GUIDE TO KEY POLICIES AT PERRY HIGH
ATTENDANCE & ABSENCES
Being in class, prepared with your materials is one of the most effect ways to be successful as a new Freshman. However, when you have to miss class, you should be aware of the following:
After the first 15 minutes of class time is missed, a student is considered Absent.
A parent or legal guardian must call the attendance office within 24 hours of the absence to officially excuse students from school.
When a parent brings or picks up a student, he/she must be signed in/out at the attendance office
After 10 consecutive days of absences per semester, the state requires schools to automatically withdraw the student
Students are responsible for making arrangements with their teachers to complete make-up work for excused absences or suspensions. Make-up work must be completed with the same amount of time after returning as the class periods absent from class (for example, allow two class periods to complete make-up work for two class periods of absences).
What if I need to leave in the middle of the day?
Students are not permitted to leave school without permission; Perry High School is a closed campus.
We do not accept phone calls or email requests for early dismissal of a student. If a student needs to leave campus, they must bring in a hand written note from the parent/legal guardian before school starts. Attendance will verify the note prior to the student being dismissed.
If checking out a student in person, the parent/legal guardian must go to the Attendance Office and sign the student out of school. Your Emergency contacts are for medical emergencies only- not a list of who can pick you up. Anyone other than the parent/legal guardian picking up a student will need a hand written note from the parent/legal guardian in order to check the student out of school.
Food, Gum, Drinks
No gum is permitted in the building. No food or drinks are permitted outside of the cafeteria.
No hats of any kind shall be worn in the building except on special designated school spirit days. Hats are subject to confiscation if worn within the building.
Speaking of Dress Code…what can I wear? What is NOT allowed?
School pride, morale and image are influenced by the general appearance of students. CUSD wants to provide opportunities for students to express themselves within the set of parameters listed below:
NO Brief and Revealing Clothing that is not appropriate for school
Tank tops are OK but NO spaghetti straps, low cut neckline, open or plunging back, no undergarments visible
NO Garments-shirts, dresses, tanktops, etc.- with spaghetti straps
NO Strapless garments
NO TRENCH COATS
NO Garments that are “see-through,” cut low, or expose one’s midriff
Sleeveless garments must extend to the end of the shoulders and fit closely under the arms. Clothing should have adequate coverage to allow a full range of movement without skin or undergarments showing. Undergarments must not be visible.
Clothing must cover the entire buttocks and extend a reasonable length to ensure modesty.
Students shall not wear clothing that display messages that are vulgar, offensive, obscene, or libelous; that demean others on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability; that promote alcohol or drug use or violence; or that are otherwise contrary to the school’s educational mission.
NO Sagging Pants
NO Gang-Related Attire or grooming
Shoes or sandals must be worn at all times on campus according to state law and for student safety.
Body piercing that is a safety hazard and/or hinders performance in a classroom is not allowed.
Wallet chains are not allowed.
Students cannot wear slippers on campus.
Students and their parents/guardians have the responsibility to be aware of the school’s dress code and conform to these requirements. Each school will meet the minimum guidelines of the district dress code but may add other restrictions if the school administration deems it necessary
What happens if I am out of dress code?
The school administration retains the final discretion to determine that the garment or accessory meets the dress code. Some exceptions may be made for uniforms, formal attire, spirit days and/or costumes.
Disciplinary action including, but not limited to; warning, parent conference, after-school detention, community service, in-school suspension, or off-campus suspension. In addition, the student will remove the garment or accessory and replace it with an appropriate alternative provided by the school, student, or parent.
Cheating / Plagiarism
Copying the work of another person and submitting it as your own, obtaining unauthorized or undocumented material from the Internet or other sources, or securing teacher materials or work in a dishonest or unauthorized way are all considered cheating. Allowing another student to copy your work is considered cheating.
First Offense: A zero on the assignment, a referral to the administration, possible ISS/OCS
Second Offense: The student will be dropped from the class with an “F”.
Bullying and Hazing- PHS and CUSD do not tolerate Bullying and Hazing
Bullying = a repeated act over time that may occur over time when a student or group of students engages in any form of behavior that includes such acts as intimidation and/or harassment; or has the effect of physically harming a student, damaging a student's property, or placing a student in reasonable fear of harm or damage to property; or is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive that teh action, behavior, or threat creates an intimidating, or abusive environment int he form of physical or emotional harm; or may occur when there is a real or perceived imbalance of power of strength; or may constitute a violation of law. Bullying of a student or group of students can be manifested through written, verbal, physical, or emotional means and may occur in a variety of forms including, but not limited to: Verbal, written/printed or graphic exposure to derogatory comments, extortion, exploitation, name calling, or rumor spreading with directly through another person or group or through cyberbullying-Exposure to social exclusion or ostracism-physical contact including but not limited to pushing, hitting, kicking, shoving, or spitting-damage to or theft of personal property.
Cyberbullying = is, but not limited to, any act of bullying committed by use of electronic technology or electronic communication devices; telephonic devices, social networking and other internet communications, on school computers, networks, forums and mailing lists, or other District-owned property, and by means of an individual’s personal electronic media and equipment.
Harassment = intentional behavior by a student or group of students that is disturbing or threatening to another students or group of students. Intentional behaviors that characterize harassment includes, but are not limited to, stalking, hazing, social exclusion, name calling unwanted physical contact, unwelcome verbal or written comments, photographs and graphics; Harassment, may be related, but not limited to, race, religious orientation, sexual preference, cultural background, economic status, size or personal appearance. Harassing behaviors may be direct or indirect and by use of social media.
Intimidation = intentional behavior by a student or groups of students that places another student(s) in fear of harm of person or property; may be manifested emotionally or physically, directly or indirectly, and by use of social media.
Students are prohibited from bullying, harassing, and intimidating others on school grounds, school property, school buses, at school bus stops, at school sponsored events and activities, and through the use of electronic technology or electronic communication equipment on school computers, networks, forums, or mailing lists.
Disciplinary action may result for bullying, harassment, and intimidation that occurs outside of the school and the school day when such acts result in a substantial physical, mental, or emotional negative effect on the victim, while on school grounds, school property, school buses, at school bus stops, or at school sponsored events and activities, or when such act(s) interfere with the authority of the school system to maintain order. All suspected violations of law will be reported to local law enforcement.
If you feel you are being bullied or believe another student is experiencing bullying, harassment, or intimidation, please report this to administration immediately and it will be investigated
There shall be no hazing, solicitation to engage in hazing, or aiding and abetting another who is engaged in hazing of any other person enrolled, accepted for or promoted to enrollment, or intending to enroll or be promoted to schools within 12 calendar months. For purposes of this policy a person as specified above shall be considered a "student" until graduation, transfer, promotion or withdrawal from school.
Hazing means any intentional, knowing or reckless act committed by a student, whether individually or in concert with other persons, against another student and in which both of the following apply:
-the act was committed in connection with an initiation into, an affiliation with or the maintenance of membership in any organization that is affiliated with an educational institution.
-the act contributes to a substantial risk of potential physical injury, mental harm or degradation, or causes physical injury, mental harm or personal degradation.
Organization means an athletic team, association, order, society, corps, cooperative, club, or similar group that is affiliated with an educational institution and whose membership consists primarily of students enrolled at that educational institution.
It is no defense to a violation of this policy if the victim consented or acquiesced to hazing.
If you feel you have been a victim or hazing or have witnessed possible hazing please report it immediately. Your confidentiality will be maintained and the matter will be investigated by all proper authorities including law enforcement.
A word about Twitter, Snapchat and other social media….
We cannot stress enough how quickly what you post, share, text, tweet, etc. can spread and cause you trouble and possible discipline and/or legal consequences. Think before you post or hit send!
FOUR FAST YEARS
Starting now- every grade counts toward graduation. Don’t let your choices now limit your choices as a Senior!!