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  About The School  

FAQ

  • What are the school's colors and mascot?

Black/Red/White amd Ram

  • What are the school hours?

7:30 am - 2:30 pm

  • What should I know about student ID cards?

 Student ID cards are to be in all MHS students possession at all times.  Students ID's are used for the following:

    1. Access to school bus
    2. Check out textbooks and library books
    3. ID cards can also be loaded with MySchoolBucks to purchase meals in our cafeteria
  • What does it cost to replace an ID card?

MHS provides all students with their initial ID card free at time of student check-in each year.  If your student loses their ID card, a $5.00 fee is required to purchase a new card in the bookstore.

  • What if my student is tardy?

We encourage promptness since tardies affect everyone and disrupt classroom time. Late students must report to the office. There we will issue students a "Tardy Slip" before they go to class.

  • What should I do if my student is absent?

When at all possible, please notify us when your child is absent by calling the front office. If we don’t hear from you by early morning, you’re likely to get a phone call from us. Students that have been absent must return with a note explaining the reason they were gone. An absence note is a must! Otherwise, we record your student's absence as "unexcused."

  • What if a student has excessive absences?

If you have 10 or more absences in any class this semester, you will lose credit for that class. You must fill out an appeal form if you want the administration to consider re-instatement of credit for those classes. The form is available in the attendance office. Don’t procrastinate! It is your responsibility to take care of this.

  • Does Maricopa High School provide busing?

Yes, we certainly do. Parents, please remind your teens that riding the bus is a privilege and that we require best behavior at all times. Please arrive at your designated bus stop on time. If you ride the bus to school, you must ride it home. We require students to wear seatbelts and sit in assigned seats if the bus driver chooses to give specific seats. For more information on school bus safety, please read the district’s memo on school bus privileges.

  • Do you allow students to bike to school?

Yes, but only if they live within one mile of campus. We are concerned for the safety of all students and ask all bike riders to be aware of their surroundings. Maricopa High School is not responsible for lost or damaged bikes.

  • Does the school provide breakfast or lunch?

Yes, we provide both breakfast and lunch. We also have free and reduced-price lunches for those who qualify. Just contact the front office for the papers you’ll need to fill out for these special lunch prices.

Students may choose to bring their own lunch to school if they wish, but we don’t allow students to order pizza and have it delivered on campus. 

  • What methods can my child use to pay for meals?

We welcome students to pay for meals with cash, but we prefer that each student have a prepaid lunch account. You can register for an account  and monitor your balance at MySchoolBucks

  • Can my child bring treats to class to celebrate a birthday or other occasion?

Our district policy does not allow you to bring food from home for classroom parties and events. All food brought onto campus must come from the cafeteria, commercial institutions, or commercial food service stores (i.e., sandwich shops, pizza delivery places, etc.)

  • Does Maricopa allow visitors in the classrooms?

Yes. Visitors must call ahead and make an appointment to visit classrooms. We need to make sure that classes aren’t interrupted during important times like tests. When you arrive at school, please check in with the front office for your “Visitor Pass.”

  • What should I know about high school dances?

Dances sponsored by Maricopa are for Maricopa students. Parents and faculty are welcome at all dances.

    • Students must show their student ID cards to purchase tickets and enter all dances.
    • Students may not leave the dance and re-enter.
    • We will not admit students within one hour before the dance ends.
    • All school rules and district policies are in effect.
  • What is the dress code?

    • Shirts, blouses, turtlenecks may only exceed one size larger than their fitted size.
    • Lower body articles must be hemmed and not frayed.
    • No type of head covering (i.e. baseball caps, cowboy hats, beanies, stocking hats/caps, do rags, skull caps, etc.) may be worn inside any classroom or building unless indicated by a School Spirit Days or for occupational safety headgear required for special classes.
    • Sunglasses may not be worn inside classrooms or buildings unless a note from a physician is provided to the Health Office.
    • Neither sleepwear nor beachwear are permitted, this includes footwear.
    • Bare feet are never acceptable; shoes must be worn at all times. Regulation J-2361 Proper footwear may be required for certain classes. Heelies are not allowed at any time.
    • Blankets are not to be brought to school.
    • Pocket chains, studded bracelets, dog collars, and other articles/accessories, which may be judged to be potentially harmful and/or could be used as a weapon are not permitted.
    • Jewelry used in conjunction with body piercing such as nose rings, studs, tongue studs, eyebrow rings, chin studs, ear gauging, belly piercing, etc. are prohibited and may not be visible.
    • Jewelry shall not be worn if it presents a safety hazard to self and/or others. Regulation J-2361
    • Articles of clothing, buttons or badges may not be worn if it contains the following:offensive, obscene, vulgar words, phrases, or illustrations; derogatory statements toward the purpose of education, political, religious, racial, or national groups; references to drugs, alcohol, weapons, violence, negative grouping; inappropriate sexual references; and/or advertises any product or service not permitted to minors by law (i.e. Alcohol/tobacco companies, Playboy bunny, etc.) Policy JICA-R/Regulation J-2361
    • Shorts, skirts and skorts will extend to at least mid-thigh while standing or sitting and must follow the same guidelines when worn with leggings. Leggings worn alone are not permitted.
    • No plunging necklines. The neckline of shirts or blouses may not extend beyond the student’s hand when the hand is placed below the student’s collarbone.
    • Muscle shirts, tank tops and off the shoulder tops are not permissible.
    • Tattoos must be covered and hidden from view – permanent and temporary.
    • Undergarments must not be visible at any time.
    • Bare midriffs, halter/tube tops, and spaghetti straps are not acceptable past the third (3rd) grade. Regulation J-2361
    • All clothing must be of sufficient density that the body cannot be seen through the clothing.
    • No sagging. Slacks, pants, skirts, shorts and skort
  • My child needs to take medication daily. How will you make sure he/she will receive it?

Please label all prescription medications and keep them in the school health office. Only our school nurse will give the medicine to a student. Prescription medicines must be prescribed by a doctor and have documentation telling how much and how often the student must take the medicine. Please be sure to contact the health office ahead of time if you want your child taking over-the-counter medicines, too.

  • How do you determine grades?

Maricopa and all other schools in the district use the following percentage scale to award grades.

A    90-100%             Exceeding the standard
B    80-89%               Meeting the standard
C    70-79%               Barely meeting the standard
D    60-69%              Approaching the standard
F    59% & below        Falls far below standard

  • When do report cards come out?

We send report cards home at the end of every nine-week grading period.

  •  Where is the lost and found?

The lost and found shares its home with the student bookstore. Check there first for any missing items. We encourage students to write their name on their possessions.

  • What are the hours for the library?

The library is open Monday - Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

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