IMPORTANT ITEMS - Attendance & Dress Code - For more detailed information please refer to the link above.
The Russell County Student
Conduct Code Book states: unexcused
absences or unexcused tardies/early checkouts may be filed for truancy. For your reference on our attendance policy
students are to not accumulate more than:
6 unexcused absences
15 tardies and/or unexcused
· 6 parent excused days - In
accordance with the Russell County Conduct Code Book, verification
(documentation) must be submitted within 10 school days of each absence. Beginning with the seventh absence, the
parent must present a doctor’s excuse.
If your student is in excess
of 5 unexcused absences or 10 tardies please contact our office to arrange a
meeting. Periodically your student may bring home a letter giving you notice of these days prior to exceeding the stated limits.
Russell County Public School
System recognizes that a positive correlation exists between regular attendance
and achievement. Not attending school is
cited by most educators as the primary reason students do not achieve in their educational
endeavors. Therefore, the Russell County
School system maintains that regular school attendance will be required.
Students attend school in
order to receive an academic diploma which will allow them to be gainfully
employed in an occupation upon graduation.
Therefore, good taste, safety, and health will determine the county
policy on school dress. The following
dress restrictions will apply:
- The principal has the discretion to declare attire or actions
(other than those cited here) as disruptive to the school setting. This includes whether garments are
inappropriately tight or revealing.
Students wearing questionable attire will be required to change
into clothing meeting dress code requirements. In matters of opinion, the judgment of
administrators will prevail.
- Rollerblade shoes/Heelys are not allowed on school property. For
hygiene and safety reasons appropriate shoes are required to be worn at
all times. This also allows the
school to maintain compliance with state health regulations.
- In grades 5-12, the following applies to clothing worn by
clothing, bare midriffs, halters, tube tops, sundresses, spaghetti strap tops, tank
tops and exposed undergarments by male and female, and/or low-cut tops will not
All tops must be
fitted around the armpits.
nor sleepwear will be permitted.
Students will not
be permitted to wear clothing that is (5) five inches or more above the top of
leggings, and skirts must have no rips/tears/holes above the length requirement
[(5) five inches above the top of the kneecap] that expose skin, undergarments,
Clothing may not
drag on the floor.
- Clothing, accessories, or tattoos/ body decorations or attire
which are sexually suggestive or bearing obscene comments, or that have
the names, trademark or symbol of alcoholic beverages, tobacco products,
illegal drugs, or gang-related language/insignia may not be worn at school
or school-sponsored events. No industrial or pet chains, collars, or
spikes around neck, wrists, or waist, or chains attached to wallets or
clothing is permitted.
- Certain exceptions or variations of the dress code will be
permitted as deemed appropriate for gym classes, extracurricular activities,
and special events. Accommodations
for students with religious requirements and students with disabilities
will be made on individual basis.
- Hats, bandannas, and other headpieces will not be worn within the
school. Head gear must be removed
upon entering the building.
7. Sunglasses will not be worn
unless prescribed by a doctor.
Cell phones, I-Pods,
I-Phones, Wi-Fi, or other similar devices (such as cameras, CD players, MP3
players, walkie-talkies, hand-held electronic games, head phones, but not
limited to these devices) are allowed to be used, in accordance with the Bring
Your Own Device Policy (BYOD).
Violation of cell phones and BYOD
policy will result in disciplinary action in coordination with policies set
forth by division School Board or by school administrators. This may include
but is not limited to removal of all access rights to the division network.
Network access rights may be removed by School principals or by the District
First Offense – Confiscation of device and parent required to pick up from administration.
Second Offense - The school administration will keep the device until the end of the school year.
Technology devices may not be used to record, transmit or post unauthorized
photographic images or videos of a person(s) on school property, or during
school activities. This includes all students and personnel in Russell County
Taking and/or transmitting videos/photographs of
fights is strictly prohibited and will result in a 3 day out-of-school
suspension and loss of cell phone privileges for the remainder of the school
Conduct Code - download attachment below.