Tardy Policy And Dress Code
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When a student arrives late to class, the teaching and learning process is interrupted, the student misses materials that may have been distributed at the beginning of the period, and/or directions which are crucial to understanding the material being presented during the period. This is a huge problem that needs to be addressed during the 2008-2009 school year. In an effort to improve student achievement and increase productive time in class, the School “Foundations Team” has established the following modifications to the Terry Parker High School Tardy Policy. “Foundations” is a school based team that looks at and makes recommendations in regard to school climate issues.
Terry Parker Sr. High School Tardy Policy 2009-2010
Student tardies will be handled by his/her instructional team members. Teachers will monitor student tardies and follow the identified tardy progression plan. Students who are tardy after 7:30 a.m. should report to their House Administrator’s office upon arrival. Students are not to be admitted to class late without a slip from the house administrator’s office during 1st period. Teachers should dismiss students in a timely manner so that the students can avoid being late to their next class.
||Warning by Instructor
||Warning by Instructor
||Instructor Calls Parent/Instructor After SchoolDetention (ASD Optional)
||Referral to House Administrator (ASD) One Day
||Referral to House Administrator (ISSP) One Day
||Referral to House Administrator (ISSP) Two Days
Referral to House Administrator (Parent Shadowing/Suspension)
- On the day assigned to ISSP, students may not participate in any after-school activity. Reporting late to ISSP or not following the ISSP rules will result in the student receiving an out-of-school suspension.
- Please be advised that student tardies restart at the beginning of the Nine Weeks. If you have any questions, please see the administration.
- All tardies should be calculated by individual instructor and not by team.
Student Dress Code
- Halter-tops, tank tops, backless tops, top(s) with thin or no straps, or tops that show midriff or expose the body are prohibited
- See-through or mesh garments shall not be worn without appropriate undergarments.
- Form-fitting or overly tight clothing shall not be worn without appropriate outer garments.
- Properly hemmed outer garments such as shorts, divided skirts, and dresses may be worn, provided they are not disruptive or distractive.
- Garments including, but not limited to, such items as boxer shorts, and tights traditionally designed as undergarments, may not be worn as outer garments.
- Clothing and accessories shall not be worn if they display profanity, violence, lewd and obscene messages, sexually suggestive phrases,
or advertisements, phrases or symbols of alcohol, tobacco, drugs, or other symbols, phrases or advertisements that would be offensive to common propriety or decency.
- Head coverings, including, but not limited to, caps, hats, bandannas, hair curlers, and/or sunglasses, shall not be worn on school property, unless required by a physician or authorized by school personnel.
- The waistband of shorts, slacks, skirts, and similar garments shall not be worn below the hips