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Policies & Procedures

The following policies can be found in the 2013-2014 Parent/Student handbook.

Dress Code

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The following minimum standards shall be enforced:

  • 1st Offense-Student changes into appropriate clothes & Parent Contact.
  • 2nd Offense-ACP assigned, Possible Team/Parent conference.
  • 3rd Offense-Saturday School assignment.
  • 4th Offense-Behavior contract, Parent Conference.

Dress and grooming should fit in the school situation.

"A pupil who goes to school without proper attention having been given to personal cleanliness or neatness of dress, may be sent home to be properly prepared for school, or shall be required to prepare himself (herself) for the schoolroom before entering." (California Administrative Code, Title 5, pision 2, Section 302)

The following minimum standards shall be enforced in the Corona-Norco Unified School District in order to meet the requirements of the California Administrative Code regarding grooming, dress, and appearance and the Education Code regarding free expression:

A. Any clothing, makeup, hairstyle or wig that has been demonstrated to contribute to the substantial disruption of the orderly operation of the school is inappropriate/unacceptable for school attire. Dress should be suitable and comfortable for normal school activities. Clothing should correspond with the demands and purpose of the activity in which students participate. Clothing should be clean and in good repair.

B. Skirts and shorts shall be worn at an appropriate/acceptable length for sitting as well as standing so that undergarments shall not show. Skirts and dresses may be of any style if all slits, openings and length are no higher than half the distance between the knees and waist and do not expose one's underclothing. Shorts may be worn but must be in good taste. No undergarments or posteriors shall show.

C. Pants must fit at the hip so they will stay on without a belt.

D. Footwear must be worn at all times and have hard soles. (Tennis shoes are appropriate/acceptable.)

E. Apparel with emblems, printing, etc., that are obscene, libelous, or slanderous, or that incite students as to create a clear and present danger are not permitted on campus and may not be worn. [Skin art, which is obscene or libelous or so incite students as to create a clear and present danger of the commission of unlawful acts on school premises, must be covered.] The following items of clothing are considered inappropriate/unacceptable for school attire:

1. Strapless, halter tops, or tube tops

2. Bare midriffs (no skin showing)

3. Undergarments showing

4. Chains or weapons (chains such as those attached to belts or wallets present a safety hazard.)

5. No Shirts

6. Lack of undergarments

7. Shirts, tops or sweaters unbuttoned below the sternum

8. Bathing suits (except in the swimming pool areas and locker rooms)

9. Hats**, visors of any kind, or sunglasses inside classrooms or office areas.

Other items or manner of wearing clothing may inappropriate/unacceptable according to A-E above.

**Each school site will develop policies regarding the type of clothing to be allowed for outdoor use of sun-protective clothing.

Electronic Devices Policy

  • 1st Offense: Warning - phone is confiscated and returned to student. Parent is contacted.
  • 2nd Offense: Detention - phone is confiscated and returned to parent. Parent conference is held. Phone may no longer be brought to campus.
  • 3rd Offense: Saturday School - phone is confiscated and returned to parent. Parent conference is held.
  • 4th Offense: Phone is confiscated and returned to parent. Student is suspended. Signs will be posted inside all classrooms that state cell phones, pagers, text messages, or other electronic signaling devices, may not be activated in any classroom or building. (Prior to a suspension, the administrator must document the date and time of the parent conference after the third offense.)
  • Students may be directed by any school employee to end a phone call that the adult feels may contribute to an unsafe situation for the student or campus.
  • The use of cell phones for illegal or illicit purposes is strictly prohibited. Students who use a cell phone for such purposes will be disciplined.
  • Repeated violations of this policy will result in student discipline including, but not limited to detentions, Saturday School or suspension.


Conduct grades are as follows:

  • O Outstanding
  • S Satisfactory
  • N Needs Improvement
  • U Unsatisfactory

Students are expected to follow all school rules outlined in the CNUSD Student/Parent Handbook and the El Cerrito Middle School Handbook.

Disrespectful attitudes, gestures of obscenities and expressions of profanities made by students to their peers or to the adults are not allowed.

Unacceptable Campus Activities:

When a campus activity involves any physical contact or aimless chasing with other students, it usually encourages retaliation and other unacceptable behavior. Therefore, it cannot be accepted as safe for students to play. Riding skateboards or scooters or roller blades is not allowed on school grounds.

Personal Items:

Knives, sharp objects, cartridges, fireworks, play/real guns or any other questionable personal items are NOT permitted on the campus or at school and could result in student expulsion. The school cannot be responsible for valuable personal objects such as jewelry, sports equipment, scooters, skateboards, etc. These items should be left at home.

Assertive Discipline Guidelines:


  • Will result in 1-5 days of suspension. Referred for counseling and conflict mediation.
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