WEEK OF MAY 28, 2013
Absent Work Make-Up: When absent from class, you have the number of days absent plus one to make-up work. For example, if you are sick for 3 days, you will have 4 school days to make-up and hand in all missing work. It is your responsibility to ask classmates and your teacher what you missed.
Bookbags and Purses: No bookbags may be carried to class, including homeroom. Any purse carried must fit entirely under your desk during class.
Cafeteria: No student is permitted to leave the cafeteria during lunch for any reason, including to use the restroom, go to locker, or visit the bookstore, unless they have a pass from a teacher. The lunch supervisors will not write passes to students. The pass must have student's name, destination, date and teacher signature.
Detention: Attention parents and students: All detentions must be served before the end of the current quarter. Any student who owes detention time at the end of any quarter will be placed on exclusion at the end of the quarter until all detention time has been served. No special arrangements will be made to serve detention time. Detentions must be served during regular detention hours. Any questions, please call Mr. Csank or Mrs. Scheider.
Dress Code Updates: Suitable leather or suede dress shoes are permitted. Shoes must be brown or black. High heels, platform shoes, moccasins, sandals, slippers and athletic shoes of any kind are not permitted. During winter months, boots may be worn to school but students must change into appropriate school shoes before reporting to first period. Dress shoes are to be clean and/or polished and must be worn with plain socks. Socks must be worn with shoes. Please see page 40 in the student handbook. Ladies - pants must be worn at the waist and are not permitted to be undersized or over sized. Which means they should not be tight fitting. Pants may not be rolled up and socks must be worn.
Attention ladies: Navy blue or black tights must be worn with skirts. No other colors are acceptable. Tights must be solid - no designs or cutouts. Socks are not to be worn with tights.
Young men are not to have cutouts or designs in their hair.
Dress Code Reminder: Only red, blue, and white crewneck sweatshirts are allowed. The only sweaters allowed are those with a VASJ logo on them and they are on sale in the bookstore. Black, gray, zippers, hoods, fleece, gloves, and scarves are NOT part of the dress code. Only all white shirts may be worn under button-down shirts.
Hair color must be a natural color. pink, green, blue, etc. are not natural colors. Facial piercings are not permitted. For those who have pierced your nose, a Band-Aid must cover it from 8 a.m. until dismissal daily. Bring extra Band-Aids for when the first one falls off. Ladies, your skirt cannot be more than 3 inches above the knee. Plan now to get your skirts re-hemmed over break or buy more pants to wear in place of your skirt.
Dress Down Guidelines: Students who fail to follow dress down guideline or who fail to pay will potentially forfeit the opportunity to dress down at any point the remainder of the year. Check out the guidelines posted in homeroom and get exact change to pay for your dress down.
Early Arrivals: The doors to the building do not open until 7:50 a.m. The back doors will automatically open at 7:50 a.m. Please do not ring the buzzer prior to this time and ask to come in.
All students who are late to school must enter through the front doors and sign in immediately with Mrs. Ealy.
Final Exams: Any underclassman who misses a final exam is required to take the missed exam on Friday, May 31 at 8 a.m. in the main office, unless other arrangements have been made with your teacher.
Independent Study Days: A reminder to all faculty/staff and students: All days off are by default Independent Study Days unless you are otherwise informed.
Leaving School Early: If a student needs to leave school early, a note signed by a parent must be presented to Mrs. Durdella before 8:00 a.m. You will be issued an early dismissal pass; you must sign out in the main office prior to leaving. Any questions regarding early dismissals should be directed to Mrs. Durdella.
Lost and Found: The lost and found cabinet outside Mrs. Scheider's office is bursting at the seams. Stop down to see if you have misplaced a textbook, notebook, binder, or clothing item. Unclaimed items will be donated in June.
Phone Confiscation: There has been an outbreak of unapproved cell phone usage by students during the school day. When caught, these phones are confiscated and are not to be returned until a $25 confiscation fee is paid. The Business Office has been kind enough to make payment plans with these students but the students are not keeping their end of the agreement.
In the future, we will be abiding by the rule as statement in our handbook. Electronic devices may not be visible or in operation during the school day, 8:00 a.m. to 3:05 p.m. Any item will be confiscation if visible, has the appearance to be in use, on the student’s person or heard from a student’s locker, purse, pocket, book bag, etc.
For the first offense, the student can retrieve the item at the end of the day after a confiscation fee of $25 is paid to the Business Office. For the second and any subsequent confiscation, the item will be held until a parent comes in the personally retrieve it and a $25 confiscation fee is paid.
Beginning Tuesday, February 16, any student who refuses to turn over a cell phone when requested will automatically be suspended OUT of school. Mr. Csank and Mrs. Scheider will allow you to plead your case as to why your phone was taken if you turn it over as soon as a faculty or staff member asks for it.
The students have been reminded of this policy.
Service Hours: All students should have completed their service hours and submitted all of your paperwork by now. If you have not, you will not receive your report card at the end of this year and you will not be permitted to return to classes in August, until this requirement is complete. If you have remaining service hours to complete see Ms. Latkovich.
Students who would like to complete service hours for next school year: Complete information, upcoming service opportunities and all paperwork is posted in the "resource" section on the ACT Service Group page on Schoology. Check it out!
Viking Track and Field: Congratulations to all 10 Viking athletes who qualified for the regional track meet: Aziza Cranfield, Alison Sukys, Toni Beuck, Déjà Bruce, Jermanie Brown, Alfred Whitsett, John Hearn, Aaron Roquemore, Tyler Cruickshank and Marvelle Ross. These ten athletes will compete on Friday for a spot in the state championship meet.