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Welsh Valley Middle School

Off-Canvas

Overview of Welsh Valley’s School Rules

Cell Phones/Electronic Devices

  • Please note: If a student uses technology in manner which is disruptive to the educational environment, the school reserves the right to temporarily suspend or completely revoke the privilege of technology use for that student, including personal electronic devices and school computers.
  • The use of blue-tooth speakers is prohibited; on district busses and on campus unless given explicit permission from a teacher or staff member.
  • Cell phones and other electronic devices are not to be used in the classroom and/or disrupt instruction or the learning of others from 8:15-3:05 unless given explicit permission from a teacher or staff member.
  • Students may not use a personal cell phone or camera to record video or take pictures of others in school, on school grounds or on the school bus unless given explicit permission from a teacher or staff member.
  • Students are not permitted to use cell phones or any personal electronic device during their lunch period.
  • Parents and guardians are asked to please refrain from texting or calling your child’s cell phone during the school day. Students are not permitted to text or use their cell phones during the school day and receiving a call or text from a family member puts your child in a difficult position. Phones are available in the office for students to use if they need to call home. Parents and guardians are welcome to call the office at any time if they need to get a message to their child. Our office staff will facilitate this communication.
  • The school will not be responsible if these devices are lost, damaged, stolen, or misplaced.
  • Below is the protocol for students who are not adhering to the expectations for electronic devices as stated above:
    • 1st Intervention: If an adult needs to intervene, the student will be instructed to place the electronic device in his/her locker. In addition to this measure, the Coordinator of School Culture will be notified.
    • 2nd Intervention: If an adult needs to intervene a second time, the student will be instructed to turn the device off and take it to the main office. The student may be issued a lunch detention and will be required to pick up the electronic device at the end of the school day.
    • 3rd Intervention and beyond: If an adult needs to intervene a third time, the student may be assigned additional consequences and a parent/guardian will be required to pick up the phone from the main office.

Backpacks

Backpacks, bags, or fabric "satchels" are to be kept in student lockers between 8:15 and 3:05.

Eating and/or Drinking

Students should not be eating or drinking in classrooms, hallways, or general areas unless given specific permission by a teacher. If drinks are allowed, only water should be permitted.

Hall Passes

With the exception of natural passing time between classes, students should carry their Assignment Book with them to serve as a hall pass if they are out of the classroom.

Walking Safely Around Campus

Students are expected to walk in the halls and outside walkways during school. Students should not be running in the halls or walkways to get to class or lunch.

Student Sales / Invitations

Students will not be permitted to sell anything in school including candy, gum, etc., that is not approved by the Administration. Students are not permitted to print and/or distribute personal party invitations in school.

Locker Use

Students are expected to manage their locker responsibly. This includes securing it after each use, organizing it, and occasionally cleaning it. Locker cleanouts will be held periodically throughout the year. Other than lunch for the day, food should not be stored in lockers or kept overnight. Because every student has their own locker and is responsible for their own textbooks and materials, locker sharing among students is discouraged.

Dress Code and Appearance

  • Students are expected to dress in a respectable manner in line with community norms of decency (District Policy 235). An individual’s dress indicates both self-respect and respect for others. While we expect, accommodate, and welcome a wide variety of individual tastes, inappropriate dress is not acceptable.
  • There should be no short shorts, visible underwear on boys or girls, rolling down of shorts, pockets falling below the bottom hemline, spaghetti straps, or bare midriffs (shirts must touch the tops of pants). Tube tops, halter tops, muscle shirts, and see-through shirts are not permitted.
  • Flip flops are allowed but understand that they can be a tripping hazard. Sneakers must be worn during physical education class.
  • Articles displaying indecent pictures, slogans, or advertisements or clothing which promotes alcohol, sex, cigarettes, and/or drugs are also inappropriate for school. In general, the school reserves the right to ask a student to replace or remove any article of clothing or accessory that is either dangerous or disruptive to the learning environment. This may result in a student being sent to the office to call home and offered a change of clothes.