DESCRIPTIONS OF CLASSROOM MANAGED BEHAVIORS
AIDING IN OFFENSE: Assistance or participation in a behavioral infraction.
CAFETERIA MISCONDUCT: Failure to follow the established cafeteria protocols.
- Walk into the cafeteria in an orderly fashion, using the doors on the right.
- Form two lines on either side of the salad bar to purchase lunch.
- Choose one table to sit at for the entire lunch period. Students may not visit other tables.
- You can have up to: 8 people at round tables and 4 people in a booth.
- Eat only from your plate and drink only from your drink container.
- Ask permission from an adult before leaving the cafeteria for any reason.
- Clean and wash the table/surrounding area at the conclusion of lunch.
- Wait until an adult dismisses your table. (Clean, quiet tables will be dismissed first!)
CELL PHONE USE: Student use of a cell phone during the school day.
Per board policy, cell phones are prohibited at Mt. Ararat Middle School during the school day. Students are expected to keep cell phones turned off and locked in their lockers. Students who violate this policy will have their phones confiscated and held by an adult for the remainder of the school day. Depending on the individual circumstance, phones may be turned over to the administration for follow-up with the students and parents.
CHEATING & PLAGIARIZING: The copying of all or part of another’s work without giving credit or using quotations, intentionally or not.
COMPUTER MISUSE—CLASSROOM: Use of the school-issued laptop for non-educational purposes during class time or failure to follow the teacher’s instructions with respect to computer use.
FILE: IGDB, IJNDB, IJNDB-R
All board policies, school rules, and expectations concerning student conduct and communications apply when students are using computers. Students are also expected to comply with all specific instructions from teachers and other school staff or volunteers when using the District’s computers.
DISRESPECT: Violation of the classroom or team’s definition of respect, as outlined in their Code of Cooperation. Infractions may include rude language or tone, yelling, name-calling, ignoring of directions, etc.
Students have the right to express frustration, but may not direct that frustration towards others in a disrespectful manner.
DRESS CODE: Failure to follow the school dress expectations.
Students are expected to dress neatly and appropriately every day.
Hats/Hoods: Hats and hoods may be worn until a student reaches his/her locker, during motor break, and after dismissal. During the school day, hats must be stowed in student lockers.
Coats/Jackets: Coats and jackets may be worn until a student reaches his/her locker, during motor break, and after dismissal. During the school day, coats and jackets must be stowed in student lockers.
Shirts/Shorts/Pants/Dresses: Shirts, shorts, pants, and dresses should be neat and school-appropriate. Clothing should fit properly and not be too long, short, or baggy. Underwear must be covered at all times. Clothing, which advertises illegal substances or obscene material, is not allowed in school.
Footwear: Footwear must be worn at all times and must be safe for walking on stairs.
Jewelry: Any sharp or pointed jewelry may not be worn in school.
Students may speak with their advisors for clarifications on the dress code expectations.
FAILURE TO FOLLOW TEACHER REQUEST**: Refusal to follow a specific teacher request.
**Refusal to go to the office when asked will result in an automatic administrative consequence.
FOOD, DRINK, GUM IN CLASSROOM: Violation of the classroom or team’s rules with respect to food, drink, or gum.
Students may not consume food or drink in school corridors. Students may not consume caffeinated drinks during the school day.
INAPPROPRIATE LANGUAGE/GESTURES: CONVERSATION: Use of vulgar, obscene, or biased language/gestures in general conversation.
LOST/DAMAGED SCHOOL MATERIALS: Loss or damage of school-issued property including, but not limited to, library books, textbooks, computers, desks, or lockers.
MOTOR BREAK MISCONDUCT: Failure to follow established motor break protocols.
PUBLIC DISPLAYS OF AFFECTION: Inappropriate touching, kissing, or hugging.
ROUGH-HOUSING: Making physical contact with another student in a rowdy manner.
SKIPPING CLASS: Failure to attend scheduled class without expressed permission from a teacher or staff member.
TARDINESS TO CLASS: Attendance to class more than four minutes after the scheduled start time.
Teachers will build four minutes into the start time of each period. Students arriving more than four minutes after the start of class will be considered tardy to class. Teachers will keep track of the accumulation of tardies and assign consequences to students as indicated above.