JOHN PAUL II HIGH SCHOOL - John Paul II HS

johnpauliihs.org

JOHN PAUL II HIGH SCHOOL - John Paul II HS

5.01 ACTIVITIES CALENDER 235.02 ANNOUNCEMENTS 235.03 ATHENAEUM 235.04 SCHOOL STORE 235.05 DRIVING AND PARKING 235.06 FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES 245.07 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 245.08 LOCKERS 245.09 LOST AND FOUND 245.10 MESSAGES 245.11 DELIVERIES 245.12 POSTERS / FLYERS / SIGNS 245.13 TECHNOLOGY HELP DESK 255.14 USE OF FACILITIES / GROUNDS 256 ATTENDANCE 266.01 SCHOOL DAY 266.02 STUDENT ABSENCE NOTIFICATION 266.03 EXCUSED ABSENCES 266.04 ILLNESS EXCEEDING THREE DAYS 266.05 UNEXCUSED ABSENCES 266.06 STUDENT APPOINTMENTS DURING THE SCHOOL DAY 276.07 OTHER ABSENCES 276.08 90% RULE 276.09 VERIFICATION OF ENROLLMENT AND ATTENDANCE (VOE) FORMS 276.10 MAKE-UP HOURS 276.11 COLLEGE VISITS 286.12 TARDIES 287 DRESS CODE 297.01 GENERAL GUIDELINES 297.02 DRESS AT SCHOOL SPONSORED EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES 317.03 DRESS CODE FOR SCHOOL DANCES 317.04 DRESS CODE FOR SUMMER PROGRAM 328 ATHLETICS 338.01 ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT PHILOSOPHY 338.02 PARTICIPATION EXPECTATIONS 338.03 EXTRACURRICULAR ELIGIBILITY 349 STUDENT ACTIVITIES AND CLUBS 379.01 INTRODUCTION 379.02 ELIGIBILITY FOR PARTICIPATION IN STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS 379.03 STUDENT FUNDRAISING / SPENDING INITIATIVES 379.04 TRYOUTS / ELECTIONS 3710 MEDICAL CONCERNS / HEALTH SERVICES 3810.01 ILLNESS WHILE AT SCHOOL 3810.02 RETURNING TO SCHOOL AFTER AN ILLNESS 3810.03 RETURNING TO SCHOOL WITH A FLU-LIKE ILLNESS 3810.04 STUDENT REQUIRING MEDICATION AT SCHOOL 3810.05 IMMUNIZATIONS 3810.06 EMERGENCY FORMS 3810.07 PHYSICALS 3811 SAFETY PROTOCOLS AND PROCEDURES 3911.01 ONTRODUCTION 3911.02 EMERGENCY 3911.03 EMERGENCY/EVACUATION.LOCKDOWN/FIRE/TORNADO DRILLS 3911.04 FIRE EXTINGUISHERS AND EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT 3911.05 INTERQUEST DETECTION CANINES 3911.06 SECURITY 3911.07 VISITORS 4011.08 PHOTOGRAPH / VIDEO POLICY 4011.09 PHYSICAL / SEXUAL ABUSE REPORTING 4012 GENERAL BEHAVIORAL GUIDELINES 4112.01 GENERAL BEHAVIORAL GUIDELINES 4112.02 OFF CAMPUS BEHAVIORAL EXPECTATIONS 44John Paul II High School Student Handbook 2012-2013 4


12.03 DEFINITIONS OF SANCTIONS FOR BEHAVIORAL CODE VIOLATIONS 4412.04 DISCIPLINARY EXIT POLICY 4513 TECHNOLOGY ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY 4613.01 INTRODUCTION 4613.02 ACCESS 4613.03 JPIIHS POLICY 4613.04 JPIIHS SOFTWARE 4613.05 PERSONAL SOFTWARE 4613.06 PERSONAL COMPUTERS 4613.07 MONITORED USE 4613.08 INTERLLECTUAL PROPERTY 4713.09 COMMERCIAL USE 4713.10 NETWORK OVERLOAD 4713.11 EMAIL 4713.12 NETWORK ETTIQUETTE 4713.13 TECHNOLOGY USER GUIDELINES 4713.14 SECURITY 4813.15 COPYRIGHT 4813.16 VANDALISM 4813.17 DAMAGE TO JPIIHS OWNED LAPTOPS AND COMPUTER EQUIPMENT 4913.18 FORGERY 4913.19 STUDENT DATA 4913.20 WEB PAGES 4913.21 CONSENT 4913.22 CONSEQUENCES 4913.23 LIABILITY DISCLAIMER 4914 ACADEMIC HONOR CODE 5014.01 STATEMENT OF PHILOSOPHY 5014.02 STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES 5014.03 FACULTY RESPONSIBILITIES 5014.04 STATEMENTS OF THE ACADEMIC HONOR CODE 5114.05 TYPES OF VIOLATIONS AND THEIR DEFINITIONS 5114.06 COLLABORATIVE LEARNING 5114.07 OTHER FORMS OF DISHONESTY 5214.08 PROCEDURES FOR SUSPECTED VIOLATIONS OF THE ACADEMIC HONOR CODE 5214.09 HEARING PROCEDURES 5314.10 LEVELS OF DISCIPLINARY ACTION 5414.11 SCHOOL SERVICE PROJECT 5414.12 ALTERNATIVE ASSIGNMENT 5414.13 REDEMPTIONS 5414.14 TRUTH MEMBERSHIP 5514.15 ROLE OF TRUTH 5514.16 EXAMPLES OF ACADEMIC DISHONESTY 55John Paul II High School Student Handbook 2012-2013 5


CHAPTER 1 - JOHN PAUL II HIGH SCHOOLSECTION 1.01INTRODUCTIONJohn Paul II High School (JPIIHS) is a coeducational Catholic college preparatory school located at Coit Road and Plano Parkway.The school community is a diverse body of learners and educators that strives for excellence, values individuality, fosters a passionfor learning, promotes the balanced development of faith, mind, and body, assists students who hear Christ’s call to religious orteaching vocations, encourages community service, and instills a respect for others.SECTION 1.02VISION STATEMENTWe will make a difference in the world by walking in the footsteps of Pope John Paul II.SECTION 1.03MISSION STATEMENTOur Mission is to develop leaders who are critical thinkers and effective communicators, committed to service and rooted in faith.SECTION 1.04STUDENT CREEDLearn, Think, Decide, Communicate, to become a productive and responsible citizen, dedicated to selfless service to God andcommunity.SECTION 1.05SCHOOL PRAYERMay I live in the world as one who always seeks to serve. May I live as one who knows the love of God. Lord, teach me how to liveand how to serve. With my ears may I hear, with my eyes may I see. With my lips may I speak. May your Word be heard throughme. Thus as I live each day may love sustain the will to serve. Amen. (Author Unknown)SECTION 1.06SCHOOL MOTTO“Seek to Serve”SECTION 1.07FIGHT SONGCheer cheer for the red and blue. We’ll sing out loud for our John Paul II. Cardinal pride will push us through;shout for the Cardinals, loyal and true! We’ll never stagger, we’ll never fall. We seek to serve and honor JohnPaul. Fight! Fight! Fight! With all our might. On Cardinals to Victory!SECTION 1.08ALMA MATERA school of hope, a place of peace, O’ John Paul II, your strength we seek. We seek to serve our Lord andKing; in John Paul II loyalty we bring. In red and blue we stand with you; our Cardinal pride will shine through.John Paul II High School Student Handbook 2012-2013 6


CHAPTER 2 - CONTACT INFORMATIONDuring the school year, the Reception Desk phone is answered from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. After hours, the school’smain number (972-867-0005) accesses a computerized system that offers certain information. If you know the extension you may dial thatnumber directly. All email addresses are to be followed by: @johnpauliihs.org (as in johndoe@johnpauliihs.org).ADMINISTRATIONNAME DEPARTMENT ORGANIZATIONS CODE ROOM EXT EMAIL ADDRESSPoore, Thomas W. President BUS 5107 thomaswpooreMcPheeters, Brian Vice President of Finance and Administration BUS 5112 brianmcpheetersGaffney, Richard Dean of Administrative Services / Ath. Director ACAD 5113 richgaffneyJustesen, Todd Dean of Student Services / Plant Operations ACAD 5106 toddjustesenMininger, Steve Dean of Educational Operations ACAD 5118 steveminingerArguello, Andre Director of Food Services BUS 5158 andrearguelloFleming, Jackie Ex. Director of Advancement and Communications BUS 5111 jackieflemmingGaffney, David Director of Transportation Football HC FR 5162 davidgaffneyGharis, Bob Director of Facilities Operations BUS 5206 bobgharisNickel, Paula Director of Guidance and Counseling SR 5119 paulanickelSchewee, Joey Director for Admissions / Financial Aid Tennis HC ADM 5147 joeyscheweeSzeljack, Peggy Director of Ministries / Theology DC 1424 5154 peggyszeljackWise, Roger Director of Technology TECH 5109 rogerwiseNolen, Jan Assistant Director Advancement / Events BUS 5170 jannolenThurston, Kris Assistant Director of Technology TECH 5121 kristhurstonMeeks-Hewes, Doreen Controller BUS 5108 doreenhewesCrawford, Mark Assistant to the President BUS 5103 markecrawfordGaffney, Brian Coordinator for Instructional Technology Baseball HC TECH 5161 briangaffneyHayes, Lance Coord. for Facilities Leasing / Student Activities Baseball AC JR 5187 lancehayesHennig, Cheryl Coordinator for Health Services 5140 cherylhennigInman, Meredith Coordinator for Advancement / Marketing BUS 5105 meredithinmanKimball, Karen Coordinator Research and Special Projects BUS 5174 karenkimballNoonan, Kelly Coordinator for Admissions / Alumni Cheerleading HC ADM 5176 kellynoonanGonzalez, Nicki Coordinator for Christian Service Volleyball HC CSO / FR 5146 nickigonzalezRoché, Dcn. Tom Coordinator for Human Resources BUS 5123 tomrocheFACULTY / STAFFORGANIZATIONS CODE ROOM EXT EMAIL ADDRESSAnders, Elizabeth Theology I Freshmen Class Sponsor 1125 5207 elizabethandersAnderson, Jacob US History Boys Basketball HC / PT 2122 5151 jacobandersonArthur, Pamela Algebra II / Calculus 2421 5169 pamelaarthurArthur, Ricky Athletic Department Girls Soccer AC - - -Bailey, Kirk Physics Robotics Club 2410 5139 kirkbaileyBearden, Chris Algebra I / Algebra II / Statistics Cross Country / Track and Field HC/AC 2414 5168 chrisbeardenBelloni, Lizette Accounts Receivable Specialist / HR Benefits BUS 5116 lizettebelloniBerger, Linda Media Specialist ATH 5149 lindabergerJohn Paul II High School Student Handbook 2012-2013 7


Berryman, Sharon Counselor Freshmen/Sophomore A-K SO sharonberrymanBorland, Jane Biology / Chemistry . Environmental Systems 2112 5191 janeborlandBriley, Rita Art 1418 5127 ritabrileyBrowning, Michael Marching Band / Symphony / Music Appreciation DC 1201 5128 michaelbrowningBurk, James Strength & Conditioning Football - Defensive Coordinator FR 5163 jamesburkCivello, Cathy English III 2416 5171 cathycivelloCleveland, Michele Accounts Payable Specialist BUS 5120 micheleclevelandCoelen, George Counselor Juniors / Seniors L-Z SO 5129 georgecoelenCollins, Diane Administrative Assistant for Database BUS 5190 dianecollinsCowgill, Jennifer English IV 2425 5186 jennifercowgillDenman, Cheryl Administrative Assistant to the President BUS 5122 cheryldenmanDewees, Vern Chemistry/Physics DC 2412 5131 verndeweesDewitt, Jamie Strength and Conditioning Boys Soccer HC - 5209 jamiedewittDiaz, Laura Choral Director / Keyboard 1408 5143 lauradiazDinh, Emily Theology I / Theology II 1126 5208 emilydinhDowns, Melissa Pre-Calculus / Algebra II Academic Decathalon 2115 5156 melissadownsDruffner, Shana Assistant Orchestra Director PT 1201 - -Dubowski, Debbie Attendance ACAD 5114 debbiedubowskiEldridge, Bill English I / English II Poetry Club DC 1117 5189 williameldridgeGallimore, Shawn Athletic Department Softball Coach HC/PT - - shawngallimoreGatzlaff, Caryl English III PT 2420 5136 carylgatzlaffGoode, Elizabeth Counselor – Juniors/Seniors A-K SO elizabethgoodeHaley, John Help Desk TECH 5150 johnhaleyHarbert, Doug Athletic Department Football PT/AC - - -Hart, Joan Assistant Athletic Trainer PT - - -Hawley, Lauren Chemistry Academic Decathalon 2110 5179 laurenhawleyHinojosa, Patsy Registrar SR 5144 patsyhinojosaHopkins, Dcn. Jack Theology II Campus Minister 2116 5126 jackhopkinsHopkins, Julie Admin. Assistant to the Deans and Ath. Director ACAD 5192 juliehopkinsHudec, Laura Latin Junior Classical League/Freshmen Class Sponsor DC 1124 5182 laurahudecIngram, Lenty Athletic Department Baseball PT/AC - - -Jameson, Eugenia Government/Sociology PALS/Senior Class /Student Council 2424 5142 eugeniajamesonJonte, Jane Anatomy & Physiology/ Biology 2407 5197 janejonteJordan, Austin Percussion PT - - -Keck, Natalie Counselor Freshmen/Sophomore L-Z 12H 5137 nataliekeckKnobbe, Andrew Theology III 1126 5181Kyle, John Athletic Department Golf PT/HC - - -Macias, Angela Journalism / Newspaper / Yearbook / English I 2310 5184 angelamaciasMartin, Mike PE - Individual / Team Sports Girls Basketball HC 2227 5132 mikemartinMcKenzie, Katelyn Spanish I Tennis AC 1123 5175 katelynmckenzieMorris, Lynann General Cashier BUS 5117 lynannmorrisMorse, Jeremy World History Girls Soccer HC 2124 5210 jeremymorseJohn Paul II High School Student Handbook 2012-2013 8


Nelson, Soriya Spanish TRUTH Committee DC 2415 5145 soriyanelsonParfrey, Bryan Athletic Trainer 1106 5160 bryanparfreyPenninger, Bree Biology 2108 5125 breepenningerPhilp, Paul World History / World Cultures 2123 5102 paulphilpReagan, Brad Athletic Department Softball Coach PT/AC - - bradreaganRestani, Rosey Algebra I 2120 5177 roseyrestaniRiley, Beth Theology III / Theology IV ProLife Club 2423 5180 bethrileySchleusner, Sue Health / Off Campus PE DC 2121 5183 sueschleusnerSchram, John Computer Science 2313 5141 johnschramSchram, Leon Computer Science Social Club DC 2312 5148 leonschramShea, Gracelyn Media Specialist Book Club DC ATH 5149 gracelynsheaShelby, Jeff English I Girls Basketball AC 1121 5134 jeffshelbySteed, Jeff Art 1407 5164 jeffsteedStern, Susan French / Reading Apps French National Honor Society 1127 5185 susansternSynold, Jack Strength and Conditioning Football AC FR 5194 jacksynoldThele, Kent Algebra II / Geometry / Calculus Sophomore Class Sponsor 2116 5118 kenttheleTuck, Terry Theatre Arts 1327 5152 terrytuckWade, Bob World Cultures Sophomore Class Sponsor 2126 5155 robertwadeWaldon, Jerry Economics / US History Swim / Golf HC/AC 2426 5173 jerrywaldonWalls, Threcia Spanish 1430 5165 threciawallsWatson, Linda Geometry Sophomore Class Sponsor DC 2118 5172 lindawatsonWeinbrenner, Patricia Comm Apps / Speech Debate / Oral Interp 1118 5159 patriciaweinbrennerWesterfield, Lauren Admin. Asst. Admissions and Financial Aide - - ADM 5195 laurenwesterfieldWood, Benjamin Anatomy & Physiology/Environmental Science PT 2108 5130 benjaminwoodWoodring, Bethany Dance I-IV Drill Team HC 1202 5153 bethanywoodringFR – Freshmen House / SO – Sophomore House / JR – Junior House / SR – Senior HouseAC – Assistant Coach / DC – Department Chair / HC – Head Coach / PT – Part TimeACAD – Academic Office / ADM – Admissions Office / ATH – Athenaeum / BUS – Business Office / TECH – Technology OfficeJohn Paul II High School Student Handbook 2012-2013 9


CHAPTER 3 - ACADEMICS AND INSTRUCTIONSECTION 3.01INTRODUCTIONAcademic policies and procedures are covered in the JPIIHS Academic Handbook. Parents and students are strongly encouraged to review theJPIIHS Academic Handbook in order to fully understand the academic standards and expectations at JPIIHS. The following sections brieflyaddress some of the more general academic issues.SECTION 3.02ACADEMIC CALENDARJPIIHS utilizes a semester academic calendar. Each semester is approximately 18 weeks long with two grading periods of nine weeks each. Progressreports are available online at the three and six week mark of each nine-week grading period. Students will have eight courses a semester and can earnup to eight credits a year towards graduation. Students may earn more total credits than 32 through O and X hour classes and some transferred 8 thgrade classes, which have been granted high school credit.John Paul II High School Student Handbook 2012-2013 10


SECTION 3.09ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT RECORDS AND PERMANENT RECORDSA student’s Academic Achievement Record (transcript) will be sent to any designated college. A parent or student may request access to astudent’s official records by submitting the request in writing to the Registrar or by requesting it on Naviance. Copies will be available 24 hoursfrom the time of request.SECTION 3.10PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCESIf at any time during the school year, the need arises, parents may make a personal appointment with the teacher by calling the school at (972)867-0005 or by contacting the teacher by email. Parents will have the opportunity to meet teachers in the fall semester to discuss their child’sprogress. The fall Parent-Teacher Conference appointments are set at 15 minute intervals. Additionally, the Guidance and CounselingDepartment may set up a staffing (a meeting with the counselor and all of the student’s current teachers) to ensure the continued success of thestudent.SECTION 3.11GRADUATION REQUIREMENTSa) JPIIHS requires 30 credits, as listed in the JPIIHS Core Requirements. All units for graduation must be taken in grades 9 through 12.b) Beyond fulfilling graduation requirements, students will have the opportunity to take up to 32 credits. This includes two credits ofstructured electives and four credits of additional electives. Two electives must come from core subjects such as mathematics, science,social studies, Language Arts, foreign language, computer science, economics, and theology. Additional electives may come from anycourses offered at JPIIHS.c) Some electives will require teacher, coach or sponsor’s permission, tryouts, and may require students to meet outside of the regularschool day.d) Students receiving credit for Algebra I in 8 th grade must complete a total of 4 credits in math in high school. Students receiving creditfor one year of a foreign language in the 8 th grade must complete a total of two credits of foreign language in high school. Graduates ofJPIIHS are awarded the same type of diploma. The Academic Achievement Record (transcript), rather than the diploma, denotesindividual accomplishments, achievements, and courses completed. A student may not receive credit for a course more than one time.Students completing the required course of study for graduation at the end of the first term may receive evidence of completion of therequirements at that time. All students shall complete a minimum of 30 credits in grades 9 through 12 to receive a high school diploma.All courses used to meet graduation requirements shall be selected from school’s list of approved courses, grades 9 through 12. Studentstransferring from a public or non-Catholic private high school will only be expected to complete Theology courses from the time theyenter JPIIHS. Students transferring into the school as 11 th graders will be required to take two years of a foreign language if they have notalready started one. The counselors and director of admissions may require students to take summer school during the summer prior toarrival to make up any other missing requirements on transferring students. Students must meet the required number of Christian Servicehours each quarter to be eligible for extracurricular activities. If a senior does not complete 40 hours he/she will not be able toparticipate in the graduation ceremony.e) All financial balances must be paid and clear with the business office prior to being allowed to take final exams, or being eligible forexemption from final exams. In addition, any student with an outstanding financial balance will not be cleared to participate in thegraduation ceremony.Failure to meet any one of these requirements will result in not participating in the graduation ceremony.John Paul II High School Student Handbook 2012-2013 12


GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS (Beginning with the Graduates of 2011 through 2013 and beyond)CORE REQUIREMENTSSUBJECT CREDITS SPECIFICSEnglish Language Arts 4 English I, English II, English III, English IVMathematics 4Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and one additional selection; students who receive math credit for 8 th grade mustearn four math credits in high school.Sciences 4 Biology, Chemistry, Physics and one additional selectionSocial Studies and Economics 4Foreign Languages 2Theology 4 Theology I, Theology II, Theology III; Theology IVComputer Science 1 Students must take Computer Science.Physical Education (PE) 1.5Health 0.5Fine Arts 1Speech 0.5Electives 3.5Christian ServiceHours vary byyearWorld Cultures and Geography, World History, United States History, and one semester each of U.S. Governmentand Macro-EconomicsTwo years of the same foreign language; students who receive foreign language credit in 8 th grade must earn twocredits in high school.OTHER REQUIREMENTSIn addition to traditional PE classes, athletics, cheerleading, dance, drill team and the fall semester of marchingband qualify as PE credit.In addition to traditional fine arts classes, courses in Academic Decathlon, and Dance may fulfill the required twosemesters of Fine Arts.In addition to Communications Applications, 1.0 credit of Debate, Theatre Production, and Academic Decathlonmay fulfill the speech requirement.Students will take additional electives from any department or course offering in the guide. Selections can be forpersonal interest or in preparation for college.Each year students will have required hours to complete as part of promotion to the next grade; completion ofhours will be part of the theology grade. (Freshmen = 10 hours, Sophomores = 20 hours, Juniors= 30 hours, andSeniors = 40 hours).TOTAL CREDITS 30 Credits Required to Earn a Graduation Diploma from John Paul II High SchoolGRADUATION REQUIREMENTS (Beginning with the Graduates of 2014 and beyond)CORE REQUIREMENTSSUBJECT CREDITS SPECIFICSEnglish Language Arts 4 English I, English II, English III, English IVMathematics 4Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and one additional selection; students who receive math credit for 8 th grade mustearn four math credits in high school.Sciences 4 Biology, Chemistry, Physics and one additional selectionSocial Studies and Economics 4World Cultures and Geography, World History, United States History, and one semester each of U.S. Governmentand Macro-EconomicsForeign Languages 2Two years of the same foreign language; students who receive foreign language credit in 8 th grade must earn twocredits in high school.Theology 4 Theology I, Theology II, Theology III; Theology IVComputer Science 1 Students must take Computer Science.OTHER REQUIREMENTSPhysical Education (PE) 1.5In addition to traditional PE classes, athletics, cheerleading, dance, drill team and the fall semester of marchingband qualify as PE credit.Health 0.5Fine Arts 1In addition to traditional fine arts classes, courses in Academic Decathlon, and Dance may fulfill the required twosemesters of Fine Arts.Speech 0.5 Students must take Communication ApplicationsElectives 3.5Christian ServiceHours vary byyearStudents will take additional electives from any department or course offering in the guide. Selections can be forpersonal interest or in preparation for college.Each year students will have required hours to complete as part of promotion to the next grade; completion ofhours will be part of the theology grade. (Freshmen = 10 hours, Sophomores = 20 hours, Juniors= 30 hours, andSeniors = 40 hours).TOTAL CREDITS 30 Credits Required to Earn a Graduation Diploma from John Paul II High SchoolJohn Paul II High School Student Handbook 2012-2013 13


SECTION 3.12PROCEDURE FOR CHANGING STUDENT COURSE SELECTIONSOnly those changes considered imperative by a student’s teacher and/or counselor may be made. Changes may only take place after the appropriateprocess has been followed as outlined below.a) Changes may only take place when a student finds him/herself in a clearly unsuitable level or course.b) If a change in course/level is determined to be appropriate, the student must complete a Request for Course/Level Change form availablein the College Counseling and Guidance Office. This form ensures that appropriate conversations have taken place regarding theproposed change. This form must be signed by the student’s guidance counselor and classroom teacher.c) Should an appeal be necessary, the Director of Guidance and Counseling will review the request.d) Enrolling in a course after the first two weeks may be done only in unusual circumstances and only with the approval of the Director ofGuidance and Counseling.SECTION 3.13aEXTRACURRICULAR ELIGIBILITYThe coach, director or club sponsor will be responsible for verifying student eligibility for extracurricular activities. To be eligible forparticipation, students must meet the predetermined criteria for each grading period, including academic and citizenship grades and ChristianService hours. A grading period is nine weeks. Eligibility will be determined by the grades posted for that specific grading period. Studentsparticipating in athletics or extracurricular programs governed by the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) must meetthe eligibility requirements for students in good standing: (a) enrollment in at least eight academic periods each semester; and (b) failing (agrade below 70) no more than one course during each nine week grading period.A student may regain eligibility by passing all classes at the time of the three week progress report. Eligibility lost through failure begins at3:45 PM seven days from the end of the school day when the nine weeks ends. Eligibility regained through the progress report cards begins at3:45 PM the Friday after the grading period ends. The Dean of Administrative Services / Athletic Director is the arbitrator of eligibilityquestions. A student who is absent on the day of an extracurricular event in which he/she is scheduled to participate, will not be allowed to doso. Doctor’s appointments and school authorized activities do not constitute an absence from school. However, a student is considered “absent”if he/she is not in class by 10:00 AM of the day or if a student misses two classes due to a doctor’s appointment. Any exception to the abovestated policies concerning absences and the subsequent extracurricular participation must be arranged through the Dean of AdministrativeServices / Athletic Director.SECTION 3.13bELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTSa) ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS: Students with more than one failing grade are ineligible until the next progress report or grading period.Late work cannot be accepted to regain eligibility unless the lateness was due to an excused absence. A student with more than oneincomplete grade is also ineligible until the incomplete is addressed and a passing grade is earned. A student regains eligibility forfailing grades by passing all current classes the third week after the previous failing grades were made official. Teachers cannot changea failing grade to a passing one unless there was a computational error. They may however change an incomplete grade.b) CHRISTIAN SERVICE: In order to keep students on track, Christian Service will be scheduled as an “O” Hour class. Each nine weekgrading period and each semester, students will be required to complete a percentage of their overall hours. Christian Service classeswill not have a formal class time. The grade will not count towards Grade Point Averages nor earn a credit, but the class will earn agrade and will be considered a part of no pass, no play guidelines for extracurriculars. Failure to complete required hours each nineweeks means that a student is ineligible to compete in extracurricular activities even if he or she has passed all classes or is otherwiseeligible under TAPPS rules. Additionally, failure to complete hours each year will be grounds for asking a student to exit JPIIHS.(i)Freshmen must complete 5 hours a semester. The first and the third nine weeks grading periods, students will complete 2 hours;the second and forth grading periods, students will complete 3 hours each.(ii) Sophomores must complete 10 hours a semester. Each nine weeks a student must complete 5 hours of service.John Paul II High School Student Handbook 2012-2013 14


SECTION 3.13b CONTINUEDELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS(iii) Juniors must complete 15 hours of service each semester. The first and third nine-weeks students must complete 8 hours; thesecond and forth nine-weeks students must complete 7 hours.(iv) Seniors must complete 20 hours of service the first semester and 20 the second semester. Each nine week grading periodseniors must complete 10 hours of Christian Service.c) CITIZENSHIP REQUIREMENTS A citizenship grade of “U” functions the same as a failing grade for eligibility purposes and excludes astudent from making the honor role. A “U” makes a student ineligible for the rest of the semester.d) ELIGIBILITY It is incumbent upon the extracurricular coach/sponsor to check eligibility and to know which rules govern their respectiveactivity. There are no waivable courses. A student must be passing all courses at the time of the next progress report to regaineligibility. A student may also not have more than one “I” (incomplete) grade or “F” (failure – grade below 70) to be eligible. Acombination of a failing grade and an incomplete grade will result in student ineligibility.e) ORGANIZATIONAL REQUIREMENTS The academic, Christian Service and citizenship requirements for extracurricular activities asdelineated above are the prescribed minimum. Other conditions are established by the TAPPS and some extracurricular activities aregoverned by other association rules (i.e. National Spanish Honor Society, National French Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, USACDECAssociation, National; Forensic League, etc.). However, JPIIHS eligibility rules supersede all association guidelines as it relates toeligibility and participation. Sponsors/coaches are responsible for knowing their rules and will be held accountable for any violationsor problems by their students. In some cases, it is appropriate for organizations to adopt higher academic standards than thosedefined herein, (i.e. National Honor Society, etc.) Moreover, there may be instances when administration, coaches, or sponsors mustsuspend students from participation due to failure to practice or violation of other team/organizational rules. Such suspensions andthe rules on which they are based must have approval of the Deans/Athletic Director.2012-2013 Extracurricular Eligibility DatesDescriptionDate1st Quarter ends 10/12/12Lose eligibility at 3:45pm 10/19/12Progress report # 3 11/2/12Regain eligibility at 3:45pm 11/9/12Progress Report # 4 11/30/12Regain eligibility at 3:45pm 12/7/122nd Quarter ends 12/20/12Christmas Break all eligibleLose eligibility at 3:45pm 1/11/13Progress Report # 5 1/25/13Regain eligibility at 3:45pm 2/1/13Progress Report # 6 2/15/13Regain eligibility at 3:45pm 2/22/133rd Quarter ends 3/8/13Spring Break all eligibleLose eligibility at 3:45pm 3/22/13Progress Report # 7 4/5/13Regain eligibility at 3:45pm 4/12/13Progress Report # 8 4/26/13Regain eligibility at 3:45pm 5/3/134th Quarter ends 5/31/13John Paul II High School Student Handbook 2012-2013 15


SECTION 3.14EXTRACURRICULAR AND CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES\“Extracurricular” is defined as a program, which has any public performance associated with competition, fund raising aspect, or where moneyis collected for attendance. Any competition, exercise, or practice is considered extracurricular. An academic course which does any of theseactivities becomes extracurricular for purposes of eligibility. “Co-curricular” is any activity, which is educational in nature and relates to thecurriculum and scope and sequence of the course. Field trips in such classes are considered co-curricular. A public performance which does notinvolve competition or fundraising is considered co-curricular. Students who are participating in an extracurricular or co-curricular activityapproved by the Dean of Educational Operations or Dean of Administrative Services/Athletic Director and under the direction of a professionalstaff member shall not be counted absent from school.SECTION 3.1590% RULEIn accordance with the JPIIHS Academic Handbook, a student needs to be in attendance a minimum of 90% of the days the class is offered toreceive credit. On the block schedule, this means that each semester a student can only miss four days of a class before falling below the 90%Attendance Rule. This includes excused and unexcused absences. Field trips, college visits, co-curricular and extracurricular activities do notimpact the 90% Attendance Rule. Students who fall below the 90% Attendance Rule in any particular class, will be required to make up 90minutes per class. The Attendance Committee will review the student’s attendance record and issue a form indicating the amount of time to becompleted. The student may make up the time in detention, Saturday School or tutorials, with the respective teacher, before or after school.This time must be actual time spent before or after school and cannot be served at home or elsewhere. After the time has been completed, thestudent should turn the form in to the Academic Administration Attendance Office. Upon review, a decision will be made as to whether or notcredit will be restored in the class. If a student has been assigned a Saturday School for disciplinary reasons that time may not be applied totheir Make-Up Hours.If a student has more than two classes that they are not in compliance with the 90% attendance policy a meeting will be required by the Dean ofStudent Services and Plant Operations with the student and their parent to outline a corrective action plan.SECTION 3.16SUSPENSION FROM EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIESA student whose recorded nine-week grade average in two courses are lower than 70 at the end of a grading period shall be suspended fromcompetition or performance sponsored or sanctioned by the school, TAPPS, or the appropriate governing body. A suspension continues for atleast three weeks until the next progress report period and is not removed until the student is passing all subjects. A student suspended fromcompetition or performance may practice or rehearse with other students. This suspension shall become effective seven calendar days after thelast day of the nine-week period during which the grades lower than 70 were earned. Students who are ineligible for extracurricular activitiesmay be eligible for co-curricular activities.SECTION 3.17SUSPENSION FOR CITIZENSHIP REASONSThe Dean of Administrative Services and sponsor/coach shall suspend from participation in extracurricular competition or performance anystudent who:a) is placed in in-school suspension setting for disciplinary reasons for the length of the placement plus the next calendar school day.b) is suspended from school for three days or less for the length of the suspension plus the next calendar school day.c) to regain eligibility, the student must also comply with all other eligibility requirements.The Dean of Administrative Services and sponsor/coach shall suspend any student from participation in extracurricular competition orperformance who has received two “N’s” in citizenship for any one nine week grading period. The term of suspension continues for at least nineweeks and is not removed during the school year until the student meets the citizenship requirement. The Dean of Administrative Services andsponsor/coach shall suspend from competition or performance in extracurricular activities for the remainder of the current semester any studentwho:a) receives a “U” in citizenship in any class during a nine week period.b) receives more than two N’s in citizenship during any nine week period.c) exceeds the number of allowable absences for extracurricular activities as provided in the 90% Rule.d) is suspended from school two or more times during the current semester.John Paul II High School Student Handbook 2012-2013 16


SECTION 3.18ONLINE GRADE / ASSIGNMENT ACCESSParents and students have 24 hour access to student grades class assignments and course related information assignments via the JP2-Net webportal. Access to grades is available through our website (www.johnpauliihs.org) by clicking on the JP2-Net link and signing on using a uniquescreen name and password.SECTION 3.19LATE AND INCOMPLETE WORKEvery student is expected to complete all assignments on time. If an event arises and the student is not able to do so, they may be allowed topetition an individual teacher for an extension until a specified date (to be determined by the teacher). JPIIHS teaches students to plan theirtime realistically; therefore under most circumstances extensions may only be granted when the request is made at least one day prior to the duedate. Teachers will give copies of their policy to students on the first day of class. Should a student fail to turn in an assignment when it is due,the work is graded according to its merits and a full letter grade is deducted for each calendar day or part of a day that it is late. Because of thevolume and frequency of assignments, departments may modify this policy with the approval of the Dean of Educational Operations.SECTION 3.20INCOMPLETE GRADESTeachers may assign an incomplete (I) grade for a nine week grading period under the following conditions:If the student misses a major test in the last week of a grading period and was unable to make up missed work.If a student has had extensive absences and needs more time to make up missed work. The teacher must receive permission from the Dean ofEducational Operations to give an incomplete grade. If no permission is given, calculate the missing work as a zero.Incomplete grades will be cleared three weeks from the date of issuance of the report card or the missing grades will become failures.Incomplete grades are considered F’s for eligibility purposes. Students receiving two or more incomplete or failing grades, or a combination ofthe two are ineligible for extracurricular activities until the incomplete is vacated or until the student receives a passing grade on the nextprogress report. No incompletes (I) may be given for semester grades. An incomplete (I) may not be given for a semester grade unless there isan extreme circumstance. No incompletes (I) may be given for seventh semester seniors.SECTION 3.21HOMEWORK EXPECTATIONSHomework assignments should average 45 to 60 minutes in preparation for each class meeting for grades 11 and 12; and 35 to 45 minutes inpreparation for each class meeting for grades 9 and 10. Assignments in honors and AP courses have greater expectations. JPIIHS assumes thatstudents who enroll in these courses will be able to complete these assignments within the normal homework time. Department heads are responsiblefor ensuring that members of their departments provide assignments that can be reasonably completed within these time guidelines. Teachers areurged to give students a copy of their assignments two or three weeks in advance whenever possible. Advance notice is particularly important for longpapers, projects or major tests. Homework is an extension of learning experiences outside of the classroom. Homework may or may not beassigned daily, but may be necessary as part of a demanding curriculum. Guidelines for homework shall be established by each individualteacher. Homework assignments may vary from day to day. The amount of time which students would be expected to spend in out-of-classstudy is dependent upon the following factors: age and grade level of students, the nature of the subject or class, and the ability of the students.Teachers shall make assignments available to students via JP2-Net. According to JPIIHS, the definition of homework is as follows:(a) Homework should provide more time on task for the following purposes:i. Practice of knowledge skills that have been presented in class.ii. Preparation assignments that help students benefit from subsequent lessons.iii. Extensions that require students to use a skill or concept in a new situation.iv. Creative assignments such as special projects.v. Activities that should require students to integrate many skills and concepts.(b) Homework assignments should meet the following criteria:i. Related to meaningful learning outcomes.ii. Within the ability range of the average grade level student in the class.Many Pre-AP and AP classes require daily homework and will often assign both summer and holiday work. CP classes however, should notassign homework over the Christmas Break without permission from the Dean of Educational Operations. Summer readings and work alsoneeds to be approved by the Dean of Educational Operations, Coordinator of Curriculum Development and the Department Chairperson.John Paul II High School Student Handbook 2012-2013 17


SECTION 3.22TUTORINGTeachers are available for extra help Monday through Thursday in the morning or afternoon depending on the teacher’s schedule. All teacherswill hold at least two tutorials per week totaling 90 minutes. All teachers should schedule at least one morning and one after-school tutorial.Tutorial times should be displayed for students to see on JP2-Net. Students experiencing difficulty in a subject area should contact the teacherand arrange for extra help. Tutoring times are posted on JP2-Net and outside the classroom.SECTION 3.23aCALCULATING GRADE POINT AVERAGESNumeric Value Grade Equivalent Advanced Placement Pre-AP College Preparatory97-100 A+ 5 4.5 493-96 A 4.75 4.275 3.890-92 A- 4.5 4.05 3.687-89 B+ 4.25 3.825 3.483-86 B 4 3.6 3.280-82 B- 3.75 3.375 377-79 C+ 3.5 3.15 2.873-76 C 3.25 2.925 2.671-72 C- 3 2.7 2.470 C-- 2.5 2.25 20 F 0 0 0NO GRADENO GRADE POINTS AWARDEDINCOMPLETENO GRADE POINTS AWARDEDa) Cumulative grade point averages are determined by adding up the above grade points of credit earning classes from all semesters anddividing by the total number of classes.b) Any student who completes AP or Pre-AP courses will receive weighted grade points. Students enrolled in AP classes are expected totake the May AP exam(s). Academic Decathlon will earn AP grade points; Octathlon classes will earn Pre-AP grade points.c) Physical Education classes and classes which count towards PE credit (Athletics, Drill Team, Cheerleading, Marching Band) andChristian Service do not receive grade points. Summer school classes do not earn Standard grade points unless taken at JPIIHS.Courses transferred from another school earn Pre-AP or AP grade points if the transcript from the school indicates that the courseswere Pre-AP or AP.SECTION 3.23bHONOR ROLLSStudents receiving all As on their quarterly report cards will be recognized as Presidential Scholars. Students receiving a mix of As and Bs ontheir quarterly report cards will be recognized as Cardinal Scholars.SECTION 3.24CLASS RANKBeginning with the 2010-2011 academic year, JPIIHS will no longer have class rank for students. JPIIHS will meet the requirements of House Bill588 and rank the top 10% of each graduating class.SECTION 3.25FINAL EXAM POLICYUnder normal circumstances, all students in academic courses must take a final exam. All students including seniors who take the MayAdvanced Placement exams may earn the right to exempt their Spring Semester final exams if they meet certain criteria. Exempt students do nothave to come to school for the testing period.John Paul II High School Student Handbook 2012-2013 18


SECTION 3.25 CONTINUEDFINAL EXAM POLICYGeneral conditions for exemption include:a) With the exception of AP students, only seniors who meet the conditions below may be exempt from final exams.b) College Prep (CP) students with an 88 or higher average for both the 3 rd and 4 th nine weeks. (4 th Quarter grade must be an 88 or aboveand can be averaged with the 3 rd Quarter grade for a total of 88 or above)c) Pre-AP students with an 85 or higher average for both the 3 rd and 4 th nine weeks. (4 th Quarter grade must be an 85 or above and can beaveraged with the 3 rd Quarter grade for a total of 85 or above)The following criteria govern exempting AP students’ final exams:a) The decision of whether to have a final assessment in an AP class belongs to the teacher of the course.b) All students who took the Advanced Placement exam in their respective subject and meets the instructor’s criteria may be exempt fromtheir final exam.c) Students who do not take the official May AP exam cannot be exempt from their final exam and must take the final exam which assessesthe content in the same format as the College Board’s May exam.The following statements apply to all CP, Pre-AP, and AP class exemptions:a) Students may not have more than four (4) excused absences or any unexcused absences for the spring semester in the class to beexempt.b) Three (3) tardies in the same class is equal to one (1) unexcused absence.c) Students may not have been suspended during the spring semester.d) Students may not have been adjudicated as violating the Academic Honor Code during their senior year to be exempt.Athletic programs and academic competitions courses such as Debate, Mock Trial, and Academic Decathlon may exempt students in the falland spring semesters from a summative assessment. At the discretion of the Dean of Educational Operations, students may be exempt fromfinal exams for medical reasons or extraordinary circumstances. In such circumstances, the President/designee will notify the counselors, whowill notify the teachers.SECTION 3.26ACADEMIC EXIT POLICYJPIIHS holds an Exit Conference for students failing to meet the standards of the school community in academics and/or behavior. Separation fromthe school may happen at any time during the school year and is at the discretion of the Dean of Educational Operations. If the decision is madefor academic and/or disciplinary probation and/or exiting the school, the parents, student and Dean will meet, review the situation and theconsequences and the school will provide written documentation of the consequences. The school requires that the parents and student sign andreturn the documentation to the school in order that the documentation be kept in the student’s file. At the end of each semester, faculty membersand/or counselors review students with regard to their academic performance and effort and make recommendations to the Dean of EducationalOperations regarding the enrollment status of each student. Failure of three or more of the eight courses may result in probation and/or exit fromthe school. Students placed on Academic Probation will continue at the school and all efforts will be made by the parents, teachers and counselorsto assist the student to fulfill his/her potential. Constructive measures to remedy deficiencies will be recommended. If the school is not the bestacademic match for the student, the student’s re-enrollment will be denied. If re-enrollment has been issued before a student has demonstrated thathe/she is not able to meet the expectations of JPIIHS, the school reserves the right to withdraw the offer and deny re-enrollment.John Paul II High School Student Handbook 2012-2013 19


CHAPTER 4 - SPIRITUAL LIFESECTION 4.01INTRODUCTIONAt JPIIHS, our primary goal is assisting students to hear the call of Jesus Christ and help develop the necessary skills to respond. Through thecombined efforts of our Theology Department, Campus Ministry and Christian Service program, students begin to understand the importance ofintegrating faith into all aspects of their daily life.SECTION 4.02CAMPUS MINISTRYThe Campus Ministry office aims to provide a variety of opportunities and special programs geared specifically toward spiritual growth anddevelopment, as well as to serve as a ministerial presence within our community. The school strives to support the spiritual formation of allmembers of the JPIIHS community in a manner that is both inviting and respectful of each person’s faith tradition and personal experience. CampusMinistry programs are open to persons of all faiths and denominations. The Campus Minister is also responsible for coordinating opportunities forcommunal celebration of the Eucharist, the sacrament of Reconciliation and annual class retreats.a) SACRAMENTAL LIFE: In order to build up the memory of Christ, the Eucharist and other liturgies are celebrated throughout the year. Aliturgy committee is primarily charged with the planning of each liturgy. Students are encouraged to contact the Campus Minister if theyare interested in assisting at the liturgical services. The sacrament of Reconciliation is offered throughout the year during scheduledReconciliation services. The sacrament of Confirmation is administered through the student’s parish.b) RETREATS: The purpose of the retreat program is to provide an extended period of time on students’ spirituality. All students are required toattend their class retreat. Retreats are structured to meet the particular developmental and spiritual needs of the grade level.a) The freshmen and sophomore retreats are held in the fall and focus on the developing and understanding of self-identity in theJPIIHS community. Activities help them examine their relationships with themselves, others and God. Students examine thevarious sources of strength from which they can draw as they deal with changes and growth in their lives.b) The junior retreat assists the students with deepening their personal relationship with God and their call to serve the Kingdomof God.c) The senior retreat directs students toward the development of an adult faith life.2012 – 2013 RETREAT SCHEDULEFRESHMEN 09/20/12SOPHOMORE 10/25/12JUNIOR 03/21/13SENIOR 02/28/13NOTE: Annual Retreats are part of the JPIIHS Theology Program and as such are a requirement and are not optional. If another Class Retreatis not available, the student will be required to attend a Saturday School to make up the retreat.SECTION 4.03STUDENTS FROM OTHER FAITH TRADITIONSJPIIHS is a Roman Catholic High School in the Diocese of Dallas. The school welcomes students from all faith traditions to our schoolcommunity. We strive to maintain an environment where students are not pressured to amend their beliefs, and feel free to share their opinionsand experiences. Students, regardless of their religious affiliation, are expected to attend and participate as appropriate in all required liturgicaland paraliturgical services and maintain a respectful decorum.SECTION 4.04CHRISTIAN SERVICEAt JPIIHS, students are introduced to Christ’s imperative to serve the needy and the marginalized. We teach this mission and the theology thatsupports it in the classroom, and through action. Accordingly, we require students in each grade level to participate in our Christian Serviceprogram. Supervised by the Christian Service Coordinator, the program complements their academic experience by assisting students to developJohn Paul II High School Student Handbook 2012-2013 20


an orientation towards Christian service. Each year students volunteer at such service sites as nursing homes, hospitals, soup kitchens, half-wayhouses, and schools in an effort to reflectively live out what all are commanded to do as Christians.a) CHRISTIAN SERVICE: At JPIIHS, students will complete Christian Service hours each year. Freshmen will complete 10 hours;sophomores will complete 20 hours; juniors will complete 30 hours; and seniors will complete 40 hours. The Christian Service staffwill arrange and coordinate numerous opportunities for students to complete hours. But it will be the students’ responsibility to selectopportunities, complete the hours, and turn in the required paperwork verifying completion. Service opportunities must be approvedby the Coordinator of Christian Service prior to a student earning the hours. The staff will verify completion and record the students’hours in our Electronic Grade book, where parents and students can monitor progress.b) GRADES FOR CHRISTIAN SERVICE: In order to keep students on track, Christian Service will be scheduled as an “O” Hour class. Eachnine week grading period and each semester, students will be required to complete a percentage of their overall hours. ChristianService classes will not have a formal class time. The grade will not count towards Grade Point Averages nor earn a credit, but theclass will earn a grade and will be considered a part of no pass, no play guidelines for extracurriculars. Failure to complete requiredhours each nine weeks means that a student is ineligible to compete in extracurricular activities even if he or she has passed allclasses or is otherwise eligible under Texas Assocation of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) rules. Additionally, failure tocomplete hours each year will be grounds for asking a student to exit JPIIHS.i. Freshmen must complete five hours a semester. The first and the third nine weeks grading periods, students will complete 2hours; the second and forth grading periods, students will complete 3 hours each.ii. Sophomores must complete ten hours a semester. Each nine weeks a student must complete five hours of service.iii. Juniors must complete fifteen hours of service each semester. The first and third nine-weeks students must complete eight hours;the second and forth nine-weeks students must complete seven hours.iv. Seniors must complete twenty hours of service the first semester and twenty the second semester. Each nine week grading periodseniors must complete ten hours of Christian Service.c) REQUIREMENTS Students must meet the required number of Christian Service hours (totaling 100 hours in four years) each quarter tobe eligible for extracurricular activities. If a senior does not complete 40 hours he/she will not be able to participate in the graduationceremony. Underclassmen who do not complete their hours will be placed on Academic Probation for the following school year.FRESHMEN SOPHOMORES JUNIORS SENIORSQUARTER 1: 2 hours QUARTER 1: 5 hours QUARTER 1: 7 hours QUARTER 1: 10 hoursQUARTER 2: 3 hours QUARTER 2: 5 hours QUARTER 2: 8 hours QUARTER 2: 10 hoursQUARTER 3: 2 hours QUARTER 3: 5 hours QUARTER 3: 7 hours QUARTER 3: 10 hoursQUARTER 4: 3 hours QUARTER 4: 5 hours QUARTER 4: 8 hours QUARTER 4: 10 hours10 hours 20 hours 30 hours 40 hoursSECTION 4.05ROSARYThe Rosary is prayed Wednesdays and Fridays at 8:15am in the chapel. All students are welcome and encouraged to attend.SECTION 4.06ALL SCHOOL MASSAll School Mass is celebrated at least once a month and begins at 10:00am in the large competition gym. All students are required to attendand participate in the Mass. Blazers are always required for Mass.2012-2013 ALL SCHOOL MASSES08/15/12 1/28/1309/14/12 2/13/1310/19/12 3/6/1311/1/12 4/5/1312/7/12 5/1/13John Paul II High School Student Handbook 2012-2013 21


CHAPTER 5 - STUDENT SERVICESSECTION 5.01ACTIVITIES CALENDARA calendar of scheduled school events, activities, meetings, competitions and Dining Hall menu is available online at the school website(www.johnpauliihs.org).SECTION 5.02ANNOUNCEMENTSAll notices of club meetings, athletic and social events, general information for the day and specific instructions are announced during eachschool day. If you are responsible for submitting an announcement, you must have the announcement approved by the coach or sponsor andsubmitted to the administration for approval before 10:00 AM the day it needs to be announced. Announcements are also posted on CardinalVision, the outdoor marquee and the Student and Parent Blogs.SECTION 5.03ATHENAEUMa) Athenaeum hours are from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM on all school days.b) Food, drink, music players and ear phones (unless required for instructional purposes as dictated by the teacher) are not permitted in theAthenaeum. This guideline applies to the classroom setting as well.c) Students are welcome in the Athenaeum and strongly encouraged to use it often. For safety and security no one without an official pass will beadmitted to the Athenaeum during school hours.d) A respectful, quiet atmosphere, conducive to study and concentration should be maintained at all times.e) Proficiency in library skills is promoted; however, students should ask a Media Specialist for assistance if needed.f)In order to develop responsibility, students should be aware of material due dates and return materials on time. Students must presenttheir JPIIHS student ID to check out any material. The cost of replacement materials will be charged if items are lost.SECTION 5.04SCHOOL STORESchool supplies, uniforms and spirit wear are available in the bookstore. The bookstore is open on school days from 8:00-11:00am and 2:00-4:30pm and may be reached at 469.229.5166.SECTION 5.05DRIVING AND PARKINGa) Students driving to school must display a JPIIHS parking sticker on the lower left-hand corner of the rear window of their vehicle. Thereis no charge for parking at JPIIHS.b) Driving to, and parking on, our campus is a privilege. Students are expected to: Obey all local/state rules and regulations regarding operation of a motor vehicle/parking. Observe the posted speed limit on campus, which is 10 mph. Demonstrate consideration and courtesy for our neighborhood at all times. Refrain from playing loud music and littering. Do not text or use your cell phone while driving your vehicle on campus.c) Students must park only in their designated area and not in faculty or visitor parking areas.d) Loitering in and around cars is forbidden at all times. Any student in the parking lot during school hours without having expressedpermission will be considered truant, and will result in disciplinary consequences.e) Failure to observe any of the rules outlined in may result in one or more of the following:(1) Warning(2) Fine - $10.00(3) Fine - $20.00(4) Loss of parking privileges(5) Towing, or “booting” of their vehicle and a $30.00 finef)In certain circumstances, students have the option of driving their personal vehicles to JPIIHS off-campus activities, provided their parentshave given the necessary approvals through a signed Transportation Waiver. In this case, students are not permitted to transportother John Paul II High School students, unless siblings are involved in the same activity. JPIIHS will also provide schooltransportation to these activities for those students who do not drive personal vehicles. Students who do not drive personal vehiclesJohn Paul II High School Student Handbook 2012-2013 22


will not be required to provide their own transportation.SECTION 5.06FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIESTuition and fees do not cover the entire cost of educating a student. In order to offset these costs through means other than tuition, variousfundraising activities may arise throughout the year. All members of the JPIIHS school community are encouraged to participate, contributetime and whatever resources are available to these events. All student fundraising events must be approved by the Coordinator of StudentActivities prior to any event publicity. Participating in JPIIHS fundraising activities does not count for Christian Service hours.SECTION 5.07INFORMATION TECHNOLOGYJPIIHS strongly believes that appropriate use of technology is an integral part of education. JPIIHS is a wireless campus, providing our studentswith a vast collection of resources and learning opportunities throughout the school. The use of the Internet is a privilege, and with thisprivilege comes responsibility. JPIIHS holds students responsible for any unacceptable use of the network. Specific guidelines andresponsibilities for use of the network and computer equipment are outlined in the Acceptable Use Policy Agreement. Students and parentsmust sign and return this agreement before the student is allowed to access to the network. Violations of this policy have serious ramifications.Students are advised to read the agreement carefully and abide by its use guidelines. In order to aid in the facilitation of a technology enrichedcampus, Help Desk services will be provided according to the Help Desk Standard Operating Procedures available on the JPIIHS website.SECTION 5.08LOCKERSLockers/locks are the property of JPIIHS and are on loan to the students as “co-tenants” during the academic year. Lockers/locks must be lockedat all times. Books and personal belongings should not be left unattended around campus. Each student is assigned a locker and is required touse a school-issued lock. Students may visit their lockers before and after school and during the time between class periods only. Lockers aresubject to search by the Dean and other appropriate school personnel. Loss of the school-issued lock will result in a $15.00 replacement fee.Students assigned a locker has exclusive use but not proprietary rights versus the school.SECTION 5.09LOST AND FOUNDWe encourage students to refrain from bringing or wearing valuable items. Although the school is not responsible for the loss of personalproperty or books, any property left unattended and found by students should be turned in to the Reception Desk. After a reasonable amountof time, items left in the Lost and Found will be donated to charity at the conclusion of each semester.SECTION 5.10MESSAGESOnly messages regarding a family emergency will be delivered to students during the school day. Other messages will be given to students atthe conclusion of the school day. The school will not accept delivery to students of flowers, personal gifts, etc.SECTION 5.11DELIVERIESItems dropped off for students during the school day will be stored at the Reception Desk and may be picked up by students between classes.An email will be sent by the receptionist to the student to let them know the item has been dropped off and is ready for pick up.SECTION 5.12POSTERS / FLYERS/ SIGNSPosters, flyers or signs advertising school sponsored events or activities and special notices are posted on designated bulletin boardsthroughout the facility. These items must be approved and stamped by the Dean of Student Services and Plant Operations/designee before theycan be posted. Any items posted without approval will be discarded. Posters, flyers and signs for non-JPIIHS events will not be posted ordisplayed on the campus.SECTION 5.13TECHNOLOGY HELP DESKThe Help Desk is open daily from 8:15 AM to 8:45 AM, 3:45 PM to 4:15 PM, during advisory periods and by appointment. Students must checkJohn Paul II High School Student Handbook 2012-2013 23


with their advisory teacher before visiting the help desk during advisory periods.SECTION 5.14USE OF FACILITIES/GROUNDSStudent use of school grounds and facilities is limited to those times during which there is adequate supervision available by members of theschool staff. In general the campus opens at 7:30 AM and closes at 5:00 PM. The school cannot be responsible for students who are droppedoff early or picked up later. Parents are advised not to place their student in an at-risk situation outside these times.John Paul II High School Student Handbook 2012-2013 24


CHAPTER 6 - ATTENDANCESECTION 6.01SCHOOL DAYThe school day begins at 8:45 AM and concludes at 3:45 PM (except on scheduled early release days). Students participating in extra classesduring the O and X hours should consult the schedule for times. Students are expected to be in their classrooms when the bell rings. Studentsare also expected to be in attendance during all scheduled class days. Students entering or exiting the building at any time between 8:45 AMand 3:45 PM must sign in/sign out in the Attendance Office. The school does not concede the right to the parent to modify the school calendarfor their convenience.SECTION 6.02STUDENT ABSENCE NOTIFICATIONTo report an absence or a late arrival, a parent/guardian should call or email the Academic Administration Attendance Office prior to 8:45 AM,or as early as possible in the morning. The number is 469-229-5114. The email address is debbiedubowski@johnpauliihs.org. A telephone callor email is required by the parent/guardian every day of the absence. If the absence has not been reported, the parent/guardian will becontacted via a phone call or email.SECTION 6.03EXCUSED ABSENCESWhen a student misses school because of illness, death in the family, medical appointment, court mandated appearance and/or extenuatingcircumstances as approved by the Dean of Student Services and Plant Operations, the absence may be excused upon receipt of aparent/guardian note. Upon returning to school, and before going into any hallways, classrooms or commons areas, a student is required tophysically hand the note to the JPIIHS staff member in the Attendance Office. If the absence has exceeded three days, a physician’s note isrequired as well. A student arriving without a note is given 24 hours in which to submit one. After those 24 hours have passed, the absence canno longer be excused and is considered unexcused. This note must include: student’s name date(s) of the absence(s) reason for the absence parent/guardian name phone number where parent/guardian can be reached parent/guardian signatureSECTION 6.04ABSENCES AFFECTING EXTRACURRICULAR ELIGIBILITYA student who is absent on the day of an extracurricular event in which he/she is scheduled to participate, will not be allowed to do so. Doctor’sappointments and school authorized activities do not constitute an absence from school. However, a student is considered “absent” if he/she isnot in class by 10:00 AM of the day or if a student misses two classes due to a doctor’s appointment. Any exception to the above stated policiesconcerning absences and the subsequent extracurricular participation must be arranged through the Dean of Administrative Services / AthleticDirector for athletic teams and the Dean of Student Services and Plant Operations for academic organizations.SECTION 6.05ILLNESS EXCEEDING THREE DAYSIf the illness exceeds three days, a physician’s note is required.John Paul II High School Student Handbook 2012-2013 25


SECTION 6.06UNEXCUSED ABSENCESA student is considered unexcused when he/she: Arrives more than 20 minutes late for any class without a note Has three tardies in the same class Leaves the building or classroom without permission Is Truant, which is the intentional, unauthorized absence from any class(es)An unexcused absence will result in disciplinary action, as defined in: Section 12.03, DEFINITIONS OF SANCTIONS FOR BEHAVIORAL CODEVIOLATIONS.SECTION 6.07STUDENT APPOINTMENTS DURING THE SCHOOL DAYEvery effort should be made to schedule appointments before or after school. When this is not possible, the student must submit aparent/guardian note to the Attendance Office before 8:45 AM the morning of the appointment. At that time the student will be issued a yellowpass authorizing the teacher to release the student from class. The pass is returned to the Attendance Office when the student signs out andleaves the building. The parent/guardian note must contain: request to dismiss student reason for the early dismissal desired time of dismissal whether or not student will be driving self phone number where parent/guardian can be reached, if necessary. date of the appointment parent/guardian signatureIf a note was not sent with the student in the morning, the parent must come to the Attendance Office, show a valid driver’s license, and write anote containing the above-mentioned information. Upon returning to school, and before going into any hallways, classrooms or commons areas,the student must bring an appointment verification note, or physician’s note, to the Attendance Office. Once this has been done, the absencewill be excused. The student is required to bring back the doctor’s note after the appointment or the next day.SECTION 6.08OTHER ABSENCESFamily trips or sporting events that cause the student to miss class must be approved, at least two weeks in advance, by either the Dean ofStudent Services and Plant Operations. The procedure is to send a letter or email to the Attendance Office, with copies to the Dean and thestudent’s teachers, stating the reason for the absence and the days that the student will not be in school. The Dean will review the request andrespond quickly with a decision. If approved, the absences count against the 90% rule and the student is required to ask teachers for workassignments in advance and complete them if necessary. Make-Up Hours may be required.SECTION 6.0990% RULEIn accordance with the JPIIHS Academic Handbook, a student needs to be in attendance a minimum of 90% of the days the class is offered toreceive credit. On the block schedule, this means that each semester a student can only miss four days of a class before falling below the 90%Attendance Rule. This includes excused and unexcused absences. Field trips, college visits, co-curricular and extracurricular activities do notimpact the 90% Attendance Rule. Students who fall below the 90% Attendance Rule in any particular class, will be required to make up 90minutes per class. The Attendance Committee will review the student’s attendance record and issue a form indicating the amount of time to becompleted. The student may make up the time in detention, Saturday School or tutorials, with the respective teacher, before or after school.This time must be actual time spent before or after school and cannot be served at home or elsewhere. After the time has been completed, thestudent should turn the form in to the Academic Administration Attendance Office. Upon review, a decision will be made as to whether or notcredit will be restored in the class. If a student has been assigned a Saturday School for disciplinary reasons, that time may not be applied totheir Make-Up Hours.John Paul II High School Student Handbook 2012-2013 26


If a student has more than two classes that they are not in compliance with the 90% attendance policy a meeting will be required by the Dean ofStudent Services and Plant Operations with the student and their parent to outline a corrective action plan.SECTION 6.10VERIFICATION OF ENROLLMENT AND ATTENDANCE (VOE) FORMSThis form is issued by the Attendance Office to students in compliance with the 90% Attendance Rule. A VOE is required by the TexasDepartment of Safety (DPS) for students applying for an instruction permit and/or a license to operate a motor vehicle.SECTION 6.11MAKE-UP HOURSStudents who fall below the 90% Attendance Rule in any particular class, will be required to make up 90 minutes per class. The AttendanceCommittee will review the student’s attendance record and issue a form indicating the amount of time to be completed. The student may makeup the time in detention, Saturday School or tutorials, with the respective teacher, before or after school. This time must be actual time spentbefore or after school and cannot be served at home or elsewhere. After the time has been completed, the student should turn the form in tothe Academic Administration Attendance Office. Upon review, a decision will be made as to whether or not credit will be restored in the class.If a student has been assigned a Saturday School for disciplinary reasons, that time may not be applied to their Make-Up Hours.SECTION 6.12COLLEGE VISITSJPIIHS students are strongly encouraged to visit the colleges and universities that they are considering. It is the policy of JPIIHS to permit juniorsand seniors two college visit days per academic year (two days in 11 th grade and two days in 12 th grade). The conditions of this policy are: an appointment must be made with the college/university Admissions Office the visit must have prior approval by the student’s academic counselor advance arrangements for missed work must be made with all teachers a completed JPIIHS College Visit Form must be submitted to Attendance at least one day prior to the visit verification of the visit, written on official college/university stationery, must be submitted to Attendance the first school day followingthe visit failure to follow precisely the steps outlined above will result in the absence being recorded as “unexcused”SECTION 6.13aTARDIES – FIRST PERIOD OF THE DAYA student tardy for the first period of the day, with or without a note, must report to Attendance to sign in and receive a pass. Astudent arriving without a note is given 24 hours in which to submit one. After those 24 hours have passed, the tardy can no longerbe excused and is considered unexcused. Students who have three unexcused tardies for the first period of the day, per semester,will be issued an After School Detention. Continued tardiness will result in escalated disciplinary action.SECTION 6.13bTARDIES – DURING SCHOOL DAYStudents are expected to arrive to every class in time to be seated when the bell rings. In instances when a student arrives to classlate from a previous class, without a pass from a teacher, teachers establish their own policies for consequences. These consequencesmay include serving a teacher detention on the day of the infraction. A record of the lateness is made in the teacher’sgrade book. If the student is more than 5 minutes late, the teacher may inform the Dean of Students.John Paul II High School Student Handbook 2012-2013 27


CHAPTER 7 - DRESS CODESECTION 7.01GENERAL GUIDELINESIn the spirit of promoting excellence in all aspects of life, we wish to maintain and enhance a norm of personal appearance whichreflects appropriate care, neatness and a sense of self-worth. It is our goal to set a standard of dress and grooming that inspires and encouragesclass unity, school identity and pride. With the support of the entire JPIIHS community, these guidelines will help engender a positive climatefor mature behavior and strong academic performance. Any student unable to abide by the dress code due to injury or illness must have a notefrom a physician and present it to the Dean of Student Service and Plant Operations.All students are required to be in full uniform in the hallways between the hours 8:00 AM to 3:45 PM. The final decision in determiningappropriate dress and appearance shall rest with the President/designee. Failure to adhere to established uniform requirements will result indisciplinary action. Each violation of the Dress Code is a separate infraction and will be listed on the conduct tab of the student’s JP2-Netaccount beginning the first week of school.The order of violation and consequences are listed below for your reference. After School Detentions will be held each Wednesday in apresentation hall from 3:55 PM to 4:55 PM and may be rescheduled only through an absence from school or a standing medical appointment(academic tutoring, extracurricular practices and competitions will not excuse a missed detention). If extenuating circumstances preventstudents from attending an After School Detention, a Before School Detention on a Wednesday from 7:35-8:35 AM in a presentation hall maybe assigned at the discretion of the Dean of Student Services and Plant Operations/designee. Students will be notified of their uniformviolations in three ways. First, the faculty/staff member will verbally notify the student that they are receiving the violation. Second, they will besent an email from the faculty/staff member who reports the violation. Third, students and parents will be notified of violations and disciplinaryconsequences in an email sent from the Administrative Assistant to the Deans/Athletic Director.MINOR UNIFORM VIOLATIONSMinor uniform violations are cumulative and do not necessarily have to be the same violation. Minor uniform violations are defined as violationsof the dress code that can and will be adjusted immediately. They pertain to the JPIIHS standard of dress and grooming. The consequences forreceiving Minor Uniform Violations are as follows:VIOLATION CONSEQUENCEVIOLATION 1 WARNINGVIOLATION 2 WARNINGVIOLATION 3 AFTER SCHOOL DETENTION + $10.00 FEEVIOLATION 4 AFTER SCHOOL DETENTION + $10.00 FEEVIOLATION 5 ASD AND PARENT MEETING + $10.00 FEEVIOLATION 6 SATURDAY SCHOOL + $30.00 FEEVIOLATION 7VIOLATION 8SUSPENSION - 1 DAYSUSPENSION - TBDMAJOR UNIFORM VIOLATIONSMajor uniform violations are handled separately by offense. Major uniform violations are defined as violations of the dress code that cannot beadjusted immediately and relate to the core elements of the uniform. Major uniform violations will not receive a warning. The consequencesfor receiving Major Uniform Violations are as follows:VIOLATION CONSEQUENCEVIOLATION 1 AFTER SCHOOL DETENTION + $10.00 FEEVIOLATION 2 ASD AND PARENT MEETING + $10.00 FEEVIOLATION 3 SATURDAY SCHOOL + $30.00 FEEVIOLATION 4VIOLATION 5SUSPENSION - 1 DAYSUSPENSION - TBDFine payments are due to the Administrative Assistant to the Deans by 4:00PM on the day before the detention. Fines may be paid with either cash orcheck. If fines are not paid in full before the detention, students will not be permitted to attend detention. If a student misses a detention, they will beJohn Paul II High School Student Handbook 2012-2013 28


assigned a second detention. All uniform violations may be subject to additional and/or escalated disciplinary action as determined by the Dean ofAdministrative Services/Dean of Student Services/Plant Operations/designee.Ladies are expected to: wear uniform blouse with all buttons buttoned, including sleeves, with the exception of the top button. wear uniform blouse tucked, unless the hemmed, no pocket, blouse is worn. wear plaid uniform skirt hemmed to no more than 2 inches above the front and back of the knee when standing or 3 inches (length of anID card) when kneeling. Skirts also cannot be rolled at waist. wear only navy colored modesty shorts under skirt (if the student chooses to wear modesty shorts.) wear proper undergarments that are not be visible outside of the uniform blouse or skirt. wear white or navy uniform knee high dress socks or navy uniform tights. wear uniform dress saddle shoes properly, laced with navy laces, tied and free of markings (no clogging permitted). wear JPIIHS ID about the neck, visible above the waist, on a JPIIHS lanyard (no college or promotional-typelanyards permitted). wear uniform blazer from November 1 through March 1, at all Mass and awards days, and other times as required. wear uniform pull over sweater or vest at any time, over the uniform blouse. wear neat, non -distracting hairstyle, free of unusual colors or ornamentation. wear jewelry that is simple and tasteful in design have no visible tattoos or piercings, other than two earrings per ear.Gentlemen are expected to: wear uniform shirt with all buttons buttoned, including collar and sleeves, and shirttails tucked. wear proper undergarments that are not be visible outside of the uniform shirt. wear grey uniform slacks, fitted on the waist (no sagging permitted). wear black leather dress belt (no braided belts permitted). wear uniform tie, tied properly and pulled snuggly to the neck. wear black crew or knee high dress socks (no athletic or ankle socks permitted). wear uniform dress Oxford shoes properly, laced and tied (no clogging permitted). wear JPIIHS ID about the neck, visible above the waist, on a JPIIHS lanyard (no college or promotional-type lanyards permitted). wear uniform blazer from November 1 through March 1, at all Mass and awards days, and other times as required. wear uniform pull over sweater or vest at any time, over the uniform shirt. be clean shaven at all times, with sideburns trimmed above the earlobes. wear neat, non-distracting hairstyle. without hair coloring (bleach, highlights, lowlights or dye), that is off the collar and above the eyebrowsand earlobes. wear no more than two rings - one ring and their class ring. Necklaces will not be visible and bracelets will be simple and tasteful in design. have no visible tattoos or piercings.All uniform components will be free of tears and markings. JPIIHS letter jackets may only be worn on Fridays. Non-uniform garments (teamjackets, sweatshirts, sweaters, school fleeces, headwear, etc.) may not be worn at any time. Any non-compliance with dress down days willresult in an automatic detention. A second offense will result in the loss of dress down privileges for the remainder of the semester. SeeSECTION 7.02 for guidelines on dress down days.John Paul II High School Student Handbook 2012-2013 29


MINOR UNIFORM VIOLATIONSDISTRACTING HEADWEARDISTRACTING JEWLERYFACIAL HAIR (GENTLEMEN)FAILURE TO WEAR JPIIHS ID PROPERLYFAILURE TO WEAR NAVY BLUE SHOE LACES (LADIES)HAIR TOO LONG (GENTLEMEN)MORE THAN TWO EAR PIERCINGS (LADIES)NON-UNIFORM APPARELNON-UNIFORM/MISSING SOCKS/TIGHTSSAGGING PANTS (GENTLEMEN)STEPPING ON THE HEEL OF SHOE (CLOGGING)UNBUTTONED COLLARUNBUTTONED SLEEVESUNTUCKED SHIRTTAILUNUSUAL HAIRCOLORINGVISIBLE TATTOOSVISIBLE UNDERSHIRTWEARING A NON-BLACK BELT (GENTLEMEN)WEARING RIPPED, TORN OR MARKED CLOTHINGMAJOR UNIFORM VIOLATIONSFAILURE TO WEAR BELT (GENTLEMEN)NON UNIFORM APPARELNON UNIFORM BLAZERNON UNIFORM BLOUSE/SHIRTNON UNIFORM PANTS (GENTLEMEN)NON UNIFORM SHOESNON UNIFORM SKIRT (LADIES)NON UNIFORM TIE (GENTLEMEN)SKIRT TOO SHORT (LADIES)SECTION 7.02DRESS CODE AT SCHOOL SPONSORED EVENTS OR ACTIVITIESAll students are expected to dress in a neat, clean manner and conform to standards of good taste and decency in their dress while attendingschool sponsored events and activities. The final decision in determining appropriate dress and appearance shall rest with the Deans. Failure toadhere to established dress and appearance codes may result in disciplinary action. Clothing and other items prohibited at school sponsoredevents and activities include: Clothing that advertises or depicts alcohol, drugs, nudity, sexual innuendo, satanic themes, racism, offensive language or obscenelanguage Clothing which is identified with a gang or other subversive group Tank tops, torn or ragged clothing, tops leaving midriffs bare, lace-up clothing which does not cover completely, pajama pants Sagging pants (pants must fit the waist or be belted to be held at the waist) Mini skirts Spaghetti straps Blouses worn in an age-inappropriate manner See-through or mesh fabricJohn Paul II High School Student Handbook 2012-2013 30


SECTION 7.03DRESS CODE FOR SCHOOL DANCES• The following dress code and expectations will be enforced at all JPIIHS dances. If the attire is questionable, students are encouragedto show their evening wear to the administrators beforehand to determine if it is appropriate for the dance. A date or guest of a JPIIHSstudent attending a JPIIHS school dance must be at least a high school-aged student. If a JPIIHS student’s date is not a JPIIHS student(from another school), it is the responsibility of the JPIIHS student to inform his or her date that the required dress code and behaviorcodes will apply to the date as well. If the attire is questionable, students are encouraged to show their evening wear to administratorsbeforehand to determine if it is dance appropriate. The determination of the appropriateness of student dress and grooming shall restwith the Dean. Students and their dates that are non-compliant with the dress code will not be admitted to the dance or will be escortedout of the dance. No refunds will be given for dance dress code infractions in which these students are asked to leave. Studentswill not be permitted into the dance or will be escorted out of the dance. No money will be refunded.• Ladies will wear semi-formal attire or formal gowns or pantsuits. Strapless and spaghetti straps will be permitted.• Dress length must reach at least to the tips of the wearer’s fingers, when standing fully erect. This also applies to slits in dresses.Dress must also be at the appropriate length even if leggings are worn underneath the dress.• Dress may not be extremely low cut in the front or back. The front of the dress must not fall below the bra line; the back of the dressmust not fall below the waist.• Dresses may not be extremely tight/form fitting. Be aware of the material that gathers and rises when you walk.• Two piece formal gowns or pants and top, where the midriff is showing are not permitted.• Dresses with revealing cut outs are not permitted.• See through clothing (this includes sheer/mesh overlays that do not have material underneath) are not permitted• Shorts are not permitted.• Torn clothing is not permitted.• Gentlemen are encouraged to wear a suit or sports coat, but at a minimum, they are expected to wear semi-formal wear, such asslacks, nice shoes, and a nice shirt. Torn clothing will not be permitted. Ties are encouraged, but not required. All JPIIHS male studentsmust be clean-shaven.SECTION 7.04DRESS CODE FOR SUMMER PROGRAMAll students are expected to dress in a neat, clean manner and conform to standards of good taste and decency in their dress while attendingschool sponsored classes and activities in the summer. The final decision in determining appropriate dress and appearance shall rest with theSummer School Coordinator. Failure to adhere to established dress and appearance codes may result in disciplinary action. All studentsattending Courses for Credit and Acceleration courses will wear: Collared shirts Long pants (girls may wear capri pants that extend at least three inches below the knee) Closed toe shoesClothing and other items prohibited at school sponsored summer classes and activities include: Clothing that advertises or depicts alcohol, drugs, nudity, sexual innuendo, satanic themes, racism, offensive language or obscenelanguage Clothing which is identified with a gang or other subversive group Pajama pants Torn or ragged clothing Sagging pants (pants must fit the waist or be belted to be held at the waist) See‐through or mesh fabricJohn Paul II High School Student Handbook 2012-2013 31


CHAPTER 8 - ATHLETICSSECTION 8.01ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT PHILOSOPHYThe variety of sports and levels of competition offered at JPIIHS provide students the opportunity to compete in one or more interscholasticsports. Athletic competition is governed by the regulations and academic eligibility requirements established by JPIIHS. The purpose of TAPPSis and shall be to organize, to stimulate, to encourage and to promote the academic, athletic and fine arts programs in an effort to foster a spiritof fair play, good fellowship, true sportsmanship and wholesome competition for boys and girls. In order to achieve this goal, all athletes mustabide by the TAPPS motto which is, Competition with Dignity and Honor. The association requires the school to submit proof of each student’seligibility. Thus, any student participating on an athletic team must supply the school with an official copy of his/her birth certificate forphotocopy. As stated in the JPIIHS Athletic Handbook, participation in JPIIHS athletics is a privilege, not a right.a) All athletes are required to have a physical exam every year prior to participating in the athletics at JPIIHS. The TAPPS or othergoverning associations’ forms are the only ones that will be recognized. This must be turned in prior to the first day of practice alongwith the medical emergency form.b) A student is not considered enrolled unless the registration or re-enrollment fee has been paid and all paperwork has been signed andsubmitted for the upcoming school year. A student’s schedule cannot be completed and tryouts for athletic teams (includingcheerleading and drill team) or elections for student government offices may not take place unless the student’s record is clear of allfines and/or tuition debts, and the enrollment process (stated above) is complete.SECTION 8.02PARTICIPATION EXPECTATIONSStudent athletes and their parents will:a) Recognize the inherent responsibility of representing JPIIHS in athletic competition and in the community at large. Good sportsmanship isexpected from our athletes, coaches and spectators.b) Comply with all applicable regulations described in this handbook.c) Understand that JPIIHS is bound by the eligibility requirements set forth by TAPPS and the Diocese of Dallas.d) Recognize that student athletes must attend all athletic practices and games unless excused in advance by one of the coaches/directors.e) Understand disciplinary sanctions take priority over athletic practices and events.f)Recognize that the awarding of athletic letters is the sole prerogative of the coaches and Athletic Director. Eligibility begins with thestudent athletes meeting the participation standards established by the coaches (see the Athletic Handbook).g) Understand it is the sole responsibility of the student-athlete to make advanced arrangements with their teachers for make-up work as aresult of missed class time for athletic participation. Failure to do so may result in grade reduction.John Paul II High School Student Handbook 2012-2013 32


SECTION 8.03aEXTRACURRICULAR ELIGIBILITYThe coach, director or club sponsor will be responsible for verifying student eligibility for extracurricular activities. To be eligible forparticipation, students must meet the predetermined criteria for each grading period, including academic and citizenship grades and ChristianService hours. A grading period is nine weeks. Eligibility will be determined by the grades posted for that specific grading period. Studentsparticipating in athletics or extracurricular programs governed by the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) must meetthe eligibility requirements for students in good standing: (a) enrollment in at least eight academic periods each semester; and (b) failing (agrade below 70) no more than one course during each nine week grading period.A student may regain eligibility by passing all classes at the time of the three week progress report. Eligibility lost through failure begins at3:45 PM seven days from the end of the school day when the nine weeks ends. Eligibility regained through the progress report cards begins at3:45 PM the Friday after the grading period ends. The Dean of Administrative Services / Athletic Director is the arbitrator of eligibilityquestions. A student who is absent on the day of an extracurricular event in which he/she is scheduled to participate, will not be allowed to doso. Doctor’s appointments and school authorized activities do not constitute an absence from school. However, a student is considered “absent”if he/she is not in class by 10:00 AM of the day or if a student misses two classes due to a doctor’s appointment. Any exception to the abovestated policies concerning absences and the subsequent extracurricular participation must be arranged through the Dean of AdministrativeServices / Athletic Director.ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTSa) ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS: Students with more than one failing grade are ineligible until the next progress report or grading period.Late work cannot be accepted to regain eligibility unless the lateness was due to an excused absence. A student with more than oneincomplete grade is also ineligible until the incomplete is addressed and a passing grade is earned. A student regains eligibility forfailing grades by passing all current classes the third week after the previous failing grades were made official. Teachers cannot changea failing grade to a passing one unless there was a computational error. They may however change an incomplete grade.b) CHRISTIAN SERVICE: In order to keep students on track, Christian Service will be scheduled as an “O” Hour class. Each nine weekgrading period and each semester, students will be required to complete a percentage of their overall hours. Christian Service classeswill not have a formal class time. The grade will not count towards Grade Point Averages nor earn a credit, but the class will earn agrade and will be considered a part of no pass, no play guidelines for extracurriculars. Failure to complete required hours each nineweeks means that a student is ineligible to compete in extracurricular activities even if he or she has passed all classes or is otherwiseeligible under TAPPS rules. Additionally, failure to complete hours each year will be grounds for asking a student to exit JPIIHS.i. Freshmen must complete five hours a semester. The first and the third nine weeks grading periods, students will complete 2hours; the second and forth grading periods, students will complete 3 hours each.ii. Sophomores must complete ten hours a semester. Each nine weeks a student must complete five hours of service.iii. Juniors must complete fifteen hours of service each semester. The first and third nine-weeks students must complete eight hours;the second and forth nine-weeks students must complete seven hours.iv. Seniors must complete twenty hours of service the first semester and twenty the second semester. Each nine week grading periodseniors must complete ten hours of Christian Service.c) CITIZENSHIP REQUIREMENTS A citizenship grade of “U” functions the same as a failing grade for eligibility purposes and excludes astudent from making the honor role. A “U” makes a student ineligible for the rest of the semester.d) ELIGIBILITY It is incumbent upon the extracurricular coach/sponsor to check eligibility and to know which rules govern their respectiveactivity. There are no waivable courses. A student must be passing all courses at the time of the next progress report to regaineligibility. A student may also not have more than one “I” (incomplete) grade or “F” (failure – grade below 70) to be eligible. Acombination of a failing grade and an incomplete grade will result in student ineligibility.e) ORGANIZATIONAL REQUIREMENTS The academic, Christian Service and citizenship requirements for extracurricular activities asdelineated above are the prescribed minimum. Other conditions are established by the TAPPS and some extracurricular activities aregoverned by other association rules (i.e. National Spanish Honor Society, National French Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, USACDECAssociation, National; Forensic League, etc.). However, JPIIHS eligibility rules supersede all association guidelines as it relates toeligibility and participation. Sponsors/coaches are responsible for knowing their rules and will be held accountable for any violationsor problems by their students. In some cases, it is appropriate for organizations to adopt higher academic standards than thosedefined herein, (i.e. National Honor Society, etc.) Moreover, there may be instances when administration, coaches, or sponsors mustJohn Paul II High School Student Handbook 2012-2013 33


suspend students from participation due to failure to practice or violation of other team/organizational rules. Such suspensions andthe rules on which they are based must have approval of the Deans.2012-2013 Extracurricular Eligibility DatesDescriptionDate1st Quarter ends 10/12/12Lose eligibility at 3:45pm 10/19/12Progress report # 3 11/2/12Regain eligibility at 3:45pm 11/9/12Progress Report # 4 11/30/12Regain eligibility at 3:45pm 12/7/122nd Quarter ends 12/20/12Christmas Break all eligibleLose eligibility at 3:45pm 1/11/13Progress Report # 5 1/25/13Regain eligibility at 3:45pm 2/1/13Progress Report # 6 2/15/13Regain eligibility at 3:45pm 2/22/133rd Quarter ends 3/8/13Spring Break all eligibleLose eligibility at 3:45pm 3/22/13Progress Report # 7 4/5/13Regain eligibility at 3:45pm 4/12/13Progress Report # 8 4/26/13Regain eligibility at 3:45pm 5/3/134th Quarter ends 5/31/13John Paul II High School Student Handbook 2012-2013 34


CHAPTER 9 - STUDENT ACTIVITIES AND CLUBSSECTION 9.01INTRODUCTIONClubs and extracurricular activities play an important role in the daily life of the school community. They extend learning beyond the classroomand provide students with opportunities to develop leadership skills. Through these organizations students are able to explore new ideas, formnew friendships, focus on special interests and work on projects that develop a sense of community responsibility. JPIIHS offers a variety oforganizations and opportunities.SECTION 9.02ELIGIBILITY FOR PARTICIPATION IN STUDENT ORGANIZATIONSIn order to ensure a student’s participation in organizations and clubs does not interfere with academic achievement, we have set the followingguidelines:a) Students whose disciplinary record is judged unsatisfactory by the Dean of Administrative Services or Dean of Student Services and PlantOperations shall be excused from participation in any organization until such time as the student demonstrates satisfactoryimprovement.b) The Dean of Administrative Services or Dean of Student Services and Plant Operations may prohibit a student on Academic Probationfrom participating in extracurricular activities if necessary to improve academic achievement.SECTION 9.03STUDENT FUNDRAISING / SPENDING INITIATIVESAll student fundraising initiatives must be approved by the club advisor, the Dean of Students and Plant Operations and the Coordinator ofStudent Activities. Fundraising approval forms are available from the Executive Director of Advancement’s office. All organizations must utilizethe Business Office for all financial transactions including accounts, checks and fees.SECTION 9.04TRYOUTS / ELECTIONSA student is not considered enrolled unless the registration or re-enrollment fee has been paid and all paperwork has been signed andsubmitted for the upcoming school year. A student’s schedule cannot be completed and tryouts for extracurricular activities or elections forstudent government offices may not take place unless the student’s record is clear of all fines and/or tuition debts, and the enrollment process(stated above) is complete.John Paul II High School Student Handbook 2012-2013 35


CHAPTER 10 - MEDICAL CONCERNS / HEALTH SERVICESSECTION 10.01ILLNESS WHILE AT SCHOOLIf a student begins to feel ill while at school, he/she should inform the teacher and request a pass to the Health Center. The school nurse willassess the situation and determine whether or not the student should return to class or go home. Parental consent must be obtained beforeallowing a student to go home for illness. A student with a fever will be required to go home.SECTION 10.02RETURNING TO SCHOOL AFTER AN ILLNESSA student may return to school when they have been fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications.SECTION 10.03RETURNING TO SCHOOL WITH A FLU-LIKE ILLNESSFlu-like illness is defined as an illness with cough and/or sore throat and a fever. The student must stay home for seven days from the onset ofsymptoms and be fever free without the use of fever reducing medication. A doctor’s note stating when the student may return to school mustaccompany the students return to school.SECTION 10.04STUDENT REQUIRING MEDICATION AT SCHOOLNo student may carry medications for self administration with the exception of inhalers, Epi-pen, or diabetic medication/supplies. In order for astudent to carry the previous listed medications, a doctor’s order must be on file with the nurse and the medication must be kept in thestudent’s possession at all times. All medications, prescription or over-the-counter, must be brought to the Health Center in their originalcontainers which list the drug name, dose, frequency of administration, physician’s name and student’s name, accompanied by written parentalconsent.SECTION 10.05IMMUNIZATIONSEach student shall be fully immunized against diphtheria, rubella (measles), rubella, mumps, tetanus, Haemophilus influenza type B,Poliomyelitis, Hepatitis B, and Chickenpox (Varicella) upon entering JPIIHS.SECTION 10.06EMERGENCY FORMSEach student needs to have a School Health Registration Information form completely filled out and signed by a parent at the beginning of eachschool year. This will be kept in the Health Center.SECTION 10.07PHYSICALSAll athletes are required to have a physical exam every year prior to participating in the athletics at JPIIHS. TAPPS or other governingassociations’ forms are the only ones that will be recognized. This must be turned in prior to the first day of practice along with the SchoolHealth Registration Information form.John Paul II High School Student Handbook 2012-2013 36


CHAPTER 11 - SAFETY PROTOCOLS AND SECURITYSECTION 11.01INTRODUCTIONJPIIHS is committed to providing our students with a safe learning environment. Students must remain aware of safety protocols specific to aparticular class or activity: physical education, science labs, athletic events, field trips, Christian Service programs etc. Students are expected toreview and follow safety protocols and ask for clarification when needed from the appropriate teacher/responsible person.SECTION 11.02EMERGENCYIn case of severe or inclement weather, the school will announce closings or delayed openings. Please check the JPIIHS website(www.johnpauliihs.org), or local television/radio stations. JPIIHS participates in Twitter which messages parents about weather closings, emergenciesand breaking news. Parents are encouraged to subscribe to this free service at (www.flashalert.net).SECTION 11.03EMERGENCY / EVACUATION / LOCKDOWN / FIRE / TORNADO DRILLS AND EMERGENCIESThe school will hold periodic emergency evacuation and lockdown drills. The importance of these drills cannot be overstressed. All students,faculty and staff are expected to treat them seriously. Students will receive emergency evacuation and lockdown drill orientation in the fall.Drills are held periodically throughout the school year. They are very serious exercises that could mean life or death in an emergency. Completecooperation is expected of all students. When the alarm sounds, students are to leave the room in single file according to the directions postedin the classroom. Handicapped students should be assisted at the end of the line. After leaving the building, move to a safe area some distancefrom the building. Swift movement and silence are of absolute necessity. During Lockdown Drills, complete cooperation is required by all students.SECTION 11.04FIRE EXTINGUISHERS AND EMERGENCY EQUIPMENTTampering with fire extinguishers, alarms, sprinklers, heat/smoke sensors or any fire prevention equipment is considered a serious offense and aviolation of state law.SECTION 11.05INTERQUEST DETECTION CANINESThis contraband detection and drug dog service provider ensures enhanced safety and security in school and at dances, creates a drug free environment,detects gunpowder based items and weapons, minimizes the presence of illegal drugs and abused medication, and offers drug testingresources.SECTION 11.06SECURITYJPIIHS takes the safety and security of our school community seriously. All students and staff are required to wear their ID in a clearly visiblemanner. Access to the school building required the use of the school ID. JPIIHS can be entered and exited through the following doors:a) Between 7:30 AM and 8:45 AM students should enter the school by using the main doors at the front of the school or the side doors onthe student parking lot side of the building. Students who arrive after 8:45am are required to enter through the main doors at thefront of the school. The junior house entry cannot be used and the front desk receptionist will not buzz a student into the buildingdue to enhanced safety procedures.b) Visitors must register at the Reception Desk and will be asked to display appropriate identification.c) There will be no access to the academic houses after school or during athletic and other designated events.d) The school building closes at 5:00 PM. All unsupervised students must leave the building. Only students working with a member of thefaculty or staff may stay in the building beyond this time.e) Students are not permitted to go to their cars during the school day.John Paul II High School Student Handbook 2012-2013 37


SECTION 11.07VISITORSOn occasion guests may be permitted to attend school activities. Students must request permission for a guest from a Dean at least 24 hoursprior to the activity. Visitors during the school hours are limited to adults or minors accompanied by an adult. Students may not invite schoolagefriends to visit for lunch.a) VISITOR TAGS: All visitors must have their driver’s license scanned at the reception desk, obtain and clearly display a visitor tag. If astudent notices an unknown person not displaying a visitor tag, he/she should report it immediately to the nearest staff or facultymember.b) ALUMNI VISITORS: JPIIHS alumni are encouraged and welcome to visit the campus. Upon arrival the JPIIHS alumni will have to scantheir driver’s license at the reception desk and clearly display a visitor tag during the visit. Any visit made to the JPIIHS campus byalumni must be approved by the deans’ office.SECTION 11.08PHOTOGRAPH / VIDEO POLICYPeriodically during the school year, the media and the graphic arts departments photograph our school, teachers and students to visually explainthe many programs and events that we offer. These photographs and/or videotapes may be used in newspapers, on television, or in otherpublications. A signature on the “parent approval” form indicates permission for your child to be photographed for such purposes.SECTION 11.09PHYSICAL / SEXUAL ABUSE REPORTINGParents/guardians should understand that Texas law and the Diocese of Dallas policy requires teachers/administrators who have reasonablesuspicion that sexual/ physical abuse has occurred to report their suspicions to authorities (Plano Police Department 972-424-5678 orhttp://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Default.asp . It is not the responsibility of the teacher/ administrator to determine the severity of the abuse or accusation.Refer to www.cathdal.org.John Paul II High School Student Handbook 2012-2013 38


CHAPTER 12 - GENERAL BEHAVIORAL GUIDELINESSECTION 12.01GENERAL BEHAVIORAL GUIDELINESSchool regulations are to be observed during the school day, before and after school, as well as at all social and extracurricular eventssponsored by the school whether these are held on the school campus or elsewhere. The faculty and administration exercise responsibility forstudents at these events and students are to heed their authority. School rules apply whenever and wherever a student is under the school’sjurisdiction. Students whose behavior jeopardizes the welfare of the community or tarnishes the reputation of the school should expect apunishment. If a student is charged with a serious offense (not always a crime), the student may be sent home while the offense is beinginvestigated. Some misconduct may require dismissal at the President’s complete discretion. This following list of offenses and sanctions is notinclusive. Final resolution and appropriate sanctions are at the discretion of the President/designee and based upon the best interest of theschool and the student.ASSAULTThe physical or verbal attack or the threat of bodily harm (Texas Penal Code Sec. 22.01).BULLYINGBullying is behavior that involves repeated unwanted, negative behaviors, words or actions and may include, but is not limited to verbal,physical, racial, sexual or cyber bullying, social isolation or exclusion, damage to property or rumors. Bullying is a serious offense and mayresult in a Saturday School, suspension, disciplinary probation and/or dismissal from school.CONTINUOUS MISBEHAVIORContinuous misbehavior is repeated defiance of authority or repeated misbehavior that endangers the health and safety of school employees orstudents. Continuous misbehavior may result in a Saturday School, suspension, disciplinary probation and/or dismissal from school.DISRESPECTDisrespect or insubordination in word, act or attitude toward any member of the JPIIHS community or its guests will be dealt with according to thegravity of the situation and may result in an After School Detention, Saturday School, suspension, disciplinary probation and/or dismissal from school.DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIORShouting, fighting, wrestling, roughhousing, horseplay or running is not permitted in the school at any time. Engaging in any conduct thatschool officials might reasonably believe will substantially disrupt the school program or incite violence is prohibited. Throwing objects thatcan cause bodily injury or property damage is not allowed. Inappropriate language of any type (including but not limited to profanity, insulting,derogatory, degrading, hurtful, slanderous, irreverent or mean) is prohibited. Disruptive behavior may result in Saturday School, suspension,disciplinary probation and/or dismissal from school.DRUGS AND ALCOHOLAny student showing evidence of having consumed, or in the possession of, drugs, and/or alcoholic beverages at any time while under the authorityof the school is subject to dismissal. The possession, use, or distribution of any quantity of illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia is not permissible onschool premises, school vehicles, or at off-site, school sponsored activities. Violators are subject to school discipline, including dismissal, and tothe laws of the State of Texas. The use, possession, sale or being under the influence of intoxicating beverages, drugs, or narcotics (or what isrepresented as “fake”) on the premises or at school sponsored functions will result in immediate suspension pending a hearing to considerpossible dismissal. Any of the above may result in suspension, disciplinary probation or dismissal from school.John Paul II High School Student Handbook 2012-2013 39


ELECTRONIC DEVICESStudents may not use laser pointers, iPods, iPads, electronic tablets, video game devices, headphones, earphones, radios, cassette devices, MP3 ordisc players, or any other electronic devices in the building during school hours. (*Exception: E-book devices, used for educational purposes, will beallowed.) During school hours electronic devices may not be carried by the students, or be visible in backpacks, or make sounds of any kind. The useof, or sound from, one of these devices will result in confiscation and a subsequent fine, as outlined below. At 3:45 PM the student will be allowed toretrieve the electronic device after paying the assigned fee. If a student borrows/loans an electronic device to another student, and that item isconfiscated, both students will be held responsible for and assessed the appropriate fine as outlined below. The device will not be returned until bothparties have paid the appropriate fine in full. Consequences are as follows: 1 st OFFENSE: $25.00 fine. 2 nd OFFENSE: $50.00 fine. 3 rd OFFENSE: $75.00 fine. 4 th OFFENSE: For the fourth, and all subsequent offenses, the electronic device will be confiscated. A parent may pick up the item(s) atthe conclusion of school on the last day of instruction, after paying a $100.00 fine for each held item.CELL PHONES: CELL PHONESCellphones may only be used during a student’s lunch period while inside the Dining Hall. Cellphones may not be used in hallways, restrooms,between classes, during classes (unless express permission is given by the teacher for educational purposes), or at any time between the hours of 8:45AM and 3:45 PM. (*Exception: Cellphones may be used in the Dining Hall during lunch.) Cellphone usage includes, but is not limited to, placing orreceiving calls or text messages, checking messages, or using the cell phone as a clock. During school hours cellphones may not be visible at any time(see exceptions) or make sounds of any kind. The use of, or sound from, a cellphone will result in confiscation and a subsequent fine, as outlinedbelow. Once confiscated, no components may be removed from the cell phone, this includes case and SIM card. At 3:45 PM the student will beallowed to retrieve the cellphone after paying the assigned fee. If a student borrows/loans a cellphone to another student and that item is confiscated,both students will be held responsible for, and assessed, the appropriate fine as outlined below. The cellphone will not be returned until both partieshave paid the appropriate fine in full. Consequences are as follows:FELONY 1 st OFFENSE: $25.00 fine. 2 nd OFFENSE: $50.00 fine. 3 rd OFFENSE: $75.00 fine. 4 th OFFENSE: For the fourth, and all subsequent offenses, the cell phone will be confiscated. A parent may pick up the item(s) at theconclusion of school on the last day of instruction, after paying a $100.00 fine for each held item.A felony is a crime that can be punished by a year or more in prison.FIGHTINGFighting in the school building or on school grounds may result in immediate suspension, disciplinary probation and/or dismissal from school.FOOD AND DRINKDuring the school day, lunches are to remain in the hall lockers until just before the lunch periods. Food and beverages may only be consumedin the Dining Hall and student courtyard. Food and beverages are not allowed in the chapel, prayer and reflection courtyard, gyms, lockerrooms, hallways, house commons or classrooms. Water is allowed in the classroom at the teacher’s discretion. Violation of this policy mayresult in an After School Detention or Saturday School.GAMBLINGGambling of any form is not permitted and may result in Saturday School, disciplinary probation or suspension.John Paul II High School Student Handbook 2012-2013 40


HARASSMENTJPIIHS prohibits discrimination of any kind. No member of the JPIIHS community is permitted to harass, bully, name-call, sexually harass,slander, or put-down any other person. Threats of violence are not acceptable and will be dealt with accordingly. JPIIHS is committed toensuring that our school is physically and emotionally safe for all, a place where students, faculty, and staff can be assured that they will betreated with dignity and respect. We recognize individuals’ differences, including ethnic and racial diversity, as a source of strength and prideand dedicate ourselves to mutual contributions of all members of our school and the common bonds that join us as a safe and healthy school.Harassment that occurs verbally, physically, emotionally or electronically (occurring in the following methods including, but not limited to:Instant Messages, text messages, Facebook, MySpace, blogs, emails and phones) will not be tolerated and may result in an After SchoolDetention, Saturday School, suspension, disciplinary probation and/or dismissal from school.HAZINGHazing is an intentional or reckless act, on or off campus, by one person along or acting with others, that endangers the mental or physicalhealth or safety of a student for the purpose of pledging, initiation into, affiliation with, holding office in, or maintaining membership in an organization.IDENTIFICATION CARDSStudents are required to visibly display the official school ID at all times, during school from 8:00 AM to 3:45 PM, except during PE orathletics. Loss of an ID should be reported to the Dean/designee immediately. Replacement cards will be provided for a $20.00 fee. Studentsare issued IDs which they must wear above the waist on a school authorized lanyard around the neck or attached to a collar or lapel during theschool day and must be shown to faculty/staff members upon request. The ID also serves as a student’s library card and Dining Hall debit card.Student IDs are issued by the Technology Department. See Policy 7.01 Uniform Violation for discipline.LOITERINGUpon arriving at school before the first bell, students must enter the building in uniform and not loiter at the entrances to the school or on thesidewalks adjacent to the school. Students who arrive at school early are to go to the Dining Hall. Students are to remain on campus from thetime they arrive at school until afternoon dismissal. If a student wishes to request to leave the building during this time period, permission mustbe granted by the Attendance Office. There is to be no loitering in corridors, restrooms or courtyards during the time allowed between thechanging of classes, at the beginning and end of the lunch periods or before and after school. Unsupervised students are not permitted to remainin the building after 5:00 PM or on the weekends. See Uniform Policy for violation information.MISDEMEANORA misdemeanor is a crime that can be punished by up to a year in the county jail.PUBLIC DISPLAY OF AFFECTIONPublic Displays of Affection (PDAs) are the inappropriate physical demonstration of affection for another person while in the view of others andmay result in an After School Detention, Saturday School, disciplinary probation or suspension.PRESCRIPTION DRUGSAbusing the student’s own prescription drug, giving a prescription drug to another student or possessing or being under the influence ofanother person’s prescription drug on school property or at a school-related event is illegal. Having or taking prescription or over-the-counterdrugs at school other than as provided by the Health Services policy is prohibited. Violation of this policy may result in a Saturday School,suspension, disciplinary probation and/or dismissal from school.RECKLESS SPEECHStudents may not make any verbal or written statements, or use social media (Facebook, texting, email, etc.) during school or while attending aschool sponsored or related activity, which constitute, involve or concern a plan, scheme or threat to violate any law, commit an act of violenceto any person; disrupt or disturb any school related activity or damage any school property. Violation of this policy may result in a SaturdaySchool, disciplinary probation, suspension and/or dismissal from school.John Paul II High School Student Handbook 2012-2013 41


SMOKING / TOBACCOJPIIHS is a smoke-free campus. Smoking, chewing, dipping is forbidden anywhere on school property, or during a school function. Students arenot to have any tobacco products (smoking, chewing, or dip), matches or lighters on their person or in their lockers/vehicles. Violation of thispolicy may result in a Saturday School, disciplinary probation or suspension.TARDIESAll unexcused tardies are subject to the same disciplinary action. Tardies are cumulative over the course of the semester. At the beginning ofthe spring semester, the accumulation of tardies starts over. It is the responsibility of the student and parent to actively check via JP2Net thatthe student is not accumulating tardies. The student and parent will receive a call or email from the teacher if the student begins to arrive latefor class. If the student does not respond to the teacher’s request for correct arrival time the student will be referred to the Dean of StudentServices and Plant Operations. The Dean of Student Services and Plant Operations will determine if the referral is a sign of insubordinationand reference section 12.03a for consequences. These consequences may include: fines, After School Detention, Saturday School, and/orparent meeting with corrective action plan for the student. Three tardies do add up to equal one unexcused absence resulting in loss of examexemption.TERRORISTIC THREATTerroristic Threat is a threat of violence to any person or property with the intent to (1) cause a reaction of any type by an official or volunteeragency organized to deal with emergencies; (2) place any person in fear of immanent serious bodily injury; (3) prevent or interrupt theoccupation or use of a building, room, place or assembly, or place to which the public has access or place of employment or occupation; (4)cause impairment or interruption of communications, transportation, water, gas or power supply or (5) place the school or a substantial groupof the school in fear of serious bodily injury. Violation of this policy may result in suspension, disciplinary probation and/or dismissal fromschool.THEFTStealing is a serious offense. Violation of this policy may result in an After School Detention, Saturday School, suspension, disciplinaryprobation and/or dismissal from school.TRUANCYTruancy is the intentional unauthorized absence from school and is considered an unexcused absence. Truancy may result in an After SchoolDetention, Saturday School, Suspension, disciplinary probation or dismissal from school.VANDALISMVandalism involving school property or property of a fellow student will be dealt with according to the gravity of the situation. Serious incidentswill result in dismissal. The student(s) involved ultimately bear all financial responsibility from the vandalism. Restitution will be required.Vandalism involves damaging property owned by others and/or damaging, destroying or defacing school property including but not limited tolocker, laptops, furniture and other equipment with graffiti or by other means. Violation of this policy may result in an After School Detention,Saturday School, suspension, disciplinary probation and/or dismissal from school.WEAPONSWeapons defined as any instrument used to damage life or property are prohibited at JPIIHS. A weapon may include but is not limited to guns,knives, clubs, mace, ammunition, matches, lighters, firecrackers, fireworks or any other pyrotechnic device. Violation of this policy may resultin suspension, disciplinary probation and/or dismissal from school.SECTION 12.02OFF CAMPUS BEHAVIORAL EXPECTATIONSJPIIHS students are encouraged to avoid out-of-school situations where activities are in contradiction to stated school policies andphilosophies. Students will be held accountable for any behavior that leads to the detriment of the good name of the school and the Diocese ofDallas. Violation of this policy may result in a Saturday School suspension, disciplinary probation and/or dismissal from school.John Paul II High School Student Handbook 2012-2013 42


SECTION 12.03DEFINITIONS OF SANCTIONS FOR BEHAVIORAL CODE VIOLATIONSThe sanctions listed below are provided as a guideline. In determining the appropriate sanction, a Dean will look at a variety of factors anddecide to utilize the sanctions in any combination deemed appropriate.a) AFTER SCHOOL DETENTION (ASD) A student will be assigned an ASD in cases of minor infractions. There is a $10.00 school fee foreach student assigned. ASD will take place Wednesdays from 3:55 PM to 4:55 PM and takes priority over tutoring and allextracurricular activities. Students will receive a notice of ASD via e-mail, with copies to the parent. Failure to check school e-mailwill not excuse a missed ASD. Students must be in full uniform to attend ASD. If they are not in full uniform they will not be admittedand it will be considered an unexcused absence from ASD. An unexcused absence from ASD will result in the assignment of anadditional ASD for the first occurrence and a Saturday School detention for the second occurrence. Notification or reminders ofdetentions and fines will be emailed to students and parents in a timely fashion.b) SATURDAY SCHOOL Saturday School is from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM on prescheduled Saturdays. Students arriving late, not in full uniformor without payment will not be admitted to Saturday School. Attendance is mandatory. Students who do not attend their session withoutprior approval, are tardy, not in complete uniform or do not pay the fee in advance will be suspended from school. There is a $30.00Saturday School fee for each student assigned. Notification or reminders of detentions and fines will be emailed to students andparents in a timely fashion.c) DISCIPLINARY PROBATION Typically incurred as a result of suspension, frequent repetition of the same offense, or for a seriousinfraction of the school’s rules; students are placed on probation and assigned terms of their probation by a Dean. Violation of theterms of probation is regarded as extremely serious and may be cause for dismissal. The status of all students on probation will bereviewed every semester. A parent/guardian will be notified. Each June decisions will be made on whether these students will havetheir probation extended, probation removed, or be allowed to return to JPIIHS in August.d) SUSPENSION Parents/guardians are notified of all suspensions. The student is restricted from entering the school campus or attendingany on or off-campus school related events during this period. Students are responsible for completing all assignments and testsmissed during this period and teachers will deduct a 20% penalty from grades on formative and summative work.e) DISMISSAL The most severe of judicial sanctions, dismissal results in a student’s forced withdrawal from JPIIHS. The tuition, fees,deposits, costs for textbooks and uniforms are not refundable.John Paul II High School Student Handbook 2012-2013 43


TYPE I TYPE II TYPE III TYPE IV TYPE VWARNING FINES SUSPENSION SUSPENSIONFINESAFTER SCHOOL DETENTIONSATURDAY SCHOOLCOUNSELINGPARENT CONFERENCEDISCIPLINARY PROBATIONDISMISSAL FROM SCHOOLAssaultAssaultBullying Bullying Bullying BullyingContinuous Misbehavior Continuous Misbehavior Continuous Misbehavior Continuous MisbehaviorDisrespect Disrespect Disrespect Disrespect DisrespectDisruptive Behavior Disruptive Behavior Disruptive Behavior Disruptive Behavior Disruptive BehaviorDrugs and Alcohol Drugs and Alcohol Drugs and AlcoholFelony Felony FelonyFighting Fighting FightingFood and DrinkFood and DrinkGambling Gambling Gambling HarassmentHarassment Harassment Harassment HarassmentIdentification CardsIdentification CardsLoiteringLoiteringMisdemeanor Misdemeanor MisdemeanorPrescription Drugs Prescription Drugs Prescription Drugs Prescription DrugsPublic Display of Affection Public Display of Affection Public Display of Affection Public Display of Affection Public Display of AffectionReckless Speech Reckless Speech Reckless Speech Reckless SpeechSmoking / Tobacco Smoking/Tobacco Smoking/Tobacco Smoking/TobaccoTerroristic Threat Terroristic Threat Terroristic ThreatTheft Theft Theft Theft TheftTruancy Truancy Truancy Truancy TruancyVandalism Vandalism Vandalism Vandalism VandalismWeapons Weapons WeaponsSECTION 12.04DISCIPLINARY EXIT POLICYJPIIHS holds an Exit Conference for students failing to meet the standards of the school community in academics and/or behavior. Separation fromthe school may happen at any time during the school year and is at the discretion of the President/designee. If the decision is made for academicand/or disciplinary probation and/or exiting the school, the parents/guardian, student and Dean will meet, review the situation and theconsequences and the school will provide written documentation of the consequence. The school requires that the parents and student sign andreturn the documentation to the school and the documentation be kept in the student’s file. Students who fail to meet the behavioral expectationsof JPIIHS will have their behavior reviewed during each semester. Chronic misbehavior, even minor incidents, may lead to major consequences.Any student who receives a substantial number of detentions, Saturday Schools or a suspension may be placed on disciplinary probation and/ordismissed from the school. If the school is not the best match for the student, the student’s re-enrollment will be held. If re-enrollment has beenissued before a student has demonstrated that he/she is not able to meet the expectations of JPIIHS, the school reserves the right to withdraw theoffer of re-enrollment. The tuition, fees, deposits, costs for textbooks and uniforms are not refundable.John Paul II High School Student Handbook 2012-2013 44


CHAPTER 13 - TECHNOLOGY RESPONSIBLE USE POLICYSECTION 13.01INTRODUCTIONThis document is intended to educate students, faculty, and staff of JPIIHS on the ethics and rules of technology use. All students, faculty, and staffare expected to read and comply with this document. In order to make use of JPIIHS computer and network resources, students must agree to followthe guidelines established in this policy by returning the signature page from the Student Handbook properly completed.SECTION 13.02ACCESSAccess to JPIIHS technology, the JPIIHS network, the Internet, computers, and other technology resources, shall be made available to students,faculty, and staff primarily for instructional and administrative purposes and in accordance with administrative regulations. Limited personal useof the system shall be permitted if the use:a) Imposes no tangible cost on the JPIIHS.b) Does not unduly burden the JPIIHS computer or network resources.c) Has no adverse effect on an employee’s job performance or a student’s academic performance.SECTION 13.03JPIIHS PROPERTYThe equipment, software and network resources provided through JPIIHS are and remain the property of JPIIHS. Users of JPIIHS equipmentshall comply with all policies, procedures, and guidelines of JPIIHS and access may be denied to any student, employee, or community memberwho fails to comply with JPIIHS policies, procedures, and guidelines. The person in whose name a system account, hardware or software isissued will be responsible for its proper use at all times.SECTION 13.04JPIIHS SOFTWAREAll software used in JPIIHS computers must be legally licensed with proper documentation and approved by the JPIIHS Technology Department.Software will only be installed by personnel approved by the Technology Department.SECTION 13.05PERSONAL SOFTWAREPersonal software may not be installed on JPIIHS technology.SECTION 13.06PERSONAL COMPUTERSNon-authorized personal computers and peripheral equipment may not be used at JPIIHS. JPIIHS licensed software may not be loaded on non-JPIIHS computers unless the licensing agreement includes provisions for that action. JPIIHS licensed software must be removed from personalcomputers and returned to JPIIHS upon leaving JPIIHS employment. JPIIHS accepts no liability for loss or damage to these personal computersor peripheral equipment.SECTION 13.07MONITORED USEJPIIHS technology use by students, faculty, and staff is not private and may be monitored at any time by designated JPIIHS staff to ensureappropriate use. JPIIHS reserves the right to inspect user directories for inappropriate materials or executable files and programs that areunauthorized and may affect the operation of the network. Such files are subject to removal when found. Additionally, JPIIHS reserves the right tomonitor access to and use of email, the Internet, or other network or computer-related activities, engage in routine computer maintenance andhousekeeping, carry out internal investigations, prepare responses to request for public records, or disclose messages, data, or files to lawenforcement or other legal authorities. JPIIHS reserves the right to confiscate and analyze any electronic device that may connect to or utilizeJPIIHS network resources.John Paul II High School Student Handbook 2012-2013 45


SECTION 13.08INTELLECTUAL PROPERTYStudents shall retain all rights to work that they create using JPIIHS technology. As agents of JPIIHS, employees shall have limited right to workthey create using JPIIHS technology. JPIIHS shall retain the right to use any product created by an employee on JPIIHS technology even when theauthor is no longer employed.SECTION 13.09COMMERCIAL USEJPIIHS technology resources may not be used for commercial purposes and/or for personal gain.SECTION 13.10NETWORK OVERLOADThe authorized JPIIHS systems administrator may intercept any email messages or other transmissions that have the capacity to overloadcomputer resources. Video and audio transmissions on the JPIIHS network may only be used when relevant to instruction. Electronic chainletters and/or downloading of materials from the Internet that may negatively impact the performance of the JPIIHS network are prohibited.Deliberate and/or repeated transmission of material that negatively affects the instructional and administrative functions of the JPIIHS networkwill be treated as violations of the JPIIHS Acceptable Use Policy and actions will be taken in accordance with that policy.SECTION 13.11EMAILAccess to the JPIIHS email system is a privilege and certain responsibilities accompany that privilege. JPIIHS users are expected to demonstratethe same level of ethical and professional conduct as is required in face-to-face or written communications. Users should be mindful that use ofschool related email addresses might cause some recipients or other readers of that mail to assume they represent JPIIHS, whether or not thatwas the user’s intention. JPIIHS students and staff are required to utilize and maintain their email accounts as an effective means ofcommunication. Failure to do so may result in disciplinary action. JPIIHS students and staff may not use their school provided email addressesand/or equipment to sign-up, subscribe or register for non-instructional / non-business web services or social networking sites. Violations mayresult in disciplinary actions.SECTION 13.12SOCIAL MEDIA STUDENT GUIDELINESDue to the wealth of new social media tools available to students, student products and documents have the potential to reach audiences farbeyond the classroom. This translates into a greater level of responsibility and accountability for everyone. Below are guidelines students inJohn Paul II High School should adhere to when using Web tools in the classroom or in any way related to classroom or School activities.Also understand that as a JPIIHS student you represent the School even when you are not posting to social media during class time, and youshould follow these guidelines anytime you post material that could identify you or your relationship to the School.1. Be aware of what you post online. Social media venues are very public. What you contribute leaves a digital footprint for all to see. Donot post anything you wouldn't want friends, acquaintances, parents, teachers, college admissions officers or a future employer to see.2. Follow the school's code of conduct when writing online. It is acceptable to disagree with someone else's opinions, however, do it in arespectful way. Make sure that criticism is constructive and not hurtful. What is inappropriate in the classroom is inappropriate online.3. Be safe online. Never give out personal information, including, but not limited to, last names, phone numbers, addresses, exactbirthdates, and pictures. Do not share your password with anyone besides your teachers and parents.4. Linking to other websites to support your thoughts and ideas is recommended. However, be sure to read the entire article prior to linkingto ensure that all information is appropriate for a school setting.5. Do your own work! Do not use other people's intellectual property without their permission. Be aware that it is a violation of copyrightlaw to copy and paste other's thoughts. It is good practice to hyperlink to your sources.6. Be aware that pictures, videos, songs, and audio clips may also be protected under copyright laws. Verify you have permission to use theimages, videos, songs or other clips.7. How you represent yourself online is an extension of yourself. Do not misrepresent yourself by using someone else's identity.8. Blog and wiki posts should be well written. Follow writing conventions including proper grammar, capitalization, and punctuation. If youedit someone else's work be sure it is in the spirit of improving the writing.9. If you run across inappropriate material that makes you feel uncomfortable, or is not respectful, tell your teacher right away.10. Students who do not abide by these terms and conditions may lose their opportunity to take part in the project and/or access to futureuse of online tools.John Paul II High School Student Handbook 2012-2013 46


PARENT GUIDELINESClassroom blogs and other social media are powerful tools that open up communication between students, parents, and teachers. This kind ofcommunication and collaboration can have a huge impact on learning. John Paul II High School encourages parents to participate in such projectswhen appropriate, but requests that Parents act responsibly and respectfully at all times, understanding that their conduct not only reflectson the School community, but will be a model for our students as well.Parents should adhere to the following guidelines:1. Parents should expect communication from teachers prior to their child’s involvement in any project using online social media applications,i.e., blogs, wikis, podcast, discussion forums, etc.2. Parents will be asked to sign a release form for students when teachers set up social media activities for classroom use.3. Parents will not attempt to destroy or harm any information online.4. Parents will not use classroom social media sites for any illegal activity, including violation of data privacy laws.5. Parents are highly encouraged to read and/or participate in social media projects.6. Parents should not distribute any information that might be deemed personal about other students participating in the social media project.7. Parents should not upload or include any information that does not also meet the student guidelines above.SECTION 13.13NETWORK ETIQUETTEUsers are expected to observe the following etiquette:a) Be polite. Messages typed in capital letters are the computer equivalent of shouting and are considered rude.b) Use appropriate language; swearing, vulgarity, ethnic or racial slurs, and any other inflammatory language are prohibited.c) Pretending to be someone else when sending/receiving messages is considered inappropriate.d) Transmitting obscene messages or images is prohibited.SECTION 13.14TECHNOLOGY USER GUIDELINESThe severity of all violations are subject to administrative discretion before disciplinary action is taken.LEVEL I VIOLATIONS: AFTER SCHOOL DETENTIONa) Users shall not erase, rename, or make unusable any other individual’s files or programs.b) Users assigned a system account will be responsible for its proper use at all times. Users shall not authorize anyone else to use theirname, login, password, or files for any reason.c) Users shall not exchange passwords or attempt to discover another user’s password or gain unauthorized access to resources or informationwithin JPIIHS locally or at a remote location .d) Users shall not intentionally damage the system or information not belonging to them, intentionally misuse system sources, or allowothers to misuse system resources.e) Users shall not distribute any personal information about themselves or others by means of email, the Internet, or other technologymeans (i.e. social networking).f) JPIIHS students and staff are required to utilize and maintain their email accounts as an effective means of communication.LEVEL II VIOLATIONS: SATURDAY SCHOOLa) Users shall not use JPIIHS computers, networks, or other technology for any purposes other than legitimate learning or businesspurposes. Users shall not use any JPIIHS technology for unlawful purposes, such as the illegal copying, installation, storage ofsoftware, or gaining access to restricted information or resources.b) Users shall not attempt to disable or bypass established JPIIHS security protocols.c) Users shall not distribute any personal information about themselves or others by means of email, the Internet, or other technologymeans (i.e. social networking).John Paul II High School Student Handbook 2012-2013 47


LEVEL III VIOLATIONS: SUSPENSION / DISCIPLINARY PROBATIONa) Users may not redistribute copyrighted media, programs or data except within copyright laws and fair use exemptions or with the writtenpermission of the copyright holder/designee. Permission must be specified in the document or must be obtained directly from thecopyright holder/designee in accordance with applicable copyright laws.b) Users shall not illegally copy copyrighted software provided by JPIIHS. Note that, except as noted in the Copyright Notice at the end ofany software document, it is generally illegal to copy any software that has a copyright. The use of illegally copied software isconsidered a criminal offense and is subject to criminal prosecution.c) Users shall not deliberately use the computer to annoy or harass others with unacceptable language, images, threats, or post messagesthat could be damaging to another’s reputation.d) Users shall not purposefully access or publish materials that are abusive, obscene, sexually oriented, threatening, harassing, damaging toanother’s reputation, or illegal.LEVEL IV VIOLATIONS: SUSPENSION / DISCIPLINARY PROBATION / DISMISSALa) Users shall not intentionally write, produce, generate, copy, propagate, or attempt to introduce any computer code designed to selfreplicate,damage, or otherwise hinder the performance of any computer’s memory, file system, server, or software. Such software isoften called a bug, virus, worm, Trojan Horse, or some similar name.b) Users shall not purposefully access or publish materials that are abusive, obscene, sexually oriented, threatening, harassing, damaging toanother’s reputation, or illegal.c) Users shall not use the Internet or other electronic communication to threaten students or employees or cause disruption to theeducational process is prohibited.d) Users shall not use email or websites to encourage illegal behavior or threaten school safety.e) Users shall not send or post electronic messages that are abusive, obscene, sexually oriented, threatening, harassing, illegal or damagingto another’s reputation.SECTION 13.15SECURITYPhysical access to your workstation must be secure at all times. Laptops may not be left in unlocked or unsupervised rooms at any time.Laptops must be placed in a locked drawer or closet over weekends, during vacations or any extended period of time. Laptops taken off theJPIIHS campus must remain similarly secure at all times. Proprietary student and employee data should not be downloaded to a local computerunless specifically required to perform a job duty. Any sensitive data must be removed from local computers as soon as possible.SECTION 13.16COPYRIGHTThe electronic transmission or use of copyrighted materials (either sending or receiving) through the JPIIHS network without adherence to thecopyright law, fair use exemptions, required citation, or written permission by the author is prohibited.SECTION 13.17VANDALISMa) Users shall not intentionally damage the system, intentionally damage information not belonging to them, intentionally misuse systemsources, or allow others to misuse system resources.b) Users shall not tamper with, remove components from, or otherwise deliberately interfere with the operation of computers, networks,printers, or other associated peripherals. Such actions will be considered acts of vandalism and/or theft.SECTION 13.18DAMAGE TO JPIIHS OWNED LAPTOPS AND COMPUTER EQUIPMENTStudents and staff will be billed replacement costs for damaged items that are not covered under manufacturer warranty and for itemsintentionally damaged or lost.SECTION 13.19FORGERYForgery or attempted forgery of email messages is prohibited. Attempts to read, delete, copy, or modify the email of other system users, deliberateinterference with the ability of other system users to send/receive email, or the use of another person’s user ID and/or password is prohibited.John Paul II High School Student Handbook 2012-2013 48


SECTION 13.20STUDENT DATAStudents are responsible for maintaining current backups of their personal data by either JPIIHS prescribed methods or by other means. In order toexpedite Help Desk services, level one support may include reimaging of student hard drives. JPIIHS will not be responsible for the back up orrecovery of student data.SECTION 13.21WEB PAGESDevelopment of web pages for clubs/organizations and athletic teams must be approved by the Dean of Student Services and Plant Operations orthe Dean of Administrative Services.SECTION 13.22CONSENTNo original work created by any JPIIHS student or employee will be posted on a web page under JPIIHS control unless JPIIHS has receivedwritten consent from the student (and the student’s parent) or employee who created the work. No personally identifiable information about aJPIIHS student will be posted on a web page under the control of JPIIHS unless JPIIHS has received written consent from the student’s parent.An exception may be made for “directory information” as allowed by the Family Education Records Privacy Act and JPIIHS policy.SECTION 13.23CONSEQUENCESNon-compliance may result in suspension of access or termination of privileges and other disciplinary action consistent with JPIIHS policiesfound in this document. Violations of law may result in criminal prosecution as well as disciplinary action by JPIIHS. Restitution costsassociated with system restoration, hardware or software will be assessed against those responsible for degrading the system.SECTION 13.24LIABILITY DISCLAIMERJPIIHS shall not be liable for user’s inappropriate use of electronic communication resources or violations of copyright restrictions or otherlaws, users’ mistakes or negligence, and costs incurred by users. JPIIHS shall not be responsible for ensuring the accuracy, age appropriateness,or usability of any information found on the Internet.John Paul II High School Student Handbook 2012-2013 49


CHAPTER 14 - ACADEMIC HONOR CODESECTION 14.01STATEMENT OF PHILOSOPHYJohn Paul II High School is a community based on faith, honesty, integrity, mutual respect, and responsibility. John Paul II High School placesgreat emphasis upon integrity, an essential ingredient of one’s moral development, character and faith. Students are expected to uphold theAcademic Honor Code by representing themselves truthfully, doing their own work, and claiming for themselves only that which is truly theirs.In order to help students maintain a quality of community life from which all members can benefit, student members of the TRUTH Committee(Teaching Responsibility and Understanding To instill Honor) are charged with educating the student body on the meaning and importance ofpersonal integrity and maintaining the highest standards that foster creative and intellectual pursuits in accordance with the Academic HonorCode. Members of TRUTH committee are also charged with upholding and ensuring the integrity of the Academic Honor Code and taking partin the hearing procedures when necessary.The principles embodied in the Academic Honor Code are: All students are worthy of trust. Being trustworthy is an essential ingredient of character. Personal integrity is central to one’s moral development. Part of the mission of the school community is to foster a sense of moral responsibility in each of its students.SECTION 14.02STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIESIn each of your classes, you must become familiar with any directions given to you by your teachers. Special care needs to be made in the followingareas: Material that is and is not permitted for use on an examination or assignment. Limit of collaboration on projects and laboratory investigations. Attribution of sources of research (sources cited).The overall guiding principle is: “If your teacher does not explicitly allow material to be used, assume that it is a violation of the AcademicHonor Code to use that material”. Or “When in doubt, ask your teacher.”SECTION 14.03FACULTY RESPONSIBILITIESAs a faculty member, you are responsible for clearly articulating the principles of the Academic Honor Code and to clearly define how the AcademicHonor Code applies to your course(s). You should strive to create a positive learning environment that encourages academic integrity by following normal classroom practicesthat discourage students from having the opportunity to violate the Academic Honor Code. Examples are expanding the range betweenstudents while taking summative examinations, making multiple versions of exams, etc. You should clearly explain the conditions under which collaborative learning can take place in your classroom bywhen asking students to work in groups.offering guidelines Teachers should separate collaborative and individual work in a manner that would prevent unintentional violations of the Academic HonorCode. You are required to distribute a handout to students with information on what constitutes plagiarism when you assign a writing project inyour courses. One of our goals is to teach students to cite and use documents appropriately. Abide by the procedures of the Academic Honor Code for dealing with a violation of the Academic Honor Code. (See Procedure forSuspected Violations of the Academic Honor Code) Use an equivalent to the Statement of the Academic Honor Code on all summative assignments.SECTION 14.04John Paul II High School Student Handbook 2012-2013 50


STATEMENTS OF THE ACADEMIC HONOR CODE I will treat others as I would want to be treated. I will not lie, cheat, steal or tolerate those actions in others. I understand that if I violatethe John Paul II High School Academic Honor Code I will be referred to the Academic Honor Council for disciplinary action. I understandthat regardless of intent, student’s actions determine whether or not the student has violated the Academic Honor Code. Or I have neither given nor received unauthorized help on this _______. I will not tolerate this behavior in others. I understand that if I violatethe John Paul II High School Academic Honor Code I will be referred to the Academic Honor Council for disciplinary action. Iunderstand that regardless of intent, student’s actions determine whether or not the student has violated the Academic Honor Code.SECTION 14.05TYPES OF VIOLATIONS AND THEIR DEFINITIONSa) CHEATING is defined as attempting to gain an unfair advantage by using any act of deception: including, but not limited to, representinganother’s work as one’s own, working collaboratively on an assignment and turning in identical (or nearly identical) assessments,or aiding another student in such practices.i. Examples of cheating would be if the student attempts to use, is using, or is found to have used any item or form of assistance(including electronic devices) that is not approved by your teacher on an examination or assignment. A longer list of examplescan be seen on page 12.b) LYING is defined as making a false statement and/or avoiding acknowledging the truth with the intent to deceive concerning academicperformance. A longer list of examples can be seen on page 12.c) STEALING is defined as taking something that is not yours or not given to you. A longer list of examples can be seen on page 12.d) COPYING is defined as using another person’s work to complete a test, essay, laboratory investigation or assignment or to allow anotherstudent the use of your own work for that purpose. A longer list of examples can be seen on page 12.e) PLAGIARISM is defined as using someone else’s ideas or expressions in your writing without acknowledging the source.Regardless of the student’s intent, intent is not used to determine whether or not the student has violated the Academic Honor Code. Only thestudent’s actions will determine whether or not a violation has occurred.SECTION 14.06COLLABORATIVE LEARNINGCollaborative learning, which is defined as two or more students in active discussion and working on assignments, can have positive educationalbenefits and the Academic Honor Code will not forbid it. However, collaborative consultation must specifically be allowed by your teacher,if you are to be allowed to work collaboratively on assignments (please see notes about summative assignments below), care should be observedwhen working with other students. If a teacher explicitly forbids such actions, then it is a violation of the Academic Honor Code to engage in such actions. It is a basic tenet of education that any work turned in reflects only the writer’s work. Any ideas, expressions, interpretation ofdata, etc. that stem from a collaboration of students (if permitted by the teacher) must be acknowledged. Allowing a student access to the work or the work of another student without permission of the student and/or teacher is a violationof the Academic Honor Code. Asking students (or parents) to edit or review assignments before being turned in may or may not be allowed by the teacher. Itis the student’s responsibility to check with the teacher before allowing others to review and edit one’s work. If an assignment has both collaborative and individual components the students should ensure that no work was shared on theindividual portion. Taking credit for work performed in a group project even when the student has made little or no contribution to the work of theteam is a violation of the Academic Honor Code precepts of representing oneself truthfully.Summative assignments (tests, major laboratory investigations, final exams, major projects, etc.) are intended to measure a student’s understandingof the material. It is assumed that students will complete these assignments on their own; hence, collaborative consultation is prohibited,unless specifically allowed by the teacher.John Paul II High School Student Handbook 2012-2013 51


SECTION 14.07OTHER FORMS OF DISHONESTYMULTIPLE SUBMISSION OF WORK Teachers assign work to assess student’s understanding of material and to foster learning of new concepts.Students shall not submit academic work, or Christian Service hours sheet, that has previously been submitted without the prior approvalof the appropriate teacher for whose class the student intends to turn in the work. The teacher is justified in expecting that a learning objectivewill be met by the assignment; however, handing in something done previously may preclude this learning. Consequently, if a student hands inwork done elsewhere without receiving the teacher's approval, he or she will have violated the Academic Honor Code.ASSIGNEMENT REVIEW If a student did not complete an assignment that the teacher is reviewing or re-teaching, it is the student’s responsibilityto notify the teacher that he or she did not complete the assignment. The teacher may ask the student to stay in the classroom to benefitfrom the review or may ask him or her to step out of the classroom while the review is in progress.NOTE TAKING In the matter of open-note tests and quizzes, students must use their own notes.The taking of notes is an integral part of the learning process. The unauthorized use of another student’s notes detracts from the learning processand is considered a violation of the Academic Honor Code. Notes may include, but are not limited to: Lecture notes Reading notes Book notes (annotations)In the event of an absence, the teacher may allow the student to obtain the lecture notes from another student or may offer the student tutorialtime to cover the material missed.EXTRA CREDIT Extra credit may include, but is not limited to the following: Replacing a low grade (either formative or summative assignments). Extra points on an assignment or project. Study aid for use on a summative assignment. Additional grade in the grade book.Since the nature of extra credit varies widely, if a student is in violation of the Academic Honor Code on any extra credit assignment or assignments,the student’s case will be referred to the TRUTH Committee to determine the penalty that will occur.The following are guidelines that the TRUTH Committee will follow to determine the penalty. Nature of the assignment. Gravity of the violation of the Academic Honor Code. Circumstance of the violation. Previous infractions of the Honor Code.Depending on the nature of the violation and the lack of previous infractions of the Honor Code, the redemption process may be deferred tothe second violation of the Academic Honor Code.SECTION 14.08PROCEDURES FOR SUSPECTED VIOLATIONS OF THE ACADEMIC HONOR CODEIf a teacher becomes aware (through their own observation or via the testimony of another student or faculty member) of a possible violation ofthe Academic Honor Code, he or she is required to meet with the student and discuss their suspicions. After the meeting with the student, thediscussion must result in one of the following three outcomes: If it was determined to the teacher’s satisfaction that the initial suspicion was inconclusive, no office referral is required. However,the teacher is encouraged to use the discussion as a “teachable moment” and explain why the student’s action appeared suspicious.The teacher is required to fill out a Personal Teacher Conference form found on Eduphoria. If the teacher and the student both agree that there was a violation of the Academic Honor Code, follow the guidelines for acknowledginga violation below. If the teacher and the student cannot agree that there was a violation of the Academic Honor Code, follow the guidelines for contestinga violation below.a) ACKNOWLEDGING A VIOLATION: If there is agreement between the teacher and student: Teacher fills out office referral and turns into the appropriate school personnel. Student receives a grade of zero on the assignment. Teacher assigns alternative assignment (for no grade). Teacher and student are made aware if student can have the grade redeemed.John Paul II High School Student Handbook 2012-2013 52


Student must complete all counseling sessions for the grade to be redeemed. Redeemed grade (based on alternative assignment) is entered in the grade book (see the section entitled “Grade Redemption” for moreinformation).b)CONTESTING A VIOLATION If there is no agreement between teacher and student: Teacher fills out office referral and gives it to the appropriate school personnel. The Academic Honor Code Coordinator meets with student and student is given the opportunity to:o Acknowledge that a violation of the Academic Honor Code did, in fact, occur (the student is given the opportunity to recant theprevious denial that no violation of the Academic Honor Code occurred). The student would then be admitting a violationof the Academic Honor Code (See procedure above).o Request a hearing with the Academic Honor Council to determine if a violation of the Academic Honor Code has occurred. Ifa hearing is requested, the hearing will be held within a reasonable length of time (usually within 48 hours if possible).SECTION 14.09HEARING PROCEDURESThe council hearing begins promptly at the designated time with an introduction of those attending.The following may be present at the hearing: Panel of five (either three TRUTH students and two teachers, or two TRUTH students and three teachers) Referring teacher Student (must be present) Parent or counselor (silent observer invited by student) Coordinator of the Academic Honor Code or school Administrator (silent observer)Procedure of hearing: The referring teacher (if the teacher cannot be present the original office referral will be their statement) will have no more than 10minutes to explain their position. The student will have no more than 10 minutes to explain their position. Referring teacher is allowed a 5 minute rebuttal. The student is allowed a 5 minute rebuttal. Student and referring teacher are excusedDecision: Deliberation will last no longer than 15 minutes. A majority decision will determine if the student did or did not violate the Academic Honor Code A unanimous decision will determine whether a school service project is warranted due to violation of the Academic Honor Codepremise on lying. The panel will complete the Honor Council Report form and return it to appropriate school personnel immediately after the hearing.If the decision of the hearing is guilty, then: Student receives a zero on the assignment. Teacher assigns alternative assignment. Teacher and student are informed if student can have grade redeemed. Student must complete redemption process for grade to be redeemed (see the section entitled “Grade Redemption” for more information). Student may be assigned a "School Service Project” for the penalty of lying to the teacher, the Dean and the Academic Honor Council.(See the section entitled “Service Project Section” for more information.)If the decision of the hearing is not guilty, then: If the student completed the assignment, then the original grade is allowed to stand for full credit. If the student did not complete the assignment due to the teacher’s suspicion that a violation of the Academic Honor Code occurred,the teacher will give an alternative assessment that is not punitive in nature. Full credit earned will be earned on the alternativeassessment.John Paul II High School Student Handbook 2012-2013 53


SECTION 14.10LEVELS OF DISCIPLINARY ACTIONThe number of the offense of the Academic Honor Code is determined by the total number of incidents during a student’s matriculation at JohnPaul II High School. When a violation of the Academic Honor Code has occurred, the student will receive a zero on the assignment as wellas an alternative assignment for no grade to ensure mastery of the material regardless of the number of offences. Should a student be foundguilty in a hearing, a school service project may be assigned. Each consecutive offence will carry a different disciplinary consequence.For first offense: If student follows the redemption guidelines, the grade can be redeemed for no more than a 70. No further disciplinary action will be taken.For second offense: Saturday school is assigned and there is a loss of Spring Final Exam Exemption privileges.For third offense: Out of school suspension.For fourth offense (and any additional offense): A minimum three day suspension and additional sanctions that may result in the student’s expulsion.For each violation of the Academic Honor Code, the TRUTH Committee will notify the extra-curricular clubs and organizations of which thestudent is a participant to see if a violation of their by-laws has occurred. It will be the responsibility of each organization to determine anappropriate action.Note: Students may be placed on disciplinary probation or be assigned a school service project at any time.SECTION 14.11SCHOOL SERVICE PROJECTThe premise of any judicial hearing is to determine the truth of what transpired. It is this premise that forms the foundation of the School ServiceProject. If a student is found guilty of violating the Academic Honor Code in a hearing of the Academic Honor Council, the studentmay be assigned a school service project to complete. The school service project can be assigned for the violation of the Academic HonorCode premise on lying. In order to be assigned a school service project, the panel must vote unanimously that the student is guilty of lyingto one or more of the following people. The classroom teacher who first approached the student with his or her suspicion. The Coordinator of the Academic Honor Code or Dean who met with the student. The members of the Academic Honor Council in the hearing.SECTION 14.12ALTERNATIVE ASSIGNEMENTThe goal of teachers is to instruct their students and assess their level of mastery of the material in the curriculum. If a student violates theAcademic Honor Code, then there has not been a valid assessment of a student’s level of learning. Teachers are justified in asking for ademonstration of a student’s level of mastery of work before proceeding further into the curriculum. The alternative assignment is not designedto be punitive in nature; rather, it is used to determine the level of mastery of the curriculum material.SECTION 14.13REDEMPTIONSGrade Redemption: A central tenet of Catholicism is the concept of redemption and forgiveness. The John Paul II High School AcademicHonor Code allows students to learn from their mistakes and to develop guidelines for moral and ethical living. Therefore, student will have anopportunity to “redeem” the grade to no more than 70%. This redeemed grade will be based on the alternate assignment. Students are allowedto redeem one grade during their matriculation at John Paul II High School.The student must complete the following: Attend and participate in a counseling and discussion meeting with students of the TRUTH committee. Undergo a counseling session with the campus minister.After the student has successfully completed the above, the referring teacher will be notified of the student’s eligibility to have the grade redeemed.John Paul II High School Student Handbook 2012-2013 54


Senior Exam Redemption Policy: If a student has lost their exemption privileges as a freshmen or sophomore, they may apply to the RedemptionPanel to have their Senior Exam Exemptions reinstated. The panel will consist of two faculty members and at least three but no more thanfive Truth committee members. A formal application and essay will be provided to the Coordinator of the Academic Honor Code by thestudent no later than April 15 th of the spring semester of their senior year. To be eligible for senior exam redemptions, the student mustmeet all JPIIHS standard criteria, as well as personal teacher criteria for AP classes, before the application can be submitted to the panel.(See the section 3.25 of the Student Handbook for detailed criteria)SECTION 14.14TRUTH MEMBERSHIPAs a part of the Academic Honor Council at John Paul II High School, we have the student-led TRUTH committee -- Teaching Responsibilityand Understanding Through Honor. The TRUTH committee will normally be composed of four sophomores, five juniors and six seniors.Once elected to TRUTH, the students will remain a part of TRUTH for their entire school career, unless they choose to step down or theyare found in violation of the Academic Honor Code. If a vacancy occurs, the selection process will be followed as normal.Selection Process Each teacher will be asked to nominate students at the end of each school year. The list will be compiled and distributed to all faculty members. Any teacher may request a student’s name be removed from the listfor cause. After all teachers have reviewed the list of nominated students, the faculty advisor will meet with the prospective students and explainthe role of the TRUTH Committee. Students will then have an opportunity to remove their name from the list. An election will be held during advisory. Four students will be selected from the incoming sophomore class. One, or more as needed, additional student from the sophomore and junior class will be elected to be a members during their respectivejunior and/or senior year. Normally the required number of students in a grade classification receiving the highest vote total will be elected to the TRUTHCommittee. In cases of ties or other extenuating circumstances, the faculty advisory may select more students than the required number in agrade classification.SECTION 14.15ROLE OF TRUTHThe role of TRUTH will be to: educate students/faculty about the Academic Honor Code and Honor Council proceedings; assist the Academic Honor Council Committee (made up of teachers and TRUTH Students) in determining the guilt or innocence ofstudents sent before the Academic Honor Council for violation of the Academic Honor Code; make presentations to the student body; provide feedback about the Honor Code; provide a student voice in selecting the School Service/Work Sanction for violators of the Academic Honor Code; develop educational materials for use by students who violated the Academic Honor Code; promote honor among John Paul II High School students.SECTION 14.16EXAMPLES OF ACADEMIC DISHONESTYCHEATING is defined as attempting to gain an unfair advantage by using any act of deception: including, but not limited to, representing another’swork as one’s own, working collaboratively on an assignment and turning in identical (or nearly identical) assessments, or aiding anotherstudent in such practices.Examples of cheating would be if the student attempts to use, is using, or is found to have used any item or form of assistance that is not approvedby your teacher on an examination or assignment. These can include, but are not limited to: Using a “cheat sheet” with work/information to be used on an essay or exam. Passing notes during a test or assignment.o Using gestures or signals (tapping of fingers, sign language, clicking of pens, etc.) with the intent of communicating answers. Writing information where it can be seen during the test or assignment.John Paul II High School Student Handbook 2012-2013 55


o Leaving any notes, spirals, or related material out during a test or to be used on an assignment (unless specifically allowedby the teacher).o Sharing or handing over any work, notes, spirals, or related material about a test or assignment to another student (unlessspecifically allowed by the teacher). Programming information into a graphing calculator for use on any examination. Sharing of calculators during an examination. Passing specific information from one class to another concerning examination material (including essay prompts). Citing hours of service that have not been completed.Another example of cheating is attempting to use, using or being found to have used any electronic device to help yourself or others to gain anunfair advantage. The use of electronic devices in a manner that is not permitted by the teacher is prohibited. These can include, but arenot limited to: Using a text message to communicate information about an exam or other assignment. E-mailing messages to communicate information about an exam or other assignment. Looking up information on the Internet or on your computer while taking an on-line test.o Programming the answers into a calculator for your use on an exam or for you to give to another person for his or her use. Using computer notes or pop-ups to display information.o Intentionally hiding websites that can give you an unfair advantage on your assignment or examination. Using audio and visual media devices that contain information. Using cameras or cell phones to take photos of the exam. Using a cell phone or other electronic device in a manner not allowed by the teacher . Using sources other than what is assigned by the teacher. Using an English translation of a work that is to be read in its original language.o Using a condensed version or study aid (Spark Notes, or Cliff Notes) that is not allowed by the instructor.LYING is defined as making a false statement and/or avoiding acknowledging the truth with the intent to deceive concerning academic performance.Some examples of lying can include, but are not limited to: Giving information that could alter a statement’s overall validity. Manipulating information on academic records. Manipulating personal work, including altering grades or answers after submitting work (including altering answers while grading theassignment in class). Passing off another student’s work as one’s own. Stating half-truths to administrators or teachers. Falsely claiming illness or other extenuating circumstances for the purpose of gaining extended time to complete an assignment orstudy for examinations. Exceeding time limits on timed tests (whether in class or take-home tests). Claiming false computer problems to gain extended time on assignments. Exaggerating the amount of work that you have performed in a group project. Making up interviews and citing them. Falsifying laboratory data on any experiment. Falsifying information about Christian Service hours, whether it is the number of hours, signature, phone number or other requiredinformation. Sitting in a seat that is not assigned to you and telling a substitute teacher that it is your assigned seat.STEALING is defined as taking something that is not yours or not given to you.Some examples of stealing can include, but are not limited to: Removing items from another person’s bag, locker, etc. without his or her permission. Removing files from another person’s computer. Taking a printed paper from a student print station that is not yours. Removing items from a classroom or other school room without permission. Taking papers or items from a desk, office, etc. without permission. Taking an answer key without the consent of that teacherJohn Paul II High School Student Handbook 2012-2013 56


COPYING is defined as using another person’s work to complete a test, essay, laboratory investigation or assignment or to allow another studentthe use of your own work for that purpose.Some examples of coping can include, but are not limited to: Taking another student’s work and using his or her work and claiming it is yours alone, including receiving or emailing a word documentto another student and having that student turn it in as his/her own. Taking/Using an answer key without the consent of that teacher. Copying another student’s homework, test, or any form of an assignment. Giving another student your own work and allowing him or her to copy it for their use. Copying another student’s computer code (computer program). Copying Christian Service hours sheet, whether it is your own from a previous session or another students. Cutting and pasting off the Internet without citing the original author of that specific piece of work or turning that work in as your own.PLAGIARISM is defined as using someone else’s ideas or expressions in your writing without acknowledging the source.Some examples of plagiarism can include, but are not limited to: Having a parent or another person write an essay which you turn in as your own work. Purchasing from the Internet a paper that you turn in as your own work. Paying anybody to write or complete an assignment for you. Failing to cite the source of a statement used in one’s own work. Giving a false citation for a statement used in one’s own work. Paraphrasing a passage and representing it as one’s own work. Failing to cite a source in your bibliography (or sources cited section). Copying someone’s work (from a book or Internet) without citing the source. Using a document as one’s own. Using opinions that are not your own. Conducting interviews and not citing or attributing the words to the interviewee.INTENT Regardless of intent, the student’s actions determine whether or not the student has violated the Academic Honor Code.Some examples of actions that can lead to a violation of the honor code (no matter your intent) can include, but are not limited to: Giving your paper to another student (with or without your knowledge of their purpose) to look at. Talking about an exam with students before they have had a chance to take the test. Talking about writing prompts with other students before they have had a chance to write about that prompt. Talking about formulas used on exams with students before they have had a chance to take the test.In conclusion, if you provide another student(s) with the opportunity and means to cheat (no matter your motive) you are in violation of theAcademic Honor Code.John Paul II High School Student Handbook 2012-2013 57

More magazines by this user
Similar magazines