Mills High School

Viking Code Of Conduct

  

STUDENT HONOR CODE

The Mills Student Honor Code is based on the faculty’s belief that a student who maintains the highest level of academic integrity will reach the highest level of academic achievement.  The Honor Code is intended to ensure that students who choose to demonstrate such integrity benefit from this choice.

 

Mills Student Honor Code defines academic integrity as each student doing his or her own work.  The Mills Student Honor Code defines cheating as claiming work by another person or source to be his/her own work. The following table although not all-inclusive, lists actions that are considered violations of the Student Honor Code as well as the consequences for such violations.  The teacher’s professional judgment will determine if a violation has occurred.

 

Examples of violations of the Honor Code:  

  1. Copying or offering answers on tests or quizzes either verbally, in written form, or by electronic means.

  2. Talking with another student during a quiz or test.

  3. Using any type of notes not permitted by the teacher.

  4. Copying work that was assigned to be done independently (including homework) or allowing someone else to copy your work, either verbally, in written form, or by electronic means.

  5. Turning in work that was done by another person during this year or from prior years.

  6. Giving test information to students in other periods of the same course.

  7. Fabricating or altering laboratory data.

  8. Turning in the same paper to more than one class without prior approval.

  9. Removing a test from the classroom in which it was given without teacher permission.

  10. Copying phrases, sentences, passages without citation while writing a paper.

  11. Pressuring other students to violate the Mills Student Honor Code

  12. Accessing and sharing information about tests and quizzes stored in computers.

  13. Forging signatures on assignments.

  14. Representing a project as one’s own when it involved collaboration, without prior teacher approval.

Consequences for violating Honor Code:

First Offense:  Failure or zero on the assignment, with no opportunity for make-up; parent conference with Honor Code contract signed by student and parent; possible detention; and consideration of drop “F” for further violations.

 

Second and subsequent offenses may result in a drop “F” for the class.

 

Letters of Recommendation: Prior to writing any letter of recommendation for a college or scholarship, a teacher will be given access to information on any violations of the Mills Student Honor Code by the student requesting the letter.  Teachers have the right to deny letters of recommendation for any reason, including involvement in a violation of the Mills Student Honor Code.

 

   

STUDENT CONDUCT POLICY

Students violating the Code of Conduct at school or school events are subject to detention, suspension, expulsion, or transfer.  The following list is not all-inclusive.  Appropriate behavior is expected.

  

Behavior Expectations:

Consequences of Violation:

1. Students will arrive to class on time. 

Detention per tardy, informal conference, parent called.

2. Students must have a legal parent or guardian write absence notes or phone in absences. 

Detention, parent notification.

3. Students will not alter or falsify school documents.

1 to 5 day suspension.

4. Students will remain inside the school perimeter.  Students will not be in the parking lot without permission at any time during the school day. 

 

 

 

First offense:  2-hour detention, student search, parent notification.

Second offense:  4-hour detention, student search, parent notification.

Third offense:  Suspension.

5. Students will obtain parking permits.  All student driven cars must display a parking permit, park in appropriate spaces, and `abide by all parking rules.

2-hour detention for each infraction and/or loss of parking privileges.

6. Students will not use pagers, radios, or portable electronic listening devices (CD or MP3 players, etc.) in class.  Cell phones may only be used before school, brunch, lunch, after school.  Cell phones must be turned off and put away during instructional time, including passing periods.

Students not in compliance are subject to discipline, including confiscation; parent notification; withdrawal of permission to possess such a device at school.

 

6a. Electronic devices with the capability of taking pictures or visual or audio recordings may not be used for that purpose at school without the written permission of the site administrator.

Students not in compliance are subject to discipline, including confiscation; parent notification; withdrawal of permission to possess such a device at school.

7. Students will not ride bicycles, skateboards, scooters, or roller blades on campus. 

 

Warning.  Subsequent offense will result in detention/confiscation.

8. Students will wear appropriate clothing that is conducive to a positive teaching/learning environment.  Shoes will be worn at all times.

Warning, change of clothing, parent conference.  Subsequent offenses: suspension for defiance.

9. Students will not wear or display clothing, backpacks, badges, stickers, and or graffiti that promote alcohol, cigarettes, or illegal substances.  Clothing that displays profanity, racial, ethnic, or a sexual remark is prohibited.

Warning and shirt turned inside out.  Subsequent offense will result in parent contact for a change of clothes.

 

10. Students will not spit and litter on campus. 

Warning and possible detention with parent notification.

11. Students are not allowed to use inappropriate, vulgar, or profane language.

 

Warning and possible detention with parent notification.  Repeat offenders may be suspended.

12. Students will not physically or emotionally haze other students.  (Birthday celebrations must be positive and dignified.)

1 to 5 day suspension.

 

13. Students will attend administrative detentions.

 

 

No show for administration detention results in a warning, reassigned additional detention, parent phone call; subsequent offense can result in suspension.

14. Students will refrain from inappropriate behavior at school dances.  “Moshing”, “slamming”, etc., are not allowed.

Warning, possible removal from dance, parent phone call, and possible suspension.

15. Students will not play cards, dice, or games of chance.  Gambling is not allowed.

Confiscation, returned to parents, and possible detention.

16. Students and staff will be treated with respect at all times.  Willful defiance of authority or disruption of any school program will not be tolerated.

1 to 5 day suspension.

 

17. Students will not engage in physical, verbal, or non-verbal behavior that makes a person feel unsafe or uncomfortable.  Sexual harassment will not be tolerated.

1 to 5 day suspension.

 

18. Students will respect school and private property.  Vandalism (graffiti, arson, defacing, etc.) will not be tolerated.

 

1 to 5 day suspension, police notified, parental responsibility for restitution required, and possible expulsion.

19. Students will not steal or attempt to steal school or private property.

 

3 to 5 day suspension, police notified, restitution required, and possible expulsion. 

20. Students will not use or possess tobacco at school or school-sponsored events.

 

 

First offense:  2-hour detention.

Second offense:  4-hour detention, parent conference, possible suspension.

21. Students will not possess, or be under the influence of  alcohol, intoxicants, or any controlled substance.

5-day suspension, enrollment in drug diversion program, police notified, and possible expulsion. 

22. Students will not furnish or sell alcohol or any controlled substances or materials in lieu.

5-day suspension, police notified, recommendation for expulsion.

23. Students will not fight, including threatening, planning, or posturing.

 

2 to 5 day suspension, police notified, possible expulsion, referral to School Safety Advocate.

24. Students will not use force or violence upon a staff member.

 

5-day suspension, police notified, recommendation for expulsion. 

25. Students will not bring weapons or facsimiles, “look-a-likes”, to school or school events.

5-day suspension, police notified, recommendation for expulsion.

26. Students will not tamper with or forge school documents, including forging signatures.

 

27. Students will not make deceptive phone calls to the attendance office or to school officials.

 

28. Students will not fabricate or change data in grade books, roll books, or attendance rosters, including by electronic means.