Skateboards, scooters, bicycles or skates...That are used as transportation to and from school should be stored appropriately until the end of the school day. Any use during the school day may result in confiscation and returned to parent.
Student Dress: Student dress and grooming do influence the learning climate of Eagle Harbor and should be appropriate to a learning environment. Dress and appearance, which causes disruption of the educational process, or present health or safety problems, shall not be permitted. Clothing that advertises or promotes tobacco, drugs, and/or alcohol are likewise not permitted. Please consider your scheduled activities and the weather when making your selections.
Students Rights and Responsibilities
The fundamental purpose of Bainbridge Island Public Schools is to provide educational opportunities for children and youth. If this purpose is to be achieved effectively, a safe and orderly learning environment must be maintained.
Pupils shall be responsible for conducting themselves in keeping with their levels of maturity, acting with due regard for the supervisory authority vested by the board in all district employees, for the educational purpose underlying all school activities, for the widely shared use of school property, and for the rights and welfare of other students. the same time, children and youth, by statute and by constitutional grant, have certain individual rights and privileges, which must be preserved.
All students who attend the district's schools shall comply with the written policies, rules, and regulations of the schools, shall pursue the required course of studies, and shall submit to the authority of staff of the schools, subject to such corrective action or sanction as the school officials shall determine.
Guidelines for Interventions
Creating a respectful school environment is critical to a quality learning setting. Students at Eagle Harbor will have opportunities to discuss and develop positive classroom standards. These are general guidelines for handling student discipline:
Staff will handle minor offenses where the incident occurs, in the classroom, halls, and other general areas of the school. Teachers will communicate classroom rules and expectations to parents and students. If appropriate, Parents will be informed when their student becomes involved in behavior that is detrimental to the student or classroom. Teachers will document issues of concern.
For a serious offense or continuous disruptive behavior, a student will be referred to the principal. Following a meeting with the principal, the student will be assigned a restriction of activities or similar consequence. If appropriate, parents will be notified by a phone call or a note.
For students who are repeated referred to the office, or for violance of the District's Student Code of Conduct, a parent conference with the principal and classroom teacher, if appropriate. Out-of-school suspension is used only after Step 2 has not been effective in changing the student's behavior, or for an offense viewed as serious enough to warrant immediate suspension. If a student is placed on suspension, there will be a mandatory re-admission conference with parent, teacher and administration.
Expulsion or placement out of the regular school setting is used as the last resort when other interventions have been tried and the student is still not functioning adequately in the school setting.
Due Process Assurance
Prior to the implementation of discipline or corrective action as defined under RCW 28A.600.010 and pursuant to RCW 28A.305.160, the individual student will be assured substantive and procedural due process rights. In addition, reasonable efforts will be made to notify parent(s) of significant student conduct and discipline issues.
The student accused of having violated a conduct rule or code will be notified of the alleged rule or code infraction and the possible disciplinary action to be taken.
The student must be given the opportunity to be heard and to present any claim or defense on his/her own behalf.
The school must take reasonable care to properly investigate the allegation.
Any finding and/or determination by the school must be based upon reasonably trustworthy information sufficient to justify these decisions.
Corrective and disciplinary sanctions will be metered in a reasonable, fair, equitable, and just manner suitable under and for each individual circumstance.
These assurances do not prevent the school from taking emergency expulsion or removal actions, as deemed necessary and appropriate under prescribed law.
Harassment of any form, including sexual harassment, of its employees, students, volunteers, or parents is not tolerated in our schools. This is in accordance with District Policy 3705 and 3700. Harassment is defined as intentional acts, statements, or conduct which has the purpose or effect of interfering with an individual's educational or work performance, or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational or work environment. This may include, but is not limited to: Graffiti, pictures, or photographs offensively or negatively depicting race, color, sex, creed, religion, sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin, physical, sensory, or mental disabilities, or any other category protected by law; disparaging remarks about or use of demeaning, offensive, or negative terms related to previously stated categories; deliberate and unwelcome touching, cornering, pinching, or pulling on clothing; offensive jokes or teasing related to previously stated categories; or hazing, pranks, or other intimidating behavior.
Sexual harassment does not refer to casual conversations or compliments of a socially acceptable nature. It refers to behavior which is unwelcome, has the purpose or effect of interfering with an individual's educational or work performance, or creating intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational or work environment. Sexual harassment consists of: Unwelcome sexual advances; requests for sexual favors; sexually-motivated physical contact; or other verbal or physical conduct or communication of a sexual nature if:
Submission to that conduct or communication is made a term or condition, either explicitly or implicitly of obtaining an education or employment; submission to or rejection of that conduct or communication by an individual is used as a factor in decisions affecting that individual's education or employment; or that conduct or communication has the purpose or effect of interfering with an individual's educational or work performance, or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational or work environment. Such conduct, whether committed in the educational environment or district workplace by students, employees, volunteers, parents or guardians, is specifically prohibited. This may include, but is not limited to: Sexually suggestive looks or gestures; pressure for dates or sexual activity; unnecessary brushes or touches; offensive sexual graffiti, pictures, or photographs; disparaging remarks about one's gender or sexually demeaning terms for women or men; deliberate and unwelcome touching, cornering, pinching, or pulling on clothing; sexual jokes or teasing; attempts to kiss or fondle; or hazing, pranks, or other intimidating behavior.
Narcotics, Alcoholic Beverages, and Stimulant Drugs: A student shall not possess, use, transmit, be under the influence of, or show evidence of having used any narcotic drug, hallucinogenic drug, amphetamine, barbiturate, marijuana, alcoholic beverage, or intoxicants of any kind: on the school grounds during, immediately before or immediately after school hours; on the school grounds at any other time when the school is being used by any school group, or off the school grounds at a school activity, function, or event. Use of a drug authorized by a medical prescription from a registered physician shall not be considered a violation of this rule, providing school district guidelines pertaining to the use of prescribed medications are followed.
Policy/Law regarding Weapons: It is unlawful for any person to possess on, or to carry onto, any public or private school premises, including school district buildings, grounds, or vehicles, any firearm or dangerous weapon as defined in RCW 9.41.250. These weapons include, but are not limited to: sling shot, sand club, metal knuckles, dagger, dirk, any knife, "nun-chu-ka sticks", "throwing stars", and air guns, including air pistols or rifles, or any ammunition. This protocol applies to look alike weapons.
Smoking Policy: Smoking and other use of tobacco products on campus or at school related activities is prohibited by both students and adults. Students choosing to be with a student who is violating the Smoking Policy will be considered a violator as well.