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

    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. 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. Students should be in class by 8:10 AM. 


    Students arriving after 8:10 AM will be considered TARDY. If students arrive after 8:10 AM, the student will need to obtain a pass from the front office to be admitted to class.


    The dismissal time is 2:10 PM. All students are expected to remain in school for the entire school day. No students will be dismissed 30 minutes prior to the last bell for safety reasons. 

  • 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.

    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
    • 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. 

  • Perimeter Gate Procedures



    • This mandate requires certain changes to our security of perimeter fencing.
    • ALL vehicle traffic will enter and exit the school via the Pasadena Blvd entrance of the school, Gate #3, Parent Drop-off/Pick-up. This includes both morning and afternoon traffic.
    • The entrance by the school cafeteria, Gate #5, is designated for AM DROP OFF ONLY for parents of PRE-K and ESE Students.
    • Gate #5 entrance is also used for BUSES, DAYCARE Vehicles AND EMPLOYEE PARKING only (Front of School).  This includes both morning and afternoon traffic.
    • The perimeter fence in the front of the school (Pasadena Blvd) will be opened from 7:00 AM to 8:15 AM and then again from 2:00pm to 2:30pm. Outside of these window of times, you will need to call the front office (754-323-6900) to request for someone to come open the gate (#5). As such, please plan ahead as any requests for students to be released early will require some time. Additionally, it is important that ALL students are in school on time daily.
    • Please know and understand that we remain committed to the safety and security of our school community. Your patience, cooperation, and flexibility is requested as we move into this new phase of increased security.

  • 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.

    Arrival Procedures

    • There is no supervision on campus prior to 7:40 AM unless the student is enrolled in Before Care. The perimeter gates to the school will be closed until 7:40 am.

      At 7:40 AM, gate #5:  buses/daycare vans and gate #3 will be opened for student arrival access. Please keep traffic moving by staying in your cars and not parking in the fire lane.
    • If you need to attend a conference or come into the front office at any time, please enter gate #5 and park in designated parking spots in the East parking lot near the front of the school.

    Dismissal Procedures:


    All car rider dismissal will take place in the front of the school off Pasadena Blvd, Gate 3, Car Rider Loop.  There are designated students waiting for locations for all grade levels. Students who have younger siblings are to go and stand with their younger siblings in the car loop area. Parents will pull up to the farthest point/sign to pick up their students. 

    Please follow these instructions:

      Put your car dismissal tag on your rearview mirror under the visor on the PASSENGER side so that staff can see the names. You can pick this up at the Meet & Greet or on the first day of school.
    • PLEASE PULL ALL THE WAY FORWARD--DO NOT STOP AND BLOCK THE CAR LINE. We will direct your child to you. It is easier to pull as many cars forward and fill those cars than to load one car at a time.
    • STAY IN THE YOUR LANE! Students will NOT be allowed to enter cars NOT in the pick-up lane.
    • DO NOT PARK YOUR CAR AND GET OUT. You must remain with your vehicle at all times. You may not get out of the car to look for your child. You will be directed where to stop and wait for your child to come to you.
    • DRIVE SLOWLY AND FOLLOW THE DIRECTION OF SCHOOL PERSONNEL. Your patience is appreciated with this new traffic pattern. Please follow the direction of school personnel and demonstrate respect and courtesy for your fellow citizens.


    • Walkers will be able to exit the school via the walker gate on Pasadena Blvd, Gate #2.
    • All walkers will be dismissed on their own from Gate #2. Please make sure that your student knows where to go and what to do. 
    • Due to the high volume of traffic and for safety reasons, all students must go directly home and not linger around. There is NO supervision on campus after 2:30 PM.

    Bus Riders

    • In order for your child to be dismissed on a bus, they MUST be on the bus list for that bus. All students on an SBBC bus will have a bus pass to ride the bus.
    • If the student is to go home to a private aftercare provider (Knob Hill, La Petite, etc.), that agency MUST provide a list with your child's name on it.  If their name is NOT on the list, they will NOT be able to ride that bus. It is imperative that you make sure the private provider has your child on their list.
    •  A student cannot be taken off the bus for a change of dismissal without proof of the change in writing from the parent/guardian.



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