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Rights and Responsibilities

Student Rights:

  • Learn in a safe, clean, orderly and positive climate that is unbiased, nonjudgmental, and free from prejudice, discrimination, verbal or physical threats and abuse.
  • Receive appropriate accommodations to meet individual needs. (as supported by documentation)
  • Be treated with respect and in a fair and equitable manner by teachers and administrators.
  • Due process of law.
  • Have school rules that are enforced in a consistent, fair and reasonable manner.
  • Be free from retaliation, from fear of retaliation, and from sex discrimination and sexual harassment at school, including dating abuse.
  • Have teachers and administrators who will follow all District policies related to known allegations of discrimination, harassment, hazing, bullying, and incidents that require mandatory reporting. Such known allegations/incidents must be reported to site administration immediately.
  • Receive a copy of this Code.
  • Have access to school assignments/homework while serving a disciplinary suspension and have options for alternative instructional opportunities for any long term suspension.

Student Responsibilities: 

  • Attend school daily according to school district adopted calendar, arrive on time, bring appropriate materials, and be prepared to participate in class and complete assignments.
  • Make positive contributions to an environment that allows fellow students to be free from discrimination, harassment, hazing and bullying.
  • Make up work resulting from an absence.
  • Respect the rights, feelings, and property of fellow students, parents/guardians, school staff, visitors, guests, and school neighbors.
  • Conduct themselves in an appropriate and respectful manner while on school grounds, school buses, at bus stops, at any school-related activity, and in the classroom, so as not to interfere with the rights of another student to learn and to contribute to a safe and orderly environment that is conducive to learning.
  • Display behavior that does not compromise the safety of other students and/or staff.
  • Follow discipline guidelines adopted by the school and District.
  • Protect and take care of the school’s property.
  • Read and ask questions to understand the information in the Code of Conduct.


  • Request and be granted conferences with teachers, counselors and/or the principal.
  • Receive explanations from teachers about their student’s grades and disciplinary procedures.
  • Access and review school records pertaining to their student.
  • Receive a copy of this Code.
  • Receive immediately an oral and a written notification anytime a student receives in-school suspension or is sent home for any safety and/or disciplinary reason. (including suspensions)
  • Request an interpreter or translator at any step of the disciplinary process.
  • Request a review of all disciplinary actions relating to their student.
  • Direct their student’s education, upbringing and moral/religious training.
  • Be treated in a manner that is respectful of and responsive to their cultural traditions.


  • Attend school daily according to school district adopted Communicate and collaborate with teachers to support student achievement.
  • Attempt to participate and be active at their student’s school.
  • Be partners with school staff by sharing appropriate ideas for improving student learning and by helping to prevent and/or resolve student discipline problems.
  • Provide supervision of the student’s health, physical and emotional well-being, and assume responsibility for the student’s timely regular attendance.
  • Promptly provide the school with explanations for student absences or tardiness.
  • Ensure student compliance with school and district policies and regulations.
  • Read and ask questions to understand the information in this Code.
  • Reinforce the importance of students’ adherence to values and behaviors described in this Code.