Be Safe, Be Responsible, Be Respectful
Guiding children toward self-discipline with the gentle hand of encouragement will help our students develop responsibility, proper behavior, and good citizenship.
The Code of Conduct pertains to the following board policies: 210, 218, 218.1, 218.2, 218.3, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 231, 233, 247, 248, and 815. A more detailed explaination of classification of actions and disciplinary responses can be found in the Aston Student Handbook.
Students are assigned to ride school buses that will pick up and drop them off close to their homes. Students are not permitted to ride a bus other than their assigned bus without the approval of the transportation department and written communication to the school. If it is an emergency change please call, or state in the note sent in, that it is an emergency. Students are expected to listen to the bus driver and follow the bus regulations at all times to ensure their safety and the safety of others. Students who violate the rules could be subjected to a suspension of bus privileges and/or school suspension. No cell phones or electronic devices are permitted on the school bus. They must be off and away while students are on the school bus.
Students should dress in a manner that demonstrates respect for themselves and learning. They will be expected to adhere to the Penn-Delco School District’s school board dress code policy listed below.
- Student should be well groomed, clean, and neatly attired when in school or at school functions.
- Students are not permitted to wear outer jackets and coats in school.
- Headwear (hats, scarves, bandannas, etc.) is prohibited during school hours.
- Sneakers or shoes must be worn at all times (flip-flops are not permitted).
- Clothing that espouses violence, hatred, and prejudice, exhibits alcohol or drugs or is found to be offensive is prohibited.
- Students are not permitted to wear extreme fashions (bare midriffs, halter tops, tube tops, tank tops, short-shorts) or worn styles (holes, rips, etc.)
- All shorts, skirts, etc. must be no less than “finger-tip length” of the wearer.
- Students are not permitted to wear extremes in apparel, jewelry, or grooming which are distractive, disruptive, disrespectful, revealing, or unsafe.
- Students may not wear “heelies” or shoes that contain wheels.
- Undue attention to an individual’s dress, which detracts from the seriousness of the instructional process, is to be avoided.
- Clothing which exposes bare shoulders, armpits, midriffs, and/or other is prohibited.
- Clothing which exposes excessive areas above the knee is prohibited.
- All pants or shorts must be worn above the waist. Excessively baggy style pants or any, other which expose significant areas below the waist, are prohibited.
Undergarments should not be exposed.
If, in the opinion of the administration and faculty, a student’s dress is disruptive and distracting, parents will be notified and students will be removed from the classroom until properly attired. Student dress affects attitude, behavior, and accomplishment. Research has shown that how students dress and prepare for school affects their perception of school importance and often contributes to better behavior as well.