Health and Safety Edition
The other topic that I would like to address is bullying. It is so important that students who see bullying happening, or who are experiencing any form of bullying report this information to an adult. We do not tolerate bullying behavior, but if we do not know that something is going on, we are not able to help make it stop.
In addition, each classroom now has a Buddy Classroom. Teachers will bring students together to read together, do activities together, or even complete our character lessons together. The purpose of this is to build community within our school.
Teachers have also been asked to hold classroom meetings to discuss bullying and mean behavior and the importance of reporting these kinds of things to an adult so we can help make the behavior stop.
Student Cell Phones and Communication Devices
Student use of school telephones is carefully monitored and generally discouraged. It is the responsibility of the parents and students to complete after-school arrangements, homework, books, treats, notes, lunches etc. prior to arrival at school.
· Cell phones, smartwatches, and other communication devices, if brought to school, must remain turned off and in the student’s backpack.
· If you need to speak with your child’s teacher, please leave a message on the teacher’s voicemail, send an email requesting a phone call, or leave a message in the school office. Phone calls are not transferred to the classrooms during instructional time.
Cell phone use, including texting parents, communicating through smartwatches, or other devices is not permitted during the school day.
If students are posting threatening posts through social media, whether when they are home or at school, they will be held accountable for their actions. Please be sure to talk to your child about the appropriate use of any social media as well as the expectations regarding cell phones at school.