Student Handbook and Code of Conduct, Rules and Expectations
Our School Vision:
Glacier Hills is a united community where all learners are awakened to their possibilities.
Attendance & Tardies
Be Great, Miss Less Than Eight!
Good attendance helps students do well in school and eventually in the workplace. Good attendance matters for school success, and helps students stay on the path to academic and life success. Research shows, by 6th grade, chronic absenteeism is one of three signs that a student may drop out of high school. Canyons District Board Policy (500.5) along with Utah’s Compulsory Education Law states all school age children must be enrolled and in attendance at school unless there is an exemption or “valid excused absence” . If your student will be absent, please contact the main office 801-826-9825 the morning of, to report the absence. Students who miss five or more days of school will be sent an Attendance Inquiry letter.
Students may receive make-up work to complete after an absence, but please remember, the most valuable education, learning, and growth are only accomplished in the classroom with peer interaction and teacher support. Students must arrive at school on time.
Checking Students In and Out of School
To ensure the safety of all, students may only be checked out by an adult that is listed on Skyward as a legal guardian or on the emergency contact list. If you do not provide an emergency contact list, we must have written permission to release your student to anyone other than his or her legal guardian. Please limit checking your student out of school during the school day to emergency situations. To check your student out, please come to the main office. Parents may not go directly to a classroom to check out a student or to talk with them. All adults must show ID to check a student out. We will not send your student out of the building if you are not in the building to meet him or her.
Medication At School
Prescription or over-the-counter medications are not allowed at Glacier Hills without a completed Medication Authorization Form (available in the Main Office or on the Canyons District Website). If your child needs to receive medication during the school day, please bring the completed Medication Authorization Form and medication to the main office.
Visitors and Volunteers
All volunteers must register and be approved by completing the Volunteer Application before coming to the school to volunteer or go on a field trip. Once approved, all volunteers must sign-in at the Main Office and receive a badge before going to another part of the school. Please note, volunteer registration and approval must be completed at the beginning of each school year. All scheduled visitors must check in at the front office before going to the classroom.
School and Classroom Behavior Expectations
Students are expected to adhere to the school rules at all times. Staff members focus on reinforcing positive behaviors and reteaching expectations. Glacier Hills Yetis are expected to:
Playground Conduct and Rules
Students will treat everyone with respect and follow directions the first time. All students are allowed to participate in any game. For safety there is no chasing or playing tag on the black-top or playground. When playing games, students use butterfly fingers to touch or tag at all times. All playground equipment should be used properly. Students will use Ro-Sham-Bo to resolve conflict. During winter, no sliding on the hill or throwing, kicking or picking up ice or snow. If students do not follow recess rules and expectations they may lose game privileges or recess time.
Cell Phones and Electronic Devices
Cell phones and phone watches are not to be used during classroom time, instructional activities or field trips. For privacy and safety, students may not take photos at school. Phones of all types must remain off and in a backpack during school hours. Any other electronic devices may only be brought to school with parent AND teacher permission. Please note: all electronics, including cell phones, are brought at your own risk and the district is not liable for them. If expectations are not followed, the phone will be held in the Main Office for pick up by a legal guardian at the end of the school day.
Students can ride their bicycles and scooters to school but once on school grounds, they must walk their bike or scooter to the bike/scooter parking area on the East side of the school.. Glacier Hills is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Students need to bring a lock to secure their bicycles and scooters. Students who do not follow the rules may lose the privilege of having a bike or scooter at school. Skateboards, rollerblades, and curb grinding are not allowed at Glacier Hills Elementary.
Dangerous or Disruptive Conduct
The following behavior is defined as “Dangerous or Disruptive Conduct” and is not allowed at Glacier Hills, at school-sponsored activities, or while traveling in school vehicles like school buses.
- Bullying—Bullying is an act of aggression or unwanted behavior that is repeated, and used to isolate, harm, or control another person. Bullying can be:
- Physical bullying: pushing, hitting or punching
- Verbal bullying: teasing or name calling
- Non-verbal or emotional bullying: intimidation through gestures, social exclusion and relational aggression
- Cyber-bullying: sending insulting, threatening or harassing messages by text computer or other electronic messaging
- Drugs and Alcohol—Any illegal drugs, inhalants, alcohol, or the distribution of these items.
- Sexual Harassment—Sexual harassment is any unwanted or inappropriate relationships, touching or behavior. Students who engage in this behavior may be suspended from school.
- Vandalism—Injuring, damaging, or destroying school or staff property on purpose is not allowed.
- Weapons of any kind—Students cannot have weapons at school. This includes copies or replicas of weapons, even if it is not working or is designed for another use other than as a weapon.
Students are encouraged to tell a trusted adult about any dangerous or disruptive behavior.
Students should be dressed appropriately and respectfully for the activities and weather of the day including shoes for running and playing and a coat when cold.
This handbook is written for parents and students to read, discuss and understand together. All information here aligns to Canyons School District policies. For a complete list of Canyons’ policies, please visit https://www.canyonsdistrict.org/policy/.
Students who choose not to follow Glacier Hills rules may lose their recess and/or other privileges. Frequent or serious violations of the code will be investigated and, if necessary, a parent conference held. Violations may result in suspension from school.