DHS Student Handbook - Davie County Schools

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DHS Student Handbook - Davie County Schools
STUDENT
HANDBOOK
2014-2015
1200 Salisbury Road
Mocksville, NC 27028
(336) 751-5905
DHS Vision Statement:
Davie County High School will be an innovative learning community empowering visionary thinkers
prepared to contribute in a globally competitive society.
DHS Mission Statement:
Davie County High School will provide a rigorous learning environment that encourages the
intellectual independence and adaptability necessary to become meaningful contributors in the everchanging global community. Our students will develop the skills to be successful and the knowledge
to make appropriate and meaningful post-secondary choices.
Table of contents
School Phone Numbers
3
School Calendar
4
Bell/Lunch Schedules
5
Athletic Participation
6
Driver Eligibility
6
Student Parking
6
Grading Scale and Promotion Credits
6
Final Exams
7
Summer School
7
Graduation
7
Technology Acceptable Use Policy
7
Attendance
7-8
Early Dismissals
8-9
Tardy Policy
9
Surveillance System
9
Behavior Expectations
9
Consequences
10
Harassment & Defamation
11
Dress Code Expectations
11-12
Communications Policy
12
Miscellaneous
13
Cafeteria
13-14
School Bus Information
14
Tobacco Policy
14
School Board Policies
14
Consequences Chart
15-18
Clubs and Organizations
19-20
Athletics
21
Graduation Requirements
22
School Map
24
DHS Honor Code:
As a member of the Davie High School Community, I will maintain my honor and integrity at all times by creating and
upholding an atmosphere of trust, respect, honesty, and consideration for all members of my school community.
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MAIN SCHOOL NUMBERS
School Office
751-5905
Guidance Fax
751-7831
School Fax
751-4597
Cafeteria
751-7870
SCHOOL EXTENSIONS
Dial 751-5905 & Extension
Office
ATTENDANCE INFORMATION
Data Manager
Attendance Office
ATHLETICS
Athletic Director
TRANSPORTATION
Bus Coordinator
Driver’s Education
STUDENT SERVICES
Exceptional Children
Registrar/ Testing Assistant
Nurse
Guidance Secretary
Counselor (A-Don), Lead
Counselor (Doo-Kin)
Counselor (Kio-Ric)
Counselor (Rid-Z)
Behavior Specialist
Social Worker
CAREER AND TECHNICAL
Career Specialist
Vocational Specialist
ADMINISTRATION
Administrative Assistant
Principal
Assistant Principal
Assistant Principal
Assistant Principal
Assistant Principal
Name
Extension
Kelly Kluttz
Kathy Carter
Ext. 4141
Ext. 4140
Mike Absher
Ext. 4040
Chad Dalton
Terry Mitchell
Ext. 4000
Ext. 4095
Amber Manzella
Michele Hamm
Sherry Wilson
Stephanie Redmon
Elizabeth Gordon
Erin Brown
Tim McKnight
Audrey Carr
Bob Carr
Lynn Yokley
Ext. 4127
Ext. 4076
Ext. 4041
Ext. 4075
Ext. 4082
Ext. 4077
Ext. 4081
Ext. 4078
Ext. 4079
Ext. 4075
Janet Barnes
Darla Goldfuss
Ext. 4009
Ext. 4010
Debbie Shepherd
Doyle Nicholson
Tabatha Hudson
Kathy Courtemanche
Alvin Rubin
Jonathan Sidden
Ext. 4007
Ext. 4001
Ext. 4004
Ext. 4002
Ext. 4003
Ext. 4005
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Davie High School Daily Schedule
Period
Start
st
End
1 Period
8:20
9:52
Traveling Break
9:52
10:01
2 Period*
10:01
11:37
*Daily Announcements
10:01
10:05
nd
rd
3 Period
11:43
1:42
st
11:37
12:02
nd
12:02
12:27
rd
12:27
12:52
th
12:52
1:17
th
1:17
1:42
1:48
3:20
1 Lunch
2 Lunch
3 Lunch
4 Lunch
5 Lunch
th
4 Period
Homeroom Schedule
Period
st
Start
Early Release Schedule
Period
End
st
Start
End
1 Period
8:20
9:45
1 Period
8:20
9:08
Traveling Break
9:45
9:53
Traveling Break
9:08
9:16
9:16
10:06
Homeroom
nd
2 Period
rd
3 Period
st
1 Lunch
nd
2 Lunch
rd
3 Lunch
th
4 Lunch
th
5 Lunch
th
4 Period
9:53
10:15
10:09
11:37
11:43
11:37
12:02
12:27
nd
2 Period
rd
3 Period
1:42
3:20
Period
1 Period
Traveling Break
nd
2 Period
rd
3 Period
st
1 Lunch
nd
2 Lunch
rd
3 Lunch
th
4 Lunch
th
5 Lunch
th
4 Period
Start
10:20
11:19
11:27
12:33
12:27
12:49
1:11
1:33
10:54
10:54
11:18
th
11:18
11:42
th
11:42
12:06
12:12
1:00
5 Lunch
th
4 Period
2 Hour Delay Schedule
st
10:30
rd
4 Lunch
1:17
1:48
10:30
3 Lunch
12:52
1:42
10:06
nd
2 Lunch
12:27
1:17
12:06
1 Lunch
12:02
12:52
10:12
st
3 Hour Delay Schedule
End
Period
11:19
11:27
12:27
11:20
11:55
12:01
12:36
12:42
2:37
2 Period
rd
3 Period
st
1 Lunch
12:49
1:05
1:28
rd
1:28
1:51
th
1:51
2:14
th
2:14
2:37
2:43
3:20
4 Lunch
1:55
3:20
1:05
3 Lunch
1:33
2:20
12:42
nd
2 Lunch
1:11
2:14
5 Lunch
th
4 Period
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nd
1 Period
2:14
1:55
Start
st
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ATHLETIC PARTICIPATION
To develop not just athletes but well-rounded young men and women, we expect athletes to be diligent students and
leaders within and outside the school. Parents and athletes sign a statement at the beginning of each sport season
acknowledging athletic policies.
ELIGIBILITY
Pass 3 of 4 classes each semester and maintain at least an 85% attendance rate.
If taking 3 classes, pass all three.
Meet local promotion policy requirements.
Attend school at least 1/2 day on practice or game days.
Any suspension (OSS) prohibits participation in games or practices.
Any student that recovers credit via summer credit recovery may be eligible to participate.
Any student participating in athletics must not owe any financial debt to the school.
*Seniors will be eligible to participate in spring sports based on 1st semester as mentioned above. This requires that
they take a minimum of 2 classes in the spring for athletic eligibility
DRIVER ELIGIBILITY
To receive a driver’s permit, student and parent must come to the main office with: 1) Driver education certificate 2)
certified birth certificate, and 3) original social security card (not laminated). The school will verify the passing of 70%
of courses the previous semester and issue a Driver’s Eligibility Certificate.
Reasons for Loss of Driver Eligibility according to NC General Statutes § 20-13.2:
Academic progress:
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Failure to maintain a 70% pass rate.
Failure of one class when scheduled for fewer than 4 courses.
Dropping out of school.
Earning a credit/s in summer school credit recovery will not permit a student to receive his/her license back before
the end of the first semester of the following school year.
STUDENT PARKING
Parking Permits are sold at the end of each school year to rising Juniors & Seniors. The Student Parking Agreement
must be completed and signed by a parent, and students must provide a copy of a valid driver’s license and pay $50.
Parking permits are issued in early August and thereafter as spaces are available.
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Safe driving habits must be observed at all times.
Discipline issues including excessive tardies may result in loss of permit.
Parking permits must be displayed on the rearview mirror at all times.
Students are not to return to or remain in the parking lot after arriving at school without permission from the
office.
Students who are released during the day must leave campus immediately.
Students may not enter or exit through the bus parking lot.
Students enrolled in off-campus classes, or with partial day schedules, must park in the front of the school.
Students must not owe any financial debt to the school.
GRADING SCALE/PROMOTION REQUIREMENTS
93-100 = A
85-92 = B
77-84 = C
70-76 = D
69 and Below = F
Sophomore= 6 credits earned
Junior=12 credits earned
Senior= 20 credits earned
Graduation= 28 credits earned
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FINAL EXAMS
Exams can last up to 4 hours and are given at the end of each semester.
 Final exams count 25% of the student’s grade in the course.
 Students may not be admitted late for an exam.
 Early Dismissal: Students who have finished exams may not leave class until the entire school has finished
testing and all materials have been collected. An all-call or video streaming will announce the end of testing for
the school.
 Buses will run each day.
Exam Exemptions for ALL Students:
 Absences are counted over the course of an entire semester.
 Absence and grade criterion is as follows:
Note: 5 unexcused tardies or early
Not more than
Course Average
Percentile
Three Absences
A
93% and up
departures count as one absence in
Two Absences
B
85%-92%
regards to exam exemption status.
One Absence
C
80%-84%
 No student may be exempt from an exam if the course has an NC End-of-Course, MSLs/Common Exams, or
CTE EOC test.
 With the exception of one college day for juniors and two college days for seniors, all other absences count with
respect to exam exemptions.
 Field trips on any school related activity are not considered as absences and do not count against exam
exemptions.
SUMMER SCHOOL/CREDIT RECOVERY
Credit Recovery via summer school may be offered to students who have failed a core class with an average
between 60-69, and have passed the EOC/Common Exam, if the class has an EOC/Common Exam. Details
concerning summer school will be communicated to students and parents in the spring semester. There is a fee to
attend summer credit recovery. Transportation is NOT provided by the school.
GRADUATION
The Board of Education sets the graduation date in early spring. Graduation requirements vary according to the
student’s chosen course of study. Families may check the registration bulletin for complete graduation requirements
at the DCHS website: http://www.davie.k12.nc.us/schools/davie-high/. Click on the Resources link and then click on
State Graduation Requirements. Counselors can provide status toward graduation at any time. Please call to make
an appointment.
TECHNOLOGY ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
All students using school computers must have on file an Acceptable Use Policy signed by the student and a parent.
Students and parents have to complete a form to give permission to publish student work and or photos. Students
receive the policy and form at the beginning of the year in the Davie County Schools Student Handbook. Because
all students depend on the school’s technology to assist with learning, personal integrity is of the utmost importance.
Technology privileges may be taken away from students for certain discipline offenses.
ATTENDANCE
ARRIVAL
Students should not arrive on campus before 7:45 am. Students are not to leave DHS once they arrive on campus
without signing out in the attendance office. Drop off and pick-up locations are available on the campus in the front
breezeway. Students who are dropped off at other locations and cross the street, do so at their own risk.
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DEPARTURE
Students who do not ride a bus should be picked up in the front breezeway immediately after school. No students
are to be anywhere on campus waiting for a ride (example- gym) other than in front of the school. Any student who
is on campus after dismissal must be under the supervision of a staff member.
ABSENCES FROM CLASS/INSTRUCTION RECOVERY
In order to receive credit for a course, a student may not be absent for more than eight (lawful or unlawful) days
during the semester or no more than 4 days during a 9-week period. The student should speak to the teacher about
completing missed work immediately after returning to school. Students are allowed no more than 5 days after their
return to school to turn in missed work. If a student is absent from any class more than 4 days in a 9-week period,
the student might not get credit for the course. Students may recover instruction with their teacher. It is the student’s
responsibility to meet with his/her teachers in order to gather missed work and schedule a time to recover lost
instruction. Instructional recovery must be completed in the quarter in which the absences occurred.
DOCUMENTATION OF ABSENCES
Students must bring in a parent/guardian note and any documentation related to the absences such as:
doctor/dentist note, funeral program, official court document, etc. Notes for absences must be turned in to
attendance personnel in the cafeteria between 8:00 and 8:20 am and within 5 days of the absence. After 5
days, if a note is not turned in, the absence will be considered unlawful. Notes DO NOT REMOVE absences from a
student’s record; they simply confirm whether the absence was lawful or unlawful. It is the parents’ responsibility to
ensure that students arrive at school. Therefore, absences will not be excused because of missing the school bus.
After an absence, students are to report to the cafeteria prior to first period upon their return to school. Students who
do not follow policy are subject to disciplinary action for skipping school
TEN DAY RULE
The State Board of Education policy states that 10 days of consecutive (unlawful) absences will result in withdrawal if
the student is 16 years of age.
PARENT CONTACT
Daily attempts are made to reach parents by the computerized phone systems. Parents are also notified by letter
when a student reaches 3, 6, and 10 unlawful absences. Parents may call the attendance office at any time to check
on their son/daughter’s attendance. For safety reasons, parents will be required to give identifying information before
student attendance information is given.
COLLEGE DAYS
Juniors may use one day and seniors may use two days per school year. Approval forms must be completed and
turned in to the attendance office at least three days prior to visit. In addition to prior approval, documentation of
visit must be turned in to the attendance office upon return in order for absence to be excused as a college day.
EARLY DISMISSALS
Students must report to the attendance office to sign-out before leaving campus, even if you have a
note. Failure to sign in/out in the attendance office is considered skipping and will result in administrative
consequences. Procedures for leaving school prior to the end of the scheduled school day are as follows:
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Bring a written note, signed by a parent/guardian, including contact phone number to the CAFETERIA between 8 and 8:20
am.
Please be advised that parents can come in to sign a student out, but calls cannot be accepted to sign out a student.
Receive a slip from the attendance office to give the teacher for class dismissal and to sign out.
Return to attendance office to sign-out at the designated time.
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If a student is leaving for a period of time then returning to school that day, the student needs to report to the attendance
office to sign back in. If the early dismissal was for a doctor or dentist appointment, bring a doctor/dentist note at the time of
sign-in.
If a student becomes ill during the school day, the student must see the nurse (or someone in the main office if the nurse is
unavailable). Students are requested not to contact parents since parent calls cannot be accepted to sign out. Only the
nurse or office personnel can authorize a student dismissal due to illness after speaking to a parent/guardian.
The front gate of the school is closed daily at 2:45.
Students who do not follow these procedures will be considered as skipping class or school.
A student must be in attendance for ½ of the class period to be counted present in that class.
TARDY POLICY
Being on time for class is important. A student is tardy when not in his/her assigned area or classroom
when the tardy bell rings.
TARDY TO SCHOOL
Students reporting to school after 8:20 am but before 8:30 am must check in at the tardy table in C-building. After
8:30, students must check in at the attendance window. Upon arrival, all students are required to check in at the
attendance window. Failure to sign in at the attendance window is considered skipping, even if a student
arrives during class change. Teachers will not admit students who are late to school without an admit note.
TARDY TO CLASS
 Tardy students will not be admitted to class upon their arrival. The tardy student will be required to report
to C lobby to have their tardy documented, consequence assigned, and receive a note to return to class.
 Tardy students who do not report to the designated area within 6 minutes of the start of class will be
considered skipping class.
CONSEQUENCES FOR TARDIES
Consequences for tardies can be found in the consequences section of this handbook.
SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM
As part of Davie High School’s safety and supervision plan, our school and campus are monitored by video
surveillance equipment. Tampering or otherwise altering video equipment will result in disciplinary action,
restitution, and possible arrest.
BEHAVIOR EXPECTATIONS
Responsible behavior at school is crucial to our most important jobs--teaching and learning. Rules apply to all
school locations, all buses or other vehicles used for students, the bus stop, and school-sponsored or
related activities occurring on or off campus.
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Follow directions of the faculty/staff.
Be in school and class on time.
Be prepared to participate in classroom activities.
Complete all assigned work.
Stay in designated areas.
Never use profane language.
Treat others with respect.
Do not be involved in bullying of any type.
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Stay at school unless authorized to leave.
Follow sign-in and sign-out procedures.
Keep hands, feet, and inappropriate comments to self.
Avoid littering or damaging the school or another person’s
property.
 Move through the school in a safe and orderly fashion.
 Wear appropriate clothing as outlined in the DCS Dress
Code.
Place the safety of yourself and others above everything. Let an adult know if a dangerous situation could
develop.
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CONSEQUENCES
DAVIE COUNTY SCHOOLS CODE OF CONDUCT
Davie County Schools publishes a separate Code of Conduct which will be made available to parents during the first
part of the school year. Anyone without internet access who wishes to view the Code of Conduct should contact the
school for assistance.
DISCIPLINARY CONTRACT
When behavior expectations or consequences are not working with a student, a behavior contract tailored to the
student’s needs may be developed.
SEARCH AND SEIZURE
Lockers, desks, parking lots, and other school property may be searched at the discretion of school administration.
Students have no reasonable expectation of privacy when using property owned by the school. To promote a safe
and drug free educational environment, law enforcement may employ K-9 units to conduct random room searches.
PLAGIARISM
A student guilty of plagiarism is subject to receiving a zero as a grade on the assignment, removal from extracurricular activities or clubs, and possible days of AID or OSS, at the discretion of the teacher and administrator.
CONSEQUENCES
Consequences for offenses are at the discretion of the administrator. Some offenses may result in suspension of up
to 10 days as determined by an administrator and may be referred to the school resource officer to determine
appropriate criminal charges. Recommendation for long term suspensions, referral to the Central Davie Academy
Alternative Program, or expulsion may be made to the superintendent for approval.
PRIVILEGES WHICH MAY BE LOST (this list is not all-inclusive):
Parking
Driver’s Training
Homecoming Social Events
Pep Rallies
Games & Sports Banquets
Year Book Signing
Assemblies
Prom
Club Participation
Exam Exemptions
Field Trips
Break Time
Extra-curricular events
Graduation Privileges/Ceremony
AFTER SCHOOL DETENTION (ASD)
ASD is a consequence that will be used and scheduled by administrators as they deem necessary to address certain
discipline issues. Students are expected to sign-in upon arrival and bring work. Students will not be permitted to
sleep or sit without working during ASD. Students who do not report to assigned ASD will face OSS for
insubordination/non-compliance.
ALTERNATIVE INSTRUCTIONAL DAY (AID)
AID is assigned to students as a consequence of poor behavior choices at school, sometimes for more than one
day. This consequence requires students to complete work provided by their teachers, eat lunch in the AID room,
and participate in a physical education experience, including exercises. AID is over when the school day ends.
When AID is assigned for an entire school day, it requires four periods. A student who goes to AID at the end of first
period one day would owe one more period the next day. Any student who refuses to comply with the AID rules will
be suspended and will be required to complete the rest of his/her AID time upon return from suspension.
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LUNCH DETENTION
A student reports to Coach Holman in AID before going to the cafeteria. Coach Holman will supervise the student
while he/she gets lunch, and the student will spend the entire lunch period in the AID room.
WORK DETAIL
Work Detail may be assigned as an administrative consequence. During work detail, students are assigned to work
with a custodian to complete cleaning tasks around campus. The number of hours assigned is designated by the
severity of the offense.
OUT-OF-SCHOOL SUSPENSION (OSS)
OSS is used as a consequence for more serious offenses or continual offenses. Students who are suspended
from school are allowed to serve their suspension at Central Davie Academy (CDA). Teachers will send work
to CDA for that student. If the student attends CDA during his/her suspension, he or she is NOT counted
absent from school; however, the absence does count against the student’s exam exemptions. A student who
is suspended from school may not be on campus or attend any school activity on or off campus during
his/her suspension.
HARASSMENT OR DEFAMATION
Harassment is a type of unlawful discrimination. Harassment is unwanted, unwelcomed and uninvited behavior that
demeans, threatens, or offends the victim and results in a hostile environment for the victim. Harassing behavior may
include, but is not limited to epithets, derogatory comments or slurs, lewd propositions, assault, impeding or blocking
movement, offensive touching or any physical interference with normal work or movement, and visual insults, such
as derogatory posters or cartoons.
Bullying is a form of harassment. Bullying means the repeated intimidation of others by the real or threatened
infliction of physical, verbal, written, electronically transmitted or emotional abuse or through attacks on the property
of another. Bullying may include, but is not limited to, verbal taunts, name-calling and put-downs, extortion of money
or possessions, implied or stated threats, and exclusion from peer groups. The hostile environment can be created
through pervasive or persistent misbehavior or a single incident, if sufficiently severe. It is possible for harassment to
occur at various levels: between fellow students, between employees and students, or imposed by non-employees,
including visitors, on employees and/or students.
Harassment and defamation is taken very seriously at Davie High School and anyone participating in such behavior
will be subject to consequences as deemed appropriate by an administrator.
DRESS CODE EXPECTATIONS
Dress should be comfortable and appropriate for the learning environment. It should not be revealing or
distracting to others. If in question, “appropriate” is decided by office personnel or an administrator.
Clothing for both males and females must suit the following guidelines:
 All clothing, skirts, shorts, and dresses are of an appropriate length when falling at mid-thigh or lower.
 Pants, shorts, and skirts must be secured at the waist.
 There may be no holes in clothing that are above mid-thigh. No holes in inappropriate places will be allowed in
any clothing.
 At no time may undergarments be visible.
 No tank tops or spaghetti straps. No shoulderless apparel.
 Leggings or any similar, tight clothing may be worn; however, shirts or skirts worn over leggings must follow
dress code length for skirts/shorts.
 Shoes must be worn at all times and no shoes with wheels are allowed.
 Tennis shoes may be required for physical education activities and areas.
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No hats, bandanas, sunglasses, or head coverings are allowed to be worn in any building.
No bare midriffs.
A neckline is considered appropriate when it is not revealing or distracting.
Clothing may not have any reference to tobacco products, alcohol products, profanity, or narcotics.
Pajamas, pajama pants, slippers, bedroom shoes, or other night time attire is not permitted.
Consequences:
All students with dress code violations will be required to correct the violation (change clothes, call home for change
of clothes, wear PE uniform, spend the day in AID, etc.) and will also receive a consequence.
COMMUNICATION POLICY
Students should keep any electronic devices in a secure place during the school day to prevent loss or theft. Lost
and/or stolen electronic items are rarely recovered.
Students are permitted to use their cell phones during class changes, traveling break, and during their specific lunch
period. Students are not permitted to use their cell phone during any class period unless directed by a teacher as
part of instruction. During class time, students may not use their cell phone at all--even when in the hallways,
bathrooms, etc. If class is in session, no cell phone usage is allowed by any student anywhere on campus.
If a student is using his/her cell phone during a class period without teacher permission, the student’s phone will be
confiscated by a staff member and the following consequences will apply.
Offense
Consequence
st
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Teacher calls home and parent must pick up cell phone from the office after 3:20 PM.
2nd
Teacher calls home. 1 day AID and parent must pick up cell phone from office after 3:20 PM.
3rd
Teacher calls home. 3 days AID and parent must pick up cell phone from office after 3:20 PM.
4th and Further Other consequences as deemed appropriate by an administrator
If any student refuses to give his/her phone to a staff member when asked, the student will immediately be
sent to the main office. Out of school suspension will be assigned to students who refuse to relinquish
their phone to a staff member.
MISSING/STOLEN ITEMS
Any loss or theft of non-school items such as cell phones, iPods, or other electronic devices should be reported
to a school resource officer. Davie High School assumes no responsibility for the loss or theft of any such
device. Students are encouraged not to bring these items to school.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
A time each day will be dedicated to intercom announcements. Electronic announcements will be updated daily on
video streaming.
MESSAGES
We cannot interrupt class to send messages about rides, keys, or appointments. Please make necessary plans or
arrangements before students leave home.
PHONE USE FOR STUDENTS
Students may use classroom phones with the appropriate teacher’s permission. Students who are ill may only
call from the nurse’s office or the main office. A phone in the office is always available for student emergencies.
Students may use cell phones during class change, break, and lunch. Cell phone use is not allowed while classes
are in session.
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MISCELLANEOUS
HALL PASSES
A student is not permitted in the halls during class without a valid hall pass.
LOST AND FOUND
If an item is lost, check immediately with the secretary in the front office. If an item is found, please give it to a staff
member or the secretary. Keeping an item that you found that does not belong to you is considered stealing
and consequences will be given accordingly.
MEDICATIONS
School personnel cannot dispense any medications to students (including aspirin) without written permission from a
doctor and parent. Students should not be in possession of or share prescribed or over-the-counter medications.
Contact the school nurse for information and read the student medication policy included in this Davie County
Schools handbook.
FIELD TRIPS
Students who are failing any course will not be permitted to go on class or school field trips unless the failing grade is
brought to passing before the final count for the trip must be turned in to the destination. The date of the final field
trip count can be given to students by his or her teacher planning the trip.
STUDENT SALES AT SCHOOL
Outside items, sales, or fund-raisers not connected to DHS may not be sold at school. This includes any items
sold for personal gain or profit, church fundraisers, scouting, etc.
UNPAID FEES
Fines owed for books, parking, damages, etc. must be paid before receiving schedules, transcripts, parking permits,
diplomas, and participating in graduation, extra-curricular activities, prom, etc.
VISITORS TO SCHOOL
Knowing who is in the building is an important safety issue. All visitors and parents must report to the main
office upon arrival to school. They are issued a visitor’s pass and will be directed to their destination. Former
students are welcome after school and should report to the front office for a pass. Unauthorized visitors may be
considered as trespassing.
CAFETERIA INFORMATION
Each student is assigned a number by the cafeteria’s computerized cashiering system to purchase items. This
allows families to prepay for breakfast, lunch, and a la carte items. Once paid, the money will remain in the account
until the student uses it.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
If income changes during the year or assistance is needed, the cafeteria manager can supply free/reduced lunch
applications.
SENDING MONEY TO THE CAFETERIA
Students may apply money to their account during breakfast and lunch hours. To insure credit, checks should
include student name or lunch number. All money will go on a child’s account unless the parent gives permission to
return change to a student.
CHARGE POLICY
Students do not charge meals. They are encouraged to prepay. If a child does not have money, the cafeteria offers
an alternate meal that meets the minimum requirements set by USDA guidelines. Students need to let a cashier or
the cafeteria manager know if they need assistance.
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FOOD ALLERGIES OR SPECIAL NEEDS
Notify the cafeteria manager and school nurse of any food allergies and or special food needs. The Child Nutrition
Department (751-2751), requires a note from a medical doctor describing the medical condition. Child Nutrition will
“flag” the child’s account. For example, if a student is diabetic, a flag warns that the student cannot have sugary
snacks.
FOOD BROUGHT TO SCHOOL
All food must be purchased from the cafeteria for lunch unless a student brings a packed lunch to school.
Outside restaurant food cannot be dropped off for students. Additionally, students who come into school late
cannot “take orders” at restaurants and deliver food for lunch.
SCHOOL BUS INFORMATION
When transporting students, safety is the main goal. Riding a school bus is a privilege. Failure to follow regulations
will result in disciplinary action and possible student removal from the bus.
GENERAL BUS RULES
 Remain seated properly at all times.
 Do not switch seats during the route.
 Arrive on time at the scheduled stop.
 Keep all body parts inside the bus at all times.
 Obey all requests of the driver.
 Avoid distracting the driver in any way.
 Do not eat/drink on the bus.
 Do not use tobacco products on the bus.
STUDENTS MAY NOT:
 Yell, verbally abuse anyone, or use profanity.
 Throw paper or other objects on the bus or out of the
bus.
 Horseplay, push, trip, pick at, or slap other students.
 Refuse to share their seat.
 Ride another bus without note signed by parent and
administrator.
 Get off of the bus at stops other than their bus stop
without a parent note.
If a student needs to ride a different bus for any reason, he/she must have a signed parent note (with parent
phone number listed) turned in to the office by 10:00 am on the day the different bus assignment is needed. A
school official must sign the bus note in order for the student to board the bus.
TOBACCO POLICY
For the purposes of this policy, the term “tobacco product” means any product that contains tobacco and is
intended for human consumption, including cigarettes, e-cigarettes, hooka cigs, cigars, blunts, bidis, pipes,
chewing tobacco, snuff, dip, and any other items containing or reasonably resembling tobacco products.
In support of the board’s commitments and state and federal law, students are prohibited from using or
possessing any tobacco product (1) in any school building, on the school campus, and in or on any other
school property owned or operated by the school board, including school vehicles; (2) at any school related
activity, including athletic events; or (3) at any time when the student is subject to the supervision of school
personnel, including school trips.
SCHOOL BOARD POLICES
The Davie County Board of Education Policy Manual is online and ready for use. You may access the Policy
Manual by going to the Davie County Schools System’s website at: http://www.davie.k12.nc.us.
If you would like to view the Davie County Board of Education Policy Manual online but do not have access to the
internet, please contact the school for assistance.
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BEHAVIOR CONSEQUENCES CHART
This chart is designed to be used as a general guide. It is not meant to list every possible “do” and “don’t”
nor is it a definitive set of consequences. It is the responsibility of each student and parent to become
knowledgeable of the expectations of student conduct and behavior. Ignorance of a rule will never serve as an
excuse for its abuse. A good guiding principle of behavior would be: “BE WHERE YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO
BE, AT THE TIME YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO BE THERE, DOING WHAT YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO BE
DOING.”
Important: Violation of school rules, policies, or procedures may result in varying consequences. This list
does not include every possible violation of the Student Code of Conduct. Consequences may vary
depending upon the situation. Administrators reserve the right to modify these consequences when deemed
necessary. A serious violation of or repeated violations of any rules or policies may result in long-term
suspension or expulsion.
st
nd
rd
Violation
Skipping School/Class
Leaving Campus without
Signing Out
1 Offense
Period detention up
to 1 Day AID
2 Offense
1-2 Days AID
3 Offense
Up to 3 Days AID
4+ Offenses
Consequence as
deemed appropriate
by administrator
Being in an Unauthorized
Area (roaming,
wandering, etc.)
Consequence may
range from 1 period
detention to 1 day of
AID
1-3 days OSS
Consequence may
range from 1-3 days
AID
Consequence may
range from 3 days
AID to 2 days OSS
Consequence as
deemed appropriate
by administrator
4-5 days OSS
6-10 days OSS
Consequence as
deemed appropriate
by administrator
Disrespect toward Staff
1-5 periods AID
1-3 days AID
Consequence may
range from 2 days
AID to 3 days OSS
Consequence as
deemed appropriate
by administrator
Theft
1-3 days OSS
3-5 days OSS
Law Enforcement
involvement
Law Enforcement
involvement
6-10 days OSS up
to Long-Term
Suspension
Consequence as
deemed appropriate
by administrator
Profanity toward a Staff
Member
Law Enforcement
involvement
Insubordination/
Non-Compliance
Consequence may
range from AID to 5
days OSS
Consequence may
range from AID to 5
days OSS
Consequence may
range from AID to
OSS to Long-Term
Suspension
Consequence as
deemed appropriate
by administrator
Defiance
1 day OSS
2 days OSS
3 days OSS
Consequence as
deemed appropriate
by administrator
Disruptive Behavior
Consequence may
range from in-school
consequence to
OSS
Consequence may
range from in-school
consequence to
OSS
Consequence may
range from AID to
OSS
Consequence as
deemed appropriate
by administrator
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Violation
Cell Phone Violation/
Electronic Devicesduring instructional time
(laser pointers, mp3/mp4
players, IPod, games)
1st Offense
Teacher calls home
2nd Offense
Teacher calls home
3rd Offense
Teacher calls home
4+ Offenses
Teacher calls home
Parent must pick up
cell phone from
main office AFTER
3:20 PM
1 day AID
3 days AID
Parent must pick up
cell phone from
main office AFTER
3:20 PM
Parent must pick up
cell phone from
main office AFTER
3:20 PM
Consequence as
deemed appropriate
by administrator
Please note that a parent or guardian must pick up any confiscated cell phones or
electronic devices. Devices will not be released to siblings, friends, or others.
Refusal to Relinquish
Cell Phone to
Faculty/Staff Member
1-2 days OSS
3-4 days OSS
5-7 days OSS
Consequence as
deemed appropriate
by administrator
Communicating Threats
Consequence may
range from in-school
consequences to
OSS to Long-Term
Suspension
-Consequence may
range from in-school
consequences to
OSS to Long-Term
Suspension
Consequence may
range from in-school
consequences to
OSS to Long-Term
Suspension
Consequence as
deemed appropriate
by administrator
Law enforcement
involvement
Law enforcement
involvement
Law enforcement
involvement
Public Displays of
Affection/Indecency
Consequence may
range from lunch
detentions to OSS
Consequence may
range from lunch
detentions to OSS
Consequence may
range from lunch
detentions to OSS
Consequence as
deemed appropriate
by administrator
Property Damage
Restitution
Restitution
Restitution
Consequence may
range from in-school
consequences to
OSS to Long-Term
Suspension
Consequence may
range from in-school
consequences to
OSS to Long-Term
Suspension
Consequence may
range from in-school
consequences to
OSS to Long-Term
Suspension
Consequence as
deemed appropriate
by administrator
Law enforcement
involvement
Law enforcement
involvement
Law enforcement
involvement
3-5 days OSS
4-7 days OSS
Law Enforcement
involvement
Law Enforcement
involvement
Consequence may
range from 8-10
days OSS to longterm suspension
Fighting/Assault
(Note: Fighting
consequences may vary
depending on the severity
of the fight.)
Law Enforcement
involvement
Consequence as
deemed appropriate
by administrator
Law Enforcement
involvement
SELF DEFENSE is defined as the act of shielding oneself from being hit and enabling oneself to get free from
the attacker in order to prevent a fight and to notify school authorities. It is not self-defense to hit the attacker
back and participate in the fight. This action is retaliation and is considered fighting. Additionally, any
movement, contact, or verbal interchange toward another student after a faculty or staff member is on the
scene is prohibited and will be considered aggressive action. Administrators will have the discretion to
recognize the need for self-defense on a case-by-case basis.
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st
nd
rd
Violation
Possession of a
Firearm/Weapon or
Firearm/Weapon
Facsimile
1 Offense
2 Offense
3 Offense
Confiscation of weapon
Consequence can range from OSS to Long-Term Suspension
Law Enforcement Involvement
Honor Code
Violation/Plagiarism
Zero on assignment
Zero on assignment
Zero on assignment
and/or
and
and
1 day AID
3 days AID
Consequence may
range from 5 days
AID to 3 days OSS
Confiscation of
products/paraphernalia
Confiscation of
products/paraphernalia
Confiscation of
products/paraphernalia and
Consequence as
deemed appropriate
by administrator
1 day AID
2 days AID
3 days AID up to
OSS
*Up to 3 days OSS
if a student refuses
to participate in the
tobacco cessation
program.
Possession/Use of
Tobacco/ECigarettes/Vapor Pens,
etc.
Tobacco Cessation
Class
Hindrance of an
investigation
4+ Offenses
Consequence as
deemed appropriate
by teacher and
administrator
Consequences may range from AID to OSS
Law Enforcement involvement
Possession/Use/
Distribution/Selling of
Drugs/Alcohol/ Synthetic
Drugs (K2, Spice, Herbal
Incense, etc.) or
Counterfeit Items, or
Passing Any Items Off as
Drugs or Alcohol
10 days OSS to
Long-Term
Suspension
10 days OSS to
Long-Term
Suspension
Consequence as
deemed appropriate
by administrator
Consequence as
deemed appropriate
by administrator
Law Enforcement
involvement
Law Enforcement
involvement
Law Enforcement
involvement
Law Enforcement
involvement
Bus Referral
Consequence may
range from AID to 3
day bus suspension
Consequence may
range from AID to 5
day bus suspension
Consequence may
range from 10+ day
bus suspension to
permanent bus
suspension
Consequence as
deemed appropriate
by administrator
Technology: Vandalism,
unplugging cables,
misplacement of keys,
rearranging sticker, etc.
Consequences may
range from AID to
OSS to Long-Term
Suspension
Consequences may
range from AID to
OSS to Long-Term
Suspension
Consequences may
range from AID to
OSS to Long-Term
Suspension
Consequence as
deemed appropriate
by administrator
Possible long-term
suspension
(Note: Actions could result
in law enforcement and/or
monetary consequences)
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Violation
Technology:
Privacy and logging in
with another user’s login,
hacking, etc.
st
nd
rd
1 Offense
Consequences may
range from AID to
OSS to Long-Term
Suspension
2 Offense
Consequences may
range from AID to
OSS to Long-Term
Suspension
3 Offense
Consequences may
range from AID to
OSS to Long-Term
Suspension
4+ Offenses
Consequence as
deemed appropriate
by administrator
Student will be
required to fix the
dress code issue by
changing needed
garment
Student will be
required to fix the
dress code issue by
changing needed
garment AND
Student will be
required to fix the
dress code issue by
changing needed
garment AND
Consequence as
deemed appropriate
by administrator
1-3 days AID
3-5 days AID
*Consequences for
dress code
violations will start
over each
semester.
Inappropriate conduct
through network, student
email, chat rooms and
blogs, etc.
(Note: Actions could result
in law enforcement and/or
monetary consequences)
Dress Code Violation
Students who refuse
to fix the issue or
cannot fix the issue
will be sent to AID
Possession/Detonation
of Smoke Bomb, Stink
Bomb, Fireworks, Throw
Pops, Fire Code
Violation, etc.
Unsafe Actions or
Activity
Consequence may range from AID to OSS to Long-Term
Suspension
Law Enforcement involvement
Consequence as
deemed appropriate
by administrator
Law Enforcement
involvement
Consequences may range from AID to OSS
Law Enforcement involvement
Parking Lot Violation
1-2 days AID
3-5 days AID and
loss of parking
permit for 1 weeks
1-3 days OSS and
loss of parking
permit for 2 weeks
Loss of parking
permit for the
remainder of the
semester and
Consequence as
deemed appropriate
by administrator
Tardies
(Note: Any work missed
due to a student’s
tardiness to class or school
must be made up as
designated by the teacher.)
*Failure to comply with
consequences will result
in OSS for
insubordination.
Written Warning
Written Warning
3 full lunch
detentions
4 : Work Detail
assigned by
administrator
th
5 : AID
th
6 : Consequence as
deemed appropriate
by administrator
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CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS
We strongly encourage the involvement in extracurricular activities that are of interest to
you. Research shows that the more students are involved in their school, the more likely
they are to succeed.
Club/Organization
Art Club
Spirit Leadership Club
(Davie Crazies)
Aviation Club
DECA An Association of
Marketing Students
Drama Club
Fellowship of Christian
Athletes (FCA)
Scrabble Club
Future Business Leaders
of America (FBLA)
Future Career &
Community Leaders of
America (FCCLA)
Future Farmers of America
(FFA)
Health Occupations
Students of America
(HOSA)
German Club
History Club
Hunter Safety
Junior Civitans
Science Club/Science
Olympiad
STAND
STEM Ambassadors
STEMatics
Youth and Government
Faculty Advisor
Advisor’s
Room
Lauren Rieth
DeVore Holman
Alvin Rubin
Lester Robinson
F12
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
Terri McNeil
B6
[email protected]
Rebekah Edwards
Chuck Rucker
D4
Advisor’s
Email
L5
Drama Room
[email protected]
F15
[email protected]
Erin Pickard
B2
[email protected]
Mary Sells
C7
[email protected]
Jesse Ledbetter
D1
[email protected]
Paula Allen
B3
[email protected]
G2
D7
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
Elizabeth Bustle
E8
[email protected]
Lynn Tutterow
Tani Caudle
Donna Dunn
Yvette Shore
Jenn O’Brien
G7
C3
C2
F7
C4
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
TBA
TBA
Jodi Houston
Jay Lockhart
Sue Clark
For meeting dates and times follow the streaming announcements, check the C
hallway calendar, email faculty advisor or check with the Student Services
Department.
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These clubs/organizations are options for students who audition or
meet established criteria.
Faculty Advisor
Advisor’s
Room
Advisor’s
Email
Davie Jazz Ensemble
Andrew Jimeson
Band Room
[email protected]
DHS Color Guard
TBA
DHS Dancing Boots
Colleen Pitts
A3
[email protected]
National Honor Society (NHS)
Allison Fender
Lisa Kenney
E5
F6
[email protected]
[email protected]
National Honor Society of
Dance Arts (NHSDA)
Terri Winchell
Dance Room
[email protected]
National Technical Honor
Society (NTHS)
Amanda Hines
C5
[email protected]
Odyssey of the Mind
Jimmy Dobbins
E6
[email protected]
TRI-M Music Society
Elaine Snow
Andrew Jimeson
Andrew Jimeson
Chorus Room
Band Room
Band Room
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
Club/Organization
War Eagle Regiment Band
*Contact faculty advisor for more information.
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ATHLETICS
Sport
Time
Offered
Coach
Email
Football – Varsity
Fall
DeVore Holman
[email protected]
Football – JV
Fall
Jimmie Welch
[email protected]
Men’s Soccer – Varsity
Fall
Kenneth Ham
[email protected]
Men’s Soccer – JV
Fall
Andrew Davis
[email protected]
Volleyball – Varsity
Fall
Becky Miller
[email protected]
Volleyball – JV
Women’s & Men’s Cross
Country
Women’s Golf
Fall
Amber Brandon
[email protected]
Fall
David Koontz
[email protected]
Fall
Mike Dunn
[email protected]
Women’s Tennis
Cheerleading –
Varsity/JV/Competition
Men’s Basketball – Varsity
Fall
Sandra Boyette
[email protected]
Fall/Winter Angie Stage
[email protected]
Winter
Mike Absher
[email protected]
Men’s Basketball – JV
Winter
Bruce Wallace
[email protected]
Women’s & Men’s Swimming
Women’s & Men’s Winter
Track
Women’s Basketball –
Varsity
Women’s Basketball – JV
Winter
David Koontz
[email protected]
Winter
Becky Miller
[email protected]
Winter
David Ruemenapp
[email protected]
Winter
Jenn O’Brien
[email protected]
Wrestling
Winter
Buddy Lowery
[email protected]
Baseball
Spring
Bobby Byerly
[email protected]
Lacrosse
Spring
Brett Hewitt
[email protected]
Men’s Golf
Spring
Chris Callison
[email protected]
Men’s Tennis
Spring
Kathy Ferebee
[email protected]
Men’s Track
Spring
John Bullins
[email protected]
Softball – Varsity
Spring
Dawn Lowery
[email protected]
Softball – JV
Spring
TBA
Women’s Soccer – Varsity
Spring
Kerstin Steinour
[email protected]
Women’s Soccer – JV
Spring
Rebekah Brock
[email protected]
Women’s Track
Spring
Becky Miller
[email protected]
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