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School Rules

3 Personal Standards-Rules Matrix

Highland Elementary Rules Matrix

Noise Levels:               0=Silent        1=Heads Together        2=Recess play

Common Area

Make Good Decisions

Show Respect

Solve Problems

Multipurpose Room at breakfast and lunch time

  • Keep all food to self
  • Eat and drink healthy/approved food and snacks
  • Sit with feet on floor, bottom on bench and facing the table
  • Clean up after yourself
  • Follow dismissal instructions from adults
  • Allow anyone to sit next to you
  • Treat others and property with respect
  • Use appropriate voice and language

 

  • Be honest
  • Be an ally
  • Use problem solving steps
  • Use a respectful tone of voice to solve problems
  • Get adult help for accidents and spills

 

Hallways

 (outside and inside)

  • Walk at all times
  • Stay to the right
  • Stay out of the hallway during recess
  • Hold the door for the person behind you
  • Remain quiet when passing during class time
  • Be honest
  • Be an ally
  • Use problem solving steps
  • Use a respectful tone of voice to solve problems

Bathrooms

  • Keep feet on floor
  • Keep water in sink
  • Wash hands
  • Use designated bathrooms
  • Knock on stall door before entering
  • Give people privacy
  • Use quiet voices
  • Use toilet correctly
  • Be honest
  • Be an ally
  • Use problem steps to solve problems
  • Use a respectful tone of voice to solve problems

Playgrounds

  • Play in designated areas
  • Freeze for the freeze whistle
  • Walk to and from the playground
  • Play on the playground, not the hallways
  • Use equipment appropriately
  • Use the restrooms appropriately, not for play
  • Follow game rules
  • Leave objects on the ground
  • Play fairly with everyone
  • Share play equipment
  • Play quietly near classrooms
  • Treat others and property with respect
  • Use appropriate voice and language
  • Keep hands and feet to self

 

  • Be honest
  • Be an ally
  • Use problem solving steps to solve problems
  • Use a respectful tone of voice to solve problems
  • Throw trash in trash cans

 

 

Classroom

  • Keep hands and feet to self
  • Keep walkways clear
  • Follow classrooms procedures
  • Follow GLAD team expectations
  • Treat others and property with respect
  • Use appropriate voice and language
  • Actively listen to designated speaker
  • Be prepared and on time.
  • Stay on task.
  • Clean up after self.

Classroom/Computer Labs/Library

  • Use computer

/internet appropriately

  • Use quiet voices
  • Stay seated
  • Refrain from eating, drinking or chewing gum
  • Treat computers carefully
  • Return materials to proper places
  • Treat others and property with respect
  • Use appropriate voice and language
  • Be honest
  • Be an ally
  • Use problem solving steps to solve problems
  • Use a respectful tone of voice to solve problems

 

 

 

General behavior expectations and discipline information

The purpose of the following expectations and forms of discipline is to maximize learning time and to ensure the safety of all students, staff, and parents on campus. Thank you for supporting our students.

1.  Students are expected to respect all adults as well as other students.

2.  Students are expected to respect the learning environment.

3.  Students are expected to play safely and only in designated areas.

4.  Students will walk to their destination at all times respecting quiet areas such as hallways, the office, the auditorium, the library, the computer lab, and classrooms.

5.  Students will not participate in play involving bodily contact (karate, wrestling, play fighting, etc.).  Students are expected to keep their hands to themselves.

6.  Students will use recess equipment properly and conduct themselves in a safe manner (No climbing up slides).

7.  Chewing gum is not allowed at school.

8.  Rollerblades, Heely’s, skateboards, and scooters are not allowed at school.

9.  Toys/trading cards/electronic devices are not allowed at school.  Prohibited items will be confiscated and can either be returned to the student at the end of the school year or parents may arrange to pick up the items.

10. During lunchtime and/or recess, students are not allowed in the hallways of the building.

11. Cell phones/electronic devices may not be used during school hours and must remain in student backpacks.  If lost/stolen there will be no investigation.  These items will be confiscated if seen by personnel and given to administration.

12. Students who ride a bike to school must do the following:

      a.  Walk your bike on school grounds

      b.  Lock your bike at the bike rack located in front of the school

      c.  Wear a helmet

      d.  Have your own lock

SUSPENSIONS

Suspensions from school are made by the principal or vice-principal  for severe infractions of the school rules.   If your child is suspended an attempt will be made to contact parent/guardian by phone.  A formal suspension will be sent home with your child.  If suspended your child may not enter the school grounds for the length of time stated on the suspension form.  If your child is suspended, you may be required to meet with the principal  before your child returns to school.

A suspension is given as a last resort.  It signals that the student's behavior has been so disruptive or harmful that the only reasonable way to deal with the situation is to remove the child from school environment.  Repeated suspensions can lead to a formal referral to the District Student Advisory and Review Board (SARB).

TARDINESS

Prompt arrival at school is expected of all students.  Late arrival disrupts classrooms and causes loss of instruction time.  Any child who arrives at school after 8:30 AM is considered tardy.  Tardy students must check in at the office prior to entering their classroom.

TEXTBOOKS AND LEARNING MATERIALS

Textbooks and supplemental learning supplies are provided by the school for all students.  Students are expected to use all school materials with care.  Students are expected to assume responsibility for all tests and materials assigned to them.  If books and materials are lost, misused or damaged beyond reasonable wear, the student is responsible for reimbursing the school for its replacement.

VALUABLES

Students are responsible for valuable items which they choose to bring to school.  It is recommended that students leave all valuables at home.  Personal electronic devices such as handheld video games, iPads, tablet, etc. are to remain at home. Students are not to bring money to school with the exception of breakfast, lunch, special treat or special activity money.  If special circumstances make it necessary for a student to bring substantial cash or other important possessions to school, these items can be safeguarded by leaving them in the main office upon entering the school grounds.

Visitors & Volunteering at School

All visitors to our school are required to sign in at the main office and receive a visitor’s badge.  This procedure is in place for safety reasons.  Volunteers for classrooms need to first make arrangements with the teacher to ensure that they are needed and secondly, can arrange the best time for volunteering.

WITHDRAWALS/TRANSFERS

An application to withdraw a student from Highland School prior to the end of the school year should be completed by the parent.  Teachers and staff will summarize the student's progress and prepare the student's file for forwarding to the next school of enrollment.  The teacher will be responsible for filling out a report card, grades and comments, up to the date of withdrawal.