Weapons and Drugs: Our school district has a zero tolerance policy for weapons and drugs on campus. They are not permitted on school grounds at any time. Students found in the possession of such items will automatically be suspended and recommended for expulsion. The Hemet Police Department will also be contacted. If a student discovers they have brought a knife or dangerous object to school, they can turn it into a teacher or the office immediately. (Toys and/or other objects that resemble weapons are not permitted on school grounds. Possession of such items could result in suspension or recommendation for expulsion.)
School-wide Rules: The following offenses are a violation of school-wide rules:
- Fighting or threatening or causing physical injury to another person.
- Possession of tobacco, dangerous weapons, or explosive devices.
- Obscene/vulgar language or behavior.
- Damaging school, staff, or student property.
- Stealing school, student, or staff property.
- Defiance of authority/disruption of school program.
- Sexual harassment
- Leaving school grounds without permission.
Consequences for these offenses may require meeting with student, warning letter to parents, conference with student and parents, suspension, S.A.R.B. Hearing, expulsion, law enforcement referral. Students who have been suspended or expelled are not permitted on campus – NO EXCEPTIONS.
Telephones/Messages: The office will always try to relay telephone messages received prior to 1:00 p.m. to your child. To prevent continually interrupting classes during instruction, we require that these be on an emergency nature only. Students may not use the office or classroom telephones unless it is an emergency. It is the student’s responsibility to bring homework, lunch, or lunch money to school each day.
Board Policy 5132(a)
Administrative Regulations (Amended 4-12-05)
For the safety of all students, gang-related apparel is not acceptable. The district will collaborate with law enforcement agencies to update changes in gang-related apparel as necessary. Any clothing, apparel or *colors that a student or group of students wear to identify themselves for the purpose of harassing, threatening, or intimidating others will not be allowed. Additionally, clothing shall be free of writing, pictures or any other insignia which identifies a professional sports team or any group advocating or participating in disruptive behaviors. Because gang-related symbols are constantly changing, definitions of gang-related apparel shall be reviewed at least once each semester and updated whenever related information is received. Examples of current symbols identified as gang-related are sports team logos and the iron cross. These symbols are not allowed on the school campus.
*Colors: A display by the wearing or placement of apparel by a group of students, or an individual student, which would signify the membership or intent of membership in a student group known to advocate or participate in disruptive or illegal behavior.
Dress Policy: Students must dress appropriately for educational activities so as not to endanger their health, safety, or welfare. It is our belief that coming to school ready to learn includes how a child dresses, as it affects his/her overall behavior and safety.
- All clothing must be appropriately sized to the child. Excessively baggy or loose-fitting clothing is not permitted at school.
- Blouses and shirts shall cover a child’s midriff and avoid exposing the chest and back.
- Tank tops straps must be at least 1.5 inches wide. NO EXCEPTIONS. (Spaghetti straps are not allowed.)
- Pants/shorts are to be worn at the waist.
- All tops must be long enough to tuck in.
- Shorts are not to be shorter than mid-thigh. Use the “longer than fingertips” rule.
- Clothing that advertises or advocates alcohol, smoking, drugs, gangs, profanity, sexual innuendoes, or violence is not permitted to be worn to school.
- Thongs, flip-flops, open-toed shoes, backless sandals, high platform shoes, etc. are NOT to be worn at school. NO EXCEPTIONS. Shoes should be secured to the foot and appropriate for participating in PE and playing on the playground. (Closed-toe shoes and socks are recommended to protect the child’s feet.
- Belts shall not hang below waistline.
Students may wear hats to school as long as they are worn correctly. Wearing hats backwards will not be permitted.
Accessories: Accessories should not interfere with the learning environment and/or safety of the child at school. Wallet chains, long bracelets, dangling earrings, hoop earrings, and other such jewelry may not be appropriate or safe for students to have at school. Extreme hairstyles (to include but not limited to unnatural color and Mohawks), make-up, long and fancy nails and temporary tattoos are not appropriate. (Mohawks/faux-hawks are not to exceed 1.5 inches in height. No spikey/”Liberty” Mohawks allowed.)