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Digital Media Device Policy

Dear Parents and Students,

Digital media devices (DMD) include, but are not limited to: cell phones, computers, cameras, audio recorders, PDA’s, radios, CD/DVD players, USB thumb drives, video games, Game Boy, Nintendo DS, PSP, and other electronic or battery powered instruments/toys. These devices have increased in our community and in the schools. While digital media devices can be beneficial, their misuse may be disruptive to a positive learning environment and may infringe on the privacy and rights of others. In order to maximize a positive learning environment at Pioneer Elementary the following procedures concerning the use of DMD will apply:

     Use of any and all DMD is prohibited while on school grounds. They are not to be turned on or visible except with the consent and under the supervision of a teacher and/or administrator. If there is a medical or other need, individual exceptions will be considered by the teacher and/or administrator.
     The office phone is available for students and parents/guardians to contact each other in case of a school/personal issue or emergency, 801-452-4180.
     School personnel are not responsible for stolen, lost, or damaged DMD.
Infractions of this policy will result in the following consequences:

  • 1st offense – Student will be reminded of school policy and instructed to comply.
  • 2nd offense – DMD will be confiscated from the student. Students will be allowed to retrieve their property at the end of the school day. Parent will be notified.
  • 3rd offense – DMD will be taken from the student and given to the administration and may be held in the office until a parent/guardian can pick it up. Parent will be notified.
  • 4th offense – same as 2nd offense and depending on the nature of the infraction, students are also subject to disciplinary action “up to and including suspension from school” at the discretion of the school administration.

Additional provisions:

Misuse of DMD is additionally addressed in Weber School District Policy 8350 (Digital Media Devices) and Policy 5200 (Student Discipline Policy, Safe School Policy).
The teacher and the office personnel will do their best to guard and protect confiscated DMD, but are not responsible for loss, damage, or theft.
All devices that have not been picked up before June 5th will be donated.
Searches of DMD are only conducted if there is “reasonable suspicion” of prohibited content or to determine the owner.

 

Weber School District Student Discipline Policy and Safe School Policy


I. Purpose The purpose of the policy is to foster a safe, positive environment for learning.

II. Prohibited Conduct & Related Discipline Prohibited conduct is forbidden at school, on school property, including school vehicles and at any school activity. A serious violation that threatens or harms a school, school property, a person connected with school or property associated with a person connected with school is forbidden regardless of where it occurs.

A. You WILL be removed from school for at least 1 year for a serious violation involving:

  1. a real, look alike, or pretend firearm, or 
  2. explosive or flammable material. Exceptions may be made o¬n a case by case basis through the Superintendent's office.

B. You WILL be removed from school for:

  1. possession, control, actual or threatened use of a real, look alike or pretend weapon, explosive or noxious or flammable material;
  2. the sale or distribution of a drug, controlled substance, imitation controlled substance or drug paraphernalia;
  3. using or threatening to use serious force; or
  4. a serious violation of Section II.C affecting a student or staff member.

C. You MAY be removed from school for:

  1. 1. willful disobedience or violating a school or district rule;
  2. defying authority;
  3. disruptive behavior;
  4. foul, profane, vulgar or abusive language;
  5. defacing or destroying school property;
  6. truancy;
  7. theft;
  8. posing a significant threat to the welfare, safety or morals of a student, school personnel or the operation of the school;
  9. possessing, using, controlling or being under the influence of alcohol, a drug, an imitation drug or drug paraphernalia or misusing any substance;
  10. possessing or using tobacco;
  11. hazing, demeaning or assaulting someone or forcing someone to ingest a substance;
  12. inappropriate exposure of body parts;
  13. sexual or other harassment; or
  14. gang-related attire or activity.

The decision to remove or to discipline in some other way is made by your site administrator based o¬n all the circumstances.

D. The type and length of discipline is based o¬n factors such as previous violations, severity of conduct and other relevant educational concerns.

E. When appropriate, students will be placed o¬n remedial discipline plans.

F. School personnel will use reasonable physical restraint if necessary to protect a person or property from physical injury or to remove a violent or disruptive student.

G. If you damage or lose school property, then your official report cards, diploma and transcripts may be withheld until payment for the damage is received or the lost property is recovered.

III. Searches
A. School personnel can search you, your locker, your personal property and your vehicle parked o¬n school property based o¬n reasonable suspicion. Reasonable suspicion may be based o¬n use of dogs or metal detectors.

B. School personnel can also conduct random searches that might include all lockers and other school property.

IV. Expulsion and Suspension Defined
A. Expulsion is a disciplinary removal from school by the School Board for more than 10 school days without an offer of alternative educational service.

B. Suspension is any other disciplinary removal from school.

V. Readmission and Admission
A. If you are removed from school under II.A, readmission depends upon satisfactory evidence that you will not be a danger to yourself, others or school property.

B. If you are removed from school under II.B or C, you can be readmitted after your parent/guardian meets with school officials to make a plan to correct your behavior and after you complete your days of suspension.

C. The district may deny admission to a student who has been expelled from any school in the last twelve months.

VI. Due Process
A. If you are removed from school or otherwise disciplined under this policy, you can meet with your site administrator to tell your side of the story.

B. If your site administrator recommends removal for more than 10 school days, a Weber District Student Services Coordinator will hear your case at your school with you, your parent or guardian, the site administrator and others as necessary. This hearing will be held within 10 days of your removal from school.

C. If you are removed from school for more than 10 school days, you can appeal the decision by writing to Weber District Student Services within 10 days of the decision. Your parent or guardian is responsible to plan for your education during suspension and to pay for any services not provided by the district.

VII. Students with Disabilities
If you are a student with a qualified disability, your site administrator will explain the separate procedures that may apply based on the procedural safeguards under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.

Dress Code Policy

Dear Parents and Students,

     Weber District is committed to provide a safe, orderly, and positive environment conducive to teaching and learning. The Board recognizes that dress and grooming affect the behavior of students, and that there are sanitation and safety factors directly related to proper dress and grooming.

     Student clothing, and personal hygiene is an important part of a positive learning environment.  In an effort to maximize a positive learning environment at Valley Elementary, the following dress code will apply.  This dress code will be enforced while students are at school and at all school activities. 

STUDENT DRESS AND GROOMING MINIMUM STANDARDS

     Weber District emphasizes the importance of school, parent, and student collaboration in encouraging students to come to school dressed appropriately for school work. School Officials are empowered to prohibit the following at school and school activities (Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District 1969): 

  • Inappropriately short, tight, revealing or otherwise disruptive appearance or attire 
  • Clothing which displays obscene, vulgar, or lewd words, messages, or pictures; or which is otherwise plainly offensive 
  • Clothing attachments or accessories which could be considered weapons, or considered otherwise disruptive or unsafe 
  • Bare or stocking feet 
  • Any other grooming or dress that causes actual disruption or which creates a significant safety risk. 
  • “Safe Schools” refers to the belief that all students in the public schools have an opportunity to learn in an environment which is safe, conducive to the learning process, and free from unnecessary disruption (Weber School District Student Discipline – Safe School Policy #5200). 

     In 1994 the Utah Legislature recognized that the wearing of certain types of clothing identifies students as members of youth gangs and has contributed to disruptive behavior and violence in the public schools (State Code 53A-15-602, 1994). While recognizing that gang styles and clothing continually evolve and change, school officials are empowered to prohibit the following at school and school activities: Apparel or accessories with gang symbols, monikers, insignias, or other gang identifiers.

     Should a concern arise concerning a student’s dress, the administrator, teacher and parent will work together to solve the issue.

 

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