Rules & Conduct

We establish rules to guide you and keep you safe. We care enough about you to set limits.

You are responsible for your actions while on school premises or while in the custody and control of the school, or in the course of a school-related activity. You are expected to conduct yourself in a way that contributes to a positive environment at all times.

These standards and expectations will be explained and discussed during the first few weeks of school. Each of you will have an opportunity to ask questions about their purpose and function. Any and all rules are also reflective of the Central Kitsap School District’s Students Rights and Responsibilities Policy.

All Central Kitsap Middle School students are expected to follow our School Behavior Standards and Expectations as well as the Central Kitsap School District’s Students Rights and Responsibilities. 

General student expectations: 

  1. Arrive to class on time with assignments, books and materials. 
  2. Follow established classroom rules. 
  3. Eat and drink only in/at designated areas and times.  
  4. Leave disruptive items at home or in your locker (Toys, Electronic devices, cameras, cell phones, skateboards, etc.). All electronics are off and away. 
  5. Follow the school dress code
  6. Use appropriate language at school. 
  7. Use hall pass appropriately. 
  8. Respect school property and the property of others. 
  9. Settle conflicts in an appropriate manner. 
  10. Contribute to a safe and positive school environment. Bullying, harassment and/or intimidation will not be tolerated. 
  11. Treat people with respect. 
  12. Properly serve consequence as assigned.  

Closed Campus

CKMS is a closed campus.  Students are required to remain on school grounds from the time of arrival until officially excused.  If a student needs to leave during school hours, he/she must obtain an “Early Dismissal Pass” from the attendance office. Visit the Attendance page for more details.

Attendance

Visit the Attendance Rules page for more information on expectations about absences and tardies.

Dress Code

Students are expected to dress in a modest and respectful manner. Clothing should in no way distract from or disrupt the learning process (district policy 3224).

The following dress code items are prohibited for all school-related events and activities.

  • Hats, bandannas, sweatbands, or any type of head covering
  • Tank tops with less than two-inch straps
  • Tops with a low neckline that expose cleavage
  • Tops that expose the midriff
  • Any clothing considered revealing
  • Visible undergarments or undergarments used as outerwear
  • Skirts, dresses, and shorts shorter than fingertip length when arms are straight along-side of the body--Slits in skirts must go no higher than fingertip length.
  • Sagging pants--All pants must be secured at the waist and worn no lower than the top of the hipbone.
  • Holes in pants above fingertip length or large holes in shirts
  • Slippers (unless hard outer soled) or pajamas
  • Bare feet
  • Capes, blankets or sunglasses
  • Chains or sharp/studded ornaments/clothing
  • Face/body painting, drawing on the body, or excessive makeup
  • Inappropriate attire/items depicting weaponry, alcohol, tobacco, drugs, sexual themes, racism, obscenity, or gang-related activity
  • Any item that disrupts the educational process
  • A jacket, sweater, sweatshirt, etc. may not be worn to cover-up inappropriate clothing.

The administration reserves the right to make the final decision on the appropriateness of student dress. Students wearing inappropriate attire will be expected to make adjustments as necessary before returning to class. Consistent problems with dress and/or appearance will result in notifying parents and disciplinary action.

Public Display of Affection (PDA)

Students may hold hands.

 

Students may hug and release.

 

All other forms of affection are not acceptable.

Lunchroom Expectation

  • Students are expected to sit at tables while eating their lunch, so as to keep the aisles free from people standing and blocking others.
  • Remain seated until excused (last 15 minutes of lunch).
  • Food and drink are permitted only in the cafeteria area (no food or drink is permitted in the old gym, outside, in the hallways or in the library).
  • Students are expected to clean up after themselves. Please do not slide trash down the table or throw it at the garbage cans.
  • You must obtain permission from an adult to leave the cafeteria (to use the bathroom or go to the office or library)

Nuisance Items & Electronics

Any item brought to school that interferes with the educational process must be powered off and out of sight, or the item will be confiscated. 

These items include, but are not limited to, E-readers, Nooks, Kindles, cell phones, I Pods, MP3 and CD players, games, and other electronic devices. These items are not permitted from the time a student arrives on campus, until 2:05 p.m., unless a staff member gives prior permission to use the item.

Only a parent can pick up confiscated items.

If a student needs to use a phone, he or she must have a hall pass and will go to the Library to use the phone. If a parent/guardian needs to get a message to their student, contact the main office at least one half hour before the end of the day, and a message will be delivered to the student. Main office: 360-662-2300.

Bicycles/Skateboards

If you bring/ride a bike or skateboard to school, be sure it is locked up and not ridden during the day. If skateboards are brought to school, they must be stored in the student’s locker or in the office.

Skateboarding is not allowed on CKMS grounds.

Locker Rules and Expectations

  1. With a $2 usage fee, a locker is assigned to each student at the beginning of the school year and remains the property of the school (not the student) and under the authority of the school. However, the school is NOT responsible for items stolen from the locker.
  2. A combination lock will be provided by the school. If the lock is lost,  stolen, or missing the student must pay a $7.00 replacement fee.
  3. Students are allowed access to their lockers before and after school, on the way to/from lunch, and during passing time between classes.
  4. The student is responsible for keeping his/her locker combination private and advised not to share this information with any other student for any reason.
  5. School officials have the right to conduct a search of a student’s locker (which remains school property).
  6. Students are expected to:
    • Keep lockers clean and free of graffiti, stickers, and inappropriate pictures.
    • Keep locker content neatly organized.
    • Keep the locker in working order. Notify the custodian or an administrator of locker problems.
    • Refrain from placing valuables in lockers.
    • Remain in their assigned locker.

Students who abuse privileges by moving to another locker, defacing lockers, or damaging them in any way will be subject to discipline, restitution and/or loss of locker privileges. Lockers are school property and the administration reserves the right to enter them at any time.