Severe Weather: When severe weather affects the start of the school day, Elder will follow Oak Hills announcements regarding delays or cancellations.
Field Trip: A field trip is a privilege afforded to a student, not an absolute right. A student may be denied participation if he fails to meet academic or behavioral requirements. The standard Elder High School Field Trip Permission form must be completed by a parent/guardian to indicate approval to participate, and turned in at least three class days prior to the field trip.
College Visitation: College visitation must be arranged through the Guidance Department. Parents should contact the counselor to discuss their plans for a college visit. We urge you to make any college visits during the first three quarters of the school year, preferably on days when school is not in session. College visitations which must be made during the fourth quarter or during school hours because of extenuating circumstances, may be made only after consulting with the counselor and with the permission of the Principal. Arrangements must be completed at least three days prior to the date of the visit. It is understood that the student is responsible for making up all work that is missed. School days (full or partial) utilized for visiting colleges are considered days absent.
Every student of Elder is part of a community. A genuine Christian concern for his associates (parents, teachers, fellow students and the community-at-large) will dictate that he take a reasonable pride in his personal appearance. The purpose of the dress code is to promote an atmosphere conducive to learning. Apparel items are to be in good repair— no ripped, torn, frayed, or tattered seams/hems. The dress code is in effect every school day unless an exception is announced. A businesslike attitude of work and study is encouraged.
The ordinary daily dress for students is a dress shirt, dress pants, and dress shoes with socks. Jackets and sweatshirts (except those that are approved and sold in the Elder Spiritwear Shop) are not to be worn to class, rather to be kept in the student’s locker. These regulations are in effect whenever school is in session, including exam days.
All students must be clean shaven (i.e.. no beards, mustaches or exaggerated sideburns that amount to quasi-beards).
Exposed tattoos are not permitted.