Our Grace Miller staff, parents and students have developed a
positive program of expectations for student behavior. These standards
were developed to ensure the best possible safety for your child. All
students in grades K-5 will be expected to follow these standards at all
times in the classroom and on the playground.
All students are expected to:
- Come to school prepared and ready to learn.
- Maintain an environment that is safe, healthy and promotes learning.
- Follow directions the first time and ask questions for clarification.
are consequences for students who are in violation of our school
rules. Our staff has developed a progressive discipline program
that begins with interventions the teacher uses in the classroom. These
interventions may include notes and telephone calls home and progresses
to a discipline referral from the school principal. Parent support in
reinforcing the California Education Code laws, as well as our Grace
Miller school rules is greatly appreciated. Consequences for violations
of school rules may include, but not be limited to, a warning, time out
during class or recess, detention, loss of privileges, telephone
conferences, counseling with the principal, suspension or expulsion.
Copies of the "Discipline Ticket" and the two page Discipline Referral
and Plan of Action are enclosed.
Following are the
Grace Miller playground rules that must be followed by all students in
grades K-5. Students violating these playground rules will be subject
to the disciplinary tickets/referrals and/or consequences that were
A. First and foremost we have a "HANDS OFF"
policy. That means no games are allowed that involve any physical
contact between the students. A child's physical safety is of utmost
importance and there should not be an instance where that is threatened,
either in play or in anger/hostility.
B. SLIDE AREA "BIG FOOT:"
No running in the sand area or on "Big Foot." No jumping from one area
to another. One person at a time on the slide. Always go down the
slide - never up! Do not climb over the retaining wall that separates
"Big Foot" from the black top.
There shall be no running, pushing or loitering in any hallway during
any time of the school day. Students should not cross over red lines
All trash will be placed in the proper containers. Students will clean
up after themselves in the cafeteria and at outside picnic tables.
E. RESTROOMS: There shall be no loitering, playing, yelling or running in any restroom.
F. SNACK AREA: Snacks are to ONLY be eaten at the outside picnic tables. Do not bring any snack foods on the playground.
Students shall sit at their assigned table, eat in an orderly way using
appropriate manners and clean up their area before being dismissed.
H. FREEZE BELL:
Students are to immediately stop all play, climb down from the play
equipment, step outside of courts, get down on one knee, and wait
quietly for the whistle to blow before WALKING to their lines.
Toys, electronic games and equipment, dolls, games, etc… are not
allowed at school, even on rainy days. If a student is allowed to bring
something to share for a class activity, it needs to stay secured until
that time and is not the responsibility of the school if lost.
J. CELL PHONES/ ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT:
Cell phones and other electronic equipment are not allowed in
accordance with Board Policy. Parents who have a specific need to stay
connected to their child by providing a cell phone for use after school
should talk with the school principal.
Of course, common sense,
respect and courtesy are the best measures for rules. Our goal is to
empower a student to take responsibility for his/her actions. We also
want to model appropriate behaviors for a safe and effective learning