After School Procedures

  1. Students may remain after school if they are:
    a. directly involved in a school sponsored activity.
    b. requested to remain by a teacher, guidance counselor or administrator. If so requested, a student must report to the designated area within five minutes after the end of school.
    c. receiving extra help from a teacher or working on a class project.
    d. working appropriately in the computer room or the L.M.C. with teacher supervision.
  2. The gymnasium will be not be open after school, unless a supervised activity is taking place.
  3. After completing after-school commitments, bus students should wait for late buses in designated areas. Non-bus students should leave the school area immediately. Hingham Middle School is not responsible for students remaining at school unless they are participating in a school-sponsored activity.
  4. Late bus runs are provided for all students who have stayed for extra help, disciplinary reasons or participation in extracurricular activities.

Daily Procedures

  1. Students arriving on buses that unload between 7:10-7:20 a.m. will use the gymnasium entrance (doors #3 & 4) and report directly to the cafeteria. All other students will enter the building after 7:20 a.m. using their assigned entrance: 6th graders and 8th graders will enter through the main entrance (doors #1 & 2) and 7th graders will enter through the gymnasium entrance (doors #3 & 4). Students may not leave the school for any reason after arriving unless dismissed to an authorized adult.
  2. Students arriving at school before 7:20 a.m. must report to the cafeteria. Students may report to Guidance, extra help or special areas before 7:20 a.m. if they have obtained a pass the previous day. Students will proceed directly to their homeroom after 7:20 a.m. School begins at 7:30 a.m.
  3. All students must stand during the recitation of The Pledge of Allegiance.
  4. Students must walk directly to their class, keeping to the right while passing in the halls. Loitering, running and horseplay are prohibited in the corridors.
  5. Students are expected to bring proper materials (pencils, pens, books, notebooks, etc.) to all classes. Pens, pencils, and book covers are sold in the main office.
  6. During class time, students are not allowed to be in the corridor without a pass from a teacher.
  7. Students are expected to bring study and reading materials to directed study halls.
  8. Students may not have open beverage containers, etc., in school except at lunch or at the designated snack time, however, reusable, shatter-proof water containers are allowed. Snack time may be held at the discretion of each individual teacher during C Block, or once a day as determined by the teacher.
  9. Gum chewing is not allowed, nor is the unauthorized sale or distribution of gum, candy or other foods.
  10. The school day ends at 2:00 p.m. When students are dismissed they must proceed directly to the bus area or to their after school activity.

Lunchroom Procedures and Policies

By following these procedures and regulations, students will make lunch a positive social experience.

  1. Students will be assigned first, second or third lunch based on their E block room number. This assignment may vary depending on the even or odd day cycle. Students with special health concerns eat first lunch.
  2. Students may bring lunch or purchase a school lunch.
  3. Students buying lunch should line up in single file. Students not buying lunch, but wishing to buy milk, may move to the front of the line.
  4. Borrowing money from other students is discouraged.
  5. Beverages or food may not be carried from the cafeteria. Students who do so will be asked to dispose of the food or drink. Repeated failure to comply will result in removal from the lunchroom or could be considered defiant behavior covered by the Code of Discipline.
  6. No student may leave the cafeteria without permission of a lunchroom supervisor.Students who leave without permission will be referred to the office. Students who must leave the cafeteria for valid reason (lavatory, health office, front office, guidance office) may do so after receiving permission from the lunchroom supervisor.
  7. Students are expected to treat lunchroom supervisors and cafeteria staff with respect and courtesy.
  8. After eating, students are responsible for cleaning their areas and disposing of their lunch remains and eating utensils. When choosing a seat at a particular table in the cafeteria, the student also chooses responsibility for that area and is expected to help clean the area. Failure to do so will result in cafeteria cleaning duty.
  9. Assigned cleaning duty may be for one or several days, depending on the severity of the offense or repetition of the offense. Failure to adhere to assigned cleaning duty will result in action through the Code of Discipline.
  10. Problems resulting when students misbehave will be handled by removing individuals from that table, by assigned seating for a length of time to be determined by the administration and lunchroom supervisors or by removal from the cafeteria for a period of 1 to 3 days.