School Policies and Student Conduct
At Hazen High School we hold high expectations for our students. We do so because we believe in our hearts and minds that they can achieve them. At times our students need our support and guidance as they learn and grow and we employ the use of restorative practices to address school discipline and harm.
The rules in this handbook are meant to communicate our expectations for 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 violation, school authorities may, in compliance with state law and the rules of the State Board of
Education, Chapter 180-40 WAC, impose a variety of disciplinary responses and/or sanctions.
- 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)
We employ restorative practices as part of our strategy to nurture a school community built upon Hazen’s values and our high expectations for student conduct. At times, we know that our students need our support and guidance to meet our expectations and learn from their actions. Disciplinary actions are intended to help our students a) accurately reflect upon their actions/words, b) identify the impacts of their actions/words, c) internalize their own learning, and d) make a path forward to avoid future issues. All choices have consequences and students will be held to high expectations for the choices they make. Disciplinary actions include but are not limited to:
· Meeting with an administrator
· Family meeting
· Opportunities to learn (Everfi, Webquest etc.)
· Lunch Detention
· After School Intervention
· Friday Morning Intervention
· In-School Suspension (ISS)
· Short Term Suspension (1-9 days)
· Long Term Suspension (10+ days)
· Administrative contracts (No Contact, Safety Plan etc.)
· Change of Placement (Alternative to Hazen)
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.