• KIONA-BENTON CITY HIGH SCHOOL

    2019-20 STUDENT PLANNER

    Welcome to Kiona-Benton City High School!

    The student planner has been created to provide information regarding school rules, programs, clubs, activities, course descriptions, college preparation, scholarship, and financial aid.  You are encouraged to plan a course of study individualized to your interests, needs and abilities.

    DISTRICT WEBSITE: www.kibesd.org

    SKYWARD FAMILY ACCESShttps://www2.scrdc.wa-k12.net/scripts/cgiip.exe/WService=wkionas71/seplog01.w

    PHONE DIRECTORY

    High School: 509-588-2140                             Middle School: 509-588-2040

    Intermediate School: 509-588-2009              Primary School: 509-588-2090

    Superintendent’s Office: 509-588-2000       Bus Garage: 509-588-2010

     

    AFFIRMATIVE ACTION POLICY STATEMENT (POLICY 5010)

    To assure attainment of the Affirmative Action Program goals and adherence to Equal Employment Opportunity, every employee is held accountable for its success.  Corrective actions shall be taken to balance the employee profile as the administrative staff and employees identify areas of imbalance.

    DISCRIMINATION

    The Kiona Benton City School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  The following employee has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:  Title IX Coordinator/Section 504/ADA Coordinator/ Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator, Director of Special Services; dzavala@kibesd.org, 1105 Dale Ave., Kiona Benton City, WA. 509 588-2024

    Civil Rights Coordinator’s, Director of Special Services, dzavala@kibesd.org, 509 588-2024

    IX Officer’s, Director of Special Services, dzavala@kibesd.org, 509 588-2024

    Section 504, Director of Special Services, dzavala@kibesd.org, 509 588-2024

    You can report discrimination and discriminatory harassment to any school staff member or to the district's Civil Rights Coordinator, listed above. You also have the right to file a complaint (see below). For a copy of your district’s nondiscrimination policy and procedure, contact your school or district office or view it online here: www.kibesd.org

    SEXUAL HARASSMENT

    Students and staff are protected against sexual harassment by anyone in any school program or activity, including on the school campus, on the school bus, or off-campus during a school-sponsored activity.

    Sexual harassment is unwelcome behavior or communication that is sexual in nature when:

    • A student or employee is led to believe that he or she must submit to unwelcome sexual conduct or communications in order to gain something in return, such as a grade, a promotion, a place on a sports team, or any educational or employment decision, or
    • The conduct substantially interferes with a student's educational performance, or creates an intimidating or hostile educational or employment environment.

    Examples of Sexual Harassment:

    • Pressuring a person for sexual favors
    • Unwelcome touching of a sexual nature
    • Writing graffiti of a sexual nature
    • Distributing sexually explicit texts, e-mails, or pictures
    • Making sexual jokes, rumors, or suggestive remarks
    • Physical violence, including rape and sexual assault

    You can report sexual harassment to any school staff member or to the district's Title IX Officer, who is listed above. You also have the right to file a complaint (see below). For a copy of your district’s sexual harassment policy and procedure, contact your school or district office, or view it online here: www.kibesd.org

    COMPLAINT OPTIONS: DISCRIMINATION AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT

    If you believe that you or your child have experienced unlawful discrimination, discriminatory harassment, or sexual harassment at school, you have the right to file a complaint.

    Before filing a complaint, you can discuss your concerns with your child’s principal or with the school district’s Section 504 Coordinator, Title IX Officer, or Civil Rights Coordinator, who are listed above. This is often the fastest way to revolve your concerns.

    Complaint to the School District

    Step 1. Write Our Your Complaint

    In most cases, complaints must be filed within one year from the date of the incident or conduct that is the subject of the complaint. A complaint must be in writing. Be sure to describe the conduct or incident, explain why you believe discrimination, discriminatory harassment, or sexual harassment has taken place, and describe what actions you believe the district should take to resolve the problem. Send your written complaint—by mail, fax, email, or hand delivery—to the district superintendent or civil rights compliance coordinator.

    Step 2: School District Investigates Your Complaint

    Once the district receives your written complaint, the coordinator will give you a copy of the complaint procedure and make sure a prompt and thorough investigation takes place. The superintendent or designee will respond to you in writing within 30 calendar days—unless you agree on a different time period. If your complaint involves exceptional circumstances that demand a lengthier investigation, the district will notify you in writing to explain why staff need a time extension and the new date for their written response.

    Step 3: School District Responds to Your Complaint

    In its written response, the district will include a summary of the results of the investigation, a determination of whether or not the district failed to comply with civil rights laws, notification that you can appeal this determination, and any measures necessary to bring the district into compliance with civil rights laws. Corrective measures will be put into effect within 30 calendar days after this written response—unless you agree to a different time period.

    Appeal to the School District

    If you disagree with the school district’s decision, you may appeal to the school district’s board of directors. You must file a notice of appeal in writing to the secretary of the school board within 10 calendar days after you received the school district’s response to your complaint. The school board will schedule a hearing within 20 calendar days after they received your appeal, unless you agree on a different timeline. The school board will send you a written decision within 30 calendar days after the district received your notice of appeal. The school board’s decision will include information about how to file a complaint with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).

    Complaint to OSPI

    If you do not agree with the school district’s appeal decision, state law provides the option to file a formal complaint with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). This is a separate complaint process that can take place if one of these two conditions has occurred: (1) you have completed the district’s complaint and appeal process, or (2) the district has not followed the complaint and appeal process correctly.

    You have 20 calendar days to file a complaint to OSPI from the day you received the decision on your appeal. You can send your written complaint to the Equity and Civil Rights Office at OSPI:

    Email: Equity@k12.wa.us ǀ Fax: 360-664-2967

    Mail or hand deliver: PO Box 47200, 600 Washington St. S.E., Olympia, WA 98504-7200

    For more information, visit our website, or contact OSPI’s Equity and Civil Rights Office at 360-725-6162/TTY: 360-664-3631 or by e-mail at equity@k12.wa.us.

    Other Discrimination Complaint Options

    Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education

    206-607-1600 ǀ TDD: 1-800-877-8339 ǀ OCR.Seattle@ed.gov ǀ OCR Website

    Washington State Human Rights Commission
    1-800-233-3247 ǀ TTY: 1-800-300-7525 ǀ Human Rights Commission Website

    Title IX/RCW 28A.640 Officer,                              Section 504 Coordinator: 

    Affirmative Action Officer:

    Bernardo Castillo                                                         Diann Zavala

    1105 Dale Ave.                                                              1105 Dale Ave.

    Benton City, WA 99320                                                Benton City, WA 99320

    Telephone: (509) 588-2000                                        Telephone:  (509) 588-2000

     

                                         INDEX

    Subject                                                                                Page

    Non Discrimination …............................................................ 1

    Staff .......................................................................................... 5

    Student Officers ...................................................................... 6

    Harassment/Intimidation/Bullying ................................. 7, 28

    Sports/Clubs ........................................................................  10

    Fees/Counseling Services................................................. 11

    Running Start/College Information................................... 12

    Financial Aid/Testing Information..................................... 13

    General School Information............................................... 15

    Grades..................................................................................... 17

    Honor Roll/National Honor Society.................................. 18

    School Rules/Discipline Consequences........................ 19

    Drug/Alcohol/Tobacco Free School.................................. 19

    Attendance............................................................................ 22

    Disruptive Devices............................................................... 25

    Weapons & Dangerous Instruments................................ 32

    Athletic/Activities Code....................................................... 33

    Graduation Requirements.................................................. 42

    Course Descriptions............................................................ 44

    High School Compact......................................................... 66

    Bell Schedule....................................................................... 67

     

                 KIONA-BENTON CITY HIGH SCHOOL STAFF

    ADMINISTRATION

    Clay Henry                                             Principal

    Lance Den Boer                                     Assistant Principal / Athletic Director

    Jackie Hergert                                       Career/Tech. Education Director

    FACULTY

    Kerri Bird                                                    Technology Education

    Donna Baumgartner                              Art

    Clark Brown                                           Biology

    Alexandra Brumbaugh                          Math

    Will Burke                                               Alternative Education

    Andrea Dobson                                     History

    Darin Edwards                                       Government

    Donna Fluharty                                     Special Services

    Jennifer Gilliland                                  English

    Rick Harding                                         Foundations

    Tom Johnson                                        Foundations

    Tracy King                                             P.E. / Health

    Jennifer Kinnison                                 Family & Consumer Science

    David Lake                                             Woods

    Skyler Mendell                                       Dir. of Bands, Choir

    Mike Neumann                                       Chemistry

    Ken Noel                                                Science

    Lisa Pacsuta                                           English

    Jessica Raigoza                                    E.L.L. / Migrant

    Irene Schmick                                        Spanish

    Stacey Sterns                                         English  

    Xia Suter                                                 Math       

    Micah Wilson                                        Welding

    Steve Woods                                         P.E.

    Shelly Zehnder                                      Math

    SUPPORT STAFF

    Teresa Mattson                                      Nurse

    COUNSELORS

    Belinda Loy                                            Students Names A-L

    Alyse Pivovarnik                                   Students Names M-Z

    CLERICAL STAFF                               MAINTENANCE STAFF

    Angela Brown                                        Dan Adamson          Julia Gifford

    Katie Richardson                                  Joe Mendoza           Jan Dobbins

    Taylor Torres                                         Lori Collins              Megan McCombs

    CAFETERIA STAFF                            PARA-PROFESSIONALS

    Ivy Mennich                                           Debra Church          Cindy Grey

    Christine Weiss                                     Candace Kurth       Charley Berryhill

    Lynnette Corder                                    Terry Landoe           Fran Metzger

                                                                    Cori Hooper             Jose Ortiz                                                       

    E-mail address:  In lower case letters type the first initial of the first name and the full last name of the person you want to e-mail, followed by @kibesd.org (example:  chenry@kibesd.org)

                  2019-22 STUDENT OFFICERS

    ASB Officers:        President                         Nya Calzadillas

                                   Vice President               Kylara Jackson

                                   Secretary                                Cate Wheeler

                                   Treasurer                       Axle Bender

                                   Publicity Director           Cecilia Villanueva

                                   Athletic Director             Morgan Lowe

                                   Athletic Publicity Director        Triniti Krisher

     

                                       Advisor: Mrs. Bird    

     

    Class of 2019:        President                        Ashlyn Jackson

                                    Vice President              Amanda Worel

                                    Treasurer                               Emily Worel

                                    Secretary                               Elzzy Gonzales

                                       Advisor: TBD

     

    Class of 2020:        President                        Josilyn Gateley

                                   Vice President               Brayden Henry

                                   Secretary                                Nazar Ilin

                                   Treasurer                       Ruvim Ilin

                                       Advisor: Kerri Bird

     

    Class of 2021:        President                        Brenda Salinas

                                    Vice President              Emily Ochoa

                                     Secretary                     Estephanie Sanchez

                                     Treasurer                     Maya Rutledge

                                       Advisor: Mr. Burke

     

    Class of 2022:        President                        Angel Alvarez

                                    Vice President              Saraily Calderon-Garcia

                                    Secretary                      Olivia Lakey-Vance

                                    Treasurer                      Adeline Ramirez

                                       Advisor: Mrs. Baumgartner                      

    LEADERSHIP

    Student leadership is very important to a healthy high school climate. ASB officers and class officers are required to take the “Leadership Class unless extreme scheduling conflict”

     

    Harassment/Intimidation/Bullying Website for Ki-Be School District

    https://kibesd-wa.safeschoolsalert.com/

    COMPLAINTS ABOUT DISCRIMINATION, DISCRIMINATORY HARASSMENT, AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT

    What is discrimination?

    Discrimination is unfair or unlawful treatment of a person or group because they are part of a defined group, known as a protected class. Discrimination may include treating a person differently or denying someone access to a program, service, or activity because they are part of a protected class, or failing to accommodate a person’s disability.

    What is a protected class?

    A protected class is a group of people who share common characteristics and are protected from discrimination and harassment by federal, state, or local laws. Protected classes under Washington state law include sex, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, veteran or military status, and the use of a trained dog guide or service animal.

    How do I file a complaint about discrimination?

    If you believe that you or your child has experienced unlawful discrimination or discriminatory harassment at school based on any protected class, you have the right to file a formal complaint. For a full copy of the school district’s nondiscrimination procedure, visit http://www.kibesd.org or contact the school district at 509-588-2000.

    Before filing a complaint, you may wish to discuss your concerns with your child’s principal or with the school district’s Section 504 Coordinator, Title IX Officer, or Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator. This is often the fastest way to revolve your concerns.

    Diann Zavala, Special Services Director

    1105 Dale Ave.

    Benton City, WA  99320

    509-588-2023     dzavala@kibesd.org

     

    Step 1: Complaint to the School District

    In most cases, complaints must be filed within one year from the date of the event that is the subject matter of the complaint.  A complaint must be in writing, describe what happened, and state why you believe it is discrimination. It is also helpful to include what actions you would like the district to take to resolve your complaint.

    Complaints may be submitted by mail, fax, e-mail, or hand delivery to any district or school administrator or the district’s Compliance Coordinator.

    When the school district receives your written complaint, the Compliance Coordinator will give you a copy of the district’s discrimination complaint procedure. The Compliance Coordinator will then make sure that the school district conducts a prompt and thorough investigation. You may also agree to resolve your complaint in lieu of an investigation.

    The school district must respond to you in writing within 30 calendar days after receiving your complaint, unless you agree on a different date. If exceptional circumstances related to the complaint require an extension of the time limit, the school district will notify you in writing about the reasons for the extension and the anticipated response date.

    When the school district responds to your complaint, it must include:

    1. A summary of the results of the investigation;
    2. Whether or not the school district has failed to comply with civil rights requirements related to the complaint;
    3. Notice of your right to appeal, including where and to whom the appeal must be filed; and
    4. Any corrective measures determined necessary to correct any noncompliance.

    Step 2: Appeal to the School District

    If you disagree with the school district’s decision, you may appeal to the school district’s board of directors. You must file a notice of appeal in writing to the secretary of the school board within 10 calendar days after you received the school district’s response to your complaint.

    The school board will schedule a hearing within 20 calendar days after they received your appeal, unless you agree on a different timeline. At the hearing, you may bring witnesses or other information related to your appeal.

    The school board will send you a written decision within 30 calendar days after the district received your notice of appeal. The school board’s decision will include information about how to file a complaint with OSPI.

    Step 3: Complaint to OSPI

    If you do not agree with the school district’s appeal decision, you may file a complaint with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).  A complaint must be filed with OSPI within 20 calendar days after you received the district’s appeal decision. You may send your complaint to OSPI by e-mail, mail, fax, or hand-delivery:

    E-mail: Equity@k12.wa.us

    Fax: (360) 664-2967

    Mail: OSPI Equity and Civil Rights Office, PO Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200

    Complaints cannot be filed with OSPI unless they have already been raised with the school district and appealed, as outlined in Steps 1 and 2 above, or if the school district did not follow the correct complaint and appeal procedures.

    For more information, visit www.k12.wa.us/Equity/Complaints.aspx, or contact OSPI’s Equity and Civil Rights Office at (360) 725-6162/TTY: (360) 664-3631 or by e-mail at equity@k12.wa.us.

    Pregnancy-Related Rights

    Students with pregnancy-related absences are excused if a doctor’s note is brought in and given to the attendance secretary.  In most cases, a doctor may excuse a pregnant teen a few weeks before her due date and for 4-6 weeks after delivery.  As long as she has a note from a physician, her absences will be excused and she will be provided with make-up work.  These students will also be allowed the time they missed to get those assignments made up.  Teen fathers are also excused to attend doctor’s appointments and spend reasonable time with their newborn as long as copies of the teen mother’s physician notes are turned in to the attendance secretary.

     

    GETTING INVOLVED

    KBHS provides many opportunities for its students to participate in sports and/or clubs.  Students who participate in extra-curricular activities tend to do better in school than those who don't, so be sure to get involved!

    FALL SPORTS                                                 HEAD COACH

    Cross Country Running (boys & girls)                 Mrs. Santoy

    Football (boys)                                                 Mr. Noel

    Volleyball (girls)                                                Mrs. Calzadillas

    Cheerleading (football)                                      Mrs. Kinnison

    Soccer (girls)                                                   Mrs. Oppelt

    WINTER SPORTS

    Basketball (boys)                                              Mr. Wells

    Basketball (girls)                                               Mrs. Wells

    Wrestling (boys)                                                TBD

    Cheerleading (basketball)                                   Mrs. Kinnison

    Cheerleading (wrestling)                                     Mrs. Gilliland

    SPRING SPORTS

    Track (boys & girls)                                           Mr. Wahlstrom

    Baseball (boys)                                                 Mr. Lucatero

    Softball (girls)                                                    Mrs. Wolfe

    Tennis (boys & girls)                                          TBD

    Soccer (boys)                                                   Mrs. Oppelt

    CLUBS/OTHER ACTIVITIES                              ADVISOR

    Art Club                                                            Mrs. Baumgartner

    C.O.E                                                               Mrs. Zehnder

    Drama Club & Choir                                           Mr. Mendell

    Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)       Mrs. Bird

    Future Farmers of America (FFA)                       Mr. Wilson

    Leadership                                                        Mrs. Bird

    National Honor Society (10-12)                           Mrs. Dobson

    Concert/Jazz/Honor Bands & Chorus                  Mr. Mendell

    Family, Career & Community Leaders

    Of America (FCCLA)                                          Mrs. Kinnison

    TSA                                                                  Mr. Lake

    Yearbook                                                          Mrs. Gilliland

     

    FEES

    (All fees may be subject to change)

    A.S.B. CARD........................................................................ $35.00

    Middle School Athletic Sticker………………………..……………$20.00

    ATHLETIC EVENTS:    

         Family pass (year)........................................................... $90.00

         Adult Pass...................................................................... $40.00

         Senior Pass.................................................................... $10.00

         Adult and Student (without A.S.B.)..................................... $5.00

         Senior Citizen with pass/Child under 5th grade...................... Free

    FOOD SERVICES: (Prices subject to change)

         Regular breakfast............................................................. $1.75

         Reduced breakfast…………………………………………………Free

         Adult breakfast…………………………………………………… $2.35

         Regular lunch……………………………………………………...$2.70

         Reduced lunch...................................... ……………………..  $.40

         Adult lunch........................................................................ $3.75

         Milk or Juice only................................................................. 40¢

    Reduced Breakfast and Lunch prices as posted by OSPI-

    2-YEAR COLLEGE ADMISSION APPLICATION....................................... Varies

    4-YEAR COLLEGE ADMISSION APPLICATION ……………$50.00 - $75.00

    TEST FEES:        

         PSAT Test.................................................................................................. $10.00

         SAT Test  ................................................................................................... $52.50

         ACT Test (with writing portion)  ............................................................. $54.50

         ACT Test (no writing portion)................................................................ .$ 34.00

         COMPASS Test.......................................................................................... Varies

    Students must be cleared of all fees and fines in order to participate in sports, clubs and activities.  For students who don’t participant in any sports, clubs or activities, their fees and fines must be paid at the end of each school year.

     

    COUNSELING CENTER SERVICES

    COUNSELING & GUIDANCE INFORMATION

    Counseling and guidance services at the high school include academic, career, and personal counseling.  Both individual and group counseling is available to all students.  Individual counseling is done on an appointment basis through the counseling scheduling secretary Mrs. Brown.  Referrals for counseling may be made from parents, teachers, students, or self-referral.   A school counselor is a student advocate, and students should feel free to seek help from him or her.  The main purpose for our counseling and guidance services is to help students help themselves.  This may involve simply listening without judgment to what a student has to say, or it may mean offering some new choices for him or her to consider, such as learning how to control anger or even improving study habits.

    Information is also available in the Counseling & Career Center regarding colleges/universities, vocational schools, the military and apprenticeships.

    RUNNING START

    Running Start is a special opportunity program in Washington in which eleventh and twelfth grade students may apply to enroll in courses or programs in a community or technical college (Columbia Basin Community College without charge, except for books and lab fees.  Students will receive dual credit (both high school and college) for successful completion of coursework.  An official transcript will be maintained at each institution.  To enroll in Running Start, a student must first take the COMPASS test and meet the qualifying score. Then he or she will meet with the school counselor for course recommendations.  Students involved in Running Start must meet the graduation requirements for KBHS to be able to receive a high school diploma.  Passing SBA and Compass tests fulfills running start requirements.

    COLLEGE INFORMATION - Where do YOU want to go?

    2-Year College

    • Offers an associate of arts degree to transfer credit to a 4-year college
    • Offers vocational-technical programs in occupations such as health,

      business, mechanical & technical fields

    • Certificate programs (e.g., welding)
    • COMPASS test required

    4-Year College/University

    • Earn bachelor’s degree; most require 2 years of general study and 2

      years of study within a major

    • Offers master’s and doctoral degrees; requires 2-5 additional

      years of study

    • ACT or SAT pre-college test required

    Technical College

    • Offers nearly 400 training programs designed and supported by

      business/labor groups

    • Programs vary in length from a few weeks to two years
    • Some colleges offer associate of applied science degrees
    • Pre-application testing may be required

    Apprenticeship

    • Training system for careers requiring a diversity of skills and

      knowledge, maturity and independence

    • Day-to-day training on the job under proper supervision
    • Programs last from one to five years
    • Earn as you learn; earnings increase as skills/knowledge are acquired
    • An application process will be required

    Military

    • The armed forces hire people with skills, or people who can and want to

       be trained

    • Today, nearly six of seven service members are employed in

      occupations other than combat arms

    • Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) scholarships may be available

    On-The- Job Training (OJT)

    • Some employers provide their own on-the-job training, which may

      involve classroom instruction and close supervision at the workplace

    • During training, the employee is paid regular wages

    FINANCIAL AID

    All students applying for federal student aid must complete a need analysis form known as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Applicants to some private colleges and vocational schools may need to complete the CSS/Financial Aid Profile from the College Scholarship Service. Both forms are available in the Counseling/Career Center.  Eligibility for financial aid is based on the parents' and student's previous year's income, as well as a percentage of their assets, excluding their home.  Students must apply for financial aid each year that they plan to attend college or vocational school.  The earliest that a student may apply for financial aid is January 1st of the year that he or she plans to attend school.  Students should apply by February 15 if possible. Students may apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Every student is eligible for some type of financial aid!

    SCHOLARSHIPS

    Like grants, scholarships are gift aid; they do not have to be repaid. Students must pay particular attention to scholarship DEADLINES; late applications are not accepted. For additional information on college applications or scholarship procedures, please contact the Counseling & Career Center.

    Local scholarships: By December, most of the local scholarship applications are available on the district website: www.kibesd.org.  Click on high School, Click on counseling center click on the LOCAL scholarship link. Seniors are able to complete the applications online, save them to their folder and print the hard copy for delivery to the scholarship sponsor as instructed. Students should review eligibility and process as directed.

    Internet scholarships: www.fastWeb.com is a database of over 600,000 national scholarships that students may access.  www.THEWASHBOARD.ORG is a database of scholarships for Washington residents.

    Campus based scholarships:  students must have applied to and been accepted at their colleges in order to become eligible.

    Military scholarships: Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) scholarships or appointments to service academies; interested students should begin applying in the spring of their junior year.

    TEST INFORMATION

    HIGH SCHOOL PROFICENCY EXAM (HSPE) & End-of-Course (EOC) & Smarter Balanced Tests (SBAC): These tests are given at the 10th, 11th and/or 12th grade and measure learning in reading, writing, math, and science. A student demonstrating proficiency in any of the four areas will be recognized on his/her transcript. Eventually, successful performance on this test will lead to the Certificate of Academic Achievement (Diploma).

    Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR TESTING)

    Students could be tested monthly in reading and math to check for academic progress and to give teachers interventions to guide their teaching for student progress.

    INTEREST/CAREER INVENTORIES

    A career test available to interested students in the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB).  Developed for 10th-12th grade and beyond, the ASVAB measures a student's abilities and predicts what he or she could accomplish occupationally with further training and education.  The ASVAB assessments are provided free of charge. The ACT Career Planning Survey is used to determine a student's career pathway.

    PRE-COLLEGE TESTS

    Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT):

    The PSAT is given at KBHS to college-bound students in October of their 10th or 11th grade.  It measures aptitude in both verbal (English & language arts) and math areas.  It also serves as a "trial run" for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), which many students will take in their junior and/or senior year.  The PSAT is also the qualifying test for National Merit Scholarship competition, as well as the vehicle for receiving information from many colleges throughout the country.  The PSAT currently costs $10.00, although there are some fee waivers available for students who are unable to pay. 

    Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT):

    The SAT is offered on Saturday morning five different times during a school year. Like the PSAT, the SAT measures aptitude in verbal and math areas.  Application forms and study guides are available in the Counseling/Career Center.  The current fee for the SAT is $52.50, but does have additional test sections available for additional cost (check with your college to see if these are required).  KBHS does get a limited number of SAT fee waivers each year for students that qualify.  The SAT is given at Richland and Hanford High School in October, December and June only.

    AMERICAN COLLEGE TEST (ACT):

    The ACT is also offered on Saturday morning five different times during a school year.  Many students will take it in the spring of their 11th grade, and the rest will take it in the fall of their 12th grade.  The ACT measures achievement in English, math, reading, and science reasoning.  The current fee for the ACT is $34.00 (no writing portion), or $54.50 (with writing portion-check with your college to see if this is required for admission).  KBHS does get a limited number of ACT fee waivers each year for students that qualify.  The ACT will be given in October, December, February and April at other sites (Tri-Cities).

    COMPASS TEST:

    The COMPASS test(s) are used by community colleges for placement in English and Math.  It can be taken by appointment at CBC in Pasco.  A student must meet the qualifying scores in writing and reading to be eligible for the Running Start program. The test cost is $25.00.

    WHICH TEST DO I TAKE?

    Most college-bound students will take the PSAT and either the SAT or ACT pre-college tests.  Some students, particularly those interested in a military scholarship or selective college (Harvard, Stanford, etc.) may take both tests and pick the highest score.  Four-year colleges in Washington require either the SAT or ACT as part of their admissions' process.  Application forms and study guides for the SAT and ACT are available in the Counseling/Career Center.

    ADVISORY PROGRAM INFORMATION

    One of the goals of an education at KBHS is to get students career and college ready.  The program involves meeting once or twice a month on district CRT days with an assigned advisor in an advisory period with other students the same grade level.  The advisory period is or can be used for class/club meetings and to help students become career and college ready by using a variety of classroom and online lessons developed by staff.  The hallmarks of an Advisory program for students are:  student driven advisories, the use of student portfolios/binders, student-led conferences, and student-informed scheduling. 

    To satisfy Washington state graduation requirements, KBHS requires all seniors to complete a culminating project (Bear Book).  The culminating project is the completion and clearance of the student’s senior binder and the senior presentation which both take place in the spring of their senior year.

    GENERAL SCHOOL INFORMATION

    STUDENT RECORDS 

    In order to provide the most effective education for each Kiona-Benton City High school student, records are maintained.  The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act gives parents and students over age 18 the following rights in regard to educational records:

    - The right to examine records and request amendment to the records

    - The right to give consent for disclosure of education records – one exception which permits disclosure without consent is given to school officials (health, law enforcement, school board, contracted services) with legitimate educational interest

    - The right to appeal to the U.S. Department of Education regarding alleged failure of compliance with FERPA

    STUDENT INFORMATION

    The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act require school districts to notify parents and students that certain directory information from pupil records will be released and made public without the written consent of the parents or students.  Parents may request that this directory information NOT be released by contacting the school where their children attend.

    DIRECTORY INFORMATION

    • Student’s name, address, and telephone number
    • Date and place of birth
    • Major field of study
    • Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
    • Weight and height of members of athletic teams
    • Dates of attendance
    • Degrees and awards received
    • The most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the student
    • Photographs and similar information

    FREEDOM OF STUDENT EXPRESSION

    School Rules: Freedom of student expression is a part of the district's instructional program and an inherent constitutional right. Free speech may not be used to disrupt the educational process, however.

    Consequence:

    1. Only that material written by students currently enrolled in the school, which has been approved by the administration, may be distributed on school property.
    2. The following are criteria that the administration shall use in determining approval or non-approval of written material (publications, petitions):
    3. Student publications produced without school sponsorship may be distributed in the high school if they: 1. Bear the name of the sponsoring organization or individual; 2. Are not sold on the school grounds; and
    4. Are distributed at a time and place agreed to by the administration.
    5. If the publication contains libelous or obscene language, advocates illegal actions, or is grossly insulting to any group or individual, its distribution shall not be allowed. Student Publications Policy: refer to policy 3221

    Consequence:

    1. The principal has the right to review student publications prior to their publication.
    2. A publication reviewed by the principal must be returned to the student editor within 24 hours of its submission for review.
    3. Any disputes that cannot be settled at the building level are submitted to the superintendent.
    4. If the complaint cannot be resolved at the superintendent level (using legal counsel) then the board may, upon request, hear the dispute during its next scheduled board meeting.

    Distribution of Materials Policy: refer to policy 3222

    Rules: Student distribution of written materials shall not cause disruption or interference with school activities. Students will be subject to corrective action, including suspension, depending on the nature of the disruption resulting from distribution of materials.

    1. Any student intending to distribute more than 15 copies of any student-sponsored material shall submit a copy to the principal at least 48 hours prior to the proposed time of distribution.
    2. Distribution plans shall be approved by the principal concerning distribution time, manner, and place. This decision shall be rendered within 24 hours of the proposed time of distribution.
    3. If the plan is not approved, the student will be advised in writing of the reasons for denial by the principal within two business days. A decision shall be given by the superintendent within two business days.

    GRADES:

    A

    4.0 Honor Points

    C+

    2.3 Honor Points

    F

    0.0 Honor Points

    A-

    3.7 Honor Points

    C

    2.0 Honor Points

    NC

    No credit

    B+

    3.3 Honor Points

    C-

    1.7 Honor Points

    P

    Passing

    B

    3.0 Honor Points

    D+

    1.3 Honor Points

     

     

    B-

    2.7 Honor Points

    D

    1.0 Honor Points

     

     


    GRADE PERCENTAGES:

    A

    94 - 100%

    C+

    77 - 79%

    F

    59 - 0

    A-

    90 - 93%

    C

    74 - 76%

    NC

    No credit

    B+

    87 - 89%

    C-

    73 - 70%

     

     

    B

    84 - 86%

    D+

    65 - 69%

     

     

    B-

    80 - 83%

    D

    60 - 64%

     

     


    Late Work

    Please refer to the teacher’s syllabus.

    Modifications for IEP/504, AP Courses, College in the High School, and ELL students are to be made for any of the grading policies according to the specific plan or requirements for identified students.

    “F” Grade: Given if the student's work is not acceptable for credit. An "F" grade may also be given if a student is dropped from a class for disciplinary reasons. No student will receive an "F" grade unless there has been a recorded progress report.  A student may not drop a class after one week following midterm progress reports without extenuating circumstances (illness, etc.).  A class may not be dropped simply to maintain athletic/activity eligibility.

    “NC” Grade: If a course is dropped before the progress report/grades due period, an "NC" grade may be given.

    Pass/Fail: Subjects that will be graded pass or fail are: Library and Office Assistants, and Teacher Assistants.  Other courses may be graded P/F, but an agreement to do so must be made between the teacher and student during the first two weeks of a semester. “A”, "B”, "C”, "D”, and "F" will be given honor points as indicated above. Honor points for these grades shall be used to figure the GPA. Credit toward graduation shall be awarded the "P" grade, but it shall not be figured into the GPA.

    HONOR ROLL

    The honor roll for Kiona-Benton High School will be published at the end of each semester. Any member of the student body is eligible for the honor roll, provided the listed criteria have been fully met: 1. must be enrolled in at least five letter-graded classes; 2. Must have no "D," "F," or "I" grades in any classes; 3. Must have a grade point average of 3.00 or better for the semester.

    NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

    According to our local constitution, before a student (sophomore or above) can be considered as a candidate for National Honor Society, his/her cumulative GPA must be 3.30 or above and have three consecutive grading periods (semesters) of 3.30 or above. Candidates will then be considered for election to NHS based upon the faculty committee's assessment of their character, service to the school or community, and leadership capabilities. Any time a member's GPA falls below the average required, he/she will have one grading period (a semester) to bring his/her grade back up to 3.30.  If the GPA remains below 3.30 for more than one grading period (a semester), the student is automatically dropped from NHS and can never be reinstated. Any time a member is involved in any dishonorable act in or out of school, his/her case will be placed before the faculty committee to determine expulsion from National Honor Society. Once a member has been dismissed from membership, he/she is never eligible again. Grades for all classes are considered. Candidates for membership shall have spent at least one semester in Kiona-Benton High School.

    VALEDICTORIAN AND SALUTATORIAN SELECTION

    The following guidelines shall be followed when selecting the valedictorian and salutatorian of the senior class:

    1. Selection shall be made at the middle of the second semester. Pre-college test scores, credits and honor points earned during the second semester of the senior year will not be used in the selection process.
    2. Honor points and credits earned during the ninth, tenth, eleventh, and first semester of the twelfth grade shall be used in calculating CGPA.
    3. ”P,”  “S,” and “NC” grades shall not be used in calculating CGPA.
    4. A student must have been enrolled in Kiona-Benton High School for a minimum period of two years to be considered as valedictorian or salutatorian.
    5. The CGPA shall be calculated by dividing the number of honor points by the number of credits received and carrying the division out to the nearest hundredth.
    6. SAT or ACT scores (best scores from one sitting before the end of the first semester of the senior year) will count as one-fourth of the qualification for valedictorian and/or salutatorian, and cumulative grade point average will count three-fourths. An admissions index (AI) number using this formula will be taken from the Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board (HECB) to determine the valedictorian and salutatorian of the graduating class. The valedictorian and salutatorian will not necessarily be the highest-ranking (by grade point average) two students in the graduating class. The student with the highest AI will be valedictorian and the student with the second highest AI will be salutatorian.

    SCHOOL RULES / DISCIPLINE CONSEQUENCES

    ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES OF STUDENTS, STAFF & ADMINISTRATION

    Note: Kiona-Benton City High School Administration reserves the right to increase or decrease the level of consequences due to circumstances within the nature of the violation.

    The standards established at this high school are in line with the expectations of college, military and the workplace.  We believe these behaviors will prepare young people for their future:

    1. Arrive to class on time (see tardy rule)
    2. Be prepared for the class
    3. Be courteous and respectful to all people
    4. Safe behavior is required; students should never put the safety of someone else in jeopardy
    5. There can be no sales of pop or candy 12:00 midnight to 30 minutes after school is out for the day
    6. Please read this planner; students will be expected to know and follow the school rules

    Drug/Alcohol/Tobacco Free School

    All schools within Kiona-Benton School District No. 52 are drug-free.  The school board views drug abuse as a serious health problem and is committed to providing the necessary resources to intervene with students who are using, distributing, possessing, or manufacturing drugs and or alcohol.  The school board recognizes that the use and unlawful possession of illicit drugs/alcohol is harmful.  The standard conduct in the Kiona-Benton City School District directs that students shall not possess, use, manufacture, transfer, conceal, sell, attempt to sell, deliver, or be under the influence of narcotics, alcohol, other drugs, or materials/substances represented to be a drug, or be in possession of drug related paraphernalia. The rule also covers prescription medications that are distributed illegally, or the willful misuse/abuse of prescribed medications. This rule will be in effect on property owned, leased, or maintained by the Kiona-Benton City School District at all school sanctioned activities, and off campus in vehicles used to transport students to and from school, or at other school-related activities.

    A student in violation of this rule will be subject to appropriate building and administrative disciplinary procedures and referral for prosecution.

    Law enforcement may be notified, and the student will be taken into custody in all cases regarding, sale, manufacture, possession, and distribution of illicit drugs and /or alcohol, or possession of drug related paraphernalia, regardless of where the students is in reference to the progressive disciplinary ladder.  All staff will receive yearly review of the signs and symptoms of drug and alcohol use.  Lockers may be searched under reasonable suspicion.  Drug detection dogs may be used for random searches.

    Definition of Drug/Alcohol/Tobacco/Vapor/Other Impairing Substance Violation

    Violation of the drug, alcohol, tobacco, and vapor rule includes: possession, use, consumption, and/or distribution of substances or materials that represent illicit drugs/alcohol tobacco or prescription medications, or being under the influence of alcohol/drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia or test positive for illegal substances. This includes the misuse/abuse of prescription medications by failing to take them as prescribed by their physician and resulting in intoxication.

    Drug/Alcohol/Marijuana/Other Impairing Substance Finding

    If there is a question of a student being under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or other similar impairing substance at school and or school function, the student may be given the appropriate test (saliva test, breathalyzer, urinalysis or DITEP).  Parents will be notified and have the option of viewing the test.  School personnel reserve the right to involve the appropriate juvenile or law enforcement agency.  If the school is unable to contact a parent/guardian, a law enforcement agency will be notified and the student may be released to the custody of police. (Note: students that refuse the test will be assigned consequences as if they admitted to being under the influence or failed the test)

    If a student admits to being under the influence or agrees to follow the prescribed recommendations of the drug/alcohol intervention specialist, he/she may receive a lesser punishment.  Students that decline their right to receive an assessment and help will be assigned the maximum consequences.

    Procedures:

    Prior to a student being tested, all effort possible will be made to contact the parents and allow them involvement in the process.  If the parents cannot be contacted then any other immediate relative or emergency contact that the student chooses may be invited to support the student being tested.  If within a 30 minute period of time a parent/relative/emergency contact cannot be reached then the student may choose an adult in the building to advocate for them

    Once again, if the student or parent refuses the test, then action will be taken as if the student took the test and were found under the influence of drugs or alcohol or test positive for illegal substances. If a student is tested, and the results indicate that he/she is under the influence of an illegal drug that was not prescribed by a physician, or was prescribed by a physician and the student was found to be abusing that medication through lab testing, then the following procedure would be implemented:

    First Offense for possession/under the influence:

    1. Police may be notified in every instance dealing with possession or under the influence. Short-term suspension up to ten school days in compliance with the WAC 180-40-260. The short-term suspension may be reduced (at the schools discretion) to less than 10 days out of school upon completion of the following: 

    (A) Scheduled meeting with the school’s intervention specialist or administrator prior to the end of the 10 day suspension, which will include a referral for the:

    1. Completion of a drug/alcohol assessment.
    2. Return to school and reduction of the suspension is dependent upon following the assessment recommendations given.

    After first offense for possession, under the influence:

    1. Notification of police.
    2. Long term suspension for remainder of the semester which can be no more than 90 days. (Same steps as first offense)

    First offense for distributionExpulsion for one calendar year

    Second offense for distribution: Expulsion from Kiona-Benton City School District.

    Important:  A student or parent may contest the results of a positive test indicating a student is under the influence of an illegal drug.  If the results of the test are contested then the parent may take their student to a certified lab for testing at the parent’s expense.

    EACH ADDITIONAL OFFENSE COULD INCREASE SUSPENSION TIME AND COULD LEAD TO EXPLUSION

    Tobacco/Vaping/Other Similar Impairing Substance Finding

    ATTENDANCE

    Rule: Students shall be regular and punctual in their attendance.

    The following are valid excuses for absences from school (1)  Participation in a district or school approved activity or instructional program; (2)  Illness, health condition or medical appointment (including, but not limited to, medical, counseling, dental or optometry) for the student or person for who the student is legally responsible; (3) Family emergency including, but not limited to, a death or illness in the family;  (4) Religious or cultural holiday or participation in religious or cultural instruction;  (5) Court, judicial proceeding, or serving on a jury; (6) Post-secondary, technical school or apprenticeship program visitation, or scholarship interview; (7) State-recognized search and rescue activities consistent with RCW 28A.225.055; (8) Absence directly related to the student’s homeless status; (9) Absences related to deployment activities of a parent or legal guardian who is an active duty member consistent with RCW 28A.705.010; (10) Absence resulting from a disciplinary/corrective action (e.g., short-term or long-term suspension, emergency expulsion); and (11) Principal (or designee) and parent, guardian, or emancipated youth mutually agreed upon approved activity. 

    The school principal (or designee) has the authority to determine if an absence meets the above criteria for an excused absence. 

    Unexcused Daily Absences – Any absence from school is unexcused unless it meets one of the criteria above for an excused absence.  Students with unexcused absences will serve a consequence from a lunch detention up to In House Support.

    The “BECCA” Bill:

    The “Becca Bill” (SB 5439) is our state’s truancy law. It is intended to stop truancy before it becomes a problem. Schools and families should work together as a team to ensure school attendance and student safety.  However, if a student has unexcused absences, this law requires that schools and school districts take the following actions:

    1. One (1) unexcused absence. The school must inform the parent when there is one unexcused absence. This is often done by a phone call home.
    2. Two (2) unexcused absences. After the second unexcused absence, the school is required to schedule a meeting with the parent/legal guardian and student to discuss the causes of the unexcused absences and find solutions to prevent further absences. This is a team effort.
    3. Five (5) unexcused absences within 30 days. The school must enter into a written truancy agreement with the family, where the parent, student and school agree on the necessary steps to resolve the student’s attendance problem. The school must also refer the student to a community truancy board, or file a truancy petition with the juvenile court.
    4. Seven (7) unexcused absences during a month or at the tenth (10th) unexcused absence within a school year. The school district will file a petition in juvenile court to order the student to attend school. If this court order is violated, the court will call for a Contempt Hearing and the student could be ordered to do community service or spend time in juvenile detention.  The parent may be fined up to $25.00 for each day of unexcused absence.

    AUTOMOBILES & PARKING SPACE

    Any operation of a motor vehicle in violation of state law or in such a manner as to endanger a person or property will be cause to assign appropriate discipline of suspension or expulsion. Students and Staff are required to have a parking space and spaces are assigned by choice according to grade level in descending order (i.e. Seniors-Juniors-Sophomore), students are also required to have a pass.  If a student needs a second or replacement pass, it will cost $5.  Students are only allowed to park on school property directly north of the main building and not by CTE/PAC buildings, or Faculty parking lots. Proof of insurance, registration, make, model & license are to be given to the office when accepting a parking pass. 

    ASSEMBLIES

    It is an expectation that we demonstrate our best behavior and respect for our students, staff and guests when we are having general assemblies.  Our behavior is a direct reflection on our school and our community and we want to display our greatness. All students and staff are required to attend all assemblies.

    BUS RULES & REGULATIONS

    Riding a school bus is both a right and a privilege. Students of Kiona-Benton City School District are afforded transportation if they meet the district requirements and if students abide by both the safety regulations and the rules regarding student conduct. A pamphlet outlining specifics regarding bus transportation was mailed to the home of every Kiona-Benton City student.

    CLASSROOM DISCIPLINE STEPS

    Students who do not meet their responsibilities will be disciplined by the following procedure: 1.) Direct verbal prompt from the teacher to student, 2.) Individual talk with student if addressed behavior doesn’t improve,  3.) Phone call home to parent to inform them of class behavior. 4.) An office referral will result if a student demonstrates disrespect/insubordinate behavior with possibility of Campus Clean up, Lunch detentions, In house suspension or out of school suspension or Parent Shadowing.

    CHEATING/ACADEMIC DISHONESTY

    Cheating will not be allowed at Kiona-Benton City High School. Students caught cheating will receive a ZERO on that work. Plagiarism and intentionally providing answers is considered cheating. Parents will also be notified by the teacher. If the cheating incident causes the student to fail the class, he/she will receive an “F” grade.

    CONDUCT OFF-CAMPUS AND AFTER HOURS

    Rule: Students on school business, athletic trips, field trips, tournaments, dances or any other school-sponsored events are covered by all policies of the school district from the time they leave the campus until they return and are dismissed by their advisor.

    CUMULATIVE VIOLATIONS

    Rule: Students who consistently violate various school policies, rules, and regulations may be subject to suspension. Under due process procedure, steps must be taken to treat the student fairly. Cumulative or multiple minor violations can be equally as disruptive to the education process as a violation of a major type.  Therefore, the seriousness of the violation is not the only criterion for a disciplinary action. The frequency of disruptions must also be considered an important criterion.

    Consequence:

    1. Violators will be referred to the principal or his designee, who may take appropriate disciplinary action.
    2. If suspension seems to be the most justifiable action to take in dealing with a student, the following procedure shall be used: (A).The student shall be advised of the probable consequences of the particular behavior pattern. The student shall be notified verbally prior to the suspension; (B). The parents of the student shall be advised in writing of the probable consequences of the continued student behavior problem; and (C). If the improper behavior pattern continues, the student may be suspended.

    DAMAGE OR DESTRUCTION OF PRIVATE OR SCHOOL PROPERTY Personal Property: A student shall not intentionally or with gross carelessness cause or attempt to cause damage to private property on campus or during a school activity off campus. Consequence: The principal shall conduct an investigation and upon completion inform involved parties of his finding. Parties responsible for damages will be responsible for restitution and possibly suspended. School Property:  A student shall not intentionally or with gross carelessness deface or cause damage to school property.

    Consequence: The student liable for defacing or damaging school property shall be responsible for full restitution. Appropriate consequences (short term suspension at minimum) will be assigned.

    DANCE RULES

    1. When a student leaves a school dance, he or she may NOT return.
    2. Only KBHS students may attend dances with the following exceptions, which need to have office clearance (dance pass): (A). Guest high school students; (B). Non-students may not be older than 19 years of age; (C). Guests and their actions are the responsibility of the KBHS student who has invited them; (D). “Grinding” is not permissible; and (E). All music played at school dances must be an edited version to eliminate inappropriate language.

    DETENTIONS

    If detention is assigned, the student MUST serve the assigned detention with the teacher/Supervisor. If a student fails to serve a detention, it will be referred to the administration and stiffer punishment will occur, which could include suspension.

    DISRUPTIVE DEVICES

    Devices that are disruptive to the educational process (e.g., cell phone, Ipod, Mp3, etc.) MUST not be seen or heard while in class.  Use is permitted during passing times, before and after school and during lunch break or if you have teacher permission.  Violators of this policy will have their cell phones/electronic devices confiscated.  First time offenders will receive a warning and will have their cell phone/electronic device returned to parent. Subsequent violations will result in the cell phone/electronic devices being returned to parent, but also a Lunch Detention/Campus Clean up.   Articles that threaten the safety of our students (firecrackers, stink bombs, etc.) will not be allowed on campus and could result in Long Term Suspension.

    DRESS CODE - In a hope to support the need for the district NOT to go forward with a school uniform, the following is an outline of the dress code for Kiona-Benton City High School.

    Rule:  Students are expected to be neatly dressed and well groomed at all times. Failure to follow the basic regulations listed below could result in parents being called to bring appropriate clothing or the student will be sent home to change. Students must wear shoes at all times.  Tank tops, sunglasses, bandanas, and chains are not allowed.  Hats may be worn in hallways but is teacher discretion in classrooms.  Exposed skin that may show through holes on the leg must be below mid-thigh.  Students wearing low necklines will be asked to change.  No visible undergarments.  Clothing that displays or insinuates rude humor, vulgar signs, acts, or foul language is prohibited.  Clothing with advertisements for weapons, drugs, alcohol, or tobacco is prohibited.  Students are prohibited from wearing items that are determined to be related to gang identification.  Shorts and skirt length must be to mid-thigh.  Sleeveless tops are allowed; however, tank tops are only allowed if they are two inches wide at the top.  Sleeves under the arm should be tight against the armpit.  Pajamas and slippers are not considered appropriate attire.  “Dress Up” days for spirit days are the only exceptions when it’s appropriate.  Pants must be worn at the waistline and the may not “sag” below that point.  Appearance must not cause a disruption or interrupt the school learning environment.  Staff discretion will be applied in all cases.

    Consequence:  First time offenders will be given a verbal warning, asked to wear appropriate clothing, given clothing to wear by an administrator or sent home to change.  Further, Students in violation of this policy will result in Lunch Detention/Campus Cleanup and then being removed from campus until appropriately attired.

    DUE PROCESS

    Due Process Short-Term Suspension or other assigned consequence Policy 3322: Any parent or student who is aggrieved of an assigned consequence shall have the right to an informal conference with the principal to resolve the concern.  In this conference the student and parent has the right to question the principal and involved staff members.

    Procedure: If the parent and student are not satisfied with the informal conference, then the following steps are available: 1. Present a written or oral grievance to the superintendent within two business days of the informal conference; 2. If the grievance is not resolved at the superintendent level, then a request to present a written grievance to the school board needs to occur within two business days of the previous hearing; 3. The board will consider the grievance at the next regularly scheduled meeting, in closed session, and respond within ten business days.

    Long-term Suspension or Expulsion Policy & Procedures 3323:  The principal only may impose a long-term suspension or expulsion after a fair hearing is made available to student and parent. Notice of the hearing to the student and parent shall indicate the following:  1. The alleged misconduct or policy violation; 2. The recommended consequence; 3. The right to a hearing; 4. The notice that if a request for a hearing is not received by the superintendent within 3 business days after the notice is received, the hearing shall be waived and the recommended corrective action shall take effect; and 5.The date by which the request for hearing must be received. If a hearing is requested, the superintendent (hearing officer) will schedule a hearing within 3 business days of such request. If the hearing officer imposes a long-term suspension, the parent and student shall have 3 business days after receiving the prior decision to appeal to the school board.

    Re-admission Rule: A student who has been suspended or expelled and who wishes to re-enter school prior to termination of the imposed sanction may be re-admitted if it appears that he/she will comply with the written school rules and his/her presence will not result in disruption of the educational process or endanger anyone in the school. Student and parent will meet with the principal for a re-engagement meeting before returning to school.

    FIELD TRIPS

    Teacher/Advisor running the field trip will check with teachers to make sure all students that are planning to attend the field trip are eligible to go. Itineraries will be available from the teacher organizing the trip. Students MUST have an “Emergency Care Plan” on file if required by school nurse.

    FIGHTING / ASSAULT / ALTERCATION

    Rule:   No student shall be involved in a fight/assault/altercation on school campus or during a school activity.

    Procedure:  Violation of this policy shall provide the following punishment for all active participants:  First offense:  Short Term to Long Term Suspension.

    Second offense: Short term to Long Term Suspension, Third offense:  Short term to Long Term Suspension.

    FIRE ALARMS

    Setting fire alarms is illegal. Students who engage in this activity will be subject to strong school discipline (long-term suspension) and referred for criminal prosecution.

    FUND RAISING:  No class, club, or other group may begin to raise money without an advance approval from the ASB.  Students may not bring outside fund raising items to sell, or sell items for personal gain.

    GAMBLING

    Rule: Gambling on school property is not allowed. Gambling is defined as any game or activity in which money or items of value are liable to change hands.  Organizational raffles or fund-raising events shall not be considered gambling if authorized by the administration and group sponsoring raffle obtains a gambling permit.

    Consequence: Violations of this policy shall result in disciplinary action. Items gambled for and gaming devices used shall be confiscated. Any money confiscated shall be deposited in the ASB General Fund.

    HARASSMENT, INTIMIDATION & BULLYING

    Rule: The district is committed to a safe and civil educational environment for all students, employees, volunteers and patrons, free from harassment, intimidation or bullying.  “Harassment, intimidation or bullying” means any intentional written, verbal, or physical act, including but not limited to one shown to be motivated by any characteristic in RCW 9A.36.080(3), (race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or mental or physical disability), or other distinguishing characteristics, when the intentional written, verbal, or physical act:

    • Physically harms a student or damages the student’s property; or
    • Has the effect of substantially interfering with a student’s education; or
    • Is so severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating or threatening educational environment; or
    • Has the effect of substantially disrupting the orderly operation of the school.

    Consequences: Violation of this policy will result in the following punishment:  First offense:  Verbal warning and parent notification by administrator; Second offense: 1-3 day suspension; Third offense: 3-10 day suspension; Fourth offense: suspension for a period of time equivalent to a semester or at least thirty (30) days; Fifth offense: Expulsion for a calendar year

    SEXUAL HARASSMENT

    Rule:  A student shall not sexually harass another student or an adult.  Sexual harassment means unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, sexually motivated physical contact, or physical conduct or communication of a sexual nature between two or more individuals, either verbal or written.

    Consequence:  Based upon the nature of the violation consequences of graduating nature will be assigned.  A conference with student and parent will be the initial step with suspension being the assigned consequence if future violations occur.  (Refer to Harassment/Intimidation/Bullying Policy above)

    RETALIATION:  Students are encouraged to report harassment or retaliation.  Retaliation against students who report harassment or other rule violations will not be tolerated. (Refer to Harassment/Intimidation/Bullying Policy above)

    HAZING & INITIATIONS

    Rule: An organized group within the scope of the ASB must plan all initiations, and the plan must be submitted to and approved by the principal. Nothing will be allowed that degrades any individual or group of students. Initiation or hazing by individual students is not allowed. 

    Consequence: Violation of this policy will result in disciplinary action or, in severe cases, suspension/expulsion. (Refer to Bullying & Harassment Policy above)

    REPORTING HARRASSMENT, INTIMIDATION & BULLYING:  Students may make a report of Harassment, Intimidation or Bullying online at the KBHS Website at https://kibesd-wa.safeschoolsalert.com/

    HALL PASSES:  Students must have a hall pass issued by a teacher or administrator to be in the halls while classes are in session. Failure to have a hall pass will result in appropriate discipline.

    HEALTH / MEDICAL

    Before a medication can be given at school, a special Medication Administration form must be completed and signed by both the prescribing medical practitioner and a parent. This form is required for over-the-counter medications as well as prescriptions and can be obtained from many medical facilities or the school office.

    All medications must be stored in the office. They must be in the original container with the label matching the information on the Medication Administration form. Only designated staff that has been trained to do so can administer medications to students.

    HOMEWORK REQUESTS:  Requests for homework must be made by contacting the school secretary.  Please allow 24 hours for teacher to turn homework into the office.

    INTERNET / COMPUTER

    Kiona-Benton City High School students and parents are required to sign our Internet/Computer Acceptable Use policy so that students may use the Internet/Computer at the high school. Students are required to follow those guidelines for searching the Internet and using Internet email.  Students MUST only go to school approved sites as deemed by teaching staff, administration and technology director. Failure to follow the established guidelines will result in losing your Internet/Computer privileges for a set amount of time of (1 week) upward to total loss of Internet/Computer use.

    LAW ENFORCEMENT

    Law Enforcement may be notified in any situation where the safety of students is at risk.

    LEAVING SCHOOL GROUNDS or GOING TO PARKING LOT

    Students MUST sign out through the office for any reason for leaving the building. If students are consistently tardy before school and/or after lunch then they will have lunch detention/campus cleanup.

    Rule: All students must sign out and back in at the office for school/personal reasons. The campus shall be open during the lunch break. Students who have work or training assignments will be excused during their work-training periods. Other students may be excused from campus for illness, health condition, family emergency, medical appointment, school activity, religious purpose, disciplinary action, and/or legal appointments.

    Consequence:  A student who has a legitimate reason for leaving campus must secure pre-authorization in the main office. Pre-authorization may be obtained by parent note or contact. Students must then sign out on the sheet in the main office. Students leaving without pre-authorization will face consequences including loss of sign-out privileges, lunch detention/campus cleanup.

    OBSCENE LANGUAGE / GESTURES & PORNOGRAPHIC MATERIALS

    Rule: Use of obscene or vulgar language/gestures, writing, pictures, signs, or acts while on school property during or immediately before or after school hours or at any time the school grounds are being used for a school activity, or at any school-sponsored activity, or at any school-sponsored activity off school grounds, is prohibited.

    Consequence: Disciplinary action shall be appropriate to the seriousness of the violation up to and including suspension.

    OFFICE REFERRAL PROCESS

    There are some behaviors that are especially dangerous to the safety and/or effectiveness of the school and workplace. The following violations will result in direct office referral:

    Firearms:  This serious violation of state and school rules will result in a mandatory expulsion from school.  The expulsion is statewide.  Law enforcement will be notified.

    1. Weapons; 2. Fighting 3. Tobacco, drugs, and alcohol; 4. Harassment, intimidation or bullying; 5. Stealing; 6. Vandalism; 7. Truancy/skipping classes.

    PUBLIC DISPLAY OF AFFECTION

    Rule: Public displays of affection are not conducive to a proper school atmosphere and will not be tolerated. Actions not allowed include, but are not limited to, embracing and kissing. Students are limited to a three (3) second hug.

    Consequence: First offense: warning and notification to parents.  Disciplinary action for further violation shall be appropriate to the seriousness of the violation up to and including suspension.

    STUDENT PRIVACY

    School Rules: A student's locker, person, and personal property, including automobiles, may be searched by the principal or his designee when he has reasonable cause to believe that prohibited item(s) are concealed.

    Consequence: The following rules shall apply to the search of school property assigned to a specific student (locker, desk, etc.) and the seizure of items in his/her possession:

    1. There should be reasonable cause for school authorities to believe that the possession constitutes a crime or rule violation.
    2. General searches of school property may be conducted at any time.
    3. Search of an area assigned to a student should be for a specific item and be accomplished in the student's presence if reasonably possible.
    4. Illegal items (i.e., firearms, weapons) or other possessions reasonably determined to be a threat to the safety or security of others may be seized by the school or law enforcement authorities.
    5. Items which are used to disrupt or interfere with the educational process may be temporarily removed from the student's possession.
    6. To ensure your privacy and security, school-issued padlocks are available to purchase for your hall and P.E. locker.

    Student Visitation

    Student visitors are not allowed.

    STEALING/THEFT

    Rule: A student shall not steal any private or school property. Law enforcement may be notified.

    Consequence: In cases of private or school property, the principal shall conduct an investigation and notify involved parties of his findings. Students determined responsible for stealing personal or school property will be liable for full restitution and could be suspended. These students will also forfeit unsupervised hall privileges during class time for an appropriate amount of time.

    TARDY

    Rule: Defined as entering the classroom after the tardy bell rings. Exception is a late bus. Thirty minutes late constitutes an absence.

    After 5 tardies in a class = teacher contacts parents

    After 7 tardies in a class = teacher notifies admin who contacts parents

    After 9 tardies in a class = student will have lunch detention for every tardy.  Teacher notifies admin/Mrs. Richardson on every tardy after 9.

    Consequence:  Refer to “Attendance Policy”

    TRUANCY

    Rule:  Defined as skipping class for any amount of time or up to one or more classes, not clearing an absence with an excused note, or leaving campus without following the sign-out procedures.

    Consequences:  No credit given for make up work in each case.  Other consequences could include lunch detention, Campus Clean up or In house support.

    VISITORS

    Parents are always welcome to visit our school. An appointment to conference with a teacher, counselor, or administrator can be made by contacting the school secretary. Students are not allowed to bring guests to school.  All visitors must check in at the office and notify office staff who they are there to see.

    WEAPONS & DANGEROUS INSTRUMENTS

    Rule:  A student shall not possess, handle, or transmit any object that can reasonably be considered a weapon:

    1) On the school grounds during, before, or after school hours.

    2) On the school grounds at any other time when the school is being used by any school group.

    3) Off the school grounds at any school activity, function, event, or while en route between home and school.

    This rule does not apply to normal school supplies, but does apply to any firearm, explosive (including firecrackers), air-soft or pellet guns, knives and/or other dangerous objects of no reasonable use to the student at school. 

    Consequence: Possession of a firearm will lead to mandatory expulsion.  Possession of other dangerous weapons (propellants, pepper spray) will lead to emergency expulsion and/or suspension up to and including expulsion.  Police will be notified.

    WILLFUL DISOBEDIENCE / INSUBORDINATION

    Rule: A student shall not willfully disobey any logical or reasonable request from a staff member.

    Consequence: Disciplinary action shall be appropriate to the seriousness of the violation which could include Warning, Lunch detentions, Campus clean up, In house support and Short term suspension.

    YEAR-END VIOLATIONS

    If a student conduct violation requiring suspension or expulsion occurs within the last month of school, the suspension/expulsion may be carried over to the beginning of the next school year so that the full penalty will be served.

     

    KIONA-BENTON CITY HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC & ACTIVITIES CODE

    This Code applies to student participation in programs offered and sponsored by Kiona-Benton School District for which students receive no academic credit.  Such programs would include and are not restricted to the following list:

    Interscholastic Athletics                                                  Cheerleading

    Class/ASB Officers                                                                           Knowledge Bowl                                

    Honor Band/Choir                                                                              Honor Society

    Band Contests                                                                   

    Overnight field trips

    All other school clubs/activities

    MISSION STATEMENT

    Athletics are an integral part of the Ki-Be School District curriculum.  Through a rigorous athletic program, the Ki-Be coaching staff is dedicated to promoting and pursuing excellence in education, sportsmanship and discipline, through all levels of competition.  Furthermore, through a motivating environment, student athletes will develop the skills necessary to win the game of life.  

    B – Believe

    E – Excellence

    A – Attitude

    R – Represent

    S – Sportsmanship

    ELIGIBILITY

    1. Age Limits: The student shall be under 20 years of age on September 1st for the fall sports season, on December 1st for the winter sports season and on March 1st for the spring sports season.
    2. Scholarship: A student shall have passed the minimum number of classes (as explained on pg. 3) in the immediately preceding semester in order to be eligible for competition during the succeeding semester.  The record at the end of the semester shall be final, except for those credits earned in a regular, accredited summer school program and accepted by the school district.  Incomplete(s) may be made up for credit during the first five (5) weeks of the subsequent semester.  The student shall be ineligible for interscholastic competition until the incomplete(s) are cleared.
    3. Total Semesters of Eligibility: After entering or being eligible to enter the seventh grade, students shall have six (6) years of interscholastic eligibility.  If the seventh or eighth grade is repeated and such repetition is based upon documented academic reasons, the repeated year shall not count against the student’s six (6) interscholastic competitive years.
    4. Residency Rules: In order to be eligible to participate and/or represent a member school in an interscholastic contest, the student shall be attending a school in which the student resides with the family of that member school for a period of one year.
    5. Fines: Students must have all school district fines paid in order to be cleared for athletic/activity participation.

    CONDUCT EXPECTATIONS

    Students who participate in the Ki-Be athletic/activities program are making the choice to abide by the following expectations and guidelines.  These policies will be in effect for a full calendar year starting the first day of practice.  It’s the coaches/advisors responsibility to make parental contact regarding consequences of disciplinary issues.  Coaches/advisors have the prerogative to have additional specific expectations regarding attendance, academic requirements, etc.  These should be shared with the students and the parents/guardians.

    REQUIREMENTS FOR ATTENDANCE

    1. Students must attend the entire school day in order to be eligible to practice or participate in competition that same day. Absences from school must be excused by the high school office per state guidelines.  The parent/legal guardian can contact the high school office by phone, signed note or email.  Unexcused absences prohibit students from participating in any extracurricular activity that same day.
    2. It’s the student’s responsibility to follow the school’s attendance policy and any additional attendance regulations established by the coach/advisor. For some students, schedule conflicts with other activities may arise. If so, a student must choose and abide by the consequences set by the coach/advisor.
    3. Tardies will be tracked by the principal and the consequence will be communicated to the coaches (most likely through FinalForms). Consequences are different for each sport to create fairness (XC vs. Soccer vs. Football)

    TRANSPORTATION

    Participants are required to travel to and from contests with the team when transportation is provided for this purpose.  This can only be waived if the parent/guardian completes an “Athletic/Activities Travel Release” form available in the high school office or on the athletic website and is approved by Administration.  Twenty-four hour notice is preferred.

    COLLEGE RECRUITMENT

    An athlete who is contacted personally by a college recruiter should contact his/her coach if the contact occurs during a time when the athlete is actively involved in that sport or another sport.  Athletes interested in college athletics are (1) encourage to take the SAT or ACT initially during his/her junior year, and (2) required to sign up with the NCAA/NAIA Clearinghouse.  Both of these can be done through the counseling center.

    AMATEUR STANDING

    A student who represents a school in an interscholastic sport/activity must be an amateur in that sport/activity.  An amateur student is one who engages in athletics/activities for the physical, mental, social and educational benefits derived therefrom, and to who athletics/activities is an avocation and not a source of financial reward.  In order to maintain amateur standing in those activities under WIAA jurisdiction, the student may not:

    1. Accept merchandise or in-kind gifts of more than $500 in fair market value during any one calendar year, September 1 through August 31. Reduced membership fees or reduced user fees from an athletic club, recreation center, golf course, etc., do not count toward this $500 limit.
    2. Accept gift cards or cash awards. A voucher with no cash value is allowed.
    3. Enter competition under a false name.
    4. Accept payment of expense allowances over the actual and necessary expenses for the athletic trip. (NOTE: Entry fees are not considered a reimbursable expense.)
    5. Sign or have ever signed a contract to play professional athletics.
    6. Play or have every played on any professional team in any sport.
    7. Receive or have ever received, directly or indirectly, a salary or any other form of financial assistance (including scholarships, educational grants-in-aid, or any of his/her expenses for reporting to or visiting a professional team) from a professional sports organization.

    EJECTION ACTION PLAN

    If an ejection occurs to an athlete or coach, the following steps will be taken:

    1. The ejected player and coach or ejected coach will need to state the Athletic Mission Statement, the infraction, what they’ve learned from the situation and how they’ll prevent it from happening again at the next school board meeting. The Athletic Director will inform the athlete and coach when the next school board meeting is.  School board meetings occur on the 2nd and 4th Monday’s of the month.  The AD will contact the ejected athlete’s parent(s) and strongly encourage them to be present at the board meeting as well.  An athlete that refuses to appear at the board meeting will become ineligible for contests until they appear in front of the school board.
    2. The athlete/coach ejected will need to apologize to teammates and coaches before being able to resume practice/games. The AD/Principal must be present during the apology.  The head coach is responsible for setting up the meeting and informing the Athletic Director.
    3. We will continue to follow the WIAA ejection rule, which states any ejected athlete must be ineligible for the next contest of the same level that they received the ejection and cannot play in any other level contest until the ineligible game has passed.
    4. Similar to the board meeting, the ejected player will need to state the Athletic Mission Statement, the infraction, what they’ve learned from the situation and how they’ll prevent it from happening again, in front of a group of student peers and Athletic Director/Principal. After hearing from the ejected player, the student peers will make a recommendation to the Athletic Director/Principal on whether they believe the athlete should miss an additional 10% of the season.  Peer decisions should be based on remorse from the athlete.  10% of the season will be rounded up to the nearest whole number.
    5. If more than one athlete is ejected in a season, the coach will be suspended one game for each ejection after the first one. The superintendent (and possibly guests) will also meet with the team and coaches.  The team and coaches will be expected to state the Athletic Mission Statement.
    6. All coaches are required to build a sportsmanship component into their practice plans. This plan will be evident in both writing and action.  Coaches must spend at least 15 minutes a week going over items such as proper etiquette, importance of being a team player, proper ways to react to unfair or difficult situations, etc. 

    ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

    While Kiona-Benton City School District is aware of the important role that interscholastic athletics/activities play in the development of students, the District is also committed to the philosophy that the primary purpose of our secondary schools should be to prepare students academically to become productive citizens upon graduation.  For these reason we have established the following academic standards for our students.

    ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY

    The student must be currently enrolled in six (6) academic classes.  The student must have also passed five (5) of the six (6) academic classes the previous Semester.

    Any student athlete who does not meet the above stated criteria will be considered ineligible.  This means that he/she may continue practicing, but will not be allowed to participate in competitions until the student meets the minimum academic requirements.

    ACADEMIC SUSPENSION

    A student who failed to make the grade requirements shall be placed on academic suspension.  The student shall be ineligible during the suspension period.  If, at the end of the suspension period the student is meeting the minimum academic requirements, the student may be reinstated for interscholastic competition.  WIAA requirement is that the suspension period for high school students failing at least two (2) classes the previous semester shall be from the end of the previous semester through the last Saturday of September in the fall and the first five (5) weeks of the succeeding semester.  Students may earn credits through summer school to meet the above requirements.

    1. Students have to follow academic guidelines in WIAA handbook 18.7.
    2. Grade checks for all students will occur every two weeks beginning with the 5th Monday of the school year. At the start of 2nd semester, grade checks will begin with the 4th Monday and occur every two weeks.  Student athletes will become immediately ineligible if he/she is not meeting the minimum academic requirements.  The Athletic Director will notify teachers, coaches and students of ineligibility and study hall list on the Monday of grade checks.
    3. Students who are earning a D or worse at every grade check will attend mandatory study hall or meet with his/her teacher (with teacher approval) until all grades are above a D. Students are required to do school work during study hall to be able participate in activities that same day.  Notes from medical professionals are required to be excused from study hall.  Students will be required to begin attending study hall after the “Warning” grade check which will occur on the 3rd Monday of the school year.
    4. Students will become immediately eligible once he/she is meeting the minimum academic requirements. It’s the student/s responsibility to contact the Athletic Director once he/she is meeting the minimum academic requirements.
    5. Students must meet all minimum requirements to be academically eligible. Teachers are not allowed to make students eligible for “making academic progress”.
    6. Ineligible students are unable to ride the school bus to away contests if the bus leaves before school is out. After that it is up to the coach’s discretion if an academically ineligible student may ride the school bus.

    ATHLETIC DISCIPLINE

    DISCIPLINE INFRACTIONS

    1. Unsportsmanlike conduct (including disruption, fighting, vulgarity, verbal abuse, etc.).
    2. Violations of school policies and/or school disruptions.
    3. Involvement in criminal offenses.
    4. Attending social functions where minors are illegally using a prohibited substance.
    5. Consumption, possession, transmission or selling the following prohibited substances: alcoholic beverages, drugs/anabolic steroids (drug/vaping paraphernalia), look-alike drugs, narcotics, or tobacco (including chewing tobacco).
    6. Legend Drugs & Controlled Substances.

    CONSEQUENCES

    Infraction A or B:  Consequences defined at the discretion of the head coach.

    Infraction C or D:  Consequences will be referred to the Athletic Director and consequences may range from restitution to season or yearlong ineligibility.

    Infraction E:  Students must follow procedures in the WIAA handbook 18.25.2.

    Students will abide by the following violation steps.

    1. First Violation: The student will miss 50% of the current season but can be reduced to 25% (by the Athletic Director/Principal) if the student admits to the violation and seeks and receives help (through Somerset Counseling Center or the through the Ki-Be HS drug/alcohol specialist).
    2. Second Violation: The student will miss 75% of the current season but can be reduced to 50% (by the Athletic Director/Principal) if the student admits to the violation and seeks and receives help (through Somerset Counseling Center or the through the Ki-Be HS drug/alcohol specialist).
    3. Additional Violations: The student will ineligible from interscholastic competition for 1 calendar year from the date of the violation.
    4. Suspensions may be carried over to the following season and possibly the following school year.

    DISCIPLINE PROCESS & APPEAL

    When an alleged violation of the Athletic Code occurs, the following steps shall be taken:

    1. The head coach will be notified.
    2. The Administration will conduct an investigation. This will include interviewing the students who are involved in the alleged misconduct or violation. 
    3. If the Administration determines that a violation has occurred, the Administration shall impose disciplinary action and notify the student and parents/guardians.
    4. The student and his/her parents may accept the decision or initiate an appeal on behalf of their student. The student and his/her parents have five (5) business days to file a written notice of appeal with the principal.  A hearing must convene on the appeal within five (5) business days of receipt of the notice of appeal.  The Athletic Appeals Board, consisting of the Athletic Director, a teacher and 2 out-of-season coaches, will hear the appeal.  Upon hearing the appeal, the student and his/her parents shall leave to allow the Athletic Appeals Board members time to discuss the appeal.  Upon completion of this discussion, the Athletic Appeal Board will make a recommendation.  The Athletic Director is not a voting member of the Appeals Board.
    5. If the recommendation is not acceptable to the student athlete and his/her parents, they may request a meeting with the principal, provided the principal was not involved in the original hearing. This meeting must be held within five (5) business days after receipt of the hearing recommendation.
    6. If the principal’s decision in not acceptable to the appealing parties, they may request a meeting with the Superintendent’s designee. This meeting must be convened within five (5) business days of the Superintendent receiving a formal written request for a meeting.
    7. Following the decision of the Superintendent, the appealing party may seek further remedy through the School Board at its next regular meeting. Presentation of the appeal to the School Board shall be in closed session.  The School Board shall notify the student and his/her parents of its response to the appeal within ten (10) business days after the date of the meeting. 

    Student/Parent Verification

    ***(This is done as an online form)***

    I verify as follows:

    • I have carefully read the KIONA-BENTON CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT ATHLETIC & ACTIVITIES CODE.
    • I understand my participation in any such programs is not a right of mine but instead is a privilege.
    • I agree to be bound by the terms of the Code for all programs in which I may participate during the school/Calendar year in which I signed this Code.
    • I understand that if a provision of the Student Handbook is different or inconsistent with the provisions of this Code, the provisions of this Code will override the Student Handbook. 

    ___________________________________________

    Athlete’s or Club Member’s Name (Print)

    __________________________                                   ________________

               Student Signature                                                                       Date

    __________________________                                    ______________

              Parent Signature                                                               Date

    THIS ATHLETIC / ACTIVITIES CODE SHALL BE IN EFFECT FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR

     

    DISTRICT GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

     

    Note:  Each semester credit is worth .5.

     

    Credits Needed

    2021+

     

    Credits Needed

    2016-2020

    English 

    4.0

    4.0

    Social Studies

    3.0

    3.0

    Science (2 credit lab science)

    3.0

    2.0-3.0

    Health & Fitness

    2.0

    2.0

    Mathematics

    3.0

    3.0

    Occupational Education Electives

    2.0

    2.0

    Fine Arts (Art, Band, Chorus, Drama, etc.)

    2.0

    1.0

    Advisory

    .25 per year

    .25 per year

    Electives

    5

    2.0-5.0

    Total Credits Needed:

    24.0

    22.0


    2-YEAR TECHNICAL & COMMUNITY COLLEGES REQUIREMENTS

    Students planning to attend a community or technical college need to meet the district graduation requirements. Certain programs (nursing, etc.) have additional requirements.

    4-YEAR COLLEGE-BOUND STUDENTS REQUIREMENTS

    Math: 4 credits (beginning with class of 2012)                               English: 4 credits

    Science: 2 credits (including 2 credits of lab science)  Fine Arts: 1 credit

    Foreign Language: 2 credits (of one language)      Social Studies: 3 credits

    NOTE:  Students interested in math/science careers should exceed the minimum requirements in those areas.  Also, Western Washington University requires chemistry or physics and Washington State University requires biology, chemistry, or physics as one of the two years of college prep science.  Read the catalog from the college of your choice for further information.

    CROSS-CREDITING (Substituting Other Courses to Meet Graduation Requirements)   In addition to the traditional academic subjects (English, math, science, and social studies), the following courses listed in each area may be used to meet graduation requirements at Goldendale High School:

    COURSES                                              GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS MET

    English:

    Business English (Y)                            1.0 English or 1.0 Occupational

    Math:

    Accounting 1 & 2 (Y)             1.0 Math (if passed HSPE math) or 1.0 Occupational

    Financial Algebra                                  1.0 Math or 1.0 Occupational

    Science:

    Horticulture                                            .5 Science or .5 Occupational

    Natural Resources                                                 .5 Science or .5 Occupational

    Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources               1.0 Science or 1.0 Occupational

    Social Studies:

    Parenting (S)                                         .5 Social Studies or .5 Occupational

    World History (Y)                  .5 Fine Arts and .5 Social Studies or 1.0 Social St.

    Applied Psychology (S)                       .5 Social Studies or .5 Occupational

    Fine Arts:

    Graphic Arts (S)                                      .5 Fine Arts or .5 Occupational

    Journalism/Annual (Y)                          1.0 Fine Arts or 1.0 Occupational

    Digital Tech, Photography & Video    .5 Fine Arts or .5 Occupational

    Occupational:

    See class offerings                               2.5 Required on page 48                                     

    Note:  (Y) = Year    (S) = Semester

    Credit Recovery - Online credit recovery courses will be available to students who have failed a course (priority is given to 11th and 12th grade students due to limited space during the school day). A student may earn 6 credits using the online program at a cost of $10 per class. When a student passes the assigned online class then the money will be refunded. A student may earn an additional 4 credits using the online program, but must pay the entire cost of the course.  A student is limited to 10 credits earned through an online program at Kiona-Benton High School.

     

    ACADEMIC COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

    NOTE:  Some courses are NOT approved as NCAA core courses for participation in NCAA Division I and II athletics.

    AGRICULTURE

    Course:  Introduction to Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (AFNR)

    Description: CTE/Science          Length of course:  Year

    Grade Level:  9-12

    Students participating in the Introduction to Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources course will experience hands-on activities, projects, and problems. Student experiences will involve the study of communication, the science of agriculture, plants, animals, natural resources, and agricultural mechanics. While surveying the opportunities available in agriculture and natural resources, students will learn to solve problems, conduct research, analyze data, work in teams, and take responsibility for their work, actions, and learning. Membership in Kiona-Benton City FFA is encouraged.

    Course:  Agricultural Biology

    Description: CTE/Science          Length of course:  Year             Grade Level:  10                       

    Agricultural Biology is a lab science that focuses on inquiry activities related to the application of science and technology in our society, structures and functions of living organisms, ecosystems, and biological evolution.  (Biology is REQUIRED for entrance into a four-year university).  Membership in Kiona-Benton City FFA is highly encouraged. Student have the potential of earning 5 college credits for completing this course with an 85% or high grade. Membership in Kiona-Benton City FFA is encouraged

    Course: Agriculture, Power and Technology

    Description: CTE/Science          Length of course: Year       

    Grade Level: 11-12

    This courses focuses on the study of the forces and laws of nature and their application to modern technology. Equilibrium, motion, momentum, energy conversion, electromagnetism, and optical phenomena are presented in the context of current, real-world applications. This course may help students to gain knowledge for careers in electronics, robotics, telecommunications, and other technological fields. Membership in Kiona-Benton City FFA is encouraged.

    Course:  Horticulture

    Description: CTE/Science          Length of course: Semester or Year Grade Level:  10-12                                 

    Students will be participating in hands-on activities including maintenance of the school vineyard, growing plants in the greenhouse and selling plants at the annual sale, while gaining knowledge in growing and farming products Students can earn a five college credits for completing this course with a grade of a C or higher. Membership in Kiona-Benton City FFA is encouraged       

    CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION

    Course:  Computer Applications

    Description: CTE        Length of course: Semester       Grade Level:  9

    Know and be able to perform basic computer applications and operations including file management.  Master the keyboard by keying documents quickly and accurately utilizing proofreading skills.

    Microsoft Word – know and understand basic functions and document formatting, including business letters, memorandums, reports, itineraries, agendas, news releases, outlines, tables.

    Microsoft Excel – create and manage workbooks, use formulas, graph/chart data, merge data with Word and PowerPoint documents

    Microsoft PowerPoint – create and modify a multimedia presentation using text, graphics, charts, transitions, animation, and sound

    Use the Internet effectively, efficiently, and appropriately for school and career use.  Develop a resume, application letter, follow-up letter, fill out a job application, and prepare for a job interview.  Demonstrate business habits by learning the standards for professional ethics, customer service, attitude, and attendance.  Demonstrate leadership abilities and a career awareness of the business world.

    All students will have the opportunity to participate in FBLA

    Be prepared to take the MOS certification.

    Course:  Drafting I (also Fine Arts)

    Description:  CTE          Length of course:  Semester

    Grade Level:  9-12

    This is a basic course designed for students who have little or no experience in technical drawing.  The content is geared toward exposing students to a variety of basic technical drawing skills such as multiple view drawing, dimensioning, pictorial drawing, standards of measurement systems, and auxiliary view.  This course is the prerequisite for further study in technical drawing courses offered and thorough understanding of key concepts I vitally important for continuation I higher level drawing courses.  This course will ultimately lead into PROJECT BUILDING during the second semester. 

    Course:  Welding/Agricultural Mechanics I

    Description:  CTE          Length of course:  Year    Grade Level:  9-12

    Students participating in Agricultural Mechanics will gain experience through use of shop tools and in class discussion.  Students will learn the basics of:  arc welding (SMAW), mig welding (GMAW), tig welding (GTAW), oxy-acetylene, hand held plasma, cnc plasma, sheet metal, and lathe operation.  Membership in Kiona-Benton City FFA is highly encouraged.

    Course:  Woods I

    Description: CTE     Length of course:  Semester    Grade Level:  9-12

    This is a basic course in woodworking designed primarily for freshman and sophomores.  However, juniors and seniors are welcome.  The student will be introduced to several areas of woodworking including; safety, shop drawing, hand and machine tools, materials, wood joinery, fasteners, and finishes.  The students will demonstrate skills and knowledge learned through using various power equipment and tools and completing a series of projects.  There are approximately FIVE required projects students will complete, to satisfactory accuracy and craftsmanship, exposing the student to a variety of woodworking techniques and practices.  The option to build an electric guitar and/or ukulele is based on students’ proven ability from completing the above required projects with a high degree of success and craftsmanship. 

    Course:  Child Psychology

    Description:  CTE     Length of course:  Semester    Grade Level: 9-12

    Child Psychology: Have you ever wondered why you are, who you are?  We will explore the various stages of human development from childhood through adulthood. We will explore the various stages of life including puberty, pregnancy and birthing options.  We will spend time discussing parenting philosophies and you will even get to be a parent for a time.  During this class, you will have the opportunity to earn your STARS certification that is required to work in daycares or other children services.

    Course:  Creative Foods I

    Description:  CTE     Length of course:  Semester    Grade Level: 9-12

    A fast-paced class that emphasizes nutrition while gaining basic cooking skills.  Students are actively involved in foods labs, in which they will learn to plan, prepare, budget, try new foods and analyze their creations.  A celebration meal is prepared for guests.  Students will have the chance to acquire their foods handler’s card at the end of the semester for an additional $10.

    Course:  Family and Consumer Science

    Description: CTE    Length of course: Semester    Grade Level:  10-12

    This course is a brief introduction to the Family Consumer Science program.  We will spend several weeks discussing pieces of the classes above including a sewing portion to teach the basic sewing skills, basic resume, budgeting and taxes.  This will be a BRIEF introduction to the core pieces of life.

    Course: Housing Design

    Description: CTE/Art                  Length of course: Semester

    Grade Level: 9-12

    This course provides an insight to many aspects of the design world. Students will look at things such as housing and human needs, house plans, color harmonies, textiles, flooring, wall treatments, furniture styles and selection, and windows and lighting. An emphasis in principles and elements of design are included, as well as, careers in Interior Design and related fields.

    ENGLISH

    Course:  English I

    Length of course:  Year                         Grade Level:  9

    The course concentrates on Western literature (To Kill a Mockingbird, etc.).  The readings serve as models of good writing and as subjects for students’ own writing exercises, which are emphasized throughout.  Students will review grammar (D.O.L.), study sentence and paragraph structure, and learn how to develop a strong thesis.  Students will be required to display mastery of the five paragraph essay as part of their exit exam.  Sustained silent reading will also be an integral part of the course.

    Course: English I with English Language Learner Support

    Same as English I with added supports for students that qualify for bilingual services.

    Course:  Honors English I

    Length of course:  Year                         Grade Level:  9

    An advanced reading and writing course with an emphasis on higher-level cognitive skills.  Students will develop strategies to analyze text – both fiction and non-fiction – at a critical thinking level. Curriculum will consist of a rigorous study of literature in a variety of genres, including the Short Story, Poetry, Novel (To Kill a Mockingbird), Shakespeare, (Romeo and Juliet) and Non-fiction/Biography (Night).  The readings serve as models of good writing and as subjects for students’ own writing.  The focus of composition will be expository and argumentative writing. Students will have an opportunity to select books for Independent Reading, use the Accelerated Reader program to demonstrate mastery of the books’ content, and write about the books, as part of their overall grade. Prerequisite: Level 3 or 4 on SBAC ELA

    Course:  English II

    Length of course:  Year                         Grade Level:  10           

    English II follows a traditional structure for sophomore English. Students will further explore Short Stories, Novel, (Of Mice and Men), Shakespeare (Julius Caesar), Non-Fiction (Farewell to Manzanar), and Poetry.  The emphasis is both literature and composition with an emphasis on the analytical skills needed for meeting standard on the ELA SBAC state assessment. 

    Course: English II with English Language Learner Support

    Same as English I with added supports for students that qualify for bilingual services.

    Course:  Honors English II

    Length of course:  Year                         Grade Level:  10

    An advanced reading and writing course with an emphasis on the analytical skills needed for meeting standard on the ELA SBA state assessment. Students will develop strategies to analyze text – both fiction and non-fiction – at a critical thinking level. Curriculum will consist of a rigorous study of literature in a variety of genres, including the Short Story, Poetry, Classic Novel, Contemporary Fiction, Shakespeare, and/or Non-fiction/Biography. The readings serve as models of good writing and as subjects for students’ own writing. The focus of composition will be expository and argumentative writing, using text-based evidence for support. Students will have an opportunity to select books for Independent Reading, use the Accelerated Reader program to demonstrate mastery of the books’ content, and write about the books, as part of their overall grade. Students must have an 80% or higher in previous English course for enrollment.

    Course:  English III

    Length of course:  Year                         Grade Level:  11

    This course is intended to give an understanding and appreciation of our American literary heritage. The course will explore principal American writers from Native American times to the present, and provide necessary historical and social background for understanding. Process writing based on literary works will be emphasized. Some of the topics and/or language in the reading materials may include strong sexual content, violence, or profanity.

    Course: English III with English Language Support

    Same as English III with added supports for students that qualify for bilingual services.

    Course:  Honors English III

    Length of course:  Year                         Grade Level:  11

    This course is a broad survey of American Literature and students are required to read more books than in regular American Literature. Students are expected to read extensively, to write in many modes (including cogent analytical and argumentative essays) and to participate in class discussions. Some of the topics and/or language in the reading materials may include strong sexual content, violence, or profanity. Prerequisite: Level 3 or 4 on SBAC ELA

    Course:  English IV

    Length of course:  Year                         Grade Level:  12  

    Description: Students read selections from British and World literature in a loosely organized chronological framework. They analyze the themes, styles, and structures of these texts and make thematic connections among diverse authors, periods, and settings. Students complete guided and independent writing assignments that refine their analytical skills. They have opportunities for creative expression in projects of their choosing. Students also practice test-taking skills for standardized assessments in critical reading and writing.

    Course:  Honors English IV/EWU – ENGL 170: Intro to Literature

    Length of course:  Year                         Grade Level:  12

    Credits:  5         Satisfies: EWU GECDR for Humanities & Fine Arts

    This curriculum is designed to parallel a college-level English course and enables students to develop critical standards for evaluating literature. Students study the language, character, action, and theme in works of recognized literary merit; enrich their understanding of connotation, metaphor, irony, syntax, and tone; and write compositions of their own (including literary analysis, exposition, argument, narrative, and creative writing). Students can earn 5 credits from Eastern Washington University.

    Course: Yearbook/Publications

    Description:  Elective                            Length of Course: Year

    Grade Level:  10-12

    Students will be responsible for producing, marketing, and selling Kiona-Benton City High School's Yearbook, The Bear, as well as the supplement to the yearbook and the senior slideshow. This one-year course will emphasize the study of yearbook publication creation, graphics design, and sales/marketing. Critical thinking, writing, and planning skills will be developed. Computer, copy writing, graphics design, and photography skills will be taught through practical application.  Creativity and ethics will be essential components. This course will satisfy one of the elective credits required for graduation.

    Course: Communication

    Description: Elective                 Length of course: Semester

    Grade: 10-12

    This course focuses on the application of written and oral communication skills through a variety of formal and informal experiences. It is performance-based and emphasizes effective interpersonal and team-building skills. It may also involve the study of how interpersonal communications are affected by stereotypes, nonverbal cues, vocabulary, and stylistic choices.

    Course: Language Arts

    Description: English/Remedial   Length of course: Semester

    Grade 10-12

    Language Arts provides instruction in basic language skills, integrating reading, writing, speaking, and listening, while placing emphasis on the progress of individual students. Students will revisit classic literature and expository writing. This is a remedial course that can be taken for English credit retrieval.

    FINE ARTS (PERFORMING ARTS)

    Course:  Jazz Band

    Length of course:  Year             Grade Level:  9-12

    Prerequisite:  Concert Band      

    Jazz band meets 0 hour every day.  In the fall we will be working on different styles of jazz and improvisation.  The class consists of saxophones, trumpets, trombones, drum set, piano, bass, and guitar.  All students interested in taking Jazz band must also be enrolled in Concert Band. 

    Course:  Concert Band

    Prerequisite: Music Experience  Length of course:  Year                      Grade Level:  9-12

    In Concert Band, students will develop as musicians and explore new styles of music and performance situations. Symphonic band will march at football games compete in regional marching competitions, parades, and perform at basketball games. Students will also be expected to perform in many concerts and festivals throughout the year.

    Course:  Mixed Choir

    Length of course:  Year             Grade Level:  9-12

    The purpose of mixed choir is to teach music reading skills and to allow the singers to perform songs in groups.  Participation in community concerts, inter-scholastic contests, and small school festivals is required while enrolled.  Some jazz and small ensemble music will be included, as well as solo opportunities.

    Course:  Advanced Choir

    Length of course:  Year             Grade Level:  9-12

    The purpose of Advanced choir is to teach advanced music reading skills and to allow advanced singers to perform songs in group situations.  Participation in community concerts, inter-scholastic contests, and small school festivals is required while enrolled.  Some jazz and small ensemble music will be included, as well as solo opportunities. Prerequisite:  Audition

    Course: Music Through the Ages

    Length of course: Semester       Grade Level: 9-12

    This course introduces students to a variety of music genres. Exploring music history using culture, instruments, and performance. Students will gain understanding of the importance and connection music has with specific times throughout history.

    Course:  Drama

    Length of course:  Semester or Year      Grade Level:  9-12

    This course will present an overview of many facets of theatrical productions, from acting to set design, lighting and sound systems, staging, costumes, stage makeup, etc.  Students will perform in front of or behind the scenes in several in-class productions.

    FINE ARTS - VISUAL ARTS

    Course:  Drawing I/II

    Length of course: Semester                   Grade Level:  9-12

    Drawing I: Students will be introduced to basic drawing skills using a variety of drawing tools, materials, and subject matter. Sketchbook will be required, as well as outside drawing assignments

    • Drawing II: Students will advance in their study/skills of what was learned in Drawing I class and further a chosen style of drawing in depth.

    Course: Glass Art I/II            

    Length of course: Semester                   Grade Level:  9-12

    Glass I: Students are introduced to the fundamental skills of glass, including cutting, designing, and creating many types of projects using glass.  Stained Glass and Warm Glass (Fusion), and Painting on glass will be the focus

    • Glass II: Students will apply what they learned in Glass I in depth, and may choose what type of glass to study further after meeting with the instructor.

    Course:  Pottery I/II

    Length of course: Semester                   Grade Level:  9-12

    Pottery I: Students will learn the basic hand-building introduction techniques related to pottery. Projects will include pinching, coiling, slab, and sculpture construction. Potter’s wheel may be introduced.

    Pottery II: Students will advance in their studies in their choice of techniques learned from Pottery I.  Potter’s Wheel will be a focus as well.

    Course: Painting I           

    Length of course: Semester                   Grade Level:  9-12

    Painting I: Students will learn color theory by mixing colors, making a color wheel, and using color schemes to incorporate into paintings.  Introduction to acrylics, watercolor, and fusion glass painting will be used to show understanding of the color theory learned.

    FOREIGN LANGUAGE

    Course:  Spanish I

    Length of course: Year              Grade Level:  9-11

    This course will give a general introduction to Spanish: pronunciation, basic grammatical structures, vocabulary related to everyday life, and cultural information. Emphasis is on all four areas of language: listening, reading, speaking, and writing. This course can fulfill 1.0 art credit when aligned with the student personal pathway. Two years of foreign language is a requirement admission to a four-year university and for students graduating from the class of 2021 and beyond Students may opt out of foreign language by signing a personal pathway plan form.

    Course:  Spanish II

    Length of course: Year              Grade Level: 10-12

    Prerequisite:  Spanish I

    This course builds upon knowledge gained in Spanish 1. Emphasis is on building increased communicative proficiency through useful and practical conversational and grammatical skills. In addition, students will continue to expand their vocabulary and cultural knowledge. Two years of foreign language is a requirement for admission to a four-year university and for students graduating from the class of 2021 and beyond Students may opt out of foreign language by signing a personal pathway plan form.

    MATHEMATICS

    Course:  Pre-Algebra

    Length of course: Year              Grade Level: 9

    Pre-Algebra courses increase student foundational mathematics skills and prepare them for Algebra I by covering a variety of topics, such as properties of rational numbers (i.e., number theory), ratio, proportion, estimation, exponents and radicals, the rectangular coordinate system, sets and logic, formulas, and solving first-degree equations and inequalities. Students are placed in this class by teacher and/or counselor based on assessment scores. This is not a high school level math course; students will earn elective credit for class completion.

    Course: Pre-Algebra Accelerated

    Length of course: Semester                   Grade Level: 9

    This course will cover the skills and concepts introduced in Pre-Algebra in the duration of one semester. This course is designed for students with firm math skills, but have not been introduced to Algebraic concepts. Students are placed in this class by teacher and/or counselor based on assessment scores. This is not a high school level math course; students will earn elective credit for class completion.

    Course:  Algebra I

    Length of course: Year                          Grade Level: 9-10

    In this course the student will study relationships between quantities and reasoning with equations, linear and exponential relationships, descriptive statistics, expressions and equations, and quadratics functions and modeling.  This course is required for high school graduation.

    Course:  Geometry

    Length of course: Year                          Grade Level: 9-11

    In this course the student will study congruence and constructions, similarity and trigonometry, 3-D figures, coordinate geometry, circles, probability and proof.  This course is required for high school graduation.

    Course:  Algebra II

    Length of course: Year                          Grade Level: 10-12

    In this course the student will study polynomial, rational and radical relationships, trigonometric functions, modeling with functions, and making inferences and conclusions from data.   This college-prep course satisfies the third math credit required for high school graduation and prepares students to enroll in a four-year college or university.

    Course: Pre-Calculus

    Length of course: Year                          Grade Level: 11-12

    Prerequisite: Algebra II

    This is a college preparatory class focusing on understanding concepts and building skill fluency on methods used in Calculus. Topics covered include:  linear relations, advanced graphing, polynomial and rational functions, trigonometric functions and graphs, trigonometric identities and equations, vectors, polar coordinates logarithms, and exponential functions.

    Course:  Financial Algebra

    Length of course: Year                          Grade Level: 11-12

    In this course students will be introduced to piecewise functions, regression, limits, exponential functions, linear/quadratic systems, and more.  Application of Algebra concepts in the financial worlds is a focus.  This course satisfies the third math credit required for high school graduation, but does not allow students to meet minimum requirements to enter a four-year college or university.   Parents and students need to have a form on file stating their understanding that students who request a third math credit other than Algebra II, will not meet minimum requirements to enter a four-year university.

    PHYSICAL EDUCATION

    Course:  Physical Education

    Length of course:  Semester                  Grade Level:  9-10

    Students will engage in a variety of individual and team sports; soccer, speed ball, flag football, aerobics, badminton, basketball, volleyball, floor hockey, pickleball, tennis, weight lifting, softball, horseshoes, hacky sack, track and field.  Students are required to pass written tests related to sports.  These tests will cover both the history and the rules and regulations of the sports.  Students will also be expected to attain the skills and knowledge to enable them to develop a personal fitness plan for life-long physical fitness. 

    Course:  Weight Training

    Length of course: Semester                   Grade Level:  9-12 

    Improvement of physical fitness through weight lifting.  Students will rotate through a circuit consisting of lifts and exercises to develop the major muscle groups and improve physical condition levels.  The program is designed for individual improvements.

    Course: Life Fitness

    Length of course: Semester                   Grade Level: 9-12

    This course emphasizes walking and provides knowledge and skills regarding lifetime physical fitness; content may include related topics such as nutrition, stress management, and consumer issues. Students may develop and implement a personal fitness plan.

    Course: Racquet and Net Sports

    Length of course: Semester                   Grade Level: 9-12

    Racquet and Net Sports courses provide students with knowledge, experience, and an opportunity to develop skills in more than one individual or team sport (such as tennis, badminton, and basketball).

    Course: PE Personalized (Formerly Adaptive)

    Length of course: Semester                   Grade Level: 9-12

    This is a non-competitive course to assist students that would otherwise have difficulty in a traditional physical education class.  Fitness and muscle tone activities are emphasized using low impact methods. This course is best suited for students with injuries, disabilities, or who do not do well with traditional PE. Teacher approval required.

    HEALTH

    Course:  Family Health

    Length of course:  Semester                  Grade Level:  9-10

    Students will gain knowledge and skills designed to allow them to become independent adults and to achieve optimum health.  Units covered include:  mental health, peer relationships, substance abuse, AIDS education, disease prevention, sexual health/human reproduction, first aid, nutrition, physical fitness, weight control, health and wellness awareness, refusal skills and environmental issues and how these impact the body.  Successful completion of this course is required for high school graduation.

    SCIENCE

    Course: Principles of Biomedical Science

    Descriptions: CTE          Length of course: Year          Grade: 9

    In this introductory course of the PLTW Biomedical Science program, let students explore concepts of biology and medicine to determine factors that led to the death of a fictional person. While investigating the case, students examine autopsy reports, investigate medical history, and explore medical treats that might have prolonged the person’s life. The activities and projects introduce students to human physiology, basic biology, medicine, and research processes while allowing them to design their own experiments to solve problems

    Course: Biology           

    Length of course: Year                          Grade Level: 10

    Biology is a lab science that focuses on inquiry activities related to the application of science and technology in our society, structures and functions of living organisms, ecosystems, and biological evolution. Biology is REQUIRED for entrance into a four-year university.

    Course: Integrated Science   

    Length of course: Year              Grade Level: 11 – 12

    Students will explore the individual science disciplines of physics, chemistry, biology, Earth science, and astronomy, plus the areas where they overlap. This conceptual approach will relate science to everyday life. This class will incorporate various learning strategies including individual and group work, interactive tutorials, videos, and hands on labs.Course: 

    Course:  Chemistry

    Length of course: Year              Grade Level:  11-12

    This is an introductory course to chemistry that will prepare students for careers in the scientific field who plan on continuing their education at a technical school, college, or university Chemistry is REQUIRED for entrance into a four-year university.  Scientific observations & measurements, atomic structure, the periodic table, properties of matter, acids & bases, chemical quantities, and chemical reactions will be the main topics in 1st semester chemistry.  While stoichiometry, thermochemistry, electrochemistry, behavior of gases, types of bonding, molecular geometry, and qualitative chemistry will be the main chemistry topics for the 2nd semester. Prerequisite:  Biology

    Course: Physics

    Length of course: Year              Grade Level: 11-12

    Physics courses involve the study of the forces and laws of nature affecting matter, such as equilibrium, motion, momentum, and the relationships between matter and energy. The study of physics includes examination of sound, light, and magnetic and electric phenomena.

    SOCIAL STUDIES

    Course:  Civics

    Length of course:  Semester                  Grade Level: 10

    Students will study how the principles of government were developed.  The class will examine concepts such as federalism, constitutional freedoms, rights and responsibilities of citizenship, issues in the State of Washington, the US Constitution and the function of each branch of government.  Students will gain a knowledge of how government works. This is a State graduation require.

    Course: World History

    Length of course: Semester                   Grade Level 10

    This course provides students with an overview of the history of human society from early civilization to the contemporary period, examining political, economic, social, religious, military, scientific, and cultural developments.

    Course:  United States History

    Length of course: Year                          Grade Level:  11

    Students will cover major themes and concepts of United States History from the 1880’s to present time.  Some of the themes that are taught include; the Gilded Age, the roaring twenties, the Great Depression, World War I and World War II, the Cold War including the Korean War and the Vietnam War, the baby boom generation’s effect on society, the counterculture movement and the war on terror.  Understanding how these events unfolded provides a window to the world of today. This course is a State graduations requirement.

    Course:  Contemporary World Problems

    Length of course:  Year                         Grade Level:  12

    This senior level course examines contemporary world problems and their historical origins.  Topics will vary each time the course is taught, depending on current world events.  Students will complete the Classroom-Based Assessment (CBA) in this course. This course is a State graduation requirement.

    OTHER COURSES

    Course: Leadership I

    Description: Elective     Length of course: Semester

    Grade Level:  9-12

    This course emphasizes strengthening self-esteem, recognizing and resisting negative peer pressure, and developing coping and leadership skills. This course includes character building, communication, conflict resolution, practical problem-solving, and decision-making. No prerequisite for this course.

    Course:  Leadership II

    Description:  CTE          Length of course:  Semester/Year                Grade Level: 9-12                    

    The Leadership class is an activities-based course intended for ASB and class officers and other student leaders that strives to teach students the basic principles of personal leadership skills first (how to lead your own life) and then organizational skills (how to lead others).  The class is responsible for creating, planning, and presenting many of the activities and assemblies throughout the year.  Students will work on various projects and school-wide activities.  Because involvement in this class requires students to work unsupervised often, trustworthiness and maturity are essential; therefore, students are only allowed to enroll in the Leadership class with instructor permission.  If you are elected to an ASB office at any grade level, you MUST enroll in at least one semester of the Leadership class. Prerequisite:  instructor approval only

    Course: Intensified Language 9

    Description: Elective/Remedial        Length of course: Year

    Grade Level: 9

    This course offers diagnostic and remedial activities designed to correct reading difficulties and habits that interfere with students’ progress in developing reading skills and understandings. Activities are chosen to increase or improve students’ reading comprehension, reading technique, and general literacy skills.

    Course: Intensified Language 10          

    Description: Elective/Remedial       Length of course: Year

    Grade Level: 10

    This course offers diagnostic and remedial activities designed to strengthen reading and comprehension skills. Students will participate in activities that will lead to successful outcomes for Language Art and/or English assessments. Students are placed into this course based on grades and assessment scores.

    Course:  Library Assistant

    Description: Elective     Length of course: Semester

    Grade Level: 11-12

    Students assist the librarian at the circulation desk with checkouts and returns.  Assistants learn how to catalog items using an on-line database and how to prepare books and magazines for checkout.  There will be opportunities to work on special interest projects, which may include book displays, bulletin boards, bibliographies, and selection of library materials.  Students need to be able to work well with other students and with teachers.  They also need to learn and follow library procedures consistently and accurately. Counselor and Librarian approval needed.

    Course:  Office Assistant

    Description: elective      Length of course: Semester

    Grade Level: 11-12

    Students assist the office staff with clerical work and delivering messages.  Students need to have good attendance, be able to work independently, and uphold rules of confidentiality as explained by the supervisor.  It is also understood that the student will remain in the office or at the work station unless given a pass to another area on campus by their supervisor. Counselor and

    Office Staff approval needed.

    Course:  Teacher Assistant

    Description: Elective                 Length of course: Semester

    Grade Level: 11-12

    Students assist teachers with clerical work, and helping with class set up.  Students need to have good attendance, and be able to work independently.  The students agree to abide by all directions and complete all assignments given by the instructor. Counselor and teacher approval needed.

    Course: Online Lab

    Description: Elective                 Length of course: Semester

    Grade Level: 9-12

    This course is designed to give students a chance to recover credit from previously failed courses. Students are assigned courses by their counselors for credit recovery and work independently to complete course work.

    SPECIAL PROGRAMS

    Course:  Life Skills

    Prerequisite:  By referral            Length of course: Year

    Grade Level: 9-12

    This course is designed to give the student skills needed to be successful in life.  The five overall objective goals are:  (1) to be socially acceptable (2) to discover strengths and develop them (3) to learn deficits and how to compensate and advocate for them (4) independent living skills and (5) vocational.  Each student will have an Individual Education Plan and work will be based on their needs and level.

    Course:  Foundations English

    Prerequisite:  By referral            Length of course:  Year

    Grade Level:  9-12

    This course provides students with reading comprehension, functional writing, and spelling skills necessary for potential success in the adult world.                                                                

    Course:  Foundations Math

    Prerequisite:  By referral            Length of course:  Year

    Grade Level:  9-12

    A study of basic arithmetic and geometric concepts mixed with critical thinking and problem solving techniques.

    Course:  Foundations History

    Prerequisite:  By referral            Length of course:  Year

    Grade Level: 10 -12

    Students will study how the principles of government were developed along with historical events. The class will examine constitutional freedoms, and responsibilities of citizenship, as well as, conflicts, expansion, and industrialization. Students will gain a knowledge U.S. history and government.

    Course:  Transitions

    Prerequisite:  By referral            Length of course:  Year

    Grade Level:  11-12

    Transitions is a program which links industry with high school students on IEP’s.  The goal of this program is for students to participate in career development.  Students’ activities are guided by supervisors from local industries and their teacher.  The student will spend approximately one to two hours per day on the job or learning career skills in the classroom.  Academic credit is also earned.      

    Course: Migrant Support

    Description: Elective                 Length of class: Semester            Grade Level: 9-12

    This course prepares students for success in high school and/or for postsecondary education. Course topics will vary according to the student’s needs. Students learn independently using the Portable Assisted Study Sequence Program, while teacher support is used to monitor progress and assist students. Students are selected for this course after qualifying for program services.

    TRI-TECH SKILLS CENTER

    Course:  Tri-Tech Skills Center

    Length of course:  Year             Grade Level: 11-12

    Tri-Tech Skills Center is located in Kennewick, WA and is designed to help students by providing focused training in specific professions.  Programs are designed in three period blocks allowing the extended time to learn the theory of a subject and get hands-on experience.  If you are interested in finding out more about Tri-Tech please see your counselor.

    KIONA BENTON CITY HIGH SCHOOL COMPACT

    STUDENT RESPONSIBILITY

          I will:

    1. Attend school regularly.
    2. Come to class with all the necessary materials and be ready to learn.
    3. Complete assignments and return homework on time to the teacher.
    4. Follow the school rules, respect others, and accept responsibility for my own actions.
    5. Request my make-up work and finish it in the time allowed.
    6. Follow the school dress code.
    7. Make an effort to do my best by participating in all class activities, and have a good attitude toward learning.

    PARENT RESPONSIBILITY

    I will:

    1. Make education a priority with my child.
    2. Encourage my child to use his/her time well and ensure that schoolwork is finished.
    3. Maintain open communication with the school.
    4. Provide an area where my child can study free from distraction.
    5. Support my child’s daily attendance.
    6. Be an active partner in my child’s education, and enforce acceptable behavior.
    7. Attend school functions, parent-teacher conferences, and return school progress reports.
    8. Send my child to school prepared to learn. Provide adequate rest, food, good hygiene, and school supplies, so my child can be successful.

    SCHOOL RESPONSIBILITY

    We will:

    1. Provide a positive and safe learning environment.
    2. Respect student needs and rights, and treat all students fairly.
    3. Provide timely assessment of student progress by returning assignments and tests in a timely manner.
    4. Consider the diverse needs of our students.
    5. Continue our professional development: use best practice and be prepared every day.
    6. Communicate effectively with students, parents, staff, and community concerning the schools philosophy, expectations, and goals.
    7. Provide regular progress/grade reports for students and teachers.
    8. Clearly state class expectations, assignments, and act as a model for appropriate behavior.
    9. Have a positive attitude and be excited about teaching.

    By signing, I have read and understand the student handbook.

    Student Signature_____________________________ 

    Parent Signature______________________________

    Advisor Signature_____________________________

    Kiona-Benton City High School

    Bell Schedule

    2019-2020

    (1)  Regular Schedule

    (2)  CRT/1 Hour Assembly Schedule

    7:00-7:55

    0 Period

    55

    7:00-7:55

    0 Period

    55

    7:55-8:00

    Passing Time

    5

    7:55-8:00

    Passing Time

    5

    8:00-8:57

    1st Period

    57

    8:00-8:45

    1st Period

    45

    9:02-9:59

    2nd Period

    57

    8:50-9:35

    2nd Period

    45

    10:04-11:01

    3rd Period

    57

    9:40-10:25

    3rd Period

    45

    11:01-11:31

    Lunch

    30

    10:30-11:15

    4th Period

    45

    11:31-11:36

    Passing Time

    5

    11:15-11:45

    Lunch

    30

    12:36-12:33

    4th Period

    57

    11:45-11:50

    Passing Time

    5

    12:38-1:36

    5th Period

    58

    11:50-12:40

    5th Period

    50

    1:41-2:40

    6th Period

    59

    12:45-1:40

    6th Period

    55

     

     

     

    1:50-2:40

    CRT for Certified

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    (3) Early Release Schedule

    (4) Late Start Schedule

    7:00-7:55

    0 Period

    55

    9:55-10:00

    Passing Time

    5

    7:55-8:00

    Passing Time

    5

    10:00-10:35

    1st Period

    35

    8:00-8:35

    1st Period

    35

    10:40-11:15

    2nd Period

    35

    8:40-9:15

    2nd Period

    35

    11:20-11:55

    3rd Period

    35

    9:20-9:55

    3rd Period

    35

    11:55-12:25

    Lunch

    30

    10:00-10:40

    4th Period

    40

    12:25-12:30

    Passing Time

    5

    10:45-11:25

    5th Period

    40

    12:30-1:10

    4th Period

    40

    11:30-12:10

    6th Period

    40

    1:15-1:55

    5th Period

    40

     

     

     

    2:00-2:40

    6th Period

    40

     

     

     

     

     

     

    (5) Early Release FINALS Schedule

    (6) CRT w/ Advisory Schedule

    7:00-7:55

    0 Period

    55

    7:00-7:55

    0 Period

    55

    7:55-8:00

    Passing Time

    5

    7:55-8:00

    Passing Time

    5

    8:00-9:20

    1st/4th Period

    80

    8:00-8:50

    Advisory

    50

    9:25-10:45

    2nd/5th Period

    80

    8:55-9:35

    1st Period

    40

    10:50-12:10

    3rd/6th Period

    80

    9:40-10:20

    2nd Period

    40

     

     

     

    10:25-11:05

    3rd Period

    40

     

     

     

    11:05-11:35

    Lunch

    30

     

     

     

    11:35-11:40

    Passing Time

    5

     

     

     

    11:40-12:20

    4th Period

    40

     

     

     

    12:25-1:00

    5th Period

    35

     

     

     

    1:05-1:40

    6th Period

    35