|University High School believes that all students have a right to come to school in a physically, socially and emotionally safe learning environment. To that end, we expect students to demonstrate behavior that supports this goal. Specifically, we ask that all students act with integrity, compassion, respect, and personal and social responsibility. This Code of conduct lists expected behaviors and consequences for violating those expected behaviors. The purpose of these policies are not to be punitive, but rather to be used as learning experiences that work to change poor behavior and promote appropriate decision making.
Students who engage in discrimination or harassment in violation of law, Board policy, or administrative regulation shall be subject to appropriate discipline, up to and including counseling, suspension, and/or expulsion. Any employee who permits or engages in harassment or prohibited discrimination shall be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal. The board also prohibits any form of retaliation against any student who files a complaint or report regarding an incident of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying.
|1. Students will attend all their classes (E.C. 48260).||Detention, Saturday School, loss or parking privileges.|
|2. All absences must be cleared by a parent or guardian within 3 school days. Only parents or guardians may write notes or phone in absences. Students age 18 wishing to write their own notes should see their Assistant Principal for information.||Detention, Saturday School, Referral to SART and or SARB, Parent Contact, loss of parking privileges (Students may incur no more than 12 total un-cleared absences and tardies to be eligible for a parking permit.)|
|3. Students may not leave campus early without obtaining an early dismissal pass from the attendance office.||Saturday School, suspension|
|4. Students will arrive to class on time.||1st through 5th tardy: Teachers’ individual management plan
6th and 7th Tardy (or 1st, 2nd referral): 2 hours Saturday School
8th and 9th Tardy (or 3rd, 4th referral):4 hours Saturday School
10th tardy (or 5th referral): Parent contact: student placed on contract
|5. Students will remain on campus during the school day including office hours and snack unless they have an Early Dismissal Pass. During lunch students may leave campus if they have a lunch pass indicated on their I.D. Adherence to this policy will be monitored by staff spot checks, police, merchants and community reports.||4 hour Saturday School, Possible loss of parking privileges for 1 quarter.|
|6. Students will not use or possess tobacco products (including cigarettes and chewing tobacco) at school or at school sponsored events, such as athletic contests, dances, performing arts functions, etc. This prohibition also applies to electronic cigarettes, hookahs, and other vapor emitting devices with or without nicotine content that may mimic the use of tobacco products.(E.C. 48900 (h)) (B.P.) 5136.6).||Parent contact, referral to IUSD Tobacco Cessation Program and Irvine Police Department (IPD) contact
Subsequent offense: 3 day suspension
|7. Students will not consume, possess, or be under the influence of alcohol, controlled substances or placebos at school sponsored events, such as athletic contests, dances, performing arts functions, etc. (E.C. 48900 (c)), (B.P. 5131.2).||Parent Contact, 2 day suspension, plus an additional 3 day referral to IUSD Alternative Suspension Program, suspension for 10 school days from all student- school sponsored activities, and Irvine Police Department contact|
|8. Students will not furnish or sell drugs, controlled substances or placebos at school or at school events (E. C. 48900 (c)), (B.P. 5131.66).||Parent Contact, suspension, and recommendation for expulsion from IUSD. Police Department notification|
|9. Students will not fight (E.C. 48900 (a)).||1 to 5 days suspension, parent contact, possible police Intervention. Altercations causing serious injury may result in recommendation for expulsion from IUSD|
|10. Weapons or facsimile/replica weapons are prohibited (E.C. 49330, 48900)||Suspension, police notification and may be recommended for expulsion|
|11. In order to protect privacy for all students, to ensure the integrity of the instructional process and minimize the opportunity for cheating University High School prohibits the use of cellular phones and electronic signaling devices during the course of instructional time. Students in violation of this policy are subject to disciplinary action.||Detention, Confiscation of device and/or Saturday School|
|12. Students will adhere to IUSD Technology Resources Acceptable Use Agreement and UHS Internet Use Policy.||Consequences based on significance of infraction from revocation of privileges up to and including expulsion|
|13. Students will attend assigned detention and Saturday School (E. C. 48900 (k)).||Failure to attend detention will result in Saturday School, Failure to attend Saturday School will result in 1 day Suspension|
|14. Students will not loiter in the parking lot during class time, or scheduled school activities (i.e. Office hours, assemblies, etc,) Students on a shortened day may not linger on campus or in the parking lot.||Detention, Saturday School, possible booting of vehicle (with incurrence of a fee at students expense), ticketing (at student’s expense), towing (at student’s expense), possible loss of parking permit if applicable|
|15. Students must have a valid parking permit and park in designated student parking during the school day.||Loss of a campus parking privileges for a period of time Parent contact and/or police intervention
Illegally parked cars are subject to citation by Irvine Police Department, booting, or towing of vehicle at student expense
|16. Students will park and lock bikes in designated areas. Bicycles, skateboards, roller blades etc. may not be used during classes without teacher permission.||Saturday School, suspension|
|17. Electronic listening devices and electronic games may not be used during classes without teacher permission.||Detention, Saturday School, suspension|
|18. Games of chance that include wagering are not permitted on campus.||1st Offense: Confiscation and detention
2nd Offense: Saturday School
3rd Offense: Suspension
|19. Students will respect school and private property, refrain from theft of any kind, including the theft of food from the food court (E.C. 48900 (f, l) (P. C. 549).||Restitution, Saturday School, suspension, IPD notification. Robbery or extortion results in suspension and may result in expulsion from IUSD|
|20. Students may not possess steal or fraudulently use school documents, records (i.e. passes, forms) (E.C. 48900 (k)).||Saturday School, suspension|
|21. Students and staff will be treated with respect (E.C. 48900 (i)).||Referral to Assistant Principal|
|22. Clothing that promotes alcohol, cigarettes, illegal substances, or displays profanity, derogatory racial or ethnic or sexually degrading images or remarks or violates the IUSD Dress and Personal Appearance Policy may not be worn. Students will wear shoes at all times. Examples of inappropriate dress: chains, bandanas, scarves, hairnets or gang related attire, oversized pants or shorts, clothing considered undergarments, clothing exposing undergarments, clothing exposing midriff, upper torso, chest or upper back, or swimwear (C.A.C. Title 5 Sec. 302 Reg. 77)(B.P. 5145.7).||Referral to Assistant Principal, parent contact, change inappropriate clothing, detention, Saturday School|
|23. Physical hazing, bullying, hate violence and other incidences of mob violence are prohibited (E. E. 48900(a), (B.P. 5145.7), (E.C. 422.6).||3-5 day suspension, police intervention; serious injury will result in suspension and may result in expulsion proceedings.|
|24. Students will refrain from harassment, intimidation, or insults whether student-to-student or student-to-adult, including those based on the basis of an individual’s sex. Included are verbal, visual and physical harassment (B.P. 5145.7).||Conference, detention, suspension|
|25. Students may not bring laser pointers to school or after school activities (E. C. 48900 (k)).||Confiscation, parent contact, Saturday School, suspension, possible recommendation for expulsion from IUSD|
|26. Students will refrain from willful defiance of authority or disruption of academic, athletic, or activity programs (E. C. 48900 (k)).||Detention, Saturday School, suspension|
|27. Students will not earn more than four (4) assignments to Saturday School in any one school year.||After the fourth Saturday School, a contact with the parent is established. Subsequent referral to Saturday School, may result in transfer to an IUSD Alternative Education Program.|
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