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**UPDATED 1/20/2023** KHS Student/Parent Handbook 2022-2023





Kinney High School


2710 Kilgore Rd

Rancho Cordova



Folsom Cordova Unified School District




Home of the Coyotes


“Never Give Up!”


Parent and Student Handbook




Kinney High School


Table of Contents

Support Staff 3

Staff 3

Graduation Requirements for a Diploma. 5

Kinney High School Philosophy. 6

Student Expectations. 7

How Student’s Earn Credits. 7

Clearing Absences. 9

Early Dismissal 9

Truancy/Tardy Policy. 9

Non-Truant Absences. 10

Work Permits. 10

Academic Honesty Board Policy. 11

Student Identification Cards. 11

Closed Campus. 11

Visitors. 11

Drug Free Zone. 12

Tobacco-Free Policy. 12

Sunflower Seeds. 12

Skateboards / Bicycles/ Skates/ Scooter 13

Sexual Harassment 13

Use of the Internet 13

Medications:  Prescription and “Over-the-Counter”. 13

Food Services. 14

Personal Property. 14

School Property.

Bus Transportation. 15

Transportation. 15

Suspension by Teacher (Classroom Suspension) 15

Search and Seizure. 16

Definitions of Corrective Actions. 16

Due Process. 16



















Kinney High School

Support Staff

Principal                                  Allen Sims

Assistant Principal                  Suzanne Borth

Counselor                               Kitty White

Registrar                                Chris Anderson

Administrative Assistant        Melissa Robledo

Attendance Clerk                    Eryn Lawson

Head Custodian                      Gerald Worley

Custodian                                Brian Stamps

Campus Monitor                    Zephyr Scott              

School Psychologist               Nathan Harris

MHS                                       Ayumi Yamada

School Nurse                          Dianne Aquino

Health Clerk                           Amber Dimas



Resource English & Study Skills                               Lori Blair

Student Support Aide                                                

CTE Metalshop & Metal Fabrication                        Ian Duncan

CTE Foods & Nutrition/Culinary                               Linda Olsen Davis

World Cultures, Government & Sociology                Dawn Bamford

Economics, US History & Apex                                Kim Motoyoshi

Senior English, Film as Lit                                         Coryn Herring

Junior English                                                             Coryn Herring

Senior English                                                            Scott Warden

Intervention Teacher                                                  Ellen Chrismer

Integrated Math 1, Integrated Math 2                         Tim Kalmer   

Math Foundations, IM 1 Support,                              Chris Stankeivicz                       

Biology,  Forensics, Chemistry                                  Faye Pachonas

APEX Online Classes /PE                                           Zack Masters



District Web Site

  School Web Site



“Home of the Coyotes”


2021 - 2022


Monday – Thursday


1     9:00 - 9:45 (45)

2     9:48 - 10:33 (45)

BREAK  10:33 - 10:45 (12)

3     10:48 - 11:33 (45)

4     11:36 - 12:21 (45)

LUNCH  12:21 - 12:51 (30)

5     12:54 - 1:39 (45)

6     1:42 - 2:27 (45)



Friday Homeroom


1     9:00 - 9:42 (42)

2     9:45 - 10:30 (45)

Homeroom    10:30 - 10:45 (15)

BREAK  10:45 - 10:57 (12)

3     11:00 11:42 (42)

4     11:45 - 12:27 (42)

LUNCH  12:27 - 12:57 (30)

5     1:00 - 1:42 (42)

6     1:45 - 2:27 (42)














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Graduation Requirements for a Diploma






English                                                 40 -- credits

                                Math                                                         30 -- credits

  • Integrated Math 1 (10)
  • Integrated Math 2 Foundations (10)
  • Additional math (10)

          Economics                                            05 -- credits

                                World Cultures                                      10 -- credits

                                VAPA or Foreign Language or CTE        10— credits

U.S. History                                          10 -- credits

                                Government                                          05 -- credits

                                CTE or 3rd year of Science                     10 -- credits

                                Life Science                                          10 -- credits

                                Physical/Earth Science                          10 -- credits

                                Health Education                                    05 -- credits

                               Electives                                               55 -- credits


Total: 200 credits




For students who did not pass Physical Fitness Test in 9th grade MUST take PE in the 10th grade.


                    Use the list below to determine what grade your student is by credits:


9th = 0 - 50 credits                           50 - 100 credits = 10th

11th = 100 - 150 credits                             150 – 200 credits = 12th





Vision Statement


At Kinney High School, we believe that all students can be Present, Positive, Productive


The vision of Kinney High School is to offer an alternative place for learning while providing a safe, caring environment where students can improve their academic, personal, and social skills to become positive, productive members of society.


Mission Statement


Kinney High School is dedicated to student learning. We believe that all students can learn and be successful in an environment that strives to meet various learning styles, academic abilities and personal needs. We provide this by offering smaller class sizes, by emphasizing personal responsibility and by establishing a safe and nurturing climate that enhances self-esteem.


Kinney High School Expected School Wide Learning Results (ELSRs):


  • Academically Proficient Learners who:

-Meet or exceed the California State Standards in English, Math, Social Studies and Science


  • Critical Thinkers who:

-Use a variety of strategies to produce and complete academic projects

-Read, comprehend and analyze academic text, informational materials and other media

-Have the ability to research solutions

-Apply creative solutions to personal and professional problems


  • Effective Communicators who:

-Write cohesive paragraphs and essays that cite evidence

-Use technology to research, organize and communicate in an effective manner


  • Responsible Citizens who:

-Exhibit good attendance

-Set attainable goals and follow through

-Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively

-Respect diversity

Our Motto is “Be Present, Positive, Productive”

Kinney High School Philosophy

The purpose of Kinney High School is to provide a learning environment that is different from the regular high school in its approach to teaching.  These differences are designed to provide each student with an educational program to meet his/her individual goals.  In addition to completing the requirements for graduation or preparing to pass the HISET, each student will have the opportunity to acquire the values, skills, and knowledge necessary to promote lifelong learning, enhance self-esteem, and become responsible citizens.  Kinney High School will provide all students the opportunities to become effective communicators, having a wide variety of technology skills and opportunities to plan for a variety of careers.


Kinney High school offers an enriched academic program.  Students follow the same state standards and are assessed with the same district-wide tests.  Kinney students are expected to perform the same quality of work in a smaller school setting.  Students must complete 200 credits including an Integrated Math 1 class. Kinney has a class size of no more that 25 students per teacher and an average of 150 students enrolled per day.  Staff and students will treat each other with courtesy and respect.

  1. Teachers and students will work together to plan each student’s course work to accommodate his/her ability and learning style.
  2. The environment will encourage students to develop understanding of ethnic and cultural diversity and promote positive interaction.
  3. The instructional program will provide assessment, prescription, and evaluation based on individual student need and interest.
  4. Varied opportunities will enable students to learn how family, social, and environmental living relates to citizenship and civic responsibility.
  5. Staff will encourage students to earn a high school diploma as preparation for entering college, pursuing occupational training, or seeking employment.
  6. The curriculum will provide instruction leading toward vocational skills and/or economic independence.
  7. The curriculum will emphasize basic skills in all subject areas.
  8. Students will be encouraged to take personal responsibility for their education, attendance, and behavior



Student Expectations


  • Students are to remain on campus during school hours.
  • Students are expected to arrive to class on time.
  • Students shall not loiter or create disturbances while classes are in session.
  • Inappropriate displays of affection are prohibited on campus.
  • Kinney High School dress code must be followed.
  • Respect must be shown for other people and property.
  • Smoking is not allowed anywhere on the campus including all district/student parking lots.
  • Students may not go onto any other Folsom Cordova Unified School District campus without prior permission.
  • Students are to refrain from bringing visitors to Kinney High School.
  • All forms of gambling are prohibited on school grounds.

How Student’s Earn Credits


 One credit is earned for every three weeks of successful completion of course work.  Credits may be earned in three ways:


  1. Students must have good (80% or higher) attendance and complete all classroom work, to earn at a minimum 1.0 credit in the three week period.  If a student misses a day or fails to complete work, they will be required to make it up to earn the full credit for that session.  Students may be required to come before or after school to make-up missing assignments and assessments.  Having good attendance is crucial for class completion.  Failure is NOT an option!  All students are required to stay on task for each class period.


  1. Students may earn credits by challenge examination in subject areas. Must see Counselor for further details.
  2. A student may earn credits by completing homework assignments in addition to earning credits by working in class. To receive homework, the student must

(1) Complete the classroom assignment that day, and

(2) Ask the teacher(s) for homework. 


If a student completes a homework assignment every day in addition to daily work in class, he/she could complete a five (5) credit course in less than a semester.


If a student does not complete the requirements for a class, partial credits if earned will be posted to a student’s transcript.  


Parent/Guardian Participation


Parent/guardian participation is critical for a student’s success at Kinney High School.  Parents are welcome on campus at any time.  Please check into the main office for a visitor pass.  Please take time to do the following to ensure the academic and social success of your child at Kinney High School.

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  1. Check attendance at least once each week by calling one of the numbers above or go to the school website @ and select the PowerSchool Parent icon at the top of the page. Call the main office if you need a password to use PowerSchool Parent portal.


  1. Make sure your student arrives promptly at school.  This means ensuring that your child is up in time to get to school by bus, car or walking. In addition, make sure your child has time for breakfast at home and make it to class on time!



  1. Call the school with any concerns or questions you may have regarding academics or personal issues. 





Regular attendance is one of the most important aspects of a successful experience at Kinney High School.  State law requires daily attendance for youth under the age of 18 or until graduation from high school.


The state recognizes only positive attendance for accounting purposes.  The state no longer recognizes excused absences, which means that the district will receive funding only when students are actually in class.  We must still account for students’ attendance for mandatory attendance purposes.


When a student is late to school, he/she will sign in at the office.  Teachers will follow up with habitual late students according to the tardy policy including a referral to the Assistant Principal for further disciplinary action.


Teachers mark the student late if they arrive less than 30 minutes late.  Teachers mark tardy if they are more than 30 minutes late.  A tardy of 30 minutes or more is the same as a truant period.  Teachers mark absent if they do not come for any portion of the class.  Habitual truants will be placed on an attendance contract and potentially referred to the School Attendance Review Board (SARB).


Students with excused late or tardy will bring an approved note to the office and the records will be updated.


18 Year Old Students/ADULT RIGHTS NOTICE

The Folsom Cordova Unified School District recognizes the legal rights of a student turning eighteen. Under the law, students legally become adults upon reaching their 18th birthday. In matters concerning school, these students may clear their absences with the attendance office, request to receive all grade reports directly rather than having them sent to their parents/guardians, and make their own decisions regarding their education if they so choose.

The school believes that students and parents/guardians must communicate clearly about this issue so that there will be no confusion regarding the student’s privacy rights. Please discuss this issue with your student. It is important that the eighteen year old student understands their responsibility and the consequences of their choices.

  • Students who are 18 and have maintained continuous enrollment may remain at Kinney High School for a 5th year of high school


  •  All 18 year old students must maintain regular attendance, good behavior, and they must demonstrate academic progress  



  • Failure to meet attendance, behavior, and/or academic guidelines will result in student being referred to Adult Education to complete graduation requirements 



  • 18 year olds who sign themselves out of school on a routine basis will be referred to the Adult Education program




Clearing Absences call 916-294-9060


When a student is absent, it is the parent or guardian’s responsibility to report the reason for the absence.  This should be done in writing or by calling the school.  A note should be written in ink and include the following:  a) student’s first and last name; b) date(s), time(s), and reason for the absence(s); and c) signature of the parent or legal guardian.


Early Dismissal


If a student must leave campus during the scheduled day, the parent or guardian must make prior arrangements with the school office either by a phone call, note, or in person. Since the students must attend a minimum of 3-hours per day at Kinney High School it is recommended that medical appointments be scheduled outside of class time.  If a student becomes ill while at school, a parent or other designated person will be notified before the student is dismissed. 18 year old students are not permitted to sign out of school to get lunch because Kinney High School is a closed campus.


Truancy/Tardy Policy

Any student who has been absent from school without a valid excuse for more than three days, or is tardy in excess of thirty minutes on each of three (3) or more days in one school attendance year, shall be regarded as a truant. Students are truant if they are not in their assigned classes even though they are on campus. Students who are continuously tardy will have a SART conference with school administrator and parents/guardians. Students who are truant may be moved to a more appropriate educational setting.


Non-Truant Absences


Non-truant reasons for a student to be absent from school include:

  • Illness
  • Medical appointments
  • Funeral for immediate family member (one day in state, three days out of state)
  • Court Appointments
  • Exclusion for not having proper immunizations (five days only)


Work Permits


Students must secure a job and then come to the office and request a work permit from the administrative assistant. If a student does not maintain regular school attendance, successful academic performance, and satisfactory citizenship, the school must cancel the work permit.  The student must demonstrate regular attendance and academic success before a new work permit can be re-issued.  A student may not work on a day that they are marked absent for school or suspended from school.


Behavior Expectations


Kinney utilizes PBIS, or Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports- which is a proactive approach to establishing a social culture in a school that supports social, emotional, and academic success.  It uses data based decision making to align curriculum and behavioral supports for students and staff.  Behavior expectations are taught, modeled, acknowledged, monitored, and then retaught as necessary.  The goal is to provide practice and reinforcement for all students so that fewer students need intervention.


We are Present, we are Positive, we are Productive, WE ARE COYOTES









SAC Building



Basketball Courts


We are Present

Use professional language


Give full attention


Make positive comments to peers/staff


Use coping skills


Value  property of others

Use appropriate language.


Strive for positive interactions with others.


Follow the dress code.


Honor others’ personal space.



Use professional language and demeanor


Be patient


Say, “Thank you.”


Respect student privacy


Follow staff directions

Eat all your food.


Select healthy foods.


Leave the floor and table clean.


Practice polite table manners.


Be patient.




Keep track of your own belongings and leave others’ alone.


Keep it graffiti free


Clean up after yourself.



Sit in one spot.


Help create an environment where everyone can enjoy the  performance.


Leave food and beverage for another time and place.

We are quiet if a class is in session


Play fair and allow others to play


Take turns


Share the space


Stay off ramps

We are postive

Attend class


Be punctual


Contribute to a positive learning environment


Produce work


Track your progress

Keep track of time.


Apologize if you bump into somebody.


Stay on the sidewalks


Enter with a purpose


Communicate honestly


Use machines correctly



Wait your turn

Practice good table manners


Help maintain the equipment and supplies.




Leave it better than you found it.


Promote health.


Use before school, between classes and at breaks


Honor privacy

Participate appropriately


Thank the presenter(s).


Applaud enthusiastically.


Encourage others to enjoy the presentation.

Clean up after ourselves


Make it to class on time


Keep facilities in order


Return the ball

We are Productive

Sit appropriately in class


Keep my hands to myself


I will respect my peers’ self esteem

Maintain physical space.


Pay attention to others around you.


Keep comments about yourself and others positive.


Keep the hall floors clear.


Maintain orderly behavior.

Use inside voices


Ask for help if you need it


Use equipment properly


Watch your step

Keep yours hands, feet and food to yourself.


Eat only your own food and drink.


Sit on benches and chairs at tables.


Clean up eating area.

Report safety issues.


Wash your hands.


Keep exits clear.

Keep exits clear.


Sit in the designated seating areas promptly.


Leave in an orderly fashion.

We play fair and watch out for others


Share the space


Ride safely and in control


Limit wild throws



Academic Honesty Board Policy 5131.9

The Governing Board believes that academic honesty and personal integrity are fundamental components of a student's education and character development. The Board expects that students will not cheat, lie, plagiarize or commit other acts of academic dishonesty. Students, parents/guardians, staff and administrators shall be responsible for creating and maintaining a positive school climate that encourages honesty. Students found to have committed an act of academic dishonesty shall be subject to disciplinary action, which is appropriate for the violation of this policy. Such action will range from parent notification to suspension.


Student Identification Cards

Picture identification cards will be provided to students.  Each student is required to carry his or her ID while on campus.  Students are required to surrender the I.D. card upon the request of any FCUSD employee.

Closed Campus


Kinney High School is a closed campus, which means:

  • Students may not leave campus without permission from the time they arrive until school is dismissed
  • 18 year old students can not check out for lunch.
  • Students may not visit any other campus during school hours (from one half hour before school until one half hour after school) unless prior arrangements are made
  • A closed campus violation may result in Saturday Session or suspension




Parent visitors are welcome!  Please sign in at the main office and receive a visitor’s badge that must be returned upon leaving campus.

All visitors must check in at the office before going on campus. This includes student visitors as well.


Drug Free Zone


Kinney High School reserves the right to use strategies such as permitting police handlers with sniffer dogs to enter the school in order to detect illegal drug possession or use.  This tactic is one portion of an on-going whole school approach to managing drugs on school premises rather than an isolated action.  This process will be utilized in the event that the school determines there is reasonable evidence of possession or supply of suspected illegal drugs.  In the event of a search, parents and caretakers will be promptly notified after such action has taken place. Any student found to be in possession of, or under the influence of an illegal substance during the search will be cited, disciplined, and offered appropriate support.


Weapon Free Zone

Kinney High School is a drug and weapon free zone.  Enhanced penalties will be applied to anyone prosecuted for drug or weapons violations. The FCUSD School Board prohibits any person other than law enforcement or authorized personnel from possessing weapons, imitation firearms, or dangerous instruments of any kind in school buildings, on school grounds or buses, at school-related or school-sponsored activities away from school, or while going to or coming from school.

Tobacco-Free Policy


The Folsom Cordova Unified School District Board policy: Students shall not possess, smoke or use tobacco, or any product containing tobacco or nicotine, while on campus, while attending school-sponsored activities, or while under the supervision and control of district employees. Prohibited products include, but are not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, miniature cigars, clove cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, snuff, chew packets, and betel. (Education Code 48900, 48901) complies with state law (AB816).  Therefore, the use of tobacco products is prohibited at all times on district property and in district vehicles.  This prohibition applies to all parents, employees, students, visitors, and other persons.

Sunflower Seeds


Sunflower seeds are not permitted on campus, as they are a nuisance to clean up.



Cell Phone Policy

Folsom Cordova Board Policy 5131.10

Possession and Use of Cellular Phones and Other Personal Electronic Signaling Devices




  1. Cell Phones are off and out of site during class time.
  2. Cell phones may be used during the morning break and at lunchtime, but may not be used during a bathroom break.


If a student’s phone rings or a student is caught using his/her phone during class time, the teacher will ask the student to go to the office and turn the phone in, the phone will be returned at the end of the day.


  • 1st violation:  will result in a one-day confiscation and the item will be returned at the end of that school day. The phone may be retrieved after school.


  • 2nd violation:  will result in confiscation of the item, call to parent and pick up at the end of the day.  The item may be retrieved after school.


  • 3rd violation: Confiscated, parent will pick up and student may be required to check in their phone each day at the office.


MP3 players, and i-pods, are allowed on campus, but students must follow teacher’s classroom rules about their use during class time.  Music must be turned down so that others cannot hear the music. 


For state Standardized testing: cell phones and any other electronic items need to be turned into the test proctor. Upon completion of the testing electronic items will be returned to student.


NOTE:  Any items not retrieved after the last day of school will be donated to charity.

Skateboards / Bicycles/ Skates/ Scooter


No skating or bicycling is allowed on campus.  Students who ride bicycles to school should walk the bicycles from the campus entrance to the bicycle rack.  Students are responsible for the security of their own bicycles, skates, skateboards and scooters.  Bicycles and motor scooters must be parked at the bicycle rack, which is on campus.  Students are responsible for the security of their own bicycles.  A lock is recommended. A skateboard rack is in the main office for skateboard lockup.

Sexual Harassment

The Governing Board is committed to maintaining a safe school environment that is free from harassment and discrimination. The Board prohibits sexual harassment of students at school-sponsored or school-related activities. The Board also prohibits retaliatory behavior or action against any person who reports, files a complaint or testifies about, or otherwise supports a complainant in alleging sexual harassment.

The district strongly encourages any student who feels that he/she is being or has been sexually harassed on school grounds or at a school-sponsored or school-related activity by another student or an adult to immediately contact his/her teacher, the principal, or any other available school employee. Any employee who receives a report or observes an incident of sexual harassment shall notify the principal or a district compliance officer.

Use of the Internet


Folsom Cordova Board Policy #6163.4

In order for a student to access the internet at school, each student and parent/guardian must sign an Authorized Internet Use Agreement as part of the registration process. Students have no right to privacy on Kinney High School campus.



Medications:  Prescription and “Over-the-Counter”


Students may not keep medications of any kind in their possession while on campus.  If it is necessary to take medication during school hours, the following conditions will apply:

  • Prescription medications must have a FCUSD Release for Medication in School form completed and signed by both physician and parent or guardian.
  • Over-the-Counter medications must have a FCUSD Parent Release for Non-Prescription (Over-the-Counter) Medication in School form completed and signed by parent or guardian.
  • All medications are to be brought to the school office in original prescription or over-the-counter containers, labeled with the student’s name, where they will be stored in a locked area and administered to the students according to instructions.


Medication release forms are available from the office staff or the school nurse.


Asthma inhalers, Epi Pens, and Insulin may be carried by students and self-administered ONLY with a physician’s written authorization, and completion of the FCUSD Release for Medication in School form.

Food Services


Kinney High School offers a free school breakfast and lunch program.  Students must have a student ID to receive meal service


Personal Property


Neither the school nor the district is responsible for the loss or damage of personal property.  Please do not bring large sums of money or expensive items to school.  Your personal property is your responsibility.  The school district does not carry insurance for the loss of personal property.




Students who violate the dress and grooming code will be required to change clothes.  See Discipline Plan for additional consequences.


Dress for Success Policy


  1. Shoes must be worn at all times.
  2. Pajama’s and bedroom slippers along with flannel lounging pants are prohibited.
  3. One clothing item in either red or blue permitted
  4. Clothing must be worn as it was intended to be worn.  Clothing must fit the individual wearing it and be designed as outerwear.  Shirts must be worn as intended; not one arm only, or wrapped around the students head.


  • Overalls are to be properly fastened over the shoulders.
  • A belt must be tucked into the belt loops or pocket of pants so that it stays in place.
  • No under shirts may be worn as outerwear at any time.
  • Shirts and towels are not to be draped over shoulders, head or carried.
  • Sagging pants below the “hip” are not allowed.  If needed a zip tie will be provided to hold up the pants.
  1. Grooming aids such as hair rollers, picks, shower caps, hairnets, “wave caps”, hair “rags”, and nylon stocking caps are not to be worn at school or be brought to school.
  2. bandanas are not allowed
  3. Sunglasses shall not be worn indoors.
  4. Students are expected to dress modestly so that personal parts of the body and underwear are appropriately covered.  Mid-drifts above the waist will not be allowed.
  5. Students are also expected to wear appropriate under-garments.
  6. Shirts must be worn at all times.
  7. Bathing suits, sports bras, tube tops, halter tops and see-through or fishnet fabrics are not appropriate school attire and may not be worn.  Tank top straps must be at least two (2) finger-widths per the principal’s fingers!
  8. Students’ clothing must be clean and free of offensive odor.
  9. Students’ hair must be clean and well groomed.
  10. Nothing may be attached to the bottom of shoes.
  11. Clothing standards appropriate for shop safety, school activities, or field trips will be determined by the teacher(s) responsible.
  12. Any clothing, jewelry, accessory, notebook, personal belonging, or manner of  grooming, which, by its color, arrangement, trademark, or other attribute, denotes membership in gangs or advocates drug, alcohol, sex or tobacco use, violence, or disruptive behavior is prohibited.


  • Calvin Klein (CK), British Knights (BK), Skin Industries “420”, etc.
  • One pant leg pulled up
  • Old English style lettering
  • Bandannas of any color
  • More than one piece of clothing of Red or Blue
  • Clothing designating area codes (916, 213, 559, 415, 408, etc.) 
  • Clothing with geographical areas (Nor Cal, Cali, South Sac. etc.)
  1. Baseball caps may be worn to school but it is the teacher’s prerogative whether they may be worn in class.  **Baseball caps with certain colors and themes may be in violation of dress code policy.  Ex.  Red and Black Kings Caps, Red “P”, off color team caps, etc.
  2.  A style of dress or clothing with pictorial or written representation of anything  dangerous, illegal, inflammatory, sexual, or vulgar as determined by school  personnel may not be worn (i.e. Backwoods, Laugh Now/Cry Later Masks,  “Players 69”,  “Players clothing”, “Johnny Blaze”, “Pimp”, 8-Ball, dollar signs, Snowman, etc.).
  3.  Clothing, which has graphics, or lettering added will not be permitted.  Do NOT alter your clothing with patches, drawings, names, etc…




The front and back parking lot is reserved for staff and visitors.  Students must park their cars along the street. Students and visitors are not permitted to park in the parking lots across the street from the school or south of the school.  They are on private property and vehicles parked there may be towed at the owner’s expense. 

For the safety of Kinney’s staff and students, all students driving a car to school must possess a valid California driver’s license and at least minimal liability insurance.

For their safety, students crossing Kilgore Road and/or Folsom Blvd. must use the crosswalks provided.

Neither the school district nor the school is responsible for any personal property brought onto school grounds.

Suspension by Teacher (Classroom Suspension)


When a student is suspended from class by a teacher, the student is to report to the office immediately.  In most cases, students will be assigned work detail while they are suspended from that class. Students will be required to make up any work missed during the class suspension.

Search and Seizure


School officials may conduct searches of pupils and their personal belongings while on school property or at school-sponsored events. Searches of pupils and personal belongings will be conducted when there are reasonable grounds to suspect that the search will provide evidence that the pupil is violating the law and/or school regulations. The scope of the search will be related to the objectives of the search, the age and sex of the pupil, and the nature of the violation. By way of example, and not limitation, "personal belongings" includes: backpacks, brief cases, bags, et cetera. Searches are also conducted of school property under joint control. "School property" under joint control includes lockers and desks. Lockers are school property under the joint control of the school and the pupil. There is no expectation of privacy. The District may search lockers, or any other school property under joint control, at any time. Searches may be random and without cause of any kind. Automobiles parked on the school premises or in the school parking lot are subject to search when officials have reason to believe weapons, drugs, or objects prohibited by school policy or state law are contained therein. Canines may be used to search a pupil’s personal belongings and vehicles and school property under joint control. Canine searches will be used to search a pupil’s person when either (1) there are reasonable grounds to suspect a particular pupil of wrongdoing; or (2) the District determines that the school has a drug crisis or problem. Students and/or property (vehicles, backpacks and cell phones, etc.) may be searched for contraband by school personnel in an effort to maintain a safe and orderly school environment where education may be accomplished in an atmosphere of law and order. Any student who leaves school without permission is subject to a search of their property upon their return to school (in the same day). Prospect Community Day conducts safety searches of Students. Our primary interest is to deter Students from bringing inappropriate/dangerous items. Searches may also be conducted at the bus stop; and to or from school. ***Note any items confiscated (which are not against the law) will be returned at the end of the day.

Definitions of Corrective Actions


Discussion:  A staff member verbally informs a student that he/she has violated or is about to violate a school rule or regulation.  In addition, the staff member may warn the student through a written referral that his/her behavior is unacceptable.


Counseling:  The principal, vice principal, counselor, teacher or other staff member provides a helping relationship by analyzing student misbehavior and providing positive steps for correcting the behavior.  Counseling may include holding student in the office for the remainder of a class period.  A parent conference may be required by the teacher, counselor or administrator.


Detention:  Students can be assigned detention by teachers for inappropriate behavior or excessive tardiness. Students serve them before or after school or during break in the teacher classroom.


Class Suspension & Work Detail:  Students who are suspended from class due to classroom behavior are given work detail.


Suspension:  Removal of a student from Kinney High School and all school sponsored activities on and off campus for the purpose of home correction.  Suspension is a disciplinary action for unacceptable behavior on campus and/or at school activities.


Transfer:  A student may be transferred to another campus or program within the Folsom Cordova Unified School District.


Expulsion:  Removal of a student from the instructional program offered by the Folsom Cordova Unified School District.


Due Process


  1. The violation will be reviewed and the student informed of the reason for disciplinary action.


  1. The student will be permitted to discuss the violation and to present information on his/her own behalf.


  1. In the event the infraction by students results in suspension, expulsion, or an alternative placement the student/parent has a right to a conference/hearing within a specified time as prescribed by law.




Letter to Parents regarding family life and sex education program


Dear Parent/Guardian:


          The Folsom-Cordova Unified School District has a comprehensive program of instruction in family living and sex education (Family Life) for students in grades seven and ten.  We believe that young people’s attitudes and behaviors regarding relationships and sex are often dependent upon what they have learned in life from their parents, teachers, relatives, counselors, and peers.  It is our hope that, after participating in Family Life instruction, students will choose to abstain from sexual activity, develop the knowledge and skills to protect their sexual and reproductive health, and develop healthy attitudes concerning adolescent growth and development, body image, relationships and family.

          Family Life education includes instruction in, but not limited to, the male and female reproductive system, pregnancy, growth and development, contraception, sexually transmitted infections, including Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), and the newborn surrender law.  All instruction and materials are age appropriate, factual, medically accurate and objective, and encourage students to communicate with his or her parents or guardians about human sexuality.  Family Life instruction is taught by a teacher and the school nurse with specific training in these areas.

          The Folsom Cordova Unified School District encourages students to communicate with their parents or guardians about human sexuality and HIV/AIDS and respects the rights of parents or guardians to supervise their children’s education on these subjects.  While parents and guardians overwhelmingly support medically accurate, comprehensive sex education, parents and guardians have the ultimate responsibility for imparting values regarding human sexuality to their children. As the student’s parent or guardian, you may request in writing that your son or daughter not receive all or part of the Family Life or HIV/AIDS education.  If you elect to do so, please send your written request to:


Kinney High School

2710 Kilgore Road

Rancho Cordova, CA   95670


Due to the nature of a continuation high school, the Family Life material is taught frequently through out the year.  Parents may contact the Health and Family Life teacher directly to confirm the dates of instruction.


As the student’s parent or guardian, you have a right to review written and audiovisual materials used in the Family Life Program.  For parents and guardians of high school students, these materials will be available in the library. 


If you have any questions concerning the information contained in this letter, please contact:  Allen Sims, Principal (916) 294-9060.


Additional information may be obtained by requesting a copy of Chapter 5.6 of the California Education Code, available from the Folsom Cordova Unified School District Health Programs office at:

1965 Birkmont Drive

Rancho Cordova, CA  95742

Phone: (916)294-9000 ex102300


Nondiscrimination Statement


The Folsom Cordova Unified School District prohibits discrimination, intimidation, harassment (including sexual harassment) or bullying based on a person’s actual or perceived ancestry, color, disability, race or ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or gender expression, immigration status, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.  For concerns/questions or complaints, contact Title IX Coordinator(s), Equity Compliance Officer(s) and Section 504 Coordinator(s) :

Donald Ogden, Associate Superintendent – Human Resources

916-294-9000 ext. 104410

Jim Huber, ED. D., Assistant Superintendent – Educational Services

916-294-9000 ext. 104625

Shannon Diaz, Director of Compliance (Investigator)

916-294-9000 ext. 104620

1965 Birkmont Drive,

Rancho Cordova, CA 96742


The Governing Board is committed to maintaining a safe school environment that is free from harassment and discrimination.  The Board prohibits sexual harassment of students at school-sponsored or school-related activities.  The Board also prohibits retaliatory behavior or action against any person, who reports, files a complaint or testifies about, or otherwise supports a complainant in alleging sexual harassment. (BP 5145.7)

A complaint concerning unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying may be filed only be a person who alleges that he/she personally suffered unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying or by a person who believes that an individual or any specific class of individuals has been subjected to it. The complaint shall be initiated no later than six months from the date when the alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying occurred, or six months from the date when the complaint first obtained knowledge of the facts of the alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying.  However, upon written request by the complainant, the Superintendent or designee may extend the filing period for up to 90 days. (5 CCR 4630)

Complaint Procedures


*The procedures and forms indicated can be found on our district website at: