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Bellevue High PTSA
BELLEVUE
HIGH SCHOOL
Opened in 1949
Home of the Wolverines!
BELLEVUE HIGH SCHOOL
10416 SE WOLVERINE WAY
BELLEVUE, WA 98004
(425) 456-7000
Main Office FAX: (425) 456-7005
Athletics FAX: (425) 456-7042
Faculty FAX: (425) 456-7110
PRINCIPAL
Scott Powers 456-7010
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL
Russell White 456-7011
Athletic Director
Lance Gatter 456-7038
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL
TBA 456-7011
School Resource Officer
Mike Fry 456-7007
Activities Director
Brenda Conrad 456-7091
SCHOOL RESOURCES
Accountant

456-7040
Pay Fines and Fees
Activities Office
456-7039

Athletic information: Sports Packets, Game and Practice info

Parking: applications, tickets, general info
SCHOOL RESOURCES
Accountant

456-7040
Pay fines and fees
Activities Office
456-7039

Athletic Information: sports packets, game and practice information

Parking: applications, tickets, general inforamtion

Activity Tickets: dances, guest passes, playoff games, etc…
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Lost and Found
Attendance Office

Excused & Prearranged absences
Career Center

456-7006
456-7028
WaNIC/CTE Jobs and Internships
Counseling Office
456-7031

Individual, acedemic and personal counseling

Scheduling of classes

Community Service/Wolverine Guard

Free/Reduced Lunch program or contact BSD Nutrition Services @ 456-4507

Financial Assistance: Invested Scholarship Program

School Planners for new students

Transrcipts, College Planning and Scholarships
Library
456-7029

Main Office
Lockers
456-7000

PIV Passwords

Return lost/overdue Textbooks

Bus Pass forms or contact BSD Transportation Dept. @ 456-4595
Nurse
456-7143
Registrar
456-7037

Enrollment of new students

Transcripts, new students & transfers
COMMUNITY RESOURCES
Drug 24 Hour Help Line (206) 722-3700
Domestic Violence Hotline (800) 562-6025
Bellevue Safe Rides (425) 688-5438
Eastside Mental Health (425) 828-1449
Children’s Protective Services (206) 649-4110
Poison Information Center (206) 526-2121
Crisis Clinic 24 Hour Help Line (800) 244-5767
Sexual Assault Center (800) 825-7273
Youth Eastside Services (425) 747-4937
BHS 2
Bellevue School District Calendar
BHS 3
Activities & Meetings Calendar 2011-2012
Subject to change: for a current/up to date schedule see the online calendar on
the BHS website: www.bsd405.org/bhs then click on calendar.
For sports schedules and practice times at: http://www.kingcoconference.org
September:
October:
9/6
9/12
9/13
9/13
9/14
9/14
10/3
10/4
10/12
10/14
10/18
10/26
10/28
9/16
9/20
9/21
9/23
9/26
9/28
9/29
9/30
School Starts
Staff meeting
All School Picture Day
PDC meeting
Freshmen Elections Meet 505 at 12:45
Advisors & Club Presidents
Meet room 505 at 1:30
Assembly 60 minute schedule
Activities Fair – at both lunches
Freshmen Elections
Back to School/after game Dance
Department Head Meeting
Staff Lunch @ 12:30 room 505
Open House 7 to 9 pm
Assembly 30 min. HC theme/pep rally
10/29
10/31
10/31
Staff Meeting @ 3:15 library
PDC meeting
Super Wednesday – Testing
Picture Retakes and Make up day
Choir Concert 7:30
Staff Lunch @ 12:30 room 505
Homecoming
Assembly, Parade, Game
Homecoming Dance
Department Head Meeting
Halloween Movie Night
November:
December:
11/1
12/5
12/6
12/7-9
12/9
PDC meeting &
Fall Band and Orchestra Concert 7:30
11/7
Staff Meeting @ 3:15 library
11/8
Assembly – Veterans Day
11/10 – 11/11 No School
11/23 Movie Night
11/24 – 11/25 No School Happy Thanksgiving
11/28 Department Head Meeting
12/12
12/13
12/14
Staff Meeting @ 3:15 library
PDC meeting
Main Stage Drama Show 7:30
Assembly – Fall Recognition &
Winter Dance
Department Head Meeting
Music Department Winter Concert
Art Show 6:30
Holiday Staff Party (TBD)
January:
February:
1/3
Back to School
1/9
Staff Meeting @ 3:15 library
1/10
Assembly – MLK 60 minute schedule
1/10
PDC meeting
1/16
No School
1/19-20 Black Box Drama Show 7:30
1/26
Chamber Music Concert 7:30
1/23 – 1/27
Finals Week
1/30
Department Head Meeting
2/6
2/7
2/9-10
Staff Meeting @ 3:15 library
PDC meeting
Dinner Theatre &
Evening of the Arts 6:30
2/11
TOLO
2/13 - 2/17
Service Week
2/15
Soup for Simpson
& Choral Zone Concert 7:00
2/20 – 2/24
Mid-Winter Break
2/27
Department Head Meeting
BHS 4
March:
April:
3/5
Staff Meeting @ 3:15 library
3/6
PDC meeting & Orchestra Concert 7:30
3/13
Choir Concert 7:30
3/13 – 3/14
Writing HSPE Testing
3/15
Reading HSPE Testing
& Spring Concert 7:30
3/19
ASB applications are out
3/26
Department Head Meeting
3/28
ASB applications are due
& meet 12:45
3/30
Assembly Winter Recognition
4/2
Staff Meeting @ 3:15 library
4/3
PDC meeting
4/5
Cheer Tryouts
4/9 – 4/13
Spring Break
4/17
HSPE Testing (TBD)
4/20
Assembly – 60 minute schedule
ASB Elections & Senior Class
Meeting
4/20
GSA Day of Silence
4/27
Drill Tryouts
4/30
Department Head Meeting
4/30
Class Officer Applications are out
May:
June:
4/30 - 5/4
Teacher Appreciation Week
5/7
Staff Meeting @ 3:15 library
5/8
PDC meeting
5/9
Class Officer Applications are due &
meetings with Advisors
5/9-11 All School Musical 7:30
5/18
Assembly – 60 minute schedule
Class Officer Elections & Senior Class
Meeting
AP Exam Dates for 2012:
5/7 Chemistry, Env Science (AM),
Psychology (PM)
5/8 Comp Science A (AM),
Span Language (AM)
5/9 Calc AB (AM), Calc BC (AM)
5/10 English Lit & Comp (AM),
Japanese (PM)
5/11 US History (AM)
5/14 Biology (AM), Physics B (PM),
Physics C (PM)
5/15 Gov (AM), French (PM)
5/16 English Lang & Comp (AM)
Statistics (PM)
5/17 World Hist (AM)
5/18 Spanish Lit (AM)
6/1
6/4
6/5
6/5
6/6
6/6
6/7
6/9
5/21
5/28
Assembly – Spring Recognition
Staff Meeting @ 3:15 library
Choir Concert 7:30
PDC meeting
HSPE testing (TBD)
Wolverine Rumble
Band/Jazz Awards Concert
Senior Prom
Shilshole Bay Beach Club
6/11
Baccalaureate
6/12
Orchestra Awards Concert 7:30
6/15
Assembly 2 hours
Salute to Seniors &
Graduation
6/18 to 6/21 Finals
6/21
Last Day and Staff Lunch
Department Head Meeting
No School
BHS 5
Bellevue High School
Fight Song
Alma Mater
Fight On, for Bellevue High,
Far above the clear lake waters,
We pledge, our loyalty.
With its waves so blue,
Fight On, for Bellevue High,
Stands our High School Alma Mater,
We’ll win, this victory.
Royalty to view.
Sing out, with voices strong,
Raise the chorus, speed it onward,
We’ll cheer, both loud and long.
Sing with praises fair.
Rah! Rah!
Hail to thee our Alma Mater,
All hail, the colors bold,
Hail, all Hail to thee!
All hail, the blue and gold!
2011-2012 ASB GOVERNMENT AND CLASS LEADERS
ASB BOARD OF DIRECTORS
SENIORS: CLASS OF 2012
Advisor:
Brenda Conrad
Co-Presidents:
Abraham Choe & Tyler Zimmer
Director of Operations:
Reed Hendrickson
Director of Finance:
Barrett Stapelman
Director of Student Affairs:
Cole Mora
Director of Technology:
Casey Lee
Director of Communications:
Brennan Wilkerson
Director of Faculty and Academic Affairs:
Matthew Morrow
JUNIORS: CLASS OF 2013
Advisors:
President:
Advisors: Carly Cavalier & Tammi Riggers
President:
London Lee
Finance Coordinator:
Sam Leggett
Financial Secretary/Treasurer:
Mackenzie Urquart
Communications Coordinator:
Curtis Calhoun
Activities Coordinator:
Ally Bruner
Technology Coordinator:
Max Bruch
Advertising Coordinator:
Nicole Baqai
SOPHOMORES: CLASS OF 2014
Scott Kendall & David Kline
Chris Leigh
Advisors: Tony Marble & Hilary Mayham
Positions to be determined
Finance Coordinator:
Michael Muromoto
Financial Secretary/Treasurer:
John Kadavy
Communications Coordinator:
Tommy Conroy
Activities Coordinator:
Colter Linford
Technology Coordinator:
Advertising Coordinator:
Shalini Singh
Emily Childer
Delaney Harris
Tommy Kelly
Kelsey Larson
Ellen Pong
Carrie Trocme
Ashley West
FRESHMEN: CLASS OF 2015 To be determined in September 2011
BHS 6
Bellevue High Staff 2011-2012
Staff Member
Department
Email
Adams, Kathy
Phone
7043
Career and Technical Education
AdamsK
Alexander, Lori
7102
Social Studies
AlexanderL
Anderson, Julie
7031
Counseling
AndersonJ
Andrews, Debra
7037
Registrar
AndrewsD
Auten, Stephanie
7013
Special Education
AutenS
Belle, Jayme
7141
Speech Language Pathologist
BelleJ
Best, Jeremy
7024
Social Studies
BestJ
Bishop, Erik
7021
Special Education
BishopE
Brewer, Peggy
7010
Office Manager
BrewerP
Brill, John
Social Studies
BrillJ
Bunyard, Katie
7032
Counselor
BunyardK
Cavalier, Carly
7104
Foreign Languages
CavalierC
Orchestra
ChangC
Special Education
ChapmanM
Chang, Christie
Chapman, Monica
7014
Chikos, Kay
Math
ChikosK
Christie, Mary
7058
Mathematics
ChristieM
Conger, Brad
7101
Career and Technical Education
CongerB
Conrad, Brenda
7091
Career and Technical Education
ConradB
Coombs, Terri
7006
Attendance Specialist
CoombsT
Craciunoiu, Valentina
7148
Science
CraciunoiuV
Crawford, Bill
7055
Custodian
CrawfordB
Crawford, Steven
7067
Foreign Languages
CrawfordS
Day, Susan
7142
Physical Education
DayS
Desmond, Dan
7152
Physical Education
DesmondD
Dorsey, Dan
7086
Science
DorseyD
Faust, Carol
7018
Social Studies
FaustC
Fernandes, Irene
7029
Library
FernandesI
Ferrero, Sharon
7011
Assist. Principals Secretary
FerreroS
Fouts, Laura
7106
English
FoutsL
Fredrickson, Lindsay
7131
Nutrition Services/Cafeteria
Fritz, Nathan
7094
Special Education
FritzN
Fry, Mike
7007
School Resource Officer
FryM
Gatter, Lance
7038
Athletic Director
GatterL
Gehrig, Steven
7060
Mathematics
GehrigS
George, Edd
7136
Fine Arts
GeorgeE
Golding, Bryona
7068
Avid
GoldingB
Gonyea, Darryl
7146
Physical Education
GonyeaD
Groepper, Kate
7065
Foreign Languages
GroepperK
Hallberg, Charise
7080
English
HallbergC
Hurley, Linda
7071
Foreign Languages
HurleyL
Islambasic, Resad
7055
Custodian
IslambasicR
Johnson, Charles
7055
Custodian
JohnsonC
Jones, Tanja
7039
Athletic /Activities Secretary
JonesT
BHS 7
Kaminstein, Lea
Social Studies
KaminsteinL
Kendall, Scott
7138
Fine Arts
KendallS
Keogh, Kristina
7077
English
KeoghK
Kheriaty, Joe
7070
Foreign Languages
KheriatyJ
Kilpatrick, Greg
4186
Career and Technical Education
KilpatrickG
IA/Sp. Ed
KimJ
Kim, Jong A
Kline, David
Fine Arts/English
KlineD
Kralovich, Chuck
7082
Science
KralovichC
Kubej, Stephanie
7064
English
KubejS
Kunkel, Angela
7103
Physical Education
KunkelA
Lacker, Diane
7105
English
LackerD
Lamb, Katherine
7034
Counseling
LambK
Lander, Jens
7020
English
LanderJ
Linser, Will
7074
Social Studies
LinserW
Litzenberger, Randy
7022
Social Studies
Litzenberger
Lowe, Valarie
7131
Nutrition Services/Café
LoweV
Luong, Kim
7040
Accountant
LuongK
Lutz, Jenny
7076
Science
LutzJ
Major, Sarah
7191
Physical Education
MajorS
Malamala, Sione
7131
Nutrition Services/Café
MalamalaS
Manning, Nate
7095
Science
ManningN
Marble, Tony
7056
Mathematics
MarbleT
Maki, Mai
English
MakiM
Martinez, Sergio
7066
Foreign Languages
MartinezS
Matthews, Larry
7043
Career and Technical Education
MatthewsL
Mayhan, Hilary
7125
Career and Technical Education
MayhanH
McMaster, Andy
7059
Mathematics
McMasterA
Mead, Aaron
7113
Mathematics
MeadA
Miyata, Todd
7114
Mathematics
MiyataT
Morrow, Mark
7088
Science
MorrowM
Myers, Don
7072
Social Studies
MyersD
Neelands, Megan
7112
Mathematics
NeelandsM
Nelson, Leigh
7019
Foreign Languages
NelsonL
Nguyen, Minh
7055
Custodian
NguyenM
Nixon, Debby
7078
Career and Technical Education
NixonD
Pan, Spencer
7108
Psychologist
PanS
Poch, Ben
7098
English/AVID
PochB
Pospisil, Anna
7062
Mathematics
PospisilA
Powers, Scott
7002
Principal
PowersS
Reams, Kelly
7131
Cafeteria
ReamsK
Riggers, Tammi
7132
Career and Technical Education
RiggersT
Roberts, Farrah
IA/CTE
RobertsF
Roginski, Theckla
7192
Tech Specialist
RoginskiT
Rohde, Virginia (Gina)
7025
Counselor
RohdeV
Rose, Emily
7136
Fine Arts
RoseE
BHS 8
Salem, Susie
7053
Academic Coach Coordinator
SalemS
Sapp, Cindy
7143
Nurse
SappC
Scannell, Faye
7116
Fine Arts
ScannellF
Schmidt, Carol
7084
Social Studies
SchmidtC
Shaw Kristi
1017
English
ShawK
Sieler, Jeannine
7087
Science
SielerJ
Smoller, Mitch
7033
Counselor
SmollerM
Soon, Dong
7055
Custodian
SoonD
Stuart, Miyuki
7019
Foreign Languages
StuartM
Sutton, Kristi
7097
Science
SuttonK
Torres, Alex
N/A
Custodian
TorresA
Travaille, Maureen
7150
Counselor
TravailleM
Treadwell, Fred
7125
Career and Technical Education
TreadwellF
Unneland, Bjorn
7085
English Language Learners
UnnelandB
Van Dyke, Patrick
7111
Mathematics
VanDykeP
White, Russell
7001
Assistant Principal
WhiteR
Whittaker, Nancy
7141
IA/Para Sp. Ed.
WhittakerN
Worden, Julie
7028
Career Counselor
WordenJ
A FEW CRITICAL ITEMS THAT WE WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND FROM BHS ADMINISTRATION:
You will be SAFE –physically, emotionally and mentally.
This is a shared right and responsibility. Protect your rights. Do not be a passive victim to any form of verbal or
physical intimidation. Let us know if something is happening that infringes upon your safety.
You will be RESPECTED as an individual for your uniqueness.
This is a shared right and responsibility. You make friends by being a friend and you gain respect by being respectful.
Please use appropriate language – profanity reduces respect.
You will be SUCCESSFUL and CHALLENGED in every classroom, all activities and athletics.
We want you to be excited about coming to school each day and motivated to work hard because you know you will
be challenged. If you are not being challenged let us or your counselor know right away.
You will have access to us whenever you need us – We are here to SUPPORT YOU.
If you need any help, or just want to talk, please visit us before or after school, or during lunch. If we are unavailable,
please make an appointment with one of the secretaries, we will be happy to meet with you.
We have a ZERO TOLERANCE for Harassment, Intimidation, Slander, or Hazing.
Do not victimize others or allow yourself to be a victim. If you experience any type of harassment please let us know
so that we can help.
We have a ZERO TOLERANCE for Profanity, Lewd or Vulgar behavior and clothing.
These do not belong anywhere at school or at school-sponsored events.
We have a ZERO TOLERANCE for Fighting or Assault.
Students who physically assault one another will be suspended for 3 days on the first offense, 5 days on the second
offense, and 7 days on the third offense. This applies to you whether you hit first or hit back. We will solve problems
and end conflicts with our minds, not our fists. If someone strikes out at you, YOU are expected to first block then
leave the scene. Report directly to an adult for intervention.
We have a ZERO TOLERANCE for Weapons. Do not bring one to our campus.
If you see one or even hear a rumor that someone has a weapon, PLEASE report it to us immediately.
This is a TOBACCO, DRUG and ALCOHOL FREE campus.
The use, possession or transaction of such substances is illegal.
We have a DRESS CODE.
Inappropriate clothing includes but is not limited to dressing in a way that is sexually suggestive or is disruptive to the
learning environment. Specific examples include short-shorts, bare midriffs, or clothing that references or contains
tobacco, drug, alcohol or gang-related images or content.
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SCHOOL SERVICES
DAILY BULLETIN AND COMMUNICATION PERIOD
Students are responsible for knowing the contents of the daily bulletin called The Growls. The bulletin is read daily
during second period and is posted in all classrooms and offices. Students must submit the proper form, signed by an
administrator, by noon on the day before the announcement is to be read. Announcements must relate to school or
district functions. During Communication Period, each Wednesday at 9:10 AM, Wake Up Bellevue is broadcasted in
each classroom. Like the daily bulletin, the weekly television program which is produced by BHS students,
communicates important information about school functions and activities.
FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH, AND INVESTED FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Students are encouraged to take advantage of the financial assistance available to them, including receiving school
lunch meals at a free or reduced rate, as well as most class and activity-related fees such as lab fees, SAT/ACT fee
waivers or reductions, and other school-related costs. Income guidelines for reduced price meals are established by
the federal government and are on the application. Applications forms are available in the Counseling Center.
COUNSELOR SUPPORT
Each student is assigned a counselor and will work with that counselor all four years of high school. Counselors are
available by appointment or on a drop in basis to help students with academic, social or personal concerns.
Counselors also work with students in the classroom on course selection and post-secondary planning. Mental health
counseling and drug/alcohol interventionists are available upon request. Students are encouraged to meet with their
counselor to discuss receiving confidential help and guidance.
SCHEDULE CORRECTIONS
Students are encouraged to select their courses wisely as they will be held to the classes they registered for during
Spring Registration. Any request for a schedule correction must be submitted during back to school days or the first
week of school. Schedule change requests are typically approved only when a student is placed in a class or level that
is clearly an error or not appropriate. After 10 school days, the withdrawal policy indicates that a student will be
withdrawn with an F grade unless there are significant extenuating circumstances.
SCHOOL RECORDS
Our Registrar is responsible for maintaining Permanent Academic Records and all official school records such as
report cards and test scores.
ARE YOU HAVING PROBLEMS IN OR WITH ONE OF YOUR CLASSES?
Students who are experiencing problems in or with one of their classes need to follow these steps:
1.
Meet with your teacher individually to discuss your concern, whether before, during or after class, or in
tutorial.
2.
Attend tutorial to discuss and problem solve academic or other concerns directly with your teacher.
3.
If still unresolved, schedule an appointment to meet with your counselor.
4.
If your concern is not resolved after meeting with your counselor, stop by the Main Office to schedule an
appointment to meet with your administrator.
VIBES MENTORS
VIBES Mentors meet with students during the school day to provide special one-on-one attention. Mentors are adult
volunteers from the community who enjoy working with high school students.
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ACADEMIC RESOURCES FOR NEW BHS STUDENTS
ONLINE TUTORS:
GRAPHING CALCULATORS & WWW.TURNITIN.COM
Students are required to use a graphing calculator in their math class. If you aren’t familiar with this type of
calculator, please access an online tutorial at http://www.prenhall.com/divisions/esm/app/graphing/ti83/ . The link
to this tutorial is also on our school’s website as well as an additional practice graphing calculator worksheet.
Students will use frequently use www.turnitin.com in their classes. Turnitin is an academic plagiarism detector
program, utilized by teachers and students to avoid plagiarism and ensure academic integrity. If you aren’t familiar
with how to use turnitin, you can access an online tutorial at our school’s website:
http://schools.bsd405.org/bhs/homepage/ .
Many English classes require that students use the “Jane Schafer” format when writing an essay. If you haven’t
learned this format yet, you can find a “map” of the Jane Schafer essay at the above school website link as well.
TUTORIAL AND EXTENDED TUTORIAL
Tutorial is an important part of the bell schedule from 2:35-3:05 where students are expected return to one or more
of their classes to speak with their teacher and clarify any concerns or questions they have. Teachers may also require
that students attend tutorial. Students who fail to attend a mandatory tutorial will receive a detention from the
teacher. Extended Tutorial is on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 3:05-5:00 in the Library. In addition to academic
support offered by BHS teachers whose attendance is scheduled and posted in advance, Extended Tutorial offers
students the opportunity to work in a collaborative setting and manner to support one another. Peer tutors are also
on hand to provide additional academic support.
CAREER CENTER
Bellevue’s Career Center is located next to the Library and is staffed by the school Career Specialist. The Career
Specialist makes classroom presentations and meets with individual or groups of students to assist them with jobsearch skills, resume development and explaining post-high school options. Students are encouraged to visit the
Career Center to meet with the Career Specialist, or set up an appointment through their counselor.
HEALTH SERVICES
The Nurse’s office is located across the hall from the Counseling Center. Health services include care for those who
become ill and injured at school, health counseling and information about community health resources.
If you become ill while at school, please report directly to the Nurse’s Office for assistance. You must sign out in the
Attendance Office before leaving school due to an illness.
LOST AND FOUND
Personal belongings found on campus will be turned in to the Activities Office. At the end of each semester,
unclaimed items will be donated to a local charity.
SCHOOL INSURANCE
Student accident insurance may be purchased through the district. Enrollment forms are available in the Activities
Office.
WEB SUPPORT
District Website: http://www.bsd405.org
Bellevue High School Website: http://schools.bsd405.org/bhs/homepage/
The Bellevue website is full of information. Links available include grades and attendance, the BHS academic and
activities calendar, directory information, weather alerts, and much more. Stay current with updated information!
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ASB CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES
Bellevue High School is a member of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association. Bellevue is proud to offer
students the opportunity to participate in a number of clubs and activities. If you are interested in participating in
one or more of the following clubs and activities contact the Activities Office, Activities Director or the appropriate
advisor.
The BHS website contains updated information about current ASB clubs. You can review them by clicking on
“ACTIVITIES” on the main page (see previous page for website address).
Associated Student Body (ASB)
Advisor: Brenda Conrad
As you consider whether or not to run for ASB, be aware that you are being called to serve. If elected, you will take
on a tremendous responsibility not only to serve your fellow students, but also to be a role model of service for them.
The work you will do as an ASB Officer will be an essential part of the wellbeing of the entire BHS community and you
will be accepting significant responsibility for the direction our school will take in the coming year. Serving as an ASB
Officer may be challenging, but it will also be extremely rewarding and the leadership skills you learn and use will help
you throughout the coming years.
Class Officers
Class Officers are elected to serve their peers. From running Class meetings to sponsoring class events, the Officers
are dedicated to making BHS a great place. Class Officers, like ASB Officers, are called to service and while the
position is sometimes challenging, the skills learned are valuable and the work is rewarding.
Student Senate
Advisor: Will Linser
The Student Senate is the principal forum through which the student body develops and communicates its ideas,
views and interests regarding the operation of the school, including the school’s curriculum, programs, and
formulation and application of rules and regulations. It provides a voice for the student body by gathering the
opinions and viewpoints of the students, meeting regularly with the school administration, and reporting to the
student body. Student proposals to the school administration are developed, adopted and presented in a legislative
format.
CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
The Barque (School Newspaper)
Advisor: Kristina Keogh
The Barque is firstly a journalism class and secondly a chance to create a real media product in the form of a student
newspaper. Issues are published on a monthly basis. Interested students that are currently sophomores, juniors or
seniors should contact Ms. Keogh for more information.
The Beacon (School Yearbook)
Advisor: Jens Lander
The Beacon is the title of our award-winning yearbook. Copies may be reserved in the Activities Office for $55.
Yearbooks will be distributed in June. See Mr. Lander if interested in contributing toward the design and layout.
Choir
Advisor: Scott Kendall
Students will perform at concerts, contests and conventions. These are select performing groups with membership
based on audition.
DECA
Advisor: Tammi Riggers
DECA is a co-curricular activity with strong links to the local business community. DECA is open to all students enrolled
in marketing classes at BHS.
Instrumental Music
Advisor: Edd George
Members will perform publicly and participate in competitions. Concert band, marching band, jazz band and
orchestra students often perform at school functions.
Link Crew
Advisors: Steve Gehrig & Todd Miyata
Junior and senior students provide team support for incoming freshman students. Members of this group are
inspirational members of the BHS community. Link leaders are expected to take the Leadership class.
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GETTING INVOLVED AT BELLEVUE HIGH
Most students at Bellevue are involved in sports and/or clubs. They help to make school a more fun place to be. In fact, one good
piece of advice is to find something that you are interested in and then show that you can stick with it for several years. Even better
if you can work yourself up into a position of authority in the sport or club!
Bellevue High School offers many after-school activities and clubs. Most clubs meet weekly, although some are much more active
than others. Any student can start a club by recruiting an advisor and some other members. All clubs must complete a charter each
year and get approval from ASB & Student Senate. See the ASB bulletin boards to find out which clubs are meeting when and visit
the club advisor listed below to find out more information about the club and how to join. Also, make sure to visit the Activities Fair
in the Arcade during lunch at the beginning of every school year.
CLUB
ADVISOR
ADVISOR’S ROOM
Academic Clubs:
Academic Coaches and Peer Tutors*
Maureen Travaille
Counseling
Barque Newspaper*
Kristina Keogh
412
Bastion Literary Magazine
Kristina Keogh
412
Beacon Yearbook*
Jens Lander
Nc-1
DECA
Tammi Riggers
411
Brenda Conrad
505
French Club
Joe Kheriaty
405
Forensic Science Club
Valentina Craciunoiu
Cafeteria classroom
J.S.A. (Junior Statespersons Of America)
TBD
-
K.A.S.B Radio
Brad Conger
530
Knowledge Bowl
Leigh Nelson
Nc-2
Math Club
Valentina Craciuniou
548
Mock Trial Club
Laura Fouts
504
Model United Nations Club
Don Meyers
407
Pre-Health Society
Jeannine Sieler
419
Robotics Club
TBD
-
Spanish Club
Steven Crawford
403
Science Club
Mark Morrow
420
Art Club
Faye Scannell
519
Band
Edd George
200
Bellairs ^
Scott Kendall
201
Choir
Scott Kendall
201
Computer Graphics Club
Larry Matthews
408B
Drama Club
Ben Poch
435
Guitar Club
Mr. Fritz & Mr. Bishop
335&302
Jazz Club
Edd George
200
National Art Honor Society
Faye Scannell
519
Photography Club
Debby Nixon
340
Orchestra
Christie Chang
200
- Distributive Education Clubs of America
FCCLA
- Family, Career and Community Leaders of America
Fine Arts Clubs:
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Video Production Club
Brad Conger
530
Anime Club
Todd Miyata
515
Asian Heritage Club
Todd Miyata
515
BSU (Black Student Union)
Richard Brown
-
GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance)
Angela Kunkel
501
JSU (Jewish Student Union)
Diane Lacker
503
Latino Club
Carly Cavalier
502
Cultural Clubs/Diversity Clubs:
Service Clubs:
great for getting your 40 required hours for graduation
Bake a Difference
Todd Miyata
515
Earthbound Club
TBD
-
First Gear
Chuck Kralovich
410
Hart Of Bellevue*
Kristi Sutton
424
Hands of Hope
Jenny Lutz
425
Key Club
Charise Hallberg
436
Link Crew*
Steve Gehrig
357
Micro Finance Club
Kathy Adams
408A
National Honor Society*
Carol Schmidt
416
Peace Club
Nate Manning
123
Red Cross Club
Angela Kunkel
501
Tatu (Teens Against Tobacco Use)
Angela Kunkel
501
Athletic Clubs: (Also See Club Sports Under The Sports Section)
Cheer Squad^
Cindy Pardee (Ask In Activities Office)
Drill Team^
Crystal Aquilar (Ask In Activities Office)
Other Clubs:
Auto Club
Fred Treadwell
556
Between 2 Trees
Carly Cavalier
502
Chess Team
Patrick Van Dyke
512
Craft Club
Sarah Major
Gym
Creative Battle Reenactment
Carol Schmidt
416
Fashion Club
Kristi Sutton
424
Fun Facts and Trivia Club
Dan Dorsey
418
Harry Potter Club
Bryona Golding
434
Mahjongg Club
Valentina Craciuniou
548
Mental Health Club
Lori Alexander
500
Philosophy Club
Bryona Golding
434
Successful Investors Club
Kathy Adams
408-A
Tea And Poetry Club
Erik Bishop
302
Video Game Club
Jeremy Best
305
Watch Good Movies And Read Good Books Club
Diane Lacker
503
* Application Needed
^Audition/Tryouts Required
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Bellevue High Dance Expectations & Contract
We want to ensure that every student has a fun and safe dance. Please remember that when entering the
dance…

All students need to have attended at least 75% of the school day preceding the dance. This is in
accordance with athletic/activity guidelines.

All students and guests must have current photo ID.

Backpacks are not allowed.

Dress and appearance must be consistent with the BHS Dress Code (see page 17 of the BHS
Agenda). Students may be required to change their dress or appearance, or be entry into the dance.

Only students who were the original purchaser of a ticket may enter the dance. Tickets cannot be
resold, traded or given away. Ticket numbers and student ID must match at the door.
We want our guests to feel welcome. It’s also important that we know about our guests. Please remember
that…

Guest permission forms need to be submitted to the Activity Office 2 schools days prior to the
dance.

Guest ticket numbers must match the guest name on the guest register at the door. Photo ID is
required.

You are responsible for your and your guest’s behavior and conduct at the dance. Please help to
make Bellevue’s dances safe and enjoyable for all students who attend.
Your safety during the dance is very important to us. Please be aware that…

All school rules and sanctions apply to the event.

Students who appear to be under the influence of alcohol and/or a controlled substance will be
subject to an evaluation that may include police involvement. Police will be present at the dance.
Parents of students found to have used or have in their possession, and/or under the influence of
alcohol and/or a controlled substance will be called to come to the dance to take charge of their
student(s). In some instances, students may be turned over to police custody.

Two Strikes Rule: After reading and signing to the BHS Dance Policy, created by BHS Student
Leadership, any student dancing inappropriately will be given 1 warning. If the student is found
dancing inappropriately a second time, their parent/guardian will be contacted, they will be
removed from the dance and may not allowed to attend the next school dance.
Your promise to support the BHS Dance Policy is very important. Please read the policy and acknowledge
your commitment by signing below.
“In order to contribute to a positive environment at BHS during dances, I will do what I can to be a role model
to other students by promoting appropriate behavior. I will not participate in inappropriate dancing, which
can lead to an unsafe and/or uncomfortable environment. Inappropriate dancing is defined as any dancing
that simulates sex. This includes excessive bending at the waist and any purposeful contact in areas normally
covered by a swimsuit. This involves thrusting, grinding and inappropriate touching. By agreeing to this policy,
I will be ensuring a fun and safe event for everyone at Bellevue High.”
In order to attend any Bellevue High School dance you must have signed the dance contract
agreeing to follow these guidelines.
Guest passes also muct be complete ahead of time and a contract signed.
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SPORTS SEASONS, DATES AND CONTACTS
FALL SPORT
PAPERWORK
DUE
1st PRACTICE
HEAD COACH (EMAIL)
Cross Country
Aug. 19th
Aug. 22rd
John Hill ([email protected])
Golf (Boys)
Aug. 19th
Aug. 22rd
Aaron Mead ([email protected])
Var/JV Football
Aug. 13th
Aug. 17th
Butch Goncharoff ([email protected])
F/S Football
Aug. 13th
Aug. 17th
Soccer (Girls)
Aug. 19
Swim/Dive (Girls)
Aug. 19th
Aug. 22rd
Neil Buckmaster
[email protected]
David Smith
[email protected]
TBD ([email protected])
Dive (Girls)
Aug. 19th
Aug. 22rd
PennyYantis ([email protected])
Tennis (Boys)
Aug. 19th
Aug. 22rd
TBD ([email protected])
Volleyball
Aug. 19th
Aug. 22rd
Mike Beckerman ([email protected])
Water Polo Boys
Aug. 19th
Aug. 22rd
Ed Brovick ([email protected])
Cheer
Prior to Try-Outs
TBA
Cindy Pardee ([email protected])
Dance/Drill
Prior to Try-Outs
TBA
Crystal Aquilar ([email protected])
th
Aug. 22rd
th
WINTER
SPORT
WINTER SPORTS: ALL PAPERWORK DUE NOVEMBER 4
If it is not in you may not be eligible for the first day of practice.
1st PRACTCE
HEAD COACH (EMAIL)
Basketball (Boys)
Nov. 14th
Chris O’Connor ([email protected])
Basketball (Girls)
Nov. 14th
TBD ([email protected])
Gymnastics
Nov. 14th
Leah Mueller ([email protected])
Swimming (Boys)
Nov. 14th
TBD ([email protected])
Dive (Boys)
Nov. 14th
Penny Yantis ([email protected])
Wrestling
Nov. 14th
Thomas Ovens ([email protected])
SPRING SPORT
SPRING SPORTS: ALL PAPERWORK DUE FEBRUARY 24
If it is not in you may not be eligible for the first day of practice.
1st PRACTICE
HEAD COACH (EMAIL)
Baseball
Feb. 27th
TBD ([email protected])
Badminton (Girls)
Feb. 27th
Jens Lander ([email protected])
Golf (Girls)
Feb. 27th
Tori Marcum ([email protected])
Soccer (Boys)
Feb. 27th
David Smith ([email protected])
Softball
Feb. 27th
Heather Tracy ([email protected])
Tennis (Girls)
Feb. 27th
Zuzana Brogdon ([email protected])
Track & Field coed
Feb. 27th
John Hill ([email protected])
Lacrosse (Boys)
Feb. 27th
John Baumann ([email protected])
Lacrosse (Girls)
Feb. 27th
TBD ([email protected])
th
Check sports schedules and practice times at:
BHS Athletic Calendar Website: http://www.kingcoconference.org
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REQUIREMENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN ATHLETICS
To be eligible to turn out, please stop by the athletic/activity office & pick up a folder with the following forms
printed on it. Please return the completed folder (or forms) & receipt for payments to the athletic office by
the paperwork due date to get cleared for your fall sport.
FORMS Required:
1.
Participation Checklist & Eligibility Questions (page one of gray folder).
2.
BELLEVUE High School Emergency Information Card (NCR form located inside gray folder).
3.
Lystedt Law Concussion Information signed by parent & student (form located inside gray folder).
4.
Have a current Physical on file with the activities office, forms available by email (below or in the
office) – Good for 24 months.
5.
Parent Approval Form (right inside page of gray folder).
6.
Substance Use Acknowledgement signed by parent & student (left inside page of folder).
7.
Receipts from purchase of ASB Card ($75.00 partial scholarship avail.) “Pay for Play” fee ($100.00
scholarship available see form). Students who are cut from programs before the first game/meet
are eligible for “Pay for Play” refunds prior to the end of the school year.
8.
Receipt from payment of transportation fee ($25.00) – Students who are cut from programs before
the first game/meet are eligible for transportation refunds prior to the end of the school year.
FEES: ASB card ($75.00) & athletic transportation fee ($25.00 per season) & “Pay for Play” fee ($100.00)
Fines or Fees - Students must have no outstanding BELLEVUE High School fines.
RETURNING WINTER or SPRING PLAYERS during the current school year:
To be eligible all fines must be paid. Please bring a receipt for payment of the transportation fee ($25.00),
and “Pay for Play” fee ($100.00) to the athletic office by the paperwork due date to get cleared for your spring
sport. Fill out and return an updated emergency health card – available in the Activity Office. Notify the
Activity Office what sport you will be trying out for.
Residence - Students must also be a resident member of BELLEVUE High School & permanently reside within
our boundaries.
Academics - WIAA Standard (Washington Interscholastic Activities Association) - They must have PASSED AT
LEAST 6 (six) CLASSES the previous semester & be maintaining passing grades in a MINIMUM OF 6 (six)
CLASSES for the current semester. Note: If a student is taking only six classes they must pass all six. The
student must be taking 6 classes or the credit equivalent to be eligible.
Daily Attendance (Practice or Contest) - To participate in an activity/athletics/dance/event/band etc.
students must attend the following that day or the preceding day if the activity/athletics/dance/event/band
etc. falls on a non-school day.
a minimum of (5) classes for a 7-period schedule (Mon., Tues. & Fri.), (4) classes for a 6-period schedule
a minimum of (2) classes for a 3-period schedule (Wed.)
a minimum of (3) classes for a 4-period schedule (Thur.)
If you have any questions please contact:
You will need to come in & pick up a folder.
Athletic Director Lance Gatter (425) 456-7038
[email protected]
Athletic Secretary Tanja Jones (425) 456-7039
[email protected]
BHS Athletic Calendar Website: http://www.kingcoconference.org
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or
ATHLETIC/ACTIVITY CODE POLICY 3252
Participating in an athletic or other co-curricular activity is a privilege, not a right, and involves teamwork, responsibility, and self
discipline. The Bellevue School District is committed to promoting the well-being, personal development, and successful
performance of all high school students. This policy is designed to help students in athletics and other leadership roles to be safe,
responsible, healthy, and successful participants. Student participants, whether in athletics or other activities, are expected and
required to set an example for all students by their conduct and to promote a school atmosphere free from harmful drug, alcohol,
and tobacco use.
The Bellevue School District Athletic/Activity Code exists in order to provide specific guidelines to be followed by high school
students from the date of their enrollment and has application to all interscholastic sports/athletics and any other school-approved
activities, including but not limited to drill team, dance squad, cheer squad, elected offices (ASB, class), debate or other ASBapproved clubs, Natural Helpers, and music/drama performance events that are part of an extra curricular offering. This code is in
effect: (1) throughout the school year, (2) at any school-sponsored programs/events even those occurring during breaks in the
school year or summer including from the first day of turn out for a sport or activity that begins during the summer, and (3) at any
event at which students are representing their school or the District regardless of when the event happens. All students choosing to
participate in athletic and activity programs are to conduct themselves in accordance with this Code and are required to abstain
from possessing, using, buying, consuming, selling, or giving away any illegal substance including legend/prescription drugs,
controlled substances, anabolic steroids, alcoholic beverages, any tobacco product, or other substance banned by the WIAA.
In addition, students who choose to attend or remain at functions beyond the time reasonably necessary to leave the situation
where it is apparent that there are alcohol/drugs being illegally used will be in violation of this policy. Any sanction imposed for a
violation of this policy may be in addition to any action that might be taken under other District policies relative to conduct,
misconduct and/or the use of alcohol/drugs/tobacco.
Sanctions issued under this policy will be cumulative throughout a student’s high school years for any and all activities/athletics and
will not start over each year. The Superintendent will establish appropriate procedures for the implementation and for any violations
of this policy, and will provide that this policy and related procedures are broadly disseminated in school and district publications
and in a manner that will reasonably provide students notification of the Code and provisions.
PROCEDURE
Effective February 1, 2011, from the time a student is enrolled in one of the district’s high schools, this Policy and
these procedures are in effect. Sanctions issued under Policy 3252 will be implemented by the school principal or
assistant principal in consultation with other staff as appropriate. If a student commits an infraction of this policy, but
is not currently involved in a sport/activity, the sanction will be applied if the student participates in a sport/activity
within one calendar year from the date of the occurrence. If the student does not participate in a sport/activity in that
calendar year, the sanction will not then be applied; however, if the student commits a subsequent infraction when
he/she is engaged in a sport/activity, at that time the sanction will be at the next higher level.
Sanctions are cumulative throughout a student’s high school years and will not start over each year, and they are to
be imposed for both a sport and an activity if the student participates in both during a given school year. If a sanction
to be imposed would overlap with a time when the student is ineligible to participate in a sport or activity for reasons,
including but not limited to, grades, injury, or practice requirements, the sanction will not begin until the student
becomes eligible to participate. Under Policy 3252 the unlawful use of tobacco, alcohol, legend/prescription drugs,
anabolic steroids and controlled substances are treated alike unless otherwise expressly stated. The sanctions are set
forth below and are to be implemented as follows:
1.0 First Violation:
1.1 The student shall be immediately ineligible to participate in the sport or activity for the remainder of the
season or activity. The ineligibility shall continue until the next sports season or activity in which the student
wishes to participate unless the student participates in an assessment by a Certified Chemical Dependency
Counselor/Agency and follows any recommended treatment; and there must be a release of information to the
District from such counselor/agency, documenting the assessment and that any recommended treatment is
underway or completed.
1.2 If the student accesses the assessment set forth in 1.1, the school eligibility board may determine that the
student is eligible to resume participation as follows:
1.2.1 If the student honestly self-reports, by initiating contact with a school official and explaining the
circumstances and the student’s involvement in the violation, the student will not be allowed to participate
for 20% of the regular season contests and/or playoff season, if applicable, for the sport/athletic activity;
1.2.2 If the student does not self-report but is honest, cooperative and admits his/her involvement in the
alleged violation, the student will not be allowed to participate for 35% of the regular season contests
and/or playoff season, if applicable, for the sport/athletic activity;
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1.2.3 If the student neither self-reports nor cooperates, nor admits his/her involvement in the violation of
this Policy, but is found to have violated the Policy, the student will be prohibited from participation in 50%
of the regular season contests and/or playoff season, if applicable, for the sport/athletic activity;
1.2.4 If the sanction cannot be served during the regular season or playoff season, the sanction will carryover to the next season in which the student participates until the sanction is fully served.
1.2.5 For a student who has committed a violation of Policy 3252 and wishes to serve the sanction in
another sport, the student must report for that sport on the first day of that sport (WIAA calendar) and
complete the season in order to serve the sanction that has been imposed.
1.3 Because it may not be feasible or practical to apply a comparable percentage sanction to a student
participant for a violation of Policy 3252 in a non-sport activity or leadership role, if the application of the
sanctions set forth for the first violation is not workable, the Principal or designee may determine an appropriate
sanction commensurate with the nature of the activity, the student’s offense, honesty, and his/her own conduct,
and/or other relevant factors.
1.4 The assessment requirement may be waived for the first violation committed by a student choosing to
attend or remain at a function where it was apparent that there was alcohol or drugs being illegally used. It will
not be waived for other types of violations and should there be subsequent violations such student must
complete the assessment.
2.0 Second Violation:
2.1 The student who commits a second violation shall be ineligible for interscholastic competition and for any
participation in a school co-curricular activity or leadership role for a period of one (1) calendar year from the
date of the second violation.
2.2 A student athlete who wishes to appeal the imposition of this sanction relative to participation in a WIAA
sanctioned sport must appeal to the WIAA if such appeal is permitted under WIAA guidelines. If the WIAA appeal
procedure is not available, the student athlete may appeal using District procedures. All other students wishing
to appeal the sanction for a second violation, including any student whose violation was based upon choosing to
attend or remain at a function where it was apparent that alcohol or drugs were present may appeal such
discipline in accordance with the grievance procedure of WAC 392-40-240.
3.0 Third Violation:
3.1 Upon a finding of a third violation of this Policy, the participant shall be permanently ineligible for
interscholastic competition and shall be denied participation in any and all athletics/co-curricular activities in the
district for the remainder of his or her high school career.
3.2 Any appeal of the imposition of the sanctions imposed for a third violation shall be the same as 2.2 above.
4.0 Implementation of Sanctions and Process:
4.1 If there is a reasonable belief that a student has violated this Policy and such violation is made known to a
building administrator and/or Athletic/Activity Director, the allegation will be investigated and the affected
student will be given an opportunity to explain his/her involvement, and as needed, a conference may be
scheduled by the administration with the student and parent/guardian to review the alleged violation. If it is
concluded that the student did violate this Policy, the sanctions outlined above will be imposed in addition to
any other sanctions that may be applicable pursuant to other District or WIAA disciplinary processes. Further, a
student may be immediately removed and/or suspended from an activity or event if his/her presence would
cause the risk of disruption or health or safety concerns if he/she remained. Sanctions under this Policy are to be
interpreted in a common sense manner and are not to be interpreted in any way that would limit the application
of disciplinary sanctions that would otherwise be imposed under other applicable policies when appropriate.
4.2 Records of sanctions imposed under this Policy with regard to any student within the District will be
maintained in the same manner as any other student information is maintained.
4.3 Should a sanction under this procedure be applicable for a co-curricular activity that is part of credit course
for grade (examples may be drama, music, journalism, art), the Principal or designee will determine what an
appropriate sanction will be for the co-curricular event portion of the activity.
4.4 The Principal and the Athletic Director/Program Supervisor will be designated as the school’s eligibility board
under this procedure unless the Principal names other individuals. With regard only to a student’s illegal use of
tobacco in violation of this policy, the Principal may waive or modify the sanctions set out above to impose a
punishment commensurate with the illegal tobacco use.
4.5 Each school, program, and activity will make a reasonable effort to notify all student participants about the
Athletic/Activity Code of Policy 3252 and its requirements and sanctions.
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POLICIES AND PROCEDURES AND SCHOOL GUIDELINES
ACADEMIC HONESTY
Bellevue High School places high expectations and great emphasis on academic excellence. True achievement
and advancement can only be made when students are honest and follow high ethical values, not only when
testing, but in writing, presenting ideas, and any aspect of education occurring on or off campus. Grades
must be a veritable indication and measure of students’ own work and knowledge.
Academic dishonesty falls under two categories: Cheating and Plagiarism.
CHEATING includes, but is not limited to:
•
Copying test answers OR Providing test answers
•
Sharing test questions and answers
•
Possessing or using crib or cheat sheets and body art
•
Deliberately missing a class period to avoid an assignment or test
•
Acquiring a test, or removing it from the room when not permitted
•
Copying all or part of another person’s homework
•
Presenting another person’s work as your own
•
Providing/allowing the copying of homework
•
Using Cliff/Spark Notes instead of reading text
•
Receiving help on an assignment designated as only to be done by you
•
Using electronic devices for any of the purposes listed here
PLAGIARISM includes, but is not limited to:
•
Using another writer’s words and/or without proper citation. If you use another writer’s
words and/or ideas, you must place quotation marks around the quoted material and
include a footnote or other indication of the source of the quotation.
•
Citing your source but reproducing the exact words of a printed source without quotation
marks. You must use quotation marks when using or incorporating the exact words
from a printed text.
•
Borrowing all or part of another student’s paper or outline to be used for your own paper.
•
Using a paper-writing “service” or having a friend write the paper for you.
DISCIPLINARY ACTION for any of the above includes but is not limited to the following:
First Offense:
Second Offense:
• Zero points earned on the
assignment/exam
• Zero points earned on the
assignment/exam
• Teacher conference with the
student
• Teacher conference with the
student
• Teacher contact with
student’s parents/guardians
• Teacher contact with
student’s parents/guardians
the
the
• Disciplinary referral to gradelevel administrator
• Disciplinary referral to gradelevel administrator
• 2-hour Wednesday detention
assignment
• Short-term suspension
Third Offense and beyond may
include but not limited to:
• Zero points earned on the
assignment/exam
• Teacher conference with the
student
• Teacher contact with
student’s parents/guardians
the
• Disciplinary referral to gradelevel administrator
• Suspension
• Loss of course credit and/or
removal from class may occur
THIS POLICY IS CUMULATIVE OVER ALL CLASSES AND OVER ALL FOUR YEARS OF HIGH SCHOOL.
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ATTENDANCE POLICY AND GUIDELINES
All student absences will be classified as excused or unexcused.
Absences for the following reasons will be excused if there is timely verification (within 2 school
days upon return) of such reasons provided to the school:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Illness or medical emergency.
Family emergencies.
Observances of established special days of a religious calendar.
Pre-arranged medical and dental appointments.
Pre-arranged school-sponsored activities, such as field trips.
Absences which, according to the discretion of the principal, or his/her designee, after
consulting with the parent, guardian, or adult student, may be deemed appropriate but
not covered in the above-stated instances.
A student who is absent from school without excuse shall be considered for discipline, suspension
or expulsion, provided the actions required by WAC 180-40-235(I), 180-40-245(3), 180-40-260(3)
and 180-40-275(3) have been taken.
THE BECCA BILL: WASHINGTON STATE TRUANCY LAW
The Attendance office, administrators and counselors will ensure that BHS complies with the state
truancy law, RCW 28A 225. The law requires parents to cause their student(s) to attend school
regularly and to provide valid justification to the school when their student(s) is absent.
Bellevue High will notify parents/guardians of unexcused absences. Students may be subject to
consequences such as conferences, detention, suspension, or loss of credit due to continued
unexcused absences. Accommodations such as a schedule change will also be considered.
10 ABSENCES IN A CLASS
Students with 10 or more absences in a class (excused and unexcused) are subject to loss of credit
in the class. Absences due to school activities or religious holidays do not count toward the 10
days. All other absences (excused plus unexcused) count toward the 10-day limit. The grade level
assistant principal determines who qualifies for loss of credit and refers the student to the district’s
administrator. The decision of the administrator may be appealed within ten (10) days of the
decision to deny credit.
If students miss two (2) or more classes during the school day they may not participate in activities,
athletic practices, or competitions on that day. The only exception is for pre-arranged absences for
school-related activities.
STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES
1.
Returning to school after an absence: Submit a written note to the Attendance Office with
the dates and reason for the absence within two (2) school days. The note must
include the reason for the absence. If the student does not submit a note to excuse
the absence within 2 school days, the absence(s) become unexcused. Unexcused
absences, including skipping any classes, will result in a 2-hour Friday detention.
2.
Make-up Work: You have the right to make up work after an excused absence. It must be
done in a timely manner and you may be assigned to tutorial to make up missed
work. Teachers determine the amount of time given to complete make-up work.
Teachers are not required to give you the opportunity to make up work for
unexcused absences.
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3.
Pre-arranged absences:
All absences related to non-school activities must be
prearranged. The pre-arranged absence form can be obtained from the Attendance
Office. The form requires signatures from an administrator, teachers and
parent/guardian.
4.
Family Vacations During School Sessions: Family vacations must be pre-arranged. The
pre-arranged absence form must be completed and turned in 5 school days prior to
the absence. Failure to follow procedure will result in an unexcused absence.
5.
Students who are 18 years old or older: Once you turn 18, you may obtain a form from
the Attendance Office indicating you wish to write your own notes for excused
absences. The form requires signatures from your parent/guardian and you. The
privilege of signing notes may be rescinded by the administration for just cause.
6.
Signing out of school: If you have an appointment and must leave during the school day,
you need to bring a note from home to the Attendance Office before school. You
will then receive a note excusing you from class for your appointment which you will
then present to your teacher in order to be let out of class.
TARDY POLICY
Bellevue High has high expectations for student academic achievement. Students need to be in
class and ready to learn at the bell. The following are consequences for tardiness:
1.
Tardy = 30 minute after-school detention.
2.
Subsequent tardiness will result in after school detention.
3.
Chronic tardiness will result in a 50 minute detention, or the possibility of a Friday
detention or out-of-school suspension.
COMPUTER NETWORK ACCESS
Bellevue High has a fully functioning computer networking system. Access to this network, or
BSDNET, is a privilege not a right. Access is limited to ACADEMIC use only. Students are assumed
to have parent permission to access the Internet unless parents sign and return the appropriate
form. All students who access the Internet must agree to abide by student use guidelines.
Students may not access their own personal accounts from private Internet providers via BSDNET.
Violations of student access rules will be dealt with under the provisions of Policy 4070, “Student
Rights and Responsibilities: Misconduct,” and Policy 4071, “Student Rights and Responsibilities:
Exceptional Misconduct.” Penalties may include suspension or revocation of network access and
related privileges.
Important personal safety issues arise when accessing computer networks. For this reason, pay
attention to the following guidelines:
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Personal information such as addresses and telephone numbers should remain
confidential when communicating on BSDNET.
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Students should never make appointments to meet people in person without district and
parent permission.
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Students should notify their teachers or other adults whenever they come across
information or messages are dangerous, inappropriate or make them feel uncomfortable.
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DRESS CODE
Students should dress appropriately for school. Your attire should not interfere with the learning
environment of the school. While the following is not a comprehensive list, here are a few
examples of things that should not be worn:
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Clothing that is too revealing or could be considered lewd or indecent.
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Clothing that has vulgar, harassing, or sexually explicit language on it.
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Clothing that has any drug or alcohol references.
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Clothing that is gang affiliated.
EXPECTATIONS FOR ASSEMBLY CONDUCT
The purposes of BHS assemblies are to generate positive school spirit and to recognize students’
contributions to our program. Therefore, please remember the following:
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Leave all books and materials in the class from which you are dismissed.
Report directly to the gym so the assembly can start on time.
No Food or Drinks are allowed in the gym during an assembly.
Classes sit, by grade, in designated sections.
Stand, remove hats and refrain from talking during the Pledge or Anthem
Listen respectfully when the Emcee is introducing people or making a presentation
Cheer when the cheerleaders prompt you to do so. Enjoy yourselves but NOT at someone
else’s expense. Negative chants are not appropriate and will not be tolerated.
Stay seated in the bleachers until the Emcee dismisses your section.
LIBRARY INFORMATION
The Library staff supports your class work by providing instruction in using both electronic and
hard copy resources. Students are assisted in becoming information literate—knowing the best
sources to use and how to use and cite them. Open foods or beverages are not allowed in the
Library. While in the library, students are expected to quietly read, write, do homework or study.
LOCKERS
You have the privilege of the use of a locker to store school-related materials and supplies during
the school year. The locker assigned to you is for your convenience only; it is not required that you
have a locker. Each student signs a contract that stipulates guidelines for locker use.
The Bellevue School District and Bellevue High School assume no responsibility for lost or stolen
property that you put in your locker. Report thefts or vandalism by filling out a THEFT/VANDALISM
FORM in the Main Office or Activities Office. The BHS School Resource Officer will follow up on
your report.
Lockers may be inspected or searched by school officials at any time without prior notice. Law
enforcement, including narcotics/explosives detection police dogs, may also inspect or search
lockers. Misuse, abuse or damage to your locker may result in the loss of privilege to use it.
The locker must be cleared at the end of the school year or if a student withdraws during the
school year. The contents left in the locker will be donated to charity.
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To assure the safety and security of any items in your locker:
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Be sure the locker is locked after each use. (Spin it!) Do not pre-set the combination for a
quick opening.
 Do not give the combination to anyone.
 Do not let anyone use or share the locker.
 Do not trade or exchange lockers without informing the Activities Office.
 ONLY the official occupant can request repairs.
We recommend that you avoid leaving valuable possessions, cash or credit cards in your locker.
BE SURE TO STAY IN YOUR ASSIGNED LOCKER.
If you have a problem with your locker, report this immediately to the Library.
If necessary, we will change the locker combination for you ONCE at no expense. A second change
will result in a $5 fee.
TO OPEN LOCK:
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Turn lock to right several times and stop on first number.
Go left one full turn past the first number to second number, stop.
Go right to third number, stop.
PERSONAL PROTECTION SPRAY DEVICES
State law requires that students ages 14-17 have parent permission to carry PPSDs to school.
Contact the Bellevue School District for more information and approval.
PHONES AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES
No cell phones or electronic devices are allowed during class time. This means that these should
not be heard, seen or used for any purpose within the classroom or outside of the classroom (e.g.,
hallways) during scheduled class times. (This includes headphones). Phones and electronic devices
are also not allowed during assemblies.
Consequences:
1st Violation: The electronic device will be confiscated and returned after 3:05 pm the same
school day by that staff member or a designated staff member (including Wednesdays).
2nd Violation: Parent/guardian must pick up the device from an administrator in the Main Office.
3rd Violation and subsequent violations of the policy: Parent/guardian must pick up the devise
from an administrator and a Wednesday detention will be assigned.
IMPORTANT: Cell phones and other electronic devices (iPods, PSPs, MP3 players, laptops, etc.)
which are brought to school are brought at the student’s own risk. Students need to understand
that they are easily stolen or taken from your possession. No administrative time will be used on
stolen items. Please contact the police department for follow through.
POSTING AND DISTRIBUTION OF MATERIALS
Administration must sign off on all distributions or postings on campus (BSD Policy 4060). Once
approved, materials posted on walls must be secured with tape provided by the Activities Office.
Materials are not to be posted on windows or display cases. Materials that are posted in
undesignated areas or that are not in compliance with district policy will be removed. Display
cases are to be used for classroom or club displays with teacher or advisor approval only.
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METRO PASS INFORMATION & PRIVILEGES
A form can be obtained and turned in at student’s school or turned in, faxed or scanned and e-mailed to BSD
Transportation ORCA Card Administrator.
BSD Transportation, 12025 NE 5th ST, Bellevue, WA 98005
P.O. Box 90010, Bellevue, WA 98009-9010
Phone: 425-456-4512
Fax: 425-456-4585
E-mail: [email protected]
The New Form (for 2011-12) Replaces ALL Old Forms.
Eligibility Requirements:
Live outside the school’s walk boundary ;
Do not have a parking pass;
Will use at least 3 days per week for TO & FROM School Transportation.
Students who are required to travel to an authorized, alternate location for educational instruction classes, outside the
walk boundary, may also be eligible.
Students & Parents must verify their continued need and that they still meet Eligibility Requirements, during the
month of November & February. Cards not Revalidated will be Deactivated on 1 December & 1 March.
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Students should still request deactivation, when they will not be using their card, or are no longer eligible. If
a student loses their eligibility, they should keep the ORCA card they were issued. If they become eligible at
a later date, but have lost their ORCA card, they will be required to pay $25 for a replacement card.
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Eligible students will be issued a new ORCA/METRO card each year. Students will no longer keep their
ORCA Cards over the summer. ORCA cards will be blocked the day after school gets out, and New Cards
reissued the following year. (This is good in that students will no longer have to pay to replace cards lost
over the summer. The drawback is that students will no longer be able to load additional product onto their
cards for use over the summer or for other Transit Agencies.
The new cards will ONLY work on King County Metro and Local Sound Transit Buses for To & From School
Transportation.
Students will be issued their FIRST ORCA Card each year at No Cost.
Lost, Stolen or Damaged Cards will be blocked and a new card issued. There is a $25 charge, which must be
paid prior to issue of replacement for lost, stolen or damaged cards .
Defective cards will be BLOCKED and new card issued. There is No Charge for replacement of Defective
card, but card MUST be turned in to BSD Transportation prior to replacement.
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For New Issue or Replacement Cards, there is no longer a lag time where a card is waiting to be loaded
before it starts working. All cards will be pre-loaded.
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For Reactivations, there will be a 1 week delay, from the time BSD Transportation receives the Reactivation
Request Form, before replacement card will start working.
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School Metro Coordinators will ONLY be allowed to issue New Cards or Replacements for Defective Cards.
Defective Cards must have NO visible damage (bends, holes, creases). Coordinator will Turn-In Original
Form & Card at Transportation’s weekly visit to school. Transportation ORCA Card Administrator will visit
school weekly to issue replacement for Lost, Stolen or Damaged Cards and to collect new issue and
defective card issue forms. If a student desires replacement sooner, they can always pick up replacement
cards at BSD Transportation Office, Monday – Friday, 7 am – 5 pm.
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Parent signature REQUIRED for ALL Initial Issues and Revalidations of Need. (Students who are 18 years old
can annotate in Parent signature block, “18 YEAR OLD”, which will be verified on BSD Student Plus
database.)
For other questions about Metro transportation, call the District Transportation Department at (425) 456-4512.
SKATEBOARDS, SCOOTERS, ROLLERBLADES AND BICYCLES
Skateboards, Scooters and Rollerblades may not be ridden or carried on campus. They should be
kept in your school locker during the day. Bicycles must be parked and locked during school hours.
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Bellevue High School Parking Policy (2011-2012)
GENERAL RULES
1.
All fines must be paid prior to purchasing a parking permit. Fines may be paid before or after school
or during lunch.
2.
Students must present a copy for the school to keep of all drivers’ valid license & proof of insurance
for a permit to be issued.
3.
The student parking fee is $100 for a single driving permit. Running Start & those attending WANIC
classes at other schools must have a permit to park at Bellevue. Non Bellevue WANIC students may
park for free in student designated areas with a WANIC parking permit, with a completed
registration form & signed parking contract. Should a non-Bellevue WANIC student accumulate
more than two fines, privileges will be revoked. Permit fees may be paid with cash or check.
4.
Parking fees are non-refundable.
5.
All students & parents must read, complete, sign & date the parking application.
6.
Students must return the form on the assigned check-in day in August or at the time of application
for a parking permit. Once capacity is reached, a waiting list will be started, & permits will be issued
at the approval of the principal. The Carpooling Contract must be completed in order to share a
permit. Public transportation is also encouraged.
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Before filling out the application, please read the Bellevue School District Parking Policy & the
Bellevue High School Parking Policy. Obtain the required signatures on the application.
BELLEVUE SCHOOL DISTRICT PARKING POLICY
"By issuance of this permit, the Bellevue School District does not assume liability for any property damage to
any private automobile parked on the property. The owner/operator(s) of all private vehicles accept
responsibility for their own property & agree that they are parking at their own risk."
Please Note: Bellevue High School administrators have the right to search your vehicle upon request if it is
on Bellevue High School property. The vehicles are also subject to random sweeps by canine units trained in
detecting illegal substances.
Purpose of Parking Fees
The purpose is assure the safety & security of Bellevue, & to deter students from violating safe driving &
parking practices. Funds generated by parking fees are used to pay for supervision of all parking lots on BHS
campus, upgrades, maintenance, the costs related to parking registration & maintenance of ticket records,
parking facility, & other school-related costs.
What are the Rules & Consequences for violations?
Parking citations carry a minimum $30 fine depending on the severity and/or frequency, additional penalties
and/or discipline consequences up to & including temporary or permanent loss of parking privileges, & will be
issued for the following:
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Parking without a valid & visible permit. All parking permits must be clearly & completely displayed
inside on the rear view mirror or on the dash.
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Improper parking of vehicle, including not properly parking in the stall (taking more than one place
or blocking accessibility), parking in restricted areas (fire lanes, bus lanes, handicap only, staff or
visitor parking areas, the bus turn-around area, grass etc), or not parking in assigned parking area.
3.
Moving violation (speeding, unsafe driving, running a stop sign, or misuse of vehicle). The speed
limit in the parking lots is 10 MPH.
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Falsification, misrepresentation, reselling or possession of another student's parking permit.
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Students may not borrow, loan or resell parking permits to other students. Parking privileges may
be suspended or revoked for these acts & additional fees imposed.
6.
A fine will be issued for parking in a handicap space without a valid & visible state handicap parking
permit, issued to the driver of the car. Car is subject to ticket and/or impound from the Police
Department.
7.
If you wish to dispute a parking ticket you receive, you must do so with the parking supervisor,
within five (5) days. No changes will be made for tickets older than five school days. Disputing a
parking ticket does not necessarily result in a reduction or elimination of the fine imposed.
8.
For a student with more than three ticket violations, a referral will be written, & parents will be
contacted. A towing warning letter may be issued.
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Parking fines must be paid by the end of each quarter or the parking permit may be revoked until
the parking fines are paid. No reimbursement will be given if the parking permit is revoked.
10. A student may not have a handicap parking pass and play on a sport team without prior approval
from the principal.
Repeated violators may be towed at the owner's expense. Violations & sanctions are specifically detailed in
the Discipline Policy. Cars towed will be assessed a fine from Bellevue in addition to fees charged by the other
agencies.
What happens if my parking permit is stolen or lost?
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Students will be allowed to replace a lost or stolen parking permit once at a cost of $10. The original
permit will be voided & a new permit issued.
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If your permit is stolen, submit a report of the theft with the security officer immediately.
These signatures indicate that you have read & understand the Bellevue School District Parking Policy, that
you understand this application, that the completed information is accurate & current, & that you agree to
abide by the BHS Parking Policy. You also understand that failure to abide by the parking policy may result in a
citation for each violation, additional penalties or discipline consequences, and/or temporary or permanent
loss of parking privileges.
BELLEVUE HIGH SCHOOL CARPOOL PARKING POLICY
1.
Carpool participants must read & sign the Bellevue High School Parking Policy, & turn it in with the
Carpool Registration & this contract. All rules stated there apply as well to carpools. Every
reasonable effort should be made to have a 2 driver/2 passenger carpool during construction.
2.
Carpool participants who signed up prior to the first day of school have until the first day of school
to submit the $100 permit fee, Carpool Registration, the BHS Parking Contract, & the Carpool
Contract in order to maintain their spot on the permit list. Information will be verified, & a permit
will be issued during the first week of school.
3.
The carpool will designate one member to pay the $100 permit fee, & the participants will decide
how this will be allocated. The school is not responsible for the decision. One permit will be issued.
4.
If the car is ticketed for a violation on campus, the ticket will be assigned to the owner of the car
driving that day.
5.
If an infraction results in the permit being revoked, it will be revoked from the carpool, not just from
the violator.
6.
The permit must be in the car that is on campus. An allowance will be made for a forgotten permit
provided the driver signs in to the Activities Office.
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If someone wants to drop off of the carpool, they must notify the office. If this reduces the carpool
to one person, the permit will be revoked if another student does not join the carpool. If an
agreement cannot be reached between the students, the permit may be rescinded. Those no longer
in the carpool can put their name on the waiting list for a permit.
8.
No money will be refunded for changes to the carpool.
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ONE DAY PARKING PASS
A student/parent may contact the Activities Office at [email protected] to request a one day parking pass.
There is a $5 fee for this pass that is to be paid to the Accountant. The student should bring a copy of the
receipt to the Activities Office where the student needs to sign their car in. Every attempt to plan ahead
should be made. If it is last minute please come into the Activities Office.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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What do I do if someone is in my parking space?
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I don’t have a parking space, but can I have to drive to school for one day because of an
appointment, family emergency, etc?
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All cars must be registered with the parking supervisor. NEW VEHICLE REGISTRATION
forms are available in the Activities Office for registering additional vehicles. License plate
numbers may be verified with the Washington Department of Licenses.
What can I do if I believe the ticket I received was an error or mistake?
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Come to the Activities Office and complete an EMERGENCY DAY PARKING form the day
before the day you have requested parking. The cost for emergency day parking is $5.00,
payable to the Accountant. This must be approved and signed by the Parking Supervisor
and placed on your dashboard while you are parked in an approved spot on campus.
What if I have to drive a different car to school occasionally?
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Please come to the Activities Office and complete a SOMEONE IS PARKED IN MY SPACE
form. We will give you information on where to park.
Ticket appeals may be made to the parking specialist in the Activities Office within 2
school days of ticket issuance. Late notice of a mistakenly issued ticket may not result in a
removal of the fine. Failure on the student’s part to register a vehicle or properly inform
the Parking Supervisor of another vehicle parked in their space is not a valid excuse to
have a ticket fine rescinded from their student account.
Whom do I contact if I have questions or concerns?
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Please come to the Activities Office and ask to speak with the parking specialist.
Purpose of Parking Fees: Funds generated by parking fees are used to pay for daily supervision of all parking
lots on campus. Fees also contribute to costs related to: maintenance of the cart used by the Parking
Supervisor; maintenance of parking lot painting, signs, and cones; maintenance of parking registration and
ticket records; some costs related to the Metro Bus Pass system; and the BHS Associated Student Body.
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Parking in Bellevue High School parking lots is permissive and requires Administrative approval. If you park in a
BHS parking lot, you may only park in your designated space and are not eligible to obtain a Metro Bus Pass.
By issuance of a permit, Bellevue School District and/or Bellevue High School do not assume any liability for
any property damage to any private vehicle parked on its property. The owner(s)/operator(s) of all private
vehicles accept responsibility for their own property and agree they are parking at their own risk.
VISITORS ON CAMPUS
Bellevue High does not allow students to bring non-BHS students onto campus for the purpose of attending
class/es. However, BHS students are permitted to have guests for other educational purposes with PRIOR
approval. At least one day in advance of bringing a visitor, students must obtain a Prearranged Visitor’s form
from the Attendance Office. After obtaining teacher approval, students return the completed form to an
administrator for final approval. Students from other schools are not allowed on campus without PRIOR
approval. If a non-student is meeting you or picking you up, have him/her remain in their car and wait for you
in the front load/unload zone.
ALL VISITORS MUST SIGN IN AT THE MAIN OFFICE.
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STUDENT RIGHTS, REGULATIONS AND CONSEQUENCES
FOR UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR
Students who are unable to meet the expectations of Bellevue High School will be given assistance to change
their behavior. Treating people fairly does not mean treating everyone the same. This allows for flexibility in
applying consequences in order to best meet the needs and individual situations of each person.
In some cases, state and local laws or Bellevue School District policies specifically mandate consequences.
Specific policies, as well as the Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities are included in this handbook.
CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT PLAN
All teachers will distribute “Class Expectations” at the beginning of the year/semester. Students & parents
will read & sign the document. The students will keep a copy & a copy will be posted in each classroom.
1st Offense of “Class Expectations”:
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Teacher will have a one-on-one student.
2nd Offense of “Class Expectations”:
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Teacher will schedule an additional conference with student at a mutually convenient time. Teacher
will also document event.
3rd Offense of “Class Expectations”:
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Teacher will communicate concerns directly with parents via phone or email. Teacher will assign an
after-school detention. Teacher will document time, date and conference notes.
If specific consequences are not pre-determined, an incremental approach may be taken, using the following
range of disciplinary action:
Warning
Counseling with the student
Lunch detention
Wednesday Detention Parent/student/teacher conference
Reassignment
Referral to outside agencies
Suspension
If a student’s consequence is long-term suspension or expulsion, the student may apply for re-admission in accordance with
Board Policy 4095. Such application is made to the Director of Alternative Programs at 456-7800.
NOTE: Disciplinary action may be reflected in a student’s college application process.
Bellevue High School abides by the National Association for College Admission Counseling Statement of
Principles of Good Practice. We will report any significant change in candidates’ academic status or
qualifications, including personal conduct record, which occurs between the time of recommendation and
graduation if requested by a college/university application.
FIGHTING/PHYSICAL ASSAULT
The administration encourages all students to manage conflicts in a reasonable and mature manner. Often a
face-to-face mediation can dispel rumors and dissipate peer pressure that might lead to a fight. Our goal for
each year is that Bellevue be a fight-free environment.
Consequences:
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A student who pushes, strikes, or lays his/her hands on another student in anger is subject to a
three-day suspension upon first offense. Any retaliation or striking back constitutes participation in
a fight and, thus, a three-day suspension for the non-instigating student. Non-instigating students
are expected to first block then leave the scene, reporting the incident to an adult for intervention.
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A second assault or fight in the same school year will result in a five-day suspension. A third assault
or fight in the same school year will result in a seven-day suspension.
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BULLYING AND HARASSMENT
Preventing Bullying, Harassment And Intimidation
What to do if you are bullied, harassed or intimidated: From The Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence
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Tell your parents. Telling is not snitching. Your parents can help you figure out what to do.
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Tell a trusted teacher, school counselor, or administrator. If you are scared or uncomfortable, bring a friend
or a parent. Your parents can also talk to the school for you. You can write down what happened, how it
happened, and who is bullying you.
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Do not retaliate against or get angry at the person bullying, harassing or intimidating you. Try to cool the
situation and not make the person torment you even more.
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Respond evenly and firmly or say nothing and just walk away. A bully likes to feel powerful and likes to see
that he or she has upset you.
How to prevent being bullied, harassed or intimidated:
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Develop friendships with other students at your school or in your neighborhood. A bully is more likely to
leave you alone if you are with your friends. This is especially true if you stick up for each other.
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Develop interests in social and physical activities. This will help you to develop friendships with other people
who share your interests.
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Act confident. Hold your head up, stand up straight, make eye-contact, and walk confidently. A bully will be
less likely to single you out if you project self-confidence.
How to avoid bullying and harassment situations:
Sometimes the best way to prevent being bullied is to avoid situations where bullying can happen.
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Leave a little earlier or later to avoid a confrontation with a bully.
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Do not bring expensive items or lots of money to school.
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Take different routes through the hallways or walk with a teacher to your classes.
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Avoid unsupervised areas of the school and situations where you are isolated from your teachers and
classmates.
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Make sure you are not alone in the locker room or bathroom.
What NOT to do if you are bullied:
There are some things that you should avoid when you are confronted with bullying behavior. Don’t:
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Think that it’s your fault. No one deserves to be bullied.
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Hurt yourself. Some people that are bullied might get depressed. Remember that it’s not your fault!
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Keep it to yourself and think that the bully will just “go away”
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Think that you’re a “rat” or “snitch” if you tell an adult. Telling someone is the right thing to do.
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Fight back or bully the person back. This might make things worse.
How can you help a victim of bullying, harassment or intimidation?
Try to help the person if you can, but do not place yourself at risk. If you do nothing it implies that you think that it is
okay to bully and hurt others.
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Refuse to join in if the bully tries to get you to taunt and torment someone.
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Get a teacher, parent, or other adult to come help. This is not snitching. You are saying that you do not
think that bullying is acceptable and do not want anyone to get hurt.
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Try to get the student that is being bullied to tell his or her parents or a trusted teacher. Tell the victim that
you will go with them.
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Tell a trusted adult yourself if the victim is unwilling to report the bullying. Do not let the bully know so that
he or she does not become aggressive toward you.
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PROHIBITION OF HARASSMENT, INTIMIDATION AND BULLYING – BSD POLICY 1601
Bellevue School District strives to provide students with optimal conditions for learning by maintaining a school
environment where everyone is treated with respect and no one is physically or emotionally harmed. In order to
ensure respect and prevent harm, it is a violation of district policy for a student to be harassed, intimidated, or bullied
by others in the school community, at school-sponsored events, or when such actions create a substantial disruption
to the educational process.
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General Provisions
1.1 The district is committed to a safe and civil educational environment for all students, employees,
parents/guardians, volunteers, patrons, and school Board members that are free from harassment,
intimidation or bullying.
1.2 This policy shall apply to all school district employees, students, parents/guardians, volunteers, patrons, and
school Board members including conduct between students. If a teacher, administrator, school Board
member other employee, community representative or parent knows or suspects that harassment, bullying
or intimidation is occurring, she or he should take steps to correct or report the situation, even if the
possible act(s) is/are not within his or her area of responsibility.
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Definitions
2.1 “Harassment, intimidation or bullying” means any intentionally written message or image, including those
that are electronically transmitted, verbal, or physical act, including but not limited to one shown to be
motivated by race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation including gender
expression or identity, mental or physical disability, or other distinguishing characteristics, when an act:
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Physically harms any person or damages the person’s property;
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Has the effect of substantially interfering with a student’s education;
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Is so severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating or threatening educational
environment; or
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Has the effect of substantially disrupting the orderly operation of the school.
Nothing in this section requires the affected student to actually possess a characteristic that is a basis for
the harassment, intimidation, or bullying. “Other distinguishing characteristics” can include but are not
limited to: physical appearance, clothing or other apparel, socioeconomic status, and weight.
2.2 “Intentional acts” refers to the individual’s choice to engage in the act rather than the ultimate impact of
the action(s).
2.3 Harassment, intimidation or bullying can take many forms including, but not limited to, slurs, rumors, jokes,
innuendoes, demeaning comments, drawings, cartoons, pranks, gestures, physical attacks, threats or other
written, oral, physical or electronically transmitted messages or images.
2.4 This policy is not intended to prohibit expression of religious, philosophical, or political views, provided that
the expression does not substantially disrupt the educational environment.
3.0
Interventions
3.1 Interventions are designed to remediate the impact on the targeted student(s) and others impacted by the
violation, to change the behavior of the perpetrator, and to restore a positive school climate.
3.2 The district will consider the frequency of incidents, developmental age of the student, and severity of the
conduct in determining intervention strategies. Interventions will range from counseling, correcting
behavior and discipline, to law enforcement referrals.
4.0
Retaliation/False Allegations
4.1 Retaliation is prohibited and will result in appropriate discipline. It is a violation of this policy to threaten or
harm someone for reporting harassment, intimidation, or bullying.
4.2 It is also a violation of district policy to knowingly report false allegations of harassment, intimidation, and
bullying. Students or employees will not be disciplined for making a report in good faith. However, persons
found to knowingly report or corroborate false allegations will be subject to appropriate discipline.
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PROHIBITION OF HARASSMENT, INTIMIDATION AND BULLYING – BSD POLICY 1601.1
Any school staff who observes, overhears, or otherwise witnesses harassment, intimidation or bullying or to whom
such actions have been reported must take prompt and appropriate action to stop the harassment and to prevent its
reoccurrence. Any student who believes he or she has been the target of unresolved, severe, or persistent
harassment, intimidation or bullying, or any other person in the school community who observes or receives notice
that a student has or may have been the target of unresolved, severe, or persistent harassment, intimidation or
bullying may report incidents verbally or in writing to any staff member.
Step 1:
Filing an Incident Reporting Form
In order to protect a targeted student from retaliation, a student need not reveal his identity on an Incident
Reporting Form. The form may be filed anonymously, confidentially, or the student may choose to disclose his
or her identity (non-confidential).
Step 2:
Receiving an Incident Reporting Form
All staff are responsible for receiving oral and written reports. Whenever possible, staff who initially receive an
oral or written report of harassment, intimidation or bullying shall attempt to resolve the incident immediately.
If the incident is resolved to the satisfaction of the parties involved (provided it is minor in nature and does not
constitute a pattern), or if the incident does not meet the definition of harassment, intimidation or bullying, no
further action may be necessary under this procedure.
All reports of unresolved, severe, or persistent harassment, intimidation or bullying will be recorded on a district
Incident Reporting Form and submitted to the principal or designee, unless the principal or designee is the
subject of the complaint.
Step 3:
Investigations of Unresolved, Severe, or Persistent Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying
All reports of unresolved, severe, or persistent harassment, intimidation or bullying will be investigated with
reasonable promptness. Any student may have a trusted adult with them throughout the report and
investigation process.
a. Upon receipt of the Incident Reporting Form that alleges unresolved, severe, or persistent harassment,
intimidation or bullying, the school administrator and/or designee or district designee will begin the
investigation. If there is potential for clear and immediate physical harm to the complainant, the district will
immediately contact law enforcement and inform the parent(s)/guardian(s).
b. During the course of the investigation, the district will take reasonable measures to ensure that no further
incidents of harassment, intimidation or bullying occur between the complainant and the alleged aggressor.
c. The investigation shall include, at a minimum:
•
An interview with the complainant;
•
An interview with the alleged aggressor;
•
A review of any previous complaints involving either the complainant or the alleged aggressor; and;
•
Interviews with other students or staff members who may have knowledge of the alleged incident;
•
Interview with the parent(s)/guardian(s), as appropriate.
d. The principal or designee may determine that other steps must be taken before the investigation is complete.
e. The investigation will be completed as soon as practicable but generally no later than five (5) school days from
the initial complaint or report.
f. No later than two (2) school days after the investigation has been completed and submitted to the compliance
officer, the principal or designee shall respond in writing or in person to the parent/guardian of the complainant
and the alleged aggressor stating:
•
The results of the investigation;
•
Whether the allegations were found to be factual;
•
Whether there was a violation of policy;
•
What corrective actions will be taken or supports provided, if any, and;
•
The process for the complainant to file an appeal if the complainant disagrees with the results.
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Because of the legal requirement regarding the confidentiality of student records, the principal or designee may
not be able to report specific information to the targeted student’s parent/guardian.
Step 4: Corrective Measures for the Aggressor
After completion of the investigation, the school or district designee will institute any corrective measures
necessary. Corrective measures will be instituted as quickly as possible, but in no event more than five (5) school
days after contact has been made to the families or guardians regarding the outcome of the investigation.
Step 5:
Targeted Student’s Right to Appeal
1. If the complainant or parent/guardian is dissatisfied with the results of the investigation, they may appeal
to the superintendent or his or her designee by filing a written notice of appeal within five (5) school days of
receiving the decision. The superintendent or his or her designee will review the investigative report and issue a
written decision on the merits of the appeal within five (5) school days of receiving the notice of appeal.
2. If the targeted student remains dissatisfied after the initial appeal to the superintendent, the student may
appeal to the school board by filing a written notice of appeal with the secretary of the school board on or
before the fifth (5) school day following the date upon which the complainant received the superintendent’s
written decision.
3. An appeal before the school board or disciplinary appeal council must be heard on or before the tenth
(10th) school day following the filing of the written notice of appeal to the school board. The school board or
disciplinary appeal council will review the record and render a written decision on the merits of the appeal on or
before the fifth (5th) school day following the termination of the hearing, and shall provide a copy to all parties
involved. The board or council’s decision will be the final district decision.
Step 6:
Discipline/Corrective Action
The district will take prompt and equitable corrective measures within its authority on findings of harassment,
intimidation or bullying. Depending on the severity of the conduct, corrective measures may include counseling,
education, discipline, and/or referral to law enforcement.
Step 7: Support for the Targeted Student
Persons found to have been subjected to harassment, intimidation or bullying will have appropriate district
support services made available to them. No school employee, student, or volunteer may engage in reprisal or
retaliation against a targeted student, witness, or other person who brings forward information about an alleged
act of harassment, intimidation or bullying. Retaliation is prohibited and will result in appropriate discipline
and/or referral to law enforcement personnel.
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MISCONDUCT – BSD POLICY 4070
The following are prohibited on school premises, at school-sponsored events or activities, on school buses
or vehicles provided by the District, or if conducted in a manner having a real and substantial relationship
to the operation of school or educational programs, and shall be cause for discipline and/or intervention.
Discipline/intervention cannot be cause for suspension on the first offense during a single school year.
1.
Cheating including copying the work of other persons, or turning in another person’s papers, projects, computer
programs, etc., as your own or having someone else write your paper, program, or project, including asking
friends, paying someone, using a paper writing service, etc. Cheating also includes the aiding and abetting of
cheating by others.
2.
Dangerous Activities meaning any intentional or unintentional act that could potentially harm oneself or others
(horseplay, throwing objects that could cause harm, climbing a roof, driving at excessive speed through a school
parking lot, etc.).
3.
Disruptive Conduct meaning substantially interfering with teaching, learning, and/or school operations.
4.
Failure to Attend any required activity or disciplinary consequence assigned by a teacher or administrator.
5.
Failure to Comply in a passive manner with the instructions of teachers and other school staff. This includes
breaking a specific, published school or district rule.
6.
Gambling such as playing cards, dice, or games of chance for money or other things of value.
7.
Harassment, Intimidation and/or Bullying of others that is not persistent, severe, and/or pervasive.
8.
Leaving Campus during regular school hours without written or verbal permission from a parent or school
official.
9.
Lewd/Obscene Behavior including inappropriate sexual expressions or behavior.
10. Look-Alike Weapons including possessing a toy gun or other toy weapon not appearing to be a real gun or
weapon.
11. Plagiarism including using another writer’s words or ideas without proper citation, or merely rearranging or
changing a few of the author’s words and presenting the result as your own work, or not using quotation marks
when citing a source.
12. Profanity/Obscenity including using vulgar or abusive language and/or cursing or swearing.
13. School Dress that possesses a health or safety hazard or may disrupt, interfere with, disturb, or detract from the
school environment or activity and/or educational objectives, including but not limited to apparel or items
depicting lewd, sexual, drug, tobacco, or alcohol-related messages.
14. Theft meaning stealing district or personal property having a value of less than $50.
15. Threat to Cause Bodily Harm which is communicated by any means.
16. Trespass/Unauthorized Entry meaning wrongful or unauthorized entry onto district property or school facilities.
17. Use of Personal Telecommunication Devices including, but not limited to, pagers, beepers and cellular phones in
a manner that poses a threat to academic integrity, disrupts the learning environment or violates the privacy
rights of others. Students shall not send, share, view or possess pictures, text messages, emails or other material
of a sexually explicit nature or that contributes to harassment, intimidation and/or bullying in electronic or any
other form on a cell phone or other electronic device.
18. Vandalizing and/or Damaging any School or Personal Property, including writing, painting, drawing, or otherwise
marking graffiti on any school or personal property resulting in less than $50 of damage.
19. Visible Use or Possession of any Tobacco Product on or in the immediate vicinity of school property is prohibited.
School property includes all buildings, grounds and vehicles owned and used by the District.
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EXCEPTIONAL MISCONDUCT – BSD POLICY 4071
The following are prohibited on school or district premises, at school-sponsored events or activities, on
school buses or vehicles provided by the District, or if conducted in a manner having a real and substantial
relationship to the operation of school or educational programs, and represents exceptional misconduct
that can be cause for discipline, suspension or expulsion.
1.
Abusing and/or Insulting Teachers while carrying out their official duties.
2.
The Aiding and Abetting of Others in the commission of any of the acts prohibited under this policy, as well as
the attempt to commit any of these acts, may also be subject to appropriate disciplinary action.
3.
Arson meaning intentionally setting a fire or causing an explosion.
4.
Assault meaning being physically violent or using unwarranted force toward another person(s).
5.
Cheating of substantial nature, including but not limited to, stealing or providing questions and/or answers to
one or more persons prior to any type of assessment.
6.
Computer Misuse of substantial nature, including but not limited to, use of Bellevue School District networking
system that violates any part of the act prohibited under this policy, intentionally violating a school or Bellevue
School District computer system or database including but not limited to:
7.
a)
Stealing, hacking, deleting, interfering with, or copying software, systems, or programs.
b)
Transmitting a virus or other material that is wholly inconsistent with the fundamental values of public
school education.
c)
Changing of school, District, or student records without authorization.
d)
Accessing a district or teacher’s computer without authorization.
e)
Using a proxy site or other Internet site from a District computer to deliberately evade District filters.
“Dangerous Weapon” means a weapon, device, instrument, material, or substance, animate or inanimate, that is
used for, or is readily capable of, causing death or serious bodily injury, except that such term does not include a
pocket knife with a blade of less than two and one-half inches in length. These include but are not limited to the
following:
a) Any device commonly known as “nun-chu-ka sticks”, consisting of two or more lengths of wood, metal,
plastic, or similar substance connected with wire, rope, or other means.
b) Any device, commonly known as "throwing stars", which are multi-pointed, metal objects designed to
embed upon impact from any aspect.
c) Any air gun, including any air pistol or air rifle, designed to propel a BB, pellet, or other projectile by the
discharge of compressed air, carbon dioxide, or other gas.
d) Any portable device manufactured to function as a weapon and which is commonly known as a stun gun,
including a projectile stun gun which projects wired probes that are attached to the device that emit an electrical
charge designed to administer to a person or an animal an electric shock, charge, or impulse.
e) Any device, object, or instrument which is used or intended to be used as a weapon with the intent to injure
a person by an electric shock, charge, or impulse.
f)
Slung shot device consisting of a weight, or “shot,” affixed to the end of a long cord.
g)
Sand club such as a bag of sand which is used as a weapon.
h)
Metal knuckles.
i) Spring blade knife, or any knife the blade of which is automatically released by a spring mechanism or other
mechanical device, or any knife having a blade which opens, or falls, or is ejected into position by the force of
gravity, or by an outward, downward, or centrifugal thrust or movement.
8.
Extortion/Blackmail/Coercion meaning obtaining or attempting to extort obtain money, property, or other
consideration by violence or threat of violence, or forcing someone to do something against his or her will by
force or threat of violence.
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9.
Failure to Comply meaning repeatedly violating school district policies or school rules.
10. Fighting which means engaging in or provoking mutual physical contact involving anger or hostility. Fighting
includes verbally inciting or physically supporting a fight by one’s encouragement or presence.
11. Fireworks/Explosives including the possession, handling or transmission of any form of firework and/or
explosive, chemical or incendiary device. These devices include, but are not limited to, firecrackers, sparklers,
smoke bomb or stink bomb, cherry bomb, M80, bottle rocket, other explosive, incendiary or poison gas, or gas
pen/gas pencil.
12. The Forging of any Signature or the Making of any False Entry or the Alteration of any Document used or
intended to be used in connection with the operation of the school.
13. “Harassment, Intimidation or Bullying” means any intentional written message or image, including those that are
electronically transmitted, verbal, or physical act, including but not limited to one shown to be motivated by
race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, culture, gender, socio-economic status, sexual orientation
including gender expression or identity, mental or physical disability, or other distinguishing characteristics,
when the intentional written, verbal, or physical act:
•
Physically harms any person or damages the person’s property.
•
Has the effect of substantially interfering with a student’s education.
•
Is so severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating or threatening educational environment.
•
Has the effect of substantially disrupting the orderly operation of the school.
14. The Hazing of any students or persons. “Hazing” includes initiating students into a school, group, grade level, or
office through persecuting, harassing, or coercive behaviors that cause or are likely to cause social or emotional
harm. Evidence of hazing may include but is not limited to, activities with any of the following components:
degrading, disgraceful, or humiliating behaviors or treatment. The term “hazing” does not include schoolauthorized athletic events, contests, competitions or other activities that have express administrative approval.
15. Lewd/Obscene Behavior including engaging in inappropriate sexual behavior, including sexual intercourse, oral
sex, sexual touching, indecent exposure, or voyeurism, and/or sexual behavior that has the potential to
substantially disrupt or obstruct any school function or operation.
16. Look-Alike Weapons that can reasonably be considered a firearm, air soft gun, compressed air gun, or dangerous
weapon.
17. Possession, Handling or Transmission of Firearms on school property. This will result in a one-year mandatory
expulsion, subject to appeal, with notification to parents and law enforcement.
18. Possession, Handling, or Transmission of any Object which can Reasonably be Considered a Weapon.
19. Possession, Transmission, or Use of Personal Protection Spray Devices without prior written parental/guardian
permission is prohibited. Students over 18 years of age and students between 14 and 18 years of age with
written parental/guardian permission may possess personal protection spray devices. No one under 18 years of
age may transmit such devices nor may they be used other than in self defense as defined by state law.
20. Retaliation and False Allegations meaning the act of retaliation for reporting any violation of the acts prohibited
under this policy, as well as the attempt to commit any of these acts, or knowingly reporting false allegation or
corroboration of false allegations of any violation under this policy.
21. Robbery meaning taking another’s property by force or threat of force.
22. Theft meaning stealing district or personal property having a value of $50 or more.
23. Trespass/Unauthorized Entry meaning wrongful or unauthorized entry onto district property or facility.
24. Threat to Cause Bodily Harm by any means which causes a person to believe his or her or another person’s life,
safety, or property is in danger.
25. Any violation of Policy 4085, Students Rights and Responsibilities: Drugs and Alcohol. This includes, but is not
limited to, the following on school grounds and/or immediate vicinity of school property:
a)
Possess, use, or be under the influence of any drug or look alike drug, except as authorized by valid
prescription.
b)
Possess, use, or be under the influence of alcohol.
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c)
Use or be under the influence of any other intoxicant.
d)
Sell, purchase, barter, trade, exchange, give, or transmit any drug, alcohol, or intoxicant, or offer to do so.
In addition, students shall not use any drug (except as authorized by valid prescription), alcohol, or intoxicant
before attending school or any mandatory school-sponsored activity, and they shall not attend any optional
school-sponsored activity after using any drug (expect as authorized by valid prescription), alcohol, or intoxicant.
26. Wearing, Carrying, Possessing and/or Displaying Gang-Related Apparel, Grooming, or Exhibiting or Implying
Behavior or Gestures which Symbolize Gang Membership or Affiliation by written communication, marks,
drawing, painting, design, emblem, etc., upon any school or personal property or one’s person or causing and/or
participating in activities which intimidate or affect the attendance of another student or staff member.
27. Vandalism/Property Damage, meaning intentionally causing damage to any district or personal property,
including writing, painting, drawing, or otherwise marking graffiti on any district or personal property that is $50
of damage or more.
28. Any action, event or group of events which constitutes a Violation of Federal, State or Local Law.
The district reserves the right to refer to the appropriate nonschool agency any act or conduct of its students which
may constitute a crime under federal, state, county or local law.
USE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS – BSD POLICY 4080
The Bellevue School District believes that the use of tobacco by students is not only illegal, but also hinders student
learning and is detrimental to student health. Tobacco includes, but is not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, snuff,
smoking tobacco, smokeless tobacco, nicotine, nicotine delivering devices, chemicals or devices that produce the
same flavor or physical effect of nicotine substances; and any other tobacco innovation. The visible use or possession
of any tobacco product on or in the immediate vicinity of school property is prohibited. School property includes all
buildings, grounds, and vehicles owned and used by the District.
The following steps will be implemented, provided there are not unusual or atypical circumstances, whenever a
student violates the District’s prohibition against the visible use and/or possession of tobacco products. Evidence of
such violation may include, but is not limited, to facts and circumstances showing that a particular student or group of
students is/are in the possession of or has used tobacco products on or in the immediate vicinity of school district
property or at school-sponsored events. Such facts and circumstances may include, but are not limited to, smelling of
or visual evidence of tobacco product use on the student’s breath or person.
First Offense:
a.
Parent notification and conference with administrator.
b.
Refer to district resources (counselor, psychologist, school nurse, etc.) as needed.
Second Offense:
a.
Parent notification and conference with administrator.
b.
Educational conference with school nurse no later than one week from date of offense.
c.
Refer to community agencies (Youth Eastside Services, Asian Counseling Services, education departments at
local hospitals/medical centers, etc.)
d.
One-day suspension.
Third Offense:
a.
Parent notification and conference with an administrator.
b.
Refer to school and community agencies referenced above.
c.
Up to three-day suspension and referral to law enforcement.
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DRUGS AND ALCOHOL – BSD POLICY 4085
The following drug and alcohol-related conduct is prohibited at school or in the immediate vicinity of school property,
in school vehicles, and at school-sponsored activities. Students shall not:
A.
Possess, use, or be under the influence of any drug, except as authorized by valid prescription;
B.
Possess, use, or be under the influence of alcohol;
C.
Possess, use, or be under the influence of any other intoxicant; or
D.
Sell, purchase, barter, trade, exchange, give, or transmit any drug, alcohol, or intoxicant, or offer to do so.
E.
Possesses or uses drug paraphernalia.
In addition, students shall not use any drug (except as authorized by valid prescription), alcohol, or intoxicant before
attending school or any mandatory school-sponsored activity, and they shall not attend any optional schoolsponsored activity after using any drug (expect as authorized by valid prescription), alcohol, or intoxicant.
As used in this policy:
A. “Drug” means any controlled substance, as defined by the Uniform Controlled Substances Act (RCW 69.50), any
drug that requires a prescription (so-called “legend drugs”), and any “look alike” drug or substance believed to be or
represented as being a drug or controlled substance; and any food item with illegal drugs and/or alcohol contained
within.
B. “Alcohol” includes any beverage, mixture, or preparation containing alcohol.
C. “Intoxicant” means any other chemical substance (including industrial chemicals and over-the-counter
medications) when used contrary to directions or warnings to affect the user's perception, behavior, or mood,
excluding tobacco and caffeine; and
D. “Drug paraphernalia” means all equipment, products, materials of any kind which are used, intended for use, or
designated for use in introducing into the human body a drug, alcohol, or intoxicant.
Violation of this policy constitutes cause for discipline, suspension, expulsion, and/or emergency
expulsion of a student. Offenders may be referred to an appropriate social agency. The District reserves
the right to refer to law-enforcement authorities any act or conduct of its students relating to this policy
that may constitute a crime under any federal, state, county or local law.
The following steps will be implemented, absent unusual circumstances, whenever a student in grades six through
twelve violates Policy 4085. Evidence of such violation may include, but is not limited to: a student’s statement,
direct observation, police reports, and circumstantial evidence such as the student's appearance and behavior, odors
on the student’s breath or person, or drug paraphernalia or alcohol containers in the student's possession, smelling of
or visual evidence of any substances prohibited by Policy 4085. Possession of any of the prohibited substances for the
purpose of distribution or selling to others will result in more severe discipline than steps indicated below.
First offense for use or possession at either the middle school or high school level:
a.
Conference with administrator and a ten (10) day suspension.
b.
Parent notification and conference.
c.
Law enforcement and/or CPS will be contacted as appropriate.
d.
Suspension may be modified if a student participates in an assessment by an agency or qualified chemical
dependency counselor approved by the Bellevue School District, subject to the following conditions:
i)
Suspension will be in effect until assessment is completed. An administrator may modify the discipline
if the assessment is scheduled but not completed.
ii)
Parent and student must sign a “Consent to Exchange Information” form so that staff may
communicate with the assessment agency prior to and after the assessment.
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iii)
Parent/guardian/student/administrator conference must be held before the student returns to school.
iv)
Family must provide the school with documentation from the assessing agency confirming that the
student cooperated with the assessment and stating the agency's recommendations for the student
and/or family.
v)
Student and parent/guardian must follow through with the recommendations of the assessing agency.
If treatment is recommended, student must participate in treatment within an agreed upon time line.
Parent/guardian and student must sign a consent to release information form with the treatment
agency so that monthly treatment progress reports can be sent to the school. The family will be
responsible to pay for all associated costs.
vi)
At a minimum, student and parent may be required to attend alcohol/drug information school.
vii) Failure to complete assessment recommendations will result in the student being suspended for the
remainder of the original suspension.
Second offense for use or possession at either the middle school or high school level:
a.
Same as for first offense except:
b.
The student shall be placed on long-term suspension for a minimum of thirty (30) days. Re-enrollment in
school will be contingent upon assessment and completion of treatment.
Third offense for use or possession at either the middle school or high school level:
a.
Same as for first offense except:
b.
The student will be expelled from the district.
Selling and/or distribution of drugs/alcohol or other intoxicants. Any offense:
a.
Conference with administrator and parent notification.
b.
Student shall at a minimum be subject to long-term suspension of at least 90 days and may be expelled
from the District.
i)
Referral to law enforcement.
Suspected use of drugs/alcohol that noticeably affects student behavior or performance at school:
a.
Conference with Administrator.
b.
Parent notification and conference to provide information and express concern.
c.
Record of conference in disciplinary file.
d.
Referral to appropriate agency/school interventionist and/ or laboratory.
e. Mandatory attendance by student and at least one parent/guardian at next scheduled Alcohol/Drug
Information School (ADIS).
The Athletic/Activity Program has a separate policy and procedure related to substance use.
Short-term and long-term suspensions, alternatives to suspension, and expulsion are subject to and will be
administered in accordance with RCW 28A.600.010, .015, and .410 and WAC 392.400. In addition, emergency
expulsion can and will be used as an immediate, interim measure for violations covered by these procedures where
the conditions set forth in WAC 392-400-295 are present.
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STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES – BSD POLICY 4050
1.
2.
Appeal of Disciplinary Actions. In the event a student and/or his or her parent(s) or guardian(s) disagree
with the disciplinary, suspension, or expulsion actions taken under section 1.0 above, the student
and/or his or her parent(s) or guardians may appeal the action as provided in WAC 392-400.
a.
Hearing Officer. School-level appeal hearings shall be conducted by a certificated administrator or
other person as determined by the superintendent or his or her designee.
b.
District-level Appeals. Authority to hear and decide appeals of disciplinary grievances, of shortterm and long-term suspensions, of expulsions, and of emergency expulsions which would
otherwise be heard by the Board of Directors is delegated to a school district Disciplinary
Appeal Council which shall consist of five persons appointed by the Board in accordance with
WAC 392-400. At least three members of the Council must be present to conduct hearings.
c.
Composition of Disciplinary Appeal Council. The chair of the Disciplinary Appeal Council shall be
the Executive Director of Student Services. The other four members will be comprised of one
representative of the PTSA, one board member, one at-large community member, and two
secondary certificated administrators (one of whom is to serve as an alternate Council
member for any member of the Council). Members of the Council shall serve for one year
each and may be reappointed to serve subsequent terms.
Appeal of the Disciplinary Appeal Council Decision
The decision of the Council to affirm a long-term suspension or an expulsion shall take effect immediately,
notwithstanding an appeal to Superior Court, except as otherwise ordered by a court of competent jurisdiction.
The decision of the Council to affirm an emergency expulsion shall continue, notwithstanding an appeal to Superior
Court, except as otherwise ordered by a court of competent jurisdiction.
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