Falcon Dress Code
Students are expected to follow the dress code. Students who are not following dress code will be asked to comply or go home to put on appropriate clothing.
1. No exposed midriffs.
2. Straps on tops must cover bra straps (two finger width as a guide).
3. No hats, bandannas or other headgear. (Hats are permitted at dances and designated Hat Day Events).
4. No clothing with logos or pictures with vulgarity, profanity, alcohol, drugs, sex, violence or hatred.
5. No low cut tops, halter tops, backless tops, or tube tops.
6. No exposed underwear.
8. Length of skirts, dresses, and shorts must be appropriate in appearance for school (mid thigh in length). Spandex shorts under short shorts or skirts is not acceptable.
9. No low hanging pants with underwear exposed.
10. Footwear will be appropriate for a school environment. Indoor shoes needed.
Please Note: This policy applies to any school related or sponsored activity (afterschool, co-curricular, extra-curricular)
NFS ELECTRONICS POLICY
This policy is intended to support the Positive Learning Environment policy. The NFS standard and expectation regarding the use of cell phones and other electronic devices is that use is prohibited while on school property. Cell phones, etc. must be off and in the student’s locker during the instructional day that ends at 2:30 when the bell rings for dismissal.
They should be used minimally outside the instructional day (dances, sporting events etc.). If at any time a student needs to contact his/her parents or vice-versa, the student phone at the office may be used. Electronic devices include cell phones, camera phones, MP3 players, or such other electronic device that disrupts the positive learning environment. Such devices as Kobos or e-readers without data plans are permitted.
The use of electronic devices during the instructional day may:
· detract from school safety and crisis preparedness;
· infringe on privacy legislation;
· contribute to bullying or harassment via inappropriate or unwelcome text messaging, inappropriate content posted on social media
· contribute to cheating;
· contribute to inappropriate socializing during class time via text messaging and social networking.
· facilitate illegal activity.
NFS Administration and staff believe that maintaining the integrity of the learning environment is a priority, and that the use of cell phones and/or electronic devices might detract from that priority.
Disciplinary Action in Cases of Non Compliance:
• Teacher confiscates cell phone or other electronic device and delivers it to the school office.
• The cell phone or other electronic device is returned to the student at the end of the day.
• The parents/guardians is/are informed with a conduct report.
• Teacher/Administrator confiscates cell phone or other electronic device and delivers to the school office.
• Parents/Guardians are contacted to discuss the issue.
• Further disciplinary measures may result depending on the circumstances.
• Parents/Guardians must come in and pick up the cell phone or other electronic device.
• Further defiance or violations of this policy could result in a Warning of Suspension or a Suspension from school.
·Lockers are provided for each student in the middle school.
·All locks are the responsibility of students.
·All lockers must be locked with a combination lock provide by the school (rental fee). Combinations are kept on file by the homeroom teacher.
·No decals or stickers are to be put on the locker walls or doors.
·All textbooks, notebooks, and anything of value should be kept in the lockers. Students are responsible for their texts and may be required to pay for lost/damaged texts.
SCHOOL BUS TRAVEL
While traveling on the bus, students are under the supervision of the bus driver. They should be courteous to each other and to the driver. Students should observe and follow the expectations outlined by the Department of Education:
Be on time and never stand in the street or highway while waiting for the school bus
Be absolutely quiet while the bus is approaching and crossing a railway.
Pupils shall be picked up and discharged only at bus stops approved by Anglophone East School District.
Students are not permitted to get off at another stop or take another bus unless approved by transportation.
Obey the driver promptly and avoid an unnecessary conversation with him while the bus is in motion.
Do not cross the road behind the bus. Crossings are to be made in front of the bus, not nearer than 10 feet and only after looking both in directions.
Occupy seats assigned by the driver or other school official.
Obtain approval of the driver to open the Emergency Door or bus windows. Do not throw anything out of the windows or extend hands, arms or legs through the opening.
Do not throw refuse on floor of bus and help the driver to keep the bus sanitary.
Eating or drinking is not permitted on a school bus.
Be courteous to the driver and fellow passengers. Rough or boisterous conduct will not be permitted on the bus.
In case of any road emergency, remain seated in the bus until ordered to vacate.
Willful damage to the bus must be paid for by the offender.
Remain seated until you have reached your destination.
Refusal of students to follow these simple rules could lead to short or long term suspension from bus transportation and/or school.
SCHOOL SCENT-FREE POLICY
All schools in Anglophone East School District are scent-free buildings. Signs are posted throughout buildings as a reminder to all who enter the building. Students/staff/visitors should be conscious of the sensitivities others may have when exposed to scented products.
ALLERGIES AND COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
Parents and students should be aware of communicable health concerns such as head lice, pink eye etc. For many communicable diseases there are school exclusionary periods. Please keep the school informed and keep your child home for the appropriate recovery period often recommended by a physician.
We are also concerned about children with severe allergies to substances such as peanuts or latex. As such, we are a nut free school as a safeguard. Please ensure that the school has the necessary information in regards to epi-pen use, emergency procedures etc. in accordance with Policy 704 Health Support Services.