midway School Student Handbook & Code of Student Conduct High School Handbook & Code of Student Conduct Elementary Student Handbook & Code of Student Conduct Student Handbooks & Code and Conduct Mechanicsburg Area Senior High School Mechanicsburg Area School District Mechanicsburg Area School District This Code of Student Conduct also: Dearest school beneath the sky- Mechanicsburg High! The mission of the Mechanicsburg Area School District is to develop: Mark K. Leidy, Ed.D. Superintendent of Schools Mechanicsburg High School’s newspaper, These policies contain within them, the legal citations from which they were developed. When student behaviors are inappropriate and impact negatively on a positive learning environment, the disciplinary options that are identified in the Code of Student Conduct will be utilized by the School’s Administrators. This Code is printed in English, the predominant language of the majority of the students of the Mechanicsburg Area School District. If English is not your predominant language and you need assistance in translating this document, please contact the dominant Academic Officer at 691-4500. Upon request, the document will be translated to your predominant language. Cumberland-Perry parish Vocational-Technical School Students are encouraged to use the standard excuse blanks that are provided by the school , author James D. Lester defines plagiarism as “ purposely using another person ’s writing as your own” . He further describes plagiarism as “the flagrant, dishonest use of sources without documentation… ” . Because academic integrity is important to the faculty and students of MASH and because plagiarism is a serious and legal issue facing students, the teachers at Mechanicsburg Area Senior High School want each student writer to conform to these rules of conduct when presenting another author’s ideas: Reckless operation of a vehicle on school property Acts that result in violence to another person or his/her property or the property of the school district. Such acts are usually malicious in their motivation and pose a direct threat to the safety of others in the school. While the administrative staff, coaching staff, advisors and faculty cannot observe students seven days a week/twenty-four hours a day, students are expected to abide by all school regulations. Parents/guardians are obligated and expected to support and enforce these regulations. Any violation brought to the attention of the administration shall be investigated. of secondary school students to military recruiters. However, students who are eighteen years old or older, and the parent/guardian of any student who is less than 18, may opt out of such disclosure if they do not want their directory information to be released to a military recruiter. The opportunity to opt out of this requirement will be provided at the beginning of the year. Members of the Board of School Directors In order to protect the right of all students to receive the best education possible in a safe and orderly learning environment, certain types of behavior are prohibited. Student misconduct is classified in four levels—based upon place of occurrence, frequency of occurrence, and disruptive effect upon the safety and orderliness of the learning environment. . An interview with their counselor, the school to career coordinator and recommendations of their teachers are also necessary. Co-op is available to juniors and seniors. Students who will miss any classes as a result of an The driver of the bus has the authority to direct students with regard to bus behavior and to assign seats where appropriate. Behavior infractions will be reported to the appropriate administrator. In the event that behavior is such that it is, in the judgment of the driver, unsafe to proceed, the driver can stop the bus in a safe area and request assistance from the police and/or the appropriate school administrator. The following rules regarding bus behavior will apply: Are lewd, vulgar or obscene or contain material deemed to be harmful to impressionable students who may receive them. Three or more tardies to school – suspension of privilege may be enforced Aiding or abetting in the delinquency of a student Students absent on the day of the dance or on in-school or out-of-school suspension will not be admitted. The Board respects the rights of students to express themselves in word or symbol and to distribute materials as a part of that expression, but it also recognizes that the exercise of that right must be limited by the districts responsibility to maintain an orderly school environment and to protect the rights of all members of the school community. Student Commons will be closed Students will be provided with an opt-out form on the first day of school. If students do not wish to receive information about the yearbook at their house, they must return the form by the specified date. All student names and addresses will be provided to Smart award and Balfour publishing after the specified opt-out date. Any student who does not submit an opt-out form will receive communications about ordering a two thousand and eighteen must notify the teachers of those classes that you will miss, that community, students participating in school sponsored organizations are If you are parked on school property, anywhere other than the student parking lot Failure to abide by AEA rules may result in an out-of-school suspension. Mrs . Leilani Reeder ....... School to Career Coordinator Skateboarding on school property is prohibited – at all times. Students are not to park in the first the student ’s parent or guardian High School Certificate of Participation ........ one The student assistance program is a statewide initiative designed to help students who show signs of experiencing serious school-related problems. Through a referral process, students are identified, interviewed, and, if appropriate, referred to an outside agency. Student assistance is an intervention process, not a treatment program. Violation of any federal, state, or local law while on school property or at any school event. Students shall refrain from circulating gossip with malicious intent. No student will be permitted to sign his/her own excuses, notes, etc. – unless the student can provide proof of legal emancipation. Make implied or overt threats of violence toward another student. Student and parent/guardian verification of understanding is required and must be on file with the District before participation is allowed . The student must stay at home during regular school hours. The student may The Board reserves the right to designate and prohibit manifestations of student expression which are not protected by the right of free expression because they violate the rights of others. Such expressions are those which: Enabling another student to cheat by giving them your work to copy. prance attendance is limited to MASH students. cases where a student ’s work in the preceding school year does not meet the standards, the student shall be ineligible to participate in any extra-curricular activities from the start of practices through the first fifteen school days of the next school year beginning on the first day of school. Follow all school rules. A student threatens to strike, shove, kick, or otherwise subject a member of the faculty or staff to physical contact; or Students may not possess, use, or duplicate school keys. – school will not be held that day. Make-up days are listed on the school calendar Students will be required to surrender their cell phones when requesting to rest in the normal Room. Cell phones will be returned when the student is returning to class. Cell phone use may be permitted by the nurse in order to expedite reaching a parent or guardian. . ” NAVIANCE is the vehicle by which all students explore, identify and apply to post-secondary educational institutions. Assistant Coach…….Sue Canniff Assistant Coach… ….Steve Bishop Parties are not permitted during regular school hours. Tardy to School – Students should NOT text or call parent/guardian to go home without first seeing the school nurse. Proper student conduct on school buses is essential to the health and safety of all students. Persistent misbehavior on the part of any student may result in the revocation of the privilege to ride the school bus. Should a student lose the privilege, it becomes the responsibility of the parent or guardian to provide transportation. Take the PSAT/NMSQT. in October of the sophomore and junior years. This will help predict the SAT score and provide an idea concerning which schools the students should consider. A student engages in a course of conduct or repeatedly commits acts which alarm or seriously annoy a member of the faculty or staff and which serve no legitimate purpose. If a student refuses to speak to school officials without their parents/guardians present and requests the presence of his/her parent/guardian, an attempt will be made to contact the parent/guardian. Broad Street Elementary School Head Coach…… … .Mike Glumac Assistant Coach… …Lin Nester If a student refuses to speak to school officials without their parents or guardians present and requests the presence of his/her parent/guardian, an attempt will be made to contact the parent/guardian. Vehicle parked improperly . Evaluation by Superintendent with possible Hearing before the School Board. Chronic disruption to the learning environment the student refuses to speak to the administration, with or without the presence of parents/guardians, this behavior shall be considered uncooperative in nature. the student refuses to speak to the administration, with or without the presence of parents/guardians, this behavior shall be considered uncooperative in nature. – in effect during regular school hours and during all school-sponsored activities from the date of payment until the end of the current school year. Coats, gloves, hats, sunglasses and outerwear jackets must be kept in student lockers throughout the day. Exceptions to this rule may be made by the administration . Passes to the Counseling & Career Center and the library will not be provided These rules apply to students while at school, while attending school-sponsored activities, while traveling to and from school or traveling to and from school-sponsored activities, regardless of whether students are traveling via school district furnished transportation and while otherwise under the supervision and control of the school. Students may enroll in Advocate the use or advertise the availability of any substance or material which is illegal or may reasonably be believed to constitute a direct and substantial danger to the health of students . A visual display in the student commons considers the student and the circumstances of the situation; and Keep in touch with your school counselor in order to avoid errors in scheduling and to make the most of your years at mush . Supplying information to another student when students are expected to work independently. A letter of congratulations sent to parent or guardian and to the student During a period of alternative education assignment, the student: Students who are repeatedly tardy will be subject to additional consequences. Harassment of Faculty / Staff Students shall refrain from: using profane or obscene language; openly defying school authorities; endangering the health, safety, or welfare of other students, school district employees, or visitors. . If students do not use the standard form, the excuse must include: should make arrangements with a classmate to collect books and assignments may not enter upon school property Objects, materials or substances recovered during a locker search may be used as evidence against the student in disciplinary proceedings. will not be in class. You must get any assignments that The aisle must be kept clear; books and other belongings should be held by the students, or properly stowed out of the way . Evaluation by the Superintendent with possible hearing before the School Board. Evaluation by the Superintendent with possible hearing before the School Board. Only vehicles registered with the school may be parked in the student lot between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m . on days when school is in session. Tags are Unauthorized use of another student’s permit. is the responsibility of the students to conform to the following: Not use obscene language in student media or on school premises. MODIFIED fleshly EDUCATION CLASS No students will be permitted to re-enter the dance after leaving. Ranking of all students begins in the ninth grade and continues through grade twelve, and is computed using all deal one hundred and forty-five of the one thousand, nine hundred and ninety-six session of the universal Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania specifically prohibits the use and/or possession of tobacco by students in school building, on school buses, and on school property owned Dr. Alan Vandrew ……. ..............Assistant Superintendent, CFO Additionally, an unexcused absence of a student who is less than seventeen years old is Students may not possess any contraband material that could threaten the health, safety, or welfare of any member of the school community . : The student will not participate in his/her scheduled school sponsored activity that day or evening. Resilient, self-directed learners able to achieve personal goals School setting means in the school, on school grounds, in school vehicles, at a designated bus stop or at any activity sponsored, supervised or sanctioned by the school. Parents/guardians and students need to be aware that participation in extracurricular activities is a privilege. Students may not come to the library from commons, as they are expected to remain in commons until the end of the period. The library is available to all students during the lunch periods. Students may not sleep. Act aggressively toward another student. If you plan to move out of this school district, you should see your counselor immediately. Students assigned to an alternative education assignment may be required to complete additional work that is specific to the behavior that led to the alternative education assignment. SUSPENSION Conference with school counselor Copying another student’s work, and submitting it as your In the event of severe weather, students and staff will be instructed, via announcement, to report to areas of the building on the first floor that are relatively safe and free from glass. Students and staff may be instructed to get into a take cover position allows all students in the class to learn; Unexcused or illegal tardiness to school. Evaluation of offense will determine if referral to the School Board is appropriate on the first offense. If a student arrives to school after the tardy bell and within the first two hours of the school day the following actions will result: attend or participate in any school-sponsored activity – either curricular or extra-curricular. Exclusions from curricular or extracurricular activities may extend beyond the last day of the OSS as determined by the student ’s administrator. The student must remain in the Counseling Center. He/she may not visit the Student Commons. Students must not throw objects inside the bus or out the windows. Personal music devices may not be used during school hours. Maintain the best possible academic record in High school. are those that are serious in nature and may result in discipline that includes an alternative education assignment, suspension, and/or expulsion from school. Police may be notified, depending on the seriousness of the violation. – bus schedules and start of school set back two hours. Clothing that presents a safety hazard, interferes with the educational process, or has the potential to cause a disruption will not be allowed. – bus schedules and start of school set back one hour. Any acts whose consequences seriously endanger the health or safety of the individual or others in the school. Damage property belonging to another student. Unexcused absence, full or partial day – . Skateboarding on school property Evaluation of the offense by the administration will determine if referral to the School Board is appropriate on the first offense. If a student is absent a half day or the entire day, the student will not be allowed to participate in his/her scheduled school-sponsored activity that day or evening . A pupil Attendance Improvement Plan may be initiated when a student has accumulated three or more days without a lawful excuse within one academic year, a student has accumulated fifteen or more absences within one academic year, or a student has demonstrated a pattern of habitual truancy or excessive absences in the previous academic year. this procedure is not possible, the school doctor can be scheduled to provide the necessary service. If the mandated physical is not completed, the student will be excluded from school until a physical is done. . The campus speed limit is is the responsibility of each student to respect the rights of teachers, students, administrators, and all students who are involved in the educational process. Students should express their ideas and opinions in a respectful manner. Mr. Jeff Costello – LEARN two of use and/or possession of any of the above substances will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and will result in an out-of-school suspension of up to ten days. Additionally, Level IV violations involving substance abuse at  ; the secondary level Students are required to acknowledge that they receive, read, understand and agree to abide by the check-in anytime between the beginning of school and the end of Period 2. If the weather is favorable, students may use the adjacent courtyard . Students are required to attend all other assignments, except those specifically listed above . Students who are assigned more than one detention must serve those detentions on consecutive days. Illegal absence, full or partial day – . Not miss more than twenty days of school during any semester. ALTERNATIVE ability ASSIGNMENT Students who wish to see their permanent records should ask the counselor. If there is a challenge to any information included as part of the permanent record, the counselor will advise as to the appropriate course of action, as outlined in Gambling by students is prohibited. In order to provide an equitable class rank system, students are given two ranks : an emergency exists, the student should inform the secretary. All the resources you need are readily available to you: teachers, counselors and support staff who are solely concerned about your success; an ambitious and challenging curriculum tailored to your needs; co-curricular and athletic programs to enhance and showcase your talents and abilities; and a rich tradition nurtured by the spirit and collaboration of individuals working to build a school community. Volunteer information in matters relating to the health, safety, and welfare of the school community and the protection of school property. Head Coach……………Anthony Rose Assistant Coach…… … .Gary Cottingham Assistant Coach…… ….Bobby Menteer Students who earn the following weighted GPA point totals will be awarded an academic letter: While visiting the Commons, students must: Students must not extend arms or other body parts out the windows. A student ’s complete school record may be considered during an expulsion hearing –  ; including, his/her records from a different school district. If eligible, you may go directly to the library. You must remain in the library until the end of the period. Students shall refrain from any conduct that will interfere with the rights of other students to learn or to participate in other curricular, co-curricular, or extracurricular activities. Mr. Joel Covert… …….. Grade ten Counselor During the course of an investigation, information may be gathered via student interviews and other means. Statements and evidence gathered by school officials during the course of an investigation may be provided to appropriate law enforcement authorities. During the course of an investigation, information may be gathered via student interviews and other means. Statements and evidence gathered by school officials during the course of an investigation may be provided to appropriate law enforcement authorities. If an eligible student elects After arriving at school either by school bus or by private transportation, students must remain on school property until dismissed. Develop study skills, work habits, and personal responsibility so that the student may become an independent learner. Non-prescription or prescription nutritional or herbal supplements, including homeopathic preparations, will not be given in the school or on any school sponsored activity. There are not exceptions to this rule. When a student visits the Counseling Center: The price of a student lunch is If a student rides a bicycle to school , he/she is expected to lock the bike on the bicycle racks that are provided in the front of the building. Bicycles are not to be brought into the building. Ms. Gail Hiestand… …...Grade 9 Counselor Students must maintain an acceptable level of noise and refrain from singing, shouting, or cheering so as not to distract the driver. Not attend more than eight semesters of school beyond eighth grade. come onto school property, Student may not possess food, drink, cards, games, or portable music devices . of a one-day assignment to AEA . Report accurately and do not use indecent or obscene language in student newspapers or publications. – Any substance inappropriately used by a student that is intended to alter mood or is a health- endangering compound. Any volatile solvents or inhalants, such as but not limited to glue and aerosol products. Insubordination, defiance, verbal disrespect toward any school employee. as a minor subject meeting three times per cycle or students may elect the Physical assault directed toward a district employee. all students. Students may request hearing screenings, vision screenings, growth measurements, and blood pressure screenings if they feel they need them. STUDENTS ’ RIGHT TO DUE PROCESS courses in which semester exams courses in which semester exams Dress and groom to meet fair standards of safety and health, and not to cause substantial disruption to the educational processes. Misuse of pass/late to class Enrich the school experiences and encourage a carryover into leisure and career-oriented interests. Hackey-sac is not to be played in the school building. Students may not eat, drink or chew gum on the bus . Omit sources consulted but not cited in the text. be called out of class to respond to a telephone call, and only in the case of an emergency will a message be delivered to a student. Anytime you are late getting to school, At the end of each month, each academic department will honor one student who has: The student must check-in with the secretary. , as dictated by Pennsylvania’s compulsory Attendance Law. If you accumulate three or more illegal absences, your parents will be notified – and will possibly be issued an official attendance warning notice, which would advise them that any additional illegal absence would result in the issuance of a citation . Students may purchase food only during their scheduled lunch period, and no food or drinks may be taken out of the cafeteria . . Students must submit a new registration application each year. Students must remain seated while the bus is in motion. Students should proceed quickly and in an orderly fashion when boarding/disembarking the bus . come to school, go to work, or do community service through a school program. A student’s performance on the Keystone tests will result in one of the following performance level ratings in each area tested: may not leave until the end of the school day, unless the nurse sends you home or you received permission from an administrator.
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