Below is the student handbook with information broken down by each section. A downloadable PDF of the handbook is also available.
- District Vision
- District Mission
- SAVHS Mission
- SAVHS Vision
- Non-Discrimination Statement
- Arrival/Dismissal Information
- Office Procedures
- Special Services
- Food Service
- Behavior Expectations
It is the St. Anthony-New Brighton School District’s policy to provide equal education opportunity to for all students and to provide equal employment opportunity for all employees. The district does not discriminate in admission, treatment, employment or access to its programs or activities. In addition, the School District does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, parental status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation or age.
102 EQUAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY I. PURPOSE The purpose of this policy is to ensure that equal educational opportunity is provided for all students of the school district. II. GENERAL STATEMENT OF POLICY A. The policy of the school district is to provide equal educational opportunity for all students. The school district does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender, marital status, parental status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, or age. The school district also makes reasonable accommodations for disabled students. B. The school district prohibits the harassment of any individual for any of the categories listed above. For information about the types of conduct that constitute violation of the school district’s policy on harassment and violence and the school district’s procedures for addressing such complaints, refer to the school district’s policy on harassment and violence. C. This policy applies to all areas of education including academics, coursework, co-curricular and extracurricular activities, or other rights or privileges of enrollment. D. Every school district employee shall be responsible for complying with this policy conscientiously. E. Any student, parent, or guardian having a question regarding this policy should discuss it with the appropriate school district official as provided by policy. In the absence of a specific designee, an inquiry or a complaint should be referred to the superintendent.
We encourage children who will be riding the bus to use bus transportation starting on the first day of school. This helps children and bus drivers become familiar with bus routes and bus stops. Please be patient the first week of school as everybody learns what to do; routes will take longer the first few days of school.
Students are afforded bus transportation to and from school; therefore student parking at St. Anthony Village High School is a privilege, and not a right. Student parking is permitted with a purchased parking pass IN AND ONLY IN the lower parking lot. 70 Parking tags are available for purchase for $50 for the year, and will be handed out by seniority, on a first-come, first-served basis. Students will pick up their parking permits within the first few weeks of school. Students passing their parking tag to other students, or parking in lots other than the student lots, will have their parking tag revoked and will not be refunded their parking fee. Students without a parking permit that choose to drive to school must find legal street parking, or park in the north commuter parking lot near community services. Students that park illegally, or in the community center lot, are subject to tag and/or tow at the student’s expense. Students driving recklessly will be referred to the police and their parking privileges will be revoked. Students and their parents must accept the responsibility through personal auto and homeowners insurance for theft, theft of contents, or damage to their motor vehicle while parked in the school parking lots.
Consequences for illegal parking*, parking in handicap spots without a valid permit**, parking in staff parking lot, parking in visitor parking, or parking permit violations without valid parking permit (which includes parking in student parking lots) are as follow:
First Violation-Verbal Warning. Second Violation- Parking Violation Warning Notice. Third Violation- Vehicle will be towed. Cost may exceed $300.00
*Illegal Parking in Fire Lanes will result in a Parking Ticket issued by St. Anthony Village Police Department. **Handicap Parking requires a parking permit issued by the State Department of Transportation of Minnesota. Violations of handicap parking will result in a Parking Ticket issued by the St. Anthony Police Department.
Students are not allowed to be in the High School building after school unless they are under the direct supervision of a staff member.
Students who are not under the direct supervision of a staff member must leave the building by 3:15 p.m. If students are involved in a school-sponsored activity after school, they must leave the building within 10 minutes after the activity is finished. Students who complete detention must leave the building immediately following detention.
Extracurricular activities participants (team players or participants in other activities) will be required to be with the coach or supervisor.
Students who do not comply with the policy will be given the appropriate consequences. All staff (including custodians) will help to enforce these rules.
- Statement of Purpose
- Excused Absence
- Unexcused Absence
- Late for Class (Tardies)
- Procedure to Report Absences
- Special Leave (Family Vacations)
- Field Trips
- Physical Education Excuses
Minnesota State Law and Education Department regulations require daily attendance: Children aged seven to 16 must receive instruction for at least 170 calendar days each year (M.S. 124.19, subd 1b) A child under the age of 16 is considered a “continuing truant” if the child is in high school and absent on three or more class periods on three (3) school days without a lawful excuse (1995, M.S. 260.015, subd. 19, sec 18-19)
Punctual regular attendance is absolutely necessary for a high school education. Research shows that class attendance is closely related to positive performance in course work. The entire process of education requires continuity of instruction from a trained professional, classroom contact and participation with other students, along with individualized study to maximize student learning. Students must be in attendance to avil themselves to these opportunities. It is the responsibility of each student and parent to see that the student attends and arrives on time every day school is in session.
Students are expected to be in class each hour. When a student misses a class, a parent or guardian has 24 hours to call and excuse the absence with an appropriate excuse. If the absence is not excused within 24 hours, it will remain unexcused. **15 minutes late for a class = 1 unexcused absence. Students must remain in the class for the entire hour or they will be marked absent unexcused.
To be considered an excused absence, the student’s parent or legal guardian may be asked to verify, in writing, the reason for the student’s absence from school. In instances where students have excessive tardies or absences, the School District may require that absences for medical reasons be verified by a medical professional. Students who have accumulated ten (10) or more days of unexcused or excused absences or excessive tardies will be required to provide documentation from a medical care provider that the absence was due to medical reasons. In the discretion of administration, verification from a medical professional may be required at any other time to verify an absence due to medical reasons. *After 15 consecutive days of one or more periods of unexcused absences, a student will be dropped from our enrollment.
Any absence that is approved by both the school and a parent/guardian is an excused absence. Examples include: medical appointments, college visits (school must receive prior notice), court appointments, religious holidays, legitimate illness, or emergency. Missed academic work must be completed; students who have been absent for legitimate reasons will be allowed a reasonable amount of time to make up work missed while they were absent. Upon returning to school it is the STUDENT’S responsibility to get missed assignments. A student shall receive 2 days for the first day missed and one day for each day missed thereafter. If pre-arranged tests or projects are due on first day of absence, the student must be prepared to take the test or submit any project on the day he/she returns.
In cases where a pattern of excessive absences has been established, the school may respond with any of the following: a warning letter, a contact by the school nurse, or a requirement for a note from a doctor to have additional absences excused. In cases of excessive unexcused absences and tardies, a truancy report will be filed with the county attorney.
Tardies will either be considered excused or unexcused. Students arriving late to school are to report immediately to the student attendance office for a pass. Students arriving late to a class must have a pass from the attendance office or from a staff member excusing the tardy. If there is no pass or no accepted valid reason for the tardy, the tardy will be considered unexcused.
After 3 unexcused tardies per class, a detention must be served for each tardy above 2. Students have one week to serve the detention. If a student does not serve the detention it will turn into 2 lunch detentions. Students who accumulate more than 4 lunch detentions will not be allowed to participate in extra-curricular activities until the detentions are served. An unexcused tardy to class of 15 minutes or more is considered an unexcused absence.
It is the parent’s or guardian’s responsibility to report their child’s absence to the school. Parents or guardians should call the attendance office at 612-706-1108 within 24 hours of the absence. Students are to report to the attendance office upon their return to school to hand in the signed note and pick up an admit slip that allows them back into class. Parents may also email the attendance office (firstname.lastname@example.org) in place of a phone call.
Absences from school when taken to accommodate a family’s vacation could have a negative impact on academic performance. Parents and students must assume responsibility for, and student will be required to make up work missed under the following procedure:
The student must bring a written request for special leave of absence from his/her parent or guardian to the principal at least five (5) school days in advance of the proposed leave. The Special Leave Application is available in the attendance office. It must be taken to all classes and signed by all teachers to indicate assignments for the proposed absence. The student then must who the parents the teacher’s statement and the parent must sign the request authorizing the special leave. The student must return the form to the attendance office prior to leaving. Special requests are approved on an individual basis.
Each semester, teachers in various departments offer field trips to enhance the content of their courses. The field trips range widely from attendance at cultural events to hands on experiences of many kinds, Field trips are always optional because they necessitate missing more classes than just the one offering the experience; therefore teachers are notified in advance of all proposed trips. Students are expected to fill out a field trip request form and have teachers sign for whose classes they will miss, along with getting worked missed during the field trip. Being gone for a field trip does not excuse class work or grant extensions for due dates of other in class work. Costs are often involved depending on the nature of the activities. We reserve the right to withhold a student from field trip(s). Reasons for students being withheld from field trips include, but are not limited to, attendance, behavior, or health concerns. Students missing class for a school-sponsored athletic event or activity in which they are participating should follow the same guidelines for missing class due to field trips.
Excuses for one to three days from physical education classes require a note from the parent/guardian presented to the instructor at the beginning of the class. Excuses for more than three days require a written excuse from a doctor and must be presented to the physical education instructor and principal. The instructor and counselor will then decide if the student should remain in the class with modifications, or drop the class with no credit. Each academic school year updated notes from the doctor should be placed in the student’s file in the Health Office.
- Class Credit Loads
- Academic Awards and Scholarships
- Changing Schools
- Student Schedule Changes
- Drop/Add Policy
- No Credit Option
- Report Cards
The school year is divided into four marking periods approximately nine weeks long:
- First quarter start: Sept. 3, 2019; end: Nov. 7, 2019
- Second quarter start: Nov. 11, 2019, end: Jan. 24, 2019
- Third quarter start: Jan. 28, 2020; end: April 2, 2020,
- Fourth quarter start: April 6, 2020; end: June 4, 2020
The grades at the end of the first and third quarters are progress grades are not maintained as part of a student’s permanent record. Semester grades are fixed, and used for determining credit accumulation and grade point average. Semester grades become part of the student’s transcript file. Class rank is computed at the end of each semester.
Since St. Anthony Village High School is a four year high school, class rank and cumulative grade point averages are computed for the first time in 9th grade at the end of the first semester. Ninth grade students and parents need to understand how important a successful start in their first semester can be. Students graduating are required to have achieved forty-six (46) credits to graduate from St. Anthony Village High School.
Grade reports will be available on-line using Infinite Campus Parent Portal Access. We do not mail home grade reports. Interim progress reports may be sent home by individual teachers at any time during the semester to advise parents of their student’s academic and behavioral progress. We highly recommend parents and guardians to use the Infinite Campus Parent Portal to check daily grades and attendance. Please contact the principal’s administrative assistant to receive your login and access code at 612-706-1102.
Students who are moving out of the district should see the High School Administrative Assistant for a withdrawal form. The High School office must be notified within two weeks of any change of address. Students moving out of district may be allowed to finish the current semester in the St. Anthony School district with the agreement that they will attend their district school beginning the following semester. Students whose families move out of district following the completion of their sophomore year will be allowed to continue at St. Anthony, if desired, through graduation.
Students are given freedom in choosing their classes at registration time. Students should assume that the decisions they make in the selection of courses are final and not anticipate that they will be able to make changes. Students are encouraged to plan programs carefully. Schedule changes after the initial registration may be made only for the following reasons: If the student failed a course which would affect the schedule sequence, needs a course to meet graduation requirements, or had placement/scheduling errors. Exceptions would be a mutual agreement between teachers, students, and families, and the school counselor because of placement error (i.e. math level, science placement, etc.)
Students will have five (5) school days to make schedule changes. Class changes will be made according to space available and for academic reasons only. All changes beyond five (5) school days will result in a grade of No Credit (NC) on official transcripts. A grade of No credit (NC) is the GPA equivalent of a failing grade.
Beginning for the 2018-19 school year, students will no longer earn credit for Student Aide or SAV Prep. Students in grades 11 and 12 who want to register for a study period will be allowed one hour per semester for zero credit. Students who plan to be an aide for the office or a classroom teacher will be allowed to continue with this practice for zero credit. Office and Teacher Aides are determined after the semester starts.
Incomplete grades should be made up as quickly as possible within a reasonable amount of time. Since each case is different, the teachers and counselor will work with students to help them in making up assignments. Any incomplete that is not made up within six (6) weeks after the end of the marking period will automatically turn into a fail.
Any class that has earned the grade of an “F” needs to be recovered for credit. ALP credits are given the value of “P” for Pass, and do not count toward a student’s GPA; only toward the final credit count for graduation. Students that make up a class with a failing grade through ALP or otherwise will not have the failing grade replaced on their transcript.
Report cards are not mailed home during the school year. Report cards and grades are accessible to students and parents/guardians throughout the year on Infinite Campus. Families who do not have access to computers can contact the guidance office for a copy of their report card. Contact the high school office if you need help logging in to your parent portal in Infinite Campus.
- Age of Majority
- Announcements and Bulletins
- Elevator Procedures
- Parent Visits
- Unauthorized Visitors/Student Visitors
- Posters/Notices (In Hallway)
- Sale of Items in School
- Textbooks and Fees
- Lost and Found
Parents are welcome and encouraged to visit the school. Parents are required to check in at Door 1with our visitor management system to increase safety for students and staff. The visitor management system will help us know who is in our buildings at all times. This system will screen all visitors--parents, contractors, and volunteers--who enter our schools and provide us with a safer environment for our students and staff.
- Upon entering the elementary or secondary building, all visitors will present a government-issued identification such as a Driver’s License or State ID, which can either be scanned or manually entered into the system. If a parent or guardian does not have a government-issued identification, the school staff member can use any form of identification and manually enter the person’s name into the visitor management system.
- The visitor management system checks the visitor's name and date of birth for comparison with a national database of registered sex offenders. The system will check to ensure that registered sex offenders are not entering our school buildings without our knowledge.
- The registered sex offender database is the only official database checked by the visitor management system.
- No other data from the Identification is gathered or recorded and the information is not shared with any outside agency.
- The registered sex offender database is the only official database checked by the visitor management system.
- Once entry is approved, a badge will be printed identifying the visitor, the date, and the purpose of his/her visit.
- The safety of our students is our highest priority. Thank you in advance for your understanding and your support in enhancing the school safety protocols in our district.
- All visitors, including volunteers, must wear a visitor or volunteer badge while they are in the building.
St. Anthony Village High School does not allow student visitors, unless they are enrolled for the upcoming school year. Anyone who is not enrolled at St. Anthony High School should not be in the building without a visitor’s pass. Unauthorized students or visitors will be asked to leave the building. One warning will be given and then the police will be called.
Each student is assigned a locker. Students are expected to use only the locker assigned to them and keep them locked at all times. Hall lockers are “on loan” to students for the school year and remain the property of the school district. Physical education lockers are “on loan” to students who are currently reenrolled in a physical education class and/or athletic activity. Physical education lockers should not be used during the day except during physical education classes. The school reserves the right to inspect student lockers when building administrators, in their reasonable judgement, deem such action necessary to insure the safety and welfare of students and staff. It is the individual student’s responsibility to keep the assigned locker clean and neat and the locker combination confidential at all times.
Students are not to share lockers with other students. If they choose to do so, then all residents of the lockers are responsible for the contents and condition of the locker. Students are advised not to keep money or other valuable items in their lockers. The school will not be responsible for lost or stolen property. In the Physical Education setting, in which lockers have a mesh design, student valuables should be hidden from view.
Lost books that are found will be returned to the department. Found items deemed valuable or sentimental will be kept at the high school office desk, all other found items are placed in the lost and found, located near door number one. Unclaimed items are donated to charity at the end of each semester.
St. Anthony Village High School provides a variety of special services to meet the special needs of students during the school year. These services include:
Counseling: The counselors are assigned to students by grade. Counselors work with the students to plan course schedules, give academic, vocational and career guidance, administer tests and interpret results. They work with students, parents, teachers, and referral agencies to help solve problems. The counselor serves as an advocate for the student in relationships with the school, peers, parents, and outside agencies. The Counseling staff is part of the team for working with families to determine whether or not their son or daughter may require accommodations due to a significant disability impacting their educations.
Diagnostic Testing: The school psychologist performs diagnostic testing to determine learning disabilities and special education needs. A student is usually referred by a counselor, teacher or principal, but testing may be requested by a parent or student.
Special Education Services: St. Anthony Village High School offers a wide range of services available to students whom are eligible for special education. Staff resources include special education teachers, speech/language pathologist, psychologist, developmental adaptive physical education, and the school nurse.
- Katrina Peterson School Psychologist
- Justin Sawyer Principal
- Heather Berndt BARR/9th Grade and 10-11 last names N-Z Counselor
- Kate Edwards 12th Grade and 10-11 last names A-M Counselor
- Jeff Williams Student Services/Attendance
- Todd Niklaus Dean of Students
- Luke Tressel Behavior Interventionist
St. Anthony Village High School consists of a variety of special facilities to meet the needs of students during the school year. These facilities include:
Athletic- Facilities for both indoor and outdoor physical education, as well as interscholastic activities are available. Indoor facilities include the pool, gymnasiums, weight lifting, and training room. The outdoor facilities include tennis courts and athletic fields.
Computer Rooms- Technology is a high priority at St. Anthony Village High School. Several computer centers are available to individual students and to classes for scheduled course work and individual projects. Each department also has a classroom set of Chrome books which can be used for scheduled course work and projects.
Media Center- Both fiction and non-fiction materials are available in the Media Center for classroom work, projects, and recreational use. The center holds many volumes and subscribes to multiple print magazines and newspapers.
Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)- This program allows any 10th, 11th, or 12th grade student to attend a Minnesota college (subject to college acceptance) at the expense of the state. Students will be granted credits toward their high school diploma for classes successfully completed at the college level. Students who attend full time PSEO must take responsibility for keeping contact with the high school regarding special school award programs, yearbooks sales, graduation preparation, etc. Contact persons are the guidance office at 612-706-1104
St. Anthony-New Brighton schools work hard to provide a safe environment for students. The district’s Health and Safety Committee reviews concerns and suggests safe practices for schools to follow. However, despite best efforts, accidents do occasionally happen. Even normal childhood activities such as playing on the playground carry a potential for injury. The district does not provide insurance coverage for accidents that may occur during the regular school day. Parents should consider this when planning their family insurance program.
In the event of inclement weather, school closings will be announced over local radio station WCCO - 830 AM. A District communication will be dispatched to all parents that have signed up through Infinite Campus. Close contact is maintained with the Bus Company, highway department, and weather bureau. Decisions are made in the evening, if possible, or early in the morning, preferably no later than 6 a.m.
A school nurse is available in the Health Services Office. If a student becomes ill or injured during the day they must report to the Heath Aide Office Students should notify their teacher before going to the nurse’s office. (Any student who is ill and wishes to leave the building must check out with the nurse.) Parents or Guardians will then be notified by the Health Aide if students are in need of medical care. Because of the limited ward facilities, parents are requested to provide transportation as soon as it is possible.
Each student should return the updated Annual Health Update to enable to the school to contact the parents or guardian in the event of an emergency. It is imperative that your child’s health and emergency information is kept up to date with current phone numbers and emails.
Prescription medications prescribed by the doctor should be brought to the Health Office in the prescription bottle with a note signed by the parent/guarding and a written Doctor’s Order request that the medication be given in school.
Students may carry an asthma inhaler during the school day with a doctor’s order to carry, a note from the parent, and the inhaler must be marked with a prescription label. An extra inhaler should be kept in the Health Office in case of an emergency. State law prohibits the school from dispensing any internal medication, including aspirin, without parental permission.
Non-prescription medications can be kept in a locker with a signed copy of the Self Administration of medication form.
Student hot lunch costs $3.00 each. Students, who wish to receive free or reduced rate lunches, should contact the High School Office. Students who apply for free and reduced lunches may receive them prior to final approval by checking at the snack bar with the food service manager. The application for free or reduced lunches can be found on our website.
Dances will be planned by the Student Council and will be announced during the school year. Appropriate school behavior and adherence to all school rules is expected at school functions.
Students who wish to bring visitors to dances must get approval by the Principal or Dean of Students no later than noon of the day of the dance. Visitors without prior approval will not be allowed into the dance. If a visitor has or creates problems at a dance, he or she will be asked to leave and will not be allowed to visit again. The St. Anthony student responsible for the visitor will lose the privilege of bringing another visitor for the remainder of the year. Students may bring one (1) student at a time.
- Cross Country
- Cross Country
Wrestling – Irondale, Spring Lake Park
- Hockey – Irondale
- Nordic Skiing-Spring Lake Park
- Gymnastics- Spring Lake Park
- Hockey – Irondale
- Nordic Skiing- Spring Lake Park
- Track – Spring Lake Park
- Track - Spring Lake Park
- Eligibility for School-Sponsored Athletics
- Medical Information/Insurance
- Refund Policy
Students and staff are not to discourage the participation of students in school sponsored activities. However, students may be ineligible due to their academic standing or discipline related issues.
1. Academic eligibility.
A. Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) regulations state that all students must "demonstrate satisfactory progress towards graduation" in order to compete in MSHSL sponsored events. This would apply to all sports offered as part of the varsity and B-squad programs.
B. Individual coaches may have additional academic requirements for team participation.
C. Credit Requirements for Extracurricular Eligibility
Grade 1st sem 2nd sem
9th 6 14
10th 18 26
11th 29 38
12th 40 50
2. Discipline-related eligibility.
A. Students will not be allowed to participate if they have been suspended from school.
B. Individual Coaches may have additional discipline-related requirement for participation.
SAVHS carries no medical insurance for participants in sports. Therefore, all insurance is the responsibility of the parents of student athletes. In the case of a medical situation that requires transportation to a hospital, every attempt will be made to contact the parents/guardians before transporting the student. In the event that the parent/guardian cannot be reached, the athletic director and/or the coach will make the decision. In either case, the student's own medical insurance will incur the cost of emergency transportation.
For students participating in sports, current medical information regarding medical history, current medication, etc., is kept on file at the school. A completed physical form must also be on file with the school to be eligible. It is recommended that all student athletes have a physical completed yearly.
- Baseball $135.00
- Basketball $160.00
- Cheerleading (per season) $ 90.00
- Cross Country $135.00
- Football $160.00
- Golf $135.00
- Gymnastics $230.00
- Hockey $310.00
- Nordic Ski $135.00
- Soccer $135.00
- Softball $135.00
- Swimming $135.00
- Tennis $135.00
- Track $135.00
- Volleyball $135.00
- Wrestling $135.00
- Drama $ 45.00 (per play)
- Knowledge Bowl $100.00
- RoboHuskies $ 35.00
- Science Team $ 35.00
- Speech $ 90.00
The amount of the refund will be according to the following time schedule:
- Athletic/Activity fees will be refunded in full to students who drop the activity before the first official contest in that sport.
- One-half of the fee will be refunded if the student drops before the third official contest.
- No refund will be given following the third official contest. Students who drop the activity for medical reasons will be handled on an individual basis
- All refunds will be made through a District 282 check. No cash refunds will be given.
St. Anthony High School is a community of students, parents and leaders dedicated to the process of learning. Every student and employee of District 282 is entitled to learn and work in a safe school environment. To ensure this, the district and each school have established clear student discipline policies, consequences appropriate with the behavior and a practice to do so consistently.
Students are expected to behave in accordance with federal, state and local laws and rules; district, athletic and activity policies and school regulations, and in a way that respects the rights and safety of others. The school expects students to:
- be polite and show kindness and consideration toward one another and to adults.
- follow directions from supervising adults.
- walk in all areas of the building and speak in a normal tone of voice.
- use socially acceptable language.
- use and respect school property and not intentionally cause damage.
- sit quietly and listen during assembly programs. Clapping of hands is appropriate. Booing or whistling is not appropriate.
- ask permission to use any article which does not belong to them.
Corrective action will be taken by staff when a student’s behavior does not fall within the guidelines.
Cell phone use is only permitted during passing times, lunch, or with staff approval. Students caught using their phones during other times will be asked to turn the phone over to their teacher or other staff member. The phone will be turned in to the High School Office and the Dean of Students will call the student’s parents and ask them to come to retrieve the phone.
A) Certain body parts must be covered for all students:
1) Genitals, buttocks, breasts, and nipples must be fully covered by opaque fabric. This does not include cleavage, midriff, or shoulders as part of this standard
B) Students must wear:
1) A shirt with fabric in the front, the back, and on the sides under the arms
2) Pants/jeans/shorts or the equivalent
Dress and grooming on a school location must be appropriate to the school setting and not be lewd*, obscene*, abusive* related or discriminatory.
For example: a. Wearing clothing that includes words or pictures which are obscene, vulgar, abusive, discriminatory or which promote or advertise alcohol, chemical, tobacco or any other product that is illegal for use by minors. b. Wearing clothing and other items or grooming in a manner that represents and/or promotes threat/hate groups, hate speech, or written or expressed language that creates a hostile or intimidating environment based on any protected class or consistently marginalized group. c. Wearing of clothing or grooming that poses a threat to the health and safety of others.
Students Cannot Wear:
Any item that obscures the face or ears (except as a religious observation).
Any clothing that reveals visible undergarments (visible waistbands on undergarments or visible straps on undergarments worn under other clothing are allowed as long as the basic principles of dress and grooming are upheld.
No backpacks during the school day. Backpacks must be stored in locker during the school day.
* Lewd and Obscene is defined as follows: 1) The average person, applying contemporary
community standards, would find that the clothing taken as a whole appeals to the prurient interest of minors of like age; 2) The clothing depicts or describes sexual conduct in a manner that is patently offensive to prevailing standards in the adult community concerning how such conduct should be presented to minors of like age, and 3) The clothing taken as a whole lacks serious literary, artistic, political or scientific value for minors.
* Discriminatory is defined as demonstrating prejudice against groups or individuals, as referred to in the district's anti-discrimination policy.
Appropriate clothing includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Clothing appropriate for the weather.
- Clothing that does not create a health or safety hazard.
- Clothing appropriate for the activity (i.e., physical education or the classroom).
Inappropriate clothing includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Clothing bearing a message that is lewd, vulgar, or obscene.
- Apparel promoting products or activities that are illegal for use by minors.
- Objectionable emblems, badges, symbols, signs, words, objects or pictures on clothing or jewelry communicating a message that is racist, sexist, or otherwise derogatory to a protected minority group, evidences gang membership or affiliation, or approves, advances or provokes any form of religious, racial or sexual harassment and/or violence against other individuals as defined in MSBA/MASA Model Policy 413.
- Any apparel or footwear that would damage school property.
Independent School District 282, St. Anthony, Minnesota prohibits all persons from possessing any weapon while in school, on school grounds, at school events or activities, upon entering or departing from school grounds or school-sponsored events or activities and on school buses or any other school vehicle.