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

    Report an Absence Online

    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

    1. 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.
    2. Parents must state reason (from approved list) for absence when they call in.
    3. Absences can only be excused if they correspond with one of the eight (8) allowed reasons.

    Attendance Policy in English (pdf)
    Política de la atención en Español (pdf)
    Comparecimento política Portugues (pdf)
    Politique de assistance dans le Kréyol (pdf)

    1. Anti-Bullying

      Please read our Anti-Bullying Policy

    2. Arrival/Tardy/Dismissal

      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.

    3. 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.

    4. Discipline Matrix

      Please read out Discipline Matrix

    5. 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
      • Passport

    6. 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.

    7. Star Expectations

      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!

      Classroom Expectations

      • 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.

      Playground Expectations

      • 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.

      Bathroom Expectations

      • 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.

      Cafeteria Expectations

      • 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.

      Hallway Expectations

      • 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.

    8. Student Code of Conduct

      Student Code of Conduct


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