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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.​

Positive Behavior and Intervention Support (PBIS) Expectations




University Hall

Playground-Play Structure

Playground-Surface Areas


Lead by Example

Walk quietly with hands to your side or behind your back

Walk safely


Be quick and quiet

Walk in a straight line


Use inside voices

Play safely and use equipment properly


Play fairly

Walk on blacktop


Play safe


Encourage Others

Encourage with a thumbs up or smile

Keep it clean


Wash your hands

Show the quiet sign


Stay focused

Play games without chasing


Think win-win

Be fair


Use positive words


Always be Respectful

Respect other’s space and property

Mind your own business


Check before entering

Keep hands and feet to yourself


Say “please”, “thank you”, and “excuse me”

Follow all adult directions


Take turns


Use kind words

Take turns


Follow all adult directions


Do the Right Thing

Go directly there and back

Save paper, save water, flush once


Keep playtime on the playground

Clean up your area

Keep hands and feet to yourself


Help others

Use equipment properly


Return equipment to where it belongs

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.