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Rocky Mountain Middle School Handbook


  • Rocky Mountain Middle School

    3443 N. Ammon Road
    Idaho Falls, Idaho 83401

    Main School Phone: (208) 525-4403
    Fax: (208) 525-4469

    Mr. Scott Thunstrom, Principal
    Mr. Jared Dotson, Assistant Principal
    Mrs. Elisabeth Billman, School Secretary
    Mrs. Amanda Corbett , Assistant School Secretary
    Ms. Caylee Dotson, Attendance Secretary
    Mrs. Tress Hunsaker, Bookkeeper

    Ms. Nikie Bone, 7th Grade Counselor
    Mrs. Ilene Ricks, 8th Grade Counselor

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  • You Need to Have a Plan!

    This course description handbook will be helpful in understanding the required courses for 7th and 8th grade at Rocky Mountain Middle School and the expectations for success as a student. In this booklet, you will find information about school policies, courses, and policies about middle school and how to progress to high school.

    Our school…

    • Ensures high levels of learning for all students,
    • Establishes a safe environment,
    • Encourages positivity and growth, and
    • Empowers students to be life-long learners.

    Please note: This handbook is not meant to be a contract between the district and students. It may be amended at any time. It is a place to describe the content of courses that may be offered, as well as explain certain information and policies at Rocky Mountain Middle School.

  • Schoolwide Expectations for All Students

    At Rocky Mountain Middle School, WE ARE STINGER STRONG
    What does it mean to be “Stinger Strong?” 
    I am a SAFE, RESPONSIBLE, and RESPECTFUL learner every day!

    At Rocky Mountain Middle School, we utilize positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) to assist students and educators. It is the only approach to addressing behavior that is specifically mentioned in IDEA law and is implemented in all 50 states.


    PBIS is an evidence-based framework developed to assist school teams in providing preventative, positive behavioral support for ALL students. This system of support includes:

    • Clearly defined behavioral expectations
    • Social and behavioral skills instruction
    • Positive and proactive discipline
    • Active supervision and monitoring
    • Positive acknowledgment
    • Data-based decision making


    • Increased Academic Performance
    • Increased School Safety
    • Decreased Problem Behavior
    • Decreased Bullying Behavior
    • Established Positive School Cultures

    As a part of what we are doing with PBIS, we have school-wide expectations for every area of our school that are required of all students. These expectations are aligned with the Code of Student Conduct outlined by Bonneville School District #93. Students and parents should be familiar with the Code of Student Conduct for all expectations. Rocky Mountain's school-wide expectations are listed below.

    • Safe: 
      • Keep yourself to yourself and think before you act. If you are about to do something that will hurt someone physically or emotionally, don’t do it.
    • Responsible: 
      • Be ready, prepared, and on-time to learn. Do your best and learn from your mistakes.
    • Respectful: 
      • Respect fellow students and all adults, respect others’ property, and have a good attitude.
  • Important Middle School Policies

    The Middle School Task Force was created in May 2007 to examine middle school issues in relation to the Idaho High School Redesign efforts. The goals of the task force were to ensure all students are prepared to be successful in high school through increased academic achievement, a relevant and rigorous curriculum, and student accountability. Through the work of this committee, the 2010 Idaho State Legislature established state laws that require each district to implement a credit system beginning no later than 7th grade. In order to be in compliance with state law, the Bonneville School Board adopted the following policy on March 10, 2010:


    Moving ahead to the next grade level and/or high school is not automatic and must be earned through successful completion of the District’s middle school program. Therefore, middle school students shall be required to demonstrate competence in all subject areas prior to transitioning to the next grade and/or high school. Regular attendance is also required. Any student not meeting competency and/or attendance standards will be required to follow an improvement plan and/or strategic interventions designed to prepare him/her for success at the next level of study.


    1. Seventh (7th) and eighth (8th) grade students are required to meet the following by the end of the school year.
      1. Attain 80% of the total credits attempted.
      2. Earn a passing grade for at least two (2) grading periods in each of the classes attempted.
      3. Have no more than twelve (12) absences per grading period.
    2. Middle school staff will determine and implement appropriate interventions designed to assist students’ academic achievement.

    *Students using an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) may establish alternate requirements or accommodations in accordance with the Disabilities Education Improvement Act and be eligible for promotion to the next grade level.

    *Limited English Proficient (LEP) students may have alternate requirements or accommodations to credit requirements as deemed necessary for the student to become eligible for promotion to the next grade level.

  • Middle School Education Plan

    The table below will help parents and students have a plan for middle school and beyond. Students should use these tables to create a schedule that is meaningful for their future and assure completion of required classes. Advisory is a 10-minute class at the beginning of each Monday. It is scheduled for all students. Activities for Advisory include: working with students on goal-setting, character development, career development, school announcements, silent sustained reading and assemblies.

    7th Grade Students Trimester 1 Trimester 2 Trimester 3
    Language Arts 7 X X X
    Pre-Algebra 7/Pre-Algebra 7/8 X X X
    World History 7 X X X
    Life Science 7 X X X
    Elective (First) - P.E. is required as one of the electives during one of the trimesters.      


    8th Grade Students Trimester 1 Trimester 2 Trimester 3
    Language Arts 8 X X X
    Pre-Algebra 8 or Algebra I X X X
    World History 8 X X X
    Earth Science 8 X X X
    Elective (First) - Teen Wellness is required as one of the electives during one of the trimesters.      
    Elective (Second)      
  • Advanced Opportunities

    The Idaho State Department of Education offers Advanced Opportunities programs to help high school students get a jump on college.  Advanced Opportunities provide state aid for students to accelerate through their K-12 education and provide support to earn college credit in high school. There are two parts to the program: 1) FAST FORWARD Program and 2) Early Graduation Scholarship.

    Idaho’s Advanced Opportunities Program now allocates $4,125 to every student in grades 7-12 who attends an Idaho public school. The goal is to help students get a jumpstart on college. So, how can students use their $4,125? The money can be used to pay for dual credit classes, which allow students to earn college credit while they’re still in high school. They can also pay for overload classes, AP exams, professional certifications, and more.


    Students interested in pursuing Advanced Opportunities may be overwhelmed with the application process and college-level terminology. Here are some helpful tips for success:

    • Meet with the school counselor/college and career advisor
      The school district will have Advanced Opportunities available locally. By meeting with a counselor, students can learn more about individual career development and academic planning.
    • Develop a learning plan
      Having a plan sketched out is critical to effectively taking advantage of Advanced Opportunities. A learning plan should include high school courses needed for graduation and could include courses such as dual credit, workforce training, or other advanced coursework. This should be a fluid document because long-term goals are likely to change. Thoughtful and intentional planning will help ensure that the credits earned will apply toward the certificate or degree intended.
    • Contact Colleges/Universities
      Idaho colleges have personnel available to assist you in planning for the transition between high school and college. Reach out to the dual credit offices across the state to learn about the options available for high school students. Do not feel limited to just local colleges, as many colleges/universities have both online and satellite campuses.
    • Create an Advanced Opportunities account
      By creating an account, a student will be able to track where funds are, request payment for courses and exams, and view the status of payments. Accounts must be activated by their school before funds are allocated. Students should check with their local school district to learn more about the local application process for Advanced Opportunities funding.
  • Student Information

    The following information is subject to School Board policy updates.

    ABUSE OF SCHOOL PROPERTY:  Any stealing, unauthorized selling, destroying, or defacing of Bonneville Joint School District No. 93 property whether the actions take place on any school premises or at any school sponsored activities, regardless of location, is prohibited (See Abuse of School Property policy #3325).

    ACTIVITY CARDS: Students may purchase activity cards that will allow them admission to all home athletic events and discounts on other school activities. Students who do not purchase an activity card must pay full price for admission to athletic events and other school activities.

    ALCOHOL AND DRUG OFFENSES: Use, possession, or being under the influence of alcohol or drugs by a student on any school premises or at any school sponsored activity, regardless of location is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to buildings, facilities, and grounds on the school campus, school buses, school parking areas; and the location of any school sponsored activity. It also includes instances in which the conduct occurs off the school premises but impacts a school related activity. Drug and alcohol offenses will be dealt with as outlined in the following District policies: Substance and Alcohol Abuse #3320, Searches and Seizure #3370, Suspension from Extracurricular and Co-Curricular Activities #3389, Extra- and Co-Curricular Chemical Use #3390, and Reasonable Suspicion Drug Testing #3401. Copies of these policies are available on the District website at

    ATHLETICS: The athletic program includes interscholastic competition for boys and girls as follows:

    • Basketball
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Cheerleading
    • Wrestling
    • Cross-Country

    ATHLETIC ELIGIBILITY: In order to participate in the interscholastic athletic program, a student must maintain scholastic eligibility, have parent permission, a current physical examination, and student accident insurance, meet the residency requirement. The current state requirement to be eligible to try out for a sport is to pass five (5) subjects the previous trimester. Each head coach will specify the requirements for awards. Student athletes are also bound by the requirements of District policy #3385 Extracurricular Athletic Participation and policy #3387 Extracurricular Activities Code of Conduct

    ATTENDANCE: Policy #3050 Attendance stipulates that a student is accountable for all absences and may not be given credit in a class if he/she is not in attendance at least 90% of the time.

    • Prearranged and excused absences count against the 90% attendance requirement.
    • Students should have no more than six (6) total absences from school or class in a trimester.
    • If a student has more than six (6) absences, they may be referred to Juvenile Probation for truancy.

    If a student leaves school for any reason during the school day, he/she must have written permission from a parent or guardian. If the student returns to school before the end of the day, he/she must sign in at the attendance office and obtain a pass to return to class. As outlined in the Attendance Procedures #3050P1, parents or guardians must notify the appropriate school official when a student is absent from school. Administrators or designees will notify parents or legal guardians regarding their student’s attendance status.

    BOOKS AND EQUIPMENT: Books or other instructional material, uniforms, athletic equipment, or other personal property of the District are issued to students for their use while involved in a class or activity. It is the student's responsibility to return these items at the end of the class or activity. Students who withdraw or are withdrawn from school have the responsibility to return school property. Leaving books or equipment in a locker or some other place in the school building does not constitute returning school property. Students will be fined for lost or damaged items or District property that is not returned (See policies #3435 Payment of Fees and Returning Property and #3440 Student Fees, Fines and Charges / Return of Property).

    BULLYING, HAZING, HARASSMENT, INTIMIDATION, MENACING: Bullying, hazing, intimidating, menacing, or harassing another individual, by any District student, employee, or visitor while on any school premises or at any school sponsored activity, regardless of location is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated.

    BUS TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM SCHOOL: Riding a school bus is not an undeniable right. It is a privilege that each rider is responsible for retaining by maintaining appropriate behavior while loading, riding, and unloading a school transportation vehicle.

    All questions concerning student transportation should be directed to the transportation department (208-525-4412). Students may only ride the bus serving their neighborhood unless permission to change buses has been obtained from the Transportation Department.

    BUS TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Transportation for school-sponsored activities will be provided by the Bonneville Joint School District No. 93 Transportation Department as deemed necessary by the building administrator or designee. Students will be required to ride District transportation to and from scheduled events unless other arrangements are approved by the building administrator or designee (See Student Travel to and from Extracurricular or Co-Curricular Activity policy #3405).

    CAFETERIA: Every day that school is in session, except for early release and half days, lunch is served. Breakfast is also served every day.

    CELL PHONES AND OTHER ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION DEVICES: In order to facilitate greater learning opportunities and establish higher-quality relationships between students and others, our school’s electronics policy is as follows. We recognize that cell phones and other electronic devices have become a common tool for communication.  However, they have also become a major distraction to the learning environment, are vulnerable to theft, and can create major problems, both socially and physically, for students. Pursuant to School Board Policy #3265, instead of students carrying their cell phones with them during the day, we are encouraging cell phones to remain at home or if brought to school, students are required to leave them in their lockers, turned off or on silent during the entire school day. Unauthorized use of electronic devices will result in the device being taken to the office and returned at the end of the school day to either the child (if the first time) or a parent (if multiple incidents). Electronic devices that have been confiscated multiple times will only be returned after a parent conference with an administrator. Knowing of the potential inconveniences to this, we will be ensuring that messages are delivered promptly to students. To get in touch with your child, please simply call the school at (208) 525-4403. Students are personally responsible for the devices they bring to school. The District is not responsible for any loss, theft, or destruction that may occur (See Electronic Communications Devices #3265).

    CHEATING: Cheating in any form or manner on any Bonneville Joint School District No. 93 school premises or at any school sponsored activity, regardless of location, is prohibited. Plagiarism is considered cheating and is defined as submitting or presenting someone else’s work as if it is your own work. Most commonly plagiarism exists when:

    • the work submitted or presented was done, in whole or in part, by an individual other than one submitting or presenting the work,
    • parts of the work are taken from another source without reference to the original author (includes ideas, words, data, and images), or the whole work is copied from another source.
    • While it is recognized that academic work often involves reference to ideas, data, and conclusions of others, intellectual honesty requires that such references are explicitly and clearly noted.

    CHROMEBOOK (ONE TO ONE) STUDENT AND PARENT/GUARDIAN RESPONSIBLE USE AGREEMENT SECTION: Bonneville Joint School District 93 is offering to supply all students with a Chromebook device. The Chromebook will allow students access to educational applications, web-based tools and many other useful sites. The Chromebook is an educational tool not intended for gaming or social networking, and all users will be expected to follow the Bonneville Joint School District 93’s policies 3270 Network & Device Use Agreement and 3275P Wireless Internet Access Procedures, as well as all other state and federal laws, board policies and administrative procedures.

    Receiving Your Chromebook

    • One Chromebook and power cord are being loaned to the student which is in good working order. The student and parent/guardian acknowledges and agrees that use of the District property is a privilege and that by the student and parent’s/guardian's agreement of these terms, they acknowledge their responsibility to protect and safeguard the district property and to return it in the same good condition upon request by the Bonneville Joint School District 93.
    • Parents/Guardians and students must sign and return this agreement before the Chromebook can be issued to the student. 
    • Chromebooks will be collected at the end of each school year, on a date to be determined, so they can be checked for serviceability and to be stored for the summer. 
    • There will be no cost for students unless there is damage or neglect that is not covered by the optional Voluntary Chromebook Protection Plan. 


    • The Chromebook is owned by the school district and will remain the property of Bonneville Joint School District 93 and is loaned to the student for educational purposes only for the academic school year.

    Care and Responsibility 

    • The student is responsible for the general care of the Chromebook that has been issued by the school.
    • Chromebooks that are lost or stolen must be reported immediately to the main office of the school where the student is attending. If a theft occurred at school or at a school related event or activity please report to your principal. 
    • Identification labels have been placed on the Chromebooks. Both the serial number and name stickers on the Chromebook will be used to identify its assigned student in case of loss or theft. 
    • These stickers must not be removed or modified. If they become damaged or missing please contact your school's administration.

    Student Safety

    • All student 1:1 computing devices are configured to filter internet content and communications at school, at home, and on any other network.
    • All electronic communications, activities, and files created and/or accessed on District 93 technology are not private and are subject to being viewed, monitored, and/or archived by the district at any time.

    Content Filter

    • The district utilizes an Internet content filter that is in compliance with the federally mandated Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA). All Chromebooks, regardless of physical location and internet connection, will have internet activity filtered. Despite the filter, the district cannot guarantee that all controversial or inappropriate materials will be blocked.
    • While internet filtering is intended to restrict access to inappropriate or non-educational content, District 93 cannot guarantee that students will not intentionally or unintentionally access content that may be deemed unacceptable. If you accidentally access inappropriate content on your device, report it to school staff immediately.

    Chromebook Damages, Repairs and Warranties 

    • All Chromebook problems must be reported to the office.  If you opted into the Voluntary Chromebook Protection Plan the district will repair or replace the damaged equipment resulting from normal use. If you did not opt into the Voluntary Chromebook Protection Plan you will need to pay for the cost of repairs or a replacement if the damage is too significant to repair. The district will make its best attempt to purchase replacement parts at the best possible price. 
    • All required repairs for Chromebooks will be processed by the Bonneville Joint School District 93 Technology Department.
    • DO NOT attempt to repair the Chromebook yourself.
    • Damaged Chromebooks should be brought to the school to initiate the repair process. In the case of loss/theft, a police report should be filed by the parent/guardian. A copy of the police report should be provided to the school Principal within seventy-two (72) hours.

    Returning the Chromebook

    • Chromebook and power cords will be collected at the end of each school year. Failure to turn in a Chromebook will result in the student being charged the full replacement cost. Any student who transfers, withdraws or is expelled prior to graduation will be required to return his/her Chromebook and power cord upon termination of enrollment. Failure to turn in the Chromebook to the school office on the last day of attendance will result in the student being charged the full replacement cost of Chromebook, power cord and shipping costs.

    Chromebook (Voluntary) Protection Plan Agreement section: Terms and Conditions of the Voluntary Chromebook Protection Plan Agreement 2021-2022 

    • The parent(s)/guardian(s) of all students may choose to enroll in a Voluntary Chromebook Protection Plan to help cover costs if the Chromebook is accidentally broken or damaged. The plan must be paid for within 7 days of the student checking out the Chromebook. The protection plan may not be purchased after damage has occurred to the Chromebook. The cost of the Voluntary Chromebook Protection Plan for a student is $20 annually (12 months) per device and is nonrefundable. There is a family maximum of $60 annually. For new students registering January 1 or later the parent/guardian’s pro-rated cost will be $10 through the remainder of the year ($30 family maximum).
    • While there is no cost for the use of the Chromebook, it is imperative that each Chromebook that is issued to a student be maintained and handled in a responsible way. If the Voluntary Chromebook Protection Plan is not taken, the parent/guardian will be responsible to pay the total cost of whatever repairs are deemed necessary. If the damage is determined to be beyond repair, the charge may be the full replacement cost.
    • The Voluntary Chromebook Protection Plan safeguards you against accidental damage, such as unintentional liquid spills, drops, falls and/or other collisions.
    • The protection plan does not cover misuse, neglect, misplacement/loss, or intentional damage. The parent/guardian will be responsible for the entire cost of repairs or replacement of the Chromebook damaged through student misuse, neglect, intentional damage or loss. In case of theft, an official police report will be required. Multiple damage events may not be covered by this policy (more than two (2) damage claims in one year may be deemed neglect and not covered by this agreement).
    • The parent/guardian will need to purchase this protection plan through the school office before your student is allowed to check out a Chromebook or have indicated that they elect to decline the offered Voluntary Chromebook Protection Plan, in which case they assume full financial responsibility for the Chromebook including theft, loss or any damages.
    • It is highly recommended that parents/guardians take advantage of this opportunity. To enroll, check the appropriate box indicating you wish to enroll in the Voluntary Chromebook Protection Plan. If you choose not to enroll, check the box that states you do not intend to enroll in the plan. Payment for the plan can be made online through In-Touch or in person at the office where your child is attending. If you have already met your family maximum you do not need to pay additional money. 
    • Payment must be received for the plan to take effect.

    Voluntary Chromebook Protection Plan Coverage

    What’s Covered

    • 2 claims per year
    • Accidental damage - including, but not limited to, broken screen, liquid spillage, dropped
    • Unavoidable Theft - police report must be submitted within seventy-two (72) hours of theft

    What’s Not Covered

    • Lost Chromebooks are not covered by this plan. A full replacement cost not to exceed the cost indicated on table below.
    • Excessive scratches/wear to Chromebooks exterior.
    • Intentional marking, defacing, removing name label or BJSD 93 ID sticker and/or abusing the Chromebook.
    • Damage caused by tampering with hardware components or operating system (i.e. jailbreaking) to alter district configurations.

    Agreement Void: The agreement will become void for the current school year if:

    • More than two (2) claims are made during the current school year.
    • The school makes a determination that the damage to the Chromebook was intentional or caused by abuse.

    CLOSED CAMPUS: During the school day, students are to remain on the school grounds. Students are not to leave the immediate campus during break.

    CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS: Students are encouraged to participate in the available clubs and organizations at their school. Student clubs are allowed equal access and fair opportunity to organize and to meet on school premises during the times established for such meetings. No groups or meetings will be approved that are unlawful or which abridge the constitutional rights of any person (See Student Organizations and Clubs policy #3382).

    COUNSELORS: School counselors help students through individual counseling, classroom presentations, and work with special groups to help develop appropriate social skills, encourage career exploration, and emphasize academic excellence. Counselors also provide information regarding course selection.

    CLASS SELECTION:  Class selection for all trimesters of a school year takes place during the previous spring. Students should select classes carefully. Changes will be made in schedules only if a class has been canceled or there are scheduling conflicts. All students must fully complete the selection registration process before they are considered enrolled.

    COMPUTER AND NETWORK AGREEMENT: The District’s WiFi service provided is by Bonneville Joint School District #93. This system is provided to enhance the educational opportunities for students. In order to receive access to this system, each student will be required to read, agree to, and sign the Signature Page #3270F form.

    DISTRIBUTION OF NON SCHOOL-SPONSORED MATERIAL ON SCHOOL PREMISES: Individuals in the Bonneville Joint School District No. 93 have the right to express themselves on District property. This includes the right to distribute non-school sponsored material at a reasonable time and place and in a reasonable manner that does not cause a material or substantial disruption of the normal school activity or interfere with the educational objectives and responsibilities of the District. The principal or designee has the authority to regulate on-campus distribution of no non-school sponsored publications subject to reasonable time, place, and manner.

    • Requests for distribution of non-school sponsored material must be reviewed by the Superintendent or designee on a case-by-case basis.
    • Distribution of the following material is always prohibited.
      • obscene to minors;
      • libelous or slanderous;
      • pervasively indecent or vulgar or contains any indecent or vulgar language or representations, with a determination made as to the appropriateness of the material for the age level of students to which it is intended;
      • advertises or promotes any product or service not permitted to minors by law;
      • advocates violence or other illegal conduct;
      • constitutes insulting or fighting words, the very expression of which injures or harasses other people (e.g. threats of violence, defamation of character or of a person’s race, religion, or ethnic origin);
      • presents a clear and present likelihood that, either because of its content or the manner of distribution, it will cause a material and substantial disruption of the proper and orderly operation and discipline of the school or school activities, will cause the commission of unlawful acts, or will cause the violation of lawful school regulations (See Distribution of Non-School Sponsored Material on School Premises Policy #3245 and Materials Distribution Policy #3250).

    DRESS CODE: (Obtained from: STUDENTS RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES, Updated August 2022, Unabridged Version)

    One of the fundamental purposes of school is to provide the foundation for creation and development of a proper attitude toward education. To further this purpose, it is essential to create and maintain an effective teaching and learning environment. Student attire impacts the teaching and learning environment as well as the responses of others toward them. Clothing can either promote an effective educational environment, or it can disrupt the educational climate and process. Student dress and grooming remain the primary responsibility of the student and his/her parents or guardians. However, dress or grooming that disrupts the learning process or endangers the health or safety of the school community shall become a disciplinary matter.

    Each student has the right to:

    2.7.1.    Be informed of the school dress and grooming code at the beginning of each school year.

    2.7.2.    Wear clothes of their choice as long as those clothes fit within the guidelines of the dress and grooming identified below, are not dangerous to health, or safety, and do not create a disruption to the educational climate.

    2.7.3.    Be informed of the specific part of the dress and grooming standards that were violated.

    2.7.4.    Immediately appeal judgements of inappropriate dress and/or grooming with a minimum of two staff members with one of the staff members being an administrator required to agree on the violation to uphold the decision. At least one of these staff members must be of the student’s choosing.

    Each student has the responsibility to:

    2.7.5.    Keep dress and grooming clean, healthy, sanitary, and safe.

    2.7.6.    Exercise sound judgment based upon the standard of professionalism for the school setting, and refrain from wearing items that disrupt the learning atmosphere of the school.

    2.7.7.    Follow dress and grooming standards established by school authorities for participating in school activities.

    • Note: Uniforms and practice wear for sports or other school related activities will be approved by the coach/advisor and a school administrator and may deviate from these standards to accommodate the intended activity.

    2.7.8.    Wear clothing that covers the back, sides, chest, stomach, buttocks, and upper thigh.

    • The top ½ of a student’s leg above the knee must be covered while standing.
    • Shirts must cover the shoulders with a minimum of 2 inches of material.
    • The top of the back, above the shoulder blades, may be uncovered as long as the item of clothing complies with the other guidelines on this list.
    • The top of the chest may be uncovered, above the midpoint between the bottom of the sternum and the collarbone, as long as the item of clothing complies with the other guidelines on this list.

    2.7.9.    Wear clothing that covers their undergarments.

    • Note: Incidental exposure of undergarments shall not violate this rule.

    2.7.10.    The following are not acceptable:

    • See-through clothing or clothing that depicts see-through clothing.
    • Clothing that exposes undergarments or that portrays exposure of undergarments. 
    • Excessively tight clothing that restricts movement or does not comply with the other guidelines on this list. Clothing that depicts or alludes to, by color, picture, symbol, or word: 
      • alcohol or tobacco; 
      • drugs or controlled substances; 
      • drug paraphernalia; 
      • gangs; 
      • violence; 
      • sexually explicit, profane, vulgar, indecent, suggestive, or offensive material; or
      • illegal acts.
    • Head coverings that are disruptive to the learning environment.
      • Note: If a student has a head covering, such as a hood or hat, a teacher may ask them to remove it for their class or a specific activity, unless the covering is a form of religious expression.
    • Sunglasses intended to hide the student’s eyes, unless prescribed by a physician.
    • Wearing jewelry, emblems, badges, symbols, signs, codes, or other things that evidence membership or affiliation in any gang.

    2.7.10.    Wear footwear appropriate for the activity. 

    • Note: Some sports or other school activities may identify required footwear more specific than these guidelines.

    2.7.11.    Understand that class entrance may be denied if a student is in violation of this code. 

    2.7.12.    Understand that all class time missed to change inappropriate attire may be deemed an unexcused absence.

    2.7.13.    Understand that insubordination or refusal to change improper attire may result in disciplinary action suspension in accordance with the Code of Student Conduct.

    DUAL ENROLLMENT: Before entering a program or activity, a nonpublic or charter school student must complete registration and gain admission to a school in the District.  Parents/guardians are required to provide the school with the following:

    • a birth certificate,
    • evidence of residency within the District,
    • immunization records, and
    • Student’s records from the previously attended public school or other records providing academic background information.

    Students who wish to dual enroll for participation in interscholastic or nonacademic activities only must also complete registration and admission procedures (See Dual Enrollment Policy #3030).

    EMERGENCY CLOSING: If school is going to be closed because of severe weather conditions, the announcement of the closure will be on local radio and television stations and through the District Mobile Alert System (Check your school’s home page to sign-up). Students should listen to those stations or watch for a Mobile Alert text message and should not call the school for information (See School Closure Policy #3570).

    EXTENDED ILLNESS/HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTION: In the Bonneville Joint School District No. 93, a student absent from school for more than ten (10) consecutive days because of health or physical impairment will be provided the services of a teacher or an aide in the home or local hospital within the District’s boundary (See Homebound, Hospital, and Home Instruction Policy #2380).

    EQUAL EDUCATION, NONDISCRIMINATION AND SEX EQUITY: Equal educational opportunities are available for all students without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, ethnicity, language barrier, religious beliefs, physical and mental handicap or disability, economic or social conditions, or actual or potential marital or parental status or status as a homeless child (See Equal Education, Nondiscrimination, and Sex Equity Policy #3280).

    FACILITY USE: All arrangements for the use of school facilities must be done in advance pursuant to the Student Clubs and Organizations policy #3382 or the Facility Rental and Fee Schedule Policy #9610.

    FEES, FINES, PAYMENT, and the RETURN OF PROPERTY: A student may be charged a reasonable fee for any course or activity not reasonably related to a recognized academic and educational goal of the District or any course or activity held outside normal school functions. The fee may be waived in cases of financial hardship.

    • As a condition of registration, graduation, or the issuance of a report card, diploma, certificate, or transcript, all indebtedness incurred by a person when he/she is or was a student, must be paid.
    • All books or other instructional material, uniforms, athletic equipment, or other personal property of the District borrowed by a student, must be returned.
    • Students are fined for damaging or losing books, returning books late to the library, and damage to lockers or other school property (See Payment of Fees and Returning of Property policy #3435 and Student Fees, Fines and Charges / Return of Property policy #3440).

    FIRE DRILLS: Fire drills will be conducted at least once a month. Evacuation and/or lock down drills will also be conducted. All students are required to participate in these drills.

    GRADING AND PROGRESS REPORTS: Pursuant to policy #2620 Grading and Progress Reports, student’s progress and achievement is reported on the basis of the letter grades: A = Superior; B = Above Average, Good; C = Average; D = Below Average, Poor; F = Failure; U = Unsatisfactory or I = Incomplete.  Students who are not doing well academically need to check with their teacher.

    • Incomplete course requirements will result in an "F" grade recorded until completed. Incomplete grades are to be made up by the end of the next succeeding grading period except by special arrangement or as requested by the teacher.
    • Report cards are sent home after each trimester.  A student earns one credit for each trimester course if he/she has proper attendance and has successfully completed assignments and final exams and has earned a D- or higher.

    HOMEWORK: Students are expected to complete all assignments and meet deadline dates (See Make-up Work Policy #2635).

    INSURANCE: The District only carries legal liability insurance and does not provide insurance to pay for medical expenses when a student is injured at school.

    • Brochures outlining student medical insurance coverage and premiums available to families for their individual purchase are distributed at the beginning of the school year.
    • Students participating in the extra-curricular sports program are required to have accident insurance.

    LOCKERS: Student lockers are the property of the Bonneville Joint School District No. 93 and are provided for the convenience of students. The school administration retains the right to inspect student lockers for any reason at any time without notice, without student consent, and without a search warrant. We allow students to use the inside of their lockers as personal space. As personal space, we permit students to decorate the inside of their locker as long as the decorations do not violate expectations in the Student Code of Conduct. The outside of lockers, however, is considered public space that is visible to all students. As part of the public hallways, only school or district-sponsored organizations are allowed to put anything on the outside of lockers, hallways, or any other public spaces in the building.

    MAKE-UP WORK: Make-up work is allowed for students who have excused absences, in-house detention, or temporary suspensions when such suspension is not related to an academic performance requirement.

    • A student will be allowed two (2) days for each day of excused absence to make up new material – not to exceed six (6) school days from the date of the return after the absence unless exceptions are made by the principal or designee (See Make-up Work policy #2635).

    MEDIA CENTER: There are many services that are provided by the media center. Teachers and students can access books, magazines, and newspapers in both print and on-line resources. Some reference items and magazines may only be available for overnight circulation. When in the media center, students are encouraged to ask the staff for assistance. They will make every effort to help locate information.

    • A fine of ten cents ($.10) per school day will be charged on each Media Center item overdue, with a maximum fine of five dollars ($5.00). Students with overdue books and/or fines will not be allowed to check out additional materials.
    • If an item is reported lost by the person who checked it out, the replacement cost of such item will be charged. If the item is found, the replacement cost will be refunded.  (See Educational Media Center policy #2500).

    MEDICATION AT SCHOOL: Medical treatment, which consists of dispensing medication, is the responsibility of the parent or guardian and the family physician or dentist and should rarely be given by school personnel. Parents or guardians and physicians or dentists are encouraged to work out a schedule for giving medication outside of school hours. On those rare occasions when it is deemed necessary that medication must be administered during school hours, school personnel may administer the medication.

    • An Authorization for Self-Administered and Emergency Medication form #3510F2 and an Indemnification/Hold Harmless Agreement for Self-Administration of Medication form #3510F3 must be completed and signed by parents or guardians, the student’s physician, and the building principal before a student will be allowed to possess medication at school. Medication must be in a container labeled by the pharmacist and must include the student's name, prescribing doctor's name, instructions for administration, and the name of the medication. The student should keep the medication in a secure place or on their person at all times. The school is not liable for the loss or misuse of such medication. Under no circumstances may a student provide medication to any other student.
    • Parents or guardians whose student needs the assistance of school personnel to take medication during school hours must sign a Medication Request and Release form #3510F1. The student’s physician or dentist and the building principal must also sign the form before school personnel will be allowed to administer medication (See Dispensing Medication policy #3510).

    NAMES AND NAME CHANGES: It is important that students use their full legal name on permanent records. In the event your name is changed while you are a student, be sure to contact the Registrar's Office to make these changes correctly (See Use of Student’s Legal Name policy #3601).

    NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY: The District will provide a free appropriate education to any student who is eligible to receive regular or special education or related aids or services, regardless of the nature or severity of the condition necessitating such programs or services. Pursuant to the provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, students in need of special services or programs will be identified and evaluated in order that the required free appropriate education may be offered. A student may be qualified for services under Section 504, even though he/she is not eligible for services pursuant to the provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Due process rights of students with disabilities and their parents under Section 504 and IDEA will be enforced (See Section 504 Students policy #2411, Section 504 Hearing policy #3212, and Special Education Handbook)

    PARENT AND TEACHER CONFERENCES: Parents are encouraged to call and request conferences with any school personnel at any time of the year.  Formal parent conferences are held on two days each fall and spring. These may coincide with the issuing of report cards and have been adopted as a means of reporting student progress to parents (See Parent Teacher Conferences policy #2655).

    PLAGIARISM: Plagiarism is considered cheating and is defined as submitting or presenting someone else’s work as if it is your own work. Most commonly plagiarism exists when:

    • the work submitted or presented was done, in whole or in part, by an individual other than one submitting or presenting the work,
    • parts of the work are taken from another source without reference to the original author (includes ideas, words, data, and images), or
    • the whole work is copied from another source
    • While it is recognized that academic work often involves reference to ideas, data, and conclusions of others, intellectual honesty requires that such references are explicitly and clearly noted.

    POSTERS: Posters may not be displayed in the school building without the permission of the principal or the assistant principal.

    POWERSCHOOL: Parents or guardians and students can view secure student information online, including real-time attendance information, grades, detailed assignment descriptions, and personal messages from the teacher, grade history, attendance history, and school bulletins.

    PUBLIC BEHAVIOR: Students on any school premises or at any school sponsored activity, regardless of location, are expected to obey District officials, protect property, maintain order and decorum, avoid excessive physical contact, fighting, and public displays of affection and conduct themselves in a positive manner (See Student Conduct policy #3285).

    PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/NATIONAL ANTHEM: The Pledge of Allegiance to the United States Flag or the national anthem will be offered in every classroom at the beginning of each school day. Students are requested to stand in one place, remove hats, and remain silent when the National Anthem is played or the Pledge given. No student will be compelled, against his/her objections or objections of the student’s parent or guardian, to recite the Pledge of Allegiance or to sing the national anthem (See Pledge of Allegiance/National Anthem policy #2185).

    REFUSAL TO IDENTIFY ONESELF: Any student is required to give his/her name to any school affiliated adult who requests that he/she do so while in the school, on school property, at school sponsored functions, or on the school bus. This means that if a teacher, secretary, clerk, aide, counselor, student teacher, cafeteria worker, bus driver, maintenance person, janitor, or administrator asks a student for his/her name, the student must state it. A student who refuses to give his name is considered insubordinate.

    REGISTRATION: Registration typically occurs in August and is when students and parents update contact information and finalize enrollment in school.

    REPORT CARDS: Report cards are issued three times per year, at the end of each trimester.

    RIGHT TO PRIVACY: The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 allows parents the right to refuse to permit disclosure of the following information in any form of directory or lists of students. Such information includes the student's name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, degree and awards received, the most recent previous education agency or institution attended by the student, and other similar information such as an honor roll listing. If this information is not to be released, parents should complete an Opt-Out-Form #3600F2 which is available online or from the school registrar.

    SALES: The only items which may be sold in the school are those which are sponsored by a school organization and are authorized by the administration. Students may not sell items in the school either for their own benefit or for an out-of-school organization.


    • A Resource Officer is available to handle traffic citations, criminal conduct, and other safety issues.
    • Surveillance cameras are strategically located throughout the buildings (See Video Surveillance policy #3560).
    • Outside doors except the main entrance are locked once school is in session to discourage unwelcome visitors.
    • A variety of drills will be practiced throughout the year.
    • Lockers may be searched randomly, and without notice (See Searches and Seizure policy #3370).
    • Non-Bonneville District students are not allowed to visit on school campuses without administrative approval and parent or guardian accompaniment.

    SMOKING: Smoking is prohibited in all buildings and on all property owned or leased by the District (See Smoking on School Property policy #4350). Students may not use or have cigarettes, vapes or chewing tobacco in their possession while on the school grounds or at school activities and will receive an automatic court referral if they are found to be in violation. (Code of Student Conduct page 12). School officials must refer students under 18 to law enforcement who are using or are in the possession of tobacco in any public place (Idaho Code § 39-5703).

    “SOLUTIONS”: For minor infractions of school rules or regulations, or for minor misconduct, teachers may detain students in school, before school, or after school. Helping clean up our cafeteria during lunch and other school areas may be assigned in lieu of formal detention and students will work in Solutions through the restorative practices framework to change their behaviors.

    SPECIAL SERVICES: Classes will be provided to students with learning and educational difficulties that have been identified through an Individual Education Program (IEP) Team process. NO OTHER students may be assigned to these classes.

    • Adapted courses may be provided for students when approved by the evaluation team or the Individual Education Program (IEP) Team, by either the regular education teacher or the special education staff. The decision to provide an adapted course must be made prior to the student's initial enrollment in the adapted class. When a course has been adapted, a notation will be placed on the student's transcript so indicating. When the disabling condition is so severe that adapted regular curriculum course offerings are not educationally appropriate, an educational course is designed by the IEP Team which meets the individual needs of the student.

    SUSPENSION: Suspensions, for a temporary period of time not to exceed five (5) school days, will be imposed by the building principal for instances of serious student misconduct that is not in compliance with District policy or procedure, is disruptive to the educational process, or infringes upon the rights, property, health, or safety of others. The Superintendent may extend the suspension an additional ten (10) school days. In the event the Board of Trustees determines that it would be detrimental to other students' health, welfare, or safety for a suspended student to return to school, the Board may extend the temporary suspension for an additional five (5) school days. Days absent due to suspension from school will be counted as part of the days missed before losing credit for a course and make-up work will not be allowed for credit. A student will not be permitted at school activities or in or around school buildings during a suspension (See Student Suspension policy #3355).

    TARDINESS: Attendance and promptness are important to the achievement of students and to successful teaching. When students are tardy their mastery of knowledge and skills is hampered.

    TESTING PROGRAMS: Students with a documented disability may be permitted to test with appropriate accommodations. State Testing is conducted in the fall and spring of each academic year. In order to graduate from High School, students must meet proficiency cut scores determined by the State of Idaho.

    TRANSFERS: School District policy #3010 Open Enrollment governs student transfers within the District as well as from outside the District. A brief description of the policy is listed below, but does not cover all aspects. For complete information regarding the policy please check the District website at or contact your counselor or school principal.

    • Students may apply to transfer to a school within the District other than the one which serves their attendance area. Transfers to a school outside the student's regular attendance area must be approved by the receiving school principal and superintendent/designee based on conditions stated in the Open Enrollment policy #3010. Parents of students who apply and are accepted for transfer to a school or program outside the regular attendance area are responsible for transportation or their child to the new school.
    • Application Procedure: Open Enrollment application forms may be picked up from any school in the District. Applications must be submitted to the receiving school’s principal prior to February 1st for enrollment during the following school year. The applicant will be notified of whether the application was approved or disapproved by the receiving school principal. Transfer students must reapply annually for enrollment.
    • Athletic Participation Restriction: Students applying for transfer may be prohibited from participating in interscholastic athletics or activities for a period of 365 days from the initial date of transfer enrollment.

    TRUANCY: Truancy is considered to be any absence from class without knowledge and permission of the student’s parent and/or school authorities; leaving school without permission, after reporting to school; leaving class without permission; or absences, with approval of parents, which are excessive and/or interfere with the student's educational program. Consequences for truancy are outlined in the Attendance policy #3050)

    VISITORS: Students from other schools are not permitted to visit Bonneville District students during school hours. If a student is thinking about attending one of the schools and would like to visit the campus, they are welcome if arrangements have been made with the administration and they are accompanied by a parent.

    • All visitors must check in at the school office and sign the visitors log before proceeding (See School Visitations policy #3557).
    • Visitors who do not check into the office may be trespassed from Rocky Mountain’s campus.

    WITHDRAWING FROM SCHOOL: Students who are transferring to another school or who are withdrawing from school must obtain a check out sheet which must be completed by the student. Any student who does not formally withdraw from school will not be readmitted until a hearing is held with the student's parents and the principal or designee.


Course Descriptions
Traditional High Schools
Bonneville Online High School
Lincoln High School
Technical Careers High School
Black Canyon Middle School
Praxium Mastery Academy
Rocky Mountain Middle School
Sandcreek Middle School