Email If Your Student Will Be Absent
For parents convenience they may email information about their student’s absence to the attendance office.
Please be sure to include the student name and ID number, date of absence and reason in the email.
Report Absences using the email addresses below:
Absences for A-L
Absences for M-Z
Attendance Policy and Procedures
When a student is absent, the student's parent MUST contact the attendance office via email or phone. Last names with letters A-L 408-347-7171 and last names for letters M-Z 408-347-7027each day of the absence. Extended absences due to illness require that a parent contact the attendance office and provide a note from the student's physician.
Medical or dental appointments should be made after school. If it is necessary to make an appointment during the school day, parents can call or provide the attendance office with a note signed by the parent for an Advance Admit Pass. Leaving campus without school authorization will result in disciplinary action. Students found outside of school during school hours are subject to citation by the San Jose Police Department.
When a student is absent, Evergreen Valley High School will call the student home indicating the student's absence.
Parents can also register for Parent Connect from the Evergreen Valley High School website (www.evhs.schoolloop.com). Once fully registered, parents can view daily attendance and review grading period marks. Parent Connect is a username and password system. To guarantee that only parents can view their student?s attendance and grade information parents will be need to visit school before being issued their Parent Connect password.
SARB (School Attendance Review Board)
Habitual truants by law a student with three or more unexcused absences, tardies and/or cuts will be referred to the District's SARB (Student Attendance Review Board). If absences continue, students must attend SARB mediation with the District Attorney to correct the attendance problem and possible consequences will take effect.
Students are expected to be in their classroom before the bell rings. Students arriving late must have a written note or a phone call from the parent. If a student arrives late to school, they must report directly to class and drop off the written note (with appropriate day, time and reason) in the attendance office during break, lunch or after school.
The SARB process will be initiated when students accumulate the first three tardies, cuts and/or unverified absences. The fourth tardy, cut and/or unverified absence may result in a detention and possible Saturday school. The fifth and subsequent tardy, cut and/or unverified absence will result in disciplinary action. Please note that there will be random tardy sweeps where students will be given an automatic detention if they are late to class or seen out of class without a legitimate pass.
Dress and Grooming
In cooperation with teachers, students and parents/guardians, the principal or designee shall establish school rules governing student dress and grooming that are consistent with law, Governing Board policy and administrative regulations. These school dress codes shall be regularly reviewed. The principal or designee of each school site will ensure that the following District Dress Standards are contained within the local site Student Behavior Code.
(cf. 0420 School Plans/Site Councils)
East Side Union High School District Student Dress Standards
Each school shall allow students to wear sun-protective clothing, including, but not limited to, hats for outdoor use during school day. (Education Code 35183.5)
In addition, the following standards shall apply to all regular school activities:
1. Students are expected to dress in a manner that is neat and appropriate for school or work.
2. Students may not wear clothing that disrupts the educational process.
3. No sagging clothes (baggy pants); pants should be size appropriate and worn at the waist.
4. No torn jeans
5. No hats/ head covers, sweatshirt hoods, scarves, head rags (i.e. stocking caps, satin-type or hairdo covers, do-rags, etc.).Unaltered Evergreen Valley sports hats sold in the student store are authorized for students to wear as sun-protective clothing (Education Code 35183.5)
6. Clothing, jewelry and personal items (backpacks, fanny packs, gym bags, water bottles, etc.) shall be free of writing or pictures. Other items or insignia that are crude, gang-related, vulgar, profane or sexually suggestive, or that bear drug, alcohol or tobacco company advertising, promotions and likenesses, or that advocate racial, ethnic or religious prejudice are strictly prohibited.
7. Clothing that bear logos, insignia, letters or colors signifying a gang, a crew, violent actions or weaponswill not be tolerated.?
8. All tops (shirts and blouses) must cover the top of the shoulder and completely cover the stomach, chest and bare back. No bare midriffs.
9. Shorts and skirts must be size appropriate (arm extended at side, short or skirt bottom reaches finger tips); tight fitting shorts, short shorts and cutoffs are prohibited.
10. Only the student's name, written in plain block letters, is permitted on backpacks or other personal items.
11. No see-through shirts, blouses; no halter tops, tank tops/tube tops, undershirts, muscle shirts or other tops that expose the midriff.
12. Shoes must always be worn; no inappropriate footwear or roller blades.
13. No under clothing worn as outerwear.
14. Red or blue shoes, shoes with red or blue accents or shoes with red or blue laces are not allowed.
15. No sunglasses may be worn inside school buildings or classrooms.
16. Any jewelry, body art, piercing or extreme hairstyle/color deemed by the school to be dangerous or a distraction to the learning environment is not acceptable (jewelry with spikes, chokers, wristbands or extra large rings).
17. Students may not wear clothing that reveals the back or midriff, or through which skin and/or undergarment is visible, or when arms are raised becomes visible. These include but are not limited to:? boxers, sheer tops, mesh tops, overly large openings at the neck or arms, off-the-shoulder tops, spaghetti straps, halter tops, swim tops, tube tops or clothing that exposes the midriff.
The East Side Union High School District has adopted the policy that all students in the district will display a Photo ID Badge. All photo identification badges must be clearly visible at all times. They must be displayed on the front side of a person at the beltline or above and below the neck. Students not wearing ID badges will be subject to progressive disciplinary procedures. Repeated ID Badge violations will be treated as insubordination.
A photo ID is required for all school transactions including but not limited to class changes, borrowing library books, purchasing dance tickets, picking up schedules, buying lunch, accessing a computer and getting textbooks from the bookroom.
California Education Code 48901.5 states that no school shall permit the possession or use of any electronic signaling device including but not limited to paging and signaling equipment, cell phones, etc. by pupils of the school while the pupils are on campus and while attending school-sponsored activities, or while under the supervision and control of school district employees. Therefore CELL PHONES may only be used before school begins for the day or after school when students are leaving campus. Cell Phones may be used in the student bus loading zones and parking lots. Cell Phone use is prohibited within school buildings and the interior quad areas.
Additionally, education Code 51512 provides that use of any electronic listening or recording device in any classroom that disrupts and impairs the teaching process and discipline is prohibited.
It is the policy of Evergreen Valley High School that ELECTRONIC DEVICES OF ANY TYPE shall not be permitted on campus. This includes cameras, pagers, compact discs, game boys, walkmans, recorders etc. Additionally, students who are working on a special project that will require a video or digital camera must have prior written consent from the administration.
Skateboards/scooters/bikes are not allowed on the interior of campus. Students may use the bike storage devices on the outside of campus to lock up bikes, skateboards and scooters.
Closed Campus and Visitors
Evergreen Valley High School is a closed campus. All visitors are required to sign-in at the main reception desk in Building D when coming onto campus to conduct school business.? Non-students or other unauthorized persons on campus can be cited for trespassing by the San Jose Police Department.
Students are not permitted to leave campus during the school day unless an authorized advanced absence has been arranged with the attendance office.
For security reasons, students are to remain on the interior of campus during the school day. The areas on the outside of classroom buildings and the parking lots are off limits during the instructional day.
Policy on Bio-Chemical Threats/Hoax, Weapons, or Intruders
Threats: Bio-Chemical or Intruder
Evergreen Valley High School supports a ZERO TOLERANCE for any hoax or joke relating to bio-chemical and other types of threats to the health and safety of our school community. This also includes bomb scares, threats or weapons, or threats (scare tactics) of possible intruders on campus. Students will be subject to immediate disciplinary action including prosecution to the fullest extent of the law.
Weapons of any type, real, replicas (fake) or toy are not permitted on campus and may result in suspension, expulsion, involuntary transfer, arrest, and/or police citation. Any type of instrument, even though it is legal to bring on to campus, but is used as a weapon may result in severe disciplinary action as previously described above.
Laser pointers are not permitted on campus. If brought on campus, they will be confiscated and will be discarded. Severe disciplinary consequences (and possible legal action) will result in the event of any person pointing a laser at an individual?s eyes or body.
Policy Pertaining to Hate-Motivated Behavior and Crime
(Board Policy 5145.9)
The Governing Board of the East Side Union High School District affirms the right for all students, staff, and parents and guardians to be free hate crimes, abusive statements, or any activity that degrades the unique qualities of an individual, such as race, ethnicity, culture, heritage, gender identification, physical/mental attributes, religious beliefs and practices. Such verbal or physical acts are damaging to one?s self-esteem and will not be tolerated in our educational institutions. The Board encourages the superintendent and staff to develop programs the enhance self-esteem, raise awareness and sensitivity, and foster respect for individuals and their unique qualities.
The Board recognizes that such hate-crime statements, threats, physical assault, or damage to property are inflammatory to those victimized by such acts and jeopardize the safety and well being of students and staff. The Board authorizes the staff to discipline students or others involved in such acts, including suspensions and recommendations for expulsion.
Sexual Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying
1. Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, sexually motivated physical contact, or other verbal or physical conduct or communication of sexual nature. Grounds for disciplinary of legal action include but are not limited to:
Comments, jokes, gestures, or looks of a sexual or lewd nature
References to gender, or name calling, rumors, or request for sexual favors
Unwelcome touching, grabbing, pinching, whistling
Being intentionally brushed up against or blocked from freely moving; having clothing pulled in a sexually suggestive way
Being forced to kiss someone or do something sexual other than kissing
Sexually offensive pictures or graffiti.
2. Harassment and Intimidation
Evergreen Valley High School enforces the policy on harassment and intimidation. This policy applies to individuals who pick on, bully, harass, push around, threaten, laugh at or mock, or threaten another individual over any issue. Disciplinary consequences include but are not limited to after school detention, community service hours, suspension, removal from the classroom, removal from the school, possible police citation, or conflict mediation, depending on the degree of the problem.