School Rules and Behavior
School-Wide Behavior Expectations for Appropriate Conduct:
- Be Respectful
- Be Responsible
- Be Safe
The Governing Board believes that all students have the right to be educated in a positive learning environment free from disruptions. Students shall be expected to exhibit appropriate conduct that does not infringe upon the rights of others or interfere with the school program while on school grounds, going to or coming from school, at school activities, or using district transportation.
Ms. Green’s Reminders:
- Maintain a high standard of integrity, honesty, and respect at all times.
- Students are to be courteous to others and respect others’ rights, property, and personal space. In general, keep hands, feet, and all objects to yourself. “Messing around” is not allowed.
- Students are to WALK, not run, in hallways, on pathways, and in the lunch area.
- Use appropriate, respectful language. Profanity and inappropriate language in writing, speech or action are not permitted.
- Items not required for academic purposes at school are not to be brought to campus. This includes, but is not limited to: toys, unauthorized electronic devices, laser pens, and perfumes.
- Cell phones are to be turned off and put away when a student is on campus. If not put away, they will be confiscated, and safely locked up for a parent to pick up.
- Because responsible use and care of cell phones is a student’s responsibility, the school is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
- Students are expected to behave respectfully to all adults on campus, including substitute teachers, noon duty supervisors, and parent volunteers. Students must follow directions the first time they are given.
- Substitute teachers are treated like guests. Students are to be ambassadors representing their school and parents. They are to follow all school and classroom rules, plans, and policies.
- As a sign of respect, all adults are to be addressed as Miss, Mrs., Ms., or Mr. and not by the first or last name.
Dress to Learn – Student Grooming/Dress Policy
Lindo Park is a place of learning. Student dress and appearance should reflect this image. Students should dress for success. Appropriate, modest clothing will not disrupt or detract from the educational process. We expect students to dress appropriately for school. Comfortable, sensible clothing will allow students to focus on learning, participate in P.E. activities, and play during recess. In an effort to help parents and students choose appropriate clothing, the following guidelines have been established:
- Students shall not wear any clothing that is offensive to others, or could harass, or have a negative impact on an individual’s performance. Clothing should not create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational environment.
- Attire and personal belongings may not depict offensive symbols, racial terms, tobacco, alcohol, drugs, weapons, profanity/ obscenity, violence, or gangs. Logos and clothing with double meanings and mixed messages are not permissible.
- Appropriate shoes must be worn at all times. Students must wear socks and closed-toe, full-heel shoes, suitable for P.E. Activities. Flip-flops, sandals, high heels, slippers, and slides DO NOT allow students to participate fully in all school activities without the possibility of injury.
- Writing or drawing on skin or clothing is not allowed.
- Pants must fit and be worn at the waist and pajama apparel (tops/bottoms) are not allowed.
- Dresses, skirts, and shorts length must be modest and no shorter than the mid-thigh.
- No crop tops, bare midriffs, plunging necklines, sheer shirts, short shorts, tube/strapless tops, halters, muscle tank t-shirts with wide armholes, or spaghetti straps are allowed. Sleeveless tanks and shirts must be at least 1 1/2 inches wide at the shoulder.
- Underwear must not be visible.
- Hats and hoods are allowed outside for weather protection, and will be taken off inside school buildings. Hats are to be worn correctly, with the bill facing forward. Hairnets and bandanas are not to be worn on school grounds. Bandanas are not allowed on any part of the body, including the head.
- Hair shall be clean and neatly groomed. Extremes in hairstyle and color disrupt the learning environment and are therefore, not allowed. Hair may not be sprayed, dyed, or painted any unnatural colors. Temporary dyes may cause damage to school property.