Loss or Destruction of Property
Parents or legal guardians are responsible to make restitution for District owned property that is damaged or destroyed by students.
For a variety of reasons, mainly the disturbance to classes, other students and staff, and damage to or theft of equipment, students should not bring sound equipment or electronic games of any type to school. However, students will be permitted to listen to personal headsets on the bus. Headsets should not be worn during the day. Laser pointers, and beepers or pagers are not permitted in or on school grounds.
The display and/or use of cellular phones is prohibited by students beginning at the time they board the bus or arrive at school until the instructional day is over for all students. Student's cellular phones must be turned off during this period. An exception to using a cellular phone may be granted by the supervising adult (teacher/administrator) in an emergency situation. Misuse of a cellular phone will result in confiscation until a parent comes to pick it up.
Bicycles, Skateboards, Rollerblades and Skates
Students may ride their bicycles to school; however, they must walk their bicycles on school sidewalks. As soon as a student arrives at school, they should park and lock their bicycles in the appropriate area. The school is not responsible for stolen or damaged bicycles. Skateboards, roller skates, sneaker skates, and rollerblades are to be stored in a student's locker or other approved area once the student enters Auburn High School.
Smoking is not permitted in the high school or on the grounds surrounding the high school. This includes the use or possession of any tobacco product or lighter. Effective January 1, 1990, the New York State Clean Indoor Act prohibits smoking in most public places. Students who violate the rules regarding smoking will be disciplined. Discipline may include suspension out-of-school and confiscation of tobacco products, matches or lighter. Possession of tobacco products will be considered use of these products.
Food and Drink
Because of a concern for student safety no glass bottles or containers will be allowed in the building.
Subject textbooks are issued to each student at the beginning of the semester without charge. Each book is numbered and a complete record of issued books is maintained. Students are responsible for taking good care of their books and must pay a fee for any book lost or mutilated. Books will be replaced if lost, only if the required fee is paid at the main office. Failure to pay the required fee will result in delay of the report card.
Distribution of Literature
Students may distribute literature on school grounds and in school buildings. However, school authorities may regulate the time, manner, place and duration for such distribution. In addition, school authorities may regulate the content of literature to be distributed on school grounds to the extent necessary to avoid material and substantial interference with normal school procedures. No literature may be distributed on school grounds unless the Principal approves a copy in advance.
Student Web Pages
School-sponsored web pages and web pages created as part of the educational program may be regulated for content similar to the standards that apply to other student publications. Student web pages created for non-school purposes may be regulated by school authorities as to the time, manner, place and duration for distribution. In addition, school authorities may regulate the content of literature to be distributed on school grounds to the extent necessary to avoid material and substantial interference with normal school procedures.
Students who leave school for any reason without permission from nurse, administrator, or guidance counselor will be considered illegally absent from school. This absence cannot be "cleared" later by a parent call or note. Auburn High School operates as a "closed campus" school. Students are responsible for being on site from the start of the school day to the conclusion of the school day, except for Work Release.
Remaining After School
Any student may remain in the building after the 2:20 dismissal time for one of the following reasons:
1. To get extra help from a teacher.
2. To remain for a teacher or an Assistant Principal detention.
3. To work in the library resource center.
4. To wait in an assigned area for an athletic practice to begin.
If a student remains in the building for any other reason than those listed above (s)he will face disciplinary action.
Emergency School Closings
When schools are to be closed because of bad weather or other emergencies, local radio and TV stations will announce this information on their early morning programs. The radio stations to listen to are WAUB, WSYR, WHEN, WSFW. TV stations to listen to are WSTM (Ch. 3), WTVH (Ch. 5), WIXT (Ch. 9).
Lost and Found
When an item is missing or lost, a report should be filed with the student's Assistant Principal as soon as possible describing the circumstances under which the loss occurred. The names of students or staff who may have knowledge of the loss should also be reported. The student should check the lost and found box in the main office each day to see if the lost item has been turned in.
Students seeking a working certificate may obtain an application from Mrs. Smith, in the 3rd floor Assistant Principal's office between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. Her telephone number is, 255-8309. All students between 14 and18 years of age must have a working certificate, if they have a job. However, it is not necessary to have employment in order to obtain a certificate.
All students are urged to obtain their working certificate while school is in session. It is necessary to have a physical examination in order to obtain this certificate, and the school doctor is available one morning a week for physicals. When school is not in session (summer vacation) it will be necessary to make an appointment for the physical exam at the doctor's office.
The applications must include:
1. Parental consent.
2. Social Security number.
3. Proof of physical examination within the present school year. School physical exams are given at announced times throughout the year.
4. Birth Certificate or baptismal record.
Please drop off completed application before homeroom and pick up your certificate at the end of the school day.
Close consideration will be given to all Auburn High School seniors who are registering for early release. This applies to both work release and those students who plan to attend the Cayuga Community College classes at the college. ~We have traditionally granted work releases after the final lunch period. We will continue this practice with the newly implemented master schedule for the 2007-2008 school year. The last bell for lunch ends at 1:31 P.M.
With regards to Cayuga Community College classes taken at the college, counselors will guide students to take evening or weekend classes that do not interfere with the school schedule or late afternoon classes. ~Should a special consideration warrant, the principal may make an exception.
Finally all students must be taking at least four classes per semester at the high school in order to be eligible to participate in any school-sponsored activities. These include, but are not limited to, dances, participation on an athletic team, and extra-curricular clubs.
1. Pupils must leave as soon as released. They cannot wait in halls, bathrooms or the cafeteria. Students who need to use the LRC may do so. The LRC staff will check the early release master list.
2. Pupils must provide their own transportation.
3. The school is not responsible for a student after release.
4. Release may not be possible due to scheduling problems.
5. A student in violation of rules and regulations may be scheduled for a full day and forfeit work release. This includes excessive absences, tardies, discipline referrals, and/or being academically ineligible for co curricular activities due to failure to maintain an overall average of 70 or having grades of "incomplete".
6. A pupil who is failing one or more subjects may be given a full schedule.
7. Counselors will call place of employment to check on continued employment.
8. Employers will receive written notification of the conditions under which a student is granted work release and the right of the School Principal to revoke a student's Working Permit.
Student ID Cards
At the beginning of the school year, each student is provided with a photo ID card valid for the current school year. Students are required to have this card with them during the school day. A student is required to show their current ID card upon request by any staff member. Failure to produce a student ID card when requested will result in disciplinary action. The student ID card is required also for the following activities:
1. Signing out materials from the Library
2. Admission to school dances, and other designated events as determined by administration
3. Signing in to school when tardy
At the discretion of Administration, due to safety concerns, all students may be required to visibly wear their student ID during the school day.
If a student loses, misplaces, or destroys their current ID card they are required to purchase a replacement card at the cost of $5.
If a student wished to be admitted to a school event where an ID card is required and they do not have their ID physically with them, they are required to pay $5 and sign up for a replacement card, in addition to the price of admission, in order to attend the event.