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					            Student Conduct
          Expectations and Rules
                    Puyallup School District

*All information contained in this presentation comes directly from the
Puyallup School District Elementary School Rights and Responsibilities
Handbook. Some information may have been revised or paraphrased.
 Raise your hand if you can tell me
why we should have rules at school?
  Safety of students, teachers, staff, and visitors
  Promotes a positive, orderly learning environment,
   free from chaos, harm, and unwanted disruptions
  Makes the school a place you would want to come
   and learn
  Promotes fairness and respect for all
  Students should learn and model good citizenship
   and proper social behavior
  Gives all students a chance to learn in a safe and
   productive environment

             Can you think of any other reasons?
Rules and expectations
  are important and
  Levels of Behavior and
• Level 1 - Yellow slides – offenses resulting
  in classroom and/or school discipline
• Level 2 - Orange slides - offenses which
  may result in suspension or expulsion
• Level 3 - Red slides – offenses which are
  EXCEPTIONAL and may result in
  suspension or expulsion regardless of
  whether or not it was a first time offense
• Discipline means all forms of corrective
  punishment other than suspension or expulsion.
• Classroom disciplinary actions may be imposed in
  lieu of or in addition to school disciplinary actions.
• School disciplinary actions may be in addition or
  in place of in-school or out-of-school suspensions,
  depending on the situation. School administrators
  will decide on appropriate disciplinary measures.
  Cheating or Plagiarism
• Students who plagiarized materials, in
  whole or in part, in papers or projects,
  provide work to be plagiarized or are
  involved in any other form of academic
  cheating shall be subject to disciplinary
  action and/or failure of an assignment or
  project for a first offense.
• Progressive discipline will be applied for
  subsequent offenses.
 Damaging School Property

• Students who damage school or other
  property will be liable for damages to the
  extent permitted by law. The
  student/parent or guardian will be held
• Any student found damaging, losing,
  defacing school property will be required
  to pay for the damage or loss.
   Executing Emergency
• Emergency drills are to be taken seriously.
• Students are expected to maintain
  classroom conduct throughout the entire
  drill and to become informed of the exit
  route for each of their classrooms.
• In the event of an actual emergency or
  drill, students must comply with all
  administrative directives.
  Activities Attendance
• Any student participating in an extra
  curricular activity/contest shall be
  expected to attend and participate in
  class on the day of the scheduled
• Failure to comply may result in a
  student being ineligible to participate
  in the activity/contest.
  Failure to Comply with
      Bus Regulations
• All school rules and regulations apply
  to conduct on a school bus.
• Misconduct may result in removal of
  bus riding privileges as well as other
  forms of corrective action
  appropriate to the situation.
      False Allegations

• Knowingly reporting or causing the
  reporting of false facts regarding
  misconduct or other information to
  school officials likely to cause an
  official response, or corroborating of
  such information is prohibited.
Failure to Participate in PE
 or Wear Appropriate PE
• All students are expected to
  participate in fitness activities.
• Appropriate athletic shoes and
  clothing that allows for movement
  and modesty are recommended.
• Failure to comply may negatively
  affect student’s P.E. grade.
    Food or Beverages

• Gum chewing is not allowed at school.
• Food and beverages will be consumed
  in designated areas.

• Gambling on school grounds is not
    Hallway Misconduct

• Students passing through the halls
  should be as quiet as possible.
• No horseplay is allowed, including
  (but not limited to) running, tripping,
  pushing, and sliding down banisters.

• No eating is allowed in hallways and
  stairways, and students are expected
  to pick up litter following lunch and
  leave their lunch areas clean.
• Garbage cans are to be used to
  dispose litter.

• Loitering is not allowed in any hallway or on
  campus during the day or before/after
  school hours.
• After school, a student is expected to go
  home promptly after the last class, unless
  attending a school activity.
 Misconduct and General
• Students are expected to behave in a
  manner that is conducive to a learning
• Behavior that is detrimental to obtaining a
  positive learning environment is prohibited.
• Failure to behave accordingly may result in
  the student being denied participation in
  school activities such as field trips,
  assemblies, or other school events.

• Swearing, profanity, vulgarity,
  inappropriate gestures, obscenities
  or other lewd speech is prohibited.
Public Displays of Affection

• Students are expected to exercise
  self-control and respect for the
  reputation of others.
• Kissing and inappropriate displays of
  affection are not allowed.
    Search and Seizure

• School authorities may seize any
  contraband (illegal or unauthorized)
  substance or object.
• Students must comply with a reasonable
  search by school authorities including
  lockers, desks, motor vehicles, backpacks
  or bags, or purses.
 Selling Items at School

• The conducting of private business or
  selling of unauthorized items is
• Property may be confiscated and law
  authorities contacted.
 Skates, Skateboards, In-
Line Skates, Scooters, and
      Wheeled Shoes
• Students are prohibited from and
  sort of wheeled riding devices.
• These items may be confiscated.
• This applies to all District properties
  at all times.
    Valuables at School

• Large sums of money and other valuable
  items should be left at home.
• Articles of value for class display should
  be locked in a teacher’s cabinet or checked
  in at the office.
• The District assumes no responsibility for
  loss to student’s personal property.

• Students are responsible for the
  condition of and/or loss of their
  books at the end of the school year.
• A fee may be charged for lost,
  stolen, or damaged textbooks.

• The following offenses may result in
  an in-school or out-of-school
• Classroom disciplinary actions may be
  imposed in addition to a suspension,
  depending on the offense.
• All students are expected to be regular in attendance.
  A pattern of absenteeism is cause for disciplinary
  action and/or suspension.
• A student is considered unexcused when he/she misses
  all or part of a class period without teacher or office
• Parents/guardians must take responsibility for
  students who miss the bus. A missed bus, missed ride,
  or car problems is not a valid excuse for an absence or
• Excused absences may include illness, medical/dental
  appointments, appointments/services, bereavement,
  family emergency, court appearances, or planned
  Leaving School Grounds
  without Proper Consent
• Permission in writing from the office
  must be obtained to leave the campus
  at any time after arriving on school
  grounds. Parent/guardian and office
  approval must be granted.
• Students leaving without permission
  will be considered unexcused.
• Students are considered tardy when they are not
  in their classrooms when the bell rings for the
  beginning of the school session.
• After 3 tardies, notice may be given to the
  student and parent/guardian and corrective
  actions taken.
• After the 5th tardy during a trimester, a parent
  conference may be held and student assigned
  appropriate discipline, which may include but is
  not limited to suspension from school.
   Early Dismissal and Re-
• All arrangements for early dismissal or
  late arrivals must be arranged through the
  school office.
• If a student needs to be dismissed early,
  he or she must have a note from his/her
  parent/guardian and sign out in the office.
   Dress and Appearance
• Students are to come to school well-
  groomed and appropriately dressed.
• Dress/appearance must not present
  health or safety problems, nor be
  vulgar, offensive, or cause disruption.
• Clothing styles must not create
  conflict or be intimidating.
   Dress and Appearance
• Clothing that is degrading, harassing,
  hostile, intimidating, offensive, or
  discriminatory is also prohibited.
• Teachers, in consultation with school
  administrators, may restrict
  appearance and attire, including
  footware, with special consideration
  for safety and health issues.
   Dress and Appearance
• No clothing with words, depictions or
  themes related to alcohol, tobacco,
  or drug use, gang affiliations.
• No sexually oriented text, themes, or
• Except for t-shirts, all
  undergarments must be covered at all
    Dress and Appearance
• Pants are not to be sagging.
• Skirts and shorts must not be any higher
  than the middle of the thigh.
• Blouses, shirts, and tops must not expose
  the waist, hips, midriff, or shoulders.
• No tube, tank, one-shouldered, low-cut,
  halter, spaghetti strap, see-through, or
  bare-back tops. (3-finger test for straps)
    Dress and Appearance
• No jewelry that presents safety hazards,
  such as safety pins, chains, etc.
• No hats or head covering may be worn in
  the building during school hours.
• All students must wear shoes. Sandals
  with heel straps are permitted. No flip-
  flops (see fitness attire section.)
• Sunglasses must not be worn indoors.

• Falsely representing or forging a
  parent/guardian’s, or staff member’s
  signature on any letter to the school,
  or any school document will result in
  discipline and/or suspension.
Freedom of Expression that
 Causes School Disruption
• Distribution of written material, oral
  expression, or any other expressive
  activity, where substantial disruption
  to the educational process occurs or
  could occur, is prohibited.
 Tobacco Use or Possession
• Students of any age may not smoke,
  consume, or possess tobacco products at
  any time while on or around School District
  – 1st offense: one day suspension, parent
    notification, conference, enrollment in a
    tobacco cessation clinic, possible law
    enforcement citation issued.
  – 2nd offense: all of the above except suspension
    is lengthened for up to ten school days
  – All subsequent offenses: All of the above
    except a long-term suspension may be added
• The following behaviors are classified
  as Exceptional Misconduct and allow
  for short-term and long-term
  suspensions regardless of a student’s
  past disciplinary record.
• Classroom disciplinary actions may also
  be imposed, depending on incident.
 Aggressive or Reckless
• Any action that poses a risk of harm
  to others or property.
• This includes horseplay.

•   Intentionally injuring another.
•   Attempting to injure another.
•   Threatening to injure another.
•   Is considered a more serious
    misconduct than fighting.

• A physical altercation (cause of
  harm) to another.
• Encouraging or promoting an
  altercation between others.

• Communicating an intent to cause
  harm to another.
• Making a threat to use a bomb or
  other dangerous device.
   Alcoholic Beverages or
        Other Drugs

• The student use of alcohol and other
  illegal or prohibited/harmful drugs is
  prohibited (law enforcement will be
• No medication is allowed at school
  unless under the direction of the
  school nurse.
     Drug Paraphernalia

• Possessing, selling, or distributing
  materials used in connection with the
  ingestion or preparations of drugs, such as
  pipes, rolling papers, syringes, and other
  items is prohibited.
• Consequences include suspension and/or
        Criminal Acts

• Students charged with, or convicted
  of a crime that has a real and
  substantial relationship to the lawful
  operation and maintenance of the
  District may be disciplined,
  suspended, or expelled.
     Disruption of the
    Educational Process
• Students must comply with reasonable
  instructions of District personnel.
• Any conduct that interferes or threatens
  to interfere with the educational process
  is prohibited.
• Students creating disturbances may be
  guilty of a misdemeanor (RCW
• This includes multiple offenses of less
  serious nature or single major offenses.
      Explosive Devices

• Students who possess, traffic in, or
  detonate any explosive device which can
  result in an explosion or fire on school
  property will be suspended or expelled.
  The same disciplinary action will be
  imposed on look-a-like devices.
• Law enforcement agents will be notified.
 False Alarms of Fire or
   Other Emergencies

• Triggering a fire alarm or reporting a
  fire or other emergency without
  reasonable grounds for such action is
  Firearms and Dangerous
• State law prohibits any person to
  carry on to school premises, school
  transportation, or other school
  facilities the following:
         »   Any firearm
         »   Any dangerous instrument or weapon
         »   Any air gun
         »   Any stunning or shocking devices
         »   Any object that looks like a weapon
   Matches or Lighters

• Using or possessing matches,
  lighters, or other fire producing
  devices on school property is
• Police and/or fire department
  officials may be notified.

• Setting a fire while on school district
  property is prohibited.
• Police and/or fire department
  officials may be notified.
       Gang Activities

• Student behavior, dress, signing or
  symbolism intended to represent
  affiliation with an illegal gang will not
  be tolerated on school grounds or at
  school sponsored events.
 Harassment, Bullying, or
• Students may not engage in racial, sexual,
  or other forms of harassment,
  intimidation, or bullying of students or
• Actions that tend to create, or would
  create, if uncorrected, a hostile,
  offensive, or abusive work or learning
  environments are prohibited.

• Subjecting newcomers to unpleasant,
  abusive, or ridiculous treatment is
• Students shall not participate in or
  conspire with others to participate in
  hazing or acts that may injure, degrade,
  disgrace, or put others at risk in any way.

• Willful disobedience of the
  reasonable requests of any staff
  member is prohibited.
• Students must identify themselves
  to all staff members. Failure to do
  so will be considered insubordinate
  and a threat to school security.
      Insults or Abuse

• Insulting or abusing another student
  is prohibited.
• Students are required to show
  respect for authority and any form
  of abuse of staff is also prohibited.
    Personal Protection
  Spray Devices (Mace or
      Pepper Spray)
• Elementary school aged students are
  not allowed to carry these devices.
   Technological Devices

• Students may not bring any computer
  applications, including games, or any
  computer hardware to school for any
• District computers cannot be altered in
  any way by a student.
• Using cell phones, cameras, or similar
  devices that might invade the privacy or
  rights of others is a violation of school
   Technological Devices

• Changing or destroying district computer
  files or illegal copying of files will result in
  school discipline.
• Possession or distribution of passwords
  other than the student’s own is prohibited.
• Inappropriate use of the Internet
  connection, network, or an individual
  workstation is prohibited.
     Theft or Possession of
        Stolen Property
• Stealing from another person is
• Stealing from a place of business while
  under school jurisdiction, including
  shoplifting during field trips will result in
  denied participation in school activities for
  up to 90 days.
• Appropriate law enforcement authorities
  may be contacted.
  Trespassing on School
• Students are not to enter or loiter
  on any School District campus at any
  time without proper authorization.
• Students on campus while on
  suspension or expulsion are subject
  to additional disciplinary action and
  arrest for criminal trespass.

• The damage, loss, or defacement of school
  or staff property is prohibited and the
  student responsible will be required to pay
  for the loss.
• Grades and transcripts will be held until
  damages are paid for.
• If student/parent is unable to pay for
  damages, a work program will be set up in
  lieu of payment.
  Let’s each take personal
responsibility by pledging to
   keep our school a safe,
 respectful, and desirable
     place for everyone!

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