Rights & Responsibilities
STUDENT RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES
- To maintain the best possible level of academic achievement.
- To observe the rights of other individuals.
- To respect the instructions and directions of their teachers and other staff members.
- To refrain from libel, slanderous remarks and obscenity in verbal and written expression.
- To develop and undertake a social commitment to and for school and society.
- To know and adhere to the laws of the State.
- To preserve school property.
- To maintain and improve the school environment.
- To be informed of and adhere to the rules and regulations of Kaimuki Middle School.
As a matter of commitment, policy, and compliance with Federal and State nondiscrimination laws, the Hawaii Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of a person's race, color, national origin, disability, sex, religion, or age in any educational program or activity conducted by the department, including vocational education. Harassment based on these protected categories, including sexual and racial harassment, is a form of discrimination and is prohibited in our school.
Holistic Approach to Discipline
Teachers, counselors, security, and other staff members and administrators counsel and assist students with problem-solving. In this context, Kaimuki Middle School believes that the student is given the opportunity to make better decisions within established limits of acceptable behavior. Working together with the student, parents/guardians, staff and administration will help all students make positive contributions at Kaimuki Middle School. To develop a sense of judgment, the students need to learn that actions have consequences. The role of the staff and administration is to maintain, reinforce, and encourage desirable behavior and restrain undesirable forms of behavior. School rules and Chapter 19 will be enforced by faculty and administration. Disciplinary actions may be: counseling; warnings; detention on campus; withdrawing privileges; parents/guardians supervising their youngster on campus and in classes; In-School Suspension; Out-of-School Suspension; Act 90; possible transfer to another school; or expulsion.
A brochure that is compiled by the Department of Education personnel, state and county departments, private and professional organizations, community agencies, parents, students and the general public to promote and maintain a safe school environment is available at the school and serves as the disciplinary guideline.
Student misconduct; discipline; school searches and seizures; reporting offenses; police interviews and arrests; and restitution for vandalism and negligence are concerns addressed in this brochure. If you would like a copy of Chapter 19, please inquire at the main office.
Child Protective Services (CPS)
The teachers, counselors, and administrative staff are mandated by law in the State of Hawaii to investigate and/or question any findings of abuse.
- Students should have insurance or request insurance through the school.
- Students are responsible for turning in permission forms and monies on time.
- The school has the right to refuse permission for any student to attend an excursion when permission slips or monies is not turned in by the deadline. If a student does not go on a field trip, he/she must report to the regularly scheduled classes/study hall.
- Students are responsible for making up all work missed in other classes promptly.
- Regular school attire must be worn during field trips unless special permission has been granted. Footwear is required.