Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 344 Code of Conduct In order to provide students with a safe and supportive learning environment, schools need to have rules regarding student conduct and behavior. Your school’s rules, and the consequences for not following them, will be outlined in your school’s handbook. The consequences for not following the rules can range anywhere from staying in during recess to suspension. The severity of the con- sequence will generally depend on the seriousness of the offense and the behavioral history of the child. Bullying Bullying is sometimes a problem in the primary grades. Parents should talk to their children about what to do if they ever see or hear someone being bullied. If your child complains about being bullied, find out exactly what has happened. Then talk with your child’s teacher, counselor, or principal. Sometimes children are afraid to tell their parents that they are be- ing bullied. If your child suddenly doesn’t want to go to school, or if you see a change in behavior, ask your child if another student is causing problems for him/her at school. Daily Attendance Children need to be in school every day. When students miss school, they miss class instruction, activities, discussions, assignments, group projects, quizzes, and tests. Parents who allow their children to miss school when they aren’t ill not only hurt their child’s education, they send a message that school isn’t that important. Make school a priority. Nothing is more important to your child’s future than education! Attendance is the number one school success factor!