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BACK TO SCHOOL DAYS REGISTRATION (8/18-8/22)

VALENCIA HIGH SCHOOL
BACK TO SCHOOL DAYS
August 18-22, 2014

The opening day of the 2014-2015 school year, Tuesday, September 2, 2014 is rapidly approaching. We have set aside five days in August to assist our students with completing all necessary preparations prior to beginning school. Please review the enclosed Back to School Days information for the specific date and time that your student should report. If you cannot come at your assigned time, you must wait until the make-up day.

BACK TO SCHOOL DAYS INFORMATION
The Back to School process includes verifying course request schedules, picking up I.D. cards, purchasing P.E. clothing, A.S.B. cards, or other spirit items, processing of requests for senior lunch passes (parent must be present), clearance of debts, etc. All debts must be cleared through the finance office prior to Station 1. As you can see there are many preparations that must be completed prior to your student attending classes on September 2, 2014. It is for this reason that attendance at Back to School Days is strongly suggested.

PURCHASES
For those wishing to expedite the purchasing process, please take advantage of our online VHS store to pre-pay for your Back to School items. A link to the VHS store can be found on our school website at www.vhstigers.org. Please bring your printed receipt with you to pick up any pre-paid items on your assigned registration day.  SENIORS: YOU MAY PURCHASE GRAD NIGHT TICKETS AT REGISTRATION FOR $75, BUT THEY MUST BE PURCHASED WITH A SEPARATE CHECK MADE OUT TO VHS GRAD NIGHT.

EMERGENCY and HEALTH CARD INFORMATION
Included in this mailer is an emergency card (white) and health card (yellow). Both cards must be completely filled-out, signed by the parent/guardian and returned by your student on their assigned registration day. Please include several responsible adults (18 years of age or older) as emergency contacts. In case of an emergency your student can only be released to the adult individuals listed on their emergency card.
Failure to submit the completed cards and/or address change will result in a request for the parent/guardian to submit a Residency Verification Form and Affidavit prior to the continuation of Back to School Days. Proof of residency for an address change must start in the Counseling Office prior to Station 1.

COURSE REQUEST SCHEDULE INFORMATION
Course Request Schedules will be distributed to your student during Back to School Days. The course request schedule is not your student’s opening day schedule. It is merely a listing of the courses your student indicated they would like to take during the 2014-15 school year.

COUNSELORS
The Back to School Days process provides students an excellent opportunity to ask their counselor questions regarding their course request schedules prior to the opening day of school. Students with questions should go to the Career Center after they have completed the Back to School Days process. Due to the high volume of students requesting to see their counselor, please be prepared to wait. It is important to remember that these are short meetings involving course changes only. Counselors will only see a student on the student’s designated date and time. Counselors will not be available to see students in the afternoon.

Mrs. Douglas A – D & ELD
Mr. Stanley E – J & IB
Mrs. Bahner K – Q & Val Tech
Mrs. Nasouf R – Z & AVID
TBD Student Support Specialist

ATHLETIC CLEARANCE INFORMATION
Students participating in the athletic program need to be cleared by Mr. McConnell, Boys’ Athletic Director the week of August 18th. The athletic packet can be obtained from our athletic website (www.valenciaathletics.com) under Athletic Files. Students must have all items in the athletic packet completed, including a current physical exam, to be eligible for practice.

Please see the attached schedule for more information.

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in all district activities, programs, and employment based upon actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, color, religion, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, immigration status, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Reference: BP 0410; 1312.3; 4111.1; 5145.3; 5145.7; 4119.11/4219.11/4319.11
 
Compliance Officer for Complaints. Employee complaint: Rick Lopez, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources (714) 985-8408. Title IX Sexual Harassment and any other discrimination complaints: Cary Johnson, Director, Educational Services (714) 985-8656. Americans with Disabilities Act complaints: Richard McAlindin, Executive Director, Instructional Support (714) 985-8727. Bullying, intimidation complaints: Rick Riegel, Administrator, Student Services (714) 985-8671
 
Procedure for Complaints. Uniform Complaint Policy Form 1312.3 (English), 1312.3 (Spanish). Williams Uniform Complaint Procedures Form 1312.4 (English) and 1312.4 (Spanish)
 
El Distrito Escolar Unificado Placentia-Yorba Linda, prohíbe la discriminación, acoso, intimidación, hostigamiento en todas las actividades, programas y empleo del distrito en base a género real o percibido, identificación de género, expresión de género, raza, etnia, color, religión ascendencia, nacionalidad, origen nacional, identificación de grupo étnico, estado de inmigración, sexo, orientación sexual, estatus marital o parental, embarazo, edad discapacidad física o mental o en base a la asociación de la persona con una persona o grupo, con una o más de estas características reales o percibidas. Referencia: BP 0410; 1312.3; 4111.1; 5145.3; 5145.7; 4119.11/4219.11/4319.11.
 
Quejas de empleados: Rick Lopez, Asistente de Superintendente, Recursos Humanos (714) 985-8408. Titulo IX Acoso Sexual y cualquier otra queja de discriminación: Cary Johnson, Director, Servicios Educativos (714) 985-8656. Americanos con Discapacidades Acta de quejas: Richard McAlindin, Director Ejecutivo, Apoyo Educativo (714) 985-8727. Quejas de acoso, intimidación: Rick Riegel, Administrador, Servicios Estudiantiles (714) 985-8671

Employee/Student Non-Fraternization Policy: BP 4101