Dr. Felicia Barnett
Executive Director, Secondary Education
Rights and Responsibilities Handbook
Rules and regulations governing student behavior, including the student attendance policies, are provided in the student's Rights and Responsibilities Handbook. It is important for parents to review the handbook with their child. Certain discipline infractions will become part of the student's record.
High school students in grades 9, 10 and 11 are not permitted to leave the school grounds during the day unless accompanied by a parent or guardian, or someone designated by the parent/guardian. Exceptions to the policy are permitted for grade 11 students enrolled in work training programs; however, application must be placed. Grade 12 students may apply to leave campus with parental permission. The approved application must be on file in the school office. If the student violates this policy, he/she is subject to disciplinary action.
In order to drive to school, students must complete an application for approval by school administration. All cars parked in the student parking lot must have stickers issued by the school. These are issued only when the student has the permission of parents or guardians to drive to school. Driving to school is a privilege which will be revoked if it is abused.
For safety reasons, students are expected to act in a reasonably quiet and orderly manner at bus stops, as well as when loading, riding and unloading buses. Students may be suspended from school for bus infractions. The bus driver must be obeyed at all times. Students are expected to ride buses when provided. When a student will not be riding the assigned bus, a parent-signed note must be brought to an administrator for approval. View more bus stop information.
Rules and regulations governing student behavior on and off the school bus are provided in the student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook.
The cafeteria provides well-planned and balanced meals. Milk and other single items are available to those who bring their lunch. Lunch tickets may be purchased in advance. View menus and learn more about Child Nutrition Services.
Textbooks are issued at the beginning of each semester to students. Students are responsible for keeping textbooks and other materials in the same physical condition as when they were issued except for normal wear and tear. Students are required to pay for materials in case of loss or damage.
Early Dismissal and Inclement Weather
Please note the dates on the school calendar on which schools close at midday. Parents should make arrangements for student's care when school closes early for any reason. View Closings and Cancellations information.
Each school has an emergency operations plan to cover both natural emergencies (tornadoes, hurricanes, snow, icing, flood) and man-made emergencies (fires, bomb threats, civil disturbances, serious injuries, utility emergencies). This plan is available from each teacher and will be reviewed with students during the first week of school each year.
Withdrawing From School
It is preferred that a student withdrawing from school be accompanied by the parent/guardian to the school office. Office personnel should request confirmation of identification from the adult. A Request for Withdrawal form must be signed by the parent/guardian. In the event that a parent/guardian cannot come to the school to withdraw the pupil, a letter or a signed Request for Withdrawal form will be accepted; however, verification of its validity will be made by telephone. In no case may a student under the age of eighteen withdraw himself/herself from school. View complete withdrawal procedures and forms.
A student will not dress, groom, wear or use emblems, insignias, badges or other symbols where the effect is to cause disruption or interference with the operation of the school. The principal or designee will determine whether any particular mode of dress, apparel, grooming or use of emblems, insignias, badges or other symbols results in interference or disruption. Learn more about NNPS dress codes.
After-School Activity Participation
A student must be in school on the day of a scheduled after-school or evening activity in order to participate.
Parents and community members are welcome in our schools. We require that all parents and visitors report to the main office upon arrival.