Students using the Media Center must have a specific assignment such as choosing recreational reading materials, the pursuit of information, working on an individual or group project, or assigned instruction for a class. The Synergy Media Center/Library is generally open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 3:25 p.m.  Eating, drinking and chewing gum will not be allowed in the Media Center. This center is a place to read, browse for books, work on assignments or pursue knowledge. Students are expected to show courtesy and respect to one another.

Students coming to the Synergy Center must have a specific assignment, such as:

  • Individual pursuit of information
  • Choosing recreational reading materials
  • Prescribed instruction
  • Students returning to class before the end of the period must have passes signed by the librarian.
  • Eating and gum chewing will not be permitted in the Synergy Center.



Books may be checked out for ten school days and students have the option to renew. Students must return books promptly when due. Students are required to sign-in in order to use a computer.

Computer use must be curriculum related and authorized by the media specialist. A parent signature on the back of the OUSD Emergency Information card under Notification of Rights gives parental permission for that student to use the Internet. Students using any computer inappropriately will lose Media Center computer privileges for the remainder of the year and may face disciplinary consequences. Students will be required to turn in their ID when using a computer.

  • The librarian will limit the number of books checked out to a student if they are all on one subject.
  • Students will check out books with their student I.D. cards.
  • Current magazines and newspapers are to be used only in the Synergy Center.
  • Reference books may be checked out overnight and must be returned before school
    the following day.
  • Students must return their books promptly when due. If a student fails to return a book, a reminder will be sent.



All books that are issued to students are the responsibility of the student. Students must see that these books are properly cared for and that precautions are taken to prevent their loss or damage by other students. Students will be held responsible for payment to cover lost or damaged books. A fine will be charged for writing in texts. Students must turn in all textbooks at the end of the school year.  Student who plan to withdraw from the school, must turn in all outstanding books before they leave the school.