Antelope Valley School District

School Rules and Procedures

STUDENT DRESS AND GROOMING

Each school shall allow students to wear sun-protective clothing, including but not limited to hats, for outdoor use during the school day. Any hats worn must be appropriate for school rules and particularly in respect to any gang-associated apparel. (Education Code 35183.5)

All students will wear an identification badge at all times during the school day. The badge is to be worn above the waist and clearly visible at all times. The initial identification shall be provided by the school. Any lost identification will be replaced at the expense of the student. In addition, the following standards shall apply to all regular school activities:

  1. All students are required to wear appropriate footwear for school.
  2. All shirts and tops must cover the midriff at all times. The following are examples of clothing that is unacceptable: tank tops, strapless, spaghetti straps, off the shoulder, cut-out designs, low-cut shirts, bare-back, sheer or mesh clothing that does not have an appropriate blouse or shirt underneath, etc.
  3. All pants and shorts must fit at the waist. No sagging or low riding will be permitted. Clothing must cover undergarments when sitting, standing, or bending. Jeans with excessive tears or holes, that are revealing, may not be worn. No revealing leggings.
  4. Hemlines and slits on dresses, skirts and shorts above mid-thigh are not acceptable.
  5. Only school hats are acceptable and must be worn with brim forward.
  6. Clothing and hair accessories that are unsafe and/or dangerous are not permitted (for example, hair-picks, combs, studded belts, chains, spikes, handcuffs, safety pins and needles)
  7. Clothing or jewelry that depicts any “gang-style” writing, illegal activity, sexually related or obscene gestures and material, tobacco, weapons, drugs, alcohol, words, pictures or phrases that depict violence or intimidation may not be worn.
  8. Any body piercing that presents a safety issue or major distraction will not be allowed.
  9. Any clothing or styles of dress that are designed to provoke fear, violence, or intimidation, including gang-related attire, is not acceptable.

GANG DRESS POLICY

  1. Pants that are oversized at the waist are not allowed. These can be identified as pants that are folded in at the waist or belt line (e.g. students with 32” waist should not wear pants larger than 32”)
  2. Wearing pants below the waist line (sagging) is not allowed.
  3. No gang-related jewelry, insignia, color, bandannas, paraphernalia, materials, apparel, clothing or attire may be worn or carried on campus or school activities.
  4. Belt buckles with any initials are not allowed.
  5. Wearing an over-sized belt with one end hanging down is prohibited.
  6. Excessive color identities worn in the color of red and/or purple, blue and/or green, black and/or grey, brown or orange (in combination with other gang attire are prohibited.)
  7. Gang-related hats, baseball-type caps or other gang-related head gear may not be worn on campus or at school activities. Official school gear (approved by the principal) representing the current school residence and/or plain beanies with NO logos may be worn.
  8. Bandannas, red or blue belts, red or blue thick shoelaces, or rags/Do-Rags that commonly signify gang identity by style or color are prohibited.
  9. Clothing, jewelry, paraphernalia or materials which are obscene, sexually explicit or which depict or suggest sexually-related or obscene pictures, wording or which promotes violence, the use/abuse of drugs, tobacco or alcohol may not be worn or carried on campus or at a school activities.
  10. Shorts extending below the knee when worn with over-the calf sock are prohibited. No pants can be worn with one leg up and one down.
  11. No student may wear clothing, jewelry, paraphernalia, or accessories which pose a threat to the physical and/or emotional well-being and safety of the student or others on campus or at school activity.
  12. Shirts buttoned at the top and unbuttoned at the bottom are prohibited.
  13. Steel-toe combat style shoes and/or boots are prohibited.
  14. Gang or tagger-crew writing on shoes, clothing or body, backpacks, accessories or homemade items are prohibited.
  15. Sports jerseys other than school jerseys will not be allowed.
  16. Clothing or articles of clothing (including, but not limited to gloves, bandannas, shoestrings, wristbands, jewelry) which are likely to provoke others to acts of violence or which are likely to cause others to be intimidated by fear of violence may not be worn on campus or at any school activity.

MINIMUM PENALTIES FOR DRESS CODE VIOLATIONS

Students who appear at school or school sponsored activities wearing inappropriate clothing or who are inappropriately groomed will not be allowed to attend class or school sponsored activities until they make the changes necessary to meet the District’s dress and grooming requirements. Consequences may include, but not limited to, removing or changing the inappropriate clothing item(s), removal from normal class setting, or contacting parents to return home to obtain appropriate clothing.

First Offense:
Warning (documented)
Student conference with administrator

Second Offense:
Parent contact
Student assigned to one day Lunch Detention

Third Offense:
Student assigned two days Lunch Detention
Parent contact for continued defiance of school rules

Fourth Offense:
Suspension of one to two days (Off Campus)
Possible placement to alternative program for continued defiance of school rules

Fifth Offense:
Suspension of three to five days (Off Campus)

ELECTRONIC SIGNALING DEVICES

Littlerock High School is not responsible for lost or stolen items. The administration strongly recommends that students do not bring expensive items such as I Pod’s, PSP’s, cell phones, etc. to school or school-sponsored activities.

Use of electronic signaling devices including, but not limited to, cell phones (including those with digital image or photograph-taking capabilities) and pagers are prohibited from being used on 10 campus during school hours. These items will be confiscated and turned into the security office. These items will be returned and must be picked up by a parent or adult listed on the student's emergency card.

The legislature finds that the use by any person, including a pupil, of any electronic listening or recording device in any classroom of the elementary and secondary schools without the prior consent of the teacher and the principal of the school given to promote an educational purpose disrupts and impairs the teaching process and discipline in the elementary and secondary schools, and such use is prohibited. Any person, other than a pupil, who willfully violates this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. Any pupil violating this section shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary action.

Bring Your Own Technology

Providing students and staff with a 21st 51st century digital learning environment is part of the Antelope Valley Union High Schools district’s (AVUHSD) core values. Beginning with the 2012-2013 school year, AVUHSD will allow junior high and high school students to bring their own technology devices (laptops, smart phones, eReaders, iPads, etc.) to use at specified times during the school day. Use of these devices is to enhance learning in the classroom and will be pursued when deemed appropriate by individual teacher discretion. In addition to bringing their own devices, secondary students will have access to their own Google Apps account, including Gmail, within the AVUHSD domain. With teacher approval, students may use their devices in the classroom to access and save information from the Internet, communicate and collaborate with other learners, and utilize the productivity tools available to them through their student Google Apps account.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT

The Governing Board is committed to maintaining an educational environment that is free from harassment. The Board prohibits sexual harassment of students by other students, employees or other persons, at school or school-sponsored or school-related activities.

Any student who engages in sexual harassment of anyone at school or at a school-sponsored or school-related activity is in violation of this policy and shall be subject to disciplinary action. Disciplinary action may include suspension and/or expulsion, provided that in imposing such discipline the entire circumstances of the incident(s) shall be taken into account.

BULLYING

Any student who engages in inappropriate use (including, but not limited to, bullying, threats, plans of unsportsmanlike behavior, etc.) of social media (including, but not limited to, texting, Facebook, etc.) may be held accountable for disciplinary action, up to and including suspension from school and/or removal from an athletic team for the remainder of the season.