Middle School Handbook

This section is supplemental to the Student Handbook. Information found in Student Handbook applies to Middle School unless specified.



  • Attendance: Buses arrive at 8:50 and school starts promptly at 9:00 AM. Students who arrive after 9:00 will be considered tardy. Breakfast will not be served past 9:00 so that classes may begin at 9:15. The only exception is if a bus arrives late we will then make accommodations. If a student does arrive late to school, he or she must go to the office and get a pass. Three tardies count as one unexcused absence.


  • Classwork/ Homework: Learning is priority. If a students chooses not to complete homework or classwork, they may be asked to come in for extended hours to complete missing assignments/ assessments. If additional support is needed, they need to let a staff member know. We want all students to be successful.


  • Fidgets: Unless identified in an individual plan (IEP/504) will not be allowed. This means no spinners, no cubes, no putty/slime or anything of the sort.


  • Lockers: We will provide a combination lock for all students. Students should not share their combination with any other student or share lockers. Students are responsible for their own belongings in their locker. If a student loses the school lock, it will be $5.00 for a replacement. No personal locks will be allowed.


  • Backpacks: Should be kept in a student’s locker for the entire day. Students will not be allowed to have backpacks at lunch, in the hallway, or in class. This is a safety concern.


  • Coats/Jackets: Coats and jackets must be kept in the student’s locker for the entire day. School issued sweatshirts and crew neck gray sweatshirt can be used if cold. No Hoodies in the classroom.


  • Phones/ Headphones: While we understand that you may want your child to carry a cell phone so they can contact you outside of school, our policy is that students may not use or possess cell phones at school under any circumstance. If a student brings a cell phone to school, it must be turned off and and put in their locker for the school day. Other electronic devices, such as ear pods, music players, stereos, and video games should not be brought to school for any reason. Any electric device that is being used during school, and is not authorized will be confiscated by Stonebridge staff and turned in to the School Director. The first time the phone will be returned to the student at the end of the day. Going forward phones will only be returned to a parent or guardian by Stonebridge Admin. Progressive disciple will be considered. Stonebridge World School is not responsible for lost or stolen items.


  • Tardies: If a student is late, they should enter quietly, respectfully, and find their seat quickly. They will be marked “tardy- unexcused” if they do not have a pass from staff. After the second class tardy the Scholar Success Coach will be notified and will call parents. If a student continues to demonstrate frequent tardiness the following can occur: parent conference, loss of privileges (ability to participate in after school activities, field trips, detention etc.)


  • Classroom Engagement: Our expectations are that students are in class on time and fully participate in what the teacher has planned for the day.


  • Passes/ Calendar: Students in the hall during scheduled class time must have a hall pass with them. The goal is to promote students being in class and not missing instruction. Students are issued a book of 10 personal passes each quarter. Students have adequate time during passing times to go the bathroom, drinking fountain and locker.


  • Alcohol/ Drugs/ Tobacco/ Vaporizers/Weapons: Possession and/or use of alcohol, drugs, tobacco, or weapons on the premises or at school activities is prohibited. Being under the influence of intoxicating beverages or drugs is prohibited at school or at any school activity. Any student found in violation will be suspended according to district policy and referred to other school support staff.
  • Selling Products in School: Student to student selling of products or food for personal profit from lockers is prohibited.


  • Technology: Students will follow all school and classroom policies, procedures and guidelines when using technology. They need to sign and understand Technology Agreement before receiving school technology.


  • Gender Inclusion Policy: States that all students deserve respectful and inclusive learning environments that value students’ gender identity and expression. The policy will be reviewed with students in advisory with discussion centering on dress, access to facilities, names and pronouns (see policy on website).


  • Lunch:Students will have approximately 20 minutes for lunch and be eating in the cafeteria with time to socialize with friends. No phones are allowed at lunch (or anywhere during the school day).


  • Communication: Middle school students will be bringing home monthly updates on the last Friday of the month. Please ask your student for these updates. Parents may leave messages for teachers on their voicemail number. If you are signed up in the school portal you may communicate with teachers through Infinite Campus (for assistance signing up please call the office).


Middle School Uniform Guidelines 6-8





  Acceptable Not Acceptable
Pants/ Skirts Pants, joggers, leggings, sweatpants


Jeans (minor rips and tears okay)


Shorts/ skirts (mid-thigh or longer)

Visible logos


Large rips, tears, shreds, destruction, or fading on jeans/pants


See-through style leggings


Oversized pants/sweatpants


Short shorts/short skirts






Solid dark grey sweatshirts or sweaters


School Issued T-Shirt and Sweatshirts




Non- School logos



Crocs, High tops

Ugg style boots, ankle boots, dress shoes/ boots

Sandals, heels, flip flops

hiking boots,


Boots (winter boots may be worn to school and left in lockers during the day)


Knee high boots

Jewelry & Accessories Small, simple & non-distracting, solid color hijab or headband Hats, scarves or bandanas





The Responsive Classroom program integrates what students need to learn with what we know about how they need to learn. There are seven principles critical to the success of The Responsive Classroom approach.


  • Success in the classroom requires an equal amount of attention to both social as well as academic curriculum.
  • How students learn is of equal importance to what they learn, indicating a need for a balance between teacher-directed learning and student-initiated learning.
  • Students learn the most when they are interacting with each other socially.
  • Students need to operate within a social context that includes practicing key skills summed up by acronym CARES; cooperation, assertion, responsibility, empathy, and self-control.
  • In order to be successful in teaching, its critical to know as much as possible about the students; individually, culturally, and developmentally.
  • As it is critical to know the students, it is as important to know the students’ families and involve them in all aspects of their children’s education.
  • Good relationships between teachers, and with other academic and administrative staff, can be as important as the quality of any one teacher, because the students are constantly watching how the adults that surround them behave.


Homework: Students should be writing homework and assignment due dates in their iPad calendar. Each night, students should check their calendar to make sure they have done all their homework, and families can check on work assigned each day.


Conferences: Twice a year teachers will formally meet with students and families. Conferences are student lead and focused on academic progress and goal seating. Goal setting increases motivation, self awareness, self-management, and decision- making skills. If a family feels that more conferences are needed, make arrangements with classroom teacher.

Grades: Student grades will be posted and updated on Infinite Campus. Final grades and report cards will be mailed home quarterly.


Standards Definition
4 – Exceed Expectations 3 – Meets Expectations 2 – Partially Meets Expectations 1 – Does Not Meet Expectations
90-100% 70-89% 60-69% 59% and below


Academic Criteria Policy for Athletic Participation:

Students receiving less than a “2” in any class at any time will go on “academic support”. Coaches and teachers will communicate sharing if a student athlete is failing. The coach will notify the primary contact, and the student will be on “academic support”. The student will not be able to play until considered in “good standing”. The student will have access to support services directed by the coach and instructor. A student will be considered in “good standing” when there are no 1’s on their grade report. At this point the student will be off “academic support”.


























All students have the right to an education and the right to learn. Disciplinary policies shall be enforced within the general guidelines as set forth in the Events Levels1-4.These guidelines describe the various administrative actions that may be taken for infractions of the law and the school district’s standards of behavior.


Student Responsibilities

All students have the responsibility:

  1. For their behavior and for knowing and obeying all school rules, regulations, policies, and procedures;
  2. To attend school daily, except when excused, and to be on time to all classes and other school functions;
  3. To complete the courses of study prescribed by the state and local school authorities;
  4. To make necessary arrangements for making up work when absent from school;
  5. To assist the school staff in maintaining a safe school for all students;
  6. To be aware of all school rules, regulations, policies, and procedures, including those in this policy, and to conduct themselves in accord with them;
  7. To assume that until a rule or policy is waived, altered, or repealed, it is in full force and effect;
  8. To be aware of and comply with federal, state, and local laws;
  9. To volunteer information in disciplinary cases should they have any knowledge relating to such cases and to cooperate with school staff as appropriate;
  10. To respect and maintain the school’s property and the property of others; K. To dress and groom in a manner which meets standards of safety and health and common standards of decency and which is consistent with applicable school policy;
  11. To avoid inaccuracies in student newspapers or publications and refrain from indecent or obscene language;
  12. To conduct themselves in an appropriate physical or verbal manner; and N. To recognize and respect the rights of others.


The complete 510 Student Conduct and Disciple Policy is available on the Stonebridge World School Website.



Display of Affection

We ask that students refrain from intimate behavior (kissing, embracing, hugging, etc.). Teachers and other staff members are instructed to correct students if their behavior is not acceptable.


Anti- Harassment

To maintain a learning and working environment that is safe and secure, and where students and employees are treated with respect and dignity. Stonebridge World School will strive to ensure that no student or employee will be subject to offensive or degrading remarks or conduct. Such behaviors include inappropriate remarks on conduct related to a student’s or employee’s race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, or status with regard to public assistance. (see full policy on school website)



Bullying is “unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-aged that involves a real or perceived power differential, is repeated over time, and is harmful.”  This can be for face to face, social media, or any other method. If a student feels they are a victim of bullying, they should report it to a staff member. (see full policy on school website)


Defacing breaking or destroying school property will be addressed through the school displine policy.