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Conduct and Rules

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Student Pledge

  • Come to school on time in dress code compliance, ready to learn without distractions and willing to work hard

  • Bring necessary materials, completed assignments and homework

  • Keep an organized 2 inch binder and updated planner

  • Know and follow both school and class rules

  • Ask for help when needed

  • Communicate regularly with my parents and teachers about school experiences so that they can help me be successful in school

  • Limit my use of electronics during study time

  • Increase my reading time to at least 20mins every day after school

  • Respect the school, my classmates, staff and families

  • Find a way to be involved in school activities

  • No cell phone use at school unless allowed by teacher

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parent pledge

To help my student meet or exceed the state's high academic standards, I agree to carry out the following responsibilities to the best of my ability: 

  • Participate in activities at school, such as school decision making, volunteering and/or attending parent-teacher conferences

  • Provide current physical address and contact information to the school

  • Encourage and support the positive use of extracurricular time

  • Communicate the importance of education and learning to my student and check planner daily

  • Provide a quiet time and place for work completion, studying, and reading 

  • Monitor my student’s TV viewing, Cellphone use and Social Media 

  • Encourage my student to read every day for at least 20 minutes 

  • Communicate with the teachers or the school when I have a concern 

  • Ensure that my child gets adequate sleep, attends school every day on time in dress code compliance, gets regular medical attention, and proper nutrition 

  • Regularly monitor my student’s progress in school using Aeries 

  • Provide updated communications in order to continue an open line of communication 

  • Respect the school, staff, students, and families

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staff pledge

To help each student meet or exceed the state's high academic standards, Rio Tierra Staff agrees to carry out the following responsibilities to the best of their ability: 

  • Provide high-quality curriculum and instructionthat enables students to meet the challenging state academic standards.

  • Provide a supportive, effective, welcoming, safe, and caring learning environment

  • Provide meaningful communication between teacher and parents on an ongoing bases through

1.  Parent-teacher meetings when requested

2.  Frequent reports about student’s progress through report cards, progress reports, e-mails, IEPs, phone calls.

3.  Reasonable access to staff and opportunities to volunteer and participate in school activities and to observe in the class.

4.  Ensuring regular two-way, meaningful communication between family members and the school  staff in a language that the family can understand, when possible.

  • Endeavor to motivate my students to learn 

  • Maintain high expectations and help every student to achieve their best 

  • Participate in professional development activities that improve teaching 

  • Participate actively in collaborative decision making 

  • Work consistently with families and my school colleagues to make the school an accessible and welcoming place for families 

  • Respect the school, students, staff and families 

  • Enforce all school wide expectations