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Discipline

Dollahan Elementary School’s philosophy is that a safe and respectful learning environment is essential to student success.  Students are empowered to lead and are proactive when rules are fair, consistent, and based on student choices.  We believe that all students can succeed and when praised for appropriate behavior, each student rises to a higher and more productive level, thus developing their maximum academic potential as well as positive interactive skills.‚Äč

School Rules

  1. Respect the rights of others to attend school free of bullying, physical, psychological, or sexual harassment.
  2. Respect school property and the personal property of others.
  3. Be polite and courteous to everyone.
  4. Obey the instructions of all adults on campus.
  5. DO NOT fight, push, tease, or threaten other students.
  6. Follow classroom, cafeteria, and playground rules.
  7. No use of profanity or calling people names.
  8. Do not throw rocks, wood chips, sticks, food, or any object of any kind.
  9. Be responsible for proper behavior ON THE WAY TO SCHOOL, AT SCHOOL, AND WHILE WALKING HOME.
  10. Follow dress code guidelines as outlined next in this handbook.
  11. Do not leave the classroom or school grounds without permission from the teacher.
  12. Do not play in the bathrooms.
  13. Keep hands, feet, and objects to themselves.
  14. Walk in the hallways.
  15. Always follow the rules for playing on the playground equipment.
  16. No electronic devices (see electronic device policy).

Cafeteria Rules

The following behavior is expected in order to ensure a pleasant cafeteria atmosphere during the lunch period.

  1. Walk quietly to the cafeteria and lunch areas.
  2. Wait in line and keep voices at a reasonable level.
  3. Enter the lunch area in an orderly manner.
  4. Use indoor voices when talking to those sitting next to you. No loud talk across the table or room.
  5. Follow directions of the teachers, Noon Aides, and cafeteria personnel.
  6. Display best manners in eating.
  7. Do not throw anything – food, paper, trash, utensils, drinks, etc.
  8. All food must be eaten in the cafeteria: no food may be taken out on the playground.
  9. Help by being patient and courteous at all times and to all people.
  10. Clean the area where you were eating and throw away all your trash before leaving your table.
  11. Do not share food.

Suspension & Expulsion

Dollahan Elementary School is committed to a safe environment for all students and staff and is committed to “Zero Tolerance” of any weapons, unauthorized drugs, violence, gang activity, or vandalism.  “Weapons” shall include, but are not limited to: guns, “look-a-like” weapons, any size knife, martial arts tools, razor blades, mace, or any weapons specified in Penal Code.  Any violation of the above may result in suspension and/or a recommendation for expulsion.

 

Dollahan Elementary School has adopted rules consistent with RUSD Board policy, law and/or policies of the State Department of Education. Discipline rules for students are communicated to students at the beginning of each school year and to new student enrollees as they register. These rules and regulations are available on request at the Principal's Office in all District schools.

 

A student may be disciplined for any of the following violations:

48900 (a)1 Caused, attempted to cause or threatened to cause physical injury to another person;

(a)2 Willfully used force or violence upon the person of another, except in self-defense;

(b) Possessed, sold, or otherwise furnished any firearm, knife, explosive, or other dangerous object;

(c) Unlawfully possessed, used, sold, or otherwise furnished or been under the influence of any controlled substance, alcohol or intoxicant;

(d) Unlawfully offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell any controlled substance and sold, or otherwise furnished a substitute;

(e) Committed or attempted robbery or extortion;

(f) Caused or attempted to cause damage to school property or private property;

(g) Stole or attempted to steal school/private property;

(h) Possessed or used tobacco or nicotine products;

(i) Committed an obscene act or engaged in habitual profanity or vulgarity;

(j) Had unlawful possession of or unlawfully offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell any drug paraphernalia;

(k) Disrupted school activities or otherwise willfully defied the valid authority of supervisors, teachers, administrators, school officials, or other school personnel;

(l) Knowingly received stolen school or private property;

(m) Possession of an imitation firearm;

(n) Committed or attempted to commit a sexual assault;

(o) Harassed, threatened, or intimidated a pupil who is a complaining witness or witness in a school disciplinary proceeding;

(p) Unlawfully offered, arranged to sell, negotiated to sell, or sold the prescription drug Soma;

(q) Engaged in, or attempted to engage in, hazing as defined in Section 32050;

(r) Engaged in an act of bullying, including, but not limited to, bullying committed by means of an electronic act, as defined in subdivisions (f) and (g) of Section 32261, directed specifically toward a pupil or school personnel;

(s) Aid or abet the infliction or attempted infliction of physical injury.

 

The following four (4) violations apply to students in grades 4–5:

212.5 Sexual harassment;

48900.3 Hate violence; 48900.4 Intentionally engaged in harassment, threats, or intimidation against personnel, a pupil or groups of pupils;

48900.7 Pupil has made terrorist threats against school officials or school property, or both.

 

Students committing the following acts will be recommended for expulsion unless particular circumstances determine an expulsion is inappropriate:

48915 (a)1 Causing serious physical injury to another person, except in self-defense;

(a)2 Possession of any knife, explosive, or other dangerous object of no reasonable use to the pupil;

(a)3 Unlawful possession of any controlled substance, (except for the first offense of not more than one ounce of marijuana);

(a)4 Robbery or extortion;

(a)5 Assault or battery upon any school employee.

 

Students committing the following acts will be recommended for a mandatory one year expulsion:

48915 (c)1 Possessing, selling, or otherwise furnishing a firearm;

(c)2 Brandishing a knife at another person;

(c)3 Unlawfully selling a controlled substance;

(c)4 Committing or attempting to commit a sexual assault;

(c)5 Possession of an explosive.