Serious Violations or Misconduct Include, but are not limited to: 

  1. GAMBLING
    Gambling and/or contests for money are prohibited by state law and are, therefore, not allowed on school grounds. Examples include: card playing, dice-throwing, and sports related gambling in the building and on the grounds are prohibited.
  2. MINOR INSUBORDINATION
    Insubordination is defined as refusal to comply with school rules and regulations or refusal to obey reasonable directions or instructions of school personnel. It is expected that students cooperate with and respect the authority of all adult personnel:  teachers, administrators, paraprofessionals, secretaries, custodians, bus drivers and cafeteria staff. It shall be the determination of the Assistant Principal as to the severity of the insubordination.
  3. FAILURE TO ATTEND AN AFTER-SCHOOL DETENTION. No bus transportation is provided.
  4. VISUAL DISPLAY AND/OR USE OF CELLULAR TELEPHONES and ELECTRONIC PAGING DEVICES
    Using or possessing an electronic paging device, cellular phone, video recording device, personal data assistant, or other electronic device in any manner that disrupts the educational environment or violates the rights of others, including using the device to take photographs in locker rooms or bathrooms, cheat, or otherwise violate student conduct rules.Prohibited conduct specifically includes, without limitation, creating, sending, sharing, viewing, receiving, or possessing an indecent visual depiction of oneself or another person through the use of a computer, electronic communication device, or cellular phone.Unless otherwise banned under this policy or by the Building Principal, all electronic devices must be kept off and out of sight during academic class time unless:

    1. the supervising teacher grants permission;use of the device is provided in a student’s IEP; or
    2. it is needed in an emergency that threatens the safety of students, staff, or other individuals.

Violation will result in confiscation of the devices, which will then be turned over to Student Services. (BOE Policy 7:190).  Batavia High School is not liable for lost or stolen items. Cell phone usage is never allowed in the bathrooms and locker rooms of Batavia High School.  It is not permissible during the school day for students to videotape, record, or take pictures.

  • Students may not use their cell phones to contact a parent in order to leave the building (sick, appointment, etc.).
  • Students must follow school procedures for leaving campus or they will receive the appropriate consequences.

E. VIOLATION OF OFF-CAMPUS REGULATIONS OR IN AN UNAUTHORIZED AREA

With the exception of students registered for and attending off campus classes, students are not permitted to leave the building. Students who do not have off-campus classes are not allowed to go to the parking lot or to their vehicles during school hours without written permission from the Attendance Office. Infractions of this rule will be considered an unauthorized area violation.  Students are not to be sharing, trading or using lockers other than the one assigned to them by the Student Services Office.  Students are to keep hall and gym lockers locked at all times.  Students are not to be entering other students’ locked or unlocked lockers.

A permission form for Fox Valley Career Center classes, available in the Student Services Office, must be signed by the student’s parent or guardian for each course. The permission form must be returned to the Student Services Office by the first day of each the school year. The students authorized to be off campus during a particular period must either leave the school grounds or report to the office. No loitering in the parking lot is allowed. Students arriving from off-campus classes are to report to the main hall and are not to be in the academic halls during class time.  

Students with off campus classes are not to transport other students who do not have off-campus classes with them when they leave. Violation of this rule may result in suspension of parking privileges for a minimum of one week.  Referral will also be made to the Batavia Police Department for violation of the Truancy Ordinance.

Students are not permitted to leave the building without permission from the Assistant Principal. Students are also not allowed in unauthorized areas. An unauthorized area is any part of the building and grounds where students are not supervised. This includes the parking lots.  All students should exit the building 30 minutes after dismissal time unless they are under direct supervision of staff.

F. USE OR POSSESSION OF LASER POINTING DEVICE

G. FORGERY

False calls to the school attempting to represent a parent or guardian or the forgery of passes, notes from teachers or parents, or other school documents are never acceptable.

H. MINOR INAPPROPRIATE LANGUAGE  

Use of obscene, vulgar, abusive, inappropriate or discriminatory language or gestures is not tolerated. Disciplinary action will be based on the seriousness and/or repetition of the offense.  Drawings and pictures of inappropriate topics can also be considered inappropriate language (drugs, alcohol, violence, etc.).

I. CLASSROOM DISRUPTIONS

Behavior that disrupts the normal classroom learning environment will not be tolerated. Each teacher has his/her own set of classroom behavioral expectations which includes appropriate. Continued classroom infractions may result in a referral to Administration who will apply the appropriate disciplinary consequences.  Teachers will provide their classroom rules and expectations in their syllabus.