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Ames High School student rules for 2019-20


If a student is not inside the classroom when the bell rings, that student is considered tardy.  A student will have 3 tardies per class before any consequences will be assigned.  On the 4th tardy to that class,  the classroom teacher will assign the student a 15-minute detention.  On the 5th tardy to that class, provided the teacher has followed the procedure established for the 4th tardy, the teacher will email the counselor with the student’s name, number of tardies, period and class.  The counselor will then meet with the student to establish a plan.

The breakdown for tardies is as follows:

1-3 No consequences assigned.
4 Teacher will give the student a 15-minute classroom detention.
5 The teacher will email the counselor with the student’s name, number of tardies, period and class. The counselor will set a plan with the student.  If this step does not resolve the student’s issue with tardies, then there will be a referral to the EIS Team.

Bell Schedule 

Monday , Thursday & Friday 
With Plus Period 
Warning Bell 0:05         7:45 AM
Period 1  0:42               7:50 AM – 8:32 AM
Period 2  0:44               8:37 AM  – 9:21 AM
Period 3  0:41               9:26 AM  – 10:07 AM
Period 4  0:41               10:12 AM  – 10:53 AM

Period 5 
1st Lunch 0:38            
     Class 0:41 1           

Class 0:41                   
Last Lunch 0:38           

10:53 AM – 11:31 AM
11:31 AM 12:12 PM

10:58 AM 11:39 AM
11:39 AM 12:17 PM

Period 6    0:41                 12:17 PM 12:58 PM
 PLUS Pd  0:30               1:03 PM 1:33 PM
Period 7   0:41                  1:38 PM 2:19 PM 
 Period 8  0:41                2:24 PM 3:05 PM


Tuesday Block 
Schedule (odd)
    Wednesday Block 
Schedule (even)
Warning Bell 0:05  7:45 AM   Warning Bell 0:05  7:45 AM
Period 1 0:90  7:50 AM – 9:20 AM   Period 2 0:90  7:50 AM 9:20 AM
Period 3 0:90  9:30 AM-11:00 AM   Period 4 0:90 9:30 AM 11:00 AM

Period 5 / 1st Lunch 0:40 


11:10 AM 11:50 AM

Class 0:90 11:55 AM 1:25 PM

  Period 6 / 1st Lunch 0:40  11:10 AM 11:50 AM

Class 0:90 11:55 AM 1:25 PM

Period 5 /2nd Lunch 0:40  Class 0:90
11:10 AM 12:40 PM

2nd Lunch
12:45 PM 1:25 PM

  Period 6 /2nd Lunch 0:40  Class 0:90 
11:10 AM 12:40 PM

2nd Lunch
12:45 PM 1:25 PM

Period 7 0:90  1:35 PM – 3:05 PM   Period 8 0:90  1:35 PM – 3:05 PM


Continuous attendance issues will be handled by the attendance team using EIS data.  The team will do the following:
Make phone calls home
Set up parent meetings
Hand out consequences
Handle schedule changes
Drop a student from the class once the student reaches 9 unexcused absences during the semester and is failing that class.

Public Displays of Affection (PDAs)

It will be a violation of conduct for students to demonstrate overt displays of affection (any physical display of affection except holding hands) on school grounds or at school activities.  Consequences may include but are not limited to: suspension and/or parent meeting.


After the 7:50 bell if a teacher sees a hat on a person, including his/her clothing, backpack, etc., the teacher should take the hat and turn it into Mr. Evans.  The discipline breakdown for a hat violation is as follows:

1st Time – The student can pick the hat up after school.
2nd Time – The student can pick the hat up after a week.
3rd Time and all other times – A parent will need to come in and pick up the hat.

Cell Phones

Phones must be put away and turned off during each class period unless the teacher instructs the student to do otherwise.   This rule applies to all areas of the school including study hall, media center, and the office.  If students use their cell phone in the classroom, media center or office without being instructed to do so, they will be expected to surrender the cell phone to the staff member and the phone will be brought to the office. The discipline breakdown for a cell phone violation is as follows:

1st Time – The student can pick the phone up after school.

2nd Time and beyond – A parent must pick up the phone

Students may use their phones during passing time and in the cafeteria.


Missing or late work during a 3-week grading period:
If nothing is turned by the day 3-week grades are due to be posted, the student receives a 0 in the grade book.
If the missing work is completed to an acceptable level by the day 3-week grades are due, the student can earn 50% up to 100% credit.
Teachers have one week after the 3-week grading period to show the grade in Infinite Campus.

Teachers of students getting an F at each and any grading period except for the end of a semester:
Teachers will make personal contact with a parent/guardian of each failing student by one week after the due date for grades to be posted. If the student is failing at multiple grading periods prior to the end of the semester, the teacher will make personal parent/guardian contact each grading period the student is failing.  If the phone number for the parent is not working, send an email to Abby Evans who will follow-up on how to make personal contact with that parent.

Documentation of the contact in the RtI log will be entered by one week after the due date for grades to be posted.  

Media Center

Once the tardy bell rings no student will be allowed in the media center without a pass.  Also, no student will be allowed to leave the media center during the class period without a pass.  This includes juniors and seniors in the media center during an open period.  They must remain there for the entire period.  The media center is for studying.  If juniors or seniors want to be social, they need to go to the cafeteria at the beginning of the period.


Students are not to leave the classroom or media center during the class period unless they have a pass.


Class Time

Students are not allowed to “hang out” in a classroom while another class is in that room.


Lunch Periods

Students grades 9 -12 during the lunch periods are not allowed to bring backpacks and/or computers into the cafeteria or the cafeteria patio in front of the cafeteria. Students will remain in the cafeteria until dismissed by the supervisor.  Students are not to be “hanging out” in the hallways during the lunch periods.

Where eating lunch is allowed : 

Students may eat lunch in the cafeteria and the cafeteria patio in front of the cafeteria.  Any other area of the school is off limits for eating.

The Cafeteria Patio

The cafeteria patio is designed for eating and socializing.  Recess activities are not allowed.


Except for passing time between periods the courtyard is off limits to minimize the distractions to classrooms having windows facing the courtyard.

Passing Time

Passing time is 5 minutes.  At the end of passing time all students are to be in their assigned class/designated area. During an unscheduled period, juniors and seniors need to be in the cafeteria or media center by the time the tardy bell rings.   Students leaving school premises with permission are to be out of the building by the time the tardy bell rings.  If juniors or seniors cannot abide by this rule, they will be assigned a study hall.



All forms of cheating are unacceptable.  Cheating behavior includes:

·      Plagiarism – including, but not limited to, the use of paraphrase or direct quotation of the published or unpublished work of another person without full and clear acknowledgement.  Plagiarism also includes the unacknowledged use of materials prepared by another person or agency engaged in the selling of term papers or other academic materials.

·      Using, submitting or attempting to obtain data or answers dishonestly, by deceit or by means other than those authorized by the teacher.

·      Behavior that gives a student an unfair advantage over other students.

·      Situations in which a student’s grade is enhanced without the student putting forth the required effort.

·      Talking without permission during any classroom situation in which the teacher has given other directions.

·      Giving answers or materials to other students without teacher permission


Consequences for cheating may include but are not limited to the following:

·      A zero on that particular test, quiz or assignment

·      Notification to parents/guardians


Dress Code

If one’s clothing, or lack thereof, is inappropriate for the learning environment, the student has violated the dress code policy.  If questions arise by a staff member, s/he may ask about it in Student Services or send the student to Student Services.

Examples of unsuitable clothing:

·      Midriff-baring tops, tube tops, spaghetti strap tops

·      Exposed undergarments

·      See-through clothing

·      Items that advertise or promote drugs, alcohol or tobacco

·      Items that are sexual or obscene in content

·      Items that promote violence, racism, or gang affiliation

AHS Study Hall Rules
(to be explained by each study hall teacher to their SH students):

Study hall is designed to permit students to utilize time to complete academic work. It is a controlled academic environment and is not to be mistaken as a “free” period or social gathering.

Study hall expectations: Students are to bring all necessary work items with them when reporting to study hall. Students will not be allowed to leave study hall without a pass, once the period begins.

1. Attendance will be taken.

2. Passes to go to a teacher’s room must be obtained before the

study hall begins. Students must bring a pass to the SH teacher.

3. A teacher requesting students from a study hall is responsible for direct supervision of the student(s).

4. All students must sign out and have a pass from a teacher to

go to the media center during study hall.  Study hall teachers may issue 10-minute media center passes.

5. Students in study hall may not use their computers to access the following (including but not limited to): Games, videos, YouTube, Twitter, Google Chat, etc.  Students may listen to music in study hall provided they have ear buds and the music can’t be heard by others.

6.  When at all possible, computer screens should be visible to the teacher.

7.  Cell phones are not allowed to be used for any purpose in study hall.

8.  All other classroom rules apply for study hall.

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