• Dress Code:

    For all Pietzsch-MacArthur Cougars, there will be a strict policy regarding following Beaumont Independent School District guidelines as it relates to the student Dress Code. Students must follow all expectations for dress code during the school day and after school. Students in violation of campus dress-code expectations will result in:

    1. First Offense- After-School Detention
    2. Second Offense +- In-School Suspension

    If you have any questions regarding the dress code, please contact your student's grade-level Assistant Principal.

    Attendance:

    According to law, students must be in attendance 90% of the semester to receive credit for classes. This includes excused and unexcused absences in all classes. Upon returning to school, students should turn excuse notes into the attendance office in the front office of either building. Upon returning, the student has FIVE DAYS to turn in an excuse for being absent.

    Click here to view the Attendance Flowchart for questions regarding attendance.

     

    Cafeteria:

    • Once students enter the cafeteria, they are expected to be orderly in receiving their trays from the line. Sit in their assigned/chosen seat, and eat their food. 
    • Students’ conversations should be in a normal tone of voice.
    • Students are not permitted to throw anything, including paper, pens, and food.
    • Students are expected to throw all trash-related items away upon completion of their meal. 
    • Students are not to cut in line.
    • Students are not to take any food or drinks from the cafeteria.

    Failure to adhere to any of the guidelines above may result in disciplinary action in accordance to the Beaumont Independent School District Student Code of Conduct. 

    Campus Issued IDs:

    All 6th-8th grade students are REQUIRED to wear a Student ID at all times. Failure to wear an ID on campus will result in the following actions:

    1. First Offense- Lunch Detention
    2. Second Offense- After-School Detention
    3. Third Offense- In-School Suspension

    If students are in need of a replacement or temporary ID, these can be purchased from 8:10 am-8:45 am in the Library. Temporary IDs will only be given ONCE per week to repetitive students (consecutive purchases of Temporary IDs will not be accepted.) After that, students must either purchase an ID Badge or receive the consequences as stated above. Lanyards will only be given to students ONCE. If the student loses their lanyard, they will be responsible for obtaining their own replacement.

    The cost of the ID is listed below:

    • ID Badge- $5
    • Temporary ID- $1
    • Plastic Cover- $2

    Fighting:

    Pietzsch-MacArthur has a ZERO tolerance policy for fighting. Warranted cases could possibly receive a police citation and a three-day suspension. AEP placement will be recommended for students who choose to engage in physical altercations. 

     

    Harassment:

    • To harass is to trouble, bother and annoy with repeated small attacks, including but not exclusive of sexual, racial, and religious taunts. This type of action will result in actions by the administration and/or Alternative Placement (AEP)
    • Gang-related activities, including hand signs, clothing, remarks, drawings and others referred to in the BISD Handbook, will not be tolerated on campus. This type of action will result in actions by the administration and/or Alternative Placement (AEP)
    • Profanity is not an appropriate language at any time. Students will receive administrative consequences for the use of profanity in accordance to the Beaumont Independent School District Student Code of Conduct. 

     

    Attendance at School Related Functions:

    Students in ISS (In-School Suspension) or OSS (Out of School Suspension) the day of a school function, including but not limited too, Sports Events, Programs, Club and Organization meetings, etc. will not be allowed to attend during the ISS or suspension period. This relates to any activity held at ANY BISD facility. Students attending any school function are expected to dress appropriately for the function and exhibit behavior that represents our campus in the highest manner. 

    If a student chooses to exhibit any behavior that is deemed inappropriate will result in disciplinary actions from the Campus Administration Team, which can occur during or after school. 

    Leaving Campus/Deliveries:

    Pietzsch-MacArthur PK-8 Center, and all BISD schools, are closed campuses. Students must not leave campus at any time unless being released with a parent/guardian through the front office. Students will not be allowed to receive deliveries from outside vendors for lunch or any other items. Unauthorized purchasing of any food, or leaving the campus without permission will result in disciplinary actions. 

     

    Unacceptable Behavior and Appearance:

    The following items are deemed inappropriate/unacceptable in any BISD facility and will not be tolerated. Participating in any of these items will result in immediate severe disciplinary actions:

    • The appearance of intimate courtship. No public displays of affection, including but not limited to kissing, holding hands, etc.
    • The possession or use of alcohol, tobacco, or any mind-altering substance.
    • Attending under the influence of any mind-altering substance.
    • The possession of guns, knives, clubs, chains, or any other article which has potentially dangerous properties. This also includes “look-alike” items, which cause disruption, anxiety, and fear for all.
    • The posting or dissemination of any item without the written approval of a school administrator.
    • Remarks or actions that would be offensive to anyone.
    • Skipping class/ being in an unauthorized area while on campus at any point.

    Cell Phones:

    There will be a ZERO tolerance policy for cell phone usage on campus. If a campus staff member, see's or hear's any of the devices listed, it will be confiscated. There is a $15.00 fee to reclaim these devices. They will be returned only to the parent or guardian. Music devices, iPods, laser lights, earbuds, beats headphones, Bluetooth cellular devices, and cellular chargers are not allowed on campus and will be confiscated and returned at the discretion of the administrator. Electronic devices should not be on during the instructional time frame. If you are needing to contact your student, please call the front office. 

     

    Tardies:

    Students have 5 (FIVE) minutes to transition to the next class. A student is considered tardy unless he or she is in a seat with the needed material and ready to work before the tardy bell begins to ring. Tardies will result in after-school detention, ISS, and suspensions if necessary.

    All students will receive two tardy passes per semester. These are to be used at the student’s discretion. Unused passes from the first semester may not be used during the second semester. A student is considered tardy if they are outside the classroom door when the bell rings to begin class. The student will enter the classroom quietly and sign the tardy log form. They will see the teacher prior to leaving class for the day to turn in a tardy pass if they have one. This will be noted on the tardy log form.

     

    Textbooks:

    Textbooks are furnished by the state and are issued at the beginning of the school year. Students are responsible for individual textbooks. Students must return the assigned books in accordance with the Texas Education Code, TEC section. Textbooks will not be issued unless a student has no debt to the school district.

    1. The students’ names and teachers’ names are to be written on the label inside the front cover and no other marks may appear on the pages or the covers of the book.
    2. Fines may be assessed for damage to textbooks.
      1. Up to 10% of the cost of the book may be charged for damaged books.
      2. Seriously damaged books or ones with missing pages that require the full price of the book to be charged. If the book cannot be reissued, the student must pay the full price of the book.
    3. If a lost textbook is found, the bookkeeper will issue a refund, the original receipt must be returned. The refund will be made to the parent or guardian. The student will not be allowed to take a midterm and/or final exams unless they have a clear textbook record. This does not preclude the student from taking the exam at some later date once the debt is cleared.

     

    Restrooms:

    Students are expected to use the restroom during transitions. Students should not ask teachers to leave class unless of an extreme emergency. Restrooms will be unlocked during transitions only. 

    Students should use the restroom during a transition and not during class. Gym students will use restrooms in the gyms during their class periods. For students to leave class for any reason, the teacher must give the student an official hall pass.