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.

  • DHS Protocols and Procedures

    Students and parents are strongly encouraged to study the Broward County Code of Student Conduct. This booklet lists the District’s rules for students in Broward County. The rules apply to all activities occurring on school grounds, on other sites being used for school activities, and on any vehicles authorized to transport students. 

    Broward County has a Zero Tolerance Policy. At no time is it appropriate for any student to possess or bring a weapon of any kind onto a school campus. Any student who is determined to have brought a firearm or knife to school, to any school function, or on any school-sponsored transportation will be recommended for expulsion. Toy guns, ammunition, and any tools or instruments used in a threatening way have been added to the list of Class B weapons. 

    At no time are students allowed to possess, use, sell, or transmit drugs, alcohol, or tobacco products. They may not possess drug paraphernalia or transmit over-the-counter medications. Violation of District drug and substance abuse policies could lead to suspension or possible expulsion.

  • 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/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. 

    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.

    Sign-outs, excused absences, and tardies will now be used to determine patterns of non-attendance. If a student is out of class 30 hours (5 days) in any marking period or 60 hours (10 days) within 90 days, the student will be out of compliance. Sanctions may include: 

    • Loss of academic credit 
    • Referral to social services 
    • Suspension of driver’s license 
    • Court appearance by parent 
    • Suspension of TANF payments 

    Sign In/Sign Outs

    A parent, guardian, or designated person on the emergency card must come into the Attendance Office to sign the student out. If the person is not listed on the emergency card, they will not be permitted to sign the student out. The sign-in/sign-out will be excused depending on the reason. A student can not be signed out by way of a phone call from the parent, guardian, or the designated person. Students who leave campus without signing out will be considered unexcused.

  • Arrival/Tardy/Dismissal

    School Hours 

    7:40 a.m. - 2:40 p.m. 

    The first bell will ring at 7:33 a.m. Classes will begin promptly at 7:40 a.m. each morning.

    Arriving on time is crucial to our student’s academic success.

    Student drop-off and pick-up on 11th street ONLY.


    Schedule for Opening and Closing of Gates




    Who has Access? 

    27th Avenue 

    6:30-8:00 a.m. 

    2:30 p.m. until busses exit 

    Staff & Busses only 

    11th Street (Bldg. #1) 

    6:30 a.m. stays open with supervision 

    Stays open with supervision 

    Staff and Guests 

    11th Street (Bldg. #6) 

    7:00-7:30 a.m. 

    2:40-3:00 p.m. 

    Staff only 

    12th Court 

    7:00-8:00 a.m. 


    Staff and Student Walkers 

    13th Street 


    2:40-3:00 p.m. reopens based on the time of games. 

    Staff and Student Walkers 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Lost & Found

    Found items are to be turned into security. Books will be returned to the assigned teacher if the teacher's and student's names are not listed in the book.

  • No Smoking Policy

    Dillard High School is a drug-free school. Absolutely no smoking is permitted on campus.

  • Lunch

    Dillard High School is a closed campus and students are not to leave during the lunch periods. The cafeteria serves a variety of meals that include, but are not limited to, hot and cold sandwiches, salads, soups, pizza, vegetables, etc.

  • 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

  • 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. 

    Student Parking

    Students must have a decal to park in the student parking areas. 

    Please do not leave valuables in your car.

  • 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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