To ensure that all students receive quality, uninterrupted instructional time, Ruckel Middle School will not interrupt class time. If parents deliver an item such as lunch money, homework, or soccer shoes, the Front Office will contact the teacher during the last few minutes of class to notify your child. Students may stop by the office to pick up the item between classes.
Middle school is designed to nurture students, yet give them logical consequences that improve academic behaviors and teach responsibility. The good work and study habits that your child develops in middle school have the greatest impact on their grade point average in ninth grade when it really counts. (The Forgotten Middle is available for viewing and downloading at www.act.org/research.)
Balloons and flowers will not be delivered during the school day, but may be picked up at the end of the day. Students riding school buses are not to have helium balloons as they interfere with the driver’s view.
After four tardies or early checkouts per semester, the parent and student will need to meet with Ruckel administration. Subsequent occurrences may result in a discipline referral. It is important to be in class on time when lessons begin and to receive the entire period of instruction. It is imperative that other students’ instruction is not interrupted by tardies and early checkouts.