School rules

  • Playground Rules

    Students will:

    • Walk on the blacktop unless involved in a game such as wall ball, basketball, etc.
    • Play tag on grass only.
    • Not do anything that could injure themselves or another student such as fighting, play fighting, rough play, tackling, tripping, carrying another student, throwing rocks, sand, or any other objects.
    • Not interfere in other students' games.
    • Use playground equipment in a safe and appropriate manner. 
    • Not play in the courtyard or the restrooms.
    • Leave the playground during recess only with permission from the adult in charge.
    • Not get drinks, go to the restroom, or continue to play after the recess bell rings. 
    • Eat only in cafeteria and designated areas.

    Cafeteria Rules

    Students will:

    • Walk in an orderly manner to and in the cafeteria.
    • Wait in the lunch line in an orderly manner. Playing or cutting in line is not permitted.
    • Eat their own lunches (no sharing food because of health and safety concerns)
    • Talk quietly.
    • Use appropriate manners.
    • Clean up after self.
    • Raise hand for permission to get up for any reason.
    • Take no food from the cafeteria.

    Other School Rules

    Students will:

    Arrive at school at: 8:15 a.m. for all students who are bus riders and breakfast eaters 8:25 for all other students.
    Be in the classroom only when the teacher is present or with permission.
    Go to the office only with permission. The student must have an office pass to enter the office.
    Be required to have a pass to use the restroom or go to the library during class time.
    Not leave the school grounds without permission from the office.
    Bring personal items to school such as cameras, radios, etc. only with the teacher's permission. All personal items must be clearly labeled with student’s name.
    Have no gum at school.
    Walk bikes on the school grounds and lock bikes in the bike rack.
    Walk at all times in the classroom, hallways, courtyards and cafeteria.

    Student Grooming

    Students are expected to come to school clean and neat and dressed in a manner that is appropriate and safe. The following are guidelines for student dress:

    • Hats are to be worn on the playground only, not in the building. Baseball caps are not allowed.
    • Oversized pants, oversized belts, halter tops, tube tops, mesh shirts, spaghetti straps, and bathing suits or half shirts are not to be worn at school.
    • Shorts and skirts must be at least finger tip length when arms are extended at the sides.
    • Clothing with profanity, vulgarity, violence, or references to alcohol, tobacco, or drugs is not allowed.
    • Make-up or excessively long or fake finger nails are not to be worn at school. Do not bring hair spray or other aerosol containers to school.
    • Shoes must have heel straps and should be appropriate for participation in physical education and playground activities. Heels over one inch, flip-flops, clogs, and shoes with wheels should not be worn. Rubber-soled shoes are recommended. 
    • Any clothing is prohibited that shows undergarments or is reveling.
    • Jewelry is discouraged and is not allowed if it would create safety problems during physical education activity. Expensive jewelry is best kept at home.
    • Hair color of unnatural tones is disruptive to the learning environment, and is not acceptable.
    • If a student does not follow these guidelines, the parent will be called to bring the student more appropriate clothing. Students who repeatedly violate student dress guidelines will be subject to disciplinary action for defiance.

    Participation in Field Trips

    Field trips are an enriching experience for students and help build on what is taught in the classroom. Appropriate behavior is important on field trips to protect the safety of all students participating. If a classroom teacher is concerned that a student may not be able to behave appropriately on a field trip to the extent the student may jeopardize his/her safety or the safety of others, the teacher will consult with the principal. Should the principal concur, the parent(s) will be invited to a conference with the teacher and the principal. Concerns will be shared with the parent and various alternatives for solving the problem will be explored.


    One of the most important factors in a positive school climate is to recognize students for appropriate behavior. Students at Charles Peck receive many opportunities for positive recognition. Teachers consistently reinforce good behavior, and provide students with a positive learning environment to promote positive self-esteem in the following ways:

    • verbal praise
    • classroom recognition
    • Awards Assemblies
    • Panther Paw dollars
    • “Caught Ya...Being Good Awards

District Policy on Use of Students in Photos and Video

  • Photos and video footage of students add significantly to the communication value of district and school publications, television productions, and websites. It is the district's desire to share the achievements and recognition earned by students with the broader community. This effort can be aided by the use of photos or video footage showing students involved in the classroom and school-related activities.

    Photos & Video

    Unless notified in writing of an objection by a parent, legal guardian, or student of age 18, photographs and video footage of students and/or names may be posted in district-produced materials including printed publications, television productions, and websites.

    If parents do not wish photographs or videos of their students to be used in these materials, they should complete a Photo/Video Opt-Out form available at school offices or via the link below. Please be aware that opt-out requests are valid for the current school year and must be renewed at the start of the next school year.
    If an opt-out form is filed, district and school staff members will ALSO request news media not interview your student or film/photograph your student. While local news media typically honor such requests, the district does not have legal authority to prevent your student from talking with media or restricting who media outlets film or photograph. You are encouraged to have a discussion with your student about your wishes should members of the news media request to interview them. 
    If photos or videos of students or staff are going to be created, maintained or displayed by a third party where the district or school will not have direct control of the materials, then a written release form is required. Contact the Community Relations Office at (916) 979-8281 to discuss options. 

    Photos & Video - Special Education Students and Homeless Students

    School and district staff will always seek parent/guardian permission before using a photo that identifies a student receiving special education or homeless services. Permission forms for these situations can also be obtained from school offices or via the link below.

    Please contact your school office or the Community Relations Office at (916) 979-8281 if you have any questions about this policy.

Last Modified on January 19, 2023