ARTICLES BROUGHT TO SCHOOL
The school encourages children to bring educationally related items with them for sharing. However, these items should be of interest and value to the entire class and should be connected with some phase of study. Extremely valuable items and those creating danger to others (iPods, electronic games, knives, guns of any kind, slingshots, matches, etc.) should not be brought to school.
Parents should make themselves aware of the School Board Policy regarding weapons in the school. This is taken seriously and students who bring such items to school will be severely reprimanded.
Toys, including any type of trading cards and toy weapons, should not be brought to school for use during school hours. If your child is involved in
Students are expected to sit quietly in the cafeteria and enjoy their food with friends. Good table manners and conversation in a normal voice are encouraged. Once seated at their assigned table, children are not allowed out of their seats, unless they have permission from the adult on duty. Students are expected to eat their own lunch and will not be allowed to trade food. Children who display inappropriate cafeteria behavior may be asked to move to another cafeteria table or eat lunch in the office.
Teachers have the authority and responsibility to maintain discipline in the classroom. When a student is having a problem the teacher may: conference with the student, conference with the parents, or use classroom disciplinary procedures. Children who continually disregard classroom or school rules may be sent to an administrator. Depending upon the situation, the administrator may:
1. Give the student a very stern warning.
2. Take privileges away from the student.
3. Separate the student from his classmates.
4. Assign work to be done.
5. Notify the parents of continuing problems.
6. Assign the student to in-school suspension.
7. Suspend the student from school.
Children are not allowed to chew gum on the school bus, or any time during school hours.
STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES HANDBOOK
In the beginning of each school year, every LCPS student receives a handbook setting forth system rules and expectations for student behavior. This year, it will not be sent home as a hard copy. Instead, it is available on the LCPS website at www.lcps.org under “Permanent Links.” It is incumbent upon every parent to read this document carefully and help students understand the rules and expectations our county has set forth.
The purpose of school is to learn. Student dress and appearance should be conducive to the learning environment. Any clothing that distracts from learning is prohibited. This includes any clothing that is very tight, short dresses, short skirts, and short shorts. Halter tops, spaghetti-strap tops, tops that expose the midriff, saggy pants, clothing with inappropriate language, symbols, or pictures, and cosmetics are all considered inappropriate for elementary school. In addition, hats and bandanas/scarves are not to be worn in the building. For safety reasons, shoes with wheels in the sole are prohibited while at school.