JeNora Lewis, Assistant Principal, Athletics, Attendance, and Discipline
Brian Chavez, Director of Discipline and Attendance Freshmen and Juniors
Dwight Rogers, Director of Discipline and Attendance Sophomore and Seniors
Discipline Department Announcements
Saturday School is conducted almost every Saturday for the purpose of making up unexcused absences, ditching, tardies and for violating minor school infractions. This method is provided as an alternative to suspension. Limits may be imposed on the number of times a student is assigned. The class is conducted from 8:00–12:00. Students must report to the front of the library (unless otherwise indicated) before 8:00 a.m., or they may not be admitted. After meeting at the library, students are escorted to a classroom for the day or remain in the library (depending on space availability). Students who do not have any work with them to complete will utilize our APEX learning tutorial module. Apex is designed to assist students in strengthening their skills in subject areas such as Math, English, Science and History. There is a pre and post test to demonstrate that the student has mastered the subject area and also be proof of positive attendance. Disruptive students will be asked to leave and will not receive credit for attendance. Failure to show for an assigned Saturday School indicates the student has opted to receive a day of suspension, which may be assigned as an in-school suspension (ISS) or an at-home suspension. Students are not allowed to leave the building during the break. Breakfast is usually served between 0930-1000 in the cafeteria.
All students are responsible for keeping track of their Saturday School assignments; however the Discipline Office will post them on your school loop on a recurring basis. If you are still unsure, please feel free to e-mail- Colleen Rodriguez at Colleen_Rodriguez@upland.k12.ca.us.
Upland High School follows progressive steps in assigning disciplinary consequences for rule violations. Our goal is not to punish, but to change negative behavior. Students are expected to follow all rules and policies outlined in the California State Education Code, the UUSD Parent and Student Handbook and the Upland High School Policy Pages. These policy pages are the first step in this process and constitute your warnings.
Major infractions may result in immediate removal from Upland High School on the first offense.
Any violation of school or district policy may result in a disciplinary referral. If a student accumulates five referrals during the school year, he/she may be placed on probationary status. Probationary status is from quarter to quarter. Each quarter ends as follows: October 21 (1st)
December 22 (2nd) March 24 (3rd) and June 8 (Last) Reasons for referrals (this is not an inclusive list):
Defiance of Authority Disruption Truancy
Profanity/Vulgarity Dress Code Cheating
Harassment Fighting Stealing
Out of Bounds Weapons Drugs
Graffiti/Vandalism No Show to Detention
Three tardies to any one class Cell Phone/Electronic Devices
Once on probationary status, the student will be subject to one or more of the following:
• Loss of parking privilege
• Exclusion from attending dances, rallies and school activities
• Exclusion from graduation ceremony
• Removal or suspension from extra-curricular activities
• Pay restitution
• Community service to the school
In order to be removed from probationary status, the parent, student and Discipline Director will determine a program of positive actions to be completed so that the student may resume regular status. Probationary status carries over from year to year.
In order to regain regular standing, students must complete one or more of the following for each referral (time of service to be determined and verified by Director):
• Increase quarter grades by one full GPA point
• No referrals for a quarter
• Work with a teacher on a project
• Attend tutoring
• Assist special education students
• Assist athletic facilities/custodial staff
• Attend counseling through social work intern
• Attend social group counseling
• Find and work with a staff mentor
• Perfect attendance for a month
• Assist a coach or athletic trainer
• Write a behavior reflection paper
• Students are responsible for notifying their parents/guardians
• Students must bring a current photo ID, school work, and a reading book
• Late students will not be admitted and it will be considered a failure to serve
• Rescheduling must be done by the end of the Friday before the assigned date
• Rescheduling may only be done once and by the person who assigned it
• Failure to serve detention will result in one day of Saturday School
****Students who are unprepared for Saturday School (No books, paper etc) will be placed on work detail for the duration. *****
Note: Any student who has unserved Saturday School/s are not permitted to participate in school actitivites (i.e. Prom, Homecoming)
• Student and parents are notified, and a parent conference may be scheduled
• Student is responsible for missed assignments
• Students may not participate in any school activity or event during the suspension period
• Parents may request homework
Note: Students are not permited on campus during supension period unless authorized by Director or administration
Discipline Interventions (this is not an inclusive list):
1. Parent phone call
2. Teacher assigned consequence
3. Parent conference
4. Group counseling
6. Student Success Class
8. Placement on probation
9. Parenting classes
10. Referral to school resource officer
11. Community service
12. Transfer or expulsion
Progressive Discipline Plan
The purpose of progressive discipline at Upland High School is to teach students appropriate behaviors so that they may be successful in the learning environment. Implementing specific behavioral interventions with the incorporation of our Positive Behavior Support (PBS), while working with parents as partners in the process is critical in supporting student responsibility and success.
Teachers should maintain accurate documentation as student disciplinary concerns arise.
Level 1: Warning
Warnings are given by the teacher as a means of redirecting inappropriate student behavior and directly teaching behavior expectations.
Level 1 warnings are classroom level interventions.
Level 2: Warning with Level 2 Intervention
Warning given by teacher and documented.
Student issued Level 2 Intervention such as detention.
Phone call made to parent and documented.
Level 2 interventions are classroom-based with documentation and mandatory parent contact.
Level 3: Referral with Documentation
Teacher sends student to Discipline Director with completed referral form e-mailed or hand delivered.
Parent phone call by teacher and discipline office documented.
Consequences will begin with SS/detention and may progressively escalate for subsequent referrals.