The purpose of a discipline policy is to assure an orderly and safe learning environment for all students and to eliminate questions about unacceptable conduct at Hoover.
All teachers are expected to post rules for behavior in their rooms. Students violating those rules are subject to disciplinary action by the teacher. Frequent violators will be subject to disciplinary action upon referral to a Counselor, Dean of Students or Vice Principal.
Hoover High School Dress Code
Students are expected to use common sense and wear clothes suitable to the learning atmosphere. This includes clothing that is clean, neat and in good taste.
- No hats or headwear other than those for religious purposes may be worn in the classroom. Students must remove hats upon entering the classroom.
- Tops must have a minimum of 2 inch wide straps and not allow for cleavage or midriffs to be shown.
- Shorts or skirts must be longer than a student’s fingertips with arm straight at the side
- Pants must be worn around the waist – no sagging allowed
- Undergarments should not be visible
- Sleepwear, pajamas, and blankets are prohibited
- House shoes and/or slippers are prohibited
- Clothing must be free of drug, alcohol, gang or sexual references
- Bandanas, do rags, spiked jewelry, or loosely hanging chains are prohibited
Skateboards, Rollerblades, Scooters, and Bicycles
Students are not permitted to bring skateboard or scooters to school. Bicycles cannot be ridden on campus and must be locked in the bike rack immediately upon arriving to school. Neither bicycles nor skateboards/scooters will be stored for students on campus. The school is not responsible for theft or damage to bicycles locked on school grounds.
Food and Drink
Food and drink are not permitted in classrooms at any time.
Lunch Time Boundaries
Students are expected to remain within the front quad, back quad or cafeteria during lunch. All boundaries will be marked by a green line. Students may not be in the A bungalows, PE area, within any classroom building or on any staircase. Please be respectful of the boundaries. Rainy day lunch will be held in the cafeteria and big gym.
Electronic Devices - Cell Phones, MP3 players, Portable Game Devices
Students are encouraged not to bring electronic devices such as cell phones, Ipods, PSPs, etc. on campus. If brought, they may be used only before and after school, during lunch and passing periods. Ringing or beeping devices due to incoming messages are considered to be in use. Students are expected to turn over devices whenever requested by a staff member. A parent or guardian may be required to pick these items up from an administrator at the designated time. Students who fail to comply with a staff member's request must have a parent conference and may be assigned detention, Saturday School or be suspended.
If electronics are confiscated, they will be turned in to the Dean of Students who will:
- 1st offense: return device to the student after school
- 2nd offense: return device to the parent
- 3rd offense: conduct a parent conference prior to return of device
Electronic devices are brought to school at the student’s risk. The school is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
Challenge of Authority
- All school staff members are in a position of authority on campus and at any school related activity. School staff is defined as all adult personnel.
- Direct challenges or verbal abuse toward a staff member will result in disciplinary action.
- If the challenge or verbal abuse is considered a threat of bodily harm to a staff member, disciplinary action could result in arrest and possible expulsion from the San Diego Unified School District.
NOTE: By law, students are required to do what is reasonably asked of them, as long as the request does not cause physical or mental injury to them.
If a student feels he/she is not being treated fairly, the student should refrain from arguing with the staff member and take the appeal to a Vice Principal or Dean of Students.
Please consult the 2013-2014 Student Handbook for more information.