By: Victoria Myers ’19, Photographer
All schools have some ground rules, and these are rules that should not come to a surprise to those that have been in school for nine years already. They include a strict no bullying policy as well as a no discrimination policy. There are however, some rules that are unique to LCN that freshmen should know before starting class here.
The school’s dress code is something that does not really change between middle and high school; however, the dress code is more widely enforced. There are no spaghetti straps or regular tank tops allowed and all shoulders must be covered. This can be a slippery slope because there are many cold shoulder or off-shoulder shirts that are available, but none of these can be worn at school or when taking yearbook pictures. Hats are also not allowed just as in middle school, but they are allowed on some spirit days. Pajama pants are also acceptable on some spirit days, but not on any other school day. Shorts are another article regulated by the dress code, shorts must be fingertip length or longer to fit within the school’s dress code. Violating the dress code at LCN is not the end of the world, but it can certainly disrupt the day of a student. When dress coded, the student is taken into the dean’s office and told to find something to change into that does not break dress code, if that is not possible then a parent will be called to bring a change of clothes.
There are other rules at LCN that differ from the rules at the middle schools, and one of them is the no backpack rule. In years prior some teachers have allowed backpacks in their classrooms, but starting in the 2017-18 school year a strict no-backpack rule was put into place. If one brings a backpack into a classroom they will be sent to their locker to put it away. Due to the banning of backpacks in classrooms teachers and administrators have allowed string bags and purses to carry materials from one class to another. Having to put away a bag could lead to a student being tardy to that class, which could result in being swept. Sweeps were implemented during the second semester of the 2017-18 school year; they were implemented to reduce the amount of tardies for all students. Sweeps take place during the first and last five minutes of class, if a student is out of their classroom during this time they will be swept and sent to the LGI. When in the LGI the student will give their name and receive a slip for an after school detention.
If one is to follow these main rules they will be able to have a successful and enjoyable freshman year at LCN.