Frequently Asked Questions: This page contains answers to common questions
of students and parents.
- What is the Tardy Policy ?
- Who is my Administrator?
- How do I make an appointment?
- How do I help my student study?
- How many credits must I earn to become a sophomore?
- How many credits does it take to graduate for the class of 2015?
- What are the required programs of study for the class of 2015?
- What is required for graduation under the new graduation rule?
- What is Intercession?
- What is the cell phone policy?
- What is the student dress code?
- What is the check in/check out procedure?
- What is considered an excused/unexcused absence?
- What is the ID policy?
- How do I get my attendance certificate for my drivers permit?
What is the Tardy Policy ?
Tardy to school and you must report to attendance office.
If you are less than 2 minutes late you will be marked tardy on infinte campus.
More than 2 minutes late, you will have to see your
3 tardies = discipline referral and lunch detention
6 tardies = discipline referral and 2 lunch detentions
9 tardies = discipline referral and 1/2 day Saturday school
12 tardies = discipline referral and 1 day Saturday school.
Who is my Administrator?
Students are divided alphabetically
Last names which begin with A-I see MR. Parker
Last names which begin with J-R see Ms. Love
Last names which begin with S-Z see Mr. Waters - he also deals with a freshman team.
How do I make an appointment?
As a parent, you can call the Freshman Academy secretary,
Lynnette Adams, at
x:3217 or call me, Mrs. Belechak directly at x3204.
to schedule a parent teacher conference. As a student, either
come to the
guidance office between classes, during your lunch, before
or after school. If it is an emergency, ask your teacher if you
excused to our office.
How do I help my student study?
A great website:
www.classzone.com ( find our specific Math I text)
How many credits must I earn to become a sophomore?
Placement in a 10th grade homeroom = 6 units AND your student
one year of English, one year of Math, one year of Science, one
Social Studies, and two electives!!!
How many credits does it take to graduate for the class of 2015?
26 credits which must include required program of study units
plus passing 8 End Of Course Classes: These include English 9, American Lit, Math I, Math II, Biology, Physical science, Economics and U.S. History.
What are the required programs of study for the class of 2015?
There is only one diploma path.
What is required for graduation under the new graduation rule?
4 units English/Language Arts
4 units Math
4 units Science
3 units of Social Studies (but locally we require another 1/2
1 unit of Health and P.E.
3 units from Career/Tech/Agric./Educ. and/or Foreign Language
*students planning on going to a University System of Georgia
other post secondary institution must take two units of the same
4 additional elective units for all students
In addition, passing the eight (8) End of Course Test classes that i mentioned 2 questions above.
What is Intercession?
It is a possible way to receive credit for an academic course
the first semester. The course had to have been failed with a
grade of 60-
It is an excellent opportunity for students to stay on track for
There is limited availability and registration ends on Jan 11th.
contact me with any questions.
What is the cell phone policy?
Students are allowed to have cell phones, but they must be turned
class and in the school buildings. Cell phones and ipods are
outside and for use before and after school and during lunch.
If a student is caught using a cell phone at an inappropriate
1st offense: 1/2 day Saturday School and phone taken
2nd offense: 1 full day Saturday School and phone taken
What is the student dress code?
G L Y N N A C A M D E M Y 0 9 �
STUDENT DRESS CODE
BOARD POLICY Code: JCDB
Students are expected to be clean, neat and appropriately dressed
times. A student is expected to exercise good judgment in
his/her choice of
dress, making sure that it is appropriate for school. Clothing,
styles, make-up, etc. must not be a distraction, immodest,
offensive or pose a safety hazard. The determination as to the
appropriateness of any item will be made by the faculty and
but the following guidelines should be followed.
� All items of clothing should be clean and appropriate for
They should not be too tight, improperly revealing, or allow
to be seen.
� Garments, jewelry, or articles of clothing should not
emblems related to alcohol, illegal or abusive substances, gangs,
sex, or obscenities. Clothing must be free of words or symbols
offensive or demeaning to others. This guideline applies to
at any school function.
� Shorts, pants, skirts and dresses worn at school must
the student�s fingertips when their hands are held to their
side. Splits in
skirts must also follow the fingertip rule. Running shorts,
tennis shorts, running tights, spandex shorts are not to be worn
� Shirts must fully cover the shoulders and torso.
undergarments must be covered. (Examples of shirts that would
not meet this
guideline: halter tops, tank tops, tube tops, fish net tops,
spaghetti straps, etc.).
� Shorts, pants, and skirts must be worn at waist/pelvis
Clothing should be properly fitted to prevent sagging of pants or
� Pants should not extend below the heel of the shoe.
extremely baggy or wide pant legs, which present a safety hazard,
are not to
be worn at school. Belts are not required, but if worn, must be
loops and end tucked in.
� Hats, caps, sweatbands, bandannas, sunglasses, goggles,
head coverings may not be worn at school.
� Shoes must be worn at all times and should be appropriate
� Sleepwear, including bedroom shoes/slippers, will not be
� At the middle schools, males and females must have shirts
at all times. This includes oversized shirts, jerseys, etc.
Certain school environments or classes may require more
due to safety issues, i.e. Career/ Technical classes, science
education. Students are expected to comply with safety
dress and appearance are the responsibility of the student and
The dress code will be enforced on a daily basis by all
administrator or other school district employee will conference
students who report to school inappropriately dressed. In some
parents may be called to bring appropriate clothing to the school
student may not be permitted in class until appropriately attired.
School-wide exceptions may be made to this policy for such
as �hat days� or �spirit days.� The school principal and/or
make the final determination on whether a student�s dress
these guidelines. Other exceptions to this rule could be made by
administration based on student�s medical condition.
Dress attire in individual schools may vary based on grade and
appropriateness. Additional guidelines to this policy would be
in an addendum in the school�s handbook.
What is the check in/check out procedure?
When any student arrives late they should come to attendance
located in the front of the GA building. There, the student will
get a note
a phone call will be made to the Freshman Academy Office. When
walks over to the Freshman Academy, they will have to check in a
When a student is checked out for an appointment,the note from
or doctor should go to the Attendance Office First thing in the
then the attendance office will give the student a note to check
class later in the day. When the student actually checks out,
inform the Freshman Academy Office first and then go to the
office of GA
building to sign out and be picked up parent. We want all parents
to get in
the habit of reporting to the GA building and not walking
directly to the
What is considered an excused/unexcused absence?
Excused and Unexcused
Clarification on Excused and Unexcused Absences � Addressing
Please Post or Share
Parent Notes Excused. Pending the reason is in accordance
with the seven
reasons listed in the student hand book providing written
the parent is provided. Extenuating circumstances may be
reviewed with an
Senior Pictures Unexcused. Personal errands or issues
taken care of after school or during days when school is not
Pictures, getting hair or nails done, taking care of personal
are considered personal errands or issues and are NOT considered
Drivers License Excused. The driver test requires an
and is considered an Excused Absence. A verification note from
Bureau is required.
Learner�s Permit Unexcused. The learner�s permit does
not require an
appointment and the Brunswick License Bureau is open from 9:00 am
� 5:00 pm
Tuesday � Saturday to accommodate the student�s schedule.
Students are not
excused from school to miss school to take the Learner�s Permit
Doctor�s Appointment for Illness or Injury � Excused with note.
who are out of school for three or more consecutive days are
seek medical help and should bring a doctor�s note to have their
considered Excused. The note may be fax, emailed or written on
Family Member Requiring Transportation for Medical Assistance -
student who must transport a parent or family members to a doctor
appointment would simply need to provide documentation from the
office to be considered Excused.
Family Emergency Excused pending Administratively
to administrative approval and signature on the parent provided
Car Problem or Out of Gas Unexcused. The school provides
transportation for all students and should the student elect to
his/hers own transportation, they accept responsibility to be to
time. Administrative approval may be granted for extenuating
(an accident on causeway, inclement weather, etc).
Overslept Unexcused. Administrative approval may be granted
extenuating circumstances (ex. loss of power, etc).
Funerals Excused, to attend calling hours, funeral or
family member or friend. Copy of the program from the service or
hours required for verification.
Family Vacation Excused, subject to administrative
contingent upon the student�s academic performance, attendance
behavior. Any students that is failing one or more classes, has
than five days in the current semester of school or has been
Student Code of Conduct violations may be subject to a vacation
All others not mentioned to be addressed on a case by case basis
What is the ID policy?
1. ID's are required with school lanyards every day.
2. Effective August 25th - No badge, no admission to class - you
will go to
office and "mama" will have to bring it to you.
3. Students may purchase and extra badge during lunch period this
4. All badges completed and distributed by Friday, August 22nd.
How do I get my attendance certificate for my drivers permit?
Attendance certificates are issued only on Wednesdays and you get
them from Mary Anderson in the front office. There is a charge for the notarized copy. Please give her a few days in advance notice.