You are responsible for what is checked out on your record.
Library Books You may check out as many books as you like at a time. Library books may be checked out for 3 weeks. You may renew as many times as you like. Fine for late books = 10 cents / day. Must have current student ID.
Textbooks Must have current student ID Must be enrolled in the class Must be returned in acceptable condition Due no later than the end of the school year Five dollar late fine for any materials left on library or textbook record after last day of school
Textbooks and Library Books Textbooks and library books are the property of North High School and are available for checkout for enrolled students with a current student identification card.
Textbooks are the books assigned by the teacher to the class as a whole to be read in support of the curriculum. This includes core and supplemental reading novels.
All textbooks are to be returned by the end of the school year, when a student is no longer enrolled in the class for which he has checked out a textbook, or when the textbook is to be replaced with a different edition or book at the teacher’s request. Students who fail to return materials that have been checked out to them directly to the library by the last day of the school year will be assessed a $5 late fee.
Each student is issued one copy of the textbook(s) requested by the teacher for the course. Some courses do not require textbooks. Unless specified in a student’s IEP (Individualized Education Plan) or 504 Plan, under doctor’s orders, or requested by Administration, students are not issued more than one copy of the same textbook.
Students are responsible for the materials checked out on their library/textbook record. Students are expected to keep the materials checked out to them in acceptable condition. Students are expected to review books issued to them for damages. Any damage to or graffiti in the book needs be reported before the student leaves the textbook window or immediately upon discovery in order for a replacement copy to be issued without charge.
Students are expected to pay the replacement cost of lost books and/or books that are damaged beyond repair and/or that cannot be reissued to another student. Students who return books with damage and/or graffiti that is capable of being repaired and reissued will be charged a repair fee commensurate with the damage incurred. If a student is unable to afford the cost of the book(s), payment plans or voluntary work programs in lieu of payment are available. In accordance with California Education Code 48904(b)(1), North High School may withhold the grades, diploma, and/or transcript of the student responsible for the loss or damage.
Library books are the freely chosen and checked out books in the library proper.
Library books are checked out for three-week periods. Students may renew library books before the due date for an additional three weeks and for as many three-week periods as needed during the current school year until the final due date in June. A ten-cent fine will be imposed for each library book for each day it is late past its due date. Lost or damaged library books are subject to the same replacement policies as textbooks noted above.
Library Materials Refund Policy
Students are responsible for the items on their library circulation record. Students are required to pay for lost or damaged books. Payment for damaged books will not be refunded.
If the item a student paid for is returned to the library in good condition, the Library will contact the student in order to issue a refund. If the student is no longer enrolled at North High School, the Library will mail a letter of intent to refund the money to the student address on file with our Student Information System. All refund recipients must have picture identification. If a student is unable to pick up the refund in person, he may send a family member in his place. The family member must have a student identification card or a legal document in the student’s name.
The Library cannot guarantee a refund beyond six months of notification. Notation of payments will be dropped from our computer system after four years from the date of receipt.
Torrance Unified School District Acceptable Use Policy
The TUSD strongly believes in the educational value of electronic services and recognizes the potential of such to support our curriculum and student learning. We are pleased to announce that electronic information services are available to students and teachers in our District. Our goal in providing this service is to promote educational excellence by facilitating resource sharing, innovation, and communication. Listed below are terms and guidelines for appropriate use of technology. If any user does not follow these guidelines, access to the information service may be denied and the user may be subject to disciplinary or legal action. (Possible disciplinary action may include: Parent conference, removal from class, restitution, suspension, refer to Police Department, adjustment transfer to another school. TUSD Administrative Rule 441.) 1. Privileges The use of the information system is a privilege, not a right, and inappropriate use will result in a cancellation of those privileges. All decisions, related to the cancellation, are subject to the District’s review process. The administration, staff, or faculty of the Torrance Unified School District may deny, revoke, or suspend specific user accounts.
2. Acceptable Use The use of the assigned account must be in support of education and research and with the educational goals and objectives of the Torrance Unified School District. The user is personally responsible for this provision at all times when using the electronic information service a. Use of other organization’s networks or computing resources must comply with rules appropriate to that network. b. Transmission of any material in violation of any United States or other state organizations is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to: copyrighted materials, threatening or obscene material, or material protected by trade secret. c. Use of unauthorized commercial activities is not acceptable. d. Use of product advertisement or political lobbying is prohibited. e. Use of the network that incurs expense to the District is prohibited. f. Unauthorized installing of any software or data is prohibited.
3. District Responsibilities/Limitations a. The District will take prudent steps to develop, implement and maintain security procedures to insure the integrity of individual and District files. The District cannot guarantee that information on any computer system will be secure from other users. b. The District will attempt to provide error free and dependable access to technology resources associated with the network. c. The District will not be held liable for any information that may be lost, damaged, or unavailable due to technical or other difficulties. d. The District cannot be held liable for the accuracy of information available through its services.
4. Web Policy a. Teacher/Staff Web Pages. Teachers may establish Web pages for use with class activities or that provide a resource for other teachers. Teachers will be responsible for maintaining their class or educational resource sites. Teacher Web pages will be developed in such a manner as to reflect well upon the District and school. b. Student and Extracurricular Organization Web Pages. Students may create a web site as part of a class activity. Material presented on a student class activity Web site must meet the educational objectives of the class activity. Material presented on extracurricular pages must relate specifically to organization activities. c. Online Identification – Middle School/High School. To recognize student achievement and success, images of students and their work may be displayed on Web pages. Images of students, student work, and student achievement will only be identified by first name and last initial. Student grades may be displayed by I.D. number. Signed parent permission must be obtained if students are to be identified beyond these guidelines. d. Online Identification – Elementary School. To recognize student achievement and success, images of students and their work may be displayed on Web pages. Images of students, student work, and student achievement will only be displayed with signed positive parent/guardian permission. e. It will not be considered a violation of a user’s right to free speech to require the removal of material that fails to meet established educational objectives or that is in violation of this ISP or student disciplinary policy.
5. Personal Responsibility a. As a representative of this school, the user will accept personal responsibility for reporting any misuse of the network to a teacher, administrator or supervisor. Misuse can come in many forms, but is commonly viewed as any message(s) sent or received that indicate or suggest pornography, unethical or illegal solicitation, racism, sexism and inappropriate language. b. Security on any computer system is a high priority because there are so many users. If the user identifies a security problem, notify an administrator at once. Never demonstrate the problem to other users. Never use another individual’s account without written permission from that person. All use of the system must be under the user’s own account. Any user identified as a security risk will be denied access to the information system. c. Vandalism is defined as any malicious attempt to harm or destroy data of another user or any other agencies or networks that are connected to the system. This includes, but is not limited to, the uploading or creation of computer viruses. Any vandalism will result in the loss of computer services, disciplinary action, and/or legal referral.
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