Procedures & Guidelines
Snacks:  Students are allowed a brief snack time (5-10 minutes) during their fourth period class.  They are only allowed to eat HEALTHY snacks during this time: no chips, candy, sweets, etc.  Refer to page 16 in the parent/student handbook for more details on what students can eat.  No sharing of snacks or lunch!

Gum:  Gum is not allowed to be chewed in school.

Clothing:  Shirts must cover the midriff, back, navel, underarms and cleavage at all times.  Shoulder straps on tops must be at least 1 inch wide (no spaghetti straps).  Shorts and skirts must be long enough so that when your arms are relaxed at your sides, the fabric extends below the middle finger.  See page 21-22 of parent/student handbook for more about the dress policy.  Students not wearing proper attire will be sent to the office so they can call a parent to bring in a change of clothes.

Hats/Hoods:  Hats and hoods are not to be worn in school unless it’s Hat Day. We will ask students to remove their hat or hood once, and if we see them with it on again, we will take it until the end of the day.  On “Hat Days” students pay $1 for a sticker, to show they are allowed to have on a hat/hood.  Funds go to our dances.

Internet Use:  Students should be using class computers for school work only.  If students misuse the computers, or their class time, they may have their computer privileges suspended on a class by class basis.

Personal Electronic Devices:  Cell phones are a huge distraction to many middle school students both socially and emotionally.  Please encourage your child to keep it at home unless it is necessary to bring to school that day.  If cell phones are brought to school, they are to be turned off and in the student's locker when they enter the school at 8:13 AM until they leave the school after the dismissal bell rings at 3:20 PM.  If a cell phone is out between 8:20-3:20 it will be taken by the teacher and taken to the office where the student can pick it up at the end of the day.  A teacher may also hold onto the phone and ask that a parent pick it up. Personal computers or tablets are not allowed unless a student has written permission from administration (504 or IEP).  MP3 players without access to the internet are allowed with teacher permission for students to bring if they like to listen to music. Parents are responsible for making sure the music is school appropriate.

Bathrooms/Hall privileges:  Only one student is allowed out of the room at a time.  Students need to sign out AND take the one pass that each classroom has.  When they come back to the room they need to sign in their return time.  If students are working in the halls, they must be quiet.  If students are off task they will be asked to return to their classroom.

Hall Behavior:  Students should walk silently in a single line, staying to the right.  The halls are classrooms too. There are 10 teachers that use the halls as classroom space on a regular basis for reading, testing, math, etc. Teachers will be in the hall during passing periods.

Makeup Work:  Students are allowed two days for each day they are absent to make up their missing work for full credit.  This extension does not apply to long term assignments that have pre-arranged due dates.  It is the student's responsibility to make a time to meet with each teacher to get their missing assignments and notes.

Late Work:  If an assignment is turned in one day late it will receive a deduction of 25%, two days late it will get 50% off, and after that it will be worth zero credit.  The grade will be marked as “late” in Infinite Campus.   

Missing Work:  If an assignment is not turned in on time it will be marked as “missing” in Infinite Campus.  This will calculate an automatic zero score for the assignment. Students will have one week to turn in missing work.  

Academic Eligibility for Sports/Activities:  If a student has one failing grade they are ineligible for the following entire week. - That means (Monday at 8AM to the next Monday at 8AM).  If a student turns in work to bring up a grade, eligibility will not be changed for that week.   Grading mistakes can happen, it is up to the student to check their grades and ensure that weekly grades are accurate. If a mistake has been made, the teacher will write a note to explain the situation upon the student’s request.  Keep all tests and homework, it will validate your grade. 

Eligibility for Optional Extended Field Studies:   Every student that registers for the optional extended field study (Keystone Science School) must be passing all of their classes each session.  Eligibility will be pulled on October 10th and students not meeting this eligibility requirement will not be allowed to go on the extended field study that year.  This may result in the loss of deposits and payments.