PTHS Student Handbook 2020-2021


Students who violate any of the rules listed above will be handled on an individual basis by the administration. Consequences may range from verbal reprimand to expulsion. Breakfast In addition to lunch, the Cafeteria offers a breakfast which is served daily from 7:30AM – 7:45AM.

CARE OF SCHOOL PROPERTY The Pontiac Township High School building is one of the finest to be found anywhere. Many compliments are received on its excellent maintenance. The work of the maintenance staff can be greatly aided through the cooperation of the student body. Please observe the following habits: 1. Keep your lockers clean at all times. 2. Pick up the waste paper on the floors in the rooms and corridors and deposit it in the proper receptacles. 3. Use the sidewalks and thoroughly clean your shoes before entering the building. 4. Exercise special care in the washrooms to keep them clean at all times. 5. Do not mark on any school furniture or walls. Be particularly careful with ink. 6. Misuse or tampering with lockers may affect the combination lock. Report all failures of locks that do not function properly to the office. Violations can result in detentions up to suspension for gross acts of vandalism to school property. CLASSROOM PARTIES Permission to organize such parties must be secured from an administrator well in advance of the selected date. COMPUTER/NETWORK/INTERNET USE POLICY Students are encouraged to use the technology devices /network/Internet for educational reasons and educational endeavors. Students, however, must follow the PTHS acceptable use policy. Unacceptable use of technology devices includes, but is not limited to, the following: 1. Using the technology devices/network/Internet for any illegal activity, including, but not limited to violation of copyright or other contracts transmitting any material in violation of any US or State regulation; 2. Unauthorized downloading of software, regardless of whether it is copyrighted or devised; 3. Downloading copyrighted material for other than personal use; 4. Using the technology devices/network/Internet for private financial or commercial gain; 5. Wastefully using resources, such as file space on a technology device network/Internet; 6. “Hacking” or gaining unauthorized access to resources of entities; invading the privacy of individuals; or other unlawful activities of minors; 7. Using another user’s account and password without permission; 8. Posting material authorized or created by another without his/her consent; 9. Posting anonymous messages or material; 12. While on the technology devices/network/Internet; accessing, submitting, posting, publishing, or displaying any defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, obscene, sexually oriented, threatening, racially offensive, harassing, gang related, illegal, bullying or inappropriate material or messages. 13. Using the technology devices/network/Internet while access privileges are suspended or revoked; 14. Downloading any form of instant messenger and/or communicating with or thru any form of instant messenger or texting application; 15. Using e-mail, chat rooms, and other forms of direct electronic communications for purposes other than directly relating to classroom assignments; 16. Security- Technology devices/Network/Internet security is a high priority. If the user can identify a security problem on the technology device/network/Internet, the user must notify a teacher or the Principal. Do not demonstrate the problem to other 10. Posting or using of any personal information to the technology devices/network/Internet; 11. Using the technology devices/network/Internet for commercial or private advertising;

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