School dress need not be a major issue in student's education. The parents should be as concerned as the school staff in the fact that the student's dress reflects his/her pride in school and his/her family. The school environment is part of their preparation for the future, so we have traditionally maintained that a student comes to school in much the same dress he/she is expected to wear in a typical business environment.
The following ARE EXAMPLES OF INAPPROPRIATE DRESS and ARE NOT TO BE WORN AT SCHOOL:
short-shorts or miniskirts;
pants worn below the waistline;
clothing exposing midriff area, tube tops, halter tops, tops exposing cleavage, and backless tops; (all tops must have shoulder straps or neck straps at least ½ inch in width)
T-shirts or other clothing or any jewelry with vulgar words, pictures, or phrases that promote sex, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, gang activity or advocate violence
shoeless; dirty or wet clothing;
T-shirts that are not outer wear quality.
If it is determined that the student is wearing inappropriate clothing, he/she will be required to change into the appropriate clothing. If a student is asked to change their clothing, call home for assistance, or require time away from class to change, the time missed will be recorded as an unexcused absence for the time missed. The decision concerning appropriateness of dress remains with the administration. Repeat offenders will be considered to be in defiance of authority and the appropriate penalty shall be imposed.
Regardless of color, any article of clothing displaying gang colors, or affiliation in any manner, is prohibited.
Willows High periodically utilizes the services of the Glenn County
Sheriff's Department to provide school-wide canine patrols and searches for
drugs and alcohol. These scheduled activities are unannounced to students
and coordinated through the Assistant Principal's office throughout the year.
Device Student Use Guidelines
No student may use a
cell phone, musical device, or electronic device during instructional time
in or out of the classroom. Instructional time begins with the
tardy bell and ends with the release bell.
Student cell phones,
musical devices, or electronic signaling devices that are in use, heard
ringing, or vibrating, etc., during instructional time will be
confiscated by WHS staff.
Student use of
photography, video, or sound recording devices is strictly forbidden at
all times in locker rooms, restrooms, dressing areas, classrooms, offices,
and school vehicles unless a student has staff permission. Such use may
also be in violation of the criminal code.
·1st violation in school year :
Electronic device will be confiscated, given to the administration, and student
can retrieve it at the end of the day. A notation will be made in the student's
school record. One hour of detention will be assigned.
·2nd violation in a school year:
Electronic device will be confiscated, given to administration, and parent or
guardian is required to pick up confiscated item. A notation will be made in
student's school record. One hour of detention will be assigned.
·3rd violation in a school year:
Electronic device will be confiscated and given to administration. Notation
will be made in student's record. Saturday school will be assigned.
·Students with repeat offenses: Students
with repeat offenses after the 3rd violation will lose use of all
electronic devices for the remainder of the school year. Any violation after
the 3rd in a school year will result in suspension.
·Students with special needs:
Students that require the use of electronic devices during instructional time
must have administrative approval PRIOR to using the device or the device is
subject to confiscation.
·Bottom Line:Do not use an
electronic device during instructional time!
Because education is a lifelong
process extending beyond the school, it is important that students recognize
that learning occurs in the home and community. Homework is one means of
teaching the necessary skills of independent study and learning outside the
A broad definition of homework is considered here to
include not only written work, but also related activities such as viewing
specific television programs, news reporting, recreational reading, and other
activities related to classroom work, which are assigned to be done at home.