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 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.
Not Coming to School Today?
ABSENCES must be reported by calling the school at 754-322-5800 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.
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.
- Parents have 2 days (48 hours) in which to report an absence.
- The Attendance Policy allows eight (8) reasons for absence to be excused.
- Parents must state reason (from approved list) for absence when they call in.
- Make up work for credit and grade is allowed for ALL absences. Learn more about Homework/Makeup Work.
- Attendance Policy in English (pdf)
- Política de la atención en Español (pdf)
- Comparecimento política Portugues (pdf)
- Politique de assistance dans le Kréyol (pdf)
Students must arrive at school on time every day. The first bell rings at 8:20 AM. Students should be in class by the second bell at 8:30 AM.
Students arriving after 8:30 AM will be considered TARDY. If students arrive after 8:35 AM, the student will need to obtain a pass from the front office to be admitted to class. 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.
The dismissal time is 2:30 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 2:00 PM. No students will be dismissed 30 minutes prior to the last bell for safety reasons.
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.
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.
Code Red Drills
Code Red Drills have been mandated for all schools by the State of Florida to ensure the safety of our students and staff. These Code Red Drills will be implemented on a monthly basis, similar to fire drills. The date of the drill will not be pre-announced due to potential security and attendance issues. Instead, our school will send families Parent Link messages via phone call, text message, and/or e-mail approximately 20 minutes prior to the drill to alert everyone that it is only a drill. Please do not contact your child during the Code Red Drills as it is important for all students to learn the safety procedures in case of an emergency. Our school will then send a second message to families notifying you that the drill is completed.
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The Unified Dress Code at Coconut Creek Elementary School is strictly enforced.
School Uniforms are MANDATORY at Coconut Creek Elementary.
87% of our families voted to institute a unified dress program.
The benefits of a Uniform Policy are:
- Improve discipline, self-esteem, and self-respect.
- Focus the student on learning.
- Eliminate the fear of whether their clothing choice will be acceptable by peers.
- Strengthens school pride.
- Identify student population from strangers on school grounds.
All students are to wear school uniforms Monday through Thursday. On Fridays, we celebrate "School Spirit Day". Students are permitted to Jeans (shorts or pants) with a Coconut Creek Spirit Day T-Shirt (purchased through PTA). If your child does not have a PTA Spirit Day Shirt, he/she must wear a Uniform Shirt on Fridays. (i.e. K-Mart, Wal-Mart, Target).
Our dress code includes the following colors and clothing types:
Bottoms: Long Pants, Skirts, Skorts, Jumpers, Capri Pants, Cargo Pants, Cargo Shorts, in Black, Navy Blue, or Tan Khaki. (Denim, nylon, Jersey Pants, Sweat Pants, and Leggings ARE NOT ALLOWED)
Tops: Collared Oxford or Polo style Shirts or Blouses in Gold, Gray, Light Blue, Maroon, White, and Yellow.
Unisex Crew Neck Shirts purchased from Ella's Uniforms, with our School Logo, are also permitted. NO OTHER CREW NECK SHIRTS ARE PERMITTED.
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BACKLESS SHOES ARE NOT PERMITTED
We have updated our Mandatory Uniform Options. New colors have been added, and Crew Neck Shirts with our embroidered Logo are now permitted.
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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
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.
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.