RESPONSIBILITIES AND ATTENDANCE
The Eight Valid Reasons for Excusing an Absence are as follows:
- Student Illness
- Illness of an immediate family member
- Death in the family
- Religious holidays of student's own faith
- Required court appearance or subpoena
- Special Event (AP approval required)
- Scheduled medical or dental appointment
- Students having or suspected of having a communicable disease or infestation which can be transmitted, are to be excluded from school and are not allowed to return to school until they no longer present a health hazard (F.S. 1003.22)
To report an absence please call: 754-323-2402
Code of Conduct
Parents and Visitors
Trespassing PolicyStudents are reminded that being on another school campus during regular school hours is trespassing. The School District has a zero tolerance policy and you will be arrested if you trespass another campus including Flamingo Elementary. If you are on their campus you will be arrested and suspended for 10 days.
AttendanceAbsentee calls are excused because of the reason of the absence. A parent must call in and give the reason for the absence or it will not be excused. When a parent calls in to excuse an absence, the following information must be given: -
For a Permitted Absence and/or an extended absence, you must arrange it with the Attendance Office at least 5 days in advance.
- Parent's Name
- Student's Name
- Student's Identification Number
- Reason for Absence
- Date(s) of Absence
- Parent(s) and /or Guardian(s) must call the absence in within a 48 hour period from the absence.
Sign In/Sign OutsA parent, guardian, or designated person on the emergency card must come in to the Student Affairs office to sign the student out. If the person is not listed on the emergency card, they will not be permitted to sign the student out. The sign in/sign out will be excused depending on the reason. A student can not be signed out by way of a phone call from the parent, guardian or the designated person.Students who leave campus without signing out will be considered unexcused.Parents coming in to sign out students during a lunch period are not permitted to enter the cafeteria and must wait until their child's lunch period ends to sign the child out of school
LunchWestern High School is a closed campus and students are not to leave during the lunch periods. The cafeteria serves a variety of meals that include, but are not limited to, hot and cold sandwiches, salads, soups, pizza, vegetables, etc.
Cell PhonesStudents are permitted to possess a cell phone. However, the phone must be turned off and kept out of sight during school hours, i.e. inside a pocket, a book bag, a purse, or a similar container. If a student uses a cell phone during school hours or the phone is on and emits any ring tone or other noise, i.e. vibration, it will be confiscated. Violators will be subject to progressive disciplinary measures.
No Smoking PolicyWestern High School is a drug-free school. Absolutely no smoking is permitted on campus.
Lost & FoundFound items are to be turned into security. Books will be returned to the assigning teacher, if the teacher's and student's names are not listed in the book.
VisitorsAll visitors with official business must report to the main office upon entering the campus. Unauthorized individuals are subject to arrest for trespassing. Permission will not be given to bring visitors/friends to shadow during school time.
Pick-Up and Drop-Off
Pick Up & Drop Off
Controlling School Traffic is Essential for Safety
Students should be picked up and dropped off at the car loops only. Parents wishing to park should walk their children to the front gate.
Parents are not allowed to walk their children to their classrooms.
Anonymous Tip HotLine
If you need to report something you can do so ANONYMOUSLY! No one will ever be able to know where the report came from. We need you to help keep our schools and our children safe, so if there is something going on that needs to be reported please do so!
The text messaging service, TipSoft, allows a response by text message to the originating cell phone without ever knowing the identity of the individual who left the tip. The user’s information is always given an alias and a unique ID before being sent. This secure application allows the tipster and the investigator to have two-way dialog while always keeping the user’s identity completely anonymous.
The School Board of Broward County encourages students to report information about any non-urgent illegal activity, such as vandalism, theft, the sale and distribution of drugs or information about crimes that are being planned.
Text: 'SBBC' space with your text message to 274637 (CRIMES)