Electronic Signaling Devices

Cell Phones


In 2012 R.H.S. will be allowing "Open Access" across its campus.  Open access allows students to bring personal electronic learning devices to school and use them as a learning resource on campus and in class (when appropriate as defined by the classroom teacher). This includes access to the R.H.S. wireless internet as well.


Ripon Unified School District (R.U.S.D.) is pleased to offer students access to district computers, communications systems (email, web sites, and/or other emerging technologies), the Internet and an array of technology resources to promote educational excellence and innovation.  While using District and personal technology resources on school property in school vehicles and buses, at school-sponsored activities, each student must act in an appropriate manner consistent with school, district, and legal guidelines.  It is the joint responsibility of school personnel and the parent or guardian of each student to educate the student about his/her responsibilities and to establish expectations when using technology.


Access to R.H.S. technology resources is provided to students who agree to act in a considerate and responsible manner.  Prior to being allowed access to the Internet at school or through technology resources provided through R.H.S., students and their parents must sign the R.H.S. Acceptable Use Consent Form acknowledging their responsibilities.  Students must comply with R.H.S. technology.


R.H.S. technology resources are provided to students to conduct research, access curriculum resources, enhance parent involvement, complete assignments, and communicate with others in furtherance of their education.  Access is a privilege, not a right.  As such, general rules of school behavior apply.  Just as students are responsible for good behavior in a classroom or on school grounds, they must also be responsible when using school computer networks or personal technologies.


If a student violates any of these rules, his/her use shall be terminated and future access may be denied.  Disciplinary action may also result.  If possible criminal activity is discovered, the proper law enforcement authorities will be notified.  Disciplinary action for students shall be in accordance with existing discipline policies and may include suspension or expulsion in accordance with the laws of the State of California and R.H.S. policy.


First Time


1 hour detention


Second Time


2 hour detention


Third Time


1 day suspension


Fourth Time


3 day suspension


Fifth Time


5 days suspension


Sixth Time


5 days suspension, recommendation for expulsion