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Student Safety



            FOREST HILLS HIGH SCHOOL            ​​​​​​​


RULES AND REGULATIONS

 

1.    Students must carry their photo ID and program cards AT ALL TIMES.  Student photo ID's can be taken in Deans’ office. Replacement cost is $3.00. Students must present their ID and program cards to any adult who requests it. Program cards can be issued in the program office.   

2.    This is a closed campus.  No student may leave the building during his/her school day, 

INCLUDING LUNCH, unless he/she has been signed out by a parent or guardian.   

3.     All students must SWIPE- IN with their ID Cards in the lobby upon arrival. Students will be permitted to exit and swipe through the lobby and exit 14 (near the Boys’ Gym) and exit 9 (near the Girls’ Gym)

4.   Lateness, cutting, and truancy are prohibited and will impact academic success.

5.   Students may not bring any unauthorized person into the school building at any time.  Intruders will be arrested, and disciplinary action will be taken against students who bring   intruders into the building. Parents/guardians with proper identification may sign in with school safety at front desk to meet with members of the staff.

6.   CELL PHONES, I-PODS, PSP, ELECTRONIC TABLETS, E- CIGARETTES AND ALL OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES MAY NOT BE USED IN SCHOOL. If used in violation, cell phones and electronic devices will be confiscated and only parents or guardians will be able to pick them up on FRIDAYS only between the hours of 8:00 and 3:00 in Room 141.  SECOND TIME VIOLATORS will not have the cell phone returned until JUNE, unless he/she is discharged prior to the end of the school year.  All electronic devices may be confiscated and picked up in Room 141 at a later time.

7.   No student may enter the Locker Room without showing his/her program card.  Students may enter the Locker Room during their scheduled Gym periods ONLY. Nothing may be stored in a gym locker except gym attire.  Gym Lockers must be bolted with a SCHOOL MASTER LOCK.  Classroom lockers will not be assigned to any student, and it is advised  that you do not store any personal property in classroom lockers. 

8.   Students must obtain the official pass to go from one place to another in the building.  Students must sign log sheet to leave any subject class.

9.   Students who become ill may not be sent home alone.  A parent or legal guardian must pick the student up at school and obtain a pass from the Emergency Room. All students must have an emergency BLUE CARD on file in the medical and Deans’ offices.

10.  Students are not allowed to smoke or vape in the building or on the grounds contiguous to the school.  NYPD Warning Cards may be issued to offenders and parents will be notified.                                   

11.  Students are not to remain in areas of the building where they are unsupervised.  This includes the auditorium, empty offices, hallways, and classrooms.

12.  Students are to leave the school grounds upon the completion of their school day.

13.  Students cannot use the elevator, unless they have an elevator pass issued in room 141.  A doctor’s note must be brought to school for an elevator pass to be issued.

14.   Effective September 2012, in addition to PSAL eligibility requirements and regulations,  Forest Hills HS, with a vision of strong academic expectations, is requiring all student athletes to maintain a minimum overall Grade Point Average of 75.

15.  STUDENTS MAY ENTER THE CAFETERIA DURING THEIR ASSIGNED LUNCH OR FREE PERIOD.  STUDENTS MUST HAVE THEIR ID AND PROGRAM CARD. STUDENTS MAY NOT PURCHASE SNACKS OR WATER   DURING CLASS TIME. FURTHERMORE, STUDENTS MAY NOT HAVE FOOD   DELIVERED TO SCHOOL, FOR EXAMPLE, DINER, PIZZA, UBER EATS.ETC…

THE FOLLOWING ARE NOT ALLOWED  IN THE BUILDING.

 

1.      Beads, bandanas, flags or other gang paraphernalia or "colors".

   2.      Tank tops, short shorts, midriff, sheer, strapless, Du-Rags, sunglasses, headbands, visors, ski masks, spiked bracelets, inappropriate words or slogans on clothing.

3.      Indecent Exposure-Pants must be pulled up to the waist. No showing of undergarments. 

4.       All chains

               5.       Posting or distributing materials on school grounds.

6.       GLASS BOTTLES.

7.       Skateboards, bicycles, roller blades, or skates.

            8.       Basketballs, soccer balls, bats, or other sporting equipment.

9.       Dice or Cards.

10.     Markers  

11.     Spitting on school grounds.

12.     Helium balloons must be kept in the Deans’ Office until the end of the student’s day. Students are not permitted to carry balloons with them to class.

Engaging in the following behaviors will result in disciplinary action which may include: mediation, restorative approaches, detention, suspension and/or arrest:

1.    Fighting and disrupting the orderly operation of school activities.

2.    Engaging in physical assault and/or sexual assault against students or staff.

3.    Recklessly endangering students and/or staff.

4.    Possessing or using a weapon or a laser light.

5.    Engaging in theft of personal or school property.

6.    Ringing a false alarm or engaging in acts of arson.

7.    Vandalism to school property or property of students or staff, e.g. graffiti.

8.    Gambling

9.    Possessing, selling, or distributing alcohol or drugs.

10.    Engaging in sexual harassment or making inappropriate/offensive comments (slurs against racial/ethnic groups, religious groups, the disabled, those of another gender sexual orientation).

11.   Defying the lawful authority of school personnel.

12.   Using force against or attempting to inflict injury upon school personnel.

13.   Involvement in off-school premises behavior which presents a danger to the health, safety, morals or welfare of the school community or a nexus to the school community.

14.   Selling of non-school fundraising candy or other items is prohibited.

15.   Engaging in harassing, intimidating and/or bullying behavior, including using electronic communication to engage in such behavior (cyber-bullying) based on individual’s actual or perceived race, weight, religion, religious practices, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, or disability; such behavior includes, physical violence, stalking; verbal, written, or physical conduct.

Adherence to these policies by each student will permit our school to function in an orderly manner and will promote academic achievement. 

FAILURE TO FOLLOW ALL SCHOOL RULES AND REGULATIONS IS INSUBORDINATION AND MAY LEAD TO DISCIPLINARY ACTION.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Paul Wilbur, Principal
Harry Bardossas, Assistant Principal, Safety &Security Administration