Diamond Oaks Campus Policies & Information
Code of Conduct for Students
At Great Oaks, all teachers and staff work together to ensure your success--in the classroom, in the lab, and in life.
A safe and comfortable environment is essential for all students to be successful. We work to provide the proper setting for our students. This includes expectations that students will treat themselves, each other, the staff, and the facilities with respect and dignity.
We are proud of our students and their efforts to maintain a safe and comfortable school environment. All who attend here agree to abide by the Student Code of Conduct.
The Student Code of Conduct is attached here, along with the complete Student Handbook.
Diamond Oaks is dedicated to providing an excellent educational experience, as well as a safe learning environment for you. In order to provide the best environment for learning, the following items need to be adhered to by all students. It is important you understand and follow these rules as well as the entire code of conduct.
The purpose of our dress code is to prepare students for their chosen career field. All programs have a dress code that is based on industry standards. The uniform for each lab is provided in this mailing. Students are expected to be in their career lab uniforms every day for the entirety of the school day. The school will have a few “Dress Down” days throughout the school year. You will be notified of these days by phone. Students must observe the following dress code rules and regulations on announced “Dress Down” days.
- Shorts, capris, and pajama bottoms are not permitted.
- Leggings, jeggings, and yoga pants are not permitted.
- Pants should not have rips/tears that expose the leg and must be worn at the waistline, so undergarments are not exposed.
- Skirts must be within 4” of the bend of the knee.
- Muscle shirts, tank tops, camisoles, halter tops, or any other thin strapped tops/dresses are not permitted. Clothing cannot expose cleavage, the midriff, bareback, shoulders, or undergarments.
- Sunglasses, hats, scarves, hoods, or all other head coverings are not permitted.
- Clothing or jewelry displaying words or pictures that represent alcohol, tobacco, drugs, weapons, vulgarity, or a topic that would be inflammatory or offensive is not permitted. (I.e. confederate symbols.)
- Shoes must be worn at all times. No slippers or house shoes allowed.
- Clothes must not be too tight or grossly oversized as to cause a disruption.
TARDY TO SCHOOL POLICY
Diamond Oaks has a set tardy to school policy. School tardies (tardies to the student’s 1st assigned class for the day) are tracked on a quarterly basis and will reset at the start of each quarter. All unexcused tardies (i.e. no doctor note, court note, etc.) will follow the following course of action each quarter.
- 1st – 3rd tardy à warning
- 4th tardy à lunch detention
- 5th – 6th tardy à 1 hour after school detention
- 7th – 8th tardy à 2 hour after school detention
- 9th – 10th tardy à 3 hour after school detention
- 11th+ tardy à referral to administration for further consequences
ID badges must be worn by everyone in the building in order to maintain a safe and secure environment. Students will need to have their ID visible throughout the day. ID’s are needed when checking out books from the Cybrary, borrowing loaner laptops, and for use in the cafeteria when you are purchasing your breakfast and lunch. Students will receive one ID with an additional ID kept by the lab teacher.
Diamond Oaks paper hall passes are required to be out of class or lab. You will need your ID to obtain a hall pass. No hall passes will be given the first 10 minutes and the last 10 minutes of each class, during 4th and 5th bell lunches, and after 2:00.
Cell phones and/or other personal electronic devices are NOT to be used in the classrooms/labs during instructional times without instructor permission. They may be used in the cafeteria during your lunch and before or after school. Laptops and other electronic devices can only be used as media players when headphones are used and as long as the instructor has given prior approval. At no time should music be played in the classroom/lab, during lunch or in the hallways without headphones.
The Student Laptop Program at Great Oaks is designed to help students succeed academically and help prepare them for their future. The laptops issued to the students are district property. The student is responsible for the care of his/her laptop/charger. The software installed by the district must remain on the laptop. Students are prohibited from tampering with district-installed software/hardware or installing/downloading other software on the laptop.
FOOD AND DRINK
Water is permitted in classrooms. No other food or drink is permitted outside of the cafeteria during class time. Students are not permitted to leave school grounds for lunch or have lunch delivered to school.
Vandalism and/or destruction of school property, including, but not limited to laptops (no stickers) and classroom/lab materials will not be tolerated. If it should occur the student will face administrative action and possibly criminal charges.
Students should not use profane, vulgar, abusive and obscene language or gestures while at school. If it should occur, it can result in staff and/or administrative discipline as warranted.
BULLYING & HARASSMENT
A student shall not harass, bully, intimidate, degrade, disgrace, disparage, incite, provoke, threaten, or discriminate against any other student or school employee or any other person or otherwise disrupt the school environment. A student shall not commit dating violence. If you are a victim or witness to such acts, it is critical to report the incident to school personnel as soon as possible.