Knowledge of the Rules
As a student at D.H.S. you are expected to know and obey the rules and regulations of the school. (See Denair Unifed School District Student Conduct Code Grades 6-12) As young adults you are responsible for knowing what is expected of you. Basically, most of what is expected is mature responsible behavior. A careful review of this handbook and the Student Conduct Code, however, should clarify any misunderstanding, which you may have.
Students are under the authority of school officails and are responsible for obeying the school rules while at school, while at a school activity, while at lunch and while going to or from school or a school activity.
Courteous Treatment of Others
Just as you are entitled to expect dignity, courtesy, and respect from others, you have a responsibility to treat other persond on this campus with courtesy and respect. This applies to students as well as members of the staff. This would include refraining from rowdy behavior, making rude or deogatory remarks, or otherwise interfering with the rights of others.
It is the philosophy of the faculy and administration of Denair High School that teachers have the right to teach adn students have the right to learn; any students choosing to interfere with the learning process will be dealt with. When problems occur, every reasonable effort will be made to rectify them to the mutal satisfaction of all concerned. Persons who behave irresponsibly, however, must expect to be held accountable for their behavior. Persons who repeatedly or seriously violate the rights of others will not be allowed to remain at Denair High.
1st offence: Warning
2nd and 3rd offense: Teacher issued detention and parant contact by teacher
4th offense: Class suspension referred to office, discipline administered according to nature of the incident and sccording to the DUSD Student Conduct Code.
Note: If a student fails to serve a teacher's detention, the penalty will be doubled. If the student still does not serve the detention, he or she will receive an office referral
Suspension, Involuntary Transfer, or Expulsion
Under Education Code Sections 48900 and 48915 and in keeping with DUSD Board Policy 5144, a student may be suspended for the following:
a) Caused attempted to cause, or threatened to cause physical injury to another person or willfully used force or violence upon another person, except in self-defense.
b) Possessed, sold, or otherwise furnished any firearm, knife, explosive or dangerous object.
c) Unlawfully possessed, used, sold, furnished, or been under the influence of any controlled substance or alcoholic beverage or unlawfully possessed with intent to sell any controlled substance or alcoholic beverage.
d) Unlawfully offered, arranged or negotiated to sell any controlled substance, alcoholic beverage, or intoxicant of any kind and then either sold, delivered or otherwise furnished an in-lieu of controlled substance, alcoholic beverage, or intoxicant.
e) Committed or attempted to commit robbery or extortion.
f) Caused or attempted to cause damage to school or private property.
g) Stole or attempted to steal school or private property.
h) Possessed or used tobacco or any products containing tobacco or nicotine products.
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 drug paraphernalia.
k) Disrupted school activities or otherwise willfully defied the valid authority of school officials or other school personnel.
l) Knowingly received stolen school or private property.
m) Possessed an imitation firearm.
n) Committed or attempted to commit a sexual assault or committed a sexual battery.
o) Harassed, threatened or intimidated a pupil who is a complaining witness or witness in a school disciplinary proceeding.
p) Instigated or was a willing participant in a fight. Second occurrence will result in an automatic recommendation for expulsion.
q) Attended a school activity while suspended from school.
Please see the DUSD Conduct Code for Grades 6-12 for further district guidelines and policies.