General School and Behavior Rules

General School and Behavior Expectations

Attendance and discipline are the key to a successful school year for students. They are an important part of growing up and living in the adult world. Students appreciate and respond to a positive learning environment. We believe that such a climate is achieved through a consistent set of standards and appropriate consequences that parents and staff support.

  1. Students may arrive at school at 8:05 a.m. or after. The first bell rings at 8:25a.m. Students in Grades 1-5 will enter through open gates in the front of the school and walk directly to the blacktop area where they will line up with their class in a designated area. Students are able to participate in Running Club starting at 8:05 a.m. Students in TK or K will line up at Kindergarten areas designated by their teachers. Play structures are typically closed before school due to no supervision.

  2. Students will remember to walk and carry a pass while out of the classroom.

  3. Students will leave non-instructional items at home including but not limited to toys, balls, cards, gum, pokemon or yu-gi-oh cards, personal audio equipment, video games, weapons or any toy that could be identified as a weapon. SDUSD Zero Tolerance policy prohibits weapons of any kind. Cell phones are for emergency purpose only and are allowed to be used before or after school only. They should remain in the student's backpack during school hours.

  4. Only school authorized equipment is to be used on the playground. Skateboards, roller blades, "heelies," (shoes with removable wheels), skates or scooters and Zucas are not allowed to be ridden at school at any time. Bike riders walk bikes on school grounds to and from the bike racks.

  5. Students will talk respectfully to their peers. Students who threaten to do harm or do injury to another student or adult or they will be suspended immediately and will be interviewed by police. Name calling, sexual harassment, racist or demeaning comments and fighting are not acceptable.

  6. Office telephones are for emergencies only. Parents, please make sure students understand what their after-school arrangements are prior to the school day.

  7. School bathrooms will be used in an appropriate manner by being respectful of peers and bathroom supplies and equipment.

  8. Students may climb on playground equipment only. Students will maintain personal space when playing at recess.

  9. Snacks are allowed to be eaten at recess in the lunch court or kindergarten eating area.

  10. Please wear appropriate dress to school: including closed toe shoes, shirts with sleeves, and mid-thigh skirts and shorts.

  11. Please use the student crosswalks when crossing the street and follow all drop-off and pick-up traffic guidelines.

  12. Cars in the drop-off and pick-up zones are for immediate unload/load of students - please remain in your car. Please use the assistance of the parent safety volunteers and follow the instructions of the safety patrol students.


Mutual goals are best accomplished when school staff, students, and their families work together to build a strong school community. Please help to model the TPES Expectations we expect of your child, ensuring the continued excellence of TPES.


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