Policies

Attendance
Bike & Skateboard Guidelines
Cafeteria Rules
Classroom Standards
Dress and Appearance
Guest Speakers
Visitors


Attendance

If your child has been or will be absent, please call the school (744-6356) and speak with the attendance secretary. Parents should call each day their child is absent.

Under Oregon law, a principal may excuse an absence if it is caused by the pupil's sickness, the sickness of a member of the pupil's family or an emergency. The principal may also excuse absences for other reasons where satisfactory arrangements are made in advance of the absence.Prolonged absence could result in reduction of grades or loss of credit required for graduation.

Oregon law requires that all children and young people between the ages of seven and eighteen years of age attend regularly a full-time public school if they have not completed the 12th grade. Furthermore, schools are required to keep accurate attendance records and take action when irregular attendance indicates a possible truancy violation.

Excused Absences:
Personal illness
Medical/dental appointment
Family emergency
Prearranged out of town

Unexcused absences:
No contact from parent or guardian
Notes/calls that do not specify a reason for absence/tardy
Notes/calls from students
Notes without specific date(s) to be excused
Parent running late
Traffic
Birthday
Skipping school or classes
Suspension from school
Oversleeping
Missing the bus
Sports
Lunch
Hair appointments
Tanning
Baby-sitting
Shopping
Homework

Bike & Skateboard Guidelines
  1. Bicycles should be walked from the gate students enter to the bike cage and locked up on a bike rack. Students SHOULD NOT leave their bikes outside the bike cage. When leaving school, students should walk their bikes to the gate they are leaving and then begin to ride.
  2. No skateboards may be ridden on campus. When students reach the gate, they should get off their skateboard and carry it.
  3. When students leave school, they should carry their skateboard to the gate, then begin riding it.
  4. Any staff member who sees a students riding their skateboard should take the skateboard and give it to the principal. Students will need to make arrangements with the vice principal to get the skateboard back.

Cafeteria Rules
  1. Be courteous to other students at all times.
  2. Walk at all times when in the cafeteria.
  3. Do not cut into the lunch lines.
  4. Stay off the stage.
  5. Students are responsible for cleaning-up the area in which they eat. Clean up all accidents.
  6. Only students eating lunch will be allowed to use the eating areas.

Classroom Standards

Listed below are the areas which were agreed upon to maintain uniformity throughout the building.

  1. Students are to have a three-ring binder.
  2. Students are to have assignment sheets for each subject in their binder.
  3. Students are to use the proper heading:
    a. Name in upper right hand corner.
    b. First and last name; under that the date; under that the subject; and under that the page number.
  4. Paper should have three holes and not be narrow ruled.
  5. Students should write on the correct side of the paper (i.e. holes to the left on the first page.)
  6. Students should write with a #2 pencil, or blue or black ink.
  7. Students should not tear paper out of a notebook.
  8. An effort should be made to improve all spelling on papers that are turned in. This does not mean correcting all spelling errors on a social studies paper, but it is helpful if a student sees the necessity to use spelling skills in all areas.
  9. Study Skills should be emphasized in all classes.

Dress Code Policy – 2014-2015
(revised and adopted June 18, 2014)

General Appearance:

  • Students are to present themselves at school in a manner that is clean and appropriate for the learning environment.
  • Footwear and shirts are to be worn at all times.
  • Students are expected to be neat and clean at all times.
  • Clothing should be free of chains that hang, snag, or flag.
  • Students are to use clothing, accessories, and supplies that are free of statements or graphics that suggest the following: sex or vulgar language, drugs, alcohol, or tobacco products, violence, racism, discriminatory language, gang activity, or other content inconsistent with a positive learning environment as interpreted by school administrators.
  • Prohibited accessories: hats, beanies, bandanas, sunglasses, heavy chains, sharp-pointed or studded jewelry or belts, wallet chains, belts with chains, blankets, slippers.

Shirts:

  • Shirts must fully cover undergarments, midriff, and cleavage at all times.
  • Crop tops, halter tops, off the shoulder tops, bare midriff, spaghetti straps or strapless shirts are not permitted.

Pants/Shorts/Skirts/Dresses:

  • Pants are to be worn at the hips – no sagging and no underwear visible.
  • Shorts, skirts, and dresses must hit at least mid-thigh - midway between top of leg and knee.
  • Leggings, jeggings, spandex, tights, or similar may only be worn with skirts, dresses, or tops that meet length requirements (mid-thigh).
  • Yoga pants, pajama bottoms, or boxer shorts are unacceptable.

Consequences for Dress Code Violations

Staff and administration will monitor student appearance. Students in violation of the dress code may face the following consequences:

  1. 1st offense: Sent to the office/required to change/warning
  2. 2nd offense: Sent to the office/required to change/parent notified
  3. 3rd offense: Sent to the office/required to change/parent notified, daily check in.

Students out of dress code will be denied entrance to dances, athletic, and other school events until they are appropriately attired. Continued violations of the dress code will be considered a serious matter and further disciplinary action may be taken.

The above criteria are clearly stated, but no policy can encompass all possible variations of personal appearance. Hamlin expects students to use good judgment. The administration reserves the right to interpret the above policy and to amend or expand the policy as new fashion arises in order to maintain personal appearance appropriate for the learning

Guest Speakers

In individual teacher may invite guest speakers to speak to his/her own classes after discussing the visit with the principal. The sponsoring teacher must inform the principal regarding the speaker's name and the time and place of the visit. Other classes may attend if invited by the sponsoring teacher. Students who refuse on philosophical, moral, or religious grounds may be excused from hearing a guest speaker by choosing to do an alternate assignment.


Visitors

All visitors to the building must first check in at the office; this is a district policy. Please provide 24-hour notice prior to observing in the classroom. Whenever a staff member observes non-students loitering around on the grounds or in the building, these persons should be informed to report to the office or be asked to leave. It is school policy not to allow non-students to visit for the day or socialize during lunch.