Behavioral ExpectationsMariposa Avenue Elementary School is committed to giving students every opportunity to be successful through the use of Positive Behavior Supports. At Mariposa, we stress three basic rules in everything we do throughout the campus.
Students are not just told about rules. Teachers and staff actively teach the rules, model the expected behaviors, and then reinforce students for appropriate behavior, both in classrooms and in common areas. Along with the rules, social skills are taught in each class. Social skills can be as simple as how to introduce yourself, how to ask for help, or how to ignore inappropriate behavior from others.
In order to recognize the appropriate behaviors of students, we hold a monthly assembly. In that assembly, after the Pledge of Allegiance and School Song, students who have received Eagle tickets have the chance to represent their class on stage and to earn a prize for all members of the class. Prizes vary depending on the time of year. These assemblies bring the student body together in fun and laughter.
Our Positive Behavior Support team actively works to intervene and support teachers, parents, and students as behaviors indicate the need for change. Our staff has worked many hours to continue their learning in ways to monitor student behavior and to provide opportunities for students to learn appropriate behaviors rather than experience consequences for behaviors they may not know are inappropriate.
The staff remains committed to serving the students who attend our school. We hope you will join us in our endeavors to coach and train the future leaders of our society.
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.