School Rules


     DPM Expectations
  • Three Personal Standards

    1.Make good decisions

    2. Solve problems

    3. Show respect 



    Used on an individual basis to reward individual students

    This could be for the monthly character trait, or a personal standard, or classroom rule

    At the end of each month, one lunch period will be “The Big Spin.”  The student council along with teacher assistance will draw names to do the Big Spin. 


  • Golden Horseshoes:

    This will be a whole class incentive to be used with the specialists, guest teachers, and as determined by individual teachers.

    Classes should brainstorm and/or make a chart of what they would like to earn if they achieve a certain number of golden horseshoes.  This is up to individual classes and teachers.

    As a class, then prior to a specialty class (PE, art, music, librarian), brainstorm correct behavior for the students to have for the specialists and guest teachers. 

    The specialists will also set expectations at the beginning of the year to earn a Golden Horseshoe and relay this information to classroom teachers.

    At the end of specialist classes they will explain why a class did or did not earn a Golden Horseshoe, and, if needed, what a class can do better next time.

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