Discipline Policy

Academic Expectations

  • Planners: Students are expected to write in their planner daily.
  • Homework: Students are expected to complete their homework each night. If no homework is assigned, you are expected to complete your Learning Upgrade.

Tardy Sweeps

  • If caught in a Tardy Sweep
    • 1st offense- parent phone call
    • 2nd offense- parent phone call & after-school detention
    • 3rd offense- parent phone call & Saturday school
  • Remember students may not have more than 10 tardies in order to participate in year-end activities

Play Fighting

  • Play fighting includes:





Rough housing






***All of the above are considered fighting even if both parties state that they were just playing and meant no harm to each other

Play Fighting Consequences

  • Students that are play fighting will have the following consequences:

1st time: Phone Call Home/Detention

2nd time: Phone Call Home/Parent shadow /Suspension

3rd time: Phone Call Home/Home Suspension

  • If an injury occurs during play fighting, appropriate disciplinary action will be taken.

Cell Phones/Electronic Devices

  • No cell phone use between 7:15am-2:30pm
  • Phone must be OFF(not vibrate) ALL day
  • No cell phones or electronic devices while riding the bus
  • All phone calls to parents must be done via the main office or guidance office
  • If cell phone/electronic device are out for ANY reason during school hours, it will be taken away. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
  • If it is confiscated:

    1st offense - Parent must pick up
    2nd offense - Parent pick up / Detention
    3rd offense - Phone/electronic devices privilege will be revoked.

    ***Every offense after the 3rd offense will result in a suspension for Defiance

Public Display of Affection (PDA)

  • You come to school to learn, not to find a boyfriend or girlfriend
  • Student are not allowed to do the following:

Hold hands


Hanging onto each other


PDA Consequences

  • Students caught participating in PDA:
    • 1st offense: warning given
    • 2nd offense: parent contacted via phone or conference
    • 3rd offense: Suspension (violation of Student Code of Conduct and Defiance)

Zero Tolerance

Each of the following offenses will lead to expulsion from SDUSD:

  • Weapons (guns, knives, BB guns, explosives, imitation firearms, tools, dangers objects, etc...)
  • Fighting (3 per year)
  • Bullying/cyberbullying (repeated offenses)
  • Threatening a teacher/adult
  • Sexual assault/battery
  • Willful major injury
  • Prohibited controlled substances (drugs)


Students who choose to vandalize school property or equipment will be reported to school police and charged to repair the damages....

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