We have high expectations for all our students. The following expectations are for all students at Oakley School. They have been discussed with each student in class. Please discuss and review them with your child.
* Follow the school rules; Use appropriate language; Wear appropriate clothing
* Listen when others are talking; Follow directions when they are given; Treat others with respect
Respect your environment
* Gum and sunflower seeds are not allowed; Please keep our campus looking nice and clean
Oakley is to have a safe environment: No fighting, wrestling, tripping, hitting or play fighting is allowed. No throwing of objects other than in a supervised game. Keep hands and feet and all other objects to yourself.
Equipment from home: You are expected to use the equipment provided by the school. Balls, gloves, etc. that are not provided by the school, may be brought from home. However, understand that if the item is lost, the school cannot be responsible for replacing it. No trading cards are allowed at school at any time.
Electronic equipment: Gameboys, radios, CD players, tape players, virtual pets, electronic games, pagers, cell phones, cameras, etc. are not allowed at school at any time. These items are disruptive in the classroom, can easily be broken and are expensive. We will not be responsible for any of these items. Students are not allowed to sell items at school at any time. Any item that has no reasonable use at school may be confiscated. Parents may pick up the confiscated item in the office. Items not picked up by the last student attendance day will be donated to charity. Knives, firearms, imitation firearms, MATCHES, LIGHTERS and other dangerous objects are never allowed at school.
Appropriate Dress: Student dress should promote the learning process and appropriate behavior. Students should dress for school in a manner consistent with their health, safety and welfare. Any sayings or logos on clothing must be appropriate and not promote any illegal substance. Bandanas, chains, roller shoes, bare midriffs, net shirts, tanks with oversized armholes, thin strapped tops, halter tops, or clothing that exposes the back or front may not be worn. Sandals may be worn, but should have a strap around the heel for safety reasons. Students should wear comfortable shoes to participate in physical education activities. Student dress shall not reflect any type of gang or hate organization insignia, nor shall the way any item is worn reflect affiliation with any gang or hate organizaton. School Administrators shall have the final decision as to the appropriateness of dress. Hats may only be worn outdoors.
Our discipline philosophy at Oakley School has two main goals. First, we want to maintain a safe, fair, and respectful environment for all students by stopping inappropriate behavior. Second, we want to help children learn self-responsibility for choosing appropriate behavior.
School personnel recognize their responsibility in helping children learn and grow not only academically, but socially and emotionally too. Every attempt is made to resolve behavioral difficulties children may be having by providing guidance for their acceptance of responsibility for their behavior. The classroom teacher and Principal (if necessary) will keep you informed through phone calls, notes, weekly reports, etc. of your child's behavior.
In the event of misbehavior, time is taken to discuss with a child his/her actions, why they are inappropriate, and what actions might be taken to correct the behavior. Consequences are made as appropriate to the misbehavior as possible.
Conflicts between students are handled through Conflict Resolution strategies. Students work with other students trained in conflict resolution who listen to both sides of the story, come to a common agreement as to what the problems is, and suggest solutions they could use to resolve the problem. The focus is on the resolution of the problem. Disciplinary consequences will be made by an adult, if deemed necessary, after hearing from each child involved.
Progressively intensive consequences are enforced should misbehavior continue. All students are expected to follow the campus rules and school behavior standards. Students not following the rules may be issued a Discipline Referral. Discipline Referrals may be issued by any employee of the school district and are processed through the school office. Discipline Referrals will be sent home to inform parents of the problem and resulting action.
CONSEQUENCES - Students that choose to break any classroom or school rules may face one or more of the following consequences:
1. Referral to the office
2. Student conference
3. Reflective writing on what happened; my part, what I could have done, lifeskill I could have used, and what I
could do next time
4. Apology note
5. Detention (before or after school, recess, lunch)
6. School service
7. In school suspension
8. Home suspension
9. Shortened or modified schedule
10. Recommendation to the board for expulsion
Suspension and expulsion - A student may be recommended for suspension or expulsion for the following reasons:
1. Caused/attempted/threatened physical injury to another person (includes fighting).
2. Willfully used force or violence upon the person of another, except for self-defense.
3. Possessed/sold/furnished firearm/knife/explosive/dangerous object without written permission from school principal.
4. Possessed/sold/furnished or been under influence of any controlled substance/alcoholic beverage/intoxicant.
5. Offered/arranged/negotiated to sell a controlled substance/alcoholic beverage/intoxicant and thensold/delivered/furnished a liquid/substance/material represented to be a controlled substance/alcoholic beverage/intoxicant.
6. Committed or attempted to commit robbery or extortion.
7. Caused/attempted to cause damage to school/private property including but not limites to electronic files and databases.
8. Stole/attempted to steal school/private property.
9. Possessed/used tobacco.
10. Committed obscene act or engaged in habitual profanity/vulgarity.
11. Possessed/ordered/arranged/negotiated to sell any drug paraphernalia (Section 11364, Health and Safety Code).
12. Disrupted school activity/defied valid authority.
13. Knowingly received school/private property.
14. Possessed an imitation firearm.
15. Committed/attempted to commit a sexual assault.
16. Harrassed, threatened or intimidated a pupil who is a witness in a school disciplinary action.
17. Possessed/sold/offered/ furnished prescription drug SOMA.
18. Aid or abet the infliction or attempted infliction of physical injury to another person (Penal Code section 31). Committed sexual harrassment (Education Code 48900.2). Intentionally create a hostile or intimidating educational environment directed at either school district personnel or pupils (Education Code section 48900.4).
19. Caused/attempted to cause/threatened to cause/participated in an act of hate violence (Education Code 48900.3).
20. Made terrorist threats against school officials and/or school property (Education Code 48900.7).
Any student possessing, furnishing, selling, using or who is under the influence of any illegal drug or alcohol will automatically be referred to the Oakley Union School District Board of Trustees for possible expulsion.