Student Conduct and Expectations



In order to be eligible for participation in extra/co-curricular activities (including athletics, career technical education and performing arts activities) a student must:

  • Maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale

  • Receive no more than one “F” grade

  • Demonstrate good citizenship

  • Less than 10% absences/tardies in any one class

  • Be passing a minimum of four classes

  • Be actively working toward completion of graduation requirements



  • Homecoming – 3.0 non-weighted, cumulative GPA

  • Winter Formal – 2.5 non-weighted, cumulative GPA

  • Prom – 2.5 non-weighted, cumulative GPA, (Homecoming Court members of the same school year are not eligible)

  • Less than 10% excused/unexcused absences/tardies in any period.

  • Adhered to school rules during the year of the dance.





All students are required to attend school regularly and on time (CA Educational Code 48200 includes all minors). Parents and guardians are legally obligated to make sure their student(s) attends school every day unless illness or family emergency occurs. Students with ongoing attendance issues will be referred to the state mandated SART (School Attendance Review Team) and SARB (School Attendance Review Board) process. 


The Attendance Office is open from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm. All absences must be confirmed by a parent/guardian or by the adult student. When a student is absent, parents are requested to send a note or call within 48 hours of the absences.


Attendance Office phone numbers: 626-548-5047, 

626-548-5048 or email


What is a valid, legal absence when verified?

  • A student’s illness (doctor’s note or school nurse may be asked to verify)

  • Medical, dental, or optometrist appointments

  • Approved school activity/athletic competition

  • Attending the funeral of an immediate family member

  • Religious holiday/retreat/ceremony

  • Absence within the discretion of school administrators

  • Other absences within CA Educational Code 48205



All students receive and must abide by the State of California Education Code Section 48900, which mandates schools to expect students to conduct themselves appropriately at all times.  Suspension, involuntary transfer or possible expulsion from the Temple City Unified School District may result if any of the following occur:

  • Cause, attempt to cause, or threaten to cause physical injury to another person

  • Possess, sell or otherwise furnish any firearm, knife, explosive, or other dangerous object, or imitation firearm.

  • Unlawfully possess, use, sell, offer to sell or otherwise furnish, or be under the influence of any controlled substance, alcohol, or intoxicant

  • Unlawfully possess or unlawfully offer, arrange or negotiate to sell any drug paraphernalia

  • Possess or use tobacco or nicotine products including cigarettes, vape, e-cigarettes, cigars, miniature cigars, clove cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, snuff chew packets and betel. 

  • Disrupt school activities or otherwise willfully defy school authority

  • Commit an obscene act or engage in habitual profanity or vulgarity

  • Knowingly receive stolen school or private property

  • Commit or attempt to commit robbery or extortion

  • Cause or attempt to cause damage to school or private property

  • Steal or attempt to steal school or private property

  • Commit or attempt to commit sexual assault

  • Harass, threaten or intimidate a pupil who is a complaining witness or witness in a school disciplinary proceeding.

  • Engaged in, or attempted to engage in, hazing.

  • Engaged in an act of bullying.


Additional Temple City High School rules include:

  • Students must carry a valid hall pass when outside the classroom during the class period.

  • 10/10 Rule - Please be sure to remain inside the classroom for the first and last 10 minutes of class.

  • No riding of bicycles, skateboards or scooters on campus.  Bikes must be locked in the bike areas near the music or 400 buildings. Skateboards must be locked on racks north of the Admin. building. Students must obey all state helmet and traffic laws.

  • The use of electronic devices, i.e. cell phones, tablets and laptops is allowed by specific teachers at specific times. TCUSD is not responsible for lost or stolen electronic devices.

  • Students may not bring laser pens, spray paint to school.