PEP Policies

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On Campus Instruction

Students who attend “on campus” instruction will be required to comply with all LA County Department of Health mandates including, but not limited to, the wearing of masks and adhering to social distance guidelines at all times.  Parents are requested to reinforce these guidelines by emphasizing the importance of adherence to these rules.

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.

PALOS VERDES PENINSULA SUMMER SCHOOLS SAFE SCHOOLS PROGRAM – CODE OF CONDUCT

The Palos Verdes Unified School District Code of Conduct has been adopted for use by Palos Verdes Peninsula Summer Schools. Some adjustments have been made in the disciplinary consequences to conform to the summer school schedule.

CATEGORY 1 VIOLATIONS – ZERO TOLERANCE VIOLATIONS RESULTING IN DISMISSAL

  • 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

Immediate dismissal with an F/U; referral to local law enforcement agency; meeting with student and parent(s) to discuss possible intervention programs and need for additional counseling will result from infraction. No refunds allowable.

CATEGORY 2 – ZERO TOLERANCE VIOLATIONS RESULTING IN DISMISSAL

  • Causing serious physical injury to another person (particularly those acts that are premeditated) except in self­ defense
  • Possessing a knife (particularly a “switchblade” knife or any “dirk”, “dagger,” or other instrument that may be used with the intent of inflicting bodily injury [reference: penal code sections 653(k) and 626.10]), or other dangerous instrument/object of no reasonable use to the student
  • 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, or attempted theft of, damage to, or attempted damage to, school or private property; destruction of (including graffiti, vandalism, etc.), or attempted destruction of, school or private property; knowingly received stolen school or private property

Immediate dismissal with an F/U; possible referral to local law enforcement agency; meeting with student and parent(s) to discuss possible intervention programs/counseling will result from infraction. No refunds allowable.

CATEGORY 3 VIOLATIONS

  • Possession/use of an imitation firearm (a replica of a firearm that is so substantially similar in physical properties to an existing firearm as to lead a reasonable person to conclude that the replica is a firearm)
  • Possession/use of any “look-alike” weapon (if used to threaten to cause injury to another individual or results in disruption of school activities
  • 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 (grades 4-12)
  • 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, including the wearing of apparel/insignias/accessories with gang connotations
  • 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 violations of acceptable use policy for electronic resources (e.g., computer networks, electronic mail, and the internet)
  • Classroom disruption
  • Cheating on examinations and/or other classroom work, including plagiarism (i.e., to represent the work/words of another as one’s own without crediting the source) – “0” grade/”U” citizenship
  • Unsafe acts such as throwing food or any other object, running in corridors, climbing fences or buildings, or any other actions which threaten campus safety or order

Possible dismissal/suspension; possible referral to local law enforcement agency; parent contact; conference with student and parent(s) to discuss possible intervention programs and need for additional counseling will result from infraction.

OTHER VIOLATIONS

Use of skateboards, roller-blades on campus at anytime

  • First Offense – warning and possible confiscation of board/skates for the day
  • Second Offense – confiscation of board/skates and parent contact
  • Third Offense – one day suspension with any additional offense resulting in dismissal

Use of an unauthorized “pager/cell phone” or other electronic signaling device without prior consent of principal/designee

  • First Offense – warning and possible confiscation of phone/device for the day
  • Second Offense – confiscation of device and parent contact
  • Third Offense – one day suspension with any additional offense resulting in dismissal