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

    IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING. Be a Broward Buddy, Report a Tip!

    Call 911 immediately in an emergency.  If you have a NON-Emergency Safety or Security concern, please report it through any of our available tip reporting tools. (You may choose to remain anonymous or provide contact information for a callback.)

    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!

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  • Safer Watch - Alyssa's Alert

    Safer Watch - Alyssa's Alert Alyssa's Alert Safer Watch, Report Crime and Suspicious Activity, Receive Emergency alerts, Anonymously Submit a Tip Flyer

  • 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 7:45 AM. Students should be in class by the second bell at 7:45 AM.


    Students arriving after 7:45 AM will be considered TARDY. If students arrive after 7:45 AM, the student will need to obtain a pass from the front office to be admitted to class.


    The dismissal time is 2:15 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 1:45 PM. No students will be dismissed 30 minutes prior to the last bell for safety reasons. 

  • 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.

  • 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

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    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.

  • 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.

    Our School Dress Code / Uniform Policy

    School uniforms are MANDATORY.
    Students are required to wear:

    Bottoms Choice: of any khaki or navy blue: pants, shorts, skorts, skirts, or jumpers
    Tops Choice: Choice of white, light blue or navy, or yellow. Must have a collar (Polo or Oxford type)
    Shoes: Sneakers or closed shoes
    On Fridays, students may wear a North Side red t-shirt or solid red collar shirt; with khaki or navy blue bottoms
    During Field Trips, students may wear a North Side red t-shirt or solid red collar shirt; with khaki or navy blue bottoms

    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

      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.

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  • 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.

  • Retention & Promotion

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  • Birthday Celebrations

    Birthday Celebrations
    Parents, please know that the safety of our students at all times is our number one priority. We also strive to maximize our instructional time in the classroom; therefore, we need to clarify how we recognize students' birthdays.

    Although we want to acknowledge your child's special day, we encourage you to keep it simple.

    Please bring only one of the following:

    • store bought cookies

    • cupcakes

    • donuts

    You can reserve the grander events for your private time at home and after school. Please refrain from taking pictures, bringing in balloons, flowers, pizza, juice, cake, etc. Thank you very much for your cooperation in this matter.

  • Substance Abuse Prevention: E-Cigarette and Vaping School Curriculum & Resources

    Substance Abuse Prevention: E-Cigarette and Vaping School Curriculum & Resources

    • Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) or vaping of e-cigarettes among youth has become a national epidemic. To provide greater awareness regarding the prevention and intervention resources, Broward County Public Schools has developed a tiered curriculum structure for students. Download the ENDS Currciulum Resources Flyer for more information. (Download Adobe Acrobat Reader to view or print PDF)                                                    

                                                    Click here to access Curriculum & Resources      

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