SCHOOL RULES AND REGULATIONS
School Rules and Regulations
- One of the aims of the Roosevelt College system is proper and adequate education for its students; therefore, any kind of disturbance is disallowed, whether this is caused by students or by outsiders.
- Any visitor who wishes to see or to talk to the professors, instructors, students or employees should first secure permission from the Office of the Dean.
- No student is allowed to entertain visitors or callers in school or its premises at any time.
- During vacant periods, students are required to stay in either the library or the study area to avoid disturbing classes in session.
- Loitering within the campus and in the corridors, especially during class hours, is prohibited.
- Smoking is strictly prohibited in the classrooms, corridors, and stairways.
- Littering, writing on the walls and chairs and all other forms of vandalism are punishable.
- Cleanliness of the school (building, campus, and classrooms) is a sacred duty of every student and constituent of the school.
- Students should be properly and decently attired when attending classes. Earrings and long hair of male students with their ears covered are strictly out of place. Hair coloring is likewise prohibited. This is being done so that our students will not be mistaken for undesirable elements. All students are required to be in their prescribed school uniform.
- Students are required to wear their I.D. at all times upon entering the school campus and to attend classes and other official school functions in the prescribed school uniform.
- All students are expected to give due respect to all school personnel, faculty members, and schoolmates.
- Regularity of attendance and punctuality in classes should be strictly observed not only by students but also by all other personnel of the College Department. A student who incurs more than 20% of the required total number of hours may be dropped from the roll.
- Proper conduct and good behavior are expected from all the students. No one is allowed to enter the school premises while under the influence of liquor or drugs.
- Carrying of firearms and any kind of deadly weapon is strictly prohibited in the College. Accordingly, bags and cars are subject to inspection by the security guards to ascertain that no person brings firearms and deadly weapons into the campus.
- Strikes and helping in rallies, demonstrations, and other concerted activities are strictly prohibited.
- Use of cell phones during class hours is strictly prohibited.
- Students charged because of violations of existing laws or rules and regulations of the Commission on Higher Education or the Roosevelt College shall immediately be dropped from the school rolls.
- All students must help the Administration save and conserve resources through the proper and careful use of all school facilities
- As an educational institution, the school shall open as early as 6:00 A.M. and close at 9:00 P.M. This holds from Monday to Friday. Classes/activities on Saturdays are generally from 7:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M.Personnel who are performing service functions may be allowed inside the campus 30 minutes earlier than 6:00 A.M. or stay 30 minutes later than 9:00 P.M. The campus shall be closed in Sundays and holidays.
- Only employees and students of Roosevelt College are allowed unrestricted entry in the campus during class hours/class days provided they are in proper uniform and have proper identification card.
- Parents/guardians of bonafide students may be allowed inside the campus only after securing a visitor’s pass from the guard. They should be referred to the Guidance Conselor’s Office and must not go directly to the classrooms. Parents/guardians are advised not to bring along infants or children below three years old.
- Students from other units of the Roosevelt College System may be allowed to enter the campus subject to the following conditions:
- They have been invited to attend an official activity.
- They are in proper uniform with ID card of the unit.
- Prior arrangements have been made between the heads of the units.
- All individuals allowed inside the premises shall observe good conduct and proper decorum at all times.
- No student shall be allowed inside the campus during declared suspension of classes on account of inclement weather, civil disturbances, such as transport strike, and other emergencies.
- Individuals whose occupation, profession, or business would necessitate periodic or occasional visits in the school may be allowed entry only after permit is given by the school head.
- No students or groups of students shall be allowed inside the campus to hold rehearsals or similar activities without prior written permission from the school head. Written permission for these people shall be signed by the instructor-in-charge of the activity.
- No religious or political activities shall be held inside the campus without written permission form the school head who will grant the same only upon clearance from school authorities.
- No assembly or meeting of students shall be held inside the campus without a written permission from the school head.
- School facilities such as the gymnasium or the stage, the quadrangle, basketball court, AVR, conference room, library, lobby, classrooms, and grounds may be used only after prior reservation for its use has been made with the school head.
- Computer, science, language, and broadcast studios and laboratories shall be open for use by students during their designated laboratory hours and only in the presence of their instructors. Prior permission from the Directress/Administrative Supervisor and or Dean(s) is needed for use after the designated laboratory hours.
- The school clinic is intended to serve the sick and to attend to medical emergencies. No one is allowed to use it for other purposes.
- No employee or student shall be allowed to take any school property out of the campus without a written authorization from the Directress/Administrative Supervisor.
- Parents, outsiders, students, or students under the influence of liquor or prohibited drugs and/or carrying deadly weapons of any kind are prohibited from entering the school compound at any time.
- No one shall be allowed to stay overnight in the campus except if the activity is part of an approved program and with the approval of the Directress/Administrative Supervisor.
- Only the following vehicles shall be allowed to enter the school campus:
- Vehicles owned by the school
- Vehicles of school officials and employees properly identified with campus sticker
- Vehicles of students properly identified with campus sticker
- Vehicles involved in the conveyance of students and instructors organized as school service, on condition that these vehicles are with campus sticker and with clearance from the school head.
- Vehicles that deliver books, school supplies, canteen merchandise but only during designated delivery time, which is usually from 7:00 – 10:00 A.M. and 1:30 – 4:00 P.M. and at designated areas only
- Family vehicles that are used to take children to and from school with campus sticker
- Delivery vehicles of construction supplies, upon presentation of delivery invoices
- Government vehicles such as those from the Police, Ambulance, Rescue 161, fire trucks, in times of need and emergencies
- Vehicles of DepEd, CHED, and TESDA officials who are on official mission with the school
- Vehicles of guests/visitors during special occasions with prior notice and clearance from the office of the Directress/Administrative Supervisor
- No vehicle shall be allowed overnight parking inside the campus without written permission from the Directress/Administrative Supervisor.
- All vehicles shall observe strictly traffic and parking rules within the campus. Tricycles may be allowed to get in the campus only if with clearance from the Directress/Administrative Supervisor.
- The school reserves the right to eject or evict from the campus anybody who is found to have violated any of these rules and to confiscate a campus sticker from a vehicle if the Directress/Administrative Supervisor deems it appropriate.
SANCTIONS FOR DELINQUENT BEHAVIOR
- Do not bringf food and beverage inside the computer laboratory.
- Observe strict cleanliness at all times. Do not leave used papers and other materials lying around.
- Do not play computer games and use chat rooms unless required by your teacher/instructor/professor for lesson purposes.
- Do not remove or disconnect any labels, parts or cables from the computers.
- Do not relocate or remove computer units and accessories from computer laboratories. These cannot be transferred outside their proper location.
- Do not touch the computer monitor with your finger, ballpen or any object.
- Do not alter the configurations of the laboratory hardware or software.
- Do not attempt to fix your computer unit problems by yourself. Inform or notify your teacher/instructor/professor or assigned technician regarding problems with computers.
- Do not install any software, delete or modify any system files in the computers.
- Always save your file in appropriate storage locations/hardware.
- Speak quietly when inside the computer laboratory especially during application sessions.
- Shut down the computer properly.
- Arrange the chairs in order before leaving the computer laboratory.
- Students are NOT allowed to use the computer laboratory without supervision from teacher/instructor/professor.
- Faculty handling the last period period should ensure that all lights, air conditioning units, and other electrical appliances are all turned off before leaving the computer laboratory.
- ICTO Coordinator/teachers/instructors/professors/technicians/laboratory assistants are all responsible for the strict implementation of these computer laboratory rules and guidelines.
B. INTERNET ACCESS
Students can access the Internet as part of academic exellence within the RCS premises. The Internet is used to support research and other educational needs as part of RCS objectives.
Unacceptable use of Internet are listed below:
- Displaying, storing or transmitting data and images that are offensive, defamatory, pornographic, sanatic and anti-christian, and all other materials that are inapproriate within an educational institution like RCS.
- Transmitting, accessing, downloading or uploading all materials that are harmful, abusive, hateful, degrading, demeaning or defamatory.
- Vandalizing, damaging, disabling or gaining unauthorized access to another person’s property, file, data, or materials.
- On-line game playing and betting.
The use of any ICT devices such as personal PC’s, laptops/pads, or mobile phones must be approved by the ICTO Coordinator and users must abide with all the above guidelines within school premises and at all school hours.
CODE OF CONDUCT
Code of Conduct
RULES AND GUIDELINES IN USING ICT FACILITIES FOR ROOSEVELT COLLEGE EMPLOYEES
- Computer units and peripherals assigned to Roosevelt College Offices are school property and are being managed by the Information Technology Office (ITO).
- As mandated by the school administration, the ITO implements 100% Open Source Technology in the offices covered by the Tertiary Education Division.
- Any suggested software for the use of the office should be with the proper permission from the ITO Coordinator and subject to review and evaluation by the ITO Office and the approval of VP for academics.
- Relocation and removal of computer units and accessories is strictly prohibited. Installed peripheral devices in the office should not be removed or transferred elsewhere.
- Bringing of any ICT facilities or equipment such as computer units and other computer related machines outside school premises is strictly prohibited.
- Do not install any software other than those that are officially installed on your computer for your working convenience.
- The user is responsible for the care and safety of the ICT facilities, especially the machine/s entrusted to him/ her.
- The office head or supervisor must call the attention of any staff member who is misusing ICT facilities in the Roosevelt College System.
- The user must not attempt to fix computer unit problems by himself or herself. The user must inform the technician or supervisor who should report on the problems encountered to the ICT Office.
- Roosevelt College System employees and ITO strictly prohibit the installation and playing of games and online games on school computers.
- The user should be socially and professionally responsible in abiding by these RCS ICT Rules and Guidelines for employees.
- Do not remove or disconnect any labels, parts or cables from the computer assigned to you.
REPORTING OF COMPUTER HARDWARE PROBLEM
Below is the procedure of reporting a computer hardware problem to the ICT Office:
- Fill up the technical service request form.
- This form may be requested from the ITO, or can be downloaded at http://www.rooseveltcollege.edu.ph/downloadables/ictoffice.html
- Submit to the ITO.
USE OF INTERNET
- The Information and Communication Technology Office (ITO) encourages Roosevelt College employees to use the internet as a tool for communication and collaboration among RCS employees. The following are the rules and guidelines for the use of the Internet Facilities of Roosevelt College System.
- Internet Access is made available to all the employees of Roosevelt College System. This is to promote educational excellence by facilitating research, resources sharing, innovation, electronic teaching, and communication. The Internet is to be used in support of research and education and its use should be consistent with the educational objectives of Roosevelt College System.
- Internet access must be used for online communication and collaboration.
- Online gaming is not allowed at all times.
- Downloading, browsing, viewing, accessing, transmitting and uploading of pornographic materials and inappropriate files is strictly not allowed.
USE OF PERSONAL LAPTOP
- RCS employees who use any other ICT devices such as their own PCs, laptops or mobile phones, must abide by the rules and guidelines which apply at all times in the office and during school hours.
ROOSEVELT COLLEGE SYSTEM WEBMAIL
- The Roosevelt College System Webmail facility is powered by GOOGLE Apps for Education Edition, which offers a free set of customizable tools that enable faculty, staff and students to work together and learn more effectively.
- Each RCS webmail user will be provided 7GB of storage, protected against spam and virus with built-in Internet Messenger (IM), voice and video chat, IMAP and POP message access.
REQUESTING AN RCS E-MAIL ACCOUNT
- Fill up the E-MAIL REQUEST FORM which can be downloaded at http://www.rooseveltcollege.edu.ph/downloadables/ictoffice.html
- Submit the filled up form to the ITO for validation and approval of the request
- After validation and approval of the request, an e-mail message will be sent from Roosevelt College System Webmail.
- For assistance, contact the ITO.
GUIDELINES ON THE SUSPENSION OF CLASSES
Guideline on the Suspension of Classes
COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION
CHED MEMORANDUM ORDER NO. 34 SERIES OF 2010
SUBJECT: Clarificatory guidelines for the suspension of classes in higher education institutions (HEIs) due to typhoons/storms, flooding, and other weather disturbances.
In line with the guidelines of the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC), the following are the guidelines for the suspension of classes in higher education institutions:
1. Classes at the collegiate level, including graduate school, are automatically suspended if the proper authorities have declared storm signal no. 3 or higher.
2. Classes at the collegiate level, including graduate school, may be suspended at the discrection of heads of HEIs if special circumstances in their area such as flooding, road damage, etc. warrant it.
3. HEI heads or their duly authorized representatives shall make the announcement for the suspension of classes not later than 5 o’clock in the morning of the day when it shall take effect, using all means of communication.
4. Even without the suspension of classes, students who are unable to report to class or participate in scheduled activities such as exams, due to inclement weather, shall be given consideration and be allowed to make up for the missed class or activity.
(This CHED Memorandum Order shall supplement previous issuances, specifically CHED Memorandum Order No. 19 series of 2005. Where there are inconsistencies, this Order shall take precedence.)
1. Suspension of Classes in Special Cases
a. Announcement by the CHED Regional Director
As a matter of priority, the suspension, cancellation, and/or postponement of classes in a particular region, if it is region-wide, shall be announced by the Regional Director after consultation with superintendents and local government officials.
b. Announcement by the Dean/Directress/Administrative Supervisor
In cases where conditions endanger the lives, health, and safety of pupils, students, teachers, and personnel in affected areas, the Dean/ Directress/Administrative Supervisor may use their discretion in suspending classes.
c. Announcement by the Local Government Officials
In extreme cases such as floods, high tide, lahars, earthquakes, etc., the chief executive of the local government unit concerned may cancel classes in his particular area, and later on, inform the highest school officials in the said area.
2. Parents’ Responsibilities
a. In cases where rains are heavy, causing floods in certain areas, and/or during civil disturbances, like transportation strikes, parents shall make the decision on whether or not they should send their children to school, taking into consideration the health and safety of their children.
b. Following this, absence or admission shall be subject to the usual procedure as provided in the school’s rules and regulations on attendance.
3. Minimum Number of School Days
a. Parents and faculty members are reminded that the minimum number of school days for the semester as provided by CHED shall be considered especially in holding makeup classes to offset the days when classes are suspended.
4. Lifting of Suspension of Classes
Whenever classes shall have been ordered suspended for more than one (1) day, the lifting of such order of suspension shall be made by the following:
a. The Chairman of the Commission on Higher Education or the Secretary of Education, when suspension of classes is nationwide
b. The Regional Director, when the suspension of classes affects some schools or divisions in the entire region
c. The school heads/executives of local government units, when suspension of classes affects particular schools
Lifting of suspension of classes shall be made on or before but not later than 4:30 A.M. on the day when regular classes are to be resumed. All media and other available ways of announcing the resumption of classes to the public shall be utilized, especially DZMM, DZRH, DWIZ, and/or DZBF.