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Apache Trail High School FAQs:
What are your school colors and mascot?
We are the Apache Trail High School Wolfpack and our colors are BLACK, ORANGE and GREY.
What is your policy on absences?
ATHS has a strict attendance policy to earn credit. A student cannot accumulate more than five (5) absences in any nine week block.
If a student has been absent more than five times the student will need to pick up an attendance appeal form in the office. The parent/guardian will need to fill out the form and attach justification paperwork (e.g. doctor's notes, explanation of bereavement or other documents supporting the extenuating circumstance that caused the absence.
By law, students are expected to attend at least 90% of each class session, within each block, in order to receive course credit. Students that are absent from school on Monday through Thursday are expected to make up the coursework during the same week they were absent by attending school on Flex-Friday. This ensures that the student's grade will not be affected due to late work. Additionally, if a student accrues more than four absences and does not make up the missed class time (tardy time included), he or she will not receive credit for the course or may be referred to administration and be placed on an attendance contract, which may include mandatory detention and assignment to Friday classes.
- PLEASE REFER TO THE STUDENT HANDBOOK AND SIGNED STUDENT COMPACT IN YOUR ENROLLMENT PACKET.
What is your policy on tardies?
Consistent with the absence policy the tardy policy is strict at ATHS. All time accrued by tardies must be made-up by the end of the block or the student may risk having their grade dropped or losing credit. If the student fails to make up tardy time after two (2) tardies an alternate may be assigned or credit will not be applied to their transcript.
Educational time is valuable and students that arrive late to class unfairly cause the teacher and other students to lose some of this valuable educational time. As a result, we are committed to encouraging students to arrive to school on time and we have instituted the following tardy policy:
What is your policy on electronics?
Students may not use cell phones, mp3 players, CD players, PSP's, or other electronics during class time. Parents who need to contact their child must call through the school office. Electronic devices used during class time may be confiscated and in some instances, will not be returned unless the parent retrieves the device from an administrator.
What if I need to contact my student at school?
Calling a child's cell phone or texting is strictly forbidden in class regardless if it is a parent or friend. Should you need to contact your child during school hours, you may call the front office and the receptionist will relay the message or contact the classroom so the student may come to the phone. Every distraction in class interrupts the environment that teachers work diligently to preserve. Cell phones may at any time be confiscated by teachers or administration.
What is your school dress code?
The dress code is a detailed document so for that reason it is highly recommended that parents and students review the complete dress code in the Student Handbook. The following are a few of the more common issues: Strapless tops or tops with straps smaller than two fingers width may not be worn unless covered by a sweater that must be worn at all times while on campus. Undergarments may not be displayed. No slippers or sleepwear is allowed. T-shirts that display offensive material including but not limited to drug/alcohol, gang affiliation, or sexual suggestion is strictly prohibited. Headgear is not allowed in any classroom, office or building on campus. Headgear includes (but is not limited to) ball caps, do-rags, bandannas, hoods, sunglasses and headphones/ear-buds. Colored rags must not be displayed either on person or hanging from a pocket. Shorts or skirts must reach below fingertips when arms are down at sides.
Students who do not follow dress code will have put on a ‘dress code’ shirt or shorts. If the violation is not rectified with dress code clothing a parent/guardian may be called to bring a different outfit. Time lost due to a dress code violation may be required to be made-up after school.
Can my child be picked up from school by anyone?
Due to security issues, students may only be picked up by people previously approved by the parent or guardian upon enrollment into the school. Those who are approved to pick up a student may need to present an ID before the student is released. Approved persons may be added into the school system at any time, but can only be added by a parent or guardian.
Can my child sign him/herself out of school?
If the student is 18 years of age or older, he/she may sign out of school without permission from an adult unless otherwise notified by a parent or guardian. Students that sign out early for the day will be required to make-up all accumulated time due to their departure. This policy and procedure is similar to the Tardy Policy and carries the same consequences.
Please refer to your copy of the student handbook and student compact or call the front office with questions.
Can my child leave campus between classes?
No. Apache Trail High School has a closed campus policy. Students who leave campus between classes and are underage or do not sign out are considered truant and a will be assigned a consequence such as detention or community service. Students also may not leave campus after his/her scheduled classes and come back later to take a late bus home.