All students of DPS Etawah are responsible for conducting themselves in a manner that is appropriate to good citizenship. Student conduct shall be founded on the basic concept of respect, consideration for the rights of others, school policies, and applicable codes and laws.
The philosophy of our faculty and staff is that all students are provided with a safe learning environment which helps develop a positive concept of themselves, enhances individual potential, and increase respect towards others.
THIS CONDUCT CODE IS THE STANDARD FOR ALL GRANT HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS. THE CODE WAS DEVELOPED TO DEFINE THE EXPECTATION FOR APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR AND GOALS AT THE SCHOOL.
- Students are expected to show respect and behave appropriately with teachers, school staff, administrators and campus guests at all times.
- Students must use respectful, proper language when speaking to each other and to staff members. Profanity is prohibited at all times.
- Students must carry their student identification (I.D.) cards at all times. If an I.D. is requested, the student must show it to the adult staff.
- Students must maintain a 2.0 G.P.A. for participation in extracurricular or school activities.
- Students must have a valid hall pass or office summons when out of class during instructional time.
- Students may not bring any of the following items to school:
- Or Anything that would be considered a safety hazard by school official
STUDENTS ARE FULLY EXPECTED TO ADHERE TO ALL LAUSD STUDENT EXPECTATIONS, AS FOLLOWS:
- Learn and follow school and classroom rules.
- Attend school/classes on time, every day, and be prepared to learn.
- Resolve conflicts without physical or verbal violence.
- Keep a safe and clean campus that is free of graffiti, weapons, and drugs.
- Create a positive school environment, reporting any bullying or harassment.
- Display good sportsmanship both on and off the athletic field or anywhere on campus.
- Keep social activities safe and fair.
IN ADDITION, OUR STUDENTS WILL:
- Conduct themselves in an appropriate and respectful manner, fulfill their responsibilities as successful students and citizens, and respect all school-adopted policies.
- Demonstrate appropriate and positive behavior conducive to academic success and individual achievement.
- Recognize and exercise their rights while fulfilling all of their responsibilities.
- Respect and understand the rights of others, the laws of our society and all school policies.
- Commit to participate and capitalize on the educational opportunities provided at school.
The purpose of this Code of Conduct is to nurture students and prepare them to make meaningful and positive contributions to their school, community and society, during and after their high school experience. In an effort to help students understand and accept the consequences of their actions, students in nonconformity with the Code of Conduct will be subject to disciplinary action as outlined by the Progressive Discipline Policy.
STANDARDS OF STUDENT BEHAVIOR
- Students are responsible for knowing and obeying all school rules and regulations.
- Every student is expected to be on time to school, to attend all classes, to behave in a proper manner, adopting good study habits and abstaining from using vulgar or profane language.
- Students are expected to comply with all reasonable requests from adult staff members.
- Students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner respectful to the school, home, family and community. Horseplay is dangerous and will not be tolerated.
- Students are expected to resolve conflicts or personal problems in a socially acceptable manner with the help of deans, counselors, or other members of school related organizations.
- Bikes are to be parked in the designated bike compound. The school is not responsible for theft or damage to bicycles.
- Clothing and accessories that are considered distracting to the instructional program are unacceptable. (Refer to Page 16 for the detailed pictorial information)
- Gang-related clothing or paraphernalia may not be worn.
- No oversized pants or shorts are to be worn. Pants must stay up without a belt.
- No cutoffs with high stockings are to be worn.
- No belts with initials on them are to be worn or extra-long belts.
- No baseball style caps are to be worn unless they are Grant High School hats.
- No pants that are stapled or artificially creased are allowed.
- No extra-long chains, hairnets, spikes, or curlers are to be worn.
- Electronic game or music devices are not to be brought to school.
- Bicycles, skateboards, and roller skates are not to be ridden on campus. Students and parents must be aware that there is a California State helmet law for roller skates, bicycles and skateboards. Citations may be given. Clothing displaying names or graphics involving drugs, alcohol, tobacco, profanity, obscenity, weapons, violent or illegal acts, or graffiti vandalism is unacceptable.
- No clothing that degrades any culture, gender, religion, or ethnic values is to be worn.
- No objects related to gambling are to be brought to school.
- Students are not to bring squirt guns or water balloons to school.
- Young women are to dress appropriately without exposing themselves; wearing shorts or dresses that are obviously too short is unacceptable. Undergarments are not to be exposed.
- Clothing is to be neat and clean.
FAILURE TO OBEY THE ABOVE STANDARDS OF STUDENT BEHAVIOR MAY RESULT IN DISCIPLINARY MEASURES, WHICH COULD INCLUDE SUSPENSION AND/OR TRANSFER.