Del Dayo Behavior Policy & Rules

  • Del Dayo School is committed to providing a positive learning environment.  We believe that behavior is learned and, therefore, can be taught.  The systematic training of behavior must take into account the developmental stages of children as they progress through school.  The ultimate goal is positive self-discipline with the student accepting the responsibility for his/her own actions.
    All members of the school community have the responsibility to ensure and maintain the stability of a positive learning environment.  Human trust, acceptance and concern for each individual must be fostered in order to achieve this climate at school.  With these humanistic rights go the responsibility for guiding individuals and disciplining their efforts to achieve this common goal of human respect.  Each student has the right to expect a safe and supervised learning environment at Del Dayo School. 

    School Philosophy 

    Students will be treated with dignity and respect.  The school environment will be positive and pleasing to students and they will be able to attend school without experiencing fear or undue anxiety.  Del Dayo School will provide an atmosphere for each student to develop the basic academic and emotional skills necessary for independence in an ever changing society.  Each student will develop self-image with an appreciation for the value of learning.

    Student Rights

    Students and staff have the right to expect a learning environment where individual dignity is respected by others.  Students and staff have the right to a safe learning environment. 


    1. Student Responsibilities
    2. Students and staff shall show consideration for the rights, feelings and safety of others.
    3. Students shall speak and act respectfully to all adults.
    4. Students and staff shall not use racial, ethnic, religious, handicapped, sexual or any other slurs which demean others or cause a disruption of the educational process (Board Policy 5161.01).
    5. Students must show respect for school property and the personal property of others.
    6. Students must not engage in any activity or unnecessary  roughness that could cause bodily injury.
    7. Students will come to school on time and return to class on  time from recesses, music, art, media center, etc.
    8. Students will be responsible for their school work and class behavior.



    Student Recognition

    To recognize and encourage responsible behavior, the following activities are a part of our school program:
    1. Staff recognition of positive behavior exhibited by students is incorporated in each classroom's behavior management system and throughout the school.
    2. Student of the Week Awards are presented each week during the lunch period.
    3. Award assemblies are held honoring outstanding citizenship, service to school, perfect attendance and academic accomplishments.
    4. Student recognition is given in the parent bulletin.

    School Rules

    The following actions are not permitted:
    1. Bringing dangerous objects to school (this includes knives, superballs, fireworks, caps or cap guns, matches, illegal substances, etc.).
    2. Fighting (this includes "play fighting").
    3. Destroying or misusing school property and materials or the property of other students.
    4. Profanity is not acceptable.  Name calling, racial slurs and putting down others will be immediately dealt with.
    5. Defiant behavior (verbally or physically refusing to do as a teacher or staff member asks).
    6. Persistent disruptive behavior.
    Consequences for the above actions are listed in our Blue and White folder and may result in suspension.  District and State Ed. Code can also be viewed in the District Parent Handbook provided below.

    Participating in School Fieldtrips

    Field trips are an important opportunity for students to receive direct experiences beyond the text and classroom discussions.  Appropriate behavior is important on field trips to assure the safety of all students participating.  If a teacher/staff member is concerned that a child would not be able to behave appropriately due to previous behavior problems or would need one-to-one supervision on the field trip, the member will consult with the school principal.  Should the principal concur, a parent conference will be held.  Concerns will be shared with the parent and solutions will be developed jointly with parent and teacher/staff member.

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.