Policies

School Day Start And End Times:

1st period begins at 8:15a.m. Students are considered late at 8:25 a.m..

Dismissal is at 3:19 PM.

Entering The Building:

All Austin Meehan Middle School students will enter the building through our main Entrance (FLAG POLE DESK). After 9:00am the door is locked and the buzzer next to the door must be rung to be buzzed in.

Respect for our Neighbors, our Community, our Building & Campus:

The school day begins when the student leaves the home in the morning and returns to the home in the afternoon.  Proper behavior is expected of every student traveling to and from school.  All school rules apply.  Respect the property of our neighbors.

Lockers (will not be utilized for 2021/2022) If things change we will advise parents / guardians.


Policies:

Below are many of the policies and procedures for Austin Meehan Middle School. Please also take a look at the bottom of our page for links to our student agenda files and additional information.

Student Agenda:

This Student Agenda contains our school rules and policies. Please take time to review this book.

2021-2022 Student Agenda

Student Dress Code:

All students should come to school appropriately dressed. Students should wear:

  • Comfortable shoes, such as a loafer or sneaker—no flip-flops, slides, slippers or backless shoes.
  • Hats and outerwear are not part of school attire. If head coverings are to be worn for religious purposes, parents must notify the school in writing.
  • Bare shoulders, sleeveless T-shirts, tank tops, halter or midriff tops, jeans with holes in them, short shorts and mini skirts are prohibited.
  • Clothing with offensive language, pictures, or symbols are prohibited. 

 

Students may not bring to school:

Radios, CD Players, telephones, electronic games, toys, playing cards, fire crackers, BB guns, water guns, or toy guns. These items will be confiscated and returned only to a parent/guardian.

Note:  The use of a toy gun in a threatening manner may be considered a Level II Offense.

(See School District of Philadelphia Student Code of Conduct)

 

Austin Meehan School Rules:

1. I WILL ARRIVE ON TIME, PREPARED AND READY TO LEARN.

2. I WILL FOLLOW DIRECTIONS AND SCHOOL ROUTINES.

3. I WILL USE KIND WORDS AND ACTIONS.

4. I WILL ALWAYS KEEP HANDS, FEET AND OBJECTS TO MYSELF.

5. I WILL KEEP OUR SCHOOL CLEAN AND SAFE.

6. I WILL HELP KEEP OUR SCHOOL “BULLY FREE”

 

School District Code of Conduct Overview:

Level I Offenses

1.   Disruption of School.

2.   Disruptive and/or offensive use of language/gang colors.

3.   Damage, Destruction or Theft of School Property False Fire Alarm.

4.   Damage, Destruction or Theft of Private Property.

5.   Reckless Endangerment or Threats.

6.   Tobacco Products and Paraphernalia.

7.   Possession of Drugs or Alcohol for Personal Consumption.

8.   Abuse of Computer/Internet Privileges.

Penalties for Level I infractions: detention, suspension, conference with parent, etc

Level II Offenses

9.   Repeated School Violations.

10. Harassment.

11. Indecent Assault or Indecent Exposure.

12. Assault on School Personnel.

13.  Possession of a Weapon Capable of Causing Death or Serious Injury.

14.  Aggravated Offenses.

Penalties for Level II Infractions: EH-21 Discipline Transfer out of the school, placement of student in an alternative education, etc.


Health Services:

If students require medication during the school day, parents must first contact the School Nurse at 215-400-3240.  All medication must be documented and dispensed by the School Nurse.

Any student who needs to visit the nurse must have their teacher call the nurse before sending them down.

Technology:

Each student has or will be given a school district Chromebook to use both at home and while in school. Please make sure they are charged before bringing them into school each day.

NOTE:  Websites and electronic mail, which present obscene, vulgar or threatening messages, lyrics and information, are strictly prohibited for use by students. Any student who abuses the technology in our school will be subject to disciplinary action this includes both virtually as well as in person.

Fire Drill Regulations & SHELTER IN PLACE:

Fire drills are held periodically in compliance with State law, a minimum of 10 times during the school year. The signal for a Fire Drill is the sounding of the fire alarm followed by the ringing of the school bell. Procedures for Fire Drills are strictly enforced:
·   Students must be silent throughout the fire drill. Students form a double line and follow the teacher, moving quickly and quietly to the designated waiting area. Roll is taken.
·   When the bell sounds again, the staff and students quietly return to the school.
·   The Fire Drill is not concluded until the last person has returned into the building.

Shelter-In Place is a protective action that means to stay indoors. Austin Meehan has developed and implemented a Shelter-In-Place drill to protect and house students and staff in the event of a chemical or biological danger outdoors.