The School District of Palm Beach County
Student & Family Handbook

The purpose of the School District of Palm Beach County Student and Family Handbook is to communicate the expectations, policies, procedures, and practices for the school year for all of our students and their families.

The Student and Family Handbook 2019-2020 Handout Version (A Student & Parent Guide to the Rules and Regulations of Operation in PBC Schools) will highlight some important Information included in the complete version of the 2019‐2020 Student and Family Handbook.

The handbook handout version is avialable in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Creole from the links below:


The complete version of the Handbook can be found online at: https://www.palmbeachschools.org/Students_Parents/student_family_handbook


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Dress Code

Here at Boca Middle, we believe that appropriate attire and grooming contribute to a productive and effective learning environment. We want all students dressed for success and ready to learn.

Our dress code will be checked each period of the day and is as follows:

  • Shirts - Solid color polo style with button-up neck; with collar; with sleeves; and worn as outermost garment. BRCMS approved sponsored Cobra and Anti-Bullying t-shirts may be worn but cannot be altered in any way.
  • Bottoms - Solid color cotton, poly-blend or twill, khaki-like, pants, shorts, or jeans are to be worn. They must be fitted, tailored, hemmed, and of conservative fit; with belts worn, if necessary. No torn pants with slits, holes, or cuts of any type can be worn. No leggings, jeggings, knits, yoga/spandex pants, or tights are allowed.
  • Shorts - Solid color that are tailored, hemmed, and fingertip length are to be worn. Shorts and pants are to be worn at waist.
  • Skirts/skorts - Solid color that are tailored, hemmed, and fingertip length or longer are to be worn. No knits, spandex, camouflage, or gym shorts may be worn. Gym shorts may be worn under administrator direction for dress code violation.
  • Shoes – Loafers, sneakers, and flat shoes must be worn. They must be closed toe and closed heel. No boots, no high heels, flip-flops, Crocs, or slides of any type are permitted for safety reasons.
  • Accessories – No hats, bandanas or sweatbands are allowed. Headphones and ear buds should be stored and not worn.


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School Safety

BRCMS Parents, Students, & Families:

Due to new safety protocols, ALL Students will be required to wear ID badges at all times when on campus. (Students will be required to wear their student IDs on lanyards which will be provided by the school)

See Something. Say Something. Do Something

In collaboration with the state of Florida, the School District of Palm Beach County is rolling out one more way to keep your children safe at school.

FortifyFL is a suspicious activity reporting tool that allows you to instantly relay information to appropriate law enforcement agencies and school officials. FortifyFL was created and funded by the 2018 Florida Legislature as part of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act. The application was named by students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The Office of Attorney General, Department of Education and Florida Department of Law Enforcement coordinated its development and roll-out.

The app is quick and easy to navigate. Users can provide a description of the threat, as well as share pictures and videos all while remaining anonymous. Tips are reported to school administrators, school police, local law enforcement and state investigators.

The app can be found in the iTunes store, Google Play store and bookmarked on school computers.

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BRCMS Spirit Rock
BRCMS Spirit Rock

The BRCMS Spirit Rock is available for reservations and painting!

Families/Students can reserve the face of the rock and paint positive messages to show their school spirit! You can paint the rock for your child/grandchild’s birthday, to thank a teacher or staff member, congratulatory events, good luck to teams and friends, or recognizing milestones. The rock is a wonderful way to improve school spirit and convey positive messages.

Here are the rules:

  • The cost is $15 per day plus processing fees.
  • Fees include the Signup Genius charge of 5% purchase fee and .50 per transaction.
  • Sign up and pay through the Signup Genius link
  • Paint only the front side of the rock
  • Spray paint is best
  • Reserve and pay for your slot online but check in at the front desk upon arrival to paint. beginning at 4:30 the day before your rock reservation. A parent must check in at the front office with their student and a PTSA or staff member will Oversee the painting.

BRCMS PTSA is not responsible for reminders about your reservation and billing occurs automatically through the Signup Genius link.