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In any school it is necessary that rules and regulations be established for the safety and well-being of all. Each student is expected to recognize that the school's authority extends from within the building itself to the walls surrounding it, to the playgrounds and to the routes taken home. All students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that is above reproach and beyond question. Their manner, dress, speech and their every action are advertisements for their home, school and community. Good citizenship and good conduct should be characteristic of an GSA student.
Students are expected to respond to all people with courtesy and respect. This includes the home room teacher, faculty/staff, teacher's aides, student interns, lunch monitors and maintenance personnel, and all who enter the GSA school building.

 

Behavior expectations, in general, are as follows:
  1. Students are to follow the instructions of the teacher in the classroom.

  2. SMOKING, PROFANITY and FIGHTING are strictly FORBIDDEN.

  3. Students are not to engage in an action that is potentially or actually harmful to the safety of other students or adults (running in the halls, throwing an object, pushing or shoving, etc.).
    Horseplay of any kind in and around the school building is strictly forbidden.

  4. Students are not to damage any school property. The student, as well as the parents, will be held responsible for any damaged/destroyed property.

  5. Students are NOT to bring to school the following:
    Radios, beepers, water pistols or any other type of "toy gun", cigarettes or any other form of tobacco, firecrackers, matches, sharp or pointed instruments or any other dangerous object or substance.
    A student in possesion of any of the above listed items at any time on school premises, or on the way to or from school may be suspended/expelled immediately.

  6. Students are not to leave the classroom without permission, cut classes or be absent from school without proper reason and never to leave school grounds during the school day.

In an effort to see that the rules are enforced in a fair and consistent manner, GSA has adopted a discipline system. The discipline system explains what is expected of each student and tells the student what will happen if a rule is violated. The purpose of the system is to help each student fully understand what is expected so he or she will not get into trouble.
INFRACTIONS:
        MAJOR   
                                                                                                   
  1. disrespectful or discourteous behavior                           

  2. inappropriate language                                                    

  3. leaving school grounds without permission                     

  4. fighting                                                                              

  5. destroying/defacing of school/parish property                

  6. cutting class                                                                     

  7. truancy                                                                              

                         MINOR                                                                           
   1. no homework/incomplete homework     
   2. no class work/incomplete class work   
   3. annoying behavior
   4. unprepared for class
   5. lateness for school
   6. inappropriate lunch/school yard behavior
   7. antagonistic toward class routine
   8disrespecting school dress code
   9. littering

DETENTION SLIPS WILL BE GIVEN BY FACULTY/STAFF IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE ABOVE POLICY. LENGTH OF DETENTION SERVED WILL BE DETERMINED BY THE SEVERITY OF THE INFRACTION
THREE SUSPENSIONS MAY RESULT IN EXPULSION.
SERIOUS INFRACTIONS COULD RESULT IN IMMEDIATE SUSPENSION AND/OR EXPULSION.

SUSPENSION AND/OR EXPULSION WILL BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE GUIDELINES FROM THE OFFICE OF EDUCATION OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF NEWARK.

Behavior and Discipline