2017-18 Campus Policies and Procedures and Expectations (English)
1. Del Valle High School 2017-2018
Campus Expectations, Policies, and Procedures
2. Welcome Parents and Students!
Assistant Principal, 9th Grade Academy
Arcelia O. Girod
3. Academic Support
Cardinal Time (CT)
– 35 minute daily tutoring session for academic enrichment that rotates by period
Academic, Attendance, Remediation, Redemption Center (AARRC)
– Assigned by classroom teacher and/or administrator
– Location: classroom or NGC Learning Commons
– Monday through Thursday 4:15-5:25 pm
Saturday School (TBA)
– Students sign up in the NGC office
– Student come prepared with school work
Parents please note:
Your child’s teacher may assign tutoring on the basis of work completion, reteach or test redemption opportunity.
Students may also elect to attend tutoring voluntary.
4. Academic Support
How are students notified if they are assigned AARRC?
1. Teachers notify students verbally every Friday for upcoming week
2. Students can download HERO APP on smartphone and confirm
3. Students can ask their CT period teacher daily
How can parents monitor tutoring assigned days and attendance?
1. Parents can download HERO APP on smartphone or access
HERO website via computer and be informed of days and subject
5. AFTER SCHOOL TUTORING
Monday through Thursday 4:15-5:25 pm
Students attending any after school activities are
expected to do the following before 4:15 pm:
• Use the restroom
• Eat dinner at designated location (classroom)
• Gather materials needed from teacher(s)
• Arrive prepared to tutoring site
• Arrive no later than 4:15 to tutoring site
• Not leave campus and return to attend tutoring
6. AFTER SCHOOL TUTORING
Students arriving after 4:15 pm:
• Will not be allowed to stay for tutoring
• Will have to exit the building and wait in the front of
the school for parent pickup
• Will not be allowed to ride the 5:25 pm bus
On-going loitering (wandering) issues can result in
additional disciplinary consequences.
7. TUTORING BUS
Pick up area located in main cafeteria @ 5:25 pm
In order for students to ride the 5:25 pm bus they must:
• Remain in designated area with supervising teacher until the 5:25 pm bell
• Not move from one location to another unless escorted by a teacher
• Comply with school rules and procedures or result in disciplinary action(s)
If student does not follow DVHS expectations, student will not be allowed to stay for tutoring,
will have to exit the building and wait in the front of the school for parent pickup as they will
not be allowed to ride the 5:25 pm bus
8. Student Dress Code
• ALL DVHS students are required to adhere to the
District/Campus Dress Code Policy upon arrival to school
• Please refer to page 7 of the P.I.P.(Parent Information Packet)
for more details
Dress Code Violations-
• student will be provided an opportunity to call home for a
change in clothing.
• If not promptly corrected, student will remain in ISS until
parent/guardian brings an acceptable change of clothing.
• Repeated offense will result in parent and student conference
9. Electronic Devices
• Cell phone/electronic device use is ONLY allowed before
school, during lunch, and during passing periods
• If a cell phone is confiscated, parent/guardian and/or student is
allowed to retrieve it for a $15.00 fee (pay/pick up with
bookkeeper from 4-4:30 pm)
• In case of an emergency, call the NGC @ 512-386-3700. A
message will be delivered to your child
• Students are permitted to use the NGC school phone to call
parent/guardian if needed
10. Electronic Devices
• The district is not responsible for the loss or theft of any
personal cell phone or other electronic device.
• DVHS will not spend time investigating the loss or theft of
• The security of cell phone is the sole responsibility of the
• Student’s can report a stolen cell phone through the
following link https://www.tcsheriff.org/community/file-a-report
11. Student Picture ID’s
• Students must download and activate the HERO APP on
smartphone to access their student ID
• Students must screen shot their ID and have readily
available if asked for
• If a student does not own a smart phone the student must
request a picture ID from the NGC office
• Student must have physical ID readily if asked for
• If student loses his/her ID or leaves it at home a new ID
must be purchased for $5
12. Student Picture ID’s
Why do I need an ID?
• After school activities
• Attend field trips
• Check out textbooks
• Check out library books/equipment
• Earn Hero points
• Purchase/receive school meals (breakfast & lunch)
• Retrieve a pass (tardy, late to school) to reenter class
• Ride the school bus to and from school
• Safety purposes
• School-related events
• Testing (STAAR, SAT, ACT, PSAT, AP Exams)
What is bullying?
Is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that
involves a real or perceived power imbalance.
The behavior is sufficiently severe, or pervasive enough that the
action or threat creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive
educational environment for a student.
Can be written or verbal expression, expression through electronic
means or physical conduct.
When issues of bullying are reported:
•The incident is investigated by administration and/or counselor
•Student(s) involved are conferenced with
•Disciplinary actions may be taken
•Parent(s) is notified
•The offending student(s) can be placed on Stay Away Contract
•Violation of this contract can result in additional disciplinary actions
and/or criminal charges (i.e. harassment, terroristic threat, etc.)
•Behavior Specialist may conduct a restorative circle as long as victim
and offending student(s) are in agreement to mediate.
What can you do if you are being bullied
“Stop it or that’s not cool”.
Make sure not to saying anything mean or rude in return
Keep track of what is said and done or take a screen shot
Notify the assistant principal or counselor
***Make additional reports if the offending student(s) continues
16. Behavior Specialist
Arcelia O. Girod, M.Ed. 512-386-3228
FACILITATE RESTORATIVE SESSIONS - REPAIR HARM
- OR GROUPS
GOAL: TO MAKE THINGS RIGHT
FACILITATE MEDIATION - RESOLVE CONFLICT
- A PROACTIVE APPROACH, BEFORE CONCERNS
LOCATION: NGC OFFICE
17. Tardy Policy
Goal: Reduce loss of instructional time &
minimize classroom interruptions
There will be consequences for tardies
• 3 or more in 1 day or
• excessive tardies
Parents & students have access to the Hero
app to monitor tardies.
18. Restroom Break Policy
Students should use restroom during passing periods and lunch
Students are not allowed out of class the first or last 15 minutes of class
Students must turn in their cell phone to their teacher before going to the
bathroom. (Phone will be returned at the end of the class period)
Students without a cell phone are required to turn in their student ID to
their teacher before going to the restroom (ID will be returned at the end
of the class period).
Parents & students have access to HERO to monitor LOIT (Loss of
Hero Violations: There will be consequences for excessive violations
19. Restroom Break Policy
Please note the following:
Students with a temporary or permanent medical condition(s)
may qualify for a restroom pass from the nurse’s office based
on proper documentation from medical staff and campus
Upon qualification, student will ONLY receive ONE medical
pass per school year or set date determined by medical
Pass will be attached to the back of ID and will allow the use
of the restroom whenever needed
20. Outside Food Policy
DVHS policy concerning outside snacks, pizza, or fast food
delivery and drinks being brought into the school.
● No glass containers at any time.
● Must remain in the backpack throughout the school day and
● Exception will be if you bring a lunch box or bag from home (no
large bags of chips or drinks)
● Lunches brought from home may only be consumed in the
cafeteria during lunch and no food may be shared with other
students due to possible food allergies.
● Water is acceptable and may be consumed at school / in the
classrooms with teacher approval.
● Food drop-off must be done during student’s lunch period and
can only be consumed in a designated area (e.g. NGC office)
21. Off Campus Policy
DVHS, along with all other campuses in DVISD, is considered a closed
campus and does not allow students to leave campus without school
supervision or parent sign out (i.e. convenience store, friend’s house, city
bus stop, etc.)
• Once students arrive to school, they are not allowed to go to the store
before, during or after school.
• Students may not leave campus and then return to ride the school bus.
Once off campus, students must remain off campus
• Parents are not allowed to sign students out after 3:30pm on any regular
school day or during testing (six weeks, semester exams, STAAR).
• Sign out log is located in the NGC and parent(s) must provide ID picture
for student release
22. End of 1st Rotation
Next Session: NGC CAFETERIA
1. Form one line as you exit
23. End of 2nd Rotation
Campus Tour- Auditorium doors (E-hallway)
What’s next after campus tour?
Students- K118 for picture IDs
Parents- NGC Learning commons to activate Hero
Check-out- “Start earning Hero points”
Freshmen Orientation Schedule &