Detention falls into two categories: teacher detention and administrative detention. Failure to report for teacher detention will result in administrative detention. Failure to report for administrative detention can result in a doubling of the originally assigned time, a second offense can result in suspension. Parents of Secondary School children will be notified, by the administrator, within forty-eight hours of assignment of detention.
Administrative Detention Rules
- Detention is held from 2:00 to 3:00 P.M. Three-hour administrative detention will be held from 2:00 to 5:00pm in a location to be determined by the administration.
- Lateness is not excusable; students arriving late will be refused admittance and referred to an Assistant Principal.
- Students are not allowed to bring candy, soda, gum, or food of any description to the session. The use of any type of electronic device is forbidden.
- Students must perform school-related work for the duration of the detention period.
- Students must maintain absolute silence throughout the session.
- An unexcused absence or disciplinary expulsion will result in the assignment of two additional detentions or suspension.
Cell Phones, Electronics, and Prohibited Materials
Items, which interfere directly with the educational environment, are banned from Lincoln High School. Among such items are beepers (which are prohibited under state law), laser pointers, cellular telephones, radios, i-pods, mp3 devices, "hacky sacks", Frisbees, skate boards, squirt guns, cigarettes or other tobacco products, lighters and matches etc. and all electronic devices not required for classroom instruction. Possession of prohibited materials will result in disciplinary referral to the administration. Confiscated items may only be claimed by a student’s parent or guardian. Students who are repeat offenders may face further disciplinary consequences for continuing to bring items into the building, which are prohibited, and items will be confiscated.
The educational experience is geared to help students prepare for the larger world and thus good grooming and proper attire should be emphasized.
- Clothing and hairstyles worn at school during school hours must reflect cleanliness, neatness, and appropriateness for the activity in which the wearer is involved. Clothing of an overly revealing or distracting fashion is not acceptable. Tops that expose the midriff and/or cannot be tucked in are not acceptable. Low riding pants or jeans, which display underwear, as well as excessively revealing shorts or skirts is not permitted. Shorts and skirts must be below a student’s hand when the arm is at rest at the student’s side. Beachwear cut off shirts and muscle shirts are not permitted. "Spaghetti Straps" are not allowed. Strap width minimum is 1".
- Clothing or hairstyles, which constitute a health or safety hazard, will not be worn. This would include loose or highly flammable clothing or unrestrained hairstyles in laboratories, around machinery, or in areas where a fire/safety hazard may exist.
- Clothing which cause excessive wear or damage to school or personal property will not be worn. Such clothing includes metal taps or cleats on shoes, or metal studs on clothing.
- Clothing, insignia buttons, jewelry, or any other apparel which advocates, advertises, or flaunts the use of tobacco or alcohol products, drugs, or contains obscene or questionable printing will not be permitted.
- Outdoor clothing -- including hats, caps, visors, bandannas, and other forms of outdoor headgear, as well as coats, wind breakers, and parkas -- will not be worn in school except for medical reasons or special "dress up days." Students who must go outdoors may 88 wear appropriate clothing when necessary. This provision may be waived by the classroom teacher involved when classrooms are too cold for comfort. Outerwear is to remain in lockers during the school day.
- Appropriate and safe footwear must be worn.
- Sunglasses will not be worn in school buildings unless required for certifiable medical reasons.
- No dog collars, chokers, chains around one’s neck, or chains to secure wallets or other items to ones clothing or person.
The Principal or Assistant Principals will notify parents or guardians for any violation of the regulations.
The Alternative Classroom
The Alternative Classroom (TAC) is an attempt by the school district to keep students in school. Students may be assigned TAC by an administrator in lieu of Out-Of-School Suspension. Students in TAC are not permitted to move between class periods or participate in after school activities on the day of 66 the assignment. Students are expected to complete all work assigned and follow the rules of The Alternative Classroom. Students removed from The Alternative Classroom will be suspended out of school for a minimum of two days. Students that complete assigned schoolwork in The Alternative Classroom will receive credit. Students that do not complete work will receive a grade of zero for the work and will not be allowed to make work up at a later date. If a teacher has an assignment that cannot be completed in The Alternative Classroom (test, quiz, etc.), the student must make arrangements with the teacher to complete the assignment within two days. Failure to report to TAC, unless the absence is excused by an administrator prior to the assigned day, will result in additional disciplinary consequences.
In the event that a student is suspended out of school three times, receives an assignment to The Alternative Classroom (TAC) five times, or is tardy (unexcused by assistant principal) to school fifteen (12) times during a quarter they will receive a social suspension for a the remainder of the semester. Social suspension means a student cannot participate in or attend any co-curricular or extra-curricular event for the semester. It should also be noted that a student’s right to drive and /or park on school grounds is also revoked for the semester.