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It's official! We have moved to our new District website, now located at acpsd.net. Please take a moment to visit and explore our new online home for updated information on all items related to Aiken County Public Schools.
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As a reminder, our individual school web pages will continue to link back to School Fusion (hosted at this site) until the start of the new school year when all school-related pages will make the transition to our new web platform.
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Discipline Procedures
Conduct Codes
School District of Aiken County has issued a Student Code of Conduct for grades K-5. The homeroom teacher will provide each student with a copy and obtain the signed “Parent and Student Acknowledgement” sheet.

Corporal Punishment
No corporal punishment will be administered at North Augusta Elementary School.
 
School/Classroom Rules
Self-discipline and intrinsic motivation for our students are our primary goals. Guidance and other disciplinary measures will be used while achieving these goals.

The discipline policies of the School District of Aiken County will be the governing guidelines at North Augusta Elementary. 

Additional School Rules
  1. No one is to enter a classroom before school, during recess, during lunch periods, or after school unless a staff member has given he or she permission to enter.
  2. Chewing gum is not allowed at school.
  3. Notes should not be passed from student to student in classrooms.
  4. Party invitations may be given out at school provided every child in the class is invited. 
  5. Students may not receive balloons, balloon bouquets, or flowers at school. (Area florists have been notified of this policy.)
  6. Excessive, disruptive or disturbing noise will not be tolerated.
  7. Students are to be orderly and quiet at all times in the hallways, restrooms, cafeteria and library.
  8. Exact compliance is necessary in all emergency situations.
  9. Only those objects that are designed to be thrown may be thrown on school property.
  10. Students are expected to be courteous and respectful to each other and to all adults.
  11. We have a no fighting policy. Fighting or being involved in a fight will result in suspension.  
Additional Classroom Rules
To establish the proper classroom atmosphere, students will be expected to conduct themselves in an orderly manner. Improper conduct may include but will not necessarily be limited to the following:
  1. Excessive talking
  2. Out of seat without permission
  3. Disturbing other students or teachers
  4. Misuse or abuse of school property
  5. Disturbing or taking another student’s property
  6. Inattention
  7. Bringing unnecessary items, balls, games, toys, etc., to school, unless the student has received written permission from the teacher.
  8. Failure to bring proper materials to class (paper, pencils, etc.)
  9. Unnecessary and undesirable physical contact between students
  10. Leaving classroom/desk untidy
  11. Failure to return signed reports and papers promptly
  12. Failure to respond promptly and properly to signal ending a period of activity
Punishment
  1. Positive methods of correction will be used whenever possible.
  2. Parents will be informed of problems in order that school and home may work together.
  3. Punishment, when necessary, will be in strict compliance of established county, area, and school policies.
  4. Punishments must be suitable to the offense.

Rules for Bus Riders
Certain laws and regulations govern the operation of school buses. Transportation by school buses will be provided for those students living one and one-half miles or more from the school according to S.C. Department of Education guidelines. Buses stop every two-tenths of a mile when necessary.
 
The Area II Transportation Supervisor is in charge of the bus routes, drivers, and regulations. If you have any questions, please call 442-6106. 
 
Bus Safety
Safety on the buses is the prime consideration. Order on the buses is a major safety factor. Therefore, all children are expected to follow the directions of the bus drivers without hesitation.
Some buses have security cameras. Your child is subject to being recorded while riding the bus.
 
Bus Rules
  • Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
  • Sit in your assigned seat and remain seated. All students will be assigned a seat. Students must sit in their respective assigned seats on morning and afternoon routes.
  • Do not use profane or obscene language, gestures or make loud and distracting noises.
  • Avoid damage to seats, windows, or bus equipment.
  • Follow the bus driver’s directions.
Bus Consequences
1st Offense – This is to serve as a warning that your child’s behavior needs to be corrected if he/she is to remain a bus rider.
2nd Offense – Student is placed off of the bus for one day.
3rd Offense – Student is placed off the bus for three days.
4th Offense – Student is placed off the bus for five days.
5th Offense – Student is placed off the bus for ten days. A copy of the write up and dates the student is off the bus will be given to your child to take home. The student will not be allowed to return to riding the bus after the ten day bus suspension until a conference is held. The parent is responsible for contacting the assistant principal to schedule the conference. She will make arrangements for the bus driver and bus supervisor to attend the meeting.
6th Offense – Student is placed off the bus for the remainder of the school year. A copy of the write up will be given to your child to take home.

Parents will be contacted by the Parent Coordinator if a bus suspension is given to a student. The discipline form will be given to the student. It will be the responsibility of the student to deliver the discipline form. The parents should sign it and return it to the school.
 
Consequences will be followed unless the offense is of a nature which, in the judgment of the school official(s) warrants suspension or expulsion from riding the school bus.
 
If the misconduct is of such nature that the driver cannot finish the trip, he/she may return to school so that immediate contact may be made with the student’s parents or he/she may stop to telephone the principal or the bus supervisor. 
 
Riding the bus is a privilege not a right. When a student is suspended from riding the bus, it is the sole responsibility of the parent to transport the student to and from school. The parent must comply with regular school hours. If the student is repeatedly tardy or not picked up on time, the bus suspension may result in an out of school suspension.
 

Sexual Harassment
According to the district’s Student Code of Conduct, engaging in sexual harassment of any student, staff member, or visitor, either male or female, on school property or while under the jurisdiction of the school, is considered a violation that is disorderly, disruptive, and/or criminal in nature and may result in disciplinary action, including suspension and/or expulsion in certain instances when it occurs while the student is on school property and/or under the jurisdiction of the school, including while riding a school bus. Sexual harassment may be generally defined as unwelcome sexual advances, request for sexual favors, and written, spoken or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Students who feel they may have been subjected to sexual harassment are encouraged to report the matter to a parent and to a teacher, guidance counselor, principal, or any other school official with whom the student feels comfortable.