School lunches are offered to children at a cost of $2.00, which includes milk. Breakfast is offered at $1.00. The children who bring their lunch from home may purchase milk for $.40. We require children to use the cafeteria in the manner for which it has been designated. Good table manners are expected as well as children being responsible for “picking up” when they are finished with their lunch. The lunch program is a privilege and service provided as a convenience for children.
Reduced and free lunch and breakfast information may be obtained in the school office. If a student forgets his/her money, lunch can be charged in the cafeteria. All lunch charges must be paid the next day.
We expect that students will follow these rules:
- Remain seated while eating lunch.
- Clean up your space and/or table.
- All food is to be eaten in the cafeteria.
- No throwing of food.
- No visiting with children at other tables.
The classroom teacher schedules snack time. We encourage children to bring satisfying, nutritious snacks to school. Candy is not permitted. There are a variety of a la carte items available in our cafeteria. Students may not charge snack items.
Conduct & Discipline
The Monticello School District believes that order and discipline are essential to an effective education. Behavioral expectations are explained in detail in the District Code of Conduct. Each family will receive a complete copy the beginning of September. In summary, students may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including suspension from school, when they:
- Engage in conduct that is disorderly.
- Engage in conduct that is insubordinate.
- Engage in conduct that is disruptive, intimidation, bullying or threatening.
- Engage in conduct that is violent.
- Any student found with a weapon will be subject to a 5 day suspension and a Superintendent Hearing.
- Engage in any conduct that endangers the safety, morals, health or welfare of others.
- Engage in misconduct while on a school bus.
- Engage in any form of academic misconduct.
The dress code is included in the document, but we remind you that inappropriate clothing is not permitted and parents will be called to bring a change of clothing if necessary. A student’s dress, grooming and appearance, including hair style/color, jewelry, make-up and nails, shall:
- Be safe, appropriate and not disrupt or interfere with the educational process.
- Recognize that extremely tight or brief garments and see-through garments are not appropriate.
- Ensure that underwear is completely covered with outer clothing.
- Footwear that is a safety hazard ie (flip-flops)
- No wearing hats in school except for a medical or religious purpose.
- Not include items that are vulgar, obscene, libelous or that denigrate others on account of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or disability.
PBIS – The Chase School participates in a district-wide program called “Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports” (PBIS). Our school motto is “Be a Better Me- Build a Better World.”
Students generally conduct themselves in a manner similar to the way in which they dress and groom. Any type of dress or grooming which is disruptive will not be permitted. The school assumes that parents will use good judgement with regard to proper school dress. Halter-tops, midriff blouses or shirts with spaghetti straps are not considered acceptable attire.
Shirts or any clothing with inappropriate slogans, ethnic or social slurs or the advertising of alcohol or cigarettes or substances, which are inappropriate for children, are not permitted. In warmer weather students may wear shorts to school. Baggy pants and the exposure of the underwear or the midsection of the body are not appropriate and will not be permitted. Short shorts are not acceptable. Sneakers must be worn for Physical Education Classes. Flip-flops are not recommended footwear for school.
Student Expectations and Guidelines
- Come to school ready to work.
- Finish your school work.
- Respect yourself and others.
- Wait your turn to speak in class.
- Climbing activities are restricted to designated climbing stations on the play equipment.
- Running activities are restricted to the designated areas.
- Running, chasing and tagging are not allowed on and/or near the play areas, swings or blacktop.
- Students are expected to keep hands and feet to themselves.
- Kicking, pushing, tripping, karate movements, stone and/or equipment throwing and play fighting are not permissible.
- Students are expected to show respect to one another and to the playground monitors. Use of obscene/foul language, talking back and/or name-calling is prohibited.
- Students must remain on the playground until the end of recess. At the end of recess all school equipment must be returned to its designated areas.
- Students who violate playground rules will be assigned time-out, recess detention or in serious matters, suspension from school.
Toys & Games/Personal Items
Walkman, video games and other electronic equipment or toys are not allowed in school. These toys will be secured and a parent will have to claim them from the office.