District, School, and Classroom Behavior Expectations:

District expectations for student behavior are included in the Student-Parent Handbook. At CVHS, we will especially focus on the expectations below. Additionally, each teacher may share specific classroom expectations.

Graduation Requirements:

Twenty-two (22) credits must be completed to participate in graduation ceremonies and to receive a high school diploma. Specific course requirements are listed in the student handbook. Each student should plan on taking the maximum number of credits available, which are six (6) per year and twenty-four (24) during his/her high school career. Exceptions are warranted only when recommended by a doctor, based on a medical condition.

Attendance:

Students are expected to attend school every day and to be in class when the bell rings, including at the start of first hour, which is 7:15. Eleven or more unexcused absences or eleven or more tardies in a given class will result in the loss of credit for that class. See our website for expectations related to excusing absences or late arrivals, or requesting early dismissal. https://www.chippewavalleyschools.org/schools/high-schools/cvhs/students-parents/attendance/

Loss of Credit (or Loss of Commencement):

Upon receiving his/her eleventh (11th) unexcused absence or eleventh (11th) tardy (which includes TDY and 6 MIN TDY), the student will not yet earn credit in the class, or for seniors, will not be allowed to participate in commencement. At this point the student will be on Attendance Probation (AP) and the grade will be marked as AP. The expectation for Attendance Probation is no more than 7 tardies or unexcused absences in ALL classes the following semester in order to meet probation for the class(es) in which the student violated the attendance policy. A student successfully meeting the terms of Attendance Probation the following semester will have the grade earned in the class(es) posted to their transcript, or for seniors, earn back the opportunity to participate in commencement. Failure to successfully meet the terms means that a mark of NC (No Credit) will appear on the transcript and credit must be earned through Credit Recovery, or for a senior, the student will not be allowed to participate in commencement. Second semester seniors with 11 or more unexcused absences or tardies in a class have no opportunity for Attendance Probation and will therefore lose the opportunity to participate in commencement. The student and parent may appeal the loss of credit or the privilege to participate in commencement to their student’s assistant principal who will conduct an attendance review.

Unexcused Absences:

  • All absences that are not excused by a parent/guardian within 48 hours are deemed unexcused.
  • Recorded phone messages are sent daily for unexcused absences.
  • Students may be referred to the office for disciplinary action for an unexcused absence. 
  • The attendance office will send a recorded phone message and email notice to all students with 4 or more unexcused absences at the time of the first progress report (5 weeks into semester), those with 6 or more at 10 weeks and those with 8 or more at 15 weeks, warning of the loss of credit or commencement policy.
  • At 10 unexcused absences, assistant principals will issue an ISS and warn that loss of credit or commencement will come with the next unexcused absence.
  • At 11 unexcused absences, assistant principals will notify student and parent of loss of credit or commencement. If a warning was not given at 10, then loss of credit or commencement will not occur at 11. It will occur on the next unexcused absence after a warning has been given.
  • The student and parent may appeal the loss of credit or commencement to the assistant principal who will conduct an attendance review.

Tardies:

  • If a student is not in class at the designated start time, they will be considered tardy.
  • Teachers will communicate this expectation to students and let them know when they fail to meet this expectation and are considered tardy.
  • Teachers may assign a detention after a student reaches 4 tardies and 8 tardies.
  • If a student fails to serve an assigned detention, administration will assign In School Suspension.
  • The detention monitor will call home to notify parents after receiving a detention slip.
  • The attendance office will send a recorded phone message and email notice to all students with 4 or more tardies at the time of the first progress report (5 weeks into semester), those with 6 or more at 10 weeks and those with 8 or more at 15 weeks, warning of the loss of credit or commencement policy.
  • At 10 tardies, assistant principals will issue an ISS and warn that loss of credit or commencement will come with the next tardy.
  • At 11 tardies, assistant principals will notify student and parent of loss of credit or commencement. If a warning was not given at 10, then loss of credit or commencement will not occur at 11. It will occur on the next tardy after a warning has been given.
  • The student and parent may appeal the loss of credit or commencement to the assistant principal who will conduct an attendance review.

Make-Up Work:

An excused absence allows the student to make up all possible work. It is the responsibility of the student and parent to obtain missed assignments. It is possible that certain kinds of schoolwork such as labs or skill-practice sessions cannot be made up and, as a result, may negatively impact a student’s grade. The skipping of classes or any part of the school day is considered an unexcused absence and no make-up of class work will be permitted. Many teachers have established in their course syllabus that tests, quizzes, notes, and similar work cannot be made up if the absence has been established as an unexcused absence. Otherwise, reasonable consideration will be given to students requiring make-up work. Make-up work should be completed within the same number of school days as he/she was absent unless special arrangements have been made with each teacher.

Coats and Backpacks:

Coats and backpacks must be stored in lockers during the school day. Only clear bags will be allowed during the school day.

Before School:

  • The A door opens at 6:30. Students arriving between 6:30 and 7:00 must report to the cafeteria.
  • The D and F doors open at 7:00.
  • Breakfast is available from 6:30 – 7:10 (Students must be in line by 7:10).

After School:

  • 2:11 is the end of the school day. By 2:30 all students should be in a supervised activity or waiting at the A doors for a ride home. The office closes at 3:00. 

Hall Passes:

  • Students are not allowed to be in the hallway during class time or lunch time without a hall pass. This applies to all students, such as: student government, independent study, early dismissals, and those using restrooms.
  • Teachers have discretion to limit hall passes and may keep student cell phones when giving a hall pass to encourage a quicker return.
  • We have three colors of plastic hallway passes - red for 1st floor bathrooms, black for 2nd floor bathrooms, and white for the media center. Yellow paper corridor passes may also be used.

Closed Campus:

Students are not allowed to leave the school grounds during the school day without an “Early Dismissal” form which may be obtained from the Attendance Office after a request from a parent, or a Dual Enrollment Sticker which may be obtained from the main office at the beginning of a semester.

Food Deliveries Prohibited:

Outside food deliveries are not allowed and will be turned away at our security desk. In addition, students are not allowed to exit the building at any time during the school day to accept food deliveries. Students or parents may bring in food from the outside - it just can't be delivered - and students cannot leave school to get food.

Lunch:

During their lunch period, all students must be in the cafeteria, a teacher’s classroom, or the media center. Food is not allowed in the media center, the school store, or the bathroom. Students must leave their student ID at the check-out table to go to the bathroom or the school store. Otherwise, students must have a pass to leave the cafeteria once lunch has started. Students are dismissed from lunch when the bell rings. Lunch times are as follows: A. 10:30-10:55, B. 11:03-11:28, C. 11:36-12:01. Students are not allowed in the cafeteria or the school store, except during their lunch time.

Bathrooms:

No food, drinks, or cell phones are allowed in bathrooms. Students are not allowed to hang out in the bathroom.

Cell Phones and Ear Buds:

Cell phones and ear buds are allowed in hallways and the cafeteria. They are not allowed in bathrooms or locker rooms. In the classroom, cell phones and ear buds must be out of sight, unless given specific permission from the teacher to use for an academic reason or another reason based on teacher discretion. Students may be referred to the office for violating these expectations.

Dress Code:

  • Clothing must cover areas from one armpit across to the other armpit, down to approximately 3 to 4 inches in length on the upper thighs.  Tops must have shoulder straps.  Rips or tears in clothing should be lower than the 3 to 4 inches in length.
  • Shoes must be worn at all times and should be safe for the school environment (pajamas, bedroom shoes or slippers shall not be worn, except for school activities approved by the principal).
  • See-through or mesh garments must not be worn without appropriate coverage underneath that meet the minimum requirements of the dress code.
  • Headgear including hats, hoods, and caps are not allowed unless permitted for religious, medical, or other reason by school administration.
  • Specialized courses may require specialized attire, such as sports uniforms or safety gear.
  • Clothing may not depict, imply, advertise, or advocate illegal, violent, or lewd conduct, weapons, or the use of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana or other controlled substances.
  • Clothing may not depict or imply pornography, nudity, or sexual acts.
  • Clothing may not display or imply vulgar, discriminatory, or obscene language or images.
  • Clothing may not state, imply, or depict hate speech/imagery targeting groups based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, or any other protected classification.
  • Sunglasses may not be worn inside the building.
  • Clothing and accessories that endanger student or staff safety may not be worn. 
  • The administration reserves the right to determine what constitutes appropriate dress.  Students who do not adhere to these guidelines will not be allowed to attend class.  Parents will be called if appropriate clothing is not available or the student refuses dress-code appropriate clothing.

Language:

Use of the N-word and swearing are not allowed in our school or at school activities. Students are expected to use kind words, and to say please and thank you.

Vape:

Vaping in school not only results in school discipline as outlined below, but also a civil infraction fine from the Clinton Township Police Department.  Vaping and all tobacco products are illegal for individuals of any age on school property.

  • First offense: 3 days Suspension, a fine and student assistance intervention;
  • Second Offense: 5 day Suspension, a fine with additional student assistance;
  • Third Offense: 7 day Suspension and a fine.

Student IDs:

All students must have identification pictures taken for use in the media center, food service debit system, to access the restroom or school store at lunch time, admission to any before or after school activity, for general identification purposes at any time during the regular school day and upon request from a staff member. Pictures will be taken during the first week of school.

Credit Recovery:

Credit Recovery classes are available during the school day on a limited basis. There is a limit to 2 in-house Credit Recovery classes per semester. In-house Credit Recovery classes are only allowed for classes failed in a previous semester, not for a current class. All credit recovery assessments must be taken in school.