Upper School Student Privileges
To foster the development of additional responsibility on the part of students in Grades 10-12, Greensboro Day School allows students who meet certain academic and disciplinary expectations to have "open campus" privileges. This privilege permits a student to pursue any legitimate activity on campus during a free period as long as the student is not distracting others. Students should respect the rights of others, particularly in the library, corridors, outdoor areas adjacent to classroom buildings, and the gymnasium. Parking lots and driveways are off-limits unless a student is arriving on campus or leaving campus. Failure to meet academic or disciplinary expectations will result in the student being assigned to a designated study hall during free periods.
Off Campus Lunch
Students in Grades 11 and 12 may leave campus for lunch if they have parental permission and have not been restricted to the campus by the Discipline Committee. The following conditions apply to off-campus lunch:
- Lunch time is defined as the regularly designated lunch period. Students who have free periods directly before or after this lunch period may add one of these periods to the designated lunch period. No off campus lunch will be permitted if the school is dismissed before 1:00 p.m.
- Students may leave campus only during the lunch period unless explicitly excused by their parents.
- Any senior may leave for the day after his/her last obligation, academic or otherwise; a student departing before 3:05 p.m. must sign out at the office before departing. This privilege is given to seniors who are not under restriction; with the approval of the Upper School faculty, this may be extended to juniors in the period of time after seniors have departed for their Senior Projects.
Driving Permission & Rules
Parents should give strict instructions to their children regarding riding in cars driven by other students. The school cannot supervise the loading of each car; therefore, we will not be responsible for students who elect to ride to and from school with student drivers.
- Any student who plans to drive must complete the appropriate permission and vehicle-registration forms.
- Student drivers must display school driving-registration decals on all vehicles driven to school if so instructed by the Upper School director.
- Students will observe all of the state's rules and regulations.
- Students will observe a 10 mph speed limit on campus.
- Student drivers accept responsibility for being on time.
- Students will observe parking restrictions and assignments, as indicated by signs or as communicated by school administrators.
- Students will remain seated in cars at all times when car is moving.
- Students will not be in or in the vicinity of cars during school time, unless specific permission is granted.
- Pedestrians and school buses have right of way in parking lot at all times.
- Students observed driving in an unsafe manner, either on campus or on city streets in the immediate vicinity of the campus, or otherwise failing to observe any of the above regulations, may lose driving privileges and be subject to further disciplinary action.