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North Augusta High School Discipline Policy

Disciplinary consequences may be different from what is listed below at the discretion of the North Augusta High School Administration.
 
Level 1 Offenses
  • Getting out of one’s seat without permission
  • Demonstrating minor disrespect
  • Not having materials
  • Failing to bring homework
  • Failure to have forms or papers signed
  • Passing notes
  • Interrupting class vocally or making inappropriate noises
  • Public display of affection
  • Eating, drinking in the building, chewing gum, eating candy
  • Using or possessing a radio, radio headset, or electronic musical device not authorized by school administration while in school buildings or at school-day activities
 
Level l offenses receive teacher detention/school detention. Additional violations = suspension.
 
Level 2 Offenses
  • Profanity not directed toward an individual
  • Disrespectful behavior
  • Repeating minor violations, dishonesty, disruptive behavior, or minor disturbances
  • Possessing, distributing, or selling material unauthorized by the principal
  • Defacing school property (not severe)
  • Sagging
If a student is sagging and revealing undergarments, a suspension may be issued on the first offense for an offense against common decency.
  • Refusal to comply with a reasonable request
1st violation – Detention/suspension
2nd violation – One-day suspension
3rd violation – Three-day suspension
4th violation – Five-day suspension
 
 
  • Fraudulent or forged documents (including hall passes)
1st violation – Three-day suspension/written assignment on repercussions of dishonesty
Official documents – expulsion
Additional violations – suspension/principal’s discretion/parent conference
2nd violation – Five-day ISS
3rd violation – expulsion
 
  • Cheating (Cheating includes giving, receiving, or using unauthorized on any academic work or test). Plagiarism (a form of cheating) includes the copying of language, structure, or ideas of another and attributing them to one’s own effort.
1st violation – A zero on assignment by teacher/call to parent/ISS/written assignment
            on the repercussions of cheating which parent will sign to be turned into teacher
            Quiz – One-day ISS
            Test – Two-day ISS
            Exam – Three-day ISS
Additional violations – suspension/principal’s discretion
 
 
 
Level 3 Offenses
  • Profanity or gestures to a teacher, school employee, or student
  • Disrespectful behavior to a teacher or any school employee
Violation – Minimum five-day suspension/possible recommendation for expulsion, arrest
  • Leaving class without permission (walking out)
  • Skipping, cutting any or all of a class period/school day/ including missing the career center bus
1st violation – Office notification/parent called/loss of parking privileges
Additional violations – loss of parking privileges/parent notification
      1 class = three days ISS
 
  • Tardy to school (1st period) – see attendance section
  • Tardies to class (excluding 1st period) - see attendance section
 
  • Leaving school property/building
1st violation – Three-day ISS, loss of parking privileges
Additional violations – suspension/principal’s discretion
 
  • Defiant insubordination
1st violation – detention/suspension
2nd violation – one-day suspension
3rd violation – three-day suspension
 
  • Smoking or possession of tobacco products (including matches, lighters, or incendiary device)
1st violation – Three-day suspension
2nd violation – Five-day suspension
3rd violation – recommendation for expulsion
  • Coercion, menacing, intimidation, and harassment of a fellow student
  • Disrespectful/degrading comments [any intentional comment(s) directed to any person with the intent to degrade his or her gender, religion, race, ethnic background, or disability]
1st violation – One-day suspension with parent conference to return
2nd violation – Three-day suspension with parent conference to return
3rd violation – Five-day suspension with parent conference to return
  • Confirmed Bullying
1st violation – Conference with student; parent notification
2nd violation – Bullying Intervention Project
3rd violation – Recommendation for expulsion
 
  • Fighting
Violations
Hit/kick/push – five-days OSS
 
  • Stealing school, staff, or student property
  • Assault/threat on school employee/student on or off school property including school-sponsored functions
Violation – recommendation for expulsion/public safety involvement
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bullying Addendum: Any student reported to be bullying another student should be reported to guidance or administration. If subsequent investigation supports the bullying allegations, the following intervention will be implemented.
 
Bullying Intervention Project
 
            Working in conjunction, the guidance office and administrative team at North Augusta High School will assess bullying claims on an individual basis and determine students who may benefit from a bullying intervention. Depending on the extent of the bullying, a student will receive appropriate disciplinary action in conjunction with the requirement of completing the bullying intervention program. In most cases, out-of- school suspension will be assigned along with the requirement of a completed intervention packet and a re-admittance meeting between guidance, the assigned administrator, the student, and the parent or guardian. The purpose of the bullying program is to identify potential bullying issues and be proactive as well as reactive.  
 
Stopbullying.org writes the following:
Bullying is a widespread and serious problem that can happen anywhere.  It is not a phase children have to go through, it is not "just messing around", and it is not something to grow out of.  Bullying can cause serious and lasting harm.
Although definitions of bullying vary, most agree that bullying involves:
  • Imbalance of Power: people who bully use their power to control or harm and the people being bullied may have a hard time defending themselves
  • Intent to Cause Harm: actions done by accident are not bullying; the person bullying has a goal to cause harm
  • Repetition: incidents of bullying happen to the same the person over and over by the same person or group
Bullying can take many forms. Examples include:
  • Verbal: name-calling, teasing
  • Social: spreading rumors, leaving people out on purpose, breaking up friendships 
  • Physical: hitting, punching, shoving
  • Cyberbullying: using the Internet, mobile phones or other digital technologies to harm others
An act of bullying may fit into more than one of these groups.
The bullying intervention project will be assigned in order to help students learn how to define bullying and channel bullying behaviors into positive actions. If it is determined that a student is engaged in bullying, the student should complete the following in order to return to school:
1.      A one-page written reflection on what actions they have taken that others see as bullying. This reflection should specify actions and/ or verbal comments the student has made as well as how these actions and comments can make others feel.
2.      The student should access a minimum of three anti-bullying videos at http://www.pacer.org/bullying/video/all-videos.asp. Watch the videos and write a one paragraph synopsis of each video detailing what the student learned.
3.      The student’s parent should schedule an appointment with the student’s administrator for re-entry to school. Administrators can be reached at 803-442-6100.
4.      Sign below indicating that the bullying intervention was completed and a conference was held for re-admittance to school.
 
I, __________________________________, understand that I have been accused of bullying other students. I have completed an anti-bullying intervention and understand that if I continue to bully, I could be further suspended or expelled from school.
Student Signature ____________________________________ Date _____________
Parent Signature _____________________________________ Date _____________
Administrator Signature _______________________________ Date _____________
Guidance Signature ___________________________________ Date _______