Student Conduct

    It shall be the responsibility of each student to pursue his/her course of study, and comply with the rules of Ridgeline Middle School. The rules, regulations and due process procedures of Ridgeline Middle School are designed to protect all members of the educational community.

    Pursuant to chapter 180-40 of the Washington Administrative Code, the following rules governing the conduct of all students enrolled at RMS, including special programs, have been adopted. All students who attend RMS shall comply with these rules and regulations as well as the Yelm Community Schools District “Policy Defining Student Rights and Student Disciplinary Sanctions” (copies are available in the district office), and shall submit to the reasonable directions of school employees. Refusal to comply with such directions of school authorities shall constitute cause for discipline, suspension, or expulsion. Such rules apply both on and off school grounds:

    a)  Before, during, or after school hours.

    b)  At any other time when the school is being used by a school group.

    c)  At a school activity, function or event, including while students are participating in or representing the school in school sponsored events.

    d) When the prohibited behavior is consequence of, or directly related to, causes or events, which occurred or originated on school grounds.

    e)  When the student is en route between home and school, including bus stops.

    Students are expected to comply with all classroom behavior expectations set forth by their teachers and guest teachers (substitutes).

    All students begin the school year with full privileges. Upon receiving discipline referrals, the student may lose privileges and access to extracurricular opportunities. Students who lose access to privileges may have the opportunity to earn back privileges by observing all school rules, participating in a restorative process or mediation, and receiving no discipline referrals for at least 10 days.

    • Bus discipline
    • Discipline referrals
    • Suspensions, including ISS
    • Weapons/alcohol/tobacco/drugs/paraphernalia 

    STORMY Bucks are distributed by the staff to acknowledge and encourage positive behavior by students when students demonstrate elements of the STORM Covenant and the 8 essential character traits.

    A student who willfully performs any act, which interferes with or is detrimental to the orderly operations of a school, a school sponsored activity or any other aspect of the educational process within the district shall be subject to discipline, suspension, or expulsion. Such acts shall include, but not be limited to, those listed below:

    Disruptive conduct, dangerous behavior, disobedience of reasonable instructions of school authorities, refusal to identify oneself, truancy or unauthorized absence from class, cheating, immoral conduct, vulgarity or profanity, use of tobacco products, use or possession of alcoholic beverages, drugs, or narcotics not prescribed by a physician, destruction or defacing of school property, possession of fireworks, extortion or harassment or use of any dangerous weapons or object, and the commission of any criminal act as defined by law. In addition, law enforcement officers will be called whenever it is deemed appropriate by school authorities. Students will be held accountable for actions towards students/staff on or off campus as long as the student is under the direction of the school.