Students have the RIGHT:
- To attend school in a safe environment free of harassment, intimidation, or any threat to personal safety.
- To attend a school that is free of fighting or physical violence.
- To take reasonable precautions to ensure the security of their personal property.
- To attend a school that is clean, safe, well maintained and in a state of good repair.
- To attend school without fear of weapons.
- To attend school free of threat to his/her physical and emotional well being.
- To attend school in an environment free of alcohol, drugs, or controlled substances as defined in Chapter 475, Oregon Revised Statutes.
- To attend school in an environment free of tobacco/nicotine, tobacco smoke and other vapors.
Students have the RESPONSIBILITY:
- To respect the rights of others.
- To seek the help of authority when they have knowledge of a wrongful act, harassment, or a potentially unsafe situation.
- To seek help if needed to resolve personal disputes in a peaceful, responsible manner.
- To seek safe, peaceful alternatives to fighting and physical violence in settling all disputes.
- To respect the property of others including students, staff, school district and community.
- To take reasonable precautions to protect their personal property. School lockers are for storage only. Valuable items, including money, should not be left unattended or unlocked in a school locker or PE basket.
- To inform authorities of known thefts.
- To assist in the maintenance of a clean school and refrain from littering and damaging property.
- To make a report to school or law enforcement authorities when vandalism is observed.
- To keep weapons or "look-alikes" off school grounds/facilities or at school-sponsored activities.
- To report knowledge of weapons that might be in a student's possession or on school grounds.
- Not to possess or use alcohol, inhalants (vape devices), unlawful drugs, paraphernalia, or other illegal substances intended to alter mood (not taken at the direction of a physician) while under school jurisdiction; within 1000 feet of school district property; going to or from school; on or off school property during the school day; or attending school-sponsored activities. Use of non-prescription anabolic steroids to enhance athletic performance is also prohibited. Violation of these guidelines will result in disciplinary action and/or referral to law enforcement officials.
- Not to possess, distribute or attempt to distribute "look-alike" substances or alcohol.
- Not to use or carry tobacco/nicotine products in any form, either smoking, vaping or chewing. ORS 167.000 states: "It is unlawful for any person under 18 years of age to possess tobacco products."
All students are entitled to attend school without harassment or menacing. Harassment includes intentionally annoying another either verbally or by physical contact, and menacing includes attempting to place another person in fear of injury. The creation of a hostile or uncomfortable environment due to uninvited, unwelcome, personally offensive attention is also considered harassment.
If you are the victim of any type of harassment or menacing, inform your parent(s) and immediately report the incident to a counselor or an administrator. School officials will attempt to protect the anonymity of any student who reports or comes forward with information regarding violations of this handbook or other school rules but complete anonymity may not be possible in all circumstances.
All students are entitled to attend school in an environment free of fighting or physical violence of any kind. Students who promote or become involved in such activities can expect to be held responsible and disciplined for their actions in addition to the possibility of civil and legal action being taken against them and their families. Disciplinary action may include suspension and/or expulsion.
Membership or affiliation in gangs or non-sanctioned clubs, is prohibited at Wilsonville High School. These group affiliations, which initiate, advocate or promote activities that threaten the safety or well being of persons or property on school grounds or which disrupt the school environment are harmful to the educational process. The use of hand signals, graffiti or the presence of any apparel, jewelry, accessory, or manner of grooming which, by virtue of its color, arrangement, trademark, symbol or any other attribute which indicates or implies membership or affiliation with such a group, presents a clear and present danger to the school environment and educational objectives of the community and are forbidden.
Incidents involving initiations, hazing, intimidation and/or related activities of such group affiliations, which are likely to cause bodily danger, physical harm or personal degradation or disgrace resulting in physical or mental harm to students are prohibited. Any student wearing, carrying or displaying gang paraphernalia or exhibiting behavior or gestures which symbolize gang membership, or causing and/or participating in activities which intimidate or affect the attendance of another student will be subject to disciplinary action including suspension and expulsion.
Theft constitutes criminal conduct under the laws of the State of Oregon. Disciplinary action will be taken by the school regardless of consequences or sanctions imposed by law enforcement. Restitution shall be provided and suspension or expulsion may result. Proper law enforcement agencies will be notified at the discretion of the school administrators.
Violation of school rules regarding weapons or explosive materials will result in suspension and expulsion for a period of one year as permitted by ORS 330.240.6. The Superintendent may, on a case-by-case basis, modify this expulsion requirement. Disciplinary action may include suspension, expulsion, and or involvement of civil or legal authorities.
DRUGS AND ALCOHOL
The school recognizes that the abuse of drugs and alcohol pose extremely serious health risks. Administrators are responsible for assessing penalties to students who possess, distribute or attempt to distribute, or are under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances on school premises, at any school-sponsored activity or under any circumstances when the student's conduct is subject to school district jurisdiction. A student will be suspended for up to ten school days for violation of the district's rules regarding alcohol and controlled substances, with possible expulsion recommendation.
TOBACCO/NICOTINE and VAPING
No student may possess, use, sell, or distribute tobacco/nicotine/vaping paraphernalia in any form on any school grounds, at school-sponsored activities, in school-provided transportation, or in student vehicles on campus. Wilsonville High School is tobacco free for all staff, students, visitors and community members. Students possessing or using tobacco/nicotine products or vaping paraphernalia will be subject to discipline.
No person has a right to enter a school building or grounds unless he/she is a student in good standing or has bona fide school business to conduct. All visitors must report directly to the main office and must wear appropriate visitor identification. Students attending another school will not be permitted on campus during the school day. The district reserves the right to trespass individuals or press charges against individuals who violate the state statutes on loitering and trespassing.
OFF LIMITS AREAS
In order to better supervise students and maintain an orderly learning environment, the following areas are off limits or restricted to all students: 1) Halls and common areas during class time, unless students have a valid hall pass, 2) Locker rooms, unless permission has been granted by the P.E. teacher, coach, or an administrator, 3) All forest areas adjacent to Wilsonville HS or Boeckman Creek Primary unless supervised by a staff member, 4) Baseball fields and dugouts, and 5) Any other unrestricted area as designated by an adult or otherwise identified.
SCOOTERS, BICYCLES, SKATEBOARDS
Scooters, bicycles and skateboards (long and short boards) may be used as transportation to and from school but not on school grounds. Longboards and skateboards must be stored in student lockers or designated area and bikes must be parked in bike racks at designated areas.
Our goal is to promote positive character: honesty, integrity, respect, responsibility, compassion, kindness, and courage. We believe that the best discipline solutions present students with meaningful learning experiences. Although consequences for violating school rules may result in significant hardships to students, the administration will work diligently with students and their families to develop student outcomes that help students learn alternative ways to successfully comply with school rules.
Repeated minor violations or a single serious violation of school rules may result in a range of consequences, including parent conferences, detention, suspension (for a period of one to ten days), or expulsion from school. Examples of serious violations include: insubordination to school personnel, fighting, harassment, vandalism, possession of drugs or alcohol, and theft.