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Student Handbook

The handbook was designed to be a resource. If you cannot find an answer to your question here, please do not hesitate to contact our administrative team at 830-742-3521.

 

Tardiness

A student who is tardy to class by more than 15 minutes will be counted as absent. Repeated instances of tardiness will result in more severe disciplinary action.

1st tardy……..Warning

2nd tardy…….. Warning Parent will be contacted by teachers

3rd tardy…….. Written referral, call parent referral copy mailed

4th tardy…….. Written referral, student is disciplined

Additionally, High School student tardies will be evaluated periodically. or credit purposes, every 3 tardies will be equivalent to 1 absence. Those students who exceed 2 tardies in a class period, will be required to make up that time in PROCS.

 

Dress Code

The district’s dress code is established to teach grooming and hygiene, prevent disruption, and minimize safety hazards. Students and parents may determine a student’s personal dress and grooming standards, provided that they comply with the following: (The following statements will serve as guidelines for student appearance)

Girls:

Dresses, skirts, and shorts should be of appropriate length for both standing and sitting. (SEE DEFINITION OF APPROPRIATE LENGTH)
When leggings are worn as pants, they must be accompanied with a top of appropriate length. (SEE DEFINITION OF APPROPRIATE LENGTH)
Form-fitting tops (extremely tight tops), halter tops, strapless tops, sleeveless tops exposing undergarments, tank tops are not permitted. See through/sheer blouses may be worn with camisole or tank tops so as not to expose stomach or undergarment.
Sleeveless shirts must cover from the neck to outside of the shoulder.
Clothes should be sufficient to cover and to conceal undergarments and/or private areas.
Exposed midriffs, shoulders, backs, or low necklines (front or back) are not permitted. For PK-5 grade, spaghetti straps and tank tops are permissible.
Hair should be combed, brushed, well groomed, out of eyes; hair color should be within the spectrum of color that hair grows naturally. Unusual hair styles, shaved areas, long spiked hair are not permitted.
Girls must not go barefoot but may wear sandals or shoes. House shoes, shower shoes, and slippers are not permitted. For safety reasons, shoes are not to exceed 3.5 inches (heels/wedges) and certain classes will require close toe shoes (Science, Ag., etc.) P.E will require tennis shoes to be worn.
No shoes with wheels allowed.
Girls must wear the proper undergarments at all times.
Clothing, jewelry, and personal items (backpacks, fanny packs, gym bags, water bottles, etc.) shall be free of writing, pictures, or any other insignia which are vulgar, crude, profane, or sexually suggestive, which bear drug, alcohol, or tobacco company advertising, promotions and likenesses, or which advocate racial, ethnic, or religious prejudice, creates animosity between groups, can be construed to have a “double meaning,” or could create an unsafe disturbance by virtue of its content.
Clothing attachments or accessories, which could be considered weapons, are not permitted.(Chains, studded or spiked collars/jewelry/belts, etc..)
Hats, caps, and other types of headwear are not to be worn in school buildings, including the gym.
Taps and steel toe footwear is not permitted.
No type of body piercing jewelry is permitted with the exception of earrings for girls.
No ear gauges are allowed.
No ripped, torn, or tattered clothing that exposes skin above the knee is permitted.
No oversized apparel, including baggy pants, which are worn low at the waist, is permitted.
Pants and skirts should fit at the waist and have properly sewn hems. Tights may be worn only if covered by a garment of appropriate length.
Overalls must be fastened at both straps and all side buttons must be fastened.
Sunshades (sunglasses) are not permitted to be worn in the school building.
Students in athletic programs will be required to meet stricter dress code guidelines.
Students placed in a DAEP will be required to meet a stricter dress code.

Boys:

Boys will wear either pants and shorts. Shorts must be appropriate length (SEE DEFINITION OF APPROPRIATE LENGTH)
Pants and shorts should fit at the waist and have properly sewn hems.
Shirts should be buttoned except for the top collar button.
Tank tops, plain white undershirts, and sleeveless shirts are not permitted.
Boys are to wear shirttails tucked in pants, except square-tailed shirts, which may be worn outside the pants.
Boys must be clean shaven. Beards or goatees are prohibited. Mustaches are allowed only at the High School.
Hair should be combed, brushed, well groomed, out of eyes, collar length, not tail or ponytail; hair color should be within the spectrum of color that hair grows naturally. Unusual hair styles, shaved areas (such as designs) and long spiked hair are not permitted. Sideburns should not extend below the earlobe.
Boys may not go barefoot but may wear sandals or shoes. House shoes, shower shoes, and slippers are not permitted. For safety reasons, certain classes will require close toe shoes (Science, Ag., etc.) P.E will require tennis shoes to be worn.
No shoes with wheels allowed
Clothing, jewelry, and personal items (backpacks, fanny packs, gym bags, water bottles, etc.) shall be free of writing, pictures, or any other insignia which are vulgar, crude, profane, or sexually suggestive, which bear drug, alcohol, or tobacco company advertising, promotions and likenesses, or which advocate racial, ethnic, or religious prejudice, creates animosity between groups, can be construed to have a “double meaning,” or could create an unsafe disturbance by virtue of its content.
Clothing attachments or accessories, which could be considered weapons, are not permitted. (example: chains, studded or spiked collars/jewelry/belts, etc)
Hats, caps and other types of headwear are not to be worn in school buildings including the gym.
Taps and steel toe footwear is not permitted.
No type of body piercing jewelry is permitted.
No ear gauges are allowed.
No ripped, torn, or tattered clothing that exposes skin above the knee is permitted.
No oversized apparel, including baggy pants, which are worn low at the waist, is permitted.
Overalls must be fastened at both straps and side buttons must be fastened.
Sunshades (sunglasses) are not permitted to be worn in the school building.
Students in athletic programs will be required to meet stricter dress code guidelines.
Students placed in a DAEP will be required to meet a stricter dress code.

 

Religious Viewpoint

“In accordance with Board policy FNA (local) any student wishing to exercise their right to voluntary express their religious viewpoint at school events during the first
semester needs to sign up in the front office

Cellular Phone and Electronics Guidelines

For safety purposes, the district permits students to possess cell phones; however,
cell phones must remain turned off during the instructional day, including during all testing.Students are not allowed to display or use phones, iPods, Mp3s, CD players,
or earphones during the instructional day; including both lunch periods, unless prior
permission has been obtained. High school student will be allowed to use iPods, Mp3s,
CD players, or earphones during lunch periods. All cellular phones, electronic devices,
and earphones must be concealed and cannot be held in anexternal holster at any time.
Students may have operable cellular phones and electronic devices only at
after-school activities on or off school property. Students who violate this policy
will be subject to disciplinary measures which will result in:

  • School staff confiscating the phone or device and turning it over to the campus administration.
  • The campus administration will notify the parents/guardians within two school days after the phone or device is confiscated.
  • Parents will obtain release of the cellular phone or electronic device by paying a $15.00 fee.
  • If a parent/guardian does not respond or pay the fee, the district shall hold the confiscated phone or device for 30 days after notification has been made.
  • Refusal from the student to turn over the cellular phone or electronic device to a teacher /staff member will result in ISS and the $15.00 fine.
  • Refusal from the student hand the device over to an administrator will result in suspension, and the student cannot return to campus until $15.00 is paid.
  • The use of mobile telephones or any device capable of capturing images is strictly prohibited in locker rooms or restroom areas while at school or at a school-related or school-sponsored event.
  • Astudent’s personal telecommunications device may be searched by authorized personnel.
  • The district will not be responsible for damaged, lost, or stolen telecommunications devices