Magee Middle School
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Planned Absences Form

Student Rights and Responsibilities



Tardies - Students are expected to arrive to school and to each class on time.

Assault - A person commits assault by intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causing physical injury to another person; knowingly touching another person with the intent to injure, insult or provoke such person., or by threatening to use a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument or a simulated deadly weapon. (see A.R.S. §13-1203)

Bullying - Bullying is the repeated intimidation of students by the real or threatened infliction of physical, verbal, written, electronically transmitted, or emotional abuse, or through attacks on the property of another. It may include, but not be limited to actions such as verbal taunts, name-calling and put-downs, including ethnically based or sex or gender-based verbal put-downs, and extortion of money or possessions. Bullying can be physical in form (e.g., pushing, hitting, kicking, spitting, stealing); verbal (e.g., making threats, taunting, teasing, name-calling); non-verbal (e.g., text messages, email, social networking); or psychological (e.g., social exclusion, spreading rumors, manipulating social relationships).

Defiance of Disrespect Toward Authority and Non-Compliance - Student engages in refusal to follow directions, talks back, or delivers socially rude interactions.

Disorderly Conduct - A person commits disorderly conduct if, with intent to disturb the peace or quiet of a neighborhood, family or person, or with knowledge of doing so, such person: 1) Engages in violent or seriously disruptive behavior. 2) Uses abusive or offensive language or gestures to any person present in a manner likely to provoke immediate physical retaliation by such person. 3) Makes any protracted commotion, utterance or display with the intent to prevent the transaction of the business of a lawful meeting, gathering or procession, and 4) Refuses to obey a lawful order to disperse issued to maintain public safety. (see A.R.S. §13-2904)

Disruption - Student engages in behavior causing an interruption in a class or activity. Disruption includes sustained loud talk, yelling, or screaming; noise with materials; horseplay or roughhousing; or sustained out-of-seat behavior.

Endangerment - A person commits endangerment by endangering themselves or another person with a substantial risk of imminent death or physical injury. (see A.R.S. § 13-1201)

Fighting - Mutual participation in an incident involving physical violence; does not include verbal confrontation alone.

Minor Aggressive Act - Student engages in non-serious but inappropriate physical contact.

Public Displays of Affection - Inappropriate displays of affection (i.e. kissing)

Recklessness - Unintentional, careless behavior that may pose a safety or health risk for yourself or for others.

Threat or Intimidation - When a person indicates, by words or conduct, the intent to cause physical injury or serious damage to a person or their property, or intentionally places another person in reasonable apprehension of imminent physical injury. This may include threats or intimidation that occurs online or through a telecommunication device. (see A.R.S. § 13-1202).

Dress Code

The general guide to acceptable school dress is neatness, cleanliness and appropriateness. While the school cannot and does not dictate styles, it is expected that students will abide by the following rules demonstrating appropriateness in dress as though this were their daily place of business.

Shoes are required to be worn in school.

Hats and sunglasses may be worn outside in the sun for an extended period of time for protection from the sun.

No bandanas may be worn.

Dark glasses may not be worn inside buildings unless a documented health problem exists.

No gang related apparel or items are allowed.

Students may not wear clothing or accessories in school buildings or on school grounds that are:

Hazardous, damaging, or presenting danger to school property or persons including but not limited to: extended belts (belts should fit proper length), choke chains, dog collars, wallet chains or any type of spiked apparel or jewelry;

Depicting and/or promoting and/or endorsing illegal or violent activities, illegal drugs, tobacco, or alcohol;

Vulgar, obscene, indecent, libelous, or degrading of others on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origing, sex, gender, sexual orientation, or disability; and/or

Distracting so as to interfere witht he teaching or learning process such as extremely revealing garments including but not limited to short shorts, short skirts, short dresses (must cover buttocks while standing and sitting), tube tops, net tops, swimsuits, strapless tops, spaghetti strap tops, halter tops, muscle shirts, basketball shirts without an accompanying T-shirt, no tights or leggings to be worn as pants, garments with plunging necklines, transparent and see-through garments, midsections must be covered and undergarments shall be completely covered with outer clothing.

Students who violate TUSD's dress standards may be asked to do any of the following depending upon the specific circumstances:

Turn inappropriate clothing inside out.

Change into clothing that may be provided by the school.

Change into other clothing which has been brought to school.

Remove the clothing or other

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