Frequently Asked Questions
Have a question? We have the answer! Here you’ll find published responses to some of your most frequently asked questions, all in one place. If you don’t find what you’re looking for or you need more information, we encourage you to read our student handbook or call the front office.
We expect our students to dress in a way that shows respect for themselves, for others, and for their school. Students may not wear any clothing that distracts from the learning experience. Specifically, we do not allow:
- Shirts that expose the midriff
- Clothing that promotes drug use or gang-related activity
- Spikes or chains that cause excessive damage to school property
We reserve the right to determine whether a student’s clothing is appropriate for school.
If a student becomes ill, we will attempt to notify a parent or guardian promptly, and we will care for the student in our nurse’s station until a parent or guardian arrives. Students may not leave school grounds without either a parent or another approved adult (as listed on the student’s information form). If the situation is a medical emergency, we will follow standard emergency procedures.
Prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, and their administration are the sole responsibility of the student and his/her parent. For the safety of all our students, any medicines brought onto school property must be turned in to the school nurse. Please keep all medications in their original containers, and label them with your child’s full name.
To encourage an appropriate learning environment, students may carry cell phones, laptops, smartphones, or other wireless communication devices (WCD) on school property and at school-sponsored events, but they may not be used at any time during school hours. With proper consent, students may use WCDs in the classroom for note taking and composition, but never for Internet use or image capture.
We know that effective instruction only takes place in an orderly environment. We believe that the best form of discipline is self-imposed, meaning that students should be accountable for their own actions and assume all responsibility for the consequences. We ask all our students to conform to a reasonable, socially-accepted standard of behavior, which includes zero tolerance for destructive behaviors, harassment, academic dishonesty, or bullying. Violation of this standard disrupts the educational process and infringes on the safety and rights of others. At Mississinewa High we employ the following disciplines within due process:
- Positive peer pressure
- Loss of property
- Loss of privileges
- In-school suspension
- Out-of-school suspension
- Expulsion in severe cases
Student-initiated groups may meet on school property for clubs, rallies, informational meetings, and/or study.,regardless of its religious, political, or physiological association, during non-instructional time. If you are interested in starting a group, speak to our principal for more information.