Annual Notification (English)

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ANAHEIM UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT
Learning With Purpose: College and Career Ready

 

ANNUAL NOTIFICATION
2017-2018

DEAR PARENT/GUARDIAN, STUDENT, EMPLOYEE, DISTICT ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBER, SCHOOL ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBER, APPROPRIATE PRIVATE SCHOOL OFFICIALS, ANY INTERESTED PARTIES OF THE LEA:

California Education Code section 48980 requires that, at the beginning of the first semester or quarter of the regular school term, the governing board of each school district must notify parents/guardians of their rights or responsibilities under certain provisions of the Education Code. Other provisions of California and United States law also require notification of parents/guardians. Notice of the educational rights of pupils in foster care, pupils who are homeless, and former juvenile court pupils now enrolled at the school district.

Education Code section 48982 requires that this notice be signed by the parent/guardian and returned to your student’s school. Your signature on this notice is an acknowledgment that you have received and have been informed of your rights, but the signature does not indicate that consent to participate in any particular program has been either given or withheld.

California and United States law requires certain other notices in the event that specific circumstances should arise, affecting your student’s education and attendance at school. If any such circumstances should arise, the District will provide notice, as required by law.

KEY TO LEGAL REFERENCES

 

CCR

California Code of Regulations

CFR

Code of Federal Regulations

EC

Education Code

H&SC

Health & Safety Code

IDEA

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

LC

Labor Code

NCLB

No Child Left Behind Act

USC

United States Code

W&IC

Welfare & Institutions Code

 

PUPIL DISCIPLINE

RULES PERTAINING TO STUDENT DISCIPLINE (EC §§35291, 48980): The District Governing Board has prescribed rules for the government and discipline of the schools under the Board’s jurisdiction. To review district rules pertaining to student discipline, please click here.

DUTY CONCERNING CONDUCT OF STUDENTS (EC §44807): Every District teacher has a responsibility to hold students to a strict account for their conduct on the way to and from school, on the playgrounds, or during recess.

DUTIES OF STUDENTS (EC §48908, 5 CCR §300): Every student must attend punctually and regularly, conform to the regulations of the school, obey promptly all the directions of his/her teacher and others in authority, observe good order and propriety of deportment, be diligent in study, be respectful to his/her teacher and others in authority, be kind and courteous to schoolmates, and refrain entirely from the use of profane and vulgar language. To review the rights and responsibilities of students, please click here.

DRESS CODE (EC §§35183, 35183.5, 51101): The District Governing Board has approved a dress code policy adopted by your student’s school. To review the district dress code, please click here. A copy of the school’s specific dress code is available in the school’s Parent/Student Handbook. Please click here, and select your student’s school.

ATTENDANCE OF SUSPENDED CHILD’S PARENT/GUARDIAN (EC §48900.1, LC §230.7): The District Governing Board has adopted a policy authorizing teachers to require the parent/guardian of a student who has been suspended by a teacher, to attend a portion of a school day in the student’s classroom. No employer may dismiss or in any manner discriminate against an employee for taking time off from work to comply with this requirement.

 

PUPIL RECORDS

RIGHTS OF PARENTS/GUARDIANS (EC §49063 et seq.):

  • Types of Student Records: A student record is any item of information directly related to an identifiable student, other than directory information, which is maintained by the District or required to be maintained by a District employee in the performance of his/her duties, whether recorded by handwriting, print, tapes, film, microfilm or other means. Student records include a student’s health record.

  • Responsible Officials. Your student’s Principal is responsible for the maintenance of student records located at your student’s school. For student records maintained at the District office, the responsible official is the Assistant Superintendent, Education.

  • Location of Log/Record: The law requires that a log or record be maintained for each student’s record which lists all persons, agencies, or organizations requesting or receiving information from the record and the legitimate interests therefor. For records maintained at your student’s school, the log is located in the Main office. For records maintained at the District office, the log is located in the Education Division.

  • School Officials and Employees/Legitimate Educational Interests: School officials and employees who are authorized to review student records are school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the District as an administrator, supervisor, certificated employee, or support staff member (including, but not limited to, paraeducator, health or medical staff and school law enforcement personnel); a person serving on the school board; a person or company with whom the District has contracted to perform a special task (such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, educational consultant or therapist); other public agencies providing services to students, as well as employees of other public schools or school systems where educational programs leading to high school graduation are provided or where a District student intends to or is directed to enroll; a minor’s counsel of record. Access to student records is permitted only for records that are relevant to the legitimate educational interests of the requester. Upon request, the District discloses educational records without consent to officials of another school district in which the student seeks or intends to enroll. Legitimate educational interests are described in California Education Code section 49076 and in District Board Policy.

  • Right of Access and Review/Expungement: You have an absolute right to access to any and all student records related to your student, which are maintained by the District. If you wish to review records located at your student’s school, please contact the Main office, or submit a written request that identifies the record(s) you wish to inspect. If you wish to review records located at the District office, please contact the Education Division at (714) 999-3586. The Principal or District office has five (5) business days from the day of the receipt of a request to provide access to the records. Upon satisfactory completion of the rehabilitation assignment of a student whose expulsion has been suspended by the District Governing Board, the Board may order the expungement of any or all records of the expulsion proceedings. If the Orange County Board of Education enters an order reversing the decision of the District Governing Board to expel a student, the County Board may direct the District Governing Board to expunge the record of the student and records of the District of any references to the expulsion action. When you submit a written revocation of consent after the initial provision of special education and related services for your student, the District is not required to amend the education records of your student to remove any reference to your student’s receipt of special education and services.

  • Challenging the Content of Records: You have the right to challenge the content of any student record by filing a written request with the District Superintendent to correct or remove any information recorded in the written records concerning your student which you allege to be any of the following: (1) inaccurate, (2) an unsubstantiated personal conclusion or inference, (3) a conclusion or inference outside the observer’s area of competence, (4) not based on the personal observation of a named person with the time and place of the observation noted, (5) misleading, or (6) in violation of the privacy or other rights of the student.

  • Copying Costs: You may receive copies of your student’s student records, at a cost of 10 cents per page.

  • Transfer of Records: The District is required to transfer a copy of your student’s permanent student records within 10 schooldays to the school your student intends to enroll.

  • Complaints: You have the right to file a complaint with the United States Department of Education, concerning an alleged failure by the District to comply with the provisions of the United States Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 USC §1232g).

  • Prospectus of School Curriculum: The curriculum for your student’s school is compiled at least once annually in a prospectus which is available at the school’s Main office.

  • Statement or Response to Disciplinary Actions: Whenever information is included in a student record concerning any disciplinary action taken in connection with your student, you have the right to include a written statement or response concerning the disciplinary action in your student’s student record.

  • Destruction of Student Records: The Governing Board of the District is required to retain indefinitely the original or an exact copy of mandatory permanent student records (Class 1 - Permanent Records) which schools have been directed to compile by California regulations; maintain for stipulated periods of time mandatory interim student records (Class 2 - Optional Records) until the information is no longer needed to provide educational services to a student and are retained until reclassified as Class 3 – Disposable Records, and then destroyed as per California regulations (5 CCR 432). Prior to destroying student records of a student who has received special education services, the IDEA requires parental notification when the District decides that personally identifiable information is no longer needed to provide educational services to a student. Once parents/guardians have been notified that personally identifiable information is no longer needed, they have the option of requesting access to and/or copies of student records prior to destruction, and to request that student records be destroyed, unless the District determines that the information could be needed to provide educational services in the future or is needed for auditing purposes (34 CFR 300.624, 5 CCR 16026). Unless classified as permanent records, all other student records are destroyed five years after the information is no longer needed to provide educational services (5 CCR 16027).

RELEASE OF DIRECTORY INFORMATION (EC §49073): Directory information may also be disclosed to outside organizations without your prior written consent. Outside organizations include, but are not limited to, companies that manufacture class rings or publish yearbooks; a playbill, showing your student’s role in a drama production; Honor roll or other recognition lists; graduation programs and sports activity sheets. However, no information may be released to a private profit making entity other than employers, prospective employers and representatives of the news media, including, but not limited to, newspapers, magazines, and radio and television stations. The names and addresses of students enrolled in grade 12 or who have terminated enrollment prior to graduation may be provided to a private school or college. No directory information regarding your student may be released if you notify the District that the information shall not be released. Please submit a written notice to the Main Office of your student’s school if you wish to deny access to directory information concerning your student.

FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT (“FERPA”, 20 USC §1232g): United States law, set forth in FERPA, grants parents certain rights with respect to their student’s records. For a summary of your rights under FERPA, please click here.

RELEASE OF INFORMATION TO MILITARY RECRUITERS (20 USC §7908): United States law requires school districts to provide, on a request made by military recruiters or an institution of higher education, access to secondary school students’ names, addresses and telephone listings. However, you have the right to request that your student’s name, address, and telephone listing shall not be released without your prior written consent. Please submit a written notice to the Main Office at your student’s school if you wish to deny access to this information.

MEDIA RELEASE Anaheim Union High School District is proud of the many accomplishments of our students and staff. Often, such accomplishments draw the attention of newspapers, television stations, or other media who visit our schools to photograph, videotape, and/or interview students and staff during various activities. In addition, we often use pictures of our students in school publications and on school and district internet websites. For protection and privacy, we must be notified if you do not want your child to be photographed, videotaped, or interviewed by the news media or for Anaheim Union High School District publications. Permission information for your student to be photographed, videotaped, or interviewed by the news media or by Anaheim Union High School District personnel is required on the signature receipt in the registration materials.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACCEPTABLE USE AGREEMENT Please read the following carefully. This is a legally binding agreement and must be signed before you will be given an access account. The Anaheim Union High School District (AUHSD) supports instruction through the use of educational and administrative computers, school-licensed software and other media, as well as networks and servers. The AUHSD provides Internet access through an electronic network. The Internet is an electronic highway connecting thousands of computers and millions of people all over the world. Students, teachers, support staff, parents and School Board members with accounts on the Internet server have limited access to: 1. Electronic mail (e-mail) communication with people all over the world 2. Information and news from a variety of sources and research institutions 3. Public domain and shareware software 4. Discussion groups on a wide variety of educational topics 5. Access to many university libraries, the Library of Congress and more. With access to computers and people all over the world comes the availability of some material that may not be considered to be of educational value within the context of the school setting. The AUHSD has taken precautions to restrict access to controversial materials. However, on a global network, such as the Internet, it is impossible to control the content of all available materials. Following are guidelines provided to establish the responsibilities of everyone using AUHSD computers, media, computer networks and/or Internet access. AUHSD network accounts are a privilege. If a user violates any of these provisions, his or her access may be terminated and any future access could be denied.

 

HEALTH AND SAFETY

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

The Anaheim Union High School District has implemented a school based mental health program for youth across the district. Services include, but not limited to, assessment of social/emotional needs, individual counseling (E.g., teaching stress, coping or anger management skills) and group work (E.g., life skills or grief/loss.) Services also include crisis response and linking youth and families to community based mental health or social services. Services are provided by licensed mental health professionals who are part of the AUHSD team and assigned to school sites throughout the district. Our work involves working closely with youth, parents and staff to ensure students are able to meet their academic goals. Referrals are made through the counseling office. If you have questions about the referral process or would like assistance, please speak to the student’s school counselor. Questions or concerns about the program or its services should be directed to 714-999-7734.

ANNUAL MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT NOTIFICATION: The District, in cooperation with the California Departments of Health Services and Education, participates in a program to allow the District to be reimbursed with federal Medicaid monies for selected health services, provided to eligible students at school, and hereby informs parents that eligible students’ records may be forwarded to the District’s billing agency. Please click here for more information.

REFUSAL TO CONSENT TO PHYSICAL EXAMINATION (EC §§49451, 48980): You may file an annual written statement with the Main Office of your student’s school, stating that you will not consent to a physical examination of your student. However, whenever there is good reason to believe that the student is suffering from a recognized contagious or infectious disease, the student shall be sent home and shall not be permitted to return until school authorities are satisfied that any contagious or infectious disease does not exist.

CONTINUED MEDICATION REGIMEN FOR NON-EPISODIC CONDITION (EC §49480): If your student is on a continuing medication regimen for a non-episodic condition, you are required to inform the school nurse or other designated certificated school employee of: (1) the medication being taken, (2) the current dosage, and (3) the name of the supervising physician. With your consent, the district nurse may communicate with your student’s physician and may counsel with school personnel regarding the possible effects of the drug on your student’s physical, intellectual, and social behavior, as well as possible behavioral signs and symptoms of adverse side effects, omission, or overdose. If your student is on a continuing medication regimen, please contact the school’s Health Office for further instructions.

ADMINISTRATION OF IMMUNIZING AGENTS (EC §§49403, 48980): The District Governing Board may permit any person licensed as a physician and surgeon, any person licensed as a registered nurse, or other licensed healthcare practitioners acting under the direction of a supervising physician and surgeon, to administer an immunizing agent to a student. You have the right to consent in writing to the administration of an immunizing agent to your student.

ADMINISTRATION OF PRESCRIBED MEDICATION (EC §§49423, 48980): If your student is required to take prescription medication during the regular school day, you may request assistance for your student by the school nurse or other designated school personnel. If you wish such assistance, you must provide both a written statement from the physician and surgeon or physician assistant detailing the name of the medication, method, amount, and time schedules by which the medication is to be taken, and your own written statement indicating your desire that the District assist your student in the matters set forth in the physician’s statement. Your student may also carry and self- administer prescription auto-injectable epinephrine, if the District receives written statements from you and the student’s physician, in the form required by law.

PLEDGE NOT TO USE ANABOLIC STEROIDS OR PROHIBITED DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS (EC §49030 et seq.): A student is prohibited from participating in interscholastic high school sports, unless the student signs a pledge not to use anabolic steroids without a prescription from a licensed heath care practitioner, or a dietary supplement listed in the United States Guide to Prohibited Substances and Prohibited Methods of Doping. As a condition of participation, both the student-athlete and his/her parent/guardian must sign a notification form regarding these restrictions.

TOBACCO-FREE CAMPUS POLICY (H&SC §104420): The District Governing Board has adopted and enforces a tobacco-free campus policy. The policy prohibits the use of tobacco products, at any time, in District-owned or leased buildings, on District property and in District vehicles.

CONCUSSIONS AND HEAD INJURIES (EC §49475): Districts who elect to offer athletic programs are required to immediately remove, for the remainder of the day, an athlete who is suspected of sustaining a concussion or head injury during the activity and prohibits the return of the athlete to that activity until he/she is evaluated by and receives written clearance from a specified health care provider, and requires district to provide annually a concussion and head injury information sheet to be signed and returned by the athlete and his/her parent before the athlete initiates practice or competition.

MEDICAL AND HOSPITAL SERVICES NOT PROVIDED (EC §§49471, 48980): The District Governing Board does not provide or make available medical and hospital services for District students who are injured while participating in athletic activities. Student medical insurance is available for purchase. Information and forms are available at www.AUHSD.us or from the school’s Main Office.

MEDICAL AND HOSPITAL SERVICES FOR PUPILS (EC §§49472, 48980): The District Governing Board may provide or make available medical or hospital service through nonprofit membership corporations, defraying the cost of medical service or hospital service, or through group, blanket or individual policies of accident insurance or through policies of liability insurance, for injuries to District pupils arising out of accidents occurring on District property or while being transported to and from school-sponsored activities. No pupil is required to accept such service, without the consent of his/her parent/guardian.

INSTRUCTION FOR PUPILS WITH TEMPORARY DISABILITIES (EC §§48206.3, 48980): If your student should suffer a temporary disability which makes attendance in regular day classes, or an alternative education program in which the student is enrolled, impossible or inadvisable, your student may receive individual instruction provided by the district in which he/she is deemed to reside. Individual instruction includes instruction provided in your home, in a hospital or other residential health facility, excluding state hospitals, or under other circumstances prescribed by state law. (See HOME/HOSPITAL INSTRUCTION)

PUPILS WITH TEMPORARY DISABILITIES (EC §§48207, 48980): In the event that your student has a temporary disability and is confined in a hospital or other residential health facility located outside this District, a student will be considered to have complied with the residency requirements for school attendance in the school district in which the hospital is located. In such circumstances, it is the parent’s responsibility to notify the school district, in which the family is deemed to reside, of the student’s presence in a qualifying hospital, and notify the student’s AUHSD school of the situation.

TYPE 2 DIABETES (EC §49452.7) Please click here (8)for information required to be provided to parents of 7th grade pupils regarding Type 2 diabetes.

MEAL PROGRAM INFORMATION (EC §§49520, 49550): All District schools participate in the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program. Student can purchase breakfast for $1.75 and lunch for $2.75. Parents are encouraged to pre-pay for meals. Checks should be made out to AUHSD Food Service, or parents may click here to go to the website and pay electronically through https://www.schoolpay.com/.

FREE AND REDUCED PRICE MEALS (EC §§49510, et seq., 48980): Depending on annual household income, your student may be eligible for free or reduced price meals. For information concerning this program, please click here. Applications are available in the school cafeteria or in the school’s Main Office.

NOTIFICATION OF PESTICIDE USE (EC §§17612, 48980.3): A list of all pesticide products expected to be applied at your student’s school during the upcoming year in on file in the Main Office of your student’s school. Inquiries regarding the District’s pesticide program and requests for prior notification of individual pesticide applications at the school site should be directed to the Maintenance and Operations Office, at the District Office, at 501 N. Crescent Way, Anaheim, 92803 or at (714) 999- 3581.

ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT PLAN (40 CFR §763.93): The District’s updated asbestos management plan for each school is available for inspection in the Maintenance and Operations Office, at the District Office, at 501 N. Crescent Way, Anaheim, 92803.

ATTENDANCE

STATUTORY ATTENDANCE OPTIONS (EC §48980): The District is required to advise each parent/guardian of all existing statutory attendance options and local attendance options available in the District. These are options for attending schools other than the school designated for the local attendance area in which the parent/guardian resides. The options include intra-district transfer, inter-district transfer, transfer based on parental employment, “district of choice” if established by Governing Board resolution, and district of enrollment pursuant to the Open Enrollment Act, as specified. Please click here for a complete summary of these attendance options and application process and procedures.

EXCUSED ABSENCES (EC §§48205, 48980): Your student may be excused from school when the absence is for medical or justifiable personal reasons. Your student will be allowed to complete all assignments and tests missed during such an excused absence. Please click here (10) for the full text of section 48205.

GRADE REDUCTION/LOSS OF ACADEMIC CREDIT (EC §§48205, 48980): Your student may not have his/her grade reduced or lose academic credit for any absence or absences excused under Education Code section 48205, when missed assignments and tests that can reasonably be provided are satisfactorily completed within a reasonable period of time. Please click here for the full text of section 48205.

HOME/HOSPITAL INSTRUCTION (EC §§48206.3, 48207, 48980): A student absent from school and homebound for an extended period due to health reasons may be eligible for home instruction by a teacher, whether the student is at home, or in a hospital/health facility within District boundaries. Requests for home/hospital teaching must be made in writing, by the attending physician, and submitted to the school of enrollment.

ABSENCES FOR RELIGIOUS PURPOSES (EC §§46014, 48980): With a parent’s written consent, a student may be excused from school in order to participate in religious exercises or to receive moral and religious instruction at your student’s place of worship or at other suitable place or places away from school property designated by the religious group. A student may not be excused from school for this purpose on more than four days per school month.

EXCUSE TO OBTAIN CONFIDENTIAL MEDICAL SERVICES (EC §46010.1): Students in grades 7 to 12 may be excused from school for the purpose of obtaining confidential medical services, without the consent of the pupil’s parent/guardian.

SCHEDULE OF MINIMUM DAYS AND PUPIL-FREE STAFF DEVELOPMENT DAYS (EC § 48980): The District is required to advise all parents/guardians of the schedule of minimum days and pupil-free staff development days. If any minimum or pupil-free staff development days are scheduled following the distribution of this notice, the District will notify you as early as possible, but not later than one month before the scheduled minimum or pupil-free day. Please click here to refer to the District’s schedule, and refer to the school’s Parent/Student Handbook for school-specific dates. Please click here, and select your student’s school for more information.

 

NON-DISCRIMINATION

STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION (Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, § 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973): The Anaheim Union High School District Governing Board is committed to providing equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs, activities, practices, and employment shall be free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, or genetic information; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

The Board designates the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources as the Compliance Officer designated to receive and investigate complaints and ensure District compliance with state and federal laws and regulations including Title IX. The Compliance Officer may designate another District administrator to investigate complaints. If you have a complaint, you are to submit it in writing to:

Mr. Brad Jackson, Assistant Superintendent
Anaheim Union High School District–Human Resources
501 N. Crescent Way / P.O. Box 3520 Anaheim, CA 92803

If you have any additional questions regarding the process, please contact Human Resources at (714) 999-1512. For a copy of the District’s Uniform Complaint Policy, click here.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY (EC §§200-231.5, 48980; 5 CCR §4917): The Governing Board is committed to maintaining a safe school environment that is free from harassment and discrimination. The Board prohibits sexual harassment of students at school or at school-sponsored or school-related activities. The Board also prohibits retaliatory behavior or action against any person who reports, files a complaint or testifies about, or otherwise supports a complainant in alleging sexual harassment. To review the District’s student Sexual Harassment Policy, please click here. To review the District’s Sexual Harassment Policy for employees and applicants, please click here.

 

PUPILS WITH DISABILITIES

SPECIAL EDUCATION (EC §56000 et seq., 20 USC §1401 et seq.): Both California and United States law require that a free appropriate public education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment (LRE) be offered to qualified pupils with disabilities. For information on pupil eligibility, procedural safeguards, and additional matters is available from the District Special Youth Services at (714) 999-3526.

CHILD FIND (EC §§56300, 56301): The District has a duty to identify, locate and assess students with disabilities who are in need of special education and related services. If you believe that your student may qualify for special education and related services, you may initiate an inquiry regarding the procedure for initiating a referral for assessment by contacting the District Special Youth Services at (714) 999-3526.

 

MISCELLANEOUS

COMPREHENSIVE SEXUAL HEALTH AND/HIV/AIDS PREVENTION EDUCATION (EC §§51938, 48980): The District will provide instruction in comprehensive sexual health and HIV/AIDS prevention education and research on student health behaviors and risks for the coming school year. Written and audiovisual educational materials used in this education are available for your inspection at the Principal’s office. The education will be taught by school district personnel/outside consultants. For a copy of the California Comprehensive Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Prevention Education Act, please click here. You have the right to request in writing that your student shall not receive comprehensive sexual health education or HIV/AIDS prevention education. The District may administer anonymous, voluntary and confidential research and evaluation tools to measure students’ health behaviors and risks, including tests, questionnaires, and surveys containing age-appropriate questions about pupils’ attitudes concerning or practices relating to sex. You will be notified in writing that any such test, questionnaire or survey is to be administered, and you will be given the opportunity to review the test, questionnaire or survey and request in writing that your student not participate.

DISSECTION OR OTHERWISE HARMING OR DESTROYING ANIMALS (EC §32255 et seq.): If your student has a moral objection to dissecting or otherwise harming or destroying animals, he/she has a right to notify the teacher regarding this objection and to refrain from participation in an education project involving the harmful or destructive use of animals which must be substantiated with a note from a parent/guardian.

CALIFORNIA COLLEGE GUIDANCE INITIATIVE (CCGI)

The Anaheim Union High School District is pleased to partner with the California College Guidance Initiative (CCGI) to systematically increase career and college preparation for 7th-12th grade students. CCGI is a non-profit organization that offers online career and college planning tools for students, families, and educators.  CCGI allows for the use of CaliforniaColleges.edu, a resource that captures critical student data, including transcript data, to ensure a well-informed transition from high school to higher education. Transcript data is used to apply to California State University (CSU) campuses and also for the purposes of monitoring “a-g” subject requirement completion (course sequence require to apply to CSU and University of California). CCGI is fully compliant with the Federal Right to Privacy Act (FERPA) and other relevant privacy laws. All data transmitted and uploaded is handled with the highest security standards. This resources is vital to helping your child create an educational plan for graduation and beyond. For non-participation in the California College Guidance Initiative, parents must submit a written request of non-participation to AUHSD Director of Guidance, Jamie Millan at District Office 501 N. Crescent Way Anaheim, CA 92801.

CAASPP STATE EXAMS (5 CCR 852):  During the spring, students in grades 3-8 and 11 will take the annual state exams.  Parents may annually submit to the school a written request to excuse their child from any or all parts of the CAASPP.

PAYMENT OF ADVANCE PLACEMENT EXAMINATION/INTERNATIONAL BACCALAURATE (IB) FEES (EC §§48980(k), 52244,): Any economically-disadvantaged student who is enrolled in an advanced placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) course may apply for a grant to cover the cost of the advanced placement administration fee. A student who receives a grant shall pay only five dollars ($5.00) of the examination fee. Please contact the school counselors for more information.

COLLEGE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS; CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION (EC §§51229, 48980):

  • College Admission Requirements: The University of California (UC) and the California State University (CSU) have established common high school course requirements for undergraduate admission. Pupils who take these courses and meet other specified criteria are eligible to apply and be considered for admission. The following list is commonly referred to as the “A-G” requirements:

  1. two years of history/social science;

  2. four years of college preparatory English or language instruction;

  3. three years of college preparatory mathematics;

  4. two years of laboratory science;

  5. two years of the same language other than English;

  6. one year of visual and performing arts; and

  7. one year of college preparatory electives.

  • Websites: The following UC and CSU web sites help pupils and their families learn about college admission requirements, and also list high school courses that have been certified for undergraduate admission:

UC: www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/undergrad_adm/paths_to_adm/

CSU: www.csumentor.edu/planning/high_school/subjects.asp

  • Career Technical Education (CTE): The California Department of Education defines “career technical education” as a program of study that involves a multiyear sequence of courses that integrates core academic knowledge with technical and occupational knowledge to provide pupils with a pathway to postsecondary education and careers. Career technical education includes agriculture education, home economics, industrial and technology education, and regional occupational centers and programs, among other educational programs. For a list of career technical education courses offered by the district that satisfy the subject matter requirements for admission to the Cal State and UC systems, please click here.

  • CTE Opportunities for all students:

  • Website for Career Technical Education: Pupils can learn more about career technical education at the California Department of Education website: www.cde.ca.gov/ci/ct/

  • Guidance Counseling: Your student has the right to meet with a school counselor for help in choosing courses that will meet college admission requirements, or enrolling in career technical education courses, or both. If you wish to schedule a meeting with a school counselor, please contact the Counseling Office at your student’s school.

SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY REPORTCARD (EC §§35256, 32286): The District Governing Board annually issues a School Accountability Report Card (SARC) for each school in the District. Parents may obtain a copy of the SARC from the AUHSD website at www.AUHSD.us , under the “Our Schools” tag. The SARC includes, but is not limited to, assessment of school conditions specified in California Education Code section 33126. The SARC also includes an annual report on the status of the safety plan for your student’s school, including a description of its key elements.

WAIVER OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION (EC §310, 5 CCR §11309): California law generally requires that all public school students be taught English by being taught in English. However, this English language requirement may be waived with the prior written informed consent, to be provided annually, of the student’s parent/guardian. Such informed consent requires that the parent/guardian personally visit the school to apply for the waiver. Under such parental waiver conditions, students may be transferred to classes where they are taught English and other subjects through bilingual education techniques or other generally recognized educational methodologies permitted by law. Please see the school counselors for additional information.

HEALTH INSTRUCTION/CONFLICTS WITH RELIGIOUS TRAINING AND BELIEFS (EC §51240): If any part of the school’s instruction in health conflicts with your religious training and beliefs, you may submit a written request that your student be excused from the part of the instruction that conflicts with your religious training and beliefs.

NOTICE OF ALTERNATIVE SCHOOLS (EC §58501): The law requires the District to provide parent/guardians with a notice of alternative schools. For more information on District Alternative Schools, and a copy of the notice specified in Education Code section 58501, please click here.

PARTICIPATION IN CAREER COUNSELINGAND COURSE SELECTION (EC §221.5): You have the right to participate in counseling sessions and decisions concerning career counseling and course selection, commencing with course selection for grade 7. To meet with your student’s counselor, contact the Counseling Office.

UNIFORM COMPLAINT PROCEDURES (NONDISCRIMINATION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY) (5 CCR §4622) The District has adopted policies and procedures for the filing, investigation and resolution of complaints regarding alleged violations of federal or state law or regulations governing educational programs, including allegations of unlawful discrimination. Pupil fees or LCAP complaints may be filed anonymously if the complainant provided evidence or information leading to evidence to support the complaint. Pupils enrolled in a public school shall not be required to pay a pupil fee for participation in an educational activity. Pupil fee complaints shall be filed no later than one year from the date of the alleged violation occurred.For a copy of the District’s Uniform Complaint Procedures, please click here.

WILLIAMS UNIFORM COMPLAINT(EC §35186): A procedure was created under this Education Code section for the filing of complaints concerning deficiencies related to instructional materials, facilities conditions, or teacher vacancy or misassignment. For a copy of the Williams Uniform Complaint Procedures, please click here.

FREE SCHOOLS GUARANTEE(California Constitution Article IX §5): Pupils enrolled in a public school shall not be required to pay a pupil fee for participation in an educational activity. please click here

GMAIL: I grant my permission for my student to use an AUHSD Gmail account, as specified in the Annual Notifications, I understand that I have the right to withhold permission for my student to use Gmail without prior parental written consent, and may submit a letter to the school's main office, at any time, to do so. I also understand that I have the right to withhold permission of my graduating / exiting student's right to transfer their data via Google Takeout.