- Dress Code
- Emergency Procedures
- Bikes, Skateboards, Skates
- Health and Safety
- School Closure
- Lunch Room
- Phone Use
- Progress Reports
- Electronic Devices
We take pride in the appearance of our students. Dress reflects the quality of the school. We expect students to maintain the type of appearance that is not distracting to teachers or other students and does not disturb the orderly educational process of the school. This policy is in line with Davis School District Policy 11R-108. Students are expected to adhere to the appearance standards listed below.
•Tank tops, halter tops, spaghetti straps and midriff tops are not allowed. Shorts and skirts must be hemmed and not higher than the fingertips when arms are at the side and/or 4 inches above the knee. Leggings must be worn with skirts not meeting this description.
•Pants that are baggy, saggy or oversized may not be worn. Pajama pants are not appropriate at school.
•Clothing which displays obscene, vulgar, lewd, disrespectful or sexually explicit words, messages or pictures, clothing that can be identified as “gang related”, and clothing which shows an illegal substance are not allowed.
•Clothing that depicts gang attire or worn in gang attire manner, will not be allowed.
•Hats may be worn to and from school, but not inside the classroom.
•Shoes appropriate for vigorous play at recess and during PE are required. Slippers and flip flops are not appropriate for school. If a student wears sandals or open-toe shoes to school, they must have an alternate pair of shoes available (at school) for PE and recess periods.
•Extreme hairstyle or hair colors are prohibited; hair colors must be natural. Pink, Purple, Green, Blue, etc. will not be allowed.
•Exaggerated cosmetics, body paint, or body piercing are prohibited.
•Clothing attachments or accessories which could be considered weapons are prohibited.
An emergency plan has been developed which will insure the maximum efficiency and safety for evacuation of the building during drills or actual emergencies. Instructions are posted in each classroom to follow during fire, earthquake, and other emergencies. Drills are performed regularly and are to be taken seriously. Students are expected to maintain quiet classroom conduct throughout the entire drill. Parents are asked to complete an Emergency Card for their student listing names of those adults who could check out their child in an emergency. In the case of an emergency, students will ONLY be released to persons 18 years or older and who are named on the Emergency Card. It is the responsibility of parents to notify the school of any changes in contact information.
Bikes, Skateboards, Skates
Students who ride bikes to school should park them in a bike rack and lock them up for protection. Roller blades, rollers skates, skateboards are not to be brought to school. Scooters are discouraged as there is no secure place for their storage. They must be parked at the bike rack (locked is advised). Students must walk their bikes on school property to avoid injury to pedestrians.
Health and Safe School Policies
Students do their best work at school if they are in the best possible physical and emotional health. Although parents have the primary responsibility for their child’s health, school personnel are available to assist parents in maintaining, improving and promoting the health of their school-age child. The following policies have been set up to help accomplish this.
•Utah immunization laws require that all immunizations be current. Without proof of immunization, your child will not be allowed to attend school unless an exemption based upon personal/religious practice is on file.
•Students who are ill should not attend school to reduce the risk of infecting others. If a student becomes ill at school, parents will be called. If a parent is unable to take the student home, they will be allowed to rest in the office sick bed.
•Students are not permitted to possess drugs, alcohol, tobacco products, or weapons (pretend or real). Anyone found to possess any of these items at school will be referred to district case management or to local authorities.
•Harassment and fighting are not tolerated in school and could result in suspension.
•Snowballs should not be thrown on school property. Thrown objects can hurt people and damage property.
•Please refer to Creekside School-wide Discipline Point System and “Statement of Nondiscrimination and Notice of Polices” (in following pages) for more detailed information.
School Closure Policy
In the event of severely inclement weather or mechanical breakdown, school may be closed or the starting time delayed. The same conditions may also necessitate early dismissal from school. School closure, delayed starting time, or early dismissal will be announced over local radio and television stations. Reports in the morning will be between 6:00 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. If no report is heard, it can be assumed that school will be in session. It is assumed that parents will make the final decision on whether their child can safely come to school according to weather reports/conditions.
We believe homework is an extension of the learning process. We recommend each student have a plan, place, and procedure for homework. Parents should regularly check 'MYDSD' for student assignment status including missing assignments. Check teacher’s individual disclosures for homework procedures. Students who will be out of school for vacation and/or travel may request homework from the teacher and it is expected that make-up work will be completed within a week of returning to school unless special arrangements are made.
Lunch Room Policy
Lunch payments are made directly to the Davis District Nutrition Department. Money or checks may also be paid directly to the lunchroom clerk at Creekside. Teachers will gather these payments each morning and forward them to the lunch clerk. Students will be provided a note when lunch account is depleted or low. Lunch will not be provided for students without lunch credit. Students are welcome to bring home lunch and purchase milk through the lunch clerk.
Students at Creekside have a 20 minute recess prior to being served lunch. Hand sanitizer is provided at the lunchroom entry for student use. Students have a 20 minute lunch period.
The lunchroom at Creekside is a convenience for faculty, staff, students, and district personnel. As such, students enter the lunchroom in a respectful and organized manner. Lunchroom supervisors are available to assist students and help them be seated. Students are expected to use quiet voices, be respectful, and remain seated at their table until excused by the lunchroom supervisor. To help maintain a clean and inviting area, students are asked to dispose of leftovers and waste in garbage cans before they exit the lunch area. All food is to be consumed before leaving the lunchroom.
Telephones are available in every classroom and the office for school use and for emergencies. Students may use a school telephone only with teacher permission. Cellular phones, pagers, walkie talkies and other electronic communications devices are to be turned off and left in student backpacks during the school day. If these items are activated during the school day, teachers will retain them until parents pick them up (first offense) or turn item over to administration.
End of term progress reports will be available on line through 'MYDSD' the Friday following the end of each term. In addition, teachers may choose to give out interim progress reports. Parents may be required to sign reports and return them to the teacher. Twice a year, SEP conferences will be scheduled for each student and their parents to join with the teacher to celebrate the student’s progress. Parents are encouraged to call or meet with teachers to discuss questions or concerns regarding school achievement or behavior at other times if needed.
Creekside Electronic Device Policy
(Revised: March 9, 2009)
Electronic devices have become a common means of communication and information access in today's society. However, these devices have the potential of disrupting the orderly operation of the school. The school has therefore created this policy to govern the possession and use of electronic devices on school premises, during school hours, at school sponsored activities, and on school transportation.
For purposes of this policy "Electronic Device" means a privately owned device that is used for audio, video, or text communication or any other type of computer or computer-like instrument. Electronic Devices may include but are not limited to:
1. Existing and emerging mobile communication systems, and smart technologies (cell phones, smartphones, walkie-talkies, pagers, etc.);
2. Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) (Palm organizers, pocket PCs, etc.);
3. Handheld entertainment systems (video games, CD players, compact DVD players, MP3 players, iPods, Walkman devices, etc.)' and
4. Any other convergent communication technologies that do any number of the previously mentioned functions;
5. Current or emerging wireless handheld technologies or portable information technology systems that can be used for word processing, wireless Internet access, image capture/recording, sound recording and information transmitting/receiving/storing, etc.
Possession and Use
Students may possess and use electronic devices at school subject to the following:
1. Students may possess electronic devices at school and school sponsored activities.
2. Use of electronic devices during the school day, including pass-time between classes and lunch-time and/or recess is prohibited. They must be completely powered down, turned off and kept out of sight.
3. Students may use electronic devices before 8:40 a.m. and after the final bell of the school day OUTSIDE of the school building, on school sidewalks, parking lots, and fields so long as they do not create a distraction or disruption.
4. Use of electronic devices on school buses is prohibited.
5. At no time may electronic devices be used in rest room
Electronics devices shall not be used in a way that threatens, humiliates, harasses, or intimidates school-related individuals, including students, employees, and visitors, or violates local, state, or federal law.
Electronic devices may not be used during the Utah Performance Assessment System for Students assessments unless specifically allowed by law, student IEP, or assessment directions.
If a student violates this policy, his/her electronic device may be confiscated. When an employee confiscates an electronic device under this policy, he/she shall take reasonable measures to label and secure the device and turn the device over to a school administrator as soon as the employee's duties permit.
The electronic device will be released/returned to the student's parent or guardian, after the student has complied with any other disciplinary consequence that is imposed.
Potential Disciplinary Actions
Disciplinary action that may be taken:
1. A students who violates this policy will have device confiscated. Device may be confiscated for increasing periods of time for subsequent violations.
2. A student who violates this policy may be prohibited from possession of an electronic device at school or school-related events.
3. Violation of this policy can result in discipline up to and including suspension or expulsion, and notification of law enforcement authorities.
4. Disciplinary consequences consistent with the school wide discipline program.
Security of Devices
Students shall be personally and solely responsible for the security of electronic devices brought to school. The school shall not assume responsibility for theft, loss, damage, or unauthorized calls made with an electronic device. If devices are loaned to or borrowed and misused by non-owners, device owners are jointly responsible for the misuse or policy violation(s).
Individuals choosing to report a violation of this policy should contact a school administrator. Names
of those reporting will be kept confidential.
Prohibitions on Audio Recording
Camera or audio recording functions of electronic devices may pose threats to the personal privacy of individuals, used to exploit personal information, and or compromise the integrity of educational programs. Accordingly, the use of the audio recording or camera functions of electronic devices is strictly prohibited on school premises without prior approval from administration or teacher.
With prior approval of the principal, the above prohibitions may be relaxed under the following circumstances:
1. The use is specifically required to implement a student's current and valid IEP'
2. The use is at the direction of a teacher for educational purposes;
3. The use is determined by the principal to be necessary for other special circumstances, health-related reasons, or emergency.