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POSSESSION Of CELL PHONES OR TELECOMMUNICATION DEVICES

Students are not permitted to use a cell phone or any electronic device in school as well as on the school buses. This includes, but is not limited to a smart phone, other adapted PDAs, or electronic devices. Principals have the authority to allow the use of cell phones and electronic devices for instructional purposes during class, however that permission must be granted before students are allowed to openly display cell phones or other electronic devices in class/school. Unless otherwise stated, cell phones and other electronic devices are to be out of view and not in use while students are in the school building, in classes that may be held outside of the building, on the school bus, and on school sponsored field trips. If a cell phone rings or beeps in class/school, it is considered being in use. Therefore, it is advised that student phones remain off while in the school building. Students assigned to behavior alternative sites are to adhere to the MPS Cell Phone Usage Policy. Procedures for confiscating, securing and returning devices will be developed on a school by school basis. Confiscated property will be kept in the school’s office; school officials accept no responsibility for safeguarding confiscated items or for loss or damage to confiscated property.

Consequences

Confiscate device on all offenses (Confiscated device will only be returned to a parent/guardian)

Third Offense: Out of School Suspension

If a violation of this rule also violates other Class B and/or C offenses, other consequences will be imposed.

The cell phone/telecommunication device guidelines of Floyd Middle Magnet School coincide with MPS’ policy, but with a more detailed and school specific form.

LOCKERS

Students are assigned a locker for their personal use during the school year. Each student is held responsible for the condition of the locker. Sixth grade students are required to provide their own combination locking device for the assigned lockers. The school cannot be held responsible for thefts or losses from the lockers.

LOCKER RULES

1. Lockers should always be locked when not in use.

2. Do not give your combination to anyone except your homeroom teacher.

3. Do not share your locker with any student.

4. Do not leave money or valuables in your locker.

5. Combinations must be given to the homeroom teacher.

6. Report damaged lockers to homeroom teacher and/or assistant principal.

BACKPACKS

Students are expected to leave their backpacks in their lockers during the school day and carry their books to individual classes. Students may carry a small string tote bag to help them with organization.

TEXTBOOKS

Board-approved textbooks are provided free of charge for each subject or class. Books must be treated with care. Students will not be charged for normal wear of materials that are lent to them; however, they will be charged replacement cost for excessive wear and loss. Textbooks should be covered to prevent damage. Covers must not be glued/pasted to cover.

NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY

One of the most common misconceptions about National Junior Honor Society is that students only need good grades to become members. Scholarship is but one important element in the selection process. The pillars of NJHS (Scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship, and character) prohibit choosing applicants based on scholarship alone. Doing so would place a school’s charter in jeopardy. Therefore, students interested in entering the selection process must demonstrate excellence in FIVE areas: scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship, and character. In the spring, students with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.50 or higher are invited to enter the selection process. A cumulative 3.50 GPA or above demonstrates a student’s commitment to scholarship and therefore fulfills one of the five requirements for selection. All students are informed by a letter on the selection committee’s decision.

ASSEMBLIES

Assemblies are a regularly scheduled part of the curriculum; as such, they are designed to be educational as well as entertaining experiences. They provide one of the few opportunities in school to learn formal audience behavior. Regardless of the type of program, courtesy demands that the student body is respectful and appreciative. Whether guests are present or not, each student is personally responsible for the impression made by the school as a whole. Students may be denied the opportunity to attend a school assembly as a result of disciplinary problems or in order to complete other academic assignments.

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