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Conduct and Behavior

Teachers are responsible for the day-to-day discipline in their classrooms.  Disciplinary options available to the teachers include warning, detention, parent-teacher communications, counseling referral, written assignment, and discipline referral to the Principal.


Suspension/Expulsion Offenses

Students may be suspended for any of the following acts when it is determined the pupil:

  1. Caused, attempted to cause, or threatened to cause physical injury to another person. 
  2. Willfully used force or violence upon the person of another, except in self-defense.  
  3. Possessed, sold or otherwise furnished any firearm, knife, explosive, or another dangerous object unless, in the case of possession of any object of this type, the students had obtained written permission to possess the item from a certificated school employee, with the Principal or designee’s concurrence.
  4. Unlawfully possessed, used, sold or otherwise furnished, or been under the influence of a controlled substance. Unlawfully offered, arranged or negotiated to sell a controlled substance, alcoholic beverage, or intoxicant of any kind, and either sold, delivered, or otherwise furnished to a person an imitation. 
  5. Committed or attempted to commit robbery or extortion.
  6. Caused or attempted to cause damage to school property or private property.
  7. Stole or attempted to steal school property or private property. 
  8. Possessed or used tobacco or products containing tobacco or nicotine products.
  9. Committed an obscene act or engaged in habitual profanity or vulgarity.
  10. Unlawfully possessed or unlawfully offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell drug paraphernalia.
  11. Disrupted school activities, or otherwise willfully defied the valid authority of school personnel.
  12. Knowingly received stolen school property or private property.
  13. Possessed an imitation firearm. 
  14. Committed or attempted to commit a sexual assault or sexual battery.
  15. Harassed, threatened, or intimidated a pupil who is a complaining witness or witness in a school disciplinary proceeding. 
  16. Unlawfully offered, arranged to sell, negotiated to sell, or sold the prescription drug Soma. 
  17. Engaged in, or attempted to engage in hazing.
  18. Engaged in an act of bullying, including, but not limited to, bullying committed by means of an electronic act.
  19. Aided or abetted the infliction of physical injury to another person. 

48900.2 Committed sexual harassment. (Grades 4-12 only) 

48900.3 Caused, attempted to cause, threatened to cause or participated in an act of, hate violence. (Grades 4-12 only)

48900.4 Intentionally harassed, threatened, or intimidated, creating a hostile educational environment. (Grades 4-12 only)

48900.7 Made terrorist threats against school officials and/or school property (Grades 4-12 only)

Harassment Policy

Crozier Middle School is committed to providing a learning environment that is free from harassment of any kind.  Harassment of any student by another student, employee, or teacher is prohibited.  The school will treat allegations of harassment seriously and will review and investigate such allegations in a prompt, confidential and thorough manner. A charge of harassment shall not, it itself, create the presumption of wrongdoing.  However, substantiated acts of harassment will result in disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal. Students found to have filed false or frivolous charges will also be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal.

Harassment occurs when an individual is subjected to treatment or a school environment that is hostile or intimidating because of the individual’s race, creed, color, national origin, physical disability, sex, or sexual orientation.  Harassment can occur at any time during school hours or during school-related activities. It includes, but is not limited to, any or all of the following:


Verbal Harassment
Any written or verbal language or physical gesture directed at a teacher or a student that is insolent, demeaning, abusive or implicitly or explicitly implies a threat of bodily harm is totally unacceptable and shall be deemed harassment and will be dealt with as such.



Any aggressive behavior that involves an imbalance of real or perceived physical or psychological power among those involved.  Typically, the behavior is repeated over time and includes the use of hurtful words and/or acts. Bullying behavior may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verbal
  • Non-Verbal
  • Physical
  • Emotions/Psychological
  • Cyber Bullying

Physical Harassment

Unwanted physical touching, contact, assault deliberately impeding or blocking movements, or any intimidating interference with normal work or movement.


Visual Harassment

Derogatory, demeaning, or inflammatory posters, cartoons, written words, drawings or gestures.


Sexual Harassment

Includes unwelcome sexual advances, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when any or all of the following occur:

  1. Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of a student’s academic status or progress.
  2. Submission to or rejection of such conduct by a student is used as the basis of academic decisions affecting the individual.
  3. Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with the individual’s academic performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive educational environment.
Child Abuse Reporting
Because immediate investigation by child protective agencies of suspected abuse may save a student from repeated injuries, any teacher, or another staff member, who suspects that a minor has been subjected to physical injuries, neglect, sexual abuse or emotional maltreatment, is mandated by the Child Abuse Reporting Law to notify the proper authorities.
NO STUDENT IS ALLOWED TO BRING VISITORS TO SCHOOL, including before and after school hours.  Anyone on school grounds without permission is in violation of the law and may be reported to the police.
Emergency Preparedness
The schools emergency policies and procedures are formulated with the guidance of local law enforcement and Crozier Middle School in order to prepare for:
  • Fires
  • Terrorist (bomb, chemical) threats
  • Earthquakes
  • Plane crash
Crozier Middle School staff will implement and maintain the following:
  1. A site-specific disaster preparedness plan.
  2. Training for all staff on the elements of the plan, as well as an instructional program in first-aid and CPR.
  3. A stockpile of emergency and medical supplies, back up communication equipment, and two-days worth of food and water at the school site.
  4. Placards posted in classrooms and offices, which indicate evacuation routes.
  5. Emergency cards on file for all students and staff.
  6. Fire and drop drill maneuvers understood and drilled on a regular basis.
  7. Established policy on the release of students to parents or guardians.
  8. Clearly understood policy on the release of school and district staff and their emergency assignments.
  9. Clearly outline procedures for use of school facilities as emergency shelters.
Food Services Free and reduced lunch applications are included in the registration packet or they may be picked up from the office.  They must be completed and returned by the due date and students must complete a new application for each school year. If a student fails to complete an application, he/she will be charged the full price for lunch.