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Grant Union High School is a Closed Campus


To ensure the safety and welfare of our students, Twin Rivers has closed campuses. Students are not allowed off campus unless they have an early dismissal. No student is allowed to leave school for lunch. Students are not allowed to pick up lunch at the street curb. Parents must come into the front office to drop off the lunch when necessary. 

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Student Safety & Security

From the TRUSD Student & Family Handbook:
 
Visiting Campus
Playing an active role in your child’s learning may mean you’ll be a frequent visitor to the school site. Whether you are helping with an art project or decorating for a dance, we ask that you follow the procedures in place at each campus. All volunteers must first sign in at the school
office and present a picture ID to get a visitor’s badge.

In order to help prevent interruptions to student learning, we ask that you make advance arrangements with either the school principal or your child’s teacher when you plan to visit.
 
Student Safety Before and After School
Every student has the right to a safe and supportive learning environment. (EC 51101) There will be no supervision of students provided prior to 15 minutes before school starts or 15 minutes after school ends unless there is a school-sponsored event scheduled with staff designated to supervise students, or students are waiting to be picked up by district transportation after school or being dropped off by district transportation before school. 
 
Police Services
Police Services is a school-based law enforcement department that collaborates with regional law enforcement and school-based partners to protect students, faculty and our school communities. Police Services provides a wide range of services, from mentoring to responding to calls for service addressed through a community-oriented policing approach. Our School Resource Officers respond to and assist with incidents involving medical emergencies, welfare checks, missing students, security for after school events, school violence,narcotics, thefts, burglaries, vandalism, persons suffering from mental health crises, trafficenforcement and education, burglaries, and fire alarms for example. The Police Communications Center is responsible for the processing of police reports, video surveillance, receiving calls for service and monitoring alarms. The Twin Rivers Unified School District Police Department can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (916) 566-2777. 

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Student Searches

As necessary to protect the health, safety 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 and prohibited items. The Board of Trustees requires that discretion, good judgment and common sense be exercised in all cases of search and seizure. (EC 49050) Canine detection units will be utilized by TRUSD to conduct random searches of belongings on the campus, in the classrooms, lockers and vehicles.

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Safety Protocols at Athletic Events

Twin Rivers Unified will begin using metal detectors at high school athletic events as part of new security measures. Effective Friday, Oct. 28, the district will screen all fans attending the home football game between Grant Union High School and Laguna Creek High School. The use of metal detectors at other TR high school campuses is under discussion as an added safety precaution for our students, staff, families and community members attending sporting events.
 
To be clear, all fans will enter the stadium through metal detectors. Bags will be checked and fans may be subject to additional searches if necessary. We believe this new procedure will enhance safety protocols already in place and improve the overall experience for families attending large sporting events at our high schools.       
 
Other safety protocols include:
  • No backpacks
  • Students 14 and younger who do not attend Grant Union High School must be accompanied by an adult at all times
  • All students must have a student identification card
  • If individuals leave the stadium, they will not be able to return
  • Fans engaging in disruptive behavior will be escorted from the stadium and school grounds, and could be banned from all future sporting events on our campuses
 
It is essential to maintain safe and secure learning and competition environments for all students, staff, families and community members. We encourage all fans to plan ahead by arriving early and following all protocols.
 

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Cyberbullying, harassment & Discriminatory attacks


Twin Rivers’ Governing Board Policy 5131 defines “Student Disturbances” as: “Harassment of students or staff, including bullying, intimidation, so-called “eCyberbullying,” hazing or initiation activity, ridicule, extortion, or any other verbal, written, or physical conduct that causes or threatens to cause bodily harm or emotional suffering. Cyberbullying includes the posting of harassing messages, direct threats, social cruelty, or other harmful text or images on the Internet, social networking sites, or other digital technologies, as well as breaking into another person’s account and assuming that person’s identity in order to damage that person’s reputation or friendships.”
 
Cyberbullying conducted using district-owned equipment or on school premises, as well as off campus cyberbullying that impacts school activity or school attendance, may be subject to discipline in accordance with district policies and regulations. If the student is using a social
networking site or service that has terms of use that prohibit posting harmful material, the Superintendent or designee also may file a complaint with the Internet site or service to have the material removed. Students are encouraged to save and print any messages posted online that they feel constitutes cyberbullying and to notify a teacher or other employee so that the matter may be investigated. (BP 5131)