Rules & Conduct

Guidelines for success:
  • Always try
  • Be responsible
  • Cooperate with others
  • Do your personal best
  • Treat other people and property with respect

Cell Phones

Technology is a wonderful tool and has made communication much faster; however, it can cause a variety of distractions for students during
the school day.

It is the policy of Fairview to disallow cell phones or any other personal communication devices from 7 a.m. to 2:05 p.m.:

  • Parents may reach students in an emergency by calling the school.
  • Students may also place phone calls between classes or at lunch in the office.
  • Students having a device visible and/or which causes a disruption during school, will have it confiscated and it will
    ONLY be returned to the parent.

Parental support of these policies is appreciated.

Electronic Devices

The use of electronic devices, such as , MP3s, iPods, cameras, handheld games, DVD players, etc. are not permitted at Fairview, due to the disruption they cause.

These personal items are expensive and can be misplaced, lost, or stolen. We encourage students to keep these items at home.

A student who has such a device visible at school will have that item confiscated, and it will ONLY be returned to parent or guardian. Repeated incidents will be considered defiance.

Drugs, Alcohol or Tobacco

It is illegal to possess, use or being under the influence of:

  • Any drugs
  • Tobacco or alcohol

Students involved with this face a long-term suspension, potential loss of credit and police action.

Dress Code

Students are expected to dress in a modest and respectful manner. Clothing should in no way distract from or disrupt the learning process
(District policy 3224 (pdf)).

The following dress code items are prohibited for all school-related events and activities*:

  • Hats, bandannas, sweatbands, or any type of head covering
  • Tank tops with less than 2 inch straps
  • Tops with a low neckline that expose cleavage
  • Tops that expose the midriff
  • Any clothing considered revealing 
  • Visible undergarments or undergarments used as outerwear
  • Skirts, dresses, and shorts shorter than fingertip length when arms are straight along side of the body--Slits in skirts must go no higher than fingertip length.
  • Sagging pants: All pants/skirts must be secured at the waist and worn no lower than the top of the hipbone.
  • Yoga pants/leggings/compression pants must be covered.
  • Holes in pants above fingertip length or large holes in shirts
  • Slippers (unless hard outer soled) or pajamas
  • Bare feet
  • Capes, blankets, or sunglasses
  • Chains or sharp/studded ornaments/clothing
  • Face/body painting, drawing on the body, or excessive makeup
  • Inappropriate attire/items depicting weaponry, alcohol, tobacco, drugs, sexual themes, racism, obscenity, or gang-related activity
  • Any item that disrupts the educational process

*The Administration reserves the right to make the final decision on the appropriateness of student dress.

A student who continues to wear clothing that is unacceptable will be considered in defiance of school policy.

Weapons Policy

Any student who brings a firearm, dangerous weapon, or explosive devices to school or a school-sponsored event will automatically be expelled from school for a period of not less than one year.

When a student is expelled, he or she may not attend any other State of Washington public school. This will occur regardless of the intention for possession of the firearm, regardless of whether the firearm is loaded.

It is absolutely critical that parents take responsibility for all firearms kept in the home and see that their children understand the seriousness of guns at school.

A weapon may include mace, pepper spray, knives (including pocket knives), look-alike weapon, such as a play gun, and other items that can be used as weapons, such as nunchucks, screwdrivers or hair picks