School Safety and Student Behavior

School Safety

Natomas Unified School District consistently and actively pursues opportunities to improve the safety of our students and our schools. Our mission is to create a safe environment where all students are appropriately positioned and equipped to achieve their educational, social and lifetime goals. Each school within Natomas Unified School District has a safety committee that meets three times per year, which contributes to the composition of the Comprehensive School Safety Plan, due to be approved by the Board of Education by March 1, annually.  For information regarding your school’s Comprehensive School Safety Plan, please contact your school’s administrative office.

Download or view the Compliance Tool for a Comprehensive School Safety Plan here.

To report an alarm that is ringing outside of normal business hours, please call (888) 746-7539.

In case of an emergency, call 911.

Emergency Preparedness Plan

Every school and site in the Natomas Unified School District maintains and adheres to an Emergency Preparedness Plan. In addition to our online safety preparedness manuals, each site maintains a binder with procedures for emergencies. Visit your school’s administrative office to view their personalized Emergency Preparedness Plan.

Additional Resources:

Red Ribbon Week

Natomas Unified School District actively participates in National Red Ribbon Week. This week is dedicated to the prevention of Bullying and to living Drug-Free. NUSD Ribbon Week includes presentations, programs, assemblies and activities at many of our schools.

Natomas Unified School District is proud to be bully-free and drug-free! Please visit individual school websites for their calendar of events during National Red Ribbon Week.

The National Red Ribbon Week theme for the 2019 school year is: SEND A MESSAGE, STAY DRUG FREE.

Safe Routes to School

Tobacco-Free Schools and Facilities

The Natomas Unified Board of Trustees recognizes that tobacco and nicotine products constitute a serious public health hazard and are inconsistent with district goals to provide a healthy environment for students and staff. All District property is tobacco-free. Prohibited products include cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, electronic cigarettes, electronic hookahs, and other vapor-emitting devices, with or without nicotine content, that mimic the use of tobacco products. NUSD’s policy does not ban use of prescription products and other cessation aids, such as a nicotine patch or gum, that are federally approved for such use. More information is available in Board Policy 3513.3(a), which is available under Board information on the District website.

Discipline

Natomas Unified School District is actively pursuing a safe environment for all students. The District enforces California Education Code 48900 and 48915 as related to disciplinary issues and delivers appropriate and equitable discipline when necessary. If you have questions regarding school safety as it relates to discipline, please contact Shea Borges, Executive Director at (916) 567-5423.

Discipline Resources:

Board Policy 5144.1 – Suspension and Expulsion/Due Process

Board Policy 5144.2 – Suspension and Expulsion/Due Process (Students with Disabilities) 

California Education Code 48900 and 48915

Understanding the Expulsion Process – English

Understanding the Expulsion Process – Spanish

Parent Notice of Rights and Responsibilities

Electronic copies of the Parent Notice of Rights and Responsibilities are located below for your convenience. A hard copy can also be printed here or obtained at your child’s school office. Please read the documents, then print, sign and return the Acknowledgment Form to your child’s school. If you cannot print a hard copy of the Acknowledgement Form, this can also be obtained at your child’s school office.

2019-2020 Parent Notice of Rights and Responsibilities 

2019-2020 Parent Notice of Rights and Responsibilities – Spanish

2019-2020 Acknowledgement Form – English and Spanish

2019-2020 Request for Hard Copy in English and Spanish

Student Code of Conduct

Every student in Natomas Unified School District is responsible for conducting themselves according to the Student Code of Conduct. Please download for your reference.

2019-2020 Student Code of Conduct – English

2019-2020 Student Code of Conduct – Spanish

2019-2020 Request for Hard Copy – English and Spanish