CKM values academic integrity as an essential component of academic excellence. Students are expected to be truthful and ethical in pursuing their learning and demonstrating their knowledge and skills.
Academic dishonesty is an act of deception in which the student claims credit for work or effort of another person or uses unauthorized materials or fabricated information in any academic work.
The CKM Student Handbook lists school rules, policies, and procedures that every student and parent need to know. The handbook is printed in the front part of every student’s school planner.
Listed below are excerpts from the handbook which answer some of the most frequently asked questions posed by students and parents.
School dress code
For specific guidelines on student dress at school, see “Dress Code” on page 8 of the student handbook, which specifically defines and addresses:
Length of pants, shorts, and skirts
Wearing pants, shorts, and skirts below the waistline
Hats and other head coverings
Clothing with objectionable phrases or pictures
Clothing that promotes substance abuse, gambling, and weapons
Gang- or fraternity-related apparel or paraphernalia
Sunglasses and hair accessories
CKM athletic team shirts, class shirts or any shirts or pants with the CKM logo are allowed any day of the week. Solid red clothing or clothing with red as the predominant color are not allowed. Every Friday is School Spirit Day. Freshmen may wear yellow, sophomores may wear green, juniors may wear blue and seniors may wear cardinal/burgundy as a way of showing CKM school pride.
Students who are inappropriately dressed will be (1) asked to change; (2) asked to call parents to bring appropriate clothing; or (3) placed in in-house suspension for the remainder of the day. Repeated violation of the dress code may result in additional disciplinary action.
Dance dress code and behavior
The school dress code is enforced at school dances. Students who violate the dress code may be prohibited from entering the dance venue. Freak dancing and other suggestive movements are strictly prohibited at dances. Students may be expelled from the dance if they engage in inappropriate dancing.
For information related to attendance, see “Attendance Policy” on page 8 of the Student Handbook.
For information on how to clear absences and avoid truancy notifications, please see the letter from the SCUSD Enrollment Center.
The Annual Parent and Student Rights Notification and Standards of Behavior lists the district’s rules, policies, programs, and procedures. The district follows uniform complaint procedures when addressing complaints.