Attendance Policy

 

     In compliance with LCPS District Policy, Parents must provide written documentation for all excused student absences within three days upon the student’s return to school. Students with written documentation from parents will need to complete a written assignment (in addition to their daily written assignments if applicable) in order to excuse their daily performance grade. If they do not complete this assignment, they will receive a zero for the day of the absence.

     As stated in the district policies section, “It is the philosophy of the Las Cruces Public Schools, that students must be in school to learn the content being taught in classrooms and that students will make adequate academic progress with regular attendance.” Students are therefore expected to attend all classes and individual schools are responsible for encouraging consistent attendance and to intervene in the case of students who are excessively absent.

             Doctor’s, dentists, or legal appointments

             Academic/home school field trips and sporting events for participating students

             Scheduled IEP meetings

             District transportation is not available

     MVTC will normally sponsor a bonus field trip at the end of each semester. These trips are based on consistent attendance and appropriate work-related behaviors within individual vocational programs. Qualifying students have not missed more than five days within a given semester and have not been placed on a step of the Behavior Contract.

     Should a student need to leave campus prior to the defined dismissal time, a parent/guardian must sign them out through the office. Only parents/guardians are allowed to sign students out unless prior arrangements have been made with the office staff.

 

Behavior Management System
 
     MVTC staff will provide students a detailed explanation of expected behaviors that enable them to be successful while in their vocational placement. Increasing a student’s awareness and their use of appropriate behaviors for the workplace is a continuous learning process. It is the school’s philosophy that in order for students to practice and refine appropriate work-related behaviors and skills, they must be actively involved.

 

Behavior Contract

 

First infraction (Verbal Warning)

During break time, the teacher will conference with student regarding the offense

Second infraction (Step #1 of Behavior Contract)

Parent contact will be made

Break detention- one (1) day

The student and the parents will be informed that if this behavior continues, it will be considered insubordination and will be dealt with by placing the student on an additional second step of the Behavior Contract

Third infraction (Step #2 of Behavior Contract)

Parent contact will be made

Break detention- three (3) days

Fourth infraction (Step #3 of Behavior Contract)

Parent contact will be made

Break detention- five (5) days

Parents will be called and informed of the student’s dismissal from the program should another violation occur.

The student will be referred to MVTC’s Discipline Committee.

Copy of the contract will be mailed home.

Fifth infraction (Step #4 of Behavior Contract)

In-school suspension - one (1) day

Parent conference with the instructor and school administrator to discuss inappropriate behavior(s) and the transfer of their child back to their academic home school at the end of the semester.

 

       NOTE: Should a student refuse to cooperate and report to detention/ISS, it will be considered insubordination and the student will immediately be placed on the next step of the Behavior Contract.

 

Electronic Devices


(Including but not limited to Cell Phones, CD players, MP3s, IPods, etc…)

     A violation occurs if a student displays or uses one or more of these device(s) once they have entered the school’s buildings.  The exception to this is the use of cell phones.  At no time is a student allowed to use their cell phone while on MVTC’s campus.  Should they need to place a call, they may use the school’s office phone once they have acquired permission from a staff member.

 

             First infraction:

Staff will confiscate the electronic device and return it to the student at the end of the day.

 

             Second infraction:

Staff will confiscate the electronic device and parent or guardian will be required to pick it up from an office staff.

 

             NOTE: A student who refuses to relinquish the electronic device to a staff member will be considered insubordinate; the student will immediately be placed on a step of the Behavior Contract.

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