MONTGOMERY COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL

CHANGES TO DISCIPLINE POLICIES

2009-2010

Cell Phones/I-pods/Headphones

Cell phones, I-pods, headphones and any other electronic devices are not to be visible, audible, or in use at anytime during the school day.  Unless granted permission by a teacher or administrator, these devices may not be used from the time the student enters the building in the morning until school is dismissed in the afternoon.  Students violating this policy will be written up by the administrator and the device will be confiscated for the appropriate number of days.

1st Offense         The device will be confiscated and returned at the end of the
                            next school day. 
2nd Offense        The device will be confiscated for 10 consecutive days.  The parents
                           
or guardians of the student will be notified.
3rd Offense         The device will be confiscated for 20 consecutive days.  The parents
                             or guardians of the student must come to the school and pick up
                            
the device.
4th Offense         The device will be confiscated for the remainder of the school year.
                             The parents or guardians of the student will be contacted.  Any
                             violation that occurs following this will result in the same.  The
                             Administration also reserves the right to file charges with the court
                             system.

Montgomery County High School and its representatives are not responsible for lost or stolen cell phones.  Refusal to surrender a device with the Sim Card in place will be taken as an act of blatant defiance.  The student will be suspended for one day and will not be allowed to return to school until the device is surrendered to administration.

 

Dress Code Policy

      In order to maintain an environment more conducive to learning, Montgomery County High School has adopted a standard dress code policy for students.  Students violating the policy will be required to obtain suitable clothing and may be subject to disciplinary action. All policies pertain to male and female students.

Pants/Skirts/Shorts:

·        Must be free from holes, threadbare or frayed areas.
·        Must be appropriately sized and worn on or above the hips. Pants will not be allowed to “slack” or “sag” down below the hips.
·        Must be appropriate length. Shorts and skirts must be worn at “military length”, which means that the garment length must be at or below the student’s fingertips when the arms are fully extended to the sides of the body.
·        Must be free from extra pockets, zippers and slits. Parachute or overly baggy pants are not allowed.

Shirts:

·        Must have a sleeve, short or long.  No sleeveless shirts or dresses of any kind.
·        Clothing that advertises products prohibited by the school such as illegal drugs,
alcohol, tobacco products, or clothing bearing suggestive slogans are not allowed.
·        All shirts must completely cover the midriff.

Accessories/Hair:

·        No handkerchiefs, bandanas, or homemade flags may be worn or exposed on any part of the body.
·        No non-jewelry chains, including but not limited to, chains attached to wallets, purses or trousers. Any jewelry determined to be harmful to the wearer or distracting to the students in the classroom must be removed.
·        All hats, hoods and sunglasses must be removed upon entering the building, and shoes must be worn at all times.
·        Hair must be worn in such a way that it does not cover the eyes.

All Clothing:

·        The administration reserves the right to disallow any clothing it deems unsuitable and influences the learning process.  Also, administration reserves the right to disallow any clothing pertaining to an individual student.

 

Drug and Alcohol Policy

This policy pertains to all students in violation of alcohol and drug policies as defined by the district and occurring on school property or school sponsored activities occurring off campus.

First Offense:

·        Possible suspension, as a participant or spectator, from all extra-curricular activities, clubs, athletic events, after school programs or ceremonies for a period of time not to exceed five school days.
·        The student will be suspended from school for a minimum of one day, and/or alternative placement.
·        The student must participate in a school approved first time offenders program.
·        The student may be referred to court system.

Second Offense:

·        Exclusion, as a participant or spectator, from all extra-curricular activities, clubs, athletic events, after school programs or ceremonies for the remainder of the school year, or a period of time to be no less than 3 months and no greater than 10 months
·        The student will be suspended a minimum of three days, and/or alternative placement.
·        Court referral.

Third Offense:

·        The student will be suspended from school for a minimum of three days.
·        The student may be expelled from school.
·        Court referral.