School Policies

Arrival Guidelines

To ensure safe and timely arrival of all students, please follow the directions at all times: 

  • All volunteers and visitors with scheduled appointments on campus must sign-in through the school office. The back gate entrance may not be used by volunteers and visitors for campus entry. The back gate is for students only and parents escorting and signing students into the YMCA.

  • The cafeteria opens at 8:20 a.m. for students eating breakfast only. Students may enter campus through the North High valet drop-off, the front office or back gate. Parents must enter the office from the front of school if leaving meal money.

  • Students in 1st-5th grade are to hang up their backpacks at their classrooms and proceed to the playground. They are not to linger in the hallways. Parents are to say goodbye at the gates or valet.

  • Kindergarten students are to report directly to the cafeteria if eating breakfast or to the playground with their backpacks. Students from room 1 hang their backpacks outside of room 1. Students from all other rooms place their backpacks by room 2 (just inside the kindergarten playground). Parents are to say goodbye at the front gate or valet. Student helpers will escort Kindergarten students from valet to their playground.

  • Valet drop-off operates from 8:20-8:50 a.m. through the North High staff parking lot. Valet at 8:20 a.m. is for students having breakfast only. Valet drop-off for all students from 8:35-8:50 a.m. is the recommended entrance for students arriving by car.

  • Please use caution, drive safely and enter the valet line only when traveling east on 182nd Street. Do not turn left into the lot when traveling west on 182nd Street as this presents a traffic hazard. Carpooling is recommended.

  • The North High parking lot is for staff parking. Please find street parking and walk students to the front gate when arriving if you are not using valet.

 

Dismissal

  • There is no parking, pick-up, or valet service after school in the North High staff parking lot.

  • All children leaving through the front of school need to wait inside the front gate until they see their parent. Parents waiting for siblings need to supervise their children that have been picked up. There is no running around/playing on the front lawn as it is too close to the street.

 

Events

  • All visitors attending school events during school hours must sign-in and sign-out through the office or front gate at the time of the event.
  • Parents are welcome to attend all morning assemblies. Parents are to wait outside the front gates in the courtyard before signing-in and meeting in the Quad.

 

Conflict Resolution

We are working toward helping students improve their interpersonal skills by teaching them different alternatives to solving problems they experience in learning to get along with other children. Before coming to an adult to complain about a problem, we are asking students to use some of the following strategies to try and solve the problem themselves.

Conflict Resolution Strategies

  1. Talk it over. Listen.
  2. Walk away.
  3. Say, "I'm sorry".
  4. Do something else.
  5. Take turns.
  6. Share.
  7. Ignore it.
  8. Ask for help.
  9. Use rock, paper, scissors.

With this plan we hope students will learn skills that will help them throughout life, by developing a sense of responsibility for their behavior. Students will become more confident in their decision-making skills, while they build good self-esteem. 

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Rules & Discipline

We have high expectations for student behavior at Edison. Your child's safety is of utmost importance to us. Please review and discuss these rules with your child periodically during the year to ensure that they understand your support of a safe and orderly school. A copy of these rules is sent home to parents at the beginning of the school year and to each new student when he/she enrolls. Parent and student signatures are required signifying that they have reviewed the school's discipline policy and rules. 

STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO:

  1. Treat all people and things with respect and dignity.
  2. Follow directions of all teachers and staff members.
  3. Use the bathroom and get a drink at recess.
  4. Use appropriate language (no profanity).
  5. Walk in hallways.
  6. Play and run only on the playground.
  7. Stay off of the berm on the playground.
  8. Keep toys at home, this includes fidget spinners.
  9. Keep hands, feet, and objects to self.
  10. Touch only your own backpack and belongings.
  11. Swing in a sitting position, moving back and forth only.
    a. Count to 25 and no count backs on the person. 
  12. Use the bars safely, ten twirls if there is a line.
  13. Respond to the freeze bell immediately by:
    a. Freezing
    b. Walking to your class line
    c. Holding and carrying equipment (no bouncing balls in the halls or swinging ropes etc.).
  14. At dismissal time:
    a. Leave school campus promptly.
    b. If you don't leave, sit inside the front gate while waiting to be picked up. After 10 minutes students will need to go to the office.
    c. If you leave via the back gate and do not see who is picking you up, report to the office.
  15. Walk bikes and scooters on and off of campus, and always wear a helmet.
  16. Keep the campus clean (no littering).

Behavior that may cause harm or injury to another person, such as rock throwing or fighting, is never tolerated. Such matters will be dealt with in a serious manner and may result in suspension from school.

Edison Elementary School has a standardized consistent program of rewards and consequences for behavior. All students following our "Keep It Real", Respect, Empathy, Awareness, Learning, will be rewarded with "Edison Eagles" slips and will be entered in a drawing for a reward. 

Students who do not follow school rules will have to attend detention or will receive additional consequences. Detention is 20 minutes after school. If your child breaks a school rule, he/she will notify you with a detention slip, which you must sign and return to school. Your child will serve detention the following school day. If your child fails to return the signed slip your child's teacher will give him/her a new detention slip assigning 2 days of detention instead of one. If there is no response at this point then you will receive a phone call from your child's teacher. 

 

School Climate

Students enjoy a positive climate for learning. Listed below are some ways in which this is achieved:

  • Assemblies are held most mornings in the "quad" with awards given for citizenship, scholarship, and special effort.
  • Students from several upper-grade classes choose to become "buddies" to primary students. These shared activities help build self-esteem in both older and younger children.
  • Numerous students assist as cafeteria helpers, office helpers, messengers, and tutors. Such activities help all students develop leadership skills.
  • Selected fifth-grade students participate in a Conflict Manager Program. They receive training and are responsible for mediating some student problems.

 

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Homework

Homework is seen as a continuation of classroom instruction from material covered in the classroom. Parents are encouraged to work with the teachers to develop a sense of responsibility for homework by their child or children. Homework is assigned on a regular basis for the time allocation recommended by District policy, as indicated.

Kindergarten     20-40 minutes per week

Grades 1-3       1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours per week

Grades 4-5       3 hours 20 minutes to 4 hours per week