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Policies and Procedures

Accidents/Illness

Accidents and illnesses are to be reported to the office where immediate care can be arranged. Parents will be contacted as soon as possible. Students will be monitored in the office until parents can arrive or will be given a place to rest until they are ready to return to normal school activities.

Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities

In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Davis School District and Fairfield Junior High will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Students, parents or employees needing accommodation should contact their school ADA/504 Coordinator, Dr. Muriel Mann or Rick Miller (801-402-7000), their principal or administrator or you may contact District ADA Coordinator, Steve Baker (801-402-5315), for parent or employee accommodations; or Davis District 504 coordinator, Midori Clough (801-402-5315).

Attendance Policy

Absence- Please notify the office as soon as possible in case of an absence. You can report your child’s absence by calling the attendance line 801-402-7006. Absences must be cleared by a parent within 3 days after returning to school. This can be done by calling the attendance line, in the myDSD app, or in an email to the attendance secretary. Five uncleared absences will result in a citizenship ‘U”.

Prearranged Absence-In the case prearranged and extended absence such as family trips or hospitalization please notify your student’s teachers in advance. This will allow teachers and administrators to support the student in maintaining academic and citizenship standing.

Check-in-Students must check in at the office before going to class if they have arrived late or are returning from an appointment.

Check-out- Students must be checked out in person through the main office and will only be released to the parent/guardian or designated emergency contacts. Photo ID is required to check out a student.

Closed Campus – Fairfield Junior High is a closed campus. Students are to remain on campus during school hours, including lunchtime. Students who leave campus without first being checked out will be marked truant.

Make-up Work – Students are responsible for contacting their teachers after their return to identify a plan to make-up missed work.

Tardiness - Tardiness is disruptive to student learning. Students may be considered tardy if they are not prepared for class and in their seats before the tardy bell. Students who are excessively tardy will receive reduced citizenship grades and will be subject to school discipline. Three tardies in one term in any given class will result in a citizenship N. Four tardies in one term in any given class will result in a citizenship U.

Truancy (Unexcused Absence) - Students are truant if they are not where they are supposed to be during school hours. Citations, unsatisfactory citizenship grades, school suspensions and alternate school placements are all possible consequences of truancy. According to District policy, the following citations and fines will be issued as follows:  

Truancy Citation Schedule: 
First-warning 
Second - $10.00 
Third - $ 15.00 
Fourth - $20.00 
Five or more - $25.00 
 
Other Possible Consequences of Truancy:  
 
  • Administrative “U” citizenship grade for the term.  
  • A “U” citizenship grade in each class missed during truancy.  
  • Students may not make up assignments or tests missed due to truancy.  
  • On-campus detention.  
  • Parent conference required before student returns to school.  
  • Referral to District Student Services in cases of excessive truancy.  
 

Bell Schedule 

Fairfield Junior High operates on an eight-block schedule with periods 1-4 meeting on A days and periods 5-8 meeting on B days. The school calendar will indicate A days and B days. Throughout the year activities such as assemblies may affect the bell schedule. In such an event, teachers and students will be made aware of the changes.  

Backpacks and Bookbags 

Backpacks and bookbags may be used to carry items to school and must then be left in lockers during the school day.  

Bicycles/Scooters/Skateboards 

Bicycles, scooters and skateboards are the sole responsibility of the student. Bikes and scooters need to be placed in the bike rack and securely locked. Skateboards must be stored in lockers during the school day. Students must walk their bikes, scooters and skateboards when on school property and obey traffic laws to ensure the safety of all students. Biking, boarding and skating are not allowed on school grounds. 

Bus Conduct 

To ensure safety, students must demonstrate responsible behavior while riding the school bus. All students being transported are under the authority of the bus driver and should obey driver requests. Students should follow these rules:  

  • Follow all driver instructions immediately. 
  • Remain seated while the bus is in route. 
  • Treat others with courtesy, dignity, and respect.  
  • Communicate quietly and appropriately.  
  • Keep head, hands and objects to yourself and inside the bus.  

Students who violate the bus conduct rules may be suspended from the privilege of riding the bus. A school administrator will contact parents and/or the police in cases where students have engaged in disorderly conduct or behaviors that endanger passengers.  

Eligibility – To determine if a student is eligible for busing access the “Transportation Information” report in the myDSD guardian account. Students will not be allowed to ride the bus if they are not eligible.  

Citizenship 

Graduation requirements in Davis School District include earning satisfactory citizenship grades 
through adherence to the rules and policies of the school. Students shall make-up any “U” or 
“Unsatisfactory” citizenship grades in order to qualify for graduation. Citizenship grade requirements 
apply to students in grades 7 through 12. Teachers and administrators may select from the following citizenship grading options: “H”(Honors), “G” (good), “S” (Satisfactory), "N" (Needs Improvement), and "U" (Unsatisfactory). An Unsatisfactory Citizenship Grade (a "U") can result from an uncorrected series of negative behaviors, attendance problems, tardiness, one serious incident of negative behavior, or a 
combination of these behaviors.  
 
To clear a “U” students must arrange with the citizenship secretary to complete school-approved community service and pay a $5.00 fee. Students interested in appealing a “U” must contact the citizenship secretary prior to mid-term of the following term.  

Civil Rights and Notice of Non-Discrimination 

Davis School District and Fairfield Junior High do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veterans’ status, or any other characteristic protected by law, in its programs and activities, and provides equal access.  
 
Complaints of discrimination should be filed with the individual’s principal or supervisor and/or with the District Compliance Officer according to the provisions of the Davis School District Civil Rights Grievance Procedure, copies of which are available at each school. If the complaint is against the principal or supervisor, the complaint may be filed directly with the District Compliance Officer. Discrimination complaints should be reported as soon as possible, but no later than 90 days after the incident(s) in order to be effectively investigated and resolved.  
 
The individuals who have been designated to monitor and coordinate the District’s compliance with Title IX, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and all other applicable State and Federal civil rights laws, may be reached at the following address and telephone numbers:  
 
Steven Baker, Associate Director Human Resources  
ADA (Employment Issues) Coordinator  
Davis School District  
45 East State Street  
P.O. Box 588  
Farmington, Utah 84025  
tel: (801) 402-5315 
 
Midori Clough, District 504 Coordinator  
ADA (Student Issues) /504 Coordinator  
Davis School District  
45 East State Street  
P.O. Box 588  
Farmington, Utah 84025  
tel: (801) 402-5158 
 
Bernardo Villar, Director of Equity  
Title IX Compliance Coordinator  
Civil Rights/Sexual Harassment  
Davis School District  
45 East State Street  
P.O. Box 588  
Farmington, Utah 84025  
tel: (801) 402-5319 
 
Tim Best, Health Lifestyles Coordinator 
Title IX Compliance Coordinator  
Gender Based Discrimination in Athletic  
Programming  
Davis School District  
45 East State Street  
P.O. Box 588  
Farmington, Utah 84025  
tel: (801) 402-5113 
 
TDD (hearing impaired): (801) 402-5358  
 
Discrimination complaints should be reported as soon as possible, but no later than 90 days after the incident(s) in order to be effectively investigated and resolved. 
 

Class Change Policy 

Class change requests can be made before each semester up until 3 days after class starts. Class schedule change request forms are available in the counseling office and require a parent signature and a $10 fee payment before being considered. Any class change requests after the deadline will be considered and determined by school administration.  

Compulsory Education 

A parent or legal guardian having custody over a school age minor is required under state law to enroll and send a school age minor to a public or established private school during the school year in the district in which the minor resides. The process of education requires continuity of instruction, class participation and study. Frequent absences from classes disrupt the instructional process. Parents/guardians are encouraged to work with the school in promoting regular attendance of all students. 

Deliveries to Students 

A drop off area is available in the office for items that students need for class such as: binders, books, assignments, projects, instruments, and lunch. Please mark items with the student’s first and last name. In order to avoid disrupting class, students will be called to the office during the next break to pick up their items. The office is unable to accept items such as balloons, flowers, stuffed animals, outside food, etc.  

Discipline Procedures  

Create a Positive Environment  
  • Teach Policies and Procedures (school-wide and class)  
  • Explain Possible Consequences (positive and negative)  
  • Review Periodically and as Needed  
 Observe and Identify Behavior  
  • Reward Positive Behavior  
  • Identify possible antecedent and reason for negative behavior.  
  • Address negative behavior with the goal of eliciting positive change.   
 Determine if the behavior is Minor or Major  
Minor Behaviors (Classroom Managed)  
Major Behaviors (Administrator Managed)  
Safety  
Running  
Minor aggression  
Rough play/horseplay  
  
  
  
  
  
  
    
  
  
  
On-Target  
Minor disruption  
Unprepared with materials  
Non-compliance  
Unexcused tardy (up to 3)  
Accountable  
Lying/Cheating  
Forgery  
Theft  
Inappropriate use or possession of an electronic device (device confiscated for parent pick-up)  
Inappropriate items at school  
  
  
Respect  
Inappropriate language (rude or profane)  
Teasing  
Inappropriate use of equipment or property  
Defiance  
Disruption  
Inappropriate display of affection  
Disrespectful (tone, attitude, body language)  
Chronic misbehavior  
Safety  
Safe-school violation  
  
Assault  
Fighting   
Gang activity  
Threats  
Possession/use alcohol or tobacco  
Possession/use of weapons  
Possession of contraband (fireworks, matches, lighters, mace, pepper spray, laser pointers, pornography)   
Criminal activity  
Bullying (repeated aggressive behavior intended to cause harm or distress in a relationship with an imbalance of power).   
On-Target  
Major or repeated disruption  
Unexcused tardy (4 or more)  
Unexcused absence (truancy)  
  
Accountable  
Lying/Cheating  
Forgery  
Theft  
Inappropriate use or possession of an electronic device (beyond 3 infractions)  
Possession of contraband  
Acceptable use agreement infraction  
Willful, flagrant or frequent disobedience  
Respect  
Abusive language (foul, profane, vulgar)   
Harassment (sexual, racial or religious)  
Property damage/vandalism  
Defiance/disrespect of proper authority  
Chronic disruption  
  
  
  

Dress and Grooming 

The dress policy is designed to promote an attitude of pride in self and school and to contribute to a positive school culture. Fairfield has adopted the following expectations for dress and grooming:  
  • Students should maintain themselves in a clean, groomed manner. 
  • Shirts, tops and dresses should cover the torso and should have sleeves. Bare midriffs, visible cleavage and bare backs are not allowed.   
  • Length of skirts, dresses, and shorts should be closer to the knee than the top of the inseam.  
  • Holes, shreds or sheer fabrics should have a covering underneath that meets the minimum coverage areas.  
  • Underclothing such as boxers, briefs, and bra straps should not be visible at any time.  
  • Hard-soled shoes or sandals must be worn at all times.  
  • Hats, hoodies, caps and other head coverings are not allowed unless permitted for religious or medical reasons as approved by school administration.  
  • Clothing may not display obscene, vulgar, lewd, or sexually explicit words, messages, or pictures. Pictures and symbols of gang affiliation, weapons, drugs, and alcohol or tobacco products are not allowed.  
  • Accessories such as spikes or chains which pose a threat to others or which become a nuisance are not allowed.  
  • Clothing, hairstyles, makeup, accessories or piercings that cause disruption or substantial interference with the work of the school may be prohibited.  
  • School officials may permit or require students to wear specialized clothing, such as sports uniforms or safety gear.  
Students who are out of compliance with the dress code will be asked to correct the problem by requesting alternate clothing from home or by wearing school supplied clothing and be required to review the dress code. A detention or in-school suspension may be assigned for repeat offenses.  

Electronic Device Policy 

Any device used for audio, video, or text communication or any other type of computer or computer-like instrument including: a smart phone; a smart or electronic watch; headphones; a tablet; or a virtual reality device whether district owned or privately owned is governed by the following policy: 
  • Electronic devices may not be used during standardized assessments unless specifically allowed by statute, regulation, student IEP, or assessment directions.  
  • The use of electronic devices in bathrooms or locker rooms and while using a hall pass is prohibited.  
  • Students may carry or possess electronic devices at school and at school-sponsored events and activities.  
  • Devices must be turned off and kept out of sight during class and assemblies except when permitted by the teacher for instructional purposes.  
  • Students are expected to follow classroom rules and procedures pertaining to electronic devices.  
  • The use of electronic devices to bully, humiliate, harass, or intimidate school-related individuals, including students, employees, and guests or in violation of local, state or federal laws is prohibited.  
  • Photos, videos or audio recordings of students, employees or guests shall not be posted or shared without their consent.  
  • Students are responsible for the security of personal electronic devices. The school shall not assume responsibility for theft, loss or damage. If devices are borrowed and misused, both parties are responsible for the misuse or policy violations.  
  • Students are required to comply with the Davis School District Technology Resources Acceptable Use Agreement for Secondary Students.  
Violation of this policy may result in the confiscation of personal devices and the loss of access to district-owned devices. When an employee confiscates a device under this policy reasonable measures will be taken to label the device and secure it in the main office. The following process will be followed for confiscated devices:  
1st Offense – Student may pick up the device from the main office at the end of the school day.  
2nd Offense – Parent must pick up the device from the main office.  
3rd Offense – Parent must pick up the device from the main office. Student will serve one day of lunch detention.  
Offenses beyond the third offense and egregious violations may result in the loss of student privileges to carry personal devices in school.  
 
Exceptions to this policy may be made for special circumstances, health-related reasons, current and valid IEP and 504 accommodations and emergencies.  
 

Eligibility 

Participation in inter-scholastic athletics, cheerleading, student government, student clubs, ceremonies and other extra-curricular activities is a privilege. Students who are given such privilege are representatives of the school and are expected to exemplify high standards at all times. Students who are suspended, transferred to an alternative placement, or expelled, may lose the privilege of participation in all extra-curricular activities during the period of discipline and will not be afforded due process procedures to challenge the denial of participation 
Applications and/or tryouts may be required. Be sure to observe application deadlines as well as the citizenship & GPA requirements to be eligible. Students shall maintain standards while participating in school activities, groups, or clubs. Failure to comply shall result in the student being placed on probation. If probation fails, the student will be removed from the activity, group, or club. Ineligible students falling below the FFJH standard may appeal the decision through the standards committee if he/she meets district minimum eligibility requirements for that activity. For further clarification, ask an administrator, coach, or advisor. 
 
School standards for student participation are as follows:  
Athletics 
  • Must hold and maintain a minimum term GPA of 2.0 
  • Students falling below the required GPA will be ineligible to participate in the succeeding grading period. Mid-term progress reports do not apply.  
  • No student shall be eligible to represent the school if they have academically failed more than one subject in the preceding grading period.  
  • Students receiving one “U” or “N” in the preceding grading period will be subject to review by the School Standards Committee.  
  • Students receiving two or more “U’s” in a grading period will be eliminated from extracurricular activities immediately and for the succeeding term.  
  • At the discretion of the school principal and School Standards Committee a student with one or more “U’s” may participate when their credit has been restored.  
Cheerleading 
  • Must hold and maintain a minimum term GPA of 3.0 
  • Students falling below the required GPA will be ineligible to participate in the succeeding grading period. Mid-term progress reports do not apply.  
  • No student shall be eligible to represent the school if they have academically failed more than one subject in the preceding grading period.  
  • Students receiving one “U” or “N” in the preceding grading period will be subject to review by the School Standards Committee.  
  • Students receiving two or more “U’s” in a grading period will be eliminated from extracurricular activities immediately and for the succeeding term.  
  • At the discretion of the school principal and School Standards Committee a student with one or more “U’s” may participate when their credit has been restored.  
Student Government  
  • Must hold and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 
  • Students falling below the required GPA will be ineligible to participate in the succeeding grading period. Mid-term progress reports do not apply.  
  • No student shall be eligible to represent the school if they have academically failed more than one subject in the preceding grading period.  
  • Students receiving one “U” or “N” in the preceding grading period will be subject to review by the School Standards Committee.  
  • Students receiving two or more “U’s” in a  grading period will be eliminated from extracurricular activities immediately and for the succeeding term.  
  • At the discretion of the school principal and School Standards Committee a student with one or more “U’s” may participate when their credit has been restored.  

Equal Educational and Employment Opportunity

It is the policy of the Davis School District and Fairfield Junior High School to provide equal educational and employment opportunity for all individuals. Therefore, the District and Fairfield Junior High School prohibit all discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status in its programs and activities, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other youth groups. This policy extends to all aspects of the district’s and Fairfield Junior High School’s educational programs, as well as to the use of all district facilities, and participation in all District-sponsored activities.  

Extracurricular Activities and Clubs 

FFJH is pleased to sponsor many clubs and extracurricular activities which allow students a chance to expand their educational opportunities beyond the regular classroom experience. Please consult the activity’s advisor concerning requirements. Below is a brief description of the many clubs, groups, and activities available: 
Cheerleading - These leaders help build school spirit by cheering at assemblies, games, as well as providing service to the school and community - open by tryouts to eligible 8th & 9th grade students. 
Competitive Sports and Activities - Tryouts are open to all eligible students in grades 7-9. Varsity and JV teams play other junior highs in the district. Sports include: 
Girls Volleyball: August – October 
Boys Basketball: November – December 
Girls Basketball: January – February 
Boys Wrestling: March - Early April 
Boys & Girls’ Track: Late April – May 
Boys & Girls’ National Academic League – January –February 
 
Geography Bee - Sponsored by the National Geographic Society, the Bee allows students the opportunity to compete in class, school and state contests. Open to all students. 
Hope Squad - The Hope Squad is a peer to peer based model of intervention in the school and community. Students are involved in outreach, education, and accept the mission to reduce youth suicide through peer to peer intervention. Students are nominated by peers and trained by the counselors. Applications are required. 
Intramural Sports - Teams play in a variety of sports and activities. These include volleyball, basketball, badminton, chess, and various contests. Open to any interested students. 
Jazz Band - A group of dedicated performers who wish to expand their musical experiences through jazz performance. Rehearsals are at 7:30 a.m. from March through May. - Open by audition to eligible students in grades 7-9. 
National Academic League (NAL) - Teams of students compete to demonstrate their knowledge of mathematics, science, English, and social studies. Games consist of four quarters, two of which are based on questions answered by individual students. In the second quarter, a group of students from each team race against each other to solve a problem or answer a question. The third quarter assesses the knowledge, logic, and communication skills of students as they make presentations on a topic assigned at the beginning of the game. 
National Junior Honor Society - The purpose is to recognize the highest standard of achievement, academic performance (3.75 GPA or higher), and standards of citizenship. Open to eligible students. 
Peer Support – This is a group of 9th grade students who are interested in serving others and developing leadership skills.  Students serve in area elementary schools and in the community through tutoring, ushering, welcoming new students, and helping 7th graders. Minimum GPA is 2.5 and satisfactory citizenship required.  
Rhapsody in Blue - A group of premier singers who represent Fairfield at various school and community events during and after school hours. Open to eligible 9th graders with audition.  
School Musical - Every spring FFJH produces a rousing Broadway musical, complete with actors, singers, and musical accompaniment. Open to all eligible students with audition. 
Shakespeare Experience - Every fall, FFJH sponsors a mini Shakespeare Experience which highlights student actors, crews, and assistants. The production is presented to the public in the fall. Open to all students in 9th grade theater classes. 
Science Olympiad - The teams compete with other junior highs in the district and state in a series of specialized contests. State Competition is in April. State winners may compete in national finals in May. Open by tryouts to eligible students in grades 7-9. 
Student Government - Officers have the responsibility to plan & lead a variety of activities throughout the school year, including assemblies, dances, and hosting visiting teams and guests. Open to eligible students in grades 8 & 9 with election. 
Yearbook - Selected students will produce the much-anticipated yearbook, which records many memories of FFJH using writing, photography, and computer programs. Open by tryouts to all eligible students in grades 8 & 9. 

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act 

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law designed to protect the privacy of a student’s education records. FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children’s education records. These rights are:  
 
1) Parents have the right to inspect and review all of their student’s education records maintained by the school within 45 days of a request for access.  
2) Parents have the right to request that a school correct records believed to be inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA.  
Parents who wish to ask the school to amend a record should write the principal or appropriate school official, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it should be changed. If the school decides not to amend the record as requested by the parent, the school will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and advise them of their right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment.  
3) Generally, the school must have written permission from the parent before releasing any information from a student’s record. However, the law allows schools to disclose records, without consent, to some parties. Such exceptions include, but are not limited to: school officials with legitimate educational interests; other schools that have requested the records and in which the student seeks or intends to enroll or where the student is already attending; individuals who have obtained court orders or subpoenas; persons who need to know in cases of health and safety emergencies; juvenile justice system; etc.  
 
A school official is defined as a person employed by the District as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel); a person serving as a volunteer; a person serving on the District School Board; a person or company with whom the District has contracted to perform a special task (such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, or therapist). A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. 
 
Student Directory Information  
Directory information, which is information that is generally not considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if released, may be released at the discretion of school officials, without consent, for appropriate reasons such as, school publications, newspaper articles, and to outside education related organizations. In addition, two federal laws require secondary schools to provide military recruiters, upon request, the names, addresses and telephone listings of their students.  
 
The Davis School District has designated the following information as directory information: 1) student’s name, 2) student’s address, 3) student’s telephone number, 4) date of birth, 5) participation in officially recognized activities and sports, 6) weight and height of members of athletic teams, 7) degrees and awards received, 8) photograph, 9) most recent educational institution attended by the student, 10) parent email address. 
 
If you, as a parent, do not want Fairfield Junior High School to disclose directory information from your child’s education records without your prior written consent, you must notify the school in writing annually.  
 
Parents who believe their rights have been violated may contact the school’s administration or file a complaint with: 
 
Family Policy Compliance Office  
U.S. Department of Education  
400 Maryland Avenue, SW  
Washington, D.C. 20202-5920  
(202) 260-3887  
Informal inquires may be sent to FPCO via the following email address: FERPA@ED.Gov 
 
Complaints should be reported as soon as possible, but not later than 180 days from the date you learned of the circumstances of the alleged violation. 

Fees and Fines

Davis School District Junior High Fee Schedule  
Students and parents are responsible to pay all applicable school fees and fines. Persons interested in applying for a Fee Waiver https://www.schools.utah.gov/file/666bfc86-5c65-4d77-bd26-5187ce025c66 should contact the school. Students who owe fines or fees at the end of the school year will not receive their yearbook until arrangements have been made with the administration to clear their fines. Arrangements should be made prior to yearbook day. 
 
The parent/guardian is responsible for all unpaid fees, fines and lost books. Unpaid fees and fines will be turned over to Bonneville Collections after the last day of the school year. Any charges incurred during the collection process (including a 33.3% collection fee) are the sole responsibility of the parent/guardian.  

Emergency Drills and Evacuation 

All individuals in the school must follow emergency drills as follows:  
  • Lockout – Students return or stay inside the building. Business as usual.  
  • Lockdown – Students move away from sight of windows and doors and maintain silence. Building and classroom doors will be locked. Students and teachers will hide, run, fight as determined by the situation.  
  • Evacuate – Students will follow evacuation maps posted in classrooms. If evacuation is required at times other than during class, students will assemble with their homeroom teacher in the area along the west fence of the campus. In case of an off campus evacuation students will go to the following church buildings with their homeroom class: 
555 North Fairfield Road, Kaysville - Rooms 100-152  
370 South Fairfield Road, Kaysville – Rooms 154-202 & Seminary 
  • Shelter – As per instructions.  

Grades

Because each student’s academic progress is extremely important, the school will communicate student progress in the following ways: 
Student Status Reports - Administrators or counselors may initiate progress reports if concerns arise regarding a student’s progress. Parents/guardians may also request progress reports at any time by contacting the Counseling Department. 
Midterm Reports and Report Cards - Midterms, current grades, and term report cards will be available online through your myDSD account. Midterms and report cards will no longer be sent home but will be printed and made available upon request. Each term’s grades will appear on the student’s permanent record. Parents and students should remember that ninth grade credit counts toward high school graduation. Please refer to the school calendar for these and other important dates. It is important to note that midterm notices are not final grades - only indicators of student progress by the middle of the term. Positive change is encouraged! 
If there are concerns about grades, you should contact the teacher(s) immediately.  

Halls

Disruptions - Halls are an extension of the classroom. Behavior in the halls should be safe and appropriate. Running, shoving, pushing, threatening, horseplay, etc. violate the rights of others. Students in the halls during class are expected to have a hall pass or be under the direct supervision of a teacher. 
Closed Halls- All 3 north-end halls and the south hall beyond the cafeteria are closed during lunch so classes will not be disturbed. Students are permitted to be outside on the west field after eating lunch. Students should stay away from the building and portables to avoid disrupting classes. If students wish to enter the Counseling Center during lunch, they must enter through the East Hall doors of the Media Center. 
Hall Passes - Students out of class during class time must carry an official FFJH hall pass issued by the teacher of that class. The hall pass must be filled out in pen providing name, destination, purpose, and times “in” and “out.” Only one student may use a hall pass at a time. Violators may face disciplinary consequences. 

Harassment/Bullying

Students may be suspended, transferred to an alternative placement, expelled, referred for police investigation, and/or prosecuted for engaging in any physical or verbal aggression, extortion, intimidation, initiation, or discrimination of any school employee or student at school or school-related activity, including but not limited to any form of gang-related activity, fighting, bullying, hazing, or sexual, racial, ethnic, religious, or disability-related harassment.  
 
Response to Bullying/Harassment- Do not ignore bullying or harassment to you or others!  
  • STOP. Tell the person you do not want them to harass you or the other person. Clearly tell them to “stop,” and name the behavior. For example, say, “Stop kicking me. That is harassment and I do not want you to do it.”  
  • WALK. Walk away from the person who is bothering you.  
  • TALK. If the harassment or bullying continues, report it to a teacher or an administrator. If the harassment is major, such as sexual or violent, report it immediately to an adult so student safety can be maintained. Those observing another student being bullied or harassed are asked to not tolerate it and report it to a trusted adult at school for assistance. Parents, please help us become aware of any student concerns in order to establish a safe and enjoyable school climate.  
Racial/Ethnic Harassment- “Racial/Ethnic harassment” includes, but is not limited to, racial name-calling, use of racial slurs, taunting, and wearing or displaying racially offensive symbols or messages. 
Inappropriate Conduct of a Sexual Nature and Sexual Harassment- “Sexual harassment” means unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, other physical or verbal conduct or communication of a sexual nature and any other gender-based harassment, whether initiated by students, school employees, or visitors. Examples of sexual harassment include, but are not limited to, the following:  
• Sexual displays of affection  
• Sexually explicit jokes, notes, pictures, “ratings lists,” rumors, and graffiti  
• Catcalls and whistles  
• Unwelcome and offensive touching of clothing  
• Sexually suggestive dancing  
• Sexually suggestive or sexually degrading name-calling  
• Profanity that is sexually suggestive or sexually degrading, implies sexual intentions, or is based on sexual stereotypes or sexual preference  
• Sexual gestures  
• Sexual jokes or skits  
• Unwelcome leering and staring  
• Clothing with sexually obscene or sexually explicit slogans or messages  
• Possession or distribution of pornography (including sexually -explicit Internet sites) of any kind  
• Harassment through phones, texting or e-mail  
No form of sexual harassment by students, school employees, or visitors shall be tolerated. Immediately tell the person that their behavior is unwelcome and to stop. Victims of sexual harassment and persons with knowledge of sexual harassment are required to report the harassment immediately. Any criminal violation will be reported to the proper legal authorities.  
 
No Retaliation. All complainants have the right to be free from retaliation of any kind. Retaliation will result in referral to our School Resource Officer with possible legal consequences. 
 

Homebound/Hospital Services

If a student is going to be homebound or hospitalized for more than ten consecutive school days, the parents should contact the school to apply for Home/Hospital services through the district student services department. A physician’s signature is required in order for the school to authorize Home/Hospital services. 

Honor Roll

A student may achieve the Honor Roll in scholarship and citizenship. The requirements for being placed on the honor rolls are as follows:  
• 4.0 Honor Roll - 4.0 GPA  
• High Honor Roll - 3.75- 3.99 GPA  
• Honor Roll - 3.5 -3.74 GPA  
• Citizenship – Seven “H’s” grades 7-8, Six “H’s” grade 9 

Honors Courses

Students may elect to take an honors course in any core class (language arts, math, science, and social studies). These classes are meant to be more challenging and rigorous than the regular curriculum. Test scores and academic performance help to guide your decision in registering for these classes. We recommend that you consult a counselor before registering for honors courses. Students will also be able to earn an honors designation in any core class by completing specific requirements outlined by each core department. 

Immunizations

The State of Utah has legislated (HB27 and HB9) that no student may attend a public school unless a certificate of immunization is on file at the school. Immunizations must be given by a licensed physician or representative of the County Health Department. Students will not be allowed to attend until immunization requirements have been met. 
Students are exempt from immunization if: 
(a) immunization endangers life or health, 
(b) immunization is opposed by personal belief, or 
(c) such is prohibited by religious affiliation. 
Parents must show documents from the County Health Department, physician, or evidence of membership in a legitimate religious organization that does not allow immunization. 

Late Opening/Cancellation of School

If a severe blizzard, heavy snowstorm, or ice storm occurs during the night, which makes driving hazardous, and such conditions are known by 7:00 a.m., or for any other emergency identified hazardous by the Superintendent either a “Late Opening” or a “No School” announcement will be made over local radio stations, by email and phone call. In the event that it is necessary to start school late, the predetermined starting time for “Late Opening” will be 10:10 a.m. 

Lunchtime Activities

Lunch is a good time to relax with friends. In good weather, students are encouraged to go out on the west field for sunshine, fresh air, and to let out energy. Balls, frisbees and other games are available to check out from the office. Students may also access the gym for basketball on days that intramural sports are not in session. Be safe and remember that activities should be appropriate in time, manner, and place. 

Lockers

Fairfield Junior High provides lockers for holding books, supplies and personal belongings. This is especially important because backpacks are not to be used during the school day. You are responsible for knowing the following rules regarding locker use: 
  • Always keep your locker combination confidential. 
  • Always keep your locker locked, don’t leave it “ready to open.” 
  • If your locker does not close or lock properly, please notify the front office. We do not have “kick open” lockers; kicking your locker will cause damage that you will be responsible for. 
  • Combinations may be changed once during the school year for a fee of $5.00 with administration approval. 
  • The school is not responsible for any loss of valuables and strongly urges students to leave valuable items at home. 
  • Before seeking office or custodial help with a jammed locker, you must first report to class on time and receive permission from the teacher. Lockers usually become jammed because heavy items, jackets, or bags become wedged in the door. You will receive a $1.00 fine if you carelessly jam your locker door and the custodian is required to assist you. (If your locker does jam, try pushing the locker in, then gently pulling the latch out.) 
  • Only two students are permitted to share a locker. Locker partners must be the same grade and gender. 
  • Lockers are School property; personal padlocks are not allowed. 
  • Lockers must be kept in good condition. Use magnets for hanging pictures and white boards, not tape. Broken or bent latches, dents, scratches, broken or missing hooks, vandalism, writing on the locker, kicking or mistreating lockers, or altering lockers to open without combination etc. will result in disciplinary action, which may also include loss of locker privileges and/or fines. Report damage immediately in order to prevent further damage and maintain security. Inspect your locker the first day and report any problems. 
  • Decoration of lockers by outside parties is not allowed.  
  • Occasional announced and unannounced locker checks will be made. You and your locker partner are both responsible for the locker assigned to you. 
Locker Partner Application 
You can choose a locker partner by completing and submitting a Locker Partner Application. Choose a partner of the same gender, and grade. During the summer you should talk with a friend about becoming locker partners. Once you and another student agree to be locker partners, you must each complete and submit an electronic application. A locker will be assigned to partners once both students submit the application with matching requests. Each student can submit only one form so check with a partner before submitting this form. Don’t worry, if you cannot find a partner, there will be other students needing a partner to whom you will be assigned. Changing partners or moving into another person’s locker always requires administrative approval. 

Lost and Found

Lost objects should be turned in to the office. Check with the main office to retrieve lost items.  

Meal Charges in Schools

The purpose of the following procedures is to establish consistent meal charging and collection procedures districtwide. The District’s goals are:  
• To maintain a positive experience for students during meal service.  
• To treat all students with dignity and respect.  
• To establish practices which are age-appropriate.  
• To minimize meal charges and encourage parents to pre-pay for all meals.  
• To promote parents’ responsibility for meal payment and self-responsibility of the student.  
 
Meal Accounts- Payment in advance for meals enables the District to achieve these goals. Personal checks and cash deposits are accepted daily at the schools. For convenience, deposits may also be made by credit/debit card through a parent’s my.DSD account.  
Emergency Meal Service- The Board of Education acknowledges that on occasion, students may forget or lose meal money. In such cases, the student’s statement of need shall be accepted and a meal will be made available. School lunch employees shall not, withhold a meal, provide an alternate meal, pull a student from the line, ask the student to call his parent or friend, stamp the student’s hand, or otherwise call attention to the student who has forgotten or lost meal money. A school lunch employee may remind a student attending a secondary school that his account is in the negative. The cost of the unpaid meal will be charged to the student’s account. 
Evaluate Individual Circumstances- When a student repeatedly comes to school without a meal from home or money to participate in the school meal program, school administrators should consider if circumstances in the home warrant contacting social workers or Child Protective Services. Frequent requests may indicate the family’s need for free- or reduced-price meals. School administrators may work with the family to apply for school meal benefits. All meals eaten before a free- or reduced-price meal application is processed and approved are the responsibility of the parent and must be paid for.  
 
Repayment for Meal Charges and Bad Checks- Federal guidelines prohibit the Food and Nutrition operation from writing off bad debts as a result of charged meals. Every effort will be made to collect for unpaid meals. Unpaid meal charges may result in the following:  
 
  • An automated telephone call to the parent.  
  • An email sent to the parent.  
  • A verbal reminder to student attending a secondary school.  
  • School lunch manager contacting parents by phone or notes in teacher mail boxes.  
  • In case of significant delinquent payments, a letter will be sent home from the Food and Nutrition Department.  
Parents are responsible to pay all of their student’s meal charges. All unpaid charges will be added to the list of any outstanding fees or unpaid fines at the end of the school year. Uncollected meal charges shall be handled the same as other school debt. 
 

Media Center

The Media Center hours are from 7:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. for student and faculty use. During class time, students are admitted with a pass from their teachers for reference work, book check-out and check-in, or other specific class related assignments. 
 
Students must have a valid FFJH identification card and have reviewed and signed the Davis School District Technology Resources Acceptable Use Agreement in order to check out materials or use digital devices.  

Medication

District policy does not prohibit students from carrying their own medication to school in instances where the students’ maturity level is such that they could reasonably be expected to appropriately administer the medication on their own. In such instances, students may carry one day’s dosage of medication on their person. Any misuse of such medication by the student may be subject to disciplinary action under the District’s Student Conduct and Discipline Policy.  

myDSD Account Information

Student information including grades, attendance, paying fees and lunch account balances can be accessed through guardian and student myDSD accounts. Every guardian and student will need an account. Set up or access your account at https://mydsd.davis.k12.ut.us/Account/Login?ReturnUrl=%2f 

Nutrition Services

Breakfast and lunch programs run as outlined by district, state, and federal guidelines. Davis District sets prices, and parents/guardians receive cost notification at the beginning of each school year. Students may pay for lunches daily or they may prepay at any time. There are two lunches at FFJH. Times are listed under the “Bell Schedule” section on the inside back cover of this handbook. Breakfast is also served from 7:40–8:00 each morning school is in session. Students are responsible to arrive on time to class after eating. 
Current prices for students are $2.35 for lunch ($3.30 for adults), $1.50 for breakfast ($1.90 for adults), and $0.40 for milk. Checks are given to the cashiers in the cafeteria and are made payable to “Davis County School Foods.” Refunds will not be made, except for those students who transfer out of the school or who are absent over an extended period due to illness or unavoidable circumstances. Free and reduced-price lunch applications are available on the Davis District - Nutrition Services webpage. 
Student behavior in the cafeteria is regulated by the following school and district rules: 
  • Students must stay in line and not crowd or cut. 
  • Students will not throw food. 
  • Eating from a common plate/utensil or buying food from other students is not permitted. 
  • Clean up trays, food, and garbage. 
  • Lunch (both school and home lunch) may be eaten in the cafeteria only. 
  • No commercial deliveries of food will be allowed. 
  • Students who bring food from home are to eat in the cafeteria. 
  • Misbehaving students may be assigned a seat. 

Parental Rights in Public Education

The Davis School District and FFJH shall *reasonably accommodate a parent’s or guardian’s: 
  • written request to retain a student in kindergarten through grade 8 on grade level based on the student's academic ability or the student's social, emotional, or physical maturity. 
  • written request, prior to scheduled event, to excuse the student from attendance for a family event or a scheduled proactive visit to a health care provider. (Student agrees to make up course work for school days missed for the scheduled absence). 
  • written request to place a student in a specialized class, a specialized program, or an advanced course. (In determining whether placement is reasonable, the district shall consider multiple academic data points). 
  • request to excuse the student from taking an assessment that is federally mandated, is mandated by the state, or requires the use of a state assessment system or software that is provided or paid for by the state. 
  • initial selection of a teacher or request for a change of teacher. 
  • request to visit and observe any class the student attends. 
  • request to meet with a teacher at a mutually agreeable time if unable to attend a regularly scheduled parent teacher conference. 
Each accommodation shall be considered on an individual basis and no student shall be considered to a greater or lesser degree than any other student. 
*Reasonably accommodate for purposes of this section means the district or school shall make its best effort to enable a parent or guardian to exercise a parental right specified here without substantial impact to staff and resources, including employee working conditions, safety and supervision on school premises and for school activities, and the efficient allocation of expenditures; while balancing the parental rights of parents or guardians; the educational needs of other students; the academic and behavioral impact to a classroom; a teacher’s workload; and the assurance of the safe and efficient operation of a school. 
The parental rights specified here do not include all the rights or accommodations available to parents or guardians from the public education system 

Parking Lot Procedures

Loading/Unloading 
  • Loading/Unloading zones are in the main driveway and on the west side of Fairfield Drive. 
  • Please pull forward as you wait to allow other parents to enter the driveway.  
  • Load/unload on the right side of the driveway and pull-through on the left.  
  • If you need to enter the building please park in a marked stall. Do not leave your vehicle in the red zone.  

Personal Belongings

Personal items that are brought to school should not interfere with the educational process. Such items may be confiscated. The school is not responsible for lost or stolen personal property. Rollerblades, scooters and skateboards may not be used on campus. If a student brings these items to school, they must be put in that student’s locker upon arrival. Large amounts of cash and other expensive personal belongings are prime targets for theft. Students shall not bring these or other articles to school that are not used in the educational program. 

Pledge of Allegiance

The Pledge of Allegiance shall be recited by students at the beginning of each school day. The pledge shall be led by a student as assigned by the classroom teacher on a rotating basis. Participation in the Pledge is voluntary and not compulsory. Students will be made aware that: 1) participation in the Pledge is voluntary and not compulsory; 2) it is acceptable for an individual to choose not to participate in the Pledge for religious or other reasons; and 3) students should show respect for individuals who participate and individuals who choose not to participate.

Release Time

Students participating in release time are to be out of the school before the tardy bell rings. Students who remain in the building after the bell must have a hall pass or school note. Students who do not comply will be subject to disciplinary action; repeated infractions will result in an Administrative “U” and possible trespassing citation. Please be sure to be where you are supposed to be. 

Rights Under the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment

The Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) affords parents certain rights regarding the use of surveys or other school activities which may involve the collection or use of protected information these include the right to:  
 
1) Consent before students are required to submit to a survey that concerns one or more of the following protected areas:  
a) Political affiliations or beliefs of the student or student’s parent;  
b) Mental or psychological problems of the student or student’s family;  
c) Sexual behavior, orientation or attitudes;  
d) Illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating, or demeaning behavior;  
e) Critical appraisals of others with whom respondents have close family relationships;  
f) Legally recognized privileged relationships, such as with lawyers, doctors, or ministers;  
g) Religious practices, affiliations, or beliefs of the student or parents; or  
h) Income, other than as required by law to determine program eligibility.  
 
2) Receive notice and an opportunity to opt a student out of activities involving collection, disclosure, or use of personal information obtained from students regarding any of the protected information areas.  
 
3) Inspect, upon request and before administration or use of:  
a) Protected information surveys designed to be administered to students; and  
b) Instructional material used as part of the educational curriculum.  
 
Davis School District has policies in place to protect student privacy as required by both state and Federal law. Fairfield Junior High School will directly notify you of the specific or approximate dates of activities which involve the collection or use of protected information, and provide an opportunity to opt your student out of participating in such activities. 
  
Parents who believe their rights have been violated may contact the school’s administration or file a complaint with: 
 
Family Policy Compliance Office  
U.S. Department of Education  
400 Maryland Avenue, SW  
Washington, D.C. 20202-5920  
(202) 260-3887  
Informal inquires may be sent to FPCO via the following email address: PPRA@ED.Gov

Religious Expression in Public Schools

In compliance with existing federal and state law regarding religion and religious expression in public schools, the District or school may neither advance nor inhibit religion. It is the District’s policy to: 1) allow students and employees to engage in expression of personal religious views or beliefs within the parameters of current law, and 2) maintain the school’s official neutrality regarding sectarian religious issues according to the constitutional principal of separation between church and state. 

Safe and Orderly Schools

It is the policy of the Davis School District and Fairfield Junior High School to promote a safe and orderly school environment for all students and employees. Criminal acts or disruptive behavior of any kind will not be tolerated, and any individual who engages in such activity will be subject to school disciplinary action as determined by school administrators, district disciplinary action as determined by the Department of Student Services Case Management Team, police referral, and/or prosecution. In determining appropriate discipline, school officials will consider the totality of the circumstances, including the severity of the offense, as well as the individual’s age, disability status, intent, academic status, and prior disciplinary record. 
Weapons and Explosives - Automatic One-Year Expulsion - Any student who in a school building, in a school vehicle, on District property, or in conjunction with any school activity, possesses, controls, uses or threatens use of a real weapon, explosive, noxious or flammable material, or actually uses or threatens to use a look-alike or pretend weapon with the intent to intimidate another person or to disrupt normal school activities, shall be expelled from all District schools, programs, and activities for a period of not less than one calendar year; unless the Case Management Team determines on a case-by-case basis, that a lesser penalty would be more appropriate. The terms “weapon,” “explosive,” and “noxious or flammable material” include but are not limited to: guns, starter pistols, cap guns, knives, martial arts accessories, bombs, bullets and ammunition, fireworks, gasoline or other flammable liquids, matches, and lighters.  
Drugs/Controlled Substances - Any student who possesses, controls, uses, sells, or arranges the sale of real, look-alike, or pretend illegal drugs or controlled substances, including alcohol, tobacco in any form, and electronic cigarettes, may be suspended, transferred to an alternative placement, tested for drugs, expelled, referred for police investigation, and/or prosecuted. 
Serious Violations - Students may be suspended, transferred to an alternative placement, expelled, referred for police investigation, and/or prosecuted for committing any of the following school-related serious violations: 1) threatening or causing harm to the school, school property, or persons associated with the school, or property associated with that person, regardless of where the conduct occurs; 2) committing any criminal act, including but not limited to: assault, harassment, hazing, rape, trespass, arson, theft, and vandalism, possession of pornographic material on school property; 3) engaging in any gang activity, including but not limited to: flashing gang signs, displaying or spraying gang graffiti, wearing or displaying gang-related clothing or apparel, or soliciting others for membership in a gang. 
Harassment/Hazing/Bullying - Students may be suspended, transferred to an alternative placement, expelled, referred for police investigation, and/or prosecuted for engaging in any physical or verbal aggression, intimidation, initiation, or discrimination of any school employee or student at school or school-related activity regardless of location or circumstance, including but not limited to bullying, hazing, or sexual, racial, ethnic, religious, or disability-related harassment.  
 
Search and Seizure - School officials have the authority to search a student’s person, personal property, or vehicle while located on school property or at a school sponsored activity, when they have reason to believe that the search will turn up evidence that the student has violated or is violating a particular law or school rule. Students have no right or expectation of privacy in school lockers. School lockers are the sole property of the Davis School District and Fairfield Junior High School. Periodic general inspections of lockers, including the use of drug detecting canines, may be conducted by school authorities for any reason at any time, without notice, without student consent, and without a search warrant. 
 
Extracurricular Activities - Participation in interscholastic athletics, cheerleading, band, student government, student clubs, ceremonies, and other extracurricular activities is not a constitutionally protected civil right. Therefore, students who are suspended, transferred to an alternative placement, or expelled, may lose the privilege of participation in all extracurricular activities during the period of discipline and will not be afforded due process procedures to challenge the denial of participation. 
  
Disruption of School Operations - Students may be suspended, transferred to an alternative placement, expelled, referred for police investigation, and/or prosecuted for any school-related conduct that creates an unreasonable and substantial disruption or risk of disruption of a class, activity, program, or other function of the school, including but not limited to: frequent, flagrant, or willful disobedience, defiance of school authority, criminal activity, fighting, noncompliance with school dress code, possession of contraband (i.e., drug paraphernalia, pornography, mace, pepper spray, laser pen, chains, needles, razor blades, bats and clubs); or the use of foul, profane, vulgar, harassing, or abusive language.  
 
Due Process - When a student is suspected of violating Fairfield Junior High School or District policy, the school administrator must meet with and inform him/her of the allegations and provide the student the opportunity to give his/her version of the incident. If the school administrator determines sufficient evidence exists to impose discipline, the school administrator shall notify the parent or guardian that 1) the student has been suspended; 2) the grounds for the suspension; 3) the period of time for which the student is suspended; and 4) the time and place for the parent or guardian to meet with a designated school official to review the suspension.  
 
Authority to Suspend or Expel - The school administrator has the authority to suspend a student for up to ten school days per incident. If the school administrator desires or contemplates suspending for longer than ten school days or expelling a student, the school administrator shall make a referral to the District’s Case Management Team. 

Sportsmanship

Fairfield Junior High School has high expectations for exemplary student behavior at all activities. The following rules will help us maintain a high standard of behavior at athletic events: 
 
1. All spectators will remain in the stands before and after events. 
2. Spectators are prohibited from having noisemakers of any kind such as whistles, cowbells, horns, etc.  
3. Megaphones and signs are also prohibited at athletic events. 
4. Booing or contesting calls made by referees is not considered to be good sportsmanship and will not be allowed . 
5. Students and community need to sit in the correct designated and marked areas. 
6. Cheer FOR the Falcons, not against our opponents.  

Telephones

Office and classroom phones are available for student use in cases of sickness or emergency. Student illness/emergency is expected to be handled through the office rather than the use of student phones.  

Vending

Vending machines are available in the cafeteria for use during lunch or after school, but not during or between classes. Students who use the vending machines do so at their own risk. The school cannot take responsibility for money lost in vending machines. Students striking, shaking, kicking, moving the machines, or inserting anything other than appropriate coins will receive discipline actions and fines for any damage. Loitering or asking others for money could result in panhandling charges. Individual students may lose machine privileges if they violate machine rules. All food and drink should be consumed in the cafeteria or outside. Change is not available in the main office or from lunchroom cashiers.  

Visitors and Volunteers

Visitors and volunteers are to check in at the main office to receive a visitor pass on arrival. Photo ID will be required for those entering the school.