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BACK TO SCHOOL PARENT MEETING HSA Garland 2011-2012.

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1 BACK TO SCHOOL PARENT MEETING HSA Garland

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3 Drop-off No earlier than 7:30am Follow Traffic Flow Drop off at the back of the school No speeding and no cell phones Parking: only in designated areas in the back and in the front of the school Students enter through the back door to the gym Breakfast is served from 7:30am to 7:50am in the cafeteria (upstairs) Students are released between 7:45am and 7:50am to go to class

4 Dismissal/Pick-up Follow Traffic Flow No speeding and no cell phones Students are picked up at the back of the school in designated areas Parking-only in designated areas Car plates-needed to pick up ALL students for ALL grade levels K-3 - 2:50pm 4-8 – 3:00pm 9 – 3:50pm Pick up within 15 minutes of dismissal time

5 Building Policies Parents must sign-in at the Front Office and receive a visitors pass before entering the building (ID) Parents must have a specific purpose to enter the school Volunteering-specific purpose Lunch with child We kindly ask that parents do not hang out in the school lobby

6 Classroom Observations Parents must submit a written request to administration at least 24 hours in advance Request must state the date and time of the desired observation as well as the reason for the observation Parents must wait for administration to contact them to inform them if their request has been approved Observations are limited to one class period

7 Attendance A note from a parent must be presented to the Front Office the day a student returns from an absence (even if the parent already spoke to the front office or their childs teacher on the day of the absence) The note should state the date(s) of the absence(s) and the reason for the absence If a note is not received within 3 days of the child returning to school, the absence will be marked unexcused

8 Tardies The schools tardy policy has been developed to emphasize the importance of each student arriving on time to school every day and remaining in the classroom for the entire period. Learning personal responsibility by arriving to school and class on time is an integral part of the schools standard of excellence, which helps prepare students for excellence.

9 Tardies Students should be inside the classroom by 8:00am. A student arriving after this time must report to the front office and obtain a tardy slip. Tardiness to school will be unexcused, unless the student arrives to campus late for one of the following reasons: Personal illness Attendance at a required court appointment Appointment with a doctor, dentist or other professional For a tardy to be excused, the student must present a note from the parent explaining the students late arrival. The school may also require a written note from a doctor, dentist or other professional.

10 Tardies # of TardiesConsequences 5-9Saturday school or after school detention 10-14In-school suspension 15-19One day out of school suspension 20 and aboveUp to 3 days out-of- school suspension

11 Discipline Discipline Point System (DPS) Positive Reward System (PRS)

12 DPS Discipline Point System Points for negative behavior Lack of materials (2) Unexcused tardy (3) Sleeping in class (2) Talking back to teacher (5) Gossiping/spreading tale (3) Students who go 5 consecutive school days will have points removed

13 Consequences 10 or more points – 1 st After School Detention 20 or more points – Saturday Detention 25 or more points – 1 day In School Suspension (ISS) 50 or more points – 1 day Out of School Suspension (OSS) 70 or more points – 3 days Out of School Suspension (OSS) 75 or more points – possible expulsion

14 PRS Positive Reward System Perfect dress code Having all supplies during a random supply check Helping a fellow student without being asked Being a positive role model Behavioral improvement

15 Rewards Free dress days Field trips Ice cream parties/pizza parties Movie night

16 Cell Phones and Electronics Cell phones should be turned off and put away (in their locker) from the time a student arrives at school until the time they leave campus No electronics such as cameras, iPods, iPads, gaming systems, and other such devices are allowed at school Any cell phones or electronics that are in violation of school rules will be confiscated Returned only to a parent and will be charged a fee 1 st offense $10 2 nd offense $20 3 rd offense $40 and device kept until the last day of school

17 DRESS CODE HSA Garland

18 Uniform Top Tucked in at all times No holes or tears Cannot be substituted with a solid red or blue polo shirt

19 Pants Uniform Pants Khaki or navy blue (no black) No jean-style pants No cargo pants No holes or tears Must be worn with a belt

20 Pants Pants may not be baggy or sag, or have a low waistline Pants must be worn properly at the waist Pant legs may not be rolled up

21 NO JEAN STYLE PANTS

22 NO CARGO PANTS

23 PANTS MUST BE UNIFORM STYLE

24 UNIFORM STYLE PANTS

25 Shorts Uniform-style shorts K-8 th grade only (no high school students may wear shorts) Khaki or navy blue (no black) No cargo shorts Must be knee length (must touch the knee cap) Must be worn with a belt

26 NO CARGO SHORTS SHORTS CANNOT BE ABOVE THE KNEE CAP

27 SHORTS SHOULD BE UNIFORM STYLE SHORTS MUST BE LONG ENOUGH TO TOUCH THE KNEE CAP

28 Belts All boys and girls All grade levels Dark blue or black Solid colored Should be visible at all times Must fit properly and not hang down when buckled No big belt buckles

29 Footwear No sandals, mules, Uggs (of Ugg-style), high heels, boots or Crocs No heelies (shoes with wheels) or illuminated shoes are allowed All shoes must have backs

30 Footwear Athletic shoes /tennis shoes Dark-colored lace-up shoes or loafers with closed toes/heels Socks: white, navy blue, or black socks must be worn at all times No footies

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33 DOS

34 Free Dress Days Jeans T-shirts/blouses Must have sleeves Capris and long shorts are acceptable (shorts must touch the knee cap) Long dresses and skirts are allowed, but they must fall below the knee cap (even if leggings are worn underneath)

35 Free Dress Days No skinny jeans or tight jeans No tight shorts, dresses, skirts, or capris No sleeveless No leggings (unless worn under a dress or skirt that falls below the knee cap) No low-cut, midriff baring, or backless blouses

36 Free Dress Days No holes, tears, inappropriate wording, logos, messages, or advertising No images of violence

37 NO SKINNY JEANS, TIGHT PANTS/SHORTS, OR CLOTHING WITH HOLES, TEARS, OR DIRTY LOOK

38 NO SHORT DRESSES OR SKIRTS NO LEGGINGS (UNLESS WORN WITH A DRESS OR SKIRT THAT MEET DRESS CODE GUIDELINES) NO TIGHT CLOTHING DRESSES AND SHIRTS MUST HAVE SLEEVEES

39 SKIRTS AND DRESSES MUST FALL BELOW THE KNEES JEANS, PANTS AND SHORTS SHOULD NOT BE TIGHT AND SHOULD LOOK NICE

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41 Free Dress Day Footwear Athletic shoes/tennis shoes Dark-colored lace-up shoes or loafers with closed toes/heels Canvas or slip on shoes (no slippers) No crocs, Uggs (or Ugg-style), boots, sandals, mules, high heels No heelies or illuminated shoes

42 THESE ARE OK TO WEAR ON FREE DRESS DAYS

43 Outerwear These rules apply to ALL days (including Free Dress Days) No hats, caps, bandannas, or other headgear Students may wear jackets and sweaters without hoods (any color) NO HOODIES No coats worn in the classroom Dark blue, black, or white long sleeved shirts may be worn under the uniform top

44 NO HOODIES ARE ALLOWED TO BE WORN IN THE BUILDING

45 JACKETS AND SWEATERS WITHOUT HOODS ARE ALLOWED

46 Personal Appearance These rules apply to ALL days (including Free Dress Days) No facial or body piercings No clip-on jewelry (earrings, nose-rings, etc) Boys may not wear earrings Girls may wear stud earrings (no dangling or hoop earrings) No tattoos (temporary or permanent) No extreme hairstyles (Mohawk, spiked hair, etc)

47 Personal Appearance No extreme hair colors Boys hair may not pass the neck Sideburns may be to the tip of the earlobe No sunglasses No wallets with chains Girls may wear tasteful make-up and nail polish that is not distracting

48 NO HOOP OR DANGLING EARRINGS

49 GIRLS ARE ALLOWED TO WEAR STUD EARRINGS

50 NO EXTREME MAKE-UP

51 No Mohawks No extreme hairstyles

52 Student Handbook Received at Orientation All students and parents must sign and return the signature page to the Front Office by Friday, August 26 (the first Friday of school) Uniform Policy, Dismissal Policy, and Cell Phone and Electronic Device Policy due Friday, August 26

53 Free/Reduced Lunch All students (whether they buy lunch/breakfast at school or not) need to return the Free/Reduced Lunch form ASAP


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