RUSD School Safety and Drug Free Schools

 WE TIP LINE 1-800-78-CRIME -or- 1-800-782-7463, view the TIP Line page.


Our Safety Mission

Safety is our number one priority here at RUSD. While education is our main focus, we will not make any compromises when it comes to safety. We emphasize keeping students safe at school through our high standards for behavior, school resource officers, campus supervisors, rigorous staff safety training and regular refreshers, and activities that keep students engaged and in school. Below you will find some of the programs and initiatives RUSD uses to keep student safe:

Safe Schools Program

RUSD Safe Schools Programs reduces incidents on and off school campuses and includes an extensive school and law enforcement partnership, staff and parent trainings and student lead activities which have developed a culture of communication throughout district schools.

School Safety Plans

Schools are required by Ed. Code 32280-32289 to write a comprehensive School Safety Plan. The plans are reviewed and rewritten each year; they are approved by the Superintendent every five years. The results of each annual review are available to the public on request in the school principal’s offices. For more information, contact your child’s school principal.

Visitors on Campus

The Board of Education encourages interested parents/guardians and community members to visit the schools and participate in the educational program.  As required by State Law (Penal Code 627.2, Education Code 32211) and RUSD Policy/Rules and Regulations (BP/RR 1250 and 3515), ALL visitors/outsiders are required to register in the office upon entering the school premises during school hours (7:30-4:30).  This requirement includes parents, guardians, RUSD staff not assigned to the school, public employees, volunteers, media, public officials, and all other outsiders/visitors requesting to visit the school.

In order to register, an outsider shall, upon request, furnish the principal or designee with the following information: (Penal Code 627.3)

a. His/her name, address, and occupation 

b.  His/her age, if less than 21

c.  His/her purpose for entering school grounds

d.  Proof of identify

e.   Other information consistent with the provisions of law

Alcohol and Other Drugs

The RUSD shall take appropriate action to eliminate possession, use, furnishing, transporting, and sale of alcohol and other drugs, including behavior affecting or mind-altering substances, and related paraphernalia on school grounds, at school events, or in any situation in which the school is responsible for the conduct and well-being of students. Students possessing, selling, furnishing, transporting, and/or using alcohol or other drugs or related paraphernalia shall be subject to disciplinary procedures, including suspension or expulsion.
To view Board Policy and Regulations, Click Here.
To report possible alcohol or drug use/selling etc:
  • Contact your school site administrator, or
  • Contact WeTip at: 1-800-78-CRIME -or- 1-800-782-7463 or log-on and submit a tip at

Cyber Safety

Resources to promote safe internet use in the home and in the classroom: Click Here

Bullying/Cyber Bullying

The Riverside Unified School District believes that all students have a right to a safe and healthy school environment. To that end, the District, schools, and community have an obligation to promote mutual respect, tolerance, and acceptance. The District will not tolerate behavior that infringes on the safety of any student. A student shall not intimidate or harass another student through words or actions. Such behavior includes direct physical contact, such as hitting or shoving; verbal assaults, such as teasing, name-calling, threats, harassment or using insults, slurs, or fighting words which, by their very nature, are disruptive to the school environment made in person or via the internet or cellular telephone text messages; and, social isolation or manipulation. This policy applies whenever a student is on school grounds; traveling to and from school or a school sponsored activity; during the lunch period, whether on or off campus; and during a school sponsored activity.
  •  To view Board Policy and Regulations, Click Here.
The definition of bullying is any severe or repeated over time physical or verbal act or conduct, including communications made in writing or by means of an electronic act by a student, or a group of students, directed against another student with the intent to ridicule, harass, humiliate, or intimidate the other student while on school grounds, traveling to or from school, or at a school-sponsored activity which substantially disrupts the educational environment.
To report possible bullying:
  • Contact your school site administrator, or
  • Download and complete the district’s Possible Bullying Report:Report Form

The report will be investigated no later than the end of the next school day and a report of the outcome will be provided to the reporting parent within 3 days. The school is not permitted to provide information about other students or discipline issued to other students with the reporting parent.

Discrimination and Harassment

Riverside Unified School District maintains a firm policy prohibiting all forms of discrimination. Religious, racial, or sexual harassment or violence against students or employees is discrimination. Read more...

Safe Storage of Firearms and School Safety & Security 

In spite of two decades of high-profile school shootings throughout the U.S., safety overall has improved and violence has dropped. Yet, almost weekly, another school attack or safety scare arises. The psychological impact of these incidents is evident.

With each incident, regardless of location, our awareness of the need to be vigilant increases. Any level of violence and victimization is unacceptable. Recent analysis of school shootings found that 68 percent of shooters brought firearms from home to their campus. It is important for parents and guardians to know about California’s child access prevention laws; it is a crime for a person to negligently store or leave a loaded firearm in a place where a child is likely to access it. To find out more click here.