- Family Handbook
- Attendance & Tardy Policy
- Electronics Policy
- Dress Code
- AB-104 Pupil instruction: retention, grade changes, and exemptions.
The family handbook includes the NP3 mission, vision and detailed information on our codes and policies. Click here to view our distance learning policies for 2020-21.
Updated for the 2019-20 School Year
Attendance – Students are expected to attend school daily. Consistent daily attendance is critical for a student’s academic success. The State of California considers ten days of absence for one school year (for any reason) excessive. Excessive absences will result in a parent/guardian conference. If a parent/guardian conference does not result in an improvement in a student’s attendance, the parents/legal guardians will receive a SARB (School Attendance Review Board) letter and the student’s enrollment at NP3 will be considered for dismissal.
Tardy Procedure – Students are expected to be in class seated at their desk for the start of each class. When a student’s tardiness has a negative impact on the student’s academic achievement, is causing a negative impact on the instruction of others, or is a repetitive disruption, the teacher will inform the student’s Advisory teacher. The Advisory teacher will contact the parent and if necessary hold an attendance conference. The State of California considers three tardy’s equal to a 1 day absence. Therefore, excessive tardy’s will result in a parent/guardian conference. If a parent/guardian conference does not result in an improvement in a student’s attendance, the parents/legal guardians will receive a SARB (School Attendance Review Board) letter and the student’s enrollment at NP3 will be considered for dismissal.
Parents are asked whenever possible to make appointments for their student outside of the school day. California Education Code 48205 states that a student may be excused legally from school when the absence is due to:
- Personal illness or injury.
- Quarantine under the direction of a county or city health office.
- Medical, dental, optometric, or chiropractic services.
- Attendance at funeral services for a member of the immediate family.
- Jury duty.
- Pupil is the custodial parent of a child who is ill or has a medical appointment during school hours.
- Justifiable personal reasons, including, but not limited to, an appearance in court, attendance at a funeral service, observance of a holiday or ceremony of his or her religion, attendance at religious retreats, or attendance at an employment conference, when the pupil’s absence has been requested in writing by the parent or guardian and approved by the principal or a designated representative.
- For the purpose of serving as a member of a precinct board for an election.
- Exclusion for failure to present evidence of immunization.
- Exclusion from school because student is either the carrier of a contagious disease or not immunized for a contagious disease.
Absence Procedure – When a student is absent, the parent/guardian is to call the office on the day of the absence (High/Middle (916) 567-5740, Elementary (916) 575-7557). A written note stating the reason and date(s) of the absence(s) is also required on the day the student returns to school. Again, Students who are absent more than 10 times are in violation of California Education Code
Early Dismissal – Students leaving campus early must be signed out in the office by the parent/guardian or an adult identified on the student’s Emergency Card with a note from the student’s parent/guardian. Parents/Guardians are asked, when possible to schedule all appointments outside of the school day. Teachers are to keep students in class until notified by the office to release the student. Please do not text student during class time.
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Dress Code Policy for Students
All students who attend NP3 are expected to respect the school community by dressing appropriately for a K-12 educational environment. Student attire should facilitate participation in learning as well as the health and safety of students and the adults that supervise them. This policy is intended to provide guidance for students, staff, and parents.
- Clothing must cover areas from one shoulder across to the other shoulder, down to approximately 3 to 4 inches in length on the upper thighs.
- Hats and hoods are limited to outdoors only unless permitted for religious, medical, or other reasons by school administration.
- Tank tops or tops with spaghetti straps and athletic attire (jerseys or sweatpant material) may not be worn.
- Clothing may not be ripped or torn.
- Clothing may not depict, imply, advertise, or advocate illegal, violent, lewd conduct, weapons, the use of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana or other controlled substances.
- Clothing may not depict or imply pornography, nudity, or sexual acts.
- Clothing may not display or imply vulgar, discriminatory, or obscene language or images.
- Clothing may not state, imply, or depict hate speech/imagery targeting groups based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, or any other protected classification.
- Specialized courses may require specialized attire, such as athletic attire or safety gear.
Consequences for not meeting the NP3 dress code:
- We will work with families to ensure students are dressed appropriately for school.
- If students are out of dress code, students will be asked to put on their own alternative clothing, if already available at school, to be dressed to code for the remainder of the day.
- Students will be provided with temporary school clothing to be dressed more to code for the remainder of the day.
- If necessary, students’ parents may be called during the school day to bring alternative clothing for the student to wear for the remainder of the day.
Click here for information https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220AB104