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Ridge Spring – Monetta High
Student Code of Conduct & Dress Code
In addition to the Code of Student Conduct established by the Aiken County Public School Board, staff and students are expected to exercise the highest standard of respect, manners and courtesy, sportsmanship, and self discipline, all of which minimize the need for external rules and controls. The following are expectations of students while under the jurisdiction of RS-M High:
1. Punctuality to school and classes.
2. Eating and drinking is permitted only in the cafeteria unless otherwise approved by the administration.
3. Radio, tape decks, walkmans, CDs or any recording/playing/signaling devices are not
allowed to be played on school buses or during school hours. These items shall be confiscated and returned at
the appropriate time to parent/guardians.
4. Beepers, portable electronic signaling devices, cameras, cell phones, and laser pointers may not be worn, used, or visible during the school day.
5. Students must have agenda passes when they leave classes in session.
6. Students must wear school ID badges and they must be worn at all times.
7. Students should dress appropriately and adhere to the following dress code:
A. No headwear or sunglasses (unless prescribed
by a physician) may be worn in the building
unless permitted by administration
B. Appropriate footwear must be worn at all times. No bedroom slippers.
C. Clothing with advertisements regarding any activity, language, or product forbidden by the Code of Student Conduct, may not be worn at school or any school-sponsored activity.
D. Tank shirts, see-through clothing, and clothing which exposes parts of the torso are not permitted. (No sagging pants!) Blouses/tops must have 3-inch straps and cover up the armpits.
E. All garments must be no shorter than three (3) inches above the top of the kneecap.
F. Students should develop habits of dress which will prepare them for future contacts with the academic and business world.
G. Clothing considered disruptive to the instructional program may not be worn at school. Administration reserves the authority to determine what is inappropriate.
8. Students may not loiter in the following areas:
A. Parking areas during any time from the time they arrive at school until they are officially dismissed from school.
B. Unsupervised and/or unassigned areas.
C. Faculty restrooms or lounges.
9. Students are expected to assist in maintaining a clean school by discarding litter into appropriate receptacles, by cleaning their eating areas in the lunchroom and/or
picnic area, and by depositing trays and utensils in the proper receptacles.
10. Students should behave appropriately and respectfully in class and during assembly programs. Failure to do so will result in punishment.
11. Students should be responsible for materials and/or funds for which they are accountable during an approved school-sponsored fundraising activity.
12. Standards of behavior which are not addressed in the Code of Student Conduct or the list above, may be addressed by school personnel as situations warrant. Where possible, advance notice will be given.
13. Teachers may make specific rules for their classes and/or rooms. Among the more common class rules which students would be expected to follow are the following:
A. Be prepared with all needed materials for class.
B. Be on time for class.
C. Show respect for all other persons in your class.
D. Do not eat in class unless approved by administration.
E. Help keep the classroom clean by discarding litter into the trash can.
F. Use any equipment, furniture, and supplies appropriately and safely.