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School Rules and Consequences
Each student will receive an Aiken County School District Student Code of Conduct. The parent/guardian and the student will sign and detach the appropriate forms and return them to the school. Please read the code and familiarize yourself with the disciplinary expectations of the district.
- Students will not physically hit, kick, bite, or fight one another. Fighting or being involved in a fight may result in an immediate suspension.
- Excessive or disruptive behavior will not be tolerated.
- Theft of possession of stolen property will not be allowed.
- Inappropriate language (that which is derogatory in any manner) will not be allowed on school grounds.
- Students are not allowed to throw rocks, dirt, sticks, or any other object not specifically made to be thrown.
- Students will act, talk, and respond to all staff members in a respectful manner at all times. Refusal to obey the teacher could result in an immediate suspension.
- All students must complete, on time, all assigned work.
- Inappropriate objects, such as pagers, card collections, toys, lasers, water guns, or any object or item that could be used as a weapon are not allowed.
- No un-sponsored clubs allowed at school.
- No one is to enter a classroom before school, during recess, during lunch periods, or after school unless a staff member has given permission to enter.
- Chewing gum is not allowed at school.
- Notes should not be passed in classrooms from student to student.
- Party invitations may be given out at school provided every student in the class is invited.
- Excessive, disruptive and disturbing noise will not be tolerated.
- Students are to be orderly and quiet at all times in the hallways, restrooms, cafeteria, and library.
- Exact compliance is necessary in all emergency situations.
- Students are expected to be courteous and respectful to each other.
Students may be suspended for other offenses that the administration deems appropriate.
Teachers will follow assertive discipline plans in their classrooms that include both positive and negative consequences for behavior. Each teacher will have the parent sign a copy of his/her plan at the beginning of school. Read and know how the plan works so that parents can work with the child’s teacher at all times. If the student continues with a specific behavior or if hitting is involved, the student will be sent to the office. The principal or assistant principal will see the child, and an appropriate consequence will be given. Minor office visits follow the consequences listed below:
- Parent is either called by phone or receives a discipline notice. Sometimes parents are requested to come to the school and see the principal for further discussion. Student receives some type of time-out depending on the rule the student has broken and the age of the student. Time out could be loss of recess, time out in the office, or time out in a designated area.
- Student receives extended time out in time out. This could be from 1 to 3 days, again depending on rule broken and age of the child.
- Student may receive an out-of-school suspension.
- Excessive visits result in a three-day, five-day, and then ten-day suspension from school. After a ten-day suspension, the student will then be recommended for expulsion from school for the remainder of the school year.
These are general guidelines that can be altered at anytime by school administration if deemed in the best interest of the student or school as a whole.