Student Code of Conduct
Monroe Elementary will operate fully within the framework of the following Student Code of Conduct:
A. ARRIVAL AND DISMISSALS
1. Students will show common courtesy and safety in their conduct to and from school.
2. Students should arrive at school no earlier than 7:30 a.m. and will enter the school at the designated entrance.
3. Students in grades K thru 5 are allowed within the building prior to 8:00 a.m. only with written permission from their teacher. Entrance must be through the office.
4. The "warning bell" will ring at 7:55 a.m. Following the signal from the supervisor on duty, students will proceed to their designated area. Students are to be in their rooms by 8:00 a.m. when instruction begins. (Grades K-5)
5. Any students leaving the school during regular school hours must have permission from the office. A parent or guardian must sign a release slip which is available at the office. The teacher will be notified via the phone and student will report to the office. This also applies to the after school program.
6. At dismissal times, students will wait in designated area. Those students who participate in the after school program will proceed to their designated areas.
7. Students must be picked up no later than 2:45 p.m. Morning kindergarten students must be picked up no later than 12:10 p.m. Afternoon kindergarten students must be picked up no later than 2:15 p.m.
1. Students will be punctual and in attendance unless previously excused or ill.
2. A written note from the parents explaining the absence will be required upon returning to school.
3. Parents are requested to call the school office in the morning on the day a student will not be in school. If parents call in, a written note is not required. Please use the absence line to record an absence: (714) 569-9740 / 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
4. Students arriving after 8:00 a.m. need to get a tardy slip from the school office.
C. GENERAL CAMPUS CONDUCT
Monroe Elementary is a community of students gathered for the purpose of formal learning; each student is to respect himself, others, and the school:
1. Each student will respect school property, including textbooks, instructional materials, desk, classrooms, interior/exterior of the school, and all athletic equipment.
2. Students will move throughout the building with respect for the learning needs of others. Students must walk in the hallways.
3. Students may not yell, loiter, or play in the hallways or bathrooms.
4. Students will be in their learning area during class time except as authorized by a teacher.
5. Students will refrain from inappropriate displays of affection.
6. No gum is to be brought to school or chewed at school.
7. Students in 3rd - 5th grades may bring healthy snacks (raisins, pudding, granola bars) which are to be eaten in the snack area at recess and the lunch tables during lunch.
D. CLASSROOM CONDUCT
1. Students will enter the classroom in a quiet and orderly manner.
2. Students will be ready to learn when class begins and have all necessary materials at all times.
3. Students will work quietly and maintain a neat and orderly classroom.
4. Students will be attentive to the instructor and follow all of the classroom rules.
5. Students will be expected to care for their texts, furniture, and equipment. Textbooks used for homework assignments are to be covered.
6. Students will not chew gum or eat in class unless given prior permission from the teacher. Class parties are excluded.
7. Students are expected to use the bathroom facilities during recess or lunch except in extraordinary circumstances. Kindergarten is excluded.
E. PLAYGROUND CONDUCT
1. No pushing, hitting, wrestling, fighting, or Kung-Fu type activities are allowed. Students are expected to participate in approved, organized games and activities.
2. Jump ropes should be used only for jumping and should never be tied together, to playground equipment, or to any student.
3. Students are never to throw objects such as rocks, sand, etc
4. Students are not to climb trees or fences.
5. No personal play equipment is to be brought to school. (This includes toys, Pokeman cards, dolls, bats, balls, etc.)
6. If a ball goes off the school grounds, it should be reported to the supervisor in charge.
7. Students are to stay out of water puddles in wet weather.
8. Students are always to walk and never run on the blacktop.
9. Students are to be respectful to the: adult supervisors, teacher, and other staff members.
F. ACTIVITIES NOT PERMITTED
1. Chewing gum on the playground or in the classroom.
2. Throwing or shooting of objects.
3. Bringing to school a radio, tape recorder, cell phone, or any other item specifically prohibited.
4. Using profane language and/or obscene gestures.
5. Fighting or threatening to cause physical injury.
6. Disrupting school activities or willfully defying any member of the school staff (insubordination).
7. Intimidation, extortion, and/or harassment of any person.
8. Causing or attempting to steal, cause damage to school or private property.
9. Possession of (or setting off) of caps, firecrackers, or any explosive device.
10.Disrespect or school personnel, such as mocking and talking back in an insolent manner.
11.Skates and skateboards, heelies, are not allowed on the school ground at any time.
G. DISCIPLINARY ACTION
Violation of the rules of the school may be handled by one or more of the following disciplinary actions:
1. Conference and/or reprimand.
2. Confiscation of materials not permitted on the campus, which are returned to parents after a designated amount of time.
3. Withholding of special privileges.
4. Teacher/school detention.
5. Temporary removal from the classroom by the teacher.
6. Removal from school for the remainder of the day.
7. In-school/formal suspension by the administrator.
8. Repeated disregard of the school rules will result in an automatic suspension.
H. DRESS CODE
There is a mandatory uniform policy for students in the SAUSD at Monroe Elementary and all students are expected to participate in wearing the appropriate uniforms. Under state legal guidelines, parents who decide that they do not wish their child to wear uniforms may speak with the principal. The acceptable list of colors is indicated below:
*Pants/Shorts/Skirts/Jumpers ---------------------------------Navy blue, Red, Black, Khaki
*Polo Shirts (solid colors) ------------------------White, Red, Navy Blue, Black, Light Blue
*Sweaters (solid colors) ---------------------------------------Navy Blue, Black, Red, White
Students are expected to reflect Monroe's Student Code of Conduct at all times and expected to use self-discipline, show respect, and courtesy to one another.