RULES AND REGULATIONS

We’ve implemented several Positive Behavior expectations for you and your children to refer to when in doubt of our school policies!  R.O.A.R. rewards will be given throughout the school year. All students with positive behavior will earn an invitation to participate in these rewards.

PBIS: School Wide Positive Behavior

Our focus this year is “We are Lions, hear us ROAR!”

We Are:

Responsible

Organized

Attentive

Respectful


FROM THE DISTRICT HANDBOOK

ATTENDANCE:  Louisiana law requires that students may not be absent for more that 10 days. Absentees and tardies will be reported to the Truancy Division of the Third Judicial District. Parents are responsible for students' attendance. If parents would like for the teacher to send work to the office for the student, the request should be made before 9:00 am. Parents can pick up the work in the school office between 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

SCHOOL HOURS AND TARDIES:  Tardiness is a habit and affects schoolwork. Being on time, seated, and ready to learn when school begins sets a positive tone for the whole school day.  Students must be in the classroom, seated, and ready for instruction when the tardy bell rings. Students may not be dropped off before 6:45 a.m. The tardy bell rings at 7:25 a.m.

CAR LINE PROCEDURES:  The car-rider drop off area begins at 6:45 a.m. and closes at 7:25 a.m. In the event you are running a little behind schedule please enter the front parking lot, park your car, and walk with your child to the office entrance of the building. 

Car-rider pick up is from 2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Please load on the passenger side only. We will load three cars at a time, so please pull all the way forward. When exiting the car-line, yield to oncoming traffic. Cars always exit to the right, through Kenwood.

If you are going to be late when picking up your child, please call the office (318)255-4714.

Cell phone use in a school zone is against the law. The Ruston PD will randomly monitor our school zone for compliance with the rules and regulations.

CHECK IN AND CHECK OUT PROCEDURES:  Any student that arrives after the tardy bell must be signed in by a parent. Parents will not be allowed to accompany students to the classroom. Teachers are making the most of instructional minutes all day every day. Friday afternoons are no exception. Early checkouts result in students missing valuable instructional time. Checkouts will not be allowed after 2:00 p.m. Only in the event of an emergency or illness should students be checked out from school. Early checkouts will accrue and be counted as absences.

  • No one other than the legal guardian will be allowed to check out a student without written permission from the guardian.
  • A student who is going home by any method (including bus change) that is not stated on his emergency card must have a signed, dated noted from the parent and have it signed by the principal. Students wishing to walk home or ride a bike must have written permission from parents.
  • Students will not be allowed to change their means of transportation just by telling us that the parents told them to do something different.






STUDENT PHONE USE: Students are allowed to use the phone in the office with permission ONLY. Students will not be allowed to call home for homework, folders, textbooks, signed papers, etc.

CODE OF CONDUCT PHILOSOPHY: Every student at RES is entitled to a safe and secure school environment in which to learn and grow. The school discipline code was developed to ensure such an environment and to protect the rights of each individual student. In order to protect and secure these rights, the school must have rules and regulations which are followed by all students.

All students will be held accountable for their behavior on the campus and to and from school. Every staff member is responsible for the control and conduct of our students while they are under the supervision of the school. Every student who is asked by a staff member to cease unacceptable behavior will be expected to do so immediately. This will be done without uncivil reply in word, attitude, or action from the student. Students who display inappropriate behavior will receive corrective disciplinary action.

RULES, PROCEDURES AND EXPECTATIONS OF STUDENTS ATTITUDES:

  • Students will be expected to exhibit courtesy, respect, and general good manners at all times.
  • Students are expected to greet any adult in the school and to be helpful and courteous.
  • Students are expected to address adults using Mr., Mrs., Miss, etc.
  • Students are expected to say, "please, thank you, yes ma'am, no ma'am, yes sir, no sir" to adults.
  • Students will show respect for our country and our symbols through participation in various activities.
  • Students are also expected to show support and respect for their teachers, classmates, and school.
  • Students shall be allowed to possess a cell phone on school campus; however, cell phones are to be turned off at all times and not displayed in any form (pursuant to the cell phone policy in the district handbook).

    First offense, cell phone will be confiscated and turned in to principal. Principal will contact parent to pick up phone.
  • Second offense, cell phone will be confiscated and turned in to principal. Parent will be contacted, but the cell phone will remain in the possession of the school until the end of the semester.
  • Third (or more) offense, cell phone will be confiscated and turned in to principal. Parent will be contacted, cell phone will remain in the possession of the school until the end of the school year, and student will be subject to disciplinary action by the school (i.e. loss of privileges or suspensions).
  • It is not recommended for female students to bring a purse to school. If a purse becomes necessary, it is to remain in the student's backpack, so as to not become a distraction to the school environment.
BULLYING:
We operate a zero tolerance policy for disrespectful behavior and/or bullying.
    Any teacher, administrator, or other school personnel who witnesses and/or receives notice that a student has or may have been the victim of bullying, intimidation, threatening behavior, harassment, or hazing at school or any school activity shall be required to immediately report the alleged acts to an appropriate school official. Disciplinary action may result after an investigation into the alleged incident is completed. 





    LOST AND FOUND: All clothing worn by students must be clearly labeled with the student's first and last name, especially outerwear. Lost and found items will be kept for a short time; unclaimed they will be donated to charity. The school is not responsible for items that are lost or stolen; therefore students should avoid bringing unnecessary items to school.

    IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS:

    PLEASE BE SURE YOUR STUDENT IS UP-TO-DATE ON ALL REQUIRED IMMUNIZATIONS!

    This is important for all students, however, it is critical for new students to the parish, and students going into Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, and 6th grades. Failure to comply with the immunization requirements as set by LA State Law will result in your child’s exclusion from school until such requirements are met. DO NOT WAIT! Past years have demonstrated that parents/ guardians who wait until just before the new school year starts have had difficulty getting appointments when needed. In addition, clinics and doctors' offices often run out of vaccine.

    TAKING MEDICATIONS AT SCHOOL:

    Will your student require medications while at school?  In general, all medications given at school are limited to those which cannot be given before or after school and must have a doctor’s order.  Please check requirements set down by the Louisiana State Law (R.S. 17:436, Act 87) and the Lincoln Parish School Board concerning medication administration in public schools.