Playground Rules

PRIMARY PLAYGROUND RULES

  • The Freeze Bell stops all games and play
  • Corridors are off limits before school, during recesses and lunch
  • All students must walk in the corridors
  • Students must use school equipment – no equipment from home
  • Tackle, tag, chase, and “play-fight” games are not allowed

Swings

Sit facing the playground Swing back and forth – no twisting, twirling or sideways swinging Count to 30 when waiting to swing; no count backs – count on someone new No jumping – bring the swing to a stop and step off

Sand

Do not throw or “flick” sand Fill in all holes before leaving the area Do not destroy other’s work Stop digging when you “meet dirt”

Tetherball

No hanging on the ropes No sitting on the ball

Dome
 
No playing under the dome No standing on the top of the dome or jumping off

Slide, Poles, Crossing Bars

One person at a time on the slide and poles Slide on your bottom, feet first Go down only – do not climb up the slide
One person at a time goes across the crossing bars No jumping off at the top or running on the stairs

Balls - Rubber balls are for hand ball, throwing, bouncing, socking – NO KICKING rubber balls.

Jump rope - Use the rope for jumping only.

Handball - Use wooden handball wall only; the building walls are not to be used for any ball games

FREEZE BELL

  • Sand Area - Get off all equipment, walk to the edge of the grass, freeze, and listen.
  • Grass or Blacktop
  • Stop, freeze, and listen

 
UPPER GRADE PLAYGROUND RULES

  • The freeze bell stops all games and play
  • Hallways and corridors are off limits before school and during recesses and lunch
  • All students must walk in hallways and corridors
  • Students must use school equipment – no equipment from home
  • Tackle, tag, chase or “play-fight” games are not allowed

Swings

Sit facing the blacktop and swing back and forth only You must swing on the swings - no sitting, spinning, or twisting Only one person may be on each seat at a time If no swings are free, you may count on another student Count 30 swings (back and forth); no count backs No jumping! Bring the swing to a complete stop and step off.

Sand

No throwing or flicking sand Do not destroy other people's projects Fill in the holes when you leave

Bars

One person on a bar at a time Hold on with both hands - no standing on the bars Count to 60 to get a turn

Crossing Bars

One person at a time on the bars The line starts at the end closest to the drinking fountains Go in one direction only
No climbing on top of bars

Balls

Use only school balls The person who takes out the ball returns it

BEFORE SCHOOL PLAYGROUND RULES

  • Blacktop and sand areas only
  • No sand if it is wet
  • Hallways, corridors, USA map, and areas behind portables and shed are out of bounds
  • No grass before school
  • Soccer and kick balls are not allowed before school
  • No kickback, ricochet, or kickball basketball