The following specific behaviors exemplify the conduct expected of pupils, in accordance with Policy No. 5500.
A. Pupils will prepare themselves mentally and physically for the process of learning by:
1. Being well-nourished, rested, clean, and properly dressed and groomed;
2. Being free of drugs and alcohol and refraining from smoking; and
3. Developing attitudes that will prepare them for listening, participating, and learning.
B. Pupils will respect the person, property, and intellectual and creative products of others by:
1. Being always honest, forthcoming, and courteous;
2. Displaying care for the property of others;
3. Acknowledging the intellectual work of others when it is incorporated into their work;
4. Accepting the rights of others to their own opinions and beliefs;
5. Resolving disputes and differences peacefully;
6. Displaying loyalty and good sportsmanship; and
7. Helping to maintain school facilities that are neat and clean.
C. Pupils will take responsibility for their own behavior and learning by:
1. Recognizing that academic endeavor is the primary purpose of school attendance;
2. Completing all homework, classwork, and assigned projects on time;
3. Preparing for each class by bringing necessary supplies and equipment;
4. Making personal choices that are based on sound reasoning and decision-making;
5. Accepting constructive criticism; and
6. Acknowledging and accepting the consequences of their own actions.
D. Pupils will use time and other resources responsibly by:
1. Attending school regularly and promptly and striving for a perfect attendance record;
2. Using study periods and library time for school work; and
3. Using books and other equipment appropriately.
E. Pupils will share responsibilities when working with others by:
1. Cooperating with others in the work of the group;
2. Contributing talents and services as appropriate;
3. Accepting leadership when appropriate; and
4. Respecting the rights and opinions of others in a group setting.
F. Pupils will meet the requirements of each course of study by:
1. Participating actively and appropriately in the scheduled class;
2. Following the rules and procedures established for the class by the teacher;
3. Bringing to class the textbook, clothing, and other materials necessary for participation; and
4. Observing school rules for the safe handling of class equipment and materials.
G. Pupils will monitor their own progress toward school objectives by:
1. Carefully planning courses of study and schedules;
2. Promptly seeking staff assistance as required; and
3. Maintaining records of progress.
H. Pupils will communicate with parent(s) or legal guardian.(s) and appropriate school staff members about school matters by:
1. Discussing progress in school with parent(s) or legal guardian(s) and relaying necessary information to parent(s) or legal guardian(s);
2. Transmitting school letters, forms, and notices to parent(s) or legal guardian(s) and returning required responses to school staff members;
3. Conferring with appropriate staff members when a problem occurs; and
4. Developing with parent(s) or legal guardian(s) a clear idea of their educational goals.
Issued: 21 April 2005