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Canyon View High School has high academic and behavioral expectations of its students. The CVHS Administration will determine consequences for inappropriate behavior, which may be different than the following guidelines. PARENTS WILL BE CONTACTED IN ALL INSTANCES. Suspensions will be served at the Truancy Support Center unless other arrangements are made with CVHS administration.

Discipline Procedure Levels for Rule Violation

These consequences apply to rule violations occurring in a school building, in or on school property, or in conjunction with any school activity.

Behavior                                   Consequence

LEVEL I.                        
Tardiness (Excessive=10+), Truancy, Disruptive Behavior, Defiance of Authority, Humiliation of others:   
      1st Offense:    Loss of open campus lunch, assignment to 5th period Intervention class
      2nd Offense:  One-day suspension
      3rd Offense:  Three-day Suspension, court referral for chronic truancy

LEVEL II.
Tobacco  
      1st Offense:    Three- day suspension
      2nd Offense:   Five-day suspension
      3rd Offense:    Ten-day suspension

LEVEL III.
Fighting, Imitation weapon, Random terrorism, Theft/vandalism, Verbal or physical threats:                          
      1st Offense:    Ten-day suspension
      2nd Offense:   Ten-day Home Suspension;  possible referral for expulsion
      3rd Offense:    Ten-day suspension and referral  for expulsion

LEVEL IV.
Alcohol, Arson/Explosives, Drugs/Paraphernalia, Imitation drugs, Weapon possession:                                            
        Ten-day suspension and possible referral for expulsion.

We believe teachers and administrators should work with students to prevent minor situations from growing into major conflicts by taking the following steps as necessary:

  • Display class rules; have students and parents sign a behavior contract
  • Hold private conference with student
  • Hold student/parent conference
  • Refer student to administration/counseling with documented interventions.

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Safe Schools Policy
Utah State Law 53A-11-904 
Grounds for Suspension or Expulsion from a Public School

(1)  (a) A student may be suspended or expelled from a public school for participation in any of the following prohibited conduct when it occurs in a school building, in or on school property, in conjunction with any school sponsored activity, or when it occurs in the presence of or directed at or against another student or a district employee:
          (i)     continued willful disobedience or open and persistent defiance of proper authority; (After three documented cases, student may be referred for expulsion.)
          (ii)    willful destruction or defacing of school property;
          (iii)   behavior or threatened behavior which poses an immediate and significant threat to the welfare, safety, or morals of other students or school personnel 
          (iv)   any serious violation affecting another student or a staff member, occurring in a school building, in or on school property, or in conjunction with any school activity, including the possession of a weapon, explosive, or flammable material under Section 53A-3-502, or the sale, control, or distribution of a drug or controlled substance, as defined in Section 58-37-2, an imitation controlled substance defined in Section 58- 37b-2, or drug paraphernalia as defined in Section 58-37a-3; or
          (v)    the commission of an act involving the use of force or the threatened use of force which if committed by an adult would be a felony or class A misdemeanor.
     
      (b)Suspension or expulsion is mandatory for any violation under Subsection (1)(a)(iv) or (1)(a)(v).
     
(2)  (a) An habitually disruptive student may be expelled, after the development of
          remedial discipline plan for the student, in discipline policies. 
      (b)        For purposes of this section, "habitually disruptive student" means a student:
          (i)     who has caused a disruption in a classroom, on school grounds, on a school vehicle, or at school activities or events more than five times during the school year; and
          (ii)    whose behavior was initiated, willful, and overt and required the attention of school  personnel to deal with the disruption.

1.0      A student may be denied admission to a public school on the basis of having been expelled during the same school year.

  • A suspension or expulsion under this section is not subject to the age limitations under Subsection 53A-11-102(1).

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Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination, which violates Section 703 of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C.  x2000e,et seq. and x34-35-2 et seq. of the Utah Anti-Discrimination Act.

It is the policy of the Iron County School District to maintain a learning and working environment that is free from sexual harassment.

It shall be a violation of this policy for any student or employee of the School District to harass a student or an employee through conduct or communication of a sexual nature as defined by this policy.

The School District will act to investigate all complaints, either formal or informal, verbal or written, of sexual harassment and to discipline any student or employee who sexually harasses a student or employee of the School District.

Sexual Harassment consists of unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, sexually motivated physical conduct or other verbal or physical conduct or communication of a sexual nature when:

  • Submission to that conduct or communication is made a term or condition, either explicitly or implicitly, or obtaining or retaining employment, or of obtaining an education; or
  • Submission to or rejection of that conduct or communication by an individual is used as a factor in decisions affecting that individual's employment or education; or
  • That conduct or communication has the purpose or effect of substantially or unreasonably interfering with an individual's employment or education, or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive employment or education environment.

Any sexual harassment as defined when perpetrated on any student or employee by any student or employee will be treated as sexual harassment under this policy.

Any School District action taken pursuant to this policy will be consistent with requirements of applicable Utah Statues and School District policies.  The School District will take such disciplinary action it deems necessary and appropriate, including warning, suspension or immediate termination to end sexual harassment and prevent its recurrence.

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Public Display of Affection (PDA)

Students who display inappropriate attention towards one another on campus will be approached and reminded to refrain from those activities.  Further offenses will result in a parental conference and other appropriate action.

Aggressive and Violent Acts

Students who engage in any aggressive or violent acts at Canyon View High School will be referred to juvenile court through the Cedar City Police Department's Resource Officer.
In addition, other consequences, including a 10-day suspension, will be imposed by CVHS administration.  Students who persist in violent and destructive acts may be expelled from school under the Utah Safe Schools Policy.

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Gang Participation and Weapons Possession

Students shall be suspended from school for up to ten days in any given semester and may, after an opportunity for a hearing in accordance with the Iron County School District's Student Disciplinary Policy, be permanently excluded from attending school for the following reasons:

  • Possessing, using, selling or attempting to sell any firearm, smoke bomb, tear gas canister, incendiary device, flammable liquid, cigarette lighter, knife, explosive device or firework, chemical weapon, martial arts weapon or other dangerous weapon upon or within 100 yards of school property, on a school bus, or school authorized transportation, or at school activities or functions.
  • Wearing or displaying any identifiable gang or gang-related hand signals, insignia, clothing, uniforms, colors, paraphernalia, adopted symbols, writing or nicknames or other items identifying or representing gang association while on or within 100 yards of school property, on school bus or school transportation or at school activities or functions, including but not limited to the following:
    • Colored rags or handkerchiefs
    • Clothing or hats displaying gang names, initials, or nicknames

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Vandalism and Theft

CVHS Administration will deal with acts of vandalism and theft as each case requires.  Restitution for breakage, other damage or time required to clean and/or fix property, will be assessed. Referral to the Cedar City Police Department Resource Officer, suspension, or expulsion may be an option in some situations.

The administration will not be obligated to pursue the return of stolen items that should not have been on campus (CD players, MP3 players, cell phones, large amounts of money, hats, hand-held video game/video players, skateboards, etc.).

Terrorist Threats

CVHS takes a zero tolerance with any type of comment, written or verbal, which would lead the staff of the school to believe that a student is thinking of doing physical harm to students, staff, or the school.  If it is reported that a student has made such a threat, he/she will be suspended from school and referred to a local law enforcement agency and to the Department of Child and Family Services.  That student will not be allowed back into school until a risk assessment has taken place.

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Inappropriate Language and Behavior

Students on the school premises, in school transportation, or at school activities, either as a spectator or participant, are to refrain from the use of inappropriate language (i.e., swearing, use of vulgar or obscene language/gestures).  Students will be cautioned against it. Excessive use of inappropriate language will be dealt with by CVHS administration.  Continuation of inappropriate language may be cause for the student to be charged with 'Foul and Abusive Language,'‘Sexual Harassment,' or 'Obscene Language.' 

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Disruptive Behavior

Students are expected to be alert and attentive during their classes.  Students should refrain from activities that might cause a disruption anywhere on campus during school and school activities.  Some examples include, but are not limited to, having water guns, throwing snowballs, and general rough housing. 

Skateboards are not allowed on school property at any time, including night activities.

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Conduct on School Buses

Students riding school buses shall follow regulations developed by the Iron County School District:

  • Be careful when approaching bus stops.  Always walk on the left, toward oncoming traffic.  Cross the street or road after bus driver has signaled that it is safe to cross.
  • Be on time for the buss-help keep the bus on schedule.
  • Reach bus seat without disturbing other students and remain seated while bus is moving.
  • Obey the driver's suggestions promptly.  He/she and other assigned district personnel have complete charge of students while on the bus, unless a teacher/supervisor is present.
  • Help keep the bus clean and sanitary.
  • Remember that loud talking, laughing, or unnecessary confusion can momentarily divert the bus driver's attention and may result in a serious accident.
  • Keep head, arms, and hands inside the bus at all times.
  • Be courteous to fellow students and bus driver.Treat school bus equipment with proper respect; feet should never be placedon seats.  Students and parent/guardian will be responsible for any vandalism to school property.
  • Remain seated until the bus comes to a complete stop; after the bus is unloaded, wait for a signal from the bus driver before crossing highways.
  • Do not touch first aid equipment or fire extinguishers without permission of the driver.
  • Students will be denied transportation if they do not obey the rules.  Drivers are required to report any misconduct to school principals and parent/guardian in writing.  Students denied transportation must get an admittance slip from their principal before they will be permitted back on the bus.  A student may not be "kicked off" a bus or denied transportation except at the point where the student boards a bus by his/her home.
  • Use emergency doors for emergencies only.
  • Do not throw objects from the bus.
  • Students will be picked up and returned to designated stops only.
  • Students will be assigned a seat in which he/she will be seated at all times unless permission to change is given by the driver.
  • Do not use tobacco, drugs, or alcohol on the bus.
  • Students will not bring anything onto the bus that may cause injury to another (i.e., sticks, knives, breakable containers, any type of firearms, straps or pins extending from clothing, etc.).
  • No type of animal is permitted on the bus.
  • See that all books and personal belongings are kept out of the bus aisle.
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Dennis Heaton, Principal | Julie King and Kyle Robinson, Assistant Principals