What You Should Know
- CELL PHONES/ELECTRONIC DEVICES - Students are not permitted to have cell phones or electronic devices in school. The first time a student is found to be in possession of a cell phone or other telephonic devices, it will be confiscated and returned only to the parent. Parents may pick the item up in the main office on Wednesdays, between 2:00 and 3:00 PM. If the student violates the policy a second time, the item will not be returned and becomes school property.
- COMPUTER USAGE POLICY - According to the School District’s Computing and Internet Acceptable Use Policy, the District’s computer network, including the Internet, cannot be used to access material that is profane or obscene, that advocates illegal acts, or that advocates violence or discrimination towards other people. Violations will be handled according to the Code of Student Conduct.
- EARLY DISMISSAL - Students who wish to be dismissed must bring a note from their parents to the main office between 10:15 and 11:00 a.m. Early dismissal notes must contain the student’s book number and a home or work telephone number where a parent can be contacted to verify the early dismissal request. Early dismissals cannot take place before 11:00 a.m.
- I.D. CARDS - Students must carry their I.D. card at all times. I.D. cards are key for student movement throughout the building. New students will be issued a card early in the school year. Lost I.D. cards can be replaced at a charge of $5.00. Any student reporting to school without their I.D. will be charged $1.00 for a temporary I.D. Unless the student has purchased a new I.D. card, any student who is provided with a temporary I.D. must serve a detention that afternoon.
- HALL PASSES - Students may be excused from class only if it is an emergency. Pupils excused from regularly assigned classes must have written permission from the teacher whose class or activity they are leaving. Students are not to be in the halls without the official Edison/Fareira hall pass and an I.D. card. If groups of students are to be excused, such as teams, these announcements will be made to all teachers via the P.A. system or the Herald.
- LATENESS AND ATTENDANCE - Students are expected to be in their first period class by 8:00 a.m. Students enter through designated doors and swipe the I.D. card through the automatic attendance scanner. Late students must report to the cafeteria, present their I.D. and complete a late slip. Any student who receives a late slip must serve a detention after school the same day. Students who do not serve the detention will be subjected to more serious penalties which may include suspension. Late students will remain in the cafeteria until the beginning of the next class. Any student admitted into school after 9:15 a.m. must have written explanation for the lateness from a bona fide agent or be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Any missed class on our intensified schedule will be very difficult to make up. Students who are absent should bring a note from a parent or guardian to be credited with an excused absence.
- DISCIPLINE OFFICES, PROCEDURES, AND DETENTIONS - Students will be referred to the Dean’s Office that serves their Academy for violations of the Code of Student Conduct. If a detention is assigned, the student will be provided with a detention slip indicating the date, time, and location of the detention. Any student who is issued a suspension will be provided with a letter for the parent indicating the specific violation of the Code of Student Conduct as well as the date and time of the reinstatement conference which the parent/guardian must attend.
- DISCIPLINE ISSUES INCLUDING ACT 26 VIOLATIONS - Students who cut classes, disrupt classes, fight, steal, threaten students or teachers, use foul language, or participate in any activity that is disruptive to our educational program or positive learning environment will be dealt with according to the guidelines in the Code of Student Conduct. Referral to the police and legal charges will occur in cases of possession of narcotics, alcohol, weapons, drinking, disorderly conduct, theft, assault, vandalism, graffiti, and other serious offenses. A violation of Act 26 of the state legislature will result in an arrest, suspension, transfer, and possibly expulsion. Act 26 violations include possession or use of a weapon, drugs or alcohol or any other act of violence on school property including willful injury to any person.
- HALL SWEEPS - Hall sweeps are conducted on a random basis each day throughout the school year. Students who are caught in the hall without permission will be brought to the discipline office for disciplinary action. Any student moving in the hallway during any class period must have an official Edison/Fareira High School hall pass with the teacher’s signature, destination and current time, and his/her school I.D.
- SEPTA TRANSPASSES - Students who are determined by the School District to be eligible for weekly free transpasses can receive their transpasses in the student cafeteria (Room 173) during lunch periods on Monday,Thursday, and Friday each week.
- STUDENT PARKING POLICY - In order to park a car on the student/visitor lot, a student must have written permission from a parent. The note should include the model and color of the car and should state that no passengers will be transported in the car unless authorized by the administration. The student must also present a valid drivers license, registration card, and property damage insurance to the Principal (Room 105) in order to receive permission to park or operate a car on school property. This parking permit must appear on the front window of the car. Students are permitted to park only in the student/visitor parking lot which must be entered from Luzerne Street. Students are not to enter through the Hunting Park Avenue driveway. Students are not to use cars during the school day. The gates to the student/visitor lot will be closed while school is in session. Applicable traffic laws, rules, and regulations must be observed at all times.
- DRESS REGULATIONS - The following uniform policy will be strictly enforced:
- For males and females, any combination of khaki (tan) bottoms and solid white-collar shirt/blouse. No camisoles permitted over the shirts. Pants, skirts, or jumpers must be khaki (tan) ONLY. Khaki mixes are not acceptable. Golf shirts, collar shirts, blouses, sweater must be white. Collar shirts are MANDATORY.
- T-shirts, tank top, fishnet tops, halter-tops, and tube tops, half-shirts are not acceptable. Collar shirts must not be longer than mid-thigh. Sports jerseys, shirts with print, sparkle or any other colors are not permitted. Colored shirts, pants, or jeans are not to be worn underneath school uniform.
- Skirts and jumpers should not be shorter than above the knees.
- White sweater, Edison hoody only, are appropriate for colder weather Jackets or coats are not acceptable in the classrooms.
- No “shorts shorts"
- No open toe footwear
- No sweatshirt
- No belt buckles
- No caps, hats, bandanas, or doo-rags are permitted
- No armbands, wristbands, headbands, or sweatbands are permitted
- Jeans are definitely not part of the school uniform, and, therefore, not permitted
Thank you for cooperating with our uniform policy and we
look forward to a successful school year.