Parcells Middle School

20600 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236

ABSENCES
Absences should be called in before 9 a.m. on the day of the absence. An answering machine is available 24 hours a day at (313) 432-4601.Please leave your name, your child's name and the date they will be absent. 
 
In the event that your child has an EXTENDED ABSENCE over 3 days, please contact the attendance office to obtain homework assignments.

EARLY DISMISSALS
For an early dismissal, students must bring a note to the attendance office between 8:10 and 8:20 a.m.before class begins. A pass will then be given to the student permitting him/her to leave class as the designated time. Students will not be released without a parent, guardian, or person designated on the emergency card coming to the attendance office window to sign out the student.

TARDINESS
Tardiness includes late arrival to school or to individual classes during the day that is unexcused. Excused tardiness will relate only to medical or unavoidable appointments. Oversleeping or car troubles are not acceptable reasons for excusing tardiness. A parent telephone call does not determine excused or unexcused status. Penalties relating to tardiness include office referrals that may result in after-school detentions, same-day detentions, or Saturday school. Please refer to the student planner for additional information.

UNEXCUSED ABSENCES
ANY unexcused absence from classes or school (skipping) for any portion of the day may result in a Saturday School or alternative action determined by a building administrator. Students and parents should understand that leaving the campus during lunch without permission constitutes an unexcused absence.

HOMEWORK REQUESTS
We encourage all students to have a “study buddy” in each class who can be called for assignment and updating. In addition, online grade level homework calendars are updated weekly. Parents of students absent from school due to illness may request assignments from the attendance office (313) 432-4601 on the third day of absence. The office will request assignments from teachers. Any assignments submitted by teachers will be available for pick-up at the end of the day of the request.

SCHOOL PHOTO I.D. CARDS
All students that have had their Lifetouch photo taken have been given a photo ID.  If a student loses his or her ID card, the student can request a new one in the office at a cost of $2.00 for the first replacement, and $5.00 for additional replacements.  Replacement ID's will take 2-3 days to complete.
 

STUDENT DRESS AT PARCELLS
The Parcells Middle School community believes that standards of neatness, modesty, and appropriateness in clothing and accessories encourage an atmosphere conducive to learning, work, and discipline.  Adherence to the dress code is expected of all students.  Parents should assist the school in enforcing these standards by sending students to school each day in proper attire.

1.  Determination of appropriate dress is made by the administration.  However, any faculty member may question whether attire is acceptable and direct a student to the office.

2.  Students may wear slacks, jeans or shorts to school. Yoga pants and leggings must be worn with an appropriate top. Tights or tight stretch pants may not be worn as slacks.  Shorts must have a minimum of a 5 inch inseam Pants must be worn so that underwear cannot be seen. Tight skirts, skirts with slits, tight shorts and tight tops are not allowed.  Skirt lengths must reach the end of your fingertips when arms are at your side and in a relaxed position.

3.  Clothing should be clean and in good repair (i.e. without holes in jeans).

4.  Sleeveless shirts must have a minimum of 3 inch width at the shoulder. Undershirts, low-cut or bare midriff blouses are not permitted.

5.  T-shirts with alcohol, cigarette, drug, violent, hate or other inappropriate messages are not allowed.

6.  Shoes are to be worn at all times in school. 

7.  Outerwear such as jackets, hats and roller blades should be removed when entering the building.

8.  To reduce distractions in school, hairstyle, jewelry and make-up should be worn in moderation.  Headbands must serve the functional purpose of holding your hair back and may not be worn as styel/decoration.

9.  For safety reasons (crowded hallways, excessive weight on student's backs), backpacks/book bags may be carried to and from school but must be stored in lockers during the school day. Students may not carry backpack/book bags into classrooms while classes are in session.

10.  School dress standards are applicable while attending extracurricular or school-related activities, including field trips.

11.  Exceptions to the dress standards may be designated "Spirit" days, "Dress Up" days, or other exceptions approved by the administration.

Any apparel worn by students that administrators consider inappropriate or unacceptable in fit, style or message will result in the loss of a pride point.  Offenders may be required to change clothes or remain in the office until appropriate clothing is brought from home.  Students who have repeat offenses will be assigned detention, Saturday School, or other consequences.
 
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