- Citizenship Make Up
- Dress Code
- Grading Policy
- Tardy Policy
- Cell Phone & Electronic Device Violations
Every term we have a variety of ways that students can work off citizenship issues such as 'U's and 'N's. Students are encouraged to make up citizenship grades that fall below satisfactory during the grading period with the help of their teacher. In the event the citizenship grade remains, several options will be given to the student through ISS.
The Board of Education of the Davis County School District recognizes that standards of proper dress and grooming affect the behavior of students, and that there are sanitation and safety factors directly related to proper dress and grooming. All students are expected to take pride in their appearance and to dress and groom in a manner that will not disrupt the instructional climate at North Layton Junior High. To maintain an orderly and safe environment, and to promote an appreciation of the importance of appropriate attire, students are expected to comply with the following guidelines:
As per Utah State statute, school administration has discretionary authority over all dress code issues.
Due process for any dress and grooming infractions will be as follows:
- Student will be issued a written and/or verbal warning.
- Student will be asked to immediately comply with dress code standards by wearing a school-provided shirt, parent bringing appropriate clothing, or student checking out and returning to school properly dressed.
Dress and Grooming
North Layton Junior High School respects students’ rights to express themselves in the way they dress. All students who attend North Layton Junior High School are also expected to respect the school community by dressing appropriately for an educational environment. Student attire should facilitate participation in learning as well as the health and safety of students and the adults that supervise them. This policy is intended to provide guidance for students, staff, and parents.
- All students shall maintain themselves in a clean, groomed, and well-washed manner.
- Entire area from armpit to armpit to mid-thigh must be covered must have sleeves. Clothing must cover areas from one armpit across to the other armpit, down to mid-thigh. Tops must have sleeves. Rips or tears in clothing should be in appropriate areas.
- Shoes must be worn at all times and should be safe for the school environment (pajamas, bedroom shoes or slippers shall not be worn, except for school activities approved by the principal).
- See-through, mesh clothing and bare midriffs must not be worn without appropriate coverage underneath that meet the minimum requirements of the dress code.
- Specialized courses may require specialized attire, such as sports uniforms or safety gear.
- Clothing may not depict, imply, advertise, or advocate illegal, violent, or lewd conduct, weapons, or the use of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, or other controlled substances.
- Clothing may not depict or imply pornography, nudity, or sexual acts.
- Clothing may not display or imply vulgar, discriminatory, or obscene language or images.
- Clothing may not state, imply, or depict hate speech/imagery targeting groups based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, or any other protected classification.
- Sunglasses may not be worn inside the building.
- Clothing and accessories that endanger student or staff safety may not be worn.
- Apparel, jewelry, accessories, tattoos, or manner of grooming that, by virtue of its color, arrangement, trademark, or any other attribute, denotes membership in a gang that advocates illegal or disruptive behavior is prohibited.
The administration at North Layton Jr. High school reserves the right to determine what constitutes appropriate dress. Students who do not adhere to these guidelines will not be allowed to attend class. Parents will be called if appropriate clothing is not available or the student refuses dress-code appropriate clothing.
Our grading scale at North Layton Junior High School is used by all teachers in all classes. We grade our students on what they learn and achieve. Other factors such as late work, attendance, and behavior in and out of the classroom are handled by the administration and office staff. These factors will be taken into account by teachers when figuring out their citizenship grade.
To help ensure students gain essential skills and knowledge and prepare for career and civic responsibilities, students are required to attend class regularly and on time. Instructional time is of utmost importance. It is our goal to keep students in class as much as possible. When a tardy issue arises, the situation will be handled as quickly as possible without undue attention to the student. Tardies are determined on a student’s schedule, not individual classes. If a student has difficulty with tardies, the following policy applies:
Parent contact, warning, policy review
4th - 5th Tardy
Parent is contacted, and student is assigned one lunch detention, policy review
6th - 7th Tardy
Parent is contacted, and student is assigned two lunch detentions, policy review
Parent meeting with student and administrator. Possible consequences include a lunch detention, a day of ISS, or an administrative U.
“Electronic Device,” used for the purposes of this policy means privately owned wireless and/or portable electronic handheld equipment. If an electronic device is seen or heard in class, it may be confiscated. (See individual teachers’ disclosure for class specific policy). Students who refuse to give phone or electronic device to an adult when asked will be referred directly to the administration, and additional consequences will be considered.
Electronic devices that contain pornographic material or are used in a way that threatens, humiliates, or intimidates individuals, including students, employees, and visitors, violates the law.
The electronic device will be released /returned to the student or parent/guardian based on the following:
1st offense: Phone/electronic device is confiscated and student will be able to pick up the device from the office after school. Student receives 15 discipline points.
2nd offense: Phone/electronic device is confiscated. Parent/guardian notified and the parent will be able to pick up the device from the office after school. Student receives 20 discipline points.
3rd offense: Phone/electronic device will be confiscated. Parent/guardian will be notified and device will be held for 6 school days. At the conclusion of the 6th day, student may pick up device from the office. Student receives 25 discipline points.
4th offense: Phone/electronic device will be confiscated and a parent/guardian meeting will be arranged. A plan of action will be discussed at that time. Student receives 30 discipline points.
Additional offenses: Phone/electronic device will be confiscated. Consequences will be determined at the discretion of the administrator.