- Your ID should be on at all times.
- Students are reminded to RESPECT themselves, others students, and staff members at all times.
- Bullying is NEVER allowed at Lane Tech.
- Students are reminded to be safe to and from school at all times.
At Lane Tech we believe Black Lives Matter. We strive to demonstrate kindness, empathy and respect in our actions. Therefore, we will commit to the important anti-racist equity work in our building to support staff, students and our community.
All courses use a standard, 10 point grading scale.
A – 90
B – 80
C – 70
D – 60
F – Below 60
Times: 7:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Location: Door M and Main Office
To ensure the safety of all students and staff at Lane Technical College Prep High School and to prevent trespassers from entering the building, students are required to wear their current Lane Tech ID and a Lane Tech lanyard. Disciplinary action will be taken for any and all ID infractions.
Any student possessing an ID card not belonging to him or her will be disciplined.
You can contact the attendance office through the phone at (773) 534-5410.
Our fax number is (773) 868-3035.
All students are expected to attend classes regularly and on time. Absence from school or from class is the greatest single cause of poor achievement in school. The basic responsibility for the regular attendance of the student lies with the student and parent. The State Compulsory Attendance Law specifically states that the parent is obligated to see that the child is in school.
The CPS letter to parents which explains parental responsibility is included in the Quick Start materials packet. This letter must be signed by the parent and student and submitted during our Quick Start process.
Students are expected to maintain 95% attendance in order to participate in school events (dances, International Days, Prom, etc.). Students are expected to check their attendance weekly to prevent the loss of privileges. SERIOUS ILLNESS OR OTHER EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES WILL BE DEALT WITH ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS. Students should see the attendance office to discuss specific situations.
The CPS Board high school promotion policy mandates a student with unexcused absences (cuts) in 20% or more of a core course not be passed and not earn credit for that course.
Per CPS Board policy, an absence due to any of the following reasons is deemed excused:
Students are responsible for arriving to school on time. Students should go immediately to their respective period when arriving late to school. If a student’s tardiness to school results in missing an entire class period, that absence is considered a cut which results in disciplinary action. If a student is absent from any class for an excused reason, a parent note must be provided to the attendance office the day he student returns to school.
Note: Students must be in class by the start of the first period bell. Repeated tardies to school will result in disciplinary action.
Students are expected to be in their classrooms ready to work when the bell signals the beginning of each period. In order to be successful in this endeavor, proper planning and preparation is essential. Students who are tardy to class will be admitted and progressively disciplined by the class teacher and school.
Students who are excused from one or more classes to participate in an activity (field trip, assembly, concert, etc.) must secure the PERMISSION OF THE TEACHER(S) of the class(es) to be missed PRIOR to the event. Official forms or tickets of admission must be signed by the classroom teacher. A parent must sign a permit allowing the student to participate in an off- campus activity. Swimming at facilities used during any school field trip is strictly prohibited.
A teacher may refuse to allow a student to be absent from his or her class. No teacher has the right to excuse a student from another teacher’s class. The student must have the direct approval of every teacher whose class he or she will miss. If the student does not receive the teacher’s written excuse PRIOR to the missed class, the absence will be considered a “cut” and processed.
Early Dismissals are only for illness and extreme emergency. CPS does not recognize doctor appointments as excused absences. Early dismissals due to doctor appointments will not be excused except on an advance extreme case by case basis. If a student requires an Early Dismissal (ED) from school, he or she MUST report to the Attendance Office in Room 118A. Students requiring an early dismissal should complete the following form: Early Dismissal Form (English Form | Instructions). Students are allowed to receive an ED for the reasons listed under CPS Board excused absences. “Parent pickup” is required for ALL Early Dismissals. The student will not be given an ED unless the parent or parent’s designee listed on the student’s emergency card can be contacted. Students who do not check in with the attendance office before leaving for an ED will be marked AUX. All students must notify the attendance office of an ED first thing in the morning. Students will be sent to door M upon the arrival of the parent and the parent must sign the ED form and leave it with door M. If the student drives to school, arrangements will need to be made for someone to come with the parent to drive the student’s car home. Leaving school without official permission will result in an unexcused absence and disciplinary action. For 7th & 8th graders and freshmen, leaving the building during the lunch period is considered leaving school without official permission and will result in an unexcused absence and disciplinary action. An early dismissal that results in a student having less than 300 minutes of instruction on a regular attendance day results in the student having a half-day (less than 300 but at least 150 minutes of instructions) or full-day of absence (less than 150 of instruction). In these cases, the student must then follow the instructions under “Reinstatement After Absence” listed at the beginning of this document.
Half Day or Full Day
An early dismissal that results in a student having less than 300 minutes of instruction on a regular attendance day results in the student have a half-day (less than 300 but at least 150 minutes of instructions, up to 3 periods) or full-day of absence (less than 150 of instruction, 4 ). In these cases, the student must then follow the instructions under “Reinstatement After Absence” listed above.
Step by Step
All students should familiarize themselves with the Chicago Public Schools Student Code of Conduct . The student who commits an act of misconduct not listed in the Student Code of Conduct is subject to the discretionary authority of the classroom teacher and the principal or designee. All students receive a copy of the Student Code of Conduct at the start of the school year.
In reviewing the Chicago Board of Education’s Student Code of Conduct, parents and students should pay particular attention to Sections 5 and 6 and its corresponding infractions. Please note that students who violate any of these infractions face mandatory expulsion proceedings.
Students’ conduct in school should demonstrate self-control and respect for classmates and school staff. Each student is responsible for his or her own behaviors. Students who cannot exercise self-discipline require the school to exert external controls and, if necessary, impose disciplinary actions. High standards of behavior are expected in school, at school activities, and in the community. Students may be disciplined for activities that take place on or off campus, anytime during, before, or after regular school hours.
Use of any computer or information technology device (i.e. cell phones) to stalk, harass, or otherwise intimidate others and/or to otherwise cause a security hazard are serious infractions and will result in severe disciplinary actions. Lane Tech reserves the right to discipline and/or take legal action against any student(s) involved in any inappropriate behaviors posted on any social networking or internet sites.
Lane Tech school officials reserve the right to conduct random locker searches as necessary or warranted as stated in the Student Code of Conduct.
Lane Tech’s staff and students strive to create a community which does not judge people based on their dress or fashion, but which values individuality. At the same time, clothing reflects the educational environment and therefore should not be offensive, provocative, or disruptive to instruction. Students are encouraged to dress in a manner which reflects their individuality and self-expression, but which is also appropriate in an educational setting. Please note the following rules and guidelines when selecting clothing for school.
The dress code at dances will be published during ticket sales for each event.
Any student who violates the dress code will be issued a demerit through the Lane Tech discipline office. Five dress code demerits will result in the loss of a Lane privilege as outlined in the demerit system. Students violating the dress code will also be expected to change into a Lane t-shirt or shorts provided from the discipline office. Students may exchange clothing at the end of the day.
The Demerit System addresses dress code violations, tardies to school, and class cuts. Any student who violates the dress code, is tardy to school, or receives a class cut (unexcused absence), will be issued a demerit through our Demerit Coordinator. Continued negligence will lead to progressive discipline including Saturday Academy, A.M./P.M. Detention, In-School Suspension, etc. Continued improvement will lead to positive recognition. Please see the chart below outlining the demerit system.
Students who are tardy to first period past 8:00 a.m. will be issued 1 Demerit. Students who cut first period will be issued 2 Demerits. Students who cut a class during periods 2-8 will be issued 1 Demerit. Students who are tardy at least 3 times to the same class will be issued 1 Demerit.
**Please remember that all absences must be submitted the day you return to school. If submitted late, demerits will not be removed.
5 Demerits = After School Detention
*If a student is assigned detention by Lane Tech and they serve the detention, we will have three demerits removed for that detention. This is a one time removal option and cannot be applied to multiple served detentions.
10 Demerits = Student cannot attend the homecoming dance, Turn About, or other school dance; seniors also cannot attend Oktoberfest
15 Demerits = Student cannot attend or participate in international days/nights
20 Demerits = Student cannot be a date at prom or, for seniors, cannot attend prom or senior luncheon, etc.
25+ Demerits = Underclassmen have 5 demerits that carry over to next school year
Serve the Assigned After School Detention: 3 Demerits removed.This is a one time removal option and cannot be applied to multiple served detentions.
Attend a Tutoring Session: 3 Demerits removed. Students may not attend more than 4 times throughout the year for demerit removal.
95%-96.99% Attendance Rate: Half of the Demerits will be removed Quarterly
97% and Above Attendance Rate: ALL Demerits will be removed Quarterly
**Students with 20 or more demerits are eligible for a special demerit reduction plan. Please contact Mrs. Velazquez to set up a Reduction Plan.
Lane Tech High School is your family and community. We hope that you, like most good citizens of the community, will comply with the rules and procedures designed to facilitate movement through the hallways. Such actions as yelling, screaming, displaying intimate affection, and obstructing traffic are inappropriate at school.
Students may enter the building and go to their lockers at 7:35 a.m., before classes begin. Students who arrive to school early may take a seat in the lunchroom before the first period entrance bell rings. Students must change in and out of their gym attire in the locker rooms only. Students who use the hallways or washrooms for this purpose are subject to disciplinary action.
Students must change in and out of their gym attire in the locker rooms only. Students who use the hallways or washrooms for this purpose are subject to disciplinary action.
Students are not to leave their seats in their classrooms until released by their teachers. Four minutes are allowed between periods for passing from Room to Room. Students in the halls after the tardy bell has rung are subject to disciplinary action. This includes going to and coming from lunch.
To minimize disruptions to after-school programs, students should promptly proceed to their lockers after their last class of the day, get their coats and books and leave the building and campus.
Students are not allowed in the corridors during class periods without a teacher’s pass and their student ID. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain a pass prior to leaving a classroom, office, etc. Handwritten notes must state the name of the student and his or her division code, the date, the time, the place from where the student came, and the destination. All handwritten corridor passes MUST BE IN INK and include the signature of the teacher issuing the pass. Students wishing to go to their locker during a class period must obtain a pass to Room 118A only. Room 118A will issue a locker pass.
Faculty members or security may stop a student at any time and ask to see the pass or the student ID. Students must comply with the request. Students found in the halls without a pass or student ID after the tardy bell has rung are subject to disciplinary action. These regulations will be enforced during class periods as well as lunch periods.
Marking on or vandalizing the property of others is a crime and the student who participates in such an activity shows a lack of self-control and disrespect for the property of others. The removal of graffiti is expensive and time consuming. Money that is spent on the removal of vandalism is money that could have been used for a more positive educational enterprise.
Consequently, students are not allowed to have in their possession any device or tool commonly associated with defacing property. These materials include “magic markers,” spray paint, and shoe polish daubers, to name a few. Students may use such devices only under the supervision and direction of an art teacher. Violations of the rules of possession of these articles will result in disciplinary action.
Anyone defacing school property will be automatically suspended and be required to pay for the clean up and restoration of the defaced property. The student will be subject to arrest by the police authorities.
Lane maintains a cafeteria for the benefit of the student body. A complete breakfast and lunch is served every day. You may bring your own lunch from home and eat it in the lunchroom if you wish to do so. If you bring your lunch, you must leave it in your locker until your lunch period. Food or beverages of any kind are not permitted in the classrooms, the halls, or their equivalent. All food is to be consumed in the lunchroom.
Lunchroom misconduct will not be tolerated. Disorderly conduct, fighting, throwing of food or objects, and table pounding may result in arrest and/or disciplinary action.
Hazing is the harassment and/or humiliation of a person or persons. Hazing will not be tolerated, on or off campus. Students who engage in this type of activity will be subject to disciplinary action, including suspension and expulsion and will lose the privilege to compete in sports or extracurricular activities.
Students must obtain a pass from their classroom teacher to use the washroom during class time. Students are expected to help maintain the cleanliness of washroom facilities. Any student responsible for defacing the walls or for any other act of vandalism will be subject to disciplinary action. The student may be:
NOTE: Washrooms are not to be used for changing in and out of gym attire, making phone calls, texting, etc.
Below is a partial list that is considered inappropriate paraphernalia or dress for students at Lane Tech. The list is not intended to be comprehensive. Any device, apparel or behavior that is disruptive to the instructional program or to the safety or health of the student body is to be kept out of the school building.
All inappropriate items will be confiscated and sent to the Discipline Office. A parent must come to school to retrieve the confiscated material. Any materials that are confiscated and not claimed by a parent will be donated to charity or will be disposed of in some other appropriate manner.
Plagiarism is defined as copying work that is not your own and taking credit for its creation. It includes downloading research papers from the Internet, buying papers from a commercial source, copying articles from the web or other databases, copying work from other students, cutting and pasting together text from several sources, faking citations, or quoting less than all the words copied to change the tone or style of the source. Cheating occurs when students copy homework, papers, or exam answers from other students and submit the work as their own. Both plagiarism and cheating will result in zero credit for the work for all students involved in the unauthorized activity and may also result in disciplinary action. All students must sign the Academic Integrity Policy form and advanced placement students must sign the additional Advanced Placement Integrity Policy Form.
Use of cell phones in the building during school hours is strictly prohibited to texting or screen viewing during non-classroom times. Students may use their cell phones for instructional purposes in the classroom at the discretion of the classroom teacher. This does not include charging phones during class time. Students must wear their ID while using a cell phone. Students are not allowed to use cell phones on their way to the washroom during a class period. No students may talk on their phones in the building until after 8th period. Phones must be kept on silent. Students in violation of the cell phone policy will be disciplined. The first violation will result in confiscation of the cell phone. Student can pick up phone during their lunch period or after school in Room 118. A second violation of the cell phone policy will result in an out-of-school suspension. Cell phone usage in the building and all privileges related to cell phone use are only available to students whose cell phone numbers are on file with the discipline office and administration.
THE CELL PHONE POLICY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME IF THE ADMINISTRATION DEEMS IT IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE SCHOOL.
SATURDAY DETENTION: Five hours, Saturday morning, 8:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Detentions are assigned by personnel in the Attendance and Discipline Offices.
P.M. DETENTION: In some cases a student will be assigned after school detention.
LUNCHROOM DETENTION: Students who are repeatedly late returning to the building after open campus lunch will be assigned on-campus lunch for a period to be determined by the Discipline Office.
SUSPENSION (OUT OF SCHOOL): For serious offenses outlined in the Chicago Board of Education’s Uniform Discipline Code, a student may be suspended temporarily by the Principal for a period not to exceed ten school days for each offense. This action is handled by the Discipline Office. During any suspension the student may not attend class, participate in school activities, or visit the school grounds. Students found on the premises will be arrested for trespassing.
EXPULSION: Whenever a student is guilty of gross disobedience, misconduct or criminal activity, he or she may be expelled from school by the Chicago Board of Education. The parents or guardian will be requested to appear before a hearing officer to discuss the pupil’s behavior. See sections 5 and 6 of the Uniform Discipline Code for CPS policy and zero tolerance offenses.
Lane is fortunate in having a beautiful 30 acre campus for students and staff to use. Over 4500 individuals share the building and grounds. All members of the Lane “community” are expected to take an active role in making sure the building, parking lot and grounds remain clean for all to enjoy.
The following rules govern student parking in the school’s parking lot. Students violating these rules are subject to disciplinary action.