SY24 Dismissal & Early Dismissal From School

    Bak has established a dismissal plan for the safety of all stakeholders. Tri-Rail riders are dismissed first, followed by car riders and bus riders as their buses arrive. Students must remain in their classrooms until their mode of transportation is called. Students who go home by car may only be picked up in the student pick-up/drop-off loop. Parents must stay in the car line until they reach the pick-up area and their student is released to enter the car. Students may not leave the pick-up area to go to a parent waiting in a parked car.

    Students are expected to attend a full school day. In the rare instance that a student needs to leave school early, parents/students must follow the Early Dismissal procedure that is designed not to disrupt learning and to enforce safety/security requirements. Failure to follow the early dismissal procedure will result in dismissal delays due to the staff’s inability to go to the classroom and escort the student to Student Services. Therefore, we are unable to get a student for early dismissal after 2:30 pm who have not followed procedures. Students who follow the Early Dismissal procedure may be released by their teacher until 3:00 pm.

    Early Dismissal Procedure: The student must do the following:

    1. Bring a note signed by the parent indicating the following: Student name, student ID number, grade level,
      the time the student is being picked up, and the name of the person who is picking up the student.
    2. Bring the note to the back of Student Services in the morning and drop it in the metal drop box.
    3. Show the early release pass (that was given to the student) to your teacher when you enter the class to inform the teacher that you will be leaving early (tell the time/show pass).
    4. Leave at the appropriate time and go to Student Services (remind the teacher before leaving class).
    5. Person Picking up the student must follow the procedures below:
      • Ensure that your name appears in SIS as a person who is permitted to pick-up the child.
      • Have your government I.D. out and ready to present it to school staff.
      • Push the “buzzer, stand in front of door, state your name, and explain purpose for requesting entry.
      • Wait at the outside covered entryway until it is the appropriate time to be “buzzed” in.

    School District Policy: Excessive early sign-outs or unexcused tardies will be addressed on a case-by-case basis to determine if there is a pattern of non-attendance. When a secondary student misses fifty (50) percent or more of a class period due to early dismissal or late arrival to school, the student shall be considered absent and marked absent (per SB Policy 5.09). Additionally, accumulated early dismissals/unexcused tardies may be recorded as unexcused absences consistent with Fla. Stat. § 1003.02(1)(b).

    At Bak MSOA creativity and self-expression are fostered, but there are attire parameters set forth by the School District of Palm Beach County’s School Board Policy (5.182) and Bak MSOA. Attire means clothing, jewelry, headwear, book bags, accessories, or other articles of personal appearance. Please review the dress code with your child and ensure that your child is appropriately dressed for school per the parameters below.
    Specifically, the following attire is UNACCEPTABLE in District schools:

    1. Attire with language or images that are crude, vulgar, profane, lewd/obscene, sexually explicit, or sexually suggestive; attire with symbols, mottoes, words or acronyms that promotes illegal or violent conduct, gang symbols, the unlawful use of weapons, drugs, alcohol, tobacco or drug paraphernalia, or clothing that contains threats; attire associated with discrimination on the basis of age, color, handicap, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, race, religion, or sex.
    2. Clothing that is revealing or sexually suggestive. Examples include, but not limited to, clothing which exposes the waist, navel, back, or abdomen (midriff/crop top/halter top), exposes one’s undergarments or buttocks, have plunging necklines, muscle tanks/tops, backless or strapless garments, and/or clothing constructed of see-through materials.
      How do I know if my shirt/top is “long” enough? The top can be tucked-in and remain tucked-in to
      the lower garment when the lower garment is appropriately worn. Another guide: The top must naturally fall at least three inches below the natural waistband/hipband of the lower garment that is being worn.
      How do I know if my shorts/dress/skirt/skort is “long” enough? The garment’s length is at or below the student’s index finger when the arms are naturally placed by the student’s side. A quick guide for shorts – a minimum of a 4-inch inseam must be worn.
    3. Clothing traditionally designed as undergarments (e.g., boxer shorts, pajamas, bras) may not be worn as outer garments. Footwear which does not provide adequate protection or hygienic measures.
    4. Attire that may be used as a weapon, including but not limited to, steel toed shoes; chains; studded accessories; items with spikes; and other items deemed inappropriate by the individual school site.
    5. Clothing which, because of fit, design, color, inadequate coverage, or some other factor, creates classroom/school disorder/distract the attention of another/creates a safety or health hazard for any student.
    6. Jewelry/other accessories worn in a manner that presents a safety health hazard/causes a major disruption to the educational process (e.g., chains hanging from belt, pocket, wallet, spiked collars, tails, gloves).
    7. Hats, head coverings, bandanas, or the hood of a jacket/shirt. A religious exception is provided for students who cover their heads as an expression of a sincerely held religious belief. Weather exception: Students may wear a head covering outside if the temperature drops below 60 degrees.
    8. A jacket, sweat top, or cover-up may not be used to hide or cover a dress code violation.

    This document serves as official notice/warning to parents and students. Students are responsible for adhering to this dress code (no additional warning will be given). Non-adherence to district/school rules will result in consequences based on the Student Code of Conduct. Depending on the location and level of infraction, which may include, but are not limited to, drop in conduct grade, after school or lunch detention(s), or discipline referral.