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Hohenfels MS/HS

Policies & Procedures

Excerpts from our Student Handbook

Cell Phones and Personal Items

Students are not permitted to use any personal items that interfere with the learning environment or endanger the health and safety of other students. Students are responsible for their personal property and therefore strongly advised not to bring items to school that are high-value, non-educational items. However, if students choose to bring these items, they may only use them outside, in the entrance lobby or the cafeteria during lunch time, or before and after school. The following include, but are not limited to, beepers, cell phones, personal computers, Blackberries, cameras, electronic games, portable radios, compact disc players, IPods, and portable DVD players, dice, toys and cards. During class time, such items are to be completely turned off. If used inappropriately, these may be subject to confiscation by administrators, support staff and teachers and must be picked up by the sponsor. Confiscated items not claimed by the sponsor will be donated to charity. The school is NOT responsible for any personal items that are lost, stolen, or confiscated because of a violation. Some teachers allow students to listen to music in the classroom if it is not a distraction. This is not a guaranteed right. Personal electronics may be used when permitted in the classroom, before school, during lunch and after school.

Dress Code

Proper attire is expected and unacceptable appearance will result in administrative consequences. Some examples of unacceptable attire include, but are not limited to, hats, headgear, bare feet, bare midriffs, tight, revealing, see-through or sheer clothing, short shorts, low-cut apparel, halters, tank tops, sagging pants, and gym shorts or spaghetti straps. Clothing that promotes violence, pornography, drugs, alcohol, or any illegal act, or that promotes fear in a school setting will not be allowed. For safety concerns, students may be asked to remove excessively long chains or other clothing attire that is possibly hazardous to themselves or others around them. Students and parents are responsible for ensuring that dress is not a health or safety hazard. Students are required to wear clean, suitable clothing at all times. Students in violation of the dress code will be referred to the Office. Office personnel will assist the students in contacting parents to request that suitable clothe s be provided. The student will not be allowed in classrooms or other public areas until his/her dress meets the Dress Code standard. Students with hair, make-up, or other items that interrupt learning in the classroom will be required to change their appearance so that it does not disrupt the classroom environment. The A.P. will make the final decision if necessary.

  • Clothing that is cut or torn and is too revealing (i.e. above mid-thigh) is not allowed.
  • No offensive or drug related words on clothing or jewelry.
  • No pictures of drugs or weapons on clothing.
  • Appropriate footwear must be worn at all times.
  • No spaghetti strap blouses.
  • Shoulder straps will be a minimum of two inches wide (approximately three finger widths in diameter).
  • No basketball (tank-top with large open arms) or undershirts for men.
  • No short shorts or skirts.
  • Neat shorts or skirts may be worn as long as they are not offensive or distracting.
  • Slits in skirts should be no higher than the bottom of the fingertips.
  • No midriff shirts or tube tops.
  • Skin should not be visible between bottom and top clothing.
  • Shirts with low necklines are not permitted.
  • Hats, hoods, bandanas, and/or sunglasses may not be worn inside the building.
  • Combs or brushes should be stored appropriately and not worn in the hair.
  • Chains holding wallets should not be visible nor should they be part of the clothing.
  • For safety reasons, no jewelry to include arm or neck bands and piercings, may have spikes or other protruding parts.
  • With the exception of spirit days, no pajamas (or pajama-like clothes) or slippers will be worn at school. Underwear should not be visible or worn as exterior clothing.

Clothes must fit properly and at no time should pants sag below the waist and the crotch should not be at the knees. Underwear bloused above pants and shorts is a violation of the school dress code. A student may be sent home to change clothes if any attire is deemed to be inappropriate or unacceptable by the administration. The sponsor will be contacted to provide transportation and/or acceptable dress. In all instances the dress of students must be in accordance with the established dress code policy for the JMRC/USAG-Hohenfels.

Bullying

Bullying can manifest through several different ways:1. Physical violence and attacks: Traditionally, any physical contact that harms someone else, through hitting, punching, or pinching, has been considered bullying. Constant poking, pulling someone's hair, while not considered violent, is still considered bullying.2. Teasing, verbal taunts, name-calling, and making someone feel less than, despondent, embarrassed, humiliated, or sad: Unfortunately, this kind of bullying is very common at schools, but will not be tolerated.3. Threats and intimidation: This kind of bullying results when someone feels superior or stronger than another.4. Stealing or extortion: Many people remember a time when a bully stole their lunch money or possessions. This type of bullying occurs when students leave their possessions unattended or their lockers open.5. Exclusion or "cliques": When students form cliques that exclude others, it is a form of bullying. Please make all students feel welcome and valued here at Hohenfels.6. Cyber-bullying: Cyber-bullying includes any of the above forms through social networking sites, cell phones, emails, instant messaging, blogs, posting bad pictures, or using someone's name to spread rumors or lies about another. Cyber bullying will be prosecuted by the COG as well as the school. Bullying should not be considered a normal part of growing up, as it is hurtful and can scar the emotions of a person for life. I want all of the students here at Hohenfels to feel safe and free to express their own unique personality and flair (as long as it does not violate any of the discipline regulations), without fear of being bullied. Please, if you feel as though you are being bullied, stand up for yourself. Firmly tell that person that you do not appreciate what they are doing to you. If this does not cause the bully to stop, tell your teacher or administrator. You have a right to be physically and emotionally safe in our school.