Students

Student Responsibilities
Bicycles

1.    Park bicycle in the bicycle racks ONLY.
2.    Keep on the right hand side of the street.
3.    Keep both hands on the bars, except when signaling his/her intention to stop or turn.
4.    Never carry additional riders.
5.    Always wear a helmet.


Bullying
Bullying behaviors will not be tolerated at Douglass Valley.  Adults and students are expected to treat each other with respect.  Staff and students are trained to identify bullying and strategies to stop those behaviors.  “Bullying” means any written or verbal expression, or physical or electronic act or gesture, or a pattern thereof, that is intended to coerce, intimidate, or cause any physical, mental, or emotional harm to any student, including but not limited to any behavior that is directed toward a student.    Bullying can be psychological, physical or social, done by an individual or a group, and usually involves power over another as a root cause.

If bullying does occur, steps will be taken to correct the behavior, notify parents and create individual behavior plans as necessary.  If bullying behavior continues after appropriate interventions, suspension or expulsion from school may be the consequence.  Students are trained in reporting procedures and alternative conflict resolution strategies.  Stopping bully behavior is the responsibility of all of us.  Resources available to students and parents include counseling support, administrative support, books and outside referrals, as needed.

Care of Property
Students are held responsible for the loss of or damage to textbooks, library books, and school property.  Fines will be levied to cover cost of replacement.

Expectations
All Douglass Valley students are expected to follow the school-wide expectations of PAWS:
1.    Participate Responsibly
2.    Act Kindly
3.    Work Hard
4.    Show Respect

School Dress
School dress is a joint concern between the school and parents.  Students should dress appropriately for all occasions, and should be neat and clean in appearance. Derogatory clothing is not permitted. Douglass Valley is a no-hat zone inside the building; hats may be worn outside only.

Skates, Skateboards, and Scooters
1.    Stay on the sidewalks.
2.    Remove skates, or dismount skateboards and scooters, and walk on school property.
3.    “Heelie” shoes are not allowed to be used on school property.