Hull School-Wide SOAR Expectations
Hull has established policies to help make our school a productive, supportive, and safe place for student learning. We have outlined four school-wide expectations as our foundation for student success.
S: SHOW EFFORT
O: OFFER KINDNESS
A: ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY
R: RESPECT EACH OTHER AND OUR CAMPUS
Infractions of J.H. Hull’s policies/expectations will result in consequences in accordance with the TUSD Discipline Matrix.
General School Policies
School office hours are 7:30am – 4:00pm. The main office provides services to conduct school business, maintain student records, offer emergency assistance and provide information to the community.
In order to enter the office parents, guardians, and guests must be prepared to show a government issued photo ID. Names of parents and guardians must be current on PowerSchool in order to pick up students during the school day.
No drop-off of lunches or items to the Office.
Students are expected to arrive on-time to all classes, including first period. Students who are tardy to first period class are required to report to the Attendance Office to check in, pick up a Tardy Slip and immediately report to their first period teacher. All other tardies are recorded by the appropriate teacher. Those students who are habitually tardy (tardy three or more times) will be assigned consequences.
If a student needs to leave campus early parents must notify the Attendance Office in writing. Students must bring a written note to the Attendance Office before school begins to obtain an Off Campus Pass. Parents can then meet their child in the office where they will sign them out at the front desk. It is against school policy to release any student from campus on the authority of a phone call only. All off campus passes must be returned to the attendance office the day/period the student returns to school.
When returning to school from any absence, students must bring a note signed by a parent or guardian stating the exact date and reason for the absence. The note should be turned in to the Attendance Office before school. It is not necessary to phone the school regarding student absences. Please try to schedule doctor or dental appointments during non-school hours or attend school for at least part of the day so you are not counted absent for the entire day.
If you are ill, most assignments can be made up when you return to school. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain work missed from the teacher(s) due to an absence.
If you will be on vacation for 5 or more days, please pick up an “Independent Study Contract” from the Attendance Office to complete class assignments for credit during your absence. This does not apply to absences due to illness.
Cell Phone Policy
The cell phone policy is designed for students to have the best educational and social experience at Hull. The following rules must be followed in order to maintain a socially-healthy and learning focused environment.
- All cell phones will be turned off and put away upon entering school. They can be turned on after the last bell rings to go home.
- Students are not to wear airpods, earbuds or headphones on campus.
- Students can use an iWatch for telling-time purposes. However, it is to be on airplane mode in class.
- In case of an emergency, if a student needs to contact their adult, or vice-versa during school hours, the contact can be made through the school office.
Cell phones in the classroom
- There may be times when your teacher asks you to use your phone for an educational experience. That is the only time your phone should be out in class.
- If a cell phone is out and/or being used without permission, the teacher will confiscate the cellphone.
- Students can pick up their phone directly from the teacher and/or the administration office at the end of the school day.
- First infraction: Cell phone will be confiscated. Students will pick up their phone from the office or teacher’s classroom. Student will be given a verbal warning and infraction will be recorded in PowerSchool
- Second infraction: Cell phone will be confiscated. The students’ adult will be notified and will need to pick up the phone from the office at the end of the day. Administrator will review the school policy with the student and their adult. Infraction will be recorded in PowerSchool.
- Third infraction: Cell phone will be confiscated. Parents will be notified and the student will lose the cell phone privilege for the rest of the school year. Students will have to turn in their phone to the administration office at the beginning of the day and will pick up the phone on their way home. Infraction will be recorded in PowerSchool.
Dress Code Policy
In order to maintain a respectful, safe, and supportive learning environment, the following guidelines shall apply to all regular school activities at the discretion of site administration.
- Shoes must be worn at all times. Students must wear flat, closed shoes.
- Clothing, jewelry and personal items (backpacks, fanny packs, gym bags, water bottles etc.) shall be free from writing, pictures or any other insignia which are vulgar, profane, or of a sexual nature, or bear drug, alcohol or tobacco company advertising, promotions and likenesses, or which advocate racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, or religious intolerance.
- Due to student identification and campus security concerns, hoods are not to be worn at any time.
- Clothes shall conceal undergarments at all times.
- Swimwear, excessively short skirts/shorts, excessively low cut or high cut tops, tube tops, and lingerie are not appropriate school wear.
- Self-selected hats and beanies may be worn on campus. All headwear must be free of vulgar, profane, or content of a sexual nature, or bear drug, alcohol or tobacco company advertising, promotions and likenesses, or which advocate racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, or religious intolerance. Beanies may not cover students’ ears.