Student Conduct

Discipline

Merrill rules include the following:

Weapons, fighting, tobacco, alcohol and drugs are prohibited. Respect and cooperation with others must be demonstrated. Swearing and disruptive behaviors will be dealt with in a timely manner. Measures will be taken to ensure the safety and well being of students and faculty. If a student fails to demonstrate responsible, respectful and safe behaviors, further steps will be taken. Severe or continual breaches of discipline can result in a student’s removal from Merrill. Parents will be informed of severe or continual breaches of discipline.

Middle School Discipline Code of Conduct will be posted when available.

Merrill Student Identification & Dress Code

All Merrill students will be expected to wear their school-issued ID cards during school hours. Every student will have his/her picture taken at the beginning of the school year and will receive a Merrill Middle School Student Identification Card. If your student is absent picture day, he or she can have it taken on picture retake day. All students will receive a free ID card regardless of whether or not a picture packet is ordered. If your student misses school pictures, moves into Merrill’s school boundary during the current school year, or loses or damages his or her ID card, a replacement card can be made in the main office and costs just $1.00.

All incoming sixth graders and new students will be given one free lanyard to carry their ID card on. Additional Merrill Lanyards can be purchased for $5.00. Please inquire in the main office about a replacement ID card or Merrill Lanyard.

The recommended attire for Merrill Middle School will include clothing that is clean and modestly covers the body. Students are expected to wear clothing that is appropriate for their age level. Students are specifically not allowed to wear bedroom slippers, roller blades, or shoes with rollers in them, pajamas, midriff shirts, tube tops, spaghetti strap or strapless tops, or low-cut shirts. Pants are to be worn at waistline (no sagging) and student’s undergarments are not to be seen. Students are prohibited from wearing clothing that promotes illegal drug, tobacco, or alcohol use. No gang affiliation. Clothing that displays sexual content or innuendo is prohibited. Students are not to wear hats, bandanas, scarves, headbands around the head or neck, or other head coverings (unless it is a part of religious beliefs or medical reasons) while in the building.

Building Administrators will make the final determination of the appropriateness of the student attire and will work closely with the parent to educate the student of appropriate dress.