Our handbook provides information and guidance about school policies, procedures, and programs. The link to download the full document for your perusal offline is located on the right link bar.
The faculty and administrators of Baumholder Middle High School want to provide the best educationpossible for your child. In order to ensure the academic success of your child, cooperation inencouraging regular attendance is essential. Please be aware that another critical purpose of this policyis to provide a safe educational environment for our students. Parents and guardians are required to callthe school to report their child's absence. Calls should be made to the office at the beginning of theschool day between 0730 to 0830 hours at DSN 485‐7590 or CIV 06783‐6‐7590. At 0900, BaumholderMiddle High School will begin contacting the parent or guardians of students with an unexcusedabsence.
Parents must sign their Baumholder Middle High School Student in or out through the main office whentransporting their student on and off school property. Students who have legitimate reasons to leaveschool after the school day has started must be signed out in the main office. Parental approval must beobtained prior to signing out either through the presentation of a note or by telephonic contact. Thisrule applies to all students who will miss any class time. Any student older than 18 years of age mustalso comply with this rule.
A student's appearance must be appropriate for normal classroom instruction. Students who do notconform to this Dress Code will receive appropriate consequences and parents will be informed.Students' attire should not be a distraction to the normal educational process of the school. Dressshould be in accordance with the standards established by the Baumholder Community Commander.For sanitary and safety reasons, stocking feet or bare feet are prohibited dress.
Baumholder Middle High School's Discipline Policy is based on compliance with DODEA Regulation2051.1. This regulation, Department of Defense Education Activity Disciplinary Rules and Procedures, isavailable in the principal's office.
Discipline will be maintained at a high level, which will result in (1) maximum growth of the student inself‐control; (2) high regard for fellow members of the student body; and (3) pride in the school as a partof the community.
Principals have an obligation to keep the responsible military authorities informed of serious orrepeated misbehavior when it is apparent such actions negatively impact the American reputation andposition overseas. Principals also cooperate with the responsible military and community authoritiesproviding requested information related to discipline and other issues.
The teacher is responsible for maintaining a classroom environment which best fosters the developmentof positive, self‐directed behavior. Each teacher enforces a classroom management plan approved bythe administration. Students are given a copy of this plan within the first week of school. Plans aredesigned to encourage appropriate behavior and to involve parents in the disciplinary process forroutine matters. When preventive measures, including teacher‐student conference and parentalnotification, have been unsuccessful and inappropriate behavior persists, teachers will refer the studentto the administration for appropriate action.
Individual classroom teachers may develop more specific rules for students. Teachers may assign afterschool detention with a 24 hour notice.
When students do not adhere to the school or classroom rules, appropriate action will be taken toensure that a positive learning environment exists for all students in the school. The school rules are ineffect at all events sponsored by Baumholder Middle/High School to include after school and off campus.
To focus on academic and social growth, we use progressive steps in discipline matters when thelearning environment or peaceful nature of the school environment is disrupted.
The Acceptable User Policy is included in the Registration Packet and must be signed by the student and thesponsor prior to student use of any computer in the school. Violation of this policy may result in thetemporary or permanent loss of computer privileges. Loss of computer privileges does not excuse a studentfrom work required on the computer. Instead it requires them to accomplish said work outside of school.
We use video surveillance equipment at the entrances of the school.
A student who withdraws from school with PCS orders within twenty (20) days of the end of a semestermay be placed on an acceleration program that allows the student to earn full academic credit for thesemester. The request for the acceleration program must be made through the principal's office at leastthirty (30) days prior to the student's proposed withdrawal date. Teachers will provide additionalassignments and assessment opportunities to cover the instructional time lost by the student's earlydeparture. The completion of a semester examination may be required by the teacher. The earliest datefor acceleration for the first semester is December 13, 2012. The earliest date for an accelerationprogram for the second semester is May 16, 2013. Classes in which the student is currently failing are not normally approved for acceleration. Acceleration programs are provided only in the case of PCSmoves.