Farallone View School Rules and Procedures
Last Updated August 2009
The following rules and procedures help ensure a safe and healthy learning environment. Farallone View is a safe, caring, and cooperative environment where students come to school to learn. Everyone respects the right of others, including the right of students to learn and the right of teachers to teach.
Farallone View School Rules:
- Treat everyone with respect.
- Treat your property and the property of others with respect.
- Safety first. Bullying, wrestling and play fighting is not permitted.
- Talk it out. Settle arguments without pushing, shoving or hitting.
- Walk to and from the yard. Carry a pass when you leave class during class time.
- Stay in bounds and behind yellow lines or cones.
- Swearing, spitting, and littering is not permitted. Cell phones must be turned off and at the bottom of your backpack during the school day. Keep toys, electronics and gum at home.
AM and PM Procedures:
- Supervision begins at 8 AM.
- All children should proceed to the primary playground at 8 AM unless they are eating breakfast in the courtyard or have been invited into the classroom by a teacher. At 8:15 AM, 4th and 5th grade students should proceed to the upper yard.
- Students need to be in sight of a supervisor is present at all times. They are not allowed to hang out in front of school in the morning.
- All students should report to the MU Room before school if it’s raining.
- School begins promptly at 8:30 AM. Students line up and walk to class with their teacher.
- Supervision ends at 3:25 PM or when the last bus arrives.
- Students who ride the bus are to follow rules set by the bus driver.
MU Room Procedures:
- 1. During a presentation, all students will be sit down, remain quiet and look at the speaker during the presentation.
- Clapping to show approval is welcome.
- One student may accompany a sick or injured student to the office with an office pass.
- Students may only leave school grounds if they have been signed out of the office by a parent or an adult designated by a parent.
- Anyone not a CUSD employee MUST sign in before going to class.
- Parents must sign their child out of school in the office and receive a pass to pick up a child from the playground.
Lunch Room Rules:
- Walk to, from, and in the cafeteria.
- Sit down and face the table when eating.
- Keep conversations near you.
- Raise your hand if you need help opening containers, permission to use the restroom, etc.
- Raise your hand to leave. Make sure your area is clean and that you throw away all unwanted food.
- Food is to be eaten in the MU Room, not outside.
- Put your lunch pail near your classroom.
- Students should respect the valid authority of teachers and staff members at all times.
- No eating on the playground. Lunches must be eaten in the cafeteria. Snacks should be finished in the room.
- Stay in bounds and behind yellow lines. Playing on the hill, between portable buildings and behind D building is not permitted.
- No lingering or meeting friends in front of the school building in the morning.
- Gum is to remain at home.
- Once a game is started, the person bringing out a school ball may not take the ball away from the game. Include others in games.
- Never leave school grounds to get a ball. Ask a yard supervisor or teacher for help.
- Play games of kick ball or soccer on the field.
- No lingering or playing in the restrooms.
- Use lavatories as you would the ones in your own home.
- No balls bounced against buildings. Hold balls when waiting in line.
- Chasing games are not permitted at school.
- Games that could cause people to get hurt are not permitted.
- Swings - Poles are not to be climbed. Chains are not to be wrapped around poles. Each child is allowed thirty swings, and you must count out loud so the children may hear you (a swing is up and back). No saving the swings for a friend.
- No jumping off swings. One student to one swing.
- Jump ropes are to be used only for jumping.
- Slide - Always slide down the slide facing forward and sitting up. Do not run or crawl up the slide.
- Physical Contact - Practicing of karate or judo moves at school is not allowed.
- Weapons and toy weapons are not permitted. Heavy, wooden or metal objects are not permitted.
- Play on the field when it’s dry.
Every attempt is made to guide students to solve their own problems peacefully. An emphasis is placed upon teaching students effective communication and conflict resolution skills. Parents are encouraged to use this approach with their children at home and in community environments.
- Stop. Cool off.
- Talk and listen.
- Look for what you both need.
- Brainstorm solutions.
- Choose the idea you both like best.
- Make a plan. Go for it!
- Age Appropriate Time out
- Study Hall-upper grades only. Study Hall is 20 minutes of a 60 minute lunch.
- Office Referral / Parent Call
- Personal recognition/compliment
- FV Super Star Award
Suspensions or Expulsions:
Children are expected to conduct themselves in such a manner that they and their classmates will gain the most from their school experience. School provides many opportunities for children to develop respect for others and the ability to work, learn, and live together in harmony. Behavior and discipline are shared responsibilities of the home and the school. A cooperative and supportive partnership benefits students best and leads to the best type of discipline: self-discipline. Occasionally, a student’s behavior may warrant suspension. Examples of these offenses include insubordination, obscenity, and repeated violations of school expectations. Each case is handled on an individual basis in accordance with school board policy.
For your information, the California Educational Code 48900, Grounds for Suspension or Expulsion, has been summarized below:
- 1. Caused or attempted to cause or threatened to cause, physical harm.
2. Willfully used force or violence upon another person.
- Possessed, sold, or furnished any firearm, knife, explosive or other dangerous object.
- Possessed, used, sold, furnished, or under the influence of any controlled substance, an alcoholic
beverage, or intoxicant.
- Offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell a substance represented to be a controlled substance, but
which was not such.
- Committed or attempted to commit robbery or extortion.
- Caused or attempted to cause damage to school property or private property.
- Stole or attempted to steal school property or private property.
- Possessed or used tobacco in any form.
- Committed an obscene act or engaged in habitual profanity or vulgarity.
- Possessed, offered, arranged or negotiated to sell any drug paraphernalia.
- Disrupted school activities or defied valid authority of any school staff member.
- Knowingly received stolen school or private property.
- Possessed an imitation firearm.
- Committed or attempted to commit sexual assault and/or sexual battery.
- Harassed, threatened, or intimidated a pupil who is a complaining witness in a school disciplinary proceeding.
- Committed sexual harassment
- Caused, attempted to cause, threatened to cause, or participated in an act of hate violence.
- Harassed threatened or intimidated a pupil or group of pupils.
Education Code 48915 Expulsion Mandatory or Quasi-Mandatory (with particular circumstances)
- Caused serious physical injury to another person, except in self-defense.
- Possession of any knife, explosive or other dangerous object of no reasonable use to the pupil.
Possession of any controlled substance, except for first offence for the possession of not more than one ounce of marijuana.
- Robbery or extortion.
- Assault or battery upon any school employee.
a. Possessed, sold, or otherwise furnished a firearm.
b. Brandished a knife at another person.
c. Sold any controlled substance.
d. Committed or attempted to commit sexual assault or sexual battery.
48900.7 Terror threats against school officials, school property or both.