•  Skyline Sea Otter on surfboard

    Dear Skyline Families,

    I’d like to extend a warm welcome to each and every Skyline family. We are committed to partnering with you to ensure your child’s educational success. As a staff, we strongly believe that open communication between home and school are the keys to building a strong foundation for a successful school year.

    This handbook provides a great deal of information for you about our school. The policies and procedures included in this handbook have been established to ensure a safe and positive environment for all students.

    As always, we welcome and appreciate your support. I believe that education is a team responsibility, which begins with the family, extends to the school and encompasses the entire community. Working together, we can help our students achieve their highest potential. Here’s to a great year!

    Sincerely,

    Kim Pinkerton, Principal

     


    Anti-Bullying Policy

    The Skyline School Community is committed to making our school a safe and caring environment for all students. We will treat each other with respect and refuse to tolerate bullying of any kind.

    Definition: Bullying is unfair and one-sided. Bullying behavior happens when someone keeps hurting, harassing, intimidating, threatening, or causing substantial emotional distress to a person. Cyberbullying is the use of electronic communication media (cell phones, text messages, instant messaging, social networks, etc.) to bully another student in the ways described above. Bullying and cyberbullying interfere with a student’s educational opportunities and can substantially disrupt the orderly operations of the school.

    Bullying behaviors include the following:

    • Hurting someone physically by hitting, kicking, tripping, or pushing
    • Stealing or damaging another person’s things
    • Ganging up on someone
    • Teasing someone in a hurtful way
    • Using put-downs (i.e., insulting or making fun of someone)
    • Name calling
    • Spreading rumors or untruths about someone
    • Leaving someone out on purpose, or trying to get other kids not to play with someone
    • Using any electronic communication device (texting, cell phones, social networks, etc.) to insult, threaten, or post untrue information or embarrassing photos about another student

    Students at Skyline School will do the following things to prevent bullying:

    • Treat everyone with respect and kindness
    • Refuse to bully others
    • Refuse to let others be bullied
    • Refuse to watch, laugh, or join in when someone is being bullied
    • Try to include everyone in play, especially those who are often left out
    • Report bullying behavior to an adult

    Teachers and staff at Skyline School will do the following things to prevent bullying and help children feel safe at school:

    • Closely supervise students in all areas of the school and playground
    • Watch for signs of bullying behavior and stop it when it happens
    • Respond quickly and sensitively to bullying reports using the Four-A-Response Process (Affirm Feelings, Ask Questions, Assess Safety, and Act by coaching the child on what to do in the future)
    • Look into all reported bullying incidents
    • Assign consequences for bullying based on the school discipline code
    • Assign immediate consequences for retaliation against students who report bullying

    Consequences for Violation of the Anti-Bullying Policy
    Bully behavior, including cyberbullying, will not be tolerated. If cyberbullying occurs outside of school hours, but the repercussions are brought to school and disrupt the school and/or interfere with a student’s emotional/social well being, consequences will be given. Depending on the severity and nature of the incident, Skyline School will take one or more of the following steps when bullying occurs:

    • Intervention, Warning, and Redirection
    A teacher, principal, or staff member will ensure that the immediate behavior stops and reinforce to the student who is doing the bullying that bullying will not be tolerated. During this meeting with the student, the staff member will redirect the student and come up with a plan for success should they find themselves in a similar situation in the future.

    • Notification of Parents
    School staff will notify the parents of involved students. The parents might be asked to meet with the principal or other members of the school staff, including the student’s teacher and/or the school guidance counselor.

    • Resolution with the Target of the Bullying
    The student who is bullying may be required to write a letter of apology to the student who was bullied. Depending upon the nature of the incident, the students involved may meet to help resolve the problem and ensure it does not happen again.

    • Referral to School Support Staff
    The student who is bullying may meet with the school guidance counselor to help prevent future violations.

    • Consequences
    The student who is bullying may receive a blue ticket, serving one or more days of afterschool detention or lose school privileges (i.e., serving on student council, school newspaper, yearbook, etc).

    • Suspension
    In cases of severe or repeated bullying, the student will be suspended.



    Attendance

    Studies show that there is a direct correlation between good school attendance and student achievement. Therefore, we encourage parents to reinforce the importance of good school attendance and to make every effort to send your child to school on time and on a regular basis.

    School Attendance Review Board (SARB)

    Attendance and tardies are monitored closely throughout the school year, per California Education Code. Truancy letters are sent out to students each time they receive three unexcused absences or three tardies over 30 minutes. After nine unexcused absences or tardies, a referral may be made to the District Office, to determine the need for a referral to the county Student Attendance Review Board (SARB). SARB is composed of educators and county officials who will review the student's attendance history, interview the parents and student, and make various recommendations to which the parents and student must adhere. If these recommendations are not followed and the student continues to accrue unexcused absences and tardies, SARB can turn the case over to the district attorney's office for legal action.

    Absences

    When your child is absent due to illness or for a doctor or dental appointment, please call the Absence Line at (858) 794-3651. The law requires that the exact nature of an illness be stated; this type of absence is defined as an excused absence.

    Arriving late and leaving early

    If your child will be late, or needs to leave before the end of the school day, a parent or guardian must sign the child in/out at the office. The office will send for the child.

    Checking In and Out

    Students must be checked in and out through the school office when coming in late or leaving early. Students may ONLY be released to those persons designated on their emergency cards. We are unable to make any exceptions. Parents must insure they have listed the names of any individual who may pick up their child in the Contact section on the Parent Portal. If someone listed in the contact section is going to pick up your student early, you must call the school office to let them know they will be picked up.

    Prompt Afterschool Pickup

    Staff supervision ends at 3:20 p.m. Students not picked up by 3:30 p.m. will be directed to the Child Development Center (CDC) and may be charged a fee.

    Medical Appointments

    We urge parents to schedule medical and dental appointments so they do not conflict with class time. However, if you are picking your child up for an appointment during the school day, you must come to the office to sign them out (and back in when they return). We will call the classroom to have your child come to the office when you arrive at the office.

    Please click on this link, https://www.sbsd.k12.ca.us/Page/9008, to view the district's policies on absences and tardies.

    Back to School Night

    Back to School Night is held on Wednesday, September 5, 2019, from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. This is an opportunity for teachers to present the curriculum, policies, and procedures for the year. It is also an opportunity for parents to sign up for a variety of volunteer opportunities. This is a night for parents only. Staff will present general information, not specific student progress.


    Bikes, Scooters and Skateboards

    We strongly encourage parents to determine whether their children are competent riders before they are permitted to ride to school unaccompanied, regardless of age.

    Wear a helmet if you bike, skateboard, or scooter to school. Park and lock your equipment in the bicycle racks located outside the office area.

    • Bikes must be walked on school grounds and in crosswalks.
    • Bikes must be parked in the bike racks and should have a lock
    • All cyclists under 18 are required by California law to wear protective helmets
    • Skateboarders must walk on school grounds and in crosswalks
    • Skateboards may be kept in the classroom and/or office with permission

     

    Birthday Celebrations

    Each child will be celebrated in their classroom, by their teacher and classmates. It might look slightly different in each classroom or grade, but each child will get their Special Day! While we appreciate the joy and excitement that accompanies our students’ birthdays, we ask that no food, treats, or goodies be brought to school.

    A more lasting gesture would be a donation to our school library/media center. Our library staff has excellent books to choose from in a special Birthday Book Club Bin. See your teacher or the Library staff for the Book Club Form. Your child then chooses a book from the bin and special dedication card will be placed in the book. The book will be shared with your student’s class during their library time. After that, the book will be placed in the school library as a continuing memory of your child’s special day.


    Cell Phones/Student Watches

    With more and more students coming to school with cell phones, it is imperative that you are aware of the following:

    1. The school cannot assume any responsibility for any loss or damage to a cell phone.
    2. Cell phones may not be used during school hours. They must be turned off (not on silent or vibrate mode) as soon as students walk through the gates and on to the campus, and may not be turned back on until students walk out of the gates to leave the school campus.      
    3. Cell phones must be kept in the student’s backpack at all times during the school day.
    4. If students need to call a parent during school hours, they may ask to use a school phone. The school phone should not be used to schedule after-school play dates.
    5. Cell phones confiscated for failure to adhere to these rules will be turned in to the principal, and will be returned to the student’s parents only.
    6. Many of our students are currently wearing smart watches such as Apple watches, Gizmo's, FiLIP's, etc. to school.  We recognize that they are an excellent way for parents to communicate with their children; however, we are observing that students are receiving texts, and sometimes calls, on their watches during the school day, often from their parents.  We have made the decision to treat student smart watches in the same manner as cell phones.  Students may wear their watches to school, however, upon entering the campus, they must put them in their backpacks and keep them there until school has ended and they leave the campus.  We appreciate your support with this policy.  If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

       


    Childcare

    The Solana Beach School District Child Development Center (CDC) offers a School-Age Program. In order for children to participate in the CDC School-Age Program, they must be registered with CDC. The CDC hours at Skyline are 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. AM care is on an “as-needed basis,” and the after school care offers full-time, part-time and drop-in schedule options.


    Classroom Assignments

    When we assign students to classes for the next school year, we endeavor to meet the needs of the individual child and develop classes whose balance and dynamics contribute to a positive learning environment.

    To achieve well-balanced classes, we consider academic ability; to help maintain positive class dynamics, we consider which pupils should and should not be placed together.

    "Sending" and "Receiving" teachers will consider the benefits of possible assignments to each student, as well as the contributions each student and various groupings of students can bring to the dynamics and balance of each class.

     

    Communication

    Our commitment is that we will regularly and thoroughly communicate with parents. This communication will be accomplished through a variety of methods and formally scheduled activities throughout the year.

     

    • Back to School Night    Back to School Night is held on Wednesday, September 5, 2019, from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. This is an opportunity for teachers to present the curriculum, policies, and procedures for the year. It is also an opportunity for parents to sign up for a variety of volunteer opportunities. This is a night for parents only. Staff will present general information, not specific student progress.

     

    • Progress Reports    Three times per year, report cards are issued for all students in grades K-6.

     

    • Parent/Teacher Conferences    Conferences are scheduled two times per year, once in the fall during the week of November 18 – 22, 2019, and once in the spring during the week of March 9-13, 2020.

     

    • Open House    Open House is scheduled for Thursday, May 28, from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., and is a showcase of student progress. This event is an acknowledgement of the commendable efforts our students make throughout the year. Family and friends are invited to experience this popular event with their student.

     

    • Skyline Website     Skyline's website at (https://www.sbsd.k12.ca.us/Domain/8) offers a plethora of information about our school program, staff, and events. Be sure to check it regularly!

     

    • Weekly Communication    Skyline sends out a weekly email/newsletter on Sunday mornings that contains the Principal Message, important upcoming dates/events at Skyline or within the district, as well as community flyers and announcements. Parents have the opportunity to sign up to receive this weekly email by signing up for the email notification system. If this is your first year at Skyline, you will need to sign up on Skyline’s email notification system.

     

    • Weekly Folders    In an effort to ensure that materials reach home, each student has an envelope or folder that parents should expect to be brought home during the week throughout the school year. The specific day will be dependent upon the specific teacher and/or grade level. The conduit might contain both class/school communication and schoolwork/homework. We hope that you will allow time to review the information with your child and return the envelope or folder to school on Friday.

     

    Daily Schedules

    Students in grades 3-6 may enter the front gate next to the office when the 8:20 a.m. bell rings. At that time, they may proceed up to the blacktop area to line up with class peers. Morning supervisors will monitor from 8:20 a.m. to 8:40 a.m. When the bell rings, their teacher will escort them to their classroom. Students in grades K-2 will enter the front gates next to the office when the 8:20 a.m. bell rings and proceed to their classroom. 

    Minimum Days

    All students begin at 8:40 a.m. and finish at 12:17 p.m.

    Regular Schedule

    Students begin at 8:40 a.m. and finish at 3:00 p.m. (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)

    Students begin at 8:40 a.m. and finish at 2:00 p.m. (Wednesdays only)

     


    Discipline

    At Skyline School, it is our priority to maintain a positive environment ­­­­­­for all students, staff members, and families. All members of the school community are expected to demonstrate kindness, courtesy, and respect to themselves and others, to be responsible for their actions, words, and belongings, and to ensure safety at all times. These expectations are built on the following three principles:

    • Take care of yourself
    • Take care of each other
    • Take care of our school

    When students choose to not follow Skyline’s behavioral expectations, conversations and/or consequences will result. We strive to help students to change inappropriate behaviors and help them understand how to handle situations differently in the future. Positive behavioral interventions may be implemented and could include: walking the track, writing a reflection and/or letter of apology, campus community service, speaking with the school guidance counselor, loss of privileges, time away from peers and/or the classroom, or a chat with the principal, including a student call to the parent/guardian. These positive consequences will promote smooth student interactions, and enhance the harmonious environment that makes Skyline such a special place in the Solana Beach community.

    All staff members have a responsibility for assisting in explaining and implementing school expectations. Students may be redirected by any staff member on campus.

    As a general rule, more serious consequences are used only when other positive behavioral interventions have failed to bring about a change in behavior. More serious incidents or persistent problems may result in parents being invited to a conference at school, creation of behavior plan for the student, or in very serious cases, in-school or off- campus suspension.



    Dogs

    To support student safety, Skyline will be enforcing a No Dogs on Campus policy unless they have been certified service dogs.


    Dress Code

    The purpose of a school-wide DRESS CODE is to establish a school environment that supports a productive academic atmosphere, which supports students’ learning and reflects the educational values of the staff and the parents. These standards are consistent with those established by California Education Code and the Solana Beach School District. Please take the time to review this policy with your children.

    The following items of clothing/accessories are considered inappropriate and/or disruptive to the educational process and are unacceptable for school attire:

    • Strapless, halter or tube tops worn without a cover-up (sweatshirt, shirt, sweater, etc.)
    • Tops that are unbuttoned below the sternum, bare midriffs when arms are resting at side, or open back shirts 
    • Shorts, skirts, dresses that are shorter than a student’s knuckles when shoulders are down at side and hands are in the shape of a fist. 
    • Undergarments showing or lack of undergarments 
    • Emblems, lettering, or pictures related to drugs, alcohol, sex, profanity, or promote racial, ethnic or religious prejudice 
    • Chains or weapons on clothing 
    • Hats worn inside the classroom
    • Flip-flop sandals, platform or slip-on shoes which could be unsafe 
    • Jewelry that dangles and could be unsafe 
    • Hair sprayed by any coloring that would drip when wet
    • Any items of clothing or manner of wearing clothing which contributes to the disruption of a productive learning environment and the safe operation of the school

    Of great concern due to safety issues is the style of footwear that students wear. Shoes should have hard soles and be strapped or tied. Athletic shoes are always a good choice and allow students to fully participate in outdoor/physical education activities. Students who choose to wear sandals may be asked to bring tennis shoes so they can participate safely in outdoor/PE activities without injury. Hats, caps, or visors may be appropriate on the playground during recess to protect students from the sun. Students should be reminded that wearing these items is a privilege which may be lost if they become a distraction in the classroom or a problem on the playground.

    Please know how very much your support and cooperation with our school dress code policy is valued. The positive message that school is a place to work and learn is reinforced when our students come to school dressed appropriately. Thank you for reviewing this policy with your child and helping us to reinforce appropriate school attire.


    Grounds for Suspension

    California Education Code §48900.

    • Caused, attempted to cause, or threatened to cause physical injury to another person.
    • Possessed, sold or furnished firearm, knife, explosive, or other dangerous object.
    • Possessed, used, sold, furnished or been under the influence of drugs, alcohol, a controlled substance or intoxicant.
    • Offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell look-alike controlled substances, alcohol, or intoxicants.
    • Committed or attempted to commit robbery or extortion.
    • Caused or attempted to cause damage to school or private property.
    • Stole or attempted to steal school or private property.
    • Possessed or used tobacco or product containing tobacco or nicotine.
    • Committed obscene act or engaged in habitual profanity or vulgarity.
    • Possessed, offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell any drug paraphernalia.
    • Disrupted school activities, willfully defied valid school personnel in the performance of their duties.
    • Knowingly received stolen school property or private property.
    • Possessed an imitation firearm.
    • Committed or attempted to commit a sexual assault.
    • Engaged in an act of bullying, including, but not limited to, bullying committed by a means of an electronic act, directed specifically toward a pupil or school personnel.
    • Committed sexual harassment (Ed. Code §48900.2)
    • Participated in an act of hate violence (Ed. Code §48900.3)
    • Harassed, threatened, or intimidated another student. (Ed. Code §48900.4)


    Further Information:

    Education Code Section 48900 - 48927


    Head Lice

    Please look out for symptoms of excessive itching and white nit eggs on hair follicles. Students with head lice will be sent home for treatment.

    Teach your children to avoid sharing hats, combs and barrettes.


    Homework Policy

    Rational

    The purpose of homework is to strengthen academic skills, reinforce concepts taught by teachers, develop student responsibility and accountability, and promote parent awareness. Positive results of homework include better retention of factual knowledge, increased understanding of material, improve critical thinking, concept formation and information processing skills, as well as enrichment of the core curriculum. Our goal is to create assignments that promote one or more of these outcomes. We recognize that homework is not the only circumstance under which after-school learning takes place. Many leisure-time activities teach important academic and life skills. We believe in the importance of balancing leisure, learning and family time.

    Amount of Homework
    The amount of homework assigned shall be related to the maturity and ability level of the students in a given class. The following chart suggests these homework schedules as guides for students. These schedules can be used as guidelines for parents and teachers in monitoring student time devoted to homework.

    Grades K-2  10 – 30 minutes up to 4 days per week
    Grades 4-6  30 – 60 minutes up to 4 days per week

    Be advised that students on occasion may spend more than one hour and/or more than four days a week completing schoolwork, as time at home may be spent doing assigned homework, long-term projects, and completing unfinished classroom assignments. Students have varying abilities to use class time efficiently, and the amount of time spent on homework varies from one child to another.

    Student’s Responsibility
    It is the responsibility of the student to record and understand the homework assignment, complete it, and return it to school on the required day.

    Parent’s Responsibility
    It is the responsibility of the parent to set a specific time and place for doing homework and to monitor the student’s homework. Parents who have concerns about homework should contact their child’s teacher. Parents should provide guidance to students, not answers.

    Homework Requests
    Requests for homework should be called in on the Absence Line (858-794-4751) before 10:00 a.m., and can be picked up between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. that day.


    Hot Lunch

    Skyline offers meal services for our students. Lunch is Free  and it includes milk or apple juice.  Adult lunches are $5.75.


    Illnesses

    Each year school children have an average of five to seven common infections such as colds and intestinal upset. For the protection of your child and his/her classmates, please keep your child at home when ill. Please notify the school when your child is ill. The following symptoms may mean that an illness is contagious:

    • Fever, diarrhea, vomiting within the last 24 hours. Children need to be symptom-free for 24 hours before returning to school.
    • Thick mucous or pus draining from eyes.
    • Sore throat, especially if combined with fever or swollen neck glands.
    • Rashes with fever or rashes of unknown origin.
    • Upper respiratory infection and/or severe cold, especially if accompanied with green or yellow nasal discharge and/or ear pain. A cough spreads germs, and a cough that keeps a child up at night means they will be too tired to learn the next day.
    • Stiff neck.
    • Unusual fatigue, paleness, loss of appetite, confusion and irritability.


    Immunizations

    The California School Immunization law requires that all children entering school receive proper immunizations to protect them from serious illness and to prevent the spread of communicable diseases: polio, measles, rubella, mumps, hepatitis B, varicella (chickenpox), diphtheria, tetanus, haemophilus influenzae, Type b (Hib meningitis), and whooping cough.


    Leaving Early

    If your child needs to leave before the end of the school day, a parent or guardian must sign the child out at the office. The office will send for the child.


    Library/Media Center

    The library/media center program aims to prepare students to become literate, life-long learners and trains them to be effective users of information. Skyline is pleased to have a state-of-the-art library/media center that is run by our Curriculum Resource Teacher, Becky Gauthier.


    Lost and Found

    Lost and found items are located upstairs next to the library/media center; small or valuable items will be kept in a drawer in the school office.

    After a period of time, items are donated to charity, so please encourage your children to check the lost and found boxes periodically, and label all personal belongings.


    Medical Insurance

    Solana Beach School District does not provide medical insurance coverage for school accidents. This means that you are responsible for the medical bills if your child gets hurt during school activities.

    The following student accident/health insurance plans are offered to help you pay those bills:

    • Student Health Care Plan
    • Interscholastic Tackle Football Accident Plans
    • Full-Time (24 Hour) Accident Plans
    • School Time Accident Plans
    • Dental Accident Plan
    • Pharmacy Smartcard


    Contact:

    Myers Stevens & Toohey & Co., Inc
    26101 Marguerite Parkway
    Mission Viejo, California 92692-3203
    Tel: (800) 827 4695 or (949) 348-0656

    Note: Bilingual representatives are available for parents who need assistance in Spanish.


    Medication at School

    The school district recognizes that some children need to take medication at school. The following precautions must be observed for the safety of your child and others:

    1. A Physician’s Statement form must be completed and signed by you and your doctor, stating the name of the medicine, dosage, time to be given, etc.
    2. Medication must be brought to the health office by an adult in the original prescription bottle or over-the-counter packaging. Students are not permitted to carry medicine while at school.
    3. Medication will be kept in the health office in a safe place. While we will take every precaution possible, we cannot accept responsibility for loss or for the administration of the medication.
    4. Children should report to the office to take their medication at the appropriate time..

     


    PTA

    The Skyline Parent Teacher Association is an association of parents and teachers dedicated to supporting the children and community of Skyline School. To reach these goals, Skyline PTA members volunteer many hours and raise funds to support classrooms, encourage communication, and develop community spirit.


    Personal Items and Toys

    Students may not use toys, including spinners, cell phones, or other personal electronic equipment during school hours unless they have approval from the teacher. If they have approval, the item may only be used within the classroom. Students may only bring personal balls (i.e., football, basketball) to school if they are going to donate the ball to the school. If students need to call a parent during school hours, they may use a school phone. The school phone should not be used to schedule after-school play dates. These dates should be arranged in advance.


    Photographs

    School photos are taken in the early fall, with finished photos coming home in late October. Class photos will be taken. Individual photos are optional. You will be notified beforehand of the various options for the purchase of prints. You are not required to purchase photographs.

    Sexual Harassment

    Solana Beach School District has adopted board policy and administrative regulation (BP/AR) 5145.7 containing rules and procedures for reporting sexual harassment. “The Board prohibits sexual harassment of students by other students, employees or other persons, at school or at school-sponsored or school-related activities. Prohibited sexual harassment includes, but is not limited to, unwelcome sexual advances, unwanted requests for sexual favors or other unwanted verbal, visual or physical conduct of sexual nature made against another person of the same or opposite gender, in the education setting.


    School Site Council

    In the 1970's, the State of California passed a law that set up the School Improvement Program (SIP), which enabled schools to receive supplemental funding from the state. The new law also required that schools establish School Site Councils (SSC) in order to receive and spend the extra funding provided by SIP.

    Skyline’s School Site Council is made up of 12 members - six parents, five teachers/staff, and the principal.

    Since Solana Beach School District no longer receives SIP funds, the Site Council helps to develop the School Site Strategic Plan, including setting school goals and assessing program effectiveness.

    Meetings are held four times a year (September, October, March, May), on Wednesdays, starting at 3:15 p.m. The agenda is posted in the office window 72 hours prior to the meeting. All meetings are open to the public.


    School Registration

    We welcome all new families to Skyline School. Requirements for new students include:

    1. Verification of Age:
          One (1) of the following:
    • Certified copy of a birth record
    • Statement by a local registrar or a county recorder certifying the date of birth
    • Baptismal Certificate
    • Passport
    • If none of the above is obtainable, an affidavit of the parent, guardian, custodian, or any other appropriate means of proving the child’s age is acceptable
    2. Proof of Residence:
           One (1) of the following:
    • Grant Deed or Property Tax Statement
    • Valid and current Rental/Lease Agreement with Property Management Company or Real Estate Agency (PRIVATE PARTY LEASES require a notarized affidavit from property owner's.  Form available at school office upon request.)

    To facilitate easy registration for incoming students, families may access all registration information on Skyline’s website.  Families interested in the Global Education Program are also welcome to apply.  Students are selected based on a lottery system.  An information meeting regarding the Global Education Program will be held in late January 2019.  If you have questions, please contact the school office (858) 794-3600.


    Surveillance Cameras

    The Board of Education believes that reasonable use of surveillance cameras will help the District support its goals for campus security. Cameras are not placed in areas where students, staff, or community members have a reasonable expectation for privacy. The District’s audio capability on the surveillance equipment is disabled so sounds are not recorded.

    Tobacco Free School Site

    Skyline School and the Solana Beach School District is a tobacco-free site. Use of all tobacco products shall be prohibited within any district building, facility, or vehicle. In addition, the use of all tobacco products is prohibited on school grounds or premises. This prohibition shall also apply to all individuals attending or representing the school district at school-sponsored activities held off district property.


    Visitors to School

    Skyline parents are always welcome at Skyline. All visitors must sign in at the office and wear a visitor's nametag.


    Volunteers

    Skyline has a strong tradition of parent involvement. Under the teacher’s direction, parents work with children individually or in small groups, giving students immediate feedback on their work and helping them through problems. Volunteers provide additional support for classroom learning activities. Others can help out on field trips, by sharing special talents or helping to prepare materials at school. All volunteers are asked to sign in daily in the office and sign out when they leave the campus.

    Each volunteer working with children must sign up with their child’s teacher at the beginning of the school year. The teacher will provide a list of volunteers to the office. Before volunteers can begin working in the classroom, the office will check to ensure that each volunteer has either a current TB test report OR Adult Tuberculosis (TB) Risk Assessment Questionnaire filled out by a health care provider on file. Volunteers will not be allowed to work in the classroom until providing these results. These results are good for 4 years. Finally, each volunteer must complete the Skyline Volunteer Code of Conduct.

    Because volunteers are such an integral part of Skyline, it is important to keep our standards high. It is important for all volunteers to remember the following:

    • Be responsible and safe -- always put children first. 
    • Respect confidentiality. Students and staff have a right to privacy. 
    • Be professional. 
    • Communicate. 
    • When things come up and you can’t fulfill a promise, let someone know. 
    • Ask for help -- don’t suffer in silence! 
    • Share your experience with others and encourage new volunteers. Commitment - Once you become a volunteer others depend on you. 
    • Try to pick what is manageable and interesting to you. 
    • Be prepared. Communicate with teachers and other staff members ahead of time. 
    • Be on time. If you can’t make it, let someone know. 

    We so appreciate all that you do for Skyline Elementary School.

    Wellness Policy

    Book
    Policy Manual
    Section
    5000 Students
    Title
    STUDENT WELLNESS
    Code
    5030 BP
    Status
    Active
    Adopted
    April 20, 2017
    Last Revised
    June 24, 2021



    The Governing Board recognizes the link between student health and learning and desires to provide a comprehensive program promoting healthy eating and physical activity for district students. The Superintendent or designee shall coordinate and align district efforts to support student wellness through health education, physical education and activity, health services, nutrition services, psychological and counseling services, and a safe and healthy school environment. In addition, the Superintendent or designee shall develop strategies for promoting staff wellness and for involving parents/guardians and the community in reinforcing students' understanding and appreciation of the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

     

    (cf. 1400 – Relations Between Other Governmental Agencies and the Schools)

    (cf. 3513.3 - Tobacco-Free Schools)

    (cf. 3514 - Environmental Safety)

    (cf. 5131.6 - Alcohol and Other Drugs)

    (cf. 5131.61 - Drug Testing)

    (cf. 5131.62 - Tobacco)

    (cf. 5131.63 - Steroids)

    (cf. 5141 - Health Care and Emergencies)

    (cf. 5141.22 - Infectious Diseases)

    (cf. 5141.3 - Health Examinations)

    (cf. 5141.31 - Immunizations)

    (cf. 5141.32 - Health Screening for School Entry)

    (cf. 5141.6 - School Health Services)

    (cf. 6142.1 - Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Prevention Education)

    (cf. 6164.2 - Guidance/Counseling Services)

     

    District Wellness Committee

     

    The Superintendent or designee shall encourage parents/guardians, students, food service employees, physical education teachers, school health professionals, Board members, school administrators, and members of the public to participate in the development, implementation, and periodic review and update of the district's Student Wellness Policy. (42 USC 1758b; 7 CFR 210.30)

     

    To fulfill this requirement, the Superintendent or designee will establish and sustain a District Wellness Committee and a District Wellness Coordinator. The committee may include representatives of the group listed above, as well as health educators, curriculum directors, counselors, Child Development Center staff, health practitioners, and/or others interested in school health issues. The District Wellness Committee will convene three times during the school year.

     

    (cf. 1220 - Citizen Advisory Committees)

    (cf. 9140 - Board Representatives)

     

    The Superintendent or designee may make available to the public and school community a list of the names, position titles, and contact information of the District Wellness Committee members.

     

    The District Wellness Committee shall advise the district on health-related issues, activities, policies, and programs. At the discretion of the Superintendent or designee, the duties of the committee may also include the planning, 

    implementation, and evaluation of activities to promote health within the school or community.

     

    Goals for Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Other Wellness Activities

     

    The Board shall adopt specific goals for nutrition promotion and education, physical activity, and other school-based activities that promote student wellness. In developing such goals, the Board shall review and consider evidence-based strategies and techniques. (42 USC 1758b; 7 CFR 210.30)

     

    (cf. 0000 - Vision)

    (cf. 0200 - Goals for the School District)

     

    The district's nutrition education and physical education programs shall be based on research, shall be consistent with the expectations established in the state's curriculum frameworks and content standards, and shall be designed to build the skills and knowledge that all students need to maintain a healthy lifestyle and foster lifelong habits of physical activity.                                                                  

     

    (cf. 6011 - Academic Standards)

    (cf. 6142.7 - Physical Education and Activity)

    (cf. 6142.8 - Comprehensive Health Education)

    (cf. 6143 - Courses of Study)

     

    The nutrition education program shall include, but is not limited to, information about the benefits of healthy eating for learning, disease prevention, and oral health. Nutrition

    education shall be provided as part of the health education program and, as appropriate, shall be integrated into other academic subjects in the regular educational program, before- and after-school programs, summer learning programs, and school garden programs.

     

    (cf. 5148.2 - Before/After School Programs)

    (cf. 6177 - Summer Learning Programs)

     

    All students shall be provided opportunities to be physically active on a regular basis. Opportunities for moderate to vigorous physical activity shall be provided through physical education and recess and may also be provided through school athletic programs, extracurricular programs, before- and after-school programs, summer learning programs, programs encouraging students to walk or bicycle to and from school, in-class physical activity breaks, and other structured and unstructured activities.

     

    (cf. 5142.2 - Safe Routes to School Program)

    (cf. 6145 - Extracurricular and Cocurricular Activities)

    (cf. 6145.2 - Athletic Competition)

     

    The Board may enter into a joint use agreement or memorandum of understanding to make district facilities or grounds available for recreational or sports activities outside the school day and/or to use community facilities to provide physical opportunities for families and community members.

    (cf. 1330.1 - Joint Use Agreements)

     

    Professional development may be regularly offered to the nutrition program director, managers, and staff, as well as health education teachers, physical education teachers, coaches, activity supervisors, and other staff as appropriate to enhance their knowledge and skills related to student health and wellness.

     

    (cf. 4131 - Staff Development)

    (cf. 4231 - Staff Development)

    (cf. 4331 - Staff Development)

     

    In order to ensure that students have access to comprehensive health services, the district may provide access to health services at or near district schools and/or may provide referrals to community resources.

     

    The Board recognizes that a safe, positive school environment is also conducive to students' physical and mental health and thus prohibits bullying and harassment of all students, including bullying on the basis of weight or health condition.

     

    (cf. 5131.2 - Bullying)

    (cf. 5145.3 - Nondiscrimination/Harassment)

     

    The Superintendent or designee shall encourage staff to serve as positive role models for healthy eating and physical fitness. They shall promote work-site wellness programs and may provide opportunities for regular physical activity among employees.

     

    Nutrition Guidelines for All Foods Available at School

     

    For all foods and beverages available on each campus during the school day, the district shall adopt nutrition guidelines which are consistent with 42 USC 1758, 1766, 1773, and 1779 and federal regulations and which support the objectives of promoting student health and reducing childhood obesity. (42 USC 1758b)

     

    In order to maximize the district's ability to provide nutritious meals and snacks, all district schools shall participate in available federal school nutrition programs, including the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs and after-school snack programs, to the extent possible. When approved by the California Department of Education, the district may sponsor a summer meal program.

     

    (cf. 3550 - Food Service/Child Nutrition Program)

    (cf. 3552 - Summer Meal Program)

    (cf. 3553 - Free and Reduced Price Meals)

    (cf. 5141.27 - Food Allergies/Special Dietary Needs)

    (cf. 5148 - Child Care and Development)

    (cf. 5148.3 - Preschool/Early Childhood Education)

     

    The Superintendent or designee shall provide access to free, potable water in the food service area during meal times, as well as throughout the school day, in accordance with Education Code 38086 and 42 USC 1758, and shall encourage students' consumption of water by educating them about the health benefits of water and by serving water in an appealing manner.

     

    The Board believes that all foods and beverages sold to students at district schools, including those available outside the district's reimbursable food services program, should support the health curriculum and promote optimal health. Nutrition standards adopted by the district for foods and beverages provided through student stores,  vending machines, or other venues shall meet or exceed state and federal nutrition standards.

     

    (cf. 3312 - Contracts)

    (cf. 3554 - Other Food Sales)

     

    The Superintendent or designee shall encourage school organizations to use healthy food items or non-food items for fundraising purposes.

     

    They also shall encourage school staff to avoid the use of non-nutritious foods as a reward for students' academic performance, accomplishments, or classroom behavior.

     

    School staff shall encourage parents/guardians or other volunteers to support the district's nutrition education program by considering nutritional quality when selecting any snacks which they may donate for occasional class parties. Class parties or celebrations shall be held after the lunch period when possible.

     

    To reinforce the district's nutrition education program, the Board prohibits the marketing and advertising of foods and beverages that do not meet nutrition standards for the sale of foods and beverages on campus during the school day. (7 CFR 210.30)

     

    (cf. 1325 - Advertising and Promotion)

     

    Program Implementation and Evaluation

     

    The Superintendent designates the individual(s) identified below as the individual(s) responsible for ensuring that each school site complies with the district's wellness policy. (42 USC 1758b; 7 CFR 210.30)

     

    Student Services

    (858) 794-7100 ext. 7187

    laurenleahy@sbsd.net

     

    Child Nutrition Services

    (858) 794-7100 ext. 7121

    johnpaulkachaluba@sbsd.net

     

    (cf. 0500 - Accountability)

    (cf. 3555 - Nutrition Program Compliance)

     

    The Superintendent or designee shall assess the implementation and effectiveness of this policy at least once every three years. (42 USC 1758b; 7 CFR 210.30)

     

    The assessment shall include the extent to which district schools are in compliance with this policy, the extent to which this policy compares to model wellness policies available from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and a description of the progress made in attaining the goals of the wellness policy. (42 USC 1758b)

     

    The Superintendent or designee shall invite feedback on district and school wellness activities from food service personnel, school administrators, the, District Wellness Committee, parents/guardians, students, teachers, before- and after-school program staff, and/or other appropriate persons.

     

    The Board and the Superintendent or designee shall establish indicators that will be used to measure the implementation and effectiveness of the district activities related to student wellness. Such indicators may include, but are not limited to:

     

    1. Descriptions of the district's nutrition education, physical education, and health education curricula and the extent to which they align with state academic content standards and legal requirements

     

    2. An analysis of the nutritional content of school meals and snacks served in all district programs, based on a sample of menus and production records

     

    3. Student participation rates in all school meal and/or snack programs, including the number of students enrolled in the free and reduced-price meals program compared to the number of students eligible for that program

     

    4. Extent to which foods and beverages sold on campus outside the food services program, such as through vending machines, student stores, or fundraisers, comply with nutrition standards

     

    5. Extent to which other foods and beverages that are available on campus during the school day, such as foods and beverages for classroom parties, school celebrations, and rewards/incentives, comply with nutrition standards

     

    6. Results of the state's physical fitness test at applicable grade levels

     

    7. Number of minutes of physical education offered at each grade span, and the estimated percentage of class time spent in moderate to vigorous physical activity

     

    8. A description of district efforts to provide additional opportunities for physical activity outside of the physical education program

     

    9. A description of other districtwide or school-based wellness activities offered, including the number of sites and/or students participating, as appropriate

     

    As feasible, the assessment report may include a comparison of results across multiple years, a comparison of district data with county, statewide, or national data, and/or a comparison of wellness data with other student outcomes such as academic indicators or student discipline rates.

     

    In addition, the Superintendent or designee shall prepare and maintain the proper documentation and records needed for the administrative review of the district's wellness policy conducted by the California Department of Education (CDE) every three years.

     

    The assessment results of both the district and state evaluations shall be submitted to the Board for the purposes of evaluating policy and practice, recognizing accomplishments, and making policy adjustments as needed to focus district resources and efforts on actions that are most likely to make a positive impact on student health and achievement.

     

    Notifications

     

    The Superintendent or designee shall inform the public about the content and implementation of the district's wellness policy and shall make the policy, and any updates to the policy, available to the public on an annual basis. They shall also inform the public of the district's progress towards meeting the goals of the wellness policy, including the availability of the triennial district assessment. (Education Code 49432; 42 USC 1758b; 7 CFR 210.30)

     

    (cf. 5145.6 - Parental Notifications)

     

    The Superintendent or designee shall distribute this information through the most effective methods of communication, including district or school newsletters, handouts, parent/guardian meetings, district and school web sites, and other communications. Outreach to parents/guardians shall emphasize the relationship between student health and wellness and academic performance.

     

    (cf. 1100 - Communication with the Public)

    (cf. 1112 - Media Relations)

    (cf. 1113 - District and School Web Sites)

    (cf. 1114 - District-Sponsored Social Media)

    (cf. 6020 - Parent Involvement)

     

    Each school may post a summary of nutrition and physical activity laws and regulations prepared by the CDE.

     

    Records

     

    The Superintendent or designee shall retain records that document compliance with 7 CFR 210.30, including, but not limited to, the written student wellness policy, documentation of the triennial assessment of the wellness policy for each school site, and documentation demonstrating compliance with the community involvement requirements, including requirements to make the policy and assessment results available to the public. (7 CFR 210.30)

     

    Legal Reference:

    EDUCATION CODE

    33350-33354 CDE responsibilities re: physical education

    38086 Free fresh drinking water

    49430-49434 Pupil Nutrition, Health, and Achievement Act of 2001

    49490-49494 School breakfast and lunch programs

    49500-49505 School meals

    49510-49520 Nutrition

    49530-49536 Child Nutrition Act

    49540-49546 Child care food program

    49547-49548.3 Comprehensive nutrition services

    49550-49562 Meals for needy students

    49565-49565.8 California Fresh Start pilot program

    49570 National School Lunch Act

    51210 Course of study, grades 1-6

    51210.1-51210.2 Physical education, grades 1-6

    51210.4 Nutrition education

    51220 Course of study, grades 7-12

    51222 Physical education

    51223 Physical education, elementary schools

    51795-51798 School instructional gardens

    51880-51921 Comprehensive health education

     

     

     

    Students                                                                     

    STUDENT WELLNESS                                                                        BP 5030(i)

     

    CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE

    15500-15501 Food sales by student organizations

    15510 Mandatory meals for needy students

    15530-15535 Nutrition education

    15550-15565 School lunch and breakfast programs

    UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 42

    1751-1769j National School Lunch Program, especially:

    1758b Local wellness policy

    1771-1793 Child Nutrition Act, especially:

    1773 School Breakfast Program

    1779 Rules and regulations, Child Nutrition Act

    CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 7

    210.1-210.33 National School Lunch Program, especially:

    210.30 Wellness policy

    220.1-220.22 National School Breakfast Program

    COURT DECISIONS

    Frazer v. Dixon Unified School District, (1993) 18 Cal.App.4th 781

     

    Management Resources:

    CSBA PUBLICATIONS

    Integrating Physical Activity into the School Day, Governance Brief, April 2016

    Increasing Access to Drinking Water in Schools, Policy Brief, April 2013

    Monitoring for Success: A Guide for Assessing and Strengthening Student Wellness Policies, rev. 2012

    Nutrition Standards for Schools: Implications for Student Wellness, Policy Brief, rev. April 2012

    Student Wellness: A Healthy Food and Physical Activity Policy Resource Guide, rev. 2012

    Physical Activity and Physical Education in California Schools, Research Brief, April 2010

    Building Healthy Communities: A School Leader's Guide to Collaboration and Community Engagement, 2009

    Safe Routes to School: Program and Policy Strategies for School Districts, Policy Brief, 2009

    Physical Education and California Schools, Policy Brief, rev. October 2007

    School-Based Marketing of Foods and Beverages: Policy Implications for School Boards, Policy Brief, March 2006

    CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS

    Physical Education Framework for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve, 2009

    Health Framework for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve, 2003

     

    Students                                                                     

    STUDENT WELLNESS                                                                        BP 5030(j)

     

    CALIFORNIA PROJECT LEAN PUBLICATIONS

    Policy in Action: A Guide to Implementing Your Local School Wellness Policy, October 2006

    CENTER FOR COLLABORATIVE SOLUTIONS

    Changing Lives, Saving Lives: A Step-by-Step Guide to Developing Exemplary Practices in Healthy Eating, Physical Activity and Food Security in Afterschool Programs, January 2015

    CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION PUBLICATIONS

    School Health Index for Physical Activity and Healthy Eating: A Self-Assessment and Planning Guide, rev. 2012

    FEDERAL REGISTER

    Rules and Regulations, July 29, 2016, Vol. 81, Number 146, pages 50151-50170

    NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STATE BOARDS OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS

    Fit, Healthy and Ready to Learn, rev. 2012

    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PUBLICATIONS

    Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2016

    WEB SITES

    CSBA: http://www.csba.org

    Action for Healthy Kids: http://www.actionforhealthykids.org

    Alliance for a Healthier Generation: http://www.healthiergeneration.org

    California Department of Education, Nutrition Services Division: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu

    California Department of Public Health: http://www.cdph.ca.gov

    California Healthy Kids Resource Center: http://www.californiahealthykids.org

    California Project LEAN (Leaders Encouraging Activity and Nutrition): http://www.californiaprojectlean.org

    California School Nutrition Association: http://www.calsna.org

    Center for Collaborative Solutions: http://www.ccscenter.org

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov

    Dairy Council of California: http://www.dairycouncilofca.org

    National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity: http://www.cspinet.org/nutritionpolicy/nana.html

    National Association of State Boards of Education: http://www.nasbe.org

    School Nutrition Association: http://www.schoolnutrition.org

    Society for Nutrition Education: http://www.sne.org

    U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Nutrition Service, wellness policy: http://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/Healthy/wellnesspolicy.html

    U.S. Department of Agriculture, Healthy Meals Resource System: http://healthymeals.fns.usda.gov