School Policies and Procedures AKA The Rules
ACCIDENTS

Every accident on school property or on a school-sponsored trip should be reported to administration as soon as possible after it has happened. Appropriate action will be taken as mandated by law and school policy.

ACTIVITIES

All activities funded or supported in any way by the school must be cleared through administration. School personnel must be present at all times in such events. No event at the school should be scheduled to go longer than 10 pm on a school night without permissionandamplecommunicationtoparentsandguardians. Schedulingmustbe done through the Assistant Director of Operations and the group holding the event is responsible for set up and clean up. School personnel chaperoning are responsible for securing the building and making sure students are accounted for after an event.

ADDRESS CHANGE

Families and guardians should notify the front office if there is ever a change in contact information for any student, especially phone numbers and email addresses.

ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATION

It is against the law for any school personnel to dispense medication of any kind (including aspirin, ibuprofen, etc.) without legal authorization to do so from parents or guardians in writing. Changes to dosage also must be requested in writing. While individual students may self-administer and carry an inhaler, a medical professional should describe dosage with the school. Questions and concerns on this matter must be addressed to administration.

ADMISSION/ENROLLMENT/TRANSFERS

The school abides by state and federallaws governing these items. Students who have not been properly withdrawn and cleared by another school cannot be enrolled at Rockwell and should expect the same at a school in which they wish to enroll if not cleared by Rockwell. Questions and concerns should be addressed to the front office.

ASBESTOSE NOTICE

In 1986, congress passed the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA), which is a provision of the Toxic Substance Control Act. This Act requires local education agencies, such as Rockwell Charter High School, to inspect for asbestos-containing building material, prepare and maintain up-to-date AHERA Management Plans, and notify occupants’ of the plan on a yearly basis. All of this is an effort to prevent the exposure of asbestos to the occupants of our school building. Our architects and builders have certified that no asbestos containing materials were used in the construction of Rockwell Charter High School’s building. Therefore, no asbestos-containing materials were identified. We continue to be alert to ensure that suspected asbestos-containing materials do not pose a hazard to our students and staff.

Rockwell Charter High School’s AHERA Management Plan is available for review during regular working hours, in the front office. This plan has also been submitted to the Utah Department of Environmental Quality/Division of Air Quality. For more details regarding the AHERA management plan, please contact Candice Spivey, Assistant Director of Operations, at cspivey@rockwellhigh.net.

ASSEMBLY/SPIRIT RALLY CONDUCT

Students will show respect and courtesy during any class, grade-level, school or other assembly or spirit rally. Teachers will attend with their mentoring classes unless requested to assist with hall or commons area monitoring. Students and adults alike are asked to (1) be on time, (2) applaud and/or cheer appropriately, (3) avoid heckling or otherwise embarrassing themselves or the school with inappropriate behavior, and (4) remain in the assembly or spirit rally until it concludes (except for medical or other emergencies or demands requiring early departure).

ATHLETIC AND ACTIVITY ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

All students participating in any extracurricular activity or inter-scholastic competition must maintain a 2.5 GPA and must not have more than one F, I, or NG at the present grade check or from a previous term for purposes of trying out or practicing or otherwise participating. Missing any class on the day of a game or event will require the student to misstheactivityorcompetition. StudentswithIEPsand504squalifytoparticipateby meeting the measurements outlined in their IEP or 504.

ATTENDANCE

Chronic attendance issues are a key indicator of a student’s academic failure. Rockwell encourages on-time attendance for all students to their classes. Teachers are more inclined to assist and tutor a student attending class and trying than those who mistakenly assume they do not have to show up. Illnesses or family emergencies are the obvious exceptions and administration and teachers will work with families dealing with difficult circumstances.

Absences and Tardies
  • Students who are absent or tardy may be excused by a parent. It is the parent’s and student’s responsibility to make sure the student attends school. Vacations periods, or pre-determined absences, may be excused by a parent or guardian.
  • A student is considered tardy if they are up to 20 minutes late to a scheduled class. After 20 minutes it becomes an absence due to tardy. 3 tardies in one class = 1 unexcused absence for that class.
  • Administration may request an Intervention Meeting with the student and parent(s) to review academic progress when chronic excused absences or excused tardies (more than 10/semester) are affecting the student’s academic progress.
Unexcused Absences
  • Students who intentionally leave or miss school are subject to Utah State Law and rule regarding truancy. The school will follow the law concerning unexcused absences. Chronic unexcused absences (8 days in a semester) may result in a referral to court as required by rule and law.
  • In addition to a referral to court, teachers will issue a NG (no grade) for the class following the 4th unexcused absence in a term.
Consequences for Violations of Unexcused Absence Attendance Standards

3rd Unexcused Absence: Student and parent(s) will be required to meet with administration to create an Attendance Intervention Plan (AIP). 4th – 5th Offenses: Student and parent(s) will be required to meet with our Academic Counselor to update the student’s Attendance Intervention Plan (AIP). 6th Offense: Student and parent(s) will be required to meet with our Academic Counselor to establish an Alternative Placement Plan (APP).

The AIP is an opportunity for the student and parents/guardians to address the matter before a more harsh penalty is extended. Rockwell is committed to retaining students, but not at the expense of losing academic progress or school culture stability. In the event that an AIP does not have the desired outcome, students, parents/guardians, and administration along with any others deemed necessary for such a meeting, will determine an alternative placement. An Alternative Placement Plan will require work to largely be done off site and without much support, but will also require personal check ins with administration and, in most cases, attendance at Saturday School.

Plainly stated, students will not be rewarded with immediate suspension or expulsion because it actually penalizes the school in the longer term than finding an alternative approach for the student. However, a greater responsibility is then placed on the student and parents for the academic progress of the student, though the school will continue to support the student just from a different angle.

BULLYING / CYBERBULLYING / INTIMIDATION / HARASSMENT

Rockwell prohibits bullying and hazing from occurring and the proper discipline measure will be followed through. Bullying should be reported to a trusted teacher, office staff member, or to administration. Violations of civil law will constitute communication with the proper law enforcement authorities. This includes issues of social media harassment, intimidation, and bullying.

The school is committed to drawing a very sensitive and careful distinction between peer conflicts and bullying. Too often, what boils down to peer conflicts are termed bullying and teaching students this distinction becomes crucial. Disagreements are going to happen for much of their lives, so learning how to navigate such things will lend to their life success.

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BUSING

Utah’s legislature does not fund transportation for charter schools, thus, riding the bus is a privilege for students. While a fee is charged parents/guardians, the amount does not cover insurance, fuel, overall upkeep of buses, and salary of drivers. Bus drivers are charged with transporting students safely and efficiently to school and home while also maintaining order. Improper conduct on the bus could result in the denial of the benefit and privilege of riding the bus. No refund will be issued in such a circumstance, though parents are welcome to take this to the board. Following is Rockwell’s transportation policy:

1.0 TRANSPORTATION-CONDUCT

1.1 Minor Offenses:
  • 1.1.1 Minor offenses are to be defined as pushing, throwing any item inside or outside of the bus, yelling (or any other loud noise making), using inappropriate language, consuming food or beverages on the bus, standing while the bus is in motion, and other offensive behavior, as determined by the driver and/or director.
  • 1.1.2 A conference shall be held between the driver and offending student following a first offense. A written warning will also be sent home.
  • 1.1.3 If a problem occurs with the same student a second time, a second conference shall be held between the driver, offending student, and the principal. Notification of the offense will be sent home to the student's parents.
  • 1.1.4 If a problem occurs with the same student a third time, a third conference shall be held between the driver, offending student, principal, andparent[s]. ABusConductreportformwillbecompletedandthe student shall be barred from riding the school bus for a period ranging from one week to the entire school year, as determined necessary and appropriate by the director.
  • 1.1.5 It is the duty of all RCHS employees, students, and parents to report any issues they become aware of, after the fact. Action will be taken on such allegations.
1.2 Major Offenses:
  • 1.2.1 Major offenses are any actions that endanger safety to the bus and/or riders. These actions include the use or possession of tobacco, drugs, or alcohol, deliberate disregard for safety, any vandalism to the bus, extreme profanity, firearms or dangerous objects, bullying, sexual harassment, and any other offenses so determined by the driver or director to be unacceptable.
  • 1.2.2 Major incidents are to be handled by pulling the bus to the side of the road, stopping the bus, and the driver attempting to stop the offense. The driver shall immediately contact the director via cell phone, and inform him of the incident and the offender's actions.
  • 1.2.3 The offending student will be moved to the front seat of the bus and will be delivered either home or to the school. The driver shall then notify the offender that he/she is excluded from riding until further notice. 1.2.4 A conference will be scheduled within 24 hours of the incident with the parent[s]/guardian[s], driver, student, and administration to determine future bus privileges.
  • 1.2.5 As determined in the conference, a Bus Conduct report form will be completed and the student shall be barred from riding the school bus for a period ranging from one week to the entire school year, as determined necessary and appropriate by the director.
  • 1.2.6 If the major offense is vandalism, the offender shall not be reinstated until restitution is made.
  • 1.2.7 Students are subject to Rockwell Charter High School policies and consequences while riding the bus. Major infraction consequences will be issued along with the above stated actions.
  • 1.2.8 No refund of school bus fees will be granted.
  • 1.2.9 It is the duty of all RCHS employees, students, and parents to report anyissuestheybecomeawareof,afterthefact. Suchmatterswillbe appropriately investigated and proper action will be taken if merited.
2.0 TRANSPORTATION - RULES AND EXPECTATIONS
  • 2.1 The bus will not make specific home stops.
  • 2.2 Students need to arrive 3-5 minutes early to their designated stop. 2.3 Students may not consume food or beverage on the bus.
  • 2.4 Students must be seated at all times while the bus is in motion. 2.5 Students must use inside voices [see1.1.1].
  • 2.6 Keep heads, hands, and arms inside the bus at all times.
  • 2.7 Students may be assigned specific seats as designated by the bus driver or director to maintain an orderly and safe riding opportunity.

CHEATING/PLAGIARISM

Cheating is defined as copying the work of another, regardless of where or how obtained. Plagiarism at Rockwell is defined as taking credit for work that you did not complete yourself. Students found cheating or plagiarizing, or aiding in such behaviors will receive the consequences outlined in the school discipline policy. Students participating in such activities may receive a zero on that assignment or assessment which may result in failing academic credit. See Credit Recovery

CLASS CHANGES

These must be completed within 2 weeks of the new semester. Students must fill out class change request forms, meet with the counselor, and the class change approved beforebeginningtheirnewschedule. Termchangesareonlyallowedinrarecases. There is a $5.00 charge for each class change after the initial 2 week period of each semester.

COMMONS AREA/GENERAL USE AREAS OF THE SCHOOL

Students are responsible to clean up after themselves no matter where they are at the school. They should make sure that the space they have used, regardless of where in the school, is left better than they found it. Students incapable of doing so will be required to assist in janitorial duties. Students may be charged for damages that result from carelessness in using school property and especially outright vandalism done.

COMPUTER USE AND SECURITY

All students and adults using Rockwell computers are to be use them for educational- related purposes only. Students should be under faculty supervision while using computers at school. Unauthorized and unlawful use of computers is prohibited. Misuse will result in loss of privileges and could result in suspension. Students and parents must read and sign the acceptable use policy prior to student use of school computers.

CREDIT RECOVERY/ENHANCEMENT

Studies for much of the past 2o years indicate that students allowed to drop out of high school (various reasons) wind up costing the country billions annually and see very limited prospects for personal earnings as well as a higher potential for incarceration. Opportunities to recover or enhance credit are critical components of any school in the 21st century.

At Rockwell, students in danger of not graduating are required to address their credit deficits with the teacher awarding them an F or by virtue of an online class or in a hybrid format. No student is “given” a grade, but effort is required to demonstrate comprehension or competency in the assigned material. It is preferable that students work with a teacher or simply retake a class, but when that is not longer possible, other legal and ethical avenues will be listed. The rough equivalent of seat time is 25 hours per term credit. Students at Rockwell are expected to exhibit understanding of material regardless of how credit is awarded or by whom.

DRESS CODE

All students and adults affiliated with the school have a responsibility to dress appropriately and observe basic standards of cleanliness, modesty, and good grooming that reflects pride in themselves and in their school. Students enrolled at Rockwell have committed to abiding by this dress code.

Modesty, Cleanliness, and Appropriateness at Rockwell includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Hats or any head coverings are not to be worn in classrooms except for medical reasons established by a medical professional’s communication with the school.
  • Items such as face paint or excessive makeup, excessive, dangerous, or distracting body piercing, or distracting hair styles are not permitted except for special school spirit or dress up days.
  • No unnatural hair colors will be allowed (e.g. blue, pink, neon colors, etc.) except those that are temporary for school spirit or dress up days.
  • No cleavage, bare bellies, backs, or underwear should be visible for either gender.
  • Shirts, or tops, for male students must have sleeves.
  • Shirts or tops that expose bare midriffs during normal activity, or which have spaghetti straps or bare backs are not permitted.
  • Pants must fit appropriately around the waist.
  • Shorts and skirts must reach the mid-thigh, when wearer is in a seated position.
  • Hard-soled foot coverings must be worn at all times – socks only are not allowed.
  • Clothing that is ripped, torn, shredded, or otherwise ragged (whether intentional or unintentional) is not acceptable.
  • Clothing with vulgar language, inappropriate pictures (e.g. sexually oriented, gang or violence related), alcohol or cigarette advertising, and depicting, inferring, or glorifying illegal substances, or any other illegal activities, are not permitted.
  • Apparel that is gang-related or appears to be gang-related is not permitted. This includes, but is not limited to: oversized baggy pants, bandanas, headbands, spiked bands, chains on pants or wallets, or any article of clothing that would identify the student with a gang.
  • Pajama pants or tops, and bedroom slippers are not appropriate for school.

Administration reserves the right to address dress code issues they are presented with in the manner that most benefits general school order and student academic progress. Parents and students have the primary responsibility of assuring that students are dressed properly for school according to these standards. Students choosing not to abide by the standard for Dress and Grooming, after being disciplined for repeated violations, should probably choose to attend another school.

ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Beyond cell phones or items specifically needed for a class, students should leave all other electronic gadgets at home. The school is not responsible for damage, loss, or theft. Studentsviolatingclassroomrules/guidelineswillhavetheiritemconfiscatedand be able to retrieve it after school. A second infraction will require a parent to retrieve the item. AthirdinfractionwillbeconsideredaMajorInfraction–WillfulDisobedience (due to the repetition of stated infractions) and handled as indicated in the discipline policy. Students needing to be checked out should be handled through the main office and not between student and parent via cell phone.

EMERGENCY DRILLS/PLAN

Rockwell follows a common emergency plan as outlined in the Crisis Response Guide. Drills of varying kinds are carried out each year in accordance with state law.

FOOD AND DRINK RULE

Teachers set individual policies about their own rooms. Except for games, no food or drinkareallowedinthegymorweightroomoronthestage. Participantsandspectators are expected to clean up after themselves.

FUNDRAISERS

Fundraisers are held to support the whole school program or individual programs as determined prior to the start of any fundraising activity. Individual students may only be “credited” with their efforts toward payment of various fees upfront and not after the fact. Should a student help with fundraising for a school-related group and then discontinue participation in the group or withdraw from the school for whatever reason, the funds generated by that student will still remain with the organization they were intended for and are non-refundable.

GRADING

Rockwell is a public school of choice meaning students and parents choose to be here and choose to follow all the rules and abide by all consequences. Only a student's best work should be submitted. Students who fail to keep grades above a D+ will be placed on academic probation (unless on an IEP or 504) and will attend detentions and/or Saturday school until the grade improves. These should not be seen as punitive, but rather as an attempt to assist the student in fulfilling their potential.

Teachers have the option at the end of a grading period to issue an "I" (Incomplete) at which time the student will enter into an Incomplete Contract with teacher as to an appropriate time span in which to complete work in order to receive a letter grade. In the event no work is submitted, an F will be awarded in place of the incomplete grade at such time the teacher and student stipulated in the Incomplete Contract.

The grading system is as follows:

A+ = 97-100% A = 93-96% A- = 90-92%
B+ = 87-89% B = 83-86% B- = 80-82%
C+ = 77-79% C = 73-76% C- = 70-72%
D range = 60-69% F = 0-59%

A and B Honor Rolls will come out at each quarter. Please seek clarification on individual grades with specific teachers. General questions or concerns about grading can be addressed with administration.

GRADE CHANGE POLICY

Students will be subject to the grading policies of individual teachers in satisfying course requirements. The school’s board and administration reserve the right to change or amend those policies that undermine the mission, vision, and values of the school or that could place the school in legal jeopardy, while still providing for teacher autonomy.

In addition to the previously stated credit recovery/enhancement policy and in the event students have received a no grade (NG) for attendance issues or have need of credit recovery due to the awarding of an F grade, RCHS provides two ways for the attendance and credit to be recovered.

(1) Detention:

Teachers determine their availability for detention, but it can occur before or after school, keeping in mind that tutoring may also be taking place during that time. Period absences can be made up before school and after school as communicated between teacher, student, and parents/guardians. Any student attending detention will follow the individual teacher’s procedure for the lost credit. Detention may take place Monday through Thursday, before or after school and Friday before school. Teachers are allowed to determine what credit is received toward absences and tardies being made up, but it must be detailed in their overall management plan and cannot be arbitrarily reduced or increased depending on a particular student.

(2) Saturday School:

Attendance at Saturday School makes up a full day of absences. Teachers who do not give credit for late work or work missed due to sluffing will give credit for attendance but not for work completed at Saturday School.

While Saturday School is primarily used for making up absences and tardiness as well as truancy, it can be used to make up for the loss of credit in most classes. Individual teacher policies will still be honored. As part of the public school system, Rockwell reserves the right to provide a mechanism for students to recover portions of credit due to absences and disciplinary issues, as previously stated in the credit recovery/enhancement policy. The cost to attend Saturday School is $25, but may be waived if a hardship. The sessions run from 10:00amuntil2:00pm. Questions on this policy are to be directed to administration.

With regards to work that may possibly be finished after term grades, an "I" or Incomplete will be awarded. The teacher, student and parents will confer as to a reasonable time frame to hand in such work. Once the Incomplete work has been completed, a grade will be given. This is in line with the overriding aspect of this policy that individual teachers set their course objectives and policies. An "I" will not impact a term GPA as no grade value exists and no credit has been earned until the grade change takes place. For extracurricular participation, where no grade value exists and no credit has been earned nor denied, a student carrying more than one incomplete grade (without an IEP or 504) will not be allowed to participate in a sport, activity, or other special event until all Incompletes are made up. If a student has an F and an I, they are on probation the same as if they had two F's.

Teachers who determine their individual policy will not allow grade changes of any kind, must still allow for an I grade due to extenuating circumstances (including but not limited to death, grave or serious illness, issues at home that may not allow for a 504 but certainly have disrupted the fair access to educational program of the student, etc.) and based on federal law (section 504 of the Civil Rights law and ESEA or Special Education law). Any such individualization must be explicitly spelled out in the disclosure documents that are required for each class taught. Any grade changes that teachers make must be sent via email or in writing to administration. Administration may change grades if sufficient evidence exists that a teacher acted irrationally or did not maintain Rockwell professional standards.

This policy was set forth and continues to be deemed necessary to protect all stakeholders on various levels at the school. At no time may the school’s grading policy allow the school to operate at less than the minimum standard expressed in federal or state law, state board rules, or overall school policies.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

RCHS is committed above all to preparing students for what comes next in their lives. For students on track to graduate, this means university study, the military, vocational training or whatever that student decides to take on in his or her life. As such, it is proposed that the following credits be earned by RCHS students graduating in 2016:

4.0 credits of English including 1 credit each of English 9, 10, 11 and any AP English or Literature, Speech and Debate, or Advanced Writing courses as offered

3.0 credits of Math including 1 credit each for Secondary Math I, Secondary Math II, Secondary Math III, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus or an Advanced or Applied Math elective as offered.

3.0 credits of Science including 1 credit each for Physical or Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics or an Advanced or Applied Science elective as offered.

3.0 credits of Social Studies including 1 credit each for World Geography/World Civilization and United States History plus .5 credit of U.S. Government and .5 credits of a Social Studies elective as offered.

2.0 credits of Health and Physical Education including .5 credit each of Health, PE Life Skills, PE Participation, and Fitness for Life

1.5 credits of Fine Arts

1.0 credit of CTE (Foods, Sewing, Computer courses, extra Math or Science, etc.)

.50 credit of Computer Tech

.50 credit of Financial Literacy

1.0 credit of College/ACT Prep (included in Mentoring effort)

2.0 credits of Foreign Language (depending on the college, may be waived)

3.5 credits of General Electives 25 credits total

For students graduating in 2017 and after, here is what is required:

4.0 credits of English including 1 credit each of English 9, 10, 11 and any AP English or Literature, Speech and Debate, or Advanced Writing courses as offered

4.0 credits of Math including 1 credit each for Secondary Math I, II, and/or III, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, AP Calculus or an Applied Math elective as offered

4.0 credits of Science including 1 credit each for Physical or Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics or an Advanced or Applied Science elective as offered

3.0 credits of Social Studies including 1 credit each for World Geography/World Civilization and United States History plus .5 credit of U.S. Government and .5 credits of a Social Studies elective as offered

2.0 credits of Health and Physical Education including .5 credit each of Health, PE Life Skills, PE Participation, and Fitness for Life

1.5 credits of Fine Arts

1.0 credit of CTE (Foods, Sewing, Computer courses, extra Math or Science, etc.)

.50 credit of Computer Tech .50 credit of Financial Literacy

5.5 credits of General Electives 26 credits total

Additional requirements beginning with the class of 2017: (1) complete 40 service hours (depending the amount of time student has been at Rockwell), (2) create an e-portfolio of work from a variety of subjects, and (3) completion of a 5-year posy graduation plan. Any students who transfer to RCHS for 11th or 12th grade may apply to RCHS administration for a modification of these requirements.

HOMEWORK

Students have a great deal to accomplish between 7th and 12th grades. Homework that is meaningful can make a difference. Teachers are challenged to avoid busy work. They have a direct responsibility to ensure that the work going home has meaning and helps the student go to the next level. Students need help from teachers and parents to develop a routine of assessing what needs doing immediately and what can wait, especially on a set A/B or Block schedule.

Based upon strong data in support of daily practice, all students should see some amount of math homework at least 2 or 3 times per week. At the same time, students will have reports and projects assigned that will not be possible to do at school and will need support to get these done at home. Readings for a variety of classes will occur, but should not occupy a bunch of time, especially for those with IEPs specifically addressing reading challenges. It is safe to assume that 7th-9th grades could see about 80-100 minutes of homework per day; 10th-12th grades could see about 100-130 minutes per day, these being rough estimates. When concerned that it is becoming too much, please work with your student(s) and track how long assignments are taking for a few weeks and share this with the teacher(s). This will allow all of us to work together better. Students should not shy away from using mentoring to their advantage.

INTERNSHIPS/AIDE POSITIONS AT THE SCHOOL

Library, Office, Teacher, and Athletic Assistant or Aide opportunities exist at Rockwell. Students must submit an application for any such positions. These offerings will play a key role in assisting in whatever areas of the school they occur. Each position will provide opportunities for growth and development of students in a variety of areas as an internal internship. Successful completion of these semester positions will earn a passing grade as well as a certificate that identifies basic skills acquired or solidified which can be included on resumes or job applications.

LOCKERS

Lockers are provided for the convenience of the students to store school materials. Any other personal items, which are stored in the locker, are at their own personal risk. Money and other personal items should not be left in lockers.

LOST AND FOUND

All lost and found items should be brought to the Main Office immediately. Lost and Found items unclaimed will be donated to local charities at the end of each semester.

LUNCH

7th and 8th grade students must remain on campus unless released to their parents or other appropriate individuals listed on school records. 9th-12th graders may leave campus during high school lunch only. Students who have licenses are expected to abide by all traffic laws in and out of Rockwell’s parking lot. All food and drink must remain in the Commons Area, unless authorized by a specific teacher to be in their classroom. 9th- 12th grade students who are chronically tardy to class following lunch will lose the open campus privilege until such time it is earned back.

MEDIA CENTER

The Media Center (AKA Library) will be open between 8 and 12:30 each day. Students must have a pass to be in the media center during class time. No food or drink is allowed in the media center. Students are responsible for all materials checked out with their student account. Any missing or damaged books will be assessed at a pro-rated amount.

MENTORING

Research shows that even the most talented and motivated students of any level achieve greater success in a supportive cooperative environment. The primary objectives behind the mentoring program at Rockwell are as follows:

  • Provide students with small group settings which can assist them through peer and teacher tutoring opportunities;
  • Provide each student with a trusted teacher advocate;
  • Provide leadership and team skill building opportunities for future academic, social, and career success; and
  • Mentoring groups meet four days each week because of the school's belief that a strong mentoring program will lead to stronger students.

OUT OF BOUNDS AREAS

Other than high school lunch and to attend seminary, the school is a closed campus. Students are expected to be in class or elsewhere as scheduled in the school during school hours. The following areas around the school are out of bounds to students:

  • The park on Stonebridge Lane (unless accompanied by school personnel)
  • Around the seminary building (except to attend class as released to do so by parents) - At Maverik (except during high school lunch)
  • on the golf course (unless for a P.E. unit)

Students will be given ISS (In School Suspension) for such activities on the first infraction where they will do cleaning of the facilities. Parents will be notified on the first infraction. Studies and observation verify that students missing or arriving late to class generally miss information they need for stronger academic performance.

PARENT-TEACHER-STUDENT CONFERENCING

Parents may arrange for a conference with a teacher at any time by scheduling an appointment with the individual teacher via email or phone call. A parent needing to meet with a collective body of teachers should coordinate such a meeting with their student’s mentor teacher. Rockwell will also have regularly scheduled Parent-Teacher- Student Conferences during each semester – please check the calendar.

PARKING LOT

Parking at Rockwell is considered a privilege. All cars must be parked in designated parking spots. Parking in any other area is prohibited. Failing to do so may result in a fine being imposed, and/or the vehicle being towed at the student’s expense. Rockwell is not responsible for damage or theft to a vehicle. Maximum speed in the parking lot is 5 mph. Individuals caught speeding or driving recklessly may have all parking and driving privileges revoked, and will be subject to possible suspension. Any questions regarding parking may be directed toward the Executive Director.

PUBLIC DISPLAYS OF AFFECTION (PDA)

Public Displays of Affection (PDA) are not allowed. This includes inappropriate hugging, kissing, sitting on laps, or any inappropriate touching.

REPORT CARDS

Report Cards will be issued after every term. Grades can and should be checked regularlyonSIS/Aspire. Checkwiththefrontofficeforlogininformation.

SAFE SCHOOL/DISCIPLINE POLICY

The Rockwell Safe School/Discipline policy prohibits acts that are disruptive to the learning environment, drugs, alcohol, illegal use of prescription drugs, dangerous weapons, harassment, gangs, secret societies, and hate groups. A safe school environment includes the school and grounds during school hours and during school- sponsored activities and events. The following policy and guidelines have been created for this purpose in accordance with Utah State Law (UCA53A-11-901-909).

Classroom Standards

Each teacher will have standards of expected behavior in his/her classroom. Student actions that take away from the learning environment will be termed as disrupting class. The use of media and/or technology (such as cell phones, computers, I-pods, etc.) is allowed for school use only and under the direction and at the discretion of each classroom teacher. Each teacher has the ability to post classroom specific rules and guidelines so long as such items do not controvert overall school rules or operating policies and procedures.

Consequences for Violations of Classroom Standards

  • 1st offense: Student receives a warning from the teacher and signs his or her name on a discipline sheet acknowledging his or her behavior.
  • 2nd offense: Student receives another warning from the teacher and the parent will be called by the teacher. The student will also sign his or her name on a discipline sheet acknowledging the second behavior infraction. Teacher may develop with the student a plan to reduce possibility for a 3rd offense.
  • 3rd offense: Student’s parents will be called for a conference that will include the student, teacher and parent. This conference will be a good faith effort meeting meant to help the teacher and the parent to collaborate with the student on ways to help the student succeed at our school. The student will once again sign a discipline sheet acknowledging the behavior. This is the student’s last minor infraction before the behavior turns into a Major Infraction (repetition of negative behavior is defined as willful disobedience). Administration may be called in for this meeting if it is deemed necessary.

School-wide Standards

These cover the campus including hallways, locker rooms, gym, offices, buses and grounds. School-wide standards also are in effect during all school activities on or off campus and in school transportation.

  • Public Display of Affection (PDA) is not allowed. This includes inappropriate hugging, kissing, sitting on laps, or any inappropriate touching.
  • Lying, hurtful or slanderous comments, gossip, or rumors (written, spoken, or texted) are not acceptable. This includes swearing and disrespectful language. This type of language may be deemed as harassment: see Major Infractions.
  • Rough housing is not allowed. This includes hitting, pushing, kicking, poking, tripping, holding, throwing inappropriate objects, etc.
  • Inappropriate comments (swearing and inappropriate language and terms that are derogatory and negative) or gestures will not be tolerated.
  • Any actions determined to be impolite or that are unbecoming a Rockwell student will result in a consequence measured by the severity of the actions.
  • Dress Code is to be followed on campus at all times.

Consequences for Violation of School-wide Standards

  • 1st & 2nd Offenses: Student will be sent to the front office, will receive a warning and the parent(s) will be called.
  • 3rd and 4th Offense: Parent(s) and student will be required to attend a conference and an Intervention Plan (IP) will be signed by student, parent, and administrator.
  • 5th Offense and beyond: Student and parent(s) will be required to update IP Plan and an alternative placement option will be determined.

Consequences Specific to Dress Code

  • 1st Offense: Student will be sent to the front office and must change before re-entering the academic environment if at all possible. Parents will be notified by way phone call and/or email. Student will receive an entry slip to re-enter the classroom.
  • 2nd Offense: Student will be sent to the front office and must change before re-entering the academic environment – may require wearing oversized clothing from the office. Parent(s) will be called and a conference will be set up between administration, parents, and student. Student will receive an entry slip to re-enter classroom as soon as possible.
  • 3rd Offense: Student will be sent to the front office and the behavior is deemed Willful Disobedience. In-school suspension will be issued and an Intervention Meeting will be held between the student, parent(s) and administration.
  • 4th Offense: Student will be sent to the front office and the behavior is deemed a repeat case of Willful Disobedience. Student will earn 3 days of suspension and an Intervention Meeting will be held between the student, parent(s) and administration in which further attendance by the student at the school will be discussed.

Major Infractions

Major Infractions are part of our Safe School Plan and, depending on severity, may be deemed at a level of consequence that could require suspension of multiple days or even expulsion. Lawenforcementwillbecalledinwhenalawhasbeenbrokenandtheir outcome will be factored into the consequence extended to a student or students. Major Violations may be but are not limited to the following or any combination thereof:

  • Bullying, Extortion, Harassment – physical, sexual, verbal, including swearing, comments, speech and lewd gestures that are threatening, not just being inappropriate; Threats and/or any form of Intimidation
  • Illegal use and misuse of drugs, alcohol, and prescription drugs.
  • Fighting, Threats of Violence and/or any form of Intimidation related to such
  • Forgery, Plagiarism, Cheating on exams and/or assignments
  • Gross misuse of media including but not limited to hacking, illegal and inappropriate use, taking over of others computers
  • Stealing and/or being in possession of Stolen Property
  • Vandalism – destruction of school property or the damaging of school or other property not belonging to the student includes tagging or other forms of graffiti.
  • Willful Disobedience – includes repeated minor infractions or disregard for classroom procedures and rules

Consequences for Major Infractions

  • 1st Major Infraction: Student will not be allowed back into the general order of things meaning they are either suspended on site or off, but will not be back in class. Student and parent(s) will be required to meet with administration to develop an Intervention Plan (IP) which will include the designation of additional and appropriate time for in- school or other suspension and potential expulsion. Where possible, the board will be included on any expulsion investigation, but some matters simply require a quicker determination than a board will provide. The IP will address the student’s behavior and create a plan to prevent further infractions. The IP will be written and documented in thestudent’sfileandthestudent,parent(s),andadministrationwillsigntheIP. Inthe event it is determined that Alternative Placement is the best option that plan will also be included. Usually can be addressed with a day or two of ISS or out-of-school suspension.
  • 2nd Major Infraction: The student will receive no less than a 3-day out-of-school suspension. Again, depending on the infraction, upon returning, the student may serve additional days of ISS. The student, parent(s) and administration will meet to review and update the IP and determine if continued attendance at Rockwell is in the best interest of the school and student.
  • 3rd Major Infraction: An Expulsion will be extended to the student with a report to the Board by administration. The student will be immediately suspended up to 10 days to allow for an appeal by the parents/guardians. Students at this point will only continue to be enrolled at Rockwell in an alternative educational setting regardless of when it takes place in the school year.
SEARCH AND SEIZURE

School Authorities are charged with protecting the overall interests of the faculty, student body, and the school at-large. Students shall be free from searches unless there is reasonable cause to believe that something concealed is illegal, or poses an immediate danger to the individual or others. Lockers remain property of the school and may be subject to search at the discretion of school and law enforcement officials. Any vehicle located on school property may be inspected, if there is reasonable cause to believe the contents of the vehicle threaten the safety, health, or wellbeing of students.

SEOPs

All Rockwell students will have developed a working Student Educational Occupational Program (SEOP) by the end of their 9th grade year. Course Offerings will reflect the needs of the Rockwell student body as related to their SEOP. Middle School students will also work on preliminary SEOPs through the mentoring process.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT

All students have the right to a safe school environment. Sexual harassment is prohibited and is considered a Major Infraction. Students who participate in prohibited activities shall be dealt with in accordance with the school’s approved discipline policy.

SKATES/BOARDS/SCOOTERS/WHEELIES/BIKES/TRIKES/UNICYCLES

These items are not to be used inside the school at any time, except for performances on stage or in assemblies. Other than as means to travel to and from school, they should not be on campus. This is primarily about safety for individuals, damage to the school, and safeguarding personal property from possible theft.

STUDENT WELLNESS AND HEALTH

Adopted by the Board on June 11, 2009, this policy requires the school to be attentive to providing healthy drink, food, and snack options. The policy further requires that any sales or vending of foods or drinks meet certain community standards.

If a student becomes ill during the day, he/she should go to the Main Office to contact a parent/guardian. Students may not leave campus without first being checked-out appropriately through the Main Office.

VISITORS

All visitors, including parents, MUST check-in at the Main Office, be approved by Administrative Office staff, and receive a Visitor’s pass, in order to be in the building during school hours. All visitors MUST check out of the Main Office, and return their pass, before they leave the building.

WORK RELEASE/STUDY

Work Release is provided to students as an opportunity to gain valuable experience in the workplace. Students must have verifiable employment/work they are completing during this time. This program is not merely for students to be excused from school. Students must notify the school if employment has discontinued or changed.

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