Central Davis Junior High School is governed by the policies, rules, and regulations of the Davis County School District, USBE Administrative Rule, and Utah State Law. This information is not designed to be all-inclusive in relation to these policies. It is designed to provide an overview for parents and students and to answer some of the most asked questions relating to the school.
- Accidents & Illness
- Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities
- Assemblies and Activities
- Athletic Participation
- Authority to Suspend or Expel
- Bullying/Cyber-Bullying/Hazing/Retaliation/Abusive Conduct
- Citizenship Policy
- Citizenship Rubric - new for 2021-22
- Class Change - new for 2021-22
- Classroom Behavior
- Closed Campus
- Closed Halls/Areas
- Compulsory Education Requirements
- Computer Agreement
- Conflict Management/HOPE Squad
- Counseling Center
- Cub Code of Conduct
- Custody and Guardianship
- Directory Information Withhold Release Request Forms
- Discipline Point Procedures
- Disruption of School Operations
- Dress Code - updated for 2021-22
- Drugs/Controlled Substances
- Due Process
- Electronic Device Policy
- Extracurricular Activities
- Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
- Fees and Fines
- Fee Waiver Process
- Grades, Grading Period, Mid Term Reports
- Grade Remediation
- Grievance Procedure
- Health Information
- Homebound Services
- In School Suspension (ISS)
- Meal Charges in Schools
- Meal Service
- Media Center
- Notice of Non-Discrimination
- P.E. Requirements
- Parental Rights in Public Education
- Pledge of Allegiance
- Religious Expression in Public Schools
- Rights Under the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment
- Safe and Orderly Schools
- School Constitution
- School Hours
- Search and Seizure
- Serious Violations
- Student ID
- Vending Machines
- Weapons and Explosives – Automatic One Year Expulsion
All accidents and illnesses which occur on campus are to be reported to the office, where immediate care will be arranged. Students injured at school are not to leave school without proper authorization of the administration. An effort will be made to call parents, guardians, or other family representatives listed on the Student Demographic Form. Paramedics will be called in cases of emergency. Any student who needs to be excused from Physical Education must provide a physician’s note to the P.E. teacher indicating the reason and duration of the excusal. Students who do not notify a teacher or report into the office when ill, and instead, remain in a restroom or leave the building without checking out, will be marked truant.
Davis School District Illness Protocol
Student is to be excluded if presents with a temperature of: 100.4 (ear or temporal) or 100 (oral)
- Put mask on student, isolate and send home as soon as possible
Persons with cough and fever can return to school under the following conditions:
- At least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since recovery, which means fever is resolved without the use of fever-reducing medications and respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath) have improved; and
- At least 7 days have passed since symptoms first appeared
Temporary exclusion is recommended when:
- The illness prevents the student from participating comfortably in activities.
- The illness results in a greater need for care than the staff can provide.
- The student has any of the following conditions, unless a health professional determines the student’s condition does not require exclusion:
- Appears to be severely ill (behavior change of other signs and symptoms as below)
- Marked drowsiness or malaise (a vague feeling of physical discomfort or uneasiness) as seen early in an illness
- Diarrhea – bowel movements different from the child’s normal pattern
- Blood in stools - not explained by dietary change, medication, or constipation
- Vomiting / nausea – more than 2 times in 24 hours, with fever, green/bloody vomitus, recent history of head injury
- Severe abdominal pain
- Less severe abdominal pain - that continues for more than 2 hours
- Mouth sores with drooling
- Rash with fever
- Sore Throat, cold and persistent cough – a student with a “heavy” cold and hacking cough should be in bed even if there is no fever. A student complaining of sore throat with no other symptoms may attend school.
- Any break in the skin in the weeping /oozing stage – unless protected (covered) and/or diagnosed as noninfectious
- Impetigo - until 24 hours after treatment has started
- Streptococcal infection - (strep throat or other streptococcal infection), until 12 hours after treatment has been started
- Head lice - at the end of the day, then until after the first treatment (Refer to DSD Head Lice Protocol)
- Scabies - until after treatment has been given
- Chicken pox - until all lesions have dried or crusted (about one week after onset of rash)
- Pertussis (Whooping cough) - until 5 days of appropriate antibiotic treatment
- Hepatitis A - until 1 week after onset of illness or jaundice or as directed by licensed medical provider
- Measles – Until 4 days after the onset of rash then the student may return to school
- Mumps- Until 9 days after the onset of parotid gland swelling then student may return to school
- Any condition determined by the local health department to be contributing to the transmission of illness during an outbreak
Conditions That May Not Require Exclusion:
- Common colds, runny noses (regardless of color or consistency of nasal discharge), and coughs
- Yellow, white or watery eye drainage (Pink eye)
- Rash without fever
- MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus) – if wound is covered and dry
- Shingles (herpes zoster caused by varicella) – if covered and dry
- Ringworm (may delay treatment until the end of the day)
- Thrush (white spots or patches in the mouth)
- Fifth disease (slapped cheek disease, parvovirus B 19) in a child without immune problems
- HIV (Human immunodeficiency virus infection), with consideration of risk to the HIV infected student or others - decided on a case-by-case basis by health professionals
- Measles – 4 days after onset of rash student may return to school
- Mumps – 9 days after onset of parotid gland swelling student may return to school
- Lice - if nits present or if treatment has been given after live lice found
Multiple studies have shown that most viruses are spread by children who seem well, which means that exposure happens before symptoms present "HAND AND SURFACE HYGIENE CONTINUE TO BE THE BEST WAY TO REDUCE INFECTIONS IN GROUP CARE"
Source: Communicable Disease Bureau, Davis County Health Department and the American Academy of Pediatrics; Reviewed and approved by Davis School District Health and Nursing Services and Special Education Nursing Services -- Rev. 4/2020
In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Davis School District and Central Davis Junior High will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Students, parents, or employees needing accommodation should contact their school ADA/504 Coordinator, Brandt Shaw at 801-402-7100, their principal or supervisor, or you may contact the District ADA Coordinator, Steve Baker (402-5315), for parent or employee accommodations; or Section 504 Coordinator, Midori Clough (402-5180) for student accommodations.
Attendance and participation in assemblies and other activities are considered privileges, reserved for those students who have maintained satisfactory citizenship and behavior. It is expected that students will be orderly in entering the assembly and taking their seats and demonstrate audience etiquette appropriate to the type of assembly. Students with 50 discipline points or more may not be allowed to participate in these activities
· Follow directions given for arrival at the assembly. Directions differ for morning and afternoon assemblies
· Sit with your class, as directed by the teacher.
· At the conclusion of the assembly, wait for dismissal instructions.
· Students who are asked to leave an assembly because of misconduct will have disciplinary points assessed and/or may miss assemblies future assemblies.
Attendance is required under the state’s compulsory attendance laws (53-24-1, Utah Code Ann.). In compliance with these laws, students are to be in attendance unless they are excused due to illness, injury, family emergency, or extenuating circumstances.
When a student is absent, a parent or guardian must contact the school in person, by note, or by phone (801-402-7106) to clear the absence within two business days of when the absence occurred. The district messaging system will notify parents and guardians of the absence.
Tardy Policy -- The tardy policy is part of the Discipline Policy and rightfully a classroom concern. A tardy is issued any time a student is not in their seat or in the classroom, as defined by the teacher, when the bell rings. Students found outside of class after the bell rings, may be issued points and a lunch detention. Infractions of this rule are administered as follows: Cumulative Tardy Disciplinary Action
5 + Lunch detention, 10 points, parent notification
10+ 2 lunch detentions, 15 points and parent notification
15+ 1 day of lunchroom clean up, 20 points and parent notification
20+ Administrative U*, Parent meeting may be required, 25 points
25+ 1 day of lunchroom clean up, one hour after school helping custodial staff, and 30 points
30+ 2 days of lunchroom cleanup, two hours after school helping the custodial staff, parent meeting may be required, 35 points.
*to remove a U from their record, the student needs to do 4 hours of community service and pay $5.00
Excessive tardies may also result in a Youth Court referral or a reduction of class schedule.
Tardy Sweep – A tardy sweep is done at random and announced over the intercom at the start of a class period. Teachers close the classroom door. Any student not in the classroom is instructed to report to the office or the cafeteria where they are issued a pass to return to class. Students are not admitted to class without an admission slip. If a student arrives at class without an admission slip, their name will be sent to the office for follow up. In addition to being marked as tardy to class, students are issued lunch detention and 10 points.
If a student anticipates being absent from school for more than three days, please pick up a “Pre-Arranged Absence Form” in the main office and have it completed prior to the absence. It is helpful to give teachers a few days’ notice before a long-term absence occurs. When students work with teachers to account for unavoidable absences in advance, they stand a better chance of maintaining good academic and citizenship standings. The form lets teachers and administrators know the student will be absent and details assignments the student should have ready to turn in upon return. The form also guarantees credit for completed assignments once the student returns to school.
Students must check in through the main office before going to class if they have arrived late. If a student misses more than 20 minutes of class time, it will be considered an absence, rather than a tardy, and the student will need to have their absence cleared by a parent or guardian.
Students must check out through the main office if leaving school before the end of the school day. To maintain student safety, parents/guardians must come to the office (in person) and present picture ID in order to check out a student. Any individual checking out a student must be listed as either a parent/guardian or an emergency contact for that student. The office will send for the student being checked out once they have been properly checked out. A truancy may be assigned to student(s) who fail to check out through the front office.
In case of an emergency, a parent/guardian may arrange by phone and/or a signed note for the release of a student. The administration cannot authorize the dismissal of a student in the charge of an adult who is not listed on the student's emergency card without prior approval from a parent. A student will not be permitted to leave unless properly checked out.
Lunch at home: A student must have a pre-signed pass, which can be obtained in the office, to go home for lunch. The administration will validate the pass and keep it on file in the main office. The student must check-out and check-in upon return. The student may only attend lunch at their own home. This privilege may be revoked if misused.
The school administration has the authority to suspend a student for up to ten school days per incident. If the school administrator desires or contemplates suspending for longer than ten school days or expelling a student, the school administrator shall make a referral to the District’s Case Management Team.
A bicycle rack is located by the Armory. Bicycles and scooters should be locked to the rack. The school is not responsible for loss or damage. The bicycle rack is off limits during school hours, including lunch. Students may not ride bicycles, scooters, skateboards, etc. on school property. Skateboards must be carried in the building if a student stores it in their locker.
A student may be suspended, transferred to an alternative placement, expelled, referred for police investigation, and/or prosecuted for engaging in any written, physical, or verbal aggression, intimidation, discrimination, or abusive conduct of any school employee or student at school or a school-related activities regardless of location or circumstance, including but not limited to bullying, cyber-bullying, hazing, or retaliation.
District policy may be found at 5S-100 Conduct and Discipline.
Central Davis Junior High’s policy may be found at https://centraldavisjr.davis.k12.ut.us/school-information/handbook or a copy may be obtained in the school office.
To ensure safe transportation, students must act responsibly when riding the school bus. All students being transported are under the authority of the bus driver and must obey the driver’s requests. Bus riding privileges are extended to those who meet transportation departments’ requirements. All school policies apply to conduct on the buses, including a prohibition of smoking, drinking, and drug use, profane language, harassment of the driver or students, and any other inappropriate behavior. Failure to follow rules may result in disciplinary action and/or suspension of bus privileges.
To find out if a student is eligible for busing, please log on to your my.DSD account and log-in as the guardian. Select “Tools” and then select “Bus/Transportation Information”. Busing information should be available within a week prior to the beginning of the school year. Alternatively, navigate to the Davis School District Homepage (www.davis.k12.ut.us), select “Parents & Family”, and select “Bus Routes”.
The Davis County School District has instituted a citizenship policy that affects high school graduation. Ninth grade students who receive citizenship Us must make them up prior to high school graduation. Citizenship grades will be determined each term by the teacher. School administrators can also issue a U in citizenship for inappropriate behavior
Citizenship Make-up Credit
Citizenship make-up credit is made available through the ISS secretary. The student may, with teacher approval, work off the “U” before the term ends.
-Citizenship Class: Four (4) hours of district approved instruction in citizenship, $15.00 fee per .25 units of credit.
- Community service program at discretion of school administration. Four (4) hours for each “U”, $5.00 fee per .25 units of credit.
Service opportunities include, but are not limited to:
-Lunch detention with homework completion
-Attend 3 school events and write a five-paragraph essay on good citizenship
-Community service approved by administration
-Working with a teacher or custodian
Citizenship Appeals Procedure -- A student who has lost citizenship credit may appeal if he/she feels there are extenuating circumstances by:
1. Submitting a written request for a hearing to the school principal.
2. In the written request for a hearing, a student may request that a parent advocate be a member of the committee.
3. Request must be made within 30 days following the term in which the “U” was earned.
|Attendance||I have 0 unexcused absences.||I have 1 unexcused absence.||I have 2 unexcused absences.||I have 3 unexcused absences.||I have 4 or more unexcused absences.|
|Tardy||I am always in class and in my seat when the bell rings.||I have 1 tardy in this class this term.||I have 2 tardies or less in this class this term.||I have 3 tardies in this class this term.||I have 4 or more tardies in this class this term.|
|Rules||I pay attention, follow the rules, and am on task without being reminded, and a good example to those around me.||I pay attention, follow the rules, and am on task without being reminded.||I pay attention, follow the rules, and am on task after being reminded by my teacher.||After several prompts I pay attention and get on task after being reminded by my teacher.||I am frequently off task; I ignore the teacher’s prompts to pay attention, and rarely follow classroom rules.|
|Cheating||I complete my own assignments and or tests.||I have been caught participating in cheating during this quarter.|
|Respect & Kindness||I am intentionally kind and respectful to everyone and try to help other students and adults.||I am kind and respectful to teachers and other students||I keep to myself and do not disrupt others around me.||I am sometimes unkind or disrespectful to others.||I am disrespectful to other students or adults and complain or negatively gesture about activities or assignments.|
|Prepared||I purposely attend class prepared with my materials||I regularly attend class with my materials.||I sometimes attend class with my materials.||I rarely attend class with my materials.||I deliberately attend class with my materials.|
Making a change in a student’s schedule sets off a causal sequence that impacts multiple individual teachers in the school. A great deal of time and effort is put into scheduling. Students and parents should attempt to resolve any perceived issues with a course through communication with the teacher and without a schedule change.
Prior to the start of each semester and up through the first week of each semester, class changes are made with a counselor and cost $10.00 each. There is no charge for class changes resulting from errors on the school’s part.
After the first week of the semester, the student or guardian must initiate a schedule change meeting with the teacher of the course the student wishes to drop and specifically state the reason for the request. The teacher will work with the guardian and CDJH Administration to set up a meeting (virtually or in person, but all parties must attend) to discuss the requested change. If the change is approved, the CDJH Administration will work with the student’s Guidance Counselor to change the student’s schedule.
In general, a student's classroom behavior is inappropriate when it either causes the teacher to stop teaching or it prevents other students in the classroom from learning. A teacher may exclude a student from class when the severity of the offense, the persistence of the behavior, or the disruptive effect makes the presence of the student unacceptable. In these cases, a parent-teacher conference may be necessary for the student to return to class.
Central Davis Junior High School is a closed campus. No student will be allowed off campus during school hours for lunch or other activities not specifically sponsored by CDJH. Students who choose to leave campus for these reasons will be marked truant and may receive a daytime curfew citation from Layton City Police Department. Students eating lunch at home must follow procedures as outlined in the “Attendance” section. Guests of students are not allowed on campus without a guest pass or special permission granted only through the office.
Campus Boundaries: Church Street, Golden Avenue, Fire Lane west of armory, Fire Lane west and south of Main Gym, neighborhood fence west and south of school
A parent having custody over a school-age minor is required under State law to enroll and send a school-age minor to a public or established private school during the school year in the district in which the minor resides. The process of education requires continuity of instruction, class participation and study. Parents are encouraged to work with the school in promoting regular attendance of all students.
Computers used by students are for instructional purposes. Students are held to the Acceptable Use Agreement, signed by both parents and students, and Electronic Device Policy. Students should report damage to their assigned device immediately. Student misuse and damage of school electronic devices may result in school discipline, a reimbursement fine, and/or loss of computer privileges.
Counselors fill a variety of roles in our school, including helping students with personal problems, career guidance, schedule planning, and when necessary schedule changes. Services are designed to bring together counselors, parents, teachers, administrators, and students in a private and confidential setting to reach common goals. If you need to visit with a counselor for any reason, please make an appointment or see the counselors before or after school. Visiting the counseling office without an appointment may result in an unexcused absence, an unexcused tardy, or a truancy.
Sit quietly and listen. Use equipment properly. Give others space. Stand for the school song.
Follow directions. Move to and from the gym in a timely manner. Sit in your assigned area.
Leave unneeded items behind. Keep hands and feet to self. Use the stairs to climb the bleachers, not the seats!
Follow directions of bus supervisor and drivers. Use appropriate language and voice level.
Line up properly. Put trash in the trash can. Keep your belongings with you.
Stay seated until bus stops. Keep arms and hands inside the windows. Keep hands, feet, and objects to self.
Follow directions. Use appropriate voice level. Eat own food. Exit when finished.
Line up properly. Clean up after yourself. Keep money in your account.
Walk. Keep hands, feet, and objects to self. If you spill, tell an adult or clean it up.
Follow the directions the first time. Raise hand to contribute to class. Be attentive.
Turn in assignments on time. Be prepared for class. Be on time to class.
Leave backpack in locker. Keep hands, feet, and objects to self.
Use appropriate language and voice level.
Walk directly to class. Music stops...power walk. Use a hall pass during class time.
Keep hands, feet, and objects to self. Leave backpack in locker.
Stay in designated areas and out of closed hallways.
No eating/drinking on carpeted areas. Clean up after yourself.
Keep outside activities OUTSIDE!
Use appropriate voice level and language. Stay behind counter and quietly wait your turn.
Follow instructions. Use a hall pass when going to and from the office. Check in at the office if arriving late to school.
Stand in line quietly while paying a fee. Sit appropriately. Keep outside activities outside.
While at School
Follow directions given by teachers, staff, and administration. Treat others how you would like to be treated.
Follow the policies of the school. Don't lose your planner…and USE it! Get to classes on time. Do your homework. Have your absences excused within 2 days of being gone.
Be WHERE you are supposed to be, WHEN you are supposed to, doing WHAT you are supposed to, and everything should be fine!
The school is to be notified of any changes in custody or guardianship. The guardian reports any change, which results from either the student or the guardian living outside the school boundaries, to the Davis County School District Department of Student Services, which determines whether the student may continue attending. Parents and guardians are responsible for providing the school with the correct address and phone number of their student(s). Any change needs to be reported to the office immediately.
This form is to be used when a guardian would like to withhold the release of student directory information. A new form for non-release must be completed each school year.
Secondary Directory Information Withhold Release Request
Discipline policies apply to all students at CDJH. It is expected that rules shall be clear, and the consequences stated. All rules cannot be written, and similar offenses will warrant similar consequences. Chronic offenders may receive additional consequences.
In-School Management. The first line of discipline is the teacher. Earnest and persistent effort will be made to provide notice to the parent or guardian of a student receiving a failing grade or pending loss of citizenship credit, allowing time to remediate the grade or citizenship problem. This systematic approach shall be documented in instances of disciplinary action:
Step 1: Conference with student.
Step 2: Parent/guardian contact is made.
Step 3: Intervention: contract is made.
Step 4: School counselor is involved (optional).
Step 5: Student is referred to Administrator.
In cases involving severe crisis situations, the above steps may be surpassed, and students may be referred directly to the administration. Crisis includes, but is not restricted to, vandalism, open defiance, or threat of a physical nature. Discipline points and other consequences may be given for unacceptable behavior. A conference with parent/guardian, teacher, student, and administrator may be scheduled with severe situations or habitual problems.
The following point scale is a guideline for administrators issuing points. The points may be reduced or increased according to individual circumstances.
Tardies (See Tardy Policy)
No hall pass
-Littering, hall disturbance: (shoving, pushing, tripping, running, being in a closed hall during lunch, etc.)
-Inappropriate items that are not permitted to be used at school. These items may be confiscated. Parents may be required to pick these items up.
-Inappropriate clothing (See Dress Code)
-Inappropriate use of the hall pass
-Disruptive behavior (Double if substitute teacher or second offense in the same classroom. Class may be closed to the student on the third infraction.)
-Lunch room violation (cutting in line, crowding in line, throwing food, leaving trash, etc.). Student may be suspended from eating in the lunchroom one (1) day and may also be asked to help clean the cafeteria.
-Refusal to leave the building by 3:15 p.m.
-Detention not completed or a “No show”
-Loitering around vehicles in parking lot and/or bicycle rack
-Throwing snowballs and/or other items that may cause injury.
-Inappropriate language: profanity
-Inappropriate body contact or display of affection
-Truancy (truancy citation, detention)
-Failure to check in/out through the office
-Harassment (Behaviors of harassment contract)
-Defiance of authority/Insubordination
-Criminal mischief: theft, vandalism, weapons, trespassing, assault, possession and/or use of an illegal substance (tobacco, alcohol, drugs, etc.)
-Complicity (“association with a wrongful act”) with any act of criminal mischief is also in violation of school policy. (Refer to the Safe School Policy).
-Serious violations and disruptions.
(Students receiving points under this section may receive home suspension. If suspended, the number of days of suspension will be determined by an administrator. Students will be ineligible for participation in school-sponsored activities as outlined by district policy.)
Points are issued by the administration only. Teachers, as well as others supervising halls or other activities, may refer students for infraction where points and consequences may be assessed. Points are reduced for appropriate behavior: 20%-point reduction if a student is not referred for two weeks and total point reduction if a student is not referred for six weeks. Any student with 50 points or more at any time may not be allowed to attend assemblies, field trips, dances, or other extra-curricular activities.
At this time, we want to give every parent and child due notice that they will be forfeiting the privilege to be at Central Davis the last week of school and all activities included therein if their points fall at or above 50 in the fourth term. A specific notice will be sent two weeks prior to the end of the school year.
1. 50 cumulative points, ISS for the day
2. 100 cumulative points, ISS plus 2 hours service after school.
3. 150 cumulative points, out of school suspension.
4. 200 cumulative points, 2 or more days of suspension
Additionally, students may be required to attend the modified school day program from 8:30 – 11:30 am. Further cumulative points may result in additional administrative disciplinary action.
Any student may be suspended, transferred to an alternative placement, expelled, referred for police investigation, and/or prosecuted for any conduct that creates an unreasonable and substantial disruption or risk of disruption of a class, activity, program, or other function of the school, including but not limited to frequent, flagrant, or willful disobedience; defiance of school authority; criminal activity; fighting; noncompliance with school dress code; possession of contraband (I.e., drug paraphernalia, pornography, mace, pepper spray, laser pen, chains, needles, razor blades, bats and clubs); or the use of foul, profane, vulgar, harassing or abusive language.
Students are assigned to detention by an administrator. The detention must be completed within the scheduled time. Failure to complete the detention within the scheduled time may result in the following: double detention, suspension, and assessment of points which may result in a citizenship grade of “U” for each class involved, and non-participation in activities.
Lunch Detention Procedures
· Students will pick up their lunch and report to ISS (In School Suspension) Lunch Detention immediately after their lunch bell.
· If a student is a “No Show”, they may be assigned an additional two days of detention and 25 points.
· Students will have a choice of cafeteria food, or they may bring their own lunch from home.
· Students complete class work and follow ISS rules.
· Any student with uncooperative/defiant behavior may be assigned an additional day of detention, and or be suspended.
This dress code takes effect August 23, 2021. We will periodically survey the CDJH students, staff, and guardians to request feedback on the dress code. Any changes will be posted here.
Rationale: The Board of Education of the Davis School District and the staff of Central Davis Junior High recognize that standards of proper dress and grooming affect the behavior of students, and that there are sanitation and safety factors directly related to proper dress and grooming.
This policy is designed to promote an attitude of pride in self and school and contribute to a positive school culture. The dress code is not intended to deny students the opportunity for self-expression; rather, the dress code underscores the notion that we dress appropriately for the situation (e.g., one dresses differently for hike than one would when attending an awards ceremony).
Our dress code is designed for every”BODY”, and applies to all students at any time when the student is at school, during any school-sponsored activity, and anywhere CDJH is represented. We have tried to incorporate both approximate measurements along with one’s own body proportions where possible. No matter how it is written, there are always questions about dress code compliance. The CDJH Administration will make final decisions on dress code compliance.
- All students shall maintain themselves in clean and appropriate attire.
- Students shall wear shoes/sandals at all times.
- The student’s entire torso must be covered at all times. The torso is defined as the trunk of the human body or the part that does not include the head, arms, or legs.
- All students should have a minimum of three finger-widths (approximately two inches) of material on their shoulder.
- Material should not gape at the arm hole. There should be no more than four finger-widths (approximately three inches) between the center of one’s arm pit and the garment’s arm hole.
- Low necklines and backlines are not allowed.
- The neckline of the garment should begin within a hand-width (approximately four inches) from the collarbone.
- The backline of the garment should begin within two hand-widths (approximately eight inches) of the hairline.
- On the legs, the minimum length of the garment should be one hand-width (approximately four inches) above the knee when standing or sitting.
- No obscene, suggestive, or illegal words or pictures shall be worn on clothing (gang affiliation, drugs, alcohol, tobacco etc...)
- Students will not be allowed to cover their heads in the building.
- Hats, hoodies, caps, and other head coverings are not allowed unless permitted for religious or medical reasons as approved by the school administration.
- Pants that rest or hang below the waistline are prohibited (underwear should be covered).
- Accessories with a potential to harm oneself or others are not allowed.
- Sunglasses may not be worn in the school building, unless diagnosed by a doctor.
·School officials may permit or require students to wear certain types of clothing for health or safety reasons, or, in connection with certain specialized school-sponsored activities.
Students who are out of compliance with the dress code will be asked to correct the problem by requesting alternate clothing from home or by wearing school supplied clothing and be required to review the dress code. A fee may be assessed when borrowing school clothing and will be removed upon return of the school clothing. Discipline points, detention and/or in-school suspension may be assigned for repeat offenders. Students not in compliance with the dress code may be held out of class until they comply.
Any student, who possesses, controls, uses, distributes, sells, or arranges the sale of an illegal drug or controlled substance (which includes alcohol, tobacco in any form, and electronic cigarettes, or electronic cigarette substance or product), an imitation controlled substance, or drug paraphernalia in a school building, in a school vehicle, on District property, or in conjunction with any school activity, may be suspended, transferred to an alternative placement, tested for drugs, expelled, referred for police investigation, and/or prosecuted.
When a student is suspected of violating Central Davis Junior High or District policy the school administrator must meet with and inform him/her of the allegations and provide the student the opportunity to give his/her version of the incident. If the school administrator determines sufficient evidence exists to impose discipline the school administrator shall notify the parent that 1) this student has been suspended; 2) grounds for the suspension; 3) the period of time for which the student is suspended; and 4) the time and place for the parent to meet a designated school official to review the suspension.
Under Utah Administrative Code R277-495 and in coordination with Davis School District’s Acceptable Use Agreement, Central Davis Junior High’s Electronic Device Policy governs the possession and use of electronic devices on school premises and during school sponsored-activities. All students and employees are to comply with the District Acceptable Use Agreement.
Electronic device” means a device that is used for audio, video, or text communication or any other type of computer or computer‐like instrument. Examples include but are not limited to the following: cellular phone, smart phone, smart or electronic watch, tablet, gaming system, or virtual reality device.
“District‐owned electronic device” means a device used for audio, video, text communication, or other type of computer or computer‐like instrument that is identified as being owned, provided, issued, or lent by the District to a student or employee.
“Privately‐owned electronic device” means a device that is used for audio, video, text communication, or other type of computer or computer‐like instrument that is not owned or issued by the District to a student or employee.
Use of Electronic Devices
Electronic devices are allowed before school, during passing periods, lunchtime, and after school. Electronic devices may be used during class or assemblies when explicit permission is given by the supervising authority for a curricular purpose. All electronic device policies apply throughout the entire day. Use of electronic devices on school buses is at the discretion of the bus driver and/or advisor.
Security of privately-owned and district-owned devices
Students are personally responsible for district-owned devices that are assigned/provided to them. Damage or loss are the responsibility of the student.
Students shall be personally and solely responsible for the security of privately-owned devices brought to school. The school shall not assume responsibility for theft, loss, damage, or unauthorized use an electronic device. If devices are loaned or borrowed and misused by non-owners, device owners are jointly responsible for the misuse or policy violation(s).
Electronic devices, active or inactive, are not to be used in classroom nor in assemblies without the explicit permission of the supervising authority who may allow device use for a curricular purpose. Electronic devices shall not be used in a way that threatens, humiliates, harasses, or intimidates school-related individuals, including students, employees, and visitors, or violates local, state, or federal law. Additionally, any use of electronic devices that would cause invasions of reasonable expectations of student and employee privacy are prohibited. Camera or audio recording functions of electronic devices that may pose threats to the personal privacy of individuals, be used to exploit personal information, and/or compromise the integrity of educational programs are prohibited. Accordingly, the use of the audio recording or camera functions of electronic devices is strictly prohibited on school premises. Unless written permission is given from an administrator, disciplinary action will be taken.
Electronic devices may not be used during assessments unless specifically allowed by law, student IEP/504, or assessment directions.
Students who are aware of any infractions to the Central Davis Junior High Electronic Device Policy, or the district’s Acceptable Use Agreement, during school hours, on a District-owned device or a school-sponsored activity are responsible to report misuse, and/or damage in the case of district-owned devices, to a teacher, counselor, or administrator.
If a student violates this policy, electronic devices may be confiscated. When an employee confiscates an electronic device under this policy, they shall take reasonable measures to label and secure the device and turn the device over to a school administrator as soon as the employee’s duties permit. Electronic devices will then be secured in the office for a student or parent to pick up subject to compliance with disciplinary consequences. A student who refuses to relinquish an electronic device to an adult when asked will be referred directly to the administration and additional consequences will be considered.
Warning = student is issued a warning of the misuse of the device and given and opportunity to correct their behavior
1st offense = device is confiscated; device returned to student at end of school day; 15 discipline points to student
2nd offense = device confiscated; parent notified; device returned to parent; 20 discipline points to student and one lunch ISS
3rd offense = device confiscated; parent notified; device impounded for 6 school days; 25 discipline points to student and an administrative "U"
4th offense = device confiscated; parent notified; device impounded for 6 school days; 35 discipline points to student and one day of suspension
Subsequent offenses may result in suspensions up to 10 school days and/or longer impoundment time of the device.
Violation of this policy can result in discipline up to and including suspension or expulsion, and notification of law enforcement authorities. A student who violates this policy may be prohibited from possession of both privately-owned and district-owned electronic device at school or school-related events.
Exceptions to the policy for special circumstances, health-related reasons, current and valid IEP/504, and emergencies can be made through contacting school administration.
Participation in interscholastic athletics, cheerleading, student government, student clubs, graduation ceremonies, and other extracurricular activities is not a constitutionally protected civil right. Therefore, students who are suspended, transferred to an alternative placement, or expelled, may lose the privilege of participation in all extracurricular activities during the period of discipline and will not be afforded due process procedures to challenge the denial of participation.
Student Education Records
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law designed to protect the privacy of a student’s education records. FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their student’s education records. These rights are:
1. Inspect and review all their student’s education records maintained by the school within 45 days of a request for access.
2. Request that a school correct education records believed to be inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA.
Parents who wish to ask the school to amend a record should write the principal or appropriate school official, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed and specify why it should be changes. If the school decides not to amend the record as requested by the parent, the school will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and advise them of their right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment.
3. Provide consent before the school discloses personally identifiable information (PPI) from a student’s record, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. Such exceptions include, but are not limited to:
[a] school officials with legitimate educational interests;
[b] other schools to which a student is transferring;
[c] individuals who have obtained court orders or subpoenas;
[d] individuals who need to know in cases of health and safety emergencies;
[e] official in the juvenile justice system to improve education outcomes;
[f] a State agency or organization that is legally responsible for the care and protection of the student, including the responsibility to investigate a report of educational neglect;
[g] specified officials for audit or evaluation purposes; or
[h] organizations conducting studies for or on behalf of the District.
A school official is a person employed by the District as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel); a person serving as a volunteer; a person serving on the District School Board; a person or company with whom the District has contracted to perform a special task (such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, or therapist), or to whom the District has outsourced institutional services or functions.
A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.
Student Directory Information
Directory Information, which is information that is generally not considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if released, may be released at the discretion of school officials, without consent, for appropriate reasons such as, school publications, newspaper articles, and to outside education related organizations. In addition, two federal laws require secondary schools to provide military recruiters, upon request, the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of their students.
The Davis School District has designated the following information as directory information:
1) student’s name, address, and telephone number; 2) student’s date and place of birth; 3) grade level and enrollment status; 4) student’s District email address; 5) student’s ID number that is displayed on a student ID badge; 6) parent email address; 7) participation in officially recognized activities and sports; 8) weight and height of members of athletic teams; 9) dates of attendance; 10) degrees, honors, and awards received; 11) most recent educational institution attended by the student; 11) student’s digital image.
The following shall be considered limited use directory information that may be disclosed only to other students enrolled in the same course (regardless of whether such students are enrolled in the same class section) that has been audio or video recorded by the District, for instructional and educational purposes only: 1) name to the extent it is referenced or captured during the audio or video recordings; 2) any photograph or image of the student captured during the audio or video recording; 3) any audio or video recording of the student participating in the course; and 4) any online chats or other recorded communications among participants in the course captured during the audio or video recording.
To protect the privacy of other students, parents/students are not permitted to make their own recordings of class sessions or to share or distribute District recordings of class sessions.
If you, as a parent do not want Central Davis Junior High to disclose limited directory information of your child without your prior written consent, you must notify the school in writing annually.
Parents who believe their rights have been violated may contact the school’s administration or file a complaint with:
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-5920
Complaints should be reported as soon as possible, but not later than 180 days from the date you learned of the circumstances of the alleged violation.
Students and parents are responsible to pay all applicable school fees and fines. Payment plans are available. Persons interested in applying for a fee waiver should contact the main office. Unpaid fees and fines may be turned over to a collection agency.
Junior High School Fee Schedule
District school fees policy
For teachers using points and percentages, the school-wide grading scales is as follows:
Teachers using rubric or letter grades may adjust the percentage scale to better fit the transition to standards based grading.
Each student’s academic progress is extremely important, and the school communicates student progress in several ways:
myDSD/CANVAS: Parent/Guardians and students have immediate access to reports through these portals.
Progress Reports: Parent/Guardians may obtain student progress reports any time after the first week of each term by contacting the Counseling Center.
Mid-Term Reports: Mid-Term reports will be available to print from guardians myDSD account. It is important to note that mid-term notices are not grades, but indicators of student progress by the middle of the term. If a student is failing at mid-term, this notice is considered as legal notification of such.
Report cards will be available to print from the guardian’s myDSD account. Each term’s grades will appear on the student’s permanent record. No grade changes will be made after two weeks of the end of the term. Grades will be computed each term. The names of Honor students will be posted each term
If a parent and/or student has questions concerning a grade, he/she is to contact the teacher immediately. The office personnel do not have the teacher's records and therefore cannot indicate reasons for student grades.
It is important to remember that ninth grade credit counts toward high school graduation. Teachers are encouraged to make every effort to contact parents when concerns with students arise. Parents are also encouraged to make every effort to monitor their student's education. With so many students assigned to a given teacher, it is critical that parents become the main monitors of student progress.
Students who receive a first, second, third, or fourth term grade of "F" in English, mathematics, science, or social studies may be required to participate in remediation work during the subsequent term. A fee, as approved in the School Fees Policy (6F-101), may be charged for each remediation program. Students may be exempted from this requirement if, in the opinion of the teacher, counselor, and administrator, circumstances warrant such an exemption.
A parent/guardian of a student who feels aggrieved by a violation, misinterpretation, in inequitable application of a provision or policy may request a review of the by using the following procedure:
1. Discuss the grievance with the teacher or person at the school in charge of the decision.
2. Meet with the principal and Standards Committee, if necessary. If the parties fail to reach an agreement, the student and a parent or guardian may request a review by the School Director or designee.
Please list any health information relevant to a school setting on your students’ registration material in the “Health Problem” box. Please contact the school nurse (see below) if you think your child may benefit from an “Individualized Health Care Plan”.
Medication policies at school
Responsible students may keep a one-day dose of most medications with them. Certain medications have special policies for school use. As per UCA 26-41-104 and UCA 53G-9-503-504, students that carry inhalers, EpiPens, and diabetes medications must have a signed form indicating the student is responsible to carry and administer those medications independently. Completion of paperwork is also required for medications administered by school staff. Parents/guardians are responsible to know and follow guidelines for medications as outlined on the DSD Website. Medication forms are found on the DSD website. Check with the school nurse for questions or concerns.
Medication Policy and Forms
The state of Utah now mandates that secondary school students have their vision screened. These screenings may be conducted any time during the school year throughout the district for any student. Various methods such as eye charts and instrument-based screening devices may be used. If you do not want your student to participate in vision screening, please notify the school in writing every year. Forms are also available here:
Request to Opt Out of Vision Screen -- Formulario De Exoneración Del Examen De Vista
School Nurse: Kathy Pozzuoli BS RN
Junior Highs: Centennial, Central Davis, Fairfield, Farmington
High Schools: Davis, Layton
Students who, due to illness, are absent over an extended period of time (2 weeks or more) and who are under a doctor's care, may contact their counselor or an administrator as soon as the condition is present and verified by a physician. They may be assigned a teacher to visit them at home when approved by the district.
In School Suspension (ISS) is part of the discipline program at CDJH. Its purpose is to shape positive behaviors. Students spend time in ISS as a result of a serious negative behavior or an accumulation of disciplinary points. Time in ISS is supervised and every effort is made for student to be completing current or make-up work from their classes.
Lockers are assigned at registration. Students should not change lockers. If there is a problem with a locker, please report to class first THEN come to the main office for assistance. Locker combinations should not be given out to anyone. The school is not responsible for any loss of valuables and strongly encourages students to leave money and other valuables at home.
Lockers are the property of the school. Students do not have the right to privacy in the matter of lockers. This means that the administration may search lockers at any time, and for any reason. Students that violate locker privileges may lose their locker privileges.
Lockers are to be kept clean, neat and undamaged. Students are responsible for the lockers assigned to them. Damage, vandalism, inappropriate decorations, etc. will result in disciplinary action including fines or loss of locker privileges. Change of locker combinations must be arranged in the Main Office. There will be a $5.00 fee unless the administration requests the change.
The purpose of these procedures is to establish consistent meal charging and collection procedures districtwide. The District’s goals are:
· To maintain a positive experience for students during meal service.
· To treat all students with dignity and respect.
· To establish practices which are age appropriate.
· To minimize meal charges and encourage parents to pre-pay for all meals.
· To promote parents’ responsibility for meal payment and self-responsibility of the student.
Meal Accounts: Payment in advance for meals enables the District to achieve these goals. Personal checks and cash deposits are accepted daily at the schools. For convenience, deposits may also be made by credit/debit card through a parent’s myDSD account.
Emergency Meal Service: The Board of Education acknowledges that on occasion, students may forget or lose meal money. In such cases, the student’s statement of need shall be accepted, and a meal will be made available. School lunch employees shall not, withhold a meal, provide an alternate meal, pull a student from the line, ask the student to call his parent or friend, stamp the student’s hand, or otherwise call attention to the student who has forgotten or lost meal money. A school lunch employee may remind a student attending a secondary school that his account is in the negative. The cost of the unpaid meal will be charged to the student’s account.
Evaluate Individual Circumstances: When a student repeatedly comes to school without a meal from home or money to participate in the school meal program, school administrators should consider if circumstances in the home warrant contacting social workers or Child Protective Services. Frequent requests may indicate the family’s need for free- or reduced-price meals. School administrators may work with the family to apply for school meal benefits. All meals eaten before a free- or reduced-price meal application is processed and approved are the responsibility of the parent and must be paid for.
Repayment for Meal Charges and Bad Checks: Federal guidelines prohibit the Food and Nutrition operation from writing off bad debts as a result of charged meals. Every effort will be made to collect for unpaid meals. Unpaid meal charges may result in the following:
· An automated telephone call to the parent.
· An email sent to the parent.
· A verbal reminder to student attending a secondary school.
· School lunch manager contact parents by phone or notes in teacher mailboxes.
· In case of significant delinquent payments, a letter will be sent home from the Food and Nutrition Department.
Parents are responsible to pay all their student’s meal charges. All unpaid charges will be added to the list of any outstanding fees or unpaid fines at the end of the school year. Uncollected meal charges shall be handled the same as other school debt.
Breakfast and Lunch prices can be found using the following link: https://www.davis.k12.ut.us/departments/nutrition-services/school-meal-prices-payments-refunds
There are two lunch periods. Students are not permitted to leave campus during lunch unless parents have made prior arrangements (see “Attendance”).
Students are expected to exhibit decorum as outlined in the Cub Code of Conduct for the Cafeteria.
The Media Center will be open for student use from 7:45 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. Students may check out materials for three weeks; these may be renewed for an added period of three weeks. Books checked out will become the responsibility of the student. Overdue fines may be charged. Students may be charged for books that are lost or damaged. Students must have a valid activity card in order to check out materials. Photocopies and computer printouts are available to students for a nominal charge.
If it becomes necessary for a student to take a prescription medication at school, contact the school to determine the proper procedure necessary for the situation. Medication is not given under the direction of any school employee. Prescriptions must be current, be in their original container and dispensed only to the student on the prescription. Over the counter medications may be carried by a student, but only one day’s dosage and it is not to be distributed.
Davis School District and Central Davis Junior High do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law, in its programs and activities, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.
Inquiries or complaints regarding the non-discrimination policies may be directed to an individual’s principal or supervisor and/or the District Compliance Officer:
Steven Baker, Associate Director Human Resources
ADA (Employment Issues) Coordinator
Davis School District
45 East State Street, P.O. Box 588
Farmington, Utah 84025
tel: (801) 402-5315
Midori Clough, District 504 Coordinator
Section 504 (Student Issues) Coordinator
Davis School District
70 East 100 North, P.O. Box 588
Farmington, Utah 84025
tel: (801) 402-5180
Caray Long, Educational Equity Department
Race, Color, National Origin, or Gender in other than Athletic Programs
Davis School District
70 East 100 North, P.O. Box 588
Farmington, Utah 84025
tel: (801) 402-5357
Bianca Mittendorf, Educational Equity Department
Title IX Coordinator
Gender in other than Athletic Programs
Davis School District
70 East 100 North, PO. Bo 588
Farmington, Utah 84025
tel: (801) 402-5447
Tim Best, Healthy Lifestyles Coordinator
Title IX Compliance Coordinator
Gender Based Discrimination in Athletic Programs
Davis School District
20 North Main Street, P.O. Box 588
Farmington, Utah 84025
tel: (801) 402-7850
Scott Zigich, Director of Risk Management
Physical Facilities Compliance Coordinator
Davis School District
20 North Main Street, P.O. Box 588
Farmington, Utah 84025
tel: (801) 402-5307
The office is a place to conduct school business. The office phone is for sickness or emergency only. Office hours are 7:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. on school days. Checks will not be cashed in the office. Breakfast and lunch payments are to be made in the cafeteria.
The Lost and Found is located in the main office. Unclaimed items are periodically displayed on tables for students to claim. Unclaimed items will be donated to charity on a regular basis.
A small amount of change ($5.00 or less) may be made in the office, at lunchtime only, as available.
Athletic clothing – shorts, a t-shirt, socks, and gym shoes – must be worn for Physical Education. This clothing (with the exception of the gym shoes) should not be worn as part of a student's regular school dress. Short shorts, shorts with pockets, cut-offs, tank tops, sweatshirts, etc., or any clothing which poses a safety hazard may not be worn as part of the uniform.
For your convenience and savings, a school P.E. uniform (shirt and shorts) can be purchased in the P.E. class during the first week of each semester. Lockers in the dressing rooms are provided. Students are responsible to secure their belongings.
The Davis School District and Central Davis Junior High shall reasonably accommodate ** a parent’s:
· Written request to retain a student in kindergarten through grade 8 on grade level based on the student’s academic ability or the student’s social, emotional, or physical maturity.
· Written request, prior to scheduled event, to excuse the student from attendance for a family event or a scheduled proactive visit to a health care provider. (Student agrees to make up course work for school days missed for the scheduled absence).
· Written request to place a student in a specialized class, a specialized program, or an advance course. (In determining whether placement is reasonable, the District shall consider multiple academic data points).
· Request to excuse the student from taking an assessment that is federally mandated, is mandated by the state, or requires the use of a state assessment system or software that is provided or paid for by the state.
· Initial selection of a teacher or request for a change of teacher.
· Request to visit and observe any class the student attends.
· Request to meet with a teacher at a mutually agreeable time if unable to attend a regularly scheduled parent teacher conference.
Each accommodation shall be considered on an individual basis and no student shall be considered to a greater or a greater or lesser degree than any other student.
**Reasonably accommodate for purposes of this section means the District or school shall make its best effort to enable a parent to exercise a parental right specified here without substantial impact to staff and resources, including employee working conditions, safety and supervision on school premises and for school activities, and the efficient allocation of expenditures; while balancing: the parental rights of parents; the educational needs of other students; the academic and behaviorally impact to a classroom; a teacher’s workload; and the assurance of the safe and efficient operation of a school.
The parental rights specified here do not include all the rights or accommodations available to parents from the public education system.
The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag shall be recited by students at the beginning of each school day in each public school classroom in the State, led by a student in the classroom, as assigned by the classroom teacher on a rotating basis. Participation in the Pledge is voluntary and not compulsory.
In compliance with existing federal and State law regarding religion and religious expression in public schools, the District or school may neither advance nor inhibit religion. It is the District’s policy to: 1) allow students and employees to engage in expression of personal religious views or beliefs within the parameters of current law; and 2) maintain the schools’ official neutrality regarding sectarian religious issues according to the constitutional principle of separation between church and state.
The Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) affords parents certain rights regarding the use of surveys or other school activities which may involve the collection or use of protected information.
These include the right to:
Consent before students are required to participate in any survey, analysis, or evaluation that reveals information, whether personally identifiable or not, concerning the student’s or any family member’s:
[a] political affiliations or beliefs;
[b] mental or psychological problems;
[c] sexual behavior, orientation, or attitudes
[d] illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating, or demeaning behavior;
[e] critical appraisals of others with whom the student or family have close family relationships;
[f] legally recognized privileged relationships, such as with lawyers, doctors, or ministers;
[g] religious practices, affiliations, or beliefs; or
[h] income, other than as required by law to determine program eligibility.
Receive notice and an opportunity to opt a student out of activities involving collection, disclosure, or use of personal information obtained from students regarding any of the protected information areas.
Inspect, upon request and before administration or use of:
[a] protected information surveys designed to be administered to students; and
[b] instructional material used as part of the educational curriculum.
Davis School District has policies in place to protect student privacy as required by both State and Federal law. Central Davis Junior High will directly notify you of the specific or approximate dates of activities which involve the collection or use of protected information and provide an opportunity to opt your student out of participating in such activities.
Parents who believe their rights have been violated may contact the school’s administration or file a complaint with:
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-5920
Informal inquiries may be sent to FPCO via the following email address: PPRA@ED.Gov
For additional information please visit the SPPO website at the following address: https://studentprivacy.ed.gov/
It is the policy of the Davis School District and Central Davis Junior High to promote a safe and orderly school environment for all students and employees. Criminal acts or disruptive behavior of any kind will not be tolerated and any individual who engages in such activity will be subject to school disciplinary action as determined by school administrators, District disciplinary action as determined by the District Case Management Team, police referral, and/or prosecution. In determining appropriate discipline, school officials will consider the totality of the circumstances, including the severity of the offense, as well as the individual’s age, disability status, intent, academic status, and prior disciplinary records.
CONSTITUTION OF THE ASSOCIATED STUDENTS OF
CENTRAL DAVIS JUNIOR HIGH
We the students of Central Davis Junior High School, in order to constitute an effective school government, ensure cooperative academic achievement, promote athletic and constructive extracurricular activities, and develop and maintain high standards and fine traditions, do hereby ordain and establish this constitution for our guidance and welfare. It is understood and recognized that all student activities are under the ultimate jurisdiction of the Board of Education and the administration of this school; therefore, all students’ activities are subject to their approval and policies.
Article I: Name, Emblem, Color, Motto
The name of this organization shall be Central Davis Junior High School (CDJH).
All students shall be referred to as the Cubs.
The school emblem shall be a bear cub.
The colors of CDJH shall be purple and white.
The school motto might vary each year and shall be decided upon by the student body officers.
Article II: Publications
The name of the school yearbook shall vary each year as determined by the yearbook staff.
A CDJH Handbook will be published yearly.
Other publications may be instituted with the approval of Administration, with editors and staff members being appointed under the direction of the Administration or the institutors of the proposed publication.
Article III: Clubs
All clubs shall operate on the principle of open membership, provided the applicants meet eligibility requirements.
There shall be no discrimination based on age, race, gender, religion, ethnic background or disability.
No organization shall be formed without a charter approved by the Administration.
An organization may be chartered upon presentation of a written petition containing the signatures of a teacher or advisor and ten or more students.
Article IV: Membership
Students who are registered at CDJH shall become a member of this organization.
The privileges of student membership shall include the right to vote in student elections and to participate in school activities, insofar as proper citizenship and academic standards are maintained.
Representation of CDJH in all activities shall be confined to active and those approved by administration who may be invited to specific school activities.
Article V: Oath of Office and Qualification for Office and Extracurricular ActivitySection 1
All elective officer of the school shall take and subscribe the following oath and affirmation: “I ________, do solemnly swear, or affirm, that I will obey and defend the constitution of this school, and I will discharge the duties of my office to the best of my ability.”
A student may hold only one office in student government at one time. An elected student body or class officer shall not be eligible for other office (such as in the Honor Society, Usher Squad, etc.) during the same school year. Officers shall not concurrently hold a cheerleading position.
All candidates for student officers and class officers must hold and maintain a minimum term Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5. If the student receives one or more “U” in the preceding grading period, their participation is subject to review by the School Standards Committee. Full eligibility standards are outlined in Davis School District Policy 5S-200. Excessive discipline points may also be a referral to the Standards Committee.
Cheerleading Procedures: Cheerleaders shall not hold any concurrent Student Government office. Cheerleaders shall be 8th or 9th graders. Cheerleaders shall be selected after a tryout held once each year during the 3rd/4th term. Under the direction of their Advisor, the duties of the cheerleaders shall be to lead the cheers at games, to promote sportsmanship and enthusiasm for school activities, and to direct pep rallies and assemblies.
Extracurricular Activities/Athletics: Students must obtain a minimum term grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 in the preceding grading period. If the student receives one or more “U” in the preceding grading period, their participation is subject to review by the School Standards Committee. Full eligibility standards are outlined in Davis School District Policy 5S-200. Excessive discipline points may also be a referral to the Standards Committee.
Standards for Athletics/Cheerleading: Once selected, extracurricular participants receiving two or more grades of “U” will be eliminated from extracurricular activities immediately and for the succeeding term. Full eligibility standards are outlined in Davis School District Policy 5S-200. Excessive discipline points may also be a referral to the Standards Committee.
Students with special needs who do not meet the prescribed standards can appeal to the Standards Committee for further consideration of their standing and participation.
Social, citizenship, and high moral behaviors are expected of all students at CDJH. Any athlete, cheerleader, or other group member involved in any misconduct or disgrace to CDJH within the school’s program or community might be asked to resign by the Standards Committee or be removed by administrative order.
Article VI: Duties of Student Officers
The student body officers shall consist of a president, vice president, secretary, historian, publicist and activities coordinator. Respective class officers shall consist of a president, vice president, and secretary. Ambassadors may be appointed by the administration as needed.
Student Body Officers shall be in the ninth grade and shall be elected and appointed.
Class Officers shall be members of their respecting grades during their term in office. They shall also be elected and appointed.
It shall be the duty of the Student Body Officers to plan, organize, and promote worthwhile activities for the school. Class Officers shall promote and lead activities within classes.
If for any reason a vacancy should occur in any of the elected student body or class officers, the vacancy shall be filled by the other finalist in the most recent election. If a further vacancy should occur, a special election shall be held by the Elections Committee of the Student Council.
Article VII: Student Body Elections
Student Body Officer elections shall be conducted and supervised by an Election Committee consisting of selected current Student Body Officers, S.B.O. Advisor, teachers, and administrators.
Election of Student Body Officers for the ensuing year shall be initiated near the end of March or beginning of April. Candidates shall qualify by meeting requirements established by the Election Committee.
Qualified candidates shall be introduced through the viewing of a submitted campaign video. The videos are to be viewed and then the candidates will be selected to continue to the final election by obtaining the highest number of election points. Fifty percent of the election points will come from student votes and 50% will come from teacher evaluations. If the number of candidates is equal to the number of positions, no election will be held.
The campaign video will consist of a 3-minute speech/act by each candidate.
Campaigning shall be carried out in a manner approved by the Elections Committee.
Final election will take place by vote following primary elections.
Upon election, these officers shall be interviewed by the Elections Committee to determine the office they shall hold.
Article VIII: Class Officer Elections
All class elections shall be conducted and supervised by an Elections Committee consisting of the current Class Officers, Class Advisor, teachers, and Administrators.
Election of 8th and 9th grade Class Officers for the ensuing year shall be initiated after or in conjunction with the Student Body Elections.
Qualified candidates shall be introduced through the viewing of a submitted campaign video. The videos are to be viewed and then the candidates will be selected to continue to the final election by obtaining the highest number of election points. Fifty percent of the election points will come from student votes and 50% will come from points obtained from candidate evaluations completed by teachers. Students will vote by secret ballot. If the number of candidates is equal to the number of positions, no election will be held.
The campaign video will consist of a 3-minute speech/act by each candidate.
Campaigning shall be carried out in a manner approved by the Elections Committee.
Final elections shall take place by vote following primary elections.
Upon election, these officers shall be interviewed by the Elections Committee to determine the office they will hold.
Beginning in 2013-2014, students will only be allowed to serve as an elected officer once.
Students who apply and are selected to serve as a 7th Grade Ambassador, will still be allowed to serve as an elected officer for one year.
When a student makes the decision to run/apply for office, they are committing to serving if they are selected. They cannot win in 8th grade and decide to decline the office so that they can be an officer in 9th grade.
Students who have already been elected to serve as an 8th Grade Class Officer for the 2013-2014 school year will still be allowed to run for Student Body Office and 9th Grade Class Office for their 9th grade year.
Article X: Standards Committee
The Standards Committee shall consist of an administrator, a counselor, faculty members, and a representative from the PTA or Community Council. The principal or designated representative shall chair the committee.
It shall be the duty of the Standards Committee to review and render decisions in cases of Officers, members of athletic teams, cheerleaders, or any students involved in other activities governed by this constitution who have not maintained the required academic and/or citizenship standards. The Standards Committee is empowered to grant full rights of participation when the Committee determines there are mitigating or extenuating circumstances.
Further, the Standards Committee shall be the appellate authority for academic and citizenship grades for any student governed by this Constitution. The committee will review information provided by the appealing student and faculty member involved with the point in question. The Committee will make a recommendation to the teacher issuing the grade; however, final discretion remains with the teacher.
Eligibility questions and appeals are to be presented in writing to an administrator within 30 calendar days..
Article XI: Amendments
Amendments to CDJH’s constitution shall be reviewed by the Standards Committee and a recommendation made to the school administration. Final decisions regarding amendments shall be made by the school administration.
Article XII: Sources of Power
All powers exercised by any group or body herein mentioned shall have such power delegated to them by the principal of this school, in whom all power is legally vested.
School hours are from 8:10 a.m. until 2:55 p.m. regular days, and 8:10 a.m. until 1:55 p.m. on early out days. Students should not be in the building before 7:00 a.m. and should be out of the building within twenty minutes of the final bell (unless they are under the direct supervision of a teacher).
After school hours, a student may not be in the building unless accompanied by a parent. Custodians may not open a teacher's room or any secured area of the building at a student’s or parent’s request.
School officials have the authority to search a student’s person, personal property, or vehicle while located on school property or at a school sponsored activity, when they have reason to believe that the search will turn up evidence that the student has violated or is violating a particular law or school rule.
Students have no right or expectation of privacy in school lockers, desks, or other storage areas provided for student use. School Lockers, desks or other storage areas are the sole property of the Davis School District and Central Davis Junior High. Periodic general inspections of school lockers, including the use of drug detecting canines, may be conducted by school authorities for any reason at any time, without notice, without notice, without student consent, and without a search warrant.
Any student may be suspended, transferred to an alternative placement, expelled, referred for police investigation, and/or prosecuted for committing any of the following school-related serious violations: 1) threatening or causing harm to the school, school property, or person associated with the school, or property associated with that person, regardless of where the conduct occurs; 2) committing any criminal act, including but not limited to: assault, hazing, rape, trespass, arson, theft, vandalism, possession or use of pornographic materials on school property; 3) engaging in any gang activity, including but not limited to flashing gang signs, displaying or spraying gang graffiti, wearing or displaying gang related clothing or apparel, or soliciting others for membership in a gang.
Students shall receive a non-transferable identification card if they have their picture taken at the beginning of the school year. This card shall be used for admission to select school functions and for other identification purposes. This card may be required to check out books from the Media Center or to purchase breakfast and/or lunch. A replacement may be obtained in the office for $5.00
A student is truant when they are out of class without proper permission. It is a violation of a state law to be absent from school without appropriate excusal. Legitimate absences include: illness-related problems, family business, medical appointments, and/or an emergency. Parents who take a student out of school for reasons other than those listed above are in violation of the law (see attendance policy and closed campus).
Teachers are not obligated to allow students to make up assignments or tests that have been missed due to truancy. A student who is truant may receive an administrative “U”. Disciplinary consequences for truancy include disciplinary points, a truancy citation, parent notification, and a fine:
1st truancy= warning
2nd truancy= $10
3rd truancy= $15
4th truancy= $20
5th or subsequent truancy= $25 each
Vending machine items and times of sale are regulated by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Vending machine(s) are available for the convenience of students. Any purchased item must be consumed in the designated areas. Food and drink are not allowed in classrooms, the gym, or any other carpeted area within the building. Students may not bring beverages and/or beverage containers unless as part of a student’s lunch brought from home. Students who use vending machines do so at their own risk. The office WILL NOT reimburse money.
All visitors must check in at the office. No high school students, students on home study or expulsion, or students from other schools may be on campus unless they have received special permission from the administration (see closed campus). Due to the high number of students attending the school, we are unable to accommodate out-of-town visitors.
Any student who in a school building, in a school vehicle, on District property, or in conjunction with any school activity, possesses, controls, sales, arranges for the sale of, uses or threatens use of a real weapon, explosive, noxious or flammable material, or actually uses or threatens to use a look-alike or pretend weapon with the intent to intimidate another person or to disrupt normal school activities, shall be expelled from all District schools, programs, and activities for a period of not less than one calendar year; unless the District Case Management Team determines, on a case-by-case basis, that a lesser penalty would be more appropriate. The terms “weapon,” “explosive,” and “noxious or flammable material” includes but are not limited to: guns, starter pistols, cap guns, knives, martial arts accessories, bombs, bullets and ammunition, fireworks, gasoline, or other flammable liquids, matches, and lighters.