DURKIN PARK SCHOOL RULES
It is important that students be regular and punctual in attendance. Children who are not in school miss out on important instructional lessons. Our school will provide students with a quality education but students have to be in school in order to receive that education.
Please notify the school in the morning, if your children will not be in school. When it is necessary for your child to be excused from school for medical or dental appointments, funerals or a family emergency, please send a note to the teacher. Homework can be picked up in the office at the end of the school day or sent home with another child, if requested.
For the safety of our children, we ask that you come to the office to meet your child for an early dismissal. A parent is requested to sign the early dismissal form. No one will be permitted to leave the building without his/her parent or some other authorized adult. In the latter case, please call the office to inform us who is picking up your child.
Students entering or leaving school property must be completely off their bicycle and walk it to the bike racks where all bicycles must be parked. All bicycles should be secured with locks. The school is not responsible for damage to or theft of bicycles.
If a parent needs their child to have a cell phone, they must obtain written approval from the principal and the student must check their phone in at the office or with their teacher before school starts. We will follow the Student Code of Conduct
If a student is caught with a phone; it will be confiscated, placed in the main office until a parent or guardian picks it up.
No electronic devices will be allowed in school. The school is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
Ordinarily, school personnel will not dispense medication to students. The administration of medication is discouraged during school hours unless it is absolutely necessary. If a physician requires a child to take medication during school hours, the parent must submit the proper documentation to the school nurse and must make arrangements with the principal.
All parents, volunteers, and visitors should use the main entrance, stop at the security desk and sign in and then report to the office to secure a visitor’s pass. When leaving the building, the visitor must sign out and return the pass. For our children’s safety, it is important to know who is in the building at all times. School doors remain locked during school hours and a security system will admit visitors only through the main front doors. Students are not allowed to open the door for visitors.
Part of a student’s growth process is learning to dress appropriately; therefore, cleanliness and proper grooming are expected of each student. The complete uniform is to be worn to school by all students in Grades 1-8. It is recommended that Kindergarten students also wear the school uniform. Students not in uniform will be issued a uniform referral slip.
The school uniform consists of a white or powder blue shirt or blouse, navy blue or black trousers, slacks, or skirts (no jeans) and appropriate foot wear. Students will only be allowed to wear shorts and tee shirts on gym day. Students may not wear hooded sweatshirts, hats, headgear or clothing emblazoned with insignia of any kind other then the school’s name. Boys may not wear earrings and girls may not wear make-up.
Throughout the school year, students have opportunities to come to school in non-uniform clothing. On these days if a student chooses not to participate, he/she will be required to wear the school uniform. Tank tops, midriff tops, inappropriate tee shirts and mini skirts are not permitted.
UNIFORM POLICY GRADES 6 – 8
Not Permitted (A Detention Referral WILL BE ISSUED)