Policies & Procedures
New to Webb
This year at Webb Middle School we are encouraging students to follow the Bear Necessities. This is a setting the culture of the school and teaching our students to be respectful, curtious, and responsible. Students that are seen by staff on campus showing traits of Bear Necessities will be given free dress pass by Mr. Washington.
Arrival at School
- The school building will open at 8:00 a.m. Upon arriving at school, students are to report directly to the P.E. gym. All students, including those involved in clubs, teams, and special programs are to wait in the P.E. gym until released for activities, breakfast or tutoring.
- Drop off procedures
- The Texas Education Code requires each student to attend a minimum of 90% of the school days per semester to receive credit for that semester.
- When a student is absent from school, a parent should call the attendance office as early in the day as possible to give the reason for the absence. The school number is (972)675-3080. A written note is also required. Written notes must include the student's name, student ID number, date of absence, reason for absence, parent signature, and daytime phone number of the parent. If a call or note is not received within three days of the absence, the absence will be considered unexcused. Students who are truant from school will be placed in the Reassignment Room and will be ticketed for failure to attend class.
- On a student's third consecutive day of absence, parents may request assignments through the office. Assignments requested before 9:00 a.m. will be available at 4:00 p.m.
- Students entering the school late or leaving school early must sign in/out through the Attendance Office.
- If you have any questions regarding attendance please contact Gabby Murillo Serna at extension (972) 675-3080 ext 51601.
The Webb Bear Pact has been developed in order to guarantee each student the excellent educational climate that he or she deserves. The Bear Pact is a school-wide discipline plan involving students, parents, and staff members. It consists of guidelines for student conduct and consequences for misbehavior. The plan will be in effect at all times.
- Classroom intervention (assigned seat, time out, privileges revoked, etc.)
- 20 minute detention at teacher discretion plus parent contact.
- 40 minute detention at teacher discretion plus phone call to parent.
- Office Referral.
- Extreme Clause: Student will be escorted to office for extreme disruptive behavior.
What is standardized dress?
Standardized dress is made up of clothing that meets a particular description but is not a specific brand of clothing. Any brand is fine as long as no logos or brand names are visible. Depending on the brand you choose, standardized dress can be less expensive than buying regular school clothes.
Standardized dress includes:
- Shirts - red, navy or white polo-style knit shirts with collars; may be long or short sleeves (no undersized or extremely short sleeves). Shirts must contain buttons (no snaps). All shirts must be tucked in, shirts may not be excessively bloused, and the belt area of the pants must be visible at all times. All shirts must be of appropriate size and fit.
- Pants, Slacks, Trousers - navy or khaki traditional style (no pipe pants or jeans). Pants must be worn at the waist level at all times (no sagging). All pants, slacks and trousers must be of appropriate size and fit.
- Capris, Skorts, Skirts- Girls may wear these in navy or khaki, knee-length or longer
- Walking shorts - navy or khaki, knee-length or longer, finished hemline, same style as pants
- Sweatshirts or Sweaters - red, navy or white, pullover style, long sleeves (no hooded sweatshirts allowed); sweaters may also be cardigan style (button up). All sweatshirts and sweaters must be of appropriate size and fit.
- Hoodies- Allowable hoodies include: Webb Hoodie, any GISD High School , any college hoodie or solid color (any solid color) with at most a pocket size logo (example: Nike logo)
- Shoes and Socks - suggested footwear includes tennis shoes, loafers, dress shoes or other closed toe and heel shoes; shoes must enclose the entire foot; tennis shoes will be necessary for PE class. No house shoes, slides or flip-flops will be worn to school.
- Belts - brown or black belts are required for pants, shorts or skirts that have belt loops.
The following will not be worn:
- Baggy or oversized clothing.
- Leggings and yoga pants.
- Sunglasses, gloves, or hand coverings.
The following accessories are not permissible:
- Earrings on boys (including temporary posts)
- Bandanas or sweat bands
- Studded or spiked bracelets and belts or chains as belts
- Large objects hanging around the neck
- Wallet chains or chains intended for dog collars
- Body piercing except for girls' ears
- Different color shoestrings
- Hair should be kept clean and out of the eyes.
- Hair must be groomed; spiked hair is not permissible; Mohawks are not permissible.
- Outlandish or two-colored hair will not be permitted.
- Haircuts must be uniform in length; no extremes.
- Symbols, numbers, letters and designs may not be shaved into the hair.
- Any hairstyle on any student that causes a distraction is unacceptable.
- No black or blue lipstick or dark lip-liner around the lips.
- No face or body stickers.
- No face, body or hair glitter.
The dress and grooming codes outlined above are not optional and are at the discretion of the Webb Administration. Students will be given disciplinary consequences if they do not follow the dress and grooming codes.
If you have any questions, please contact the school at (972) 675-3080.
Cell Phones and Other Electronic Devices Not Related to Instruction
- Texas State Law prohibits student possession of cell phones and paging devices on school grounds. Laser devices are not permitted at school or at any school activity. Students possessing these items will be subject to tickets and to school disciplinary action. The Garland Independent School District student handbook says that these devices and others not related to instruction such as cameras of IPODS, CD players will be confiscated and returned at the discretion of the administrator.
- First offense - $10.00 charge to return phone back to student.
- If confiscated a second time and retrieved by the student or parent/guardian, an administrative fee of $15 will be charged for the return of the device.
- Students in Garland ISD now have the opportunity to bring their own personal electronic devices to school for educational purposes. With administrator and teacher approval, students may use their devices to access and save information from the Internet, to collaborate with other learners, and to utilize the productivity tools available to them.
- For more information visit: BYOD guidelines
- A clinic is available at Webb for emergencies and illnesses.
- Garland Independent School District School Board policy requires that all medications, both prescription and over-the-counter be kept in the clinic.
- Students will not be dismissed to go home due to illness unless a parent has been notified by the full time registered nurse.
- Students must obtain a pass from their teacher to come to the clinic. Exceptions include: severe bleeding, seizure, problems breathing.
- Students are not to call/text parents prior to seeing the nurse. The nurse will assess the student and if parent notification is needed the nurse will notify parents of student condition.