Expectations for Playground

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General Playground Rules
  • Playground equipment is to be used in the manner for which it was designed.
  • Softball bats are to be used only by upper grade students and under the direct supervision of a teacher, noon duty supervisor, or other adult.  A catcher’s mask must be worn by anyone catching behind the plate; those waiting to bat must remain behind the backstop.
  • The following PE equipment may be brought from home but must be marked with the student’s name and room number: balls, jump ropes, soft frisbees.  The school is not responsible for damage or loss of equipment brought from home.
  • Mp3 players, IPads, iPods, radios, video games, electronic devices, etc., should NOT be brought to school for playground use.  Cameras are only allowed on special occasions with teacher permission.
  • Toys or playthings except tennis balls may be brought to the classroom only with the teacher’s permission and may not be taken out of the classroom at recess or lunch.  No obviously dangerous items or replicas (knives of any kind, guns, etc) should be brought to school.
  • There will be no closed/locked games.
  • Lunch boxes and backpacks should be placed next to the building or fence closest to the classroom line-up location.
  • Students are not to leave school grounds during the day without permission.
  • No child should return to the building/classroom during lunch/recess or walk through corridors, except with passes.
  • Cell phones must stay in backpack and be turned off.
  • Stay in clear vision of duty personnel.
  • Students should not climb on baseball backstops, banks, fences, or trees.
  • During recess, all students should freeze where they are when the bell rings and they hear three short whistles.  They report to their classroom lines when directed by one long whistle.
  • Running is allowed on blacktop and grass only.
  • Balls are allowed on grass or blacktop only.
  • No food is allowed on the playground or hallways. Eat in the lunch area only.
Upper Grade Play Area
  • Rock Climbing Wall - No sitting on top, no jumping, and only one child at a time.
  • Pull Up Chairs - No sitting on top bars, one child per seat, 20 turns and switch.
  • Rope Ladder - No climbing on top, sitting or jumping. Keep your head out of the holes.
  • Teeter Totters - Stay off of the top, remain seated, feet on the ground, beware of your partners seat and 20 turns.
  • Swings - 100 turns, then switch, no jumping, swing from front to back only, sit up at all times and hold on with two hands.
  • Monkey Bars - No chicken fights, no sitting on top and no crawling through.
  • Pop-Ups - One child at a time and keep moving.
  • Pull Up Bars - 2 hands must stay on bar at all times.
  • Triangular Pull Up Bar - No sitting, pull ups only.
Primary Grade Play Area
  • Balance Beam - No pushing anyone off and one direction only.
  • Gray Oval Tunnels - One direction only.
  • Slides - Slide down only, no jumping off and no pushing others.
  • Bridge - Stay off the top.
  • Pop-Ups - Stay off the top, 20 bounces and switch.
  • Swings - 100 turns, then switch, no jumping, swing from front to back only, sit up at all times and hold on with two hands.
  • Pull-Up Bars - 2 hands must stay on bar at all times.
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