Students must submit their own, original work on all assignments. Assignments include worksheets, reports, laboratory activities, quizzes, exams, and anything else that is assigned and graded.
Academic dishonesty includes:
Copying answers from an online resource, textbook, or another student on any assignment.
Allowing another student to copy their work on any assignment.
Even one sentence copied from a source is plagiarism and constitutes cheating.
When a student has been caught plagiarizing teachers and administration will communicate to stakeholders the issue and take appropriate consequences.
1st offense: Student receives a score of zero on the assignment and a clear warning to the student and parent from the teacher that the next offense will result in detention.
2nd offense: Student receives a score of zero on the assignment, call home (remind the parent that it is a second offense) and detention.
3rd offense: Student receives a score of zero on the assignment, conference with parent and principal, and 1-week detention.
Discipline Procedures: Drugs and Alcohol
Esparto High School policy does not tolerate drugs and alcohol. This includes:
Under the influence of alcohol, marijua na, Controlled drug, narcotics or substance other than alcohol or marijuana
Possession of alcohol (possesses, consumes, sells, gives, delivers)
Possession of or furnishing marijuana less than 1 ounce
Possession of or furnishing marijuana more than 1 ounce
Possession of or furnishing of drug, narcotics, or controlled substance other than marijuana or alcohol
Selling, possession, or representing a substance or any controlled drug, narcotics, or paraphernalia
Arranging or offering to sell controlled substances
For any of the above violations, the following consequences will be:
Up to 5 days of suspension
Yolo County Sheriff involvement
Possible Recommendation for expulsion
In an effort to keep the school free of drugs, the district may use specially trained nonaggressive dogs to sniff out and alert staff to the presence of substances prohibited by law or Board policy. The dogs may sniff the air around lockers, desks, or vehicles on district or at district-sponsored events as long as they are not allowed to sniff within the close proximity of any students. (BP 5145.12(b))
Unlawful Harassment of Students
The Esparto Unified School District is committed to providing an educational environment free of unlawful harassment. The District maintains a strict policy prohibiting harassment of students because of sex, race, color, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, religion, age, physical or mental disability, blindness or severely impaired vision or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance, or regulation. All such harassment is unlawful. EUSD believes that all such harassment is offensive. The anti-harassment policy applies to fill persons involved in the District's educational environment and prohibits unlawful harassment by any District student or any employee of the District, including verbal, physical and visual conduct, threats, demands and retaliation, is prohibited. Violation of this policy by an employee or student may result in discipline, which may include suspension or expulsion, depending on the nature and seriousness of the violation. (See Education Code Sections 48900 and 48900.2)
Unlawful harassment because of sex, race, sexual orientation, ancestry, physical or mental disability, age or any other protected basis includes, but is not limited to:
Verbal conduct such as epithets, derogatory comments, slurs, or unwanted sexual advances, invitations or comments;
Visual conduct such as derogatory posters, photography, cartoons, drawings or gestures; including language or pictures on clothing.
Physical conduct such as assault, unwanted touching, blocking normal movement or interfering with academic performance or progress directed at a student of sex or race or any other protected basis;
Threats and demands to submit to sexual requests in order to receive a good grade or other benefit or avoid some loss, and offers of good grades or other benefit in return for sexual favors and/or Retaliation for having reported or threatened to report harassment.
Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, visual, or physical conduct of a sexual nature, made by someone from or in the work or educational setting, under any of the following conditions:
Submission to the conduct is explicitly or implicitly made a term or a condition of an individual's academic status, or progress.
Submission to, or rejection of, the conduct by the individual is used as the basis of academic decisions affecting the individual.
The conduct has the purpose or effect of having a negative impact upon the individual's academic performance, or of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational environment.
Submission to, or rejection of, the conduct by the individual regarding benefits and services, honors, programs, or activities available at or through the educational institution.
Students may have a claim of harassment even if they have not lost an economic benefit. The law prohibits any form of protected-basis harassment, which impairs the educational environment or their emotional well being at school.
If a student thinks they are being harassed because of their sex, race, sexual orientation, ancestry or other protected basis, they should use the procedure outlined in this policy to file a complaint and have it investigated. Students have a right to redress for unlawful harassment. Student complaints should include the details of the incident or incidents, the names of the individuals involved and the names of any witnesses. The District will immediately undertake an effective, thorough and objective investigation of the harassment allegations. The investigation will be conducted in a manner that protects the confidentiality of the parties and the facts. This investigation will be completed and a determination regarding the alleged harassment will be made and communicated to the student within sixty days after the District receives the complaint.
If the District determines that unlawful harassment has occurred , it will take effective remedial action commensurate with the severity of the offense. Appropriate action will also be taken to deter any future harassment. The District will take appropriate action to remedy any loss to the victim resulting from harassment. The District will not retaliate against the student for filing a complaint and will not knowingly permit retaliation by any District employee or another student. The District encourages all students to report any incidents of harassment forbidden by this policy immediately so that complaints can be resolved quickly and fairly. A complaint may be filed directly with the State Superintendent of Public Instruction in a variety of circumstances. Students should be aware that the U.S. Office of Civil Rights also investigates complaint s of harassment on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, blindness or severely impaired vision or other protected basis in educational programs that receive federal financial assistance.
Action to be taken in cases of harassment:
Principal will determine the circumstances and confer with student(s)
Law enforcement will be notified
Parents will be notified
Appropriate disciplinary action will be taken.