- Academic Information
- Appropriate Behavior/Affection
- Behavior Expectations
- Bikes, Skateboards, Scooters, etc.
- Cell Phones
- Closed Campus
- Clubs and Activities
- Laptop Use/Computer Use
- Dress Code
- Fines and Fees
- Food & Drink
- Health Room
- Lost and Found
- Lunch Program
- NSF Check Policy
- Pride Time
- Reclycling and Litter Control
- Redmond After Hours Program
- Restricted Areas
- School Hours
- Seeing or Hearing About Something Dangerous
- School Sports/Intramurals
- Student Government
There are basically four types of assemblies: Spirit, entertainment, awards/recognition, and information. Students’ conduct at each of these assemblies is somewhat different, and the key is to fit actions to the type of the assembly that is being presented. Each student is responsible for appropriate behavior to fit the occasion and plays an important role in making our assemblies an enjoyable experience for everyone. Whistling, booing or yelling is not acceptable. Students may be removed if their behavior is inappropriate, and will not be allowed to attend the next assembly.
In our Rose Hill Middle School Community, there are about 1100 people who must get along and work together so that all students are successful. This means that we need some rules and guidelines about behaviors that are OK and NOT OK. Our rules and guidelines are put in place to align with RHMS CORE VALUES:
- I HONOR myself, staff, other students and my school through my positive actions.
- I VALUE LEARNING by being responsible, prepared and actively involved.
- I FOLLOW DIRECTIONS to create a safe and fun school environment.
Food purchased in the cafeteria must be consumed in the cafeteria. Students are responsible for clearing their garbage after eating/drinking in the cafeteria. Please help us keep the school clean. During lunches, students must remain in the cafeteria, commons area or outside courtyard. Students are not allowed to be in the hallways, behind the school or in any of the restricted areas outlined in this page.
To ensure privacy and focus on learning in classrooms, cell phone use is not permitted during the school day, including lunch time and passing periods. A phone for student use is located in the Office. Calls from this phone are to be made to parents/guardians for school related issues only. You may use this phone before and after school, during passing periods and at lunch. Cell phone violations will result in confiscation and for multiple offenses, parent pick up.
RHMS is a closed campus, which means you cannot leave the school grounds without parent permission once you have arrived at school (even before first period) or before school dismissal. You may not enter campus grounds when absent or suspended from school. Closed campus also means that student guests/visitors from other schools or communities are not permitted to be on campus during the school day or at extra-curricular school events with the exception of athletic events.
The following clubs and activities may be a part of our program: Yearbook, Washington Teen Institute (W.T.I.), Academic Games, Lego/Robotics Club, National Junior Honor Society, Math Club, Science Club, Recycling Club, Orchestra, Band, Choir and WEB Leaders. Every participant of an activity or club that receives financial support from ASB funds will be required to purchase an ASB card.
Computer use is permitted within individual classrooms or in the library with teacher supervision. Misuse, illegal use and/or hacking of technology, computer equipment and/or software is prohibited. Parent permission is required for Internet access and access to email for students. If parents do not wish their student to use the Internet at school, they need to sign a letter limiting their student’s access to these resources.
In order to facilitate learning for all students, RHMS requires that student dress and appearance follow health and safety standards and not cause disruption to the learning environment. Students who do not follow these guidelines will be asked to change, cover up, or go home, if necessary.
The clothing portions on the figure below represent both the front and back areas of the body which must be covered in all positions (sitting, standing, bending, reaching) while attending school.
- HEAD: No hoods, sunglasses, sweatbands or bandanas are to be worn on campus.
- Upper TORSO: Clothing must cover stomach, back, shoulders, chest and undergarments.
- Lower TORSO: Shorts, skirts and dresses must be longer than mid-thigh. Undergarments must be covered at all times.
- FEET: Footwear must be worn at all times and must be safe for the activity.
- Additional Guidelines: Clothing that promotes drugs, alcohol, tobacco, violence, is sexually suggestive, or displays inappropriate pictures, writing or innuendo is prohibited. Any clothing worn in a manner identified as gang-related is prohibited. Jewelry that may pose a safety hazard is prohibited.
ASB Membership - All student participating in athletics, clubs and/or activities (choir, band, etc.) need to purchase an ASB card.
Class Fees - Students may be charged a class or materials usage fee for personal projects and class equipment. Fines are given for equipment that is broken or damaged due to negligence.
Textbooks and PE Padlocks - All basic texts and padlocks are loaned to you for your use during the school year. Textbooks are to be kept clean and covered at all times. Be sure your name, grade and school are written in your books in case they are misplaced. You will be assessed a fine for abused, misused or lost books and padlocks.
The school provides a health room in the counseling office for emergencies and illness. Students must get permission from their classroom teacher to go to the Health Room. The maximum stay is 15 minutes. If you are too ill to return to class after the 15 minutes, a parent or guardian will be notified to arrange for transportation home. There is no nurse on duty.
The library is open most days from 7:15 AM to 2:45 PM and during lunches on Monday-Friday to read, use netbooks, work on homework or play board games. You may come to the library during class with a pass or at Pride Time to check out books. You will need your student ID card to check out a maximum of 3 books or magazines for 3 weeks at a time. Come see all that we have to offer in your library!
Students scheduled in PE classes will be assigned a locker in the locker room. Do not share your locker combination with anyone. Doing so puts you at risk for having items taken out of your locker and you will be held responsible. If you leave valuables in your locker, you do so at your own risk. Don’t bring them to school unless absolutely necessary. Students are reminded that lockers are school district property and can be searched or individual use terminated at any time.
Lunches may be purchased in the cafeteria. A standard lunch, sandwich bar, and a la carte lunches are available. Students may use cash or funds that have been deposited into student accounts. The bar code on your ID card will be scanned and the correct amount will be deducted from your lunch account. Do NOT share your student ID number with anyone. Federal free or reduced meals are available for those in need of assistance. Forms are located in the Office.
Students must stay in designated areas. The following areas are considered to be out of bounds or restricted from student use: parking lots, except for coming to and leaving from school, all athletic fields, wooded areas on school property, faculty lounges, and all instructional areas without staff supervision. Students found in a restricted area are subject to disciplinary action.
The building will be open to students at 7:00 am. Students must leave the building by 2:30 pm (M, T, TH, and F) and 1:00 pm (W). If you wish to meet with a teacher before or after school, please make arrangements to meet them in their classroom. Any student on campus after school hours must be under the direct supervision of a coach, staff member, or activity director. Any student found on campus without supervision after 2:30 pm is subject to disciplinary action.
If you see something or someone doing something that is dangerous or illegal, you need to get an adult’s help immediately. If you hear a rumor or gossip about a weapon or anything else dangerous at school or on the bus, you need to report the rumor to an adult right away. Your identity will be kept confidential.
There are two types of sports programs offered at RHMS. For information regarding our competitive interscholastic sports and our intramural program, including eligibility requirements, please see our Athletic Director, Mr. O’Brien, or look on our website. All those participating must meet eligibility requirements before the first practice date. All outstanding fines and fees must be paid before a student can participate in sports or intramurals.
The Associated Student Body (ASB) is the governing body for Rose Hill Middle School students and activities. Its purpose is to propose, discuss and vote for legislation which is for the good of the student body and the school. In the spring, a president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, and historian are elected. The Activities Coordinator is the advisor for the ASB.
The staff at Rose Hill Middle School is responsible for the safety and welfare of students when they are at school. This is more easily accomplished when we have control over who is present on campus. Therefore, persons who are not Rose Hill Middle School students or district personnel are not allowed on campus during school hours without permission. Visitors to Rose Hill Middle School are required to report to the Main Office upon arrival. After check-in, visitors are issued a visitors pass. Adult guests are permitted in the building only after checking-in. Student guests/visitors from other schools, organizations or communities are not permitted to attend lunches, classes, dances or other closed school functions.