1. Fighting will not be tolerated at Mulberry School nor can the school recognize any excuse for it. Therefore, jumping on other students, head-locks, pushing and other forms of horse play that can cause bad feelings are not to be allowed at any time. Contact games such as wrestling, tackle football, keep-away, crack-the-whip, dodge ball, crossfire, etc. can cause injury and are not allowed.
2. Name calling and other activities which cause hard feelings are not allowed by both adults and students. Continued teasing and harassment will not be allowed.
3. Mud, dirt, sticks, rocks and other items which can cause injury are not to be carried around or thrown by students.
4. Students are not to bring gum, soda, energy drinks or candy to school.
5. Students in possession of knives, darts, slingshots, guns of any kind or any type of weapon that could cause injury at school are subject to immediate suspension and possible expulsion. School personnel are to confiscate any weapons that do show up, turn them in to the office, and bring the student to the principal.
6. Students suspected of possessing or under the influence of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs will be escorted to the office by an adult and kept under direct supervision until the principal can be contacted. The Sheriffs Office will be contacted and will interview the student if any drugs or alcohol are found. Possession or being under the influence of alcohol or drugs is subject to immediate suspension and possible expulsion.
7. Defacing or destroying school property will not be allowed. This includes pulling branches off trees, writing on any school property including the bus, etc.. Throwing balls against buildings is not allowed. Students are not allowed to take pencils, crayons, or markers outside at recess. They should not bring markers or white-out of any kind to school.
8. Students are not to bring any toys, and electronic devices including games, radios or other items of value to school. The school does not have the time to pursue stolen property or assist a youngster in recovering losses resulting from breakage due to accident or malicious mischief. Students are not to bring video games to school. Items brought to school without permission are subject to confiscation by school authorities.
9. Students who wish to bring pets to share with the class must first make arrangements with the teacher, at least one day before bringing the animal. Adults should be in charge of bringing and taking the animal home.
10. Recesses: During recesses and lunch period, all students are to play on the designated playground areas. Students are not to be between the buildings. Bathrooms are not play areas. Students are not to be in the hallways and classrooms unsupervised.
11. No Displays of Affection.
1. Follow directions the first time they are given
2. Wait for permission to dump trash and be dismissed from your table.
3.Upper grades wait for primary dismissal before dumping trash.
4. Do not throw food, paper, straws, etc.
5. Walk, don’t run. No pushing or playing in line.
6. Clean up your space after eating.
1. Follow directions of person on duty and general rules of Mulberry School.
2. Stay in assigned areas during play periods.
3. Use equipment correctly and as directed.
4. No fighting or name-calling, no horse-play or rough play which might lead to fights.
5. Keep your hands and feet to yourself.
6. When the bell rings; stop playing, bouncing balls, etc. Go immediately to the classroom. Walk, do not run on the sidewalk areas.
7. No gum or candy.
1. During recesses youngsters are not to be among the buildings, in the corridors or in the classrooms (unless under direct supervision of a teacher). Pupils are to be on the playground in designated play areas.
2. At lunch recess, K-3 students are to play in the primary play yard. Grades 4-8 students are to play in designated areas only.
3. The adult on yard duty in an area is in complete charge of that area and the activities taking place in that area.
4. Adults on yard duty will blow a three minute warning whistle in order that drinks and bathroom needs are completed before the final bell rings. Students line up immediately after the bell and go directly to the classrooms.
5. The storage and shed areas are definitely off-limits to all students. No walking or sitting on the edge of the fields by the trees or around the bleachers on the west side of the field except under the direct supervision of a teacher.
PLAYGROUND EOUIPMENT SAFETY
1. Swings: Pupils using swings are to swing straight. Pupils are not to “bail out”, twist swings up higher, twist in swings while swinging, stand up in swings, throw swing belts over the top bar, or climb the poles of the swing, etc. Students are to swing facing the play equipment.
2. Jump ropes: Care should be taken when “jumping in” or “jumping out” to avoid tripping or hitting neck areas. Ropes are not to be used to tie up or pull students.
3. Bars (chinning and parallel): Pupils are not to sit or stand up on top of these bars, nor jump from the bars. Students are to go in one direction and one at a time.
4. Balls: Playground balls were designated for specific uses. Any variation must be through the consent of the teacher or yard duty person.
A. Colored playground balls: Bouncing games. No kicking!
B. Volleyballs: Volleyball and bouncing games only. No kicking! Care should be taken about using volleyballs when courts are wet. Volleyballs are very expensive and are easily damaged in water.
C. Soccerballs, Kickballs: These are the balls designated for kicking games. They are not to be thrown at anyone, such as ball tag. Soccerballs and Kickballs are not to be kicked on the concrete areas.
D. Basketballs: Basketball only. These should stay on the basketball court and are not to be kicked or thrown at anyone.
E. Softballs and bats are not to be taken out during recess.
F. Footballs: Footballs are to be used only with the permission of the adult on duty. Students may play touch football only, no rough play allowed.
5. Running games, kicking games, softball, catch, etc., are not to be played in and around the swings, or other stationary playground equipment, or on the concrete areas.
HALLS AND RESTROOMS
1. No student is to be on the playground before 8:10. Students are to go to the cafeteria as soon as they arrive at school. Students not eating breakfast are to wait quietly in the cafeteria until dismissed.
2. Students are to use restrooms in the main school building area.
3. Students are to get drinks and use the restrooms at recess. Teachers will discourage unsupervised use of the restrooms during class time.
A. Pupils are not to loiter and play in restrooms.
B. Pupils are not to take equipment into the restrooms.
4. Pupils are to walk, not run in the halls and sidewalk areas.
5. Jumping rope, playing catch and bouncing balls on the sidewalks is not allowed. Students are not to bounce or kick balls against the walls of buildings or inside the summerhouse.
Mulberry Elementary School - Brawley CA - 760 344 8600 - 1391 Rutherford Rd. Brawley, CA 92233