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.

    Call: 754-321-0911
    Text: 'SBBC' space with your text message to 274637 (CRIMES)
    Email: school911@browardschools.com

  • Absence Reporting/Attendance

    Report an Absence Online

    Absences must be reported via the attendance line at 754-322-6202 or written note. The report must come from a parent and give the date(s) of the absence and the reason for it. Parents MUST report these absences within two days following the absences. A note can be sent either the day before or not later than the second day after the absence. Please fell free to email the front office (data processor) your child's absence.

    According to SBBC 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 or write a note to report a student's absence.
    • Absences can only be excused if they correspond with one of the eight (8) allowed reasons
    • Make up work for credit and grade is allowed for ALL absences. Learn more about Homework/Makeup Work.

    Review BCPS Attendance Frequently Asked Questions

  • Arrival/Tardy/Dismissal

    Arrival

    Students must arrive at school on time every day. Students should be in class by 8:00 AM.

    Tardy

    Students arriving after 8:00 AM will be considered TARDY. If students arrive after 8:05 AM, the student will need to obtain a pass from the front office to be admitted to class.

    Dismissal

    • Head start/VPK start 8:00 AM end at 2:00 PM.
    • Grades Pre-K ESE-5 start 8:00 AM end at 2:30 PM.
    • Kindergarten car riders students will be picked up and brought to the media center at 2:25 PM
    • Car riders, YMCA, and 21st Century aftercare students, and walkers are to be dismissed at 2:30 PM
    • Support Staff, Specials Teachers, and Paraprofessionals should be on his/her post by 2:25 PM.
    • Each teacher is to walk his or her class through the side doors and out the gates. The teacher should drop off car riders after the walkers are released through the gates.
    • No student should be left unsupervised.
    • Students are to wait for siblings on the side of the gate. No student should be allowed to roam the campus looking for a sibling. 
    • Teachers are to explain, rehearse, and reinforce the arrival and dismissal procedures on a weekly basis.

    All procedures remain the same on Early Release days. Bus students are released at 12:30 PM. All other students are released at 12:30 PM.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Dress Code

    School uniforms are MANDATORY

    Benefits of a Uniform Policy
    Research suggests that school uniforms

    • Improve discipline, self-esteem and self-respect.
    • Focus the student towards 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.
    • Cost effective.

    Everything You Need to Know About Our School's Dress Code

    Uniforms are MANDATORY at Dillard Elementary School. The information below outlines what the uniform includes and where they can be purchased.

    • BOYS
      • Tops – May include plain t-shirts, polo shirts, regular dress shirts, or school t-shirts in the following colors:
        • White, Green, Yellow, Gold, or Khaki
      • Bottoms – Dark Green or Khaki Pants and no jeans.
    • GIRLS
      • Tops – May include plain t-shirts, blouses, polo shirts, or school t-shirts in the following colors:
        • White, Green, Yellow, Gold, or Khaki
      • Bottoms – Dark Green, Khaki, Navy Blue and Black
      • Pants, Jumpers, Skorts, Skirts, or Capri’s and no jeans
    • Shirts tucked in with belts
    • Sagging pants are not allowed
    • No sandals or open toed shoes
    • All uniform items may be purchased at any clothing store or specialty school uniform store such as: Walmart, Target, JCPenney, Macy's, Burlington, etc
    • All children should start wearing their school uniform on the very first day of school this August.  Please call us at school if you have any questions or concerns.
    • A Parent or Guardian may request by mail, or in person, an application for an exemption from the uniform program.  Exemption waivers must be completed by the 10th day of the student's enrollment. 

  • Parents & Visitors

    All visitors including parents must check into the front office prior to going to any classrooms or any area on campus. You should bring an official photo ID with you, like your driver’s license, Florida’s official state identification card, or a passport.

    Broward County Public Schools has installed a District-wide customized security solution, named Raptor, to protect students on school campuses and comply with the Jessica Lunsford Act. The Act, which took effect in September of 2005, established safeguards to prevent sexual offenders or predators from having access to Florida public school district campuses.

    The District will be able to document and track all visitors as they enter and exit school sites, using Raptor technology. The system offers high-speed security checks against local, state and national sex offender databases and against state and local law enforcement files. The system can also be used for authorizing student pick-ups and monitoring daily, weekly and monthly visitor logs.

    One of the unique features of the Raptor System is its network connectivity. The system can serve as a District-wide messaging center, providing schools information such as Amber Alerts, hurricane warnings, lockdowns or other emergency communications in real-time.

  • 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.

  • 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.


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