General Information/Problem Solving
Learning how to follow rules and get along with others is part of the elementary school experience. At Back to School Night, or in material sent home, your child’s teacher will outline the specific expectations and discipline plan for the classroom. We appreciate your support in helping your child follow the rules.
Most negative behavior has a cause or antecedent. In handling negative behavior or conflict at school, the teacher or administrator will talk to everyone involved and discuss what led up to the situation and how it could have been handled differently. Our district adopted program, ‘Too Good for Violence’, also addresses conflict resolution and problem solving. If someone is bothering your child, please encourage him/her to follow these steps:
1. Ignore the person and walk away. If the person continues to bother you,
2. Face him and tell him to stop. If the person continues to bother you,
3. Tell an adult
Students have the right to learn without being called names or being threatened because of gender, race, religion, or physical or mental abilities. Students should report harassment to their teacher or the adult supervising at the time the harassment occurred. Incidents will be investigated promptly and appropriate action taken. Please advise the principal if you have any concern about how your child’s complaint is being handled.
Knives, other dangerous objects, guns, look-alike weapons, and water pistols are not allowed at school at any time. The consequences for bringing any such item on campus may result in expulsion from the Culver City Unified School District.
Personal items such as toys, radios, cards, etc. may not be brought to school except for sharing time in class with permission from the teacher. These items may NOT be brought to the playground.
Children are expected to settle their differences without resorting to physical means. Those who do use physical means will be held accountable for their behavior. Consequences may include in or out of school suspensions, depending on the circumstances.
Gum and candy are not allowed at school.
P.E. equipment, including but not limited to basketballs, baseballs, tennis balls, etc. may not be brought from home.
Appropriate language is expected. No profanity will not be tolerated.
Students may ride bikes, skateboards, roller skates, rollerblades and scooters to and from school, but not on school grounds. Arrangements must be made with your child’s teacher regarding storage of these items during the school day.
Freeze at the “freeze bell”, walk to class line after the whistle blows
Use the bathroom and get drinks before the bell rings
Tag may be played on the grass only
Classroom patios are off limits before school, at recess, at lunch, and after school.
Follow game and apparatus rules
Treat others as you would like to be treated – no name calling or teasing
Use equipment safely and correctly
Eat snack at tables in the pavilion area only
If a ball goes on the roof or into the creek, inform the yard supervisor
Stay on the school grounds at all times
Follow directions of adult supervisors
Equipment is used at recess, noon and physical education periods only
Students wait in line for their turn
Apparatus must be used appropriately
Wait for a swing by counting to 20 while standing on the curb in front of the swings
Slide one at a time, feet first, down the slide. No walking up the slide
Do not bring any balls or toys from home
Students walk directly to the lunch line
Students need to memorize their pin numbers
Students are to remain seated during lunch
Each class is assigned 2 tables
Gr. K-3 sit at assigned tables
Gr. 4 & 5 may enjoy open seating on 2 designated days per week
Polite manners and proper etiquette are expected of all students
Students clean up their own eating area
Students will dispose of their trash only at the end of lunch
Students will be dismissed 2 tables at a time
Students will treat noon supervisors with respect
Students will treat student council hall monitors with respect
Students will walk silently through the halls and not disturb classes in session
Halls and Patios
Keep patio and hall areas clear during lunch recess
Students walk to the right side of the white line
Balls must be held while waiting in line; bouncing is disruptive
Students are only to use patio or classroom with adult supervision
Students walk quietly in the halls
Students are required to have a classroom pass if leaving the classroom
Students are to cooperate with and be respectful to Student Council Hall Monitors