Keys to Starting the New School Year!
August is a blur of activity focused mainly on preparation for the coming school year. Back to school shopping, rounding up school supplies, picking out that perfect set of clothing to begin the year, and deciding what you’re going to bring to school on that first day and beyond.
To ensure success as you start your new school year at Boulder City High School a quick review of some basic school rules will help the year start on the right foot and continue on the proper course.
Before you arrive at school you have to get dressed to meet the school’s dress code. Every day before you leave for school, look yourself over in the mirror. Ask yourself, “Am I going to get in trouble for wearing this?” If the answer is maybe, possibly or yes, then do the right thing and change. All shoes must have soles. All clothing must be sufficient to conceal any and all undergarments. Transparent clothing is prohibited. Shorts, skorts, skirts, and dresses/jumpers must be at fingertip length. All jeans, pants, and trousers must be secured at waist level. These items are not to have rips or tears that expose undergarments and/or are located mid-thigh or higher. Sagging is strictly prohibited. Headgear is not permitted to be worn on campus. Controversial or objectionable messages are not permitted on any clothing.
Clothing not specifically addressed by school rules and district policy can be prohibited due to its disruptive or distracting nature or safety concerns. The school administration encourages all students to dress for success and dignified appearance.
Next you need to decide what school supplies you will need. The basics are pencil, paper, and some organizational system (binder, folders, etc.) Some students also decide to bring non-educational or non-instructional items to campus. Nuisance items are not allowed at school at any time.
Also BCHS is a tobacco-free zone. CCSD has banned e-cigarettes and vapor devices from all school campuses and property, and any school activities. Bikes, scooters, and skateboards are not allowed on school property and must be stored in the bike rack area on the west side of the school. Items which distract or disrupt classrooms or present safety concerns will be confiscated and held until a parent or guardian picks up the item.
Finally, you will need to arrive for school on time and consistently. Early bird band begins at 7 AM sharp. The next bell rings at 7:50 AM, signaling the end of early bird and passage to first period. At 7:55 a.m. the tardy bell signifies the start of the regular instructional day. On time arrival shows the teacher that you take pride in meeting the established schedule and are serious about your education.
Regular daily attendance makes it easier to follow the instruction and make sense of your class and the teacher’s lectures, assignments, and projects. 95 percent of the student population attends classes daily, but missing more than one day every two weeks predicts an outcome of a below ability performance and a below average or failing grade for classes. If you miss a class, turn in a note within 3 school days to excuse your absence, and more importantly, check with your teacher to see what you missed while absent. Then make up the work and turn it in to stay on track academically.
Each of these tips are second nature to some students, but reviewing and discussing each one’s importance keeps the focus on successful completion of coursework, gaining knowledge and transcript credit. Together they can lead to the goal of high school graduation. I look forward to a great school year. Go EAGLES!!!