• Student Conduct Before, During and After School
    Much of the tone and atmosphere of the school day is set by the types of activities allowed to occur. Therefore, the following is expected:

    1. Students are to be out of the school building and off the school grounds by 3:20 p.m. unless previous arrangements have been made between the parent and the administration or the student is participating in an after school activity.

    2. The following activities will not be allowed on school grounds or in any part of the building:

    • Running, horseplay or other similar types of behaviors.
    • Lack of respect to staff or students
    • Sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, public display of affection (hand holding, embracing, kissing) and/or any personal contact which displays poor taste, lack of respect to the person touched or behavior not accepted in public.
    • Profanity
    • Fighting
    • Bullying
    • Theft/stealing (extortion)
    • Weapons of any type
    • Students selling unauthorized items

    3. Sharpie Markers (or similar permanent markers) are only permitted on the last day of school during the yearbook signing. Sharpies will be confiscated at any other time. No writing on any part of body.

    4. Students may consume food and/or drink in the cafeteria only. Students consuming food and/or drink in unauthorized areas will have those items confiscated.

    5. Students are not to enter the staff lounges and staff restrooms.

    6. Students should not leave class while class is in session. If a student must leave, the agenda must be signed by the teacher and accompany the student. Any student in the hall during class time must wear an orange vest from their teacher and have a written pass in their agenda from the teacher. Students will not be given a pass during the first 10 minutes of class and during the last 10 minutes of class.

     

    Incident Referrals Form
    Chronic or serious infractions of school policy will result in an Incident Referral. The Incident Referral is given to a building administrator who handles the discussion and consequences for the infraction. Dealing effectively with the problem may require a telephone call to the parent and/or a letter home. Parents are encouraged to call if there are questions regarding the incident.

     

    Keeping Students After School
    Any teacher requiring a student to stay for detention or make-up work after school will contact parents 24 hours in advance of keeping a student after school. The teacher must stay with the student until he/she has been picked up by a parent, gets on the late bus or walks home. Teachers should verify with the parent during the initial phone call to the parent how the student will be getting home.

     

    Expulsion Policies
    Students who exhibit chronic misbehavior at school will be placed on a contract with clear behavior expectations. Failure to live up to the behavioral contract will result in an expulsion. Other expellable offenses include but are not limited to:

    BOE Policy P1462 Pupil Behavior-Assault and/or Battery of a Staff Member Any pupil who is found to have committed assault and/or battery upon any school district staff member at school, on school property, or at a school supervised activity shall receive a mandatory expulsion from the school district for 186 days.

    BOE Policy P1465 Pupil Behavior-Alcohol, Drugs, Drug Paraphernalia, and/or Other Controlled Substances Any pupil that is selling or trafficking drugs, drug paraphernalia, alcohol and/or other controlled substances at school, on school property, or at a school supervised activity shall receive a mandatory expulsion from the Wichita Public School for 186 days.

    Any pupil who is in possession or uses alcoholic beverages, drugs (except medically prescribed), drug paraphernalia and/or other controlled substances at school, on school property, or at a school supervised activity will be:

    1. Placed on immediate short term suspension of 10 school days and recommended for an extended 25 additional school days to a district hearing officer who will act on the recommendation at a district level due process hearing.
    2. In lieu of the procedures outlines in 1), at the time of suspension, parents and/or legal guardians will be afforded the option to have the suspended student meet with a community source (which may include mental health agency counseling program, an alcohol and drug service agency, a physician, USD259 Substance Abuse Specialist, etc.) to discuss the pupil’s problem with drugs. Upon receipt of written documentation that the student is complying with agency’s recommended action, the suspension shall immediately be revoked and the student allowed back to school. 


    On second and subsequent offenses, the student will be placed on an immediate shortterm suspension of ten school days and recommended for an extended suspension of 25 school days up to expulsion from the Wichita Public Schools for 186 days.

    BOE Policy P1466 Possession or Use of Weapons Any pupil who is found to have brought or to have been in possession of a weapon, as defined in K.S.A. 72-89a01, including any firearm or replica firearm at school, on school property, or at a school supervised activity shall receive a mandatory expulsion from the school district for 186 school days.

    Any pupil who is found to have brought or to have been in possession of any article that could be used to inflict bodily harm at school, on school property, or at a school supervised activity shall be subject to disciplinary action up to and including expulsion from the school district for 186 school days.

     

    Electronic Devices
    Truesdell Middle School will not assume responsibility for any electronic devices (i.e.: cell phones, iPads (tablets), laser pens, video games, etc.) that are damaged, lost or stolen. Students who choose to bring electronic devices to school are to power the device off prior to entering the building. Students found using an electronic device will have the device confiscated. The first offense the student will be permitted to retrieve the device from the office after school. The second offense will result in the device being confiscated and will be returned at the end. The third offense will be confiscated and will only be returned to a parent or guardian. Truesdell Middle School will not assume responisbility for any electronic devices.