A suspension is denial of the student’s right to attend classes for a specific, short period of time. The authority to suspend is reserved for the Headmaster.
However, a teacher may suspend a student up to one day (Snap Suspension) for continual classroom misconduct which interferes with the learning environment for the rest of the class.
The student will be expected to make up all class work and tests missed.
Examples of major misconduct that WILL warrant suspension include but are not limited to
Threats of any type-Physical assault
Physical Contact (pushing, shoving, pulling, hitting, kicking, etc.)
Disrespect/ Insubordination toward school personnel
Under the influence of any type of alcohol or drugs
An Expulsion is permanant removal from school.
Examples of major misconduct that WILL warrant expulsion from school permanently would include but not be limited to
Weapons-Possession of alcohol or drugs or any related paraphernalia
Theft or arson-Malicious types of behaviors that endanger the safety of others.
Continual classroom disruption.
Extreme acts of defiance and/or threats toward teachers/other adults/fellow students (may include law enforcement).
Defacement/destruction/theft of school and/or personal property (may include law enforcement).
Bullying, and/or stealing items from others. Gang involvement, signs, graffiti, paraphernalia, etc.
Possession/smoking of cigarettes (ticket may also be administered by law enforcement).
Sexual harassment and/or harassment, vulgarity. Automobile misuse
Gambling-Possessing, selling, or being under the influence of any alcoholic beverages or illegal substances and /or any alcohol or drug related paraphernalia -Disrespect-Physical Contact (pushing, showing, pulling, hitting, kicking, etc.).
Bomb threats of any type.
Severe disrespect toward any Dinoff School staff.
Possession of any type of explosive materials.
ANY BEHAVIOR THAT HEADMASTER FEELS IS NOT IN ACCORDANCE WITH ACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR FOR A STUDENT OF THE DINOFF SCHOOL.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: ALL DECISIONS BY THE HEADMASTER WITH RESPECT TO EXPULSION ARE FINAL.
The following school year, parents may appeal to the Board for re-admission to the school.