School Policies

School Hours

6:30 AM Early Care Only
8:20 AM Morning Drop Off Begins
8:45 AM Instructional Day Begins

8:50 AM Tardy Bell
3:50 PM Day Care Dismissal
3:50 PM Car Rider Dismissal
3:50 PM Bus Dismissal

If a child arrives after 8:50 AM, he/she is tardy and the parent must report to the office to sign the student in.



Parent Parking

All parking should be done in the designated parking lot.  Please do not park in the circle drive.


All visitors must report to the main office to get a visitor's pass.  Please park in our parking lot.  The circle drive is for loading and unloading only.


An  on-line approved application must be submitted prior to volunteering in the classroom. Call the school office or connect on the Johnston County Schools web site for more information.

Dress Code

Students must adhere to the Johnston County Schools Dress Code Policy which is distributed on the first day of school in the Parent Gazette.  The administration and staff are required to enforce the policy during the school day and at all school functions.

Student Code of Conduct:

Parents and students are reminded that they need to read carefully the Johnston County Board of Education Student Code of Conduct that each student is given on the first day of school in the Parent Gazette. 

Students shall abide by all directions from principals, assistant principals, teachers, substitute teachers, teacher assistants, bus drivers, cafeteria workers and all other school personnel while on the school's campus.

No student shall assault or cause or attempt to cause physical injury to, or intentionally behave in such a manner as could reasonably cause physical injury to any student or school employee.  Fighting or any form of physical assault will result in suspension from school.


Code of Conduct - Levels/Violations

Level One Violations:

  Dress Code, Verbal Abuse/Disrespect , Gambling, Peer Relations

Integrity, Disruption, Threats,  Hazing, Intimidation, Protests, Boycotts

Fighting, Theft, Trespassing, Skipping School, Disruptive or

Obscene Literature/Illustrations, Damage to Property,

Possession/Use of Tobacco Products, Conduct on the School Bus

Level Two Violations:

Ammunition, Threats, Fireworks, Drugs, Tampering with Fire Alarms

Assault on Another Student, Attempted Assault on a School Employee

Possession of Weapons Other Than Firearms, Failure to Comply with Lawful Directive

Damage to Property and Vandalism, Sexual Assault or Sexual Acts

Level Three Violations:

Arson, Drugs or Alcohol, Use of a Weapon

Level Four Violations:

Possession or Use of a Firearm, Bomb Threat or Hoax, Explosives

Assault and Serious Injuries on Any Teacher or 

Other School Personnel or Adults Who Are Not Students

Assault on Another Student

Lost and Found

Please put you child's name in all coats, jackets, and lunchboxes.  Our lost and found is located in a workroom closet.  Ask in the office for location information.

Emergency School Closing

Listen to the following stations:

Radio:  WMPM (Smithfield), WPTF (Raleigh)

TV:   WRAL (Ch. 5), WTVD (Ch.11)

The entire West Clayton Student Handbook is available to view and print on by clicking on the link below.

15-16 Student Parent Handbook.pdf












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Johnston County Schools

Acceptable Use Guidelines

for Students in Grades K-5


Technology resources in the Johnston County School System, which include computing and telecommunicating equipment, file servers, computer networks, information systems, other computing and telecommunicating resources, and other equipment such as scanners, digital cameras, video projectors, and video cameras, and the Internet, are viewed as instructional tools for learning.  Policies and procedures outlined in the Code of Student Conduct also apply to the use of all technology resources at school.  Using technology resources includes using a single computer, a computer on a local area network, a computer on the wide area network, or a computer to access the Internet.  This set of guidelines is intended to assist users in following established practices and procedures to use technology resources in a responsible and productive manner.


Expectations: Any student who is a user of the school system provided technology resources is expected to use the resources for educational purposes only.  Any use of the school system provided technology resources and the Internet should always reflect academic honesty, high ethical standards, and moral responsibility.


Students must promise to follow these rules in order to use technology and technology related resources in the school system.


1 . I will use technology to learn about or complete assignments.

2 .   I will use the Internet only with adult supervision, my teachers, the media coordinator, or the technology teacher.

3 .   I will only look for information on the Internet that is school-related.

4 .   I will abide by the Code of Student Conduct while using the Internet at school.

5 .   I will use good manners when using technology.  This includes:

a) Being polite when writing messages.

b) Not giving any name, address, and phone number, my school's name, address and phone number, or the names, addresses, and phone numbers of others.

c) Not wasting time and resources.

d) Not using the Internet to buy or sell things.

e) Using only my own password when logging onto the Internet.

f)   Reading only electronic messages that are sent to me.

6 .   I will not copy words or pictures from the Internet without permission.

7 .   I will lose my technology privileges and there may be other consequences if I fail to follow these rules.

8 .   I will be responsible for all I do while using technology at school.

9 .   I will tell an adult if I see another student breaking the rules.

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