Active Citizenship

Forest Lawn High School is a learning community that believes that all members need to play an active role in ensuring everyone's rights are protected. To do this, everyone must assume the responsibilities expected of them through their role in the community. 

FLHS administration and staff are tasked with ensuring that every student in our learning community has the right to access their education in a safe and welcoming environment. As well, every member of our learning community; student or staff, has the right to feel safe and secure. 

We work hard to foster a culture of inclusivity where we accept every member for who they are and we believe that our differences, as much as our commonalities, make us stronger as a collective. Each member brings something to the community that makes us all stronger and greater as a result.

We are strongest when we all take ownership for our community and each other and act when necessary. We rely on students to do what is right and to look out for one another. We cannot keep our school safe if we do not all take an active role in this task. 

At times it is very difficult to 'do the right thing' but it doesn't mean we can walk away from something we know could potentially harm the greater community simply because it is difficult to come forward. Students, as well as staff, have a responsibility in keeping each other safe. When you know something is wrong—act! When you have information that could save time, energy and resources—act! When you have information that could help—act! Come forward out support from your parent or another adult if you feel you don't have the courage to act alone, but regardless—ACT! 

Being a bystander, seeing and not doing, is just as wrong as being actively involved in a situation that may harm others in our learning community. Claiming you did nothing wrong will not get you far...the key words here are "did nothing". 

Putting yourself in front of a problem may cause you some repercussions, but putting yourself behind a problem will ALWAYS cause you repercussions. 

Chances are, if something makes you uncomfortable, or your gut tells you it isn't right—it isn't. On some level you know when things are right and wrong. You have a responsibility as a member of our community to come forward in these cases. 

Students are not alone at Forest Lawn High School. Administration and staff are committed to supporting our students and doing all that is possible to support each one. Seeking our help, or having your parent seek our help on your behalf, will ensure that although you may face some consequences that aren't pleasant at times, you will not face those consequences alone. 

High school is a time to make mistakes in the safest environment possible. Not one of us is perfect and we will all make mistakes and even make poor choices. Learning from these mistakes and moving forward in a more positive manner is the key to growing and succeeding.

Titan Classroom Expectations

IF …..


You attend full time and engage with your assigned work

You will enjoy your courses and move forward in your journey to graduation

You invest your efforts and stay positive

You will be a stronger, more resilient student with good relationships and lots of success

You are being bullied or need help in any way

You will talk to a staff member and you will get help

You are on a bathroom break

You will be required to verify your teachers permission to do so and your teacher will monitor your time

If you need more time to complete work or are struggling academically

You will work with your teacher to develop a schedule you can follow. You will be asked and expected to attend some tutorials and remedial opportunities

You are consistently late more than 5 minutes

You will be asked to wait outside the class door until an appropriate time to enter occurs. You will work with your teacher to solve these types of problems.

You are absent more than 5 times

Your parents or guardians will be called to see how we can all help

You are absent more than 10 times

The school administration will call and send mail to your home to see how we can all help and get your parents checked into PowerSchool for detailed, real time monitoring

You come late and take extended breaks and/or leave early such that you are absent for more than half the class

Your teacher will have the discretion to mark you absent for the entire period

You are found to be absent from class without parent permission and/or you are disturbing the work of others

You will be assigned for block 5 after school

You miss block 5 when required

You will be required to meet with your administrator and develop a plan for success or collaborative intervention prior to returning to you classes

Your plans for success are not being followed or are proving to be ineffective

You will be added to a monitoring plan for daily or weekly check ins with a support team (admin, counselor, outside agencies, system supports)

You are asked to leave class

You will be suspended from that class for one day.  You will report to the office for the remainder of the period and the administration and teacher will conduct a follow up meeting

Any issues in the class can not be resolved between the teacher and student

The school administration will intervene and generate a plan for success or remediation that includes parents and guardians

**Any instance that creates a classroom suspension, conduct issue or attendance challenge is logged and tracked in PowerSchool.  The tracking is brought forward each time a conduct issue occurs.


Top 10 Reasons for Calling Home

Teachers, Counselor and Administrators stay in contact with parents or guardians via email or phone for the following common reasons.

  • Student has never come to class (no show), or has stopped attending class
  • Student takes long breaks from class and/or arrives consistently late
  • Student is involved in an injury, accident or altercation involving the safety of others
  • Student is failing the class due to lack of effort or excess difficulty with the content level
  • Student is inattentive to the course work or instruction due to being on their mobile device
  • Student is missing multiple assignments
  • Student needs to register for next year’s classes and next level program choices
  • Parent teacher interview invitations
  • Student is thinking about withdrawing from a class against their best interest
  • Student is being a bully or displaying general lack of engagement in the class setting

Helping Parents and Guardians Help You

When we communicate with your parents we will provide instructions to improve their monitoring.

  • A how to guide for parent PowerSchool access to monitor attendance and grades in real time.
  • Verification of all contact information and updates as required
  • Invitations for in person meetings at the school
  • Information about block 5 requirements and needs
  • Group email conversations with all your teachers and parent/guardians
  • Discussion about appropriate course placements, schedule changes and graduation planning

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