Student Advocacy Services

Attendance, Enrollment & Registration

Absences, Compulsory Attendance & Truancy

Excused Absence Definitions:

1. Excused Absence or Valid Excuse" means an absence resulting from:

  • an illness;
  • a death of a family member or close friend
  • a documented medical appointment
  • a family emergency;
  • an approved school activity;
  • a pre-approved family activity or travel, consistent with District policy. In determining whether to pre-approve a family activity or travel as a valid excuse, the district shall approve the absence if the District determines that the absence will not adversely impact the student's education; or other absences may be considered as "valid excuses" as determined by the school.

2. "Truant" is an absence without a valid excuse or an excused absence.
Therefore, a student is considered "truant" when he or she is absent from school without a valid excuse.

3. "Habitual Truant" is a student, 12 years of age or older, who fails to cooperate with efforts on the part of designated school authorities to resolve the student's attendance prob1em(s) and/or has been absent without a "valid excuse" for ten (10) or more times during the school year.


Compulsory Education Violation (Ages: 6-14)
(Utah Code 53A-11-101.5)

A designated school administrator may issue a "Notice of Compulsory Education Violation" to a parent/guardian of a student, who is between six (6) and fourteen (14) years of age, if the student is truant (absent without a valid excuse) at least five (5) times during the school year. This "Compulsory Education Notice" shall include the following:

1. Direct the parent/guardian to meet with a designated school administrator to discuss the student's attendance problem and cooperate with the District to secure regular attendance by the student.

2. State that it is a Class B misdemeanor for the student's parent to intentionally or recklessly fail to meet with the school administration to discuss the student's attendance problems (or) to fail to prevent the student from being truant an additional five (5) more times during the remainder of the school year.


Habitual Truancy (Ages 12-16)
Notice of Truancy (Utah Code 53-A-11-101. 7)

A designated school administrator may issue a "Notice of Truancy" to a student, twelve (12) years of age or older, who has been truant (absent without a valid excuse) five (5) times during the school year. This "Notice of Truancy" shall include the following:

1. Direct the student and his/her parents/guardian to meet with a designated school administrator and cooperate with the school in securing regular attendance.

2. Establish a procedure for the student and or parent to appeal the absences, which have resulted in the "Notice of Truancy."

Habitual Truant Citation (Utah Code 53-A-11-101.7)

A designated school administrator may issue a "Habitual Truant Citation" to a student, twelve (12) years of age or older, who has been absent without a valid excuse for ten (10) or more times during one school year. This Citation will be issued only after reasonable efforts have been made by the school to resolve the school attendance problems. After issuing a "Habitual Truant Citation," the school shall then refer the habitual truant to juvenile court. The habitual truant is then subject to the jurisdiction of the juvenile court.

Address Declaration

ADDRESS DECLARATION

Address Declarations are completed if you cannot provide a proof of residence for enrollment purposes. This form must be notarized. The District has notaries available please call 801-737-7450 for more information. If neither of them are available, you will need to take the form and have it notarized. All public libraries and many banks/credit unions have notaries. Our Weber County Public Library located at 2464 Jefferson Avenue in Ogden has a notary public on site for free.

  • Complete the form.
  • Do not sign the form until you are in front of the Notary and he/she witnesses your signature.

Address Declaration of Residency English/Spanish

USBE Proof of Residency Model Procedures English

USBE Proof of Residency Model Procedures Spanish

Boundary Exception & School Choice Procedures

BOUNDARY EXCEPTION:

  1. All students may attend their designated neighborhood school without consideration of enrollment capacity. Students who wish to attend a school other than their resident school may submit a Standard Open Enrollment Application to their school of choice during the early enrollment period, December 1 through the third Friday in February, for the upcoming school year.
  2. A student may request a late enrollment period transfer by submitting the same form at any other time of year.
  3. For students with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), appropriate district placement in a special education class will be reviewed and determined by the IEP team and receive approval from the Director of Special Education before a boundary exception is approved.
  4. Some district optional programs require submission of a separate application to the program and not a Standard Open Enrollment Application. Contact information for applications to district optional programs will be available at the school site.
  5. Principals will not approve Late Enrollment Period Applications until after October 1 of the school year the student is requesting to attend.

STANDARD OPEN ENROLLMENT APPLICATIONS AND TRANSFERS:

  1. Students who wish to attend a school other than their resident school may submit a Standard Open Enrollment Application.
  2. A non-refundable $5.00 processing fee payable to the school of choice site may be charged when the application is submitted.
  3. A student’s application may be denied or a student may be excluded from enrollment based on:
  1. Unavailability of space in a building or capacity in a program (last enrolled; first excluded);
  2. Unavailability of a program the student requires.
  3. The student having committed serious infractions of the law or school rules, including rules of the district in which enrollment is sought, or having been guilty of chronic misbehavior which would, if it were to continue after the student was admitted, endanger persons or property, cause serious disruption in the school, or place unreasonable burdens on school staff.
  4. Poor attendance in the boundary school
  5. Poor academic performance in the boundary school
  1. Students with prior behavior problems may be accepted with certain provisions. Conditions under which enrollment of such a student would be permitted may be established by the requested school in writing.
  2. The parents or guardians of transfer students are responsible for the student’s transportation to and from school except as provided in Utah Code.
  3. False or misleading information regarding residence, legal guardianship, or other pertinent information will result in revocation of the student’s enrollment.
  4. Student participation in interscholastic competition will be regulated by rules established by the Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA) and the Utah State Board of Education (USBE). It is the parent or guardian’s responsibility to verify and resolve any issues regarding their student’s eligibility with UHSAA.
  5. If a student is denied enrollment or continued enrollment under this policy, an appeal may be made to the OSD Student Advocacy Services. Contact the Student Advocacy Services Department at 801.737.7290 for information about appeals and enrollment options.

EARLY ENROLLMENT PERIOD APPLICATIONS

The early enrollment period begins December 1 and continues through the third Friday in February. Prior to November 30 of each school year, the Superintendent or designee(s) will designate which schools will be available for open enrollment during the upcoming year.

  1. Some schools declared “open” during the early enrollment period, may be at capacity and unable to accept students after the window closes. The principal will deny applications if space is unavailable or programs are at capacity.
  2. Applications are available at each school site and Student Advocacy Services Department, 1950 Monroe Blvd. Ogden, UT 84401, Building 1 Suite 106. They must be completed and submitted to the school of choice site by the deadline of the third Friday in February.
    1. Schools should send a copy of the completed form to Student Advocacy Services on or before March 31st.
    2. Student Advocacy Services will verify the geocode information.
  3. Early enrollment transfer requests do not require a release from the student’s resident district.
  4. After the early enrollment period deadline passes, the principal will either accept or deny early enrollment applications. Principals will notify the students and parents in writing on or before March 31 of approval or denial of the application.
  5. Schools may not create waiting lists of students who were not accepted during the early enrollment period.
  6. Once enrolled, the student may remain enrolled in that school, subject to the same rules and standards as resident students, without renewed application as long as he or she complies with district rules and standards.
  7. The principal will notify students who are currently enrolled by March 15 if they are to be excluded for the next year due to the student’s unwillingness to follow rules, policies, or for suspension or expulsion.
  8. As the student moves from elementary to junior high school, an application must be made for the junior high school of choice. As the student moves from junior high school to high school, an application must be made for the high school of choice.

KINDERGARTEN EARLY ENROLLMENT PERIOD APPLICATIONS

Starting with the 2018-2019 school year, there will be an early enrollment period for students entering Kindergarten in Ogden School District. The early enrollment period for Kindergarten will begin April 16 - April 27, 2018 (last Friday in April). All elementary schools will be designated as “open” for the upcoming school year.

  1. Some schools declared “open” during the early enrollment period, may be at capacity and unable to accept students after the window closes. The principal will deny applications if space is unavailable or programs are at capacity.
  2. Applications are available at each school site and Student Advocacy Services Department, 1950 Monroe Blvd. Ogden, UT 84401, Building 1 Suite 106. They must be completed and submitted to the school of choice site by the deadline of the last Friday in April.
    1. Schools should send a copy of the completed form to Student Advocacy Services on or before May 18th).
    2. Student Advocacy Services will verify the geocode information.
  3. Early enrollment transfer requests do not require a release from the student’s resident district.
  4. After the early enrollment period deadline passes, the principal will either accept or deny early enrollment applications. Principals will notify the students and parents in writing on or before May 18 of approval or denial of the application.
  5. Schools may not create waiting lists of students who were not accepted during the early enrollment period.
  6. Once enrolled, the student may remain enrolled in that school, subject to the same rules and standards as resident students, without renewed application as long as he or she complies with district rules and standards.
  7. As the student moves from elementary to junior high school, an application must be made for the junior high school of choice. As the student moves from junior high school to high school, an application must be made for the high school of choice.

LATE ENROLLMENT PERIOD APPLICATIONS:

  1. Late Enrollment Period Transfer Applications may be submitted to the school principal at any time during the current school year, or after April 1 for the next school year.
  2. Once enrolled, the student may remain enrolled in that school, subject to the same rules and standards as resident students, without renewed application as long as he or she complies with district rules and standards and as long as space is available.
  3. The principal will notify students who are currently enrolled by March 15 if they are to be excluded for the next year due to unavailability of space or program capacity; the student’s unwillingness to follow rules and policies; or for suspension/expulsion.
  4. Guest status is only valid for the current school level (i.e., elementary, jr. high, high school) As the student moves from elementary to junior high school, a new application must be made for the junior high school of choice. As the student moves from junior high school to high school, an application must be made for the high school of choice.
  5. Principals will not approve Late Enrollment Period Applications until after October 1 of the school year the student is applying to attend. The principal will determine if space is available to accommodate the request.
    1. For any student who applies late (after February 16th) for school choice, the following needs to occur:
  • A copy of the Late Application needs to be sent to Student Advocacy Services
  • The student must be put on a waiting list (not to be accepted before October 1st)
    • Principals will not approve Late Enrollment Applications until after October 1st of the school year the student is requesting to attend.
  1. A student on a Late Enrollment Period Transfer may have his/her transfer rejected during the school year if the student does not comply with district disciplinary, attendance policies, school rules or as a result of being suspended or expelled from school.
  2. Students granted a Late Enrollment Period Transfer who live outside the district boundaries, must obtain a release from their resident district.

SCHOOL CHOICE APPEALS PROCESS:

  1. Denial of initial or continuing enrollment in a nonresident school may be appealed. The parent or guardian of the student may appeal the denial to Student Advocacy Services. An appeal must be filed within ten (10) school days of the date of the written notice of the denial or rejection of the transfer. A written statement indicating their intent to appeal and describing the reasons for appeal.
  2. The request for an appeal will be accompanied by a copy of the written notice denying the transfer, a statement of the facts surrounding the denial, and the reasons the appellant seeks to have the denial reversed.
  3. The request for appeal may also include relevant legal authority or argument.
  4. The Assistant Superintendent of Student Advocacy Services will review the appeal and make a decision within 10 school days of receipt of the written request for an appeal.
  5. Notice of the decision will be mailed to the appellant.

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Foreign Exchange Students

Notice to agencies applying to place Foreign Exchange students
2017-18 School year

Notice to our agency partners:

January 15, 2017 - Agency Assurance Forms will be accepted for District approval. If you would like the opportunity to place a student in our District you may submit an Assurance Form to Valerie Hansen, Student Services. Please include your CSIET Certificate if your agency has one.

Ogden School District anticipates being allocated eight spots for Foreign Exchange Students for the 2017-18 school year. This would provide for four placements each at Ogden and Ben Lomond High Schools.

Student applications will be accepted in their entirety on April 1st by pre-approved agencies. If more applicants than spots are received, they will be placed in a lottery system for randomized selection in order to ensure fair and equitable consideration of all applications. Only applications completed in their entirety will be accepted. All student related forms and information will be made available March 1st on our website or by contacting Valerie Hansen.

Acceptance letters will be sent out after the Utah State Board of Education officially announces the number of student slots OSD will receive.

Please direct any questions or concerns to Valerie Hansen. Forms may be submitted electronically, by mail, or in person to:

Valerie Hansen, Secretary,
Student and Family Services
1950 Monroe Blvd.
Ogden, UT 84401
Phone: 801-737-7450
Fax: 801-737- 8869
Email: hansenv@ogdensd.org

Guardianship & Power of Attorney

When a student is being enrolled in school by someone other than the parent, guardianship must be verified with proper documentation.

  • If guardianship will be temporary, you will need to complete an Ogden School District Power of Attorney form. This is valid for one school year and only pertains to the student’s education. You may download the form here.
  • Legal Guardianship is processed through the court system and is used for long-term situations involving the parent(s). For more information please visit the Utah State Courts/ Guardianship Link

  • If you need assistance with the process or have questions please contact please contact Denise Richardson at 801-737-8522 or richardsond@ogdensd.org

Home School

It is commendable that you are taking the time and effort to provide for your child/children’s educational needs in a manner that fits their learning style and your values. If, at any time, you would like to enroll one or more of your children in Ogden School District, please know that we would love to have the opportunity to teach and support them. We would also like you to know that if there are any specific subjects you would like your student to be taught from the district or school programs you would like them to participate in, they may be dual enrolled in both home school and in the school district. Thus combining home school and public school opportunities. As an example, many choose this option to take advantage of our music and arts programs or for academic classes that are not available through home schooling.

Please fill out the Home School Affidavit and return to Student Services. The form must be notarized before we can accept it and the original will be kept by Ogden School District. If your child receives Special Education services you must have an exit meeting with someone in that department before the form can be turned in to Student Services.

Home School AffidavitDeclaración de Escuela en Casa

Home School SurveyEncuesta de Declaración de Escuela en Casa

The links listed below are to websites that can provide you, as a parent, information and resources that may be helpful.

Utah State Board of Education SOEP Online School

Utah State Board of Education

Utah Home Education Association

You may also contact Student Services if there is anything we can do to assist you or if you have any questions. Our contact information follows:

English: Valerie Hansen, 801-737-7450, hansenv@ogdensd.org

Español: Vivian Goné, 801-737-7290, gonev@ogdensd.org

1950 Monroe Blvd., Administration Bldg. #1, Room #106

Mailing address:

Ogden School District

Attn: Student Services

1950 Monroe Blvd.

Ogden UT 84401

** Under Utah State law a parent is required to enroll and send a school-age minor (6-18) to a public or private school during the school year of the district in which the minor resides. A local school board shall excuse a school-aged minor from attendance, if the school-aged minor’s parent files a signed and notarized affidavit with the school-aged minor’s school district of residence, as defined in Section 53A-2-201. Students excused from attendance under this law shall be issued a Certificate of Exemption from School Attendance annually from their district of residence. (UCA §53A-11-101 and 102).

School Registration

Registering your child for school:

A parent or guardian may register a child for school with the documents listed below. They are to be turned in to the main office of the school boundaries in which you live. If you have received a boundary exception then they will need given to that school. For help locating your school please call Valerie Hansen, 801-737-7450.

  • Registration Form
  • Birth Certificate
  • Immunization Records
  • Proof of Address ( utility bill, or rental contract, lease, etc.)
  • Transcripts

Behavior & Discipline

Discipline & Due Process

DUE PROCESS HEARING

Due Process is an administrative procedure followed to protect the right of the students and employees when a problem arises within a school.

1. Oral or written notice of the charge
2. An explanation of the evidence concerning the charge
3. An opportunity to refute/respond to the evidence
4. Knowledge of the right of representation
5. Knowledge of the right to appeal
6. Knowledge of the right to appeal procedure


STUDENT DUE PROCESS RIGHTS

1. Oral or written notice of disciplinary charge
2. Parents, guardians, or their designee present during the haring
3. Record of disciplinary action, written findings of facts, and conclusions
4. Representation by counsel
5. Witnesses or evidence based on the students behalf
6. Administrative review and appeal under school policy
7. Are not compelled to testify against their self
8. If found innocent all allegations and related information expunged from student's school record


APPEAL PROCESS

First level of appeal: Notification of appeal (Procedural or Substantive) from the parent/guardian must be in writing and submitted to the building principal within 5 school days of the original decision. The building principal has 5 school days to act upon the appeal and provide a written decision to the parent/guardian.

Second level of appeal: The parent/guardian also has the right to appeal the principal’s decision within 5 days to the Executive Director of Elementary Education or to the Executive Director of Secondary Education. After appropriate review, the executive director will provide a written decision to the parent/guardian.

Student Code of Conduct

GENERAL GUIDELINES OF CONDUCT

The Ogden School District will provide students with knowledge regarding our Student Code of Conduct to help them realize they are free to make choices, that they are responsible for their choices, and that there are consequences (favorable and unfavorable) for their decisions. The school district has established three guidelines to help students make responsible choices:

1. Students will respect the rights and property of themselves and others.

2. Students will respect the health and safety of themselves and others.

3. Students will behave in such a manner as to contribute to a positive environment for learning and work.

These guidelines are in effect at all events sponsored by the Ogden City School District, both on and off-campus events; on the way to and from school; and school-sponsored transportation. The purpose of the conduct code is to assist all students, parents, guardians, teachers, administrators, and other school personnel in understanding their rights and responsibilities, the consequences for violation of school rules, and the procedures that are used for dealing with rules’ violations. Care has been taken to ensure that this code is aligned to school board policies and district wide procedures so that all students receive consistent, equitable behavioral intervention, support, and discipline.

The Ogden School District is interested in maintaining good communication between the parents and school personnel. Parents are encouraged to contact or visit their child’s school.

The following criteria will be used in determining a student’s citizenship grade. Also, these guidelines will assist your student in transitioning effectively from school to work. Responsible citizenship includes the following behaviors:

1. Attends scheduled class/work regularly.

2. Comes to class on time.

3. Comes to class with necessary materials and desire to learn.

4. Completes assignments.

5. Meets deadlines.

6. Completes his/her own work when independent work is required.

7. Exercises care of public property, including school property.

8. Shows respect for others.

9. Does not disrupt class/work.

10. Resolves conflicts with others in an appropriate and respectful manner citizenship grade.

You may view the entire Code of Conduct at the following link:

Code of Conduct

Last updated 8/16/2018

Comprehensive Counseling & Guidance

Program Overview

Ogden School District counselors strive to provide support and resources to ensure whole-student success. Please click here to visit the Comprehensive Counseling & Guidance website.

Equity & Access

American Indian Education - Title VI

The Title VI Program is a Formula Grant Application funded through Elementary Secondary Education Act (ESEA) to those school districts who have a high concentration of American Indian/Alaskan Native students in their school districts. The Title VI Program is housed within the Student Advocacy Services (SAS) formally known as Federal Programs (ESEA).

Civil Rights and Educational Equity - Title IX

Educational Equity

Equity Education Link

Equity and Advocacy Parent and Student Toolkit

Educational Equity is a federally mandated monitoring office for the K-12 public school system at the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) that monitors civil rights compliance in accordance with the U.S. Department of Education and the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) regulations which prohibits:

  • discrimination on the basis of disability in any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973)
  • discrimination on the specific basis of sex discrimination (Title IX)
  • discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex discrimination, disability, age or religion (Title VI)

If you have questions or concerns about Student Rights please contact Tim Peters at 801-737-7281 or peterst@ogdensd.org.

If you have questions or concerns about Personnel Rights contact Jessica Bennington at 801-737-7319 or benningtonj@ogdensd.org

Extended Day / Year Programs

Please visit our Community Page for information on our after school programs.

Community Information

Senate Bill 43

INTERGENERATIONAL POVERTY INTERVENTIONS (IGP) GRANT

In 2014, the Utah State Legislature passed Senate Bill 43, the IGP in Public Schools bill (sponsored by Senator Reid), which received an annual appropriation of $1,000,000 for afterschool programming. Administered through the Utah State Office of Education (USOE), individual grants were made available to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) for new or existing after-school programs that provided targeted services for students affected by intergenerational poverty. Through a competitive application process, six LEAs were awarded grants ranging from approximately $34,000 to $303,000.

Ogden School District is a recipient of two IGP Grants (2014-2017; 2017-2020) which fund quality extended day and extended year programming for George Washington High School, Mound Fort Jr. High, Gramercy Elementary, James Madison Elementary, New Bridge Elementary, and T.O. Smith Elementary schools.

Families New to the Country, English Learners - Title III

Our mission is to collaborate with a wide range of partners to ensure that all facets of Title III legislation are supported for the purpose of preparing English Learners (ELs), Immigrant Students and Recently Arrived (Refugees) for Career, College and Life Readiness.

Nuestra misión es colaborar con una amplia gama de socios para asegurar que todas las facetas de la legislación del Título III sean apoyadas con el propósito de preparar estudiantes que están aprendiendo inglés (EL), estudiantes inmigrantes y recién llegados (Refugiados) para la carrera, universidad y la vida.

http://www.ccsso.org/Resources/Programs/Every_Student_Succeeds_Act.html


Improving Academic Achievement for Students - Title I

What is TITLE I

Title I is a federal education program under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. There are four parts to Title I: improving the academic achievement of the disadvantaged, even start family literacy, migrant education, and services for neglected or delinquent children and youth.

What are the goals of TITLE I

The goals of Title I are to help students to achieve academic success in Reading/Language Arts and Mathematics; increase student performance in high poverty schools through school-wide reform; build teacher capacity through quality professional development; and enhance parents' abilities to help their children succeed through quality parental involvement activities.

Why TITLE I Matters

The purpose of ESSA is to “provide all children significant opportunity to receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education, and to close educational achievement gaps.” For principals, Title I funding brings both needed resources and new requirements to provide the personnel, instruction, and interventions to help close achievement gaps. This fact sheet provides basic information about the funding and major provisions of Title I. It also highlights opportunities for you to engage with your district and state in ensuring that the state’s Title I plan includes the priorities you deem critical to providing a quality education in your school.

For more information regarding the Federal guidelines for Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) please connect to the link below.

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)



McKinney-Vento Homeless Education

Homeless Students

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Act (Section 725) defines "homeless children and youth" (school age and younger) as:

  1. Children and youth who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, including children and youth who are:
  2. Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason;
  3. Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, cars, public places, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, camping grounds or similar settings due to the lack of alternative accommodations;
  4. Living in emergency or transitional shelters; abandoned in hospitals; or awaiting foster placement.
  5. Migratory children who qualify as homeless because they are living in circumstances described above.
  6. Unaccompanied youth, including any youth not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian, such as runaways; throwaways, and school-age unwed mothers, living in homes for unwed mothers, who have no other housing available.

Call 2-1-1 for more information on community resources

National Center for Homeless Education: 1-800-308-2145

Please if you need further assistance get in touch with your School/Family Community Liaison:

Denise Richardson

Secretary

801-737-8522

Luci Montano

Lead District Liaison

801-737-8520

Location: Family Center, 2563 Monroe Blvd. Ogden, UT 84401

Migrant Education Program (MEP)- Title IC

Migrant Education Program (MEP)

You might qualify for several services through our Migrant Education Program......

-Free breakfast and lunch through your child(s) school

-Free Summer School

-High School credit recovery

-Connections to Community Resources

Title I Part C: Migrant Education Program (MEP) Program Overview

Migrant Education Program (MEP) funds support high quality education programs for migratory children and help ensure that migratory children who move among the states are not penalized in any manner by disparities among states in curriculum, graduation requirements, or state academic content and student academic achievement standards. MEP funds also ensure that migratory children not only are provided with appropriate education services (including supportive services) that address their special needs but also that such children receive full and appropriate opportunities to meet the same challenging state academic content and student academic achievement standards that all children are expected to meet. Federal funds are allocated by formula to SEAs, based on each state’s per pupil expenditure for education and counts of eligible migratory children, age 3 through 21, residing within the state.

The goal of the MEP is to ensure that all migrant students reach challenging academic standards and graduate with a high school diploma (or complete a GED) that prepares them for responsible citizenship, further learning, and productive employment.

Parent Information - Parents Right to Know, Parent-Student-School Compact, Parent Involvement Plan

Please select from the options below for the Parent Form you need. If you need one that is not available contact your child's school. Thank you.

Patron Concerns

Ogden School District takes all concerns and complaints seriously. The District values the concerns of our parents, staff, students and community. Complaints are respected and honored; there are no negative consequences for filing a complaint. No reprisals or retaliation shall be invoked against any student, parent or employee for processing, in good faith, a complaint, either on an informal or formal basis, or for participating in any way in these complaint procedures. Every attempt is made to resolve complaints informally and at the lowest level possible. In the instances when that is not possible, a formal process is in place.

If you are unable to resolve an issue with the school you may submit your concern to a District Administrator. Please fill out the Patron Concern Form and submit it to the address below. You may download one now or come into Student Services at the District Office You may also contact Nelida Gil at 801-737-7285, giln@ogdensd.org.

 
Patron Concern Form
Please mail or submit to Ogden School District, Attn: Nelida Gil, 1950 Monroe Blvd., Ogden, UT 84401
 

21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) - Title IV

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Program is a competitive federal grant for Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and Community or Faith-Based Organizations (CFBOs) to serve students and their families attending schools with poverty levels of 40 percent or higher outside of regular school hours. George Washington High School is in it's third year of implementing the grant.

Authorized under Title IV, Part B, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the program’s specific purposes are to:

  1. Provide opportunities for academic enrichment, including providing tutorial services to help students (particularly students in high-poverty areas and those who attend low-performing schools) meet State and local student performance standards in core academic subjects such as reading and mathematics;
  2. Offer students a broad array of additional services, programs, and activities such as youth development activities, drug and violence prevention programs, counseling programs, art, music, and recreation programs, technology education programs, and character education programs, that are designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program of participating students; and
  3. Offer families of students served by community learning centers opportunities for literacy and related educational development.

Graduation & Post Secondary Education

Adult Ed / GED Information

A student wishing to attend Adult Ed or do the GED Test must have a referral from their school and must be 16 years old. It requires a meeting with the student, a parent/guardian, a counselor and an administrator where they will they will review the options and procedures required by the State Department of Education. After doing the formal Educational Withdrawal Form , the student and parent may then make an appointment with the Adult Ed program at Two Rivers High School.

The Adult Ed program is done through Weber School District and centered at Two Rivers High School.

Adult Ed information will be updated as it becomes available or you may call Two Rivers, 801-476-3930, for more information.

Weber School District INFO and FLYERS - information currently unavailable

The GED is offered through Two Rivers and Weber State University, 801-626-6847.

Why the GED?


College Counseling

College Access:

GEARUP - is a federal grant awarded to the seventh grade cohort in 2011 (graduation class of 2017). GEARUP continues to support these graduates through their first year in college. Department of Education GEARUP Link

Ogden-Weber Tech College- http://www.owatc.edu/

Weber State University- http://www.weber.edu

Access and Diversity- http://www.weber.edu/accessanddiversity

College Access & First-Year Transition

Historically underrepresented incoming students can connect and find support for a successful transition into their first year of college; Students will gain a sense of belonging, network with their peers, become engaged learners, and make connections to campus resources and information. We identify and strengthen campus and community partnerships to foster student success.

Center for Multicultural Excellence (CME)

The CME empowers students from diverse backgrounds to help them engage, navigate, and connect with campus and community resources through our retention specialists and Peer Mentor Program. Our focus is to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to fulfill student career and graduation goals.

Community Education Center http://continue.weber.edu/cec/

The Weber State University’s Community Education Center is for anyone looking to earn a college degree. Our bilingual staff are dedicated to breaking down social barriers to education. Our goal is to help under-represented community members gain access to higher education.

FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid https://fafsa.ed.gov/

Graduation

27.0 TOTAL CREDITS (Minimum) needed for Graduation

A student must have the following credits in the specified area to be eligible for graduation. Please work with your school counselor to make sure you stay on track to graduate.

CoursesCredits
English 91.0
English 101.0
English 111.0
English 121.0
Geography0.5
World Civilization0.5
U.S. History1.0
U.S. Government0.5
History Elective0.5
Secondary Math I1.0
Secondary Math II1.0
Secondary Math III1.0
Science Course1.0
Science Course1.0
Science Course1.0
Health Class0.5
Health Participation0.5
Beginning Fitness0.5
Elective P.E.0.5
Fine Arts1.0
Computer Tech0.5
Financial Literacy0.5
Vocational1.0
Electives8.5
TOTAL27.0

Special Education & Student Health

Health Forms & School Nurses

Click here to visit the School Nurses website


The School Nurses website includes information and resources regarding:
• Allergies
• Communicable Diseases
• Health Care Plans & Medication Forms
• Immunizations

Home & Hospital

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Home & Hospital Flow Chart


Parent makes request for Home/Hospital Services because the student has a condition that warrants being confined from school for a minimum of 10 consecutive days.

HOME/HOSPITAL APPLICATION (to be completed by parent/guardian)

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Completed application is returned to student's school.
School shall scan and send a copy to the school nurse.

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Nurse will contact doctor to complete the PHYSICIAN STATEMENT OF NEED form.

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Nurse will contact district administrator with acquired information.

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District administrator will contact site based Home & Hospital Coordinator with recommendation of approval or denial of Home & Hospital request.

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If student is eligible for Home & Hospital services, the team completes H&H school plan and parent/guardian assurances form.

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If student is in Special Education convene the IEP team (remembering to send Prior Notice for review/discuss IEP and to discuss placement) to:

(Make two copies of the Home/Hospital Service Plan. Attach the original to the existing IEP and give a copy to the parent/guardian. The third copy will be sent to the Special Education office. Make sure SCRAM adjustments have taken place on the class list.)

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If student is NOT eligible for Home & Hospital services, the team provides written notice of denial along with grievance procedures.

Home and Hospital Forms

Section 504 (Disability Services)

Karen Harrop
Special Education Director
harropk@ogdensd.org
801-737-7361
Tammy Marinaro
Administrative Assistant
marinarot@ogdensd.org
801-737-7326
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a Federal Civil Rights Law that is designed to eliminate disability discrimination in programs and activities that receive Federal funds. Ogden School District provides a broad spectrum of protections against discrimination on the basis of disability. All students who meet the definition of an individual with a disability under Section 504 are entitled to receive regular or special education and related aids and services that are designed to meet their individual educational needs as adequately as the needs of students without disabilities are met. We work diligently to provide students with a disability an equal opportunity to participate in athletics and extracurricular activities, and to be free from bullying and harassment based on disability.
“No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States . . . shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance . . .”

What do I do if I suspect that my child has a disability?

Referral Forms for Parents

Forms for School Site Use

Special Education

Click here to visit the Special Education website


Every child is entitled to a public education regardless of disability. Children with disabilities may go without services because families are not fully aware of their options. If you know a child or have a child, birth to age 21, that you suspect has a disability and is not receiving any education services please contact us or your local neighborhood school for information on possible services.

Youth In Care Program

Program Overview

Vision

The vision of Malan's Peak High School is to create educational experiences that empower students to become independent, caring, and successful citizens.

Mission Statement

One Team – Professionals united in building educated citizens for the future. 
One Plan – Building skills to help students to be respectful, self-reliant, service oriented, and capable individuals. 
One Goal – Graduating self-actualized individuals.

To visit the Malan's Peak website and learn more about the Youth In Care program, please click here.

Our Purpose

Student Advocacy Services supports all students in academic, social, emotional and physical growth in a safe and healthy environment. We are dedicated to supporting our students and families to help all students become successful learners and to be college and career ready when they graduate high school. Student Advocacy Services includes the offices of Behavior, Counseling and Equity & Access.

Please click a section heading to learn more about that service.


 

Student Advocacy Contacts

Chad Carpenter
Assistant Superintendent
carpenterc@ogdensd.org
Aspen Henderson
Student Advocacy Services Supervisor
hendersona@ogdensd.org
801-737-7362
Jennifer Carter
Administrative Assistant
carternj@ogdensd.org
801-737-7288
Valerie Hansen
Administrative Assistant
hansenv@ogdensd.org
English: 801-737-7450
Vivian Goné
Administrative Assistant
gonev@ogdensd.org
Espanol: 801-737-7290

 

Behavior and Counseling Contacts

Stephanie Christensen
District Counseling Specialist
christensens@ogdensd.org
801-737-7302
Rebecca Becker
District Behavior Specialist
beckerr@ogdensd.org
801-737-7382
Nicole Lovell
District Behavior Specialist
lovelln@ogdensd.org
801-737-7334
Danielle Nelson
District Behavior Specialist
nelsond@ogdensd.org
801-737-8604

 

Equity & Access Contacts

Sondra Jolovich-Motes
Executive Director
jmotess@ogdensd.org
801-737-7283
Carrie Maxson
Supervisor
maxsonc@ogdensd.org
801-737-7364
Nelida Gil
Executive Director Administrative Assistant
giln@ogdensd.org
801-737-7285
Vivian Gone’
Title III: Families New to the Country (Newcomers Program)
gonev@ogdensd.org
801-737-7290
Sandi Favila
Extended Day/Summer Learning, ESL Endorsement
favilas@ogdensd.org
801-737-7321
Claudia Lopez
District Translator/Liason
lopezc@ogdensd.org
Raven Rylander
Title I: Improving Academic Achievement (ESSA), Priority & Focus Schools, Consolidated Programs, Americorps, Private Schools Liaison
rylanderr@ogdensd.org
801-737-7308
Mariela Sanguino
Title III: English Language Learners, GEAR UP-SOARS, Title VII: Indian Education, McKinney-Vento Homeless Education, Title IC: Migrant Education, Partnerships for Student Success: SB67, Parent Right to Know & Compact
sanguinom@ogdensd.org
801-737-7303
Denise Richardson
Student and Family Access Center
richardsond@ogdensd.org
801-737-8522

 

Youth In Care Contacts

Ed Morris
YIC Director/Principal
morrise@ogdensd.org