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All students (and their parent or guardian) sign the Memorandum of Understanding before they are admitted to Bushwick Leaders' High School. It is strictly enforced.
- The school doors open at 7:30. At 8:10 all students are to have reported downstairs in the cafeteria. Classes begin promptly at 8:20. Lateness will not be tolerated and will result in appropriate penalty, including a phone call to the parent.
- Failure of one or more classes will result in a mandatory parent conference and will necessarily result in mandatory after school or Saturday remediation.
- Students must be in dress code at all times. If a student reports to school out of dress code, he or she will not be permitted to sit in classes and a parent or guardian will be called in to remedy the situation.
- Students are not permitted to bring any electronic devices into the building. This includes (but is not limited to) CD players, tape players, beepers, pagers, cell phones, iPods, MP3 players, PDAs, or portable game consoles. If any of these items is seen by a staff member, it will be immediately confiscated. These items will only be returned to a parent. If a student breaks this rule and brings one of these devices to school, Bushwick Leaders’ cannot be responsible for any resultant theft.
- Possession or use of drugs, alcohol, tobacco, or weapons will result in immediate suspension and police involvement. Disrespect of any staff member (insubordination) is also a suspendable offense.
- Students are not permitted to chew gum at any time.
- Students are not permitted to bring any food or beverage into the building. This includes (but is not limited to) candy, soda, chips, breakfast sandwiches, or lunch sandwiches. Plastic 24-ounce or smaller bottles of water are permitted. Food may only be eaten at the tables in the cafeteria during students’ programmed lunch periods.
- All students must purchase a gym uniform.
- For the safety and protection of your child, your child may be subject to search and seizure within the limits of law if there is reasonable suspicion that he or she may possess some item that may be a threat to the safety of our school community.
- All school trips are mandatory.
- Parents and guardians are required to be active participants in the education of their children. It is mandatory that a student’s parent or guardian come to the school in person for each of the following:
- To pick up all report cards (6 per year)
- To attend a one-on-one conference with the parent coordinator
- To attend parent meetings
- To attend orientation sessions
- To attend parent workshops
- To attend parent/teacher conferences
For questions, please contact Ana Toro, our dean. Click here for a printable copy.