- Grooming Policy/Dress Code
- ID Policy
- Academic Honesty Policy
- Parking Information
- Parking & Driving Violations
- Reserved Painted Parking Spots
- Tardy Policy
- Safety Protocols
- Wolf Pack Welcome Presentation
- Bus Routes & Drop Off/Pick Up
PRINCIPAL IS THE FINAL AUTHORITY
The Board delegates to the principal the authority to make final determinations as to whether clothing or grooming is or is not within this policy. The ruling of the campus principal regarding compliance or non-compliance with the Dress & Grooming Policy and corresponding consequences assigned for violation of this policy is final and may not be appealed to the Superintendent, his/her designee, or the Board. The district’s dress code is established to teach grooming and hygiene, prevent disruptions and minimize safety hazards.
After receiving community input and Board approval, some campuses have implemented standardized dress or school uniforms for their students. Campuses with standardized dress or school uniforms will provide specific information to parents related to their clothing requirements.
PARENT AND STUDENT RESPONSIBILITY
The parent and student shall be responsible for ensuring that the student is in compliance with all aspects of this policy during the time the student is on school premises during regular school hours. Items worn in violation of this policy may be taken up by a school official and returned according to campus policy Failure by the student to correct dress or grooming violations at first request is considered insubordination and may result in disciplinary action.
It is the responsibility of all professional personnel to administer dress and grooming guidelines. Judgment, with consistent, fair and equitable enforcement of standards, while protecting the dignity of individual students, shall be practiced. Individual campuses may provide specific campus guidelines regarding dress and grooming for their students.
Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD reserves the right to establish rules during the school year regarding new fashions in dress and grooming. Students shall not wear any clothing that, in the principal’s judgment, is startling, unusual, disruptive, and immodest and/or brings undue attention to the student. Students shall not wear any item that is lewd, offensive, vulgar, obscene, or depicts nudity, violence, drugs or alcoholic beverages. Clothes that raise questions as to whether the clothing item is within the policy may be prohibited. Students’ dress and grooming should not distract other students and/or staff and should contribute to a safe, positive learning environment.
Students, staff, and guests of Ranchview High School are responsible for ensuring that the campus is a safe and secure learning environment.
- All students will receive one free ID badge within the first two weeks of school.
- Students are to wear current ID badge while on school property.
- Above the waist
- Photo/picture visible
- Students who forget their ID badges will need to get a temporary ID badge from assistant principal office as soon as they enter the building.
- Replacement ID badges cost $3.00 and Ranchview lanyards cost $2.00.
- Consequences per semester:
- 5 free temporary ID badges are permitted without consequence. Additional temporary IDs will be .50¢.
- Failure to get a temporary ID may lead to further consequences.
- Students must present ID badges to their bus driver.
- Seniors leaving campus must have an ID in order to leave campus during the school day.
- No senior ID, no permission to leave campus.
- Students with an out period will need to get a special out period ID.
Academic Honesty Policy
At Ranchview High School, we believe in high achievement for each student and that academic honesty should be maintained at all times in support of that goal.
It seeks to ensure that students, teachers, parents, and other stakeholders are aware of those expectations, what constitutes academic malpractice, and the consequences of such action.
- It is the expectation that students & teachers in any Honors course understand and adhere to the Academic Honesty Policy.
- It is the expectation that Honors teachers ensure that students understand what constitutes academic honesty by providing necessary verbal and printed resources, and report cases of academic misconduct to the appropriate administrators.
- It is the expectation that students in any Honors course submit work that is a representation of their own knowledge and understanding, without the use of unauthorized assistance and refraining from committing any acts of academic misconduct as described below. This pertains to both formative and summative tasks. Students will return a signed copy of the Academic Honesty Policy each year they are enrolled in an Honors course.
- It is the expectation that the Administrators ensure all instances of academic misconduct are appropriately documented, and will facilitate any necessary Academic Honesty Review Board meeting when necessary. When appropriate (e.g. for work related to an official, submitted IB assessment), a report will be filed with the International Baccalaureate Organization.
- Definition & Major Categories of “Academic Misconduct”
(Academic Honesty in the Diploma Programme, 2014)
Academic Misconduct – A behavior that results in or may result in a student or group of students gaining an unfair advantage because of unauthorized assistance of any sort. Some major categories of academic misconduct include, but are not limited to:
- Plagiarism – the representation, intentionally or unwittingly, of the ideas, words or work of another person without proper, clear and explicit acknowledgment. The use of translated materials, unless indicated and acknowledged, is also considered plagiarism
- Collusion – when a student supports academic misconduct by another student, for example allowing one’s work to be copied or submitted by another, or sharing information about what appears on an assessment
- Duplication of Work – the presentation of the same work for different assessment purposes
- Strategies to Help Promote Academic Honesty
(Adapted from Oakmont High School’s Academic Honesty Policy, 2017)
- Always take notes in your own words, and never write responses while directly looking at your textbook or other source of information, unless allowed by your teacher.
- Always properly cite sources in footnotes and a bibliography according to the teacher’s instructions for that particular assignment.
- Use quotation marks to identify someone else’s words and properly cite the source.
- When you paraphrase ideas and information, properly cite the source.
- Try to combine information from different sources; when carrying out research, don’t just use one source of information.
- Avoid “cutting/copying and pasting” large parts of text from the internet.
- Remember that your teacher wants to know your ideas and read your words, not the ideas and words of someone else.
- If a friend asks you what is on a test or asks you to complete their homework, explain why you cannot do so. Explain to your friend that they are putting your grades and student record at risk.
- Always contribute as much as you can in group work so you do not end up taking the ideas of others.
- Consequences of Academic Misconduct
All instances of suspected academic misconduct are reported to the Associate Principal. The Associate Principal will meet with the teacher and student separately in order to determine the appropriate consequence.
Disciplinary consequences may include, but are not limited to:
- Disciplinary action, as outlined in CFB-ISD’s Student Code of Conduct
- Informing the student’s parents and extra-curricular coordinators/coaches
- The student being removed from National Honor Society
- The student appearing before the Academic Honesty Review Board (outlined in Section VI)
Academic consequences may include, but are not limited to:
- The student receiving a 0 for the assignment in question
- The student being put on Academic Probation for Honors/IB Course(s), as determined by the Review Board
- The student’s removal from the Honors Course(s)
- Academic Honesty Review Board
Depending on the nature and frequency of reported instances of academic malpractice by the student, Ranchview’s Academic Honesty Review Board will convene to determine the appropriate academic consequence. The Review Board will consist of The Associate Principal, the Student’s Counselor, and at least one Teacher. The teacher who reported the malpractice will not be part of that particular Honor Board meeting. If the Review Board is convened, the student will be notified in writing no later than two days prior to the convening. This notification will include a description of the offense and the time and location of the Review Board meeting.
Unless the student is instructed otherwise, the student’s presence is required at all Review Board meetings. For the first offense, it is encouraged, but not required, that the parent(s) or guardian(s) are present at the meeting. Should the student be involved in any subsequent reported case of academic misconduct, the presence of a parent/guardian is required.
No later than one school day before the meeting, the student will be asked turn in a written statement to supplement his/her personal statement to the Review Board. The Review Board will consider these statements as well as the evidence of academic misconduct in order to determine the most appropriate academic consequence. The student shall be informed of the decision of the Academic Honesty Review Board no later than two school days following the meeting.
- Appeals Process
Decisions made by the Academic Honesty Review Board may be appealed to the Associate Principal, in writing by the student, within three school days of the Board’s communication of their decision. The Associate Principal will present the appeal to another administrator for a final decision.
WHO: ANYONE PARKING ON CAMPUS
WHAT: PARKING PERMITS
WHERE: BOOKKEEPERS OFFICE
COST: $25.00 FOR CARS; $15.00 FOR MOTORCYCLES
In order to qualify for a parking permit, you must show the following items:
- Valid Driver’s License
- Proof of Insurance (valid dates; student name on card; vehicle on card)
- Appropriate Fee (cash only)
- Permit stickers should be placed on lower driver-side corner of the windshield.
HOW TO QUALIFY FOR A PARKING PERMIT:
- Permits are attached to the back of the rear view mirror with the permit number facing the windshield.
- Permits can be transferred with proper identification. If a new vehicle is purchased or you decide to drive another vehicle, you may use the current tag with proper identification. (Driver’s license & insurance on that vehicle) If the new vehicle is not registered with Mrs. Johnson in the Attendance office, and cleared for the permit to be switched, it will be stickered and possibly towed.
- ANY VEHICLE WITHOUT A PARKING PERMIT CAN/WILL BE TOWED WITHOUT WARNING!!!
- If for any reason you drive a vehicle other than the one for which you have purchased a sticker, it is imperative that you notify Mrs. Johnson in the attendance office. You will be issued a new permit at no additional charge. REMEMBER- a vehicle parked on campus without a valid permit may be towed without warning!
- Handicap permits may be issued for special circumstances.
- Students needing those privileges should contact Mrs. Johnson.
- Carefully read the PARKING AND DRIVING VIOLATIONS page before parking on campus.
- Seniors are required to show appropriate ID in order to leave campus for lunch.
- Seniors who transport underclassmen off campus will face loss of parking permit and lunch privilege. Driving off campus or transporting underclassmen students may result in loss of parking privileges for 1 semester up to the entire year.
I. DRIVING VIOLATIONS INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
- Speeding or Racing
- Display of power
- Driving against traffic patterns
- Reckless driving
- Transportation of underclassmen off campus
II. PARKING AND OTHER PARKING LOT VIOLATIONS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO (violations may cause cars to be towed immediately)
- Parking in more than one space. (tires over the line)
- Parking in illegal spaces. (i.e. staff, visitor, volunteer, fire lane, handicapped, etc…)
- Blocking drives
- Interference with class activities.
- Possession of alcohol or drugs in the vehicle you parked on campus
- Failure to display parking sticker.
- Acts of vandalism or graffiti upon another person’s vehicle
- 1ST OFFENSE: Two to four weeks revocation of permit. No refund of permit fee.
- 2nd OFFENSE: Four to nine weeks revocation of permit. No refund of permit fee.
- Further Consequences: Permanent revocation of permit with no refund of permit fee. Students may be subject to legal action and/or further disciplinary action as stated in the Student Code of Conduct and Discipline Management plan.
- The administration team reserves the right to resort immediately to more serious consequences should, in their judgment, an offense be serious enough to warrant doing so. This includes transporting underclassmen off campus.
- Irving Police/Fire Marshall may issue tickets to vehicles in handicapped spaces and/or fire lanes.
- You are responsible for all parking and/or driving infractions committed in your vehicle.
- In terms of acts of vandalism or graffiti, consequences may be up to three days suspension along with follow-through with the Irving Police Department.
Do you want to reserve your parking spot and put your personal touch on it? Well, this year you can!
- Students with a pre-purchased Ranchview Parking Sticker
- Build school spirit
- Improve class unity
- Enhance school culture
$40 (painting permit)– Cash only
- Purchase paint permit ($40) and select top spot with Mr. Watson.
SPOTS ARE SOLD ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS. The owner’s name or initials must be included in the spot.
Ranchview Reserved Painted Parking Spots (North Parking Lot)
22-23 Painting Dates Coming Soon!
BEFORE YOU PAINT- Important!
- Find the volunteers
- Show the adult volunteer your design page for approval if not previously approved by Mr. Watson.
- Have paint approved by volunteer.
- A volunteer will show you to your parking spot.
- You will want to sweep your spot before painting. If your spot has an old design on it, you will want to paint a coat of primer/Kilz on it before you paint your design.
- Remember that you must leave an unpainted border within your spot so that all district-painted parking lines are visible.
- Make sure you have all supplies you need. Recommended items are listed below.
SUPPLIES YOU WILL NEED:
- Water-based, exterior latex paint– no spray paint. Plan with friends to share colored paint.
- Paint brushes and rollers (¾” nap rollers and a long pole work best), a broom.
- Paint can opener, mallet to close paint cans, stir stick and paint tray liners to pour paint into. Possibly chalk for design planning.
- Plastic or foil to lay/wrap paint brushes/rollers on.
- Large trash bags, paper towels or rags for clean up.
- Family and friends to help you paint, sunshade, chairs, water, sunscreen.
- Patience! 🙂
Last step: HAVE FUN PAINTING!
Please email Mr. Watson (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a form to obtain a reserved painted parking spot. Your design will need to be approved.
- View Bus Routes
- All students need to register for the bus. Visit transportation for more information.
- Buses will pick up and drop off in the front circle drive. (For safety: no cars during this time)
- Car riders will drop off/pick up in the back lot by tennis courts.
- Students enter through the gym hall doors.
- Athletic hallway is not an entry area. Coaches will grant entry for athletes coming in before 8 a.m.