News and Events
Laptop Insurance--must buy by November 7th
Did you check out a laptop this year but didn’t buy insurance? You can still buy this STRONGLY recommended protection up until November 7th. After November 7th, you will not be able to purchase insurance for your machine so make sure to bring a check, cash, or money order to Ms. Farrar. To find out how much you have to pay ask your classmates in your grade. If you have any questions you can ask Ms. Farrar in 1113 or Patrick, the Tech Guy, in 1311.
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Parking lot procedures
All parking spaces in the school parking lot are assigned to staff. Please, when picking up/or dropping off your student, do not park in these parking space. If you must wait for your student or if you have business in the Main Office, please use the Eight visitor parking spaces located at the south end of the parking lot along the west fence. These spaces are marked with green and white VISITOR parking signs.
On Tuesday, September 16, your student will receive important paperwork that must be completed for them to receive their laptop. The completed papers are due this Friday, Sept. 19. Laptop distribution will begin the following week, in Language Arts classes.
At our Family Event on Oct. 1, staff will be on hand to help answer questions about laptops, including staff who speak Somali, Spanish, Vietnamese and Tagalog. One important note as you look over the paperwork: please remember that you are most protected from financial risk by purchasing the discounted insurance policy for your student’s laptop. We strongly recommend that all families select this option.
Thank you for your support of your student and Cleveland High School.
· refers to the papers you and your family must sign explaining your responsibilities in receiving the laptop.
· You get these in your Language Arts class and return them to that teacher or Patrick Yolian in 1311.
· You only have to fill this out ONCE during your time at Cleveland—it goes on file each year after the first time.
· Refers to the checks/cash/money order/form you use to make financial arrangements for the laptop.
· There’s really only one form, for those who are seeking a waiver of the deposit. You must be eligible for free and reduced lunch to use the waiver option.
· You get the waiver paper in your Language Arts class and return them ONLY to Ms. Farrar in 1113. If you are getting insurance or paying a $100 deposit, you don’t need any papers, just to bring a check, money order, or cash (exact change appreciated) to Ms. Farrar, who will give you a receipt for your payment.
· Financial arrangements must be made each year you receive a laptop.
· There are three options for financial arrangements:
o Buy discounted insurance. This is the STRONGLY RECOMMENDED option. You pay $20 - $50 (depending on the machine) for the year, and are protected from virtually all accidental loss or damage. Money will not be refunded, but you have the most peace of mind.
o Pay a $100 deposit. This money will get refunded to you at the end of the year IF no loss or damage occurs. If significant loss or damage occurs, you are liable for the full fine of $350.
o If your family is eligible for free or reduced lunch, you may submit a waiver form (can get from LA teacher or Ms. Farrar) and receive a laptop without paying any money up front. HOWEVER, you are still liable for the full amount of fines if loss or damage occurs.
· Buying the discounted insurance is the best protection from financial liability.
· All checks can be made out to “Cleveland High School,” whether for insurance or deposit.
What if I have fines from previous damage to a laptop?
You should arrange to pay or do a program of work to cover at least half of your fines so that you can receive your laptop. See Ms. Farrar in 1113 to pay fines. See Mr. Breland, Dr. Reed, or Ms. Brown to arrange a program of work.
LAPTOP DISTRIBUTION PROCEDURES—2014-2015
LAPTOP POLICIES AND GUIDELINES
1) You are expected to bring the laptop with you to school each day as you would notebooks or a pencil. Charge it at home so you don’t have to bother with charging during the school day.
2) Take good care of your laptop—you will have the same one all four years. Taking good care of your machine looks like this:
a. Keeping it always in your sight and possession, and securing it (i.e. in a locker) when you cannot.
b. Treating it gently, and keeping it free from spills or debris.
c. Using it for school purposes. Game sites and other non-school-related sites can expose your machine to viruses, as well as put you in violation of school district rules.
3) What if something goes wrong?
a. If your machine is lost or possibly stolen, report it immediately to a security specialist and to Mr. Yolian. We are often successful in finding student machines when we know right away they are missing.
b. If your machine gets damaged, bring it to Mr. Yolian in 1311 right away. If you have insurance, it will probably cover the cost of the damage. Even if you don’t have insurance, let Mr. Yolian know so he can help repair your machine, and you can begin figuring out how to pay the cost.
c. In most cases, Mr. Yolian can arrange for you to have a loaner laptop while your machine is being repaired.
d. If your machine is stolen from an off-campus location, you must call the police and get a case number from them so we can try to retrieve the machine using the CompuTrace software inside it. This is also needed for the insurance company to replace the machine.
Dress Code Guidelines
Dear Cleveland Eagles:
We want to communicate some details about our expectations for student dress while at school. At Cleveland, our mission is “Real world preparation for real world success.” We strive to provide a professional environment for students; for example, people from community organizations, universities, and industry frequently visit our campus to participate in student learning. We want to help students present themselves professionally at school. Therefore, we are providing some clear guidelines for appropriate school dress below, and are grateful for families’ support of this expectation.
Thank you for your attention to these guidelines.
Cleveland High School Administration
More Attendance News
Here's an update on the attendance policy:
If a student doesn't agree with the markings on their attendance (i.e.: if they were marked absent but they believe that they were either on time or late), they need to come to the Attendance Office and ask for the Attendance Correction Form (red paper).
Students will need to discuss the matter with the teacher. Afterwards, they should return the form back to the Attendance Office.
Also, students who show up late to school (even if their parents called that they were going to be late), need to check in at the Attendance Office first.
If you have any attendance-related questions, do not hesitate to stop by Bayot's office.
Schedule change procedures
Need to change your schedule? Here are some rules and guidelines for the first 10 days in terms of schedule changes:
1. Students must fill out a schedule change form. No teacher signatures are required for the first 10 days for most elective classes EXCEPT for classes that require recommendation — AP classes, Journalism, Graphic Arts and advisory switches.
Students without a schedule must see Kelly Tagupa to get registered.
Seniors may have late arrival or early dismissal, but may not have a hole in the middle of their day. Students need a parent signature for late arrival/early dismissal. To TA for a teacher, they need to have the teacher email their counselor.
Protocol set for Muslim prayer time
New protocols are now in place for Muslim students who participate in prayer time.
1. Students must check in with their 7th or 8th period teacher for attendance purposes.
2. Students should quietly step to prayer area, either in the hallway or the designated space.
3. Students should be gone NO MORE than 15 minutes maximum, including travel time.
4. Designated space for females is room 2157; for males it's room 1109
5. Students will not be allowed to sit in window sills or stairwells. You must report to a designated space.
5. Prayer time is from 1:05 - 1:20 p.m. (Time will adjust accordingly).
Students who are missing beyond the prescribed time will be reported to administration. The principal will then contact the parent(s) if a student becomes a repeat offender.
Cleveland in the news
A recent article from the Seattle Times Education Lab project highlighted our school. Here's the link to the article:
A Change To Echo & Google Docs
Good afternoon, Cleveland Eagles!
On July 1st, 2014 Echo will no longer offer Single Sign-On (SSO) between Google Apps and our school. This change will have very little impact on your day-to-day activities and will mean you can use your Google account for more than just Echo such as the Google Drive desktop app, Khan Academy, Blogger, and other services. Linking to Google Docs within Echo will still work after this change.
To guarantee we are all prepared for this update, please make sure to update your password for your account. Please review this tutorial for instructions on changing your password. No other action is needed for this transition.
For more information on why Echo will sunset this service, please see this FAQ on the Echo Support Center.
Parent Sign Up for ECHO