Student Rights and Responsibilities
DPS encourages all families to engage in their children’s education.
All Elementary (ECE-5) students are required to wear a school uniform each and every day.
*This dress code does not regulate the exercise of an individual’s sincerely held religious beliefs.
Policy on DRESS CODE:
The following items are NOT permitted:
Cell phones or any other electronics are not permitted to be used/visible in classrooms or hallways (i.e. iPods/MP3 players, Gameboys, tablets, smart watches, etc.).
*The school is not responsible for any lost, stolen, or confiscated electronic devices as students bring the devices at their own risk
*Cell phones may be subject to confiscation in some cases for habitual or discipline reasons and if a student is serving In School Suspension.
|Student # of Cell Phone Infractions||Actions|
|1st cell phone infraction||Infraction incurred, student and parent/guardian notified. Teacher will confiscate the cell phone and hand it over to the dean or office. Student will receive cell phone at the end of the day.|
|2nd cell phone infraction||Infraction incurred, student and parent/guardian notified, After School Intervention will be assigned. Cell phone will be confiscated and parent/guardian will need to pick-up after school.|
|3rd cell phone infraction||Mandatory Family Meeting, Student Contract and Saturday School Intervention will be assigned. Cell phone will be confiscated and will only be given at the mandatory family meeting (please know this could take a few days).|
|4th cell phone infraction and above||Recorded in student behavior record as “Habitual”, greater consequences.|
Students who participate in unacceptable activity or behavior that negatively affects learning, and/or negatively affects others will participate in the Restorative Intervention process. Participants in the process may include but are not limited to, peers, teachers and other staff members, administrators, parents and community members.
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Saturday School is from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Students who fail to attend Saturday School Intervention for any reason lose their lunch and recess for 5 days. Students will go to the cafeteria to get their lunch and then walk to the pass room (intervention room.)
Students must not possess or use alcohol, narcotics, marijuana, legal but unauthorized, or illegal substances on school grounds, in DPS-approved vehicles, at designated school bus stops or at school-sponsored events. There are disciplinary consequences for these misbehaviors.
This will be utilized for inappropriate behavior not listed above, such as insubordination or disrespect for staff, violation of DPS Zero Tolerance for gang activity, drugs, profanity/obscenity directed at a person, bullying, sexual harassment, theft, weapons, fighting, etc.