BISD Dress Code and Other Info

BISD Dress Code and Other Info
Additional info for West Brook HS

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All students are expected to arrive on campus IN COMPLIANCE with BISD dress code policy.

 

DRESS CODE: (as detailed on pg 33 of the Student Handbook)

  • DRESS AND GROOMING Dress Code

    • The District’s dress code is established to teach grooming and hygiene, instill discipline, prevent disruption, avoid safety hazards, and teach respect for authority. The Beaumont Independent School District believes that the primary responsibility for student dress and grooming should be vested in the parents and students. For this reason, parents and/or students shall determine personal dress and grooming standards so long as student dress and grooming shall not interfere with, disturb, or detract from school activities. Using these general guidelines and the specific guidelines listed below, school administrators, with the input and support of faculty members, have the final decision in determining and enforcing acceptable student dress and grooming standards at school and at all school-related activities. While not mandatory, uniforms at the elementary and high school campuses are highly encouraged to assist in improving the overall learning environment at school.

  • Specific Guidelines/Restrictions:

    • Students shall be dressed and groomed in a manner that is clean and neat and that will not be a health or safety hazard to themselves or others. The District prohibits any clothing or grooming that, in the principal’s or designee’s judgment, may reasonably be expected to cause disruption 34 of or interference with normal school operations or tends to jeopardize the health or safety of students will be prohibited. Clothing must adequately cover the body. Students are not to wear clothing that is tight, loose, revealing, sagging, baggy or short. Examples of unacceptable clothing according to this guideline include, but are not limited to:

      • biker shorts ƒ backless apparel ƒ high slashed skirts ƒ spandex shorts or tights ƒ cut or torn garments ƒ pajamas ƒ oversized shirts and pants ƒ midriff tops (Midriff tops are those that reveal bare skin.)

      • Inappropriate or potentially inappropriate messages, logos, and designs on any attire including pants and shirts are prohibited.

      • Specifically, the District prohibits pictures, emblems, or writings on clothing that: ƒ pictures, emblems, or writings on clothing that are lewd, offensive, vulgar, or obscene ƒ advertise or depict tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, drugs, or any other substance prohibited under FNCF (LEGAL).

      • Students are prohibited from wearing clothing that is typically worn for athletic purposes. This includes, but is not limited to, jogging shorts, chubbies, or wind shorts. A student is prohibited from wearing any form of dress, or hairstyles, tracks in eyebrows, having a visible tattoo, or accessory identifying him or her with a gang or cult or symbolizing the beliefs of such a group.

      • Clothing shall be worn with suitable underclothing at all times. Undergarments shall be worn in such a manner as not to be visible.

      • Cleanliness of body is expected of all students. Hair should be clean and neatly groomed. It should not cover the eyes or be colored or styled in any way, which attracts undue attention. This includes colored or bleached portions of hair.

      • Shoes appropriate for school should be worn at all times and must not present a safety or health hazard. Examples of unacceptable shoes according to this guideline include, but are not limited to, house shoes, flip-flops or slippers. Shoes must be tied or fastened according to the shoe style. Shoes, which produce loud noises or damage to floors are prohibited. No type of cap, hat, bandanna, head scarf or headband is allowed in the buildings. Exceptions would be a cap or hat that is part of a uniform at a school activity or a head covering worn for religious purposes. Official documentation must be presented to support such a claim.

      • Pierced earrings are allowed, but all other body piercing jewelry is strictly prohibited.

      • Dark glasses, except those which are medically prescribed, are not permitted.

      • Wallet chains, oversized chains and dog collars are not permitted.

  • While, the student and parent may determine the student’s personal dress and grooming standards, they must comply with the general guidelines set out above and with the student dress code outlined by the campus. Students who violate the dress code will not be allowed to return to class until the violation has been corrected. A second violation will be considered defiant behavior. If the principal determines that a student’s grooming or clothing violates the school’s dress code, the student will be given an opportunity to correct the problem at school. If not corrected, the student will may be assigned to in-school suspension for the remainder of the day, until the problem is corrected, or until a parent or designee brings an acceptable change of 35 clothing to the school. Repeated offenses may result in more serious disciplinary action in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct. Co-curricular/Extracurricular Activities The principal, in cooperation with the sponsor, coach, or other person in charge of an extracurricular activity, may regulate the dress and grooming of students who participate in the activity. Students who violate dress and grooming standards established for such an activity may be removed or excluded from the activity for a period determined by the principal or sponsor and may be subject to other disciplinary action, as specified in the Student Code of Conduct] If the principal determines that a student’s grooming or clothing violates the school’s dress code, the student will be given an opportunity to correct the problem at school. If not corrected, the student may be assigned to in-school suspension for the remainder of the day, until the problem is corrected, or until a parent or designee brings an acceptable change of clothing to the school. Repeated offenses may result in more serious disciplinary action in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct.

 

ATTENDANCE:

  • School begins at 7:22 A.M. and ends at 2:55 P.M.  Students will follow a 7 period day. All students not involved in an official school activity MUST exit the campus by 3:45 P.M. After the buses depart, students MUST move to and remain in the front of the building.

  • All students MUST be in assigned classes during the school day. AN APPROVED PASS IS MANDATORY TO BE IN THE HALLWAY DURING ANY CLASS TIME.During a student’s assigned lunch period, the ONLY authorized areas are the cafeteria and patio areas; ALL OTHER AREAS ARE CONSIDERED UNAUTHORIZED.

  • FAILURE TO ATTEND CLASS 90% OF THE CLASS DAYS, EXCUSED OR UNEXCUSED, WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF CREDIT. Credit may be regained by following the grade-level Principal’s Plan.

  • Texas Law states that any student who accumulates 10 or more unexcused absences in a 6-month period OR  3 unexcused absences in a 4-week period will be filed on in criminal court for violation of State Truancy Laws. Parents and/or guardians may also be filed on in court for contributing to the truancy of a student ages 6-18.

  • Parents, or their approved designee, picking up students during school hours MUST sign out the student in the attendance office. A note may be sent to the attendance office requesting the student be dismissed at a specific time to drive him/her self to a doctor’s appointment. The note MUST include the student’s name and ID#, parent’s name and phone# so the parent can be contacted and note verified PRIOR to the student’s release.

  • Students MUST have a note from his/her parent/guardian turned into the attendance office upon return from an absence of any kind within five (5) school days. This includes being sent home from the Nurse’s office.

  • We have a ZERO TOLERANCE for TARDIES. Consequences for tardies will range from 1-day detention (3-4:30) to SAC. THERE WILL BE NO AFTER-SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED FOR DETENTION STUDENTS.

  • The first 10 minutes and the last 10 minutes of class is considered Dead Time. Teachers ARE NOT to write passes for a student during this time.

TRANSPORTATION:

  • BISD rules and regulations on school buses will be in effect the first day of school. All bus disturbances will be handled according to the Student Code of Conduct. RIDING A SCHOOL BUS IS A PRIVILEGE AND NOT A RIGHT.

  • A bus referral may result in permanent removal from the bus. Students arriving and/or leaving campus driven by someone other than a West Brook student, MUST be dropped off and picked up in an authorized area. ALL drivers MUST follow ALL campus driving rules and signs.

  • STUDENTS DRIVING THEIR OWN VEHICLES MUST REGISTER THEM AT SCHOOL AND DISPLAY A WEST BROOK PARKING TAG ON THEIR CAR AT ALL TIMES.

       *ONLY WEST BROOK ISSUED PARKING TAGS ARE ALLOWED   

       *NO TAG MAY BE USED IN A CAR OTHER THAN THE REGISTERED VEHICLE.

       *REGISTERED STUDENT VEHICLES MUST PARK IN DESIGNATED STUDENT PARKING AREAS ONLY.

       *YOU MUST BE CLEARED FROM THE HOLD LIST TO PURCHASE A PARKING TAG.

       *UNAUTHORIZED VEHICLES MAY BE TOWED AT OWNER’S EXPENSE.

 

ELECTRONIC DEVICES:

  • WEST BROOK WILL NOT STOP THE NORMAL DAILY OPERATIONS ON THIS CAMPUS IN AN ATTEMPT TO RECOVER STOLEN OR LOST iPODS OR OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES THAT SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN BROUGHT TO SCHOOL. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR SECURING THE ITEMS IF YOU CHOOSE TO BRING THEM. STOLEN CELL PHONES OR ANY STOLEN ELECTRONIC DEVICE SHOULD BE REPORTED TO THE BISD POLICE.

  • CELL PHONES AND EAR BUDS MUST BE OFF (not on vibrate or silent) AND OUT OF SIGHT DURING SCHOOL HOURS  (7:22-2:55). Phones will be confiscated if seen and are on. Confiscated cell phones  and ear buds will be given to the bookkeeper and a $15 fine will be charged to re-claim the phone the following school day by a  parent/guardian.

  • Refusal to surrender an electronic device when requested by an adult is insubordination and will result in 2 days of SAC.

MISCELLANEOUS:

  • No commercial food items may be brought or delivered to school for student consumption during any part of the school day. WEST BROOK HIGH SCHOOL IS A CLOSED CAMPUS according to BISD policy. STUDENTS MAY NOT LEAVE CAMPUS FOR LUNCH.

  • ALL STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO THROW AWAY THEIR OWN TRASH FROM TABLES AND FLOOR IN THE CAFETERIA. THROWING FOOD OR AN OBJECT OF ANY KIND IN THE CAFETERIA WILL RESULT IN SUSPENSION AND A DISCIPLINE HEARING.

  • Money WILL NOT be delivered to students. Parents may obtain a visitor’s pass from the office and go to the cafeteria to deposit money in the student’s account. Deliveries to students WILL NOT be allowed. This includes flowers, balloons, food, etc. Messages WILL NOT be delivered to students except in an emergency.

  • Students are held accountable for all textbooks issued to them, including any damages incurred to the books during that time. If a student turns in a book with a barcode that has been altered, destroyed, or otherwise rendered unreadable, that student will be responsible for the full cost of the book.

NOTICE

In order to ensure that the programs, activities and services located on the 2nd floor of the West Brook High School library are accessible to and usable by persons with disabilities, the following procedure has been implemented:

  • Upon request, Karrie Dillon, West Brook librarian, will retrieve the desired books from the 2nd floor of the library and then deliver them to the person making the request.

  • Karrie Dillon has also been designated as the contact person responsible for providing information regarding access to the programs, services and activities offered in the West Brook library during school hours. Her telephone # is 617-5566.