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Drug Free, Tobacco Free, Weapon Free Campuses

The Patterson Joint Unified School District (PJUSD) is committed to providing safe and healthy learning environments for all students, staff, and visitors. To achieve this, we have established the following policies:

1. Prohibition of Tobacco and Drug Use:

The use of tobacco and drugs is strictly prohibited on all PJUSD campuses. We are dedicated to creating an atmosphere that promotes well-being and supports a drug-free lifestyle.

2. Prohibition of Firearms and Knives:

Firearms and knives are not permitted on any school campus within the PJUSD. This policy is in place to ensure the safety and security of all individuals within our educational community.

Children on Campus:

We recognize the importance of maintaining an environment that is conducive to learning and free from distractions. To that end:

  • Adult School students are not permitted to bring children to school while attending classes.

  • It is the responsibility of students and parents to make appropriate childcare arrangements away from school premises.

  • If children are found on campus, their parent(s) will be kindly asked to take them home to maintain a focused and safe educational environment.

These policies are in place to ensure the well-being and safety of all individuals on our campuses and to support the educational goals of our students.

We appreciate your cooperation in adhering to these guidelines, as they contribute to the overall success of our educational programs and the security of our educational community. If you have any questions or require additional information regarding these policies, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Cell Phone Usage Policy

To maintain a focused and productive learning environment, the following cell phone usage policy is in effect:

Cell Phone Use During Class Instructional Periods:
The use of cell phones is strictly prohibited during class instructional periods. To minimize disruptions and support active engagement in the learning process, cell phones should be either:
  • Kept in airplane mode

  • Set to vibrate mode, or completely turned off during class time.

Cell Phone Use During Designated Class Break Periods:

Cell phones may be used during designated class break periods. These breaks provide an appropriate opportunity for checking messages, making calls, or engaging with your mobile device.

We appreciate your cooperation in adhering to this policy, as it contributes to a focused and effective learning experience for all students. If you have any questions or need further clarification on this policy, please feel free to reach out. Thank you for your commitment to creating a productive and respectful classroom environment.

Complaints and Non-Discrimination Policy

The Patterson Joint Unified School District (PJUSD) is committed to providing a safe and inclusive learning environment for all students, teachers, and staff. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, or age in any of our policies, procedures, or practices.

Non-Discrimination: The PJUSD strictly prohibits harassment of students, teachers, and staff based on the following criteria:
  • Sex
  • Race
  • Color
  • National origin
  • Ethnicity
  • Religion
  • Age
  • Physical ability
  • Mental ability

We are dedicated to maintaining a climate of respect and equality, where every member of our community can thrive and succeed.

Sexual Harassment: The PJUSD also prohibits all forms of sexual harassment, which includes but is not limited to:
  • Unwanted sexual advances
  • Requests for sexual favors
  • Offensive remarks
  • Inappropriate touching
  • Blocking or impeding normal movement
Complaint Procedure: If you believe you have been a victim of discrimination or harassment or have witnessed such behavior within the PJUSD, we encourage you to bring your concerns forward. Complaints of discrimination or harassment should be submitted in writing to:
Ms. Nancy Lane
Assistant Superintendent Human Resources
510 Keystone Blvd
Patterson, CA 95363 

Your complaint will be handled in a confidential and professional manner. We are committed to addressing and resolving any concerns promptly and ensuring the well-being of all members of our educational community.

It is our goal to maintain an environment that fosters mutual respect, inclusivity, and equal opportunity. We take all complaints seriously and are dedicated to creating a safe and nurturing learning and working environment for everyone.

If you have any questions or require further information regarding our non-discrimination policy or the complaint process, please feel free to reach out to us. Your well-being and peace of mind are of utmost importance to us.