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.
Student Code of Conduct
Not Coming to School Today?
ABSENCES must be reported by calling the school at 754-322-6950 BEFORE 9:00 AM. Notes will not be accepted. Parents must report their child's absence every day the child is not in school. Failure to report an absence within 48 hours will result in a permanent unexcused absence on the student's record, and excessive absences will be referred to the State Attorney's Broward Truancy Intervention Program (BTIP) officer.
Attendance Policy 5.5
- All students' absences must align with the eight (8) reasons allowed for absences, as outlined in the Attendance Policy and in the Code of Student Conduct.
- Parents must state reason (from approved list) for absence when they call in.
- Absences can only be excused if they correspond with one of the eight (8) allowed reasons.
Parents & Visitors
Coming to Visit?
All visitors including parents must check into the front 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
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.
The Markham staff will be spending time sharing Markham’s expectations for our students. Several times throughout the school year, we will be going over our expectations for students as they move throughout the school. Please assist us by reviewing the expectations outlined below with your child. This can occur by simply asking your child the following questions:
- “What did you learn about STAR expectations today?”
- “How did you demonstrate STAR expectations today?”
- “In what ways will you demonstrate STAR expectations tomorrow?”
- “How can I/we help you demonstrate STAR expectations?”
- Each month, Markham staff will be on the lookout for students consistently demonstrating STAR expectations.
These students will be recognized during our monthly Shining STAR Assemblies. Thank you for your support in reviewing these expectations with your child!
- Safe- walk, use learning tools correctly, keep hands, feet and personal objects to self, keep chair legs on the floor.
- Trustworthy-stay on task, do your job, follow classroom directions, return borrowed items.
- A+Attitude- do your personal best, be responsible for your own actions, and use good manners and polite language.
- Respect-treat others the way you want to be treated, ask permission before you borrow, respect the property of others, value the opinions and differences of others.
- Safe- use the equipment appropriately, report problems to the adult that is outside, line up in ABC order as soon as the signal is given, keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
- Trustworthy-tell the truth to the adults, return the equipment that you used.
- A+Attitude-accept redirection positively, be responsible for your own actions.
- Respect- treat others the way you want to be treated, follow the directions of the adults, take turns and share, use polite language.
- Safe – Keep floors dry, report problems to an adult, walk, feet on the floor at all times.
- Trustworthy-help keep the bathroom clean, do what you were sent to do and return to class, report problems to an adult.
- A+Attitude- accept redirection positively, report problems to an adult.
- Respect-give others their privacy, clean up after yourself, use polite and appropriate language.
- Safe- Walk, keep hands, feet and personal objects to yourself, stay in line
- Trustworthy- Remember what you ordered, take only as much food as you will eat, follow the adults directions, eat your own food.
- A+Attitude- sit where you are asked to sit, be kind to those around you, and smile!
- Respect – use good manners and polite language, clean up after yourself, and listen to the adults.
- Safe- second square on the right hand side, walking, hands feet and personal objects to self, face forward.
- Trustworthy-focus on your job, go straight to your destination by the quickest route, do your job even when no one is watching, and admire displays without touching.
- A+Attitude-smile, accept redirection positively, greet one another appropriately.
- Respect- move quietly, smile and wave when you see a friend, open and close lockers and doors quietly, use polite language.
TARDINESS TO SCHOOL
STUDENTS ARRIVING AFTER 8:10 AM ARE TARDY.
Tardiness to school is disruptive to the learning environment and has a negative impact on student achievement. Please cooperate in maintaining a classroom environment conducive to learning for ALL students by getting your child to school on time. Children who are tardy to school must report to the office WITH A PARENT OR GUARDIAN TO CHECK-IN and receive a late pass.
Student attendance and tardy arrivals are monitored on a daily basis. The consequences of excessive tardiness will be addressed on a case-by-case basis to determine if there is a pattern of non-attendance. According to the Broward Truancy Intervention Program, excessive tardiness will result in parent contact and referral to the State Attorney's Office.
Anonymous Tip Line
If you need to report something you can do so ANONYMOUSLY! No one will ever be able to know where the report originated. 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 report it.
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.