MVHSA Code of Conduct
COMMITMENT TO A BULLY-FREE SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT
Mountain Vista Home School Academy is committed to protecting students and staff from discrimination, bullying and harassing behaviors. Bullying is verbal or physical behavior that is intentional and targeted towards an individual or group. Bullying is ongoing and not an isolated incident. Bullying, hazing, intimidation, and harassment of any kind will not be tolerated at MVHSA, regardless of whether they occur verbally, on social media, off or school property or after school hours. Any student committing an act of harassment or bullying is subject to disciplinary action. Students should report bullying behavior immediately to a school staff member, the school principal, or call Safe2Tell at 1-877-542-SAFE.
This code of conduct was developed to help students, parents/guardians and school personnel understand the guidelines for maintaining a safe learning and working environment. It is intended to provide guidance for all students in grades K-12.
District policies make it clear that behavior which takes place off of school grounds may properly be the subject of suspension or expulsion where the behavior is detrimental to the safety and welfare of other students or school personnel. Not all off-campus behavior will have adverse effects at school, but behavior which does, subjects a student to potential discipline, including suspension and expulsion. Furthermore, students who are disciplined for infractions according to the provision of this Code may also be subject to additional consequences by law enforcement for acts that violate local, state and federal law.
STUDENTS HAVE THE RIGHT TO A SAFE AND POSITIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FREE OF CRIME, VIOLENCE, INTIMIDATION, BULLYING AND HARRASSMENT.
EACH STUDENT ATTENDING MOUNTAIN VISTA HOME SCHOOL ACADEMY IS EXPECTED TO OBEY SCHOOL RULES:
While on school grounds and in the school buildings; on district grounds or in district buildings; in school or district vehicles; during school sponsored activities, field trips and sporting events.
GENERAL RULES OF CONDUCT
Students shall accept responsibility for their own behavior; develop and use problem-solving skills to resolve conflicts; follow established school and classroom rules; refrain from interfering with learning and teaching; maintain appropriate dress and hygiene; respect others and treat them with kindness; respect the rights and property of others; refrain from harming themselves or others; not use threats or intimidation against others; not engage in unlawful activities.
Participation in Extracurricular and School Sponsored Activities
School sponsored events and extracurricular activities are a privilege and those students who participate in these must follow all applicable laws and school-based behavior guidelines. Denial or forfeiture of extracurricular activities and participation in school sponsored events may be a consequence for inappropriate behavior. Any student who commits a discipline infraction may lose the right to participate in school sponsored events or extracurricular activities for up to one year. Furthermore, any student who is suspended or expelled from school will forfeit their right to participate throughout the suspension or expulsion period.
Personal Electronics in School
Students are expected to know and understand the acceptable uses of electronic devises at school, during academic time and during school-sponsored events. Students are prohibited from using devices, to include cell phones, during the school day. Students are permitted to use a cell phone after school only. If a student needs to contact a parent during the school day, they can come to the front office and use the school land line. If a parent needs to contact a student, please call the school at 719-579-2160. Students are not allowed at any time while on school property to have free use of their cell phones. Students demonstrating inappropriate uses of electronic devices are subject to disciplinary action, as well as confiscation of any device that is deemed disruptive to the school environment. Furthermore, students may not employ the photographic, video, or audio recording or reproduction of any student or staff person without their prior consent. This applies at all times while on school property or at school-sponsored events.