Students and staff members are entitled under the California State Constitution to attend schools that are safe, secure, and peaceful. The presence of weapons or replicas contribute to a climate of fear and disrupts the learning environment of the school. Replicas of weapons whether they be toy firearms, theatrical props, cap guns, starter pistols or replicas of other deadly weapons, have no place in the school environment.
California law holds parents/guardians liable for any willful student misconduct which results in the death or injury of any student or persons employed by or volunteering for the district. Parents/guardians are also liable for any defacement, injury or loss of property belonging to the district or to a school employee. For more information, please review SDUHSD BP 5231.
In the best interests of students, employees and the general public, the Board of Education prohibits the use of tobacco products at all times on district property and in district vehicles. This prohibition applies to all employees, students, visitors and other persons at any school or school sponsored activity or athletic event. It applies to any meeting on any property owned, leased or rented by or from the district. Tobacco products are prohibited from use or possession by students on campus or within 1,000 feet of campus boundary.
It is the intent of the Board of Education that no student shall be discriminated against because of unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and/or other verbal, visual, or physical conduct of a sexual nature by any person within the educational setting.
Such conduct committed under the following conditions shall be considered as sexual harassment:
Any student and/or parent may report any instance of sexual harassment to the principal or designee for investigation and resolution through appropriate disciplinary procedures.
Intentional harassment is defined as threats or intimidation directed against a student or group of students that is sufficiently severe or pervasive that it materially disrupts class work, creates disorder, and invades the rights of that student or group of students.
Students are subject to suspension and/or expulsion for harassment when other means of correction have failed to bring about proper conduct or if the students presence causes a continuing danger to physical safety or threatens to disrupt the educational process.
Hate violence is defined as any act punishable under California Statutes that interferes with the exercise of an individuals civil rights, defacing or damaging personal property or felonies against persons because of the victims race, color, religion, nationality, or ancestry. (Penal Code Sections 442.6, 442.7 and 442.7.75).
Students are subject to suspension and/or expulsion for hate violence when other means of correction have failed to bring about proper conduct or if the students presence causes a continuing danger to physical safety or threatens to disrupt the educational process.
Students utilizing any dangerous or deadly weapon (including replicas) in a threatening manner or to incite fear, inflict injury, or disrupt the educational process are subject suspension/expulsion.
Any SDUHSD employee or district contracted transportation service representative may remove from the possession of any student any firearm, knife (including Swiss army, pocket, etc.), explosive or other dangerous objects, while the student is on school premises or engaged in any school sponsored activity or going to or returning from school or otherwise under the authority of the school.
This act shall be reported to the principal/designee. The student will surrender all dangerous objects or be subject to disciplinary action for such refusal. Parents and appropriate law enforcement officials shall be notified by the principal/designee of the taking of weapons and the disciplinary action followed.
Students are subject to suspension or expulsion for possessing illegal weapons upon a first offense. Illegal weapons will be turned over to the police department as evidence. Other items may be returned to parents and/or guardians.
In order to maintain order on the school premises, it may be necessary at times to conduct searches of students and/or student property. School officials may search individual students and their property when there is a reasonable suspicion that the search will uncover evidence that the student is violating the law or the rules of the district or the school.
Honest behavior is an expectation for all students in SDUHSD. The purpose of this policy is to create and maintain an ethical academic atmosphere. "Academic Honesty" means that all academic work is the legitimate, truthful work of the student. Students submit tests, essays, projects, and homework that are free from fraud or deception. When taking tests or submitting homework, students rely on their own knowledge and preparation, unless otherwise instructed by the teacher. Students credit sources used when the wording, ideas, facts, statistics, or opinions of other persons or books are utilized. Honest, ethical behavior is an essential component in the learning process.
Cheating on Tests - Any intentional giving of or use of external assistance relating to an examination, test, or quiz without express permission of the teacher. This includes looking on another students paper, sharing answers, or copying another students paper.
Fabrication - Any intentional falsification or invention of data citation, or other authority in an academic exercise.
Unauthorized Collaboration - While collaboration is often encouraged, unauthorized collaboration is not permitted.
Plagiarism - Any intentional representation of another's ideas, words, or work as ones own. Plagiarism includes the misuse of published material, electronic material, and/or the work of other students. The original writer who intentionally shares his/her paper for another to copy, without permission of the teacher, is also engaged in plagiarism.
Alteration of Materials - Any intentional and unauthorized alteration of student, teacher, or library materials.
Forgery - Any unauthorized signing of another persons name to school related documents.
Theft - Any Theft of materials.
Transfer of Unauthorized Materials - Any giving or selling of unauthorized materials.
Any alleged violation of will be investigated thoroughly and appropriate disciplinary action will be taken. Depending on the severity of the offense one or more of the following consequences may occur:
Note - Violation on a school administered national or state examination will result in a district Code of Conduct violation.
Students must be in class when the final bell rings or they are considered tardy. Students must have a written pass from a staff member, attendance office or an administrator for the teacher to excuse the tardy.
Consequences for Tardies
Students are required to carry a Hall Pass when out on campus during class time. Students without a Hall Pass will be assigned Friday school or campus beautification.
Students also are required to carry their Torrey Pines High School I.D. cards with them at all times during school hours and at all on and off campus related school events. Students must be prepared to present it upon request by any staff member or administrator.