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The New York City Department Of Education Chancellor's regulations cover a wide range of policies. Volumes A, B, C and D Regulations, are accessible here.
 
 
The Discipline Code is also known as the Citywide Behavioral Expectations to Support Student Learning. It:
  • Is age-specific with one set for grades K-5 and another for grades 6-12.
  • Explains the standards for behavior in the New York City public schools.
  • Describes supports, interventions, and disciplinary responses that schools can use when students demonstrate unwelcome behavior.
 
 
 

Below is the new "Cell-Phone & Electronic Policy", which is effective Monday, September 12th, 2022.  Parents/Guardians and students, please read it thoroughly.  We have also provided a summary of the Policy below. 

 

Summary of Cell-Phone & Electronics Policy (September 2022)

 

  1. All cell-phones will be collected at scanning as students enter the school building and returned to students at the end of the school-day. 
  2. The purpose of this new Policy is to improve student focus, and encourage positive interactions between students on and off campus. 
  3. Bluetooth devices e.g. headphones and smart watches, are not permitted for usage during any class. 
  4. Student inability or failure to comply with this new Policy can result in disciplinary action including after-school detention, parent/guardian conference, class removal and/or principal's suspension.  
Best,
Excelsior Administration

Below is the new "Lateness Policy", which is effective Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022. Parents/Guardians and students, please read it thoroughly.  We have also provided a summary of the Policy below. 

 

Summary of the Lateness Policy

 

  1. Good attendance, which includes, arriving to school and class on time increases a student's chance to perform better in school and gives the student more opportunities to learn.
  2. Lateness to school and/or class will lead to after-school detention.  There will be after-school detention daily.
  3. Student inability or failure to comply with this new Policy can result in disciplinary action including parent/guardian conference, class removal and/or principal's suspension. 
  4. Students who have "good attendance" will be recognized and rewarded.
Best,
Excelsior Administration 
Clothes have to cover bodies in "coverage area".Dress Code Coverage area
 
>> No sheer and/or transparent clothing <<
>> Visible face and head unless there is medical and/or religious exception <<
 
Clothes can be expressive, but cannot promote drug use, violence, gangs, racism, bigotry, sexism and/or be sexual.
Under DOE policy, students may not harass, intimidate, bully or sexually harass other students. Students may also not discriminate against or harass, intimidate or bully students on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, citizenship/immigration status, religion, creed, national origin, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, or weight.