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Attendance Procedures

Good attendance is the foundation of each student's success. It is the responsibility of all staff members to impress upon students the importance of good school attendance and to encourage the assistance of the parent/guardian when attendance is a problem. Attendance will be taken every day by each teacher. One day of make-up work is allowed for each day of absence. It will be the student's/ parents responsibility to request the work in a timely manner. Requested work can be picked up 20 minutes after school in the main office. Parents/guardians must write a note or phone in the excused absence by calling (510) 317-4359. Please note that absences (whether excused or not) effect the amount of funds that Bay School receives. Please make every effort to have your student at school and on time daily.


Tardies are an important behavioral issue as they relate to:  respect for self and others, disruption of the learning process for others, and pre-vocational skills.

  • Tardy 1 and 2 - Teacher warns and counsels student.
  • Tardy 3 and up - Teacher assigns teacher detention.  Teacher makes parent contact.
  • Chronic/excessive tardies that continue despite teacher intervention and consequence will be referred to the Principal for further action.

Bay is a closed campus. Students requesting to leave campus should bring a note from home when they need to be excused. Teachers should send these notes to the office with a pass. The office will sign students out to identified adults whose names can be found on the childs emergency card.  Students need to sign in at the office upon returning to school from an absence.


Students should use the restrooms before school, during break, lunch, and after school. Occasionally, a student may need to leave class to use the restroom. Every student who leaves a class and is in the halls during class time should have a hall pass signed by his/her teacher.

Communicating Student Performance


  • Report cards will be completed by classroom teachers and sent home three times during the school year.
  • Progress Reports will be issued each trimester and must be reviewed, signed and returned by the parent/guardian.
  • Parent Conferences are scheduled personally with parents in October of each school year. 

School Discipline Procedures

  • We want to have pride in ourselves, each other, our students, and our school.
  • We wish to create a strong culture of caring and high expectations of performance for both students and adults in our school community.
  • We believe this will occur in a school where expectations for behavior and performance are clear to all and enforced at all times.
  • We believe, developmentally, elementary children feel safer with, and want, structure, rules, and guidelines even though they may protest them.
  • We know that rules are only as good as the consistency by which they are used.

A student must have a minimum 24 hour notice of detention. It is the student's responsibility to inform his/her parents of the date and length of the detention. A student who is absent on the day of detention will serve the detention on the day he/she returns to school. An individual teacher may keep a student after school for up to ten minutes without prior notice.

A teacher may suspend any pupil from the teacher's class for the day of the suspension and the day following (up to two days). The teacher must immediately inform the student what the suspension is for. The pupil must be given an opportunity to explain his/her version of the facts (due process). The teacher must immediately report the suspension to the Principal on a referral for appropriate supervision of the student to occur. The teacher must make a parent/guardian contact and ask the parent or guardian to attend a parent-teacher conference regarding the suspension prior to the student's return to class. If practicable, the school counselor or administrator may attend the conference.


Policy Statement
The following regulations specify standards of student dress that promote a positive and safe learning environment conducive to high academic and behavior standards. The district and school dress codes shall be enforced on the school campus and at any school-sponsored activity by all staff members with the exception of designated school spirit days.”

Examples of Prohibited Attire
1.  Clothes, apparel, or attire must be sufficient to conceal undergarments at all times.
Prohibited clothing is as follows: clothing, apparel or attire that fails to provide adequate coverage of the body, including but not limited to:
  A.  See-through fabrics
  B.  Bare midriffs
  C.  Tank tops
  D.  Halter tops
  E.  Tube tops
  F.  Off-the-shoulder dresses/tops
  G.  Low-cut tops/dresses
  H.  Unhemmed skirts and shorts
  I.  Skirts and shorts which are shorter than mid-thigh. Three inches above the knee (approximately) is acceptable.
  J.  Pants that are worn below the waist which expose private parts or undergarments.
  K. Sleepwear and loungewear.
2.  Shoes must be worn at all times; thongs shall not be worn at school. Backless shoes or sandals are acceptable in high school only.
3.  Headgear, hats, and visors for all grades k-12 may be worn, but must be removed at all time in building and/or in a class setting. Watch caps, stocking caps, beanies, wave caps, hair nets, and bandannas are prohibited. Hats cannot be altered except for having the owner's legal name or initials on them. Exceptions will be made for students who must cover their heads for medical or religious reasons. Written verification from a physician or religious official will be required.
4.  Wearing or possession of clothing, jewelry, accessories, e.g. bandannas or any manner of grooming including body markings, tattoos or branding, which by nature of color, arrangement, trademark, or any other attribute, denotes membership or identification with a gang is strictly prohibited.
5.  Students will not wear clothing, jewelry or body markings which promote drug or alcohol use or violence, profanity, bigotry or intolerance against people on the basis of their race, ethnicity, religion, gender, or sexual preference or which incorporates profanity.
6.  Dark glasses will not be worn indoors, except for valid medical reasons authorized by the administration and verified in writing by a physician.