Subject: Pearland High School Army JROTC Routine, Rules and Expectations
1. Congratulations! Your son/daughter has expressed the desire to become a member of the Pearland High School Army JROTC. Their interest in developing leadership skills is to be commended. Our mission in JROTC is to motivate young people to be better citizens. We solicit your assistance in helping us meet our goal. The normal weekly routine for JROTC classes meeting on the following days will be:
Monday - Academic Class
Tuesday- Physical Training Day (Cadets must have proper gym clothes and athletic shoes)
Wednesday - Uniform Day and Inspection
Thursday- Drill and Ceremony (Cadets must wear suitable clothes and shoes for marching)
Friday- Physical Training Day (Cadets must have proper gym clothes and athletic shoes)
2. Uniform Day/Inspection is a major weekly grade. All cadets are expected to come to school in uniform and remain in uniform the entire school day. If a cadet is absent on Uniform Day they will wear their uniform on their first day back to class. Cadets may receive permission from their instructor to change out of uniform if they have a class where the wearing of a uniform would not be appropriate. Reminders:
1) The uniform must be clean, pressed and neat.
2) The uniform. must not he altered or cut in anyway. Trousers may be tailored without cutting. Hemming of trousers is provided at no charge.
3) We recommend sending the uniform to the dry cleaners when dirty.
The uniform trousers and jackets must be dry-cleaned. The cadets will be taught how to shine their shoes and maintain their uniforms.
4) Not coming to school in uniform on uniform day may result in a zero for a major grade. The instructor may allow a makeup grade on the next day.
3. PERSONAL APPREARANCE. The JROTC program is a uniformed program where discipline is judged, in part, by the manner in which a cadet wears a prescribed uniform, as well as by the individual’s personal appearance. Therefore, a neat and well-groomed appearance by all cadets is fundamental to the JROTC Program and contributes to building the pride and espirit essential for an effective Corps of Cadets.
a. Hair Styles. Many hairstyles are acceptable, as long as they are neat and conservative. Hair will be neatly groomed. The length and bulk of hair will not be excessive or present a ragged unkempt or extreme appearance. Hair will not fall over the eyebrows or extend below the bottom edge of the collar.
(1) Males. Sideburns will be neatly trimmed. The base will not be flared and will be a clean-shaven, horizontal line. Sideburns will not extend below the lowest part of the exterior ear opening.
(2) Females. Hairstyles will not interfere with proper wearing of military headgear. Hair will not fall over the eyebrows or extend below the bottom edge of the collar at any time during normal activity (in uniform) or when standing in formation.
4. If a parent has an unusual/unexpected emergency and is unable to get their child’s uniform out of the cleaners the parent must personally contact or leave a message for the appropriate Military Instructor (281-997-3282) to verify the problem. It is your child’s responsibility to plan ahead and ensure their uniform is ready for inspection. Please do not relieve them of their responsibility. All uniforms are issued at no cost to the student. If a student loses an item they must pay for the item prior to being issued a replacement. All uniform items must be returned at the end of the year.
5. The written tests in JROTC are academically challenging. Cadets are required to maintain a JROTC notebook and Academic Planner. This notebook must be a separate notebook from other classes. A hardback 2” three hole binder is recommended. There will be various handouts. Notes must be taken in class if the student is to be’ academically successful. Their notebooks will be checked weekly and turned in at the end of the six weeks for a major grade. Failure to maintain and turn in a notebook will result in a failing grade for this area of evaluation. Academic Planners are available for $ 2.00 from their Military Instructor.
6. Drill will be conducted each Thursday. Cadets must wear clothes suitable for outside wear and marching.
7. Physical Training will be conducted every Tuesday and Friday. The training will be progressive, challenging and varied. Students with health limitations (asthma, current medical problems,ect.) should have those health problems listed on the Parental Consent Forms which are filled out at the beginning of the school year. All students will be expected to dress out for physical training and participate up to their capabilities. Students who are unable to participate for whatever reason are still required to dress out. Failure to dress out will result in a grade of 0.
8. The Army JROTC program is designed to teach responsibility, good citizenship, respect for authority, and to motivate young people to become better Citizens. Students who do not display these attributes will not be permitted to remain in the JROTC program. Students who are successful in JROTC will find themselves ready and confident to face the challenges beyond high school. Their options for further academic and technical training will be enhanced by their success in our program. We look forward to a challenging and successful school year.