We Care - Know The Rules

  • The School Board of Broward County, Florida (SBBC) consists of nine elected School Board Members who serve four-year terms. Two of the School Board Members are elected “at large” by all of the electors in Broward County. The other seven School Board Members are elected from seven school board member residence areas. The School Board Members, along with the Superintendent, oversee the sixth-largest District in the nation. The SBBC implements policies that govern ethical, fiduciary, and scholastic mandates, protocols, and procedures for the District's schools, offices, and departments subject to any applicable federal, state, or local laws. The SBBC answers to the residents and taxpayers of Broward County in an ethical, open, and transparent manner. 

    A school principal may supplement District policies by outlining rules specific to the school such as uniform colors, cell phone usage areas, and drop off/pick up times. However, school rules are limited in scope and do not supersede school district policies.

  • Anonymous/Non-Anonymous Security Tip Reporting

    Call 911 immediately in an emergency.

    Submit a safety or security tip that is not an emergency directly to the District Security Operations Center (DSOC), open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (including holidays). CLICK or TAP on the icon below.

    See something, say something
    From there, choose the reporting tool that works best for you by learning more about how they work and how easy they are to use.   

    What to report: Please report safety and security threats, bullying and harassing behaviors, illegal activity, self-endangerment behaviors, etc.

    Details are everything: Please provide as many details as you can, such as names and physical description of anyone involved, school location, social media handles, date of when threats are supposed to occur, etc.

    We respect your privacy and care about your safety. Your tip is shared only with investigators and administrators assigned to the tip.

    Remember, helping is not the same as snitching. We are counting on you to help us help a friend.
    Be a Broward Buddy, Report a Tip!

  • Absence Reporting/Attendance

    Report an Absence Online

    According to SBBC Policy 5.5: All students under 16 are required to attend school every day of the 180-day school year. Absences are established by tardiness, early sign-outs, or absences for all or part of any day. The maximum number of acceptable absences is 5 days. Additionally, please note that students may not be released after 1:45 p.m.

    1. Parents have 2 days (48 hours) in which to report an absence.
    2. The Attendance Policy allows eight (8) reasons for absence to be excused.
    3. Make up work for credit and grade is allowed for ALL absences. Learn more about Homework/Makeup Work.

  • Arrival/Tardy/Dismissal


    Students must arrive at school on time every day. The first bell rings at 7:35 AM. Students should be in class by the second bell at 7:40 AM.


    Tardy (def.): The failure to be in a place of instruction at the assigned time.

    Students arriving after 7:40 AM will be considered TARDY. If students arrive after 8:00 AM, the student will need to obtain a pass from the front office to be admitted to class.

    • 1st Offense = Warning
    • 2nd Offense = Warning and/or Phone call home
    • 3rd, 4th & 5th Offense = After School detention
    • 6th & 7th Offense OR failure to Serve After School Detentions = Disciplinary Referral-Internal Suspension (Habitual Tardiness)
    • 8th Tardy OR Failure to Attend Internal Suspension = Disciplinary Referral – External Suspension (Habitual Defiance)

    Administrative Referrals appear on a student's permanent record. 

    Tardy detentions are served on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:45 - 3:45 pm in the cafeteria.

    Sign-ins and sign-outs are excused and permitted when a parent/guardian accompanies their child to school or an appropriate phone call is made stating the reason for the tardy. Sign-outs will only be excused if a parent comes into the school office or emails over a copy of their driver's license with a written explanation of the reason for the sign-out. A phone call is NOT enough as this is a safety and security issue. Please keep in mind any time missed due to sign-ins or sign-outs will be counted towards the cumulative total of the 30 hours per quarter allowance, per county policy. Once the 30 hours is reached a pattern of non-attendance can be established and further restrictions may take place. Student Services Fax: 754-322-2199.


    The dismissal time is 2:40 PM. All students are expected to remain in school for the entire school day. If students are dismissed early, they must be picked up by 2:10 PM. No students will be dismissed 30 minutes prior to the last bell for safety reasons. 

    Students - If your parent wants to dismiss you from school using EMAIL or authorize an adult NOT on your emergency list to dismiss you, have them write an email including their phone #, a copy of the parent's driver's license, name of the student, and reason for dismissal to:
    EMAIL: sdhsignout@browardschools.com - further verification will be conducted by student services.

    Senior Lot Times

    The senior lot will be open for permitted students to access and leave the campus only at specific times.

    • Up to 8:00 am
    • 9:00 am - 9:20 am
    • 10:45 am - 11:05 am
    • 11:30 am - 11:45 am
    • 12:30 pm - 12:40 pm
    • 1:00 pm - 1:20 pm

    This is a guideline and will change with the bell schedule at which time adjustments will be made. 

  • Cell Phone

    Possession of a wireless communication device that disrupts the educational process is a violation. Cellular phones, camera phones, and pagers are prohibited at all times during class unless specifically instructed to do so as part of the lesson.

  • Emergency Drills

    All Broward County Public Schools conduct regular exercises and drills at various times as outlined in the Florida Fire Code and Florida Administrative Code.

    To aid in this process, every school has a designated SAFE team comprised of faculty and staff who have been specially trained on appropriate procedures to ensure every school follows safety protocol.

    Discussion-based tabletop exercises are also conducted regularly with staff, faculty, and community partners, and the results of these exercises are documented and incorporated into school safety plans as necessary.  

    All public schools are required to conduct one (1) fire drill per month with one (1) additional occurring within the first 30 days. Additionally, public schools are required to conduct, at a minimum, six (6) emergency drills every school year that are nonconcurrent with fire drills. One emergency drill must take place within the first ten (10) days of the beginning of the school year, and the remaining drills may not occur more than forty-five (45) days apart. Four (4) of the six (6) emergency drills must address active threats. The remaining two (2) drills must address other emergency events, such as severe weather, natural disasters, hazardous materials incidents, or reunification.

    Students are expected to fully participate in drills and follow the directions of faculty and staff.

  • Dress Code

    Know the Code…The Dress Code

    The dress code rules enforced at our school align directly with the District's Unified School Dress - Policy 5309. Review the District policies outlined on this page for more information.

    This is your place of Business - let your wardrobe reflect that.

    • No Hats/Bandanas/Hoodies covering your head (Exception: religious head coverings which must be cleared with an administrator).  Anything covering your head is a safety concern in identification.  
    • No midriffs. No short shorts.   
    • No thin spaghetti straps on shirts.
    • No vulgar, obscene, threatening or inappropriate content on clothing items.

    If you are sent to the office for a dress code violation, you will be given Alternate Clothes and may spend the day in Internal Suspension if you are a repeat offender (as per the district discipline marix).

  • Early Sign Outs

    Early Sign-Outs:  Email: sdhsignout@browardschools.com

    Early sign-outs are handled by student affairs or the main office.  If a parent wants to dismiss their child, they can EMAIL an authorization to dismiss that includes the child’s name, student ID number, a picture of the parent/guardian’s driver’s license and a contact phone number for student affairs to verify the request. 
    No Sign-Outs after 2:10 pm. New this year: students have a maximum of 4 sign-outs for each quarter submitted by email.  After 4, the parent/guardian must come into the front office to sign them out.

    Teachers will release students who indicate that they are being early released via their own transportation/walking.  If a teacher would like to verify that the student is authorized to be early dismissed before allowing the student to leave class, they may contact student affairs (322-2163).

    If the parent/guardian arrives to pick up the student, the main office will call into the classroom to release the child to meet the parent/guardian in the main office, after which, they will be authorized to leave campus.

  • ID Badges

    IDs must be worn at all times around your neck (not around your backpack).

    Students who do not come to school with their ID will be given a temporary ID print out.  Students will receive up to 4 free temporary print outs, on the 5th offense, they will receive a $5 obligation and an additional $1 obligation for each subsequent offense.  Additionally, on the 7th offense, a student will receive a detention to be served after school for 1 hour on either Tuesday or Thursday.  If at any point, a student loses their ID and needs a reprint, they should report to student affairs before school or during lunch and a new ID will be printed.  The charge for a new ID reprint will be $5.  

    Security is paramount and students must make it a habit to wear their IDs.

  • Parents & Visitors

    All visitors including parents must check into the attendance office prior to going to any classrooms or any area on campus. An official photo identification (ID) is required. Acceptable forms of ID include the following:

    • Driver’s license
    • Florida’s official state identification card
    • Passport

  • Parking

    Visitor Parking

    All visitors must park in the designated visitor parking spaces. Please do not park in spaces designated for faculty and staff or in the bus loop. 

    Student Parking

    Students must have a decal to park in the student parking areas. 

    Please do not leave valuables in your car.

    Complete your MSD Senior Lot Parking Application Today

  • 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. For safety reasons, parents are not allowed to walk their children to their classrooms.

  • School Passes

    10-10 RULES 
    NO PASSES for the first 10 or last 10 minutes of class.

    NO PASSES after 2:20 pm
    (Color Coded by Area) Please use the bathroom assigned to your teacher's building. If you are caught “Out of Area” Security will take you to your administrator. Example: You are in Ms. Herzfeld’s room (710) you must use the bathroom in the 700 building.

    (Blue) Only Academic Teachers can issue this pass, NOT your personalization teacher.  Personalization teachers will use a (Yellow) pass to send students to the Media Center, Student Affairs, etc.
    You will not be able to use any of these passes without your MSD ID.

  • Senior Privilege/Parking and the 10-10-10

    Beginning the 2023-24 school year, we are following the 10-10-10 rule.  If you exceed 10 absences OR 10 sign-outs OR 10 tardies to school ANY YEAR (9-12), you will NOT be eligible for SENIOR PRIVILEGE OR A SENIOR PARKING DECAL when you reach senior year! 

    10-10-10 Clarification

    To clarify the 10-10-10 policy, you will NOT be eligible for Senior Privilege or Senior Parking if you EXCEED 10 in any category.  For example, you can have 5 absences, 8 sign outs, and 7 sign ins and still be eligible because you did not exceed 10 in any of the categories.

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