Procedures and Rules

 Procedures and Rules

 
bday.jpgBirthday Celebrations – In order to continue our efforts to be a healthy school, we celebrate birthdays without treats.  Students will be recognized by their classroom teacher and celebrated on their special day.  Classroom teachers will share what will be done in individual classrooms.  Small tokens (pencils, stickers, bubbles, etc.) may be sent in but are not necessary.
 
Invitations, thank you notes, etc. pertaining to celebrations outside of school should not be sent to school for distribution unless ALL students in the class are receiving one (or all boys/all girls). 
 
In order to maintain a conducive learning environment, we request than no balloon/floral bouquets be delivered to students at school.
 
Community Use of the Building – Community organizations are allowed to use the building under D20 rules and regulations for a rental fee.  Please call the main office (234-5700) for more information.
 
Playground – The playground equipment is to be used only by Chinook Trail students during school hours.
 
Dress for Success – We expect all students to dress appropriately for school, including:
 
  • Wearing clothing to school that is appropriate to the learning environment. Students should not wear clothing that is inappropriately revealing, tattered or torn, advocating unlawful activities, etc. Final decision on appropriateness of clothing at Chinook is up to the administrators discretion.
  • Layering clothing appropriately for daily weather changes (i.e. snow boots and snow pants for days when the playground is filled with snow).
  • No hats in school with the exception of special spirit days.
  • Wearing appropriate footwear for movement and physical activity (i.e. recess and P.E.).
  • Adhering to Academy School District 20 Dress Code (District Policy JICA – Dress and Appearance)
 
Fire/Tornado/Lockdown/Evacuation Drills – Drills for each of these situations will occur regularly to teach students the safest and quickest manner in which to respond to emergency events.  This is a state requirement.  Please help your child understand how important it is to follow the instructions of staff quickly and quietly. If you are in the building during this time, please join in the drill as we want to keep you safe also. 
 
Drop-Off and Pick-Up – Drop-off and Pick-up procedures are designed to maximize traffic flow, minimize wait time, and provide for the safety of our children. We appreciate the cooperation of parents in adhering to the following procedures:
 
  • Use posted entry and exit points at 5 mph speed limit
  • No cell phone usage in the Kiss and Go Zone.
  • Follow directions of staff on duty.
  • Pull as far forward as possible and where directed by staff when entering the Kiss and Go Zone.
  • Students cannot be dropped off in the parking lot or by the flag pole.  The Kiss and Go Lane is the only areas for student drop off/pick up.
  • Unload students from the passenger side of the vehicle.
  • Release students only in the designated areas along the sidewalk.
  • Wait for all cars in line to come to a stop before loading or unloading students.
  • Do not leave cars unattended in the Kiss and Go Zone at any time on school days.
  • When leaving the parking lot, you must come to a complete stop before the entrance crossing walk, in adherence to Colorado state law.
  • Safe, courteous behavior is appreciated and expected.
  • Do not drop off children before 8:30 a.m.    
  • DO NOT PARK in striped areas of the parking (also marked by no parking orange cones)                                    
 
Evening Events – Parents MUST accompany their child/children to all evening/after school events.  Out of respect for the hard work of students, teachers, and our PTA, parents should:
 
  • Monitor and stay with their child/children in the area where the activity is located.
  • Remind students to use GROWLing behavior. (i.e. Students are not allowed on the stage unless performing or taking part in an appropriate activity.) The hallways are available for you to use for a small child who is struggling with attentiveness/appropriate behavior during a show or activity.
  • Silence all cell phones during performances.  The hallways are available for you to take important calls during shows or activities.
 
Field Trips – A parental permission form will be provided by the teacher and must be signed by a parent for each event.  Participation will only be allowed if the form is returned with a parent signature.  Phone permissions cannot be accepted.  In most cases, students will be asked to pay a fee to participate in a field trip activity, as well as to pay for the required transportation costs.  Refunds will not be given for students who will not be able to participate due to last minute emergencies, etc.  The cost of field trips is determined by the amount of students attending and is paid in advance of the activity or event.
 
The purpose of the field trip experience is to extend student learning and support grade level curriculum.  Please do not send additional funds with your child (i.e. money for a gift shop, etc.).
 
Also, all school procedures and policies are in effect while on field trips, to include non-use of personal electronic devices.
 
Parents who have completed the volunteer process will be allowed to go on field trips, as requested by staff.
 
Inclement Weather – The weather in Colorado is unpredictable and can change dramatically in just a few minutes.  Please dress children appropriately (layers are suggested).  Children will be kept inside for recess in the following circumstances:
 
  • Rainy, wet, or snowy weather
  • Very cold weather (20 degrees or below)                                      
  • Lightning strikes in the area 
  • High winds
 
Lost and Found – Lost items will be displayed on a table outside the office.  Students may inquire before or after school about such items.  At the end of each semester, any items not claimed will be donated to a charitable organization.
 
Lost or Damaged Materials – Books  are provided by the school for student use and normal wear and tear is expected; however, parents will be asked to pay for classroom or library materials that are lost or damaged by their child.
 
Money at School – When it is necessary for money to be brought to school, it should be placed in a sealed envelope that is labeled with your child’s name, the name of their classroom teacher, and the purpose of the funds.
 
Morning/Afternoon Snack Time – Students may bring a nutritious snack to eat during morning or afternoon snack time.  Due to allergies some rooms may prohibit foods.  Your classroom teacher will notify you of these changes.
 
Personal Items – Please mark all personal property with your child’s name in the event that it might get lost or misplaced.  The school is not liable/responsible for lost or damaged personal items.
 
Pets at School – For the safety of all, animals, including leashed pets, are not to be brought on school grounds. This includes all playgrounds, lawns, sidewalks, and fields.  Due to the increasing number of children with allergies, classes will not be able to host a class pet nor host pets for show and tell sessions. 
 
Smoking/Tobacco Use – Schools, school grounds, and school facilities are tobacco free zones.
 
Visitors at School – Out of respect for the learning time of students, please pre-arrange all visits with the classroom teacher.  We request that you not bring preschool children or infants, so as not to interrupt the learning environment.
 
ALL visitors must check in and out at the front office and wear the Raptor sticker provided, including regular school volunteers.  Doors will be locked for the safety of all stakeholders. Adults 18 and over will need a photo ID on them at all times whenever they enter the building.