Handbook

Cell Phones / Headphones / Electronic Devices    

 

CELL PHONES/ALL ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Students will be allowed to use their cell phones in the hallways between classes

Students may not use or have cell phones/ earbuds out in the classroom. There is NO warning for cell phone/earbud use in the classroom. Students have been given the privilege of using them during passing time in the hallway.

 

Cell phones will now be on the minor system.

 

●        1st offense - lunch detention

●        2nd offense - after school detention

●        3rd offense and beyond - major write up; Principal’s discretion               

Cell phone/earbud use in the hallway.

 

●        Not to be used for selfies, group photos, or video taking in the hallway.

●        Cell phones/earbuds in the hallway are a privilege and the privilege can be taken away if a student does not follow these basic rules.

 

 

*CCHS is not responsible for lost or damaged cell phones that are brought to school or that have been taken from a student during school hours.

 

 

Dress Code / Student Appearance  

The CCHS dress code is in accordance with the minimal requirements found in the CCPS Code of Acceptable Behavior dress and appearance section. All students will adhere to the expectations listed below for dress and appearance. If changes are made to the dress code, students and parents will be given proper notice. Administrators will make decisions on appropriateness if questions arise with dress or appearance of a student.

*** CCHS Administrators reserve the right to ask students to change clothing or correct an issue of dress or appearance if it is deemed to be inappropriate or a distraction to the learning environment.

●        Clothing that exposes midriffs, cleavage, or excessive skin in the upper body (tank tops, spaghetti straps, cut-off t-shirts, off-the-shoulder shirts, tube tops, etc…) will be considered in violation of the CCHS dress code.

●        No head apparel including rakes, picks, hoods pulled up, bandannas, combs, hats, etc./ Principal’s discretion.

●        Shoes must be worn. NO HOUSE-SHOES

●        All pants and shorts shall be worn at the hip or above the hip.

●        No key chains or wallet chains allowed.

●        To be considered appropriate, apparel must not reveal skin any higher than the mid-thigh point of the leg.

●        If skirts, shorts, shirts, sweaters, dresses, etc… are not at this mid-thigh mark (standing or sitting) then tights, legging, shorts, etc… may be worn to help students be in compliance with this rule of the dress code. This also applies to articles of clothing with holes above the mid-thigh point.

o    Using paper, tape, or other items to temporarily cover these holes will not be allowed.

●        Pajama pants are not to be worn.

●        No clothing depicting or advertising drugs, alcohol, sex, or offensive language/symbols can be worn at school.

●        No facial piercings that are a safety concern or create a disruption to the educational process.

●        No winter coats or blankets in the classrooms unless it is deemed appropriate by the administration.

o    This may be due to issues with heating/air in the building.

●        No non-prescription glasses or sunglasses.

●        If jewelry becomes a distraction, the student will be asked to remove it.


Dress Code Violations – All violations will be corrected and documented. Staff will make every attempt to ensure that all dress code violations are handled upon arrival to advisory and/or first period. There are times when violations are not immediately noticed or they occur later in the day. These violations will be handled in the same manner. All violations will be reported to the front office secretary for documentation. The following steps will be taken:

●        1st offense – Dress code will be retaught to student, and he/she will correct violation. Student may call parent to bring clothing or use available clothing at the school. Student will remain in ISS until violation is corrected. Once corrected, they may return to class. The incident will not be put on a major office referral but noted on the dress code log as the first offense.

●        2nd offense – Documented as a violation. Student will correct violation. Student may call parent to bring clothing or use available clothing at the school. Student will remain in ISS until violation is corrected, and an appropriate leveled consequence/intervention from the CCPS Code of Acceptable Behavior may be given to the student.   Once corrected, he/she may return to class.

●        3rd offense and beyond – Documented as a major violation and handled at the discretion of the administration and an appropriate leveled consequence/intervention from the CCPS Code of Acceptable Behavior will be given to the student.   Once corrected, he/she may return to class except in situations that leveled consequences require ISS time or a greater action on the administrations part.

 

First 15 / Last 15 Rule  

This rule refers to the first 15 minutes after the tardy bell rings each period and the last 15 minutes of that class. These are very important stretches of time for teachers and students. During these times, CCHS places an emphasis on students being in the classrooms so that lessons can be introduced and concluded properly for all students without teachers having to repeat themselves.   Students will only be allowed to leave the rooms during these times if they are called by an administrator, office staff, nurse, etc…

 

Student Parking Lot / Driving Privileges    

The designated student parking lot is located directly behind the gym. Students must understand that the CCHS student parking lot is part of the school campus. No different than being in the halls or the classroom, students must abide by rules and expectations for appropriate behavior at school. The same consequences that are given for behavior infractions in the building will be applied for infractions that are committed anywhere on this campus. This includes the parking lot and in personal vehicles.

                                      

Student safety is the first priority for the staff at CCHS. To promote this, all students who drive to and from school will complete student vehicle registration. Students must commit to an understanding that they are subject to fines and possible loss of driving privileges for not driving appropriately on school campus. Student drivers will meet with the administration the first week of school to go over all of the expectations for driving on and around campus.

 

According to the CCPS Student’s School Campus Driving Privileges Policy, student drivers at CCHS are afforded the privilege to drive to school if they follow these guidelines:

 

  1. Students must have a numbered parking pass displayed in the front windshield.
  2. Students that drive to campus are subject to random drug testing.
  3. Students who have five (5) or less unexcused absences and/or unexcused tardies will maintain school campus driving privileges.
  4. Students who have six (6) unexcused absences and/or unexcused tardies will be suspended from driving on the school campus for two weeks (10 school days).
  5. Students who have ten (10) unexcused absences and/or tardies will be suspended from driving to campus for four weeks (20 school days).
  6. Students who have fifteen (15) unexcused absences and/or tardies will be suspended from driving on the school campus for the remainder of the school year (number of school days remaining in the year).

 

A student notified of lost school campus driving privileges in item 3 or 4 and attempts to continue to drive on the school campus does not comply with the notification will lose on school campus driving privileges for the remainder of the school year (number of days remaining in the school year).

 

Tardy to Class

 

Because of the value placed on instructional time and the need for teachers to promptly start their classes, students at CCHS are expected to be in their classrooms when the tardy bell rings for each period. Those students who do not make it in the class on time will be given a tardy to class. These tardies are not recorded in the attendance section of infinite campus. They do not have an effect on student attendance or truancy. Teachers will record 4th and 5th period tardies.

 

Tardies to class are dealt with through normal school disciplinary consequences. These consequences are given as students reach each set of 3 tardies to any class using the following:

●        1st Set of 3 – Lunch Detention

●        2nd Set of 3 (6 total) – After School Detention

●        3rd Set of 3 (9 total) – After School Detention

●        4th Set of 3 (12 total) – Major Office Referral; 1 day of ISS

●        5th Set of 3 (15 total) – Major Office Referral; 2 days of ISS

●        6th Set of 3 and beyond will be dealt with through Major Office Referrals and appropriate disciplinary consequences given by school                 administration.

●        Students may be put on a “No Fly List” for excessive tardies at a principal’s discretion.