IMPORTANT SAFETY MESSAGE: Tracy Unified School District is aware of and is monitoring recent social media posts and rumors warning that clowns will show up at schools threatening to do harm. Officer Kami Ysit of Tracy Police Department has confirmed that there have been no reported threats to the Tracy area at this time, however she encourages anyone to report all suspicious people or circumstances to the Tracy Police Department.
While no threats have been received in the Tracy area, we are working with local law enforcement and continue to monitor activity closely. These types of behaviors and claims are disruptive to a school’s learning environment and the broader community. We encourage parents to speak with their students about the risks and consequences for any potential involvement in these social media posts.
We want to remind our families that threats are not jokes. Threats are considered a felony, a crime punishable by imprisonment. In addition to criminal punishment, students who make false threats will be referred for expulsion from school. Also, school days lost due to closures from school threats may be required to be added to the end of the school year.
In the event of any suspicious activity, in or around a school site, please contact the Tracy Police Department at (209) 831-6550. The safety of our students and staff is our top priority. Thank you for helping us keep our schools and our community safe.
Students and Cell Phones
Cell phones and MP3/iPod digital music players are allowed on the school campus and at school sponsored events under the following conditions:
- During school hours, the cell and MP3/iPod digital music player must be used BEFORE SCHOOL, AFTER SCHOOL, at LUNCH, at BREAK, AND WALKING BETWEEN CLASSES.
- During class periods or assemblies, the cell phone and MP3/iPod digital music player must be turned off and out of visual sight in classrooms, assemblies, and in any other learning environment. Cell phones may not be used for any reason (including talking, listening, ringing, text messaging, checking the time, taking pictures, etc.) and must be powered off except with a classroom teacher’s expressed permission per BP/AR 6163.4.
- Students displaying or using cell phones or MP3/iPod digital music players in the classroom or inappropriately will be subject to disciplinary measures and be considered in defiance.
- Investigation of theft of any electronic device will not be investigated by school personnel; however, parents may file a theft report with the local police department.
Visitors on Campus
George and Evelyn Stein High School is a closed campus. Upon arriving at the campus in the morning, students are to enter and remain on school grounds. Students should plan to arrive on campus approximately 10 minutes before 8:00 A.M., the beginning of first period, and refrain from loitering in the residential and business areas adjacent to the school.
Students may not leave campus unless they have checked out through the office or through the work experience coordinator and obtained an off-campus pass prior to leaving. Failure to check out and receive an off-campus pass through the attendance office will result in being considered truant. Appropriate consequences will be assigned.
Consequences for exiting campus without a pass:
1) First Offense: Warning/Parent Contact
2) Second Offense: One-day suspension
3) Third Offense: Two-day suspension/Parent Conference
4) Fourth Offense: Three-day suspension