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School Rules

Before School

  • Students eating breakfast will go to the cafeteria no earlier than 8:20 a.m. and will stay in the cafeteria until 8:30 a.m.
  • Students who are not eating breakfast at school may arrive no earlier than 8:30a.m. Family members will be contacted to pick up students who repeatedly arrive earlier than 8:30 a.m.
  • Playground supervision begins at 8:30 a.m.
  • All students need to be on the playground until the bell rings at 8:45 a.m. Students are not to wait by the classroom doors or play around the portables.
  • After the 8:45 bell, students are to walk to their classrooms.
  • School begins promptly at 8:45 a.m.
  • Students will be tardy at the 8:45 bell; they MUST go to the office if they arrive after 8:45 to be checked in tardy.
  • Walk bikes and scooters on campus. No rollerblades, rollerblade shoes or skateboards are to be used on campus.
  • Use objects responsibly (no throwing rocks, snowballs, sand, or any dangerous items)

Drop Off & Pick Up Areas

  • Drop off or pick up students in designated areas only.
  • Kindergarten student’s designated area is in the drop off zone next to the gym.
  • Students who walk to and from school MUST use crosswalks.


  • Walt to and from the cafeteria – no running.
  • Walk in the cafeteria.
  • Stand quietly in line.
  • Sit on your bottom.
  • Stay seated until you are dismissed.
  • Eat your own food – No trading.
  • Use polite manners.
  • Use inside voices.
  • Raise your hand if you need an adult.
  • Clean your area completely before leaving your table.

Hallways and Sidewalks

  • Walk
  • Keep hands to yourself.
  • Walk down the center of the hallway.
  • Use inside voices.


  • Use inside voices.
  • One person at a time in each stall.
  • Use the toilet or urinal properly.
  • Flush when you are finished.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water.
  • Throw paper towels in the trash.
  • No playing or climbing on stalls.
  • Report problems to an adult.
  • Conserve water, soap, and paper towels.


  • Sit flat on your bottom
  • Voices turned off, respond politely only when asked by presenters.
  • Practice appropriate audience behavior.
  • Wait for a teacher to dismiss you.

After School

  • Students walk quickly to their designated pick up area.
  • Vehicle must be fully stopped before child approaches or enters vehicle.
  • Students who walk cross only at crosswalks. (Moon/Candelaria, Moon/Shoshone, Shoshone in front of school)
  • Students not picked up by 3:15 will be walked to the office to call family members to pick them up.
  • Walk bikes & scooters off campus.

Sombra del Monte’s Playground Procedures and Rules

  • Walk to and from the playground
  • Students may run only on the playground, not in other areas of the school campus.
  • Put all trash in trashcans.
  • No personal toys or sports equipment may be brought to school. School balls will be provided.
  • Use playground equipment. Safely.
  • Throw only appropriate items that are supposed to be thrown.
  • Use respectful language.
  • Use appropriate problem solving skills or second step approach.


  • One person on a swing at a time.
  • Sit on your bottom and hold on to the chains with your hands.
  • Swing back and forth (no twisting, side-to-side, or flipping).
  • Do not walk between swings or go under swings.
  • No pushing of swings.


  • One person on the slide at a time (no trains).
  • Sit on your bottom, feet first.
  • No chase or tag games on the slides.
  • Do not walk up or stand on the slide or hand from the sides of the slides.
  • No sand or rocks on the slide.


  • One person at a time.
  • Hold on with your hands.
  • No cherry drops or chicken.
  • Do not jump off the top of the bars or stand on the bars.


  • All games are open unless the duty person limits the number of players.
  • Rules of the game must be followed.
  • Games must be played in proper areas. School balls will be provided.
  • Tag games are not allowed near any equipment.
  • Good sportsmanship is always expected.
  • No tackling.

Report any problems to the duty teacher.
All play stops when the bell rings.
Walk quietly back to class with hands to yourself.
Students may stay on playground and away from portables and buildings during recess.

Students will be asked to “SIT OUT” during recess if they are not following the playground rules and procedures. Severe behaviors and repeated misbehaviors will be reported to the teacher and to the student’s family. Failure to comply with Sombra’s Rules and Procedures will result in either a poor choice report or a Student Referral Report. Appropriate staff and parents will be notified.