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 Board of Trustees believes that appropriate dress and grooming contribute to a productive learning environment. The Board expects students to wear clothing that is suitable for the school activities in which they participate. Students shall not wear clothing that presents a health or safety hazard or causes a substantial disruption to the educational program.
District and school rules pertaining to student attire shall be included in student handbooks, may be posted in school offices and classrooms, and may be periodically reviewed with all students as necessary.
Students shall not be prohibited from dressing in a manner consistent with their gender identity or gender expression or with their religious or cultural observance.
In addition, the dress code shall not discriminate against students based on hair texture and protective hairstyles, including, but not limited to, braids, locks, and twists. (Education Code 212.1)
The principal or designee is authorized to enforce this policy and shall inform any student who does not reasonably conform to the dress code. The dress code shall not be enforced in a manner that discriminates against a particular viewpoint or results in a disproportionate application of the dress code based on students' gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, household income, or body type or size.
School administrators, teachers, and other staff shall be notified of appropriate and equitable enforcement of the dress code.
When practical, students shall not be directed to correct a dress code violation during instructional time or in front of other students.
Repeated violations or refusal to comply with the district's dress code may result in disciplinary action.
The principal, staff, and parents/guardians at a school may establish a reasonable dress code that prohibits students from wearing gang-related apparel when there is evidence of a gang presence that disrupts or threatens to disrupt the school's activities. Such a proposed dress code shall be presented to the Board, which shall approve the plan upon determining that it is necessary to protect the health and safety of the school environment. The dress code policy may be included in the school's comprehensive safety plan. (Education Code 35183)
When determining specific items of clothing that may be defined as gang apparel, the school shall ensure that the determination is free from bias based on race, ethnicity, national origin, immigration status, or other protected characteristics.
The Board may approve a school-initiated dress code requiring students at the school to wear a school uniform whenever the Board determines that such a dress code will promote student achievement, a positive school climate, and/or student safety.
The Superintendent or designee shall establish procedures whereby parents/guardians may choose to have their children exempted from the school uniform policy. Students shall not be penalized academically, otherwise discriminated against, or denied attendance to school if their parents/guardians so decide. (Education Code 35183)
The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that resources are identified to assist economically disadvantaged students in obtaining uniforms. (Education Code 35183)
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.