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Please call the school office at (541) 790-6325 by 9 a.m. on the first day of an absence. In the case of a prearranged absence please pick up a form from the office.
If you have a change of address or need information from the school to be mailed to more than one address, simply call the office at 790-6300 and we’ll take care of it.
BACKPACKS STAY IN LOCKER
Backpacks, book bags, shopping bags, etc. are to be stored in student lockers during the school day. If students bring items that cannot fit into their lockers, they need to check with a teacher to store them.
• 9:00 – 3:35 . . . Classes are in session
• 8:10 – 8:50 . . . Cafeteria open for breakfast and study time
LEAVING FOR LUNCH
Monroe Middle School is a closed campus. Students are expected to remain on campus from the time they arrive until the conclusion of their last period class, unless parents have requested permission for them to leave. Students need to check out in the office as they are leaving. Leaving the grounds without permission is cause for disciplinary action.
For your student’s safety, we ask that your student brings a note first thing in the morning explaining the early departure. The note should include:
– the reason for the early departure
– the time the student will be leaving
– the time the student will be returning
– where the student is going
– with whom the student is going
Please note that anyone who will be picking up students between 9:00am and 3:35pm must bring picture ID (i.e., driver’s license) to show the office staff before the student(s) will be released into your care. Some office staff and office volunteers may know you and not ask for ID, but please come prepared for those who don’t know you. You will also need to sign our checkout form. You will not be allowed to take the student(s) if you are not listed as a family member, emergency contact or have special permission from parent(s). If you don’t know if you are listed, you may call the parents, the custodial parent or the office. The parents or custodial parent will need to give permission to have you added.
CELL PHONES & OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES
The policy for cell phones and electronic devices is that they should be turned off and away from 9:00-3:35pm. Cell phones are not allowed in the hallways during passing periods and should be off and away. If a student chooses not to follow the policy, the cell phone may be confiscated and brought to the front office, which could result in disciplinary action. If confiscated, the student or parent/guardian will need to pick it up in the front office after school.
Cell phones may not be used to take pictures while on campus. This is to prevent students from taking inappropriate pictures or taking pictures of people without their permission. Picture taking may result in disciplinary action.
Cameras are prohibited except for designated special events that are announced as camera days by administration.
Other Electronic Devices are too numerous to mention. Suffice it to say that items are not to be used in ways that disrupt the educational environment. This includes violating the rights of others, causing damage, cheating, or creating a health risk.
Shoes are required. Student dress should be conducive to learning and positive social interactions and grooming should be in keeping with health and safety practices.
The following items are NOT appropriate:
• Clothing that displays tobacco products, alcohol, or drugs.
• Clothing that and vulgar, offensive, or sexually explicit language on it.
• Clothing associated with gangs such as hair nets and do-rags.
• Skimpy clothing such as revealing shorts, crop tops, halter tops, and low-cut necklines.
• Clothing that reveals undergarments or is see-through.
• Pajama bottoms and slippers are not allowed.
• Muscle shirts or sleeveless undershirts that expose the torso are not allowed.
• Straps on shirts must be at least 3/4″ wide.
• Heavy chains are not allowed.
We provide students with the opportunity to salute the United States flag at least once each week by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Students who do not participate in the salute must maintain a respectful silence during the salute.
Gifts, flowers, and balloons are often disruptive. Please celebrate special occasions after school. If you arrange for gifts to be delivered to the school, they will be given to the student once school is out for the day.
Progress reports are mailed out during the middle of the trimester (6 weeks). They are not a part of the permanent grade. Students who are receiving D’s or F’s will be referred to our school intervention team, who will work with staff and the family to develop a personal plan for the student.
Report cards are mailed out at the end of each trimester (12 weeks). Report cards are become a part of the student’s permanent grade.
Lockers are not absolutely secure. Avoid bringing valuable items to school. The school is not responsible for missing items from lockers. An inspection of lockers may be conducted on a periodic basis.
Gym Shoes are required. Students are not permitted to play on either gym floor without the appropriate shoes. Flip flops and sandals are not permitted in P.E. classes.
Locks are required. All students will be required to purchase a school P.E. lock, which can be reused from year to year.
PE Absences: Parents may request for PE participation releases for up to 3 days. However, at the teachers discretion, an alternative written assignment might be given. Anything beyond a 3-day period may require a doctor’s statement specifying the length of time and what part of PE the student should or should not participate in.
The following are not allowed at school: cameras, combustibles (matches or lighters), laser pointers/pens, permanent markers (Sharpies), possession of any controlled substance (tobacco, alcohol, prescription or illegal drugs), rubber bands, weapons of any variety (pocket knives, leatherman multi-tool), items deemed to be a distraction to the learning environment. Violations of this policy will result in loss of the item until the end of the day or year depending on the occurrence and/or student discipline.
Loss or damage beyond ordinary wear shall be paid for by the student. If students loan a textbook to someone else or the book is stolen, they are still responsible for the loss. Students dropping classes from their schedule must remember to return their textbooks.
The school provides textbook covers at no cost to students to help prevent damage.
If a textbook is lost or stolen, students may:
• Get a bill and pay the fine.
• Work in the school to earn the money to pay the fine.
• Be asked to spend time after school for failing to bring a book to class.
• Use a book in the library until they find their own book.
Bicycles must be parked in the bike cage on the west side of the building. They should also be locked. Students who leave their bikes overnight at school run a SIGNIFICANT risk of theft or vandalism
The bicycle cage is open 8:10-9:00 a.m and 3:35-3:50 p.m. The cage is locked at all other times.
• Bikes are to be walked on sidewalks and in front of the school at all times.
• Students who arrive late must secure their bikes to the racks outside the cage.
• Oregon law requires bike helmets.
Skateboards, Scooters, and Skates are NOT to be ridden on school property at any time. This includes before school, after school, and on weekends and holidays. If you choose to ride them to school, they must be locked in the bike cage.
Riding the Bus
Schedules are available online. Each middle school student living over 1-1/2 miles from school is eligible to ride and will be given a bus assignment. Students should not request to ride a bus other than the one they are assigned to.
VISITORS TO SCHOOL
Must always check in at the office.
Students from other schools are not permitted to visit during the school day.
Pets are not allowed in school.