Students will be principled by taking their binder to all classes andhaving their schedule on the front cover of their binder which should becolor coded appropriately. Having your binder is an essential part ofbeing prepared and ready to learn. If a binder is lost, a replacementmust be purchased from the main office for $1.00.
Backpacks and bags may be brought to school; however, all backpacks and bags must remain in student lockers throughout the school day.
Having students present and engaged is part of our commitment to student growth. Therefore, students need to obtain permission from their teacher to leave the classroom. Any student who is in the hall during class time must wear a hall pass vest appropriately. The following are examples of when it would be appropriate to request a hall pass: 1. Restroom/Drinking Fountain – A student should only use the restroom/drinking fountain designated by their teacher. 2. Office – A student should only go to the office during class time if they are called down by the office. If there is an emergency and a student needs to go down to the office during class time, they must obtain an office pass from the teacher stating who they are planning to see in the office. Scheduling an appointment to see a counselor should be done during passing time or before and after school.
Students are responsible for respecting and maintaining lockers. They are responsible for keeping lockers clean, safe, and secure. Vandalizing lockers with writing, tagging, stickers, etc., or by mistreating them in any way may result in restitution fines or community service. Students are expected to keep all locker combinations confidential. School officials reserve the right to search student lockers for periodic inspections as well as for suspicion of inappropriate behaviors. Illegal items found in student lockers will be confiscated and police will be involved.
Students will be principled and caring by using electronic devices only at appropriate times. Appropriate times in which to use electronic devices are before school, during lunch, and after school. During class, students will keep all electronic devices put away in order to ensure that everyone be focused and engaged in learning. Electronic devices can be a distraction that takes away from Midvale Middle School’s promise to ensure student academic growth. If a student chooses to use their electronic device during class, the following consequences may occur:
1. Warning from staff member
2. Staff member may take the electronic device to be held until the end of the period
3. Staff member may take the electronic device to be held until the end of the day
4. Staff member may take the electronic device to the office which may require a parent or guardian to pick up the electronic device.
Remember, electrical outlets can only be used before or after school, not during the school day.
Students will be principled and safe by following dress code at all times. Following dress code while on school property allows students, faculty, and community members to feel safe and respected. Per Canyons District policy, the following are considered but not limited to dress code violations:
1. Gang-related clothing, colors, and accessories
3. Suggestive clothing including short shorts, mini-skirts, crop-tops, halter-tops, spaghetti straps, tank-tops, or similar clothing
Safe School Violations
Midvale Middle School is committed to creating an environment where all students feel safe and respected. As part of our effort to create this environment, all students will adhere to the following:
1. Illegal Items – There will be no alcohol, drugs, tobacco products, e-cigarettes and vaping products, weapons, or facsimiles of weapons. (Facsimiles are things that look like or could be mistaken for weapons.)
2. Assault and Fighting – Disputes between individuals should be taken care of through communication. All students have the opportunity to use conflict mediation. Mediation is a process involving administration and counselors to help find a solution. If a physical altercation occurs, it will result in disciplinary action.
3. Threats – Any verbal or electronic threat made on or off school grounds that causes a major disruption or an individual to feel unsafe at school will result in disciplinary action.
4. Bullying or Harassment – Bullying and/or harassment can involve written, verbal or physical behaviors including:
a. Gender-role stereotyping
b. Displaying demeaning posters or cartoons
c. Telling offensive jokes
d. Visually or verbally stating expressions referring to a person’s ethnicity, race, or gender
e. Inappropriately touching
f. Using lewd gestures or actions
g. Initiating any unwelcome, taunting, or teasing behavior If a student is harassed, he/she should tell the individual doing the harassing to stop.
If it continues, the student should report the problem to his/her teacher or any other adult staff member. Violators of the harassment policy will be subject to strict administrative discipline, which may include detention, suspension, and possible criminal prosecution. Parents are encouraged to report any type of harassment to school administration immediately.
Administration, faculty, and staff promise that all students will have access to a high-quality education. To make this happen, all staff members will:
1. Respect all individuals by building relationships that are positive and supportive
2. Commit to the academic and social betterment of all members of Midvale Middle
3. Be reflective of one’s actions and practices
4. Communicate academic and social progress on a weekly basis using Skyward or other electronic communication