- Anti-Bullying Policy
- Back To School Night
- Before School/Morning Arrival
- Bike Riding/Scooter/Skateboard Policy
- Cell Phones and Mobile Devices
- Classroom Assignment
- Closed Campus
- Discipline/School Rules
- Dress Code
- Emergency Drills & Procedures
- Homework Policy
- Lost & Found
- Lunch Information/Lunch Rules
- Nurse's/Health Information
- Personal Items and Toys
- Playground Rules
- Pets/Animals on Campus
- Physical Education
- Sexual Harassment
- Student Council
- Surveillance Cameras
- Tobacco Free Site
- Visitor to School
- Wellness Guidelines
Solana Beach School District Bullying Prevention Policy
Solana Vista 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 Solana Vista will be taught to do the following things to prevent bullying:
- 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
- Treat everyone with respect and kindness
Teachers and staff at Solana Vista 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
- 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, the principal or designee will take one or more steps on the following page 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 psychologist or guidance counselor to help prevent future violations.
- Consequences: The student who is bullying may lose school privileges. In cases of serious or repeated bullying, the student may be subject to suspension and/or expulsion. If serious circumstances warrant, law enforcement may also be contacted.
- Suspension In cases of severe or repeated bullying, the student will be suspended.
The last Friday of each month at 8:30 A.M (weather permitting), all classes gather on the blacktop for a short assembly. This is an opportunity to celebrate school spirit and for the staff to make announcements, give awards and recognize students/classes for positive behavior. Parents are invited to our weekly assemblies.ASSESSMENT
Student assessment is a vital part of the educational process. Teachers and specialists use a variety of methods to regularly assess student progress on an ongoing basis. In addition, students participate in the following standardized testing:
- CAASPP Testing: This assessment is administered in the spring to all students in grade 3. These norm-referenced tests provide information concerning our students’ performance as compared with a nationwide set of performance norms. These tests are designed to identify the knowledge and skills that students have acquired in specific content areas at a certain point in time. Language and math are tested and individual student achievement is reported to parents.
- MAP Testing: The MAP test (Measures of Academic Progress) is a computer adaptive assessment that measures student growth in Reading and Math. The MAP assessment is administered two to three times per year for Kindergarten through 3rd
Regular Attendance is important for students to be successful learners. Class participation is an integral part of students’ learning experiences. When a student is absent, they miss out on the sequence of instruction and must spend extra time catching up upon returning to school. Student attendance is monitored closely. Parents/guardians and students are strongly encouraged to schedule medical appointments during non-school hours.
Absences: When your child is absent because of illness or for a doctor or dental appointment, please call the Absence Line at (858) 794-3751. The law requires that the exact nature of an illness be stated; this type of absence is defined as an excused absence. Students who are absent for 10 or more consecutive days will be withdrawn from the school and the class list. They will be re-entered to the school upon their return. If your child has a pattern of multiple absences, tardies and/or early dismissals, a parent-principal meeting may be scheduled to discuss improved attendance.
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.Tardies: Students are considered to be tardy if they are not on the school campus before 8:35. All students who are tardy must enter through the front office and must be accompanied by a parent to check in. Students tardy to school must obtain a Tardy Admission Slip at the school office before going to their class. Tardies will only be excused for health reasons, family emergencies and justifiable personal reasons, as permitted by law, Board Policy and Administrative Regulation 5113, and Education Code 48205. 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.
Early Dismissals: 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. Early dismissals will only be excused for health reasons, family emergencies, medical appointments and justifiable personal reasons, as permitted by law, Board Policy and Administrative Regulation 5113 and Education Code 48205.
Absence, Tardies and Early Dismissals will accumulate during the school year. For each absence, tardy or early dismissal that occurs within a school year, the following consequence(s) will apply:
- 1st-3rd Absence/Tardy/Early Dismissal — Teacher Conference with student
- 5th Absence/Tardy/Early Dismissal — Telephone call to parent
- 6th Absence/Tardy/Early Dismissal — First Truancy letter and Soft Truancy Booklet sent home
- 8th Absence/Tardy/Early Dismissal — Second Truancy letter Parent Conference Scheduled
- 10th Absence/Tardy/Early Dismissal— Referral to school Attendance Review Team (SARB) through the San Diego County Office of Education
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, three tardies or three early dismissals. 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.
Afterschool Pickup: Staff supervision ends at 3:00 pm. Students not picked up by 3:00 pm will be directed to the office. Students will be signed in and signed out when they leave. Repetitive late pick-ups will be directed to the Child Development Center (CDC) and may be charged a fee.
Parents are encouraged to attend this event at the beginning of the year. The purpose of the evening is to give teachers an opportunity to share information about the curriculum, class expectations, and learning opportunities for the upcoming school year. This night is for parent/teacher communication, so parents will need to make child care arrangements. Discussion is intended to be general. Conferences for individual concerns should be scheduled for a later time.
Students may be dropped off between 8:15 and 8:30 each morning. Drop-off should occur in front of the playground area where the morning greeter is located. There is a sign on Santa Victoria that states “Begin Passenger Unloading”. However, due to the young age of our students and for safety reasons, please only unload in the designated area in front of the playground. Students are not permitted to be on campus before 8:15 a.m. unless they are enrolled in a before school intervention class or CDC. A parent or guardian must stay with their child outside school gates until school supervision begins at 8:15.
Students may ride bicycles to school if they abide by the following safety rules:
- All riders must wear a helmet.
- Bicycles are to be walked on school premises. Sidewalks must be used in the parking lot areas.
- Bicycles must be parked in bike racks and locked.
- Only one person per bike.
Bicycle riders must obey the same rules that apply to cars when using the street. The District strongly recommends that children who ride their bikes to school be in grades three through six.
Skateboards or scooters are NOT permitted on the school campus.
While we do not discourage students from bringing mobile devices (including cell phones, watches, Kindles, etc.) to school, these devices may not be used during school hours, unless their class has arranged to have a special technology day or if the teacher has given permission for a student to bring his/her Kindle device to read in the class. All mobile devices should be turned off when students come on campus in the morning and remain in their zipped backpack during the school day. These devices may only be used once students have left the campus. If a personal item, including a mobile device, is lost, broken or stolen, the District will not be responsible for replacing the item.CHILDCARE
The 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 Solana Vista are 7:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. and 2:45 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.Student placements are made with the goal of developing classes whose balance and dynamics contribute to a positive learning environment. To achieve well-balanced classes, we consider academic ability, gender, learning styles, etc.; to help promote positive class dynamics, we consider which students should and should not be placed together.
The Solana Beach Board of Trustees has established a "closed campus" at Solana Vista in the interest of student safety and supervision. Once students arrive on the school grounds, they must remain on campus until the end of the school day. Students who need to leave school before the end of the day need to be checked out in the school office. For the safety of the students at Solana Vista, ALL parents/visitors must sign in at the office when on campus for any reason.All students have the right to learn, and all teachers have the right to teach. Therefore, all students will follow the personal standards:
Solve your own problems
Make good choices
General School-Wide Rules
All students will:
Use appropriate language.
Dress appropriately (i.e. close-toed shoes, no baggy pants, no inappropriate language or signs on clothing, no spaghetti-strapped or midriff tops.
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 sexual harassment
No physical contact
Grounds for suspension according to the California Education Code §48900 are that a studentCaused, 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.
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
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:
Footwear: For safety, students must wear closed-toed shoes should have hard soles and can be strapped or tied. Athletic shoes are a good choice and allow students to fully participate in outdoor/physical education activities. Students who wear inappropriate shoes to school will be sent to the nurse's office. Parents will be called to bring in appropriate shoes so that their child may fully participate in recess and PE activities.
- 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, 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-flops, sandals, or platform
- Jewelry that dangles
- Wheelie shoes
- Makeup, including glitter, or false finger nails
- Any items of clothing or manner of wearing clothing which contribute to the disruption of a productive learning environment and the safe operation of the school.
Hats, caps, or visors: These are encouraged 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.
Students who do not follow the dress code will be sent to the office and parents will be called to bring appropiate replacement items.
This drill is in case of an intruder, stray dog, or any other threat on campus. A staff member notifies students and staff. Teachers lock the doors and close windows. The students move together to a safe spot in the classroom. Teachers take attendance and remain with students. The class waits for further instructions.
The fire alarm sounds. The teacher walks the students to the designated evacuation area. The teacher then takes attendance and waits for further instructions.
The teacher has students "Drop and Cover" (students get to knees away from windows or other dangerous areas and cover heads). Students remain in this position until the office indicates it is time to evacuate. All classes then follow evacuation procedures.
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 3-6 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.
Requests for Homework: Requests for homework should be called in on the Absence Line (858-794-3751) before 10:00 a.m., and can be picked up between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. that day.
LOST & FOUND
Found items are kept at the coat rack in the Kiva; small or valuable items are 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.The Solana Beach School District takes part in the National Lunch Program. Meals are served every school day. Students may buy lunch for $4.50. Please visit our online prepayment system at https://www.myschoolbucks.com. Eligible students may receive a free or reduced price lunch. A student lunch includes an entrée, choice of 1% low-fat milk or fat free chocolate milk, 100% fruit juice and assortment of fresh and canned fruits and vegetables from our salad bar.Courtesy Meal: If a student does not have money in hand or on their account, they are able to charge the equivalent to three full price meals. Email alerts are sent twice a week to parents whose child’s account is reaching a zero balance or negative. Once the full price student reaches the charge limit the next meal provided is a courtesy meal. Students will continue to be provided a courtesy meal until the account is brought current.Students may also bring a lunch to school. Lunch delivery from outside vendors is not allowed. For more information about SBSD Child Nutrition Services, visit https://www.sbsd.k12.ca.us/Page/8383.
Clean up your area.
Be polite and remember your manners.
Raise your hand to use the restroom and get a drink.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 mucus 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.
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 influenza type b (Hib meningitis), and whooping cough.
For more information about school immunization requirements and resources, please visit the California Department of Health website at www.shotsforschool.org or contact your local health department or county office of education.
Medical Insurance: This is to inform you that the Solana Beach School District does not provide student and athletic accident insurance coverage for students, however, it does make available several insurance coverage plans through Student Insurance, an independent insurance company. The Solana Beach School District takes appropriate steps to protect your child from injury; however, accidents can and do occur, even in safe environments.
In accordance with Education Code Section 49472, the Solana Beach School District has made available for purchase, voluntary student and athletic accident insurance through the Student Insurance Company. The insurance program offered is optional and complies with the State Education Code. The Student Accident Insurance may be purchased for school-time, 24-hour, and dental coverage. Although you may already have medical insurance for your family, the purchase of this additional coverage could assist you by paying deductibles and balances left after your primary carrier has paid.
To enroll in the insurance program, please have your student pick up an enrollment brochure and application from the school office. (If you would prefer, you may download a brochure and application at www.studentinsuranceusa.com. ) Complete the application and return with your premium to Student Insurance in the envelope provided. All premium checks/money orders should be payable to Student Insurance. Please do not send cash! Please retain the brochure attached to the application for your records.
If you have any questions, please call Student Insurance directly for assistance with this program. They may be reached at 1-800-367-5830.
Medication at School: If your child is required to take daily or occasional medication during school hours, state law requires a parent/guardian MUST complete a medical form signed by the doctor before the medication can be administered. ALL medication must be stored in the health office. The nurse and/or health aide will be on duty to administer first aid and medications. Medication should never be stored in a student's backpack.
PERSONAL ITEMS AND TOYS
Students are not allowed to bring personal items (such as toys, cards, playground equipment, etc.) from home. If a student brings a personal item to school for an after school activity, the item needs to remain in the student's backpack during school hours. If a personal item is lost, broken, or stolen, the District will not be responsible for replacing the item. There is a no Zuca backpacks permitted on campus.General Playground Rules
- No toys/cards from home or classroom
- Books for reading are ok
- Don’t agree? Go Back to Back, then do Rock, Paper, Scissors!
- Always walk equipment back to equipment bin (Do not throw balls in from a distance; do not drop ball and walk away); Put ball in the basket and go to lin
- All food must be consumed by the building, not in any other areas.
- No rough play (pushing, shoving, etc.)
- Catchies OK
- Liners IN
- No “Babies”
- Liners In
- No Skimmers
- 1 Hand Catchies OK
Play Structure Rules
- Liners In
- No Skimmers
- NO 1 or 2 hand catchies
- Back Line = OUT
- No tag/chasing
- Only go DOWN slides
- No food or drink
- Count to 100 for your turn on swings (if in use)
- No jumping off, twisting or tagging each other on swings
- Don’t stand close to swings
- Sit on bottom
4 Square Rules
- No sitting on tetherball.
- Only hit the ball with closed or open hand (no other body parts).
- Players may not try take the ball off the rope.
- One person vs. One person (no teams)
- Hit ball only; may not touch the rope
- The server’s opponent is given a choice of either side of the court on which to play or the direction in which the server will serve the ball.
- To start a game, the server hits the ball around the tetherball pole. The ball may be hit with an open or closed hand. As the ball goes around the pole, the server attempts to hit it again and again in the direction of the original serve to wind it around the pole.
- The opposing player tries to hit the ball back in the opposite direction
- The player who winds the rope completely around the pole is the winner.
- Players may not try take the ball off the rope.
- Each player stands in one of the four squares.
- To start the game, the player in square 4 serves the ball by bouncing it in their square once and then hitting it towards one of the other square. The receiving player then hits the ball to any other player in one of the other squares.
- The ball must bounce in another player’s square, and they must hit it to another player before it bounces a second time.
- If a player hits the ball so that it misses another player’s square or fails to hit the ball before the second bounce after it landed in their square they are “out” and they must go to the end of the line if there are multiple players or to square 1 if there are only 4 players.
Grass Area Rules
- No kicking balls on blacktop
- Stay within cones near bathroom areas
- No tag/running/chasing (go to tag area)
- Food to be eaten before going to play
Bump Out RulesCan only be played with adult supervisionMay only extend the start line to half court line
- Tag/Chasing is allowed in Tag areas only
- Football/Soccer Area
- Players line up one behind another behind the free throw line. First two players in line each get a basketball.
- When the game starts, the first player will shoot a free throw, if the shot goes in, the player will rebound the ball and pass it to the next person in line (without a ball). If the shot is missed, the player will retrieve the ball and he can shoot from any position he likes until he gets it in the basket.
- The next player in line is allowed to shoot a free throw once the previous player’s ball hits the rim or the backboard. If the player misses, the next player’s aim is to get his/her shot in the basket before his opponent does. If this happens, then the player is out of the game.
- This continues until there are only 2 players left. At this point, the 2 players will both put their basketballs on the corner of the free throw line. On the count of three, they will run to get the other player’s ball and shoot. Whoever gets the shot in first wins.
- For safety reasons, this modified version eliminates the mosh pit, eliminates the need to extend the foul shot line, and eliminates the bump out option.
To support student safety, Solana Vista will be enforcing a No Dogs on Campus policy. Children are not allowed to bring pets from home. In special cases, pets may be brought only with the prior permission of the teacher and principal and should be appropriately restrained.
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.All teachers accompany students who are being picked up at the playground to the dismissal area on the blacktop. Students being picked up in the drive through walk through the school to wait on the grass area in the front of the school.
Parents picking up students on the blacktop should enter through the outside gate when it is opened by school personnel at the designated time. Do not come through the main doors before the bell rings.
Students who have not been picked up need to remain seated at their line. They may not play on the playground until a parent or guardian has taken custody. Parents must make verbal or visual contact with their child's teacher when picking up their child at their classroom line. If you are going to allow your child play on the playground after dismissal, please supervise them at all times, as we do not provide playground supervision after school.
Students waiting in the drive through area sit on the grass by grade level. Students are expected to watch for parent/guardian car and wait calmly for their ride.Students that have not been picked up by 3:00 will be brought to the office and will be supervised there until being checked out by their parents.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.”Learning the skills necessary for self-government is a major goal of public education. Student Council offers students opportunities to participate in and observe the election and governing process. Each classroom in grades 2-3 selects a student council representative each month to participate in student council and leadership opportunities.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.Solana Vista 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.All persons visiting our campus must follow these rules:
- Check in with the front office staff and get a visitor’s badge which must be visibly worn.
- Pre-arrange classroom observations during school hours by parents, guardians or their representatives with the principal.
- Check out with the front office staff before leaving campus to sign out and return their badges.
Solana Vista 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 our school, 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.
- 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 our school!
FOOD TREATS: Food treats for birthdays parties are not allowed. If you wish to commemorate your child’s birthday at school, some ideas include: sharing a favorite book or game, giving stickers or pencils. Please check with your teacher.
SUN SAFETY: Solana Vista provides sunscreen for staff and students (with accompanying parent) in the health office. Continued education regarding the importance of sun safety and the various methods of protection is ongoing throughout the year.
Research documents that a student's health affects their attendance and ability to learn. Healthy children:
- Do better in school,
- Miss fewer days of school,
- Pay attention in class,
- Have improved classroom behavior, and
- Are more likely to graduate from high school and go to college.