AUC Important Documents & School Policies
Please read below for information on documents that students will bring home the first day of school and on certain school policies. Review documents and policies with your child(ren) and return the necessary documents promptly.
Welcome to the 2010-2011 school year. We take great pride in last year’s successes and now look forward to an even more fruitful upcoming year. Please take a few moments to read over the documents the school is sending home and return them promptly to your son/daughter’s homeroom teacher as these are important. We appreciate your help in this matter.
The documents consist of the following:
- Emergency Cards must be reviewed for accuracy. Please correct any mistakes and sign the card on the back.
- Parent-Student Contracts must be signed and returned. Note that the Parent-Student Handbook can be found on the school’s website.
- Media Release Forms must be signed and returned.
- Lunch Contract must be completed and returned.
- Review the National Lunch Program Application. Complete this application if you feel you may be eligible and return the National Lunch Application in a sealed envelope. The complete National Lunch Program packet can be found on the school’s website under the “school operations” link followed by the “lunch” link.
- Carefully review the revised After School Policies including the New Student Dismissal Procedures that will be enforced.
In addition to the school guidelines reviewed on the attached contract and in the Student-Parent Handbook, I would like to emphasize the importance of the following school policies. Please review these carefully with your son/daughter.
- Student ID’s are part of the school uniform and must be worn daily and at ALL times. Students may NOT be in school without them. In the event of loss, a new ID must be purchased at a cost of $5.00.
- Boys’ shirts must be tucked in at all times, a belt must be worn, and the closed-toed shoes must complement the uniform. Uniforms must be clean and neat.
- Students are not allowed to dye their hair colors or have hairdos that distract from the educational environment. The administration will have the final decision if a concern should arise.
- Girls’ shirts do not need to be tucked in. NO sandals or open-toed shoes are permitted. Close-toed shoes must complement the uniform.
- No excessive jewelry is permitted and make-up must be kept to a minimum.
- The uniform policy will be strictly enforced. There are no exceptions. Proper uniform is required to be in school.
- Minor behavior/policy issues are handled at two levels: the classroom and the administration. When a teacher is forced to send the student to the office, the student is considered at the second level. He/she will be given two warnings and, if sent a third time, will serve lunch detention for a week.
- If the offence is major, it demands immediate administrative action and the Miami-Dade Code of Student Conduct will be followed. A copy of this handbook can be found on the school’s website as well as on the district’s website.
PUBLIC DISPLAYS OF AFFECTION
- Students must refrain from any display of affection on campus. Consequences will be at the discretion of the administration.
- ELECTRONIC DEVICES
- ALL electronic devices such as cell phones, i-pods, mp3 players etc…, except classroom issued laptops and teacher-allowed calculators, must be turned OFF and be placed in the student’s book bag (until lockers are installed) between the hours from 7:30AM to 3:30PM. During these hours, students are forbidden from carrying these devices on their person.
- Once the lockers are installed, electronic devices MUST be placed inside the student’s locker and NOT in his/her book bag. Under NO circumstances should a student have a phone on their person between 7:30AM and 3:30PM. This policy may be extended for students participating in certain on-campus activities at the end of the school day.
- It is expected that any educational materials, equipment, or furniture given to a student for use will be respected and returned in the original condition. This includes textbooks, CD’s, sports equipment, computers, desks, walls, etc… Any school property damaged either by negligence or willfulness will be the responsibility of the parent. Any damage done will become the financial responsibility of the parent/guardian.
We very much look forward to serving our students to the best of our abilities and appreciate your partnership in supporting the school’s policies so we may focus on the important tasks of learning and academic advancement.
Please sign this letter once read and return it to your child’s homeroom teacher by Friday August 27, 2010.
We wish you and your family all the best for this upcoming school year.