Parent & Student Handbook
This is a comprehensive, essential document that all prospective and current families should read. Click on this image below to view the most current student/parent handbook.
Student Protections and Resources
Discrimination, sexual harassment, harassment, intimidation, and bullying are all disruptive behaviors, which interfere with students’ ability to learn and negatively affect student engagement, diminish school safety, and contribute to a hostile school environment. As such, Pathways Charter School (“PCS”) prohibits any acts of discrimination, sexual harassment, harassment, intimidation, and bullying altogether. For additionally information only protections and policies, please refer to the policies in the menu on the right-hand side of this page. Or visit the California Department of Education Website for Resources on: Bullying Prevention and Discrimination Prevention.
Prohibited Unlawful Harassment
- Verbal conduct such as epithets, derogatory jokes or comments or slurs
- Physical conduct including assault, unwanted touching, intentionally blocking normal movement or interfering with work because of sex, race or any other protected basis
- Retaliation for reporting or threatening to report harassment
- Deferential or preferential treatment based on any of the protected classes above
Mental Health Resources
Please take advantage of these great services and programs to help support student's mental health! Ask your teacher for information about what support the school can provide.
Parent Support Videos
RCU has partnered with social/emotional learning expert and author of Confident Parents, Confident Kids Jennifer Miller, M.Ed, to create some free videos for children grades TK-8. These videos are designed to help children and their respective support networks understand their emotions so they can make positive choices. Three videos are now available. Each is tailored to a specific age group including (NOTE skip to approximately minute 2 to get to the content): 1) kindergarten through second grade, 2) grades three through five, and 3) grades six through eight. Spanish language subtitles are available for all videos.
Additionally, for high school students, RCU has partnered with NAMI Sonoma County to create a free video designed to help youth and their support networks understand their emotions so they can make positive choices. The video is geared to students in grades 9-12 and is now available here.
Text HELLO to 741741 from anywhere in the USA, anytime, about any type of crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds quickly.
Counselors are available 24 hours a day for referrals.
1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or firstname.lastname@example.org
HelpLine staff and volunteers are prepared to answer your questions about mental health issues.
We support students of all gender identifies and want to help support students on whatever path they are on, to that end, below are two community resources which students may find interesting. Please click on each picture to visit the group's website.
Beginning in Fall 2019, Pathways will serve breakfast to students who qualify for free or reduced lunch. To determine if you child qualifies, please complete the household data form in RegOnline or your Portal account. If your child is eligible for a free breakfast they may access one on any day that they are at one of our learning centers (pre-scheduled for 2 hours or more for classes/activities). Below is a brief description of how our meal program is served at each site. Each breakfast consists of a grain, fruit, and milk such as a cereal box, apple juice, and 2% milk.
Sex Education Program (CHYA)
The California Healthy Youth Act requires that comprehensive sexual health education and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention education be taught to students at least once in middle school and once in high school, beginning no later than grade seven. Instruction and materials must be medically accurate, objective, age‐appropriate and inclusive of all students, as defined by law. The law requires that instruction and materials must encourage students to communicate with parents, guardians, or other trusted adults about human sexuality.