Grant Elementary School



Character Counts

Grant's Great Expectations

As Grant Gecko students, we are committed to being a terrific (TRRFCC) caring community in order to learn in a safe environment for all. We will follow the premises of Character Counts at our school which are based on the following set of shared character traits and values:

Trustworthiness

Be honest •  Be reliable — do what you say you’ll do • Have the courage to do the right thing • Build a good reputation • Don’t deceive, cheat, or steal • Be loyal — stand by your family, friends, school and community • Be an UPSTANDER

Respect

Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule • Be tolerant and accepting of differences • Use good manners, not bad language • Be considerate of the feelings of others • Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone • Deal peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements • Be an UPSTANDER

Responsibility

Do what you are supposed to do • Plan ahead • Persevere: keep on trying! • Always do your best • Use self-control • Be self-disciplined • Think before you act — consider the consequences • Be accountable for your words, actions, and attitudes • Set a good example for others  • Be an UPSTANDER

Fairness

Play by the rules • Take turns and share • Be open-minded; listen to others • Don’t take advantage of others • Don’t blame others carelessly • Treat all people fairly • Be an UPSTANDER

Caring

Be kind • Be compassionate and show you care • Express gratitude • Forgive others • Help people in need • Be an UPSTANDER

Citizenship

Do your share to make your school and community better • Cooperate • Get involved in community affairs • Stay informed; vote • Be a good neighbor • Obey laws and rules • Respect authority • Protect the environment • Volunteer • Be an UPSTANDER

T R R F C C

TRRFCC: Students can use this acronym to help them remember that people with good character are terrific:           

  • Trustworthiness
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Fairness
  • Caring
  • Citizenship

Rules for Good Citizenship at Grant School

GENERAL RULES

  1. Skateboards, scooters, and roller blades are to remain at home.
  2. Soda is not allowed at school.
  3. Fighting will not be tolerated at any time for any reason.
  4. Children late to school must report to the office. A "late slip" is required for entry into the classroom.
  5. Cell phones should be off at school, not seen or heard except before and after school.  We are not responosible for lost or damaged phones.
  6. Students always walk in the hallways, moving quietly to avoid bothering other classes
  7. Students should only be in a room with an adult present.

DRESS CODES

  1. Children are to wear comfortable clothing to school.
  2. Hats are allowed on the playground, but they must be taken off inside the classrooms.
  3. No open-toed shoes, sandals or other footwear that does not adequately cover the feet.
  4. T-shirts are fine, but may not have any logo or other "artwork" that is deemed inappropriate for school.
  5. Girls should be makeup-free.
  6. Tops, shorts and skirts must be appropriate even when you bend down or raise your hand.
  7. If any student is not appropriately dressed for school, the parent will be contacted and the child must change into proper school attire.

GOING TO AND FROM SCHOOL

  1. Students walking to and from school are to use the sidewalks and avoid using alleys and parking lots.
  2. Streets should be crossed only at crosswalks, and students should be extremely careful when crossing all streets, especially Pico Boulevard and Ocean Park Boulevard.
  3. Crossing guards at 25th and Pearl, Cloverfield and Pearl, and 23rd and Pearl, will direct and assist students at those locations. Students should always follow their directions.
  4. Students should not get into conversations, accept gifts or rides from strangers.
  5. School rules start when you leave your house in the morning until you get back home in the afternoon.

BEFORE SCHOOL/AFTER SCHOOL

  1. Students should arrive at school between 8:10 and 8:20 a.m. and go directly to the playground. On Late Start Fridays, students may arrive between 9:20 and 9:40 a.m.  Breakfast is served at 7:45 on M-Th and at 8:50 on Fridays.  Students who come for breakfast must stay in the cafeteria until yard supervision begins at 8:10 and 9:20, respectively.
  2. If you need to drop your child off earlier, please adjust the time by carpooling with another family or enroll in childcare.
  3. Students should be picked up after school in front or in back of the school.  Use the drop off and pickup areas.
  4. After school has been dismissed, students leave campus unless enrolled in child care, CREST, Homework Club, Intensive Intervention, or after school enrichment programs as available.

BICYCLES

  1. Only students in 4th and 5th grades may ride their bikes to school unaccompanied.
  2. Students in kindergarten through third grade students may ONLY ride bicycles to school with a parent accompanying them. All K-3 bicycles must be brought back home by the parent each morning.
  3. Bicycles must be ridden according to the traffic laws which apply to cars.
  4. Bicycle riders must obey the crossing guards at all locations.
  5. Bicycle riders must enter school through the front of the school or the 24th Street gate and walk their bicycles to the bike racks.
  6. Bicycles must be locked to the racks.
  7. Bicycles are to be walked anywhere on the grounds or hallways at all times.

CAFETERIA/LUNCH BENCHES

  1. All students are expected to eat lunch either in the cafeteria if eating the school lunch or at the lunch benches, if bringing a lunch from home.
  2. Students are expected to eat with proper table manners.
  3. Sodas or glass bottled drinks are NOT permitted due to safety.
  4. Students in the cafeteria should sit at a table and remain seated until dismissed by a supervisor.
  5. Table area should be cleaned. Floor under seat should be cleaned. Trash should be thrown in the trash cans. Recycled items should be recycled.
  6. Students raise their hands to be dismissed.
  7. Students at the lunch benches may proceed to the playground after cleaning their area and when dismissed by the campus supervisor.
  8. Students should finish food and snacks before walking and running.
  9. Food and drinks are used inside the designated eating areas.

PLAYGROUND

  1. No games of physical contact may be played, such as tackle football, wrestling, tag, etc.
  2. Students should always follow all adult directions.
  3. Students should quickly report any problems or injuries to a campus supervisor.
  4. Students should keep from chasing, teasing, insulting or making any rude comments.
  5. When a whistle is blown, a student should stop in place and look to see if they are being called.
  6. Personal sports equipment or toys are to stay at home.
  7. The school is not responsible for lost or damaged articles.
  8. Students may not leave the playground or go into the parking lot during lunch or after school without an adult.

BATHROOMS

  1. The child care bathrooms are to be used at lunch.
  2. Bathrooms may be used during the recess period and lunch.
  3. Students should report any problems in the bathrooms immediately to a campus supervisor or adult.

PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT

  1. Horizontal ladder: the next student in line should wait until the person on the ladder is halfway across.
  2. Geo-Dome: Inside the dome is not a playing area.
  3. Parallel Bars: No jumping off or flipping on the bars.
  4. Climbing Structure; Children should flow in one direction. No climbing up slides. No pushing or shoving while waiting in line.



This agreement must be signed by the Student and Parent
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