|School and Class Rules||Respect for School and Personal Property|
|Classrooms||Honesty and Respect for Others|
We expect students to behave responsibly, recognizing the rights of others to be physically safe, emotionally secure, and to pursue their own learning without interference. As nurturing as we aim to be in helping children to respect rules, we also recognize the time and energy that draws from others who are behaving appropriately. Our faculty and parents have a tremendous positive influence when setting clearly defined limits, providing appropriate consequences for behavior.
The following school rules and regulations apply to student actions at any time when under the supervision and guidance of school personnel. Please read these policies over very carefully, and discuss them with your children and students.
Abiding by School and Class Rules
- Students, teachers and parents should work closely together to insure excellent behavior and educational success. Students are expected to consistently abide by our behavior code. Obey teachers, principals and others in authority.
- The individual rules of each classroom should be followed . Give full, respectful attention to your teachers, cooperatively following directions.
- Come to class prepared with all the materials you need and be ready to begin work on time. When students enter a classroom, it should be done in an orderly manner. Students should take their seats and prepare for their next lesson, and not exit the classroom.
- During class lessons, excellent behavior is always expected. Raise your hand politely and wait to be called upon if you wish to speak during a class lesson. If the class is involved in an informal discussion, take turns with others when speaking. Give your full attention to the teacher or student who is speaking, and allow other students to concentrate on their work. Behave in a manner that does not disrupt classroom learning or the operation of the school.
- The directions of the sports teachers on the School Playground should be carefully followed. Energetic play should happen outdoors only, and only with respect for others’ well-being. No rough play will be permitted.Running on the School Playground is permitted in organized activities with the permission of adult supervisor. Play is limited to designated areas, and students should stay within sight of an adult.
- Homework and class work assignments should be completed neatly, carefully, and on time.Students should work to their full potential. If a child experiences difficulty in completing an assignment with “good cause”, the child’s parent should explain the situation to the teacher with a short note or phone call. The teacher may decide to excuse the student, allowing extra time to complete the assignment.
- Students should never leave the school property for any reason unless they are accompanied by a parent, guardian or school faculty member, after being properly “signed-out” at the School Office.
- Students are required to attend school faithfully. Tardiness and the early dismissal of students are discouraged. A student is considered tardy after attendance is taken in the morning. Students should be removed from school early only when a reasonable situation prevents the child from attending school for the entire day. Early dismissals interrupt both the child’s education and other students in class.
- Whenever a student is tardy or absent from school for any reason, a note should be sent to school that day the child returns explaining the cause. This regulation is a legal protection for each child and his/her parents.
Respect for School and Personal Property
- Be respectful of others’ belongings, using them only with permission. A student who steals or damages any property not belonging to him/her may be required to make appropriate restitution. Though the school manages a “lost-and-found” area, students are strongly encouraged to take good care of their personal belongings. Parents should mark a child’s special belongings with name and phone number.
- Use equipment and materials in school for their intended purposes only. Students will be held accountable for proper care of school books, educational materials, and their classrooms. Keep your work areas litter-free.
Prohibited in School
- Students are not permitted to bring chewing gum into the school building or on school grounds to prevent the litter it causes.
- Refrain from the possession or use of any illegal drugs, alcohol, or tobacco products.Failure to respect this regulation may have legal consequences resulting in suspension or expulsion.
- Gambling, immorality, disrespectful or profane language will not be tolerated in the school or on school grounds.
- Use of bicycles and skateboards on school grounds during school hours may be prohibited, if the Principal determines them to be safety hazard.
- Mobile phones and expensive electronic gadgets are not allowed in the school premises.
Honesty and Respect for Others
- Honesty, respect and trust are student virtues highly valued and encouraged. Treat others with kindness, respect and courtesy. Make other students feel welcome with your friends.
- Settle disagreements with others through discussion, asking for help if you need it. Touch others and speak to others in kindness only. Refrain from aggressive or threatening behavior toward fellow students, teachers or other school staff. Fighting or rough play are strictly prohibited in school. If a child experiences a problem with another child, s/he should notify the nearest teacher or aide immediately. Children should be instructed in ways to avoid getting involved in conflicts.
- Students should respect and abide by the dress policies adopted by the school.