We encourage you to be a responsible student and to follow school rules. Teachers and/or teams will develop class rules and send them home with you for you and your parent/guardian to review. You will also be asked to review the District’s Student Code of Conduct and sign that you understand and will comply with the rules. Areas of specific importance are:
Acceptable Use Policy:
Access to the District's electronic communications system, including the Internet, shall be made available to students exclusively for instructional purposes and in accordance with AISD regulations. Access to the Internet at school is a privilege, not a right. Abuse or misuse of the school’s computers or internet system may result in sanctions with regards to access and use. This includes loading inappropriate information onto school computers or accessing school systems/information that is considered off limits for student use.
A student’s conduct in assemblies must meet the same standard as in the classroom. A student who is tardy or who does not abide by school and District rules of conduct during an assembly will be subject to disciplinary action. Students are expected to attend assemblies and sit with their class. Once a staff member addresses the group by saying “good morning/afternoon,” students should immediately stop talking and give the adult their attention.
Drug and Alcohol Abuse:
Any student, who intentionally sells, gives, possesses, uses, or is under the influence of illegal drugs, prescription drugs, or alcohol in or on school property, including buses, shall be subject to (1) removal from school and (2) being reported to the appropriate law enforcement agencies for possible legal action.
The use and/or possession of tobacco products and paraphernalia are prohibited. Any student who violates this rule is subject to removal from school. The rules apply at the bus stop, on the bus, on the school campus, and AISD property during the school day and at any school activity before or after school. In addition, parents and other adults may not smoke on any AISD property or at any AISD sponsored event.
Public Displays of Affection:
All students are prohibited from engaging in public displays of affection anywhere on campus or at campus sponsored events. (Some examples: holding hands, hugging, kissing, or sitting in someone’s lap.)
Gorzycki Middle School is a “Bully-Free Zone” and no bullying or harassment of students is tolerated. Students shall not engage in harassment motivated by race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, or disability and directed toward another student. Students shall not engage in bullying. Students shall not engage in sexual harassment toward another student or District employee. Students shall not commit dating or sexual violence toward another student. Any reports of this type of behavior will be thoroughly investigated by the campus administration and/or campus police officer. A substantiated charge of harassment or bullying against a student or District employee shall result in disciplinary action. Students and parents should report any incidents of these types of behaviors to the campus administration immediately.
In AISD, zero tolerance means that if a student violates the Student Code of Conduct (which also incorporates state and federal law), the behavior will be addressed. The intervention or disciplinary action will be based on the seriousness of the offense, the student's age and grade level, the frequency of misbehavior, the student's attitude, whether the student was acting in self-defense, the effect of the misconduct on the school environment, and requirements of law.