In an effort to increase campus security and safety, all TUSD 9-12 students are required to carry a student ID card in their pocket, purse, backpack or on a lanyard. All students shall carry their ID card daily while on or about the school campus during school hours. For safety purposes, all TUSD students shall present student ID card upon request by school staff.
Failure to carry a Student ID Card while on campus will result in the following consequences, reset each quarter:
1st Offense – Student does not have their student ID card.
Student will be sent to office immediately and issued a temporary student ID card and sent back to class.
The infraction is entered into Aeries.
Letter is generated and sent home.
At the end of the day, attendance will pull the student ID card related offenses from Aeries, enter the list into School Messenger and send the calls out on a daily basis (i.e., calls are made only for those receiving the initial warning and not the students in the second, third or fourth steps.)
2nd Offense – Student does not have their student ID card. Student will be issued a temporary student ID card and a given a citation and detention. A phone call home will be made by office staff.
3rd Offense – Student does not have their student ID card. Student will be issued a temporary student ID card and given a citation and work detail. Parent contact made by office staff.
4th Offense - Student does not have their student ID card. Student will be issued a temporary student ID card and given a suspension pending a parent conference.
If lost, replacement student ID cards will be available for purchase at the respective sites.
Student ID cards shall be TUSD issued ONLY.
Cell Phones, Smartwatches, and Other Mobile Communication Devices
All TUSD students are prohibited from using cellular phones, smartwatches and other mobile communication devices school-wide during the instructional school day. However, during lunch, middle school and 7th-12th grade students may use their devices.
All students TK-12th grade may use such devices in the classroom with prior authorization from the classroom teacher when being used for a valid instructional or other school-related purpose. With the exception of middle school and 7th-12th grade student usage at lunch, all such devices must be turned off prior to the first bell and stored away from view of the student and others during the instructional school day while on campus until the final bell, except when deemed medically necessary.
Cellular phones, smartwatches and other mobile communication devices shall be turned off and stored away from view at all times inside restrooms, locker-rooms and other venues deemed inappropriate by site administration. Usage of such devices in identified inappropriate locations shall result in a suspension of privileges for a duration determined by site administration.
(Other mobile communication devices include, but are not limited to, digital media players, personal digital assistants (PDAs), compact disc players, portable game consoles, cameras, digital scanners, and laptop computers.)
If a student uses a cellular phone, smartwatch or any other mobile communication device without authorization from the classroom teacher for instructional or other school-related purposes (with the exception of lunch for middle school and 7th – 12th grade students and/or a medical necessity), a school employee may direct the student to turn off the device and/or may confiscate it. If the school employee finds it necessary to confiscate the device, he/she may return it at the end of the class period or school day, or per established school rules published in the student handbook.
No student shall use a cellular phone, smart watch, or any other mobile communication device with a video, electronic listening, voice recording function or camera in any classroom of the elementary and secondary schools without the prior consent of the teacher and the principal of the school and/or which infringes on the privacy rights of other students or individuals. Any student violating this section shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary action and any person, other than a student, who willfully violates this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. (Education Code 51512)
Students are responsible for their personal electronic devices. The District shall not be responsible for the loss, theft, or destruction of any device brought on to school property.
When a student uses any prohibited device, or uses a permitted device in any unethical or illegal activity, a district employee may confiscate the device. The employee shall store the item in a secure manner until an appropriate time.
No student shall be prohibited from possessing or using a cellular phone, smart watch, or any other mobile communication device that is determined by a licensed physician or surgeon to be essential for the student's health and the use of which is limited to purposes related to the student's health. (Education Code 48901.5)
The intent of the Dress Code is to provide a safe, orderly and productive school environment for all students. Students must be in dress code and present a clean, appropriate appearance so as not to distract from the learning environment or risk harm to anyone. Apparel that creates a disruption to the school environment is inappropriate. (The Dress Code shall be enforced during school hours, on the way to school and from school to home, at authorized bus stops, on buses and at all co-curricular activities.)
The following items are specifically prohibited at school or school-related activities including athletic events. In addition, any apparel, hairstyle, cosmetic or jewelry, even if not specifically mentioned below, which creates a safety concern, draws undue attention to the wearer, or tends to detract from the educational process is also prohibited:
Pictures and/or writing on any clothing which promotes, glorifies or advertises drugs, alcohol, violence, racial/cultural superiority, sexual innuendos, tobacco or “gang” affiliation.
Bandanas, hairnets, gang symbols, or display of gang colors, prison insignia, t-shirts which fall to mid-thigh or lower, the number 13 (XIII) or 14 (XIV) or any other attire that may be determined to denote gang membership or messages.
Gang-related writing/slogans on backpacks, binders, tattoos and other accessories to be determined.
Gang-related tattoos must be covered.
Jewelry, chains, spiked accessories, shoelaces, buttons that advertise or promote profane, obscene, illegal, immoral or gang comments.
Any color or color combination scheme worn in a manner that suggests a possible affiliation with a gang and/or causes a disruption of the school day.
Hats, Headgear or any knit caps that are disruptive and/or cause a distraction that impedes the learning process. This includes, but is not limited to, disruption to individual rights, student learning, classroom learning and/or disrupts or threatens to disrupt the safe and secure school-wide environment. (Hats are allowed to be worn as long as they do not disrupt the classroom or school setting.)
Disruptive body piercing (eyebrows, nose, and lips) is not permitted.
Non-prescription sunglasses worn indoors.
Patches, emblems, tattoos, flags and clothing depicting vulgarity, profanity, or sexual content, or clothing that advertises alcoholic beverages, tobacco products or illegal substances, or clothing that is perceived degrading to others shall not be permitted. This shall include but is not limited to the following: Black Panthers, Confederate Flag, Nazi Swastika, Gang Symbols, and/or hate groups of any sort, etc.
See-through clothing, clothing that reveals a bare midriff or chest, or clothes that expose the body in a sexually suggestive manner are not acceptable. Underwear-type sleeveless shirts, tube tops, halter tops, and spaghetti straps are not acceptable.
Sagging or baggy pants that do not fit the waist or that are drastically altered or frayed are not acceptable.
Skirts, shorts, and dresses that are more than 4 inches above the knee, or are form-fitting or tight around the body (such as bike shorts).
Students out of dress code may be given clothes to change into in exchange for the old out of dress code items, parents may be contacted and asked to bring a change of clothes or the student may be sent home. Repeat or frequent violations may result in a parent conference. All staff members are required to enforce the Dress Code.
Only authorized hats, including a knit cap, displaying school of attendance logo/mascot/club, or hats used for sanctioned school activities, may be worn on campus, during regular school hours, in route to and from school, at authorized bus stops, on buses, or any co-curricular, and/or school-sponsored event.