Rock Island High School has updated the Detention Policy to better communicate the consequences and recourse when a student has received detention. For more information on actions that result in a detention, please review the RIMSD Code of Conduct >>
Questions regarding the Detention Policy can be directed to the Dean’s Office, 309-793-5950.
Detention Policy Overview:
2 opportunities each day.
Before School [7:00a–8:00a]
After School [3:45p–4:15p]
• Detention time can be served before and after school Monday through Friday.
• We no longer have Saturday School.
• Students have until Friday afternoon of the week detention is assigned to serve.
• Students who are assigned detention on a Friday will have until the next Friday to serve.
In School Suspension (ISS)
• If a student has not served their detention by the deadline, he/she will receive 1 day ISS.
• Students who are placed in ISS twice in one quarter will lose extracurricular privileges for the quarter.
• Students who are absent from school during ISS will regain privileges once ISS has been served.
• Students who skip ISS or get dismissed will receive 2 day Out of School Suspension (OSS) and loss of privileges for the quarter.
Out of School Suspension (OSS) / Alternative to Suspension (ATS)
• Students who receive OSS or ATS will lose their privileges for the quarter.
Boosts are opportunities for students to regain privileges. Students who participate will eliminate one ISS placement.
- Example #1: Student who was placed in ISS twice takes advantage of a boost opportunity. As a result, one of the ISS’s is eliminated, making the student eligible to participate in or attend school events.
- Example #2:
Student who was placed in ISS 3 times in the same quarter takes advantage of a boost opportunity. As a result, one of the ISS’s is eliminated. The student will have 2 ISS’s remaining, and will have to wait for the next “boost” opportunity to regain eligibility.
2 opportunities each day.
Before School [7:00a – 8:00a]
After School [3:45p – 4:15p]
Saturdays will be used as “boosts” (chance to regain eligibility), done 2x each quarter.
Q: What counts as a skip?
A: If a student has not served all assigned detention time by Friday afternoon of the current week, student will receive a skip.
Q: When do my skips start over?
A: At the beginning of each quarter. (October 19th, January 5th, March 29th)
Q: How much time can I serve before or after school?
A: (7:00a–8:00a) before school. 7:30 is the cutoff for students to sign in (3:45p–4:15p) after school. Students must be signed in by 3:45p
Q: Where can I serve detention?
A: Location for A.M detention– Small Theater; Location for P.M detention‐ Cafeteria.
Q: If I receive a detention, can I participate/attend a school event during the same week?
A: Yes. However, if a student has been placed in ISS for a second time, he/she loses extracurricular privileges for the quarter.
Q: If I receive an ISS, can I participate/attend a school event during the same week?
A: Yes, as long as student has served his/her ISS. If school event precedes day scheduled for ISS, he/she may still participate/attend.
Q: What if I get ISS a second time?
A: Students who receive ISS a second time lose their eligibility for the quarter.
Q: How can I regain privileges/eligibility?
A: As long as student has served all assigned ISS, they will be able to serve a Boost Day. If a student didn’t serve all assigned ISS, student won’t be able to serve a Boost Day.
Q: Does attending enrichment, or credit recovery on Saturday count as serving detention?
Q: What if I get Out of School Suspension (OSS) or Alternative to Suspension (ATS)?
A: Students who receive OSS or ATS will lose privileges for the quarter.
Q: Can I serve a Boost Day if I receive OSS or ATS?
A: Students who receive ATS may serve a Boost Day. Students who receive OSS may not. Note: ISS and OSS students must return to school with a parent in order to return to class.
Q: What does RIHS consider extracurricular privileges?
A: Anything outside the regular curriculum or program of courses at RIHS. Examples: playing sports for RIHS, attending RIHS events, participating in clubs at RIHS, being an office runner, school ambassador.
Q: If I’m not eligible to attend school events, can I attend with a parent?
Q: If I’m not eligible to play my sport, can I still practice and/or travel with the team?
A: No. Once a student has lost eligibility, he/she is no longer part of the team. If eligibility is reinstated with a boost opportunity, he/she may return to the team with permission from the head coach.