Safety and Respect
At Island Park we are SAFE, RESPECTFUL, AND RESPONSIBLE!
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a school-wide system of support that includes positive strategies for defining, teaching, supporting, and acknowledging appropriate behaviors.
PBIS ensures a safe, positive, predictable, and consistent school environment.
We are committed to establishing a learning environment that is safe and fosters optimal learning opportunities for all of our students. One of our main goals is to help develop responsible and independent citizens who can recognize choices, think about consequences (good or bad) and base their actions on that information. This Code of Conduct sets a standard to guide that process. It includes, but is not limited to the following expectations.
Firearms on School Premises
Any elementary or secondary school student who is determined to have carried a firearm onto, or to have possessed a firearm on, or to have displayed a firearm look-alike in a malicious way on public elementary or secondary school premises, public school provided transportation, or areas of facilities while being used exclusively by public schools, shall be expelled from school for not less that one year as required under RCW 28A.600.420. Such expulsions shall continue unless modified pursuant to the applicable hearing provisions of CH 10-40 WAC/. Please see Board Policy 3241 and 3241P for the most current language regarding student discipline.
Threat of Violence Policy
Students must work to resolve conflicts in a positive manner. According to Mercer Island School District Threat of Violence Policy, any student who threatens to harm someone using a weapon will be expelled from school until a psychologist's assessment determines the child is safe to return to school.
We are pleased to offer students access to the district computer network. Access to the network and Internet will enable students to explore thousands of libraries, databases, and bulletin boards while exchanging messages with Internet users throughout the world. Families should be warned that some material accessible via the Internet may contain items that are illegal, defamatory, inaccurate or potentially offensive to some people. To protect student access to objectionable material, filtering software has been activated on the district network. While our intent is to make Internet access available to further educational goals and objectives, students may find ways to access other materials as well. We believe that the benefits to students from access to the Internet, in the form of information resources and collaboration, exceed any disadvantages. For security and administrative purposes the district reserves the right for authorized personnel to review system use and file content. User files and communications are not to be considered private or confidential.
Ultimately parents and guardians of minors are responsible for setting and conveying the standards that their children should follow when using media and information sources. Therefore, we ask your assistance in discussing with your son or daughter the following acceptable use guidelines and student code of conduct statement. Students are responsible for good behavior on school computer networks just as they are in school classrooms. Individual users of the networks are responsible for their behavior and communications over those networks. It is required that students comply with district acceptable use guidelines (Administrative Policy 2022) and he code of conduct statement they have signed below:
Network Code of Conduct
- Be ethical and courteous. Do not send hate, harassing or obscene content; use discriminatory or obscene remarks; or demonstrate other antisocial behaviors.
- Maintain the integrity of files, data, and equipment. Do not modify or copy files/data of other users without their consent. Do not destroy, modify, or abuse the hardware or software in any way.
- Respect intellectual property. Treat information created by others as the private property of the creator. Respect copyrights of software (Administrative Policy 2025 and Procedure 2025P) and other materials (for example music, digital images, printed text, and videos).
- Protect the availability of the network for others. Use the network in a way that does not disrupt its use by others.
- Maintain the integrity of the MISD network. Do not develop or introduce viruses, worms, or other programs that potentially damage software components or computer systems.
- Use the MISD Network and the Internet for legitimate educational purposes only. Do not use the network or Internet to access or process inappropriate or obscene material or pictures.
- Do not use the MISD Network for commercial or political purposes.
- Protect the security of any passwords.
- Maintain personal safety when utilizing interactive communication tools, such as wikis or blogs, by not sharing personal information.