Ft. Rucker PS

Playground Policy

Use of Equipment

Parents should be aware that not all playground equipment is appropriate for all children who may use the playground.  Parents and supervisors should look for posted signs indicating the appropriate age of the users and direct children to equipment appropriate for their age. Toddlers and preschool-age children require more attentive supervision than older children; however, one should not rely on supervision alone to prevent injuries

Because all playgrounds present some challenge and because children can be expected to use equipment in unintended and unanticipated ways, adult supervision is highly recommended.  A playground should allow children to develop gradually and test their skills by providing a series of graduated challenges. The challenges presented should be appropriate for age related abilities and should be ones that children can perceive and choose to undertake. Toddlers, preschool- and school-age children differ dramatically, not only in physical size and ability, but also in the intellectual and social skills.

Our playgrounds are closed to the public when school is in session.The playground equipment is appropriate for children attending the school. We also ask that all children be supervised at all times. Safety shall always be the prime consideration when children are playing.  Any situation or activity that poses a hazard will be stopped. Children are expected to use our playground equipment for the purpose it was intended.  Consequences of breaking the playground rules may lead to restriction of playground activities or stronger disciplinary action if the behavior is severe or persistent.

  1. Children should play in a safe and friendly manner.  Children may not throw objects (sticks, rocks, dirt, etc.), call others names, argue, or play in a manner that is too rough. "Play fighting" typically results in real fighting and is prohibited.  The school will not support "hitting back".  When two children fight at school, both will be considered wrong.  Adults are present in all school situations and should be used as a means of intervention before a fight occurs.
  2. Children should play only in designated areas and obtain permission from the playground supervisor in order to leave for any reason.
  3. Walk to the playground on the sidewalk in an orderly, quiet manner. This is necessary because you will pass classrooms that are in session. Use only "whisper" voices until you get to the playground. Students must use the sidewalks around our building for safety purposes and to save our grass. We want to keep our school campus looking great!
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Absence Procedures/Tardy Policy
 
Arrival/Dismissal Times and Procedures
 
Attendance Policy
 
Books and Materials
 
Bully Prevention
 
Campus Safety
 
Classroom Environment
 
Discipline and Behavior Management
 
Emergency Procedures
 
Grading and Report Card Procedures
 
Grooming and Dress
 
Internet Rights and Responsibilities for Students, Staff and Volunteers
 
Parent Communication
 
Scooters, Skateboards and Skate Shoes
 
Student Conduct
 
Student Records and Information
 
Study (Field) Trips
 
Telephone Messages
 
Visitors and Volunteers
 
Withdrawals and Transfers