Code of Conduct
Bobcats are responsible, kind and safe.
1.Arrive at school on time. School begins at 8:20 a.m.
2.Line up outside your grade level door and wait patiently for your teacher to bring you into the school.
3.Walk quietly and orderly through the building. No running in the halls.
4.Respect the right of others and respect personal property.
5.Work quietly and complete all work on time.
6.Every student is responsible for his or her own actions.
Assemblies and activities shall be considered special student privileges where participation is contingent upon appropriate behavior. Students who disturb, disrupt, or show disrespect shall lose the privilege of attending and may be subjected to disciplinary action.
1.Show respect to the performers by watching and listening during the program and remaining quietly seated.
2.Show appreciation for the performer by applauding (whistling, booing or yelling out are not appropriate behaviors for an assembly).
3.Enter and exit the assembly quickly and quietly
Students may ride bicycles to school; however, students and parents must assume any risk if a bicycle, scooter or skateboard is brought to school. The school will not be responsible for lost or stolen items. Students should store their bicycle, scooters or skateboards on a rack in the enclosure. This enclosure is locked during the school day. Students must never climb the fence around the enclosure. Students must walk their bicycles and scooters and carry their skateboards once they enter the campus. Students should wear protective helmets! Students who do not follow these rules may have their bicycle, scooter or skateboard taken away and may lose the privilege of bringing it to school. If one is taken from a student, a parent will need to retrieve the item from the school.
1.Everyone is expected to treat others, as they want to be treated, using kind words and good manners. This includes waiting patiently for a turn, cleaning up after yourself, following adult directions, taking care of personal belongings and school equipment, and being honest.
2.Students are to use their grade level doors when entering or leaving school.
3.Students may not leave the campus during school hours without permission.
4.Laser pointers, trading cards and toys that distract students are not allowed.
5.Students are expected to keep their hands, feet and objects they are using to themselves.
1.Follow the directions of the supervisors at all times.
2.Talk in a soft voice (no yelling or loud talking).
3.Keep all food to yourself. Do not share food.
4.Clean up after yourself. Get adult help to clean up spills.
5.Food, milk cartons or other drinks may not be taken out of the cafeteria.
6.Walk, facing forward, in the cafeteria at all times.
7.Sit with your feet on the floor facing the table.
Possession of a cell phone is a privilege that may be forfeited by any student that uses the phone inappropriately. The District will not be responsible for preventing theft, loss of or damage to cell phones brought to school. Cell phones and other cellular devices may not be used during classroom time, during recess, instructional activities or field trips. Phones and other cellular devices must remain off and in backpacks during these times. Cell phones and electronic devices with access to the internet may not be used during recesses (use of the internet at school must be supervised).
Students shall conduct themselves in a manner that contributes to a productive learning atmosphere for themselves and their classmates. Students are expected to be attentive, cooperative, and industrious while in the classroom. Students who habitually disrupt or destroy the learning atmosphere shall be disciplined. The classroom teacher will determine specific classroom rules.
1. Items that disrupt the educational mission will not be allowed. All personal items including clothing shall be free of writing, pictures, or any other insignias, which are crude, vulgar, profane, violent, or sexually suggestive.
2. Items which bear advertising, promotions and likeness of tobacco, alcohol, or drugs are contrary to the educational mission and will not be allowed.
3. All students shall maintain their hair in a clean, well-groomed manner. Any hairstyle that draws undue attention or disrupts the learning environment will not be allowed.
4. All students shall wear clean clothing. Any clothing, jewelry, or accessories that draw undue attention, disrupt the learning environment, or pose a health or safety risk will not be allowed.
5. Students shall not wear clothes that are mutilated, cut off, or immodest, e.g., short shorts, mini skirts, bare midriffs, halter-tops, spaghetti straps, tank shirts, or similar clothing. Clothing shall cover the midriff, underwear, backs and cleavage at all times. Skirts, dresses and shorts must be at least mid-thigh length or longer when seated.
6. Hats of any kind are not allowed within the building except as part of an approved activity, or for religious, or medical purposes.
7. School officials may require students to wear certain types of clothing for health of safety reasons in connection with certain specialized activities.
8. Gang related clothing, colors and paraphernalia shall not be allowed in schools or activities. School officials shall determine what constitutes “gang” clothing, colors, and paraphernalia after consulting law enforcement agencies as needed.
9. Shoes shall be worn at all times to ensure personal safety and hygiene.
1. All students will be allowed to participate in organized games.
2. Students will use appropriate language and be courteous. Naming calling is not allowed.
3. Students will treat supervising adults with respect and follow their directions.
4. Students will use equipment (balls, jump ropes, etc.) according to the rules. Students may not bring baseball/softball bats to school. Bat and ball games may only take place under the direct supervision of a teacher or staff member.
5. All playground equipment (slides, etc.) should be used properly.
6. Contact games or activities that include tackling, shoving, pushing, rough play or riding on backs or shoulders are not allowed.
7. Students may not leave the grounds to retrieve playground equipment.
8. No sliding on ice, throwing snow, rocks, ice, etc.
9. Fighting and snowballing are not allowed. Students who engage in either of these behaviors may face suspension and their parents will be contacted.
10. Violations of these rules may result in the loss of recess on the playground.
Each student is expected to demonstrate proper behavior when using the restroom. Cleanliness and good health habits are expected. The toilet should always be flushed. Water should be kept in the sink. Students should knock on a stall door before entering if the door isn’t open. Students should wash their hands and leave the restroom clean. The soap dispenser should be used appropriately. Paper towels should be disposed of in wastepaper baskets. Students should not climb on the bathroom stalls. Students who disregard the rules will be disciplined.
The following conduct is defined as “dangerous or disruptive conduct” and is prohibited on school property, at school-sponsored activities, or while traveling in school-funded or school-dispatched vehicles.
1. Possessing (regardless of intent), using, selling or attempting to possess, use or sell any firearm, weapon, knife, explosive device, noxious or flammable material, firework, chemical weapon, martial arts weapon or other instrument including those which eject a projectile or substance of any kind, or any replica or facsimile of any of the above, whether functional or nonfunctional, whether designed for use as a weapon or for some other use.
2. Causing, or attempting, threatening or conspiring to cause damage to personal or real property, or causing or attempting, threatening or conspiring to cause harm to a person through:
a. Possession or distribution of drugs or alcoholic beverages. (See Policy JICH – Drugs and Alcohol and the Drug and Alcohol section below).
b. Sexual harassment or fabrication of sexual harassment charges with malicious intent to defame character. (See Student Sexual Harassment section).
c. Arson—the willful and malicious destruction of any part of a building or its contents or occupants by use of fire or explosive.
d. Burglary—breaking, entering or remaining in a structure without authorization during the hours when the premises are closed to students.
e. Theft/Larceny/Stealing—the intentional unlawful taking and/or carrying away of property belonging to or in the lawful possession or custody of another.
f. Criminal Mischief—willful or malicious injury or damage in excess of $300 to public property or to real or personal property belonging to another.
g. Battery—the unlawful and intentional touching or striking of another person against his or her will.
h. Assault—placing another person in fear or apprehension of a harmful or offensive touching, whether or not a touching is actually intended.
i. Hazing—(see Policy JICFA).
j. Vandalism—willfully defacing, cutting, marring, injuring, damaging, or losing school or staff property. Official grade transcripts and diplomas may be withheld until the student or the student’s parent(s)/guardian has paid for the damage or made appropriate restitution.
k. Gang-related Activity—dangerous or disruptive activity, which may include but is not necessarily limited to the following:
1. wearing, possessing, using, distributing, displaying or selling any clothing, jewelry, emblem, badge, symbol, sign or other things which evidence membership in a gang;
2. using a name which is associated with or attributable to a gang;
3. ordesignating turf or an area for gang activities, occupation, or ownership.
l. Bullying— aggressive behavior that is intentional and that involves an imbalance of power or strength. A student is being bullied or victimized when he or she is exposed, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more students.
m. Involvement in any activity which violates federal, state or local law or regulation, disrupting normal school proceedings, or causing, or attempting, threatening or conspiring to cause other students to violate federal, state or local law or regulation or to disrupt school proceedings, or attempting, threatening or conspiring to do any of these. These activities include, but are not limited to: extortion, forgery, lewdness, and distributing obscene materials.
3. Students with prior knowledge of dangerous or disruptive behavior have the duty to report such behavior to school administration. Students that fail to report such behavior are subject to appropriate disciplinary sanctions.
The following substances are prohibited at school:
- Illegal drugs
- Alcoholic beverages
- Illegal psycho toxic chemicals (inhalants)
- Prescription medications in excess of an 8-hour dosage
- Over-the-counter medication in excess of an 8-hour dosage
- The possession, use, or distribution by students of any substance listed above is prohibited on school property, or at any other extracurricular, school sponsored activity that is held off school property.
Violations will result in the strict application of Canyons District’s Drug and Alcohol Policy. This policy is available on the district webpage.
Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and any other verbal, visual or physical conduct that adversely affects a person’s educational opportunities, relationships, and environment. Sexual harassment may include but is not limited to the following:
1.Sex role stereotyping,
2.Visual or verbal gender abuse, and
3.Unwelcome sexual behavior
Students who engage in this behavior may be suspended from school.
Students who choose not to follow the rules may lose their recess and/or other privileges. Frequent or serious violations of the code will be investigated and, if necessary, a parent conference held. Violations may result in suspension from school.
Canyons District students and employees are entitled to a learning/working environment that is free from unlawful and violent acts. Students whose actions pose a threat to the health and safety of students and staff members shall be suspended and/ excluded from school.