Policy/Handbook

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Policies

PHS Attendance Policy

If a student has unexcused absences in 3 or more periods a day in five or more days, or 5 unexcused absences in any one course within a quarter or 10 unexcused in any one course within a semester, the student may:

  1. Lose the privilege of participating in extracurricular activities. These include but are not limited to dances, special events, pep rallies, field trips, club activities and participation in athletics, until the end of the following grading quarter. In addition,
  2. The privilege to drive to campus may be revoked until the end of the following grading quarter. The principal or designee may review extenuating circumstances resulting in a loss of privilege(s).
  3. Have their name submitted to the Department of Safety and Motor and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV). The student will then be in danger of having the current privilege to drive suspended, for students who are under age 16, having their application for licensure denied.

** If this occurs during the fourth quarter of the school year, the privileges would be lost for the first quarter of the following school year.

** The Principal’s decision is final. **

Electronic Device Policy

Students may use Electronic Devices before and after school, during their lunch break, in between classes, during after-school activities (e.g. extra-curricular activities), at school-related functions, and while on the school bus provided such uses do not create a distraction, disruption, or otherwise interfere with the educational environment. Distracting behavior that creates and unsafe environment will not be tolerated. Use of Electronic devices, except those approved by a teacher or administrator, at any other time is prohibited and they must be powered completely off (i.e. not just placed into vibrate or silent mode) and stored out of sight.

Recording Devices

Cell phones, cameras, or any other recording devices are PROHIBITED from being used to record any activity taking place on school grounds without prior approval of the teacher to do so in his/her classroom or an administrators approval to do so for on campus activities and events. This is including but not limited to still photos, video and/or audio recordings.

Violators will receive a Level II Referral or Level III Referral with law enforcement involvement if there are violations of criminal laws involved.

PHS Dress Code Policy

  • Dress code regulations must be maintained at all times.
  • Students out of dress code receive a discipline referral and they will be isolated from class until their dress is corrected.
  • Shorts or skirts must be no more than 4” above the knee.
  • Jeans cannot expose the skin more than 4” above the knee.
  • Tank tops, spaghetti straps, halters, sexually implicit or explicit clothing, pajamas, spandex, bikinis are NOT allowed.
  • Shirts must not dip lower than an imaginary line from armpit to armpit and must be long enough to overlap tops of pants, shorts or skirts.
  • Boys must wear their pants securely at the waist and all shirts must have at least a 4” sleeve (shoulder to arm). Muscle or sleeveless shirts and athletic jerseys are NOT allowed.
  • Decorations, symbols, motors, or designs imprinted or attached to the body or clothing which are offensive to good taster or the maintenance of decorum, or which to advertise tobacco, alcohol, drugs, guns, violence, or which identify them as members of a secret antisocial groups or gangs shall NOT be worn to school or school functions.
  • Hats or head coverings are NOT allowed unless previously approved.

The principal or designee will make final decisions on the appropriateness of dress.