PTHS Student Handbook 2022-2023

FIELD TRIPS Field trips are a privilege for students. Students must abide by all school policies during transportation and during field trip activities, and shall treat all field trip locations as though they are school grounds. Failure to abide by school rules and/or location rules during a field trip may subject the student to discipline. All students who wish to attend a field trip must receive written permission from a parent or guardian with authority to give permission. Students may be prohibited from attending field trips for any of the following reasons: 1. Failure to receive appropriate permission from parent/guardian or teacher; 2. Failure to complete appropriate coursework; 3. Behavioral or safety concerns; DANCE REGULATIONS (applies to all school sponsored dances) 1. No dance shall be held on a night immediately preceding a school day. 2. The closing hours for dances shall be no later than 10:30 p.m. 3. All dances shall have at least five (5) chaperones. The sponsors of the organizations are expected to be present. 4. Admission may be charged for all dances. 5. Students will follow the guidelines on dress outlined in the handbook. 6. Anyone who leaves during the dance will not be permitted to re-enter. 7. There will be no drinking or smoking regardless of where the dance is held. 8. All students wishing to bring someone other than a Pontiac High School student to a school dance must be approved by the administration. The guest must always have photo identification in his/her possession and must not be older than 20 years of age or younger than a current 9th grader in school. The Administration reserves the right to deny any guest to a PTHS dance. 9. Students who drop from PTHS will not be allowed to attend school-sponsored dances. GUIDELINES FOR SCHOOL-SPONSORED PUBLICATIONS, PRODUCTIONS, AND WEBSITES School-sponsored publications, productions, and websites are governed by the Speech Rights of Student Journalists Act, school board policies and the student/parent handbook. Student journalists are responsible for determining the news, opinion, feature, and advertising content of those publications, productions, and websites. Student journalists must: 1. Make decisions based upon news value and guided by the Code of Ethics provided by the Society of Professional Journalists, National Scholastic Press Association, Journalism Education Association, or other relevant group; 4. Denial of permission from administration; 5. Other reasons as determined by the school 6. Social Probation due to disciplinary or poor attendance

2. Produce media based upon professional standards of accuracy, objectivity, and fairness; 3. Review material to improve sentence structure, grammar, spelling, and punctuation; 4. Check and verify all facts and verify the accuracy of all quotations;

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