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Overview

Welcome to Farmington High School…..  “Home of the Phoenix”

“Purposeful, Personalized Prepared”

EXPECTATIONS, POLICIES AND CODE OF CONDUCT

 

A student at Farmington High School is asked to:

1.       Accept responsibility for your education, decisions, words and actions.

2.       Act in a way that best represents your school, parents, community and self to promote a safe, healthy environment in which to learn.

3.       Be involved in school activities.

4.       Respect your fellow students and support their activities with enthusiasm and good sportsmanship.

5.       All Farmington High students will be prepared to take a personalized approach to their education in a purposeful way.   

 

548 West Glovers Lane

Farmington, Utah 84025

 

Main Office                                                         (801)-402-8800 

Attendance Office                                           (801)-402-9056

Fax                                                                         (801)-402-8801

 

ADMINISTRATION:

Richard Swanson              Principal                                              

Justin Whittaker               Assistant Principal                           

Brett Sims                           Assistant Principal                           

Merci Rossmango            Assistant Principal                           

Kasey Walkenhurst         Athletic Director                             

Detective Ballard              Resource Police Officer                 

Sue Spencer                       Head Secretary                                

 

Counselors:                                       

Alan Porter                         L-RI                                       

Staci Swainston                 A-E                                        

Anthony Smith                  F-K                                        

Andrea Holbrook              RO-Z                                     

 

CTE Coordinator:  

Dave Milliken                                    

Officers

Student Body Officers:                                                                 

  • Sarah Barnett - President
  • Sabrina Barnett – Vice President
  • Bekah Hacking – Vice President
  • Parker Hadley – Vice President
  • Nick Hyatt – Vice President
  • Diona Irwin – Vice President
  • Aubrey Rushton – Vice President

Lee Ann Hyer                                     Advisor                                

Senior Class Officers:

  • Nate Skonnard – President
  • Darcy Caughlan – Vice President
  • Hallie Erasmus – Vice President
  • Sidney Page – Vice President

Junior Class Officers:

  • Abigail Orison - President
  • Lauren Bass – Vice President
  • Luke Bowers – Vice President
  • Indiana Brown – Vice President
  • Taryn Kadri – Vice President
  • Megan Larsen – Vice President 

Sophomore Class Officers:

  • Breck Hensley - President
  • Autumn Coles – Vice President
  • Sydney Gilliland – Vice President
  • Cameron Horner – Vice President
  • Boston Jacobs – Vice President
  • Stephanie Poole – Vice President
  • Ellie Smith – Vice President

Academic Grades

Grades are awarded on a quarterly basis, earning .25 credits toward graduation. Although grades are issued on a quarterly basis, course curriculum should be planned on a semester basis. Students will not be allowed to transfer classes at the quarter without consultation with the teacher, counselor and/or administration. Students are allowed to change their schedules at the beginning of the school year during registration and at the end of the first semester. A $10 charge will be made for changes after the first day of classes.

Standards for academic grades should be high yet attainable. High academic success requires regular attendance. It is recommended that teachers hold students accountable for absenteeism by utilizing a class policy that only allows make-up for excused or verified absences. Teachers do not have to allow a student to make up work missed due to an unexcused absence.  Illness, family emergencies, and extenuating circumstances are considered acceptable reasons for missing school and teachers should allow a student to make-up worked missed due to these reasons. All school work will also be allowed to be made up due to school excused absences.  The teacher will notify a parent/legal guardian by phone call, in person, by mail, by email or by midterm notification before giving an F Grade. Students may not be allowed to make up work due to truancy.

Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities

In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Davis School District and Farmington High School will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.  Students, parents, or employees needing accommodations should contact their school ADA/504 Coordinator Brett Sims (801.402.9050), their principal or supervisor or you may contact the District ADA Coordinator, Steve Baker (402-5315), for parent or employee accommodations; or 504 Coordinator, Midori Clough (402-5180) for student accommodations. (TDD hearing impaired ((801) 402-5358)

Advanced Academics

Graduation Honors Program

Requirements (for Honors/Order of the Phoenix/Spirit of the Phoenix):

1. Students must be enrolled as a full time Farmington Student or FHS student with part time at DATC

2. Students must fill out application to get award—Applications will be due at the beginning of May.

 

Students will have the opportunity to apply to be awarded ONE honor cord for graduation

1. The Graduation Honors application is a one-page application. Students can pick up an application in the counseling center, the office, or from the graduation chair beginning 1 week after 3rd term ends.

2. The class requirements could be a combination of the classes as well. For example: a student with a 3.8 GPA who takes 3 AP classes, 4 CE classes, and has completed 400 hours of a DATC certification would qualify for Magna Cum Laude.

3. Applications will be due the first week of May.

 

Honors Application Options

1. Honors (White Cord)

3.6 Cumulative GPA OR higher

NO Course Requirement

 

2. Cum Laude (Silver Cord)

3.6-3.799 Cumulative GPA

4 AP/Honors OR 8 CE courses OR 900 hours DATC

 

3. Magna Cum Laude (Teal Cord)

3.8-3.999 Cumulative GPA

6 AP/Honors OR 12 CE courses OR 1200 Hours DATC

 

4. Summa Cum Laude (Multi Colored Cord- Teal, Silver, and black)

4.0 Cumulative GPA

6 AP/Honors OR 12 CE Courses OR 1200 hours DATC

Assembly Policy

All students are expected to attend the assemblies at Farmington High School. Students who attempt to leave campus without properly checking out through the Attendance Office will be considered truant. Students are expected to go directly to the assembly and to return to class immediately at the conclusion of the assembly. No backpacks allowed in the auditorium.

Attendance

Farmington High School, Davis School District and Utah State Law requires that students attend regularly and that parents bear considerable responsibility in helping to ensure that students are in school when they are required to be there. The guidelines for student attendance at Farmington High are as follows:   

1.       Students must have their badges visible during the entire school day.

2.       All absences must be verified within two days upon the student’s return to school. For example, a student who is absent all or part of an “A” day must have a parent/guardian verify the absence before the end of business hours the following “A” day.

3.       Students/parents are responsible for ensuring that all absences are verified through the Attendance Office. This may be accomplished in one of four ways: (1) by bringing a note from home signed by a parent or guardian; (2) by having a parent or guardian call the Attendance Secretary (801-402-9056) from 7:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Monday through Friday; (3) by having a parent or guardian come to the Attendance Office in person; or (4) by emailing the Attendance Secretary at (tlayton@dsdmail.net).

4.       Absences that may be verified by a parent include: family emergency, illness, medical appointment or a funeral. In all four cases, the following information must be provided to the attendance secretary: the exact dates and periods the student was absent, the reason for the absence, and a phone number where the parent or guardian can be reached should a question arise or further verification be needed.

5.       School-excused absences are considered part of the educational process. All school-excused absences must be authorized in advance. Students will be allowed to make up missed work for parent verified absences, and school excused absences, without losing points, if the work is made up in a reasonable amount of time. Each teacher will determine what that time is for his or her class, as explained in their disclosure. Teachers do not have to let a student make-up work or a test if the student has been truant from their class.  The teacher may also choose to not allow make-up work for an absence that is not verified by a parent or legal guardian.

6.       Students are considered absent if they are late to class by more than twenty minutes or are not making an honest effort to get to class on time.

7.       Students who are late for 1st, 5th, 4th or 8th periods need to report to the attendance office to get an admit to class. The attendance secretary will indicate on the teachers rolls in the computer whether the late was an excused late/absence or if it was not excused. Teachers will mark students late unless students have a “Do Not Mark Tardy” slip from the office; this will appear as an “EL” on the attendance screen.

8.       Students who leave school any time during the school day are required to check out through the Attendance Office. This may be done with parent or guardian permission only. Students who leave school or class without permission may be considered truant.

Students do not need to check out for: off-campus lunch, home release, magnet classes, released time, or internships. 

9.       If a student has been marked absent incorrectly, they need to check with the attendance office to determine the class period it was in, and then talk to the teacher who marked them absent to correct the absence.

10.   A student with excessive absences in a class during a term may be given a “U” for a citizenship grade. The definition of excessive absences at Farmington High is three or more unexcused absences and/or six or more excused absences. School excused absences will not count towards a “U”. If there are extenuating circumstances that cause a student to be absent more than six times during a term, then those will be handled on an individual basis between the teacher, student and an administrator if necessary.

11.   A student with four or more tardies in a class in any term may result in the student receiving a “U”.  

12.   Attendance in PLT is required; more than two unexcused absences in PLT will result in an F grade being given. 

Authority to Suspend or Expel

The school administrator has the authority to suspend a student for up to ten school days per incident.  If the school administrator desires or contemplates suspending for longer than ten school days or expelling a student, the school administrator shall make a referral to the District’s Case Management Team.

Building Evacuation / Fire Drills

Schools are required by law to conduct regular fire drills and other drills such as a lockdown, lockout or earthquake drill. An exit procedure for such drills exists and instructions are posted in each classroom regarding the route and procedure to safely exit the building. Evacuation must take place quickly and as orderly as possible. Students are to remain at least 100 feet outside all buildings until instructed by a school authority to return to class.

False alarms have serious legal consequences which may include suspension, expulsion, fines, legal prosecution, and payment for the cost of fire equipment sent to the school, and/or any damages that are incurred.

Bullying / Cyber-Bullying / Harassment / Hazing

Students may be suspended, transferred to an alternative placement, expelled, referred for police investigation, and/or prosecuted for engaging in any written, physical, or verbal aggression, intimidation, discrimination, or abusive conduct of any school employee or student at school or a school-related activity regardless of location or circumstance, including but not limited to bullying, cyber-bullying, hazing, or retaliation. 

District policy may be found at 5S-100 Conduct and Discipline.  Farmington High School’s policy may be found at www.davis.k12.ut.us/709 or a copy may be obtained in the school office.

Cafeteria / Commons

Provided students maintain appropriate behavior and respect of the school building and common areas, students will not be restricted to eat in certain areas.  Misbehavior such as throwing food, crowding in lines, leaving trays, not picking up their trash, or other inappropriate behavior will result in disciplinary action.

Cell Phones / Electronic Devices

Appropriate use of cell phones and other electronic devices is expected at all times.  Use of these devices will be based on individual teacher discretion.  Students not following cell phone/ electronic device policies, may be referred to the administration.

Character Standards / Honor Code

All students at Farmington High will perform in a highly ethical and honest manner in all areas of their involvement at school. Students are expected to do their own work to the best of their ability. Some examples of unethical or dishonest behavior would include, but are not limited to, plagiarism, copying other students’ assignments, allowing others to copy their assignments, copying and pasting items into an assignment, using any electronic device to get unauthorized answers, or doing anything that would be considered dishonest in their work and dealings with teachers and classmates. Teachers and administrators will deal with students who violate this standard in a fair and appropriate manner. Consequences may include, but are not limited to, calling home to inform parents, getting a zero on the assignment or assessment, receiving a U for the term from the teacher, receiving an administrative U, and/or getting suspended. The faculty and staff of Farmington High are united in the belief that all students should practice ethical and honest behavior.     

PLAGIARISM occurs when a writer deliberately uses someone else’s language, ideas, or other (not common knowledge*) material without acknowledging its source. Plagiarism may also include unintentional or close paraphrase. Plagiarism may take many forms including the following:

• Copying word for word from any outside source (print, video, online) without proper acknowledgement. This applies to the use of an entire paper, to use of entire sections and paragraphs, and to the use of a few distinct words and phrases.

• Paraphrasing ideas from an outside source without proper acknowledgement.

• Using any other organization or person to prepare work which one then submits as his/her own, including submitting in whole or in part a paper written by another student.

• Citing a source that does not exist.

• Attributing to a source ideas and information that are not included in the source.

• Citing a source in a bibliography when the source was neither consulted nor cited in the body of the paper.

• Intentionally distorting the meaning or applicability of data.

• Inventing data or statistical results to support conclusions.

*Common-knowledge: A piece of information may be regarded as common-knowledge if the information is found undocumented in at least 5 credible sources.

CHEATING is any deceitful and dishonest act associated with academic performance. Examples include but are not limited to:

• Copying from another’s test or assignment.

• Allowing someone to copy from your test or assignment.

• Using materials during a test or on an assignment not authorized by the instructor.

• Collaborating with a group or an individual during a test or on an assignment without the instructor’s permission.

• Continuing to work on a test after the allocated time has ended.

• Altering a graded assignment or test after it has been returned and then submitting for re-grading.

• Submitting identical or similar papers for credit in more than one course without prior permission from the course instructors.

• Knowingly obtaining, using, buying, selling, reproducing, circulating or soliciting in whole or part the contents of any test without prior authorization of the instructor.

• Bribing another student to obtain a test. Soliciting or receiving unauthorized information about a test.

• Retaining, possessing, using or circulating previously given test materials where those materials clearly indicate they are to be returned to the instructor at the conclusion of the examination.

• Providing false information in connection with any inquiry regarding academic honesty and integrity.

• Falsifying records or official documents such as: academic records, report cards, letters of permission, ID cards, absence excuses, parent notes, etc.

Citizenship Grade

Citizenship grades will be determined each term by the teacher. Such factors as school and class behavior, attendance, and punctuality are used to determine a student’s citizenship grade. Expectations set forth in a teacher’s course disclosure will be used to determine grades and credit. It is the responsibility of the student to adhere to the citizenship policy and to teacher expectations. A “U” grade remains on the permanent record, but credit can be restored through proper citizenship make-up.

Citizenship Make-Up Credit

Citizenship make-up credit is available by doing one of the following for each U:

1.       Contacting the teacher giving the U prior to the end of the term.

2.       Contacting the Citizenship secretary to make arrangements for completing 4 hours of approved service along with paying $5 once the 4 hours of service has been completed.

Citizenship Policy

Graduation requirements in the Davis School District include satisfactory citizenship and adherence to the rules and policies of Farmington High School. Failure to earn the required 35 citizenship credits will result in withholding the graduation diploma and participation in the commencement exercise. For graduation, a student is required to earn citizenship credit in grades 9 through 12; .25 units of citizenship credit in each class for each term can be earned, for a total of 35 Citizenship Credits.

Administrative U:  One citizenship credit is given per year (.25 per term) to cover the school period before, during, and after school, and at all school sponsored activities. This credit may be withheld by the administration for unsatisfactory citizenship behavior; some examples of this behavior are as follows: fighting, hazing, theft, possession of controlled substances, truancy, excessive tardies, and failure to meet release time and other off campus commitments, etc.

Citizenship Requirements for Graduation

Davis School District requires each student to have 35 credits in Citizenship. All unsatisfactory grades in citizenship must be made up in order to graduate as well as participate in extra-curricular activities.

Classroom Behavior

Farmington High School has high expectations in the classroom and your attitude and behavior should contribute to an environment of learning.  Specifically, we expect that you will:

1.       Arrive to class on time.

2.       Be prepared for class, with all materials necessary, each day.

3.       Show respect and consideration for others in the learning environment.

4.       Demonstrate care and consideration for school property and the property of others.

You are expected to observe the rules and procedures that have been established by each teacher for their classroom and respond promptly to the direction of your teacher or be subject to due process.

Class Changes

Students have been assigned to classes based on their requests and where space is available. Changes will be limited to the following:

1.       Schedule will be adjusted when the student does not have a full schedule or when the school has made an error for no charge.

2.       Changes will be based upon the PCCR and will require approval and review of the counselor and a parent.

3.       If there are any class changes between the 3rd week of the Semester and Midterm the only class that they can take is Home Release. There will be NO class changes after midterm.

4.       Changes to 2nd Semester schedules before the Winter Recess will be done for no charge. After Winter Recess there will be a $10.00 fee.

Compulsory Education Requirement

A parent or legal guardian having custody over a school-age minor is required under State law to enroll and send a school-age minor to a public or established private school during the school year in the district in which the minor resides.  The process of education requires continuity of instruction, class participation and study.  Frequent absences from classes disrupt the instructional process.  Parents/guardians are encouraged to work with the school in promoting regular attendance of all students.

Computer Information Access

Farmington High parents are able to make additional contact with the school through any carrier’s computer networking service. You may find access through the Davis School District Home Page at www.davis.k12.ut.us  Click on the Student Information System, give the student number, get a pin number and follow the steps outlined.

Dances

School Dress and behavior codes apply to all dances. Anyone who violates the following outlined regulations will not be allowed into the dance and/or will be removed from the dance. Once inside the dance, if students alter their attire and/or behavior so as to violate the regulations, they will be escorted out of the dance and not be allowed to return. Students in violation of these regulations may not be allowed to attend any other dances at Farmington High School, and further disciplinary measures may apply. Students coming from other schools must comply with these regulations. No person 9th grade or younger, and no person older than 20 years old will be admitted into any school dance. Ticket purchases will not be refunded.  Some dances may require additional dress standards and must be complied with in order to attend. “Slam-dancing”, “Moshing”, suggestive dancing, or any other unacceptable student behavior will not be tolerated, and the student may be asked to leave without refund; this will be determined by the administration.

Disruption of School Operations

Students may be suspended, transferred to an alternative placement, expelled, referred for police investigation, and/or prosecuted for any conduct that creates an unreasonable and substantial disruption or risk of disruption of a class, activity, program, or other function of the school, including but not limited to: frequent, flagrant, or willful disobedience; defiance of school authority; criminal activity; fighting; noncompliance with school dress code; possession of contraband (i.e., drug paraphernalia, pornography, mace, pepper spray, laser pen, chains, needles, razor blades, bats and clubs); or the use of foul, profane, vulgar, harassing or abusive language. 

District Non-Discrimination Policies

Davis School District and Farmington High do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status in its programs and activities, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. 

Inquires or complaints regarding the non-discrimination policies may be directed to an individual’s principal or supervisor and/or the District Compliance Officer: Steven Baker, Associate Director Human Resources.

Steven Baker, Associate Director Human Resources

ADA (Employment Issues) Coordinator

Davis School District
45 East State Street
P.O. Box 588
Farmington, Utah   84025
tel: (801) 402-5315

Midori Clough, District 504 Coordinator
504 (Student Issues) Coordinator
Davis School District
P.O. Box 588
70 East 100 North
Farmington, Utah   84025
tel: (801) 402-5180

Bernardo Villar, Director of Equity
Title IX Compliance Coordinator
Race, Color, National Origin, Religion, or Gender in other than Athletic Programs

Davis School District
P.O. Box 588
70 East 100 North
Farmington, Utah   84025
tel: (801) 402-5319

Tim Best, Health Lifestyles Coordinator
Title IX Compliance Coordinator
Gender Based Discrimination in Athletic Programing

Davis School District
P.O. Box 588
20 North Main Street
Farmington, Utah   84025
tel: (801) 402-7850

Scott Zigich, Director of Risk Management
Physical Facilities Compliance Coordinator
P.O. Box 588
20 North Main Street
Farmington, Utah   84025
tel: (801) 402-5307

TDD (hearing impaired): (801) 492-5358
 

Dress Code

School dress standards should be followed whenever attending any school activity.  Anything that is disruptive to the normal operation of school or any dress or grooming that may considered extreme is not permitted. These dress standards also apply at all school sponsored activities. Students that repeatedly violate the dress code may be suspended and/or given an administrative U.

DRESS STANDARDS

1.       Students must be fully clothed. 

2.       Extreme dress or style which causes a distraction to the learning environment is not allowed.    

3.       Students must wear shoes.

4.       Clothing that exposes BARE MIDRIFFS, BUTTOCKS, OR UNDERGARMENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED. The sleeves of tank tops, shirts, and blouses must be at least 3”. Spaghetti straps are not permitted. Clothing that is low cut and overly revealing is not allowed. Pants, shorts and skirts must be worn at the waist. The length of a skirt, dress or shorts must be of a decent length; this will be determined by the administration.

5.       Clothing containing obscene or suggestive words or pictures, including references to sex, tobacco, drugs, or alcohol may not be worn at school.

6.       Sagging or slovenly appearance of clothing is not allowed.

7.       Clothing attachments which could be considered dangerous or could be used as a weapon, i.e. spikes chains, wristbands, etc. will not be allowed.

8.       Exaggerated cosmetics and body paint is prohibited.

9.       Hair, including facial hair shall be kept neat and clean. Hair that is considered an extreme distraction to the academic learning environment is not allowed; this will be determined by the administration.

10.   Students may wear pierced earrings. However, any other type of body or facial piercing which is an extreme distraction to the learning environment is prohibited; this will be determined by the administration.

11.   The administration reserves the right to send a student home to change, or confiscate the item, if they deem that the student’s attire is inappropriate or repeatedly non-compliant.

12.    ID badges must be worn on a lanyard around the neck or pinned to the upper chest area at all times during the school day unless otherwise directed by their teacher(s).

DRESS STANDARDS FOR DANCES

Dress that may be construed as inappropriate under this policy includes, but is not limited to:

1.       Revealing clothing; too tight, too short, too low cut in front (revealing cleavage) or back (no lower than shoulder blades), no EXTREME bare midriffs, sheer fabric where underwear, cleavage, midriff, or back is revealed, other display of undergarments. 

2.       No short skirts shorter that mid-thigh (including slits)

3.       Clothing that is extreme or slovenly (oversized, baggy, or torn jeans), or for protest, defiance, dissent, or displays obscene, illegal substances, or suggestive words or pictures is not permitted.

4.        Shoes must be worn at all times.

Decisions made by an administrator, resource officer, dance advisor, and/or adult chaperone must be adhered to or a student may be removed from the dance.

Drugs / Controlled Substances

Any student, who possesses, controls, uses, distributes, sells, or arranges the sale of an illegal drug or controlled substance (which includes alcohol, tobacco in any form, and electronic cigarettes), an imitation controlled substance, or drug paraphernalia in a school building, in a school vehicle, on District property, or in conjunction with any school activity, may be suspended, transferred to an alternative placement, tested for drugs, expelled, referred for police investigation, and/or prosecuted.

Due Process

When a student is suspected of violating Farmington High or District policy, the school administrator must meet with and inform him/her of the allegations and provide the student the opportunity to give his/her version of the incident.  If the school administrator determines sufficient evidence exists to impose discipline, the school administrator shall notify the parent or guardian that: 1) the student has been suspended; 2) the grounds for the suspension; 3) the period of time for which the student is suspended; and 4) the time and place for the parent or guardian to meet a designated school official to review the suspension.

Extra Curricular Activities

Participation in interscholastic athletics, cheerleading, student government, student clubs, graduation ceremonies, and other extracurricular activities is not a constitutionally protected civil right.  Therefore, students who are suspended, transferred to an alternative placement, or expelled, may lose the privilege of participation in all extracurricular activities during the period of discipline and will not be afforded due process procedures to challenge the denial of participation.

Fighting

Students fighting or threatening to fight, on school grounds, traveling to and from school, or at any school sponsored activity may be suspended for two to ten school days. In order to be reinstated in school, a parent conference is required. Repeat offenders may be expelled or excluded from school.

Fines and Fees

Fines and fees must be paid in order for the student to pick up his/her yearbook. Diplomas will not be given to graduating seniors until their fines are paid in full. Additionally, official transcripts will not be sent for any student with outstanding fines or fees.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

Student Education Records

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law designed to protect the privacy of a student’s education records.  FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children’s education records. These rights are:

Inspect and review all of their student’s education records maintained by the school within 45 days of a request for access.

Request that a school correct records believed to be inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA.

Parents who wish to ask the school to amend a record should write the principal or appropriate school official, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it should be changed.  If the school decides not to amend the record as requested by the parent, the school will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and advise them of their right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment.

Provide consent before the school discloses personally identifiable information (PPI) from a student’s record, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.  Such exceptions include, but are not limited to:

[a]                 school officials with legitimate educational interests;

[b]                other schools to which a student is transferring;

[c]                 individuals who have obtained court orders or subpoenas;

[d]                persons who need to know in cases of health and safety emergencies;

[e]                juvenile justice system;

[f]                 a State agency or organization that is legally responsible for the care and protection of the
                    student;

[g]                specified officials for audit or evaluation purposes; or

[h]                organizations conducting studies for or on behalf of the District.

A school official is a person employed by the District as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel); a person serving as a volunteer; a person serving on the District School Board; a person or company with whom the District has contracted to perform a special task (such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, or therapist), or to whom the District has outsourced institutional services or functions.  A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.

Graduation Requirements

The Davis School Board of Education has set this requirement for the four-period rotating block to 27 units of credit. These requirements are as follows:

English - 4 credits

Math   (recommended each year) - 3 credits

Science - 3 credits

Social Studies - 2.5 credits

U.S. Government and Citizenship (Civics) - .5 credits

CTE - 1 credit

Fine Arts - 1.5 credits

Health - .5 credit

Fit for Life - .5 credit

Physical Education - 1 credit

Digital Studies - .5 credit

Financial Literacy - .5 credit

Electives - 8.5 credits

Total Credits Required: 27 credits

In order to “walk” at the graduation ceremony a student must be enrolled in at least 4 classes during the last semester of their senior year and need to clear all “U’s” and pay all fines and fees. To participate in the graduation ceremony is a privilege not a right. If you do not have 35 citizenship credits you will not receive a Farmington High School Diploma. If at the beginning of the next school year these have not been made up, you can receive an Adult Ed. Diploma only.

Locker Information

Lockers are available for daily use.  Lockers will not be assigned.  Should a student require use of a locker, each locker has a combination lock that must be individually programmed by the student each day.  Lockers must be emptied at the end of the day on Fridays.  Items may not be left in lockers overnight.  If a student forgets their locker combination or the location of the locker they occupy, the student may have to wait until the lockers are reset on Friday afternoon to retrieve their belongings.

Parent Notification

Parents or guardians will be notified of student’s absences by:

1.       A recorded phone message from the school and /or email.

2.       An attendance report at mid-term and on report cards.

3.       Parents may call the Attendance Office during regular business hours at 801-402-9056.

4.       Parents may access student attendance information on the internet through the Davis District Home Page and the Student Information Connection. Go to davis.k12.ut.us. School, Farmington High.

Parental Rights in Public Education

The Davis School District and Farmington High School shall reasonably accommodate** a parent’s or guardian’s:

·         Written request to retain a student on grade level based on the student's academic ability or the student's social, emotional, or physical maturity.

·         Written request to excuse the student from attendance for a family event or visit to a health care provider, without obtaining a note from the provider. (An excuse does not diminish expectations for the student's academic performance).

·         Written request to place a student in a specialized class or an advanced course. (In determining whether placement is reasonable, the District shall consider multiple academic data points).

·         Request to excuse the student from taking a test that is administered statewide or the National Assessment of Educational Progress.

·         Initial selection of a teacher or request for a change of teacher.

·         Request to visit and observe any class the student attends.

·         Request to meet with a teacher at a mutually agreeable time if unable to attend a regularly scheduled parent teacher conference.

**Reasonably accommodate" means to make its best effort to enable a parent or guardian to exercise a parental right without substantial impact to staff and resources including employee working conditions, safety and supervision on school premises and for school activities, and the efficient allocation of expenditures while balancing the parental rights, the educational needs of other students, the academic and behavioral impacts to a classroom, a teacher's workload, and the assurance of the safe and efficient operation of a school. Each accommodation shall be considered on an individual basis and no student shall be considered to a greater or lesser degree than any other student.

**Reasonably accommodate for purposes of this section means the District or school shall make its best effort to enable a parent or guardian to exercise a parental right specified here without substantial impact to staff and resources, including employee working conditions, safety and supervision on school premises and for school activities, and the efficient allocation of expenditures; while balancing: the parental rights of parents or guardians; the educational needs of other students; the academic and behavioral impact to a classroom; a teacher’s workload; and the assurance of the safe and efficient operation of a school.

The parental rights specified here do not include all the rights or accommodations available to parents or guardians from the public education system.

Parking

Parking permits may be purchased by all juniors and seniors.  Depending on availability, sophomores may or may not be given parking permits. All vehicles parked on school property must be registered with the school and MUST ALWAYS DISPLAY a current permit. Cost of the parking permit is $5.00 per vehicle per semester and $5.00 for a replacement permit. Students will not be allowed to purchase a parking permit at the beginning of the school year or the beginning of the second semester if they have any outstanding U’s, or outstanding fees/ fines. Students cannot have an F grade as indicated by the previous term report card. New parking permits will be sold at the beginning of the second semester; all first semester U’s and or fines must be cleared and paid for before the new second semester passes will be issued. Students must not park in restricted areas they are: faculty, visitor, fire lane, handicap, etc.  Student vehicles parked inappropriately are subject to a $15.00.  A $25 fine will be assessed for parking in handicap and/or fire lanes. Student vehicles in violation of the parking policy, along with repeat offenders, may be towed at owner expense. Parking privileges may be revoked at any time.

Student parking is on a first come first serve basis and the purchase of a parking permit does not guarantee a parking place each day; it is first come first serve.

Any student that duplicates a parking pass, sells a parking pass to another student, steals a parking pass, or is in possession of a stolen parking pass will lose the privilege of parking on campus for the remainder of the school year, could be suspended from school, will be fined $25, will receive an administrative U and could be charged with theft.

Pledge of Allegiance

The Pledge of Allegiance shall be recited by students at the beginning of each school day in each public school classroom in the State, led by a student in the classroom, as assigned by the classroom teacher on a rotating basis.  Participation in the Pledge is voluntary and not compulsory.

Profanity

Profanity is inappropriate and will not be tolerated at Farmington High School. (Refer to disruption of school operations)

Public Displays of Affection

Displays of affection, other than hand-holding will not be allowed in any part of the building at any time. A warning will be given and/or parents will be contacted if the offense happens during the school day. Students will be asked to leave the building if it occurs outside the school day.

Released Time / Home Release / Off-Campus Programs

Students who are granted permission to participate in release-time and /or other off-campus programs are not allowed in the building or on campus during that time without special permission through the office.  Students who do not follow through with their commitment to these programs, either by failing to leave campus before the tardy bell sounds, or by returning to campus before the designated time, may be issued a trespass citation.

The first citation will be a verbal warning; subsequent citations will begin at $10.00 and increase to as much as $25.00. Students who lose the privilege of continued participation in release-time and /or their off-campus programs will be released to the care of their parents until such time as they can be enrolled in a class at the high school. The usual time for enrollment back on campus is the semester break.

Religious Expression in Public School

In compliance with existing Federal and State law regarding religion and religious expression in public schools, the District or school may neither advance nor inhibit religion.  It is the District’s policy to: 1) allow students and employees to engage in expression of personal religious views or beliefs within the parameters of current law, and 2) maintain the schools’ official neutrality regarding sectarian religious issues according to the constitutional principle of separation between church and state.

Rights Under the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment

The Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) affords parents certain rights regarding the use of surveys or other school activities which may involve the collection or use of protected information. These include the right to:

Consent before students are required to participate in any survey, analysis, or evaluation that reveals information, whether personally identifiable or not, concerning the student’s or any family member’s:

[a] Political affiliations or beliefs;

[b] Mental or psychological problems;

[c] Sexual behavior, orientation or attitudes;

[d] Illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating, or demeaning behavior;

[e] Critical appraisals of others with whom the student or family have close family relationships;

[f] Legally recognized privileged relationships, such as with lawyers, doctors, or     ministers;

[g] Religious practices, affiliations, or beliefs; or

[h] Income, other than as required by law to determine program eligibility.

Receive notice and an opportunity to opt a student out of activities involving collection, disclosure, or use of personal information obtained from students regarding any of the protected information areas.

Inspect, upon request and before administration or use of:

[a] Protected information surveys designed to be administered to students; and

[b] Instructional material used as part of the educational curriculum.

Davis School District has policies in place to protect student privacy as required by both State and Federal law. Farmington High will directly notify you of the specific or approximate dates of activities which involve the collection or use of protected information and provide an opportunity to opt your student out of participating in such activities.

Parents who believe their rights have been violated may contact the school’s administration or file a complaint with:

Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-5920
1-800-872-5327 Informal inquires may be sent to FPCO via the following email address: PPRA@ED.Gov.

Safe and Orderly Schools

It is the policy of the Davis School District and Farmington High to promote a safe and orderly school environment for all students and employees.  Criminal acts or disruptive behavior of any kind will not be tolerated and any individual who engages in such activity will be subject to school disciplinary action as determined by school administrators, District disciplinary action as determined by the Department of Student Services Case Management Team, police referral, and/or prosecution.  In determining appropriate discipline, school officials will consider the totality of the circumstances, including the severity of the offense, as well as the individual’s age, disability status, intent, academic status, and prior disciplinary record.

Search and Seizure

School officials have the authority to search a student’s person, personal property, or vehicle while located on school property or at a school sponsored activity, when they have reason to believe that the search will turn up evidence that the student has violated or is violating a particular law or school rule.

Students have no right or expectation of privacy in school lockers, desks, or other storage areas provided for student use.  School lockers, desks or other storage areas are the sole property of the Davis School District and Farmington High.  Periodic general inspections of school lockers, including the use of drug detecting canines, may be conducted by school authorities for any reason at any time, without notice, without student consent, and without a search warrant.

Serious Violations

Students may be suspended, transferred to an alternative placement, expelled, referred for police investigation, and/or prosecuted for committing any of the following school-related serious violations: 1) threatening or causing harm to the school, school property, or persons associated with the school, or property associated with that person, regardless of where the conduct occurs; 2) committing any criminal act, including but not limited to: assault, harassment, hazing, rape, trespass, arson, theft, vandalism, possession or use of pornographic materials on school property; 3) engaging in any gang activity, including but not limited to: flashing gang signs, displaying or spraying gang graffiti, wearing or displaying gang related clothing or apparel, or soliciting others for membership in a gang. 

Social Media Policy

Farmington High School respects the rights of students to express themselves and use social media platforms. FHS however, has the right to address and/or take disciplinary measures for information communicated through social media when it creates a disruption of school for any student, comprises academic dishonesty, or is deemed threatening to any person associated with the school. For the purposes of these guidelines, social media contains any form of electronic communication, social networking, online communication, or online presence.

The following guidelines serve to help students avoid social media activities that could result in unsafe situations or school discipline. Participating in these electronic or online actions could be considered to be substantially or foreseeably disruptive to the FHS environment and could require official school involvement and possibly law enforcement agencies.

Students should:

• Avoid posting confidential information about themselves or others, i.e. phone numbers, addresses, school I.D., number, etc.

• Avoid unprofessional public profiles including the use of language of a profane or sexual nature. The image you create of yourself online can be seen by anyone. Privacy settings are NOT foolproof!

• Avoid participating in, sending messages or posting information about illegal activities or indicate knowledge of unreported crimes. i.e. Incriminating photos or statements depicting violence; hazing; sexual harassment; sexting; vandalism; stalking; underage drinking; selling, possessing, or using controlled substances; or any other illegal behaviors.

• Never post or communicate messages that include Bullying\Threats of Violence. While FHS students have a right to free speech that right is NOT unlimited. Cyber-Bullying is a serious problem and is not limited to student-to-student interactions. Vicious treatment and hateful words often lead to violence, suicide, depression, and discrimination.

• Never participate or post in activities considered cheating and/or plagiarizing or any activity that violates the FHS Character Standards.

• Avoid “Liking,” “Retweeting,” “Subtweeting,” “trending,” messages that violate any of the guidelines previously stated.

FHS students should be aware that if their conduct negatively impacts the education environment, such conduct may be subject to discipline, not only by school authorities, but also by law enforcement agencies.

FHS students should avoid the following:

- Derogatory language or remarks about teammates, coaches, students, staff members, athletic administrators, or representatives of other schools;

- Demeaning statements about and/or threats to any third party;

- Creating a serious danger to the safety of another person or making a credible threat of serious physical or emotional injury to another person.

Student Activity Card

All students are given an ID badge at the beginning of the year. They are required to SHOW their ID badge to be admitted free into all REGION 1 games at Farmington High. Students will be charged a student fee for non-region games and away games. Replacement cards can be obtained in the main office at a cost of $5.00. All students will be charged a $5.00 entrance fee to attend the endowment games.

Student Directory Information

Directory information, which is information that is generally not considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if released, may be released at the discretion of school officials, without consent, for appropriate reasons such as, school publications, newspaper articles, and to outside education related organizationsIn addition, two federal laws require secondary schools to provide military recruiters, upon request, the names, addresses and telephone listings of their students.  

The Davis School District has designated the following information as directory information:  1) student’s name, 2) student’s address, 3) student’s telephone number, 4) date of birth, 5) parent email address, 6) participation in officially recognized activities and sports, 7) weight and height of members of athletic teams, 8) degrees and awards received, 9) photograph, 10) most recent educational institution attended by the student.

If you, as a parent, do not want Farmington High to disclose directory information from your child’s education records without your prior written consent, you must notify the school in writing annually.

Parents who believe their rights have been violated may contact the school’s administration or file a complaint with:

Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C.  20202-5920
1-800-872-5327

Informal inquires may be sent to FPCO via the following email address: FERPA@ED.Gov

Complaints should be reported as soon as possible, but not later than 180 days from the date you learned of the circumstances of the alleged violation.

Student Eligibility Information

1.       Students wishing to participate in extracurricular activities, sports, assemblies and extended travel activities must clear all their U’s before participation. Advisors and Coaches will verify eligibility. Advisors of student body and class officers, cheerleaders and Nixelles will ensure that Farmington High School constitutional requirements are met.

2.       A student of Farmington High School who wants to participate in all sports must have a minimum of a 2.0 GPA the preceding term, and cannot have more than one F the preceding term. A higher standard may be established by individual groups, please check with your advisor or coach. For purpose of eligibility I’s count as an F until made up. An administrator may deem a student ineligible at any time for extreme behavior or attendance issues.

3.       An eligibility list will be provided to advisors and coaches at the end of each term. It is the responsibility of the advisor or coach to verify eligibility status for each student.

4.       Athletes that are competing under the umbrella of the Utah High School Activities Association are required to have a Form A physical examination, each year, before participating at Farmington High School.

5.       The established district participation fee must be paid before the first athletic event.

6.       Students declared ineligible may appeal to the Farmington High standards committee through their advisor or coach.  This committee will consist of at least one administrator, one teacher, and the athletic director.

7.       All students that participate on any athletic team, cheerleaders and/or Nixelles.

Student eligibility standards for all Farmington High School extracurricular activities are subject to review by the administration and include compliance with all school rules. Attendance issues, smoking, drinking, drug use, poor behavior, insubordination or disrespect of coaches, advisors, teachers, and administrative personnel could result in suspension from extracurricular activities and may result in loss of eligibility.

Student ID Badges

Students are required to have their Student ID Badge on a lanyard around their neck or pinned to the upper chest area at all times during the school day.  Due to student safety, some teachers may require students remove their ID badges during class instruction.  If a student does not have their ID badge with them, they must check in at the office to receive a temporary badge that is to be worn for the day.  If a student is late to class or must leave class in order to obtain a temporary badge, a tardy may be given.  In addition, a fine and an administrative U may be given for excessive missing badges. In addition, a $5.00 replacement fee will be charged for lost or damaged ID badges.  

Tardy Policies

Being late to class is not only discourteous but can be disruptive and detrimental to the learning process. Each teacher will disclose their tardy policy for their classes. Four tardies is considered excessive and a “U” may be given, if not made up before the end of the grading period.

Technology

Laptops

Each student at Farmington High School will be issued a Dell Latitude 3180 laptop. Laptops will be checked out to students at orientation, and checked in at the end of the school year.

Similar to a textbook, each student will be responsible for any damages or theft.

Insurance on the device, which covers accidental damage and theft, can be purchased for $39 through the Securranty company. www.securranty.com/davis-school-insurance

Insurance on the device must be purchased within 30 days of issuance and will require the device’s serial number and model name.

Truancy

Daily attendance at school is required by state law. We encourage all students to be responsible and recognize the importance of being in class each day and on time.

“Students who have unexcused absences, excessive absence or tardies, suspicious absences, misrepresented parental verification or other related issues during school hours will be considered truant and are subject to a truancy citation and fined accordingly.”--- State Code

Absences will be cleared for family emergencies, illness, and extenuating circumstances (legitimate reasons). All absences need to be cleared by parent/guardian within two days upon returning to school or they are considered unexcused.

Students are responsible for tracking their attendance and making sure it is kept up to date and current by checking online or by requesting a copy of the record from the attendance office.

Truancy Citations

Attendance will be tracked daily by the tracking secretary. Any student with 4 or more unexcused class periods will be issued a truancy, students will be notified via their DSD email of the number of truancies and the amount of the fines.

Consequences are:

1St. Warning sent to student’s DSD email and email to parents

2nd. $10 fine, citation issued and an email will be sent to parents/students

3rd. $15 fine, citation issued, and an email will be sent to parents/students

4th. $20 fine, citation issued, and an email will be sent to parent/student, Administrator Conference

5th. $25 fine, Citation issued with Administrative Intervention. 

Any others will be $25 fine: handled directly by administration.

Visitors

All visitors must check in at the front office to receive a visitor badge which must be visible at all times while in the school building. Any unauthorized persons on our campus during school hours, before or after school, and during lunch, is prohibited and is subject to criminal trespass by the Farmington City Police Department.  Visitors may not attend class with students without administrative approval.

Weapons and Explosives - Automatic 1-Year Expulsion

Any student who in a school building, in a school vehicle, on District property, or in conjunction with any school activity, possesses, controls, uses or threatens use of a real weapon, explosive, noxious or flammable material, or actually uses or threatens to use a look-alike or pretend weapon with the intent to intimidate another person or to disrupt normal school activities, shall be expelled from all District schools, programs, and activities for a period of not less than one calendar year; unless the Case Management Team determines on a case-by-case basis, that a lesser penalty would be more appropriate.  The terms weapon, explosive, and noxious or flammable material include but are not limited to: guns, starter pistols, cap guns, knives, martial arts accessories, bombs, bullets and ammunition, fireworks, gasoline or other flammable liquids, matches, and lighters.