Verbal Bullying – teasing, name calling, insulting, or other behavior that would hurt others’ feelings or make them feel bad about themselves. This includes verbal, written, and cyberbullying.
Exclusion – starting rumors, telling others not to be friends with someone, or other actions that would cause someone to be without friends.
Physical Bullying – pushing, slapping, grabbing, flicking, poking, pinching, tripping, or other violations of personal space.
Severe Bullying – punching, kicking, and similar behavior that could result in injury to others. Threat of serious violence.
Harassment – racial, ethnic, or sexual name-calling or other severe harassment.
Students who are suspended in school will have assignments brought to the office secretary by 8:20 a.m. each day of the suspension. To receive full credit, students will be responsible for submitting completed assignments to each teacher by the end of the day.
Students who are suspended out of school will be responsible for contacting the school office to obtain assignments that have been turned in by each teacher for completion during the suspension. To receive full credit, the suspended student must complete all assignments assigned during the suspension and turn completed work in to each teacher upon returning to school.
TEXTBOOK & PLANNER CARE
Care must be exercised in the use of textbooks and planners. Students who choose to be careless or purposely damage school property will be subject to disciplinary action and will be expected to pay for all damages.
Lockers and combination locks are issued to students at the beginning of the year. Lockers should be kept locked at all times. Students are cautioned against sharing their combinations with other students. The school will assume NO responsibility for items stolen from the locker. Junior and Senior High students are expected to properly care for their property. Damages caused by misuse of tape, etc. will be charged to the students responsible for damage. Any locker malfunction should be reported to the office. Students are cautioned not to keep money or other valuables in their lockers. Such items may be turned in to the office for safekeeping. Lockers are school property, and as such, may be searched at any time the school feels there to be legitimate reason to do so.
There is a four-minute passing period between each class. Students should come to class prepared to be in the room for the entire period and should have adequate work to keep them busy should the teacher finish instruction early.
Students will not leave the classroom unless on an errand for a teacher. Students will not leave the school building for any reason unless permission is granted through the office.
Students are not to go to their cars in the parking lot without permission from the office.
Students are to be in the halls only at the beginning and at the close of school and while moving from one class to another, unless they have permission or special duties that require them to be there. Students in the hall during class time must have passes. Students are asked to be courteous at all times and keep to the right when moving in the halls. Running and shouting in the halls is never permitted.
Parents and patrons are welcome to visit our school. However, they must first report to the office when they arrive to receive a visitor's pass. If students wish to bring other students to school as visitors, they should make proper arrangements through the office. Visiting students will be asked to abide by the following guidelines:
1. Visitors must be the approximate age of the host.
2. The principal must approve the visitation prior to the date of visitation.
5. The visitor will be expected to observe rules and regulations.
6. Violations of the rules may lead to removal from the building and denial of further access to the building.
7. Students must ask each teacher prior to the visitation if the guest may observe.
8. The school district will not provide transportation to visitors.
9. Visitors from area schools will not be given permission to visit when their school is not in session.
USE OF PARKING LOTS
Driving to school is a privilege and use of our parking lots requires safe and considerate drivers. Students are asked to park straight in rows not at angles. Exit lanes are to be left at the end of each row of cars. Reckless driving or misuse of facilities will carry consequences plus loss of driving privileges on school property.
Students who are injured and need to park in Handicapped Parking need a permit from the principal's office. Parking in these areas without a permit from the office will result in a call to the appropriate law enforcement agency. Your car may be towed and ticketed if these areas are misused.