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Behavior/Attendance/Technology Expectations


Guidance Office

 Assistant Principal:

 Robert Potts – [email protected]

 (626) 960-7741 extension 87443



 Sylvia Ramage – [email protected]

 (626) 960-7741 extension 87088


Welcome to SVHS! 


In an effort to support student success at Sierra Vista High School, please refer to the Student and Parent/Guardian Handbook.  The handbook has been prepared to inform you of procedures, policies, and regulations for our Don's.  The expectations set forth in the handbook are in place to support the safety and academic success of all our students.  Please click on the PDF link in this page to access the 2023-2024 SVHS Student and Parent/Guardian Handbook.  Remember we are DONSDo your best; Own your Actions; Never give up; Show honor and integrity. 

SVHS behavior and attendance expectations are in place to help guide our students with their academic success.  However, students need to be aware there are direct consequences for any situation/s where students fail to expectations. This includes virtual classrooms via distance learning. SVHS will host numerous school activities, virtually and in person, such as sporting events, various school dances, rallies, field trips, etc.  


ALL SVHS students have the opportunity to participate in school activities, however, be aware of the following which MAY cause students to lose SCHOOL PRIVILEGES and can jeopardize participation in the numerous school sponsored activities.  

  • FIVE or more UNEXCUSED/UNVERIFIED ABSENCES during the school year may be grounds for loss of school activities
  • REMINDER: 3 TARDIES to any class periods equals ONE Unexcused Absence. 
  • Students with 10 or more absences in one year, jeopardize failing the class by not meeting the minimum seat hours required by state law.
  • Students SUSPENDED from school and/or assigned In School Suspension (ISS)
  • Students with multiple teacher referrals to the Guidance Office
  • Two or more referrals in one school year is considered excessive
  • Students who violate school rules/policies/procedures more than once
    • Rules such as electronic devices, dress code, etc.
Be advised, student attendance is required for ALL class periods.  


Sierra Vista High School


Technology Expectations


Academic Honesty

Board Policy 5131.9 The Board of Education believes that personal integrity is basic to all solid achievement. Students will reach their full potential only by being honest with themselves and with others.

The Board expects students to respect the educational purpose underlying all school activities. All students need to prove to themselves that they can do successful work as a result of their own efforts. The Board expects that students will not cheat, lie or plagiarize.

The Board recognized that students are more inclined to cheat when there is little likelihood of getting caught. Each school shall provide an environment that encourages honesty. Students must know that their teachers will not ignore or condone cheating and that anyone discovered cheating will be penalized.

When an incidence of cheating occurs, parents/guardians shall be contacted and asked to make sure that their children have adequate time to study at home.

Teachers shall instruct students in research and study skills appropriate to each subject, so that all students may feel confident that if they prepare, they can succeed without cheating. Students shall be encouraged to see tests as a means for finding out what they have learned. They shall be reminded that students who cheat on tests are cheating themselves.

Any student who gives or receives information during a test shall receive a zero. Depending on the seriousness of the violation, the student may be kept after class for counseling or may be given no credit for the grade period or for the semester.

District principals shall encourage teachers to arrange seating in the least crowded way possible and to monitor tests as actively as possible.

Principals shall encourage teachers to give essay questions and oral, individual tests insofar as practicable. When using true-false or multiple-choice tests, teachers shall be advised to randomly distribute different versions of the test within the classroom.

Principals shall also encourage teachers to give open-book or open-note tests. Such tests may be made more analytical and more difficult in order to compensate for the use of the book or notes. Where space permits, teachers shall be urged to discourage plagiarism by keeping a file of term papers for up to five years and by asking students to submit outlines before their papers are due.







Computer Use: Acceptable Use Policy

Baldwin Park Unified School District High School Student Acceptable Use Policy (AUP). Read the following carefully. You will be held responsible for understanding and abiding by this policy. If you have questions about the AUP, be certain they have been answered before you sign the Student Acceptable Use Contract.

  1. Introduction

The Baldwin Park Unified School District (BPUSD) provides students access to worldwide educational resources through the use of the Internet for school projects and research. Access to the Internet in Baldwin Park schools is intended only for educational purposes. The goal in providing the services is to promote educational excellence. Because the Internet is accessed by millions of other computer users, BPUSD cannot control the information that is available. There is a small percentage of information not considered appropriate for school-age students. All users must be continuously on guard to avoid inappropriate and illegal interaction while on the network. To ensure appropriate use of the Internet, each student is required to sign and return an Acceptable Use Contract wherein s/he agrees to the terms of this Acceptable Use of Policy.

  1. Student Terms and Conditions for Use of the Internet (On Campus/Distance Learning)

The use of the Internet by BPUSD students is a privilege, not a right. It is to be used only for educational goals consistent with the curriculum of this school district. Be aware BPUSD filters all internet activity via Gaggle to keep students safe through active monitoring of O365 and G-Suite including email. You may lose the privilege of internet access through the BPUSD network server if any of the terms and conditions are violated. The BPUSD Acceptable Use Policy is an extension of school’s behavior code. School rules and consequences apply to vandalism of computer equipment, unauthorized access to information, computer piracy, hacking, and any tampering with district hardware or software. The student accepts full personal responsibility for reporting any misuse or abuse of the network to the teacher, aide, counselor, or principal.


Rules for Use:

  • Use of the Internet at school is for educational purposes
  • Use only your assigned username and password; never use another person’s
  • Do not use, change, or delete another user’s password. Do not trespass in another user’s folder, mail, work, files or folders.
  • Do not transmit or receive any materials in violation of any local, state, or federal
  • Do not transmit material that is threatening, obscene, disruptive, sexually explicit, or that could be constructed as harassment or disparagement of others based on their race national origin, sex sexual orientation, age, disability, religion or political beliefs.
  • Cyberbullying is not tolerated and will result in disciplinary
  • If you happen to come upon inappropriate information, do not share it with other students. Close your device and report it immediately to your teacher or librarian. Doing so will protect you from any charges that you have violated the Student Acceptable Use Policy.
  • Use only the software provided by the It is illegal to use software without a proper license.
  • All copyrighted materials are subject to the Fair Use provision of copyright law as it relates to education. Internet materials used in reports or other documents must be properly cited.
  • Do not use the Internet at school to post, announce, advertise, sell or buy
  • Consequences

Inappropriate use, including any violation of the Student Acceptable Use Policy, may result in one or more of the following consequences:

  • Conference with student and/or
  • Suspension or revocation of school computer and/or internet
  • School consequences including suspension or
  • Legal action and/or prosecution by

Any user identified as a security risk or having a history of problems with other computer systems may be denied access to BPUSD network services.

  1. Services

The BPUSD and its schools make no warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, for the service they are providing and will not be responsible for damages including loss of data resulting from transmission delays, non-delivery of data, or service interruptions due to system errors, system malfunctions, operator errors, or viruses. Use of information obtained via the system is at your own risk. BPUSD specifically disclaims any responsibility for the accuracy of the information obtained through network services.


Computer Use: Chromebook Information

All students will be required to check out a school issued Chromebook. School issued Chromebooks will be essential to accessing online curriculum, education applications, and online assessments. Once again, school issued Chromebooks will be required for all students. Students will be held accountable and are required to care for their device.

Students are expected to:

  • Comply with the DEVICE Agreement, BPUSD Acceptable Use Policy, and all policies of the school district when using the DEVICEs
  • Bring the DEVICE to school every day and make sure it is fully charged. Failure to do so may result in the loss of the student’s ability to fully participate in the classroom learning process. Note: A fully charged DEVICE should last the entire school day.
  • Treat the DEVICE with care and never leave it in an unsecured location. Do not leave device/Chromebook in your locker and/or the classroom – this is not permitted as you will be responsible/liable for any theft or damage to the school device assigned to you.
  • Keep their Chromebook protected in case/cover at all times.
  • Keep Chromebooks away from liquids and hot temperatures.
    • Not share their Chromebook, charger, or login with
  • Promptly report any problems with the DEVICE to their teacher or administrator
  • Not remove or interfere with the serial number and other identification of the DEVICE
  • Not attempt to remove or change the physical structure of the DEVICE, including the keys, or screen cover
  • Not apply stickers on the DEVICE, or deface the DEVICE with pens, markers, crayons,
  • Not attempt to install or run any operating system on the DEVICE other than the Chrome Operating System supported by the school district
  • Keep the DEVICE clean. The screen must not be touched with anything (e.g., your finger, pen, pencil, etc.) other than approved DEVICE screen cleaners
  • Not attempt to alter or bypass security
  • Not attempt to close the DEVICE with any supplies on the keyboard (e.g., pencil, pen,)


The following charges will be associated with damages caused to any Chromebooks. Damages should be reported to your teacher immediately.



Lost Device


Permanent Damage to Device


Keyboard Damage


Screen Damage


Camera Damage

$125 - $135

USB/Charging Port Damage


Touchpad Damage


Frame Damage


Damaged or Missing Charger


Case Missing or Damaged


Missing Student Hotspot


Hotspot Damage Missing Parts


Missing Keys




Asset Tag Missing


Sticker Removal




Computer Use: Device Ownership/Responsibility

Students and their parents/guardians are reminded that using a District DEVICE requires responsibility. Students should also be aware that everything done on any district owned network, or electronic communication device, may be monitored by school or school district authorities. Inappropriate use of the technology may result in disciplinary action. Note, that the district provides a content filter on devices issued to students by setting up a virtual private network to ensure the network traffic is sent to our district firewall. However, no content filter is 100% fool proof and thus parents should monitor their child’s use of a device when accessing the internet.


Baldwin Park Unified School District retains sole right of ownership of the DEVICE. The DEVICES are loaned to the students for educational purposes for the academic year. Moreover, BPUSD administrative staff and faculty retain the right to collect and/or inspect DEVICES at any time.


Students are solely responsible for the DEVICE (Chromebook/laptop/hotspot) issued to them and should adhere to the rules, otherwise you are responsible of the full cost of the damaged/stolen/lost (misplaced) device/s.


Computer Use: Digital Citizenship

As stated before, students and their parents/guardians are reminded that using a District DEVICE requires responsibility. Students should also be aware that everything done on any district owned network, or electronic communication device, may be monitored by school or school district authorities. Inappropriate use of the technology may result in disciplinary action. Note, that the district provides a content filter on devices issued to students by setting up a virtual private network to ensure the network traffic is sent to our district firewall. However, no content filter is 100% fool proof and thus parents should monitor their child’s use of a device when access the internet.

Students signed the Acceptable Use Policy and Internet Use as part of the enrollment process to allow students access to the District server and District email account. Students must follow the five conditions of being a good digital citizen:


I will show respect for my school, district, and myself through my actions. I will act with integrity. I will select online names that are appropriate. I will consider the information and images that I post online. I will not visit sites that are offensive or inappropriate.


I will ensure that the information, images, and materials I post online will not put me at risk. I will not publish my personal details, contact details, or schedule of my activities. I will report any attacks or inappropriate behavior directed at me. I will protect passwords, accounts, and resources.


I will show respect to others. I will not use electronic mediums to bully or harass others. I will not abuse my rights of access. I will not misrepresent my identity by posing online as someone else.


I will protect others by reporting abuse, not forwarding inappropriate materials or communications, and I will report unacceptable materials and conversations. I will report any incident of others falsifying identity.


I will respect the intellectual property of others online and will cite sources when appropriate. I will not use my DEVICE to plagiarize or copy work from the Internet or other students.


Students are not to install any additional applications or extensions on their DEVICE that are not installed by a member of the school district staff. Students are responsible for backing up their data to protect it from loss. Users of school technology should have no expectations of privacy as to any data that is, or was, stored on the DEVICE, school network, or any school-issued applications, and are given no guarantee that data will be retained or destroyed.


Students are required to follow all copyright laws around all media including text, images, programs, music, and video. Downloading, sharing, and posting online any illegally obtained media is a violation of the school district’s Acceptable Use Policy.

Students in violation of expected classroom/school behaviors (including thru distance learning) may result in one or more of the following consequences: conference with student and/or parent; school consequences including detention (when classes are offered on campus), loss of school privileges, suspension or expulsion; legal action and/or prosecution by authorities.