Student Responsibilities and Opportunities
Welcome to the 2020-21 School Year!
- AFTER SCHOOL ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITIES
- Attendance Matters Policy
- Make-Up Learning
- Bicycles/In-line Skates & Skateboards
- Daily Schedule
- Search of School Lockers
- Search of Vehicles
- School Photos
- Posters, Notices, Printed Materials
- Parties During the School Day
- Nuisance Articles- Personal Technology
- Dress & Grooming Policy
The building will be closed to students who are not under the direct supervision of a teacher after 2:00 p.m. Students who are rostered on an Eastview directed cocurricular activity may stay at Eastview while waiting for practice or an event to begin on their in-school days only. For Digital Academy learning or at-home learning days for A/B cohort students, the building will open at 3:00pm to arrive for scheduled practice, rehearsal or an event.
In general, students have a grace period of two days to complete make-up work for an excused absence. Tests, projects and essays that were assigned prior to an absence are due upon a student’s return to class. There is no grace period for unexcused absences; work will be accepted at teacher discretion.
Bicycles should be locked in the racks provided in the student parking lots.
In-line skates, rollerskates and skateboards are not to be used on ISD #196 property or in Eastview High School. Damage to school property by in-line skates, rollerskates or skateboards will be considered vandalism and will be dealt with appropriately.
School lockers are the property of District 196 and are loaned to students for their use. At no time does the school district relinquish its exclusive control of lockers provided for the convenience of students. Inspection of the interior of lockers may be conducted by school authorities for any reason at any time, without notice, without student consent, and without a search warrant. The personal possessions of students within a school locker may be searched only when school authorities have a reasonable suspicion that the search will uncover evidence of a violation of law or school rules. As soon as practicable after the search of a student’s personal possessions, the school authorities will provide notice of the search to students whose lockers were searched unless disclosure would impede an ongoing investigation by police or school officials. The lockers are in good
working order. Students are asked not to kick open the locker. This causes damage to the locks and is considered vandalism. Students found attempting to open another student’s locker or opening another student’s locker will be charged with trespassing and consequences will be assigned. Students found stealing property will be charged with theft and consequences will be assigned.
By entering the school parking lot, the person driving any vehicle is deemed to consent to complete search of the vehicle for any reason. Such search may be conducted by school officials or by law enforcement officers at the request of the school officials. If any person in the car other than the driver is the current custodian of the vehicle, consent to search is deemed given by the custodian also. The area of search will include the entire passenger compartment, engine compartment, trunk and under-carriage, and all containers therein, locked or unlocked.
Lifetouch will take photographs of every 9th-11th grade student and seniors who need an I.D. These photos are used for the yearbook (grades 9-11) and for student ID cards (grades 9-12). Retakes will be offered. There is no cost for the photo used for the I.D. card and yearbook. Students may order, at their own expense, a packet of photos from Lifetouch.
Posters, notices and printed materials must be preapproved and stamped before hanging them up. Flyers should be no larger than 8.5” x 11” in size with no graphics and must be hung in approved areas. Flyers must include the name of the student-led group, brief purpose of group/meeting, date, time; location of meeting, and contact information (name, email, phone, Twitter handle). For approval, see Dr. Franchino in the main office. POSTERS THAT HAVE NOT BEEN APPROVED WILL BE TAKEN DOWN.
(LAPTOPS, TABLETS, CELL PHONES, ETC.) AND OTHER NON TECHNOLOGY GAMES (CARDS, DICE, ETC).
Disturbances which interrupt educational opportunities may include but are not limited to laptops, tablets, cell phones, laser pens, playing cards, dice and other nuisance articles. Personal technology is a valuable tool that can enhance teaching, learning and communication in the Eastview High School Community. Students have the opportunity and privilege to use these devices in a manner that promotes learning and communication, and, at the same time, does not disrupt or compromise the integrity of the school environment.
Students are permitted to use personal devices between classes and during lunch and when permitted by their teacher. However, generally, teachers will direct students to keep their cell phone in their pocket or backpack. Failure to comply will result in disciplinary consequences. In some cases, teachers may collect phones at the beginning of the period. Parents are asked to refrain from calling/texting their children during the school day as this is disruptive to learning. Parents should call the attendance office if there is an immediate need to contact their child.
The school lunch program provides nutritious, low cost meal selections. Independent School District 196 uses a computerized system for the payment of school meals. Every student is assigned a four or five digit personal identification number. This number must be used to receive the student rate for school meals. Students may deposit pre-payments into their lunch account or pay cash in the lunch line daily. Deposits may be made to the student’s lunch account before school in the commons or through the new meal account deposit system PayPAMS (Online Credit Card Payments).
Clothing may not include words or visuals which are obscene, abusive or discriminatory, gang-related, or which advertise narcotics or drugs. Dress or grooming which is disruptive of the classroom or school atmosphere is not allowed. Shoes must be worn at all times for health and safety reasons. Clothing must be worn that covers the midriff, chest and undergarments. Clothing cannot cover the face or obscure a student’s identity in any way. In addition, eyes and ears must be clear for learning (i.e. no sunglasses or earbuds during class time). Students will be asked to change the garment in question or subject to disciplinary consequences in the event of noncompliance with these regulations.
T-SHIRT/CLOTHING POLICY (Student Designed/Coordinated)
Any t-shirt/clothing that is coordinated (designed, purchased, distributed,etc) without the direction of a coach, advisor or teacher must be approved by an administrator at Eastview High School.
All t-shirt/clothing sales representing any group or classes at EVHS must be presented to an EVHS Administrator for approval. The t-shirt/clothing must be approved 5 school days prior to wearing at school or at a school function. Students wearing t-shirts/clothing without the express written permission from an EVHS administrator will be considered insubordinate.
The T-Shirt/Clothing Approval Form can be picked up in the main office.
School dances are planned by the Student Council for EVHS students. Current EVHS ID cards are required to be shown at the admission station.
Any visitors at dances must:
1) Be preregistered and approved with the Assistant Principal’s Office.
2) Be of high school age and present photo identification at the dance entrance.
3) Only one guest per event is allowed per EVHS student.
4) EVHS host must be present at the dance with his/her guest.
5) Students are not allowed to leave the dance and re-enter.
- Academic Honesty & Integrity
- Failures & Incomplets
- Independent Study
- Grade Reports
- NC (No Credit Earned) & Incompletes
- Pass/No Credit
- Post Secondary Education Options
- Schedule Review/Change Process
- Study Hall Expectations
- Technology Computer Labs
- Learning Commons
- Independent Study
A Mid-Term Progress Report will be distributed to the student to be brought home during the fifth week of each quarter. A report card giving a final grade in each subject will be brought home by the student approximately two weeks after the conclusion of the quarter and posted to the Parent/Student portal accounts. Q4 reports will be posted to the Parent/Student Portal. In addition to Mid-Term Progress Reports and end-of-quarter report cards, teachers will elect to mail or e-mail notices of students excellence and “Plans
for Improvement” to parents. Parental communication with teachers, counselors, and administrators is encouraged.
In addition to the grades of A, B, C, and NC, the following grade options are also available:
I+ Incomplete. This mark is for the student who has not reached identified course outcomes at the end of the quarter. The I+ grade allows the teacher and student to develop a remediation plan within an agreed upon timeline. The grade may be changed to an appropriate letter grade when identified course outcomes have been met. The I+ grade indicates no credit for the course.
P This indicates a passing grade (with credit) for students who elect to take a course on a Pass/No-Credit basis.
NC This mark indicates a non-passing grade and no credit is earned, however, the mark does not impact GPA. Assigned with admin/counselor approval only.
NG This mark indicates that no grade will be assigned due to non-completion of the course, unforeseen circumstances, etc.. No credit is earned and the mark does not impact GPA. Assigned with admin/counselor approval only.
When a student is having academic difficulty in a class, the teacher should be consulted for assistance. It is also suggested that the student inform his/her counselor of the problem, especially if grades in more than one class are being affected. Students who fail a required class should see their counselor without delay to make
arrangements for repeating the course. Failure to make up required courses will jeopardize a student’s graduation. Credits for failed elective subjects must also be made up. The advice of the school counselor must be sought in deciding which classes should be repeated and where substitute credits are acceptable.
Incomplete grades are assigned at the discretion of the teacher to those students who have not successfully completed required class assignments/expectations during the quarter. When students receive an incomplete grade they should see their teacher as soon as possible to arrange for needed make-up work and hand it in on time. The deadline for making up an incomplete grade is 10 days into the next quarter.
Incomplete grades that are not made up will result in failure for the course and, as a result, loss of credit.
Attendance in class is strongly related to a student’s participation and grades. Class absences necessitate make-up work which, if not completed on time, may lead to failure or incomplete grades. In general, students have two days per day of excused absence in which to turn in make-up homework. The teacher should be consulted for additional classroom rules with respect to absences from class and required make-up of work assigned.
If a student is removed from class, after the first week of the quarter, he/she will receive a failing grade (with no credit) and be assigned to a transitional study hall. This condition applies whether the student is enrolled on an A/F basis or a Pass/ No-Credit basis.
Students may take one course (.75 credit) each quarter (3 credits each year) on a “Pass/No- Credit” basis. This option is to encourage students to explore interests in a subject and yet not risk receiving a low grade.
Students must apply within the first 15 school days of the quarter. Written permission of parents is required. Application forms are available in the Counseling Office. “Pass/No-Credit” students will take all tests, turn in all regular class work and receive marks along with the other students. The final mark will be a “Pass” if the student completes all work at the passing level. The student also has the option to take the grade earned. Please inform the teacher of your final decision at the end of the term. The final mark will be “No-Credit” if the student does not complete all work at the passing level. A credit toward graduation will be granted for a “Pass” mark. No credit toward graduation will be granted for a “No-Credit” mark. Subjects taken on the “Pass/No-Credit” basis will not be averaged into a student’s class rank or honor roll standing. However, overall class rank may be affected for students choosing the “Pass/No-Credit” option due to the honor point/credits attempted mathematical conversion. The EVHS attendance policy will be in effect for students choosing the
Pass/No-Credit option. A class taken through the Pass/No-Credit option will not count toward the Honors Ranking System.
If a student is taking a class on the Pass/No-Credit basis and is removed from class by an administrator or fails to meet the minimum requirements of the course, the student will receive a grade of “F” for the course and be assigned to transitional study hall for the remainder of the quarter. The NCAA may accept the Pass/No-Credit option for core academic courses by applying a “D-” as the grade for the course for a “P” grade earned.
As a result of the carefully developed scheduling process, it is unlikely that students will be allowed to change their schedule. However, in the event of an unusual need to change a class schedule, students should request a schedule change form from the Counseling Office, get parent approval, and meet with their counselor.
Students are responsible for reviewing their full-year schedules which are posted on the Student and Parent portal accounts. Specific schedule adjustment timelines are also posted on the Student/Parent Portal.
Late schedule changes will not be accepted unless a student with extenuating circumstances makes a request. Approval by the assistant principal and parent is necessary to accomplish the change. A student who has been denied a schedule change may drop a course with a grade of F. Parent permission is required to do so.
Ninth and Tenth Grade Study Halls are quiet, structured study halls. Expectations for Ninth and Tenth Grade Study Halls:
1. Students must sit in assigned seats.
2. Independent quiet study is expected.
3. Passes to the Learning Commons are issued by the classroom teacher, not the study hall supervisor.
4. No eating, drinking, dice or game/card playing is allowed.
5. Electronic devices are allowed for personal, academic use only.
6. Students are expected to be in attendance for all study halls, even if they are scheduled during periods one or seven.
Eleventh and Twelfth Grade Study Halls are Flex Study Halls. Rules for Eleventh and Twelfth Grade Study Halls:
1. Students must sit in assigned seats.
2. Quiet study and/or small group collaboration is expected.
3. Eating, drinking, head sets are allowed.
4. Passes to the Learning Commons are issued by the classroom teacher, not the study hall supervisor.
5. Students may use the school’s student phone and vending machines in commons with a pass from the study hall supervisor.
6. Students are expected to be in attendance for all study halls.
Eastview High School students have the opportunity and privilege to use computers and the computer network as a learning tool. Students may only use the computer software applications that are provided by Eastview High School. Students must ask staff permission to use any computer application or capability that has not been authorized by a staff member.
Students are notified each time they login to the Eastview High School computer network that, by logging in, they agree to the conditions of Acceptable Use of Computer Technology. Students will have access to the computer network only for appropriate school authorized use. Students may only store school-related materials in the approved network locations.
Unauthorized access or activity in a district computer, computer files or network is not permitted. Unauthorized access or activity may result in loss of access, parent meetings, detention, suspension, restitution or expulsion.
• Passes to the Learning Commons Computer Labs are required from classes as well as from study hall. Computer lab passes are for that area only. They are not interchangeable with cluster computer labs.
• Your student ID is required before and after school.
• Absolutely no eating or drinking in the Learning Commons Computer Labs.
• If the lab areas are being used by a class, the student must return to his/her class or study hall.
• Game playing is not allowed.
• Adding or altering any programs on the network, computer hardware or the use or production of offensive or obscene materials, is considered an act of vandalism. Vandalism is considered a criminal act and will be dealt with according to district policy.
• Violation of any of the computer lab rules will result in removal from the lab and/or discipline.
• Only school-authorized applications may be used on the EVHS computers and stored on the network.
• The Internet may be used for academic purposes only, under faculty/staff direction.
• Computer games may not be played on the EVHS computers or district owned iPads. CD-ROM music capabilities may be used for school related projects only.
• Copyright laws must be followed.
• If you are not sure of the appropriate use of a technology, ask a staff member for guidance.
• Students are responsible for backing-up all personal files using a flash drive as well as transferring their Google files to another media or Google account each year.
• Access to Learning Commons resources is available from 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
• Passes to the Learning Commons are required from classes as well as from study hall. Learning Commons passes are for that area only. They are not interchangeable.
• Your student ID is required to check out materials.
• Absolutely no eating or drinking games/card games will be permitted in the Learning Commons.
• Passes to the Learning Commons are issued by the classroom teacher, not the study hall supervisor.
• Electronic devices are allowed for personal, academic use only.
The Independent Study option is intended to provide an enriched learning experience for students who have exhausted all academic options within a department and/or for students who have unique academic programming needs which are in conflict with a student’s ability to schedule advanced courses within the curriculum. Independent Study students are self-motivated, have an exceptional academic record or are talented in relationship to the Independent Study request.
The following Independent Study procedures/guidelines are required of all students:
1. Student obtains an Independent Study application form in the Counseling Office.
2. Student completes the Independent Study application form and obtains signatures of parent, instructor, and counselor.
3. Independent Study applications are to be completed during the January course registration process or prior to the start of a quarter.
4. Independent Study applications are only available to students in grades 11 and 12.
5. Students are allowed no more than 1 independent study class per quarter.
Eastview High School graduation exercises for 2021 will be Saturday, June 5, 2021 in the main gymnasium Early graduates are invited to participate in the graduation ceremony with their classmates. Any student who has nine or fewer credits left to meet EVHS graduation requirements may participate in the June graduation ceremonies. However, any student who is short credits, yet within this parameter, must also be enrolled at Eastview High School or at one of the alternative learning centers with whom we work (District ALC, DCALS, SES, ABE, etc.) If the student has “dropped,” he/she is not eligible to participate. Those with insufficient credits will not receive a diploma until all graduation requirements have been satisfactorily met.
- College Fair/College Visits
- Co-Located Mental Health Services
- Emergency Information
- Health Services
- Student Health/School Nurse
- Homebound Instruction
- Peer Tutoring Options
- Special Education Services
- Student Support Programs
- Withdrawal From School
District 196 and Eastview High School have partnered with Water’s Edge Counseling & Healing Center and Associated Clinic of Psychology with the help from a grant by the Minnesota Department of Human Services to provide mental health services to our students and families. Therapists from Water’s Edge and ACP provide services that include individual therapy, family therapy, individual skills training and family skills training in collaboration with the family and EVHS to provide the appropriate care for the student. Water’s Edge and ACP will work directly with your insurance provider on your behalf to answer questions and service will be provided regardless of your insurance coverage. If you have questions about a referral to this program, please connect with your Eastview school counselor.
The Nurse’s Office is located next to the Attendance Office. Any student who is ill or in need of first aid should see the nurse. The student should first get a pass from his/her classroom teacher – unless it is an emergency. If a student is too ill to remain in school, as determined by the nurse, the nurse will notify the parents and sign the student out of school. If this procedure is not followed, the absence will be considered unexcused and the possibility of a disciplinary action may follow. The student may be released only to their parent(s) or an adult designated by his/her parent(s).
Students who have prolonged illness, defined by three (3) consecutive days out of school, and are unable to attend school should contact the nurse for homework collection. There is a 24-48 hour turn around for homework collection.
Healthy students are successful students
Our school staff provide a variety of services that support a healthy learning community. We are committed to providing students with health conditions access to their education by facilitating their independence and creating a community of support by working collaboratively with the student, their family and district staff. School nurses promote optimal student health for optimal learning.
Throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic District 196 will be following the guidelines for attendance, exclusion and isolation established by the Minnesota Department of Health. Our nurses work with students and their families, staff and health care providers to develop plans supporting school attendance.
During the COVID-19 Pandemic
During the COVID-19 Pandemic it is especially important that:
- You continue to consult with your health care provider regarding well-visits and immunizations
- Maintain good hygiene
- Wash hands, don't touch your face
- Regularly practice social distancing
- Wear a face mask in public
- Stay home when you aren't feeling well
- Stay away from others who are ill
Establish healthy habits early to ensure your child’s success
Instilling healthy habits and routines (adequate sleep/nutrition) and consistent attendance ensures a student’s success in school even as early as kindergarten. We know that too many absences/tardies, for whatever reason, can cause children to fall behind both academically and socially.
The school district will follow the guidelines from the Minnesota Department of Health for recommended exclusion and notification for vaccine-preventable diseases including mumps, measles, rubella, pertussis, diphtheria, viral hepatitis, chickenpox and meningitis. Families will not be notified and students are not excluded for lice, pink eye or strep throat.
All incoming students must provide proof of complete immunization records, as deemed by MN State law, or one of the legal alternatives. Beginning in the Fall 2014 all incoming 10th grade students will be required to provide proof of the Meningococcal vaccination or legal exemption.
For more information, call your doctor, clinic or health plan or