All students are expected to follow the Mistral Way: Be Safe, Be Respectful, and Be Responsible.
All adults and students are expected to treat one another with kindness and respect. Conflicts should be resolved calmly without physical contact. If students cannot resolve their conflicts independently, they are expected to seek the assistance of a yard supervisor, teacher, or principal. In student disagreements or discipline situations, each student is allowed to give his/her point of view. A fair resolution to situations is the goal.
Toys, small collectible items, stuffed animals and other objects from home may not be brought to school unless there is a special classroom event and the teacher has given permission. This prevents toys and items from being broken, damaged or lost.
The state Education Code lists certain offenses as not tolerable at school. These offenses can result in immediate suspension or expulsion of the student.
- Unlawfully possessing, using, selling or furnishing or being under the influence of any controlled substance, alcohol, or intoxicant of any kind.
- Smoking or possession of tobacco.
- Any willful destruction of school or personal property.
- Any threat or use of force or violence to persons.
- Profanity or other vocal abuse directed towards another person.
- Possession of dangerous or deadly weapons.
Research has found a high correlation between the way children dress and their behavior in school. Students are to dress appropriately for participation in a variety of school activities. Personal cleanliness and neatness are expected. We understand that at times, it may be difficult because of current style and trends, but the dress code contributes to an orderly and focused learning environment. A dress code also helps students develop standards for their personal appearance.
Please consider that our students are young and many of the current fashion trends are geared to teenagers who have a different maturity level and a different perspective on life. We want our students to be children, not smaller replicas of their teenage siblings.
- Above all, consider comfort and the ability to run and play.
- Students need a sweater, sweatshirt or jacket for cooler weather.
- Make sure that first/last name and room number are somewhere on the label of outerwear.
- Tank tops with thin (less than one inch) straps. No strapless or spaghetti strap type tops.
- No “basketball” or muscle man tee shirts unless under another shirt.
- Skirts shorter than mid-thigh.
- Pants with waistbands not worn at waist. A belt must be worn if pants cannot stay at/above hips.
- Backless sandals, flip-flops, or shoes with no backs. Shoes must be attached to feet and suitable for running. This is a safety feature.
- Too short shorts. Shorts must be at fingertip length when arms are held at sides.
- See-through, fishnet blouses/shirts or bare midriffs (tops must meet whatever is worn on the bottom, covering torso); no off-shoulder tops.
- Clothing with offensive pictures or writing. These include reference to drugs, alcohol, skeletons, certain nationalities, religions and violence.
- Swim/beachwear and exercise wear.
- Hats, caps and sunglasses inside classrooms or buildings (unless there is a medical reason).
- Holes, rips or tears in clothing.
- Makeup should not be worn to school. Save something for middle school!
- No visible tattoos of any kind.
- Chains of any kind and clothing or jewelry with protrusions that could be considered dangerous.
Students who come to school wearing inappropriate clothing will be asked to contact a parent to bring a change of clothing to school. The school principal and/or classroom teacher will determine appropriate school dress.
The following items should not be in a student’s possession at school:
- Handheld computer games, CD players, or other portable electronic
- Chewing gum.
- Cash. There is nothing to buy at school except breakfast and lunch.
- Hazardous items, such as matches, cap guns, air guns, and any type
- Any item that interferes with instruction time or creates conflict during recess or lunch as determined by the teachers and/or principals.