Congratulations to Mrs. Amelia McKie, School Improvement Council (SIC) Chairperson, and other members of our SIC for their role in helping RV's SIC to be named as one of the seven state 2014 Honor Roll Finalists for the SC-SIC Riley Award, which recognizes significant efforts to foster civic engagement in public education.
Changing Discipline Policies
Spring Semester 2014
The administrative team at Ridge View High has chosen to update a few discipline policies, in order to better serve our student population. To that end, we have initiated the following changes, which will take effect at the beginning of the Spring Semester on Thursday, January 16, 2014:
1. 1 Hour vs. 3 Hours
We have decided to decrease the number of detention hours for minor violations, from three hours to one hour. Failure to serve accrued will result in more severe consequences.
2. Escalation Protocols
The escalation protocol for consequences is as follows:
ASD (1 hour)
SWD (3 hours) – All served on the same Saturday, from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
ISS = In School Suspension
OSS = Out of School Suspension
RFE = Recommendation for Expulsion
ASD will be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. This will allow students more flexibility in serving ASD hours, and will reserve SWD for other violations, such as Dress Code and Profanity.
3. Electronic Communication Devices (ECDs)
Students may not wear headphones or earbuds while moving between locations on campus. Students are also reminded that they may not use ECDs to capture audio, video, or still images of anyone while on campus or events without express permission granted in advance. Students are reminded that they may not use ECDs in restrooms, locker rooms, or changing areas at any time. Violations of this policy may result in a recommendation for expulsion.
If you have questions regarding these policy changes, then please contact Allen Upchurch, Assistant Principal, at email@example.com, or via telephone at (803) 699-2999 extension 234.