Textbook Office location - attached to the library, across from the Main Building
Policies and Procedures
California High School Textbook Policy
Students are responsible for the care and preservation of all instructional material checked out to them. Please read the following rules and responsibilities carefully.
The textbooks checked out to you with your California High School ID are the property of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District and it is your privilege to use the books while you are a student at California High School. They are not yours to keep after you have completed a class or have decided to drop from a class. Students are required to return all textbooks to the Textbook Room at the conclusion of the class, at the direction of Cal High Staff, or if the student leaves California High School.
Frequently Asked Questions
- book will be marked lost on computer
- student now responsible for the replacement cost of the book
- replacement books must come from SRVUSD suppliers and cannot be purchased by the student's family to turn in as a replacement copy
STUDENT WANTS TO CHECK OUT A BOOK DURING THE DAY
- Student can borrow from a teacher to use within the classroom or the library (which will carry 1 copy of each textbook.)
- Book must be used in the library if it is a library copy.
- Student may not check out a book from the textbook office to do daily work if a copy is already checked out to that student
STUDENT WANTS TO BORROW A TEXTBOOK BUT IS NOT IN THE CLASS
- Student must be enrolled in the class to check out the required book while school is in session.
- extra books will remain within the textbook room for new students and/or teacher copies.
TEACHER, PARENT OR STUDENT WANTING TO BORROW A BOOK FOR TUTORING OR OTHER REASON – during the school year
- Cal High does not loan out books to parents or tutors or teachers outside of California High School during the school year.
- Cal High teachers may check out textbooks within their subject scope.
STUDENT OR PARENT WANTS TO BORROW A BOOK FOR ANY REASON - during school breaks
- There are no summer (or other holiday) check outs per SRVUSD policy
- Books can be rented or purchased online or elsewhere by the student's family.
- http://tinyurl.com/6o7o2tk is the link to find out which books we use in the SRVUSD district
- The San Ramon public library at the Market Place has a set of some (but not all) Cal High textbooks that can be used within the library for 2 hours at a time.
FINES WILL BE ASSESSED FOR DAMAGED AND DESTROYED BOOKS – Take good care of these books – they are a monetary asset of SRVUSD.
- Some of the damages that will be billed are:
- Torn pages
- Graffiti and highlighting
- Missing pages
- missing or unreadable barcode
- Broken binding
- Water or other liquid damage
- Mold and mildew
- Animal chewing and scratching
Depending on the extent of the damage, a student may be charged the full replacement cost of the book. Gum, mold and mildew require automatic disposal of the book.
HELP - MY TEXTBOOK GOT WET! WHAT SHOULD I DO???
A wet book that goes unchecked can quickly become covered in mold and mildew, ruining it forever. Even a book that gets slightly damp can suffer this fate. Don't let this happen to your expensive textbook; if you notice that your book has somehow gotten wet, take immediate action using the following steps.
- Paper towels
- Facial tissues
- Clothes iron
- Ironing board
- Step 1
If you spill water on a book and can attend to it immediately, pick up the book and set it down away from the puddle. Quickly grab several paper towels and blot the pages dry. Dab the pages with the paper towels and press down firmly, but do not wipe. Keep this up until the paper towels stop absorbing moisture.
- Step 2
If you have a book that has been wet for some time or was recently dried using the method described in Step 1, set up your ironing board. Warm the iron to a medium setting.
- Step 3
Place a wet book on the ironing board on its back cover. Open the book to the first damp page, and cover that page with a facial tissue. Quickly and gently iron the page through the tissue.
- Step 4
Flip through the book one page at a time, ironing each page through a facial tissue. The heat will dry the pages quickly and will smooth out pages that have warped after beginning to dry.
- Step 5
Repeat the ironing process with each book.
- Step 6
If the dried book smells a little like mildew but doesn't show any other signs of mildew, leave it outside for a few hours on a warm, dry, sunny day. If possible, stand the book up on its end and fan out the pages a little bit so that all of the pages have an opportunity to air out.