B. Miller School
What makes Miller a 2006 Distinguished School is our knowledgeable and caring teachers, our great parents, and our students eager to learn!! Now that we have been nominated for 2010 Distinguished School status, we need to shore up a few things, and your role as a parent is vital! Its time to review rules and procedures.
Rules and Procedures
The following school procedures and rules have been implemented to provide a safe and orderly instructional environment. Please review these procedures and rules and keep this newsletter on hand for reference.
A copy of the District's Zero Tolerance policy and other information is provided in the packet given to each student on the first day of school or with the enrollment packet if they are new to the school. The sign-off form should have been signed by you to indicate that you received the notices and your child should have returned the form to the teacher.
CAMPUS SECURITY&CLASSROOM VISITS
Staff members wear orange vests when on duty, during drills, and in any type of emergency.
There is no foot traffic through our school campus for junior high and high school students in the morning.
All of the perimeter gates to the campus are closed and locked during the time that school is in session.
Only 2 gates will remain open for entry and exit every day
. The front gate and the center field gate. These gates are easily supervised and are within sight of all staff.
Students are not to be on campus prior to 8:00 a.m. and students are to leave campus promptly at dismissal times.
Primary students are not to wait for upper grade siblings, there is no playground supervision at that time.
Family members waiting for their children to go to the classroom in the morning, or to be dismissed at the end of the day, must remain in the parent waiting areas by one of the gates.
For the safety of everyone's children, only adult employees are to be in the hallways or outside classrooms during school hours.
All visitors need to use the front entrance during the school day. For security and safety reasons, we ask that you come to the office to sign in any time you are on campus. Parents are welcome and encouraged to visit school.
Parents/Visitors are not to go to classrooms at any time without signing in at the office, this includes before and after school or just to drop something off.
Parents who are volunteering or visiting a classroom must check in at the office upon arrival, and
will be asked to sign in and put on a visitor (pink) or volunteer (green) sticker.
Please contact your child's teacher for an appropriate visitation date and time. We ask that you limit your visit to approximately 20 minutes
The Governing Board encourages parents/guardians and interested members of the community to visit the schools and view the educational program.
To ensure minimum interruption of the instructional program, the Superintendent or designee shall establish procedures which facilitate visits during regular school days. Visits during school hours should be first arranged with the teacher and principal or designee. If a conference is desired, an appointment should be set with the teacher during noninstructional time.
To ensure the safety of students and staff and avoid potential disruptions, all visitors shall register immediately upon entering any school building or grounds when school is in session.
For purposes of school safety and security, the principal or designee may design a visible means of identification for visitors while on school premises.
No electronic listening or recording device may be used by students or visitors in a classroom without the teacher and principal's permission. (Education Code 51512)
(cf. 5144 - Discipline)
Loitering or Causing Disturbance
Any person who is not a member of the school staff or student body and who loiters on or about any school building or grounds without permission or who causes or threatens to cause a disturbance, may be guilty of a misdemeanor and prosecuted according to law. It is required that all visitors register in the office of the principal immediately upon entering on school grounds.
32210 Willful disturbance of public school or meeting
32211 Threatened disruption or interference with classes; misdemeanor
32212 Classroom interruptions
35160 Authority of governing boards
35292 Visits to schools (board members)
51512 Prohibited use of electronic listening or recording device
1070 Refusal to disclose news source
230.8 Discharge or discrimination for taking time off
627-627.10 Access to school premises, especially:
627.2 Necessity of registration by outsider
627.7 Misdemeanors; punishment
ATTORNEY GENERAL OPINIONS
95 Ops.Cal.Atty.Gen. 509 (1996)
Policy CENTRALIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: February 12, 2008 Buena Park, California
SAFETY BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL
We place extreme importance on your child's safety. Although several safety programs are offered through the school, we ask that parents make sure that their children observe safe practices outside of school such as taking safe routes to and from school, observing bicycle safety, refraining from talking to strangers, and not going to a friend's home without permission.
Safe routes to school and crosswalks must be used. Students are expected to go directly home after dismissal.
Students and adults are not to walk through the parking lot-Use the sidewalks around the perimeter.
Students are not allowed to leave campus at any time without approval from the office.
Roller blades, heelies, skateboards, or scooters are
NOT to be brought to school nor used on the campus.
Parents waiting for children are to observe legal parking requirements. Please drop children at the curb only. If you are parking your car, please park in a marked stall or on an adjacent street.
DO NOT PARK YOUR CAR IN TRAFFIC LANES. Do not allow children to walk in front of other cars in the parking lot. La Palma Police Department officers assist us in ensuring that traffic laws are followed.
Kindergarten students must be brought to school and picked up each day by an adult.
Students should be picked up promptly each day. Students who are not picked up on time must be signed out through the school office.
Please be sure that the names of authorized adults are listed on your child's emergency card and that this card is kept current. Identification may be requested in the office.
All absences must be verified by a written note or phone call from the parent. If an absence is anticipated, please notify the school office.
Students in grades 3-6 may ride bicycles to school.
Students must wear bike helmets. Bicycles must be locked in the bike rack and are not to be ridden on the school grounds. Please note if your child does ride a bicycle you need to sign CESD parent agreement.
Students are expected to wear clean and neat clothing to school. The following clothing standards have been established to help us maintain an academic environment in our classrooms and on our campus.
Shoes must be worn at all times. Closed-toe shoes are recommended for safety during physical education and recess. Open footwear such as sandals and shoes with elevated heels, or platform shoes are not appropriate for school.
Shorts should measure at least 3 inches on the inside seam. Shorts that are too tight, too short, and/or too high on the sides are not appropriate for school. (The shorts should be no shorter than the end of the fingertips when the arms are extended at the side)
Clothing that reflects gang/tagger affiliation is NOT ALLOWED:
Pants and belts must fit at the waist.
NO I. D. buckles.
No cutoffs - hems on all garments must be finished.
Shirts should be no longer than the end of the fingertips when the arms are extended at the side.
Pants should not drag on the ground. Pants legs should not be so wide as to interfere with playground and PE activities.
Printed messages on garments should be in good taste. References to alcohol, drugs, violence or obscene words are not acceptable. Any message of a derogatory nature is not to be worn to school.
Hats are not to be worn at school (except a hat with a 3" brim all around the hat if needed for dermatological reasons).
Only stud-type earrings are acceptable. Dangling earrings are considered dangerous due to the active nature of elementary age children.
Thin-strapped tops (under 2 inches) should be worn with an over-blouse or under T-shirt. Cropped or short tops are not appropriate for school. Tank tops cut low in the front, back and/or under the arms are not acceptable.
Underwear should always be worn but not visible.
Makeup, acrylic nails, lipstick, and dyed hair are not appropriate for the elementary school setting.
Miller School uses the POS, or point of sale, system for lunches. All students are assigned a PIN number and must input their personal pin when they pick up their lunch. Teachers order lunches in the classroom, but do not collect money from the students. Students may pay as they go through the line, however, change is not given. The total amount of money given to the lunch attendant is put into the child's lunch account. Parents may prepay for their child's lunch in two ways. There are envelopes and a drop box located in the main office. Parents can complete the information on the front of the envelope along with cash or a check, place the envelope in the drop box and the students account will be credited on that day if it is put in before 10:00 am. Money brought in later that 10:00 am may not go in that day, but will be credited the following school day. Parents may also use the online service at
and pay by credit or debit card. Parents who do not wish to put money into their accounts online may register online to keep track of their child's balance. There is no fee to register. Early Bird Kindergartners going to child care and Late Bird Kindergartners give lunch money directly to their teacher.
If your child is arriving after 9:30 a.m., please pack a lunch or call the office before 9:00 a.m. to reserve a lunch. You must call the office before 9:00 am to request a lunch for your child as lunches are not prepared on our campus and must be ordered from the Central Kitchen.
Students should bring their lunches or lunch money with them when they arrive in the morning.
If it is necessary for a lunch to be delivered later in the morning it must be put on the cart in front of the office. Please mark the lunch with your child's name and tell the child to check the cart for their lunch. Students will not be allowed to wait at the gate for lunches.
Primary lunch (except on rainy days) is from 11:25 to 12:10 and upper grade lunch is from 12:15 to 1:00 p.m.. Students are expected to either bring or buy a lunch. Students are not allowed to leave campus unless their parent signs them out in the office. Please send a note with the student so the teacher is aware for the lunch count. Students MUST return from lunch prior to the bell and check back with the office.
If it is necessary for your child to take any medication at school, it must be done through the Health Office. Authorized school personnel may administer medication to students only when the following requirements are met:
have a Parent Release or a Doctor's Request on file. These forms are available from the Health Office.
The medication must be in a container prepared by the pharmacy with the child's name, doctor's name, medication, dosage, and time to administer clearly indicated.
Medication will only be administered during regular school hours.
Children will be responsible for reporting to the health office at the specified times to receive and take medication. School personnel will cooperate in every way to help children remember medication times.
OFF CAMPUS STUDY TRIP
Off-campus study trips are scheduled to extend and enrich the classroom instructional program. A signed parent authorization for each trip is required for children to participate in study trips. Parents will receive information about the date, time, location, and purpose of all study trips. Adult supervision is provided to ensure student safety. Children who do not have a parent authorization on file remain at school and are supervised by school personnel.
PUPIL EMERGENCY CARDS
It is very important that we are able to contact parents in the event of an emergency. Each family enrolled at G.B. Miller must complete the front and back of the emergency card. During the school year there may be changes in your employment or telephone numbers.
PLEASE NOTIFY THE SCHOOL OFFICE OF ANY CHANGES THAT NEED TO BE MADE ON THE EMERGENCY CARD.
Please remember that only persons listed on your child's card can be called if you cannot be reached in an emergency.
RELEASE OF STUDENTS FROM SCHOOL
If you wish to withdraw your child from school during class time, you may do so by coming to the office and signing your child out of school. In order to ensure the safety of our students,
no students will be released from classrooms.
Students are released only from the office. Please notify us in writing if someone other than yourself will pick up your child for an appointment. Students
will not be released on their own during the school day.
If release is to be during lunch time please notify the teacher in advance so your child can be bring personal items to take home to the office until you arrive.
STUDENT'S PERSONAL ITEMS
are not to bring personal articles such as P.E. equipment, games, toys, radios, etc. to school unless they receive permission from their teacher in advance.
No items are to be given, sold or traded at school. Jackets and sweaters should be marked with your child's name so that misplaced items can be returned. Students may not bring pet animals, reptiles, etc. to school without prior approval of the principal.
During the day if the student has an emergency they may upon receiving permission use the phone in their classroom or in the office. The phone is for emergencies and should not be used every day for routine matters.
Cell phones are permitted only if you signed the Cell phone agreement on the check-off pages (must be updated yearly). Cell phones must be kept in a backpack during the day, and are not to be turned on during school hours. Students may turn on their cell phones upon leaving the campus at the conclusion of the day. If a cell phone is misused during the school day it will be confiscated by the teacher or adult in charge. Confiscated cell phones are given to the principal and require a parent or guardian to pick them up at the end of the school day.
A student who violates this policy may be prohibited from possessing a mobile communications device at school or school-relate
events and/or may be subject to discipline in accordance with Board policy and administrative regulation.
If you are planning on moving, please notify the school office one week in advance so that we may arrange for the transfer of student records and provide you with a transfer card to take to your new school.