School Policies 

Homework/Make-up Work

Class work will be made up in the same number of school days as the absence. If the absence was three (3) days, then in three (3) days school time, the work must be turned in. For example, if you were absent Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, you will have that Thursday, Friday and Monday to do your work. It will be turned in on Tuesday when you arrive at school, or you will STAY AFTER SCHOOL TO DO THE WORK. It is your responsibility to get your make-up work and stay after school until it's done.

Supreme Law of the School

While in attendance at this school, students must occupy their time with academic activity. If a student chooses to occupy his/her time in other ways, he/she may be sent home for the day. This day will be counted as an unexcused absence. The student must follow the bylaws specified by the Board of Education.

If the Supreme Law Fails:

Policy

  1. Direct defiance will be met with direct discipline.
  2. Staff has the ultimate authority over those attending the school.
  3. Students who choose to be disrespectful to staff, other students, school property, custodial staff, or self, will be subject to suspension.
  4. If a student participates in a fight, he/she will be subject to the following:
    First offense:2 day suspension
    Second offense:6 day suspension & proof of anger management counseling
    Third offense: 6-9 week suspension & proof anger management counseling
    Fourth offense:Suspension for 180 days
  5. Any student stealing will follow the same guidelines as for fighting. Also, the stolen item will be returned in it's original condition, or paid for, (price of equivalent replacement) at the time the student returns.
  6. Any student demonstrating a chronic case of disobedience, violence, or destructive behavior, may be subject to suspension, expulsion or placed in another program.
  7. No student will possess, use, or be under the influence of illegal drugs, look-alikes or alcohol while on school property, buses, or field trips. Any evidence of any of the above will result in an immediate minimum ten (10) day suspension up to expulsion. All cases of this nature will be handed over to the police.
  8. Plagiarism is the appropriating as one's own, the ideas, language or designs of another. If the act of plagiarism occurs the piece of work will be disallowed and suspension could result.
  9. We have a closed campus at Glenmor High School. Any student choosing to leave during school hours will not be allowed to return during that day, and it will be counted as an unexcused absence, with another day of suspension.
  10. Any student entering Caledonia High School property without permission from both schools and a written permission slip will be suspended for two (2) days. Students may attend sports events unless otherwise noted. To attend prom or homecoming Glenmor students will be treated as guests and must fill out the proper paper work and obtain permission.
  11. The act of expulsion from school will only be made by the Board of Education.

 

Public Displays of Affection (PDAs)

Public displays of affection (touching another individual) on school property will result in a two (2) day suspension (unexcused absences).

Smoking/Tobacco Products

You don't! Two (2) day suspension results (unexcused absences).

Search & Seizure

To maintain order and discipline in the school and to protect the safety and welfare of students and school personnel, school authorities may search a student,their personal effects, or vehicles under the circumstances outlined below and may seize any illegal, unauthorized or contraband materials discovered in the search. Students should not expect privacy regarding items placed on school property because school is subject to search at any time by school officials. This extends to cars in the parking lot.

A student's failure to permit searches and seizures, as provided in this policy, will be considered grounds for disciplinary action, including permanent dismissal from school. A student's person and/or personal effects (i.e. purse, book bag, athletic bag, car, etc.) may be searched whenever a school official has reasonable suspicion to believe that the student is in possession of illegal or unauthorized materials. Such findings shall be turned over to proper legal authorities for ultimate disposition.

Freedom of Speech

Glenmor recognizes that freedom of speech is protected by the First Amendment of the Constitution. However, regulation of speech is supported by law to protect the work of schools and the rights of other students. Caledonia Community Schools limits categories of speech, including: false commercial speech, speech that promotes illegal behavior, is slanderous, or libelous, threats of violence or other intimidation statements, hate speech (which includes racial, ethnic, or gender slurs), or speech or gestures that are obscene, vulgar, indecent or disruptive to the educational process, or likely to cause unlawful acts or the violation of lawful school regulations. Retaliation for reporting or false reports on other students will result in suspension.

Sexual Harassment/Intimidation Policy

Sexual harassment/intimidation is any unwelcome or unwanted behavior that makes you feel uncomfortable, threatened or degraded, regardless of age or gender, including but not limited to: continual teasing, threatening, talking, name calling, notes of a threatening and/or sexual nature, grabbing/touching, pressure for sexual favors, phone calls of a sexual nature, rape/assault. Sexual harassment may be a one-time event or multiple occurrences. It may be student-to-student, staff-to-student, student-to-staff, male-to-female, female-to-male, male-to-male, or female-to-female.

Avoid harassment by attempting to keep yourself out of situations that may lead to sexual harassment. Don't set yourself up to be intimidated. Let the person know that you do not like their behavior or comments. If you feel comfortable and safe doing so, tell them that their behavior offends you and that you want them to stop.

Tell a friend or parent - someone with whom you feel comfortable sharing the information and who will support you when it comes to report it.

Write the incident in your own words. Include who was involved, what happened, where, when, and how it happened, how it made you feel and who witnessed it.

Report it to any faculty member. There will be an investigation immediately, conducted by the administrator. Parents of the victim and offended will be contacted. The penalty could include anything from a warning to suspension/expulsion from school and/or police involvement.

Cell Phones

Cell phones will be turned in to the office before school. They may be used during lunch from 11:37 until 12:06 and turned in again before class. Cell phone numbers will be given to the school, or they will not be allowed in the building. Devices will be confiscated permanently if rules concerning them are broken.

Electronic Devices

Use of electronic devices will not be allowed at any time. Devices will be confiscated and returned to the parent, at the end of the school year.

Use of School Phone

Daily use of school phones will not be allowed. All calls will be 50 cents. One call per month will be allowed for lunches. Only phone messages from parents, guardians or official personnel will be delivered.

Weapons

Weapons are not allowed on school property or at school events. Any item which can cause physical harm to a person is classified as a weapon. Everyday items may be classified as weapons if they are used to intimidate or injure others. Possession of weapons or the ammunition for the same will result in suspension or expulsion.

Weather

In case of extreme weather conditions or other situations which would cause the cancellation of school, the following radio stations can be tuned in for information: WCSG, WCUZ, WGNB, WGRD, WGVU, WBCT, WLAV, WLHT, WKLQ, WMUS, WODJ, WOOD, WJQK, and WBYY.

District Transportation

Students using district transportation will obey the rules on the bus or they will find other means of transportation. The district reserves the right to provide or deny transportation to anyone.

Dress Code

Although we encourage individuality and creativity, we ask that the guidelines for dress be followed:

  • Footwear is required.
  • Clothing displaying profanity, vulgar suggestions, tobacco products, illegal drugs, alcohol, dealing with death, and destruction or suicide, or of a sexual nature will not be allowed.
  • Conspicuously thin garments, bare midriffs, bare shoulders, tank tops, spaghetti straps, muscle shirts, hoods, sunglasses and anything shorter than fingertip length will not be allowed.
  • Book bags will be kept in lockers at all times
  • Final decisions regarding clothing will rest with the staff.

Driving/Riding/Parking

A 15 m.p.h. speed limit will be observed. Corners will not be "cut". (Remember that there are little children near our building.) Driving is a privilege that can be revoked.
Parking on school property is not permitted without permission. Unauthorized vehicles will be towed.

Loitering

Upon arrival on school property you will enter the building. There will be no loitering on the grounds or in vehicles.