Thursday, July 24, 2014
M.H.S. School Policies!

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Closed Campus. Millennium High School is a closed campus. Students are not permitted to leave during the school day without following the proper procedures by signing out at the attendance office. Students are not permitted to leave campus for lunch. All students, even 18 year olds, must be excused by a parent. School property shall include all sidewalks, parking lots, athletic fields and bus stops. Students are not permitted in parking lots, on athletic fields or in the stadium during school hours unless involved in a class activity. Students found in these areas without an instructor's supervision will be subject to disciplinary actions.

Clothing and Personal Appearance. Student dress, personal appearance and conduct must be such that it will not disrupt or distract from the instructional procedure of the school. Student dress and grooming shall be such that they meet reasonable safety, health, and decency standards, and will not tend to diminish the disciplinary control of the teacher or administrator. Examples of unacceptable clothing and appearance include, but are not limited to the following:

1. Bare midriffs, stomach, waist, hips, shoulders and back (this includes strapless, one-shouldered, tube, halter tops, etc.).

2. Cleavage showing.

3. See-through blouses, short shorts, short skirts of an inappropriate length, backless attire, etc.

4. Underwear displayed.

5. All tops with straps less than one-inch wide, including when worn under bib-overalls.

6. All tops which are not long enough to be tucked in and remain tucked in.

7. Ribbed, sleeveless undershirts of any color.

8. Lewd, obscene, or suggestive t-shirts.

9. Jewelry, clothing, hats and/or tattoos that display an illegal substance or gang affiliation, or symbols associated with hate groups.

10. Hairnets, "do-rags," skull caps, bandanas, or headbands (sweat bands).

11. Pants need to be worn at the waist. Sagging is not permitted.

12. No sleepwear or slippers.

13. Hats may not be worn inside any building. (During the months of December, Janurary, and February, stocking caps may be worn outdoors.)

**NOTE: Administrators will make the final determination regarding appropriate attire.

Drugs and Alcohol. Any person who shall have in his/her possession, or uses drugs or alcohol, or is under the influence of drugs or alcohol on school property may be guilty of a felony. Affiliation with a group using or possessing may be considered possession. Students will be disciplined in accordance with Governing Board policy and the laws of Arizona. Law enforcement officials and parents will be notified (see Behavioral Management Summary). Any student who may need assistance with a drug or alcohol related problem may ask for help from any teacher, counselor, or administrator. All self-referrals will be kept confidential if possible.

Evacuation Drills. State laws require periodic evacuation drills. Students are to file out of the building in an orderly manner and stay in a group with their teacher.

Gang Affiliation. For disciplinary purposes, Millennium will utilize the State of Arizona's Gang Membership Identification Criteria (GMIC). If an individual meets two of the six criteria, he or she will be considered a gang member.

1. Self-proclamation.

2. Witness testimony or official statements.

3. Correspondence, written or electronic.

4. Paraphernalia, photographs or nicknames.

5. Tattoos.

6. Clothing and/or colors.

Title IX and Section 504 - Grievance Procedure. A grievance is a complaint by an employee, parent, student or members of the general public of any District policy or regulation that directly relates to Title IX or Section 504 issues or concerns.

1. Informal conference with immediate supervisor or school administrator, within ten (10) days of incident.

2. Informal conference within five (5) days of original conference.

3. Within five (5) days after last conference written grievance should be submitted to principal or superintendent's designee.

4. If not satisifed, an appeal may be made to the superintendent within five (5) days of receipt of decision.

5. If not satisified with superintendent's decision, an appeal may be made to the present of the Governing Board within five (5) days.

Further information and forms may be viewed and obtained within Board Policy GBK.

The Agua Fria Union High School District will take all steps necessary to insure that no person shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any academic, extra curricular, research, occupational training, or other education program or activity operated by the District.

The superintendent, Dr. Dennis Runyan, has been appointed by the District to coordinate all efforts toward total Title IX compliance, and any allegation of sec discrimination should be directed to the superintendent for investigation and resolution at 530 E. Riley Drive, Avondale, AZ 85323, (623) 932-7000.

Hall Pass. Each student who pases in the hallways or on campus during class time MUST HAVE A HALL PASS IN HIS/HER POSSESSION. The pass must be signed by the teacher whose class the student has left. It must be properly dated, state the time of departure, give the destination, and have the student's name. ONE STUDENT - ONE PASS .

Identification Card. EACH STUDENT IS REQUIRED TO HAVE AN ID CARD IN HIS/HER POSSESSION AT ALL TIMES. Replacement ID cards are issued to students at a cost of $2.00 through the bookstore in the event the original is lost. A third replacement will cost $5.00. Any adult employee of the Agua Fria High School District may request a student to surrender or display the ID card to him/her at any time. A student must have his/her current ID card in order to be issued or to return any textbooks or library materials. ID cards remain the property of the school and must be surrendered upon withdrawal of MHS. It is important to have your ID card with you AT ALL TIMES.

Messages and Gifts. Only emergency messages from parents/guardians will be delivered. An emergency is an accident, illness or serious family problem .

We cannot accept deliveries for students. Items such as food, flowers, balloons, stuffed animals, cookie bouquets deliveries, etc. should be sent to the student's home, not the school. Forgotten items delivered by parents will be kept in the main office until the students pick them up at the end of the day. MHS is not responsible for items left beyond the end of the school day.

Should a student forget lunch money, a parent may bring or send lunch money or a home-prepared sack lunch. (Fast foods and carry-out restaurant orders are not permitted.) No student will be denied the opportunity for lunch. A peanut butter sandwich and carton of milk can be provided as long as arrangements are made.

Parking Lot Procedures. REMAINDER OF POLICIES UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Personal Items at School. REMAINDER OF POLICIES UNDER CONSTRUCTION

School Buses. Bus transportation is provided for students who live more than one and a half miles from campus. The BUS DRIVER is responsible for the actions of students on the bus and HAS THE SAME AUTHORITY AS ANY TEACHER in the classroom. It should be remembered that bus transportation is a PRIVILEGE and only through the cooperation of those riding the buses can the school furnish the best transportation and keep the equipment in good condition. An effort has been made to work out efficient bus routes and bus schedules to meet the best interests of students. Students and/or parents may obtain these schedules in the Transportation Director's Office. Students may be assigned seats.

THE STUDENT ID CARD IS THE STUDENT'S TICKET TO RIDE THE BUS.

"All students will be required to participate in an emergency bus evacuation drill at least twice each school year, under the supervision of school personnel." I.A.W.R17-4507H - "ARIZONA MINIMUM STANDARDS"

School Bus Rules. All students who ride the school bus should become familiar with the bus rules for their safety and the safety of others. Violation of these rules will result in a behavioral referral to school administration and could lead to suspension or denial of bus privileges. The driver may elect to safely pull the bus to the side of the road, or return to the campus for immediate disciplinary action.

1. A valid ID card with route number is required to board the bus.

2. Seats may be assigned by the driver.

3. Fighting or profanity will not be tolerated.

4. Food or drink is not permitted.

5. Remain seated until your stop is reached.

6. Objects will not be passed through, or thrown from open windows.

7. Use of any type of tobacco is prohibited.

8. Student handbook rules for campus and classroom behavior apply while on the bus.

Use of Buildings. No food or drink will be allowed in the classrooms or in the hallways.

Students are to be under the supervision of a member of the faculty while using any of the school buildings or grounds. A sponsor MUST be present at all times for any school activity or meeting.

Use or Possession of Tobacco. Any student using tobacco in any form or who has in his/her possession cigars, cigaretes, pipes or other smoking materials or who has in his/her possesion chewing tobacco or snuff, on the campus or on the roads, streets and walkways or in the business parking lots, or properties immediately adjacent to the campus is in violation of State Law and may be suspended. (A.R.S. 36-798.03)

Vandalism/Property Loss. The District shall not assume responsibility for the loss of, or damage to, personal property stored, installed, or used on school premises. (A.R.S. 15-321C)

Visitor's Pass. Students not enrolled at Millennium are not allowed on campus. All persons not employed by the School District must see an administrator to obtain a visitor's pass to be on campus. Anyone who refuses to comply with this regulation may be subject to civil and criminal prosecution as directed under the authority of Title 13, Chapter III, A.R.S.