HPCRAHS HONOR CODE
Students will show their pride in themselves and their school by:
• Following all rules of behavior and conduct, including wearing the school uniform
• Practicing and promoting intellectual honesty
• Respecting the ideas and opinions of fellow students and school personnel
• Attending classes regularly and on time
• Completing assigned work and seeking tutoring when necessary
• Being prepared for class (i.e. books, materials, homework, pencils/pens)
• Participating fully in class and school assignments, discussions, and assessments
• Respecting the property and safety of the school and others
• Being considerate of others and keeping the campus clean
Violations of the Honor Code include, but are not limited to:
• Any type of classroom disturbance, including eating in class
• Plagiarism (print or electronic) or cheating on any assignment or assessment
• Failure to promptly follow lawful directions of all staff members
• Fighting, horseplay, pushing, throwing, running, or yelling
• Inappropriate use of technology and telecommunications
• Bringing and/or using MP3 players, radios, video games, or other electronic devices
• Leaving the HPCRAHS closed campus during school hours
• Use, possession, or sale of alcohol, tobacco, or a controlled substance or paraphernalia
• Possession of a knife, gun, explosive, or other dangerous object
• Theft or destruction of school property or the property of others
Students who violate the HPCRAHS Honor Code or school rules are subject, but not limited to:
• Verbal warning
• Loss of privileges (i.e. detention or school service)
• A verbal and/or written notice to parents
• Conference with student/parent
• Suspension or expulsion
HPCRAHS SCHOOL UNIFORM POLICY
We believe that student attire reflects the pride of all Jaguars and affects the learning environment of the school. HPCRAHS relies upon the good judgment and taste of students, staff, and parents with respect to grooming and appearance.
COLORS OF THE OFFICIAL SCHOOL UNIFORM
• 9th grade: White polo shirt with logo; black uniform pants
• 10th grade: Light Blue polo shirt with logo; black uniform pants
• 11th grade: Sand polo shirt with logo; black uniform pants
• 12th grade: Dark gray polo shirt with logo; black uniform pants
PHYSICAL EDUCATION UNIFORM
Students enrolled in P.E. must have a separate T-shirt with black shorts or sweatpants for class. A supervised changing facility (with separate areas for boys and girls) is available.
SCHOOL DRESS POLICIES
• Uniform shirts will be based on color and grade as assigned.
• Uniform attire, including pants, must be no smaller/larger than one size of the student’s regular clothing size. Undershirts must be plain white.
• Shirts must always be tucked in; detention will be assigned if this rule is not followed.
• Footwear for all grade levels consists of solid black or solid white tennis shoes.
• Only the black HPCRAHS sweatshirt or official HPCRAHS team sweatshirts will be allowed as outerwear.
• Head/hair accessories such as hats, bandannas, and beanies may not be worn.
• Attire that poses a distraction may not be worn. This includes, but is not limited to, accessories such as scarves (other than the HPCRAHS Jaguar scarf) or extra clothing pieces, and excessive and/or large pieces of jewelry or spike earrings.
• If belts are worn, they must be leather with a plain buckle. Adjustable cloth (webbing) belts with or without initial buckles will be confiscated.
The following clothing items are expressly prohibited: Skinny pants, jean material, corduroy, or multi-pocket pants; skirts, sweatpants, pajamas, jeans, low-rise and/or hip-hugger pants, shorts, any revealing clothing (including clothing with bare arms or exposed shoulders), and any clothing that is ripped or may be construed as having gang affiliation (colored shoelaces, initialed belt buckles, “sagging”/oversized clothing, belts, etc.).
CONSEQUENCES OF DRESS CODE NON-COMPLIANCE
Parents will be contacted immediately and will be required to bring the proper uniform for the student to change into. Any article of clothing that is not in compliance with the uniform policy will be confiscated and returned only to the student’s parent or legal guardian.
SCHOOL ABSENCE AND TARDY POLICIES
Parents/guardians will be contacted each time a student is absent from school. When students return to school, they must bring a note to the office explaining the absence. These notes must be written by the parent/guardian and include the student’s full name, date(s) of absence, reason for the absence, and the parent/guardian’s signature.
Students need to be in their assigned seats when the bell rings at the beginning of each period. Tardies may result in detention, campus beautification, and parent conferences.
Textbooks are checked out to students during the school year and must be covered. Because textbooks must be replaced, students are financially responsible for damaged or lost books.
HPCRAHS NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY
HPCRAHS is committed to providing a safe working and learning environment, free from unlawful discrimination and harassment.
HPCRAHS and the Los Angeles Unified School District prohibit discrimination and harassment based on an individual’s actual or perceived sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition), sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity), ethnic group identification, race, ancestry, national origin, religion (including religious accommodation), color, mental or physical disability, age, marital status, or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, or any other basis protected by federal, state, local law, ordinance, or regulation.
Harassment based on any of the above-protected categories is a form of unlawful discrimination and will not be tolerated. Harassment is intimidation or abusive behavior toward a student or employee that creates a hostile environment and can result in disciplinary action against the offending student or employee. Harassing conduct may take many forms, including verbal remarks and name-calling, graphic and written statements, or conduct that is physically threatening or humiliating.
This nondiscrimination policy covers admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, all programs and activities. Nondiscrimination policies are reviewed consistently to provide the highest level of protection from unlawful discrimination in the provision of educational services and opportunities. Retaliation against anyone who files a complaint or who participates in a complaint investigation is prohibited.
For inquiries or complaints related to discrimination or harassment based on a student’s sex (Title IX); sexual orientation or gender identity (Title 5, CCR, §4910); ethnic group identification, race, color, ancestry, or national origin (Title VI); or mental or physical disability (Section 504), contact the Educational Equity Compliance Office, District Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator at (213) 241-7682. For inquiries or complaints related to employee-to-employee discrimination or harassment, contact: Equal Employment Opportunity Section at (213) 241-7685. Both offices are located at: Los Angeles Unified School District, 333 S. Beaudry Ave., 20th Floor, Los Angeles, CA, 91107.