Admin

Policies

ARRIVAL/DISMISSAL

Students are not to come to school before the allotted time for arrival. Supervision is provided for students beginning at 8:10 am. Students are to go to the cafeteria and they may eat free breakfast. At 8:20 am the students are guided to their assigned areas each morning. Any student who is not in their class by the second bell, 8:45 am, will be marked tardy. Students will not be allowed into breakfast after 8:35 am. At the beginning of the year, please discuss with your child’s teacher how you expect him/her to go home every day. If there is a change in your standard dismissal routine, please send a note to your child s teacher. If a note is not received, the student will be sent home his/her regular way.


ATTENDANCE/TARDIES

Students are required to attend school 180 days per year. By law, parents are required to provide the school within 3 days with a written note of each absence. The only legally excused absences are for illness, doctor’s appointments, and illness or death of a family member. Certain other emergencies may be excused with permission from the principal. In accordance with district policy, six (6) or more days per quarter, eleven (11) or more days per semester, and twenty (20) or more days per school year are considered excessive and may cause the student to be retained. Students arriving after the 8:40 am bell will need to report to the office for a tardy slip. Disciplinary action, that may involve the school social worker, may be taken for excessive tardiness and/or absenteeism as this interferes with student progress. In addition, late entry into the classroom interrupts the classroom instruction for other students. Parents should accompany tardy students to the office to explain the reason for the tardiness. Tardiness will prohibit a student from earning perfect attendance.


BIKES/SKATEBOARDS/SCOOTERS/ETC.

Bikes may be ridden by students and parked in the assigned areas. This is a privilege and if abused, this privilege may be taken away by the principal. It is highly recommended that students have a lock. As per Florida Law, all students riding bicycles are required to wear a helmet. THE RIDING OF BIKES, SCOOTERS, SKATEBOARDS, AND SKATES ON SCHOOL PROPERTY IS NOT PERMITTED.



BUSES

Bus service is provided for students that live more than 2 miles away from the school. A copy of the Code of Student Conduct is given to each student, which includes the rules for riding the bus. All students are expected to follow these rules. Failure to adhere to the Code of Conduct may result in the student being removed from the bus. If a bus student will be going home via another means, the student must bring a written note from their parent/guardian. Unless the teacher receives a written note or the office is notified prior to dismissal, the student will ride their normal bus home. Requests to ride a different bus must have prior approval from transportation.


CIVILITY CODE

OCPS has a civility code in place. The civility code requires respect, kindness, cooperation, and responsibility for your own actions from all parties involved. The full civility code is available on the school website.


CLASS PARTIES

Only two (2) celebrations per year are permitted: winter break and end of year party.  Only store bought, sealed food items are permitted to be served to students. Siblings cannot be pulled from other classes to attend. Cake and cupcakes are permitted on the students’ birthday with prior permission from the teacher to be served during lunch only. No other items will be permitted into the classrooms as they cause distractions to the students, including balloons, flowers, etc.


CLINIC

The health assistant will give students medical attention allowed under county health policies. If a student has a high fever, the parent will be called to take the student home. A Medical Emergency Form must be on file for each student. This file should list all adults who are authorized to pick up the student in the event the parent cannot be reached. Please make sure the school is made aware of all changes in phone numbers and addresses. Students will not be permitted to take medications at school without completing the appropriate forms; this includes Tylenol, Ibuprofen, cough medicine, or cough drops. Medicine must be in its original container when signed in to the clinic.


DRESS CODE

Students are expected to adhere to the OCPS dress code policy in order to provide a safe and orderly learning environment. Clothing should be neat, clean, and in good condition for the health and safety of all students. The following items are NOT permitted to be worn by students:

  • Clothes with holes, tears, inappropriate patches

  • No bare midriffs and/or sides

  • Nothing too tight or revealing

  • Nothing sexual, vulgar, drug, alcohol, or tobacco related

  • No gang paraphernalia of any type

  • Hemlines must be mid-thigh

  • Sleeves are to be 4 fingers wide

  • No jewelry with sharp objects

  • No hats, sunglasses, visors, or bandanas

  • No chains hanging from belt or pockets

  • Pants secured at the waist, belts buckled

  • No underwear showing at all

  • Closed shoes only for PE participation or recess.

Students who come to school dressed inappropriately will be expected to change clothes. Parents will be contacted to bring appropriate clothing to school and students will not be permitted to attend class until their clothing has been changed.



EARLY DISMISSAL

Students will not be called from classrooms after 2:30/1:30 on Wednesdays. A PHOTO ID WILL BE REQUIRED TO SIGN OUT A STUDENT. This policy is strictly enforced for the safety and protection of all students. No student will leave campus without first being signed out.


Reminder

All students must carry their I.D. card at all times during school hours and at all school-sponsored activities. Student I.D. is required for use of computers in the Media Center, all school related activities, ticket purchase, cafeteria food purchase, hall passes, etc.

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