School Rules & Behavior Policy
PhilosophyThe goal of the Student Behavior Policy is to develop in our students the habits and attitudes that result in responsible behavior and an effective learning environment.
Rights and ResponsibilitiesOur staff has the right to:
Our staff accepts the responsibility to:
- Be treated in a respectful manner
- Teach without unnecessary disruption
Our students have the right to:
- Develop a supportive learning environment
- Make expectations clear
- Teach behavior expectations systematically
- Administer the provisions of the policy in a firm, fair, and consistent manner
- Provide recognition of responsible behavior
Our students have the responsibility to:
- Attend school and pursue their education in a safe and supportive environment
Our parents have the right to:
- Understand and obey the school rules and expectations
- Refrain from intentionally causing another person harm or embarrassment
- Use playground equipment and space in a safe manner
- Settle conflicts in non-aggressive ways
- Understand and support the school rules and positive and negative consequences
- Encourage their children to solve conflicts in non-aggressive ways
- Accept the negative consequences that may be administered by the staff in order for the children to learn appropriate behavior
- Recognize their children's responsible behavior by allowing appropriate privileges
The 2019-2020 Family Handbook contains important information for students, parents and guardians. Please take the time to download it and read it thoroughly. It references district policies and regulations, school programs, school safety information, as well as creative ideas on how to strengthen your parental role with your child, and much more. The Family Handbook also includes the school year calendar and a phone directory with school and department phone numbers.
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 web sites. 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 student 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 video 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 StudentsSchool and District staff will always seek parent/guardian permission before using a photo which 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.