Appearance and Conduct
The general philosophy of Walla Walla Public Schools with regard to dress is to promote positive relationships and minimize disruptions caused by individual attire to the educational process within the schools. Please wear attire to school that is appropriate to the educational setting, decent, and modest. Any apparel, jewelry, accessory, writing on notebooks, or manner of grooming which, by virtue of its color, arrangement, trademark or any other attribute denoting membership in a gang or advocating drug or alcohol use, sex, violence or disruptive behavior is considered inappropriate. When staff deem that a student’s clothing is a disruption to the educational process, the school reserves the right to modify the dress of a student or students.
BICYCLES, SKATEBOARDS, SCOOTERS, ETC
Students who bring bicycles, skateboards, scooters, etc. to school must comply with the school guidelines. Failure to do so will jeopardize their privilege of bringing their bicycles, skateboard, scooters, etc. to school. Bicycles, skateboards, scooters, etc. should not be ridden on the school property during the school day. Students who ride bicycles to school should keep them securely locked to the bike racks provided. Do not leave bikes unlocked or on campus overnight!
Lincoln’s cell phone policy in the classroom is determined at teacher discretion. Staff may require cell phones to be an “out of sight, out of mind policy” in their classroom. During class time, teachers may require that student cell phones be shut off and put away. Students using cell phones during class time will receive a warning first. If the cell phone continues to be a disruption, staff may confiscate the phone for the remainder of the period and/or day. If cell phone use is excessive and continues to cause a significant disruption to the educational setting, the phone may be confiscated and sent to the office to be collected by a parent/guardian. Students who continue to violate the cell phone policy may lose the privilege to have their cell phone at school.
Students should not bring large amounts of money or items of great value to school. If they must for some reason, the valuables should be left in the office for safe keeping. Electronic equipment such as IPods, MP3 players, Game boys, CD Players, headphones, etc. may be used before school, after school and at lunch. A teacher may grant exceptions in their own classroom if the use contributes to the instructional and/or educational effort. Lincoln’s electronic policy is determined by teacher discretion. During all other times of the day, they should be put completely away unless the teacher has given permission to have them out. If students bring out electronic equipment during the school day, students will first be warned. If it continues to be an issue, electronic devices may be confiscated at the discretion of staff and sent to the office to be collected by a parent/guardian. Any case of theft or vandalism should be reported to the office immediately. The school is not responsible for lost or stolen items, but we will do our best to help students recover their property.
Lincoln has an open campus ONLY during the lunch period. This means that students will be allowed to leave campus during our regularly scheduled lunch time. However, in order for open campus to continue, students must comply with the following guidelines:
1) Students must be back on campus and on time to their afternoon classes.
2) While off campus, students must be good neighbors in our community. This means that they will not litter, they will not loiter on neighborhood sidewalks or in nearby alleyways, and that they will be mindful and respectful of neighbors as well as local community businesses.
3) Students are also asked not to gather in large groups around the surrounding neighborhood.
*If there are an excessive number of students who are absent or tardy to afternoon classes or we are receiving an excessive number of complaints from neighbors and/or businesses in our community, campus will be closed and all students will be expected to remain on the school grounds from the time of arrival until dismissal.