Handbook Highlights

LJHS Student Handbook

Lakeview Junior High School's student handbook is your guide to understanding and navigating the basic school rules and expectations. Please use this resource to assist you in any questions that you may have regarding school rules. Take a look at the Handbook Highlights listed below or click the link to see the entire handbook.

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Detention is at 3:30 p.m. sharp in a designated room. A signed detention slip is required in order to be allowed into detention. Detention is given at Lakeview for behavioral issues or to students who are habitually unprepared for class. Detentions related to discipline issues are awarded a corresponding demerit. After the accumulation of five (5) demerits in one quarter a student may not participate in school sponsored functions that quarter (see Loss of Privileges section).
1. A detention is given for inappropriate actions. The following are some common reasons for detention: Late to school or class, Electronic devices (cell phone on, iPod, etc), Unprepared for class, Cut Detention, Profanity, Problems with relationships, Defiance of authority, Eating out of designated areas, chewing gum, Disturbed class, P.E. non-dress, Disrespectful/rude behavior, Dress code violation, Progress Report/signature required forms not in.

DRESS CODE (Ed. Code 35183 and Board Policy 5132)
The Orcutt Union School District School Board and the staff of Lakeview Junior High School believe that appropriate dress and grooming contribute to a productive learning environment. Students have the right to make individual choices from a wide range of clothing and grooming styles, but they must not present a health or safety hazard or a distraction which would interfere with the educational process. With these considerations in mind, the policy concerning dress and grooming is as follows:
2. Hair shall be clean and neatly groomed. Hair may not be sprayed by any coloring that would drip when wet. If hair color detracts from the learning environment, a student may be asked to return hair to a normal shade.
3. Proper footwear must be worn at all times. NO OPEN TOED SHOES such as sandals or Birkenstocks will be allowed due to safety concerns. No high heel or elevated shoes may be worn in P.E. No flip-flops or slippers are allowed at any time during school hours. Shoes must be worn at all times while at school.
4. No chains or spiked jewelry. Commercial jewelry is acceptable.
5. Pants must fit appropriately and be worn at the waist. SAGGING, jeans, shorts or other apparel with rips or holes are not allowed. NO DISTRESSED JEANS. All skirts, dresses or shorts must reach to the middle finger tip when arms are held straight down at side with or without leggings. If wearing tights, leggings, jeggings or yoga pants, an appropriate length garment (fingertip length) must be worn over them.
6. No clothing that promotes or advertises weapons, drugs, alcohol or tobacco use. NO clothing that is inflammatory in regard to Race, Religion or Heritage or represents anarchy. NO GANG-RELATED CLOTHING OR ACCESSORIES ARE TO BE WORN AT SCHOOL.
7. Shirts must cover the mid section, with hands raised above heads. NO BARE Midriffs and no skin showing. All shirts MUST have a sleeve. Shirts must maintain personal privacy at all times. Undergarments must not be visible. PE Clothes may not be worn outside of PE classes. Modesty and dressing for success is the student goal.
8. Any questionable grooming that affects the learning process or is a distraction to the learning process will be dealt with by the administration.
10. ***Dress for social functions and activities is the same as normal school dress, unless determined by the sponsor of the function and announced prior to the occasion.

The formal exercise of graduation on stage is an honor and a privilege. To earn this privilege, the student must meet the following criteria:
1. A passing grade in each class(D/1.0 grade average in each class over 4 quarters).
2. No academic "F", or "U" in citizenship, during the 4th quarter of the 8th grade.
3. No more than 16% of the enrolled days missed. (29 days)
4. No more than 29 demerits (Demerits are pro-rated for students enrolling after the start of school year).

The Orcutt Union School District does not discriminate against individuals based on actual or perceived race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sex, or sexual orientation. Compliance Officer: Susan Salucci, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources/Discrimination/Equity & Title lX Compliance Officer, 500 Dyer Street, Orcutt, CA 93455, Email: ssalucci@orcutt-schools.net, Phone: 805-938-8909. See district policies at http://www.orcuttschools.net/district_information/legal_notices/title_IX