Rules & Conduct

Our school and district rules are designed to
encourage a positive and safe, productive learning environment for all students. In addition to the school rules on this page, we ask all students and parents to review the Student Rights & Responsibilities each year.

Please also review our attendance policy.

Cell Phone Policy

Cell phones are allowed on school property, but must be kept OFF during school hours.  Cell phones are to be kept in back packs at all times. 

  • First Offense—cell phone is confiscated and given back to student at the end of the day, Discipline write up will be sent home.
  • Second Offense—cell phone will be confiscated and parents will need to pick it up from the office or teacher.Discipline write up will be sent home.
  • Third Offense—cell phone will be confiscated and parents will be contacted for a conference to discuss a plan and for the phone to be picked up.


Dress Code

Please remind your children of the following dress code guidelines:

  • Shoes must be safe and appropriate for PE and recess.Light weight sandals, flip flops, and high heels are not safe footwear.No cleats or roller shoes (Heeleys) are allowed at school.Sneakers are best.
  • Clothing, that makes a reference to alcohol, tobacco products, or any illegal substance or activity, is inappropriate.Clothing with abusive or derogatory pictures and/or printing is not allowed.
  • Saggy pants are not allowed.Be sure that underwear and body parts are covered.
  • Hats can be brought to school as long as any advertisement is not offensive.When hats can be worn is the decision of the staff member in charge.
  • Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for current weather conditions.


We want children to have fun, play safely, and develop positive social interactions.

Adult recess supervisors are present when children are at recess.  Their primary responsibility is to ensure the safety of the children. They also help to solve problems through positive interventions and through the use of appropriate discipline.

When children have small problems at recess, we teach them to use our Peaceful Playground strategies, one of which is  Rock, Paper, Scissors.”

When the problems are too big or Rock, Paper, Scissors have not been successful, we teach children to seek adult help. We expect that games at recess will be inclusive, stress fair play, and that children will demonstrate good sportsmanship at all times. Children exhibiting “these traits are welcome to play at recess. 

We will work to help children refine these skills through teaching in the classroom, during P.E., and at recess.


Assemblies and Concerts

Silver Ridge will have a number of assemblies throughout the year.  These assemblies help students develop large group behaviors and serve to conduct school business, enhance student learning  and/or promote school goals.  Parents are always welcome to attend.

We teach students to observe the 4 A’s of audience behavior:

Allow—the performers to perform

Attend– keep your attention on the performance

Appreciate– the performance

Applaud Appropriately—Applause is appropriate for the type of performance

Field Trips

There are many interesting places in our beautiful Puget Sound area to which teachers may organize a field trip.  Permission slips, signed by a parent or guardian, are required before a child may be taken off school grounds.  The permission slip, which will be sent home from the teacher, will explain the aims and cost of the particular trip, inform the parent if private transportation is to be used and specify if special equipment, clothing or lunch is needed.

Lost and Found

Parents are strongly encouraged to label lunch boxes, coats, sweaters, hats, gloves, etc.  At the end of each semester, unclaimed items left in Lost and Found will be donated to charity.

Money Collection

Money may be collected from students for things such as planners, subscriptions, field trips, donations, classroom activities, sixth grade promotion celebrations, etc.  Money is collected using the Washington State Associated Student Body Guidelines. All money is deposited in a school district account and monitored by the Principal and a school district auditor.


Personal Items

All electronic devices, including games and c.d. players, are not allowed at school.   Toys can be a distraction at school and we ask that they stay at home.  The school is not responsible for lost, stolen or broken items. 


Pets at School

Animals are not allowed at school unless prior approval and arrangements have been made.  If a pet is to be brought to school for "show and tell", please contact the teacher in advance (many children have pet allergies).   Pets are not allowed on the school bus.

School Parties

Classroom parties are up to the discretion of the teacher.  If you wish to send treats for birthdays, please contact the teacher in advance so that classroom disruptions can be kept to a minimum.

Personal Invitations

Students may not pass out personal invitations at school unless every classmate is invited.

Textbook & Library Book Loss/Damage

When students are issued textbooks or library books, it is understood that reasonable care in the use, storage and transportation between home and school of books will be taken. Charges for lost books will be at the rate of replacement cost.