Minor Offenses

Minor Offenses

Students are expected to maintain a high standard of conduct.  We believe in the role and importance of helping students understand and learn from their mistakes, but inevitably consequences and accountability are necessary to emphasize the recurrence or severity of the offense and to limit future occurrences.  The following are examples of minor offenses that may be addressed through verbal warnings, parent contact, lunch detention, and may include a major referral if necessary.

Examples of Minor Offenses:

  • Being in off-limit areas or being in the halls without a pass
  • Dress code violations
  • Having phones or other electronic devices at inappropriate times (these items may be confiscated and a parent/guardian must pick it up from the office)
  • Chewing gum
  • Horseplay, pranks on fellow students, running in the halls, or not walking on the right side of the hall
  • Profanity
  • Tardiness (either to school or to class)
  • Littering on school property, including the cafeteria, buildings, and grounds
  • Throwing food in the cafeteria or any other area where food is allowed
  • Bringing food out of the cafeteria after lunch
  • Showing inappropriate display of affection
  • Disruptive behavior during school activities
  • Arguing with other students
  • Cheating
  • Throwing objects
  • Other offenses deemed minor by teacher and/or administration