WALL OF HONOR – Head Boy and Head Girl
One Head Boy and One Head Girl, will be selected yearly, to be placed on the Wall Of Honor.
In order to be eligible for the Wall of Honor a student must meet the following criteria:
Be on the Honor Role for 11 straight quarters
Have no behavioral referrals
Have participated in a CtMS extra-curricular activity for at least two quarters.
THINGS WITH WHEELS
Lock your bicycle in the bike rack as soon as you arrive at school. It must remain there until you leave. Skateboards may not be stored in lockers. Lock your skateboard in the rack. Students may not ride bicycles, skateboards or roller blades on school grounds. Aside from handicap access, transporting yourself in or around the school on wheels of any kind is not permitted.
You may either receive a meal from the cafeteria or bring your lunch from home.
Pick up trash in the area where you eat
Remain seated until a supervisor dismisses you
Ask for permission to leave the cafeteria prior to dismissal
Deposit all waste in the trash containers
Return all utensils/trays to the dishwashing area
Cooperate with the cafeteria staff and supervisors
STUDENT FOOD AND DRINK POLICY
Students will not be allowed to eat or drink in the halls. If a teacher gives permission they may eat or drink in the class of the teacher that gave permission.
Student hall passes are handed out by staff or provided through our new BEARS app. Your pass must show a staff signature, date and the time you left if you are in a hallway during instructional time. You must always have a pass to be out of your classroom during class time. During class periods, every student in the hall needs a pass. Students without a pass need to be directed back to the class they came from so they may obtain a pass.
HALLWAYS BEFORE SCHOOL
Students are not permitted in the hallways prior to the first bell (includes athletes) unless a teacher has made an arrangement for a meeting. Meeting arrangements must be in writing and signed by the teacher. These can be on simple notebook paper or on a printed pass. The pass would be presented to the supervising duty teacher. Cafeteria duty supervisors also have a designated number of passes that can be provided to students wishing to attend homework help before school. Designated Homework Help passes must be turned in to an adult associated with that program on the same morning the pass is provided.
Each year you attend Centennial we will provide you with a locker for storage of jackets, books, victuals and supplies. All lockers are in good working condition at the beginning of the school year. Any locker damage or malfunctions should be reported to school personnel immediately. Locker problems are not excuses for poor punctuality. Keep your combination a secret. Cold lunch may be stored in your locker but leftover food must be brought home daily to prevent attracting pests or emitting odors into our building. Changing lockers is not allowed without permission. Above all, BE SURE TO LOCK UP ALL VALUABLE ITEMS IN YOUR LOCKER. The school is not responsible for lost or stolen property. Lockers are school property and may be inspected periodically and without notice.
Respect school property. Please do not climb or stand on outdoor equipment. E.g., picnic tables, basketball hoops, soccer goals, and on top of rock wall.
MAKE-UP WORK; DISTRICT POLICY
Make-up work shall be provided for any class in which a student has an excused absence unless otherwise determined by the building administrator or unless the absence is due to the student’s expulsion from school. Students, it is your responsibility to pick up any make-up assignments you may have on the day you return to class. There will be two days allowed for make-up work for each day of absence. It is not always possible for your teachers to provide your make-up work prior to your absence.
If you are injured or become ill and need to go home, go to the Health Office with a signed and dated pass from your teacher. Your parent/guardian will be contacted by school officials and asked to pick you up. Students using their cell phone to report an illness are not permitted and will be disciplined per building policy.
BEHAVIORAL AND CONDUCT
Please see the District Handbook for details. Students will also follow the BEARS Rule!
Any item that may interfere with the learning environment should not be brought to class or be out during class time. This includes but is not limited to items that are addressed in the school district weapons policy, our dress code policy and in the next section discussing cell phones. Each staff member has the responsibility to make judgment calls on a questionable item and the authority to collect the item or require it be put away.
Cell phones and other wireless devices are distracting and disruptive in the learning environment and must be turned off, kept out of sight, and not used during school hours unless a teacher is allowing them for educational purposes. (See Phone/Device use exemption) Violation of this expectation will result in your device being collected by a staff member. Students and parents, please follow this rule. If you need to get a message to your child, please call the front office. Phones are not allowed during the school day, including inside before the bell rings.
Phone/Device use exception:
Use of phones during class is permitted as a learning tool in a situation that is arranged by your teacher. Once the activity is complete or at the end of the class, normal expectations go back into effect.
If your phone or device is collected, you will be asked to power it down.
1st Offense – You may claim your phone after school
2nd Offense – Your parent must come in and pick up your phone
3rd Offense- You will not be permitted to possess a phone/device on campus and you may be subject to random searches. If a device is found, it will be confiscated and you will be subject to disciplinary action.
If you use your phone or device inappropriately, as described above, during the school day and post any of the contents on any social media/internet further discipline or consequences may follow. (See Disciplinary Actions)
Students are not allowed to have headphones, ear buds, or any other listening device used with electronics visible on their person from a time period of first bell to last bell of the school day. This policy is in accordance with the use of electronic devices during the school day. Exceptions may be use as expressly permitted by classroom teachers for instruction or for I-Ready testing. Repeated offenses will involve a parent picking the device from the office, and/or denial of student privilege to bring the device on school grounds.
PUBLIC DISPLAY OF AFFECTION
The public display of affection is not appropriate in our school at any time and is a distraction to the learning environment.
STUDENT DRESS CODE
(See BOARD POLICY JICA)
DRESS AND APPEARANCE
This dress code applies to each Centennial Middle School student while in school attendance. The goal is to maximize the effectiveness of your working and learning environment.
Shoes must be worn at all times.
Students will be allowed to wear shorts to school subject to the following guidelines:
Shorts must be neat, clean and in good taste. Shorts must be hemmed and not shorter than mid-thigh. If the hem of your shorts is not even with the tips of your fingers or longer, when your arms are relaxed at your sides, they are too short.
Any clothing (or lack of clothing) which is distracting is inappropriate. Students may not wear hats or bandanas in the building between 8:10 and 3:40. Pants will be worn up around the waist and secured appropriately with no undergarments exposed. The end of belts may not hang below clothing. Sunglasses, bare midriffs, pajamas, tank tops, sleeveless shirts, spaghetti strap tops, tube tops, mesh shirts and exposed undergarments are considered inappropriate. All shirts must have a seam that goes over the shoulders.
Any clothing that displays alcohol, drugs, tobacco, weapons, gang insignia, racial dominance or sexual innuendoes will not be permitted.
Student appearance should be appropriate for the learning environment. Make-up, hair, jewelry or any other item(s) that creates a distraction shall be deemed inappropriate and students will be asked to remove or otherwise change in order to restore the learning environment.
Hats: Hats may not be visible during the instructional day inside the building. They need to be put in the locker and not carried around. They may be worn outside during lunch.
The DRESS CODE applies to activity nights, school sponsored events, and athletics.
The descriptions listed above are guidelines that, when followed, should eliminate issues with student wardrobes and school appropriateness. We realize maintaining appropriate dress is a school wide effort. Each staff member has the responsibility to make judgment calls on questionable attire and the authority to require adjustments.
SEXUAL DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT
See SCHOOL BOARD POLICY GBAA
USE OF VIDEO AND AUDIO MONITORING
The use of video surveillance is present at Centennial Middle School. The use of video surveillance is used for safety and discipline issues. See SCHOOL BOARD POLICY ECAF-R