• Student Handbook

    Student Expectations

    • Comply fully with all county, school, and classroom policies and procedures.
    • Be present and on time for school and classes each and every day. Treat all school personnel and fellow students with dignity and respect.  Demonstrate respect for school facilities, property and equipment, and the property of others.
    • Be prepared to participate fully in all aspects of the school program.

    Student Rights and Responsibilities

    • All students, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, language, sex, or disability have the right to an equal educational opportunity.
    • Administrators, faculty members, staff members, and students have a shared responsibility for contributing to a positive learning environment.
    • Every student has the right to academic success without intrusions and interruptions that would impede his or her educational growth.
    • Every student has the right to attend school daily without the fear of personal harm.

    Student Behavior

                   Students are expected to practice good citizenship.  Certain behaviors that disrupt the learning environment and/or jeopardize the health, safety, and well-being of others are deemed disciplinary infractions and are subject to state, county, and school policies.  Physical contact between students is limited to holding hands only.

     

    Raider Student Code of Conduct and Discipline Policy

     The safety and wellbeing of every student and staff member at River View High is a top priority.  It is imperative that students comply fully with all county, school, and classroom procedures.  Students DO NOT have the right or authority to refuse or negotiate an assigned response to a disciplinary infraction.  For example, if you are assigned lunch detention, you cannot refuse the lunch detention in exchange for another disciplinary response.  If a student refuses or fails to serve the established duration of time to be served, then he/she will be issued the next tier of disciplinary response in addition to serving the previously assigned response.  (The administration reserves the right to alter the discipline consequences depending on the individual differences and severity of the offense.) 

    NOTE: Infraction examples listed below are not limited to these specific examples.

    All violations and consequences are covered by the West Virginia State Policy Code of Student Conduct - Policy 4373.  Anything not specifically referred to in this book can still be covered by the aforementioned state policy.

     

    An extra-curricular activity is subject to the same RVHS rules and regulations enforced at school. Any violation of these rules during the extra-curricular activity will result in the exclusion of the student from extra-curricular activities for a semester.

    Level One Violations and School Responses

    Minimally Disruptive Behaviors – disrupt the educational process and the orderly operations of the school but do not pose direct danger to self or others.

     

    Level One Violations and School Responses

     

     

     

    Infraction/Definition/Examples

    1st Offense

    2nd Offense

    3rd Offense

    Cheating/Academic Misconduct – copying another student’s work, cutting/pasting without citing sources, etc.

    “0” on assignment & teacher contacts parents and gives 1 day Detention

     “0” on the assignment

    and 3 days Detention

     “0” on assignment & 1 day OSS – addt’l instances may result in recommend to Alt School

    Deceit / Falsifying Identify – deliberately concealing or misrepresenting the truth, or giving misleading information

    Teacher Conference and 3 days Detention

    1 Day OSS

    3 days  OSS

    Inappropriate Appearance –dressing or grooming in a manner that disrupts the educational process, or is detrimental to the health, safety or welfare of others, or is indecent to the extent that it interferes with teaching and learning, 

    Teacher-Correct the violation, notify parents,

    Correct the violation, notify parents and

    1 day Detention

    Correct the violation, and 3 Days Detention

    Ex: dresses, shorts, and holes in jeans must be no less than 5 inches above knee, shirts must be no less than 3 inches across shoulders, (no tanks, spaghetti straps, racer backs, or cut out backs of any type, no shirts cutout more than 3 inches from armpit), girls’ shirt necklines are not to be lower than the line straight across from left armpit to right armpit,  no midsection showing, no visible undergarments, no inappropriate wording or images referring to drugs, sex, weapons, alcohol, etc.

    Hats ARE permitted during Breakfast in the commons area, Lunch in the commons area, Hallways en route to class and the activity period in the Gym.  Hats are NOT permitted in the Auditorium at ANY time, in the Gym during class time, in the classrooms IF the teacher so designates.

    Display of Affection- (acceptable affection = hand-holding in plain view only) – engaging in displays of intimate affection. Ex: no kissing on lips, jaw, head, etc., no embracing/hugging, no arm around shoulders/waist/hips, and no body contact front/front or back/front

    Admin Conference

    1 Day Detention & parent contact

     3 Days Detention

    Disruptive/Disrespectful Conduct exhibiting behaviors that violate classroom/school rules, result in distraction and obstruction of the educational process, are discourteous, impolite, bad mannered, and/or rude.  Behavior is considered disruptive and/or disrespectful if a teacher is prevented from starting an activity or lesson, or has to stop instruction to address the disruption – i.e. asleep in class, out of seat at the bell, non-academic game play, disruptive talking, grooming

    Teacher contacts parents

     2 Days Detention

    Admin conference 3 Days Detention

    Parent/

    Teacher  & Admin conference and 1 Day OSS

    Out of Area – students are not in designated locations at the appropriate times and do not have written permission  Ex: not in class with assigned substitute teacher, in parking areas, in hallways during meals or before morning bells

    Verbal warning by Teacher

    1 Day Detention and contact parents

    3 Days Detention

    Loitering / Blocking Passageways, Doors, Hallways –standing in passageways for extended periods of time that obstruct the flow of traffic for others   Ex: standing in groups by lockers, standing in front of bathroom doors, standing in the front of the school entrance

    Verbal warning by teacher

    Admin conference &

    1 Day Detention

    3 Days Detention

    Skipping – failing to report to school’s assigned class or activity without prior permission or excuse by the school

    3 Days Detention and parental contact by teacher

    5 Days Detention –Admin-Parent Conference

    1 Day OSS and  Revocation of privileges

     

    Tardiness to class – failing to be in assigned place of instruction at the appropriate time without a valid excuse from school personnel. (this includes the protected time of first and last 10 minutes of class)

    Warning by teacher

     

     

    1 Day Detention

    3 Days Detention

    Vehicle Parking Violation – not obtaining proper parking passes, improper parking of motor vehicle on school property, bringing unauthorized vehicles i.e., 4-wheeler

    Warning by teacher and  PRO Notification

     

    Admin/Parent-Contact

    3 Days Detention

    Loss of Privileges and Ticket

     

    Level Two Violations and School Responses

    Disruptive and Potentially Harmful Behaviors – disrupt the educational processes and/or pose potential harm or danger to self and/or others.  The behavior is committed willfully but not in a manner that is intended maliciously to cause harm or danger to self and/or others.

     

    Level Two Violations and School Responses

     

     

     

    Infraction/Definition/Examples

    1st Offense

    2nd Offense

    3rd Offense

    Insubordination – ignoring or refusing to comply with directions or instructions given by school authorities Ex: refusing to open a book, complete an assignment, work with another student or in a group, take a test or do any other class or school related activity, refusing to leave a hallway when requested by a school staff member, running from school staff, etc.

    Admin

    Conference

    and

    3 Days Detention

    Admin/Parent conference

    OSS X 1

    ISS and admin/parent conference

    OSS X 3 – with behavior team meeting

    Leaving School Property without Permission

    Parent contact and 3 Days OSS

    drivers lose driving privileges for 2 weeks

    Parent contact and 5 days OSS, drivers lose driving privileges for one month and must purchase new parking pass

    Parent contact and 10 days OSS, drivers lose driving privileges for remainder of school year

    Physical Fight – engaging in a physical altercation, whether defending oneself or not, in an attempt to harm or overpower another person(s)

    5 days OSS

    10 days OSS

    Refer for alternative program

     

    Possession of Knife under 3 ½ Inches (longer blade refer to Level 4 Possession of Deadly Weapon)

    Knife confiscated

    & 5 days OSS

    Knife confiscated -& 10 days OSS & recommend for expulsion

     

     

    Profane Language/Obscene Gesture/Indecent Act toward an Employee

    Admin conference, 3 Days OSS

    Parent Conference, 5 days OSS

    10 days OSS + recommend for expulsion

    Profane Language/Obscene Gesture/Indecent Act toward another Student

    Admin conference and 3 Days Detention

    1 Day OSS

    3 Days OSS

    Profane Language/Obscene Gesture/Indecent Act in General

    Verbal warning

    Parental contact plus detention

    Admin/parent conference

     0SS x 3

    Technology Misuse Category 1: Ex: games at inappropriate times, non- academic use of websites

    Admin conference and 1 Days Detention

    Admin conference, loss of computer privileges for 5 days plus detention x 3

    Admin conference, loss of computer privileges for 10 days plus 5 Days Detention

    Technology Misuse Category  

    2Use of Electronic Devices during class time/without teacher permission without WiFi

    Admin  conference, Device taken, returned at end of day

    Admin conference, Device confiscated for one week and 1 Day Detention

    Device confiscated for one month and 3 Days Detention

    Technology Misuse Category 3:  Use of Electronic Devices during class time/without teacher permission with WiFi

    Confiscate device for 1 week & 3 days Lunch Detention

    Confiscate device for 1 month and 5 days Lunch Detention

    Confiscate device till end of year and 3 days OSS

     

    Level Three Violations and School Responses

     

    Level Three Violations and School Responses

     

     

     

    Infraction/Definition/Examples

    1st Offense

    2nd Offense

    3rd

    Offense

    Battery against a Student: unlawful and intentional injury of another student

    5 days OSS, parent conference

    10 days OSS, Recommendation to Alternative School

     

    Defacing School Property/ Vandalism: Ex: damaging school property or equipment

    5 days OSS, parent conference

    10 days OSS, recommend for expulsion

     

    False Fire Alarm

    10 days OSS, parent conf/PRO notified

    10 days/ PRO Notified & recommend for expulsion

     

    Fraud and Forgery: deception via false or misleading information such as giving a wrong name, forging teacher signature

    5 days OSS, parent conference

    10 days OSS, parent conference

    10 days OSS, recommend for expulsion

    Gambling

    5 days OSS, parent conference

    10 days OSS, parent conference

    10 days OSS, recommendation for expulsion

    Hazing: any action which endangers mental/physical health or safety of another

    5 days OSS, parent con-ference

    10 days OSS & recom-mend for expulsion

     

    Improper/Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle: Ex: unsafe operation of vehicle,  having unauthorized student in vehicle

    3 days OSS, PRO Notified, & revoke driving permit for one month

    5 days OSS, PRO Notified, Revoke Driving permit for school year

    10 days OSS, recommendation for expulsion

    Larceny: taking another person’s property/stealing

    5 days OSS, parent conference

    10 days OSS, parent conference

    10 days OSS, recommend for expulsion

    Sexual Misconduct: public exposure, transmitting drawings/photos of a sexual nature, committing sexual acts on school property/bus or during school event

    5 days OSS, PRO Notified parent conference

    10 days OSS, PRO Notified recommend expulsion

     

    Threat of Injury or Assault against Employee or Student

    5 days OSS, parent conference

    10 days OSS, recommendation for expulsion

     

    Trespassing

    3 days OSS, parent conference

    5 days OSS, parent conference

    10 days OSS, recommendation for expulsion

    Harassment/Bullying/Intimidation: any habitual intentional electronic/verbal/physical/written act, communication, transmission or threat which creates an intimidating, threatening, or emotionally abusive educational environment or interferes with the orderly operation of the school (refer to pages 23-26   for  detailed definition)

    5 days OSS, parent conference

    10 days OSS & referred to Alt. School Program

     

    Possession/Use of Tobacco or Use of Imitation Drugs Ex: improper ingestion of food products, cigarettes, E-Cigs, Vapes, Smokeless Tobacco, etc

    PRO Notified, 5 days after-school detention, warning citation, Removal of property

    1 Day OSS, PRO Notified, Citation

    3 days OSS, PRO Notified, Citation

     

    Level Four Violations and School Responses

     

    Level Four Violations and School Responses

     

     

     

    Infraction/Definition/Examples

    1st Offense

    2nd Offense

    3rd Offense

    Battery against School Employee

    10 days OSS, recommend to BOE for expulsion, notify law enforcement

     

     

    Felony

    Illegal Substance Related Behaviors

    Possession and/or Use of a Dangerous Weapon

     

    *Habitual Violation of School Rules and Policies

    After the 3rd offense of any infraction, or five total referrals, students will be considered habitual violators. Students identified as habitual violators will be subject to modified disciplinary actions as deemed appropriate by the RVHS Administration.

    10 Days Detention within one (1) semester will result in 1 Day OSS. Once a student accumulates 10 referrals, a recommendation to the After School Program may be made.

     

    *Student who are caught skipping, out of area, or in possession of tobacco products will have their privileges revoked to leave the classroom without an escort.