Student Handbooks

Minor Violations

Minor violations include, but are not limited to: 

    Due to Batavia High School’s concern for the safety of all students, the use of skateboards or in-line skates  is not permitted anywhere on campus.  Skates and skateboards need to be carried onto school grounds to avoid accidents and placed in the student’s locker upon entering the building.
    All eating in the building should be confined to the Cafeteria and the foods room. During nice weather, students may eat in permitted areas outside. Outside eating may be revoked if students do not respect our campus. Glass bottles should not be brought into the building.  All trash should be thrown into the appropriate receptacles. Eating in classrooms is generally not permitted, but exceptions can be made in special circumstances by the classroom teacher. Compliance with classroom allergen restrictions is expected.  For additional information please refer to Board Policy 7:285
  3. DRESS AND GROOMING (Board Policy 7:160)
    Students are expected to dress in a manner which will not disrupt the educational process, constitute a health or safety hazard, or violate civil law. The following guidelines for student dress and appearance will be in effect:

    1. Students must dress and groom themselves in a manner that does not present health or safety hazards, that does not disrupt the educational process and that is within the bounds of good taste (examples of unacceptable clothing: chains and  jewelry with spikes.)
    2. All students shall be clean in personal grooming and attire, and wear clothing in the manner and for the purpose for which it was designed.
    3. According to State Health Standards, feet will be covered at all times by footwear with complete soles.
    4. The display of obscenities and/or implied vulgarity on clothing will not be permitted. (Hooters and Playboy are examples) This includes any handwriting on clothing or backpacks.
    5. Clothing that displays, promotes, advertises, or makes reference to or symbolizes alcohol, tobacco, drugs, or weapons is prohibited.
    6. Clothing that promotes violence or intolerance of any sort is prohibited.
    7. All hats, caps, bandannas, and other headwear are to be removed immediately upon entering the building and must remain off until the student is out of the building. This applies to both male and female students.  Hats are not to be carried around during the school day. The hat or cap must be placed in the student’s locker and must remain there until the student leaves the building.
    8. Coats, jackets, and other garments commonly considered as outerwear by the school administration must remain in the student’s locker during the school day. Students leaving the building for Building Trades, Fox Valley Career Center, P.T. or other off-campus classes may get their coats immediately before they leave and must remove them as soon as they return.
    9. Modesty in dress is expected. Bare torsos and revealing or immodest attire in the judgment of the staff will not be tolerated. Strapless tops, spaghetti straps, and similar articles of clothing are not appropriate. Shorts and skirts must extend lower than the students’ fingertips when standing upright.
    10. Pants need to be worn appropriately around the waist, not hanging below the hip. No under garments of any sort shall be visible.
    11. Students may not wear sunglasses inside the building.
    12. Rules regarding hats, coats and sunglasses may also apply at assemblies, dances, concerts, plays, and other school events.
    The following items are permitted only during passing periods, lunch, and before/after school: radios, MP3 players, I-Pods, CD Players, portable DVD players, gaming devices, and other similar items.  They may not be used in the classroom without explicit permission from the teacher.Students are strongly advised not to bring these items to school. Students choosing to bring such devices to school are urged to place these items in their own lockers and to keep them locked at all times. Batavia High School is not liable for stolen or lost items.
    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.
  6. 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.
  7. DISPLAYS OF AFFECTION Shows of affection are quite common and acceptable to a certain point. Students are expected to conduct themselves with taste and respect for themselves and others in these relationships. Public demonstrations of kissing, embracing, and intimate contact are embarrassing to others and show little respect for the reputation of the partner involved.
    Students may be in the hallways during class only with a proper pass. This pass must be signed by a staff member, with the time and destination written in ink.