Course Description Guides for 18-19 Enrollment
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All parents and vistitors must check in at the main office and will be asked to show a photo ID when checking out a student, seeing a student, or going into the building for any reason.
School hours are 7:40 a.m. – 2:35 p.m. Students should NOT ARRIVE before 7:10 a.m. or REMAIN on campus later than 3:00 p.m. School doors will not be open until 7:10 a.m. each school day. Supervision WILL NOT be provided for students who arrive before 7:10 a.m. or remain later than 3:00 p.m. These procedures are designed for the safety and well-being of the students.
Attendance and Tardies
Classes begin at 7:40. Students must be in the classroom and in their seats at that time.
Tardy is defined for middle school students as arriving after the start of each class period. Tardies are excused for illness or personal injury, medical and dental appointments, court appearances, or religious holidays, and require written documentation.
Punctuality is an important part of maturity, and reflects an attitude of courtesy towards others. All tardies to school will be unverified, with the exception of those listed above or involving very serious problems. Oversleeping, heavy traffic and missing the bus are examples of unacceptable reasons for being tardy to school. Parents should notify the attendance office when their child enters the school tardy. Three trardies to class constitute an unverified absence.
Excused absences are those due to illness or personal injury, medical and dental appointments, court appearances, religious holidays, and family emergencies. No student shall receive an excused absence without proper documentation. Written or verbal communication from the parent or guardian may be considered acceptable by the principal for the first five (5) excused absences during the grading period. Additional absences will be considered unexcused unless official written documentation is submitted (ex: doctor’s note, verification of a court appearance, memorial service folder, etc.). The Administration may provide appropriate consequences for unexcused absences and the DA will be contacted to file charges for non-attendance. After 10 consecutive days or 15 parts of days a student will be dropped from the school roster and must reenroll at the district enrollment office.
Drop Off and Pick Up Mornings and Afternoon
Do not pick up or drop off students on MacArthur or on neighborhood streets. Do not drop students on the south side of the building. Do not drop off students in the parking lot in the front of the school.
Drop off and pick up is in the front drive of Hefner. Right turn only when exiting 7:15 – 8:00 am and 2:15 – 3:00 pm.
On December 14 Hefner Middle School held a Title 1 Parent Meeting, to which all parents were invited. At this meeting, the principal and staff informed parents of the school’s participation in Title I, explaining the requirements of Title I, and the right of parents to be involved in the school.