School and Playground Rules

  • 1.  Peak to Peak Elementary

    At Peak to Peak, we:

    • Respect ourselves and others through our words, actions, and thoughts.
    • Come to school ready to learn.
    • Have a positive attitude.
    • Bring necessary items.
    • Complete all school work.
    • Leave distracting items at home (this includes all electronic devices, gum, toys and trading cards).
    • Solve problems peacefully.
    • Ask for help when we need it.
    • Respect school and others' property.

    2.  Lunch Time Rules and Expectations

    1. Students line up along the south building/C building to get hand sanitizer and enter through south cafeteria doors to cafeteria.
    2. After getting your food, go to the cashier.
    3. Microwaves are for grades 4-5 only and grades K-3 may not use microwaves!
    4. Go straight from the lunchroom line to your seat.  Students in grades K-3 go to an assigned area. Students in 3rd-5th grade have open seating.  If you are not buying lunch, go directly to your seat.
    5. You must stay seated the whole time, unless excused by a lunchroom monitor.
    6. When you are finished eating (and 20 minutes have passed), clean up your space and raise your hand to be excused.
    7. After you are excused, stack your tray, in the window next to the lunch line.
    8. Using the bathroom needs to be done before lunch ends.

    3.  Peak to Peak's Discipline Policy (click to see policy)

    4.  Peak to Peak's Dress Code

    • Students are required to be neat, clean, and use good judgment in their manner of dress.
    • Shirts need to cover the whole upper body (shirts which are see-through or expose the stomach are unacceptable).
    • Tops with straps less than one-inch wide (three-finger rule), shirts which promote drugs, alcohol, tobacco, violence, or offensive language are NOT ALLOWED.
    • Shorts and skirts must be longer than fingertip length (shorts should be worn under skirts).
    • Pants and jeans should not be sagging or low-cut pants that expose undergarments areNOT ALLOWED.
    • Shoes should be worn that allow you to participate in PE and play with your friends.  (Athletic shoes must be worn during PE.)
    • Skate shoes (shoes with wheels) are not allowed at any time.

    5.  Non-Clothing Guidelines

    • Skateboards, skates, rollerblades, etc. are not allowed.  Bicycles must be walked on campus and locked to the bike carrier.
    • No sunglasses, hats, bandannas, sweatbands, and scarves (except for religious or cultural reasons) are to be worn in the building.
    • Visible tattoos or scribes/written images on skin or anything considered gang or drug related, suggestive, disrespectful, fear inducing, or offensive is not allowed.
    • No visible piercing (other than ears).

    6.  Playground Areas and Recess Procedures

    On and Off-Limits Areas:
    • The stairs leading to the second floor of the Elementary School Building mark the boundary.

    Playground Rules:
    • Be kind, thoughtful, welcoming, and patient.
    • Include everyone.
    • If you have a problem or see a problem, go to an adult.
    • At lunch recess, equipment is provided for you.  Leave all other equipment in your classroom.
    • When the bell rings, place equipment down on the ground.

    • Serve with a palm or fist.
    • No holding, bottle caps, bubbling, cherry bombs, double-touch, or roping.
    • If you cross the center line or touch the pole, your out.
    • The incoming person serves the ball.
    • Each person is limited to two games.
    • Blackouts are allowed.

    Basketball Area and Games (leave two baskets for shooting and rebounding):
    Shoot and rebound (make it/take it).
    Game Rules:
    • Hands off (any touching is a foul).
    • Dribble (no running with the ball).
    • It is a jump ball if two people from different teams get a hold of the ball at the same time.  Those two players will jump-NO substitutes.
    • When playing half court, the opposing team must take the ball back to the center line if it hits the rim.
    • Half court games are limited to ten players and full-court games may have 16 players.

    Four Square Area and Games:
    Around the World (Tea Party)
    Don't Break the Dishes
    • The leader is the person in square A.
    • The leader must call the game and direction before the ball is served.
    • If the ball hits the line, there is a redo.
    • You may not give or trade your square with another person (the first person waiting in line gets square D).

    Wall Ball:
    • Wall ball will be played in designated areas only.
    • One game is played at a time.
    • It is played with a red, rubber, playground ball.
    • The ball must hit the wall within the square.
    • The ball can only bounce a maximum of one time before the line (zero bounces are okay).
    • When you are out, go to the end of the line.
    GAGA Ball:
    • The referee counts eight players to enter the pit. (Students line up on bridge)
    • All players start with one hand touching a wall of the pit.
    • The game begins with a referee throwing the ball into the center of the pit.
    • When the ball enters the pit, the players scream 'GA' for the first two bounces, and 'GO' on the third bounce, after which the ball is in action. (If a student leaves the pit early, they’re out)
    • Once the ball is in play, any player can hit the ball with an open or closed hand.
    • Players cannot hold the ball.
    • If a ball touches a player below the knee (even if the player hits themself) they are out and leave the pit. If a player is hit above the knees, the play continues.
    • If a ball is caught on a fly, the player who hit the ball is out.
    • No double touch (ball must hit the wall or another player must hit the ball before you can hit it again)
    • Using the walls of the octagon to aid in jumping is legal as long as the player does not permanently sit on the ledge of the octagon.
    • When three people are left, a second ball can be thrown in the pit to expedite the end of the game. The last player standing is the winner of that round.
    • If you win you are out and go to the back of the line.
    • If you hit the ball out of the pit, the last person to touch the ball is out
      • If the ball leaves the pit, anyone who grabs the ball should give it to the ref rather than throw it in themselves. The ref does not need to let the ball bounce three times again, but rather gently place the ball in the middle of the pit.
    • No squatting down so as to protect your legs
    • If you’re out, do not reach in and touch the ball
    • Use good sportsmanship!

    Play-Structure Area:
    • Slide down the slide one person at a time by sitting on your bottom with your feet forward.
    • When you get to the bottom of the slide, clear the area.

    • Monkey bars are for hanging only.  Do not stand or sit on them.
    • Please travel in one direction, wait, and take turns.
    • Wood chips must remain on the ground.  They are for your safety.

    • Swing time is limited to five minutes if someone else is waiting.
    • One person at a time is allowed on each swing.
    • Sit on your bottom and swing in a back and forth motion.
    • If you are waiting for a swing, please stand a safe distance back from the swings and wait for an empty swing.
    • No jumping off the swings.
    • Keep your shoes on the entire time.

    Sand Box:
    The sand must remain in the sand box and on the ground (do not throw it or put it on another person).