Student Use Policy

Bicycles, Skateboards, and Scooters

Bicycles are not to be ridden at any time on campus. All bicycles must be locked in the bike rack.  Do not lock your bike to your friend’s bike.  The school is not responsible for loss or damage to your bike. Failure to observe bike safety rules may result in the loss of privilege of riding a bike to school.  All bicycles should be licensed with the Downey Police Department.

Skateboards or scooters are not allowed on campus at any time without administrative permission.

Backpack and School Supplies

In place of lockers, students must carry book bags or back packs.  Having a book bag or backpack provides you with a convenient way to carry books and other school materials.  By carrying all your materials together, you will always have your assignments and materials for class. Backpacks, book bags, purses, and folders are to be free of writing, tagging, or any unnecessary decor, with the exception of the student’s name, at all times. In addition, material that is deemed inappropriate or that causes a distraction or disruption is not allowed on folder s. Students violating these policies will have the items confiscated and be subject to detention.

Cell Phones

Cell phones must be off and kept in backpacks out of view at all times once the student enters campus.  Students may use their phones after school as they are leaving.  The school is not responsible for lost or stolen cell phones. Cell phones that are on or in view will be confiscated and sent to the vice principal. Parents may pick confiscated cell phones by appointment only and the student will be issued a two hour detention. Repeated violators are subject to suspension. The school administration has the authority and will check any cell phones that are on at school.

Medication for Students

The school recognizes that at certain times there is a need for students to take medications during school hours.  Therefore, the following procedure has been established:

1. Parents must fill out a written form available from the office.

2. Medication should be clearly labeled stating contents, schedule, dosage, physician, and the student’s name.  The medication will be kept in the office and the student will be allowed to go to the office to maintain the medication schedule.

3. Students will be responsible for administering their own medication.  A school employee may observe, but not assist in any way.

4. Under no circumstances are students to be in possession of medication once they arrive at school.

Personal Property

The school cannot be responsible for the loss or destruction of students’ personal property.  For this reason, valuable jewelry should never be worn to school, such as watches, rings, necklaces and bracelets, as these items must be removed during P.E. classes.

The lost and found is in the main office and is open before and after school only.  Students are not allowed to bring the following personal property on campus because it distracts from their education:

Gum, electronic audio/video equipment, laser pointers, trading cards, electronic games, dice, other games that encourages gambling.  The unauthorized buying, selling, or trading of property (i.e. trading cards, candy, games, etc.) on campus is not permitted.  No aerosol cans of any kind are permitted.  No permanent markers or sharpies are allowed on campus. These items will be confiscated and the student will be assigned a two hour detention.

School Supplies

Books are issued free with the understanding that a student must pay for them if they are lost or damaged.

Individual teachers will issue a supply list at the beginning of the school year. Students are expected to bring the listed supplies.

You may be asked to voluntarily donate lab fees for some of the elective classes.  Lab donations should be given directly to the teacher.