Stadium High School
111 North E Street
Tacoma, WA 98403
253-571-3100 - Phone
253-571-3101 - Fax
253-571-3150 - Records Fax
Principal: Shannon Marshall
Thomas "TJ" Frier
7:35 AM – 2:05 PM
- Graduation Requirements
- Bell Schedule
- Health & Wellness
- Closed Campus
- School Dances
- Dress Code
- Electronic Devices
- Fees & Fines
- Flag Salute
- ID Cards & ASB Membership
- Internet/Computer Use
- Security Office
- Update Student Contact Information
- Visitors & Volunteers
Attendance is the single-most important factor in determining academic achievement.
Please schedule appointments and family vacations outside of the school day.
The parent/guardian emails StadiumAttendance@tacoma.k12.wa.us on or before the day of the absence. The email must include the student’s first and last name, the date(s) of the absence, and the reason for the absence.
If the parent/guardian was unable to email, the student brings a note from a parent/guardian to the Attendance Office following an absence. The note must include the student’s first and last name, the date(s) of the absence, and the reason for the absence.
An absence will be considered unexcused if the parent/guardian does not excuse the absence within two (2) days following the student’s return to school. The Becca process will be followed for unexcused absences.
If a student must leave school during the day for ANY reason (medical, dental, disciplinary), a dismissal slip must be obtained from the Attendance Office.
A written request for dismissal, to include both the time and reason for dismissal, is to be presented to the Attendance Secretary before school on the day of the early dismissal.
If a student becomes ill during the day, an early dismissal slip will be issued by the nurse or the office after contact with the parent/guardian has been made and authorization has been given for the student to leave school early.
Parents or guardians must provide valid identification prior to the release of a student.
If a student arrives less than 10 minutes late for his/her first class of the day, the student will report directly to class. Students must comply with each teacher’s policy for tardiness.
If a student arrives to school more than 10 minutes late for his/her first class, he/she will report to the Attendance Office to check in to school. Parent/Guardian should provide a note, with the estimated time of arrival and a valid reason for the late arrival, to submit to the Attendance Secretary for the absence to be excused.
If a student has been detained by a teacher and will be late to the next class, it is necessary to obtain a hall pass from the teacher who detained the student in order to be excused. If a student is late to class for personal reasons, it is required that the student comply with the teacher’s class rules for tardiness. Passes to class are not given out by the office if a student
If a student is absent more than five (5) school days due to illness or other health-related issue, a doctor’s note will be required along with the parent/guardian notification.
Throughout the absence, it is helpful to remain in contact with our Attendance Office.
For any school absence, please email teachers directly and/or check the classroom websites for missed work.
Students are truant when they are willfully, and without authorization, absent from class, all or part of the day, or all or part of a class period.
Failure to check out of school and obtain an Early Dismissal Slip through the Attendance Office before the end of the regularly scheduled day will be considered truancy.
Consequences, including Becca procedures, and progressive discipline will be implemented for incidents of truancy.
- Planned Family Activities
- Washington State Attendance Requirements
- Becca Bill Attendance Requirements
- Excused Absence
Planned Family Activities
A parent/guardian may request that a planned family activity be approved by completing a Pre-Arranged Absence form, available in the Attendance Office. Administration must receive the completed form at least three (3) school days before the student's absence.
If approved, the planned family activity shall be considered an excused absence.
Approval is at the discretion of the administrator. Approval or denial is on a student-by-student basis, and shall include a fair consideration of the impact of the planned absence on the student's academic progress.
Except in extenuating circumstances, the total number of days for excused absences due to planned family activities in a school year shall not exceed five (5) days.
Washington State Attendance Requirements
State law and district policies and regulations require daily and punctual attendance of all students unless officially excused. Parents and students are both responsible for assuring attendance.
Students who have a pattern/history of absences or tardies for personal illness may be required to have a note from a healthcare professional to excuse further absences or tardies due to personal illness.
Becca Bill Attendance Requirements
Under Washington State Law, RCW 28A.225, parents are responsible for their student’s full-time school attendance. Schools must take action to prevent unexcused absences. After one (1) unexcused absence, schools contact parents by letter or phone. After two (2) unexcused absences, the school will schedule a parent conference to discuss solutions. After five (5) unexcused absences within a 30 day period, Stadium and the District’s Enrollment Services Office will file a petition with Juvenile Court. Court action is required if a student has seven (7) unexcused absences in a month or ten (10) in a year. Students with a current court order compelling school attendance on file will have a progress report filed with the courts with only one (1) additional unexcused absence.
Complete District Attendance Policies can be found on Tacoma Public Schools' Attendance Page.
Parents/Guardians and 18 year old adult students must provide the school with a valid reason for an absence before it can be excused. The following constitute valid reasons for excused absences according to state law:
- Personal illness, health condition, or medical or dental appointment
- Appearance in court when required by law
- Disciplinary action, i.e., in-school, short-term, or long-term suspension
- Religious observance
- Family emergency, i.e., funeral, death, hospitalization
- School-approved activities, i.e., field trips
- Pre-arranged absence approved by administration
Earn 24.0 credits in the required categories
The specific requirements for each class can be found on the Washington State Board of Education Graduation Requirements website.
Complete a Graduation Pathway
The specific requirements for each class can be found on the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction's Graduation Pathways website.
Activity Buses for the spring sports season will pick up on Stadium Way at:
4:15pm and 5:45pm
Riding the bus is a privilege, not a right. Proper behavior is expected on all busses at all times. Any student abusing the privilege of riding the bus could have their riding privileges revoked.
Remember to check bus stop locations regularly for the first two weeks of school using the Bus Stop Lookup (search by address)
If you have questions regarding transportation (yellow buses only), contact us by calling 253-571-3100 or have your student check in with Campus Security Officer Billy or Bridgette.
Apartment Side (on Stadium Way)
Bowl Side (on North 3rd Street)
All Tacoma Schools operate on a closed campus policy. When students arrive at school, they must remain on campus until dismissal, unless excused through the Attendance Office. Students must bring a written parent/guardian request to the attendance office before leaving campus for early dismissals. Students are subject to disciplinary action for going into the parking areas without permission during the school day or leaving campus without permission.
For the safety and security of our students, staff and the community, visitors to Stadium must check in at the Main Office and be approved to visit campus during the school day. Students may not have food or other items delivered to campus by outside vendors.
Students are not allowed to loiter around the businesses or residences near Stadium High School before, during or after school. Students must depart school by 2:15 p.m. daily unless they are in a supervised activity with a Stadium staff member. Offenders will be disciplind accordingly. Law enforcement may be notified.
School dances are an important part of the high school experience, but attendance at these events is a privilege, not a right. Please help Stadium High School continue to provide dances for our students by acting in an appropriate manner.
Failure to comply with the dance code of conduct and/or reasonable requests from chaperones may result in removal from the dance and exclusion from future dances without reimbursement.
The guest must enter and leave with their Stadium High School host student.
The Stadium High School host student is responsible for the behavior and demeanor of their guest.
The Stadium host student is responsible for informing the guest about Stadium behavior and dress code.
Any forged signatures on this form or failure to abide by these rules will result in the removal of both the Stadium host student and the guest from the event. The Stadium High School student may be subject to additional disciplinary measures.
You must arrive within the first hour of the dance for admittance.
Stadium High School student and guest must each present photo ID and their tickets for entry.
Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.
Event dress code must be adhered to by both the Stadium student and the guest.
There are no in and out privileges. Once you leave the dance, you may not return.
Dance attendance is voluntary. Behavior of attendees must be mature and school-appropriate.
Students or guests wearing inappropriate attire are subject to immediate removal from the event.
Overtly sexual behavior on or off the dance floor is not permitted and will not be tolerated.
Dancers must remain vertical/upright at all times.
Obey the authority of all chaperones at all times. They will determine unacceptable dance behavior.
Stadium acknowledges that a correlation exists between appropriate grooming/personal attire and student achievement. A similar relationship exists between student dress, safety and acceptable standards of conduct. This document informs students and families that Stadium’s dress code is designed to allow for student comfort while maintaining an environment conducive to teaching and learning in the best available educational setting.
If a student is out of compliance with the Stadium Dress Code, they will be asked to remedy the situation to become compliant with the following expectations.
- Hats, hoods, visors and other head coverings are not to be worn inside Stadium High School. Please remove such items upon entering the building. Religious/cultural/medical exceptions may be authorized by the administration.
- All students must wear shirts with sleeves. Tank tops and other sleeveless tops are not allowed. In addition, all tops must cover the abdomen completely.
- Shorts and skirts must be no shorter than four (4) inches from the knee all the way around. Shorts or skirts that are not within 4 inches from a student’s knee are not permitted.
- Pants, skirts, shorts may not contain any holes, rips, or tears that excessively expose the skin.
- Exposed undergarments and see-through clothing are prohibited.
- Pajamas, including pajama pants, and house slippers are prohibited.
- Pants and/or shorts are to be worn at the waist with no sagging.
- Headbands are not to be worn at Stadium High School. (Hairbands are not headbands, and are acceptable.)
- Bandanas are not allowed on Tacoma Public School property and will be confiscated. In addition, items such as “do-rags,” towels, etc. should not hang from clothing, belts, backpacks, or pockets.
- Garments that have alcohol, drug, sexual or negative ethnic/racial comments or connotations are not allowed to be worn at school or at school-related activities (home or away).
- Gang related attire is strictly prohibited.
- Shoes are to be worn at all times. Laboratory, studio and shop classes may require closed-toed shoes.
- Sunglasses are not permitted to be worn inside the buildings.
In order to minimize disruption and loss of instructional time, students should have extra clothing items, especially if they believe they may be asked to change. Please check your student’s attire on a daily basis to assure that students maximize their learning opportunities and avoid attire that is not compliant with the Stadium Dress Code.
If a student has failed to comply with the Stadium Dress Code, the student will be expected to remedy the violation immediately and may be referred to administration.
If you have reason to believe an item may not be school appropriate… it probably isn’t.
In all cases, school administrators will make the final determination regarding specific dress code violations. Students are expected to be cooperative whenever their attire is determined inappropriate. Argumentative, hostile or defiant behavior will be subject to other disciplinary action and progressive consequences.
Stadium High School is not responsible for the loss or theft of electronic devices. Staff may confiscate items during regular school hours. Regular school hours are 7:35 AM until the student’s lunch time, and after the student’s scheduled lunch time until 2:05 PM. Students may use electronic devices before school, after school and during lunch. Students may use electronic devices during class time only when approved to do so by their teacher. External speakers are not permitted on campus.
Students must comply with staff to maintain a safe and orderly learning environment. If this does not happen, insubordinate behavior demonstrated by the student may result in consequences. Administration may immediately impose serious consequences when necessary.
Students bringing personal property on to school district property do so at their own risk. The school district does not assume responsibility for lost, damaged or stolen property.
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Schools provide students with most of the books, materials and equipment they need for class. Fees may be charged to students for consumable supplies, materials used on projects that are taken home or field trips. Students will be charged for any property or materials that are lost, stolen or damaged. The district is authorized to withhold grades, diplomas and/or transcripts unless arrangements are made with the principal for payment.
All fees and fines are to be paid at the Stadium Business Office. Please contact the Office Coordinator (253-571-3102) for financial assistance and/or payment plan information.
Stadium High School adheres to the Washington State law regarding the United States flag procurement, display and exercises. RCW 28A.230.140 states:
"The board of directors of every school district shall cause a United States flag being in good condition to be displayed during school hours upon or near every public school plant, except during inclement weather. They shall cause appropriate flag exercises to be held in each classroom at the beginning of the school day, and in every school at the opening of all school assemblies, at which exercises those pupils so desiring shall recite the following salute to the flag: "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all". Students not reciting the pledge shall maintain a respectful silence. The salute to the flag or the national anthem shall be rendered immediately preceding interschool events when feasible."
We furnish an initial Stadium High School Identification (ID) Card to each student at no cost. It is the responsibility of the student to keep this ID card with them at all times during school. ID cards are required to purchase meals, check out books and make transactions in the business office. Although the first ID card is provided at no cost, there will be a $5.00 charge for each replacement card. Students may purchase an ASB membership annually. The membership provides free admission to regular season athletic contests and reduced admission to dances and other ASB activities. An ASB membership is required for all students participating in clubs, activities, or sports. Designation of the ASB membership will be on the student’s ID card.
It is important that you and your student read and discuss the Student Use of District Technology page, which includes the District’s Acceptable Use Policy for Digital Resources. A summary of the regulation follows. Complete text is available on the Tacoma Public Schools website.
In using the district digital resources, students accept the responsibility to:
- Utilize the digital resources for educational purposes only;
- Abide by district policies and federal/state laws, including Copyright laws;
- Adhere to school guidelines on use of the network, and notifying staff prior to using the internet;
- Use good behavior and respect district property; do not destroy, modify, delete, or add software to district computers without permission.
- Use digital resources in a legal, moral, and ethical manner. Do not access or process obscene, pornographic, or other inappropriate materials.
Tacoma Public Schools reserves the right to review and monitor activity on the network for responsible use consistent with the District’s Acceptable Use Policy for Digital Resources and Regulation; and to remove a user’s privilege to access the network at any time the District determines that the user is engaged in unauthorized activity or for violating the Policy. Disciplinary actions, if any, shall be consistent with the district’s standard policies and procedures.
Individual lockers are available for all Stadium students upon request. Malfunctions should be reported to the main office. Do not use your locker to store items of significant value. For personal security, students should not tell anyone their combination. Students are requested to keep their belongings in their own lockers.
Stadium High School and Tacoma Public Schools are not responsible for lost or stolen items.
Our Tacoma Police Department School Resource Officer and our two Campus Security Officers have offices in the Security Office. In addition to supporting the safety and security of Stadium High School and all of its students and staff, our Security Office handles the following issues:
- Student parking
- Transportation and busing
- Lost or stolen items
- Turning in items found on campus or belonging to Stadium students
- Confiscated items
Students may access the Security Office before school and after school, and should refrain from visiting the Security Office during class time.
Security officers monitor all areas of the buildings, grounds, and adjacent areas of the school to maintain standards of conduct and behavior of students during class hours and at off-hour educationally oriented functions. They also interact with students in the social context of school and make contact with non-students who may come to campus. Security officers provide a liaison between the school and the community, assist in the investigation of alleged criminal activity, and make referrals to appropriate authorities for further investigation. Security also assists the students in better understanding the rules and regulations of the school, as well as city, state and federal laws. School security officers are responsible for the distribution of bus passes. Security and administration also conduct “hall sweeps” to ensure that all students are in class during instructional time, or have the proper pass to be out of class with teacher permission.
Stadium High School will conduct searches and seizures per Tacoma Public Schools' Policy and Regulations. Please refer to Tacoma Public Students' Student Rights page for detailed information.
Students who find a lost article should turn it into the Security Office at their earliest convenience. To ensure prompt recovery, lost or stolen articles should be reported immediately to security.
Students bringing personal property on to school district property do so at their own risk. The school district does not assume responsibility for lost, damaged or stolen property.
The Stadium High School garage is reserved for registered vehicles driven by Stadium staff and students. Garage parking is a privilege for students, not a right. Parking garage violations, disciplinary issues, excessive absences, off campus violations and excessive tardies are grounds for revoking parking privileges.
- Park only in your assigned parking space and post your parking placard so that it is visible through the windshield. Parking in another space or failing to display your placard will subject you to fines, booting, towing, and/or loss of parking privileges. All vehicles must be registered with the security office. Students may not share or transfer parking permits or placards. A fee will be charged for replacement placards. Placards must be returned prior to graduation.
- Students are not permitted to leave the parking garage during school hours.
- Do not use a cell phone while driving.
- The parking garage is off limits during all emergency drills/evacuations, unless administrative approval is given. In an actual emergency, students may not access their vehicles until the proper authorities have cleared the area.
- Student drivers must inform the Security Office immediately (within 24 hours) of any changes in vehicle, license plate, or insurance.
- Loitering in the parking garage is prohibited. Students are expected to lock their cars and leave the parking garage immediately after arriving at school. Students must have permission from an administrator, security or the SRO to be in the parking garage during school hours.
- Students cannot possess or stow drugs, alcohol, weapons, tobacco products or other contraband in vehicles at any time while on Stadium’s campus. Students are responsible for any contraband found in their vehicles.
- Students who temporarily change vehicles must immediately (defined as the same day the car is driven) inform security of the new vehicle’s make, model and license plate number in writing and must post the assigned placard.
- Do not speed in or near the parking garage. Speed violations or other acts of reckless driving may result in school discipline, ticketing, towing, and/or loss of parking privileges.
- Students must follow all Tacoma Public Schools’ policies and regulations regarding parking on campus.
Parking on school district property is at the owner’s/driver’s own risk. The school district does not assume responsibility for damage to or loss of privately owned vehicles or property in vehicles.
We regret that our parking facility cannot accommodate all students who wish to drive to school. However, we are able to grant parking privileges to approximately 75 students, and preference will be given to seniors. Stadium convenes a parking lottery to determine these students.
Seniors may apply to the lottery, but because our parking is so limited, we will only consider student drivers that are able to demonstrate, through the following criteria, that they are low-risk, safe and responsible.
- Valid Washington State Driver’s License
- Proof of insurance
- Permanent Washington license plate number
- Current Stadium Student ID with ASB Membership
Students selected in the lottery will be required to take Parking 101 and pay the required fee. Parking lotteries will happen throughout the year when space is available. It is important to read and understand the Parking Protocols, Principles, and Policies prior to applying for the lottery. Excessive absences or disciplinary problems may result in the suspension or revocation of parking privileges. The administration makes the decision to grant, suspend, or revoke parking privileges. Decisions are final and will not be open for appeal. Parking fees will not be reimbursed when parking privileges are revoked.
Vehicles will be towed at the expense of the owner. Transact this expense with Bill’s Towing, not Stadium High School.
BILL’S TOWING INFORMATION
1210 South Sprague Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98405-2926
If you have further questions or concerns about parking at Stadium, please call our Security Office.
If for any reason a student’s telephone number or address changes, even temporarily, please email the Guidance Office at StadiumRecords@tacoma.k12.wa.us. Stadium High School must have current information for emergency purposes.
Parents/Guardians are welcome at Stadium High School during the day and in the evening for student events. Classroom visitations must be pre-arranged with individual teachers and/or through the Principal’s Office. Upon entering the building, visitors must sign in at the main office. Students attending other schools from within or outside the district will not be allowed to visit the building during school hours.
When visiting Stadium during the school day, please park on North 2nd Street, between the Performing Arts Center/Gym and the parking garage. Handicap accessible spaces are available in this location. Parking in the garage during the school day is RESERVED for those with parking placards only. Visitors may park in the garage after 2:30pm.
Tacoma Public School’s volunteer registration process requires all parents/guardians and community volunteers to complete a Volunteer Form and a Washington State Patrol Criminal History background check before being able to volunteer. Forms are available on the Tacoma Public Schools volunteer website. You must bring your current driver’s license to the main office when submitting your form. Forms should be completed a minimum of two (2) weeks prior to volunteering. You must complete the volunteer registration form each school year if you plan to work with or around our Stadium students.