Student/ Parent Handbook 2022-23
“Born to Fly”
It is the commitment of the Alpine School District to maintain safe and successful learning and working environments. To this end, the District prohibits discrimination, harassment, or retaliation in its programs, activities, or employment practices on the basis of race, color, age, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or any other classification protected by law. See Policy 7100 for additional information about district protocols for reporting, investigating, and resolving complaints of this nature.
Es el compromiso del Distrito Escolar Alpine mantener entornos de aprendizaje y trabajo seguros y exitosos. Con este fin, el Distrito prohíbe la discriminación, el acoso o las represalias en sus programas, actividades o prácticas de empleo por motivos de raza, color, edad, religión, origen nacional, género, orientación sexual o cualquier otra clasificación protegida por la ley. Consulte Política 7100 para información adicional sobre los protocolos distrital para reportar, investigar y resolver quejas de este tipo.
School Pictures Day: August 9 & 10, 2022 Picture Day Information Link Here!
Makeup Day: TBA.
Welcome from the Administrative Team
Welcome to Cedar Valley High! We, as a faculty and staff, are pleased that you are going to be a member of the Cedar Valley Student Body. Our school’s mission is to equip, encourage, and empower students to create and pursue their dreams. We are committed to assist you in your success at Cedar Valley.
Rules and regulations have been developed in order for us to operate Cedar Valley in a safe and orderly manner.
Students and their parents should use this handbook as a means to orient themselves to Cedar Valley. Additionally, it should be understood that individual teachers may add appropriate rules that would be in effect in their classrooms.
We look forward to a great year together as Cedar Valley High. GO Aviators!
Cedar Valley Administration Team
At Cedar Valley High School we EQUIP, ENCOURAGE, AND EMPOWER students to create and pursue their dreams.
Vision: Use researched based high performing strategies to work collaboratively. Using ASD's Result Cycle we will be able to reach all students.
Cedar Valley High School believes:
Each student will be mentored and supported through the self-creation of an individualized Flight Plan.
Because School Events are subject to change (time, date, location), students and the community may access the school calendar through the Cedar Valley High School Website:https://cvhs.alpineschools.org. (In order to get full information, it is recommended that you look at the weekly view on the Google calendar, rather than the monthly view.)
Students will have an eligibility check a minimum of 2 weeks prior to missing classes for events that will take them out of school. Students can not have a recurring failing grade in any subject. All grades must be passed to attend any event that they will miss class. Any student with a current NC or F will NOT participate until the deviancy is corrected- prior to the event. This is the Advisor, Coach or Teachers responsibility to check for failing grades.
Report every accident in the school building or on the school grounds to the Front Office Secretary and an injury report needs to be filled out.
All school activities must be pre-approved by the administration and building scheduler. An advisor must be present at all times for each activity. Activities on a school night should end by 10pm. The group sponsoring an activity is responsible to contact the campus officer, custodians, and the administration. They are also responsible to clean-up after the activity.
ID or Activity Cards are necessary at all sports events and dances. The activity card is purchased as an Activity Fee. It will entitle you to receive a student discount. Without an ID card, you will be charged the regular rate. An ID card will be given free to all students who have an ID picture taken by the school photographer. Lost ID or Activity Cards may be replaced for $5 in the front office. Attendance at most school activities requires a current Cedar Valley ID card.
Please notify the counseling office/registrar if you change your home address or telephone number.
Respect and courtesy are the keys for assembly conduct. Please:
A. Be on time.
B. Don’t leave while performance is in progress.
C. Applaud appropriately.
D. Don’t embarrass any performer.
Participating in athletics is a privilege. A student who competes in interscholastic competition must maintain a 2.0 (“C”) grade point average. He/she must be a full-time student and have maintained a 2.0 GPA and with no more than one “I”or“F” in the preceding quarter. A student with 2 or more “F’s” will be ineligible until the next quarter. Any student with two or more “I”s” will be placed on contract. Failure to abide by the terms of the contract may result in loss of eligibility.
Continued Weekly Eligibility Grade Checks in season will be conducted as follows:
Failure to attend classes could result in loss of participation privileges.
Athletics and activities play a significant role in establishing the culture within a school. We believe in the benefits and actively encourage our students to participate in multiple sports and activities. Each sport or activity can challenge students in a variety of ways and the skills developed may help them in other areas as well. Participating in a variety of activities that challenge students promotes, among other things, mental toughness, social awareness, emotional intelligence, and overall fitness. We feel that participation in multiple sports and activities benefit the overall development of the students and can help all students reach their highest potential – not just in the classroom and on the playing field, but as a leader.
Student attendance at athletic events is strongly encouraged. Student behavior should be enthusiastic and supportive. Cedar Valley has a strong culture of pride, unity and good sportsmanship. 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. We encourage students to cheer for your team and not against the other team or officials.
Good attendance plays a key role in a student’s ability to receive a good education. Students should make their best effort to be present and on time to classes. Please refer to the attendance policy/procedures listed on the CVHS website. You may also call the attendance office with questions. Teachers will submit attendance in Skyward at the beginning of class. If you arrive after roll call, please check in with the teacher to be marked tardy instead of absent. The attendance may not be updated until after school.
POLICY NO. 5181 Alpine School District is committed to provide students with safe and secure learning environments and believes a student’s ability to achieve academically can be reduced by bullying. Bullying can affect a student’s attendance as well as his/her sense of well-being. Bullying may result in physical illness, mental and emotional anguish and long-term social consequences.
2.1 Bullying is defined as aggressive behavior that is intended to cause harm or distress, exists in a relationship in which there is an imbalance of power or strength and may be repeated over time. Bullying may be physical, verbal/written or psychological.
2.2 Physical bullying includes, but is not limited to, pushing, grabbing, pinching, shoving, poking, tripping, kicking, hitting and destroying property.
2.3 Verbal/written bullying includes, but is not limited to, name calling, mean teasing, spreading false rumors, intimidation, sexual comments, harassing and threatening comments which are communicated verbally, in writing or through electronic media. (Cyber bullying)
2.3.1. Cyber bullying means using email, web pages, text messaging, blogs, instant messaging, three-way calling or messaging or any other electronic means for aggression, intimidation, or harassment against another person. Examples include, but are not limited to, sending mean, vulgar, or threatening messages or images; posting inappropriate pictures of or sensitive, private information about the victim; pretending to be someone else to hurt that person; rude comments; lies; stalking; threats; extortion; harassment; and transmission of unflattering or embarrassing photographs.
Alpine School District prohibits bullying of students by other students at school or at school related functions. All victims of bullying and all persons with knowledge of bullying should report the incident(s) immediately.
Riding the school bus is a privilege. Improper conduct on the bus will result in denial of that privilege. Transportation: (801) 610-8852
Student behavior in the lunchroom should be based on courtesy and cleanliness. You are responsible to clean the table at which you sit and to put all trash in the proper containers. Failure to follow these guidelines may result in disciplinary action. Students will not be allowed to cut in lunch lines or save places for other students.
Students are given the opportunity to select their classes each year. There is a window of time when initial scheduling takes place. Dates vary depending on the semester and are available from counselors. Students are also given two weeks after the start of a term to make schedule changes. There will be a $5.00 charge each time a schedule is changed. Students should be able to determine academic need and potential success in the class during this two week period. Schedule changes during the third week of a term require administrative approval and are based on extenuating circumstances. Schedule changes made after the fourth week of a term are not allowed. Students are expected to finish the term to receive a passing grade and credit. Students who drop a class after the third week of a term, will receive an “F” grade for the course.
It is important for each student to demonstrate personal integrity and lifelong learning skills. Therefore, cheating will not be tolerated and will result in a referral to administration for disciplinary action. Any student that participates in cheating may receive a zero on that assignment (i.e. test, quiz, assignment, homework, or paper). Cheating or plagiarism (copying un-cited work) could result in loss of academic credit.
Because technology is a key tool for students as they create and pursue their dreams, Cedar Valley High School desires to provide this technology in an equitable and systematic manner. Technology provides students with greater opportunities for meaningful engagement. For these reasons, we provide every student with their own Chromebook to use at home and at school. We thank Facebook for its generous contributions, making this One-To-One opportunity possible. Please see this site for any questions you have about Chromebook usage and checkout.
Cedar Valley 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. This misuse will result in a one year suspension of privileges and could result in expulsion/suspension and/or referral to legal authorities. No online gaming, Internet bullying, or pornography will be acceptable. 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, or interrupts computer services is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. Students and parents must read and sign the Acceptable Use Agreement & an Agreement For the Use of Instructional Technology Property. Click here to go to Skyward -Student Information Update.
All Cedar Valley High School students are encouraged to become involved in one or more school clubs. If a club does not exist which fit the interest of students, those students are invited to submit an application for formation and approval of a new club. New Clubs will be chartered before Club Rush Week at the beginning of the school year. Non curricular clubs will need to be rechartered every year, also before Club Rush Week. Watch for announcements with dates and deadlines for rechartering and club rush week. Here is a link to the club chartering form. Clubs will also need to develop a Club Constitution. Students can join a club at any time during the school year. Parents will need to provide permission with this form.
Clubs and club members should adhere to the following:
The official school colors of Cedar Valley High School are crimson, black and steel.
Credits needed for Graduation:
3.0 Credit ENGLISH
1.0 English 9
1.0 English 10
1.0 English 11
1.0 Credit APPLIED/ADV. LANG. ARTS
2.0 Credits SCIENCE CORE
Taken from the following 4 areas:
Earth Systems (9th), Biology, Chemistry, Physics
1.0 Credit APPLIED SCIENCE
2.0 Credits MATH CORE
1.0 Elem Math, 1.0 Adv Math
1.0 Credit APPLIED MATH
3.0 Credits SOCIAL STUDIES
0.5 World Geography (9th)
0.5 World Civilizations (9th)
1.0 US Studies (10th)
0.5 Gov & Cit (11th)
0.5 Student Choice (9-12th)
1.5 Credits FINE ARTS
1.0 Credit CAREER & TECHNICAL ED (CTE)
0.5 Credit COMPUTER TECH
0.5 Credit FINANCIAL LIT
0.5 Credit HEALTH
1.5 Credits PHYSICAL ED
0.5 PE Skills and Techniques
0.5 PE Fitness for Life
0.5 PE Lifetime Activities
9.5 Credits ELECTIVE
28 CREDITS TOTAL FOR GRADUATION
Available for students’ use in the Counseling Center are computers and a file with scholarship applications, both of which itemize scholarships offered locally and across the country. Specific scholarships are highlighted throughout the school year. Students may apply for scholarships through their counselor who will assist them with the preparation of all applications. Scholarships are often awarded on the basis of student achievement on any or a combination of the following criteria: grade point average, ACT/SAT test scores, school/community participation, and honors/advanced placement classes, as well as financial need.
Testing Services: See Counseling Office
Testing Center/Learning Resource Center: See Counseling Office
Any student who creates a false emergency is violating the law and will be suspended from school and/or referred to law enforcement. A referral to the district for expulsion may also be given.
Date dances are for Cedar Valley students and their high school age guests. If your dance guest does not attend Cedar Valley, dance guest passes must be obtained prior to the dance, during school hours. Please link the Guest School Dance Permit below. Cedar Valley ID must be shown to be admitted to dances. All date dances will begin at 8pm and end at 11pm. Guests must show picture ID and guest pass. School dress standards are enforced. Stomp/Stag dances are for Cedar Valley students only (require student id) and usually follow a game or event.
Cedar Valley believes in restorative discipline. Our focus is on changing behavior to ensure students are successful. We want students to learn from mistakes and improve behavior to stay on track for graduation and to be happy. Discipline matters are handled on an individual basis. Matters of individual student discipline will not be discussed with others.
POLICY NO. 5152 Alpine School District Board of Education requires all of its students to conform to standards that avoid extremes and that exemplify personal cleanliness. CVHS Steering Committee used input from students, teachers, parents, and administration to create a dress code that meets the needs of all students.
Students will be required to have at least a 2 inch strap over their shoulders. They will also be required to cover everything from shoulders to their mid thigh.
Enforcement of the Dress Code:
Teachers/Faculty will be given a small card that they may hand to a student when they have violated the dress code. It will be a small yellow card like what the counselors use to call down students so students won’t be embarrassed.
When a violation is handed out, the teacher will be asked to go into a faculty document and mark down that they have given a warning to that student.
Students may be asked to put on a school shirt or call home to get appropriate clothing.
After the students 3rd warning, students will be called in to meet with an Administrator.
This policy applies to all school related functions except those special activities approved by the principal.
Cell Phone Use:
Cell phones can be a great tool, however, when used for connecting with others digitally, it hurts your ability to connect with others around you. Cell phones have become a staple of everyday life. Cell phones can be disruptive in class from ringing, text message, cameras, internet access, social media, cyber-bullying and the list could go on. Other concerns include: phones can be broken, lost or stolen.
Cell phones can also be used as a learning tool. Teachers may provide opportunities for students to utilize their cell phones during the school day. If the teacher hasn’t given permission for phone use for an activity, devices should remain out of sight during instructional time AND be turned off OR on a silent mode.
Students should never have an electronic device that is turned to "on" or is electronically activated while in an area where there is an expectation of privacy by students and/or faculty, including locker rooms, washrooms, dressing areas, classrooms, the media center, and offices. Any student or person who possess an electronic device in an area where there is a reasonable expectation of privacy will have the device confiscated, referred for discipline, and the database reviewed and searched by the school administration if there is reason to believe that the device has been used to record images or disrupt the educational process of the school.
If there is a disruption of education, privacy or cyber-bullying concerns, the device will be confiscated.
Violation of the cell phone/electronic device policy will result in:
Severe Cell Phone Offenses include but are not limited to:
To be eligible for any one of these activities, students must meet the criteria outlined in the Organizations Constitutions and Policies on file at the school.
The official emblem of Cedar Valley High School is the Aviator wings.
In the event of an emergency, students will evacuate school buildings under the direction of their current teacher and assemble outside for roll call and further instructions. If an emergency occurs: between classes, during lunch, or immediately before or after school, students should meet the Jet time teacher outside the building at the designated location. Every class will assemble on the fields west of the building in designated areas. Four mandatory emergency drills will be conducted during the school year.
Cedar Valley High School is an equal opportunity institution. It has a continuing policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of sex, race, creed, sexual orientation or national origin in all of its educational and activity programs.
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). Students should make all payments to the financial office or on MySchoolFees.com. Teachers do not collect money from students. A receipt will be given for each transaction and should be saved for one year. Students who are involved in more than one activity need to specify which account the money should be deposited in. Money deposited from a fundraiser cannot be transferred from one account to another.
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. District procedure prohibits post dated checks or issuing credit. Unclaimed refunds will be donated to the class project. Fines not paid prior to a student leaving Cedar Valley High School (checking out to attend another school or withdrawing from school) will be turned over to a collection agency. Any fees unpaid at the end of the school year will be turned over to a collection agency. Fee waiver applications are available on the Alpine School District website and are due the third week of Sept (if turned in after the due date, pro-rating will occur). All fees must be paid in order to participate in commencement exercises.
If students would like to go on a field trip during school hours with a class or other organization, students must follow the same travel eligibility rules and procedures as athletic teams
Fighting by students is prohibited. Participation may result in suspension and/or referral to law enforcement for disturbing the peace or disruption of the school process.
All roadways surrounding the perimeter of the school building or any other red curbed areas have been designated as fire lanes areas and by law must be kept clear of all vehicles.
It is unlawful for students to use or have fireworks in their possession.
Fundraisers are for the benefit of the school program, not the individual. Should a student help with fundraising for a school-related group then discontinue their participation for whatever reason, the funds generated by that student still remain with the organization they were intended for and are non-refundable.
If a student is to be absent, for medical reasons, ten consecutive days or more, parents are requested to notify the school immediately so that the student can be referred to East Shore Focus center. An Administrator can work with students who can’t attend school for long periods of time and get them enrolled in courses at the Focus Center. The Focus center is located in American Fork. Students can also be referred to the Focus Center on a case by case basis.
Honor Roll recognition will be determined by the student’s having achieved a grade point average of 3.7 and High Honor Roll will be a GPA 3.9 or higher. The grade point average (GPA) is based on the following scale:
A 4.0 B+ 3.4 C+ 2.4 D+ 1.4 F 0.0
A- 3.7 B 3.0 C 2.0 D 1.0
B- 2.7 C- 1.7 D- .7
NOTE: When closing the locker, double check to make sure it locks, then turn the dial to the right one complete turn.
DO NOT GIVE YOUR COMBINATION TO ANYONE!!!
By using your assigned locker you agree to the following:
“I understand and agree that it is my responsibility to use only the locker assigned to me, and to keep the locker clean, secure and free from illegal or harmful substances. I understand that as school property, the locker rented to me can be searched at any time by proper school authorities and/or their assignee. The school and district are not responsible for lost or stolen items kept in lockers.”
The lost and found items are in the Lunchroom. All lost and found articles should be brought to the office immediately. Items not claimed will be donated to charity.
Lunches are sold in the lunchroom by the lunch manager. Students who qualify for free or reduced price lunches must file the appropriate form (https://alpineschools.org/nutrition/) with the lunch manager and will receive their lunch account number from her. All food and drink must remain in the lunchroom and common areas, no food
permitted in the hallways or classroom areas.
2022-23 Lunch Schedule
The Cedar Valley High School mascot is the Aviators.
It is against the law for anyone at the school to dispense any kind of medication – even aspirin/Tylenol – without permission from parent/guardian. The administration of medication to a student while at school should be a rare occurrence. However, there are circumstances that require that medication be given during school hours. Each request for medication will be evaluated individually by the school nurse and administration. Cedar Valley will adhere to the ASD Medication Policy. Use the following link to the SCHOOL MEDICATION AUTHORIZATION FORM
Items not directly associated with the educational program are not to be brought to school and will be confiscated.
Office hours are from 7:00-3:00pm on school days.
Students who reside outside of the Cedar Valley attendance area and desire to attend Cedar Valley must complete the necessary form and obtain permission from the principal. Failure to secure permission to attend Cedar Valley High School as an out-of-area student, or failure to live by all the rules and regulations of Cedar Valley High School, which includes attendance, will result in the loss of Cedar Valley membership and the student will be returned to their school of residence.
Parents may arrange conferences with the teachers at any time by calling the school at 801-610-8825 or by emailing the teacher directly. Please refer to the Cedar Valley website for dates and times of conferences.
Parking at Cedar Valley High School is considered a privilege. Alpine School District provides parking for students under certain provisions. These conditions apply to all motorized vehicles, including motorcycles and motorized scooters. Cedar Valley High School will request outside assistance if laws are being broken in our parking lots. The following regulations apply to parking and driving on school property:
All vehicles should be locked at all times to avoid theft. Alpine School District and CVHS are not responsible for theft or damage to vehicles or their contents. Maximum speed in the parking lot is 5 mph. Individuals caught speeding; driving recklessly or driving over sidewalks or grassed areas will be cited and may lose all parking privileges on school property, and will be subject to school discipline. Students should be aware that vehicles parked on school property are subject to search when officials have reason to believe weapons, drugs or objects prohibited by school policy or state law are contained therein. We reserve the right to deny parking privileges to anyone and to adjust and add to these regulations as needed. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THIS DOCUMENT IS YOUR WARNING AND YOU WILL BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR THIS INFORMATION.
PARKING – Questions:
Will I still receive a citation or boot even if I only park there for one minute?
The length of time that you are parked illegally is irrelevant. If you park in an area in which you are not allowed, you risk receiving a ticket or boot--no matter what the length of time. A student is NEVER considered to be a visitor.
Can teachers give me permission to park in prohibited areas?
Teachers may NOT make parking exceptions for students. If you have special assignments, activities, or other special situations, you must plan accordingly and make sure that you have time to park appropriately and still make it on time.
Will a boot damage my car?
A boot will not do damage to your car, unless you try to drive with it still on the wheel or attempt to remove the boot.
How do I pay for a boot or a ticket?
You must pay for a boot or a ticket at the finance office. You can pay with cash, check, or card. Only the person whose name is on the card can make a payment with a card.
What do I do if I see a car that is violating school policies?
If at anytime you become aware of a car that is parked illegally, you are welcome to report it to the main office; and we will take care of it immediately.
How many chances do I get before I have to pay?
None. The contract that you read and signed to receive your permit is your warning. It outlines all of the policies at CVHS and the consequences for failure to abide by those policies. You will be responsible for your actions from day one.
Does a permit guarantee that I will have a parking place?
A parking permit allows a student to park in CVHS student parking areas, but does NOT guarantee availability of a spot. Students are encouraged to carpool.
ANYTIME THAT YOU HAVE CONCERNS OR QUESTIONS ABOUT ANY PARKING SITUATION OR WHAT MIGHT BE APPROPRIATE FOR YOUR SITUATION, PLEASE TALK TO AN ADMINISTRATOR IMMEDIATELY. COMMUNICATION IS ESSENTIAL TO AVOID VIOLATIONS, FEES, OR OTHER TYPES OF MISUNDERSTANDINGS.
Kissing, or other acts of affection are inappropriate behavior on campus and at school sponsored activities.
Report cards are issued online every nine to ten weeks. Transcripts may be obtained in the counseling office.
The Alpine School District safe schools policy prohibits disruptive acts, dangerous weapons, hazing/harassment, abetting, gangs, secret societies, and hate groups. Any suspicions or potential violation of the Safe Schools Policy may be reported anonymously.
POLICY No. 5182 Students may not:
The Alpine School District and (School) is committed to the safety and wellbeing of every student and staff member. With the support of the district safety committee, a standard response safety protocol for emergencies has been implemented in every school. The Alpine School District Standard Response Protocol (SRP) is reviewed, evaluated and improved annually by the district safety committee, school safety teams, school community councils, and local emergency response personnel. Staff training and school wide safety drills throughout the school year will teach students and staff how to respond in an emergency situation. Please remember safety is a responsibility of each of us. If you see something, say something.
School authorities are charged with protecting the health and safety of all students and promoting the effective operation of the school. The following Search and Seizure guidelines shall be observed to assure the privacy of individuals and the safety and welfare of all students.
Sexual harassment is prohibited. Sexual harassment can threaten a student’s emotional well-being and impair academic progress. Students have the right to a safe school environment. Students who participate in prohibited activities shall be dealt with in accordance with the procedures outlined in Alpine School District Policy.
If a student becomes ill during the day, he/she should obtain a hall pass from his/her teacher and report immediately to the Front/Main Office. If the student’s illness is of such a nature that minor aid does not bring relief, his/her home will be contacted and he/she will be checked out. Students may not leave campus without first checking out through the Attendance Office.
No skates, roller blades, skateboards, or scooters are allowed to be used on any area of campus.
Cedar Valley High School is using Skyward. This program allows students and parents to check grades and attendance through the internet. Please take a photo ID to the counseling office to get your Web ID and Password.
Students who are constantly disobeying the regulations of the school or commit serious infractions of conduct are subject to suspension from school. A written copy of the suspension notice will be given to the student or mailed to the home. Parents will be notified when the student is suspended. A reinstatement conference with the student, parent, counselor and administration is required before he/she is considered for re-admission.
Telephones are to be used to facilitate school business. Students and teachers will not be called to the phone while class is in session except in cases of extreme emergency. Office telephones are to be used for official school business only.
See Student Center (Counseling Office) regarding all testing items.
All school texts are loaned to students for their use during the school year. Textbooks are to be kept clean and handled carefully. Students will be fined for loss, damage, and/or writing in textbooks.
1.0 ALCOHOL/DRUG USE The substance use policy has been recently updated in 2021. Policy 5430- Substance Use
1.1 The Alpine School District Board of Education recognizes that the use, possession, and/or distribution of alcohol, controlled substances, or imitation controlled substances, are illegal under the laws of the State of Utah (Utah Code 58-37-8 and 58-37a-3). Controlled substances include but are not limited to marijuana, cocaine, steroids, heroin, methamphetamine, oil concentrates of controlled substances, nicotine, or other drugs listed in the law. Imitation controlled substances constitute a hazard to the welfare of students, faculty, and to educational programs, and are illegal under the laws of the State of Utah (Utah Code 58-37a-3). An imitation controlled substance is something that looks like or is represented as a controlled substance - even though it isn’t, as well as drug paraphernalia - including but not limited to matches, lighters, rolling papers, hypodermic needles, roach clips, pipes, water pipes, electronic vapor devices, and objects converted to produce, package, distribute, or use drugs.
1.2 The Board encourages the development and implementation of alcohol and drug prevention programs which are designed to provide students with the opportunity to build social skills, enhance self concepts, and provide information on the harmful effects of alcohol and drugs. The programs are/should be designed to have a positive effect upon students and values, and to aid in the prevention of misuse and abuse of these substances.
1.3 The Board supports parents in their responsibility to prevent or intervene with problems of substance abuse and to seek help from public and private agencies for students who become involved with substance abuse.
1.4 School administration, faculty, and students shall cooperate fully in reasonable and appropriate law enforcement investigations relative to the use, possession, sale, or distribution of alcohol, controlled substances, imitation controlled substances, or drug paraphernalia in school facilities or during school activities.
2.0 TOBACCO USE/POSSESSION
2.1 The use of any tobacco product containing nicotine, including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, dissolvable tobacco, vapors, or oils used in Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) for students under the age of 19 is against Utah State Law (Utah Code 76-10-105).
2.2 For the purposes of this policy, "use of tobacco" is defined to include smoking, inhaling, chewing, and absorbing tobacco or any products containing any for of nicotine. It also includes distribution, sale or consorting with others who possess or are using any form of tobacco (including oil concentrates and vapors) or a facsimile of a tobacco product.
2.3 Possession of tobacco paraphernalia, for students under the age of 19 is against Utah State Law (Utah Code 76-10-105). tobacco paraphernalia includes but is not limited to Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), pipes, lighters, matches, pouches, packaging, cylinders, cartridges, rolling papers, facsimile, and/or any items used for the intention of using a tobacco product or disguising the product/device.
2.4 Violators of Utah State Law governing use/possession of tobacco and paraphernalia are referred to the Juvenile Court as "status offenders under the criminal code" and not under the Controlled Substance Act. Therefore, violators in schools, at school sponsored activities, on school grounds, or within 1,000 feet of school property may be issued citations by law enforcement authorities, and subsequent Juvenile Court action may be taken (Utah Code 76-105).
2.5 Schools shall, encourage violators to attend a smoking cessation class, and/or place the student on in-school or out-of-school suspension.
Alcohol and Drug Use/Posses Distribution or Intent to Distribute
First Offense: Referral to law enforcement agency
Referral to law enforce agency Notify Parents
Possible suspend (up to 10 days) Begin immediate expulsion
Parent confer, non-use contract Tobacco Use/Possession
Refer to the Substance abuse course First Offense:
Students must complete course to return Referral to law enforcement agency
Non-partic in extra-curric Notify parents
Second and Subsequent Offenses: Possible 10-day suspension
Referral to law enforce agency Second Offense:
Suspension, initiate expuls process Submit a court referral
Referral a Parent/Teen Program Notify parents
second time Ten-day suspension
Transcripts can be picked up from the Counseling Office. At least a two-day notice is needed to receive an official transcript. Each senior student may have a copy of his/her transcript sent to one school or agency FREE, provided they are ordered prior to June 15 of the year graduated. Additional transcripts ordered after this time will cost $1.00 each.
Students withdrawing out of Cedar Valley, for any reason, need to see the registrar for appropriate withdrawal forms. A student will be asked to provide forwarding school information. Textbooks, locks and equipment need to be handed in before the student leaves. 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 fees or fines not taken care of before a student transfers will be turned over to a collection agency.
It is suggested that students not bring large amounts of money or valuables to school. Do not leave money, watches, rings, purses, or any other article of value in lockers, classrooms, or restrooms. If you lose an article, please check the lost and found; or if an item is stolen, please make a report with the school resource officer. It is suggested that you leave all valuables at home.
Students participating in acts of vandalism may be referred to Juvenile Court and District Administrative Hearing for possible expulsion from school.
If vending machines are available on campus: vending machines are used at your own risk. Private companies service the machines; therefore Cedar Valley is not responsible for their operation and upkeep. The machines are available before school, during class breaks, and after school.
Adult visitors may not be on campus without a visitor pass. A visitor must report to the main office to sign in and obtain a visitor's pass. All visitors must secure a visitor’s pass from an administrator. Anyone not belonging in the school may be referred to the police department and charged with trespassing. Student visitors are not permitted on campus. Disruptions to the educational process precludes students from bringing friends, relatives, or pets to campus.
The Alpine School District has worked out an arrangement with Utah Valley University (UVU) and MTECH whereby students may attend classes in a limited number of special programs. Those students who are interested in specific career choices should consult with their counselor early in their high school career.
Early release or work study requires administration approval. When a student is approved for Work Study/Early Release, they are not registered for classes on campus during those periods. In order to be approved for a release period, students must have transportation to leave campus. Students should not linger on campus during the released time. If early release privilege is abused, the privilege will be revoked.