39 ASB Middle School Handbook
Students are expected to use appropriate language at all times while at ASB.
Cell Phones/Telephone Calls
A cell phone must be kept in the student’s backpack or locked in his or her locker during the
school day – arrival time to 3: 30 pm. Students may come to the MS Office if they need to make
a phone call. Students who must call home may do so from the telephone in the MS Office.
For other uses of smartphones, please see the Responsible Use Policy.
Damage to School Property
Students will be charged for all school property lost or willfully damaged. Other disciplinary
actions may also be considered by the Associate Principal/Principal based on factors related
to the lost or willfully damaged property.
Display of Affection
A smile, laughter and a handshake are acceptable displays of affection for Middle School
Earphones/Personal Entertainment Devices
Ear/headphones do not contribute to an open and considerate learning environment.
Earphones and personal entertainment devices may not be used at any time at ASB – arrival
time to departure time – unless explicitly required for a class activity. They may be used on
school transport to and from school. Rules for the use of earphones on school trips will be
determined on a trip-by-trip basis.
ASB’s elevator is reserved for use by guests and by staff to transport food and supplies
throughout the school. Students should use the stairs unless they have a permit from the
Health Clinic or explicit permission from the Associate Principal/Principal.
Food and drink are permitted in the building. Snacks can be consumed during breaks in the
cafeteria, commons and supervised classrooms. Snacking in the commons and classrooms
is a privilege given to our students, and it is the responsibility of every student to maintain
hygiene/cleanliness within the school premises.
Students will be assigned a locker and a lock on the first day of school. It is their responsibility
to keep individual lockers clean and in good condition. Students are strongly advised
not to bring valuables or money to the school, and to keep anything of personal value
that is brought to school locked in the locker when it is not being used. Do not share lock
combinations. Mark all personal belongings with the last name. Computers, books and
personal belongings left in the halls will be taken to the MS Office lost and found or to the