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STEPS TO FOLLOW WHEN STUDENTS ARE ABSENT



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STEPS TO FOLLOW WHEN STUDENTS ARE ABSENT

1. Upon returning to school, the student will deliver to the school secretary a note from the parents or guardian, signed and dated, stating the days of the absence and the reason, or the parent may telephone the school office and explain the absence. If the school office does not receive any communication regarding the absence, the absence will be considered unexcused.
2. Generally speaking, students will be allowed the number of days absent plus one day to submit make-up work. Exceptions to this policy to be determined by the building principal. Long-term assignments (at least 5 school days) are required to be turned in on time regardless of absence.
Promptness to class is very important. Students are to be in their seats and ready to work when the bell sounds. The office will handle tardies to first hour and assign appropriate detention. Individual teachers will govern tardies to their particular classes after first hour and assign appropriate detention.
3. On the day of an absence, parents are asked to call the office by 9:00 AM with the information about the absence. Absences approved by prior arrangement by the principal and parent do not require a phone call. Parents may request assignments when they call in and every effort will be made to get the work home to the student. Parents are asked to request homework on the second day of an absence. Arranged absences: students need to get work from teachers and turn it in as directed. All make-up work is the responsibility of the student.
4. Upon returning to school, the student needs to report to the office for an Admit Slip for classes. A note needs to be presented at this time if the parent did not call in the absence or have it pre-arranged.

5. Make-up work: generally speaking, a student will receive 2 days to do make-up work for the first day absent and 1 day for each consecutive day out. Example: out 1 day = 2 days to get work in; out 2 days = 3 days complete work. Make-up work is the responsibility of the student. Long-term assignments (at least 5 school days) are required to be turned in on time regardless of absence.

6. Unexcused absences will not receive credit for missed assignments.


TARDIES


If a student is late to school he/she should report to the office. Students are allowed two (2) excused tardies per nine weeks.
Unexcused tardies will be dealt with by the following guidelines per each nine weeks:

  • First and Second unexcused tardies will receive detentions. (15 min/30 min)

  • Third and following unexcused tardies will receive a 60 minute detention.

Late to class up to 15 minutes will be a tardy; more than 15 minutes will be an absence for that period.



ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL TIMES


Students will be permitted in the school building at 8:10. Buses unload students at 8:10 a.m.; classes start at 8:20 a.m. School will be dismissed at 3:45 p.m. Buses will depart 5 minutes after student dismissal time. Students in the building before 8:10 a.m. must report to the cafeteria or to a classroom where the teacher has requested time of that student. No student is to be in the hallways prior to 8:10 a.m. Students staying after school, unless for discipline, must report either to the teacher who has requested a meeting time or to the office for approval to be in the school building after hours.

LEAVING SCHOOL

If it is necessary for a student to leave school, written permission from the student's parent must be presented to the office. In the case of unavoidable medical appointments, the student takes the wrriten excuse to the office before school and secures a permit to leave the building. The permit must be signed by the teacher before leaving the classroom and returned to the office before the student leaves the building.


STUDENT APPEARANCE


Neatness, decency and good taste are the general district guidelines.
Students wearing inappropriate clothing or body artifacts to school will receive a detention. Proper dress at activities and school events is expected at all times.
Inappropriate includes:

  1. Clothing or artifacts that may be a danger to the health or safety of the student or other students.

  2. Clothing or artifacts that cause others to feel uncomfortable.

  3. Clothing or artifacts that are obscene.

  4. Clothing or artifacts that create a distraction from the learning process at school.

Students will be expected to keep themselves well groomed and neatly dressed at all times, school activities included. Any form of dress or hairstyle which is considered contrary to good hygiene or which is distracting or disruptive in appearance, or detrimental to the purpose of the school will not be permitted.


We are a drug free school – shirts advertising alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, illegal drugs, or obscene or questionable remarks will not be permitted.

No undergarments will be worn as outerwear. Clothing with unnecessary holes, boxer shorts, gym shorts, tank tops, halter tops, or swimwear will not be permitted. No bare shoulder, bare back, or bare midriff shirts are permitted. No visible undergarments will be worn. If you can put your hands over your head and your shirt covers your pant top you are appropriately dressed. Sunglasses are not to be worn in the building. Caps and bandanas are to be removed from the head when entering the building, and placed in school lockers. Caps can be put back on the head when not in the building. Coats are to be put in lockers and not worn to class. Sweaters/sweatshirts are appropriate.

Clothes worn to PE class are not to be worn to other classes. Due to health regulations shoes must be worn at all times. Wearing open-toed shoes to welding/shop classes is not appropriate.
Medical emergencies may make exceptions for some dress – see the principal.

If Lycra or stretch shorts are worn to school, an outer pair of shorts shall cover the stretch shorts. See-through, fishnet fabrics, tight, or short garments are prohibited. Pants with belt loops need a belt – pants are to be worn pulled up.


No personal appearance code can seem to cover all situations. If a student by his/her behavior or appearance, interferes with the learning of others, or constitutes a threat to the safety or health of others, he/she will be asked to change their dress/attire.
A coach or activity sponsor has control over the length of hair, dress, and appearance while the student is participating in the school-sponsored activity of which he/she is a coach or sponsor.
The principal has the right to establish a judgement on items listed above or any items not covered by this policy.
Teachers and student council have the right to manage and report any violations to the principal/teachers.

Appeal Process


If a student wishes to appeal a ruling by the enforcing body, the following process needs to be followed:

A. Objection stated in writing to the principal

B. The appeal will be reviewed by a panel of:

1. Principal

2. Stuco President

3. (2) Stuco Members

4. (2) Faculty Members

C. The decision of the review panel is final.

This process will take place at the next activity meeting of the student council.




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