Code of Conduct 2016-17
Code of Conduct and Discipline Policy are subject to annual review and/or revision.
Changes will be published on the SDA website.
San Dieguito High School Academy provides a quality learning environment and promotes the highest academic and ethical standards. It utilizes the unique vision and resources of home, school, and community working together. The Academy is a school rich in diversity, sensitive to individual needs, and committed to developing students who are confident, competent, and creative.
In order to accomplish our goals, we anticipate our students will display the highest level of integrity, personal responsibility, effort, and respect for themselves, their fellow students, and the school community and its environment.
SDA students are expected to abide by all the provisions of the Academy Code of Conduct. San Dieguito Union High School District disciplinary guidelines apply to all conduct associated with school behavior and attendance. Any student who violates this code will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action as determined by the SDA administration. Action taken by the administration is intended to be a positive measure to encourage growth and learning.
It is the responsibility of every student and parent to be familiar with the provisions of the
Academy Code of Conduct.
Disciplinary action will be taken for the following offenses:
• Use, possession, purchase, sale, or furnishing of alcohol or other drugs, drug paraphernalia, or look- a-likes***
• Cell phone/IPOD misuse (see Cell phone/IPOD policy)
• Cheating: including tests, homework, unauthorized collaboration, plagiarism (including Internet plagiarism) alteration/theft of materials, and fabrication (see Academic Honesty policy)
• Defiance of school personnel
• Disorderly conduct, including profanity/obscene behavior
• Habitual tardiness** (see Attendance policy)
• Failure to abide by the Student Parking agreement. (see Student Parking application)
• Use of skateboards, scooters or bicycles on school property
• Violation of the Acceptable Use policy (see Acceptable Use policy)
• Possession of a dangerous weapon, or the use of an object to inflect bodily harm
• Smoking or possession of tobacco***
• Sexual harassment
• Truancy** (see Attendance policy)
• Unexcused absences** (see Attendance policy)
• Use, possession or sale of explosive devices
A first offense may result in suspension and/or a behavior contract to assist the student in developing better decision-making skills.
** Double starred offenses may be referred to the school-site SART (Student Attendance Review Team), to the county SARB (Student Attendance Review Board), or to the court system.
*** Triple starred offenses will result in suspension or may be offered participation in the READI program. A second offense may result in transfer to another school. Serious offenses may result in expulsion.
Offenses that break California or federal law will also be referred to the Sheriff’s Department.
Cell Phone/iPod Use Policy
San Dieguito Academy accepts that cell phones and IPods are a fact of life in today’s society. However, students are expected to demonstrate appropriate and respectful use of these devises while on campus. Teachers may choose to follow the general guidelines for cell phone/IPod use and/or may have a specific policy in their classroom. Please read the teacher syllabus for this information.
Cell phones, iPods, and other valuables are brought to school at your own risk. San Dieguito Academy is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
No individual or group shall, through physical, written, verbal, or other means, harass, sexually harass, threaten, intimidate, retaliate, cyberbully, cause bodily injury to, or commit hate violence against any student or school personnel. Cyberbullying includes the creation or transmission of harassing communications, direct threats, or other harmful texts, sounds, or images on the Internet, social media, or other 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.
30-Day Extracurricular Suspension
By CIF and the SDUHSD signed Code of Conduct, students are prohibited from using any form of alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs, steroids, and performance enhancing drugs while attending a school activity or event.
The San Dieguito Union High School District offers students an opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities and athletics. Student participation on an athletic team and in extracurricular activities is a privilege that is extended to every eligible student. With every privilege comes responsibility. It is the responsibility of every student to abide by the provisions of the District Discipline Guidelines as well as the Extracurricular Code of Conduct. An athlete who participates in athletics agrees to abide by the combined rules developed by CIF San Diego Section, San Dieguito Union High School District, and specific sport rules and regulations. A student who participates in other extracurricular activity offering(s) agrees to abide by the combined rules developed by San Dieguito Union High School District, school, and club and/or program.
Students suspended from school for 2 consecutive days or longer and those who choose our READI drug and alcohol program will be ineligible from all extra-curricular activities including athletics. The term of the suspension shall be 30 calendar days. The 30-calendar-day suspension will go into effect on the first day of the school suspension. During this period, students are prohibited from participating in all extra-curricular activities, athletics, team practices, team competition, athletic competition, school performances, rehearsals, etc. Try-outs will be permitted during this 30-day suspension. Violation of the San Dieguito Union High School District Discipline Guidelines may also result in the revoking of any awards for which the student might otherwise be eligible.
SDUHSD site administration may impose more restrictive guidelines with drug and/or alcohol use involving school team members. The rules and guidelines may include, but are not limited to, infractions committed during non school hours, infractions committed on non-school days, infractions committed to/from school activities/events, or infractions that do not result in disciplinary action from the school
All team rules, regulations and consequences separate from the SDUHSD Code of Conduct must be provided in the form of a written document to all athletes and parents. It is imperative that all coaches have each athlete and parent sign and return the team rules and consequences at the beginning of each season. Any athlete that does not have this document on file will not be cleared to participate.
San Dieguito H.S. Academy takes pride in the individuality of its students. With that individuality comes a diverse sense of style and fashion. However, all students are expected to adhere to our dress code and take responsibility for their choice of clothing:
• No drug or alcohol related designs or insignias on clothing.
• No violent or sexually offensive, crude, or vulgar designs or insignias on clothing.
• No designs which advocate racial, ethnic, or religious prejudice.
• No gang affiliated clothing.
• Shoes must be worn at all times.
• Clothing should not demean or exploit the wearer.
• Clothing must not interfere with the learning of others-- in other words, clothing should not be so revealing that others cannot concentrate on learning.
• Underwear must not be visible.
This code applies to all school related functions and events.
Students who break the Dress Code will be spoken to by an assistant principal on their first offense. They will be required to remedy the problem immediately, for example by putting on another item of clothing, or turning a shirt inside out.
A second offense will result in a referral for defiance.
Students who attempt to attend a school function and are in violation of the dress code will be denied admittance or sent home.
What is the Loss of Privilege (LOP) list and how does a student get on the list?
Students are placed on the Loss of Privilege (LOP) list due to outstanding tardies and/or truancies. Students are placed on the list once they have 10 tardies or 5 truancies, per quarter. Students on the LOP list lose eligibility for participation in all extracurricular event participation, such as athletics, dances, senior events, etc.
How does a student get removed from the Loss of Privilege (LOP) list?
In order for a student to be removed from the LOP List and to regain eligibility for all extra curricular event participation (i.e. athletics, dances, senior events, etc.) the student is required to attend detention during Late Start Wednesdays. Detention is held during every late start Wednesday for two hours of detention credit. Students are to report to the Learning Commons (formerly Media Center) no later than 7:20 a.m. on the morning of detention, in order to earn detention credit. There may also be additional detention opportunities on minimum days for students to earn between 2-4 detention credit hours.
Where are the LOP lists located and how can I find more information?
The LOP student list is run before all late start Wednesdays. The list is posted in the Assistant Principals’ Office, the Learning Commons, the Mosaic Cafe, and in the display case outside of the Finance/Attendance Offices. Additionally, email communication is sent to every student on the list, via the information available on Aeries. Information is regarding the LOP is also posted on the SDA website, in the student Weekly Bulletin, and on social media. Additionally, calls are made from the SDA Attendance Office for every student's tardy/truancy on a daily basis. Any questions relating to the LOP list should be communicated with the Assistant Principals’ Office.
When and where are detentions being held for 2016-17?
Detentions are held in the Learning Commons (formerly the Media Center) from 7:20-9:20 a.m. on late start Wednesdays: