Rules and Guidelines
General School Rules
- Students shall keep their hands, feet and other objects to themselves and use
- Students shall show respect at all times.
- Students shall have a pass or note to enter the office.
- Students shall have no gum, candy, seeds, etc. on the school grounds.
- Students shall respect the rights and property of others.
- Students shall work quietly and stay on task.
- Students shall follow the classroom rules.
- Students shall play safely at school.
- Students shall use all equipment properly.
- Students shall stay in their designated area.
- Students shall line up immediately when the bell rings.
- Students shall walk on the campus.
Students shall use good manners.
Students shall be given recognition for positive behavior in school assemblies and in individual classrooms.
- Loss of recess
- Note home
- Teacher/Parent conference
- Referral to the Principal
* Violation of school or district rules will be handled in accordance with the discipline code of the Bakersfield City School District.
We ask your cooperation in seeing that your child attends school each day. Absence from school places a hardship on the pupil. According to California School Law, an absence may be excused only for the following:
- Doctor's Appointment
- Death of an immediate family member
If your child is absent from school for any reason, please call the school to report the absence. In the event you are
unable to call, please send a note to school regarding the absence. Colonel Nichols has an attendance verification line
for reporting absences. The number is 871-1851. Please use this number to report any absences.
Arrival at School
Students should not arrive at school before 8:00 a.m. unless they are here to eat breakfast. our playground
supervisors come on duty at that time. On those rare occasions when an early arrival cannot be avoided, students are
asked to remain at the lunch benches until 8:00 a.m. Bicycle riders are asked to park and lock their bicycles and come
to the same area.
Once the bell rings, your student is considered TARDY. Your child needs to be on time every day to insure his or
her success. If your child is tardy, he or she misses the explanation of the new reading and math work for the day. It
is very disruptive to the teacher and other students when a tardy student enters the classroom. Being tardy can affect
your student's citizenship and Perfect Attendance Award.
Colonel Nichols students are expected to be courteous and respectful to their peers and to all adults who work on our
campus. Behavior that is deemed dangerous, disruptive to the learning process, disrespectful or vulgar will not be
tolerated. As a parent, you will be notified if your youngster is consistently exhibiting unacceptable behavior so that
we can work together to solve the problem.
Bicycles and Bicycle Safety
The Police Department has advised us that students should not begin riding their bicycles to school before they
enter the third grade. Children in grades below the 3rd do not necessarily have the cognitive skills necessary for the
safe operation of a bicycle. Bicycle riders must park their bicycles in the racks and are advised to lock them with a
strong chain or cable and good lock before leaving the bike rack area. Students must walk their bicycles when moving
between the street and the bicycle racks both before and after school. California law requires a helmet for all
A student who consistently fails to use good judgment when riding his or her bicycle will lose his/her bicycle
Hot lunches will be sold for $1.15 each (milk included). Milk may be purchased separately for 25 cents. Monthly
menus will be sent home with each child at the beginning of each month. Children are asked to buy their lunch
"tickets" before school
The fog delay announcements for Bakersfield City Schools apply only to the morning pick-up time of students who
ride district busses. The class instructional time will begin at the normal time. Please do not call the school office
asking if there is a fog delay.
Homework and Study Habits
Homework assignments will be made when deemed necessary by the teacher. Homework is the direct responsibility
of the students; however, it is much more effective and meaningful if accompanied by parent interest and
Homework may be requested when your child is ill for several days. Please call the office and allow the teacher
24 hours to compile the homework. Homework may be picked up in the office.
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