Code of Conduct

Student behavior will be held to the standard of the Law of God, as expressed summarily in the two great commandments and in the Ten Commandments.

 

While each individual is responsible for his/her own behavior, those in positions of authority (the teachers and administrators of the school) will work with the student in keeping with the Larger Catechism, 129:

 

It is required of superiors, according to that power they receive from God, and that relation wherein they stand, to love, pray for, and bless their inferiors: to instruct, counsel, and admonish them; countenancing, commending, and rewarding such as do well, and discountenancing, reproving, and chastising such as do ill; protecting and providing for them all things necessary for soul and body; and by grave, wise, holy and exemplary carriage, to procure glory to God, honor to themselves so to preserve that authority which God hath put upon them.

Of the students, the following is expected:

 

  • The honor which inferiors owe to their superiors is, all due reverence in heart, word, behavior; prayer and thanksgiving for them; imitation of their virtues and graces; willing obedience to their lawful commands and counsels; due submission to their corrections; fidelity to, defense and maintenance of their persons and authority, according to their several ranks, and the nature of their places; bearing with their several ranks, and the covering them, in love, so that they may be an honor to them and to their government. Larger Catechism, 127

 

  • Attitudes and behavior to be avoided by students include: The sins of inferiors against their superiors are, all neglect of the duties required toward them; envying at, contempt of, and rebellion against their persons and places, in their lawful counsels, commands and corrections; cursing, mocking, and all such refractory and scandalous carriage, as proves a shame and dishonor to them and their government. Larger Catechism, 128

 

  • Students will always be on their honor to do their work according to the rules of the assignment.

 

  • Students are not permitted to use cell phones or other electronic devices capable of recording or providing information (dedicated calculators excepted) in class. A ringing or vibrating phone will be confiscated and only returned to the parent. If used for cheating, the phone will be permanently confiscated, and all student phones will be banned from the building.

Uniform Requirements for K4-6th Grade

 

Girls:
Jumpers, Skirts, Uniform Dresses or Pants - black, gray, khaki, or navy (skirts
must be no more than 2 inches above the knee).


Leggings may be worn under the skirts/dresses - white, black, gray, or navy.

 

Please wear leggings or shorts under skirts/dresses on Fridays for PE.

 

Shirts - white, black, navy, maroon, or gray polo shirts or collared button down.

 

 

Boys:

Pants or Shorts - black, navy, khaki, or gray.

 

Shirts - white, black, navy, maroon, or gray polo shirts or collared button down.

 

 

All:
Shoes - black, white, or gray in any style. Black or white socks must be worn.

 

Please wear athletic style shoes on Fridays for PE.

 

Sweaters/Sweatshirts - black, white, gray, navy, or maroon. Please no logos on
clothing except for LPS sweatshirts or t-shirts.

 

LPS t-shirts may be worn on Fridays.

Cheating Policy for Secondary School

If a teacher discovers that a student has plagiarized on a paper or cheated on a test, the student will be given an F for that trimester’s grade in that class. We accept Webster’s definition of plagiarism: “The appropriating and putting forth as one’s own ideas, language, or designs of another.” Any source used must be credited. Students need to realize that teachers can and do search the internet to find sources the students may illegitimately use. Less severe, but still painful, penalties will be applied to cheating in smaller assignments or on quizzes. Being in possession of tests given in previous years and using them to prepare for a test is not permitted. Students are required to follow the rules of any test or assignment. Teachers do not discipline for cheating based upon the testimony of the students. It must be based upon the teacher’s own observation. However, if a student becomes aware of cheating on a paper or a test that the teacher has not observed, we ask that the student report to the teacher that there was cheating, but not to name the offender. The teacher will not ask for the name.

**Particular instructions may be given for situations not covered by these rules.**

 

By accepting enrollment in the school, the student is giving his willing consent to be held to these standards under the ministry of the faculty. Should discipline beyond the verbal prove necessary, the student may expect to be removed from class or sent home.

 

Upon major breaches of the standards or contumacious behavior, the student may, after conference with parents, be suspended or expelled.

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