All students involved with extracurricular activities must meet the requirements of this policy. Students who are ineligible may not participate in extracurricular activities in any form beyond the class period. Coaches, sponsors, and advisers are responsible to ensure the non-participation of ineligible students. A student who is ineligible is considered to be on probation and may not practice or participate with the team or organization. Students who are ineligible will receive support and intervention. Special consideration and support will be given to students that have educational disabilities.
Below are the requirements for Eligibility. If a student meets any of the below criteria during an academic quarter in a school year, they will be ineligible to participate in extracurricular activities for the following quarter. Students may be deemed ineligible immediately at the discretion of the administration due to discipline or attendance. The criteria are as follows:
8th Grade Promotion Requirements
In order for students to participate in promotion activities they must meet the below requirements, our goal is to support and ensure all students participate. Quarter 4 grades, citizenship and discipline will be assessed 2 weeks prior to promotion for eligibility. 8th Grade students are ineligible if they:
Appeal Process: 8th Grade PromotionTwo weeks prior to promotion, forms will be available for students that are ineligible for promotion (accumulation of 3 quarters of ineligibility). The school will communicate eligibility in advance to students and parents. Students will complete the appeal form by the designated date and turn into their counselor. The form consists of their current academic, citizenship grades and a short explanation about inclusion in promotion. Students will be given a time to meet before the appeals committee after turning in the form on time. If an appeal form is not turned in on time, the appeal with not be considered by the appeals committee. An accepted appeal can be rescinded if academic of behavioral infractions occur after the committee hearing. The committee will approve appeals based on academic and behavioral improvement. Special consideration and support will be given to students that have educational
All cell phones are to be off during school hours:
8am to 2:20pm - Mon.
8am to 2:40pm - Tue. - Fri.
If it's an emergency and you need to reach your student you can call the school office at 626-441-5830. We will forward a message to your student to call you back, in the office.
Students may use the computers at SPMS for school work and personal use, provided they adhere to the District Acceptable Use Policy that parents sign during the registration process. Students also sign a computer using policy that is kept on file in the library and is accessible on the library webpage. https://sites.google.com/a/spusd.net/south-pasadena-middle-school-library/
To use school computers, the user name is the student’s six-digit ID number, and the password is their birthday in six digits (with no dashes or slashes).
Students may save work to the school server, but we recommend they back up their work on a flash drive and/or via email attachment. There is a charge of $0.25 for a black and White single side and $.35 for black and white double sided per page.
School computers run Microsoft Office 2007; documents must be saved to run in that version. Macintosh users should save documents as text files if they need to be edited at school.
Malicious use of computers will result in loss of privileges and further disciplinary action.
Our Librarys and Computer Lab
The library and computer lab is on the second floor of the administration building. The library is open to students during brunch and lunch & when designated by librarian. During those times students are welcome to browse for a book, do homework, use a computer, play a board game, or otherwise rest and relax in the library. During class time students may come to the library with a pass from their teacher. Library hours are from 7:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tuesday thru Friday. The library closes immediately after school on Mondays.
Cell phones, iPods, iPads, portable games, and other electronic devices that may cause class and campus disturbance are NOT to be used on campus at any time during school hours. If these items are found, they may be confiscated and returned to a parent/guardian. Electronic equipment should be left at home. We are NOT responsible for recovering lost or stolen electronic equipment.
COMPUTER/EMAIL USE AGREEMENT
I UNDERSTAND THAT USING THE SCHOOL COMPUTERS AND DISTRICT EMAIL IS A PRIVILEGE. IN ORDER TO KEEP THAT PRIVILEGE, THIS IS WHAT I AGREE TO DO:
NOTE: If you choose NOT to follow one or more of these rules, your school computer privileges may be revoked FOR THE REST OF THE SCHOOL YEAR