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.
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.
It is imperative that students arrive at school on time every day. Students are to report to their 1st hour class by the 9:30 AM bell. School doors will be opened at 9:00 AM.
Students arriving after 9:30 am will be considered TARDY. If students arrive after 9:45 am, the student will need to obtain a pass from the front office to be admitted to class.
Parents who pick up students in the afternoon should be at school as close to 4:00 PM as possible. Car riders will be dismissed in the front of the building. It is our goal to make sure that you and your child are safe during afternoon dismissal. In order for the car pick up line to operate efficiently, please stay in your car at all times. For student safety and to avoid traffic congestion, please cooperate with school staff in the car loading areas.
Students are to leave campus by 4:30 p.m. each day unless they are involved in a supervised activity with staff members. No student is to stay after school unless the student has written permission and is staying with a teacher or participating in an organized and approved after school activity.
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.
Plantation Middle School is pleased to inform students and parents that the mandatory Unified Dress Code is in effect for this school year. Plantation Middle School believes that students have the right to attend a safe and secure school where the focus is on academics. It is the intent of the Unified Dress Code that students are dressed and groomed in an appropriate manner that will not interfere with, or detract from, the school environment or disrupt the educational process. All students at Plantation Middle School are expected to adhere to the uniform policy.
Students may wear blue or khaki trousers, pants or capris. Students may also wear blue or khaki shorts (the length of which must extend beyond fingertip reach). Girls may also wear blue or khaki skirts or skorts (the length of which must extend beyond fingertip reach).
Students may wear shirts of red, white, or navy blue. The shirts must be a solid color and have a collar (either polo or oxford style). No emblems or logos are required on shirts or blouses, and shirts must be long enough so that they can be tucked-in at all times.
Shoes must be closed toed, sleepwear, beach attire, slides and sandals are not permitted.
Sweaters, sweat shirts, and jackets are allowed as the school tends to be chilly. These should be of a solid color in red, white, any shade of blue, gray, black, or khaki. Again no emblems or logos are required. A collared uniform shirt must be worn at all times under the sweater, sweat shirt, or jacket. No Hoodies allowed.
Under no circumstances should a parent let their student go to school in jeans or black bottoms.
Donated uniforms are available upon request. Please see your grade level guidance administrator if you need uniform assistance.
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.
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
Parents are not allowed to walk their children to their classrooms.
For security reasons, students are not permitted on campus before 9:00 a.m. and students WILL NOT be released early after 3:30 p.m.
Please know there is no student supervision 30 minutes prior to or 30 minutes after school closing. (F.S. 1003.31 (2))