Student Conduct

 

The school’s conduct expectations can be summed up in four simple rules:

    Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

    Be safe.

    Respect others.

    Do everything as unto the Lord.

These four simple rules outline the type of behavior expected at our school, as it is necessary for a good learning environment.  Specific things which would fall under each rule include:

 

    Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

-      Take care of school books, supplies, etc. and do not touch others’ property without their permission

-      No teasing or bullying

-      Share and take turns

    Be safe.

-      Wash hands with soap if dirty, before meals, and after going to the bathroom

-      Do not speak to strangers, unless directed by the teacher

-      Cooperate during fire drills and severe weather drills

-      Avoid coming to school when sick (See Sick Policy below)

-      No weapons of any kind at school

-      No illegal activity, including drugs or alcohol

-      Stay in the school boundaries, which are: in the building, in the schoolyard, and on sidewalks going to and from these two. Do not go into the parking lot or nearby streets or businesses, unless by permission and accompanied by an adult.  This is a closed campus for lunch.

    Respect others.

-      Speak respectfully to the teacher and to others

-      Keep hands to yourself

-      Do your own work (no copying or cheating, see Academic Dishonesty below)

      If you use work from some other source, for example in a report, be sure to give credit

    to the author or artist.

    Do everything as unto the Lord.

-      Obey the teacher and class rules

-      Turn in work on time and neatly done

-      Deal with frustration in a positive way

-      Act in a calm and mannerly way (no running, except at recess or organized physical activities)

-      If items are taken out during P.E., put them back at the end of that period

-      Keep classroom and especially desk area clean

-      Wear modest clothes suited to learning (see Dress Code section).

-      School standards apply to social media and personal websites (Christ-like content)

 

Academic Dishonesty

Cheating in the form of (a) copying others’ or the answer key’s work and presenting it as one’s own, (b) lying about data, (c) telling the teacher that the assignment was completed when it was not, (d) giving or receiving answers on a test, (e) bribing someone else to do one’s homework, and (f) preventing someone else from doing their assignment by sabotage such as tearing a page out of their book is not tolerated.  If a student has cheated in any way, a conference will be called with the student, parents, teacher, and principal. The assignment will receive a grade of 0 with no opportunity to make up the grade, and the student will have to say and write an apology.  The student will be placed on academic probation for the rest of the year.  If the student chooses to cheat again, he or she will be dismissed from the school permanently.  Education without integrity is meaningless.

Discipline

Discipline means training.  Its purpose is to help form Christian character.  If students do not follow the conduct rules, they will usually be given one warning. If they do not adjust their behavior, they may:

-      Lose a privilege

-      Be sent to a designated “Cool-down” area

-      Be assigned an unpleasant chore or task, such as writing a sentence many times

-      Write a letter of apology

-      Pay for it if they break something

-      Have a grade lowered if it is academically related

-      Have parents called

-      Have a parent-teacher or parent-teacher-principal meeting called

-      Be sent home

 

Examples of the privileges which students may lose include: 

-      using technology

-      interacting with others at free time or lunch

-      getting to participate in a special activity 

 

Reasons for Dismissal:

-      Bringing a gun on the school property

-      Bringing alcoholic drinks or illegal drugs on the school property

-      If a student does physically combative actions to another person, such as purposely hitting, kicking, or fighting, or bullies another person, she/he will be suspended from school for 3 days or the rest of the week.  If the student does another physically combative action or bullies someone, he/she will be dismissed permanently from school.

-      Academic dishonesty, second offense (see section above)

-      Other criminal or serious harmful/threatening behavior