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Universal Student Behavior Expectations

Appropriate behavior is expected by all students throughout the school day. Students are responsible for their behavior from the time that they leave home in the morning for school until the time they get home from school in the afternoon.

The classroom teacher is the person in charge of the classroom at all times. When a student does not follow classroom rules and regulations, the teacher will make attempts to correct the behavior through classroom interventions, student conferences, parent contacts, or a counselor referral. When misbehavior is persistent or severe, an office referral may occur.

At all times students are expected to:

  • Show respect to all staff and students.
  • Follow all Rockwood School District and Rockwood Valley expectations and procedures.
  • Meet all classroom expectations, including being on time and prepared for class.

When a student does not follow the above expectations, a discipline referral may result. Discipline
consequences may include:

  • Teacher-student conference
  • Team meeting
  • Detention
  • Parent/guardian contact by phone
  • Student-counselor conference
  • Student-teacher-counselor conference
  • Parent/guardian conference
  • Student-principal conference
  • In-school suspension
  • Out-of-school suspensions
  • Alternative learning placement

Forgery Guideline

Students may not falsify documents with the attempt of fraudulent use. For example, students should not falsify their parents/guardians signature for any teacher, Rockwood Valley Middle School, or Rockwood School District forms.

Instructional Time

Time spent in the classroom is a high priority at Rockwood Valley. Every effort will be made to guard instructional time throughout the school day.

Hallway/Locker Room Behavior Guidelines

Students who leave class at a time other than a passing period must complete the electronic hall pass procedures, display the appropriate hall pass, and have permission from the classroom teacher or be with a RVMS staff member.

Students shall not run, push, shove or engage in horseplay in hallways or locker rooms at any time. Students should always conduct themselves appropriately and move in hallways and locker rooms in a safe, respectful, and orderly fashion.

Guest Teacher Behavior Guidelines

Exemplary behavior is expected from students at all times, especially during visits from guest teachers. When a student is reported to the classroom teacher by a guest teacher as having been disruptive to the learning environment, the classroom teacher will conference with the student and contact a parent. The teacher may also assign a classroom detention. Severe or subsequent offenses of guest teacher misbehavior may be referred to the office for additional disciplinary action.

Emergency Preparedness

Students are expected to know and follow all emergency preparedness procedures. In addition, they are expected to follow all directions given to them by staff members during fire, earthquake, intruder, and tornado drills.

In case of bad weather due to snow and ice, school may be canceled. Rockwood will voice or email messages to telephones, mobile phones, or any Internet-enabled devices. Rockwood can reach parents/guardians within minutes with emergency notifications, school closings due to inclement weather, and other school news. Information is also available on local TV and radio stations or the Rockwood School District website.