Damage to Property

Where it has been determined that a particular student is responsible for vandalism or accidental damage to school property, a financial charge will be levied against the student to pay for the repair/replacement of the damaged property and to pay for any extra maintenance service or security needed.

Lost and Found

The Front Office is the depository for lost and found items. Students who find valuables should turn them into the Office. Students who have lost valuables should report this loss to the Front Office as soon as possible.

Locks and Lockers

Each student is freely able to select a locker when attending Physical Education classes. It is the student’s responsibility to maintain the cleanliness of his/her locker and to report any defacing or malfunctions to the Teacher. It is also the student’s responsibility to keep the exterior of the locker free of decorations, stickers, etc.

Search of Vehicles, Lockers, and Bags

Searches are necessary at times for maintaining order, security, health, and welfare of students and the rest of the school community. DHS reserves the right to examine the contents of school lockers and personal student property including but not limited to backpacks, cell phones, and student vehicles when there is reasonable suspicion of a violation of law or of school policy wherein dangerous, stolen, or illegal goods may be present. As a safety precaution, all student bags and purses will be searched as they enter school dances both on and off campus. A student’s refusal to cooperate with such an examination may be considered a sufficient reason to ask for law enforcement support.

Student Drop-off and Pick-up Enclosure

  • Once students are on campus, they are not allowed to leave during the school day from 7:50 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. without the permission of the Front Office, even if it is a 7:50 a.m. optional activity period or a student-free period. Students needing to leave campus prior to this must procure a Release Slip from the Attendance Office. This slip must be presented to a parking lot supervisor if the student is leaving in a vehicle.

  • Students are not allowed to go to a vehicle (parked in a lot or on the street) between 7:50 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to obtain belongings, including books, lunches, projects, etc. In an emergency situation, the student may request a Release Slip from the Attendance Office.

  • The Truancy Abatement Program is conducted by the County with law enforcement assistance to curtail truancy among high school students. All students who leave campus for appointments during the day must carry their I.D. in order to avoid detention by an officer while off campus.