Codes & Policies


NP3 Middle Codes and Policies

Please view the student handbook for the extended list of codes and policies. 

Attendance Policy

Attendance Policy
School begins promptly at 8:00 Am. Regular and punctual attendance is necessary for students to achieve academic success. California law allows children to be absent from school only for the following reasons: illness, medical or dental services, attendance at a funeral service, the illness or medical appointment of a parent, and for justifiable personal reasons approved by the principal. Students who are absent for five (5) consecutive unexcused absences may be un-enrolled.
It is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to provide an explanation for a child’s absence. If your child’s absence is not excused within three (3) days of the absence, the absence will automatically turn into a truancy and the Student Attendance and Review Board (SARB) process will begin per CA Education Code 48200.
It is the student’s responsibility to turn in any assignments that were due during his/her absence. It is also the student’s responsibility to obtain any assignments that he/she missed during the absence from his/her teacher.
If a student will be taken out of a school for an extended period of time, three or more days, the parent/guardian must contact the school. Teachers will provide parent/guardian with the work that will be missed during that time. This enables a child to complete most missed assignments, receive full credit, and lessen any academic gaps due to absences.

Tardy Policy

Tardy Policy
It is the responsibility of both the parent and student to be at school on time every day. Students should be in their seat, ready to start working, when the school day begins. When students are late, it causes a disruption in the classroom and impedes learning.
Students who miss more than sixty (60) minutes of instruction a week due to tardiness will have their parent/guardian contacted and will set up a meeting if needed.

Electronics Policy

Electronics Policy
All electronics are to be turned OFF upon entering a classroom. Failure to turn off electronics will result in an automatic confiscation of the item. Item will NOT be returned to student until the end of the day. Ear buds or headphones are to be off and put away immediately after entering a classroom. Parents: If you need to reach your child during the school day, please call the office, 567-5741.

Dress Code Policy


Dress Code Policy for Students
All students are expected to wear clothes that are neat, clean, in good condition and fitting appropriately for conventional school standards.
Dress Considered Acceptable:
  • Students may wear sweatshirts, sweaters, collared shirts or blouses. Students may also wear any V-neck shirts that are any color or design.
  • T-shirts must be plain black or orange, have a college logo, or have NP3 on it.
  • Tops must cover the midriff.
  • Pants of any material (except sweats) are acceptable as long as they fit at the natural waist.
  • Leggings are acceptable when they are worn underneath a tunic, dress, skirt or shorts.
  • Skirts and shorts (except sweats) of any material may be worn. These should fit at the natural waist and be at least fingertip length.
Hats and Hoods:
  • Hats and hoods may only be worn outdoors.
  • Shoes must be worn at all times.  While acceptable, flip-flops and backless shoes are discouraged due to safety concerns.
Dress Considered Unacceptable:
  • Spaghetti straps are not acceptable.
  • Students may not wear shirts that are low cut, oversized or excessively tight.
  • Sleeveless shirts, tank tops or cami tops are not acceptable.
  • Athletic attire is not acceptable.  This includes warm-ups and jerseys.
  • Students may not wear bottoms that are sagging or excessively tight.
  • Students may not wear bottoms that are ripped, torn or frayed, including pants and shorts that are purchased with intentional rips or fraying.
  • Athletic attire is not acceptable.  This includes sweats, warm-ups, and athletic shorts.
Hats and Hoods:
  • Hats and hoods may not be worn indoors.
  • Students may not wear belts that dangle or chains.
  • No article of clothing (or other belonging) may promote drugs, alcohol, violence, racism, discrimination.
  • Leggings that are worn under ripped, torn or frayed clothing is not acceptable (ripped, torn, or frayed clothing is not accepted at any time). 
T-shirt Friday’s
In addition to the acceptable t-shirt policy listed above, any t-shirt may be worn on Friday as long as it does not promote alcohol, drugs, violence, racism or discrimination.
All other aspects of the dress code policy still apply.
The administration reserves the right to make a determination that an item of clothing, a logo or other style or fashion statements is disruptive or inappropriate to student learning or safety. Students in violation of the dress code policy will be required to call home and borrow loaner clothes and will not be allowed to attend class until appropriately dressed. Loaner clothes are in exchange for an item such as a cell phone until the clothing items are returned.  Students may also be asked to attend a detention for dress code violation.