- Attendance Policy
- Cell Phone and Other Electronic Device Policy
- Chromebook Expectations
- Student Dress Code
- Student Item Drop Off
- Wellness Policy
We want to ensure a positive learning environment focused on academic, social, emotional, and behavioral success. There is growing evidence that unrestricted use of smartphones by pupils at elementary and secondary schools during the school day interferes with the educational mission of
the schools, lowers pupil performance, and promotes cyberbullying under Assembly Bill 272. Therefore, maintaining the safety and integrity of the learning environment of our school is our priority, and using cell phones on school property will be prohibited.
Per the LESD Parent/Guardian and Student Handbook, districts may regulate the possession or use of any phone, pager, or electronic signaling devices while students are on campus, attending school-sponsored activities, or under the supervision and control of school district employees. The use by any person, including a pupil, of any electronic signaling device in any classroom or on campus without the prior consent of the teacher and the principal is prohibited as it disrupts and impairs the teaching process and discipline in the schools. The only allowable use would be acceptable if it is determined by a licensed physician that the
pupil must use for the health and safety of a pupil. Any pupil in violation shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary action.
LESD Middle Schools are NOT responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged electronic devices, including cell phones and watches.
There is NO cell phone use on school grounds which includes classrooms, hallways, restrooms, or any other location ON campus during the school day. Cell phones may NOT be used for any reason:
● Phone Calls/FaceTime
● Text messages (including parents/family members)
● Using apps
● Taking photographs or videos
● Recording voice or conversations
● Social media communication or uploads
● Listening to music
If a student needs to call a parent/guardian, they may go to the front office to use a school phone.
Maintaining the integrity of the learning environment is the top priority:
● Cell phones must be turned OFF during the school day
● Cell phones must be in the student’s backpack at all times
● Airpods must be in the student backpacks at all times
● Electronic watches must be silenced while on school property
If a student does not follow the electronic devices (cell phones, Airpods, Electronic watches) rules, the following progressive steps of discipline will take place:
● 1st infraction: Verbal warning
● 2nd infraction: Teacher or staff will confiscate the electronic device and contact a parent/guardian regarding the repeated offense and next steps.
● 3rd infraction: Administration puts student on a one-month Check-in/Check-out (CICO) of their electronic device and/or use of a Yonder pouch.
● 4th infraction: Parent/guardian is required to come to campus to pick up a student's cell phone. The student will be placed on Check-in/Check-out (CICO) or use a Yonder pouch for their cell phone for the remainder of the school year.
Certain infractions will result in students immediately losing the privilege to carry a cell phone or other electronic device on campus. This consequence will be decided by school administrators and includes, but is not limited to, infractions such as:
● Texting, emailing, posting and/or sharing posts that are inappropriate towards students,
staff, and/or any members of the school community
● Recording, posting, or sharing pictures or video of any inappropriate acts
● Refusing to give the device to a school official who requests it due to violation of the cell phone policy
● Making threats against the school community
During times of testing and other student evaluations, teachers will request that students remove their cell phone and electronic devices from their person in order to help reduce the risk of compromised test security.
Students/parents must sign the 1:1 contract in order to check out a Chromebook.
Students will check out their Chromebooks (and power cords) in September and check them in at the end of the school year in June.
Students are expected to follow all rules in the SAUoT (Student Acceptable Use of Technology) policy that is covered during our Technology Orientation.
Students who do not follow these rules will receive a consequence and/or may lose access to a take home device.
Teachers will use GoGuardian to monitor student Chromebooks during class.
The protective case must remain on the Chromebook at ALL times.
Students are required to bring their Chromebooks to school daily.
STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO CHARGE THEIR CHROMEBOOKS AT HOME DAILY SO THAT THEY ARE FULLY CHARGED EACH MORNING.
Students should not allow anyone else use the Chromebook that has been assigned to them.
Students are required to transport their Chromebooks to and from school in a backpack.
Students must keep their Chromebook dry at all times especially during rainy weather.
Students are responsible for keeping their Chromebooks with them at all times (before school, lunch, after school) or locked in their locker during PE.
Students should not eat or drink while using their Chromebooks.
Students are required to complete all digital work that has been assigned.
If a student’s ability to complete assignments is limited due to lack of Internet (wifi) at home, parents should contact the school immediately.
Any technical issue with the Chromebook should be reported to their teacher or our computer technician immediately.
Lawndale Middle Schools provide a safe learning environment to help students focus on academic achievement. While we encourage freedom of expression, all students are required to dress appropriately and avoid clothing that may distract from learning, be offensive, and/or hazardous to the health or safety of self and others.
In addition, the following guidelines shall apply to all regular school activities:
- Per our Board Policy, students may not wear any clothing or jewelry that can be gang, crew or “click” affiliated.
- Shoes must be worn at all times and must have a closed toe and closed heel for safety purposes.
- Crocs, flip flops, backless shoes, or sandals are prohibited on campus. “High” heels on shoes should not be over 1” (inch) high
- Hoods from sweatshirts/sweaters/shirts are NOT to be worn over the head while indoors or during PE.
- Hats, caps, and beanies, hoodies and visors may be worn outdoors only. There may be exceptions for religious or medical reasons.
- Clothing, jewelry, and personal items (backpacks, fanny packs, gym bags, water bottles, etc.) shall be free of writing, pictures, or any other insignia which are obscene, vulgar, profane, or sexually suggestive; or which bear gang, drug, alcohol, or tobacco advertising, promotions, and/or likenesses; or which advocate racial, ethnic, gender, sexual orientation or religious prejudice.
- Clothes shall be sufficient to conceal undergarments at all times. See-through fabrics; low-cut tops; bare midriffs; backless; ripped jeans above the knee; spaghetti strap tank tops (straps must be more than 1 inch in width), and skirts or shorts shorter than mid-thigh are prohibited.
- Students may not wear any form of pajamas, including: flannel pants, shorts, slippers or any other form of sleepwear.
- Pants or shorts must be worn at the waist. Underwear may not be visible.
- Belts, headwear or jewelry cannot be spiked or present a danger to self or others.
- Wallet chains or chains of any other type may not be worn.
- Coaches and teachers may impose more stringent dress requirements to accommodate the special needs and safety precautions of certain sports and/or classes. For example, large hoop earrings or piercings on the face present a danger to students while performing physical activities.
No physical education grade shall be adversely affected if the student does not wear the standard physical education apparel due to hardship or circumstances beyond the student’s control.
**Violation of dress code may result in parent contact for new clothing/shoes, wearing their PE uniform or a loaner PE uniform, and/or school consequence.
Classes cannot be interrupted for reasons including: delivery of homework, projects, or messages.
If lunch is being dropped off for a student, they must come to the office to pick it up, as Rogers staff will not be able to call the student or find them during their lunch period. Make arrangements with your student so that they are aware that lunch will be waiting for them.
As a reminder, in compliance with the District Wellness Policy, as well as to protect students with food allergies, sweets such as cupcakes, donuts, candy, cookies, chips, and soda will not be allowed in the office nor will it be delivered to a student.
- If you choose to bring lunch/snacks/drinks from home, we encourage it to be a healthy choice.
- Due to allergies and safety, we will not accept any delivery service meals (DoorDash, UberEats, etc).
- Prior approval from Administration is needed for any shared food items or class parties.
- Students are not permitted to sell food or candy items on campus.
- Students should not bring the following:
- Energy or coffee drinks
- Large bags (family size) of chips (Hot Cheetos, Takis)