a student
for disciplinary purposes for ten minutes after any regular
school day without parent notification.
Students may be assigned a 45 minute after school
detention for violation of school or classroom rules. It is
the responsibility of the student to notify his/her parents
about the date of his/her detention. If a student is absent on
the date of detention, it will automatically be reassigned to
the following detention date without any further
notification. If the student is in school that day, but does
not show to the detention, consequences will follow.
SATURDAY SCHOOL
Saturday School may be assigned for behavioral/attendance
infractions. Students are to report to school from 8:00 a.m.
to 12:00 noon on Saturday. Students must arrive on time
and conform to the dress code. Students who are tardy to
Saturday School more than 10 minutes will not get credit
for the day and will have to repeat the session. Students are
to bring school work and misconduct will not be tolerated.
If a student is removed from Saturday School for
misconduct, s/he will have to repeat the session.
EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITY
ELIGIBILITY
We recognize extra-curricular activities, are an important
part in the life of the students. Regular attendance and
satisfactory citizenship are also required. A student must
maintain a 2.0 GPA to participate in extra-curricular
activities. Advisors and/or Coaches will establish a code of
conduct and/or participation contracts which may include
behavior, academic, and attendance expectations to ensure
that all participants are academically successful while
participating in extra-curricular activities. Consequences of
not meeting/fulfilling terms of code of conduct and/or
contracts may result in ineligibility of participation from
extra-curricular activity. Board Policy will determine
eligibility for promotion activities.
All fines and
financial obligations must be paid to participate in any
year-end activities.
DRESS CODE
3.
Board Policy 5132 – adopted: 12/10/91, revised : 04/24/01
DRESS AND GROOMING STANDARDS
The West Covina Unified School District Board of
Education believes that appropriate dress and grooming
contribute to a productive learning environment. The
Board expects students to give proper attention to personal
cleanliness and to wear clothes that are suitable for the
school activities in which they participate. Students have
the right to express their individuality. However, their
choice of dress must not present a health or safety hazard or
a distraction that would interfere with the educational
process. In addition, student dress needs to show respect
for the ideas and beliefs of others by taking care that no one
is offended by writing, pictures, or any other insignia which
are crude, violent, vulgar, profane, prejudicial, advocated
the use of controlled substances, or are sexually suggestive.
Furthermore, the Board believes that all school experiences
should be beneficial and all students should present the
most desirable and positive appearance. Student dress and
personal appearance are essential if the school is to provide
the best teaching and learning environment.
4.
5.
RESPONSIBILITY
Parents, school staff and administrators all have
responsibility for ensuring that students understand and
follow guidelines. Students must follow the guidelines as
established to provide a positive teaching and learning
environment for everyone.
6.
ENFORCEMENT
Each school shall determine the steps it will follow to
ensure that all students adhere to the guidelines. At all
times the school will maintain a fair and consistent
enforcement of the consequences. These consequences,
with any additional examples of clothing that are
unacceptable will be published at the beginning of each
school year and reviewed with all students at the beginning
of each semester and with all new students as they enter the
school throughout the year.
DRESS AND GROOMING STANDARDS
The Board of Education declares that the following
guidelines apply to all students who attend school and
school activities in the West Covina Unified School
District:
1. Attire as currently defined or designated as a
group (gang or tagger) by West Covina Police
Department or School Administration is not
permitted.
2. No undergarments shall be showing. Attire that is
sexually suggestive or excessively brief, low cut,
and/or revealing is not allowed. Examples:
Clothing that is too tight (spandex, bare midriff,
see-through tops).
 No tank tops and/or clothing with
spaghettis straps.
 No excessively short skirts, dresses,
and/or shorts can be worn.
7.
8.
Clothing or grooming that causes disruption or
distraction among students within the classroom is
not acceptable.
Examples: Clothing which
advocates the use of controlled substances,
violence, prejudice, or are sexually suggestive
either through writing, pictures or insignia.
 Colored/spiked hair that causes a
distraction/disruption on campus is
prohibited.
 Holes in clothing revealing
undergarments is prohibited.
 No blankets.
 No gloves to be worn in class.
Shoes or regular sandals must be worn at all time.
Sandals without a back strap are not acceptable.
The type of shoe must be hygienic, safely protect
the foot and be appropriate during the activities the
student engages in throughout the school day. For
hygienic reasons, socks with shoes or tennis shoes
are recommended.
Jewelry and accessories shall not be worn which
have the potential to be dangerous or can be used
as a weapon or to indicate group, gang, tagger
affiliations. Examples: chains, studded
wristbands, bandanas, sharp earplugs/earrings.
 No sunglasses.
 No visible facial and/or body piercings
will be permitted.
Pants, shorts, skirts, and skorts will be worn at the
waist, above the hip and fit sufficiently so that a
belt is not needed. Overalls must be at the sides
and straps need to be fastened. For safety reasons,
outerwear such as jackets and sweaters must not
be oversized.
 The “sagging” of pants and shorts is
not permitted. Undergarments must
not be visible.
Each school site may adopt rules that specify the
types of sun-protective clothing, including but not
limited to hats, which may be worn outdoors
during the school day (Education Code 35183.5).
Sun-protective clothing, including but not limited
to hats, may only be worn outdoors during the
school day. Bandanas, hairnets, shower caps, and
“Do-Rags” are prohibited. Hats, caps, and other
permitted head coverings shall not be worn
indoors. Permitted head gear must be worn with
the bill/brim facing forward. All other head gear
will be confiscated and held for parents to pick up.
ELECTRONIC DEVICES
Cell phones/electronic devices are not to be used during
instructional time without permission from staff. They
are to be kept silent and out of sight during instructional time
so as not to be disruptive to the learning environment (EC
48901.5).
If electronic devices are utilized during
instructional time without teacher permission, consequences
will be assigned. Edgewood middle School is not liable for
damaged, lost, or stolen items.
*NOTE: If a parent needs to contact the student in the event
of a personal or family emergency, please phone the office,
a summons will be sent to your student and they will be
allowed to phone you from the office.
GRADES
GRADING PERIODS
There will be four final quarter grades and four progress
report grades given during the school year. All eight report
cards will be mailed home. It is the school’s policy to
notify the students and their parents of any D and F grades
that are being earned by the students, as well as any N and
U grades in citizenship via progress reports after the first
five weeks of each quarter.
child’s welfare is important. The school must be notified
of any changes, such as new telephone numbers, new
addresses etc. The school must also be informed as to who
is authorized to pick up your child during the school day,
after school or in an emergency.
INSURANCE
Protective school time or 24 hour insurance policies are
available for reasonable costs. You will receive an
application for insurance at the beginning of the school
year. The school district does not carry insurance to cover
lost or damaged property and/or student injuries.
EXCUSE FROM PHYSICAL EDUCATION
HEALTH OFFICE
Students requiring excusal from Physical Education must
bring a parent note, which will be accepted for three (3)
consecutive days. Physicians must notify the school by
note or letter in the case of longer excuses.
MEDICATION
HOMEWORK
Medication cannot normally be administered or taken
during school hours except under the following conditions:
 No pupil shall be given medication during school
hours except upon written request from a licensed
physician/surgeon who has the responsibility for
the medical management of the pupil. The parent
or guardian must sign all such requests.
 All authorized medication must be taken to the
health office.
 Medication includes both over the counter and
prescribed items.
 No student may possess aspirin or any other
medication at school.
ACCIDENTS
Students involved in an accident while at school or in
transit to school, should immediately report the incident to
the school office or to an adult on supervision.
ILLNESS
Students who become ill during the school day should
obtain a pass and go to the health office. The Health Clerk
will call home if the student is too ill to stay at school.
Students are not allowed to call home from the classroom
or their cell phone to notify their parent/guardian of an
illness.
CONTAGIOUS DISEASES
Students with contagious diseases are excluded from school
to allow time for them to recover and to protect the other
students. Parents are required to contact the school
immediately when their child is ill with a contagious
disease. We will notify parents of other students who
might have been exposed so they can be aware of the
symptoms and we can avoid exposing more students at
school.
EMERGENCY CARDS
State law requires schools keep emergency information on
every student to be used in the case of emergency. Parents
are to complete the emergency card carefully, as your
HOMEWORK POLICY
Homework is an integral part of the educational program at
Edgewood. An average of 15 to 30 minutes of homework
per academic class will be assigned Monday through
Thursday and occasionally on Friday. Homework will not
always be written. Students are expected to record their
assignments in their Student Agenda. Parents are
encouraged to monitor their child’s progress on a daily
basis. It is expected that all students will carry a three ring
binder to keep their work neat and organized.
HOME READING
In an effort to improve each student’s reading performance
and encourage recreational reading, all students should read
20 – 30 minutes each night.
ACCELERATED READER
The Accelerated Reader Program promotes reading growth,
while providing students with the opportunity to read for
pleasure. Accelerated Reader books are available in the
library for student checkout. After finishing a book the
student takes a short computer-based test. Books read,
points earned, and reading level growth are tracked by the
computer program and provide immediate feedback to
students. The AR program is a component of each
student’s Language Arts grade.
MEDIA CENTER
Our Media Center is open for student use before and after
school, during recess and at lunch. During school hours,
students need a pass from their teacher to use the facility.
Students must follow the rules posted in the Media Center.
TEXTBOOKS AND LIBRARY FINES
Edgewood Middle School has a computerized
textbook/library book program to keep track of books.
Class textbooks and library books are checked out to each
individual student and will stay attached to that name until
the book or books are returned to the Media Center.
Textbooks are to be taken home and not left in the
classroom or carried around in backpacks. All textbooks
are required to be covered. Library books may be checked
out for a period of three weeks. Students will return their
textbooks to the Media Center at the end of each school
year. Returned books are credited to the student who
originally checked them out. Students are financially
responsible for all lost/damaged books. Stolen books
should immediately be reported to the Assistant Principal’s
office and the Media Center. If a lost or stolen book has
already been paid for and subsequently found, a refund will
be given. All unpaid charges will be forwarded to your
student’s new school or high school.
PARENT CONFERENCE
TECHNOLOGY USAGE AGREEMENT
CLASSROOM VISITATIONS
All students are expected to utilize the Edgewood Middle
School Technology resource in an appropriate manner and
in accordance with WCUSD Acceptable Use Policy (AUP).
Parents may visit classes but need to give at least a 48 hour
notice and check in through the school’s main office.
Students will:
 Use school technology resources only for school
related educational activities.
 Use the Internet only for activities related to
curriculum expectations. Students will not visit
websites that are blocked, non-educational , or
inappropriate.
 Use only school approved software and hardware.
Students may not download or print games, music
videos, or other non-educational materials.
 Refrain from inappropriate use of the District emails system. Students will not send e-mails that
contain profanity, vulgarity, threats or to recipients
en mass.
 Refrain from sharing their user ID and password
with anyone and will not use anyone else’s user ID
or password.
 Refrain from defacing or damaging technology
resources.
 Refrain from possessing or consuming beverages,
food, candy or gum while utilizing school
technology resources.
Violation of the EMS Technology Usage Agreement may
result in disciplinary action.
PARENT PARTNERSHIP
PARENT / COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
*Back-To-School Night
*Coffee with the Principal monthly meetings
*EMS Webpage
*English Language Advisory Council (ELAC)
*GATE Parent Meetings
*Open House
*Parent teacher Student Association (PTSA)
*Parent Workshops
*School Site Counsel
*Student Agenda
*School Messenger
Any parent or guardian has the right to request a meeting
with any teacher or teachers to discuss the progress of their
child. A parent may request a conference to be held on any
school day. All arrangements must be made by
appointment. This can be done by contacting the teacher
and/or by calling the Counseling Office. Unless mutually
agreed upon by the parent, teacher(s) and site
administration, students must attend any and all
conferences with the parent or guardian and the classroom
teacher(s). The meeting will be arranged before school,
after school, or during a teacher’s conference period.
Parents are always welcome to call the school for
information, or to make an appointment to visit our
campus, visit our website, conference with teachers,
counselors, assistant principals, or principal.
SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL (SSC)
Parents and teachers are elected to serve three-year terms
on this committee. The SSC oversees the planning,
implementation, and evaluation of the School Improvement
Program. This includes the budget for special classroom
materials, technology instructional assistance, and library
support. Monthly meetings are open to all interested
parents. The Bilingual Advisory Committee, a subgroup of
the SSC, helps monitor the program for the Limited English
Proficient (LEP) students. The GATE and Title I programs
also fall under the SSC’s province and budget monitoring.
PARENT COMPLAINT PROCEDURES
Step #1
Please notify the site administrator for any
concern/complaint you feel needs to be addressed. A
conference via telephone and/or personal conference will
be arranged upon request. If the concern has not been
remediated, the West Covina Unified School District has a
formal complaint process, which is outlined in step #2.
Step #2
The governing Board designates the following complaint
officer to receive and investigate complaints and insures
District compliance with the law:
Assistant Superintendent, Personnel Services
1717 W. Merced Avenue
West Covina, CA 91790
PROMOTION REQUIREMENTS
PROMOTION TO 9TH GRADE
It is the expectation of Edgewood Middle School to
promote every 8th grade student to West Covina High
School or Edgewood High School in good standing. All 8th
grade students must meet the promotion criteria adopted by
the WCUSD Board of Education. All 8 th students and
parent/guardians will be provided with a copy of the criteria
and information about supplemental programs to assist
students if they need it.
may make inquiries at the Media Center, PE Office, or
Administration Office before or after school.
8th GRADE
ACTIVITIES
ASSOCIATED STUDENT BODY (ASB)
END
OF
THE
YEAR
Promoting to 9th grade is the first step toward earning a
high school diploma. To celebrate the completion of K – 8th
grade and the beginning of 9th – 12th grades several
activities are planned for 8th grade students. These
activities are not required and are considered privileges that
students earn and can be revoked. All 8th grade students
and parents/guardians will be provided with information
about EMS 8th grade expectations and will sign an
agreement for participation.
To be eligible for ASB leadership class, the student must
have satisfactory grades in citizenship and at least a 2.0
grade point average.
YEARBOOK
Each year the school publishes a yearbook. Sales are
conducted throughout the year with distribution during the
last week of school. Yearbooks will be withheld until all
fines are paid.
LUNCH RULES
STUDENT SERVICES
CHILD ABUSE
Law requires school personnel to report any suspected
cases of child abuse to the appropriate agencies.
GUARDIAN/CAREGIVER
Students who live with someone other than a natural parent
must reside in licensed foster home, or with a close relative.
Those students residing with a relative or friend must have
a “caregiver” form filled out and signed by their parent or
guardian. These forms are available at the school office. If
there is a court order, a copy of the court order must be kept
on file in the school office.
AFTER SCHOOL INTERVENTION
Intervention programs are available to all students. If your
student is struggling, do not wait for the failing grade – take
advantage of the intervention programs being offered.
Interventions are necessary for students who are performing
below grade level standards in Language Arts and/or
Mathematics. These programs will be offered throughout
the school year and parents will be notified in advance to
ensure appropriate placement and enrollment.
LEAVING SCHOOL GROUNDS
Edgewood is a closed campus. This means that students
may not leave the campus during the school day without
permission from the Attendance Office. Guests are not
allowed on campus without permission from the Principal’s
Office.
Students who need to be picked up by their parent/guardian
must adhere to the following protocol:
Parent/Guardian must provide a valid form of photo
identification to attendance clerk and fill out “day check out
log” (parent/guardian must document reason for early
dismissal and date/time of expected return of student)
located in the attendance office.
LOST AND FOUND
PLAINLY label all of your belongings with your name.
If you should find any item belonging to another person,
please turn it in to the office. If you have a lost item, you
Edgewood is a closed campus and no off campus lunch
passes will be issued. Students have the option of carrying
their lunch to school, or purchasing their lunch at school.
All food must be eaten in the cafeteria, or in designated
areas. To make lunch time a more pleasant and enjoyable
experience for all, students must:
 Display courtesy as they go through the serving
lines.
 Be fair…Do not crowd lines, cut in line, or save
places for others.
 No yelling or rough housing.
 Keep the eating areas clean and free of litter.
 Students must pick up and throw away their trash.
 No throwing of food, drinks, napkins, straws.
 No food or drink outside the designated areas.
 Cooperate with noon aides, counselors, and
administrators.
PROHIBITED ARTICLES
It is impermissible to have a pager, a cellular phone that is
visible or audible during school hours, any other type of
electronic signaling device, or a laser pointer on school
campus. The item will be confiscated and may be returned
to the parent.
Aerosol cans, glass containers, liquid paper, sunflower
seeds, and chewing gum are not allowed at school. Candy
may be eaten at lunch as long as it is kept in the proper
lunchtime eating areas.
Students must not bring
collectibles, markers large amounts of money, baseball
cards, toys, water balloons, MP3 players, cameras, video
recorders, radios, or any item not related to instruction or
class activity. Possession of permanent and/or paint
markers may result in suspension. These will be
confiscated and may be returned to the student/parent at a
later date.
The school is under no obligation to search for lost or
stolen property.
These guidelines are in effect while students are on
campus, during lunch, during any school-sponsored
activity, and while students are going to or coming from
school.
STUDENT AGENDA
The purpose of the Student Agenda is to keep students,
organized and prepared for each school day. Each student
should take his/her Agenda to each class and home at night.
The Student Agenda meets many needs:
 A place to record homework assignments and
class projects
 Defines all school rules and regulations
 A parent’s communication tool with the school
and teachers
Students must purchase a replacement Student Agenda
if they lose, misplace, deface or damage their original
Student Agenda.
TRANSPORTATION
BUS CONDUCT
Students must:
 Keep hands, feet and all objects to themselves
 Use quiet voices inside the bus
 Keep arms, legs, and hands inside the bus
 Follow the directions of the bus driver
 Be polite and courteous
 Use appropriate language
 Not eat or drink on the bus
 Not throw objects on the bus or from the bus
BICYCLES / SKATEBOARDS
RECOMMENDED MATERIALS
In order to be successful, it is recommended that students
will bring the following materials to class on a daily basis:
 Student Agenda
 2 sharpened pencils
 2 pens (blue or black)
 1 red pen
 Lined loose leaf paper – college ruled
 One 1 1/2” 3-ring binder
 Pocket dividers for all subjects
 Zippered pouch for pens/pencils
 12 colored pencils
 Hand-held pencil sharpener
 Eraser
 Standard (inch)/metric (cm) ruler
 Highlighters
STUDENT IDENTIFICATION (ID) CARDS
ID cards are issued to all students within one month of
enrolling at Edgewood Middle School. A student must
scan his/her ID card when buying lunch in the cafeteria,
checking out books, or for identification when using
computers in the Media Center. It is the responsibility of
all students to carry their school ID. If their card is lost or
stolen, they must fill out a form requesting a replacement
card and pay a $5 fee.
GIFTS TO STUDENTS
Balloons, stuffed animals, flowers, cakes and other gifts
will not be accepted at the front office nor delivered to
students during the school day. Students who bring gift
items to school will have these items confiscated.
All students are given the privilege of riding their
bicycle/skateboard to school. Students are provided a
designated area to store and lock their bicycles/skateboards.
The school does not guarantee bicycles/skateboards
against theft or vandalism. It is strongly recommended
that bikes/skateboards be secured with dependable
chains/locks. Bicycles/skateboards will be parked only in
designated areas and will not be allowed in the halls during
the school day. Bikes/skateboards must be walked on
school grounds. Failure to comply with the rules may
cause a student to lose bicycles/scooter/skateboard
privileges. All students riding bicycles and skateboards to
school must obey Vehicle Code Section 21212 which
states that all individuals under the age of 18 must wear a
helmet when operating a bicycle, scooter or a skateboard.
STUDENT DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP
Students should be dropped off and picked up in the
designated “Drop Off and Pick Up” area in the parking lot
on the corner of Durness St. and Orange Ave.
To ensure student safety and prevent traffic jams when
dropping off and/or picking up students, please avoid the
following:
 Parking in the crosswalk on Conlin Ave.
 Parking in the bus zone in the staff parking lot
 Double parking
 Blocking other cars
 Making U-turns
 Dropping off or picking up in the staff parking lot
on the corner of Trojan Way and Durness St.
Edgewood Middle School
School-Wide Relationship-Based Behavior Management Plan
Our goal at Edgewood Middle School is to provide students with a safe school environment built on respect and conducive to learning. Students will
learn to be socially responsible and behave in a courteous manner toward all members of the staff and one another. Respectful behavior will be
expected in all areas of our school program, in the classrooms, on school grounds and at all school-related activities.
The faculty and staff of Edgewood Middle School are committed to supporting the students with a school-wide behavior management plan that
includes prevention, intervention and individualization. Rules, supportive feedback, rewards and corrective actions will help create a caring, safe
environment for students while stopping disruptive or unproductive behavior.
POSITIVE REINFORCEMENTS
(include but are not limited to)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Praise
Wildcat Card
Citizenship Grade
Team Recognition
School-Wide Recognition
Pounce Passes
Teacher Created Recognition Systems
CLASSROOM
Students will:
 Be in seat when the tardy bell
rings
 Be prepared with materials and
assignments
 Follow directions
 Use appropriate, respectful
language
 Keep hands, feet and objects to
themselves
 Refrain from chewing gum,
eating or drinking in classroom
(except for water)
 Not wear headwear in any
buildings on campus
Level 1: Teach / Re-Teach Desired Behavior
Level 2: Individualized Behavior Plan
Level 3: Home / School Contract
Level 4: Administrative Support
INTERVENTIONS/
CONSEQUENCES
EXPECTATIONS
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
INTERVENTIONS
When a change of behavior is necessary, teachers will employ a
progressive plan of action that includes:
Positive reinforcement
Warning
Brief Detention
Temporary Change of Seat
Behavior Journal
Written Behavioral Response
Student Agenda Note
After School Detention
Parent Phone Call
Temporary removal from class
to partner teacher
Parent Conference
Rapid Exit
Referral to Counselor*
Saturday School*
Administrator Intervention*
AUTHORITY
Teacher
Counselor
Administrator
DOCUMENTATION









*Severe or Chronic
Behavior Documentation Sheet
Behavior Journal
Student Agenda / Note Home
Detention Form
Behavior Profile
Individualized Classroom
Behavior Plan
Behavior Contract
Problem Reports
Saturday School Form
HALLWAYS/CORRIDORS
LUNCH/BREAK
SCHOOL-WIDE
Students will:
 Walk directly to their
appropriate destinations.
 Refrain from yelling or
screaming.
 Keep hands, feet and objects to
themselves.
 Be required to carry a pass
during class-time.
 Use vending machines during
recess and lunch only.
 Refrain from littering.
 Respect others.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Warning
Brief Detention
After School Detention
Referral to Office
Faculty
Staff
Counselor
Administration


Detention Forms
Office Referral
Students will:
 Follow directions
 Refrain from throwing food.
 Put all trash in a trash container.
 Stay in designated areas until the
bell rings.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Warning
Brief Detention
After School Detention
Referral to Office
Faculty
Staff
Counselor
Administration


Detention Forms
Office Referral
Students will:
 Refrain from chewing gum on
campus.
 Avoid aggressive physical
contact, such as pushing,
shoving or tripping.
 Refrain from bringing laser
pointers, scooters, roller blades,
toys or electronic devices (other
than calculators) to school.
 Abstain from excessive displays
of affection.
 Avoid using profanity.
 Refrain from bringing
inappropriate reading or writing
materials to school.
 Adhere to uniform or dress code.
 Follow all school rules and
regulations.
 Respect others.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Warning
Brief Detention
After School Detention
Referral to Office
Faculty
Staff
Counselor
Administration


Detention Forms
Office Referral
West Covina Unified School District
Office of Pupil Services
MATRIX FOR STUDENT SUSPENSION AND EXPULSION RECOMMENDATIONS
(State Law & District Policy: Applicable to School Principals)
Category I
Student Offenses with
No Principal Discretion (except
as otherwise precluded by law)
Category II*
Student Offenses with
Limited Principal Discretion
Principal shall immediately
suspend and recommend
expulsion when the following occur
at school or at a school activity off
campus.
(E.C. 48915[c])
Principal must recommend expulsion when
the following occur at school or at a school
activity off campus unless the Director of
Pupil Services determines that the expulsion
recommendation is inappropriate.
Principal may suspend and recommend expulsion when the following occur at any time, including, but not limited
to, while on school grounds; while going to or coming from school; during the lunch period, whether on or off the
campus; or during, or while going to or coming from, a school-sponsored activity unless the Director of Pupil
Services determines that the expulsion recommendation is inappropriate.
(E.C. 48915[b] and [e])
(E.C. 48915[a])
1.
Possessing, selling, or
furnishing a firearm.
E.C. 48915(c)(1); 48900(b)
1.
Category III*
Student Offenses with
Broad Principal Discretion
1.
Causing serious physical injury to
another person, except in selfdefense.
E.C. 48915(a)(1);
48900(a)(1),
maybe also
48900(a)(2)
1. Caused, attempted to cause, or threatened to cause physical injury to another person.
(Unless, in the case of “caused,” the injury is serious. [See II.1]) E.C. 48900(a)(1); 48915(b)
2. First offense of possession of marijuana of not more than one ounce, or alcohol. E.C. 48900(c); 48915(b)
3. Sold, furnished, or offered a substitute substance represented as a controlled substance.
E.C. 48900(d); 48915(b)
2.
Brandishing a knife at
another person.
E.C. 48915(c)(2);
48900(a)(1) and 48900(b)
2.
Possession of any knife, explosive, or
other dangerous object of no reasonable
use to the pupil.
E.C. 48915(a)(2); 48900(b)
4.
5.
6.
7.
3.
Unlawfully selling a controlled
substance.
E.C. 48915(c)(3); 48900(c)
3.
Unlawful possession of any controlled
substance, except for the first offense of
no more than an ounce of marijuana.
E.C. 48915(a)(3); 48900(c)
8.
9.
4.
Committing or attempting to
commit a sexual assault or
committing a sexual battery
(as defined in 48900[n]).
E.C. 48915(c)(4); 48900(n)
4.
Robbery or extortion.
E.C. 48915(a)(4); 48900(e)
12. Engaged in harassment, threats, or intimidation against a pupil or group of pupils or school district
personnel.
E.C. 48900.4**; 48915(e)
13. Engaged in sexual harassment. E.C. 48900.2**; 48915(e)
14. Caused, attempted to cause, threatened to cause, or participated in an act of hate violence.
E.C. 48900.3**; 48915(e)
15. Made terrorist threats against school officials or school property, or both. E.C. 48900.7; 48915(e)
5. Possession of an explosive
E.C. 48915(c)(5); 48900 (b)
*
**
5. Assault or battery upon any
school employee.
E.C. 48915(a)(5);
48900(a)(1) and 48900(a)(2)
Caused or attempted to cause damage to school or private property. E.C. 48900(f); 48915(e)
Stole or attempted to steal school or private property. E.C. 48900(g); 48915(e)
Possessed or used tobacco. E.C. 48900(h); 48915(e)
Committed an obscene act or engaged in habitual profanity or vulgarity. E.C. 48900(i); 48915(e)
Possessed, offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell any drug paraphernalia. E.C. 48900(j); 48915(e)
Disrupted school activities or willfully defied the valid authority of school personnel. E.C. 48900(k);
48915(e)
10. Knowingly received stolen school or private property. E.C. 48900(l); 48915(e)
11. Possessed an imitation firearm. E.C. 48900(m); 48915(e)
16. Willfully used force or violence upon the person of another, except in self-defense. E.C. 48900(a)(2);
48915(b)
17. Harassed, threatened, or intimidated a pupil who is a complaining witness or witness in a disciplinary
action.
E.C. 48900(o); 48915(e)
18. Any behavior listed in Category l or ll that is related to school activity or school attendance but
that did not occur on campus or at a school activity off campus. E.C. 48915(b)
19. Unlawfully offered, arranged to sell, negotiated to sell, or sold the prescription drug Soma.
E.C. 48900(p); 48915(e)
20. Engaged in, or attempted to engage in, hazing, as defined in Section 32050. E.C. 48900(q); 48915(e)
21. Engaged in an act of bullying, including, but not limited to, bullying committed by means of electronic act
directed specifically toward a pupil or school personnel. E.C. 48900(r); 48915(e)
For Categories ll and lll, the school must provide evidence of one or both of the following additional findings: (1) Other means of correction are not feasible or have repeatedly
failed to bring about proper conduct, (2) Due to the nature of the act, the student’s presence causes a continuing danger to the physical safety of the pupil or others.
Grades 4 through 12 inclusive.
NOTE: Board Policy 5144.1 (a) requires principals to recommend expulsion for students, who have damaged school property through arson or graffiti, habitual
violence, or for violation of Education Code Section 48900(j); 48915(e) regardless of the student’s history of misconduct.
Distrito Escolar Unificado de West Covina
Oficina de Servicios a los Alumnos
MATRIZ DE RECOMENDACIONES PARA SUSPENSIÓN Y EXPULSIÓN DE ESTUDIANTES.
(Leyes Estatales y Políticas Distritales: Aplicables para los Directores de las Escuelas)
Categoría I
Categoría II*
Categoría III*
Ofensas de los Estudiantes que
NO están a Discreción del
Director
(excepto que las leyes lo indiquen
Ofensas de los Estudiantes que
admiten una Discreción Limitada del
Director
Ofensas de los Estudiantes que admiten una Total Discreción del Director
El Director debe recomendar la expulsión
cuando ocurra lo siguiente en la escuela o
en actividades escolares fuera del plantel a
menos que el Director de Servicios a los
Alumnos determine que la recomendación
de expulsión es inapropiada.
(Código de Educación 48915[a])
El Director puede suspender y recomendar la expulsión cuando ocurra en cualquier momento, incluyendo, pero no
limitado a que ocurra: en terreno escolar; al ir o regresar de la escuela; durante el periodo del almuerzo; sea dentro
o fuera del plantel; o durante o mientras se va hacia y desde la escuela; en actividades patrocinadas por la escuela,
a menos que el Director de Servicios a los Alumnos determine que la recomendación de expulsión es inapropiada.
(Código de Educación 48915[b] y [e])
de otra manera)
El Director deberá inmediatamente
suspender y recomendar la
expulsión cuando ocurra lo
siguiente en la escuela o en
actividades escolares fuera del
plantel.
(Código de Educación 48915[c])
1. Posesión, venta o suministro de
un arma de fuego.
C. Ed. 48915(c)(1); 48900(b)
1. Causar un daño serio a otra persona,
excepto en defensa propia.
C. Ed. 48915(a)(1); 48900(a)(1),
quizá también 48900(a)(2)
1. Causó, intentó causar o amenazó causar daños físicos contra otra persona.
(A menos que, en el caso de “causó”, las heridas sean serias [ver II.1]) C. Ed. 48900(a)(1); 48915(b)
2. Primera ofensa de posesión de mariguana por no más de una onza, o de alcohol. C. Ed. 48900(c); 48915(b)
3. Ofreció, suministró u ofreció una sustancia substituta que presentó como una sustancia controlada. C. Ed.
48900(d); 48915(b)
2. Empuñar un cuchillo hacia otra
2. Posesión de un cuchillo, explosivo u otro
4. Causó o intentó causar daños a propiedad escolar o a privada. C. Ed. 48900(f); 48915(e)
persona.
objeto peligroso de uso no razonable en
5. Robó o intentó robar propiedad escolar o privada. C. Ed. 48900(g); 48915(e)
C. Ed. 48915(c)(2);
un alumno.
6. Poseyó o usó tabaco. C. Ed. 48900(h); 48915(e)
48900(a)(1) y 48900(b)
C. Ed. 48915(a)(2); 48900(b)
7. Cometió un acto obsceno o usó blasfemias o vulgaridad habitual. C. Ed. 48900(i); 48915(e)
3. Ilegalmente vender una sustancia 3. Posesión ilegal de cualquier sustancia
8. Poseyó, ofreció, arregló o negoció vender cualquier parafernalia estupefaciente. C. Ed. 48900(j); 48915(e)
controlada.
controlada, excepto para la primera
9. Interrumpió las actividades escolares o desafió intencionalmente la autoridad válida del personal de la escuela.
C. Ed. 48915(c)(3); 48900(c)
ofensa por la posesión de no más de una
C. Ed. 48900(k); 48915(e)
onza de marihuana.
10. Conscientemente recibió propiedad robada, escolar o privada. C. Ed. 48900(l); 48915(e)
C. Ed. 48915(a)(3); 48900(c)
11. Poseyó una imitación de un arma de fuego. C. Ed. 48900(m); 48915(e)
4. Cometer o intentar cometer un
4. Robo o extorsión.
12. Participó en hostigamiento, amenazas o intimidación contra un alumno o grupo de alumnos o personal del
asalto sexual o cometer una
C. Ed. 48915(a)(4); 48900(e)
distrito escolar. C. Ed. 48900(d); 48915(b)
agresión sexual (como se define
13. Participó en hostigamiento sexual. C. Ed. 48900.2**; 48915(e)
en 48900(n).
14. Causó, intentó causar, amenazó con provocar, o participó en un acto de violencia por odio. C. Ed. 48900.3**;
C. Ed. 48915(c)(4); 48900(n)
48915(e)
15. Hizo amenazas terroristas contra oficiales de la escuela o propiedad escolar, o ambas. C. Ed. 48900.7; 48915(e)
5. Posesión de un explosivo.
5. Asalto o agresión hacia cualquier
16. Intencionalmente utilizó la fuerza o violencia sobre otra persona, se exceptúa la autodefensa. C. Ed.
C. Ed. 48915(c)(5); 48900(b)
empleado escolar.
48900(a)(2); 48915(b)
C. Ed. 48915(a)(5);
17. Hostigó, amenazó o intimidó a un alumno que es denunciante o testigo en una acción disciplinaria. C. Ed.
48900(a)(1) y 48900(a)(2)
48900(o); 48915(e)
18. Cualquier conducta listada en la Categoría I o II que esta relacionada a actividades escolares o a asistir a la
escuela, pero que no ocurrió en el plantel o en una actividad escolar fuera del plantel. C. Ed. 48915(b)
19. Ilegalmente ofreció, arregló vender, negoció vender, o vendió el medicamento recetado Soma. C. Ed. 48900(p);
48915(e)
20. Participó, o intentó participar en novatadas, como lo define la Sección 32050, C. Ed. 48900(q); 48915(e)
21. Participó en un acto de intimidación, incluyendo, pero no limitado a, intimidación cometida por medios
electrónicos con actos dirigidos específicamente hacia un alumno o personal escolar. C. Ed. 48900(r); 48915(e)
*Para las Categorías II y III, la escuela debe proporcionar evidencia de uno o ambos de los siguientes informes adicionales: (1) Otros medios de corrección que no son factibles o que repetidamente
han fallado en producir una conducta apropiada, (2) Debido a la naturaleza del acto, la presencia del estudiante causa un continuo peligro a la seguridad física del alumno o de otros.
**Para los grados 4º al 12º inclusive.
NOTA: La Norma de la Junta Escolar 5144.1(a) requiere que los directores recomienden la expulsión de los estudiantes que han dañado la propiedad escolar a través
de incendio provocado o grafiti, violencia habitual, o por violación del Código de Educación Sección 48900(j); 48915(e) sin considerar el historial de mala conducta del
estudiante
WEST COVINA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
Office of Pupil Services
GROUNDS FOR SUSPENSION AND EXPULSION
California Education Code Section 48900 et seq.
A pupil shall not be suspended from school or recommended for expulsion unless the superintendent or the principal of the
school in which the pupil is enrolled determines that the pupil has:
(a) (1) Caused, attempted to cause, or threatened to cause physical injury to another person.
(2) Willfully used force or violence upon the person of another, except in self-defense.
(b) Possessed, sold, or otherwise furnished any firearm, knife, explosive, or other dangerous object unless, in the case of
possession of any object of this type, the pupil had obtained written permission to possess the item from a certificated school
employee, which is concurred in by the principal or the designee of the principal.
(c) Unlawfully possessed, used, sold, or otherwise furnished, or been under the influence of any controlled substance listed in
Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 11053) of Division 10 of the Health and Safety Code, an alcoholic beverage, or an
intoxicant of any kind.
(d) Unlawfully offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell any controlled substance listed in Chapter 2 (commencing with Section
11053) of Division 10 of the Health and Safety Code, an alcoholic beverage, or an intoxicant of any kind, and then either
sold, delivered, or otherwise furnished to any person another liquid, substance, or material and represented the liquid,
substance, or material as a controlled substance, alcoholic beverage, or intoxicant.
(e) Committed or attempted to commit robbery or extortion.
(f) Caused or attempted to cause damage to school property or private property.
(g) Stolen or attempted to steal school property or private property.
(h) Possessed or used tobacco, or any products containing tobacco or nicotine products, including, but not limited to, cigarettes,
cigars, miniature cigars, clove cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, snuff, chew packets, and betel. However, this section does not
prohibit use or possession by a pupil of his or her own prescription products.
(i) Committed an obscene act or engaged in habitual profanity or vulgarity.
(j) Unlawfully possessed or unlawfully offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell any drug paraphernalia, as defined in Section
11014.5 of the Health and Safety Code.
(k) Disrupted school activities or otherwise willfully defied the valid authority of supervisors, teachers, administrators, school
officials, or other school personnel engaged in the performance of their duties.
(l) Knowingly received stolen school property or private property.
(m) Possessed an imitation firearm.
(n) Committed or attempted to commit a sexual assault or committed a sexual battery.
(o) Harassed, threatened, or intimidated a pupil who is a complaining witness or a witness in a school disciplinary
proceeding for the purpose of either preventing that pupil from being a witness or retaliating against that pupil
for being a witness, or both.
(p) Unlawfully offered, arranged to sell, negotiated to sell, or sold the prescription drug Soma.
(q) Engaged in, or attempted to engage in, hazing as defined in Section 32050.
(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 or school personnel.
(t) Aided or abetted the infliction or attempted infliction of physical injury to another person (suspension only).
48900.2
Committed sexual harassment (grades 4-12).
48900.3
Caused, attempted to cause, threatened to cause, or participated in an act of hate violence (grades 4-12).
48900.4
Intentionally engaged in harassment, threats, or intimidation, directed against school district personnel or pupils.
(grades 4-12).
48900.7
Made terroristic threats against school officials or school property, or both.
It is the intent of the Legislature that alternatives to suspension or expulsion be imposed against any pupil who is truant, tardy, or
otherwise absent from school activities. (48900[w])
DISTRITO ESCOLAR UNIFICADO DE WEST COVINA
Oficina de Servicios Estudiantiles
MOTIVOS PARA LA SUSPENSIÓN Y EXPULSIÓN
Artículos 48900 et seq. del Código de Educación de California
Un alumno no será suspendido de la escuela ni se recomendará su expulsión a menos que el superintendente o el director de la
escuela a la que está inscrito el alumno determine que el alumno:
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
(e)
(f)
(g)
(h)
(i)
(j)
(k)
(l)
(m)
(n)
(o)
(p)
(q)
(r)
(t)
(1) Causó, intentó causar o amenazó causar una herida física a otra persona.
(2) Intencionalmente usó fuerza o violencia sobre la persona de otro, excepto en los casos de defensa propia.
Tenía en su posesión, vendió o proporcionó cualquier arma de fuego, navaja/cuchillo, explosivo u otros objetos
peligrosos a menos que, en caso de posesión de cualquiera de dichos objetos, el alumno haya obtenido un permiso escrito
de un empleado certificado de la escuela para poseer dicho objeto y que dicho permiso haya sido aprobado por el director
o la persona designada por el director.
Tenía en su poder, usó, vendió, o proporcionó ilegalmente, o estaba bajo la influencia de cualquier sustancia controlada,
descrita en el Capítulo 2 (empezando con la Sección 11053) de la División 10 del Código de Salud y Seguridad, bebidas
alcohólicas o cualquier tipo de intoxicante.
Ofreció, dispuso, o negoció ilegalmente la venta de cualquier sustancia controlada, descrita en el Capítulo 2 (empezando
con la Sección 11053) de la División 10 del Código de Salud y Seguridad, bebidas alcohólicas o cualquier tipo de
intoxicante y después vendió, entregó, o proporcionó a cualquier persona otro líquido, sustancia o material y presentó el
líquido, sustancia o material como una sustancia controlada, bebidas alcohólicas o intoxicantes.
Cometió o intentó cometer robo o extorsión.
Causó o intentó causar daño a la propiedad escolar o propiedad privada.
Robó o intentó robar propiedad escolar o propiedad privada.
Poseyó o usó tabaco o cualquier producto que contiene tabaco o productos de nicotina, incluyendo, pero no limitado a,
cigarros, puros, cigarros en miniatura, cigarros de clavo, tabaco que no hace humo, rapé, tabaco de mascar, y betel. Sin
embargo, esta sección no prohíbe que el estudiante use o tenga sus propios productos con receta médica.
Cometió actos obscenos o continuó participando en actos profanos o vulgaridades.
Estaba ilegalmente en posesión de o ilegalmente ofreció, dispuso, o negoció la venta de accesorias para el uso de drogas
(parafernalia) descritas en la Sección 11014.5 del Código de Salud y Seguridad.
Perturbó actividades escolares o de otra manera desafió por voluntad propia a la autoridad válida de supervisores,
maestros, administradores, oficiales de la escuela u otro personal escolar dedicado al desempeño o de sus labores.
Recibió a sabiendas propiedad escolar o propiedad privada robadas.
Poseyó una arma de fuego de imitación.
Perpetró o intentó perpetrar un ataque sexual o perpetró una agresión sexual.
Acosó, amenazó o intimidó a un alumno que es un testigo acusador u otro testigo en un procedimiento disciplinario
escolar con el propósito de impedir que ese alumno sea testigo o el de tomar venganza contra el alumno por ser testigo o
ambos.
Ofreció, dispuso la venta, negoció la venta o vendió ilegalmente el medicamento recetado llamado Soma.
Tomó parte en novatadas, o intentó tomar parte en las mismas, según se definen en el Artículo 32050.
Participo en un acto de intimidación, incluyendo entre otros, intimidación cometida por medios electrónicos dirigida
específicamente hacia un alumno o personal escolar.
Ayudó o instigó para infligir o intentar infligir una herida física en contra de otra persona (suspensión solamente).
48900.2
Cometió acoso sexual (del 4 al 12 grado).
48900.3
Causó, intentó causar, amenazó causar o participó en un acto de violencia por el odio. (del 4 al 12 grado).
48900.4
Tomó parte en acoso, amenazas o intimidación intencionalmente contra personal del distrito escolar o estudiantes
(del 4 al 12 grado).
48900.7
Hizo amenazas terroristas contra funcionarios escolares, propiedad escolar o ambos.
Es el intento de la Legislatura que alternativas al suspensión o expulsión son impuestos contra cualquier alumno por faltar
injustificadamente, llegar tarde u otro modo ausente de actividades escolares. (48900[w])
Edgewood Middle School
Student SMART Goals
Organized Individuals achieve a balanced life through time
management and goal setting in order to plan for a successful future
QUARTER 1
QUARTER 2
QUARTER 3
QUARTER 4
Class Schedule
My
Goal
1st
PROG
1st
QTR
2ND
PROG
My
Goal
2ND
QTR
3RD
PROG
My
Goal
3RD
QTR
4TH
PROG
My
Goal
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
GPA
Student Signature
Student Signature
Student Signature
Student Signature
Parent Signature
Parent Signature
Parent Signature
Parent Signature
Note: Minus and Plus signs do not change grade value. For example an A- is 4 points and a B+ is 3 Points.
GPA Calculations: A=4, B=3, C=2, D-1, F=0 (Add total points and divide by number of classes)
4TH
QTR

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