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VALLEY VIEW HIGH SCHOOL. Freshman Orientation Welcome . “A student’s freshman-year course performance is much more important for graduation than their background characteristics and prior achievement (or lack of).” (CHICAGO SCHOOL STUDY).

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freshman orientation welcome

VALLEY VIEW

HIGH SCHOOL

Freshman OrientationWelcome

“A student’s freshman-year course performance is much more important for graduation than their background characteristics and prior achievement (or lack of).” (CHICAGO SCHOOL STUDY)

valley view high school is a school of excellence
Valley View High School is a SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE!

TEN (10) Consecutive Years!

  • Attendance Rate
  • OGT standards (5 areas, R,W,M,S,SS)
  • Graduation Rates
topics for today
Topics for today

1. Graduation Requirements

2. Legal and Safety Awareness

3. Clubs and Groups

  • Attendance
  • Advisory Panel
  • Code of Conduct
  • Athletics
how will we cover these topics
How will we cover these topics?
  • Students and parents will divide into 7 groups and rotate between sessions.
  • NHS students will escort your group.
  • Sessions rotate every 20 minutes
code of conduct assistant principal
CODE OF CONDUCTAssistant Principal

Learning the rules and culture of your new school.

Read and learn the student Code of Conduct in your AGENDA BOOK.

research study
RESEARCH STUDY:

NINTH-GRADE “F’s” or GPA can be used to predict about 80% of those students who will graduate from high school.

you re here good move
You’re here. GOOD MOVE!

Our data indicates freshmen who have attended our orientation had:

1. Higher GPA’s than those who do not attend (0.33 higher)

2. Lower discipline incidents

(3 less/year).

learn the code of conduct
Learn the Code of Conduct!

(Data is merely a representation of trends, not numerically correct.)

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The social setting is different

Junior High School age range: 12-14

High School range: 14-19 (and even older)

Behavioral Expectations

are raised

in high school

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BASIC

DISIPLINARY OPTIONS

-Verbal reprimand

-Parental Contact

-Detention (30 min. after school)

-Extended School (2 hrs. after school)

-A.E.P. (Alt. Ed. Placement…in-school isolation for 1 to 5+ days)

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Additional Disciplinary Options

-Suspension (up to 10 school days)

-Expulsion (up to 80 add’l school days)

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Legal Complications

-Police Contact (charges)

-MSJ Court (vs. Juvenile Court)

dress code no no s
DRESS CODE no-no’s

You may not wear or be in possession of a hat, or head covering during the school day

(7:40 to 2:38).

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You may wear your hoodie,

with THE HOOD down,

DURING THE SCHOOL DAY (7:40-2:38)

Before/After school like this

During school like this

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DRESS CODE VIOLATIONS MAY PUT YOU IN A.E.P.

FOR THE SCHOOL DAY!

NOPE!

SHORTS/(skirts) TOO SHORT

NOPE!

No sleeves & no straps

NOPE!

Midriff & straps too narrow

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Boys too

  • Pants are to be up around your waist; cannot be a safety hazard; cannot show underwear or undershorts
  • If a staff member can tell you/me the color of your underwear/undershorts then you are in violation of the dress code.
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No HOLES!!

No HOLES!!

No HOLES!!

Tape, pins, staples, leggings, underwear, are NOT a solution to having a hole in clothes

No Pins

No Staples

NO TAPE

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NO SLIPPERS &

NO PAJAMAS

NO booze

No drugs

NO cigs

NO sex

NO boxers

and no cleavage!

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1 EXCEPTION TO BOOK BAG RULE:

“Cinch” bags may be used to take clothes TO and FROM gym class only.

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A cinch bag or purse becomes a book bag when you carry books in it.

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INCLUDES:

bus stops

bus

school grounds

any school activity (including those not at VVHS.)

bus procedures
BUS PROCEDURES
  • Students are not allowed to ride a bus other than the one they are assigned to ride.
  • The Valley View transportation will not change pick-up or drop-off locations (without 5 days notice).
  • 855-3897 Transportation
new responsibilities concerns
New responsibilities/concerns

Must click it. (Safety Belt)

NO GOOFING

No riding in the back

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Stay away from substance abuse!

Students BEWARE!

One mistake and your school year or season can be over. Or both.

Be Aware.

(Any form of tobacco)

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Students who drink these tend to fall asleep in class, so they are not allowed in school.

“Marley’s Mellow Mood”

Flavored Tobacco Pellets Are Denounced as a Lure to Young Users

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Be aware of our “AIRPORT ATMOSPHERE”

No threats;

no mention of weapons, guns, bombs, plots.

You can’t even joke about it. NO KIDDING & NO PARODY.

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www.valleyview.k12.oh.usclick on concerns helpline

Securing a safe learning environment

Over 2 dozen security cameras

Lockers are school property

and subject to search

Drug dogs search cars & lockers

actions of intolerance
ACTIONS of INTOLERANCE
  • No amount of bullying/harassment is acceptable.
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Harassment

  • Hazing
  • Initiations
  • Bullying

…illegal and a violation of the Code of Conduct.

***ANY behavior toward another person which makes them feel uncomfortable is not okay.

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Cyber-bullying

NEXUS to school?

If so, it does not matter from where the student hits “SEND”, it is bullying/harassment.

ANY form of bullying is wrong and if it effects the school learning environment it will be dealt with.

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Ewww!

No public displays of affection!

a high school dance is not for club dancing be appropriate at school
A high school dance is not for ‘club’ dancing. Be appropriate at school.

No moshing

No sexually

explicit dancing

(If you need this, go to a club.)

only 8 semesters until may 2016
ONLY 8 Semesters until May 2016!
  • Be involved
  • STUDY/DO YOUR WORK(No “F’s)
  • Talk with your teachers
  • Ask for help
  • Follow the rules
  • Get off to a great start