AbsencesStudent absences must be cleared through the Student Center with a note or a parent phone call. If a student will be out of town for more than 5 days, please sign up for Independent Study. Excessive tardiness, absences, and early checkouts may be referred to the School Attendance and Review Board (SARB).
AthleticsEligibility requirements are as follows:
- A minimum of a 2.0 GPA and no more than one F at the time of tryouts and any reporting period period during the season.
- Citizenship must be an O, G or S in every class at the time of tryouts, and any reporting period during the season.
- No severe behavior infraction one week before tryouts or during the sports season.
- No more than three moderate behaviors during the sports season.
- No suspensions for the month before the sports season or during the sports season
- Failing below eligibility requirements at any point in the season may result in suspension in the team play and/or restorative measures per administration decision.
Lyman Gilmore is not responsible for LOST or stolen items.
Bikes, Scooters and Skateboards
Bus Safety Rules
- Remain seated when bus is in motion and face forward.
- Keep head, arms, and hands inside the bus.
- Avoid loud and unnecessary noises.
- Wait to eat, drink, or chew gum
- Use appropriate language
- Refrain from boisterous conduct.
- Help keep the bus clean.
- Animals, reptiles, and insects are prohibited.
- Vandalism will not be tolerated.
- State law prohibits smoking on a bus.
- Always cross the street in front of the bus at the driver's direction.
Cell Phones & Headphones
Change of Address
Please inform the main office of any change of address, phone number, or emergency contact.
Closed Campus Ca. Ed. Codes 35292, 32210, 32211, 44810-12For the safety and welfare of students, students may not leave school grounds without permission from authorized personnel. Early dismissal must be cleared with the Student Center before school. Visitors must sign in with the office and wear a visitor's sticker.
Floral, balloon, and food deliveries will remain in the office until the end of the day, at which time students may pick them up. All food must be store bought and labeled.
Do Not Bring to School Items
The following items should not be brought to school and will be confiscated if during they are seen or heard hours of 8:30 am and 3:30 pm. Staff time will not be spent investigating loss or damage to these items. Possession of any of these items may lead to disciplanery action and/or loss of the item for the remainder of the school year.
These items must not be brought to school:
- Firearms, knives of any kind, or anything that could be used as a weapon.
- Alcohol, tobacco or drugs of any kind (see Medication at School, p. 5, for exceptions).
- Matches, lighters, any paraphernalia associated with marijuana or cigarettes.(including e-cigarettes or "vape" pens)
- Firecrackers, stun guns, or other explosives.
- Other disruptive, illegal or dangerous objects (laser pens and shock pens included).
- Squirt guns, toy guns
- Pornographic material and/or paraphernalia
- Aerosol cans or pump sprays
- Animals, unless prior permission is obtained
- Electronic music players, and gaming devices
- Items of great value
- Large amounts of money
Dress and Grooming Code
THESE RULES APPLY TO ALL STUDENTS:
- Shoes with soles must be worn at all times.
- Clothing must be free of pictures or writing that can be considered as vulgar, obscene or be gang, alcohol, tobacco, or drug related, or show ethnic or religious prejudice.
- Clothes must be sufficient to conceal any undergarments at all times.
- Clothing, jewelry, and other personal adornment must not, in the opinion of administration, present a safety or health hazard to the individual or to other students.
- Hats may be worn indoors only if the eyes and ears are visible.
- Baseball hats must be worn with the bill facing forward at all times.
- Sweatshirt hoods or hats that cover the eyes and ears may not be worn in any building. Hats and caps must be worn with the bill facing forward when worn outside.
- See-through fabrics, bare midriffs, low cut, strapless, backless, or overly revealing clothing, shirts with large armholes or tube tops are not permitted to be worn at school. Each shirt strap must be at least one inch wide.
- Handcuffs, wallet-type chains, and spike jewelry may not be worn on campus.
- Hairstyles that are distracting to the educational process/environment will be evaluated by school administration on a case by case basis.
- Nose piercings are allowed, but studs must be no bigger than 3mm and hoops must be fitted to the nose.
- Tools for gauging such as spikes are prohibited. Nor is any item to be placed in the ear for the purpose of gauging.
- Students may not write or draw on themselves, their clothes or other students.
- Students are recommended to dress ready for physical activity.
If a student comes dressed inappropriately they will be offered “appropriate” clothing. Repeated dress code violations may result in a referral and/or suspension.
“Extracurricular activities” include activities during school or outside of school, which are not counted toward a
student's grade. Extracurricular activities may have specific requirements for participation (to be provided when the
student signs up for the activity). Eligibility requirements may include:
● A minimum of a 2.0 GPA and no more than one F at time of tryout, and any reporting period during the season.
● Citizenship must be an O, G, or S in every class at time of tryouts, and any reporting period during the season.
● No severe behavior infraction one week before tryouts or during the sports season.
● No more than three moderate behavior infractions during the sports season.
● No suspensions for the month before the sports season or during the sports season.
● Falling below eligibility requirements at any point in the season may result in suspension in team play and/or other
restorative measures per administrative decision.
Student athletes will be required to sign and adhere to a student-athlete contract in order to participate in team sports
at LGMS. Subsequent behavior referrals or poor grades may affect a coach’s decision on team membership and/or
playing time. Sports Lockers, which are located in the locker room, may be assigned to students to keep their
belongings while they are participating in a school sport.
- No more than one behavior referral within two weeks prior to the trip
- No more than 3 behavior referrals within one month prior to the trip.
- No suspensions within one month prior to the trip.
- Students must have a minimum 2.0 GPA with no N in citizenship on most recent progress report or report card.
Fighting or physical altercation of any type, especially horseplay, is not allowed. Individuals may automatically be suspended from school for up to 5 days and may face possible expulsion from GVSD.
Graduation/Promotion Participation Requirements (8th Grade)
- Overall 2.0 grade point average in grades 6-8.
- Overall 2.0 GPA in 8th grade.
- No more than one F during 8th grade year.
- Pass Constitution test.
Violation of an Education Code, which may result in a suspension or other consequence in the trimester leading up to the ceremony may dismiss a student from participating in the promotion ceremony.
Students who are ineligible to participate in the promotion ceremony may not participate in the end-of-the-year activities such as, but not limited to, graduation practice, field trips, and the 8th grade dance.
Non-graduates may be placed in a 9th grade class by the high school administration following a non-grad meeting with the high school.
Sexual harassment in any form will not be tolerated. If violations occur, disciplinary action will be taken. (Sexual Harassment Policy p.15.) Any discrimination on the basis of race, creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identification or handicap will not be tolerated.
Immunization and Health
All students are to be immunized against Polio, DPT (Diphtheria, Pertussis and Tetanus), MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella shots), and Hepatitis B (3 Shots). A district health clerk checks each student’s medical records. Students without verification of immunization will not be allowed to attend school until verification is received. Spitting on another person presents a health hazard and will not be tolerated.
Library Media Center
9:00 am to 3:30 pm Monday - Friday
Students may check out 1 book for 2 weeks at a time. No food or drinks are allowed in the library.
- All students are eligible to receive a free hot breakfast and lunch.
- Reduced price meal applications are available in the office.
- All students eat in designated lunch areas.
Medication at School CA Ed. Code 49423
A medication release form signed by a physician and a parent is required before school personnel can administer any medication. This applies to any medication, prescription or over-the-counter (including cough drops). Specific directions for the administration of the medication at school must be included in a written statement. The health care provider must clearly specify the condition for which the drug shall be given, how it is given, dosage, & related information. Specific instructions should include the emergency treatment of allergic reactions such as those from bee stings. They should clearly state what type of reaction for which drug is to be given (i.e. localized, generalized, severe, mild). A signed release from the parents for school personnel to administer any medications is required. Medications shall be brought to the school by the parent in the original container. No medication (prescription or nonprescription) may be transported by a student or be in the student’s possession while at school.
Out of Bounds - Areas
Parent/Guardian Liability CA Ed. Code 48904
PBIS School-Wide Behavior Expectations
- Ready To Learn
Retention District Policy p. 15.
Public Display of Affection
Three-second hugs are allowed but students are not to hang on each other or embrace for a long period of time. Holding hands is permitted but kissing is not allowed.
Report Cards/Progress Reports
School is in session from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm. Students should not arrive earlier than 8:35 am or remain on campus later than 3:30 pm unless they are involved in a supervised school activity. Supervision IS NOT provided for students before 8:35 am or after 3:30 pm.
School Closures: PSPS, Air Quaility, Fire and Snow days
Please listen to radio station KNCO (830 AM) after 6:00 a.m. on snowy days, or check KNCO’s website (www.knco.com) for school cancellations. Please do not call school or the radio station for this information.
Sheriff or GVPD Liaison
A School Resource Officer is often on campus interacting with students and staff in a positive manner. The presence of a sheriff’s vehicle at school is not indicative of any problem or emergency.
On Campus Suspension (OCS)
On-Campus Suspension is a suspension from attending and particiapting in scheduled classes and routines. While on OCS, a student must work on assigned tasks, eat lunch in the Student Center, and may not attend any meetings or assemblies. Parents are notified when a student is assigned OCS. A student may be suspended off campus for failure to comply with OCS behavior expectations.
Grounds for Suspension & Expulsion
(Reproduced from California Laws Relating to Minors, Pages 158 and 159) Education Code 48900
A pupil shall not be suspended from school or recommended for expulsion unless the superintendent or the principal of the school in which the pupil is enrolled determines the pupil has:
- Caused, attempted to cause, or threatened to cause physical injury to another person.
- Possessed, sold, or otherwise furnished any firearm, knife, explosive, or other dangerous object unless, in the case of possession of an object of this type, the pupil
- obtained written permission to possess the item from a certified school employee, which is concurred by the principal or the designee of the principal.
- Unlawfully possessed, used, sold or otherwise furnished, or been under the influence of any controlled substance listed in Chapter 2 of Division 10 of the Health and Safety Code, an alcoholic beverage, or intoxicant of any kind
- Unlawfully offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell any controlled substance listed in Chapter 2 of Division 10 of the Health and Safety Code, an alcoholic beverage, or intoxicant of any kind, then either sold, delivered or otherwise furnished to any person another liquid, substance, or material and represented the liquid, substance or material as a controlled substance, alcoholic beverage, or intoxicant.
- Committed or attempted to commit robbery or extortion.
- Caused or attempted to cause damage to school or private property.
- Stolen or attempted to steal school or private property.
- Possession of or use of tobacco, or any products containing tobacco or nicotine products including, but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, miniature cigars, clove cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, snuff, chew packets, and betel. However, this section does not prohibit use or possession by a pupil of his/her own prescription products.
- Committed an obscene act or engaged in habitual profanity or vulgarity.
- Had unlawful possession of, or unlawfully offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell any drug paraphernalia, as defined in Sec. 11014.5 of the Health & Safety Code.
- Disrupted school activities or otherwise willfully defied the valid authority of supervisors, teachers, administrators, school officials, or other personnel engaged in the performance of their duties.
- Knowingly received stolen school property or private property.
- Possessed an imitation firearm
- Committed or attempted to commit a sexual assault or committed a sexual battery
- Harassed, threatened, or intimidated a pupil witness to prevent the pupil witness from testifying or retailiated against the pupil witness
- Engaged in an act of bullying, including, but not limited to, bullying committed by means of an electronic act, as defined in subdivision (f & g) of section 32261, directed specifically toward a pupil or school personal
Standard Search Procedures
32280-32289 School safety plans
35160 Authority of Board of Trustees
35160.1 Broad authority of school districts
48900-48927 Suspension and expulsion
49050-49051 Searches by school employees
49330-49334 Injurious objects
Redding v. Safford Unified School District (9th Cir. 2008) 531 F.3d 1071
B.C. v. Plumas (9th Cir. 1999) 192 F.3d 1260
Jennings v. Joshua Independent School District (5th Cir. 1989) 877 F.2d 313
O'Connor v. Ortega (1987) 480 U.S. 709
New Jersey v. T.L.O (1985) 469 U.S. 325
Horton v. Goose Creek Independent School District (5th Cir. 1982) 690 F.2d 470
Zamora v. Pomeroy (10th Cir. 1981) 639 F.2d 662
A search will be conducted where there is reasonable suspicion involving controlled substances, drug paraphernalia, weapons, or other objects which are prohibited or which constitute a threat to the health, safety, or welfare to the occupants of the school building. A standard search will be conducted as follows:
- Student removes jacket or sweatshirt. An adult then searches all outerwear.
- Student removes everything out of all pockets.
- Student pulls out the pocket linings of his/her pants. Student pats back pockets to show there isn’t anything in them.
- Student takes off shoes & removes the shoes’ linings. Adult examines them.
- Student pulls pant leg up above the sock. Adult observes there is nothing in socks.
- Administrator and adult witness search contents of purse/backpack/book bag.
Technology Policy & Chromebook use
Access to the Internet, Chromebooks, iPads or other school devices use is a privilege that will be denied if used inappropriately. When used inappropriately, disciplinary and/or legal action may be taken. Students are responsible for any lost or broken electronic devices.
Textbooks and Library Books
Some textbooks will be issued for home use. Students are expected to keep all books clean, unmarked, without torn pages. Report cards, diplomas, or class schedules may be withheld for failure to pay for damaged or lost materials.
Virtual Meeting Norms
- Be on time
- Be prepared
- Keep the camera on
- Mute your sound
- Use the chat box only when instructed to
- Use your full name when logging into a meeting
- Sit up in a chair and look forward into your device
- Wear school appropriate attire
Parents are always welcome. Parents and visitors must register at the Main Office and wear an ID tag on campus. Student visitors are not allowed without prior arrangement.