Every student will adhere to conduct that reflects the philosophy and spirit of Cardinal Mooney Catholic. They will be considerate of the rights of others in all interactions. This requires courtesy in all personal relationships, promptness in fulfilling obligations, concern for the environment and many other factors that the students’ sense of appropriateness will indicate to them.
Respect for one’s self and for all other members of the CMC family is most important. Students need to be committed to Christian values in all that they do, whether in or out of school. Therefore, the code of conduct should be observed at all times.
The conduct grades used on report cards:
- Generally Polite
- Rude/ Disruptive
- Unacceptable Behavior
Good behavior is essential to learning. Students who choose not to follow the rules of respect will have their conduct grade lowered by one number (1 to a 2, etc.) for every three of the following infractions (per class, per teacher, per quarter):
- Excessive talking and/or displaying disrespect
- Misusing a pass from class
- Disrupting other classes
- Going to one’s locker to retrieve items
- Disruptive behavior
- Chewing gum
- Coming to class out of dress code
- Bringing food or drink to class
- Not having necessary materials needed for class
A student can improve his/ her conduct grade after exhibiting exemplary behavior for a period of two weeks. For a student to be eligible for the honor roll, he/ she must attain a 1 or 2 in every class. Failure to comply with the rules of the school will subject the student to detentions, restriction of privileges, suspension, or in more serious cases, expulsion.
The teacher is the disciplinarian in the classroom and will take action to correct student behavior that interferes with learning.
- Teasing, name calling, spreading rumors
- Poking, rude gestures
- Public display of affection
- Inappropriate language
- Possession of energy drinks, lighters and illegal items
- 1st Offense: Warning
- 2nd Offense: Detention; Administration calls home followed by a formal letter
- 3rd Offense: Two detentions; Administration calls home and meets with parents
- Inappropriate contact such as hitting, pushing, shoving, grabbing, slapping, punching, kicking or fighting
- Intimidation of any type
- Bullying of any type includes intentional written, electronic, verbal or physical act or actions against another person and will have the effect of:
- Placing a person in reasonable fear of substantial harm to his/her emotional or physical well-being or substantial damage to his/her property.
- Creating a hostile, threatening, humiliating or abusive educational environment due to a power differential between the bully and the target; or
- Interfering with a student having a safe school environment that is necessary to facilitate educational performance, opportunities or benefits; or
- Perpetuating bullying or inciting, soliciting or coercing an individual or group to demean, dehumanize, embarrass or cause emotional, psychological or physical harm to another person.
- Cyber bullying… sending or posting harmful or cruel text or images using the Internet or other digital communication devices. This includes:
- Sending cruel, vicious or threatening messages
- Creating sites that have stories, cartoons, pictures and jokes ridiculing others or asking students to rate them
- Breaking into an e-mail account and sending vicious or embarrassing material to others
- Engaging someone in instant messaging, tricking that person into revealing sensitive personal information and forwarding that information to others
- Taking a picture of a person using a digital phone camera and posting/sending that picture to others
- Teasing based on race, religion, gender or handicap
- Profane or obscene language/actions
- 1st Offense: Detention; Administration calls home followed by a formal letter
- 2nd Offense: In school suspension; Administration calls home followed by a formal letter
- 3rd Offense: Out of school suspension; Administration calls home and meets with parents
- Harassment of any type either in the form of conduct, electronic communication, or verbal/non-verbal communication. Sexual harassment refers to sexually inappropriate behavior that is not welcome, personally offense to someone and fails to respect the rights of others, and includes conduct or communication that has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with another student’s education, or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational environment.
- Insubordination/disrespect to faculty and staff
- Extortion, forgery
- Vandalism or theft…any student who destroys another’s property will be obligated to pay the full amount of repairs and labor or the cost of replacement
- Carrying, possessing, concealing, offering or giving to another illegal substances/weapons or other items such as, but not limited to, questionable books and pictures, knives, guns, cigarettes, alcohol, drugs, etc. on school premises or in the vicinity or the school. This also includes time spent on service trips, field trips, etc.
- Threats or retaliation in any form (written, verbal, etc.)
The school administration, in accordance with state laws, will determine the appropriate disciplinary measures to be taken concerning all instances of severe inappropriate behavior. Immediate actions could include: removal of the student from class, activity, or event; suspension & parents contacted
NOTE: The administration of Cardinal Mooney Catholic reserves the right to discipline its students for conduct inside or outside school that is not in accordance with the behavioral expectations of its students during the course of the school day.