Student Code of Conduct
The Bordentown Regional High School’s purpose is to have all students attain success in mastering the New Jersey CORE Curriculum Content Standards in Grades 9 through 12 in a safe, secure, and caring environment. We are proud to introduce our new initiative, Bordentown is on Point! This program will teach positive social skills and recognize students who are engaging in behaviors that improve our social climate and community. Respect Yourself and Others, Be Accountable, and Aspire Higher will be part of our school’s expectations and values. Further, we have defined what it means to behave in ways that exemplify those expectations for all areas of the school:
STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
A responsibility is an obligation one has to ensure that the rights of all are protected.
All students have the responsibility to:
Schools cannot educate students who do not attend school. Refer to the attendance policy for more information.
New Jersey school law requires a student to attend school until his/her sixteenth birthday, and then can only be withdrawn with the written permission of his/her parent.
Students who enter a classroom after a lesson has begun are interfering with the rights of others to learn and study. Punctuality is a habit that students must develop if they are to succeed in the world of work.
A teacher should not have to delay instruction because a student has come to class unprepared. This is interfering with the rights of others to learn and study.
The full responsibility for student learning does not rest solely with the teacher. Education cannot be effective unless students participate in class and complete outside assignments.
No one has the right to interfere with the education of others. Rules are designed to allow a school to meet its obligation to educate students. Students are required to obey and be courteous to everyone who works in our schools.
Every community depends upon its citizens to uphold the rules by which everyone has agreed to live. Students have the responsibility to provide truthful information when asked by school authorities.
Treat people and their property with respect.
Schools are a community investment and resource for young people. People who damage school property will be held responsible.
Education is a partnership between home and school. Students must do their part by not intercepting or destroying progress reports, attendance information and report cards, and by delivering home any school correspondence.