DMD School Rules
The infractions described below will be subject to DMD disciplinary actions, including: lunch detention, after-school detention, suspension, and/or expulsion. The consequence will be based on the severity and/or frequency of the infraction.
Leaving Campus without PermissionThe Board of Education adopted a closed campus policy for all high schools in 1995. Students may not leave campus during any part of the school day without permission from the Attendance Office and a blue slip, with the exception of participating in education programs on other campuses. Leaving campus without permission or a blue slip will be classified as truancy. (See truancy policy for consequences.)
Loitering on School GroundsThe law requires everyone who visits any campus to get permission from an administrator. Students should be aware that if they are on any site other than their own school of enrollment without approval of that site’s administration, they can be classified as loiterers and arrested for school trespassing.
Loitering on Private PropertyIn order to maintain cordial relationships with our neighbors and to provide for the safety and security of our student body, students are asked to proceed directly to campus and not to loiter on private property that is adjacent to the school. Students who trespass on private property may be subject to arrest.
Misbehavior Going To and Coming From SchoolStudents may be subject to disciplinary action as well as criminal investigation by the School Police Officer for any form of misbehavior in the process of going to and coming from school.
Public Displays of AffectionExcessive displays of affection, such as kissing and body touching, are inappropriate on campus and at school-related activities. The School of Digital Media and Design has a hand-holding only policy. Students engaged in excessive displays of affection will be referred to administration for appropriate disciplinary action.
Personal Grooming in the ClassroomNo grooming products are to be used inside the classroom, nor are they to be visible to teachers or other students. (Examples: lotions, perfume/cologne, make-up, brushes, picks, etc.)
Bathroom/ Hall PassesStudents will be issued a limited number of bathroom passes per term (9 weeks) in each class. Students who exceed their bathroom pass limit may be subject to disciplinary action at the discretion of the classroom teacher.
Electronic DevicesAll electronic devices (cell phones, MP3 players, iPods, pocket video games, beepers, headphones, etc.) must be turned off and stored out of visibility of the teacher and other students inside the classroom. Any electronic device used in the classroom without the teacher's permission will be confiscated, sent to the DMD Office, and returned only after a conference with the parent/guardian.
Food/Drink/Gum in the Classroom and School Buildings
Students are prohibited from eating in the classroom and school buildings not designated as eating areas. Only water (in clear plastic bottles) may be consumed in the classroom. Gum is not allowed in the classroom.