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Campus Safety Policies

If a student feels they are in conflict with a peer or feel they are being bullied or harassed, students are encouraged to report the behavior to the Administrative Vice Principals’ (AVP) Office via email, phone call, and by completing an Incident Report Form available from the AVP Office. Ms. Olliver monitors 9th and 10th grade student needs and athletics on campus. Mr. Gooch is responsible for 11th and 12th grade student needs, parking permits, locker assignments, and facility requests. During Distance Learning, students/parents should contact Ms. Olliver or Mr. Gooch using the email addresses below. Calls may be made to (650) 367-9780. 
Mr. Gooch: ggooch@seq.org
Ms. Olliver: solliver@seq.org
Dress Code Policy

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Dress Code:
The dress code is designed to allow for student comfort and personal expression while maintaining an environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the educational setting. An educational setting is a professional setting thus behavior and dress should reflect the environment.  

The primary responsibility for students’ attire rests with the student and parent(s)/guardian(s). Sequoia is responsible to see that student attire does not interfere with the health and safety of any student and does not contribute to a hostile or intimidating atmosphere for any student. 

Students must wear:
  • A shirt and
  • Bottom (pants/jeans/sweatpants/shorts/skirts/dress - may count as shirt and bottom)/leggings or equivalent) and
  • Shoes

Student cannot wear:
  • Images or language depicting/suggesting drugs, alcohol, vaping, paraphernalia (or any illegal item or activity)
  • Accessories or attire that could be deemed unsafe
  • Clothing that demeans others with regard to gender, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, religion, disability, etc.
  • Images or language that create a hostile or intimidating environment (including hate speech, porgnagraphy, or violence)
  • Visible undergarments (visible waistbands or visible straps are not in violation)
  • Swimsuits (except as required for a class or athletic event)



Sequoia wear is always encouraged!
Prohibited Items

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In addition to items prohibited by the California Education Code, the following are also prohibited on campus during school hours:

  • Laser pens
  • Cigarette lighters and matches
  • Bullhorns
  • E Cigarettes/Vapor Pens

Violating this rule will result in parent contact, confiscation of the item, and may result in further disciplinary action.

Closed Campus

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Sequoia High School is a Closed Campus. Students are not permitted to leave campus during school hours. Students who have doctor appointments must get advance passes to leave campus. Gates to the campus are closed during lunchtime. To exit during lunch with a pass, students are to exit through the Brewster pedestrian gate or by the basketball courts. Student drop off or pick up zones will be at the Elwood or James Street parking lots only.

Out of Bounds Areas

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During brunch and lunch, students must remain in designated areas of the campus including; the buildings, quad area, the lawns immediately in front of the school, and the area back by the Speedway.

The following are areas where students are not allowed:

  • All parking lots
  • Baseball, soccer and football fields
  • Tea Garden area
  • 20 feet away from any fence around the perimeter of the school
  • From the concrete slab in front of the school to El Camino
  • Any designated construction area
Tardy Policy

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SCHOOL BEGINS EACH DAY FOR STUDENTS WITH A FIRST (Mon/Tues/Thurs) OR SECOND (Wed/Fri) PERIOD AT 8:30 A.M. Please adjust your schedule accordingly to make certain your child is on time. It is disruptive to the learning environment to have students coming in late. Also, when class begins at 8:30 and your child arrives late, he/she may miss valuable information and classwork.

Students receive two breaks during the school day - brunch and lunch. These breaks give the students time to go to their lockers, use the restroom, or get food. When these breaks are over, students are given five (5) minutes to be in their classroom or destination and ready to work. There is a one-minute warning bell before the final bell sounds.

Once the final bell has sounded, the halls are cleared of all students who 1) are not in class and 2) do not have a pass from a staff member. These students are taken to the office where they will:

  • be assigned detention for that day
  • call home and tell his/her guardian they were late and that they are serving detention that day after school.

Detention runs from 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. each day.

Every time a student is late for class under the conditions listed above, they will call home and receive detention.

The second time a student is late for class, they will be sent home for the remainder of the day.

The third time a student is late for class, a guardian will be called in for a meeting with the parent and the student.

Students who are chronically tardy may be subject to escalating consequences including, but not limited to truancy abatement contracts, in-house suspension, or suspension from school.

STUDENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE HALLS WITHOUT A PASS DURING CLASS TIME.

California Education Code

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Students who violate the CA Ed Code are dealt with on a case-by-case basis.
Cyber-Bullying Policy

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Sequoia Union High School District Board Policy
Anti-Bullying/Anti-Harrassment Policy
BP 5145.3(a)
The Sequoia Union High School District Board of Education prohibits
bullying, harassment, discrimination, intimidation, or cyberbullying of
any student by any employee, student, or other person. Prohibited
behavior includes physical, verbal, nonverbal, or written conduct that is
so severe or pervasive that it affects a student's ability to participate in
or benefit from an educational program or activity; creates an
intimidating, threatening, hostile, or offensive educational environment;
has the purpose or effect of substantially or unreasonably interfering
with a student's academic performance; or otherwise adversely affects
the student's educational opportunities.
 
Scope of Behavior Consequences
 
CONSEQUENCES MAY INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
 
THE FOLLOWING:
Verbal /Written Warning
Parent Conference/phone contact
Behavioral Contract
Detention – before school, lunchtime & after-school
Campus Beautification
Loss of computer privileges
Loss of school related privileges /activities
Conflict Mediation
Community Service
Class Suspension by Teacher
School Suspension
Alternative to Suspension (Substance/Aggressive
Behavior)
Police Report & Involvement
Referral to Principal Level Meeting