Published using Google Docs
Kings Peak HS Student Handbook
Updated automatically every 5 minutes

Student Handbook

TABLE OF CONTENTS

TABLE OF CONTENTS        2

SCHOOL REGISTRATION        3

INSTRUCTION        3

ATTENDANCE        4

ENGAGEMENT        4

COMPETENCIES        5

CHECK IN/OUT        5

STUDENT ADVISORY COURSE        5

GRADING        6

REVISION OF GRADES        7

STUDENT SCHEDULE AND SCHEDULE CHANGES        7

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS        8

COMMUNICATION        8

CALENDARS        9

PARENT CONFERENCES        9

VISITORS AND YOUNG CHILDREN ON CAMPUS        9

DISCIPLINE OF STUDENTS        9

LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES        10

CHROMEBOOKS        10

CELL PHONES AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES        11

ACCEPTABLE USE        11

STUDENT CONDUCT AND DRESS        11

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY        11

FEES AND FEE WAIVERS        12

Fees        12

Fee Waivers        12

STUDENT IDENTIFICATION CARDS        12

YEARBOOKS        12

SCHOOL ACTIVITIES        12

SCHOOL LUNCH        13

SCHOOL REGISTRATION

INSTRUCTION

Synchronous Learning: Students will have opportunities to learn at the same time the teacher is instructing. This will be on a schedule and will be recorded for students to watch later. If students are able to attend live, they should. If they are not able to attend live, they should watch the recording later. In each course, students will have at least two (2) scheduled synchronous learning sessions per week.  The sessions will be 30 minutes each.

Asynchronous Learning: Students will have opportunities to learn on their own time independently. This will take the form of completing assigned readings, writing assignments, and projects. Students should expect to spend at least three (3) hours on asynchronous learning each week in every course. In advanced courses such as Honors, Advanced Placement, and Concurrent Enrollment courses, students may need to spend additional time on asynchronous learning activities each week in order to understand the material and fulfill the course requirements.

In-person Learning: To enhance the virtual learning experience, students will have opportunities to attend in-person, supplemental learning sessions on Campus. Our campuses are located at Majestic Elementary School and Hidden Valley Middle School. This may include studio or lab time, small and large group activities, and individual sessions with instructors. Students may also arrange group study times to work with their peers in person.

ATTENDANCE

Students will be considered “virtually present” if they meet a minimum criteria for participation. There are a variety of measures that may be used to determine if a student participated including, but not limited to:

1) evidence that validates student learning,

2) evidence that validates student participation,

3) evidence that validates student communication, or

4) duration/frequency minimums for student participation.

Students who have failed to meet the minimum criteria for “virtually present” will be marked as absent for the entire week. Attendance will be taken each week on Fridays for the instructional week. The instructional week runs from Friday to thru the following Thursday.

According to policy, Students who do not meet minimum attendance for 10 consecutive school days “shall be removed from district membership in the SIS, unless the student has a valid excuse under UCA 53G-6-201(9).

AA432 – Student Attendance and Teacher Disclosure Statements

ENGAGEMENT

Students who are more engaged in their courses are typically more successful academically. Students are expected to be actively engaged in every course, every week. Teachers will evaluate students' engagement each week using multiple measures of student engagement. The 4 areas of engagement which will be evaluated each week are listed below.  In each course, students will submit an engagement assignment each week which will make up 5% of their course grade.

Course Access

Students are expected to access their courses each week.

Assignment Submissions

Students are expected to submit assignments in each course each week and keep up with the due dates.

Student-Teacher Communication 

Students are expected to communicate with their teachers when they have questions and participate in class discussions.

Participation in Live Sessions

Students are expected to attend all live sessions when they are able.

COMPETENCIES

In each course, the curriculum is designed to include the following competencies.

Levine, E., & Patrick, S. (2019, November). What Is Competency-Based Education?: An Updated Definition. Retrieved May 11, 2021, from https://aurora-institute.org/wp-content/uploads/
what-is-competency-based-education-an-updated-definition-web.pdf

STUDENT ADVISORY COURSE

Students enrolled at Kings Peak High School  will be enrolled in an Advisory course. Each of our teachers will be assigned to teach an Advisory course and hold a live Zoom session from 10-10:30 AM each Friday. This course will be for students and teachers to communicate on topics other than subject matter specific topics. These topics could include study skills, goal setting, stress management, help-seeking behaviors, school announcements, and college planning. This is a Pass/Fail course, and students will receive .25 elective credit at the end of the year upon passing the course.

GRADING

All courses will use a common grade scale and category weighting.

Assignments

Assignments in courses are meant for students to complete as they learn concepts and develop skills. Completing assignments in a timely manner will ensure students are on track for successful completion of courses. Assignments will comprise 15% of the course grade.

Assessments

Assessments will be used for students to demonstrate what they have learned. Assessments will comprise 80% of the course grade.

Activity

Students are expected to be actively engaged in their courses each week. Students will demonstrate activity each week by submitting an engagement assignment in each course. This assignment may only be completed within the week it is assigned. The combination of all engagement assignments will be 5% of the final grade in the course.

Final Exams

Each course will have a final exam each quarter which will be included in the assessment category.

Letter Grade Scale

Letter Grade        Low Percent        High Percent

A        92.5%                to     100%

A-        89.5%                to < 92.5%

B+        86.5%                to < 89.5%

B        83.5%                to < 86.5%

B-        79.5%                to < 83.5%

C+        76.5%                to < 79.5%

C        73.5%                to < 76.5%

C-        69.5%                to < 73.5%

D+        66.5%                to < 69.5%

D        63.5%                to < 66.5%

D-        59.5%                to < 63.5%

F        00.0%                to < 59.5%

Rubrics

Assignments and assessments will utilize rubrics which will define the success criteria. Teachers will evaluate student work using a 1-4 scale.

REVISION OF GRADES

Once grades have been submitted by the teacher at the end of the term, revisions may only be made if there are inaccuracies which resulted in a lower grade being reported. The following guidelines should be followed.

AS61 – Student Records and Transcripts

STUDENT SCHEDULE AND SCHEDULE CHANGES

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Following the USBE guidelines, students at Kings Peak High School will be able to graduate with 24 credits.

English Language Arts - 4.0 Credits

Language Arts 9

Language Arts 10

Language Arts 11

Language Arts 12

Mathematics - 3.0 Credits

2.0 Foundation/Core credits

1.0 Additional Foundation/Core or Advanced Applied, or Foundation (AAF) Credit



Science - 3.0 Credits

2.0 credits from 2 Foundation/Core areas; Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, or Physics

1.0 credit Additional Foundation/Core or Advanced Applied, or Foundation (AAF) credit

Social Studies - 3.5 Credits

1.0 World Geography

1.0 World History

1.0 US History

0.5 US Government and Citizenship

In addition to the credit requirements, students must pass a U.S. Civics Test (normally taken in 8th grade). If students do not pass the first time, they may retake the test as many times as needed to pass the test.

Health and Physical Education - 2.0 Credits

0.5 Health

0.5 Participation Skills and Techniques

0.5 Fitness for Life

0.5 Individualized Lifetime Activities

Fine Arts - 1.5 Credits

Career & Technical Education - 1.0 Credits

Digital Studies - 0.5 Credits

Financial Literacy - 0.5 Credits

Elective Courses - 5.0 Credits

Total Credits

24.0 Credits

COMMUNICATION

Students should communicate with their teachers regularly to get answers to questions and to increase understanding of academic concepts. Teachers will be the first contact for student support, and are willing to help. Teachers are reachable by email, phone, through video conferencing, and in-person. Teachers will respond as quickly as possible to parent and student communications. Typically, teachers will be able to respond by the end of the next school day. Teachers, parents, and students have a responsibility to maintain a high level of civility in all communications.

CALENDARS

Our school follows the same calendar as the other high schools in Jordan School District. https://planning.jordandistrict.org/calendars/.  

In addition, we will publish events on a calendar that can be accessed on our school website. https://kingspeak.jordandistrict.org/community-calendar/

PARENT CONFERENCES  

There will be two scheduled opportunities for parents and teachers to meet. These will occur once in the fall and once in the spring. In addition to these two scheduled parent-teacher conferences, we encourage parents and teachers to build positive working relationships to meet the academic goals for students throughout the year. To do this, we encourage parents and teachers to communicate frequently. Parents should not feel they need to wait until parent-teacher conferences to discuss the needs of their students. Teachers are available to schedule individual conferences throughout the year using Zoom.

CHECK IN/OUT

We encourage students to work on campus as often as they are able. When students come to work on campus, they will need to check in when they arrive, and check out when they leave.

VISITORS AND YOUNG CHILDREN ON CAMPUS

Only students who are currently enrolled in courses will be permitted to work on campus. Young children should not be brought to campus by their older siblings to work on campus. All visitors will check in at the office.

DISCIPLINE OF STUDENTS

The Administration shall take appropriate disciplinary action when students engage in activities both on and off campus which disrupt the educational environment, threaten or harm persons or property, or disrupt school activities.

AS67 – Discipline of Students

LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES

Several technology tools will be utilized to create the learning technology ecosystem. Below is a brief description of the technologies that will be common in all courses. Students will need to become fluent in the use of each.

Canvas

Canvas is the official learning management system for the school. All instruction and submission of assignments or quizzes should be completed using Canvas.

Skyward

Skyward is the student information system. All official records including grades will be kept and communicated through Skyward.

Google Tools

Students will use Google Tools in all of their courses. This includes their student email address and Drive.

Nearpod

Nearpod is an interactive presentation tool that will be used within Canvas.

Zoom

Zoom will be used for video conferencing.

YouTube

Teachers may use YouTube to upload their original instructional videos. Additionally, they may make use of content that has already been created. YouTube is a valuable resource for teachers to find instructional content. Teachers will only select content that is appropriate for the course. Students will need to have access to Youtube to complete many assignments.

Plagix

Plagix is an originality detection software. This is used to ensure that the work students submit is original.

Proctorio

Proctorio is a remote proctoring tool. This tool will be used to help maintain a secure testing environment.

CHROMEBOOKS

Jordan School District Chromebook User Agreement

CELL PHONES AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES

The appropriate use of electronic devices including cell phones is encouraged. Students should use electronic devices to access learning materials and to enhance learning. Any use of an electronic device that exploits personal information, disrupts the educational process, invades personal privacy, or compromises the integrity of educational programs is strictly prohibited. Students in violation will be disciplined in accordance with District Policy AS67—Discipline of Students.

AA419 – Student Conduct and Dress

ACCEPTABLE USE

Because the majority of student work will be completed using the District network, it is essential that students use all electronic information resources according to the Jordan District Acceptable Use policy. It is the responsibility of every student to understand and abide by its terms and conditions. Students will be required to submit a signed Student Signature of Agreement Form each year.

AA445 – Student Information Network Acceptable Use Policy

STUDENT CONDUCT AND DRESS

Students shall dress in a manner that shows respect for the educational environment and is befitting the day’s activities. Students’ clothing and jewelry must not present a health or safety hazard or distraction, which would disrupt the educational mission. Disruption is defined as reactions by other individuals to the clothing or adornment, which causes the teacher/administrator to lose the attention of the students, to modify or cease instructional activities, or to deal with student confrontations or complaints.

AA419 – Student Conduct and Dress

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY

In all courses, students are expected to maintain the highest level of academic integrity. Students should always submit original work for every assignment. Academic dishonesty in any form, including cheating, plagiarism, collusion, or fostering the dishonesty of others may result in disciplinary action including failure of assignments or courses.

Software including Plagix and Proctorio will be utilized in all courses to ensure that a high level of academic integrity is maintained in all courses. These tools include originality detection, and virtual test proctoring programs.

FEES AND FEE WAIVERS

Fees

Fee Waivers

STUDENT IDENTIFICATION CARDS

Students should plan to attend picture day to have their picture taken for the yearbook and for their student identification card. Students IDs will be used to check in when working on campus, attending events at their boundary schools, and when taking final exams.

YEARBOOKS

School yearbooks will be available to purchase. More information will be provided through the school website and social media as it becomes available. Students should attend picture day to have their picture taken for the yearbook.

SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

There will be a school-wide activity each quarter for students and families to attend.  The activities will be planned by the Student Government, National Honors Society, and school faculty. More information will be sent when the event approaches.

SCHOOL LUNCH

Students have 3 options for getting lunch through nutrition services. Students are also permitted to bring lunches from home when they attend on campus.

  1. If a part-time student is at their boundary school during lunch, they may eat lunch there.
  2. If a student is at Hidden Valley or Majestic during lunch, they will be able to get lunch in the cafeteria and return to our location to eat.
  3. If a student is not on campus during lunch, they are able to pick up a to-go lunch at one of 3 locations in the district designated for lunch pick-up.