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Rules & Policies
Pacific Playground Rules
All students are provided with the following playground rules at the beginning of the school year:
- Pacific Campus opens at 8:00am. Before school, all students Grades 1-5 are to be on the "upper playground" until the 8:10 am bell. Students who linger in the halls and around the classrooms will receive Red Cards.
- Use logical common sense while playing on the playground. No walking on the tops of the walls. Be careful and respectful.
- Inappropriate language is an automatic Red Card. No warnings!
- Play only on the Pacific School playground. If your ball goes over the fence, you must go to the teacher for help.
- All students going to the playground or field must walk.
- When at the drinking fountain: wait politely in line, keeping your hands to yourself. Drinks may be a long as “1 alligator, 2 alligator, 3 alligator, 4 alligator, 5 alligator.”
- Play safely. Be kind to others. Have fun!
- Do not jump off swings. No “death drops.”
- One person on a swing at a time.
- When waiting to use the swings, Grades 1-3, count to 33, Grades 4-5, count to 66 (forward and back is 1, forward and back 2)
Slides and playground structures
- Walk up the steps only. Do not walk down.
- Do not push or shove on the steps.
- Slide down the slide only, on your gluteus maximus. Don’t walk up.
- Slide one person at a time. Use logic: KSR-HELPR.
- Jump rope and Double Dutch
- Four Square
- Climbing Apparatus
The Pacific School campus is a “Learning Zone” from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. every day. Pacific School has multiple start and stop times across kindergarten to fifth grade. Please minimize disruptions to the learning environment and keep our students safe by not playing on the playground or chatting in the halls/in front of the classroom doors until after 3:00p.m.
The “Learning Zone” phrase reminds students and adults to respect the learning of all Panthers.
Personal Property of Students
Students may not bring balls, toys, eletronic games, cameras, radios, etc. to school for recess or after school play. These items are often lost or broken and Pacific School is not responsible for lost or broken items.
Knives or sharp objects (of any type, including replicas) may not be brought to school. Possession of air soft guns or knives on school campus may result in suspension or expulsion.
Students may bring cell phones to school for use before and/or after school. Cell phone polices also apply to field trips. If a student uses his/her cell phone during the school day or on a field trip, it will be confiscated. Confiscated phones will be held in the school office until a parent meets with the principal. Pacific School is not responsible for lost, stolen, or broken cell phones.
Student Use of School Telephone
Students may use the office phone to contact a parent/guardian when appropriate. Students are encouraged to arrange after school activities outside of the school day. If you need to get a message to your child, please call the school office. The office staff will deliver the message and not disrupt the learning process.
We request that students wear clean, appropriate clothing to school. Students should begin the school day clean and well-groomed. If your child’s grooming or clothing detracts from the educational program in the school, we may send your child home and ask that he or she return properly prepared for school.
We request that students wear rubber-soled shoes appropriate for P.E. activities. This is for their safety in the classroom and on the playground. No flip-flops, sandals, jellies, shoes with wheels, cowboy boots, UGG-type boots or smooth-soled dress shoes.
T-shirts with inappropriate sayings or graphics, cutout tank tops, muscle shirts, crop tops, and short-shorts are not allowed. Caps, scarves, and hats may be worn on the playground, but not in the classroom or cafeteria. Hats should not be worn backwards. Please, no bare midriffs or visible underwear for children (and parent volunteers, too).
Please label your child’s jackets, sweaters and lunchboxes with his or her name. Lost items fill our Lost-and-Found containers every year. Pacific cannot assume responsibility for damage or loss of any personal items. The items left in the Lost-and-Found are donated.
Parties / Birthdays / Holidays
- Parties: Class parties are held during the regular school year. The grade level teacher teams work with the room parents to organize these parties. Room parents may contact parents for items needed and/or additional donations.
- Birthday Celebrations: At Pacific, the teachers arrange various activities on children’s birthdays – singing to them, special seats, special privileges, etc. Please do not send any treats, cookies, doughnuts, balloons, etc. for your child’s birthday. Many of our children have medical conditions, food allergies, and/or financial constraints and cannot participate in these activities. Additionally, our District has a Wellness Policy which regulates food use in the schools.
- Individual Party Invitations: Please do not distribute invitations to children’s individual parties on school grounds during school hours. Thank you for respecting the feelings of all children.
- “Create a Legacy and Donate a Book” to the library or your child’s classroom. Many parents have chosen to dedicate a book to the classroom for birthdays. Special birthday bookplates are provided.
Dogs on Campus
Dogs are never allowed anywhere on school property. Animal Control issues citations for any infraction of this school policy. Pacific loves dogs, however, this policy is important for the safety of students and the health/sanitation of school.
Any animal, however, that is necessary under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) will be allowed.