Student Conduct Expectations And Rules


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Student Conduct Expectations And Rules

  1. 1. Student Conduct Expectations and Rules Puyallup School District 2006-07 *All information contained in this presentation comes directly from the Puyallup School District Elementary School Rights and Responsibilities Handbook . Some information may have been revised or paraphrased.
  2. 2. Raise your hand if you can tell me why we should have rules at school? <ul><li>Safety of students, teachers, staff, and visitors </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes a positive, orderly learning environment, free from chaos, harm, and unwanted disruptions </li></ul><ul><li>Makes the school a place you would want to come and learn </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes fairness and respect for all </li></ul><ul><li>Students should learn and model good citizenship and proper social behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Gives all students a chance to learn in a safe and productive environment </li></ul>Can you think of any other reasons?
  3. 3. Rules and expectations are important and necessary!
  4. 4. Levels of Behavior and Consequences <ul><li>Level 1 - Yellow slides – offenses resulting in classroom and/or school discipline </li></ul><ul><li>Level 2 - Orange slides - offenses which may result in suspension or expulsion </li></ul><ul><li>Level 3 - Red slides – offenses which are EXCEPTIONAL and may result in suspension or expulsion regardless of whether or not it was a first time offense </li></ul>
  5. 5. OFFENSES RESULTING IN SCHOOL DISCIPLINE <ul><li>Discipline means all forms of corrective punishment other than suspension or expulsion. </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom disciplinary actions may be imposed in lieu of or in addition to school disciplinary actions. </li></ul><ul><li>School disciplinary actions may be in addition or in place of in-school or out-of-school suspensions, depending on the situation. School administrators will decide on appropriate disciplinary measures. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Cheating or Plagiarism <ul><li>Students who plagiarized materials, in whole or in part, in papers or projects, provide work to be plagiarized or are involved in any other form of academic cheating shall be subject to disciplinary action and/or failure of an assignment or project for a first offense. </li></ul><ul><li>Progressive discipline will be applied for subsequent offenses. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Damaging School Property <ul><li>Students who damage school or other property will be liable for damages to the extent permitted by law. The student/parent or guardian will be held liable. </li></ul><ul><li>Any student found damaging, losing, defacing school property will be required to pay for the damage or loss. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Executing Emergency Procedures <ul><li>Emergency drills are to be taken seriously. </li></ul><ul><li>Students are expected to maintain classroom conduct throughout the entire drill and to become informed of the exit route for each of their classrooms. </li></ul><ul><li>In the event of an actual emergency or drill, students must comply with all administrative directives. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Extracurricular Activities Attendance <ul><li>Any student participating in an extra curricular activity/contest shall be expected to attend and participate in class on the day of the scheduled activity/contest. </li></ul><ul><li>Failure to comply may result in a student being ineligible to participate in the activity/contest. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Failure to Comply with Bus Regulations <ul><li>All school rules and regulations apply to conduct on a school bus. </li></ul><ul><li>Misconduct may result in removal of bus riding privileges as well as other forms of corrective action appropriate to the situation. </li></ul>
  11. 11. False Allegations <ul><li>Knowingly reporting or causing the reporting of false facts regarding misconduct or other information to school officials likely to cause an official response, or corroborating of such information is prohibited. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Failure to Participate in PE or Wear Appropriate PE Dress <ul><li>All students are expected to participate in fitness activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriate athletic shoes and clothing that allows for movement and modesty are recommended. </li></ul><ul><li>Failure to comply may negatively affect student’s P.E. grade. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Food or Beverages <ul><li>Gum chewing is not allowed at school. </li></ul><ul><li>Food and beverages will be consumed in designated areas. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Gambling <ul><li>Gambling on school grounds is not permitted. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Hallway Misconduct <ul><li>Students passing through the halls should be as quiet as possible. </li></ul><ul><li>No horseplay is allowed, including (but not limited to) running, tripping, pushing, and sliding down banisters. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Littering <ul><li>No eating is allowed in hallways and stairways, and students are expected to pick up litter following lunch and leave their lunch areas clean. </li></ul><ul><li>Garbage cans are to be used to dispose litter. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Loitering <ul><li>Loitering is not allowed in any hallway or on campus during the day or before/after school hours. </li></ul><ul><li>After school, a student is expected to go home promptly after the last class, unless attending a school activity. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Misconduct and General Misbehavior <ul><li>Students are expected to behave in a manner that is conducive to a learning environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Behavior that is detrimental to obtaining a positive learning environment is prohibited. </li></ul><ul><li>Failure to behave accordingly may result in the student being denied participation in school activities such as field trips, assemblies, or other school events. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Profanity <ul><li>Swearing, profanity, vulgarity, inappropriate gestures, obscenities or other lewd speech is prohibited. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Public Displays of Affection <ul><li>Students are expected to exercise self-control and respect for the reputation of others. </li></ul><ul><li>Kissing and inappropriate displays of affection are not allowed. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Search and Seizure <ul><li>School authorities may seize any contraband (illegal or unauthorized) substance or object. </li></ul><ul><li>Students must comply with a reasonable search by school authorities including lockers, desks, motor vehicles, backpacks or bags, or purses. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Selling Items at School <ul><li>The conducting of private business or selling of unauthorized items is prohibited. </li></ul><ul><li>Property may be confiscated and law authorities contacted. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Skates, Skateboards, In-Line Skates, Scooters, and Wheeled Shoes <ul><li>Students are prohibited from and sort of wheeled riding devices. </li></ul><ul><li>These items may be confiscated. </li></ul><ul><li>This applies to all District properties at all times. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Valuables at School <ul><li>Large sums of money and other valuable items should be left at home. </li></ul><ul><li>Articles of value for class display should be locked in a teacher’s cabinet or checked in at the office. </li></ul><ul><li>The District assumes no responsibility for loss to student’s personal property. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Textbooks <ul><li>Students are responsible for the condition of and/or loss of their books at the end of the school year. </li></ul><ul><li>A fee may be charged for lost, stolen, or damaged textbooks. </li></ul>
  26. 26. OFFENSES WHICH MAY RESULT IN SUSPENSION (IN-SCHOOL OR OUT-OF-SCHOOL) <ul><li>The following offenses may result in an in-school or out-of-school suspension. </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom disciplinary actions may be imposed in addition to a suspension, depending on the offense. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Attendance <ul><li>All students are expected to be regular in attendance. A pattern of absenteeism is cause for disciplinary action and/or suspension. </li></ul><ul><li>A student is considered unexcused when he/she misses all or part of a class period without teacher or office permission. </li></ul><ul><li>Parents/guardians must take responsibility for students who miss the bus. A missed bus, missed ride, or car problems is not a valid excuse for an absence or tardy. </li></ul><ul><li>Excused absences may include illness, medical/dental appointments, appointments/services, bereavement, family emergency, court appearances, or planned absences. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Leaving School Grounds without Proper Consent <ul><li>Permission in writing from the office must be obtained to leave the campus at any time after arriving on school grounds. Parent/guardian and office approval must be granted. </li></ul><ul><li>Students leaving without permission will be considered unexcused. </li></ul>
  29. 29. Tardiness <ul><li>Students are considered tardy when they are not in their classrooms when the bell rings for the beginning of the school session. </li></ul><ul><li>After 3 tardies, notice may be given to the student and parent/guardian and corrective actions taken. </li></ul><ul><li>After the 5 th tardy during a trimester, a parent conference may be held and student assigned appropriate discipline, which may include but is not limited to suspension from school. </li></ul>
  30. 30. Early Dismissal and Re-Admittance <ul><li>All arrangements for early dismissal or late arrivals must be arranged through the school office. </li></ul><ul><li>If a student needs to be dismissed early, he or she must have a note from his/her parent/guardian and sign out in the office. </li></ul>
  31. 31. Dress and Appearance <ul><li>Students are to come to school well-groomed and appropriately dressed. </li></ul><ul><li>Dress/appearance must not present health or safety problems, nor be vulgar, offensive, or cause disruption. </li></ul><ul><li>Clothing styles must not create conflict or be intimidating. </li></ul>
  32. 32. Dress and Appearance <ul><li>Clothing that is degrading, harassing, hostile, intimidating, offensive, or discriminatory is also prohibited. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers, in consultation with school administrators, may restrict appearance and attire, including footware, with special consideration for safety and health issues. </li></ul>
  33. 33. Dress and Appearance <ul><li>No clothing with words, depictions or themes related to alcohol, tobacco, or drug use, gang affiliations. </li></ul><ul><li>No sexually oriented text, themes, or depictions. </li></ul><ul><li>Except for t-shirts, all undergarments must be covered at all times. </li></ul>
  34. 34. Dress and Appearance <ul><li>Pants are not to be sagging. </li></ul><ul><li>Skirts and shorts must not be any higher than the middle of the thigh. </li></ul><ul><li>Blouses, shirts, and tops must not expose the waist, hips, midriff, or shoulders. </li></ul><ul><li>No tube, tank, one-shouldered, low-cut, halter, spaghetti strap, see-through, or bare-back tops. (3-finger test for straps) </li></ul>
  35. 35. Dress and Appearance <ul><li>No jewelry that presents safety hazards, such as safety pins, chains, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>No hats or head covering may be worn in the building during school hours. </li></ul><ul><li>All students must wear shoes. Sandals with heel straps are permitted. No flip-flops (see fitness attire section.) </li></ul><ul><li>Sunglasses must not be worn indoors. </li></ul>
  36. 36. Forgery <ul><li>Falsely representing or forging a parent/guardian’s, or staff member’s signature on any letter to the school, or any school document will result in discipline and/or suspension. </li></ul>
  37. 37. Freedom of Expression that Causes School Disruption <ul><li>Distribution of written material, oral expression, or any other expressive activity, where substantial disruption to the educational process occurs or could occur, is prohibited. </li></ul>
  38. 38. Tobacco Use or Possession <ul><li>Students of any age may not smoke, consume, or possess tobacco products at any time while on or around School District property. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 st offense: one day suspension, parent notification, conference, enrollment in a tobacco cessation clinic, possible law enforcement citation issued. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 nd offense: all of the above except suspension is lengthened for up to ten school days </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All subsequent offenses: All of the above except a long-term suspension may be added </li></ul></ul>
  39. 39. EXCEPTIONAL MISCONDUCT <ul><li>The following behaviors are classified as E xceptional Misconduct and allow for short-term and long-term suspensions regardless of a student’s past disciplinary record. </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom disciplinary actions may also be imposed, depending on incident. </li></ul>
  40. 40. Aggressive or Reckless Behavior <ul><li>Any action that poses a risk of harm to others or property. </li></ul><ul><li>This includes horseplay. </li></ul>
  41. 41. Assault <ul><li>Intentionally injuring another. </li></ul><ul><li>Attempting to injure another. </li></ul><ul><li>Threatening to injure another. </li></ul><ul><li>Is considered a more serious misconduct than fighting. </li></ul>
  42. 42. Fighting <ul><li>A physical altercation (cause of harm) to another. </li></ul><ul><li>Encouraging or promoting an altercation between others. </li></ul>
  43. 43. Threats <ul><li>Communicating an intent to cause harm to another. </li></ul><ul><li>Making a threat to use a bomb or other dangerous device. </li></ul>
  44. 44. Alcoholic Beverages or Other Drugs <ul><li>The student use of alcohol and other illegal or prohibited/harmful drugs is prohibited (law enforcement will be notified). </li></ul><ul><li>No medication is allowed at school unless under the direction of the school nurse. </li></ul>
  45. 45. Drug Paraphernalia <ul><li>Possessing, selling, or distributing materials used in connection with the ingestion or preparations of drugs, such as pipes, rolling papers, syringes, and other items is prohibited. </li></ul><ul><li>Consequences include suspension and/or expulsion. </li></ul>
  46. 46. Criminal Acts <ul><li>Students charged with, or convicted of a crime that has a real and substantial relationship to the lawful operation and maintenance of the District may be disciplined, suspended, or expelled. </li></ul>
  47. 47. Disruption of the Educational Process <ul><li>Students must comply with reasonable instructions of District personnel. </li></ul><ul><li>Any conduct that interferes or threatens to interfere with the educational process is prohibited. </li></ul><ul><li>Students creating disturbances may be guilty of a misdemeanor (RCW 28.635.030). </li></ul><ul><li>This includes multiple offenses of less serious nature or single major offenses. </li></ul>
  48. 48. Explosive Devices <ul><li>Students who possess, traffic in, or detonate any explosive device which can result in an explosion or fire on school property will be suspended or expelled. The same disciplinary action will be imposed on look-a-like devices. </li></ul><ul><li>Law enforcement agents will be notified. </li></ul>
  49. 49. False Alarms of Fire or Other Emergencies <ul><li>Triggering a fire alarm or reporting a fire or other emergency without reasonable grounds for such action is prohibited. </li></ul>
  50. 50. Firearms and Dangerous Weapons <ul><li>State law prohibits any person to carry on to school premises, school transportation, or other school facilities the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Any firearm </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Any dangerous instrument or weapon </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Any air gun </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Any stunning or shocking devices </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Any object that looks like a weapon </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  51. 51. Matches or Lighters <ul><li>Using or possessing matches, lighters, or other fire producing devices on school property is prohibited. </li></ul><ul><li>Police and/or fire department officials may be notified. </li></ul>
  52. 52. Arson <ul><li>Setting a fire while on school district property is prohibited. </li></ul><ul><li>Police and/or fire department officials may be notified. </li></ul>
  53. 53. Gang Activities <ul><li>Student behavior, dress, signing or symbolism intended to represent affiliation with an illegal gang will not be tolerated on school grounds or at school sponsored events. </li></ul>
  54. 54. Harassment, Bullying, or Intimidation <ul><li>Students may not engage in racial, sexual, or other forms of harassment, intimidation, or bullying of students or others. </li></ul><ul><li>Actions that tend to create, or would create, if uncorrected, a hostile, offensive, or abusive work or learning environments are prohibited. </li></ul>
  55. 55. Hazing <ul><li>Subjecting newcomers to unpleasant, abusive, or ridiculous treatment is prohibited. </li></ul><ul><li>Students shall not participate in or conspire with others to participate in hazing or acts that may injure, degrade, disgrace, or put others at risk in any way. </li></ul>
  56. 56. Insubordination <ul><li>Willful disobedience of the reasonable requests of any staff member is prohibited. </li></ul><ul><li>Students must identify themselves to all staff members. Failure to do so will be considered insubordinate and a threat to school security. </li></ul>
  57. 57. Insults or Abuse <ul><li>Insulting or abusing another student is prohibited. </li></ul><ul><li>Students are required to show respect for authority and any form of abuse of staff is also prohibited. </li></ul>
  58. 58. Personal Protection Spray Devices (Mace or Pepper Spray) <ul><li>Elementary school aged students are not allowed to carry these devices. </li></ul>
  59. 59. Technological Devices <ul><li>Students may not bring any computer applications, including games, or any computer hardware to school for any reason. </li></ul><ul><li>District computers cannot be altered in any way by a student. </li></ul><ul><li>Using cell phones, cameras, or similar devices that might invade the privacy or rights of others is a violation of school rules. </li></ul>
  60. 60. Technological Devices <ul><li>Changing or destroying district computer files or illegal copying of files will result in school discipline. </li></ul><ul><li>Possession or distribution of passwords other than the student’s own is prohibited. </li></ul><ul><li>Inappropriate use of the Internet connection, network, or an individual workstation is prohibited. </li></ul>
  61. 61. Theft or Possession of Stolen Property <ul><li>Stealing from another person is prohibited. </li></ul><ul><li>Stealing from a place of business while under school jurisdiction, including shoplifting during field trips will result in denied participation in school activities for up to 90 days. </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriate law enforcement authorities may be contacted. </li></ul>
  62. 62. Trespassing on School Property <ul><li>Students are not to enter or loiter on any School District campus at any time without proper authorization. </li></ul><ul><li>Students on campus while on suspension or expulsion are subject to additional disciplinary action and arrest for criminal trespass. </li></ul>
  63. 63. Vandalism <ul><li>The damage, loss, or defacement of school or staff property is prohibited and the student responsible will be required to pay for the loss. </li></ul><ul><li>Grades and transcripts will be held until damages are paid for. </li></ul><ul><li>If student/parent is unable to pay for damages, a work program will be set up in lieu of payment. </li></ul>
  64. 64. Let’s each take personal responsibility by pledging to keep our school a safe, respectful, and desirable place for everyone!