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John Burroughs Students are expected to:

  1. Be courteous and cooperative with all students, teachers and staff.
  2. Respect the rights and property of others.
  3. Attend all classes every day.
  4. Be on campus at all times, including Lunch, unless given written permission to leave by the Grade Center.
  5. Be in class on time and in assigned seats or stations before the tardy bell rings.
  6. Bring appropriate textbooks and material to all classes.
  7. Be attentive to instructions and directions of the teachers, including substitute teachers.
  8. Complete all assigned class work and homework to the best of the one’s ability and make certain that all work and test answers are one’s own. Accept the personal responsibility for making up work not completed.
  9. Maintain satisfactory scholarship and citizenship and strive to be the best student possible.
  10. Demonstrate self-control and a serious attitude during emergency drills.
  11. Consume food and beverage only in lunch area, including before and after school.
  12. Abide by all school and district rules and policies.

John Burroughs students are expected to AVOID involvement in situations that may disrupt the educational process or present a danger to themselves or others. These situations include:

  1. Disrupting the classroom or campus with unreasonable to inappropriate behavior.
  2. Using abusive or vulgar language toward others including cursing and ethnic/racial slurs.
  3. Engaging in threatening or combative behavior which may lead to fights and injury to others.
  4. Participating in disruptive activities with or sponsored by off- campus groups.
  5. Leaving class or campus at any time without written permission from school staff.
  6. Bringing unnecessary personal property to school such as cell phones, pagers, radios, tape players, cameras, electronic games, laser devices, skateboards, balls, and other athletic equipment “Slam books” and diaries should be left at home.
  7. Chewing GUM on campus at any time.
  8. Selling or trading items for personal profit or gain.
  9. Taking or damaging the property of others.
  10. Possessing, using or furnishing any implement which may be used to vandalize school property, including markers, paint, and/or etching tools. “White Out” is not allowed at school.
  11. Possessing, using or selling fireworks or explosives of any kind at school.
  12. Possessing, using or selling alcohoL cigarettes or other illegal substances at school.
  13. Possessing any weapons including knives, firearms, replicas of a firearm or sprays at
  14. school.