Student Code of Conduct
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:
- Be on time
- Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself
- Use good manners
- Clean up your area
- Have an appropriate pass
- Use appropriate language
- Keep to the right and keep moving
- Go directly to your destination
- Be in the classroom before the last bell
- Be alert, prepared and ready to learn
- Use appropriate and respectful language
- Listen when anyone is speaking
- Keep your area clean
- Use your assignment book pass
- Keep the area clean and graffiti free
- Report unsafe situations or damage to the teacher
- Get back to class within seven minutes
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:
- Attend school to receive an education
Schools cannot educate students who do not attend school. Refer to the attendance policy for more information.
- Attend school daily unless ill or legally excused
New Jersey school law requires a student to attend school until his/her sixteenth birthday, and then can only be withdrawn with the written permission of his/her parent.
- Be on time for all classes
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.
- Come to class with necessary materials
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.
- Complete all in-class and homework assignments and meet deadlines
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.
- Obey school rules and school personnel
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.
- Cooperate with school staff
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.
- Respect the person and property of others
Treat people and their property with respect.
- Respect public property
Schools are a community investment and resource for young people. People who damage school property will be held responsible.
- See that school correspondence to parents reaches home
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.
- Follow the computer and Internet policy that all must sign.