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FORT ZUMWALT SCHOOL DISTRICT
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STUDENT DISCIPLINARY GUIDELINES
WEST HIGH SCHOOL (Grades 9-12)
2021-2022
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The discipline policy listed is a summary taken from Policy JG and regulation JG-R. It is a fair representation of what has been adopted by the Board of Education but does not include all of the information in the policy and regulation. Parents wishing to review the entire policy and regulation may do so at the administrative office of their child's school, the District website (www.fz.k12.mo.us), or District Administrative Offices located at 555 E. Terra Lane, O'Fallon, MO.
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The Fort Zumwalt Board of Education declares a policy against and prohibits racial harassment. Policy AC prohibits any oral, written, graphic or physical conduct related to an individual's race, color, or national origin so as to not interfere with or limit his/her ability to participate in or benefit from programs. Examples of this conduct can include, but are not limited to, racial name calling, graffiti, cartoons of a negative demeanor, racially motivated harassing, threatening, or intimidating comments, and physical acts of aggression. Allegations of racial harassment should be reported to the most immediate administrator or the Title VI coordinator, Assistant Superintendent - Student Personnel Services, at 555 E. Terra Lane, MO 63366, Phone: (636) 240-2072. Nothing in policy AC prohibits a complaint from being filed with the Office of Civil Rights, 8930 Ward Parkway, Suite 2037, Kansas City, MO 64114, Phone: (816) 268-0550.
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The district is committed to providing an environment free from intimidating, hostile, or offensive behavior, verbal or physical conduct, or communication constituting sexual harassment and/or assault. Sexual harassment or assault by a student against any student is prohibited. Sexual harassment of a student by another student may include such things as sexually oriented jokes, remarks, cartoons, pictures, letters, or physical contact such as patting or pinching. Assault may include touching, probing, grabbing and groping. See board policies AC and ACA and note that additional provisions of the code of conduct may apply to the student's behavior.
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STUDENT APPEARANCE - Student dress and grooming should be neat, clean and in good taste so that each student may share in promoting a positive, healthy and safe atmosphere within the school district. Student dress and grooming will be the responsibility of the individual and parents/guardian with the following guidelines:
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1. Dress and grooming will be clean and in keeping with health, sanitary, and safety requirements.
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2. All students must wear shoes, boots, or other types of footwear. (house shoes/slippers not allowed).
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3. Items of clothing or jewelry associated with a controlled substance are not permitted.
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4. Dress and grooming will not disrupt the educational environment or cause undue attention to an individual student.
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5. Class activities that present a concern for student safety may require the student to adjust hair and/or clothing during the class period in the interest of
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maintaining safety standards.
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6. Students shall not wear the following:
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a.hats, bandannas, shower caps or other non-therapeutic headgear inside the school building
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b.low cut muscle shirts/halter tops/midriffs/backless or racer back apparel/sagging pants/extremely short shorts/skirts
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c.undergarments cannot be exposed (including boxers and bra straps)
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d.clothing/stickers/insignias/colors/visible tattoos that indicate membership in, affiliation with, or support of any gang or similar organization
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associated with violence, drugs, intimidation or other criminal activity (including rebel flags and swastikas)
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e.clothing which promotes drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and/or its products
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f.clothing with sexually suggestive messages, messages that promote the occult, or messages of a vulgar nature
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g.clothing with holes above mid-thigh in inappropriate places or exposing undergarments
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h.jewelry and chains that may be used as a weapon including wallet chains that are 3 inches or longer or that present a safety concern
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7. All high school students must carry ID badges at all times and present them immediately and respectfully upon request from any staff member. Staff will request to view ID badges when determining or verifying a student's name.
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8. Additional dress regulations may be imposed upon students participating in certain extracurricular activities. When in the judgment of the principal, a student's
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appearance or mode of dress disrupts the educational process or constitutes a threat of safety, the student may be required to make modification.
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Bullying/Cyberbullying or harassment of any kind is serious in nature.
Students should report any instances occurring on school property to a principal immediately.
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Cell Phones / Portable Communication Devices
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Cellular phones may not be used or visible during the instructional school day. The Fort Zumwalt School District strongly discourages students from bringing cell phones and electronic devices to school unless encouraged to do so for educational programming. Inappropriate or unauthorized use of electronic devices to capture, videotape, transmit, or duplicate an unauthorized picture of school staff, students, or school documents, including electronic cheating, will result in discipline. Students possessing these items on school property do so at their own risk. Parents should not expect the district to be responsible for such items. In the instance that a device is suspected stolen or lost, the student must immediately report such to the office and file a written statement to document serial number and other identifiable information. This written statement will be forwarded to the School Resource Officer (SRO) or other law enforcement personnel. Use, display, or activation of these during the instructional school day will result in them being confiscated. Continued use will constitute insubordination. Students are strongly urged to leave cell phones and electronic devices at home.
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Cell Phones / Portable Communication Devices
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Excludes during lunch in the cafeteria
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1st Offense
Warning (parent notified by mail, student pick-up phone in office end of day)
4th Offense
Insubordination (5 days ZAEP, parent pick-up phone)
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2nd Offense
2 Hours Detention (parent notified by mail, parent pick-up phone)
5th Offense
Blatant Insubordination (5 days OSS, parent pick-up phone)
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3rd Offense
4 Hours Detention (parent notified by mail, parent pick-up phone)
6th or Greater Offense
Blatant Insubordination (10 days OSS, parent pick-up phone and possible
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referral to Superintendent for additional days)
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Revised 7/22/21
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DETENTION (including Saturday)
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All Saturday detentions are held at West High 1251 Turtle Creek O'Fallon, MO 63366
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All incidents are documented in students' discipline records.
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Academic Dishonesty
Possession of Lighter
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1st Offense
Zero credit, parent notification
1st Offense
2 hours
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2nd Offense
See ZAEP
2nd Offense
4 hours
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Bullying/Harassment/Cyberbullying/Hazing
Public Display of Affection (PDA)
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Each infraction will be dealt with on an individual basis up to and including suspension
1st Offense
Warning
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and expulsion, possible notification of law enforcement officials.
2nd Offense
8 hours
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Class Disturbance/Inappropriate Behavior (minor in nature)
Tardies - All Classes Per Semester, (less than 10 min late to any class)
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Per Offense
2 to 8 Hours
5th Tardy
1st offense - warning/parent contact
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10th Tardy
2nd Offense - 4 hours
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Defacing School Property (remuneration by student required)
15th Tardy
3rd Offense - 8 hours
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1st Offense4 Hours
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2nd Offense8 Hours
Truancy (Purposeful absence from assigned class or area)
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(part of an hour through 4 hours)(includes more than 10 min. late to class)
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Dishonesty
1st Offense
4 hrs. and loss of driving privileges for 10 days, i.e. use of car for truancy
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Any act of deceit, whether verbal or written, including forgery
2nd Offense
8 hrs. and loss of driving privileges for 30 days, i.e. use of car for truancy
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4 hours, nullification of document, parent contact
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Truancy (Purposeful absence from assigned class or area)
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Failure to Attend Detention
(absent more than 4 hours)
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1st Offense
Re-schedule detention hours
1st Offense
8 hrs. and loss of driving privileges for 10 days, i.e. use of car for truancy
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2nd Offense
8 hrs. and loss of driving privileges for 30 days, i.e. use of car for truancy
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Minor Scuffling
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1st Offense
2 to 4 Hours
Vulgar Language
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2nd Offense
4 to 8 Hours
1st Offense
4 hours
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2nd Offense
8 hours
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Subsequent
(see insubordination)
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ZUMWALT ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM (ZAEP)
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IN SCHOOL SUSPENSION - All incidents are documented in students' discipline records.
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Academic Dishonesty
Lighting a Match or Lighter
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2nd Offense
3 days, zero credit, parent contact
3 to 10 days
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Subsequent Offenses
10 days, zero credit, parent conference
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Major Scuffling (includes instigator, if applicable)
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Careless and Reckless Driving While on the Way to or from School,while on school property, or
1st Offense
3 to 10 days
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reported by local authority
2nd Offense
5 to 10 days
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(violations include: excessive speed, driving on grass, careless/imprudent, passengers not in vehicle)
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1st Offense - 5 days - Revocation of driving/parking privileges for up to 9 weeks.
Nuisance Items - (May include Laser Pointers, IPODs, MP3s)
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2nd Offense - 10 days - Revocation of driving/parking priv. for up to (1) year duration
3 to 10 days - Possible notification of law enforcement officials
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Class Disturbance/Inappropriate Behavior (moderate or repeated in nature)
Possession / Use of Tobacco, Electronic Cigarettes, or any other Nicotine Delivery Devices / Materials (on bus, district property, district activity)
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Per Offense
5 to 10 days
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1st Offense
5 days - notification of law enforcement if under 18 years
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Depantsing (student(s) in presence of same gender audience resulting in improper exposure -
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underwear exposed)
Public Display of Affection (PDA)
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5 days
3rd Offense
5 days
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Subsequent
See Blatant Insubordination
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Dishonesty
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Any act of deceit, whether verbal or written, including forgery
Removal from Detention Hours
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Subsequent Offenses
5 days, nullification of document, parent contact
1st Offense
5 days
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2nd Offense
5 to 10 days
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Disrespect (Student to Student and/or Student to Staff)
Additional Offenses
5 to 10 days
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Disparaging or Demeaning Language
3 to 10 days