Students must bring a signed note from a parent stating the reason for and date(s) of absence upon their return.
Students must attend 90% of the school year in order to be considered for promotion to the next grade.
Tardies, excused and unexcused, are to be avoided.
Students are expected to use the bathroom during their recess and lunch periods.
When students use the bathroom during class time, they are to go quickly and quietly and with permission from the teacher and a hall pass.
Students should not wait in the bathroom for their friends to finish. The bathroom is not a place to play or visit. Any student found playing in the bathroom will be given a blue slip.
Students are expected to keep the bathrooms clean. Any student that is found deliberately making a mess in the bathroom (i.e., clogging up the toilets with paper towels or throwing wet paper on the ceiling) will be sent to the principal.
Bicycles, rollerblades/skates, skateboards & scooters (razors) are not to be ridden on campus. Bikes are to be stored in the bike racks; roller blades/skates, skateboards, and scooters/razors are to be stored in lockers until the end of the school day.
Students should stay clear of the bike area unless bringing or taking their bikes. Students are not to play or sit on bike racks.
Bicycles must be locked at all times in the bike rack.
Bicycles are to be walked on to and off of the campus.
Bicycle riders should obey the same rules that apply to cars.
BLUE SLIP PROCEDURES
When any school rules are violated students are given a blue slip.
One blue slip is a warning.
Two blue slips require that a note be sent to parents and the student will be detained in recess detention for three days.
For a third blue slip violation, the parents are phoned for a conference and the student receives five additional days of recess detention.
When a child receives a fourth blue slip, the administrators at Oak Street school will call parents in for a conference and will determine the appropriate plan of action.
Fighting at school is an automatic suspension.
Each student starts this process over after each grading period.
Students are to leave campus and/or be picked up immediately after being dismissed.
Students are to walk on the sidewalks; never on the grass or in the road.
Students are to cross the street with the crossing guards.
No student may be picked up from school early without a note to the office from the parents.
Students are to wait to be picked up by parents in front of the Multi-purpose room only. No student is allowed to be on the yard after school without supervision.
Parents picking up students in their cars must obey the one-way traffic patterns on Elm Street. Double parking is illegal and a danger to your children.
SCHOOL UNIFORMS ARE MANDATORY FOR ALL STUDENTS. Oak Street students are required to wear blue and white uniforms with close-toed shoes daily. Oak Street T-shirts can be worn instead of white shirts or blouses on Friday only.
Hats may be worn for protection. They must be worn with the bill forward. We encourage our students to purchase and wear our Oak Street spirit hat. No hats/caps are permitted to be worn in school classrooms or buildings at any time.
THESE ITEMS ARE NOT PERMITTED AT SCHOOL:
Expensive, excessive jewelry
Makeup of any kind
Clothing associated with gangs
Homework will be given 5 nights a week. Kindergarten through third-grade students will have a minimum of 30 minutes each night. Fourth and fifth graders will have a minimum of 45 minutes per night.
Homework should be a priority activity and should be done in a quiet area free from noise and other distractions.
Calculators are not to be used for math assignments unless the teacher gives special permission.
Parents should check their child’s homework each night and help their child correct any errors.
Books and other materials used both in the classroom and at home must be brought to school daily for use during classroom lessons.
It is the student’s responsibility to turn in homework on the date due; teachers cannot check backpacks or folders. If homework is not turned in on the date due, your child must make up the missed work during recess or after school.
An optional, teacher-supervised homework room is available from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, to provide tutoring or a quiet place to do homework. Parents are invited to visit our homework room.
KINDERGARTEN LUNCH DISMISSAL AND ARRIVAL RULES
A.M. KINDERGARTEN 8:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Lunch-11:30 a.m.
P.M. KINDERGARTEN 11:35 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Lunch-11:10 a.m.
P.M. KINDERGARTEN students who eat lunch at school will enter the Elm Street gate at 11:10 a.m. with their parents.
Parents walk children to the cafeteria.
Each student will have an I.D. # for lunch.
At 11:30 students walk to their classrooms. A.M. students have until 12:00 to finish lunch.
All P.M. KINDERGARTEN parents must be at school by 3:00 p.m. to meet children in the classrooms.
If your child does not eat lunch at school, please enter through the Spruce Avenue gate and walk your child directly to the classroom if P.M., or directly home if A.M.
All A.M. kindergarten parents must be at school by 11:30 a.m. to meet children at the classrooms.
Parents and their preschoolers must either wait for Kindergarten students to finish lunch on the benches next to the fence or go home.
TO ASSURE THE SAFETY OF ALL CONCERNED, WAITING PARENTS AND THEIR PRESCHOOLERS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE CAFETERIA, IN THE DOORWAY OR ON THE RAMP.
We encourage students and parents to check out books from our school library on a regular basis.
Students are expected to handle books with care. Students’ hands should be clean when reading library books.
Students must be careful to keep the book in a safe place at home (away from little brothers or sisters).
Students will be responsible for the cost of the library book if it is lost or damaged.
LUNCH LINE AND CAFETERIA CONDUCT
At lunchtime, each class walks to the cafeteria.
The students wait quietly outside until the aide calls them in.
Then the students enter the cafeteria and pick up their lunch.
There is no pushing, playing or loud talking permitted inside the cafeteria.
Students should eat all of their lunch and then clean up their area.
When students are ready to go to recess they should raise their hands to be dismissed.
Students may bring lunch from home or buy lunch from the cafeteria for $1.35 unless district approved for a reduced lunch ($0.85) or a free lunch.
Parents bringing lunches to school for their children must report to the front office, and your child will be called to pick up the lunch.
Students are to play in assigned areas, away from the buildings.
Running is not allowed unless students are playing in an organized game that requires it.
Students are to walk to lines after the bell rings.
Drinks and use of the lavatory are not permitted after the bell.
Students are to use the bathroom properly.
Games and activities that are unsafe or undesirable are not allowed at school at any time.
All food and beverages are to be consumed in the cafeteria area only.
Playground equipment is to be used properly.
The Oak Street School teachers and staff work hard to have a safe and clean campus.
No guns, knives, or weapons of any kind are allowed on the Oak Street School campus.
Parents who wish to enter the campus or pick up their student early must first check-in at the office.
No gang clothing or gang attire of any kind is allowed.
Oak Street School is a smoke and drug free environment.
All members of Oak Street School staff are to be obeyed and respected at all times.
Pupils should not arrive at school before 7:30 a.m. and are to leave immediately upon dismissal.
Expensive jewelry, clothes and large amounts of money should be left at home. Electronic games, radios, CDs, beepers, are not allowed at school and will be confiscated and kept in the front office. These items are to be picked up by a parent before the weekend.
Hall passes from a teacher are required to enter the office, bathroom, etc., unless the student is extremely ill or has been in an accident.
Soda, gum, candy, seeds, etc., are not permitted at school.
Students must always walk to and from class, recess, and lunch.
Students will have homework every night during the week including Friday.
If a parent is late 20 minutes or more, a student may use the office phone to call home.
Parents are responsible for replacing lost, damaged and/or stolen textbooks issued to their child.
Students are prohibited from bringing glass bottles.
Cellular phones must be turned off during class time, passing periods, school activities, and any other time directed by school personnel.
Continued tardiness on the part of any student will be considered a very serious matter.
Avoid tardies by arriving by 8:04 a.m. The school instructional day begins at 8:15 a.m.
A student will be considered tardy if he/she arrives after 8:15 a.m.
Five (5) unexcused tardies will equal an unexcused absence.
The consequences for unexcused tardies in each reporting period are:
1st and 2nd tardies: Verbal warning by teacher
3rd tardy N In Citizenship on Progress Report (with appropriate notation)
5th tardy N In Obeys School Rules on Report Card (with appropriate notation)
6th tardy Parent, teacher, and administrator conference.
ANY FURTHER TARDIES: Case may be referred to S.A.R.T., S.A.R.B., C.W.A.
PARENT FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
We would like students to take books home so that they can do homework; however, since it is difficult for the school to replace damaged or lost books; students will be permitted to take books home only if you (parents and students) assume responsibility form them. This means that books must be carefully handled, returned to school each day and kept in good condition. All books must be covered to keep them in good condition. If a book is damaged or lost, parents will be charged the replacement cost of the book.
Students will bring home a form to be signed by their parents and returned to their teacher in order to take textbooks home.
Students are not allowed to bring any toys or games to school, electronic or otherwise, unless their teacher designated a specific day of the week for “Show and Tell”. The school provides balls and other PE equipment.