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Free Periods

All students are programmed for a lunch period, and you are assigned to spend it in one of these designated areas: 1st floor Cafeteria, 285 Cafeteria, or the library in Room 224. Students may also go to the Tutoring Suite in room 241 after obtaining a pass from their assigned lunch area.  
Note: If you are volunteering your time to work in an office or involved with a school activity, and it has been approved by the teacher supervising the activity, you must receive and show a staff pass when in the hallway. 
Students are not permitted to be in the hallway or undesignated/unsupervised areas.
Murrow is not an open campus site. Once entering Murrow High School, students are required to remain in the school building until their school day is over.  Food or other deliveries are not permitted for any student in the building. Any delivery made to a student will be confiscated.
If you are outside of the school building during the school day, you place yourself at risk of harm since you can no longer be safely supervised by school authorities. You also risk an encounter with police assigned to truancy patrols. Kolbert Park is off limits during school hours as per the NYPD - Precinct. Students must carry their program card and ID to prove they have been dismissed from school. Students who leave and re-enter the building during the school day will be disciplined, ranging from an official warning to detention to suspension for repeated infractions.  
Students can leave Murrow when their school day is over. Students may re-enter Murrow after their day is over to participate in an afterschool activity such as club meetings, rehearsals, PSAL related activities, school sponsored everts, etc. Upon re-entry, students must provide their ID card and program to School Safety and/or Administration.