Online Student Handbook
Student and Parent/Guardian Handbook 2021-22
Welcome to the Ballard High School Online Student Handbook for the School Year 2021-22. We are committed to creating a supportive community that helps each and every student to prepare for college and life in an ever changing world.
This handbook is intended to support the success of each student at Ballard High School. The information included in this handbook will be useful over the course of the school year. Of most immediate importance will be the information regarding resources, bell schedules, and academic requirements for graduation. Policies and procedures are subject to change.
Online Student Handbook
Administrators and Contact List
Ballard High School
1418 NW 65th St, Seattle, WA 98117
Main Office: 206-252-1000 | Fax: 206-252-1001
Office Hours 8am – 4:30pm
The school building remains closed to visitors including parents/guardians other than approved vaccinated volunteers. Please wait outside the building and call the Main Office. This is a District policy.
Acting Principal/Assistant Principal
- Laura Roesener A- F, O-Z, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sonja Petersen A – Ci, email@example.com
- Sarah Bowman Cj – Han, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tom Kramer Hao – Mci, | Head Counselor | email@example.com
- Gail Olson-Laing Mcj – Sch, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Leti Bravo Sci – Z, email@example.com
- Counseling Secretary | Carol Bristol, firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit the Ballard HS Bell Schedule page for the most current school bell schedules.
- Activity Coordinator | Laura Lehni at email@example.com
- Athletic Director | Eric Ensign, firstname.lastname@example.org
- HS Success Coordinators:
- Head Custodian | Young Wong 206-252-1133, email@example.com
- Teacher-Librarian | TuesD Chambers, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Nurse | Laurie Tirtanadi 206-252-1007, email@example.com
- Nicole Garrie, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Service Learning Contact | Carol Bristol, email@example.com
- Speech | Cindy Nitz, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Teen Health Center | Sailau Tuitele- Office Manager 206-781-6400 or 206-390-3355, email@example.com
- Administrative Secretary | Cindy Peterson -206-252-1000, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Asst./Athletics Secretary | Bethany Nielcen email@example.com 206-252-1000
- Attendance Secretary | Alice March, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Counseling Secretary | Carol Bristol, email@example.com
- Fiscal Specialist | Karen Kazanjian, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Registrar | Kim Nickerson 206-252-1105, email@example.com
- Testing Coordinator (SAT, PSAT, AP) | Michael Broom, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Security Office | Dan DeLong 206-252-1110, email@example.com
Creating a Culture of Belonging at Ballard High School
At Ballard High School, we are committed to providing a safe and supportive learning environment where all students feel like they belong. This means that all students are expected to be respectful to one another and NOT to engage in behaviors that demean or target others on the basis of race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, appearance, etc.
Examples of these behaviors include:
• Derogatory comments made during classroom discussion that target a person’s racial identity, sexual orientation, gender, ability, etc.;
• References which negatively single out certain people based on a person’s racial identity, sexual orientation, gender, ability, etc.;
• Racial slurs or stereotyping; nicknames for other groups based on a person’s racial identity, sexual orientation, gender, ability, etc.; and
• Circulating identity-based memes or videos, etc. on social media. By posting or forwarding these ideas, you are spreading them.
What do I need to know?
• Behaviors that occur outside of school hours, or on social media, become a school problem when they make any student feel targeted or uncomfortable at school. The school has a responsibility to address these situations and may treat them as disciplinary incidents;
• Content that you post on social media never goes away in terms of the impact it can have on others and yourself; and
• Even when you mean something as a joke, demeaning other people is never funny and always a problem. Your friend whose group is the subject of the joke might laugh or say that it’s okay, but there is a good chance that they just don’t want to be known as the person who “always gets mad” or “is too sensitive.”
How do I combat racism and other forms of prejudice?
• Refuse to forward or “like” other people’s demeaning comments on social media, and un-follow people who do make these posts;
• Call out put-downs. “That’s a stereotype” or “That isn’t funny” allow you to take a stand without getting into a long argument with people;
• Remember that no one ever knows what other people experience. Telling people to not take themselves so seriously, or to get a thicker skin, is a way of shifting the problem onto the victim and excusing the offender;
• Report inappropriate behaviors to an adult at school;
• Learn about experiences and perspectives that are different from yours. You can do this by
watching movies, reading books and articles, engaging in thoughtful discussions, etc.;
• You can also learn more by attending meetings of groups like Multicultural Club, Black Student
Union, Latinx/Hispanic Student Union, Students and Teachers Against Racism, and Gay-Straight
• Speak out at staff/student meetings of the Race and Equity Team (RET), Continuous School
Improvement Plan Team (CSIP), or Building Leadership Team (BLT).
What about freedom of speech?
Although you have the freedom to express your opinions, there is a difference between stating an opinion in a civil, respectful manner, and making comments that are meant to devalue others and provoke strong reactions. The school has a responsibility to make sure all students feel safe, so any behavior is problematic if it makes people feel unsafe or unwelcome.
What if I hear an inappropriate comment that I’m not comfortable addressing?
Tell an adult. This could be the teacher in whose class you heard the comments, as they may be able to effectively address the issue right away. You can also talk to a counselor or administrator, who will also address the issue.
Because student discipline is confidential, school staff cannot follow up with harassment victims by telling them “what happened to the offender.” However, the policy below will give you an idea of the range of consequences we will apply.
What happens when an identity-based incident occurs?
We strongly condemn behaviors that make anyone uncomfortable at school and will work to make this message clear. At the same time, we believe that behavior incidents of this nature offer a “teachable moment” in which the offending student will have a chance to think about and change their attitudes and behavior.
• Parent contact, with possible parent-student-administrator conference; and
• The school will communicate issues with staff, students, and the community as appropriate per
Other potential consequences:
• Assignment of a research project and reflection related to the incident;
• Assignment of a playlist related to racism or identity prejudice, followed by a reflection paper;
• Restorative meeting set up with offender and harmed person(s); this will happen only with the
agreement of the harmed person(s);
• Meeting between a student/staff team, the offending student, and a family member about the
specific behavior and its impact on others;
• In-house or at-home suspension; and
• Community service with an organization that serves the group that was targeted.
What is the staff commitment? – We are committed to nurturing an environment of safety and belonging. However, like our students, we are learning and growing in this area, and we make mistakes. If something happens with a staff member that makes you uncomfortable, please let them know at an appropriate time. If you don’t want to talk to the person on your own (or at all), let a counselor or administrator know, and they will address your concern with the staff member.
Ballard staff and administration will seek further training in issues of race and equity; restorative justice; mediation; acknowledging our own biases; and the impact of white privilege.
- Art Dept. Head | Gina O’Neill, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Business Dept. Head | Mary Jereczek, email@example.com
- CTE/Vocational Education Dept. Head | John Foster, firstname.lastname@example.org
- English Learners (EL) Dept. Head | Christina Russell, email@example.com
- Family & Consumer Science Dept. Head | Marcia Lalonde, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Health & Fitness Dept. Head | Tami Reese, email@example.com
- Language Arts Dept. Head | Kristin Storey, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Library Dept. Head | TuesD Chambers, email@example.com
- Math Dept. Head | Janine Logsdon, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Music Dept. Head | Courtney Rowley, email@example.com
- Science Dept. Head | India Carlson, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Social Studies Dept. Head | Kira Franz-Knight, email@example.com
- Special Education (High Incidence) Dept. Head | Melissa Baron, firstname.lastname@example.org & Joe Bushek, email@example.com
- Special Education (Low Incidence) Dept. Head | Robyn Maddess, firstname.lastname@example.org & Jim Auld, email@example.com
- World Languages Dept. Head | Eileen Yardley, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Academy of Finance | Eric Blazevic, email@example.com
- Biotech Academy | Yarek Rivers firstname.lastname@example.org
Digital Filmmaking Program | Steven Bradford, email@example.com
- Project Lead the Way (Engineering) | Brian Connolly, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Maritime Academy | John Foster, email@example.com & Noam Gundle, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Talisman Newspaper | Michael Smith, email@example.com
- Shingle Yearbook | Michael Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org
Attendance Procedures, 2021-22
Student absences can only be excused by a note signed by parent or guardian or by email from parent/guardian. Absences cannot be excused by phone.
Excuse Note or email – An excuse note must be turned in to the Attendance Office or an email sent to Alice March in the Attendance Office at email@example.com within 3 school days of the absence. A note or email received after the third day will be noted as a “Late Note” and is not excused. Unacceptable reasons will not be excused and will be noted as “Not Excused”. Phone calls do not excuse an absence.
However, if this is an extended absence of 2 or more days, you may wish to contact the Counseling Office for assistance to contact teachers for assignments and please complete a Pre-Arranged Absence Form
Please visit the BHS Attendance page for more detailed and complete BHS Attendance Procedures and Forms.
School Communication Resources | School Year 2021-22
View all the ways that Ballard High School communicates with families.
Schoology, Microsoft Teams, The Source, School Messenger, Talking Point Texts, School Website, PTSA Weekly Newsletter and BHS Social Media Accounts (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook).
We also have our Ballard Performing Arts (BPA) Newsletter, School Paper Talisman too!
Virtual Classroom Resources
|Parents and students use Schoology to see assignments, teacher announcements, reminders and calendars. Schoology is the primary communication tool used for assignments and class details.|
|Microsoft Teams |
Virtual Classrooms & Community
Visit Office 365
|Students, teachers, and staff may interact in virtual classrooms using Microsoft Teams districtwide to support remote learning. A consolidated calendar is available to view as well. Teams integrates with our existing systems and learning platforms, including Schoology.|
|The Source |
Student and Family Resource
Visit The Source
|The primary way that parents and students can check on their grades, attendance, and the Source has a link to SchoolPay, which is an easy way to electronically pay for school-related fees.|
|School Messenger |
Important announcements from the Principal
|Time‐sensitive or other critical announcements are sent from School Messenger from Principal Wynkoop.Note: All BHS families are automatically on the distribution for School Messenger.|
|Text messages can also be sent via TalkingPoints to Ballard HS families. TalkingPoints is a two-way translated texting option for schools to communicate with families.|
|Ballard High School Website |
News and resources for BHS families. Visit BHS Website
|The BHS website provides up to date news and information at BHS and from the district. Keep up with the latest announcements, calendar events, featured news, school bulletin and resources conveniently from any desktop or mobile device.|
|PTSA Weekly Newsletter |
All-School and Community News. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
|The BHS PTSA Weekly Newsletter is a PTSA member volunteer run informational newsletter that is emailed to subscribed families and students with important upcoming information as well as sports, clubs, library events, performing arts, community news and more!|
|School Social Media Accounts |
Instagram | Twitter | Facebook
Additional ways to connect
|Follow the many BHS Instagram and BHS Twitter accounts to stay connected with the latest happenings on our Social Media page. In addition, SPS, PTSA and Performing Arts each have a Facebook account. Note: Students are not required to have social media accounts to receive school information or participate in school activities.|
Important Dates 2021-22
Visit the BHS Online Event Calendar for more school specific event information.
SPS Techline | Resource Links
- Technology Support for Families | Quick Links (Source, Schoology, Office 365)
- SPS Email Student Checklist
- SPS Student Username and Password
- How to Access SPS Online Resources From Home Video
Student Username and Password Login Information
Visit the Seattle Public Schools Student Username and Password FAQ page for helpful information.
Students who need help with their SPS laptop at home
To log onto student laptops , students enter their SPS username Example: 1jrsmith and password. If students are unable to log on or need assistance call the support number at: 206-252- 0100. Staffed Mon- Fri 7am – 4pm if line is busy you can leave a voice mail or email email@example.com, email box.
Source Assistance, login questions, password resets email firstname.lastname@example.org. Refer to this page: Source Resource Page. Schoology Resources for both Students/Parents, view Schoology LMS Page.
Students Accessing Schoology
Username format is 1[1st initial] [middle initial] [ last name]. Default passwords birth date: mmddyyyy. Reset your password the first time you log in : passwords must be 7 characters.
Use Firefox or Chrome
- Go to the Seattle Public Schools or the BHS Home page ( www.seattleschools.org, or ballardhs.seattleschools.org).
- From the top black Tool Bar Menu at the top, Dropdown “Students” and select Schoology.
- Select “Schoology.” NOTE: If using a SPS device, you will be automatically logged in.
IF NOT: you will be prompted to log in; and email@example.com to your district username.
- You will be redirected to a Microsoft page, where you will be prompted to enter your password.
- Once in Schoology, the button for your Courses is at the top of the page.
Social Emotional Learning Skills
Social-emotional learning (SEL) is a top priority. Teachers provide instruction, coaching, and opportunities to practice the following social emotional skills:
• identifying strengths, feelings and needs
• seeking to understand others
• building cooperative relationships
• critical thinking
• decision making
• working through challenges
Together, parents/guardians and teachers can identify students’ strengths, needs, and culturally responsive practices for continued social emotional skill development.
Visit the SPS Social Emotional Learning Skills page for more helpful information.
Counseling Department Information & Recommendations
Be sure to select the counselor that is assigned to the part of the alphabet that correlates to your last name, and use your school email address when booking. Appointments are scheduled at least 24 hours in advance.
1. If you need an unofficial transcript, please email Ms. Bristol; firstname.lastname@example.org to request one.
2. If your application is on Common App & Coalition platform, add your School Counselor to your profile on the platform. Your school counselor will send your transcript for you directly through that platform (depending on the school – i.e. UW does not require a transcript).
Ballard HS Counselors
The BHS Counselors work with students to help them develop strategies for success in academics, social skills, and in considering their post-high school plans and career options. Students are assigned by the their last name.
Counselors work with students to explain the credit system, help select courses, monitor progress toward achieving graduation requirements, explore interests, and make plans for college application and career options.
Visit the Counseling Center page for details about upcoming events, news, college visits and scholarship opportunities. Seniors can visit the Applying to College page for answers to commonly asked questions about applying to college both 4 year and 2 year as well as upcoming events and opportunities for seniors.
Report Cards and Progress Reports
Semester report cards are posted on The Source. Semester grades are posted to the official transcript. Mid-term progress reports are issued at the middle of each semester and these grades are for information only.
Grades of A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+ and D indicate credit earned in a class. An E grade indicates course failure and results in no credit earned. If a student wishes to take a class for a Pass/No Pass grade, this must be requested by the fifth week of the semester and may be chosen for only one course per semester. Students who are withdrawn from a class after the fifth week of the semester will earn an “E” on their transcript for that course unless the withdrawal is due to a move to another school. Classes dropped after the 10th day of the semester but before the 5th week of the semester will result in a “W” on the student’s transcript. Incompletes are rarely given and must be completed within six school weeks of the end of the grading period or the Incomplete will become an E grade. All classes earn .50 semester credit, except for TA (teacher assistant) positions which earn .25 semester credit.
Percent (%) grading scale: A=93-100, A- =90-92, B+=87-89, B=83-86, B-=80-82, C+=77-79, C=73-76, C-=70-72, D+=67-69, D=60-66, E=0-59
Weighted Class Rank
Class rank is an indicator requested by some colleges and universities, scholarship programs, and some employers. A weighted class rank system is intended to recognize students who take more rigorous academic courses. These include courses designated as Honors (H), Advanced Placement (AP), College in the High School (CIHS) and Running Start (HRS). Honors courses earn a half weighting point; AP, CIHS, and HRS courses earn a full weighting point. The weighted ranking process does not affect the GPA. The highest attainable GPA is 4.0 (WAC 180-57-050). Valedictorian(s) and Salutatorian(s) are based on cumulative weighted rank as of 1st semester senior year.
Ballard High School Valedictorian/Salutatorian Policy
Ballard’s Valedictorian must :
1. Have the highest weighted Class Rank after the first semester of the senior year. Additional courses taken beyond the six-period day will not be counted towards the calculation of the student’s Class Rank for purposes of determining Valedictorian, except in the case of Running Start courses, for which all credits through fall quarter of senior year will be counted.
2. Have been a full-time student (six classes each semester) on Ballard’s campus, including Running Start courses, all four years
3. Have no “E” or “N” grades on the transcript.
4. Have no Teacher or Office Assistant classes on transcript
Ballard’s Salutatorian(s) must:
1. Have the second highest weighted Class Rank after the first semester of the senior year. Additional courses taken beyond the six-period day will not be counted towards the calculation of the student’s Class Rank for purposes of determining Salutatorian, except in the case of Running Start courses, for which all credits through fall quarter of senior year will be counted.
2. Have been a full-time student (six classes each semester) on Ballard’s campus, including Running Start courses, for at least three years
3. Have no “E” or “N” grades on the transcript
4. Have no Teacher or Office Assistant classes on transcript
A minimum of 24.00 credits are required to graduate. Students must meet the graduation requirements of their “Class of” designation, as assigned in grade 9. This is never altered regardless of the year of actual graduation (i.e., early or late completion of graduation requirements).
High School Credit for Middle School Courses
High School credit is available for some pre-approved middle school courses. Requests for credit must be received by the end of the student’s senior year. See your counselor for details.
Making Up a Required Course
Ballard High School Course Catalog 2021-22
You must get approval BEFORE taking any classes through external providers (i.e. BYU, Red Comet, etc.) and most requests are denied. Please consult your counselor, if you are considering taking a class through anyone other than Seattle Public Schools.
Ballard High School Course Catalog 2021-22
Although we cannot require course fees, having students pay them allows us to offer a much more rich and engaging class experience. Students who qualify for free or reduced-price meals may qualify for discount or no costs.
Refer to our BHS Academic Deadlines for the School Year 2021-22 on the Academic Deadlines page.
Learn more about BHS Assessments and Testing as well as references to Seattle Public Schools and other helpful resources on the Assessments Overview page.
Ballard HS Service Learning Program
Service Learning Contact | Ms. Bristol | 206-252-1014 | email@example.com
Service Learning Requirements
One of the graduation requirements for Seattle Public Schools is 60 hours of Service Learning. Service learning is giving time, without pay, to a non-profit or government agency.
Service learning allows students to learn and to apply academic, social and personal skills through activities. Students make a difference and address authentic community needs. As part of service learning, students are asked to reflect and report on their experiences. Visit the BHS Service Learning page for current updates and forms.
In order to play on a school sports team, students must have earned a grade point of 2.0 or higher in 5 subjects during the previous semester of school. Continuing eligibility will require a student athlete to earn no less than a 2.0 grade point average in five subject areas (2.5 credits) as reported on their current report card. TA classes, lab assistants and PE waivers cannot be counted as one of the five classes for eligibility.
NCAA Athletic Eligibility
Students interested in participating in college athletics after high school need to be aware that additional academic courses are required for eligibility and not all courses are approved for NCAA eligibility. Student athletes must also register with the NCAA Eligibility Center, preferably during the junior year. Visit the NCAA Eligibility Center Website and see the athletic director or your counselor for more information.
Visit the BHS Athletic Directory page for a complete listing of sports, coaches and contact information.
Visit the ASB page for more information regarding ASB Cards and ASB student announcements.
ASB/Activity Cards – All students who tryout/participate in a Ballard athletic team or perform in a music group must purchase a BHS Activity Card for $35.00. Paying the fee also allows students to receive free admission to BHS home games (except Football). They will also get a discount on the price of a Yearbook and activities like school dances. Parents may pay online via The Source/School Pay. One check may be made for both the yearbook and activity card.
Yearbooks – Yearbook sales dates are established in accordance with state tax policies. Yearbooks are sold online through the Source/SchoolPay. No Yearbook sales between May and Beaver Day. Pre-Sold Yearbooks will be distributed on Beaver Day. Yearbook sales resume the Monday following Beaver Day until books are sold out.
Transportation – For Metro bus schedules online contact King County Metro Schedules and Maps or call Metro Rider Information at 206-553-3000, Service TTY 206-684-1739. METRO lost and found number is 206-553-3090. The SPS district transportation office number is 206-252-0900 or visit the SPS Transportation page for more information.
ORCA Cards – Visit the ORCA Card webpage for more information.
Can students drive to school?
Yes, but students cannot park in the staff parking lot by the tennis courts. They must park on the street.
The Ballard High School PTSA promotes and supports the social, emotional, and academic well-being of all students. The work we do raises funds that provide academic opportunities; teacher and staff support; and backing for student activities.
You can make a difference! The PTSA is you, me and all of the parents/guardians, students and staff dedicated to the educational development and success of all students. Become a member today! Contact the firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or visit the links below.
Please sign up for our PTSA Newsletter for weekly updated school news and information at email@example.com.
No Volunteers in Buildings 2021-22
Previous Years For Reference
Student visitors must submit a visitor form and secure permission from an administrator at least three days in advance of the visit. Permission forms are in the Main Office and should be picked up at least one week in advance of the requested visit date. Arrangements for a visitor’s pass are good for one day only. Children under the age of 14 will not be permitted at school. The building is closed to all student visitors the first ten (10) days of each semester, the last fifteen (15) days of each semester, the five (5) days prior to mid- term examinations, and the first five (5) days prior to and the five (5) days after winter, mid-winter, and spring vacation. Babysitting younger children will not be permitted. Students bringing younger children to school will be asked to take them home. Ballard High School reserves the right to deny permission for visits.
Grade 8 grade students may shadow a Ballard HS student during the month of February only. Both the grade 8 student and the BHS student must complete paperwork, including their Assistant Principal’s signature. This paperwork needs to be turned into the office 3 days in advance of the shadowing date.
Ballard HS invites appropriate visitors from the community. Parents, guardians, participants in school programs and representatives from agencies are expected to check in at the Main Office and wear a visitor’s badge while on campus. Classroom visitors should be scheduled at least three days in advance through the appropriate teacher and administrator. Ballard HS reserves the right to deny permission for visits.
Online Safety and Responsibly | High School Students Online Safety
Visit the SPS Online Safety and Responsibility page for additional online safety tips and information for families and students as well as any updates.
- Tell someone if someone has bullied you online
- Keep everything if someone is mean to you or bullies you online
- Don’t engage
- Don’t pass on embarrassing photos or posts about others
- Don’t do or say anything online that you wouldn’t offline
- Don’t share your personal info, even if someone offers something for free
- Don’t share your password with anyone
- Use tough passwords and change them frequently
Tip: Use words you can remember easily but spell them incorrectly
- Think and pause before clicking
- Watch out for “too good to be true” offers
- Social Media posts can come back to haunt you later in life.
- Use settings or options to make all of your social media profiles private.
- Make sure you are using strict privacy settings on services such as Instagram and Facebook.
Read Common Sense: Instagram app review and Facebook app review
Location Services on Cell Phones
Common Sense Media Location Services Information
- Turn off location services to prevent apps from tracking your location.
- Location-sharing apps also are big targets for advertisers who want to make you a customer.
Student Network Use Agreement
All students with individual network accounts will be required to accept the Seattle Public Schools’ network use agreement electronically when they first log on to the district network and when there are changes to the agreement. Read more about the Network Agreement and find forms.
Seattle Public Schools Network & Computer Use Agreement
Use of the Seattle Public Schools network is a privilege (Vol 1.0 7/5/19). You must read and agree to follow the network rules below to use your network account. SPS makes available to students access to computers and the Internet. Through the Internet students may have access to databases, Web sites, and sometimes email. Students might also publish online. Students are expected to use computers and the Internet responsibly and for school related purposes only.
Use of the Seattle Public Schools network is a privilege. Violations of conditions of use may result in that privilege being taken away in whole or in part by school district personnel. All other related student policies are applicable and other consequences including suspension or expulsion may follow.
Please review the “Student Rights and Responsibilities” pamphlet.
As a condition of my right to use the Seattle Public Schools Internet service, I
understand and agree with the following:
I will use computing resources responsibly.
• I will use the Internet and other computer resources for academic activities only.
• I will only play educational games authorized by my teacher, instructor, or librarian.
• I will follow the guidelines for printing set by my teacher or school.
• I will only save material in my folder appropriate for educational use.
• I will not transmit or deliberately access obscene, indecent, harassing, defamatory, or otherwise
offensive material in any form.
I will use computing resources safely
• I will not give out my name, picture, address, e-mail, or any other personally identifying
• I will only access chat rooms, bulletin boards, blogs, or post to an Internet site with explicit
• I will not share my password with others.
I will use computing resources respectfully
• I will not deliberately attempt to harm or destroy data on any system on the network or internet.
• I will not damage computer equipment or alter computer settings.
• I will not alter other students’ files.
I will use computing resources in a manner that respects the intellectual property of
• I will not install, store, or distribute unauthorized software or materials.
• I will turn in work that I have created myself. If I borrow or copy material from other sources, I
will properly cite those sources.
I understand that:
• I am responsible for what is done on my computer account.
• School district personnel have the right to review any material sent, mailed, or accessed through
a District computer or District provided network account. School district personnel have the right
to inspect all material stored on a District computer. By accepting these terms and conditions,
students waive any right to privacy or confidentiality to material that was created, sent, accessed,
or stored using a District computer or District provided network account.
• District personnel can edit or remove any material that it believes may be unlawful, obscene,
indecent, harassing, or otherwise objectionable.
• The district does not promise that the functions of the internet service will meet any specific
requirements you may have, or that the Internet service will be error-free or uninterrupted.
• I cannot use computing resources to violate district policies, federal and state laws.
• District administrators have the final say on what constitutes a violation of internet policies.
Those violations include but are not limited to all bulleted points in this agreement.
Read more about the Network Agreement and find forms.
Student Work Honesty & Plagiarism Policy
Students are expected to be honest about what is theirs: ideas, writing, work, and the representation of themselves. To this end, Ballard High School is adopting this policy to ensure that student work is, indeed, their own so that teachers can know how best to meet the needs of their students and to be able to assess their progress in their education. Honesty is: Doing your own work, crediting others words, pictures, facts or ideas, keeping your eyes on your own work, helping, not copying, using electronic sources with integrity.
Because cheating in any of its forms is detrimental to the educational process, the following disciplinary procedure will be followed for our school. Any student who cheats will be disciplined. Please review the individual syllabus for each class and the District Standard Practices. District Offenses are as follows:
1st Offense: Rewrite paper or make up test
2nd Offense: Lose credit for paper or test
3rd Offense: Lose credit for paper or test and school-based consequences
NOTE: The class need not be the same one in which the second instance of cheating occurred.
2021-22 Rules, Rights and Responsibilities
These rules supplement the rights and responsibilities, limitations and due process accorded each student enrolled in the Seattle School District.
Students are responsible for adhering to all the rules and responsibilities as stated in the following pamphlets and posted on the SPS website and located outside the BHS Main Office.
Can’t Find What You Are Looking For?
Email me with tips on information you would like located here or better ways to support your searches on the Ballard HS website. Diane Taylor, BHS Website Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you!