Discipline

The staff has developed both school wide and classroom plans to promote positive behavior and attitudes from all of our students. The plans include:

  • Behaviors expected by the school/teacher
  • A hierarchy of consequences for breaking a rule(s)
  • A positive plan for individual students/classes who are well behaved.

We have a full house at San Marcos Elementary School, and because of this we have high expectations for student behavior. “Discipline” at SME is teaching students to make appropriate choices in a climate of respect and support. We concentrate on “catching kids being good!” Our school policy for managing student behavior is based on a schoolwide discipline program with the following school rules:

  • Follow directions given by all school adults.
  • Respect the rights and property of others.
  • Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
  • Always use appropriate language.

Dress and Grooming at School

San Marcos Elementary students are required to wear a school uniform daily and show proper attention to cleanliness, health, neatness, and safety for school activities. A well groomed appearance is important in developing a positive self image and complements the school’s instructional program.

  • Students are required to wear our school uniform each day.
  • Uniforms must present a well groomed appearance. All clothing should be of the correct size - baggy pants and sagging waist lines are not appropriate.
  • Caps are permitted, but must be worn with the bills forward. Hats/Caps may not be worn inside the buildings.
  • Shoes should have closed toes and backs so student can play safely on the school playground during recess and P.E.

Sexual Harassment

It is the policy of the San Marcos Unified School District, in keeping with efforts to establish and maintain an environment in which the dignity and worth of all members of our district are respected, that sexual harassment of students and employees is unacceptable conduct and will not be tolerated.

Safe and Drug Free

 Our goal is to provide a safe and drug free environment for all our students. We actively enforce our school district’s “Zero Tolerance” policy. Students who attempt to bring drugs, alcohol, or weapons to school are arrested by the sheriff, suspended from school, and may even be expelled for up to one full year.

Tobacco Free School

San Marcos Elementary School recognizes the health hazards related to the use of tobacco, including the breathing of second-hand smoke. We are a “tobacco-free” school which means we do not allow smoking in the classrooms or on the campus at any time. In addition, we provide educational information to our students through classroom instruction and activities. Our school has information available about programs that support adults who desire to stop smoking.