Granger Junior High School
2101 Granger Avenue, National City, CA 91950
Arturo Montano, Principal
Student and Parent Handbook
EXPECT MORE ACHIEVE MORE
Everything you do is based on the choices you make. We believe all students can learn
and be their very best self. You and only you are responsible for every decision and
choice you make.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
MESSAGES FROM THE PRINCIPAL
EXPECTATIONS ABOUT STUDENT BEHAVIOR
RELEASE OF STUDENTS TO ADULTS
EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION
DROPPING OFF ITEMS DURING THE SCHOOL DAY
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
VISITORS TO CLASSROOMS
MEDICINE AT SCHOOL
SCHOOL BUS TRANSPORTATION
CAMPUS CRIME STOPPERS
GUARDIANSHIP AND CUSTODY
PROGRESS REPORT AND REPORT CARD DATES
NOTES FOR 9TH GRADERS
COMMUNITY SERVICE REQUIREMENTS
REQUEST FOR PROGRAM CHANGES
SCHOOL (& DISTRICT) POLICIES
ENFORCMENT OF STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR
ELECTRONIC LISTENING OR RECORDING DEVICES
HARASSMENT, INTIMIDATION OR THREATS
POSSESSION OF CELL PHONES
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TABLE OF CONTENTS – continued
OFF CAMPUS PERMITS
EXTENDED ABSENCES – INDEPENDENT STUDIES CONTRACT
STUDENT DRESS, GROOMING AND SCHOOL UNIFORM (MANDATORY)
SPIRIT DRESS DAYS
DRESS CODE/GANG APPAREL
DISTRICT POLICIES AND REGULATIONS
DANGEROUS AND PROHIBITED ITEMS
DAMAGED OR LOST INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS
FAILURE TO RETURN SCHOOL OWNED PROPERTY
SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY
PROGRESSIVE SCHOOL DISCIPLINE
POSSIBLE CONSEQUENCES FOR MISBEHAVIOR
OTHER PROHIBITED ITEMS
BULLYING AND ANTI-BULLYING POLICY
PROGRESSIVE DISCIPLINE OFFENSES AND RESPONSES
PROGRESS DISCIPLINE DEFINITION OF OFFENSES
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Office of the Principal
2101 Granger Avenue
National City, CA 91950
Dear Parents and Students,
Welcome to Granger Jr High School! As we begin our sixty-second year of educating
young adults, we are anticipating another year of Griffin excellence. We are very proud to
once again be one of the top performing California Middle Schools and designated as a
model in the Schools to Watch-Taking-Center-Stage program. This is our THIRD year
receiving this acknowledgment! We were recognized in 2010, 2013 and 2016. Also, with
the hard work of Granger students, teachers and parents, our school met the rigorous
criteria to be selected as the Gold recipient of the 2013 National Center for Urban School
Transformation. Schools from around the nation continue to visit our school to observe our
Although we have a great deal to celebrate, Granger Junior High continues to strive for
new heights in academic excellence. Our primary focus is to continue student learning and
achievement. Students at Granger are challenged each day with the implementation of
Common Core State Standards and the infusion of technology. Granger staff is committed
to providing the best possible instructional programs for all students.
In addition to the academics at Granger, we continue to offer excellent athletic programs, a
variety of clubs and visual/performing arts programs. We instituted a new Music Tech
Ensemble class where students utilize the District Electronic Devices to create music! We
were the District Champions in Girls’ Volleyball and Boys’ Football. In addition, our Math
Field Day Team placed 3rd in the District competition and our Robotics team placed 2nd in
the SDSU MESA Robotics Competition. We have a lot to be proud of!
It is my belief that a group of committed people that are working towards a common goal
can produce amazing results. It is my commitment to the Granger staff to reflect and refine
the instructional practices in the classroom and continue to provide support systems to
meet the needs of all students. We will continue to embrace the opportunities and
challenges of the 21st century and beyond.
Should you have any questions regarding your student’s progress or school programs, do
not hesitate to call the teachers, counselor, or any administrator. I look forward to working
with you as we continue to usher in the next year of excellence at Granger Junior High
Arturo Montaño, Principal, Granger Junior High School
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EXPECT MORE ACHIEVE MORE!
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OUR EXPECTATIONS ABOUT STUDENT BEHAVIOR
Come to school prepared to learn every day. If anything gets in the way of your
learning, see your counselor.
Wear the appropriate and complete school uniform.
Attend your classes all the time. Be on time.
Actively participate in class.
Care and keep track of your grades in every class.
Attend tutoring/AEC (academic enrichment center) when any grade falls below a “C.”
Be respectful and cooperative with school staff.
Treat your peers with respect. Everyone has a right to be here and to have the same
opportunity as you have to learn.
If assigned after school “O ROOM” (opportunity class) until 5pm or another
consequence, follow through and complete the consequence.
Keep track of and complete your daily homework and assignments.
Help keep Granger clean by picking up after yourself.
Understand that extra-curricular activities such as dances and field trips are a privilege
and students who are on the non-privilege list will not attend extra-curricular activities.
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IMPORTANT DATES SCHOOL INFORMATION
First Day of School:
Open House: Monday, July 23, 2018
Fall Break: Thursday, August 23, 2018
School Resumes: Monday thru Friday (2 weeks), September 24 – October 5, 2018
Thanksgiving Break: Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Winter Break: Monday through Friday (1 week), November 19 - 23, 2018
11, 2019 Monday through Friday (3 weeks), December 24, 2018 - January
Spring Break: Wednesday, January 16, 2019
School Resumes: Monday through Friday (2 weeks), March 25 - April 5, 2019
Last day of school: Monday, April 8, 2019
Wednesday, June 7, 2019
BELL SCHEDULE: The school’s calendar is available at:
REGULAR DAY SCHEDULE
ADVISORY 23 8:15 - 8:38 MINIMUM DAY SCHEDULE
PERIOD 1 52 8:43 - 9:35 PERIOD 1 40 8:15 – 8:55
PERIOD 2 52 9:40 - 10:32 PERIOD 2 35 9:00 - 9:35
NUTRITION 10 10:32 - 10:42 PERIOD 3 35 9:40 - 10:15
BREAK 52 10:47 - 11:39
PERIOD 3 NUTRITION 10 10:15 -10:25
BREAK 35 10:30 - 11:05
PERIOD 4 52 11:44 - 12:36 PERIOD 4
LUNCH 30 12:41 - 1:11 PERIOD 5 35 11:10 – 11:45
PERIOD 5 52 1:16 - 2:08 PERIOD 6 35 11:50 – 12:25
PERIOD 6 62 2:13 - 3:15 LUNCH 30 12:30 - 1
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STUDENT DRESS CODE (Board Policy BP 5132(a)): All students are required to be in
uniform. If your child is out of uniform, you will be called and asked to bring a uniform to
school. Non-compliance and continued violations will result in consequences such as
having privileges suspended, revoked or other disciplinary actions.
SCHOOL STARTS AT 8:15AM: Students are highly encouraged to arrive to school by
8am; entrance into the school is through the school’s cafeteria. This door will be the
only door which is open for students. Parents are asked to come into the school through
the main office where you will be asked to provide proof of identification and your
SCHOOL ENDS AT 3:15PM: Students will not be released after 2:45pm during regular
school days or after 1:30pm on minimum day Fridays. If an appointment for your
student is scheduled after 2:45pm, it is imperative that you arrive to school no later than
2:45pm to check your student out of school. There will be no exceptions made to
interrupting instruction during the last 30 minutes of the school day.
On minimum-day Fridays, students will be released at 1pm. On short-day Fridays,
students will be released at 2pm.
RELEASE OF STUDENTS TO ADULTS – BP AR 5142(A): Students will not be
released from class between 2:45pm to 3:15pm.
If authorization for release cannot be validated, the child will not be released. (SUHSD
Board Policy AR 5142(a)). Students shall be released during the school day, but not
after 2:45pm, to the custody of an adult only if:
-The adult is the student’s parent or guardian with custody and this is noted in the
-The adult is authorized on the student’s emergency information when the parent or
guardian cannot be reached; we will always verify the adult’s identity.
-The adult is an officer of the law OR a child protective social worker acting in
accordance with the law.
-The adult is taking the student to emergency medical care at the request of
Students will not be sent outside to meet parents; your child must be picked up from the
EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION – EDUCATION CODE SECTION 49408: We
strongly encourage you to update your phone numbers when they change. In case of
an emergency, we will need to make contact with you. You are required to keep
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emergency information current (Education Code Section 49408). It is highly
encouraged that you also include the name, address and telephone number of a relative
or friend authorized to care for the pupil in an emergency if you cannot be reached by
the school. Our main mode of communication will be through automated phone calls. If
your phone numbers are incorrect, you will not receive the school’s messages.
CLOSED CAMPUS: Granger is a closed campus. Students must remain in school until
the end of the school day. A student, with a valid reason from a parent or guardian, and
with approval, may leave school. The parent or guardian, or the student must ask for an
“Off Campus Permit Slip” from the Attendance Office where sign out signatures are
required. The “Off Campus Permit Slip” is the student’s “Admit” slip back into school. If
the student is absent from school, he or she must report to the Attendance Office the
first day back to school
STUDENT DROP OFF AND PICK UP: For safety reasons, no vehicle may stop in front
of the school in the line of traffic; it is against the law. National City Police Officers
frequently monitor morning and afternoon traffic. Your child should never be permitted
to cross a two-way street because you run the risk of your child being seriously injured
by a moving vehicle.
DROPPING OFF ITEMS DURING THE SCHOOL DAY: Due to strict safety and security
enforcement during the school day, we will no longer accept the dropping off of items such as
flowers, gifts, balloons, baked goods, lunch, breakfast or any food item or PE clothing.
PE uniforms: Your child must be held responsible and bring the required school
materials to school.
If you bring your child’s IPad, Lenovo or textbook to the school between school hours,
your student will be called out of class at the end of the period in which you arrive.
Teachers will not be interrupted during instruction.
VISITS TO CLASSROOMS BY PARENTS: A parent who wishes to visit their student’s
classrooms is welcomed to visit during school hours with a 24-hour notice. This is to
assure that testing or assessments are not interrupted. Parents must sign in at the front
desk with a valid ID. Visitors are not allowed on campus during the school day or during
school activities; this includes other family members, cousins, grandparents or friends.
VISITORS: All visitors must enter the school through the main entrance by the flagpole
during the school day, show a valid ID, sign in and secure a visitor’s pass. Upon exit
from the school, you will be required to sign out.
MEDICINE AT SCHOOL: Students are not permitted to take medicine at school without
a California physician’s order and a Medication Authorization form on file in the nurse’s
office. The parent or legal guardian may administer medication to their child at school,
but must first notify the school nurse and show proper identification. Students with
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asthma may carry an inhaler at school with a California physician’s order. The parent of
the student must see the nurse to obtain the form. This permission may be withdrawn
and the inhaler will be kept in the nurse’s office in the event the student appears
incompetent or unreliable to use the inhaler and needs assistance or observation.
SCHOOL BUS TRANSPORTATION: Transportation is provided for students who live
more than 2 and 1/2 miles from school. Students who wish to ride the bus must apply
for a bus pass. For information regarding fees, go to the transportation department at
1130 5th Avenue in Chula Vista between 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or call 619 691-5527.
CAMPUS CRIME STOPPERS: If you witness a crime on campus: call Campus Crime
Stoppers at 1-888-580-TIPS. You will not be asked for your name. A reward is possible.
YOU MAY REMAIN ANONYMOUS.
GUARDIANSHIP AND CUSTODY: Please notify administration if there are custody
situations the school should be informed about. Provide the original court documents,
with all pages, concerning custody and visitation arrangements. A copy of the
documents will be placed in your student’s records. It is important that one of the
administrators meet with you to review the custody and visitation orders to avoid
INTER-DISTRICT OR INTRA-DISTRICT STUDENTS Any student who is approved to
attend Granger and is from another school district (inter) or from another school in our
own district (intra) is considered automatically placed on an academic & behavior
contract. Nevertheless, parents are highly encouraged to schedule a meeting with the
assistant principal to discuss the expectations of behavior and grades, or risk having the
transfer/enrollment approval rescinded.
ELECTRONICS (Board Policy BP 5131(a)): Cell phones must be turned off from the
time a student walks onto the school grounds and until the end of the school day.
Devices that are seen or heard will be confiscated and will only be returned to the
parent. Silent mode, vibrate mode, or text messaging is strictly prohibited. Cell phones
should be securely stored in students’ backpacks – NOT IN THEIR POCKETS. The
school staff IS NOT responsible for electronic items which are lost, damaged, or stolen.
ELECTRONIC LISTENING OR RECORDING DEVICES: Recording any classroom
teacher or any student without the consent of the teacher or administration is prohibited.
Any student in violation of recording using any electronic device will be subject to
disciplinary action up to a 3-day suspension from school. No electronic listening or
recording device may be used by any person in a classroom without the teacher’s and
principal's permission. (Education Code 51512).
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PROGRESS REPORTS / REPORT CARDS
1st Semester 2nd Semester
September 7, 2018 (progress) March 1, 2019 (progress)
November 2, 2018 (progress) April 26, 2019 (progress)
December 21, 2018 (final) June 7, 2019 (progress)
Credit recovery is an opportunity to make up credits for classes a student did not pass.
This extra support is offered so that the chances to participate in 9th grade promotion is
possible. If a student has any doubt about earned credits, make sure to see your
counselor early in the school year.
Minimum of 31 credits (Students will take 12 classes in grade 7, 12 classes
in grade 8, and 12 classes in grade 9. Each class passed equals one credit.)
Of the 31 minimum credits required, students must complete all Math,
English/Language Arts, Science, PE and Social Sciences courses with a passing grade.
GRADE 7 GRADE 8 GRADE 9
1. English 2 semesters 1. English 2 semesters 1. English 2 semesters
2. Mathematics 2 semesters 2. Mathematics 2 semesters 2. Mathematics 2 semesters
3. World Cultures 2 semesters 3. U.S. History 2 semesters 3. World Geography 2 semesters
4. Science 2 semesters 4. Science 2 semesters 4. Science 2 semesters
5. Physical Ed. 2 semesters 5. Physical Ed. 2 semesters 5. Physical Ed. 2 semesters
6. Elective 2 semesters 6. Elective 2 semesters 6. Elective 2 semesters
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To participate in 9th grade sports at Sweetwater High School, a 2.0 GPA in both
academics and citizenship must be maintained. Ninth graders will sign, complete and
be expected to follow the SUHI Sports Participation Contract which applies to all
students who are in sports.
COMMUNITY SERVICE REQUIREMENTS
Students are required to complete a minimum of 30 hours of non-paid community
service as part of the requirements to graduate from high school. Students are
encouraged to complete this requirement early. The University of California system
looks favorably toward granting admission to students who complete 100 or more hours
of community services.
Community Service Hours for high school may not begin to be earned until after the 8th
grade is completed. If a student would like to perform community service hours during
the summer after the 8th grade, pre-approval from an administrator is needed otherwise
the hours performed will not count.
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SCHOOL (& DISTRICT) POLICIES
ENFORCEMENT OF STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR
Employees are expected to provide appropriate supervision to enforce standards of
conduct and, if they observe or become aware of a violation of these standards, to
immediately intervene or call for assistance. If an employee believes a matter has not
been resolved, he/she shall refer the matter to his/her supervisor or administrator for
further investigation. Students who violate district or school rules and regulations may
be subject to discipline, including but not limited to suspension, expulsion or transfer to
alternative programs or denial of the privilege of participation in extracurricular or co-
curricular activities in accordance with Board policy and administrative regulation. In
addition, when the conduct involves intimidation, harassment, or other endangerment of
a student or employee, the Superintendent or his/her designee shall provide appropriate
assistance as necessary for the victim and the offender or make appropriate referrals for
HATE VIOLENCE Hate -EC 48900.3, HATE MOTIVATED BEHAVIOR - BP 5145.9
A pupil in any of grades 4 to 12, inclusive, may be suspended from school or
recommended for expulsion if the superintendent or the principal of the school in which
the pupil is enrolled determines that the pupil has caused, attempted to cause, or
threatened to cause, or participated in an act of, hate violence, as defined in EC 233(e).
HARASSMENT, INTIMIDATION OR THREATS-EC 48900.4
A pupil enrolled in any of grades 4 to 12, inclusive, may be suspended from school or
recommended for expulsion if the superintendent or the principal of the school in which
the pupil is enrolled determines that the pupil has intentionally engaged in harassment,
threats, or intimidation, directed against school district personnel or pupils, that is
sufficiently severe or pervasive to have the actual and reasonably expected effect of
materially disrupting classwork, creating substantial disorder, and invading the rights of
either school personnel or pupils by creating an intimidating or hostile educational
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POSSESSION AND USE OF CELL PHONES
AND OTHER PERSONAL ELECTRONIC SIGNALING DEVICES
When a student uses any prohibited device, or uses a permitted device in an unethical
or illegal activity, a district employee may confiscate the device. In accordance with
Board Policy/Administrative Regulation 5145.12 - Search and Seizure, where consent is
not present, a school official may work with law enforcement to obtain a warrant to
search a student’s personal electronic mobile device.
A student shall not disrupt the educational program or school activity by using an
electronic device during school hours. If a disruption occurs, the student will be directed
to turn off the device and/or it will be confiscated. If the device is confiscated, the staff
member who collected the cell phone will personally turn it into the main office to have it
registered and secured until a parent or guardian picks the device up during regular
school hours. The staff member who confiscated the phone has the right to return the
device to the student at the end of class, school or activity.
When a student is suspected of or reported to be using electronic or digital
communications to engage in classroom disruption or cyberbullying against other
students or staff, or to threaten district property, the investigation shall include
documentation of the activity, identification of the source, and specific facts or
circumstances that explain the impact or potential impact on school activity, school
attendance or the targeted student’s educational performance.
ACLU’s written analysis (American Civil Liberties Union (https://www.aclu.org/))
Electronic signaling devices shall be turned off and kept out of site during school and
class time or at any other time as directed by a school district employee, except where
deemed medically necessary or when otherwise permitted by the teacher or
administration. If a student’s use of an electronic signaling device causes a disruption, a
school district employee on the first offense may direct the student to turn off the device
or reprimand the student. On subsequent offenses, the employee may confiscate the
device and return it to the student at the end of the class period, school day or activity.
Students may be subject to other disciplinary measures when their use of an electronic
signaling device violates independent school rules, such as prohibitions on cheating or
using texting, social media or email to chat with peers during school hours.
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Students are responsible for personal electronic signaling devices they bring to school.
The district is not responsible for loss, theft or destruction of any such device brought
onto school property, except that it shall be the responsibility of the school to ensure the
safekeeping of any confiscated devices.
ELECTRONIC BOARD POLICY (BP 5131(a))
Cell phones must be turned off from the time a student comes onto the school grounds
and until the end of the school day. Devices that are seen or heard will be confiscated
and will only be returned to the parent. Silent mode, vibrate mode, or text messaging is
strictly prohibited. Cell phones should be securely stored in the student's backpack –
NOT IN THEIR POCKETS. The school staff IS NOT responsible for electronic items
which are lost, damaged, or stolen.
ELECTRONIC LISTENING OR RECORDING DEVICE-EC 51512, BP 1250
The use by any person, including a student, of any electronic listening or recording
device in any classroom without prior consent of the teacher and the principal is
prohibited. Any person, other than the student, willfully in violation shall be guilty of a
misdemeanor. Any pupil in violation is subject to the district’s disciplinary procedures.
ELECTRONIC LISTENING OR RECORDING DEVICES
Recording any classroom teacher or any student without the consent of the teacher or
administration is prohibited. Any student in violation of recording using any electronic
device will be subject to disciplinary action up to a 3-day suspension from school. No
electronic listening or recording device may be used by any person in a classroom
without the teacher’s and principal's permission. (Education Code 51512).
LAWS PERTAINING TO SEXTING IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
Under California law, individuals who distribute, possess or produce a sexually explicit
image of a minor could be charged under the State’s child pornography statutes. If the
individual is tried as an adult and is convicted they could receive up to 6 years in jail and
will generally be required to register as a sex offender. California lawmakers have
recently proposed a bill that would reduce the punishment for first time sexting offenders
who are minors. Such punishment would include community service and mandatory
counseling (to be paid for by the minor’s parents). In addition, a bill has been proposed
in California that would punish a teenager with expulsion from school if they are caught
sexting in school.
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Irregular attendance (more than 1 absence per month) is recognized by the California
Department of Education as a major indicator of risk. Students with attendance
irregularity and/or truancies are more likely to drop out of school, smoke cigarettes,
engage in drug/alcohol use, participate in criminal activity and/or develop habits which
may lead to frequent job changes and difficulty keeping employment as adults.
The Granger Attendance Policy includes the following rules and guidelines:
∙ A parent/guardian must call the attendance office on the day of their student’s
absence (619) 472-3006.
∙ Attend Saturday School to clear ALL absences.
∙ Attendance interventions include:
o student conferences and parent/student conferences
o placement on an attendance contract
o probation referral
o after school “O ROOM” (opportunity class) until 5pm
o change of school placement
o referral to the Student Study Team
o Pre-SARB or SARB (Student Attendance Review Board)
o court referral.
California law is specific and carries penalties for both minors and parents. Failure to
comply with an attendance contract will lead to SARB.
∙ Truant students will automatically be assigned mandatory PM O-Room (until 5:00
PM) and/or ISS (In School Suspension) and will be placed on a Behavior
Contract and/or transferred involuntarily to an alternate site. The school does not
∙ Doctor’s notes will be required for students with irregular attendance.
When a student returns to school from an absence, a note or a Blue Slip (Form No.
7204-80) is required to be turned into the Attendance Office before a student attends
class. A student who forges or alters a note or blue slip will be assigned Saturday
School and/or after school “O ROOM” (opportunity class) until 5pm and parents will be
notified. A student who leaves school early for a medical or dental appointment is
required to bring a note to the attendance office the next day or the first day the student
returns to school. Appointments should be scheduled before or after school.
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OFF CAMPUS PERMITS
Off campus slips are not issued after 2:45 pm.
RELEASE OF STUDENTS TO ADULTS
Students will not be released from class between 2:45pm to 3:15pm or to anyone other
than the person designated on the online student record; this person must ALWAYS
bring a current ID. If authorization for release cannot be validated, the child will not be
released. (SUHSD Board Policy AR 5142(a)). Students shall be released during the
school day to the custody of an adult only if:
The adult is the student’s parent/guardian with custody and this is noted in the
The adult is authorized on the student’s emergency list when the parent or guardian
cannot be reached; we will always verify the adult’s identity.
The adult is an officer of the law OR a child protective social worker acting in
accordance with the law.
The adult is taking the student to emergency medical care at the request of
Students will not be sent outside to meet parents; you must pick your child up in the
EXTENDED ABSENCES – INDEPENDENT STUDIES CONTRACT
When a student will be out of school for an extended illness, the attendance office must
be notified immediately. As soon as a parent is aware that their student will be absent
from school for five or more days, it is strongly encouraged that the parent must
immediately contact the attendance office and request an independent studies
contract/plan. This document must be signed by the parent and student before it will go
into effect. The student is responsible for turning in any class work assigned by
teachers otherwise attendance credit and academic credit will be void.
If a student arrives to school 10 or more minutes late, the student will be sent to the
attendance office to turn in an excused note signed by their parent or guardian. If such
a note does not exist, the student will be assigned lunch detention.
The school will periodically conduct tardy sweeps. If a student is caught in the tardy
sweep, she or she will be assigned Saturday school, lunch detention, or after school “O
ROOM” (opportunity class) until 5pm.
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Students who are truant will be required to attend a conference to discuss and sign a
pre-SARB intervention form. The student will be placed on a behavior contract,
assigned Saturday school and/or after school “O ROOM” (opportunity class) until 5pm.
Failure to attend a conference, to comply with the assigned consequence and/or the
behavior contract will result in suspension and/or an involuntary change of school
In the event a parent refuses to sign the pre-SARB contract by ignoring phone calls from
the school, not responding to requests to contact the school or missing appointments
scheduled by the school, the Pre-SARB contract will go forward without the parent
Students are expected to arrive on time to each class. Failure to do so will result in the
student being marked tardy and the student could be assigned lunch detention,
Saturday School, after school “O ROOM” (opportunity class) until 5pm, or a parent
conference will be scheduled. Tardies will affect eligibility for a perfect attendance
GAP (Griffins Achieving Proficiency)
Saturday GAP as well as Saturday Credit Recovery Classes which are scheduled
throughout the year and is one way a student’s academic success is supported.
Saturday School does more than make up your attendance. There will always be a
teacher at Saturday School to help you with your assignments.
If you get behind in your assignments, you will be asked to attend AEC (Academic
Enrichment Center) after school during the week to get caught up. If you are still behind
at the end of the week, you will be expected to attend Saturday School to complete your
assignments for the previous week.
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STUDENT DRESS, GROOMING AND SCHOOL UNIFORM (MANDATORY)
The Board of Trustees believes that appropriate dress and grooming contribute to a
safe, healthy and productive learning environment. The Board expects students to give
proper attention to personal cleanliness and to wear clothes that are suitable for the
school activities in which they participate. Students’ clothing must not present a health
or safety hazard or a distraction which interfere with the education process. Students
and parent(s)/guardian(s)/caregiver(s) shall be informed about dress and grooming
standards at the beginning of the year and whenever these standards are revised. A
student who violates these standards shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary action.
A mandatory school uniform policy has been in effect at Granger Junior High since
1995. School uniforms, along with a strong academic focus, improve the learning
environment and enhances the safety of everyone. Any student who is out of uniform
may be sent home to change or will be required to wear a loaner uniform. If a student
refuses to change into a loaner uniform, a suspension is possible. Students who violate
the uniform policy a second time will be required to attend after school “O ROOM”
(opportunity class) until 5pm. Students are expected to come to school dressed in the
Polo style tops and undershirts must be solid navy blue OR solid light gray OR solid
white, long or short sleeves, have 3 buttons, a collar, NO LOGOS and must remain
tucked in throughout the school day.
Sweatshirts, coats, vests, sweaters, raincoats must be solid navy blue OR solid light
gray OR solid white and have NO LOGOS, lettering, graphics, drawings or be two-toned
o These may not be worn under the uniform polo top.
o Hoodies or anything that covers the head is not permitted.
Spirit shirts such as Granger Pride shirts or Granger sports/club shirts may be worn on
Pants, shorts or skirts must be solid navy blue OR light khaki color (not mustard, dark
khaki, or light brown)
Jeans are not permitted or any fabric which resembles jeans or denim.
All bottoms must fit at the waist and be worn on the waist.
Extremely tight bottoms are not acceptable.
Males may not wear shorts which are below the knee.
Shorts and skirts must be worn 3” above the knee; no shorter.
Uniforms may not be altered in any way, shape or form.
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PROHIBITED APPAREL, ITEMS OR OBJECTS
Short shorts/skirts Tight jeans or pants Baggy clothes Sports jerseys
Flannel shirts Spaghetti straps Starter jackets Ponchos
PE shorts except in PE class Turtlenecks Shredded bottoms Shredded tops
Nylons Ties Slippers Nylon sweatpants or
shorts Hats or beanies Gloves
Head Coverings Sandals Leggings or Spanks Sweat pants
Fish Nets Denim Skirts w/slits Flip flops
Sports headbands Bandanas Overalls Muscle Shirts
Scarfs Pajamas Blankets Open toe
Wristbands Pajamas Light blue apparel Sports team apparel
Platform shoes Wearing hoods
Students will be given an opportunity to earn non-uniform days. On non-uniform days
students must wear clothing that is appropriate for school. Any student not correctly
attired may be sent home, assigned in-school suspension, or be required to wear a
SPIRIT DRESS DAYS
Students have the option to participate in Spirit Dress Days if they so choose. On
Wednesdays, students are permitted to wear college or university tops (no sports
teams). On Thursdays, students are permitted to wear AVID tops. During spirit dress
days, students are permitted to dress in the spirit theme for the day.
DRESS CODE/GANG APPAREL (EC 35183, BP 5132) - Gang Prevention
The principal, staff and parent(s)/guardian(s)/caregiver(s) at a school may establish a
reasonable dress code that prohibits students from wearing gang-related apparel when
there is evidence of a gang presence that disrupts or threatens to disrupt the school’s
activities. The Board shall approve the plan upon determining that it is necessary to
protect the health and safety of the school’s students.
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DISTRICT POLICIES AND REGULATIONS
DANGEROUS OBJECTS-PENAL CODE 417.27, BP 5131.7
The district prohibits dangerous objects on campus, such as laser pointers and B.B.
guns, unless possession is for valid instructional or other school related purpose.
Possession will result in expulsion from the Sweetwater Union High District and arrest
by the National City Police Department.
DANGEROUS AND PROHIBITED ITEMS
Spiky jewelry Laser pointers Pointed ear plugs
Sharp studded belts Chains BB guns
Pepper spray Aerosol cans Switchblades/any blade
Pointed metal objects Kitchen utensils Paint
DAMAGED OR LOST INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS – BOARD POLICY 6161.2
All students are responsible for any items checked out to them. Textbooks will only be
checked out to a student using their I.D. card, a locator card with the I.D. number or by
providing an I.D. number and verification of the student’s picture in Infinite Campus.
Students must return checked out materials in satisfactory condition or a replacement
charge will be assessed. Students are responsible for returning borrowed materials in
good condition, with no more wear and tear than usually results from normal use.
When materials are lost or so damaged that they are no longer usable, the student shall
be immediately issued a replacement material. However, students or parents/guardians
shall be responsible for reparation (reimbursement) equal to the current replacement
cost of the materials. When materials are damaged but still usable, the Superintendent
or his/her designee shall determine an appropriate charge.
If it can be demonstrated to the Superintendent or his/her designee’s satisfaction that
the student has taken all reasonable precautions to safeguard instructional materials
issued to him/her, the Superintendent or his/her designee may excuse the student or
parent/guardian from payment of reparation. If reparation is not excused and not paid
by the student or parent/guardian, the district may withhold the student’s grades,
diploma and transcripts in accordance with law, Board policy and administrative
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FAILURE TO RETURN SCHOOL OWNED PROPERTY
(Ed. Code 48900-48927; BP 6161.2):
Student and Parent Responsibilities (Ed. Code 48900-48927; BP 6161.2)
Students must return/pay for all their textbooks, fines and iPad or Lenovo before
withdrawing or checking out to another school or program including within the
Sweetwater Union High School District. Ed. Code Section 48904(b)(1) allows schools to
withhold student grades, diploma and transcripts.
Students must return/pay for all their previous year’s textbooks, fines, iPad or Lenovo
before the new school year begins and before they are allowed participation in
extracurricular activities (athletics, dances, field trips) including promotion and
Students will be placed on the non-privileged list until the entire debt is cleared.
School will withhold grades, transcripts, attendance records, promotion certificates and
TERRORISTIC THREATS AGAINST SCHOOL OFFICIALS,
SCHOOL PROPERTY OR BOTH
A pupil may be suspended from school or recommended for expulsion if the
superintendent or the principal of the school in which the pupil is enrolled determines
that the pupil has made terroristic threats against school officials or school property, or
both. A “terroristic threat” includes any statement, whether written or oral, by a person
who willfully threatens to commit a crime which will result in death, great bodily injury to
another person, or property damage in excess of one thousand dollars ($1,000), with the
specific intent that the statement is to be taken as a threat, even if there is no intent of
actually carrying it out, which, on its face and under the circumstances in which it is
made, is so unequivocal, unconditional, immediate, and specific as to convey to the
person threatened, a gravity of purpose and an immediate prospect of execution of the
threat, and thereby causes that person reasonably to be in sustained fear for his or her
own safety or for his or her immediate family’s safety, or for the protection of school
district property, or the personal property of the person threatened or his or her
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CONDUCT Board Policy 5131(a)
The Governing Board believes that all students have the right to be educated in a positive learning
environment free from disruptions. Students shall be expected to exhibit appropriate conduct that does
not infringe upon the rights of others or interferes with the school program while on school grounds,
while going to or coming from school, while at school activities, and while on district transportation.
The Superintendent or his/her designee shall ensure that each school site develops standards of
conduct and discipline consistent with district policies and administrative regulations. Students and
parents/guardians shall be notified of district and school rules related to conduct and may receive
regular instruction regarding these rules. In addition, parents/guardians and students may be provided
information about early warning signs of harassing/intimidating behaviors, such as bullying, as well as
prevention and intervention strategies. Prohibited student conduct includes but is not limited to:
1 Behavior that endangers staff, students, or others.
2 Behavior that disrupts the orderly classroom or school environment.
3 Harassment or bullying of students or staff, including, but not limited to, cyberbullying,
intimidation, hazing or initiation activity, extortion, or any other verbal, written, or physical conduct that
causes or threatens to cause violence, bodily harm, or substantial disruption, in accordance with the
section “Bullying/Cyberbullying” below. Cyberbullying includes the transmission of communications,
posting of harassing messages, direct threats, or other harmful texts, sounds, or images on the
Internet, social networking sites, or other digital technologies using a telephone, computer, or any
wireless communication device. Cyberbullying also includes breaking into another person's electronic
account and assuming that person's identity in order to damage that person’s reputation.
4 Damage to or theft of property belonging to the district, staff or students.
5 Possession or use of laser pointers, unless used for a valid instructional or other school related
purpose, including employment (Penal Code 417.27). Prior to bringing a laser pointer on school
premises, students shall first obtain permission from the principal or designee. The principal or
designee shall determine whether the requested use of the laser pointer is for a valid instructional or
other school-related purpose.
6 Profane, vulgar or abusive language.
7 Plagiarism or dishonesty in school work or on tests.
8 Inappropriate attire.
9 Tardiness and unexcused absence from school.
10 Failure to remain on school premises in accordance with school rules
11 Possession, use or being under the influence of tobacco, alcohol or other prohibited
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Granger Junior High School defines sexual harassment as unwelcome sexual advances
and other verbal, visual or physical conduct of a sexual nature when such behavior
causes unsafe or uncomfortable feelings that result in a hostile environment. Sexual
harassment is demeaning and degrading. It affects an individual’s self-esteem and can
have a negative impact on a student’s ability to learn. It can make an individual feel
angry, powerless, and fearful.
SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY
EC 231.5, 5CCR 4917, 48980(g), 48900.2, BP 5145.7
Sexual harassment by anyone is not tolerated. This includes student-to-student or peer
sexual harassment as well as harassment between a student and any district
participant. The district takes all complaints of sexual harassment seriously, investigates
and addresses identified sexual harassment, and if the investigation results in the
determination that sexual harassment has occurred, takes reasonable, immediate
corrective action to stop the harassment, eliminate a hostile environment, and prevent
future sexual harassment. Alleged pupil sexual harassment in violation of district policy
or federal or state law will be handled pursuant to district policy and procedures which
can be found online at www.sweetwaterschools.org. A pupil in grades 4 to 12, inclusive,
may be suspended from school or recommended for expulsion if the superintendent or
principal of the school in which the pupil is enrolled determines that the pupil has
committed sexual harassment as defined by EC 212.5.
Granger Junior High School is committed to having a positive learning environment for
its students and staff and does not tolerate sexual harassment or sexual violence.
Students may submit a verbal or written complaint of conduct they consider to be
bullying, to a teacher, counselor or administrator. Complaints of bullying shall be
investigated and resolved in accordance with site-level grievance procedures specified
in AR 5145.7 - Sexual Harassment.
• Sexual harassment is unwanted and unwelcomed
• Sexual Harassment can happen once or many times and sometimes by the same
• School officials are legally responsible to guarantee all students are free from
• Some forms of Sexual Harassment are also crimes and should be reported to the
police so that the perpetrator(s) can be prosecuted.
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PROGRESSIVE SCHOOL DISCIPLINE
POSSIBLE CONSEQUENCES FOR MISBEHAVIOR AT GRANGER:
Lunch detention assigned
Saturday School (8:00am – 12:00pm)
After school “O ROOM” (opportunity class) until 5pm
School suspension (one to five days)
Teacher class suspension (up to 2 days with a parent conference)
Transfer to another school (involuntary transfer)
Arrested for illegal offenses such as fighting, possession of a weapon, under the
influence of a controlled substance such as alcohol or drugs
Expulsion, probation or court referral
If you are involved in a fight at Granger, you will be suspended and placed on a behavior
contract will be at risk of being transferred to another school.
Fighting includes any time that force is used against another person. If you are
challenged to fight at school, you should go directly to the office and report the incident
to the assistant principal or any adult. Fights often start out of a misunderstanding.
Misunderstandings often arise when one person believes that another has said
something about him or her.
If you believe that other students are talking about you, see your counselor! DO NOT
APPROACH ANOTHER STUDENT TO ASK IF THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT YOU OR
YOU MAY BE INSTIGATING A FIGHT. You can also be suspended for instigating a
Everyone has a right to be safe at school. If at any time you feel unsafe, tell your
counselor, an assistant principal or any adult.
OTHER PROHIBITED ITEMS
Electronic devices/games Permanent markers Skateboards*
Heavy beaded jewelry Scooters/Skates Sunglasses
Ear plugs SD logos
Homebaked goods Stuffed animals Flowers or balloons
*Students who use skateboards or scooters as transportation to and from school must
lock their skateboard or scooter up at the school’s designated location before school
starts. If a student chooses to leave their skateboard or scooter at any other location,
with or without staff permission, the school will not be responsible for the theft, loss, or
misplacement of the item.
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Amorous behavior Gambling Food in classrooms Gum
Sunflower seeds Hazing* Body slams/shots Shoving
Egging* Milking* Pushing Running
Throwing food/liquid Grabbing
Stomping on milk/juice cartons
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Bullying is when someone says or does things repeatedly to hurt another person and to
have power over him or her. It might include gossiping, teasing, ridiculing, making
someone feel alone or scared and sometimes includes things like hitting or pushing.
Childhood bullying is a significant problem nationwide. It contributes to absenteeism,
mental and physical stress, poor school performance, poor self-esteem, and, in some
cases, school violence. Granger Jr. High School is committed to creating a safe, caring,
and respectful learning environment for all students. Bullying of any student is prohibited.
Reported incidents of bullying will be investigated promptly and thoroughly.
Definition of “Bullying”
“Bullying” is a pattern of aggressive, intentional or deliberate hostile behavior by one or
more students that occurs repeatedly and over time. It can take any, or a combination of
these forms: via use of technology, written, verbal, or electronic expression, or a physical
act or gesture, directed at a target or targets.
• Relational bullying is sometimes referred to as "social" or "psychological" bullying.
This behavior takes the form of disrupting another student's relationships by gossiping,
whispering and spreading rumors, sending mean notes, trying to get other students to
dislike another person, or deliberately excluding someone from a group of friends. It also
includes turning your back on them, giving them the silent treatment, and leaving them out.
• Cyber-bullying in contrast to face to face bullying, cyber bullying is often indirect;
students communicate negative representations by electronic means to more than one
person or the posting of material on an electronic medium that may be accessed by one or
• Verbal bullying such as threatening, taunting, intimidating, insulting, sarcasm,
teasing, ridiculing, and other gestures, such as saying hurtful and unpleasant things,
making fun of others, using mean and hurtful nicknames, telling lies, and spreading false
• Physical bullying This includes hitting, making faces, rolling eyes, pushing, pulling
hair, pulling, body punching, shoving, kicking, pinching, holding down, dead knee and any
other physical behavior that is unwelcomed.
• Sexual bullying sexual bullying is often referred to as sexual harassment, which
includes unwanted sexual attention and comments, gender-demeaning remarks and jokes,
using sexually offensive names, circulating pornography, touching the private parts of
another student's body, butt slapping, molestation, assault, and rape.
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Reporting by Staff
Any staff member who witnesses or becomes aware of conduct that may be bullying will
report the incident immediately to administration. The requirement to report does not limit
the authority of the staff member to respond to behavioral or disciplinary incidents consistent
with school or district policies and procedures for behavior management and discipline.
Reporting by Student, Parents or Guardians, and Others
Anyone who witness or becomes aware of an instance of bullying or retaliation involving a
student is strongly encouraged to report it to administration. Reports may be made
All students shall be informed of their right to protection against bullying behaviors and the
right to file a complaint if they believe they have been the victim of bullying behavior. School
administrators are responsible for investigating each complaint, determining if the complaint
is legitimate in accordance with the above definition, and taking appropriate corrective
action. Any student may initiate a complaint.
Consequences may include but are not limited to mediation, a parent conference, required
counseling, suspension, placement on a behavior/academic contract, expulsion, transfer to
an alternate school (transportation is not provided), or referral to local law enforcement
The parents or guardians of the students involved will be promptly notified about the results
of the investigation. Because of the legal requirements regarding the confidentiality of
student records, administration cannot report any specific information about students who
are not under their legal care.
Students are encouraged to save and print any messages sent to them that they feel
constitute cyberbullying and to notify a teacher, the principal, or other employee so that the
matter is investigated. Any student who engages in cyberbullying on school premises, or off
campus in a manner that causes or is likely to cause a substantial disruption of a school
activity or school attendance, shall be subject to discipline in accordance with district
policies and regulations. If the student is using a social networking site or service that has
also file a complaint with the Internet site or service to have the material removed.
If someone is bullying you, or you see what you think might be bullying at school or online,
report it to a teacher, your counselor, an Assistant Principal or campus security. You may
also call our Bullying Hotline: 619-472-3003.
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Under the provision of Education Code 48900 the following are suspendable
a. Caused, attempted to cause, or threatened to cause physical injury to another
b. Possessed, sold, or otherwise furnished any firearm, knife, explosive or other
c. Unlawfully offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell any controlled substance, an
alcoholic beverage, or an intoxicant of any kind, and then either sold, delivered, or
otherwise furnished to any person another liquid, substance, or material as a
controlled substance, alcoholic beverage, or intoxicant.
e. Committed robbery or extortion
f. Caused or attempted to cause damage to school property or private property.
g. Stolen or attempted to steal school property or private property.
h. Possessed or used tobacco, except as provided in Section 48901.
i. Committed an obscene act or engaged in habitual profanity or vulgarity.
j. Had unlawful possession of, or unlawfully offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell any
k. Disrupted school activities or otherwise willfully defied the valid authority of
supervisors, teachers, administrators, school officials, or other personnel engaged in
the performance of their duties.
l. Knowingly received stolen property or private property.
No pupil shall be suspended or expelled for any of the acts enumerated unless that
act is related to school activity or school attendance. A pupil may be suspended or
expelled for acts which are enumerated in this section and related to school activity or
attendance which occur at any time, including, but not limited to, any of the following:
1. While on school grounds.
2. During or while going to or coming from a school sponsored activity.
3. During the lunch period whether on or off the school campus.
4. While going to or coming from school.
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PROGRESSIVE DISCIPLINE - DEFINITION OF OFFENSES
controlled substance Something that causes people to behave irrationally. The person can become excited or
Assault confused and is less able to control what they say or do.
Battery Intent to cause serious bodily injury, or to cause serious bodily injury; recklessly causing
Bullying (can be bodily injury to another person.
aggravated) The act of battering or beating.
California Education Code Language 48900
Cheating Bullying means, “any severe or pervasive physical or verbal act or conduct, including
Cyber-bullying (can communications made in writing or by means of an electronic act, as defined, including, but
be aggravated) not limited to, sexual harassment, hate violence, or harassment, threats, or intimidation, that
Defiance (can be has the effect or can reasonably be predicted to have the effect of placing a reasonable pupil
aggravated) as defined*, in fear of harm to that pupil or those pupils’ person or property, causing a
Digital disrespect reasonable pupil to experience a substantial detrimental effect on his or her physical or
mental health, causing a reasonable pupil to experience substantial interference with his or
her academic performance, or causing a reasonable pupil to experience substantial
interference with his or her ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities or
privileges provided by a school.”
When schoolwork is copied, when students cheat on Accelerated Reader exams, or cheat
on any other school work.
Cyber-bullying is bullying or harassment that happens online. It can happen in an email, a
text message, a game, or on social networking sites such as Instagram or Facebook.
Refusing to obey the directions of staff.
Spreading negative or embarrassing information (true, untrue, or unknown, via text, picture
or video) about someone behind their back or to their face.
Dishonesty To be untruthful or not trustworthy; giving false information to a person.
Discrimination To not respect someone.
The practice of unfairly treating a person or group of people differently from other people or
groups of people. The ability to discern that one thing is different from another thing
Disruption/disorderly Any behavior that disrupts classroom instruction and the learning of others or which greatly
conduct (can be disrupts the safety of anyone or anything at school.
aggravated) Not showing up to a consequence or intervention
Drugs (includes Possession, use, sale, or otherwise providing any drug, narcotic, intoxicant, alcohol or
alcohol, tobacco, tobacco products or related paraphernalia, including Hookah/electronic cigarettes, on school
and other controlled grounds, on the way to school or on the way back home from school.
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All electronic items are prohibited, including cell phones. However, if a student chooses to
bring a cell phone, it must be turned off at all times and put away during the school day; this
does not apply to after school. If it is heard or seen, it will be confiscated. Parents are
required to pick the phone up during school hours. IF THE CELL PHONE IS LOST OR
STOLEN, it is not the school’s responsibility to recover it. Telephones are available for
student use throughout the school grounds in offices and classrooms.
Additionally, students may not receive or make phone calls or text messages during the
Extortion or threats Demanding payment in exchange for not inflicting emotional, mental or physical harm.
of extortion The physical mistreatment of another person. When a person causes, attempts to cause, or
Fighting/ Physical threatens to cause physical injury. Willfully uses force or violence, except in self-defense.
mistreatment Body punching is a form of fighting and a suspension is in order.
Food/liquid/spitting Tossing, spitting, or throwing food or liquid anywhere other than in a trash can. There are
Forgery several trash cans available for this purpose. Spitting anywhere on school grounds is
Signing or printing someone else’s name or making their idea your own.
Gum Chewing gum in class or on school grounds is strictly prohibited.
Harassment (non- Behavior by a student or group of students aimed at tormenting, embarrassing or confusing,
criminal or criminal) by continual persistent attacks, questions, or pestering, another student or group of students.
A pattern of repeated harassment.
Harassment of a When a student who is a witness is harassed, threatened, or intimidated because he or she
witness complained against you in a disciplinary matter or because you want to prevent the student
Hate crimes from being a witness.
Hazing Incident/crime motivated by hostility toward a person’s disability, gender, nationality, race,
Horse playing religion, or sexual orientation (such as a gay person).
Habitually disruptive To force someone to perform strenuous, humiliating, or dangerous tasks.
Rough behavior which starts out as playful behavior but leads to a threat to harm by teasing,
Homework name calling, hitting, pushing, kicking, tripping, pulling, running, play fighting, and grabbing.
A student will be declared “habitually disruptive” if suspended two or three times during the
course of the school year for causing a material and substantial disruption in the classroom,
on school grounds or at school activities or events because of student behavior that was
initiated, willful and overt.
Coming to class unprepared with assigned homework or PE clothing.
Insubordination Refusing a reasonable request from a teacher or a staff member.
IPAD See “IPAD Violations and Responses”
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Off task behavior To disengage from the learning environment and task to engage in an unrelated behavior.
Physical injury to If serious injury is caused to a person, except in self-defense, an expulsion is possible.
Pornography Any type of material that shows or describes naked people or sex in a very open and direct
way. The possession, reproduction, purchase or transmission of child pornography,
Profanity (mild or regardless of means.
severe) Use of vulgar, offensive, profane or disrespectful language under any circumstances.
Level II Any type of toy or item that is not used for education such as skateboards, scooters,
kendamas, tools, pictures, balloons, slam books, trading cards, games of any type, flowers,
earphones, ipods, cameras or any object that is meant to play with.
Prohibited items Any item or object that interferes or interrupts the learning environment or safety of anyone
Level III at school such as permanent markers, laser pointers, spray paint cans, aerosol sprays,
chains, stink bombs, darts, lighters, matches, pepper spray, live animals, or anything used
Public display of Holding hands, kissing, embracing, placing arms around one another, or other shows of
affection (PDA) affection. Extremely amorous behavior may result in a suspension.
Rumors or gossip Spreading rumors or stories, whether true or not, or starting problems because of this
behavior. Spreading rumors or stories are done with the intent to harm someone mentally,
emotionally, or physically.
Sexual Harassment PHYSICAL
Purposely bumping or rubbing against a person
Standing in someone’s way or standing too close to them
Patting, hugging, kissing or caressing, touching, grabbing, pinching or poking
Lifting or looking under someone’s clothing, flashing one’s body part(s)
Making comments about a person’s body or body parts
Sexual jokes or “dirty” stories
Spreading sexual rumors
Whistles or rude, sexual noises
Profane language or put-downs about sexual orientation
Displaying offensive sexual pictures or posters of males or females
Notes, letters, or graffiti that are sexually offensive
Staring at a person’s body
Inappropriate gestures such as winking, licking lips, or suggestive sexual body
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A way of signing your name or nickname anonymously or using random words or symbols to
Tardy to class describe something that is unknown to the general school population. It also includes writing
Theft/Robbery or drawing that is scribbled, scratched, or sprayed on a wall or other surface.
Tobacco Not being in your classroom seat when the tardy bell rings.
Truant The crime of stealing money or property. The crime of robbing a person or place. Stole or
Uniform violation attempted to steal school or private property.
Vandalism Any product containing tobacco or nicotine (including hookah/electronic cigarettes).
replica/fake Absent from class or a full day without authorized excuse (parent note, doctor note, or
Refer to the school’s uniform rules. Campus beautification or after school detention will be
Deliberate damage and/or destruction of property. Caused or attempted to cause damage to
school or private property.
A weapon or look alike weapon, (firearm, knife, explosive, etc.) which is brought to school or
to a school activity may be grounds for expulsion. Carrying, bringing or possession of a
standard weapon or fake weapon on school grounds or at school grounds or at school
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