Policies & Procedures

Arrival/Dismissal Procedures

Signing Out/In

The school staff is charged with accounting for the presence of students at all times. Students are not allowed to leave the campus or base installation for any reason without administrative permission. Due to security requirements, it is critical that students who leave campus for any reason during school hours must be signed out at the Student Affairs Office (SAO/Office). No phone calls or notes will be accepted (other than the lunch-time exceptions explained below).
Dependents that are eighteen years old or older are not exempt from this policy.
Students are also required to sign back in at the office when they return during the school day after having been signed out.
· NOTE: Leaving campus without being signed out by a parent/sponsor will result in an unexcused absence or truancy.
· When students are sent home because they are ill, they are to be signed out and accompanied by their sponsor or an individual designated and authorized by their sponsor.

Athletics Eligibility

Each school is to develop a specific plan for monitoring grade eligibility; however, to achieve uniformity, all schools must complete the grade check by 4 p.m. every Tuesday of each week that the interscholastic programs are being held. A student declared ineligible on the Tuesday grade check will be ineligible from Wednesday 8 a.m. through the following Wednesday 8 a.m. A student participant who has been identified as ineligible for three consecutive weeks may be dropped from the team.
Academic Eligibility for All Activities
· Requirement:  2.0 GPA and no more than 1 F

Student Conduct/Discipline

Kaiserslautern High School's Discipline Policy is based on compliance with DoDEA Regulation 2051.1. This regulation, "Department of Defense Education Activity Disciplinary Rules and Procedures", is intended to alert administrators to their flexibility in assessing the seriousness of offenses for purposes of determining the appropriate consequences. Disciplinary sanctions may be imposed for student conduct: while on school property, while in route between school and home of any school activity, while on vehicles owned by the government or contracted by DoDEA schools for the transportation of students; during the lunch period on a school day whether on or off campus, going to or from all school sponsored or school supervised events/activities that affect the mission or operations of the school. Disciplinary action may also be imposed for out-of-school actions when the good order, safety, or welfare of the school, students, or staff is affected as a result of these actions.

NOTE: Our goal is to operate and maintain a safe school environment that is conducive to learning. It is also our intent to recognize students' rights while also recognizing the need for taking disciplinary action when necessary. When it is considered necessary to take disciplinary action, our intent is to ensure that students are disciplined in a fair and appropriate manner.

Additional information about student rights and responsibilities in DoDEA can be found on the DoDEA homepage

Attendance

At KHS, we believe that punctuality and regular attendance at school will increase the chances of students' academic success and will teach them the values and rewards of self-reliance and dependability. We also believe that punctuality and regular attendance contribute to a distraction-free learning environment. It is recognized that absence from school is necessary under certain conditions. Every effort must be made by students, parents, teachers, and administrators to keep absences and tardiness to a minimum. The attendance policy delineated below has been designed with these premises in mind.
 

Student Dress Code

Proper dress, grooming and cleanliness are an integral part of the educational function, and require a cooperative effort of students, parents, and the school. Although a student's style of dress and/or grooming may reflect individual preference, such preferences must be selected within the constraints of reasonable rules and appropriate standards that are consistent with the maintenance of an effective learning atmosphere and good personal hygiene.

Each student's attire and grooming should be appropriate, should promote a positive, safe and healthy environment within the school, and should not distract from the purpose of the educational program. The dress code will be enforced by staff members, teachers, counselors, and administrators.

The principal will make the final decision if there is a question of whether a student is in violation of the dress code.
 

Electronic Devices

NOTE: Students are encouraged to not bring valuables to school.  Students who bring valuables to school are WARNED that neither DoDEA nor the school is responsible for loss or theft. Students are responsible for securing personal property and school property issued to them. When a theft occurs students are instructed to inform teacher, write out a school theft report for the Office, contact parents, and file a police report (with sponsor). 

Misuse of Electronics: Cell phones and music devices are allowed on campus and may be used in the common areas before and after school and during lunch, but must not disrupt the learning environment. Unless students have been given specific permission to use devices such as cell phones, music devices, other electronics and headphones, their use is prohibited in the classroom and during class breaks, assemblies and safety drills; unless otherwise specifically permitted, these items should be put away and kept out of sight during these times. Electronic items in use during disallowed times are subject to confiscation. Confiscated items will be returned to the student at the end of the day for a first violation of this policy. Items confiscated due to subsequent violations must be picked up by a parent. (NOTE: Teachers confiscating electronic devices are responsible for the item until they return it to the student or turn it in to an administrator.)
 

Homework Policy

Homework is an integral part of school life. As an extension of classroom activities, it supports instructional objectives and mastery of those objectives. The purpose of homework assignments may be one or more of the following: to reinforce classroom instruction, to increase understanding and retention, to transfer and extend classroom instruction, to prepare one for class discussion, to provide curricular enrichment.

Students at KHS can expect to be assigned homework commensurate with the difficulty of their academic program, their needs and abilities, and the learning objectives of the curricular area. The amount of time a student is given to complete an assignment will be directly related to the length, complexity, and purpose of the assignment. Students should prepare homework assignments carefully.
 

Arrival at School

Parents of students who walk to school are advised not to allow their children to leave home too early. Due to the lack of supervision, children should not arrive earlier than 8:00 AM. Your cooperation in this matter will greatly enhance the safety and security of our students. Parents must come to the front office to sign their child in if he/she arrives after 8:20 a.m. It should be noted that Base policy has determined that it is the responsibility of our students' parents as to whether their children are supervised by an adult or older sibling while walking to and from school or bus stop.
 

Visitor Guidelines

Parents are encouraged to schedule time to meet with teachers as needed.· Due to Force Protection procedures, guests are discouraged. As a general rule guests will not be allowed to accompany a KHS student to school.  All visitors to KHS must present proper identification and sign in the Visitor's Log at the office nearest the point entered. Visitors will be given a nametag to identify them as a visitor to the school. When leaving the grounds, visitors are to sign out in the log and return the tag.