Attendance Policy A satisfactory attendance record is mandatory for promotion and graduation from TYWLS, Queens. Additionally, it is a significant consideration in high school and college admissions. Because attendance procedures affect the safety and academic success of our students, we expect them to be followed precisely.
Breakfast is available to all students at 7:30 a.m. every morning. Breakfast ends at 8:00am.
Students are expected to be at their designated morning meeting by 8:00 a.m every day and, once dismissed from morning meeting in their classrooms by 8:16 a.m. They will be marked late if they arrive after classes begin. A student who arrives after classes start must sign herself into the “Late Book” at the reception area. Students who are late to school or a class must present a late pass and will be subject to detention.
In order to leave before the end of the school day, a student must have the written permission of her parent, or her parents must call the office the in day in question. The parent must come to the school to get the student. This is a Chancellor’s Regulation and no exceptions are permitted.
Students are not excused from school during the week before or after a school holiday or vacation. Any student who is absent before or after vacation must make up the work she has missed on her own. Teachers may, at their discretion, offer tests to students who missed them during such times.
No one may excuse a student from class except the teacher of the class or school staff. Students found out of class without a pass will be marked as cutting.
Areas off Limits Students must disperse and leave the school area at dismissal for their own safety and the safety of others.
Bus & Subway Passes Eligible students receive MetroCards. Many times, lost cards cannot be replaced, so students are advised to handle these passes with care. For more information explaining the metro card policy, click here. There is, generally, at least a three-day waiting period for a lost metro card.
Internet Usage Policy The use of the internet is a privilege which will be revoked if students violate the Department of Education policies regarding its use. All families must sign and adhere to the Internet Usage Policy at The Young Women’s Leadership School, Queens. These policies include specific prohibitions against the following:
Sending or receiving personal messages
Using the Internet for commercial purposes, advertising or similar objectives
Utilizing copyrighted materials without permission
Lobbying for political purposes or soliciting votes
Accessing pornographic or obscene materials
Sending or receiving messages that are racist, sexist, inflammatory, hateful or obscene
Vandalizing data, software or equipment
Sending or receiving another person’s messages without authorization.
Lunch/Dining Hall Policy No eating is permitted in the classrooms. Except in unusual circumstances, food may not leave the dining hall or be carried into the building from outside, unless given permission from a TYWLS staff member.
The Young Women’s Leadership School of Queens recycles; students must follow the recycling guidelines in disposing of their lunch remains.
Please do not cut into the lunch line. The dining hall is a resource room shared by all. Neatness, cleanliness, order, and courteous behavior ought to govern its utilization. To that end, students eating in the dining hall must:
use a tray for all food and drink;
avoid crowding any table;
leave their tables dry and clean;
put dishes/paper cups away properly;
act thoughtfully and responsibly toward the other members of the school community.
Uniforms At its founding, our school chose to require a uniform, and we ask that these regulations be given full support by parents and students. These regulations have been held to a minimum and are designed in the interest of safety, common sense, and the appearance of the school community as a whole. See Dress Code Guidelines for more information.
Money & Valuables Students should not bring large sums of money or other valuables (such as radios or disc players) to school. The School does NOT assume responsibility for valuables.
Telephones Students may not use personal cell phones to contact homes. Students may use the office telephones only with the permission of a teacher or school staff. Parents are asked not to telephone the School Office with messages for students unless there is a real emergency. See Cell Phone Policy for more information.
CELL PHONES ARE NOT PERMITTED IN SCHOOL. THEY WILL BE CONFISCATED ON SIGHT AND RETURNED ONLY TO A PARENT OR GUARDIAN.