Student safety is always our primary concern. Supervision at the dance includes administrators, police officers, private security and teacher chaperones. As you may already know, the Tamalpais Union High School District takes student use of alcohol and drugs very seriously. Despite our best efforts, student use of alcohol and drugs continues to be a problem. Not only is it against the law for students to use, possess, sell, or furnish alcohol or drugs, it is also against the Tamalpais Union High School District’s Board Policy 5131.6, and students may be disciplined for such misconduct. If students are suspected of being under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, they may be given a breathalyzer or other sobriety test, and their person, locker, and/or vehicle may be subject to search. Police officers will be checking all bags and personal items upon entering the dance. Pat searches and random breathalyzer tests will also be conducted.
In order to make dances safe and enjoyable for everyone, we encourage all parents to seriously consider and discuss the following tips with your student before the dance: