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Attendance PolicyGo To Top of Page

Any student accumulating 5.5 absences in a class will lose a credit.

Tardies are equal to ½ of an absence.

Example - a student is absent 3 times and tardy 6 would equal 6 absences so this would result in a loss of credit for that class.

All absences excused-unexcused and cuts all count towards loss of credit. 

*Updated 8-2016

Dress Code
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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.


    • short-shorts or miniskirts;
    • pants worn below the waistline;
    • undergarments showing;
    • 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)
    • unapproved costumes;
    • 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.




Drug DogsGo To Top of Page

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.

Electronic Signaling Device Policy (Mobile phones, etc)
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Willows High School

Electronic Signaling Device Student Use Guidelines

1. Students will be allowed to use their cell phones/electronic devices before school and
after school.

2. Once the tardy bell rings for 1st/5th period, all devices should be turned off and put
3. There will be times when a teacher allows devices to be used in class - and every
teacher will let students know what specifically they can do when using them.
4. If a student is caught using a device during class, between classes, in bathrooms or
locker rooms, or at any other time without permission, the device will be confiscated by a
staff member.
5. Refusal to hand over a device will result in further disciplinary action to include
detentions and/or suspension.
6. Using social media, any messaging app, or any application to bully, haze, degrade,
make fun of, or attack another student will not be tolerated. Law enforcement may get
involved and school consequences will be enforced as necessary.
7. The expectation that students are positive, supportive, behaving appropriately for school,
and following the law is the key to the success of continued device use.
8. At a staff member’s request, students must allow the staff member to see what the
device is being used for to ensure appropriate use.
9. The following events will occur when students have their devices confiscated:
First Offense: Warning to student
Second Offense: Detention, parent (or designee/admin’s discretion) must pick up the
device from the office after school.
Third Offense and all subsequent offenses: Detention, parent (or designee/admin’s
discretion) must pick up device from office after school, and the student must check their
device into the office BEFORE 8:00 am every day to be held until the end of the school
day for a designated period of time.
If the student fails to check in their device, further consequences will occur. The
Administration reserves the right to alter consequences on a case by case basis.

Homework PolicyGo To Top of Page

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 school environment.

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.