It is necessary that children develop self-discipline in order to further their learning. We ask that you discuss with your children the importance of and the need for good behavior and a good attitude while at school. We will not tolerate fighting, disrespect toward others, obscene language, or destruction of school property. Students who break the school rules will be dealt with according to the school and district policies. Please refer to the Clark County School District Code of Conduct K-12.
The staff at Will Beckley Elementary School strives to create an environment throughout the school in which students feel secure, happy, and have maximum opportunities to learn. To create this positive environment for our students, we use a school-wide positive management system based on courtesy, pride, respect, and responsibility. We strive to MOTIVATE students to display these expected behaviors through positive reinforcement practices.
The school and its grounds are a closed campus while classes are in session. Students are not to leave campus during the entire school day UNLESS arrangements have been made with the school office.
ALL VISITORS (INCLUDING PARENTS, FRIENDS, RELATIVES) MUST REPORT TO THE OFFICE BEFORE GOING TO A CLASSROOM. The visitors will be asked to sign in and out in the visitor’s log book and wear a visitor's badge while on campus.
Students may ride bicycles to school, however, the school will not accept responsibility for the safety of the bicycles. There is a bike parking area on the north side of the school. This area will be locked during the school day. You are encouraged to purchase bike locks, since bikes have been stolen. If bikes are ridden to school, they are restricted to the street and the bike parking area. The school sidewalks, playground, and car parking lots are off limits. For safety purposes, students are required to WALK their bicycles while on campus. Failure to do so will result in a citation. ROLLER BLADES, SKATEBOARDS, & SHOE SKATES ARE NOT PERMITTED ON CAMPUS DURING SCHOOL HOURS.
Student dress and personal appearance are required to be of such character as not to disrupt or distract from the education environment of the school. Skirts, dresses and shorts are to be hemmed and be fingertip length. Shirts or blouses must be appropriately buttoned in accordance with the design of that shirt or blouse. The length must extend beyond the belt level. No spaghetti-straps are permitted. All sleeveless shirts must have straps at least three inches wide and cover the shoulder. Transparent, see-through tops, bare midriff, strapless, low-cut clothing or tops and outfits that provide minimum coverage are prohibited. Clothing with slogans or advertising, which may disrupt the educational setting, is also prohibited. Extremely baggy or sagging pants are not allowed. Shoes must have soles. Footwear which offers sanitary and safety protection is recommended as is the wearing of tennis shoes on PE days.
All medications MUST be kept and DISPENSED through the nurse's office. A medication release form must be signed by the parent before any medication (non-prescription or prescription) can be administered to a child. The form is available in the office.
At all grade levels, school parties are planned for three occasions a year: Halloween, Christmas, and Valentine's Day. Special activities are also appropriate for Thanksgiving. Additional activities are appropriate in the primary grades (K-2) at Easter and May Day. Teachers are able to have end-of-the-year parties. School parties will be held the last 30 minutes of the school day. Birthday parties may NOT be held during the instructional day. If a parent wishes to bring non editable items such as pencils, erasers or something similar they may.
Students (Grades 1-5) go to the library for a regularly scheduled class once a week. During this time, they may check out books. Only one book may be checked out at a time. Books that are lost need to be paid for, by cash or check, to the library. Library privileges may be withheld if books are not returned, are lost or damaged. Damage includes a missing barcode, spine label, or damaged pages.