Cell Phone Policy
The Poteet ISD Student Handbook prohibits "displaying, turning on, or using a cellular telephone or other telecommunications device on school property during the school day." In addition, at Poteet Junior High, students are not allowed to display or use iPods, MP3s, CD players, and earphones during the instructional day; including both lunch periods, unless being used in class as an instructional tool. All cellular phones, electronic devices, and earphones must be concealed and cannot be held in an external holster.
Students may have operable cellular phones and electronic devices only after-school or off school property. Students who violate this policy will be subject to the following disciplinary measures:
All subsequent occurrences will result in a $15.00 fee being charged for the release of the device.
If the fee is not paid, the school will hold the confiscated phone or device until the fee is paid or the end of the school year whichever comes first.
* Refusal from the student to turn over the cellular phone or electronic device to a teacher or administrator will result in an ISS placement or Suspension.
STUDENT HANDBOOK AND CODE OF CONDUCT 2008-2009 for Poteet ISD:
A student who arrives to an individual class period 25 minutes after the bell will be counted absent. A student who arrives to a class period 25 minutes before the bell will be counted tardy. Repeated instances of tardiness will result in disciplinary action. The following guidelines will be used and will start over at the beginning of the second semester:
2nd Tardy........................Parents will be notified
3rd Tardy.........................Office referral
All subsequent tardies will result in an office referral and will count towards the Discipline Management Plan
Student Success Initiative
The Student Success Initiative (SSI) was created by the Texas Legislature to ensure that all students receive the instruction and support they need to be academically successful in reading and mathematics.
Under the SSI 8th grade students have three opportunities to pass the TAKS grade 8 reading and mathematics test. If a student does not pass one or both tests, the student will be given additional instruction after each testing opportunity. Parents will be notified if their child does not pass a TAKS test that is required for promotion.
STUDENTS MUST PASS THE TAKS READING AND MATH
TESTS TO BE PROMOTED TO THE NINTH GRADE
For more information please visit the state's website at www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/