Summer Intermediate School Policies

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Zero Tolerance Policy - please see Code of Conduct

Palos Verdes Peninsula Summer Schools maintains a zero tolerance policy in regard to 1) the use and/or possession of tobacco, alcohol, drugs, e-cigs/vape products, and/or weapons; 2) instances of violence or harassment; and 3) inappropriate use of electronic information. Dismissals from summer school occur when students violate attendance and/or disciplinary codes. PVPSS reserves the right to dismiss from summer school any student whose conduct does not adhere to the goals and standards listed here.

Code of Conduct


  • Selling illegal narcotics/drugs/controlled substances
  • Unlawfully possessed or unlawfully offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell drug paraphernalia
  • Brandishing a knife/weapon at another person
  • Possessing, selling, or otherwise furnishing a firearm
  • Committed or attempted to commit a sexual assault or a sexual battery
  • Possessing an explosive


  • Possessing a knife or other instrument that may be used with the intent of inflicting bodily injury
  • Unlawfully possessing/using, furnishing, or being under the influence of any narcotics/illegal drugs/controlled substances
  • Extortion/robbery
  • Assault or battery against any school employee as defined in sections 240 and 242 of the penal code
  • Involvement (use, sale, furnishing, purchase, and/or possession} with alcohol
  • Possession or use of tobacco, or any product containing tobacco or nicotine products
  • Theft of, or damage to, school or private property (or attempt of theft/damage)
  • Causing serious physical injury to another person (particularly those acts that are premeditated) except in self­ defense


  • Engaged in, or attempted to engage in, hazing, as defined in penal code section 245.6(b) (referenced in 48900(q))
  • Possession of a knife or other dangerous instrument/object
  • Intimidation, any act of hate violence, or threatening to cause injury to another person
  • Disrupted school activities or otherwise willfully defied the valid authority of school personnel in the performance of their duties
  • Gang activity/involvement or any gang-related action/behavior that is damaging or disruptive to a safe and orderly school
  • Involvement (use, sale, furnishing, purchase, and/or possession) with alcohol
  • Racial/religious/sexual harassment (grades 4-12)
  • Committed an obscene act or engaged in habitual profanity/vulgarity
  • Falsification or forgery in relation to official documents
  • Violation of dress standards, including wearing of unsafe or disruptive attire or unsafe footwear
  • General violation of school rules, including the acceptable use policy for electronic resources
  • Significant classroom disruption/disregarding the classroom expectations/teacher directions
  • Cheating on examinations and/or other classroom work, including plagiarism
  • Unsafe acts, such as throwing food, or any other actions which threaten campus safety or order
  • Possession/use of an imitation weapon which can reasonably be mistaken for a real weapon
  • Leaving class without permission and/or refusal to return to class after recess or at the beginning of the school day