Code of Conduct
Smidt Tech High School student responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
• Following all rules of behavior and conduct
• Respecting fellow students and school personnel
• Attending classes regularly and on time
• Completing all assigned work (to the best of the student’s ability)
• Being prepared for class (bring materials e.g., books, homework)
• Participating in class assignments and discussions
• Participating in all assessment measures (e.g., tests)
• Respecting the property of the school and others
• Keeping the campus clean
• Wearing school uniform
Unacceptable student behavior will include, but is not limited to:
• Excessive talking unrelated to instruction
• Classroom disturbance
• Eating in class
• Bringing MP3 players, cell phones, radios, video games, etc.
• Inappropriate use of technology and telecommunications
• Use, possession or sale of alcohol, tobacco or a controlled substance.
• Possession of a knife, gun, explosives or other dangerous objects
• Destruction of school property
• Failure to follow school determined lawful directions of staff members.
The following articles may be brought to campus but can’t be visible or school personnel will confiscate these devices and do not guarantee they will be returned. Articles will be kept for at least a week before being returned to a parent. If they are confiscated a second time, they will be held for one month.
• Electronic devices including but not limited to: Ipods/MP3s, video games, cell phones, etc.
Students who violate the school rules are subject, but not limited to:
• Verbal warning
• Loss of privileges (e.g., detention)
• A notice to parents
• Conference with student/parent
Any student who engages in repeated violations of Smidt Tech code of conduct will be required to attend a meeting with the school’s staff and the student’s parent. Smidt Tech will prepare a specific, written remediation agreement outlining future student conduct expectations, timelines, and consequences for failure to meet the expectations.
Suspension and Expulsion
Students who present an immediate threat to the health and safety of others may be suspended or expelled. A written remediation plan will be prepared that clearly describe progressive discipline measures, grounds for suspension and expulsion, minimum/maximum number of consecutive days of suspension, notification process to parents of suspension, reasons for suspension, appeal process, length of suspension, and provision for student’s education while suspended.
A student may be suspended or expelled for any of the acts enumerated in this section and related to school activity or school attendance that occur at any time, including, but not limited to, any if the following:
• While on school grounds
• While going to or coming from school
• During the lunch period whether on or off the campus
• During, or while going to or coming from, a school-sponsored activity