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Student Handbook

The most recent copy of the C.K. McClatchy High School Student Handbook provides a great deal of information about school rules and policies, student services, and classes at CKM.

The Annual Parent and Student Rights Notification and Standards of Behavior Handbook provides summaries of the district's policies and procedures for parent/student rights and standards of behavior. This handbook also details the school district contacts, grievance procedures, investigation, resolution of complaints procedures.

Just the Facts

For essential background information on CKM—an overview of test scores, school history, accreditation, and more—see Just the Facts.

Free and reduced price meal program

To learn if your student qualifies for the free or reduced breakfast and lunch program, visit the California Department of Education’s web page for income eligibility guidelines for the current school year. All students are given free and reduced meal forms at the beginning of the school year. Applications for free and reduced price meals are also now online. Families are urged to complete the application and submit it either to the cafeteria manager or online.

For more information about the secondary menu and pricing, as well as the nutritional information for each menu, visit the nutrition services page.

Attendance Center

See Attendance for specific directions on reporting your student absent, information on early dismissal and late arrivals, and Attendance Center contact information.

Counseling Office

The school Counseling Office is a good starting point for questions about credits, class schedules, college eligibility, and more.

Socio-Emotional Support for Students

Healthy Start Family Resource Center

Director: Jennifer Dixon, 264-4714

Located in Room 31B, Healthy Start on the CKM campus is focused on promoting the integration of community and school resources to ensure student success. Services Healthy Start may provide include academic and attendance support, resolution of mental or physical health issues, and enhancing the self-sufficiency of students and families (clothing, housing, school supplies). Healthy Start staff participates in Student Study Team meetings and Student Attendance Review Team meetings to help advocate for students and help provide appropriate interventions.

Referrals to Healthy Start may be initiated by a student, parent/guardian, or school administrator.

Community partners allied with Healthy Start at CKM include:

  • California State University, Sacramento
  • Catholic Health Care West
  • Parker Family Resource Center Homeless Services
  • City of Sacramento Parks and Recreation
  • Panacea Services – Drug and Alcohol Counseling
  • People Reaching Out
  • La Familia Counseling Center
  • River Oaks Center for Children

Stopping teen alcohol use

Alcohol abuse is prevalent at CKM. The CKM PTSA prepared a helpful guide entitled, Families Can Help Prevent Teen Alcohol Use. First written in 2010, and revised in 2012 to include new laws affecting teen alcohol use, this guide will give you tips on how to stop underage drinking.

Persons Responsible for Coordinating Section 504, Title II, Title IX and CCR Title 5

Principal, Peter Lambert
Assistant Principal, Dr. Gema Godina-Martinez
Healthy Start Coordinator, Jennifer Dixon

Areas of responsibility for SCUSD and CKM staff

Academic Help for Students


The After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens (ASSETs) Program provides students a safe place to receive core-instructional support and homework assistance, as well as the opportunity to take classes that offer elective credits.

ASSETs keeps the Library/Media Center open Monday through Friday for free tutoring and homework assistance. In addition to tutors, students also have access to textbooks and computers. Library hours are Monday through Thursday, 3:15-6:00 PM, and Friday 3:15-5:30 PM. Students also receive a supper every day at 4:15 PM.

The ASSETs Office is located in the Library/Media Center. Program Manager, Teng Xiong, is available 9:30 AM-6:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Students and parents can contact him at teng-xiong@scusd.edu or by calling 264-4400, x1427.

Pebble Creek English language arts curriculum

CKM now uses this highly regarded curriculum to help students identified as falling below grade-level standards in English language arts. The Pebble Creek curriculum is embedded into students’ regular English language arts class.

Zero and seventh period and outside-class tutoring

For those students who may be credit deficient or need to bring up their grade point average, a seventh period Study Skills class is offered for extra support. For students who have failed one or more classes and need to recover credits, Aventa Learning credit-recovery program is offered during zero and seventh periods. Students should consult with their guidance counselor for details.

Many teachers also offer before- or after-school study sessions or lunchtime tutoring before unit tests, midterms, or final exams; or on an “as needed” basis. If your student needs help, please ask!

Special education and gifted students

The Sacramento City Unified School District has extensive information that may be helpful for parents of students in special education as well as parents of identified gifted students.

The Community Advisory Committee (CAC) is a parent committee organized to support parents of students with special needs. Their monthly meetings, however, are designed to support all parents and guardians. Check our “Calendars” pulldown for a permanent link to their website calendar and the varied trainings and workshops that they offer.

College resources

Visit College Resources for information on college admittance, scholarships, and sites geared for specific populations.

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