• Rules of Conduct

    A)     All pupils are bound by law, policies of the Board of Education, and the administrative regulations of this school district

    B)      Students shall:

    a.       Respect themselves and everyone in the school community

    (1)    Follow classroom rules set by teachers

    (2)   Be polite

    (3)   Use appropriate language with no profanity

    (4)   Follow the dress code

    (5)   Treat others as they want to be treated

    (6)   Keep Avon School Bully-Free; including reporting all incidents of bullying

    b.      Respect School Property

    (1)    Keep desks, walls and lockers clean

    (2)   Take care of books and all other school materials

    (3)   Respect hall and classroom displays

    (4)   Refrain from gum chewing and candy consumption in school

    (5)   Use all school facilities, including bathrooms as intended

    c.      Reject violence and fighting

    d.     Walk quietly and orderly in the hall

    (1)    Use an inside voice

    (2)   Stay to the right

    (3)   Respect the learners in the rooms you pass

    (4)   Hold doors open for others

    e.       Come to school prepared

    (1)    Be on time for school and class

    (2)   Do your own work. Cheating and plagiarism will not be tolerated

    (3)   Have all the supplies you need

    f.        Follow cafeteria and playground rules

    (1)    Use good table manners

    (2)   Use an inside voice

    (3)   Listen and follow the teacher’s instructions

    (4)   Respect cafeteria and playground supervisors

    g.       Use electronics and technology resources appropriately

    (1)    Keep cell phones turned off in school

    (2)   Leave all electronic devices, games or toys at home

    (3)   Use computers and the Internet in accordance with the user agreement

    h.      Follow fire and safety rules

    C)      In addition, pupils shall not:

    a.   Be insubordinate to teachers or other school staff members or disregard their instructions or demonstrate lack of respect for their authority;

    b.       Create disorder or disruptions on school premises;

    c.       Use, threaten, or incite the use of physical force against other pupils, staff members, or visitors to the school;

    d.       Steal, damage, or deface the property of other pupils, staff members, or the district;

    e.       Engage in the sexual and/or other harassment of pupils or staff members;

    f.        Violate codes of conduct adopted for organizations of pupils;

    g.       Possess or use weapons or any implement intended to harm others;

    h.      Use foul, abusive, derogatory, or demeaning language, including racial and ethnic remarks;

    i.        Convey information about other pupils or staff members known to be false;

    j.        Act so recklessly as to endanger the safety of others;

    k.       Procure the property of others by threat or intimidation;

    l.        Enter school premises or any specific portion of the premises without permission and without authority;

    m.    Vandalize school property, real or personal;

    n.      Create litter on school property;

    o.       Be truant from school or class;

    p.       Cheat or otherwise engage in academic dishonesty;

    q.       Persistently refuse to complete homework and other assignments;

    r.       Engage in illegal gambling;

    s.        Smoke on school property;

    t.        Falsify an excuse or any school document;

    u.      Set fire to or cause a fire in any way on school premises;

    v.      Possess or explode a firecracker or other explosive device on school premises;

    w.     Sound or cause to be sounded a false alarm for fire, bomb, or other condition or circumstance hazardous to others;

    x.       Possess, use, or distribute a substance in violation of Policy No. 5530;

    y.      Join a secret society prohibited by law; or

    z.        Engage in any other activity expressly prohibited by a school staff member in authority

    D)      Pupils assigned to a school bus must obey all school rules, and

    a.       Show respect for the driver at all times;

    b.       Enter and leave the bus in an orderly manner;

    c.       Ride only the bus to which they have been assigned;

    d.       Be and remain seated while the bus is in motion;

    e.       Avoid reckless and boisterous activity at all times, including during waits at pickup points;

    f.        Talk in a reasonable tone of voice and avoid loud noises;

    g.       Extend no portion of the body or other objects out a bus window;

    h.      Keep aisles clear at all times;

    i.        Refrain from bringing animals or bulky, unmanageable projects onto the school bus;

    j.        Refrain from smoking, eating, and drinking on the bus; and

    k.       Possess, use, or distribute no substance in violation of Policy No. 5530

    The Superintendent or designee has the right to impose a consequence on a pupil for conduct away from school grounds pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:16-7.6. This authority shall be exercised only when it is reasonably necessary for the pupil’s physical or emotional safety, security, and well-being or for reasons relating to the safety, security, and well-being of other pupils, staff, or school grounds, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:25-2 and 18A:37-2 or when the conduct which is the subject of the proposed consequence materially and substantially interferes with the requirements of appropriate discipline in the operation of the school.  Consequences shall be handled in accordance with Policy and Regulation 5600, pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:16-7.1, and as appropriate, in accordance with N.J.A.C. 6A:16-7-2, 6A:16-7.3, or 6A:16-7.5