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P.S. DuPont Middle School Policies


Student/Parent Handbook
During the first day of school activities, all students will receive copies of the Brandywine School District Code of Conduct and the P.S. duPont Student/Parent Handbook.  The BSD Code of Conduct is the standard of all students and clearly defines expectations for student conduct, as well as consequences for infractions.  The P.S. Student/Parent Handbook provides additional school specific policy, procedure, and protocol and is aligned with the BSD Code of Conduct.  Students will be required to return a signed statement that parents have recieved and reviewed the copies with their student.
 
Copies of the P.S. Student/Parent Handbook will be available for parents at the August Parent Forums (see school calendar on the Homepage) and in the School Information rack just inside the door of the Main Office.

Arrival
In order to ensure a safe, orderly arrival and dismissal, all students will enter and exit the building through the front doors. 
 
Students eating breakfast at school are permitted to enter the building beginning at 7:40 a.m.  All other students are permitted to enter the building at 7:55 a.m.  Students are to go directly to their lockers and report to homeroom.  All students should be in homeroom and ready for morning announcements no later than 8:10 a.m.   Students arriving to homeroom after 8:00 will be marked as tardy.
 
Buses will arrive between 7:20 a.m. and 7:55 a.m. and will use the front driveway to unload students.  For this reason, we ask that parents who are driving children to school to park on 34th Street or Monroe Street.  Students can then use the brickwalkways next to the driveways to come to the main entrance.  To avoid having students cross the bus lane, students should not use the two parallel walkways that lead to 34th Street.  Parents, please do not use the Visitor Parking Spaces in the front of the building during arrival or dismissal times.  Cars located in these spaces will be blocked in as buses arrive. 
Dismissal

Afternoon announcements will be made at 2:10 p.m. each day.  Students will remain in their last period class until the first wave of students are dismissed at 2:45. The second and third wave of studentswave of students are dismissed at 2:48 and the third wave of students are dismissed at 2:51.

 
 Early Dismissals
Students should give parents’ notes requesting early dismissal to one of the secretaries in the Main Office.  Students will be sent to the office at their designated dismissal time only if the parent note requests that the student be waiting in the office. Normal practice will be to have the student remain in class for instruction until the parent arrives.
 
*Parents, we ask for your cooperation in not picking up students early in order to beat the dismissal traffic.  Calling students down for early dismissal results in interuptions of the learning activity.

Agenda Books
Each student is given an agenda book the first day of school. This agenda book should accompany your student throughout the day and be brought home each night for parents to review. Agenda books are instrumental in helping students become organized and responsible with their daily activities and assignments. 
 

Homework

Appropriate homework assignments are an integral part of the educational process in the Brandywine School District. Homework may be considered any learning activity assigned by the teacher for students to accomplish on their own time. All homework assignments will be written the Agenda Books daily. Students should complete their assignments independently. However, homework can provide an opportunity for parents to monitor their child's progress.

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