Guidelines & Policies

Discipline

A nurturing classroom environment is dependent upon a well-planned, interesting educational program and mutual respect between student and teacher.  A calm, pleasant, positive, and orderly classroom environment is conducive to good discipline and productive learning.  Communication between students, teachers, and staff should be positive, constructive, and productive.  As a staff, we will be responsible for the behavior of all students, and may intervene when we observe a student acting inappropriately. 


When a student has had multiple behavior reminders for any reason, or serious misbehavior, a Discipline Referral will be given.  Serious misbehaviors include but are not limited to:

  • disruption to the learning environment
  • damage to property which is vandalism
  • stealing
  • deliberate physical injury to another person (or attempt to injure)
  • violation of criminal law
  • sexual harassment

Communication from the teaching or administrative staff will apprise parents of serious discipline issues.  Suspension in or out of school may result from a Discipline Referral.  


Dress for Success

A safe and disciplined learning environment is essential to a quality educational program. District -
wide standards on student attire are intended to help students concentrate on schoolwork, reduce discipline problems, and improve school safety. The Board recognizes that students have a right to
express themselves through dress and personal appearance, and that student dress has an effect on behavior, work quality and school pride. Students are not permitted to wear apparel that is disruptive or potentially disruptive to the classroom environment or to the maintenance of a safe and orderly school.
·         Wear appropriate clothing to school
·         Dress for the weather, layers are appropriate for our ever changing Colorado weather
·         Wear hats outside and on special spirit days.
·         Wear appropriate footwear for movement and physical activity. (P.E. and recess)
·         Please follow School Board Policy on appropriate student dress.
http://www.boarddocs.com/co/asd20/Board.nsf/Public#  Choose the tab for Board Policy and search for policy JICA


Club and Activity Fees

At Mountain View we offer a variety of different clubs for students of all ages.  Typically clubs will last anywhere from 6 weeks to a full semester offer a full year.  Please check with the front office for current information regarding what clubs are available for your child.  Mountain View Clubs
See link for details.  Club and Activity Fees


School Supply Fees

The fee for supplies and consumables is $35.00 each which helps cover a portion of the cost of supplies that are expendable and consumable and/or items the school will retain after the class. This fee replaces school supply lists and parent purchased school supplies.  Please see the link for more details Supply Fees.


Homework
Regular and specific homework helps students do better in school.  Homework should be practice and reinforcement of skills that have been taught to ensure students remember how to apply new concepts or knowledge.  These are guidelines for homework and individual homework assignments may vary.  Please keep these times in mind when planning a student's extracurricular activities.
 
Homework Guidelines
Mountain View has determined the following recommended time allotments for each grade level.
                                Grade                                                  Time
                                    K-1                                                     15-20 minutes
                                    2-3                                                      20-30 minutes
                                    4-5                                                      30-60 minutes
Students are responsible for:

  • Knowing homework assignments before leaving school.
  • Taking all homework assignments and supplies home.
  • Doing their best on homework assignments.
  • Seeking help when needed.
  • Getting homework back to school when it is due.

Parents are responsible for:

  • Providing a time and a place for homework completion that is well-lit and free of distractions.
  • Establishing homework as a priority.
  • Monitoring the child's progress in homework completion.

Contacting the teacher if there seems to be an irregularity with homework (more than usual, less than usual, extremely difficult, etc.)
 
Make Up Work
Students are allowed to make up work that occurred at school in the case of an excused absence.  Students will be allowed two days for each day absent to complete make up work. (for extended absences please work with the individual teacher.)


Report Cards
Report cards will be available online (via the parent portal on Infinite Campus) each nine weeks.  Specials (Music, Art, P.E. and Spanish) grades will be given twice a year. 


Lost and Found
Our lost and found is located near the office in a large closet, please check it regularly for lost items.  At the end of each semester, items that have not been claimed will be donated to a charitable organization.


Money at School

When it is necessary for a student to bring money to school, it should be placed in a sealed envelope, labeled with your child's name, the name of the classroom teacher, and the purpose of the funds.