Parent and Student Guide










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Dear Parents and Students,

We believe in making the safety and success of students a priority at our school.  No matter where they go or what they do in life, there will be certain regulations to guide them.  Naturally, there are procedures and regulations at Lovejoy High School to which students must adhere.  The following are a list of reminders for students and parents.

Dress Code and Grooming for High School Students

High School students are not required to wear a school assigned uniform for the 2020-2021 School Year unless required by a specific program, discipline or academy. However, students must dress appropriately and adhere to the policy described below.

Appropriate Sizes

Students shall wear clothing of appropriate size. Parents are expected to buy proper sized clothing. The size of shirts and pants shall be appropriate to the student’s body size and shall not be unduly oversized or undersized.  Skinny pants, tights, or leggings that substitute as pants are not acceptable. Tights and leggings must be worn under a skirt that meets the length requirement (no more than 3 inches above the knee) of the dress code.

Unacceptable Attire

Students are not allowed to wear clothing, jewelry (including body piercing jewelry and “grills”), buttons, haircuts, tattoos, or other attire with markings that are offensive, suggestive, disruptive, or indecent. Examples of unacceptable attire are listed below.

 • Clothing associated with gangs (including bandanas of any color)

 • Clothing encouraging the use of tobacco, drugs, alcohol, or violence

 • Clothing associated with discrimination based on age, color, handicap, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, race, religion, or sex

 • Clothing exposing the upper chest cleavage, torso, buttocks, upper thighs including see-through garments, mini-skirts, mini-dresses, halters, backless dresses, tube tops and tank tops without over shirts, spaghetti strap garments without over shirts, crop tops, bare midriff outfits, or shirts tied at the midriff. All skirts and shorts must meet the required length (no more than 3 inches above the knee).

 • Intentionally altered clothing or unbuttoned and ill-fitted garments are not acceptable

 • Ill-fitted garments include, but are not limited to garments that are too small or too large, transparent, mesh, or see-through. Skin tight clothing is not allowed. Clothing must be completely buckled, belted, buttoned, or fastened

 • Cut or frayed clothing with holes or patched holes is not allowed (no holes above the knee)

 • Skinny pants, tights, leggings, jeggings or yoga pants that substitute as pants are not allowed

 • Clothing not properly fastened or with tears

 • Sleeveless shirts are not allowed

 • Towels, washcloths, or handkerchiefs are not to be carried to school or used except for use during physical education class

 • Clothing or outer garments traditionally designed as undergarments such as boxer shorts, bloomers, tights, hosiery, sleepwear and pajamas

 • Clothing or footwear (flip flops, slides, house shoes, bedroom slippers) that is construed by the principal or designee as hazardous or dangerous to the health of the students or others

 • Hats, headgear (wave caps, bonnets, hoodies, bandanas, and shower caps), or any head covering is not allowed except when approved by the principal—exceptions will be considered in the case of headwear or scarves worn as a part of a student’s religious practice or for documented medical reasons

Unacceptable Shorts

Athletic shorts including spandex-style “bicycle” shorts, cut-off jeans, frayed jeans or pants, cut-off sweatpants, short-shorts, running shorts, and see-through boxer-type shorts are not permitted.


Attendance – It is important that students arrive to school and report on time to class the entire day.  School begins at 8:50 and ends at 4:00.  Students are not allowed in the building until 8:00 a.m.  Students that are not in first period by 8:50, are marked tardy. During the day, students are given 6 minutes to go to each of their classes and will be marked tardy after that time.   

Under no circumstances should a student leave campus once they have arrived unless they are being checked out by a guardian.  Students, regardless of age/grade cannot leave the campus to pick up lunch.  School ends at 4:00 p.m.  All students must leave the building at this time unless they are under the supervision of a teacher in a structured activity (ex.  8th period, tutorials, athletics, a school club or organization).

Infinite Campus – Infinite Campus is available for all parents to monitor student attendance, grades and communicate with teachers.  If you have not registered for infinite campus, please contact our parent liaison, Mrs. Heatley.

Electronic Devices- Electronic devices are prohibited during school hours within the school building except as permitted by school administration or for instructional purposes.  Headphones are not permitted during school hours (8:50am – 4:00pm).

Student Drop-off/Pick-up

The curve in front of the main entrance is not for stopping.  It is the driveway for cars to enter and exit the main parking lot.  Please refrain from stopping to pick-up or drop-off students.  The student parking lot is the designated area for pick-up/drop-off.

We hope that you will assist us in making sure your child adhere to school rules.  If you have any questions, please contact your students’ grade level principal:

9th Grade – Dr. Dobbins                                                             11th Grade –Mr. Thompson

10th Grade – Dr. Denson                                                            12th Grade – Mrs. Davison


Thank you for all of your support!

Mr. Rodney Jordan

Lovejoy High School

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