School Rules


1. RESPECT FOR ALL TEACHERS AND STUDENTS AT ALL TIMES
2. IDs WORN AT ALL TIMES (NO ALTERATIONS PERMITTED)
3. SHIRTS TUCKED IN -- PANTS AT WAIST
4. NO CAPS/HATS/HEAD GEAR AT SCHOOL
5. NO CELL PHONE USAGE DURING SCHOOL HOURS

It is impossible for teaching or learning to take place in a classroom unless good order is maintained. Students are reminded that they must adhere to a Code of Good Behavior not only for their own benefit, but for the benefit of their peers. For any other information, refer to the discipline policy of the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board. (See EBRPSS Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook and Discipline Policy distributed at the beginning of each academic year.) Class disturbance and disruption offenses, including disrespect for authority, will be dealt with according to the EBRPSS Handbook.

Proper use of computers is now also included in the EBRPSS Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook and Discipline Policy. Computers are provided for school work only. Students will be supervised lost it.

In an effort to maximize instructional time and decrease classroom distractions, no student will be allowed to leave a classroom during the first 30 minutes and last 10 minutes of class. The only exceptions are when a student is called to the office by an administrator or his designee. Each student must secure a hall pass from the teacher whenever leaving the classroom. Any student outside of class without a hall pass will be cited for leaving without permission and will be subject to disciplinary action.

All students are required to wear a Student Identification Card while on campus. It is to be worn around the neck at all times and clearly visible. No defacement or changes to the ID card will be tolerated. All students must produce the ID card when requested by any faculty, staff, or security personnel. Failure to wear an ID or refusal to produce the card will result in disciplinary action. The ID card will be required to receive the following services:

  1. Checking out books and materials from the library
  2. Reduction for cost of tickets to athletic events
  3. Picking up a yearbook
  4. Voting in school elections
  5. Cafeteria accounts
  6. Taking Tests
  7. Other identified school events/activities

Lost cards should be immediately replaced. Replacement ID cards can be obtained in the library for $5.00. Temporary IDs, good for one day only, cost $2.00.

  1. In order to be eligible to receive grades, high school students must be in attendance a minimum of 80 days per semester.
  2. Upon returning to school after an absence, a note from home, doctor, court, etc. stating a reason for the absence is required. The note must be brought to the attendance office, signed by an administrator and excused or unexcused in accordance with the law on pupil attendance. An admit slip must be attached to an excuse and the student must present it to each teacher upon returning to class. A note from a parent or guardian DOES NOT excuse an absence.
  3. The note must be presented to the teacher within 72 hours if it is excused, so that the student can make up missed work. Any parents’ notes must be signed by an administrator.
  4. Students attending a discipline center must bring the proper paper work to school and show it to all teachers in order to make up missed work.
  5. School work cannot be made up for unexcused absences. Students are given two days per day missed to make up any missed work due to an absence or disciplinary actions.
  1. Students are to be in class before the tardy bell.
  2. When the tardy bell has finished ringing, teachers will close their door and “lock the student(s)out”.
  3. 1st hour: Students will report to the attendance clerk and will be given an excused or unexcused notification to class. Students have two minutes to report to class and will be marked tardy by their 1st hour teacher.
  4. 2nd 7th hour:Teachers will report any student that is absent in the EschoolTac system as they call roll.
  5. Consequences for the tardy policy:For 1st hour tardies:
    • 5th tardy = Parent letter.
    • 6th tardy = Suspension
    • Every 5 tardies after the parent letter = 2-day suspension

    For 2nd 7th hour tardies:

    • 4th tardy = Warning
    • 5th tardy = 2-day suspension
  6. Per EBRSS Policy and Child Welfare and Attendance, any student arriving more than 15 minutes late to a class is considered absent from that class.
  1. Any student who arrives late must report to the Attendance Clerk and receive an admit slip.(DO NOT GO TO YOUR LOCKER FIRST.)
  2. The admit slip must be presented to all teachers of classes that the student missed.
  1. The student will get a check-out form from the teacher, fill it out, and bring it to the Attendance Clerk who will contact the student’s parent or legal guardian.
  2. The student will return to class and will wait to be notified when the check-out request has been approved and the parent or legal guardian has arrived to check-out the student or has given permission for the student to leave campus.
  3. Only the parent or legal guardian can check the student out of school.
  4. All students must have an emergency card completed, signed, and on file in the attendance office.
  5. Unless an extreme emergency, no check-outs will occur prior to 10:07, during lunch (10:59 – 12:26), or after sixth hour (1:27 – 2:20).
  1. Keep corridors open to traffic by walking to the right. Do not block traffic by standing in groups.
  2. Pass through corridors quietly. Be considerate of others in the halls and in classrooms.
  3. Discard trash in the containers provided. Keep the school clean by picking up paper off the floors.
  4. Leave the school building within 15 minutes after dismissal unless under the supervision of a teacher or administrator.

It is essential that a wholesome respect for public property be fostered. Students who damage or destroy school property shall be required to make complete restitution. Other disciplinary action may be taken to ensure facilities are appropriately maintained.

McKinley operates a closed campus policy. Students remain on the school grounds from the time they arrive until the end of the school day, or until they have properly checked out through the attendance office. Seniors are required to leave immediately upon completing classes.

The school library is available during school hours for all student use. Students not accompanied by a teacher should have a library pass from a class and present it to the librarian except during lunch periods and before and after school. Books may be checked out for a two week period. A five cents per day fine will be levied for overdue books. Students are expected to follow library rules and regulations.

McKinley High School’s faculty expects its students to dress appropriately to reflect maturityand self-respect. Students found in non-compliance with the dress code will be required to obtain the proper clothing before being allowed back into class depending on the severity of the infraction.

TOP GARMENTS

              1. All upperclassmen: only BLUE, GRAY, or WHITE, long or short sleeved button-down polo style shirts with the McKinley logo are acceptable.
              2. Freshmen are to wear BLACK long or short sleeved button-down polo style shirts with the McKinley logo.
              3. Tops must be such that no cleavage is visible.
              4. All shirts must be tucked in.

BOTTOM GARMENTS

  1. All upperclassmen: only BLUE, GRAY, or WHITE, long or short sleeved button-down polo style shirts with the McKinley logo are acceptable.
  2. Freshmen are to wear BLACK long or short sleeved button-down polo style shirts with the McKinley logo.
  3. Tops must be such that no cleavage is visible.
  4. All shirts must be tucked in.

SHOES

  1. Shoes must be sneakers, loafers, or lace-up type that are closed toe and back.

OUTER WEAR

  1. Outer wear is to be solid royal blue, black, gray or white button up/zip up sweaters, sweat shirtsor jackets.
  2. Outer wear cannot have another school’s logo/identification, brand name or insignia. (Outer wear with recognized university identification worn over McKinley uniform shirts is the exception to this rule.)
  3. Hoods are not to be worn over a student’s head while in the school buildings.
  4. No hats, caps, scarves, headbands, bandanas, do-rags, sweatbands, knitted caps, hair wraps, ear coverings, etc. will be tolerated at school at any time. (School Board Policy)
  5. McKinley uniform shirts MUST be worn underneath any outer ware. NO EXCEPTIONS.

GENERAL DRESS/GROOMING REGULATIONS

  1. Profane or obscene language, whether direct or inferred, on any clothing is prohibited.
  2. References to drugs, cults, gambling, racial slurs, alcohol, tobacco products, and/or weapons are also prohibited.
  3. Clothing with holes, tears, cuts, or that are excessively frayed cannot be worn.
  4. kin-tight apparel is not acceptable
  5. Only girls may wear earrings. Males cannot have straws, etc. in the pierced hole, nor band-aids that cover them.
  6. Neither boys nor girls may wear visible body piercing jewelry.
  7. Rings must be only the width of one finger.
  8. Rollers, curlers, picks, rakes, forks, or combs in hair are not permitted.
  9. Hair must not have names, symbols, or designs cut into it.
  10. Hair must be unwrapped by the start of 1st hour.
  11. Hair should be clean and well-groomed.
  12. Sunglasses are not permitted inside the school buildings.
  13. Oversize chains, neck wear, dog collars, medallions, etc. are not permitted.
  14. No chains, ropes or cords of any kind can hang from the waist.

Report cards are issued at the end of each semester. Progress reports are given out every six weeks.

Grades are averaged and based on the ENTIRE SEMESTER’S WORK.