Students Handbook, Dress Code, and Code of Conduct

  • Col. John O. Ensor Middle School
    Dress Code & Code of Conduct

    2022-2023

    SISD DISREGARD FOR AUTHORITY:

    For scholar safety, scholars shall: 

    • Comply with directives given by school personnel (insubordination).
    • Stay on school grounds or school-sponsored events unless permitted by admin.
    • Follow all rules for conduct on campus and on district vehicles.
    • Accept discipline management techniques assigned by a teacher or principal.

    Updated safety protocols below for drop off and pick up:

    • Scholars will have the option to wear a personal face mask upon entering the building. If a scholar arrives without a mask and would like one, a disposable face mask can be provided for them to wear.
    • Drop off time will begin at 7:15 am
    • Any scholar not picked up by 3:45 pm will be escorted to the gym for tutoring. Parents will need to sign out students at the gym entrance.

    Uniform Policy

    A uniform is required at Colonel John O. Ensor Middle School. The faculty, staff and administration at Colonel John O. Ensor Middle School work to provide scholars with a quality education in a safe and orderly environment. A uniform is established not only as a safety measure to identify Ensor scholars, but to also teach grooming, hygiene, and discipline. Please contact campus CIS, Mrs. Campos regarding uniform assistance.

    Uniform Tops:

    • Solid red, white, or navy-blue polo shirts with collar. (If polo has a chest emblem, it cannot be larger than the size of a half dollar coin).
    • Official Ensor Middle School spirit or grade-level shirts may be worn any day of the week as part of the school uniform along with uniform pants.
    • No Eastlake shirts or hoodies are allowed unless it is Eastlake spirit week.

    Uniform Bottoms:  

    • Navy blue or khaki pants, skorts, shorts or crop/capri pants must be worn at the waistline.
    • Skorts and shorts must NOT be shorter than three inches above the knee.

    Outerwear: 

    • During cold weather, outerwear must be unzipped, unbuttoned, or removed upon entering the building and throughout the instructional day.
    •  Only an Ensor Eagle Hoodie may be worn throughout the instructional day. The hood may NOT be worn at any time in the building.
    • Hoodies not affiliated with Ensor Middle School are not allowed on campus; however, non-Ensor jackets with full-length zippers and/or sweaters with full-length buttons are allowed. These outerwear items must be unzipped and unbuttoned throughout the instructional day.

    Jeans:

    Jean days will be determined by administration

    • On Jean Days, jeans may be blue or black only and must not have holes or rips. Leggings worn underneath jeans, torn or otherwise, are not allowed.
    • Jean shorts will be allowed but must NOT be shorter than three inches above the knee and not excessively baggy.
    • Jean capri pants will be allowed.
    • Leggings worn underneath jeans, torn or otherwise, are not allowed.

    PHYSICAL EDUCATION UNIFORM:

    • Scholars must wear a gray t-shirt and black shorts. Black sweats with a P.E. shirt may be worn for the winter season.
    • No yoga pants, spandex, or leggings can be worn without shorts.
    • Lockers for PE will be discussed by our PE coaches during class.
    • PE shorts must not be shorter than 3 inches above the knee.

    BACK PACKS:

    • Backpacks must be of normal size. Over-sized or hiking/camping style backpacks will not be allowed. Absolutely no writing will be allowed on the backpack.

    PROHIBITED ITEMS AND ATTIRE:

    • Leggings, jegging, joggers worn as pants, sweatpants or sweat shorts, khaki joggers worn as pants.
    • House slippers and pajamas (tops or bottoms)
    • Long key chains, chains on pants, and wallet chains of any length
    • Studded, spiked, or belts with “initial” buckles
    • Items associated with satanic messages, obscene language, racial slurs, hate messages, derogatory messages, gang membership, alcohol advertisements, or drug advertisements.
    • Facial piercings
    • The district prohibits 6-8 grade scholars from having:

    A. Hair styles which cause undue attention or a health and/or safety hazard (spikes, Mohawks, etc.)

    B. Unnatural hair colors which cause undue attention.

    • Writing on hands, arms etc.
    • No permanent markers, sharpies, or liquid paper allowed.
    • Flip-flops, crocks, slides, “Heelys” or open-style shoes (shower/beach shoes.)
    • No bandanas of any kind

    Anything deemed inappropriate by administration will result in a violation of the dress code policy. Administration reserves the right to amend or make changes to the existing uniform policy as deemed necessary throughout the school year.

    OUTSIDE FOOD or DELIVERIES:

    • No birthday food celebrations during the instructional school day.
    • Parents are prohibited from bringing any food items for their child throughout the school day.
    • No outside vendor lunch deliveries will be allowed (Ex. Fast Food/Restaurant Meal, etc.)
    • Scholar deliveries of any type will NOT be accepted (Ex. Flowers, balloons, stuffed animals, etc.)

    Use of Technology Devices to Include Cell Phones:

    • Airpods are strictly prohibited on campus during the school day and will have the same consequences if confiscated as the cell phone policy below.
    • Cell phones must be TURNED OFF AND PLACED IN THEIR BACKPACKS from 7:45-3:30 & during afterschool tutoring (unless educators allow for instructional purposes)
    • Any cell phone out and visible during the school day including lunch time will be confiscated and MUST BE picked up at school BY A PARENT, regardless of how or if the scholar is using the phone. Scholars may use the front office to contact a parent at any time, as we have a phone dedicated to scholar use available.
    • There is a $15.00 retrieval fee as per SISD Board Policy on the second offense and any offense thereafter. Phones will be available for pick up from 7:30 am – 8:30 am and 3:30pm – 4:00pm only. Please call 937- 6001 for additional information.

    NO CELL PHONES or SMART WATCHES are ALLOWED ON STATE TESTING DAYS.

    COL. JOHN O. ENSOR MIDDLE SCHOOL WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEFT OF ELECTRONIC ITEMS, SUCH CELL PHONES, MP3’S, IPOD’S, AIR PODS, EARPHONES, LAPTOPS or any other electronic devices, EVEN WHEN CONFISCATED.

    **THESE ARE HIGH THEFT ITEMS AND ARE BROUGHT ONTO SCHOOL

    GROUNDS AT THE OWNER’S OWN RISK.**

    While we will do our best to assist in the event of lost or stolen items, please note that instructional time will not be

    spent by teachers or administration investigating the loss or recovery of these items.

    SELLING OF ITEMS BY SCHOLARS:

    • No scholar is allowed to sell any item for personal gain. The only items allowed to be sold are campus or
      District approved fundraisers.

    Tardy Policy:

    • If a scholar reports to school after 8:00 a.m., they are considered tardy. After 3 tardy arrivals, the scholar will have a consequence, which may include lunch detention or SAC.
    • If a scholar has 5 or more tardies for any one period, the educator WILL write a referral.

    CONSEQUENCES of DRESS CODE VIOLATIONS:

    • If a scholar is found to be out of the dress code, the scholar will be given the opportunity to call a parent to bring them a change of clothes.
    • An option for a change of clothes, if available, will be offered through our CIS Coordinator, Mrs. Campos.
    • If a scholar is unable to change or reach a parent to bring them something, then he or she will be sent to SAC (Special Assignment Class) for the remainder of the school day.

    Confiscated Items Policy:

    • It is the responsibility of the parents to collect confiscated items by the end of the nine weeks. Confiscated items will be held in the front office.

    Any parent having an item of concern regarding the scholar dress code or code of conduct will need to address the School
    Improvement Team Committee. The committee is made up of parents, faculty/staff, administration and community
    representation. An appointment may be scheduled by contacting the school secretary and submitting your concerns in

    writing to be added to the agenda.

    Please reference the SISD scholar Code of Conduct at any time for scholar expectations.

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