The Code of Conduct
Your good behavior and your respect for the feelings of others will insure your having the best possible school and learning environment for a successful year. The full text of Emerson’s Code of conduct (including rationale, Ed. Code 48900, standardized dress, and due process policy) is available upon request in the office. The code of conduct is in effect:
- While on school grounds.
- While going to or coming from school.
- During the lunch period whether on or off campus.
- During, while going to, or coming from a school activity.
Students are required to carry a signed agenda planner hall pass when out of the classroom during the time classes are in session. Visits to the school office require a pass written by the teacher or a summons from office staff. During lunch, students need a pass to access the classroom, library, hallways or office.
Students are expected to move to and from classes in an orderly manner. Horseplay, (running, hitting, pushing games) loitering, and loud conversations are prohibited. NO EATING AND/OR DRINKING IS ALLOWED IN THE HALLWAYS AT ANY TIME.
Students are to be seated in the lunch area and wait for a proctor to release them to the purchase areas. Students who are not purchasing a hot lunch or snacks are not permitted in the lines. Students are expected to dispose of their trash in the trash cans and leave the cafeteria area clean. Students who litter will be assigned trash pick up duty/campus beautification. Food items are not to be thrown. Throwing food items will result in a suspension. Students are to remain in the cafeteria and designated quad areas during lunch and not enter the building or wander the campus.
Reminder to all students that possession of permanent markers a.k.a. sharpies is not allowed on campus at any time. Emerson prohibits the writing of graffiti on any items including notebooks, books, backpacks, binders, clothing, homework, or any other object that is brought to school, including yourself. Vandalism and graffiti is a punishable offense, and will result in suspension, financial reimbursement, and in some cases recommendation for expulsion. Students marking on or damaging school equipment or property in any way will be required to replace the item. Parents and students are responsible for damage to school property or materials loaned to the students. The Pomona Police Department mandates a police report and a $10,000 fine for parents and/or guardians of students involved in vandalism and/or graffiti incidents.
Campus Hours/Leaving Campus
Unless waiting for a ride or under the supervision of a staff person, students are expected to be out of the building by 3:30 p.m. and to clear the campus by 4:00 p.m. Students waiting for rides after 3:30 p.m. must do so in front of the school. Students are not to leave the campus while waiting! Students who arrive on campus and/or leave and return will be subject to disciplinary action. Students may arrive on campus anytime after 7:00 a.m. and wait in designated areas. Once on campus in the morning, students are not to leave. It is expected that students will be picked up from campus and not wait for rides in the local business areas. The school campus is the safest location for students to gather before and after school.