Codes & Policies

The family handbook includes the NP3 mission, vision and detailed information on our codes and policies. Click here to view our family handbook.

Attendance – Students are expected to attend school daily. Consistent daily attendance is critical for a student’s academic success. The State of California considers ten days of absence for one school year (for any reason) excessive. Excessive absences will result in a parent/guardian conference.  If a parent/guardian conference does not result in an improvement in a student’s attendance, the parents/legal guardians will receive a SARB (School Attendance Review Board) letter and the student’s enrollment at NP3 will be considered for dismissal.

Tardy Procedure – Students are expected to be in class seated at their desk for the start of each class. When a student’s tardiness has a negative impact on the student’s academic achievement, is causing a negative impact on the instruction of others, or is a repetitive disruption, the teacher will inform the student’s Advisory teacher. The Advisory teacher will contact the parent and if necessary hold an attendance conference.   The State of California considers three tardy’s equal to a 1 day absence.  Therefore, excessive tardy’s will result in a parent/guardian conference.  If a parent/guardian conference does not result in an improvement in a student’s attendance, the parents/legal guardians will receive a SARB (School Attendance Review Board) letter and the student’s enrollment at NP3 will be considered for dismissal.

Parents are asked whenever possible to make appointments for their student outside of the school day. California Education Code 48205 states that a student may be excused legally from school when the absence is due to:

  • Personal illness or injury.
  • Quarantine under the direction of a county or city health office.
  • Medical, dental, optometric, or chiropractic services.
  • Attendance at funeral services for a member of the immediate family.
  • Jury duty.
  • Pupil is the custodial parent of a child who is ill or has a medical appointment during school hours.
  • Justifiable personal reasons, including, but not limited to, an appearance in court, attendance at a funeral service, observance of a holiday or ceremony of his or her religion, attendance at religious retreats, or attendance at an employment conference, when the pupil’s absence has been requested in writing by the parent or guardian and approved by the principal or a designated representative.
  • For the purpose of serving as a member of a precinct board for an election.
  • Exclusion for failure to present evidence of immunization.
  • Exclusion from school because student is either the carrier of a contagious disease or not immunized for a contagious disease.

Absence Procedure – When a student is absent, the parent/guardian is to call the office on the day of the absence (High/Middle (916) 567-5740, Elementary (916) 575-7557). A written note stating the reason and date(s) of the absence(s) is also required on the day the student returns to school.  Again, Students who are absent more than 10 times are in violation of California Education Code

Early Dismissal – Students leaving campus early must be signed out in the office by the parent/guardian or an adult identified on the student’s Emergency Card with a note from the student’s parent/guardian. Parents/Guardians are asked, when possible to schedule all appointments outside of the school day. Teachers are to keep students in class until notified by the office to release the student. Please do not text student during class time.

While not recommended, students may bring electronic devices (i.e. cell phones, IPods etc.) to school. They may be used before school, during passing periods, lunch and after school. Phones and other electronic devices are to be off during class time. Students may not use electronic devices without permission during class time. Teachers may ask students to check in their cell electronic devices at the start of class. Teachers will take all efforts possible to safe-guard the collected items. NP3 is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged electronics.

Consequences

On the 1st offense the electronic device will be confiscated and secured in the principal’s office. After a conference with the Principal the device will be returned to the student. On the 2nd offense the device will be confiscated and will only be returned to the student’s parent/guardian. On the 3rd offense the device will be confiscated, returned to the parent/guardian and the student will not be allowed to bring the device to school for the remainder of the year.

Parents are not to call or text student’s cell phones during the school day. Parents wishing to contact their student during the day should call the front office at 916-567-5740.

All students are expected to wear clothes that are neat, clean, in good condition and fitting appropriately for conventional school standards.

Dress Considered Acceptable:

Tops:

  • Students may wear sweatshirts, sweaters, collared shirts or blouses. Students may also wear any v-neck shirts that are any color or design.
  • T-shirts that are plain black or orange, have a college logo, or have NP3 on it.
  • Tops must cover the midriff.

Bottoms:

  • Pants of any material (except sweats or athletic pants) are acceptable as long as they fit at the natural waist.
  • Leggings are acceptable when they are worn underneath a tunic, dress, skirt or shorts.
  • Skirts and shorts (except sweats or athletic shorts) of any material may be worn. These should fit at the natural waist and be at least fingertip length.

Hats and Hoods:

  • Hats and hoods may only be worn outdoors.

Shoes:

  • Shoes must be worn at all times. While acceptable, flip-flops and backless shoes are discouraged due to safety concerns.

Dress Considered Unacceptable:

Tops:

  • Spaghetti straps are not acceptable.
  • Students may not wear shirts that are low cut, oversized or excessively tight.
  • Sleeveless shirts, tank tops or cami tops are not acceptable.
  • Athletic attire is not acceptable. This includes warm-ups and jerseys.

Bottoms:

  • Students may not wear bottoms that are sagging or excessively tight.
  • Leggings and tights may not be worn (unless underneath a dress)
  • Students may not wear bottoms that are ripped, torn or frayed, including pants and shorts that are purchased with intentional rips or fraying.
  • Athletic attire is not acceptable. This includes sweats, warm-ups, and athletic shorts.

Hats and Hoods:

  • Hats and hoods may not be worn indoors.

Belts:

  • Students may not wear belts that dangle or chains.

Other:

  • No article of clothing (or other belonging) may promote drugs, alcohol, violence, racism or discrimination.
  • Leggings that are worn under ripped, torn or frayed clothing is not acceptable (ripped, torn, or frayed clothing is not accepted at any time).

T-shirt Fridays

In addition to the acceptable t-shirt policy listed above, any t-shirt may be worn on Friday as long as it does not promote alcohol, drugs, violence, racism or discrimination. T-shirts may not be low cut, oversized or excessively tight.

All other aspects of the dress code policy still apply.

The administration reserves the right to make a determination that an item of clothing, a logo or other style or fashion statements is disruptive or inappropriate to student learning or safety. Students in violation of the dress code policy will be required to call home and borrow loaner clothes and will not be allowed to attend class until appropriately dressed. Loaner clothes are in exchange for an item such as a cell phone until the clothing items are returned.  Students may also be asked to attend a detention for dress code violation.