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SCHOOL RULES – “CHEAT SHEET” Below are “highlights” from your student handbook. These rules must be followed during the entire school day in all classrooms and in between classes. The school day begins at 7:30. If you are on campus before 7:30, you MUST stay in the cafeteria. The school day ends at 2:40. If you are on campus after 2:40, you MUST be in the classroom with a teacher or at the front office waiting for a ride home. 1. Dress Code – Shirt tails must be tucked in if the shirt falls below the belt line. Absolutely no head gear (sunglasses, hats, do-rags) may be worn at all on campus during the regular school day. Skirts and shorts must be of an appropriate length (fall below your fingertips when your hands are by your sides). No tank tops or inappropriate logos on garments. Pajamas and bedroom shoes are not appropriate school attire. No sagging pants! 2. Cell Phones/Other Electronics –Students will be allowed to use their cell phones during non-instructional times (during lunch and in between classes). STUDENTS WOULD ONLY BE ALLOWED TO USE THEIR CELL PHONES DURING THESE APPROVED TIMES! If a student breaks the policy, the student will follow the same plan of discipline set forth by the Lenoir Co. Board of Education. Do not bring any other electronic devices on campus unless instructed to do so by a teacher. If you are in violation of cell phone policy, your phone will be taken by the teacher and brought to the office. - 1st Offense: Student will sign log sheet for returned phone after 2:40 - 2nd Offense: Parent must sign log sheet for returned phone after 2:40 - 3rd Offense: Phone will be kept in the office until the end of the school year and parent/guardian will sign log sheet on last day of school. Phones will not be returned to the student or parent until AFTER the 2:40 bell rings (even if you leave early)! 3. Food – Students CANNOT have food from an outside vendor—all food and drink must be consumed in the cafeteria—NOT in the classroom! - Student Meal Prices: Breakfast: $1.25 (reduced - $.30) Lunch: $2.00 (reduced - $.40) 4. Tardy Policy –Students arriving to school late for the 1st time that day should sign in at the office. Tardy Procedures: - If you have a note from a doctor, dentist, or court, you will be allowed to go to class with a GREEN pass from the office. (Late less than 15 minutes is coded as a tardy, more than 15 minutes is coded as an absence.) - If you are late due to a late bus, you will be given a WHITE “Late Bus” pass when you sign in at the office and will report to class (tardy will NOT count against you). - Students who sign in without a doctor, dentist, or court note will be given a RED absence note and students will report to ISS until the end of the period and go to their next class. Absence will be coded “UNEXCUSED”. The Class Period Tardy Procedure will be followed for all tardies. NO STUDENTS WILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER A CLASS LATE WITHOUT A NOTE FROM THE OFFICE! 5. Early Release: Notes to leave early must be brought to the office before or by 7:30 a.m. for verification. In order for a student to leave in the middle of the class or at the end of a period, student must have a doctor, dentist, or court appointment card which will verify the appointment, or the doctor/dentist may FAX the school notification of the appointment. Students may leave school between classes with a note from the parent (which will be verified), and when the student returns, he/she should bring the note from the doctor/dentist and turn in to the office. Students will NOT be released early without verbal parental verification. All students leaving early MUST sign out through the main office. 6. Returning from an Absence – All absence notes should be brought to the office within FIVE days with the name of person, date of absence, reason for absence, telephone number for verification, and signature of parent or legal guardian. Absence will be coded EXCUSED or UNEXCUSED by office personnel. Teachers will receive an email from NCWISE coordinator listing names of students with EXCUSED absences and the date and/or block you were absent. Absences with NO notes and notes not received within the allotted five days will automatically be coded UNEXCUSED. 7. STUDENTS CANNOT RECEIVE CREDIT FOR A COURSE IF YOU MISS OVER SIX DAYS OF SCHOOL PER SEMESTER! 8. Instructional Fees - $7 (All grades) Senior Fees - $25 (seniors only) - - Bring this money on Friday, August 27, Monday, August 30, or - Tuesday, August 31. 9. Forms – Students are given several forms at beginning of school in homeroom— please get these forms returned by Tuesday, August 31. 10. Internet Acceptable Use Policy – When using the internet, you must always be on appropriate websites that are associated with the class you are in. Do not use any social networking sites, music sites, gaming sites, or anything blocked by the school server at any time on campus. 11. Do not ask to leave a classroom for any reason until the end of the period unless it is an emergency (sickness or an injury). If you are sick, get a note from your teacher to come to the office to call home and take your books to the office with you. 12. Textbooks – You are responsible for your textbooks. If you lose or misplace them, you will be expected to pay for them. 13. Connect-Ed Messages: Periodically messages are sent home via phone system. Please listen to the entire message before you hang up!! Make sure your phone number and address is correct in the OFFICE! 14. Medication – A note must be on file with counseling secretary (Mrs. McMenamy) for your prescription medicine and over-the-counter medicine. 15. Parking Permits – Students must have a parking permit to drive to school—all debts have to be cleared to purchase a permit. Do NOT drive to school until AFTER you have received your permit!! Cost: $25 16. Locks – Locks may be purchased for $2. You will need to fill out a locker selection form. 17. Pictures: 9th, 10th, & 11th Grade -- Thursday, September 2 – Prepaid packets (Students will receive information in homeroom meetings.) If you have any other questions regarding school policies, refer to your student handbook or call the office at 568-6161. HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A SUCCESSFUL YEAR!
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