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SRMHS Bulldog Parent News- Week July 30

Hello SRMHS Bulldog Parents,

We hope that you had a great weekend!   Thanks so much for your attention to the following message:

Our first week of school was TERRIFIC!   Our students came ready to begin the school year and eager to work.  It has truly been a great week reconnecting with our former students and introducing ourselves to our new Bulldogs.  As we moved into the week, we realized that we needed to provide some friendly reminders.   Please see below for some information from our Student/Parent handbook.  During the first week, each student received a copy of the SRMHS Handbook and reviewed it daily with their homeroom teachers.  Please be reminded that all students are asked to abide by the dress code policy and student behavior code of conduct at all times during the school day.   We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we continue with our adoption of the new traffic pattern.  I have attached another copy for your review as we continue to ask all drivers to follow the established pattern to maintain campus safety.   Please remember to regularly review our SRMHS school website for updates and the latest school information at https://www.wcpss.net/southeastraleighhs.   

SoutheastRaleighMagnetHigh Traffic Pattern.pdf 

DRESS CODE

According to School Board Policy 6410A, the principal shall exercise appropriate discretion in implementing the dress code, including making reasonable accommodations based on students’ religious beliefs or medical conditions.  Students are expected to adhere to standards of dress and appearance that are compatible with an effective learning environment. 

Presenting a bodily appearance or wearing clothing which is disruptive, provocative, revealing, profane, vulgar, offensive or obscene, or which endangers the health or safety of the student or others is prohibited.  If a student’s dress or appearance is such that it is not consistent with the standards of the dress code policy, the principal or his designee may require the students to change his/her dress or appearance.  A second or repeated violation of this policy may result in disciplinary action.  All dress code violations will be recorded and further disciplinary action will result for repeated violations. 

Examples of prohibited dress or appearance include, but are not limited to:

• Exposed undergarments

• Sagging pants

• Excessively short or tight garments

• Bare midriff shirts

• Strapless shirts or spaghetti straps

• Attire with messages or illustrations that are lewd, indecent, or vulgar or that advertise any product or service not permitted by law to minors

• Head covering of any kind, unless for religious affiliations or approved medical reasons

• See-through clothing

• Attire that exposes cleavage

• Any chains or spikes that reasonably could be perceived as or used as a weapon

• Any symbols, styles, or attire frequently associated with intimidation, violence or violent groups about which students at a particular school have been notified

• Sunglasses in the building unless approval has been granted by administration because of medical reasons

• Administration reserves the right to identify additional dress code violations as they arise  

• Dress code violators will be identified and expected to bring their attire up to standards.

PARKING PERMIT RULES AND REGULATIONS

Parking a vehicle on school property is a privilege, not a right.  The parking lot is off limits during the school day 7:25 AM to 2:30 PM.  Parking permits are issued after completion of the permission form and payment is made in the bookkeeper’s office.  All parking fees and dues must be prior to receiving a parking permit. The fee for securing a parking pass is $170 and will prorated for all purchases after October.  

BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL 

Students should arrive on campus no earlier than 6:45 AM. Breakfast will be served from 6:55- 7:15 AM. All food must be eaten in the cafeteria. Students may not bring food or drinks into the building to be consumed before school. No restaurant food can be brought in or delivered to schools. Students should wait in supervised areas and classrooms and stand so others can walk through the lobby easily. Upon dismissal, all students should go directly to the buses or wait outside under the overhang by the carpool line. Students staying after school for extracurricular activities must report by 2:45 PM to their teacher/advisor and remain there until picked up. Students who do not follow these procedures will face disciplinary actions. These rules are for your safety and the safety of others at Southeast Raleigh Magnet  High School. 

ELECTRONIC DEVICES 

Electronic devices, such as earbuds, listening devices, mp3 players and cell phones are allowed during the academic day (7:20 AM - 2:30 PM) when appropriate. During class time, cell phones should only be used for instructional purposes as directed by a staff member. Teachers have the flexibility to establish classroom rules and procedures for use in support of BYOD (bring your own device) to enhance instruction.  Students must adhere to the individual classroom expectations and procedures for electronic devices as a established by the staff member. Students are expected to apply classroom rules to electronic device use as they do all other classroom rules and procedures. Students must make responsible choices for use during transitions and in emergency situations.

VISITORS

Parents are welcome to our school at any time and for any event. In order for school personnel to give parents the attention that they deserve, it is best that an appointment be made before appearing at the school for a meeting. Whether you have an appointment or not, please check into the office when visiting during school hours so that we may greet you. Students are not allowed to bring other students as “visitors” to the school. Student visitors are only allowed on campus to transact school related business.

EXCUSED ABSENCES 

• Illness or injury that makes the student physically unable to attend school

• Isolation ordered by the State Board of Health or the Wake County Health Department

• Death in the family

• Medical, dental or other appointments with a healthcare provider approved in advance

• Court when a student is under subpoena

• Religious observance, as suggested by the religion of the student or student’s parents

• Participation in a valid educational opportunity, such as travel with prior approval from the principal, as documented on the “request for Excused Absence for Educational Reasons”

• A catastrophic event or natural disaster

**Any absence not meeting the requirements of an excused absence shall be an unexcused absence.

TARDY: OFF-CAMPUS LUNCH- STUDENTS MUST HAVE & SHOW A PASS

Juniors and Seniors (ONLY) are required to complete the off-campus paper work with parent/guardian signature prior to receiving permission for off-campus lunch.(See SRMHS website under Students:Forms) Students are expected to adhere to the time frame of the lunch schedule.  Students who are continuously late returning from lunch, who transport students without off-campus privileges or bring food into school will have their off campus privileges revoked. Freshmen and Sophomores are not allowed to leave campus and will not be issued an Off Campus Pass.  

Students found to be in violation of the tardy policy during transitions and off-campus lunch will be subject to the SOT policy/Off-Campus pass revocation for outstanding offenses.  Refer to the following information and table below.

CHECKING OUT OF SCHOOL

• The student should bring a note from his/her parent or guardian to the attendance office between 7:00 – 7:25 am.

• The indicated parent or guardian will be contacted before a student leaves campus.

• The student will pick up the check-out note during a class change or during lunch.

• If a student becomes ill during the school day, the classroom teacher may send the student to the attendance office with a pass.  The attendance office will contact the parent and communicate the immediate needs of the student.

• Students are to be properly signed out,  per Policy Code: 4210,  in the attendance office before they are allowed to leave campus.