2018-2019 HMMS Important Information
School Mission Statement
Empowering students to lead, learn and to build relationships.
SCHOOL START AND END TIMES
School starts at 7:23 A.M. and ends at 2:20 P.M. Doors open at 6:50.
BREAKFAST & LUNCH
All students at HMMS will receive free breakfast and lunch.
MORNING DROP OFF
Parents must use the entrance by the stoplight. The entrance directly in the front of the school is for busses only. Beginning at 6:50 A.M. each morning, students may be dropped off at the café doors in the front of the school. There will be a faculty member standing at that door to greet students as they enter the building. Students will make their way to the cafeteria, gym, or library. Doors will be closed at 7:15 in the morning. Any student arriving after 7:15 must enter the building through the front office.
After-school, student pick-up will be in the same location as the morning drop off. Please follow signs for traffic flow. Staff members will be outside to assist you.
ELECTRONIC DEVICE GUIDELINES
This guideline is in regards to, but not limited to, cell phones, MP3 players, gaming devices, IPODs, other portable music players, laser pointers, cameras, video recorders and anything else that can be placed in this category at the discretion of school administration. If these items are brought to school, they must be turned off and in the student’s locker or in the student’s pocket at all times.
Again, we would like to reiterate that valuables (such as these items) that end up lost/stolen are not the responsibility of Henry Moss Middle School. The school will not be responsible for lost or stolen items and will not interrupt or use academic time to hunt lost or stolen items.
DRESS AND APPEARANCE
District Policy: This dress code is adopted in the interest of developing and maintaining a student’s body that is well groomed, neat and avoids disruption of the educational process. When violations of these policies occur, the Principal or his/her representative will inform the student of the violation and instruct the student in the correction of the discrepancy. If the student then fails to follow the established policy, disciplinary action may result.
Pants must be worn at the waist. No skin shall be visible in clothing above the fingertip length. Underwear/undergarments shall not be visible at any time. At no time, with normal movement, shall a shirt or other top expose bare midriff. This rule prohibits wearing low-rise jeans and short shirt combinations that do not provide adequate and constant coverage of the midriff area.
No see-through fabrics on any clothing. No spaghetti strap tops –No off-shoulder top.
No hemlines shall be shorter than fingertip length (shorts, skirt, and dresses). Fingertip length is measured at a normal relaxed upright position; even when wearing tights or leggings. Any holes above fingertip length must have leggings or shorts under.
No low-cut blouses or tops. The neckline of any article of clothing should not be lower than the width of the student’s flat hand (fingers together) with the thumb touching the Adam’s apple.
No sunglasses unless the office has a written medical excuse.
Hair shall be kept cleaned and groomed. If hair styles/colors distract the educational process, it will be addressed by the administration.
Every student is provided a locker and a combination lock. There is a $3 rental fee for the year. Students are required to keep their backpacks and other personal belongings in their locker during the day. Students are allowed to use a small draw string bag for their gym clothes if they choose to do so. Students will be allowed to go to their lockers before school and at the end of the day. Locker privileges may be revoked if the student does not follow with locker rules.
The following supplies will be needed for each student at Henry Moss Middle School for the 2018-19 school year:
A Two-Inch Binder (No Zip-Up Trapper Keeper Style Binders)
A Pencil Pouch – One That Fits Into The Binder
A Package of Seven Divider Tabs For The Binder (1 per class)
Two Composition Books
A Pack Of Colored Pencils
Several Packages Of Loose-Leaf Paper – No Spiral Notebooks
A Pack Of Highlighters
A Pack Of Black Or Blue Pens
A Pack Of Glue Sticks
Henry F. Moss Middle School offers the students a wide variety of sports for students to participate in. While at Moss, students have the opportunity to participate in volleyball, soccer, football, basketball, cheerleading, baseball, softball, and participate on the school’s academic team.
Tryouts and practices for each sport will be announced well in advance. All students may try out. To do so, students will have to have an up-to-date physical and be academically eligible (see “Sports Eligibility”).
Students participating in any sport, including cheerleading and the academic team, will be under the guidelines set forth by the District Sports Eligibility Policy and the KHSAA. The following standards must be met to be eligible for participation in sports at Henry Moss Middle School:
Students repeating 7th or 8th grade are not eligible to participate during the repeated year. If a 7th grade athlete turns 14 before August 1st they must participate at the 8th grade level. An 8th grader that is 15 or older by August 1st may not participate as an 8th grader.
When selecting the teams, the coach will consider grades, attendance, and prior discipline reports.
Proper grades must be maintained. Grades will be checked at the beginning of each week (Mondays) by the coach, sponsor, or administrator.
Any student with one F at midterm of a quarter, or at the end of a quarter, will be placed on academic probation and will be required to attend Academic Study Hall after school until the end of the quarter, or the next midterm. If the student still has an F in the same class, the student can be removed from the team for the rest of that sport’s season.
Any student with more than one F at the quarter midterm or at the end of a quarter can be removed from the team for the rest of that sport’s season.
Any student athlete receiving ISS once the season has begun shall be ineligible to practice/play on the day(s) of the ISS assignment and will miss the next scheduled game. Any athlete receiving a second ISS assignment or being sent to ASP at any time may be dismissed from the team immediately.
Any student athlete receiving 3 or more days of out-of-school-suspension will be dismissed from the team for the remainder of the season. Players or participants may be dismissed without prior offenses if they become involved in any serious disciplinary problem (including, but not limited to alcohol, drugs, theft, disrespect to faculty/staff, fighting etc.) These offenses include off-campus violations as well. Final decision will be that of the administration.
A coach or administrator has the right and authority to “bench” or discipline any player for misconduct of any kind. A coach or administrator has the authority to take whatever disciplinary matters are necessary to ensure proper behavior by all participants.
Any athlete absent/tardy to school for more than three class periods, shall not practice or play on that day.
Students must attend practices to be eligible to play.
An athletic physical must be on file with the coach in order to try out for a team or participate in conditioning. Physicals are good for one year. Student must have proof of insurance. The students’ parent may purchase a plan offered by the Warren County Schools for athletes or provide proof of insurance through their private policy.
Athletes are under the direct supervision of their coach. Additional rules and requirements may be enacted and enforced by the coach or administrators.
Henry F. Moss Middle School offers the students a variety of clubs to participate in. We encourage the students to get involved because this is a great way for students to enhance their school experience!
Clubs that are available to students will be announced early in the school year. Meetings for clubs may take place before, during, or after school hours. If a club meets before or after school, it is the students’ responsibility to have transportation to and from the club meeting
Warren County Public Schools
As TEACHERS, we will:
Show respect for each child and his/her family;
Come to class prepared to teach;
Provide an environment conducive to learning;
Believe that each student can learn;
Enforce school and classroom rules fairly and consistently;
Maintain open line of communication with students and his/her parents;
Seek ways to involve parents in the school program;
Demonstrate professional behavior and positive attitude;
Provide quality curriculum and instruction.
As a STUDENT, I will:
Always try to do my best in my work and on my behavior;
Work cooperatively with my classmates;
Show respect for myself, my school and other people;
Obey school and bus rules;
Come to school prepared with my homework and my supplies;
Believe that I can learn and will learn.
As a PARENT/GUARDIAN, I will:
See that my child attends school regularly and on time;
Insist that all homework assignments are completed;
Communicate regularly with my child’s teachers and attend at least one-parent teacher conference;
Encourage my child to read at home and to monitor his/her TV viewing;
Volunteer time to my child’s school;
Attend school functions;
Show respect for my child, the teachers, and the school.
As a PRINCIPAL, I will:
Believe that each student can learn;
Provide an environment that allows for positive communication between the teacher, parent/guardian, and student;
Support school programs and functions.