Family Information & Handbook

 

Family Student Handbook:

See the link below to access the Family Student Handbook

 

FERPA

See the link for more information on FERPA. 

Additional information regarding confidential student data: 

There is ongoing litigation between the California Department of Education and the Concerned Parent Association. A notice issued by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson states, “The lawsuit accuses CDE of widespread, systemic non-compliance by local educational agencies with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504. The CDE denies these allegations and is actively defending the litigation.”

The court has ordered CDE to release student and parent information to provide personally identifiable information (PII) – an act that can only be taken as an exception to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). As a result, we are providing notice of the court order and directions to anyone wishing to object.

Please be advised that CDE will notify parents or students of whom are required to disclose information and those individuals may object directly to the court regarding this disclosure using the PDF link below:

http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/di/ws/documents/form2016jan26.pdf 

 

Dress Code Guidelines

 
The purpose of the dress code follows: 
• Encourage the attitude that school is a place to learn 
• Ensure a focus on learning in the classroom 
• Enhance safety during work and play 
• Encourage greater respect and appreciation towards one another 
• Promote neatness and modesty. 
Students should wear clothing and shoes appropriate for the weather and for fully 
participating in school activities. It is an observable fact that students do better academic 
work when neatly dressed. There is also a tendency to treat one another with greater 
appreciation and respect. With this in mind, LVCS requests that students comply with the 
following dress code:  
• No logo wear is permitted that represents hate images; hate speech, 
discrimination, gangs, contraband, or sexually explicit messages or references 
(e.g., sexually explicit language or graphics, alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs, or 
weapons.) Clothing, school supplies, lunch boxes, backpacks, jewelry, and 
headwear that fall into the categories above are likewise not permitted. 
• The following articles of clothing are not permitted:  
o See-through or revealing shirts 
o Backless, strapless, or tank tops 
o Halter tops or dresses 
o Low-cut tops or dresses 
o Bare-midriff tops 
o Clothing that fails to conceal undergarments 
o Shorts or skirts shorter than their middle finger when arms are held down 
by their sides and also not more than 5 inches above the kneecap when 
kneeling 
o Pajamas or slippers. * 
o Extremely tight or excessively oversized clothes 
• Pants and shorts must be worn above the hip bones. Pants and shorts may not 
"sag" 
• Headwear may be worn outside only. * 
• Dark glasses may be worn outside only. * 
• Shoes should meet the following requirements: 
o Shoes should be solidly on the student’s feet to help ensure safe 
participation in school activities (e.g. physical education, recess, etc.). 
o No “flip flops,” backless sandals, high heels, or shoes with wheels (hidden 
or exposed) are permitted. Tight, open toed sandals are permitted. 
o Any clothing, jewelry, or accessories that create safety or health concerns 
or cause or threaten to cause a disruption to the educational process are 
prohibited (e.g. long earrings, chain belts, etc.).