Student Rules of Conduct
HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER SCHOOL
St. Mary’s County Public Schools
Leonardtown, Maryland 20650
RULES OF CONDUCT
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The rules of conduct for High School Summer School are similar to the rules students must follow at day school; however, there will be no suspensions for misconduct. Students who violate the rules, or who have more than the allowed number of absences or tardies, will be subject to immediate withdrawal.
- Students are expected to attend sessions on time - each time the class meets.
- Only one absence per class per semester is allowed.
- Absences are not considered lawful or unlawful.
- Students will be withdrawn from a class if a second absence occurs.
- Students who arrive late must report directly to the Summer School office to sign in.
- Students must have a pass from the office to be admitted to class.
- Three tardies per class will equal one absence.
- A student arriving less than 15 minutes late will earn one tardy.
- Students who are 15 - 30 minutes late will earn two tardies.
- Students arriving more than 30 minutes late will earn an absence.
- Students may not leave the building without permission from the Summer School office.
- Parents will be notified of early checkout from school.
- A student checking out less than 15 minutes early will earn one tardy.
- Students checking out 15 - 30 minutes early will earn two tardies.
- Students checking out more than 30 minutes early will earn an absence.
STUDENT ENTRANCE AND EXIT
- All students are to be dropped off and picked up at the student drop-off area located near the front of Leonardtown High School.
- Students may only enter and exit the building through the rear door that faces the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center.
- Students found using another entrance to the building or found in any other area of the building before, during, or after school may be subject to withdrawal from Summer School.
- Students may not leave the building without permission from the Summer School office which includes between classes and at break time.
- Students must leave school grounds within 15 minutes after classes end.
- Students who drive to Summer School will park at the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center.
- Students will drive safely while on school grounds.
- Students must have a parking permit which they will be issued within the first week of Summer School. The permit must be displayed in the vehicle at all times
- Any form of fighting or physical or verbal assault will not be tolerated.
- Students will be subject to immediate withdrawal from Summer School.
- Students are to be courteous and respectful to staff members and other students at all times.
- Disruptive behavior will not be tolerated and may result in withdrawal from Summer School.
POSSESSION AND/OR USE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS, DRUGS, OR ALCOHOL
- Any student possessing and/or using tobacco products, drugs, or alcohol on school property or coming to school under the influence of drugs or alcohol, will be subject to immediate withdrawal from Summer School.
- Any member of the Summer School or Leonardtown High School staff may report a student possessing and/or using tobacco products, drugs, or alcohol.
- Pagers, beepers, and cell phones are not to be turned on while on school property, nor are they to be visibly displayed.
- Text messaging or phones set to “vibrate” are prohibited.
- Students may request to use the phone in the Summer School office.
- Radios or personal musical devices are not allowed.
- St. Mary’s County Public Schools assumes no liability for lost or stolen personal items of any student.
- Students are expected to dress in a neat and appropriate manner.
- Any apparel that causes or is likely to cause a disruption to the instructional program is prohibited.
- Hats or other head coverings are not to be worn in the building.
- Summer School reserves the right to refuse admittance to any student not dressed appropriately, and if sent home, the student would earn an absence.
- Students will usually have a break between classes and may consume snacks and beverages during this time.
- Students may not use the snack and soda machines during class time.