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Sherwood School Rules

"Foundational" Rules .......

  • Show respect for adults, students, self, and the environment.
  • Keep hands and feet to yourself.
  • Listen to and follow directions.
  • Use appropriate language and voice level.
  • Be where you are supposed to be.

Ground Rules .......

  • Students are allowed on the school grounds after 7:45 am. because no supervision is provided for students prior to 8:00 am. Students are not to arrive at school early.
  • School Hours .......
  •             Morning Kindergarten       8:15 - 11:35
  •             Afternoon Kindergarten    10:57 - 2:30
  •             1st through 5th Grades      8:15 - 2:30
  • Students riding bicycles to school should park them perpendicular to the bicycle rack and lock them when they arrive. Students are not to ride bicycles on school grounds.
  • Skateboards, scooters, and rollerblades are not to be brought to school.
  • Toys are not to be brought to school.
  • Upon dismissal, bus riders must walk immediately to the bus loading area.
  • Students are to go directly home at dismissal time.

Playground Rules .......

  • Students in grades 1st - 2nd will play on the south side of the red line. The southern most playground is their designated play structure.
  • Students in grades 3rd -5th will play on the north side of the red line. The two northern most playgrounds are their designated play structures.
  • Students may be on the playground only during hours of adult supervision.
  • Students shall remain in their assigned playground areas.
  • Students will freeze when they hear the bell ending recess. When the adult on duty sounds the whistle, students will walk to their class line.
  • Students will use the playground equipment appropriately and safely.
  • Playground balls are to be used on the courts and fields, kicked only on the field, notbounced against the buildings.
  • Students will take turns playing on the equipment and always keep both hands on the bars.
  • Students may leave the playground area only after receiving permission from the adult supervising the playground.
  • Students must follow the "Hands-Off" policy on the playground at all times.
  • Students shall respect each other and remember safety at all times.
  • Students shall play games or engage in activities that do not create potential safety hazards.

Lunch at the Outside Picnic Area .......

  • Students come to the area in an orderly fashion, remain in line appropriately, and are respectful of others.
  • Students remain seated to finish their lunch and are dismissed by the adult on duty.
  • Students leave the picnic area clean, all litter and refuse is deposited in the trash.

Lunch in the Multipurpose Room .......

  • Students come to the multipurpose room in an orderly fashion, remain in line appropriately, and are respectful of others.
  • Students sit at their assigned tables until dismissed by an adult on duty.
  • Students needing assistance raise their hands.
  • Appropriate "Sherwood Manners" are used.
  • Students leave the area clean, all litter and refuse is deposited in the trash.
  • Soft speaking voices are used in the multipurpose room.

Consequences

All behavior issues will be learning experiences. Rules and expectations will be continually discussed and reinforced with all students. Students unable to display proper school behaviors are instructed in the rules and appropriate behaviors. Consequences for failing to follow these rules may include:

Minor Infractions .......

The school staff member directly involved with minor infractions will notify the classroom teacher. More serious, and/or repetitive offenses will be addressed according to the following process:

First offense per trimester .......

The teacher will call and notify the parents of the infraction, document the incident and appropriate interventions taken, and a written notice will be sent home to the student’s parents.

Second offense per trimester .......

The principal will call and notify the parents of the infraction, document the incident and appropriate interventions taken, and a written notice will be sent home to the student’s parents.

Third offense per trimester .......

The teacher will call and notify the parents of the infraction, document the incident, and require the parents to attend a meeting with the teacher, student, parent, and principal if possible, to establish a student behavior plan. The student will also be considered for the "Stop and Think" program.

Fourth and subsequent offenses per trimester .......

The student will be suspended in accordance with California Education Code.

*The proceeding consequences are guidelines. The principal will make the final determination of appropriate consequences based on the specific situation.

*Serious infractions as outlined in Sylvan District Policy 6300 and Education Code will be addressed as per Policy Guidelines.

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