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School Procedures

School Procedures

BE SAFE

BE RESPECTFUL

BE RESPONSIBLE

 

After School Procedures:

1.         All students are to stay with their teacher at appropriate release areas until the bell rings.

2.         Students are to clear campus as soon as possible and go directly to their after-school destination.

3.         Students staying after school must have written or verbal parent permission.

4.         Students are to report to the office if they are not picked up in a timely manner.

5.         Students are not allowed to return to the campus without being accompanied by an adult family member.

           

Assembly Procedures:

1.        Students are expected to enter and exit the cafeteria with their teacher or designated adult in a quiet and orderly

manner.

2.        Classes are to be seated on time for assemblies in their assigned areas.

3.        Students are to sit cross-legged, with eyes on the speaker, and voices off.

4.        Clapping is the only acceptable form of showing pleasure or appreciation.

 

Before School Procedures:

1.        General school arrival time is at or after 8:30 a.m.

2.        Students reporting for breakfast may arrive between 8:15 and 8:25 and are to report directly to the cafeteria. 

Breakfast is served until 8:35 a.m.

3.        Students arriving at or after 8:30 (not eating breakfast) are to report to the playground and walk the track until

the bell rings.

4.        Students should use this time to pay for lunch or breakfast.

5.        Primary students are to exit the playground and head to class via the right-hand (library) gate while intermediate

students exit via the left hand (cafeteria) gate.

6.        Only one older sibling may accompany a Kindergartner to classroom door. 

7.        Students arriving late are to report directly to the office for a pass.

8.        Once students arrive on campus they are not to leave unless signed out at the office. 

 

Bicycle Procedures:

1.         All bike riders are to walk their bicycles on the school grounds.

2.         Bikes are to be placed in the bike rack and locked.

3.         Bicycle helmets are required by law.

 

Birthday Celebrtions:

1.        Balloons are not allowed in classrooms.

2.        The office will not accept birthday treats and sweets per Board Policy 5030, unless prior arrangements have

been made with the teacher. 

3.        Teachers may implement classroom celebrations for birthdays for their individual students.

 

Bus Procedures:  

1.        After school, students report to designated area at the cafeteria and are then dismissed by the supervising

teachers as their bus arrives.  It is the students’ responsibility to report to the cafeteria on time, walk into the cafeteria quietly, remain seated, listen, and board the bus as directed.

2.        Students shall remain seated until the bus has stopped at the destination.  Bus riders must keep all parts of their

bodies inside the bus at all times.

3.        Eating while aboard a school bus is prohibited.  Glass containers are not allowed

 

Cafeteria Procedures:

1.        Move quietly and in an orderly manner from the classroom to the cafeteria.

2.        Enter the cafeteria quietly and keep voices low.

3.        Use appropriate table manners (remain seated, keep mouths closed while chewing, eat only the food on your

own tray or lunch you brought from home, no playing with/throwing food)

4.        Keep class area clean.  Throw away all trash when leaving.

5.        Exit when excused by the cafeteria supervisor in a quiet and orderly manner and walk to the playground.

 

Car Transportation Procedures:

1.        Drivers on school campus are to unload/load students in the designated location (along the curb) in the front of

the school.

2.        Drivers will wait in designated lanes until ushered forward by school staff.

3.        Students will wait outside the main gates in quiet orderly lines watching for parent/guardian.

4.        Drivers are to NEVER off load or pick up passengers in the bus zone on the side of the school.

5.        Drivers are to follow the posted entrance and exit signs.

6.        Drivers are to refrain from talking/texting while driving (as per California State Law)

 

Closed Campus:  

1.         Regency Park and all of the district’s schools operate on a “closed campus” basis. 

2.         All pupils are required to remain on the school grounds during the entire school day.

3.         All visitors must sign in the office and wear a visitor’s badge.

 

Electronic Devices Toys:

1.        Electronic devices and toys are not allowed at school.  These include, but are not limited to: tablets, pagers,

electronic games, balls of any kind, toy cars, cards, dolls, or any other items which could be disruptive to

the learning environment. 

2.        Cell phones brought to school MUST be kept off/on silent mode and kept in backpacks during the school day.

 

Gum/Food Procedures:  

1.        Gum is never allowed at school.

2.        Home-prepared cookies, cupcakes, or other treat may not be brought to school for the purposes of sharing them

with other students.  Any treat meant for sharing must be store bought and transported in original container.

3.        Classroom celebrations will be held at teacher discretion.

4.        Food is only allowed in the classroom with teacher permission.

5.        Healthy snacks are permitted on the playground during first recess only, and must be eaten in designated area

and finished before playing is allowed.

 

Hallway Procedures:

1.         All students in the hallways must have a pass marked with a designated destination.

2.         All students must walk quietly to their destination.

3.         All students returning to class will have a return time listed on their pass.

4.         Students are to refrain from jumping and hitting the beams, doorways, and gutters.

 

Library/Media Center Procedures:  

1.         Students and parents are financially responsible for the replacement of lost or damaged books.

2.         Checked-out books should be returned when due.

3.         Enter and exit the library quietly.

4.         Raise a quiet hand when needing to ask a question. 

 

Money:  

1.        Lunch monies are collected in the cafeteria before school each day. 

2.        Monies for book purchases or classroom projects should be sealed in an envelope with the student’s name

and teacher’s name. 

3.        Students are not permitted to leave money in their desks or backpacks.

4.        Regency Park School assumes no liability for money brought to school by students.

 

Office Procedures:

1.         Students must have a pass to come to the office.

2.         Students are to enter quietly, wait for their turn, and talk to the adult in charge.

3.         Following an office visit, students are to return directly to their classroom or other assigned area.

 

Restroom Procedures:

1.        All students using the restroom during class time are to have a pass.

2.        All classes will use a log for students to sign in/out when using the restroom during class time. 

3.        Students are to walk directly to and from the restroom.

4.        Students should not be permitted to use the restrooms 15 minutes before recess or 30 minutes after recess

concludes.  All trips during class time should be kept to a minimum.

5.        Recess time is to be used first for restroom trips and drinks, and then play.

 

Student Dress Code: 

Student dress should not be disruptive to the learning environment.  Please keep the following guidelines in mind:

1.        Dress should be modest, neat, clean, appropriate, and compatible with educational activities.

2.        For safety reasons, covered shoes (meaning all parts of the foot are to be covered) should be worn at all times. 

High heels are not to be worn.

3.        Shorts, skirts, dresses may be worn, but they must be tailored and be at least “fingertip” in length when arms

are at their sides.

4.        “Halter”, “tube”, “spaghetti straps,” and tank tops with oversize armholes are not appropriate at school. 

Midriffs must be covered (good test is to ask you child to raise their arms-if their midriff shows, then an

alternate shirt should be worn to school).

5.        Emblems, words and pictures on clothing should be appropriate to the educational atmosphere.

6.        Hats are to be worn outdoors only.

7.        Hair worn in a style that is deemed disruptive will not be allowed.  (Advance notice will be given to parents and

students when these standards may be altered for special events, i.e., play days, picnics, physical education, etc.)

 

Suspension Behaviors:

State Education Code 48900 has established behaviors that will not be tolerated in public schools.  Suspension occurs when other means of correcting the behavior have not worked, the behavior endangers self or others, and/or the safe and orderly operation of the school is disrupted.  The behaviors are:

            1.         Fighting: causing or threatening to cause injury

            2.         Deliberate disruption of activity or instruction.

            3.         Defiance of authority.

            4.         Committing obscene acts or engage in habitual profanity.

            5.         Possessing or using controlled substances or alcohol.

            6.         Damaging or stealing public or private property.

            7.         Having or receiving stolen property.

            8.         Possession of any item which could cause injury.

            9.         Gambling, smoking, extortion.

            10.       Sexual harassment.

            11.       Imitation firearm.

            12.       Creating a hostile educational environment.

 

Telephone Procedures:  

Due to the number of students enrolled at Regency Park Elementary School, the use of the phones is limited to necessary calls and will be screened by school personnel.  Valid calls include emergencies, illness, or having to stay after school.  Invalid calls include, but are not limited to, forgotten homework, forgotten, lunch or lunch money, and going to a friend’s house.

 

 

 Playground Procedures

BE SAFE. BE RESPECTFUL. BE RESPONSIBLE. BE INVOLVED.

 

During the recess times, students must remain in the designated playground area, not inside the fenced classroom areas.  The most important playground rule is BE SAFE!

 

ALL STUDENTS MUST BE INVOLVED IN A PLAYGROUND ACTIVITY.

 

1.         Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself. 

2.         Games of tag, “play fighting/ wrestling”, or chase are not allowed. 

3.         Keep balls off the buildings.

4.         All games requiring a ball to be kicked or thrown are to be played on the field.

5.         Only throw equipment meant to be thrown.

6.         Freeze in place when the bell rings and walk to line when the yard supervisor blows a whistle.

7.         Kickball games will be permitted only in designed areas.

8.         Cartwheels and handstands allowed in grass area only.

9.         Bark Boxes

                        a.         No running in the bark box area (including on the play structure).

                        b.         Students will keep bark in the box.

                        c.         Bark is not to be kicked or thrown.

10.       Climbing equipment:

                         a.         Students will have two hands on the bars at all times. Students are not to stand on top of the

               bars.          

                         b.         Student’s hands must be the last things to leave the bars, i.e., no “cherry drops."

                         c.         Students will keep their hands off anyone who is on the apparatus.

11.       Jump Rope:

                        a.         Use rope only for jumping.

                        b.         Jump in an area that is free from obstacles.

                        c.         Return the rope to the storage area when the game or recess is finished.

                        d.         Observe safety precautions in selecting a place to play a jump rope game.

 12.       Slides:

                         a.         Face the ladder when climbing.

                         b.         Only one student allowed on the top of the slide.

                         c.         Sit, facing down the slide, and slide feet first.

                         d.         Get out of the way quickly after sliding down.

 13.       Tetherball Rules:

                          a.         One person on each side.  If you step into the other person’s space – you are out.

                          b.         One person (the winner) serves by bouncing the ball against the pole. The other person gets to

                                      hit first and determined the direction of the game.

                          c.         You can only hit the ball one time unless the ball goes completely around the pole.

                          d.         You can hit the ball with your fist or open hand, but you cannot push the ball.  If you push the

                                      ball you are out.

                          e.         You cannot touch the rope for any reason.  If you do, you are out.

                          f.          You cannot stop the ball for any reason.  If you do- you are out.

                          g.         You must play by school rules or you will not play.

                          h.         If you are yelling or arguing, you will not play.

                          i.          After winning three times you go to the end of the line.

14.       4-Square Rules:

                         a.         Each player stands in one of the four squares.

                         b.         To start the game, the player in square four serves the ball by bouncing it in their square once

                                     and then hitting it towards one of the other squares.

                         c.         The receiving player then hits the ball to any other player in one of the other squares.

                         d.         The ball must bounce in another player’s square, and they must hit it to another player before

                                     it bounces a second time.

                         e.         A player may hit the ball before it bounces, if they choose to do so.

                         f.          The object of the game is to move up to and hold the server’s position.

15.       Handball Rules:

                         a.         Games can be played with 2, 4 or 6 players (equal number of players on each side of the court).

                         b.         The judge stands on the edge of the center line.  The judge makes the decision who is out.  No

                                     one is to argue with the judge’s ruling.  The person called “out” goes to the back of the line

                                     and the next person waiting in line is in.

                         c.         One player serves the ball to the opposing side and the players rally the ball back and forth.

                         d.         If the ball bounces twice or more, the player closest to the ball is out.

                         e.         Any player who hits the ball out of the boundary lines is out.