RRMS General Policies
Other Rosemont Policies
Students should be in the classroom ready to work at the beginning of class. If you are continually late to school or you miss school often, you can expect to meet with your team and the counselor to participate in an improvement plan. Individual teams will create appropriate consequences for tardiness.
DISRUPTIONS IN CLASS
Instructional time is valuable time. When class disruptions occur a teacher may:
- speak with you personally
- change the seating arrangement
- meet with you or contact your parents
- ask you to come in before or after school to work in the classroom
- fill out an office referral and send you to see the counselor, assistant principal or principal for assistance
DRESS AND PERSONAL HYGIENE
We value and individual's desire for personal expression. Middle school is a time where students enjoy expressing themselves through choices in dress and appearance. Because we want students to maintain their focus on academic learning, we do ask that students' clothing be respectful of and appropriate for a learning environment. Specifically, we ask students to wear clothing that is not too revealing, too short, too low cut or has undergarments easily viewed. Additionally, we ask that clothing not display images or words that are inappropriate for a school environment. If necessary, a teacher or administrator will ask you to change the item and to refrain from wearing such clothing or jewelry, and may call your parent to ask for their support.
CELL PHONE POLICY
'Away for the Day" is the policy that all four middle schools have adopted regarding cell phone use at school. Our goal is to to keep our students' focus on learning and being part of the community, of the classroom and the school.
- Students may have their cell phone at school but are expected to place them in their locker at the beginning of the school day and to keep them there until the end of the day school day.
- Students who need to use their cell phone to contact their parent/guardian during the school day may do so in the office.
- Students may also use the office phone to contact their parent/guardian.
Students and parents need to remember that hallways are narrow, classrooms can be crowded, and space for movement is restricted. In the past, students have been asked to use their lockers for storing books and backpacks. At the time of publication we are awaiting guidance regarding health and safety protocols regarding lockers and their use. Update: each student has been assigned a locker and may use it if they choose to. Students may bring their backpacks to class if they choose. Students have been assigned times to visit their lockers (3 times a day) in order to prevent congestion and crowding in the hallways.
The loss of or damage to personal items such as clothing, musical instruments, jewelry, etc., are not covered by school insurance and we cannot guarantee their safety. If a classroom disruption occurs because of such equipment, the teacher may take the item and return it to you at the end of the day.
SKATEBOARDS AND SCOOTERS
These are not to be used on school grounds for safety and liability reasons. If you have one of these with you when you arrive at school, you are expected to leave it on the skateboard racks/scooter container by the office during the school day.
Bicycles are to be locked in the racks as soon as you arrive at school. No one is to visit these bike racks during the day until you are preparing to go home after school. Remember the helmet law!
SELLING ITEMS AT SCHOOL
You will not be allowed to sell items for profit or private fundraising during the school hours of 9:15 a.am to 3:45 p.m.
PUBLIC DISPLAY OF AFFECTION
Affectionate physical contact is not appropriate for the work place and middle school. This includes hand holding, hugging and kissing, as expressions of romance.
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY
No one has the right to destroy school or personal property. Fixing or paying for damaged or destroyed property will be an appropriate consequence. You may also expect to have a serious consequence for acts of vandalism directed toward district property or staff property. In addition, criminal charges may be filed with law enforcement authorities.
The constant use of the internet for research has created a challenge for students in the area of determining what plagiarism is and what it is not. Be sure that the work you are doing is you own or you may end up with consequences for cheating. You should not copy more than three words in a row from any source without using quotation marks. This is called plagiarism and it is cheating. Copying others' work is cheating as well, and those who give their work to others to copy can receive penalties also.
ALCOHOL, DRUGS, AND TOBACCO
Possession or use of alcohol, drugs and dangerous chemicals is a serious offense. The West Linn-Wilsonville School District takes the health and safety of all of you very seriously, and there are policies with severe consequences for any level of involvement. See a trusted adult immediately if you have concerns about any of this. Every effort will be made to work with you confidentially. Additionally, cigarette or vaping devices are prohibited on school district property.
HARASSMENT / BULLYING
Harassment may occur in many forms: unwanted touching or physical contact; unwanted explicit sexual talk, comments, or jokes (locker room humor); making fun of others for any reason; embarrassing others such as by pantsing or mooning. Harassment is also bullying or simply trying to make someone else miserable. In general, harassment and bullying are characterized by the following three criteria: (a) it is aggressive behavior intentional "harm doing;" (b) it is carried out repeatedly and over time; and, (c) it occurs within a relationship with an imbalance of power. All forms of harassment are prohibited and will be dealt with immediately by school personnel. Please help us create a more positive learning environment by asking your classmates or an adult for help.
FIGHTING, ASSAULT, AND THREATS
See District Guidelines
POSSESSION OF DANGEROUS OBJECTS
Students are not allowed to bring dangerous objects to school or school sponsored activities. Such objects include, but are not limited to the following: guns, parts of a gun or ammunition, matches, knives, paint guns, firecrackers, lighters, or any object that is considered to be a weapon. Aerosol cans of any type are also not allowed.
Depending on the severity of the incident involving dangerous objects, students in violation of this policy will be suspended or recommended to the School Board for expulsion. School officials reserve the right to consider each violation in light of its uniqueness while observing student confidentiality.
As per the Gun-Free Schools Act of 1994 and Oregon State Law 339.250, local educational agencies must "expel from school for a period of not less than one year, a student who is determined to have brought a weapon to school. A firearm means any weapon which will or is designed to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive".