Code of Conduct

  • Note: Under our 1:1 teaching and learning vision, the chromebook issued to each student is an extremely important instructional tool and resource. As such, it is imperative that students are vigilant in bringing their fully charged chromebooks to class every day. Failure to do so will result in an unnecessary disruption of the instructional process and could lead to a student falling behind in their academic work. Due to the instructional importance attached to this device, students who neglect to bring their chromebooks to class on a daily basis will be subject to the progressive disciplinary consequences outlined below. In addition, the following Code of Conduct does not address every potential form of inappropriate behavior.  Those not cited in this document will be handled on a case-by-case basis.  This is a tool to provide families with information.

    • Offense: Downloading unapproved apps/extensions/programs that are on the Sparta School District Apps and Extension List without first receiving permission to do so
      • First Offense:  Administrative Warning
      • Second Offense:  Office Detention
      • Third/Subsequent Offenses:  Saturday/After School Detention
    • Offense: Leaving Chromebook unattended
      • First Offense:  Administrative Warning
      • Second Offense:  Office Detention
      • Third/Subsequent Offenses:  Saturday/After School Detention
    • Offense: Deleting School installed settings on the Chromebook
      • First Offense:  Office Detention
      • Second Offense: Saturday/After School Detention
      • Third/Subsequent Offenses:  Multiple Saturday/After School Detention or ISS
    • Offense: Lack of care for Chromebook and accessories
      • First Offense:  Administrative Warning
      • Second Offense:  Office Detention
      • Third/Subsequent Offenses:  Saturday/After School Detention
    • Offense: Intentionally causing damage to another student’s device
      • First Offense:  Saturday/After School Detention and Pay for Damages (insurance will not cover this)
      • Second Offense:  ISS
      • Third/Subsequent Offenses: ISS and  Loss of 24/7 Chromebook privileges
    • Offense: Intentionally disrupting a student from working on their device
      • First Offense:  Administrative Warning
      • Second Offense:  Office Detention
      • Third/Subsequent Offenses:  Saturday/After School Detention
    • Offense: Resetting the Chromebook to factory settings
      • First Offense:  Office Detention
      • Second Offense: Saturday/After School Detention
      • Third/Subsequent Offenses:  Multiple Saturday/After School Detention or ISS
    • Offense: Placing the Chromebook in developer mode without teacher/administration consent
      • First Offense:  Office Detention
      • Second Offense: Saturday/After School Detention
      • Third/Subsequent Offenses:  Multiple Saturday/After School Detention or ISS
    • Offense: Adjusting setting on someone else’s device
      • First Offense:  Office Detention
      • Second Offense: Saturday/After School Detention
      • Third/Subsequent Offenses:  Multiple Saturday/After School Detention or ISS
    • Offense: Adding a personal credit card to a Google Account (Google Wallet) to purchase music/unapproved apps
      • First Offense:  Administrative Warning
      • Second Offense:  Office Detention
      • Third/Subsequent Offenses:  Saturday/After School Detention
    • Offense: Illegal installation or transmission of copyrighted materials
      • First Offense:  Loss of Credit
      • Second Offense:  Saturday/After School Detention (Loss of Credit)
      • Third/Subsequent Offenses:  ISS (Loss of Credit)
    • Offense: Accessing materials that are obscene, offensive, and/or inappropriate
      • First Offense:  Office Detention (police contact as appropriate)
      • Second Offense: Saturday/After School Detention (police contact as appropriate)
      • Third/Subsequent Offenses:  Multiple Saturday/After School Detention or ISS and loss of 24/7 Chromebook privileges (police contact as appropriate)
    • Offense: Transmitting materials that are obscene, offensive, and/or inappropriate
      • First Offense:  Office Detention (police contact)
      • Second Offense: Saturday/After School Detention (police contact)
      • Third/Subsequent Offenses:  Multiple Saturday/After School Detention or ISS and loss of 24/7 Chromebook privileges (police contact)
    • Offense: Knowingly placing a virus on a computer network
      • First Offense: Saturday/After School Detention - loss of 24/7 Chromebook Privileges
      • Second Offense:  ISS
      • Third/Subsequent Offenses:  ISS/OSS
    • Offense: Participation in cyber-bullying in any manner - will be identified as an HIB offense
      • First Offense:  Saturday/After School Detention (police contact)
      • Second Offense:  1-2 OSS (police contact)
      • Third/Subsequent Offenses:  3-10 OSS (police contact)
    • Offense: Using objectionable language in public or private messages (in example: in G-Hangouts, G-Chat, etc.): racist, terroristic, abusive, sexually explicit, threatening, stalking, demeaning, or slanderous
      • Any Offense will be dealt through administrative discretion and police cooperation according to level of offense
    • Offense: Unpreparedness for class (leaving Chromebook home/not having a fully charged device)
      • First Offense:  Administrative Warning
      • Second Offense:  Office Detention
      • Third/Subsequent Offenses:  Saturday/After School Detention
    • Offense: Senior and Eighth Grade end of year consequence
      • Students will not walk in graduation ceremony (12th Grade) or promotion ceremony (8th grade)
      • Students will be fiscally responsible for the device