Summer High School Policies

STUDENT INDENTIFICATION
All students currently registered in a PVPUSD intermediate or high school must use the student ID number on their current PVPUSD student ID card.

NON-PVPUSD STUDENTS
All students not currently enrolled in a PVPUSD school: please click here to request a temporary ID#.

Students enrolled in any PVPUSD school do not need a temporary ID#.

BELL SCHEDULE

7:25 AM   –   FIRST BELL

7:30 AM   –   TARDY BELL – SCHOOL BEGINS

9:30 AM   –   FIRST BREAK

9:40 AM   –   END BREAK BELL

9:45 AM   –   TARDY BELL

11:35 AM –    SECOND BREAK

11:45 AM –    END BREAK BELL

11:50 AM –    TARDY BELL

1:00 PM   –    END OF SCHOOL

 

ABSENCES AND TARDIES

There are no excused or unexcused absences or tardies. All absences/tardies are treated the same.

ALL STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND THE LAST DAY OF EACH SEMESTER.  STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE A ‘0’ FOR ALL WORKED MISSED ON THE LAST DAY.  TEACHERS DO NOT HAVE LEEWAY FOR ANY REQUEST TO TAKE TESTS EARLY OR MAKE UP MISSED WORK FOR THE LAST DAY OF EACH SEMESTER.

Late arrival to class in excess of 15 minutes at the start of school or after any break will result in a ½ day absence for the time period. Students arriving more than 15 minutes late at both sessions receive a full absence.
Students who leave class without teacher permission will receive a cut, which is equivalent to a full day of absence.
Tardies are awarded to students who arrive late to class, but within 15 minutes of the start time. There are no excused or unexcused absences or tardies. All absences and tardies are counted. Examples of combinations of absences and tardies appear below.
2 tardies = ½ day absence
2 tardies + ½ day = 1 absence
4 tardies = 1 absence
4 tardies + 1 absence = 2 absences
6 tardies = 1 ½ days absence
8 tardies = 2 days absence

YEARLONG CLASS: Dismissal will result with any combination of absences and/or tardies that exceed the equivalent of two (2) absences.  Absences/tardies are accumulative for the six weeks.
Maximum tardies = 8
Maximum absences = 2 days of absence

SEMESTER CLASS: Dismissal will result with any combination of absences and/or tardies that exceed the equivalent of one (1) day of absence.
Maximum tardies = 4
Maximum absences = 1 day of absence or combination

TRUANCY/CLASS “CUT”
1 truancy (“cut”) = a full day of absence

ELECTRONIC INFORMATION POLICY
Electronic Information. Students and staff have access to electronic mail, public and university libraries, information, and news from a variety of sources including research institutions, discussion groups on a wide variety of topics, and much more. During school, teachers will guide students toward appropriate materials while using the PVPUSD computers.

Inappropriate Use. While electronic information resources offer tremendous opportunities, they also offer illegal or unethical avenues for reaching students, teachers, and others. All users should be aware that inappropriate use of electronic information resources could be a violation of local, state, and federal laws. Violations can lead to prosecution. Students in violation of this policy are subject to suspension or dismissal.

PVPSS strongly believes in the educational value of electronic information resources and recognizes their potential to support the curriculum and student learning. Our goal in providing electronic information services is to facilitate resource sharing, innovation, and communication. PVPSS makes every effort to protect students and teachers from misuse or abuse as a result of experiences with electronic information services. Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District access to electronic information services is provided through the Los Angeles County Office of Education.

Use of an unauthorized cellphone or other electronic device without prior consent of principal or designee

  • First Offense: warning and confiscation of device for the day
  • Second Offense: confiscation of device and parent contact
  • Third Offense: one day suspension with any additional offense resulting in dismissal

 

OFF-CAMPUS INFORMATION
Students are expected to stay on campus during the breaks. Peninsula Education Foundation and Palos Verdes Peninsula Schools accept no liability for students choosing to leave campus during school hours.

A student who must leave campus for doctor’s appointments, family emergencies, etc. must have a parent note granting permission to leave class. Students leaving class early without a parent request will be considered truant.

VISITOR INFORMATION
All visitors, including parents, must sign in through the Summer High School Office.

Parents/visitors may not visit a classroom while summer school is in session without permission from a summer school administrator.

Students who are not enrolled in summer school and are without specific school business must have permission to be on the main part of campus during school hours. A visitor’s pass may be obtained from the summer school principal’s office during the time summer school is in session (7:30 AM-1:00 PM)

FEES
There will be a $25.00 service charge for all schedule changes beginning on May 15.

SKATEBOARDS, ETC.
Use of skateboards or hoverboards on campus at any time is prohibited.

  • First Offense warning and confiscation of board for the day
  • Second Offense confiscation of board and parent contact
  • Third Offense one day suspension with any additional offense resulting in dismissal with no refund

 

PVPSS CODE OF CONDUCT: Safe Schools Program Code of Conduct

The Palos Verdes Unified School District Code of Conduct has been adopted for use by Palos Verdes Peninsula Summer Schools. Some adjustments have been made in the disciplinary consequences to conform to the summer school schedule.

CATEGORY 1 VIOLATIONS
ZERO TOLERANCE VIOLATIONS RESULTING IN DISMISSAL

Selling illegal narcotics/drugs/controlled substances
Unlawfully possessed or unlawfully offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell drug paraphernalia
Brandishing a knife at another person
Possessing, selling, or otherwise furnishing a firearm
Committed or attempted to commit a sexual assault or a sexual battery
Possessing an explosive

Immediate dismissal with an F/U; referral to local law enforcement agency; meeting with student and parent(s) to discuss possible intervention programs and need for additional counseling will result from infraction.  No refunds allowable.

CATEGORY 2 VIOLATIONS
ZERO TOLERANCE VIOLATIONS RESULTING IN DISMISSAL

Causing serious physical injury to another person (particularly those acts that are premeditated) except in self-defense
Possessing a knife (particularly a “switchblade” knife or any “dirk, “dagger,” or other instrument that my be used with the intent of inflicting bodily injury [reference: penal code sections 653(k) and 626.10]), or other dangerous instrument/object of no reasonable use to the student
Unlawfully possessing/using, furnishing, or being under the influence of any narcotics/illegal drugs/controlled substances
Extortion/robbery
Assault or battery against any school employee as defined in sections 240 and 242 of the penal code.
Involvement (use, sale, furnishing, purchase, and/or possession) with alcohol
Possession or use of tobacco, or any product containing tobacco or nicotine products
Theft, or attempted theft of, damage to, or attempted damage to, school or private property; destruction of (including graffiti, vandalism, etc.), or attempted destruction of, school or private property; knowingly received stolen school or private property

Immediate dismissal with an F/U; possible referral to local law enforcement agency; meeting with student and parent(s) to discuss possible intervention programs/counseling will result from infraction.  No refunds allowable.

CATEGORY 3 VIOLATIONS

Possession/use of an imitation firearm (a replica of a firearm that is so substantially similar in physical properties to an existing firearm as to lead a reasonable person to conclude that the replica is a firearm)
Possession/use of a “look-alike” weapon (if used to threaten to cause injury to another individual or results in disruption of school activities)
Engaged in, or attempted to engage in, hazing, as defined in penal code section 245.6(b) (referenced in 48900(q))
Possession of a knife or other dangerous instrument/object
Intimidation, any act of hate violence, or threatening to cause injury to another person (grades 4-12)
Disrupted school activities or otherwise willfully defied the valid authority of school personnel in the performance of their duties.
Gang activity/involvement or any gang-related action/behavior that is damaging or disruptive to a safe and orderly school, including the wearing of apparel/insignias/accessories with gang connotations
Involvement (use, sale, furnishing, purchase, and/or possession) with alcohol
Racial/religious/sexual harassment (grades 4-12)
Committed an obscene act or engaged in habitual profanity/vulgarity
Falsification or forgery in relation to official documents
Violation of dress standards, including wearing of unsafe or disruptive attire or unsafe footwear
General violation of school rules, including violations of acceptable use policy for electronic resources (e.g. coputer networks, electronic mail, and the internet)
Classroom disruption
Cheating on examinations and/or other classroom work, including  plagiarism (i.e., to represent the work/words of another as one’s own without crediting the source-O grade/U citizenship)
Unsafe acts such as throwing food or any other object, running in corridors, climbing fences or buildings, or any other actions which threaten campus safety or order.

Possible dismissal; possible suspension; possible referral to local law enforcement agency; parent contact; conference with student and parent(s) to discuss possible intervention programs and need for additional counseling will result from infraction.  No refunds allowable if dismissed from program.