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TURNING POINT HIGH SCHOOL
5618 W. Arkansas Ln.
Arlington, TX 76016
FAX: (817) 492-3005
LLOYD DAY MICHELLE HILL
Principal Assistant Principal
LINDY ROSADO DEBRA ADDY
Social Worker Counselor
D Barton, Credit Recovery
Aljay Bettis, Social Studies Pat Ballou, Nurse
Parivash Borojeni, Math Sheri Brasfield, Teacher Assistant
William Brott, English Dianna Flores, Drug & Alcohol
Kim Collie, CHOICES/I.S.S. Interventionist
Carolyn Cooper, Science Sue Gover, Data Clerk
Alex Falcone, Math Gina Janky, Receptionist
Lisa Latimer, Business Andrea Patterson,Teacher Assistant
Suzette Law, Special Education Jeanette Powers, Secretary
Mariam Mohammad, English Fidelia Reyes, Custodian
Laurel Paulson, Special Education TBA, Teacher Assistant
Lourdes Perez, ESL Carol Sanchez, Teacher Assistant
Hollie Powell, English Beverly Schreiber,
John Reinhardt, Special Education PEIMS/Attendance Clerk
Richard Powel, Science Teri Williams, Guidance Tech.
Elizabeth Schaffer, Social Studies Melanie Woods, CHOICES Teacher
Christine Scheibel, Social Studies Assistant
Martine Thomas, Math
Davis Tillman, CHOICES/Zero Level
Terry Whitcher , Science
The Arlington Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
age, gender, national origin, religion or disability in educational programs, admissions /
enrollment decisions or activities which it operates, as required by Title VI, Title IX, Title II
and Section 504.
The Arlington Independent School District, in accordance with the Family Educational Rights
and Privacy Act (“FERPA”) restricts access to protected student records as required by law.
Directory information on students will be released upon request without a parent’s consent,
unless the parent elects in writing to restrict directory information. The forms on which
parents can indicate their election are sent home each year.
TEXAS PEST CONTROL ACT 1356-6
This school periodically applies pesticides. Information concerning these applications may be obtained from
the TPHS secretary at (682) 867-3000.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Turning Point High School Staff i
Compliance Statement ii
Table of Contents iii
Mission Statement iv
TPHS Overview 1
Social Skills Steps 2
Social Skills Program 2
Level System Description 3-5
Criminal Trespass Warning 7
Campus Security 8
Metal Detectors 8
Dress Code 9-11
Pants and Shorts 10
Shoes and Belts 10
General Items 11
Organizational Notebook 12
Lunch Information 13
Student Driving/Parking 15
Daily Procedures 16-17
No Communication policy 17
Felony Assignments 18
Six Weeks Review 18
Daily Schedule 18
“HELP PAGE” 19
Turning Point High School
Turning Point High School provides a safe and
structured academic environment using a social
skills curriculum. We are committed to the belief
that all students will learn when given strong
educational leadership. Every staff member is
accountable for helping students master social
skills and Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills.
We teach students how to function successfully in
their home schools.
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Turning Point High School has served the Arlington Independent School
District’s seven high schools for the past thirteen years.
We provide a safe, secure, positive learning environment in which students
can be successful, once they have made the choice to do so.
We serve students in grades 9-12 who, through severe or repeated
violations of the Arlington I.S.D. Code of Conduct, have been removed from
their home campuses, including students in transition.
Students who have felony charges that occurred off campus may also be
We are a “Closed” campus, meaning no students may leave the campus
without permission from the school office or staff.
Attendance is extremely important.
Students will attend classes from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is the
responsibility of the parent and the student to make sure the student arrives
and leaves the campus at the correct times.
If a student is absent or tardy for any reason, it is the parent’s
responsibility to notify the school at 682-867-3000 by 10:00 a.m. of
that day. The Arlington ISD Code of Conduct details the district
Parents/Guardians will need to notify the school by 3:30 p.m. if their child is
not to ride the bus.
All teachers are certified in their teaching assignments.
Classes are kept at a student to teacher ratio of 15 to 1.
Students receive instruction in their four core classes: English, math,
history, and science, and in some cases, selected electives.
Math and English are the only subject areas in which Honor classes are
Credit Recovery applications are available from the counselor on an as-
Teacher conferences will be scheduled throughout the day.
Cooperation and support from the parent/guardian is a major factor in
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SOCIAL SKILLS PROGRAM:
Through a variety of strategies students are taught and expected to learn basic
social skills to help them be successful in school and life.
The main components of the Social Skills Program include:
1) The Behavior Modification System (point sheets)
2) Teacher Intervention (one-on-one student training)
3) Daily Skills Exercises (small group support of the 8 social skills)
4) Community Service Projects (applying the social skills)
5) Guest Speaker (providing inspiration and real life application of the social
Mission: Learn the social skills that lead to responsibility and success.
1. Following Instructions 5. Resisting Peer Pressure
a. Look at the person a. Say, “No Thanks” and/or give a reason
b. Say, “Okay” b. Suggest something else to do
c. Do the task c. Continue saying, “No”
d. Follow the rules d. Change the subject or leave the situation
e. Accept the consequences e. Accept the consequences
2. Accepting Consequences and Authority 6. Mature Thinking
a. Look at the person a. STOP & THINK before you act or speak
b. Remain calm b. Consider the impact of your actions on
c. Say, “Okay” yourself and others
d. Do not argue or complain c. Treat others the way you want to be treated
e. Accept the consequences d. Congratulate yourself for making wise choices
e. Accept the consequences
3. Accepting Responsibility 7. Staying on Task
a. Understand that every action has a consequence a. Look at your task or assignment
b. Evaluate your actions honestly with complete facts b. Think about the steps needed to complete the task
and details c. Focus your attention on the task
c. Do not make excuses d. Ignore distractions and interruptions by others
d. Own the consequences of your actions e. Remain on task until the task is complete
4. Anger Management 8. Showing Respect
a. Have a plan: know your triggers a. Look at the person speaking to you
b. Postpone: use 15 second rule b. Listen to the person without interruption
c. Defuse: breathe deeply, imagine a peaceful place c. Wait your turn to speak and use a pleasant voice
d. Be aware: say to yourself, “Stay calm, Stay calm d. Treat people the same way your would expect
Stay calm” to be treated
a. Dress Code/ID Card
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Turning Point High School
Level System for 2008-2009
A Level 1 student must complete the following to move to Level 2:
1. Be on Level 1 at least 10 days.
2. Earn 10 days of 95 or above.
3. Complete a community service project.
4. Demonstrate academic progress.
5. Have no major disciplinary infractions, no unexcused absences or tardies in the 10 days prior to
moving to Level 2.
6. Complete the Skills packet.
7. Gain faculty approval.
Once a student achieves Level 2 status, they are granted some privileges, which include:
1. Visiting with 1 or 2 students who are seated directly across from them at lunch.
2. Going through the lunch line first and access to the library after lunch.
3. Redeemable blue bonus card.
4. When finished with lunch, may get up without permission to throw trash away.
5. Opportunity to introduce guest speakers.
6. Different color point sheet.
7. Other privileges deemed appropriate by administration.
Students will remain on Level 2 for a minimum of 10 days. During this time, they will consistently be learning
and mastering the eight basic Social Skills.
In order to move to Level 3, students must meet the following criteria:
1. Be on Level 2 at least 10 days.
2. Earn 95 points or more for 10 consecutive days prior to officially moving to Level 3.
3. Demonstrate academic progress (making progress and/or passing all classes).
4. Have no major infractions in the 10 days prior to moving to Level 3.
5. Have no unexcused absences or tardies for the last 10 days before moving to
6. Gain faculty approval.
Consequences for Misbehavior on Level 2
Any Level 2 student who earns below 90 points for any two days within a 2-week period will lose all Level 2
privileges. He/she will be moved back to Level 1 until he/she earns a 95 or above for a minimum of 5 consecutive
days before he/she is eligible to return to Level 2.
Any single unexcused absence or 3 unexcused tardies will warrant removal to Level 1.
According to the severity of the misbehavior, all consequences listed for Level 1 students will also apply to Level 2
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Students who achieve Level 3 status will have proven their trustworthiness and responsibility. Level 3 students
are role models for all other students in the building.
Privileges for Level 3 students include:
1. All Level 2 privileges.
2. Students will be given the opportunity to wear solid black shirts.
3. Eligible to be teachers’ assistants/peer tutors.
4. Students may go throughout the building unescorted and may escort other students.
5. Library access, when appropriate.
6. Driving privileges for juniors and seniors, when criteria is met.
7. May go to locker at dismissal bell, before the buses are called.
8. Students on Level 3 at the end of each semester will get to attend events outside of the building.
9. Other privileges deemed appropriate by administration.
Level 3 students must remember that with privileges come responsibilities. Level 3 students are expected to
continually do the following:
1. Student will be responsible for a weekly Success Card that he/she will carry at all times.
2. Student will model all 8 social skills.
3. Student will remain on schedule academically each week.
4. Student will pass all academic classes.
5. Student will work toward a goal of perfect attendance.
6. Student will be asked to introduce guest speakers at assemblies.
7. Student will return to his/her home campus or to an alternative campus site upon completion of
assignment from home school.
Consequences for Misbehavior on Level 3
1. If a student on Level 3 earns 2 negatives on his/her Success Card in a one-week period (ex: not
properly dressed, unexcused tardy, etc.), they will be dropped to Level 2 or Level 1, depending on
the severity of the infraction.
2. Any unexcused absence will warrant immediate removal to Level 2.
3. A student must earn 100 points or more for a minimum of 5 consecutive days before he/she is
eligible to return to Level 3 from Level 2. Each student will be required to petition with
administration in order to return to Level 3.
4. Any student dropped to Level 1 will need to advance back through the Level system.
Zero Level Skills
Students who refuse to participate in or habitually do not practice appropriate Social Skills may be moved to Zero
Level Class. This is a remedial level in which students are expected to refocus and make social skills a priority.
Students on Zero Level will be subject to the following consequences:
Student will carry a pink point sheet, until earning Level 1 status.
Student must earn 95or more points for two days or 90 or more points for 3 days in order to move back to
Points will accrue for students in Zero Level Skills.
Student must meet the minimum requirements of the Zero Level Skills teacher in order to return to Level 1.
Student will be assigned to an isolated class for the day, until earning Level 1 status.
Student will receive breakfast and lunch in an isolated setting.
Students in Zero Level Skills at the time of their “Six Weeks Review” will not be given a review or the
opportunity to return to their home campus at that time.
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The following information applies to all students at Turning Point High School:
Citations are issued by the Arlington Police Department for any of the following
1. Criminal Trespass on any other A.I.S.D. campus
2. Disruption of transportation
3. Assaulting a person by verbal threat / disorderly conduct
4. Disruptions of the educational setting (classroom disruption)
5. Assault or fighting
Fighting is defined as mutual combat that results in physical contact, bodily
injury, or where one student knowingly and intentionally assaults another student.
The administration will notify the Arlington Police Department when there is a
fight or assault. It will be at the discretion of the officer who responds as to
whether an arrest should be made and the fine for the ticket issued can range up
to $500.00 for each student. THE CONSEQUENCE FOR FIGHTING ON
SCHOOL GROUNDS MAY BE EXPULSION.
Per the Texas Education Code, Subtitle G, Chapter 37.007, a student who has
been placed in an alternative education program and continues to engage in
serious or persistent misbehavior can be expelled. Students expelled from the
A.I.S.D. may be reassigned to the Juvenile Justice Alternative Education
Program (J.J.A.E.P.) to continue their education. J.J.A.E.P. is constituted of a
longer school day with a minimum 90 “successful” days of placement. The
Juvenile Justice Probation Office in Fort Worth runs J.J.A.E.P.
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CRIMINAL TRESPASS WARNING
(A signed copy of the Criminal Trespass Warning will be in each Turning Point High School student file.)
Turning Point High School students are NOT permitted to
return to any other Arlington Independent School District
campus for the time of their assignment to Turning Point.
This includes their home campus as well as all other
Elementary, Junior High, and High School campuses.
The Criminal Trespass Warning includes all school-
sponsored activities, even those held off A.I.S.D.
campuses. The Criminal Trespass Warning includes but
is not limited to: athletic events, extracurricular
competitions, awards assemblies, prom, graduation
ceremony, night school, summer school, etc.
Students found on other campuses after the trespass
warning has been issued are subject to arrest for violation
of criminal trespass under Section 30.05 of the Texas
Penal Code or loitering on school property under Chapter
37 of the Texas Education Code. The Criminal Trespass
Warning will be in effect for the duration of the student’s
assignment to Turning Point High School.
(Students whose Turning Point High School assignment carries over
from the spring to the fall semester will not be allowed
to attend summer school in the A.I.S.D.)
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Turning Point High School utilizes off-duty Arlington Police Department officers
who are on campus at all times.
Students at Turning Point High School must clear through a metal detector every
morning. Students will be asked to remove their shoes and jackets. Purses,
wallets, jackets, tops of socks and insides of pockets will be checked. Any items
considered inappropriate or unnecessary for school will be confiscated at this
time.** These include, but are not limited to:
Weapons Inappropriate Any amount of money
Drugs artwork or published over $10
Drug paraphernalia or written material Inappropriate photos
Tobacco products Jewelry Make-up
Open Containers Tongue Fingernail polish
Eye drops/Visine rings/bars Highlighters
Sodas/drinks Grills Liquid Paper
Candy Wallet chains Markers
Gum Lighters Combs, hair picks,
Fireworks Matches hair brushes
Play weapons C.D.’s Pocket knives
Backpacks Headphones Hair nets and do-rags
Lip Radios etc.
balm/stick/gloss Beepers Cellular phones
**THE ABOVE LISTED ITEMS WILL BE CONFISCATED AND MAY BE
PICKED UP BY A PARENT OR GUARDIAN THROUGH A CONFERENCE
WITH THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL. **
Students may bring no more than $10 to Turning Point High School. If a
student brings more than $10, an administrator will take up the money and call
a parent. The money will be returned to the student at the end of the day.
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TURNING POINT HIGH SCHOOL
All students at Turning Point High School will follow the AISD Dress
Code standards along with additional restrictions in the Turning Point
High School Dress Code. Because some fashion trends compromise the
safety and welfare of students, teachers, and others, and because they are
disruptive to the educational process, the Turning Point High School Dress
Code includes additional restrictions to dress.
Apparel that is disruptive may vary throughout the year. When additional restrictions to
dress code are made, notice will be given through Social Skills classes.
Students out of dress code must correct the problem, and a minimum of 12 points
will be deducted for being out of dress code.
Students who refuse to correct dress code problems or have dress code
problems that cannot be corrected at school will be required to contact a
a) bring appropriate clothing for student,
b) pick the student up, or
c) give the student permission to walk home.
TURNING POINT HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT I.D.’S
One picture I.D. and one metal chain will be supplied to each
Students are required to wear their picture I.D. on the metal
chain with the picture visible at all times while on campus.
Both the I.D. and the chain will be returned to the school upon
Cost for lost, stolen, or damaged I.D. cards = $2. Lost, stolen,
or damaged chains = $2.
SHIRTS & JACKETS
Shirts will be solid white or light gray. Overshirts and
undershirts will be solid white or light gray.
Shirts must be free of large logos, decorations, pictures, or
writing. Logos may be no larger than the TPHS Student I.D.
Shirts will cover the entire torso, crown of shoulder, and armpit
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ALL shirts will be tucked in so that the waist of the pants or
shorts is revealed at all times. Form fitting shirts and shirts not
long enough to stay tucked in will not be allowed.
Light jackets or sweaters may be worn in the building if they are
white or light gray and they are open down the front.
Coats and jackets that do not meet the Dress Code color
standards may not be worn in the building. Students are to
carry coats and jackets over their arm from the metal detector
directly to their locker to be put away for the day.
PANTS AND SHORTS
May only be solid black, solid khaki, or solid blue denim
jeans. No shades of green, red, yellow, orange, purple, brown, or white
pants will be allowed. Students are not allowed to wear blue slacks or blue
Will be free of large logos and decorations (no stripes or colored
stitching, pictures, or large writing). Logos may not be larger
than the TPHS Student I.D. card.
Will be worn at the waist (to the hipbone) and fit properly. When
belts are removed at the metal detector, pants will remain at
waist level (NO sagging or dragging).
No overalls or suspenders.
Will not have holes, rips, or tears.
Shorts may be no shorter that ½ the length between the
fingertips and the middle of the knee.
Will have belt loops and belts must be worn at all times (no
elastic waist or draw string pants allowed).
Skirts are not allowed.
Pants may not be tied around the ankles.
SHOES AND BELTS
Shoes, socks, shoelaces, and belts must be white, silver,
clear, gray, black, or brown only. No other colors or
decorations will be allowed on shoes, socks, shoelaces, or
Shoes must have heel straps.
Students may not wear house shoes or slippers to Turning Point
Belts are required to be worn at all times. Belt buckles must be
free of any letters, pictures, or logos other than brand names
such as Levi or Dickies.
Beards are not allowed. Chin hair must be trimmed.
Sideburns may be no longer than to the bottom of the earlobe.
See-through and form fitting clothing are not appropriate for
school. Under garments should not be seen through shirts.
Make-up or hair treatment that is considered inappropriate,
distracting, or calls attention to individual students is not
allowed. “Inappropriate” will be determined by the TPHS
administration. “Un-natural” hair color will not be allowed.
No letters, logos, designs, or borders may be carved into
hair. No notched eyebrows.
NO JEWELRY OR WATCHES WILL BE ALLOWED. If jewelry is
brought to school, it will be confiscated and may be picked up
by a parent or guardian through a conference with the
No tongue rings or tongue bars will be permitted in the school.
NO GRILLS will be permitted.
Purses may not be large enough to hold a textbook and may only
be black, brown, clear, or white. Purses will be stored in lockers.
Any type of head covering is forbidden in the building. Do-rags,
hairnets, and bandanas will be discarded.
Hair accessories (rubber bands, scrunchies, clips, beads, etc.) must be black,
brown, white, gold, or silver and must be worn in hair all day.
Nail polish may be worn only if it is clear.
Extra shirts or extra items of clothing that are not in Dress Code
will be confiscated.
Students are required to stay in full dress code until they are off
the Turning Point High School campus.
Points will be deducted for any and all dress code violations.
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All students will be assigned a locker. All lockers can and will be searched on
a random basis. Students are only permitted to go to lockers in the morning,
before classes begin, and after school. Students are never to slam locker
Students will have access to the necessary textbooks needed in each class.
Students may check out textbooks on an as needed basis from his/her
teachers. Students must pay for lost, damaged, or unreturned textbooks.
Refusing payment may result in denial of provided textbooks in the future.
Each student will be issued a three-ring binder, a binder label, dividers, and a
binder clip for the Point Sheet on the first day at Turning Point High School.
This notebook is required for all classes and is the property of Turning Point
High School. Any notebook that is lost, defaced, bent, torn, or broken will be
replaced at the student’s expense. The replacement cost is $5.00. Students
are responsible for their own notebook paper and pencil. Failure to have
supplies will result in disciplinary action.
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Lunches for Turning Point High School are prepared and transported from a junior high
school. Prices are $2.00 for student lunches. Lunch tickets can be purchased at Turning
Point High School. Free and Reduced lunch plans are honored at Turning Point High
Students will sign-up for their lunch preference during their first period class – by 10:00 a.m.
STUDENTS NOT SIGNING UP FOR LUNCH WILL NOT RECEIVE A PREPARED LUNCH.
Students may bring their own lunch. No open containers. The cafeteria has milk, fruit punch,
and snacks available to purchase.
1. Level 1 will be assigned a place to sit in the cafeteria each day. They are to remain
in their seats until they are told to go through the lunch line.
2. Level Zero students will eat in isolation.
3. Students may only go through the lunch line one time.
4. Students will sit in the area designated WITHOUT COMMUNICATING TO ANYONE
THROUGHOUT THE LUNCH PERIOD.
5. Students must receive permission to throw trash away or to speak with the teacher
on duty for any reason.
6. All students in the cafeteria will remain seated until dismissed by an adult.
7. Any student who creates a disturbance in the cafeteria will be removed, have points
deducted, and receive appropriate consequences according to the severity of the
A cold breakfast will be available to students on Levels 1-3 from 9:30-10:00 a.m. in the
cafeteria. Zero Level students will eat in isolation. The price is $1.00 for milk, juice, and a
cold pastry item.
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The Arlington ISD will provide transportation to and from Turning Point High School.
Students will be picked up at neighborhood stops. Buses will arrive at stops between
8:30 and 9:20 a.m.
Students will be returned to their neighborhood stops from Turning Point High School.
Students may only ride on the bus to which they have been assigned. Parents need to call
TPHS office before 3:30 pm if student is NOT to ride bus home.
Arlington ISD transportation is a privilege granted to Turning Point High School
students. Inappropriate conduct, either at the bus stop or on the bus, will result in
the issuance of a citation by the Arlington Police Department and removal from the
bus. Bus drivers will report all conduct violations to the Turning Point High School
Turning Point High School students will be expected to comply with the
1. Wait at the assigned area in an orderly manner.
2. Remain in the designated area while waiting for the bus.
3. Enter the bus and be seated in an orderly manner.
4. Remain seated throughout the trip.
5. Follow all directives from the bus driver/attendant immediately.
6. Keep seating area clean and free of damage.
7. Respect other riders.
8. Refrain from throwing objects or engaging in any other disruptive
9. Honor all rules and the seating chart as directed by the
10. Use no profanity or obscene language or behavior.
* Violations of transportation guidelines are reviewed via video cameras on all buses.
Please note: Once bus transportation has been arranged, students
will only be allowed to leave the Turning Point High
School campus on the assigned bus or with a parent or
guardian. Any changes to arranged transportation must
be made by 3:30 p.m.
Students are not allowed to receive rides from friends to
or from school.
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STUDENT DRIVING / PARKING
Students who have been assigned to Turning Point High School may not drive
themselves to school until they have earned the privilege according to the
Point/Level System set forth by Turning Point High School.
PARKING CRITERIA AND GUIDELINES:
Student parking will be considered a privilege.
Students who meet the following criteria will be allowed to drive to school:
1. Must be a junior or senior.
2. Must have maintained Level 3 status for the past 2 weeks.
3. Must provide appropriate documentation:
a. Valid driver’s license
b. Proof of insurance
c. Complete permit form in the office
4. Pay $35.00 for a parking permit.
Students who earn the privilege of driving may only drive themselves to
and from Turning Point High School (no friends).
Note: Students who have to give up their parking permit because they
are moved to level 2 due to the guidelines may receive a refund
upon request at the end of the semester. Students who lose their
parking permit because of their behavior WILL NOT receive a
T.E.A. Forms will be available after a student has attended TPHS for 4 weeks.
The student can make a request of the principal if he/she is meeting the
95% attendance during the semester the request is made,
no behavioral problems while in attendance, and
student must be passing all academic classes.
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Entering the Building
1. Wait in line silently at the door with no communication of any kind with
anyone without permission.
2. Greet the Turning Point High School staff member at the door.
3. Remove belt, jacket, shoes, and anything else that has metal. Show
tops/bottoms of socks and insides of pockets to the teacher on duty.
4. Place your possessions in the plastic tray.
5. Walk SLOWLY through the metal detector with arms relaxed at your sides.
6. Collect possessions, replace belt, and conform to the dress code before
passing the checkpoint.
1. If you want to go to breakfast, get a drink of water, or use the restroom, you
must get permission from the teacher on duty in the entry hall…before you
go to your first period class.
2. Go to your locker (if needed) and get everything you will need for the day.
3. Go immediately to your first period class.
Traveling through the Halls
1. ALWAYS walk on the right side of the hall in single file.
2. No communication of any kind with anyone, without permission.
3. Hall travel between classes is one way at all times.
Behavior during Class
1. Upon arrival, sit down and begin working immediately.
2. Do not communicate with anyone, except the teacher.
3. Raise your hand and wait to be acknowledged by the teacher before
4. Continue working for the entire class period.
1. Sit silently in your fifth period class and wait for your name or bus number
to be called.
2. Walk in a single file line on the right hand side of the hall on your way to
your locker and then to board your bus.
3. Remain in full dress code until you have left the building.
4. No communication of any kind with anyone, without permission.
“COMMUNICATION” includes the following:
Verbal = talking, whispering, singing, rapping, whistling, laughing, etc.
Non-Verbal = eye contact, waving, gesturing, etc.
Physical Contact = “high fives”, note passing, hitting elbows, etc.
Students who meet the above mentioned expectations will be allowed
to return to their home campus at the appropriate assigned time.
Students who do not meet these expectations may have their TPHS
Students are assigned to Turning Point High School when they are “charged” with a felony offense. If the
felony occurred off-campus or at a non-school event, and the student is found innocent or the charges are
reduced to a misdemeanor, the Executive Director of Student Services (under the advisement of the Turning
Point High School Principal and the home campus Principal) may make one of the following decisions:
1) The student may remain at Turning Point High School.
2) The student may be transferred to another campus.
3) The student may be allowed to return to the home campus.
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INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A
SIX WEEKS REVIEW:
Six-Weeks Review eligibility is determined by the Turning Point Administration. The
following factors will be reviewed:
Attendance Record – specifically concerning unexcused absences
Disciplinary Record – specifically noting discipline referrals which result
in Off-Campus suspension and Zero Level Skills assignments
Academic Performance – given by teachers
Point Sheets – reviewing Mastery of Social Skills (averaging 85 points
or more on a daily basis)
Number of positive days
STUDENT START DATES:
Monday & Tuesday In-Take students start classes on Wednesday.
Wednesday & Thursday In-Take students start classes on Friday.
DAILY CLASS SCHEDULE:
Skills/Entry 9:30 - 10:00 (SKILLS/STUDY HALL)
1st period 10:00 - 11:05
2nd period 11:05 - 12:10
3rd period 12:10 - 2:10 (30 MIN. SKILLS)
A 12:10 - 12:40
B 12:40 – 1:10
C 1:10 - 1:40
Skills/Bathroom 1:40 – 2:10
4th period 2:10 - 3:15
5th period 3:15 - 4:20 (GOAL REVIEW)
Begin Loading Buses 4:20
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When do you get help?
When someone’s life is in danger.
When you are afraid.
When someone is asking for help.
When you no longer know what to do.
o Child Protective Services (800) 252-5400
o Family Matters Counseling (817) 731-8839
-individual, family, and group counseling services
o First Call for Help (817) 258-8100
-links people to community services
o Mission Arlington (817) 277-6620
- food, clothing, furniture, dental care
o The Parenting Center (817) 332-6348
-free and low cost classes on anger in the family, rules, etc.
o Tarrant Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse (817) 548-9993
-counseling, support for dealing with addiction
o Tarrant County Crisis Hotline (817) 335-3022
-screening, assessment, and crisis service
-in-home intervention for ages 3-17
o Tough Love (972) 558-1762
-peer support for parents dealing with teen behavior
o The Warm Place (817) 870-2272
-support services for youth and parents dealing with loss and grief
o Youth Opportunity Center (817) 927-2251
-employment services for students over the age of 16
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