Policies & procedures

District policies

To support our mission of providing an exceptional education to all students, we have created policies designed to help your student have the best possible education experience.

Visit the Policies page on the district website for additional polices and related information.

Attendance

Students have three ways to get attendance credit

1. Face to Face-Physically on campus with an educational professional

2. Synchronously-Virtual student that is logged in at the time attendance is taken.

3. Asynchronously-Submitted, engaged or made progress on daily assignment before 11:59pm on the date of absence.

Absences Don't Have to Stay Absences

Complete Assignments

If a student misses class, but they login to make progress on assignments the very same day, their absence will be updated to asynchronous present.

Digital Notes

If your student is absent and will not be able to attend virtually or complete assignments online, please submit a notification through Skyward.

Extended Absences

Students experiencing COVID-19 or Flu-Like symptoms should attempt to gain attendance credit virtually, either synchronously or asynchronously, depending on grade level and ability. Parents must notify the campus electronically, and campus staff will excuse the absences for days missed. 

Texas Attendance Laws

Truancy 

Students or parents of students who have 10 or more unexcused absences may get a referral for court proceedings to enforce the compulsory attendance law.

Loss of Credit 

The Texas attendance rules say that a student in grades K -12 must be in a class at least 90% of the time if they want to be sure to get credit for that class.

Attendance PDF in English

Attendance PDF in Spanish

Attendance PDF in Vietnamese

New COVID Guidelines For Excused Notes

From the Attendance Office January 15, 2021

We will accept notes via Skyward and our emails

For our safety, students and parents - we want to practice contactless exchange of parent and doctor notes … between us all in the building.

Please note that the attendance office can only accept six parent generated notes per semester.  While it is our general procedure for students to bring a doctor's note after two days of absence for illness, during the Back to School Transition period, parent provided illness notes that refer to students or household members experiencing COVID-like or FLU-like symptoms will be accepted and may be excused for up to 14 days.  During this time students may still participate in remote learning by completing assignment virtually to qualify for asynchronous attendance.  The original of all doctor's notes must be turned in to the Attendance Office.  Plan for alternative ways to get your sick notes to school.

  1. Skyward Parent Note (Picture/Text)
  2. Email the school attendance clerk and teacher
  3. Fax information with cover page to attendance clerk
  4. Call the school clerk

Notes entered not meeting these requirements will be denied.  THANK YOU for working with us on-line.  Feel free to call the Attendance Office with any questions about this process.

Attendance Office Contacts

Mrs. Serrano -

All of 12th grade and 11th I thru Z Last Names

Email - miserran@garlandisd.net

Ms. Stephens -

11th A-H Last names and all of 10th grade

Email – dstephen@garlandisd.isd

Ms. Gonzalez -

All of 9th grade

Email: jegonzalez@garlandisd.net

Campus Improvement Plan

A Campus Improvement Plan serves as the blueprint for how a campus will address performance objectives and other campus needs that have been identified from a Campus Needs Assessment.

Lakeview Centennial Campus Improvement Plan 20-21 PDF

Parents Right To Know

Parents Right to Know 2020

Parents Right to Know Spanish 2020

Title I

The Campus Parent Involvement Policy explains how our campus supports the important role of parents in the education of their children. We offer a Parent Compact to establish a partnership among parents, school staff, and students for improving student academic achievement.

Online Student Services requests

Do you need to enroll your child, request a transfer, withdraw or request a transcript? It's easy to start common processes at home. Visit the Online Student Services page to get started. 

If you have additional questions, please contact the campus data clerk: 

Marlene Argueta
972-240-3740
msarguet@garlandisd.net 

Emergency response protocol chart

Standard Response Protocol poster

Expectations of students at LCHS

  1. Students will be at school, on time to class, and ready to learn.
  2. Students will have all required books, materials, and supplies when they enter the classroom.
  3. Students will be respectful of the teachers, adults (or guests), and of other students in the school.
  4. Students will respect school property and the property of other students.
  5. Students will follow the rules and the dress/grooming code set by the school.
  6. Students will contribute to a positive school and classroom environment where learning can take place and all students can be successful.

Student dress code

Attire

General: Garments must allow for participation in all regular school activities while maintaining dignity and modesty. All articles of clothing must be worn as they are designed to be worn. Any disruptive or distractive mode of clothing or appearance that adversely impacts the educational process is not acceptable. Dresses, shorts and skirts should be of modest length (length of student’s fingertips in the front and in the back when arms are down at their sides).

Specific: Apparel that advertises or depicts alcohol, drugs, nudity, tobacco products, satanic themes, gang memberships, obscene language or graphics and phrases that are offensive to others are not permitted. Extremely sloppy, badly torn or inappropriately torn/slit/ripped clothing is prohibited. Rips/holes in jeans that expose skin above the finger tip length requirement are prohibited. Extremes in modes of dress, such as see through clothing (i.e. leotards), exposed midriffs, breasts and bare shoulders or clothing normally considered as undergarments are not acceptable. Undergarments should not be visible (i.e. bra straps).

Badges

Student identification badges must be visible at all times. This is a security measure that identifies you as an LCHS student.

If you have lost or misplaced your ID, see Ms. Jones in the front vestibule for a replacement ID. There is a $5.00 cash only fee.

Shoes

Shoes must be worn, however, house shoes/slippers are not permitted. Taps, metal plates, cleats or wheels on shoes will not be permitted.

Hairstyles and Grooming

Hair, including facial hair, must be clean, groomed and by the nature of the style does not intend to create a distraction. Inappropriate hair designs/insignias are prohibited. Hair color that is disruptive or distractive to the school environment is prohibited. Hair must be either a natural color or naturally tinted or colored (i.e. no pink, in a blended and balanced manner and must be kept out of the eyes. Curlers, rollers, hair picks, combs and brushes are not permitted to be worn in the hair.

Accessories

Hats, caps, bandanas, sweat bands, hoods, visors, or other nonreligious head coverings should not be worn in the school building. Jewelry that causes distraction or that could be dangerous to the student or other individuals are prohibited (i.e. spiked/studded jewelry, chokers, dog collars, necklaces made out of safety pins or chain links, etc. Facial and body piercing of any kind is prohibited. All inappropriate or distractive tattoos must be covered at all times while in the school building or at school-related activities, or school-sponsored events, nondistractive tattoos may also be required to be covered (administrator discretion). Headphones and earbuds are not to be worn anywhere but the cafeteria. Blankets are prohibited.

LCHS dance dress code and expectations

Dress code and behavior expectations for LCHS dances (Homecoming, Legacy, and Prom)

There are dance clubs out in the community designed for teen dancing or students can organize their own dance parties, where the school does not have, and certainly does not want to have any jurisdiction. What styles of dress and behavior occur there will partially be determined by any informed parent’s decision to allow their student to attend or not. But for a school dance, where we have the authority and the responsibility to maintain standards that we feel are consistent with our district and our community, we will impose and enforce the following expectations.

If the attire is questionable, students are encouraged to show their evening wear to the administrators beforehand to determine if it is appropriate for the dance.

Girls: Girls will wear semi-formal, formal gowns, or outfits with pants. Strapless and spaghetti straps will be permitted.

Boys: Boys are encouraged to wear a suit or sports coat, but at a minimum they are expected to wear semi-formal wear, such as slacks, nice shoes, and a nice shirt (ties are encouraged, but not required).

The following will not be permitted:

  1. No extremely low cut dresses (front or back) - Front of dress must not fall below bra line.
  2. Two piece formal gowns or pants and top, are ONLY allowed if 2 inches or LESS of midriff is showing.
  3. No see through gowns
  4. No shorts
  5. No jeans
  6. No torn clothing
  7. No facial piercings

**Again, if the attire is questionable, students are encouraged to show their evening wear to the administrators beforehand to determine if it is appropriate for the dance.

A date or guest of an LCHS student attending a school dance must be at least a high school aged student and a Guest Permission Form must be completed and on-file in the LCHS Main Office.

Consequences

Students will not be permitted into the dance or will be escorted out of the dance. No money will be refunded.

If a LCHS student’s date is not a LCHS student (from another school), it is the responsibility of the LCHS student to inform his or her date that the required dress code and behavior codes will apply to the date as well.

Suggestive dancing and public displays of affection

Styles of dancing that the administration /chaperones determine to be inappropriate for a school dance setting will not be permitted. The style of dancing referred to includes dancing in a manner that strongly suggests sexual activity.

Public displays of affection will not be acceptable. The behavior referred to includes kissing or other displays of intimacy inappropriate for a school dance setting.

As parents, we know that you entrust us to provide the best environment for your student not only during the day but at evening activities as well. Monitoring activities such as dance, public display of affection, and attire will allow us to accomplish this endeavor. We will notify you by phone if your student is not being admitted to the dance because of attire or being asked to leave because of inappropriate dancing or conduct.