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Campus Rules

Skateboards, Scooters, Bikes, Roller Blades
  • All wheeled transportation must be placed in students’ lockers or locked on the racks or bike cage and cannot be carried during the school day.
  • All wheeled transportation is never to be ridden on or near the campus before, during, or after school, including evenings and weekends. Students must hold onto their skateboard on Rollin Street, Fair Oaks Blvd, and Oak Street near the campus before and after school. 
 
Backpacks/ Lockers
  • No backpacks in the classrooms/hallways.
  • Backpacks and other personal items are the responsibility of the student. They are not to be left unattended (for example: hidden in the bushes). Unattended backpacks will be taken to the office. Repeated violations will result in consequences.
  • Lockers must be locked at all times.
  • Lockers and all areas outside of the quad are off limits five minutes after the start of brunch/lunch.
 
Food and beverages
  • Food and beverages may only be consumed or eaten in the cafeteria and quad area. There is to be no food or beverages consumed anywhere else on campus.
  • No food deliveries from business are allowed on campus (for example Pizza Hut). Parents may drop off forgotten lunches only on the black wire shelf located in the office.
  • Clear water bottles (which contain only water) are allowed, except in the computer lab/library/art room/wherever liquids are not allowed.
  • Office staff cannot accept lunch money to be handed to students.
 
Morning Rules
  • Students must start reporting to class at 7:55 A.M. in order to be in class on time.
  • Students may not walk through the staff parking lot. Please use the sidewalks.
 
Brunch and Lunch
  • All students must report to the quad for brunch/lunch within 5 minutes.
  • Food and beverages may only be consumed or eaten in the quad area. There is to be no food or beverages consumed anywhere else on campus.
  • Students are responsible for their own trash and must place it in the proper containers when they are finished.
  • Students must keep their hands and feet to themselves.
  • There is no running, chasing, or horseplay (including “play” fighting) in the quad during brunch/lunch/after school. Students may use the grass fields (when open) for exercise during lunch.
  • All athletic gear may only be used on the field.
 
After School
  • Students must leave campus fifteen minutes after the end of school. On Mondays this is 2:35, on Tuesdays through Fridays, this is 2:55. All students on campus after this time must have a pass or be part of a school authorized activity (Tiger Club, after school sports, tutoring, etc.).

 

General Rules
  • No valuable items, including money, can be dropped off at the front office.
  • Any items left in locked classrooms after school hours can be picked up the following day.
  • The office cannot call students out of class unless there is an emergency or student is being picked up by a parent.
  • Students are not allowed to sell any items during the school day.

DRESS CODE

 

The school administration shall have the right to designate which types of dress, fashion, fads, or appearance disrupts or detracts from the educational program and may be a potential safety hazard.  Parents will be contacted for dress code violations. 

 

  • No visible underwear.
  • No tube tops, off the shoulder tops, or spaghetti straps.
  • No spandex shorts during the school day.
  • No bare midriffs, backless shirts, or see-through tops.
  • Skirts, shorts, and dresses must be long enough to reach where the middle finger connects to the palm.
  • No flip-flops or open toed shoes.
  • No sagging. Pants must be worn to cover underwear.
  • No pajamas.
  • No bandannas.
  • No hats or hoods over the head inside of school buildings including classrooms, the office, and auditorium.
  • No pictures or advertisements of alcohol, cigarettes, and/or drugs on clothing, notebooks or backpacks.
  • No slogans, emblems or advertising on clothing which by their controversial or obscene nature disrupt the educational setting.
 

ELECTRONICS

Cell phones, iPods, iPads, portable games, and other electronic devices that may cause class and campus disturbance are NOT to be used on campus at any time during school hours. If these items are found, they may be confiscated and returned to a parent/guardian.  Electronic equipment should be left at home. We are NOT responsible for recovering lost or stolen electronic equipment.

 

BIKES AND ALL WHEELED VEHICLES

Bikes and all wheeled vehicles are to be walked on the concrete areas near the bike racks and within the bike rack enclosureBikes are NOT to be ridden through the campus or through the parking lot.  Each student who brings a bike to school must have a lock and chain/cable.

 

SAFETY

Administrators, counselors and teachers are on campus supervision each day during brunch and lunch. They take a proactive approach to diffuse situations. Many staff members have been trained in emergency evacuation and CPR.

 

SAFETY DRILLS

Your teachers will thoroughly discuss directions for fire drills and other safety-related drills. For your safety, and that of your fellow students, follow all instructions carefully. Obey the following simple rules during all drills:

 

  1. Do not talk from the time the alarm is sounded until you have returned to your room or place of instruction.
  2. Listen for instructions from your teacher, and follow them explicitly.
  3. Cell phone use during safety situations is a violation of SPMS policy.
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