Montevideo Middle School

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STUDENT RESOURCES

Tips for Success in Virtual School


  1. Create a “school space” where you will learn each day. This may be the kitchen table, your bedroom or any other location where you will keep your school things.

  2. Get up early enough to have time to eat breakfast, brush your teeth and change out of your pajamas!

  3. Make sure that you are ready to log in a few minutes prior to the start of class. Have headphones ready, make sure your Chromebook is fully charged and your power cord is nearby. Be ready with a pencil and paper in case you need to take notes.

  4. If you cannot attend the Live virtual classes, create a schedule for when you will view the lesson. For example, maybe you participate in school from 1:00-5:00 each day because that is a better schedule for your family. Try your best to keep to your schedule.

  5. Take advantage of the office hours. If you are confused, frustrated, or just want to chat, email your teacher and set up a time for a 1:1 video chat.

  6. Develop a system to keep track of your assignments. Try to have viewed all lessons and completed all assignments by Sunday evening so you can start each week fresh. Remember that you will have “live” lessons given during each block on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, as well as an hour of work per block to complete on Wednesdays.

  7. Remember that even though you are home, your internet activity on your Chromebook is still being monitored!

  8. Try your hardest and make the best of it. Online school is a big change, but have an open mind and try to fully participate.

Student Dress Code (RCPS Policy JFC)

For the purposes of this policy and the code reflected in it, the term “dress” includes, for example: clothing; hats; shoes; jewelry; and, any emblem, badge, depiction, symbol, sign, comment, or other items worn or displayed or presented by a student as related to bodily-related attire or accessory. “Dress” does not include any religious symbol or expressive activity by a student which otherwise would not be subject to prohibition or restriction.


In furtherance of the consideration and purpose of this policy, the following dress or attire is prohibited:


  1. Clothing which exposes undergarments;

  2. See-through apparel;

  3. Clothing that exposes the midriff, lower back, cleavage, or bare chest;

  4. Strapless tops or tops with spaghetti straps

  5. Dresses, skirts, pants, or shorts that are shorter than the student’s mid-thigh;

  6. Hats, hoods, or head coverings inside the school building, unless they are required for religious or medical reasons;

  7. Sunglasses or other obscuring glasses inside the school building, unless they are required for medical reasons;

  8. Spiked accessories or wallet chains;

  9. Extremely tight pants worn without clothing which covers the student to mid-thigh, including, but not limited to: yoga pants, leggings, spandex shorts, compressions shorts, “jeggings,” or tights;

  10. Jewelry, including facial or body piercings, that is actually or likely to be disruptive, distracting, or hazardous to the student or other students in the student’s presence;

  11. Dress that promotes, depicts, or in any way affirms, explicitly or implicitly, drugs, tobacco, alcohol, or illegal activity, including gang activity;

  12. Dress that promotes, depicts, threatens, or in any way affirms, explicitly or implicitly, violence, profanity, vulgarity, or sexually implicit or explicit messages;

  13. Dress that promotes or depicts discriminatory messages or practices or that denigrates a particular group of people.

  14. Students are not to have blankets at school.


Consequences:


The administrators of each school shall have the discretion to decide on the consequences of a student’s violation of the Dress Code. Recommended dispositions as a guideline are:


First Offense – Warning with requested change of clothes and notification to parent.


Second Offense – One day of in-school suspension, lunch detention, or Saturday school and notification of parent.


Third Offense – Three days of out-of-school suspension (with required notification to parent).


Fourth Offense – Five days of out-of-school suspension (with required notification to parent).


Fifth Offense – Ten days of out-of-school suspension with recommendation to the Division Superintendent of Schools for regular school suspension for the remainder of the semester or school year (with required notification to parent), with the opportunity to continue academic studies in an alternative setting or arrangement, as may be available.