DHS Community Norms


  • Students and staff are required to wear masks fully covering their nose and mouth 


  • Students are expected to be at school by 8am. (Reminder that every 3 school tardies becomes an absence) 

  • Students are responsible for getting their missed work from the teacher. Teachers will provide a clear location for missed assignments   

Movement to class 

  • All students take the direct route to class via the hallway 

  • Students must be in class and seated on time  

  • Students can’t use the bathroom during transitions or in the first and last five minutes of class 

  • Students must stay inside the boundaries of DHS- A pass is required to go to the main office (do not go in the gym, leave DHS area) 

Lunch Expectations:  

  • Remain in lunch hallway/area entire lunch 

  • No more than 2 boys in the bathroom (COVID)  

  • No more than 4 girls in the bathroom (COVID) 

  • Leave no trace (clean up after ourselves)  

 Cell phones/Electronics/Model desks 

  • Cell phones and ear buds can only be used during morning entry, lunch, during clubs (not during classes) 

  • Personal technology (ear buds, gaming devices/phones) should not be visible or in use during class (they should go in students' bags, not on person nor in pockets)  

  • School laptops must be used only for schoolwork during classes  

  • Students can have a water bottle in class, but no food or drink in classrooms  

Hallway Passes 

  • Teacher permission required for bathroom/water bottle filled  

  • Nurse/Counselor/Administrator visits by pass only 

"There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about."

– Margaret J. Wheatley