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Dean's Office



Dear Panthers:


Be sure to always come to school on time and avoid being tardy in all of your classes. Once you have accumulated 3 tardies you will earn 1 detention or community service hour. Please pick up pick up the community service form from my office and serve the last semester’s and current required hours so these do not get in your way when graduation and other school activities come. If you have a tardy/excuse note from your parent or doctor, go straight to the attendance office on the day that you are absent and present your note.


Franklin High School considers a formal education a serious process and wishes to provide students with a school atmosphere that is conducive to learning. Students, while in the process of securing an education, are expected to dress appropriately and follow school rules based on LAUSD policies.


Only Franklin High School hats and beanies, which are available for purchase in the Student Store are allowed. Head gear worn as part of an official school team uniform while at practice or in competition and college or university caps worn to commemorate school spirit days may be worn on specific days. Clothes must be moderate and appropriate for school. The following are prohibited:

  • shirt wear with logos or trademarks of alcoholic beverages, suggestive messages, illustrations, (sexual, racial, drug, tobacco, weapons, or violent nature) or vulgar language.
  • halter tops or tube tops displaying excessive cleavage, reveal the bare midriff, or any top that could be construed as being suggestive or otherwise in bad taste to cause an inability to conduct instructional activity
  • see-through or mesh type tops are not to be worn without an appropriate undergarment worn underneath
  • flip flops or any slip-on slippers that do not have well-secured back straps
  • baggy pants with legs that are obviously oversized
  • pant legs that drag on the ground
  • bottom where any type of undergarment is exposed 
  • shorts or short skirt that could be construed as being suggestive or otherwise in bad taste
  • below the knee shorts worn in conjunction with socks of any color which are mid-calf of leg or higher
  • articles of clothing that can be interpreted as “gang” affiliated
  • handkerchiefs of any color carried as a clothing accessory, worn on the head, or in the hair
  • chains which dangle out of pockets, including pocket watches, wallet chains, interlocking links, etc.
  • dog collars, spiked accessory, or anything that could be considered a safety hazard

Electronic devices are not allowed during class time and passing periods and are subject to confiscation. They may be used only during nutrition and lunch.


Bikes and skateboards must not be carried around, brought to class, nor used on campus at any time. They need to be locked in designated racks.


Lastly, selling of any merchandise for personal profit is never allowed for everyone's safety. If confiscated, they may not be returned.


All confiscated item are returned only on Monday afternoons, at 3:30 PM through 3:45 PM at the Dean’s Office.  It is on first come first served basis so once all students have claimed their items, the office will close and the Dean will be unavailable.  Second time and habitual violators (combined violation of school rules) must come in with their parents to retrieve their confiscated items.  Third time offenders can pick up confiscated items at the end of the school-year. 


Full cooperation is expected from all of you Panthers!


Remember that we create the environment that we live in!


Mariah Grace S. Martinez


Benjamin Franklin High School

(323) 550-2000 X 2117

(323) 258-5940 (Fax)

820 North Avenue 54

Highland Park, CA. 90042

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