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 Student Handbook

 Policies & Procedures

 2017 – 2018

Document Contents

School Contact Information

Mission Statement

2017 – 2018 LHS Bell Schedules

Dance Schedule

Student’s Grade and Attendance Information

Library/Media Center

Comprehensive Guidance Program

Policies

Equal Opportunity/ADA Accommodations

Utah S.B. 122 “Parents Rights in Public Education”

FERPA/Privacy Rights/Student Directory Information

Activity Cards

Address Change

Athletic Event Behavior

Attendance Policy

Check-In Policy

Checkout Policy

Truancy:

Unexcused Absences:

Ten-Day Rule:

Tardiness:

Saturday Attendance School:

Assemblies

Cheating

Computer Security Policy

Dances

Dress Code

Eligibility to Participate in Extracurricular Activities

Athletic/Extra Curricular Attendance Policy

Emergency Evacuation

Finances/Fee Payments, Etc.

Flex Time

Incendiary Devices

Lockers

Newspapers, Newsletters, Flyers, Posters, Ads, Etc.

Nuisance Items

Parking

Profane or Obscene Language

Public Display of Affection

Safe School Policy (Fighting, Intimidation, Hazing, Etc.)

Search and Seizure

Sexual Harassment and Discrimination

Skates, Skate Boards, Scooters

Transferring Out of School

Tobacco, Alcohol, or Drugs

Alcohol and Drug Use/Possession

Distribution or Intent to Distribute

Tobacco Use/Possession

Vandalism

Visitors

Vending Machines

LEHI HIGH SCHOOL SONG

School Contact Information

Main Office: 801-610-8805

Attendance Office: 801-610-8808

Counseling Office: 801-610-8806

Financial Office: 801-610-8807

Fax: 801-768-7040

Website: lhs.alpineschools.org

Follow us on Twitter:

Administration: @OfficialLehiAdm

Sports Updates: @LehiPioneers

Mission Statement and School Purpose

Mission Statement:

Inspiring a Strong Community of Pioneers to Higher Levels of Learning

School-wide Areas of Focus:

1- Tier 1 Instruction

2- Parent communication

3- High School Graduation

Vision:                                        

Because we have a shared vision and purpose, Lehi High School will be:

Collaboration focus and goals:

2017 – 2018 LHS Bell Schedules

 

Regular Bell Schedule

1st period                7:45-9:03        

2nd period                9:08-10:26        

3rd period                10:31-11:49         

Announcements        11:49-11:55        

Flex time                11:55-12:20        

Lunch                        12:20-12:51

4th period                12:57-2:15        

Monday Bell Schedule

1st period                7:45-8:54        

2nd period                9:00-10:09        

3rd period                10:15-11:25                 

Lunch                        11:25-11:59        

4th period                12:05-1:15

Assembly Bell Schedule

1st period                7:45-8:57        

2nd period                9:02-10:14        

Assembly                10:19-11:08         

3rd period                11:13-12:25                

Lunch                        12:25-12:58

4th period                1:03-2:15        

Pep Assembly Bell Schedule

1st period                7:45-9:03        

2nd period                9:08-10:26        

3rd period                10:31-11:49                         

Lunch                        11:49-12:22

4th period                12:27-1:45

Pep Assembly                1:50-2:15                

Dance Schedule

 

September 23rd        Homecoming

November 10th        Sadie Hawkins

February 10th                Sweethearts

April 21st                Prom

May 12                        Morp

Student’s Grade and Attendance Information

Grades and attendance can be accessed on Skyward on the Lehi High School Website: http://lhs.alpineschools.org

Library/Media Center

 

Hours of Operation

The library is open from 7:20 am to 2:40 pm when school is in operation. Students may enter the library during class only when they have a teacher’s note or are accompanied by a teacher.

 

Material Check Out

Students may check out library items with their student number or student ID.  Students may check out up to five books at a time.

 

Checkout period

·      Fiction/Nonfiction:                           2 Weeks

§  Reference Books:                              Overnight

§  Magazines:                                        Overnight

§  Audio/Visual Resources                    1 Class Period (must reserve in advance)

Overdue Fines

·      Books:                                               $.10 per day

·      Reference Books/Magazines:            $.25 per day

 

Media Center Computers

An Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) form must be signed to use the library computers. Computers are to be used for educational purposes only. The AUP form can be found on the parent’s skyward account.

Comprehensive Guidance Program

 

All students at Lehi High School receive services in guidance curriculum, individual planning, and responsive services.  Counselors meet with students and their parents in a CCR conference.  The following is included in the CCR at each grade level:

 

10th CCR:  Student’s four-year plan and CCR is updated based upon their career goals and interests. The Career Paths, Utah Futures, and Career Education classes help students focus more closely on a career path and register for classes that will better prepare them for their career goal. 10th grade CCR’s are done in groups in the computer labs.

                                   

11th CCR:  Each student’s four-year plan and CCR is updated based upon their career goals and interests. Counselors also discuss with the student’s ASVAB test. Counselors also discuss ACT registration test dates, and specific educational opportunities related to their career goals.

 

12th CCR: Counselors discuss with seniors their post-high school plans, career goals, scholarship opportunities, financial aid assistance, and graduation information. This allows seniors to transition smoothly into a post-high school program.

 

Student Guidance Counselor Assignments:

A-E  Rich

F-L   Humphries

M-R Scott

S-Z Barnes

Policies 

Equal Opportunity/ADA Accommodations

It is the policy of Alpine School District to provide and promote equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age or disability.  The district provides reasonable accommodations for the known disabilities of students in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals needing special accommodations should notify the Lehi High School administration at 801-610-8805.

Utah S.B. 122 “Parents Rights in Public Education”

It is the policy of Alpine School District to inform parents that they have the primary responsibility for the education of their child; the state is secondary in the supportive role to parents. Under the law, a parent has the right to reasonable academic accommodations as long as it does not have substantial impact to staff and resources.

FERPA/Privacy Rights/Student Directory Information

“The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act” (FERPA) is a law that protects the privacy of student record. The act extends to students and former students of the school the "right to inspect and review" their educational records. Educational records do not include notes and records held privately by faculty and other academic staff. The Act forbids the school from releasing personal identifiable student educational records or files, or personal information contained in those files, without the parent’s/student's written consent, except in specified situations. Schools may disclose, without consent, "directory" information such as a student's name, address, telephone number, date, and place of birth, etc. However, schools must notify parents/students about directory information. For additional information refer to http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html.

Activity Cards

All students are issued an activity card at the beginning of the school year. Student activity fees are used to subsidize activities such as dances, assemblies, plays, athletic events, etc.  Students will be admitted for free or at a reduced cost to LHS sponsored activities with an activity card. Students who do not present an activity card may be required to pay full price.  If a student activity card is lost, a new activity card can be purchased in the financial office.

Address Change

Students are required to notify the school of any changes in student information (address, email, emergency contact, etc.). This information is critical in case of emergencies. Changes can be made by logging into the parent login on Skyward, selecting student information followed by selecting request changes to my child's information. All parents are encouraged to verify this information regularly.

Athletic Event Behavior

Student attendance at athletic events is strongly encouraged.  Student behavior should be enthusiastic and supportive.  Inappropriate behavior, language, and/or gestures will not be tolerated.  Athletes, cheerleaders, students, and fans from other schools should not be put down, ridiculed or insulted. Lehi High School adheres to the UHSAA “Do Rowdy Right” guidelines for fan and athlete behavior.

Attendance Policy

Regular attendance affects student success.  Students may occasionally need to be absent for illness, emergencies, etc.  In such cases, students have the responsibility to arrange make-up work with their teachers. As the State Legislature and State School Board make changes to Attendance and Discipline Policies and Procedures, Alpine School District and local school policies and procedures will be updated and will be communicated at that time.

 

A parent or guardian may excuse an absence up to 10 school days following the absence, and a tardy only on the day of the tardy. After 10 days, an absence may only be excused after speaking with an administrator. An automated attendance caller will call home each afternoon/evening to report unexcused absences.

Check-In Policy

Students are responsible to check-in at the attendance office anytime they enter campus after class has begun. For excused tardies or absences students must have a parent note or phone call to excuse the absence or tardy.

Checkout Policy

Students who are checking out must have a parent call or visit the attendance office. Students may not leave school during the school day (except lunch time) without checking out. After a student checks out of school, he/she must leave campus.  If a student remains on campus after checking out, he/she will be considered truant or loitering and may be referred to the campus officer.  Students enrolled in off-campus classes (i.e. MATC, Internships, Seminary, etc.) must leave campus.  

Truancy:

Truancy is when a student is deliberately absent from school and/or class without the knowledge or consent of their parents or the school. Truancies may restrict students from receiving credit for work that was missed or participating in extracurricular activities.

Overall truancies will result in the following:

·      1  truancy – Parent Contact

·      2  truancy – Flex/Lunch Detention

·      3+ truancy – Saturday Attendance School

Unexcused Absences:

Unexcused absences will result in the following:

1 missed class = 1 absence

·      10 Absences – Letter informing parents/guardians of attendance expectations.

·      20 Absences – Letter outlining the consequences of non-attendance required by state law.

·      40 Absences – Referral to Truancy School.

Ten-Day Rule:

Law states that any student, who does not attend school for ten consecutive days without a legitimate excuse, may be dropped from school.

 

Tardiness:

A student is considered tardy (T) if he/she is not in the classroom when the tardy bell rings. A student that is more that 15 minutes late is marked as “very tardy” (V). Every “very tardy” (V) will count as 2 tardies. Total tardies per term will result in the following:

·      5 - 10           Email home

·      11 - 15         Call home

·      16 - 20          Assigned to Lunch Detention

·      21+                Saturday Attendance School/In School Suspension/

Out of school suspension until parent conference

Saturday Attendance School:

First and Third Saturday’s from 8:00 - 10:00 am.

Assemblies

Assemblies are for the entire student body and all students are encouraged to attend. Inappropriate behavior at assemblies may result in administrative action.

 

Cheating

Cheating will not be tolerated.  Any student that participates in cheating may receive a zero on that assignment at the teacher’s discretion.  

Computer Security Policy

Lehi High School provides computers for students to use for educational purposes.  Student computer use is to be under faculty supervision and directly related to course and curriculum activities.  Unauthorized use of computers is prohibited.  Misuse of computers may result in loss of computer privileges and other consequences.  Utah Criminal Code 76-6-703 states:  A person who gains access without authorization to a computer or computer network to alter, damage, modify, or destroy any computer program, computer, or computer network is guilty of a third degree felony.  A person who intentionally and without authorization interferes with and/or interrupts computer services is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.  Students and parents are required to read and sign the Acceptable Use Policy on Skyward before students may access the school computers.

Dances

Only current students are invited to Stag dances. Non-LHS students may attend date dances under the following conditions:

1.         Must have a date with a current LHS student.

2.         Non-LHS students must be in at least 10th grade.

3.        Non-LHS students who have graduated must have graduated within one year.

4.         LHS students must complete a guest pass before the dance. Guest passes are available at the financial office for $5.00.

5.         Guests must adhere to LHS rules and standards.

In order to purchase a ticket for a date dance, all school fees must be paid. School date dances begin at 7 p.m. and conclude at 10 p.m. Student activity or ID cards are required for entry at all stag dances. School dress code will be enforced. The administration may refuse admission to any student.


Semi/Formal Dance Dress Codes:

Young Ladies:

1.         No strapless, backless, halter-tops, plunging necklines, or spaghetti strap dresses.

2.         Dress straps must be on both shoulders.

3.         Bolero jackets or sweaters may be worn to make these dresses appropriate.

4.         Dresses must be knee length (top of the knee cap).

5.         No display of undergarments

Young Men:

1.         Dress slacks and a collared dress shirt are required.

2.         Appropriate shoes.

3.         No display of undergarments.

Dress Code

Clothing that causes undue attention, is disruptive to the learning environment, or creates a safety problem is not allowed. This includes, but is not limited to the following items:

1.     Clothing, badges, jewelry, or appearance that denotes gang involvement or affiliation.

2.     No display of undergarments.

3.     Clothing with obscene or suggestive images and/or messages.

4.     Apparel, jewelry, or accessories that advertise or advocate drugs, alcohol, or tobacco.

5.     No shoulders or midriffs should be exposed.

6.     Skirts or shorts should be mid thigh length or longer.

7.     Rips, shreds or holes in clothing should not reveal upper thigh.

8.     Display of cleavage in any way is inappropriate for the school setting.

9.     Final decisions regarding appropriate attire will be made by the administration.

Students who break the dress code will be asked to change into suitable attire.  Repeat offenders, or those who refuse to comply, may be subject to parental conference and/or suspension.

Eligibility to Participate in Extracurricular Activities

In order to be eligible to participate in extracurricular activities or a competitive activity, students must meet the following criteria:

1.    Be a full-time student (six academic periods).

2.    Earn a 2.0 GPA the term preceding the season, and any term that ends during the season.

3.    Receive no more than one “F” during a qualifying term.

4.    During the season, if a student drops below a 2.0 or has more than one “F”, they may become ineligible to participate in any event until grades meet minimum eligibility requirements.

Athletic/Extra Curricular Attendance Policy

Participation on an athletic team or extracurricular group is a privilege granted after a student’s academic responsibilities are met. Attendance in the classroom is an important requirement for academic achievement. Attendance requirements for participation in a sport/activity are as follows:

·      Athletes/Participants will attend all classes regularly and be on time.

·      Athletes/Participants must attend all scheduled classes to be eligible for competition on that day.

·      Athletes /Participants will not use a sport/activity as an excuse to miss class or portions of a class unless the team/group is departing early from school. In the case of an early dismissal, the coach/advisor will notify the attendance office and will excuse the athletes.

·      Athletes should be role models in P.E. classes. On days of competition, athletes are required to participate in a reasonable amount of physical activities in P.E. class.

·      Any athlete suspended from school may not participate in a practice or a game during the effective date(s).

Emergency Evacuation

In the event of an emergency, students will evacuate school buildings under the direction of their current teacher and assemble on the football field for roll call and further instructions. When class is not in session (i.e. lunch, before/after school, etc.) students will report to the football field unless instructed otherwise by the administration.

Finances/Fee Payments, Etc.

The financial office is open to parents from 7:30am – 2:45pm.

The financial office is open to students before and after school and during lunch.

 

1.     The financial secretary will not be available for students during class time. Parents/guardians may see the financial secretary any time she is available during the day.

2.     Students should make all payments to the financial office.  Teachers do not collect money from students.  A receipt will be given for each transaction and should be saved for one year.

3.     Students who are involved in more than one activity need to specify which account the money should be deposited in.

4.     The financial office cannot cash checks for students.  Checks must be made for the exact amount.  The financial secretary cannot give cash back on checks written over the amount.

5.     District procedures prohibit post-dated checks or issuing credit.

6.     Any unpaid fees/fines will be turned over to a collection agency at the end of each school year.

 

Flex Time

The purpose of Flex time is to help students by giving them time during the school day to receive extra help from teachers. LHS Flex program starts at 11:55 to 12:20 p.m.

 

Flex Time Procedure

Teachers will select students that need additional assistance to meet in their rooms during Flex time. Students are expected to report to Flex as assigned by the teacher.  Those who attend Flex will have a standard 35 minute lunch period, while those who do not attend Flex have an extra 25 minutes in their lunch. We encourage all students to take advantage of this time to work with their teachers.

Incendiary Devices

Students may not use matches, lighters, candles or any other type of open flame on school grounds except when using laboratory science equipment and under the immediate supervision and direction of an instructor.  Students violating this policy may be suspended and referred to a campus officer.  Students possessing and/or using fireworks will be immediately suspended and referred to the campus officer.

Lockers

Lockers, and especially P.E. lockers, are provided for students to store school materials, not money or other valuables.  Students who store valuable items in their locker do so at their own risk.  The school is not responsible for items that are lost or stolen from lockers.  Locker combinations will not be changed during the school year.  Students should not share their combination with anyone.  Food should not be stored in lockers overnight.  Violation of these policies could result in the forfeiture of locker privileges.

 

School officials may open lockers at any time for inspection.  If a student’s locker partner is keeping anything illegal or inappropriate in the locker, he/she should notify the administration or police immediately.  Students are responsible for the items in their assigned locker.  Fines will be assessed for locker damage.

 

Newspapers, Newsletters, Flyers, Posters, Ads, Etc.

Individuals desiring to distribute newspapers, newsletters, flyers, etc. must have administrative approval. All posters/advertisements displayed must first be approved by an administrator. The individual(s) displaying the posters/advertisements are responsible for removing them.

Nuisance Items

Stereos, headphones, video games, cellular phones, iPods, and other electronic devices may detract from the classroom setting, thus becoming a nuisance. Teachers may confiscate nuisance items if they are viewed as a distraction. The use of speakers in the school between class periods and during lunch is prohibited. Any device that is sent to the office after being confiscated may result in a $5 fine.

Parking

Currently, only seniors and juniors are eligible to obtain a parking pass. The following regulations apply to parking and driving on school property:

1.     All fines/fees must be paid in full before you can purchase a parking pass.

2.     Parking stalls are on a first-come first-served basis. Buying a parking pass does not guarantee a parking spot.

3.     Licensed student drivers may buy a parking pass in the financial office for $10.  Parking permits are required and must be displayed on the driver’s side of the rear window.

4.     All cars must be parked in designated parking stalls.  Parking in any other area is prohibited.

5.     Students are permitted to park in the student parking lot only.

6.     The faculty parking areas are off limits to student parking.

7.     Parents may park in visitor parking in front of the school.

8.     Accidents must be reported immediately to the main office.

9.     Vehicles improperly parked will be cited.  Parking tickets are $15.

10. Vehicles that are booted will be assessed a $50 fine to remove the boot in addition to any outstanding tickets. Vehicles parked inappropriately may be booted at the school's discretion.

11.  Vehicles may be booted or towed at the owner’s expense for serious and/or repeat violations.

12. Cars should be locked at all times to avoid theft.  The school assumes no liability for damage to or theft from vehicles.

13. Individuals caught speeding, driving recklessly, or driving over sidewalks or grassed areas will be cited and may lose all parking privileges.

Profane or Obscene Language

Profane or obscene language is not appropriate in the school environment.  Faculty, staff and other students should not have to be exposed to vulgarities, profane or abusive language.  Students who violate this policy may be subject to consequences, including parent conference and/or suspension.

 

Public Display of Affection

Display of affection that is a distraction to the school learning environment is prohibited.

 

Safe School Policy (Fighting, Intimidation, Hazing, Etc.)

School policy prohibits acts of aggression, hazing, intimidation, use or possession of a weapon, criminal behavior, gangs, secret societies, and hate groups.  This policy applies in school, on school grounds, at school-sanctioned activities or when students are being transported to and from school. Fighting, aggressive behavior, or possession of a weapon may result in suspension for all participants, a police referral and/or expulsion.  Students who attend fights or who encourage fighting may be subject to disciplinary action, including suspension.  Students who are being intimidated or harassed by another student should report it to a teacher or administrator.  For additional information, please refer to Alpine District Policy 5182.

Search and Seizure

The following Search and Seizure guidelines shall be observed to assure the privacy of individuals and the safety and welfare of all students:

1.     Students may be searched if there is a reasonable suspicion to believe that something is concealed that may be illegal or a danger to the student or to other students/staff.  School officials may request a student to remove all items from pockets or other personal property. (See Alpine School District Policy 5435.1.1)

 

2.     Lockers remain the property of the school.  Students should be aware that their assigned locker will be jointly accessible to the student and the school officials and may be subject to search at the discretion of school officials. (See Alpine School District Policy 5435.1.1.3)

3.  School officials have the right and the duty to inspect any vehicle parked on the parking lot of their school.  If an official has a reasonable suspicion to believe that the contents threaten the safety, health or welfare of students, or if they reasonably suspect drugs, weapons, illegal or prohibited matter, or stolen goods, a car may be searched. (See Alpine School District Policy 5435.1.1.5)

 

Sexual Harassment and Discrimination

Federal Law prohibits sexual harassment and discrimination of any kind by students or employees of Alpine School District.  Violations should be reported.  Following an investigation, appropriate disciplinary action will be taken.

 

Sexual harassment is unwanted, unwelcome behavior of a sexual nature.  Sexual harassment includes any act or comment of a sexual nature, which makes another person feel uncomfortable.

 

Sexual harassment is addressed in the District Safe School Policy and will be handled as outlined therein. Individuals who intentionally make false claims of sexual harassment will be subject to prosecution. (see Alpine District Policy 5185.1)

 

Skates, Skate Boards, Scooters

Skates, roller blades, skateboards, or scooters are not to be used in the building or on school grounds.

Transferring Out of School

Students withdrawing from LHS, for any reason, must see the registrar in the counseling office for appropriate withdrawal forms.  Textbooks and equipment need to be handed in.  Any unpaid fees or fines must be cleared before a student’s transcript of credit will be sent to his/her new school.  Any unpaid fines/fees not taken care of before a student transfers will be turned over to a collection agency.

Tobacco, Alcohol, or Drugs

The possession, distribution, or use of alcohol, controlled substances, imitation controlled substances, tobacco, intoxicants, or narcotics of any kind is prohibited on school property or in any building owned or operated by the Board of Education. Tobacco products are defined as products containing nicotine, including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, dissolvable tobacco, vapors, or oils used in Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS). See Alpine District policy 5430 for the full policy.

 


Alcohol and Drug Use/Possession

First Offense:

                —  Referral to law enforcement agency

                —  Possible 10-day suspension

                —  Parent conference, sign Non-Use Contract

                —  Referral to the Prime for Life program

                —  Non-participation in extracurricular activities

 

Second and Subsequent Offense:

                —  Referral to law enforcement agency

                —  Suspension, initiate administrative expulsion procedures

                —  Referral to the Prime for Life program

 

 

Distribution or Intent to Distribute

                —  Parent notification

                —  Referral to law enforcement agency

                —  Suspend to an administrative expulsion hearing

 

Tobacco Use/Possession

  First Offense:

                —  Parent Notification

                —  Referral to law enforcement agency

                —  Possible 10-day suspension

 

 Second and Subsequent Offense:

                —  Notify parents

                —  Referral to law enforcement agency

                —  Ten-day suspension, initiate administrative expulsion procedures

                —  Required completion of Tobacco Cessation Program

 


Vandalism

Vandalism is the willful or senseless destruction of property.  The following consequences may be applied:

1.    Parents and police will be notified.

2.    The student(s) involved may be suspended 1 to 10 days.

3.    A referral to an expulsion hearing may be made depending on the intent to cause damage and the damage done.

4. The student will be responsible for restitution.

State law permits us to withhold a student’s transcript and graduation diploma if the student has not paid restitution for vandalism or has other unpaid fines.

 

Visitors

The school campus (including the student parking lot) is off limits to friends from other schools or adult visitors during the school day (7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.).  Students may not bring friends, relatives, or siblings to class with them at any time.  Visitors are required to check in at the office.  Visitors who do not check in may be cited for trespassing.

 

Vending Machines

Vending machines are used at your own risk. Vending machines are owned by private companies. The school is not responsible for lost money in vending machines. Vending machines are available before school, during class breaks, and after school.

 

Please Note:  Policies may be updated during the course of the year.

 

 


LEHI HIGH SCHOOL SONG

 

Once again here as schoolmates assemble

With fain, we lift our hearts in song

To our High School, our dear Alma Mater

Let gladness the moments prolong,

We are proud of our lads and our lasses

Of honors won in days gone by

So here's a cheer for our old high school

Rah our dear old high school, Rah, our dear old high,

Rah Rah Rah

Here's to our classes; Here's to our lasses;

Here's to the lads they adore,

Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors,

LEHI!

Let mirth and gladness banish all sadness

And as the days go by, you'll find us ready and steady

Boosting for Lehi High.

LEHI

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Lehi High School

180 North 500 East

Lehi, Utah 84043