Introduction and Quick Reference
Information in this handbook represents notification of the rights and responsibilities for students and parents.
It has been prepared and distributed as required by California Education Code Section 48980. We provide a copy to all students and their parents in Campbell Union School District and is available online at the Parent Login page. For complete policy details, see Governing Board Policy 5145.6 online or by request.
Due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, federal, state and local orders impacting district operations are subject to change without notice.
For information about school and district procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic, please refer to our 2020-21 School Reopening Plan located on our COVID-19 web page. For specific information related to school and district operations under the orders of the Santa Clara County Public Health Department and the State of California please visit the public health department’s web page.
School Emergency Information
The safety of students and staff is our first priority.
Our school safety plans include drills and training in the Incident Command System (ICS) used by emergency responders. We conduct drills every month, and we update our plans twice each year. To see the plan for your child’s school, check with the school office staff.
In the event of an emergency...
- School staff enacts the school safety plan. Securing the students is the first order of business.
- District administrators maintain frequent communication with school staff, police and/or other local authorities.
- When the situation stabilizes, staff can begin parent notifications. If it becomes necessary to change the student release or arrival time, parents would be notified in one or more of the following ways:
- Telephone, email and text messages. As circumstances permit, staff will telephone/email parents to tell them of the school closure and inform them of where they can pick up their children.
- Please be aware that, legally, STUDENTS CAN ONLY BE RELEASED TO THOSE PEOPLE IDENTIFIED ON THE PUPIL'S EMERGENCY CONTACT CARD. Please be sure that the information on the card is up to date and that the school can reach you or your designee in the event of an emergency.
- Public broadcast. Bay Area radio and television stations broadcast emergency information and report school closures.
- Social Media. The District posts information on Twitter (@campbellusd) and Facebook (Campbell Union School District official).
For more details, please ask the school principal about the school's emergency procedures or contact the district office at: <http://www.privatedaddy.com/?q=XX5tDl51aD5HcRISUHdgKGpSbkVTRVxoeU8y_713>.
People wishing to report incidents of vandalism, harassment or other unsafe incidents on our campuses may choose the QuickTip system. Reporting can be made anonymously or you can leave your contact information and a district representative will follow-up.
Use QuickTip Form
School Year 2020-21
There are several ways for families to stay informed of important dates and events throughout the school year.
View or subscribe to school/district calendar of your choosing with our online calendar.
Download a one-page overview as a PDF document.
Attendance at School
School attendance is a legal requirement.
Under Education Code Section 48200 , compulsory attendance is required in California for students of ages 6 through 18. There are two types of absences from school: Excused and Unjustified/Unexcused.
Absence from school shall be excused only for reasons listed below: 1 through 10, as permitted by law, Board Policy, and Administrative Regulations (except as provided for in Education Code 46014 regarding participation in religious exercises or instruction).
- Due to his or her illness.
- Due to quarantine under the direction of a county or city health officer.
- For the purpose of having medical, dental, optometric, or chiropractic services rendered.
- For the purpose of attending the funeral services of a member of his or her immediate family, so long as the absence is not more than one day if the service is conducted in California and not more than three days if the service is conducted outside California.
- For the purpose of jury duty in the manner provided for by law.
- Due to the illness or medical appointment during school hours of a child of whom the pupil is the custodial parent.
- For justifiable personal reasons, including, but not limited to, an appearance in court, attendance at a funeral service, observance of a holiday or ceremony of his or her religion, attendance at religious retreats, or attendance at an employment conference, when the pupil's absence has been requested in writing by the parent or guardian and approved by the principal or a designated representative pursuant to uniform standards established by the governing board.
- For the purpose of serving as a member of a precinct board for an election pursuant to Section 12302 of the Elections Code.
- For attendance at their naturalization ceremony.
- For the purpose of spending time with a member of the pupil’s immediate family, who is an active duty member of the uniformed services, as defined in Section 49701, and has been called to duty for, or is on leave from, or has immediately returned from deployment to a combat zone or combat support position. Absences granted pursuant to this paragraph shall be granted for a period of time to be determined at the discretion of the superintendent of the school district.
A pupil absent from school under this section shall be allowed to complete all assignments and tests missed during the absence that can be reasonably provided and, upon satisfactory completion within a reasonable period of time, shall be given full credit therefore. The teacher of any class from which a pupil is absent shall determine the tests and assignments, which will be reasonably equivalent to, but not necessarily identical to, the tests and assignments that the pupil missed.
For purposes of this section, attendance at religious retreats shall not exceed four hours per semester.
When a student has had absences and/or tardies of 30 minutes or more, in excess of 10 days for the current school year due to illness and verified by approved methods, any further absences or tardies of 30 minutes or more for illness must be verified by a physician, school nurse, or other school personnel. Failure to provide verification by the physician, school nurse, or other school personnel, will result in these absences or tardies being recorded as unexcused.
Verification of absences must be provided to the school not more than 20 school days after the absence and not to exceed 14 calendar days after the last school day of the school year. (Education Code 46015)
Unjustified (Unexcused) Absences
Regarding students who are absent from school without valid excuse
Any pupil subject to full-time education who is absent from school without valid excuse more than three days or tardy in excess of 30 minutes on each of more than three days in one school year is a truant and shall be reported to the attendance supervisor or the superintendent of the school district.*
Upon a pupil’s initial classification as a truant, the school district shall notify the pupil’s parent/guardian, by first-class mail or other reasonable means, of the following:
- That this pupil is truant
- That the parent/guardian is obligated to compel the attendance of the pupil at school.
- That parents/guardians who fail to meet this obligation may be guilty of an infraction and subject to prosecution pursuant to Article 6 (commencing with Section 48290) of Chapter 2 of Part 27.
The district also shall inform the parents/guardians of the following:
- Alternative educational programs available in the district.
- The right to meet with appropriate school personnel to discuss solutions to the pupil’s truancy. (Added Statutes, 1983, Chapter 498)
- The student may be subject to arrest under Education Code Section 48264
- The student may be subject to suspension, restriction, or delay of his/her driving privilege pursuant to Vehicle Code Section 13202.7
- That it is recommended that the parent or guardian accompany the pupil to school attend classes with the pupil for one day. (Added Statutes, 1983, Chapter 498)
Students who miss school work because of unexcused absences may be given the opportunity to make up missed work. Teachers shall assign such makeup work as necessary to ensure academic progress, not as a punitive measure. (Education Code 48913)
Monitoring Attendance Records
Stay up to date on student's attendance records throughout the year.
Parents/Guardians are encouraged to stay up to date on their student's attendance records throughout the year, and the district offers many ways to do so. An online portal to our Student Information System, PowerSchool, is available for access to the student's daily attendance. Parents/Guardians also may request that emails be sent to them with updates on the student's attendance. Login instructions are available from the school office staff. Parents/Guardians also may request a copy of their student's current attendance record, at any time, from the school office staff.
Schools provide detailed attendance reports. The following list of attendance codes definitions are provided to assist parents/guardians when viewing attendance records online.
List of Absence Codes
Please note that we may add new codes to the following list specifically for tracking attendance during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We provide the following list of attendance codes to assist parents/guardians when viewing attendance records online.
A = Unverified Absence - Parent/guardian has not confirmed a reason for absence
X = Excused Absence
• Quarantine under the directions of a county health officer
• Medical, dental, optometric, or chiropractic services
• Funeral services for an immediate family member
§ 1 day within California
§ 3 days outside of California
• Court appearance (letter required from the court)
• Religious observance (must be requested, in writing, in advance, by the parent/guardian, and approved by the principal)
• Spending time with an immediate family member who is in active duty with the armed services
L = Tardy
• Arriving to school less than 30 minutes into the school day
• Early check out less than 30 minutes at the end of the school day
Y = Excused 30 minute or more Tardy
• Arriving to school late with valid excuse
• Early check out with valid excuse
B = Unexcused Late Arrival / Early Departure**
• Arriving to school 30 minutes or more late without valid excuse
• Early check out of 30 minutes or more at the end of the day without valid excuse
J = In-house Suspension
S = Out of School Suspension
** Per Education Code 48260
A pupil subject to compulsory full-time education or to compulsory continuation education who is absent from school without a valid excuse three full days in one school year or tardy or absent for more than a 30-minute period during the school day without a valid excuse on three occasions in one school year, or any combination thereof, shall be classified as a truant and shall be reported to the attendance supervisor or to the superintendent of the school district.
Campus and Facilities
Notices relating to operations and environmental conditions. Requirements to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 are found in the District’s 2020-21 School Reopening Plan.
All primary and secondary schools must be inspected for asbestos-containing building materials.
The United States Congress passed the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA), which requires all primary and secondary schools to be inspected for asbestos-containing building materials. AHERA further requires that school districts develop and implement a plan to safely manage any asbestos-containing building materials found to be present.
Schools in Campbell Union School District have been inspected and assessed by an accredited asbestos contractor. The inspection report filed by the contractor identifies the location, amount, condition, accessibility, potential for disturbance, and other pertinent information on any asbestos found. The report also certifies that there is not immediate health hazard from asbestos-containing material in our schools.
Copies of the school’s inspection report, district management plan, and response actions are on file in the school office should you wish to review them during school hours.
The district management plan also is available for review at the district office. If you have questions or comments, please contact David Radke, Supervisor Maintenance and Grounds, at 408-341-7204.
Planned Pesticide Use
The Healthy Schools Act of 2000 requires all California school districts to notify parents and guardians of pesticides they expect to apply during the year.
This year, Maintenance and Grounds crews intend to use the pesticides listed below in the schools. This year the facilities department may use the pesticides listed below in a manner that minimizes risk to people, property, and the environment. Such pesticides shall only be used after careful monitoring indicates they are needed.
More information about these pesticides and use reduction is available at the Department of Pesticide Regulation’s website. The District's Integrated Pest Management Plan may be found at www.campbellusd.org/reports. If you have any questions, or would like to register to receive prior notification of each application, please contact David Radke, Director, Maintenance and Grounds, at <http://www.privatedaddy.com/?q=WmNiHlRzXB1FfQ8AV35gMWxFJAROUGh5TzI-3D_713> or 408-341-7204.
Pesticide Name - Active Ingredient(s)
Avert - Abamectin
Contac Blox - Bromediolone
Cy-Kick - Cyfluthrin
Delta Dust - Deltamethrin
Eco-Exempt - Rosemary Oil
Gentrol - Hydroprene
Pre-Cor 2000 - Metroprene, Permethrin
Raid - Tetramethrin
Rodent Bait - Chlorophacinone
Tempo SC - Cyfluthrin
Termidor - Filpronil
Ultracide - Pyrethrin
Wasp-Freeze - Phenothrin
Diuron - Diuron
Mecomec - Potassium Salt
MilesoneVM - Triisopropano-lammonium salt
Tengard - Permethrin
Suspend SC - Deltamethrin
Precor - Methoprene
Herbicide Name - Active Ingredient(s)
Magnify- Ammonium Nitrate
Lifeline- Glufosinate Ammonium
(Education Code 17610.1)
Video Recording at School
Relating to use of video cameras in public areas on District property, buses, and at school related activities.
The Board believes that reasonable use of surveillance cameras will help the district achieve its goals for campus security. In consultation with the safety planning committee and relevant staff, the Superintendent or designee shall identify appropriate locations for the placement of surveillance cameras. Cameras shall not be placed in areas where students, staff, or community members have a reasonable expectation of privacy. Any audio capability on the district's surveillance equipment shall be disabled so that sounds are not recorded.
Video cameras may be used by school officials in public areas on District property, on buses, or at school related activities. Video cameras shall not be used in areas in which persons have a reasonable expectation of privacy, including locker rooms or restrooms.
Cameras shall not be placed in classrooms without consent of the teacher and principal.
Cameras shall not have audio recordings without providing necessary notice. The resulting videotapes may be used to establish the misconduct of students at school or school-sponsored activities. Videotaping may include digital recording and use of other electronic devices.
For other uses of video at school, not related to security and surveillance, please refer to the section “Photograph/Video Students” in this handbook.
(Board Policy BP 3515)
Visitors at School
The Governing Board encourages parents/guardians and interested members of the community to visit the schools and view the educational programs there. Visitors will be limited to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Details are in the District’s 2020-21 School Reopening Plan.
To ensure minimum interruption of the instructional program, the Superintendent has established procedures that facilitate visits during regular school days. Visits during school hours should be first arranged with the teacher and principal or designee. If a conference is desired, an appointment should be set with the teacher during non-instructional time. To ensure the safety of students and staff and avoid potential disruptions, all visitors shall register immediately upon entering any school building or grounds when school is in session.
For purposes of safety and security, the principal or designee may design a visible means of identification for visitors while on school premises. No electronic listening or recording device may be used by students or visitors in a classroom without the teacher’s and principal’s permission.
(Education Code Sections 32210 et. seq., Board Policy BP1250)
To promote prompt and fair resolution, the following procedures shall govern the resolution of a complaint:
- Every effort should be made to resolve a complaint at the earliest possible stage. Parents/guardians are encouraged to attempt to orally resolve concerns with the staff member personally.
- If a complainant is unable or unwilling to resolve the complaint directly with the person involved, he/she may submit an oral or written complaint to the employee’s immediate supervisor or the school principal
- When a written complaint is received about an employee, the employee shall be notified in accordance with collective bargaining agreements.
(Board Policy AR 1312.1)
The District is primarily responsible for ensuring that it complies with state and federal laws and regulations governing educational programs. At the beginning of the school year, and during the year as new students arrive, the District provides a notice to all families of enrolled students and to District employees that describes procedures for filing complaints.
Board Policy and Administrative Regulation 1312.3 outline the Uniform Complaint Procedures that Campbell Union School District will follow when complaints alleging unlawful discrimination or failure to comply with state or federal laws, including Title IX, are received.
Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP)
Uniform Complaint Procedures are followed when complaints are received alleging unlawful discrimination or failure to comply with state or federal laws, including Title IX.
Following is an excerpt from Board Policy 1312.3.
The complete Uniform Complaint Procedures policy and regulations, in English and Spanish, are available to employees, parents, and the public from the District Superintendent’s office and online at www.campbellusd.org/policy.
The district's uniform complaint procedures (UCP) shall be used to investigate and resolve the following complaints:
- Any complaint alleging failure to comply with district violation of applicable state and or federal laws in collection of student fees, consolidated categorical aid programs, child care and development programs, After School Education and Safety programs, early childhood education program assessments, bilingual education, peer assistance and review programs for teachers, child nutrition programs, compensatory education, special education programs, Economic Impact Aid, English learner programs, federal education programs in Title I-VII, school safety plans, special education programs, State Preschool Programs, Tobacco-Use Prevention Education programs, and any other district-implemented program which is listed in Education Code 64000(a)
- Any complaint alleging unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying against any protected group as identified under Education Code 200 and 220, Penal Code 422.55, or Government Code 11135, including age, marital status, pregnancy or parental status, actual or perceived sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information, immigration status, ethnic group identification, race, ancestry, national origin, religion, color, physical or mental disability; or on the basis of a person's association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics in any program or activity that receives or benefits from state financial assistance.
- Any complaint alleging district noncompliance with the requirement to provide reasonable accommodation to a lactating student on school campus to express breast milk, breastfeed an infant child, or address other breastfeeding-related needs of the student (Education Code 222)
- Any complaint alleging district noncompliance with the prohibition against requiring students to pay fees, deposits, or other charges for participation in educational activities (5 CCR 4610) (cf. 3260 - Fees and Charges) (cf. 3320 - Claims and Actions Against the District)
- Any complaint alleging district noncompliance with legal requirements related to the implementation of the local control and accountability plan (Education Code 52075 (cf. 0460 - Local Control and Accountability Plan)
- Any complaint alleging district noncompliance with the physical education instructional minutes requirement for students in elementary school (Education Code 51210, 51223) (cf. 6142.7 - Physical Education and Activity)
- Any complaint alleging retaliation against a complainant or other participant in the complaint process or anyone who has acted to uncover or report a violation subject to this policy
- Any complaint alleging district noncompliance with the physical education instructional minutes requirement for students in elementary school (Education Code 51210, 51223) (cf. 6142.7 - Physical Education and Activity
- Any complaint alleging retaliation against a complainant or other participant in the complaint process or anyone who has acted to uncover or report a violation subject to this policy
- The Board recognizes that alternative dispute resolution (ADR) can, depending on the nature of the allegations, offer a process to reach a resolution to the complaint that is acceptable to all parties. ADR such as mediation may be offered to resolve complaints that involve more than one student and no adult. However, mediation shall not be offered or used to resolve any complaint involving sexual assault or where there is a reasonable risk that a party to the mediation would feel compelled to participate. The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that the use of ADR is consistent with state and federal laws and regulations.
Uniform Complaint Procedures (continued)
Following is an excerpt from Board Policy 1312.3 (continued from previous section)
When an allegation that is not subject to the UCP is included in a UCP complaint, the district shall refer the non-UCP allegation to the appropriate staff or agency and shall investigate and, if appropriate, resolve the UCP-related allegation(s) through the district's UCP.
The following complaints are not subject to the district's UCP but shall be referred to the specified agency: (5 CCR 4611)
- Any complaint alleging child abuse or neglect shall be referred to the County Department of Social Services, the County Protective Services Division, and the appropriate law enforcement agency.
- Any complaint alleging health and safety violations by a child development program shall, for licensed facilities, be referred to Department of Social Services and shall, for licensing-exempt facilities, be referred to the appropriate Child Development regional administrator. (cf. 5141.4 - Child Abuse Prevention and Reporting)
- Any complaint alleging fraud shall be referred to the Legal, Audits and Compliance Branch of the California Department of Education.
- Any complaint alleging employment discrimination or harassment shall be investigated and resolved by the district in accordance with the procedures specified in AR 4030 - Nondiscrimination in Employment.
- Any complaint related to sufficiency of textbooks or instructional materials, emergency or urgent facilities conditions that pose a threat to the health or safety of students or staff, or teacher vacancies and misassignments shall be investigated and resolved in accordance with the procedures in Board Policy AR 1312.4 - Williams Uniform Complaint Procedures. (Education Code 35186)
Contact Compliance Officer: The District's Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, Lena Bundtzen, serves as Compliance Officer. Complaints may be filed by calling the office of the student’s school or the Compliance Officer, at 408-341-7213.
Persons filing a complaint (“complainants”) shall be advised of any civil law remedies that may be available to him/her under state or federal discrimination laws, if applicable. Complainants have the right to appeal the District’s decisions to the California Department of Education by filing a written appeal within 15 days of receiving the District’s decision.
Pursuant to California Education Code Section 35186, you are hereby notified that:
- There should be sufficient textbooks and instructional materials. That means each pupil, including English learners, must have a textbook or instructional materials, or both, to use in class and to take home.
- School facilities must be clean, safe, and maintained in good repair.
- There should be no teacher vacancies or misassignments. There should be a teacher assigned to each class and not a series of substitutes or other temporary teachers. The teacher should have the proper credential to teach the class, including the certification required to teach English learners if present.
- Teacher vacancy means a position to which a single designated certificated employee has not been assigned at the beginning of the year for an 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 a semester for an entire semester.
- 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.
A complaint form may be obtained at the school office, district office, or downloaded from the district’s Web site at www.campbellusd.org. Information also is available on the California Department of Education web site.
Conduct and Safe School Climate
Relating to conduct, discipline, non-discrimination, and other behavior-related notices mandated by law.
Providing a safe school environment that protects students from physical and emotional harm.
Bullying means any severe or pervasive physical or verbal act or conduct, including communications made in writing or by means of an electronic act, directed toward one or more students that has or can reasonably be predicted to have the effect of placing a reasonable student in fear of harm to himself/herself or his/her property; cause the student to experience a substantially detrimental effect on his/her physical or mental health; or cause the student to experience substantial interferences with his/her academic performance or ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, or privileges provided by a school. (Board Policy AR 5144.1)
Bullying shall include any act of sexual harassment, hate violence, or harassment, threat, or intimidation, as defined in Education Code 48900.2, 48900.3, or 48900.4 (items #20-22 below), that has any of the effects described above on a reasonable student.
Electronic act means the transmission of a communication, including, but not limited to, a message, text, sound, image, or post on a social network Internet web site, by means of an electronic device, including, but not limited to, a telephone, wireless telephone, or other wireless communication device, computer, or pager. A post on a social network Internet web site shall include, but not limited to, the posting or creation of a burn page or the creation of a credible impersonation or false profile for the purpose of causing a reasonable student any of the effects of bullying described above.
Reasonable student means a student, including, but not limited to, a student who has been identified as a student with disability, who exercises average care, skill, and judgment in conduct for a person of his/her age, or for a person of his/her disability. (Education Code 48900(r))
The Governing Board recognizes the harmful effects of bullying/harassment on student learning and school attendance and desires to provide a safe school environment that protects students from physical and emotional harm. No student or group of students shall, through physical, written, verbal, or other means, harass, sexually harass, threaten, intimidate, cyberbully, cause bodily injury to, or commit hate violence against any other student or school personnel. (Board Policy 5131.2) Cyberbullying includes the electronic creation or transmissions of harassing communications, direct threats, or other harmful texts, sounds, or images as defined in Education Code 48900.
Cyberbullying also includes breaking into another person's electronic account and assuming that person's identity in order to damage that person's reputation. (Board Policy 5131.2)
To the extent possible, district and school strategies shall focus on prevention of bullying by establishing clear rules for student conduct and strategies to establish a positive, collaborative school climate. Students shall be informed, through student handbooks and other appropriate means, of district and school rules related to bullying, mechanisms available for reporting incidents or threats, and the consequences for perpetrators of bullying.
District programs, activities and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination including discrimination against an individual or group based on gender, gender identity, gender expression, sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, nationality, national origin, immigration status, ethnic group identification, ethnicity, age, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or sexual orientation; a perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. (Board Policy 5145.3)
Students are encouraged to notify school staff when they are being bullied or suspect that another student is being victimized.
The district has established a method to anonymously report bullying, harassment, vandalism or suspicious activities happening on or near our school campuses.
These QuickTip reports can be made by email, phone, or using an online form:
Email: <http://www.privatedaddy.com/?q=T2RqGVRidQ5kcx4PQnBpKHNUeQ8SWEkHaHlPMg-3D-3D_713> • Phone: (408) 341-7171 • Online: www.campbellusd.org/quicktip
Any student, parent/guardian, or other individual who believes that a student has been subjected to bullying or who has witnessed bullying may report the incident to a teacher, the principal, a compliance officer, or any other available school employee. Within one business day of receiving such a report, a staff member shall notify the principal of the report, whether or not a uniform complaint is filed. In addition, any school employee who observes an incident of bullying involving a student shall, within one business day, report his/her observation to the principal or a district compliance officer, whether or not the alleged victim files a complaint. Within two business days of receiving a report of bullying, the principal shall notify the district compliance officer identified in Board Policy AR 1312.3 - Uniform Complaint Procedures.
To the extent possible, district and school strategies focus on prevention of bullying by establishing clear rules for student conduct and strategies to establish a positive, collaborative school climate. Students are informed, through student handbooks and other appropriate means, of district and school rules related to bullying, mechanisms available for reporting incidents or threats, and the consequences for perpetrators of bullying. (Board Policy 5131.2)
As appropriate, the district provides students with instruction, in the classroom or other educational settings, that promotes social-emotional learning, effective communication and conflict resolution skills, character/values education, respect for cultural and individual differences, self-esteem development, assertiveness skills, and appropriate online behavior.School staff who witness bullying/harassment shall immediately intervene to stop the incident when it is safe to do so. (Education Code 234.1)
When the circumstances involve cyberbullying, individuals with information about the activity shall be encouraged to save and print any electronic or digital messages sent to them that they feel constitute cyberbullying and to notify a teacher, the principal, or other employee so that the matter may be investigated. (Board Policy 5131.2)
Students may submit to a teacher or administrator a verbal or written complaint of conduct they consider to be bullying/harassment. Complaints of bullying/harassment shall be investigated and resolved in accordance with grievance procedures. (Board Policy 5145.3 & 5131.2)
The principal or designee shall promptly initiate an impartial investigation within five days of receiving notice of the bullying/harassing behavior. In so doing, he/she shall talk individually with:
1. The student who is complaining
2. The person accused of bullying/harassment
3. Anyone who witnessed the conduct complained of
4. Anyone mentioned as having related information (Board Policy 5145.7)
If through the investigation it is determined that any student has engaged in bullying/harassment on school premises, or off campus in a manner that causes or is likely to cause a substantial disruption, they shall be subject to discipline in accordance with district policies and regulations. (Board Policy 5131.2)
Safety during school transportation
In order to help ensure the safety and well-being of students, bus drivers and others, students are expected to exhibit appropriate and orderly conduct at all times when using school transportation, including while preparing to ride, riding, or leaving the bus. Students may be denied the privilege of using school transportation for disorderly conduct or his/her persistent refusal to submit to the authority of the driver.
* Please see our 2020-21 School Reopening Plan for additional requirements, such as checking for COVID-19 symptoms before boarding the bus, and other information related to operations during the pandemic.
PLEASE NOTE: Parents will need to screen their own children for symptoms of illness before the child boards the bus. Drivers will have authority to refuse boarding to any student demonstrating symptoms.
Search and Seizure
As necessary to protect the health, safety, and welfare of students and staff, school officials may search students, their property and/or district property under their control and may seize illegal, unsafe, and prohibited items. All student lockers and desks are the property of the District.
The Governing Board of any school district shall prescribe rules not inconsistent with law or with the rules prescribed by the State Board of Education, for the government and discipline of the schools under its jurisdiction. The District Code of Conduct, together with copies of school rules and regulations, are distributed annually to students and parents. Parents should contact the local school for information regarding school rules and regulations.
(Education Code Section 35291)
Code of Conduct
Campbell Union School District encourages positive discipline that focuses on firmness with dignity and respect. This philosophy teaches students self-discipline, responsibility, cooperation and problem-solving skills.
Campbell Union School District students are expected to respect themselves, others, and their property. However, students should be aware of possible responses and consequences of inappropriate behavior. Disciplinary action taken by school officials is a direct consequence of unacceptable behavior by a student.
Rules and regulations are established to maintain an atmosphere conducive to learning. Students who fail to comply with these rules and regulations will be counseled, reprimanded, suspended, expelled, and/or arrested as the laws are applied.
All students shall comply with the regulations, pursue the required courses of study, and submit to the authority of the teachers in the schools.
Participation/attendance at extra-curricular activities is considered part of the educational program. Participants/Spectators carry responsibilities as representatives of their schools and communities. All rules of student conduct also apply to extra-curricular activities.
The Governing Board may enforce the provisions by suspending or expelling a student who refuses or neglects to obey any rules prescribed to that section.
The Board prohibits intimidation or harassment of any student by any employee, student or other person in the district.
We sincerely ask that parents join the Campbell Union School District staff in providing the examples and support necessary to assist students in achieving a productive school life and experiencing personal pride, a sense of accomplishment, satisfaction, and harmony in their lives.
Code of Conduct: Expectations for Student Behavior
Students are expected to respect themselves, others, and their property. Therefore students should be aware of possible responses and consequences of their behavior.
Students who exhibit problem behavior will be subject to disciplinary action by school officials. Depending upon the behavior, one or more of the following actions may be taken by school officials. The action taken will be in compliance with Board policy and State law.
The following information is intended to present our school rules and regulations clearly. Please read this carefully. All students are expected to understand and follow these guidelines. Students found to have committed the acts listed under the column BEHAVIOR can expect to be assigned any of the consequences under the column, RESPONSE/POSSIBLE ACTION. It should be noted that there might be degrees of severity and/or previous patterns of behavior that will influence the actions. The school administrator will use his or her discretion in determining those consequences.
The Guidelines for Student Behavior lists the possible action that may be taken in relation to behavior that violates the Code of Conduct.
NOTE: Generally, any student identified as a student with a disability is subject to the same disciplinary measures applicable to all students for violations of the code of conduct, except when the student's behavior is determined to be a manifestation of his/her disability. (Board Policy 0430)
Reference: Education Code Sections 35291, 48908, 48900
Code of Conduct: Guidelines for Student Behavior
Response to behavior may include: parent involvement, counseling, loss of privilege and other possible actions listed below.
Response to behavior may include: parent involvement, counseling, loss of privilege and other possible actions listed below.
B= Behavior R= Response/Possible Action
B= Assault or battery on school employee
R= Police notified, suspension, expulsion
B= Cause/Threat physical injury to another student, intimidation, or fighting
R= Referral to PBIS team for tiered interventions, police notified, detention, suspension, expulsion
R= Conference, detention
B= Defiance of authority
R= Conference, counseling, referral to PBIS team for tiered interventions, SST, suspension
B= Disorderly conduct
R= Conference, referral to PBIS team for tiered interventions, SST
B= Dress code violation
R= Change clothing, conference, detention
R= Suspension, expulsion, police notified
R= Detention, suspension
B= Gang Related Act
R= Detention, referral to PBIS team for tiered interventions, suspension, expulsion, police notified
R= Clean-up, restitution, community service, detention, counseling, suspension, police notified
B= Harassed, threatened, or intimidated complaining witness
R= Conflict resolution, referral to PBIS team for tiered interventions, suspension, expulsion, police notified
B= Hate Crime/Violence – caused, attempted to cause, participated in an act of hate violence (grades 4-8 only)
R= Conference, loss of privilege, schedule change, referral to PBIS team for tiered interventions, suspension, expulsion, notify police
B= Hostile environment—Creating a hostile school environment
R= Referral to PBIS team for tiered interventions, conflict resolution, detention, SST, suspension, expulsion
B= Leaving school grounds during school day
R= Conference, detention, police notified, SST, referral to PBIS team for tiered intervention, suspension
B= Misuse of Computer, Cell Phone, IPOD/MP3/ Technology
R= Detention, suspension, expulsion, police notified
B= Physical assault or battery
R= Referral to PBIS team for tiered interventions, police notified, suspension, expulsion
B= Possession of weapon, imitation firearm, or other dangerous object, including any knife, air-soft gun, firecrackers, or explosive devices
R= Police notified, detention, suspension, expulsion
B= Possession, sale, or use of drugs, alcohol or look-a-like substances
R= Referral to Alateen, referral to PBIS team for tiered intervention, police notified, suspension, expulsion
B= Profanity, vulgarities, obscene words/gestures
Referral to PBIS team for tiered interventions, community service, detention, suspension
B= Robbery, theft, extortion
R= Police notified, restitution, suspension, expulsion
B= Setting fire, arson
R= Referral to PBIS team for tiered interventions, police and Fire Marshal notified, restitution, community service, referral to Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Program, suspension, expulsion
B= Sexual harassment (grades 4-8 only)
R= Conference, schedule change, suspension, expulsion, police notified
B= Smoking, possession of tobacco, tobacco products
R= Detention, suspension
B= Tardiness/Cutting class/Unexcused Absence
R= Conference, SST, detention, schedule change, SARB
B= Terrorist threat
R= Conference, loss of privilege, schedule change, suspension, expulsion, police notified
B= Threats, intimidation, fighting, bullying, cyber-bullying, harassment
R= Referral to PBIS team for tiered interventions, community service, SST, conflict resolution, schedule change, detention, suspension, expulsion, police notified
B= Vandalism, destruction of property
R= Clean-up, community service, restitution, suspension, expulsion, notify police
Code of Conduct: Student Rights and Responsibility
- To remain enrolled in school unless removed under due process conditions specified in Education Code
- To be informed in class of school rules and regulations
- To be educated in a positive learning environment free from disruptions
- To attend classes regularly and on time
- To obey school rules and regulations
- To exhibit appropriate conduct that does not infringe upon the rights of others or interfere with the school program
- To be prepared for class with appropriate materials and work
Code of Conduct: Parents Rights and Responsibilities
- To be informed of District policy and school rules and regulations related to their children
- To be informed of all facts and school action related to their children
- To inspect their children’s records with the assistance of a certificated staff member for proper explanation
- To have a school environment for their children that is safe and supportive of learning
- To visit the school periodically to participate in conferences with teachers and administrators regarding their child’s academic progress as well as their child’s school attendance and behavior
- To provide supportive action by making sure that children have enough sleep, adequate nutrition, and appropriate clothing before coming to school
- To maintain consistent and adequate control over their children
- To exhibit appropriate conduct in interactions with staff and students that does not infringe upon the rights of others or interfere with the school program
- To be familiar with District policies and school rules and regulations
- To provide space for homework that is conducive to learning
Board Policy 5020; May 2003
Code of Conduct: Teachers Rights and Responsibilities
- To expect students be behave in a manner which will not interfere with the learning of other students
- To have parental support related to academic and social progress of students
- To expect students to put forth effort and participate in class in order to meet academic standards Responsibilities:
- To inform parents through report cards and conferences about the academic progress, school citizenship, school attendance, and general behavior of their children
- To conduct a well-planned and effective classroom program
- To initiate and enforce a set of classroom expectations consistent with school and district policies
- To encourage and help to maintain a positive school environment that supports learning and is free from any form of intimidation and/or harassment Rights and Responsibilities of Administrators Rights:
- To hold students accountable for any disorderly conduct in school or on their way to and from school
- To take appropriate action in dealing with students guilty of misconduct
- To recommend suspension, exemption, exclusion, and/or expulsion as the situation demands
- To provide leadership that will establish, encourage, and promote good teaching and effective learning
- To establish, publicize, and enforce school rules that facilitate effective learning and promote attitude and habits of good citizenship among students * To request assistance from the School Services Department in matters concerning serious instructional, behavioral, emotional, health, or attendance problems * To grant access to student records by parents/guardians or others with proper authorization * To promote and maintain a positive school environment that supports learning and is free from any form of intimidation and/or harassment
Board Policy 5020; May 2003
Code of Conduct: Administrators Rights and Responsibilities
As specified in Code of Conduct
- To hold students accountable for any disorderly conduct in school or on their way to and from school
- To take appropriate action in dealing with students guilty of misconduct
- To recommend suspension, exemption, exclusion, and/or expulsion as the situation demands
- * To provide leadership that will establish, encourage, and promote good teaching and effective learning
- * To establish, publicize, and enforce school rules that facilitate effective learning and promote attitude and habits of good citizenship among students
- * To request assistance from the School Services Department in matters concerning serious instructional, behavioral, emotional, health, or attendance problems
- * To grant access to student records by parents/guardians or others with proper authorization
- * To promote and maintain a positive school environment that supports learning and is free from any form of intimidation and/or harassment
Board Policy 5020; May 2003
Code of Conduct: Procedures for Suspension and Expulsion
Specified in the Code of Conduct
Administrative suspensions shall be initiated according to the following procedures: Suspension shall be preceded by an informal conference with student and principal or designee of the principal and, whenever practicable, the teacher, supervisor, or school employee who referred the student to the principal. At the conference, the student shall be informed of the reason for the disciplinary action and the evidence against him/her. The student will be allowed the opportunity to present his/her version and evidence in his/her defense.
This conference may be omitted if the principal or designee determines that an “emergency situation” exists. An “emergency situation” involves a clear and present danger to the lives, safety or health of students or school personnel. If a student is suspended without this conference, both the parent/guardian and student shall be notified of the student’s right to return to school for the purpose of a conference. The conference shall be held within two school days, unless the student waives his/her right to it or is physically unable to attend for any reason. In such case, the conference shall be held as soon as the student is physically able to return to school.
All requests for student suspension are to be processed by the principal or designee of the school in which the student is enrolled at the time of the misbehavior. At the time of the suspension, a school employee shall make a reasonable effort to contact the parent/guardian by telephone or in person. Whenever a student is suspended, the parent/guardian shall be notified in writing of the suspension. This notice shall state the specific offense committed by the student. Whenever a student is suspended, school officials may meet with the parent/guardian to discuss the causes and duration of the suspension, the school policy involved, and any other pertinent matter.
A student may be suspended from school for not more than 20 school days in any school year, unless for the purposes of adjustment a student enrolls in or is transferred to another regular school, an opportunity school, or a continuation school or class, in which case suspension shall not exceed 30 days in any school year. However, this restriction on the number of days does not apply when the suspension is extended pending an expulsion.
A suspended student may be required to complete and receive credit for assignments and tests missed during the suspension, as provided by the teacher. A suspended student must remain under parent supervision and cannot be on any school campus or attend school activities for the duration of the suspension. This does not include In-School Suspension.
Code of Conduct: Administrative Expulsion
The following is a general outline of expulsion procedures: The principal submits a written recommendation to expel the student to the Superintendent. When expulsion is being considered, the Superintendent or designee may, in writing, extend the suspension until such time as the Board has made a decision in the matter.
Any extension of the original period of suspension shall be preceded by notice of such extension with an offer to hold a conference concerning the extension, giving the student an opportunity to be heard. Extension of the suspension may be made only if the Superintendent or designee determines, following a meeting in which the student and student’s parent/guardian were invited to participate, that the student’s presence at the school or at an alternative school would endanger persons or property or threaten to disrupt the instructional process.
The student and student’s parent/guardian shall be entitled to a hearing to determine whether the student should be expelled. An expulsion hearing will be held within 30 school days after the date the principal determines that one of the acts listed under “Grounds for Suspension and Expulsion has occurred. Written notice of the hearing will be forwarded to the student and student’s parent/guardian at least ten days prior to the date of the hearing.
An administrative panel will conduct a hearing to consider expulsion in a session closed to the public unless the student or student’s parent/guardian requests that the hearing be public.
The final action to expel will be taken by the Governing Board at a public meeting within ten school days following the conclusion of the Administrative Panel hearing. If the Governing Board does not meet on a weekly basis, its decision on whether to expel a student shall be made within 40 school days after the student is removed from his/her school of attendance, unless the student requests in writing that the decision be postponed.
Written notice of the decision to expel shall be sent to the student and parent/guardian and shall include notice of the right to appeal such expulsion to the County Board of Education.
Please refer to Campbell Union School District Board Policy 5144.1 for additional information regarding suspension and expulsion procedures, and Administrative Regulation 5144.2 for additional information regarding suspension and expulsion/due process for Students with Disabilities.
Code of Conduct: Recommended Order of Discipline
As specified in Code of Conduct
Prior to any disciplinary action the site administrator or designee shall conduct an investigation. In doing, he/she shall talk individually with:
- The student who is complaining
- The person accused
- Anyone who witnessed the conduct
- Anyone mentioned as having related information
The procedure listed below is a general guide of the order in which disciplinary action is taken. The nature of the disciplinary problem may alter the sequence of items.
- Documented routine classroom control procedures
- Documented teacher-student conference
- Documented teacher-parent conference
- Referral to principal. (Principal or designee will determine developmentally appropriate, progressive discipline.)
- Referral to each school Student Study Team comprised of administrator, teacher(s), special education representative, and others as necessary
Code of Conduct: Disciplinary Procedures
As specified in Code of Conduct
The law requires the Board to review and take a position on certain disciplinary procedures. Accordingly, the Board authorizes the use of the following procedures:
- Use of Detention: Students may be detained in school for disciplinary or other reasons for up to one hour after the close of the maximum school day.
- Use of Recess or Break Time: A teacher may restrict, for disciplinary purposes, the time a student is allowed for recess providing the student’s physical needs are met. Discipline is related to behavior that is disruptive; it is not directly related to academic performance, i.e. incomplete work, etc. A teacher may suggest that a student use recess or noontime intermission for a student-determined study session.
- Restriction of Activities: The school has the right to restrict a student from extra-curricular and/or special events.
- Use of Physical Restraints: Teachers are required to hold students strictly accountable for their conduct on the way to and from school, on the playgrounds, and during recess, and are not criminally liable for exercising the same degree of physical control over a student that a parent would be legally privileged to exercise in order to maintain order, protect property, or protect the health and safety of students, and maintain proper and appropriate conditions conducive to learning. A staff member shall physically control a child only to the extent necessary to protect the child, other students, the staff member, and other staff members.
Code of Conduct: Definition of Possible Disciplinary Actions
As specified in Code of Conduct
Conference – A formal conference is held between the student and one or more school officials. During this conference the student must agree to correct his/her behavior. This is recorded in the administrative record. Conflict Resolution-School personnel shall facilitate a process of ending a disagreement between two or more people in a constructive fashion for all parties involved.
Counseling- Administrator or counselor shall provide assistance and guidance in resolving academic and/or behavioral difficulties.
Detention – Students may be detained in school for disciplinary or other reasons for a maximum of one hour after the close of the school day.
Expulsion – The student is informed that he/she is subject to expulsion. The student is also informed regarding the due-process procedure. The student’s parent/guardian is notified that the student is subject to expulsion. Notification to the parent/guardian must include clear instructions regarding the due-process procedure. The Superintendent will recommend to the Governing Board that the student should be expelled. The due-process procedure is immediately initiated. The expulsion does not become effective until the due-process procedures have been completed. This is recorded in the student file.
In-School Suspension – A student may be assigned to an in-school suspension program at the discretion of the principal or designee for offenses for which suspension is permitted. The student’s parent/guardian is notified by telephone that the student is subject to a suspension. Notification to the parent/guardian must include clear instructions regarding the due process procedure. This is recorded in the student record.
Loss of privilege- A temporary or permanent loss of an activity or privilege at school.
Parent Involvement – Parent/guardians are notified by telephone, personal contact, letter or certified letter. A conference may be conducted between the student, his/her parent/guardian, appropriate school personnel and any other individuals concerned. A parent classroom observation may be requested. This action is recorded in the administrative record. A student performance contract may be used.
Pre-suspension Alternatives – As an alternative to suspending a student from the classroom, the student may be assigned to an advisement teacher, a student assistance program, or the student may lose a privilege, an extra-curricular activity, or be requested to provide school service.
Referred to PBIS Team for Tiered Interventions- Specialized group or individual interventions determined by referral data and assessment. Interventions may include, but are not limited to: Check-in-check-out; behavior support plan; social skills groups; homework club; and possible referral to a student study team (SST).
SARB – School Attendance Review Board. The SARB enforces compulsory education laws. It is comprised of parents, representatives from the school district and members of the community at large, including representatives from law enforcement, welfare, probation, mental health, various youth service agencies and the district attorney’s office (membership identified in Education Code 48321). The SARB recommends alternative solutions to alleviate circumstances that contribute to truancy, attendance or behavior problems.
Suspension – The student is informed that he/she is subject to suspension (five days or less). The student is also informed regarding the due process procedure. The student’s parent/guardian is notified by telephone that the student is subject to a suspension. Notification to the parent/guardian must include clear instructions regarding the due process procedure. This is recorded in the student record.
Nondiscrimination in District Programs/Activities
District programs, activities and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination
Board Policy 0410 outlines the Campbell Union School District Governing Board's commitment to providing equal opportunity for all individuals in district programs and activities. District programs, activities and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination including discrimination against an individual or group based on gender, gender identity, gender expression, sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, nationality, national origin, immigration status, ethnic group identification, ethnicity, age, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or sexual orientation; a perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
All individuals shall be treated equitably in the receipt of district and school services. Resources and data collected by the district shall not be used, directly or by others, to compile a list, registry, or database of individuals based on race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, or immigration status or any other category identified above. Also, children have the right to information on educational rights issued by the California Attorney General. Such information may be provided through any cost-effective means determined by the Superintendent or designee. (Education Code 234.7) More policies relating to Title IX and/or non-discrimination are online.
District Title IX Coordinator: Lena Bundtzen, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, email: <http://www.privatedaddy.com/?q=UnN2FFtiZhtKUBwDX2JuIXNNfxhYGVQSWGh5TzI-3D_713>, phone: 408-364-4200 ext. 6213.
Sexual Harassment Policy
Campbell Union School District's policy is to provide a working and learning environment free of all forms of unlawful discrimination, including sexual harassment.
The district promptly investigates all complaints of sexual harassment and takes immediate remedial action. If a student engages in sexual harassment, remedial action may include discipline, up to and including expulsion. For more information, please contact the Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources at 364-4200 extension 6213.
Sexual Harassment – Students
Regarding unlawful sexual harassment of students by any other student, employee, or other person at school or at school-sponsored or school-related activity.
The Governing Board is committed to maintaining an educational environment that is free from harassment and discrimination. The Board prohibits the unlawful sexual harassment of students by any other student, employee, or other person at school or at school-sponsored or school-related activity. The Board also prohibits retaliatory behavior or action against persons who complain, testify, assist or otherwise participate in the district complaint process.
Prohibited sexual harassment includes, but is not limited to, unwelcome sexual advances, unwanted requests for sexual favors, or other unwanted verbal, visual or physical conduct of a sexual nature made against another person of the same or opposite gender, in the educational setting, when: (Education Code 212.5; 5 CCR 4916)
- Submission to the conduct is explicitly or implicitly made a term or a condition of an individual’s academic status, or progress.
- Submission to, or rejection of, the conduct by the individual is used as the basis of academic decisions affecting the individual.
- The conduct has the purpose or effect of having a negative impact upon the individual’s academic performance, or of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive learning environment.
- Submission to, or rejection of, the conduct by the individual is used as the basis for any decision affecting the individual regarding benefits and services, honors, programs, or activities available at or through the educational institution.
For the purposes of this policy, and according to Education Code section 48900.2, the conduct described in section 212.5 must be considered, by a reasonable person of the same gender as the victim, to be sufficiently severe or pervasive to have a negative impact upon the individual’s academic performance or to create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational environment. This policy shall apply to students in all grades.
(Board Policy 5145.7, Education Code §48900.2)
Sexual Harassment: Reporting
Any student who feels that he/she is being or has been subjected to sexual harassment on school grounds or at a school-sponsored or school-related activity (e.g., by a visiting athlete or coach) shall immediately contact his/her teacher or any other employee. A school employee to whom a complaint is made shall, within 24 hours of receiving the complaint, report it to the principal or designee.
Any school employee who observes any incident of sexual harassment involving a student shall report this observation to the principal or designee, whether or not the victim files a complaint.
A complaint of sexual harassment of a student by a district employee must also include a report of such allegations to the Superintendent/designee for appropriate investigation and action. When the complaint constitutes an allegation of child abuse or the Principal/designee taking the complaint suspects that child abuse may have occurred, a report must be filed with the appropriate law enforcement/child protective agency as well.
Follow up on reports is conducted through the office of the Director of Student Services, Rosanna Palomo, 408-341-7285.
Sexual Harassment: Investigation of Reports
The principal or designee shall immediately investigate any report of the sexual harassment of a student. Upon verifying that sexual harassment occurred, he/she shall ensure that appropriate action is promptly taken to end the harassment, address its effects on the person subjected to the harassment, and prevent any further instances of the harassment. In addition, the student may file a formal complaint with the Superintendent or designee, in accordance with the district’s uniform complaint procedures.
Sexual Harassment: Confidentiality Requirement
The district prohibits retaliatory behavior against any complainant or any participant in the complaint process.
Information related to a complaint of sexual harassment shall be confidential, and individuals involved in the investigation of such a complaint shall not discuss related information outside the investigation process.
- Students who have been found to have sexually harassed other student(s) shall be subject to the following disciplinary consequences including, but not limited to: * Disciplinary conferencing with the student and/or parent,
- Suspension and referral for counseling,
- Recommendation for expulsion for repeated violations.
- Suspension and expulsion as a disciplinary consequence for sexual harassment shall not apply to pupils enrolled in transitional kindergarten and grades 1 through 3, inclusive, per Education Code 48900.2.
Sex Offender Notification
The Superintendent or designee maintains an ongoing relationship with law enforcement officials to coordinate the receipt and dissemination of information related to campus safety and notifications about sex offenders. To the extent authorized by law, the Superintendent or designee also establishes procedures for appropriate notification and only in the manner and to the extent authorized by the law enforcement agency.
When law enforcement has determined that parents/guardians should be notified regarding the presence of a sex offender in the community, the Superintendent or District Liaison shall collaborate with local law enforcement in order to determine an appropriate response.
Information about registered sex offenders is available through local law enforcement and the Department of Justice’s Megan’s Law website.
(Board Policy BP 3515.5; PC 290.45)
Privacy Rights, Student and Family
Relates to student surveys and student's individually identifiable information.
The Board prohibits district staff from administering or distributing to students survey instruments that are designed for the purpose of collecting personal information for marketing or for selling that information.
The Superintendent or designee may collect, disclose, or use students' personal information for the exclusive purpose of developing, evaluating, or providing educational products or services for or to students or educational institutions, such as the following: (20 USC 1232h)
- College or other postsecondary education recruitment or military recruitment
- Book clubs, magazines, and programs providing access to low-cost literary products
- Curriculum and instructional materials used by elementary and secondary schools
- Tests and assessments to provide cognitive, evaluative, diagnostic, clinical, aptitude, or achievement information about students (or to generate other statistically useful data for the purpose of securing such tests and assessments) and the subsequent analysis and public release of the aggregate data from such tests and assessments,
- The sale by students of products or services to raise funds for school-related or education-related activities (cf. 1321 - Solicitation of Funds from and by Students)
- Student recognition programs
The Superintendent or designee is prohibited from collecting, disclosing, or using a student's individually identifiable information, including his/her name, parent/guardian's name, home or other physical address, telephone number, or social security number, for the purpose of marketing or selling that information or providing the information to others for that purpose.
(Board Policy 5022; 20 USC 1232H)
Smoking and Use of Tobacco Products
Smoking and the use of tobacco products are prohibited at all sites operated by Campbell Union School District. Additionally, students may not smoke or use tobacco products while attending school sponsored activities or while under supervision and control of school staff. A list of resources to help people stop smoking is in the next section.
(Board Policy 5131.62)
Resources to Stop Smoking/Using Tobacco Products
Tobacco Cessation Services
HOTLINES & ONLINE HELP
The California Smokers’ Helpline provides a number of services to help smokers and other tobacco users quit. All services are free. Call 1-800-NO-BUTTS today! Counselors are available weekdays, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Or sign up 24/7 online.
- English: 1-800-NO-BUTTS (1-800-662-8887)
- Chinese: 1-800-838-8917
- Korean: 1-800-556-5564
- Spanish: 1-800-45-NO-FUME (1-800-456-6386)
- Vietnamese: 1-800-778-8440
- Tobacco Chewers: 1-800-844-CHEW (1-800-844-2439)
- Support through text-messaging, self-help materials, online and referral program available.
American Cancer Society How to Quit Smoking or Smokeless Tobacco: https://www.cancer.org/healthy/stay-away-from-tobacco/guide-quitting-smoking.html
American Heart Association
- Kids & Teens: https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthy-lifestyle/quit-smoking-tobacco/how-to-keep-kids-and-teens-from-smoking-and-vaping
- 5 Steps to Quit Smoking: https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthy-lifestyle/quit-smoking-tobacco/5-steps-to-quit-smoking
American Lung Association
- Freedom from Smoking Program: http://freedomfromsmoking.org/
- Free Freedom From Smoking Guide: Call 1-800-LUNGUSA
Become a Smokefree Teen https://teen.smokefree.gov/
How to Quit Smoking https://www.lung.org/stop-smoking/i-want-to-quit/
National Institute of Cancer- LiveHelp Online Chat: Information and advice about quitting smoking through a confidential online text chat with an information specialist from NCI’s Cancer Information Service. Monday-Friday, 9am to 9pm, Eastern Time.
Partnership for Drug Free Kids: https://drugfree.org/email-helpline-specialist/
- Call 1-855-378-4373
- Send an Email:https://drugfree.org/email-helpline-specialist/
- Text a Message to 55753
This is Quitting: https://www.thetruth.com/articles/hot-topic/quit-vaping
The youth e-cigarette use epidemic created an urgent need for resources to help young people quit vaping. We filled that need by developing a first-of-its-kind program called This is Quitting. The free quit-vaping and quit-smoking mobile program is one of the few resources available designed specifically for teens and young adults. Schools, youth-serving organizations and state and local governments have partnered with This is Quitting to customize it for their unique populations.
- Text QUIT to 706-222-QUIT to leave JUUL or your e-cig
- Text QUITNOW to 202-759-6436 to quit cigarettes
Tobacco Free Kids https://www.tobaccofreekids.org/
SANTA CLARA COUNTY LOCAL RESOURCES
Adolescent Counseling Services: Since 1991, ACS’ Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Program (ASAT) has been providing professional assessment and outpatient treatment services specifically designed for youth struggling with substance abuse and/or addiction. ASAT is a harm reduction intensive outpatient treatment program for adolescents that addresses the underlying causes of use/abuse, along with encouraging abstinence and healthy lifestyles. Services are provided in English and other languages, based on counselor availability.
Intake Coordinator: (650) 424-0852 x108. Website: http://www.acs-teens.org/what-we-do/treatment/
Asian American Recovery Services (AARS): Services include outpatient treatment for adults and adolescents. Services also in multiple languages. (408) 271-3900. https://www.healthright360.org/agency/asian-american-recovery-services
Breathe California of the Bay Area: Type of service: Ash Kickers Smoking Cessation, 6-week session group support program. 408-998-5865. Location. 1469 Park Ave. San Jose, CA 95126. Website: http://www.acs-teens.org/what-we-do/treatment/
BecomeAnEx: A support group for parents, sign up here https://www.becomeanex.org/
Partnership for Drug Free Kids: Parent coaching - get support from another parent who’s dealt with a child’s addiction. https://drugfree.org/article/parent-coaching/
Teen Corner (Alateen): https://al-anon.org/newcomers/teen-corner-alateen/
To find a meeting: https://al-anon.org/al-anon-meetings/find-an-alateen-meeting/
Student Information/Release of Directory Information
The Governing Board recognizes the importance of maintaining the confidentiality of directory information and therefore authorizes the release of such information only in accordance with law, Board policy, and administrative regulation.
The Superintendent or designee may release student directory information to representatives of the news media or nonprofit organizations in accordance with Board policy and administrative regulation. The Superintendent or designee may limit or deny the release of specific categories of directory information to any public or private nonprofit organization based on his/her determination of the best interests of district students.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a federal law, requires that Campbell Union School District, with certain exceptions, obtain your written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from your child's education records.
However, the district may disclose appropriately designated "directory information" without written consent, unless you have advised the district to the contrary in accordance with district procedures. The primary purpose of directory information is to allow the district to include this type of information in certain school and/or district publications. Examples include:
- A playbill, showing your child's role in a drama production
- The annual yearbook
- Honor roll or other recognition lists
- Commencement programs
- Sports activity sheets, such as for wrestling, showing weight and height of team members
Directory information, which is information that is generally not considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if released, can also be disclosed to outside organizations without a parent/guardian's prior written consent. Outside organizations include, but are not limited to, companies that manufacture class rings or publish yearbooks. In addition, two federal laws require districts receiving assistance under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to provide military recruiters, upon request, with students' names, addresses, and telephone listings, unless parents/guardians have advised the district that they do not want their child's information disclosed without their prior written consent.
If you do not want the district to disclose directory information from your child's education records without your prior written consent, you must notify the district in writing by September 12 or within 7 days of the student’s first day of school. The statement should include the child’s name, grade, and the wish to opt out.
The district has designated the following information as directory information: Name, Address, Telephone number, Parent/Guardian email address.
The district also may disclose your child's student identification number, user identification, or other unique personal identifier used to communicate in electronic systems, provided it cannot be used to access education records without a personal identification number (PIN), password, or other factor that only the authorized user knows. Your child's social security number will not be used for this purpose.
Enrollment and Transfers
Registering students for elementary and middle school
For general information about enrolling a child into one of our schools, please visit our Enrollment web page.
At the beginning of each school year, students are assigned to classes. These assignments remain tentative until enrollment stabilizes, a process that often takes many weeks. Parents may provide information regarding the learning needs of their students for consideration.
Enrollment: Transfer Schools Within the District
Information about Open Enrollment
An Open Enrollment period is held prior to the end of February of each year. Only during this period, parents/guardians of students entering certain grades, and who reside within district boundaries, may apply to enroll their child in district schools outside their designated attendance area.
In compliance with Education Code 35160.5, Campbell Union School District has established rules and regulations regarding an open enrollment policy within the district for residents of the district.
As required under this section, the policy includes the following elements:
(A) Parents or guardians of a student entering kindergarten or sixth grade (Sherman Oaks students entering 7th may also participate) who is a resident in the district may select the school that they wish the child to attend, irrespective of the particular location of his/her residence within the district.*
(B) Sherman Oaks students transferring to 7th grade may participate for middle school placement.
(C) A selection policy for any school that receives requests for admission in excess of the capacity of the school that ensures that selection of students to enroll in the school is made through a random, unbiased process that prohibits an evaluation of whether any student should be enrolled based upon his or her academic or athletic performance. For purposes of this subdivision, the school district governing board shall determine the capacity of the schools in its district.
(D) No student who currently resides in the attendance area of a school shall be displaced by students transferring from outside the attendance area.According to Board Policy 5116.1, if no space is available at the requested school, the district will assign the child to another site. Space limitations and placement priorities apply.*
NOTE: Special procedures also exist for students enrolled in a school that is on California’s Open Enrollment Act list (Board Policy 5118)
School Transfers Within the District (Intradistrict Transfers)
Within-district transfers shall be done through the Open Enrollment process, with the following exceptions:
- Families who move into another CUSD school's attendance area. Proof of residence within the new attendance area shall be provided to district administration (e.g. phone bill; escrow papers).
- If a parent/guardian or site administrator feels an alternate placement to a different CUSD school would be in the best interest of the student, including involuntary transfers under Board Policy 5116.2, a written request shall be made, Attn: Student Information Department.
Note: Open Enrollment is for students entering kindergarten or sixth grade, and students enrolled in schools on the California Open Enrollment Act list, with the following exceptions:
- Open Enrollment for Village School is for students entering kindergarten through fifth grade.
- Open Enrollment for Sherman Oaks is for students entering kindergarten and sixth or seventh grade.
- Open enrollment for Campbell School of Innovation is for students entering grades transitional kindergarten and up.
- Refer to Open Enrollment section above.**
For transfers with special circumstances, the superintendent or designee shall consider transfers on a case-by-case basis, only if space is available in the student's grade level.
Transportation shall not be provided for students requesting within-district transfers.
Enrollment: Transfer Between Districts
School Transfers Between Districts (Interdistrict Transfers)
Campbell Union School District welcomes the opportunity to serve students who reside outside the district boundaries. Interdistrict transfer agreements (IDA) will be approved depending upon school capacity and space in the grade level requested. Students who attend district schools on an interdistrict transfer must make satisfactory progress towards meeting academic standards, attend school regularly and arrive on time for school/class, and exhibit appropriate school behavior.Interdistrict transfers may occur when class enrollments in the district will permit the addition of non-resident students. Continuing IDA transfer students must reapply each year to attend the following year.Annual renewal of IDA requests begins in the spring of each school year, allowing school site administrators an opportunity to review each applicant’s record for attendance, disruptions of the educational program, or failure to make progress toward meeting district standards, before determining eligibility for renewing the interdistrict attendance request.
(Continues next page)Enrollment and Transfers (continued)
Invitations to renew are sent to parents/guardians before the end of the school year. Notification of placement occurs before the start of the new school year.Because students residing within the Campbell Union School District have first-priority placement, inter-district students may be displaced if no space is available.Transportation shall not be provided for students attending on an interdistrict agreement.A student's interdistrict agreement may be revoked because of excessive truancy, continual disruption of the educational program, or failure to progress towards meeting district standards. (Governing Board Policy and Administrative Regulation 5117 and 5117.1)
The Governing Board desires to admit all students who reside within district boundaries or who fulfill the district residency requirements through other means as allowed by law. (BP 5111.1)
The Superintendent or designee shall require parents/guardians to provide documentation of the student's residency upon admission to a district school. (cf. BP 5111) A copy of the document or written statement offered as verification of residency shall be maintained in the student's mandatory permanent record. (5 CCR 432)
A student's enrollment may be denied when the submitted documentation is insufficient to establish district residency. In any such case, the Superintendent or designee shall notify the parent/guardian in writing, including specific reasons for the denial.
When establishing a student's residency for enrollment purposes, the Superintendent or designee shall not inquire into a student's citizenship or immigration status.
When the Superintendent or designee reasonably believes that a student's parent/guardian has provided false or unreliable evidence of residency, he/she may make reasonable efforts to determine that the student meets district residency requirements. An investigation may be initiated when the Superintendent or designee is able to identify specific, articulable facts supporting the belief that the parent/guardian has provided false or unreliable evidence of residency. (Education Code 48204.1, 48204.2)
The Superintendent or designee may assign appropriate district employees to conduct the investigation. The investigation may include the examination of records, including public records, and/or interviews of persons who may have knowledge of the student's residency.
If the Superintendent or designee, upon investigation, determines that a student does not meet district residency requirements and denies the student's enrollment in the district, he/she shall provide the student's parent/guardian an opportunity to appeal that determination. (Education Code 48204.2)
(see also BP 5116 - School Attendance Boundaries)
Health and Special Needs Notifications
Official notices related to health and services for students with special needs. PLEASE NOTE: Requirements to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 are found in the District’s 2020-21 School Reopening Plan.
Administration of Medication to Student During Regular School Hours
Any student who is required to take prescribed and over-the-counter medication during the regular school day may be assisted by the school nurse or other designated school personnel if both of the following conditions are met: (CCR, 600)
- The student’s authorized health care provider executes a written statement specifying, at a minimum, the medication the student is to take, the dosage, and the period of time during which the medication is to be taken, as well as otherwise detailing (as may be necessary) the method, amount, and time schedule by which the medication is to be taken.
- The student’s parent or legal guardian provides a written statement initiating a request to have the medication administered to the student or to have the student otherwise assisted in the administration of the medication in accordance with the authorized health care provider’s written statement.
With the approval of the student’s authorized health care provider and the approval of the student’s parent or legal guardian, the school district may allow a student to carry emergency medication and self-administer the medication. In order for a student to carry and self administer medication, the school district shall obtain a written statement from the authorized health care provider detailing the name of the medication, method, amount and time schedules by which the medication is to be taken and confirming that the pupil is able to self-administer the medication. In addition, the school district shall obtain a written statement from the parent or legal guardian consenting to the student carrying and self administering the medication, providing for a release for the school nurse or other designated school personnel to consult with the health care provider of the pupil regarding any questions that may arise with regard to the medication, and releasing the school district and school personnel from civil liability if the self-administering student suffers an adverse reaction by taking the medication. The student may be subject to disciplinary action if the student uses the medication in a manner other than as prescribed.
When a student is carrying a medication that does not meet the conditions specified above, school officials will confiscate the medication and secure it in the school office until the appropriate paperwork is obtained from the parent and authorized health care provider. Epipens are on school sites, for emergency purposes only, in compliance with SB1266, and staff volunteers have been trained in their use.
Parents or legal guardians are responsible for delivery of the medication to the school site, and they are responsible for picking up the medication at the school at the end of the school year.
(AR 5141.21, Education Code Section 49423, California Code of Regulations 611)
Notice to School of Non-episodic Condition
Regarding students on a continuing medication regimen for a non-episodic condition
The parent or legal guardian of any public school student on a continuing medication regimen for a non-episodic condition shall inform the school nurse or other designated certificated school employee of the medication being taken, the current dosage, and the name of the supervising physician. With the consent of the parent or legal guardian of the student, the school nurse may communicate with the physician and may counsel with the school personnel regarding the possible effects of the drug on the child's physical, intellectual, and social behavior, as well as possible behavioral signs and symptoms of adverse side effects, omission, or overdose. The superintendent of each school district shall be responsible for informing parents of all students of the requirements of this section.
(Education Code Section 49480)
Certificate of Health Screening and Evaluation
Certificate indicating child has received an approved physical examination within 18 months of entering first grade
Parents of first grade students must provide a certificate approved by California’s Child Health and Disability Prevention Program (CHDP) indicating the child has received an approved physical examination within 18 months of entering first grade.
A waiver signed by the child's parent or guardian indicating that they do not want or are unable to obtain the health screening and evaluation services for their children shall be accepted by the school in lieu of the certificate. If the waiver indicates that the parent or guardian was unable to obtain the services for the child, then the reasons why should be included in the waiver.
(Health & Safety Code)
Confidential Medical Services, Release of Student to Obtain
Students in grade 7-8 may be excused from school for the purpose of obtaining confidential medical services without the consent of the student's parent or guardian. District policy and practice is that students will only be released from school to people who have written consent from the parent or guardian.
(Education Code Section 46010.1)
Exemptions from Instruction - Health, Family Life, Sex Ed.
Relating to instruction in health, family life education, and sex education
Whenever any part of the instruction in health, family life education, and sex education conflicts with the religious training and beliefs of the parent or guardian of any student, the student, on written request of the parent or guardian, shall be excused from the part of the training which conflicts with such religious training and beliefs. As used in this section, "religious training and beliefs" includes personal moral convictions.
(Education Code Section 51240)
Relating to student's oral, vision, hearing, and physical health
Sight and Hearing Tests
Providing for the testing of sight and hearing of each student enrolled in the district's schools
The governing board of any school district shall, subject to Section 49451, provide for the testing of sight and hearing of each student enrolled in the district's schools. Unless a parent/guardian files an annual written statement with the principal of the school stating he or she will not consent to a physical examination of a child, duly authorized employees of the district will provide vision and hearing screenings according to California health mandate regulations.
Students suspected of having a hearing defect, along with all kindergarten/transitional kindergarten, second, fifth and eighth grade students will be assessed. Students in those same grades who are suspected of having a vision deficit will be assessed for visual acuity.
- All first-grade boys’ color vision will be assessed.
- All kindergarten/transitional kindergarten, second, fifth and eighth grade students’ hearing will be assessed.
- Dates of mandated health screenings vary year to year. Parents may check school calendar for exact dates of screenings. Parents will be notified by mail of any vision or hearing defect found during the above screenings.
(Education Code Section 49452, California Code of Regulations 17, 2951)
Oral Health Assessment
California law requires that children have an oral health assessment prior to beginning kindergarten/transitional kindergarten or first grade, whichever is the child’s first year of attendance in public school.
The law specifies that a licensed dentist or other licensed or registered dental health professional must perform the assessment. Oral health assessments that have happened within 12 months prior to the date of the child’s initial enrollment also meet the requirement. Parents have the opportunity for their child to receive the topical application of fluoride, including fluoride varnish, or other decay-inhibiting agent to the teeth during the school year. The parent/guardian may consent to the treatment or indicate that the student shall not receive treatment because he/she has received the treatment from a dentist or the treatment is not desired.
(Education Code 49452.8, AR 5141.6, Health and Safety Code 104830, 104850, 104855)
Physical Exam Exemption
Relating to non-consent for a student to be exempt from any physical examination
A parent or guardian having control or charge of any child enrolled in the public schools may file annually with the principal of the school in which the child is enrolled a written statement, signed by the parent or guardian, stating that he or she will not consent to a physical examination of the child. Thereupon, the child shall be exempt from any physical examination, but whenever there is a good reason to believe that the child is suffering from a recognized contagious or infectious disease, he or she shall be sent home and shall not be permitted to return until the school authorities are satisfied that any contagious or infectious disease does not exist.
(BP 5141.3, Education Code Section 49451)
Immunizations; Communicable Disease Control
Cooperating with the local health officer in measures necessary for the prevention and control of communicable diseases in school-age children. Requirements to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 are found in the District’s 2020-21 School Reopening Plan.
Anything to the contrary notwithstanding, the governing board of any school district shall cooperate with the local health officer in measures necessary for the prevention and control of communicable diseases in school-age children. To protect our students and staff from the spread of communicable disease, we ask that you do not send your child to school with any of the following symptoms:
* Productive cough with yellow or green nasal discharge
- Fever of 100 degrees or more. Child should be fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever controlling medicine before returning to school
- Eyes that are red, swollen, crusting or draining
- Acute, severe earache or drainage from ear
- Nausea accompanied by vomiting
- Severe sore throat
- Rash of unknown origin
- Pain that does not subside after resting
- Severe toothache
- Parents of students exhibiting any of the above symptoms at school will be notified to pick their child up from the school office.
California Health and Safety Code requires students entering school provide a written immunization record upon admission to school. All immunizations must be up-to-date before a student may enroll. Any student admitted conditionally who fails to obtain the required immunizations within the time limits allowed by the California Department of Health Services will receive a notice of inadequate immunizations. Parents must present evidence of the required immunization within 10 days or the child will be excluded from school attendance (H&SC 120325).
Immunization schedules for students entering grades TK/K-8 are available in the school office or at www.shotsforschool.org. Please note that there are additional immunization requirements for students entering 7th grade.
Santa Clara County law requires all students entering kindergarten/transitional kindergarten and students transferring into grades TK through 12 from outside Santa Clara County present documentation of a Tuberculosis Screening Test. The screening will involve one or more of the following:
- Universal TB Risk Assessment (completed by your child’s health care provider)
- Mantoux Tuberculin Skin Test
- Interferon Gamma Release Assay (IGRA) blood test.
This TB screening must have been completed within twelve months prior to first kindergarten or transitional kindergarten registration, and entry into grades one through twelve (H&SC 8,3402). A positive Universal Risk Assessment, or a positive Mantoux Skin Test (10 mm or greater induration), or a positive IGRA will be evaluated to determine necessary follow up based on the current Santa Clara County Public Health Department “Guidelines for School Entrance; Tuberculosis Screening Requirements for Santa Clara County.” A conditional period of enrollment (not to exceed 45 days) may be granted, pending the results of a medical evaluation including a chest x-ray. At the conclusion of the conditional period of enrollment, students without the required documentation and/or medical evaluation shall be excluded from school until the documentation is received from the parent.
A permanent or temporary medical exemption of immunizations may be granted if the school district receives a written statement from a physician (MD or DO) licensed in California which states:
(1) The specific nature of the physical condition or medical circumstance for which the licensed physician does not recommend immunization;
(2) Each specific required vaccine that is being exempted.
(3) Each specific required immunization from which the pupil is exempt; and
(4) If the exemption is temporary, an expiration date no more than 12 calendar months from the date of signing.https://www.shotsforschool.org/laws/regs2019/#Q10
Students with medical exemptions may be excluded from school attendance if there is an outbreak of a vaccine-preventable disease at the school (CCR 6051).
Relating to accident insurance or liability insurance for injuries to students
The governing board may provide, or make available, medical or hospital service, or both, through nonprofit membership corporations defraying the cost of medical service or hospital service, or both, or through group, blanket or individual policies of accident insurance or through policies of liability insurance from authorized insurers, for injuries to students of the district or districts arising out of accidents occurring while in or on buildings and other premises of the district or districts during the time such students are required to be therein or thereon by reason of their attendance upon a regular day school of such district or districts or while being transported by the district or districts to and from school or other place of instruction, or while at any other place as an incident to school-sponsored activities and while being transported to, from and between such places. No student shall be compelled to accept such service without his or her consent, or if a minor without the consent of his or her parent or guardian.
The cost of the insurance or membership may be paid, from the funds of the district or districts, or by the insured student, his or her parent/guardian. A listing of low-cost medical, dental and vision services are available in the school office.
If your child does not have health insurance and needs low cost/no cost insurance, call the Health Trust at 408-961-9893 for information and applications for Medi-Cal, Covered California, Healthy Families and Healthy Kids medical, dental and vision care insurance.
If your child needs accident insurance, the following company is one of many that specialize in student accident insurance: Pacific Educators, Inc., 2808 E. Katella Ave, Ste 101, Orange, CA 92867, 800-722-3365.
(AR 5143, Education Code Section 49472)
Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Prevention Education
California Comprehensive Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Prevention Education Act; Notice and Parental Excuse
The parents or guardians of a pupil have the right to excuse their child from all or part of comprehensive sexual health education, HIV/AIDS prevention education, and assessments related to that education:
(a) At the beginning of each school year, or, for a pupil who enrolls in a school after the beginning of the school year, at the time of that pupil's enrollment, each school district shall notify the parent or guardian of each pupil about instruction in comprehensive sexual health education and HIV/AIDS prevention education and research on pupil health behaviors and risks planned for the coming year.
The notice shall include all of the following:
(1) Advise the parent or guardian that written and audiovisual educational materials used in comprehensive sexual health education and HIV/AIDS prevention education is available for inspection.
(2) Advise the parent or guardian whether the comprehensive sexual health education or HIV/AIDS prevention education will be taught by school district personnel or by outside consultants.
(3) Information explaining the parent's or guardians’ right to request a copy of this chapter.
(4) Advise the parent or guardian that the parent or guardian may request in writing that his or her child not receive comprehensive sexual health education or HIV/AIDS prevention education.
(b) Notwithstanding Section 51513, anonymous, voluntary, and confidential research and evaluation tools to measure pupils' health behaviors and risks, including tests, questionnaires, and surveys containing age appropriate questions about the pupil's attitudes concerning or practices relating to sex may be administered to any pupil in grades 7 to 12, inclusive, if the parent or guardian is notified in writing that this test, questionnaire, or survey is to be administered and the pupil's parent or guardian is given the opportunity to review the test, questionnaire, or survey and to request in writing that his or her child not participate.
(Education Code Section 51938)
Special Education (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act)
Students identified with special needs are provided a free and appropriate public education (FAPE)
The District ensures that all students identified with special needs are provided a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment (LRE) per their Individual Education Plan (IEP). Students who qualify for special education receive services based on individual student needs, in accordance with the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The IEP Team develops the plan based on the student's unique needs.
Our District is a member of the North West Santa Clara County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA), which provides regional support for district special education services. Through SELPA, we participate in the Special Education Community Advisory Committee (CAC), which consists of parents of children with exceptional needs, educators, and representatives from community agencies.
NOTE REGARDING THE PANDEMIC: Campbell Union School District remains committed to guarding the health and safety of our students, staff and families. Our COVID-19 website [link] provides information and resources to help you and your loved ones manage stress and anxiety that may arise due to the pandemic. At the beginning of the school year, and as new students enroll, our Special Education staff will review the needs of students with disabilities and IEPs, and our case managers will contact parents to discuss IEP/504 needs and parent concerns.
Special Education, Identification and Assessment
Providing for identification and assessment of individual's exceptional needs and instruction
Each school district, special education local plan area, or county office shall provide for the identification and assessment of an individual's exceptional needs, and the planning of an instructional program to meet the assessed needs. Identification procedures shall include systematic methods of utilizing referrals of students from teachers, parents, agencies, appropriate professional persons, and from other members of the public. Identification procedures shall be coordinated with school site procedures for referral of students with needs that cannot be met with modification of the regular instructional program.
(Education Code Section 56302)
Special Education, Individualized Education Program (IEP)
The IEP is a written plan comprising goals and objectives to meet a particular student’s needs developed by a team including parent(s), teacher, special education staff, administrator, and child (if appropriate).
An IEP must include:
- The student’s present levels of academic performance
- Annual goals for the student
- Short-term instructional objectives related to the annual goals
- Special education and related services that will be provided and the extent to which the child will participate in regular education programs
- Plans for starting the services and the anticipated duration of services
- Appropriate plans for evaluating, at least annually, whether the goals and objectives are being achieved
- Plans for the transition of older students
- Testing accommodations/modifications
An IEP meeting must be held within 60 calendar days after the date of written consent to an assessment (excluding school breaks over 5 consecutive days) for eligible children.
The IEP is developed by a team including the parents, an administrator, the teacher, the person(s) who conducted the assessment(s), at least one general education teacher if your child is or may be participating in the general education classroom, and other individuals as needed and appropriate.
Parents should consider whether to have their child attend the IEP team meeting. Older students are encouraged to attend and to take an active part in the IEP process. Younger students can attend when appropriate, perhaps just for a portion of the meeting. Parents may also bring a relative, friend, or neighbor to the meeting as a support.
The parent is always a necessary, welcome and equal member at meetings to plan special education placement and services.
To qualify for an IEP, students must be eligible under at least one of the thirteen federally defined disabling conditions and require Specialized Academic Instruction (SAI):
- Autism (AUT)
- Deafness (DEAF)
- Emotional Disturbance (ED)
- Speech or Language Impairment (SLI)
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Visual Impairment (VI)
- Hearing Impairment (HI)
- Intellectual Disability (ID)
- Multiple Disabilities (MD)
- Orthopedic Impairment (OI)
- Other Health Impaired (OHI)
- Specific Learning Disability (SLD)
“Child Find” System Policies and Procedures
Regarding procedure for initiating a referral for assessment to identify individuals with exceptional needs
Policies and Procedures for “Child Find” System (Education Code Section 56301) Each school district, special education local plan area, or county office shall establish written policies and procedures for a continuous child-find system, which addresses the relationships among identification, screening, referral, assessment, planning, implementation, review, and the triennial assessment. The policies and procedures shall include, but need not be limited to, written notification of all parents of their rights under this chapter, and the procedure for initiating a referral for assessment to identify individuals with exceptional needs. Please notify the local school or the Special Education office of any child who may need help. Rights pertinent to special education are available from the Special Education office (408-364-4200 ext. 6219).
Notwithstanding Section 48200, a student with a temporary disability who is in a hospital or other residential health facility, excluding a state hospital, which is located outside of the school district in which the student's parent or guardian resides shall be deemed to have complied with the residency requirements for school attendance in the school district in which the hospital is located. For further information, parents or guardians should contact the Special Education office, at 364-4200 ext. 6219.
(Residency) (BP 6183, Education Code Section 48207)
Instruction: Legal Notices and Information
Legal notices and excerpts from California Law and Board policies relating to the rights of parents or guardians of minor students
Animals — Student's Right to Refrain
Right to Refrain from the Harmful or Destructive Use of Animals
Except as otherwise provided in Section 32255.6, any student with a moral objection to dissecting or otherwise harming or destroying animals, or any parts thereof, shall notify his or her teacher regarding this objection, upon notification by the school of his or her rights pursuant to Section 32255.4. An alternate educational project will be developed.
A student's objection to participating in an educational project pursuant to this section shall be substantiated by a note from his or her parent or guardian.
Extra-Curricular and Co-Curricular Activities
Eligibility for students in grades 5 through 8 to participate
In order to participate in extra/co-curricular activities, students must demonstrate satisfactory educational progress. Students must earn a minimum 2.0 or “C” grade point average on a 4.0 scale, with no “F” earned during the period of participation. The Superintendent or designee may revoke a student's eligibility for participation in extra/co-curricular activities when a student's poor citizenship is serious enough to warrant loss of this privilege. For specific requirements, see Governing Board Policy 6145 online or by request.
(Board Policy 6145)
Fees and Charges
The Governing Board furnishes books, materials and instructional equipment as needed for the educational program.
Because the needs of the district must be met with limited available funds, the Board may charge fees when specifically authorized by law.
For such authorized fees, the district shall consider the student and parent/guardian's ability to pay when establishing fee schedules and granting exceptions.
(Board Policy 3260)
Free and Reduced-Price Meals
Adequate nutrition is essential to the development, health, and learning of all students.
The Governing Board recognizes that adequate nutrition is essential to the development, health, and learning of all students and that some families may be unable to provide breakfast and lunch for their children. The Superintendent or designee shall facilitate and encourage the participation of students from low-income families in the district's Child Nutrition (“food service”) program.
In accordance with law, Board policy, and administrative regulation, students who are enrolled in the free or reduced-price meal program shall receive meals free of charge or at a reduced price and shall not be overtly identified or treated differently from other students.
Lunch prices for all schools for the 2020-2021 school year will be:
- Full price breakfast is $2.50 and full price lunch is $3.75.
- Reduced price breakfast is $0.30 and reduced price lunch is $0.40
The Board authorizes designated employees to use individual records pertaining to student eligibility for the free and reduced-price meals program for the following purposes: (Education Code 49558)
- Disaggregation of academic achievement data (cf. 6162.51 - State Academic Achievement Tests)
- Identification of students eligible for services under the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act pursuant to 20 USC 6301-6576
When more than one lunch, breakfast, or type of milk is offered, the students shall have the same choice of meals or milk as is available to those students who pay the full price.
Applications are available to be filled out online at www.campbellusd.org/food or paper applications are available at your school’s front office or at the Child Nutrition Services office. Applications for free/reduced price meals are accepted throughout the school year. Contact Child Nutrition Services at 408-341-7210 or e-mail email@example.com.
The Governing Board recognizes that meaningful homework assignments can be a valuable extension of student learning time and assist students in developing good study habits.
The Governing Board recognizes that meaningful homework assignments can be a valuable extension of student learning time and assist students in developing good study habits. Homework shall be assigned to support classroom lessons, enable students to complete unfinished assignments, or review and apply academic content for better understanding. Homework assignments shall be reasonable in length and appropriate to the grade level and course. The Board expects that the number, frequency, and degree of difficulty of homework assignments will increase with the grade level and the maturity of students. Teachers shall assign homework as necessary to fulfill academic goals and reinforce current instruction, not to introduce new learning.
At the beginning of the school year, teachers shall communicate homework expectations to students and their parents/guardians.
The Board believes homework should be purposeful, and also values learning opportunities that result from extra-curricular activities and time spent with families and friends. A general expectation is that homework should be about ten minutes per grade level, for instance in first grade, the student would have an average of ten minutes per night of homework, in third grade, they would have an average of thirty minutes per night and in eighth grade around eighty minutes per night. This time does not include the encouragement of daily reading.
Homework can provide a daily or frequent check-in to measure a student's grasp of concepts taught in class. Homework assignments are designed to extend and practice what has been learned in the classroom. Homework can be used to direct creative efforts and research projects that extend beyond the practical boundaries of the day-to-day classroom. Regular homework assignments encourage students to develop self-discipline, self-reliance and prioritization skills. In certain cases, homework provides parents with a useful way to monitor the academic progress and capabilities of their children.
Homework assignments will reflect the capabilities of the majority of students, and differentiation must be made wherever practical, i.e. for higher performers, Special Education students and EL learners. Age-appropriate instruction may be given to help students allocate their time wisely, meet their deadlines, and develop good personal study habits. It is noted that when a student is given ample class time to complete a class assignment and does not manage the time well and therefore needs to complete the assignment outside of class, that is not considered homework. (Board Policy AR 5121)
For more details about the homework policy and guidelines, please contact the school principal, student handbook, or the district’s online policy manual.
Independent Study - Long Term
Information about how parents/guardians may request Independent Study for a student.
A long term independent study is available to families with extenuating circumstances that are not medical related that require a student to be out of school more than 15 days. The Superintendent or designee shall approve independent study for an individual student only upon determining that the student is prepared to meet the district's requirements for independent study and is likely to succeed in independent study as well as or better than he/she would in the regular classroom setting.
The district's independent study option shall be substantially equivalent in quality and quantity to classroom instruction, thus enabling students enrolled in independent study to complete the district's adopted course of study within the customary time frame. Students in independent study shall have access to the same services and resources as is available to other students in the school. Quality and quantity of assignments shall be equivalent to each school day’s work missed.
(BP 6158 Instruction cf. 6143 - Courses of Study)
The Superintendent or designee shall determine that the prospective independent study student understands and is prepared to meet the district's requirements for independent study. Independent study entails a commitment by both the parent/guardian and the student. As the student gets older, he/she assumes a greater portion of the responsibility involved. Independent study may be offered only to students who can achieve in this program as well as, or better than they would in the regular classroom.
Independent study contracts shall not be authorized for students who will be absent from school during the first and/or last ten days of the school year.
The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that a written independent study agreement, as prescribed by law, exists for each participating student. (Education Code 51747)
The master agreement shall specify the length of time in which each independent study assignment must be completed. Because excessive leniency in the duration of independent study assignments may result in a student falling behind his/her peers and increase the risk of dropping out of school, independent study assignments shall be no more than one week for all grade levels and types of program. However, when necessary based on the specific circumstances of the student's approved program, the Superintendent or designee may allow for a longer period of time between the date an assignment is made and when it is due, up to the termination date of the agreement. Board Policy 6158
The Board recognizes that independent study may be used as an option to encourage students to remain in school. Teachers should carefully set the duration of independent study assignments, within the limits specified by the Board, in order to help identify students falling behind in their work or in danger of failing or dropping out of school.
To foster each student's success in independent study, the Board establishes the following lengths of time which may elapse between the time an assignment is made and date by which the student must complete the assigned work shall be as follows:
- Completed Independent Studies assignments shall be returned to the school office the day the student returns to school.
- For students in grades TK-3 who's Independent Studies is longer than one week, assignments shall be returned to the school office on a weekly basis.
- For students in grades 4-8 who's Independent Studies is longer than two weeks, assignments shall be returned to the school office every two weeks.
When extenuating circumstances justify a longer time, the Superintendent or designee may extend the maximum length of an assignment to a period not to exceed eight weeks, pursuant to a written request with justification.
In order for teachers to have sufficient time to prepare the required units of study, requests for independent study must be received ten (10) school days in advance.
Per Education Code 51745c, students served by any special education program may only be placed on Independent Study or short term independent study if an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) team agrees to the placement and has signed the required IEP forms. Students who have an IEP and receive special education services via independent study will not receive direct services from credentialed staff during the parent requested short-term independent study. The student may not make progress on their IEP goals, the district would not be responsible for lack of progress or regression that may occur during the Short-term Independent Study.
Independent Study - Short Term
Information about how parents/guardians may request Independent Study for a student.
The district recognizes that there may be occasions during the regular school year when families choose to have their children accompany them on trips, or be absent from school for reasons other than the traditionally excused absences such as illness, doctor's appointments, or bereavement.When a student will be out of school for a minimum of 5 consecutive school days and no more than 15 school days, parents may request a short-term independent study.
A short-term independent study will be considered based upon the following factors; positive attendance, evidence of grade level achievement and positive discipline.
Requests for a short-term independent study can be made at your child's school of attendance. Requests must be received in writing and 10 schools days in advance to the requested absence. All student work shall be submitted upon return to receive academic and attendance credit.
Short-term independent study may not be concurrent with any other form of absence, e.g. illness, bereavement, etc. and if the short term independent study is running concurrent with any school vacation, the time including vacation days cannot be more than 15 days total.
Students who currently hold a SARB (Student Attendance Review Board) contract and/ora Conditional Interdistrict Transfer Agreement (IDA) are ineligible for a Short Term Independent Study.
Students who have previously been granted a Short Term Independent Study Contract and have not successfully completed a previous short term Independent Study contract, are not eligible for any subsequent short-term Independent Study contracts.
Short-Term Independent Study contracts shall not be authorized for students who will be absent from school during the first and/or last ten days of the school year.
A student with disabilities, as defined in Education Code section 56026, is not eligible for independent study unless his/her individualized education program specifically provides for such participation. (Education Code 51745)
Students must be in attendance the day prior to the first day of the Short Term Independent Study contract. If the student is absent, the contract is null and void and the student’s absences will be considered unexcused.
The student must complete all assignments by the due date and/or before the date he/she returns to classroom instruction, whichever occurs first. This date is final and cannot be extended under any circumstances. Completed work may be sent by USPS priority mail, email, fax, or any other agreed upon delivery method.
If the student is ill or absent from school on the due date, the short term independent study will be considered incomplete unless a doctor’s note is provided. If assignments are completed or returned after the due date, academic credit may be given; but no credit will be awarded for attendance.
All short-term independent study contracts and work samples must be kept on file for auditing purposes.
Only one Short Term Independent Study contract per school year will be granted per student in grades TK-8th grade.
Students may not be granted short-term independent study contracts more than three (3) times while in Campbell Union School District.
Language Acquisition Program. Foreign Language Instruction
The Superintendent or designee shall recommend world languages to be taught in the district's educational program based on student interest, community needs, and available resources. He/she shall also consider providing English learners the opportunity to study their heritage language, when such a course is available, in order to continue developing skills in that language. American Sign Language courses shall be open to all students regardless of hearing status.
The Governing Board intends to provide English learners with challenging curriculum and instruction that develop proficiency in English while facilitating student achievement in the district's regular course of study. The district identifies in its Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) goals and specific actions and services to enhance student engagement, academic achievement, and other outcomes for English learners. The LCAPs are available in school and district offices and online at www.campbellusd.org/lcap.
(Board Policy AR 6142.2, AR 6174)
Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)
Academic and Behavioral Interventions to Support Student Success
To ensure that students master grade level standards, the varying strengths and needs of students are taken into account when providing instruction. When necessary, additional supports and interventions (academic, behavioral, attendance) are provided. These supports are determined through the Student Success Team (SST) process, Individual Education Plan (IEP), and/or identified disabilities.*
* Additional academic and behavioral interventions may be available at the child’s school site.
Contact the school principal for details.
The most important element to providing instruction to meet the needs of all learners is the focus on high quality first instruction in the classroom. The Governing Board has adopted state standards of proficiency in multiple content areas. Students are assessed for grade-level skills and receive interventions when needed. When it becomes necessary to supplement the instructional practices for struggling students, we provide academic interventions in various ways.
Following are some, but not all, of the interventions that may be provided:
- Use of a strategic Student Study Team to identify student strengths and weaknesses
- Targeted, skill-based small group instruction
- Targeted iReady instructional lessons
- Time with Reading Intervention Teacher
- Before or after school additional support
- Work with Equity TOSAs or Instructional Aides
- Summer School
Support for student success.
Behavioral Interventions strategies reflect the Board's preference for the use of positive interventions and alternative disciplinary measures over exclusionary discipline measures as a means for correcting student misbehavior. Counselors work in conjunction with the Administrator and staff to develop, implement, and monitor tiered interventions for students.
The following list provides examples of the interventions that may be provided:
- Check in Check Out
- Social Skills Group
- Visual Schedule
- Class meetings
- Verbal prompts and re-corrections
- Sensory tools
- Preferential Seating
- Behavior Support Plan
- Individual counseling
- Self management strategies
- Quiet work area
- Buddy Teacher
- Acknowledgement programs
NOTE: Generally, any student identified as a student with a disability is subject to the same disciplinary measures applicable to all students for violations of the code of conduct, except when the student's behavior is determined to be a manifestation of his/her disability. (Board Policy 0430)
Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS)
PBIS improves social, emotional and academic outcomes for all students.
PBIS is a tiered framework of intervention practices that supports academic and behavior outcomes for all students. This framework is used to create and establish systems of support within the classroom and throughout the common areas of the school, such as the playground. Data is collected, reviewed by the school site’s designated PBIS team and presented to all staff on a monthly basis. The use of data is incorporated to assist schools with selecting the appropriate strategies and interventions that teach students the desired behaviors.
Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Support for students who don't qualify for special education services.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a civil rights statute that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities. This statute provides for the referral evaluation and reasonable accommodation of students who may not be eligible for special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), but who are otherwise disabled students under Section 504.
A student may be eligible to receive Section 504 accommodations if he/she has a physical or mental impairment, and the impairment substantially limits one or more major life activities. This process is a general education function.
Student Success Team (SST)
The SST process is a general education function designed to address the social, emotional and academic needs of all students. The classroom teacher and/or another staff member can refer students for an SST meeting.
Through a leveled process, the classroom teacher, parents, other staff members and site administrator(s) create an action plan based on the student’s strengths and challenges. The plan identifies strategies and interventions that will best address the student’s needs. In addition, the action plan includes input and participation by the parent, the classroom teacher and all appropriate staff members who have knowledge of the student and their work. The plan, once completed, is implemented immediately.
Photograph/Video of Students at School
Information about the use of photos or video footage showing students involved in classroom and school-related activities.
Photos and video footage of students add significantly to the communication value of district and school publications, video productions, social media, web sites, and community news organizations. It is the district's desire to share the achievements and recognition earned by students with the broader community. This effort can be aided by the use of photos or video footage showing students involved in classroom and school-related activities. Campbell Union School District to allows photographs and video footage of students to be used in district-produced materials including, but not limited to: websites, brochures, social media, and publications. To protect the privacy rights of students and their parents/guardians:
- Phone numbers, home addresses, and email addresses of students or their parents/guardians shall not be published on a district or school web page, without parent permission.
- Photograph(s) of a student shall not be published with his/her name or other personally identifiable information without the prior written consent of the student's parent/guardian.
- News organizations wishing to photograph or video students while at school must receive prior approval from the District Superintendent or designee.
- Photographs of groups of students, such as at a school event, may be published provided that students' names are not included.
To opt out or restrict use of photographs and video footage of their students, parents/guardians may provide a written request to the school office staff stating: the child’s name, grade, and the wish to opt out of the general photo/video permission for their child.
(Board Policy 1110, 1112, 1113, 5022, 5125.1)
Professional Qualifications Requests
Qualifications of classroom teacher and paraprofessionals
Parents may request information about the professional qualifications of their child's classroom teachers and paraprofessionals. Requests should be made in writing and directed to the attention of the district's Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources. Parents will receive a written response informing them of the following:
- The type of state credential or license that the teacher holds;
- The education level and subject area of the teacher’s college degree(s); and
- If a paraprofessional (teacher’s aide) provides services to your child, you may request information about his or her qualifications.
(Board Policy 4112.2, APR 4222)
Promotion, Retention, and Acceleration of Students
The governing board expects students to progress through each grade within one school year.
The governing board expects students to progress through each grade within one school year. To accomplish this, instruction should accommodate the varying interests and growth patterns of individual students and include strategies for addressing academic deficiencies when needed.
Students shall progress through the grade levels by demonstrating growth in learning and meeting the State and District adopted grade level standards, and by completion of an Eighth Grade Exhibition.
As early as possible in the school year, and in the student's school career, the Superintendent or designee shall identify students who should be retained and who are at risk of being retained in accordance with law, Board policy, and administrative regulations. Using multiple measures of assessment, students shall be identified on the basis of District Performance Levels in reading/language arts and mathematics.
When a student is recommended for retention or is identified as being at risk for retention, the Superintendent or designee shall (1) provide opportunities for supplemental instruction to assist the student in overcoming his/her academic deficiencies and (2) provide a process and timeline for parent notification and appeal. Supplemental opportunities may include, but are not limited to, tutorial programs, after-school programs, summer school, and intervention programs.
When high academic achievement is evident, the Superintendent or designee may recommend a student for acceleration into a higher-grade level. The student's social and emotional growth shall be taken into consideration in making a determination to accelerate a student. Extended curriculum is available for all students exceeding grade level standards.
Students who apply for admission to district schools will be placed at the grade level they have reached elsewhere pending observation and evaluation of their academic, social and emotional performance by their teachers, guidance personnel and principal/designee, or will be placed based on age.
When a student transfers out of the district, a brief statement will be attached to his/her permanent record showing which basic proficiencies, if any, have been assessed and satisfactorily met according to the standards of this district. (Governing Board Policies 5118 and 5123)
Transitional Kindergarten (TK): Students turning 5 between September 2 and December 2 are eligible for a Transitional Kindergarten program, offered at elementary school sites. On a case-by-case basis, Education Code 48000 authorizes early entrance into kindergarten for children who reach age 5 later than the date specified below, provided the parent/guardian approves, the district determines it is in the child's best interests, and the district has provided the parent/guardian with information on the advantages and disadvantages of early admittance.
Authorization for acceleration from transitional kindergarten into kindergarten shall be subject to the following conditions and criteria:
- The student is at least five years of age at the date of acceleration (Education Code section 48000-48002).
- The parent or guardian and/or classroom teacher requests that the student be accelerated from transitional kindergarten to kindergarten during the school year.
- The parent or guardian is given information regarding the advantages and disadvantages and any other explanatory information about the effect of this acceleration.
- A student must meet the criteria for acceleration that has been established and can be found in Board Policy, or by request of the Director of Instructional Services, 408-341-6218.
(Board Policy 5123)
School Accountability Report Cards (SARC)
The Governing Board shall annually issue a school accountability report card (SARC) for each school site.
The District publicizes the availability of the SARCs and notifies parents/guardians that a paper copy will be provided upon request. On or before February 1 of each year, the District makes the SARCs available in paper copy and on the Internet per Education Code 35256. Copies are available in the school office, the District administration office or online at www.campbellusd.org/reports.
Shortened Days and/or Staff Development Days
Shortened days for parent conferences and/or staff development purposes.
Pursuant to Education Code and with Governing Board approval, local schools may schedule shortened days for parent conferences and/or staff development purposes. Local schools may also schedule student-free staff development days, the maximum number of which is determined by law. The school in which the child is enrolled annually distributes the school calendar that lists shortened days, staff development days, and other school or district events. Contact the school for more information.
State Assessments, Student Participation/Exemption
The governing board encourages all students at the applicable grade levels to participate in the state assessments in order to maximize the usefulness of the data and enable the district to meet participation levels required for state and federal accountability systems.
The Superintendent or designee shall notify students and parents/guardians about the importance of these assessments and shall develop strategies to encourage student participation. Students shall be exempted from participation only in accordance with law and administrative regulation.
A parent /guardian may annually submit to the school a detailed written request to excuse his/her child from any or all parts of the CAASPP assessments for the school year, and such a request shall be granted by the Superintendent or designee. However, district employees shall not solicit or encourage any exemptions request on behalf of any student or group of students. If a parent/guardian submits an exemption request after testing has begun, any test(s) completed before the request is submitted will be scored and the results reporting to the parent/guardian included in the student's records.
For more details about state testing, please contact the district’s assessment coordinator or the principal of your child’s school.
Student Records, Access to
The parent or guardian has the right to examine all relevant school records pertaining to his or her child.
The parent or guardian has the right to examine all relevant school records pertaining to his or her child within (5) school days after each request has been made by the parent or guardian, either orally or in writing. The school shall charge a fee not to exceed the actual cost of furnishing copies. No charge shall be made for providing up to two transcripts or up to two verifications of various records for any former student. No charge shall be made to locate or retrieve any student records. (Education Code 49065)
Student records are those records which are maintained in perpetuity and which schools have been directed to compile by state law, regulation or administrative directive. (5 CCR 430)
Student records do not include directory information. Directory information means information contained in an education record of a student that would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed. Such student information includes: name, address, telephone number.
Persons, agencies or organizations not afforded access rights pursuant to state law may be granted access only through written permission of the parent/guardian or adult student, or by judicial order. (Education Code 49075)
The custodian of records shall be responsible for the security of student records and shall assure that access is limited to authorized person. The site administrator shall determine the custodian of records at each school site. A log identifying those persons, agencies or organizations requesting or receiving information from the records and the legitimate educational interest of the requester shall be kept at each school site. (Educational Code 49064)
School officials and employees who have access to student records are those whose duties and responsibilities to the district, whether routine or as a result of special circumstances, require that they have access to student records.
The custodial parent/guardian of any student may submit to the Superintendent or designee a written request to correct or remove from his/her child's records any information concerning the child which he/she alleges to be any of the following: (Education Code 49070)
- An unsubstantiated personal conclusion or inference.
- A conclusion or inference outside of the observer's area of competence.
- Not based on the personal observation of a named person with the time and place of the observation noted.
- In violation of the privacy or other rights of the student.
When a student grade is challenged, the teacher who gave the grade shall be given an opportunity to state orally, in writing, or both, the reasons for which the grade was given. Insofar as practicable, he/she shall be included in all discussions related to any grade change. In the absence of clerical or mechanical error, fraud, bad faith or incompetency, the student's grade as determined by the teacher shall be final. (Education Code 49066)
When a student transfers from this district to another school district or to a private school, the Superintendent or designee shall forward a copy of the student's mandatory permanent record within 10 school days of the district's receipt of the request for the student's records. (Education Code 48918, 49068; 5 CCR 438)
Upon receiving a request from a county placing agency to transfer a student in foster care out of a district school, the Superintendent or designee shall transfer the student's records to the next educational placement within two business days. (Education Code 49069.5)
For further information, contact your school principal or the Director of School Services, at 408-364-4200 extension 6285.
(Board Policy AR 5125, AR 5125.3)
The Superintendent or designee may authorize research projects within the district by outside groups or persons when such research coincides with district goals and is likely to benefit the district without disrupting the normal school program or making undue demands upon staff time. Requests for information and demonstration of district programs should not limit staff members' ability to fulfill their regular duties.
(Board Policy 6162.8)
Technology/Electronic Information – Student Use
(Board Policy 6163.4 and regulations) (Education Code Section 51870-51874)
Electronic information services (e.g., e-mail and Internet access) are available to Campbell Union School District students, teachers, volunteers, and other employees. The District's goal in providing these services is to promote educational excellence by facilitating resource sharing, innovation, and communication. The District will make every effort to protect users from any misuses/abuses while using the District's information services. Illegal interaction with the District's electronic information services is strictly prohibited. The District shall train its employees, volunteers, and students on acceptable use of the District's electronic resources. The District has developed acceptable use agreements for employees, volunteers, and students. Signed agreements must be on file with the District before the District's electronic resources will be made available for use. Prior to any student use of electronic resources, an acceptable use agreement, signed by both parent/guardian and student, must be filed with the school. The agreement form is in the “forms” section of this handbook.
Technology Acceptable Use Agreement
CUSD schools are online and connected to the District's wide area network. This allows staff and students to access the Internet, the electronic information highway connecting millions of computers all over the world.
With access to people worldwide comes the potential availability of some material that may be inappropriate for children. CUSD believes that the benefits to students from access to the Internet far outweigh this disadvantage. In an attempt to protect CUSD students from inappropriate material, the district provides an Internet content filtering system. This system is designed to stop most unwanted material from appearing on student computers, but the district cannot guarantee that all undesirable websites will be filtered.
CUSD does not control information found on the Internet and cannot guarantee that students will not access inappropriate material. Teachers will, however, provide age-appropriate instruction to all students on the appropriate use of the network. Ultimately, parents and/or guardians of minors working in a partnership with the District are responsible for setting standards that their children should follow.
Additional information about technology support during the COVID-19 pandemic is available in the district’s 2020-21 School Reopening Plan.
Please read and discuss with your child the Technology Acceptable Use Agreement included in the Parent/Guardian Agreements and Consent forms provided when your child started school in our district.
If you have questions about the use of our network, please contact the school principal.
Technology Acceptable Use Agreement
The following information is included in the Parent/Guardian Agreements and Consent forms that are sent to each student's parent/guardian at the start of school. It is provided here as a reference. The school maintains a record of parental/guardian agreements.
STUDENT TECHNOLOGY ACCEPTABLE USE
Board Policy 6163.4
It is expected that students in the Campbell Union School District demonstrate responsible behavior when using computers, tablets, computer networks, and other electronic devices. School rules for student behavior are applicable whenever students are using technology and/or digital communications. Parents and guardians are responsible for making sure that their child under-stands appropriate use of these technologies in the same manner that they are responsible for making sure that their child understands school rules.
The district’s network and infrastructure is provided for students to research, communicate, and enhance their learning. Teachers will guide students in appropriate use of technology for research, communication and presentations. Site and district technology staff may review files and communication to maintain system integrity and ensure that students are using the system responsibly. Since communication on the network is public, users should not expect files stored on district servers to remain private.
Users of these technologies will comply with this Acceptable Use Agreement (AUA), district standards and rules of behavior, and will honor all copyright laws of the provided network services. Students are authorized to use district technology and equipment to access the Internet or online services in accordance with user obligations and responsibilities specified below unless the Student and his/her parent or guardian has chosen to opt-out of this Agreement by signing an Acceptable Use Agreement Opt-Out Form available in the school office.
The following guidelines shall govern a student with regard to the district’s computer network.
- CUSD students who take home a district-issued device must sign the current year student pledge and agree to the terms of appropriate use. The student pledge is available in both English and Spanish. The pledge should be on file before a student begins the use of a district-issued device at home.
- A student’s access to the district’s computer network is a privilege, not a right. Violation of this Acceptable Use Agreement may result in disciplinary action, including but not limited to:
· Loss of access to the district computer network, school computers and/or the Internet.
· Discipline, including suspension/expulsion, consistent with existing district policies and California law.
· Law enforcement agencies’ involvement if there is illegal use of the Internet.
- Students and parents should recognize that use of the district computer network extends outside of the school itself and into off-campus remote locations such as homes. The district’s jurisdiction to enforce student behavior and discipline policies and rules may apply whether the misuse or violation is at school or not, if the district’s computer network is used inappropriately.
- If so issued, the student is responsible for his/her network account and for its proper use at all times. Students shall keep usernames and passwords private and shall only use the account to which they have been assigned.
- If students are issued a district email account, said account will be limited to communications with other students and district staff for academic/educational purposes. Students shall not attempt to interfere with other students' ability to send or receive email, nor shall they attempt to read, delete, copy, modify, or use another individual's identity.
- Students shall report any inappropriate content, security problem, or misuse of services to the teacher or principal as soon as they become aware.
- Unacceptable Uses
When using the district’s computer network, students are prohibited from engaging in acts including, but not limited to:
· Any use that is in violation of federal, state, and copyright laws or school regulations.
· Any use other than academic/educational purposes.
· Releasing their own or others’ personal information, such as addresses, phone numbers, photos, user account information, or other personal information.
· Writing or displaying offensive or obscene language or pictures.
· Any use that potentially or actually causes harm to another person or another’s property.
· Any use that constitutes cyber bullying, including but not limited to the use of profanity and harassment of others, hate mail, discriminatory remarks, chain letters, writing or displaying offensive or obscene language or pictures, posting to or creating web site for the purpose of harassment, creating a credible impression of another student, and/or creating/using a false profile.
· Any use (including sending emails and/or attachments, viewing of or posting to websites, social networking pages or blogs) that can be reasonably construed as containing obscene, vulgar, or lewd material.
· Attempted access of other user’s accounts or trespassing into files, folders, storage, or work created by other network users.
· Any use that disrupts the use of the computer by others or undermines the integrity of the network, and any destruction, modification, or abuse of district computer hardware or software.
· Any attempt to circumvent or disable district safety/security measures.
Personal Electronic Devices
When using personal electronic devices at any district school or location, students should be mindful of the following:
· Use of personal electronic devices while on district property is subject to the same policies and guidelines as all other district technology equipment.
· Access to the Internet is provided through the district’s wired and wireless network with the intent that it be used for academic / educational purposes only, and not for personal, non-school related use.
Limitation of Liability:
The district shall not be responsible for any damages suffered by the student, including those arising from non-deliveries, misdeliveries, service interruptions, unauthorized use, loss of data, and exposure to potentially harmful or inappropriate material or people. Use of any information obtained via the Internet or communications technologies is at the student’s own risk.
The district specifically denies any responsibility for the accuracy or quality of information obtained through the Internet. The district assumes no liability for personal technology, including computers, smart phones, network access devices, or other electronic signaling devices, if such devices are damaged, lost or stolen. The student and his/her parent/guardian shall indemnify and hold the district harmless from any losses sustained by parents/student, the district and/or other individuals/entities, as the result of use or misuse of the district’s computer network by the student, and/or the loss or damage of personal technology.
CUSD has joined the California Student Privacy Alliance (CSPA), an organization which has created an unified agreement for vendors and school districts to enter into to protect student data. If a vendor does not sign the CSPA unified agreement, the district will require vendors to sign a MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) to prohibit student data mining or targeted marketing while requiring industry standards for encryption and security. As new district-wide contracts are signed and old contracts are renewed, the CSPA or MOU process is put into place. The goal is to ensure that all vendors (including teacher-initiated classroom-based tools) are either subject to a negotiated contract or covered by new state or federal legislation regulating vendor practices.
PARENT/LEGAL GUARDIAN ACKNOWLEDGMENT
The Acceptable Use Agreement form requests that the parent/legal guardian acknowledge the following:
- That the parent/guardian of a District student understands and agrees that the child must comply with the terms of this Acceptable Use Agreement in order to use District technology.
- That the parent/guardian gives permission for my child to use district technology and/or to access the school's computer network and the Internet.
- That the parent/guardian understands that, despite the District's best efforts, it is impossible for the school to restrict access to all offensive and controversial materials.
- That the parent/guardian agrees to release from liability, indemnify, and hold harmless the school, District, and District personnel against all claims, damages, and costs that may result from the child's use of District technology or the failure of any technology protection measures used by the District.
- That the parent/guardian accepts full responsibility for supervision of the child's use of his/her access account if and when such access is not in the school setting.
- That the parent/guardian understands that if he/she does not agree to the terms of this Acceptable Use Agreement, he/she must submit an Acceptable Use Agreement Opt-Out Form obtained from the school.
The Governing Board recognizes that parents/guardians are their children’s first and most influential teachers and that continued involvement in the education of children contributes greatly to student achievement and positive school environment. The Superintendent or designee shall consult with parents/guardians and family members in the development of meaningful opportunities for them to be involved in district and school activities at all grade levels; advisory, decision-making, and advocacy roles; and activities to support learning at home.
The district's Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) includes goals and strategies for parent/guardian involvement, including district efforts to seek parent/guardian input in district and school site decision making and to promote parent/guardian participation in programs for English learners, foster youth, students eligible for free and reduced-price meals, and students with disabilities.
The Superintendent or designee regularly evaluates and reports to the Board on the effectiveness of the district's parent/guardian and family engagement efforts, including, but not limited to, input from parents/guardians, family members, and school staff on the adequacy of involvement opportunities and on barriers that may inhibit participation.
In addition to providing parent with a copy of our Parent Involvement policy (BP 6020), school handbooks and websites delineate ways in which parents may increase involvement with their child’s education. Examples include: reading and responding to messages from the teacher/principal, serving as volunteers in the school, attending student performances and meetings, and participating in site councils, advisory councils and other activities in which they may undertake governance, advisory and advocacy roles.
(Board Policy 6020, BP 6171; Education Code 11503)
Family Involvement Makes the Difference in Student Success!
Research shows that involvement by parents and family members makes a big difference in a child’s success at school.
- Children with involved parents are more likely to be promoted, pass their classes and earn credits.
- Students with involved parents are more likely to have better social skills, show improved behavior, and adapt well to school.
- Children with involved parents are more likely to graduate and go on to post-secondary education.
- Students with involved parents are more likely to attend school regularly.
Source: National Education Association
The principal at your child’s school has many ideas about how you can be involved in your child’s education. Here are just a few:
Start with the basics … Then ... Go beyond the expected.
Make sure your child gets proper rest and nutrition… Then … Be your child’s greatest cheerleader and advocate.
Make a place and time at home that is conducive to doing homework… Then … Help your child talk through the tougher problems.
Read/respond to notices from the teacher… Then … Ask teacher for and use tips to help your child at home.
Talk about your job in positive ways at home… Then … Be a guest speaker on Career Day.
Read with children (at least 20 minutes a day)… Then … Be a guest reader for Read Across America Day or Project Cornerstone.
Chaperone a field trip… Then … Help raise money for the trip’s expenses.
Volunteer to help with a class or school project… Then … Volunteer to coordinate a project, such as Garden Work Day or Exhibitions.
Attend a school assembly or recital… Then … Attend a parent workshop and share what you learned with family members.
Keep in touch. Stay informed. Access information online
There are many ways to give and receive information about how your child is doing in school, how to help from home, and how to support them at school.
For the 2020-21 school year, our schools and district will PRIMARILY use the following four communication tools:
- SeeSaw: connect directly to your child’s classroom learning, see samples of work, and receive messages from the teacher. (Login information is provided by the school.)
- PowerSchool Parent: our student information system. Log in to see your student’s info, grades, state test results, attendance, and more. (Login information is provided by the school.)
- Enews: weekly school news & flyers from the school and district sent to your email address every Thursday morning. Anyone may subscribe!
- SchoolMessenger: notices from school & district (phone, email, text options available)
Download the app to manage contact preferences and limit "robo-calls".
We hope these mobile-friendly, online features will be a convenient way for you and your student to stay in informed throughout the year.