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Behavior Guidelines

Westborough is dedicated to providing a safe, orderly, and nurturing learning environment for all our students.  We operate under five general rules or expectations.  These are reviewed annually with all students by the principal, assistant principal, and counselors. 

"Student Expectations at Westborough Middle School"

1.  I will respect every student's right to learn and every teacher's right to teach.

2.  I will arrive to class on time and prepared (supplies/assignments).

3.  I will respect everyone and personal/school property.

4.  I will follow directions, without comment, the first time given by an adult.

5.  I will do my best to achieve high grades and display appropriate behavior.

The student/parent handbook contains these five expectations as well as additional rules and procedures for the safe and orderly operation of the school.  This handbook is contained in the student planner/agenda give out to each student at the beginning of the year.  Please familiarize yourself with the handbook.

Some teachers have additional specific rules/procedures for their classrooms.  Students are expected to follow them.

Most student infractions are minor and are resolved with a teacher-student or administrator/counselor-student conference. Part of being a child is making mistakes and learning from them...that is normal.  We are trying to "teach" students how to behave and resolve conflicts, not necessarily punish.  However, persistent misbehavior or serious misbehavior can result in more severe consequences, including a parent-teacher conference, detention, community service, Saturday school, withdrawal of student privileges, restitution, suspension, and expulsion (for illegal behaviors as set by state law).

We are dedicated to making this campus a safe place for students to learn. Anything that makes a student feel unsafe (excessive teasing/bullying, threats, ...) is not allowed and will be dealt with appropriately.

Closed Campus

Westborough has a closed campus.  Students are not permitted to leave campus after arriving to school in the morning without a note presented to the Attendance Secretary. Students who leave campus without permission will be considered truant. 

All visitors must check-in to the main office, sign in, and receive a visitor’s badge. If you are here to pick up a child, be prepared to present ID, and you must be listed on the child’s emergency form!

Bike/ Skateboard/ Rollerblade/ Scooter Policy

Students must walk bikes on and off campus. California state law mandates that children under the age of 18 MUST wear a helmet when cycling. Bicycles should be kept locked in the bike rack near the main office. Rollerblades, skateboards, scooters, . . . are not allowed on campus at any time.

Phones and Electronic Devices

Cell phones are allowed on campus but students may use them only before or after school.  They are not to be used in classes, hallways, or at lunch.  In the event of an emergency a student may always come to the main office to use our phones or call home on their cell phone under the supervision of a staff member.  This is to protect the safety of your child and to limit classroom disruptions.  Violations of this will result in consequences.  Other electronic devices should not be brought to school and are not allowed.  The school assumes no responsibility for electronic devices brought to school.