Student Code of Conduct

The Rosamond Elementary School faculty, staff, parents, and students take pride in their school. Our goals are to provide a safe place for learning and growing and to instill the value of school-wide respect and responsibility. To accomplish these goals, we have implemented the following rules:

  1. Directions first time
  2. Appropriate mouth
  3. Appropriate hands and feet
  4. Good work
  5. Appropriate place

Possible consequences for following the school-wide rules:

  • Improved self-esteem
  • Awards or incentive activities
  • Respect
  • Student recognition
  • Classroom activities
  • Greater freedom

Consequences for not following the school-wide rules:

  1. Warning
  2. Think Time
  3. Phone call home (Second Think Time in one week)
  4. Office referral (Third Think Time in one week)

Please Note: Teachers may have classroom rules in addition to these school-wide rules


Think Time
At Rosamond, we believe personal decision-making gives students personal power. Think Time helps students understand and make positive decisions about their own behavior. If students at Rosamond choose not to follow our school-wide rules, after a warning, they may be asked to go to Think Time.

Think Time is an area within a partner classroom where students will go to think about their behavior and decide how to change it. While at Think Time, they will be asked to answer these questions verbally and in written form:

  • What was my behavior?
  • What should I do differently?
  • Will I be able to do it?

When the questions have been answered, the student returns to his or her classroom.

Dress Code

Jordan District Policy states specific criteria for dress code. The following summarizes the expected dress code for Rosamond.

  • Clothes should not be cut off, mutilated, or immodest. Regarding shorts and skirts: Use the index card test. Width between the knees and the shorts or skirt should be no more than that of the smaller side of a 3 X 5 index card.
  • Clothing shall cover the midriff, underwear, backs, and cleavage at all times. Halter-tops, spaghetti straps, tank shirts and low-riding pants should not be worn. Shirts should have collars or sleeves.
  • Hats and head coverings of any kind are not allowed within the building except as part of an approved activity, or for religious, or medical purposes.
  • In order to ensure personal safety and hygiene, shoes shall be worn at all times. They should be appropriate for any physical activity on a daily basis.

Severe Behavior

Jordan School District policies provide more severe consequences for the following behaviors:

  • Dangerous or disruptive behavior, including fighting, leaving the school grounds, severe classroom disruption, bullying
  • Weapon possession, including knives, firecrackers, guns, or any facsimile of a weapon
  • Possession or use of drugs, including tobacco, street or prescription drugs, alcohol, inhalants
  • Causing harm or threatening to cause harm, including threats, and/or acts of violence such as hitting, kicking, spitting, or throwing objects at faculty, staff, or other students
  • Stealing, burglary, or setting fires
  • Gang activity
  • Sexual harassment, including any unwanted comments, gestures, or touching directed toward students, faculty, or staff

Consequences depend on the severity of the violation and may include:

  • In-school suspension
  • Out of school suspension (for up to 10 days)
  • District hearing
  • Long-term or permanent expulsion from school

Rosamond Roadrunners Rule!!

The following list gives several examples of what Rosamond rules may look like.

WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE IN THE CLASSROOM:

Directions First Time

  • Follow teacher instructions
  • Follow classroom rules

Appropriate Mouth

  • Raise hand before talking
  • Say kind words (no swearing, no inappropriate talking)
  • Use an inside voice

Appropriate Hands and Feet

  • Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself (no pushing, shoving, tackling, or inappropriate contact)
  • Use kind actions (no teasing, no bullying)
  • Keep toys and other personal objects at home

Good Work

  • Do your best on assignments and projects
  • Make others feel included
  • Show cooperation when working with a group

Appropriate Place

  • Stay in your seat
  • Move from place to place as teacher directs

WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE IN THE HALLWAYS:

Directions First Time

  • Follow adult instructions

Appropriate Mouth

  • Use soft voices

Appropriate Hands and Feet

  • Always walk
  • Keep hands and objects off the walls
  • Do not jump to hit door frames

Good Work

  • Respect and enjoy displayed work

Appropriate Place

  • Stay in a line
  • Stay in control of yourself

WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE IN THE CAFETERIA:

Directions First Time

  • Follow lunchroom assistant instructions

Appropriate Mouth

  • Use soft voices
  • Keep food in mouth

Appropriate Hands and Feet

  • Keep food on tray
  • Always walk

Good Work

  • Clean up after yourself

Appropriate Place

  • Remain seated until finished
  • Keep PE equipment where it belongs
  • Leave for playground after eating


WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE ON THE PLAYGROUND:

Directions First Time

  • Follow assistant instructions

Appropriate Mouth

  • Use kind words (no swearing, no inappropriate talking, no teasing, no bullying)

Appropriate Hands and Feet

  • Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself (no pushing, shoving, tackling, or inappropriate contact)
  • Use kind actions (no teasing, no bullying)

Good Work

  • Include everyone
  • Show cooperation and sportsmanship
  • Dress appropriately for the weather

Appropriate Place

  • Play in assigned area
  • Stay outside until directed to come in
  • Go to assistants or adults with problems

WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE IN THE LIBRARY

Directions First Time

  • Listen for directions from media specialists

Appropriate Mouth

  • Whisper

Appropriate Hands and Feet

  • Always walk
  • Handle books and materials carefully
  • Use shelf markers

Good Work

  • Return library materials to the correct place

Appropriate Place

  • Use proper doors to exit and enter

WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE IN THE GYM:

Directions First Time

  • Follow teacher instructions

Appropriate Mouth

  • Use kind words (no swearing, no inappropriate talking)

Appropriate Hands and Feet

  • Keep equipment like new
  • Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself (no pushing, shoving, tackling, or inappropriate contact)
  • Use kind actions (no teasing, no bullying)
  • Wear appropriate shoes

Good Work

  • Include everyone
  • Show cooperation and sportsmanship

Appropriate Place

  • Put equipment away in correct bin

WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE ON THE BUS

Directions first time

  • Follow bus driver instructions
  • Follow bus rules

Appropriate Mouth

  • Use kind words (no swearing, no inappropriate talking)
  • Use inside voice (no yelling)

Appropriate Hands and Feet

  • Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself (no hitting, no throwing, etc.)

Good Work

  • Help other students
  • Wait your turn to get on and off the bus

Appropriate Place

  • Remain in seat until your stop
  • Leave bus at appropriate stop
  • Have permission slip from principal to ride with a friend
  • Cross in front of bus only with driver permission


WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE IN AN ASSEMBLY:

Directions First Time

  • Listen to person conducting
  • Listen to teacher

Appropriate Mouth

  • Use soft voices when entering and exiting
  • Be a respectful audience (no shouting out, no booing, no whistling)
  • No talking during the performance

Appropriate Hands and Feet

  • Sit flat on the floor
  • Keep hands in your lap
  • Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself (no hitting, no throwing, etc.)
  • Clap at appropriate times

Good Work

  • Help other students
  • Carry chairs with both hands and chair legs down
  • Acknowledge participants with respect

Appropriate Place

  • Remain in seat until instructed by teacher
  • Sit in assigned area

WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL:

Directions first time

  • Follow directions of teacher on duty

Appropriate Mouth

  • Use kind words (no swearing, no inappropriate talking)

Appropriate hands and feet

  • Walk at all times (no running, no riding bikes, scooters, blades, or roller shoes)
  • Hold all equipment in hands

Good Work

  • Provide help to others

Appropriate Place

  • Arrive at school between 8:10 – 8:25
  • Meet siblings outside grade doors after school
  • Use correct door to enter and exit building
  • Use sidewalks and crosswalks
  • Leave school grounds after dismissal bell

Enter the building with teacher’s permission