Campus Policies and Procedures
School begins at 7:22 A.M. and ends at 2:55 P.M. Students will follow a 7-period day. All students not involved in an official school activity MUST exit the campus by 3:45 P.M. After the buses depart, students MUST move to and remain in the front of the building.
All students MUST be in assigned classes during the school day. AN APPROVED PASS IS MANDATORY TO BE IN THE HALLWAY DURING ANY CLASS TIME. During a student’s assigned lunch period, the ONLY authorized areas are the cafeteria and patio; ALL OTHER AREAS ARE CONSIDERED UNAUTHORIZED.
FAILURE TO ATTEND CLASS 90% OF THE CLASS DAYS, EXCUSED OR UNEXCUSED, WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF CREDIT. Credit may be regained by following the grade-level Principal’s Plan.
Texas Law states that any student who accumulates 10 or more unexcused absences in a 6-month period OR 3 unexcused absences in a 4-week period will be filed on in criminal court for violation of State Truancy Laws. Parents and/or guardians may also be filed on in court for contributing to the truancy of a student ages 6-18.
Parents, or their approved designee, picking up students during school hours MUST sign out the student in the attendance office. A note may be sent to the attendance office requesting the student be dismissed at a specific time to drive him/herself to a doctor’s appointment. The note MUST include the student’s name and ID#, parent’s name and phone# so the parent can be contacted, and note verified PRIOR to the student’s release.
Students MUST have a note from his/her parent/guardian turned into the attendance office upon return from an absence of any kind within five (5) school days. This includes being sent home from the Nurse’s office.
We have a ZERO TOLERANCE for TARDIES. Consequences for tardies will range from 1-day detention (3-4:30) to SAC. THERE WILL BE NO AFTER-SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED FOR DETENTION STUDENTS.
The first 10 minutes and the last 10 minutes of class is considered Dead Time. Teachers ARE NOT to write passes for a student during this time.
Parents who drop off and pick up their children will enter from Phelan Blvd. and drive through the front drive way in front of West Brook, and exit back onto Phelan Blvd.
BISD rules and regulations on school buses will be in effect the first day of school. All bus disturbances will be handled according to the Student Code of Conduct. RIDING A SCHOOL BUS IS A PRIVILEGE AND NOT A RIGHT.
A bus referral may result in permanent removal from the bus. Students arriving and/or leaving campus driven by someone other than a West Brook student, MUST be dropped off and picked up in an authorized area. ALL drivers MUST follow ALL campus driving rules and signs.
STUDENTS DRIVING THEIR OWN VEHICLES MUST REGISTER THEM AT SCHOOL AND DISPLAY A WEST BROOK PARKING TAG ON THEIR CAR AT ALL TIMES.
*ONLY WEST BROOK ISSUED PARKING TAGS ARE ALLOWED.
*NO TAG MAY BE USED IN A CAR OTHER THAN THE REGISTERED VEHICLE.
*REGISTERED STUDENT VEHICLES MUST PARK IN DESIGNATED STUDENT PARKING AREAS ONLY.
*YOU MUST BE CLEARED FROM THE HOLD LIST TO PURCHASE A PARKING TAG.
*UNAUTHORIZED VEHICLES MAY BE TOWED AT OWNER’S EXPENSE.
WEST BROOK WILL NOT STOP THE NORMAL DAILY OPERATIONS ON THIS CAMPUS IN AN ATTEMPT TO RECOVER STOLEN OR LOST iPODS OR OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES THAT SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN BROUGHT TO SCHOOL. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR SECURING THE ITEMS IF YOU CHOOSE TO BRING THEM. STOLEN CELL PHONES OR ANY STOLEN ELECTRONIC DEVICE SHOULD BE REPORTED TO THE BISD POLICE.
CELL PHONES AND EAR BUDS MUST BE OFF (not on vibrate or silent) AND OUT OF SIGHT DURING SCHOOL HOURS (7:22-2:55). Phones will be confiscated if seen and are on. Confiscated cell phones and ear buds will be given to the bookkeeper and a $15 fine will be charged to reclaim the phone the following school day by a parent/guardian.
Refusal to surrender an electronic device when requested by an adult is insubordination and will result in 2 days of SAC.
No commercial food items may be brought or delivered to school for student consumption during any part of the school day. WEST BROOK HIGH SCHOOL IS A CLOSED CAMPUS according to BISD policy. STUDENTS MAY NOT LEAVE CAMPUS FOR LUNCH.
ALL STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO THROW AWAY THEIR OWN TRASH FROM TABLES AND FLOOR IN THE CAFETERIA. THROWING FOOD OR AN OBJECT OF ANY KIND IN THE CAFETERIA WILL RESULT IN SUSPENSION AND A DISCIPLINE HEARING.
Money WILL NOT be delivered to students. Parents may obtain a visitor’s pass from the office and go to the cafeteria to deposit money in the student’s account. Deliveries to students WILL NOT be allowed. This includes flowers, balloons, food, etc. Messages WILL NOT be delivered to students except in an emergency.
Students are held accountable for all textbooks issued to them, including any damages incurred to the books during that time. If a student turns in a book with a bar code that has been altered, destroyed, or otherwise rendered unreadable, that student will be responsible for the full cost of the book.
In order to ensure that the programs, activities, and services located on the 2nd floor of the West Brook High School library are accessible to and usable by persons with disabilities, the following procedure has been implemented: Upon request, Karrie Dillon, West Brook librarian, will retrieve the desired books from the 2nd floor of the library and then deliver them to the person making the request. Karrie Dillon has also been designated as the contact person responsible for providing information regarding access to the programs, services, and activities offered in the West Brook library during school hours. For more information contact 617-5566.