order that the school may be a
clean, safe, pleasant, attractive and
wholesome place in which to learn,
certain rules are necessary. Each
student must be responsible for
his/her own actions and the
consequences for any misbehavior.
The following standards indicate the
type of behavior expected of Holmes
Middle School students:
1. Students are expected to show
respect and to follow the directions
of all school personnel.
2. Always use courteous language in
class and in addressing adults and
3. Show respect during flag
4. Distracting articles such as
skateboards, cameras, mp3 devices,
hand-held game consoles, and other
toys (i.e. pacifiers, balloons,
dolls, stuffed animals, etc.) are to
be left at home. Expensive jewelry,
personal items and large sums of
money must be left at home, as our
school will not be responsible for
theft or loss of your personal
5. Amorous manifestations between
boys and girls are not appropriate
on school grounds.
6. "Tagging" or graffiti on
workbooks, backpacks, hands, walls
or school property is prohibited.
7. Whenever students need to leave
campus during the school day, a pass
from the Attendance Office must be
8. All food items are to remain in
the designated eating areas.
9. Fighting is not permitted. Seek
assistance from counselors or
teachers in solving problems.
10. For the student's safety and
health, shoes are to be worn at all
11. School uniform and dress code
policy will be enforced.
1. Be in your seat, prepared with
necessary books and supplies, before
the tardy bell rings.
2. Raise your hand for permission to
leave your seat and/or to speak.
3. Keep the classroom a neat, clean,
4. Extend courteous behavior at all
times to all school personnel and
5. A student may only be excused to
go to the Health Office or restroom
if it is an emergency.
6. Gum is not allowed on the campus.
7. No student is to be out of class
without a hall pass. Passes must be
properly filled out with name of
student, date, time and destination.
1. Walk on the sidewalks, not on the
grass or lawns.
2. For the safety of all students
and personnel, walk at all times
while on campus.
3. Take pride in the school campus;
keep it clean and attractive.
4. Respect out-of-bounds areas on
campus. Remain out of hallways and
classroom areas during nutrition or
lunch. Remain in supervised areas
5. Bikes and skateboards are not to
be ridden on campus. Bikes can only
be used as transportation to and
from school while wearing an
AFTER SCHOOL PICK-UP AND SUPERVISION
For the safety and welfare of our
students, your children, we have
established the following guidelines
for school dismissal at the end of
the school day and for the after
1. Students must depart campus and
must go immediately and directly
home after the close of school
(unless they are participating in an
2. Students who are picked up within
15 minutes of the close of school
may wait on the perimeter of our
campus for their pick-up. (They may
not wait off-campus, such as on
neighbor’s properties, etc., nor may
they leave and return, such as to go
to the store, etc.) If, after 15
minutes, students have not yet been
picked up, they are to proceed back
inside school grounds to the
supervised P.E. area.
3. Students who don’t leave campus
to go home must go directly from
their last class to the P.E. area,
which is supervised every day until
6:00 p.m. or the Champions Program.
4. Students are to remain in the
supervised P.E. area until they
leave to go directly and immediately
home, or until they are picked up.
A. When it is time to be picked up,
the student may leave the P.E. area
to go to the south parking lot,
along Prairie Avenue, to meet their
B. If the student doesn’t know the
exact time to leave to meet their
ride, they may occasionally go to
the fence to check to see if their
ride has arrived.
C. The person picking up the student
more than 15 minutes after the close
of the school may park below the
P.E. field on Prairie Avenue and
walk up to the P.E. area to get
5. Students participating in a “late
day” activity must remain with that
supervised activity until they leave
to go either directly and
immediately home, or until they
leave to go to the supervised P.E.
For clarification, or if you have
any questions or concerns, please
contact our School Dean, Mr. Latini,
Miss Alvarez in Youth Services or
Miss Quezada in Champions.
We appreciate your cooperation with
these efforts to protect our