• School Rules


    Students are responsible for completing all work assigned in a timely manner. This independent practice serves as a strong foundation for academic success. Students are expected to record homework in the agenda book daily and complete it as assigned. Parents and students alike will benefit by reviewing the agenda books and the completed work on an ongoing basis.

    Late Work

    The purpose of homework is to help the students to learn. Students need to view homework as a study tool that helps them to practice what is learned in the classroom. It serves as a vital supplement to the lesson. Without it, the learning that is done in the classroom is superficial because it is not reinforced or practiced. The effect of homework is most beneficial when it is completed in conjunction with the lesson.
    • Teachers expect that all assigned work will be turned in on time.
    • Late work will not receive full credit (refer to individual teacher's late work policy for specifics).
    • If the student is absent one day, he or she has one day to complete the missing work; if absent two days, two days for make-up, etc. This does not pertain to long-term projects that are due upon a specific due date or date of return to school.
    • The students are responsible for listing the homework assignments in the agenda book and for showing written notes to their parents and to the teacher. Teachers often write notes in the agenda book if work is turned in late, so parents should regularly check their child's agenda book. Also, parents may use the agenda book to correspond with their child's teacher.

    Long-term Projects

    Middle/high school children have reached a level in their academic development where they can accept more responsibility for their learning. Thus, students are assigned long-term projects through which they can demonstrate their creativity and individual knowledge. Students are given detailed instructions by individual teachers and are expected to follow them carefully. It is very important that students do what is expected, and organize their time to include project work along with other assignments. These projects help guide students toward desired goals of personal responsibility and academic achievement.


    Students are held responsible for the proper care and use of all books, supplies, combination locks, apparatus or equipment furnished by the school. Students who damage school property will be required to pay for repairs and/or replacement.
    Students are advised against bringing large sums of money or items of considerable value to school. The school cannot assume the responsibility for the loss or theft of personal property.
    Electronic devices which have no legitimate educational purpose are not to be brought to school. Electronic devices include but are not limited to telephone pagers, headphones, CD players, iPods, video games or similar devices. Cell phones are permitted, but must be turned off before students enter the building. After metal detector check, all cell phones must also be out of sight. Cell phones –in combination with other electronic features (such as iPods, electronic games, etc.) will not be permitted. The school will not be responsible for electronic devices or items lost, damaged or stolen. Students found to be in violation of this rule will be subject to suspension and confiscation of the device. Confiscated items will be returned to parents/guardians only.

    School Day

    The middle level office is open from 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m Scheduled classes for Grades 6-8 occur from 9:14 a.m. to 3:46 p.m. Homeroom for students in Grades 6-8 is from 8:53 a.m. - 9:10 a.m. (Students are expected to be in homeroom everyday). Schedules for students in Grades 9-11 occur from 7:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    Bell Signal

    Signals will sound in all classrooms, corridors, dining halls and gymnasium at the conclusion of each class period. Classes are dismissed upon direction of the teacher after the signal has sounded.

    Arrival & Departure

    Students in Grades 6-8 should plan to arrive at their assigned bus stop approximately ten minutes prior to the scheduled pick-up time. At the conclusion of classes for the day, students may return to their lockers to pick up necessary materials to be taken home and prepare for dismissal. Students in Grades 9-11 should plan accordingly to insure an on-time arrival to school daily.

    Early Dismissal

    Any student requesting an early dismissal should present a written request to the office after reporting to homeroom. The request should include the student’s name, homeroom, date, time, reason for early dismissal, a parent or guardian’s signature and a telephone number at which the parent may be reached. At the time designated, the parent must report to the main office to complete the sign out process. The student will be expected to report to the office at the requested time. No student will be dismissed to anyone other than his/her legal guardian, unless a written request is submitted by said guardian and approved by the administration.

    Leaving the Building

    Students are not permitted to leave school grounds once they have exited their bus upon arrival at school, throughout the day or before entering their bus at dismissal. Students who leave the premises without permission will be suspended.

    Emergency School Closings

    Should any emergency arise or serious weather conditions make roadways impassable, notice of school closings or delays will be broadcast over the radio and television stations starting at 6:00 a.m.


    Each student has been assigned a locker near his/her homeroom. Students are permitted to use lockers upon coming into the building in the morning, before and after lunch, other suggested times and at dismissal at the end of the day. All lockers used by students on the first, second and third floors have been fitted with combination locks. Each student should memorize his/her locker combination and not share it with anyone else. Students must bring locks from home for their physical education lockers. Lockers should be kept neat and clean; periodic inspections will be scheduled. No valuables are to be left in lockers. If a locker is in need of repair, please notify your homeroom teacher. Each student must use his/her assigned locker only.

    Agenda Book

    Students are responsible for completing all work assigned in a timely manner. This independent practice serves as a strong foundation for academic success. Students are expected to record homework in the agenda book daily and complete it as assigned. Parents and students alike will benefit by reviewing the agenda books and the completed work on an ongoing basis.

    Change of Address

    Students who are moving from one address to another within or outside the school district, must report the change to the counselor’s office in the form of a letter from his/her parent/guardian.

    Emergency Drills

    The purpose of evacuation drills is to give practice in quiet, orderly and rapid departure from the building. Knowing the location of the emergency exit for each of your classes will enable you, the student, to make a safe exit in all situations.
    1. Maintain silence at all times.
    2. When making your exit, keep in single file unless otherwise directed.
    3. Everyone must leave the building and be accounted for during roll check.
    4. Recall will be sounded when conditions are suitable.
    5. Remain with your class and respond quickly to the direction of your teacher.

    Bus Transportation

    School bus service provides transportation to and from school for eligible students. It is our aim to provide efficient service and to ensure the health and safety of all passengers.
    To accomplish this aim, please recognize that your bus driver is responsible for your personal health and welfare, and obey his/her directions. His/Her attention must be directed to driving the bus – not to correcting acts of disorder by students. The following items are to be observed in regard to bus transportation:
    1.  The driver of the bus must be obeyed. 
    2. While waiting for the bus, students should not stand in or play in the road or abuse the property of the homeowners living near the bus stop. 
    3. Everyone should be courteous when lining up, entering, or leaving the bus. 
    4. Upon boarding the bus, students shall immediately be seated in their assigned seats (if they have an assigned seat). 
    5. All students must remain seated until the bus comes to a full stop at their destination. 
    6. Pupils shall at all times keep their entire bodies within the bus. 
    7. No one should make unnecessary noise, shout, or use objectionable language. 
    8. No student will be permitted to throw or shoot articles within the bus or out of the bus window. 
    9. All students must ride the bus they are assigned to ride. 
    10. Food and/or beverages are not to be consumed while on the bus.

    Hallway Passport

    When classes are in session, pupils using the corridors must have their agenda book. Students found in the corridor without their agenda book will be sent back to the classroom and subject to action in accordance with the Disciplinary Code.

    Cafeteria Services

    As an integral part of the total school program, full cafeteria services are provided to all students. Meals are carefully planned so that students may be served well balanced meals. Observing the following rules will help create a pleasant, orderly and efficient cafeteria:
    1. Lines at serving areas are to be single file. Each student is provided with a debit account utilizing a five digit code they are asked to key in at the cash register or utilize their Student ID. Money is then withdrawn from their cafeteria account to pay for lunch. Students still do have the option to pay in cash (exact change is best).
    2. Students may use the lavatories or obtain a drink of water during the lunch period. However, they are expected to be considerate of others who may also wish to use such facilities.
    3. Students may converse quietly with other students at their table.
    4. Recess for students in Grades 6-8 is a privilege, and we expect good behavior at “free time”.
    5. All trash from lunches is to be placed in the trash cans provided. Each student should help clean his/her own area. If food is spilled, the student is to clean the spillage.
    6. Misconduct or abuse of the cafeteria facilities as outlined below may result in exclusion from cafeteria privileges:
      • Refusing to follow and obey the direction of the cafeteria supervisors and the general rules of cafeteria operations.
      • Throwing food or an object(s) in the cafeteria.
      • Leaving the cafeteria without authorization from the person in charge.
      • Being in an unauthorized area of the building without permission after being given a verbal warning.
      • Inciting a general disturbance in the cafeteria