Students must dress appropriately for school so that they do not disrupt the educational process. In the upper grades: no midriffs, no short-shorts or short skirts; open-arm jerseys must be worn with a t-shirt underneath, and shoulder straps should be at least three fingers wide.
Students may bring cell phones into the school, however, upon entering the building, the phones must be turned off and stored in backpacks, lockers, or cubbies. Students may not use a cell phone (talk or text message) during school hours. They may use their cell phones once they exit the building after school hours. Students who abuse this cell phone policy will have their phones confiscated.
We ask that students not bring valuable items such as electronic games, music players, and trading cards to school. The school is not responsible for items that are lost or stolen. If an item is necessary for an assignment, the student should ask the teacher to hold the item to ensure its safe keeping.
If your child will be absent or tardy please report the absence to the health office by phone or email by 9:10 a.m. Students arriving after 9:10 a.m. are considered absent for the full morning. Students arriving after 1:05 p.m. are considered absent for the full afternoon. Students arriving late must go directly to the office and sign in. All students leaving early must be signed out by a parent or guardian.
Parents must complete the advance request for absence form at least 48 hours in advance of the first day of absence. Per the District’s policy, teachers will not provide work in advance of an absence. Students will be given all missed work upon their return.
We strongly encourage parents to plan appointments and vacations around the school calendar when possible. Chronic absenteeism will be reported to the district office and may also be reported to the Lake County Regional Office of Education.