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Behavior Expectations

  • Students are responsible for their own behavior and are expected to follow all campus rules and regulations. These behavior expectations apply on campus and at all school activities, on the way to and from school or school activities, and at lunch and break, whether on or off the campus.

    All students are expected to:

    • Treat all students and staff members with dignity and respect.
    • Report any threats or harassment to a campus supervisor, teacher, counselor, or administrator immediately.
    • Avoid any physical violence and walk away from any situation that may lead to a physical altercation. “Self-defense” is not an acceptable reason for engaging in physical violence.
    • Follow the directions of any Sonora High School employee.
    • Obtain teacher permission and an official hall pass prior to leaving class during the period.
    • Carry a Sonora High School identification card at all times and present it to school personnel upon request. 
    Failure to follow these expectations will result in disciplinary action.
    • Vulgar, obscene, or profane language, writing, or behavior.
    • Throwing of any object, including water, ice, food, or beverages.
    • Possession of a marking pen with a tip greater than 1/16th of an inch.
    • Possession of a laser pointer.
    • Any type of horseplay.
    • Riding bicycles, skateboards or roller blades on campus.
    • All materials or publications, which incite students as to create a clear and present danger.
    • The commission of unlawful acts on school premises, violations of lawful school regulations, violations of federal, state, or local law, or the substantial disruption of the orderly operation of the school.

    ELECTRONIC DEVICES

    Cell phones are not to be ON during class time (they are to be OFF, not simply on silent or vibrate). If a phone is out or it rings during class, the teacher will take the phone from the student and turn it in to the office.

    • First offense - parents will be called and phone will be returned to student
    • Second offense - parents will be called, student will be assigned Saturday School and parent will need to pick-up phone.
    • Third offense - parents and student will need to meet with an administrator.

    CD players and Ipods are allowed in school but cannot be used or be out during class unless approved by the teacher. Consequences are the same as cell phones.

    The school assumes no responsibility for loss, damage, or theft of electronic devices that have been brought to school or confiscated in violation of the above rule.

    CODE OF CONDUCT AT SPORTING EVENTS

    Students’ behavior and conduct at athletic events reflect directly upon their schools. Therefore, administrators, teachers, and coaches will expect appropriate sportsmanship and emphasize things that students and other spectators should, and should not, do at games.

    • Know and demonstrate the fundamentals of sportsmanship. Greet visiting teams, bands, and pep units with friendly applause.
    • Respect the property of the school and the authority of school officials.
    • Show respect for an injured player when he/she is removed from a game.
    • Refrain from applauding mistakes by opponents or penalties called against them. The approach should be positive. Students should encourage their team by cheering for them. They should not “boo” or make disparaging remarks about the other team or officials.
    • Respect the judgment and strategy of the coach and officials and the efforts made by the players.
    • Avoid the use of profane language and refrain from what can generally be called “obnoxious behavior.”
    • Do not criticize players, coaches, or officials after the game. 

    STUDENT TRANSPORTATION

    Bicycles: Bicycles may be ridden to and from school and must be locked in the designated bike rack. 

    Skateboards: Skateboards may be ridden to and from school and must be locked in the designated skateboard rack. 

    DANCES

    Students seeking permission to bring a guest who does not attend Sonora High School to a dance must have completed a dance guest pass request. Guest passes will be required for ALL dances. The age limit is 20. Students can get a guest pass from the front office or Sonora’s Web Site. All students and guests must present a current valid picture ID with date of birth, when buying tickets and upon entering the dance. Students bringing a guest must purchase their tickets at least one day prior to the event.

    I.D. CARDS

    Each student will be issued an I.D. card at orientation in August. Students must carry their I.D. card at all times when on campus or at school events. Students will not be allowed to purchase ASB stickers, yearbooks, parking permits, dance tickets, or to check out books from the library or the textbook room without their I.D. card. Lost or stolen cards may be replaced at break or lunch at the Activities window. New students may also come to the Activities window at break or lunch to have an I.D. card made up. Lost I.D. cards may be replaced for a fee of $5.00

    FINES

    In order for the school to run efficiently, it is important for us to collect fines on a regular basis. If you have any ASB fines, sports fines, or textbook fines you will need to pay these in a timely manner. You can check on whether or not you have fines by inquiring at the textbook room.

    Textbook Lockers: If you have any fines, you will not be allowed to register for a locker.

    School Events: If you have fines, you will not be allowed to purchase tickets for school events, including Homecoming, Winter Formal and Prom.

    Yearbooks: If you have any fines, you will not be allowed to pick up your yearbook until your fines have been paid.