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.
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!
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.
- Make up work for credit and grade is allowed for ALL absences. Learn more about Homework/Makeup Work.
Students must arrive at school on time every day.
Students arriving after the 8:05 school bell must signed-in with a parent or guardian at the Student Affairs office (located at the main entrance). Students arriving late without a parent are to report to lockout in order to receive an unexcused tardy pass. Students who do not sign in will receive consequences in accordance with the BCPS Discipline Matrix. Only those individuals listed on the emergency card filled out at the beginning of school may accompany the student to excuse the student's tardy.
- First Period tardy: (unexcused)
- Must report to lockout (Room 132)
- Students will be able to make up assignments with an excused or unexcused tardy
- Second to seventh period unexcused tardy:
- All students report to lockout in room 132 for a tardy pass to go to class.
- Any tardiness exceeding 10 minutes after the bell will result in the student remaining in lockout for the duration of the class period.
Students are only permitted to sign themselves in if they are providing a note from a physician
The dismissal time is 3:00 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 2:30 PM. No students will be dismissed 30 minutes prior to the last bell for safety reasons.
- Students are expected to be in school on time and are expected to stay for the entire day.
- Each student is permitted (excused or unexcused) 3 sign-ins and 3 sign-outs per marking period (9 weeks). Parent/guardian/emergency card contacts are the only ones allowed to sign a student in or out.
- All subsequent sign-ins and sign-outs will be unexcused unless a doctor's note or a court appearance note is provided.
- First Period tardy: (unexcused)
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.
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.
Appropriate dress and grooming can help to create a positive learning environment. Other attire may be allowed for special school activities with the approval of the school administration. Possible consequences for violating the dress code are found in the Discipline Matrix. Changes in clothing trends will not override the dress code policy.
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 Broward County personnel and South Plantation personnel must wear their ID badges at all times while in the building.
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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.
Students must have a decal to park in the student parking areas.
Please do not leave valuables in your car.
For information on getting a student parking decal, please see the Student Parking Decal page.
Pick Up/Drop Off
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Controlling School Traffic is Essential for Safety
Students should be picked up and dropped off in the car loop only. The entrance to the car loop is located on Rock Island Road at the Sample Road intersection. The Sample Road entrance (front of the school) is reserved for bus traffic and staff/visitor parking only. Any visitors must sign-in in the front office for all conferences, student drop-off/pick-up, or for admittance in the building.
Student IDs play a significant role in the safety and security plan of our school. Students must wear their school-issued ID at all times when on the South Plantation campus.
A valid student ID is required at all times at all school-sponsored events including athletic contests, plays, concerts, and pep rallies in order to receive student status for admission. Any student unable to present a valid ID will be charged adult admission fees.
Students wishing to attend field trips must present their IDs to the supervising chaperone on the day of the field trip. Students without a valid ID before departure will not be allowed to attend the field trip.
Students are not allowed to deface their IDs by coloring, adding stickers, or changing the design of the ID in any Students who alter the original picture and design of their ID must replace the ID and pay $10.00 to do so.
ALL students will be provided two (2) free IDs; the first at the beginning of the 2018-2019 School Year and the second on Picture Day. If the initial ID is lost, prior to Picture Day, purchase of a replacement ID is required.
Students who have lost or defaced their free IDs will have the opportunity to purchase a replacement ID.
- Students will request and pay for the ID in the main office 7:35-9:00 a.m., OR during their lunchtime.
- Students who request a replacement by 9:00 a.m. should come to the Media Center at the beginning of Second Block to pick up their IDs.
- Students without a photo, including new students, should sign up in the main office by 9:00 a.m. and go to the Media Center at the beginning of the second block each day. A Pass will be given once the student receives their ID.
- Replacement IDs will cost $10.00 and are the responsibility of the student. Students who do not have cash will be issued an obligation each time a replacement ID is required.
Students who continually fail to wear their ID will be required to meet with their administrator to discuss disciplinary consequences in accordance with the South Plantation Positive Behavior Plan.