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AERIES ON-LINE GRADING PORTAL

Our District has transitioned to a new Student Information System called Aeries.  Included with Aeries is an easy to use online grading portal program used by our teachers that allows students and parents to “look” inside teacher grade books.  Each student and parent is given access to this grading tool in order to track and monitor their progress. Additionally, teachers are able to post upcoming due dates, tests and other important information.  Students and parents are encouraged to check progress weekly.

REPORT CARDS

Progress reports are issued every six weeks with a fall (December) and spring (May) semester report card issued at the end of each semester.  Parents should make appointments to speak with teachers upon receipt of a failing grade on any progress report(s) to avoid a failing semester grade.

BICYCLES

The school provides bicycle racks on the grounds so that pupils may have a place to put them while they are in class.  Bikes are to be parked with either the front or rear wheel in the rack so there will be enough room for everyone.

 

We recommend a chain, or cable, long enough to go through the bike frame and around the bike rack.

 

For the pupil’s own protection we suggest the bicycle be licensed with the Sheriff’s Department (LA County Ordinance 3027).

 

If your student(s) ride a bicycle to school s/he must wear a helmet and walk the bicycle when on campus.

SKATEBOARDS, ROLLERBLADES AND SCOOTERS

Students who are interested in riding a skateboard, rollerblades/roller skates or scooters to school must wear a helmet and are to store these items in the schools front office during school hours.  Skateboards, rollerblades/roller skates or scooters may not be ridden on school grounds.

VISITOR’S POLICY

The schools within the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District have a CLOSED CAMPUS POLICY.  This means that students are to remain on campus once they have entered the school premises.  All visitors are required to check in with the front office upon entering campus and must wear a Visitor Badge while on campus. 

 

If you need to take your child out of school before the end of the school day, please follow these procedures:

  1. Report to the front office.
  2. All adults must be prepared to show Photo Identification (Driver’s License) to verify the identity as stated on the student’s Emergency Card.  We will not release a student to anyone except the parent, legal guardian, or person(s) you have authorized to pick up your child.  Please list all authorized individuals on the Emergency Card.

 

  1. Sign out on the student release checkout form.  The office staff will call the classroom and your child will meet you in the office.

 

Students are not permitted to leave school grounds without first checking out through the front office.  Students leaving the campus and not abiding by the above are considered Truant.  The School Police or Sheriff’s Office will be called and loss of privileges/consequences may result.

 

Parents are invited to visit the school or classes.  If you need to speak to your child’s teacher or visit a classroom, please call the office or contact your child’s teacher in writing if you wish to make an appointment.  Please inform the front office 24 hours prior to your intention of visiting the school. Parents/guardians are to check in at the front office, sign the visitor’s log and secure a Visitor’s Pass.  While visiting classrooms, please make sure to enter and leave the classroom as quietly as possible.  In addition, please do not converse with students, teachers, and/or instructional aides during the visitation.  Lastly, there should be no interference with school activity.

 

Repeated/multiple visits will require approval via the District Volunteer Policy

VOLUNTEER POLICY

Should a parent/guardian be interested in volunteering on campus a volunteer application must be filled out and approved by the HLPUSD Department of Police and Safety.  Please pick up a Volunteer Packet in the front office.

FOOD BROUGHT ON CAMPUS

In an effort to support the district’s Wellness Policy, the delivery of fast food is not allowed on our campus.  The district’s “Wellness Policy and Health & Safety Code” states that all food is required to meet nutritional standards.  Food prepared off campus is discouraged because it often has too much fat, sugar, or allergic items that offer no nutritional value or poses a health risk to students.  We can no longer allow homemade food items to be served at school.  This is a California state law (Ed Code 27604) which was enacted for the protection of all students.  This policy also includes fast food being brought to students during school hours.

 

As stated, the delivery of food to campus is a safety issue considering other students may have allergies to certain foods and we cannot control what is shared among students at lunch if we were to allow this.  In addition, religious or cultural values need to be respected by the school, and therefore we don’t want to put parents in a situation in which their son/daughter gave food to another student who is not allowed to eat certain foods based on their values.

 

If parents and guardians bring fast food for their child, we require that the student eat it in the front office before they go outside for lunch.  We do not allow food for anyone other than the child of the parent that brought the food item.  Parents may not bring food items for their child’s friends.  In order for classroom instruction to be uninterrupted, we do not call the student out of class to pick up their lunchFinally, all food or lunches dropped off by parents or guardians must be brought to the front office.  No food may be passed to students at the front gate entrances during lunch time.  We appreciate your full cooperation.

SCHOOL NURSE

The nurse is here once a week.  If students are ill during class, or between classes, s/he may get a pass to the office from the teacher.  By law the nurse is not permitted to provide, or administer, medicine.  Medicine prescribed by a doctor to be taken during the day will be kept in the office.  A medication form needs to be signed by the doctor and parents and filed in the nurse’s office.

 

Students are to leave medication in the office.  Students are not to carry medication, including cough drops.

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Promotion Criteria

8th GRADE PROMOTION CEREMONY and END-OF-YEAR ACTIVITIES CRITERIA

Students must meet ONE of TWO promotion Criteria in #1 AND #2 below and fulfill #3 and #4:
 

1.         

a) “D” grade or better in Language Arts on the 2nd Semester Final Grades/Report Card    OR

b) Grade 8 ELA End of Year Assessment (60% or above)

2.         

a) “D” grade or better in Math on the 2nd Semester Final Grades/Report Card OR

b) Grade 8 Math End of Year Assessment (60% or above)
 

3. Passing Citizenship of 70% or higher on the 2nd Semester Final Grades/Report Card.
 

4. No more than 1 F Grade on the 2nd semester Final Grades/Report Card, inclusive of all subject areas.

 

End of the Year activities include 8th Grade Knott’s Berry Farm trip, 8th Grade Party/Social, Yearbook Signing Party, Student vs Staff Melonball Game, 8th Grade Promotion practices, and Field Day.

 

The Dress Code for the 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony are the following:

LADIES- Semi-formal dress or pants outfit.  Back, shoulders, and midriff must be covered.  If students choose to wear a spaghetti strapped dress, they will be required to wear a cardigan with sleeves or a shrug, NOT a shawl that will slip off the shoulders.  A sleeveless dress is allowed, however, straps have to be at least three fingers wide (or 2 inches); otherwise, wear a cardigan with sleeves or a shrug.  No hats are allowed.  Dressy sandals, heels, and wedges are permitted.

 

GENTLEMEN- Wear a nice pair of dress pants (slacks are to be worn at the waist, not sagging), a nice dress shirt (all shirts should be tucked into slacks).  A tie is optional.  No hats or jeans may be worn.

 

Non-participating students will be staying in the classroom.

Attendance Policy

SCHOOL ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Every person between the ages of six (6) years and eighteen (18) years of age is required to attend school. (Education code sec. 48200.)
  • Students are expected to attend school regularly and on time.
  • Parents and guardians are required to send their children to school.

ABSENCES

  • Excused absence:
  1. A student’s illness (not parent’s or other family member’s);
  2. Quarantine by a county or city health officer;
  3. Medical, dental or eye appointments;
  4. Attending the funeral of an immediate family member: One day in California; three (3) days out of California.  Immediate family member means student’s mother/father, brother/sister, child, grandmother/grandfather, or spouse, spouse’s mother/father, spouse’s child, spouse’s brother/sister, or any relative living in the immediate household of the student (Education Code 48205);
  5. Court appearance when the student has a subpoena with his/her name on it;
  6. Religious holiday/retreat/ceremony (MAX of four (4) hours per semester) with prior, written request from parent/guardian with school administration. 
  • Unexcused absence: absence which occurs with the knowledge and approval of parents, or guardian, but for reasons which, though not acceptable under state law, are not classed as truancy.
     

EXCUSED NOTES BY PARENTS

  • Absences need to be cleared within 3 days of the absence.
  • To excuse your child from an absence, please fax (626-855-3837), e-mail, bring in to the front office a written note or doctor’s note.  Please e-mail absence notes to Office Assistant Ms. Norma Zepeda (nzepeda@hlpusd.k12.ca.us) or Office Manager Mrs. Laurie King (lking@hlpusd.k12.ca.us).  You may also call our Front Office to excuse your child from an absence     (626-933-7005).
  • As a courtesy to the parent a school may accept notes from parents for absences or tardies.  If absences or tardies become excessive, parent notes will no longer be accepted.  Parent notes will not be accepted for illness under SART and SARB Contract.
  • Excused absences will have to be verified according to Education Code 46011.
  • Verified absence due to illness or quarantine is allowed.  Verification may be by one of the following: school/public health nurse, attendance supervisor, physician, principal, teacher, or any other qualified employee of the school district.

 

ATTENDANCE TIPS FOR PARENTS

  • When your child is ill, either bring the child to school to have the illness verified by school personnel, or take the child to a doctor or medical facility to have the illness verified.  Get a note from the doctor and give it to the school attendance office.  Keep a copy for yourself.
  • If your child has a serious, ongoing medical condition be sure to discuss it with the school nurse.  If necessary, sign a release form so that the nurse can speak directly with the treating physician.
  • Always be on time to school.  Remember, tardies are just as serious as absences because they interfere with learning.
  • Try to make doctor and dental appointments after school or on school holidays.