School Hours & Attendance
School hours are Monday through Fridays — 8:00 AM — 2:20 PM
- Any students who arrive to their classrooms after 8:00 AM are considered late unless their yellow bus has been delayed
- All attendance is entered into the Department of Education (DOE) computer system. All absences should be documented with a note from the parent, or doctor (if 3 days or longer). This note should be submitted to the classroom or homeroom teacher upon the child’s return to school.
- Medical lateness should be documented (doctor’s or dentist’s note)
- Parents of children who do not ride the yellow bus, are responsible for prompt pick-up of all children who do not have after school activities
PARENT - TEACHER CONFERENCES & OPEN SCHOOL WEEK 2019-2020
- Welcome to School - Curriculum Night @ all sites
Thu 9/26/2019 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
- Parent Teacher Conferences @ all sites (Afternoon & Evening)
Wed 11/6/2019 (Afternoon) 1:00 PM-:300PM & (Evening) 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
- Parent Teacher Conferences @ all sites (Afternoon & Evening)
Thu 3/12/2020 ((Afternoon) 1:00 PM-:300PM & (Evening) 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
- Farewell to the Teachers - Best Practices Curriculum Night @ all sites
Thu 5/21/2020 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
It is vital for students to attend school with a positive attitude towards learning. Students must be prepared with supplies and homework. They must also conduct themselves in a manner that does not disrupt the classroom. In cases where students are disruptive, the following procedures are followed:
- Teacher will speak with student privately
- Student will be sent to talk with the guidance counselor or dean
- Parent will be contacted
- Parent will be asked to visit the school or pick up child
- In-house suspension, Principal’s suspension, Superintendent’s suspension
*** Please note that the Citywide Standards of Discipline and Intervention Measures allows for the suspension of a student who has been removed from class three times for disrupting the educational process. Your child and all children have the right to learn in a supportive educational environment.
You will be receiving the Citywide Standards of Discipline and Intervention Measures along with a letter of explanation during September. The following general guidelines are worth noting:
- Speak and act in a respectful manner
- No gum is allowed in school
- Fighting and inappropriate language are not acceptable
- Follow directions and signals
- All weapons or instruments that may be used as weapons will result in automatic suspensions
- Dangerous and disruptive behavior will result in serious consequences that may include suspension
- Harassment of any kind is prohibited. Harassment refers to any behavior which is not welcome, which is personally offensive, which debilitates morale, and which therefore interferes with the working or learning effectiveness of its victims and peers. This includes via the internet.
- Sexual harassment is strictly prohibited and will lead to a Superintendent’s Suspension
- All Principals’ suspensions will be served at P12X. Students will be responsible for all required course work during suspensions.
- No skateboards are allowed on campus
- Internet usage and social networking websites have become a breeding ground for disciplinary issues, especially cyber-bullying. Please remind your child that any conflict with a fellow classmate that results in on-line threats or any inappropriate behavior (even if it takes place at home) can and will result in school-wide disciplinary action (as mandated by the Chancellor’s Regulations).
- Cell phones are prohibited in the school and will be confiscated if exhibited or used in any manner. Confiscated phones will only be returned directly to parents when it is the first offense. Parents will have to sign for the phone. Phones confiscated more than once will be sent to the Parent Coordinators’ office. Parents will have to retrieve it from the Parent Coordinator, Wendy Camarena between the hours of 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM. If the phone is confiscated a third time, the phone will not be returned until the end of the year.
School Trips & Special Events
Student participation in class trips will be determined by their behavior in a particular class. If a student receives a poor conduct grade in a class, it indicates that self-control may be lacking. Any lack of self-control can result in potentially dangerous or irresponsible behavior, especially outside the security of our school building. Therefore, if a student receives an unsatisfactory grade in a specific subject, or is suspended because of inappropriate behavior, the subject class teacher can exclude him/her from a class trip. Since most class trips are educationally based, students excluded from class trips will be responsible for and expected to complete subject-appropriate work assigned by the subject teacher.
For students to participate in special school activities, like school dances, class trips, school clubs or athletic teams, our staff will review student conduct grades on each report card to determine if students have met the appropriate standard of behavior. We will use a simple formula. Any student who receives any combination of the following conduct grades, 2 “U”s, 1 “N” and I “U”, or 3 “N”s in a marking period, will be excluded from participation.
* Seniors: For activities such as the senior prom, senior trip or any other senior school event, students receiving a total of 10 poor conduct grades or more by the end of the third marking period will not be allowed to participate. In addition, any student with multiple suspensions during the 2016-17 school- year will forfeit participation in all senior activities. A suspension in the 4th marking period will preclude an individual from senior activities as well.
Student Dress Code
The following guidelines for students dress are meant to encourage a positive climate for learning and to minimize distractions:
- No hats or head coverings are to be worn unless they are for religious purposes.
- All hats must be stored on or in the students’ desks.
- All shorts and skirts are to be no more than two (2) inches above the knee
- No mini-skirts with leggings are allowed
- Tops with spaghetti straps are not allowed
- No sleeveless shirts are allowed for boys
- No. tight fitting clothes are to be worn. All outfits should be appropriate for the school setting
- All shirts and blouses are to be long enough so that midriffs are covered
- No shirts with inappropriate words or slogans are to be worn
- All boys must have belts or pants that remain at waist level
- No ripped or torn jeans or jeans with holes