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April 26, 2015

 
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April 26, 2015

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Greetings Q Nation,

The days are growing longer and the weather is becoming warmer. Therefore, I want all parents and guardians to work with me on enforcing our student dress code and attendance policy.

We have 35 days of school remaining, let's "Finish Like a Champion"!

 

 

Please read and follow the school dress code/attendance policy:

 

Serra Students are Expected to Dress Professionally, With Respect for Themselves and Their Classmates.


Dress Code

  • Students are expected to exercise good judgment, safety, good taste and modesty regarding their dress and grooming. Any clothing considered to be disruptive to the educational process is inappropriate for school.
  • The Serra High interpretation of modesty, as stated above, is as follows:
    • Bellies must be covered and shirts must touch the top of pants
    • Undergarments may not be exposed
    • No strapless shirts, completely bare shoulders, halter-tops, tube tops or shirts with spaghetti straps. Straps must be a minimum of 1 inch wide.
    • No sagging pants
    • No torso showing
  • Clothing must be clean, in good appearance, and not too revealing.
  • Shorts/skirts that are too short and are a disruption to the educational process will not be permitted.
  • Footwear (sandals or shoes) must be worn at all times while students are at school or at school-sponsored activities. House slippers or house shoes are not acceptable footwear.
  • Jeans, pants, or tops that reveal undergarments are not appropriate for school.
  • Sleepwear, blankets, and pajamas are not permitted.
  • Hats may be worn on campus, but not in buildings or classrooms.  All hats and hoods must be removed upon entering all buildings and classrooms. Any hat that causes a disruption to the learning environment is not allowed.  Rags, bandanas, doo rags, hair nets and skull caps, may not be worn or brought to school. All inappropriate headwear will be confiscated. Confiscated items may only be picked up by a parent/guardian.  All items not picked up by the end of each semester will be donated.
  • Knit gloves or mittens are permitted during inclement weather only. Any other types of gloves are not permitted on campus at any time and all will be confiscated.
  • Garments, Hats, Backpacks, and Accessories Must Not Display
    • Profane, sexually suggestive, obscene language or pictures
    • Vulgar gestures
    • Racial, ethnic or sexist slurs
    • Messages about drugs, alcohol, or tobacco
    • Images depicting violence
    • Gang related graffiti

Dance Dress Code

Please remember the dance dress code for all female attendees before purchasing your dress: At least finger- tip length, no spandex, and naturally flowing. Dresses may not be backless below the bra line or have side cut-outs. Front slits must be fingertip length or lower. Thank you for ensuring an elegant and tasteful dance for all.

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Attendance Policy

Purpose: To teach our students that being present and on time is a basic individual responsibility. Being present, in mind as well as body, improves listening and memory skills. “Presence” helps to develop persistence and ability to learn. Punctuality is an irreducible basic skill required of anyone who wants to get even a low-skill job and become a responsible, productive adult.

School attendance is required by law. Education Code section 48200 of the State of California requires every child between the ages of 6 and 18 years of age to attend school every day and on time. Studies prove that student attendance increases student achievement. 

Parents/guardians are responsible for their child’s school attendance and must notify the school if their child is not in school and why. Acceptable reasons for excused absences are listed below. Absences due to activities such as babysitting, accompanying parents on errands and attending concerts or sporting events are unexcused. 

Absences from school for five or more days may be excused if a parent/guardian requests a contract for independent study at least one week prior to absence. The child must complete the contract within the set timeline. After any absence, a student must report to the appropriate school office to obtain readmission before returning to class. 

If an attendance problem arises and cannot be resolved by school staff, the school may refer the student and family to the School Attendance Review Board (SARB). If the SARB cannot resolve the attendance problem, it has the authority to refer cases to Juvenile Court. For additional details, refer to district Procedures 4705 (section 17b) and 6166, available at your school and on the district website at www.sandi.net/procedures. 

Excused Absences 

Notwithstanding Education Code Section 48200, a student will be excused from school when the absence is: 

? Due to personal illness; 

? Due to quarantine under the direction of a county or city health officer; 

? For the purpose of having medical, dental, optometric or chiropractic services rendered; 

? Pupils enrolled in grades 7-12 may be excused from school for the purpose of obtaining confidential medical services without the consent of the pupil’s parents/guardians. 

? For attending the funeral service of an immediate family member. The allowed absence is for one day if the service is in California and three days if outside California; 

? For the purpose of jury duty in the manner provided for by law; 

? For illness or medical appointment during school of a child who the student is the custodial parent; 

? For justifiable personal reasons, including, but not limited to, a court appearance, attendance at a funeral service, observance of a religious holiday or ceremony, attendance at a religious retreat or attendance at an employment conference when the student’s absence has a written request from the parent and approval by the principal or a designated representative; 

? For spending time with an immediate family member, who is an active duty member of the uniformed services, and has been called to duty for, is on leave from, or has immediately returned from, deployment to a combat zone or combat support position. 

? For purposes of this section, attendance at religious retreats shall not exceed four hours per semester. 

 

 

Have a Q-Tastic Day !!!!
Dr. Vincent Mays
Principal
Serra High School

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS
Monday
4/27/15 -
Thursday
4/30/15
Serra Cheerleader Tryout Workshop
4:30 PM- 6:30 PM (Wrestling Room)
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Wednesday
4/29/15
CST Life Science Exam
7:30 AM-10:00AM (Gym)
All 10th Graders
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Thursday
4/30/15
New Enrollment for Choice Students
5:00 PM-7:00 PM (Media Center)
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Friday
5/01/15
P4 Progress Reports Distributed
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Friday
5/01/15
Serra Cheerleader Tryouts
3:00 PM- 7:30 PM (Wrestling Room)
Tryouts for 2015-2016 SHS Cheer Team
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Saturday
5/02/15
AP Science Saturday NMSI Academy
8:00 AM- 3:00 PM (200 Building)
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Saturday
5/02/15
Saturday Student Empowerment Academy (Saturday School)
8:00 AM- NOON (Bungalows)
Students must sign up no later than noon on Friday 5/01.
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Monday
5/04/15
AP Exams Begin
7:30 AM- 11:30 & Noon - 4:00 PM (Media Center)
Click Here for Complete Schedule
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Monday
5/04/15
Baseball Parent Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Media Center)
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Wednesday
5/06/15
Mandatory Cheer Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Media Center)
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Wednesday
5/06/15
FoundationSerra Foundation Meeting
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (100 Building Lounge)
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Saturday
5/09/15
Saturday Student Empowerment Academy (Saturday School)
8:00 AM- NOON (Bungalows)
Students must sign up no later than noon on Friday 5/08.
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Wednesday
5/13/15
2015 Serra Football Parent Information Meeting
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (Media Center)
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Saturday
5/16/15
Saturday Student Empowerment Academy (Saturday School)
8:00 AM- NOON (Bungalows)
Students must sign up no later than noon on Friday 5/15.
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May 20-22
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Monday
5/25/15
Memorial Day
No School!
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Tuesday
5/26/15
ASB Blood Drive
7:30 AM - 2:00 PM (South Parking Lot)
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Tuesday
5/26/15
Spring Choir Concert
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (Theater)
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Wednesday
5/27/15
Early Yearbook Distribution
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM (Lunch Court)
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Wednesday
5/27/15
SDUSD Salute To Excellence
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (USD)
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Thursday
5/28/15
Spring Band Concert
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (Theater)
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Friday
5/29/15
Underclass Awards
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM (Theater)
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Friday
5/29/15
ROTC Awards
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Theater)
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Friday
5/29/15
Talent Show
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (Gym)
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For a complete list of upcoming Serra events visit our online calendar.
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