Antelope Valley Union High School District

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No Discrimination! No Harassment!

ATTENTION STUDENTS and EMPLOYEES!
   Sexual Harassment and discrimination is Prohibited by Law!
 
The Governing Board is committed to maintaining an educational environment that is free from harassment. The Board prohibits sexual harassment of students by other students, employees or other persons, at school or at school-sponsored or school-related activities. The Board also prohibits retaliatory behavior or action against persons who complain, testify, assist or otherwise participate in the complaint process established pursuant to this policy and the administrative regulation.
 
For all employees, applicants and students, District programs and activities shall be free from harassment, discrimination,intimidation and bullying based on gender, gender identity, gender expression race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation or the perception of one or more of such characteristics.
 
Types of conduct which are prohibited in the district and which may constitute sexual harassment include, but are not limited to:
 
Unwelcome leering, sexual flirtations or propositions. Sexual slurs, epithets, threats, verbal abuse, derogatory comments or sexually degrading descriptions. Graphic verbal comments about an individual's body, or overly personal conversation. Sexual jokes, notes, stories, drawings, pictures or gestures. Spreading sexual rumors. Teasing or sexual remarks about students enrolled in a predominantly single-gender class. Massaging, grabbing, fondling, stroking or brushing the body. Touching an individual's body or clothes in a sexual way. Purposefully cornering or blocking normal movements. Displaying sexually suggestive objects.
 
The Board shall promote programs which ensure that discriminatory practices are eliminated in all district activities. The Antelope Valley Union High School District Governing Board is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education.
 
If you or someone you know is being discriminated against or harassed sexually, please contact any administrator at your site or you may bypass the administrator if that person is the harasser, and contact:


Brett Neal, Assistant Superintendent, Personnel Services at (661) 948-7655 ext 216,
Antelope Valley Union High School District Administrative Offices
44811 Sierra Highway, Lancaster, CA 93534

or

Cheri Kreitz, Director of Student Services, at (661) 729-2321
AVUHSD Student Services Office,
548 West Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster, CA 93534.
 

Please see the informational flyers attached below AND go to www.avdistrict.org/nobullying for more Anti-Bullying Resources!
 
 
 
HOMELESS STUDENT ENROLLMENT INFORMATION
You are guaranteed enrollment in school by the federal McKinney-Vento Act and California state law!

YOU CAN ENROLL IN SCHOOL!

Even if you have:

  • Uncertain housing
  • A temporary address
  • No permanent physical address

 

You are guaranteed enrollment in school by the federal McKinney-Vento Act and California state law if you live:

  • In a shelter (family, domestic violence, or youth shelter or transitional living program)
  • In a motel, hotel, or weekly rate housing
  • In a house or apartment with more than one family because of economic hardship or loss
  • In an abandoned building, in a car, at a campground, or on the street
  • In temporary foster care or with an adult who is not your parent or guardian
  • In substandard housing (without electricity, water, or heat)
  • With friends or family because you are a runaway or an unaccompanied youth

 

To enroll in or attend school if you live under any of these conditions, you do NOT need to provide:

  • Proof of residency
  • Immunization records or tuberculosis skin-test results
  • School records
  • Legal guardianship papers


You may:
  • Participate fully in all school activities and programs for which you are eligible.
  • Continue to attend the school in which you were last enrolled even if you have moved away from that school's attendance zone or district.
  • Receive transportation from your current residence back to your school of origin.
  • Qualify automatically for child nutrition programs (free and reduced-price lunches and other district food programs).
  • Contact the district liaison to resolve any disputes that arise during the enrollment process.


Parents' responsibilities are to:

  • Make sure your child attends school regularly and completes homework and projects on time.
  • Attend parent/teacher conferences, Back-to-School Nights, and other school-related activities.
  • Stay informed of school rules, regulations, and activities.
  • Participate in school advisory/decision-making activities.


For questions about enrolling in school or for assistance with school enrollment, contact:

Your local school district liaison:

Cheri Kreitz, Director
Student Services, AVUHSD 
548 West Lancaster Blvd, Lancaster CA  93534
Phone (661) 729-2321

Your county liaison for the homeless:
Melissa Schoonmaker L.C.S.W. Homeless Consultant Los Angeles County Office of Education 12830 Columbia Way - Room 376 Downey CA 90242   {
Phone (562)401-5397

Your state coordinator for the homeless:
Leanne Wheeler State Coordinator California Department of Education 1430 N Street, Suite 6208 Sacramento, California 95814
Phone: (866) 856-8214

 

 

 

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY SCHOOLS and  EMPLOYER  The Antelope Valley Union High School District is  committed to offering  an employment and educational environment free from discrimination with respect to race, color, national origin, ancestry,  religious  creed, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental   disability,  medical condition,  veteran status, gender, actual or perceived sexual  orientation,  or  any other  unlawful consideration.

Diversity is one of the defining strengths of America, and the diversity of the Antelope Valley Union High School District workforce is essential in the preparation of our students with academic, technical, and work-related skills necessary for success in the 21st century. To accomplish this undertaking, it is essential that we have a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community we serve and educate. The Antelope Valley Union High School District is committed to recruiting, hiring, and retaining highly qualified employees who not only represent our community, but are also dedicated to creating a culture of inclusion that values each individual and promotes collaboration and fairness.