Middle School Conduct Code for Students
(Click here to see and/or print the Districts's Conduct Code brochure
Good student behavior is extremely important in creating the kind of educational environment in which students will be able to realize their greatest opportunities for growth. Good discipline habits assume consideration for the rights of others, cooperation with everyone in the school community, respect for others and the property of others. self respect for one's own individual worth, and pride in ones own achievements.
Good student conduct provides for a safe and orderly environment where students can grow to their full academic and social potentials.
GOOD STUDENT BEHAVIOR
INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING QUALITIES:
I. COURTESY/RESPECT FOR EVERYONE
- Well behaved students treat everyone as they themselves wish to be treated.
- No harassing or purposeful embarrassing other students or adults
- No threats or intimidation
- No foul language, obscene gestures, racial, ethnic, religious slurs and disrespectful language or actions
- No breaking of any rule regarding courtesy and respect established between teacher and students in individual classrooms
II. CONCERN FOR THE SAFETY OF EVERYONE
- Well behaved students act maturely so they and no one else is in danger.
- No fighting, hitting, assaulting
- No throwing of any objects
- No dangerous objects (i.e. weapons, fireworks, etc.)
- No dangerous articles of clothing (i.e. baggy sleeves near a table saw.)
- No leaving school property
- No running, tripping, playfighting or rowdy behavior
- No drugs/alcohol
- No smoking/chewing tobacco
- No breaking of any rules regarding safety established between teachers and students in individual classrooms
III. RESPECT FOR PERSONAL PROPERTY
- Well behaved students treat everyone's personal belongings in the same manner that they want their things treated.
- No vandalism
- No stealing or possession of stolen goods
- No arson
- No breaking of any rule regarding respect for personal property established between teachers and students in individualclassrooms
IV. RESPECT FOR THE RIGHT TO LEARN AND TEACH WITHOUT DISRUPTION
V. RESPONSIBILITY FOR BEING IN THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME
- Well behaved students will act in such a manner so that their behavior is not disruptive and will display all the good conduct qualities.
- No walkmen, boom boxes, video games, or other such equipment
- No sales of candy, etc.
- No beepers
- No gambling
- No toys
- No violation of any such rule regarding respect for the right to learn and teach without disruption established between teachers and students in individual classroom.
- A well behaved student attends school and classes punctually.
- No skipping (truancy)
- No lateness
- No failing to attend appointments or detentions
- No violation of any rule regarding the responsibility for being in the right place at the right time established between teachers and students in individual classrooms
VI. APPROPRIATE GROOMING AND APPEARANCE
VII. APPROPRIATE RESPONSES TO THE REASONABLE DIRECTIONS OF STAFFMEMBERS
- A well behaved student has healthy and good grooming habits and appears neat and appropriate for school.
- No hats
- No coats
- No "gang clothing" (ie. beads, bandanas, etc.)
- No overly distasteful clothes
- No tee shirts with inappropriate words/pictures
- No breaking of any rule regarding appropriate grooming and appearance established between teachers and students in individual classrooms
- A well behaved student follows the directions of the adult member of the school community.
- No insubordination
- No backtalk
- No violation of any rule established between teachers and students in individual classrooms
(Click here to see and/or print the districts's conduct code brochure.)
POOR STUDENT CONDUCT
When students do not follow the Code of Conduct, there are consequences which included, but are not limited to thefollowing:
I. CLASSROOM CONSEQUENCES
Individual teachers will apply corrective consequences as they see appropriate. Such consequences may include teacher parent contact.
II. CLASSROOM EXCLUSIONS
When a student seriously disrupts the learning environment of the classroom, the teacher may ask the student to leave the classroom. The student is to report to the in-building suspension room to continue working in isolation for the rest of the period. The teacher will telephone the parent. Office personnel will also contact the parents by telephone and by mail.
III. REFERRAL TO THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL
When a problem exists and the student misbehavior continues after the teacher has exhausted every means at his or her disposal to correct the situation, the student can be referred to the Assistant Principal. Resulting consequences could include parent conference; a teacher, student, Assistant Principal conference; in-school suspension, out-of-school suspension; or other actions as determined by the teacher and the Assistant Principal.
IV. IN SCHOOL SUSPENSIONS
Students assigned in-school suspensions by one of the administrators are assigned to a special room with special rules from 7:50 A.M. to 2:20 P.M. and are not allowed to leave that room without supervision. Students will continue with assigned school work and will eat lunch in this room. During the suspension, these students may not participate in regular school activities or after school activities.
V. OUT OF SCHOOL SUSPENSIONS
Students assigned out of school suspension by one of the principals are not allowed on school property for the duration of the suspension. These students may not participate in any school or after school activity during this period of time.Students who are suspended may make up their classwork, homework, tests, and quizzes which were missed due to the suspension.
Students may be excluded from school for more than ten (10) days and up to on hundred eighty (180) consecutive school days upon request by the principal and action by the Board of Education
Good behavior and proper manners are very important in our cafeteria so that all students can eat and relax in a comfortable and orderly environment. In order to make this happen we need the cooperation during the cafeteria period.
- Students should walk not run in the cafeteria.
- Students should line up in the proper lunch line in order to be served. No cutting into line. Students desiring snacks should purchase them after getting their food from the lunch line. Students will not be permited to get snacks after finishing their lunches.
- Students should seat themselves in the cafeteria.
- No chairs are to be moved and only fourteen (14) students are to be seated at a table.
- Proper manners should be observed while eating as a courtesy to others:
- No fooling around
- No throwing food
- No loud talking
- No switching seats
- After eating, students are responsible for throwing away their refuse in the proper containers. Tables are to be left clean for the next students to eat are able to do so in a comfortable environment.
- Students are to follow the directions of all teachers/adults supervising the cafeteria.
- At the designated time and directives of the supervisors, students are to report to their designated "pickup areas" in order to move to their next class.
IMPROPER BEHAVIOR IN THE CAFETERIA
- Students will be informed of unacceptable behavior and instructed to the correct behavior.
- Students may be assigned a designated area (seat) to eat lunch for a period of time (days).
- Students may be assigned a detention after school to clean the cafeteria.
- Students may be prohibited from eating in the cafeteria for a period of time (days).
- Students may be referred to the Assistant Principal for disciplinary action.
- Students may bedenied the privilege of attending extracurricular activities/events.
- Students may be suspended from school.