Violent Behavior and Dangerous Weapons
Violent behavior and/or the threat of violence by a student using a weapon or dangerous
object is a serious violation of community values and school rules and cannot be tolerated.
The carrying of offensive or dangerous weapons or toy weapons to the ASB campus or while
participating in any ASB-sponsored activity is prohibited.
The student will be subject to serious disciplinary measures up to and including expulsion.
Consequences for Infractions
Some of the infractions above come with specific consequences based on Board policy.
In general, students and their families should understand that if they are not
responsibly following the Middle School guidelines outlined above, they may face the
Depending on the nature and the gravity of the choice and the age of the student, any or all
of the following may result:
Warning: To the student (including where appropriate, the consequences of a second or
• Lunch or after school suspension.
• A Values Learning Process (outlined below.)
• Letter to the student’s parent(s) or legal guardian(s).
• Counseling of the student involved.
• Parent/student/administrator conference.
• Disciplinary Probation (outlined below).
Suspension: Disregarding rules and regulations in this handbook may result in suspension.
Suspension may be in or out of school. The student is responsible, during the period
of suspension, for obtaining and completing the assignments given during the period
of absence from class. Suspension may be accompanied by any of the aforementioned
consequences (e.g. Disciplinary Probation/Values Learning Process)
Expulsion: In cases where the violation is of sufficient magnitude and/or if the offense takes
place in the context of a history of violations of other school policies and rules, the Head of
School may expel the student.
Decisions regarding probation and suspension are made by the Principal. Appeals against
such decisions may be made to the Head of School. Decisions regarding expulsion are made
by the Head of School in accordance with Board policy.
Values Learning Review Process
When a student commits a serious infraction of our community developed core values,
a number of actions are possible. These actions will be implemented at the Principal’s
discretions. The list below represents a number of possible actions:
• Parents are contacted to come to school to meet with the principal and pick up the student
(this meeting will involve the advisor).
• The student could be placed on in-school or at-home suspension.