In order to develop the skills of a Skycrest Elementary School professional student, the following standards must be maintained at all times:
1. Show Respect for Self and Others and treat all property with respect.
- Students shall be courteous by speaking politely to adults and other students.
- Students shall not bully, harass, tease, or put down each other.
- Students shall not instigate other students into fighting.
- Students shall take responsibility for their behavior.
- Students shall respect the school, school property, and the property of others.
- Students shall leave electronic devices and toys at home.
- Students shall dress in accordance with Skycrest dress code.
2. Always act in a safe and appropriate manner. (Hands-free)
- Students shall not fight or play fight; this includes karate, pushing, kicking, tripping, playing tag, biting, grabbing or holding other students.
- Skateboards, rollerblades, and scooters are to be left at home.
3. Follow directions of all School Adults -- the first time given.
- Be courteous and respectful of all adults.
4. Maintain Responsible Student Behavior
- Maintain a positive attitude:
- Believe in yourself
- Try your best
- Raise your hand and ask questions when you don't understand.
- Come to school prepared to learn:
- Do your homework and read every night
- Learning materials you need should be ready (pencils, paper, rulers, etc.)
STUDENT'S GOALThe student at Skycrest Elementary School will understand and model the meaning of kindness and mutual respect for each person in our school community. Our students will recognize and follow through with their personal roles in building a stronger sense of community on our campus.
Dress CodeNote: The San Juan Board Policy states: The Board prohibits the presence of any apparel, jewelry, accessory, gang symbols, or trademarks that represent gang affiliation or any other attribute that denotes membership in gangs which advocate drug use, violence, or disruptive behavior.
In order to assure a positive learning environment at school, students shall dress appropriately. The type and style of clothing and hairdo are individual and personal; however, the school shall become concerned when these are extreme and could cause distracting, disruptive or unsafe situations. The dress code is reviewed by the PTO and School Site Council.
- Garments are to fit the wearer, be neat, clean, and in good repair. Clothes must be hemmed and without tears, frayed edges and holes.
- Shoes are to be worn at all times. They must be appropriate and safe for daily physical activities.
- Sunglasses are not to be worn at school unless needed for sun protection.
- Makeup, Tattoos and other body markings are not allowed.
- Pants and shorts must fit at the waist of the wearer and stay up without a belt. No undergarments may show. (Sagging is not allowed)
- Pants/Shorts/skirts/dresses must be hemmed, cuffed, and be at least fingertip length when the arm is extended to the side.
- Basketball shorts are not allowed.
- Shirts should adequately clothe a student’s shoulders, torso, chest, and midriff. Halter, backless, bare midriff or “spaghetti” strap tops thinner than 3 finger widths wide are not allowed.
- Clothing that has logos for alcohol, gang/cult-related information, drug usage, violence, tobacco, sexually explicit pictures or hate speech are prohibited.
- Hats may be worn outside only. Baseball caps must be worn with the bill forward. No hats are allowed to be worn inside the classrooms, cafeteria, etc. Hats that have logos for alcohol, gang/cult-related information, drug usage, violence, tobacco, sexually explicit pictures or hate speech are prohibited.
- Jackets should reflect the weather.
Rules for food in Classrooms
There are strict rules in regards to what foods can be brought into the classrooms from parents. We can only serve foods that are purchased at a store or prepared at an establishment with health standards certification. No more homemade items can be served to students. Please help us in providing safe, healthy foods for our students. The complete board policies for food in school/class can be viewed here.
Cell Phone PolicyCurrent state law allows students to bring cell phones to school, with parental permission, for use during an emergency. District policy permits the use of Cell phones for emergencies only and their presence on school grounds will be allowed as long as students follow these guidelines:
- Cell phones are to be turned off while on school grounds except for extreme emergencies. Extreme emergencies refer to life-threatening situations where the school does not have other communication options available.
- Cell phones are to be kept out of sight at all times while on the school campus. This includes before and after school. If a student fails to abide by these rules, he/she will lose the right to have a phone during school hours. If the parent states that a phone is required for after school reasons, the phone will be left in the office during school hours.
- Cell phones are not to be used to call parents, friends, or relatives while on campus or in place of school phones except for extreme emergencies.
- The school is not responsible for cell phones brought to school and will not be liable for damaged, destroyed or lost cell phones.
Skycrest School Comprehensive Safety Plan 2014-2015Please click on the link below to view our entire comprehensive safety plan
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 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 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 StudentsSchool 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.