At all times, Borgia students’ behavior should be refined and courteous. Each individual is responsible for the impression made by the school as a whole. Unacceptable conduct includes whistling, inappropriate applause, boisterousness, and talking during the program. Students must sit in the sections provided for their homerooms. Inappropriate conduct is subject to discipline by the homeroom moderator, or by the vice principal if the misbehavior is deemed serious.
Beverage containers are not permitted in the Academic wing of the building. This includes water bottles unless specific permission is granted by the vice principal. Food may be allowed by teachers.
In developing the discipline code for Saint Francis Borgia Regional High School, we have included those aspects of discipline which we believe are absolutely essential for an effective, productive learning atmosphere and for our success as an educational institution. We have based our code on a simple premise: STUDENTS HAVE A RIGHT TO LEARN. TEACHERS HAVE A RIGHT TO TEACH. BOTH ARE ENTITLED TO AN ATMOSPHERE IN WHICH THIS CAN HAPPEN.
Behavior that is unbecoming to Christian decency, behavior that is injurious to the health and well being of others, and behavior that disrupts the educational process are unacceptable. Possible consequences for behavior that is not in accord with our discipline code are DETENTION, SUSPENSION, PROBATION, and EXPULSION. Students are subject to these penalties during the school day, at school functions–home or away–and when on school property at any time.
DETENTION: The vice principal will inform students when they are required to report to detention. Detentions are generally assigned the day after the detention is given. Games, meetings, practices, performances, work, and bus service WILL NOT be allowed to interfere with detention. Failure to show up for a detention will result in a penalty of two detentions. Any student who receives detention must arrive in the assigned room by 3:05 pm. Detention lasts one hour. While serving detention, students are not allowed to talk. They must remain seated and will not be allowed to leave the room for any reason. Students who receive five detentions in one semester must, in addition, serve a Saturday morning detention from 8:00 to 11:00 am. Parents will be informed of any Saturday detention issued to their child.
SATURDAY DETENTION: Detentions will last from 8:00 am until 11:00 am. Students must arrive early at the front door of the school. The faculty member in charge of the detention will meet students at the front door of the school by 7:55 am. There will be no excuses for lateness or for missing this assigned detention.
RULES FOR DETENTION:
Should any of these stipulations be violated, the offending student will be told to leave and may receive two additional detentions (including Saturdays).
PROBATION: The vice principal may place students on disciplinary or attendance probation in conjunction with the administration. When placed on probation, a student will be required to sign a behavioral contract agreeing to specific outlined terms. Failure of the student to follow these terms will result in consequences ranging from a specific penalty to expulsion.
EXPULSION: The administration reserves the right to expel any student whose behavior warrants the termination of his/her enrollment at Borgia.
PRESENCE: WE VALUE REGULAR, DAILY ATTENDANCE IN ALL CLASSES, ON TIME, IN PROPER UNIFORM.
Tardy students MUST be sent to the office to be marked tardy and given a detention and a pass back to class.
PREPAREDNESS AND PERFORMANCE IN CLASS: WE VALUE A CLASSROOM ATMOSPHERE IN WHICH THE BEST POSSIBLE LEARNING EXPERIENCES ARE GUARANTEED. DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR WILL BE DEALT WITH IN THE FOLLOWING WAYS:
PROPRIETY: WE VALUE DECENT, CIVIL, HUMANE, AND CHRISTIAN BEHAVIOR, WHICH REFLECTS AN ATTITUDE OF RESPECT AND REVERENCE FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL AS A PERSON WITH DIGNITY AND WORTH.
SERIOUS VIOLATIONS: Serious behavioral violations (sexual harassment, vandalism, stealing, reckless driving on school property, fireworks, fighting, weapons, etc.) are considered to be not only disruptive but also dangerous. Therefore, these situations will be handled directly by the vice principal and will be treated more seriously than other infractions. Punishments for these violations will range from Saturday detentions to suspension. It is absolutely necessary to keep in mind that EXPULSION is always an option in the case of serious offenses. The vice principal will make every effort to work with parents to prevent serious behavioral problems.
Occasionally, extenuating circumstances may affect a conduct violation. If a student feels that a punishment is too severe, an appeal may be made to the Student-Faculty Appeals Board. The board, comprised of the student council officers and three faculty members, meets when a student appeals a decision. The disciplined student must petition the board in writing within one week after the consequence has been determined by the administration.
The board will assemble as soon as possible to hear the arguments of the student and the vice principal. The board will then present its decision and the rationale, in writing, to the rest of the administration. The administration will then present its final decision and rationale, in writing, to the Appeals Board. Members of the administration may observe the hearing, but do not take an active part in it.
At the end of the year, the disciplinary record of each student is reviewed by the administration. Students who have shown repeated disciplinary or attitudinal problems will be placed on probation. Conditions and length of probation will be determined on an individual basis. Students who do not show a marked improvement in the following year will be asked to withdraw from Saint Francis Borgia Regional High School.
No food or drink is allowed in the chapel, computer labs, library, music room or theater. Any student violating this rule is subject to a detention.
Smoking, vaping, or possession of cigarettes or electronic cigarettes or any other form of tobacco / nicotine is prohibited on school property or at any school functions, home or away. Infractions will result in a penalty ranging from Saturday detentions to expulsion.
1. First Offense……………...two Saturdays and parents notified
2. Second Offense………….eight Saturdays and a meeting with parents
3. Third Offense………….….to be determined on an individual basis