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Sunset High School Code of Conduct

Sunset High School Code of Conduct

Disciplinary action will be taken for the following offenses:
  • Use, possession, purchase, sale, or furnishing of alcohol or other drugs, drug paraphernalia, or look-a-likes
  • Arson
  • Cell phone/iPod misuse (see Cell phone policy)
  • Cheating: including tests, homework, unauthorized collaboration, plagiarism (including Internet plagiarism) alteration/theft of materials, and fabrication (see Academic Honesty policy)
  • Defiance of school personnel
  • Disorderly conduct, including profanity/obscene behavior
  • Extortion
  • Fighting
  • Forgery
  • Gambling
  • Truancy and habitual tardiness
  • Use of skateboards, scooters, or bicycles on school property
  • Violation of the Acceptable Use Policy (see Acceptable Use Policy)
  • Possession of a dangerous weapon, or the use of an object to inflict bodily harm
  • Smoking or possession of tobacco
  • Sexual harassment
  • Threats/intimidation/harassment
  • Theft
  • Use, possession, or sale of explosive devices
  • Use or possession of vapes, electronic cigarettes, or other tobacco or nicotine delivery devices


No individual or group shall, through physical, written, verbal, or other means, harass, sexually harass, threaten, intimidate, retaliate, cyberbully, cause bodily injury to, or commit hate violence against any student or school personnel. Cyberbullying includes the creation or transmission of harassing communications, direct threats, or other harmful texts, sounds, or images on the Internet, social media, or other technologies using a telephone, computer, or any wireless communication device. Cyberbullying also includes breaking into another person’s electronic account and assuming that person’s identity in order to damage that person’s reputation. 

Cell Phone Use Policy

Students are expected to demonstrate appropriate and respectful use of these devices while on campus. The teacher may choose to follow the general guidelines for cellphone/iPod use and/or may have a specific policy in their classroom. Please consult with the teacher for this information. 
General Guidelines:
  • Cell phones, iPods, and other valuables should be turned off during class and meetings
  • Cell phone photos should only be taken with the permission of the subject in the photo
  • Students should not "text" or communicate via technology during class unless asked to do so as part of a lesson.
  • Cell phones, iPods, and other valuables are brought to school at your own risk. Sunset High School is not responsible for lost or stolen items. 

Dress Code

Clothes worn to school should be appropriate for school. Sunset High School takes pride in the individuality of its students, however, all students are expected to adhere to our dress code and take responsibility for their choice of clothing:
  • No drug or alcohol-related designs or insignias on clothing.
  • No violent or sexually offensive, crude, or vulgar designs or insignias on clothing.
  • No designs which advocate racial, ethnic, or religious prejudice.
  • No gang-affiliated clothing.
  • Shoes must be worn at all times.
  • Clothing should not demean or exploit the wearer.
  • No suggestive or revealing clothing. 
  • Underwear must not be visible.
When a violation of the dress code occurs, the student will be required to wear a "loaner" for the day, return home for proper attire, or have clothing brought from home to school.