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9 months ago

Bullying and Harassment

The Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on the actual or perceived characteristics of a person’s disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. This policy applies to all acts related to school activity or school attendance occurring within a District school.

(Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District Board Policy 5145.3)

Bullying Definition

Bullying is defined as any severe or pervasive physical or verbal act or conduct, including communications made in writing or by means of an electronic act, and including one or more acts committed by a pupil or group of pupils as defined in Section 48900.2 (Sexual Harassment), 48900.3 (Hate Violence) , or 48900.4 (Harassment, Threats, or Intimidation), directed toward one or more pupils that has or can be reasonably predicted to have the effect of one or more of the following:

  • Placing a reasonable pupil or pupils in fear of harm to that pupil's or those pupils' person or property.

  • Causing a reasonable pupil to experience a substantially detrimental effect on his or her physical or mental health.

  • Causing a reasonable pupil to experience substantial interference with his or her academic performance.

  • Causing a reasonable pupil to experience substantial interference with his or her ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, or privileges provided by a school.

(2) "Electronic act" means the transmission of a communication, including, but not limited to, a message, text, sound, or image, or a post on a social network Internet Web site, by means of an electronic device, including, but not limited to, a telephone, wireless telephone or other wireless communication device, computer, or pager.(California Education Code 48900 (r))

Report Bullying
Any person that has been a victim of, or witnessed bullying or harassment on school grounds, during school activities, or going to and coming from school is highly encouraged to report the incident immediately to a counselor, administrator, or other adult personnel on campus. Students/Parents/Guardians should report the incident to the school site administration. 

Bullying/Harassment Complaint Form (English)

Formulario de Queja Relacionada a Intimidacion/Acoso (Espnaol)

The principal or designee shall promptly investigate all complaints of bullying or harassment.  The student who filed the complaint shall have the opportunity to describe the incident, present witmesses and other evidence of the bullying or harassment, and put his/her complaint in writing. Once the school administration receives a written complaint, the administration shall initiate an impartial investigation of the allegation of bullying within five school days.


If the bullying/harassment is based on the actual or perceived characteristics of a person’s disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, the principal or designee shall present a written report to the student who filed the complaint, his/her parent/guardian, accused individual and his/her parent/guardian within 30 school days of the reported incident.  The report shall include his/her findings, decision, and reason for the decision. If the student is in disagreement with the outcome of the investigation, an appeal can be filed at the District Office, Educational Services Department, located at 12797 Third Street, Yucaipa, CA 92399.


Transfer Request

A child who has been determined by district personnel to have been the victim of an act of bullying, as defined in California Education Code 48900 (r), shall, at the request of the person having legal custody of the student, be given priority for interdistrict attendance under any existing interdistrict attendance agreement. Under State law, the student is entitled to transfer to another school within or outside the District if the allegation of bullying is founded. Placement at a requested school is contingent upon space availability. Transfer requests can be obtained at the District Office, Educational Services Department, located at 12797 Third Street, Yucaipa, CA 92399. 
(California Education Code 46600 (b))
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Additional Resources


Anti-Bullying Tip Sheet

Aeries Portal Access Middle/High School Parents and Students Only

over 2 years ago

Note:  The Aeries Portal may not be available to parents and students until the second week of school each year.

All parent and student accounts from last year will continue to work in the new year--even if the student has changed school sites.  If your have forgotten your password, simply click the "Forgot Your Password?" link.  If you have changed your email address (which functions as a (username), please contact the school secretary so that he/she can put your new email address into the system.  

School sites will distribute Aeries Portal account creation information to students and parents of 6th graders and, also for any student in middle or high school grades who is new to the district this year.  In order to create a new account students and parents will need the student's Verification Passcode, or "VPC" (which is not the Email Confirmation Code) and the student's 9- or 10-digit ID number.   Please contact the school office if you are new to the District and did not receive this information by the second week of school.

Note:  The Aeries Portal server will send an automated message to your private email address as part of the Aeries Portal account creation process.  Be sure that your email account is set to allow incoming messages from the domain "".  Since the emails will be automated, many email systems (notably AOL) reject such messages unless the exact email address or its domain name is added to the safe senders list. 

Also, the system will only allow the creation of one Aeries Portal log-in account using a single email address; however, parents may, once they have created their first new Aeries Portal account, link that account to other children they may have within the district provided that they also have the VPC and Permanent ID for those students, as well (see paragraph below).

Students under the age of 13 may not yet have an email account of their own, and parents may not yet be ready for them to have their own accounts.  In those cases, we encourage parents to either establish a parent-monitored email account for their child or simply allow your student to also use your Aeries Portal parent account once created.  Should the child click the Forgot Password link and the password gets reset, it is the parent who will receive the email with the new password--not the student.
Linking to Additional Children:  Once you have created an account for one student in your family, you may link to your other children through Aeries Portal by clicking the CURRENT STUDENT drop-down menu selector at the top right-hand side of the ABI home page and click the link to "Add Additional Student Not Currently Listed."  You will need to provide a separate Permanent ID number, telephone number, and VPC for each additional student to which you would like to link.

One final note:  Be sure that the browser being used is set to refresh each page with each visit so that the most recent data is always what your computer displays.

Office 365 Tips and Info

over 2 years ago

Basic Information
  • The username and password used for Office 365 can also be used by students to log into Windows on computers on campus.
  • Current storage:  50GB for email and unlimited for OneDrive (document storage) per user
  • Student account usernames are constructed as follows:  Entire first name followed by the first letter of the last name followed by the last three digits of the student's Permanent ID number followed by "".  Therefore, a student named John Doe with the ID number of 123456789 would log in  The password is the entire Permanent ID number.  Log in at  When keying the password, do not use the numeric keypad or caps lock.  If you encounter an error screen, you will need to completely close the browser (all open windows) and start a new browser session before trying again.
  • Office 365 is currently operating in a "closed-campus mode", meaning that student email can only be sent/received to/from and addresses.  Staff accounts are not restricted and can send/receive with any addresses.
  • Office 365 for Education, as configured to sync with our local network, works with all browsers.  If you are having trouble getting past the log-in screen, try closing the browser (all windows) and open a fresh session.  If that still doesn't help, try using a different browser as your browser may either be out of date or configured in such a way that prevents a good connection.
  • If you encounter the "Lite" version of Outlook and can't even see the online applications after logging in, you need to update your browser.
  • Because Office 365 stores cookies in order to improve the user experience, (1)be sure that cookies are enabled on the browser you use to access Office 365, and (2) close all windows of the browser and open a fresh instance if you make a typo when entering your log-in credentials before trying again.  If you have repeated problems logging in, try clearing your browser's cookies and Internet history (found in the browser's settings).  Or, just try using a different browser.
  • When using Office 365 in a public setting, such as a school computer lab, be sure to completely close the browser after use.  Logging out of Office 365 does not necessarily guarantee that your are logged out, depending on the browser configuration.  Furthermore, it's wise to also log out of Windows, as well.
  • If you plan to use the option of opening the desktop Office software from your already opened Office Online document (which is possible if you have desktop Office installed on your computer), and your desktop Office is not the most current version, you should first install the Office 365 "Desktop Setup" software to make the desktop Office software and the online Office apps work best together (this will enable saving directly from Desktop Office to your OneDrive, prevent repeated requests for log-in information when opening the desktop application, and prevent inconsistency between versions).  It is a very easy and quick download/install, and basically you will need it if the computer you are using does not have the latest copy of Office installed on it (currently Office 2013):
    1. Log in to Office 365.
    2. Click the Office 365 gear icon (not the browser's gear which is the one at the top of the window) and select "Office 365 Settings".
    3. On the next page, select "Software".
    4. On the Software page, install the "Desktop Setup" option on the left.
    5. Follow the instructions on the Desktop Setup page to install the helper app.
    6. From then on, check the "Keep Me Signed In" and "Remember Me" check boxes on the initial log-in screens, and you should only have to log in once per session on that device.
    • Additionally Recommended:  Read the "Learn More" and "System Requirements" information linked off this page for more information and to make sure that you will have a good experience if you choose to use the options in Office 365 to open the online Office apps using the desktop software.
      • You can additionally install the Lync desktop app from this area.  Lync works together with the Office 365 directories to provide a tool for conducting online meetings with video, audio, and shared desktops.
  • If you want the Exchange elements (Outlook, Calendar, People) on your phone or tablet, install one of the following apps from the Store:   Exchange, Outlook Web App, Office 365 for Business or Enterprise.
  • If you want the Sharepoint elements (Newsfeed, OneDrive, Sites) on your phone or tablet, install on of the following apps from the Store:  SharePoint, SkyDrive Pro, OneDrive for Business, or Office 365 for Business or Enterprise.  (SkyDrive and OneDrive without the "Pro" or "Business" are the consumer versions and won't work with our installation.)