Codes & Policies


NP3 Middle Codes and Policies

Attendance Policy

Attendance Policy

School begins promptly at 8:00 Am. Regular and punctual attendance is necessary for students to achieve academic success. California law allows children to be absent from school only for the following reasons: illness, medical or dental services, attendance at a funeral service, the illness or medical appointment of a parent, and for justifiable personal reasons approved by the principal. Students who are absent for five (5) consecutive unexcused absences may be un-enrolled.

It is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to provide an explanation for a child’s absence. If your child’s absence is not excused within three (3) days of the absence, the absence will automatically turn into a truancy and the Student Attendance and Review Board (SARB) process will begin per CA Education Code 48200.
It is the student’s responsibility to turn in any assignments that were due during his/her absence. It is also the student’s responsibility to obtain any assignments that he/she missed during the absence from his/her teacher.

If a student will be taken out of a school for an extended period of time, three or more days, the parent/guardian must contact the school. Teachers will provide parent/guardian with the work that will be missed during that time. This enables a child to complete most missed assignments, receive full credit, and lessen any academic gaps due to absences.

Tardy Policy

Tardy Policy

It is the responsibility of both the parent and student to be at school on time every day. Students should be in their seat, ready to start working, when the school day begins. When students are late, it causes a disruption in the classroom and impedes learning.

Students who miss more than sixty (60) minutes of instruction a week due to tardiness will have their parent/guardian contacted and will set up a meeting if needed.

Electronics Policy

Electronics Policy

All electronics are to be turned OFF upon entering a classroom. Failure to turn off electronics will result in an automatic confiscation of the item. Item will NOT be returned to student until the end of the day. Ear buds or headphones are to be off and put away immediately after entering a classroom. Parents: If you need to reach your child during the school day, please call the office, 567-5741.

Dress Code Policy

Dress Code Policy:

(Addendum for girls and all students for Fridays)

All students are expected to wear clothes that are neat, clean, in good condition and fitting appropriately for conventional school standards.

Shirts and Blouses: Boys are required to wear collared shirts. Girls are allowed to wear shirts without collars however, shoulders must be covered. T-shirts whether plain, with writing or other decoration are not allowed. Once available, NP3 T-shirts may be worn on Fridays. Shirts and blouses must cover midriffs.

Pants: Pants of any material are acceptable as long as they fit at the natural waist and are neither sagging nor excessively tight.

Skirts and Shorts: Skirts and shorts of any material may be worn. These should fit at the natural waist and be at least finger-tip length. Athletic shorts of any kind are not appropriate attire.

Shoes: Shoes may be either sneaker or leather. While acceptable, flip flops and backless shoes are discouraged.

Sweatshirts, Sweaters and Jackets: May be plain or have college/university logos or may be NP3 logo wear when available. If Sweatshirts have a hood, it is to remain off the head at all times while inside.

Belts/Buckles: Belts must be of an appropriate length and may not have initials or logos on them. Belts may not dangle and chains are not to be worn.

Accessories: Purses, jewelry, decorations must not be a distraction to instruction and must be safe for a school setting.

Hats: Hats may never be worn inside of the building.

Hair: Hair styles may not be a distraction to the learning environment.

Not acceptable: clothing with
1. Professional sports team logos or names
2. Sweats, Warm-ups, Jerseys, Athletic Shorts or clothes considered athletic attire.
3. T-shirts other than NP3, on Fridays
4. Any identifiable gang attire or colors
5. No article of clothing (or other belonging) may promote drugs, alcohol, violence, racism, discrimination.

The administration reserves the right to make a determination that an item of clothing, a logo or other style or fashion statements is disruptive or inappropriate. Students in violation of the dress code policy will be required to call home and will not be allowed to attend class until appropriately dressed.

Fridays are the ONLY day of the week that students may instead wear NP3 shirts. Any student who fails to follow the dress code will be sent to the office to borrow the appropriate attire.