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Matt Williams, Principal 
Email:       mwilliams@wsd.net

Kristy Haws, Assistant Principal
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Student Policies

ROY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

STUDENT POLICIES

 

 

1.         ATTENDANCE

All students are required by law to attend all classes on time, every day.  Parents/guardians can choose to sign up through “MyWeber—The Portal” for daily notification if any absence or tardy is marked against the student in any class.  For security purposes, parents/guardians must come to the Attendance Office personally and show identification to check a student out during the school day.

A.        Absence:  A student will be marked absent in each class when not in attendance.

           1.    Unavoidable absences must be excused by parents within three school days of the absence.  Please call the Attendance Secretary at 801-476-5264.  Written notes will not be accepted.

           2.    Students arriving over ten minutes late to class will be marked absent.  This absence may be subject to excuse by parent/guardian.

           3.    It is the student's responsibility to contact teachers for make-up work for excused ansences. 

           4.    When parents request to have their student excused from school for reasons other than illness or family emergency, arrangements must be made in advance with the Attendance Secretary.

B.        TARDY POLICY
In order to optimize the opportunity students have for an education at Roy Junior High School, we feel that it is extremely important for students to be in class on time.  Punctuality is a very important life skill and students need to begin developing this skill by making every effort to be on time, ready to begin when the bell rings.
Tardy Consequences:
1st Tardy          Teacher warning
 
2nd Tardy         Parent contact by teacher
 
3rd Tardy              Tardy contract with student advocate.  The student will be required to sign the contract
                                and bring the contract home for a parent signature and return the contract to the
student advocate within 3 days. If the contract is not returned the student will attend lunch intervention.
4th Tardy               Parent contact by teacher, “N” for citizenship, and lunch intervention
 
5th Tardy               Parent contact by teacher, “U” for citizenship, and lunch intervention
 
6th plus tardies   Lunch intervention and referral to administrator for additional consequences which may
                                include suspension.
Lunch Intervention
Each tardy that needs to be made up will take the entire lunch period.  Students will receive a note before lunch indicating they are required to attend lunch intervention.  Students will get their lunch and meet in the designated room to eat lunch.  Students are required to bring homework with them to lunch intervention or they will be provided with an alternate assignment.

C.        Truant:  A student will be considered truant if he/she:

           1.   is absent, but not excused, from class;

           2.   comes to school but does not attend class;

           3.   leaves school without checking out with the Attendance Secretary;

           4.   obtains permission to leave class to go to a certain point, but does not report there in a timely manner;

           5.   is in the hall or other areas of the school/campus during class time without a hall pass;

           6.   does not check-in with the Attendance Secretary when arriving late.

            (In other words, a truancy results from a student NOT being in a place they are suppose to be, at the time they are supposed to be there…)

D.        School attendance is regulated by State law. Students who accumulate excessive absences or tardies may be suspended, referred to the District and/or the Juvenile Court.

 

2.         STUDENT BEHAVIOR

Roy Junior High Schoolenforces a school-wide standard of conduct that reinforces strong character, community values, and self-discipline.  Students will be warned and/or disciplined for any type of disruptive behavior which violates this standard.  Students are expected to abide by the following guidelines:

           A.   No fighting.   Students are expected to keep their hands, feet, etc., to themselves.  Students involved in physical altercations will be suspended. (Play fighting is also not allowed.)

           B.   No harassment or bullying.

           C.   Use appropriate language.   Profanity is strictly prohibited.

           D.   Respectful behavior and good manners are expected of everyone.  Public displays of affection (PDA) and/or insubordinate behavior will not be allowed.

           E.   Avoid any behavior that compromises the safety or comfort of others.

           F.   Respect school property and the property of others.  Vandalism/theft will be referred to the School Resource Officer.

           G.   Comply with all rules and policies of the school and the District and obey the law.

(A full list of Weber School District Policies—including student conduct and behavior can be found on the Weber School District Website.)

 

3.         STUDENT DRESS CODE

This dress code has been adopted by all schools in the Roy Cone:  

Clothing should be clean, modest, in good taste, and promote safety, personal hygiene, and a proper academic environment.  Students are expected to maintain an appearance that is not distracting, detrimental or disruptive to the educational process.  This dress code will be enforced while students are on campus and at all school activities.  The way one dresses affects one’s perceptions and actions.

Unacceptable items of clothing include, but are not limited to:

           1.  Clothing not ordinarily worn in the workplace (i.e. robes, pajamas, pajama pants, house slippers, mutilated clothing etc.).

           2.  Shoes must be worn at all times.  More restrictive shoe requirements may be required for safety reasons in some classes.

           3.   Shorts and skirts shorter than mid-thigh or determined immodest by staff.

           4.   Low cut tops, tops showing midriffs, tube, halter, or tank tops and spaghetti strap shirts (less than 3” across the shoulder).  Exposed cleavage will not be allowed.

           5.   Fishnet, sheer or skin-tight clothing--those with inappropriate openings.

           6.   Clothing that does not cover underwear or underwear area -- including apparel with large or wide-cut armholes or sagging pants, is not allowed.  Underwear (including boxers) may not be worn on top of outer clothing or where it is exposed.  

           7.   Those items advertising/displaying a controlled and/or illegal substance such as alcohol tobacco, drugs, etc.;  items displaying inappropriate or suggestive language, pictures and/or designs; items that may be regarded as gang related, including badges, signs, lettering or symbols (i.e. belt buckles, bandanas, certain numbers, etc); and jewelry and/or accessories which could pose a potential risk of injury to the wearer or others, or which may be considered to be disruptive to the educational process  (i.e.spiked  jewelry, chains, etc.).
 
           8.   Hats, head gear and sunglasses.
 
           9.   Hair style, or make-up that is so conspicuous or extreme in appearance that it draws undue attention or tends to disrupt or interfere with the learning environment at school.
 
           10.  Inappropriate and/or distracting tattoos or body piercing.

 

4.         PROHIBITED ITEMS AT SCHOOL

The following items and others deemed inappropriate in the school setting will not be allowed on campus and will be confiscated.  Parents will be asked to reclaim such items.

            A. Toys (e.g. cards, board games, water guns, whistles, balloons, rubber bands, confetti) and other like items that could be distracting or not necessary in the pursuit of an educational program

            B. Markers and paint balls

            C. Flavored toothpicks, sunflower seeds, other snacks which may create problems on campus

            D. Items such as chains, (6” or longer), lighters, matches, laser pens/pointers, sharp objects and spiked wrist/neck bands, or other objects that may be identified as dangerous or a safety hazard

 

5.         CELL PHONES AND DIGITAL DEVICES

          Roy Junior High School recognizes the increasing value of the appropriate utilization of personal electronic devices (PED) for education purposes. To facilitate      these purposes, students will be allowed to use their personal electronic devices under the following provisions:

  • Possession or use cannot be in violation of Weber School District Acceptable Use Policy or established conduct expectations of Roy Junior High School. Examples of violations would be cheating, sexting, pornography, harassment or usage that causes a disruption in the education process.

  • Appropriate use will be allowed before and after school, during lunch and during class change.

  • Students will not be allowed to leave class to use electronic devices.

  • Student use of electronic devices during class may be considered disruptive behavior.

  • Use of electronic devices during class time will be at the teacher’s discretion and only to facilitate learning activities.

  • Camera use during school hours will be allowed for school purposes only and must be under the supervision of teachers or advisors.

  • Violations of appropriate use of electronic devices will result in confiscation and appropriate disciplinary action. Confiscated devices will be returned only to a parent or guardian.

  • Roy Junior High School is not responsible for loss, theft, or damage of electronic devices.

NOTE: Roy Junior High has WI-FI access through the Weber School District Technical Services Department. Any WI-FI ready device will be able to access our wireless network using the student’s username and password. This wireless network is filtered and monitored at the same level as our desktop computers in the building. A student does NOT need a data plan to use our wireless network. As always, we ask that students keep their password confidential. If students feel their password has been compromised, we encourage them to change their password for their own protection.

6.         SKATEBOARDS AND ROLLERBLADES

Skateboarding and rollerblading are prohibited activities on the Roy Junior High campus at any time.  Students are allowed to bring and store these items during school hours under the conditions listed below.  Failure to comply with these conditions will result in the confiscation of the item and the loss of the privilege.

            A.  No rollerblading or skateboarding on school property at any time.

            B.  Skateboards and rollerblades must be stored in locker during school hours.

7.         BICYCLES

Bike riding (scooters and other wheeled vehicles included) is prohibited on campus at all times.  Bicycle racks are provided in front of the school for students to park these items during the school day.  Locks are recommended.  The school will not be responsible for loss or damage to these items brought to school or left in the rack.

8.         CLOSED CAMPUS

Roy Junior High is a closed campus from 7:45 a.m. to 2:32 p.m.  Students leaving campus without an “Attendance Pass” issued from the Attendance Secretary will be subject to a daytime curfew citation by the Roy City Police Department.  These students will also be marked truant.

9.         CONFISCATED ITEMS

Items that are confiscated from students during the school year will be kept in the office to be properly claimed.  Unclaimed items will be disposed of in the following manner:

    1. Unclaimed items will be donated to a charitable organization approximately every sixty days throughout the school year.
 10.      HALL PASSES

Students may not be in the halls during class time without a hall pass.  If a student is found without a hall pass she/he will be marked truant.  Students must obtain a hall pass before requesting to use the office telephone.

11.       VISITORS AT SCHOOL

All visitors to the school are asked to check in at the office upon arrival.  Students are not allowed to bring visitors to school to attend classes with them or to be in the building during regular school hours.  Unauthorized visitors may be charged with trespassing.

12.       ACADEMIC MAKE-UP CREDIT

Academic make-up credit is available in several core-curricular areas for students who fail classes.  Make-up packets, etc. cannot be used for original credit.  Contact counselors for further information regarding availability, cost, etc. 

13.       SEARCHES

The administration or designee may search students, student lockers, students’ personal property based on reasonable suspicion of illegal or dangerous activity

14.       STUDENT ATTENDANCE AT SCHOOL-SPONSORED ACTIVITIES

Students who are eligible to participate in school-sponsored extra-curricular activities (athletic events, etc.) must be in attendance at school (at least three periods) on the day of the scheduled activity/event in order to participate.  Exceptions may be made by the administration.

15.       FIELD TRIPS

Students not in good standing in all classes may be ineligible to attend these activities.

16.       ACADEMIC & CITIZENSHIP ELIGIBILITY–Athletics, Cheerleading & Student Office

As determined by the District Board of Managers and written in the District Board of Managers Handbook, the printed report card will be the basis for determining eligibility.  The determination of eligibility under this rule shall be made no later than the seventh calendar day following the last day of the grading period.  Grade changes after that time cannot restore lost eligibility.

Students may appeal their non-eligibility to the Standards Committee.  An application, which is available in the office, must be submitted according to the time-line determined by each activity.  Students may apply for only one variance per year.

17.       “MYWEBER—THE PORTAL” (Electronic Progress Reports)

Students and parents may access progress reports over the internet.  Each student and parent is assigned an access code which applies through 12thgrade.  Students may print progress reports at school, in the Media Center, or in the Counseling Center.   Email addresses for staff members are available on the Portal or on the school website. 

18.       MEDIA CENTER

The Media Center will be open 7:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m., including both lunches.  (On some occasions, prearranged activities may alter the normal schedule.)  Books may be checked out for 10 school days.  A student may renew a book as many times as needed.  Up to five items may be checked out.  Each student is responsible to take care of books or other materials.

            Overdue Books

A fine of ten cents ($0.10) per day will be charged for overdue books.  Overdue slips will be printed and distributed in first period class every week.  Students with fines more than $1.00 may not check out books until they have been paid.  Students must return all library books and pay all library fines before check out at the end of each school year.

19.       TEXTBOOKS

Textbooks are the property of the Weber School District.  Students will be required to pay for lost or damaged textbooks.

20.       504 ACCOMODATIONS

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act protects students from discrimination based on disability.  A student who has been diagnosed with a long or short-term handicap that substantially limits one or more of the student’s major life activities may request a 504 Plan designed to help the student be successful in school.  Individual plans for eligible students will be developed by a team consisting of school personnel, parents and student.  Contact the school for further information.

21.       STUDENT MEDICATION PROCEDURES

Students in grades 7-12 may carry one inhaler and/or one day’s dosage of their medication on their person.  Inhalers may be administered by the student if the parent and medical provider sign and return the designated form (available in the office) giving permission to self-administer.  Office personnel may administer medication if proper forms are completed by the parent and medical provider and filed with the school office.  (See District Policy).

22.       ASSEMBLY ATTENDANCE

All students are required to attend assemblies for the duration of the activity (unless excused and picked up by a parent).  Students will accompany teachers in their assigned classroom to the assembly and sit with them in the assigned area.  Proper conduct includes being respectful, attentive and avoiding any disturbances.

23.      CLASS CHANGES

Class changes may be requested during designated times at the beginning of each term.  Approval will be based on space available, and parent, teacher and administrative approval.  A $10 fee will be charged for each class change.

24.      MAKE UP WORK POLICY

Any late assignment will lose 30% of the assignment grade BEFORE they are graded.  Srudents will have ONE WEEK from the due date to turn in a late assignment.  After that ONE WEEK they will recieve NO CREDIT.  For example, if an assignment is due Monday and is worth 100 points students will have until the following Monday to turn it in LATE for a maximum of 70 points.  The following Tuesday, and from that time on, they will receive NO CREDIT.  Students will also have ONE WEEK to make up any work missed due to an excused absence for full credit.  

After that ONE WEEK the standard late work procedures will apply.  Students will be held accountable for all work assigned on a date they were in class and the work was handed in that day.

**Teachers reserve the right to work with students on an individual basis concerning all late work.

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