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  • We encourage students to be dressed in attire that reflects their readiness to learn. As such we prefer clothing, including jackets and sweatshirts, be logo, emblem, slogan, and word free.  Logos, emblems, and slogans distract from the academic environment and the consistency of “Dress For Success.”
  • On Wednesdays, students are encouraged to dress in Classroom College Colors and on Thursdays in the Character Color of the month.

Not Allowed:  Holes in clothing including rips and frays, spaghetti strap tops, temporary tattoos, face paint, hair sprayed by coloring that would drip when wet, clothing related to gangs, violence, or illegal activities, shorts, skirts that are too short (mid thigh or at least 3 inches down the thigh), obscene, sexually explicit, suggestive attire, professional sports attire, hats, gloves, hairnets, chains, discriminatory clothing or accessories, oversized (baggy) clothing, clothing that reveals underclothes, clothing and jewelry with spikes or harmful accessories, clothing with skulls, weapons, drugs, blood, or violence.

 

Grooming Policy: Research has shown a direct correlation between student's attire, appearance, and their school behavior, attitude, and achievement. With this in mind, the School Site Council has developed the following guidelines.

  • Hair and fingernails should be clean and well-trimmed.  
  • Cosmetic make-up is not allowed.
  • Fads in hairstyles designed to attract attention to the individual or to disrupt the orderly conduct of the classroom or campus is not permitted. The children’s hair can’t be dyed an unnatural hair color, shaved in a non-traditional pattern, worn in spikes, Mohawks, or designed in other “punk” styles.  Short faux hawks or sculpted bang waves are fine if they are no longer than 1 inch in height.
    • Hair must be cut to not be worn in front of the student’s eyes.
    • Earrings worn must be posts and not dangle as this is a safety hazard during playtime.  Students may not have other body-piercing jewelry. 
    • All jewelry or belts should be worn with safety in mind: no sharp points or large designs. Belts should be logo free.

BUSD STUDENT DRESS CODE  

  • Clothing shall be sufficient to conceal undergarments at all times.  See-through or fishnet fabrics, halter tops, off-the-shoulder or low-cut tops, bare midriffs and skirts or shorts shorter than a 3 inch inseam are prohibited.
  • Clothing, jewelry, or personal items (backpacks, fanny packs, gym bags, water bottles, etc.) shall be free of writing, pictures or any other insignia or indications which are crude, vulgar, profane, or sexually suggestive, which bear drug, alcohol or tobacco company advertising, promotions and likenesses, or which advocate racial, ethnic or religious prejudice.
  • All students are to give proper attention to personal cleanliness, modesty and safety in dress and grooming. Clothing is to be neat, clean, safe and non-distractive. No student is permitted to attend school if their appearance is disruptive to the operation and administration of the educational process. Any gang-affiliated items or attire are prohibited. Body markings determined to be a deterrent to safety or distraction from the educational process must be covered.
    • Hair shall be clean and neatly groomed. Hair may not be sprayed with coloring that drips when wet.
    • Footwear must be worn at all times. Elementary students must wear closed- toed shoes that have a back or strap on the heel and have a platform of no more than 1.5 inches. Steel toed footwear is prohibited

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Absences
     Absences are considered excessive if they go above ten percent of the days enrolled at any point during the school year. When it is necessary that a pupil be absent, please notify the school by the GOOGLE FORM on the website, PHONE or WRITTEN NOTE.  If a phone call has not been made to the school, the child MUST HAVE A WRITTEN NOTE THE DAY HE/SHE RETURNS TO SCHOOL. The note must include the child's name, teacher's name, date of absence, and the reason. The State of California now uses "positive attendance", which means that any absence other than illness or bereavement is unexcused. We have Independent Study contracts available and ask that you please request them in advance for unavoidable absences of 5 days or longer.  Please schedule doctor and dentist appointments in non-school hours as much as possible. Excessive absences (above 10 percent of the day enrolled in the school year) are reported to the School Attendance Review Team and parents are contacted to sign an attendance contract.  Further absences may result in a referral to the District Attendance Review Board.  


A student is tardy if he/she enters the line up or classroom after 8:00 a.m.  Being tardy disrupts the student’s learning process. He or she also disrupt the learning of other children because the teacher has to stop teaching in order to provide for the late student. The Shull School policy is for a child who has been tardy three times in a month or ten times in a year to serve recess detention or have another class consequence for subsequent tardies.




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Administrative regulations:

The Governing Board recognizes that meaningful homework assignments can be a valuable extension of student learning time and assist students in developing good study habits. Homework shall be assigned when necessary to support classroom lessons, enable students to complete unfinished assignments, or review and apply academic content for better understanding.  The Superintendent or designee shall collaborate with school administrators and teachers to develop and regularly review guidelines for the assignment of homework and the related responsibilities of students, staff, and parents/guardians.

Homework assignments shall be reasonable in length and appropriate to the grade level and course. The Board expects that the number, frequency, and degree of difficulty of homework assignments will increase with the grade level and the maturity of students. Teachers shall assign homework only as necessary to fulfill academic goals and reinforce current instruction.

(cf. 6011 - Academic Standards)
Age-appropriate instruction may be given to help students allocate their time wisely, meet their deadlines, and develop good personal study habits. At the beginning of the school year, teachers shall communicate homework expectations to students and their parents/guardians.

Although it is the student's responsibility to complete assignments independently, parents/guardians may serve as a resource and are encouraged to ensure that their child's homework assignments are completed. When a student repeatedly fails to complete his/her homework, the teacher shall notify the student's parents/guardians as soon as possible so that corrective action can be taken prior to the release of any final grades or report cards.
(cf. 5020 - Parent Rights and Responsibilities)
(cf. 6020 - Parent Involvement)

Makeup Work
Students who miss school work shall be given the opportunity to complete all assignments and tests that can be reasonably provided. As determined by the teacher, the assignments and tests shall be reasonably equivalent to, but not necessarily identical to, the assignments and tests missed during the absence. Students shall receive full credit for work satisfactorily completed within a reasonable period of time.

Shull School Policy:  Assigned homework is to be clear and relevant to ongoing class studies and provides needed practice, remediation or enrichment. It is to be a factor in assessment and grading.

The total amount of homework, NOT including independent reading (as outlined below) is based on the following recommended guidelines:  

  • Kindergarten should be assigned homework no more than four times per week, requiring an average time of ten (10) minutes each night to complete.

  • First grade students should be assigned homework no more than four times per week, requiring an average time of ten (10) to fifteen (15) minutes each night to complete.

  • Second grade students should be assigned homework no more than four times per week, requiring an average time of twenty (20) minutes each night to complete.

  • Third grade students should be assigned homework no more than four times per week, requiring an average time of thirty (30) minutes each night to complete.

  • Fourth grade students should be assigned homework no more than four times per week, requiring an average time of forty (40) minutes each night to complete.

  • Fifth grade students should be assigned homework no more than four times per week, requiring an average time of Fifty (50) minutes each night to complete.

In addition to regular homework, students are expected to read outside of school daily.  Students are to be given the opportunity to self-select reading materials at their independent reading levels.  Below are suggested guidelines for accomplishing this goal.

For grades K-3, 80-120 minutes per week.

For grades 4-5, 120-150 minutes per week

LEARNING READINESS MC900437990[1]

You can assist your child’s learning progress by following a few simple processes:

  • See to it that your child gets a good night’s rest on school nights.

The following are the current recommended sleep guidelines as recommended by the National Sleep Foundation:  

Age

Recommended

May be appropriate

Not recommended

Preschoolers

3-5 years

10 to 13 hours

8 to 9 hours

14 hours

Less than 8 hours

More than 14 hours

School-aged Children

6-13 years

9 to 11 hours

7 to 8 hours

12 hours

Less than 7 hours

More than 12 hours

 
     
       
       

  • Limit the amount of total screen time, including  television and/or video game play. Especially limit that  which includes violence.

  • Read with your child every week night and on weekends.

  • Provide a variety of reading material.

  • Be sure your child eats a good breakfast before coming to school.

  • Provide an appropriate place to study away from distractions and TV.

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Library

     The Shull Library is the most open library in the Bonita Unified School District.  Students are allowed much time to exchange books. Shull School staff strongly supports the Accelerated Reading Program. Our students score the highest of the schools in San Dimas, scoring at or above 85% correct on Accelerated Reading Quizzes.

     The Shull Library is open 34 weeks out of the year including Thursday evenings from 5-7 p.m. This allows our parents and students access during the evening to select books as a family. The computer lab is also open on Thursday evenings allowing students to take AR quizzes as well.

Library Policy:
       If a library book or textbook is lost or damaged, a bill will be issued for replacement. Students will not be allowed to check out books again until payment is made. Visiting the library and borrowing books teaches responsibility, as well as being fun and educational.

Dr. Seuss contest:
      Each year the librarian organizes a Dr. Seuss Trivia contest.  The three 5th grade classes choose teams to compete. The students study biographical information about Dr. Seuss and compete to see which team is the most knowledgable. This contest is always done near the date for Read Across America.

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Spring 2018 Dashboard Report

Arma J. Shull Elementary School

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SHULL CODE OF CONDUCT

 

·         Follow adult directions and stay within boundaries

·         Keep hands, feet and objects to self

·         Speak kindly and discourage name calling, profanity, and teasing

·         Use playground equipment appropriately

·         Play safely and do not fight, bully, kick or threaten

·         Use your words to prevent problems

·         Follow established playground game rules

·         Have many Shull friends, no "boyfriends/girlfriends" allowed

·         Having dangerous objects or look-alikes is against the rules

·         Do not throw rocks, grass, pebbles or other items other than playground balls

·         Leave leaves and branches on trees

·         Leave cell phones, toys, cd players, or gaming technology at home

·         Respect school property

HALLWAYS 

  •  Walk in the hallways
  • In the mornings, if escorted by a parent, please place your backpack on a hook outside your classroom, and then proceed to the cafeteria, or walkway near the cafeteria to wait for the playground to open
  • Unsupervised students should report directly to the cafeteria and should not be in the hallways
  • Wait by the office until a teacher arrives to supervise playObserve door opening safety circles
RESTROOMS             
  • Do not play in the restroom
  •  Three in at a time maximum
 
  CAFETERIA                
  • Use indoor voices and appropriate table manners

UPPER GRADE CODE OF CONDUCT

Shull Upper Grade Students will:

 

·         Follow the Shull Code of Conduct.

·         Be role models to younger students showing them correct manners and behavior.

·         Provide school leadership through student council and participation in school events.

·         Follow the direction of all adults and be polite to all members of the Shull Community.

·         Not enter any upper grade classroom if a teacher is not present.

·         Pre-arrange helping in a primary classroom (do not knock on doors).

·         Model good sportsmanship.

·         Respect their peers and support each other to be the best they can be.