General Rules and Expectations

General Rules and Expectations for Students


  1. Students will demonstrate responsibility and self-discipline.

  2. Students will respect each other.

  3. Students will have the opportunity to learn without interference from others.

  4. Students will be courteous and demonstrate good manners.


  1. Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself.

  2. Fighting, bad language and displaying disrespect are not permitted.

  3. Guns, knives, chains of any type, other weapons, matches/lighters are not permitted.

  4. Hats will not be worn in the building or on the bus unless a designated school event has been scheduled.

  5. Running and pushing are not permitted in the building.

  6. Gum, candy and tobacco products are not permitted.

  7. Toys, cellular phones and gaming devices are not permitted unless covered by the BYOD policy.  See BYOD policy. This includes toys and keys chains hanging from book bags. 

    Students are not allowed to bring toys from home.  This includes cards, figurines, balls, etc.  Coach Brackett should provide all recess equipment to children. Also, children should not bring perfume/aftershave, cough drops, etc.  Anything that could be consumed is prohibited. Teachers will notify parents in writing if students should items for show and tell or special days.

  8. Hands and feet are to be kept off the walls.

  9. Brightly colored artificial hair color that disrupts the learning environment is highly discouraged.

  10. Shoes with wheels are not allowed on school campus.  We discourage students from wearing flip-flops and open-toed shoes/sandals because they are not safe on the playground and they are unacceptable for gym.

  11. Any item brought to school should be related to educational content being covered in the classroom.


  1. When going outside, walk from the building as a class.

  2. Stay on the sidewalks, avoiding the grassy areas and mulch.

  3. Keep hands and feet to yourself.

  4. Leave the gravel and rocks on the playground area.

  5. Avoid puddles and muddy areas.

  6. Use all equipment and take turns.

Gangs and Gang Related Activity

Buncombe County Schools defines a “gang” as any ongoing alliance or association of three or more individuals, formal or informal, having as one of its primary activities the commission of criminal acts or purposeful violation of school policy.  Inherent to the gang’s structure is a common set of identifying traits including names, signs, colors and symbols.

The following conduct or activity is prohibited and subject to consequences ranging from an initial warning accompanied by parental contact to assigned periods of short-term suspension to administrative recommendation for long-term suspension:

  1. Displaying, possessing or distributing any clothing, jewelry, emblem, visible body marking or literature that communicates or symbolizes affiliation with a gang.

  2. Communicating gang affiliation through either verbal or nonverbal methods including but not limited to, hand gestures, drawing and electronic texting.

  3. Tagging school or personal property with gang related symbols

  4. Harassment, intimidation or solicitation directed toward a student or staff member relative to gang activity.


When problems occur, students will be dealt with fairly and firmly and parents will be notified, as necessary. When parents are notified, they will know that several attempts were made to correct the behavior and that their support and assistance is needed. When students are referred to the administration for a policy violation, parents will receive a discipline form stating the offense and will be asked to sign and return the form.

For more information on discipline procedures, please refer to the Buncombe County Board Policies found on the BCS website:

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