Important Information Items

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ITEMS

School Start Dates and Times

6th Graders: 6th grade students will begin their school year with a half day on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.
School will begin at 7:50 a.m. and will dismiss at 11:50 a.m. that day. A pizza lunch, courtesy of the school,
will be provided on the 6th grade half day. This half day will replace the half day on June 7, 2016.

6th, 7th and 8th Grade students: Wednesday, August 24, 2016, will be the first full day of school for all
students and the second day for 6th graders. Students are allowed in the building beginning at 7:30 a.m. but the
actual start time is 7:50 a.m. School dismisses at 2:50 p.m. Students are asked to leave the building by 3:05
p.m. unless they have arranged to stay for a teacher’s enrichment.

We do not allow unsupervised students to remain on campus after 3:05 p.m. Please make arrangements
for for students to be picked up and off campus by that time.

Back Packs – NEW THIS YEAR

For safety issues, students will not be allowed to carry backpacks from class to class. Students can bring
backpacks to school but the backpack must remain in the locker throughout the day. All students will be
required to take their binders to each class.

School Pictures
School pictures will be taken on Thursday September 15, 2016. Please make note of this date. A flier will
be sent home at a later date regarding packet choices. Every student will have his/her picture taken for school
identification. Purchase of the packets offered is optional.

Dress Code
As you purchase clothes for the school year, please keep the district dress code in mind. Student clothing
clothes should reflect the dignity of learning. Canyons School District policy states:

“Items that disrupt the educational mission shall not be allowed. Personal items such as clothing, paraphernalia,
jewelry, backpacks, fanny packs, gym bags, water bottles, etc., shall be free of writing, pictures, or any other
insignias, which are crude, vulgar, profane, violent, or sexually suggestive. Items which bear advertising,
promotions and likeness of tobacco, alcohol, or drugs or which are contrary to the educational mission shall not
be allowed. Students shall not wear clothes that are:
  •  mutilated
  •  cut off, or immodest
           * e.g., short shorts, mini skirts, bare midriffs, halter-tops, spaghetti straps, tank shirts, or similar clothing.
  •  Clothing shall cover the midriff, underwear, backs, and cleavage at all times.
  •  Skirts, dresses and shorts must be at least mid-thigh length or longer when seated.
  •  Hats of any kind are not allowed within the building except as part of an approved activity, or for religious, or medical purposes.
  •  Gang-related clothing, colors, and paraphernalia shall not be allowed in schools or activities.
          * School officials will determine what constitutes “gang” clothing, colors, and paraphernalia after consultation
            with law enforcement agencies as needed.”

A complete copy of the dress code can be found in the middle school registration booklet or on-line at
canyonsdistrict.org. Eastmont students usually come to school very well dressed and appropriate. Occasionally,
however, when a student’s dress does not meet the dress code standard, he/she will be asked to change.
Students will have the opportunity to call home for a change of clothing, or the school may have some clothes
they can wear for the day. We appreciate the support of parents in implementing the Canyons District dress
policy. We know from experience that it contributes to a safer learning environment.