DCPS ANTIBULLYING POLICY
Bullying has become a serious issue with young people nationwide. It affects students at every level, from elementary to high school. In an effort to proactively address the issue of bullying the District of Columbia Public Schools has created a Bullying Prevention Policy. The policy lays out clearly, the definition of bullying and the steps required by schools to address it. The entire policy is available to download below:.
STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT
CHEC students are expected to conduct themselves at all times in ways that are a credit to them, their family and the school. The privilege of participating in the activities and functions of the school carry with it the responsibility to behave in accordance with the standards and expectations of the school. If students fail to do so, they will be subject to the disciplinary consequences.
This code of student conduct applies to behavior that occurs while students are in attendance at school, while students are going to school from home and from school to home, and to all conduct at other times which impacts our School Climate. The Discipline Code shall also apply to out-of-school conduct by a student if the administration believes that the nature of such conduct indicates that the student presents a threat to the health, safety, or welfare of other students. Such out-of-school conduct shall include, but is not limited to:
- Acts of violence that are punishable by law
- Weapon Offences
- Sexual offenses that are punishable by law
- The sale, transfer, or possession of drugs, which would constitute an offense punishable by law
- Felony charges
POSITIVE EXPECTATIONS OF ALL STUDENTS
School is a place for teaching and learning. Therefore, students are expected to:
- Attend school regularly
- Arriving on time to school each day
- Arrive at school on time, ready to participate in the learning process
- Accept responsibility for one's own behavior
- Cooperate with school personnel and fellow students
- Abide by all school regulations
- Complete all assignments fully and in a timely manner
- Respect the right of teachers to teach and students to learn
- Refrain from any activity that hinders other students' safety, welfare or achievement
- Wearing the school uniform and ID
- Bringing the Agenda Book every day to every class. The Agenda book is the only hallway pass which is permitted. Agenda books cannot be loaned to others.