Maintaining the appearance of our facilities is the joint responsibility of all members of the community.
- Everyone is responsible for disposing of litter properly whether it is one’s own, or someone else’s. We must all work together to care for the space we share.
- Food consumption is limited to the Levinger-Poole Commons and patio. Students are responsible for cleaning up after eating.
- Backpacks, books, and other belongings should be kept in one’s locker or hung-up.
- Backpacks should not be left lying around classrooms, stairwells, or hallways.
- Advisor Groups, on a rotating basis, are responsible for cleaning the LPC at the conclusion of each lunch period.
Conduct Outside EPS
In the event a student’s behavior outside the community (and beyond the jurisdiction of the school regarding disciplinary response) reflects negatively on the reputation of the school or negatively impacts another member of the school community, the Head of School reserves the right to review the student’s standing in the community. The decision about the action to be taken rests with the Head of School, and ranges from simple censure to expulsion. This policy includes online behavior as well as cyber-bullying, whether between EPS community members, or from community members about EPS.
In our school community, students are expected to respect speakers, teachers, classmates, or others leading meetings. Rudeness, unkindness, or malicious behavior—either physical or verbal—will not be tolerated. This includes behavior in assemblies, classrooms, during lunch, on school transportation, and all extra-curricular activities.
The goal of the Dress Code is to foster an environment conducive to learning. The Dress Code applies to all school functions, including dances. Some Dress Code guidelines are presented below, but all decisions regarding Dress Code violations are at the sole discretion of the faculty, staff, and administration.
Clothing should be appropriate for a school and a learning environment. Clothing should be free of offensive, sexually suggestive, violent, drug/alcohol references, or other such content that is detrimental to the learning environment.
Footwear is required at all times.
Dress for PE classes (including sports practicing during the school day) requires: (1) an EPS shirt, (2) athletic shorts or pants, and (3) supportive athletic shoes approved by the instructor. Jeans, cargo shorts, or any other non-athletic apparel is not permitted. An EPS sweatshirt is optional. Proper dress is required for each day of PE class to earn credit for the course.
Drugs, Alcohol, and Smoking
The use or possession of drugs, alcohol, and/or tobacco/vaping products is prohibited
Students wishing to raise funds for outside organizations may do so only after obtaining expressed permission from the Division Head. Under no circumstance will students be permitted to use the EPS campus, email accounts, or other school resources for personal profit.
At EPS, all of us have the right to expect that we will be accepted and respected by our peers and teachers.
Verbal teasing or bullying is harassment and will not be tolerated in any form. Students are responsible for relating to their peers in a respectful manner and for reporting any form of harassment that cannot be solved among themselves to an adult.
Any form of harassment (including sexual harassment) whether verbal, physical, or visual, is a violation of respect and is strictly prohibited. All individuals have the right to be allowed to work and study in an environment free from harassment and unwelcome sexual overtures.
Sexual harassment refers to behavior that is not welcome or is personally offensive. It may include conduct such as (1) demands for sexual favors, (2) pressure for sexual activity, (3) offensive, unwanted physical contact such as hugging, patting, pinching, or brushing against another’s body, or (4) offensive or unwanted sexually suggestive verbal “kidding,” jokes, or abuse.
If an individual becomes aware of harassment of any kind, whether it be specific and personal, or general (undermining our culture of respect rather than directed at a specific person), the student should communicate immediately with a faculty, staff, or administrator of the school. Any such complaint must be specific and should include all relevant information so that the school may conduct a thorough investigation. All faculty and staff are required to report such complaints to the Head of School. The school will investigate the complaint. Upon conclusion of the investigation, the school will act to remedy the situation. The school will not tolerate any retaliation against a student who files a complaint or participates in an investigation of another’s complaint. However, anyone who makes a false claim of harassment will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including expulsion.
Eastside Prep provides lockers for student use as well as smaller lockers in the PE changing rooms. Students will be assigned a regular locker at the beginning of the year (locks are optional) and a PE locker when involved in either PE class or athletics (locks are required). The combinations must be turned into the main office for future reference in case combinations are forgotten or lockers need to be accessed in an emergency. Lockers should be kept clean and no permanent markings, stickers, adhesives, etc. should be placed in or on the lockers.
Property Rights of Others
Absolute respect for the property rights of others and the school is expected of all members of the community. Stealing, vandalism, or unauthorized “borrowing” will not be tolerated and will result in disciplinary action.
The use or possession of any weapon or anything that may be used as a weapon, including but not limited to small pocketknives, is prohibited.