Code of Conduct Agreement

The South Middleton School District expects students enrolled in online learning to follow the local code of conduct policies. The South Middleton School District will not tolerate any actions from students, parents/guardians, staff, or visitors that in any way interfere with the delivery of educational services; jeopardize the healthy, safety, and well-being of any member of the school community; or threaten the integrity and stability of the online learning program or the school itself.

School administration will use their professional judgment in determining which disciplinary action will be most effective in dealing with the student’s misconduct. Student age, maturity, natures of infraction, and previous record are a few of the circumstances that will be taken into consideration when disciplining.The following infractions on the code of conduct may result in disciplinary action:

  • Cheating-acting dishonestly, copying, or using someone else’s work
  • Violating the Academic Integrity/Plagiarism Policy
  • Insubordination- not accepting directions; refusing to cooperate with school staff
  • Theft- taking property of another without right or permission
  • Fighting-participating in physical contact with one or more students, faculty, or staff
  • Vandalism-purposeful destruction or misuse of CAOLA or South Middleton School District property
  • Violating Acceptable Use Policy
  • Harassment or profane/obscene language or gestures towards students/staff/teachers/others
  • Wrongful conduct- any action or inaction not specifically referenced in the listing above that impedes, obstructs, interferes, or violates the mission of the South Middleton School District or is disrespectful, harmful, or offensive to others or property
  • Possession of drugs alcohol, tobacco, or illicit substances at school related events or on school property.
  • Possession of weapons on school property or school related events.
  • Hazing- any intentional, knowing, or reckless act meant to induce pain, embarrassment, humiliation, deprivation of rights, or that creates physical or mental discomfort and is directed against a student with the purpose of being initiated into, affiliated with, holding office in, or maintaining membership in any organization, program, or club.
  • Bullying- Bullying is a form of harassment and is defined as repeated intimidation of others by real or threatened infliction of physical, verbal, written, electronically transmitted, or emotional abuse, or through attacks on property of another. Bullying may include but is not limited to name calling, verbal taunts, extortion of money or possessions, and exclusion from peer groups.

We have read and understand the above policy and agree to abide by the rules of this policy.

Student Signature                Date                                       Parent/Guardian Signature             Date