Rules & Conduct
Every person in Green Mountain Elementary School is expected to treat every other person with dignity and respect.  Staff and students will all work together to help every person in the school reach their fullest potential.  Any behavior or action that helps someone grow and mature will be encouraged.
 
We, the staff of Green Mountain Elementary School, are committed to providing students with the behavioral and academic skills required to reason, communicate, and live with dignity in a literate society.  Our staff seeks to provide instruction that allows all students to reach their fullest potential.  We will assist students in gaining the academic competence and the responsibility required to find success through their school years and into the world of work.
 
When every person in a school is doing their best, the school becomes an exciting and warm place where every person is learning new things every single day.  The staff has developed the Green Mountain ABC’s which encourage students to work on the goals you’ll see with each section of this page. 

Please also review our attendance  and homework  policies.

Responsibilities

Student Responsibilities

  • Follow the Green Mountain ABC’s
  • Understand that the purpose of Green Mountain is for learning and that each student must show effort toward reaching the learning objectives set forth by the teacher.

Parent Responsibilities

  • Read over the school expectations with your child.
  • Send your children to school on time, well rested, in weather-appropriate clothing, and with necessary supplies.
  • Discuss with your children courteous behaviors, responsibilities for following adult directions, and respecting property of others.
  • Understand that all persons must, upon request, identify themselves to any School district personnel or authorities in the school building, on the school grounds, at school-sponsored events, or on school buses.
  • Contact the school if you have a concern. 

Teacher Responsibilities

  • Read and discuss rules, procedures, and expectations with students during the first two weeks of school.
  • Review rules, procedures, and expectations with students throughout the school year.
  • Consistently enforce expectations.
  • Keep accurate documentation of student behavior.
  • Contact parents when behavior interferes with the student’s education or the education of others.
  • Ensure the parent is contacted by the school when severe behaviors occur.

Hallways, Lunchtime and Restroom

In-Building Movement

Goal: Quiet, clean, and orderly hallway movement.

Expectations

  1. Students will walk quietly and quickly to their destinations.
  2. Students will line up quietly by doorways while waiting for entry into classrooms.
  3. Passes will be used at all times, unless students are passing to daily programs or support.
  4. Students will follow all adult directions.

Lunchtime

Goal: Mealtime is a quiet and polite activity, where people display proper manners and show respect for others.

Expectations

  1. Students will enter the gym under a teacher’s direction and leave with their trays in an orderly manner, walking quietly, and leave with their tray using designated entrances.
  2. Students will be courteous and cooperative with lunchroom personnel.
  3. Students will pick up after themselves, dispose of litter and waste in trashcans, and return trays properly.
  4. Students will follow all adult directions.

Restroom

Goal: The restroom is for clean, quick, and quiet use.

Expectations

  1. Passes will be used at all times.
  2. Students will keep the restroom clean and tidy.
  3. The restroom will not be used for visiting or playing.
  4. Students will follow all adult directions.

Dress Code

Goal: Students will come to school prepared for the weather and dressed for full participation in all school activities including P.E. and recess.

 The student dress code is intended to provide guidelines for acceptable student apparel and appearance and to promote an atmosphere of success for all students. Each student has the responsibility to dress appropriately for the school environment.  

Students may not wear clothing and/or accessories that:  

  • Advocate or convey alcohol or drug use messages  
  • Promote violence or illegal activity  
  • Demean or degrade individuals or a group of people  
  • Exhibit sexual innuendoes, blatant sexual messages, vulgarity, profanity or other inappropriate messages.  
  • Is determined by local law enforcement to be affiliated with gangs, including bandanas and other paraphernalia.  
  • Can damage school property, be used as a weapon, or cause disruption to the learning environment.  
  • Shorts and skirts must meet the following criteria:  
    • Must completely cover mid-thigh. Use "below the fingertip" as a guide.  
  • Shirts must meet the following criteria:  
    • The stomach, chest, sides and back are covered.  
    • Undergarments are not showing.  
    • Tank tops must have both shoulder straps. Shoulder straps must be at least 2 inches wide
    • No tube tops, halter tops, swim wear or sheer material.  
  • Sunglasses, hats and hoods are not to be worn inside the building.  
  • Undergarments (and clothing worn as undergarments) must be covered by outerwear.  
Appropriate footwear is required. Flip-flops or open-toed sandals, and Heelys (shoes with wheels) are not allowed, for safety reasons. 

Recess Rules

Goal:  Students will have fun at recess and follow Green Mountain’s ABC’s to ensure they play safe and fair. Our school has implemented the Peaceful Playgrounds program to teach activities and positive behavior choices at recess. 

 The five components of this model include:

  1. All students follow a consistent set of rules taught by the PE   Teacher.
  2. Student choose from three options to resolve conflicts that include: WALK, TALK, SCISSORS-PAPER-ROCK
  3. A playground that has clearly marked games to promote positive choices.
  4. Equipment that is available, organized, and well taken care of.
  5. Consistent expectations.

Arrival Procedures

Expectations: All students will line up at their outside classroom door upon arrival at school.

  1. The front doors are only to be used by parents and staff at time of arrival.
  2. Students who attend breakfast in the gym must do so before going to class. Students should leave the bus and go around the primary pod to the cafeteria. Students, who are still eating after the first bell, will receive a pass to go to class.
  3. Students are to line up at their classroom doors in an orderly fashion. Staff will open rooms at 9:00.

Dismissal Procedures

Goal: Students dismissed at the end of the day will move in a safe and orderly manner using designated exits.

 Expectations

  1. Students will walk quickly to busses without disturbing other students.
  2. Students will line up quietly to wait for busses.
  3. Walkers will leave school grounds at dismissal times, using appropriate exit doors; stay on the sidewalk, and crossing at the appropriate crosswalk.
  4. All students must leave the grounds at dismissal

Changes in Transportation Home

When a student plans to go home a different way than what is normal, parents must send a note to the office first thing in the morning. If a student is riding a different bus, a parent must write in the note the person’s name they are going to and the specific bus stop that your child will be getting off at. Students without notes will go home their regular way

Last-minute plans do occur, so please call the office as early as possible.

 Students are NOT allowed to the use the phone at the end of the day to make last minute arrangements. Arrangements should be made before coming to school. 

Digital Resources

Goal: Use of our computers and personal devices at school is for education and research.  Students using personal electronic devices at school must comply with all federal and state laws, as well as applicable district policies and procedures. 

 The Central Kitsap School district board of directors recognizes that an effective public education system develops students who are globally aware, civically engaged, and capable of managing their lives and careers. The Board also believes that students need to be proficient users of information, media, and technology to succeed in a digital world. Therefore, the Central Kitsap School district will use digital resources as a powerful and compelling means for students to learn core subjects and applied skills in relevant and rigorous ways. It is the district’s goal for students to use technology for important purposes in schools just as individuals in workplaces and other real-life settings. The district’s technology will enable educators and students to communicate, share, collaborate and create, to think and solve problems, to manage their work, and to take ownership of their lives.

 Acceptable use of wired and wireless networks by district students includes:

  1. Creating files, projects, videos, web pages, and podcasts using the school’s network for classroom learning activities.  
  2. Posting on blogs, wikis, bulletin boards, social networking sites and groups that are part of classroom instruction and learning. 

Unacceptable use of wired and wireless networks by district students – I, (the student), agree that: 

  1. I will not download or stream any audio and/or video files or install any games or applications without permission or approval from my teacher ahead of time. 
  2. I will not participate in cyberbullying, in sending hate email, posts, or texts, or making false, harassing, or obscene email, posts, or texts. 
  3. I will not participate in hacking, cracking, vandalizing, introducing viruses, worms, Trojan horses, time bombs or other similar actions. School computers are set up for all students to be able to use. School computers are not my property and I will not make any changes to them. 
  4. I will not use anyone else’s password or anyone else’s account, change or steal anyone’s work or files, or use anyone else’s personal electronic devices without their permission. 
  5. I will not take pictures or video of anyone on campus or post or send any pictures or video of other students or staff without a teacher’s permission. 
  6. I will not use proxies, https, special ports, change browser settings or in any other way try to get through the Internet filter. I understand that the School district is required by law to have the filter on the Internet. 
  7. I will not attach any device of any kind to the district’s wired network. 
  8. I will not use someone else’s text, music sounds, movies, pictures or other material without their written permission and if I do use anyone else’s material with permission, I will give them credit by citing them. 
  9. I will not copy, download, or install someone else’s software as that is called “pirating” and it is illegal.
  10. I will not post any personally identifiable information about myself or anyone else online. 

Personal electronic devices –I agree that: 

  1. It is my teacher’s choice to let me use my personal electronic device in class. I will turn off my devices when my teacher asks me to do so. 
  2. I will charge any devices before coming to school so they can run off battery. I understand I cannot charge my devices at school. 
  3. I understand I cannot access network folders or print from my devices at school. 
  4. I am responsible for my own devices and will keep them with me all the time. 
  5. I understand and agree that the school administration may inspect my personal devices if there is reason to believe I have violated the Student User Consent and Release form, school rules, or engaged in other misconduct while using my devices. 
  6. The district is not responsible for the security, repair, troubleshooting, technical support, loss, misplacement, theft or damage of my personal electronic devices. 

The district reserves the right to remove any user-generated content from sites it owns at any time. 

Violation of any of the conditions of use explained in the Student User Consent and Release form, digital resources policy or in related procedures by students could be cause for disciplinary action, including suspension or expulsion from school, and suspension or revocation of network and computer access privileges. 

See full Digital Resources Policy/Procedure 2200 and 2200P on the district’s policy page.

Severe Discipline Procedures

Goal: No one shall interfere with the learning of others. Green Mountain will be a safe place that is free of violence, weapons and illegal substances.

Severe behavior is behavior that is considered of such a serious nature that it may cause hurt or harm to others, damage to the property, or disrupt the process of learning. 

The district publishes and distributes Student Handbooks to all families. This handbook explains all behaviors that are considered Big 3 Behaviors: violence, defiance and criminal activity. Students will be referred to the principal for any Big 3 Behaviors.