STUDENT POLICIES AND GUIDELINES
Digital Media Device Policy ~ Because of the possibility of theft or of disruption to the educational process, student electronic devices such as compact disc players, radios, personal digital assistants, MP3 Players, hand held electronic games or electronic toys may NOT to be brought to school. Laser pointers are NOT allowed at school. Students who violate this policy will have their electronic device confiscated. The device will only be returned to a parent or guardian. If policy violation continues, disciplinary action will be taken, which may include referral to the district office. North Park Elementary is not responsible for lost or stolen Digital Media Devices. Any exceptions to this policy must be approved by the school principal.
Cell Phone ~ The use of student cell phones is highly discouraged. The principal may approve exception to this policy if a student needs a cell phone for safety purposes to get to and from school. Exceptions will only be allowed under the following conditions:
- Cell phones may only be turned on before school and after school. Students may not have any kind of electronic communication including text messaging, camera use, games, etc. during school hours. During the school day, the phone must be turned off and kept in the student’s back-pack, etc.
- If students do not adhere to the policy the phone will be taken away immediately and locked in the office. A parent must come to the office to collect the phone.
- North Park Elementary is not responsible for lost or stolen cell phones.
- Student Cell Phone Forms are available in the office.
Unacceptable items of clothing include, but are not limited to:
1. Clothing not ordinarily worn in the workplace may not be worn at school (i.e., robes, pajamas, house slippers, mutilated clothing, etc.).
2. Shoes (including sandals and flips) must be worn at all times. More restrictive shoe requirements may be required for safety reasons in some classrooms.
3. Shorts and skirts shorter than mid-thigh
4. Low cut tops, tops showing midriffs, tub, halter, or tank tops and spaghetti strap shirts (less than 3” across the shoulder)
5. Fishnet, sheer or skin tight clothing; those with inappropriate openings
6. Clothing that does not cover underwear or underwear area—including apparel with large or wide-cut armholes. Underwear may not be worn on top of outer clothing or where it is exposed.
7. Those items advertising/displaying a controlled and/or illegal substance such as alcohol, tobacco, drugs, etc.; items displaying inappropriate or suggestive language, pictures and/or designs; items that may be regarded as gang related, including badges, signs, lettering or symbols; jewelry and/or accessories which could pose a potential risk of injury to the wearer or others, or which may be considered to be disruptive to the educational process (i.e. spiked jewelry, chains, etc.)
8. Hats, head gear and sunglasses may not be worn in the building.
9. Hair color, hair style, or make-up that is conspicuous, extreme, or odd in color or appearance so that it draws undue attention or tends to disrupt or interfere with the learning atmosphere at school.
Prohibited Items ~ Toys, games, gum, candy, soda pop, weapons, look alike weapons, electronics, cigarette lighters, drugs, laser pointers, cell phones, and any other item that may be a danger or a distraction to the education of our children are prohibited. These items will be confiscated and may only be returned to the parent or guardian.
Property ~ Student’s desks, books, and other such property are owned by the school. The school exercises exclusive control over school property, students should not expect privacy regarding items placed in school property because school property is subject to search at any time by school officials. Students are responsible for whatever is contained in desks issued to them by the school. If damage occurs to these issued items, students must pay for the cost to replace the item.
Playground ~ Students must play in designated areas. Students must respect others and be kind. Shoes must be worn at all times. Students may not engage or play with others who are two or more years older or younger than themselves. Students need to have a pass from the playground supervisor to enter the building during recess time. Dodge ball and foot ball are not allowed as per District Policy. Students may not be overly aggressive or have physical aggression. Prohibited activities include but are not limited to; pushing, hitting kicking, rough play, play fighting, wrestling, throwing snowballs, lifting others up, spitting, and throwing rocks or sand. Students involved in physical fighting will be immediately brought into the Principal and will be suspended.
Wheeled Items Policy ~ The use of skateboards, rollerblades, and wheelie shoes are prohibited on the North Park school grounds. Students are NOT allowed to bring these items to school. Bicycle and scooter riding is prohibited on campus at all times. Bicycle racks are provided for students to park these items during the school day. Bicycles and scooters must be locked in the school bike rack. They cannot be stored in the classrooms. The school is not responsible for any damages or loss.
Vandalism and Destruction of School Property ~ North Park School and school equipment are public property. Willfully damaging or destroying this property is cause for possible suspension from school. The school requires that damages be paid for before a student is allowed to return to class. Local authorities will be involved when appropriate. If a student accidentally causes damage they should report it to their teacher immediately so that the damage is not misconstrued as vandalism.