School Policies Updated

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New policies have been put into position for the 2022-2023 school year at Cypress Falls High School. Some of the new policies include: no more than five absences to exempt, no more than five tardies to get a ticket to Homecoming, and a new silent alarm put into place when the door is held open for more than thirty seconds. 

Some of these policies have been in place in prior years, but in an attempt to create more security and to help students get back to pre-Covid standards, new policies have been implemented as well.

“Door props are, those are brand new and those are put in place district wide so that we make sure that our doors are always closed and so no one can get into those doors that are not supposed to be on this campus,” Assistant Principal Lora Shiery said. “That’s also why we stressed to y’all to not open doors for anyone because anyone can look like a student and not be a student.”

ID badges have been one of those policies that were implemented years ago, but are being reiterated this year. 

“Badges have always been a thing, but now we need to make sure that everyone in this building belongs here and is ours, because with certain places and some tragic things that have happened, people look like students, but bring harm to our school,” Assistant Principal Patricia Charron said. “We wanna make sure you belong here.” 

The district also set a new policy for final exam exemptions. In previous years, the requirements included: no more than three absences, at least an 80 average, and no ALC placement. This year, the policies have been changed to no more than five absences, no more than three tardies, no ALC placement and at least a 75 average.

To also help studies with tardies and absences, the administration placed a no more than five tardy rule for students who wanted to attend the Homecoming dance as well as all fees and fines being cleared. 

“Y’all get five times every nine weeks, so if I was late to work five time in nine weeks I’d probably lose my job,” Charron said. “It’s to help kids be responsible.”