Behavior Policies

Behavior/Discipline Policy

  • Every student has the right to learn and teachers have the right to teach.

  • Follow directions, be on time, and be prepared to learn.

  • Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.

  • Be respectful and demonstrate kindness while at school and in the community.

  • Bullying, harassment, or intimidation of any kind will not be tolerated on campus. (Per SDUSD Administrative Procedure #6381)

  • Follow the school dress code policy.

  • Do not use personal hygiene items such as makeup, mirrors, or hair combs/picks in class.

  • Be responsible and secure your belongings. Do not leave backpacks, binders, purses, wallets, etc. unattended or unlocked.

  • Lock your bikes and skateboards in the rack area only.

  • No loitering afterschool.

  • Board and ride the city buses in a courteous manner.

  • Be careful with school property (books, furniture, computers, etc.), and use technology equipment and the internet appropriately.

In addition...

  • Energy drinks are not allowed (e.g. Red Bull, Rock Star, Monster)

  • Chewing gum is not allowed anywhere, anytime.

  • Running and yelling throughout campus and classrooms is not allowed.

  • Any articles, including weapons, which may cause injury or disruption, are not permitted at school. Any student found with these items will be recommended for expulsion (Zero Tolerance).

  • Electronic devices are not allowed on campus. This includes iPods, headphones/ear buds, cell phones, etc. This rule applies to PrimeTime as well.

  • Leave large amounts of cash and other valuables at home.

  • The school is not responsible for lost or stolen items, including cell phones.

Suspension Guidelines

Students have choices and their decision should be to behave appropriately in school. Those who have severe behavior in school will be suspended. Suspendable offenses include, but are not limited to the following:


Fighting or play fighting

Defiance/profanity to a staff member

Classroom endangerment/major disruption

Bringing, possessing, or using tobacco, alcohol, or other drugs on campus

Sexual harassment

Hate violence


Vandalism or graffiti (defacing school property)

Multiple referrals

Zero Tolerance Violations which will result in expulsion include:

  • Three Fights

  • Possession of a Weapon, including knifes, guns, explosives, fireworks, or any dangerous object

  • Furnishing or selling drugs

  • Assault or battery on a school employee

  • Sexual assault or sexual battery

  • Robbery

  • Hate incidents

Referral Process for Discipline Issues

All classrooms use the following levels of intervention for misbehavior:

Level 1 Teacher gives verbal warning or "reset."
Level 2 Teacher makes phone call home and issues a Buddy Room referral. (Buddy Room assignment includes a reflection and must have an academic focus.)
Level 3

Teacher makes phone call home and issues a referral.


Severe Classroom Violations/Administrative Referral

Call campus supervision - referral to Counselor or Administrator

  • Zero Tolerance violations

  • Fighting

  • Vandalism

  • Theft

  • Extreme defiance or disrespect

  • Bullying and/or harassment

School Safety

Students have an active role in creating a safe school environment at Roosevelt. To ensure the safety of all students, we ask every Roosevelt student to pledge to:

  1. Report immediately to an adult if you have knowledge of a student bringing a weapon to campus.

  2. Report immediately to an adult if you have knowledge of a student planning to harm him/herself or others (for example, suicide or fights after school).

  3. Never threaten, put down, push, hit or otherwise harm fellow students. No bullying on our campus! Keep your hands to yourself. (Refer to SDUSD Administrative Procedure #6381)

  4. Report drug use or possession to an adult.

  5. You are responsible for your property. Secure your possessions.

Where to Get Help or Report Information

There are many adults on campus who can help you if you have questions or concerns. If you have important information to report, please see one of the adults listed below. These adults include, but are not limited to:

  1. Your teacher

  2. Your counselor

  3. School administration (Principal and Associate Principal)

  4. Crime Stoppers anonymous tips at 888-580-TIPS (up to a $1,000 reward)

District Tobacco and Drug Policy (includes E-cigarettes)

Education Code Section 48900 gives the superintendent or principal of a school the authority to suspend and/or recommend for expulsion any student who unlawfully possesses, uses, sells, or otherwise furnishes, or has been under the influence of any controlled substance as defined in Section 11007 of the Health and Safety Code.

Public Displays of Affection (PDAs)

There will be no public displays of affection (PDAs) on campus, whether in the classroom or outside classes. PDAs include kissing, holding hands, prolonged hugs (more than a quick hug) and/or inappropriate touching or disrespecting one's personal space (touching in a sexual manner).

Lunchtime Expectations

  • Stay in the lunch court areas

  • Respect staff on lunch supervision and fellow students

  • Accept responsibility for actions

  • No cutting in line

  • No running

  • No yelling or foul language

  • No cell phone use

  • Don't touch anyone's possessions without permission

  • Keep RMS clean - pick up your litter

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