THS School Handbook Changes 2008-09
Trumann High School Assistant Principal Kevin Beaumont has announced changes to the Trumann High School student handbook for the 2008-09 school year.
"We want students and parents to be aware of these changes when classes start next week," Beaumont said. "Because the changes will be enforced when classes begin."
The first policy change involves the use of electronic devices, including cell phones, ipods, etc. This year no student will be allowed to possess any electronic device within the school building or during school hours.
"Last year the policy allowed these devices in the building before and after school hours," Beaumont continued. "This year they will not be allowed in the school building at all."
A second change in policy concerns doctor's excuses. This year students will be allowed only six doctor's excuses per semester under normal circumstances. Extenuating circumstances will be decided upon by the attendance committee.
Students will still be allowed six parents notes per semester in addition to the six doctor's excuses. Last year the policy allowed students an unlimited number of doctor's excuses.
A third area where changes have been made is in student dress code. The code has not been changed, but will be more consistently enforced. Beaumont says students should be aware of the following rules:
Backpacks and book bags must be clear or mesh. Students will be asked to store purses in lockers or in a designated area of the classroom.
No sleeveless shirts are allowed.
Shirt tails may be no longer than the fingertips extended down by the side.
Pants waistbands will be worn at the waist.
Shorts, skirts and holes in pants may not be above six inches from the knee.
The Trumann High School student handbook is for students grades 7-12. It is prepared by a handbook committee comprised of 10 members. Committee members are teachers, parents and students.