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Code of Conduct

Los Angeles Unified School District

 

CITY TERRACE SCHOOL

 

SCHOOL CODE OF CONDUCT

 

 

Students learn better in a secure, orderly and non-disruptive environment. This Code of Conduct is to help students and teachers create an environment that is conducive to teaching and learning. At City Terrace Elementary School, clear and reasonable rules are fairly and consistently implemented. Also, respect for the uniqueness of individuals and for property is taught and encouraged. City Terrace School is committed to teaching rules and social-emotional skills; reinforcing appropriate student behavior; using effective classroom management and positive support strategies by providing early intervention for misconduct and appropriate use of consequences.

 

This school code of conduct has been developed in accordance with the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Bulletin-3638.0, “Discipline Foundation Policy: School-Wide Positive Behavior Support Plan.”

 

Mission Statement for Student Conduct

 

Our professional responsibility is to provide all students with the opportunity to GROW TOGETHER and reach their full academic, physical, social, and emotional potential. We believe that this will enable our students to develop into happy, caring and responsible citizens respecting themselves, others and the environment.

 

BASIC CODE OF CONDUCT

 

ALL CITY TERRACE SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR OWN ACTIONS AND FOLLOW THESE BASIC RULES:

 

      I.    GENERAL SCHOOL RULES

 

  1. Listen politely and follow directions.
  2. Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself.
  3. Be courteous and polite:

·      Respect the rights of others

·      Respect property

·      Use appropriate language

  1. Walk quietly on the right side of the hallways and stairs.
  2. Students are not permitted to have or chew gum at school.
  3. Hats and hooded sweatshirts are not worn indoors or in the cafeteria.
  4. Children should use the restroom before school, during lunch and recess, and not during instructional time. 

 

II.             TOYS AND VALUABLES FROM HOME

 

Students may not bring toys or valuable items from home to school.  This includes valuables such as electronic games or devices.  Any such items will be taken away from the student and parents will have to make arrangements for pick up.  The school provides equipment such as balls and jump ropes for recreation. Bicycles, scooters, skates, and skateboards are not allowed on campus for safety reasons.

 

III.           EXPECTATIONS FOR STUDENT BEHAVIOR IN THE CAFETERIA OR IN OUTSIDE EATING AREAS

 

1.     Students are expected to behave in a polite manner and to use quiet inside voices.

2.     Students keep their areas clean and place all trash in the trash containers.

3.     Students stay in their seats unless they have permission to use the restroom or go to the playground

4.     Students are to sit at their assigned tables.

5.     Students listen carefully to the adults in charge when announcements are made and follow the directions of the adults in charge of the eating areas.

 

IV.           EXPECTATIONS FOR STUDENT BEHAVIOR ON THE PLAYGROUND AND PUBLIC AREAS

 

1.     Students share equipment and play fairly with their classmates.

2.     Students remain in their assigned play areas.

3.     Students ask for assistance from the adults in charge when they have trouble with another student.

4.     Students stay outdoors during recess, unless they have permission from the adults in charge to enter the buildings.

5.     Use the drinking fountain and restroom before the bell rings. 

6.     Line up promptly and safely when recess ends. 

 

V.             EXPECTATIONS FOR STUDENTS BEHAVIOR IN THE LIBRARY

 

1.     Students are expected to behave in a polite manner while in the library.

2.     Returned books should be put in the appropriate area.

3.     Books may be checked out for 7 days and renewed.

4.     Parents will be charged for lost or damaged library books and textbooks

5.     Students who have lost or damaged a book may not check out more books until the book has been paid for.

 

VI.           EXPECTATIONS OF STUDENT BEHAVIOR AT ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL TIMES

 

1.     Students may arrive no earlier than 7:30 a.m. and should be at school by 8:06 a.m.

2.     Students should remain on the yard, or auditorium on rainy days, and talk quietly with their classmates until their teacher picks them up.

3.     Students will walk in a quiet and orderly manner to the main gate at dismissal.

4.     Students will wait in an orderly and quiet manner in front of the school or at the main gate for their parents/guardians to pick them up.

5.     If parents/guardians have not arrived by 2:45 p.m. on regular dismissal day or 15 minutes after dismissal on banked-time, shortened or minimum days, students must wait on the yard with the Youth Services Personnel.

6.     At dismissal time, students will go directly home, or to the bus if taking the bus, unless they are staying with their teacher or any after school program.

7.     Student must not be in any area of the school unsupervised after dismissal.

 

VII.         EXPECTATIONS FOR STUDENT BEHAVIOR AT ASSEMBLIES

 

1.  Students enter and leave the auditorium in a quiet and orderly manner.

2.  Students sit quietly with their class and do not leave during the performance to

     drink water or to use the restroom.

3.  Students are attentive to the presenter and do not distract their classmates.

4.  Students clap to show appreciation of the performance. Students do not whistle

     or shout during or after a performance.

 

VIII.       EXPECTATIONS FOR STUDENT BEHAVIOR ON FIELD TRIPS

 

1.     Talk quietly on bus.

2.     Use seat belts, if available, and remain seated.

3.     Keep the bus clean and remember to take belongings.

4.     Use good audience manners at a performance.

5.     Stay with the chaperone or assigned adult at all times.

6.     Bring only water, lunch boxes, or lunch bags.

7.     Do not bring CD players, video games, cell phones or other valuables.

 

IX.             DRESS CODE

 

School attire and grooming should be age appropriate, neat and clean and conform to safety standards. The school encourages and supports a school uniform: white shirt, blue pants or skirt.  If students choose not to wear uniforms the dress code is as follows:

Students should dress appropriately and neatly. Tank-tops, tube tops or blouses with spaghetti straps, undershirts worn as outer garments, short-shorts, extremely baggy pants/shorts, extremely tight pants, sandals and open-toed shoes are not allowed.  For safety and to be able to participate in physical education, students must wear closed-toe shoes. T-shirts or other clothes with inappropriate slogans or advertising alcohol and/or drugs and/or associated with gangs  are not allowed.  Hats or caps with inappropriate slogans, denoting gang affiliation or advertising alcohol and/or drugs are not permitted.  Hats or caps meeting the dress code may be worn on the yard during recess and lunch.

 

CONSEQUENCES FOR INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR

 

At City Terrace School, all students have the right to learn in a safe and secure environment.  “Respect for other’s rights is the source of peace” (“Respeto a los derechos ajenos es la paz”) is the ethos that we wish to instill in our students.  It is the goal of the administrators, teachers and staff members is that all students follow the rules and that consequences rarely need to occur. Before consequences are given, students must first be supported in learning the skills necessary to enhance a positive school climate and avoid negative behavior. Parent/guardian support and participation in school are required in order to have children succeed in school both academically and behaviorally. City Terrace School is committed to teaching rules and social-emotional skills; reinforcing appropriate student behavior; using effective classroom management and positive support strategies by providing early intervention for misconduct and appropriate use of consequences.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I.               CONSEQUENCES

 

1.     GENERAL CONSEQUENCES

 

If a student breaks a rule while on the playground during morning or lunch recess, the aide on duty or the classroom teacher will reprimand him/her. Appropriate consequences will be given.

 

1st offense:Verbal warning

2nd offenseTeacher notified and works with student using the established classroom management plan

3rd offenseTeacher notified and teacher contacts parents/guardians to develop positive behavior support plan for playground behavior.

4th offenseStudent referred to principal or assistant principal

 

     2.    CLASSROOM CONSEQUENCES

 

Every teacher at City Terrace School has a classroom management plan so that the learning process can positively take place for every student in a safe and secure environment. The teacher will review the Code of Conduct and will discuss classroom consequences for failure to follow any of the behavior expectations listed in this School Code of Conduct with both parents and students. Classroom consequences have been developed in accordance with the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Bulletin-3638.0, “Discipline Foundation Policy: School-Wide Positive Behavior Support Plan.”

The following behaviors may result in disciplinary action: playing outside the assigned area, inappropriate behavior in the restroom, using hands or feet inappropriately, failure to follow directions, fighting, teasing and/or name calling, inappropriate use of playground equipment, disobeying playground rules or throwing inappropriate objects.

In addition if a student has had difficulty following the code of conduct on campus, then participation in the classroom field trips may be eliminated due to the safety of the student and others.

 

II.             SEVERE DISRUPTION

 

The following constitutes a severe disruption: 

A student inflicts physical harm on or attempts to inflict pain or injury on another student; vandalism; stealing; willful disobedience and defiance of authority. Additional serious disruptions are outlined in the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Parent Handbook, which is distributed at the beginning of the year.  Although the school makes every effort to contact parents/guardians through progressive discipline procedures, severe disruption may be addressed through suspension per district policy.

 

CONSEQUENCES FOR POSITIVE BEHAVI0R

 

SCHOOL WIDE POSITIVE REWARDS

 

The Principal awards Effort and Achievement certificates to those students demonstrating effort and achievement. These are signed by Ms. Fujiu and may be brought home to show parents.  In addition, students and classes may be awarded “Caught Being Good” coupons, which are placed in a classroom container and may be drawn out by the principal to exchange for a recognition prize.

 

 

 

Our Pledge

 

I am somebody, I will succeed.

In school, in life, I will achieve.

Let's join together to work and share.

Let's show the world we care.

At City Terrace Elementary, we are a team.

At City Terrace Elementary, we will reach our dream!

The Place to Be!

 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE RULES AND REGULATIONS

 

GUIDELINES FOR HOMEWORK

 

HOMEWORK

 

Homework assignments should:

 

1.     Accomplish an objective which is better achieved by homework.

 

2.     Support a positive student attitude for learning.

 

3.     Reinforce previous learning,

 

4.     Provide for the varied levels of student ability.

 

5.     Challenge student initiative, imagination and creativity.

 

6.     Conform to time guidelines.

 

7.     Provide for periodic monitoring by the teacher when a single assignment has a long term due date.

 

8.     Be accomplished without requiring any student financial investment, i.e., purchase of model parts, hobby kits, supplies etc.

 

Homework Time Duration Guidelines:

 

Grades K – 1no less than10 – 20 minutes

Grades 2 – 3no less than20 – 30 minutes

Grades 4 – 5no less than40 – 60 minutes

 

Homework Assignments Follow-up:

1.     A system for checking homework is the responsibility of each teacher and is necessary to provide students with knowledge of results and consistent feedback.

 

2.  When homework is a contributing factor to evaluate student progress, each teacher shall provide a system of assignment make-up for students.

 

BASIC POLICIES FOR ILL AND INJURED CHIILDREN

 

1.              When in doubt about a child’s physical condition and/or complaint, send him/her to the Health Office.

 

2.              Students sustaining head injuries should be sent to the Health Office for treatment and observation.  An adult must accompany the injured child to the office.  Parents must be notified.

 

3.              All eye or chipped tooth injuries are referred to the office and parents are notified.  Hidden or latent problems often are evident several hours after an accident.

 

4.              Deep and multiple abrasions should be referred to the Nurse.  A tetanus booster may be necessary from the family physician.

 

5.              If an injured student has difficulty in moving after an accident, DO NOT encourage locomotion.  Send for the Health Aide or Nurse.  In a severe or life threatening situation, Paramedics should be called and parents notified.

 

6.              All children returning from a prolonged illness, surgery or a communicable disease should be sent to the office for readmission,

 

7.              Only prescription medication is allowed at school with “Physician’s Recommendation for Medication” signed by a physician and the parent.  All such medications will be kept in a locked closet in the Health Office.

 

8.              All children with insulin reaction, post seizure (epileptic), as well as head injuries will be accompanied to the Health office by an adult.

 

Please feel free to discuss the health status of your students with the nurse.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HONOR CODE

 

City Terrace School appreciates each child’s uniqueness and encourages both the self-confidence to explore creativity and the discipline necessary for learning.  We expect our students to understand that character and honor are as important as intelligence.  The Honor Codes provides a strong guideline for our City Terrace School students.  Our students will:

 

1.       Be respectful

·      Wait for others to finish speaking before you speak.

·      Raise your hand.

·      Use polite language and manners.

·      Take care of school materials and property.

·      Use active listening skills.

 

2.      Care about others

·      Invite others to play in your game.

·      Let someone use the computer with you.

·      Make all students feel welcome.

·      Consider other peoples feelings.

 

3.      Be prepared     

·      Have materials organized and ready.

·      Have parents/guardians sign school communications.

·      Complete quality homework and return on time.

·      Be on time.

·      Eat breakfast.

 

4.     Be a contributor

·      Share your knowledge during class discussions.

·      Make positive suggestions to classmates and teacher.

·      Participate willingly in activities and chores.

·      Work and play cooperatively.

 

City Terrace School expects that students will act honorably so as to reflect pride upon themselves and the school.  Furthermore, it is expected that all students are responsible for their own actions and the consequences of their actions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STUDENT, PARENT/GUARDIAN AND  SCHOOL AGREEMENT

 

City Terrace School is committed to an instructional program consisting of high academic standards that are designed to prepare students for the 21st Century and to be among the nation’s best.  That curriculum is dependent upon maintaining safe school environments and classrooms conducive to learning, which can only be achieved through the total cooperation of the student and a positive, supportive relationship between the home and the school.  The purpose of this agreement is to establish such a relationship.

 

Student responsibilities:

 

  1. Protect the rights of others to study and learn.
  2. Work to your full potential.
  3. Be on time for all classes.
  4. Follow school rules.
  5. Volunteer information and cooperate with school staff in disciplinary cases.
  6. Complete all in-class and homework assignments and meet deadlines.
  7. Respect public property and carefully use and return all materials and equipment.
  8. Come to class with necessary books and materials.
  9. See that school correspondence to parents/guardians reaches home.

 

Parent responsibilities:

 

  1. Support the implementation of the school-wide Code of Conduct and positive behavior management plan in my child’s classroom.
  2. Communicate directly and collaboratively with the school when expressing a concern over a school action, program or policy.
  3. Provide supervision and a learning environment for the completion of homework assignments.
  4.  Monitor and review all student assignments and classroom progress.
  5. Ensure that students are prepared and appropriately dressed for school.
  6. Cooperate with the school in resolving student academic or behavior problems.

 

School responsibilities:

 

      1.  Every classroom teacher will establish and teach routine rules and procedures so that  

           students are safe, secure and can focus on learning.

      2.  Provide parents/guardians with a bi-weekly progress report so that parents/guardians are

           informed of their child’s academic progress and school behavior.

      3.  Provide an educational environment that is safe, orderly and challenging.

      4.  Make meaningful assignments designed to further the educational goals of the program.

5.  Recognize learning variability by utilizing a variety of teaching strategies.

6.   Recognize the key role parents/guardians play in the educational process.  Maintain

     appropriate communication to include parents/guardians  as partners in their child’s   

     education and behavior.

7.  Recognize and respect the values representative in the home of the student.

 

Student signature __________________ Printed Name_______________ Date: _______

 

Parent Signature___________________ Printed Name _______________ Date: _______

 

Teacher Signature _________________ Printed Name _______________ Date: _______

 

City Terrace  Elementary School

 

CODE OF CONDUCT

 

 

We have read, discussed, understand and will do our best to follow the City Terrace School Code of Conduct.

 

Name of Student: ________________________________ Room_______ Grade_____

 

Parent/Guardian Signature _______________________________________________

 

Student Signature _______________________________________________________

 

Date: _________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

CODIGO DE CONDUCTA

 

Hemos leído, discutido y comprendemos el Código de Conducta de la escuela  CityTerrace, y haremos todo posíble para seguir las reglas.

 

 

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Firma del estudiante: __________________________________________________

 

Fecha: _______________________________________________________________