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Elementary School Code of Conduct

Unless otherwise indicated, the District Code of Conduct applies to all students, school personnel, parents and other visitors when on school property or attending a school function.


While going to and from school, you are expected to:

  • Keep a safe distance from the bus, cars, or trucks.
  • Walk on sidewalks, staying out of the way of traffic.
  • Walk to and from the bus.

While in school, you are expected to:

  • Be safe, respectful, and responsible.
  • Respect the rights and feelings of others by being kind and not hurting others.
  • Use appropriate language in all places including in school, on the playground, and on the bus.
  • Follow the rules and directions of your teacher and other adults who are in charge.
  • Stay in the classroom until excused or dismissed.
  • Take care not to damage school property such as desks, chairs, walls, books, or any other items.
  • Use special care when handling equipment in art, music, library, and physical education classes.
  • Watch and listen quietly to the performance or speakers.
  • Leave the room quietly, following directions of an authorized adult in charge.
  • Refrain from using electronic devices without the permission of the principal.
  • The school will not be responsible for any electronic device that is lost, stolen or damaged at school.
  • Respect the guidelines of the Acceptable Use Policy related to computer/internet access.

When outside of your classroom, you are expected to:

  • Play only in areas chosen by an adult and be sure an adult is with you at all times.
  • Never leave the playground area without permission.
  • Use playground equipment safely.
  • Report injuries to the adult in charge.
  • Keep your hands to yourself.
  • Use appropriate language.
  • Show good sportsmanship.
  • Remember your table manners.
  • Never throw food or objects.
  • Talk quietly during lunch.
  • Clean up after lunch and dispose of your trash properly.
  • Respect the rights of others by walking and being quiet and polite in the hallways.

When learning from home, you are expected to:

  • Use school devices safely and responsibly
  • Be safe, respectful and responsible during virtual meetings
  • Respect the guidelines of the Acceptable Use Policy related to computer and internet access
  • Complete assignments in a timely manner as well as communicate with teachers

Consequences

Students who break the above listed rules may face disciplinary action depending on the facts of the case. This could mean a warning, reprimand, exclusion from activities, detention or suspension. Suspension proceedings are conducted according to Section 3214 of the Education Law.

Student Appearance/Dress Guidelines

Parental guidance and responsibility are necessary to help children make appropriate choices about their school attire. Students are expected to wear clothing that is appropriate for our school environment and all school activities while not detracting from a positive learning environment. Students should wear footwear with backs, while avoiding flip flops and open toed sandals. Failure to abide by footwear guidelines may result in missed PE and recess opportunities.

Dignity for All Students Act

Stillwater Elementary School has high expectations for all students and staff with regard to how we treat each other. We believe in and follow the golden rule. We have an expectation that we will treat each other in a respectful manner at all times. By doing this, we will avoid situations of bullying and/or harassment in our school. There may be times, however, that individuals may make poor decisions and harassment becomes a concern. These cases will be addressed by staff members and taken seriously. The elementary principal will serve as the DASA coordinator for Stillwater Elementary School and any concerns can be brought to him by students, staff, and parents. The principal will also utilize the counseling department to provide support for students to ensure that they are comfortable sharing their concerns.

Stillwater Elementary School COVD-19 Addendum

COVID 19 Pandemic/Social Distancing

During the 2020-2021 school year and COVID-19 pandemic, it is imperative that students, as well as our staff, adhere to strict COVID guidelines as set forth by local, state and federal agencies. These guidelines will be modeled by staff to ensure student understanding and compliance. It is expected students will properly social distance and follow additional guidelines throughout their school day keeping the safety of everyone in the building in mind. As the school year progresses, adjustments may be made to comply with any changes in guidelines set forth by state and federal agencies.

1. Code of Conduct

  • Students, staff must wear face masks (properly used – covering nose and mouth) when in transit (bus, hallways, movement in classroom).
  • Masks can be removed when seated and socially distanced (6 feet).
  • No physical contact (no shaking hands, hugging). Students and staff will respect social distancing – Department of Health regulation.
  • Hand washing, hand sanitizing is required when entering the building, moving from one location to another and especially before/after lunch.
  • Lockers are shared by cohort only.
  • No sharing of food or drinking vessels, cell phone or personal items such as Chromebooks, rulers, pencils, etc.
  • Failure to abide by COVID related safety measures could result in a student being placed on remote instruction by administration.

2. Students Entering School – Screening

  • Entrance through the South Quad for parent drop off beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 8:45 a.m. Bus riders will enter through the main entrance beginning at 8:30 a.m., unloading two buses at a time.
  • Students screened at entrance – any students with a temperature of 100.0 degrees or more are moved to an isolation waiting room. Parents/guardians are contacted to pick the student up from school. The student will be retested prior to re-entry to school.
  • A periodic screening will also be required.

3. Dismissal

Parent pick up will begin at 3 p.m. Students will be walked to their parents’ car. Bus riders will be called by bus. As students exit the building, they are to keep strict social distancing guidelines. Students are not to congregate outside of the building and must leave school property immediately following the school day. School staff will be present outside to ensure social distancing and dismissal compliance.

4. Hall Movement

  • Students must adhere to social distancing guidelines (6 ft minimum) and wear a mask at all times in the halls.
  • Handwashing; use of sanitizers will be required if students transition to another instructional space.
  • Students will use hand sanitizer before and after they go to outdoor recess

5. Hygiene, Cleaning, Disinfecting

  • Rooms will be disinfected at the end of each day by Building and Grounds trained cleaners and supported by classroom teachers.
  • Bathroom use will be limited based on the size of the bathroom.
  • Bathrooms will be used closest to students’ classrooms.
  • Bathrooms will be cleaned as per Department of Health guidelines.
  • Deep cleaning of the elementary school will be done on Saturdays.

6. Breakfast

  • Breakfast will be delivered to the classroom to start the year. We will re-evaluate as the year goes on.
  • Students will have access to breakfast after 9 a.m. on a limited basis.

    7. Lunch

  • “Grab and Go” lunches delivered to the classroom
  • Teachers will take lunch count in the morning
  • Students seated 6 feet apart (take face covering off to eat lunch)
  • Students will eat lunch in the classroom. It is our hope to begin bringing classrooms in the cafeteria on a rotating basis by cohort.

8. Grading

  • Our traditional grading practices are in effect
  • It will be a high priority for teachers, counselors, administrators to reach out to non-engaged, minimally engaged students and parents to address students not completing work.

9. Remote Instruction

  • All students will be assigned a Chromebook or iPad to ensure compatibility with apps used by our teachers. Students committing to face to face instruction will be assigned a Chromebook on their first day of attendance in September.
  • Students will be provided training/assistance on any app used by the remote learning teacher.

10. Fire and Lockdown Drills

During all drills, students will adhere to social distancing guidelines. The guidelines expected during drills will be reviewed by staff prior to the first of each type of drill.

11. Extracurricular Activities

At this time, there won’t be any extracurricular activities. It is our hope to phase them in once we are able to safely do so.

12. School Nurse

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students will be asked to follow special instructions as set forth by each school nurse. Social distancing guidelines must be strictly followed in the nurse’s office. Should a student be found to have symptoms of COVID-19, the school nurse will follow all guidelines to ensure the safety of the individuals and school building.

13. Visitors

When a parent or guardian is picking up a student during the school day, they will show their identification and remain in the reception area for their child.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic no visitors will be allowed in the building.

14. Masks

  • Students must wear proper face coverings when social distancing is not possible.
  • Should students have a mask in violation of the COVID guidelines, a new replacement mask will be made available.

15. Student Discipline

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, student removals from the classroom will be limited to ensure proper social distancing can be adhered to throughout the day. Should a student issue arise, administration will be notified immediately and address the situation as needed.

16. COVID Bus Regulations

  • Students, staff must wear face masks (properly used – covering nose and mouth) when on the bus.
  • No physical contact (no shaking hands, hugging). No sharing of personal items.
  • Failure to abide by covid related safety measures on the bus could result in a student being placed on remote instruction by administration.

17. Virtual Parent Conferences

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual conferences will be the preferred method of communicating and conferencing.

18. Children of Staff Members

If you are transporting your child to and from school, they must remain in your classroom at the start of the day. At 8:30 a.m., they may report to their classroom and you must wipe down the area they sat in. For dismissal, they must stay in their classrooms until all students have exited the classroom. Children coming over from the middle/high school will wait in the reception area until all students have exited the building. They may not bring friends over with them.