Student Policies and Procedures | 2012-2013
Your Middle School Student Agenda Book is a necessary part of your Breed experience. It must be kept up-to-date on a daily basis.
YOUR BREED STUDENT ID MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES.
START OF THE SCHOOL DAY | Doors officially open at 7:30 AM.
All students must enter the building through the front doors and should leave through these same doors at the end of the school day – one way in and the same way out.
Breakfast is served in the cafeteria at 7:15 AM. If you wish to eat breakfast, you are allowed to enter the school and go directly to the cafeteria – no students are allowed in any other part of the building unless with a teacher.
At 7:30 AM, upon entering the building, you are to go directly to your homeroom teacher and check in, for the day. If your homeroom teacher does not see you during homeroom period, you be marked absent. If you are marked absent, disciplinary action will be taken. Make sure your homeroom teacher sees you in the morning.
You are to be in your homeroom at 7:45 AM. The Flag Salute is conducted during homeroom period.
You are considered tardy at 7:45. If you are tardy, you must obtain a late slip from the vice principal or from the main office. YOU MUST BE WEARING YOUR STUDENT ID TO OBTAIN A LATE SLIP. This late slip must then be presented to your teacher.
This is your responsibility.
ATTENDANCE | You need to come to school. It's the law. If you wish to participate in extra-curricular activities, you must attend school on the day of that activity. If you are absent you must bring a note from home stating the reason for your absence. If you have 7 or more unexcused absence in a quarter you will receive an automatic F for all subjects that quarter.
ABSENT NOTES | You are responsible for providing proper absent notes signed by a parent or guardian to your homeroom teacher. Your note should state the reason for your absence and the date (s).
The Lynn Public Schools has a policy in place that states any student with seven or more unexcused absences in a quarter will automatically fail all classes that quarter. It is extremely important that you send in a note explaining why your child was absent upon his/her return to school. Without a note, the absence is unexcused.
PLEASE NOTE FAMILY VACATIONS ARE NOT EXCUSED ABSENCES.
At the close of each quarter, there is time for an attendance appeal. In order to obtain an appeal, your parent/guardian must call the school and request an appointment. If the appeal is granted, your grades will be changed to reflect the grades that you earned. If, however, your parent/guardian does not appeal and/or your appeal is not accepted, the failing marks will remain on the report card. These failing marks could impact your promotion to the next grade.
ABSENCE: MAKE-UP WORK | It is your responsibility as a student to find out your make-up assignments from each of your teachers immediately after you return to school from an absence.
DISMISSALS | Make sure your parents read and understand this.
Parent will sign the dismissal book upon dismissing the student. ID and Medical documentation may be required at this time.
24 hour written notices is required except for emergencies.
Students will only be dismissed to a parent or legal guardian.
Dismissal after 12:00 noon is highly discouraged and dismissals after 1:00 PM will only be granted with approval from a Vice-Principal.There are NO DISMISSALS AFTER 2:00 PM – NO EXCEPTIONS.
Please make sure your parents read and understand this important policy.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO HAVE AN ID WITH YOU WHEN DISMISSING A STUDENT
ACTVITIES | There are a number of clubs offered to all Breed Middle School students. Students who remain after school must arrange their own transportation home. There are late buses offered on O'Callaghan way.
EXTRA CURRICULAR ELIGIBILITY POLICY STATEMENT | Students need their ID's to sign up for any Extra Curricular Activities.
Any student failing two or more subjects are ineligible for all extracurricular activities.Activity directors/coaches will determine the academic status of participants. Activity directors/coaches will submit a list of all participants to the VP's. Lead Cluster Teachers, Guidance Counselors, and a unified arts designee.
Participants threatened with loss of eligibility will be informed before the fact by either the subject teacher, guidance, or activity director. Mid-Term reports shall be utilized as a tool to review the status of ineligible students. Eligibility status may be appealed to the Guidance Counselors and ultimately to the principal.
DANCES | Breed has several dances each year. Only Breed students may attend our dances. Dances are held from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Please be sure your ride is there promptly at 8:00 PM. If you receive detention the day of the dance, your money will be refunded and you may not attend the dance.
In order to participate in any activity you must be in good academic standing and exhibit good school citizenship.
STUDENT ID'S | STUDENTS MUST WEAR THEIR ID'S AT ALL TIMES
All students will be issued a free ID and lanyard in the Fall
IF AN ID IS LOST A NEW ONE MUST BE PURCHASED – ID's are $2.00, lanyards are $1.00
All Students that do not have their ID and/or Lanyard must stay after school everyday for 15 min. until they purchase one.
CORRIDOR AND LAVATORY PASSES | The only acceptable corridor and lavatory pass shall be the Breed Middle School Student Agenda Book.
Times, destinations and all other necessary information must be logged in the appropriate area at the rear of the Middle School Student Agenda Book.
Such logging must be recorded for each use of the corridor pass or lavatory pass.
Students are not allowed out of their classroom (lavatories included) without a pass.
Students must act appropriately while moving from class to class.
GUIDANCE/SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER | If you wish to see your guidance counselor or the school social worker, you should make an appointment either before school or after school.
NURSE | A Nurse is on duty whenever school is in session. The Nurse's Office is located near the Main Offices. The Nurse acts as the liaison between home and school regarding health concerns. The Nurse is the ONLY person who should be contacting your parent/guardian in case of illness/dismissal.
OFF LIMITS AREAS | Students are not allowed in the following areas for any reason:
Teacher's Lounge Copy Room
Teacher Lavatories Lecture Hall
Courtyard Vacant Classrooms
You are not allowed in the cafeteria without a teacher. This includes passing through the cafeteria on your way to class. Unless you are at lunch you should not be in the cafeteria.
USE OF THE RAMP | The ramp may only be used before 7:45 A.M. and after 2:15 P.M. All other times – KEEP OFF!
USE OF THE OFFICE TELEPHONE | The Office Telephone may only be used for EMERGENCIES. AFTER SCHOOL PLANS ARE MADE FROM HOME – NOT IN THE MAIN OFFICE AFTER SCHOOL
LUNCH PURCHASES | All lunch purchases (free, reduced, and full priced) must be made with the electronic scanning of the bar code as found on your "Middle School Student Agenda Book" or with your Student ID. If you are not wearing your Student ID with your bar code – you will be called last for lunch.
FOOD | Food and beverages may only be consumed in the cafeteria.
LOCKERS | You will be assigned a lock and locker in September. This lock and locker are the property of the Lynn Public Schools and subject to regular inspection. You must keep you locker locked at all times.
BACK PACKS – BOOK BAGS – ETC. | For safety, security, and health reasons book bags, back packs, or roll away luggage may not be used during the course of the school day. Backpacks may be used by students on their way to and from school but not in school during the course of the day. Gym clothes may be carried in a clear plastic bag only.
ELECTRONICS EQUIPMENT | Any cell phone or electronic device lost or stolen is the responsibility of the student. Cell phones, iPods, or any electronic devices must be turned OFF while in the school building, and are not to be used or visible on school property between 7:30 AM and 2:30 PM.
STUDENTS SHOULD NOT BE TEXT MESSAGING ANYONE AT ANYTIME DURING THE SCHOOL DAY.
Students violating this policy will result in the following:
First Offense: office detention, electronic device will be confiscated, and returned following the served detention.
Second Offense: one day suspension, and the electronic device will ONLY be returned to a parent or guardian.
ALL CELL PHONES MUST BE KEPT LOCKED IN THE STUDENT'S LOCKER DURING THE SCHOOL DAY.
STUDENT ATTIRE | Students are expected to keep themselves appropriately attired at all times. Please refer to the attachment entitled, STUDENT APPEARANCE as adopted by the School Committee. If your parents have any questions concerning this policy, please ask them to call the Breed Office for clarification.
OFFICE DETENTION – DETENTION RULES AND REGULATIONS
DETENTION | Detention runs each day from 2:15 to 3:15. Students who are assigned detention are to report to the Cafeteria @ 2:15 with one of the Vice-Principals and they are given an assignment to do.
DETENTION RULES | Students who are assigned detention must report that day to the Cafeteria @ 2:15. THERE ARE NO REQUESTS TO COME THE NEXT DAY. If a student can't make detention that day - they must bring a note from home signed by a parent and with a telephone number where the parent can be reached that day. If students do not follow this policy, they will be suspended from school.
MISSING DETENTION | if a student does not attend the detention assigned to them they will be suspended from school and upon returning from suspension they will still need to serve their detention.
TARDY DETENTION | Students receive three excused tardies per quarter. On their fourth through seventh tardy, they receive detention. AFTER EIGHT TARDIES, STUDENTS COULD BE SUSPENDED FROM SCHOOL AND MUST RETURN TO SCHOOL WITH A PARENT TO DISCUSS A RESOLUTION TO THIS PROBLEM. They will continue to receive detention every time they are late to school, with further suspensions if this problem continues.
Your first responsibility is to your teacher. If your teacher asks you to stay after school on the same day that you have an office detention, report to your teacher first.
CONDUCT UPON DISMISSAL | At the end of the school day, all students shall move to the area beyond the yellow painted line on the sidewalk in front of the building. NO LOITERING ("HANGING AROUND") All students must proceed home immediately upon dismissal.
Once you leave the building move to the left to walk home or meet whomever is giving you a ride. Move to the right to walk home or to meet whomever is giving you a ride. Students shall not congregate in the area between the building and the white line.
BUSES | The MBTA will be providing Breed Middle School with the "429" and the "426" buses. Look for an adult with a sign and form a single line to wait for the bus. All students must pay the student fare to ride the bus. If you need a Student Charlie Card please see your homeroom teacher.
BICYCLES | Students who ride their bikes to school must operate their bike in a manner that will assure the safety of themselves and others. Be sure to bring a lock to secure you bike to the bike stand provided by the school.
No standing in front of the doors
No waiting for other students to exit
No hugging or kissing
No "play" fighting
No Bike Riding in front of the school
ENTRY AND EXIT | There is only one way into the building and one way out of the building - THE FRONT DOORS