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2 Charles F. Blackstock Junior High School 701 East Bard Road, Oxnard, CA Thomas Beneke, Principal Maria Granado, Assistant Principal Rossana Padilla, Assistant Principal Javier Torres, Assistant Principal 1

3 Charles F. Blackstock Junior High School was named after a man who was a teacher, principal, lawyer and judge. 2

4 Signature Required Orientation information! You will be asked to please sign a form stating that you have been informed of the rules, and policies shown in the presentation. 3

5 Parent Partnerships Welcome to Blackstock! We are excited to begin a new academic year. We are here to pave the way for success in all the goals you set for your child, please use the following platforms to connect with us in the very important decision making process. 1.Parent Teacher Association (PTA) 2.School Site Council (SSC) 3.English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) 4

6 ATTENDANCE The first minutes of instruction set the tone for the rest of the day, for this reason, we strongly recommend that students be early to school and class.  Students are required by law to attend school punctually and regularly. Tardiness affects perfect attendance record. Excused absences: Excusable absences are listed in the State of California Education Code. Some examples include but are not limited to; illness, doctor visits, and bereavement. Unexcused absences: Absence for any reason not on California list is considered inexcusable. 5

7 ATTENDANCE PROCEDURE Absences not cleared within three days will be counted as unexcused. We ask that you send a note on the day the student returns to school. Please be sure that excuse notes include: 1)First and last name of the student 2)His/her teacher and homeroom number 3)The date the note is written 4)The dates of absence 5)The reason for the absence 6)Signature of parent or guardian, and relationship to the student *If excused notes are not turned in on the first day the student returns from an absence, by law, we must take (S.A.R.B.) action. 6

8 SARB (School Attendance and Review Board) The principal or designee is required by law to notify parents when a child accumulates 3 unexcused absences and/or tardies in excess of 30 minutes or a combination thereof (EC 48260). The school principal or designee is responsible for the referral to SARB, which requires prior written notification to the parent following a “Three Letter” process. Referral to the District Attorney: What charges may be filed against the parent(s) guardians? An infraction (EC 48293) may be filed against parent/guardian 1 st time = up to $330 plus court costs. 2 nd time= up to $810 plus court costs. 3 rd time= up to $1610 plus court costs. Possible additional penalties to parents: Up to $2500 fine and or 1 year jail Parent may be ordered to attend parenting classes. Parent may be ordered to deliver student to school everyday for the rest of the school term. Students Consequences include; fines, probation, and or community service. 7

9 DAILY SCHEDULE Blackstock opens its doors at 7:50 a.m. Students who are not in their assigned seats at 8:40 are marked tardy (**tardiness will affect Perfect Attendance) Class times 8:40 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. There will be several early release Mondays. 8:40 a.m. - 1:55 p.m. 8

10 Blackstock Daily Bell Schedule A/B Day 9 PeriodStartFinish 18:4010:18 Nutrition10:1810:30 210:3312:06 Lunch12:0612:51 SSR/RtI12:541:24 31:273:00

11 PeriodStartFinish 18:4010:06 Nutrition10:0610:18 210:2111:44 Lunch11:4412:29 312:321:55 Blackstock Early Release Day Bell Schedule (Mondays) 10

12 ENTERING AND EXITING BLACKSTOCK All students will enter/exit campus through the following doors: The gate near rooms 4 and 5. or… 11

13 ENTERING AND EXITING BLACKSTOCK Double gate near 6 th grade area 12

14 BLACKSTOCK SCHOOL AGENDA Agendas are a communication tool for parents, teachers, students, and administration. Please check it often, pages should not be removed You will find; school rules, policies, and guidelines regarding behavior, student activities, and promotion. Parents are asked to read the school agenda, and discuss the contents with students. Lost/damaged agendas must be replaced at $5.00 each. 13

15 SCHOOL SUPPLIES Students are required to have at least the following materials at school each day: Blackstock agenda, three- ring notebook, subject dividers, filler paper, pencils and pens. Please, no markers of any kind! 14

16 Banned Items The safety of our students is our number one priority. Making our schools safe requires a team effort and a preventive approach to avoid possible mishaps. The following items have been deemed unsafe and banned from our campuses at all times Alcohol products, or paraphernalia Drugs (prescription, over the counter, or illegal) – Prescription drugs must be given to the nurse for dispensing. Guns, knifes, or any object that is used as a weapon to cause bodily harm Explosives (including but not limited to; cherry bombs, poppers, stink bombs, etc.) Permanent markers or any type of tagging supplies Tobacco or tobacco products Caffeinated products (Sodas, Jolt, Red Bull, Monster, coffee or similar drinks) Aerosol cans (deodorant, perfume or cologne must be roll-on or pump spray) Electronic devices (see next 3 slides) Gum, candy or seeds are not allowed and should not even be brought to school 15

17 ELECTRONIC DEVICES Radios, cameras, MP3 players, CD players, Gameboy-type portable games, laser pointers, or any other type of electronic devices are NOT allowed on campus. An exception shall be made only when the principal or designee has determined that the device is essential for the students health and then shall be used only for health purposes. (Education Code ) The Superintendent or school administrator shall confiscate these devices from the students. They will be returned to parents only. 16

18 Electronic Signaling Device-EC  Students may carry an electronic device including a cellular phone, for emergency purposes only. The school is not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen devices.  If a student’s device disrupts the educational process, he/she will lose the privilege to carry it to school.  Exceptions if prescribed by licensed physician for health related issues 17

19 Cell Phone Board Policy 5131(c) “Students may carry a cellular phone for emergency purposes only. Cell phones are to remain off during school hours unless an emergency occurs. The school is not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen phones. If a student’s phone disrupts the educational process, he/she will lose the privilege to carry it to school…”  If school personnel see a cell phone out or hear it ring/buzz/vibrate the phone will be confiscated and a parent must pick it up.  A 2 nd infraction will result in the phone not being returned until June. Calls to parents (during the school day) because a student feels ill or has a question must be made on a school phone not a student’s cell phone. 18

20 Property Damage-EC 48904,  Parents or guardians may be financially liable if their child willfully damages school property or fails to return school property  The school may further withhold grades, promotion certificates and transcripts until restitution is paid 19

21 BICYCLE STANDARDS Students who ride bicycles must wear a helmet. Bicycles may be confiscated until a helmet is produced. Students with bicycles must use the bike rack and each bicycle must have its own lock. Bicycles are not to be locked together or on the fence. Students who do not have a lock will not be allowed to leave their bikes at school. Bicycles are always to be walked on the school grounds. The school is not responsible for theft or damage to bicycles parked in the bike rack. Blackstock students are expected to observe all legal ordinances concerning bicycle safety while riding to and from school. 20

22 P.E. UNIFORMS P.E. uniforms for 7 th and 8 th grades will be sold through the P.E. Department. Shorts = $8.00 T-shirt = $8.00 Sweatpants (optional) = $ No personal checks will be accepted. Payments should be in cash or money order made out to Blackstock Jr. High School. 21

23 STUDENT NUTRITION & LUNCH During the school year, under the Federal Provision 2 Program, students at Blackstock JHS will NOT have to pay for an approved breakfast during the nutrition break, or approved school lunch. Please enjoy a balanced meal. Help keep our campus beautiful by throwing away your trash where it goes. 22

24 UNIFORM DRESS STANDARDS  The dress code for Blackstock requires clothes to be clean, neat and appropriate for school and/or any school activity.  Clothing which is distracting or disruptive in appearance and detrimental to the purpose or conduct of the school will not be permitted. The principal or principal’s designee will determine whether a student’s appearance is appropriate for school. 23

25 BOYS and GIRLS UNIFORM Pants: Must be navy blue color only, and fit properly at the crotch and waist. They may not be baggy or oversized. Pants must be slack/trouser style, NO JEANS. Pants must be hemmed neatly and properly - not cut, torn or frayed. Seams may not be cut, slit or torn. Athletic bottoms (pants, shorts, etc) made of fleece or nylon windbreaker material are NOT allowed. Stripes (of any color) down the side of pants are not permitted. Only factory designed capris are allowed, not rolled–up pants. No rubber bands on pant legs. Shirts/Blouses: Must be solid white, light blue or navy blue (no stripes or prints)-No other shades of blue (i.e. teal, aqua) are allowed. Only polo shirts or regular button down shirts with sleeves and collars will be allowed. Shirts/blouses must be tucked in and appropriately buttoned except the top button. Absolutely no tank tops. Any tops worn under polos, blouses or button down shirts must be white (including undershirts). 24

26 Shorts: Must be solid navy blue and NOT be longer than 1” past the bottom of the knee or shorter than the length of fingertips when arms are held directly straight at the side and can only be worn as part of the uniform. (No athletic shorts) Belts: Must be worn with pants that are designed for belts (have belt loops). No initial or ornamental buckles unless initial is for first or last name only. Belts must be standard buckle; absolutely no strings, laces, or other decorative style fastening. Jackets and outerwear: Must be solid white, light blue, navy blue or gray. Jackets must fit appropriately. Windbreakers, pullover or button down sweaters, and vests should be appropriate. Any logo must be able to be covered by one hand. Hoods and sweatshirts may not be worn in class during school hours except outside during inclement weather. Shoes: Must be worn at all times. All shoes must have closed toes. Heels and platforms may not exceed 1 1/2 inches. Socks: Must be worn at all times. 25

27 GIRLS UNIFORM Skirts, Skorts, and/or Jumpers: Must be solid navy blue and may not be longer than the bottom of the knee or shorter than the length of fingertips when arms are held directly straight at the side. Tights or stockings: Must be white or navy blue and may be worn with skirts, skorts or jumpers. 26

28 Proper Uniform 27

29 Improper Uniform Shirt unbuttoned/ too short & ornamental belt Shirt too long, blue undershirt 28

30 SPECIFIC CLOTHING AND ITEMS NOT ALLOWED Clothing, jewelry, hair or materials which: …are made of denim or jeans materials (jackets, skirts, pants, shorts, etc.) …have large labels or with sports team’s insignias (including lanyards) …show evidence of membership in or affiliation with a gang. …are obscene, sexually explicit, suggest or promote racism, violence, the use/abuse of drugs and or alcohol products. Hair must be a natural color with no distracting designs or cut outs. ABSOLUTELY NO … …BLACK jackets, sweatshirts, undershirts or slacks allowed. …low cut tops or apparel that is tight fitting. Halter tops, midriff tops, cutoff tops. …hairnets, bandanas, do-rags, or hats (except Blackstock), etc. of any kind. …slippers, sandals, clogs, steel toed or open toed shoes. …glasses/sunglasses unless they are prescription …Visible undergarments such as tops worn under uniform and boxer shorts. …body piercing jewelry (except earrings). …grooming in class (makeup, styling, brushing, etc.). NOTE: Blackstock’s dress code is strictly enforced. The administration has the right to declare if attire is appropriate for school or any school activity. 29

31 Student Pledge As a student at Blackstock, I need to realize that my education is important, and that I am responsible for my own success. Therefore, I agree to carry out the following Guidelines for Success: Prompt - I will be quietly seated when the bell rings. Prepared – I will come to class with supplies and an academic attitude. Polite – I will respect all of my classmates, teachers, materials and myself. Productive – I will do my best work and ask for help when I need it. 30

32 8 th Grade Promotion Ceremonies Administrative regulations designate the following criteria for student participation in the promotion ceremony and related activities: 1.Completion of a required course of study. A.Pass five of six classes for a minimum of two of three trimesters. B. Individualized Education Plans (IEP) may differentiate a student’s required course of study. C. Identified English Learner students may have a differentiated course of study. D. A Section 504 Accommodation Plan may differentiate a student’s required course of study. 31

33 2. Meet minimum academic achievement of a 2.0 grade point average or above for two of three trimesters. 3. Meet positive citizenship requirements. A.Have good attendance. B. Display appropriate student behavior. 4. Student performance will be evaluated at the end of each trimester. Students who fail to meet the academic and/or citizenship requirements at the end of each trimester will be placed on the trimester Restriction List. Placement on the Restriction List may impact the student’s ability to participate in the promotion ceremony and related activities. 32

34 5. Students may be placed on the Restriction List for one or more of the following reasons: A.Receiving a GPA of 1.99 or below on a mid-trimester or end of trimester progress report B.Having four or more days of unexcused absences or unexcused tardies per trimester C.Being truant for one or more periods of a school day D.Parent or guardian has agreed to a shortened day or Independent Study due to behavior E.Being suspended for one or more days F.Receiving two or more office conduct referrals in one trimester 33

35 Promotion Ceremony Probation 1. Any eighth grade student placed on the restriction list during the first or second trimester will be placed on “promotion ceremony probation” status during the remainder of the school year. These students will be evaluated on their third trimester performance in academics and citizenship two weeks prior to the end of the year. If performance is above restriction list requirements, they may be eligible for participation in the promotion ceremony and related activities. If their performance is below restriction list requirements, they may not be eligible to participate in the promotion ceremony and related activities. 2. Any student placed on the restriction list during the first and second trimesters may lose their privilege to participate in the promotion ceremony and related activities. 34

36 3. Any student who has lost the privilege to participate in the promotion ceremony and related activities may regain the privilege by meeting the following criteria: Is passing 5 of 6 classes two weeks prior to the end of the third trimester Has a 2.0 grade point average at the third trimester mid-term reporting period Has good attendance as noted in AR 5127 Has good citizenship as noted in AR Any student added to the restriction list for the first time during the third trimester will be placed on “promotion ceremony probation” status and will be evaluated two weeks prior to the end of the year. 35

37 Promotion Ceremony Ineligibility Students on the restriction list three times during their 8 th grade year are denied participation in the promotion ceremony and related activities. There is no “promotion ceremony probation” for these students. 36

38 PROMOTION CEREMONIES AND RELATED ACTIVITIES The school administration will have the final decision in whether a student will be allowed to participate in the promotion ceremony and related activities. Certificate of Promotion 1. Students who participate in the promotion ceremony shall receive a Certificate of Promotion if they have cleared all financial obligations. See AR Students who have maintained a 2.0 grade point average, but have failed to meet the other requirements of the Promotion Ceremonies and Related Activities policy, will receive their Certificate of Promotion if they have cleared all financial obligations. See AR

39 Let’s have a great School year! Go Blackstock Panthers! 38


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