MEHS Code of Conduct:
The standard of behavior expected for MEHS students
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All families, organizations, and communities establish
codes of conduct to guide members to act in appropriate ways. At MEHS, all students and staff are expected
respect for all persons and property. Forbidden
are such behaviors as harassment, vandalism, theft and inappropriate
public displays of affection.
Dishonesty to staff and other students will not be tolerated at
abide by school rules designed to promote
personal and community health and safety. These rules are as
may not have matches or cigarette lighters in the dormitories; burn incense,
candles, cigarettes or any other combustible materials; or have small
electrical appliances such as popcorn poppers or coffee makers. Fire safety is life safety.
b) Students cannot bring onto campus, provide to
others, or otherwise have in their possession, any weapons. Weapons are defined as “any instrument or
object possessed or used to inflict harm on another person, or to intimidate
any other person.” Examples include
firearms of any kind (fake, operable or inoperable, loaded or unloaded); all
types of knives, chains, pipes, razor blades or similar instruments with sharp
cutting edges; ice picks, dirks, other nunchakus; brass knuckles; Chinese
stars; billy clubs; tear gas, guns; electrical weapons or devices (stun guns);
BB or pellet guns; and explosives or propellants.
c) Students must keep MEHS staff informed of their
physical whereabouts on campus at all times by properly using dormitory
may only be checked out by persons 25 years of age or older, by persons of same
gender, and only with written permission from the students’ parents/guardians
and/or verbal approval of the Residential Principal or the designated
representative. Refer to check out procedure on page 24 for further
will remain within campus boundaries at all times unless they are participating
in an official school activity with school personnel or have permission from
appropriate MEHS staff to be off campus.
For their personal safety, students are not allowed in the following
areas unless accompanied by a parent or a staff member, or unless they have
written staff permission to be there:
airport, including causeway
all boats & harbors
U.S. Coast Guard base
John Brown’s beach
bars or liquor stores
fire escapes, unless an alarm has sounded
hotels/motels (except for attached restaurants
and stores within the hotel/motel)
behind the dorms
f) No student can enter the room of another
student without permission. Students may never enter the room of a student of
the opposite gender without staff permission and must observe posted gender
visiting hours in dormitory lounges.
g) Student access to learning technologies
(Internet, e-mail, etc.) provided at MEHS is a privilege not a right. Failure to follow the MEHS Technology Code of
Responsibility and/or Internet Ethical Code as outlined in the licensing
agreement will result in user privileges being restricted or taken away.
h) Students who have medical issues or need
a medical appointment should go through the school nurse’s office. Only the nurse or his/her designee can place
a student in sickbay. Refer to sickbay
rules and medication procedures on page 29.
3. obey all local, state, and national laws.
Examples of violations of this requirement include shoplifting and the
possession and/or use of tobacco, alcohol, or other controlled substances. Violations of local, state and federal law by
students will be reported to legal authorities as well as to parents. A student who violates the law will be
subject to school disciplinary procedures as well, including the possibility of
suspension or expulsion.