Code of Student Conduct

This program is designed to provide response to violations of school rules or behavior that disrupt the educational opportunities of other students. The basis for the system is the assignment of a maximum number of points, which may be assessed for violations of unacceptable student behavior. Defined specific consequences will result when a specific cumulative total is reached. However, administrative discretion applies in all circumstances. (Pursuant to N.J.A.C.6A:16-7).

Some of the important foundations of the system are:

1. Points will be assessed in accordance with the following guide:
    Possession/use of electronic devices:

        1st Offense..........................................................................................................................7 
        2nd & subsequent offenses.................................................................................................10 
        Accumulation of 3/6/9+ tardies to class (Period 2-8).........................................................7 
        Unauthorized presence in halls/café...................................................................................7 
        Failure to report to call down..............................................................................................7 
        Failure to sign in when tardy...............................................................................................7 
        Class cut...............................................................................................................................7 
        Class cut: Last Period of Day..............................................................................................14 
                    1st Offense:  2 Detentions, Loss of Parking 
                    2nd Offense: Saturday Detention     
                    3rd Offense: Suspension
    Failure to provide accurate information to staff upon request…............................................7
    Failure to report to teacher detention………………………..................................................7
    Class disruption……………………………………………..............................................….10
    Leaving class without permission……………………….…................................................. 10
    Failure to follow school procedure………………………..............................................…...10
    School bus disruption……………………………………..............................................…...10
    Leaving class without permission……………………….….............................................…10
    Forging passes and notes………………………………….............................................…...10
    Failure to report to administrative regular detention……….......….......................................10
    Misconduct in halls/cafeteria/class………………………...............................................…..10
    Violation of dress code……………………………………..............................................….10+
    Defacing school property………………………….………..............................................….10+
    Use of profanity/obscenity…………………………….….................................................…10+
    Unauthorized presence in parking lot…………………….....................................................10-20
    Insubordination…………………………………………..................................................….10-20
    Leaving school grounds without permission…………….............................................….…14
    Parking without permission…………….…………...……................................................…14+
    Failure to report to extended detention……………………...................................................15
    Truancy………………………………………………................................................……...28
    Violence/Vandalism……………..........……...……………...........................................…...10-28+
    Bullying/Harassment……………...........…………………...................................................10-28+

2.  Ten points will be subtracted from the total accumulation of points if a student does not accumulate any points over a one month period.

3.  Teachers will assign individual detentions for infractions, which primarily affect the student and the teacher only. Students will be given
     at least 24 hours’ notice before serving the detention.
4.  In addition to the assignment of assessment points, students may be assigned clean-up responsibilities in those cases that involve damage to school    property or littering.
5.  The yearly schedule for cumulative points and penalties will be:

        7 points: 1 detention and parent notification 
        14 points: 2 detentions and parent notification
        21 points: 3 detentions, parent notification and parent of seniors notified of potential loss of driving privileges.
        28 points: 4 detentions, parent notification, parents of seniors notified of loss of driving privileges, optional parent conference with vice principal. Also,              parents of juniors are notified of student placement on deferred driving list for senior year.
        35 points: 5 detentions, 1 extended detention, parent notification. Also parents of juniors notified of student loss of driving privileges for senior year.
        42 points: 5 detentions, 2 extended detentions, parent notification, optional parent conference with vice principal. 
        50 points: 7 detentions, 2 extended detentions, and parent notification. 
        65 points: 10 detentions, 4 extended detentions, parent notification, parent conference with vice principal.
        80 points: 10 detentions, 5 Saturday detentions and parent notification. 
        80+points: Administrative judgment which may include suspension, parent notification, and parent conference with principal, and loss of privilege to 
             participate in graduation ceremony.