Absences
When your child is absent because of 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.

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.


Assemblies
Parents are invited to our monthly assemblies, held on a scheduled Friday usually at the end of the month at 8:55 a.m.
 
Attendance
Regular Attendance is important for students to be successful learners. When a student is absent, they miss out on the sequence of instruction and must spend extra time catching up with their classmates upon returning to school. In addition, Ed. Code 48200 requires all children ages 6 to 18 to be enrolled in a full-time education program. Absences are monitored closely. Please call the absence hotline, (858) 794-3651 (available 24 hours a day) when your child will be absent.

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 on the student's emergency card.

School Attendance Review Board (SARB): Attendance and tardies are monitored closely throughout the school year. Truancy letters are sent out to students each time they receive three unexcused absences or three tardies. After nine unexcused absences or nine tardies, a referral may be made 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.
 
Prompt Afterschool Pickup: Staff supervision ends at 3:20 p.m. Students not picked up by 3:20 p.m. will be directed to wait in the office.

Medical Appointments: We urge parents to schedule medical and dental appointments so they do not conflict with class time. If a student needs to be checked out of class, parents 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.


Back to School Night
September 1, 2016 from 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Get to know the teachers as well as grade-level standards, curriculum, and expectations for the year.

You will learn how parents can participate in classroom activities, volunteer, and meet other families.

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
Cell Phones
Cell phones may not be used during school hours. They should be turned off. 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. 

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.


Daily Schedules

Before School Supervision

Playground supervision is provided from 8:35 a.m. The front gate will be unlocked in the morning at 8:15 a.m., and students may wait quietly in the main quad area until the 8:35 a.m. bell rings.  Morning supervisors will then accompany students down to the playground.


Minimum Days

All students begin at 8:55 a.m. and finish at 12:27 p.m.
 
Regular Schedule - Kindergarten through 6th Grade

Students begin at 8:55 a.m. and finish at 3:05 p.m.


Discipline
 
School Rules
All students have the right to learn, and all teachers have the right to teach. Therefore, all students will:


  • Be on time and prepared to work
  • Show courtesy and respect for everyone
 
  • Respect property 
  • Not disrupt the learning process

General Schoolwide Rules

All students will:

  1. Use appropriate language.
  2. Dress appropriately (i.e. close-toed shoes, no baggy or saggy pants with underwear showing, no inappropriate language or signs on clothing, no spaghetti strapped or midriff tops.
  3. All students will respect the rights and property of others. There will be: 
  • No drugs on campus
  • No weapons on campus
  • No gum on campus
  • No threats of bodily harm
  • No racial slurs
  • No bullying/cyberbullying
  • No sexual harassment
  • No physical contact
  • No stealing      
    4. Students will not use toys, pagers, cell phones, or other personal electronic equipment during school hours.
    5. Students will use a school phone to call home during school hours.

School Rules
  1. Students will not arrive on campus before 8:15 a.m. unless attending a before school program or have
    permission to meet with their classroom teacher.
  2. Upon arrival, students are to meet in the quad area by the flagpole. A playground supervisor will walk students to the blacktop at 8:35 a.m.
  3. Students must enter the campus  through the gate by the office.
  4. Students may not go to their classrooms (except for kindergartners) before school without a written pass from their teachers. Such passes will need to be issued on the previous school day.
  5. Before school students may only use the bathrooms in the lunch area.
  6. Bikes MUST be walked across all crosswalk areas on campus.
  7. During school hours, all bikes must be secured to the bike rack.

Tardy Rules
 
Students who arrive after 8:55 a.m. must go to the office for a tardy pass before entering their classrooms.

Class Time Rules
  1. Students will be prepared to work.
  2. Students will show courtesy and respect for everyone.
  3. Students will respect property.
  4. Students will not disrupt the learning process.

Computer Rules
  1. Students will use the computer appropriately and leave them in their original condition.
  2. Students MUST have parent permission to use the Internet and MUST adhere to the rules listed in the

    “Acceptable Use of Internet and Information Systems Contract.”

  3. Students must have a signed Acceptable Use of Internet permission slip to use the Internet at school.

Common Areas/Passing Time/Out of Class Time/Assembly Rules
All students will:
  1. Walk at all times.
  2. All students will remain quiet when walking throughout the campus (Quiet Zone) during the school day, except for the lunch and playground areas.
  3. Keep their feet on the pavement (i.e. no sliding on railings, no walking on grass area).
  4. Line up in an orderly fashion.
  5. Work quietly outside of their classrooms.
  6. Students will not bounce balls on walkways.
  7. Use polite audience manners during assemblies (i.e. no booing, talking or playing.)

Recess Rules
  1. Students must not run on the blacktop.
  2. Remain on the playground unless they have a written pass from a teacher.
  3. Stay out of the PE shed unless they have permission to be there.
  4. Play in a safe way so that others are not knocked down.
  5. Wait in an orderly manner for equipment use.
  6. Use the slides in a down direction only, no stopping on the slides, and keep the bottom of the slides clear.
  7. Include other students in team play. Games may not be closed ("locked"). 
  8. Students must abide by the following rules while on the playground:
  • No jumping off of any equipment.
  • No tag/chase games on the play structures or inside the wood chip area.
  • No climbing/playing on the banks of the hill except in designated area.
  • No throwing water, sand, dirt, pebbles or rocks.
  • No climbing on fences, portable railings or backstops.
  • No personal sports equipment should be brought to school.
  • No balls are to be thrown against any school walls.
  • No pushing, pulling of each other or clothes is allowed at school.
  • No tag or other chasing games should be played anywhere other than the grass-area.

 

  1. When recess is over, a bell and/or whistle will be blown.  All students are required to bend over and place hands on their knees and “freeze” until the second whistle is blown.  At that time, students will walk to their room line.

 

 
Lunch Rules

During lunch students must:

  1. Eat at assigned tables (except for Discovery Lab days when there is free seating and Fridays when 6th grade students may sit on the grass), and remain seated until dismissed by the lunch supervisor.   

  2. Walk to the hot lunch line.
  3. Be responsible for cleaning up trash on table and under table.
  4. Use good manners and eating habits.
  5. When lunch is over, a whistle will be blown.  All students are required to throw away their trash at that time.  A second whistle will be blown, and all students are to be silent.  Students will be dismissed by tables and must walk to the

    blacktop and line up in an orderly fashion by their room number.

 
After School Rules
 
All students will:
  1. Walk to the dismissal areas.
  2. Wait to be picked up by car in the designated grass area in front of the office until their ride pulls up to the front of the line.
  3. Wait at the bottom of the stairs to walk up to Dell Street until they see an orange vest tied to the hand railing, signaling an adult is supervising the students.

  4. Wait at the mailbox at the front of the school until the teacher supervisors are present to walk to Stevens or to go west on Lomas Santa Fe. Students will follow the teachers in an orderly single-file fashion, not walking on the grass or in the parking lot to the light signal. Students must wait in line against the wall on Lomas Santa Fe until they cross the street.
  5. Wait by the art room until they see an orange vest tied to the fence, signaling an adult is present to supervise the students walking east on Lomas Santa Fe. Students must walk on Lomas Santa Fe and remain on the sidewalk at all times, whether walking or riding their bikes.
  6. Walk their bikes off campus and adjoining crosswalks.
  7. Wear a helmet if leaving the campus by bike, scooter, or skateboard.
  8. Follow the rules of the School-wide Discipline Plan when attending before- and after-school classes.

Parking Lot Rules

  1. If you are going to be on the campus for 15 minutes or less, there are two designated parking spots at the front of the campus.
  2. Drop off students in the morning using the single lane next to the green curb at the front of the campus.
  3. At the end of the school day, students may be picked up in both pick-up lanes.  In the first lane next to the curb, students are allowed to get into the first three cars at the top of the pick-up line.  Parents who are picking up students in the second lane, must wait to pick up their child until their car gets to the top of the pick-up line. 

     


School-wide Consequences
 
Step I: First Blue Ticket
- Student is assigned to After School Detention (Monday-Thursday). Students will meet in front of the office and be assigned a room for detention. They will be released to go home at 3:30 pm. A Behavior Note will be sent home for parent's signature to be returned the next day. If the note is not returned, the child will be assigned to After School Detention until the note is returned.
 
Step II: Second Blue Ticket - 
 Student is assigned to After School Detention (Monday-Thursday) for two days. Students will meet in front of the office and be assigned a room for detention. They will be released to go home at 3:30 pm. A Behavior Note will be sent home for parent's signature to be returned the next day. If the note is not returned, the child will be assigned to After School Detention until the note is returned.
 
Step III: Third Blue Ticket - 
 Student is assigned to After School Detention
(Monday-Thursday) for three days. Students will meet in front of the office and be assigned a room for detention. They will be released to go home at 3:30 pm. A Behavior Note will be sent home for parent's signature to be returned the next day. If the note is not returned, the child will be assigned to After School Detention until the note is returned.
 
Step IV: Fourth Blue Ticket -
 Student is assigned to After School Detention (Monday-Thursday) for four days. Students will meet in front of the office and be assigned a room for detention. They will be released to go home at 3:30 pm. A Behavior Note will be sent home for parent's signature to be returned the next day. If the note is not returned, the child will be assigned to After School Detention until the note is returned. The classroom teacher will arrange a parent/teacher conference to discuss steps to improve the student’s behavior.
 
Step V: Extreme Behavior -
The student meets with the Principal and other staff members to discuss behavior problems. A parent conference and/or SST may be called to create an individualized behavior plan for the student.  
 
Step V is also the consequence of either habitual behavior (moving through Steps I - IV) or for severe behavior such as defying authority, injuring another person, etc. For serious infractions, the school reserves the right to by-pass the steps and take whatever action is deemed appropriate including suspending and expelling a student from school.

Dogs
To support student safety, Skyline will be enforcing a No Dogs on Campus policy.

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 blouse/sweater cover-up to include tank tops with less than two inches of fabric across the shoulder on each side
  • Bare midriffs or open back shirts
  • Tops that are unbuttoned below the sternum
  • Short shorts or skirts, un-hemmed shorts, tight athletic shorts, rolled up short shorts
  • Undergarments showing (i.e., baggy pants worn below the waist and low rider jeans, bras or sports bras) or lack of undergarments
  • Emblems, lettering, or pictures related to drugs, alcohol, sex, or profanity
  • Chains or weapons on clothing
  • Flip-flop sandals, platform or slip-on shoes which could be unsafe
  • Jewelry that dangles and could be unsafe
  • NO wheelie shoes
  • NO makeup, including glitter, or false finger nails
  • 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.
 
Electronic Wednesday Envelope
The District Office administrators and school sites are making an effort to reduce the volume of paper usage by providing the Wednesday Envelope school communication documents electronically. To receive a reminder and other school communication via email, please take a moment to sign up for Skyline’s Listserv at https://www.sbsd.k12.ca.us/Page/1125. Thank you for helping us to use technology to enhance communication and contributing to our commitment to environmental awareness.
 
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

Rationale
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 price is with $3.75 and this includes milk or apple juice. Milk and apple juice can be purchased separately for $0.75.

You may be eligible for free or reduced priced lunches; applications are available at the school office.

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:

  1. Fever, diarrhea, vomiting within the last 24 hours. Children need to be symptom-free for 24 hours before returning to school.
  2. Thick mucous or pus draining from eyes.
  3. Sore throat, especially if combined with fever or swollen neck glands.
  4. Rashes with fever or rashes of unknown origin.
  5. 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.
  6. Stiff neck.
  7. 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
The Library program aims to prepare students to become literate, life-long learners and trains them to be effective users of information. Skyline's library assistant teaches library skills and provides access to materials that support classroom programs and curriculum. Library resources are available to students and staff on a checkout basis.

Lost and Found
Found items are kept in boxes outside the restrooms closest to the flagpole; small or valuable items are kept in a drawer in the school office.

After a period of time, unclaimed items will be 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.

Open House
This is an opportunity for children to share their classrooms with their family.
Open House is scheduled for May 4, 2017, and is a good time to visit other classrooms to preview the following school year. 

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, pagers, cell phones, or other personal electronic equipment during school hours. 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.
 
Physical Education
California Education Code 51210(g) requires that students in grades 1 through 6 receive not less than 200 minutes of physical education every 10 school days, excluding lunch and recess. Teachers in Solana Beach School District post schedules for P.E. in their classrooms. The schedules are also available in the school’s office.

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, January, 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:

  • Birth certificate or passport
  • Current immunization verification
  • Proof of residency

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 26, 2017.  If you have questions, please contact the school office (858) 794-3600.

 
Tardies
Students are required to attend school and classes on time each day. Punctuality is a measure of responsibility and the Governing Board of Solana Beach School District deems it important that all students learn the value of being punctual.

Students who arrive after 8:55 a.m. must go to the office for a tardy pass before entering their classrooms. If it is an excused tardy, due to an appointment, parents need to come into the office to sign their student in.

Tardies will accumulate during the school year. For each tardy that occurs within a school year, the following consequence(s) will apply.

1-3rd Tardy — Teacher Conference with student
5th Tardy — Principal Conference with student and telephone call to parent
6th Tardy — First Truancy letter and Soft Truancy Booklet sent home
8th Tardy — Second Truancy letter Parent Conference Scheduled
10th Tardy —  Referral to school Attendance Review Team (SARB) through the San Diego County Office of Education
 
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.
 
Because volunteers are such an integral part of Skyline, it is important to keep our standards high. All volunteers will be required to sign the Volunteer Code of Conduct. 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. 

Each volunteer working with children must have the report of a negative tuberculin test (injection) or X-ray on file in the health office. The tuberculin test and X-ray are good for four years.

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