DGS Rules and Expectations

Rules and expectations for students while attending Downers Grove South High School 

Cafeteria Expectations

General Student Behavior Expectations (Commons and Cafeterias):
  • Students are to walk, not run, when moving throughout the Commons space
  • Students can use personal listening devices, but nothing that can be heard by others (Bluetooth devices or speakers)
  • Students may sit at tables, but not on tables 
  • Food may not be consumed on the landings or study rooms
  • No gambling (cards with money on the table or dice)
  • No horseplay or play fighting
  • No throwing of food or other objects
  • Voice volume should be at an appropriate level (no screaming, yelling, cheering, swearing)
  • Clean up your area of all trash, food, spills, etc.  Utilize paper towels and trash cans around the Commons as needed.
Courtyard Expectations:
  • No throwing objects (No playing catch)
  • Keep the area clean.
The Top Ten
  1. Everyone Belongs Here. Whether you're talking, texting or on social media, don't use words that hurts others.
  2. Don't joke or make comments about violence, of any kind. 
  3. Dress for succes! Follow the school dress code.
  4. A pass means permission. If class is in session, students need a green pass to be in the hallway or use the restroom.
  5. Respect our space and throw away your trash. 
  6. Avoid vaping. Text DITCHVAPE to 88709 for help.
  7. If you're parking a car at school, you need a permit. Don't have one? Your car could get towed.
  8. Attendance Matters! Come to school, it's the best thing you can do for yourself, academically and socially.
  9. Be on time, every time, every day. It’s respectful to your teachers and your classmates.
  10. Put your cell phone away when you’re in class. They can still be used in the common areas and hallways.