1. Dress Code:
We want our students to understand the importance of education, to take it seriously, and to be prepared for their eventual transition from school to the work place. To help establish a proper learning atmosphere and prepare students for eventual careers, we expect students to come to school in clothing that would be acceptable in teh workplace, "to dress for success." While we realize there is no absolute workplace standard, we nevertheless believe a general standard is possible. Students are expected to use good judgment in dressing appropriately for school. Clothing which interferes with, or distracts from the personal educational process, or depicts something illegal or lewd is not acceptable.
We believe the following types of clothing would NOT be appropriate in most work settings and therefore should not be worn to school:
- Sagging or oversized pants. Students must ahve the waisband of the pants above the hips and secured with a belt of some form around their waist.
- Pajamas, soft soled slippers, or excessively torn and ripped clothing.
- Tank tops.
- Crop tops, or other midriff shirts that show, on males or females, torso skin, skin below armpits, or exposed chest.
- Shirts with inappropriate messages will not be allowed. Clothing promoting alcohol, tobacco and other
- drugs or comments of a sexual nature will not be allowed. Also, shorts or skirts that are more than 6 inches above the knee will not be allowed.
- Hats, hoods or head coverings.
- Sunglasses or eye coverings, other than those prescribed for vision needs.
- Chains, collars (leather, chain or metal), including jewelry that promotes drugs, alcohol or sex.
- Attire clearly identifiable with gang activity will not be allowed.
Administrators reserve the right to deem attire inappropriate to preserve the health, safety, and welfare of the school enviornment. Students will be asked to change their clothing or will be sent home. Failure to comply will result in further discipline.
Dress Code Violations
1st offense will result in a referral/warning
2nd offense will result in a referral and consequence
3rd offense and beyond will result in additional referrals with progressive consequences
2. Electronic Devices:
Electronic Devices are NOT to be visible or used (turned on) during school hours 7:25 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Students who are using electronic devices at school will have them confiscated, perhaps until the end of the year. This includes, but is not limited to: Portable radios, tape recorders, CD players, MP3 players, Ipods, pagers, games, laser lights, cameras and cell phones.
1st Offense will result in a referral/warning - student may pick device up at the end of the day
2nd Offense will result in a referral and a parent having to pick-up the device
3rd Offense and behond will result in additional referrals, a parent will have to pick-up the item as well as progressive consequences
3. Food/Drinks in Hall:
Food or drink is to be consumed in the commons area. Open food and drink in the hallways will be confiscated. No food and drink is allowed in classrooms unless prearranged and supervised by staff.
The use of skateboards is prohibited on school property!
Students enrolled in other schools are not allowed on campus during regular school hours. No guests are allowed at dances.
6. Unauthorized/Restricted areas for Students:
During the school day, students are to be outside only in the areas designated for student use, and as the weather permits. While at lunch, students wishing to be outside are to only be in the authorized areas in front of the building. Students are not to be in back of the building or by the protables during their lunch. Students are also not to be in teh lower locker area or the other "off limits" areas during their lunch.
7. Identification of Personal Property:
students are encouraged to label their personal property. This will enable the school to better assist in the retrieval of lost or stolen property. The school is not responsible for personal items.
8. Lunch/Room/Commons Behavior Expectations:
The cafeteria is located in the Commons. Students are expected to help keep the Commons clean at all times. This means they are to pick up leftover food and trays and dispose of them in garbage cans throughout the Commons. Those who abuse the Commons privileges may be assigned to lunch clean up. All students are to remain on campus during lunch. Breadfast and three lunches are served each day (except half days...no lunches).
9. Inappropriate Physical Contact:
Inappropriate displays of affection are not allowed.
10. Fighting, Threatening and Intimidating:
We have a zero tolerance for students who are fighting. Students will be disciplined if they are involved in any type of altercation. Fighting is defined as any inappropriate physical or verbal confrontation wit another person. Students who have been fighting will be removed immediately from school. Students who encourage fighting and/or who remain spectators at a fight are viewed as a dangerous influence at school and may face similar consequences.
Further discussions on student conduct, consequences, etc. can be found in your students planner.