All students are provided with the following playground rules at the beginning of the school year:
The Pacific School campus is a “Learning Zone” from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. every day. Pacific School has multiple start and stop times across kindergarten to fifth grade. Please minimize disruptions to the learning environment and keep our students safe by not playing on the playground or chatting in the halls/in front of the classroom doors until after 3:00p.m.
The “Learning Zone” phrase reminds students and adults to respect the learning of all Panthers.
Students may not bring balls, toys, eletronic games, cameras, radios, etc. to school for recess or after school play. These items are often lost or broken and Pacific School is not responsible for lost or broken items.
Knives or sharp objects (of any type, including replicas) may not be brought to school. Possession of air soft guns or knives on school campus may result in suspension or expulsion.
Students may bring cell phones to school for use before and/or after school. Cell phone polices also apply to field trips. If a student uses his/her cell phone during the school day or on a field trip, it will be confiscated. Confiscated phones will be held in the school office until a parent meets with the principal. Pacific School is not responsible for lost, stolen, or broken cell phones.
Students may use the office phone to contact a parent/guardian when appropriate. Students are encouraged to arrange after school activities outside of the school day. If you need to get a message to your child, please call the school office. The office staff will deliver the message and not disrupt the learning process.
We request that students wear clean, appropriate clothing to school. Students should begin the school day clean and well-groomed. If your child’s grooming or clothing detracts from the educational program in the school, we may send your child home and ask that he or she return properly prepared for school.
We request that students wear rubber-soled shoes appropriate for P.E. activities. This is for their safety in the classroom and on the playground. No flip-flops, sandals, jellies, shoes with wheels, cowboy boots, UGG-type boots or smooth-soled dress shoes.
T-shirts with inappropriate sayings or graphics, cutout tank tops, muscle shirts, crop tops, and short-shorts are not allowed. Caps, scarves, and hats may be worn on the playground, but not in the classroom or cafeteria. Hats should not be worn backwards. Please, no bare midriffs or visible underwear for children (and parent volunteers, too).
Please label your child’s jackets, sweaters and lunchboxes with his or her name. Lost items fill our Lost-and-Found containers every year. Pacific cannot assume responsibility for damage or loss of any personal items. The items left in the Lost-and-Found are donated.
Dogs are never allowed anywhere on school property. Animal Control issues citations for any infraction of this school policy. Pacific loves dogs, however, this policy is important for the safety of students and the health/sanitation of school.
Any animal, however, that is necessary under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) will be allowed.