RULES AND REGULATIONS SUBSTANCE ABUSE VIOLATIONS COB Page 14
A substance abuse offense is a serious infraction of the Prince William County Public Schools Code of Behavior. A substance abuse offense includes thepossession, use, being under the influence, distribution, or attempted/intended distribution of: Alcohol, non-alcoholic brews, alcohol products or alcohol containers Illegal, prescription, and over the counter drugs Remember all medications should be on file in the School Nurse( Mrs. Brodie’s) Office. A Medication Form needs to be on file Inhalants All illegal drug offenses will be reported to the police
Prohibited Substances Continued This rule applies at Bus Stops, and Public Property open to public use within 1000 ft of a school bus stop. If drugs are used outside of school time and result in a disruption to the school operation, then student(s) may be subject to disciplinary actions.
Rules & RegulationsWeapons Violations In order to assure the safety and welfare of students, staff and community, weapons and other prohibited items are banned from school activities or school-related activities regardless of where the activity takes place. COB page 15
Some Examples of Weapons and Prohibited Objects Knives of any kind Guns of any type to include toys Darts and throwing objects Chemical agents such as pepper spray, explosive devices (bombs), tear gas and fireworks.
WEAPON? FOR THE SAFETY OF OTHERS REPORT IT!!!
The School Board and school staff take a position of “Zero Tolerance” onweapons.
FIGHTING No physical contact/ to include horseplay/ playing around which causes injury or disruption Students are responsible for settling confrontations in a peaceful manner. This can be done with the assistance of all school personnel. COB page 9
WHEN DOES THE CODE OF BEHAVIOR APPLY? • For school activities on property owned by the school board • On school buses and at the bus stop • Off-site school sponsored activities (i.e., field trips, sporting events, club activities, etc.) • To and from school (includes walkers path) • COB page 3
Cheating and Plagiarism • Students may not give or receive unauthorized assistance ( written, verbal, or otherwise) on tests, exams, or class work that are to be graded as the work of a single individual without teacher approval. • Examples include copying a computer file, work from a friend at lunch, or information from the internet and turning it in as your work. COB page 8
SCHOOL SCHOOL BUS REMINDERS • Get on your bus promptly in the afternoon. Buses will leave at 3:00 pm. • No!!!!! Profanity, moving around the bus, throwing objects, food or drink, horseplay, standing up while the bus is moving. • Riding the school bus is a privilege. • COB page 13 PWC Public Schools
Bullying/ Harassment • Actions that in any way result in the physical, verbal, sexual or emotional abuse of others will not be tolerated. • Cyberbullying- use of computers, cell phones and other electronic devices to include e-books and PWC internet. • Threats- oral, written and electronic. • Teasing, insults, gossip, degrading language toward others. • Pushing, tripping and hitting. • If you observe bullying behavior it is your duty to report or help to stop the observed behavior. • Class meetings in advisory classes will be held throughout the year. • COB Page 8
Dress Code • Wear appropriate clothes to school. • If you think your clothes are inappropriate then they are. Use common sense • COB page 11
Dress Code Continued • Do not wear beach wear, tank tops, strapless tops, plunging necklines, pajamas, slippers, bandannas, ragged or torn jeans tight and short shorts, clothing which reveals under garments No bare midriffs!!!!!!! • All shirts must have sleeves. • Clothes which refer to sex, drugs, weapons, or alcohol are not permitted. Jewelry or other items which could be regarded as or used as weapons (i.e. belt buckles, studded belts, and collars) are not permitted).
Communication Devices • Wireless communication devices may be used on school buses provided the device does not distract the driver, compromise safety or violate other school bus rules and regulations. • Possession of communication devices by students on school grounds is a privilege. • Communication devices are to be turned off and placed in your locker during the school day. 8:00 am.-3:00pm. No texting during the day. • The school is NOT responsible for lost or stolen devices. • COB page 8
Technology Misuse • Using, producing, distributing, or receiving profanity, obscenity, photographs or material which bullies, harasses, offends, threatens or degrades others is prohibited. This includes cyberbullying, the intentional and/or repeated harm of others through the use of computers, cell phones, and/or other electronic or technological devices. COB page 11
SOAR to Success at BRMS Success through Organization Attitude and Respect
I will SOAR at BRMS! “ I will Succeed through Organization, Attitude, and Respect. I will honor and respect all members of the Bull Run Middle School community. I will not lie, cheat, or harass and will not tolerate these actions in others. I will be accountable for my actions. I believe in myself. I can make a difference.”