General School Rules

General Rules of Behavior for

L.L. Owen Elementary  

RULES FOR GENERAL BEHAVIOR:

Children will follow the example of the adult staff and make every effort to model “good” behavior.

It will be the responsibility of the parent and student to see that the student maintains and has on hand all necessary supplies and follows the school dress code (see: Uniform Dress Code).

1. Children are to follow the directives of adult staff members.

2. Students are required to maintain a positive school environment by:

-keeping a neat work space in the classroom

-taking care of personal and school property such as backpacks and

 textbooks

-using good cafeteria manners

-refraining from littering in classrooms, hallways, restrooms, and the

 playground

-using appropriate behavior and hygiene in the restrooms

-maintaining appropriate peer relations (refrain from arguments with others,

-refrain from inciting others to misbehave, refrain from stealing from others,

-always be truthful and honest, exhibit patience and tolerance when dealing  

 with others and when given directives from school staff, etc.)

-reporting incidents of verbal, physical, and mental abuse by others

-refraining from rough play involving physical contact and any physically

 aggressive acts against others

-using appropriate language and body gestures when interacting with

 others

-using appropriate voice tone and volume

3. Students are to avoid contact and/or communication with anyone other than  

     school  staff, school peers, and approved visitors to the school and are to 

     immediately report any attempted contact by a stranger to school staff.

4. Students who bring weapons, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, fireworks, or fire starting

     materials onto school premises will held accountable to school, city, state, and

     federal authority in accordance to school, city, state, and federal law.  

RULES FOR PLAYGROUND:

1. Children are not to run on sidewalks or paved areas

2. Children are not to play games that involve aggressive physical contact such as

     tackle football, wrestling, etc.

3. Children are not to bring sporting equipment, games, toys, or collectable items to

     school that are potentially dangerous or cause major distractions and disruptions

   (baseballs, bats, footballs, skates, playing/trading cards of any kind, handheld

     electronic games, action figures, etc.).

4. Report injuries to self and/or others to the duty teacher as quickly as possible.

5. Report broken playground equipment to the duty teacher as quickly as possible.

6. Report students who are physically, verbally, or mentally abusive to others to the  

    duty teacher as quickly as possible.

7. Only one persons on slide surface at a time.  DO NOT put gravel on the slide or 

     block the end of slide while others are attempting to slide.

8. Children are to share and provide open opportunity for others when participating in

     activities such as jumping rope, kickball, freeze tag, etc. Children are not to 

     exclude each other from activities and games that involve large numbers to play.

9. When climbing on any playground equipment, children will avoid any physical

     contact that might cause others to be injured.

10. While at recess, students are not to leave the playground area for any reason. A

     student may only enter the building during recess with permission from the duty

     teacher or in a case of extreme emergency. In case of emergency, the student

     must go directly to the office (in a medical emergency, the student may report

     directly to the nurse).

11. Students are not to perform stunts or attempt physical feats that could possibly   

     lead to injury (front or back handsprings, forward or reverse flips off of any piece of

     playground equipment, raised platform, or level ground, jumping out of swings or

     off other playground equipment, imitate fighting maneuvers or practice wrestling 

     stunts, etc.).

12. Students will immediately cease all activities and go to the designated assembly  

      area at the sound of the bell, which signifies the “End of Recess”.

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