Creating safe and effective learning environments throughout the school is important. In addition to our school wide rules, we have a few policies that help us maintain a welcoming learning community. Below is a partial summary of those policies. A copy of our school rules and policies will be sent home at the beginning of the year and is available in the main office.
CODE OF CONDUCT
Be safe. Be respectful. Be responsible.
CODE OF ETHICS OF THE EDUCATION PROFESSION
The educator, believing in the worth and dignity of each human being, recognizes the supreme importance of the pursuit of truth, devotion to excellence, and the nurturing of democratic principles. Essential to these goals is the protection of freedom to learn and to teach and the guarantee of equal educational opportunity for all. The educator accepts the responsibility to adhere to the highest ethical standards.
The educator recognizes the magnitude of the responsibility inherent in the teaching process. The desire for the respect and confidence of one's colleagues, of students, of parents, and of the members of the community, provides the incentive to attain and maintain the highest possible degree of ethical conduct. The Code of Ethics of the Education Profession indicates the aspiration of all educators and provides standards by which to judge conduct.
Principle I. Commitment to the Student
The educator strives to help each student realize his/her potential as a worthy and effective member of society. The educator therefore works to stimulate the spirit of inquiry, the acquisition of knowledge and understanding, and the thoughtful formulation of worthy goals.
In fulfillment of the obligation to the student, the educator:
- Shall not unreasonably restrain the student from independent action in the pursuit of learning
- Shall not unreasonably deny the student access to varying points of view
- Shall not deliberately suppress or distort subject matter relevant to the student's progress
- Shall make reasonable effort to protect the student from conditions harmful to learning or to health and safety
- Shall not intentionally expose the student to embarrassment or disparagement
- Shall not on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, national origin, marital status, political or religious beliefs, family, social, or cultural background, or sexual orientation, unfairly: a. Exclude any student from participation in any program. b. Deny benefits to any student. c. Grant any advantage to any student
- Shall not use professional relationships with students for private advantage
- Shall not disclose information in the course of professional service unless disclosure serves a compelling professional purpose or is required by law
Principle II. Commitment to the Profession
The education profession is vested by the public with a trust and responsibility requiring the highest ideals of professional service.
In the belief that the quality of the services of the education profession directly influences the nation and its citizens, the educator shall exert every effort to raise professional standards, to promote a climate that encourages the exercise of professional judgment, to achieve conditions that attract persons worthy of the trust to careers in education, and to assist in preventing the practice of the profession by unqualified persons.
In fulfillment of the obligation of the profession, the educator:
- Shall not in any application for a professional position deliberately make a false statement or fail to disclose a material fact related to competency and qualifications
- Shall not misrepresent his/her professional qualifications
- Shall not assist any entry into the profession of a person known to be unqualified in respect to character, education, or other relevant attribute
- Shall not knowingly make a false statement concerning the qualifications of a candidate for a professional position
- Shall not assist a noneducator in the unauthorized practice of teaching
- Shall not disclose information about colleagues obtained in the course of professional service unless disclosure serves a compelling professional purpose or is required by law
- Shall not knowingly make false or malicious statements about a colleague
- Shall not accept any gratuity, gift, or favor that might impair or appear to influence professional decisions or action
Source: National Education Association, 1975
It is very important for students to be in school on time every day. Your child's academic achievement is dependent on his/her regular school attendance. If you child is going to be absent, please notify our attendance clerk, Ms. Gonzalez, in the main office. For each day of absence, a note explaining the reason for the absence must be received by the office staff within 3 days of the student's return. If your child needs to attend a routine visit to the doctor or dentist, please bring your child to school for a portion of the day and notify the teacher of the need to leave school early so they can prepare for the early departure. If a student arrives at school after 8:45 AM, they must go to the office to receive a tardy slip and will be marked tardy. Multiple tardies may warrant a truancy meeting with the administrator or designee.
Mondays: 8:45 AM -- 1:30 PM
Tuesdays - Fridays: 8:45 AM -- 3:10 PM
Supervision begins at 8:00 in the cafeteria. If students are dropped off before 8:00, you must register for the LEARNS Day Care program.
The time your student spends in the classroom is very valuable and we limit the amount of interruptions that teachers and students receive. Please communicate all necessary information to your child before they leave for school in the morning. If there is an emergency and you need to get information to your child, please call the main office. If you need to communicate with the teacher, please try to see him/her before or after school, send a note or email, or leave a message with the office staff. Please do not call the classrooms during instructional time.
The school uniform consists of navy blue or khaki pants, walking shorts, skirts, or skorts with white, red, blue or navy blue collared or polo shirts. Red Field School t-shirts and blue jeans can be worn on Fridays. The PTA will sell red Field School sweatshirts and t-shirts throughout the year. Open-toed shoes are not allowed.
Our school cafeteria serves breakfast and lunch daily. Breakfast will be served from 8:10 to 8:40 and the lunch schedule is dependent on the child's grade level. The PUSD offers a free and reduced lunch program for the families that qualify. We ask that all families submit an application so that no qualifying families are missed. For those that wish to purchase meals, breakfast costs $1.00, lunch costs $1.75, milk costs $.35, and juice may also be purchased for $.30. A menu will be issued to each student at the beginning of the month.
It is important to have classroom celebrations to honor our children; however, there has been concern regarding the loss of instructional time and the distribution of too much unhealthy food due to birthday celebrations. Therefore, each teacher will choose one afternoon each month for birthday celebrations If you wish for your child to celebrate his/her birthday with their classmates, please work with your child's teacher to arrange a celebration on the designated day and plan an appropriate menu.