The faculty and staff of Robertson High School welcome you as a new member of our school community. Our program is designed to assist you in earning a high school diploma, or to help you return to a traditional high school.
Our program was designed to help students focus on learning and to provide credit recovery. We have smaller class sizes, more personalized services, and accelerated courses.
Our school is not based on a semester class schedule. We enroll students every twelve weeks. We have three trimesters, so you will be able to complete 18 courses or 90 credits in one year. In order to finish all of these classes in one school year, you must study hard, attend school, and take home extra work.
Our school offers many opportunities and a fresh start. It is important that you take advantage of them. Robertson has much to offer, and we are confident that you will find success here.
You are encouraged to work on the following areas as you attend Robertson High School:
WHO ATTENDS THE ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM?
The student body consists of young people, who because of unusual responsibilities or personal problems, find that the alternative school program more effectively meets their needs. Students who attend Robertson have often fallen behind academically and come here for a fresh start.
ROBERTSON IS AN INTERVENTION!
It is important to understand that Robertson is an intervention program for students to make-up credits and/or improve their attendance. Should a student continue to fall behind or is otherwise unsuccessful, he/she will be referred back to his/her home school.
The orientation meeting is designed to help you and your parent/guardian understand and appreciate our school. It is our desire that this meeting will help you gain a deeper understanding of the school’s overall program.
EXPECTED SCHOOLWIDE LEARNING RESULTS
1. Demonstrate good citizenship and
respect for diversity
2. Think critically and solve problems
3. Possess a post-high school transition
4. Communicate effectively in writing
5. Demonstrate self-motivation and
“Our mission is to offer educational opportunities that motivate, challenge and prepare at-risk students to succeed in an ever-changing and diverse world.”
Education (Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment)
o provide a rigorous standards-based curriculum.
o use a variety of instructional strategies to engage our students.
o have high expectations of ourselves and our students.
o use a variety of methods to assess and refine our students’ education as part of an ongoing cycle of inquiry.
School Environment (Safety, Culture, Climate)
o promote a safe and respectful school environment by modeling positive communication, exhibiting respectful behaviors, and developing a climate where all are welcome and safe.
o cultivate a school environment that values learning and success by recognizing and rewarding student growth.
o advocate for improved nutrition on campus and emphasize healthy living.
o continue to develop, refine, and implement protocols to ensure student and staff safety.
Community Relations (All Stakeholders)
o strategically create partnerships with all stakeholders by planning inclusive events and activities.
o regularly communicate in a variety of ways with all stakeholders and ask them for their feedback about the services we provide.
School Support Services
o make sure that each student has an individual academic plan.
o provide access to student information in a timely manner.
o provide a variety of on-site interventions including: social/emotional and substance abuse counseling, academic tutoring, and English Language Learner support
Real World Applications (School-to-work, making learning meaningful, ROP, career guidance/counseling)
o implement relevant vocational training in addition to exposing students to real jobs and careers, while fostering a desire to succeed.
o ensure that each graduate has a secondary transition plan.
o provide access, resources, and support for students to complete 40 service learning hours.
ROBERTSON POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
These pages are very important and must be read by both student and parent.
A SHARED RESPONSIBILITY
To carry out the district’s discipline policy and to establish standards of behavior, the following responsibilities are assigned by the Board of Education.
RESPONSIBILITES OF PUPILS
It is the right of every eligible pupil to enroll in school. The privilege of remaining in school may be denied to pupils whose poor academic progress, attendance, or behaviors make their continued enrollment inadvisable. Robertson is a school of choice, not a student’s home high school. It is a privilege to attend here. Pupils must assume that consequences may occur. To remain here a pupil must:
RESPONSIBILITIES OF ADMINISTRATORS
The administration is responsible for providing leadership that will establish, encourage and promote good teaching and effective learning. It is the responsibility of the Superintendent and administrative staff to:
RESPONSIBILITIES OF PARENTS
To assist pupils in maintaining acceptable standards of behavior, parents are expected to hold frequent discussions with their students on the following responsibilities:
We also expect parents to periodically
Parents should provide supportive action for the regular and punctual attendance of the students in the following ways:
RESPONSIBILITES OF TEACHERS
The major responsibility of the classroom teacher is to instruct students. In meeting the educational needs of the pupils, the teacher is responsible for the following:
RESPONSIBILITES OF COUNSELORS
IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS
Robertson High School 657-9155
VISTA (Independent Study) 657-7028
Regional Occupation Program 657-1865
Community Counseling and
Education Service 792-4964
Second Chance 792-4357
Principal, Salvador Herrera, Jr. 49105
Vice Principal, Heidi McFadden 49107
Safe Coordinator, Jeff Waller 49111
Counselor, Bonnie Lackore (A-L) 49109
Counselor, Michael Hellerud (M-Z) 49112
School Resource Officer,
Derek Burns 49108
Office Staff Extension
Secretary, Mrs. H. 49101
Librarian, Suzanne Creek 49022
Registrar, Linda Weidner 49110
Attendance Clerk, TBA 49104
Ms. Asthana, Science 49013
Ms. Atwell, Resource 49019
Mr. Barry, Art 49021
Ms. Ballard, Science 49011
Ms. Diaconis, English 49016
Mrs. Guajardo, Social Science 49029
Mrs. Jemo, Mathematics 49211
Mrs. Miranda, Social Science 49129
Mrs. Monte, English 49018
Ms. Shah, Math 49212
Ms. Shepherd, ROP 49024
Mrs. Swayze, English/Soc. Sci. 49025
Ms. Perez, English 49017
Mr. Popst, Film/Social Science 49005
Mr. Rosenblum, Resource 49014
Ms. Suen, Mathematics 49213
Mr. Aaron Thorndike, Math 49214
Students who must take medicine at school must leave it with the secretary after having the required medical form completed by their doctor. A signed parent note must be attached to the container. It should explain when, how, and under what circumstances the medicine must be taken. Students may not carry any medication with them. Medical release forms for inhalers and other self-administered medication can be picked up from the office.
How Robertson Works
All Robertson students enter our program deficient in credits. We have designed a program to meet their needs. Robertson is based on a trimester system, meaning that students may complete three full sets of classes instead of two. Each trimester, students are scheduled into 6 classes. At the end of the year, if students complete all 6 classes each trimester, they can earn up to 90 credits. At a traditional high school, students earn approximately 60 credits per year.
Class A x 5 credits
Class B x 5 credits
Class C x 5 credits
Class D x 5 credits
Class E x 5 credits
Class F x 5 credits
Total: 30 Credits
Class A x 5 credits
Class B x 5 credits
Class C x 5 credits
Class D x 5 credits
Class E x 5 credits
Class F x 5 credits
Total: 30 Credits
Class A x 5 credits
Class B x 5 credits
Class C x 5 credits
Class D x 5 credits
Class E x 5 credits
Class F x 5 credits
Total: 30 Credits Total Credits Per Year: 90
THE ABCs of “GOOD STANDING”
Good standing is an important aspect of being a student at Robertson. There are three areas of “good standing:”
a) Attendance, b) Behavior, and c) Credit completion. A student who has poor performance in two of the three areas is in jeopardy of being referred back to his/her home school or another program at the end of a semester. In order to remain at Robertson, students must attend school regularly, complete classes in a timely manner, and not have excessive behavioral referrals or other disciplinary actions.
The first aspect of “Good Standing” is attendance.
According to California law, you must attend school until you are 18 years-old, pass the California High School Proficiency Exam, the GED, or graduate.
It is also important to note that any student who misses more than three full days of school during a school year is considered a truant.
EC Section 48260 (a): Any pupil subject to compulsory full-time education or compulsory continuation education who is absent from school without a valid excuse three full days or tardy or absent more than any 30-minute period during the school day without a valid excuse on three occasions in one school year, or any combination thereof, is a truant and shall be reported to the attendance supervisor or the superintendent of the school district.
If you have been absent for any reason, you are to come to the office for clearance. You are to do this in all cases, even if your absence has been cleared by your parent or guardian. Any student who comes to school after 8:45am must come to the office for an admittance slip.
A parent or guardian should inform the school by telephone (510-657-9155- To access the absent line, press 2 after inputting the main number.) when a student will be absent. A call between 7:30am and 9:00am on the day of the absence is greatly appreciated.
If the parent/guardian cannot phone, the school must have a note explaining the absence. This is state law. The student can bring a note verifying an absence to the attendance clerk before school begins on the date of his/her return. The note should include:
1. The student’s name.
2. The date(s) of the absence.
3. The reason for the absence.
4. The parent’s/guardian’s signature.
Students who are tardy to school must obtain an admit slip from the office in order to enter class. Students who are habitually tardy to class seriously interfere with class work and inconvenience teachers as well as fellow students.
Continued unexcused tardies will result in progressive discipline.
Attendance Office. (See EC Section 48260 under “Attendance)
Your progress in school, credits, and eventual graduation depend upon your accomplishments and time in class. To get full credit for every class, you must be in class when the first bell rings and be ready to work when class begins. If you are late,
you may be subject to detention or loss of privileges.
Punctuality is one of our major objectives. Hopefully, this will carry over into the
“world of work.” Assume responsibility for your actions!
Cuts and Unexcused Absences
A cut will result in parent notification and a referral to the Assistant or Vice Principal for a lunch detention/tutorial in the Responsibilities Center. A second cut will carry the same consequence. Ongoing cuts will result in parent conferences and one-week of lunch detentions.
Absences and Course Completion
Students may complete classes at Robertson 30 days faster than at the traditional high schools. This allows students to complete six classes more than they would in a year at their home high schools. Since the classes are shorter than normal, but the same material must be covered, any student who misses more than 75% of the trimester will not be allow to earn the full five credits to complete the course.
If a student must be absent for any part of the school day, a parent/guardian must notify the attendance office with a note or phone call. The office needs such notification by the end of first period. When a student leaves, he/she must sign out and get an off-grounds pass from an attendance clerk. Failure to follow these procedures will result in a cut being filed with the Vice Principal.
Credit Recovery (T, TH) 8:00-8:40
Period 1 8:45-9:33
Period 2 9:35-10:23
Period 3 10:25-11:13
Period 4 11:15-12:03
Period 5 12:35-1:23
Period 6 1:25-2:13
Wednesday Schedule* (except as noted under Minimum Days)
Period 1 8:45-9:23
Period 2 9:25-10:03
Period 3 10:05-11:03
Period 4 11:05-11:43
Period 5 12:15-12:53
Period 6 12:55-1:33
for 11/29/12, 3/14/13, and 6/17/13
Period 1 8:45-9:45
Period 2 9:47-10:47
Period 3 11:19-12:19
for 11/30, 3/15, and 6/18
Period 4 8:45-9:45
Period 5 9:47-10:47
Period 6 11:19-12:19
* MIMIMUM DAYS
As in past years, students will be released from school one day per week at 1:33 to allow for staff training, curriculum development, and student assessment. The minimum day will be every Wednesday with the following exceptions: November 7, 14, December 19, January 16, February 13, March 27, May 15, and May 22. Additional minimum days will be: November 9, 16, December 21, January 18, February 14, March 28, and May 24.
STAR Testing Schedule
Test Block 1 8:45am-10:20am
Test Block 2 10:53am-12:33pm
Grading periods at Robertson take place every twelve weeks. Student schedules will not be changed during this time unless any of the following errors have occurred:
An error is defined as:
□ The student already completed the class per updated transcript.
□ A level change in the same subject area is academically necessary (ie, a student has not completed Algebra I, but is taking business math).
Robertson is a closed campus. Students must remain on campus during school hours. Failure to abide by the closed campus policy will result in student discipline.
Loitering on Other Campuses
Robertson students are not allowed on any other Fremont Unified School District campuses at any time during the day. If you have business at another school, you must obtain prior permission from the school’s administration. You are subject to disciplinary action and/or police action for loitering at other schools.
Student visitors are not allowed on campus during the school day. Parents and guardians may visit the school after checking in at the office. There are no other visitor passes given for family or friends.
The second aspect of “Good Standing” is behavior.
Success here depends largely on YOU!
The staff urges you to forget past failures or negative school experiences. This is an opportunity for a fresh start. Our school is designed to help you maintain a positive attitude as you complete your high school education.
Under the California Education Code, the school staff is authorized to exercise guidance and control of students as necessary, both in and out of the classroom. Defiance of school authority or disruption of school activities will result in disciplinary action.
Any violation of school rules, District policies or the California Education Code will be followed by counseling, detention, suspension, expulsion, or other means deemed necessary to alter the offending behavior. Specific actions which call for no less than suspension with a mandatory
parent conference include any violation of the State Penal Code, disruption of school activities, or failure to follow the directions of Robertson staff. Smaller infractions are remediated by counseling or detentions as noted in other specified sections including the Fremont Unified School District’s guidelines for disciplinary action.
Student Rights and Responsibilities
It is the right of every eligible pupil to enroll in school and to learn in a safe environment free from distraction. All pupils shall comply with regulations, pursue the required course of study, and respect the authority of teachers. Students must assume responsibility for their own actions and accept any consequences that follow.
Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drugs
State law forbids tobacco, alcohol, and drugs at school. Possession or use is grounds for suspension, recommendation for expulsion, and/or police contact. Citations by the
Fremont Police Department may be issued. The selling of any illegal substance will result in a recommendation for expulsion.
Gambling in any form is prohibited and grounds for disciplinary action.
Damage to Property
Students who willfully deface or cause damage to school property or the property of others are required to pay for the damages they cause.
The following acts committed while under the jurisdiction of the school may constitute
good cause for suspension as provided in Education Code 48900:
listed in Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 11053) of Division 10 of the Health and Safety Code, an alcoholic
beverage, or an intoxicant of any kind.
negotiated to sell any controlled substance listed in Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 11053) of
Division 10 of the Health and Safety Code
5. Committed or attempted to commit
robbery or extortion.
6. Caused or attempted to cause damage to school property or private property.
7. Stolen or attempted to steal school
property or private property.
8. Possessed or used tobacco, or any products containing tobacco or nicotine
products, including, but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, miniature cigars, clove
cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, snuff, chew packets, and betel.
9. Committed an obscene act or engaged in
habitual profanity or vulgarity.
10. Unlawfully possessed or unlawfully offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell any drug paraphernalia
11. Disrupted school activities or otherwise
willfully defied the valid authority of supervisors, teachers, administrators,
school officials, or other school personnel engaged in the performance of their duties.
12. Knowingly received stolen school
property or private property.
13. Possessed an imitation firearm.
14. Committed or attempted to commit a
15. Harassed, threatened, or intimidated a
pupil who is a complaining witness or a witness in a school disciplinary proceeding for the purpose of either preventing that pupil from being a witness or retaliating against that pupil for being a witness, or both.
16. Unlawfully offered, arranged to sell,
negotiated to sell, or sold the prescription drug Soma.
17. Engaged in, or attempted to engage in hazing.
A pupil may not be suspended or expelled for any of the acts enumerated in this section, unless that act is related to school activity or school attendance occurring within a school under the jurisdiction of the superintendent or principal or
occurring within any other school district. A pupil may be suspended or expelled for acts that
are enumerated in this section and related to school activity or attendance that occur at any time, including, but not limited to, any of the
(1) While on school grounds.
(2) While going to or coming from school.
(3) During the lunch period whether on or off the campus.
(4) During, or while going to or coming from, a school sponsored activity.
In addition to the above, any violation of the following rules may result in disciplinary action such as suspension, detention, parent conference, etc.
simple words to follow, “off” and “away.” Per district policy, a teacher or other school staff member may confiscate any electronic device on the first occurrence. Failure to abide by the district policy will result in losing the privilege of carrying an electronic device on campus.
8. No riding skates, skateboards, bicycles or scooters on the school campus at any time.
Student Bullying and Harassment
The Fremont Unified School District Board Policy 5114.3 states the following regarding student bullying and harassment:
The Fremont Unified School District is committed to providing all students with a safe educational environment in which all members of the school community are treated with dignity and respect and are free from harassment, intimidation or bullying. Bullying and harassment of students by students, school employees, volunteers and visitors will not be tolerated in the Fremont Unified School District. The school district prohibits harassment, bullying, hazing, or any other victimization based on but not limited to any of the following actual or perceived traits or characteristics: age, color, creed, national origin, race, religion, martial status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical attributes, physical or mental ability or disability, ancestry, political party preference, political belief, socioeconomic status, or familial status.
This policy is in effect during the school day, while students are on property within the jurisdiction of the school district; going to or coming from school, on school-owned and/or school-operated vehicles, attending or engaged in school sponsored activities; and/or away from school grounds if the misconduct directly affects the good order, efficient management and welfare of the school district.
Harassment and bullying mean any electronic, written, verbal, visual, or physical act or gesture, or conduct toward a student which is based on any actual or perceived trait or characteristic of the student and which creates a hostile school environment that means one or more of the following conduct:
“Electronic” means any communication involving the transmission of information by wire, radio, optical cable, electromagnetic, or other similar means. “Electronic” includes but is not limited to communication via electronic mail, internet-based communications, pager service, cell phones, personal digital assistant (PDA), wireless hand held device, electronic text messaging or similar technologies.
This policy is not intended to prohibit expression of religious, philosophical, or political views, provided that the expression does not substantially disrupt the educational environment.
Consequences and appropriate remedial actions for a student or staff member who commits one or more acts of harassment, intimidation or bullying may range from behavioral interventions up to and including suspension, expulsion, or dismissal.
Dress and Grooming
The Fremont Unified School District, Board Policy 5132 “Dress and Grooming” has outlined the following specific minimum dress code for each school:
1. Shoes must be worn. No thongs, sandals, or shoes without a heel strap may be worn while students are participating in physical education classes/activities.
2. Pupils must wear shirts/blouses. Tank tops or off-the-shoulder or short blouses/shirts which show the torso, stomach, or midriff are not allowed. Clothing which reveals the torso, such as see-through or fishnet fabrics, halter-tops, muscle shirts, tube tops, spaghetti strapped clothing (except at formal events), off-the-shoulder or low-cut tops, are prohibited. Pupils may not wear short shorts (daisy dukes) or mini-skirts that are higher than mid-thigh. Undergarments must not be worn over outer clothing and undergarments are not to be visible. The torso and buttocks must be covered completely.
3. The Governing Board has determined that the wearing of gang-related clothing on school premises or at school-sponsored activities poses a danger to students and disrupts instruction. Students may not wear, possess, use, distribute, or display any clothing, jewelry, emblem, badge, symbol, colored bandanna, or sash which represents or evidences membership or affiliation with any gang.
Clothing which has been deemed by local law enforcement or
other experts to be gang-related is prohibited, such as hair nets, bandannas, or shower caps; gang-associated red or blue belts and jackets; t-shirts with creased sleeves, or creased down the front; and split pant cuffs, red or blue shoe laces, and solid red or blue oversized T-shirts unless it includes school insignia/logo. Students are prohibited from wearing colors, artifacts or display gestures which represent or condone affiliation/ membership with any gang. These restrictions are subject to periodic review. Upon consultation with local law enforcement agencies, or other experts, additional rules which restrict gang-associated dress may be instituted by the school principal at any time with notice to students and parents.
4. Students may not wear hats in class. However, each school site shall allow for articles of sun-protective clothing, including, but not limited to hats, for outdoor use during the school day.
Students may only wear hats outdoors with their school insignia/logo. This applies to all secondary schools.
5. Students may not wear any clothing, jewelry, emblem, badge, symbol, or other insignia that:
A. Advocates or encourages the use or abuse of drugs, tobacco, or alcohol;
B. Expresses or advocates prejudice or discrimination
against people based on race, ethnicity, gender, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation;
C. Advocates or encourages illegal activity.
6. Sunglasses may only be worn outdoors (indoors only with a doctor’s written medical permission).
7. Taps and heel plates which may damage school property may not be worn.
The State Administrative Code (California 64, Title 5) reads: “All pupils who go to school without proper attention having been given to personal cleanliness, or neatness of dress, may be sent home to be properly prepared for the school room before entering.
Dress and Grooming Procedures:
1. The dress code policy is to be followed except for medical reasons verified by a physician.
2. Students will be instructed to change, add, or remove clothing if in violation of BP5132.
3. A referral will be made to the School Resource officer (high school students only) if gang
clothing is worn to school. Parents will be contacted by the school.
4. Pupils who violate the Board policy will be disciplined at school and schools may consider the following:
a. First offense: dress change, parent notified, and possible referral to SRO officer (high school students only).
b. Second offense: dress change, parent notified, and either detention or suspension. Referral to SRO-officer if gang-related clothing is involved.
c. Third offense: dress change, parent notified, and possible suspension/expulsion(s) for defiance of school authority/school rules. Referral to SRO officer if appropriate.
Pursuant to law and per Board Policy (5114.10), unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, visual, or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment. The conduct must be considered by a person of the same gender as the victim to be sufficiently severe or pervasive to have a negative impact upon the individual’s academic performance or to create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational environment.
In general, the following conduct is considered sexual harassment:
a. sexual assault
b. physical abuse (unnecessary touching, pinching, or cornering)
c. verbal abuse (propositions, lewd comments, or sexual insults)
d. visual abuse (leering, lustful, obscene, pornographic intent) or display of pornographic material designed to embarrass or intimidate; or
e. subtle or overt pressure for sexual favors accompanied by an implied or overt threat.
Any student, preschool to adult, who feels that he/she has been the victim of sexual harassment either by another student or staff person should:
1. Report this violation of Board Policy to any staff member immediately.
2. Tell the harasser his/her words and/or actions are offensive and to stop
3. Avoid being alone with the harasser.
4. Record the incident in writing. Write down what happened, where it happened, when it happened, who else was present, who saw or heard it, and how you reacted.
Save any notes or pictures you receive from the harasser.
5. Ask any witnesses to write down what he/she heard without any help from you or anyone else. Write dates and times if possible.
Any student who engages in the sexual harassment of anyone in the school setting, preschool to adult, may be subject to
disciplinary action up to an including expulsion.
Prom Guest Passes
Each year, students are eager to attend Prom or other dances at various high schools. In order to attend these events as a guest, a student must have an administrator sign a guest pass. The signature on the student’s guest pass implies that the student is in “good standing.”
Any student wishing to attend a prom or other event in which a guest pass is required, must be in “good standing” in order to have the pass signed by an administrator.
Excessive absences (more than 2 unexcused absences per month), behavioral referrals, and/or poor academic performance (more than one failed class on a current progress report will place a student in “poor standing” and an administrator will not sign the guest pass.
Bicycles and Skateboards
The school assumes no responsibility of any kind relating to bike or skateboard security. If you bring a bike to school, you are advised to lock it to the bike rack at all times. You are not to ride a bicycle or skateboard on the school campus
Cars and Parking
Parking is provided for students in a designated area. Students are not to be in their cars or loitering in the parking lot during the school day. Safe and courteous driving is expected of all students.
Riding the School Bus
Riding the school bus is a privilege. State regulations say that students transported in a school bus are under the authority of and directly responsible to the driver of the bus. Continued disorderly conduct or persistent refusal to submit to the authority of the driver is sufficient reason for a pupil to be denied transportation in accordance with regulations of the Board of Education.
School consequences will be assigned for bus misconduct.
Each year, Robertson students are chosen to play on basketball, volleyball, or softball teams that compete against other local continuation high schools. In order to be eligible to play on these teams, students must be in good standing. This means that students may not:
- have more than two absences, two cuts or three tardies per month.
- have any disciplinary problems (suspensions, excessive referrals, or other disciplinary issues)
- have any 3s (0 credits earned) on the last six week assessment.
Student Use of Technology
The Principal or designee shall oversee the maintenance of each school’s technological resources and will establish guidelines and limits on their use. He/she shall ensure that all students using these resources receive training in the proper use as well as receive copies of related district policies and regulations.
Use of electronic media provided by the district is a privilege. Misuse of equipment or electronic files may subject the student to loss of privilege, adverse impact on grades, or disciplinary action. (AR 3521.1, BP/AR 6163.2)
Internet & Network Services: User
Obligations and Responsibilities
Students are authorized to use the district’s online services in accordance with user obligations and responsibilities specified below.
1. The system shall be used only for purposes related to Board-approved curriculum. Commercial, political, and/or personal use of the district’s system is strictly prohibited. The District reserves the right to monitor any on-line communications for improper use.
2. The students shall not use the system to encourage the use of drugs, alcohol or tobacco, nor shall they promote unethical practices or any activity prohibited by law or district policy.
3. The students shall not transmit or access material that is threatening, obscene, disruptive or sexually explicit, or that could be construed as harassment or disparagement of others based on their race, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, or political beliefs.
4. Copyrighted material may not be placed on the system without the author’s written permission and placed on file in the District’s Technology Department. Users may download copyrighted material for their own use but only in accordance with copyright laws.
5. Vandalism and or theft of school property (including but not limited to electronic files and databases) will result in the cancellation of user privileges and/or privileges and/or disciplinary action. Vandalism includes uploading, downloading, or creating computer viruses and/or any malicious attempt to harm or destroy, steal, or alter district equipment or materials or the data of any other user.
6. Inter-and intra-classroom communications are to be brief and will use appropriate language. Use of email, instant messages, and Internet resources shall be for educational purposes only.
7. Students take responsibility to save their own work. The district is not responsible for students’ electronic files.
8. No portion of the district’s technological resources may be used for any form of cyber bulling or identity theft.
9. A student shall report any security problem or misuse of the network to the teacher or Principal. It is each student’s responsibility to protect one’s identity and not share personal information including, but not limited to, name, student ID number, social security number, address, telephone number, grades, test scores, passwords, and parent information.
10. Online chat rooms shall not be accessed. Students are expected to abide by the generally accepted rules of network etiquette (Netiquette) which includes (but not limited to) the following:
a. Be polite. Be brief. Do not be abusive in your messages to others.
b. Use appropriate language. Do not swear, use vulgarities, or any other inappropriate language.
c. Illegal activities are strictly prohibited.
d. Do not reveal your personal information or any
information on students, teachers, or administrators.
e. Note that neither web access nor electronic mail (email) is private. Employees who oversee the system have access to all data traffic including e-mail.
Messages and other transmissions relating to or in
support of illegal activities may be reported to the
f. Do not use the network in such a way that you
would disrupt the use of the network by other users.
11. Downloading, streaming audio and video is not
12. Parent/guardian shall indemnify the District from all lawsuits stemming from a student’s improper or illegal activity while using the District’s technological resources including, but not limited to, computers, printers, fax machines, local area networks and/or wide area network.
All communications and information accessible via the network should be assumed to be private property.
C) CREDIT COMPLETION
The last aspect of “Good Standing” is Credit Completion.
Coursework or tests completed at a less than satisfactory level must be raised to a minimum acceptable level before credit will be granted. 60% is the minimum acceptable grade to pass a class. Anything below 60% will require a student to repeat a course.
Progress reports will be sent home every six weeks. Parents will be able to access student grades on a regular basis through the SchoolLoop website. If you do not have a login account and a password, please see call our main number or come to the office for assistance.
All students are scheduled into six classes per trimester. Students who earn all 5 credits in each class will earn 30 credits per trimester. This makes a student who has attended Robertson for the entire school year eligible for 90 credits per year. Any student who does not complete the outside credit project/homework for a class, may only earn 4 credits. If a student earns 0 (zero) credits during a trimester, he/she will receive an “F” on his/her transcript and will need to retake the entire course.
Course Attendance Policy
Students need to have a minimum of 75% attendance to be eligible for course completion. Students with attendance under 75% are only eligible for credit recovery.
Course Retake Policy
Students will be provided two opportunities to pass a class. Prior to the second attempt, a meeting with the student and parent will occur with an administrator, counselor, and the teacher. The student will be placed on a contract with the expected outcome to complete the course. A course that is not passed after two attempts will need to be taken in summer school or in Fremont Adult School or other accredited program.
A student who has not completed the outside credit project/homework, but has earned 4 credits in any of his/her class(es), must complete a Credit Recovery contract with his/her teacher. Teachers assign these contracts directly, and students will be required to meet with them on Tuesday and/or Thursday mornings from 8:00am – 8:45am to complete the required coursework to earn the credit. Students must complete the outside credit within the following trimester. Any student who has failed to complete the outside credit during this time will be required to complete it during summer school.
Six Week Assessments
Every six weeks, teachers report students’ progress in the class. A progress report is sent home to the parent
Principal’s List and Gold Club
Any student who completes all 6 of his/her classes in a trimester with a full 5 credits in each class will be on the Principal’s List or Gold Club. The Principal’s List students will be rewarded at the end of each trimester for their achievements.
Principals List Criteria
· Complete all courses with a 3.0 GPA or higher
· No suspensions
· Less than 5 absences
· Complete 4 out of 6 courses with no Fs
· No suspensions
· Less than 5 absences
A suspension disqualifies a student from participating in any of the activities of any of the clubs listed above.
If a student is failing two or more classes at the six week assessment, an intervention meeting with the student, parent, counselor or administrator will be scheduled. Several interventions will be attempted to help the student improve his/her credit completion, including parent conferences, intervention classes, lunch time and before school tutorials, etc.
Should the poor progress continue, the student is in jeopardy of being referred back to his/her home high school or to adult school.
Students who are behind in class and need to make up work should be bringing work home. One credit of work will be assigned outside of each class during the trimester. This credit will be assigned as either daily homework or as an independent study project.
High School Exit Exam
Students must have passed the California High School Exit Exam in order to receive their high school diploma. Each year, students will have numerous opportunities to pass this exam. Once the exam is passed, students will not have to take it again. We provide intervention classes in language arts and mathematics to help students pass the test.
All students who attend Robertson are deficient in credits for their grade-levels. In order to properly assess where each student is academically, and to provide appropriate testing opportunities for students, they are placed in grade-levels once they enter Robertson based on the following number of credits completed:
In addition to passing the California High School Exit Exam, all students must have the following number of credits in each subject area:
English 40 credits
Mathematics 30 credits
Science 20 credits
Social Studies 30 credits
Fine Arts or Foreign Lang 10 credits
Physical Education 20 credits
Health Education 5 credits
Computer Operations 5 credits
Electives 40 credits
Total Credit Requirement 200 credits
AND pass the California High School Exit Exam
Students must complete 40 service learning hours in order to graduate from Robertson.
Extra Credit and Enrichment Programs
Extra credit is available through the Fremont Adult School, Ohlone College, summer school, work experience, Teacher Assistance Program, and the Regional Occupation Program (ROP). If you are interested in any of these opportunities, see the Career College Specialist in the library or the school counselor.
High School Diploma
A state accredited diploma is awarded to any student who fulfills the state and local requirements for graduation. Robertson credits are accepted by other high schools and colleges. A student will graduate when he/she has earned the specific number of credits designated as required for a diploma, has completed 40 service learning hours, and has passed both sections of the California High School Exit Exam.
THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT ROBERTSON SNACK BAR:
School District, you are also reduced or free at Robertson. If you are coming to Robertson from outside Fremont Unified and were reduced or free at your former school, you will need to apply with Fremont Unified. See orientation package for application, fill it out and return it to the snack bar.
Continental breakfast $1.75
Hot Breakfast $2.25
CASH FOR TRASH!
Attention: Our school needs your help!
Save your empty INKJET PRINTER CARTRIDGES- THEY HAVE VALUE!
Our school has found a company that will pay us cash for empty inkjet printer cartridges. They then remanufacture the inkjet cartridges and sell them at significant savings to their customers.
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AC Transit Contact Information
Hours: Monday through Friday - 7:00am to 7:00pm, Saturday and Sunday, 9 am to 5pm. Closed Holidays except Presidents Day, MLK and Veterans Day.
For questions, comments, commendations, complaints or recommendations about AC Transit services:
Monday through Friday - 8:30am to 5:00pm. Closed Saturday, Sunday, and holidays.
Last Modified on August 23, 2012