Cardinal Gibbons High School has the authority to make reasonable and necessary rules governing the conduct of students in school. All students are under the jurisdiction of the regulations while going to, remaining at, and returning from school. This includes all school-related activities. Students whose conduct is unsatisfactory and who violate good order and common sense are subject to disciplinary action.
If a student violates school policies, rules, or regulations, he or she may be subject to the following disciplinary actions as determined by the Dean of Students and/or the Head of School:
Denial of Privileges: Students may be excluded from activities and otherwise denied privileges that are normally accorded to them.
Probation: A student will be placed on disciplinary probation when his/her conduct is not in keeping with the rules and regulations as set forth by the school. If while on disciplinary probation, a student's conduct is lacking in improvement, then the student may be liable for expulsion. The Dean of Students will determine the period of time for the disciplinary probation. Positive improvement must be evident before the probation is lifted.
Detention: (Any educator may make a recommendation to the Dean of Students.) The time and form of detention will be determined by the Dean of Students. Usually detention occurs on Wednesdays from 3:00pm to 4:15pm. Detention may involve manual labor. Failure to fulfill detention hours will result in further disciplinary action
Suspension: (Head of School or Dean of Student may impose)
There are two kinds of suspension: In School Suspension (I.S.S.) which may involve manual labor throughout the school day and Out of School Suspension (O.S.S.) where the student will not be allowed on campus for a specified duration.
Expulsion and Dismissal Policy and Procedure: (Only Head of School may impose)
A student's expulsion is ultimately dependent on the decision of the Head of School.
A student may request a review of disciplinary actions listed above in writing to the Head of School. Serious offenses, in addition to those outlined elsewhere in the handbook, include the following: bringing weapons to school, sexual harassment, fighting, bullying, stealing, cheating, vandalism, serious moral transgressions, defiant actions, civil disobedience or any other action that brings discredit upon the school or seriously impairs the rights of others. The school reserves the right to review the academic and disciplinary record of the student at the end of each year to consider if the student is invited to return the following year.
Cardinal Gibbons reserves the right to search any items brought on campus.