You may be suspended if you disrupt the educational and social life of any part of the school and/or repeatedly disobey school regulations. Students can expect to be suspended for the following specific unacceptable behaviors including but not limited to:
- Cutting school
- Repeated cutting of classes
- Repeated leaving of campus
- Chronic unexcused lateness to school
- Use of cellphone in non-approved areas; failure to turn phone over to a staff member
- Smoking , including the use of e-cigarettes and vapes
- Possession of drugs or alcohol - including paraphernalia (confiscated items are turned over to the police.)
- Insubordination (unwillingness to submit to reasonable authority or defying authority)
- Forging a note or pass
- Using obscene language
- Failing to identify yourself to a staff member
- Throwing snowballs on campus or at bus stops
- Causing disruption and/or physical hazard with firecrackers, smoke bombs, water balloons, and the like. Pulling fire alarms when no emergency exists. (Students caught pulling false alarms can also expect to be prosecuted.)
**Seniors about to graduate in June are subject to suspension like everyone, and therefore risk removal from commencement exercise, if the day of suspension includes the day of commencement.
** During suspension you may not attend school functions, participate in school sponsored activities, or be permitted on school premises. If this rule is violated, further discipline will result.
**A suspension is recorded on your disciplinary record, which is maintained by the appropriate administrator and is reported to the Superintendent of Schools and the Pupil Services Office; in the event of very serious offenses - weapons offenses, assault, extensive vandalism -the suspension may be entered into your cumulative record, which is maintained in the Student Services Office.