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August Martin High School Code of Behavior 

The school will be a place of learning.  There must be an atmosphere based on mutual respect, concern, and a desire to get the best education possible.  Students are expected to be courteous and to respect the property and personal rights and feelings of others.  Fighting, profanity, vandalism and harassment are not acceptable.

Students are expected to be in class on time and to demonstrate courteous behavior so that each individual’s rights is respected so that everyone can learn in an orderly environment.  Students are expected to be prepared with notebooks, textbooks, and completed assignments on every school day.  Textbooks must be returned at the end of term.

School Rules

Students must carry their program card and Student ID at all times.  It must be shown upon request of any staff member.  The ID card cannot be altered or defaced.

Students are required to carry a pass when not in a classroom.  It must be shown upon request.

Smoking, gambling and the use of alcohol are prohibited as well as possession of “Mace” or other dangerous substances.

Items identified with “gangs” such as scarves, bandannas, beads, clothing with names or symbols may not be worn or brought to school by any student.

Beepers and cellular phones are prohibited in the building.

Possession of these items will lead to confiscation.  Radios, cassettes, walkman, DVD players, CD players, MP3 players, etc. will not be allowed into the school building.  All confiscated items will be returned to parents at the P.T.A. meeting the second Tuesday of each month.

Attendance, punctuality and effort are required in order to be successful in school.

ADMITTANCE after 10:00 a.m. requires a note from a parent.  Cutting means missing any class on your program. Lateness to school or class requires a late pass.Make special appointments (i.e. doctor) after the school day.


 Weapons – No weapons can be carried by students.  This includes knives, guns, switchblades, razor blades, box cutters, laser devices, chukka sticks, spiked belts, bracelets or chains.  A superintendent’s suspension is an automatic penalty for any student found in possession of any of these items.  Such a suspension involves a hearing at the Department of Education Hearing Office.  City law states that possession of large knives (and sharp pointed instruments) is a menace to the public health, safety and welfare of the people of the City.  A person is liable for arrests for doing so.  Three or more articles of finger jewelry are considered to be a weapon.  Please note that imitation weapons, e.g. toys guns, cigarette lighters which look like guns, etc., are viewed by the police department as potential weapons.

Controlled Substances – Use or sale of drugs or alcohol will result in administrative and legal action.

Principal’s Suspension – (All suspensions must be approved by the Principal.)  A principal suspension can mean suspension from school for a period to be determined by the principal, not to succeed (5) school days.

Superintendent’s Suspension – Can mean suspension from the school for a period to be determined by the superintendent’s office.  The types of conduct which may result in such suspension include:  possessing or using weapons; using force against school personnel; inflicting serious injury to another person; possessing selling or using illegal drugs or controlled substances, and engaging in behavior which creates a substantial risk of, results in injury.

Scanning – Scanning takes place daily.  All students must submit to scanning.  Failure to do may result in a suspension.


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