Inappropriate Behavior Requiring Teacher Intervention
1. ACADEMIC INTEGRITY
Cheating on tests, assignments, projects or similar activities; plagiarism; claiming credit for another person’s work;
fabrication of facts, sources or other supporting material; unauthorized collaboration; facilitating academic dishonesty;
falsifying school documents; forging signatures; cannot be tolerated in the school environment. The teacher will
confiscate all evidence, document the situation, and consult with the designated house principal. See Academic
Integrity Policy (BP5131.9) for consequences.
2. COMPUTER / INTERNET / TECH MISUSE
Minor misuse of computer, internet, and technology may result in a short-term loss (semester/year) of
computer/Internet access in accordance with district technology agreement and guidelines. Minor misuse constitutes
using computer/internet/technology that is not aligned with the teacher’s instructions or the class/assignment/project’s
purpose. Additional consequences may be assigned depending on the severity of the behavior. Major violations will
be dealt with as Level III offenses. See the District Technology Agreement for expectations and guidelines.
3. DRESS CODE / INAPPROPRIATE CLOTHING
Students’ dress and appearance are required to be of such character as to not disrupt nor detract from the
instructional procedures of the school day nor represent or mention anything in direct conflict with the code of
conduct. Clothing may not reference tobacco, drugs, alcohol, or derogatory, profane, or hate language. Clothes
must cover your chest, midriff, and bottom. No strapless tops or bare feet are permitted. Students who violate this
code may be asked to change into appropriate clothing.
4. INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR
Intentional acts, behaviors, or conduct in the classroom that interfere with an orderly environment, will not be
tolerated. This includes the use of any oral or written rude or disrespectful comments or gestures toward another
student. The house principal may apply additional consequences beyond those generally described for Level I
Offenses if the violation includes threats, aggression, or other inappropriate behavior.
5. INAPPROPRIATE ITEMS
Electronic devices (cell phones, tablets, headsets, etc.) are to be turned off when students enter an academic setting
such as a classroom, library, or lab, unless the teacher or supervising adult asks a student(s) to turn the item on.
Items that may interfere with the educational process or may endanger the safety of another person are
prohibited. NOTE: Teachers or any supervising adult may confiscate any inappropriate items if used during class
time. Items should not be held in confiscation any later than the official school day (3:30PM). Los Gatos High School
is not liable for any lost or stolen items.
6. NONCOMPLIANCE WITH CLASSROOM RULES
Each teacher establishes the rules and procedures for his/her classroom. Students are expected to observe those
rules and to respond promptly and appropriately to the direction of the teacher. Students are expected to bring
necessary materials to class (books, paper, pencils, calculator, etc.) and/or participate in class work, assignments,
projects and other classroom activities.
Students are expected to be on time for each class. Students who are tardy for class as defined by the teacher,
either not in the room or not in a seat when the bell rings without a school pass, three times or more per semester
may receive Level 1 consequences. Excessive tardiness, 5 or more per semester, that continue to disrupt the
learning environment for the student or others may increase to a Level II offense.
CONSEQUENCES FOR LEVEL I OFFENSES:
For the first through third offense, the teacher will administer one of the following consequences:
1. Private conference with student
2. Phone call or conference with parent or guardian
3. After school detention
Fourth and subsequent offenses: A discipline referral is completed and forwarded to the designated house principal.
Depending on the nature of the violation and the number of teacher interventions, the house principal may increase
the level of the offense.