- Appearance and Dress Code
- Book Bags
- Cell Phones
- Cafeteria Rules
- Destruction of School Property
- Hall Passes
- Skateboarding / Rollerblading
- School Bus Rider Rules/Video
Appearance and Dress Code
The purpose of the dress code is to encourage students to focus on the learning process without the distraction of unsuitable dress and grooming. The administration recognizes the individuality that students exercise in their clothing choices. In making these choices, dress should reflect current good taste and a style appropriate for a school day. Personal cleanliness is an essential part of projecting a good appearance. Student dress and appearance should reflect sensitivity to and respect for others. Sexually suggestive clothing should not be worn. Clothing should not create a threat to the safety or health of any student. Appropriateness will be determined by the school administrators. Among the clothing guidelines are (Please note that the guidelines are not limited to those below):
- Pants should not be worn below the waistline. All undergarments must be covered at all times.
- Bracelets, collars, or other apparel that have spikes, studs, or other potentially dangerous components are prohibited.
- Wearing of large chains from the neck, body, or clothing is not permitted.
- Clothing that promotes drugs, alcohol, smoking, violence, or sex may not be worn.
- Students must wear apparel that covers the midriff. Tube tops, open back tops, off-the-shoulder tops, and tops with spaghetti straps are prohibited. For girls, straps on “tank tops” must be at least one (1) inch in width. Low cut tops are not permitted. Boys may not wear tank tops, sleeveless shirts, or muscle shirts. Clothing with profane or questionable language imprints is unacceptable school apparel. Low cut tops are not permitted.
- Shorts / Skorts must have an inseam of at least three (3) inches. Dresses/skirts must be at least mid-thigh length, with no plunging backs below the mid back, not made from transparent material, nor have side or front cut outs.
- Sunglasses are not to be worn in the school building.
- Footwear must be worn at all times. No slippers permitted.
- Any form of head apparel that covers the head (hats, scarves, hoods, bandanas, etc.) is prohibited, except under the terms of specially designated days or for medical reasons, cultural observances or religious reasons.
- Outerwear may not be worn in class.
Any form of attire is subject to evaluation on an individual basis. Students not in compliance with the dress code will be required to obtain an immediate suitable change of clothing and will face disciplinary action ranging from warning to suspension. Any student who wears apparel to school deemed inappropriate dress will be referred to the administration for disciplinary action.
There is no cell phone use between 7:40 AM-2:40 PM. It is still recommended that electronic devices not be brought to school.
- 1st Offense - Phone confiscation, student receives phone at the end of the day.
- 2nd Offense - Phone confiscation, parent picks up phone.
- 3rd Offense - Phone confiscation, parent picks up phone/student leaves phone in office for entire day, administrative consequence using a progressive discipline structure.
- As with any other class period, students must be on time for lunch.
- Students MUST know their ID number to purchase lunch.
- Students may be called to the lunch lines and vending machines by Cafeteria section.
- Take your place at the end of the single line, standing clear of the walls.
- Be courteous.
- Practice good table manners.
- Keep your area clean.
- An excuse for leaving the Cafeteria may be obtained from the teacher in charge.
- No food or drink/water bottle is to be taken from the Cafeteria.
- Students who need to make a deposit to their lunch account must bring checks to the cafeteria in the morning.
Destruction of School Property
Skateboarding / Rollerblading
Skateboarding and rollerblading on school grounds (including corridors, sidewalks, driveways, and parking lots) is strictly prohibited - this is in accordance with Souderton Area School District policy and guidelines and enforceable by local police. Skateboards and rollerblades are not to be brought to school (these are also not permitted on the school bus). Skateboards and rollerblades are not to be brought to school.
School Bus Rider Rules/Video
A video monitoring device will be installed, operated, and maintained by TSI and may be used at any time.
- Stay in your seat with your feet on the floor while the bus is moving.
- No profanity or loud talking.
- Keep all parts of your body inside the bus at all times.
- Do not throw anything out the bus windows.
- No pushing, shoving, or fighting on the bus.
- Eating or drinking is not permitted on the bus.
- Smoking is not permitted on the bus.
- Do not litter, write on, or damage the bus in any way.
- Leave the bus only at your designated stop.
- You must be fully dressed (shirts, shoes, etc.) while on the bus.
- Keep your hands and feet to yourself at all times.
- You must obey the driver's directions promptly and respectfully.
- Riding other than your regularly assigned bus is discouraged by bus company officials. Permission to use another bus must be requested in writing by the parent and is then subject to approval by the bus company president and the School Principal or Assistant Principal. Any permission slips are to be submitted to the attendance office during morning homeroom. Students are permitted only TWO guests to ride home with them per day. For example, it is not permitted for 1 student to transport 5 or 6 students home to his/her party. No student will be permitted to call for permission to ride another bus. A written note signed by a parent or adult guardian is the only acceptable form of permission.