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TLA Student Handbook

NARCOTICS, DRUGS AND ALCOHOL & WEAPONS/ASSAULTS ON SCHOOL PROPERTY (ACT 167)

TLC Director will immediately suspend a student who on school grounds sells, is under the influence of, uses, possesses or aids in the procurement of narcotics, restricted drugs (including marijuana or any materials purported to be such) and alcohol during a time school is in session, or any time during a school activity. “Narcotics” includes opiates, hallucinogenic substances, marijuana, barbiturates, heroin, morphine, alcohol, tranquilizers, amphetamines, glue and other solvent-containing substances and those substances listed by schedule in the controlled substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act. When such action is taken, the student’s parent or guardian will be notified immediately by a telephone call.

WEAPONS/ASSAULTS ON SCHOOL PROPERTY (ACT 167)

If a student possesses a weapon on school property or on a school bus, it is a misdemeanor of the first degree. A weapon is defined as any knife, cutting instrument, firearm, shotgun, rifle, or any other tool, instrument, or look-alike capable of inflicting serious bodily injury or fear of injury. Aggravated assault includes intentionally or knowingly causing or attempting to cause bodily injury to any student or  employee of the school. A first offense is classified as a misdemeanor of the first degree, and a second offense, as a felony of the third degree. Any weapons violation must be reported and could result in an expulsion from school.

THE PILLARS OF HONOR

What do these four pillars of honesty, respect, responsibility, and trust mean to us at TLC?

Honesty:

·       Exercising daily commitment to truthful thoughts and actions.

·       Bringing honor to oneself by acting and speaking truthfully and sincerely.

Respect:

·       A commitment to be tolerant of others, their views and values. It means having high regard for one’s own well-being, as well as that of others.

·       A commitment to behaving respectfully.

·       Attending all classes on time, contributing to discussions, meeting academic deadlines, and performing to the best of one’s ability.

·       Extending thoughtfulness and understanding to others.

Responsibility:

·       Commitment to duty, including assigned duties and those for which one volunteers.

·       An obligation to the ownership of one’s work, deeds, words, and actions.

·       Personal accountability to do the right thing.

·       Taking action against wrongdoing, despite peer pressure, fear, loyalty, or compassion.

Trust:

·       Faith that others will act in a forthright manner.

·       Reliance on the integrity, ability, and character of others.

·       A mutual relationship between students and faculty that enhances the learning environment.

“I hope I shall always possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.” – George Washington

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