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Parent Information

Students are expected to:
  • Attend school every day except when ill.

  • Attend every class on time.

  • Be responsible for all class work.

 

The following information is required when reporting an absence:

  • Student Name and I.D. number

  • Date of Absence(s)

  • Reason for Absence

  • Name of parent/guardian reporting absence.

 

Report absences to the attendance line at (323) 887-3090 Ext. 4173

 

Truant/Cutting class

Truancy is defined as any absence from school or class without permission. Any of the following will be considered class truancy AND MAY BE CITED BY POLICE:

  • Failing to attend class and not having a valid excuse.

  • Leaving any class under false pretenses.

  • Leaving a class or school grounds without permission.

  • Being reported by staff member on campus during an all-day absence.

  • 15 or more minutes late to class.

  • Loitering on campus during instructional time.

  • Unexcused absences are considered Truants and will be dealt with accordingly.

 

Tardies

Tardies will be monitored electronically on a daily basis every period.  Please note the following consequences:

1st - 7th Tardy-Warning

8th Tardy-Parent letter

9th  Tardy - Detention

10th Tardy-Saturday School

11th Tardy –Student Success Team meeting with parent and student

 

Failure to comply with consequences noted above will result in further disciplinary action, including , but not limited to restricted participation in school activities.

 

School Policies and Procedures

 

Permission to leave during school hours:

Permission to leave school before the close of the instructional day may be obtained from the Administration and Guidance offices

  • ONLY parents, guardians or people listed on the emergency card can request a permit to leave campus

  •  Parents, guardians or persons listed on the emergency card MUST come to the office and present their valid identification card

 

Student Drop off, pick up and parking areas

  • Students being dropped off in the morning:  Do not drop-off students in the front of school; all students are to be dropped off in the upper parking lot before school.  It is best if you use the Vail Street or the Westmoreland Avenue entrance.

  • Students being picked up after school:  Please arrange to pick up students in the upper parking lot using the Vail street entrance.  Students may also be picked up behind the school on Westmoreland Ave.  The front entrance to the school is closed to the public from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (or until all school buses have cleared the front entrance to school).

  • Students are not allowed in any parking area during school hours

  • Motor Vehicles on Campus:  For security purposes, all students who drive to school must display a Schurr issued Parking permit at all times.  Parking permits will be issued for $25.00 with proof of valid driver’s license.  Cars must be parked in the upper parking lot and motorcycles in the bicycle area near the cafeteria.  Students are not allowed to be in their cars during school hours.  Reckless driving and or driving at unsafe speeds will result in disciplinary action and loss of parking privilege. 

 

General School Information

Identification Cards: All students will be issued an ID card with a lanyard that must be displayed at all times.  All school functions require a valid school ID.  School ID cards will be issued to students at the beginning of the school year during the registration process.  Students can replace lost ID cards at the student store.

  • Schurr High School is a closed campus: Students may not leave campus during nutrition or lunch.  All students are to remain on campus unless they have obtained a Permit to Leave School Grounds from the office.  This includes seniors.

  • Deliveries: We will not accept deliveries for students. This includes, but not limited to, flowers, balloons, food baskets, gift items, food deliveries, etc.

  • Fundraising: Only Schurr sponsored fundraising is allowed on campus.

  • Inappropriate Displays of Affection: Inappropriate displays will be referred to the Assistant Principal’s office and dealt with accordingly

  • Skateboards:  skateboards are prohibited on campus; they will be confiscated and returned to their parent/guardian

  • Transportation: In the interest of safety and to avoid personal injury, all passengers are expected to conduct themselves in a proper and orderly manner and obey, the bus driver at all times. Continued disorderly conduct or persistent refusal to submit to the authority of the driver shall be sufficient reason for denial of pupil transportation. Riding a school bus is a privilege, not a right.

  • Chewing Gum:  Chewing gum is not permitted on campus at any time

  • Food on Campus:  No food or drink is allowed in classrooms

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Graffiti/ Vandalism:  Graffiti/Vandalism will not be tolerated and will be dealt with accordingly by administration and law enforcement.  Students may not possess items that may contribute to vandalism such as, but not limited to, spray paint, markers, spray paint tips, slap tags, and etching tools and can be cited for possession.

 

  • Electronic Devices:  Students are permitted to have in their possession an electronic device (e.g., cell phone, iPod, etc.) on campus during the school day, while attending school sponsored activities, or while under the supervision of a school district employee. Cellular phones are to be turned off during instructional time.  In permitting student possession of such devices, the district assumes no liability for the loss, damage, confiscation or its misuse by another person. Failure to comply with cell phone usage policy will result in further disciplinary action.

  • Blocked Telephone Numbers–We provide teachers with the TeleParent System to notify parents of classroom absences and academic progress. If you block your telephone number, you will not receive important information.  

  • School Loop-Please register for School Loop to access and monitor the academic progress for your child.  Please visit Schurr High School’s website for additional information: 

Schurr High School Website  

 

The Board of Education, School Site Council, PTSA and USB has adopted the following dress code, which is in effect the first day of school.  Please read and adhere to the dress code.

  • NO oversized clothing such as baggy pants
  • Waist band of pants must be at the hips or above

  • Skirts, shorts, or skorts that are shorter than a closed fist with arms resting at the sides is not permitted

  • No undergarments showing

  • No see-through clothing or clothing that is revealing

  • No T-shirts with inappropriate saying or references, i.e., drugs, alcohol, sex, gangs, offensive language, etc.

  • No bare midriffs

  • Hats are permitted as long as they are not a distraction. They must be worn appropriately (bill forward), not indoors and free from any inappropriate displays

  • Dark glasses are not to be worn in the classroom, except with a doctor’s note

  • Sandals without back straps will not be permitted.   

  • Students who dress inappropriately for school will be asked to change their clothes

  • The dress code may be changed at any time for the safety and well-being of the school

  • Any clothing that is inappropriate or poses a perceived threat to students and staff will be prohibited.

 

PUPIL SERVICES, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

Rules and regulations are established for the purpose of maintaining an atmosphere conducive to learning. Students who do not comply with such rules and regulations may be counseled, asked to make restitution, suspended, transferred to an alternative program, or in extreme cases, expelled and/or arrested depending on the circumstances.

 

School Resource Officer:  The School Resource Officer (SRO) is assigned to Schurr High School to help maintain the safety of the school community.

 

Causes for Suspension/ Expulsion

The following occurrences are not permitted on campus or at any school function at any time. Violations will result in suspension, possible arrest and/or recommendation for expulsion (EC48900).

  1. Caused, attempted to cause, or threatened to cause serious physical injury to another person (assault/battery)

  2. Possessed, sold or otherwise furnished any actual firearm, knife, explosive, or other dangerous object, or another object resembling a dangerous object

  3. Unlawfully possessed, used, sold, or otherwise furnished, or been under the influence of any controlled substance, and alcoholic beverage, or an intoxicant of any kind

  4. Unlawfully offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell any controlled substance, an alcoholic beverage, or an intoxicant of any kind, and then either sold, delivered or otherwise furnished to any person another liquid, substance, or material as a controlled substance, alcoholic beverage or intoxicant

  5. Committed, caused, or attempted to commit robbery or extortion

  6. Caused or attempted to cause damage to school property or private property

  7. Stolen or attempted to steal school property or private property

  8. Possessed or used tobacco, or any products containing tobacco or nicotine products, including, but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, miniature cigars, clove cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, sniff, chew packets, and betel

  9. Committed an obscene act or engaged in habitual profanity or vulgarity

  10. Had unlawful possession of, or unlawfully offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell any drug paraphernalia

  11. Disruption of school activities or otherwise willfully defied to valid authority of supervisors, teachers, administrators, school officials or other school personnel engaged in the performance of their duties; DEFIANCE MEANS A STUDENT DOES NOT FOLLOW ORDERS OF SCHOOL OFFICIALS

  12. Knowingly received stolen school property or private property

  13. Possessed an imitation firearm. As used in this, “limitation firearm” means a replica of a firearm that it is so substantially similar in physical properties to an existing firearm as to lead a reasonable person to conclude that the replica is a firearm

  14. Committed or attempted to commit a sexual assault, or committed a sexual battery

  15. Harassed, threatened, or intimidated a pupil who is a complaining witness or witness in a school disciplinary proceeding for the purpose of either preventing that pupil from being a witness or retaliating against that pupil for being a witness, or both

  16. Unlawfully offered, arranged to sell negotiated to sell or sold prescription drug.

  17. Engaged in, or attempt to engage in, hazing

  18. Engaged in an act of bullying, including, but not limited to, bullying committed by means of an electronic act directed specifically toward a pupil or school personnel

In addition to the reasons specified above, sexual harassment (EC48900.2), hate violence (EC48900.3), harassment or intimidation (EC48900.4), and terrorist threats (EC48900.7) may result in suspension, arrest, and/or recommendation for expulsion.

 

Sexual Harassment

 

The Montebello Unified School District Board of Education prohibits unlawful sexual harassment of, or by any student by anyone in, or from the district.  Any student of the school district who believes that she or he has been the victim of sexual harassment is urged to bring the problem to the attention of a school site staff member so that appropriate action can be taken to resolve the problem.

Schurr High School recognizes that a critical part of effective schooling is parent * involvement. The school and the home cannot be looked at in isolation from one another; families and schools need to collaborate to help children adhere to the responsibilities of being successful students.
 

Research has shown that involvement by parents as partners in their children’s education contributes greatly to student achievement and conduct.

  1. Families provide the primary educational environment.  An educational environment is a quiet, positive place at home where your child can complete homework.
  2. Parent involvement in their children’s education improves student achievement.
  3. Parent involvement in their children’s education is more important to student success than family income or education.
  4. Parent involvement with the school is most effect when it is supportive long-lasting and well planned.
  5. The benefits of parent involvement for students are not limited to early childhood or the elementary grades; positive benefits continue on through high school and college.
  6. Parents must be involved in supporting their children’s education at home, and to ensure the quality of schools in serving the community, parents must be involved at all levels in schools.

The staff of Schurr High School believes that the education of its students is a responsibility shared with parents. The school’s primary responsibility shall be to provide a high-quality curriculum and instructional program in a supportive and effective learning environment that enable all students to meet the academic expectations set forth in the California Academic Standards.

Parents shall have the responsibility and opportunity to work with the schools in a mutually supportive and respectful partnership with the goal of helping their children succeed in school.

*Parent refers to any caregiver who has responsibility for the caring for a child including parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, foster parents,      stepparents, older siblings. Etc.

Parent Involvement Policy

Parent involvement as described in this policy shall be developed with the assistance of parents, agreed to by parent, incorporated in the school’s Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPFSA),  reviewed and updated annually by parents, and readily available to the local community.

All parents are invited and encouraged to attend an annual meeting which shall be held in the fall (i.e. Back to School Night) at a time and date that is convenient for the parent community. A written notice (in English, Spanish, and to the extent possible, other languages as needed) shall be sent to all parents and will include the rights of parents to be actively involved in supporting their children’s academic achievement. Parents will also receive a description of services provided to children participating in the SCE program.

Each year parents shall be invited to attend a number of regularly scheduled meetings (such as School Site Council (SSC), Bilingual Advisory Committee (BAC), Parent Teacher Association (PTA), College Night, Back to School Night, etc., that are planned at times convenient for their participation. The goal of these meetings is to keep parents informed regarding the progress of students in the core academic program, intervention programs and other issues pertaining to Schurr High School.  In addition, parents will receive specific information about the SCE program participants and program implementation. Through these meetings, parents will be involved, on an on-going basis, in the planning, review and improvement of programs, including the Parent Involvement Policy and school plan.

The principal and school staff shall provide timely information about curriculum, local and state assessment results, the proficiency level students are expected to meet, the status of the school’s Annual Proficiency Index (API) and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) and funds received through State Compensatory Education (SCE). Parents will be informed, on an ongoing basis, about student support programs, classroom activities and school events. They will provide suggestions for, and receive information and training on family and education related topics to assist them with their children.

Shared Responsibilities

The school staff and parents shall jointly develop a home-school compact that explains how parents, students and school staff will share responsibility for improved student academic achievement. The compact shall be reviewed annually and modified as needed. The compact shall 

  • Be signed by all parties – parent, student, teacher(s) and principal and a copy given to the parent and student.
  • Describe how the school staff will be responsible for providing a high-quality instructional program that enables all students to meet the California academic standards and for providing a safe, nurturing learning environment for all students.
  • Explain how parents will be responsible for supporting their child’s learning by monitoring attendance, homework competition, television viewing, use of electronic devices and participating in decisions relating to the child’s education.
  • Describe how students will take responsibility for coming to school to work as learners.

 

Building Parent Involvement

To ensure effective involvement of parents and to support a partnership among the school, parents, and community that will improve student achievement, the school shall –

Provide regularly scheduled informational meetings and workshops to address topics requested and needed by parents. To address the requirements in the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Title 1,  Section 1118, the school shall enable parent to gain a better understanding of the following:

  • State academic content standards and achievement goals all students are expected to meet.
  • How to monitor their children’s progress through interpreting state and local assessment reports and student progress reports.
  • Strategies to use at home to support their child’s academic achievement, such as monitoring the completion of homework and school assignments, reading with their child, working with mathematics, literacy training, etc.
  • Effective use of resources provided on the parent bulletin, located in the Administration building, that support and encourage parental involvement in their children’s education.

 

School staff shall be educated, with the assistance of parents, in the value of parent contributions, and how to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners in their children’s education by using strategies to:

  • Ensure the information related to school and parent programs, meetings, workshops, and other activities is sent in parent-friendly format, via  Teleparent, to the extent practical, in a language parents understand.
  • Implement and coordinate parent programs that build ties between parents and the school, such as opportunities to support the school through volunteering their time, and when appropriate, offer classroom/teacher support and after school activities such as translating or tutoring.
  • Become knowledgeable about parent’s rights as specified in California statues and in the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Title 1, Part A.

 

To further the goal of effective parent involvement, school staff will:

  • Examine and adopt model parent involvement programs such as the PTA’s National Standards for Parent/Family Involvement.
  • Encourage and inform parents of the leadership roles available to effectively serve on the PTA, Safe-School Committee, and the School Site Council.
  • Organize a parent group (i.e. PTA) for the purpose of supporting parent involvement activities at the school and enhancing the leadership skills of parent in working with other parents.
  • Reach outside the school through Regional Occupational Program (ROP) to form alliances with community-based agencies and businesses to connect families in need of assistance to appropriate support services.
  • Consider hiring a parent/community representative to serve as a liaison between school and community to increase parent communication and participation (Funded through SCE).

 

Accessibility

The school, to the extent practical, shall provide parents with limited English proficiency opportunities to fully participate in school sponsored activities by using translation at all meetings and workshops and by sending written notices and reports in language, to the extent possible, that parents understand.