Behavior Code

The Steele Canyon High School Behavior Code is provided to each student to ensure a safe, secure and orderly campus. A safe and orderly educational climate is conducive to learning for all students and promotes good citizenship, a quality necessary to function effectively in American society. The procedures in the Behavior Code comply with Steele Canyon Charter High School Board policies, as well as State and Federal Laws; they are based on timely and consistent consequences for conduct that is disruptive to our campus.

Steele Canyon High School desires to instill in its students a sense of responsibility, respect for others, respect for the school and respect for self. Students are expected to demonstrate responsible behavior that does not interfere with the safety, well-being, or educational opportunities for themselves or others.

Steele Canyon High School strives to teach students responsibility, self-discipline, and respect through defining student expectations and requiring acceptable standards of behavior. With this in mind, a set of School-Community Expectations has been developed as well as clear expectations of acceptable behavior and consequences for violations.

Steele Canyon High School recognizes that a well-ordered and safe environment can only occur in cooperation with all members of the school community to include students, staff, and parents.

SCHOOL-COMMUNITY EXPECTATIONS

STUDENTS are expected:

  • to be drug, alcohol, and weapon free.

  • to behave in a safe and orderly manner.

  • to maintain a safe environment in the school.

  • to treat all members of the school community with respect.

  • to respect the property of others.

  • to follow all school rules and respect the authority and direction of school staff.

  • to seek nonviolent and constructive solutions to conflict.

  • to attend school daily and be on time to class.

  • to complete assigned work to the best of one’s ability, turn assignments in on time and be a contributing member

    of each class.

  • to practice responsible and honest behavior.

  • to participate in maintaining a clean campus.

  • to live healthy lifestyles.

  • to follow the dress code policy.

 

STAFF are expected:

  • to come to school prepared to teach all students regardless of the student’s knowledge and background.

  • to provide well-planned and well-conceived instruction each day.

  • to be empathetic to the needs, concerns and problems of each student.

  • to provide continual feedback to the students and parents to remain well-informed in assigned subject area(s).

PARENTS are expected:

  • to support the school’s rules and expectations.

  • to provide the time necessary at home to support their child’s academic program.

  • to become part of the school community willing to provide assistance in whatever ways possible.

BEHAVIOR EXPECTATIONS

 

Behavior: DISCRIMINATION, HARASSMENT AND BULLYING

Steele Canyon High School prohibits any harassment or discrimination that creates a hostile environment and jeopardizes equal education opportunities guaranteed by the California and United States Constitutions. All persons in public schools shall be afforded equal rights and opportunities in education regardless of their race, religion, creed, color, marital status, parental status, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, mental or physical disability, or any other distinguishable characteristic.

Steele Canyon High School prohibits bullying as defined in the Education Code to mean “any severe or pervasive physical or verbal act or conduct, including communications made in writing or by means of an electronic act, as defined, including, but not limited to, sexual harassment, hate violence, or harassment, threats, or intimidation, that has the effect or can reasonably be predicted to have the effect of placing a reasonable pupil as defined, in fear of harm to that pupil’s person or property, causing a reasonable pupil to experience substantial interference with his or her academic performance, or causing a reasonable pupil to experience substantial interference with his or her ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities or privileges provided by the school.”

Bullying (including cyber-bullying), harassment, or intimidation in any form is prohibited at school or school-related activities (including off campus events, school-sponsored activities, school buses, any event related to school business) or outside of school hours with the intention to be carried out during any of the above.

DRESS CODE

The creation of the Steele Canyon Dress Code was a collaborative effort that included the input and feedback of staff, students, and families. Great care has been taken to be mindful of equity with respect to gender, ethnicity, culture, religion, sexual orientation, and body type, etc.  

 

Steele Canyon High School seeks to create an environment where students feel confident, diversity is celebrated, and all are respected and valued. We ask that students dress in a manner that reflects positively on themselves, their families, and our school.

 

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Headwear:

  • Students may wear headgear on campus

    • Out of respect to the learning environment, students may be asked to remove hats and hoods when inside.

 

Tops:

  • Students must wear a school appropriate top that covers their torso

    • All undergarments must be covered

    • Must cover most of the stomach

    • Must have straps over both shoulders

 

Bottoms:

  • Students must wear bottoms that cover their private areas

    • All undergarments must be covered

 

Miscellaneous:

  • No display of weapons of any kind

  • No display of profane, obscene or sexually suggestive language, logos, pictures or gestures, including "Playboy," "Hustler," etc.

  • No alcohol/tobacco product or any controlled substance logos, pictures, or slogans

  • No logos that represent racism or hate

  • Footwear must be worn at all times

 

Dress Code Violations:

Students who arrive at school in violation of the Steele Canyon Dress Code will be provided an appropriate top and/or bottom before returning to class.  We want our students to be confident in themselves and have a positive body image.  Staff will use reasonable efforts to correct dress code violations in a respectful and private manner.

 

School Provided Clothing:

Appropriate clothing provided to students who violate the dress code and will include a T-Shirt and athletic shorts.  Students will have the option to select from a T-Shirt.  The school provided alternatives may include Steele Canyon logos and will not call any undue attention to the students wearing them.  Students are expected to wash and return the school provided clothes promptly.  Students who fail to return the school provided clothing may be placed on the fine list.

 

Disclaimer

The dress code is a dynamic document.  Changes may be made any time during the school year.

 

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