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At Palos Verdes Intermediate School we believe students will follow the Code of Conduct and Be Their PVIS BEST. We also know that making mistakes is part of learning and growing. When mistakes are made, we will always take the opportunity to educate and guide students toward making better choices next time. Sometimes students need more practice with this process and that is okay too. We may incorporate other means of correction, like lunch detention to help in the process of learning and growing.  

Every situation is different and unique like the student, but we are dedicated to supporting students' growth, responsibility, and to making good choices.  


PVIS Student Code of Conduct 


1. Each student will follow each teacher's classroom procedures.

2. Students will follow all attendance policies, including attending all classes, being seated in their assigned seats when the bell rings, bringing a signed, dated note from their parent to the attendance office if they need to leave campus during the day, report to class before going to main office or health office during school hours. 
3. Students will respect and follow the directions of all adults on campus. 
4. Students will not chew or possess gum at any time. 
5. Students will refrain from using language or gestures that are inappropriate, vulgar, or profane. 
6. Students will not physically, verbally, or sexually harass students or adults, either of the same gender or of a different gender, through physical, verbal, or non-verbal means. 
7. Students will not engage in cheating, forgery, or plagiarism in any form (see cheating policy/student agenda book). 
8. Students will not bring to class items not needed for instruction, including, but not limited to cell phones, pagers, toys, laser pens, electronic equipment, and trading cards. Student cell phones are subject to teacher approval.  
9. Students will not physically, sexually, verbally, or non-verbally abuse any person on campus. 
10. Students will not possess, consume, distribute, sell, or be under the influence of drugs, alcohol, drug paraphernalia, or tobacco. 
11. Students will not steal, deface, vandalize, or damage any property belonging to the school or to other people. 
12. Students will follow all technology and PVPUSD BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Policy rules and not abuse computer privileges. Please also read Administrative Regulation 5131.8 & PVIS Cell Phone Policy
13. Students will not buy or sell anything on school grounds that are not approved by the administration. 
14. Students will wear clothing that adheres to the dress code (see below). 
15. Students will not ride skateboards, rollerblades, scooters, or bicycles on campus. 
16. Students will follow the PVIS Code of Conduct while attending all school-sponsored activities. 
17. Students will not put their hands on other students (except in the cases of ensuring safety). 
18. Students will not possess, sell, or otherwise furnish a firearm, knife, imitation weapon, explosive, or other dangerous objects. 
19. Harassment (physical, verbal, racial, or sexual) of any kind is never tolerated at school.

 a. Harassment occurs when a person is purposely made to feel uncomfortable, embarrassed, humiliated, or threatened. 
b. If you feel harassed, the first thing to do is to tell the harasser in a firm and decisive way that you do not like it and the action must stop. If you need help delivering this message, ask the nearest adult. 
c. If the action does not stop, tell an adult immediately. 
d. Never join anyone else in any harassing activity. If you participate in or tolerate harassment, you are part of the problem and subject to the same consequences. Rules against harassment will be strictly enforced. 



The following guidelines for dress at Palos Verdes Intermediate School will be enforced during the school year. The Dress Code policy is based on the principle that dress and grooming are the responsibility of parents and students. However, no student’s dress or appearance should disrupt the education of others.

  1. Shoes must be worn at all times. 
  2. Revealing clothing is not appropriate and should not be worn. 
  3. Bathing suit tops, and sports bras are not permitted to be worn. 
  4. Hats are not to be worn indoors. 
  5. Shirts must be worn at all times. 
  6. Excessively low-cut, tight, or baggy pants may not be worn at any time.
  7. Clothing with alcohol, drug, vape, or tobacco slogans is not to be worn. Clothing with obscene pictures, objectionable language, and/or derogatory (i.e. racial or ethnic) remarks is not to be worn.
We expect students to come to Palos Verdes Intermediate School appropriately dressed and ready to learn. Students who do not comply with the dress code will be sent to the office. Your cooperation in maintaining an appropriate standard that reflects an educational setting is greatly appreciated.
Board Policy 5145.12 states that The Board of Education is fully committed to promoting a safe learning environment and, to the extent possible, eliminating the possession and use of weapons, illegal drugs, and other controlled substances by students on school premises and at school activities. As necessary to protect the health and welfare of students and staff, school officials may search students, their property, and/or district property under their control and may seize illegal, unsafe, or otherwise prohibited items.
As a condition to using a locker at Palos Verdes Intermediate School, I agree to the following:

1. I understand and agree that the locker is the property of the Palos Verdes Unified School District and Palos Verdes Intermediate School.

2. I understand and agree that the use of this locker is a privilege and use can be suspended or taken away at any time by the school administration or its designee.

3. I understand and agree that I have no expectation of a right of privacy, and the locker and its contents can be searched at any time.

4. I agree to be responsible for the care and condition of my locker and will be responsible, financially and otherwise, for any and all damage to the locker.

5. I will not write, tape, deface or apply stickers of any kind on the inside or outside of the locker.

6. At the end of the school year I will remove any and all contents inside the locker.

7. I understand and agree that Palos Verdes Intermediate School is NOT responsible for any books, materials or personal property lost or stolen from the locker.

8. I understand that I am not allowed to share my locker with other students and am personally responsible for all items in my locker.
Drills are held throughout the school year in case of real emergency students and teachers will know exactly what to do. It is essential that all students remain quiet, listen, and obey the directions of the teacher. A detailed emergency drill plan is available in each classroom and the main office.