All terms and policies are in detail in the Student Handbook.
Dress Code Policy
The rule of thumb with regard to appearance is the Biblical standard of modesty and moderation. If it seems questionable to student and parent, it is probably not appropriate for school. If a student is found to habitually wear jewelry, hairstyles, make-up, etc. deemed inappropriate, this may be cause for discipline or a parent conference. The administration reserves the right to determine and make the final decision regarding the appropriateness of any student’s appearance.
Back Pack Kids
During the 2017-18 school year, over 650 elementary and middle school children in DeSoto County schools will receive backpacks filled with food to take home each Friday. Volunteers from local businesses, clubs, organizations and government agencies are invited to spend one hour every other week to pack the backpacks. Over 11,000 backpacks of non-perishable food were distributed in the 2016-17 school year and we expect that number to continue or even rise.
This program begins mid-September and runs through early May of each school year.
This Wellness Policy was designed to comply with provisions set forth in Section 204 of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act as well as the United States Department of Agriculture’s final rule, “Local School Wellness Policy Implementation under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.” This policy also incorporates Chapter 5P-1.003 (2)(d) of Florida Administrative Code (FAC), which required LEAs to establish Healthy School Teams for all schools by June 30, 2015.