Code of Conduct & Rules
IS IT SAFE, IS IT COURTEOUS, IS IT MY BEST WORK
DISCIPLINE at Brook Knoll is to help each child build a positive
self-image, to learn, and to grow cooperatively with others.
Each day starts a new and clean experience for each child.
References to previous mistakes are avoided whenever possible.
Our discipline expectations are listed below:
Listen to and obey adults employed by the school; teachers,
aides, volunteers, parents, etc.
Follow directions and obey school and classroom rules. When
school or classroom rules are broken, the child can expect
consequences. Whenever possible we deal with discipline problems
at school. On occasions, however, in order to maintain an
adequate learning environment for the other children we may
find it necessary to remove a child who causes a serious disturbance.
On these occasions, the principal or the teacher will call
a parent, either at home or work, and ask the parent to come
and take the child home. We ask that on these occasions, you
talk with your child about the situation and use the kind
of discipline that is uniquely effective with your child.
Parents help a great deal by reinforcing school rules at every
opportunity and by expressing positive feelings about school
to their children. The rules and consequences are posted in
Scotts Valley Unified School District strives to have our
schools safe and orderly. As part of our Safe Schools plan
we enforce rules for suspension and expulsion as outlined
in Education Code and district policy. Please refer to the
separate flier listing the regulations for suspension and
Listed below are the general rules for the entire school:
TARDIES: It is imperative children arrive at school on time
(8:15 intermediate; 8:20 primary and AM kindergarten; 11:55
PM kindergarten). When children arrive late, it is disruptive
and disrespectful to other members of the classroom and the
teacher. Children who are tardy miss instruction. This instruction
must be repeated for the benefit of the child who is tardy,
thereby interrupting total class progress.
CONSEQUENCES FOR TARDIES: The teacher may take the option
to have the child make up double time he/she has missed. A
student who is consistently late will be sent to the office
and parents will be called to assist us in solving this problem.
TARDY FROM RECESS: The classroom teacher will decide the
consequence. (“You owe me 3 minutes”) - cleared
on an hourly basis.
LUNCHTIME: The lunchtime expectations include:
1. All children will eat in assigned areas.
2. All children will wait to be excused by the person(s) on
3. All litter will be placed in trashcans.
4. Throwing of food will not be tolerated.
5. All children will stay on their designated playground and
out of the corridors and parking lot.
6. No glass containers on campus during lunchtime or recess.
PLAYGROUND: The playground expectations include:
1. Use of appropriate language and gestures.
2. No fighting or rough play.
3. No throwing of rocks, sand or dirt.
4. Listening to and obeying playground supervisors immediately.
5. Obeying rules of safety in games and in use of playground
equipment. (These will be explained to the students in detail.)
6. Playing in designated areas and not in the courtyard, parking
lot, or bathrooms.
7. Using the slides correctly. (No walking up or down the
8. Sitting on the swings.
9. Playing away from the swings (not under them).
10. Jumping off the swings is not allowed.
11. Skateboards, skates, skateshoes, frisbees or yo-yos are
12. No hardballs or bats.
13. No toy guns, pocketknives or caps.
14. Sandbanks, trees or fences are “off limits”.
BATHROOMS: The bathroom expectations include:
1. No playing in bathrooms.
2. No throwing or unnecessary use of toilet paper or paper
3. Flush toilets/urinals after use
CONSEQUENCES FOR BREAKING LUNCHTIME/PLAYGROUND/BATHROOM RULES
1. The student will be immediately “benched”
for 10 minutes.
2. A behavior record form will be given by yard duty personnel
to teacher, and/or counselor/principal.
3. Repeated behavior or Ed. Code violations will result in
a behavior referral to the office.
4. Repeated violations will result in increased consequences,
and behavior which violates State Ed. Codes may result in
the parent/guardian being asked to come take your child home
for the remainder of the day or the length of a suspension.
LIBRARY: Children are expected to:
1. Have a library pass.
2. Use soft voices.
3. Bring no food into the library.
4. Return or renew books on time.
CONSEQUENCES FOR BREAKING LIBRARY RULES
2. Student must leave library.
3. Student may not check out a book until all books are returned
and/or fine is paid.
GOING AND COMING TO SCHOOL:
1. Do not go over or under the fence.
2. Once at school no one may leave the campus, unless checked
out by the parent/guardian.
3. Walk all bikes on and off campus.
CONSEQUENCES FOR GOING AND COMING TO SCHOOL
1. Classroom teacher is notified.
2. Classroom teacher will decide the consequences.
3. If student continues to break these rules, parents will
be notified by the principal or teacher.
In order for the children to understand we have your support,
we need you to read and discuss these rules and consequences
with your child.
Again, discipline is to teach students that every behavior
has a consequence. Rules are for everyone’s safety.
An orderly environment gives a student safety and security.
Please help us make our school and playgrounds safe.
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Suspension and Expulsion Regulations
Scotts Valley Unified School District strives
to have our schools safe and orderly. As part of our Safe
Schools plan we enforce rules for suspension and expulsion
as outlined in Education Code and District policy. Each site
also has school rules and consequences that align with district
regulations on suspension and expulsion. Students may be subject
to suspension or expulsion for committing any of the acts
1. Caused, attempted to cause, or threatened to cause physical
injury to another person (Education Code 48900(a)) (Mandatory
recommendation for expulsion if serious physical injury occurs,
except in self defense.)
2. Possessed, sold, or otherwise furnished any firearm, knife,
explosive, or other dangerous object unles, in the case of
possession of any object of this type, the student had obtained
written permission to possess the item from a certificate
of school employee, with the principal or designee's concurrence
(Education Code 48900(c)) (Mandatory expulsion.)
3. Unlawfully possessed, used, sold, or otherwise furnished,
or was under the influence of, any controlled substance as
defined in the Health and Safety Code 11053-11058, alcolholic
beverage, or intoxicant of any kind (Education Code 48900(c))
(Mandatory recommendation for expulsion.)
4. Unlawfully offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell any
controlled substance as defined in Health and Safety Code
11053-11058, alcoholic beverage or intoxicant of any kind,
and then sold, delivered, or otherwise furnished to any person
another liquid, substance or material and represented same
as controlled substance, alcohol beverage or intoxicant (Education
Code 48900(d)) (Mandatory expulsion.)
5. Committed or attempted to commit robbery or extortion
(Education Code 48900(e)) (Mandatory recommendation for expulsion.)
6. Caused or attempted to cause damage to school property
or private property (Education Code 48900(f))
7. Stole or attempted to steal school property or private
property (Education Code 48900(g))
8. Possessed or used tobacco or any products containing tobacco
or nicotine products, including but not limited to cigars,
cigarettes, miniature cigars, clove cigarettes, smokeless
tobacco, snuff, chew packets and betel. This restriction shall
not prohibit a student from using or possessing his/her own
prescription products. (Education Code 48900(h))
9. Committed an obscene act or engaged in habitual profanity
or vulgarity (Education Code 48900(I))
10. Unlawfully possessed or unlawfully offered, arranged,
or negotiated to sell any drug paraphernalia, as defined in
Section 11014.5 of the Health and Safety Code (Education Code
11. Disrupted school activities or otherwise willfully defied
the valid authority of supervisors, teachers, administrators,
other school officials, or other school personnel engaged
in the performance of their duties (Education Code 48900(k))
12. Knowingly received stolen school property or private
property (Education Code 48900(l))
13. Possessed an imitation firearm, i.e. a replica of a firearm
that is so substantially similar in physical properties to
an existing firearm as to lead a reasonable person to conclude
that the replica is a firearm (Education Code 48900(m))
Students in grades 4 through 12 are also subject to suspension
or recommendation for expulsion for any of the acts listed
14. Committed sexual harassment as defined in Education Code
212.5 (Education Code 48900.2)
15. Caused, attempted to cause, threatened to cause, or participated
in an act of hate violence as defined in Education Code 33032.5
(Education Code 48900.3)
16. Intentionally harassed, threatened or intimidated a student
or group of students to the extent of having the actual and
reasonably expected effect of materially disrupting glasswork,
creating substantial disorder, and invading student rights
by creating an intimidating or hostile educational environment
(Education Code 48900.4)
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