School Rules

All the students at Grand View have the right to a positive, warm and nurturing environment where they can learn and play safely and comfortably. The goal of the Grand View discipline program is to teach every student self-respect, self-discipline, respect for others, and positive social interaction. In order to establish an effective discipline program, it is essential that students understand what behavior is expected of them.

The District will not tolerate any gestures, comments, threats or actions that are written, verbal or physical, which cause, threaten to cause, or are likely to cause, bodily harm or personal degradation.

We ask that all students follow the rules below before, during and after school anywhere on the school grounds as well as to and from school. All school personnel will make every effort to focus on “catching students being good” and will reward them for their good behavior with Great Gator Awards and lots of praise! If after an initial warning a child breaks any of the rules listed below, they will receive a *Grounds Citation, as a reminder of the rules.

  • 1st Grounds Citation benched for remaining recess
  • 2nd Grounds Citation benched for remaining recess and the following 2 recesses
  • 3rd Grounds Citation 5 days of lunch recess
  • 4th Grounds Citation meeting with principal, teacher(s), parent & student

*All citations must be signed by the parent and returned to the classroom teacher the following day.

In accordance with District Policy and state law, students engaging in the following actions will be suspended from school or expelled from the District:

  • Fighting, participating in a fight, or threatening to harm another
  • Defiance of authority or willful disobedience
  • Willful damage to property
  • Possession of drugs or weapons
  • Sexual harassment (Grades 4 & 5)
  • Acts of hate violence (Grades 4 & 5)
  • Threats or intimidation directed against a pupil, group of pupils, or school personnel (Grades 4 & 5)

The following items are not to be brought to school:

  • Play equipment (skateboards)
  • Toys
  • Gum and candy
  • MP3s, radios
  • Hand held devices (Personal video players, PSPs, etc)
  • Beverages in glass containers
  • Carbonated beverages
  • Rollerblades/scooters/roller blade shoes
  • Sharp cutting instruments
  • Shirts/Clothing with inappropriate messages

Hats – may be worn for sun protection during outside activities and recesses. Hats are not to be worn backwards or indoors. Sharing of hats may transit head lice from one student to another. Please avoid!

Students are expected to:

  • Treat others with respect
  • Follow adult directions
  • Use appropriate language
  • Keep hands and feet to self
  • Use playground equipment properly
  • Walk in halls, footpaths and in cafeteria
  • Clean own eating area
  • Use proper manners/etiquette
  • Play in supervised areas
  • Dress and wear shoes appropriate for school

Student Bulletin on Grand View Bullying Policy

Do you know how many students are at Grand View Elementary School? We have over 700 students!

Do you know that hundreds of students at Grand View Elementary school never get a grounds citation for breaking school rules?

This means a big thank you to all students that make good choices at school about following the rules, showing good manners and treating others with respect.

At Grand View, we focus on the positive. Be kind, be safe, be responsible, be honest, be respectful, be logical and supportive. These are the rules by which we live together in our school, homes and community. They apply to you. You can follow these rules.

At Grand View, we will not tolerate bullying of any kind. This includes name-calling, teasing, tattling and gossiping. It is your responsibility to report bullying to your teacher or to your principal. If it happens in your neighborhood, tell your parents.

Children who bully others will receive a grounds citation or be suspended from class/school activities.

At Grand View, it is just as important to learn your reading, math, science and social studies, as it is that you learn to be good human beings, to make good choices, to help without being asked, and to reach out to someone in need. It is your duty as a citizen to stand up for what is right. Remember the six traits emphasizing good character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, citizenship, and caring.