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Student Service and Leadership Opportunities

We believe that students need many opportunities to develop leadership skills for their future. We provide

 

several ways for them to learn the importance and satisfaction of providing service to others.

 

SAFETY PATROL

Fifth grade students who demonstrate good leadership qualities are selected as members of Safety Patrol. Their role is to assist children in crossing streets to and from school and to enforce the school safety standards. Students in fourth grade are recommended and selected to train as safety patrol members for the following school year.  Training is held at the end of their fourth grade year.  They begin their actual duties as fifth graders.  Safety patrol members are very responsible children who adhere to a written standard of conduct.  

 

PEACEMAKERS

We are very proud of our Peer Mediator program. This is a group of students in grades 3-­5 who are recommended by their teachers. Candidates complete a written and oral interview prior to being selected. Once selected, they attend a mediation training program. When they have successfully completed the training, students are scheduled to work approximately three days a month during lunch recess. Their role is to resolve non­violent student conflicts using techniques learned in mediation training. Students work under the close supervision of an adult Peer Mediator Coach.

 

ASSOCIATED STUDENT BODY (A.S.B.)

Students in grade 3-5 are voted to represent their class in  A.S.B. Students attend meetings to work on projects for the school, create posters for special events, visit classrooms and share what is going on around the campus.

 

GARDEN CLUB

Numerous opportunities will be offered to our students and their families to get involved in our community garden. Students will learn about growing plants that will be served in our salad bar at school. Volunteers are always needed to help keep our school beautiful.

Foothill Oak School-Wide Positive Behavior Support, Intervention & Discipline Plan

 Our school-wide plan provides a structure to support a calm and safe school environment while helping students to develop self-discipline, strong character, and accountability for all actions. At Foothill Oak, we help students become aware of how their actions can bring positive and negative consequences to themselves and others. Staff members emphasize and recognize appropriate behavior by giving verbal praise, sending positive notes to parents, etc. We know and recognize that everyone makes mistakes from time to time and this can help students learn valuable life lessons about appropriate behavior and positive decision-making.

 

 

Primary goals of the plan are to:

  • Establish calm, orderly, safe and engaging environment for learning.

  • Help students develop self-control and self-discipline to self monitor their own behavior.

  • Teach children to think and act in socially responsible ways .

  • Promote respect, kind, and positive student/teacher and student/student interactions.

  • Develop leadership skills.

Positive Behavior Systems

Classroom Rules and Positive Behavior Management Systems

Each grade level and classroom establish a positive behavior management system that aligns to the schoolwide system and goals to help students learn and develop effective self-management and monitoring behaviors.  Classroom teachers will share their classroom rules and systems for acknowledging positive behaviors as well as for progressive discipline for intervening and correcting inappropriate behaviors at Back-To-School Night and on the website.  Progressive discipline means that students will primarily have consequences that gradually increase from warnings to more restrictive consequences including notes/calls home and administrative interventions.  The goal is for students to be aware of, learn from, and modify their behavior rather than to solely punish students when they make a mistake. Every classroom participates in our school-wide positive recognition programs that promote positive academic and social interactions:

 

CELEBRATING STUDENT SUCCESS AND POSITIVE CHOICES

Foothill Oak strives to recognize the hard work our students participate in every day. Here are just a few of the recognitions a Foothill oak student can earn:

ROADRUNNERS R.O.C.K.:

Across the year, students will learn about and promote the positive attributes and behaviors we have outlined in our Roadrunners R.O.C.K. rules and expectations systems.

BUCKET FILLERS:

Each month, every classroom teacher nominates one student who exemplifies our positive character traits of kindness, courtesy, friendship, service, respect, and positive attitude. These students receive certificates at our monthly Friday Flag and eat lunch with the principal.

 

PERFECT ATTENDANCE:

Students who have perfect attendance are recognized and receive certificates each month. In order to qualify for perfect attendance, a child must be in school every day for the entire instructional day. This also includes not being tardy or late for school. Students with perfect attendance for the entire year are given a special certificate at our annual awards ceremony.

 

ACCELERATED READER:

Students are encouraged to read books and show their comprehension by taking quizzes on the computer through our Accelerated Reader program. They earn points based on quizzes taken from the books they read. Each month two top readers from each class are chosen to receive AR Reader Awards Certificates.

 

ROADRUNNER RACERS:

Students K-5 are chosen each month who demonstrate physical fitness through their participation in P.E. and in the running club. They  earn a foot charm for every five miles they complete all year long.

 

GOALS AND CONTESTS:

We offer contests, incentives and rewards for students who reach goals on our blended learning tools including MyOn (reading), Lexia Core 5 and ST Math!

 

FRIDAY FLAG:

Once a month, we have a schoolwide Friday Flag assembly in which we build school spirit, share important information with students and celebrate accomplishments!  Parents are welcome to attend!

 

Problem Solving and Conflict Resolution

PEACEMAKERS

Students in Elementary School are learning to work and play together in a positive manner and they will have conflicts as they develop the self-management and awareness skills to do so.  Our students at Foothill Oak are encouraged to settle their problems in a positive manner.  Students and staff will be trained in conflict resolution through the Peace Patrol Training. Students will learn to help other students talk their problems out and resolve conflict on the playground and in the classroom. Some students will be designated as Peacemakers and wear vests that identify them as individuals that can help at recess and lunch. For school rule violations, students will be receive appropriate progressive discipline.

 

Restorative Justice

As part of our plan to help students address and move forward from poor decision-making, we will also be implementing a Restorative Justice Model this year.  The Restorative Justice Model seeks to help students recognize and take responsibility for ineffective choices and make amends.  Part of the process includes having students realize how poor decisions negatively impact themselves, the school community and their families and to determine how to ‘restore’ trust and respect when they have caused negative impact.  Students and staff will receive training and support in Restorative Justice principles and processes.

At Foothill Oak, we help students become aware of how their actions can bring positive and negative consequences to themselves and others. Staff members emphasize and recognize appropriate behavior by giving verbal praise, sending positive notes to parents, and more. We know and recognize that everyone makes mistakes from time to time and this can help students learn a valuable life lesson about appropriate behavior.

  

Nutrition: Wavecrest Cafe

 

Students at Foothill Oak have an opportunity to eat breakfast and lunch everyday. Our Wave Crest Cafe offers fresh organic fruit and vegetables as well as nutritionally sound entrees.

BREAKFAST

Breakfast is FREE for ALL students every day. It is served from 7:10-7:35 AM. Children who miss breakfast before school is invited to get breakfast through our “second chance” program during their morning recess on regular school days.  Students must go to “second chance” breakfast before they go play, so please remind your child to eat first if they have missed breakfast before school.

 

LUNCH

Mornings can be hectic and we know it’s easy to forget to put lunch money in backpacks. However, lunch is very important and we want our children to eat a nutritious lunch. Please consider the following:

  • If you are eligible for free meals, please get your applications in on time. Return the applications to school the next day. Remember you must reapply each year. If you are waiting to hear about your eligibility, you must pay for lunches until your application has been approved.
  • Prepay & Save for school lunches. You don’t have to think about money each day. Lunches can be paid online at www.parentonline.net
  • Bonus Payment Offer: Receive a 10% bonus starting at $20 payment per student.  Example: $20 payment + $2 bonus = $22 into account.
  • Lunch - $2.50, Milk/or Juice – $.35
  • Bring a lunch.

Children are often excited to go play during lunch time and parents have raised concerns about children not eating or not having enough time to eat.  In response to these parent concerns, all students are required to sit at the lunch tables for a period of time (see “eat” times on the bell schedule) before they are released to play.  Student who are still eating will be relocated to another table with their grade level peers to finish eating while the next class comes out to eat.  We encourage students to eat at least a few bites of their entree and fruit/vegetable and we will notify any parent of student if we are concerned that they are not routinely eating something during lunch.  All food must be eaten in the lunch area. Students are expected to be respectful to supervisors and assist in keeping the eating area clean and pleasant by picking up their own trash.

 

GUM, SUNFLOWER SEEDS and NACHO/CHEESE SNACKS:

Students are not allowed to chew or possess gum or sunflower seeds on campus at any time. Violations may be result in ecology duty. Excessive offenses may be referred to an administrator.  Please do not bring chips to school that have orange/red coating such as hot Cheetos, Doritos, Takis, etc. as they lead to red/orange mess on books, furniture, clothing and more.

 

CLEAN CAMPUS:

We are proud of our attractive campus. Trash and recyclable items should be placed in trashcans and recycling bins.  Students are expected to pick up their own trash and may receive disciplinary consequences including ecology duty, on first offense.  If a student does not want to complete ecology duty, parents will be contacted and a Lunch Detention may be assigned. Students may receive discipline for defiance on their second offense.

2018/19Handbook

Parent-Student Handbooks

Attention parents and students!  Here are the new handbooks for the 2018/2019 school year!

The 7 Habits
The 7 Habits
FHO School Rules
FHO School Rules

Homework Policy

Learning does not start and stop only within the hours of the school day.  Homework and special projects are provided at all grade levels in order to review information already taught in the classroom and to strengthen your skills. We consider homework as a meaningful and valuable reinforcement to our school curricular program.  Students are provided with access codes to online learning resources to extend learning beyond the school day. We highly encourage parents to take an active role in the monitoring of homework.  Most of the time, the children will be able to complete the work without parental assistance, but sometimes parental assistance will be necessary. However, it is very important that the children do their own work so they practice what has been taught. If your child is struggling with homework, please contact your child’s teacher.

Cell Phone and Technology Use

  • Cell phones must be turned off and kept in the student’s backpack during school hours unless they are being used during a class lesson..  

  • Phone calls from personal cell phones are not to be made during the school day.

  • Cell phones will be confiscated by an adult if used on campus if the student is misusing their phone; parents may be asked to pick up the phone in the office.

  • Children are not allowed to take pictures of other children with any device unless it is part of a lesson or school activity.

  • If a device is brought to school, the responsibility of this device is solely on the student who brought the device. The school is not responsible for any personal devices that are brought to school. Please make sure that whatever your child brings to school is something that they know they are responsible for.

  • Students are not allowed to bring their personal devices on the playground.

 

INTERNET USE:

Only students who have parent permission will have access to the internet.  All students must follow adult directions regarding the internet and websites to use. Offenses will result in the loss of privilege to use electronic device and potentially removal of internet access for the remainder of the semester.

Dress Code For All Students

Foothill Oak’s dress code policy is designed to promote respect and maintain a safe school campus. The following clothing, jewelry or personal items are considered inappropriate  for elementary school students:

  • Tattered, torn or “sagging”

  • Transparent or fish-net fabrics, halter tops, low necklines, off-the-shoulder, bare midriffs, skirts or shorts shorter than mid-thigh, and ankle or floor-length dresses

  • Vulgar, profane, or sexually suggestive, including clothing that displays under-garments

  • Contain drug/alcohol/tobacco company advertising

  • Advocate racial, ethnic or religious prejudice

  • Gang-related in any way

  • Negative statements on clothing

  • Beach attire, tank tops with oversized armholes, or gloves

  • Looped or dangling earrings, facial cosmetics and temporary tattoos

  • Shoes with open toes, open heels, such as flip-flops, backless shoes and sandals or high heeled shoes

  • Hair that distracts the student or other students from focusing on schoolwork

  • Hoods and hats will not be worn in the classroom

 

Students who violate the dress code will call home for appropriate clothing.  If a student continues to wear inappropriate clothing, a parent meeting will be held to discuss reasons for the student's failure to follow the school policy.   

 

Since clothing fashions and fads change frequently, it is not possible to address every specific type of inappropriate dress. If a student's attire is offensive or distracts from or interferes with the educational process, it will be considered inappropriate even if it does not appear on the above list.