MISSION STATEMENT...……………………………………………………… LHS 3
FOREWORD…………………………………………………………………… LHS 3
WHAT TO DO IF ……………………………………………………………… LHS 4
TARDY PROCEDURES………………………………………………………. LHS 5
COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS……………………………………………… LHS 5
SECURITY CAMERAS………………………………………………………. LHS 5
DISTRICT ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM (DAEP)…… LHS 5
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY (NHS)…………………………………… LHS 5
PARKING/TRAFFIC INFORMATION……………………………………. LHS 6
COMMENCEMENT…………………………………………………………. LHS 9
STUDENT COUNCIL CONSTITUTION ………………………………. LHS 11
PARENTAL REQUEST FOR SENIOR/JUNIOR COLLEGE VISIT… LHS 20
Robert E. Lee High School faculty and staff work to ensure that our students graduate from high school adequately prepared for the workforce and/or higher education. We seek to meet and exceed standards required by state and federal performance guidelines while meeting the needs of students by providing a safe, dynamic, holistic and inviting educational environment utilizing a curricular program that includes rigor and relevance while building meaningful and supportive relationships with our students.
The Lee Senior High School administrators and faculty extend a warm welcome to you. It is our goal that every student who attends this school will become a successful high school graduate.
This Student-Parent Handbook contains information that each student must know to achieve success in the total school program. It includes the various policies, rules, regulations and mandates of the State of Texas and of the Midland Independent School District.
Two policies that pervade all aspects of this handbook are as follows:
“In matters involving personnel, both student and employee… the principal for his respective school is empowered to establish such reasonable policies, rules, and regulations not inconsistent with the policies, rules, and regulations of the district as they may deem proper and necessary in the promotion of coordination, harmony, discipline, and other factors leading to a good, sound educational program…”
Lee Senior High School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or handicap in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Stephanie Howard, Principal, 689-1600
Robert E. Lee Senior High School is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and by the Texas Education Agency. This accreditation is the highest rating possible for a high school to achieve. Credits earned at LSHS may be transferred to any other high school and are accepted for college entrance requirements throughout the United States.
WHAT TO DO IF …..
You need to see the Principal
Go to the main office; see the school secretary for an appointment.
You need to see the Academic Dean…
Go to the main office; see the counselor's clerk for an appointment.
You need to see a grade-level principal or counselor…
Go to the administrative offices.
You are late to class….
Report to your grade level attendance clerk.
You have missed 30 or more minutes of school…
Go to your grade-level attendance clerk to get your absence properly classified.
You have been absent the previous day (s)…
Have your parents call the grade-level attendance office on the day you are absent.
You have lost a textbook or school-issued materials…
Check with the teacher who issued the materials. If the teacher does not have it, pay for it in the bookkeeper's office. The teacher will issue you another textbook or materials.
You have found a textbook or personal articles that are not yours…
Turn them in to the school receptionist.
You need to leave your classroom…
Get a hall pass from your teacher.
You become ill…
Get a clinic referral slip signed by your teacher and report to the school nurse.
You need advice about schedules, personal problems, college scholarships, etc….
See your grade-level counselor.
You want a transcript of your school records…
See the registrar in the administrative offices.
You want proof of enrollment…
Go see the receptionist.
You want information about any phase of school…
Read this handbook; ask a teacher, counselor, grade-level principal.
You must withdraw from school
See your grade-level principal prior to the date of withdrawal.
You get a parking ticket …
See the bookkeeper in the administrative offices.
You have a problem with your locker…
See your grade-level principal.
You want to be successful at school…
Get involved in school activities, set reasonable goals and strive to accomplish them. Get to know your teachers, counselors, and administrators.
When a student is late to any class, he or she will report to the attendance office.
CIS-PB is dedicated to helping young people stay in school, successfully learn and prepare for life. CIS-PB's goal is to reduce the number of dropouts, to improve participants' academics, attendance, behavior, and to enable students to graduate. Services are provided through a coordinated system of social resources within the school campus setting. CIS-PB provides youth with supportive guidance and counseling, health and human services coordination, parent and family involvement, and pre-employment training services. Anyone wishing to make a student referral can contact the office.
Robert E. Lee High School is equipped with and utilizes a video surveillance system to monitor both interior common areas and exterior areas of the campus. All students, staff and visitors are subject to being recorded by this video surveillance system any time they are near or on campus grounds.
Evidence secured from this system can and will be utilized to investigate and prosecute violations of law or policy as appropriate.
DISTRICT ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM (DAEP)
All students assigned to the Disciplinary Alternative Education Program (DAEP) are required to report to the DAEP unit at 8:00 am each day of their assignments. Waivers are not allowed during DAEP assignments. Students assigned to the DAEP are required to stay until 5:00 pm unless it can be verified they are in the work program and have to report to work prior to the regular dismissal.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
To be eligible for induction into National Honor Society (NHS), juniors and seniors must be enrolled at Lee High School for a minimum of one semester and be enrolled in advanced or EAS classes. Juniors must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 at the end of the spring semester of their sophomore year, while seniors must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 at the end of the spring semester of their junior year (if not eligible or not inducted as a junior). Eligible candidates are determined from a secured LHS download obtained from the MISD central office during the fall semester. These students qualify academically for NHS. The LHS Faculty Council receives ballots with the names of academically eligible candidates and instructions to evaluate each candidate on the attributes of service, leadership, and character. The NHS sponsors check the attendance records of eligible candidates. Candidates and parents are mailed letters indicating the student has been approved for induction into NHS. Included with the letter is notification of an informational meeting where the candidates pay their annual dues and receive instructions about the annual induction ceremony held in November. Students are also informed of the requirements to maintain membership in NHS. A student approved for membership is not considered a member of NHS until he/she has been initiated into the organization at the initiation ceremony where students receive their membership certificates and patches.
The following procedures are intended to inform all concerned with parking and traffic control at Lee High School (LHS). All students, staff and visitors are subject to the complete MISD Parking and Traffic Regulations as posted and maintained by the MISD Police Department. This document is not intended to be all-inclusive. For a complete copy please call 689-1600 or visit with a LHS administrator. There are four types of monitored parking at LHS:
1. Teacher (no students or visitors): Indicated by a number painted behind the space with a “T” preceding or following the number such as T124 or 124T.
2. Student: Indicated by a number without any other designation such as “T” for teacher, Visitor, Reserved, Sub etc… Student parking is “Open Parking”. STUDENTS ARE NOT ASSIGNED SPECIFIC SPACES.
3. Reserved (no students or visitors): This space is identified either by a notice painted behind the space, curb markings or signpost designating the purpose of the space such as handicap, bus lane, loading, unloading, reserved, MISD Vehicle Only, etc…
4. Visitor: This space is identified by either a signpost and/or a notice painted behind the space or on the curb. Visitors to LHS, other than students and staff, are invited to use these spaces. All visitors must check in at the office with the receptionist.
It is important to observe the parking designations as vehicles parked in restricted or unauthorized parking areas without the appropriate permit will be ticketed and may be towed or immobilized at the owner/operators expense as per district and school policy without warning. If further information is needed, or you would like to register your vehicle for parking, please see the appropriate administrator in the LHS office.
Parking/Traffic Violations for Lee High School
1. Parking in Teacher spaces, Reserved, Visitors.
2. Parking permit not permanently affixed to vehicle (lower driver's side of/
3. Parking an unsecured vehicle (vehicle must be locked)
4. Parking in a “No Parking” zone
5. Parking in service drives or access drives to parking lots
6. Unauthorized parking in reserved parking area
7. Obstructing traffic, street, sidewalk, crosswalk, driveway, trash container, building entrance or exit
8. Parking in a Bus Loading Zone
9. Parking a vehicle with any part thereof extending across a line
10. Parking on grass
11. Parking in Fire Lane
12. Parking without a valid permit
13. Parking in a Tow Away Zone
14. Parking in a Handicap Zone without a handicap permit
15. Cruising in the parking lot
16. Speeding (excess of 10 miles per hour in the parking lot)
17. Unsafe driving
18. Backed into parking space
19. Loitering in vehicles during school hours
1. The parking permits will be $40 per year (nonrefundable) during Rebel Muster, Aug. 9th/10th. Beginning Aug.11th, parking pemits will be $50 for the year, prorated $9 for each six week period completed.
2. Replacement permits are available for $5.
3. Unauthorized vehicles parked in any space (numbered or not), fire lanes, tow zones, handicapped spaces, or other such areas, will be subject to being towed or immobilized at the owner's expense, without prior notice.
The process for the distribution of student parking begins during Rebel Muster. Seniors are given the first opportunity to purchase a parking permit on the first day of muster. The process continues with juniors as spaces remain. Students having perfect attendance the previous year have early muster times. Sophomores and any other students without permits will be offered parking as available after the first three weeks of school. When available parking registrations are exhausted, a waiting list will be used to issue spaces as they become available in the order of which the student's name appears on the waiting list.
Students requesting a parking permit must register with the appropriate administrator. Students must pay the parking fee and have no outstanding fines or fees such as library, textbook, parking/traffic fines etc. The student must present a current, valid Texas Driver License. The student must also present current proof of automobile insurance covering the vehicle being registered. If the student's name is not printed on the insurance verification, the address must match that of the student as per the database, and the insured must be a verified parent/guardian. To complete registration, the student is required to sign the Vehicle Registration Card indicating that they have received and read a copy of the Parking/Traffic information sheet and agree to follow as appropriate.
Parking permits are not transferable and are valid only for the student and vehicle listed on the registration. Parking permits cannot be shared even for carpooling purposes. If a student gets a new vehicle, that vehicle must be registered and equipped with a permit or temporary permit. When a new permit is issued, the permit issued previously will be revoked and removed from activation. STUDENTS ARE ALLOWED ONLY ONE VEHICLE PERMIT AT ANY TIME. If the student will be driving a vehicle (family owned) other than the one listed on the registration, the student must secure a temporary permit from the office or a security guard. Be prepared to present your valid Texas Driver License, insurance permit number and the vehicle license plate number of the temporary vehicle. Lost or stolen permits will be removed from activation. DO NOT SWITCH THE PERMIT TO ANOTHER VEHICLE EVEN IF YOU OWN THE VEHICLE. CITATIONS ISSUED FOR VIOLATIONS OF THIS PROVISION WILL NOT BE VOIDED.
Revocation of Student Parking Privilege
When a violation of the Parking/Traffic rules is observed, students may receive a citation. Failure to file an appeal (within 3 school days) or to pay fines associated with the violation(s) (within 20 school days) may result in the revocation of the student's reserved parking status after the 20 school day period. In such cases, the fines or fees associated with the violation may be credited against the prorated refund, if any is due. For an example, if a student has two minor citations that have both exceeded 10 or more school days, the fines would equal $20. After 20 school days, the student may be called into the office and notified that his/her parking privileges are revoked. Outstanding fines, fees, or other balances due will be collected prior to the issuance of a refund.
Students with repeated, serious or dangerous violations such as speeding, jumping curbs, failing to stop for security or police, etc… may have their parking privileges revoked at any time.
Students found to have given, loaned or sold their parking permit or registration will have parking privileges revoked without refund.
Appeal of Citations
Any person who receives a MISD traffic/parking citation may file a written appeal to request that the citation be set aside, based on the grounds that might render the citation “improper or inequitable.” The appeal must be filed within three (3) school days of the date the citation was issued. If an appeal is not filed within this time, the citation is deemed to be final and must be paid along with late charges if applicable. Information regarding fine amounts, late fees, or appeals is available from the parking administrator, the bookkeeper, or campus security.
Unauthorized vehicles parked in any space (numbered or not), fire lanes, tow zones, handicapped spaces, or other such areas, will be subject to being towed or immobilized at the owner's expense, without prior notice. Fees for towing will be set by the company. Immobilized vehicles will be released at $25 for the first offense and $40 for subsequent offenses plus any outstanding fines. Vehicles not claimed by 4:15 pm will be subject to being towed at the owner's expense.
As per the Campus Information Section of the Parent – Student Handbook, “students may not display the confederate flag or any representation thereof at any Lee High School sponsored activity.” This includes in/on vehicles parked on school property. Inappropriate writing, signs, stickers or displays will not be tolerated in/on vehicles. This includes references to sex, alcohol, tobacco, drugs, violence, profanity or other items deemed to be inappropriate by campus administration. Repeated violations or failure to comply with this provision will result in revocation of parking privileges.
Questions or Concerns
Commencement is a special time for Lee High seniors and their families. It is a time to honor students for the achievement of a high school education. It is a time to honor parents and grandparents for their support to the graduating seniors. Thus, it is imperative that the commencement ceremony become one of dignity in order that it remains a good memory of school days.
We, the students ofLeeHigh School, do ordain and establish this constitution under the authority delegated to us by the Administration of Lee High School,Midland Independent School District, Midland,Texas.
It is our purpose to officially represent the student body. It is our purpose to increase the educational values of student life and leadership, to strengthen the unity among students, faculty and administration, to broaden the representative character of Student Council, to realize more fully in our activities the concepts and practices of efficient and dynamic democracy, and to foster Rebel Pride in students, faculty and administrations at Lee High School.
This organization shall be known as the Lee High School Student Council and shall hereinafter be referred to as StuCo.
Structure of StuCo
Section 1 - StuCo shall be composed of:
B. Cabinet members
C. General Assembly members
Section 1 - The StuCo Officers shall comprise the following members:
B. First Vice-president
C. Second Vice-president
Section 2 - Terms of the Officers
B. Attend and supervise the Cabinet selection process;
F. Preside over StuCo proceedings and the Rules Committee;
G. RepresentLeeHigh School at functions when a representative has been requested.
A. Recommend action to StuCo as deemed necessary and fit;
D. Recommend legislation to StuCo as deemed necessary and fit;
E. Vote in the event of a tie on an issue before the General Assembly;
A. Sit on the Rules Committee;
B. Attend process of Cabinet selection;
C. Oversee activities and budgets of designated committees;
D. Coordinate, oversee and report homecoming activities.
A. Act in the place of the President when he or she is unable to attend functions;
A. Sit on the Rules Committee;
B. Attend process of Cabinet selection;
C. Oversee activities and budgets of designated committees;
D. Coordinate, oversee and reportRebeLee Court activities.
A. Sit on Rules Committee
B. Correspond with Texas Association of Student Councils and District 8 Schools
C. Correspond with schools concerning pregame activities during the football season
D. Correspond with administration, teachers, students, and community about StuCo activities
E. Maintain records of all incoming and outgoing correspondence
F. Oversee activities and budgets of designated committees
H. Read the minutes of the General Assembly at meetings
I. Record the roll for General Assembly meetings
J. Attend process of Cabinet selection.
Section 12 - Duties of Treasurer
A. Sit on Rules Committee;
B. Maintain complete and accurate records of all financial transactions of StuCo business;
C. Maintain copies of any contracts StuCo enters into;
D. Make timely deposits and requests for checks with the school bookkeeper.
1. Be a Cabinet member for the entirety of the preceding academic year.
2. Complete their tenure as Cabinet member in good standing.
5. Be classified as a senior during the entire year of service.
7. Conduct Requirements –School-related Offenses:
*Members who engage in conduct resulting in a mandatory DAEP placement will be removed.
*Members who engage in conduct resulting in expulsion will be removed.
Conduct Requirements –Off-campus Offenses:
Second offense – “Strike Two:”
1.A suspension from four performances/events
2. coach/sponsor/director/parent/student conference
8. Be enrolled in Student Council class.
9. Candidates for these offices must be willing to accept the Oath of Office as written.
Section 14 - Oath of Office
Section 1 - The Cabinet shall consist of chairpersons of Standing Committees.
Section 2 - Composition of the Cabinet
A. The Cabinet of StuCo shall be composed of chairpersons of Standing Committees.
A. The Cabinet shall promote, regulate and supervise all activities for their committees;
B. The Cabinet members shall create and manage a budget for each activity or function they oversee;
Section 4 - Qualifications/Requirements of Cabinet Members
A. In order for a member to hold a Cabinet position, he or she must:
1. Be classified as a junior or senior the entire year of service;
Section 5 - Selection of Cabinet
A. Selection of Cabinet members shall take place in the last grading period before the year of service. The date the Cabinet members are announced will be decided by the Sponsor(s).
Section 1 - The following Standing Committees shall be appointed each year by the Rules Committee:
B. Community Service
C. Drug, Alcohol, Safety and Health Issues
E. Energy and Environment
H. Pride and Patriotism
I. Public Relations
J. RebeLee Court
M. Staff Appreciation
Section 3 - Select Committees
A. Select Committees shall be those appointed by the President of StuCo to perform advisor roles.
Section 1 - Composition of the General Assembly
Section 2 - The General Assembly shall promote, regulate and approve student activities affecting the Student Body as a whole, and provide for the students’ welfare by:
2. Enacting legislation affecting student life under this Constitution;
3. Making recommendations to the administration on student activities and services;
B. Enumeration of the above powers shall not preclude other actions essential to the functioning of StuCo.
C. Attendance requirements for members shall be as follows:
Section 3 - Presiding Offices of the General Assembly
A. The President of StuCo shall preside over the General Assembly meetings.
Section 4 - Selection of General Assembly Members
A. Selection of Representatives shall be conducted in each designated class sending a member to the General Assembly. The selection should be conducted as soon as possible before the first General Assembly meeting for the current academic year. The date of the first meeting is to be decided by the Sponsor(s).
Section 5 - General Assembly Meetings
A. The first meeting of the academic year will be held within one week of the selection of Representatives.
B. StuCo General Assembly meetings will be held during times designated by the administration for student activities.
Section 6 - Quorum
A. A simple majority of voting members of StuCo shall constitute a quorum.
B. The voting members shall include:
1. Officers, exclusive of the President who will vote only in case of tie;
2. Cabinet Members;
3. General Assembly Representatives.
Section 1 - This Constitution shall become effective immediately upon ratification by a simple majority of votes cast in an Executive/Cabinet meeting.
PARENTAL REQUEST FOR SENIOR AND JUNIOR COLLEGE ABSENCE
(To be filled out and turned in at least three days prior to absence)
NOTE: The student is allowed two approved college visitations per school year. The student must be currently passing all courses, have regular attendance with no unexcused absences, complete make-up work in advance, or make arrangements with the principal.
Student's Name: _____________________________
Student ID #: ____________
Date(s) of absence(s): _________________________________________
Periods out (please circle): 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 All Day
Today's Date: _________
Signature of Parent or Guardian __________________
Date:___________ Principal Signature:____________________ Approval:___________