GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS
- EXTENDED ABSENCE
- REQUEST FOR EARLY DISMISSAL, APPOINTMENTS
- SCHOOL UNIFORM/DRESS CODE
- EXAMINATION / TEST
- GRADES AND PROGRESS REPORTS
- PARENTS INVOLVEMENT
- SUSPENSION OF CLASSES / EMERGENCIES
Good attendance is a vital part of a child’s success in school. We don’t want your child to miss classroom activities as much as possible. The habit of punctual and regular attendance is a quality that will help a student through life.
If your child will be absent, we encourage you to call the school or your child’s teacher and state the reason for the absence.
- Medical Illness
- Illness or death in the family
Student should present and submit an excuse letter/medical certificate to the Office. Then secure a absent pass and present it to the class adviser.
In case of the student’s extended absence of more than 3 days, please contact the principal so that arrangements can be made to discuss the student’s progress and homework with the classroom teacher. The child shall be responsible for the make-up session to cope with the missed lessons/activities.
It is suggested that appointments with doctors must be done on weekends or after school hours so that participation of the students in class will not be unduly jeopardized. However, there are times when students may need to be picked-up early for other reasons; in such situations, parents should inform the school about the time, purpose of the appointment and who should be picking-up the students.
The person picking-up the student should fill-up appropriate forms (in duplicate) at the school office which must be signed by the Homeroom Adviser and the School Principal. One copy is filed with the Homeroom Adviser; the other one is given to the Guard before leaving the campus.
The student is expected to come to school on time. Habitual tardiness is not allowed.
Every Monday students are expected to be in school before 7:30 am for the Flag Ceremony. For the rest of the week they are to be in their classrooms by 8:00 am. Students who are tardy must go to the Office to secure a tardy pass before going to their classroom.
Student shall submit an excused letter signed by the parent explaining the reason for late arrival.
Students are expected to arrive promptly in all their classes, assemblies, and other school functions in which their presence is required or is vital to the activity.
In case of frequent tardiness of students without valid reason, the students together with their parents shall go to the Guidance Office to explain the reason of tardiness.
3 Tardiness = 1 Absence
The school authorities will determine whether or not the reason for being tardy is valid and excusable.
All students should wear the prescribed school uniform properly and completely. If a student cannot wear the complete prescribed school uniform or PE uniform, he/she must present a valid reason through an excuse letter duly signed by the parent/guardian for submission to the Homeroom Adviser or PE Teacher (for PE uniform).
2. Physical Education (PE) Uniform
PE uniform is worn during PE classes.
3. Civilian Dress Code
On occasions when students are allowed to wear civilian clothes, they should demonstrate respect for themselves and for the school through their manner of dressing and appearance. Immodest attire (abbreviated shorts, short skirts, tank tops, bare midriffs, halter tops, tube tops, see through clothes), obscene/suggestive words/slogan/pictures printed on worn outfits are unacceptable.
Students must wear their ID at all times. Student with no ID must secure a pass from the Discipline Officer to allow them to enter their classroom.
5. Grooming and Hygiene
It is part of good grooming to keep oneself presentable, be appropriately dressed and project simplicity by not wearing adornments hat can distract learning.
- Should wear their hair properly combed and preferably tied or held together, if long.
- Are not allowed to wear more than one pair of earrings nor big/dangling ones.
- Nails should be kept clean and short.
- Boys are not allowed to wear earrings.
- Nails should be kept clean and short.
The hair for boys should not be long as to touch the ears or the collar of the polo shirt. Haircut inspection shall be done by the Homeroom Adviser and will be reported to the Principal during Monday morning assembly. Students who fail the inspection are expected to comply within (3) days after the inspection.
- Students may be allowed to wear bangs, which should not cover their eyes to avoid getting distracted from learning.
- Haircuts like punk hairstyles, fancy and the use of bright colored hair dyes are not allowed.
- Students should bring extra white shirt or clothes to be used for playtime to avoid soaking their uniform with perspiration.
All students are expected to observe proper grooming and hygiene. In doing so, they must allocate time to clean themselves and change into their uniforms before going back to their respective learning areas. They will not be allowed to join their class if they are sweating and not wearing their complete uniform.
Schedules of examinations will be provided to parents and students for information and guidance.
An Examination Permit shall be issued to all students before the scheduled quarterly examination upon payment of fees due. This permit is presented to the teacher before taking the examination. In case of delayed payment of due fees, students will also be delayed in taking the test.
We advise parents to provide a notebook wherein the teacher can write or attach letters. We encourage parents to regularly read all communications sent by the teacher so you can be updated with what your child has been doing in school. Other school related announcements will be posted in the notebook. Teachers’ and parents’ remarks or correspondences are written in the notebook.
Communication/Assignments notebooks should always be kept clean and neat. Tampering of any kind and not obtaining the parent’s signatures are considered serious offenses and are subject to disciplinary action.
Students are expected to write down the topic(s) covered in the different classes, assignments, and other school/class activity.
Parents/guardians are expected to sign their children’s communication/assignment notebooks daily.
Students and Parents Bulletin/ Communication Letters
A copy of the school’s written official communication to parents will be posted on the bulletin. Students should ask their parents to read the parents bulletin and sign reply slips. Reply slips should be returned to the teacher on or before the scheduled due date.
Individual parent-teacher conferences are scheduled after every examination. The conference is arranged to provide an opportunity for parents and teachers to discuss the child’s progress. Through this meeting, a thorough understanding of the child and setting of goals are accomplished so that the instructional program will serve him/her better.
Bristol encourages family involvement during the following activities:
- Open house
- Parent interest programs, workshops, and seminars
- Family activities
- Classroom visitation, observation, participation in field trips
- Special events
- Parent/Teacher Conferences
Working, playing and talking with your child in a natural setting is very important. The parents and the school must work together to help prepare the children for the success in school and to become life-long learners. Since children learn through play and everyday experiences, there are many opportunities at home to reinforce their learning. We are sending home-links for you to enjoy your time with your child.
Important information and messages from the parents will be delivered to the children. Student’s use of the telephone is discouraged and is usually limited to calling their parents.
In case of illnesses, accidents or other emergencies involving students, the staff member will make the necessary phone calls.
Classroom visitation is one way for the parents to be actively involved with the students’ activities. However, arrangements should be made with the school principal in advance.
Teachers shall confer with parents/guardians during their off period or after class hours.
In accordance with DepEd Order No. 28 series of 2005, the guidelines are as follows:
Classes are automatically suspended in all public and private schools at the Pre-school Level and SPED Level when typhoon signal no. 1 is raised by PAGASA;
Classes are automatically suspended in all public and private schools at the Pre-school Level, Elementary, and Secondary Levels when typhoon signal no. 2 is raised by PAGASA;
In the absence of typhoon signal warnings from PAGASA, localized suspension of classes in both public and private school at the Pre-school, Elementary, and Secondary Levels can be decided by the local authorities, including the DepEd regional director, DepEd division superintendent, school principal or local government officials concerned; and
- The ultimate decision of determining whether or not their children should go to school is reserved to the parents.
When classes are suspended by the Department of Education AFTER CLASSES HAVE BEGUN, parents may come to school office to fetch their child. Otherwise, the school shall continue classes for the sake of the children left behind until they are fetched.
Minor first aid is given to students injured during school hours and on school property. Parents will be notified of more severe incident and will be brought to a hospital to be seen by a physician to further evaluate the situation or provide medical attention.
Parents must submit a medical certificate of their child stating that he/she is fit to enroll during the school year. All immunizations must be up-to-date.
MEDICATIONS IN SCHOOL
Giving of medications to students during regular school hours and during school-related activities shall be discouraged unless absolutely necessary for the critical health and well-being. Appropriate form must be accomplished by the parent/guardian and physician prior to administering any medications to students.
For safety reasons, at no time will your child be allowed to bring medication to school. Medication must be transported to school by an adult.
Keep your child at home if he/she has any of the following medical conditions
- Fever of 37.5°C or higher - Skin rash or sores
- Vomiting - Headache
- Inflamed eyes/swollen eyes - Diarrhea
- Nasal discharge - Upset stomach
- Excessive coughing - Flushed face
- Sore throat/earache
* Please keep your child at home for 24 hours after fever or symptoms are gone.
Report immediately all communicable diseases to the office. Please report any food allergies of your child to his/her teacher. Some class activities involve tasting of fruits or other foods.
Section 5 of the Tobacco Regulation Act of 2003 (Republic Act 9211) prohibits the carrying of any lighted tobacco product in public vehicles, schools, health centers, elevators, cinemas, malls and in places where fire hazards are present. Smoking is also banned in recreational facilities for minors.