Our goal at Tesoro High School is to help each student become a positive and responsible citizen. We know that the majority of students will work toward this goal by respecting the rights of others, respecting personal and school property, and by practicing acceptable behavior. The following rules and regulations are in effect on or near school grounds, off campus during school hours, at school-sponsored functions, and while on the way to or from school or school activities. Unless otherwise noted, the discipline consequences apply for the entire current school year.
Hierarchy of Discipline Consequences
Placement on the hierarchy of discipline consequences is determined by the individual infraction.
Level 1- Warning
Level 2- Detention
Level 3- Afternoon School (2 hour after school detention)/ Letter sent home/
Possible Behavior Contract
Level 4- Saturday School (8 a.m. - 12 p.m. most Saturdays) and Behavior Contract
Level 5- CSI (Center for Special Instruction)/Parent Contact/Possible Contract step
Level 6- Contract step/ Parent contact/ Intervention step
Level 7- Suspension (1-5 days)/ Parent conference/Intervention/Contract step
Level 8- School Transfer/ Suspension
Level 9- Recommend Expulsion/ School Transfer/ Suspension
Note: Any student who is suspended from school may not be on campus or attend school-related activities (on or off campus) while on suspension. Any student who is involuntarily transferred to an alternative educational site may not attend Tesoro High School activities (on or off campus).
The 5 Intervention system: High schools District-wide follow a practice of progressive discipline. Any student who violates the discipline policies of Tesoro High School is allowed only five interventions by an Assistant Principal. At the point of each referral/intervention, his/her Assistant Principal will assess whether or not the particular violation necessitates an intervention step. An intervention step is defined as an offense that necessitates a meeting with an Assistant Principal or is an offense where the consequence results in an assignment to CSI or Saturday School.
The below intervention process is followed:
1st Intervention- Conference with Assistant Principal/designee. Administration of consequence for violation. Parent contact by letter and/or phone. Possible Behavior Contract established.
2nd Intervention- Conference with Assistant Principal/designee. Administration of consequence for violation. Parent contact by letter and/or phone. Behavior Contract established.
3rd Intervention- All of interventions 1 & 2 plus the following possible action: CSI for current infraction and parent conference encouraged.
(Parking privilege revoked at Step 3 on Behavior Contract.)
4th Intervention- All of interventions 1, 2, & 3 plus the following possible action: home suspension for current infraction, all extra curricular activity privileges revoked (including prom/formal, senior activities & possibly graduation ceremony).
5th Intervention- All of interventions 1, 2, 3, & 4 plus the following possible action: Home suspension and possible involuntary transfer to alternative education.
**The school official executing the discipline policies and procedures exercises the right to adapt his/her decision to meet the fair and appropriate consequence that fits each individual situation.