American History/Mr. Kuss
The Mesa Unified School District Governing Board and administration firmly believe that students and educators have a right to a safe school campus. It is only with such an environment that full advantage may be taken of the excellent educational opportunities afforded by Mesa Public Schools. Both a safe campus and a high quality learning environment require ongoing cooperation between the school and the community.
Once the Bell Rings
-No bags, coats, backpacks, purse, handbag, on the desk or between the desk and the student.
-Students are not to rest their heads on the desk at anytime during the class period.
(Result will be ICR) Students must also face forward during class time.
-You must have your school provided passport to leave for the restroom, office, library, or
other school wide destinations.
-Gum will not be allowed in this classroom due to “carpet issues”
-No Name on a paper will result in No credit.
-No late homework is accepted unless on a school activity, excused absence, or excused
-No drawing or writing on the desk. (unless you want to clean all of them)
-Do not throw items in the classroom for safety purposes.
-The only class work/ homework that will be done in this class is American History! (This is
NOT math class!!!) If caught doing other homework it will taken away, thrown away.
anyone caught “copying” another students homework will result in a zero grade for that
assignment for “both” parties involved.
-Once class or lecture starts please raise your hands when asking questions.
-This is American History, there will be differences in opinions on subjects. Please respect
each others opinions; even though you may disagree.
-Once a quiz/test is determined over, you may not add or change answers.
-Keep your eyes on your own paper, cheating is NOT allowed here!
Academic integrity is a fundamental value of education and RMHS; therefore, acts of cheating, plagiarism, falsification or attempts to cheat, plagiarize or falsify will not be tolerated. Should it be determined that an academic integrity violation has taken place, the teacher reserves the right to assign a zero grade and submit a discipline referral to an administrator. Repeated infractions will result in additional and discipline.
Cell Phones and Electronic Devices
In order to provide for the best possible learning environment, electronic devices are not allowed to be on or visible during class time. Teachers have been instructed to confiscate
all electronic devices that are used or in sight in their classrooms. Repeat infractions of cell phone, or any other electronic device, will result in progressive disciplinary consequences.
Students who bring these devices to school, do so at their own risk. Red Mountain High School is not responsible for these devices and the school will not go to extraordinary
1st Offense: 1 Day of ICR
2nd Offense: 1 Day OCS/Parent Phone Call & Pick-up phone
3rd Offense: 2 Days OCS
Dress Code/General Standards
Personal appearance and dress are the responsibility of the student and the student’s parent or guardian. Students will not dress or groom themselves in a manner that,
in the judgment of the school administrator, presents a risk to the health, safety or general welfare of the student, other students or staff, or that is counterproductive to the
district’s educational objectives. Students will refrain from displaying tattoos or wearing
clothing, jewelry or other accessories that communicate, whether through language, images, symbols, artwork, color schemes or clothing styles:
• a message related to tobacco, alcohol, illegal drugs and other items that cannot be legally purchased or possessed by minors
• a message that advocates or promotes violence or terror
• a message that is sexually suggestive, vulgar, obscene or plainly offensive
• a message that would cause a reasonable person, as a student or staff member, to feel threatened, intimidated or harassed because of the person’s race, ethnicity, religion,
gender or sexual orientation
• a message expressing gang member-ship, affiliation or support the foregoing standards regarding “message” clothing will be interpreted and applied by school administrators in a manner that avoids infringement of a student’s First Amendment rights.
Without limiting the general standards, students must comply with the following standards at school and school events:
• Jeans, pants and trousers must be worn at the waist area and must not drag excessively on the ground. No sagging is allowed.
• Clothing must cover the abdomen, back, buttocks, chest and genital areas. Tops that expose cleavage are prohibited. When standing, tops must completely cover the midriff to
the skirt, shorts or pants. See-through clothing is prohibited.
• Skin-tight outer clothing, such as spandex, is prohibited unless it is worn for a school-sponsored extra-curricular activity (for example, dance or wrestling).
• Tube tops and halter tops are prohibited. Tank tops and other sleeveless tops are permitted only if the straps are wider than 11⁄2 inches and the armholes are no lower than
2 inches from the armpit.
• Shorts must have at least a 2-inch inseam and extend to the tip of the student’s fingers.
• Dresses and skirts must extend at least 1 inch beyond the tip of the student’s fingers.
• Clothing or attire by which an adolescent female student does not wear a bra or underwear, wears a bra or other garments as outerwear, or wears clothing in a manner such
that underwear is visible through outerwear is prohibited.
• Clothing or attire by which an adolescent male student does not wear underwear, wears underwear as outerwear, or wears trousers or shorts so that underwear is visible is
• Pajamas and other sleepwear are prohibited.
• Bandannas, hairnets and do-rags are prohibited.
• Jewelry and accessories with studs, spikes, sharp objects or heavy chains are prohibited.
• Sunglasses may be worn indoors only if there is a medical need to wear them.
• Hats or other head apparel may not be worn inside school buildings unless for religious, medical or safety purposes. Students will not be prohibited or discouraged from wearing
hats or other clothing designed to reduce sun exposure while outdoors.
• Trench coats and other oversized clothing that can conceal contraband are prohibited.
• Footwear must be worn at all times. Shoes, such as “wheels in the heels,” that pose safety hazards and shoes, such as cleats, that may damage flooring are prohibited.
• Safety dress requirements for specific classes must be followed.
NO Swearing!!!!! (automatic referral)
Min - ISS, MAX – OCS
Minimum - parent contact/ISS/OCS
Maximum – expulsion
ELECTRONIC DEVICES during class time
1st offense - 1 day ISS***
2ndoffense - 2 days ISS; parent must pick up item
3rd offense - 1 day OCS; parent must pick up item
4th offense - 3 days OCS; parent must pick up item
“Freedom With Responsibility”
1. Maintain a positive, productive learning environment.
2. Treat fellow students, staff members and your school with respect.
3. Report unsafe conditions.
4. No loitering/sitting in hallways; NO PDA (public displays of affection) on campus.
5. No food/drink in hallways/classrooms. (I will allow water)
6. Electronic devices that interrupt the learning environment will be confiscated, no cell phones, CD players, iPods, or PSP’s in class.
Sweep does not postpone assignment deadlines. Assignments, tests, quizzes, presentations, or reports due while you are in sweep will receive a zero!
5 Sweeps per semester (includes all classes) 6+ = Audit absence
STEPS FOR SUCCESS
AMERICAN HISTORY HOMEWORK POLICY
STEP 1: The first time a homework assignment is not turned-in the student shall forfeit
his/her lunch period. The student shall report with the pass given by the teacher
to the teacher on Tutoring Duty that particular day within 10 minutes of lunch
hour passing bell. The homework will then be completed. The student is then
responsible to give the pass and homework assignment to their history teacher
the following day.
NOTE: If the student fails to show up, or the student fails to bring both the pass
and homework to the teacher the following day; a 0% shall be assigned to the
assignment and the parent/guardian shall be contacted by the teacher.
STEP 2: The Second time a homework assignment is not completed, Step 1 will be
STEP 3: On the third failure to turn-in a homework assignment, a direct referral to the
Red Mountain Administration will be made.
I have read and fully understand the rules listed above.
Printed Name: ________________________________ Hour:____ Date:________