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District Mission

The Mission of the Harlem Consolidated School District, as a vital part of the community, is to help diverse learners realize their unlimited potential by providing an educational program dedicated to the academic excellence and the development of strong character in a safe and respectful learning environment.

District Beliefs

 

1.         We believe each individual has unlimited potential to reach his or her goals and ambitions.

2.         We believe that every student has an equal right to a quality education that builds on his or her individual

strengths and needs.

3.         We believe in interrupting inequities within our system which prevents students from realizing their unlimited

potential.

4.         We believe in fostering individual academic, social and character growth and development of the learner.

5.             We believe the Harlem Consolidated School District, its families, and the community as a whole, are equally

            vital partners in the pursuit of lifelong learning.  

6.         We believe every person has the right to learn and work in a safe, non-threatening environment.

7.         We believe in effective and responsible use of our resources.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

District Mission

District Beliefs

School Hours

SECTION ONE - INTRODUCTION/PHILOSOPHY

SECTION TWO  - DISTRICT OFFICES/ADMINISTRATION/FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AND OPEN MEETINGS ACT OFFICIALS

SCHOOLS/BUILDING ADMINISTRATORS

SECTION THREE -  BOARD OF EDUCATION

SECTION FOUR - DISTRICT-WIDE OPERATIONAL POLICIES/ PARENTAL RIGHT TO INFORMATION/STUDENT RECORDS/STUDENT RIGHTS/ and GENERAL INFORMATION

SECTION FIVE - ADMISSIONS & REGISTRATION

SECTION SIX - STUDENT FEES & MEAL INFORMATION/FREE AND REDUCED WAIVERS

SECTION SEVEN - TRANSPORTATION/BUS SAFETY/DISCIPLINE

SECTION EIGHT - STUDENT ATTENDANCE/ABSENCES/DRESS CODE

SECTION NINE - STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES & HEALTH AND WELLNESS

SECTION TEN - TEACHER QUALIFICATIONS

SECTION ELEVEN - SCHOOL AND STUDENT SAFETY/VOLUNTEER & VISITOR INFORMATION

SECTION TWELVE - CURRICULUM, PROGRAMMING, GRADING, GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS/ FIELD TRIPS, STUDENT PROGRESS/ASSESSMENTS, LIBRARY MATERIALS

SECTION THIRTEEN - TITLE 1 SCHOOLS

SECTION FOURTEEN - STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

SECTION FIFTEEN - ATHLETICS AND CO-CURRICULAR/ & TARGET POLICY

SECTION SIXTEEN - INTERNET & TECHNOLOGY

SECTION SEVENTEEN - ALL STUDENTS - STUDENT CONDUCT & BEHAVIOR EXPECTATIONS

SECTION EIGHTEEN - ELEMENTARY CONDUCT & BEHAVIOR CODE AND DEFINITIONS

Assigned school service

Interventions

ELEMENTARY CONDUCT/DISCIPLINE CODE DEFINITIONS

SECTION NINETEEN - SECONDARY CONDUCT & BEHAVIOR CODE/DEFINITIONS

The Harlem District #122 Parent/Student District Handbook will be updated yearly electronically prior to District Wide Registration which occurs in July.  This District Handbook is only a summary of Board policies governing the District.  A complete list of all Board policies are available at:  http://boardpolicyonline.com/?b=harlem.  If you are in need of a paper copy of a policy, please contact your Building Principal.

Note:  Policies, Administrative Procedures and Exhibits contained in this Handbook are linked with their corresponding number in Blue.  By clicking on the Blue link number you will access the current Policy, Administrative Procedures (AP’s) and Exhibits (E’s).  

School Hours

Pre-K

7:40 am – 10:20 am

11:45 am – 2:25 pm

Kindergarten

7:40 am – 2:25 pm

Elementary

7:40 am – 2:25 pm

Secondary

8:40 am – 3:35 pm

SECTION ONE - INTRODUCTION/PHILOSOPHY

Harlem School District # 122 encompasses a 22 square mile area in Winnebago County, Illinois.  The District provides educational services and programming to approximately 6,500 students in grades Pre-K through 12 in 11 buildings.  

This Handbook encompasses District-wide policies and information and we hope you will find it easy to access and valuable.  The Board of Education, administration and staff are dedicated to providing every student the best possible instructional program while building strong character.

If you are in need of a paper copy of this electronic handbook, please contact your respective Building Principal.

1:30 
School District Philosophy

3:10 
Goals and Objectives

6:10
Educational Philosophy and Objectives

6:15
School Accountability

6:20 
School Calendar

4:160
Environmental Quality of Buildings and Grounds

SECTION TWO  - DISTRICT OFFICES/ADMINISTRATION/FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AND OPEN MEETINGS ACT OFFICIALS

HARLEM ADMINISTRATION CENTER

8605 North Second St.

Machesney Park, IL 61115

Superintendent

Dr. R. Terrell Yarbrough

815-654-4500

Chief School Business Official

and

District Treasurer

Josh Aurand

815-654-4500

Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources

Dr. Shelley Wagner

815-654-4500

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction

Michelle Erb, Ed.D

815-654-4500

Director of Student Support Services & Special Education

Assistant Director of Special Education

Heidi Lange

Shannon Rice

815-654-4500

Director of Equity &  Community Engagement

Jason Blume

815-654-4500

Director of Secondary Education

Jacob Hubert

815-654-4500

Director of Elementary Education

Rebecca Logan

815-654-4500

Director of Technology

Aaron Guske

815-654-4500

Director of Property Services

Assistant Director of Property Services

Mike Chandler

Jeff Schoonmaker

815-654-4643

815-654-4643

Director of Transportation

Assistant Director of Transportation

Don West

Christina Kaberg

815-654-4633

815-654-4633

Director of Food & Nutrition Services

Jill Mosher

815-654-4500

Director of Purchasing & Accounts Payable

Gail Aldrich

815-654-4500

Freedom of Information Officers

Josh Aurand, Assistant Superintendent for Business & Operations

josh.aurand@harlem122.org

Kris Arduino, Executive Assistant to the

Superintendent & Board Recording Secretary

kris.arduino@harlem122.org

Pam Cook, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent for Business & Operations pam.cook@harlem122.org

815-654-4500

Open Meetings Act Officials

Kris Arduino, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent & Board Recording Secretary

kris.arduino@harlem122.org

Pam Cook, Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Superintendent for Business & Operations

pam.cook@harlem122.org

815-654-4500

Employer Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Dr. Terrell Yarbrough

terrell.yarbrough@harlem122.org

815-654-4500

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Compliance Official

Shelley Wagner, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources

 

815-654-4500

Nondiscrimination Coordinator

Shelley Wagner, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources

815-654-4500

Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF)

Agent &

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1991 (HIPAA) Chief Privacy Officer

Shelley Wagner, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources

815-654-4500

SCHOOLS/BUILDING ADMINISTRATORS

                            

HARLEM MIDDLE SCHOOL

(Grades 7 & 8)

735 Windsor Rd.

Loves Park, IL 61111

Phone:  815 654-4510

Fax:  815-654-4572

Principal:  Jerry Harris

Associate Principal:  Jennifer Curless

Assistant Principal:  Terese Marinelli

Assistant Principal:  Margaret Sholl

HARLEM HIGH SCHOOL

(Grades 9-12)

One Huskie Circle,

Machesney Park, IL 61115

Phone:  815-654-4511

Fax:  815-654-4554

Principal:  Dr. Jeremy Bois

Associate Principal:  Maria Bounthong

Assistant Principal:  Shane Turner

Assistant Principal:  Blair Lemons

Assistant Principal:  Nicki Dawson-Foley

Assistant Principal: Lori Dittmar

Athletic Director: Rebecca Hoffmann

Regional Alternative School Site Director:  Carlie Roeschley

LOVES PARK ELEMENTARY

(Grades 1-6)

344 Grand Ave.,

Loves Park, IL 61111

Phone:  815-654-4501

Fax:  815-654-4553

Principal:  Lisa Clark

Assistant Principal: Linda Caudle

MAPLE ELEMENTARY

(Pre K & Grades 1-6)

1405 Maple Ave.,

Machesney Park, IL 61115

Phone:  815-654-4502

Fax:  815-654-4563

Principal:  Tammy Poole

Assistant Principal: Emily Bork

MACHESNEY ELEMENTARY

(Grades 3-6)

8615 N. 2nd St.,

Machesney Park, IL 61115

Phone:  815-654-4509

Fax:  815-637-7421

Principal:  Abigail Edwards

Assistant Principal:  Marya Nelson

MARQUETTE ELEMENTARY

(Grades 1-3)

8500 Victory Lane

Machesney Park, IL 61115

Phone:  815-654-4503

Fax:  815-654-4565

Principal:  Brock Morlan

Assistant Principal:  Monica McWilliams

OLSON PARK ELEMENTARY

(Grades 1-6)

1414 Minahan,

Machesney Park, IL 61115

Phone:  815-654-4504

Fax:  815-654-4528

Principal:  Marya Nelson

Assistant Principal:  Alexander Carlson

PARKER CENTER EARLY

CHILDHOOD CENTER

(Pre K & Kindergarten)

808 Harlem Rd.,

Machesney Park, IL 61115

Phone:  815-654-4559

Fax:  815-654-4613

Principal:  Erin Anderson

Assistant Principal:  Rebecca Swenson

RALSTON ELEMENTARY

(Grades 1-6)

710 Ralston Rd.,

Machesney Park, IL 61115

Phone:  815-654-4505

Fax 815-654-4572

Principal:  Scott Rollinson

Assistant Principal:   Holly Perino

ROCK CUT ELEMENTARY

(Grades 1-6)

7944 Forest Hills Rd.,

Loves Park, IL 61111

Phone:  815-654-4506

Fax:  815-654-4574

Principal:  Ryan Reinecke

Assistant Principal:  Gloria Martinez

ELL/Bilingual Coordinator:  Ana Luisa Dominguez

WINDSOR ELEMENTARY

(Grades 1-6)

935 Windsor Rd.,

Loves Park, IL 61111

Phone:  815-654-4507

Fax:  815-654-4585

Principal:  Melissa Yuska

Assistant Principal:  Kasie Kosinski

SECTION THREE -  BOARD OF EDUCATION

President

Term Expires:  April 2023

Michael Sterling

Michael.sterling@harlem122.org

Vice President

Term Expires:  April 2023

Jill Berogan

Jill.berogan@harlem122.org

Secretary

Term Expires:  April 2025

Evelyn Meeks

evelyn.meeks@harlem122.org

Board member

Term Expires:  April 2023

Sue Berogan

sue.berogan@harlem122.org

Board member

Term Expires:  April 2025

Larry Smith

larry.d.smith@harlem122.org

Board member

Term Expires:  April 2025

Kurt Thompson

kurt.thompson@harlem122.org

Board member

Vacant  Term Expires:  April 2023

Sharon Ranieri

sharon.ranieri@harlem122.org

2:240
Board Policy Development

SECTION FOUR - DISTRICT-WIDE OPERATIONAL POLICIES/ PARENTAL RIGHT TO INFORMATION/STUDENT RECORDS/STUDENT RIGHTS/ and GENERAL INFORMATION

Volunteers

Volunteers are one of our most valuable resources so please register to help.  To ensure student safety, District Policy requires that each volunteer complete a registration form.  The forms are available in the school office.

When Students Do Not Arrive Home When Expected

Students should leave school grounds immediately unless they are participating in after-school activities.  From time to time, children do not arrive home from school when they are expected.  Please discuss with your child the importance of calling home if they are being detained at school or if they decide to stop at a friend’s house.  If your child does not arrive home when expected, please do the following:

Bus riders should call the Transportation Department at 1-815-654-4639.  The dispatcher will be able to speak with the bus driver and will have information pertaining to delayed routes.


Walkers should call the Administration Center at 1-815-654-4500 and the receptionist will transfer you to your child’s school.  The principal or secretary will try to speak with your child’s teacher to gather any information he/she might have. While they are doing this, call homes of your child’s friends.  Call the police if you feel it is necessary.  Notify the school office immediately when your child is located.

YMCA Kids’ Time

All elementary schools offer YMCA Kids’ Time for before and after school supervision at specific locations.  All fee arrangements are made through the YMCA with the site coordinator.

Lost or Damaged Textbooks or Technology Devices

Students are loaned textbooks and/or technology devices with specific identification numbers.  It is the student’s responsibility to care for these items.  Lost or severely damaged textbooks, library books or technology devices will require full payment of replacement costs.

Lost and Found

Please mark all of your child’s belongings so when items are lost we will know who they belong to.  Please check our lost and found immediately if your child has lost something.  Unclaimed items will be given to charitable organizations at the end of the school year.

Telephone Usage

Students may use the office phone in the event of an emergency.  Emergency calls might be made for the following reasons:  calling to inform parents that they have to stay after school and calls related to our school assertive discipline program.  Students may not use the phone to call home to request permission to go to another student’s home.  Please stress the importance of being responsible and organized before your child leaves for school, so he/she will remember homework, lunch money, etc.

Excusing Elementary Student from Lunch Recess

Students receive 40 minutes lunch/recess as part of their lunch time.  Have your children dress appropriately for outside activity.  The general rule for cancelling outdoor recess is visible lightning, rain, or temperatures/wind chill factor below 10 degrees Fahrenheit or a heat index above 95 degrees Fahrenheit.  All reasonable written requests from parents for their child to be excused from outside recess will be accepted but must be signed by the office.  After three days of being excused, a doctor’s note must be presented to the school.  Without a doctor’s written excuse, your child will be expected to go outside for recess.

Asbestos Management Plan

In 1986, Congress passed the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA). This law requires all schools, kindergarten through twelfth grade to be inspected for asbestos-containing building material and subsequently to develop a management plan. Our District management plan is available for your review in the District Office with a plan for each school available in each school’s administrative office.


Our maintenance and custodial people have received training to enable them to conduct their routine activities around asbestos-containing material. Our systematic schedule of monitoring, employee training, record keeping and periodic re-inspections is an ongoing process.


Although asbestos-containing materials located in our facilities are monitored, a comprehensive periodic inspection is performed to determine and record any changes that may have occurred in the condition of the material. Documentation on these inspections can also be found in the management plan available in each building office.

 7:10
Equal Educational Opportunities

2:250
Access to District Public Records


2:250-E-2
Exhibit - Immediately Available District Public Records and Web-Posted Reports and Records


6:60-AP

Administrative Procedure - Comprehensive Health Education Program

6:60-E

Exhibit - Notice to Parents/Guardians of Students Enrolled in Family Life and Sex Education Classes

6:20
School Year Calendar and Day

6:30

Organization of Instruction

7:15

Student and Family Privacy Rights

7:15-E

Exhibit - Notification to Parents of Family Privacy Rights

7:130
Student Rights and Responsibilities

8:20
Community Use of School Facilities

2:260
Uniform Grievance Procedure

2:265
Title IX Sexual Harassment Grievance Procedure

7:315-AP

Restrictions on Publications - High Schools

7:340

Student Records

7:340-E-1

Notice to Parents/Guardians and Students of Their Rights Concerning a Student's School Records        

7:340-E2
Using a Photograph or Videotape of a Student
 _        

7:340-AP1-E3 

Letter to Parents and Eligible Students Concerning Military Recruiters and Postsecondary Institutions Receiving Student Directory Information

7:340-AP1,E4

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Military Recruiter Access to Students and Student Information        

7:340-E5 

Request For Special Education Records

7:140

Search and Seizure for School Grounds and Lockers, Student Accounts or Profiles on Social Networking Websites

7:140-E

Exhibit - Letter to Parents/Guardians Regarding the Right to Privacy in the School Setting Act

7:180

Prevention of and Response to Bullying, Intimidation, and Harassment

7:180-AP-1-E-4

Exhibit - Memo to Parents/Guardians Regarding Bullying


7:185

Teen Dating Violence Prohibited

7:185-E

Exhibit - Memo to Parents/Guardians Regarding Teen Dating Violence

SECTION FIVE - ADMISSIONS & REGISTRATION

7:50

Age [Elementary or Unit Districts only]

7:50-AP

Administrative Procedure - School Admissions and Student Transfers To and From Non-District Schools

 7:60
Residence

7:60-AP-1
Administrative Procedure - Challenging a Student's Residence Status

7:60-AP-2

Administrative Procedure - Establishing Student Residency

7:60-AP-2-E-1

Exhibit - Letter of Residence from Landlord in Lieu of Lease

7:60-AP-2-E-2

Exhibit - Letters of Residence when the Person Seeking to Enroll a Student is Living with a District Resident

7:60-AP-2-E-3

Exhibit - Evidence of Non-Parent's Custody, Control, and Responsibility of a Student

7:90
Release During School Hours

6:140

Education of Homeless Children

 
6:140-AP
Administrative Procedure - Education of Homeless Children

8:70
Accommodating Individuals With Disabilities

6:110

Programs for Students At Risk of Academic Failure and/or Dropping Out of School and Graduation Incentives Program

SECTION SIX - STUDENT FEES & MEAL INFORMATION/FREE AND REDUCED WAIVERS

4:130

Free And Reduced-Price Food Services Notice

4:140
Waiver of Student Fees

APPLICATION FOR FEE WAIVER, APPEAL AND RESPONSE TO APPEAL

A new meal application is required each school year. Families may complete a family application for all students in their household. You may apply anytime during the school year if your income changes. Application results will be mailed. Please call 654-4500 ext. 1026 (Food & Nutrition Services) if you do not receive a notice for each student in your household. Applications are available online as of July 1 of each year at ,www.lunchapp.com 

or paper applications are available at each school or the Harlem Parent Resource Center, 8605 N. Second St., Machesney Park, IL.

4:140-AP

Administrative Procedure - Fines, Fees, and Charges - Waiver of Student Fees

4:140-E-1

Appeal for Fee Waiver

4:140-E-2

Response to Application for Fee Waiver, Appeal, and Response to Appeal

SECTION SEVEN - TRANSPORTATION/BUS SAFETY/DISCIPLINE

4:110

Transportation

4:110-AP-3

School Bus Safety Rules

4:110-E
Exhibit - Emergency Medical Information for Students Having Special Needs or Medical Conditions Who Ride School Buses
 

4:170-AP3

Administrative Procedure - School Bus Safety Rules


7:220
Bus Conduct

7:220-AP

Electronic Recordings on School Buses

SECTION EIGHT - STUDENT ATTENDANCE/ABSENCES/DRESS CODE

7:70
Attendance and Truancy

7:80
Release Time for Religious Instruction

SECTION NINE - STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES & HEALTH AND WELLNESS

6:50

School Wellness

6:120-AP-4

7:250

Student Support Services

7:250-AP-1
Administrative Procedure - Measures to Control the Spread of Head Lice at Schoo
l

7:250-AP-2

Administrative Procedure - Protocol for Responding to Students with Social, Emotional, or Mental Health Problems

7:250-E

Exhibit - Head Lice Notification Letter

7:100
Health, Eye, and Dental Examinations; Immunizations; and Exclusion of Students

7:280
Communicable and Chronic Infectious Disease

A student with or carrying a communicable and/or chronic infectious disease has all rights, privileges, and services provided by law and the School Board’s policies. The Superintendent will develop procedures to safeguard these rights while managing health and safety concerns.

7:280-AP

Administrative Procedure - Managing Students with Communicable or Infectious Diseases

7:280-E-2

Exhibit - Reporting and Exclusion Requirements for Common Communicable Diseases

7:280-E-3
Exhibit - Prevention of Staphylococcal Infections for Schools

Dietary Meal Modifications
 

Families requiring dietary meal modifications for their student(s) need to complete a form available from the school nurse. A new form is not required each year if there are no changes to an existing one on file - sent to Jill and Jen to see if necessary.

7:285

Food Allergy

7:285-AP

Administrative Procedure - Implementing a Food Allergy Management Program

6:150
Home and Hospital Instruction

7:270

Administering Medicines to Students

7:270-AP

Administrative Procedure - Dispensing Medication

Administering Medicines to Students

7:270-E

Exhibit - School Medication Authorization Form

4:190

Targeted School Violence Prevention Program

4:190-AP-2

Threat Assessment Team (TAT)

4:170-AP-7-E-3

Exhibit - Memo to Parents and Staff Regarding Targeted School Violence Prevention and Threat Assessment Education

SECTION TEN - TEACHER QUALIFICATIONS

5:190

Teacher Qualifications

5:190-E

Exhibit - Notice to Parents of Their Right to Request Their Child’s Classroom Teachers’ Qualifications

5:190-E-2

Exhibit - Notice to Parents When Their Child Is Assigned To or Has Been Taught for at Least Four Straight Weeks By a Teacher Who Does Not Meet Applicable State Certification/Licensure Requirements

5:190-E-3

Exhibit - Letter to Teacher Who Does Not Meet Applicable State Certification/Licensure Requirements for the Grade Level and Subject Area of Assignment -

SECTION ELEVEN - SCHOOL AND STUDENT SAFETY/VOLUNTEER & VISITOR INFORMATION

4:160-AP

Administrative Procedure - Environmental Quality of Buildings and Grounds

4:170

Safety

4:170-AP-5

Administrative Procedure - Unsafe School Choice Option

4:170-AP-1

Administrative Procedure - Comprehensive Safety and Security Plan

4:170-AP-1-E-1 

Exhibit - Visitor Accident or Injury Form

4:170-AP-6-E-1

Exhibit - School Staff AED Notification Letter

4:170-AP-2-E-2

Exhibit - Letter to Parents/Guardians Regarding the Dangers of Underage Drinking

4:170-AP-2-E-3

Exhibit - Letter to Parents/Guardians About Disruptive Social Media Apps; Dangers

4:170-AP-6-E-24:1756:235

Administrative Procedure - Notification to Staff and Parents/Guardians of CPR and AED Video

4:170-AP-7-E-3
Administrative Procedure - Letter to Parents and Staff regarding Targeted School Violence Prevention and Threat Assessment Education

7:130
Students Rights and Responsibilities

7:140

Search and Seizure

 7:140-E

Exhibit - Letter to Parents/Guardians Regarding the Right to Privacy in the School Setting Act

7:190-AP6

Exhibit - Letter to Parents/Guardians About Preventing and Reducing Incidences of Sexting

 

7:20
Harassment of Students Prohibited

4:175

Convicted Child Sex Offender; Screening; Notifications

4:175-AP-1

Administrative Procedure - Criminal Offender Notification Laws; Screening

4:175-AP-1-E-1

Exhibit - Informing Parents/Guardians About Offender Community Notification Laws

8:30

Visitors To and Conduct On School Property

8:95-E-1

Exhibit - Letter Notifying Parents/Guardians of School Visitation Rights

8:95-E-2

Exhibit - Verification of School Visitation

4:170-AP-2-E-4

Exhibit - Letter to Parents/Guardians about Preventing and Reducing Instances of Sexting

SECTION TWELVE - CURRICULUM, PROGRAMMING, GRADING, GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS/ FIELD TRIPS, STUDENT PROGRESS/ASSESSMENTS, LIBRARY MATERIALS

6:60

Curriculum Content

6:60-AP

Administrative Procedure - Comprehensive Health Education Program

6:60-E

Parental Objections to Sex Education, Family Life Instruction, and Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Notice to Parents of Students Enrolled in Family Life and Sex Education Classes

6:231

6:231-AP

6:231-AP-2

6:231-E

6:232

6:232-E-1

6:232-E-2

6:310

Adaptive physical education program exemption

High School Credit for Non-District Experiences; Course Substitutions; Re-Entering Students

6:100

Using Animals at School

6:100-E

Exhibit - Student Permission for Exposure to Animals(s)

6:135
Accelerated Placement Program

6:290
Homework Policy

6:240

Field Trips

6:240-AP

Administrative Procedure - Field Trip Guidelines


6:280
Grading and Promotion

6:280-AP

Administrative Procedure - Evaluating and Reporting Student Achievement

6:300

Graduation Requirements

6:300-AP

Administrative Procedure - Physical Education Exemptions and Alternatives

6:300-E-1

Exhibit - Application for a Diploma for Veterans of WW II, the Korean Conflict, or the Vietnam Conflict

6:300-E-3
Exhibit - State Law Graduation Requirements

6:310
High School Credit for Non-District Experiences; Course Substitutions; Re-Entering Students

6:210
Instructional Materials


7:310
Publications of Non-School Sponsored Events - Elementary

7:315
Restrictions on Publications; High Schools

7:310-AP

Administrative Procedure - Guidelines for Student Distribution of Non-School Sponsored Publications

School Accountability

Testing
The state accountability assessment, the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) will be administered at a To Be Determined date.  The SAT will be administered to all Juniors on April 14th, 2020.  The Illinois Science Assessment (ISA) will be administered the 5th grade, 8th grade, and biology students at a To Be Determined date.  The PSAT for 8th – 10th grade students will be administered April 14th – 16th.  
6:340 
Student Testing and Assessment Program

6:110 
Programs for Students At Risk of Academic Failure and/or Dropping Out of School and Graduation Incentives Program


6:160

English Learners Program

SECTION THIRTEEN - TITLE 1 SCHOOLS

6:170

Title I Programs

6:170-AP

Administrative Procedure - to Ensure Comparable Service to Title I Project Schools

6:170-AP-1

Administrative Procedure - Checklist for Development, Implementation, and Maintenance of Parent and Family Engagement Compacts for Title I Programs

6:170-AP-1-E-1

Exhibit - District-Level Parent and Family Engagement Compact

6:170-AP-1-E-2

Administrative Procedure - E2 Exhibit School-Level Parental Involvement Compact

6:170-AP-2

Administrative Procedure - Notice to Parents Required by Elementary and Secondary Education Act, McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, and Protection of Pupil Rights Act

SECTION FOURTEEN - STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Students Enrolled in Private Schools

Harlem School District #122 shall consult annually with representatives from the private schools to determine:  which children will receive services, the special education and related services to be provided, where the services will be delivered, how the services will be provided and how the services will be evaluated.

6:120 
Education of Children with Disabilities

6:120-AP-1
Administrative Procedure - Special Education Procedures Assuring the Implementation of Comprehensive Programming for Children with Disabilities

6:120-AP-1-E-1

Exhibit - Notice to Parents/Guardians Regarding Section 504 Rights

7:230

Misconduct by Students with Disabilities

SECTION FIFTEEN - ATHLETICS AND CO-CURRICULAR/ & TARGET POLICY

7:240

7:240-AP-1

Conduct Code for Extracurricular Activities

6:190

Extracurricular and Co-Curricular Activities

6:190-AP

Administrative Procedure - Academic Eligibility for Participation in Extracurricular Activities

 7:305
Student Athlete Concussions and Head Injuries

7:305-AP

Administrative Procedure - Program for Managing Student Athlete Concussions and Head Injuries

7:305-E-1

Exhibit - Concussion Information Sheet

District Target Policy for ALL athletes can be accessed at https://harlemhuskiesathletics.com

SECTION SIXTEEN - INTERNET & TECHNOLOGY

6:235

Access to Electronic Networks

6:235-AP-1

Administrative Procedure - Acceptable Use of the District’s Electronic Networks

6:235-AP-1-E-2

Exhibit - Staff Authorization for Access to the District’s Electronic Networks

7:345-AP-E-2

Technology Student Data Privacy - Notice to Parents About Education Technology Vendors

1:1 STUDENT DEVICE CARE PLAN

The Harlem School District is providing each student with the opportunity to check out a Chromebook.  Students are expected to maintain a level of responsible use with the devices that support the mission and purpose of the program.  The following is a list of expected responsible behaviors for students to engage in when using their device.

Responsible Use Expectations

General Use Practices

The use of an HSD122 Chromebook is a privilege, not a right.  HSD122 reserves the right to discipline, assess fees, and/or revoke access to the devices as deemed necessary for any action in violation of this Responsible Use Policy or violation of the district’s Acceptable Use Policy.

HSD122 Device Replacement

All technology materials, including but not limited to Chromebooks, issued to students during the school year are property of HSD122 and are checked periodically for damages.  If a device is lost or damaged to the point it cannot be reused or repaired, the student will be responsible for the replacement cost.

SECTION SEVENTEEN - ALL STUDENTS - STUDENT CONDUCT & BEHAVIOR EXPECTATIONS

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Student Appearance

Student dress has an effect on the learning environment.   Students who wear clothing deemed inappropriate by school policy will be asked to change into appropriate clothes for the day.  Non-compliance with the dress code will result in a disciplinary consequence.  

The administration will make the final judgment on the appropriateness of clothing and/or appearance and reserves the right to prohibit students from wearing any articles of clothing or other items which lead to or may foreseeably result in the disruption of or interference with the school environment.  In the event the administration determines a student’s dress is inappropriate for school in accordance with this policy, the administration will either require the student to change, request that the student be placed in ISS until a change of clothing is available or for the remainder of the school day.  Students will also be informed not to wear the garment to school again.

Aggressive Behavior

Parents/ Guardians will be notified when their child engages in aggressive behavior.  The school will create an early intervention plan.

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(PLEASE CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE POLICY as text below may become outdated throughout the school year)

Student Behavior

When and Where Conduct Rules Apply

A student is subject to disciplinary action for engaging in prohibited student conduct, as described in the section with that name below, whenever the student’s conduct is reasonably related to school or school activities, including, but not limited to:

1. On, or within sight of, school grounds before, during, or after school hours or at any time;

2. Off school grounds at a school-sponsored activity or event, or any activity or event that bears a reasonable relationship to school;

3. Traveling to or from school or a school activity, function, or event; or

4. Anywhere, if the conduct interferes with, disrupts, or adversely affects the school environment, school operations, or an educational function, including, but not limited to, conduct that may reasonably be considered to: (a) be a threat or an attempted intimidation of a staff member; or (b) endanger the health or safety of students, staff, or school property.


Prohibited Student Conduct

The school administration is authorized to discipline students for gross disobedience or misconduct, including but not limited to:

1. Using, possessing, distributing, purchasing, or selling tobacco or nicotine materials, including without limitation, electronic cigarettes.

2. Using, possessing, distributing, purchasing, or selling alcoholic beverages. Students who are under the influence of an alcoholic beverage are not permitted to attend school or school functions and are treated as though they had alcohol in their possession.

3. Using, possessing, distributing, purchasing, selling, or offering for sale:

a. Any illegal drug or controlled substance, or cannabis (including medical cannabis, marijuana, and hashish).

b. Any anabolic steroid unless it is being administered in accordance with a physician’s or licensed practitioner’s prescription.

c. Any performance-enhancing substance on the Illinois High School Association’s most current banned substance list unless administered in accordance with a physician’s or licensed practitioner’s prescription.

d. Any prescription drug when not prescribed for the student by a physician or licensed practitioner, or when used in a manner inconsistent with the prescription or prescribing physician’s or licensed practitioner’s instructions. The use or possession of medical cannabis, even by a student for whom medical cannabis has been prescribed, is prohibited.

e. Any inhalant, regardless of whether it contains an illegal drug or controlled substance: (a) that a student believes is, or represents to be capable of, causing intoxication, hallucination, excitement, or dulling of the brain or nervous system; or (b) about which the student engaged in behavior that would lead a reasonable person to believe that the student intended the inhalant to cause intoxication, hallucination, excitement, or dulling of the brain or nervous system. The prohibition in this section does not apply to a student’s use of asthma or other legally prescribed inhalant medications.

f. Any substance inhaled, injected, smoked, consumed, or otherwise ingested or absorbed with the intention of causing a physiological or psychological change in the body, including without limitation, pure caffeine in tablet or powdered form.

g. “Look-alike” or counterfeit drugs, including a substance that is not prohibited by this policy, but one: (a) that a student believes to be, or represents to be, an illegal drug, controlled substance, or other substance that is prohibited by this policy; or (b) about which a student engaged in behavior that would lead a reasonable person to believe that the student expressly or impliedly represented to be an illegal drug, controlled substance, or other substance that is prohibited by this policy.

h. Drug paraphernalia, including devices that are or can be used to: (a) ingest, inhale, or inject cannabis or controlled substances into the body; and (b) grow, process, store, or conceal cannabis or controlled substances.

i.  Any tobacco based paraphernalia.

Students who are under the influence of any prohibited substance are not permitted to attend school or school functions and are treated as though they had the prohibited substance, as applicable, in their possession.

4. Using, possessing, controlling, or transferring a “weapon” as that term is defined in the Weapons section of this policy, or violating the Weapons section of this policy.

5. Using or possessing an electronic paging device. Using a cellular telephone, video recording device, personal digital assistant (PDA), or other electronic device in any manner that disrupts the educational environment or violates the rights of others, including using the device to take photographs in locker rooms or bathrooms, cheat, or otherwise violate student conduct rules. Prohibited conduct specifically includes, without limitation, creating, sending, sharing, viewing, receiving, or possessing an indecent visual depiction of oneself or another person through the use of a computer, electronic communication device, or cellular phone. Unless otherwise banned under this policy or by the Building Principal, all electronic devices must be kept powered-off and out-of-sight during the regular school day unless: (a) the supervising teacher grants permission; (b) use of the device is provided in a student’s individualized education program (IEP); (c) it is used during the student’s lunch period, or (d) it is needed in an emergency that threatens the safety of students, staff, or other individuals.

6. Using or possessing a laser pointer unless under a staff member’s direct supervision and in the context of instruction.

7. Disobeying rules of student conduct or directives from staff members or school officials. Examples of disobeying staff directives include refusing a District staff member’s request to stop, present school identification, or submit to a search.

8. Engaging in academic dishonesty, including cheating, intentionally plagiarizing, wrongfully giving or receiving help during an academic examination, altering report cards, and wrongfully obtaining test copies or scores.

9. Engaging in hazing or any kind of bullying or aggressive behavior that does physical or psychological harm to a staff person or another student, or urging other students to engage in such conduct. Prohibited conduct specifically includes, without limitation, any use of violence, intimidation, force, noise, coercion, threats, stalking, harassment, sexual harassment, public humiliation, theft or destruction of property, retaliation, hazing, bullying, bullying using a school computer or a school computer network, or other comparable conduct.

10. Engaging in any sexual activity, including without limitation, offensive touching, sexual harassment, indecent exposure (including mooning), and sexual assault. This does not include the non-disruptive: (a) expression of gender or sexual orientation or preference, or (b) display of affection during non-instructional time.

11. Teen dating violence, as described in Board policy 7:185, Teen Dating Violence Prohibited.

12. Causing or attempting to cause damage to, or stealing or attempting to steal, school property or another person’s personal property.

13. Entering school property or a school facility without proper authorization.

14. In the absence of a reasonable belief that an emergency exists, calling emergency responders (such as calling 911); signaling or setting off alarms or signals indicating the presence of an emergency; or indicating the presence of a bomb or explosive device on school grounds, school bus, or at any school activity.

15. Being absent without a recognized excuse; State law and School Board policy regarding truancy control will be used with chronic and habitual truants.

16. Being involved with any public school fraternity, sorority, or secret society, by: (a) being a member; (b) promising to join; (c) pledging to become a member; or (d) soliciting any other person to join, promise to join, or be pledged to become a member.

17. Being involved in gangs or gang-related activities, including displaying gang symbols or paraphernalia.

18. Violating any criminal law, including but not limited to, assault, battery, arson, theft, gambling,

eavesdropping, vandalism, and hazing.

19. Making an explicit threat on an Internet website against a school employee, a student, or any school-related personnel if the Internet website through which the threat was made is a site that was accessible within the school at the time the threat was made or was available to third parties who worked or studied within the school grounds at the time the threat was made, and the threat could be reasonably interpreted as threatening to the safety and security of the threatened individual because of his or her duties or employment status or status as a student inside the school.

20. Operating an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) or drone for any purpose on school grounds or at any school event unless granted permission by the Superintendent or designee.

21. Engaging in any activity, on or off campus, that interferes with, disrupts, or adversely affects the school environment, school operations, or an educational function, including but not limited to, conduct that may reasonably be considered to: (a) be a threat or an attempted intimidation of a staff member; or (b) endanger the health or safety of students, staff, or school property.

For purposes of this policy, the term “possession” includes having control, custody, or care, currently or in the past, of an object or substance, including situations in which the item is: (a) on the student’s person; (b) contained in another item belonging to, or under the control of, the student, such as in the student’s clothing, backpack, or automobile; (c) in a school’s student locker, desk, or other school property; or (d) at any location on school property or at a school-sponsored event.

Efforts, including the use of positive interventions and supports, shall be made to deter students, while at school or a school-related event, from engaging in aggressive behavior that may reasonably produce physical or psychological harm to someone else. The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that the parent/guardian of a student who engages in aggressive behavior is notified of the incident. The failure to provide such notification does not limit the Board’s authority to impose discipline, including suspension or expulsion, for such behavior.

No disciplinary action shall be taken against any student that is based totally or in part on the refusal of the student’s parent/guardian to administer or consent to the administration of psychotropic or psychostimulant medication to the student.

Disciplinary Measures

School officials shall limit the number and duration of expulsions and out-of-school suspensions to the greatest extent practicable, and, where practicable and reasonable, shall consider forms of non-exclusionary discipline before using out-of-school suspensions or expulsions. School personnel shall not advise or encourage students to drop out voluntarily due to behavioral or academic difficulties. Potential disciplinary measures include, without limitation, any of the following:

1. Notifying parent(s)/guardian(s).

2. Disciplinary conference.

3. Withholding of privileges.

4. Temporary removal from the classroom.

5. Return of property or restitution for lost, stolen, or damaged property.

6. In-school suspension. The Building Principal or designee shall ensure that the student is properly supervised.

7. After-school study or Saturday study provided the student’s parent/guardian has been notified. If transportation arrangements cannot be agreed upon, an alternative disciplinary measure must be used. The student must be supervised by the detaining teacher or the Building Principal or designee.

8. Community service with local public and nonprofit agencies that enhances community efforts to meet human, educational, environmental, or public safety needs. The District will not provide transportation. School administration shall use this option only as an alternative to another disciplinary measure, giving the student and/or parent/guardian the choice.

9. Seizure of contraband; confiscation and temporary retention of personal property that was used to violate this policy or school disciplinary rules.

10. Suspension of bus riding privileges in accordance with Board policy 7:220, Bus Conduct.

11. Out-of-school suspension from school and all school activities in accordance with Board policy 7:200, Suspension Procedures. A student who has been suspended may also be restricted from being on school grounds and at school activities.

12. Expulsion from school and all school activities for a definite time period not to exceed 2 calendar years in accordance with Board policy 7:210, Expulsion Procedures. A student who has been expelled may also be restricted from being on school grounds and at school activities.

13. Transfer to an alternative program if the student is expelled or otherwise qualifies for the transfer under State law. The transfer shall be in the manner provided in Article 13A or 13B of the School Code.

14. Notifying juvenile authorities or other law enforcement whenever the conduct involves criminal activity, including but not limited to, illegal drugs (controlled substances), “look-alikes,” alcohol, or weapons or in other circumstances as authorized by the reciprocal reporting agreement between the District and local law enforcement agencies.

The above list of disciplinary measures is a range of options that will not always be applicable in every case. In some circumstances, it may not be possible to avoid suspending or expelling a student because behavioral interventions, other than a suspension and expulsion, will not be appropriate and available, and the only reasonable and practical way to resolve the threat and/or address the disruption is a suspension or expulsion.

Corporal punishment is prohibited. Corporal punishment is defined as slapping, paddling, or prolonged maintenance of students in physically painful positions, or intentional infliction of bodily harm. Corporal punishment does not include reasonable force as needed to maintain safety for students, staff, or other persons, or for the purpose of self-defense or defense of property.

Weapons

A student who is determined to have brought one of the following objects to school, any school-sponsored activity or event, or any activity or event that bears a reasonable relationship to school shall be expelled for a period of at least one calendar year but not more than two calendar years:

1. A firearm, meaning any gun, rifle, shotgun, or weapon as defined by Section 921 of Title 18 of the United States Code (18 U.S.C. § 921), firearm as defined in Section 1.1 of the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act (430 ILCS 65/), or firearm as defined in Section 24-1 of the Criminal Code of 1961 (720 ILCS 5/24-1).

2. A knife, brass knuckles, or other knuckle weapon regardless of its composition, a billy club, or any other object if used or attempted to be used to cause bodily harm, including “look alikes” of any firearm as defined above.

The expulsion requirement under either paragraph one or two above may be modified by the Superintendent, and the Superintendent’s determination may be modified by the Board on a case-by-case basis. The Superintendent or designee may grant an exception to this policy, upon the prior request of an adult supervisor, for students in theatre, cooking, ROTC, martial arts, and similar programs, whether or not school-sponsored, provided the item is not equipped, nor intended, to do bodily harm.

This policy’s prohibitions concerning weapons apply regardless of whether: (1) a student is licensed to carry a concealed firearm, or (2) the Board permits visitors, who are licensed to carry a concealed firearm, to store a firearm in a locked vehicle in a school parking area.

Re-Engagement of Returning Students

The Superintendent or designee shall maintain a process to facilitate the re-engagement of students who are returning from an out-of-school suspension, expulsion, or an alternative school setting. The goal of re-engagement shall be to support the student’s ability to be successful in school following a period of exclusionary discipline and shall include the opportunity for students who have been suspended to complete or make up work for equivalent academic credit.

Required Notices

A school staff member shall immediately notify the office of the Building Principal in the event that he or she: (1) observes any person in possession of a firearm on or around school grounds; however, such action may be delayed if immediate notice would endanger students under his or her supervision, (2) observes or has reason to suspect that any person on school grounds is or was involved in a drug-related incident, or (3) observes a battery committed against any staff member. Upon receiving such a report, the Building Principal or designee shall immediately notify the local law enforcement agency, State Police, and any involved student’s parent/guardian. “School grounds” includes modes of transportation to school activities and any public way within 1000 feet of the school, as well as school property itself.

Delegation of Authority

Each teacher, and any other school personnel when students are under his or her charge, is authorized to impose any disciplinary measure, other than suspension, expulsion, corporal punishment, or in-school suspension, that is appropriate and in accordance with the policies and rules on student discipline. Teachers, other certificated [licensed] educational employees, and other persons providing a related service for or with respect to a student, may use reasonable force as needed to maintain safety for other students, school personnel, or other persons, or for the purpose of self-defense or defense of property. Teachers may temporarily remove students from a classroom for disruptive behavior.

The Superintendent, Building Principal, Assistant Building Principal, or Dean of Students is authorized to impose the same disciplinary measures as teachers and may suspend students guilty of gross disobedience or misconduct from school (including all school functions) and from riding the school bus, up to ten consecutive school days, provided the appropriate procedures are followed. The Board may suspend a student from riding the bus in excess of ten school days for safety reasons.

Student Handbook

The Superintendent, with input from the parent-teacher advisory committee, shall prepare disciplinary rules implementing the District’s disciplinary policies. These disciplinary rules shall be presented annually to the Board for its review and approval.

A student handbook, including the District disciplinary policies and rules, shall be distributed to the students’ parents/guardians within 15 days of the beginning of the school year or a student’s enrollment.


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Prevention of and Response to Bullying, Intimidation, and Harassment

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Administrative Procedure - Be a Hero by Reporting Bullying and School Violence

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Administrative Procedure - Guidelines for Investigating Sexting Allegations

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Exhibit - Letter to Parents/Guardians About Preventing and Reducing Incidences of Sexting

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Exhibit - Letter to Parents/Guardians About Preventing and Reducing Incidences of Sexting

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Exhibit - Aggressive Behavior Reporting Letter and Form

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Suspension Procedures

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Expulsion Procedures

Note:  If the Board decides to expel a student, its written decision will provide that continued presence of the student has been determined to be a threat to the safety of other students, staff or members of the school community, or would disrupt, interfere with or impede the operation of the school.  Also the Board’s decision will include a description of other appropriate disciplinary interventions attempted prior to the suspension or that no other interventions are appropriate and a rationale for the length of the expulsion.

SECTION EIGHTEEN - ELEMENTARY CONDUCT & BEHAVIOR CODE AND DEFINITIONS

District Elementary Discipline Guidelines

Discipline Beliefs

This discipline code is designed to explain the expectations, rights and responsibilities of students, parents, teachers and other school personnel. Members of the Harlem School District community are entitled to a safe, orderly environment in which to learn and work.  To that end, Harlem School District staff shares with parents and students the responsibility for conduct while attending school.  When discipline is needed, the intent will be to teach or guide the student toward acceptable behavior.  While praise, encouragement, rewards and other positive measures will be used extensively, discipline may also include detention, parent notification, conferences, removal from class, suspension, expulsion and other appropriate measures.

Fair and equitable discipline is intended to protect the rights of all persons in matters relating to the school.  Should corrective measures be necessary, the following will be considered:  the frequency, intensity, and length of the behavior, the maturation, history, limitations, and disposition of the child, the circumstances of the situation, the effect on the welfare of the school community, the district, state, and federal mandates, and the perceived influence on promoting student self-discipline.  It is the intention to minimize out of school suspensions and expulsions.

Elementary Code of Conduct

Students, parents, and staff are part of the school community and are to follow the expectations below:  act in a way that promotes a safe, orderly learning environment, respect and support others, their rights, their property and their cultural differences, accept responsibility for your education and your actions. Follow directions and rules from authorities the first time, be a contributing member of the school community, never do anything to physically or verbally hurt someone.

Grounds for disciplinary action apply whenever the student’s conduct is reasonably related to school, including:

On school grounds

Rights of Students:

  • To have a safe, orderly school
  • To be given the opportunity to be heard
  • To receive an education without disruption
  • To discuss educational concerns with teachers and other school staff
  • To be informed of student responsibilities, rights and discipline policies
  • To receive fair and equitable treatment without discrimination
  • To be treated with respect
  • To receive a quality education
  • To be academically challenged
  • To be transported in a safe manner

Expectations for Students:

  • To resolve problems and concerns in a respectful way
  • To be a good citizen
  • To recognize when personal actions are interfering with the rights, personal space, feelings and property of others
  • To be respectful of cultural diversity
  • To develop a sense of responsibility for personal choices
  • To succeed in school by working to the best of one’s ability
  • To attend school regularly, arrive on time, and bring supplies
  • To follow discipline guidelines adopted by the class, school, and District
  • To ask for help when in need of assistance
  • To act in a courteous and responsible manner in all school related activities
  • To be an active learner

Rights of Parents:

  • To visit school in accordance with school and Board of Education policy 8.50 (Refer to Glossary)
  • To be informed and receive explanations of academic progress and behavior
  • To be consulted when decisions are made that affect one’s child
  • To request and be granted conferences with school personnel
  • To express feelings without being intimidated 
  • To expect school to be a safe place of learning
  • To expect cultural respect and understanding
  • To be treated respectfully
  • To be informed of the discipline code
  • To expect children to be academically challenged
  • To view student records in accordance with Board Policy 7.34R (Refer to Glossary)

Expectations for Parents:

  • To abide by the attendance policies and procedures
  • To communicate the expectation to succeed in school
  • To provide a regular place to do homework
  • To expose children to learning activities
  • To recognize children for effort, improvement, and achievement
  • To act in a courteous, respectful, and responsible manner
  • To act as partners with school staff for improving student learning and behavior
  • To assist children in learning how to make choices and deal with the consequences
  • To provide the school with accurate home and emergency phone numbers
  • To be respectful of cultural diversity
  • To be an active listener and learner
  • To inform school of change that may influence student behavior

Rights of Staff:

  • To be supported by other staff and parents/guardians
  • To work in a positive atmosphere for learning and teaching
  • To work in an atmosphere free from verbal or physical threats and abuse
  • To be respected and heard
  • To be provided with resources necessary to carry out responsibilities
  • To participate with parents, community, and staff in school decisions
  • To have a safe, orderly working environment

Expectations for Staff:

  • To academically challenge students
  • To establish and maintain an environment where all may learn
  • To recognize and make accommodations for students who have various learning needs
  • To respect the rights, dignity, and confidentiality of students, parents/guardians
  • To be pro-active toward resolving issues
  • To empower students to be personally responsible
  • To be culturally sensitive and respect cultural diversity
  • To act in a courteous and responsible manner
  • To be fair, equitable, and consistent
  • To be responsive to student needs
  • To be informed of the discipline code and procedures
  • To implement approved and accepted teaching and assessment practices
  • To initiate parent contact/support at the first occurrence of academic or behavior changes
  • To develop, communicate and enforce clear behavioral and learning expectations  

ELEMENTARY CONDUCT CODE AND INTERVENTIONS

Level 1 Behavior

The resolution of Level 1 behavior is primarily the responsibility of teachers, support personnel, and parents/guardians.   Administrative and parental assistance may be initiated without a formal referral.  Level 1 behavior includes, but are not limited to the following: 

Interventions

Interventions for Level 1 behaviors include but are not limited to the following: 

Documented evidence of persistent behaviors, appropriate interventions, and administrative dialogue and approval may move the matter to Level 2. 

Level 2 Behavior (Grade K-1)   (See separate Discipline Charts for Grades 2,3,4 and 5,6)

When a formal referral has been made, interventions are the responsibility of school-based administration, with assistance from teachers, support staff, and parents.  One or more interventions may be utilized.  Level 2 behaviors include, but are not limited to the following: 
 

 

Possession or use of alcohol or drugs may carry an intervention of a 5-day out of school suspension, to be reduced to 2 days if a student has a professional chemical dependency assessment at an approved agency.

Interventions

Interventions for Level 2 behaviors include but are not limited to the following: 

Level 3 Behavior

These interventions are the responsibility of school-based administration and central office personnel, with assistance from teachers, support staff and parents.  One or more interventions may be utilized.  A referral to the Building Diagnostic Team will be made by the principal in addition to any of the interventions listed below.  Board of Education action may also be necessary Level 3 behaviors include, but are not limited to the following: 

Interventions

Interventions for Level 3 behaviors include but are not limited to the following:

ELEMENTARY CONDUCT/DISCIPLINE CODE INTERVENTIONS

(Board approved 2/27/17)

Note: Consequences listed in each category are subject to administrator’s discretion. Other consequences could be implemented based on frequency, and/or individual student circumstances (*). For all Level 2 Referrals, parent(s)/guardians will be contacted by phone in addition to referral being mailed home.  Possession or use of alcohol or drugs may carry an intervention of a 5-day out of school suspension, to be reduced to 2 days if a student has a professional chemical dependency assessment at an approved agency. Administrators may implement more than one consequence.

Level 2 Discipline –

Grades 2-4

Minor Violation

Major Violation

Severe Violation

Inappropriate Language/

Profanity/gestures to students or staff

LAN

LTS

*Parent/Guardian Conference

*Detention

*Withdrawal of privileges

*1-3 days ISS or OSS

*Parent Guardian Conference

*Parent/Guardian in-class

*Withdrawal of privileges

*3-5 days OSS

*1-3 days OSS

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/Counselor

*3-5 days OSS

Fight/Physical Aggression/Dangerous

FIT

BAT

PAF

PAO

PAS

PAW

DAN

*Parent/Guardian Conference

*Detention 1-3 days

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/ Counselor

*Withdrawal of privileges

*1-3 days ISS

*Parent/Guardian Conference and

Detention 3-5 days

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/ Counselor

*Withdrawal of privileges

*3-5  days ISS

*1-3 days OSS

*Parent/Guardian Conference and

Detention 5-10 days

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/ Counselor

*Withdrawal of privileges

*3-5 days ISS

*3-10 days OSS

* Recommendation for expulsion

Insubordination

INS

*Parent/guardian Conference

*Detention

*Parent/guardian in-class or at recess

*Removal from class

*Withdrawal of privileges

*Parent/guardian Conference

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/Counselor

*Detention 1-3 days

*Withdrawal of privileges

*Written or oral assignment

*Parent/guardian Conference

*1-3 days ISS or OSS

*Referral to MTSS or Diagnostic Team

Lying/Cheating/Forgery

LC

*Parent/guardian Conference

*Detention

*Parent/guardian in-class or at recess

*Removal from class

*Withdrawal of privileges

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/Counselor

*Parent/guardian Conference

*Detention 3-5 days

*Withdrawal of privileges

*Written or oral assignment

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/Counselor

*Parent/guardian Conference

*1-3 days ISS or OSS

Harassment/Bullying

HAD

HAF

HAG

HAO

HAR

HAS

*Parent/guardian conference

*Detention 1-3 days

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/ Counselor

*Withdrawal of privileges

*1-3 days ISS

*Parent/guardian conference

*Detention 3-5 days

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/ Counselor

*Withdrawal of privileges

*3-5 days ISS

*1-3 days OSS

*Parent/guardian Conference

*Detention 5-10 days

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/ Counselor

*Withdrawal of privileges

*3-10 days OSS

* Recommendation for expulsion

Threat

THF

THU

THR

THW

*Parent/guardian conference

*Detention 1-3 days

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/ Counselor

*Withdrawal of privileges

*1-3 days ISS

*Parent/guardian conference

*Detention 3-5 days

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/ Counselor

*Withdrawal of privileges

*3-5 days ISS

*1-3 days OSS

*Parent/guardian Conference

*Detention 5-10 days

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/ Counselor

*Withdrawal of privileges

*3-10 days OSS

* Recommendation for expulsion

Disruption

DIB

MDI

*Parent/guardian Conference

*Detention 1-3 days

*Removal from class

*Withdrawal of privileges

*1-3 days ISS

*Parent/guardian Conference

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/Counselor

*Detention 3-5 days

*Withdrawal of privileges

*3-5 days ISS

*Parent/guardian Conference

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/Counselor

*1-3 OSS

Truancy/Skipping Class

TRU

*Parent/guardian Conference

*Detention

*1 day ISS

*Possible referral to resource officer/ police

*Parent/guardian Conference

*1-3 days ISS or OSS

*Possible referral to resource officer/ police

*Parent/guardian Conference

*1-5 days ISS or OSS

*Referral to resource officer/police

Vandalism/
Destruction of Property

DSP

*Restitution

*Parent/guardian conference

*Detention

*Withdrawal of privileges

*Possible referral to resource/police officer

*Restitution

*Parent/guardian conference

*Detention

*1-2 days ISS/OSS

*Withdrawal of privileges

*Referral to resource/police officer

*Restitution

*Parent/guardian conference

*Referral to resource officer/police

*OSS administrator’s discretion

*Recommendation for expulsion

Note: Consequences listed in each category are subject to administrator’s discretion. Other consequences could be implemented based on frequency, and/or individual student circumstances (*). For all Level 2 Referrals, parent(s)/guardians will be contacted by phone in addition to referral being mailed home.  Possession or use of alcohol or drugs may carry an intervention of a 5-day out of school suspension, to be reduced to 2 days if a student has a professional chemical dependency assessment at an approved agency. Administrators may implement more than one consequence.

Level 2 Discipline –

Grades 2-4

Minor Violation

Major Violation

Severe Violation

Theft/Possession of Stolen Property

TWF

TPD

TWO

TWW

*Restitution

*Parent/guardian Conference

*Withdrawal of privileges

*Detention

*Possible referral to resource/police officer

*Restitution

*Parent/guardian conference

*Detention

*1-2 days ISS/OSS

*Withdrawal of privileges

*referral to resource/police officer

*Restitution

*Parent/guardian conference

*Referral to resource officer/police

*OSS administrator’s discretion

*Recommendation for expulsion

Technology Violation/Improper Use of Electronic Devices

TEC

*Parent/guardian Conference

*Withdrawal of privileges

*Detention

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/Counselor

*ISS- administrator’s discretion

*Parent/guardian Conference

*Withdrawal of privileges

*Detention 3-5 days

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/Counselor

*ISS – 3-5 days

*Parent/guardian Conference

*Withdrawal of privileges

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/Counselor

*OSS- administrator’s discretion

*Recommendation for expulsion

Public Display of affection

PDA

*Parent Conference

*Detention 1-2 days

*Withdrawal of privileges

*Parent Conference

*Detention 3-4 days

*Withdrawal of privileges

*ISS 1 day

*Parent Conference

*Detention 5 days

*Withdrawal of privileges

*ISS – 1-3 days

Inappropriate Location/Out of Bounds Area

NAA

*Parent/guardian Conference

*Detention

*Possible referral to police

*Withdrawal of privileges

*Parent/guardian Conference

*Detention 1-3 days

*ISS 1-3 days

*Possible referral to police

*Parent/guardian Conference

*Detention 3-5 days

*ISS 3-5 days

*Referral to police

Gang Affiliation

GAN

*Parent/guardian Conference

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/Counselor

*Detention 1-3 days

*Removal from class

*Withdrawal of privileges

*1-3 days ISS

*Parent/guardian Conference

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/Counselor

*Detention 3-5 days

*Withdrawal of privileges

*3-5 days ISS

*Parent/guardian Conference

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/Counselor

*1-3 OSS

*OSS – Administrator’s discretion
*Recommendation for expulsion

Drug/Alcohol violation or possession/distribution of combustibles

ALC

ALD

SMO

DRD

DRU

SMD

*Parent Conference

*Contact law enforcement

*Detention

*ISS/OSS

*Parent Conference

*Contact law enforcement

*Detention

*OSS

*Follow up to outside agency or authority

*Parent Conference

*Contact law enforcement

*Detention

*5-10 Days OSS

 *Follow up to outside agency or authority

*Recommendation for expulsion

Note: Consequences listed in each category are subject to administrator’s discretion. Other consequences could be implemented based on frequency, and/or individual student circumstances (*). For all Level 2 Referrals, parent(s)/guardians will be contacted by phone in addition to referral being mailed home.  Possession or use of alcohol or drugs may carry an intervention of a 5-day out of school suspension, to be reduced to 2 days if a student has a professional chemical dependency assessment at an approved agency. Administrators may implement more than one consequence.

Level 2 Discipline

Grades 2-4

Minor Violation

Major Violation

Severe Violation

Inciting Others to Act

INC

*Parent/Guardian Conference

*Detention 1-3 days

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/Counselor

*Withdrawal of privileges

*1-3 days ISS or OSS

*Develop behavior plan

*Parent/Guardian Conference and

Detention 3-5 days

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/Counselor

*Withdrawal of privileges

*3-5  days ISS or OSS

*Develop behavior plan

*Parent/Guardian Conference and

Detention 5-10 days

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/Counselor

*Withdrawal of privileges

*5-10 days OSS

*Recommendation for expulsion

Sexual Contact –

Non-consensual

SXC

*Parent/Guardian Conference

*Detention 1-3 days

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/Counselor

*Withdrawal of privileges

*1-3 days ISS or OSS

*Develop behavior plan

*Parent/Guardian Conference and

Detention 3-5 days

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/Counselor

*Withdrawal of privileges

*3-5  days ISS or OSS

*Develop behavior plan

*Parent/Guardian Conference and

Detention 5-10 days

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/Counselor

*Withdrawal of privileges

*5-10 days OSS

*Recommendation for expulsion

Arson

(Level 3 Behavior – Major)

FIR

*Parent Conference

*Contact law enforcement

*Detention

*OSS –Administrator’s discretion

*Follow up to outside agency or authority

*Recommendation for expulsion

Note: Consequences listed in each category are subject to administrator’s discretion. Other consequences could be implemented based on frequency, and/or individual student circumstances (*). For all Level 2 Referrals, parent(s)/guardians will be contacted by phone in addition to referral being mailed home.  Possession or use of alcohol or drugs may carry an Intervention of a 5-day out of school suspension, to be reduced to 2 days if a student has a professional chemical dependency assessment at an approved agency. Administrators may implement more than one consequence.

Level 2 Discipline –

Grades 5-6

Minor Violation

Major Violation

Severe Violation

Use/Possession of weapons/Dangerous objects/including look-alikes

PFE       WED    WES

WEL      WEF

WEM     WEO

WEA      NER

*Parent/guardian Conference

*w/o intent – 1-5 days  ISS

*w/intent 3-5 days  OSS

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/Counselor

*Parent/guardian Conference

*w/o intent – 3-8 days ISS

*w/intent 3-8 days  OSS

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/Counselor

*Parent/guardian Conference

*w/o intent – 8-10 days  ISS

*w/intent 8-10 days  OSS

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/Counselor

*Recommendation for expulsion

Inappropriate Language/

Profanity/gestures to students or staff

LAN

LTS

*Parent/Guardian Conference

*Detention

*Withdrawal of privileges

*1-3 days ISS or OSS

*Parent Guardian Conference

*Parent/Guardian in-class

*Withdrawal of privileges

*3-5 days OSS

* 1-3 days OSS

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/Counselor

*5-10 days OSS

 

Fight/Physical Aggression/Dangerous

FIT

BAT

PAF

PAO

PAS

PAW

DAN

*Parent/Guardian Conference

*Detention 1-3 days

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/Counselor

*Withdrawal of privileges

*1-3 days ISS or OSS

*Develop behavior plan

*Parent/Guardian Conference and

Detention 3-5 days

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/Counselor

*Withdrawal of privileges

*3-5  days ISS or OSS

*Develop behavior plan

*Parent/Guardian Conference and

Detention 5-10 days

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/Counselor

*Withdrawal of privileges

*3-5 days ISS

*5-10 days OSS

*Recommendation for expulsion

Insubordination

INS

        

*Parent/guardian Conference

*Detention

*Parent/guardian in-class or at recess

*Removal from class

*Withdrawal of privileges

*Parent/guardian Conference

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/Counselor

*Detention 3-5 days

*Withdrawal of privileges

*Written or oral assignment

*Parent/guardian Conference

*1-5 days ISS or OSS

*Referral to MTSS or Diagnostic Team

Lewd or Lascivious Behavior (LLB)

1-3 ISS

5-10 OSS

Consider for Expulsion

Referral to law enforcement

5-10 OSS

Consider for Expulsion

Referral to Law

Enforcement

10 OSS

Consider for Expulsion

Referral to Law Enforcement

Lying/Cheating/Forgery

LC

*Parent/guardian Conference

*Detention

*Parent/guardian in-class or at recess

*Removal from class

*Withdrawal of privileges

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/Counselor

*Parent/guardian Conference

*Detention 3-5 days

*Withdrawal of privileges

*Written or oral assignment

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/Counselor

*Parent/guardian Conference

*1-5 days ISS or OSS

Note: Consequences listed in each category are subject to administrator’s discretion. Other consequences could be implemented based on frequency, and/or individual student circumstances (*). For all Level 2 Referrals, parent(s)/guardians will be contacted by phone in addition to referral being mailed home.  Possession or use of alcohol or drugs may carry an Intervention of a 5-day out of school suspension, to be reduced to 2 days if a student has a professional chemical dependency assessment at an approved agency. Administrators may implement more than one consequence.

Level 2 Discipline

Grades 5-6

Minor Violation

Major Violation

Severe Violation

Harassment/Bullying

HAA

HAD

HAF

HAG

HAO

HAR

HAS

*Parent/guardian conference

*Detention 1-5 days

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/Counselor

*Withdrawal of privileges

*1-3 days ISS

*Parent/guardian conference

*Detention 3-8 days

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/Counselor

*Withdrawal of privileges

*3-5 days ISS

*3-5 days OSS

*Parent/guardian Conference

*Detention 5-10 days

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/Counselor

*Withdrawal of privileges

*5-10 days OSS

*Recommendation for expulsion

Threat

THF

THU

THR

THW

*Parent/guardian conference

*Detention 1-3 days

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/ Counselor

*Withdrawal of privileges

*1-3 days ISS

*Parent/guardian conference

*Detention 3-5 days

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/ Counselor

*Withdrawal of privileges

*3-5 days ISS

*1-3 days OSS

*Parent/guardian Conference

*Detention 5-10 days

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/ Counselor

*Withdrawal of privileges

*3-10 days OSS

* Recommendation for expulsion

Disruption

DIB

MDI

*Parent/guardian Conference

*Detention 1-5 days

*Removal from class

Withdrawal of privileges

*1-3 days ISS

*Parent/guardian Conference

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/Counselor

*Detention 3-8 days

*Withdrawal of privileges

*3-5 days ISS

*Parent/guardian Conference

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/Counselor

*1-3 OSS

Truancy/Skipping  Class

TRU

*Parent/guardian Conference

*Detention

*1 day ISS

* Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/Counselor

*possible referral to resource officer/ police

*Parent/guardian Conference

*1-3 days ISS or OSS

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/Counselor

*possible referral to resource officer/ police

*Parent/guardian Conference

*3-5 days ISS or OSS

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/Counselor

*Referral to resource officer/police

Note: Consequences listed in each category are subject to administrator’s discretion. Other consequences could be implemented based on frequency, and/or individual student circumstances (*). For all Level 2 Referrals, parent(s)/guardians will be contacted by phone in addition to referral being mailed home.  Possession or use of alcohol or drugs may carry an  intervention of a 5-day out of school suspension, to be reduced to 2 days if a student has a professional chemical dependency assessment at an approved agency. Administrators may implement more than one consequence.

Level 2 Discipline –

Grades 5-6

Minor Violation

Major Violation

Severe Violation

Vandalism/Destruction of Property

DSP

*Restitution

*Parent/guardian conference

*Detention

*1-2 days ISS or OSS

*Withdrawal of privileges

*Possible referral to resource/police officer

*Restitution

*Parent/guardian conference

*Detention

*3-5 days ISS/OSS

*Withdrawal of privileges

*Referral to resource/police officer

*Restitution

*Parent/guardian conference

*Referral to resource officer/police

*OSS administrator’s discretion

*Recommendation for expulsion

Theft/Possession of Stolen Property

TWF

TPD

TWO

TWW

*Restitution

*Parent/guardian Conference

*Withdrawal of privileges

*1-2 days ISS or OSS

*Detention

*Possible referral to resource/police officer

*Restitution

*Parent/guardian conference

*Detention

*3-5 days ISS/OSS

*Withdrawal of privileges

*Referral to resource/police officer

*Restitution

*Parent/guardian conference

*Referral to resource officer/police

*OSS administrator’s discretion

*Recommendation for expulsion

Technology Violation/Improper Use of Electronic Devices

TEC

*Parent/guardian Conference

*Withdrawal of privileges

*Detention 3-5 days

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/Counselor

*ISS administrator’s discretion

*Parent/guardian Conference

*Withdrawal of privileges

*Detention 5-8 days

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/Counselor

*ISS – 3-5 days

*Parent/guardian Conference

*Withdrawal of privileges

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/Counselor

*OSS administrator’s discretion

*Recommendation for expulsion

Public Display of Affection

PDA

*Parent Conference

*Detention 1-3 days

*Withdrawal of privileges

*Parent Conference

*Detention 3-5 days

*Withdrawal of privileges

*ISS 1-3 days

*Parent Conference

*Detention 5-10 days

*Withdrawal of privileges

*ISS – 3-5 days

Inappropriate Location/Out of Bounds Area

NAA

*Parent/guardian Conference

*Detention 3-5 days

*ISS 1-3 days

*Possible referral to police

*Withdrawal of privileges

*Parent/guardian Conference

*Detention 5-8 days

*ISS 3-5 days

*Possible referral to police

*Parent/guardian Conference

*Detention 8-10 days

*ISS 5-8 days

*Referral to police

Note: Consequences listed in each category are subject to administrator’s discretion. Other consequences could be implemented based on frequency, and/or individual student circumstances (*). For all Level 2 Referrals, parent(s)/guardians will be contacted by phone in addition to referral being mailed home.  Possession or use of alcohol or drugs may carry an Intervention of a 5-day out of school suspension, to be reduced to 2 days if a student has a professional chemical dependency assessment at an approved agency. Administrators may implement more than one consequence.

Level 2 Discipline

Grades 5-6

Minor Violation

Major Violation

Severe Violation

Gang Affiliation

GAN

*Parent/guardian Conference

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/Counselor

*Detention 1-5 days

*Removal from class

Withdrawal of privileges

*1-3 days ISS or OSS

*Parent/guardian Conference

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/Counselor

*Detention 3-8 days

*Withdrawal of privileges

*3-5 days ISS or OSS

*Parent/guardian Conference

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/Counselor

*5-10 days  OSS

*Recommendation for expulsion

Drugs/alcohol violation or possession/distribution  of  combustibles

ALC

ALD

SMO

DRD

DRV

SMD

*Parent/guardian Conference

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/Counselor

*Contact law enforcement

*Detention

*ISS/OSS

*Parent/guardian Conference *Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/Counselor

*Contact law enforcement

*Detention

*OSS

*Follow up to outside agency or authority

*Parent/guardian Conference

*Contact law enforcement

*5-10 Days OSS

*Follow up to outside agency or authority

*Recommendation for expulsion

Inciting Others to Act

INC

*Parent/Guardian Conference

*Detention 1-3 days

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/Counselor

*Withdrawal of privileges

*1-3 days ISS or OSS

*Develop behavior plan

*Parent/Guardian Conference and

Detention 3-5 days

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/Counselor

*Withdrawal of privileges

*3-5  days ISS or OSS

*Develop behavior plan

*Parent/Guardian Conference and

Detention 5-10 days

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/Counselor

*Withdrawal of privileges

*5-10 days OSS

*Recommendation for expulsion

Sexual Contact –

Non-consensual

SXC

*Parent/Guardian Conference

*Detention 1-3 days

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/Counselor

*Withdrawal of privileges

*1-3 days ISS or OSS

*Develop behavior plan

*Parent/Guardian Conference and

Detention 3-5 days

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/Counselor

*Withdrawal of privileges

*3-5  days ISS or OSS

*Develop behavior plan

*Parent/Guardian Conference and

Detention 5-10 days

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/Counselor

*Withdrawal of privileges

*5-10 days OSS

*Recommendation for expulsion

Note: Consequences listed in each category are subject to administrator’s discretion. Other consequences could be implemented based on frequency, and/or individual student circumstances (*). For all Level 2 Referrals, parent(s)/guardians will be contacted by phone in addition to referral being mailed home.  Possession or use of alcohol or drugs may carry an Intervention of a 5-day out of school suspension, to be reduced to 2 days if a student has a professional chemical dependency assessment at an approved agency. Administrators may implement more than one consequence.

Level 2 Discipline –

Grades 5-6

Minor Violation

Major Violation

Severe Violation

Arson

(Level 3 Behavior – Major)

FIR

*Parent/guardian Conference

*Contact law enforcement

*Detention

*OSS –Administrator’s discretion

*Follow up to outside agency or authority

*Recommendation for expulsion

Use/Possession of weapons/Dangerous objects/including look-alikes

PFE       WED    WES

WEL      WEF

WEM     WEO

WEA      NER

*Parent/guardian Conference

*w/o intent – 3-5 days ISS

*w/intent 5-10 days OSS

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/Counselor

*Parent/guardian Conference

*w/o intent – 5-10 days ISS

*w/intent 8-10 days OSS

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/Counselor

*Parent/guardian Conference

*w/o intent – 8-10 days ISS

*w/intent 10 days

*Conference with School Psych. or Social Worker/Counselor

*Recommendation for expulsion

ELEMENTARY CONDUCT/DISCIPLINE CODE DEFINITIONS

ARSON (FIR) – By means of fire, cause harm to property or any person or participate in or enable or attempt to cause the burning of property of any person.

BATTERY (BAT) - Use of excessive force causing bodily harm to another person.

BULLYING/HARASSMENT (HAA, HAD, HAF, HAG, HAO, HAR, HAS) – (could also include on basis of:  Race, Gender, Disability, Sexual Orientation, and Religion)  - Bullying occurs when a person intentionally injures, demeans, humiliates, intimidates, or isolates another through physical contact, words or other means repeatedly and over time.

DANGEROUS BEHAVIOR (DAN) – Behavior that has the likelihood of causing harm to self or other.

DANGEROUS OBJECTS (DNO) - Any device, object, or substance that can be reasonably considered sufficient to cause harm.

DISRUPTION  (DIB)  - More than briefly diverting the concentration or attention of others.

DRUGS/ALCOHOL POSSESSION/USE/DISTRIBUTION (ALC/ALD, DRD, DRU)  Selling, giving, possessing, having under one’s control, or using any controlled substance or alcoholic beverage; possession or control means on one’s person, in a locker, car, desk, or hidden in any location on or next to school property.  Also includes any transfer of a prescription drug and using or having under one’s control any related paraphernalia in the sale or use of drugs.

ELECTRONIC DEVICES (ESD)  - The possession and misuse of electronic devices including, but not limited to, cell phones, paging devices, two-way radios, CD and DVD players, IPods, MP3 players and handheld games as well as headphones.

FIGHTING (FIT) - The exchange of mutual, physical contact, with or without injury.  Without clear and convincing evidence that a participant in a fight attempted to avoid the confrontation, all parties will be disciplined.

FORGERY – The action of forging a document or signature

GANG ACTIVITIES (GAN) - Participation in any activity that serves to advertise or promote gang activity including but not limited to the wearing or displaying of jewelry, clothing, signs, or other gang-related items.

HARASSMENT/BULLYING (HAA, HAD, HAF, HAG, HAO, HAR, HAS) – Could also include on basis of:  Race, Gender, Disability, Sexual Orientation and Religion)  Making another person anxious by demands, insults or put-downs whether verbal, physical or written including, but not limited, to notes, emails, postings on websites, text messages, or social media, etc.  

INAPPROPRIATE LANGUAGE/GESTURES TO STUDENTS OR STAFF (LAN. LTS) – Language, conduct or behavior offensive to accepted standards of decency and modesty.  Such behavior directed to an individual is Abusive Behavior.  May include obscenity or profanity.

INCITING OTHERS (INC) – Behavior that is intended to instigate, prompt, or encourage other students to act out verbally or physically towards a third party.

INSUBORDINATION (INS) – Refusal or failure to comply with a direction or instruction of a staff member.

LEWD OR LASCIVIOUS (LLB):  Consensual sexual contact, including intercourse, without force or threat of force.  Subjecting an individual to lewd sexual gestures or comments or sexual activity, or exposing private body parts in a lewd manner.  This includes but not limited to any student who uses a provided communication device (including a computer) or computer network, and/or personal electronic device on school grounds.

Examples:

Additional Guidelines:

Incidents involving sexual activity between students on school grounds should include timely consultation with law enforcement so an investigation can be conducted regarding illegal conduct.

Consideration should be given to developmentally age appropriate behaviors in coding sexual offenses for students as young children and students with exceptionalities may expose themselves without conscious sexual intent.

LYING/CHEATING (LC) – To make a statement that one knows is untrue; to use unfair or dishonest methods to gain an advantage.

MAJOR DISRUPTION (MDI) – A singular event which is significantly disruptive to the educational environment, endangering others.

NOT IN ASSIGNED AREA (NAA) – Student who is subject to compulsory school attendance and who is absent without cause for a school day or portion thereof.

PHYSICAL AGGRESSION (FIT, BAT, PAF, PAO, PAS, PAW, DAN) - To strike or hit another, but not mutual combat

PUBLIC DISPLAY OF AFFECTION (PDA) – Behavior such as kissing, long embracing, and mutual in nature.  

SEXUAL CONTACT (Non-Consensual)/ SEXUAL HARASSMENT (SXC) - Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, sexually motivated physical contact or other verbal or physical conduct or communication of a sexual nature.  May include, but is not limited to: Subtle pressure for sexual activity, inappropriate patting or pinching, intentional brushing against another’s body.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT (HAS) - Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual or sex-based nature (to include distribution if inappropriate text messages and/or pictures) by students, imposed on the basis of sex, that has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with a student’s/staff member’s educational environment and creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational environment.

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT (SXC) - A.  Using words, pictures, objects, touching, gestures, or other actions relating to a sexual, suggestive, or obscene message or a person’s gender that may have the effect of causing embarrassment, discomfort, or a reluctance to participate in school activities.      B.  Sexual activities at school or school related activities

TECHNOLOGY VIOLATION (TEC) – The improper use/misuse of any technology device to destroy, alter, video/audio recording of others. Violations include, but not limited to the following: Any action which puts the network at risk; games; visiting unauthorized websites; accessing district files; accessing staff/student files; tampering with or damaging equipment. Note: consequences listed in each category are subject to administrator discretion.

THEFT/POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY (TWF, THU, THR, THW) - Taking property belonging to an individual or the school without permission, such as removing items from another’s desk or locker without permission.

THREATS/INTIMIDATION (THF, THU, THR, THW) - An expression of word or deed to inflict pain, injury, damage, or punishment that prevents another from moving or acting in accordance with school policies or personal choice.

TOBACCO, USE/POSSESSION (SMO) - Use or possession of tobacco in any form at school, at school-sponsored activities or on a school bus

TRESPASSING (TRE) - Entering any school facility or onto school property/bus without proper authority, includes any school entry during a period of suspension or expulsion.  Trespassing also includes entering a school other than where a student is registered.

TRUANCY (TRU) – Truancy/Skipping class

VANDALISM/DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY (DSP) - Intentionally or recklessly causing damage to or defacing school or property of others, or such action causing disruption to the educational process and/or school activities.

VAPE/TOBACCO DISTRIBUTION (SMD) - Selling or passing any Vape or tobacco-related paraphernalia.  Students distributing vapes may be referred to law enforcement and possibly be considered for expulsion from school.

USING VAPE/TOBACCO AND PARAPHERNALIA (SMO):  Possession of any smoking materials including vapes, pipes, matches, rolling papers, lighters, cigarette making machines, and any other materials used in smoking will be subject to disciplinary action.

VERBAL ABUSE - Offensive language, behavior or gesture directed toward staff or student.32

VERBAL CORRECTION - Verbal direction by staff member to state the unexpected behavior

WEAPON/LOOK ALIKE (WEA/WEL) - A weapon is any device intended to cause injury or bodily harm; any device used in a threatening manner that could cause injury or bodily harm, or any device that is primarily used for self-protection because of its potential use to cause injury or bodily harm.  Weapons include but are not limited to any type of knife, any type of firearm, any type of imitation or look-alike firearm, BB guns, chains, razors, clubs, mace or other chemicals or gas, etc.  Possession of a weapon is prohibited on School District premises, school buses, or any other premises where an official school function is being conducted.  Possession is defined to include, but not be limited to, having a weapon found: in a space assigned to a student such as a locker or desk, on the student’s person or property (on the student’s body, in student clothing, in an automobile) under the student’s control; or having a weapon accessible or available, for example, hidden on school property.  

WEAPON, USE OF A LEGITIMATE TOOL AS A WEAPON - Using legitimate tools and instruments, such as pens, pencils, compasses, combs, etc., with an intent to inflict bodily harm upon another or to force another to act against their will.

SECTION NINETEEN - SECONDARY CONDUCT & BEHAVIOR CODE/DEFINITIONS

SECONDARY CONDUCT/DISCIPLINE CODE INTERVENTIONS

(Board approved 4-10-17)

*Note: Consequences listed in each category are subject to Administrator discretion based on individual student circumstances.  Alternative consequences may be appropriate for students with ’s, behavior plans, case studies pending, outside agency involvement, 504 plans, 504 plans impending, and being referred to diagnostic teams.

For most classroom disciplinary referrals, proactive procedures would have taken place to already address the behavior with the student including contacting the parent.

Code Violation

First Violation

Second Violation

Third Violation

Fourth Violation

Subsequent Violation

Not Serving Detentions

DET

ISS

Sat. School

ISS

Sat. School

ISS

Sat. School

ISS

Sat. School

OSS

3 or 4 Tardies in 1 day

DEX

ISS

Sat. School

ISS

Sat. School

ISS

Sat. School

ISS

Sat. School

OSS

No ID

NID

Warning

Must show ID within 2 days to S.S. Personnel

Detention

ISS

Sat. School

ISS

Sat. School

ISS

Sat. School

Horse Play

HP

Detention

ISS

Sat. School

ISS

Sat. School

ISS/OSS

ISS/OSS

Disruptive Behavior/Lack of Cooperation

DIB

Warning

Parent Contact by Staff

Detention

2 Detentions

1 Bus Susp.

1 Class Susp.

2 Class Susp.

ISS

2-3 Bus Susp.

Sat. School

ISS

1-3 Bus Susp.+

School Penalty

1-10 ISS/OSS

3-10 Bus Susp. +

School Penalty

Sat. School

Dress Code (must always correct violation)

DRE

Warning

Parent Contact

Detention

Sat. School

ISS

1 Bus Susp.

1-3 ISS

1-3 Sat. School

2-3 Bus Susp.

1-3 ISS

1-3 Sat. School

Public Display of

Affection

PDA

Warning

Parent Contact

Detention

Sat. School

ISS

1 Bus Susp.

1-3 ISS

1-3 Sat. School

2-3 Bus Susp.

1-3 ISS

1-3 Sat. School

Electronic Devices

(Possession/Misuse)

ESD

 Detention

Warning

Parent Contact

Confiscation

 Detention

ISS

Sat. School

Confiscation

1 Bus Susp.

Parent Contact

Detention

ISS

Sat. School

Confiscation

2 Bus Susp. Parent Contact

1-3 ISS

Confiscation

1-3 ISS/OSS

Confiscation

*Note: Consequences listed in each category are subject to Administrator discretion based on individual student circumstances.

Alternative consequences may be appropriate for students with IEP’s, behavior plans, case studies pending, outside agency involvement, 504 plans, 504 plans pending, and referrals to diagnostic teams.

For most classroom disciplinary referrals, proactive procedures would have taken place to already address the behavior with the student including contacting the parent.

Code Violation

First Violation

Second Violation

Third

Violation

Fourth Violation

Subsequent

Violation

The improper use./ misuse of any technology device

TEC

Detention

1-3 ISS/OSS

Removal from computer usage for up to 1 year

Detention

1-3 ISS/OSS

Removal from computer usage for up to 1 year

Detention

5-10 ISS/OSS

Removal from computer usage for up to 1 year

Consider for Expulsion

Plagiarism/Academic Dishonesty

PAD

Parent Contacted by Teacher

1 Detention

Parent Contacted by Teacher and Administrator

2 Detentions

Mandatory Parent Teacher Conference

ISS

Saturday School

Mandatory Parent Teacher Conference

 1-3 ISS

1-3 ISS/OSS

Closed Campus

CLO

Detention

ISS

Sat. School

2 ISS

2 Sat. School

1 ISS/OSS

1-3 ISS/OSS

Not in Assigned Area

NAA

ISS

Sat. School

ISS

Sat. School

1-3 ISS

1 OSS

1-3 ISS/OSS

1-3 ISS

3-10 OSS

Inappropriate

Language/Gestures

LAN

Detention

ISS

Sat. School

1-3 ISS

1-3 Bus Susp.

1-3 Sat. School

1-3 ISS/OSS

 1-3 ISS

3-5 OSS

Failure to Complete

Assigned Discipline

FCD

 1-3 ISS

1 OSS

 1-3 ISS

1-2 OSS

 1-3 ISS/OSS

 1-3 ISS/OSS

1-3 ISS/OSS

Assault (Verbal)

THR

Detention Sat. School ISS

1 Bus Susp.

Sat. School

2 ISS

2 Bus Susp.

1-3 ISS/OSS

 1-3 ISS

3-5 OSS

 1-3 ISS

5-10 OSS

*Note: Consequences listed in each category are subject to Administrator discretion based on individual student circumstances.

Alternative consequences may be appropriate for students with IEP’s, behavior plans, case studies pending, outside agency involvement, 504 plans, 504 plans pending, and referrals to diagnostic teams.

For most classroom disciplinary referrals, proactive procedures would have taken place to already address the behavior with the student including contacting the parent.

Code Violation

First Violation

Second Violation

Third

Violation

Fourth Violation

Subsequent

Violation

Inciting Others

INC

1-3 ISS or OSS

1-3 ISS or OSS

1-3 ISS/OSS

1-3 ISS

3-5 OSS

1-3 ISS

5-10 OSS

Insubordination

INS

Sat. School

ISS

1-3 Bus Susp.

ISS

Sat. School

1-3 ISS/OSS

1-3  ISS

3-5 OSS

1-10 OSS Consider for

Expulsion

Racial/Ethnic/Religious Harassment/Bullying

HAA/HAR

2 Sat. School

2 ISS

2 Bus Susp.

1-3 OSS

1-3 ISS/OSS

 1-3 ISS/OSS

 1-3 ISS

5-10 OSS

1-10 OSS Consider for Expulsion

Sexual Harassment

HAS

2 Sat. School

2 ISS

2 Bus Susp.

1-3 OSS

1-3 ISS/OSS

 1-3 ISS

3-5 OSS

 1-3 ISS

5-10 OSS

1-10 OSS

Consider for

Expulsion

Throwing Items

THI

Sat. School

ISS

1-3 ISS/OSS

1-3 ISS/OSS

 1-3 ISS

3-5 OSS

1-3 ISS

5-10 OSS

Tobacco, Vape & Paraphernalia (Possession/Use)

SMO

 1-3 ISS/OSS

1 OSS

Contact law enforcement

 1-3 ISS/OSS

Contact law enforcement

 1-3 ISS/OSS

Contact law enforcement

 1-3 ISS

5 OSS

Contact law enforcement

1-10 OSS

Contact law enforcement

Consider for

Expulsion

Theft/Posses. of

Stolen Property

TPD

1-3 ISS/OSS Restitution

1-3 Bus Susp. Referral to Law

Enforcement

1-3 ISS/OSS

Restitution

Referral to Law

Enforcement

 1-3 ISS

3-5 OSS/

Restitution

Referral to Law

Enforcement

 1-3 ISS

5-10 OSS

Restitution

Referral to Law

Enforcement

1-10 OSS Consider for

Expulsion

Referral to Law

Enforcement

*Note: Consequences listed in each category are subject to Administrator discretion based on individual student circumstances.

Alternative consequences may be appropriate for students with IEP’s, behavior plans, case studies pending, outside agency involvement, 504 plans, 504 plans pending, and referrals to diagnostic teams.

For most classroom disciplinary referrals, proactive procedures would have taken place to already address the behavior with the student including contacting the parent.

Code Violation

First Violation

Second Violation

Third

Violation

Fourth Violation

Subsequent

Violation

Destruction of

School Property

Personal Property on School Grounds

DSP

1-3 ISS/OSS Restitution

1-3 Bus Susp. Referral to Law

Enforcement

1-3 ISS/OSS

Restitution

Referral to Law

Enforcement

 1-3 ISS

3-5 OSS

Restitution

Referral to Law

Enforcement

 1-3 ISS

 5-10 OSS

  Restitution

Referral to Law

Enforcement

1-10 OSS Consider for

Expulsion

Referral to Law

Enforcement

Inapprop. Language/Gestures toward Staff

LTS

 1-3 ISS/OSS

1-3 ISS

3-5 OSS

1-3 ISS

5-10 OSS

1-10 OSS

Consider for Expulsion

Fighting

FIT

 1-3 ISS

3 OSS and

Referral to Law Enforcement

1-3 ISS

3-5 OSS

Referral to Law   Enforcement

 1-3 ISS

5-10 OSS and Referral to Law Enforcement

 1-10 OSS

Consider for Expulsion

Referral to

Law Enforcement

Dangerous Behavior/Physical Aggression

DAN

1-3 ISS

1-3 OSS

1-3 ISS

3-5 OSS

 1-3 ISS

5-10 OSS

1-10 OSS

Consider for Expulsion

Fireworks, Smoke Bombs, Stink Vials, Explosive

Caps (Possession/ Use)

FIR

 1-3 ISS/OSS

 1-3 ISS

3-5 OSS

 1-3 ISS

5-10 OSS

 1-10 OSS

Consider for Expulsion

Gang Activities

GAN

1-3 ISS

1-5 OSS Referral to Law

Enforcement

1-3 ISS

3-10 OSS

Referral to Law

Enforcement

1-10 OSS

Consider for Expulsion

Referral to Law Enforcement

*Note: Consequences listed in each category are subject to Administrator discretion based on individual student circumstances.

Alternative consequences may be appropriate for students with IEP’s, behavior plans, case studies pending, outside agency involvement, 504 plans, 504 plans pending, and referrals to diagnostic teams.

For most classroom disciplinary referrals, proactive procedures would have taken place to already address the behavior with the student including contacting the parent.

Code Violation

First Violation

Second Violation

Third Violation

Fourth Violation

Subsequent Violation

Lewd or Lascivious Behavior

LLB

1-3 ISS

5-10 OSS Consider for

Expulsion

Referral to Law

Enforcement

5-10 OSS Consider for

Expulsion

Referral to Law

Enforcement

1-10 OSS

Consider for Expulsion

Referral to Law Enforcement

Major Disruptions

MDI

1-3 ISS

1-5 OSS Referral to Law

Enforcement

1-3 ISS

3-10 OSS Referral to Law

Enforcement

1-10 OSS

Consider for Expulsion

Referral to Law Enforcement

Battery (Physical)

BAT

1-5 ISS

3-5 OSS and Referral to Law Enforcement

5-10 OSS and Referral to Law Enforcement

1-10 OSS

Consider for Expulsion and Referral to Law Enforcement

Sexual Contact

(Non Consensual)

SxC

1-3 ISS

5-10 OSS Consider for

Expulsion

Referral to Law

Enforcement

1-10 OSS Consider for

Expulsion

Referral to Law

Enforcement

1-10 OSS

Consider for Expulsion

Referral to Law Enforcement

Verbal Assault to

Staff

VAS

1-3 ISS

3-5 OSS and Referral to Law Enforcement

1-3 ISS

5-10 OSS and Referral to Law Enforcement

1-10 OSS

Consider for Expulsion

Referral to Law Enforcement

Drugs, Alcohol, Paraphernalia (Possession/Use)

DRU, ALC, SMD

(New Smoking Distribution)

1-3 ISS

1-10 OSS,

5 OSS with drug treatment assessment, program enrollment & completion and Referral to Law Enforcement

1-10 OSS

Consider for Expulsion

Referral to Law Enforcement

*Note: Consequences listed in each category are subject to Administrator discretion based on individual student circumstances.

Alternative consequences may be appropriate for students with IEP’s, behavior plans, case studies pending, outside agency involvement, 504 plans, 504 plans pending, and referrals to diagnostic teams.

For most classroom disciplinary referrals, proactive procedures would have taken place to already address the behavior with the student including contacting the parent.

Code Violation

First Violation  Second Violation  Third Violation  Fourth Violation  Subsequent Violation

Drug or Alcohol

Distribution

DRD, ALD

1-3 ISS

1-10 OSS                                                              

Consider for Expulsion

Referral to Law Enforcement

Weapons (Possession/Use)

WEA

1-10 OSS

Consider for Expulsion

Referral to Law Enforcement

 Firearms (Possession/ Use)

 (GSR)

10 OSS Expulsion

Consider for Expulsion

Referral to Law

Physical Assault to Staff

PAS

1-10 ISS

1-10 OSS

Consider for Expulsion

Referral to Law Enforcement

SECONDARY CONDUCT CODE DEFINITIONS

Alcohol Distribution (ALD): Selling or passing any alcoholic beverage or related paraphernalia. Students distributing alcohol may be arrested and expelled from school.

Alcohol Possession/Use (ALC): Any student who is apprehended with or under the influence of alcoholic beverage will be subject to disciplinary action. Students under the influence of alcohol or any intoxicating substance on school grounds or at a school-sponsored activity will be immediately removed from the school grounds and may be subject to disciplinary action.

Assault –Verbal (THR): Using language in a confrontational, threatening, or intimidating manner.

Battery – Physical (BAT): Use of force causing bodily harm to another person, but not mutual combat.

Bullying (HAA): Bullying occurs when a person intentionally injures, demeans, humiliates, or isolates another through physical contact, words or other means repeatedly and over time. Any student or group of students found to be bullying another student at school will be subject to consequences outlined in the Conduct Code.

Bus Suspension: A temporary exclusion of a student from riding a school bus for a period of time. A student may be suspended from riding the bus in excess of ten days for safety reasons.

Classroom Suspension: One period of in-school suspension served during regular school hours.

Closed Campus Violation (CLO): Students are to remain in their assigned buildings and on the school’s grounds continuously from the time of reporting to the time of departure for the day, unless permission to leave is granted by a Principal, a designee, or is otherwise excused.

Dangerous Behavior/Physical Aggression (DAN): Behavior that has the likelihood of causing harm to self or other.

Destruction of School Property or Vandalism (DSP): Causing damage to or defacing school property or personal property located on school grounds. Disciplinary action and possible arrest will be imposed. The Board will seek restitution from students and their parent(s)/ guardian(s) for vandalism or other student acts which cause damage to school property.

Detention: Teachers and school officials have the prerogative to detain a student as a disciplinary measure. The student is to serve the detention before or after school, under supervision, for a prescribed time.

There are two types of detentions:

1. Classroom detentions - Students may be required by a teacher to report to class after school for disciplinary infractions or to complete unfinished assignments.

2. Administrative detentions - Students may be required to report to a before-school or an after-school detention for disciplinary infractions.

Disruptive Behavior (DIB): Any student action which disrupts the learning environment for short periods of time and/or affects learning opportunities.

 

Dress Code (DRE): Students’ dress and grooming must not disrupt the educational process, interfere with the maintenance of a positive teaching/learning environment, or compromise reasonable standards of health, safety, and decency.

Drug Distribution (DRD): Selling or passing any controlled substance, look-alike drugs and/or related paraphernalia. Students distributing drugs may be arrested and expelled from school.

Drugs Possession/Use (DRU): Any student who is apprehended with or under the influence of any controlled substance or possesses look-alike drugs and/or drug-related paraphernalia will be subject to disciplinary action. Students under the influence of drugs or any intoxicating substance (including the misuse of non-prescription drugs) on school grounds or at a school-sponsored activity will be immediately removed from the school grounds and may be subject to disciplinary action.

Electronic Devices (ESD): The possession and misuse of electronic devices including, but not limited to, cell phones, paging devices, two-way radios, CD and DVD players, IPods, MP3 players and hand held games as well as headphones.

Expulsion: Exclusion of a student from school for a period of time greater than ten school days. Only the Board of Education may expel a student.

Failure to Complete Assigned Discipline (FCD): Failure to complete assigned days of ISS and/or day of Saturday School.

Fighting (FIT): The exchange of mutual, physical contact such as pushing, shoving and hitting with or without injury. Without clear and convincing evidence that a participant in a fight attempted to avoid the confrontation, all parties will be disciplined. Fighting with or any assault/battery of other students or school personnel will not be permitted on campus or at school-sponsored activities. Using violence, force, intimidation, fear, noise, coercion, threats, bullying, or other comparable conduct toward anyone or urging other students to engage in such conduct are subject to suspension and arrest.

Firearms (GSR) – Possessing, and/or use of Guns, Shotgun,Rifle (See Policy 7:190)

Fireworks and Explosives (FIR): Possessing, purchasing, distributing, using, or selling of fireworks, explosives, smoke bombs, stink vials, explosive caps, or other dangerous materials are not permitted on school grounds or at school-related activities. No one will possess, handle, transmit, conceal, or use any explosive device or substance that can be used as an explosive. Items will be confiscated and turned over to parents and/or police. Persons in possession of such items or involved in their use are subject to disciplinary action.

Gang Activities (GAN): Participation in any activity that serves to advertise or promote gang activity including the wearing or displaying of jewelry, clothing, signs, or other gang-related items.

Harassment (HAA): Making another person anxious by demands, insults, or put-downs whether verbal, physical or written including, but not limited to, notes, emails, postings on websites, text messages, etc.

 

Horse Play (HP): Rough, rowdy or disruptive play that can often result in unintentional physical harm

Inappropriate Language and Gestures (LAN): Language and gestures which convey grossly offensive, obscene or sexually- suggestive messages.

Inappropriate Language and Gestures Toward Staff (LTS): Language and gestures which convey grossly offensive, obscene or sexually- suggestive messages toward staff.

Inciting (INC): Behavior that is intended to instigate, prompt, or encourage other students to act out verbally or physically towards a third party.

In-School Suspension (ISS): A full-day exclusion from classes served at school during regular school hours. In-school suspension (ISS) will be used with administrative discretion for non-violent offenses. Credit will be given for class assignments and tests done. ISS students will be isolated as much as possible from the rest of the school population. In-school suspension may be used until a parent conference can be held.

Insubordination (INS): Action which actively or passively defies a school rule or a refusal to obey a request from staff.

Lack of Cooperation (DIB): Failure to follow verbal or written staff directives or building policies.

Lewd or Lascivious Behavior (LLB): Consensual sexual contact, including intercourse, without force or threat of force. Subjecting an individual to

lewd sexual gestures or comments or sexual activity, or exposing private body parts in a lewd manner. This

includes but not limited to any student who uses a school provided communication device (including a

computer) or computer network, and/or personal electronic device on school grounds.

Major Disruptions (MDI): A singular event which is significantly disruptive to the educational environment and endangering others.

Not in Assigned Area (NAA): Students are to remain under adult supervision and direction throughout the entire school day. Leaving class without permission, being in a restricted area and wandering the halls are a few examples of not being in an assigned area.

No ID (NID): Not having one’s ID on them.

Out-Of-School Suspension (OSS): A temporary exclusion of a student from school for a period of time not to exceed ten school days. Out-of-school suspension (OSS) may be imposed upon students who flagrantly violate school regulations. Suspended students are not to return to school at any time during their suspension or attend any school-related activities, otherwise, their suspension will be extended and/or the student may be arrested. Students may not drive on campus while suspended. Parents may be asked to return to school with the student for a re-entry conference.

Students who have been suspended from school will be allowed to complete the same work as students attending classes, excluding field trips, lab experiences, and other activities that cannot be suitably replicated, and will receive full-credit for having accomplished the work in a timely fashion.

Physical Assault to Staff (PAS): Purposeful physical contact by an individual or group of individuals on a staff member.

Plagiarism/Academic Dishonesty (PAD): Knowingly presenting the work of another as your own is plagiarism. Academic dishonesty includes any action intended to obtain, or assist in obtaining, credit for work which is not your own.

Public Display of Affection (PDA): Includes behavior such as kissing, fondling, embracing, etc. Public display of affection between students is unacceptable and subject to disciplinary action.

Racial/Ethnic/Religious Harassment (HAR): Using words, pictures, objects, gestures or other actions demeaning to any religious, ethnic, or racial group.

Restitution: To pay current costs of repair or replacement including labor and shipping charges.

Saturday School: A supervised study hall which meets for three hours on Saturday mornings. Students will be expected to be doing school work during that time and no talking will be allowed. If a student violates school rules, he/she will be dismissed from the session and suspended from school.

Sexual Contact - Non Consensual (SxC): Any unwelcome touching of another student of a sexual nature.

Sexual Harassment (HAS): Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual or sex-based nature by anyone, including students, imposed on the basis of sex, that has the purpose or effect of (a) substantially interfering with a student’s educational environment; (b) creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational environment; (c) depriving a student of educational aid, benefits, services, or treatment; or (d) making submission to or rejection of such unwelcome conduct the basis for academic decisions affecting a student, or (e) the distribution of inappropriate text messages and/or pictures.

Student IDs: Students are required to wear or carry their official ID at all times while on school grounds or at school functions. These cards must be willingly presented to any staff member of the district upon request. Failure to produce identification will result in disciplinary action.

Tardies: Students are expected to arrive to class on time. Students are given adequate time for passing between classes. Students with unexcused tardies will be assigned a detention for each tardy as a consequence.

Students have three days to serve the detention. The first day is the day the detention is assigned. The second and third days are the next school days. Tardy detentions will not be reassigned. Failure to serve the detention will result in additional disciplinary action. Students receiving three or four tardies on the same day will receive a referral in lieu of detentions.

Technology Violation (TEC): The improper use/misuse of any technology device to destroy, alter, video/audio recording of others. Violations include, but not limited to the following: Any action which puts the network at risk, games, visiting unauthorized web sites, accessing district files, accessing staff/student files and tampering with or destroying equipment.

Three Tardies in a Day (DEx): Student receives 3 tardies in one day.

Theft (TPD): Taking or possessing property belonging to an individual or the school without permission.

Throwing Items (THI): Throwing items causing distraction or interrupting classroom instruction.

Tobacco, Vape and Paraphernalia (SMO): Possession of any smoking materials including pipes, matches, rolling papers, lighters, cigarette- making machines, and any other materials used in smoking will be subject to disciplinary action. The use of tobacco in any form is not permitted on campus or at any school-related activity (home or away) in which Harlem High School students are participating.

VAPE/TOBACCO DISTRIBUTION (SMD) - Selling or passing any Vape or tobacco-related paraphernalia.  Students distributing vapes may be referred to law enforcement and possibly be considered for expulsion from school.

USING VAPE/TOBACCO AND PARAPHERNALIA (SMO):  Possession of any smoking materials including vapes, pipes, matches, rolling papers, lighters, cigarette making machines, and any other materials used in smoking will be subject to disciplinary action.

Verbal Assault to Staff (VAS): Using language in a threatening or intimidating manner to a staff member.

Weapons (WEA): A weapon is any device intended to cause injury or bodily harm, any device used in a threatening manner that could cause injury or bodily harm, or any device that is primarily used for self-protection because of its potential use to cause injury or bodily harm. Weapons include, but are not limited to, any type of knife, firearm, imitation or look-alike firearm, BB gun, chain, razor, club, mace, or other chemical or gas, etc. Using legitimate tools & instruments such as pens, pencils, compasses, combs, etc, with an intent to inflict bodily harm upon another or to force another to act against their will is also a weapons violation.

learning opportunities.

 

Tardies: Students are expected to arrive to class on time. Students are given adequate time for passing between classes.  

High School:  Students with unexcused tardies will be assigned a detention for each tardy as a consequence. Students have three days to serve the detention. The first day is the day the detention is assigned. The second and third days are the next school days. Tardy detentions will not be reassigned. Failure to serve the detention will result in additional disciplinary action.

Harlem Middle School:  Progressive Discipline and Interventions along with detentions will be uitilized to address tardies.

Technology Violation (TEC): The improper use/misuse of any technology device to destroy, alter, video/audio recording of others. Violations include, but not limited to the following: Any action which puts the network at risk, games, visiting unauthorized web sites, accessing district files, accessing staff/student files and tampering with or destroying equipment.

Three Tardies in a Day (DEx): Student receives 3 tardies in one day.  Students receiving three or four tardies on the same day will receive a referral in lieu of detentions.

Theft (TPD): Taking or possessing property belonging to an individual or the school without permission.

Throwing Items (THI): Throwing items causing distraction or interrupting classroom instruction.

Tobacco and Paraphernalia (SMO): Possession of any smoking materials including pipes, matches, rolling papers, lighters, cigarette- making machines, and any other materials used in smoking will be subject to disciplinary action. The use of tobacco in any form is not permitted on campus or at any school-related activity (home or away) in which Harlem High School students are participating.

VAPE/TOBACCO DISTRIBUTION (SMD) - Selling or passing any Vape or tobacco-related paraphernalia.  Students distributing vapes may be referred to law enforcement and possibly be considered for expulsion from school.

USING VAPE/TOBACCO AND PARAPHERNALIA (SMO):  Possession of any smoking materials including vapes, pipes, matches, rolling papers, lighters, cigarette making machines, and any other materials used in smoking will be subject to disciplinary action.

Verbal Assault to Staff (VAS): Using language in a threatening or intimidating manner to a staff member.

Weapons (WEA): A weapon is any device intended to cause injury or bodily harm, any device used in a threatening manner that could cause injury or bodily harm, or any device that is primarily used for self-protection because of its potential use to cause injury or bodily harm. Weapons include, but are not limited to, any type of knife, firearm, imitation or look-alike firearm, BB gun, chain, razor, club, mace, or other chemical or gas, etc. Using legitimate tools & instruments such as pens, pencils, compasses, combs, etc, with an intent to inflict bodily harm upon another or to force another to act against their will is also a weapons violation.