12 Non-Negotiable Rules and Regulations
Preface to the 12 Non-Negotiable Rules and Regulations
RESPECT YOURSELF: Do only those things that will help you achieve a successful and healthful future.
RESPECT OTHERS: Treat others with courtesy, justice, and truthfulness.
RESPECT PROPERTY: Take care of your things and don’t tamper with things that don’t belong to you, or destroy the things we share.
The 12 Non-Negotiable Rules and Regulations of Pepper Middle School
- Attend school daily, come on time and behave. There is a late detention.
- Leave coats and bookbags in your locker.
- Move quickly from class to class. Enter the classroom quietly, take your assigned seat and begin work immediately. (DO NOW)
- Be prepared to work everyday. Bring pens, pencils, notebooks, and all other equipment that is required for learning.
- Complete all assignments, including homework.
- Do not bring food out of the lunchroom. Gum chewing is not allowed.
- Do not bring cell phones, IPODS, MP3 players, walkmans, CD players, beepers, or electronic games to class.
- Keep your desk area and classroom clean.
- Fighting is not allowed. Do not engage in physical or verbal violence, shouting, or hollering in classrooms or halls.
- Respect the building. Do not graffiti, throw any objects, destroy, or deface any part of the building.
- Hats are not to be worn in the building. No profanity.
- No bathroom passes are given during the first fifteen minutes or last ten minutes of a class period. One student to a pass.
- Conference with teacher, detention, and a phone call to parent/guardian.
- Conference with the dean.
- Conference with the parent/guardian, teacher, and dean.
- Disciplinary transfer to another school.
The School District of Philadelphia passed a mandatory school uniform policy in 2000 to support the general welfare, the educational program, as well as protecting the health and safety of all students. Here at Pepper, we strongly enforce the district’s policy.
- Khaki pants, shorts, skirts or knee length jumpers
- Goldenrod collared shirts
- Pants must be worn ABOVE the waist with a belt
- Shoulders and stomach must be covered at all times
- No hats, scarves, bandanas, or head coverings (except for religious purposes)
- No slippers, sandals, or open-toed shoes
- Hoop earrings just be smaller than a quarter
- No long sleeve shirts or jeans may be worn under the uniform
The school uniform must be worn everyday. Throughout the school year, students can participate in Dress Down Day. This is a privilege that is earned. The students pay $2 and are able to wear regular clothes. The money collected go towards awards and incentives for the students throughout the year.
Uniforms can be purchased at any retail location, but finding goldenrod may be a challenge. Shirts and sweatshirts are sold in the school store for $10.00. If purchasing a uniform is a financial hardship, contact the office at 215-492-6457.
The Parent / Student Handbook is a guide to a better school experience through
knowledge of the existing school polices.
Code Of Student Conduct
Code of Student Conduct
School bus service is provided for students in 5th and 6th grades. The 800/808 bus stops at Patterson, Catherine Annex and Mitchell. Busses that travel to Patterson are the 801/802, 803/804, and 805/806. The 815/816 bus travels to Catherine Annex. If your child misses their bus or has a detention, they will catch the late bus that leaves the school at 4:05. Late busses start in mid October and end the first week of June.
All 7th and 8th graders who live at least a mile and a half or more from school will be provided with a Septa transpasses free of charge. They will be passed out each week during advisory. It is the student's responsibily to keep up with their transpass. If it is lost or stolen during the week, it will not be replaced. Students are still responsible for getting to and from school. A lost or stolen transpass is NOT an excusable absence. Students, please sign the back of your transpass when you get it.
Whether you ride the yellow school bus or SEPTA, you should respect the drivers, monitors, attendants and all others riders. Inappropriate behavior on buses or bus stops will result in disciplinary action. Inappropriate behavior includes, but is not limited to, loud talking, screaming, throwing objects in or out of the bus, fighting, arguing, and using foul or inappropriate language.
At Pepper Middle School, good attendance is an expectation for our children. Not being in school hinders their education process. A child can't be learning if he/she is not in school.
We realize that illness and family emergencies sometimes necessitate a child be absent. The School District of Philadelphia's policy is that they must return with a note explaining the reason for the absence, the days absent, AND be signed by the parent/guardian. Until this is done, the absence will be counted as unexcused. You can print a copy of our Absence Excuse Form and send it in.
If the child will be out for more 2 days, please contact the school counselor so that arrangements for classwork and homework can be made. All assignments missed are expected tobe made up.