Students and parents are expected to be considerate and respectful toward other students, parents, faculty, guests and visitors. Students should respect School property and the personal property of other people. Students and parents, whether as participants or spectators, are required to show good sportsmanship and courtesy at all School-sponsored events (on and off campus). Any person showing unsportsmanlike conduct may be asked to leave the event and may not be allowed to attend future events.
Honesty and Dishonesty
Dishonesty in any form, including stealing, lying, cheating, falsifying notes, and/or academic dishonesty, is inconsistent with School standards. Dishonesty is considered a fundamental breach of our community’s expectations. A student’s dishonesty in connection with an investigation of misconduct will compound the disciplinary response, regardless of the severity of the original violation.
Students and parents are prohibited from using profane, obscene, vulgar, and bigoted, hate speech, or other types of offensive language or gestures on campus or at School-sponsored events.
Lockers and Cubbies
Students are to keep their locker or cubby clean. Personal items should be taken home each evening. Students are to respect the privacy of other students’ lockers and cubbies. Lockers may be inspected periodically by school staff without prior notice or consent.
Food and Drink
Food and beverages will be consumed only in designated areas and at designated times. Non-compliance with this policy will result in the disciplinary tiers as stated in this Handbook being followed.
Items Inappropriate for School
Some children like to take something from their home environment to school, a part of themselves to place in the new environment. The school wants to honor this desire and, at the same time, be sure that what the child brings leads to a positive experience. Flowers, things found in nature and small plants are welcome. Some children like to bring something that will remain in the classroom. Your child’s guide/faculty member can make suggestions of small things needed by that classroom. Leave all toys, personal entertainment electronics, and other inappropriate items at home.
Prohibited Electronics and Other Items
Students are prohibited from possessing or having in their possession (locker, backpack, purse, etc.), tobacco products, e-cigs, drugs/alcohol, matches, pagers, laser pointers, electronic games, CD players, prescription medication or weapons. Any such item may be confiscated and, if appropriate, turned over to law enforcement.
Students should govern their actions by the values of respect for self, person and property. Thus, any destructive actions, including setting fires, causing damage to property, harming others, or similar conduct are prohibited.
Harm to Self and/or Others
If a student threatens to harm himself/herself or others, the Division Head, Director of Learning Services, and/or Head of School will be notified. The student’s parent(s) or guardian(s) will be contacted in order to discuss the next immediate steps. The family may be asked to have the student evaluated by a school-approved outside professional in order to determine whether or not the student is safe to remain in school, both for the protection of that student as well as the school community as a whole.
Displays of Affection
Students in Elementary through Upper School are prohibited from inappropriate displays of affection, such as kissing, groping, or others acts of physical intimacy.