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Child Welfare & Attendance

 

Bullying Prevention Resource Guide

Be Bully Free

 

Resource Guide

Cyber Citizenship

Today’s students will be the first generation to use the Internet for their entire lives. This unprecedented access to resources will enhance their learning, research, communications, explorations for new ideas, and expressions of creativity. Unfortunately, this remarkable resource has become susceptible to abuse that often targets young people.

 

To address this concern, Assembly Bill 307 and S 1492 now require that all California students and teachers receive instruction in Internet Safety and ethical use of information. CUSD as part of our internet safety policy is educating minors about appropriate online behavior, including interacting with other individuals on social networking websites and in chat rooms and cyberbullying awareness and response.  CUSD has developed a website with valuable resources matched with specific curriculum and training to protect children in the 21st Century. Through this program, CUSD is educating our community to become cyber safe and informed citizens. Cyber safe users are careful, digitally connected consumers. This web site provides information about cyber safety, its importance, and resources for students, teachers, and parents.

 

Cyberbullying
 


 

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Expulsions

 

Students BP 5152(a)

 

SUSPENSION AND EXPULSION/DUE PROCESS

 

Please refer to the CUSD Website where the latest Board Policy is available:

Board policy
 

 

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Expulsion Admission Hearings

Expulsion Admission Hearings Education Code 48915.1

CA Education Code

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Foster Youth Education Liaison

Assembly Bill 490, Chapter 862 Requires Local Education Agencies to designate a staff person as a foster care education liaison to ensure proper placement, transfer and enrollment in school for foster youth.

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Is Your Teen At Risk Program

Being a teenager can be difficult. Good kids eager to grow up sometimes fall in with the wrong crowd, are confronted with situations they don’t know how to handle, or end up in the wrong place at the wrong time.

 

Being a teenager can be difficult. Good kids eager to grow up sometimes fall in with the wrong crowd, are confronted with situations they don’t know how to handle, or end up in the wrong place at the wrong time. Being a parent to a teenager can be equally as challenging.  Many parents wonder whether their son or daughter may be challenged with issues like unsafe driving habits, drug use, or unsafe Internet use, or are unaware of the significance these issues have in their teens lives.  Both teens and parents can find answers to important questions at the community forum “Is Your Teen at Risk?” The forum addresses current issues facing our teens and provides information so that parents are able to make informed decisions and address concerns they should have about their teens. 

 

The Is Your Teen at Risk program is an ongoing collaborative effort between the Orange County Sheriff's Department, Orange County Fire Authority, California Highway Patrol, the Capistrano Unified School District, PTSA and others who serve our youth and are working together to educate the community on keeping our teens safe.  The program was started in 2007 to meet the need of educating parents in Orange County and is provided free by the partners to the community.  The Is Your Teen at Risk website is hosted by the Orange County Sheriff's Department.  The format of the Is Your Teen at Risk program varies between a panel of speakers who address concerns specific to the community, to a "workshop" format where different topics are presented individually.  Current street drug trends, substance abuse, teen driving, Internet safety,  and school violence prevention are among discussion topics.  This is not designed to be a "scared straight" kind of event.  We hope to create a dialogue that fosters open communication between parents and their teens on topics that are often difficult, but necessary to discuss. Throughout the program, parents will have the opportunity to visit several resource booths and talk with professionals firsthand. Resource providers include agencies working in the field of health care, education, social services, law enforcement, and prevention/intervention programs to name a few.  

 

Don't miss this free opportunity to become more informed.  Upcoming programs and registration for the events are offered through this website.  Registration information is used to provide adequate services at each event and does not require a fee.  The Is Your Teen at Risk program is offered several times each year around Orange County.  For more information about the program please contact the Sheriff’s Department Juvenile Services Bureau at 949-425-1900 or visit the Orange County Sheriff's Department website.

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Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

PBIS provides school sites with an organizational framework for improving the social climate of a school and supporting the impact of academic instruction on achievement as well as increasing proactive management. PBIS is a school-wide approach to supporting student learning that efficiently and effectively supports systems with evidence that these outcomes are achievable, and (d) practices supported and evaluated by data, (c) outcomes for decision making, (b) measurable data. In general, PBIS emphasizes four integrated elements: (a) implementation of these practices.

 

CUSD campuses using PBIS have many different activities and supports in place to reinforce a positive learning climate and culture. Some of the things that might be seen on campus include:

  • School-wide implementation day in the fall. The day is filled with direct teaching of school-wide expectations. This activity sets the expectations for all students and staff and establishes the learning climate.
  • School-wide reinforcement systems are in place to acknowledge students and staff who are displaying the expectations.
  • Visual prompts are seen around campus to remind everyone of the expectations.
  • Classrooms post and discuss expectations at the site.
  • Programs are in place to support an expectation of no bullying. Interventions for students who feel bullied are in place to ensure they have a safe environment.
  • Mentoring programs exist to provide additional support to students who are at risk.
  • Activities are structured into the year to reinforce the expectations of respect and responsibility.

PBIS provides a format to allow the school to support all students. Each site follows the basic principles of PBIS but adapts it to the specific site. Extensive information is also available on its website.

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