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Discipline Handbook

Please also refer to the Sunset View Student Agendas and the APS Student Behavior Handbook for further rules and policies.

Character Counts

When students follow rules and display Character Counts...

  • Teacher praise and rewards for student
  • Student will receive a Shadow’s Paw and rewards for school-wide acknowledgment.
  • Lunch with the Principal or teacher
  • Student of the month per grade level
  • Awards assembly to acknowledge academic achievement and Character Counts.

Consequences when rules and Character Counts are not displayed:

  • Verbal reminder and redirection by staff member with student correction
  • Time out in classroom or recess
  • Loss of recess
  • Parent contact
  • Incident slip
  • Discipline referral
  • Referral to principal
  • Suspension

Classroom rewards and management applies to the classroom and/or grade level.

School Rules
  1. No toys are allowed.  Playground balls, hula hoops and jumps ropes provided by the school are allowed. Students may bring sports equipment but they are responsible for the equipment. Any toys brought to school will be confiscated and returned at the end of the day. 
  2. Hats may be worn on the playground but not inside the building.
  3. Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself
  4. Be respectful of others at all times
  5. Follow directions
Pick Up & Drop Off Courtesy
  1. Only pick up or drop off in designated areas on the school grounds
  2. Safety slips will be given to those who do not follow procedures
Playground Rules
  1. Walls around the playground and areas above fences are off limits.
  2. Run in designated playground areas only.
  3. Share the equipment. There are no “closed games” within the grade level.
  4. Only lower level bathrooms may be used during recess.  Passes to the bathroom are handed out by the duty teachers. 
  5. Use playground equipment safely.  This includes two hands must be used on the bars at all times; no jumping off the bars, slides or swings; slide feet first on your bottom; no standing, kneeling or twisting on the swings.
Cafeteria Courtesy
  1. Students must clean their own area before leaving the cafeteria.  This includes the tables and their surrounding floor area.
  2. Children may not get out of their seat for any reason.  If anything is needed, they must raise their hand and wait for a duty teacher.
  3. No food is allowed outside the cafeteria.
  4. Use quiet voices in the cafeteria.
Bathroom/Water Fountain Courtesy
  1. Use quiet indoor voices
  2. Place toilet paper and paper towels in their proper place
  3. Respect others who are using the restroom
  4. Wait your turn
  5. No playing with the water
Parents are teachers

Parents are their children’s first and most influential teachers.  What parents do to help their children learn is more important to academic success than how well-off the family is.

"What Works," 1986

Parents are encouraged to participate in the education of their children.  Without the cooperation and partnership between parents and school staff, we cannot effectively help a student reach his or her full potential.  The major role of parents is to continually show your child that you are interested and supportive of how they are doing in school.  By working together, parents and teachers can help the student learn behaviors that will increase changes of success.  In order to ensure your child’s success in school, we ask parents to do the following:

  • Provide a nutritious breakfast and adequate rest for your child.
  • Provide a healthy snack (fruits, vegetables, granola bar, yogurt etc.)
  • Dress your child appropriately for school activities.
  • Have your child arrive at school on time.
  • Make sure that your child is picked-up promptly after school.
  • Follow parking lot safety procedures as directed by staff members when dropping off/picking up your child.
  • Check your child’s folder/backpack daily for school communication and homework.
  • Help your child establish good study habits by providing appropriate time and place for completing homework.
  • Check your child’s homework for accuracy and completion.
  • Leave all items not school related at home (toys, games, cards, makeup, iPods etc).
  • Praise/reward your child for a job well done. 

Thank you for your continued support and cooperation. When we all work together, our school becomes an exciting and warm place where learning can happen.