Bullying And Harassment
ACE faculty and staff seek to create an environment that simulates that of the workplace. Just as bullying and harassment are not tolerated on the job, these negative behaviors are not tolerated at ACE. Students who conduct themselves in such a manner will be disciplined and referred for counseling. If the behavior persists, a parent will be contacted and more extreme discipline measures will be taken. All students are expected to show respect for others at all times.
Students are reminded that the purpose of ACE is to prepare them for the world of work. Adequate and suitable clothing is required in business and industry; therefore, students need to dress appropriately when training for a job. ACE students are required to dress in accordance with OSHA safety standards for work in a hazardous work environment.
In the interest of health, safety, cleanliness, decency, and decorum among the students of ACE, a uniform will be required. It is worn at all times while on the ACE campus. Uniform information will be mailed prior to the start of school. All students must adhere to the following uniform codes:
1. Shoes must have a closed toe and heel.
2. Unless the assigned uniform is scrubs, tops must be tucked inside pants/skirts and a plain, professional, solid colored belt must be worn. The belt must be visible from all sides and at all times.
3. Unless the assigned uniform is scrubs, pants must be a solid color with no design or stripes. Jean pants are not permitted, regardless of color. Females may wear a solid color pant or skirt. The color will be designated by the occupational instructor. Shorts may be worn at the discretion of each occupational instructor according to the safety and professionalism standards suited to their field. Skirts and shorts may not be shorter than fingertip length. Pants cannot sag below the waist. All clothing should be properly fitted, not tight or formed to the skin, nor excessively loose and baggy. Graffiti cannot be painted or written on the uniform.
4. Tee shirts worn under uniform shirts must be solid color unless otherwise designated by the instructor.
5. Tops must be appropriately sized, such that they do not become untucked during normal use, nor appear baggy or blouse over the student’s belt.
6. Acceptable outerwear is a plain, solid-colored hoodie or sweatshirt or a program-specific hoodie or sweatshirt. No other outerwear will be permitted in the buildings. All other dress standards must be met when wearing outerwear.
7. Heavy coats and jackets may be worn outside only. These should be professional in appearance and may not contain violent, drug related or offensive type or images, no reference to alcohol, no obscenities, no lewd signs or symbols. Outerwear must be removed when indoors/in the classroom.
8. Males and females may not wear caps or other headdress inside the building unless it is part of their school uniform.
9. Students may not wear any visible clothing that is not part of their defined uniform as stated in this handbook without first obtaining express permission from the administration.
10. Jewelry and clothing accessories may only be worn if they are consistent with the school’s standards of safety and professionalism in the career. Such items must be removed if deemed unsafe or unprofessional by any school staff member.
11. Uniforms must be well maintained and free from significant stains or tears. Uniform items that no longer appear professional may not be worn. Students may not alter uniforms in any way except with regard to proper fitting.
12. The dress code is enforced at all times students are on campus; i.e. lunch, after school, Saturday school,etc.
13. Students should always appear professional in the way they wear their uniforms.
14. Students who fail to comply with any of the stated expecations will receive appropriate consequences as defined in this handbook.
Any exception to the school dress code must be documented by a medical doctor.
GANG RELATED DRESS IS NOT PERMITTED. SUCH DRESS MAY INCLUDE THE ROLLING OR BINDING OF PANT LEGS, OR SUCH ITEMS AS BAND-AIDS, BANDANNAS, SCARVES, OR DO-RAGS. ANY ITEM NOT PERMITTED IN THE DRESS CODE AND SUSPECTED OF GANG AFFILIATION MAY BE CONFISCATED. A TEACHER OR ADMINISTRATOR WILL CONFISCATE SUCH ITEMS ON SIGHT.
The following action will be taken when students are dressed inappropriately after the grace period:
1st offense – Student is referred to the In-School Suspension Coordinator and given an opportunity to correct his/her dress. The student must review the dress code standards and sign acknowledging that they understand the uniform and dress code policies and consequences for violating them. A parent or guardian will be notified of the infraction.
2nd offense – Student is referred to the In-School Suspension Coordinator and given an opportunity to correct his/her dress. The student must review the dress code standards and sign acknowledging that they understand the uniform and dress code policies and consequences for violating them. A parent or guardian will be notified of the infraction.
3rd offense – Student is referred to the In-School Suspension Coordinator and given an opportunity to correct his/her dress. A parent or guardian will be contacted. The student will be placed in ISS for the remainder of the school day.
4th offense or greater – A parent or guardian will be contacted to remove the student from campus immediately. Any student not removed immediately will be placed in ISS for the remainder of the day and will serve a one day OSS. The student will not be allowed back on campus without a parent conference. During the conference the student must display a properly worn uniform, which must be approved by a school official before the student may be admitted back to class.
All students are required to wear a specific uniform that is representative of one who works in a particular career field. Students will receive uniform requirements from their CATE program teacher, or a copy of the uniform list may be acquired from the Student Services Coordinator, Mrs. Mitchell. Full-time students should purchase a minimum of five uniforms. Former students may continue to wear uniforms purchased during the 2013-2014 school year as long as they are in good condition; i.e. free of graffiti, not torn or faded. Approved outer wear is any solid-colored or program-specific hoodies/sweatshirts.
IMPORTANT NOTE: All clothing must fit appropriately. Clothes may not be baggy, sagging or tight-fitting. Pants/shorts/skirts must be fitted on waist with a solid colored belt. Shoulder seams on shirts must not droop past shoulder and bottom hem must not fall below mid-thigh. Skirts or shorts must be finger-tip length or longer. Closed-toe shoes are required. If any of these instructions are unclear, please see a school representative before purchasing
Student Attendance Regulations
School attendance is important to every student’s success. Students are expected to attend regularly. By law, all students must attend class a minimum of 170 days of the 180-day school year. For a semester course, state law requires a student to be in attendance 85 of the 90 days. This equates to 2.5 allowable absences in a semester course and 5 allowable absences in a year for students on an A/B schedule. Students with greater than the allowable number of absences in any course will not be awarded any credit for that course. If a student is in jeopardy of losing credit due to absences during the first semester, a letter will be mailed home. Students who are absent over the minimum required days will not be eligible to receive credit unless the school board grants approval for excessive absences in accordance with board policy.
A parental note may be accepted for a student’s re-admission to campus for absences fewer than five days; however, it will not excuse time or work missed. For absences greater than five days, legal documentation or documentation from a medical doctor will be required for student’s re-admission to school.