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.
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 away.
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.
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.