Student Expectations
Saturday, August 19, 2017 11:15 AM

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These expectations are in place to help all students achieve academic success at Justice Page Middle School. We believe each child has the ability to learn and be successful.

  • Classwork/Homework: Learning is not optional! Our goal is to have students prepared for high school and part of being successful in high school is work completion. If a student chooses to not complete homework or classwork (or is unable to), they will be in the Homework Lab (HWLab) during movement until they have completed all of their missing assignments. There will be a Dean present in the HWLab to help students stay on task and complete work. As soon as they finish their assignments, they will be able to join their peers. We will pull missing assignments on Wednesdays, counselors/social workers will give students assignments on Thursdays and Fridays, and they have the weekend to complete them. They must turn in their assignments to the office on MONDAY MORNING in their appropriate grade level basket! Staff will review the work on Monday morning and cross the names off of students who have completed their work. Mondays will be the first day of HWLab and they will remain in there every day until their work has been completed. If they need additional support, they need to let a staff member know. Tutors may also be available for extra support. We want ALL students to be successful and we keep academics at the forefront to help prepare them for high school, as well as develop the life skills necessary for success, including: time management, responsibility, resiliency, and self advocacy.
  • Fidgets: Unless identified in an individualized learning plan (IEP/504), will not be allowed. This means no spinners, no cubes, no putty/slime, or anything of that sort.
  • Lockers: We will provide a combination lock for all students at Justice Page Middle School. Each student will receive a lock from their advisor with their own combination. Students should NOT share their combination with any other student or share lockers. Students are responsible for their own belongings in their locker. If a student loses the school lock, it will be $5.00 for a replacement. They can speak with their advisor to get a replacement. No personal locks will be allowed.
  • Backpacks: Should be kept in the student’s locker for the entire day. Students will not be allowed to have backpacks at lunch, in the hallway, or in class (even 7th hour). This is a safety concern.
  • Coats/Jackets: Should also be kept in the student's locker for the entire day. A sweatshirt can be used to stay warm. In the winter, students must grab their coat on their way down to lunch if they want to wear it to movement.
  • Phones/Headphones: We have a “no phone” policy. Students' phones must be kept locked in their locker for the entire day. Phones are not allowed in the hallways, at lunch, at movement, or in class. The phone will be safe in their locker if they do not share their combination. If they need to use the phone, they can come to the office or ask a teacher to use the classroom phone. If parents need to get in touch with their student for an emergency, they can call the main office. At the end of the day, after the final bell, students will have access to their phones. If the student continues to use their phone or has their phone visible, this could lead to disciplinary action (lunch detentions, ISS, parent meetings, parent pick-up phone, suspension, etc.).
    • The WHY: The goal is to lessen distractions in the learning environment, decrease negative interactions with staff, and slow down social media conflicts and peer to peer conflicts that can escalate and cause an unsafe environment. We want academics to be a student’s first priority.
  • Tardies: Students will have 4 minutes between classes to transition to the next class. If a student is late, they should enter quietly, respectfully, and find their seat quickly. They will be marked "tardy - unexcused" if they do not have a pass from staff.
    • After the 5th cumulative tardy, a student will serve a lunch detention and parent contact will be made.
    • After the 10th cumulative tardy, a student will serve 3 lunch detentions, and parent contact will be made.
    • After the 15th cumulative tardy, a student will serve 5 lunch detentions, parent contact will be made, a dean will place the student on a tardy contract, and a possible referral to the attendance team.
    • If a student continues to demonstrate frequent tardiness, dean/administration will review the case and the following can occur: parent conferences, reverse suspensions, ISS to make up missed work, out of school suspensions, and eventually could lead to truancy and reported to the legal system

We believe that attendance supports academic success at Justice Page Middle School. Frequent tardies can lead to academic disengagement and impact academic success.

  • Movement/Lunch: Students will spend approximately 15 minutes eating lunch and 15 minutes outside. Students are expected to stay in the cafeteria unless they have a pre-written pass to visit a teacher during lunch. No phones are allowed at lunch (or anywhere). If a student wants to wear their coat for movement, they must grab their coat on the way down to lunch. Once a student has gone outside to movement, they will not be allowed back in the building until it is time to come in. Parents and students should plan on going outside unless it "feels like" zero or below or if it's raining. If students are unable to go outside, alternate activities will be planned in the gym, media center, and cafeteria.

Research shows that students who are physically active throughout the school day achieve higher levels of cognitive functioning in the areas of memory, focus, higher level thinking, and enhances the ability to switch from task to task. Students who are physically active are also known to have fewer behavior concerns in the classroom. Research will also show students who are physically active have a lower risk of depression, anxiety, heart disease, obesity, certain cancers, and substance abuse.

  • Dress Code: No hoods, no bandanas, no 3B’s (butts, breasts, or belly buttons visible), no undergarments visible, tank tops are okay but no spaghetti straps or one strap shirts, no apparel with reference to drugs, gangs, or inappropriate language.
  • Classroom Engagement: Our expectations are that students are in class on time and fully participating in what the teacher has planned for the day.
  • Passes/Planner: Students will be given 8 quarterly passes in their planners. These are student generated passes for when they wish to get a drink, use the restroom, or go to their locker for forgotten items. Once their passes are used, they will not be given any more. We want our students to be in their classes as much as possible so they do not miss out on the instruction. If they lose their planner, they will not be given another one with passes. They may purchase a replacement planner for $5.00, but the replacement will not have 8 more passes in it.
  • Bullying: Bullying is "unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-aged children that involves a real or perceived power differential, is repeated over time, and harmful." If a student feels they are a victim of bullying, they should report it to a Dean or administration. Deans/Admin will investigate. If bullying has occurred, it will be reported to the district. This can be for face to face, social media, written words, texting, etc.