Weber High School

School Policies

WEBER HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION AND POLICIES 

ACTIVITY ID CARDS:  Upon payment of the activity fee, each student will receive an activity ID card with Photo ID.  Students are required to carry and display their ID card at all times. This includes admission to school dances. ID cards should be worn on a clip or lanyard, clearly visible above the students waist. The card will be used for identification, student check-in/check-out, cafeteria and media center services, transactions with the bookkeeper, and will be required for admission to activities, games, and stomps.  This card entitles students to attend many of the school functions held during the year free or at reduced rates.  The activity card must be used only by the person to whom it is issued.  Any violation of this rule may result in forfeiture of the card.  Students are encouraged to participate in as many of the extracurricular activities as possible. The replacement fee for lost cards is $5.00.

ASSEMBLIES:       Students are encouraged to attend and support assemblies.  Proper conduct includes being attentive, appreciative and respectful.  Students should refrain from talking, whistling, or shouting out during the program.  Students should not walk on or put feet on the chairs in the auditorium.  Inappropriate behavior may result in loss of assembly privileges and or cancellation of the assembly.  Students should be prompt going to assemblies and plan on staying during the entire performance.  STUDENTS ARE NOT TO LEAVE CAMPUS DURING ASSEMBLIES.   A student who leaves campus during an assembly without properly checking out will be marked truant. Students are not allowed to be in the halls during assemblies. The cafeteria and commons is provided for students not wishing to attend an assembly.

ATTENDANCE:    A student must sign in at the attendance office when arriving late, and must sign out when leaving the building or campus during the school day (other than during their lunch time) or he/she will be considered truant from classes.  If your student is absent, please call the school attendance office between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. at 801-476-3705 or 801-476-3719. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF PARENTS TO CALL WHEN A STUDENT IS ABSENT. After 10 days an absence cannot be excused.  Special arrangements need to be made in the case of prolonged absences.  

Absences will still count against attendance credit unless a doctor’s note is provided or they have been pre-arranged (see Pre-Arranged absences section below).  Special arrangements need to be made in the case of prolonged or prearranged absences. If a student’s illness causes him/her to miss multiple days, please provide a doctor’s note to prevent the absences from counting against his/her attendance credit. 

Absences - Pre-Arranged: If parents request to have their student excused from school for a reason other than illness or family emergencies, arrangements may be made in advance. Students pick up and complete a Pre-Arranged Absence Form from the attendance office to have all of their teachers sign. It must be returned to the attendance office prior to the absence.

Pre-arranged absences are typically a minimum of three days in duration and will not count against attendance credit.

A student more than 20 minutes late or missing 20 minutes or more of class will be marked absent.

 

ATTENDANCE POLICY:  Weber High follows the Weber School District Attendance/Citizenship Policy.  The complete policy may be reviewed from WSD.net/Board/Board/Article 4 – Students.

A.     Absences:  Five absences in any class during any term will result in a loss of .25 units of attendance credit in each class involved.  Students will lose .25 attendance credit on the 8th absence in their Flex class.  Allowances may be made for pre-arranged absence, students experiencing a long term illness, or absences incurred for circumstances beyond the student’s control.  Absences will appear on the portal daily so that students and parents can keep track of a student’s attendance.

a.     Doctor excused absence: A written letter, on letterhead, from a doctor will excuse an absence and may not count against attendance credit. There must be a separate note for each day a student is absent. Each note must be submitted to the attendance secretary within 10 days of each absence.

b.     Parent excused absence: A parent or guardian must call the attendance secretary within 10 days of an absence to excuse the absence. Absences must be excused in order for the student to make up any work missed. A parent excuse still counts against attendance credit.

B.     Tardies:  Attendance credit will be lost if the student has 5 or more tardies in any class during the quarter or is caught in 4 or more Hall Sweeps during the year.  Students will lose .25 attendance credit on the 8th tardy in their Flex class.     

C.     Truancy:  Truancy is defined as being absent without parent, teacher or administrative approval.   Two truancies in any class will result in the loss of attendance credit.  A student is considered truant if he/she is not in class and is not excused from class, arrives at school but does not attend class, obtains permission to go to a certain place but does not report there, is in the hall or other areas of the school during class time without a hall pass (leaves class without teacher permission), does not check in properly when arriving late for school, leaves school without checking out properly.  Truancy may result in a zero for any assignments/tests missed or due that day.  

ATTENDANCE CREDIT MAKE-UP OPTIONS AND PROCEDURES:           In Weber School District all attendance credit loss over .75 must be made up before graduation and to meet eligibility requirements for athletics, team events, student government, and all other activities in which students represent any WSD High School.

Community Service Hours: 

Students who need to make up attendance credit loss (more than .75 overall credit loss), may be required to accomplish community service requirements.  Every 10 hours of community service (off campus) worked will reinstate .25 attendance credit.  Community service credit will be awarded after necessary fees are paid to the bookkeeper.  A $15 fee is charged per .25 attendance credit loss, with a maximum limit of $90 fee for a student’s high school career.  The receipt for payment of these fees must be attached to the community service credit sheet/contract obtained from the school attendance coordinator.

School Service Hours:  To encourage students with attendance issues to “give back” to the school/district.  These activities include but are not limited to...cleanup after games/activities, weeding and planting, preparing of fields and facilities for games/ activities etc.  All service hours done at any school must be done under the supervision and direction of the custodial staff and/or the athletic director.  They will sign off on all hours worked.  Exceptions to this must be pre-approved by a Weber High administrator.  Service hours completed at Weber High School will be doubled with a maximum of 60 hours (doubled to 120) worked.  

Guidelines:  Community service hours and other attendance recovery options can only be made up at pre-approved sites and must be pre-approved by the attendance coordinator.  

      The attendance coordinator may contact any person/organization associated with attendance credit make-up to verify a student’s performance and/or hours worked.

      Community service hours worked at a non-approved site will not count toward attendance credit make-up. 

      Hours worked must be on-site, in the presence of the approved supervisor, and work cannot be taken home to complete.

      Approved supervisors cannot be related to the student nor have a personal connection to the student/family. 

      Students may not miss any class time to make up hours.  If this is the case, the hours worked while the student was missing class will not be counted.

      Students may not receive pay or other benefits for hours worked.

      Organizations must be non-profit and community based.

      Hours worked must be documented on the school’s community service credit sheet/contract and signed by the pre-approved supervisor.

      Fundraisers: Any fundraiser that involves the exchange of a product, i.e. food items, certificates etc., will not be allowed for community service hours.  

      Maximum of 20 hours for any community service hours worked at any site that is not on the approved list and must have administrator pre-approval.

      Community service hours cannot be “banked” for future use. 

      Maximum of 8 service hours worked per day will be accepted at all sites.  

Other Attendance Credit Recovery Options: 

Parent/Teacher Conferences:  Pre-approved from the attendance coordinator.  Students may earn .25 for attending with parent.  Form from attendance secretary must be picked up, signed by all teachers and returned to attendance secretary.   

Attendance Credit Recovery Class:  Offered 4 times per year.  The class will consist of 15 total hours and will restore up to 1.50 of attendance credit loss. 

Clean Quarter:  A student attending one quarter without losing attendance credit for absences/tardies in any class may restore one full previous quarter of attendance credit loss (.25). This make up option may be used more than once.  If you are a SENIOR, the clean quarter does not apply during 4th quarter.  There is no limit to the amount of “clean quarters” that can be earned!  Clean quarters must however be earned during the year in which they are used to restore attendance credit loss.  Clean quarters cannot be “banked” for future use.   

AWARDS:  Weber High School holds two Awards Assemblies each year. Only activities sanctioned by the Utah Activities Association will be recognized in assemblies. 

CELL PHONES and OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES:  The use of any electronic device including cell phones, pagers, PDAs, personal computers, cameras, audio recorders, radios, video games, CD/DVD players, IPODs, etc. is not permitted during class time without teacher permission. These devices are distractions to the educational process and can only be used during class as instructed by the teacher.  If a student chooses to bring these devices to school, Weber High is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items.  Students are strictly responsible for their own digital media devices.  If devices are borrowed or taken and misused by non-owners, device owners are jointly responsible for the misuse or policy violation(s).

The use of cell phones and other electronic devices is NEVER appropriate during testing.  Students should not have these items in their possession during testing situations; possession of these devices during testing situations could result in the invalidation of the test and the loss of the opportunity to retake the test (Standardized tests, AP tests, end of level tests, etc.).

Parents:  If you believe that you have a valid reason (such as medical reasons) for your student to be exempt from this school policy, you may submit your request for exemption in writing to the administration at Weber High; this should be done before the start of the school year or as soon as you become aware of the special circumstances.  Video cameras, picture cameras, and camera phones are never permitted on campus during school hours, unless for the authorized purpose of the multimedia class.  Video camera, and audio recorder use is strictly prohibited in the restrooms, locker rooms, and private dressing areas of the school.  Game devices and cameras may only be brought according to the specific guidelines of a teacher.  This cell phone/digital media devices policy does not apply to the sanctioned use of cell phones/digital media devices by students under the direct supervision of their teachers for educational purposes, medical, or emergency situations.  Filming/taking pictures on school campus during school hours must be under the direction of the multimedia teacher. Violation of the camera policy will require the same consequences as other electronic devices. In addition, pictures and/or film may also be viewed and deleted and/or given to the proper authorities if deemed inappropriate by school administrators.

Consequences:  Any time that a student is observed using a cell phone or electronic device during class time, the teacher will confiscate the cell phone or device and take it to the office.  The teacher will also tag the incident on the discipline tracker.

Due Process:  First Offense:  Cell phones will be returned to students at the end of the same school day if this is a first offense (school wide during the current school year). 

Second Offense:  Violations after the first offense will result in a parent conference; the cell phone will only be returned to a parent or legal guardian.

Three or more violations:  More serious disciplinary action (including suspension) may be taken if students continue to violate the school policy.   

School administrator or designee may search digital media devices based on reasonable suspicion that they contain evidence of a violation of school rules or policy.

CHANGE OF ADDRESS OR TELEPHONE NUMBER:  Please complete an address/phone change form if you change phone numbers or addresses.  These forms are available in the school office.

CHECK CASHING AND CHANGE:  Weber High School does NOT cash checks.  We accept checks only for the exact amount of registration fees, class fees, and approved school expenses.  We do not accept two-party or out of state checks.  Insufficient fund checks will be turned over to a collection agency that charges $30.00 per check in addition to the amount owed the school.  Please do not ask the bookkeeper or other office personnel to make change.

CHEATING/PLAGIARISM:         We value academic integrity and do not permit any form of dishonesty, plagiarism or deception that unfairly, improperly or illegally enhances the grade of an individual, a group assignment or a final grade. Many people think of plagiarism as copying another’s work or borrowing someone else’s original ideas.

Terms like “copying”, “sharing” or “borrowing” can disguise the seriousness of the offense. You also need to be careful to distinguish between collaborative assignments assigned by a teacher, such as lab groups.

All of the following are considered plagiarism:

·         Turning in someone else’s work as your own.

·         Copying words or ideas from someone else without giving credit.

·         Failing to put a quotation in quotation marks.

·         Giving incorrect information about the source of a quotation.

·         Changing words, but copying the sentence structure of a source without giving credit.

·         Copying so many words or ideas from a source that it makes up the majority of your work whether you give credit or not.

·         To cut and paste work that is not your own and handing it in is plagiarism.

According to U.S. law, the expression of original ideas is considered intellectual property, and is protected by copyright laws, just like original inventions.

Students whom violate the cheating/plagiarism policy will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action.   Any incident of cheating may result in a “U” citizenship grade in the class for the quarter and a grade of zero (0) on the assignment, test or activity where the cheating was involved. 

CITIZENSHIP:  Weber High follows the Weber School District Attendance/Citizenship Policy.  The complete policy may be reviewed from WSD.net/Board/Board/Article 4 – Students.

CLUBS/GROUPS:           Weber High School has both clubs and groups for student activities. Clubs are organizations directly related to the school curriculum.  There are many different clubs functioning at Weber High School involved with specific curriculum areas, or community/school service.  Students are urged to broaden their interests and abilities by joining one or more of these clubs.  Most clubs meet before or after school on a regular basis.  Each club is directed by a faculty advisor and elects its own officers.  All clubs must be chartered through student government.  An application for chartering a new club may be picked up from the Student Government Advisor.  All clubs and groups must have a school advisor, selected by the principal.  With groups, the advisor will monitor all meetings held on school premises but does not participate in any activity or discussion of the group.  Groups are not directly related to the curriculum and are initiated by students enrolled at Weber.  Groups are not sponsored or supported by the school or district but are recognized for purposes of granting a place within Weber High School to meet during non-instructional time.  Groups are not permitted to make announcements.  Groups are permitted to use the building as long as permission is granted and undue stress is not placed on the building or employees.  Other use of facilities (athletic fields, equipment, etc.) are not permitted unless such is rented out as would any 3rd party.  Rules and regulations for both clubs and groups are available in the office.  Each club or group must have a charter and a parental agreement signature giving permission for their student to be in that particular club or group. 

CONDUCT:  Students are expected to behave in a manner that will be a credit to themselves and the school, whether at school or at school sponsored activities.  They should take pride in the way they dress, the kind of language they use, and the way they behave.  Each student is expected to show respect to other students and staff members.  Any student who feels harassed, intimidated, or threatened should report the  situation immediately to an administrator. Abusive conduct (verbal or physical,) directed toward another student or toward a staff member (such as harassment, bullying, cyber bullying, inappropriate social media use, inappropriate displays of affection, threats, profanity, intimidating gestures, confrontational actions, or physical contact such as pushing, assaulting or fighting) will not be tolerated, and will result in administrative intervention.  Continued problems may result in removal from Weber High School. Staff members (administrators, teachers, and other workers) are expected to help students behave properly, and students are subject to the authority of all staff members while at school activities.  Conduct (including social media conduct) that occurs off school grounds may be cause for suspension/removal from Weber High School, should such conduct cause a significant disruption at school.

CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES, ILLICIT DRUGS, ALCOHOL, OR TOBACCO:  The possession or use of tobacco, alcohol, intoxicants, controlled substance(s), or abuse of prescription or over the counter substances of any kind is prohibited in or around any school building or school property owned or operated by the Board of Education.  Use or possession of any of these substances is also prohibited off the school grounds at any              school activity, function, or event.  Possession of tobacco or e-cigarette will result in a citation being issued.  Use or possession of alcohol or any controlled substance(s) will result in removal from the school activity, suspension, a parent conference, referral to the police and/or juvenile court, and referral for substance abuse assessment.

COUNSELING AND GUIDANCE:  A counselor is assigned to each student.  Guidance services include assistance with educational planning, interpretation of test scores, occupational information, career information, college admissions, scholarship information, study skills and/or help with school, home or other concerns.  A student needing to visit his/her counselor should make an appointment with the counseling office.

DANCES:  Friday or Saturday night dances usually begin at 8:00 p.m. and end at 10:30 p.m.  Dress guidelines (formal, semi-formal, best dress, etc.) for dances will be determined by the sponsoring group and approved by the administration.  It is highly recommended that school dress standards relating to modesty be encouraged and supported by parents for all dances.  Inappropriate behavior at dances could lead to removal from the dance as well as being prohibited to attend future dances and/or extra-curricular activities.  No moshing.  Inappropriate behavior could also lead to suspension from school and/or a referral to the police.  Dances are restricted to Weber High School students only, a Weber High student may bring a date from another high school or person UNDER the age of 21. ID may be required.

DRESS POLICY:  Weber High School students are expected to “Dress for Success” by exhibiting modesty, respect, and pride in their appearance, dress and grooming.  Appropriate school dress is important to the educational performance and attitude of students.  Clothing and apparel worn at school should focus a student’s attention toward the purpose of school, learning and on doing his or her best. 

You are a Weber Warrior!  Warriors rise to a higher level of expectation.

School Dress Code(Applies to both genders)

Clothing worn at school must be modest and not distracting.

Clothing must be size appropriate:  No extremely revealing clothing, No excessively saggy or baggy clothing, No exposed underwear.

Pajamas: No pajama bottoms, tops, slippers or other sleepwear

Shirts, tops, and dresses: Shorts, skirts, and dresses must extend to mid-thigh or lower.   Sleeves must go to the ball of the shoulder and armholes must be snug fitting. No low backs, deep scooped necklines, exposed cleavage, or see-through or semi-transparent materials.  Underclothing must not be visible. Midriff or bare back must not be exposed when involved in normal school activities such as walking, sitting, bending over a desk, raising hand, etc.

Shorts, skirts, and dresses: Shorts, skirts, and dresses must extend to mid-thigh or lower.  No mini-skirts, mini-dresses or short shorts at school are allowed.  Leggings, tights, etc. can be worn but must not be sheer.  Clothing cannot present an actual distraction or disruption to the educational process. A slit in a dress or skirt may not extend higher than mid-thigh.  Layering clothing items does not change the school policy regarding skirt or dress length. 

Accessories:  NO HEADWEAR (i.e. hats, bandanas, sweatbands, hoodies)

Headwear should be removed prior to entering the building in the morning and remain off until the end of the school day at 2:35.  Headwear may be confiscated and would need to be picked up by the student or parent at the end of the school day.  Potentially dangerous apparel items such as spiked clothing, large or long chains-8 inches or longer, or unsafe accessories will not be allowed.  Clothing, accessories or hairstyles which cause a significant distraction to learning  are not allowed.

Miscellaneous:  Clothing will not be permitted that is sexually provocative, mutilated, displays offensive language or slogans, advertises or alludes to substances a student cannot legally possess, or is gang related.  No costumes with the possible exception of Halloween day at the discretion of the principal. 

State health code requires that shoes be worn in school at all times.

Student dress expectations are encouraged at all times and will be consistently enforced during school hours from 7:15 a.m. to 2:35 p.m.

Disciplinary interventions for noncompliance may include:

Students may be sent home to change or asked to wear school provided attire, etc. in order to meet dress code.

1st Offense:  Warning with documentation on Discipline Tracker.

2nd Offense:  Parent notification with documentation on Discipline Tracker.

3rd Offense:  Parent notification by administration with documentation on Discipline Tracker and possible suspension.

DRIVERS EDUCATION:  Utah State Law now states that you can register for Drivers Ed. any time after your 15th birthday.  Thirty (30) hours of theory class time MUST BE COMPLETED before being assigned to range.  After passing the range test, road assignments will be made.  The entire process takes approximately three (3) months to complete.  Cost is $130.00 Packets may be picked up in the main office.

DRUG TESTING (Random):  The District finds that an educational drug awareness and testing program for all students in grades nine (9) through twelve (12) who participate in extracurricular activities at the high school is advisable for the following reasons:  Health and safety of the individual and others as well as prevention and intervention. 

ELIGIBILITY AND EXTRACURRICULAR REQUIREMENTS:  The fact that you are a member of a Weber High team, automatically puts you in the spotlight. Your actions may be closely scrutinized by many people. You are not only expected to follow the rules of the team, school and district, but to set a proper example.

We feel that all of our players must discipline themselves.  It has been our observation that the student who lacks self-discipline could be disruptive to the total program and to other individuals who make up the program. The real effort must come from the student. It is the opinion of the athletic department that the student can be an asset to the program, but also the program can be an asset to the student.

Academic Eligibility Standard

To be eligible to participate in Weber High School sanctioned activities, a student (UHSAA Guidelines):

(A)    Cannot fail more than one subject in the preceding grading period or current grading period if the quarters ends during the season/activity (for purposes of this rule, a failure in a multi-period subject shall be counted as the number of failures equal to the number of periods in the class;

(B)    Must have obtained a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or its equivalent in the preceding grading period or current grading period if the quarters ends during the season/activity.

·         A student who has failed to meet the minimum requirements set forth shall be ineligible for participation in Weber High School activities throughout the next grading period, provided however, that deficiencies in the final grading period of the school year may be made up prior to tryouts of the sport the student plans to participate in.  Deficiencies must be made up in the same subject area.

·         The scholastic regulations apply to any ninth grade student at a junior high, who has established eligibility at Weber High School as provided in this policy.

·         Eligibility under this rule is determined when grades are posted.  Grades are “posted” when the school registrar enters all grades electronically and are available to students, parents and teachers.  In no case may the posting date be more than five (5) school days following the last day of the grading period.  Grade changes after the posting date cannot restore lost eligibility, except for a documented clerical error

·         Summer School makeup will be allowed only for the subject failed.

(C)   Any “I” will be considered as an “F” for the purpose

of calculating the GPA/Eligibility.  The “I” will be factored in to the GPA as an “F” until made up.    

Attendance Eligibility

Attendance loss must be at .75 or lower to be allowed to play for a team. If attendance is over .75, it must be made up prior to playing for a team.  If attendance loss increases above .75 the student is deemed ineligible for participation and will not be allowed to play, travel or sit on the bench with the team.  He/she may try-out but only practice with the team.

Regarding Sports Where the Season Extends Over Two Different Quarters

(Example: winter / spring sports)  If a student has accumulated more than .75 credits of attendance loss at the end of a grading period, attendance hours and fee must be made up and cleared by the attendance secretary. When hours are cleared, the attendance secretary will notify the coach that the student is once again eligible. Student is ineligible until cleared by secretary.

School Policies Eligibility Standard

A student must be in compliance with all Utah High School Activities Association and all Weber High policies and expectations in order to participate in any adjudicated competition or performance. Violation of school policies or expectations including the Safe School Policy (which includes harassment, insubordination, threats, drug and alcohol provision, etc.) may result in loss of eligibility and/or dismissal from the team or group.

                Utah High School Activities Association has stated that eligibility is determined when grades are posted. Grades are “posted” when the grades are downloaded by the attendance secretary. Grade changes after that time cannot restore lost eligibility except for a documented error.

                Higher eligibility standards may exist for student government, cheerleaders and Warriorettes.  

Eligibility Appeal Committee

Weber High School provides a standards committee, made up of teachers of Weber High, which may hear appeals of a failure to meet minimum eligibility requirements and/or requirements outlined in a student constitution or disclosure agreement.  The standards committee may also hear appeals of disciplinary action imposed by advisors/coaches and/or school administration.  Appeals of a failure to meet minimum eligibility requirements and/or requirements outlined in a student constitution or disclosure agreement may be heard by the appeals committee in cases only where the circumstance that contributed to the failure to meet requirements were beyond the student’s control.  All appeals must be made in writing, by filling out the “variance for extracurricular participation application”, which can be picked up from school administration.  If ineligible for the grading period prior to the activity beginning, the variance form must be submitted at least 3 schools days before tryouts begin.  The student will have the opportunity to present their case to the committee and the committee will vote on whether to lessen the original disciplinary action, keep it the same, increase the severity, or make any other changes to the original disciplinary action that they see fit.  The decision by the standards committee will be final with no appeal.  As per the Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA) rules, appeals are not available for the minimum UHSAA consequences of failure to meet the minimum UHSAA academic eligibility standards listed above.  UHSAA also has minimum consequences for other behaviors, such as alcohol use or the use of illegal drugs, which cannot be appealed.  Appeals to the standards committee will typically involve either cheerleaders, warriorettes, or student government either not meeting the more stringent academic requirements or not meeting the requirements of the organizations constitution/disclosure.  Athletes whom do not meet the minimum UHSAA academic eligibility standards (listed above) will be denied participation in accordance with the standards, without the right to an appeal. 

Boundary Exceptions

Any student transferring from another school to Weber High may not try out for a sanctioned sport unless given the approval by the Utah High School Activities Association.

School Excused Absences:  Electronic GREEN SLIP:  An electronic green slip will be sent to all teachers concerning students involved in any educational fieldtrip, testing, or other school related activity.  Electronic Yellow Slip:  An electronic yellow slip will be sent to all teachers concerning students who participate in any out-of-class competition or performance.  The purpose of a yellow slip is to verify eligibility.  Both of these electronic slips facilitate communication between the student, teachers, and advisors/coaches.

Drug and Alcohol Testing: Students who participate in extracurricular activities will be subject to random drug and alcohol testing.  The policy regarding this can be accessed through WSD.net/Board/Policies and Procedures/#4 Students – Article 4505. 

Flex Class:  Flex classes are 40 minutes long and will be held every day but Monday.  Flex classes will be between 1st/5th and 2nd/6th hours.  Students can choose to take a study hall or a regular class.  If a student has failed a class or is off-track for graduation, that student will be assigned a particular FLEX class for remediation or additional help in that subject area.  Additionally, students may use the FLEX period – with prior teacher approval – for make-up or test re-takes or additional help/tutoring from one of their teachers.  Most student assemblies and announcements will happen during the FLEX class period. 

FIGHTING: Fighting at school or any school function will be cause for immediate suspension of both participants and may involve a police referral. There will be no distinction made between “play fighting” and real fighting.

Subsequent fighting will result in district referral, police referral, and possible loss of opportunity to attend Weber High.

FUNDRAISING:

All monies raised through school fundraisers (or in the name of the school, event or program), events, or donations become the property of the school and the program for which they were raised or donated.  FUNDS RAISED THROUGH THESE METHODS ARE NOT THE PROPERTY OF INDIVIDUAL STUDENTS AND WILL NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE OR FOR ANY REASON, EVER BE REFUNDED, CASHED OUT OR GIVEN BACK TO INDIVIDUAL STUDENTS.  Students raising more funds that requested by their coach, advisor, or program do so for the benefit of the program and/or the school.

Likewise, if a student or parent pays for expenses associated with a particular program (i.e. player packs, team camp costs, etc.) and then LATER raises funds through a school fundraiser, money is not refunded to students or parents to cover previous expenses for which they paid.

GRADUATION CEREMONY:      The graduation ceremony is optional.   You may choose to participate in the ceremony to celebrate your accomplishments or you may pick up your diploma at a later date from the high school.   The ceremony is an opportunity to reflect on your experience as a Warrior and celebrate a significant passage in your life.  Thus, it is deserving of respectful behavior and decorum from both participants and their guests.  All graduates deserve the courtesy of hearing their names announced without undue noise from the audience.  If a student and/or guest distracts from the ceremony, he/she will be removed from the premises.  Objects, such as noisemakers/air horns, balloons, signs (any object considered a distraction to the event) are not allowed in the Dee Events Center.  

Every graduate must wear a cap and gown.  Jostens is our provider of the caps and gowns for all students that would like to participate in the graduation ceremony.  Graduation caps will remain plain on top without letters, words, or messages.  Please make sure your gown is pressed and fits properly.  Girls should wear dresses or skirts and blouses, and boys should be in collared shirts and slacks.   

HALL PASSES:  Whenever it is necessary for a student to leave a room during a class period, the student must have a hall pass. 

HARASSMENT, HAZING OR ASSULT: Weber High School’s goal is to create an atmosphere of acceptance and safety. Harassment (sexual or other and in person or via social media), hazing or assault will not be tolerated at Weber High School to any degree or form.  Unwanted verbal or physical advances exchanged among students are inappropriate behaviors and are in violation of the Civil Rights Act.  Unwelcome sexual gestures or advances can have a negative impact on any/all individuals.  It must be acknowledged that harassment in our schools creates a hostile environment that compromises student’s educational, emotional, and behavioral lives.  Harassment shows disrespect for its victims, whether they are male or female.  THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GOOD-NATURED, HARMLESS FUN AND HARASSMENT IS HOW IT MAKES THE OTHER PERSON FEEL, NO MATTER WHAT THE INTENT.  

 Any form of harassment, student hazing*, assault, or bodily injury to another student or committing any act that degrades or disgraces any person will not be allowed 1) on school grounds; 2) off school grounds in connection with any school sponsored activity, function, or event; 3) during school provided transportation; 4) off school grounds even if not

in connection with school activities if the offense resulted in disruption or distraction to the educational process, at school either before or after the fact. Forms of harassment may include, but are not limited to: texting, social media, verbal, physical, and sexual.

Students who violate this policy may be:

·         Placed on a school performance contract

·         Suspended from school

·         Referred to the law enforcement agency or the District Office for safe school violation

·         Other administrative disciplinary actions as deemed appropriate for the infraction 

*Includes initiations which require or coerce another student to do something they would not ordinarily do or conduct that subjects another to extreme embarrassment, shame or humiliation in order to gain acceptance or membership into an organization, team or group.

VICTIMS RIGHTS

Students of Weber High are entitled to an environment that is conducive to learning and individual growth. To this end, students at Weber High School assume a responsibility to abide by the policies and regulations expressed in the Student Handbook.  In the case of behavior misconduct Weber High will make every effort to treat victims of behavior with fairness, respect and dignity.  We will do everything within reason to protect the rights of the victim whenever possible.

Weber High Administration will conduct initial interviews and determine the seriousness of the behavior and determine the course of action.  Any behavioral misconduct determined to be criminal activity will be reported to the Resource Officer as soon as possible.  If the Resource Officer is not available local dispatch will be notified.

Weber High Administration will investigate any and all reports of bullying, hazing or retaliation.  The policy is in place to protect the learning environment of the school and its students.  We have an association with Tip Line (i.e. an anonymous reporting system established to relay messages from students, faculty, and community to Weber High Administration.)

All faculty/staff members have a duty to report violations to the Weber High Administration and allow the Administration to determine if such behavior warrants investigation.  Teachers and staff are encouraged to handle incidences on the school discipline tracker.  Any situations determined to warrant administration action will be communicated to the administration as soon as possible.

Each student is required to view the District Bullying and Hazing Video.

HOMEWORK:  Students need to allocate time for homework every day.  For academic success it is imperative that students study at home daily to complete assignments and to review material.  If a student is absent for an extended period of time (at least 2 “A” days and 2 “B” days). Homework may be requested by contacting the teachers via e-mail through WSD.net.

I.D. CARDS:  (See activity cards)

INSURANCE FORMS:  Insurance forms may be obtained at the time of registration.  If school insurance is desired, the forms must be returned to the District Office.  These application forms are available at the school.

LETTERING:  Students may letter in school approved academic and/or Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA) sanctioned athletic activities.  A complete description of the requirements for lettering in each area may be obtained from the respective coach or advisor.

LOCKERS:  Lockers are school property and are issued to students for storage of school books, materials and personal items.  Students are responsible for keeping their lockers neat and clean both inside and out.  They must not write on, scratch, bend, dent, or in any way deface or mutilate their locker or anyone else’s locker.  The condition of each locker is checked at the first of the year.  Fines will be made for any writing or damages which occur during the year.  A student should report damages made by others immediately to avoid being held responsible.  Students who violate these regulations will lose locker privileges and will be required to make payment sufficient to cover damages.  School officials reserve the right to search any or all lockers.  Illegal items found in lockers may be confiscated and students to whom the lockers are assigned may be prosecuted.  The school is not responsible for stolen items.  Locker combinations should be carefully guarded.  Money or other valuables should never be left in student lockers.  If for some reason it is necessary to bring money or valuables to school, these items should be placed in the school safe in the office.  Weber High School is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

P.E. Lockers:  It is the responsibility of the student to make sure his/her P.E. locker is locked at all times.  Weber High will provide a lock for each P.E. student locker.  There will be a $10.00 replacement fee charged for any lock which needs to be replaced.  Weber High School is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

OFF CAMPUS ACTIVITIES:  No school activities, other than officially sanctioned activities of the Utah High

School Activities Association, may be held off-campus without the consent of the administration.

PARKING:  Parking space at Weber High School is limited. Purchase of a parking tag does not

guarantee available parking. Students are also allowed to park on the city streets but must obey civil law, be aware of snow removal regulations, and respect personal property, driveways, mailboxes, etc. Students are strongly encouraged to use city and school transportation and/or carpool with other students.

In order to provide safety and control, the following student parking regulations have been established.

Students are to park in the main east parking lot.  If the east parking lot is full, students will need to park in the overflow lot which is located directly north of the east parking lot next to the football field.  No student parking is allowed in numbered stalls, in visitor parking, near the tennis courts, behind the school, the church parking lot or the west parking lot.  Vehicles that park in the church parking lot are subject to towing at the owner’s expense.  NO vehicle is allowed to park in fire lanes, handicapped areas (unless handicapped license is displayed), on sidewalks, on grass, or in NO PARKING areas.  Illegally parked cars will be ticketed.  All student vehicles parked in the WHS parking lot MUST display a student parking tag, including the overflow lot.  Purchasing of a parking pass does not guarantee a parking spot.  Students are encouraged to carpool.  A tag may be obtained by completing an application and paying $10.00 to the bookkeeper.  It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that the purchased parking permit displayed and is easily visible in the front windshield to avoid being ticketed. All vehicles parked in WHS lots should be locked and not contain items of value.  Weber High is not responsible for items that are stolen or vehicles that are damaged.  Any vehicle suspected of harboring illegal substances or dangerous items is subject to a search. ANY VEHICLE ILLEGALLY OR IMPROPERLY PARKED IS SUBJECT TO TICKETING AND MAY BE BOOTED OR TOWED – WITHOUT ADDITIONAL WARNING – AT THE DRIVER’S EXPENSE!  VECHICLES PARKED IN EMERGENCY ACCESS LANES ARE SUBJECT TO IMMEDIATE TOWING 24 HOURS PER DAY.  The fines for parking tickets are progressive.  This means that each additional ticket will cost more than the previous one.  Fines are assessed as follows:  1st ticket: $10.00, 2nd ticket: $15.00, 3rd ticket: $20.00, etc. up to $25.00 per ticket.  If parking violations continue the vehicle will be booted, or towed at the owner’s expense.

PICTURES:  At registration, each student will have his/her activity card and yearbook picture taken.  Appropriate school dress is required for ID card and yearbook pictures.  (See Dress Policy)

REPORT CARDS:  Report cards will be mailed to homes approximately one week after the term ends.  Please contact the school if you do not receive a report card.  Mid-term Progress Reports:  Progress reports will be mailed home at mid-term each quarter.  A mid-term grade is a progress grade only.

SAFE SCHOOL POLICY:  See policy at WSD.net/Parents & Students/Student Discipline Policy.

SCHEDULE ADJUSTMENTS:  Every effort has been made through counseling and careful scheduling to assure that students are registered in courses appropriate for graduation and for their Student Educational Occupational Plan (SEOP).  Schedules have been built and teachers hired to cover specific classes requested by students.  The schedule is very tight and most classes are at capacity.  PLEASE, NO SCHEDULE CHANGES.  Counselors are available by appointment to assist with schedule problems.  A fee of $10.00 will be assessed for schedule adjustments, with the exception of computer errors or school required changes for which no fee will be charged.  Schedule changes will not be completed until the fee, if required, is paid.

School Choice:  Students who wish to attend a school in the Weber County School District other than their resident school must complete and return the proper application to the non-resident school during the month of January.  This one month period (January 1st – February 15th) is the recommended time for “School Choice Applications”.  Forms are available from the schools or the district office.

SKATEBOARDS, LONGBOARDS, ROLLER BLADES, SCOOTERS, and IN-SHOE SKATES:  These items are not permitted to be ridden or worn in the building or on school property.

SOCIAL MEDIA:

With the ever-increasing use of social media platforms (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram), it is imperative that all students, including those in any extracurricular activities, clubs, groups and leadership organizations understand that they will be expected to adhere to appropriate standards regarding any social media that causes a disruption or unsafe environment at school including photos, posts, instant messages, texts, tweets, snapchats, etc.  If use of social media appears to be disruptive to school and/or a safe school violation, social media may be monitored by the administration.  Any use of social media platforms by students, on or off campus, may be monitored by the administration and disciplinary action may be taken, including, but not limited to, suspension, expulsion, removing a student from a team, group, activity, and/or organization.  Standards related to appropriate use of social media platforms include, but are not limited to:  cyber-bullying; harassment (all forms and directed at either fellow students or school employees); lewd, suggestive, or sexually explicit posts/photos; discriminatory remarks/posts; posts/photos depicting or promoting illegal activities (alcohol, drugs, e-cigs), re-tweeting any/all of the above, etc.

STUDENT INFORMATION SYSTEM:  In an effort to improve and increase the opportunity for parents to be more involved in the educational process, we utilize a program called “My Student.”  This program allows parents to monitor their student’s class performance, grades, and lunch accounts via the internet.  You can access this through the Weber School District site.  If you have any questions call Weber High – 801-476-3700.

STUDENT RECORDS:  The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) describes parent and student rights to educational records.  A copy of the Weber District’s Family Educational Rights & Privacy Notice is included in the WSD Policy Section.  Students may request a transcript by filling out the necessary form in the office.  There is $1.00 charge for each transcript.  Transcript request forms are also accessible through the Weber High school website.

SUSPENSION:  If a student is suspended he/she has the right to make up school work missed during the period of the suspension under the guidelines set by the teacher.  A parent must be present at the required reinstatement conference at the conclusion of a suspension.  While suspended, a student may not be on school property or at any school activity.

THEFT/VANDALISM:  Incidents of theft or vandalism will be referred to the school resource officer and may also require school disciplinary intervention.

TRESPASSING:  Any student trespassing at another school during school hours without permission may be suspended or otherwise disciplined.  Anyone trespassing at Weber High may be referred to the police and to his/her school. 

VISITORS:  Visitors of students are not allowed at Weber High School during school hours.  Visitors include, but are not limited to: siblings, young children, friends or relatives from out of town or other schools.  Parents and other school patrons visiting the school must first check in at the office and obtain a visitor’s pass.  Students from other schools are not allowed on campus during school hours.  Please notify an administrator or teacher if you see a person whom should not be in the building.

Warrior Time / Late Start Monday’s: Every Monday, school will let out early at 1:50 for Warrior Time.  Teachers will be available in their classrooms from 1:50 until at least 2:35, most teachers will be available until 3:15, depending on whether or not they have other coaching or advising duties after 2:35.  Students are encouraged to utilize Warrior Time to make-up tests or assignments and/or seek out extra tutoring from their teachers.  Students involved in extra-curricular activities as well as low achieving students are especially encouraged to utilize this time to stay current in their classes.   School will not start on Monday’s until 8:20.  Teachers will not be available to students on Monday mornings as they will be attending faculty and/or department meetings.  

WEAPONS:  The “Safe School” environment will not be compromised.  Students found in possession of weapons or who knowingly endanger the safety of another individual shall immediately be referred to the appropriate law enforcement agency and suspended from school until a thorough investigation is made of the circumstances. The policy may be viewed at WSD.net/Parents & Students/Student Discipline Policy.

YOUNG CHILDREN AT SCHOOL:  Children are not to be brought to Weber High School by older brothers or sisters during the school day. 

Title VII, IX and Section 504 of the Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination in federally funded programs on the basis of sex, race, color, religion or national origin.  The Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) requires Weber School District to find and serve qualified students with disabilities residing in the district.  If you feel you have been discriminated against based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex or disability please contact the Principal directly with your concern. If it is the Principal you feel has discriminated against you, contact the Weber District Secondary Education Supervisor at 801-476-7876. 

Federal regulations require that schools be inspected for the presence of asbestos, a toxic material that has been used in the construction industry for a number of years.  This school has been inspected for asbestos containing materials and the results of the inspections are contained in the Asbestos Management Plan.  The Asbestos Management Plan is available for your preview at this school, the District Office, or a copy of the plan can be provided to you for the cost of reproduction. 

NOTE:  The material contained in the School Policies and information section is reviewed annually by a school committee.  

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CLASS CHANGE POLICY 

1)        The class change application forms must be completed with all required signatures.  Sometimes this process also requires a conference with an administrator, the drop teacher, the student, parents and the counselor.

2)        The class change application must be turned in to the counselor and the required $10.00 class change fee paid prior to any class changes taking effect.

3)        Students will have 2 school days from the date of the request (not 2 A or 2 B days) to get the required teacher and administrator signatures.  Failure to return the completed paperwork within that time frame will result in the forfeiture of the class change request.

4)        The class change will only be considered if there is room in the class being requested.  Do not ask counselor’s to overload a class.  Do not ask the teacher to overload his/her class. 

5)        Class changes will not be considered after the first 2 A days or 2 B days of the semester.  This is adequate time for a student to know if the class in question will be agreeable. 

6)        Teacher-to-teacher switches will not be considered without prior teacher/parent/student interventions.

7)        If the change is approved, all work missed in the new class is required to be made up.  It’s not excused because a change is done!

8)        No changes are made after midterms as this is 4 ½ weeks into the quarter.

9)        We cannot accommodate teacher requests.  The class loads are balanced.  

Reminder:  Only a ‘P’ (pass) or ‘F’ (fail) grade can be earned for AP Contract, math lab or any aid class.  

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STUDENT PARKING REGULATIONS 

Parking is a privilege, not a right. Misconduct in the parking lot could lead to revoking your parking privilege. A student parking tag is required to park at Weber High School in the East parking lot.  Please park responsibly and respectfully.  Read the following rules and regulations which have been established. 

  1. The speed limit at Weber High is 5 MPH. Students driving recklessly will lose parking privileges.
  2. Each tag is numbered and must be displayed (with the number forward) hanging from the rearview mirror.  It is the responsibility of the student to make sure the tag is easily visible from the front windshield. Tag should only be used in vehicles registered at the family address.  You are responsible for your hanging tag and any violations associated with it.  If the tag is lost or stolen, you must pay an additional $10 to receive another tag. 
  3. All students will park in the East lot ONLY, by permit, within the parking stall lines.  If the east parking lot is full, students will need to park in the overflow lot which is located directly north of the east parking lot next to the football field.  All student vehicles parked in the WHS parking lot MUST display a student parking tag, including the overflow lot.  Purchasing of a parking pass does not guarantee a parking spot.  Students are encouraged to carpool.  NO parking in the West lot by the tennis courts, all teacher’s reserved (numbered) parking, visitor parking areas, or in back of the school.  Teacher and visitor parking is reserved 6AM-6PM. Also, NO parking in daycare drop-off areas, on sidewalks or grass, handicap, or fire lanes (red-curb).  Any violations to these rules will result in being ticketed, booted, or towed at the owner’s expense. Any violations after being booted once will result in being towed immediately.
  4. All vehicles parked in our lot should be locked.  For your protection, never leave valuables inside your vehicle.  Weber High is not responsible for items that are stolen, or for vehicles that are damaged.  Any vehicle suspected of harboring illegal substances or other illegal items is subject to search by the WHS Administration.
  5. Any parking violation will result in a $10 fine, increasing by $5 with each ticket.  If parking violations continue, the vehicle will be booted, or towed at the owner’s expense. Unpaid fines will be sent to collections.

 

WEBER HIGH SCHOOL AWARDS

Outstanding individual and team (group) achievement in activities recognized by the Utah High School Activities Association and/or Weber High School will be honored.

A.  Awards to students:

1.     Gold Warrior Head Award: Presented to an individual student who achieves a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place in a national level competitions; a 1st through 5th place in an International Competition; or is elected to a national level office.

2.     Silver Warrior Head Award:  Presented to an individual student who achieves a 1st place in a State Competition or at least 4th or 5th place in a National Competition; State Sterling Scholar; the National Merit Scholarship finalist; or is elected to a state office in which all Utah 5A high schools are represented.

3.     Silver W Team Award:  Presented to the individual members of a team or group who achieve a First Place in a State or National Level Competition, or to National Merit finalists.

4.     Black W Award:  Presented to the individual(s) or members of a group who achieve a Superior One rating at a State Competition or to National Merit semi-finalists.

B.  Academic, Service, Other Awards:

1.    Academic Letter Award):  Presented to an individual student, or staff member based upon completing pre-approved department criteria. Department criteria for lettering are available from the department chairperson.  Additional letters earned will be recognized with a certificate.

2.   Red W Award:  Presented to a student who has achieved the honor roll (3.5 GPA_ for eight (8) terms while at Weber High School.

3.   White W Award:  Presented to a student who has achieved the required number of involvement/service points in activities.  A minimum of twenty points will be required.  A copy of the point system and award application is available from the awards committee or from the Student Government Office.

4.  Warrior Scholar Certificate:  Presented to Senior Students at Graduation Exercises after they have been on the Honor roll all twelve (12) terms while in high school.

5.  Certificate of Award:  Presented to students who achieve a significant award or recognition, which is not included in any of the above areas.

6.   Students who receive grades of 3 or higher on 3 or more AP exams will be recognized as AP Scholars.  Students who receive an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken and grades of 3 or higher on 4 or more of these exams will be recognized as AP Scholars with Honors.

7.   Valedictorian and Salutatorian: The two most academically outstanding graduates will be named 

8.   Extra Curricular/Activity Letter:  Presented to students who have completed pre-approved group/activity criteria meeting the standards set by the Utah High School Activities Association and Weber High School.  Criteria are available from the sponsoring advisor/coach.  Students earning this award will be presented with a Weber High Certificate.

9.   Sports Academic 4.00 Award:  Senior athletes who attain a 4.00 cumulative GPA and have lettered in three (3) sports can receive this award. 

Note:  Honors attained by “groups” shall not be presented and/or recognized during the awards assemblies.

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