Use of Drug Dog


School Board Policy 5145.12(a) states "In an effort to keep the school free of drugs, the district may use specially trained nonaggressive dogs to sniff out and alert staff to the presence of substances prohibited by law or district policy.  The dogs may sniff the air around lockers, desks, bags, items or vehicles on district property or at district-sponsored events as long as they are not allowed to sniff any person.  The above inspections shall be unannounced".  


This policy will be implemented at RHS for random visits, and for reported incidents on a case by case basis.


Car-Permits and Parking


This policy has been implemented to help maintain the health and safety of our students and staff. Driving to school must be considered a privilege. Failure to abide by the following rules may result in the loss of this privilege and/or disciplinary measures imposed by the school. These regulations are subject to change as deemed necessary by the Administration.

  • The student must possess a valid California driver's license.

  • The student and vehicle must be covered by insurance which meets California law for financial responsibility.

  • The student and his/her parents or guardians must assume liability for damage to school property.

  • The school cannot be responsible for damage or loss to any vehicle brought to school.

  • The student must park in the prescribed parking areas in the spaces designated for students.

  • Vehicles are to be parked and not used during the school day except when prior approval has been granted by the parent or guardian, and by the school.

  • Vehicles may not be used to transport other students off campus for school activities.

  • Parking permits must be displayed as prescribed by the school, but not in violation of the California M.V.C. Permits are $10.00 for first issue, $5.00 for replacement. If you purchase an ASB Sticker, parking permits are free!

  • A student driver must abide by the California Motor Vehicle Code and the Ripon High School parking regulations

  • Student parking is allowed in the student parking lot by the Multipurpose Building, and on other streets as allowed by city ordinance. Parking outside of lines or in unauthorized areas (such as the staff parking lots) will result in disciplinary action or referral to the Ripon Police Department if appropriate.

  • There are no reserved parking spots, and students are not allowed to mark any parking spots.

  • Violators of parking regulations may be towed at the owner's expense.

  • While respecting the desire of responsible students to drive their cars to school with parental permission, the school's primary responsibility is to insure the safety and welfare of all students and staff. Therefore, during the school day on or around the school grounds, and at all school-related functions, students who drive recklessly, break traction, or speed will be penalized.

  • Students may be required to park in the student parking lot and not on the street if determined by the principal.


Consequences for Violation of Cars-Permits and Parking Policy


All vehicles must be registered with the Vice Principal's office, and the RHS parking permit must be visibly displayed. Penalties for not having the vehicle registered, parking illegally, or not displaying the permit are as follows:

  • First infraction will result in a one hour detention and referral to the Vice Principal.

  • Second infraction will result in one day of suspension and referral to Vice Principal.

  • Third infraction will result in a $10.00 fine and loss of parking privilege.


Posters and Fliers require prior approval from ASB or an administrator before being placed on campus and must be hung with painter's tape only.


School Dances and Other Events

  • You will need your current student body card for admittance to any school dance.

  • You may not attend a dance if you have an over-due/unserved detention.

  • School dances will be scheduled as follows:  *After-game dances: *End of game to 12:00 a.m.
                                                                  *All other dances: *8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

  • The doors to school dances will be closed one and a half hours prior to the end of the dance.

  • Once you have left a dance, you will not be readmitted. You must also sign out when leaving dances.

  • Shorts, skirts, and dresses have to be mid-thigh in length as or meet the district's 5 inch inseam policy.

  • Guest Policy: If you wish to invite a guest to a school dance, this guest must be in high school, or a high school graduate under 21 years of age. Pre-high school age students are not allowed to attend. You need approval from the Vice Principal to invite a guest. Your guest must have a guest pass and some other form of picture identification to attend. Lack of proper ID will be grounds for denial of entry. Obtain a guest pass application from the main office, fill out both portions and submit the form to the Vice Principal no later than 1:00 p.m. on Thursday preceding the dance. The guest pass will be time stamped when you turn it in.

  • Students must be in attendance at school the day of the dance, unless it is a Saturday event.

  • Students who are on the "Bill List," have an unserved detention, and/or academically ineligible cannot attend school dances.

  • Parents are responsible for picking up their student promptly at the end of the dance.

  • All dress code policies are in effect to get into the dance and to remain at the dance.  The only exceptions are for the formal and prom.  The exemption allows girls to wear evening dresses and blouses that have spaghetti straps or that are strapless as long as they "do not draw attention to cleavage" as excessive cleavage is "deemed lewd." (Exposure section of the dress code policy.)


Participation in Extra-Curricular Activities


In order to participate in events or activities representing the school (Athletics, Students Body or Class Office, Cheer, etc.) all students must meet the following criteria:

  • Maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average.

  • No "F's" or incompletes.


*Participation in a fight, provoking a fight, threats, bullying, or intimidation may result in loss of eligibility for up to the entire school year.


Skateboards, Wheelies, Rollerblades and Bikes


Students are allowed to use these items for transportation to and from campus; however these items can not be carried on campus, and must be stored in the area designated by the administrator. All skateboards, wheelies, rollerblades, bicycles (and other wheeled items) carried on campus during school will be confiscated and returned at the end of the day. Repeated offenses will be considered defiance and will result in progressively more serious discipline.


Off Limit Areas


The following areas are off-limits to students:

  • Front of the Administration Building (facing Acacia)

  • Alley between Ripon High and Ripon Elementary

  • All field areas surrounding campus

  • Students parked on the street may not leave campus to go to their vehicle during school hours - except at lunch- to retrieve items.

  • Area behind portable classrooms P8 through P14

  • The Student Parking Lot is off limits to students: however, during lunch and breaks students may go to their cars to quickly retrieve items (lunches, books, etc.), but may not stay in the parking for any reason!




In an effort to maintain timely and safe movement of people around campus, students are not allowed to loiter in hallways or in front of drinking fountains or restrooms in a manner that impedes the free movement of others. Continued loitering and/or failure to leave an area when directed by Administration or staff will be considered defiance and result in disciplinary action.