STUDENTS

RULES AND POLICIES

Use of Cellular Telephones and Pagers by Students:

Definition: Paging and signaling equipment covered by this policy include, but are not limited to, cellular phones, text messaging cellular phones or pagers, camera phones, and Blackberries.

  • Students are permitted to use cellular phones, pagers, or electronic devices on campus before and after school only.
  • Students must comply anytime a request is made by school personnel to cease the use of a cellular phone, pager, or other electronic device even before or after school.

Students will attend all classes and arrive on time. Students will follow all school rules and all rules established by classroom teachers.

Students will be off campus by 3:10 PM unless involved in a school activity. If on campus after 3:10 PM, students must be in designated areas. Students participating in the after school playground program will remain in the Physical Education area. The main office will close at 4:30 PM each day.

Students will follow all directions given to them by school personnel.

The use of profanity, written, or verbal, is not acceptable.

Students will not threaten, harass, or make fun of anyone, nor engage in verbal or physical conflicts. NO FIGHTS.

Possession of tobacco on the school campus is prohibited by law and is a suspendable offense.

Smoking, possessing, furnishing, or being under the influence of a controlled substance (i.e. Marijuana, alcohol, or other drugs) is a major violation of the law and is punishable by arrest, suspension, expulsion, or transfer to another school. These consequences also apply to representing other materials as illegal substances.

Possession of drug paraphernalia is a suspendable and arrestable offense.

Possession of weapons or replicas of weapons on school grounds is illegal. Violation of these laws will result in arrest and expulsion.

Possession of firecrackers, exploding devices, or potentially explosive devices, or igniting open flames on campus will be punishable by suspension with possible arrest, expulsion, or a school transfer.

Unauthorized and/or unsolicited writing (graffiti) or damage to school property and any other form of vandalism violates the law. Possession of felt tip pens, crayons, or white out may be a cause for suspension. Parents will be responsible for the cost of any damages to school property. Defacing of any school property is grounds for automatic Opportunity Transfer to another school.

Students must follow Lawrence dress code at all times.

Students must enter and leave school thorough walk-in gates only. Students must not enter through driveway gates at any time. Students must not be in teacher’s parking lots at any time.

Students should keep their “hands off” all property that does not belong to them. Theft is a crime, which can result in arrest, suspension, and transfer, or expulsion. Students receiving stolen property are subject to the same consequences.

Bicycles must not be ridden on campus . Each student who rides a bicycle should have it registered by the LAPD and have a permit on file in the Attendance Office. Wear a helmet: it’s the law! Skateboards, roller blades, or scooters etc. may not be brought on campus at any time.

The school is NOT RESPONSIBLE for item missing from lockers, including textbooks, library books, and valuables. Personal padlocks are not permitted to be on lockers.

Items of value, including large sums of money, should not be brought to school. Items disruptive to learning activities such as radios, CD players, cameras, laser pens, trading cards, toys, and electronic games are not allowed on campus and will be confiscated. The use of pagers and cellular phones is not allowed on campus.

Students are accountable for their conduct and adherence to school rules from the time they leave school until they arrive home. Students will respect private property both on and off campus.

Gum is not allowed on campus.

Any irresponsible behavior, such as rough housing, running, horsing around, which could injure another person, be it intentional or accidental, is grounds for disciplinary action by the administration of the school.