It is a desire of the Administration and staff that all
students conduct themselves in a manner demonstrating respect for their
fellow students and the school in general. Any student in violation of
the "Code of Conduct" will be assigned appropriate disciplinary
CODE OF CONDUCT
The Board of Education of the Francis Howell School District takes
great pride in the accomplishments, diversity, positive behaviors and
aspirations of the district's many students. The Board of Education recognizes
the growth challenges experienced by young people of all ages and their
need for an educational setting which respects their individuality while
directing their efforts in a safe, harmonious and effective manner. The
purpose of the Code of Conduct is not to punish students but to provide
an avenue for positive change of behavior. Policies of the Francis Howell
School District and its member schools are designed to contribute to a
positive environment focused on safety, achievement and personal success.
It is the responsibility of both the student and parents to familiarize
themselves with the Code of Conduct which is provided on the first day
of school or upon enrollment.
STUDENT CONDUCT AT ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS
Students are responsible for their conduct at extracurricular and school
related activities and events. In this regard, the Board approved Student
Code of Conduct applies to any and all curricular, extracurricular and
school sponsored activities, on or off the campus, day or night. Students
choosing to violate any portion of the Code of Conduct will be held accountable
in the same manner as they would during the regular school day.
Students are encouraged to: cheer opposing teams and officials
when introduced; cheer all good plays; be a positive influence on everyone
around them; treat all opposing players and fans courteously, be humble
in victory and gracious in accepting defeat...and are expected to respect
the playing of the National Anthem.
We, the members of the Activities Advisory Council,
1. Insist that Central students' sportsmanship reflect
favorably upon themselves and the reputation of the school;
2. Encourage cheering that is positive, appropriate and
specific to our teams' efforts and discourage cheering that is derogatory,
distracting, or demeaning to any opposing team or contest participant;
3. Respect the solemn right of all Americans in honoring
their country through the playing and singing of the National Anthem;
4. Strongly object to the throwing of any objects at any
person(s) at any time during a contest;
5. Conclude that all foot stomping in bleachers be curtailed
in consideration of safety concerns regarding the danger of bleacher
6. Ask that all spectators show consideration for the
rights of others to support their team and enjoy the excitement of interscholastic
7. Forewarn Central's students and spectators that some,
if not all, away contests, and all post-season contests, sanctioned
by the Missouri State High School Activities Association, including
districts, sectionals or regionals, and state, may restrict or prohibit
some cheering activities considered unacceptable at seasonal contests
at home, and, in consideration, endorse the full compliance and cooperation
of our students and fans at these events.
Above all else, safety and good sportsmanship will be
maintained throughout the duration of any contest.
FUNDAMENTALS OF SPORTSMANSHIP
High school athletes who perform here are friendly rivals as members of
opposing teams. They are not enemies.
This, basically, is the theme of interscholastic athletics....the
idea of friendly competition. The visiting team on any given night and
in every interscholastic game is a guest of the home team. They are expected
to be so regarded and so treated.
The officials are individuals who, by agreement between
the competing teams, are assigned to administer the rules of the game.
Their experience and integrity qualify them for their part in this friendly
interscholastic contest. This attitude of sportsmanship should be reflected
by all spectators, too, no matter what their personal feelings of loyalty
may be to one or the other of the teams in the contest.
SEARCH AND SEIZURE
Any school official, whether he be a teacher or principal, has a responsibility
for the general well being of any and all students enrolled in school.
As such, the official has certain privileges that a law enforcement officer
does not have in dealing with one who may be in violation of the law.
A school official is not bound by the restriction of the Fourth Amendment.
Reasonable suspicion alone is sufficient for a school official to question
a student, request that he/she surrender any drug(s) and/or weapon(s)
or search his/her person, property, locker or vehicle. Any student who
refuses to be searched may be suspended.
Pranks of any sort will not be tolerated. Pranks are negative in nature
and can lead to property damage and physical harm to others. Discipline
for pranks will be determined using the Francis Howell School District
Code of Conduct and appropriate legal action may be taken. Furthermore,
seniors who are involved in pranks will not be allowed to participate
in the graduation ceremony.
CODE OF DRESS
Students are asked to dress in a reasonable manner that is in good taste.
Acceptable and unacceptable dress will be determined by the high school
administration. Shoes must be worn at all times. Clothing that will cause
disruption will not be tolerated for either males or females. This includes
any logos, designs or messages considered to be of an obscene or inappropriate
In addition, specific violations include but are not limited
to: male or female clothing that exposes undergarments, stomach/midriff,
the back or shoulders (halters and tube tops are not acceptable forms
of dress). Shoes and shirts must be worn at all times and students are
not allowed to wear headgear or sunglasses.
Certain "gang related" fashions or styles of wearing apparel
are prohibited. Exaggerated sagging will not be tolerated. Pant legs,
sleeves, or any garment worn must be worn without orientation to the left
or right. In addition, chains used with men's wallets will not be allowed
Students must sign discipline notices when requested by a staff
member. The signature only means the student has read the notice. Refusal
to sign may cause further disciplinary action.
DETENTION STUDY HALL
Detention study halls are held twice a day every Monday through Thursday.
A detention study hall is forty-five minutes long. Morning detention is
held from 6:30-7:15 a.m. and afternoon detention is held from 2:30-3:15
p.m. THERE ARE NO DETENTION STUDY HALLS ON FRIDAYS. Saturday detentions
are offered (except during school vacation periods) from 9:00 a.m. until
noon. Students must arrive at 9:00 a.m. for entry. Parents are responsible
for transportation regarding detentions and students should leave campus
immediately following dismissal from detention. Exceptions to this rule
can be arranged through the student's principal. (Refer to After-School
Activities on page 19.)
Students who do not take their detention(s) by the assigned
deadline date will be considered truant unless they have received prior
permission from their principal.
If a student is absent from school on the date a detention
deadline was assigned, IT WILL BE THE STUDENT'S RESPONSIBILITY TO FULFILL
THIS OBLIGATION the first day back in school. If, for example, a student's
deadline was on Tuesday, but the student was absent, the detention must
be served on the first day back to school. If, in this case, the student
returns on Wednesday, the student would report to detention study hall
that afternoon. If the student was assigned a deadline on Thursday, but
was absent, and returned to school on Friday or Monday, that student would
report to detention on Monday (No detention study hall on Fridays). FAILURE
TO ASSUME THIS RESPONSIBILITY WILL RESULT IN THE STUDENT BEING CONSIDERED
TRUANT FROM DETENTION.
A student who is unable to take an assigned detention and
has a legitimate excuse, MUST CONTACT THE PRINCIPAL, PRIOR TO THE DEADLINE,
TO ARRANGE FOR AN EXTENSION. STUDENTS CONTACTING THEIR PRINCIPAL AFTER
THEY HAVE MISSED DETENTION WILL BE CONSIDERED TRUANT FROM DETENTION.
Students truant from detention for the FIRST TIME in a semester
will be assigned a make-up detention as well as one extra as a consequence.
Students truant from detention for the SECOND TIME in a semester may be
suspended for a minimum of one day.
There are no excused absences from detention unless it has
been approved in advance by a principal. In most cases, a student requesting
to be absent from detention even though it is before the assigned deadline,
will be assigned one additional detention.
RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR DETENTION STUDY HALL
1. Students will not be allowed to enter detention if
they are tardy (late is truant).
2. Students are not allowed to leave the room for any reason during
the detention period.
3. Students may not leave campus between the end of school and the beginning
of afternoon detention study hall.
4. Students are expected to bring study materials.
5. No talking, sleeping, or eating is permitted.
6. Students must leave the building immediately after dismissal from
afternoon and Saturday detentions; books necessary for homework and
coats to be worn home should be brought with students.
Saturday detention is held from 9:00 a.m. until noon. Up to four detentions
may be served during the three hour Saturday detention (each detention
equals forty-five minutes). Regardless of the number of detentions to
be served, students must be in the detention room before 9:00 a.m. sharp.
Students must have made arrangements to leave campus promptly immediately
after the conclusion of detention.
IN-SCHOOL ALTERNATIVE PROGRAM (ISAP)
The In-School Alternative Program (ISAP) is designed to be an alternative
to out-of-school suspension. ISAP is an optional disciplinary alternative
that may be assigned by a student's principal. The program is a closed-room
environment, monitored by a staff member trained to provide assistance
to students. Curricular assignments are scheduled by the classroom teacher
and sent to the ISAP room. This program allows students the opportunity
to receive credit for course work, while isolating them from the school's
daily activities. Students may be visited by their teachers, counselor
and principal while in ISAP.
Specific ISAP rules are posted in the ISAP room. Failure
to comply with ISAP rules will result in external suspension.
GENERAL INFORMATIONAFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
Students on campus after 2:30 p.m. must be involved in a school-sponsored
and supervised activity (except in the case of detention study hall,
in which case, at its conclusion, a student must have made arrangements
to leave campus promptly.) Exceptions for staying past 2:30 may be made
on an emergency basis throught the student's principal.
School transportation is provided for every student at FHC. Students are
under the supervision of and accountable to the bus driver on the way
to and from school. Unacceptable behavior may result in disciplinary action
which could include suspension from the bus or school. (See Student Code
of Conduct for Inappropriate Behaviors)
CARE OF SCHOOL PROPERTY
Students are held responsible for proper care of school property. The
defacing or destruction of school property is a violation of Missouri
State Law. Any person who willfully defaces or destroys any school property
can be expected to pay the actual amount of repair/replacement according
to Missouri Law and face appropriate disciplinary action.
DISTRIBUTION OF LITERATURE
Anyone wishing to distribute unofficial written material must first submit
a copy of the material to the principal 24 hours in advance of desired
distribution time for approval. The following information will also be
1. Name and phone number of the person submitting request.
2. Date(s) and time(s) of day of intended display or distribution.
3. Location where material will be displayed or distributed.
4. The grade(s) of students to whom the display or distribution is intended.
All of the above must be submitted to the principal. Within
24 hours of submission, the principal or designee will render a decision
whether the material may be distributed.
For the safety of students and staff, fire, earthquake and tornado drills
will be conducted at designated intervals throughout the school year.
Never leave a class without a hall pass stating name, date, time and destination.
This is the student's responsibility. If it is necessary for a student
to be in the hall during class time, the student's supervising teacher
must issue a hall pass. Any student in the hall during class without a
hall pass will be referred to the assistant principal for disciplinary
Francis Howell Central High School advocates, endorses and
promotes an environment free from harassment of any kind. We believe that
every student should be able to pursue his or her education without the
distraction of harassment (e.g. - inappropriate touching, hitting, kicking,
shoving, pushing, name calling or teasing.)
If you are the victim of verbal or physical harassment,
please let a school official know. Tell a teacher, principal, counselor
or school resource officer so that the issue can be addressed appropriately.
Those found to be in violation of District policies regarding
harassment will be subject to disciplinary action. Offenders may also
be subject to formal investigation/complaint procedures, and law enforcement
may be involved in this process.
Students will be a assigned a Homeroom teacher. A schedule will be distributed
and Homeroom will be at the call of the principal. Homeroom is designed
to take care of class and Student Council business. Students are expected
to attend and be prompt to Homeroom. Tardies to Homeroom are accumulated
the entire year and do not change to zero as with other classes.
ID's must be carried by the student at all times and surrendered
upon the request of district personnel. Failure to do so may result in
disciplinary action. The student ID also serves as a school library card.
The prompt replacement of a lost ID card is the responsibility of the
student. The replacement cost is $3.00 and it may be obtained in the office.
There are days when bad weather affects the roads of the school
district to the point that it would be hazardous to attempt to transport
students to school. On these days, designated school officials go out
and test the roads at approximately 3:30 a.m. These officials then make
a decision about 4:00 a.m. to either have school or to call school off
for that day. If school is called off, the Superintendent will call radio
stations: KMOX, WIL, WRTH, KIX, and KWRE, plus television channels 2,
4, and 5. These stations then announce that school is dismissed. If school
is dismissed, all activities scheduled are automatically canceled or postponed.
PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE SCHOOL TO SEE IF SCHOOL IS IN SESSION. This ties
up the school phones. Under some circumstances, it may be necessary to
dismiss school early to assure safe arrival home. When this becomes necessary,
this also will be announced over the above listed stations.
Lockers are issued to all students at the beginning of each school year.
Each student will have an individual locker (although some circumstances
may warrant otherwise.)
The school does not assume liability for any damage to or
loss of belongings stored in lockers. Do not leave valuables of any kind
in your locker. If your locker will not open, or if items are missing,
report this to the main office. If you encounter difficulties opening
your locker and find you may be tardy to your next class, contact the
nearest teacher for assistance and a pass to class.
REMEMBER - Your locker is only as safe as you make it; keep
your combination to yourself! Check your locker every time you close it
to make sure it is locked! Students are reminded that lockers are the
property of the school district and may be searched by school administrators
as deemed necessary at any time.
LOST AND FOUND
There is a Lost and Found located in the Attendance Office.
Students walking to or from the campus must not trespass by cutting through
or loitering on neighborhood yards. Homeowners are encouraged to notify
the police when students infringe on their property rights.
School transportation is provided for every student at FHC. Parking permits,
however, may be issued by Mr. Dave Stofer's office for curriculum or sport
related activities when self transportation is necessary.
COST OF PARKING PERMITS
$40.00 -- FULL YEAR (Work Program Students Only)
$20.00 EACH SEMESTER (Tech Students)
$13.00 -- SEASONAL (Sports/Activities - 3 seasons)
$3.00 -- DAILY - IF PURCHASED THE DAY NEEDED
$2.00 -- DAILY - IF PURCHASED AHEAD OF TIME
Students cannot drive to school without a permit. Students with permits
must park in designated areas on campus in assigned parking spaces . Students
parked illegally (i.e., without a permit, on grass areas, reserved, no
parking or visitor areas, double parking, parking in a non-assigned space,
etc.) will be subject to fines and disciplinary action. Students who drive
must arrive on campus by 7:15 a.m. and go directly into the building.
STUDENTS ARE NOT TO LOITER ON THE PARKING LOT. Students who must park
on campus for a special need on a particular day should arrive at the
parking office (Mr. Krueger's office) no later than 7:00 a.m. to obtain
a daily permit and a parking assignment.
In addition to the above, students who are issued a parking permit must
obey Missouri driving laws and the campus speed limit of 15 M.P.H.
Students must also carry liability insurance. All pertinent
information regarding insurance, licenses, etc., must be on file with
Mr. Dave Stofer's Office (assistant principal) prior to the issuing of
a parking permit.
Radios and players are not to be brought to school. Students bring these
items at their own risk.
FLOWERS AND BALLOONS
The sending of flowers and balloons to students is discouraged. On delivery
to school, these items will be held in the office until the end of the
Forms are available for accident insurance to be purchased at school.
One type covers accidents only at school; the other covers accidents for
a twenty-four hour period. This insurance is not compulsory but has been
valuable to many students.
This class is designed to be used by students who need or desire extra
time to study assignments or read. Students will be expected to bring
their own materials to class and to work throughout the hour. No academic
grade will be given. A student may select this elective twice.
The office telephones are not to be used by the students. Pay phones for
student use are located in the building. These phones may be used before
and after school and during lunch with a pass from the principal on duty
in the cafeteria. Any other use of the phone requires a pass. Please be
considerate of others and limit phone calls to three minutes. Tardies
to class due to phone usage are considered unexcused. Personal calls and
messages to students cannot be accepted through school phones. These lines
must be kept open for school business. Students will not be called to
the phone. Messages are a disruption of class time and cannot be delivered
except in the case of a family emergency. Please make appointments, bus
plans, alternate car rides, etc. before your child leaves for school.
CELL PHONES AND PAGERS
While cell phones and pagers may be brought on campus, they must not be
used during the school day. Furthermore, these devices must be stored
out of sight during the school day. STUDENTS BRING THESE ITEMS AT THEIR
Students are responsible for textbooks assigned to them by specific identification
numbers. Fines will be assessed against students for books that are lost
or damaged. Students must return the specific text assigned to them.
TRAFFIC IN HALLWAY
To help reduce congestion in the hallway follow some simple rules:
Walk on the right side of the hall, and do not stop and talk in intersections.
There will be some areas that standing will not be allowed as not to block
the flow of students.
VISITORS TO CAMPUS AND STUDENTS' GUESTS
Due to our size, student guests will not be permitted. Guests brought
to school will be asked to leave.
FRANCIS HOWELL SCHOOL DISTRICT INFORMATION
Francis Howell School District Administration Office
4545 Central School Road
St. Charles, MO 63304
DISTRICT POLICY AGAINST DISCRIMINATION
It is the policy of the Francis Howell School District not
to discriminate on the basis of race, sex or handicapped status in its
educational activities or employment practices.
Inquiries related to race or sex discrimination should be
Ms. Nancy Crystal, the District's designee for the Title VI, Title VII
and title IX compliance.
Mr. Pat Houlahan for the Americans with Disabilities Act
Ms. Judy Cochrane for the Drug and Violence Free Workplace Act.
Inquiries related to handicapped status should be referred to the Director
of Special Services.
District offices are in the Francis Howell Administration Building, 4545
Central School Road, St. Charles, Missouri, 63304. The telephone number
is (636) 441-0088.
The Francis Howell School District does not discriminate
in its educational or vocational programs. Any student who feels they
have been treated unfairly on the basis of sex, race, ethnic background
or handicapped status should speak with their counselor or principal or
contact the appropriate individual designated above.
FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT OF 1974 (FERPA)
This information is attached to the Student Code of Conduct.
Please refer to the information there.
SPECIAL EDUCATION IN FRANCIS HOWELL SCHOOL DISTRICT
A free, appropriate public education is available to all
handicapped children ages 3-21 years residing in the Francis Howell School
district. A full range of services are available to all handicapped children:
multi-handicapped; mentally handicapped; learning disabled; behaviorally
disordered; speech/language disordered; deaf/blind; autistic; orthopedically
handicapped/other health impaired; visually impaired; and severely handicapped.
These same services and related services are also available to handicapped
students residing in the district attending parochial and private schools.
The school district is also responsible to conduct an annual
census for the handicapped (birth-21 years) to be completed each year.
Information collected is treated confidentially. Needed for the census
on each child is: name of the child; parent or guardian's name and address;
the birth date of the child; the handicapping condition(s) of the child;
and the services provided to the handicapped child. Information will be
collected by the district by May 1. If you know of a child needing services,
contact: the Director of Special Services, Francis Howell School District,
4545 Central School Road, St. Charles, MO 63304 or call (636) 441-0088.
To see your counselor:
Obtain a Counselor Request Form from the Guidance Office.
For scholarship information:
Check the daily announcements and the Guidance Office.
To see the nurse:
Ask the teacher for a hall pass to the nurse.
You would see your principal for:
Disciplinary matters/Questions or concerns.
To purchase a replacement I.D. badge:
See the secretary in the Attendance Office.
To drive to school:
Obtain a parking permit from Mr. M. Krueger (Asst. Principal)
For information regarding activity schedules/eligibility:
Contact the Activities Office
call the Sports Hotline Voice Mail. 939-8530 x 1505
For your locker assignment or troubles with your locker:
See the receptionist secretary in the Main Office.
To use the library:
Obtain a pass from the teacher making the library assignment.
To use the phone:
Get a pass from the appropriate teacher to use a pay phone. Do not use
the office phones.
To check in and out of school:
Obtain permission from the Attendance office prior to leaving or entering
school for the day.
For a pre-arranged absence:
See the secretaries in the Attendance Office three days in advance of