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Standards of Conduct

A safe and respectful learning environment requires certain rules. We must ensure the safety and well-being of a large number of children in a variety of activities and settings. We expect all students to observe the following standards of conduct.


  1. Students will respect the feelings, rights, and property of others. They will act and speak courteously to other students and adults.
  2. Students will follow directions the first time they are given by a staff member.
  3. Hallways and Sidewalks – Students are to walk, not run, as they move from area to area or building to building. Students may not be in the halls before school begins or during recess.
  4. Restrooms – Orderly conduct is expected at all times. Restrooms are not play areas. Students are not to be noisy or to loiter. Misuse or vandalism of these facilities is prohibited.
  5. Cafeteria – Behavior in the cafeteria is supervised by educational assistants as part of the student’s instructional time. Students will follow the procedures specified by the assistants while entering, eating, and leaving.
  6. Playground – Swings are to be used by one child at a time. Twisting and jumping from it or other unsafe behaviors are not acceptable.

Slides are to be used by one child at a time. Children are to be seated and go down feet first. Throwing things on the slide, running up/down the slide or interfering in anyway with the safe passage of another child sliding is Prohibited.
Bars are for climbing and exploring. Unsafe practices include: jumping off, standing on the top, or otherwise interfering with person using the bars.
Small Equipment such as balls and jump ropes must be used safely and in the designated areas.

Student Arrival Time

Parents please remember that school grounds are open to students at 8:35 a.m., this is when there is direct scheduled supervision for our students. There is NO adult supervision until 8:35 a.m. Any students seen on school grounds before 8:35 a.m. will have their names given to the school principal and/or counselor so that contact may be made with parents/ guardians, Child Protective Services, etc. Students may go to the playground between 8:35 a.m.-8:50 a.m. This is the ONLY place open to students with adult supervision.

Student Insurance

The State of New Mexico laws are such that a school district cannot assume liability for costs incurred in student accidents. For this reason, the Board of Education makes a student accident insurance policy available to all regularly enrolled students of the school system. The coverage, which is low in cost and optional, is explained in brochures available in the office.

Students Possessions

Personal belongings should always be marked. Unclaimed items are placed in the “Lost and Found” and turned over to a clothing bank at the end of the year. Children should leave toys at home unless the teacher has a special assignment. The school cannot assume responsibility for any lost, damaged, or stolen items. Weapons of any kind, whether real or imitation, are prohibited and will be confiscated.

Student Transportation

Riding the bus is a privilege. Your school and your bus driver appreciate and expect appropriate conduct and good citizenship. Cooperating with your driver will result in the safety of all who ride the school bus. The following regulations are taken from the State of New Mexico School Bus Driver Regulations Handbook 77-12:

  1. The driver is in full charge of the students when they are on the bus. The students must obey the driver promptly.
  2. Students should never stand in the traveled portion of the roadway while waiting for the school bus.
  3. Students who must walk a distance to meet the bus should walk on the side of the road to their left, facing traffic.
  4. The use of tobacco, drugs, or alcoholic beverages shall not be permitted.

Be kind with your words and actions.


Read a book along the way.


Well prepared!
Use this time to study for a test.


Sit, be quiet, and look forward.
Keep your hands and feet to yourself at all times.