SUNNYVALE SCHOOL DISTRICT

PARENT-STUDENT HANDBOOK










A valuable resource for parents and students














To the Parent

When you have finished reading, please sign
the form located on the page 43 and return it to
your school site as soon as possible

THANK YOU!

SUNNYVALE SCHOOL DISTRICT
PARENT-STUDENT HANDBOOK

TABLE OF CONTENTS


1. Parents’ Rights Letter 1 - 4

2. Student Discipline Policy 5 - 12

3. Attendance and Registration Information 13 - 17

4. Notice to Parents of English Learners 18

5. Bus Service Rules and Regulations 19 - 26

5. Child Nutrition Information 27 - 33

7. Student Safety and Health 34 - 42

8. Parent Signature Acknowledgement Form 43

9. Annual Notifications 44































Dear Parents and Students:

We wish to bring to your attention certain important programs the Sunnyvale School District offers your children
and rights that you have related to those opportunities.

1. Absence of pupils for religious purposes at a place away from school property and after the pupil has
attended school for a minimum day is authorized by written consent of parent or guardian up to four days
per month. The minimum day requirement does not apply to absences for observance of religious holidays.
(Education Code 46011)

2. Absence of pupils shall be considered excused absence when due to illness, quarantine and for the purpose
of having medical/dental appointments and funerals. The District asks parents to make these appointments
outside school hours whenever possible. (Education Code 46014)

3. Sex education/family life education and venereal disease education in which reproductive organs and their
functions are described, illustrated or discussed are not offered to pupils if parents request in writing that
their child not attend. Parents are notified of the program before it takes place. Excuse from parts of the
instructional program in these areas due to religious beliefs, including personal moral convictions of the
parent, is permitted upon written request from the parent. Any written or audio/visual material to be used
in these classes shall be available for inspection by the parent or guardian at reasonable times and places
prior to the holding of the class. (Education Codes 51550, 51820, 51240)

4. Immunization for communicable disease of all children attending public school is required. You must file a
California School Immunization Record form at the time your child enrolls in school. If a child is not
properly immunized or a valid waiver is not on file, the law requires that we exclude the child from school.
(Calif. Admin. Code Title 17) A period of ten school days will be allowed to receive immunization records
of students previously enrolled in school in the United States. In some cases additional days of attendance
will be allowed while the District requests immunization records of students previously enrolled in school
in the United States. Out of country students must have immunization records or no school. There are no
exceptions. They can enter after the first dose of a complete series is given (1 OPV, 1 DDTP/DT/TD and 1
MMR; TB and Hepatitis for children entering kindergarten), then they must complete the series.
Immunization in any program in which the district might participate is administered only with written
consent of a parent. (Education Code 49403)

5. Medication prescribed by a physician for a child during the school day is administered by only designated
district employees if the school district receives (1) a written statement from the physician detailing the
method, amount and time schedules by which such medication is to be taken and (2) a written request from
the parent or guardian. All medication must be in a properly labeled, original container with physician’s
instructions. (Education Code 49423) (BP/AR 5141.21)

6. Emergency physical examinations are not given to a child whose parent files an objection with the
Superintendent by September 15. However, the Principal may send a child home if he/she believes the
child is suffering from a recognized contagious or infectious disease. (Education Code 49451)

7. Evaluation of a child’s vision is required upon first enrollment in a California elementary school district
and at least every third year thereafter. The evaluation is waived upon presentation of an appropriate
certificate from a physician or optometrist by the parent. Parents have the right to request that an eye
appraisal not be given their child by filing with the Principal a statement in writing to that effect.
(Education Code 49455)

8. Pupil records are transferred when a child moves from one school district to another. California schools are
not required to obtain parent permission to forward records. Indeed, they are required to forward records to
any California school where parents intend to enroll a child. Parents have the right to review, challenge
and receive a copy of the transferred record. A school cannot withhold records for nonpayment of fees or
fines. The following specific information is important to you. (BP/AR 5125)
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(a) Permanent pupil records compiled by the schools, are required by California statute.

(b) Confidential records are maintained for some pupils whenever a parent gives written authorization
for the development of such records. A copy of all records is kept at the District Office.

(c) A log is maintained in each pupil’s record folder listing all persons, agencies, or organizations
requesting or receiving information from the record, and the reason for the request.

A school district is not authorized to permit access to pupil records without written parental consent or
under judicial order except to: school officials and employees with a legitimate educational interest,
members of the school attendance review board, officials and employees of other public schools where the
pupil intends to enroll, or federal, state and local officials in compliance with federal or state law. (PL 93-
380)

9. Medical and hospital services: Governing boards of school districts or parents/guardians may make
available liability insurance to provide medical or hospital services to pupils injured while under the
school’s jurisdiction. No pupils shall be compelled to accept such service without the consent of the parent
or guardian. (Education Code 49472)

10. All complaints are filed according to the District’s Uniform Complaint Procedures. The complaint should
describe a matter which, if true, would constitute a violation by the district of federal or state law governing
regulations pertaining to consolidated categorical aid programs, migrant education, child care and
development programs, child nutrition programs and special education and related services. Parents must
submit all complaints under this section in writing. (CAC, Title 5, Section 4600-4671) (BP/AR 1312.3)

11. Personal beliefs of pupils or parents are not explored through a test, questionnaire, survey or examination
which has questions about the pupil or his parents’ personal beliefs, sexual practices, family life, morality
and religion without written permission by the parent or guardian. (Education Code 60650)

12. Psychological evaluation of pupils requires written parent consent. The district must provide a written
report of the evaluation to parents with recommendations for action. Written consent of parent for
psychological or psychiatric treatment of the pupil by a public school employee is also required.
(Education Code 49440-43)

13. Private nonsectarian schooling is available for any individual with exceptional needs for whom a special
education placement in a public school is unavailable or inappropriate. (Education Code 56031)

14. No discrimination on the basis of sex is practiced in physical education activities. Parents may challenge
the district on behalf of pupils if they feel that this law is violated. Address complaints to Director of
Human Resources. (Education Code 49021, 49022, 49023)

15. Handicapped children have a right to a free appropriate public education and special education instruction
and services that meet their unique needs. (Education Code 56000) Parents should contact their school
principal for information on the referral process.

16. Gifted and talented children are entitled to additional learning opportunities. Parents or a staff member
may request that a child be nominated for this program. (Education Code 52200)

17. English Language Development ELD) and specially designed instruction in English (SDAIE) with
primary language support is provided to all children who are identified as limited or non-English speaking.

18. A pupil shall not be suspended from school or recommended for expulsion unless the Superintendent or the
Principal of the school in which the pupil is enrolled determines that the pupil has:
(a) caused, attempted to cause, or threatened to cause physical injury to another person. (Ed. Code
48900 (a) (1))
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(b) willfully used force or violence upon the person of another, except in self-defense. (Ed Code
48900(a) (2)

(c) possessed, sold, or otherwise furnished any firearm, knife, explosive, or other dangerous object
unless, in the case of possession of any such object, the student had obtained written permission to
possess the item from a certificated school employee, which is concurred in by the principal or the
designee of the principal. (Ed. Code 48900 (b))

(d) unlawfully possessed, used, sold, or otherwise furnished, or been under the influence of any
controlled substance, an alcoholic beverage, or intoxicant of any kind. (Ed. Code 48900 (c))

(e) unlawfully offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell any controlled substance, an alcoholic beverage,
or an intoxicant of any kind, and then either sold, delivered, or otherwise furnished to any person
another liquid, substance, or material as a controlled substance, alcoholic beverage, or intoxicant.
(Ed. Code 48900 (d))

(f) committed or attempted to commit robbery or extortion. (Ed. Code 48900 (e))

(g) caused or attempted to cause damage to school or private property. (Ed. Code 48900 (f))

(h) stolen or attempted to steal school property or private property. (Ed. Code 48900 (g))

(i) possessed or used tobacco. (Ed. Code 48900 (h))

(j) committed an obscene act or engaged in habitual profanity or vulgarity.
(Ed. Code 48900 (i))

(k) unlawfully offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell any drug paraphernalia.
(Ed. Code 48900 (j))

(l) disrupted school activities or otherwise willfully defied the valid authority of supervisors,
teachers, administrators, school officials, or other school personnel engaged in the performance of
their duties. (Education Code 48900 (k))

(m) knowingly received stolen property or private property. (Ed. Code 48900 (l))

(n) possessed an imitation firearm. (Ed. Code 48900 (m)).

(o) committed or attempted to commit a sexual assault. (Ed. Code 48900 (n))

(p) harassed, threatened or intimidated a pupil who is a complaining witness or witness in a school
disciplinary proceeding for the purpose of either preventing that pupil from being a witness or
retaliating against that pupil for being a witness, or both. (Ed. Code 48900 (o))

(q) unlawfully offered, arranged to sell, negotiated to sell, or sold the prescription drug Soma. (Ed.
Code 48900.p)

(r) aiding or abets the infliction or attempted infliction of physical injury to another person. (Ed. Code
48900.r)

(s) causing or attempting to cause damage to school property, stealing or attempting to steal school
property, or knowingly receiving stolen school property, including computer information. (Ed.
Code 48900.s)

(t) committed sexual harassment. (Ed. Code 48900.2)
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(u) committed act of hate crime. (Ed. Code 48900.3)

(v) committed harassment, bullying. (Ed. Code 48900.4)

19. Evaluation of a child’s hearing is required upon enrollment in kindergarten and at Grades 2, 5, and 8. The
evaluation is waived upon presentation of a proper certificate from a physician. (Education Code
49452)

20. Interdistrict attendance agreements are available based on parent’s employment within the district
boundaries and can be obtained when space is available. Information can be obtained by calling
Attendance Services at (408) 522-8200, ext. 280. (Ed. Code 48204)

21. Students in grades 7 and 8 may be excused from school for the purpose of obtaining confidential medical
services without the consent of parent or guardian. (Ed. Code 46010.1)

22. The District has a written policy related to sexual harassment as it relates to students. A copy of the
District’s policy is provided in the Parent Handbook for each parent. (Ed. Code 48980) (BP/AR 5145.7)

23. The District has a written policy, which directs that district staff shall not accept or follow any parental
or medical “do not resuscitate” order unless directed to do so by the Superintendent.

24. Parents and guardians of pupils shall be informed of their rights and opportunities, including: (BP/AR
5022)

To observe in their child’s classroom with reasonable notice to the school.

To meet with their child’s teacher and the school principal with reasonable notice.

To volunteer their time and resources at the school.

To be notified on a timely basis if their child is absent from school without permission.

To be notified concerning their child’s classroom and standardized test performance.

To have a safe learning environment for their child.

To examine curriculum materials of their child’s class.

To receive information concerning expectations for student learning.

To be informed in advance about school rules, policies, dress codes, and procedures for visiting
the school.

To receive information about any psychological testing of their child and to deny permission for
such testing.

To participate as a member of any school site councils or parental advisory councils at the school, in
accordance with governing membership.

To question and receive an answer regarding items in their child’s records that appear inaccurate,
misleading, or that invade privacy.

Your school principal can provide you with additional information on any of the programs and parent’s rights listed
in this letter.
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SUNNYVALE SCHOOL DISTRICT

Student Discipline Policy



























PURPOSE


To promote a safe and secure environment it is necessary for all students to obey classroom and school rules.
Students are expected to participate in class activities without disrupting others. Consistent plans for positive
consequences for appropriate student behavior will help establish a positive environment. Cooperation among
parents, students, and school personnel is required to create a school where teachers can teach and students can
learn.

STUDENT DISCIPLINE POLICY
RESPONSIBILITIES

The Student is Responsible for:
1. Respecting the authority of teachers, principals, and other school personnel to enforce district and school
rules.
2. Behaving in classrooms and on school campuses without disrupting or interfering with the rights of other
students and staff.
3. Following the standards of behavior and obeying rules of the school.
4. Attending assigned classes daily and being on time.
The Parent is Responsible for:
1. Accepting and respecting the right of the Board of Education to require standards of behavior for all
students and for all nonstudents during school activities.
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2. Reviewing district policy and school rules with family members to ensure all are familiar with and
understand the standards of behavior.
3. Ensuring regular attendance.
4. Cooperating with school officials in carrying out appropriate disciplinary actions when necessary.
5. Seeking out appropriate community agencies for assistance in correcting misbehavior of the students as
needed.
The Teacher is Responsible for:
1. Reviewing regularly with students and parents district discipline policy and school rules.
2. Enforcing district policy and school rules.
3. Establishing an atmosphere of proper behavior in classrooms to enable students to pursue their studies
without disruption.
4. Communicating with students and parents regarding behavior problems and proposed solutions.
5. Reporting any continuing student behavior problems to appropriate school personnel.
The Principal is Responsible for:
1. Establishing school rules consistent with district discipline policy that will ensure a positive learning
environment.
2. Communicating to parents, staff, and students district discipline policy and school rules.
3. Enforcing district discipline policy and school rules.
4. Assisting students, parents, and staff in seeking solutions to behavior problems.

STUDENT RIGHTS AND DUE PROCESS

All students have a right to receive a free public education. This means free admission to the school and the right to
attend school until the age of 18 or graduation from high school. The loss of these rights may occur only for just
cause and in accordance with due process of law.

Students Have the Right
 to equal education opportunity and shall not be unlawfully discriminated against because of national origin,
race, religion, sex, mental, or physical handicap.
 to verbally express their personal opinions. Such expressions shall not interfere with the freedom of others.
The use of obscenities or personal attacks is prohibited.
 to express in writing their personal opinions and circulate petitions in language that is determined by the
principal and/or teacher not to be offensive.
 to express opinions without prior censorship in school newsletters or leaflets. These opinions shall be
signed by the author and meet standards prohibiting libel, obscenity, and intentional distortion or reckless
disregard of facts.
 to hold meetings at a time, place, and in a manner which does not disrupt or disturb the educational
process. Student meetings on school grounds may function only as a part of the formal educational process
or as authorized by the principal.

DUE PROCESS

Students facing major disciplinary action have a right to a fair hearing. The process requires that procedures be
established so as to guarantee that penalties, which deny access to educational opportunity, are administered for
good and just cause.

The due process procedures entitle students to (1) an oral or written notice of the charges, (2) an explanation of the
evidence, (3) an opportunity to present his/her side of the story, and (4) a right to appeal decisions resulting in major
disciplinary action (suspensions, expulsion, or transfer to another school) to the next higher authority.

The procedures are designed to ensure that corrective action, if any, is taken only after a thorough examination of
the facts. The nature of the corrective action must be reasonably related to the nature and circumstances of the
violations.


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PROHIBITED BEHAVIORS AND DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS

The list of behaviors and consequences, which follows, includes only the most severe infractions of school rules.
School site rules shall be consistent with the following district guidelines.


DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS

1. Agitation
Explanation
Starting fights or inducing others to fight.
Consequences
First Offense - Suspension for the remainder of the day and/or Administrative Action.
Repeated Offenses - Suspension not to exceed five days and/or Administrative Action.

2. Disobedience
Explanation
Failure to obey school rules as required by law and failure to follow the directions of teacher and other
responsible school personnel.
Consequences
First Offense - Teacher disciplinary action and/or Administrative Action.
Repeated Offenses - Parent conference, suspension not to exceed three days and/or Administrative Action.

3. Dress
Explanation
The presence of designated clothing, or the manner of grooming which by virtue of specific color,
arrangement, symbol, or other attributes denotes membership in a gang or group, or causes undue and
inappropriate attention to oneself.
Consequences
First Offense - Referral to the principal or designee and/or Administrative Action.
Repeated Offenses - Parent/guardian shall be contacted and the student sent home to change clothes and/or
Administrative Action.

4. Fighting
Explanation
Mutual conflict in which both parties have contributed to the situation by verbal and/or physical action or a
fight provoked by one person. Students will be held accountable for misconduct.
Consequences
First Offense - Suspension for the remainder of the day and/or Administrative Action.
Repeated Offenses - Suspension not to exceed five days and/or Administrative Action.

5. Gambling
Explanation
Involvement in games for money
Consequences
First Offense - The student will be counseled by teacher or referred to other school personnel and/or
Administrative Action.
Repeated Offenses - Notification of parent and/or suspension not to exceed three days.

6. Gang Behavior
Explanation
Students wearing, carrying, or displaying paraphernalia, or making gestures, which symbolize membership
in such groups, or causing an incident affecting the school attendance of another student.
Consequences
First Offense - Referral to the principal or designee and/or Administrative Action.
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Repeated Offenses - Parent/guardian shall be contacted and the student sent home to change clothes and/or
Administrative Action.

7. Harassment (Hazing)
Explanation
Participation in or conspiring to engage in harassing acts that injure, degrade, or disgrace, or tend to injure,
degrade, or disgrace other individuals.
Consequences
First Offense - Administrative Action.
Repeated Offenses - Suspension not to exceed three days and/or Administrative Action.

8. Interference
Explanation
Students who interfere with an adult who is breaking up or stopping school disturbance.
Consequences
First Offense - Suspension for the remainder of the day and/or Administrative Action.
Repeated Offenses - Suspension not to exceed five days and/or Administrative Action.

9. Misbehavior on School Bus
Explanation
Disorderly conduct of pupils while they are on the school buses.
Consequences
First Offense - Notification of parent by citation, possible denial of transportation and/or Administrative
Action.
Repeated Offenses - Notification of parent, denial of transportation and/or Administrative
Action.

10. Profanity/Vulgarity/Obscenity
Explanation
Profanity, vulgar language, or an obscene act on school grounds.
Consequences
First Offense - The student will be counseled by the teacher and/or Administrative Action.
Repeated Offenses - Parent conference and/or Administrative Action not to exceed five days.

11. Sexual Harassment
Explanation
Any pupil who uses unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, visual or
physical conduct of a sexual nature.
Consequences
Administrative Action - Suspension not to exceed five days and possible expulsion.

12. Smoking
Explanation
Smoking or possession of tobacco on school grounds.
Consequences
First Offense - Parent conference and/or Administrative Action.
Repeated Offenses - Suspension not to exceed three days and/or Administrative Action.

13. Tardy
Explanation
Arriving late to school or class without a valid excuse.
Consequences
First Offense - Teacher or Administrative Action.
Repeated Offenses - Administrative Action.

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14. Theft
Explanation
An unlawful taking of property.
Consequences
First Offense - Administrative Action.
Repeated Offenses - Suspension not to exceed three days and/or report to appropriate law enforcement
agency.

15. Threats and Verbal Abuse
Explanation
Abusive or offensive language, or threats of force or injury to any student, staff member or other person
(this includes name-calling).
Consequences
First Offense - Administrative Action and parent contact.
Repeated Offenses - Suspension not to exceed three days and/or Administrative Action.

16. Truancy
Explanation
Failure to attend school without a valid excuse for more than three days or tardy in excess of 30 minutes.
(Habitual truant is a student who has been reported as a truant three or more times per school year.)
Consequences
First Offense - Notification of parent, parent/school conference and Administrative Action.
Repeated Offenses - Administrative Action and/or referral to the School Attendance Review Board
(SARB) for further action.

17. Unauthorized Visitor
Explanation
A student from another school who does not have appropriate authorization to be on campus.
Consequences
First Offense - Administrative Action.
Repeated Offenses - Administrative Action.

18. Unexcused Absence
Explanation
Absence without a valid excuse.
Consequences
First Offense - Notification of parent and/or Administrative Action.
Repeated Offenses - School/parent conference, Administrative Action and/or School Attendance Review
Board (SARB).

19. Unprovoked Attack
Explanation
Any student who attacks another student without provocation.
Consequences
First Offense - Suspension not to exceed three days and/or Administrative Action.
Repeated Offenses - Suspension not to exceed five days and report to appropriate law enforcement.

20. Violations of the Law
Explanation
Conduct which is a violation of the Education Code and/or any civil law off the school grounds will also be
a violation of that law on the school grounds (includes fire code violations).
Consequences
First Offense - Referral to the appropriate law enforcement agency. School/parent conference and
suspension not to exceed five days.

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Repeated Offenses - Referral to the appropriate law enforcement agency. School/parent conference and
suspension not to exceed five days. The student may be expelled if, in the judgment of the Governing
Board, such action is necessary to protect other students.

21. Violation of Suspension
Explanation
Physically present on a school campus or at a school activity while on suspension.
Consequences
Administrative Action and/or report to appropriate law enforcement agency.

22. Willful Damage to School or Personal Property
Explanation
Damage or destruction of school property such as books, materials, furniture, buildings, or grounds.
Consequences
First Offense - Inform parent. Payment of damages required and Administrative Action.
Repeated Offenses - School/parent conference, full payment of damages, suspension not to exceed three
days, and report to appropriate law enforcement agency.

If expulsion from the District is made for these offenses, California law prohibits any pupil from transferring
to a school other than a county community school or a juvenile court school during the period of expulsion.

23. Causing Serious Physical Injury
Explanation
Any pupil who caused serious physical injury to another person (except in self-defense), attempted to cause
or threatened to cause physical injury to another person.
Consequences
First Offense - Referral to appropriate law enforcement agency, school-parent conference, suspension not
to exceed five days and possible expulsion.
Repeated Offenses - Referral to appropriate law enforcement agency, school-parent conference, suspension
not to exceed five days and possible expulsion.

24. Extortion/Robbery
Explanation
Taking a personal property in possession or immediate presence of another by means of force or fear.
Obtaining of property from another person by the use of force or fear.
Consequences
First Offense - Administrative Action and parent contact.
Repeated Offenses - Suspension not to exceed three days, report to appropriate law enforcement agency,
and possible expulsion.

25. Possession and/or Sale of Firearms
Explanation
A student, who possesses, sells or otherwise furnishes any firearm of no reasonable educational use to the
student at school or for a school activity.
Consequences
First Offense - Referral for Expulsion Hearing. (SB 1198, SB 1130)

26. Possession and/or Sale of Weapons, other than Firearms
Explanation
A student, who possesses, sells or otherwise furnishes any knife, explosive or other dangerous object of no
reasonable educational use to the student at school or for a school activity.
Consequences
First Offense - Administrative Action - suspension, and/or referral to appropriate law enforcement agency.
Repeated Offenses - Referral to appropriate law enforcement agency. School-parent conference,
suspension not to exceed five days and possible expulsion.
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27. Possession, Use, Sale of, or Under the Influence of Alcoholic Beverages or Illegal Drugs
Explanation
Students, who use, bring to school or are under the influence of alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs.
First Offense - Referral to appropriate law enforcement agency. School/parent conference and suspension
not to exceed five days.
Repeated Offenses - Referral to the appropriate law enforcement agency. School/parent conference,
suspension not to exceed five days and possible expulsion.
ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION

Administrative Action may include any of the following alternatives:
1. Detention - period of isolation or semi-isolation outside of the regular class time
2. Independent Study
3. In-School Suspension - A suspension from regular classes which takes place at the school site
4. Loss of Privileges
5. Notification of appropriate law enforcement agency
6. Out-of-school suspension
7. Parent contact
8. Parent conference
9. Principal’s counseling
10. Referral to counseling
11. Referral to SARB
12. Request for expulsion
13. Saturday school
14. Shortened day
15. Special assignments
16. Systematic exclusion
17. Teacher’s counseling
18. Transfer to alternative program
19. Community Service on School Grounds (EC 48900.6) - After school hours for the purpose of outdoor
beautification, campus betterment or teacher/peer assistance programs

REGULATIONS
Review of District Discipline Policy

Enumerated prohibited behaviors and disciplinary actions and district policy.
1. Agitation: 5131, 5131.7, 5144, 5144.1, 5144.2
2. Disobedience: 5131, 5144, 5144.1, 5144.2
3. Dress: 5144A
4. Fighting: 513, 5144, 5144.1, 5144.2
5. Gambling: 5131, 5144, 5144.1, 5144.2
6. Gang Behavior: 5144C
7. Harassment: 5131, 5131.5, 5144, 5144.1, 5144.2
8. Interference: 5131, 5144, 5144.1, 5144.2
9. Misbehavior on School Bus: 5131, 5131.1, 5144, 5144.1, 5144.2
10. Profanity/Vulgarity, Obscenity: 5144, 5144.1, 5144.2
11. Sexual Harassment: 5131, 5144, 5144.1
12. Smoking: 5131, 5144, 5144.1, 5144.2
13. Tardy: 5131, 5144
14. Theft: 5131, 5131.5, 5144, 5144.1, 5144.2
15. Threats and Verbal Abuse: 5131, 5144.1, 5144.2
16. Truancy: 5113, 5144, 5144.1, 5144.2
17. Unauthorized Visitor: 5144
18. Unexcused Absences: 5113, 5144, 5144.1, 5144.2
19. Unprovoked Attack: 5144, 5144.1, 5144.2
20. Violation of the Law: 5144, 5144.1, 5144.2
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21. Violation of Suspension/Expulsion: 5144, 5144.1, 5144.2
22. Willful Damage to School or Personal Property: 5131.5, 5144, 5144.1, 5144.2
23. Cause Serious Physical Injury: 5131, 5144, 5144.1, 5144.2
24. Extortion/Robbery: 5131, 5144, 5144.1, 5144.2
25. Possession and/or Sale of Firearms: 5131, 5144, 5144.1, 5144.2
26. Possession and/or Sale of Weapons other than Firearms: 5131, 5144, 5144.1, 5144.2
27. Possession, Use, Sale of, or Under the Influence of Alcohol or Illegal Drugs: 5131, 5131.6, 5144, 5144.1,
5144.2

ZERO TOLERANCE

Keep our schools safe for learning. Read and discuss Zero Tolerance with your child right away.

The Sunnyvale School District is committed to safe school campuses and to the development of strategies that
maintain the quality of the educational environment. The Board of Education has adopted a Resolution of Zero
Tolerance for violence and weapons on school campuses or at school activities off campus. Board policy and
administrative regulations support Zero Tolerance for weapons in our district.

This means that students engaged in such behavior, including weapon possession, will be recommended for
expulsion from all district schools and programs under the regulations of the California Education Code and Board
Policy.

Please assist in the following ways:

1. Initiate dialogue with the parents of your child’s friends about access to weapons in their homes.

2. Stress that pocketknives on school campuses are considered weapons, not tools.

3. Report to school authorities any information that you may hear about weapons or other forms of violence.

A student who possesses a weapon on campus will be suspended immediately and recommended for expulsion by
the Board of Education. In all cases, law enforcement personnel will be contacted to take the students to Juvenile
Hall where he/she will be turned over to the probation department.

Sunnyvale School District is a Zero Tolerance district. Weapons of any kind, brought onto the school campuses in
the District will result in immediate action by the school and the Board of Education. (BP/AR 5144.1)











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SUNNYVALE SCHOOL DISTRICT
STUDENT ATTENDANCE POLICY


School Attendance:
Every day counts in a child’s education. Every day a student is in school, he/she learns more about responsibility
and achievement. It is important that your child takes advantage of every opportunity to learn in order to be
successful. This can only happen when your student is in class every day and ready to learn when class begins.
Being tardy is disruptive to the whole class as well as to your student. Every day a student is absent, even for
excused reasons, the district loses funding. Make sure your child stays home only when he or she is sick and family
vacations are taken during school breaks.

We know you want the very best education for your child, and we do too. By understanding that Every Day
Counts, together we can give your child the very best education possible. Please help us to work toward reaching
our highest attendance goals ever for the current school year.

Enrollment:
1. Enrollment is at your home school site when school is in session. At the time of enrollment,
parents/guardians must provide all proofs of residence, proof of immunizations recorded on an original
yellow California immunization card, and birth certificate. All records and proofs should be originals.
2. In order to be enrolled in kindergarten, a student must be 5 years old on or before December 2nd.
3. Prior to first grade entry, all students are required to have proof of a physical (medical) examination.
4. Prior to kindergarten or first grade students are required to have proof of an oral (dental) exam.
5. A delay in enrollment will result if proofs of residence and required immunizations are incomplete.
6. A class list with your student’s name and teacher assignment will be posted in the school site office
window the day before school begins. Students with unresolved returned mail, out of date Affidavit of
Residency or lapsed transfers will not be given class assignments.
7. Students who did not attend the last three days of the previous school year will be disenrolled on the fourth
day of absence. Parents/guardians will have to register again; placement at their home school is not
guaranteed. Summer registration is available at the district office.
8. We are unable to reserve classroom space. Students who were previously registered but miss the first three
days of school will be considered “no-shows,” disenrolled on the fourth day of school and will need to
register again. Placement at their home school is not guaranteed.
9. Students who are ill on the first day of school must have a doctor’s note excusing their absence. A
parent/guardian must call the school on the first day of school if their student is too ill to attend. In order to
protect your student from a “no-show” disenrollment and losing their classroom placement, please call
every day, and bring in a doctor’s note as well as a parent’s note by the third day of school.

Affidavits of Residency & Proof of Residency:
PO Boxes and business addresses do not meet residency requirements. A student may only have one address at a
time and must live in the Sunnyvale School District full time. The same is true for shared custody; only one address
may used to determine residency; the student must live/sleep there the majority (over 50%) of the time.
1. All students attending the Sunnyvale School District will be asked to prove residency in the district unless
they are attending school on an approved Interdistrict Transfer agreement. Residency is defined as a
student living full-time, seven days a week, at an address within district boundaries. The district will
investigate if a student’s residency comes into question.
2. The only exception will be in cases of shared child custody. Court papers defining the custody as well as
a parent/legal guardian providing a calendar of the days the student will be residing in the Sunnyvale
School District must be provided. The parent with the majority of custodial care will determine the
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Yearly proof of residency is required as well as yearly renewals for all Affidavit type documents.
1. To meet residence requirements parents/guardians need 4 original and current documents:
a. California DL or California ID with the correct, current address. A brown DMV stamped change
of address card is acceptable to prove your new address along with your (non-expired) driver’s
license or California ID.
b. Income Tax records (The most current State or Federal).
c. Monthly mortgage coupon or property tax bill, or rental agreement with a manager/owner’s phone
number or monthly space rental receipt for mobile homes.
d. A current utility bill issued within the last 30 days.
2. Affidavits of Residency: Used when a student’s family is living in shared housing with a primary resident.
Four current and original proofs of residence are required from both the parent/guardian, and the primary
resident. Both parties must appear together at least one time while filing an Affidavit at the district office.
The primary resident’s statement is sworn to before a representative of the court by having his/her signature
notarized.
3. Families without a permanent address are asked to support their residency claims. This may be done by
confirmation from a social worker or agency, nightly shelter, or motel/ hotel room receipts. The
McKinney Vento Act stipulates a student who has a temporary address due to economic hardship does not
have to produce proofs of residency in order to enroll in school. However, once enrolled, confirmation of
residency will be required and what proof is needed will be determined on a case-by-case basis by the
Manager of Student Information within 45 days of starting school.
4. A Caregiver Affidavit is a district document identifying a student’s full time legal guardian. Both the
Caregiver Affidavit and the parent’s release of responsibility statement should be notarized. The full time
caregiver becomes responsible for all medical and educational decisions. The caregiver must be a district
resident who can provide the required proofs of residency. A Caregiver Affidavit may not be used for
childcare providers or for students who reside out of the Sunnyvale School District boundaries. Students
must live with the guardian, full time, within the Sunnyvale School District attendance area.
5. All Affidavits grant permission for a resident verification officer to confirm addresses through observation
or inquiry. Confirmation of a student having moved or never lived in the district will result in
disenrollment. If it is determined that false information was given to secure or to determine residency, the
student will be disenrolled within five school days.
6. Families who move during the school year will be given an opportunity to complete the school year
through an approved Interdistrict or Intradistrict Transfer. Parents/guardians who tell the school of their
move will be given preference through a transfer to complete the school year provided a resident student is
not being displaced or there is sufficient space throughout the district in the requested grade. In the event
of an emergency, it is vital that current information is on file.
7. The notification steps taken in habitual truancy are:
a. 3 unexcused absences alone or in combination with tardies over 30 minutes: A warning letter.
Excused absences are for illness, bereavement, and independent study. With few exceptions,
all other absences are unexcused.
b. 6 unexcused absences alone or in combination with tardies over 30 minutes: A signed attendance
contract after a meeting with the principal, student, and parent/guardian.
c. 10 unexcused absences alone or in combination with tardies over 30 minutes will result in a SARB
panel meeting with the principal, student, parent/guardian, and appropriate officials.
8. When a student has 3 consecutive days of reported illness, a physician’s note can be requested. If 15 or
more ill days are scattered throughout the school year a doctor’s note may be requested.
9. Three to six days of unconfirmed illness without a doctor’s note can be considered unexcused and if 10
absences remain unconfirmed by a doctor, these absences may result in a SARB panel.
10. With two weeks prior notice you may request a teacher to come to your home from the Director of Pupil
Personnel if an illness or recovery is expected to last longer than 2 weeks. A physician’s note should
confirm the medical condition, expected length of absence, and the necessity for home teaching. However,
if an absence of short duration is anticipated for less than 15 school days, you can request short term
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Independent Study:
1. Trips should not coincide with days that school is in session. After school is in session, absences between 5
and 10 days can be given attendance credit as long as they are not at the end or beginning of a school year.
Contracts will not be issued with dates beginning or ending before September 15 or after June 1. Days of
attendance credit may bracket around school holidays as long as the school days are consecutive and do not
exceed the number of days approved on the Independent Study Contract. A student may not exceed 10
independent study days per school year. The rules are as follows:
2. Independent Study is a signed contract between student, parent/guardian, and the school district.
3. The principal may use his/her discretion to approve or deny a contract.
4. Your child’s teacher and the school office staff must be notified a minimum of 5 school days in advance to
compile homework assignments and prepare the Independent Study contract.
5. Each contract is limited to a minimum of 5 days to a maximum of 10 school days, beginning on the first
day of absence, and ending on the returning day, i.e. the 11th day for a maximum of 10 excused school
days. If the contract date lapses (12th day) without work being returned to the school, the contract is void.
Void contracts will affect future independent contracts being granted.
6. Homework may be turned in early for appropriate credit, but not late. A student will not be given
attendance credit if work is turned in late or goes past the stipulated contract date by one day.
7. Teachers require a minimum of 2 weeks to evaluate returned work which represents 5 to 10 days of school
attendance with appropriate credit of 1 to 10 days of ADA credit depending on the quality and quantity of
the work returned. Work not turned in by the agreed contract date voids the contract.
8. Schools can not save spaces; if a contract due date is missed and the student has not returned to school
he/she may lose their classroom placement if there are resident students on a waiting list to fill openings.
Upon returning, the student may be administratively placed in another school if there is no longer available
space in his/her grade when he/she returns. The student on an Independent Study contract must personally
turn in homework prior to, but no later than the due date on the contract.
9. Students who are ill on their return date, and can provide a doctor’s excuse note, may have a
parent/guardian turn in all of their assignments to the school on or before the end of the contract expiration
date in order to meet the contract deadline. School work, approved by the teacher for content, but turned in
after the due date, may be given academic credit, but not attendance credit, and can negatively affect future
contract requests.

Interdistrict Transfers, Intradistrict Transfers, Open Enrollment and Affidavits:
Interdistrict: Transfers from your home district (where you live) to a non-resident school district.for one year.
Intradistrict: Short term transfers between schools in the same school district for one school year or less.
Open Enrollment: A lottery process to change your home school to a school of choice.
Affidavits: Affidavits are used for confirming a student’s residence or guardianship. All Affidavits are valid
for one school year and must be renewed before the start of the next school year.
Intradistrict Transfers:
1. Board Policy gives priority to resident students and prevents displacement by transfer students.
2. Intradistrict Transfers are usually used when a student wishes to remain for the remainder of the year at a
school that is no longer in their attendance area either through a move or district placement..
3. Intradistrict transfers are not automatically approved, but based on available space and principal
recommendation at the requested school. Intradistrict transfers become void at the end of the year.
4. If a one year transfer is denied steps for the appeal process will be provided.

Open Enrollment:
Open Enrollment is a request for a transfer from your school of residence, based on your address, to another
Sunnyvale district school outside of your attendance area or to a program of choice. The Superintendent can declare
any school too impacted to accept Open Enrollment applications. Open Enrollment is not necessary for students
who are registered and wish to attend their resident school. Only Open Enrollment requests submitted during the
application period in February will be processed completely for approval or denial. Requests submitted after
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All transfer requests should be made on an “Open Enrollment Request” form available at all schools, district office,
or online. All students must live in the Sunnyvale School District and have completed registration at their resident
school for a grade they will attend in the next school year. There is no guarantee of placement; Open Enrollment is
a random, unbiased selection process that identifies, if available, space for transfer students after space has been
allocated for resident students.

Applicants will be notified of their lottery number. Transfers are based on available space in the grade and school
you are requesting. Available openings will be filled in lottery order after seats are reserved for neighborhood
students. Parents/guardians applying for a change of school will be notified as soon as practical, but notification
may be as late as August of the beginning school year after available space is determined.

Once enrolled, a student on an open enrollment transfer shall not be required to reapply for admission to the school or
program of choice. The student, however, may be subject to displacement due to excessive resident enrollment.
Transportation is not provided for a student who is attending a school or program of choice through Open Enrollment.
Please note that poor attendance, which is considered to be six (6) or more tardies or ten (10) or more unexcused
absences, can result in cancellation of an Open Enrollment transfer.

If a transfer is denied because there was no available space; applicants may reapply during the next Open
Enrollment period, to be considered for the same or another school of choice.

Please note that a student on an open enrollment transfer is expected to attend the middle school assigned to the
neighborhood attendance area determined by the student’s address. Attendance to a school of choice does not
change your middle school destination unless you are successfully selected through Open Enrollment for a middle
school out of your attendance area.

Administrative Placement:
At the beginning of the year, all students are tentatively placed in their home school until final enrollment numbers
have been established. Principals and district office administrators then determine which schools are over and under
enrolled in an effort to meet class size limits. After a registration packet is accepted as complete, seating is
prioritized by the date and time registration was accepted. If a grade level exceeds a school’s class size limit
students will be placed out in registration order; last registered, first moved.
This movement usually occurs between two to four weeks after school has started.
1. Administrative placement is considered temporary until a space becomes available and the student can be
returned to their home school. However, a student may apply for an Intradistrict transfer to remain at their
overload school for the reminder of the current school year only.
2. Bus transportation will be provided from the resident school to the assigned school while on administrative
placement. If a transfer is requested and approved, busing will only continue to be provided if there is
space on the bus; otherwise, parents are responsible for transportation.
3. Students who have been administratively placed at another school will be returned to their home school in
the same order they were placed out, e.g. first student out, first returned, etc.
4. An exception to returning a student out of turn would only be for extraordinary reasons to be determined
and approved by the Manager of Student Information.
5. If a space becomes available a student will be returned to their home school. If parents wish their student
to complete the school year at the assigned school they may apply for an Intradistrict Transfer. If an
Intradistrict Transfer is denied a student will be returned to their home school within 5 school days.
6. Intradistrict Transfers are not automatically granted, but evaluated on a case by case basis.
7. Transfers are approved or denied by the Manager of Student Information based on space, principal
recommendation, and the student’s history of attendance, academics, and behavior while at their assigned
school. Once the student is recalled to their home school, only an approved Intradistrict Transfer, which is
for the current school year, will allow the student to finish the year at the assigned school. At the end of the
current school year, the transfer will expire and the student will be reenrolled at their home school for the
next school year.



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Sunnyvale School District

What is the Impact of Tardiness?

1. The first few minutes of class are loaded with information.
2. Being tardy interrupts the class.
3. It is embarrassing to arrive late to class, especially for shy children.
4. Arriving late leaves the student disoriented.
5. Arriving late is distracting to the teacher and the students in class.
6. A late student misses the start of the day socialization.
7. Being late to class develops a habit of arriving late.
8. Being on time to school will help develop life long habits of responsibility,
including arriving at work on time.
9. Students that arrive late to school have more difficulty in school.
10. Late students have a higher risk of dropping out of school.
11. A habitually late student may have lower self esteem and confidence because
of academic difficulties.
12. There should be no more than three tardies in one school year.























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Sunnyvale School District

Educational Services

Notice to Parents of English Learners

Parental Exception Waivers



Proposition 227 (the Unz Initiative) mandates that all children in California
Schools be taught in English. Under certain circumstances, however, students may
enroll in a bilingual program, which provides instruction in two languages. If you
want your child to be placed in a bilingual program, you can apply for a waiver
under any of the following circumstances:

1. the child already possesses average or above-average English language skills
for his/her age group;

2. the child is ten years of age or older, and it is the informed belief of school
personnel that an alternative approach would better assist the child in the
rapid acquiaition of English; or

3. the child has already been placed for at least thirty days in an English
language classroom, and school personnel have determined that he/she has
such needs that an alternative approach would better suit his/her overall
educational development.

You have the right to apply for a Parental Exception Waiver and have your student
participate in an alternate program permitted by law.



You must visit your child’s school and meet with the principal to
review options and obtain a waiver application.




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SUNNYVALE SCHOOL DISTRICT
TRANSPORTATION DEPT.
825 W. IOWA AVE.
SUNNYVALE, CA. 94086









TRANSPORTATION

SAFETY

PLAN










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SUNNYVALE SCHOOL DISTRICT
TRANSPORTATION SAFETY PLAN

Pursuant to legislation known as the Thomas Edward Lanni Schoolbus Safety Act of 1997, which adds
Section 39381.5 to the California Education Code and amends Section 22112 of the Vehicle Code, the
following plan, herewith, shall contain procedures for school personnel to follow to ensure the safe
transport of pupils.

A. SCOPE OF TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

Transportation by district buses is provided to all students who attend designated programs that
are housed outside of a student’s home school boundary. In addition, the district provides service
to students whose home school grade levels exceed class size limitations and therefore must
attend a school beyond their attendance boundary.

Sunnyvale School District’s formal transportation policy is designated as, hazardous area
transportation. Therefore, the following areas of service will be provided to regular education
and special education students (that are deemed able) that attend these schools:

 Ellis School & Sunnyvale Middle School – on Reed Ave. east of Evelyn. On Evelyn Ave.
north of Reed Ave. to Wolfe Rd.
 Sunnyvale Middle School From N. Fairoaks Ave. and east to Bartlett Ave., from Kifer Rd.
north to California Ave.
 Lakewood School – south of Hwy. 101 from Mathilda Ave. to Morse Ave. Also, provided
transportation to those who live north of Hwy. 101 between Mathilda Ave. to Fairoaks Ave.
 San Miguel – Those who reside in the Apts. on Lakeside Dr. known as the Avalon Apts., east
of Lawrence Expressway and south of Hwy. 101.
 Vargas & Sunnyvale Middle Schools – Students who live between Evelyn Ave. and Maude
Ave. and between the western most boundary to S. Pastoria Ave.

Transportation by district bus (large) and contractor bus (small) is provided for special needs
students whose handicapping condition dictates the type of special equipment necessary for safe
transport to and from school. Generally, district owned vehicles are not equipped to handle
students that need special equipment. If the District has or is able to provide safe equipment for
the transportation of special need students every effort will be made to transport in a district bus.
Some of these students attend programs that are at locations outside of district boundaries and
therefore dictate the use of outside transportation services.

School activity trips are considered an extension of the classroom, therefore, when available,
district buses will be used. When district buses are not available, then an outside contractor that
has been approved by the transportation dept. is arranged for, and secured, by the individual
school site requesting the trip. Parent Transportation may be used if the vehicles are properly
insured and the vehicle holds no more than ten (10) passengers.





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B. BUS PROCEDURES & EXPECTATIONS OF CONDUCT

District philosophy is that all students can behave appropriately and safely while riding on a
school bus. Inappropriate student behavior is not tolerated when it interferes with the driver
doing his/her job or prevents other students from having safe transportation.

Authority of Driver: Pupils transported in a school bus shall be under the authority of, and
responsible directly to, the driver of the bus, and the driver shall be held responsible for the
orderly conduct of the pupils while they are on the bus or being escorted across a street or
highway. Continued disorderly conduct or persistent refusal to submit to the authority of the
driver shall be sufficient reason for a pupil to be denied transportation. A bus driver shall not
require any pupil to leave the bus enroute between home and school or other destinations. (5 CAC
14103)

1. Students who ride a school bus to school should go directly to the bus stop from home in the
morning and report directly to their home from the bus stop in the afternoon. Students should
not arrive at their designated bus stop location any earlier than 5 minutes prior to the
scheduled pick up time. It is the parent responsibility to pickup students at the bus
stop; drivers cannot wait for parent pickup. Students that refuse to get off the
bus because of no parent to pick them up will be taken back to their school at the
end of the day (usually about 4:00 pm). It is Parents responsibility to teach their
students what to do in the event that they are not at the bus stop to pick them up.
2. Orderly behavior is expected at all bus stops. Students must wait for the school bus in an
orderly line and never crowd or push another student.
3. Throwing of items is not permitted at or around the bus stops by school students.
4. State law does not permit live animals, insects, or any types of glass containers to be
transported on a school bus. No large music instruments or other objects (balls,
bats, hockey sticks etc.) deemed hazardous may be transported on the school
bus. (Each student gets one seat space)(Students should check with their bus
driver).
5. While students are aboard a school bus or school pupil activity bus, they are directly
responsible to the bus driver. The bus driver and school site personnel will supervise and
monitor the safe loading and unloading of students onto the bus. The driver will insure
students are boarding the correct bus or exiting at the correct stop. Students should remain in
line until the bus has come to a complete stop, the door has opened and the driver has
signaled to load or unload the bus. Students are expected to load and unload the school bus or
school pupil activity bus in an orderly, courteous manner.
6. Students are expected to load and unload the school bus at their assigned designated stop at
all times. Should parents find it necessary to have their child load or unload the bus at a
different authorized stop, a note shall be submitted to the school principal and the principal
shall authorize this change and then be sure the driver receives a copy of the note. The bus
driver will not permit a change without this authorization.
7. Upon boarding the school bus or school pupil activity bus, students shall enter one at a time,
without pushing or shoving, and go quickly to their seat. They shall sit facing in a forward
manner with their back against the seatbacks, and remain seated, and follow all bus rules until
their destination has been reached. After the bus has come to a complete stop, the driver will
indicate when it is safe to stand and unload the bus. If a student drops papers or other
objects while loading or unloading the bus he/she should get the attention of the
driver. Never go under or near the bus to retrieve objects since the driver may
not see you.
8. The driver of a school bus shall operate warning lights and signs at all appropriate school bus
stops when the school bus is stopped for the purpose of loading and/or unloading pupils,
regardless of whether the pupils must cross the street or private road. In addition, the driver
shall ask at each stop if any pupil must cross the street, then escort those pupils who must
cross the street in front of the school bus.
9. Students shall wait for direction from the driver and shall not cross the street until directed to
do so and shall cross between the driver and the bus. Students shall never run back to
the bus or cross back over to get mail, etc. At no time will a driver permit a
student to cross the street behind the bus.

C. DISTRICT BUS RULES
1. Follow the directions of the bus driver.
2. Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
3. No eating, drinking or gum chewing.
4. Talk quietly to others sitting in your seat.
5. No teasing, harassing others or unkind, vulgar or obscene language.
6. Saving seats is not permitted.
7. Stay seated with feet on the floor at all times.
8. No radios, skateboards, roller blades, scooters, balls, bats, hockey sticks etc. or any
other object the driver deems hazardous for transport on a school bus.
9. Do not litter.
10. Windows are to be kept at proper levels.


IF A STUDENT CHOOSES TO BREAK A RULE:
First Incident: Driver verbally warns student.
Second Incident: Student receives citation; the principal notifies parent of the
infraction.
Third Incident: Student receives citation; the principal notifies parent of the
infraction.
Fourth Incident: Student receives citation and is suspended from the bus for 3-5
days; parent is notified of the infraction by the principal.
Fifth incident: For fifth or severe incident student receives citation and is
suspended from the bus for a minimum of 5-10 days; parent is to
attend conference with principal.
SEVERE DISRUPTION:
The following inappropriate behavior will result in automatic suspension of bus riding privileges:

1. Fighting
2. Verbal abuse or profanity
3. Direct disobedience of bus driver or supervisor
4. Lighting matches; smoking on the school bus
5. Entering or exiting bus through windows or emergency exit doors
6. Vandalism or graffiti
7. Student giving a false name

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ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY:
The Sunnyvale School District is committed to safe school campuses and buses to support a
quality educational environment. The Board of Education has adopted a Resolution of Zero
Tolerance for violence and weapons on school campuses or at school activities off campus.
Weapons of any kind, brought onto a school campus will result in immediate action by the school
and the Board of Education.

D. BUS STOP LOCATIONS

Bus stop locations are designated primarily at school sites except for areas referenced in the scope
of services as being hazardous, therefore, efforts to get closer into residential neighborhoods
becomes a necessity. All designated stops are meant and intended to be at the safest possible
location. Stops are designed to be placed in the middle point of a group of children expected to
use this service. Students are expected to conform to our behavior and expectations standards of
conduct while waiting for the school bus. Below is a chart of all district designated bus stop
locations, the school sites served and noting stops that require driver escort or require students to
use the traffic control devices (stop light/crosswalk) to cross the street. It is the parent,s
responsibility to teach students proper walking conduct to and from the bus stop.

BUS STOP LOCATION SCHOOLS SERVED REQUIRES ESCORT
MARY & ESCALON SUNNVALE MIDDLE
VARGAS
NO
CALIFORNIA ON PAJARO VARGAS YES
MARY At CALIFORNIA SUNNYVALE MIDDLE
Afternoon drop off
NO
Students expected to use traffic
control device (signal light)
MARY & BUENA VISTA SUNNYVALE MIDDLE
Morning Pickup
VARGAS
NO
Students expected to use traffic
control device (signal light)
VARGAS SCHOOL Students attending schools other
than home school
NO
SAN MIGUEL SCHOOL Students attending schools other
than home school
YES
COLUMBIA PARK IN PARKING
LOT OFF HEMLOCK
LAKEWOOD NO
BISHOP SCHOOL Students attending schools other
than home school
NO
Students expected to use traffic
control device
(signal light)
BIRCH & BARTLETT SUNNYVALE MIDDLE YES
CUMBERLAND SCHOOL
(On Quetta)
Students attending schools other
than home school
YES
TASMAN & FAIROAKS LAKEWOOD

NO
Students expected to use traffic
control device (signal light)
FAIRWOOD SCHOOL Students attending schools other YES
than home school
ELLIS SCHOOL Students attending schools other
than home school
YES
Students expected to use traffic
control device (signal light) to
cross Fairoaks Ave.
LAKEWOOD SCHOOL Students attending schools other
than home school
YES
APTS. ON LAKESIDE SAN MIGUEL NO
ASTER PARK APTS ELLIS NO
Students expected to use traffic
control device (signal light)
WILLOWBEND APTS. SUNNYVALE MIDDLE
ELLIS
NO
Students expected to use traffic
control device (signal light)
ROUNDTREE APTS. ELLIS NO
No Crossing Allowed
ORCHARD GARDENS PARK LAKEWOOD YES
MISSION POINT APTS. LAKEWOOD YES

E. ADDITIONAL PROCEDURES

In compliance with Education Code 39831.5, the following procedures shall be implemented:

1. Upon registration and every year thereafter, a copy of this safety plan shall be provided to the
parents or guardian of school bus riders.
2. At least once each year, all pupils who receive home-to-school transportation shall receive
safety instruction that includes, but is not limited to, proper loading and unloading
procedures, including escorting by the driver, proper passenger conduct, bus evacuation, and
location of emergency equipment. Instruction also may include responsibilities of passengers
seated next to an emergency exit. As part of the instruction, pupils shall evacuate the school
bus through emergency exit doors.
3. Prior to departure on a school activity trip, all pupils riding on a school bus or school pupil
activity bus shall receive safety instruction which includes, but is not limited to, location of
emergency exits, and location and use of emergency equipment. Instruction also may include
responsibilities of passengers seated next to an emergency exit.

4. Special needs students riding District busses and using special equipment shall have
the assistance of the Parent or Guardian when boarding the bus.
In compliance with Vehicle Code Section 22112, the following procedures shall be implemented:

1. On approach to a school bus stop, where pupils are loading or unloading from a school bus,
the driver of the school bus shall activate the flashing amber and red signal lights at all times
when the school bus is stopped for the purpose of loading and unloading pupils. The flashing
red signal lights shall not be operated at any place where traffic is controlled by a traffic
officer nor on school sites or on streets adjacent to school sites.
2. The driver shall stop to load or unload pupils only at a school bus stop designated for pupils
by the school district or authorized for school activity trips.
3. When a school bus is stopped on a highway or private road that is not adjacent to a school for
the purpose of loading or unloading pupils, at a location where traffic is not controlled by a
traffic officer or official traffic control signal, the driver shall do all of the following:
 200 hundred feet prior to the bus stop the driver shall activate the flashing amber lights.
 After coming to a complete stop, check carefully for approaching traffic in all directions
and activate the flashing red light signal system when safe to do so.
 Before opening the door, ensure that the flashing red signal lights are activated and that it
is safe to enter or exit the school bus. Ask if there are any pupils that need to cross the
street. Instruct and monitor students’ safe entry or exit from the school bus.
 Escort all pupils who need to cross the highway or private road. The driver shall use an
approved hand-held “STOP” sign while escorting all pupils.
 Require all pupils to walk in front of the bus as they cross the highway or private road.
 Ensure that all pupils who need to cross the highway or private road have crossed safely,
and that all other unloaded pupils and pedestrians are a safe distance from the bus and it
is safe to move before setting the bus in motion.

4. Except at a location where students are loading or unloading from a schoolbus and must cross
a highway or private road upon which the schoolbus is stopped, the flashing red signal lights
and stop signal arm requirements imposed by this section do not apply to a schoolbus driver
at the following locations:


 School bus loading zones on or adjacent to school grounds or during an activity trip, if
the schoolbus is lawfully parked.
 Where the bus is disabled due to mechanical breakdown.
 Where students require assistance to board or leave the schoolbus
 Where the roadway surface on which the bus is stopped is partially or completely covered
by snow or ice and requiring traffic to stop would impose a safety hazard.
 On a state highway with a posted speed limit of 55 miles on hour or higher where the
schoolbus is completely off the main traveled portion of the highway.
 Any location determined by a school district, with the approval of the Department of the
Highway Patrol, to present a traffic or safety hazard

















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Note to all Parents, Guardians, and Visitors to Sunnyvale School District School Sites:

For the safety of all California Public School Students, pursuant to the California Vehicle
Code, the law requires the Sunnyvale School District to establish school bus only drop
and pickup zones at each school site. These zones are for the use of Yellow School
Busses only, and must be kept clear of all other traffic. Due to the increased usage of
these marked zones by parents in private vehicles or others in service vehicles, School
Busses are not able to use these safety zones. Ultimately it is the School Sites’
responsibility and obligation to remind parents and others of the specific drop and pickup
zones to be used at each site, and that the illegal use of marked School Bus and/or Red
Curbed Zones is subject to citation by Sunnyvale Public Safety and/or the California
Highway Patrol.

Sunnyvale School District would like to take this opportunity to remind Parents,
Guardians, and Visitors that safety is everyone’s responsibility. We expect all of our
visitors to comply with all traffic laws and use prudent safe behavior when you are at or
near our school sites.

Thank You,
Gina Tiscareno
Transportation Coordinator
Sunnyvale School District




























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CHILD NUTRITION










PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL PRICES LISTED
ARE SUBJ ECT TO CHANGE
WELCOME BACK!!! As we start the school year, The Sunnyvale Child Nutrition
Department would like to extend a special welcome to all returning and incoming
students. To ease your transition into the coming school year please feel free to contact
us at the following numbers:

For questions regarding: Free & Reduced Lunch Applications
Student Eligibility
Contact: Cindy Rock (408) 522-8200, ext. 219
Peggy Bagdriwicz (408) 522-8200 ext. 222

Student Account Balances
Contact: School Cafeteria Cashier Clerk

Any other question pertaining to Child Nutrition
Contact: Gail Burke (408) 522-8200, ext. 278

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited
from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. (Not all prohibited
bases apply to all programs.)
To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, director office of Civil Rights, room 326-W, Whitten
Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (Voice
and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.



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Students at the Sunnyvale School District are given a choice of 5 entrée selections for the elementary
and 8 entrée choices for the middle school and an extensive variety bar of fresh fruits and vegetables.


Entrees – Students must select one
Vegetable Bar – Students may select one or more
Fruit Bar – Students may select one or more
Milk – Students may select one


All the above are available thru the Sunnyvale Schools which takes part in the National School Lunch
Program ( Free or Reduced ), or for a Full Paid meal price of $3.00. The students have the option of
which item(s) to decline, but must select an entrée and one other item.

All menu items have nutritional analysis available which follows the USDA daily minimum requirements.

Offering choices gives students the opportunity to select foods they will eat and recognizes the fact that
not all students have the same tastes and preferences.

If you have any questions, please contact the Child Nutrition Department at (408) 522-8200, ext. 278.






















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Free & Reduced Price Assistance

The Sunnyvale School District takes part in the National School Lunch and the School Breakfast
Programs. Meals are served every school day. Students may buy lunch for $3.00 and/or breakfast
for $1.75. Eligible students may receive meals free or at a reduced price of $.40 for lunch and/or
$.30 for breakfast. Students may buy milk for $.50

For Free or Reduced price meal assistance, please complete the attached meal application or the
one sent home on the first day of school.

Applications are also available at the school office, cafeteria and through the Sunnyvale District Office.
When the completed application is returned to the school, it is reviewed, approved or denied by the
District Office. Parents are notified of the results through the mail. Until parents are notified of status,
students are full price. Applications can be approved for either free or a reduced price lunch of 40 cents
and breakfast of 30 cents. YOU MUST RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION LETTER NOTIFYING YOU OF
APPROVAL FOR FREE OR REDUCED STATUS. The reduced price can be paid daily or prepaid or
payments can be made online at EZSchoolPay.com
Students who attended Sunnyvale School District schools and were approved for free or reduced
priced meals last year during the school year may be served based upon that status during the
first 30 school days. After those 30 days a new application must be processed in order to continue
receiving assistance. Please make sure to submit your child‟s application as soon as possible, since it
will take up to 10 workdays for approval. Only one completed application per household is necessary. All
household members need to be on this application.

As soon as your child/children have been approved for free or reduced assistance they will be issued a
meal card. At lunch and breakfast your child gives his/her meal card to the Cafeteria Aide at the serving
line.

REMEMBER YOUR APPLICATION IS STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL!!!


If you have any questions please contact the Child Nutrition Department at (408) 522-8200, ext. 219.

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited
from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. (Not all prohibited
bases apply to all programs.)
To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, director office of Civil Rights, room 326-W, Whitten
Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (Voice
and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.














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Tips for Filling out the Application

AFDC and/or Food Stamp Recipients
1. List each child’s name and school site.
2. List food stamp or AFDC case number.
3. An adult household member must sign application in section C.**
4. Have your child(ren) turn in application as soon as possible!

Foster Children
1. List the name of the foster child/children and school site in Section A.
2. Foster parent must sign application in Section C.**

All Other Income Households – wages, salary pensions, etc.
If you do not list food stamp, AFDC or Fdpir case number for each student listed on the
application, you must do the following:
1. List each child’s name and school site in Section A.
2. List all additional children.
3. List all adult household members who are 21 years and older in Section B.
List the amount of income each household member received last month, and the source
of income.
4. Sign application in Section C, list last (4) four social security numbers of
household member signing application and complete name, date, address and
phone number.*

*Without an adult signature and corresponding social security number, the application cannot be
processed, and will be returned for the signature and social security number.












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Your children may qualify for free or reduced price
meals if:

*Your family receives food stamps.
*Your family is on AFDC-Aid for Dependent Children.
*A foster child who is the legal responsibility of the State Agency or court
*Your family makes less than the income specified by the USDA
guidelines.
*You have experienced temporary layoffs.
Child Nutrition Program Procedures

A Nutritious breakfast and lunch is available at each school for all children every school day. There are several ways
to purchase meals for your child(ren):




Daily Cash Purchase

Your child pays $3.00 to the Cafeteria Clerk.
PLEASE SEND EXACT CHANGE WITH YOUR CHILD WHENEVER POSSIBLE.

Meal Charge Policy: The amount of $6.00 is the maximum amount a student is allowed to “charge” their meals.
Middle School Students: Are not permitted to charge meals.
After a student has reached this amount a courtesy snack is given.
Payment reminders are sent home weekly, so please check for notices.
Using the EZSchoolPay.com online payment system can prevent over drawn balances.

Prepaid Meal Cards


At anytime during the month you may prepay meals for your child.
Students may pay by cash daily or parents can sign up for EZSchoolPay.com for online payments


PREPAYING FOR YOUR CHILD’S MEALS, IT’S AS EASY AS 1-2-3-
To ensure every student has a lunch

1. Online payment information: EZSchoolPay.com
This is an easy to use prepayment system. You can check balances, enter payment in morning and money is in account
15 minutes later, setup payment reminders etc.
You will need your student ID number. Please call the Child Nutrition office for any questions.

2. When you wish to prepay meals for your child(ren), please send a check or cash in an envelope. Make
checks payable to SESD, Child Nutrition Department.
3. Put each child‟s first and last name on the envelope along with each child‟s teacher‟s name and room number and
have your child turn in the envelope to the school office, or kitchen staff.

THE PATH OF YOUR PRE-PAYMENT
The office will make sure that the Cafeteria clerk at your school receives the money. Then the clerk will credit your
child(ren) „s meal card for the amount of your payment. This meal card does not go home with your child!
.

ELECTRONIC CARDS
Students at all Elementary Schools will be issued an “Electronic Meal Card.”
This plastic card has a bar code that is read by a computer as the students go through the cafeteria line. These cards
do not go home with your child. They are kept in the cafeteria on a card rack for students access.
Students at the Middle School will use their Student ID number in place of the Electronic Cards.

IT JUST MAKES SENSE
Prepaying for your child‟s meals eliminates the task of trying to round up $1.75 for breakfast or $3.00 for lunch.
Credits remain valid until used up.
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Prepay Balance
If you choose the online payment system of EZSchoolPay.com you can set up payment reminders to be
Emailed to you.
If you choose to send in checks: In order to keep track of the meal card balance, parents need to mark their calendars
when they make a payment and when payment is due.
You may also check with the Cafeteria Clerk for your account balance if necessary after meal service hours.




Lunch Prices For Elementary & Middle School












Breakfast Prices For Elementary & Middle School











RETURNED CHECKS:
If, for any reason, your check is returned to us by the bank, the Child Nutrition Department will contact you and request the
full amount of the check in addition to a $10 per check service fee. Payment for a returned check
should be either cash or money order.











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Paid Lunch $ 3.00
Reduced Lunch $ .40
30 Day Paid Credit $90.00
30 Day Reduced Credit $12.00
20 Day Paid Credit $60.00
20 Day Reduced Credit $ 8.00
10 Day Paid Credit $30.00
10 Day Reduced Credit $ 4.00

Paid Breakfast $ 1.75
Reduced Breakfast or Credit .30
30 Day Paid Credit $52.50
30 Day Reduced Credit $ 9.00
20 Day Paid Credit $35.00
20 Day Reduced Credit $ 6.00
10 Day Paid Credit $17.50
10 Day Reduced Credit $ 3.00

Sunnyvale Middle School and Columbia Middle School students are offered a mid morning
brunch period every school day. Nutritious items with student appeal are
offered during this time. Because brunch time is limited, foods that are quick and easy to
eat “grab & go” are offered. Many different selections are offered throughout the
school year to enhance student interest.

2
nd
Chance Breakfast is available at the first recess at participating elementary schools.
Please check your school for more information.

During the lunch period, middle school students may purchase a complete, nutritious lunch for
$3.00! A complete lunch consists of an entrée, fresh vegetables, fruit & milk. These lunches are geared towards
the type of foods that Middle School students like to eat. All meals meet the NSLP guidelines.
There are many choices daily and the variety changes daily and various side dishes to choose
from.




MISCELLANEOUS FOOD SERVICE INFORMATION

Student Cafeteria Workers:
Upper grade students have the opportunity to learn responsibility and life skills by
working in the cafeteria at lunch. Approximately six to ten students assist daily, at
each school, serving lunch, selling milk & ala carte items. Students work in the
cafeteria, on a voluntary basis, for a period of one to three weeks during the
school year. For their services, the students will receive a complimentary lunch
each day they work.

Volunteering in the cafeteria is an excellent way for students to practice math
skills, learn teamwork, and improve their ability to follow directions. Should you be
opposed to your child participating in the cafeteria work program, please instruct
your child not to volunteer for cafeteria duty.


Cafeteria Workers:
The Food Service Department is always looking for substitute
cafeteria workers. If you enjoy working with children, please feel
free to call the Child Nutrition Department at 522-8200 x 278.






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Regarding Student Injuries During School Year

Dear Parent:

Your child’s school does not provide medical insurance coverage for school
accidents. This means that you are responsible for your child’s medical bills if
he/she gets hurt during school activities. Myers-Stevens offers student’s
accident insurance plans to help pay those bills. A brochure explaining
coverage is being sent home with your child.

Many coverage options are available. The Student Health Care and High Option
24 Hour Accident plans are especially recommended for those students with no
other insurance because they provide the most help when injuries occur. Student
Health Care covers illness as well as injury, twenty-four hour a day.

If your child does have other health coverage, student insurance may also be used
to help those charges not covered by other insurance. If your child qualifies for
Medicare, you must obtain from your school office a copy of the “Important
Notice to Persons on Medicare” prior to applying for student insurance.

Please review your brochure carefully. If you have questions or need help with
your application, please call the plan administrator, Myers-Stevens, at (800) 827-
4695. Bilingual representatives are available for parents who need assistance in
Spanish.

Thank you for your attention in this matter.













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Student Safety Information In The Event Of A Disaster

Dear Parent or Guardian:

Providing for your student’s safety when school is in session is a major
responsibility of the school staff. The principal and school staff are prepared to
make prompt and responsible decisions in any situation that could threaten the
safety of students.

The need to close a school and evacuate the students before the regularly scheduled
time could arise from a relatively minor emergency such as a prolonged
interruption of power or from a major event such as fire, disastrous earthquake, or
severe storm.

IN EVENT OF A MAJOR DISASTER

…Information will be broadcast to parents over local radio stations KCBS 740
AM, KGO 810 AM, KBAY 95.5 FM, and KEZR 106.5 FM or local television
stations. Information will also be published in the San Jose Mercury News and
posted at the school site.

…No student will be dismissed from school unless a parent (or individual
designated by a parent) comes for him/her.

…No child will be allowed to leave with another person, even a relative or baby
sitter unless we have written permission to that effect, or that particular person is
listed on the student’s Enrollment/Health Card in our files and is able to identify
him/herself.

…All parents or designated persons who come for students must sign out at the
school office or at the temporary student release station. Signs will be posted if
this alternate location is required.

We are prepared to care for your child in emergency situations. If you are not able
to reach the school, we will care for your child until you or a designated person
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We have a number of staff members with first aid certificates and we will be in
communication with local emergency services. We do ask your help in the
following ways:

Please do not call the school. We must have the lines open for emergency
calls.

Do turn to the above radio and television stations for information.

Following an earthquake or other emergency, do not immediately drive to
the school. The school access route and street entrance areas must remain
clear for emergency vehicles and/or may be cluttered with debris.

It is important that we be prepared personally and in relationship to others in our
school community as well as the broader community. During the year your student
will be trained in the necessary emergency procedures. Students will learn how to
react, where to assemble, and what to expect in an emergency situation.
Education, knowledge, and preparation are our best allies.

If you have any questions regarding your school’s disaster plan for student safety,
please call your school site principal or the Chief Operations Officer at (408) 522-
8225.

Thank you.















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Dear Parent or Guardian:

To make sure your child is ready for school, California law, Education Code Section 49452.8,
now requires that your child have an oral health assessment (dental check-up) by May 31
st
in
either kindergarten or first grade, whichever is his or her first year in public school. Assessments
that have happened within the 12 months before your child enters school also meet this
requirement. The law specifies that the assessment must be done by a licensed dentist or other
licensed or registered dental health professional.

Take the attached Oral Health Assessment/Waiver Request form to the dental office, as it will be
needed for your child’s check-up. If you cannot take your child for this required assessment,
please indicate the reason for this in Section 3 of the form. You can get more copies of the
necessary form at your child’s school or online from the California Department of Education’s
website at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/hn/.

California law requires schools to maintain the privacy of student’s health information. Your
child’s identity will not be associated with any report produced as a result of this requirement.

The flowing resources will help you find a dentist and complete this requirement for your child:

1. Medi-Cal/Denti-Cal’s toll-free number or website can help you to find a dentist who
takes Denti-Cal: 1-800-322-6384; http://www.denti-cal.ca.gov. For help enrolling your
child in Medi-Cal/Denti-Cal, contact your local social service agency at (fill in
appropriate local contact information, available at http://www.dhs.ca.gov/mcs/medi-
Calhome/CountyListing1.htm.)

2. Healthy Families’ toll-free number or website can help you to find a dentist who takes
Healthy Families insurance or to find out if your child can enroll in the program: 1-800-
880-5305 or http://www.healthyfamilies.ca.gov/hfhome.asp.

3. For additional resources that may be helpful, contact the local public health department at
(fill in appropriate local contact information, available at
http://www.dhs.ca.gov/mcs/medi-Calhome/CountyListing1.htm.)

Remember, your child is not healthy and ready for school if he or she has poor dental health!
Here is important advice to help your child stay healthy:

● Take your child to the dentist twice a year.
● Choose healthy foods for the entire family. Fresh foods are usually the healthiest foods.
● Brush teeth at least twice a day with toothpaste that contains fluoride.
● Limit candy and sweet drinks such as punch or soda. Sweet drinks and candy contain a
lot of sugar, which causes cavities and replaces important nutrients in your child’s diet.
Sweet drinks and candy also contribute to weight problems, which may lead to other
diseases, such as diabetes. The less candy and sweet drinks, the better!

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Baby teeth are very important. They are not just teeth that will fall out. Children need their teeth
to eat properly, talk, smile, and feel good about themselves. Children with cavities may have
difficulty eating, stop smiling, and have problems paying attention and learning at school. Tooth
decay is an infection that does not heal and can be painful if left without treatment. If cavities
are not treated, children can become sick enough to require emergency room treatment, and their
adult teeth may be permanently damaged.

Many things influence a child’s progress and success in school, including health. Children must
be healthy to learn, and children with cavities are not healthy. Cavities are preventable, but they
affect more children that any other chronic disease.

If you have questions about the new oral health assessment requirement, please contact Dagmar
Paul, District Nurse, at 408-523-8150.
































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HEALTHY MEDI-CAL FOR
FAMILIES CHILDREN

HEALTH COVERAGE FOR YOUR CHILD!

Now, families who work hard to make ends meet may be able to get low-cost or
no-cost health coverage for their children!

If your child does not have insurance for health, dental and vision care and you
would like information on how to get insurance, please call toll free 1-888-747-
1222 or fill out this form and return it to your child’s school. You will receive
information and an application for low-cost or no-cost health coverage.
_______________________________________________________________________
Yes, please send me an application for health coverage in:

English Vietnamese Hmong Chinese Russian Korean

Spanish Cambodian Armenian Lao Farsi

Name:_________________________________________________________________

Street Address:_________________________________________________________

City/State/Zip:__________________________________________________________

Phone Number with Area Code:(_____)_____________________________________

Name of School:_________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________

PARENTS

Return this form to your child’s school or call toll free 1-888-747-1222 to receive
an application. You can also call this number to get a name and phone number of a
trained Certified Application Assistant in your community. All Help is free!

SCHOOL STAFF

Please forward this form to: Columbia Neighborhood Center
739 Morse Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085 Attn: Dagmar Paul


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Healthy Schools Act (AB 2260) Policy Statement and Annual Parent
Notification Letter

Policy

It is the policy of the Sunnyvale School District to implement the Healthy Schools Act (AB
2260) policies and procedures to control structural and landscape pests/weeds and minimize
exposure of children, faculty, and staff to pestidides/herbicides.

Pests

It is the policy of the school district to control pests in the school environment. Pests such as
cockroaches, fleas, fire ants, stinging wasps, termites and rodents are annoying and can disrupt
the learning environment in schools. Pests are known to bite, sting, or transmit diseases, and
may also cause allergic responses.

Pesticides/Herbicides

It is the policy of this school district to reduce exposure to pesticides and herbicides in the school
environment. When pesticides or herbicides are used to control pests and weeds in schools, there
is potential for human exposure. Excessive exposure may result in pesticide/herbicide poisoning
or allergic responses in sensitive individuals. Children may be more susceptible to pesticides
than adults due to their smaller size and rapid growth and development.

AB 2260, the Health Schools Act of 2000

● Non-chemical prevention of pests and weeds population is always preferred using such
methods as sanitation, exclusion, and cultural practices.

● The selection and use of the least hazardous methods and materials effective for the
control of targeted pests and weeds will be implemented.

● Precision targeting of pesticides and herbicides to area not contacted by or accessible to
the children, faculty and staff will be implemented.

● Application of pesticides/herbicides will only be used “as needed” to correct verified
problems

● All parents and staff will be notified annually in writing of the anticipated
pesticide/herbicide products and applications to be regularly used throughout the school
year. Parents may request in writing a separate written notice for each pesticide/herbicide
application seventy-two hours prior to the anticipated application.

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● Warning signs will be posted at all entrances to the School District property twenty four
hours prior to regular pesticide/herbicide applications and will remain posted for seventy
two hours after the application.

● Active ingredients of all pesticides/herbicides used by the School District and/or copies
of AB 2260 may be obtained by written request to the Manager of Operations, Kathy
Rouse, at 825 West Iowa Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, or by contacting the California
Department of Pesticide Regulation website www.cdpr.ca.gov.

● In the event of an “emergency” application of a pesticide to control a specific and
documented problem, signs will be posted immediately and remain posted for seventy
two hours following the application procedure.

Success

The success of the Healthy Schools Act (AB 2260) in schools is dependent upon:

● The full cooperation of administrators, faculty, maintenance/custodial staff, parents,
students and the community.

● The establishment of a District-wide coordinator and advisory committee.

● School-based safety committees that shall include pest management and pesticide
policies and procedures as part of their agenda.

● Each school designating a staff member to coordinate the Healthy School Act and
ensuring the maintenance pest management records.


The Sunnyvale School District invites questions, concerns and suggestions from our parents,
community, students and staff. All comments addressing the above noted policy should be
addressed to Kathy Rouse at 825 West Iowa Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086.













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Dear Parent or Guardian:

The Healthy School’s Act (AB 2260) of 2000 requires all California School

Districts to notify parents and guardians of pesticides/herbicides they expect

to apply during the year. We intend to use the following

pesticides/herbicides in your school this year:

Name of Pesticide/Herbicide Active Ingredient(s)

Tempo WP Cufluthrine

Knox Our 2Fm Diazinon

Max Force Gel Hydramethylnon

Turflon Triclopyr

Roundup Glyphosate

You can find more information regarding these pesticides/herbicides and

pesticide use reduction at the Department of Pesticide Regulation’s website

at http://www.cdpr.ca.gov.





If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Rouse at (408) 522-8225








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Sunnyvale School District
Parent-Student Handbook


I have received a copy of the Sunnyvale School District Parent-Student Handbook, which
included a copy of the following information:

 Parents‟ Rights Letter
 Parent Involvement Policy
 Complaint Procedure
 Zero Tolerance
 Student Discipline Policy
 Student Records
 Sexual Harassment Policy
 Notice to Parents of English Learners
 Homework Policy
 Notice of Alternative Schools
 Student Safety and Health
 Bus Service Rules and Regulations
 Child Nutrition Information
 Attendance Information
 Parent Signature Acknowledgement Form and Photo/Videotape


Student's Name School

Grade Teacher

Parent's Signature Date


 I give permission for my child to be photographed, videotaped and/or interviewed by
representatives of the Sunnyvale School District, the local media, or other education-related
groups for school purposes. This includes pictures and/or videos published on the school or
district web site(s).

 I DO NOT want my child‟s photograph taken under any circumstances.

 I DO NOT want my child‟s photograph taken under any circumstances other than for class
pictures or for the school yearbook.


Parent/Guardian Signature Date

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Annual Notifications

Click on the links below to view the latest iteration of Board Policies and Administrative Regulations.
You will need to enter the following username and password to gain access to the entire collection of
Sunnyvale School District BP’s and AR’s;

Username: sunnyvale
Password: public


a. BP 0410 Nondiscrimination in District Programs and Activities
b. BP 0510 School Accountability Report Card
c. AR 1312.3 Uniform Complaint Procedures
d. BP 3514 Environmental Safety
e. BP 3553 Free and Reduced Price Meals
f. AR 4112.24 Teacher Qualifications Under the No Child Left Behind Act
g. AR 4222 Teacher Aides/Paraprofessionals
h. AR 5020 Parent Rights and Responsibilities
i. AR 5022 Student and Family Privacy Rights
j. AR 5113 Absences and Excuses
k. AR 5116.1 Intradistrict Open Enrollment
l. BP/AR 5125 Student Records
m. AR 5125.3 Challenging Student Records
n. BP 5141.3 Health Examinations
o. AR 5141.21 Administering Medication and Monitoring Health Conditions
p. BP 5141.31 Immunizations
q. BP/AR 5143 Insurance
r. AR 5144 Discipline
s. AR5144.1 Suspension and Expulsion Due Process
t. AR 5145.7 Sexual Harassment
u. BP 6020 Parent Involvement Policy
v. BP 6111 School Calendar
w. AR 6154 Homework Makeup Work
x. BP/AR 6163.4 Student Use of Technology
y. BP 6164.4 Identification of Individuals for Special Education
z. BP 6181 Alternative Schools
a1. AR 6183 Home and Hospital Instruction