Student Handbook - PDF Format
to the School Policies section of the Skyview High School Website.
These policies and informational material are specific to Skyview and
are not necessarily the same throughout the Vancouver School District.
Bus Policy for Student Riders
Students who ride district buses are reminded that the same behavioral
expectations are in effect as during the school day. Students must
follow directions of the bus driver at all times and refrain from any
behavior that is disruptive or in violation of district guidelines. When
a high school student rides a school bus that is not their regular bus,
they are required to give the bus driver a note signed by a parent,
school authority, or the student, that that they are riding a bus that
is not their regular bus. This policy is due to changes in state law and
for liability reasons.
Magnet buses run as follows:
- Students catch their neighborhood bus to their school of residence
which arrives at that school no later than 7:00 a.m. They then board the
magnet shuttle to their school of attendance which leaves at 7:05 a.m.
and arrives at their magnet school by 7:30.
PM - Students board the magnet shuttle that returns them to their school
of residence. They are responsible for their own transportation home
from there. We do not transport students to neighborhood stops in the
Bus Policy for Parent Riders
This is not for authorized teen parents.
a parent wishes to ride a school bus to their child's school or to ride
a school bus home, they must have prior approval from the
transportation supervisor. This is for reasons of state law and
The Business Office is the hub of many school activities and handles
all student body funds. Students may buy an ASB card to attend school
activities, clear for athletic participation, buy athletic insurance
and/or health insurance and purchase tickets to some school functions.
The Business Office is open daily from 6:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Students may bring cell phones to school for use during non-class time.
Students may not use or have their phones visible during classes.
Multiple violations shall result in warnings, In-school suspensions,
suspensions and expulsions.
Clothing worn to school should be modest in appearance in keeping with
an educational setting. Prohibited apparel includes gang related items,
depictions of drugs, obscenities or violence in addition to clothing
that is excessively revealing, allows underwear to be visible, exposes a
bare midriff or is inappropriately short (skirts and shorts). Hats may
be worn with permission from individual classroom teachers.
Offenders will be asked to call home for appropriate clothing. A few
pieces of clothing may be available in the office for emergency
situations. Shorts and skirts will be measured by the standing fingertip
Clubs and Student Interest Groups
ASB – Student Government
The Associated Student Body (student government) is an organization of
students elected to represent their classes and the school. These
leaders meet daily to organize a variety of school-related projects.
Student government is responsible for all dances during the year as well
as charity fund-raisers, blood drives, and many other services, social
and recreational activities. Members provide invaluable service to the
members of ASB are elected by the student body to represent the
students in all decision making processes of the school. ASB is always
open to any student who wishes to present an idea or would like to
propose a new activity at Skyview. Class is held during 4 th period
every day in room 808. Come in during this time or contact one of the
members of ASB and either we will set up a time for you to present your
idea or we will present it on your behalf. Student input from outside
the class is greatly appreciated.
Clubs and Organizations - See Skyview Clubs Page
Credit/No Credit Grading System
Vancouver high schools permit an alternative grading system (credit/no credit) as follows:
- The request for credit/no credit must be initiated by the sixth week of the semester.
- A limit of two elective courses per semester may be taken as credit/no credit.
- Courses required for high school graduation are not eligible for the alternative grading system.
(credit)a - The student's achievement demonstrates satisfactory
progress in the mastery of knowledge and skills presented in the course.
(no credit) - The student has not shown satisfactory progress in the
mastery of knowledge and skills present in the course.
- The "CR" or "NC" marks are not computed as part of the student's high school grade point average.
the option has been approved, the alternative marks will be used for
the ninth and eighteenth week achievement report. No additional changes
will be considered for that semester.
service courses will be graded credit/nocredit. Service courses are
defined as those courses that are of a service rather than an academic
nature, such as cafeteria aide, teacher assistant, office aide, etc.
Field trips are designed for the educational enrichment of students.
Prior arrangement, including parental permission, must be made before
you will be allowed to go on a field trip. Bus transportation will be
provided for all school approved trips and no student will be permitted
to drive a car. Where the number of students involved does not warrant
the use of a bus, a car me be used when driven by a parent or faculty
realize the importance of showing someone you care, but please do not
have flowers/gift balloons sent to students at school. They will not be
delivered, and school bus drivers will not allow students on the bus
Grading System at Skyview
Skyview teachers will make every effort to keep parents and guardians
informed about students progress, success and risk of failure. Teachers
and staff will work with parents and guardians to establish good
communication and to work together to ensure the success of all
students. While some communication may occur through informal telephone
calls and other means, a formal "Progress Report" will be sent to
parents/guardians four times during the school year. Progress reports
will indicate successes and exemplary behaviors as well as highlighting
areas of student academic performance needing attention and/or
intervention. Progress reports will inform parents and guardians if a
student is failing or is at risk of failure.
Student progress reports are made the sixth and fifteenth week of each semester (R5123: Sec. 3, Sub Sec C).
wishing to withdraw from a course may do so without penalty of a
failing grade provided no more than fifteen (15) school days have
elapsed since the course began. A grade of "F" will be recorded after
the fifteenth day. Any exception to this must be approved by the
student's "grade point average" shall be the sum of the point values of
all the grades received for all courses attempted. The grade point
value shall be calculated by multiplying the numerical value of the
grade earned by the number of credits assigned to the course. All grades
for all courses taken shall be included in the calculation of grade
point averages. Grade point averages shall be calculated to two decimal
places and reported for each semester or other term and for the
cumulative credits earned for all courses attempted in high school.
The health room is located in the main office and provides students
with the services of a part time nurse. The nurse is present to provide
assistance to students who are ill, injured or who other health related
concerns. While students may schedule a conference with the nurse, the
services of the health room are primarily intended for needed urgent
care or first aid. Unless a student has a need that is a true emergency,
students wishing to see the nurse must always first check in at the
Lost and Found
that have lost personal items can check with the lost and found
department. The Main Office keeps small, valuable items that may have
been lost such as: watches, jewelry, calculators and glasses. The
700-wing desk keeps larger items that may have been lost such as: coats,
backpacks, bags, etc. Items that have not been claimed at the end of a
school year will be donated to a local charity.
Stolen Personal Property
All students and parents need to be aware that the school is not
responsible for personal property that has been stolen. This includes
musical instruments that have been left overnight/weekend at school.
However, the school will do everything it can to protect students'
personal property. The school district cannot purchase insurance to
cover stolen items. The only way stolen instruments/property can be
covered is through parents' home owners insurance policies. Students are
not to bring expensive articles of clothing, jewelry, electronics, etc.
to school. If a student has an item or items lost or stolen, they are
to report it to the security office immediately.
Upon reaching your eighteenth birthday, you may register to vote by
bringing proof of your age to the main office where a voter's
registration service is provided.
A word of extreme caution: Guns, look-alike guns such as soft pellet
guns, any kinds of knives, lasers or weapons are never to be brought to
school by anyone. If a student brings any one of these to school it
could result in an emergency expulsion, expulsion from school and arrest
of the student