I.D. BADGES/ACTIVITY CARDS
The daily safety of our students, staff and patrons is of the highest concern to the administration of Rocky Mountain Junior High. It is our goal to be able to immediately identify everyone in our building. To make this goal possible, teachers, staff and visitors are required to wear identity badges. Students currently have identity badges for lunch purchases, book check out and to use our computer labs. We are asking that students display these badges by wearing them every day while at school. It must be used only by the person to whom it is issued. Lanyards will be given to students on registration day when their pictures are taken. Lanyards will hold the ID badges and students can wear lanyards around their neck. Students who repeatedly need to have their badges reprinted may incur a fee that will be assessed to the students and / or legal guardian of that student. Students who also have repeated offenses for not wearing their badges may result in an out of school suspension. Badge checks will be done periodically throughout the school day and throughout the school year.
The Rocky Mountain Jr. High Constitution is the document by which student government functions. Copies of the Constitution may be obtained from the School Office.
Assemblies are an integral part of school life. They are planned to be educational, informative, and and entertaining. Unacceptable conduct includes whistling and talking during programs.
STANDARD OF CONDUCT
Rocky Mountain Junior High enforces a school-wide standard of conduct that reinforces strong character, community values and self-discipline. Students will be warned and/or disciplined for any type of disruptive behavior or violation of this standard. Students are expected to be accountable for personal behavior and abide by the following guidelines:
• No fighting—students are expected to keep their hands, feet, etc., to themselves. Students involved in physical altercations will be suspended.
• No harassment or bullying behavior will be tolerated. These behaviors must be reported to a staff member immediately.
• Use appropriate language—profanity and/or obscene language will be strictly prohibited.
• Avoid any behavior that compromises the safety or comfort of others.
• Be respectful of others. Public displays of affection are inappropriate at school.
• Respect school property and the property of others. Vandalism/theft will be referred to legal authorities
• Abide by a strong work ethic. Attend school regularly and be on time. Come prepared with necessary materials and completed assignments each day.
• Comply with all rules and policies of the school and District, and obey the law.
Students are expected to maintain the type of appearance that is not distracting to teachers or other students and is not detrimental to the educational process of the school. Clothing that is distracting is not acceptable attire. Students should be able to concentrate on school and not be distracted by what they or someone else is wearing. The administration at Rocky Mountain Junior High has the final decision in the determination of the appropiateness
of any student clothing, including performance attire. Specifically, the following will not be allowed:
Clothing which displays obscene, vulgar, or lewd words, messages, or pictures
Clothing that advertises controlled substances such as alcohol, drugs, tobacco, breweries, weapons, or
which is otherwise offensive
Inappropriately short, tight, revealing, or otherwise disruptive or distracting attire
No holes above the knee in pants, shorts, or skirts
Bare or stocking feet
Apparel or accessories with gang symbols, monikers, insignias, or other gang identifiers. Sports jerseys with numbers will not be allowed. This will be determined by school administration in conjuction with law enforcement and applies to clothing, sayings, symbols, colors, accessories, etc. Rocky Mountain
team jerseys may be worn at the coaches discretion
Headwear including hats, caps, hoodies, scarves, bandannas, headbands, etc.
Shirts, tops, or dresses without a sleeve. All sleeves must cover the ball of the shoulder. This includes
dresses or tops worn to dances.
Excessively baggy “sagging” pants or pants that are too tight to be pulled up properly. No underwear may
show even when stretching, reaching, or bending. Long t-shirts are not sufficient. Pants need to be waist
Low backs, deep scooped necks, or exposed cleavage
Clothing that exposes bare midriffs, abdomen, or buttocks
Fishnet or translucent sleeves, back, or shoulder covering (specifically applicable to dance attire), sexually
provocative clothing, see-through jerseys, or underwear worn over the top of other clothing.
Shorts, skirts and dresses must be mid-thigh length or longer. No mini-skirts, mini dresses or short shorts
at school are allowed. Leggings can be worn but must not be sheer; items worn over leggings must meet
the proper length requirements as stated above. Clothing cannot present an actual distraction or disruption
to the educational process.
Sleepwear including pajamas, slippers, hospital scrubs, and open fly apparel
Potentially dangerous apparel items such as spiked clothing, bracelets, necklaces, large or
long chains, or unsafe accessories
ELECTRONIC DEVICE POLICY
The appropriate use of cell phones and other electronic devices will be permitted before and after school hours and in the hallways during student passing periods as well as in the lunch room during the student’s lunch period. Students may also use electronic devices in the classroom
at the teacher’s discretion. The use of cell phones and other electronic devices for inappropriate reasons while on campus (including cheating, sexting, harassment, or any use that is inappropriate and in violation of the Acceptable Use Policy or disruptive to a positive learning
school environment) will be cause for disciplinary action. Rocky Mountain Junior High School prohibits the use of cell phones and digital media devices including, but not limited to, (cell phones, headphones, mp3 players, e-readers, laptops, stereos, pagers, handheld games, cameras etc.) during class periods unless the teacher allows them for learning purposes ONLY. Students are not permitted to leave class to use a cell phone or electronic device. It will be considered a violation if the student’s cell phone or electronic device disrupts the class. Students are expected to cooperate in handing over cell phones and digital media devices when requested. Upon request, students are not allowed to take out the SIM cards or batteries. Students
insisting on doing so are in violation of “failing to comply” and appropriate action will take place. Students may be suspended for repetitive violations of this policy and/or related insubordination. Filming/taking pictures on school campus during school hours must be under the direction of
a teacher and used only for assignments given by teachers. Violation of the camera policy will require the same consequences as other electronic devices. In addition, pictures and/or film may also be viewed and deleted and/or given to the proper authorities if deemed inappropriate
by school administrators.
Violation of the cell phone/electronic device policy will be as follows:
1st Offense: Warning. Phone/Digital Media Device is returned to the students.
Cell phone/Digital media device will be taken away by a RMJH teacher or staff member. The
incident will be recorded on “My Student” application and the item may be picked up at the
end of the day by the student.
2nd Offense: Parent is required to pick up the Phone/Digital Media Device.
Cell phone/Digital media device will be taken away by a RMJH teacher or staff member. The
incident will be recorded on “My Student” application and the parent is required to pick up the
item from the office.
3rd Offense: Referral to administration and suspension.
Cell phone/Digital media device will be taken away by a RMJH teacher or staff member and
brought down to an administrator. The student will be suspended for one day and the item will
be returned to the parent.
When a student is not in the classroom and classes are in session or during an assembly, cell
phones and other electronic devices may not be used unless the use is under the direction of a
teacher. The violation of using such devices during this time will result in the same disciplinary
action as discussed if misused in the classroom but handled by an administrator.
The school is not responsible for lost, stolen or broken digital media devices.
The taking or sharing of obscene, pornographic, lewd, illegal, or otherwise inappropriate
images or photographs will not be tolerated. Violations will be referred to law enforcement.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE NUMBER
Please notify your 1st period teacher and the main office if any change occurs in your address or your telephone number. In case of emergency, it is to your advantage to have the correct address and telephone number on file.
Unexcused absences from school are in violation of state laws and school rules. Students who are chronically unexcused from school will be referred to student services for evaluation of the problem and possible juvenile court referral. If your student is absent please call the attendance
office at 476-5222.
CHANGE OF SCHEDULE
At the time of registration, students are advised to plan their schedule carefully in order to avoid changes. Changes will be charged $10.00 as established by the district. Changes will not be made to accommodate friends having classes together. It will be difficult to make schedule changes.
The Weber County School District provides textbooks for the students at Rocky Mountain Jr. High School. Students are urged to be extremely careful with the books as they must be used for several years. Fines will be assessed for damaged or lost books.
Guidance services are available for every student in the school. These services include assistance with educational planning, the interpretation of test scores, occupational information, career information, study helps, help with home, school and/or social concerns or any questions
a student may feel he would like to discuss with a counselor. There is a career center located at Rocky Mountain Jr. to aid students in wise career choices.
Three tardies in one class will result in an ‘N’ (Needs improvement) on the citizenship part of your report card. Five tardies and above will result in a ‘U’ (Unsatisfactory) citizenship grade. A sixth tardy will result in suspension.
Rocky Mountain Jr. High enforces a closed campus policy. Students are not allowed to leave the school grounds at any time during the school day without permission. Students living close to the school may go home for lunch only when parents have made prior arrangements.
Students will not be excused from school unless they have checked out at the attendance office with parent or guardian permission. Regular attendance of the student during the entire day is essential to maintain satisfactory school work.
Whenever it is necessary for a student to leave the room during a class period, the student must have a HALL PASS.
CARE OF SCHOOL PROPERTY
Students should not mark school furniture, lockers, walls, ceilings, floors or equipment with pen, pencil, paint or any other instrument. Students should not tamper with the fire alarms, fire extinguishers, or any electrical systems. Anyone who willfully destroys school property through
vandalism, arson or larceny, or who creates a hazard to the safety of other students, will be referred to the proper law enforcement agency.
Fighting at school or any school function will be cause for immediate suspension of participants and those who encourage or support fighting.
Fire drills are held regularly during the school year. Know your fire drill procedures and follow them in an orderly manner.
No person in the United States shall on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal Financial Assistance. Concerns regarding Title IX should be referred
to the school administration.
Lockers are the property of Rocky Mountain Jr. and, as such, are subject to periodic locker checks by school officials. They are checked out to students for their use, but must not be written on, scratched, or vandalized. Students are responsible to see that their lockers remain clean
and in good repair by reporting problems to the office. Anything hung in the locker must meet school standards for dress and appropriateness. Do not tell or show your combination to anyone. Students who misuse or abuse their lockers may lose locker privileges. Students may not
change lockers without permission from the office. Should a student need a new combination or to change lockers, there is a $5.00 charge.
Office telephones are to be used for official school business only. Telephones are to be used
only to facilitate school business and protect students in case of an emergency. Students and
teachers will not be called to the phone when classes are in session; however, emergency messages
will be delivered promptly to those concerned.
We will be making some changes with our late starts this year. We will have late starts EVERY Tuesday, with the following exceptions: August 27th, October 29th, and the entire month of May. The first bell will ring at 8:23 and the tardy bell will ring at 8:28. This will allow for teacher and staff professional development opportunities. The collaboration time is essential for our teachers, with the end result benefiting student learning. The school busses will run at their regular times. Students will need to ride the bus or make other arrangements for these days.Officer Ryan will be in the cafeteria supervising those students who ride the bus. Students are not allowed to leave the school campus once they have arrived during late start.
ELIGIBILITY STANDARDS FOR ALL OFFICERS AND CHEERLEADERS
Students wishing to try out for cheerleader or run for office must meet the eligibility requirements
listed below ...only one term of probation allowed. Any further violation of eligibility
standards will result in removal from the squad or office.
a. 3.00 cumulative grade point average.
b. 1 ‘N’ citizenship grade per term allowed.
c. No ‘U’s or more than one ‘N’ allowed per term.
If the above standards are violated, you are ineligible to tryout for cheerleader or run for any school office. For those already on a squad or holding an office, there is only one term of probation allowed. If the student is still ineligible after the probationary term, removal from the squad or office will be enforced. Persons desiring exceptions to the above standards may appear before the Standards Committee. The purpose of the committee is to hear any mitigating circumstances that might arise with a student.
Each student who attains a 3.60 GPA for the previous quarter will be listed on the official school Honor Roll. A 3.8 GPA or above will be listed on the High Honor Roll. A special activity will be held each quarter for students who were placed on the Honor Roll (3.6) and who maintained
good citizenship, (no N’s or U’s) during that quarter.
Report cards will be issued four times during a year. Report cards will be mailed home.
LOST AND FOUND
The lost and found department is housed in the main office. All lost and found articles should be turned in immediately. Items must be accurately identified by their owners before being restored to them. Lost items should be reported in writing as soon as possible in order to facilitate
their being recovered. Students may leave valuables in the office safe to prevent loss if they so desire. Lost items will be given to charity after an appropriate length of time.
ELIGIBILITY STANDARDS FOR ATHLETIC PROGRAMS
Students wishing to try out for athletic programs must meet the eligibility requirements listed
a. A grade point average of 2.0 or higher the term prior to the sport.
b. Citizenship grades per term may not involve more than 1 ‘U’ or 2 or more ‘N’s, or
more than 1 ‘U’ and 1 ‘N’.
If the above standards are violated, you are ineligible to tryout for an athletic program. For those
already on a team, there is only one probation allowed. If the student is still ineligible after the
probationary period, removal from the team will be enforced. Persons desiring exceptions to the
above standards may appear before the Standards Committee. The purpose of the committee is
to hear any mitigating circumstances that might arise with a student.
Board Policy does not advocate, permit or practice discrimination on the basis of race, creed national origin, religion, and sex, or any other condition as required by various State and Federal laws. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY IS A PRIORITY OF THE WEBER BOARD OF EDUCATION.
STUDENT DROP-OFF AREA
A big thank you to those of you who drive your students to school and are using the drop-off area at the southeast end of the building! This has made such a positive impact on the traffic in our parking lot and in the bus loading zone. To ensure that all our students are safe, we ask that you continue using the drop-off and pick-up areas.
SEXUAL HARASSMENT, HAZING OR ASSAULT
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GOOD-NATURED HARMLESS FUN AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT IS HOW IT MAKES THE OTHER PERSON FEEL. In regards to SEXUAL HARASSMENT, STUDENT BULLYING, HAZING, OR ASSAULT, a student shall not do bodily injury to another student or commit any act that degrades or disgraces any person. Students in violation of this policy are subject to disciplinary action that could include immediate
suspension, alternative school placement, and/or referral to the law enforcement agency if circumstances warrant. There are severe consequences for those who engage in such activities.
Weber School District is committed to maintain "safe" school environments that provide to each student equal access to educational opportunities in a setting that is FREE FROM DRUGS, ALCOHOL USE, SUBSTANCE ABUSE, VIOLENCE ASSOCIATED WITH WEAPONS OR
DANGEROUS INSTRUMENTS, SEXUAL HARASSMENT, BULLYING, HAZING, OR ASSAULT AND DISCRIMINATION.
ALCOHOL, CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES & TOBACCO. The use or possession of tobacco or intoxicants or any other controlled substance of any kind
is prohibited on any school property which includes parking lots, playing fields, or any building or vehicle owned or operated by the Board of Education. Infractions of these rules may lead to referral to the proper authorities.
VIOLENCE AND WEAPONS OR DANGEROUS INSTRUMENTS
The District takes a firm “no tolerance” position on student conduct that compromises the “safe school” environment. STUDENTS FOUND IN POSSESSION OF WEAPONS OR ANY OBJECT THAT CAN BE REASONABLY CONSIDERED A WEAPON, OR WHO KNOWINGLY ENDANGER THE SAFETY OF ANOTHER INDIVIDUAL SHALL IMMEDIATELY BE REFERRED TO THE APPROPRIATE LAW ENFORCEMENT
AGENCY AND SUSPENDED FROM SCHOOL UNTIL A THOROUGH INVESTIGATION IS MADE OF THE CIRCUMSTANCE.
(PDA) PUBLIC DISPLAY OF AFFECTION
Public display of affection in a junior high setting is not appropriate behavior. Any display of affection is considered inappropriate and will be dealt with the same as disruptive behavior. In order to maintain a positive atmosphere that supports educational learning, we encourage students
to maintain appropriate behavior.