Minor Violations

Minor violations include, but are not limited to:

  • Running in the school building
    • Students are to walk in the building at all times. Running is a safety concern for the safety of all students.  
  • Skateboards
    • Due to Rotolo Middle 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.
  • Eating, drinking, or leaving garbage in the building, other than in designated areas
    • All eating and drinking in the building should be done in the cafeteria unless a teacher gives specific permission for students to do so in the classroom. All garbage should be deposited in the proper receptacle. Leaving garbage on the tables at lunch or dropping food onto the floor is a violation.
  • Dress and grooming violations (BOE Policy 7:160)
    • 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.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • Footwear with complete soles will be worn at all times. No footwear with wheels is allowed.
      • The display of obscenities and/or vulgarity on clothing will not be permitted. This includes handwriting on clothing, backpacks, or school supplies.
      • Clothing that displays, promotes, advertises, or makes references to or symbolizes alcohol, tobacco, or drugs is prohibited.
      • Clothing that promotes violence or intolerance of any sort is prohibited. This includes clothing depicting any type of weapon.
      • Hats and hoods are to be removed upon entering the building unless approved by the principal or designee.
      • Appropriate attire is required. This includes, but may not be limited to:
        • Private parts and underpants must be covered by fabric that is not see-through.
        • Clothing covers the front, back, and sides of most of the torso.
        • Rules regarding dress also apply at assemblies, concerts, plays, games, and other school events 
      • Sunglasses, unless approved by the principal or designee, will not be permitted in the building.
  • Inappropriate use of electronic devices (BOE Policy 7:190)
    • The following items are prohibited from being used/visible during the school day:  cell phones, radios, MP3 players, iPods, portable DVD players, gaming devices, personal digital assistants (PDA), and other similar items that disrupt the educational environment or violate the right of others, including using the device to take photographs in any area of the school, to cheat, or otherwise violate student conduct rules.  
    • Students who use school email for purposes other than educational use are in violation of the electronic devices policy and may be subject to disciplinary action based on the level of offense.
    • All electronic devices must be kept off and out of sight during the school day unless:
      • The supervising teacher grants permission
      • The use of the device is allowed in a student’s IEP or 504 Plan.
      • It is needed in an emergency that threatens the safety of students, staff, or other individuals
    • Students using cell phones during regular school hours (7:40 a.m. – 3 p.m.) should expect to have the phone confiscated.  It will be given back to the student at the end of the school day. Repeated violations will result in the phone being kept by the administration and released to a parent or guardian only.   
    • Chromebooks are issued to students as educational tools. In the classroom, students are in violation of the technology policy if they are on an unauthorized or inappropriate site during instructional time, or if they are using the Chromebook for inappropriate behavior which violates the Code of Conduct.
    • Rotolo Middle School is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • Inappropriate displays of affection
    • In order that Rotolo Middle School relationships remain at the highest level, we have what we call the “Hands-Off Policy”. This is strictly adhered to in the building and on the campus, and normally this needs no further explanation. Public displays of affection are a violation of this Hands-Off Policy.
  • Being in unauthorized parts of the building
    • Students may be in the hallways during passing times or during class with a proper pass. Students should bring the necessary materials and supplies to class and should not find it necessary to leave the classroom to go to their lockers or elsewhere during class time. The Main Office and Student Services will not issue passes to students who are late between classes. During the school day, students should receive a pass from their previous teacher if they are held for a period of time that will make them tardy to their next class.
  • Failure to report to assigned schedule
    • Students should follow their schedule and bell schedule for each class of the day. Students may only go to the library, Main Office, Student Services, the nurse, the guidance counselor, an administrator, the drinking fountain, the restroom, or to their locker with a proper pass from a staff member. Taking it upon themselves to go to one of these areas without a pass can be considered skipping a class.
  • Failure to serve teacher assigned detention
    • Teachers may issue detentions for any number of classroom rules or procedure violations. If a student does not serve his/her assigned detention, the teacher will assign double detention. Failure to serve these assigned detentions will result in an office discipline referral.