POSITIVE BEHAVIOR EXPECTATIONS OF RHHS STUDENTS
HAWK PRIDE: River Hill High School is a community of learners who take PRIDE in being a part of our school. We are committed to being ready to learn as we strive to be better and better every day in every way.
One of the major objectives of formal education is to teach citizenship and responsibility for one’s actions. We believe this focus is a core value in today’s society. It is our expectation that students at RHHS will recognize the appropriate conduct for a given situation and conduct themselves accordingly. At RHHS students are expected to:
Students are always expected to conduct themselves in a positive and mature manner in the classroom, in the halls, on the grounds, and at all school-sponsored functions. We all represent our school, family and community and we want to establish an excellent reputation for RHHS. Students will follow the HCPSS Student Code of Conduct.
Bus transportation is provided for many students attending RHHS. While riding the bus, students are expected to obey all school policies and act in a mature and appropriate manner. Students who violate these expectations or do not exhibit proper conduct on the bus may lose bus riding privileges, temporarily or permanently. Students who wish to ride a bus home with a friend may do so only in emergency situations and only with notes from both sets of parents to be presented to an administrator prior to lunchtime. Phone calls will be made home verifying the request. Only then will final approval for riding another bus be granted.
A bus video surveillance system may be in operation to help monitor student behavior on HCPSS buses. Bus safety is a top priority and bus drivers may not be able to watch the road and closely monitor students at the same time. The surveillance system can be helpful in monitoring student behavior and permit the bus driver to concentrate on safe driving.
Bus evacuations will take place twice a year for all students. Students should take directions from the bus driver when exiting and reentering the bus during evacuations.
Student Dress Code Standards
The Howard County Public School System along with parents/ guardians and community are responsible for encouraging all students to develop habits of proper dress and grooming. HCPSS Policy 9210 provides guidelines. These standards are based on respect for one another and the need to establish a safe, orderly, caring, challenging, and business-like learning environment.
It shall be a violation of the Howard County Board of Education Policy 9210 for any student to wear attire that interferes with the educational mission of schools is: disruptive to the school environment, provocative, or that could endanger the health or safety of that student or others during school hours and school activities. This includes, but is not limited to, attire that:
If an Administrator determines that a student is in violation of the dress code policy, the student will be allowed to remove the attire and change into appropriate attire. If the student fails to comply, the parent/guardian will be contacted and appropriate disciplinary action may be taken.
Please note that under Policy # 9210-R, II.C, attire worn for medical reasons or as an expression of a student’s religious practices shall be given special consideration.
Student Safety Precautions
HCPSS and RHHS are legally responsible for the safety and care of their students while on school grounds during the school day as well as during school functions. The following guidelines help RHHS provide a safe and orderly climate for learning:
Items such as laser pointers, skateboards, rollerblades, roller skates, scooters, squirt guns, and snowballs are not allowed on campus at any time. Skateboards, skates, and squirt guns that are brought to school will be confiscated for the remainder of the school year.