DEAN'S OFFICE

Rosanna Johnson, Dean of Students

Johnathan Guerin, Dean of Students

Carmen Spitzmesser, Administrative Secretary

Phone: 702-799-8000 x4500

Location: MAC Stage

Hours: 6:30am - 3:00pm

Basic Academy is a CLOSED CAMPUS! Students are not permitted to leave the facility unless they have permission from the administration. Students found off campus during normal school hours will be referred to the Dean's Office for disciplinary action.

BASIC ACADEMY TARDY POLICY

Students who are not physically present in the room when the tardy bell rings but report to class after that time is to be marked tardy. Students who are more than thirty (30) minutes late to any class shall be marked absent from that class.

 

There will be tardy lockout every period every day. Students who are tardy to class must get a tardy pass in order to be admitted to class. During this process, students will be asked when they want to attend detention, morning or afternoon. 

 

Should a student miss detention they will be assigned a full day in-house suspension. 

BASIC ACADEMY CELL PHONE POLICY

Cell phones are allowed before and after school, during lunch, and during class when allowed by the teacher. Cell phones and ear buds/headphones are not allowed in the hallways during passing periods.

 

ATTENDANCE POLICIES

The Clark County School District expects that schools must attain a standard of 90 percent attendance. Individual student absences should be limited to seven (7) absences per semester. Drivers under the age of 18 are now required to show proof of school attendance and will submit a Department of Motor Vehicles Certificate of Attendance form (DMV-301) to the local DMV when applying for either an instruction permit or driver’s license. Students who fail to meet the attendance standard outlined above will be unable to secure the school official’s signature required on the DMV-301. Students with current instruction permits or driver’s licenses can have their permit or license revoked in an investigation and hearing finds the student is a habitually truant.

 

Absences can be excused by submitting a signed excused absence form to the attendance office. All excused absence forms must be submitted within three (3) school days of the students return to campus. Excessive unexcused absences could result in loss of credit and more than ten (10) consecutive unexcused absences will result in unenrollment from Basic Academy.

 

BEHAVIOR INCIDENT CLASSIFICATIONS

Minor classroom behaviors - including, but not limited to: disruptions, dishonesty, horseplay, nuisance items, etc. - will be addressed at the classroom teacher’s discretion using their classroom progressive discipline plans. Repeated minor infractions can result in a referral to the Dean’s Office.

 

Major behavior incidents - including, but not limited to: bullying, campus disruptions, closed campus violation, fighting, major insubordination, theft, tobacco possession/use etc. - will be handled directly through the Dean’s Office. Consequences could include counselor/mentor referrals, In-House Suspension, Required Parent Conference, Suspension, and enrollment in H.O.W.L. The Dean’s Office will follow the Clark County School District Incident Resolutions Matrix when determining student consequences.

 

Urgent behavior incidents will be handled directly through the Dean’s Office. Urgent behaviors are offenses that may result in expulsion. These include alcohol possession/distribution/use, battery to staff or student, controlled substance possession/distribution/use, and weapon possession. The Dean’s Office will follow the Clark County School District Incident Resolutions Matrix when determining student consequences.

DRESS CODE POLICY

 

Student dress, personal appearance, and conduct are required to be of such character as not to disrupt or detract from the educational environment (see Clark County School District Regulation 5131). The Basic Academy dress code requirements are as follows:

  • Shoes must have soles. House slippers and shoes with wheels are not permitted.

  • All clothing must be sufficient to conceal any and all undergarments. No skin will show between bottom of shirt and top of pants or skirts. All sleeveless shirts must have straps at least three inches wide.

  • All shorts, skirts, and dresses must be at fingertip length.

  • All jeans, pants, and trousers must be secured at waist level. Sagging is strictly prohibited. Jeans, pants, and trousers are not to have rips or tears that expose undergarments and/or are located mid-thigh or higher.

  • Headgear (hats, hoods, caps, bandanas, hair grooming aids, etc.) is not permitted on campus except for documented medical conditions, bona fide religious reasons, or CCSD/school sanctioned activities.

  • Slogans or advertising on clothing and/or accessories which by their controversial, discriminatory, profane, and/or obscene nature disrupt the educational setting are prohibited.

  • Any clothing and/or accessories that promote illegal or violent conduct, or affiliation with groups that promote illegal or violent conduct such as, but not limited to, the unlawful use of weapons, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, or drug paraphernalia, or clothing that contains threat are prohibited.

  • Spiked or studded clothing and/or accessories are prohibited.

 

Articles of clothing that violate the dress code and can be easily removed (i.e. hats or jackets) may be confiscated by an administrator and can be picked up in the Dean’s Office at the end of the school day. If the article of clothing cannot be easily removed (i.e. shirt or pants), students will be given appropriate clothing to change in to. If the borrowed clothing is not returned to the Dean’s Office, a $30 fine will be placed on the student’s school account until the clothing is returned.

CCSD WEAPONS SEARCH POLICY

As part of an overall plan to protect the health, welfare, safety, and lives of students, staff, and visitors to the public schools, and in response to the extremely high number of weapons found on school property [in 2018], a new administrative program was implemented by CCSD that will involve the use of handheld metal detectors to randomly search students for weapons.

Searches in General

  • Searches conducted pursuant to this program are administrative searches.

  • Searches are designed to be conducted in a manner that results in the least amount of disruption to the educational program as possible.

  • This program and these procedures do not address or involve searches conducted by law enforcement.

  • Searches conducted pursuant to this program shall occur only at high schools and middle schools.

  • Searches conducted with handheld metal detectors shall not involve touching the student’s person.

  • If the circumstances (e.g., unexplained metal is detected) require physical contact with a student’s person (e.g., patting of clothing

  • to ascertain identity of metal), it shall be conducted by someone of the same gender as the student.

Random Searches

  • A computer program shall be utilized to randomly select schools, classrooms, and students to be searched.

  • CCSD personnel may not deviate from these random selections.

Student Cooperation

  • If selected for a random search, students must cooperate and submit to the search.

  • Students who refuse to cooperate and submit to the search will be subject to disciplinary action for failing to follow school rules and may be prevented access to or be removed from the school property.

Random Arrival Searches

  • When a school is randomly selected for an arrival search, the administration of that school shall be provided a number that is also randomly selected (e.g., 3 or 5).

  • The search team will use the number provided to identify which students are subjected to the search (e.g. every 3rd student, or every 5th student) as they enter the school property.

  • Identified students shall be directed to the search area and advised of the purpose of the search, the method in which the search will be conducted, and the fact that his/her selection was made in a random manner.

  • The student shall be directed to place his/her belongings (backpack, purse, binders, etc.) on a table in the search area. The belongings shall be physically searched only to the degree necessary to affirm that no weapons are concealed therein.

  • The student shall be directed to remove all metal objects from their pockets.

  • The student shall be scanned using the handheld metal detector. Staff conducting the search must use an identical scanning technique/pattern for each student. The handheld device should not touch the student’s body during the search.

  • If the metal detector activates, the student shall be asked if they are in possession of any metal object in the area scanned. After

    determining that the object is not a weapon and is removable, staff will request that the student remove the object and re-scan the area. If an activation reoccurs and the object cannot be removed, the operator shall visually confirm the student’s explanation (e.g., jewelry, belt, buckle, rivets on pants) or as a second alternative, by lightly touching (not grabbing) the area which is causing the repeated activation.

  • If during a search an item is discovered that is a violation of District or school policy, regulation, or rule, the item may be confiscated, and the student may be subject to disciplinary action.

  • If the search results in negative findings, the student will gather his/her belongings and will provide his/her student number to the staff member who conducted the search. Student numbers shall be documented for each student searched.

  • The student shall then be allowed to exit the search area.

Random Classroom Search

  • When a school is randomly selected for a classroom search, the administration of that school shall be provided the classroom(s) that is (are) to be searched, which are also randomly selected.

  • The school administrator shall enter the classroom and explain the purpose of the search, the method in which the search will be conducted, and the fact that the classroom was randomly selected.

  • Students shall be directed to stand, carry their belongings, and form a line near the door which leads directly to the search area setup in the hallway.

  • The teacher shall remain in the classroom to monitor behavior while students are in line waiting to be searched.

  • Each student shall be directed to exit the classroom and place his/her belongings (backpack, purse, binders, etc.) on a table in the search area. The belongings shall be physically searched only to the degree necessary to affirm that no weapons are concealed therein.

  • The student shall be directed to remove all metal objects from their pockets.

  • The student shall be scanned using the handheld metal detector. Staff conducting the search must use an identical scanning technique/pattern for each student. The handheld device should not touch the student’s body during the search.

  • If the metal detector activates, the student shall be asked if they are in possession of any metal object in the area scanned. After

    determining that the object is not a weapon and is removable, staff will request that the student remove the object and re-scan the area. If an activation reoccurs and the object cannot be removed, the operator shall visually confirm the student’s explanation (e.g., jewelry, belt, buckle, rivets on pants) or as a second alternative, by lightly touching (not grabbing) the area which is causing the repeated activation.

  • If during a search an item is discovered that is a violation of District or school policy, regulation, or rule, the item may be confiscated, and the student may be subject to disciplinary action.

  • If the search results in negative findings, the student will gather his/her belongings and will provide his/her student number to the staff member who conducted the search. Student numbers shall be documented for each student searched.

  • The student shall then be directed to exit the search area and to reenter the classroom through a separate door, if available. The teacher located in the classroom will ensure the student proceeds directly to his/her seat. If a separate door is not available, the searched students will exit the search area and will form a line nearby in the hallway until all students and belongings have been searched.

 

Search Documentation

The student number of every student who is searched shall be documented. The documentation shall include the date, time, location (room number if applicable), and who conducted the search.

 

Parent Notification

Parents shall be advised of the possibility that their child may be searched pursuant to this program.

WEAPONS SEARCH PROGRAM FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)