Detention is assigned by teachers and is held after school on Tuesday and Thursdays. Parents and students should arrange transportation home from detention in advance. A student’s failure to return their signed detention form does NOT excuse them from the detention. Failure to attend detention will result in more severe consequences, except in those incidences where a parent makes other arrangements prior to the assigned detention with the teacher who assigned the detention.
Students will be considered tardy if not in homeroom when the bell rings. When tardy, students must report to the office to sign in. Students with excessive unexcused tardies will be subject to further disciplinary action. The following dispositions will be used in dealing with tardiness:
3-5 unexcused tardies
After school Detention
6 unexcused tardies
After school detention
7 unexcused tardies
Student will receive a Discipline Referral and will see an administrator who will assign appropriate disciplinary action.
8 or more unexcused tardies
Referral each tardy thereafter
Walton County Board of Education Policy JCDB states students are to dress in a manner that is reasonable and not distracting to other students and teachers. Any dress of an extreme nature will not be tolerated. Each school principal will make final decisions regarding student dress in his or her school.
The following guidelines are the regulations that support WCPS Policy JCDB:
Students must be in compliance as they go about their normal school routines.
Students may not adjust their clothing in an attempt to correct clothing already deemed unacceptable.
No earbuds or headphones shall be worn during the school day except with permission from a teacher.
Shirts and shoes must be worn at all times.
The “3x5” Rule (using 3x5 index card)
All dress and skirt lengths will be no shorter than 3” above the knee.
All pants, shorts, and gym shorts lengths will be no shorter than 5” above the knee.
The highest point of any slit in a dress, skirt, pants, or shorts must be no shorter than 5” above the knee. No exposed skin may show through holes, slits, rips or tears in clothing higher that 5” above the knee.
Refer to box below for skirts, pants, shorts, gym shorts, shirts and blouses:
Skirts, pants and shorts must be fastened and worn above the hipbone, fitting at the inseam and at the waistline.
Clothing should not be extremely tight or form fitting as to cause a distraction.
No cleavage shall be visible.
No exposed undergarments are allowed.
No sleeveless shirts shall be worn.
No part of midriff shall be visible.
No sleepwear shall be worn.
No sheer or “see through” clothing shall be worn.
No spandex skirts shall be worn.
No “oversized” shirt or blouse shall be worn.
Only slacks, khakis, jeans/denim, loose cotton or nylon sweatpants and corduroys may be worn. Tights, leggings, jeggings or spandex-style yoga pants are acceptable ONLY if the posterior area is fully covered.
No head coverings except when used as a headband shall be worn inside the building(s). To include, but not limited to hats, ball caps, visors, bandanas, scarves, knit hats and hoods. No face coverings shall be worn including sunglasses used as eyewear.
No item of clothing, jewelry, headgear or other visible personal items shall contain the following:
Suggestive language, graphics, symbols or slogans.
Profane language, graphics, symbols or slogans.
ANY reference (language, graphics, symbols or slogans) that are demeaning to others.
ANY reference (language, graphics, symbols or slogans) to drugs, alcohol, tobacco, weapons or gangs.
ANY language, graphics, symbols or slogans that are not in keeping with the values of the community.
Any “dress” (clothing, hair color, jewelry, accessories, piercings, etc.) determined by the dress code designee to be of an extreme nature is prohibited and is a violation of dress code.
All Physical Education Classes must adhere to the dress code outlined in the PE syllabus. STUDENTS MUST ADHERE TO THE OVERALL LMS DRESS CODE ON THEIR WAY TO AND FROM PE.
Students violating the Loganville Middle dress code will be referred to the dress code designee.
The dress code designee will make the final decision about dress code related issues.
Violations of the Loganville Middle Dress Code will result in the following:
First Offense: Offense warning recorded in the dress code notebook. Student asked to correct the dress code issue. Parent/guardian may be contacted to assist in resolving the dress code issue.
Second Offense: Offense warning recorded in the dress code notebook. Student asked to correct the dress code issue. Parent/guardian may be contacted to assist in resolving the dress code issue. Student will receive an administrative waring and may receive discipline action.
Third Offense: Student will receive administrative referral.
On All Levels of Dress Code Offenses:
If the student is unable to correct the Dress Code violation, he or she may be placed in ISS for the remainder of the day or until such time as the issue is resolved.
Upon correcting the Dress Code violation, the student may be permitted to his/her scheduled classes.
If the student is out of dress code in ISS then another day of ISS may be added.
The principal has the right to modify or revoke the terms and conditions of the Loganville Middle Dress Code Policy at any time. Changes to this policy will be communicated through daily school announcements and will be posted on the Loganville Middle School website.
LMS Students will treat all fellow students with respect. They will not humiliate or hurt any other student physically, verbally, mentally, or electronically. In order to be considered bullying, the behavior must be aggressive and include:
An Imbalance of Power: Kids who bully use their power—such as physical strength, access to embarrassing information, or popularity—to control or harm others. Power imbalances can change over time and in different situations, even if they involve the same people.
Repetition: Bullying behaviors happen more than once or have the potential to happen more than once.
Students will avoid any and all behaviors that violate the school or classrooms rules and policies, not limited to the following behaviors or actions:
Making faces or gestures
Posting slander in public places
Physical sexual harassment
Making fun of
Verbal sexual harassment
Stealing someone’s personal belongings
Damaging someone’s property
Threaten to injure
They understand that their behavior should comply with all classroom, school, county, state and federal laws including the Middle School Rules and Policies, Walton County Code of Conduct, and the State of Georgia Senate Bill 250 and Statute O.C.G.A. 20-2-751.
They also understand that their behavior is subject to our Code of Conduct which they acknowledge has been reviewed. In addition, they acknowledge that they can be charged with any consequence deemed fit, including a 2.02 or 3.02 code violation from the Walton County Handbook. It is also their responsibility to report bullying if it is seen or heard. They pledge to use the LMS Red Zone Reporting System appropriately. They will do the best they can to help any student who is obviously being upset or hurt by other students.
LMS Parents will do their utmost to ensure that their son/daughter will abide by follow all classroom, school, county, state and federal laws. It is also the responsibility of their son/daughter to report bullying when it is seen or heard.
To assure your child receives maximum educational benefits and to alleviate traffic problems, we ask that you only pick up your child in case of medical or other unavoidable appointments. When you must pick up your child early, please make the pickup prior to 2:15 pm. After 2:15 you will be required to wait for the school to perform its normal dismissal procedures.
Parents and guardians who wish for other responsible adults to pick up a child should list that person in the student’s emergency contact/pick-up information in iCampus. All adults will be expected to show picture ID when checking out a student or visiting our campus.
FLOWER OR GIFT DELIVERY
Policy JLB of the Walton County Board of Education states that the delivery of flowers, balloons, teddy bears or other gifts for Valentine’s Day, a student’s birthday or for any other reason is not permitted in any Walton County School. The office will NOT accept these deliveries.
The grading system for Walton County Public Schools is as follows:
Letter Grade Percentage 4.0 scale
Guidance counselors are available for every student, not just for those who have experienced or are having trouble. Our teaching staff works closely with the counselors to help students succeed in school and reach their fullest potential. Any student desiring an appointment with a counselor must have a pass from the teacher or counselor. Parents are invited to contact their child’s guidance counselor at any time for assistance or to share concerns.
Any time a student is out of class that student must have a HALL PASS by the issuing teacher stating their destination and time the student left the room. A student must obtain written permission from their teacher to visit the clinic or restroom, an administrator or guidance counselor.
HONOR, MERIT & PRINCIPAL’S LISTS
At the end of each grading period, students who have maintained high scholastic averages will be listed on the Honor Lists. Selection will be based on the following criteria:
Avg. 90 & above
LOCKER USAGE AND GUIDELINES/POLICIES
Use of Loganville Middle School lockers is a privilege. All students will be issued a locker at the onset of enrollment. Lockers are required to be locked at all times. Cell phones are not permitted to be in students' possession during the instructional day, and should be stored in lockers during regular school hours. We cannot be held responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged personal property.
1. All lockers are the property of the Loganville Middle School and are subject to applicable school policies. We reserve the right to alter the policies governing the use of lockers and locks with appropriate notice.
2. Any assigned locker found unlocked at any time will be secured and possibly reassigned.
3. Use of a locker by a person other than to whom it is issued is forbidden. Misuse of a locker may lead to termination of locker privileges.
4. Each student may have only one locker.
5. Loganville Middle School reserves the right to open a locker with or without the consent of the student to whom the locker is registered in instances where locker procedures are being abused or in the case of an emergency situation.
6. Students are not permitted to affix anything to the interior or exterior of their lockers.
7. All personal items must be stored completely within a locker. All items left outside of a locker, whether secured or not, will be removed and disposed of accordingly.
8. All lockers not cleaned out by the end of the school year will be vacated and contents destroyed.
9. LMS is not responsible for lost or missing items, either before or after clearance of a locker.
A student with excused absences is allowed three (3) school days from the day of his/her return to make arrangements with the classroom teacher to make up the work missed. The teacher and student will decide upon a reasonable time for completing and handing in make-up work. It is the student’s responsibility to request make-up work and to return it as arranged. Students may make up final exams missed due to unexcused absences with prior permission of the school principal. If you are absent for three or more days, a parent should call the office and request your assignments. Please allow 24 hours for teachers to get assignments ready. These assignments can be picked up in the front office. Make up work for a one-day absence must be turned in within three days of returning to school. (Board Policy JBD)
Use of the office phone is limited to emergency calls. Parents should not call the school to speak to their child. Students may use the phone in the front office as long as the student has a proper pass from their teacher. Office personnel or the school nurse will determine whether it is necessary for a student to call home due to illness.
Every student is given a new health information form at the beginning of the school year. Every student is required to turn this form in by the end of the first week of school. Forms go to the school nurse to keep on file for emergencies.
School nurses must have written permission to administer any medication. Please check the medication box and the yes/no box to give permission for medication at school. Parents will be contacted prior to administration. Please see the school nurse for any additional forms for asthma, seizures, diabetes, etc that you may need. Please note that medications brought to school in "baggies" will not be given by the school nurse. Medication forms must be on file in the school clinic.
Medication policy: JGCD – R: Medication Guidelines for Administration of Medication at School
NO medication of any kind will be administered to any student without a signed authorization form from the students parent/guardian and the prescribing physician, subject to the exception of emergency administration of auto–injectable epinephrine.
NO over-the-counter medication or herbal/dietary supplements will be administered on a routine basis to any student for more than a two week period without a written order from a healthcare provider authorized to prescribe medication in the state of Georgia.
STUDENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO TRANSPORT ANY MEDICATION TO OR FROM SCHOOL.
Parents and guardians are responsible for delivering student medications to the school nurse. Students are NOT permitted to transport medication to or from school or to possess such medication at school, unless the student is granted an exception to this rule as provided in the student's Individualized Education Plan, Section 504 Plan; Emergency Medication Plan; or Diabetes Management Plan.
Prescription medications must be in the original container bearing a prescription label from the pharmacy. Over-the-counter medications must be in the original container with the label from the manufacturer.
Medications which may be self–administered at school include as asthma medications, auto-injectable epinephrine, diabetes treatment medications, and, as authorized by school administrators, other potentially life-saving medications that may be administered in an emergency.
Information about LMS Sports can be found on the LMS website.
PARENT TEACHER ORGANIZATION
Membership in the PTO helps to support our school and provides for better communication between parents and school. Membership fees are set by each school organization.
Information about LMS clubs can be found on the school website.
SCHOOL ISSUED MATERIALS
Students are responsible for keeping up with the school issued materials that have been issued to them. Having a school issued materials stolen does NOT release the student from the payment for the lost/stolen materials. Students are strongly encouraged to keep up with materials and use their locker appropriately.
The school secretaries may not take messages regarding checkout or afternoon transportation for students. It is impossible for us to be certain with whom we are speaking. Our primary concern is each child’s safety. Your cooperation is appreciated in this effort.
We require that all students come to school in the morning clearly knowing whether their parents expect them to ride the bus, walk, or be picked up by car in the afternoon. We also ask that parents clearly know whether or not their children are planning to stay for an after-school activity. If you have questions or concerns regarding transportation (bus schedules), please call 770-207-8653.
WITHDRAWAL FROM SCHOOL
If it becomes necessary to withdraw a student from school, a withdrawal form must be obtained from the attendance office and taken to the persons indicated on the form for signatures. All school issued materials must be turned in, and all outstanding balances must be paid.