Dean's Info and Dialogue
C.w. Woodbury Dean: Mr. Theo Burguess
It is important that students and parents understand the rules and regulations. All students have a right to a safe environment in which they can learn. Together, we can ensure that everyone has a positive, exciting, and memorable middle school experience.
C.W. Woodbury, with the Clark County School District, is committed to providing a safe, secure, and respectful learning environment for all students and employees. C.W. Woodbury strives to address bullying and cyberbullying so that there is no disruption to the learning environment and learning process. Students who feel they are being bullied either face to face or through electronic means such as Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, or other social media sites are strongly encouraged to report the incident to a teacher, counselor, or the dean’s office. They may fill out an incident report so that an investigation can take place into the matter. Students should be advised that anything they post onto social media sites, even after school hours, can result in a school consequence ranging from RPC to Expulsion if those actions are deemed in offence to NRS 338.122 or NRS 338.123 (Bullying and Cyberbullying). The administration of C.W. Woodbury strongly suggests that parents/guardians talk with their children about acceptable online behavior and monitor their actions on social media sites.
Bullying/Cyberbullying Reporting policy
Step 1: Report the incident to the dean’s office on the day of the incident. You may also report the incident to any school employee or to the CCSD Say NO to Bullying website.
Step 2: The alleged bullying incident is reviewed and the level of severity is assessed. At this point, if there is an IMMEDIATE safety concern, parents will be contacted. School Police may also be contacted if needed.
Step 3: Notice to parents: There will be a standard CCSD Bullying Notice letter sent to the parents of the alleged subject and alleged student who committed the bullying within one school day of the reported incident. A telephone call will be placed to parents informing them that the Bullying Notice is in the mail.
Step 4: Investigation: An investigation into the incident will begin within one school day and must be completed within 10 school days. During the investigation, evidence will be gathered and a determination of bullying will be made. The event will then be logged into Infinite Campus.
Step 5: Resolutions: If bullying has occurred, disciplinary action will be imposed. Parent conferences for the students concerned will be conducted. School Police may be contacted if appropriate. A district generated letter informing parents of a resolution will be sent.
Woodbury Middle School follows the dress code provided by CCSD regulation 5131. However, the administration reserves the right to determine what is not appropriate regarding dress code. Any student violating the dress code WILL NOT be allowed to attend classes. Alternate shirts/PE shorts may be issued if available. If no other clothing is available, parents will be notified and may either immediately take the student home or immediately bring a change of clothing. Subsequent violations may result in an automatic Required Parent Conference or suspension for continued failure to follow school rules and regulations. This year, we have added leggings/tights as a prohibited item on the dress code. These items are considered undergarments and cannot be worn alone. Students are allowed to wear skirts or shorts over the leggings/tights as long as they are finger-tip length with no holes.
C.W. Woodbury’s dress code in accordance with Clark County School District Regulation 5131:
1. Slippers and thongs which do not offer sanitary or safety protection are prohibited. Hard soles are required.
2. Shirts/blouses must be appropriately buttoned in accordance with the design of that shirt/blouse and must extend below belt level.
3. Wearing transparent, see-through, tank tops, bare midriff, spaghetti strap, strapless or low-cut clothing is prohibited.
4. All attire shall be hemmed and no more than 3 inches above the knee.
5. Caps/hats are not to be brought on campus. No hats may be worn on belt loops.
6. Slogans or advertising on clothing, which by their controversial nature, disrupt the educational setting, e.g. profanity, alcohol, drugs, nudity are prohibited.
7. Dress that is indicative of "gang" symbols or involvement is not allowed, e.g. bandanas, insignias, street names.
8. Spiked or studded clothing, jewelry, and/or accessories are prohibited
9. Jeans, pants or any other clothing with holes, fashion tears are not allowed. Student’s skin must not be visible anywhere through their clothing.
Students and parents are reminded that many incidents on campus stem from verbal confrontations of harassment and intimidation. Woodbury Middle School strictly enforces a hands-off policy on campus. Students are not to push, shove, horseplay, engage in play boxing or any other “hands-on” activity. Students are encouraged to seek out an adult to resolve problems and submit an Incident Report detailing any troublesome situation. These forms are available in the dean’s office. The administration takes a strong stance on providing a safe and secure learning environment for all students.
Due to health and safety concerns, visual body piercing is NOT allowed at Woodbury. This rule does not apply to earrings.
Students are allowed to have cell phones on campus. Cell phones may be used before and after school and during lunch ONLY. Cell phones must be turned off and placed in backpacks during class time and passing periods. If a student is caught using a cell phone during class or in the hall, the cell phone will be confiscated and turned into the dean’s office. Parents must come to the dean’s office to pick up the cell phone. Woodbury Middle School is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged cell phones.
Nuisance items are things such as CD players, I-Pods, MP3 players, CD’s, radios, toys, games, cameras, headphones/ear buds, etc. These items are not necessary for school. Students should not bring personal belongings to school because they may be lost or stolen. The administration of Woodbury Middle School is not responsible for lost or stolen nuisance items.
Tardies are a disruption to the classroom and cause a waste of instructional time. To minimize this disruption, Woodbury Middle School has instituted tardy sweeps. Random tardy sweeps will be held at the discretion of the administration. Students who are caught in a tardy sweep will be assigned an after school detention the following school day. Frequent tardies will result in more severe consequences.
Students found in possession of drugs, alcoholic beverages, and weapons, or engaging in immoral conduct, bullying, cyber-bullying, arson or assault and/ or battery of a school employee, will be referred for expulsion and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Student Searches - Notice of Student Searches
Students are hereby informed that they will be subject to search when they enter campus after the beginning of the school day. This includes, but is not limited to, unauthorized returns. This notice does not exclude personnel, however, from searching a student at any time should there be reasonable suspicion of wrongdoing. This includes student lockers (and their contents), as well as, student backpacks.
Parents/Guardians are always welcome at Woodbury Middle School. Parents wishing to visit the classrooms must check in the main office before proceeding to visit classrooms so that a visitor’s badge may be issued. No other visitors are allowed, including brothers, sisters, cousins, friends, etc.
Activity Status Program
The goal of Woodbury Middle School is to have a safe and productive school environment. In order to promote and acknowledge appropriate performance and behavior, the school administration has initiated a program called student activity status. It outlines minimum criteria for involvement in all school-based activities. In order for students to participate in assemblies, clubs, dances, sporting events, yearbook signing party, they must:
- Achieve a passing grade (D or higher) in each class;
- Receive citizenship a marking of O/S/N for each class; and
- Receive no suspensions for the current quarter.
Please note; all bikes MUST be locked in the bike rack outside the Woodbury cafeteria. Woodbury Middle School is not responsible for any lost or stolen bikes. The bike rack provides a reasonably safe location for students to store their bikes during school.
Skateboards and Scooters
Skateboards and Scooters are not allowed on Woodbury’s campus. Students who bring these items to school will have them confiscated. The items will be returned to parents only. There are no exceptions to this policy.
General Cafeteria Guidelines
To ensure a well maintained cafeteria and a pleasant lunchtime atmosphere, students are to:
• Remain seated until their table is dismissed to order lunch;
• Once they receive their lunch, they are to remain seated at their table;
• Be polite and patient in line - no cutting or saving places;
• Deposit all litter in wastebaskets;
• Eat and drink only in designated areas;
• Refrain from roaming or loitering in the cafeteria;
• Refrain from running and touching others in the cafeteria;
• Refrain from loud talking, yelling, screaming, clapping, stomping, banging on tables, or any excessive noises.
Notice of Student Searches
Students are hereby informed that they will be subject to search when they enter campus after the beginning of the school day. This includes, but not limited to, unauthorized returns. This notice does not exclude personnel, however, from searching a student at anytime should there be suspicion of wrongdoing.
Locker Searches Notice
Desks or lockers to which students are allowed a limited right of use are subject to search at any time. Students shall be given prior notice that they have no expectation of privacy when using district-assigned property and that routine searches may be expected.
Mr. Theo Burgess
Dean of Students
C.W. Woodbury Middle School