Policies & 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.

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.  To read the Campus Improvement Plan, please see NFHS CIP(PDF).

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.

Dress code

Students must be in compliance with the dress and grooming code the moment they enter the building. Sweatshirts, hoodies, jackets, coats or any other outer garment cannot be used to cover inappropriate attire. In other words, if a student is asked to remove outer wear the student MUST STILL BE compliant with the Dress Code Policy.   Here are the expectations...

Exam exemptions

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

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.

Student identification card

student identification card example

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 $4 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. 

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.

Title one

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.   

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 Skyward, 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.

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:     

Linda Steel 
972-675-3091 
LRSteele@garlandisd.net

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.