Playground/Blacktop Rules

Play Areas:

- North Field: For running, playing with Frisbees and balls

o   Do not go past the baseball field

o   Soft footballs are permitted on the north field

o   Only kick soccer balls on the north field   

- Tetherball: Make sure all students are playing on the appropriate pole

o   Only two people in the circle at a time

o   When the bell rings, stop playing - do not hit the ball “one more time”

- Blacktop by the Library (behind the blue line):  Use hula hoops and jump ropes

o   Use hula hoops only around the waist

o   Jump ropes are to be used to jump rope - they are not to be swung around or used in other ways

- Blacktop: For playing basketball and with the playground balls (i.e. four square)

o   No kicking the ball on the blacktop

o   No running on the blacktop

- Ball Wall (and container wall): For bouncing playground balls

- Snack Area: For eating snacks

o   No sharing food

o   Make sure everyone cleans up their trash and dropped food

o   Must stay within the yellow lines

o   If a child is not eating a snack, they should not be in the snack area

- Playground/Tanbark Area:

o   No running in the tanbark

o   Directions for monkey bars (from the hills towards the school)

o   No climbing on top of the monkey bars

o   When waiting for a turn on the monkey bars, stand on the ground

o   When using the slides, slide on your bottom feet first

o   One person on the slide at a time

General Rules (for all areas)

- Keep all hands and other body parts to yourself (no touching other students) - this also includes not playing tag

- No play or pretend fighting

- Wait by the yellow line until yard duty directs the students out to play

- Students should not be in an area unless there are yard supervisors/teachers present

- Playground rules apply at all times (recess and at lunch)

- Use polite language in all areas of the playground

- No students behind the containers or p.e. shed

- No digging anywhere

- No tennis balls or small rubber balls (superballs)

- Put all equipment back when recess is over (i.e. hula hoops, jump ropes, and school balls back on the racks – classroom balls returned to the classrooms)

- Only take classroom equipment from your own classroom


- Bathrooms Rules:

o   No playing in the bathroom

o   If you are not using the bathroom, you should not be in there

o   Keep the bathroom clean and neat – throw away all trash

o   Paper towels do not leave the bathroom


- When the bell rings

o   Walk to your line

o   Return all equipment to where it belongs

o   Walk with the playground balls and other equipment- do not bounce or play with the equipment

o   Students should stay quiet as they walk to and stand in line


- Consequence (as needed)

o   Firstly, give a warning to the student(s)

o   Secondly, assign a student to the red dot or take away the privilege of using the equipment/playing in that area

                         *** If you do this, please let the child’s classroom teacher know

o   Thirdly, if a child repeatedly does not follow the rules, please let the principal/assistant principal know what is going on (including the child’s name and classroom number)

o   In the event of fighting, defiance, and/or bullying, please send the student(s) involved straight to the office