School Policies and Procedures A-Z
- Bus Transportation
- Computer Labs
- Daily Student Bulletin
- Emergency Drills
- Fines and Obligations
- HealthPoint On-Campus Wellness Clinic
- Identification Cards
- Lost and Found
- Signs and Posters
- State Regulations Prohibit School to Give Out Change
- Student Store
- Students Leaving Campus
All accidents are to be reported immediately to a teacher or staff member. All accidents occurring in the school building, on school property, or at any school sponsored activity must be reported to the school nurse and/or the main office secretary as soon as possible. When necessary, the parent/guardian will be contacted using the emergency contact information in our system. As contact information changes, please notify the counseling office secretary.
Food is only allowed to be consumed in the cafeteria, Commons, or courtyard. Food is not allowed on the 2nd/3rd floors, stairwells, or in classrooms (except water).
Respecting and maintaining a clean campus is the responsibility of each student and staff member, please clean – up after yourself. The Cafeteria will be open from 6:50 a.m. to 7:15 a.m. for breakfast and lunch according to the lunch schedule. Renton High School’s cafeteria has been set up to serve a wide variety of choices daily.
- Line 1 Choice of 3 different grilled items - served with milk and a trip through the salad bar
- Line 2 Pizza or Burrito - served with milk and a trip through the salad bar
- Line 3 Hot Entrée or Cold Deli Sandwiches - served with milk and a trip through the salad bar
A prepayment plan (check or cash) is offered, or students can pay as they go. Reminder: Debts from the previous year from any Renton School District will show up on a student’s account. Each student will have their own individual PIN# and this PIN # should not be shared.
The Commons is available to all students before school, during lunch, and after school until 2:10 p.m.
Students must exit the building at 2:10 p.m. unless they are attending a supervised academic support/intervention, activity, or athletic related event. Students may not stay on – campus after school unsupervised in the hallways, commons, or other areas.
Labs are available for student use with the supervision of a staff member. All students entering Renton must sign a Renton School District internet user agreement (with Parental/Guardian permission if under 18) before being allowed Internet access.
School computers are intended for school – related activities. Inappropriate computer usage will result in disciplinary consequences including the immediate suspension of student internet access and/or student account pending an investigation and parent – teacher conference.
- First Offense: Loss of computer privileges for the remainder of the period.
- Second Offense: Loss of computer privileges for one day.
- Subsequent Offenses: Referral to admin. Loss of computer privileges for up to the remainder of school year (up to 90 days) to Emergency Expulsion/Expulsion.
This is the 5th year of the 1:1 program where each student will receive a Chromebook to use in his/her classes and take home. It is strongly suggested that families opt in to purchase the annual insurance for the Chromebook. The insurance does not cover lost Chromebooks. If a Chromebook is stolen, a police report must be filed and provided to be covered by insurance. There is a sliding scale for those students who are on free and reduced lunches. If parents do not opt in to purchase the Chromebook insurance, stolen or broken Chromebook may result in a fine up to $350. School computers are intended for school – related activities. Inappropriate computer usage will result in disciplinary actions including the immediate suspension of student internet access and/or student account pending an investigation and parent – teacher conference.
Forms for daily bulletin and public address (PA) system announcement can be found in the Main Office. Announcements will be read daily. Announcements for the following day should be turned into the Main Office by 1:00 p.m. the preceding day. Please keep announcements brief, to the point, and do not ask that they run for more than three (3) days in a row. Announcements must be approved by your advisor/coach.
Fire, earthquake, lockdown, and shelter in place drills are conducted throughout the school year to ensure that staff and students are aware of safety procedures and protocols during emergency situations. Students are expected to follow all staff instructions during emergency drills. Failure to comply with staff requests and safety protocols during emergency drills may result in disciplinary action.
Notices regarding fines and/or obligations due to Renton High School are issued periodically throughout the school year and at the end of each trimester. Fines and/or obligations should be cleared on a trimester basis. All Renton School District and book fines may be paid in the main office and all ASB related activities and sports fines may be paid at the cashier’s window accessible in the Commons. Students will not be allowed to participate in activities until all fines are cleared (i.e., cheerleading, sports, dances, etc.).
No checks for fines/fees will be accepted after the last week of April. There are payment agreements available. Please contact ASB Office bookkeeper.
Notice for Seniors
All fines and/or obligations must be cleared prior to graduation rehearsal in order for the graduate to receive his/her commencement tickets and/or diploma.
The HealthPoint clinic on-campus at Renton High School is a wellness center. The primary emphasis of school health services on-campus is to provide physical and mental health appraisals, health counseling, and health education. The Health Point clinic is able to provide aid if illness or injury occur after arriving at school, however, medical diagnosis and/or medication are not provided.
Except in emergency situations, students must first check in with their teacher before going to the HealthPoint clinic, as a pass from your teacher is required during class time. It is considered a truancy if you are in the Health Point clinic or nurse’s office without permission. If you need assistance at a time when the office is closed, you need to report to the Attendance Office/Main Office.
School personnel cannot provide students with any medications. If a student is required to take medication at school, the following requirements must be met:
- You must bring written permission from both a parent/guardian and the prescribing physician;
- Instructions from the physician including the dosage and duration of use;
- The medication must be in its original container;
- The medication must be cleared and recorded by the Nurse and will be kept in a secure cabinet.
If the Nurse is unavailable, you must check in at the attendance office. This procedure has been put in place by Washington State’s Attorney General and must be followed for ALL medication including inhalers and non-prescriptive medicines, such as Tylenol, aspirin, cough syrup, etc. NO medicine is to be in the building without instruction from your physician and a school clearance.
To ensure the safety of all staff and students at Renton High School, you may be asked to show your student identification card upon request. All students must present their ID when asked by a staff member. Failure to present ID card or identify oneself to a staff member upon request may result in disciplinary action. If lost, students can replace their ID card at the ASB office for $5.00.
State law requires students to be immunized against certain preventable diseases. Proof of immunization status must be presented to the school prior to the student attending school. Exemptions are available for medical, personal or religious reasons. Students attending school with an immunization exemption will be required to stay out of school should there be an outbreak of a vaccine-preventable disease for which they are not immunized.
School insurance is available at a minimum cost. School-time coverage is generally $13 - $43 (price and type of coverage varies from year – to year). Full – time coverage is also available. Students enrolled in sports MUST purchase school insurance if they are not sufficiently covered through another policy. Application forms are available with the athletic secretary.
Students are welcome to use the library before school, after school, during lunch or during their class time with teacher’s permission and a written pass. All library materials are available for checkout with a Renton High School identification card or lunch number. Books can be checked out for three weeks at a time and renewed if there are not holds. All media, other than printed material, will be loaned on a time – needed basis.
Students are asked to return books as soon as they are finished with them so others can use them. If a book is lost or damaged, the borrower is charged the replacement cost of the book.
Lockers are provided for the student’s convenience in storing personal property. The school cannot be responsible for items which are missing from an individual’s school or physical education locker. Students are discouraged from keeping articles of value in their lockers and do so at their own risk. Problems with the lock or mechanical operation of the lock are to be reported to the main office. Lockers or combinations are not to be shared with others. Student’s will be billed for any repairs or cleaning needed at the end of the year. Lockers can be entered by school officials at any time.
Please see attendance policy for more information.
Off Campus Pass
Students (9th - 12th) will be allowed off campus during lunchtime with an approved application and an off-campus sticker on their ID/ASB card. Students must meet all attendance, grade, and behavior requirements and expectations for off-campus privileges. Please review expectations and requirements closely on your application available in the attendance office. Violation of this policy, harming our relationship with community members/businesses, and/or creating an unsafe environment for our students will result in loss of this privilege and disciplinary action.
Students have a busy academic schedule and cannot bring visitors or guests to campus during the school day. We promote a positive relationship and partnerships with our families. If family members are wanting to visit classes during the academic school day, we request 24-hour notice prior to classroom visit requests. All parents and guardians are required to check into the main office to obtain proper identification clearance on the day they have scheduled to visit.