PTHS Student Handbook 2020-2021


A student or group of students seeking to distribute 10 or fewer copies of the same publication on one or more days to students must distribute such material at times and places and in a manner that will not cause substantial disruption of the proper and orderly operation and discipline of the school or school activities and in compliance with paragraphs 4, 5, 6, and 7. POSTING PRIVILEGES Requests for posting privileges are to be secured from the Principal. Approval will be granted to recognize school sponsored organizations whose activity is of benefit and concern to the student body. Posted materials must be taped so as not to damage the walls or placed on designated bulletin boards and removed from the wall in a timely manner. Materials posted without permission will 1. Auditorium assemblies--Students are to sit in their assigned seat. Seat assignments appear on the student’s schedule. 2. Pep assemblies are in the gym. Seating is assigned by class. Students are expected to sit with their class during the pep assemblies. All pep assemblies are mandatory for attendance. STUDENT LOCKERS Each year students may be assigned a different locker. Students having locker trouble are to come into the office and report the problem. Students will be held responsible for damages that occur to their locker during the school year. Student lockers are the property of the school. Lockers may be searched by school personnel or any designee acting as an agent of the school at any time, with or without the knowledge of the student. No sticker decals, writing, or items that are not school related are to be displayed on student lockers. You will be required to clean your locker if writing or sticker decals are found on it. You may use magnets to hang up pictures on the inside of your locker. Pictures in lockers cannot be immoral or indecent or advertise drugs and/or alcohol. It is your responsibility to keep your locker locked and your combination confidential. Students have no reasonable expectation for privacy in school-issued lockers. STUDENT SEARCHES In order to maintain order, safety, and security in the schools, school authorities are authorized to conduct reasonable searches of school property and equipment, as well as of students and their personal effects. “School authorities” includes school liaison police officers and administrators. School Property and Equipment as well as Personal Effects Left There by Students School authorities may inspect and search school property and equipment owned or controlled by the school (such as, lockers, desks, and parking lots), as well as personal effects left there by a student, without notice to or the consent of the student. Students have no reasonable expectation of privacy in these places or areas or in their personal effects left there. The building principal may request the assistance of law enforcement officials to conduct inspections and searches of lockers, desks, parking lots, and other school property and equipment for illegal drugs, weapons, or other illegal or dangerous substances or materials, including searches conducted through the use of specially trained dogs. Students School authorities may search a student and/or the student’s personal effects in the student’s possession (such as, purses, wallets, knapsacks, book bags, lunch boxes, etc.) when there is a reasonable ground for suspecting that the search will produce evidence the particular student has violated or is violating either the law or the school or district’s student rules and policies. The search will be conducted in a manner that is reasonably related to its objective of the search and not excessively intrusive in light of the student’s age and sex, and the nature of the infraction. School officials may require a student to cooperate in an investigation if there is specific information about activity on the student’s account on a social networking website that violates the school’s disciplinary rules or school district policy. In the course of the investigation, the student may be required to share the content that is reported in order for the school to make a factual determination. be removed immediately. STUDENT ASSEMBLIES

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