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Discipline Policy


1.   A student referral is to be initiated by staff members and turned in to C-05.

a. If an incident occurs in the classroom and is academic related – notify teacher’s villa office prior to sending student to the teacher’s villa office.

b. If an incident is of a serious or threatening nature –Dial * 211 and security will respond promptly. Please write and submit referral to C-05 documenting the situation and identifying all involved.

2.   Referral forms must be completely filled—name, date, subject, grade, villa, attitude, effort, tardiness, attendance, reason and prior action taken by teacher.

3.   Serious violations such as smoking, use of drugs, fighting, and defiance of authority require an immediate student referral to an advisor.  Critical emotional crisis should be immediately escorted to the A-05 Student Services.

4.   Most disciplinary problems are handled on a five-step basis.

Step 1:When a student becomes a disciplinary problem in class, a student/teacher conference will be held. Teacher should notify parent of student referral via phone/ email. The teacher may request counselor participation in this conference.  A Student Referral marked “For Information Only” can be submitted to the appropriate disciplinarian. 

Step 2:If problems should continue, another conference with the student should be held and the student assigned detention after school. 

Step 3:The student who continues to cause problems may be referred on a Student Referral Form to the student disciplinarian for further disciplinary action. 

Step 4:If problems continue, a conference with the student, parent, disciplinarian, villa principal or administrator in charge of discipline may be held for possible disciplinary actions.

Step 5:If the student is having trouble in more that one class, or is a chronic violator of other school rules, stronger disciplinary action will be taken.

5.   Severe Disciplinary Cases/Reasons for Suspension (E.C. 48900)

6.   The following action will be taken with students who consume or use illegal drugs prior to or during school functions

a) Students will be cited or arrested by police authorities and removed from school grounds.

b) Student(s) will be placed on suspension from school and not allowed to attend any school function

c) Parents will be informed immediately by telephone and a parent conference will be held.

7.      Independence High School Tardy Policy – Teachers are not to lock students out of classrooms for any reason during the regular school day under normal circumstances.

      d)   Action Taken for Tardies to Class

1st Tardy: Teacher option.  Talk with the student and assign detention if necessary.

2nd Tardy: Teacher counsels the student and will assign a detention, with phone call home.

3rd Tardy: Teacher will assign another detention and make a second phone call home.

4th Tardy: Referral for Saturday Study Session or other appropriate action, third phone call home.

5th Tardy: If tardiness continues, schedule parent conference with villa principal

Additional Tardies:  More severe action will be taken.


Note:  Failure to attend detention as assigned by teacher may result in additional detention or referral to a disciplinarian for other disciplinary action.

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Non-Discrimination Statement

East Side Union High School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying in educational programs, activities, or employment on the basis of actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, parental, pregnancy, family or marital status, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. East Side Union High School District requires that school personnel take immediate steps to intervene when safe to do so when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying.

Questions or complaints of alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying or title IX equity and compliance concerns should be directed to the Office of the Associate Superintendent of Instructional Services at (408) 347- 5061 or 830 N. Capitol Ave, San Jose, Ca 95133.

Declaración Contra la Discriminación

El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Preparatoria East Side prohíbe la discriminación, el acoso, la intimidación y el abuso en los programas educativos, las actividades o el empleo por causas de ascendencia real o percibida, edad, color de la piel, discapacidad, género, identidad de género o expresión de género, nacionalidad, raza u origen étnico, religión, sexo, orientación sexual, estado de paternidad, embarazo o estado familiar o civil o asociación con una persona o grupo de personas con una o más de estas características reales o percibidas. El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Preparatoria East Side requiere que el personal escolar tome los pasos necesarios inmediatamente para intervenir cuando sea seguro hacerlo en caso de ser testigos de un acto de discriminación, acoso, intimidación o abuso.

Las preguntas o quejas de acusaciones de discriminación, acoso, intimidación y abuso o las preocupaciones sobre la igualdad y el cumplimiento de la ley con relación al artículo IX del Código de Educación deben ser dirigidas a la Oficina del Asistente del Superintendente para los Servicios de Enseñanza al (408) 347-5061 o a la siguiente dirección: 830 N. Capitol Ave, San José, Ca 95133.

Tuyên Bố Không Phân Biệt Đối Xử

(Non-Discrimination Statement)

Học Khu Trung Học East Side nghiêm cấm mọi hành vị kỳ thị, quấy nhiễu, hăm dọa và bắt nạt trong các chương trình giáo dục, các hoạt động hoặc trong công việc không được đặc trên cơ sở về tổ tiên, chủng tộc hoặc sắc tộc, tôn giáo, giới tính, khuynh hướng tình dục, cha mẹ, người mang thai, gia đình, hoặc tình trạng hôn nhân, hoặc liên hệ với một người hoặc một nhóm với nhiều điểm thực tế hoặc đặc điểm về nhận thức. Học Khu Trung Học East Side đòi hỏi nhân viên nhà trường phải tiến hành ngay các biện pháp can thiệp một cách an toàn khi họ chứng kiến các hành vi kỳ thị, quấu rối, hăm dọa hoặc bắt nạt.

Nếu có các câu hỏi hoặc khiếu nạo về sự phân biệt đối xử, sách nhiễu, hăm dọa và bắt nạt hoặc liên quan đến Title IX sự công bằng và tuân thủ các điều này xin qúy vị liên lạc với Văn phòng Phó Tổng Giám Đốc Đặc Trách Giáo Dục tại số điện thoại (408) 347-5061 hoặc địa chỉ 830 N. Capitol Ave, San Jose, CA 95133.