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Ukiah Adult School
Vocational Nursing Program
1056 N. Bush St.
Ukiah, Ca.  95482
 
Student Handbook 
 
Welcome to the Vocational Nursing Program
 
Mission Statement
Ukiah Adult School is an integral part of the Ukiah Unified School District and the Mendocino Lake Adult & Career Education Consortium. We provide high quality instruction for our diverse community of adult learners to achieve family, workforce and personal goals.
 
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Table of Contents
  1. Directory
  2. Philosophy
  3. Students' Terminal Objectives
  4. Course Description
  5. Course Outline
  6. Required Curriculum Hours
  7. Approved Facilities
  8. Program Expenses
  9. Financial Assistance Resources
  10. Attendance, Health Limitations, Employment Rules and Interventions
  11. Evaluation, Grading, Credit and Corrective Counseling
  12. Policies, Rules and Regulations
  13. Professional Behavior Policy for Students in Community Facilities
  14. Student Services
  15. Community Resources
  16. Transfer Students and Credits
  17. Refund Policy
  18. Health and Safety
  19. Student Injury
  20. Student Complaint and Grievance Procedure
  21. Student Records
  22. Library and Media Services
  23. Transcript Requests
  24. Transcript Request Form
  25. Employment Assistance
  26. Student Vocational Nursing Contract
  27. Agreement to Policies
  28. Appendix A - Acceptable Use Policy for computer systems
Directory
Important Phone Numbers
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 205
Sacramento, CA   95833
(916) 263-7800
 
  • Ukiah Adult School (UAS) is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education
7840 Roswell Road
Building 300, Suite 325
Atlanta, GA   30350
(770) 396-3898
 
511 South Orchard Avenue
Ukiah, CA   95482
 
Ukiah Adult School
1056 N. Bush St.
Ukiah, CA   95482
(707) 463-5217 Phone
(707) 463-0718 Fax
Vocational Nursing Program
Philosophy of Controlling Institution
and Vocational Nursing Program
 

Vision Statement
Ukiah Adult School enables students to acquire the competencies necessary to improve their lives through gainful employment, personal enrichment, and positive contributions to the community.
Philosophy of Controlling Institution

The philosophy of Ukiah Adult School is to provide opportunities for economic self improvement for our community, such as: 1) Allied health job skill training for initial job placement in occupations in which there is identified industry need; 2) continuing education technical courses designed to qualify individuals for career advancement; 3) counseling and academic advisement services for adults to assist them in planning and selection of appropriate occupational educational programs to better qualify individuals for employment within the local community.
 
Philosophy of the Vocational Nursing Program
Vocational nursing is an art and a science that has as its goal providing safe, compassionate, competent care. The vocational nurse is responsible for delivering evidence-based care to individuals, families and the greater community, promoting self-care, wellness, and disease prevention.

Students are unique individuals, coming from a variety of cultural, ethnic, economic, and educational backgrounds. Nursing education should prepare all students to function safely in entry-level vocational nursing jobs, while providing them with the foundation for life-long learning as they progress in their chosen profession within our community.

The vocational nursing program is dedicated to preparing students with the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to provide safe, competent, effective care in a variety of settings to the diverse population within our community. The faculty are committed to providing all students with the education needed to pass the NCLEX licensure exam and enter the health care workforce in our community. To this end, licensed and certificated staff assist students in understanding the course content and selecting learning experiences that meet individual needs and state requirements. Ongoing monitoring, close supervision, guidance and evaluation by each instructor ensure that client safety and dignity are maintained at all times.
 
Students' Terminal Objectives
The graduate will be able to:
  1. Express an understanding of the individual essential needs of humans in the continuum of health/illness.
  2. Perform the nursing care needed for selected individuals of all ages with various health problems.
  3. Assist in the nursing-care planning of these individuals, by identifying problems, selecting appropriate nursing action, and evaluating the individual's response to care.
  4. Demonstrate an acceptance of the ethical and legal responsibilities within the nurse-patient-agency-physician relationship.
In addition, the graduate of this program will:
  1. Satisfy the eligibility requirements for the National Council Licensure Examination for Vocational Nurses.
  2. Perform the basic skills required of a licensed vocational nurse in health care facilities.
Vocational Nursing Course Description
 
Fundamentals of Nursing - This is an introductory course dealing with the basic arts and sciences of nursing and patient care. A general orientation to the Vocational Nursing Program, methods of studying and requirements of the course precedes the materials studied. A brief background of nursing history is given. Health/hygiene principles, basic nutrition, health education, role of the LVN and agencies supplying health/welfare services are studied. 
 
Students learn and practice nursing skills in the nursing laboratory. Throughout the course, good body mechanics, safety principles, and recognition of individual needs are stressed.

Students must maintain certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR/BLS Adult, Infant & Child) throughout the program and are responsible for providing a copy of their current card to the Ukiah Adult School office.
 
Medical - Surgical Nursing - Body structure, function, and common problems of body systems are studied. Pharmacology, microbiology, rehabilitation, and nutrition are integrated. Terminology and communication skills are developed and interpersonal relationships emphasized. Learning is evaluated through testing, delivery of care, and written assignments.
 
Obstetrical Nursing, The Newborn - Anatomy and physiology of the reproductive system are reviewed. Pregnancy, problems during pregnancy and prenatal care are studied. Development of the fetus, labor and delivery, the postpartum, and the neonatal period are included. A family centered approach is utilized. Students are assigned to hospital labor, delivery, postpartum, and nursery for clinical experience.

Pharmacology - A study of physiological and pharmacological characteristics of drugs and nursing implications related to drug therapy. Precautions related to administration and care of drugs and to the clinical condition of the patient are included.
 
Pediatrics - Total needs (physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual) of the child are considered at each stage of growth and development. The impact of illness, accident, congenital abnormalities, and hospitalization on the child and family are discussed.
 
Prevention and treatment of common health problems are included. The importance of teaching parents and children to meet their own health needs is emphasized.
 
Students are assigned to pediatric patients in the hospital and community pediatric facilities for clinical experience.

Nutrition - A study of food, its digestion, absorption and metabolism, and basic principles of nutrition and diet therapy are incorporated into the course of study.
 
 
Vocational Nursing Program Course Outline
1. Goals or Purposes:
The goals or purpose of this course is to prepare a graduate who will:
  1. Satisfy the eligibility requirements for the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses.
  2. Demonstrate an acceptance of the ethical and legal responsibilities with the nurse-patient relationship.
  3. Express an understanding of the individual essential needs of man in the continuum of health/illness.
  4. Practice nursing as required by the Board of Vocational Nurse and Psychiatric Technician Examiners outlined in the Vocational Nursing Practice Act with Rules and Regulations.
2. Performance Objectives
By the end of this course, the student will:
  1. Perform the basic technical nursing skills, such as administering prescriptive drugs, hygiene, bathing, etc.,which are required of a Licensed Vocational Nurse in health care facilities.
  2. Perform the nursing care needed for selected individuals of all ages with various health problems which include pre- and post- operative care, as well as patients with disorders of body systems.
  3. Assist in the nursing care planning of individuals by collecting and organizing data, assisting in identifying problems, planning nursing action, and participating in the evaluation process.
  4. Record pertinent information related to the nursing process, via care plans, charts and other written documents in an accurate manner.
  5. Apply nursing knowledge and utilize nursing skills within the established protocol to ensure safe care.
3. Instructional Strategies:
  1.  Appropriate patient care assignments correlated with theory, whenever possible.
  2. Care conferences for reinforcing learning and sharing of information.
  3. Utilization of community agencies for selected learning experiences.
  4. Assignment to specialty areas within the hospital.
  5. Adequate supervision and assistance.
  6. Classroom lectures, small group discussion, demonstrations, ATI software video modules, and return demonstrations of nursing skills.
  7. Skills practice in the context of simulation scenarios in our onsite skills lab and using the ATI software platform.
4. Hours per Unit of Study:
  1. The minimum total hours for this course: 1029 clinical hours + 583 theory hours for a total of 1612 hours. Additional hours are added as needed. Units are listed with the appropriate time of each:
Title of Unit Clinical Hours Class Hours
Unit 1 - Nursing Fundamentals 170 64
Unit 2 - Medical Surgical Nursing 700 197
Unit 3 - Obstetrics 40 30
Unit 4 - Pediatrics 40 34
Unit 5 - Nutrition   14.5
Unit 6 - Pharmacology   127
Unit 7 - Anatomy & Physiology   66.5
Additional Subjects 79 50
 
5. Evaluation:
The following means of evaluation will be utilized: instructor observation, feedback from agency staff, self evaluation, teacher developed paper/pen tests, oral questioning, demonstrations, ATI or other standardized competency exams, and attendance.
 
6. Credit:
Verification of course completion will be sent to the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses.
 
7. Repetition: 
Ukiah Adult School offers a cohort program every 18 months. Transfer students may be added to the program at the beginning of the second or third term.
 
8. References and Materials:
All textbooks and reference materials are current publications necessary to teach within the profession.
 
9. Anticipated Field Trips
Field trips (i.e. outside the school program) may be utilized as a learning experience if content is relevant at the time and the cost and distance is appropriate.
 
 
Vocational Nursing Required Curriculum Hours
  1. The course in vocational nursing shall consist of not less than 1612 hours and may be given on either a full-time or part-time basis. One hour of instruction for purposes of computing the total hours of instruction or for calculating semester units as specified in this section shall consist of not less than 50 minutes of  actual class time.*
  2. The minimum hours required shall be as follows: Theory Hours - 583, which shall include a minimum of 54 hours in pharmacology: Clinical Hours - 1029.*
  3. The school week shall not exceed 40 hours per week, and the school day shall not exceed eight hours when combined with theory and clinical experience. Clinical days may be 10 hours when not combined with theory lecture.*
  4. Students may be granted holidays and vacation days equivalent to those granted by the Ukiah Unified School District.
  5. Personal vacations, doctor's appointments, and time off should be scheduled on non-school days (Fridays or school vacations).
 
Approved Community Facilities Utilized by
Ukiah Adult School Vocational Nursing Program
 
Facility Location
Adventist Health Ukiah Valley Ukiah, Ca
Cloverdale Healthcare Cloverdale, Ca
Hospice of Lake County Lakeport, Ca
Mendocino Community Health Clinic Lakeport, Ca
Redwood Cove Health Care Ukiah, Ca
Rocky Point Care Center Ukiah, Ca
Small Wonders State Preschool Ukiah, Ca
Sutter Lake Hospital Lakeport, Ca
Ukiah Post-Acute Ukiah, Ca 
 
The above facilities have been approved for student experience by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians. 
 
Vocational Nursing Program Itemized Expenses
 
Application Fee: $50.00
 
Required texts
 
ISBN Publisher's Price Textbook Name
978-0-8036-5904·9 $52.95  Tabler's Medical Encyclopedia and Dictionary, 23rd edition
978·0·8036-6945-1 $51.95  Valler and Davis Drug Guide, 16th Edition
978-0-8036-7-495-0 $60.95  Van Leewen Nursing Lab & Diagnostic, 8th Edition
978-0-8036-6906-2 $114.95  Burton LVN Fundamentals, 3rd Edition
978-0-8036-6907-9 $37.95  Burton LVN Fundamentals, 3rd Edition Study Guide
978·0-8036-6898·0 $119.95  Williams/Hopper Medical Surgical, 6th Edition
978-0-8036-6900-0 $37.95  Williams/Hopper Medical Surgical Study Guide
978-0-8036-8992-3 $53.95  Dahlkemper Care of Older Adults, 7th. Edition
978-0-8036-2494-8 $93.95  Linnard Palmer Maternity/Peds, 1st. Edition
978-0-8036-2495-5 $43.95  Study Guide
978-0-8036-6937·6 $67.95  Scanlon A&P, 8th Edition
978-0-8036-6938-3 $39.95  Study Guide
978-0-8036-6814-0 $78.95  Lutz Nutrition 6th Edition
978-0-8036-7713-5 $89.95  Dosage Calc 360 (Update from Online Dosage Calculations)
Total Cost  $945.30  
 
Bundle ISBN: 9781719606578 Price
Bundle Price= $803.50 (15% Discount)  
Cost of Books as a bundle using school Promo Code: $642.80
School Promo Code: QC4F284P (Additional 20% off if students go directly to the F.A. Davis website)  
ATI Student subscription, Texts, and Online resources $1600.00
Tuition  
Term 1 $2600.00
Term 2 $2600.00
Term 3 $2600.00
Uniforms: 2 scrub tops, 2 white pants, white shoes estimate $225.00
Stethoscope (Can cost up to $600 - Student choice) $40.00
Background check, Immunization tracking, drug test $135.00
All white Uniform for Graduation (Estimate) $75.00
   
After Graduation  
Application to test (Paid to BVNPT)* $220.00
NCLEX exam fee (Paid to Pearson Vue)* $200.00
Initial License fee (Paid to BVNPT)* $220.00
Total Cost over 2 years for Education and Licensure (includes initial application fee) $11,207.80
 
 
Financial Assistance Resources
Ukiah Adult School provides Federal Student Aid opportunities in the form of Pell Grants for those who qualify.

All students who apply for student aid must use the Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA). This form must be used to determine financial aid eligibility.

Students should go to the FAFSA site (clickable link) to fill out the FAFSA form. Ukiah Adult School's Federal School Code is 042081. It is very important to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (ORT) to transfer tax information directly from the IRS to your application to minimize the need to provide federal tax return transcripts. Do not change any information after using the ORT. It is possible to go to your FAFSA record and submit a corrected FAFSA using the ORT if you haven't already. Once the application is complete, the information is sent directly to the school if the correct Federal School Code is used. Students should be sure to print their Student Aid Report (SAR) to view their eligibility.

As a part of the Financial Aid Process, a student may be selected for verification, which is usually a random selection by the federal processor. Ukiah Adult School may also select additional files to verify. If selected for verification, it means that documents will be requested and a verification worksheet completed to verify certain information supplied on the FAFSA form is correct. No aid will be disbursed until the verification process is complete.
 
**It is a federal crime to falsify any information on the FAFSA and any determination that deliberate tampering with FAFSA information occurred will be referred to the Office of the Inspector General.**

Any Student who receives financial aid and then withdraws or is removed from the program for any reason may have to repay any financial aid received. Ukiah Adult School will determine if funds need to be returned and notify the student by mail within 30 days of the withdrawal date. The student will have 45 days from the date of the notice to return funds. Failure to return funds will result in notification of over-payment to the Department of Education via the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS).

There are also some community resources for financial aid for those who qualify.
 
For more detailed and up to date information, please visit our website at adultschool.uusd.net.
 
Attendance, Health Limitations, Employment Rules and Interventions
Attendance - The vocational nursing program is approved for a minimum of 1612 hours of combined classroom (583 hours) and clinical (1029 hours) work. In order to be eligible for graduation from the program, and for taking the State Licensing Examination, the students' must have met the objectives of the program.
  1. When a student finds that he/she will be unable to attend class or clinical assignment, the school or hospital must be notified, giving the reason for absence. Please call the appropriate clinical facility, and/or your clinical instructor before your expected time of arrival if missing a clinical day.
    1. Absences in excess of 10 hours will require an individualized plan of correction.
    2. Those who are unable to meet course objectives due to frequent absences and/or tardiness will be notified of incompletion and placed on probationary status. Failure to correct incompletes will result in corrective counseling and ultimately a possible dismissal from the program.
    3. Any student who has missed more than 40 hours of clinical or 20 hours of theory during the course of the program from unexcused absences will be dropped.
    4. Students who do not arrive on time from clinical will be sent home and the day counted as an absence.
    5. Three late arrivals to class will be counted as an absence from theory.
  2. Students are expected to attend all scheduled classes, clinical instruction at approved facilities, and field trip assignments. Students should not schedule personal vacations, doctor's appointments, etc., during school (theory/clinical) hours. Time for this is on Fridays, after school hours or school vacations. Absent hours will require make-up assignments. The following policy applies:
    1. Make-up assignments will be assigned by the director.
    2. Make-up assignments shall be directed to the objectives missed.
      1. Theory - As assigned by the Director.
      2. Clinical - Arrangements must be made by the student to make up missed hours with an instructor.
      3. Make-up assignments must be completed within one week.
      4. Clinical hours must be made up in the clinical area that was missed.
  3. It is the student's responsibility to keep a current mailing address, email address and phone number on file in the office.
Health Limitations - Since a high level of wellness is essential to meet the requirements of the curriculum, each student must have on file those health examinations required under the admission policy and must maintain the degree of health necessary to meet the requirements and achieve the objectives of the program.
 
In addition, the health and safety of the patient will be protected. A physical or emotional condition, which interferes with the student's effectiveness in meeting the course requirements, may constitute a hazard to the health and safety of the patient.

This would include any medical or surgical problem that might interfere with the student's ability to carry out his/her clinical assignment, and fulfill program objectives. A statement from the student's physician may be required.

Accordingly, if a student is unable to meet the objectives of the program due to health limitations or excessive absences the student may be asked to drop out of the program.
 
Employment Rules - If after completion of Fundamentals of Nursing with a minimum of a 75%, health allows, and total absences are not excessive (see above section) students may work part time, but not on an evening shift, before reporting to class or clinical assignment. Students may work as desired during vacations.
 
 
Academic Warnings, Probation and Interventions - Vocational Nursing students are expected to maintain proper attendance, grades, and professional behavior.
  1. Attendance - any hours that are missed, must be made up.
    1. Any student that falls behind 10 hours will receive a Warning Letter.
    2. Any student that falls 20 hours behind will receive a Probationary Letter that will outline the time frame for making up the hours.
    3. Failure to comply with probationary status guidelines will result in corrective counseling and ultimately possible dismissal.
  2. Grades - Students are expected to maintain an average of 75% or higher.
    1. Dropping below a 75% average will generate a Warning Letter.
    2. Failure to maintain this average will result in a Probationary Letter with guidelines for remediation.
    3. Failure to meet the guidelines of probation/remediation will result in corrective counseling and possible dismissal.
  3. Behavior - Students are expected to act professionally as nursing students. Students must demonstrate an acceptance of the ethical and legal responsibilities of the nurse-patient relationship.
    1. Nursing students must meet the standards of our contracted hospitals. This includes all reporting standards, dress codes, and hospital policies.
    2. Nursing students are expected to act as if they were already licensed.
    3. Students are expected to act professionally and use discretion when using social media.
    4. Failure to comply with the Professional Behavior Policy may result in a Warning Letter. A Probationary Letter may be issued depending on the seriousness of the offense. Immediate dismissal will result for serious offenses such as unsafe behavior or acts of patient disregard, etc.
  4. The following shall constitute additional grounds for immediate dismissal: Any of the acts described in the Vocational Nursing Practice Act: Business and Professions Code, Division 2: Chapter 6.5, Article 3. Available in the director's office.
 
Additional Requirements
All students must pass a background check and random drug testing by the hospitals.
 
Evaluation, Grading, Credit and Corrective Counseling
Evaluation and Grading
Evaluation is an essential and ongoing process in education. It is a means by which the student is kept informed of his/her progress in meeting the course objectives. The process at the Ukiah Adult School of Vocational Nursing is accomplished through the following steps:
  1. Objectives are written in behavioral terms and are discussed with students during orientation to the course. Each student receives a copy of both theory and clinical objectives for each week of the program.
  2. Feedback of student progress is on-going with the fast return of corrected tests and projects. Tests are reviewed in the classroom with clarification of correct answers with encouraged discussion. At least once each term and at the end of the first eight weeks, individual conferences will be held to inform students of his/her progress in relation to the objectives. These are written evaluations and are signed by both instructor and student. These are kept on file until the end of the course. A pass/fail clinical grade is given at the end of each term.
  3. Strengths and weaknesses are continually identified so that the student has the opportunity to pursue further development or improvement.
  4. Students must maintain a minimum of a "C" (75%) average in class and a satisfactory clinical performance to continue in the program. Theory and clinical are evaluated separately.
  5. The following grading standards have been adopted (see Grade table below):
  6. Students receive a report of theory grades and clinical progress upon completion of each term.
  7. Students are expected to take ATI comprehensive exams weekly at the end of each term. Up to 10% of the total grade is based on ATI assignments and comprehensive exams.
  8. Students who need additional help or tutoring are encouraged to make an appointment with the director or one of the other instructors.
  9. I.Students may be provided with the opportunity for clinical in both hospitals (Adventist Health Ukiah Valley, Sutter Lakeside)
Grading Standards (See E. Above)
Grade
Range G.P.A.
 A+
97 - 100 G.P.A. 4.0
93 - 96 G.P.A. 4.0
A- 90 - 92 G.P.A. 3.5
 B+ 87 - 89 G.P.A. 3.5
83 - 86 G.P.A. 3.0
B- 80 - 82 G.P.A. 2.8
C+ 77 - 79 G.P.A. 2.5
73 - 76 G.P.A. 2.0
C- 70 - 72 G.P.A. 1.8
D+ 67 - 69 G.P.A. 1.5
63 - 66 G.P.A. 1.0
D- 60 - 62 G.P.A. 0.5
 
Granting of Credit [V.N. Practice Act and Rules and Regulations, Section 2533 (f)]
Since the Adult School is not a credit granting institution the student's transcript will show hours of completed class and clinical work and the final grade from individual units of study as well as the final grade for each term. These transcripts will be sent to any educational institution upon a written request by the student. The receiving institution will then determine whether or not any credit can be granted for completed hours in our program. Along with the written request the student should send a stamped addressed envelope in which transcripts will be sent.
 
Corrective Counseling
If a student is not following policies of the school or is not maintaining satisfactory progress, corrective counseling is conducted. The purpose of this counseling is to resolve any problems or situations interfering with successful completion of the program. A written counseling report may be produced dependent upon the seriousness and frequency of the occurrence.
 
All Ukiah Unified School District policies apply to the VN program.
 
All formal agreements with clinical sites apply to the VN program.
 
Policies, Rules and Regulations
Laws and Assurances - Ukiah Adult School provides equal opportunity to all students, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, handicap, religion, national origin, age, political or sexual orientation. No services will be denied and equal treatment assured while a student is being interviewed, oriented, tested, counseled, enrolled, and instructed in classroom activities. If any of these rights are violated, a student has the right to file a grievance.
 
Uniform Complaint Policy - The Ukiah Unified School District and the Ukiah Adult School are committed to providing equal opportunities for all individuals in educational programs and do not discriminate on the basis of any unlawful consideration.

The District will adhere to uniform complaint procedures when addressing complaints alleging unlawful discrimination or failure to comply with the law. The district encourages complainants to resolve problems early and informally whenever possible. 
  • All complaints must be in writing and must contain a concise statement of the facts. The complainant must sign and date the complaint and submit it to the superintendent or the compliance officer of the district.
  • Within three days of receiving the complaint, the compliance officer may discuss informally with the complainant the possibility of referring the matter to mediation. The compliance officer shall, within five working days following the receipt of the complaint, or following unsuccessful mediation, commence an investigation of the complaint.
  • Within 60 days from complaint, the compliance officer shall complete the investigation and the Superintendent shall prepare a written decision based on the findings.
 
For further details on the above, the Policies/Rules and Regulations are located in the Adult School office.
 
Sexual Harassment - Sexual harassment of or by any employee or student will not be tolerated in the Ukiah Unified School District. The Board considers sexual harassment to be a major offense, which may result in disciplinary action or dismissal of the offending employee. Students who commit sexual harassment may be subject to suspension or expulsion from schooling in the district pursuant to Education Code 48900.2 Employees and students are expected to adhere to a standard of conduct that is respectful and courteous to fellow employees and students and to the public.

Sexual harassment is defined in California Education Code, Section 212.5, as "unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal, visual or physical conduct of a sexual nature, made by someone from or in the work or educational setting ... :" It is further defined as "deliberate or repeated sexual attention that is unwelcome, unwanted and not returned."

A person who feels that he/she is being harassed is encouraged to immediately report such incident to his/her immediate supervisor. 
 
Smoking / Tobacco - The use of tobacco items are strictly forbidden on school property or at a school function.
 
Alcohol / Drugs - Alcohol may not be consumed, served, sold or auctioned while on school property or at any school function. Students suspected of coming to school under the influence may be detained. Authorities will be contacted. Use of illicit drugs is strictly forbidden. Sale, possession, or use of drugs or alcohol will result in expulsion.
 
Weapons - Knives, firearms, explosives, or other dangerous objects are strictly prohibited. Causing, attempting to cause, or threatening to cause physical injury to another person will result in being dropped from the program. Police will be contacted.
 
Facilities Use - In order to ensure wise use and maintenance of facilities, the following are expressly forbidden: willful defacing or destruction of school property, setting fires or tampering with fire protection equipment, willful waste of school supplies, and congregating in lavatories. Destruction of school or private property will result in the student being dropped from the program. The classroom and refrigerator are for everyone's use, it is your responsibility to dispose of all food and trash properly.
 
Dress Code / Gangs - Professional dress is required. All students shall present themselves in an orderly manner conducive to the advancement of education. Their appearance should be neat and in keeping with the activity at school. Students are prohibited from wearing gang-related apparel, or having gang-related tattoos. The Ukiah Adult School staff reserves the right to determine if an article of clothing is disruptive to the educational environment.
 
Fragrance - The state school code prohibits the wearing of any fragrance while on school property.
 
Cellular Phones - Cell phones are to be turned off during instructional time and in clinical settings.
 
Parking - VN students may park in open spots in our main parking lot, excluding those marked for student drop off/pick up and green short term parking. Spaces along Bush street are permissible as well.
 
Time Sheets - Falsifying time logs will result in the student being dropped from the program. 
 
Attendance / Tardiness - See policy on pages 14-16.
 
Social Networking Sites - Students are required to use professionalism and discretion in the use of social networking sites. 
 
NOTE: The Ukiah Adult School reserves the right to deny requests for readmission by students who have been previously dropped from our program.
 
 
Professional Behavior Policy for Students in Community Facilities
Behavior: Students must demonstrate the acceptance of the ethical and legal responsibilities of the nurse-patient relationship.
Uniform:
    • Women - Blue (CIEW) scrub top, with appropriate school insignia, with white slacks or white skirts. White or neutral colored hose must be worn with skirts.
    • Men - Blue (CIEW) scrub top with appropriate school insignia, with white slacks.
    • Only approved, blue (CIEW) cardigans should be worn with the uniform.
    • No lab coats.
    • Solid white turtlenecks or tops may be worn under the scrub top.
Shoes: Appropriate clean white shoes with soft soles and heels.
Hair: Hair should be clean, worn in a style that is away from the face so that is does not fall on patient or have to be touched during patient care.
Beards: If worn, needs to be short and neatly trimmed.
Jewelry: A watch with a second hand is required. Wearing of jewelry, with the exception of a wedding band, is not appropriate with the uniform. For pierced ears; one set of small, inconspicuous earrings worn only on the lobe is acceptable.
Grooming: Careful attention to grooming is necessary, which means thorough oral hygiene, cleanliness of hair and body with no bright fingernail polish or long fingernails, no heavy make-up or perfume. Use of a good deodorant to prevent body odor is necessary. Good grooming helps you to enjoy your work and adds prestige to your service. No gum chewing. If you are a smoker, be aware that smoke odors cling to clothing and hair and may be offensive to others.
Confidentiality: As part of the hospital team, we are entrusted with personal information. It should be an unfailing rule to refrain from discussing what goes on in the hospital, or the illness and troubles of any patient, in public, not even with our own families, as defined under the Health Insurance and Portability Act (HIPAA) and the Protected Health Information Requirements. Do not advise patients, either in or out of the hospital, on the choice of a physician. When talking with patients, do not discuss personal problems or problems of other patients, staff or students.
 
Student Services
Ukiah Adult School's goals and objectives for providing effective student services lie in three aspects of the program. First, the program must develop and maintain a system for recruiting and admitting the most qualified candidates for program completion. Secondly, once admitted, it is the responsibility of the program to provide the counseling and guidance necessary in personal and academic areas so the students can face and overcome challenges that may hinder their success. Finally, the program must instill the skill and professionalism necessary, and provide the opportunity in the community, for students to successfully obtain employment as healthcare professionals, and track these successes for program improvement.
The application process was rigorous and congratulations for being one of the best candidates admitted to the program. We feel you possess the qualities necessary to complete the program successfully and become a quality healthcare professional.

Once the program begins, a thorough orientation of program requirements and strategies for success are presented. Academic and personal advisement and counseling are available and encouraged by the Director of Nursing and school administrator. Close monitoring of student progress is maintained with necessary counseling, interventions, and remediation plans instituted when necessary. Required meetings for students who fall behind take place, with follow-up meetings where necessary.

End of program evaluation, job placement activities, and student tracking take place to help program improvement. Formal end of program student evaluations are used to reflect effectiveness of program objectives, clinical experiences, and program strengths and weaknesses. Students evaluate instructional staff effectiveness. Clinical sites have the opportunity to evaluate students and program. An end of program job fair takes place to help with job placement for completers. The Director of Nursing monitors both licensure examination results and job placement data for graduating students.
 
Every effort is made to provide the counseling and interventions necessary for all students to successfully complete the program and acquire the competencies necessary to become quality healthcare professionals.

Students can make arrangements with instructors for remedial work or tutoring as needed.
 
Community Resources
 
 Counseling Services    Health Services  
 Hillside Health Center 468-1010  Consolidated Tribal Health 707-485-5115
 Mental Health Department 472-2300  Healthy Families 707-472-2600
 Redwood Childrens Services    Veteran's Health Clinic 707-468-7700
       
 Domestic Violence   Suicide Prevention / Mental Health  
 Project Sanctuary 462-9196 Hotline: 1-855-587-6373  
     1120 South Dora St.  
 Financial Services    Ukiah, Ca   95482  
 Food Stamps 463-7700  24/7 Emergency Crisis Line: 800-555-5906
 General Assistance 463-7900  Mental Health Access Team 707-472-2304
 North Coast Energy Services (HEAP) 463-0303    
 CalWorks 463-7700  Manzanita Services  
 Career Point 467-5900  270 N. Pine St, Ukiah, CA 95482  
     Message / Office Phone: 707-463-0405
Substance Abuse    Director Phone 707-972-9040
AODP   Mental Health Department 707-472-2300
Ford Street Project      
 
 
Policy of Acceptance of Transfer Students and Credits
Acceptance of transfer students and competency based credits is in compliance with the California Vocational Nursing Practice Act with Rules and Regulations (section 2535).

Ukiah Adult School does not grant credits, but grants completed hours for theory and clinical instruction as required by the BVNPT. Clock hours may be transferred from other programs.

The Vocational Nursing Program is currently the only post-secondary offering at Ukiah Adult School, so no intra-school transfers take place.
 
Ukiah Adult School's Vocational Nursing program will accept transfer students under the following general guidelines:
 
General Guidelines:
  1. Competency based credit will be granted only for previous education or experience completed within five years prior to admission into the Vocational Nursing Program.
  2.  All students must meet all admission requirements for the Vocational Nursing Program.
  3. Forms for references and physical examinations may be obtained in the school office.
  4. It is the applicant's responsibility to see that verification of past experience and duties performed are on file before any credit can be granted.
  5. It is the applicant's responsibility to have official transcripts, showing content of courses and credit earned before credit can be granted.
  6. All transcripts and forms, including the physical, must be completed at least one month before the student's entry date.
  7. Copies of all tests and evaluations are retained in the applicant's file in the school office.
  8. Transfer of credit for related units of study may be granted if students are admitted to the program. Students who are granted credit for previous courses, such as Nutrition, may either opt out of testing in that content area and accept the previously earned grade or waive their right to credit in that content area. This will be determined by the program director and school administration evaluation.
Specific Courses and Experiences
  1. Nurses' Aide or Non-accredited Practical Nursing courses and Certified Nurse Assistant courses:
    • An applicant satisfactorily completing a course of study as described in Section 2535 (1, 5, 6) and having met the above criteria may receive clock hours for course completion contingent on staff observation and evaluation of the applicant in one or more practical nursing situations.
  2. Accredited Vocational Nursing or Practical Nursing Courses:
    • Clock hours based on evaluation of transcripts by the faculty will be granted transfer students from other vocational nursing programs having similar courses of study. The applicant must have received passing scores and satisfactory clinical evaluations in the school from which he or she is being transferred. The applicant will be placed in the appropriate week of the program.
  3. Accredited Professional Nursing Courses:
    • Clock hours for nursing education and clinical experience, based on evaluation of transcripts by the faculty, will be granted to students seeking transfer from this type of program. The applicant must have received passing scores and a satisfactory evaluation in the clinical area in the school from which he or she is being transferred. The applicant will be placed in the program in the appropriate week.
  4. Accredited Psychiatric Technician Courses:
    • Clock hours for nursing education and clinical experience will be granted based on evaluation of transcripts by the faculty. Applicants must have received passing scores and satisfactory clinical evaluations from this type of school. The applicant will be placed in the program in the appropriate week. 
  5. Armed Service Nursing Courses:
    • Clock hours may be granted to an applicant showing evidence of satisfactory completion of a basic or advanced course in nursing offered by any branch of the Armed Forces. The applicant must have received passing scores and a satisfactory evaluation in the clinical area. The applicant will be placed in the program in the appropriate week.
Refund Policy
Ukiah Adult School has established a fair and equitable refund policy for the refund of tuition, fees, or other charges in the event a class is cancelled or if a student decides not to enroll or does not complete the period of enrollment for which the student has been charged. This policy uniformly applies to all nursing students.
 
If Ukiah Adult School cancels a class before it begins, 100% of all tuition and fees collected in advance of the start date of the program will be refunded within 45 days.
 
Students who have not visited the school facility will have an opportunity to withdraw without penalty within the first three days of class.
 
If a student familiar with the facility withdraws from the program before the first day of class, 100% of any tuition or fees collected will be refunded, less the nonrefundable application fee of $50.
 
If a student withdraws or is terminated from the program after class begins, tuition and fees will be refunded on a pro-rated basis determined by the number of days of theory and clinical instruction remaining in the semester of withdrawal or termination. The cost of materials and services such as, but not limited to, books, liability insurance, and name tags will not be refunded.

Refunds will be made within 45 days of the last day of attendance by the student or within 45 days from the date the student is terminated or withdrawal has been determined by the school.
 
Health and Safety
It is the primary goal of Ukiah Adult School to provide adequate, safe, clean, and healthy facilities conducive to enhancing excellent learning and working environments for our staff, students, and guests. Policies and procedures are in place to reduce emergency situations and accidents and to respond
appropriately if they arise.

Ukiah Adult School maintains safety measures at the site for the benefit of students and staff, with the following required: The school is alarmed by an independent security company to insure appropriate and safe use of facilities. Fire extinguishers and first aid kits are in each classroom. Fire safety procedures and escape plans are posted in the classrooms and offices, and fire extinguishers are inspected annually. Fire drills take place once a month. Policies regarding smoking and tobacco use, alcohol and drug use, weapons, dress codes, sexual harassment, and a uniform complaint procedure are in place. A direct line to the police department is maintained in the office. An intercom system enhances communication to every room. The custodian conducts a monthly safety check for the entire facility. Restrooms are maintained and resupplied daily. A disaster/school safety plan is in place. The parking lot is well lit and close to classrooms and the office. Ukiah Adult School fills out a Ukiah Unified School District Report of Hazard or Safety Issue form if there is a safety issue the maintenance department needs to rectify. Imminent hazards or concerns are addressed immediately.

Students in the Vocational Nursing program are covered under the district Workers' Compensation program. Instructions in the student handbook outline the procedures in case an employee or student is injured or sick. A Report of Incident form must be completed immediately, as well as a Report of Accident for Workers' Compensation. Directions are specific for seeking care either at Job Care or the Emergency Room. All copies of the forms are sent to the district risk manager. Any actions necessary will be employed to insure any injury is addressed immediately, and that the welfare of the staff or student is foremost in all decisions.
 
 
Student Injury
 
Instructions for Students Injured on the Job
  1. Fill out a DWC Form-1 along with the Workers Compensation Report of Accident form (located in the Ukiah Adult School Office or obtain from instructor within 24 hours). Take the pink and green copies of the DWC Form-1 with you to your medical treatment appointment.
  2. It is necessary to seek medical treatment from the two sites listed below. If necessary medical treatment is not an emergency, call JobCare or Urgent Care for an appointment. Emergency treatment should be obtained at AHUV Emergency Room or Sutter Lakeside Emergency Room.
  3. Doctor's notes for work-related injuries (also known as work status report) should e provided to Kim Larkin, Risk Manager, at the Ukiah Unified School District Office prior to returning to your program. If your doctor's note states you have "work restrictions", those restrictions must be submitted to and approved by the Vocational Nursing Program Director. Pending update from DSC Risk Manager, Kim Larkin.
JobCare
Adventist Health Ukiah Valley
232-B Hospital Drive
Ukiah, CA   95482
(707) 463-7334
Urgent Care
Sutter Lakeside Hospital
5176 Hill Road
Lakeport, CA   95453
(707) 262-5000
 
Student Complaint and Grievance Procedure
If a student or any group of students has a complaint or any controversy, misunderstanding, or dispute arising from the interpretation, application, or observation of any policies or procedures of the Vocational Nursing Program, it is encouraged that the students' meet with the instructor and every effort be made to settle any disputes among the individual parties.

If efforts for resolution are not successful, the aggrieved parties should bring the matter to the Director of Nursing for an informal meeting within five days of the alleged incident. All parties and complaints will be heard and the Director of Nursing will make a decision regarding the resolution of the grievance.

If the decision of the Director of Nursing is not satisfactory, the aggrieved participants may request, in writing within five days of the informal hearing, a formal hearing with the Director of Nursing and the Administrator of Ukiah Adult School. The Administrator will submit a written decision on the grievance to all parties concerned within five days of the formal hearing.

Students may always contact the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians or the Council on Occupational Education regarding any concerns about the program.
 
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 205
Sacramento, Ca 95833
(916) 263-7800

Council on Occupational Education
7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325
Atlanta, GA, 30350
(770) 396-3898
1430 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Telephone: 916-322-2175
 
Student Records
A permanent record cumulative file will be established when a student is accepted into the Vocational Nursing Program. The file will initially contain the application, transcripts, test scores, letters of recommendation, interview scores, and any other documents related to application and acceptance.
 
At the end of Terms I and II, a transcript is placed in the student file indicating the name of the program, overall grades for each term, a comprehensive percentage grade, individual subject grades, attendance, and the date of term completion.

At the end of Term III, a final transcript is placed in the file indicating date of program completion along with the information listed for Terms I and II.

Transcripts are maintained indefinitely, and transcript information is also stored electronically in the adult school office and is password protected.

If a student withdraws prior to program completion, a summary statement of the student's progress, reason for withdrawal, and refund information will be placed in the file.

Files are stored in a locked, fire-proof cabinet.

Students may inspect their master file at any time under the direct supervision of the program director or an authorized staff member. Should a student find, upon review, that there are records that are inaccurate or misleading; the student may request that errors be corrected. The adult school Administrator will have the final decision regarding changing or removing items from the file.

All student records are confidential and information from them will only be given to authorized persons. All data such as grades, scores, health records, and performance evaluations may not be revealed without the student's consent in writing. Only authorized personnel will have access to in-progress student evaluations and files.
 
 
Library and Media Services
Ukiah Adult School's Vocational Nursing program provides the variety of learning resources necessary to support the instructional program and informational needs of students and staff. The program also realizes that skill in alternative media input and delivery is necessary for successful healthcare professionals in the 21st century, and makes available multi-media opportunities to enhance professional competencies in this area.
 
A state of the art computer lab with internet is maintained in Room 4 for student use for research, projects, and assignment completion. In addition, a computer cart of laptops is located in the classroom for student use. Software relevant to the program is continuously updated. Printers and copiers are available for student use. A simulation skills lab in Room 6 is kept current for student utilization to target skills and
competencies for successful program completion. A professional library containing books, periodicals, and supplementary materials is maintained and available for student use in the main classroom, Room 2. An online media center library on the website allows students to view and review power-point presentations that have been presented to previous classes. A digital library of resources is available through ATI and the
textbook publishers. The classroom contains equipment necessary for multimedia presentations, including computers, and In Focus projector Instructional media is reviewed and outdated material is eliminated from the digital library and new updated materials are purchased. Faculty is in charge of media services and provides orientation and assistance students. Staff will assist students in printing, duplication, and scanning of materials. Separate rooms are adequate and dedicated for classroom, computer lab, and skills center use. The media service center, classroom, skills lab, and office are all open and available to students and staff every school day.
 
Transcript Requests
Transcripts for students participating in the Vocational Nursing Program are maintained in the student's permanent file, and held electronically in a password protected program.

Transcripts are submitted to the file at the end of each term, and include overall grades, a comprehensive percentage grade, individual grades in specific subject areas, attendance, and dates of program participation and completion.

Ukiah Adult School will provide copies of transcripts free of charge. Transcripts will only be released upon receipt of a Transcript Request Form signed by the student. Identification must be provided to verify student requests. Transcripts can be released to the student, or mailed to another institution indicated on the request form.

Transcripts will be released only when all tuition and other fees are paid in full.
 
Vocational Nursing Program
Transcript Request Form
 
Official Transcripts will be mailed directly by Ukiah Adult School.
 
Please send a sealed copy of my official transcripts to:
 
Name:_____________________________________  Date: ___________________________
 
Address: _____________________________________________________________________
 
_______________________________________________________________________________
 
Phone Number: __________________________ Fax Number: ____________________
 
I attended your school under the name of (please print):
________________________________________________________________________________
Last                                                   First                                           Middle
 
From (month/year): _________________ To (month/year): __________________
 
Date of Birth: ____________________ SSN (Last 4): ______________
 
Signature: _________________________________________________
 
Current Name (please print): _________________________________________________
 
Current Address: _________________________________________________
 
_________________________________________________
 
Current Phone Number: _________________________________________________
 
Employment Assistance
Although Ukiah Adult School can not and does not guarantee employment upon graduation, qualified Vocational Nurses are in great demand.

Program participants enjoy a great advantage when it comes to opportunities for employment. Clinical instruction takes place in local hospitals and other healthcare facilities in our community. These facilities are the future employers of our graduates and have the advantage of observing the students' competencies with patient interaction and care first hand. Many of our students have jobs waiting before they complete the program. In addition, end of program job fairs are organized by the school which bring employers into the classroom to present employment opportunities and information regarding their facilities to students. Employers come to the Director of Nursing when openings occur and she makes those known to the class. In addition, job opportunities are posted on the website under the LVN tab.
 
 
Student Vocational Nursing Contract
  1. Attendance is required for the entire scheduled time. Work schedules, appointments, childcare, on-call schedules and other commitments are to be managed outside the following hours:
    • First three weeks, Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30 pm. Thereafter as follows:
    • MONDAY: 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
    • TUESDAY: 8:30 am - 2:30 pm Tutorial time as assigned 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    • WEDNESDAY - Clinical: 6:30 am - 4:30 pm
    • THURSDAY - Clinical: 6:30 am - 4:30 pm
  2. Evening and night shifts may be required. Contact the appropriate clinical facility by 6:00 am, if you must be absent. Tardiness will not be tolerated and will be counted as an absence.
  3. Clinical assignments may be in both hospitals, changes will occur as determined by the faculty.
  4. The order of daily class content will be arranged at the instructors' discretion.
  5. Special projects such as oral reports, class presentations, and written reports will be required.
  6. Minimum homework (outside of regular school hours) consists of 2 hours of preparation for each hour of theory presentation.
  7. Seating for tests is at the instructors' discretion.
  8. Break Times
    • Monday & Tuesday - 60 minute lunch (Breaks according to instructors' discretion.)
    • Wednesday/Thursday - one 10 minute am break, 30 minute lunch, one 10 minute pm break. Students must remain on hospital grounds for breaks and lunch on Wednesday and Thursday.
  9. If a test cannot be taken on the assigned test date, it must be taken within one week. The test grade will be deducted by 5% per day. The test will receive zero credit if not made up in one week. Consideration may be given for special circumstances to be determined by the faculty.
  10. Any hospitalization, pregnancy, or injury occurring during the school year requires a Doctor's authorization for continuance with program requirements. Evaluations may be required. An absence of more than 3 days requires a Doctor's permission to return to the program.
  11. Each student is required to complete 583 theory hours and 1029 clinical hours (1612 total hours). Students who miss more than 40 clinical or 20 theory hours during the course of the program will be dropped.
  12. Cell phones and smart watches must be docked during class time and are not permitted in patient care areas. Use of cell phones during testing will be grounds for dismissal. In an emergency, family members should call the office so that a message can be relayed.
  13. Students must bring all appropriate materials to class and clinical.
  14. No eating is permitted during class time; closed containers of drink are permissible.
Student's Signature: ___________________________________________ Date: ____________________
 
Print Name: _______________________________________________
 
Agreement to Policies
I have been informed and understand the Adult School policies as outlined in the student handbook (internet use agreement, emergency procedures, uniform complaint procedure, smoking, parking, alcohol, drug, weapons, dress code, fragrance, phone, time logs, and sexual harassment). I agree to abide by these policies.
Initial: __________
The School Health and Safety Plan has been reviewed and I know where it is located for my reference.
Initial: __________
 
I choose to take the entire program as it is offered and waive my right to apply for transfer credit.
Initial: __________
I understand the policies of the school regarding attendance, absences, tardiness, and reasons for dismissal. I also understand the class schedule that has been outlined; evening and/or night shift experiences may be included during the program. As it has been explained, I know that minor changes in the schedule may be necessary for class trips, etc. I agree to abide by the policies and to remember that my schedule must be somewhat flexible in order to meet school requirements.
Initial: __________
As a student in the program, I realize that the administrative offices of the school are located in Ukiah and that I must attend classes twice weekly and possibly up to four times a week in Ukiah. I may also need to obtain clinical experience at Sutter Lakeside Hospital and Adventist Health Ukiah Valley during the course. I realize there may be other assignments in Ukiah or in Lake County related to specialty rotations, special guest lecturers, seminars, etc.
Initial: __________
I have read and understand my financial obligations in relation to the Vocational Nursing program and I agree to pay for my expenses as they are incurred.
Initial: __________
I have read and understand the policies for students in the clinical facilities (appearance, professionalism, and confidentiality). I agree to abide by these policies.
Initial: __________
 
Date: __________________               Signature: ______________________________________________
 
Appendix A - Acceptable Use Policy for District Computer Systems
 
Ukiah Unified School District
Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) for District Computer System Student and Parent Appropriate Use Policy
 
This Acceptable Use Policy was adopted by the Board on September 14, 2010

The purpose of the Ukiah Unified School District's ("District") Acceptable Use Policy ("AUP") is to prevent unauthorized access and other unlawful activities by users online, prevent unauthorized disclosure of or access to sensitive information, and to comply with the Children's Internet Protection Act ("CIPA"). As used in this policy, "user" includes anyone using the computers, Internet, email, electronic chats, wikis, blogs, web pages and any other form of direct electronic communications or equipment provided by the District (the "network"). Only students enrolled in the District are authorized to use the network. All students using the network shall receive instruction in the proper and appropriate use.

The District will use technology protection measures to block or filter, to the extent practicable, access of visual depictions that are obscene, pornographic, and harmful to minors over the network The District reserves the right to monitor users' online activities and to access, review, copy, and store or delete any electronic communication or files and disclose them to others as it deems necessary. Users have no expectation of privacy regarding their use of District property, network and/or Internet access or files, including email.

Acceptable Uses of the UUSD Computer Network and/or the Internet
At the beginning of each year, schools must verify that students using the computer network and Internet access for that school year have a signed page acknowledging this policy. Students who are under 18 must have their parents or guardians sign this page and schools must keep it on file. Once signed, this agreement shall remain in effect for one year and shall be renewed every school year prior to any computer network or Internet usage, unless the student loses the privilege of using the District's network due to violation of this policy or is no longer a UUSD student. Even without a signature, all users must follow this policy and report any misuse of the network or Internet to a teacher, Principal, or other appropriate District personnel. Access is provided primarily for education purposes. If a user is uncertain about whether a particular use is acceptable or appropriate, he or she should consult a teacher, supervisor or other appropriate District personnel.

Copyright of Published Works
The District reserves the copyright for all works produced using District equipment. Copyrighted material shall be posted on line only in accordance with applicable copyright laws. Any materials utilized for research projects should be given proper credit as with any printed source of information.

Unacceptable Uses of the Computer Network or Internet
As further outlined in Board policy and regulations of Student Use of Technology (BP 411 / AR 411.1), the following examples are considered inappropriate activity on the District network; however, the District reserves the right to take immediate discipline action regarding any activities (1) that create security and/or safety issues for the District, students, employees, schools, network or computer resources, or (2) that expend District resources on content the District, in its sole discretion, determines to lack legitimate educational content/purpose, or (3) other activities as determined by District as inappropriate.
  • Violating any state or federal law or municipal ordinance, such as: Accessing or transmitting pornography of any kind, obscene depictions, harmful materials, materials that encourage others to violate the law, confidential information or copyrighted materials;
  • Criminal activities that can be punished under law;
  • Selling or purchasing illegal items or substances;
  • Obtaining and/or using anonymous email sites; spamming; spreading viruses;
  • Developing school-related web sites, blogs, forums, emails, or similar on line communications representing the District or using District equipment or resources without the permission of the student's teacher or Principal. All such forums shall include a disclaimer that the District is not responsible for the content of the messages.
  • Promoting unethical practices or any activity prohibited by law, Board policy, or administrative regulations.
  • Causing harm to others or damage to their property, such as:
    1. Using profane, abusive, or impolite language; threatening, harassing, or making damaging or false statements, in print or any electronic media, about others or accessing, transmitting, or downloading offensive, harassing, or disparaging materials, in any electronic media including (but not limited to) photos, movies, and text;
    2. Deleting, copying, modifying, or forging other users' names, emails, files, or data; disguising one's identity, impersonating other users, or sending anonymous email;
    3. Damaging computer equipment, files, data or the network in any way, including intentionally accessing,
      transmitting or downloading computer viruses or other harmful files or programs, or disrupting any
      computer system performance;
    4. Using any District computer to pursue "hacking" internal or external to the District, or attempting to access information protected by privacy laws, or;
    5. Accessing, transmitting or downloading "chain letters", large files, or any type of "pyramid schemes".
  • Engaging in uses that jeopardize access or lead to unauthorized access into others' accounts or other computer networks, such as:
    1. Using another's account password(s) or identifier(s);
    2. Interfering with other users' ability to access their account(s);
    3. Disclosing anyone's password to others or allowing them to use another's account(s).
  • Using the network or Internet for commercial purposes:
    1. Using the Internet to buy or sell anything for personal financial gain;
    2. Using the Internet for personal advertising, promotion, or financial gain; or
    3. Conducting for-profit business activities and/or engaging in non-government related fund raising or public relations activities such as solicitation for religious purposes, lobbying for personal political purposes.
Student Safety
  1. The student's parent or guardian is responsible for monitoring the minor's use and/or access to the UUSD network/accounts from outside of school;
  2. Students shall not reveal, use or disseminate on the Internet any personal information about themselves or other persons. For example, students should not reveal their name, home address, telephone number(s), Social Security number or display photographs of themselves or others;
  3. Students shall not meet in person anyone they have met only on the Internet; and
  4. Students must abide by all laws, this Acceptable Use Policy and all District security policies.
Parent Access to Student Data and Electronic Classroom Environments