To view the current handbooks, please see Parent Student Handbooks.
- Arrival and Dismissal
- Attendance: Absences, Tardies, and Early Release
- Campus Visitors
- Dress Guidelines
- Playground Procedures
- Consequences for Inappropriate Behavior
- Health Services
- Food on Campus
- Cell Phones
- Expulsion Laws
- Evergreen School District Policies
Weather permitting, students eat, play, and exercise outside. On days that boarder extreme weather conditions, an inside eating option is provided. During inclement weather or extreme heat, students eat inside. Please remember to send your children to school in layers, and don’t forget that sunscreen!
The way students dress has a direct impact upon their attitude and performance and the attitude and performance of others. In order to maintain a respectful, positive and productive educational environment, Cedar Grove Elementary School enforces the following dress code.
The Cedar Grove Elementary School Dress Code is based on the California Education Code (35183.6).
"Clothing or appearance that can create a class/school disturbance or distraction that interferes with the learning environment, or represents a danger to student health or welfare is not permitted."
Students should wear comfortable clothing that allows them to move safely and participate easily in a variety of activities such as art projects, sitting on the floor and/or strenuous physical activities.
- Shirts must be long enough that if hands are raised over the head, a bare midriff will not be exposed.
- Shirt straps must be at least one inch wide (no strapless tops).
- Outfits that show, or appear to show, underwear are not permitted.
- No baggy or over sized pants. Pants must be able to stay up and not touch the ground.
- Skirts and shorts must be worn with a hem that reaches the tips of the fingers when arms are extended down the thigh.
- No shoes with open toes and/or open backs (flip flops, sandals, clogs, etc.). Students should wear shoes that are appropriate for physical education.
- Sun protective clothing (including hats, caps, sunglasses) are permitted when outdoors.
- Hanging chains, dangling jewelry (earrings, necklaces and/or bracelets) that are safety hazards and/or distractions cannot be worn in school.
Clothing which depicts any of the following is not permitted:
- offensive or vulgar language
- inappropriate pictures or innuendos relating to sex advertisements for alcohol, cigarettes, or other controlled substances
- breaking the law, violence, racial, ethnic, and/or racial slurs
Consequence for non-compliance with dress code:
Any staff member may refer a student to the office to call their parent for a change of clothing. If a parent cannot be reached, the office will provide a tee shirt or shorts to be worn for the day. The borrowed items must be washed and returned the following day.
Children may use playground equipment during school hours only when supervised. Equipment areas are closed when wet, dangerous, or when there is not adequate supervision. Students are to wait outside of the play area until permission to use is given. Students are responsible for proper and safe use of the playground equipment. Students may not run, play tag or chase each other in the playground area. Likewise unsafe play such as standing on bars, climbing up the slide, and jumping from equipment and swings is not allowed.
Blacktop and Grass Area Procedures
- Recess is a time for fun and relaxation. However, all students are reminded to be courteous, respectful and safe. The following rules have been established to ensure student safety.
- Follow yard supervisors directions promptly and with courtesy.
- Pushing, fighting (including play-fighting), chasing, name calling, or threatening, are not allowed.
- Play safe. No playing or running between buildings, or in bathrooms. Students must stay on the playground side of the yellow lines. Students should not climb on fences, trees, or picnic tables.
- Tackling, throwing rocks or sticks, and taking equipment from others is not allowed.
- Throwing, catching, tag, and kickball games are permitted only on the grass or in a defined court, i.e., handball court, basketball court, volleyball court, and race lines.
- Kicking a ball is allowed only on grass.
- Soccer ballsand kickballs are the only balls that may be kicked. Sports equipment from home may not be used at recess or lunch. Hard balls are not allowed at any time. Students may not play football at recess time.
- Eat snacks at picnic tables only. Food is not allowed on blacktop, play area or grass.
- Students cannot bring play equipment from home to use at recess.
Cedar Grove Elementary School’s discipline plan is designed to assist students in making responsible choices concerning appropriate behavior. It is our fundamental belief that students are responsible for their own behavior. Adults, parents, and educators, are responsible for providing children with guidance and practice in choosing appropriate behavior. The effectiveness of the discipline policy is dependent upon the active commitment of all adults, administrators, staff, and parents.
Students who violate the school rules are subject to disciplinary action. In most cases the following procedure is followed by teachers/supervisors:
- Teacher/supervisor cautions and/or redirects the child as privately as possible.
- Teacher/supervisor and child discuss the inappropriate behavior and agree upon alternate, appropriate behavior to use in the future.
- Teacher/ Principal assigns an appropriate consequence as needed. This will be documented on a Citation. A copy will be sent home for signature, one copy is for the teacher, and one copy is for the principal.
- Teacher/Principal informs parent if situation warrants it.
A trained health clerk is on duty during the day for emergencies. By law, the school staff is allowed to render first aid only. School staff may not diagnose or prescribe in case of illness or accident.
- You, or your emergency designee, will be notified whenever a significant accident or illness occurs. Immediate arrangements must be made to take the child home.
- It is vital that we have accurate, current information on the emergency card.
- Children may take necessary PRESCRIBED medication at school under the supervision of the health clerk or secretary. Parents must have the doctor fill out the proper form and leave any medication (in the original container with the complete instructions) and form in the health office.
- The school cannot administer aspirin or other medication that can be purchased over the counter. NON-PRESCRIBED MEDICATION IS NOT ALLOWED AT SCHOOL FOR STUDENT SAFETY REASONS.
- Students may not bring medication to school without authorization.
Due to the many peanut, gluten, egg etc allergies we ask that students do not bring food to share. This includes birthday cupcakes, cookies etc.
Looking for an alternative to cupcakes for a birthday celebration? Consider joining our Birthday Book Club. More information about our Birthday Book Club is sent home to all families at the start of school.
Phones need to be secured in backpacks and turned off during the school day. Students may come to the office to use the phone if they need to place a call. Students may use their phones outside the classroom after school is dismissed. The school is not responsible for phones that are stolen, lost, or damaged. If a student has a phone out during the day it will be confiscated and brought to the office and must be picked up by an adult.
Expulsion from the Evergreen School District removes a child in grades K-8 from enrolling in any Evergreen School for the period of expulsion. Laws that became effective January 1, 1996, require a recommendation for expulsion for possessing a firearm (including pellet or BB guns), brandishing a knife at another person, and selling drugs. Additionally, the Board of Trustees may expel for possession of drugs or drug paraphernalia, damage to property, theft, tobacco, disruption/defiance of authority, imitation firearm possession, sexual harassment, hate violence, and possession of dangerous objects.
Also, please note that if these violations occur when a student is walking to or from school, the student may be referred for expulsion. Parents should seriously review with their child at all ages the consequences of what they carry in their pockets, bags, or backpacks to and from school. Evergreen
School District endorses a Zero Tolerance policy for any action of a student that endangers others.
The following Evergreen School District policies are provided to you to increase your awareness of what is and is not tolerated at any Evergreen School District campus. Policies in their entirety will be distributed at the beginning of the school year and can be requested from the school office.
Student Use of Technology - B.P. 6163.4
The Governing Board recognizes that technology provides ways to access the most current and extensive sources of information. Technology enables students to practice skills and to develop reasoning and problem-solving abilities. Every effort shall be made to provide equal access to technology throughout the district’s schools and classes. Students are responsible for adhering to Evergreen School District’s Acceptable Use Agreement.
Non-Discrimination - B.P. 5145.3
District programs and activities shall be free from discrimination, including harassment, with respect to the actual or perceived ethnic group, religion, gender, color, race, ancestry, national origin, and physical or mental disability, age or sexual orientation. The Governing Board shall ensure equal opportunities for all students in admission and access to the educational program, guidance, and counseling programs, athletic programs, testing procedures, and other activities.
Sexual Harassment - B.P. 5145.7
The Governing Board is committed to maintaining a school environment that is free from harassment. The Board prohibits sexual harassment of any student by another student, an employee or other person, at school or at a school-sponsored or school-related activity. The Board also prohibits retaliatory behavior or action against any person who complains, testifies, assists or otherwise participates in the complaint process established in accordance with this policy. Any student who engages in sexual harassment of anyone at school or at a school-sponsored or school-related activity is in violation of this policy and shall be subject to disciplinary action.
Uniform Complaint Procedure - B.P. 1312.4
The Board recognizes that the district has primary responsibility for ensuring compliance with state and federal laws and regulations governing education. The district shall investigate and seek to resolve complaints at the local level. The district shall follow uniform procedures when addressing civil rights guarantees, complaints alleging unlawful discrimination or gender equity issues, or failure to comply with state or federal law in programs for consolidated categorical aid, Indian education, migrant education, child nutrition, special education, adult education, career/vocation education, and child development. The Board prohibits retaliation in any form for the filing of a complaint, the reporting of instances of discrimination, or for participation in complaint procedures. Such participation shall not in any way affect the status, grades, or work assignments of the complainant. The Board acknowledges and respects employee rights to privacy. Discrimination complaints shall be investigated in a manner that protects the confidentiality of the parties and the facts. This includes keeping the identity of the complainant confidential except to the extent necessary to carry out the investigation or proceedings, as determined by the Superintendent or designee on a case-by-case basis. The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that employees designated to investigate complaints are knowledgeable about the laws and programs for which they are responsible.
Tobacco-Free Environment - B.P. 4016.1 and 5131.62
Documentation and research has demonstrated the health hazards associated with the use of tobacco products and the breathing of second-hand smoke. Further, a legislative mandate requires the district to alleviate the presence and use of tobacco products in the educational environment. The Governing Board intends to maintain tobacco and smoke-free school facilities, grounds, offices, work areas, and district vehicles for all of its students, employees, parents, volunteers, and visitors.
Williams Uniform Complaint Procedures - B.P. 3212.4 W
The Board recognizes that the district has primary responsibility for ensuring compliance with state and federal laws and regulations governing education. The district shall investigate and seek to resolve complaints at the local level. The district shall follow uniform procedures when addressing complaints regarding Instructional Materials, Teacher Vacancy/Mis-assignment and Facilities conditions which pose an emergency or urgent threat to the health or safety of students and/or staff.
Protection of Pupil Rights
The district has adopted policies, in consultation with parents, regarding student and parent rights as well as arrangements to protect the privacy in the administration of protected information surveys and the collection, disclosure, or use of personal information for marketing, sales or other distribution purposes. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act gives parents certain rights with respect to their child’s educational records. More information is available in the school office.