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Our Mission:

Suwannee County Schools will educate all students in a safe and supportive learning environment that will
develop life-long learners and productive citizens.

Our Vision:

Suwannee County Schools will meet the highest academic and social standards as set by the State of
Florida and the federal government.

Legal Notice:

Under Florida law, email addresses are public records. If you do not want your email address released in
response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office
by phone or in writing.

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FCAT 2.0 Writing Assessment

Testing Rules Acknowledgment

•The last portion of the testing rules read to students now reads, “After the test, you may not discuss the Writing prompt with anyone. This includes any type of electronic communication, such as texting, emailing, or posting online, for example, on websites like Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. If you are found sharing information about the Writing prompt, even without the intent to cheat, your test will be invalidated.”
•Students and their parents/guardians should be made aware of this clarification to the testing rules prior to testing.

General Information
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Home School and Virtual Students
Home School and Virtual Students are asked to call the school at least two weeks before a test so accommodations can be made.
  • Bullying will not be tolerated in Suwannee County Schools
    It is important that our students have a safe learning environment and therefore there are several methods for reporting suspected bullying incidents:

    * You can contact a school by phone and report it to school personnel
    * You can make a report in person
    * You can submit an Online Bullying Report by clicking Announcement title.
Important Information

In order to provide our students with a safe learning environment, Branford High School will be implementing the following procedures effective immediately:


1. Students must be in the classroom when the tardy bell rings.

2. Teachers will lock the doors at the sound of the tardy bell. Any student in the hall will report to the couches outside of the office.

3. Make up work will be adhered to as defined in the Student Handbook; 3 tardies will result in an unexcused absence.

4. Students will be accepted into the classroom with an official pass.


Cell phones/electronic devices:

1.  May be turned on throughout the day but must be in silent mode and out of sight except for the following situations:
     *  May be used openly before school, between class changes, during lunch, and after school.
     *  May be used in the class room as an educational tool directed by the instructor.  (not student requested).
     *  May not be used to take photos or videos during the school day.  (Journalism students may use recording devices to conduct interviews, take
          pictures, etc. for the yearbook and newspaper)

2.  If the cell phone/electronic device creates a distraction or is used outside of permitted guidelines, it will be confiscated.

3.  Confiscated CELL PHONES / IPODS / MP3 PLAYERS must be picked up by a parent or guardian after the end of the school day.  Confiscated CELL   PHONES / IPODS / MP3 PLAYERS will be available in the front office from 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM or 7:40 AM - 8:10 AM only.

4. Other disciplinary measures may be imposed by administration due to attitude or repeated offenses.


NOTE: The principal or designee has the final authority for determining whether or not a student’s apparel conforms to the dress code.

1. No bedroom slippers or pajama wear.

2. No exposed undergarments.

3. No exposed cleavage.

4. No decorations, symbols, mottos, or designs imprinted or attached to the body or clothing which is offensive to good taste or the maintenance of good decorum.

5. Sleeveless clothing must meet the point of the shoulder.

6. Dresses, skorts, skirts, and/or shorts with hemlines shorter than mid-thigh so that the “flamingo test” applies.

For more information:

2012-2013 Student Code of Conduct