PLAQUEMINE HIGH SCHOOL UNIFORM POLICY
• Long pants – Dark Tan Uniform Khaki
NOT ALLOWED: Cargo Pants, Overalls, Bell Bottoms, Carpenter Pants, Jean Khakis,Low Rise Pants, “Jogger” Pants, or Leggings. Capri pants are allowed. Pants must fit on the waist properly. They may not be rolled at the waist or ankle, nor may they be gathered by elastic at the ankle. No undergarments are to be seen.
• Shorts –Dark Tan Uniform Khaki- Maximum of 2” above the knee
NOT ALLOWED: Cargo Shorts. Shorts must fit on the waist properly. No undergarments are to be seen.
• Skirts - Tan Uniform Khaki– Maximum of 2” above the knee
NOT ALLOWED: Skorts or Jumpers
*Pants and Shorts made of denim, corduroy or any stretch fabric are prohibited. No frayed hems on pants, shorts or skirts will be allowed.
*If shorts or pants have belt loops, a belt must be worn and buckled snugly at all times. Belt buckles may not exceed 1” in width and/or length. Shirttails must be tucked in at all times.
• Dark green polo style shirts with Plaquemine High Crest logo, must have a collar, long or short sleeve. All shirts must be long enough to be tucked in at all times. Other designated colors for Uniform Shirts may be allowed at the discretion of the school principal.
• Hoods may not be worn in the school building. Solid color jackets, sweatshirts and sweaters are permissible as appropriate outerwear.
• Hats- worn outside only
• Socks - must be worn
• Shoes or sneakers –
NOT ALLOWED: Backless and open-toe shoes (no house shoes, slippers, sandals or flip flops) and shoes with laces, must be laced and tied at all times.
REGULATIONS APPLICABLE TO ALL STUDENTS
The wearing of uniforms that are extremely tight fitting, oversized, or sagging uniforms are prohibited. The Administration of Plaquemine High will determine if this provision has been violated.
ADDITIONAL DRESS CODE POLICIES
• Patches, symbols, writing, etc., which border on vulgarity or which advertise alcohol, cigarettes and/or drugs are prohibited. Symbols and/or styles that are identified with gang membership, affiliation or representation are not allowed.
• No ornate, cumbersome, or oversized jewelry will be allowed.
• Dark glasses will not be worn in the school building.
• No headdress (such as scarves or hair wraps) will be allowed.
• Hair should be clean and well groomed. Hair on rollers is not permitted at school.
• No sweatbands are allowed.
• Students are not allowed to wear teeth grills.
THE ADMINISTRATION OF PLAQUEMINE HIGH SCHOOL RESERVES THE RIGHT TO JUDGE THE DRESS OF ANY STUDENT AS APPROPRIATE OR INAPPROPRIATE. AT ANY POINT DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR, THE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION RESERVES THE RIGHT TO UPDATE THE UNIFORM AND GROOMING POLICIES TO ADDRESS ANY ISSUES THAT MAY ARISE AND ARE NOT SPECIFICALLY ADDRESSED IN THE WRITTEN POLICY. ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES PROVIDED OVER THE INTERCOM OR IN PERSON TO A STUDENT ARE CONSIDERED ADDENDUMS TO THE WRITTEN DRESS CODE POLICY AND WILL BE ENFORCED.
PLAQUEMINE HIGH SCHOOL DISCIPLINE POLICY
Minor Infractions: Behaviors that interfere with the learning of the student and/or those students immediately around them, DO NOT significantly violate the rights of others, are NOT chronic disruptions, and DO NOT require administrator involvement.
Examples of minor infractions include, but are not limited to the following:
Refusing to work, unprepared for class, not staying in seat, talking or blurting out, sleeping, not following directions, etc.
Procedures/Consequences for Minor Infractions
Inform student of violated expectations
Describe expected behavior
Re-teach school behavior expectations
Possible Intervention Strategies for Minor Infractions
Warn of potential consequences
Require a conference with the student, parents, and administrator
Major Infractions: Behaviors that affect an orderly learning environment, are extremely unsafe, meant to cause intentional harm, significantly violate the rights of others, put others at risk or harm, and/or require administrator involvement.
Examples of Major Infractions include but are not limited to the following:
Throwing items, bullying, harassment, insubordination, skipping class, gambling, vandalism, profanity directed at a person, disrespect, theft, threats, fighting, weapons, tobacco, drugs, alcohol, etc.
Note: 4 minor infractions equals a major
After School Detention
The goal of After-School detention is to provide an alternative to students in lieu of assignment to In-School Suspension, where the student would miss classroom instructional time under the direction of their regular teacher. After-School Detention will be held at Plaquemine High School from 2:40-4:30 PM on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon, on an as-needed basis. After-School Detention will be conducted under the supervision of a faculty member. No re-scheduling will be allowed; no excuses or tardies will be permitted. Any student who is removed from After-School Detention for failure to follow procedures, or any other reason in the determination of the administration, will result in the student serving In-School Suspension. Offenses leading to assignment of After-School Detention include, but are not limited to: excessive tardies, excessive dress code violations, and consequences for other offenses as determined by the school administration.
ZERO TOLERANCE FOR FIGHTING POLICY
School principals will notify the School Resource Officer (SRO) for every fight involving students. All fights will be investigated; self-defense allows the student to defend himself against an attack and the defender must not be involved with any instigation of the said fight.
The school administrator and SRO will investigate the fight and may recommend one or more of the following actions:
1. Issuing the student a misdemeanor summons;
2. Releasing the student to a parent or guardian with the agreement that both will
appear in Juvenile Court;
3. Arresting the student(s).
Students involved in a fight at school will also be subject to suspension or expulsion as stated in this handbook.
This Zero Tolerance for Fighting Policy is in effect from the time the student leaves home for school (bus stop) until the time the student returns home from school. It is also in effect during all school-related activities. It is your responsibility to alert a principal, teacher, coach, etc. to any hostile attempt directed at you. Administrators will then take immediate action to prevent further hostile attempts.
***ALL STUDENTS 14 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER ARE SUBJECT TO THE ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY***
Assemblies and Special Events
Participate in classroom activities
Proceed quickly to your bus loading area
Present your ID as you enter the lunch line
Proceed quickly and quietly to your right
Pick up after yourself.
Proceed to the designated areas
Proceed quickly and quietly to the assembly area when called
Place all books in bin
Respect teachers and peers
Resolve conflicts quickly and quietly
Resolve all conflicts quickly and quietly
Respect others and their property
Respect the privacy of others
Resolve conflicts quickly and quietly
Respect others and participants
Respect others, their property and school property
Inspire one another with your positive attitude
Impress others with a smile and positive attitude
Inside voice will be used
Improve traffic flow by walking quickly to your destination
Inform staff if restroom needs attention
Inform duty personnel of any problems
In assemblies listen and applaud appropriately
IDs will be displayed upon entering the library and are to be used to check out books
Displays self control
Driver and safety rules will be followed
Dispose of all items as you leave your table
Display ID and follow dress code
Dispose of trash in receptacles
Dispose of all litter properly
Display a positive attitude
Discard all trash and clean your work area
Enter the classroom on time and use every minute wisely
Enter the bus in a single file file line and be seated
Exit to the commons area or remain for your study
Enter and exit all doors to your right
Enter, take care of your needs, and exit in a timely manner
Engage in polite conversations
Enter and exit in an orderly manner
Enter and exit quietly and quietly check for personal items
PHS DISCIPLINE FLOW CHART
Step 1: Observe problem behavior
Step 2: Warning/ conference with students and contact the parent
Step 3: Is the student behavior minor or major?
4 Minors= 1 Major
After a minimum of 3 interventions have been implemented
Uses profane and/or obscene language
Habitually tardy and/or absent
eating/ drinking/ littering
Disturbance in classroom or campus
Dress code violation
Use of inappropriate object*
Refusing to sit in assigned seat
Treat student with disrespect
Public display of affection*
Not having proper materials, supplies, etc.
Not participating in class
Dishonesty- forging signature, grades or cheating*
Cell phone violation
Not dressing out in PE
Sleeping in class
Talking in class
Unauthorized use of technology*
Incomplete or no punish work
No hall pass
Treats an authority with direspect
Makes an unfounded charge against authority
Commits immoral or vicious practices
Conduct or habits injurious to his/her associate
Uses/ possess controlled dangerous substances
Uses/ process tobacco and/or lighter
Uses/ processes alcoholic beverages
Disturbs the school/ habitually violates rules
Cuts defaces injures school/ vandalism
Writes or draws obscene/ profane language/ pictures
Possess weapons prohibited under federal law
Possess weapon not federally prohibited
Throws missiles liable to injure others
Instigates or participated in fights
Violates traffic and safety regulations leaves school or classroom without permission
Takes another’s property or possessions without permission
Commits any other serious offense
Leaving bus without permission
Defacing bus or destroying property
Skipping class or school*
Threatening students/ faculty
Possession/ shooting fireworks
Habitual violations of school/ class rules
Failure to serve assigned consequence
Violates off limits area
Inappropriate bodily contact
Physical assault without serious bodily injury
Physical assault with serious bodily injury
Aggravated assault to a to another student
Aggravated assault to a school district employee
rape/ sexual assault/ battery
Arson (starting a fire)
Use of any object or substance to harm, frighten, and intimidate
Causing a false fire alarm
Possession of over the counter or prescription drugs
Assault and battery
Criminal damage to property
Misappropriation with violence to the person
Illegal carrying and discharge of weapons
Serious bodily injury
Posses pocket knife with a blade length of less than 2 inches
Obscene behavior or possession of obscene pronographic inages
Re-admission contract violation
Did not serve after school detention
Threatening another student
Participates in fight
Participates in gang/ cult
Distributes tobacco products/ lighter
Assault and battery of district school employee
*Indicates minor infraction could possibly be major depending on level or severity of behavior
Use Classroom Consequences:
Time out buddy
Conference with student
Track/ Keep Records of Minor Incidents:
Communicate with parents
Send to ISS
Consult with grade level team
Refer student to SAT team
Behavior packet remediation
Write office referral
Administrator determines the consequences
Administration follows through with consequences