Charles F. Blackstock Junior High School

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Charles F. Blackstock
Junior High School
701 East Bard Road, Oxnard, CA 93033
Thomas Beneke, Principal
Maria Granado, Assistant Principal
Rossana Padilla, Assistant Principal
Javier Torres, Assistant Principal
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Charles F. Blackstock Junior High
School was named after a man who
was a teacher, principal, lawyer and
judge.
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Signature Required
Orientation information!
You will be asked to please sign a form stating that
you have been informed of the rules, and policies
shown in the presentation.
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Parent Partnerships
Welcome to Blackstock!
We are excited to begin a new academic year. We
are here to pave the way for success in all the goals
you set for your child, please use the following
platforms to connect with us in the very important
decision making process.
1. Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
2. School Site Council (SSC)
3. English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)
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ATTENDANCE
The first minutes of instruction set the tone for the rest
of the day, for this reason, we strongly recommend that
students be early to school and class.
 Students are required by law to attend school punctually
and regularly. Tardiness affects perfect attendance record.
Excused absences: Excusable absences are listed in the
State of California Education Code. Some examples include
but are not limited to; illness, doctor visits, and bereavement.
Unexcused absences: Absence for any reason not on
California list is considered inexcusable.
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ATTENDANCE PROCEDURE
Absences not cleared within three days will be counted as
unexcused. We ask that you send a note on the day the
student returns to school.
Please be sure that excuse notes include:
1) First and last name of the student
2) His/her teacher and homeroom number
3) The date the note is written
4) The dates of absence
5) The reason for the absence
6) Signature of parent or guardian, and relationship to
the student
*If excused notes are not turned in on the first day the
student returns from an absence, by law, we must take
(S.A.R.B.) action.
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DAILY SCHEDULE
Blackstock opens its doors at 7:50 a.m.
Students who are not in their assigned seats at 8:40 are
marked tardy (**tardiness will affect Perfect Attendance)
Class times 8:40 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
There will be several early release Mondays.
8:40 a.m. - 1:55 p.m.
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Blackstock Daily Bell Schedule A/B Day
Period
Start
Finish
1
8:40
10:18
Nutrition
10:18
10:30
2
10:33
12:06
Lunch
12:06
12:51
SSR/RtI
12:54
1:24
3
1:27
3:00
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Blackstock Early Release Day Bell Schedule
(Mondays)
Period
Start
Finish
1
8:40
10:06
Nutrition
10:06
10:18
2
10:21
11:44
Lunch
11:44
12:29
3
12:32
1:55
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ENTERING AND EXITING BLACKSTOCK
All students will enter/exit campus through the following
doors:
•The gate near rooms 4 and 5. or…
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ENTERING AND EXITING BLACKSTOCK
•Double gate near 6th grade area
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BLACKSTOCK SCHOOL AGENDA
Agendas are a communication tool for parents, teachers, students, and
administration. Please check it often, pages should not be removed
You will find; school rules, policies, and guidelines regarding behavior,
student activities, and promotion.
Parents are asked to read the school agenda, and discuss the contents
with students. Lost/damaged agendas must be replaced at $5.00 each.
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SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Students are required to have at least the following
materials at school each day: Blackstock agenda, threering notebook, subject dividers, filler paper, pencils and
pens. Please, no markers of any kind!
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Banned Items
The safety of our students is our number one priority. Making
our schools safe requires a team effort and a preventive
approach to avoid possible mishaps.
The following items have been deemed unsafe and banned from our
campuses at all times
•Alcohol products, or paraphernalia
•Drugs (prescription, over the counter, or illegal) – Prescription drugs must
be given to the nurse for dispensing.
•Guns, knifes, or any object that is used as a weapon to cause bodily harm
•Explosives (including but not limited to; cherry bombs, poppers, stink
bombs, etc.)
•Permanent markers or any type of tagging supplies
•Tobacco or tobacco products
•Caffeinated products (Sodas, Jolt, Red Bull, Monster, coffee or similar
drinks)
•Aerosol cans (deodorant, perfume or cologne must be roll-on or pump
spray)
•Electronic devices (see next 3 slides)
•Gum, candy or seeds are not allowed and should not even be brought to
school
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Electronic Signaling Device-EC 32210
Students may carry an electronic device
including a cellular phone, for emergency
purposes only. The school is not
responsible for lost, damaged or stolen
devices.
 If a student’s device disrupts the
educational process, he/she will lose the
privilege to carry it to school.
 Exceptions if prescribed by licensed
physician for health related issues

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Cell Phone Board Policy 5131(c)
“Students may carry a cellular phone for emergency purposes
only. Cell phones are to remain off during school hours
unless an emergency occurs. The school is not responsible
for lost, damaged, or stolen phones. If a student’s phone
disrupts the educational process, he/she will lose the
privilege to carry it to school…”
If school personnel see a cell phone out or hear it
ring/buzz/vibrate the phone will be confiscated and
a parent must pick it up.
 A 2nd infraction will result in the phone not being
returned until June. Calls to parents (during the
school day) because a student feels ill or has a
question must be made on a school phone not a
student’s cell phone.

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Property Damage-EC 48904, 48904.3
Parents or guardians may be financially
liable if their child willfully damages
school property or fails to return school
property
 The school may further withhold grades,
promotion certificates and transcripts
until restitution is paid

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BICYCLE STANDARDS
•Students who ride bicycles must wear a helmet. Bicycles may be
confiscated until a helmet is produced.
•Students with bicycles must use the bike rack and each bicycle
must have its own lock. Bicycles are not to be locked together or
on the fence. Students who do not have a lock will not be allowed
to leave their bikes at school.
•Bicycles are always to be walked on the school grounds.
•The school is not responsible for theft or damage to bicycles
parked in the bike rack.
•Blackstock students are expected to observe all legal ordinances
concerning bicycle safety while riding to and from school.
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P.E. UNIFORMS
P.E. uniforms for 7th and 8th grades will be sold through the
P.E. Department.
Shorts = $8.00
T-shirt = $8.00
Sweatpants (optional) = $12.00.
No personal checks will be accepted.
Payments should be in cash or money order made out to
Blackstock Jr. High School.
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STUDENT NUTRITION & LUNCH
During the 2013-14 school year, under the Federal
Provision 2 Program, students at Blackstock JHS
will NOT have to pay for an approved breakfast
during the nutrition break, or approved school
lunch.
Please enjoy a balanced meal. Help keep our
campus beautiful by throwing away your trash
where it goes.
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UNIFORM DRESS STANDARDS
 The dress code for Blackstock requires clothes to be clean,
neat and appropriate for school and/or any school activity.
 Clothing which is distracting or disruptive in appearance
and detrimental to the purpose or conduct of the school will
not be permitted. The principal or principal’s designee will
determine whether a student’s appearance is appropriate
for school.
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BOYS and GIRLS UNIFORM
Pants:
•Must be navy blue color only, and fit properly at the crotch and waist. They may not
be baggy or oversized.
•Pants must be slack/trouser style, NO JEANS.
•Pants must be hemmed neatly and properly - not cut, torn or frayed.
•Seams may not be cut, slit or torn.
•Athletic bottoms (pants, shorts, etc) made of fleece or nylon windbreaker material are
NOT allowed.
•Stripes (of any color) down the side of pants are not permitted.
•Only factory designed capris are allowed, not rolled–up pants. No rubber bands on pant
legs.
Shirts/Blouses:
•Must be solid white, light blue or navy blue (no stripes or prints)-No other shades of
blue (i.e. teal, aqua) are allowed.
•Only polo shirts or regular button down shirts with sleeves and collars will be allowed.
•Shirts/blouses must be tucked in and appropriately buttoned except the top button.
•Absolutely no tank tops.
•Any tops worn under polos, blouses or button down shirts must be white (including
undershirts).
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Shorts:
•Must be solid navy blue and NOT be longer than 1” past the bottom of the knee or
shorter than the length of fingertips when arms are held directly straight at the side
and can only be worn as part of the uniform. (No athletic shorts)
Belts:
•Must be worn with pants that are designed for belts (have belt loops). No initial or
ornamental buckles unless initial is for first or last name only.
•Belts must be standard buckle; absolutely no strings, laces, or other decorative style
fastening.
Jackets and outerwear:
•Must be solid white, light blue, navy blue or gray. Jackets must fit appropriately.
•Windbreakers, pullover or button down sweaters, and vests should be appropriate.
Any logo must be able to be covered by one hand.
•Hoods and sweatshirts may not be worn in class during school hours except outside
during inclement weather.
Shoes:
•Must be worn at all times.
•All shoes must have closed toes.
•Heels and platforms may not exceed 1 1/2 inches.
Socks:
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Proper Uniform
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Improper Uniform
Shirt too long,
blue undershirt
Shirt unbuttoned/ too short
& ornamental belt
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SPECIFIC CLOTHING AND ITEMS NOT ALLOWED
Clothing, jewelry, hair or materials which:
…are made of denim or jeans materials (jackets, skirts, pants, shorts, etc.)
…have large labels or with sports team’s insignias (including lanyards)
…show evidence of membership in or affiliation with a gang.
…are obscene, sexually explicit, suggest or promote racism, violence, the use/abuse
of drugs and or alcohol products.
Hair must be a natural color with no distracting designs or cut outs.
ABSOLUTELY NO …
…BLACK jackets, sweatshirts, undershirts or slacks allowed.
…low cut tops or apparel that is tight fitting. Halter tops, midriff tops, cutoff tops.
…hairnets, bandanas, do-rags, or hats (except Blackstock), etc. of any kind.
…slippers, sandals, clogs, steel toed or open toed shoes.
…glasses/sunglasses unless they are prescription
…Visible undergarments such as tops worn under uniform and boxer shorts.
…body piercing jewelry (except earrings).
…grooming in class (makeup, styling, brushing, etc.).
NOTE: Blackstock’s dress code is strictly enforced. The administration has the right to
declare if attire is appropriate for school or any school activity.
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Student Pledge
As a student at Blackstock, I need to realize that my education is
important, and that I am responsible for my own success.
Therefore, I agree to carry out the following Guidelines for
Success:
•Prompt - I will be quietly seated when the bell rings.
•Prepared – I will come to class with supplies and an academic
attitude.
•Polite – I will respect all of my classmates, teachers, materials
and myself.
•Productive – I will do my best work and ask for help when I need
it.
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8th Grade Promotion Ceremonies
Administrative regulations designate the following criteria for
student participation in the promotion ceremony and related
activities:
1. Completion of a required course of study.
A. Pass five of six classes for a minimum of two of three trimesters.
B. Individualized Education Plans (IEP) may differentiate a student’s required
course of study.
C. Identified English Learner students may have a differentiated course of
study.
D. A Section 504 Accommodation Plan may differentiate a student’s required
course of study.
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2. Meet minimum academic achievement of a 2.0 grade point
average or above for two of three trimesters.
3. Meet positive citizenship requirements.
A. Have good attendance.
B. Display appropriate student behavior.
4. Student performance will be evaluated at the end of each
trimester. Students who fail to meet the academic and/or
citizenship requirements at the end of each trimester will be
placed on the trimester Restriction List. Placement on the
Restriction List may impact the student’s ability to participate in
the promotion ceremony and related activities.
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5. Students may be placed on the Restriction List for one or
more of the following reasons:
A. Receiving a GPA of 1.99 or below on a mid-trimester or end of
trimester progress report
B. Having four or more days of unexcused absences or unexcused
tardies per trimester
C. Being truant for one or more periods of a school day
D. Parent or guardian has agreed to a shortened day or Independent
Study due to behavior
E. Being suspended for one or more days
F. Receiving two or more office conduct referrals in one trimester
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Promotion Ceremony Ineligibility
Students on the restriction list three
times during their 8th grade year are
denied participation in the promotion
ceremony and related activities.
There is no “promotion ceremony
probation” for these students.
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PROMOTION CEREMONIES AND RELATED
ACTIVITIES
The school administration will have the final decision in whether a
student will be allowed to participate in the promotion ceremony and
related activities.
Certificate of Promotion
1. Students who participate in the promotion ceremony shall receive
a Certificate of Promotion if they have cleared all financial
obligations. See AR 5125.2.
2. Students who have maintained a 2.0 grade point average, but
have failed to meet the other requirements of the Promotion
Ceremonies and Related Activities policy, will receive their
Certificate of Promotion if they have cleared all financial obligations.
See AR 5125.2.
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Let’s have a great 2014-2015 School year!
Go Blackstock
Panthers!
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