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PERSONAL PROPERTY
Once on school property, students must dismount from skateboards, scooters, and bicycles and walk them to the appropriate rack. Bicycles, scooters and skateboards must be locked outside on the racks. Students must provide their own lock to secure their bicycles, scooters and skateboards to the racks. Skateboards, scooters and bicycles are not allowed on the buses.

All students are assigned a locker with a built-in combination lock. Under no circumstances should students share their combination with others. All personal items are brought to school at the student’s own risk – the school does not guarantee the security of personal items against loss, theft or damage. During the school day, coats and backpacks are to be stored in lockers.

Personal items that cause a distraction or disruption to the learning environment or are used in violation of school policy will be confiscated. Items will be held in the main office until the student returns a signed Parent/Guardian Acknowledgement form or a parent/guardian picks up the item. Repeated violations will result in disciplinary action.




LOCKERS
Each student is annually assigned a locker with a built-in combination lock.
  • Students are prohibited from divulging their combinations or sharing their locker with anyone.
  • Deer Creek is not responsible for lost or stolen items regardless of value.
  • Lockers remain the property of Jeffco and can be searched at any time.
  • Students that abuse their locker privilege may have their lockers taken away.
  • Students may add free standing shelving, organizers, and decorations to their lockers, but may not damage or make permanent changes - no paint, stickers, hardware, etc.
  • Students may not decorate or alter the outside of their locker.


LOST AND FOUND
A Lost and Found Box is located in the main hall near the Cafetorium.  All items left in Lost and Found before Winter Break and Summer Break will be donated.




FOOD AND DRINK
Water is the only food or drink allowed outside of the cafeteria.  Students are encouraged to bring refillable water bottles for use throughout the day to maintain hydration.  Exceptions for healthy snacks may be made at the discretion of the classroom teacher.

Deer Creek discourages the consumption of energy drinks (Red Bull, Monster, Amp, Rockstar, NOS, etc.) at school. The high caffeine and sugar content in these beverages can have a negative effect on the ability to maintain focus in the classroom. The ingredients in energy drinks provide a short-term energy boost but often lead to a “crash” of lethargy when the initial impact of the stimulants wears off.  Students will be asked to dispose of energy drinks on campus.





MEDICATIONS
The school does not provide medications for students, but there are procedures for over-the-counter and prescription medications to be given to students at school.  All medications (prescription and over-the-counter) must be kept in the Health Clinic - students may not carry medications with them or in their lockers, except as described below:
  • Over-the-Counter Medications
    • A completed Medication Agreement form must be completed for any over-the-counter medication (such as Advil/Tylenol, cold medicines, cough drops, etc.) held in the clinic.
    • By submitting the Medication Agreement form, a student may carry one dose with them, in the original labeled container, to take as needed.
  • Prescription Medications
    • A completed Medication Agreement form must be completed for all prescription medications held in the clinic.
    • The ONLY prescription medications allowed outside of the clinic are asthma inhalers or diabetic pumps. No prescription bottles should be in a student’s possession during the course of the school day. 
  • Students distributing any type of medication, drugs, or other substances to other students for any reason will be subject to suspension followed by expulsion, according to district policy.



LUNCHES
Students may bring their own lunch from home, purchase a full lunch, or use the school’s "a la carte" line. Students may deposit money into their personal lunch accounts at any time. District policy regarding purchase of lunches when students have insufficient funds in their account:

  • Families are expected to keep student meal accounts current.
  • Cafeteria purchases are tracked in the student’s meal account by the cafeteria checkout system.
  • Students may purchase a standard school lunch even if they have insufficient funds in their account.
  • Students may not purchase a la carte items if they have a negative balance on their account.
  • Students may not purchase a la carte items with cash (bottled beverages, milk, extra entrees, snack items, etc.) when their account is in the negative.
  • Communication is emailed to all families twice a week with negative balances until the negative balance is cleared.

Families are encouraged to use the SchoolCafe system to pay and monitor lunch accounts. With this program, parents/guardians may deposit money into their student’s lunch account, monitor amount spent per day, check balances, be alerted when a student’s account falls to a specified level, and set up automatic payments to the account when it is depleted. A link to SchoolCafe is available on the school website under Family Resources.



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