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Every student enrolled at MSC High School is at school to get an education and to develop himself intellectually, culturally, morally, and socially. He is therefore expected to act as a mature individual on and off campus, showing respect to proper authorities, for the rights of his fellowmen, and for his role and position in the academic community of MSC High School.

In order to maintain a conducive learning atmosphere for their common good, each student is hereby enjoined to follow certain norms.

  1. Uniform
    • Students have to wear the prescribed uniform, at all times, when in campus and when requested for official off-campus school activities. The school uniform should not be worn for any other purpose or occasion. Each student should conduct himself/ herself neatly at all times and at all places.

      For male students
       
      • Prescribed short-sleeved white polo with seal (High School)
      • Prescribed short-sleeved cream polo with pin (College)
      • Black long pants
      • Black leather shoes with socks School ID
      For female students
       
      • Prescribed white blouse with seal (High School)/cream blouse with pin (College) and brown checkered skirt
      • Black shoes with socks (HS)
      • Black shoes with at least 1 inch heels” (College)
      For Caregiver students
      • Prescribed MSC T-shirt and blue jeans or Scrub Suit with school ID
      For PE classes
      • MSC T-shirt
      • Jogging pants
      • Sneakers/ rubber shoes

    • The P.E. uniform (MSC T-shirt and jogging pants) is worn every Wednesday by High School students and by both the HS and College students together with the School ID during designated days for PE.

    • Wednesday is “Wash” Day for HS and College students. Regular students are to come to school in MSC T-shirt and blue jeans with the School ID.

    • Students of short courses should wear only proper and modest clothes in school.

    • Identification cards shall be worn by the students at all times with the uniform inside the school premises. Lost IDs shall be immediately reported and replaced.

    • Male students are not allowed to wear earrings.

    • Girls may choose an appropriate hairstyle for school; boys’ hair length must not go beyond the top side of their collars and should not cover the ears or eyebrows. Color-dyed hair is not allowed.

    • Jewelries worn must only be minimal

    • Students who are not in proper uniform may sit-in the class but shall be considered absent.

  2. Attendance
    • Regular Classes

      • Regular school days are from Monday to Friday.

      • High School students must come on time for the Flag Ceremony at 7:00 a.m. every Monday. Late comers shall be asked to submit a written explanation to the Principal.

      • Morning classes start at 7:20 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m. for the HS Dept.

      • Physical Education classes and other subjects may be scheduled on Saturdays depending on the course schedule of classes.

    • Class Attendance

      • Students are required to attend classes regularly.

      • A student who has been absent shall present a letter of excuse noted by the Principal/ Guidance Counselor before he can be accepted in class.

      • Students whose accumulated absences exceed 20% of the number of school days without any valid reason shall be given a failing grade and given no credit for the course or subject.

      • A student who leaves the class and does not come back or comes back only at the end of the period shall be considered absent from the class.

      • Absence from class has an effect on the student’s grade when quizzes, recitation, or exams are given during his absence. Students cannot make up for work missed during absences without valid excuse. Parent/ guardian conference will be required.

      • A student is considered absent when he is not n class; when he has been tardy for five times; and when he has cut class twice.

    • Tardiness

      • A student is marked late/ tardy when he is not inside the classroom at the start of the class unless there is valid reason.

      • Late comers may be accepted in class after proper explanation of his tardiness to his teacher and classmates.

      • Repeated tardiness will affect the student’s grades. Students cannot make up for work missed. Parent/ guardian conference will be required.

    • Cutting Class

      • A student is considered to have cut a class if he is known to be inside the campus during class period or he does not attend any class/es.

    • Returning to Class After an Absence

      • A student who has been absent shall present an excuse letter from his/ her parent or guardian to the Principal. The Principal shall indicate whether the absence is excused or unexcused.

      • For Excused Absences, students may be given the right to make-up for missed lessons/ exams.

      • For Unexcused Absences, students are not given the right to make-up. Absences due to suspension are considered unexcused absences.

      Shortened Periods
    • Shortened periods are declared by the Principal when faculty or special meetings are held wherein sixty minutes classes are reduced to forty minutes. Schedule of classes shall be posted in the bulletin board.

      Suspension of Classes
    • Classes are suspended during inclement weather such as typhoons and other calamities under the following conditions:

      Signal No. 1 Suspension of classes for pre-elementary.
      Signal No. 2 Suspension of classes for pre-elementary Elementary and high school
      Signal No. 3 All classes are automatically suspended.

    • Official announcements on radio and television are followed by the institution.

    • Parents have ultimate responsibility for determining whether their children should go to school, even if no order for suspension of classes has been issued if they feel that traveling to and from school will place their children at risk.

    • Special holidays are announced through the Office of the Principal.

  3. DISCIPLINE

    On Student Activities
    • Only recognized student organizations/ associations are allowed in the school. Activities or projects should have the approval of the Principal. Recognized student organizations should submit their respective program of activities to the Principal's/ Guidance Office.

    • No student may represent the school in outside activities without the proper authorization of the Principal.

    • Reports on a student’s indecent behavior inside or outside the school premises would automatically bring about an investigation to preserve the integrity of the school.

    • Collections contrary to law or the DepEd regulations are prohibited.



    Inside the School
    • The administrative officials, faculty members, and the service personnel are conduits of the students in the pursuance of their legitimate aspirations in acquiring knowledge and professional skills. Students, therefore, should observe politeness, respect, and deference in all their dealings with administrative officials, faculty members, service personnel, as well as their fellow students.

    • Students shall not entertain outsiders inside the classroom or anywhere in the campus except for valid reason and with the permission of the Principal/ Administrative Head.

    • High school students shall not be allowed to leave the premises of the school during class hours without permission from the Office of the Principal.

    • Announcements posted in the bulletin boards require the effect of law within twenty-four (24) hours upon posting. No unauthorized person may write or post in the bulletin board. Tampering with posted notices is prohibited.

    • Cheating, falsification of signature and records, stealing, and lying are subject to disciplinary actions.

    • The bulletin board may only be used for official notices. Student officers may be authorized to post announcements in the bulletin board after gaining permission from the administrative office.

    • Bladed weapons, firearms, explosives, pornographic materials, alcoholic drinks, and prohibited drugs are not allowed inside the campus.

    • Drinking liquor within the campus or entering under the influence of liquor is a serious offense.

    • Smoking nor gambling is not allowed inside the school premises.

    • Profane or obscene language, either oral or written should not be used in communicating with any faculty member or any authorized school personnel or another student. Obscene gesture, signs, pictures or publications are also prohibited.

    • Group movements such as passing through corridors should be done with the minimum of noise so as not to disturb on-going classes.

    • Eating inside the classroom, library, and laboratory is not allowed. Snacks/ meals shall be taken at the canteen during recess period or at such time that students are not engaged in classroom activities.



    Outside the School
    • A student should be aware of his responsibilities in upholding and in projecting a good image of his school.

    • A student should keep away from places of ill-repute and should refrain from joining activities desctructive of his character and the school.

    • Students are prohibited from using the name of the school in any unauthorized off-campus activities such as excursions, picnics, parties, and the like. The school shall not be held liable for injury, accident or death which may result from the unsanctioned activity.



    On the Use of School Facilities
    • School facilities and equipment are provided for the educational benefit of the students, such that they should be proud of it. Every student shall help the school preserve and maintain the facilities.

    • Students shall refrain from making any marks, writings, carvings, or the like on the desks, walls, toilet or any part of the building or the school campus. Any act which will cause damage to school property shall be considered an act of vandalism and subject to disciplinary action.

    • Observance of cleanliness and neatness of school facilities such as the classrooms, laboratory, corridors, and restrooms, and proper use of school equipment are required at all times for a conducive educational atmosphere.

  4. DISCIPLINARY GUIDELINES

    Students violating the norms set forth in this manual shall be subject to disciplinary sanction. Imposition of disciplinary measures shall be guided accordingly by the Manual of Regulations of Private Schools and TVET Schools and shall be implemented upon the approval of the President. Disciplinary measure shall be commensurate with the nature and gravity of the offense.

    Disciplinary infractions are categorized into major and minor offenses.



    Classification of Major Offenses:
    • Gross misconduct, discourtesy or disrespect in words or deed to any member of the faculty, administration or non-teaching staff.

    • Dishonesty, stealing or an attempt thereof, or cheating during examinations and in other course requirements

    • Carrying or possession of firearms, deadly weapons, and explosives

    • Hazing, Commission of any act of immorality, display or distribution of pornographic materials

    • Illegal possession or use of prohibited drugs and chemicals

    • Entering the school premises in a state of intoxication and drinking alcohol within the campus

    • Hooliganism, gambling and extortion of any form Vandalism or destruction of school properties

    • Direct assault upon members of the faculty, administration, or non-teaching staff

    • Instigating or leading illegal strikes or similar concerted activities resulting in the stoppage of classes

    • Threatening or intimidating another or causing slight physical injuries within the campus and school extensions

    • Forging or falsification and tampering of official records or documents of any kind

    • Securing or using forged school records, forms and documents.

    • Fighting on campus and during off-campus activities

    • Habitual commission of minor offenses.



    Classification of Minor Offenses:
    • Entering the campus without an ID card or using someone else’s ID card

    • Disobeying school regulations such as littering in corridors and classrooms, eating during class sessions, smoking inside the classrooms and lobby.

    • Cutting classes

    • Failure to wear the prescribed uniform or attire

    • Male students wearing earrings

    • Behavior unbecoming of a student

    • Insubordination or lack of due respect towards authorities or members of the faculty.



    Sanctions and Procedures for Minor Offenses

    The sanction for : Minor Offenses and first Offense
    • penalty of admonition, reprimand, or warning.

    Second Offense - probation
    • Major Offense and Third Offenses - suspension or expulsion

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