Weston High School Dance Contract
WESTON HIGH SCHOOL DANCE RULES AND CONTRACT (Revised 5/2021)
This contract states the rules that must be followed at all school sponsored dances. By signing this contract, you indicate that you understand the following rules and will abide by them. It is understood that violation of this contract will result in the consequences listed. If this contract is not signed, you will not be admitted to dances.
1. Students must respect the dance’s commencement and termination times. No student may enter the dance following the first hour of the dance, unless otherwise specified. The sponsors of the dance will deny admission to students who arrive after the designated time. Once a student leaves the chaperoned area, the student must vacate completely and may not return to the event.
2. Only Weston High School Sophmores can attend this event.
3. All school rules apply.
4. Faculty advisors are the designated administrators in charge. (If further support/clarification is needed, call Director of Student Activities, Cynthia Brisky, Assistant Principal, Jennifer Knight, or Principal, Paul Peri.)
5. Inappropriate physical conduct will not be tolerated. Students are expected to comply, in a courteous and respectful manner, with any reasonable request from any member of the school staff.
6. All students are subject to search. If a student objects to being searched, he/she will not attend the dance.
7. No bags will be allowed into dances. (Bags must be stored in a separate area not accessible to students during the event or in an area under the direct supervision of the chaperones. The school assumes no responsibility for lost or stolen items.)
8. No outside food or beverages will be allowed into the dance.
9. If a student attempting to enter a dance or attending a dance is suspected of being under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, the parent or guardian will be called to take him/her home. The police officer on duty should be present as the student is questioned. A breathalyzer should be used, if possible.
10. If a student is confirmed to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol (admission, smell, etc.), parents will be notified to take the student home, and disciplinary actions will follow. The police officer on duty should be present as the student is questioned. A breathalyzer should be used, if possible.
11. If the faculty advisors suspect/confirm that many students are under the influence, the dance will be shut down. Parents of suspected students will be called. All other students will be sent home. Any required disciplinary action will be taken on the next school day.
12. School sponsored events are a privilege, not a right. Any students who objects or refuses to comply with the above stated rules will be dismissed from said event.
Penalties for violation of said rules are subject to review by administration and may include suspension from school depending on the severity of the violation.
Students attending extracurricular activities are subject to all laws and ordinances of the state
of Massachusetts as well as the MIAA participation standards (see below).
From the earliest fall practice date (the 3rd Monday in August), to the conclusion of the academic year or final athletic event (whichever is latest), on and off school grounds, weekdays and weekends, twenty-four hours per day, a student shall not, regardless of the quantity, use/consume, possess, buy/sell, or give away any beverage containing alcohol; any tobacco product; or any controlled substance (non-prescription drugs) including marijuana and steroids. This policy includes such products as “NA or near beer.”
First Violation: The student shall lose eligibility for the next consecutive interscholastic contests totaling 25% of all interscholastic contests in that sport. For the student, these penalties will be determined by the season the violation occurs. All fractional parts of an event will be dropped when calculating the 25% of the season.
Second and Subsequent Violations: The student shall lose eligibility for the next consecutive interscholastic contests totaling 60% of all interscholastic contests in that sport. . For the student these penalties will be determined by the season the violation occurs. All fractional parts of an event will be dropped when calculating the 60% of the season.
Penalties shall be cumulative each academic year. If the penalty period is not completed during the season of the violation, the penalty shall carry over to the student’s next season of actual participation, which may affect the eligibility status of the student during the next academic year.
These standards apply to all co-curricular activities, including athletics.
Students may also lose eligibility if the Principal judges the student’s behavior to be contrary to the standards of the school.