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20 days ago

June 22, 2020

The SUHSD Board of Trustees will hold our June meeting  on Wednesday, June 24 at 4:00 pm as a Zoom  Webinar. This is also our Public Hearing for the adoption of our 2020-21 Budget. The public hearing is scheduled for 5:00 pm 

Public Zoom link to the meeting: 

https://sisuhsd.zoom.us/j/94273664324

Or iPhone one-tap :     US: +16699009128,,94273664324#  or +12532158782,,94273664324# Or Telephone:    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):        US: +1 669 900 9128  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 646 558 8656  or +1 301 715 8592    

 Webinar ID: 942 7366 4324    

 The meeting public agenda link is here: 

April 4, 2020

Dear Students and Parents,

I would like to take the opportunity to assure students and parents that although our campuses are closed, we remain committed to providing quality educational experiences and opportunities for all of our students. Through our Distance Learning Program, we will keep our students connected to their schools and teachers and help them avoid the sense of isolation that these unprecedented times have created. While our primary purpose will be to provide our students with connections to their schools and teachers, we will also provide academic continuity, tutoring and academic support, social emotional support and counseling, college and career guidance, and a variety of online group activities. We realize that there are questions regarding grading and credits for graduation and college entrance, activities such as athletics, performances, and graduations. We will be making decisions about these important issues and activities as further information and direction comes from the county and state. We encourage students and families to follow all of the stay at home and social distancing orders so we can beat this pandemic and eventually return to our normal lives and activities. We care about our students, families, and staff and hope that everyone stays healthy and safe. 

Sincerely 

Mike Matheson


SUHSD 2019-20 Budget and LCAP Documents

TITLE IX POLICY AND PROCEDURE

3 months ago

Title IX

Title IX is a federal law that was passed in 1972 to ensure that male and female students and employees in educational settings are treated equally and fairly. It protects against discrimination based on sex (including sexual harassment). In addition, Title IX protects transgender students and students who do not conform to gender stereotypes. State law also prohibits discrimination based on gender (sex), gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation. The preamble to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states that:

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”


Title IX Coordinator

Mike Matheson, District Superintendent, is the Title IX Coordinator for the Siskiyou Union High School District. 
He can be reached by telephone at 
530-926-3006 or by email at mmatheson@sisuhsd.net




Students' Rights Under Title IX


Federal Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 ("Title IX"), implemented at 34 C.F.R. 106.31, subd. (a), provides that no person shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any academic, extracurricular, research, occupational training, or other education program or activity operated by a recipient which receives federal financial assistance. Relevant here, Title IX requires school districts to take immediate and appropriate action to investigate when it knows or reasonably should know of a possible Title IX violation.

Students' Rights Pursuant to Education Code Section 221.8

Education Code Section 221.8 provides as follows:

The following list of rights, which are based on the relevant provisions of the federal regulations implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. ss 1681 et seq.), may be used by the department for purposes of Section 221.6:

  1. You have the rights to fair and equitable treatment and you shall not be discriminated against based on your sex.
  2. You have the right to be provided with an equitable opportunity to participate in all academic extracurricular activities, including athletics.
  3. You have the right to inquire of the athletic director of your school as to the athletic opportunities offered by the school.
  4. You have the right to apply for athletic scholarships.
  5. You have the right to receive equitable treatment and benefits in the provision of all of the following:
    1. Equipment and supplies.
    2. Scheduling of games and practices.
    3. Transportation and daily allowances.
    4. Access to tutoring.
    5. Coaching.
    6. Locker rooms.
    7. Practice and competitive facilities.
    8. Medical and training facilities and services.
    9. Publicity.
  6. You have the right to have access to a gender equity coordinator to answer questions regarding gender equity laws.
  7. You have the right to contact the State Department of Education and the California Interscholastic Federation to access information on gender equity laws. 
  8. You have the right to file a confidential discrimination complaint with the United States Office for Civil Rights or the State Department of Education if you believe you have been discriminated against or if you believe you have received unequal treatment on the basis of your sex.
  9. You have the right to pursue civil remedies if you have been discriminated against.
  10. You have the right to be protected against retaliation if you file a discrimination complaint. 

Title IX requires the Siskiyou Union High School District to take immediate and appropriate action to investigate when it knows or reasonably should know of a possible Title IX violation.

How to file a complaint


Complaints pertaining to Title IX issues should be filed by utilizing the Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP) as identified in California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Sections 4600 et. seq. 

Helpful Links


Participation Census Link

California Department of Education-

Equal Opportunity & Access

US Department of Education Office of Civil Rights

Office for Civil Rights

Title IX Rights section 221.8

Rights

Attendance Matters

10 months ago

By Mike Matheson

STUDENT ATTENDANCE MATTERS

The Siskiyou Union High School District is committed to providing all students with an engaging and enjoyable educational experience so they can prepare for their future career and college experiences. Student attendance matters. Last year over 20% of our students were Chronically absent, meaning they missed more than 10% or 16 days of school. As a school community, we must improve this so our call to action is to ensure all students work to achieve an absenteeism rate of less than 5% or 8 days per school year. We need to work together to accomplish this for our students. Please start by reviewing  the following documents that outline the importance of attendance and how we can work to achieve this important goal for our students.