The following standards have been developed and reviewed by parents, students, and staff.  They are meant to help us understand expectations necessary to success at Snowcrest.                                

Attendance

One of the most significant factors affecting school success is regular attendance.  Students have a responsibility to be in their classes, on time, and prepared to learn (homework completed, necessary books and supplies). 

Regular and consistent attendance is imperative for academic growth and educational success.

When a student is absent due to illness or a family emergency, the parent should call the school, ASAP, to excuse the absence. 

Any unverifiable absence will be listed as a truancy.  Special arrangements for homework for long term (3 days or more) absences can be made.

CHECKING IN:    Students coming to school late must take an excuse from parent or guardian to his/her first-period class.  Students must check in at the attendance office.

CHECKING OUT:  A student needing to leave school early must check out through the attendance office.  Personal contact with the parent is necessary in order for a student to check out.  A student who leaves school without checking out will be considered truant.

TRUANCY:  A truancy is given when a student is not where they should be during school hours.  Each truancy can result in a drop in citizenship in each classed missed.  Truancy intervention steps include: Formal notice sent home to parents­, In-school-suspension/detention, parent conference(s), and possible district referral.

Academic Grades

At the beginning of each course, the teacher will inform the students of class policies and grading expectations. This is done via a disclosure statement which is reviewed and signed by the student and parent. 

Citizenship Grades

In addition to academic grades, citizenship grades are given by each teacher.  The citizenship grade is printed on the report card and is also used to determine extracurricular eligibility.

H –Honor – outstanding preparation and participation. A highly positive, supportive, and contributing influence in class.  Very respectful of the teacher, other students, and property.  No disruptive behavior

S –Satisfactory – good preparation and frequent participation. Usual­ly a posi­tive, supportive, and con­tributing influence in class. Shows respect for the teacher, students, and property. Seldom disrupts the class.  No more 3 tardies during the quarter.

N -Needs Improvement – fair preparation and participation. A passive, often non-productive influence in class. Exhibits some lack of self-control and disrespect for teach­er, students, and property. Often disrup­tive.  No more than one truancy and/or no more than 5 tardies during the quarter.

U -Unsatisfactory – poor preparation and participation. A negative influence in class.  Exhibits lack of self-control. Shows little interest or respect for teach­er, students, or property. Very disruptive.  Six or more tardies and/or two or more truancies during the quarter.

Accidents

All personal injury accidents occurring on school grounds must be reported.  After appropriate care has been rendered, the supervisor of the activity or the person injured must complete an accident report form available in the office.

Address and Telephone Changes

Please notify the main office if any change occurs in your address or your telephone number.  In case of an emergency, it is very important to have the correct address and telephone number on file.

Alcohol or Drugs

The possession or use of intoxicants or any other controlled substance is prohibited in or around school or at any school activity, function, or event (See Weber School District Alcohol and Drug Policy).  Alcohol or controlled substance violations(s) will result in suspension, referral to the police and an appropriate intervention program for help and a parent conference and a signed no-use contract.

Assemblies

They are planned to be educational, informative, and entertaining.  All students are required to attend and behave appropriately.  Loss of assembly privileges may result from unacceptable conduct.

Backpacks

Backpacks are to remain in the student’s locker.

Bicycles

Students are welcome to ride a bicycle to school, but may not ride it on school grounds.  Please understand that the student takes full responsibility for securing his/her bicycle in the bike racks.  The school is not responsible for damage or theft.

 Books

A fee is charged for textbook rental.  Students are urged to be extremely careful with the books as they must be used for several years.  Students are encouraged to cover textbooks to protect them.  Fines will be assessed for damaged or lost books.

Building Hours

The building will be open for students at 7:15 AM.  Snowcrest is a closed campus, and students will remain in the building or on the school grounds during the school day.  Students must leave the building by 3:00 PM unless directly supervised by a teacher.  (i.e. sports teams, make up work, tutoring, etc.)

Bus Conduct

School Rules for Conduct apply whenever a student rides the bus.  Any student violating rules, safety precautions, or driver instructions will face disciplinary action and may be denied the privilege of riding the bus. Students must ride their designated bus. Exceptions must be pre-approved in writing by the parent, principal, and bus driver.

Cafeteria

Show respect by cleaning up after yourself.  Remember to eat or drink only in mall area.  Running, crowding, shaking machines, or other misbehavior in the cafeteria (mall) during lunch time may result in loss of cafeteria privileges.

Candy and Drinks

Food and drink are allowed only in the mall area.  Throw wrappers and empty bottles in the garbage. Opened drinks are not to be stored in lockers.  (NOTE: $5.00 fine for opened drinks in locker, classroom, or other carpeted areas may be assessed).

Cheating

Any incident of cheating will result in a lowered citizenship grade and an academic grade penalty in that class for the quarter.

Class Changes

We are a small school and it is very difficult to make schedule changes.  There are some circumstances that may require a schedule change. Any changes must be requested by a parent, approved by an administrator, and include a cost of $10.00.

Closed Campus

Board policy requires junior high schools to maintain a closed campus.  Students are not allowed to leave the school grounds from 7:40 AM until 2:30 PM.  Eats of Eden, Alpine Pizza, Maverick, and Valley Market etc. are OFF LIMITS during school hours.

Dances

We have a lot of fun at our dances and all Snowcrest students are welcome. Appropriate conduct and dress are expected. School dances and stomps are not open to students not attending Snowcrest.

Digital/Electronic Media Device Policy

The appropriate use of cell phones and other electronic devices will be permitted before and after school hours and in the hallways during student passing periods as well as in the lunch room during the student's lunch period. 

Students may also use electronic devices in the classroom at the teacher’s discretion. The use of cell phones and other electronic devices for inappropriate reasons while on campus, (including cheating, sexting, harassment, or any use that is inappropriate and in violation of the Acceptable Use Policy, District Policy or disruptive to a positive learning school environment) will be cause for disciplinary action. 

Snowcrest Junior High School prohibits the use of cell phones and digital media devices including, but not limited to, (cell phones, headphones, MP3 players, e-readers, laptops, stereos, pagers, handheld games, cameras, etc.) during class periods unless the teacher allows them for learning purposes only. 

Students are not permitted to leave class to use a cell phone or electronic device. It will be considered a violation if the student's cell phone or electronic device disrupts the class. Students are expected to cooperate in handing over cell phones and digital media devices when requested. If a student does not comply, he/she is "insubordinate" and appropriate action will take place. Students may be suspended for repetitive violations of this policy and/or related insubordination. 

Filming/taking pictures on the school campus during school hours must be under the direction of a teacher and used only for assignments given by teachers. Violation of the camera policy will require the same consequences as other electronic devices. In addition, pictures and/or film may also be viewed and deleted and/or given to the proper authorities if deemed inappropriate by school administrators.

Violation of the cell phone/electronic device policy will be as follows:

1st offense: Warning: Phone/Digital Media device is returned to the student. Cell phone/Digital Media device will be taken away by an SJH staff member or teacher and turned into the office. The student’s name will be recorded on the “My Student” application and the item may be picked up at the end of the day by the student.

2nd offense: Parent is required to pick up the Phone/Digital Media device. Cell phone/Digital Media device will be taken away by an SJH staff member or teacher and turned into the office. The student’s name will be recorded by the administration in the “My Student” application and the parent is required to pick up the item from the office.

3rd offense: Referral to administration and suspension. Cell phone/Digital Media device will be taken away by an SJH staff member and brought down to an administrator. The student will be suspended for one day and the item will be returned to the parent.

When a student is not in the classroom and classes are in session, cell phones and other electronic devices may not be used unless the user is under the direction of a teacher. The school is not responsible for lost or broken digital media devices. 
The taking or sharing of obscene, pornographic, lewd, illegal, or otherwise inappropriate images or photographs will not be tolerated. Other violations of appropriate use involving social media sites such as Facebook and other sites will be addressed on a case by case basis. Violations will be referred to law enforcement.
The school and its employees are not responsible for any lost, damaged, stolen or otherwise harmed digital/electronic media devices brought to school for any reason, with or without school approval. Individuals bringing such devices to school are solely responsible for them. Violation of school cell phone and/or other electronic devices policy and/or reasonable suspicion of a violation of policy or student safety allow the school administration to view the contents of that device. School district policies and State and Federal laws regarding the illegal content of electronic devices will be strictly enforced.

 SCHOOL DRESS EXPECTATIONS    (Applies to both genders)

  • School clothing must be modest.
  • Clothing not normally worn in the workplace may not be worn at school (i.e. pajamas, robes, blankets, torn/mutilated, etc.)
  • Shirts, tops, and dresses must have sleeves, tight around the arm - (ball of shoulder covered).
  • No low-cut fronts, bare backs, or bare midriffs - (when elbows are raised to shoulder height)
  • Shorts, skirts, and dresses must be mid-thigh length or longer.  No mini-skirts, mini-dresses or short shorts are allowed at school.  Leggings can be worn but must not be sheer; items worn over leggings must meet the proper length requirements as stated above.  Clothing cannot present an actual distraction or disruption to the educational process.
  • Underwear must not be exposed or visible at any time.
  • Head wear and sunglasses will not be permitted - including but not limited to: hats, caps, bandanas, etc.
  • Clothing will not be permitted that is sexually provocative, mutilated, displays offensive language or slogans, advertises any substances a student cannot legally possess, or is gang related or deemed to be gang related.
  • No potentially dangerous apparel items, such as large chains, spiked clothing or accessories, etc.
  • State Health law requires that shoes be worn in the school at all times.

Dressing for Success is vitally important at Snowcrest Jr. High School.  We request your assistance in maintaining a positive and productive environment conducive to learning and education.   Disciplinary intervention, including but not limited to a parent conference when necessary, may be imposed for noncompliance with the listed expectations.

Eligibility

Eligibility to represent Snowcrest Junior High in athletic, extra-curricular, and interscholastic activities is a privilege attained by meeting academic and citizenship standards.  To be eligible to represent Snowcrest as a member of a team or group, a student must be eligible at the time of try-outs by having:

 -A GPA of 2.0 or higher on the official report card for the preceding quar­ter with no more than one F.

 -Citizenship grades on the official report card for the preceding quarter with not more than 2 N's or 1 U, or 1 U and 1 N.

*Eligibility for student government & cheerleaders: Academic grade point average of 3.00 per quarter for current school year.  No F’s during the current year.  No U’s and not more than 1 N per year. Have no incident of truancy during the first three-quarters current year.  Must have no history of fighting or inappropriate conduct or use of any controlled substance (alcohol, tobacco, chemical substances, etc.). Be an example by appropriate conduct, respect for authority and property, pride in Snowcrest Jr. High School, esteem for peers, appropriate dress, and speech. (see rules of conduct or Constitution of organization)

Fighting

Fights will not be tolerated at school or on the way to or from school. 

Any students who fight will be suspended and those who promote or watch fights may be suspended, even if the fight occurs off school property.

Hall Passes

A student in the hall during class time without a hall pass will be considered truant.

Harassment

Threats and rumors have no place at Snowcrest.  Harassment will result in disciplinary action.

Honor Roll

A student earning a 3.5-3.79 GPA will qualify for the Honor Roll.  A 3.80-3.99 GPA will qualify for High Honor Roll, and a 4.0 GPA will qualify for the Highest Honor Roll.

Lockers

Lockers are the property of the school district and may be inspected at any time by school authorities.  Use only assigned locker and keep the combination a secret.  A $5.00 charge is assessed to change a locker combination.  Money or other valuables should never be left in a locker.  The school cannot be responsible for lost or stolen items.  Inappropriate decorations or suggestive pictures are not allowed.  The student will be financially responsible for any mistreatment of their locker.

Lunch Cards 

Student body cards are provided to each student at the first of the school year.  These cards are mandatory to eat lunch daily.  Replacement cards are $5. 

Report Cards

Report card mailed every nine weeks.  In addition, a mid-term report is mailed home in the middle of the quarter.  Parents are encouraged to check MyStudent for student updates.  If you do not have your code to log on to MyStudent, please contact the office.

Safe School Policy

For the safety of our students, staff, and visitors, Snowcrest Jr. High strictly follows the Weber School District SAFE SCHOOL POLICY. A copy of this policy can be found on the District website.

Skateboards and Roller Blades

Skateboards or roller blades are NOT allowed on school property or on the bus.

Snow and Snowballs

The throwing of snowballs will NOT be allowed at school and will result in disciplinary action.  Under no condition is snow to be brought into the school nor students dragged out into the snow.

Squirt Guns and Water Toys

Squirt guns, water balloons, etc. are extremely disruptive and are NOT allowed at school.  Any such items will be confiscated and the student referred to the office and could be found in violation of the safe school policy.

Substitutes

Students are expected to respect and follow the directions of a substitute. If it is necessary for a substitute teacher to refer a student to the office, he/she will be disciplined in accordance with the Snowcrest discipline policy.

Tardies

Tardies and behavior determine citizenship grades.  Excessive tardies will result in a lowered citizenship grade, discipline procedures, and/or a parent conference. 

Telephones

School phones need to be kept available for official school business.  Phones are available for student use in the office.  Students will not be permitted to use the phone during class time, except in the case of an emergency or illness.

Theft

Any student involved in stealing school property or the personal property of others, or taking or extorting money from any other student may be suspended and/or referred to the police.

Tobacco

The possession or use of tobacco in any form is a violation of the law.  Tobacco at school will result in a suspension, citation and referral to juvenile court. 

Vandalism

Students should respect all school property, including the property of others. Anyone willfully damaging, defacing, or destroying school property through vandal­ism, arson, larceny, or creating a hazard to the safety of others, will be liable for any and all damages and may be suspended and/or referred to the police. Report any vandalism observed.

Vending Machines

Theft or vandalism to machines will be referred to the office and to the police.

Visitors

Parents and other adults are always welcome and invited to visit the school.  All visitors need to report to the office upon arrival.  No student visitors are allowed.

Weapons and Dangerous Articles

Students SHALL NOT possess any weapon or any object that can be reasonably considered a weapon (real or facsimile) at school, on school grounds, on a school bus, or at any school activity.  Any student found in possession of a weapon or dangerous article, regardless of intent or who knowingly endangers or threatens the safety of another individual, shall immediately be referred to the police and suspended from school until a thorough investigation is completed.

Special Accommodations for Meetings

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals needing special accommodations during a meeting should notify the administration at 476-5360 at least three working days prior to the meeting.

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SNOWCREST

JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

2755 N. Hwy 162 Eden, UT  84310

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Main Office: 801.476.5360

Counseling: 801.476.5366

Fax: 801.476.5399

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Principal: HEATHER HARDY

 

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