Policies and Procedures

Instruction drives all policies at Naaman Forest High School. To achieve excellence in education we expect our students to adhere to the following policies.

Attendance

Attendance has proven to play a vital role in a student’s level of academic success. According to the state of Texas, students must be present 90% of the time in a class to receive credit for the course. If a student breaks the 90% attendance rule in a given class, then the highest grade that he/she can receive in that class is a 69. A student may attend Credit Restoration to make up absences in a class so that credit may be received.

Please read the Attendance Policy for information about absences, tardies, and signing your student out of school.

College Visits and Attendance

Juniors and Seniors are allowed 2 excused days for college visits per school year. In order for absences to be excused, documentation from the college/university on their letterhead must be submitted to the attendance office stating you visited their campus. No copies or pamphlets from the college/university are accepted. Emails are not accepted as proper documentation. Please check with the attendance office if you have any questions.

Cell Phones

Possessing a cellular telephone or other communications device at school during the school day is a violation of the Student Code of Conduct. Staff members are asked to confiscate these items and turn them into the main office for safe keeping.

  • A parent may retrieve the device without charge.
    • When the device is confiscated and retrieved by the student an administrative fee not to exceed $15 may be charged.
    • If confiscated a second time, and administrative fee of $15 will be charged.
  • An exception to confiscation is if the student is an active member of a volunteer fire-fighting organization or a volunteer emergency medical service organization.

Dress Code

Good taste, safety, and health will determine our policy on school dress. Please read the guidelines about dress code. 

Exam Exemptions

All high school students will have the opportunity to earn exemptions from a fall or spring semester if they meet the criteria.   Exam Exemption Policies 

Lunch Policies

This is a closed campus. All students must remain on campus at all times. Food is not to be delivered to campus for lunch by anyone, including parents, unless previously arranged with building administrators.

All school lunches will now cost $2.60. The cost of breakfast is $1.30. 

Student Code of Conduct & Handbook

 

Example of student wear ID cardStudent Identification Card

The Student Identification Card (SIC) is part of GISD's safety policies.
Throughout the school day, students must clearly display SICs around the neck with a lanyard. Additionally, anytime they are on GISD property—after-school activities, school-sponsored events, etc.— students may be asked to produce their SIC as proof of identity. The cards may also be used for cafeteria purchases, library and text book check-out, and access to districtwide events/activities.

While every students’ first SIC is provided at no cost, a $3 fee will be charged to replace any damaged or lost cards. New SICs will be issued each school year. 

Tardy Policy

An effective tardy policy must be designed to make the most efficient use of the instructional day for all students. To this end, keeping students in class is key and is the focus of our tardy policy. Tardy policy ... 

Textbook Policy and Fines

Naaman Forest High School is a non-profit organization, but we have to account for every textbook we house on campus, and pay for lost and/or damaged books; therefore, students are responsible for any book issued to them and will be charged fees appropriately in the case of lost, stolen and/or damaged books. Please refer to the Textbook Policy for more information. 

Visitors

Visitors are limited to parents. Please enter through the front door and check in at the kiosk. You will need a picture ID to sign in and receive a visitor's badge.

Weather and Garland ISD

In the event that operations are affected, all employees and student families will be notified by 6 a.m. on school days. An all-call is sent via Blackboard Connect, in addition to postings on the GISD website and GRS-TV. The district will also communicate through its Twitter account, @gisdnews, while informing local news and radio stations.

 


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