A Board of Directors Committee made the recommendation on August 3, 2010, to adopt an updated Dress Code Policy. The Board of Directors approved the recommendation and requested approval from the Trustees. The Trustees have reviewed and adopted the outlined dress code below, which will be effective beginning with the 2006-2007 school year.
Glenbrook School students are required to be neat and clean in their dress and appearance. Each student is expected to adhere to this dress code during each school day and at all school-sponsored academic events, either on or off campus. If, in the judgment of the administration, a student is dressed inappropriately, the student will be required to change clothes in order to conform to the dress code before returning to class. Time out of class because of violations of dress code will be regarded as unexcused. Additional disciplinary measures may be taken if deemed necessary by the administration. The administration is the final authority on all matters relating to dress code. The administration may allow deviation from the dress code for specific events or special occasions at his/her discretion. The following are guidelines to be followed by all students.
Uniform-style Polo – Short or long sleeve, NO 3/4 length sleeve allowed. Colors: Solid White, true Red, true Navy (no maroon or black
Oxford – Short or long sleeve pin-point buttoned-down oxford. Colors: Solid White
- Only 2 to 3 button polos will be allowed.
- Only Glenbrook approved logos are allowed
- Shirts must be tucked in. NO tight-fitted or see-through shirts may be worn.
- Students may unbutton no more than one button at the neck.
- ONLY Solid White (no writing or designs) undershirts may be visible under the polo and/or oxford shirt.
- Long sleeves may not be worn under short sleeve shirts.
Plain or pleated front uniform-styled khaki pants, navy pants or shorts only (shorts must be above the knee but no shorter than 4″ above the top of the knee)
- Khaki color to be classic or standard khaki (with or without flaps or buttons)
- Belts with buckles must be worn [ONLY brown, black, or navy belts (with no decorations) are allowed and must be worn through the belt loops. NO ribbons, scarves, etc.]
- NO low rise or hip-huggers, cargos, overalls, western cut, capri, drawstring or elastic waists, athletic or mesh pants or shorts, and no corduroy or stretch fabrics
- NO frayed or holey khakis will be allowed
- No jeggings, leggings, or tights may be worn as pants
- 6. K-6th Grade may wear elastic waist pants or shorts and are preferred in grades K-1st
Plain or pleated front uniform-style long (below the knee) trouser skirt
Kick pleat skirt no shorter than 4″ above the top of the knees
- No jumpers, skorts, dresses or any other style of skirts
- K-3rd Grade may wear navy or khaki jumpers or skorts with uniform polo or blouses; jumpers or skorts are to be no shorter than 4″ above the top of the knee
Colors: Only solid red, navy, white or gray; [Glenbrook approved logos (purchased through a Glenbrook Organization, such as softball, golf, etc) and only red, navy, white, or gray]
No hooded sweatshirts may be worn in the building/gym.
1.Closed toe shoes must be worn.
2. All shoes must be worn with socks that cover the entire foot
3. NO Croc
4. NO boots
Coats are considered heavier weight outerwear. Students in grades 7-12 must store their coats in their lockers. Coats are not to be worn to class. There is no color restriction.
1. No coats longer than below the knee
2. No offensive logos
Jackets or sweaters are considered lighter weight outerwear reaching the length of at least the waist but no longer than slightly below the waist. Jackets or sweaters may be worn in the classroom over an approved uniform shirt (or Friday shirt on Friday). Jackets or sweaters, following Glenbrook dress code policy, purchased through a Glenbrook organization are allowed.
1.No offensive logos
2.Colors: ONLY solid red, navy, white or grey
NO Blankets are allowed.
FRIDAY ONLY: Blue Jeans may be worn with any Glenbrook shirt (Blue jean shorts for K-6th grades only)
- No frayed or holey jeans will be allowed
- The T-shirt designated by the headmaster may be worn on Friday.
- On Friday, athletes participating in a sporting event may wear their jerseys or a designated shirt that has been approved by the headmaster and coach. The shirt must be tucked in.
- Dress on Spirit Days must be Dress Code compliant.
DEDICATED UNIFORM FOR REQUIRED SCHOOL FUNCTIONS
Red short-sleeve polo with Glenbrook Crest logo and khaki uniform-style pants/shorts
Glenbrook uniform shirt and khaki pants
ADDITIONAL DRESS CODE PROVISIONS:
1. Shirts tucked in and belt worn at all times
2. No caps, hoods, and/or hats are to be worn inside the buildings
3. No body piercing allowed except earrings for females
4. No visible tattoos
5. All males must be clean shaven and hair shall be neat, clean, and well-groomed, not a style of a distracting nature which draws attention to itself; sideburns shall be neatly trimmed and no longer than the bottom opening of the ears
6. No wearing uniform pants, jeans, or PE uniforms so that the top is below the waist and reveals the person’s underwear (no sagging)
7. Hair length for male students may not extend below the top of a regular shirt collar.
8. Unusual and/or distracting hairstyles (e.g. Mohawks, colors, etc.) are prohibited.
E. UNIFORM CODE:
7th-12th grade P. E. students must wear the assigned attire during the P. E. period
1.Red shorts with plain white shirts
2. Tennis shoes ONLY on gym floor
The use of the Internet by a student is a privilege, not a right, and inappropriate use will result in a cancellation of the student’s privilege. The librarian, teacher, and/or Headmaster will deem what is inappropriate use; their decision is final. Students and parents must sign an Internet Acceptable Use Policy form which is provided by the students’ homeroom teachers on the first day of school. Students will be liable for any charges incurred due to damage of equipment and/or software issued to them.
Medicine At School:
A student who is taking prescription or nonprescription medicine during the school day must bring a written request from his/her parent or doctor and the medicine, in its properly labeled bottle, to the school office.
Morning and After-School Student Pick-up:
In the morning and afternoon, all students who are arriving/leaving in cars must be picked up in front of the school. No student is to be picked up at the side of the building or in the parking lot. In the afternoon, students are to wait in designated classrooms until the duty teacher calls their names. Students not in compliance will be issued Behavior Tickets.
Students may buy their lunches in the cafeteria or bring their own lunch. All students in grades K-8 must eat in the cafeteria. Students in grades 9-12 may eat in the cafeteria or eat outdoors Lunches brought from home cannot be heated at school. Payment for lunch, if ordered, is due daily in homeroom.
There will be no for-profit deliveries made to the school.
Parents or other individuals who bring items (including lunches) to students during the school day must leave these items in the school office for distribution. Students may not go to the parking lot or driveway to pick up items or lunches.
A menu is available on the school website. Students in grades seven through eight are to eat lunch in the cafeteria, unless attending Bible study.
Grades K-6 Cafeteria Rules
- Sit at designated table.
- In upper elementary grades, line up at the cafeteria window to receive pre-ordered meals.
- Eat only your own food. No trading.
- Raise your hand if you need help.
- Use positive, helpful words only.
- Use voices that can only be heard at your own table.
- Eat with appropriate table manners.
- Clean your eating area.
- The last 5 minutes is quiet time. (The teacher will alert students at the appropriate time.)
If a student is misbehaving, the student is moved to a ‘safe seat,’ which is a chair away from the group.
Student Driving and Parking:
Every driver on Glenbrook campus is cautioned to obey all rules and maintain an attitude of safety at all times. Student drivers are required to yield for pedestrians. Designated parking is assigned according to grade level. Students are not allowed to return to their cars for any purpose without the permission of the Headmaster or his designee. At no time is a student to remain in a parked car for any reason after arriving at school. Violation of these rules will result in loss of driving privileges and/or suspension or dismissal.
Lost And Found:
Books and other student possessions are to be kept only in lockers (high school) or classrooms (elementary). Each student is responsible for his personal belongings. The school cannot assume the responsibility for such articles.
The office will not interrupt classes to deliver messages unless there is an emergency situation. When high school students change classes, they may check the message board, located in the high school hall, for messages.
With permission from the Office Staff, students during non-instructional time may use the office telephone. Electronic devices may not be visible and/or heard from 7:30AM to 3:30 PM on campus unless authorized by the headmaster or assistant headmasters. If a student is in a classroom, electronic devices are not to be used. Electronic devices are the sole responsibility of the students, and even if confiscated the school assumes no responsibility for damages. Electronic devices will be confiscated for a period of time based up on the number of offenses:
Confiscated, but may be retrieved by the student at the end of the day. Behavior Ticket issued.
Confiscated. Parent or guardian must come in person to school during school hours to retrieve the device. Parents may but are not required to retrieve the device the day of the offense. Behavior Ticket issued.
Confiscated. After seven calendar days, parent or guardian must come in person during school hours to retrieve the device. Student must also serve one Saturday Detention.
Fourth and Future Offense(s):
Confiscated for the remainder of the school year, and student must serve one Saturday Detention.
Violations of other school policies may also result in additional disciplinary action. Behavior Tickets given for electron device infraction(s) are not re-calculated each semester.
- Parents or other individuals who bring items (including lunches) to students during the school day must leave these items in the school office for distribution. Students may not go to the parking lot or driveway to pickup items or lunches.
- No gum chewing.
- No food or drinks in the building.
- No seventh through twelfth graders are allowed on the playground.
- Book bags are to be placed inside the lockers and should not be left in the lobby or hallway.
- Students are not to get on the multi-purpose room floor during break or lunch.
- Electronic devices are not allowed during school hours from 7:30 to 3:30.
- The first bell rings at 7:45 A. M. Students should not arrive prior to 7:35 A.M. Students are dismissed from school at 3:00 P.M. and should be picked up at that time.
- Walkers will be dismissed at 3:15.
- No laser pointers unless approved by a teacher.
- Students in grades 7-12 are not to use elementary restrooms.
- Students and parents must sign and date the Internet Acceptable Use Policy.
- Elementary students may not hand out birthday invitations unless everyone receives an invitation.
Standards of Student Conduct
Parents are encouraged and expected to support Glenbrook School in the rigorous enforcement of this behavior policy since discipline is necessary to provide for the orderly growth and development of the individual and to assure the health and safety of each student. The decision of the administration is final.
While on and off campus, at school-related events, and traveling to and from school, students shall conduct themselves in a manner that supports the good name of Glenbrook School. Behavior, therefore, shall at all times be respectful, cooperative, and conducive to meeting the academic and other needs of individual students and all others in the school community.
In-School Suspension (ISS):
Behavior tickets issued for the following infractions will result in students serving in-school detention:
- Dress code violations (including facial hair, sideburns, hair length)
- Gum, food, drinks in the building
- Parking in the wrong area
- Coming to class with book/notebook
- Possession of radio, pager, or cell phone
Upon receiving three tickets and each additional ticket a student will serve in-school suspension the following day. In-school suspension will be served in the Room 2 at break and lunch. Rules for ISS are located in Appendix I.
Three in-school suspensions will result in a Saturday Detention.
A Behavior Ticket issued for one of the following infractions will result in Saturday Detention:
- Disrespectfulness to others
- Inappropriate language or behavior
- Traffic violations (excessive speed and/or reckless driving)
- Public display of affections
- Leaving school without permission
Upon receiving three (and each additional) behavior tickets in a semester, a student must serve Saturday Detention from 8:00-12:00. A letter will be sent home regarding the offenses and the date for the detention. If a student is unable to attend the detention, the parents must submit a letter stating the reason for the absence. If a student fails to attend Saturday Detention, he/she is subject to suspension. Excessive Saturday Detentions will result in suspension.
The following actions may result in suspension or expulsion:
- Drug-Alcohol Use:
No student will possess, use, transmit, or be under the influence of any tobacco or tobacco products, drugs, or alcohol on school premises during any school term or at school related activities, functions, or events.
- Skipping a class
- Leaving the school campus without permission from an administrator
- School Violence and/or Comments:
Students are cautioned that a violent act or verbiage they use when expressing the dissatisfaction with some situation could result in serious consequences.
On some rare occasions the objectives and standards of Glenbrook School and the actions, attitudes, and desires of students are not compatible. When this situation occurs, Glenbrook School reserves the privilege to dismiss this student. The administration has the final authority on all matters relating to dismissal.
Areas of concern that may result in immediate dismissal: Illegal drugs, alcohol, possession of a firearm/weapon(s), theft, use of inappropriate language or symbols, vandalism
Glenbrook School has the overriding responsibility of doing that which is in the best interest of all the students enrolled. Should a Glenbrook student be involved in a pregnancy, he/she will submit a resignation. The student or student’s parents may appeal the resignation. A Board of Review will consider extenuating circumstances. The decision of the Board of Review shall be final with no appeal. Noncompliance with this policy can cause the student to be dismissed from school.
In accordance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, section 703, no student of Glenbrook shall be subjective to sexual harassment. It is the intent of Glenbrook to maintain an environment free from sexual harassment of any kind. Therefore, unwelcomed sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature amounting to or constituting harassment are prohibited.
Complaints of violation of this policy may be made to the Headmaster, or Assistant Headmaster, without fear of reprisal. All complaints will be investigated thoroughly and promptly. Should complaints prove to be legitimate, the offending party will be subject to disciplinary action, including involuntary termination.
Safety and Security
Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE), the highly acclaimed program that gives kids the skills they need to avoid involvement in drugs, gangs, and violence. D.A.R.E. is a police officer-led series of classroom lessons that teaches 5th grade students how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives.
During scheduled enrichment times with the school counselor, students are taught how to negotiate and are given opportunities to mediate their classmates’ conflicts. They are given procedures and competencies to (a) regulate their behavior through self-monitoring, (b) judge what is appropriate given the situation and the perspective of the other person, and (c) modify how they behave accordingly. Students then have the opportunity to resolve their dispute themselves, in mutually satisfactory ways, without having to engage the attention of a teacher. This empowers the students and reduces the demands on teachers and administrators, who can devote less time to establishing and maintaining control over students and more time on instruction.
Students in grades 7-12 enrolled in Glenbrook School will take part in periodic drug screens. This policy was adopted by the Board of Directors to serve as a deterrent to illegal drug use. The use of illegal drugs or legal drugs in an abusive manner may subject the student to a requirement of drug treatment and/or expulsion. Alcohol will be considered an illegal drug when used by a student.