Acceptable Use Policy
Before East Tech students are permitted to use the computers at school, parents, and students must sign an Acceptable Use Policy. This agreement means the student promises to adhere to the educational and academic restrictions placed upon school computer use and understands that any violations may result in the loss of computer/network privileges and/or other disciplinary measures.
Daily announcements are made to apprise students of important school-related information. Distribution of advertisements, posters, and party announcements is prohibited on campus.
East Tech students are required to remain on campus from their time of arrival until dismissal. This includes lunch. Students violating this policy may be subject to a required parent conference (RPC) and/or truancy. Students who need to go home during the school day due to illness must check out through the nurse’s office. Violators will be considered truant.
Cellular Phones and Electronic Devices
The administration at East Tech is not responsible for damaged or stolen cell phones, iPods, MP3 players, computer/laptops, or other electronic devices brought to school by students. In accordance with CCSD Regulation 5136, the use by students of personal communication devices such as cell phones or other similar electronic communication devices is prohibited on all school district campuses during the instructional day. As long as the use is not disruptive, students may use these devices during the scheduled lunch periods and while on district buses. These devices must remain off during instructional time, including passing periods. Cell phones and electronic devices may be confiscated if used during inappropriate times and will only be returned to parents or legal guardians. Any unclaimed items will be either discarded or donated to charity after 30 days.
Delivery of Messages and Items
Instructional time will not be interrupted for the delivery of messages to students unless there is an emergency. A message to a student involves class disruption, use of clerical time, and is a possible violation of the FERPA. There is no way to verify the legal parent/guardian from a telephone call. If an emergency situation arises, parents/guardians must come to the school to deliver the message in person in order to provide identification. Only the parent/guardian listed on the permanent school record (CCF703) will be permitted to have contact with a student. Items such as lunch, flowers, gifts, balloons, money, etc. will not be be delivered to students.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Public Law 93-380 (FERPA)
The Family Rights and Privacy Act requires that East Career & Technical Academy can only release information to the parents or guardians of a student. East Tech will only release information to the parent or guardians listed on the student enrollment form. If parents have any special circumstances with the guardianship of their son or daughter, they should contact the dean of students or another administrator.
Fire Drills and Shelter-in-Place Drills
Fire drills are held at unannounced intervals during the school year under the direction of the Clark County Fire Department. If students are in doubt of the fire exit route, specific information is posted in each classroom or laboratory. Students are to take all personal valuables when exiting classrooms, leaving all books. Students are not to use restrooms or leave campus during a fire drill. Students who happen to be in a school area that is not under the supervision of a teacher at the start of a fire drill must move immediately to the nearest exit and join a supervised group of students. If a shelter-in place drill is conducted during the school day, students are to remain in their classroom and follow the instructions from the teachers. Students out of the classroom during these drills are to move immediately into the nearest supervised classroom.
Food, Beverages, and Gum
No food, gum, or beverages are allowed in hallways, classrooms, or library. Food or beverages are not to be taken from the cafeteria. Students are expected to clean up after themselves.
A full-time First Aide Safety Assistant (FASA) is on duty in the health office. A certified school nurse is available on a regular basis. The health aide does not supply any form of medication. If medication (prescription or nonprescription) is needed during school hours, the student must obtain a medication release form from the health aide. This form must be completed by the parent/guardian and returned with the medication. If students become ill or injured while in school, they must obtain a pass from the teacher and then report to the health office. They are not to call parents to pick them up or leave campus without reporting to the health aide's office. The FASA will contact the parent or guardian if a student needs to go home. Students with disabilities should contact the school nurse to obtain information concerning the availability of health services.
All East Tech students will be required to have a CCSD InterAct® account. This account will allow students to electronically communicate with their instructors and with each other both in school and at home. Students will receive training on how to properly use this software. Students will also have access to self-paced instruction via their InterAct® Conference icon. Responsible behavior in the use of this online account will be closely monitored. The school’s Progressive Discipline Plan will be used in response to a student’s failure to adhere to the rules as described in the Acceptable Use Policy.
The Clark County School District has been given direction by the State Attorney General that student lockers remain the property of the school, and school authorities have a responsibility and the right to examine the lockers for reasons of health, safety, and security. When students accept lockers, they acknowledge this right. Students are responsible for the condition of their assigned locker. If a personal padlock is placed on a hall locker, school authorities will remove it. Locker assignments are obtained from the Deans’ Office. No sharing or switching of lockers is permitted.
Lost and Found
When personal items are found on campus, they are taken to the Deans’ Office to be secured. Any unclaimed items will be either discarded or donated to charity after 30 days.
A parking permit is required for every vehicle parked in the student parking lot during regular school hours and must be displayed on the rear view mirror at all times. Students who drive more than one vehicle must register each vehicle with the Dean’s Office. Student parking is located on the west side of the building, next to the 500 wing (off Hollywood). Students are not to loiter in the parking lots and cannot go to their vehicles during class time, between classes, or during lunch. Students must drive at posted speed limit (5MPH) at all times. Students must drive cautiously and obey all driving laws on or around campus. Failure to follow any of the school regulations may result in disciplinary consequences, the revocation of parking privileges, having vehicles towed at their own expense, and/or the notification of reckless driving to school police or other law enforcement officials. Student vehicles may be searched if there is suspicion of alcohol or other drugs, stolen items, weapons, or as a part of an arrest for violating the law. Any incidents or problems regarding parking must be reported to the Dean’s Office immediately. A valid driver’s license must be shown to school personnel to obtain a parking permit. Parking permits must be returned to the Dean’s Office at the end of every school year. Students who lose their parking permits or who fail to return the parking permits to the Dean’s Office will be charged a replacement fee of $5.
Clark County School District regulations prohibit the use of tobacco anywhere on campus. Students found using tobacco products are subject to disciplinary action.
Students wishing to leave the classroom must have a student planner signed by their teacher. If a student is caught in the hall during instructional time without a signed planner, he/she may face disciplinary actions and/or be marked truant for that class. Students will be provided with an East Tech student planner at the beginning of each year, but are responsible for replacing the planner if it is lost – additional planners may be purchased at the student store.
Student valuables, jewelry, or large amounts of money are not to be brought to school. The school assumes no responsibility for the loss or theft of such items.
Students are not allowed to bring guests with them to school; however, parents or guardians are always welcome at East Tech. They must report to the Principal’s Office for a visitor’s pass.