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School Rules

Closed Campus 

  • Please check-in and sign in/out with the front office
  • Volunteers must get the volunteer handbook front office and fill out the application which includes a background check, and TB test
  • Parent meetings/conferences will be held at a designated location

Dress Code

  • Light Blue, Navy Blue, Royal Blue or White collared shirt
  • Navy blue pants or jean,  blue shorts, skirt, jumper, leggings or skort.
  • Closed toe shoes
  • No baggy or torn attire
  • Dewey spirit shirts

Drop off and Pick up

  • Drop off begins at 7:50 am. Please be on time to pick up your children from school.
  • Park and Walk (preferred method)
    • Park on one of the side streets (i.e., California, Walnut) and walk to and from school
  • Drop off 
    • Pull up as far as you can on Dewey Ave. in the marked "Loading Zone"
    • Students exit from the passenger side of the car
    • Parents, please do not exit your cars.
    • Students must cross the parking lot using the designated walk way.
Please note the parking lot is for employees or handicap parking only.

Restroom Etiquette

  • ONLY 2 students allowed in the restroom at one time.
  • Throw paper towels in the trash can, not the floor or in the toilet.
  • Wash your hands carefully, do not drop water on the floor.
  • Use towels to dry your hands, not to throw on the ceiling.
  • ALWAYS flush the toilet.
  • Restrooms are for restroom business only, it is not a socializing area.
  • Do not bring writing implements into the restroom.
  • Food is not allowed in the restroom.
  • If you stay in afterschool programs, follow the same etiquette.


Cafeteria/Lunch Benches Rules

  • Use inside voices
  • Eat neatly
  • When instructed as a table to throw your trash away
  • Clean up around your area
  • Walk and throw trash away in an orderly fashion.
  • Know your lunch numbers
  • Walk quietly to the playground
  • Pick up your lunch (if delivered) from the lunch shelves outside the cafeteria


Rain/Inclement Weather

  • On rainy or excessive heat days, recess & PE will be held indoors. 

Playground Rules

  • When playing on the swings, face towards the benches.
  • You are allowed to swing for 30 seconds if a line exists.  Students must count to 30.  Each number is counted as the rider's feet swing upward until it is their turn.
  • Stand on the designated line in front of the swings to wait your turn.
  • While on the equipment, go up the stairs and down the slide only.
  • Stay off the equipment when wet
  • Walk on the blacktop

Playground Allowable Games

  • Soccer on the field
  • Hopscotch
  • Tetherball
  • Basketball
  • Play equipment
  • Handball
  • Four Square
  • Hula-hoop & Jump Rope

Birthday Celebrations
     To reduce disruptions to learning, we ask you to follow Dewey's Birthday Policy

  • All teachers celebrate birthdays once a month. Check with your teacher to see when the monthly celebration will be.
  • Store-bought food items only
  • Bring utensils, napkins and plates- these are not provided by the teacher.
  • Celebrations are ONLY the last 15 minutes of the day the teacher has established for the month 
  • In order to volunteer you must have completed the volunteer requirements