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EAST HIGH DISCIPLINE GUIDELINES

Keys to Success

 

The East Bakersfield High School staff desires that all students have a positive
experience at school.We will focus on a well-rounded curriculum related to rigor, relevance,

and relationships.The following “at a glance” guidelines are offered to assist students

and their parents/guardians in understanding behavior expectations for students.

Here’s to yet another successful year at East Bakersfield High School!

 

OUR MOTTO:In School…In Class…On Time…On Task!

CONDUCT:

Since 1938, East High students have always been known for their courteous, respectful behavior.  Please remember the following: 

  • Use appropriate language at all times.  Profane, vulgar or abusive language is NEVER appropriate on a school campus, and it is subject to disciplinary action.

  • In the classroom — and on campus, students are always expected to cooperate with staff requests and/or school policy.  Refusal to cooperate with any staff member is considered defiance and will result in disciplinary action, which can include suspension – or even expulsion.

  • At school–causing damage to school property (tagging), fights, and/or usage or possession of a controlled substance can result in suspension, expulsion and/or arrest on the first offense, depending on circumstance and/or specifics of the case.

 

CLOSED CAMPUS:

East Bakersfield High School is a CLOSED CAMPUS throughout the day.  ALL ACCESS GATES WILL BE LOCKED AT THE BEGINNING OF FIRST PERIOD. Late students must enter through the Attendance Office.  Students may not leave campus at any time during the school day without parent/guardian permission.

  • Off-campus permits must be obtained from the attendance office in advance. If a student needs to leave campus for any reason, parent/guardian must give permission and an off campus pass must be issued before leaving campus.  Failure to do so will result in a “cut” and/or further discipline.

  • EBHS has announced and unannounced tardy sweeps. Students found to be in violation of the tardy policy may be given detention, Saturday Work, campus beautification and/or other discipline as determined by administration.

  • Off campus lunch passes will NOT be granted.  Delivery of off-campus food is not allowed.

  • Students who do not have a 1st or 7th period class should not be on campus. 

  • All students require a security escort for restroom breaks during the class period.  The school also uses the 15/15 rule:  No student is allowed to leave the classroom during the first and last 15 minutes of the class period.

STUDENT IDENTIFICATION CARDS:

Students are to have their ID cards in their possession AT ALL TIMES during school hours or while attending school sponsored events.   All students are expected to produce their student ID cards upon staff request.  ID cards will be provided to all students at the beginning of the school year. Lost or damaged ID cards must be replaced at student expense. 

DRESS CODE:


East Bakersfield High School dress code limits the following:

  • Hats of any kind are not allowed at East High Bakersfield High School

  • Slogans/ illustrations which promote the use and/or glorification of drugs, alcohol, weapons, or tobacco are not acceptable. Tagging is not allowed on clothes, person, private/personal/school issued items at any time.

  • Articles of clothing containing, profane, vulgar, racial, sexist, or sexually suggestive slogans/ illustrations are not acceptable. Slogans/ illustrations of this type may not be present on any personal items such as backpacks, and notebooks.

  • Any attire/adornment that creates a safety hazard for the wearer or others is prohibited. Dangerous/distracting attire such as studded or spiked jewelry, wallet chains, and steel-toed boots is prohibited. Included within these criteria is the expectation that all students will wear shoes. Boys may not wear tank tops

  • Any see-through apparel or apparel which does not cover undergarments is not acceptable. Spaghetti straps, muscle T-shirts, halter tops, tube tops, midriff, fishnet fabric, low-cut tops, excessively short shorts and skirts are not allowed.

  • The presence of any apparel, jewelry, accessory, notebook, or manner of grooming which, by virtue of its color, arrangement, trademark or other attribute, denotes or advocates membership in a group or gang or advocates drug use, racial or ethnic disharmony, or violence or other disruptive behavior, is not allowed. Site administration, on a case by case basis, may require students to cover-up tattoos that are deemed to be: Obscene, profane, cause substantial disruption of the orderly operation of the school, advocate racial, ethnic or religious prejudice, advocate the use of tobacco, illegal drugs, or alcohol, or denote and or advocate membership in a gang.

  • Boys may not wear tank tops. Baggy or oversized pants MUST be worn with a belt and cover all undergarments.

  • Specific learning activities in shops, labs, on-the-job training in business/industry or co-curricular activities may have additional clothing and appearance regulations and/or other as determined by the administration.

PLEASE NOTE THAT EAST HIGH AND/OR THE KERN HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST, STOLEN, OR MISPLACED ITEMS

CELL PHONES AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES:

Cellular phones must be turned off and put away out of sight during school hours. School hours are from the bell signaling the start first period through the bell signaling the release of students from seventh period. All other electronic devices are prohibited on campus at all times. Should your student violate this policy, the following actions will go into effect:

FIRST OFFENSE

  • The electronic item will be confiscated by school personnel and brought to the Dean’s Office.

  • A parent must pick up the item.

  • The student may receive Saturday work or in-school suspension for defiance of school policy.

SECOND OFFENSE:

  • The item will be confiscated by school personnel and brought to the Dean’s Office.

  • A parent must pick up the item at the end of semester and/or date determined by the Dean of Students

  • The student may be suspended for defiance of school policy.

PROHIBITED ITEMS:

  • Walkman, radio, CD/MP3 player, I-Pod (related equipment), laser pen, or related device

  • SKATEBOARDS, SCOOTERS, or ROLLERBLADES

  • Other as determined by administration

 

RIGOR-RELEVANCE-RELATIONSHIPS

Please feel free to call the Dean of Students at (661) 871-7221 ext 72064 with questions/comments

ALWAYS BE SAFE, BE
RESPECTFUL and BE RESPONSIBLE

THIS DOCUMENT IS ONLY A SUMMARY OF MAJOR IDEAS WITHIN THE COMPLETE DISCIPLINE CODE. PLEASE CONTACT THE DEAN OF STUDENTS FOR THE COMPLETE DOCUMENT.