Campus Life 

ANNOUNCEMENTS & DAILY BULLETINS

Announcements are read over the public address system on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the beginning of second period.  Daily bulletins are distributed to teachers via email and posted in the news section of the school website.  Other information may be posted outside of the Activities Office as well as on the school website found online at bohs.bousd.us.

ANONYMOUS TIP HOTLINE

For the safety of our students, staff and school community BOHS has established an Anonymous Tip Hotline at (714) 990-7850 ext. 1204. This line is active 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Any individuals with knowledge of any inappropriate or illegal actions related to the BOHS campus or school activities are encouraged to report the information to a school official immediately.

BEHAVIOR AT SCHOOL EVENTS

Events at BOHS are planned for the enjoyment and safe participation of all students.  Any school activity is a sanctioned school event even though it may be held at facilities off-campus.  All school discipline rules and consequences apply to student behavior at all school events.  Once students arrive at a school event, they are expected to enter.  Students are not to loiter outside the event, in adjacent areas, or parking lots.  Once students leave a school activity, they may not be readmitted to the activity, and they are expected to leave the area.  Assemblies are a privilege in which our skills as an audience are as important to the success of the program as the skills of the presenter.  Assemblies provide an opportunity for students and staff to receive important information, to be entertained, or to be challenged to greater achievement.  Whether at a rally, assembly, athletic competition, or any other school event, the following are deemed APPROPRIATE BEHAVIORS:

·         being active listeners

·         being courteous to and following directions of those in charge

·         cheering BOHS teams in a positive manner

·         entering event directly upon arrival

·         leaving backpacks and other personal belongings in previous class (rallies and assemblies)

·         remaining seated at the end of an assembly until dismissed by those in charge

·         showing appreciation by polite applause

·         showing identification/ASB card when asked by school authorities

·         sitting in assigned seating or section

Inappropriate behavior is not acceptable and will not be tolerated at any event.  Violators will be removed from the event.  School authorities will assign disciplinary consequences and contact parents or legal guardians to retrieve student violators.  Whether at a rally, assembly, athletic competition, or any other school event, the following are deemed INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIORS:

·         behaving in an unsportsmanlike manner while representing BOHS in the rooting section

·         bringing backpacks or other personal belongings to rallies and assemblies

·         eating or drinking at any event in the gymnasium or Performing Arts Center

·         engaging in rude behavior or commentary towards others in attendance

·         loitering outside an event in the parking or adjacent areas

·         pushing or shoving others

·         refusing to show identification/ASB card when asked by school authorities

·         sitting in the aisles or unassigned area, standing on seats, and leaning over rails or fences

·         talking, making distractive motions or noises, whistling, cheering, or stomping feet at events other than pep assemblies or athletic events

·         throwing any objects during any event

BICYCLE POLICY

Bicyclists are required to follow vehicle code provisions and ride defensively when operating in parking lots and on all school access roads.  If a bicycle is brought onto school pedestrian travel paths, students are expected to dismount and walk.  Unsafe riding practices will result in disciplinary action.  There is a state law requiring all cyclists under the age of 18 to wear a helmet.  Bicycle racks are located on the right-hand side as one turns into the staff parking area before reaching the wildcat statue.  This area is not supervised so bicycles should be locked and all items which can be taken should be removed.  The school is not responsible for bicycle damage or theft. 

BOOSTER CLUBS & OTHER SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS

Booster clubs perform valuable services for students and staff.  Without the support of our many booster groups, it would be impossible to have the depth and breadth of activity programs found at our school.  In addition to providing a variety of services, booster groups work throughout the year raising money to finance activities and scholarships.  The PTSA, Academic Booster Club, Speech Team, Japanese Club, Cheer, and Band Boosters raise funds for scholarships and program, while the many athletic booster groups raise funds which are used in part to offset the high cost of athletic equipment, and to provide funding for additional coaching personnel. Parent involvement in one or more of these groups is strongly encouraged.  For help in contacting booster club presidents, please call the Activities Office.

BUS TRANSPORTATION

The District has bus transportation available to students for a fee; however, some students may be exempt.  Specific information about transportation applications, pricing, bus rules and regulations, schedules, and routes can be found on the District website at http://bohs.bousd.us/ or by contacting the Transportation Office by the start of the new school year at 714-990-7837 or email atbuspass@bousd.k12.ca.us.

CELL PHONES & ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION

BOHS acknowledges the importance of electronic communication between students and parents, particularly in school-wide emergency situations as well as the need to protect precious instructional time from unnecessary disruption.  Students may possess electronic signaling devices such as cell phones but keep them deactivated during instructional time, while attending school-sponsored activities, or while under the direct supervision of a school district employee.  Students will be subject to school discipline for failure to comply with this policy.  Cell phones that ring during class will be confiscated.  No students will be prohibited from possessing or using an electronic signaling device that is determined by a licensed physician to be essential for the health of the student.  In permitting student possession of electronic signaling devices, the school assumes no liability for lost, stolen, or misused devices.  Parents, we ask for your cooperation to insure that students deactivate cell phones during instructional time.  Confiscated items can be picked-up at the Student Services Office during normal school hours.

CLOSED CAMPUS

For the safety of our students, BOHS is a closed campus, including the lunch period.  Off-campus permits will be limited to emergencies and verified doctor appointments only (this includes 18 year old students).  Off-campus stickers for the semester are placed on I.D. cards for students who must leave campus early everyday to attend off-campus ROP or Adult Ed classes.

DANCE REGULATIONS

A student identification card is required for admission to dances.  Discounts will be given to those students with a valid ASB card.  Tickets for informal dances are usually $7 with ASB card or $10 without and are sold at the door.  Tickets for the annual Sadies Dance are usually $30 per couple.  Tickets for semi-formal and formal dances are sold in advance, not at the door.  Ticket prices are usually $85 per couple for the Homecoming Dance and $130 per couple for the Prom.  Students must present a completed guest pass for an off-campus guest prior to purchasing a ticket.  Guest passes should be picked-up in the Activities Office during school hours.  One guest pass per student is allowed.  All guests must comply with the rules and regulations set forth for the students of BOHS.  Guests must be under the age of 21.

Students must enter a dance before the dance is one-half over (for example, at a dance with hours from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm, students/guests must enter the dance no later than 9:30 pm.  At a dance with hours from 8:00 pm to midnight, students/guests must enter the dance no later than 10:00 pm. Students/guests arriving after the halfway point will not be admitted and no refund of the ticket price will be given.  After entering the dance, no one will be permitted to re-enter after leaving. 

DELIVERIES & MESSAGES TO STUDENTS

BOHS values classroom instructional time.  Interruptions which disrupt a carefully planned lesson and detract from student learning are to be avoided.  Personal deliveries to students, such as flowers, balloons, candy, cards, etc., will not be accommodated for this reason.  Students will be informed that they can pick-up these items in the Attendance Office at the end of the day.  Food deliveries are not allowed unless done through a school club or organization.  Parents who bring forgotten books, lunch money, uniforms, P.E. clothes, or other similar items should take them to the Attendance Office.  Students will be paged during passing periods, snack, or lunch to pick-up these items.  They will not be delivered to class.  Personal messages to students will not be delivered except in an emergency.  In emergency cases, such as a family medical emergency, or issues involving student safety, parents should contact the Attendance Office and every effort will be made to deliver the message quickly.  Even though we encourage parents to plan ahead for medical appointments and rainy day transportation, we will make an effort to deliver last minute messages if we have the ability and it does not disrupt school operations

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

In the event of a major disaster, BOHS is prepared to care for and assist students and staff.  All students will evacuate to the stadium field where they will be kept until their parent or other authorized adult comes to retrieve them.  Students will be released only to persons listed on the emergency card.  If this information changes during the school year, it is imperative that parents notify the Attendance Office at 714-990-7850 x1227 or x1228.

At the time of a major disaster, access to the campus will be restricted, and parents will be directed to the designated student release area.  In most instances, this will be at the gate to the stadium access road found on Wildcat Way directly before Brea Canyon High School.  Parents or other authorized adults arriving to retrieve students should go to that location and be prepared to show photo identification before a student will be released. 

DONATIONS, FEES AND FUNDRAISING GUIDELINES

California law does not allow school districts to charge fees to students for curricular, co-curricular, or extracurricular activities.  The law does allow school districts to charge fees in specific situations.  Those permissible fees are outlined in a FAQ from the Orange County Department of Education’s Schools Legal Services division which is found on our school website at bohs.bousd.us.  Due to constraints resulting from reductions in State funding for schools over the past several years, BOUSD has looked to maintain the high level of programs expected by our community through the solicitation of donations from participants and their families.  This long-standing practice is still legal and acceptable.  The law is also very clear that all students must be allowed to participate in curricular, co-curricular, or extracurricular activities, without sanctions or limitations, regardless of whether a student or his/her family makes a donation.  BOUSD is working carefully with staff and all groups on campus to ensure that donations are requested only to help defer, or offset, the additional costs of running and maintaining our exceptional programs and activities at their current high level.  Without your support of these programs through your donations, BOUSD will be required to redesign these programs to match the very limited funding provided by the State.  While BOUSD will continue to offer as many programs as possible at no cost to students and their parents, please be aware that your voluntary donations help to make the experiences students have at our schools more enriched and extensive.

DRESS CODE & HYGIENE

Students must be dressed, groomed appropriately, and meet reasonable standards of hygiene for school at all times.  Clothing must be sanitary, neat, clean, and in good repair.  Clothing must provide appropriate coverage of the body.  Shoes must be worn at all times.  All tops and dresses must have straps across the shoulders.  The wearing of hats is at the discretion of the classroom teacher.  Student apparel may not detract from or interfere with any phase of the educational program, environment, general morale, or general image of the school. The following dress codes apply to all students while on campus or in attendance at any school event:

PROHIBITED

  • ACCESSORIES:  large metal buckles; dangerous or spiked jewelry; wallet chains; non-prescription dark glasses worn in the classroom
  • DRESSES & SKIRTS: backless dresses; very short or revealing dresses or skirts
  • FOOTWEAR:  not wearing shoes; inappropriate or dangerous footwear such as steel-toed shoes
  • HEADWEAR:  bandanas; doo-rags; hairnets; scarves
  • OTHER ATTIRE:  swimwear which does not cover backs, shoulders or midriffs
  • PANTS & SHORTS:  very short shorts; pants or shorts which expose undergarments
  • SHIRTS & BLOUSES:  tube tops or strapless tops; backless tops; white sleeveless undershirts worn as outerwear
  • UNDERGARMENTS: without appropriate outer clothing, or outer-clothing which exposes the undergarments

In addition, students may not wear clothing imprinted with inappropriate or offensive symbols or language that has the potential to distract from or disrupt the educational environment.  This includes but is not limited to the promotion of alcohol, drugs, tobacco, obscenities, sexual connotations, gang involvement, hate speech, any type of weapon, or acts of violence.  Students may not wear or possess apparel, accessories, jewelry or personal items with inscriptions that by virtue of color, arrangement, trademark, universal meaning or any other attributes, express or advocate racial, ethnic, religious, or other discriminatory prejudice. 

Finally, no list of dress guidelines for students can be written that will anticipate all potential dress and grooming extremes. In the case of questionable attire that is not specifically covered in the list above, BOHS personnel retains the sole discretion to make the final determination as to whether clothing, jewelry, and/or accessories meet acceptable standards.  Students dressed inappropriately will be asked to change or be sent home.  Disciplinary action will be taken for students not adhering to dress code policies as follows:

INCIDENT #1:  Depending on the circumstances, item may be confiscated, alternative clothing may be loaned, warning given, parent contacted, and/or student may be sent home.  Possible behavior contract, school suspension, and/or school transfer.

INCIDENT #2:  Depending on the circumstances, item may be confiscated, alternative clothing may be loaned, parent contacted, student may be sent home, and/or 1 hour of detention assigned.  Possible parent conference, behavior contract, school suspension, and/or school transfer.

INCIDENT #3:  Depending on the circumstances, item may be confiscated, alternative clothing may be loaned, parent conference held, 2 hours of detention assigned.  Possible behavior contract, school suspension, and/or school transfer.

INCIDENT #4:  Depending on the circumstances, item may be confiscated, alternative clothing may be loaned, parent conference held, behavior contract, Saturday School assigned.  Possible 1-5 days of home suspension, suspension from participation in co-curricular and extra-curricular programs and/or school activities, and/or school transfer.

INCIDENT #5:  Depending on the circumstances, item may be confiscated, alternative clothing may be loaned, parent conference held, student suspended from 1-5 days, suspension from participation in co-curricular and extra-curricular programs and/or school activities.  School transfer is possible due to status as a habitual violator.

EATING ON CAMPUS

In order to control vermin and maintain a clean campus, eating is to be confined to the food court, inner quad, and cafeteria at all times.  The Senior Court is an eating area only for twelfth graders.  Food and/or drinks should not be eaten on the athletic fields or in classrooms, computer labs, gymnasiums, hallways, locker rooms, Performing Arts Center, or the library unless the occasion it has been approved by the school.  Students are not allowed to eat in the student parking lots, in their cars, or in any out-of-bounds area.  All food and containers are to be disposed of in trash containers before entering the hallways.  Students may not place food or drink items on the top of walls adjacent to walkways and ramps for safety reasons.  Violation of this policy may result in disciplinary action.

HEALTH SERVICES & STUDENT MEDICATION

Any student who becomes ill during the school day and cannot attend classes should report to the Health Office.  The student's parent/legal guardian will be contacted and the student will be sent home.  The use of personal cell phones is discouraged.  All students who are leaving campus during a school day MUST have an Off-Campus Pass (OCP).  Any accident which occurs on the school campus will be processed through the Health Office and an administrator.  Paramedics will be called when necessary and parents notified.  Parents wishing to follow up on an ill student may call the Health Office at (714) 990-7850 x 1232.   A student should not come to school if he or she has a fever of 100+ degrees or has been vomiting.  The student should be symptom free for 24 hours before returning to school.  All contagious diseases or long-term illnesses must be reported to the Health Office as soon as possible.  Re-admittance to school after any contagious disease must be accompanied with a doctor’s note stating that the student is no longer contagious.  Further information may be obtained by calling the Health Office.

No medication of any kind is allowed on campus, including over-the-counter medications such as Advil, Tylenol, ibuprofen, Midol, etc.  Medication may be kept in Health Office with District Form #SS101 on file.  This form may be downloaded from the district website.  If medication is to be administered at school, all of the following conditions must be met:

  1. A written statement signed by the licensed authorized healthcare provider or dentist specifying the reason for the medication, the name, dosage, time route, side effect; and specific instructions for emergency treatment must be on file at school.
  2. A signed request from the parent/guardian must be on file at school.
  3. Medication must be delivered to the school by the parent/guardian or other responsible adult.
  4. Medication must be in the student’s original, labeled pharmacy container written in English.
  5. All liquid medication must be accompanied by an appropriate measuring device.
  6. Any tablets requiring partial doses (¼ or ½) must be sent to school already cut or divided.
  7. A separate form is required for each medication.

Students on daily medication should leave a three-day supply of the medication with the Health Office as a safeguard against a possible disaster during school hours, especially if the school may not be able to release a student for home. 

IDENTIFICATION CARDS AND STICKERS

Student identification cards (I.D.) must be carried by students at all times while on campus and at off-campus school functions.  In order to purchase tickets to any BOHS school activity, an I.D. card is required.  Student I.D. cards are issued to all students free of charge.   Pictures for all returning students are taken in the spring.  Any student who did not have his or her I.D. picture taken in the spring will have his or her I.D. picture taken in August or September.  All student yearbook pictures are taken in September.  New student I.D. cards may be obtained during snack or at lunch in the Activities Office.  After the initial I.D. card is issued, replacement I.D. cards will cost $10. 

If a student purchased an ASB sticker and has lost his or her card, there will be a $10 replacement fee.  Students are no longer eligible for the privileges associated with the ASB sticker unless the $10 replacement fee is paid.  In the event the original ASB card is found, $5 of the $10 replacement fee will be refunded to the student. 

All students, who leave campus before the end of the regular school day because they have a zero period class or attend any off-campus class, must have a minimum day sticker attached to their I.D. card.  Minimum day stickers are obtained from the Guidance Office. 

INTERNET ACCESS

Internet access can be obtained from almost every computer on campus.  Computers are available for student use in the College and Career Center, Library, and computer labs when available.  Students will be granted access to the Internet unless their parents sign a non-access form and file it with the Activities Office.  Students must follow the guidelines for acceptable Internet use or risk losing the computer privileges and face disciplinary consequences.                                                                                                                                                                                

LIBRARY

The BOHS library is the research center of campus.  Students can choose from a collection of thousands of books, magazines, and pamphlets, as well as several newspapers and online program subscriptions.  A computerized database system helps students easily find subjects and titles they need.  Computers are available to access online programs, software, and word processing capabilities.  Students can get help before school, during snack or lunch, and after school.  Students must have a pass from their teacher to visit the library during any class period.  A copy machine is available for student use at minimal cost.  Students are to return all borrowed materials within the due date so that others may use them.  There is a late fine of 20 cents per school day.  Overdue fines or replacement charges for lost books which are not paid may result in the withholding of report cards, transcripts, and diplomas.  Seniors with debts will not participate in the graduation ceremony.

LOCKERS & LOCKER ROOM ACCESS

A limited number of book lockers are available for the convenience of our students.  Students using lockers do so at their own risk and maintain financial responsibility for any school issued items and personal items stored in them.  Book lockers may be requested by students who do not currently have an ASB, athletics, or physical education locker.  These lockers are located outside the P.E. locker rooms.  Book lockers are assigned through the Activities Office.  Students must provide their own locks.  Locks are available for purchase at the Activities Office.  Students are advised not to leave their valuables unattended in thelocker rooms, classrooms, or on the campus grounds.  The school is not responsible for damaged, lost, missing, or stolen items stored in lockers on campus.

Student access to the P.E. locker rooms for the purpose of textbook exchange is limited to the ten (10) minutes during snack break (9:55 – 10:05 am on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays; 10:35 – 10:45 am on Wednesdays) and during the first ten (10) minutes of lunch (12:05 – 12:15 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays; 12:25 – 12:35 pm on Wednesdays).  Students are not allowed access to the P.E. locker rooms during class time due to supervision and safety concerns.

NONDISCRIMINATION

All district or school programs and activities are free from discrimination, including harassment, with respect to ethnic group, religion, gender, color, race, national origin, physical or mental disability, and sexual orientation.  (Board Policies 0410, 1312.3, 6164.6)

The Governing Board shall ensure equal opportunities for all students in admission and access to the educational program, guidance and counseling programs, athletic programs, testing procedures, and other activities.  Eligibility for choral and cheerleading groups shall be determined solely on the basis of objective competencies.  School staff and volunteers shall carefully guard against segregation, bias, and stereotyping in instruction, guidance, and supervision.  (Board Policies 1240, 6145.2, 6162.5)

The school may provide girls and boys with separate shower rooms and sex education classes in order to protect student modesty.  In physical education, when objective standards have an adverse effect on students because of their gender, race, ethnic group, or disability, other standards shall be sued to measure achievement and create comparable educational opportunities.

Pursuant to guidelines issued by the Office of Civil rights (OCR) in March 1994 related to its reviews of racial incidents and harassment against students at educational institutions, the OCR may find a district liable when one or more students create a racially hostile environment which the district failed to correct when it knew about the situation or could have discovered it by means of a reasonable inquiry.  OCR compliance letters indicate that a similar standard is applied to sexual harassment cases.  A hostile environment exists when harassment is sufficiently severe, pervasive or persistent so as to interfere with or limit the student’s ability to participate in or benefit from school services, activities or privileges.  The district’s response to racial conduct will be judged for reasonableness, timeliness, and effectiveness.

Policies and procedures related to harassment must also be consistent with First Amendment rights to free speech.  Education Code 48950 provides that no district with one or more high schools shall make or enforce any rule subjecting a high school student to disciplinary sanctions solely on the basis of speech or other communication that would be constitutionally protected if engaged in outside of campus.  Education Code 48950 specifically states that it does not prohibit discipline for harassment, threats or intimidation unless constitutionally protected.  As a general rule, harassment, threats and intimidation directed at an individual or group are not constitutionally protected, and whether such speech might be entitled to constitutional protection would be determined on a case-by-case basis, with consideration for the specific words used and the circumstances involved.

The Board prohibits intimidation or harassment of any student by any employee, student, or other person in the district.  Staff shall be alert and immediately responsive to student conduct, which may interfere with another student’s ability to participate in or benefit from school services, activities, or privileges.

PARKING LOT ACCESS & DRIVING ON CAMPUS

Due to supervision and safety concerns, students are not permitted to loiter in the parking lot before, during, or after school.  Students are not allowed to sit in their cars, eat, or loiter in the parking lot because it is considered an out-of-bounds area except during designated “windows of accessibility” when students are allowed access to their vehicles to exchange books.   These designated “windows of accessibility” are during snack (9:55 – 10:05 am on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays and 10:35 – 10:45 am on Wednesdays) as well as the first fifteen (15) minutes of lunch (12:05 – 12:20 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and  Fridays and 12:25 – 12:40 pm on Wednesdays).  Students are permitted to visit the parking lot only for the length of time required to exchange books or retrieve their snack or bagged lunch. 

All California vehicle code regulations apply on campus.  Pedestrians have the uncontested right of way at all times.  The maximum speed limit in parking lots is 10 MPH.  Drivers are expected to drive safely at all times.  Unsafe driving practices will not be tolerated.  The school may invoke disciplinary consequences for unsafe driving on the way to or from school, on Wildcat Way, and on all other school and adjacent property, and at other venues when attending school sanctioned activities.  Violations will result in disciplinary consequences, including but not limited to revocation of parking privileges, detention, in-house suspension, suspension from school, suspension from participation in athletics, co-curricular programs and/or school activities. 

PARKING PERMITS

BOHS parking permits are available to seniors, juniors, and sophomores who possess a valid California driver’s license.  Prices are $35 for the year ($20 with ASB card) and if issued during second semester, they are half price. Students must bring the following when applying for a parking permit:  completed and signed permit application card (all information is required); current valid California driver’s license, or the original DMV interim paper driver’s license; and current year BOHS I.D. card with student photo.  Students must present original documents, photocopies are not acceptable.

Parking permits are initially available during August Registration days.  After school starts, permits will be issued in the Student Services Office on a first come, first served basis.  Permits will be available for purchase during snack, lunch, and after-school at the Activities Office.  If a permit needs to be replaced for any reason, there is an additional $20 charge.  Parents and students are advised that the following parking rules apply:

  1. SPACES:  Parking is on a first-come, first-served basis.  A parking permit does not guarantee a parking space.  Availability of spaces may vary each day.  If there is not a parking space available when a student arrives at school, it is the student’s responsibility to locate a campus supervisor or administrator to be directed to an authorized parking location if any is available.  Students must park in the lot that corresponds to the permit.  Students cannot take up more than one space.  Parking is not permitted in No Parking/Red Zones/Handicap/ Staff spaces or other unauthorized areas.
  2. PERMIT LOCATION:  Permits must hang from the rearview mirror on the front windshield, and be easily seen at all times.  If the permit is lying on the dashboard, or falls from the mirror, it is not easily visible thus making students subject to a ticket that will not be voided.  Students should note that the California Vehicle Code requires that the permit be removed before driving the vehicle.
  3. DRIVING DIFFERENT CARS:  Permits are issued to a specific car and license plate.  If a student drives a different car than the one registered on the permit, students must notify the Student Services Office to temporarily switch the permit to that car or obtain a temporary parking permit.  Parking permits are required at all times, so forgetting to get a permit, or not having time in the morning, are not acceptable excuses if a student receives a ticket.
  4. VIOLATIONS:  Parking permits may be revoked at any time as a disciplinary consequence for the following violations:  disobeying parking rules, possession of a lost or stolen permit, loaning a permit to another student, using a parking permit not issued to the student by the Student Services Office, stealing another student’s permit, falsely obtaining a permit, leaving campus without an off-campus as well as vehicle, speeding, and/or reckless driving on campus or adjacent property.

The Brea Police Department may patrol campus parking areas and may issue citations. In addition, our campus supervisors and administrators will monitor the parking lot and are authorized to write City of Brea Police Department tickets as necessary.  All tickets are sent to the Brea Police Department for processing and will affect a student’s drivers’ license renewal if not paid.  Once tickets are issued, they cannot be voided.

PEDESTRIAN SAFETY

Pedestrians have the right of way under the California vehicle code; however, students are expected to follow safe pedestrian practices on campus.  When being dropped-off, students should always exit on the lane nearest the curb.  When walking in the parking lot, students should stay as far out of the traffic path as possible.  When crossing all vehicle access roads or travel ways, students should stop and proceed with extreme caution.  Students may not ride on the bumpers or running boards of vehicles on campus.  Students who violate safety practices while on campus, on the way to or from school, or at other school activity venues can expect school disciplinary consequences.

PERSONAL USE ITEMS

In order to minimize classroom disturbance and theft on campus, it is advised that students do not bring personal use items such as cell phones, radios, iPods, CD players, portable computerized games, or other hand-held devices to school.  BOHS assumes no responsibility for personal use items which are lost or stolen. 

SCHOOL DEBTS

All school debts must be paid at the Data Technician’s office located in the Main Office as soon as possible.  In some cases, cash only payments may be accepted.  Students with outstanding debts may be restricted from purchasing tickets to dances or other designated activities.  In addition, transcripts, diplomas, yearbooks, and/or participation in designated activities may be withheld.

SMOKING AND TOBACCO

Smoking and use of tobacco products are individual and public health hazards.  BOUSD forbids smoking, or the use of smokeless tobacco, or any other tobacco product on school grounds or in any facility in the district.  Student violators will be assigned disciplinary consequences.  Reference:  BOUSD Board Policy 1335: Public Activities Involving Staff, Student, or School Facilities

SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS

On-campus surveillance cameras are utilized to protect school property and prevent theft or vandalism.  The cameras are not intended to protect individuals or guarantee public safety.

UNIFORM COMPLAINT PROCEDURES

State law requires schools to provide the following: 

  1. There should be sufficient textbooks and instructional materials.  Each student, including English learners, must have a textbook, or instructional materials, or both, to use in class and to take home.
  2. School facilities must be clean, safe, and maintained in good repair.  Good repair means that the facility is maintained in a manner that assures that it is clean, safe and functional as determined by the Office of Public School Construction.
  3. There should be no teacher vacancies or misassignments.  Misassignment means the placement of a certificated employee in a teaching or services position for which the employee does not hold a legally recognized certificate or credential or the placement of a certificated employee in a teaching or services position that the employee is not otherwise authorized by statute to hold.  Teacher vacancy means a position to which a single designated certificated employee has not be assigned at the beginning of the school year for the entire year or, if the position is for a one-semester course, a position to which a single designated certificated employee has not been assigned at the beginning of the semester for the entire semester.
  4. Pupils, including English learners, who have not passed one or both parts of the high school exit examination by the end of 12th grade, are entitled to receive intensive instruction and services for up to two years after completion of 12th grade, or until the pupil has passed both parts of the examination, whichever comes first.
  5. California law does not allow school districts to charge fees to students for curricular, co-curricular, or extracurricular activities.  The law does allow school districts to charge fees in specific situations.  These permissible fees are outlined in a document attainable from the school website.

A complaint form may be obtained at the school office or district office and can be downloaded from the California Department of Education at www.cde.ca.gov/re/cp/uc.

VISITORS AND VOLUNTEERS

BOHS does not allow student visitors on campus for safety and liability reasons.  Adult visitors and volunteers must sign-in and secure a visitor's pass from the Main Office.  We love having parents involved in their student’s education and school activities; however, we ask that parents do not walk on campus and into classrooms without making prior arrangements with teachers or obtaining a visitor’s pass.

WORK PERMITS

Working for most students is a means to supplement their income over and above what is offered by their parents.  There are many opportunities for students to work on a part-time basis for many local employers.  California law states that all minors under the age of 18 must have a current work permit on file with the employer.  The basic purpose of the work permit laws is to prevent a minor’s employment from impairing his or her health, safety, and progress in school.  Students aged 14 and 15 may not work more than 3 hours per day and not more than 18 hours per week.  Students aged 15 and 16 may not work more than 4 hours per day and not more than 20 hours per week.  A new work permit must be obtained when a student changes employers.  Work permits can be valid for up to one year and are renewable on September 15th unless otherwise stated.  Students who have graduated from high school or have passed the GED or the CHSPE and are under the age of 18 are not required to obtain a work permit.  Students do not need a work permit for babysitting, mowing lawns, doing odd jobs, or having a paper route.

Work permits will be issued using the following procedure:   First, the student must receive a job offer.  Second, the student obtains a work permit application from the Guidance Office to take to the employer and parent for completion.  Third, the student returns the completed work permit application to the Guidance Office where grades, attendance and proof of age are verified.  In order for a student to be eligible for a work permit, he or she must meet the same 2.0 GPA criterion as required for co-curricular participation eligibility.  If a student has less than a 2.0 GPA, he or she will be granted a probationary work permit set to expire at the next quarter marking period.  This probation period gives the student the opportunity to improve his or her grades to meet the eligibility requirements.  If the student fails to meet the eligibility requirements for two consecutive quarters, the work permit will be revoked by the school.  If at the next quarter marking period, the student’s grades have reach a 2.0 GPA or better, the work permit can be reinstated.


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