We expect you will have questions about our policies and procedures. We’ve compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions to help you find the answers you need in a jiffy. Of course, if you can’t find the answer you are looking for, please contact us.

How do I enroll my child at North Decatur?

We are thrilled to welcome new members to our community! Please visit our Registration page for information about enrolling your child. You may also download and print a copy of the registration forms and bring the completed forms, together with the required documentation, to our main office.

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Does your school offer breakfast and lunch?

We operate an excellent nutrition program at each campus. Our cafeterias serve breakfast and lunch every school day for a reasonable price. We also participate in the federal free and reduced price lunch program for those who qualify. For more information or to apply for free/reduced meals, please see our district Food Services page.

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What if my child requires medication during the school day?

We will administer medication in accordance with state regulations and with physician and parental approval. Please complete our medication authorization form, and bring medications in the original, labeled packaging to the front office.

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Do you provide transportation services?

We are pleased to provide our students with safe, reliable transportation to and from school each day. Bus riding is a privilege, and we expect all students to adhere to the rules for their own safety as well as for the safety of others. For information on bus policies, schedules, and routes, please visit our district Transportation page.

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What is Harmony, and how do I get a username and password to use it?

Harmony is just another way we keep communication between home and school strong. It provides you with almost real time access to your child’s grades, attendance history, and other important information. To access Harmony, you must first create an account and activate it with your parent/guardian web code. If you have not received a web code, please call the front office.

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What are the school hours?

Arrival: 7:45 a.m.–8:05 a.m.
School Start: 8:15 a.m.
Car Rider/DriverDismissal: 3:15 p.m.
Bus Rider Dismissal: 3:20 p.m.
Wednesday Dismissal: One Hour Earlier
You can view our bell schedule on the Our School page of this website.

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What do I need to do if my child will be absent from school?

If your child must miss school, please call the school office on the day of his/her absence. For information about attendance requirements and what qualifies as an excused absence, please refer to our student handbook.

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What if my child needs to leave school early?

A parent or guardian must sign out and pick up students at the front office. Students with a valid driving license who can drive themselves may leave campus with prior written permission from a parent/guardian and approval from the principal.

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Do you enforce a dress code at NDHS?

We expect our students to dress in an appropriate manner at all times. Student dress may not present a health or a safety hazard, violate municipal, county, or state law, or present a potential disruption of the educational process. Generally, we do not allow students to wear the following:

  • Headwear inside the building (except when permitted on certain spirit days), including bandanas
  • Short-shorts, tank tops, halter-tops, tops that reveal the midriff or cleavage or any clothing that is inappropriately revealing (Shorts and skirts/dresses must pass the fingertip length test, and all pants must be worn at the waist.)
  • Sleeveless clothing (for both girls and boys)
  • Leggings without a shirt/sweatshirt that covers the entire mid-region of the body (Leggings or tights worn under shorts/skirts do not change their minimum length requirement.) 
  • Holes in jeans and absolutely no holes above the knee
  • Any printing, graphics, or art on clothing that depicts sexual objects or subjects, vulgar language, drugs, alcohol, or racial prejudice
  • Chains or clothing with excessive metal objects that might damage school property, including wallet chains

Certain academic/vocational areas may require a more stringent dress code for safety purposes. We reserve the right to impose other reasonable dress requirements to address health and safety concerns at will.

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May my high schooler drive to and from school?

Yes, and student parking is available with a parking permit; however, students may not drive any time during school hours, including class breaks and lunch periods. Also, students may not sit in their vehicles during the lunch period.

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