Booker High School expects its students to...
Strive for success in the classroom and all areas of their life.
Adhere to the policies outlined in their student agenda.
Observe the school's dress code:
Booker High School takes pride in the appearance of its students. Students should come to school ready to learn and participate in the instructional program.
Booker High’s policy on student dress and appearance is based upon the premise that the school is a student’s place of business. Modesty and decency should be reflected in all students’ clothing.
- Shoes must be worn at all times. No Bedroom Slippers!
- All shirts and tops must have sleeves. Shirts that are not accepted include Sleepwear, Camisole, tank, crop, backless, spaghetti straps, low cut or any strapless type.
- Small tears below the knee are permissible.
- Pants, skirts, and shorts MUST be worn at the waist – NO sagging or undergarments visible.
- Skirts, dresses, and shorts must reach mid-thigh. Pencil Skirts are not acceptable skirts for campus attire. Writing across the buttocks of pants/shorts is prohibited.
- Clothing or jewelry which promotes the use of drugs, tobacco, alcohol, racism, violence, intolerance or that is sexually suggestive may not be worn.
- Students are not permitted to wear any dress style, grooming or appearance that reflects membership in any group which advocates drug use, violence, suicide, or gang affiliation.
- Sunglasses may not be worn indoors. These items are subject to confiscation and will be held for parental pickup. THE SCHOOL AND ITS STAFF ASSUME NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY CONFISCATED ITEM.
- No brimmed hats or hoods inside buildings. THE SCHOOL AND ITS STAFF ASSUME NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY CONFISCATED ITEM.
- Chains of any length or size are NOT permitted on campus. This is to include wallet or chain belts. Wrist bands, rings, and/or chokers with pointed studs are NOT permitted due to their potential use as weapons.
Any student wearing inappropriate clothing will follow due process. If possible, inappropriate clothing will be changed at school. If no other clothing is available, parents will be contacted to bring a change of clothing. A student who continually wears inappropriate clothing to school will have a three-day suspension.
Observe the Electronic Devices / Cell Phone Policy:
We realize that cell phones are a convenience and safety item for students and their families. As cell phones progress in complexity and capability, new problems arise. Picture and video capability have increased the ability to cheat in class and on standardized tests. Text messaging has increased the ability to threaten other students or to coordinate skipping classes or fighting. All schools are struggling to address these new and complicated issues. Students who repeatedly abuse this policy will have their cell phone confiscated by an administrator and parents will be required to come to the school for a conference. Parents are always welcome to leave a voice mail for their student on the cell phone or contact the Attendance Office in case of an emergency, but cell phone calls during school time are not appropriate.
The use of electronic communication devices such as cell phones, camera phones, camera devices or two-way radios are prohibited during school hours. If a student has an electronic communication device on campus, this device must be turned off and not visible. Violation of this policy will result in consequences as determined by the school administration. If the electronic communication device is determined to be disruptive by ringing, vibrating or used in a malicious or inappropriate manner, it will result in consequences up to and including a recommendation for expulsion. Any student who willfully sends any e-mail, text message, instant message or posts to any social networking Web site with the intent to threaten, intimidate or bully another student or school board employee may be charged by the POLICE with cyber-bullying and may face school consequences up to and including expulsion.
During a critical incident at the school, cell phones are not to be used by students. If a student uses a cell phone to attempt to contact a parent during an emergency, they could be putting themselves and their classmates in jeopardy. During an emergency, talking is not allowed in the classroom. This rule is enforced so that the room will appear and sound vacant; conversation by the students could jeopardize their safety. Parents are asked to explain to their children the importance of not using cell phones during the emergency.
Thank you in advance for your understanding.