Index to Student Handbook
-Activity/Athletic Bus Transportation
-Computer Labs and Chromebooks
Statement of Purpose
Terms of Agreement
-Daily Student Bulletin
-Driving and Parking
-Fines and/or Obligations
-Homework HELP/Study Table
-Identification Cards (ID)
-Lost and Found
-Selling Items at School
-Signs and Posters
-Student Store/Vending Machines
-Bus Service Eligibility
-Items not Allowed on Bus
-Transportation Disciplinary Procedures
-Career Resource Center
-Community Service Hours
-Permanent Early dismissal/Late Arrival
-Dropping a Course
-Withdrawal or Transfer from School
-Non Resident Students
-Relevant Federal and State Law
-Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying RCW28A.300.285
Electronic Devices in the Classroom
Personal Protection Spray Devices
Public Displays of Affection
Respect and Common Courtesy/Civility
Weapons on School Premises (RCW 9.41280)
Arriving Late/Leaving Early
Lack of Compliance with staff
Leave of Absence
Drug (including Alcohol) and Drug Paraphernalia
Tobacco (Smoking or Chewing) E-Cigarettes
Extra Curricular Programs
Student Government Officers
Renton School District Important Policies and Procedures for All Students and Families
Notice of Rights Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
The Hazen Community supports each member to achieve our maximum potential both in and outside of the classroom.
We will achieve this by:
1.Taking PRIDE in our own work and the work of the community while heeding each member’s personal story and supporting their future plans.
2.Creating an inclusive environment of UNITY where all members see themselves reflected in the work as we create opportunities to showcase talents, interests, and cultures.
3.Preparing all community members for ACHIEVEMENT by supporting rigorous intellectual development, technological literacy, and social responsibility.
THE ALMA MATER Green, Gold and Blue
The greenwoods scent the dewy air where golden treasures lie,
Beneath the bonnie, bonnie blue in the land of Hazen High.
When e’re a’roving far from thee to seek our fortunes due,
These golden hours the dearer be with the touch of green and blue.
So let there be no last farewell among the Highland Clan,
For Highland hearts will always dwell in the brotherhood of man.
So on our lips we seal our vow to be true to green, gold, and blue.
The Hazen Highlanders come down from the hill.
Our loyal students cheer as one loud and shrill
Our adversaries will learn to fear our name
After seeing how we fight to win the game.
So, go, go, you Highlanders for all Hazen High
Keep your banners high for all to see.
And they’ll take the low road
And we’ll take the high road
Back to Hazen with victory.
- Activity/Athletic Bus Transportation
- Statement of Purpose
- Terms of Agreement
- Daily Student Bulletin
- Driving and Parking
- Parking Registration Prices
- Emergency Preparedness
- Fines and/or Obligations
- Health Services
- Homework HELP/Study Table
- Identification Cards
- Selling Items at School
- Signs and Posters
- Student Store/Vending Machines
- Voter Registration
BUS SERVICE ELIGIBILITY
Bus service may be provided for students who live outside of one radius mile from their home school. Exceptions are made only when hazardous conditions are determined by the District. To change an assigned bus and/or stop for the day, students must obtain a bus pass from the main office. If there is a permanent change of address, please notify your school to obtain a bus assignment. Permanent changes may take up to 5 school days to process.
Bus passengers should arrive at the bus stop no sooner or later than five minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive. Buses will promptly depart all schools 7 minutes after dismissal times. For safety, once bus doors are closed Drivers will not stop for late arriving students.
Emergency routing information is available online at Renton Schools Website Local radio and TV stations will provide up-to-date information each morning when the roads are slick and/or snowy. Ask the Driver in advance for emergency route information.
Driver has full authority over the passengers on the bus including seating assignments.
Safe, respectful conduct is expected at all times:
• Obey the Driver’s instructions when first requested
• Remain seated
• Respect others and their property
• Keep your hands to yourself
• Keep noise level down
ITEMS NOT ALLOWED ON BUS
• Drugs, paraphernalia, cigarettes\e-cigarettes or any related products
• Glass objects: bottles, jars, etc., aerosol cans
• Inflated balloons
• Live animals, bugs, worms
• Over sized objects and instruments, those that cannot fit safely on the lap of the student
• Weapons: guns, knives, razor blades, etc. (real or toy)
• Laser Pointer
• Any item which cannot be transported easily or which creates a safety concern, such as:
o Open containers of food, drink, gum
o Plants, dirt, other growing projects
o Sports equipment which could endanger others: javelins, pole vaults or shot puts
o Skate boards, baseball bats and scooters of any type
o Any devices that are distracting to driver’s ability to drive
Please arrange for alternate transportation if any of the above items need to be transported to or from school.
The District reserves the right to suspend\expel transportation privileges for any student who violates bus rules. Suspension or expulsion from bus riding privileges will include all school buses, activity buses, and field trips. Students riding District buses may be subject to continuous video and audio monitoring.
TRANSPORTATION DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES
When, in the opinion of the Driver, a serious rule violation occurs, or when the Driver’s efforts to deal with less severe violations are unsuccessful, or a pattern seems to have developed, a school bus incident report will be initiated. The intent is to maintain good order and a safe environment for students riding buses to and from school or school sponsored activities, as well as to notify parents of the misconduct of their children. Students in grades 6-12 will be denied bus riding privileges until the Incident Report has been signed by a Parent/Guardian and returned to the bus Driver. Serious or persistent violations will result in progressive discipline. The age and experience of the student will determine how many progressive steps are appropriate. Certain activities may result in immediate suspension from bus riding privileges.
These include but are not limited to
• Fighting on the bus
• Obscene gestures or profanity directed at the bus Driver or others
• Throwing objects in or out of the bus
• Any part of the body extended outside of the bus
• Possession of dangerous weapons or articles
• Pointing a laser pointer
• Assault on Driver or any school district staff may result in an indefinite suspension and possible criminal charges
• Smoking or use/possession of drugs may result in suspension and possible criminal charges
• Destroying or defacing district or private property
The rules contained herein are meant to regulate student conduct at school, conduct at all school-sponsored activities, and other off-campus conduct that adversely affects the school learning climate. Some of these rules contain recommended penalties. However, depending on the circumstance of the student’s violation, school authorities may, in compliance with state law and the rules of the State Board of Education, Chapter 180-40 WAC, impose discipline, short-term suspension, long-term suspension, or expulsion.
- Relevant Federal and State Law
- Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying RCW 28A.300.285
- Social Media
- Classroom Disruptions
- Electronic Devices in the Classroom
- Gang Affiliation/Display
- Personal Protection Spray Devices
- Public Displays of Affection
- Respect and Common Courtesy/Civility
- Student Behavior
- Student Dress
- Weapons on School Premises (RCW 9.41.280)
It is the intent of the school to encourage students to correct undesirable/unacceptable behavior, attendance, or attitude problems whenever reasonably possible. At each intervention step, the intent is to assist students in identifying the problem, understanding what new behavior is necessary, and encouraging the student to accept accountability for his/her actions. Students must accept responsibility and consequences for the choices they make.
Disciplinary actions include but are not limited to:
Lunch Detention Short Term Suspension
After School Intervention Long Term Suspension
Friday Morning Intervention Expulsion
In-School Suspension Change of Placement (Alternative to Hazen)
EXTRA CURRICULAR PROGRAMS
Hazen High School has many activities in which students can participate. Don’t sit on the sidelines—get involved and be a strong voice at Hazen High School. Students are encouraged to purchase a $30 ASB card to support their school, as well as to receive discounts when purchasing tickets to dances, athletic events, the school yearbook, etc. ALL STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES SUPPORTED BY THE ASB ARE REQUIRED TO BUY AN ASB CARD. ASB cards are on sale in the ASB office. There is a $5 replacement fee for lost I.D. card/ASB card.
Activity Card/ID: All students issued I.D. cards must carry them at all times. Students must present I.D. card for admission to all school dances.
Black Student Union
Break Dance Club
Culinary Arts Chef Club
FLASH (Photography club)
Gay Straight Alliance (GSA)
Hazen Players (Drama)
Journalism (The Kilt)
Latino Student Union
Literary Magazine (Euphony)
National Honor Society
Speech and Debate Team
Yearbook (The Lonach)
Hazen is a member of the North Puget Sound League, the West Central District, and the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association. Our teams compete with other conference teams for league, district, and state honors.
Eligibility: To participate in any interscholastic program, students must:
· pass 4 classes in previous trimester and maintain passing grades in at least 4 classes during current trimester;
· meet district minimum grade point average standard of 2.0; some activities may require higher G.P.A.’s as per their constitutions;
· purchase an ASB card;
· pay participation fee of $75;
· pay all outstanding fines & clear all detention hours;
· have on file a recent physical examination;
· purchase insurance or sign an insurance waiver;
· meet all W.I.A.A. rules and regulations; and
· receive an athletic clearance slip from the athletic secretary in the main office.
cross country (boys/girls)
golf (boys and girls)
baseball (boys) softball (girls)
track (boys and girls)
Sportsmanship: Hazen High School is responsible for following sportsmanship and spectator guidelines. These guidelines are published in the hopes that high school athletics will be kept within the proper spirit of competition:
• encourage the rules and traditions of league loyalty that will be recognized by everyone with whom we come in contact.
• exemplify the highest principles of moral character, citizenship, scholarship, and sportsmanship upon which the Seamount League is established.
• maintain a courteous, respectful attitude toward all schools, officials, athletes, and spectators with which we come into contact.
• be tolerant that all students have equal rights in the activities of the various schools around the league.
• display modesty in victory and graciousness in defeat, to cultivate a spirit of honesty and fairness in all we do.
Continue to remember the principles of good sportsmanship and keep Hazen in the forefront of being known as a great school.
All students are members of the Hazen Associated Student Body (ASB) and are encouraged to actively participate in student government. The student body is governed by the Student Council Executive Board and Senate, which is composed of the following voting members: ASB President; Vice President; Secretary; Treasurer; Historian; Highlander Club officers; Parliamentarian; one representative from each home room; the senior, junior, sophomore, and freshman class presidents; and the president from each chartered club.
RENTON SCHOOL DISTRICT
IMPORTANT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR ALL STUDENTS AND FAMILIES
All policies and procedures of the Renton School District may be found and accessed at the website. Please note that we provide annual notice regarding the policies and procedures listed below to all students and families. This document constitutes our annual notice, such that if you have additional concerns or need more information you may access the most up-to-date information using the link above.
Policy and Procedure 3205 – Sexual Harassment of Students Prohibited
Policy and Procedure 3207 – Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying
Policy and Procedure 3210 – Nondiscrimination and Harassment-Free Environment Policy and Procedure 3240 – Student Conduct Expectations and Reasonable Sanctions
Policy and Procedure 3241 – Classroom Management, Discipline and Corrective Action
Policy and Procedure 4200 – Safe and Orderly Learning Environment
Policy 4210 – Regulation of Dangerous Weapons on School Premises
Policy 4215 – Use of Tobacco and Nicotine Substances
Instructional Technology Responsible Use Policy (RUP) http://www.rentonschools.us/Page/2458
Notice of Rights Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students over 18 years of age (“eligible students”) certain rights with respect to the student’s education records. They are:
1.The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the District receives a request for access. Parents or eligible students should submit to the school principal (or appropriate school official) a written request that identifies the record(s) they wish to inspect. The principal or appropriate school official will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.
2.The right to request the amendment of student’s education records that the parent or eligible student believes are inaccurate or misleading. Parents or eligible students may ask Renton School District to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate or misleading. They should write the school principal or custodian of such records, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading.
If the District decides not to amend the record as requested by the parent or eligible student, the District will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and advise them of their right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing.
3.The right to consent to disclosures of personal identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. One exception which permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the District as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement personnel); a person serving on the School Board; a person or company with whom the District has contracted to perform a special task (such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, or therapist); or parent or student serving on an official committee, such as disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks.
A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. Upon request, the Renton School District will disclose education records without consent to officials of another school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.
4.The right to file a complaint with the Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the District to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address is:
Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20202-4605.
Head Lice Information
Head lice are an occasional annoyance for children in schools. Please check your child’s head every few weeks for signs of lice. It is easier to tackle the issue when lice are found early.
Inspect your child’s head and hair, particularly around the ears and at the nape of the neck. Look for:
• Intense itching and/or red marks on the scalp
• Tiny oval whitish eggs (nits). Nits are tightly attached to the hair and will not flake off like dandruff or hair product.
• Live lice – See the links below for pictures of lice.
To prevent lice, instruct your children not to share combs, brushes, or clothing. Lice do not jump or fly from one person to another. They are transmitted only by close contact with persons or articles such as hats, brushes, combs, pillows, coats, etc. which contain the lice or nits on them.
If you find nits or lice on your child’s head, several steps are needed to get rid of them including correctly using a FDA-approved lice hair treatment, nit removal and washing all articles in contact with hair in hot water.
If you find your child has lice, please inform the office staff at school so that school lice procedures can be followed. Bring your child to the school office to be checked prior to returning to the classroom. It is also helpful to inform the adults in charge of other children with whom your child has close contact, such as close friends, daycare, sports teams or youth groups. Consult your child’s health care provider if you do not have success treating the lice with over-the-counter products.
For more information, visit:
King County Lice Information
State of Washington Lice Information
Center for Disease Control - CDC
CDC - Lice Treatment