Attendance Board Policy only allows up to 10 days of excused absences Under the age of 18, truancy charges filed 18 and over, loss of privileges including possible withdrawal from classes and/or school, exclusion from extracurricular activities, loss of parking pass, possible non-participation in commencement exercises in June, etc. College visit days – allowed 3 (must provide proof of visit and parent must call attendance line)
18 Years of Age NO sign-in, sign-outs, calling yourself off just because you’re 18. As long as you are living at home, your parent is responsible for you and we must have parent permission for sign in/outs and absences.
Study Hall The procedure for attending the Media Center for Study Hall has changed. You will electronically register for a time slot. All information will be relayed during your Study Hall in August. The Log In will be on the High School page.
Arrival/Dismissal from School/Classes Students arriving or leaving from school grounds must sign in/out in their grade level office. Even with a note, students will only be permitted to sign out after contact has been made with a parent or guardian. Once a student has signed out he/she is not permitted to sign back in, unless he/she has a medical or court excuse. Students are expected to be in their designated classroom at the beginning of each period. Those who are not prompt may be subject to disciplinary action.
Truancy/Class Cuts Excused Absences/Sign Outs Unexcused Absences/Sign Outs Personal illness of the student; Illness in the student’s family; Death in the family; Quarantine for contagious disease; Religious reasons; Pre-approved vacation College visits Court/ Probation Babysitting Hair appointments Car or traffic problems Missing the bus Driving tests Employment interviews Senior "Skip Day" Oversleeping Monday after Prom Weekend shopping Attending non-school related events Birthdays Outside employment, unless through an approved program (Work Study, OWE, OWA, etc.)
Dropping a Class A student may withdraw from a course within the first nine weeks without penalty, providing the students course load does not fall below 5 credits. If a course is dropped after the first nine weeks a grade of “F” will be recorded.
Progress Book Progress book: online grade book Students/parents can access grades throughout the school year. Login remains the same throughout a student’s career- unless he/she changes it. Forget login see Mrs. Coates (East Office) or go to BHS webpage and use email helpline- firstname.lastname@example.org
Parking All unpaid school fees MUST be paid before you can purchase a parking pass All cars must have parking passes displayed by Thursday, September 1st Not in correct space, ticketed, possibly towed Winter weather – get close to your spot Right to revoke parking pass for academics, discipline, abuse of privilege BHS Administration has the right to search cars parked in BHS lots
Cell Phone Policy Rules: Consequences: 1. Are not allowed on your person at anytime. 2. Are to be left in your locker or in your car. 3. BHS is not responsible for lost or stolen cell phones. 4. In the event of an emergency, your family will need to contact your grade level office. First Offense-Confiscation of phone and parent must pick up. Cell phones will not be returned to student if parent does not pick up until conclusion of next school day. Second Offense-All the above plus a Weds/Fri Detention. Refusal to relinquish cell phone to staff member will result in suspension.
Dress Code Highlights 1. Dresses, skirts or shorts must be knee length(including Award Ceremonies, Class presentations, etc.). No Yoga Pants or Leggings. 2. Pants are not permitted to be ripped, shredded, torn or damaged. Pants must be worn at the waist. 3. Students are not permitted to wear any type of hat, headband or bandana. All hats must be kept in lockers from 7:25 – 2:15. 4. Students are not permitted to have unnatural hair color. 5. Coats-Must remain in lockers. 6. Shirts-Students are not permitted to wear halter tops, tank tops, tube tops or any top exposing the midriff or cleavage. 7. Clothing decorated with offensive, obscene language or gestures promoting drugs, alcohol, tobacco, sex, or violence are not permitted. 8. Failure to follow the dress code will result in you being sent to CLC for the day until rectified.
Bullying and Fighting Text messaging someone is the same as saying it to their face! Even if it happens out of school it could have implications in the school building which means you can be disciplined. If you are involved in a fight you will be suspended for at least 3 days of school. School work will not be allowed to be made up! Charges may be filed with the Brunswick Police Department!
Prescription Drugs All prescription and over the counter medications must be handed in to your grade level office with appropriate paperwork. You may not carry or store aspirin, prescription medication, cough medicine, 5 hr energy, vitamins etc… in your locker. Violation of this policy will result in a suspension with a recommendation for expulsion. EpiPens and inhalers must be registered with the grade level office.
Each student will be assigned a locker. Students are responsible for their school materials and personal property, thus lockers should be kept locked at all times. Sharing of lockers and combinations is not advised. Lockers are the property of Brunswick City Schools and therefore can be searched at any time.
Class Exchanges On weather permitting days, students may walk outside during class changes. All doors are now alarmed. The office is notified whenever a door is opened. Reminder: cameras have also been installed.
IPods Students may not use listening devices during instructional time and while taking tests or quizzes. Misuse of an IPod can result in confiscation of the IPod Music must not be heard by others. IPods are not to be used in the classroom. BHS is not responsible for lost or stolen Ipods.
Hall Passes Your agenda book has your hall passes for the year. Students will ask their teacher for their signature and take their handbook with them to their destination. Once all lines have been used the student is out of passes for the quarter. The cost of replacing your handbook is $10.00. If you need a replacement, see Mrs. Caso in the Athletic Office.
ID’s You need your ID’s for books, media center, and dances. Replacement ID’s are $2 and can be purchased in the media center.
After School Policy All students are expected to exit the building by 2:30 p.m. unless being supervised directly by a staff member. Weight room is not open unless supervised by a BCS staff member. The media center is open until 3:15 p.m.
Athletic Eligibility Students must have received passing grades in a minimum of 5 one credit classes or the equivalent 9 th graders must carry a 1.8 GPA 10 th -12 graders must carry a 2.0 GPA All requirements must be met in the grading period immediately preceding.
Random Drug Testing Participation by students in extracurricular activities offered at BHS is a privilege, not a right. Students participating in extracurricular activities will be required to participate in a random drug/alcohol/nicotine testing program. Each student and parent is required to sign a form consenting to the random testing. If the “Drug Testing Policy General Authorization Form” is not signed, you may not participate in any extracurricular activity.
Physical Education All PE students will need to purchase a shirt. Order forms will be available in PE class. There is a policy that permits students to be exempted from PE if they participate in a sport, cheerleading, dance or marching band for two completed seasons. If you have physical education and you change for class your belongings must be locked up! If you do not lock up your belongings you may have things stolen and it is not the schools responsibility.
Announcements Announcements will be posted in your Blue Devil Mail account daily. Also, refer to our website for information- www.bcsoh.org/highschool. Announcements will also be posted in Guidance.
Student Log In New this year: First initial middle initial last name + grad year Password: student id Example: hjschafer2012 student id
Early Release Be sure forms have been completed with your guidance counselor Be prepared to present pass if asked by staff member, monitor or guard upon leaving the building Can be revoked for discipline reasons, failing grades, poor attendance, etc. Grades are the main reason why Early Release is taken away…not passing required classes needed to graduate When leaving the building after 9 th period…no cells, hats, etc., until you are on the outside of the building If you have an early release, you must exit the building within 5 minutes after the period ends, if found loitering, early release will be revoked
B.E.S.T. Senior Project Allows seniors the opportunity to work with a community sponsor in areas of community service or career explorations during the last few weeks of their high school experience 3 Components: research paper, portfolio, oral presentation Senior Project packets will be available in the East Office beginning on Friday, October 1
Senior Project Eligibility includes, but not limited to: - passage of all parts of the OGT - final grade of C- or better in all classes - no more than 10 excused/unexcused absences in any class - no in-school/out-of-school suspensions Senior Project Presentations begin on Friday, May 13
Final EXAMS All seniors are required to take final exams with the exception: - those who participate in B.E.S.T. Senior Project - those who receive A’s for both the 3 rd and 4 th Quarter - those who take the AP exam (must meet specific requirements and are put forth by AP teachers to be eligible to take AP exam and be exempt from taking final)
Attendance at Extracurricular Events It is your responsibility to follow the Student Code of Conduct. Inappropriate behavior at extracurricular events will result in removal from that event and possible future events. Remember you are the building leaders for underclassmen, be good role models and show respect for our school. Athletic Passes – 10 game pass - $30.00 and Blue Devil Unlimited Pass allows in all home games for $50.00.
Important Senior Dates (information can be found at www.bcsoh.org) Final Exams: May 22 – 24 Last Day for Seniors: May 24 Prom: May 25 Commencement Practice: June 1 Commencement: Sunday, June 3
Participation in Commencement Graduation is Sunday, June 3, 2012 James A. Rhodes Arena at the University of Akron Participation is a privilege not a right! Decision to not allow a student to participate in commencement can be determined by the administration at any time during the year.
Commencement for the Class of 2012 No Valedictorian or Salutatorian Students recognized using cumulative grade point average… 4.00 and higher: Summa Cum Laude 3.5 – 3.799: Magna Cum Laude 3.0 – 3.499: Cum Laude Top 10 of class will be able to submit speeches to be selected to read at commencement