Student Code of Conduct

Students are expected to conduct themselves in an appropriate and civil manner, with due regard for the rights and welfare of all others in the school community, as well as for school facilities and equipment and the property of others. The school reserves the right to take disciplinary actions against the offending party including suspension and expulsion.

Infractions

The following are examples of infractions. The list is not intended to be all inclusive.

  1. Bullying whether verbal or physical;
  2. Intimidating, harassing or discriminating against any person;
  3. Racial or sexual harassment or assault of any form;
  4. Intentionally injuring any person or threatening to do so;
  5. Intentionally damaging, vandalizing or stealing school property or the property of others;
  6. Disrupting classes, programs or other school activities;
  7. Entering or remaining in any portion of the school premises without authorization;
  8. Possessing or using weapons, drug, alcohol or cigarette on school property;
  9. Plagiarizing homework or exams, and/or inducing or coercing others to commit similar acts;
  10. Refusing to comply with any reasonable order of identifiable school officials.

Consequences and Disciplinary Actions

Level I (Intervention)

Consequences include loss of privileges and in-school detention (removal from the classroom). Written notification will be sent to the parents of students disciplined.

Level II (Notification)

Students are issued written conduct referral forms with copies sent to the students’ classroom teachers and parents. Parents will be asked to acknowledge receipt by
signing and returning the forms to the school office the following school day in order for involved students to be admitted by respective classroom teachers.

Level III (Principal/Parent Meeting)

If a student accumulates three Conduct Referrals, his/her parents will be required to meet with the principal and the student’s classroom teacher.

Beyond Level III

If the above intervention does not lead to satisfactory improvement, the student may be suspended or expelled from the school.

Parents are required to discuss this Student Code of Conduct with their children and encourage them to take responsibilities for their individual actions. Hard copies will be distributed in class and parents’ signatures are required.