General Discipline Guidelines
Management of student behavior is a responsibility shared by students, parents, the faculty and staff, and the community and consists primarily of teaching and reinforcing positive student attitudes and behaviors. Humphreys High School must have a discipline policy that engages students, parents, and faculty and staff in establishing preplanned, reflective response strategies that are specifically designed to ensure that the disciplinary consequences are proportional to the seriousness of the misbehavior. Staff and faculty have the responsibility to enforce discipline on school grounds and in the classroom by teaching students that consequences follow from inappropriate behavior. Staff and faculty will utilize the full range of behavior modification techniques and administer consequences fairly.
Student conduct is subject to school disciplinary policy while:
- On school property
- En route between school and home
- At all school-sponsored extracurricular events to include field trips, athletic events (home or away), or after hours school-related activities
- When the good order, safety, or welfare of the school, students, or staff is affected as a result of out-of-school actions
Humphreys High School is required to have a Disciplinary Committee charged with investigating serious conduct infractions that may warrant suspensions for longer than ten day or expulsion. The committee must comprise at least three educators and community members. When the Principal decides that a student’s misbehavior warrants a suspension of more than ten days or expulsion from school, the committee will make a determination as to the facts of the offense and make a recommendation, based on a majority vote, to the District Superintendent as to an appropriate punishment.
More details on our discipline policy
are located in our handbook.
General School Rules
A safe and secure learning environment through the judicious application of school rules must exist if learning is to occur. Good order and discipline are important components to a safe and secure learning environment. School rules apply while at school and at all extracurricular activities and while on any form of transportation to or from an extracurricular activity. Three cameras that also record conversations monitor all behavior on busses. Teachers may establish their own classroom rules in their course syllabi, and students are expected to obey these rules as well.
- Under no circumstances are any types of weapons or items that can be used as a weapon allowed at school. These include firearms, pellet guns, replica firearms, knives, explosives, or other dangerous objects of no reasonable use to the student that can cause harm to others. Possession of any of these items on the school campus will result in expulsion from school.
- Fighting, horseplay, play fighting, or scuffling are prohibited and can result in suspension from school.
- Behavior that infringes on the safety or physical or mental well-being of another student will not be tolerated. No student is allowed to bully, harass or intimidate another student through words or actions. Prohibited behaviors include direct physical contact such as hitting or shoving, verbal assaults such as teasing, name-calling, or spreading rumors, and social isolation or manipulation.
- Any form of academic dishonesty will result in a grade of zero for the test, quiz, or assignment, and a Saturday School detention for the first offense. Repeated offenses will result in more serious disciplinary measures.
- Vandalism of school property is strictly prohibited. Any damage done to any school property will be reported to the military police for command action and monetary restitution for damages.
- All electronic devices, such as cell phones, music players, cameras, electronic games, or beepers, are not allowed to be used at school. If visible in school, they will be confiscated and returned only to a parent or guardian. Any electronic device confiscated will result in a Saturday School detention. The school assumes no liability for valuable electronic devices that are brought to school and are lost or stolen.
- Bicycles and scooters may not be used on school grounds; skateboards are not allowed at school.
- Public displays of affection (except for hand-holding) are not allowed on campus.
- Eating and drinking are not allowed in the building before, between, or after classes. The policy is enforced throughout all classrooms. The only beverage allowed for hydration is water. Students may bring their water bottles into class.