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YEAR TWO BTSA
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MORSE HIGH SCHOOL
2012 HTC INDUCTION
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Class Profile (A-1)


DIRECTIONS: Completing the class profile will help you learn about your teaching context. Consult with your support
provider, your administrators, and colleagues, to gather information about your teaching context. You may add to the
class profile at any time as you learn about your students, school, and district. Revisit this class profile throughout the
year. If your district/school provides this information in another format, make a copy and attach it.
Student Name

Apostol, Brian

Date of
Birth

English
Learner

Special Needs

Comments

(Check if applicable)

(K-3 only)

(Check if
applicable)

Identifiers*

Academic strengths; social strengths; notes about


parents; etc.

GATE

Highly talented, underachiever

Calimlim, Jade
Candare, GeAnnmarie
Casino, Brando
Chargualaf, Faith

Pregnant

Coloma, Arthur
Cruz, Peter
Delos Santos,
Christian
Fernandez, Pamela
Ignacio, Janet

absences

Ilano, Averi
Mesina, Roann

frequently sick

Mique, Jarell
Natividad, Aubrey
Nobles, Jason
Servenas, Allyssa
Villamarin, Villi

SLI

SLI no longer applies

* Possible Identifiers: 504Legal in-class Accommodations; GATE-Gifted & Talented Education; MED-Medical Condition;
MI. Ed.-Migrant Education; RSP-Resource Specialist Program; Ret-Retained; S/L-Speech & Language;
SP-Special Education w/IEP; SST-Student w/interventions.

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A-1 Class Profile


DIRECTIONS: Consult with your support provider, administrators, and colleagues to gather information about your teaching
context. You may add to the Class Profile at any time as you learn about your students, school, and district. Revisit this
Class Profile throughout the year. Enter applicable information. Use first names to protect confidentiality.
If your district/school provides this information in another format, copy and attach it.

Students with Medical Conditions:


Name

Chargualaf, Faith

Emergency
Contact

(619) 519-0967

Condition

Support
(Resources, Assistive Technologies)

Heart Arrhythmia

Modified P.E./Excercise

Students with Individualized Educational Plans (IEP):


Name

Next IEP
Meeting
Date

Classroom
Accommodations/
Modifications

Behavioral
Support
Strategies

Goals

Benchmarks

Case Carrier

Students with 504 Plans:


Name

Classroom
Accommodations

Behavioral Support Strategies

SST Meeting Notes

Students with Previous Student Study Team (SST) Interventions:


Name

Villamarin, Villi

SST Date to
Reconvene

n/a

Interventions to Implement

achieved goals

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Students who are Gifted and Talented (GATE):


Name

Apostol, Brian

Academic Strengths

Music, English

Individualized
Learning
Plan (ILP)
Goals

Social
Strengths

Outgoing,
Friendly

Recommendations

use music as incentive for academic


growth

n/a

1
2

n/a

n/a

n/a

Filipino

Filipino

n/a

n/a

n/a

Filipino

Filipino

n/a

n/a

n/a

Filipino

Filipino

n/a

n/a

n/a

Listening

Reading

Writing

Composite

Score

Speaking

ReDesignated

Filipino

English Language Proficiency Levels

Migrant
Program

Language
spoken in
the Home1

Filipino

Language

Calimlim, Jade
Candare, GeAnnmarie
Casino, Brando
Delos Santos,
Christian

Students
Primary

Name

Years of ELD
Instruction

Students who are English Learners (EL):

Found in the Home Language Survey


Based on the California English Language Development Test (CELDT)

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Classroom Layout (A-2)


Directions: Thoughtful consideration of your classroom layout is important in meeting the needs of your students.
Indicate how you have addressed appropriate prevention and intervention for classroom safety concerns. Include relevant
seating chart information showing placement of students with special needs. Include the rationale for your decisions.
Draw or attach a layout of your classroom.
Classroom Design:

Rationale:

ATTACHED: Storage on the perimeter for ease of movement and safety. Risers/chairs are traded out depending on the
type of group (choir, orchestra, band)

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School and District Information/Resources (A-3)


DIRECTIONS: With your support provider, discuss and complete the information that applies to your teaching context.
This information is designed to provide you with a better understanding of the students in your class. During your
discussion, record pertinent information here so that it is available later in the year. The statements may prompt you to
explore other topics related to the local teaching context.
1.

My Site Administrator(s): Harry Shelton

2.

Explore and attach a Calendar of School Events

3.

My school is a (check those that apply):

4.

Blue Ribbon School

California Distinguished School

Immediate Intervention-Underperforming
Schools Program (IIUSP)/SAIT

Bilingual Waiver Program/ Language Immersion School which languages?

Title I School-wide Program

Program Improvement School

Charter School Type:

Magnet School Type:

Professional Development School

Other:

School-Wide Programs (check those that apply):


Reading

Intervention
AVID
5.

Character Counts

Drug Alcohol, Tobacco Ed.

Conflict Resolution

RTI

Other

Other

School Wide Discipline Plan- Describe or attach:

Student Handbook (Attached)

6.

School Accountability Report Card


API Score: 701
API Target Score: 740
AYP: 3
Based on your schools API score, what is the schools academic focus for the year?

Critical Thinking, Academic Rigor

7.

8.

My School has (check all that apply):

Committees

Academies/Houses/ Families

Computer Lab Schedule

Technology

Department Grouping/PLC

Bus/Recess

Leadership

Teaching Teams

Library Schedule

Safety

Special Day Classes

Other

Other

School Enrollment: 1637

Percent of English learners: 8


Ethnicities represented: Somali, Filipino, White, Hispanic,

# of Languages of students: 7
9.

Facilities

Islander, Vietnamese, African American

Teachers in my grade level/department


Name

Room Number

Phone/email

David Lowe (VAPA Chair)

506

x4506, dlowe@sandi.net

Beth Mikulanis (VAPA)

509

x2509, bmikulanis@sandi.net

Jeff Strukel (VAPA)

508

x2508, jstrukel@sandi.net

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SAMUEL F.B. MORSE HIGH SCHOOL


6905 Skyline Drive
San Diego, CA 92114
(619) 262-0763
www.sandi.net/morse

2011-2012

STUDENT
HANDBOOK

&

PARENT

This handbook belongs to:

Name___________________________________ __________________________
Address_______________________________________________________
____
City____________________
____________________

State___________
1

Phone

Welcome to the 2011-2012 school year. This handbook has been constructed to share important information
regarding our school expectations, school traditions, school procedures, graduation requirements, key Morse
personnel, and information about school extracurricular and athletic opportunities. . I encourage you to get
involved in school activities, take advantage of the many opportunities here at Morse, take the most rigorous
courses that your counselor/teacher recommends, do your best, and get help when you need it. As a Morse
graduate, you will be equipped with the educational background to pursue any level of post secondary
education. We believe that Morse High School graduates should not only be college-bound, but college-ready. I
wish you a great year as you pursue your passion and dreams. You can be proud to say you are a Morse Tiger!
Harry Shelton, Principal

ADMINISTRATION
Principal

Harry Shelton

Vice Principals

Richard Delapena

x 2779
10th
and
Grade
9th
and
Grade

Ann Menna

11th

x 2761

12th

x 2877

KEY STAFF
Kris Kneelend

Admin Assistant

Head Counselor

Mrs. Maglalang

Counselors

Ms Ward

Head
Counselor
11th Grade M-Z
12th Grade

Mr. Wegener

12th Grade

Ms. Mullaney

11th Grade A-L

Mrs. Flint

10th Grade

Mr. McFall

9th Grade

District Counselor

Ms. Mullaney

Gear-Up Counselors

Warren Wegener

Gear-Up Site Coordinators

Shawna Feaster

x 2781
x 2719

X2115

ASB

x 2004

Athletic Director

Tracy McNair

x 2723

Senior Class Advisor

Christine Kiyama

X3034

Finance Clerk

Luong Truong

x 2063

Nurse

Lori Vouros

x 2718

Registrar

Yoshi Wright

x 2465

Security Officer

Jay Gresham

x 2803

School-to-Career Coordinator

x 2124

Where to Go for
HELP/SOLUTIONS
Absences/Blue Slips/CIS
Associated
Card
Athletics

Student

Body

Attendance Office (B101)


(ASB)

Finance Office
Athletic Director/Team Coach

Career Information

Counselor/Student Success Center

Club Information

ASB Office (B102)

College Information

Counselor/Student Success Center

Detention

Counselors

First Aid

Nurse's Office

ID Cards

Finance Office/Security Room 801

Lost & Found

x 2039/2041/2084

Parking Permits

Security Office (803)

Student Store

ASB Office (B102)

Security

Security Office (803)

Textbooks (Issued & Lost)

Library Media Center/Textbook Window

Tickets to School Events

Finance Office

Transcripts

Registrar's Office (401)

Work Permits

Head Counselor/Student Success Center

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION
Compulsory Attendance Laws require that parents send their children to school. The law
further states students must attend every scheduled session of every class, even if failure is
imminent. The law applies to all students until 18 years of age. Once a student attains the
age of 18 years they become a guest and can be removed from enrollment if academic
progress, attendance or behavior are not acceptable.
PARENTS/GUARDIANS MUST REPORT ALL ABSENCES BY PHONE WITHIN 72 HOURS by
calling the attendance office at 262-0763, ext. 2039/2041/2084 or by having the student bring a
signed note (including phone number) from a parent/guardian to the attendance office explaining the
reason for the absence. Whole day absences not cleared within 72 hours will be recorded as
truancies and cannot be cleared after that time.
Excused absences are illnesses, special medical
emergencies or medical appointments that cannot be scheduled at other times, the death of an
immediate family member, personal religious holidays, and approved school functions. Period
absences may only be cleared ahead of time through the use of an off campus pass or a Blue Slip
from the attendance office. It is the students responsibility to see that those absences are cleared.
Truancy is any absence of 30 minutes or more that remains unexcused after 72 hours. Saturday
School and other disciplinary actions will be assigned to truant students.

Emergency Procedure: For EMERGENCY MESSAGES ONLY


messages), call the Attendance Office at ext. 2039/2041/2084.

(not personal

Attendance Expectations:

Students will be in all assigned classrooms on time every


period each day.
Only a signed hall pass can excuse a tardy.
Student will be responsible to complete assigned detentions
and/or Saturday School.

Truancies: An absence is recorded by the teacher any time a student fails to attend class. Truancies
occur when the absence is unexcused, regardless of the reason.
Tardies: School begins each morning promptly at 7:25 a.m. and ends at 2:15 p.m. When the bell
rings, students are expected to be in their seats and ready to work. Any student not in the class
at the time the bell rings is considered tardy. Only an official Hall Pass can excuse a tardy.
Students will stay in their assigned class for the entire class period.
The importance of
punctuality and its carry- over value to college, the workplace, and life in general, cannot be
emphasized enough. Recognizing this, Morse will promote student success by adhering to the
following tardy policy enforcement:

TARDY POLICY ENFORCEMENT

Violation

Intervention

1st

Go to class

Consequence*
Teacher gives consequence
(lower citizenship grade, detention)

Go to class

Teacher calls home and gives consequence


(lower citizenship grade, detention)

nd

rd

Counselor calls home, sets parent/teacher


conference
(gives afterschool detention in Room 802)

Send to counselor

Counselor calls home

th

Send to counselor
(assigns Saturday School)
Return to the beginning

Contract of Independent Study (CIS) is used to excuse the absences for students who will miss 5 to 20
days for
legitimate reasons. The parent and student must notify the Attendance Office of their intentions a
minimum of 5 school days prior to the leave date. All paperwork must be completed and signed by the
appropriate people prior to the leave date. The CIS is not available to Special Education students unless
the
specifically
participation
in a CIS.
A CIS
maythe
be denied
a student
who must
does not
Off IEP
Campus
Passes:provides
Studentsfor
who
need to leave
campus
before
end of to
their
last class
get a
have
satisfactory
academic
citizenship
gradesshould
and/ornot
a good
attendanceduring
record.the school day. A blue
BLUE
SLIP. Medical
and and
dental
appointments
be scheduled
slip can be obtained by bringing a NOTE to the Attendance Office before school begins.
The note should include the following information:
students full name
reason student is leaving the campus
time the student needs to leave and if the student is expected to return
parent/guardian signature and phone number for verification
Student must always sign out and pick up the off campus pass prior to leaving campus.
Students who leave the campus without a blue slip are considered truant and the truancy cannot be
cleared by the parent/guardian after the fact.
2011-2012 DAILY BELL SCHEDULE
SCHEDULE
PER
START
END
TIME
1
7:25 am
8:25 am
60 mins
2
8:30 am
9:28 am
58 mins
3
9:33 am
10:31 am
58 mins
4
10:36 am
11:34 am
58 mins
LUNCH 11:39
12:09
30 mins
5
12:14 pm
1:12 pm
58 mins
6
1:17 pm
2:15 pm
58 mins

MODIFIED WEDNESDAYS BELL


PER
START
1
7:25 am
2
8:12 am
3
8:57 am
4
9:42 am
5
10:27 am
6
11:12 am
Released for Lunch &

END
8:07 am
8:52 am
9:37 am
10:22 am
11:07 am
11:52 am
Home

TIME
42 mins
40 mins
40 mins
40 mins
40 Mins
40 mins

9/14, 9/28, 10/12, 10/26, 11/10, 12/7, 1/11, 1/27, 1/28,


2/15, 3/7, 3/21, 4/24, 4/25, 5/9, 5/23, 6/8, 6/11, 6/12

Site Discipline Policy


Classroom Behavior

Get to school and to class on time each and every day.


Be prepared to learn each and every day.
Respect the rights and property of others.
Respect the right of teachers to teach and others to learn.
Be polite.
Know and obey all school and classroom policies and procedures
Campus Behavior
DRESS CODE:
IS

STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO DRESS IN A MANNER THAT


APPROPRIATE FOR SCHOOL TO ENSURE A SAFE AND
ORDERLY CAMPUS.
CURRENT School ID on a lanyard must be worn around students neck in the chest
area facing (showing) at all times, at school and at school activities. Students
4

without their current school ID on a lanyard will be referred to an administrator/dean


of students for intervention and possible consequences. Loss of card should be
reported immediately to administrator/school personnel. Lost Morse ID cards maybe
replaced after a $5.00 replacement fee is paid at the Finance Office. Replacement
lanyards will cost @ $1.00 at the Finance Office. Any ID card that is altered or
defaced is in violation of school policy and will be confiscated.
Clothing that reveals undergarments, midriffs, cleavage or backs or is
offensive by its very nature will not be tolerated. No tube tops or spaghetti
straps. No bagging, sagging, oversized clothing. No house shoes. No sports
gloves except in PE setting.
Clothing and accessories that intend to promote or portray drugs, alcohol, and/or
tobacco, sex, derogatory words, phrases, or pictures.
Shorts. skirts and dresses cannot be more than 4 above the knee, and not too tight or
too loose that undergarments/buttocks or midriff are exposed.
Hats and other head coverings are not allowed on campus unless a student can
produce a valid medical or religious reason for having to wear one.
Excessive or repetitive wearing of colors portraying gang affiliation is prohibited.
This includes any article of clothing hanging out of pockets.
Dress code violations will be addressed immediately and severely. Students may be
sent home to change.

ELECTRONIC DEVICES- CELL PHONES/OTHER COMMUNICATION DEVICES:


California state law permits students to bring cell phones to school but that same
law clearly states that cell phones may only be used before school, after school and
during lunch.
Cell phones must be turned-off and remain out of sight during class time including
passing periods.
Because violating cell phone rules means that state law has been broken, violations
will result in the confiscation of the cell phone. No exceptions.
PERSONAL LISTENING DEVICES:

I-Pods, MP3 players, headphones, earphones and all other types of personal
listening devices are not allowed on campus. Any student who brings a piece of
personal listening equipment to school will have that device confiscated.
Confiscated items will be returned to parents or guardians by the Security Officer
(Room 803) only between 2:30-3:00 pm. Any items not picked up by June 13, 2012,
will be discarded.
Morse High School will accept no responsibility for the security of any confiscated
item.
OTHER
Razor scooters, skateboards, roller-blades, skates, bicycles, etc. are
prohibited on school grounds at all times. The bike rack, located in front of
the 800 building, is the only approved bicycle parking area. Razors &
skateboards cannot be carried around during school time and may be brought
to the Principals office for storage.
Gambling is a crime. The faculty and staff of Morse High School will not
tolerate betting or gaming of any sort, or students bringing any type of
gambling paraphernalia to school. Punishment for gambling will be swift and
harsh.

ANY OUTSIDE BEVERAGE(s) being brought to school by students must be


sealed/unopened prior to entering the campus. Only aluminum and/or plastic
sealed beverages are permitted. No glass!
NO DELIVERIES OF ANY ITEMS TO STUDENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED
DURING SCHOOL HOURS; this includes but is not limited to balloons,
flowers, lunch money, jackets, sweaters, food i.e. lunch, potluck and party
dishes and/or outside food deliveries including pizza. Delivery items will be
refused at the front gate. Balloon bouquets cannot be carried around school
during the day.

THE FOLLOWING EXCERPTS FROM THE CALIFORNIA EDUCATION CODE


WILL ACQUAINT PARENTS/GUARDIANS AND STUDENTS WITH IMPORTANT
SCHOOL LAWS:
1. Duties of Pupils- Section 16051
All pupils shall comply with the regulations, pursue the course of study, and submit to
the staffs authority.
2. Liability for School Property- Section 16074
Any pupil who willfully cuts, defaces, or otherwise injures in any way property, real
or personal, belonging to the school district, is liable for all damages. The parent or
guardian of the pupil shall be liable to the school district for all property belonging to
the school district lent to the pupil and not returned in good condition upon demand of
an authorized employee.
3. Grounds for Suspension or Expulsion-Section 48900
The right to suspend or expel students is detailed in the California Education Code.
School rules, in accordance with Statutes of the State of California, provide
suspension or expulsion for the following:
Causing, attempting to cause, or threatening to cause injury to another person
Possessing, selling, or otherwise furnishing to others any firearms, knife,
explosive, or other dangerous objects.
Possessing, using, having consumed, or being under the influence of alcohol,
narcotics, dangerous drugs or other controlled substances or intoxicants of any
kind.
Transferring, selling, distributing, offering, arranging, or negotiating to sell,
or possessing quantities sufficient to suggest intent to provide, give, or sell to
other students, substances which are purported to be drugs, alcohol or other
controlled substances.
Committing or attempting to commit robbery or extortion.
Unlawfully possessing, offering, arranging, or negotiating to sell any drug
paraphernalia.
Causing or attempting to cause damage or theft of school property.
Causing or attempting to cause damage or theft of private property.
Possessing or using tobacco or any products containing tobacco or nicotine on
school premises.
Commission of obscene act, or engaging in habitual profanity or vulgarity.
Disruption of school activities or willful defiance of school authority.
Hate behavior/Violence
Harassment or Intimidation of students or staff
Methods of discipline may include advice and counsel, warnings, detention, in-school
suspension, home suspension, rehabilitation contract, transfer to another school and expulsion
from the San Diego Unified School District.
The SDUSD has a district wide ZERO
TOLERANCE POLICY that is given to students and parents for review and signatures each
year. Questions or concerns about the policy should be directed to school board members.

ACADEMIC HONESTY:
Morse High has established a citizenship and academic grading policy related to academic
honesty. Honesty and integrity is the core of the education process. It establishes trust,
which is necessary in producing a productive relationship between the staff and students.
When an act of academic dishonesty is committed such as cheating, the academic process is
undermined, the students integrity is destroyed, and the trust between the staff and students
is broken. The teachers, counselors, and administrators of Morse High School believe that in
order to preserve this trust, this statement of policy concerning academic honesty must be
initiated and communicated to all members of our educational community. Any violations of
this policy will be dealt with in the manner explained, parents will be notified and a referral
will be placed in the students permanent record file. Academic and citizenship penalties,
along with suspension, may occur.

Acts of Academic Dishonesty Defined


1. Cheating on tests-Any intentional giving or using of external assistance relating to an examination,
test, or quiz without express permission of the teacher including misuse of any form of technology.
2. Fabrication-Any intentional falsification or invention of data, citation, or other authority in an
academic exercise.
3. Unauthorized Collaboration-While working together for mutual benefit is highly commendable,
unauthorized collaboration between a student and another person in not permitted.
4. Plagiarism-Any intentional use of anothers ideas, words, or work as ones own. Plagiarism includes
the misuse of published material, technologically generated material, and the work of other students.
CONSEQUENCES:
! Receive a referral. Parents will be notified.
! First violation will result in an F/U grade on the six-week grading period.
! Second violation will result in an F/U grade for the course for that semester.
If a student is found guilty of falsification of data or authority or invention:
! The student will receive a zero on that assignment. The zero grade will not
be dropped and will be averaged into the students semester grade.
! Student will receive a U for the six-week grading period.
The same consequences as cheating on a test and/or fabrication.
5. Theft or altercation of materials
! Any intentional and unauthorized taking, concealment, alteration, or distribution of student,
teacher or library materials.
! Suspension.
! A grade of F/U for the semester if violation in course-related.
! Violators may also face criminal charges and other school-initiated action on a case-by-case
basis.
6. Test/Assignment Avoidance
A pattern of absences on test days and/or assignment due dates for the apparent advantage of
performing better will not be tolerated.
! Parents will be notified.
! At teachers discretion, any further test day absence may result in forfeiture of the make-up
opportunity.
7. Pressure for unsubstantiated grade change
While Morse High School encourages open communication regarding grades between teachers,
students, and parents inappropriate requests for grade changes will not be considered.
8. Knowledge of Academic Dishonesty
Students are encouraged to notify staff members when they have personal knowledge of a violation
defined or implied in this code of honor. Notification may be made anonymously. It is important to
remember that college and career application forms ask schoolteachers, counselors, and
administrators to comment on an applicants trustworthiness and integrity. Therefore, it is a goal of
Morse High School to set students on a foundation of honesty and truthfulness, not only for their
future college or career plans, but also for themselves.

STUDENT INFORMATION
Associated Student Body (ASB)
7

The ASB is comprised of every student enrolled at Morse High School. It is represented by
two groups:
1. The Leadership group is comprised of the ASB President, Vice-President,
Secretary; eight commissioners, four officers per grade level and 6 interviewed or
appointed positions. All student officers must maintain a minimum 2. 3 in both
academic and citizenship grades.
2. The Student Senate, representing each Period 4 class, is presided over by the ASB
Vice-President.
ASB Card
All Morse High students are strongly urged to purchase an ASB Card to show their support of the
schools activities program, including athletic events. Purchase of an ASB Card will save students
money through discounts on the price of games, dances, student store items and other student
activities. The ASB Card is a sticker that is applied to the back of your current student ID card and
is non-transferable. No one can use it except the person to whom it is issued. ASB Card Stickers are
sold in the Finance Office for $15.00 and are valid for the entire school year. Lost cards should be
reported to the Finance Office. Students earning letters that DO NOT POSSESS an ASB Card will be
required to pay for their Letters, certificates and emblems/inserts. [$15.00- Varsity, $10.00 JV]
Athletics: There are a wide variety of varsity and junior varsity athletic teams for both boys
and girls.
Students wishing to participate in athletics must meet scholastic and citizenship
requirements:
1.) Achievement of a 2.0 GPA for all
courses
in
which
the
student
was
enrolled
during
the
preceding
grading period. (Passing at least 4 courses, with only 1 F).
2.) Achievement of a 2.0 GPA in citizenship. (No more than 1 U or 2 Ns).
June and/or summer school report cards will determine the eligibility for the beginning of the
next school year. Morse High uses the traditional four-point system for letter grades in
compliance with the Board of Education. The established criteria for the citizenship marking
system is E=4 points, G=3 points, S=2 points, N=1 point and U=O point value. More
information on athletics is available in the Athletic Directors office (Main Office Room
706).
STARTING
DATE
SPORT:

* 9 th grade
forming

teams

FALL SPORTS

WINTER
SPORTS

SPRING SPORTS

Cross Country (B/G)

Basketball (B/G)

Badminton

Football *

Soccer (B/G)

Baseball

Girls Tennis

Wrestling

Golf

Girls Volleyball *

Girls Water Polo

Mens Tennis

Girls Field Hockey

Mens Volleyball

Mens Water Polo

Softball

are

Track & Field (B/G)


Swimming & Diving

Bulletin: The bulletin with important school information is read daily in the Period One class
and posted for reference on the main office bulleting board and on the Morse website.
Pertinent information regarding classes, campus news, activities, club and class meetings, and
athletic contests are updated daily as a primary means of communication for students.
Students should rely on this bulletin as a first line of information.
Cafeteria: The cafeteria serves food before school and during the lunch period. The inside
lines serve a variety of hot and cold foods. A number of express carts are available at
several locations on campus. The cafeteria and carts do not accept twenties or larger bills.
Applications for free and reduced lunches are accepted throughout the year. PINS (personal
identification numbers) are issued to students by the cafeteria staff. Students are expected
to clean up after themselves and dispose of litter in trashcans. All students should take
responsibility for keeping the campus clean, especially around the lunch areas. Thank you
for your help in maintaining a neat and orderly campus which demonstrates Tiger Pride!
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California Scholarship Federation (CSF): CSF is a statewide high school honor society.
Eligibility is dependent on grades. A total of 10 points is required (3A, 1 B). Physical
Education grades are not included. 7 points must be from academic subjects. Membership is
not automatic; students must apply for membership and renew it each semester. Listen to the
school bulletin for CSF announcements.
Closed Campus: During the 1995-96 school year, the Board of Education adopted a closed
campus policy. Students are to remain on campus throughout the day once they arrive.
STUDENTS MAY NOT LEAVE CAMPUS DURING LUNCH OR AT ANY OTHER TIME.
The parking lot is off limits to students between classes and at lunchtime. Police Officers will
be enforcing the Daytime Curfew Ordinance by routinely stopping students on the street
during school hours. Any student who does not have an excuse from class/blue slip in their
possession is returned to campus by the police and will be considered truant and subject to
disciplinary action.
Class Schedules and Classes Changes: All students should be scheduled for a regular sixperiod instructional day. Students have the opportunity to review and change their schedule
during the pre-school program review period. Legitimate schedule changes may only take
place during the first three weeks of each semester.
Legitimate reasons considered for a
class change are: an open period in schedule, two classes the same period, duplicate class,
class completed during summer school or athletics (note from coach is needed). A student,
who wants to drop a course without penalty of an F grade, must have made written or
verbal contact with his/her counselor prior to the end of the first grading period of the
semester. Students on less than a six-period instructional day must have on file a short-day
request signed by the parent/guardian and the appropriate school counselor, and approved by
the principal. A short-day is defined as a minimum five-period schedule and may be
granted for students enrolled concurrently in work experience programs, ROP, studying in an
accredited post-secondary educational institution or for health reasons.
Clubs and Organizations: Morse offers a wide variety of clubs and organizations available to
all students. Meeting times and locations are determined by the club advisor and
communicated in the school bulletin. All sanctioned clubs and school organizations may post
notices after they are approved by the ASB office. ALL CLUBS MUST HAVE COPIES OF
THEIR CONSITUTION AND INTENT TO A FORM CLUB PAPERWORK ON FILE IN THE
ASB OFFICE TO BE OFFICIAL SCHOOL CLUBS.
Clubs must submit activity and
fundraising requests and receive approval from ASB prior to conducting the
activity/fundraiser. Clubs must process all finances through the Finance Office. For more
club information, stop by the ASB room B102.
College Admissions:
Many college choices are available locally, statewide and nationally.
Admission and testing requirements vary greatly among colleges and universities, but two basic facts
appear to be important:
Good grades in high school represent the single most important indicator of success in
college.
A student who participates successfully in a pattern of college preparatory courses and scores
high on college entrance exams is better prepared to enter college level work.

College Admissions & Scholarships 2011-2012 Testing Dates


PSAT

SAT & Subject Tests

ACT

Oct. 15,
2011

Morse HS
Code
052881

Oct. 1, 2011
Nov. 5, 2011
Dec. 3, 2011
Jan. 28, 2012
March 10, 2012
May 5, 2012
June 2, 2012

Sept. 10, 2011


Oct 22, 2011
Dec. 10, 2011
Feb. 11, 2012
Apr. 14, 2012
June 9, 2012

For testing registration deadlines and fees go to www.collegeboard.com or


www.actstudent.org. Students who qualify for free/reduced meals may receive fee
waivers for College Board exams and/or college application fees. Waivers are good for two
tests. See the head counselor for waiver information.
The California State University and University of California systems provide students with four-year
degree programs. The two university systems offer different curriculum opportunities and modes of
instruction. Both systems have schools in the San Diego area and throughout California.
The admission requirements of the California State University (CSU) and the University of
California (UC) are described below:

College Admission Requirements


SDUSD
H.S.
Diploma
English

4 years

Math

3 years
algebra,
geometry,
and one
additional
year
1 year

US
History/Gov
Social
Studies

Science

3 years

3 years

World
Languages
Fine or
Practical Arts

Electives

3 semesters
(2 fine +1
practical art)
or 2 world
language + 1
fine or
practical art
11 semesters

CSU

UC

4 yrs collegelevel (including


grade 9)
3 yrs algebra,
geometry, and
one additional
year

4 yrs college-level
(including grade 9)

1 year

1 year

1 year
World History,
cultures,
geography
3 years (biology ,
chemistry,
physics
2 years (same
language)

1 year
World History, cultures,
geography

1 year visual or
performing art

1 year visual or
performing art

1 year*

1 year*

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3 yrs algebra, geometry,


intermediate algebra
(4 years recommended)

3 years with lab


(3 years recommended)
2 years of same language
(3 recommended)

* College-prep electives chosen from the following: Visual and performing arts, history, social
science, English, advanced mathematics, laboratory science, and language other than English (a third
year of language other than English is recommended for the UC system).
Counselors:
Your counselor...
is concerned about YOU as a person and problems that prevent YOU from getting the
most out of school.
wants to work for YOU and with YOU by listening to your problems, discussing ways
to work them out, working with your teachers and parents on your behalf and
discussing your academic and career plans.
should be seen before or after school or by making a appointment to be called in.
Counselors are assigned alphabetically by last name.

2011-2012 COUNSELOR ASSIGNMENTS

Breakdown
Head
Counselor
Ms. Ward
Mr. Wegener
Ms. Mullaney
Mrs. Flint
Mr. McFall

Counselor
Mrs. Maglalang

11th M-Z

12th Grade
12th Grade and Gear Up
11th Grade and District
Counselor
10th Grade
9th Grade

Extensio
n
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X2714
X2713
X2720
X2704
X2716

Dance Regulations: Several school sponsored dances are scheduled throughout the year.
The dress ranges from casual dress to semi-formal to formal. Students are expected to
wear clothing that is appropriate for dances and dance themes.
A Dance Behavior Contract for each dance details the requirements to be eligible to
purchase a ticket or attend as a guest.
Students and their guests must have a 2.0 grade point average in both scholarship and
citizenship at each grading period; have a current school ID to purchase a ticket and
to enter at the door; be free from all indebtedness to the school and have a dance
contract signed by student and parent/guardian.
Guests of Morse High students must be of high school or college age (under the age of
22). High School students who left Morse during the current school year as a dropped
student or for an alternative education programs are not eligible to attend Morse
dances during that year.
A guest ticket must be purchased at the same time as the Morse student and a Morse
student may bring only ONE GUEST. Student and guest must check into the dance
together by the stated time and both present picture IDs upon entering. Once
attendees enter, they may not leave and then reenter. School rules are in effect at all
times for both student and their guest.
No tickets will be sold at the door. Ticket sales end at lunch on the day prior to the
dance (unless otherwise notified).
To be admitted to a Friday night dance, students must attend all classes on the Friday
of the dance.
Detention: All Detention assignments are a minimum of 1 hour and are held Monday-Friday
from 2:30-3:30 pm. in the Detention Room P101. Students served with detention must report
on the day of the infraction.

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Eligibility for Extra Curricular Activities : Getting involved in extracurricular activities at


Morse High School is an exciting prospect. However, whether it is the sports program,
cheerleading, ASB, dances, senior activities or any other activity, there are standards that
must be met to participate. A grade point average of 2.0 on a four point scale in both
citizenship and scholarship is required to participate. If you have questions, please contact
the respective advisor or coach.
ESLRs- Expected School Wide Learning Results: ESLRs are what all students should know,
understand, and be able to demonstrate by the time they graduate from Morse High School.
They are to:
1. COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY
Read, write, speak, listen and respond thoughtfully
Demonstrate mastery of content-area standards
Utilize technology appropriately for communication
Exhibit skills necessary for continued independent learning
Demonstrate career knowledge and job acquisition skills
2. THINK CRITICALLY AND PROBLEM SOLVE
Demonstrate ability to use reasoning skills to solve complex problems within contentarea standards
Demonstrate intellectual curiosity and independent learning
Utilize technology appropriately to gain information and solve problems
3.

PRACTICE RESPONSIBLE CITIZENSHIP THROUGH POSITIVE SOCIAL AND


INTERPERSONAL SKILLS
Be honest and principled
Show respect for self and others
Celebrate cultural diversity
Demonstrate an understanding of how to maintain a healthy lifestyle
Value and practice community service
Demonstrate ability to work productively as members of a local and global society

Finance Office: Located on the west side of the Borealis building, next to the ASB Room, the
Finance Office is the place to pay for your ASB Card, dance tickets, entrance tickets to
athletic events, booster bus tickets, PSAT tickets, AP Exams, PE uniform and other tickets
for activities announced in the daily bulletin. It is open to students before school, during
lunch and after school. Students must have current Morse Picture ID for all transactions.
THE FINANCE OFFICE IS NOT OPEN TO STUDENTS DURING CLASS TIME FOR
MAKING CHANGE OR ANY OTHER TRANSACTION. No personal checks are accepted
after April 27, 2012
Fire and Disaster Drills: Fire and disaster drills are held randomly throughout the entire
school year. Remember theses basic rules when the warning bell sounds:
! Do not treat any alarm as a false alarm
! Check the instructions in each classroom indicating how to leave the building or what
procedure to follow.
! Move quickly and quietly to designated areas.
! Follow the directions of any and all staff members.
Graduation Requirements:
" ATTENDANCE: All students must attend all classes for eight semesters in Grades 912 for six periods daily.
" CONDUCT: A record of responsible citizenship must be maintained. Specific
citizenship and guidelines for participation in senior activities including the
graduation ceremony are given to seniors at the Fall Senior Assembly.
" CALIFORNIA HIGH SCHOOL EXIT EXAM (CAHSEE): All California public school
students must pass the CAHSEE to receive a diploma. Students must meet minimum levels of
performance on all portions of the California High School Exit Exam in language arts and
math. All tenth graders are required to take the exam in the spring. A student may continue to
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retake the parts not passed during the 11 th and 12 th grades until both parts have been passed.
Support in passing these tests is provided to students during the regular classroom
instruction, and after school, as well as summer school. Seniors must pass both parts of the
CAHSEE by the February testing date of their senior year in order to participate in the June
graduation ceremony.
! SENIOR PORTFOLIO & EXHIBITION
All graduating seniors are required to present a senior exhibition that includes a
portfolio, a critical thinking project and a presentation. The senior exhibition is an
opportunity for students to share how they have met academic and applied learning
standards.
! SOPHOMORE CAHSEE TESTING DATES: March 13-14, 2012
! CREDIT REQUIREMENTS: 44 credits in grades 9-12 are required with a minimum of
a 2. 0 G.P.A. in order to graduate. Students who do not meet all of the requirements
will not participate in the senior activities including the graduation ceremony.
REQUIREMENTS IN GRADES 9-12:
" MATH (6 semester credits) - Must include one year of algebra, one year of geometry and one
year of higher math.
" ENGLISH (8 semester credits) - Courses required include:
Grade 9 English (2 credits)
Grade 10 English (2 credits)
English 11 and 12 (4 credits, including one credit of an American literature course and three
additional credits of English courses from a prescribed list).
English as a Second Language (ESL) may be use to fulfill part of the 8-semester requirement.
" VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS/WORLD LANGUAGES
3 semester credits earned as follows:
Option A:
2 semesters of a world language (a one-year course)
1 semester of visual, performing or practical arts
Option B:
2 semesters of visual and /or performing arts
1 semester of practical arts
Visual and performing arts courses include art, music, drama and speech
Practical arts courses include business education, family and consumer sciences, industrial
technology education, Regional Occupational Programs (ROP), journalism and yearbook.
" PHYSICAL EDUCATION (4 semester credits)
Students must be enrolled in a physical education course in grade 9 and must earn 4 credits in
grades 9-12.
" SCIENCE (6 semester credits) Physics, chemistry and biology.
" SOCIAL STUDIES (6 semester credits) - Must include year courses in world history and
geography; U.S. history, and government 1 and economics 1 or approved advanced
alternatives.
" ELECTIVES (13 semester credits)
Additional credits needed to complete the required 44 semester credits may be earned by
completing additional courses in subject areas specified above.
" COMPUTER LITERACY
All students must demonstrate proficiency in computer literacy in grades 7-12 by taking an
approved course or successfully completing a district test.
DIPLOMA - Issued to pupils who have earned a total of 44 credits as outlined above
(grades 9-12), grades and a cumulative GPA (grades 9-12) of at least a 2.0.
CERTIFICATE - Issued to pupils who have met the above requirements but whose
cumulative GPA is 1.99 or below. THESE STUDENTS MAY NOT PARTICIPATE IN
THE GRADUATION CEREMONY.
DIPLOMA with ACADEMIC DISTINCTION- Students who have met specific
requirements for graduation and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better in classes
taken in grades 10-12. (See counselor for specific requirements for academic
distinction.)
CITIZENSHIP FOR SENIORS - Seniors must maintain a 2.0 citizenship GPA during
their senior year in order to participate in senior activities and graduation.
STUDENTS WHO DO NOT MEET ALL OF THE REQUIREMENTS WILL NOT
PARTICIPATE IN THE GRADUATION CEREMONY.
Hazing: Hazing in any form (including initiations) is degrading and strictly forbidden by
California State Law. No student shall conspire to engage in hazing or commit any act that
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causes or is likely to cause bodily danger, physical harm, or personal degradation or disgrace
resulting in physical or mental harm to any fellow student or other person. Persons violating
this policy shall be subject to school discipline, misdemeanor penalties and forfeiture of
entitlements.
Homework Request Policy: The parent/guardian of a student who is out ill for an extended
period may call the counseling secretary to arrange getting homework from the students
teachers. The collection of homework should be ready 48 hours after the initial request. It is
recommended that the parent call the counseling secretary and confirm that the homework is
ready for pick-up.
ID Cards: Student ID cards are a means of identifying a student as a member of Morse High
School

Students must wear their CURRENT MORSE PICTURE ID on a lanyard around neck
at all times and at school related activities. See Dress Code for additional information.
Indebtedness: Any student who has outstanding debts for lost/damaged textbooks or library
books, fundraising or athletic, cheer or ROTC uniform obligations will not be allowed to
purchase tickets or attend major school sponsored activities until all debts to the school
and/or library are cleared at the Finance Office.
Internet/Computer Access: Use of the computer and the network is a privilege and is for
educational purposes only. All students must have their own current school picture ID to use
this resource. No food or drink is allowed near the computer. Improper use of the computer
and/or network will result in immediate cancellation of the students access privileges and
disciplinary action by the vice-principal.
Library Media Center: The Library Media Center is located in the 200 building. The library
serves not only as a place to find information and for recreational reading, but also as a place
to study. Computers are available for student use. Library books may be checked out for a
two-week period. Throughout most of the school year, the library is open Monday-Friday
from 7:00 am to 3:15 pm. Lunchtime is silent study time. Passes are required during class
time. A current student ID is required for all transactions in the library. A copy machine is
available for student use at 15/ copy
Lockers: Lockers are NOT provided at Morse High School. Students are advised to use
backpacks or some other method of carrying and storing their textbooks.
Lost and Found: Lost and found items are directed to different locations, depending on the
item.
Books = Library/Textbook Window; Keys and Jewelry = Finance Office; Clothing, medical
items,
eyeglasses = Nurses Office; other valuable items such as cell phones, I-pods, book bags,
notebooks, school supplies, etc. = Security Office.
Meal Program: Free and reduced-priced breakfasts and lunches are available to qualifying
students from the cafeteria. All students are urged to apply since other programs, such as fee
waivers for PSAT, SAT, ACT, and AP exams and scholarships, use this as a criteria for
eligibility.
Nursing Services: Students who become ill or injured on campus are required to be seen by the
school nurse. The nurse is located at the north end of the main office. The nurses office is
open daily from 7:00 am to 2:30 pm. The nurses office dispenses medications under a doctors
prescription, and counsels students regarding both physical and social concerns. The nurse does
not dispense over-the-counter drugs nor provide sports physicals. Students need to plan ahead
so athletic physical appointments can be made with their own physician or health provider.
Students may come into see the nurse with a teachers pass, EXCEPT during the first and last 10
minutes of class. Emergencies are treated immediately.

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Parking Regulations: Driving and parking on campus is a privilege granted to students by the
school. All sections of the California Vehicle Code and the Municipal Codes apply on school
grounds
Each driver will be required to present a valid California drivers license, current
school ID card valid registration and current insurance for the vehicle they are registering.
One parking permit will be issued per student and must be properly displayed on the vehicle.
Student parking is restricted to painted stalls in the student parking areas in the main lot.
All vehicles illegally parked or parked without a properly displayed permit will be ticketed.
Maximum speed limit on campus is 5 mph. Students may not go to their vehicles during any
part of the day. Vehicles are not to be used as lockers for books or clothing storage. Parking
applications are available in the Security Office and the ASB Room B102.
PE Uniforms: Uniforms are required for all students taking PE classes. Uniform consists of
navy blue shorts and white or light gray T-shirt. Athletic shoes and socks are required at all
times. A quality short shank combination lock is also required for PE lockers. Morse Tiger
PE Uniforms (shirt and/or shorts) and locks can be purchased in the Finance Office. Names
must be inked on both PE shirt and shorts to help prevent loss.
Progress/Report Card Schedule: Progress reports are issued after the first 7 weeks, 13 weeks,
and end of fall semester. The first semester report card (with the final course grades) is
mailed home. For second semester, progress reports are issued after the first 6 weeks, 12
weeks and end of spring semester. The second semester report card (with the final course
grades) is mailed home. A D or F grade given on a progress report indicates that the
student may fail at the semester.
2011 FALL
SEMESTE
R
Oct 14
Oct 21
Dec 2
Dec 9
Jan 27
Feb TBD

End of marking period


Progress Report DistributionPer 4
End of marking period
Progress Report DistributionPer 4
Fall Semester Ends
Report Cards Mailed Home

2012
SPRING
SEMESTER
Mar 9
Mar 16
April 27
May 4
June 12
June TBD

End of marking period


Progress Report DistributionPer 4
End of marking period
Progress Report DistributionPer 4
Spring Semester Ends
Report Cards Mailed Home

Saturday School: Saturday School is an alternative program targeted at students who are
found truant or have excessive tardies. A Saturday Session contract will be issued to each
student and parents will be notified in advance that their student must attend Saturday
School. Assignment to Saturday School is an administrative function and clears truancies at
the school level. It does not necessarily remove truancies from individual classes for the
purpose of grade calculation by teachers. Sessions will start promptly at 8:00 am and will
continue until 12 noon. Admission to Saturday School may be denied to all students who
report later than 7:50 am and who arrive unprepared to work. Students are expected to bring
schoolwork and to study during this time. Failure to show or being told to leave Saturday
School will result in further disciplinary action (i.e. additional Saturday School, suspension,
loss of activity participation, etc.)
School Police Officer: The School Police Officer assigned to Morse High School is a full
time sworn police officer of the State of California. The security office is located in Room
803.
Sexual Harassment: The San Diego Unified School District recognizes that harassment on the
basis of sex is a violation of Federal and State employment discrimination laws as well as
District Policy and Administrative Procedures. The District maintains all students should be
free from sexual harassment, and will not tolerate such conduct on the part of any individual.
The following actions are prohibited for both students and staff:
vulgar letters, notes, posters, symbols, or other writings offensive to students of a
specific race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion or gender.
comments, gestures or touches of a sexual nature that are deliberate and unwelcome.
negative comments or behavior based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion
or gender.
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force or threat of force through outright actions or intimidation.


Students should report any sexual harassment to the principal, vice-principal,
counselor or teacher.

Senior Exhibition and Portfolio: All seniors in the San Diego Unified School District have a
graduation requirement to successfully complete a Senior Portfolio Exhibition that consists of
three components:
Portfolio- Seniors will select and reflect on the assignments they have saved from
their high school classes and organize them into the senior portfolio
Project- Seniors will complete a critical thinking project during their senior year.
Presentation- Seniors will give a presentation of their portfolio and their project to a
panel of judges.
Guidelines for the Senior Exhibition/ Portfolio explaining what is required for each of the
five portfolio sections and the exhibition will be shared with the students beginning in their
sophomore year.
Smoking: The use and/or possession of tobacco or tobacco products is prohibited by State law
and supported by school district procedure. Students found smoking on the school grounds
will have their parents contacted, be detained after school, and for subsequent offenses, face
suspension from school and/or possible arrest. This rule applies during the school day, on
school buses, and at school-sponsored activities.
Student Store: Located next to the Finance Office in the Borealis building, the student store
is operated by the ASB and is open during lunch. Nutritious snack items, beverages, school
spirit items, school supplies and other Tiger clothing items are regularly kept in supply.
Student Support Services: Students and their families may be referred through their counselor
or through the district to one or more comprehensive culturally appropriate mental health
services in order to address issues that include scholastic performance, attendance, disruptive
behavior, unusual behavior, and other social problems.
Textbooks: The Textbook Room windows are located on the northeast end of the Library
Media Center. Textbooks are checked out directly to students and are the responsibility of the
student to
whom it is issued. Students are responsible for paying for lost, stolen or damaged books.
Do not leave textbooks in your classrooms. If they are stolen or damaged, you are the
responsible party, not your teacher.
Whenever a student changes classes, books that are no longer needed should be returned.
Students with library or textbook indebtedness will not be issued additional materials
until the debt are cleared. Any student on the indebtedness list cannot participate in major
extra-curricular activities.
Tiger Lounge: Tutoring with core teachers is available before school and after school in the
library in all core content areas. Stay on top of your academics; seek help when you need it
by going to tutoring!
Vandalism and Property Damage: School buildings, grounds and equipment cost the taxpayers
to construct, purchase and maintain. Students who destroy or vandalize school property will
be required to pay damages and/or losses. In addition to making restitution, suspension,
expulsion and/or legal action may be recommended by the school against the student(s)
responsible.
Visitors: ALL VISITORS, including parents, must check in at the main gate, sign in and
obtain a name badge before visiting anyplace on the campus. Students from other schools
may not visit unless their parents accompany them.
Web-Site Address:

Website: www.sandi.net/morse. Check the website often for

school information.

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Weighted Grading Policy: The official, cumulative GPA used for all purposes is the
cumulative GPA on your transcript. AP classes are the only District Recognized Weighted
Credit Courses authorized to receive District Weighted Grade Points. Students must earn a
C or higher and take the AP exam.
! Valedictorian and Salutatorian: Weighted grade point average (WPGA) from
grades 10 through the first semester of the senior year. The student with the
highest WGPA is the valedictorian. The student with the second highest WGPA is
the salutatorian. Students wear a white gown with Valedictorian/Salutatorian
Medallion and ribbon.
! Principals Award: Cumulative weighted GPA of 4.0 in grades 10-12. Students
wear a white gown with the Principals Award Medallion and ribbon, and receive a
Principals Award Certificate.
! Academic Distinction: A Morse High Diploma with academic distinction allows a
student to wear a white gown. Students must meet all of the following criteria:
Must be a full time student (four courses) in the fall semester of senior year
Must have a cumulative WGPA of 3.5 or higher in grades 10-12
Must earn A or B grades in 14 core courses in grades 10-12
Must have taken 2 years of a lab science in grades 9-12
Must have taken 2 years of a world language
Williams Act: California Education Code Section 35186 requires that students and parents be
notified of the following:
! Each and every student must have a textbook and/or instructional materials to use
in class and to take home
! School facilities must be clean, safe and maintained in good repair
! A properly credentialed teacher should be assigned to each class
! Students who have not pass the high school exit exam by the end of the 12 th grade
are entitled to receive intensive instruction
If you think the Williams Act requirements are not being met, you may obtain a complaint
form at the school site or district office.
Work Permits: All students under the age of 18 must have a work permit if they are
employed during the school year or summer. Babysitting and yard work do not require a work
permit. Applications for a work permit may be obtained in the Student Success Center (Room
100) after the student has been hired or if the employer requests a work permit for an
interview. Once completed by the employer and signed by the parent or guardian, the
application is returned to the Student Success Center for approval. A temporary copy of the
application will be given to the student for the employer.
Yearbook: Yearbooks may be purchased at the Finance Office. Reduced prices are available
at the beginning of the school year. It is highly recommended that students purchase
yearbooks early in the school year. A limited number of copies are printed. Dont miss out!

EVERY WEDNESDAY IS COLLEGE WEAR WEDNESDAY


&
EVERY FRIDAY IS BLUE, GOLD AND WHITE SPIRIT DRESS UP

HELP SUPPORT YOUR SCHOOL!


Morse High School offers a strong instructional program and a wide variety of extracurricular
activities. This year can be a successful and productive experience for you. Decisions you
make
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from day to day will determine the level of success you experience this year. The further you
go in
school, the more responsibility you are given for your education. The following are school
rules
and helpful hints for success in high school:

attend school every day, on time, and with an enthusiasm for learning. Every day has
something new to learn
come to school prepared each and every day with your school supplies: 3 ring binder,
paper, pen, pencil and textbook
always do homework promptly and review for tests a day or two early so you can get
help in topics/problems youre unsure about
get involved in at least two activities or sports, so you become involved with a greater
circle of friends and experiences
respect the authority of school personnel
be courteous and respect the rights and property of others
follow school rules
participate in school activities and support your classmates by going to athletic
events, school dances, ASB lunch activities, club meetings/events, etc. High school
has much to offer. Dont miss out!
get to know your teachers and counselor. Create your own support group of
professionals in the school
find time to explore your interests as you think about and prepare for your future
career.

Make wise choices during your high school years so that they will be productive ones for
you! You can achieve your dreams!

Alma Mater
A ll Hail Our A lma Mater,
Hail Blue, Hail W hite, Hail
Gold!
Thy Honor, Pride, and Glory
Shall in Our Liv es be Told.
W e Pledge Our Hearts
Dev otion,
Our Lov e, Our Loy alty !
A ll Hail To Thee Morse High
School,
Hail Blue, Hail W hite, Hail Gold
MORSE HIGH SCHOOL VISION
Morse High School is an educational community united to provide
opportunities for all individuals to reach their full potential as lifelong
learners."

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School and District Information/Resources (A-3)


DIRECTIONS: With your support provider, identify the personnel and instructional resources available to
help you gather information in each area listed below:
If your district/school provides this information in another format, copy and attach it.
Instructional Resources

Contact Person

Information
Phone #

Room #

e-mail

Dora Maher

x2227

LIB

dmaher@sandi.net

Classroom Supplies

Flavio Perez

2623

600

fperez@sandi.net

Duplication of Materials

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Technology

Phil Grooms

2955

BPE

pgrooms1@sandi.net

Instructional Materials

Dora Maher

x2227

LIB

dmaher@sandi.net

Library Resources

Dora Maher

x2227

LIB

dmaher@sandi.net

Textbooks

Dora Maher

x2227

LIB

dmaher@sandi.net

English Learner

Carolina Martinez

4001

A101

cmartinez@sandi.net

Other: !"#

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

California Academic
Content Standards and
Frameworks

Student Data Information

Contact Person

Information
Phone #

Room #

e-mail

District/School Test Scores

Ed Gough, SIE

4405

405

egough@sandi.net

Individualized Education
Plan/IEP

Matthew Cleek

4312

312

mcleek@sandi.net

Standardized Tests

Cathy Banuelos

4024

B202

cbanuelos@sandi.net

Online District Data System

Joe Shevlin

3023

B23

jshevlin@sandi.net

Student Support Services

Contact Person

Information
Phone #

Room #

e-mail

Counselor

Arlene Maglalang

2719

714

amaglalang@sandi.net

CPR Certified School Staff

Lori Vouros

2718

700

lvouros@sandi.net

Emergency Coordinator

Richard De La Pena

2761

705

rdelapena@sandi.net

Healthy Start Coordinator

Phil Grooms

2955

BPE

pgrooms1@sandi.net

Nurse

Lori Vouros

2718

700

lvouros@sandi.net

Crisis Counselor

Christy Flint

2717

711

cflint@sandi.net

Resource Specialist (RSP)

Dora Maher

2227

LIB

dmaher@sandi.net

School/District Psychologist

Jennifer Maier

2327

B27

jmaier@sandi.net

Social Worker

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

2105

100C

avannice@sandi.net

Other: Occupational

Therapist

Alicia Van Nice

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Home/School Communication (A-4)


DIRECTIONS: Maintaining a record of your contacts is important in establishing a working relationship with families.
Document your conversations with students families below, or attach documentation that includes this information.
Student Name

Contact Name

Contact
Number

E-Mail Address/ Cell


Phone Number

Contact Date/Comments

Student Directory
Attached

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Report Date: 5/17/2012

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Student Directory
Ordered by Student

Morse High
Class: 5061-1 - CHOIR 6 (P)
Period: 5
Student
Apostol, Brian P (022494317)

Teacher: Bearden, Andrew (144598)


Room: 806
Gndr

Grade

12

Phone: (619) 472-5535

Parent/Guardian (Mother)
F

Phone: (619) 479-6878

12

Counselor: Wegener, Warren John

Home Address: 6493 PLAZA CUERNAVACA


SAN DIEGO, CA 921140000
Parent/Guardian (Mother)

Contacts: Casino, Florida


Home Phone: (619) 267-6725
F

Phone: (619) 519-0967

11

Counselor: Mullaney, Mahina

Home Address: 340 NORTHGATE ST


SAN DIEGO, CA 92114
Parent/Guardian (Mother)

Contacts: Chargualaf, Barbara Ann


Cell Phone: (619) 519-0967

Contacts: Coloma, Annabelle


Home Phone: (619) 267-1312
Coloma, Arthur
Home Phone: (619) 267-1312

Counselor: Flint, Kristin

Parent/Guardian (Father)

Phone: (619) 267-6725

Coloma, Arthur King (050895238)

10

Home Address: 7056 BROOKHAVEN RD


SAN DIEGO, CA 92114
Parent/Guardian (Mother)

Contacts: Candare, Wilma


Home Phone: (619) 419-0002
Candare, Gerado
Home Phone: (619) 419-0002

Chargualaf, Faith (081995044)

Counselor: Wegener, Warren John

Parent/Guardian (Mother)

Phone: (619) 419-0002

Casino, Brando L (072193555)

12

Home Address: 7264 DANAWOODS CT


SAN DIEGO, CA 92114
Parent/Guardian (Father)

Contacts: Calimlim, Mariano


Home Phone: (619) 479-6878
Calimlim, Marie
Home Phone: (619) 479-6878
Candare, Ge-Annmarie J (316726)

Counselor: Wegener, Warren John

Home Address: 7503 WESTBROOK AV


SAN DIEGO, CA 921390000
Parent/Guardian (Father)

Contacts: Apostol, Eduardo


Home Phone: (619) 472-5535
Apostol, Helena
Home Phone: (619) 472-5535
Calimlim, Jade N (021994171)

Counselor / Advisor

11

Counselor: Mullaney, Mahina

Home Address: 1640 PETAL DR


SAN DIEGO, CA 92114
Parent/Guardian (Mother)
Parent/Guardian (Father)

Report Date: 5/17/2012

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Student Directory
Ordered by Student

Morse High
Class: 5061-1 - CHOIR 6 (P)
Period: 5
Student
Cruz, Peter P (032295185)

Teacher: Bearden, Andrew (144598)


Room: 806
Gndr

Grade

11

Phone: (619) 466-5637

Phone: (619) 434-8681

Counselor: Wegener, Warren John

Parent/Guardian (Father)
F

Phone: (619) 479-9037

12

Counselor: Wegener, Warren John

Home Address: 7141 BULLOCK DR


SAN DIEGO, CA 92114
Parent/Guardian (Mother)

Contacts: Ilano, Leah


Home Phone: (619) 479-9037
Ilano, Richard
Home Phone: (619) 479-9037

Contacts: Mesina, Rowie


Cell Phone: (619) 549-2045

12

Home Address: 2041 ALTA VIEW DR


SAN DIEGO, CA 92139
Parent/Guardian (Mother)

Contacts: Ignacio, Joelita


Cell Phone: (619) 316-1971
Ignacio, Romeo
Cell Phone: (619) 316-1971

Phone: (619) 434-8108

Counselor: Wegener, Warren John

Parent/Guardian (Father)

Phone: (619) 267-5791

Mesina, Roann Mae O (092794644)

12

Home Address: 1420 JAMISON CT


SAN DIEGO, CA 921140000
Parent/Guardian (Mother)

Contacts: Alcantara, Eden


Home Phone: (619) 475-9803
Fernandez, Franco
Home Phone: (619) 475-9803

Ilano, Averi Joy (57910)

Counselor: Mullaney, Mahina

Parent/Guardian (Mother)

Phone: (619) 475-9803

Ignacio, Janet A (082594132)

11

Home Address: 7045 PARKSIDE CT


SAN DIEGO, CA 92139
Parent/Guardian (Father)

Contacts: Delos Santos, Percilito


Home Phone: (619) 434-8681
Delos Santos, Cleofe
Home Phone: (619) 434-8681
Fernandez, Pamela (081294186)

Counselor: Mullaney, Mahina

Home Address: 617 ARROYO SECO DR


SAN DIEGO, CA 92114
Parent/Guardian (Mother)

Contacts: Concepcion, Jennifer


Cell Phone: (619) 581-0217
Delos Santos, Christian (090395483)

Counselor / Advisor

Parent/Guardian (Father)
F

12

Counselor: Ward, Beverly

Home Address: 8536 NOELINE PL


SAN DIEGO, CA 92114
Parent/Guardian (Mother)

Report Date: 5/17/2012

Page: 3

Student Directory
Ordered by Student

Morse High
Class: 5061-1 - CHOIR 6 (P)
Period: 5
Student
Mique, Jarell (101494047)

Teacher: Bearden, Andrew (144598)


Room: 806
Gndr

Grade

12

Parent/Guardian (Mother)
F

Phone: (619) 292-2214

Phone: (619) 235-3476

Phone: (619) 267-0208

Contacts: Reyes-Villamarin, Connie


Cell Phone: (619) 988-6846

12

Counselor: Ward, Beverly

12

Counselor: Ward, Beverly

Home Address: 2274 MONTCLIFF RD


SAN DIEGO, CA 921390000
Parent/Guardian (Mother)

Contacts: Servenas, Mabel Ann


Cell Phone: (619) 569-0150
Villamarin, Villi R (040494065)

Counselor: Mullaney, Mahina

Home Address: 2620 KEEN DR


#2600
SAN DIEGO, CA 92139
Parent/Guardian (Mother)

Contacts: Nobles, Zemah


Work Phone: (619) 235-1414
Servenas, Allyssa Mae D (070594153)

11

Home Address: 6580 BULLOCK DR


SAN DIEGO, CA 92114
Parent/Guardian (Father)

Contacts: Natividad, Raynaldo


Home Phone: (619) 292-2214
Nobles, Jason M (101694186)

Counselor: Ward, Beverly

Home Address: 868 PLAZA TORREON


SAN DIEGO, CA 92114
Parent/Guardian (Father)

Contacts: Mique, Rizalito


Work Phone: (619) 534-6009
Mique, Daisy
Work Phone: (619) 534-6009
Natividad, Aubrey Mae B (071695271)

Counselor / Advisor

12

Counselor: Ward, Beverly

Home Address: 6826 DORIANA ST


# 37
SAN DIEGO, CA 92139
Parent/Guardian (Mother)
Total Students: 17

Participating Teacher: Bearden

School: Morse H.S.

Knowledge of the policies and procedures at your site is important to you as a professional educator.
This list of discussion topics will help you understand your local teaching context. In a meeting with your site
administrator or designee, discuss each of these items and obtain your administrators signature.
Staff Information
Staff Roster

Staff Responsibilities

School Office Procedures

Teacher Evaluation Process

Daily Communication Procedure

Intervention Programs

School Vision and/or Mission Statement

Substitute Request

Emergency Procedures
School Information
School Policies

Available Technology and Equipment

Homework Policy

Teacher/Student Internet Use Agreement

Room Environment Expectations

Attendance Procedures

Schoolwide Discipline Procedure

Hours to be on Campus

Back-to-School/Open House Expectations

Access to Cumulative Records

Lesson Plan Expectations

Available Translation Services

Pedagogy - Content and Subject Matter


Grading and reporting policies

Guidelines for communicating with parents

Universal Access - Equity and Diversity


Board Policy on Sexual Harassment

Reporting Procedures for Sexual Harassment


and Child Abuse

Universal Access - English Learners


Instructional program for English learners
Universal Access - Special Populations
Site resources available to meet the needs of special
populations

Legal requirements of IEP

_________________________________________________ Date: __________________________


Site Administrator/Designee (signature indicates completion)

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Samuel F.B. Morse High School

Faculty Handbook

6905 Skyline Drive San Diego, CA 92114


MAIN: 619.262.0763
FAX: 619.262.6835

Revised March 2012


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Introduction

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SCHOOL PROFILE
Samuel F.B. Morse High School, located on 6905 Skyline Drive in Southeast San Diego, was
established in 1962. It served a population of 10th, 11th, and 12th graders until 1980, when 9th grade
was added. The community is culturally diverse and is composed mainly of single-family dwellings.
The school is housed on 57 acres of well-maintained grounds. There are 76 permanent facilities and
24 portable buildings. The science building, with four labs and a lecture hall, opened in the fall of
1992. The addition of 21 classrooms including a new attendance office, ASB room, and finance
office are housed in six two-story buildings located in front of the school. The new addition was
funded through a local tax initiative (Proposition O) and also included funds for over-all
modernization of existing buildings and technology enhancements. The school also includes
physical education fields, an amphitheater, and a football stadium. Proposition S approved by
voters added a new Hungry Tiger Restaurant, Auto Body shop, a new child development center
and a new stadium.
Morse High School is a comprehensive high school with an impressive range of course offerings to
meet the needs of all students. The following programs are offered, including the basic core classes:
Gifted and Talented Education (GATE), Special Education, English as a Second Language, Title 1,
ROP, AVID, and ROTC.

SCHOOL MISSION
Together, Morse students, parents, faculty, staff and community members will promote a positive
learning environment in which students master the California State Content Standards and fulfill
the Expected School-Wide Learning Results. (ESLRs)

SCHOOL VISION

Morse High School is an educational community united to provide opportunities for all individuals
to reach their full potential as lifelong learners.

ALMA MATER
All hail our alma mater
Hail blue, hail white, hail gold,
Thy honor, pride and glory
Shall in our lives be told.
We pledge our hearts devotion.
Our love, our loyalty.
All hail to thee Morse High School
Hail blue, hail white, hail gold!

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Faculty Handbook

SECTION I
Staff Organization

I-1

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ADMINISTRATION
Principal

Harry Shelton

Vice Principals

Richard Delapena

9th and 12th Grade

x2779
x2761

William Laine

10th and 11th


Grade

x2877

Admin Assistant

Kris Kneeland

Main Office

x2781

Head Counselor

Arlene Maglalang

x2719

Counselors

Beverly Ward

Head Counselor
Grades 9, 10, 11
A
12th Grade, O-Z

Warren Wegener

12th Grade, A-N

x2100

Mahina Mullaney

11th Grade B-Z

x2720

Kristin Flint

10th Grade B-Z

x2717

Richard McFall

9th Grade B-Z

x2716

Custodial Services

Flavio Perez

Room 600

x2633/x2600

Gear-Up Counselors

Warren Wegener

Room 100

X2100

Gear-Up Site Coordinators

Shawna Feaster

B-15

x2115

ASB

Joseph Duffy

B102

x2004

Athletic Director

Tracy McNair

Main Office

x2762

Senior Class Advisor

Christine Kiyama

B-34

x3034

Finance Clerk

Luong Truong

Nurse

Lori Vouros

Registrar

Yoshi Wright

School Police Officer

Jay Gresham

KEY STAFF

x2124

x2063
x2718
Room 401

x2465
x2803

School-to-Career
Coordinator

x2124

Where to Go for
HELP/SOLUTIONS
Absences/Blue Slips/CIS
Associated Student Body
(ASB) Card
Athletics
Career Information
Club Information
College Information

Attendance Office
(B101)
Finance Office

x2040/2084

Athletic
Director/Team Coach
Counselor/Student
Success Center
ASB Office (B102)

x2762

x2063

x2004

Detention

Counselor/Student
Success Center
Counselors

First Aid

Nurse's Office

x2718

ID Cards

x2063

Lost & Found

Finance Office/
Main Office
Library

Parking Permits

Security Office (803)

x2803

Student Store

ASB Office (B102)

x2004

Security

Security Office (803)

x2803

Textbooks (Issued & Lost)

Library Media Center


/Textbook Window
Finance Office

x2278

Tickets to School Events

I-2

Room 100

x2063

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Work Permits

Registrar's
Office
(401)
Head Counselor

x2702
x2719

STAFF AND COUNCIL MEETINGS


The various types of meetings at Morse relate closely
to the total school organization as outlined in this section.
1. STAFF MEETINGS are held monthly to discuss the needs of the site.
2. INSTRUCTIONAL COUNCIL is composed of the department chairs and members of the
Admin Team that meet to discuss academic issue to improve student achievement.
3. DEPARTMENT MEETINGS give special consideration to student outcomes,
instructional improvement and implementation of the instructional program in a specific
subject area. Departments usually meet once each month or as needed.
4. GOVERNANCE TEAM is composed of department chairs and their liaison administrator.
The major function of the Governance Team includes coordination of the schools
instructional program. The Governance Team meets on the first Monday of the month.
5. ENGLISH LEARNER ADVISORY COMMITTEE consists of parents, students, and an
advisor that meet to discuss and review issues concerning the English Learner Program.
The SAC usually meets the second Thursday of each month. Parents also serve on the
Districts English Learners Advisory Committee.
6. SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL is composed of parents, staff and students to discuss and
review items relating to the Title I Program at Morse. Meetings are held on the first
Tuesday of each month.
7. WASC FOCUS GROUPS are composed of staff from all content areas who work together
to implement the goals outlined in the WASC Action Plan and the restructuring plan. All
staff members belong to one of the six focus groups.
8. LEADERSHIP TEAM is composed of teachers, administration and staff who work
together to provide leadership and set the school focus.

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SECTION IV
STUDENT
DISCIPLINE
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Maintaining an effective learning environment should be a constant concern of all members of the
faculty. Staff members should accept full responsibility and work within the scope of their ability
and the authority granted by law to achieve good standards for student behavior.
Consistency in the administration of disciplinary policies has proved to be the most effective factor
in long-range group control and morals. The individual students as a member of a group develops
respect for, and faith in those in authority, only after he/she sees their disciplinary procedures fairly
administered. This is the most important reason for listing the provisions that pertain to our
responsibility and authority for developing student behavior standards.
1. Teachers shall maintain a standard of student behavior that is consistent with the Board of
Education policy and the standard established by the administration and teacher in the school.
a) The teacher sets the tone in the classroom. A specific code of conduct must be posted in
each classroom. The rules must be clearly written and easy to read by all students.
b) Roll taking is mandatory on a daily basis for each class.
c) All teachers must stand at their classroom doors during the passing period, especially before
the first bell rings. Administrators will roam the campus. During lunch, counselors will
supervise designated areas until the tardy bell rings. Supervision aides will continue to
supervise critical areas. Feel free to instruct the students to move swiftly to their particular
classrooms.
d) Do not allow students to bring food to your class and do not give permission for students to
finish eating outside of your class when class should be in session.
e) Do not issue passes for students the first and last 10 minutes of class.
f) Bathroom passes should be issued sparingly with serious teacher discretion. Students must
have on an orange vest before leaving the classroom.
g) Do not allow students to aimlessly wander into your classroom late without responding with
some form of disciplinary action (see Tardy Policy).
2. Responsibility and authority of any teacher extends to all students including any student
not under the immediate control of another teacher.
3. Each teacher is expected to develop and maintain with his/her own students, standards for
student behavior that are effective in his/her own area. These shall relate to such matters as
safety procedures, scheduling and time allotted for special activities or student drills, dressing
for special activities, quality of student performance in special courses and other appropriate
activities.
4. The use of physical restraint or force to handle discipline problems should be limited to
emergency situations where the behavior is harmful to the student or to others.

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5. Solutions to serious behavior and adjustment problems are to be found through techniques of
individual analysis, guidance and adjustment. Administrative action in extreme cases in which
students do not respond to normal positive controls may be required.
A. Program Curtailment: A students program may be shortened to a minimum of four
periods.
B. Suspension: an administrator may suspend a student for one to five school days. Teachers
may suspend for the remainder of a class period plus another class period. In case of teacher
suspension, the student must be sent to the discipline room with a referral.
C. Exclusion: Students may be excluded from school attendance for reasons relating to health,
morality, physical or mental disability by action of the Board.
D. Expulsion: Students may be expelled from school for gross misconduct upon action of the
Board of Education.

CLASSROOM DISCIPLINE
Minor Infractions - The following progressive discipline interventions and strategies will be
utilized and documented by the classroom teacher to handle minor classroom rule infractions (i.e.
excessive talking, coming to class unprepared, gum chewing, non-participation, disruptive behavior,
and other infractions of classroom rules). Prior to writing a behavior referral, several of these
interventions must have been implemented and documented in an effort to correct the behavior
within the classroom environment.

Required Interventions/Progressive Discipline:


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Additional Optional Interventions:


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Individual conference with


student/Warning
Review of classroom rules and
expectations with student
Personal parent phone call (NOT
Blackboard)
Buddy Room (send work to complete
with student)
Consult with counselor, case manager
and/or administrator
Consult with colleagues (i.e. students
other teachers, coaches, club advisors,
etc.)

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Parent/teacher conference
Before/After School or Lunch
Detention with teacher
Seat Changes
Loss of points/lower citizenship grade
Behavior contract/recognition for
positive behavior
Conference with counselor, teacher,
student

All interventions and strategies listed may be repeated as necessary.


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If minor classroom rule infractions are not resolved through implementing the above interventions,
and the student continues to demonstrate disruptive behavior, a behavior referral may be written
for continued defiance.
Major infractions (gross defiance) should be referred immediately to an administrator. The
handling administrator decides the course of action. These referrals can be written without prior
action, although it is highly unlikely that someone who has never been in trouble would exhibit such
behavior.
Serious overt behavior, which could endanger the physical well being of one or more class
members. These referrals should go directly to the school police officer and/or vice-principal.
Examples would be fighting, possessing a weapon, or drug related problems.

REFERRALS
A Referral is a form used by staff members to report inappropriate behavior. A referral is a legal
document that can be used in a court of law. Therefore, information written on a referral should be
narrative of what actually happened without value judgments.
Referral report forms will be completed each time a student is sent out of class for disciplinary
reasons. It is not acceptable to send a student out of class without a referral or pass to the office at
any time.
When writing a referral details are needed. It is not sufficient to say Defiant. We must know
details about the incident. If the problem is volatile in the classroom, you may write something such
as details later. Be sure you finish writing the referral at your earliest convenience and submit to
the proper person as soon as possible. In case of inappropriate language, record words used and to
whom they were directed.

REFERRAL WRITING PROCESS


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Teacher fills out referral form completely and objectively. (Reminder: Referrals are legal
documents and therefore should be written professionally without opinion or judgment.)
Teacher indicates on the referral form which interventions have been attempted. Teacher
may also attach separate documentation of prior interventions.
Personal parent contact must have been made prior to writing a referral for ongoing
problematic behaviors. (Blackboard phone calls are not sufficient parent contact for chronic
discipline issues.)
Teacher keeps goldenrod copy of referral.
Teacher sends student with referral (security may be called if necessary) to Intervention
Room or Vice Principal if Intervention Room is not open.
Administrator or designee handles referral as appropriate and issues consequences.
Consequences may include: suspend for 1-2 days from that class (period suspension),
detention, campus beautification, Saturday School, suspension (out of school). Student will
remain in Intervention Room for remainder of period.
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White copy of referral including action taken is returned to teacher within 24 hours.
Pink copy of referral is given to counselor for any necessary follow-up.
Green copy goes to Vice Principal.
Referral is documented in Zangle by the staff member who handled the referral.

TYPES OF BEHAVIOR THAT DO NOT WARRANT A REFERRAL include failure to bring


a book to class, failure to have a sharpened pencil, failure to return a progress report, or tardiness to
class (see Tardy Policy). If the student starts to bother others because of these things, or if it
becomes an act of defiance, this is a different problem.
WHAT IS NEEDED WHEN YOU DO WRITE A REFERRAL
Actions taken prior to the referral must be documented by the teacher and on the referral form.
This does not mean action that day it means that you have utilized the interventions and strategies
listed in the above box.
Do not use a referral as the initial step in changing or modifying student behavior (except as in
serious overt behaviors as above).
Personally telephoning the parent is always an important step in helping a student improve his/her
behavior. When phoning the parent, clearly identify yourself (I am Johns math teacher at
Morse.), briefly state the problem, ask for parent support and thank the parent.
OTHER THINGS TO CONSIDER
A referral may be written without prior intervention in certain, serious situations, including
profanity toward teacher, extreme defiance and other suspendable offences (see above Serious
Overt Behavior or Major Infractions.)
Classroom rules and expectations including progressive discipline steps must be posted in every
classroom.
Students may not be sent out of class for behavior reasons without a referral at any time. Student
sent out of class without a referral or pass to the office disrupt the learning environment of other
students/classes. In addition, sending a student out of class without other intervention will not
resolve the problem.
When a student walks out of class be courteous, but direct; do not argue with student or
physically stop the student write the referral; document situation. Know that personnel who
receive the referrals will use their professional judgment in handling them, so please dont specify
what to do with the student as a result of the referral. It could be a difficult situation if you suggest
demands on a referral that cant be met.
Finally, be sure your citizenship grades commensurate with your actions and referrals on a student.
We do not have a case for more serious action, i.e., transfer or suspension, if an E, G, S (or even N)
is given to a student who receives referrals for unacceptable behavior.
REMOVAL OF STUDENTS FROM SCHOOL
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A law enforcement officer in the performance of his duty may remove a pupil from school.
(Chapter 5, Penal Code State of California Section 729. Welfare and Institution Code: California
Legislative Council Opinion No. 1499 dated September 11, 1952.)

REMOVAL OF STUDENTS FROM SCHOOL (Continued)


In all cases where the pupil is removed from the school without a written request from the legal
guardian, the school must notify the legal guardian immediately. In the event that the legal
guardian cannot be reached, the office of the superintendent of schools or the counseling division
must be notified.
If a child must appear in court, he/she may be removed from the school by the legal guardian and
then taken to court, or removed from the school by the probation officer.
Probation officers or other social workers may confer with school employees within their building
regarding particular children if an administrator of the school has granted permission for the
conference.
Private process-serving agencies may not serve legal papers upon students at school. Only regular
law enforcement officers are recognized to interview or serve legal papers on students.
SENIOR APPEAL PROCESS
Any senior who is suspended during their senior year will lose their privilege to attend any senior
related school activity. Any senior who is suspended for a total of four (4) or less days, may go
before the Senior Appeals Board in hopes to regain a portion of their senior activities.
CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT
Every teacher is to have a clear and concise statement (consistent with district and school policies of
expected classroom behaviors and consequences for misbehaviors) for distribution to class
members. Students are to review and discuss these statements in class. Those entering the class
during the school year should be supplied with the statement.
It is recommended that these statements be sent home with the student for parent signature and
returned for documentation. This discipline statement should be posted in the classroom.
Discipline or classroom control is a joint effort on the part of the teacher and the student. Selfdiscipline is the ideal, but few students of the adolescent age group have such complete maturity
that they have no need for the teachers help and guidance. Some of the following suggestions may
prove to be practical aids in certain situations.
1. Begin the year by making a good impression. Students need to feel the class is going to be a
happy, friendly, yet a business-like place with a good leader in control. Remember, an
attractive classroom will help to generate a climate that is conductive to learning.
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2. Begin your class promptly and have a plan for the entire class period. Provide the widest
variety of materials possible. Idle students are potential discipline problems. If you can
allow 6-10 minutes for students to start the homework assignment in the classroom, your
lesson plan does not adequately cover the entire class period.

CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT (Continued)


3. The obstacles for the day should be apparent the minute the pupil enters the room and
should include something that is to be accomplished the first few minutes of the period.
4. Be certain students can reach the objectives and goals set for the class. Objectives and goals
set too high or too low for either individual students or the group are equally destructive.
Unnecessary interruptions create distractions, which can lead to trouble.
5. Reprimand students in private. Adolescent, even more than adults, tend to respond in the
manner in which they are addressed. Use your voice to your advantage.
6. Be consistent in enforcing discipline standards. If behavior is considered unacceptable one
day, this same behavior must be unacceptable everyday. If there is a fight, one referral on
only one student is not acceptable and also does not show you as being fair. Remember, it
takes two to fight.
7. If you are uncertain what to do in a particular class situation, use your common sense. Trust
your judgment and have confidence in yourself.
8. Learn to listen. Talk to students during passing periods, on the lunch grounds, and during
other informal occasions. You can learn much about them and gain their respect by showing
an interest in them.
9. Dont threaten any action you cant carry out. Give students the security of knowing exactly
where they stand. Certain behavior certain result.
10. Have a routine for all classroom procedures. Routine gives youngsters security and
establishes precedence and policies for doing all the things in the classroom such as
sharpening pencils, collecting assignments, obtaining paper, etc.
11. Avoid creating situations where students are forced to lie; give them an opportunity to save
face when they are in a tight spot.
12. Consider the physical comfort of students.

Keep room well ventilated.


See that proper lighting exists.
Eliminate outside disturbances whenever possible.
Encourage student cooperation in keeping room environment ongoing.
Observe students who may need to be checked by the nurse on eyesight and hearing.
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Dress Code Policy


The first line of responsibility in following and maintaining a dress code policy is the student and parents/guardian. The
administration of Morse High School will maintain the responsibility for interpreting this document and resolving
questions concerning the application of its tenets. Therefore,
1.

All staff, students and community are expected to wear appropriate attire reflective of the professional setting
and learning environment of Morse High School.

2.

Any attire that is identified as jeopardizing ones health or safety, disrupting to the teaching/learning process,
creating school disorder or immodest in any respect is not permitted. Inappropriate attire includes, but is not
limited to any clothing that does not properly cover bra straps midriffs or reveals undergarments (mesh or seethrough) such as:
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Tube tops
Crop tops
Halter-tops
Spaghetti straps
House slippers
Underwear worn as outerwear
Shorts that are too short and/or too tight and expose the buttocks
Skirts shorter than 2 above the knee
Skirt slits higher than 2 above the knee and pants that do not fit or are worn so loosely so that
undergarments are exposed are not permitted.

3.

Attire that names, promotes, or advertises products that are illegal for minors to purchase are not permitted
(i.e. drugs, alcohol, tobacco).

4.

Attire that features offensive and/or vulgar words, pictures, or drawings that name, advertise, or promote
sexually related products or activities is not permitted.

5.

Attire that includes words, phrases, or pictures that are derogatory regarding ethnic background, national
origin, religious belief, gender, gender orientation, or disability, is not permitted.

6.

Hair rollers, hairnets, plastic caps, doo-rags, bandanas (carried or worn), or any hats that have been altered in
any way are not permitted.

7.

Sunglasses and some headgear are appropriately worn outside of the classroom only.

8.

Shoes and shirts must be worn at all times.

9.

Any articles of clothing, adornment or accessory determined by the Morse High School administration and/or
the SDPD to identify affiliation to any gang, organization, group, associated with, or reputed to be involved in
criminal activity are not permitted.

The consequences of being in violation of the dress code are as follows:

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1st offense:
2nd offense:
3rd offense:
4th offense:

Adult counsels student, student is asked to modify attire without leaving campus. If attire cannot be
modified, the students parent/guardian will be called in order to supply student with appropriate
apparel. Offense is documented.
Same as #1 plus student is assigned after school detention.
This will be considered direct defiance of the authority of this document. The administration will be
responsible for the suspension of the student from school. Student, parent, and VP will sign a contract
upon students return that will reiterate this document.
Voluntary or involuntary alternative to attendance at Morse High School will be presented to parent
and student during a conference with a vice-principal.

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San Diego City Schools


ZERO TOLERANCE CONTRACT
On July 13, 1993, the Board of Education approved the following Zero Tolerance Policy
concerning students who possess weapons or engage in repeated fights and acts of violence:
The Board of Education hereby declares the San Diego City Schools to have a Zero Tolerance
Policy on weapons, violent acts and repeated fighting. This policy shall apply to middle, junior, and
senior high school students. Hereafter, all students who possess a firearm, knife, explosive or any
other dangerous object in school shall be immediately suspended and recommended for expulsion
with the option of suspension of the expulsion if the student agrees to attend a district Zero
Tolerance Program. For the purposes of this policy, an object used in a threatening manner shall be
considered a weapon even if its normal use is not as a weapon.
Hereafter all acts of physical violence and weapons will be recorded for every pupil on their
permanent record including information on suspensions and expulsions, but such information will
not follow the student after graduation. The first offense for weapons and violence and the third
offense for fighting that inflicts injury, within one year, shall require attendance in the Zero
Tolerance Program for a minimum of one semester. Schools shall implement intervention strategies
with students after the first and second incidents of fighting that inflict injury.
In addition, trespassing on school grounds by students in middle, junior, senior high school violate
appropriate Education Code and Penal Codes referenced by this policy, they will be charged and
arrested and taken to a juvenile detention facility or county jail.
This policy shall be publicized and each student shall have a signed copy of the policy in his or her
cumulative file effective 1994-95 school year.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------I acknowledge that I have read and understand the Zero Tolerance Policy. This policy has been
explained to me and I realize the consequences of my actions if I violate the policy.
Name: ______________________________ Date of birth: _________________________
School Official: ______________________________________ Date: ________________

NOTE: The Zero Tolerance Policy is updated each year by the District and distributed to students
and parents for signatures.

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STUDENT ACADEMIC HONESTY POLICY
The San Diego Board of Education requires that all schools establish a citizenship and academic grading policy related to academic honesty. Honesty
and integrity are the core of the educational process. It establishes trust, which is necessary in producing a productive relationship between the staff
and students. When an act of academic process is undermined, the students integrity is destroyed, and the trust between the staff and student is
broken down.
The teachers, counselors and administrators of Morse High School believe that in order to preserve this trust, this statement of policy concerning
academic honesty must be initiated and communicated to all members of our educational community. Any violations of this policy will be dealt with
in this manner explained, parents will be notified and a referral will be placed in the students permanent file. Academic and citizenship penalties,
along with a suspension, may occur.
ACT OF ACADEMIC DISHONESTY DEFINED
1.

Cheating on Tests:
Any intentional giving or using of external assistance relating to an
examination, test, or quiz without express permission of the teacher
including misuse of any form of technology.

Consequences:
1.
Receive a zero on the assignment that will be average into the
students grade.
2.
Receive a referral.
3.
Parents will be notified.
4.
First violation will result in an F/U grade on the six-week
grading period.
5.
Second violation will result in an F/U grade for the course for
that semester.

2.

Fabrication:
Any intentional falsification or invention of data, citation, or other
authority in an academic exercise.

Consequences:
If a student is found guilty of falsification of data or authority or
invention:
1.
The student will receive a zero on that assignment. That zero
grade will not be dropped and will be averaged into the students
semester grade.
2.
Student will receive a U for the six-week grading period.

3.

Unauthorized Collaboration:
While working together for mutual benefit is highly commendable,
unauthorized collaboration between a student and another person is not
permitted.

Consequences:
The same consequences as cheating on a test.

4.

Plagiarism:
Any intentional use of anothers ideas, words, or work as ones own.
Plagiarism includes the misuse of published material, technologically
generated material, and the work of other students.

Consequences:
The same consequences as fabrication.

5.

Theft or Alteration of Materials:


Any intentional and unauthorized taking, concealment, alteration,
or distribution of student, teacher or library materials.

Consequences:
1. Suspension.
2. A grade of F/U for the semester if violation is course-related.
3.Violators may also face criminal charges and other school-initiated
action on a case-by-case basis.

Test/Assignment Avoidance:
A pattern of absences on test days and/or assignment due dates for
the apparent advantage of performing better.

Consequences:
1. Parent will be notified.
2. At teachers discretion, any further test day absence may result in
forfeiture of the make-up opportunity.

6.

Pressure for Unsubstantiated Grade Change:


While Morse High encourages open communication regarding grades between teacher, students and parents, inappropriate requests for grade
changes will not be considered.
7.

Knowledge of Academic Dishonesty:


Students are encouraged to notify appropriate staff members when they have personal knowledge of a violation defined or implied in this code of
honor. Notification may be made anonymously.
8.

It is important to remember that college and career application forms ask school teachers, counselors, and administrators to comment on an applicants trustworthiness and integrity. Therefore, it is a
goal of Morse High School to set students on a foundation and truthfulness, not only for their future college or career plans, but also for themselves.
This form will become a part of the students permanent record.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------I have read and understand the Academic Honesty Policy of Morse High School.

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PRINT STUDENTS FULL NAME CLEARLY

STUDENTS SIGNATURE

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TECHNIQUES FOR INDIVIDUAL STUDENT CONTROL


1. Counsel privately with individual students having problems and agree upon a course of action.
Be certain they understand the rules and why we have them. Follow through on previously
agreed upon, yet reasonable, consequences.
2. Contact the parent by phone, note, home visit, or arrange a parent conference at school. If you
do not plan to make home contact, dont make the threat.
3. If students are to be detained after school for counseling or to make up regularly assigned work,
arrangements must be made a day ahead of time by the teacher. The teacher must contact the
parent or guardian prior to the detention date.
4. Check with the counselor for information and suggestions on the next steps in the case.
5. Generally, the case will deserve several opportunities to resolve the difficulties. Dont attempt
to correct all aspects of the problem at one time. Be certain the student clearly understands the
agreement.
6. Some first offenses are so serious that the office must be notified to help at once. If this
happens, Dial O for the switchboard operator. Operator will request office personnel to
dispatch for a security. Provide room number and nature of call.
7. Occasionally a student needs to be temporarily removed from the classroom. Plan with the
counselor and head counselor on arrangements. If this is the case, call security to escort the
student to the counselor. Student must be accompanied by an official referral form.
8. After you have used various techniques and adjustments, and the problem still persists, request
assistance from the counselor and the head counselor.
RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF PUPILS
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 outlines requirements and limitations
governing the release of pupil information by school districts receiving federal funds; violations can
result in withholding of such funds. Also, it provides a method for parent or guardian to seek
removal of certain information from written records regarding the child. It specifies that a parent or
guardian is required to have access to all written material regarding his/her child upon personal
request, and is entitled to personally read such material and prohibit the editing or withholding of
such written material. It provides for initial determination regarding allegations as to whether
information should be removed, to be made by principal or designee after meeting with parent or
guardian and certificated employee who recorded information, and for final determination
regarding allegations to be made by governing board. It also permits parent or guardian to submit
written objections to information and to have them made part of pupils record if information in
question is not removed. It provides for hearing panel of specified membership to assist in making
determination, and granting access to pupil records to members of such panel. Until definitive
guidelines are developed by federal and state agencies, this procedure will govern.

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LAWS RELATING TO STUDENTS (CALIFORNIA EDUCATION CODE)


Continued willful disobedience, open and persistent defiance of the authority of the teacher,
habitual profanity or vulgarity upon school premises, constitutes cause for suspension or expulsion
from school. Smoking or having tobacco on school premises constitutes good cause for the
suspension or expulsion of a pupil. (Ed Code 48900.)
The governing board of any school district shall suspend or expel pupils for misconduct when other
means or corrections fail to bring about proper conduct. (Ed Code 48900.)
Any pupil who willfully cuts, defaces, or otherwise injures, in any way, property, real or personal,
belonging to a school district is liable to suspension or expulsion, and the parent/guardian shall be
liable for all damages so caused by the pupil. The parent/guardian of a pupil shall be liable to a
school district for all property belonging to the school district loaned to the pupil and not returned
upon demand of an employee of the district authorized to make the demand. (Ed Code 48904.)
All pupils shall comply with the regulations, pursue the required courses of study, and submit to the
authority of the teachers of the schools. (Ed Code 48908, Title 5 300, 400.)
Any group of students may organize a student body association within the public schools with the
approval and subject to the control and regulation of the governing board of the district. Any such
organization shall have its purpose be the conduct of activities on behalf of the students approved
by the school authorities and not in conflict with the authority and responsibility of the public
school officials. Any student body organization may be granted the use of school premises and
properties without charge, subject regulations as may be established by the governing board of the
school district. (Ed Code 48930.)
Each parent, guardian, or other person having control of a child between the ages of six and sixteen
years, not exempted under the provisions of this chapter, shall send the child to public full-time day
school for the full time for which the public schools of the city, county, or school district in which
the child lives are in session. (Ed Code 48200.)
LAWS RELATING TO STUDENTS (CALIFORNIA EDUCATION CODE) (continued)
Any child is deemed a habitual truant who has been reported as a truant three or more times. (Ed
Code 48262.)
If any child in any district of a county is a habitual truant, or is irregular in attendance at school, as
defined in this article, or is habitually insubordinate or disorderly during attendance at school, the
county supervisor of schools shall request a petition on his behalf, in the juvenile court of the
county. (Ed Code 48263.)
Pupils at all times while in school or while attending a school related activity are to be under the
direct supervision of a member of the certificated staff. The principal is responsible for the
enforcement of this regulation. (Title 5 5552.)
Pupils may be detained in school for disciplinary or other reasons for a reasonable time but not
more than one hour in addition to the time provided for the maximum school day. (Title 5 2406.)
Students have the right to write. (Title 206905.)
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No pupil shall be required to remain in school during the intersession at noon or during any recess.
All pupils are required to pass out of the schoolroom at recess unless it would occasion an exposure
of health. (Title 5 2407.)
Under no condition is a pupil to leave the school grounds before dismissal without the approval of
the parent or guardian and the principal or a specifically delegated representative. (Title 5 2408.)
Electronic signaling devices are prohibited except for health reasons. (Ed Code 48901.5.)
Any pupil who engages in any action to haze, degrade, or injure fellow pupils is guilty of a
misdemeanor and subject to fine and imprisonment. (Ed Code 16126, Title 5 2409.)
ACCESS TO AND USE OF STUDENT RECORDS
Students personal cumulative folders may be made available to the teachers by the counselors, the
counseling secretary or by the registrar, and in no instance are they to be removed from the school
site. If a CUM folder is removed from the file, it must be replaced by an out card completed with
the required information. Students permanent grade folders (report card) are never removed from
the files.
Access to the Attendance Office files is restricted to secretaries, counselors and administrators.
Cards are not to be removed from these files. Teachers who wish to retrieve information from these
files or records will file a request with the attendance secretary to get the information from them.
The Family Privacy Act states that all persons must clear with the principal before undertaking
research projects, making off-campus class reports, or making media items related to student and
the school.

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COMPUTER USE POLICY
All Morse High School students must have their own current picture school ID displayed on the ID
clip. NO ID CARD = NO COMPUTER USE. Use of the computer and the network is a
privilege and is for educational uses only. Improper use of the computer and/or network will result
in the immediate cancellation of the students access privileges and disciplinary action by school
officials as outlined below.
Some of the uses which are UNACCEPTABLE include using impolite, abusive, offensive or
otherwise objectionable language in either public or private messages; using the internet or other
avenues for sending or retrieving confidential, illegal, obscene, violent, sexual, or other material
unrelated to the educational objectives for which computer access was granted.
Inappropriate use of the computer and/or network will result in the following disciplinary action:
First Occurrence: Student will be sent to see the vice principal with a referral. ID card will be
hole-punched and student counseled. Home contact will be made.
Second Occurrence: Student will be sent to see the vice principal with a referral. ID card will be
hole-punched a second time and student will lose all computer and network access privileges for the
remainder of the school year. Home contact will be made.

Any student ID card with two hole-punches indicates that the student has lost access to all
computer use at Morse High School for the remainder of the school year.

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SECTION V
CO-CIRRICULAR
ACTIVITIES

STUDENT GOVERNMENT
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The ASB at Morse provides students the opportunity to participate in the planning and execution of
activities and to learn constructive leadership procedures. At Morse, the students are encouraged
to actively take part in the decision making process that concerns and affects them. It is hoped that
the participation will be in areas of service to others as well as fun activities. The staff is urged to
become involved in the activities.
A. Regulations Governing ASB Organizations
1. Only district-enrolled students may be members.
2. Constitution and by-laws must be properly developed and must be approved by the ASB
Executive Council advisor and the co-principals.
3. Activities are governed by district policies, regulations, and procedures as well as by the
students own constitution and by-laws.
4. Activities are designed (when applicable) to have educational value.
5. Faculty advisors are appointed by the co-principals. For more detailed information, see
Circular #5352.
B. Activities
1. Are planned and placed on the master calendar throughout the year pending appropriate
approval. Changes may be made as necessary.
2. Must be approved by the ASB Executive Council, ASB Advisor, and administrators.
3. May include assemblies, media presentations, parties, dances, service projects, fund raising,
and Spirit Days.
4. Are publicized through bulletin notices, posters, and announcements from the leadership
class.
C. Clubs
1. Must adhere to district rules and policies.
2. Must have a constitution, a proposed budget, a list of current officers and a statement of
intent and service in order to be declared active.
3. Faculty members are invited to sponsor clubs.
4. Secret clubs are not allowed.
D. Funds
1. Consists of money collected, contributed and earned by students of the school, and money
given to the school for use by the students.
2. Students on the ASB Executive Council must vote approval for the expenditure of funds.
ASB advisor and the principal must give final approval.
3. The principal is considered as trustee and is directly responsible for the conduct of student
financial activities.
The class periods are reserved for curricular activities. Extra or co-curricular activities, with the
exception of certain service club activities, should be planned and conducted on out-of-class-time.

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ACTIVITIES/SALES REQUEST PROCEDURE


All activities must be approved by the ASB Council and club/activities sponsor at least three weeks
prior to the date of the event. The Council will meet on Tuesdays each month to approve Activity
Planning Sheets. Read the following procedures for completing your planning sheet and obtaining
the proper signature. Failure to comply may result in a cancelled activity.
Complete in the following order:
1. Prepare and submit plans to the Club Sponsor for preliminary approval and signature.
2. Submit to assistant principal for approval of section one.
3. See Administrative Assistant for calendar clearance.
4. Submit for approval to the ASB Council at least three weeks prior to the activity.
5. Submit to athletic director, building services supervisor and media technician, for approval
of facilities and services.
7. Submit to Finance Office for budget, transportation cost, and ticket approval.
8. Submit to principal for final approval.
*** IMPORTANT ***
Absolutely no sale or activity can take place until step 7 has been accomplished!
The majority of requests received are approved. However, reasons for disapproval may be:
1. The three-week timeline has not been met.
2. Legality with reference to district procedures may be in question (type of event, etc.).
3. Too many of the same types of events may be occurring at the requested time (i.e., several
candy sales going on in the same week).
4. Activities may have calendar/faculty conflict.

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ACTIVITY & REQUEST PLANNING SHEET (SAMPLE)


All activities must be approved by the ASB Council and club/activity sponsor at least three weeks
prior to the date of event. The council will meet on Tuesdays each month to approve Activity
Planning Sheets. Read the following procedures for completing your planning sheet and obtaining
the proper signatures. Failure to comply may result in a cancelled activity.
COMPLETE IN THE FOLLOWING ORDER:
1. Prepare and submit plans to Club Sponsor for preliminary approval and signature. Check
Fund Raising Booklet for approved times for sales.
2. Submit to vice principal for approval of section one.
3. See administrative assistant for calendar clearance.
4. Submit for approval to the ASB Council at least three weeks prior to the activity.
5. Submit to administrative assistant for substitute approval, when applicable.
6. Submit to athletic director, building services supervisor and media technician for approval of
facilities and services, when applicable.
7. Submit to finance office for budget, transportation cost and ticket approval.
8. Submit to principal for final approval.
I. Activity
Date of activity:

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Purpose/description of activity:
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Organization (club, department, etc.):
___________________________________________
Time of Activity:

From: ___________________ To:

_____________________
X ___________________________________
Department Vice-Principal approval
II. Substitutes
Substitutes needed:

( ) Yes

( ) No
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The request for a substitute form must be submitted to the general secretary three weeks prior to
the activity.
X ___________________________________
School General Secretary
ACTIVITY/REQUEST PLANNING SHEET (SAMPLE) - continued

IV. Facilities and Service Required


( ) Gymnasium
( ) Amphitheater
( ) Auditorium
( ) Cafeteria
( ) Other
Equipment/Supplies/Service (indicate need: seats, tables, etc.):
_______________________________

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Custodial

For equipment approval and check-out see Media Lab. Items requested:
_______________________
________________________
Media Technician
V. Financial
Estimated cost:
$_________________.________
Vendor:
________________________________________________________________________
Source of funding:
________________________________________________________________________
Transportation:
( ) Bus ( ) Private
Cost: $ ____________ . _______
Source of funding:
________________________________________________________________________
Tickets: Number of tickets needed: ___________________ Cost per ticket: $_____________
Tickets provided by: _________________
VI. Approvals
1. ______________________________________
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Club Sponsor

Date

2. ______________________________________
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Administrative Assistant

Date

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3. ______________________________________
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ASB Council Approval

Date

4. ______________________________________
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ASB Advisor & Master Calendar Approval

Date

5. ______________________________________
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Custodial

Date

6. ______________________________________
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Finance Office

Date

7. ______________________________________
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Principal

Date

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ELIGIBILITY FOR EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES


The following standards in scholarship and citizenship have been established as minimum
requirements for students who participate in extra-curricular activities. Staff advisors have the
option of establishing high standards through the principal.
Extra-curricular activities are defined as structured, non-classroom activities where students
represent the school publicly. This includes activities that are judged, such as music festivals,
bands, drill team, athletics, cheer, speech and debate, etc. Also included are members of the
Associated Student Body central governing council, presidents of subsidiary student organizations
and class officers.
1. At the end of each grading period, a student must have a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0
(equivalent to a C average) in scholarship and a 2.0 (equivalent to an S average) in
citizenship.
GPA, in both scholarship and citizenship, is figured by averaging grades assigned on a four-point
scale. Only required, full-period courses will be averaged in figuring eligibility. Values of letter
grades are as follows:
A = 4.0
B = 3.0
C = 2.0
D = 1.0
F = 0.0

E = 4.0
G = 3.0
S = 2.0
N = 1.0
U = 0.0

If a student does not earn passing grades in at least four subjects, he/she will be declared ineligible
regardless of GPA.
2. A U grade assigned for lost school equipment (books, etc.) will not affect joining and
practicing an athletic activity; however, the student must reimburse the school before taking
part in an actual contest and/or performance. Persons who have been elected as officers of
organizations may not take office until all debts are paid.
3. In figuring citizenship eligibility, a student may not receive more than two grades lower than
S nor more than one U.
4. Under district procedure, Citizenship eligibility may not be regained through attendance in
summer school.
5. Suspensions from school may cause ineligibility as determined by the principal.
6. Administrative approval will not be given to change citizenship grades.
7. Students must be in full attendance at school on the day of the performance/contest.
8. Students whose grades fall below 2.0 GPA (in scholarship only), and who are enrolled in the
special education program, may petition the vice principal in charge of athletics for a review
of his/her eligibility. A committee composed of the vice principal, the students counselor,
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and a resource specialist/special day class teacher will review the petition. The decision of
this review panel may be appealed to the principal.
ELIGIBILITY FOR EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES (continued)
9. Maximum requirements at the discretion of the activities advisor, the above requirements
may be increased up to the following level: 2.5 scholastic grade point; 2.5 citizenship
average (may not include any Ns or Us).
10. Student may appeal enforcement of this procedure through the principal to the Board of
Education. In addition to the requirements of this procedure, students who wish to
participate in the athletic program must meet the requirements of the California
Interscholastic Federation and of the San Diego Unified School District.
CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
The class periods of the day are reserved for curricular activities. Extra or co-curricular activities,
with the exception of certain homeroom and service club activities, should be planned and
conducted on out-of-class time.

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SECTION VI
LIBRARY MEDIA
CENTER

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PHILOSOPHY
The primary function of the Morse High School Library/Media Center is service. Services to
Morse students and teachers include selecting materials that compliment, support and enrich the
curriculum; assisting with the location of materials and information; and instruction in the use of
materials when necessary. All aspects of the Library/Media Center operation are directed toward
these ends. The goals of our service are to; provide the learning materials needed by both students
and faculty, and to assure the most effective use of these materials.
RESPONSIBILITES OF THE LIBRARY/MEDIA TEACHER
1. Instructs pupils in research skills and the use of library materials and equipment to
supplement and reinforce classroom instruction.
2. Instructs student monitors in library procedures.
3. Participates with teachers and administrators in planning and coordinating library programs
with curriculum areas in accordance with the schools instructional goals.
4. Works cooperatively with the administration, faculty, and pupils in selecting and ordering a
variety of appropriate instructional materials.
5. Maintains, allocates, and expends all funds assigned to the library for the purchase of
textbooks, print and non-print library materials, equipment, supplies, etc.
6. Supervises the technical processes necessary for the acquisition, organization, maintenance,
retrieval, and inventory of library and audio-visual material, equipment, and textbooks
housed in the library.
7. Maintains appropriate records, organize and supervises the preparation of operational
reports as required by the district.
8. Builds and maintains a collection of professional teaching resources suited to the needs of the
site administration and faculty.
9. Informs administration and faculty of new materials available.
10. Prepares bibliographies as requested to supplement special courses of study, to stimulate
pupil interest and to acquaint the staff with new acquisitions.
11. Assists site administration in analyzing and planning for future needs of the school library.
12. Participates in academic study, professional conferences, workshops, district committees,
and meetings in order to maintain an awareness of current developments in librarianship and
media technology.
USE OF LIBRARY/MEDIA CENTER
The Library opens at 7:00 a.m. and closes at 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
1.

Teachers: Scheduling of Classes in the Library


a. To schedule classes in the library for research or recreational reading selection, please
make arrangements at least 24 hours in advance. One class at a time can be
accommodated.
When making the reservation, please fill out a Library
Assignment/Visitation Form so the library/media teacher can make advance
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USE OF LIBRARY/MEDIA CENTER (continued)

2.

preparations for the class and reserve special materials if necessary. The library/media
teacher will provide instruction for students as requested.
b. While the class is in the Library, the teacher is responsible for the behavior of his or
her class and is expected to instruct all students in his or her charge to follow the rules
set forth by the library/media teacher. The teacher is expected to remain with his or
her class at all times.
Passes to the Library
a. Passes with assignments from teachers are required at all times of students who wish
to use the Library.
b. Teachers are requested to send not more than four (4) students at any one time to the
Library.
c. While students are in the Library, they will be expected to pursue their studies
without interfering with the study of other students.

CIRCULATION PROCEDURES AND LISTING RESOURCES


1.

Electronic Resources
Several research sources are available on CD Rom. These include Encarta Electronic
Encyclopedia, Electric Library, and SIRS (Social Issues Research). Internet connections
with access to the World Wide Web are also available for research and communication. In
addition to these sources, the card catalog is now on-line with several stations located
throughout the Library Media Center.

2.

Books
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.

Atlases, dictionaries, current encyclopedias, and other general reference books may
not be removed from the Library.
Books are issued to students for 14 days; they may be renewed for an additional 14day period providing there is not a waiting list.
Fines are charged on overdue books.
Faculty and staff members at Morse are encouraged to use both the general and
professional collection. Although there is no definite circulation period, faculty and
staff are encouraged to return materials as soon as they are finished with them.
At the request of a faculty member, books and other resources related to a unit of
study will be removed from the circulating collection and placed on a reserve shelf for
Library use or overnight circulation.
A copy of every textbook used on the Morse campus is available for use in the
Library.

3.

Magazines
The Library subscribes to approximately 70 magazines and newspapers. Current issues are
for use in the Library; past issues may be checked out on an overnight basis.

4.

The Professional Library


The Professional Library is developed as funds and space permit. The current collection
includes books dealing with education.
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TEXTBOOKS
Textbooks are individually issued to students at the Textbook Room.
Issue to Students:
1. Students are required to have a copy of the adopted textbook for all core classes. Each
student is issued one book for each core class regardless of debt.
2. All textbook and library debt must be cleared for a student to receive his/her diploma.
3. When a student changes a class and needs a different book, the first book has to be turned in
or paid for if lost and taken off his/her record to have the new courses book issued.
4. All textbook and library needs must be cleared at the end of the year.
5. For a class set of books, the teacher needs to make arrangements with the librarian.
Student Visitation:
1. Teachers may send students to receive textbooks from the textbook room during class with
appropriate pass.
2. Teachers must accompany their classes to pick up textbooks and remain with their classes to
supervise.
3. Substitutes are not permitted to bring classes to pick up textbooks.
OTHER SERVICES
1. There is a copy machine available in the Library for student use at 15 a copy.
2. AV equipment may be checked out from the Media Center for teacher use. Requests for
materials to be laminated on the available laminating machine can also be made through the
Media Center. Letter cutters, poster board, scissors, glue, and other materials needed for
special presentations are available for student use.
3. The Library staff welcomes student and faculty recommendations on book titles for
purchase. Our Library/Media Center is for all of us here at Morse High School!
STAFF RESPONSIBILTY AND FINANCIAL LIABILITY
1. Individual and teacher edition materials are provided through the library.
2. In order to receive library/textbook/media materials it is required that all materials be
checked out on the Morse Computer System.
3. A list of materials checked out will be printed and issued to each staff member within the
first month of school, at the spring semester and the end of the school year.
4. Staff members are responsible for the secure storage of all materials issued.
5. Students are issued a copy of each textbook used in their classes, therefore, if a staff member
elects to have a class set of textbooks rather than individual issue, the staff member is
financially responsible for those books.
6. CLASSROOM SETS OF TEXTBOOKS ARE REQUIRED TO BE STORED IN A
SECURE CABINET OR LOCKED STOREROOM.
7. If visiting teachers are to use classroom sets in your absence, instructions must be placed in
your substitute folder.

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EXEMPTION FROM FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILTY


Lost or stolen library/textbook/ media materials
1. Notify the librarian of any lost or stolen material.
2. Each student is issued one book for each core class regardless of debt.
3. All textbook and library debt must be cleared for a student to receive his/her diploma.
4. Fill out a stolen property report of materials stolen within three working days. (See on-site
security police).
5. Failure to file a stolen property report will result in an automatic financial charge for
materials stolen.
6. Timely filling of a Stolen Property Report for materials missing while classroom was under
the direction of a visiting teacher may exempt you from financial obligation.
VISITING TEACHERS
1. Substitutes are not permitted to bring classes to the library. Please have an alternate
assignment in your folder to accommodate such days when you are absent.
2. Student Passes sent to the library by substitutes will not be honored. Students sent on
passes by substitutes teachers will be sent back to class.

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SECTION II
General Information

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BELL SCHEDULE
PERIOD
1
2
3
4
LUNCH
5
6

BEGIN
7:25 AM
8:30 AM
9:33 AM
10:36 AM
11:39 AM
12:14 PM
1:17 PM

END
8:25 AM
9:28 AM
10:31 AM
11:34 AM
12:09 PM
1:12 PM
2:15 PM

MODIFIED BELL SCHEDULE


PERIOD
1
2
3
4
5
6

BEGIN
7:25 AM
8:12 AM
8:57 AM
9:42 AM
10:27 AM
11:12 AM
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8:52 AM
9:37 AM
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SUBSTITUTE TEACHER PROCEDURES


When a teacher is absent from duty and if necessary, well-planned procedures will enable the work
of the visiting teacher to proceed with as little interruption as possible. Teachers will be furnished
with a visiting teacher folder containing basic information for use by visiting teachers. This must be
completed by the teacher and filed with the front desk clerk by the end of the 1st week of
instruction. Visiting teacher folders must contain lesson plans, up-to-date information, seating
charts, attendance procedures, and any other helpful information.
SUBSTITUTE ASSIGNMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (SAMS)
As soon as you know you will be out for a day, please call the SAMS and request for a visiting
teacher. If your teaching assignment has changed since you registered with SAMS, be sure to
update information. Make sure to record the job number assigned for your absence. If you find
that you need to cancel an absence be sure to listen to your job and call the visiting teacher assigned
to let him/her know, otherwise they will show up.
SUBSTITUTE TEACHER COVERAGE
Teachers requesting to be out on District Business are required to report to the front desk clerk in
the main office prior leaving campus. If necessary, unfilled illness absences will be filled by visiting
teachers provided for district business. Teachers will only be released by the front desk clerk after
all classes are covered throughout the school day.
NOTE: The teacher will be financially
responsible for visiting teachers pay and registration fee and/or other costs concerning a
workshop/in-service if the teacher attends without proper paperwork pre-approved and signed. All
out-of-district professional development and travel using General Funds have been eliminated.
TIME ON DUTY
Report time is 7:10 a.m. Leave time is 2:30 p.m. A six-hour and thirty-five minute school day is
recognized for certificated personnel, understanding the concept of planning, preparation and paper
grading that occurs after school hours. Teachers will check in on the sign-in sheet in the general
office daily
All teachers will be in their classrooms at least 15 minutes before the beginning of the school day.
Exceptions would be persons on special supervision assignments or on a modified schedule
approved by the principal. The preparation or conference period is part of the school day and is onsite time. While the time of leaving the building will vary from day to day, according to
responsibilities of the total school program and individual teaching assignments, all teachers are to
remain on duty and available to students for at least 20 minutes after the end of the last scheduled
period of the school day unless excused by the principal.
PERSONAL BUSINESS LEAVE
The principal may arrange for releasing a teacher from the building for a period not to exceed two
hours per month. Please obtain a Staff Request for Two Hour Absence form from the
administrative assistant. The formal request should be submitted a minimum of two days prior to
the date on which the employee wishes to be excused. Any unit member who uses personal
business absence without authorization shall not be paid for the time absent and may be subject to
disciplinary action. All class coverage forms must be approved and signed by the principal or vice
principal. Each teacher is asked to solicit the aid of a fellow teacher for class coverage during his or
her prep period by trading prep periods or interdisciplinary instruction. If all day coverage is
needed, see the principal about getting a substitute.
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LEAVING THE SCHOOL GROUNDS AND SIGN-OUT PROCUDURE


If you need to leave campus during the work day, you must sign-out in the Main Office. Teachers
must complete the sign-out sheet and include their name, leaving time, destination and time return
(if applicable).
PERSONAL BUSINESS THREE DAY ABSENCE
Unit members may use up to three days per school year of accumulated sick leave for personal
business. These days may be used at the unit members discretion. Normally, 48 hours advance
notice shall be required and such leave may not be used the day prior to or after a holiday or school
recess period.
ONE-MONTH ABSENCE (UNPAID)
When urgent personal reasons demand a unit members absence, he/she may be excused from duty
without pay for a period not to exceed one month with the approval of the supervisor.
PERSONAL NECESSITY LEAVE
A unit member may use up to eight days of accumulated full salary sick leave benefits in the
following cases of personal necessity. This benefit is in addition to the normal allowance of five
days bereavement leave and one-day paternity leave.
Bereavement Leave is granted for the death of member of the immediate family (mother, motherin-law, father, father-in-law, spouse, son, daughter, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, aunt, uncle,
brother, sister, niece, nephew or life partner of the employee, or any relative living in the immediate
household of the employee.)
Personal Necessity Leave is granted in the following:
Accident involving the employees person or property, of such an emergency nature that the
immediate presence of them employee is required during his/her workday.
Appearance in court as a litigant, or as a witness under official order.
Serious or critical illness of a member of the immediate family calling for services of a
physician and verified by the physicians statement, and of such an emergency nature that
the immediate presence of the employee is required during his/her workday.
Religious holiday limited to three days (notification five days in advance).
Unpredictable and verifiable acts of nature (limited to one day each year).
Bereavement of relative or friend.
JURY DUTY
Summons for jury duty should be reported to the administrative assistant. A copy of the summons,
a request for short-term leave, and the form you clock in and out on from the court needs to be
turned in so it can be forwarded to payroll. Please refer to your contract for more information.
COPY ROOM
The Copy & Work Station Room is located in the 400 Building. There are two machines. Both
machines are for walk-up use. Each teacher will use their district ID number after the copy room
clerk has added it to the machine. Maximum number of copies will be 1,500 per machine. Please
allow adequate time for work orders to be completed there is a three-day turn around time so
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plan ahead! Please be aware of the Copyright Law posted in the workroom. Be sure the items you
request are copy ready. Do not send students to the copy room. Also available for your use:
transparencies, laminator machine, and a large paper cutter.
MAILBOXES
Mailboxes are located in the Main Office. It is important that you check them in the morning and
before leaving for the day for messages and other notices.
NURSES OFFICE
If you have concerns regarding a students health status or for personal reasons, please drop by on
your prep period and if the nurse is not available, leave your name and concern in the nurses
mailbox for a return contact.
The nurse welcomes the opportunity to serve as a resource in the classroom or for assisting in
information gathering. The nurse has access to some professional journals which may help in
broadening teacher knowledge or assist in a students research on a specific topic, especially HIV
and teen pregnancy.
STAFF LOUNGE
The Staff Lounge is located in the 300 Building. Students are not allowed in the Staff Lounge;
please do not send them to use the vending machines.
SUPPLY ROOM
The Supply Room is open before school, during lunch and after school. You may contact the Plant
Operations Supervisor (POS) during other times of the day to see if the Supply Room is open.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
ACCIDENTS
A Formal Report of Accident form is to be made out on all accidents involving students no matter
how minor, in the event of legal action that may follow. Forms may be obtained from the nurse.
The nurse should check students who are injured in school. If the nurse is not available, a vice
principal or the principal should be contacted. If the injury is serious, the nurse or the
administrator
should be called to the scene of the accident. The parent is to be notified. If a parent cannot be
reached, call 911.
The Board of Education has made available to parents through the school a voluntary student
accident insurance plan that provides compensation for children who are injured at school. The
coverage is for the current school year only and the policy becomes effective as soon as the
insurance company receives the premium.
A Formal Report of Accident for staff members is to be filled out by the administrative
assistant. Please see her as soon as possible after an incident. There is a specific list of medical
facilities you may go to if you are hurt on campus.
AFTER-SCHOOL HOURS SITE ENTRY
The staff member will secure permission from the principal to enter after hours.
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BLOOD-BORNE PATHOGEN EXPOSURE CONTROL PLAN


In the event of exposure to blood or blood products, report such exposure according to the BloodBorne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan. If you become aware a student or staff member is HIV
positive or is diagnosed as living with AIDS it is against the law to break confidentiality without
permission. Encourage them to see the nurse to complete the disclosure forms.
CAMPUS SUPERVISION
School Police and Campus Security Assistants will patrol the campus daily.
Teachers will be at the door of their classrooms during passing periods unless assigned other
duties.
Administrators, counselors and non-classroom teachers supervise during passing periods
unless assigned other duties.
CHILD ABUSE REPORTING
Follow District Procedure #6370, if you have a good-faith belief that child abuse has occurred;
contact the San Diego Police Department Child Abuse Team or Child Protective Services. You
must complete the written reports within 36 hours. Procedures for reporting:
Staff members report incident to nurse and grade level vice principal.
Nurse obtains information from staff member, completes CPS form.
Nurse makes contact to CPS.
CLASS RECORD BOOK
Please keep this item secure. It is an important document in cases of civil or legal dispute. Grades
are due in the Registrars Office from each teacher on the last day of school in June for both
semesters.
CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES PARTIES
Classroom activities should be planned to complement the instructional program. No classroom
parties are allowed during the school day since they impact learning, other personnel and campus
facilities.
CLASSROOM SUPERVISION RESPONSIBILITES
Classroom teachers who leave their rooms during conference periods are expected to go back on
duty in time to supervise during the passing period. Please make a point of returning early to
locked classrooms so that students will not congregate outside the doorway. Early dismissals are
not authorized. Teachers are to keep students inside the classrooms until the dismissal bell rings.
Teachers who detain students after the dismissal bell will need to send a pass with each detained
student to next class. Teachers are required to stand outside of their door to assist with supervision
during passing periods.
DAILY BULLETIN
The bulletin will be issued through email. Be sure to check your mail early in the morning to read
important notices to students. Period one teacher must read and interpret the student notices
section of the bulletin to the class.
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DEPARTMENT CHAIRPERSON
The chief function of the department chairperson is to coordinate the work of the department in
reference to continuity of instruction of the subject at all grade levels. Each department chairperson
is assigned to work with a vice principal who supervises the coordination and articulation of the
appropriate subject area and grade level. Major responsibilities include:
DEPARTMENT CHAIRPERSON (continued)
1. Helping to orient new teachers into the instructional program of the department.
2. Planning with the department for the use of curriculum materials, teaching, texts, maps, and
other instructional aides.
3. Developing plans for the departments subject matter standards and instructional
procedures.
4. Ordering, scheduling and supervising the checking out and in, and in the use of, textbooks,
audio-visual, and other instructional materials, including taking inventory.
5. Providing on-going inservices for department members.
6. Attending Instructional Council meetings.
7. Conducting regularly scheduled after-school department meetings and instructional-based
inservices.
EMERGENCY PROCEDURE
If there is a threatening situation, use one of the following and an administrator and/or security will
respond immediately. This procedure can also be used for a medical emergency, a fight, a student
or adult who refuses to leave the room or other major concerns.
In emergency contact:

Contact a roving Campus Security Assistant immediately.

Send a student, dial O for the switchboard operator and request for the secretary or seek
assistance from the teacher next door.
FIELD TRIP REQUEST FORMS can be obtained from the Administrative Assistant. Requests
must be made three weeks in advance to avoid late fees. Any late requests must be approved by an
administrator and late fee will apply. Complete form and forward to ASB Advisor for approval by
an administrator. After the principal, vice principal and master calendar approval has been secured,
the following procedures should be followed:

Student permission and excuse from class slips should be issued to students.
A notice advising staff of time, date of field trip and listing of students must be in all staff
mailboxes at least three days prior to the event.
The sponsors class should be covered. The teacher is responsible for arranging class coverage.
After all permission slips have been collected and recorded, a complete set should be filed with
the attendance office.
Lunch arrangements should be made. If the trip lasts through lunchtime, it is suggested
students bring their lunch with them. As a courtesy, the cafeteria should be notified.
A first-aid kit should be picked up from the nurse.
Arrangements for student not going on the trip should be made with a fellow teacher.
Additional supervision to accompany the field trip group should be made, if needed.
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An alphabetical list of students who actually attended the field trip should be sent to the
Attendance Office immediately upon completion of the trip. State whether students are absent
or are being supervised on campus during the field trip.
The last day for a field trip is the first Friday in May.

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FIELD TRIP PROCEDURES


Field trip procedures have been recently revised and will be continuously modified to meet legal
standards. You can obtain a copy of the district procedure (#4585) on the website for city schools
or from the administrative assistant.

Forms for district and site administrative permission to take the trip need to be obtained at least
fifteen working days prior to the trip.
If approved, the site tech will order the necessary buses and supply the teacher with Excuse
From Class Slips.
Permission slips must be given to student. A parent/guardians signature is required for a
student to leave the school premises. Students without this signed form may not board buses to
leave campus.
A typed list should be put in teachers boxes indicating names of those requesting to be excused
from classes to go on the trip. Students not approved by their classroom teacher cannot go.
The sponsoring teacher provides list to the Attendance Office just prior to leaving on field trip
regarding the students who are going or those who are not going on the trip.

FINANCIAL PROCEDURES AND MONEY COLLECTION


Club and class treasurers should be thoroughly instructed in the handling of funds according to
procedures established for the collection of money for their use and instruction. The following
items are special points to remember:
Collection of Money: All money collected from dues, contributions or sales must be recorded on a
cash reconciliation sheet and turned in to the Finance Office on the day of collection. None of the
collected money is to be used for the payments of bills or for reimbursement of purchases.
Payment of invoices or for reimbursements is obtained by submitting a completed and signed
Associated Student Body (ASB) Requisition to the Finance Office. A check will be cut and either
mailed or placed in the staff mailbox, whichever is requested.
Admission tickets to performances will be sold in advance in the Finance Office when requested by
the faculty sponsor of the performance. Cash boxes, tickets, change fund and ticket recap sheets for
the box office may be obtained from the Finance Office.
FIRST-AID REGULATIONS
The first-aid inservice shall be conducted annually after the opening of school. Employees required
to attend include all certificated staff and others designated by the principal who have daily contact
with students.
GRADES
Scholastic grades are to be calculated cumulatively through each grading period for each semester.
Citizenship grades are to be calculated individually for each grading period.
GUIDELINES TO CLARIFY HEALTH EMERGENCY ARE AS FOLLOW:
The student looks sick!
Obvious mental anguish resulting from the emergency first-aid situations.
Emergency first aid situations: nose bleeds, asthma attacks, petit mal seizures, diabetic reaction,
etc. and puncture wounds, lacerations, and fractures.

If at any time you are unsure of the students condition, please send him/her to the nurse. Be
aware of students who frequently go to the nurse.
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HEALTH EMERGENCY (continued):


Passes to the Health Office are strictly enforced in an effort to maintain control. It is requested that
passes are not issued during the first 10 minutes or the last 10 minutes of the class period. Drop-ins
between periods are not allowed. If a student becomes so ill in class that he/she must exit in haste,
please send another student with him/her. When you issue a pass to a student, please put your
name on it, the time and the reason.
ILLNESS AND MEDICATION
The school nurse should check students who become acutely ill at school. The same general
instructions apply for seriously ill or injured students. Any student who requests time for the
purpose of taking a medication at school should be sent to the Health Office for clearance with the
school nurse. No student is to request a Visit to the Nurse pass for medication during class
period. Students will have a nurse pass if medication is needed during class. Exception:
asthmatics, diabetics and seriously ill.
KEYS
Teachers may secure keys from the Plant Operations Supervisor (POS). Keys are returned at the
close of the school year. Report any loss of keys immediately to an administrator so that plant
security can be maintained. Do not loan keys at any time!
MASTER CALENDAR/FACILITY REQUESTS
Requests for master calendar or facility placement are available from the Administrative Assistant.
Facility requests mean the use of the amphitheater, auditorium, gymnasium and other facilities.
MEDIA PLAN
When a major event occurs involving Morse students or personnel on or off the campus, the
following procedure will be implemented in reference to handling the media. ALL media contact
should be directed to the principal or designee. Anytime the media is on campus, notify the
principals secretary immediately.
Principal or Designee:
Will contact the school police officer to secure school entrances and direct media
accordingly.
Will notify adult office personnel to operate the school switchboard.
Will contact area superintendent.
Will contact district communications office for further direction.
Will issue communication with the staff including instructions on handling student concerns
regarding the incident or situation.
Will make arrangements for school police to monitor situation after hours.
Staff will:
Refer media to principals office.
Not release any information regarding the student or their records to the media.
Be reminded that nothing is off the record and you are cautioned about civil liability of
comments made to the media.
Monitor student behavior, limit number of passes, increase supervision during passing
periods, etc.
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NON-ACCIDENTAL INJURIES
Report of non-accidental injuries to minors: Whenever it appears to a certificated employee, district
physician or staff member that a minor has physical injury or injuries that may have been inflicted
upon him/her by other than accidental means by any person, has been sexually molested, or has
been willfully subjected to unjustifiable mental or physical suffering or endangerment to health,
he/she shall report such fact immediately by telephone and in writing within 36 hours to: the local
police who have authority and jurisdiction and the County Juvenile Probation Service. Reports
and other pertinent information resulting from an investigation of the case shall be made available
to the principal or certificated pupil personnel employee having a direct interest in the welfare of the
minor. (Penal Code Section 11161.5) the procedure continues as follows:
Any employee who becomes aware of an apparent non-accidental injury to a student shall immediately report
such information to the principal.
OUTSIDE EMPLOYMENT
Any employee on a full-time assignment will be expected to devote full time to the duties and
responsibilities of the position he/she holds. Any outside interests of a business nature must be
handled entirely outside the assigned workday. For purposes of this policy, the workday should
include the conference period. It shall be the principals responsibility to confer with employees
concerning limitations of outside activities which interfere with satisfactory performance of assigned
duties.
PASSES FROM CLASS
1. Limit sharply the issuance of passes. Ordinarily, only one student should be absent from a
classroom at any given time. Passes should not be issued during the first ten minutes and
last ten minutes of a period, except in cases of emergency.
2. A student should not be permitted to leave class at anytime without a properly completed
Hall Pass containing the students name, the date, destination, time and the teachers
signature. Ink should be used to fill out these passes. (Passes may be obtained from the
Attendance Office.)
3. A student should not be sent from one class to work in another class without a prior
agreement between both teachers concerned.
4. Lavatory passes should be cut to a minimum and not more than one student at a time should
be out of any class for lavatory purposes.
5. Students should fill out a request form in the Counseling Office to see their counselors. The
counselor will send for students who filled out requests. Students should not wait to see the
counselor.
6. Requests to see the nurse should be given careful consideration. Students who are ill should
not be made to remain in class. Even the unreliable student may become ill, and blanket
rules cannot be substituted for careful judgment in granting or refusing requests to see the
nurse. Students should not drop in to see the nurse between classes without passes.
7. Library/Media Center passes should be handled in the following matter:
Student will bring to the library a regular pass complete with name, date, time,
destination, and teachers signature. (Note time to return, if student is to return to
class before the end of the period.)
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Student will give the librarian or his/her designate who will write the arrival time on
the back of the pass.

PERSONAL CHECKS
The Board of Education has ruled that personal checks may not be cashed in the Finance Office.
ACCESS TO AND USE OF STUDENT RECORDS
Students personal cumulative folders may be made available to the teachers by the counselors or by
the registrar, and in no instance are they to be removed from the school site. If a cum folder is
removed from the file, it must be replaced by an out card completed with the required
information. Students permanent grade (report card) folders are never removed from the files.
Access to attendance office files is restricted to secretaries, counselors and administrators. Cards
are not to be removed from these files except by the secretary in charge. Teachers who wish to
retrieve information from these files or records will file a request with the secretary to get the
information from them. Because of the Family Privacy Act, all persons must clear with the
principal before undertaking research projects, making off-campus class reports, or making media
items related to students and the school.
REQUEST FOR PURCHASE OF INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPLIES
Complete stock or non-stock requisitions, have them initialed by the department chairperson and
submit them to the Finance Office for the principals approval, budget number and placement of
order. Unauthorized confirmation orders will not be approved and payment will be the
responsibility of the staff member making the purchase. See District Procedure 2310 for revolving
cash fund purchases.
SITE SECURITY:
Staff and Visitor
1. All visitors must sign in at the Main Office, wear nametags and be made aware of the visitor
procedures.
2. It is required that all school personnel wear Morse High School IDs.
3. Staff members will sign-in each morning to indicate presence for security purposes.
4. Keep doors locked if working before or after school.
5. When rooms are not in use or teacher is not present, the rooms will be locked and secured.
6. Staff will report all suspicious persons on campus to an administrator or Security Office. If
in doubt, call the switchboard (0), the School Police or the General Secretary.
7. Students attending after-school activities must be supervised by a club or activity advisor.
TELEPHONES
Messages will be forwarded to your voicemail during the school day. Incoming calls will not
be put through to the classrooms during class time.
If you have an emergency call the main office by dialing O. State your name, room
number, and the reason for the call.
Students are not to use the phones for non-school related business.
Please keep your phone in a secure place.

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TOBACCO-FREE DISTRICT
The use of tobacco products is prohibited at any time in San Diego Unified School District owned
or leased buildings, on district property and in district vehicles. (AB816)

VISITATION GUIDELINES
1. Prior arrangements made with the teacher for classroom visitation is mandatory.
2. Teachers should notify the Main Office when a visitor is expected.
3. If a parent has made no prior arrangement, a monitor should take a note to the teacher to
find out if a visitation is convenient.
4. If the teacher approves, stress observation only no class interruptions or teacher
conferences at this time.
5. If a visitation is not convenient, the teacher will write down a time or times when the visitor
may visit.
6. Visitors may include parents or other relatives who are over 18.
7. If a visitor becomes disruptive, he/she will be asked to leave immediately.
8. District Procedure #9375 states: Abuse of any teacher by a visitor a parent, guardian or
other persons who upbraids, insults or abuses any teacher in the presence of other school
personnel or in the presence or hearing of a student is guilty of a misdemeanor (Ed Code
44810-112). The principal or designate is empowered to call for police assistance if
necessary.
9. The law requires everyone who visits campus to have permission from an administrator
beforehand. Students should be aware that if they are on any site other than their own
without approval of the site administrator, they might be classified as loiterers. (Municipal
Code 50.70.02 posted on every major entrance on every campus.)
VISITOR PROCEDURES
Guests must follow the visitation guidelines above. Student guests (under 18) may visit school only
if accompanied by a parent or guardian. Visits by non-enrolled children (students) unaccompanied
by adults are prohibited and must be referred the principal (District Procedure #9375).
VISITORS
Parents are welcome to visit. Visitations by non-enrolled children unaccompanied by adults are
prohibited.

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SECTION VII
INSTRUCTIONAL
PROGRAMS
CURRICULUM GUIDES
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The Curriculum Guides and the individual course guides will be the basis for all instructional
planning and classroom activities. They are also the basis upon which counselors plan an
educational program for each student.
GENERAL CLASSROOM PLANNING
Planning is necessary at every level in all school activities to insure intelligent and systematic
development of the program.
A. Members of the faculty have been assigned to Morse in the belief that they are fully qualified
and highly interested in the development of each class within the framework of the
curriculum.
B. The needs of all the students in the class shall be each teachers prime concern.
C. Working with other teachers in the department as well as interdepartmentally is
encouraged.
D. A plan booklet may be obtained from the Supply Room. Written weekly plans help to
provide continuity and eliminate a lot of uncertainty and operating daily off the cuff.
When there is a need for a visiting teacher, the flow of learning will continue.
The planning itself is important, not the form the planning may take nor the period of time
uncovered at any stage of the planning. Effective instruction requires planned practical teaching
units.
LESSON DESIGN (SAMPLE)
1. Introduction (5-10 minutes)
a. Warm-up and warm-up check
b. Purpose, Objective and Agenda (posted daily)
c. Motivation
2. Direct Instruction (10 minutes)
a. Vocabulary
b. Instruction
c. Directions
3. Guided Practice (20 minutes)
a. Individual or quiet work period or
b. Cooperative group or work period
4. Closure (10 minutes) Demonstrations of who or which group has mastered the new
concept
a. Restate the objective
b. Review
c. Homework

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SCHOOL HOMEWORK PLAN


The school homework plan is a framework of agreed upon procedures that serve as the basis for
development of individual teacher homework plan. The school plan includes a description of the
following components.
Components:
a. What will be your schools system for scheduling and coordinating homework among subject areas?
Homework is a requirement. The amount of time required to do assignments will depend on
the age and grade of the student. Each teacher will discuss (during the first week of school)
a plan or setting a period of time at home for each subject and listing things that can be done
to improve the skills in that subject when definite assignments are completed. Department
chairs may coordinate assignments so students can receive credit in more than one subject,
such as a research paper.
b. What types of homework can be assigned?
Reading of books, newspapers and monitoring specific TV programs
Assignments that reinforce class learning (worksheets)
Enrichment assignments
Composition
Extension of class assignments
Research
c. How will the homework plan be communicated to students and parents?
By teacher sending home a syllabus of course requirements and citizenship requirements
Open house presentations and written material
Articles in Morse Newsletter will communicate home study policy
Encouraging use of homework assignment calendars to keep track of assignments,
prioritize and plan
Specific homework assignments as planned by the classroom teacher
d. Evaluation of homework.
Homework is an intricate part of the total class assignment
Each teacher/department will determine the weight to be given for homework
e. System for monitoring implementation of homework plan.
Individual departments will review the plan on a regular basis
Administrators will conduct evaluation and follow-up of individual teachers homework
plan
f. How will school ensure availability of textbooks for student use?
Librarian will distribute all textbooks for English, math, social studies, science and world
languages
Library will have some copies available on a check-out basis

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SPEAKERS AND VISITORS


Guests and speakers are to be cleared by one of the administrators before arriving on campus. This
may be done by submitting a Request for Guest Speaker form. The form is to be completed and
submitted to the vice principal (over your department) at least five days before the guest or speaker
(another school person or parent) is to visit. Forms may be obtained from the school secretary.
The form will be marked approved or disapproved and returned to the teacher at least three days
before the guest or speaker is to arrive.
Inform visitors to sign in at the front gate when they arrive. Visitors may be escorted to the
classroom by student monitors or may be met by the teacher.
Note: Persons who will be disapproved as guest speakers usually fall into two categories:
hypnotists and persons whose purpose is to indoctrinate students with political and/or religious
ideologies.
Students may not bring friends on campus as visitors.
Students may not bring younger brothers or sisters or their children on campus.
Visitors will not be permitted on campus the last two weeks of school.
Visitor Procedure See Visitor Guidelines and Visitor Procedures under General Information.
GRADE REPORTING
Special Progress Report to Parents
At any time teachers may send the form A Special Progress Report to Parents. These forms can
be used as compliments or warnings. The student signs all copies; the white copy is sent home to be
signed by the parent and returned to the teacher; the pink goes immediately to the counselor; and
the goldenrod is retained by the teacher.
Report Cards
Report cards are issued periodically. At the 9th and 13th week, the Report Card is a Progress
Report. These are computer-generated and taken home by the student at the end of the day. The
9-week report card is the evaluation for the 13-week period. These grades are recorded on mark
rosters that are distributed with detailed instructions by the Counseling Office. It is important that
these instructions be followed exactly as outlined. Copies of all report cards and progress reports
that contain achievement at all F level in any subject will be mailed to parents.
Distribution of Report Cards
9-week, 13-week, and semester report cards are distributed by the fourth period teacher. The
second semester report card is mailed from the Education Center.
Grade Distribution Reports
Following the distribution of report cards, reports on the distribution of grades by department,
teacher, and subject are generated. These are distributed to teachers in order to help analyze and
address possible problems related to achievement in the classroom.
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Notification of Unsatisfactory Progress


It is a courtesy to parents that they be notified when their child is not making satisfactory progress
in a course. Warnings should be issued as soon as there is evidence of unsatisfactory work and
should be repeated if improvement is not soon evident. Notifications of unsatisfactory progress
must be issued prior to the issuance of a failing grade in scholarship and citizenship for the semester
grading period. The notice should indicate what the teacher thinks is the cause of failure, not
merely which the child is failing. The 9-week progress report functions as a warning of
unsatisfactory progress. Parents will be notified via US Mail if their student earns an F in any
subject on any of the progress reports.
Progress Reporting
District Procedure #4705 and Education Code 49067 indicate that: All teachers shall make a
written report to parents or guardian, and to the Counseling Center, on students doing
unsatisfactory work. (Unsatisfactory work is defined as student progress that is failing F).
Reports of notification of unsatisfactory progress must be issued whenever it becomes evident to a
teacher that a student is in danger of failing a course, and sufficiently in advance of grade reports to
permit improvement (usually five weeks). Once notification is made, refusal of parent or guardian
to respond to a written report shall not preclude failing the student at the end of the grading
period. (Ed Code 49067.)
Teachers are encouraged to issue written reports to parents, make phone calls, and conference with
parents whenever it becomes evident that a student is working below course requirement or below
grade level expectancy or when the students grades begin to fail. Written notices must be given in
writing in order to issue a grade of F.
Implementation: Reporting Unsatisfactory Progress
Principal notifies staff early in a semester of the deadline for sending a special progress report to
parents of students doing unsatisfactory work. This deadline should be early enough (usually five
weeks) to allow students time to improve grades before semester grading period.
Teacher responsibilities:
1. Completes Special Progress Report to Parents for each student doing unsatisfactory work;
request students to sign notices in space provided.
2. Informs student of necessity of returning white copy of notice signed by a parent; mails
white copy of notice to students home or gives to student to take home.
3. Gives pink copy to students counselor.
4. Retains canary copy and signed white copy after returned by student.
Changing Grades
All grade changes need administrative approval. Changes are only made for teacher error from the
previous grading period. See Grade Correction Form on following page.

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GRADE CORRECTION FORM (SAMPLE)


Current School Year
Current Grade Level
Grade Level When Earned

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First Semester
9-week ___________
13-week __________

Last Name
First Name

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M.I. ________

Course Title ___________________________________________________________________


Scholarship Change:
Citizenship Change:

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From ____________ To ____________


From ____________ To ____________

Reason ____________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Teacher Signature ___________________________________
Administrators Signature _____________________________

Date ______________________
Date ______________________

For Office Use Only


Distribution
Mainframe
Registrar
Transcript
Counselor
Report Card
Administrator
Teacher

HISCRT _____________
White:
RPTCRT _____________
Canary:
RETCRX _____________

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Scholastic Failure Policy


A. Grades 9-12
If either semester of a required two-semester course is failed, that semester must be repeated in
order to receive credit.
If the first semester grade of a year course is failing and the second semester grade is passing,
credit shall be allowed for both semesters and a passing mark of D shall be recorded for the
first semester. If the first semester mark is a passing and the second semester is failing, credit
shall be allowed for the first semester only. This only applies to Math Courses and Foreign
Language Courses.
B. Students Failing Will Be Designated as Needing Additional Support
Counselors will review their students on an individual basis including previous academic
records, present age, and other critical factors. Teachers may submit names for intervention.
The counseling team will review all these student records and make final decisions.
If the student is designated as needing additional support, parent conferences will be held and
an intervention plan developed. If a student is in need of additional support at the end of the
school year, the principal must decide whether the student will be promoted or retained.
C. Letter to Parent
A letter indicating the principals decision as to whether to promote or retain the student will be
sent to the concerned parents.
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SECTION III
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STUDENT ATTENDANCE POLICY


Morse High School Attendance Expectations:
Students will be in all assigned classrooms on time.
A tardy can be excused only by a signed Hall Pass.
Student will be responsible to complete assigned detention(s).
Tardies:
OFFENSE
1st Tardy

INTERVENTION
Go to class

2nd Tardy

Go to class

3rd Tardy

Send to counselor

4th Tardy

Send to counselor

5th Tardy

Go to Beginning

CONSEQUENCE
Teacher gives consequence
(lower citizenship grade, detention)
Teacher calls home and gives
consequence
(lower citizenship grade, detention)
Counselor calls home, sets
parent/teacher conference
(afterschool detention in Room 802)
One per Counselor calls home
(assigns Saturday school)

Truancies:
OFFENSE
4 or more period truancies
1st Full Day Truancy

INTERVENTIONS

CONSEQUENCE

Saturday School Notification taken to parent by student

Saturday School

Sat School No Show


2nd Sat School No
Show
1st Full Day Truancy

Student referred to Attendance Coordinator


Student referred to Vice Principal

One assigned all day In-School-Suspension


1 day Suspension

Saturday School Notification taken to parent by student

Saturday School

2nd Full Day Truancy

Attendance Coordinator contacts parent

Saturday School
Saturday School

4th Full Day Truancy

Attendance Coordinator contacts parent for conference and Attendance


Contract
Attendance Concern Letter

5th Full Day Truancy

Referral to School Attendance Review Team(SART)

6th Full Day Truancy

SARB Letter A

7th Full Day Truancy


8th Full Day Truancy

SARB Letter B
SARB Letter C and Referral to School Attendance Review Board.

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ATTENDANCE PROCEDURE
TEACHER RESPONSIBILITIES
1. ROLL BOOK: Teachers have to maintain print Zangle Attendance Sheets for each
semester. It is mandated (California Title 5) that the Attendance Office will keep the
attendance sheets. Records are kept for three years.
2. ADDING NEW STUDENTS: Students should appear on your Zangle Attendance Roster
the next school day after they enroll. If this does not occur, please contact the Attendance
Office.
3. DETAINING STUDENTS: The person detaining a student should send the student back
to class with a signed pass.
4. IN-SCHOOL SUSPENSION: Teachers are to mark students absent any time the student
is not in class regardless of the reason. The Attendance Office will then take the
responsibility of recording their absence code. All absences will be counted (except bus
problems) in the cumulative absences for report cards, etc.
5. TEACHERS are to check the daily and weekly attendance reports and contact the
Attendance Office of all corrections.
PARENT/STUDENT RESPONSIBILITES
1. All absences must be cleared within 72 hours. If not cleared, students are considered truant.
2. Acceptable attendance requires that students accumulate no more than 9 full-day absences
during a semester. Any more than 9 full-day absences is considered excessive.
ABSENCES
DEFINITIONS
Unexcused Absences:
a) Unexcused Absence: Student is absent without a valid excuse. Absence of student for
reasons not covered under excused or personal which school authorities feel could have
been taken care of in some other manner, even though approved by the parent. Also
includes being late and missing bus.
b) Unexcused Late: a.m. only more than 30 minutes arriving late to school.
c) Truancy: Student is absent from school without valid excuse or from class in excess of
30 minutes.
d) Tardy: Student is tardy if less than 30 minutes late to class. For truancy purposes, more
than 30 minutes on any one occasion.
e) Habitual Truant: Any student recorded as truant more than three times.
f) Suspension: Absence of the student as a result of disciplinary measures taken by school
authorities.
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Excused Absences
a) EXCUSED: Absence of student due to illness, need for professional services, or funeral
for a member of the immediate family.
b) PERSONAL: Absence of the student constitutes a personal emergency; i.e., appearance
in court, religious ceremonies, employment conferences, family activities arranged with
the school in advance, driving tests, funeral services other than those mentioned above or
unavoidable accident or delay.
c) SATURDAY SCHOOL: Student makes up truancies by attending Saturday School.
ABSENCE CODE
The following codes are currently in effect for explanation of students absences at Morse. Please
note for grading purposes and legitimacy of absences.
APPORTIONED ABSENCES FUNDED
Complete Contract Independent Study (CIS) (funded if 5 or more days)
Detained in office/nurse/VP/counseling/testing
Field Trips field trip/athletics
Illness ill/doctor or dental appointment/immunization exclusion*
Saturday School
Bereavement (death in the immediate family)**

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*Immunization exclusion is limited to 5 days within the school year.


**Funded bereavement must be for immediate family members and is limited to one (1) day in
California or three (3) days out-of-state.
NON-APPORTIONED ABSENCES NOT FUNDED
Absence unverified (becomes a truant if not cleared in three (3) days)
Bus school bus failed to pick up student
Excused personal/court/family/job interview
Runaway or Placement Pending (waiting placement at Charter School, etc.)
Juvenile Hall
Incomplete Contract Independent Study
Other tutoring/unique situation/ditch day/boycott
Religious/Ethnic Holiday
Detention served to make up tardy
Suspended
Truant confirmed by parent
Unexcused personal/shopping/out-of-town/no transportation
School Vacation
Holiday
Staff Development Day
PARTIAL DAY ABSENCES
Arrive late to school or leave early from school excused
Unexcused tardy exceeding 30 minutes (a.m. only)
Tardy or Leaves Early unexcused
OTHER ATTENDANCE CODES
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RELATIONSHIP TO ABSENCES TO WORK MAKE-UP


1. Short Term Absence: Students who have been identified by the Attendance Office as excused
should be allowed to make up work. Students should be permitted to make-up work up to
within ten days of his/her return or may be penalized with an F letter grade for the work not
completed.
2. Long-Term Absence: In the case of prolonged illness for more than five days, the counselor,
upon parent or student request, will make special arrangements to obtain materials to enable the
student to keep up with the class.
3. Truancies: (Unexcused Absences) Make-up work is not allowed for truancies and other
unexcused absences, and students will receive failing marks for the work missed.
4. Suspension Absence: As prescribed by law, students must be allowed to make up work missed
during the time of suspension. Every effort will be made to ensure that this is a positive policy
and that every student is given the maximum opportunity to succeed. The provisions, as
written, are meant to ensure fairness and equitable treatment. For details regarding the
suspension, see the students alpha vice principal.

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SECTION VIII
Emergency Procedures

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FIRE AND EMERGENCY ALARM PROCEDURES


Fire alarm drills are required by law.
The signal will be repeated successive short intermittent signals of the bell for a full period of ten
seconds, to be immediately followed by an intermission or period of silence of five full seconds
before the signal is repeated. The signal shall be given for not less than a one-minute period.
The all-clear signal will be one extra long ring of the bell. Students should not re-enter a building
until the all-clear signal has been given.
General Rules:
All persons, including students, teachers, and classified employees must leave the building
immediately in an orderly and controlled fashion.
It is against the policy of the school system and fire department to forewarn any employee or any
student of a fire alarm that is about to be held.
Each teacher will be given a chart that shows fire drill exit routes for specific rooms. (See sample
Emergency Evacuation map at the end of this section.)
DRILL PROCEDURES FOR STUDENTS
1. Evacuate rooms immediately; except for earthquakes and surprise attacks. Personal
belongings such as purses and clothing should be taken from the rooms.
2. Proceed quietly and quickly in a single file line (without talking, running, or pushing) along
the exit route.
3. Assemble at the assigned destination post for roll call. Students must remain at least 50 feet
from the building at all times.
DRILL PROCEDURES FOR TEACHERS
1. The Emergency Procedure should be posted conspicuously in the room.
2. Supervise orderly, rapid, and quiet evacuation from the room and along the exit route to the
assembly area. A practice session at the beginning of the school year is suggested.
3. The direction sheet indicates only one route. Instruct your students to change direction
when needed. Appoint a student to lead others to the assembly point and another to keep
the group from straggling.
4. Check laboratories, workrooms, storerooms, conference rooms, etc., before leaving the room
to see that no students are left behind.
5. Teachers are asked to adjust class positions in the assembly area to make room for oncoming
classes.
6. On reaching the prescribed destination, the teacher will immediately check the class roll to
see that all students who were present in the classroom at the time of the alarm are
accounted for.
7. Any teacher not assigned in a classroom with a group of students is asked to assist in
expediting traffic through key exits and to report to the vice principal to assist with
supervision of students.
8. The nurse will provide a first-aid kit and will be available at the control station in the quad
area.
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9. At the all-clear signal (one extra long ring of the bell) classes will return to their classroom
by the same routes used to leave the building.
Before School
In case an alarm is sounded before school, all persons present should move rapidly, and in an
orderly fashion, to the positions they would have taken if the warning had come during first period.
After School
In case an alarm is sounded after school, all persons present should move rapidly, and in an orderly
fashion, to the positions they would have taken if the warning had come during 6th period.
Between Periods
Should an alarm sound between classes, the students should report to the area assigned to their next
class. For example, if an alarm sounds between 2nd and 3rd periods, teachers and students would
assemble as promptly as possible to the area assigned for their third period classes. (For an
exception to this procedure see Lunch Period.)
Lunch Period
In case of a drill or emergency during lunch period, students will report to the assembly point
outside of the building assigned to their 5th period class.
*During the first week of each semester teachers should cover this procedure with students.*

Disaster Drills Duck and Cover


Each semester we are required to hold an earthquake and fire drill. In preparation for these drills
please review with each class period the drill procedures in the Faculty Handbook. Review the
evacuation map so that each student is familiar with the route to be taken during a fire drill.
Procedures
An unusually long bell will sound. You are to instruct your students to quickly drop and cover.
Remain in the drop and cover position until you hear the fire drill alarm at which time the fire
evacuation procedure is to be followed.
Roll must be taken as soon as your students reach their safe, predetermined destination.
Remember, it is most important:
1 To maintain complete control and
2. That students do not talk and remain with your particular group through the duration of
the drill.
Monitors
Main Office, Attendance, and Health Office monitors are under the direction of the respective
secretary.
Library/Media Center monitors and other students in the Library/Media Center, without the
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Counseling Center monitors and other students in the Counseling Center during the drill are under
the direction of the counselors.
IN SCHOOL SUSPENSION students are under the direction of the staff member in charge of the
IN SCHOOL SUSPENSION Room.
All students are to be under the control of a supervisor. All persons are to vacate the building
except the clerk at the switchboard.
Do not leave purses or valuables in your classrooms. Lock doors. Do not return to the classroom
until you have been given the official signal.
Teachers having prep during the drill should report to areas outside the Main Office during the fire
drill.
Please note: The nurse will be in the Nurses Office unless there is a major disaster. If there is a
major disaster, the nurse will provide a first aid kit at the control station.
Emergency Preparedness Drill
It is most important that you discuss with your student the importance of drop and cover and fire
drill routes and procedures.
Signal: One Extremely Long Alarm
1. If inside a building, give the command to drop and cover. Everyone should seek
immediate cover (against wall, under furniture, etc.). Take a protective position; drop to
knees, clasp both hands behind the neck, cover ears with forearms, close eyes, and bury face
in arms. Make exposed body area as small as possible.
2. If outside building, take cover immediately. If within a few steps of a solid object, get behind
it and lie prone (face down) or lie on side in a curled-up position with back to the explosion
(if there is one). Cover head and ears with arms and hands and close eyes.
3. Following the emergency, first aid and emergency care will be provided at each site pending
further instruction. These will be given over the Emergency Broadcast Systems. KFMB
and KCBQ have hard sites and would be on the air almost immediately.
Earthquakes (Inside buildings)
1. There is no signal. The event itself sets the procedure in motion.
2. The command Drop is given.
3. All staff and students shall drop on the floor and under a table or other support object.
Caution should be taken to:
a. Avoid glass and falling objects.
b. Move away from windows.
c. Move away from heavy, suspended light fixtures.
d. Move away from freestanding cabinets and bookshelves.

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4. After the earthquake is over, students are to evacuate to the designated fire drill areas. Stay
as far away from buildings as possible. Students are to be assembled and seated in the area
designated. Teachers are to maintain control of their groups at all times.
On School Grounds
1. The command Drop is given; move away from buildings, trees and exposed wires before
dropping.
2. Proceed to the designated fire drill area.
On School Bus
1. If possible, the driver will pull to the side of the road away from buildings and give the
command Drop.
2. If the road condition and/or location is not safe for a stopped vehicle, the driver should
continue until it is safe to stop.
Walking To and From School
1. The safest place is in the open.
2. Move away from buildings, trees, and exposed wires. Do not run!
3. After the earthquake, if on the way to school, continue to school; if on the way home,
continue home.
On Bus or in Car
1. Remain seated and hold on. If possible, driver stops vehicle away from power lines,
buildings, bridges and overpasses.
Fire Drill Procedure
Directions for leaving buildings and the routes to be taken in case of a fire alert or drill are posted in
each classroom.
1. Fire Drill Signal: Continuous series of short rings (for two minutes duration). Leave the
room immediately by the exit and route indicated.
2. All Clear Signal: A long bell will be used to end a fire drill. Return to class after receiving
the signal.
When the signal for a fire drill is sounded:
1. Students should be told to stand and leave the room quietly and in single line.
2. Caution students to take all personal belongings with them, especially purses.
3. Instruct students to proceed quietly and in single file so that instructions and commands can
be heard. Move briskly to your designated areas as posted in your classroom.
4. Close the doors, teachers take roll books and follow the class. In an actual emergency,
teachers will report missing students to the administration.
5. In the event of a power failure, or if an exit is blocked, the teacher should select the best
route and proceed to a safe area.
6. Classes must stand away from all buildings and remain quiet and in a single line.
7. A note with specific teachers name, room number, and names of missing students is to be
sent immediately following roll call to the nearest administrator.
8. When the all-clear signal sounds (a whistle or a long bell), return by the same route in an
orderly manner.
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Lock Down Drill Procedures


Stay in classroom, lock doors, and check Broadcast for instructions.
Lock Down Drill Signal: Three consecutive short bells.
When the signal for a lock down drill is sounded:
1. Lock doors, close blinds and instruct students to move to a safe position away from doors
and windows.
2. Check Broadcast for instructions.
Responsibilities of the School
Immediately upon declaration of a state of extreme emergency by the Governor of the State of
California, all public employees are declared to be civil defense workers subject to civilian defense
activities as may be assigned to them by their superiors, or by law. The term public employees
includes all persons employed by the state or any country or city and county, state agency, or public
district, excluding aliens legally employed.
Fire Safety
All district staff members must be prepared to react in the event of fire. Knowing exactly what to
do is essential to protect your own life and the lives of students and other staff members. If a fire is
discovered, you shall:
1. Turn on the alarm at the closest alarm station.
2. Alert other persons in the immediate area.
3. Attempt to extinguish the fire ONLY if it is controllable. (You should not attempt to
extinguish any fire larger than a wastebasket-size fire, or if it has spread beyond the spot
where it started, or if the fire could block your route of exit). DO NOT use any fire
extinguisher unless you are familiar with its type and method of operation.
Fire Extinguishers
Our district essentially uses three types of fire extinguisher.
Class A Water: These are the extinguishers most commonly found in classrooms and offices.
They are SILVER canisters and are ONLY for use on wood, paper, rubbish, and ordinary
combustibles. NEVER use this type of extinguisher on flammable liquids or electrical fires.
Class A-B-C Multipurpose Dry Chemical: These extinguishers are most commonly found in
cafeterias, home economics and science classrooms. They are RED canisters and overall are the
best type of extinguisher for all-purpose use because they can be used on ordinary combustibles,
flammable liquids and electrical fires.
Class B-C CO-2 or Dry Chemical: These extinguishers come in two types, either carbon
dioxide, or dry chemical. They are RED canisters and are used for flammable liquids or electrical
fires.
In addition, there are a few Class D extinguishers in use in labs or auto shops. These canisters are
also RED and they are for use on metal fires.
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It is most important that you familiarize yourself with the types of fire extinguishers located in your
area. The easiest way to remember types is by colors: SILVER for water, RED for chemical.
The use of all extinguishers is basically the same. Stand approximately eight feet from the fire,
remove the locking pin, aim the hose or nozzle at the base of the fire, squeeze the handle while
slowly sweeping from side to side. Most extinguishers discharge their material quickly, usually in
about 8 to ten seconds. Once used, never re-hang an empty fire extinguisher. Notify maintenance
to have it recharged.
Important Fire Safety Rules to Remember
1. Storage of Combustibles: Keep storage areas clean and orderly. No combustibles closer
than 18 inches from light fixtures or 36 inches from electrical panels.
2. No more than 20% of each wall may be covered with paper or flammable decorations.
Never hang anything from ceilings or light fixtures.
3. No open flames or hot plates in any classroom unless it has been designated for this purpose
and has been equipped with a fire blanket and the proper extinguisher.
4. No extension cords or octopus type adaptors may be used in place of permanent wiring.
Extension cords are only for temporary use and must be disconnected and rolled up after
use. Permanent type equipment may be connected to circuit breaker extension strips. These
are approved by the fire department and are available through the stock catalog (No. 11-E1000).

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QUICK GLANCE REFERENCE


SITE NOTIFICATION SYSTEM
FIRE Notification Method is a series of short intermittent bells
EARTHQUAKE DRILL Notification Method is one long bell
LOCKDOWN Notification Method is a series of 3 consecutive short bells
SHELTER-IN-PLACE Notification Method is series of short and long bells
ALL-CLEAR Notification Method is a 5 second continuous bell
(NOTIFICATION SYSTEMS VARY AT EACH SITE. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS COVER FIRE, EARTHQUAKE,
LOCKDOWN, SHELTER-IN-PLACE, AND ALL-CLEAR TO RETURN)

SITE INCIDENT COMMAND TEAM PERSONNEL MAJOR ASSIGNMENTS


ONLY
Primary
(Insert Names)
Rich De la Pena--VP
Arlene Maglalang--H. Counselor
Kris Kneelend--Admin Asst
Flavio Perez--POS

Position
Site Incident Commander
Operations Chief
Planning & Intelligence Chief
Logistics Chief

Luong Truong--Finance

Finance & Administration Chief

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Alternate
(Insert Names)
Harry Shelton--Principal

Kristin Flint--Counselor
Tala Aina--Site Tech
M. Gosek /D Johnson
Cust AM Crew Leader PM
Joseph DuffyASB Advisor

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SECTION TWO
Site Facility Information and Street Map
Location
Site Name:
Site Address:
Site Public Phone Number:
Site Direct Phone Number:
Site Fax Number:

Samuel F.B. Morse High School


6905 Skyline Drive, San Diego, CA 92114
619-262-0763
619-262-0763
619-262-6835

Emergency Disaster Kit


This site maintains 3 kits. The kit(s) are located: In the school police container located on the
softball field next to the basketball and handball courts.
Crisis Response Boxes
This site maintains 1 Crisis Response Box.
The Crisis Response Box is located: Room 15--Main Office Evacuation Locations
ON-SITE EVACUATION
When an evacuation is ordered, all staff/students will proceed to the softball field next to the
basketball and handball courts according to the site evacuation map.
OFF-SITE EVACUATION
In the event that the situation requires a further distance be placed between individuals and the
facility, the Site Incident Commander will direct individuals to proceed to:
Fulton Elementary School
7055 Skyline Dr.
San Diego, CA 92114
(619) 262-0777
Principal: Stanley Munro
Alternate Location:
Skyview Recreation Park next to San Diego Police Station located at:
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7222 Skyline Drive


San Diego, CA 92114-5933
(619) 527-3500

SITE INCIDENT COMMAND TEAM ASSIGNMENTS


(This assignment list identifies the names of
individuals assigned to positions)
Primary

Position

Second Shift

Rich De la Pena--VP

*Site Incident Commander

Harry Shelton--Principal

Rich De la Pena--VP

*Safety Officer

Harry Shelton--Principal

Rich De la Pena--VP

*Public Information Officer (PIO)

Harry Shelton--Principal

Rich De la Pena--VP

* Liaison Officer

Harry Shelton--Principal

Arlene Maglalang--H. Counselor

Operations Chief

Kristin Flint--Counselor

Arlene Maglalang--H. Counselor

Site Facility Check/Security

Kristin Flint--Counselor

Arlene Maglalang--H. Counselor

Search & Rescue Team Leader

Kristin Flint--Counselor

Lori Vouros School Nurse

First Aid & Medical Team Leader

Yoshi Wright--Registrar

Ann Menna--VP

Assembly Area

Tracy McNairA. Director

Ann Menna--VP

Request Gate

Tracy McNairA. Director

Ann Menna--VP

Release Gate

Tracy McNairA. Director

Kris KneelendAdmin Asst

**Planning Chief

Tala AinaSite Tech

Kris KneelendAdmin Asst

**Documentation

Tala AinaSite Tech

Kris KneelendAdmin Asst

**Situation Analysis

Tala AinaSite Tech

Flavio Perez--POS

***Logistics Chief

Flavio Perez--POS

***Supplies/Facilities/Staffing

Luong TruongFinance Clerk

Finance & Administration Chief

M. Gosek / D Johnson Cust


Crew Leader
M. Gosek / D Johnson
Cust
Crew Leader
Joseph DuffyASB Advisor

* Site Incident Commander, Safety Officer, PIO, and Liaison Officer can be performed by the same person.
** Planning Chief, Documentation, and Situation Analysis can be performed by the same person.
*** Logistics Chief, Supplies/Facilities/Staffing can be performed by the same person.

The names listed in the Primary column cannot be listed in the Second Shift column.

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EMERGENCY ASSEMBLY AREA (EAA)

Nurse

Emergency Operations Center


(EOC)
Basketball
Tennis

Trauma
Area

Disaster
Equipment
Storage

Gate
Cafe ROTC Child Dev Culinary Arts

P.E

700

600

800

608

A101
New

Bldg

517

500

520

516

412

400

422

411

Softball Field

T202

Emergency

B-1

Assembly
Relos

Area

B-39

316
Gate

Twain/Morse
100

115 200
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216

300

Community Map (A-6)


Directions: Knowledge of the community (e.g., local community services, parks, libraries, cultural centers, etc.) will assist
you in connecting with your students. Discuss pertinent community information with your support provider then record the
information below.
Community Name: Skyline/Paradise Hills/Encanto

Morse is a diverse school with three distinct neighborhoods:


SKYLINE:
-Area immediately surrounding school
-African American
-some gang violence
-MLK Center and Park
-Police substation
PARADISE HILLS:
-South of campus
-Filipino
-Navy housing
-Bell Middle School
-Skate park
ENCANTO:
-East of campus
-Hispanic
-Jacobs Center
-Trolley
-Borders Lincoln HS area

Copyright Commission on Teacher Credentialing and the California Department of Education


Formative Assessment for California Teachers (FACT) 2010
Context for Teaching Community Map (A-6)

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Individual Induction Plan C-1


Participating
Teacher

Bearden, Andrew

Support
Provider

District/
School

Sarda, Zoltan

Grade/
Content

SDUSD/Morse HS

9-12/Music

FOCUS OF THE INQUIRY: Determining what I need to know and be able to do


1. Based on findings from self-assessments, determine area(s) of focus.

2. Develop a focus question for this inquiry.

Pacing, assessing prior knowledge, equity

3. Which CSTP element(s) will be addressed?

4. What are the anticipated, measurable outcomes for student learning?

1, 5, 6

PLAN

How can a songwriting project be developed and implemented that equally


addresses the different skill levels of 10th-12th grade choir students so that the end
product is a result of the combined strengths of the team?
Student reflections and finished product (mp3)

ACTION PLAN: Examining research related to my focus question and applying new learning in my classroom
5. Date of
research

7.

1/18/12

Multiple Intelligences

Student Survey

Students placed in groups based on strengths

2/15/12

"Revolution in the Head"

Lecture on what makes a song great

Students begin brainstorming song ideas

March

n/a

Students begin writing chords, words and


melodies

Turned in lyric sheet with chords

April

GarageBand tutorial videos

Students record songs track-by-track

finalized mp3

Copyright Commission on Teacher Credentialing and the California Department of Education


Formative Assessment for California Teachers (FACT) 2010
Inquiry into Teaching and Learning: Individual Induction Plan C-1 (Extended)

Application: Implementation of new


knowledge

8. Measurable Results: Impact on


teaching/student achievement

PLAN/TEACH

6. Research: Describe resources used


(e.g. talked to colleague, research on-line, other)

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IIP # ________
Date: ______________
REFLECTION/APPLICATION
9.

a. As a result of the inquiry process, what was the impact on instructional/classroom practices and student achievement? (list specific evidence)

b. Share your learning about student development, instructional practice, academic content, and/or yourself as a teacher.

Students need to be guided more than I thought they would. When you say 'be creative', some students freak out. They need structure within a creative
environment. Lots of time needs to be devoted to discussing each group's progress and making sure they make deadlines.

REFLECT

Students gained the confidence to be creative and produce a song. By equally dividing the groups, each student felt capable of contributing something to the
project. Every member of the group felt that they had a part in making the songs a success.

10. Describe how you will apply new learning to future practice.

The Induction Program Standards (Pedagogy, Universal Access: Equity for All Students, Universal Access: Teaching English Learners,
and Universal Access: Teaching Special Populations) are embedded throughout the formative assessment system.

Copyright Commission on Teacher Credentialing and the California Department of Education


Formative Assessment for California Teachers (FACT) 2010
Inquiry into Teaching and Learning: Individual Induction Plan C-1 (Extended)

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APPLY

Students should be encouraged to be creative as much as possible. In small groups such as this one it's a bit easier, but I need to begin to develop ways to
reach the quiet students in the larger groups and connect with them. It is difficult to assess evey student in a large group, and there are some technologies out
there that could help with this, such as the software program "Smartmusic"

Focus Student Selection (C-4)


DIRECTIONS: For this lesson series, use the entry-level assessment data to select students representing the range of
abilities in your class. Identify three focus students for each inquiry:
Focus Student 1: English Learner
Focus Student 2: Special Populations
Focus Student 3: Teachers Choice
In the boxes below, record first names (last initial if necessary) of selected students.

Must Include
Aligned CA State
Testing Levels

Below Grade Level


Far Below Basic
Below Basic or Basic

Focus Student 1:
English Learner!

At Grade Level
Proficient

Above Grade Level


Advanced

Villi Villimarin

Alternate:
Focus Student 2:
Special Populations!

Brian Apostol

Alternate:
Focus Student 3:
Choice

Faith Chargualaf

Alternate:
Describe instructional or behavioral considerations for each focus student. Additional considerations may include work
habits, interpersonal skills, academic ability, personal interests, etc.
Villi is hyperactive. He came to my class with a history of misbehavior and I am reluctant
Focus Student 1:
English Learner
to allow him to stay in the advanced class.
What support/resources (e.g., EL coach, translation materials, primary language textbook, etc.) do you anticipate this
student will need?

He needs to stay on task by giving him engaging tasks. He should be given special jobs and allowed time to
express himself (in small doses). Since I don't know if he can sing or not, he should be focused on during
warm-ups to assess his needs.

Brian is an incredibly smart student who simply chooses to not do his work. He has a
Focus Student 2:
Special Populations reputation as the campus stoner, but he has ambitions to go to college and major in music.
What support/resources (e.g., Paraprofessional, designated instructional support, adaptive technologies, etc.) do you
anticipate this student will need?
Music can be used as a reward for achieveing his goals. If he finished assignments in other classes early he
can come help me in my other classes by running a sectional. Brian can play multiple instruments, so he needs
to showcase this skill in the concerts. He also needs to consult with a graduation coach and a college advisor
so that he meets his graduation goals and knows what he can expect from college.

Focus Student 3:
Choice

Faith is an outgoing student who is shy at first but warms up once she gets to know you.
She recently found out she is pregnant, which complicates her school life with health
issues as well as big life decisions that most high schoolers don't usually have to make at
this point.

What support/resources (Entry-Level Assessment (C-3), School and District Resources (A-3), etc.) do you anticipate this
student will need?

The school nurse should be aware of her condition and monitor it closely. She needs to be able to make her
prenatal appointments without it affecting her grades, and teachers should be aware of her situation. She won't
be able to do choreography later in the semester, so her role should be that of a singer/soloist and she can help
point out problems the dancers may be having by watching from the side. She should be talking with a social
worker and counselors to make sure she is applying for the helpful programs for teenage/low income mothers.
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Formative Assessment for California Teachers (FACT) 2010
Inquiry into Teaching and Learning: Focus Student Selection C-4

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Whale, Whale, Whale


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VERSE:
G!
Whales are awesome, theyre cool and unique !
C
Watch that whale flip, that perfect oblique
Em
Dolphins, sharks and starfish, whales are on top
D
Watch that humpback flip and stick that back flop
G
Theyre vicious, they leave krill in fear
C
I love them so much, they make me tear
Em
Big blue mammals, livin in the sea
D
Wish in pawn a star, that it could be me
CHORUS:
G
Whale ,whale, whale, you got that grey whale
Em
Humpback whale, that killer whale
C
And dont forget about the big blue whale
D
Whale, whale, whale, whale

VERSE:
G
Im bick like moby dick, swimming in the ocean
C
So when you swim, make sure you put on some spermaceti lotion
Em
They got that big blowhole, squirt, squirt, squirt! !
D
My favorite drink when I whale watch and take off my shirt
G
If I could I would, take a whale on a date
C
I told my mom about her, shes great.
Em
Now we gonna get married and have some babies
D
Name one Dark, and name one Shady
REPEAT CHORUS
BRIDGE:
Bb
Baby baluga in the deep blue sea
C
Swim so high and swim so deep
Bb
Thats my favorite kind of whale
C
When it comes to
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