Student Information



Doctors Excuse and Other Attendance Inquiries
Anytime a student returns to school after an absence, a note must be brought from home. Documentation for excused absences must be filed with the main office within three (3) days of the absence or the absence is unexcused. If a student is going to be absent, please call the school office by 3pm to confirm absence for that day. It is the responsibility of the parent(s)/guardian(s) to determine the reason for each absence that has not been pre?approved. Parent(s)/guardian(s) shall be required to justify the student’s absence. Justification will be evaluated based on the policy as stated below regarding excused or unexcused absences. The final decision for approval will rest with the school principal. Acceptable excuses for students’ absences are as follows:

  • Acceptable excuses for students’ absences are as follows:
  • Illness (physician’s note required after 3 consecutive days of student absence)
  • A death in the family
  • A dental or doctor appointment (statement from doctor’s office required)
  • A court appearance
  • A school?sponsored event or activity that has been previously approved
  • A religious holiday. A student may be released from school in order to participate in a religious observance upon written request of his/her parent/guardian.

  • Unexcused absences are those absences that are not justified, according to the rules of this policy, by the parent/guardian. In addition, truancy, out of school suspension, expulsion and/or skipping are considered unexcused absences.

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    Chromebook Requirements
    All students must have a Chromebook beginning in 6th grade. Chromebooks can be any brand and they must include a touch screen. A protective case and accidental damage protection are recommended. School personnel cannot repair personal devices. Devices must be enrolled in the Haven Google domain so staff can manage the device during state testing and while on campus. The devices are un-enrolled when the student moves or graduates. Please be advised Google has made changes to its EOL auto-updating based on specific brands and models please see attached information from Google to see if this affects your student. All 6th-12th grade students must have a Google Account/Chromebook agreement on file with the school, please see attached agreement.

    Device Rental

    Students can apply for hardship status to offset the cost of purchasing a device. To participate in the Device Rental Program, complete a hardship application and submit it to the school’s front office. Once your application is approved, submit the completed device rental agreement along with the semester payment to the front office. Students should take the receipt to the media center to check out their device.


    A higher standard of dress encourages greater respect for others and results in a higher standard of behavior. Haven dress code guidelines indicate appropriate school dress during normal school days. Haven Schools reserve the right to interpret these guidelines and/or make changes during the school year. Every student shall wear the school uniform. Teachers will conduct a uniform check daily. School personnel will notify parents by phone or letter for the first and second violations. A third violation in a 9-week period requires a student to wait in the front office until school personnel can reach a parent to remedy the violation.

    Uniforms must be purchased from an approved Haven vendor: Zoghby’s Uniforms in Lynn Haven, FL or Parents may not purchase an article of clothing and embroider it with a Haven logo. This is a copyright infringement.

    Hair: Hair must be neat and clean with no "unnatural" colors i.e. fluorescent, pink, bright green, Mohawks, etc. No hats, bandanas or headbands may be worn. No headwear is allowed except hair bows for girls, hair bands, etc.

    Shoes: Students must always wear closed heel and closed toe shoes with socks. No sandals, flip-flops, heavy military type boots or shoes with metal tips may be worn. Heels must be a reasonable height.

    Shirts: Uniform shirts must be tucked in. The number one uniform violation is untucked shirts. Shirts are purchased through Zoghby's or Dennis Uniforms. Uniform shirts come in several colors and feature the school logo. Each child is required to have at least one Buccaneer blue polo shirt.

    Bottoms: All uniform bottoms that have belt loops must be worn with a belt through the belt loops, worn at the waist, and be in good repair. Girls are also permitted to wear skirts, jumpers, and capri pants (if purchased from Zogby’s or Dennis Uniforms. No rivets, cargo pants, cargo shorts, overalls, zip-off style pants, nor jeans of any color or style are allowed. Bottoms may be khaki or navy only.

    Outerwear: : All students are required to wear Haven approved "logo" outerwear. This apparel may be purchased through Zoghby's or Dennis Uniforms. Students who have rented the approved athletic warm-ups and are currently on a Haven team (extra-curricular activity), shall be eligible to wear the warm-up top for that sport during the season only. The full warm-up can be worn on game days. At the end of the season, the warm-up must be returned. No other type of warm-up will be worn. If a Haven sports team purchases t-shirts or sweatshirts, they will be given one week to wear them and then only on Spirit Days. No other type of outerwear shall be approved to be worn inside or outside the buildings while on campus, field trips or athletic events while representing Bay Haven. Students may wear Bay Haven approved warm-up tops purchased for extra-curricular activities while inside. Jackets are not approved to be worn inside the classroom buildings. Students may wear jackets and approved outer wear while moving outside between classes and while traveling to and from the cafeteria for lunch.

    Summer Work

    All students (K-12) are expected to complete summer work. Students (K-8) who complete all work assigned for the grade level they are entering or participate in a Haven summer enrichment or remediation program, are eligible to attend an incentive party early in the new school year.

    Student Opportunities

    New Worlds Reading Scholarship Accounts are available to help struggling readers in grades K-5 improve their reading skills through tutoring, instructional materials, summer reading and after-school programs. Please click on the link below to find out more.

    K-5 students who qualify may also be eligible for free books and other resources as well. Please click on the link below to find out more and apply.

    North Bay Haven Charter Academy K-12

    1 Buccaneer Dr., Panama City, FL 32404

    (850) 248-0205 Elementary School
    (850) 248-0801 Middle/High School