Policies & Procedures
- STUDENT AGENDA
- STUDENT POLICY HANDBOOK
- STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
- TRIP/TRAVEL RESPONSIBILITIES
Beckman High School Attendance Policy
- 24-Hour Attendance Line: 714-734-2900, Press "1"
- Attendance Office Hours: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Student’s first and last name
- Student’s 5-digit I.D. number
- Spell the student's last name if you do not have an I.D. number
- The reason for absence (please be as brief as possible)
- The name and relationship of person calling
- Remember to call each day student is absent.
LATE ARRIVAL PROCEDURES
Student who are late should report to the Attendance Office (Window 1) when they arrive to school. Parents are required to provide student with a handwritten note indicating the reason for being late.
EARLY DISMISSAL (leaving school early) PROCEDURES
- Parent/Guardian required to provide student with a handwritten note with the following:
- Student's First & Last Name
- Student's I.D. Number
- The time and reason student needs to leave campus.
- Please indicate if student will be self-transporting without parent (drives, bikes, bus, or walks)
- Submit note to the Attendance Office BEFORE SCHOOL.
- Students will be signed out by office staff, allowing parents to remain in their vehicle (if they are picking up student)
- **IMPORTANT: Students not signed out prior to leaving campus will receive detention. NO EXCEPTIONS.
IF YOU RECEIVE AN ABSENCE PHONE CALL IN ERROR
Check the Aeries Parent or Student Portal to locate which class student was marked absent. Send an email to the teacher regarding the absence or have student speak to the teacher the following day. The teacher will notify the Attendance Office to make any corrections. TEACHERS WILL NOTIFY THE ATTENDANCE OFFICE FOR ALL CORRECTIONS.
IF YOU REPORTED AN ABSENCE AND STILL RECEIVE A PHONE CALL
Please call the Attendance Office again. Due to unforeseen circumstances, it’s possible the phone call was not received, interpreted, or recorded.
STUDENT IN CLASS NOT FEELING WELL
For safety reasons student should not contact parent/guardian from the classroom. Student should request a pass from their teacher to visit the health office, and the school nurse will contact the parent/guardian.
TARDY POLICY & PROCEDURES
Oversleeping, missing the bus, traffic, car problems, etc. are not considered valid reasons for excused tardies. Tardiness applies before school, between classes, and after break/lunch.
Tardy Lockouts may take place randomly during a school day and throughout the year. Students receive 1 detention when caught in a Tardy Lockout. Students who are not in their seats and/or in class when the tardy bell rings, are directed to the attendance office and receive 1 detention.
Beckman High School Tardy Policy
- For every 3 tardies, students will receive one hour of detention
- Examples as follows:
- 3 Tardies = 1 hour
- 6 Tardies = 2 hours
- 9 Tardies = 3 hours
- Examples as follows:
- The office will run weekly reports and notify students of their tardies and detention hours.
Detention information is listed below as a reminder:
- Monday - Thursday: 3:30pm-4:30pm
- Tuesday - Thursday: 5th & 6th periods (1:21pm-3:18pm)
- Wednesday (ONLY): 3:05pm-4:05pm
- Location: Room 128
**All detention hours must be cleared in order to attend a school dance.
Students who get caught in a tardy lockout will get 1 detention. Lockouts are randomly scheduled and can happen any day and during any class period.
Tustin Unified School District
Beckman High School
STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
(Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, § 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973)
The Tustin Unified School District (Tustin USD) is committed to ensuring equal, fair, and meaningful access to employment and education services. The District prohibits, in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity, unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying, based on actual or perceived race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, immigration status, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, veteran or military status, medical condition, pregnancy and related conditions, retaliation, or political beliefs; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Your child has a right to a free public education, regardless of immigration status. The District will take steps to assure that the lack of English will not be a barrier to admission and participation in District programs. A copy of the District’s nondiscrimination policy is available from the Tustin Unified School District Office.
The following position is designated Coordinator for Nondiscrimination at Beckman High School to handle complaints regarding discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, and to answer inquiries regarding the District’s nondiscrimination policies:
Mai Huynh - Assistant Principal
Discipline Office 714-734-2900 ext. 522
Any student who feels that he/she has been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying should immediately contact the Coordinator, the principal, or any other staff member. In addition, any student who observes any such incident should report the incident to the Coordinator or principal, whether or not the victim files a complaint.
Any school employee who observes an incident of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying or to whom such an incident is reported shall report the incident to the Coordinator or principal, whether or not the victim files a complaint.
Trip Travel Student/Parent Responsibilities
Beckman High School is proud to have student representatives at various conferences, camps, and athletic competitions around the country and around the world. Continued success and viability of these trips is dependent on students and parents demonstrating proper conduct while traveling. While the students represent Beckman High School at any school related trip, all school rules, Education Code sections, and board regulations are in effect. Please review the sections below with your student and then sign and return the bottom portion of this memo. When indicated, please refer to the attached Education Code sections and TUSD Regulations. If you have any questions regarding any of this information, please call Penn Bushong, the Assistant Principal who oversees athletics, at (714)734-2900, extension 517.
All school rules, Education Code Sections, and TUSD Regulations apply at all times – including time away from competition or organized activities, and when under the supervision of chaperones. Please pay particular attention to the following Education Code Sections.
Drug and alcohol related violations of the Education Code [see Ed. Code Sections 48900 (c) (d) (j); Ed. Code Section 48915 (a) (3); Ed. Code Section 48915 (c) (3)] will result in an immediate removal from all school related activities, and upon return to school, immediate suspension. In accordance with Board Policies and Regulations 5114 and 5118 the student will face the following consequences:
- If the incident is a first offense, the school may exercise disciplinary consequences that may include 1) suspension 2) recommendation for involuntary transfer to another high school within Tustin Unified School District 3) recommendation for expulsion from all schools within Tustin Unified School District. Beckman High School may also recommend participation in a drug and alcohol education program.
- If the incident is a second offense the student may be suspended or recommended for expulsion from all schools within Tustin Unified School District.
Bullying and Hazing [Ed Code Section 48900 (q)] are not permitted and will result in an immediate removal from all school related activities and possible suspension, expulsion, or involuntary transfer upon return to school.
In addition to suspension from school, involuntary transfer, or expulsion, code of conduct violations may result in suspension of school related activities and removal from the class, or classes related to these activities.
Students must also obey the following rules:
- Guests are not allowed in student rooms (only coaches, players, parents, chaperones)
- Students must be accompanied by a chaperone at all times
- Students may not swim in a pool or in the ocean unless there is a lifeguard on duty
It is through the support of parents that we are able to sponsor trips and activities. Parents and chaperones that accompany students have a great responsibility. Any inappropriate behavior jeopardizes Beckman High School’s ability to sponsor trips in the future. We ask that parents and chaperones follow these guidelines:
- All chaperones must complete a chaperone packet
- All chaperones must adhere to TUSD Board Policy/Regulation 6174 regarding Trip/Travel supervision
- All chaperones may not consume alcohol during the trip
- All chaperones must immediately report any problems and/or rule violations to the coach or supervisor