A complete copy of the discipline rules for the school district will be sent home or given to you and your parents. You and your parents are responsible for reading this and knowing the rules.
SCHOLAR RESPONSIBILITIES FOR BEHAVIOR ON SCHOOL GROUNDS AND AT SCHOOL ACTIVITIES:
1. Follow directions of all staff; do not talk back or argue. This includes any staff member who is not your teacher.
2. Treat adults and other scholars with respect and courtesy. Physical harassment, verbal harassment, and threats are not allowed.
3. Behave in a way that doesn’t interfere with anyone’s education or safety, including your own.
4. Respect each other’s property, respect school and community property.
5. Use appropriate, polite language and speak in a normal volume; do not make loud noises.
6. Leave snow, rocks, and any other items you might throw on the ground.
7. Do not leave class without teacher permission and a pass.
8. Do not leave school grounds unless parent permission has been received by an office staff member and you have signed out in the front office.
9. Public display of affection (holding hands, hugging, kissing, etc.) is not appropriate at school and is not allowed.
The purpose for passing period is to move from one classroom to another, to get any supplies you need out of your locker, and to quickly use the restroom or get a drink of water. This is not the time to stand around and talk. Be courteous and use good manners in the hall. No running, no pushing, no shoving, no littering, keep your hands to yourself.
1. You should get your lunch or money and your coat before going to lunch. You may use the restrooms near the cafeteria.
2. No cutting in line or passing money to others in line.
3. Use good table manners while eating lunch; you must stay seated.
4. Eating is allowed only in the cafeteria. Food should not be taken out to the basketball court/track/field play area.
5. If you are not eating, you will be asked to go outside. The cafeteria must be cleaned up for the next group coming to lunch.
6. All scholars are responsible for helping to keep the cafeteria clean. You may be asked to pick up litter in your surrounding area.
7. Once you leave the cafeteria, you must stay outside and not come back into the cafeteria. Make sure you are dressed to go outside. Stay within the boundaries until the bell rings to return to class.
8. District 11 and Galileo School of Math and Science have a closed campus policy. This means you may not leave school grounds at lunchtime unless you are with a parent or guardian and have signed out in the front office.
Riding the bus is a privilege, not a right. You must have your scholar ID card with you everyday to ride the bus. Inappropriate behavior may cause you to lose your privilege to ride the bus. Be at your bus stop 10 minutes before the pick up time. Ride only the bus you are assigned to ride. Obey all District 11 bus rules for behavior.
Galileo School of Math and Science uses a discipline system of consequences for inappropriate behavior and for breaking rules. Specific consequences depend on the investigation of the situation and the scholar’s history of breaking rules. Consequences that might be used are: reprimand, parent phone call or meeting, detention during lunch or before/after school, in-school suspension, cleaning up, apology (written or verbal), suspension, and referral for expulsion. Parents will be notified by phone prior to a scholar serving detention outside school hours. At that time, scholars will make arrangements for transportation with their parents. Note: District policy indicates that detention is not to exceed 60 minutes in duration.
No form of bullying is tolerated at Galileo School of Math and Science and will result in disciplinary action, which may include suspension.
Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination. It is a violation of District 11 policy for any scholar to harass another scholar or staff though behavior or communication (verbal or written) of a sexual nature. Scholars will be disciplined for sexually harassing another scholar. It is a possibility that criminal charges could be filed in cases of sexual harassment.
PUBLIC DISPLAYS OF AFFECTION
Scholars shall refrain from displays of affection in the school setting. Physical display of affection that is determined to be inappropriate by staff members or serves as a distraction to the learning environment (distracts scholars or adults) will not be tolerated.
ITEMS NOT ALLOWED AT SCHOOL – any items that disrupt the learning environment as determined by the principal or his designee. All district policies will apply and include:
1. Personal electronics such as Walkmans, boom boxes, CD players, cassette tape players, Gameboys, pagers, beepers, laser pointers etc.
2. Games, toys, and hobby items such as dice, trading cards (except in after-school clubs), balloons, water squirters, cap-firing devices, etc.
3. Skateboards, scooters, and in-line skates are not permitted at Galileo.
4. Flammable items such as firecrackers, matches, cigarette lighters, or any item that could be considered dangerous.
5. Footballs, basketballs, etc. (school provides these during lunch break for recreational use).
Galileo School of Math and Science understands that cell phones are a vital communication and safety link between scholars and their families. Scholars who have cell phones in their possession at school are required to keep ringers turned off and phones put away at all times. Scholars who need to contact parents regarding illness or school business are required to utilize school telephones for this purpose. Cell phones which ring inside the building, as well as phones which are out during school hours may be confiscated by staff members and will need to be picked up by a parent in the front office.
ZERO TOLERANCE FOR WEAPONS, DRUGS AND ALCOHOL
Any scholar found to be in possession of a deadly weapon or look-alike weapon including guns, knives, martial arts equipment, clubs and canes or controlled substances including tobacco, alcohol, prescription drugs, illegal drugs, etc. will be automatically suspended from school with a possibility of referral to central administration and/or police involvement.