School Procedures

  • Arrival:

    Students should not arrive at school before 7:00 a.m. Homeroom begins at 7:30 a.m. and students are considered late after the 7:45 a.m. bell. Students arriving between 7:00 and 7:30 a.m. are to report to the cafeteria. At the 7:30 bell, students should go directly to homeroom and then locker only upon the direction from the homeroom teacher. After students locker, they may not leave homeroom without a hall pass from the teacher.

    Bus Transportation - Conduct:

    Students are expected to conduct themselves at bus stops and on the bus in a responsible manner that will ensure the safety of all riders. The bus driver is in charge of the sfatey of his/her passengers and his/her instructions must be obeyed at all times. Compliance with the following regulations is required without it being necessary for the driver to call attention to them. Violation of these requirements may result in disciplinary action in accordance with the WCASD Discipline Policy without additional prior warning.

    At bus stops, students must:

    1. Be on time
    2. Conduct themselves in an orderly manner
    3. Wait out of the way of traffic
    4. Not play games or chase anyone
    5. Be sure the road is clear and wait for a driver's signal before crossing the road or crossing in front of the bus
    6. Enter bus promptly in an orderly manner after the bus comes to a complete stop

    On the bus, students must:

    1. Be seated before the bus moves and remain seated while the bus is in motion
    2. Not tamper with the bus or any of its equipment
    3. Not extend any part of the body from the bus
    4. Not eat, drink beverages, or smoke on the bus
    5. Not try to save seats for friends; always leave room for the third pupil if necessary
    6. Be courteous to the driver, obey him, and give him the respect due a teacher
    7. Not talk to the driver while the bus is moving or district his/her attention by loud talking, yelling, or disorderly behavior
    8. Ride only on the assigned bus and get off only at the assigned stop. Exception smust be requested in writing by parents and approved by the assistant principal
    9. Not violate other school district policies or regulations of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or the United States
    10. Refrain from any actions which would endanger the health, safety, or welfare of the other pupils on the bus
    11. Not throw anything out of the bus window

    More detailed information concerning bus conduct may be found in the West Chester Area School District Discipline and Records Policy.

    Cafeteria Conduct

    The lunch period should be a relaxing and pleasant break in the school day for all students. In order to maintain a pleasant atmosphere, everyone's cooperation is necessary. Students are expected to arrive at the cafeteria on time, as they would for class. Food must remain in the cafeteria. Trash, food, or other objects must never by thrown. In order for everyone to enjoy a clean eating place, tables and the floor around them should be clean before leaving. Students must obtain a pass to leave the cafeteria for any reason. Students are expected to behave with courtesy and consideration for others.

    Early Dismissals from School

    In case of a request for an early dismissal from school, a written note, signed by the parent or guardian, must be presented at the main office DURING HOMEROOM of the day of the request. Students will then be issued an early dismissal pass by the office at that time.

    Hallways and Stairways

    Students are to show politeness and consideration when using the hallways and stairs. At all times, students will walk on the right side in an orderly fashion. The stairwell nearest rooms 101-201-301 is "up only" between classes. The stairwell nearest rooms 102-202-302 is "down only" between classes.

    Homeroom

    Homeroom is used for attendance, clerical work, announcements for students, and the distribution of information to be taken home. Please stress to your child that he/she is responsible for the delivery of notices to parents. Homerooms are assigned and parents are notified during the summer mailing. New students are assigned a homeroom at the time of registration.

    Insurance

    The school provides an opportunity for students to purchase insurance covering school-associated injuries. Applications for this insurance will be distributed to students during homeroom the first week of school.

    Invoices for Lost/Damaged School Property

    Invoices will be issued to students for any lost or damaged school books or class materials. We feel that in all fairness to taxpayers, the school should exert every effort to encourage children to take care of textbooks and materials issued to them, and to be responsible for all school property. If this obligation is not fulfilled by the end of the school year, the report card and student records will be held by the office. Everyone's cooperation is very much appreciated.

    Lateness to School/Class

    Students arriving after 7:45 a.m. are considered tardy. Only an extreme emergency is considered an excused lateness. Any student arriving late MUST report to the office for a pass to class. Repeated lateness will result in detentions and suspensions. Truancy and lateness have a negative effect on student performance. Students are expected to be prepared and on time for each class. Once classes have begun, students are not permitted in the hallways without a pass from a teacher.

    Eligibility Rules for Extracurricular Activities

    In order for a student to be eligible to participate in extracurricular activities, clubs, or athletics, the following rules apply:

    1. To participate in any activity, the pupil must maintain acceptable grades. To be eligible, a student must not be failing any two (2) subjects, or the equivalent, during the marking period. Eligibility shall be cumulative from the beginning of a grading period and shall be reported on a weekly basis. Back work may be made up in accordance with school rules.
    2. To be eligible, a pupil must not be failing any two (2) subjects, or the equivalent, during the previous marking period. Back work may be made up in accordance with school rules.
    3. In cases where a student's work in any preceeding marking period does not meet the standards, the student shall be ineligible for the first 20 school days of the next marking period.
    4. New students must comply with the rules. Information relating to previous marking period will be obtained from records of the last school attended.
    5. At the end of the school year, the student's final grades, rather than his/her grades for the last marking period, shall be used to determine eligibility for the first marking period of the new year.
    6. For athletics, a students who is scholastically ineligible may not attend practice, nor participate in contests during the week he/she is ineligible.

    For citizenship rules, please refer to the West Chester Area School District Discipline Code.

    Registration of New Students

    Parents who wish to register a student at Fugett Middle School must present the following documents to the Fugett office:

    • Birth certificate
    • Immunication records (state mandated)
    • Proof of residence
    • Social Security number

    After registration, parents will meet with their respective counselor to discuss the student's placement in the educational program at Fugett Middle School. If past school records, such as report cards or test scores, are available, please bring them along; they would be most helpful. If you have any questions regarding the admission process, please call the school office at 484-266-2900.