• 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