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AUTOMOBILE REGISTRATION

Driving to school is a privilege. Only those students who have properly registered their cars are allowed to park on school property. The purchase of a parking decal will serve as registration. The driving privilege will be revoked if safe driving rules are not maintained and if any student is found sitting in cars during the school day. Parking decals cost $10.00 per year. Students are not to return to vehicles during the school day without permission from the principal or his designee. All student vehicles must be properly registered with parking decals/hangtag displayed on the front windshield with the number visible from the front. If more than one car is driven to school, each vehicle must be registered. Extra decals will be available after proper registration of additional vehicle is completed. The $10.00 fee will be paid only one time. Students parking illegally or without a decal/hangtag will be ticketed or towed. Any student who purchases a parking decal will be required to show proof of liability insurance and a valid driver's license at the time the decal is purchased. It is recommended that students purchase their parking spaces as early as possible.

Drug Testing for all student drivers

THE DEMOPOLIS CITY SCHOOL BOARD RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REQUIRE ANY STUDENT DESIRING TO DRIVE A VEHICLE ON SCHOOL PROPERTY AND/OR PARK ON SCHOOL PROPERTY, BE SUBJECT TO AND SUBMIT TO RANDOM DRUG TESTS AT ANYTIME WHILE ON SCHOOL PROPERTY, OR PARTICIPATING IN SCHOOL SPONSORED EVENTS.

CAFETERIA

Cafeteria service is a privilege provided to students; therefore, students are expected to be orderly and polite. All students must report to the cafeteria during their assigned lunch period. A student not reporting to the cafeteria or leaving early will be considered skipping and will be punished accordingly. Proper behavior and courtesy in the cafeteria will be expected. All trays should be returned after finishing meals. Food should not be carried from the cafeteria. Fast food items or carbonated beverages are NOT allowed in the lunchroom.
Student Meal Prices:  Breakfast Paid $1.00
 Breakfast Reduced $0.30
 Lunch Paid $2.10
 Lunch Reduced $1.00
     
 Other Prices:  Visitor Adult Breakfast $1.50
 School Staff Breakfast $1.50
 Visitor Adult Lunch $3.00
 School Staff Lunch $2.50
 
Fire Drill/Tornado Drill

Fire and severe weather drills will be held periodically. These guidelines must be observed by all students during a drill or for an actual emergency:
1. Stop all work immediately
2. Remain silent for instructions.
3. Follow the evacuation plans given.
4. Move quietly and promptly to your designated area.
5. Remain with your teacher/class.
6. Remain in designated area until an all clear signal is given to return.
7. Return to the classroom in the same manner and through the same exit as you departed.
8. Disruptions during drills or actual procedures will result in very firm disciplinary action.

Fire Drill Signal - Chime signal with flashing strobe lights.
Tornado Drill Signal - Continuous siren sound.

LIBRARY

The Demopolis High School Media Center houses print and audiovisual materials as well as internet access for student and teachers. The medial center serves as a learning laboratory in all phases of course work offered at Demopolis High School. The librarian and the library staff encourage all students to take advantage of the services and materials offered. The following procedures should be observed at all times when using this facility.

Library Procedures

A. Students may check out five books at one time.
B. Students may keep all materials for three weeks except reference books, reserve books and magazines.
C. Magazines may be kept for one day. If the magazine is lost, the student must pay a $2.00 replacement for the cover.
D. If the student does not return materials on time, he/she will be charged 25 cents per day for all materials.
E. Overdue notices are usually sent to the English teachers once a week. Do not depend on this. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN BOOKS.
F. A student who loses a book should report it immediately in order for the overdue fine to stop. Arrangements can then be made to pay for the book.
G. When a student loses or damages a book, magazine, etc., he/she will be charged the replacement cost of the book plus a $3.00 processing fee plus any fines owed on the book.
H. All copies and computer print-outs are 25 cents per page.
I. Students with outstanding balances (overdue fines, lost book charges, copy charges, etc.) will not be allowed to check out any library material or use library computers until all balances are cleared.

Library (General Information):

J. Planners with the student's name, date, and time left class room are required for all students using the library. Students are to sign in at the circulation desk. All students are expected to remain in the library until the end of the period unless they have a pass to return to class. It is the student's responsibility to have the librarian sign his/her planner before returning to class.
K. Students may not visit the library during lunch cycle. All students must report to the cafeteria during lunch.
L. Book Bags & Personal Items: All book bags must be left at the front of the library. Food, gum, or drinks are not allowed in the library.
M. Staff Services: Teachers can sign up with the librarian for scheduling classes into the library, reserving the use of the conference rooms, and for reserving the use of A.V. equipment. Sign-up for these services is on a first come, first serve basis and should be done at least a day in advance.
N. Alabama Virtual Library (AVL) cards are available upon request.
O. Library computers are to be used for educational purposes only. Files should not be saved to the hard drive.
P. Students must have a signed Acceptable Use Policy on file in order to use library computers. Failure to adhere to the rules and polices outlined in the AUP will result in loss of library computer privileges for the remainder of the school year.