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

  • Students are expected to maintain a safe environment in the school.

  • Steele Canyon is a place of learning and business. Student dress and appearance should reflect this image. Students are expected to exercise good judgment regarding their attire and grooming so as not to disrupt the educational environment and to establish a healthy school climate.  Clothing must be clean, in good repair and worn in such a manner as to exercise good taste.  The dress code is a dynamic document.  Changes may be made any time during the school year.

Dress Code

DRESS CODE SPECIFICS:

  •  No display of weapons of any kind

  • No display of profane, obscene or sexually suggestive language, pictures or gestures

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

  • No logos that represent racism or hate.

  • No gang-related clothing.

  • No head gear including hats, caps, nets, bandanas, sweatbands, beanies, hoods, etc.

  • Clothing should be school appropriate, cover undergarments and cover private parts.

  • No blankets

  • No steel-toed footwear or roller skates (Heelies) of any kind

  • Footwear must be worn at all times while at school or school-sponsored activities


 

The school administration may disallow other types of clothing that may jeopardize a safe and orderly environment for the students and school staff.

 

Consequences:

Consequences will include a referral to the Assistant Principal for modification of the student dress to correct the violation. Students will be asked to change into a Steele Canyon T-shirt and/or Steele Canyon shorts. Further violations will result in suspension/parent conference. Loaner clothing not returned will result in a fine of $10 per item.

 

Consequences of violating the no headgear policy:

1st Offense: Confiscation of headgear - student picks up at the end of the day.

2nd Offense: Parent will have to pick up.

3rd Offense: Headgear will remain in Assistant Principal’s Office until the end of the term.