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Tardies, Electronic Devices and Dress Code

Tardies, Electronic Devices and Dress Code

Cellular Phones/Electronic Devices

The use of electronic devices during the instructional day is a distraction.  The use of cell phones, within the classroom setting, is strictly prohibited.  Consistent with Board policy, a violation of the above can result in disciplinary action and the item being confiscated.  Only parents/guardians listed on school records will be permitted to retrieve cell phones/electronic devices that have been confiscated. The administration will not conduct searches or investigations related to lost or stolen personal items brought to school by students.


Tardies/Tardy Sweep

First period tardy sweep is conducted daily. In order to be on time to class, students should be on campus by 7:40 a.m. each day.  Students are considered on time if they are in their class and in their assigned seat when the bell rings.  The administration will conduct tardy sweeps. Tardies are unacceptable and subject to discipline.

Consequences for tardies may result in the following:

Tardy Sweep – Period 1

  1. Warning
  2. Warning
  3. Warning
  4. Warning
  5. Warning
  6. Warning
  7. 15 min OCS/parent contact (by attendance)
  8. 15 min OCS
  9. 15 min OCS
  10. 15 min OCS
  11. 15 min OCS
  12. Period 1 OCS/parent contact (by attendance)/attendance contract
  13. Period 1 OCS
  14. Period 1 OCS
  15. Period 1 OCS
  16. Period 1 OCS
  17. Period 1 OCS
  18. Period 1 OCS
  19. Period 1 OCS
  20. Period 1 OCS
  21. Academy Referral/parent contact (by administrator)


Tardy – Period 2-6

  1. Warning
  2. Warning
  3. Warning
  4. 15 min OCS/parent contact (by attendance)
  5. 15 min OCS
  6. 15 min OCS
  7. 15 min OCS
  8. Academy Referral/parent contact (by administrator)


Dress Code

Dress & Grooming Code (AR 5132)

Students, while at school or any school-related activity, shall adhere to the dress/grooming standards outlined below:

·         Shoes must be worn at all times.

·         Sandals must have heel straps. Flip-flops, backless shoes, slippers, and strapless sandals are not acceptable;

·         Clothing, jewelry and personal items (backpacks, fanny packs, PE bags, water bottles, etc.) shall be free of writing, pictures or any other insignia which are crude, vulgar, profane, depicting violence, sexually suggestive, drug, alcohol or tobacco company advertising, gambling, weapons, or which advocate racial, ethnic or religious prejudice, create animosity between groups, can be construed to have a “double meaning,” or could create an unsafe disturbance by virtue of its content.

·         Clothes must cover undergarments and/or private areas such as posteriors and cleavage at all times.

·         Tank tops, spaghetti straps, halter tops, strapless tops, off-the-shoulder or low-cut tops, bare midriffs, and skirts or shorts shorter than mid-thigh and see-through or fish-net fabrics are not allowed.

·         Pants must cover posterior area and must sit at natural waist (no sagging). The showing of undergarments is not acceptable.

·         Sleeveless shirts must cover from the base of the neck to edge of the shoulder.

·         Any clothing, make-up, hair style, hair color, or hair accessories that attract undue attention, distracts from the educational process, and or implies group affiliation, is not permitted which includes, but not limited to, Mohawks, “do-rags” , and bandanas.  Hair may not be sprayed by any coloring that would drip when wet.

·         Clothing with buttons or zippers should be worn buttoned or zipped so that chest, stomach, or posterior areas are not exposed.

In case of questionable dress (not explicitly covered in these regulations), the student will be counseled by a staff member and appropriate corrective and/or disciplinary action taken, including, when necessary, a home contact seeking parental cooperation and assistance.  The principal/designee shall be charged with making the determination, on an ongoing basis, if the manner of dress/grooming constitutes a threat to safety or incites students to act in such a manner as to create a clear and present danger or substantial disruption of orderly school operations.



Dress Code - Hats

The Rialto Unified School District Board of Education has adopted a policy (AR 5132a) with regard to the use of hats as sun-protective apparel:


  • Sun-protective hats must have brims of 1-3 inches, preferably all the way around the head.
  • The crown of the hat must be no more than 2 inches above the head, made of a soft material, and must be foldable.
  • Jackets with hoods may be worn but hoods must be removed from the head when entering building and inside classrooms.
  • Hats and tie strings must be one solid color in white, tan, gray, blue, silver or black only.  No other colors or combinations of colors will be permitted; (exception: approved school team or spirit hats).
  • Hats may not have logos or writing except with the approved school logo and school team or spirit hats.
  • Hats may be worn outside only and must be removed when entering the building.
  • Hats may not be worn backwards or sideways.
  • Visors and knit caps (“beanies”) are permitted as long as they adhere to approved colors and worn appropriately.

Students who wear or bring hats in violation of the policy may have their hats confiscated and face disciplinary action.  Confiscated items will require parent pick-up.


Gang or crew-related apparel

Individual schools may establish a dress code prohibiting gang-related apparel at school or school activities.  The principal, staff, and parents/guardians participating in the development of the school safety plan shall define “gang-related apparel” and shall limit this definition to apparel that reasonably could be determined to threaten the health and safety of the school environment if it were worn or displayed on a school campus.  (Education Code 35294.1) State Education Code 48900-48926