Parents

Attendance


Regular attendance and being on time are two things that help students have a good attitude toward school. The parent/guardian is charged with the responsibility for his/her child’s attendance at school. (A.R.S. 15-802, policy section 5.1.1)

 

Absences and tardiness are upsetting for students.  Both disrupt their schedules, require readjustment to the class routine, and slow down learning.  Boys and girls should be in class every day unless they are ill.  It is very important that the school is notified as soon as possible if a student will be absent or tardy.  Please call the attendance line if your child is ill and will be absent.  When you reach the message please leave your child’s name, classroom teacher, date/say of absence, and reason for absence.  An early call to the school will save time and help protect your child.  If the school is not notified early in the morning, a call is made to see if the child has been waylaid while coming to school or if he/she is ill.

 

Truancy Law/Statement

MCj03002590000[1]Arizona State law (A.R.S. 15-803) says that it is unlawful for any child between the ages of six and sixteen to fail to attend school during the hours school is in session, unless there is a valid excuse. Any excused absence must be accompanied by medical documentation, or associated with bereavement, court, or an absence approved by the school administration or school nurse. The child will be considered truant when there is not a good reason for not attending school.  If a parent fails to ensure that the child attends school, the law states that he/she is guilty of a class 3 misdemeanor.  When the parent does not provide a valid excuse for the child’s absence the school attendance officer may cite the student, parent or custodian directly into court for violating the state truancy law.  Absences will affect eligibility for participation in extra-curricular activities.  If a child is home ill during the day, they would not be allowed to practice, play in a game, or attend an after school activity that day. 

 

Tardiness 

MCj02909120000[1]A student who arrives to school after the school day begins will be considered tardy.   Tardy students need to report to the front office to receive a tardy pass to class.  Repeated instances of tardiness will result in disciplinary action.  Students are given three tardies per quarter without consequences.  On the fourth tardy, students in grades K-3 will be assigned lunch detention and students in grades 4-8 will be assigned full day. 



Student Dress Code

K-12 SCHOOL DRESS CODE

 

The general rule to use in the selection of clothing for school is one of common sense.  Student should realize that what they wear reflects on themselves and on their school.  The following is a general guide that may be used in helping the student select appropriate clothing.

 

Dress & Grooming Code: 

 

Tops: 

  • Tops that reveal bra straps, cleavage, bare midriffs or bare backs will not be allowed.

  • Tops may not be see-through or torn.

  • No tube or halter tops.

  • No strapless tops.

  • Straps must be at least 2 inches wide to be worn.

  • No spaghetti straps.

  • Tops must have both shoulder straps.

     

    Pants:

  • Pants must be pulled up, worn at the waist, with no undergarments exposed the entire school day.

  • Pants may not be worn low-hung across or below the hips.

  • Students cannot wear excessively baggy or sagging pants.

  • May not have holes, rips or tears especially in the buttocks or other private areas.


  • Shorts:

  • Must be fitted at the waist and conceal all undergarments.

  • Must be at a reasonable and modest length, at least to the end of his/her fingertips with arms fully extended.

  • Excessively short shorts are not acceptable even if tights are worn underneath them.

    Skirts, Dresses, Jumpers, Shirts, Sports Wear:

  • Must be worn at a reasonable and modest length.

  • No strapless dresses.


  • Shoes:

  • No bedroom slippers.

  • No shoes that could cause injury to another student (such as shoes with spiked heels/toes).

  • No FLIP FLOPS permitted on P.E. days.

  • Footwear must be worn at all times.


  • Belts:

  • Must be worn at the waist to keep pants up at the proper level.

  • Must be appropriate size, buckled, and worn through belt loops.

  • Excessive length of belt must be pulled through belt loops.


  • Hats:

  • No hats, caps or hoods can be worn inside side the building by boys or girls.

  • Hats worn outside of the building may only be worn with the bill facing forward.

  • No hair nets, bandannas, doo rags or wave caps may be worn or displayed.


  • Miscellaneous:

  • No attire or accessories with lettering or drawings which depict sexually suggestive expressions or actions, profanity, obscenity, drugs, alcohol or tobacco shall be worn.

  • Torn or radically altered clothing is not permitted.

  • The school reserves the right to restrict clothing if it has become a symbol for gangs in the community and/or surrounding areas.

  • Gang related symbols or insignias on books, caps, belongings or apparel are not allowed.

  • No pajamas.

  • No slips or camisoles can be worn as dresses or tops.

  • Styles of hair/dress/appearance which adversely affect the educational process will not be tolerated.

  • Facial jewelry such as lip piercings, ear discs, and/or tattoos.

  • No wallet chains are allowed.

  • No rings/bracelets/collars/jewelry with spikes are allowed.

  • No exceedingly long studded belts.

  • No attire or adornments disruptive to the educational environment.

     

    Dress Code violations are as follows:

     

    1st Offense:  Sent to the office to call parent to get another outfit.

    2nd Offense:  OCS; ISS; up to short term suspension; community service

    3rd Offense:  Up to short term suspension

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