JUNCTION CITY SCHOOLS UPDATE: February 2017
Students have the constitutional rights to free speech,
freedom of expression and freedom of assembly. We expect
that students exercise these rights in a non-disruptive and
Yesterday, a group of student leaders informed school officials that they intended to participate in today's national day of immigration. The students were proactive and responsible for prearranging their absences and making arrangements to make up their work. Students were encouraged to discuss their plans with their families and secure their permission.
Our district is committed to safe, healthy and discrimination-free learning environments. Policies about student absences can be found in the student handbook. The District's nondiscrimination, anti-bullying and harassment policies and reporting procedures can be found in the district website at http://www.junctioncity.k12.or.us/policies/NonDiscrimination.html
Parents with questions pertaining to their own children are encouraged to contact school administration.
Last Friday (Feb 10), more than 40 students and
adults met to discuss the persistence of racist comments
on our campus since early November. The headline concern is
the enforcement of district policy against actions which create a “hostile educational environment including the psychological well-being of (a) student.” (JCSD Policy JFCF)
School administration, district administration, and members of the school board were among the adults in attendance, and all are resolved to improving the process for reporting and collecting detailed allegations of harassment, timely investigation and assignment of appropriate consequences, and ensuring that complainants receive feedback on their complaints that complies with Federal privacy laws.
The boundaries of proper conduct are described in District policy, the Student Code of Conduct, the District Student Handbook, and TSPC Standards for Competent and Ethical Performance of Oregon Educators (as found in Division 22 Standards, Oregon Department of Education). All students, staff, visitors and volunteers must adhere to District policies regarding non-discrimination. Comments or actions that are racist, discriminatory, harassing or intimidating are strictly prohibited. Anyone witnessing such conduct is expected to immediately make a report to school administration who are obligated to investigate and respond to substantiated reports. Parties who have been found to engage in such conduct shall be subject to discipline, up to and including expulsion (for students), termination (for staff) or exclusion from school grounds or activities (for visitors and volunteers).
Formal complaint policies and forms for Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying against students are available by clicking HERE.
For complaints against staff, please visit this LINK.
If you are uncertain as to whether your concern should be filed as a formal complaint, please reach out to Principal Malcom McRae, Assistant Principal Steve Jones, a school counselor or trusted teacher for assistance.
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JCHS is on a mission to model Readiness, Respect, and Resilience by example.
We intend to see every student graduate with ability to create opportunities and adapt to change.
We intend for our students to be mindful ambassadors for JCHS and the greater community.
We intend to give our community great reasons to be proud of its youth.