Code of Conduct

After-The-Bell Code of Conduct

  • Safety
  • Respect
  • Self-Discipline
Rules of Behavior and Consequences
Upon registering for After-The-Bell, all students and parents agree to this Code of Conduct. It covers how all students must behave in order to attend After-The-Bell.These rules apply for all hours. They apply to all locations, at the Middle School, at off-site activities,and on any bus.

All students must behave safely and with respect to all volunteers, staff and other students.

At the beginning of each cycle, the staff will meet with students in the cafeteria to explain our behavioral expectations. This group discussion will ensure that the students understand that they must listen to and follow instructions from the facilitators, and staff, and that they always speak in a respectful manner to adults and fellow students. Students are informed that all Kennett Middle School rules regarding behavior and respect are also in effect at After-The-Bell.

The cornerstones of our Code of Conduct are safety, respect, and self-discipline. We promote safety, show respect, and learn self –discipline through our language and our treatment of and by others.
No warnings for individual instances of misbehavior will be issued. The first time a student misbehaves his/her parents will be contacted and he/she may be dismissed from the program immediately. The decision to allow the student to return during the current cycle or for any future cycle will be determined by the staff of After-The-Bell. Staff may also decide that the student must participate in different activities geared to promoting proper behavior. If these changes in activities are not acceptable to the student or parents, the child always has the option of withdrawing from the program for the current cycle.
The following are examples of behaviors which will cause students to be dismissed from After-The Bell Program immediately!
  • Inappropriate language such as lying, put-downs, bad language, swearing, threats, name-calling, or any language which could be construed as bullying or could cause emotional injury to students, staff, or volunteers.
  • Inappropriate actions which may cause injury to people or property. This will include insulting gestures, throwing objects at others, pushing, fighting, stealing, and destroying property.
  • Showing disrespect by ignoring, disobeying, talking back, or being sarcastic to volunteers or staff.
  • Disruptive behavior in the cafeteria, the halls,onside and offsite activities, or on the bus, which may include continuing to talk when asked to quiet down, continuous and intentional interruption of a volunteer, a member of the staff, or another student.
  • Showing disrespect by using cell phones,MP3 players,or other digital device.
  • Disrespect of school property, such as touching the teacher’s desk, whiteboard, books, displays or equipment.
After-The-Bell is a completely voluntary and free after-school program that is provided by volunteers and community donations parents may choose at any time to remove a child from the program children are expected to behave in a safe and respectful manner when attending After-The-Bell. If a child breaks any rules, parents will be contacted by the staff. Any child may then be dismissed from his/her choice of activity and/or the entire program for misbehavior.