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Student Safety/Code of Conduct

CODE OF CONDUCT
Falcon Ridge Elementary uses school wide positive behavior supports (PBIS) to develop and maintain good student discipline. These strategies include:

  • Appropriate and motivating curriculum
  • High rates of praise from teachers = 4.1 Praise/Corrective Ratio
  • School-Wide Positive Action Program for good behavior, including:
  1. Individual classroom awards and student recognition
  2. Class DoJo point system
  3. Positive Referral to the Principal's office
  4. Positive notes home from teacher
  5. Golden Gate Kids monthly recognition
  • Clearly posted and easily understood school-wide rules
  • Structured daily schedules
  • Clearly understood teacher directions
  • Individual recognition for improved student behavior

Golden Gate Kids Pledge

  1. I will smile at others.
  2. I will be a true friend.
  3. I will treat others and myself with kindness and respect.
  4. I will be in charge of my own happiness.
  5. I will make someone's day.
  6. I will INCLUDE everyone.
  7. I will be a problem solver.
  8. I will be my best self.

I WILL BE THAT PERSON!!

  Attendance Policy

  • Regular attendance is the keystone to academic success.
  • Students should arrive on campus at 8:15 a.m.
  • The first bell rings at 8:23 a.m. The second bell rings at 8:25 a.m. School begins at 8:30 a.m.
  • For safety reasons, please do not send children to school early. Teachers are planning for the day and are not available to supervise students.
  • In bad weather, doors will be open at 8:00 a.m.
  • Call the office if your child will be absent at (801) 282-2437
  • Please send a note when your child returns to class after an absence.
  • Attendance and tardy letters are sent when your child has been absent or tardy five times. Please help your child develop good arrival time habits.
  • If your child will be out two or more days, contact the teacher for make-up work.
  • Please help your child attend school regularly. Absences should be for sickness or emergencies.
  • Minimize early checkouts.
  • If you will be going on vacation, you can pick-up a vacation form from the office 2 weeks prior to your departure date.

Dress Code

  • Clothing should be clean and neat.
  • Clothing should not distract from learning.
  • Footwear should be designed for active outdoor play.
  • Gang-related apparel of any kind is not allowed.
  • T-shirts depicting violence, use of drugs, alcohol, or other inappropriate slogans are not allowed. 

Lunch Room Conduct

  • Show respect for the supervisor at all times.
  • Use soft speaking voices in the cafeteria.
  • Clean up after yourself. Pick up any food you drop.
  • Walk in the lunchroom. Sit where you are assigned.
  • Do not take food, milk cartons, candy, etc. out of the cafeteria.
  • Students are not allowed to trade food.

Building Conduct

  • Walk in the halls. NO RUNNING!
  • Enter and leave through your own grade level doors.
  • Gum is not allowed at Falcon Ridge.
  • Students are required to follow all classroom rules.

Assembly Conduct

  • Enter and exit quietly.
  • No talking once students enter the multipurpose room.
  • Show appreciation by applauding. No hooting or whistling.
  • Unacceptable behavior will be cause for dismissal from the assembly.

Restroom Conduct

  • Each student is expected to show good judgment and proper behavior. Treat bathrooms as you would at home.
  • Restrooms are not places to meet with friends.
  • Be considerate of people using the restroom after you. Leave it clean.

Playground Conduct

  • SAFETY FIRST –If it’s dangerous or could hurt someone, don’t do it.
  • Use equipment in the way it was intended. Do not use broken equipment. Report broken equipment to the person supervising the playground.
  • Use school sport equipment. Please leave your sports equipment at home.
  • Play in the assigned areas.
  • Participate in the Playworks program. This includes following game rules, including everyone, and solving differences with RO-SHAM-BO.
  • Snowball throwing is not allowed.
  • Be a Buddy – Not a Bully.

Safety Before and After School

  • Enter and exit at grade level doors.
  • Use sidewalks and crosswalks – no shortcuts.
  • Stop, look, and listen with an adult before crossing or entering parking lots.
  • Remember, it takes much longer for cars to stop than people.
  • Follow parking lot procedures as a pedestrian and passenger.
  • Going to and from school, students are required to stay on sidewalks and off of private property.

Bicycles/Skateboards/Rollerblades/Wheelie Shoes/Electronic Devices, etc

  • Bicycles, scooters, and skateboards may be ridden to school. Locks are required.
  • Walk your bicycles, scooter, and skateboards until you leave school property.
  • Wheelie shoes are not allowed.
  • IPads, IPods, mp3 players, Kindles, tablets, gaming devices, other electronic devices are not allowed.

Cell Phones/Watches

  • Possession of a cellular telephone/watch by a student is a privilege that may be forfeited by any student that uses their cell phone/watch inappropriately. A student who possesses a cell phone/watch shall assume responsibility for its care. At no time shall the district be responsible for preventing theft, loss or damage to cell phones brought onto school property.

Cell phone/watch use during classroom time, instructional activities, and field trips is prohibited. Cell phones/watch must remain off during school hours. Cell phone/watch used during school hours will be placed in the office. Parents can pick up the cell phone/watch from the office after school.

Discipline Procedures

Falcon Ridge Elementary is a Restorative Practices school. Problem-solving strategies will be utilized for resolving conflict and determining natural consequences. The following steps will be used with most problems.

  1. Discuss the problem with the classroom teacher and use a problem-solving approach to solve the situation. This may include a restorative circle.
  2. Discuss the problem with the principal/assistant principal and use a problem-solving approach to solve the problem. This may include a restorative session.
  3. Call the parents and discuss the situation so that a solution is found to correct the problem. A parent conference with the teacher and/or principal may occur.

With serious offenses, parents will be contacted to keep communications open, reach a quick resolution and offer services as needed.

Harassment/Bullying Policy

Bullying and harassment are not allowed at Falcon Ridge Elementary. Bullying is when a person or group of people repeatedly seeks to belittle, scare, hurt, put down, tease, threaten, harm, or intimidate another person.

Bullying and harassment can be:

  • Verbal: The bully aggressively teases or calls names.
  • Physical: The bully physically hits, shoves, punches, pokes, bumps, corners, or harms you.
  • Visual: (leering, showing embarrassing material).
  • Emotional: The bully uses gestures, notes, rumors, gossip, etc. against someone. The bully may also exclude you or use your relationships with friends as a weapon.
  • Cyber: The bully uses emails, text messages, Facebook, Twitter, other social networking websites, or other electronic devices to hurt someone.

Students Responsibility:

What should you do if you are getting bullied? Try the following:

  1. Tell the bully to "STOP". Look the bully in the eye without emotion or fear and command him or her to stop.
  2. If the bully continues to bother you, WALK AWAY.
  3. If that doesn’t work, TELL AN ADULT (Teacher, Administrator, Counselor, Parent or an adult you trust). If you remain in silence, nobody will know and you will continue to suffer at the hands of the bully.

Teacher/Administration Responsibility:

  1. Investigate
  2. Inform the parents/guardians
  3. Provide consequences as necessary

All reports of bullying are confidential and handled carefully. Remember: Everyone has a right to come to school and feel safe! If you are bullying others, stop. Parents will be notified when bullying is taking place.

For those students who choose this behavior, consequences may include:

  • Parent/guardian conference
  • Loss of activities
  • Alternative recess
  • Structured recess
  • In School Suspension (ISS)
  • Suspension to a district hearing