Lyme School Handbook
expectations and standards apply to all school activities,
including assemblies, concerts, field trips and
visits to the library.
It is expected that the Lyme
School students will learn, through modeling, discussion and a democratic
To show respect
for oneself and others.
To help promote a safe
environment for all, physically, emotionally, psychologically
To respect individual
and school property.
To understand that consequences,
positive and negative, are direct results of one's choices.
To appreciate the privilege
and challenge of learning, and develop a tolerance for other's
To hold in high regard
the standards, rules and policies of one's school and community.
With this in mind we have listed
some examples that speak to the above ideas: Students
are expected to follow adult directions without argument.
Students should use quiet,
Students should walk in
the hallways and on the stairs, staying to the right hand side.
There should be no more than two people walking side by side.
Sliding on the stairway bannisters or jumping down the stairs
is not allowed.
Students are expected
to use appropriate language in school.
Quiet voices should be
used in the lunch room. Students are expected to clean up after
Students will be dismissed
from lunch when their table is clean and the recess supervisor
Students will honor personal
space, no kicking, pushing, hitting, etc.
Students should cross
only in the crosswalk when going to and from the library.
School is the student’s
workplace. Appropriate and neat dress is expected in order to
promote a respectful and non-distracting school climate.
Hats, pajamas, and other
distracting attire are not allowed to be worn in school. The
only exception is on a school spirit day sponsored by the student
council and approved by the principal.
Clothing that promotes
alcohol, drugs, tobacco, sex, violence or weapons is unacceptable.
Clothing that reveals
too much skin or underwear is also unacceptable.
Rollerblades and “roller
sneakers” are not allowed in school.
Cheating (copying work,
copying tests or quizzes, plagiarism) will not be tolerated.
There will be serious consequences for this behavior. Students
aiding another in cheating may receive the same consequences.
Materials found in classroom
desks belong to only one student, those using another student's
desk must respect the owner's possessions.
Students may leave school
grounds only with permission from the office.
Gum chewing is not allowed
Toys, iPods, MP3 players,
CD players, cell phones, etc. are not allowed in school. They
may be confiscated and can be picked up in the office at the
end of the week.
Staff members are assigned to each outside
recess. All children are expected to go outside during recess
except in the most severe weather. Be sure your child is dressed
appropriately for the weather.
K-5 Playground Rules
Reminders: One reminder will
be given about playground rules. The next step will be removal from
the playground. Aggressive behavior will not be tolerated.
rocks and gravel stay on the ground.
Keep hands to oneself.
No grabbing, pushing, tackling, landing in a heap on top of
No climbing or hanging
on fences or trees.
No damaging trees or other
No playing on cement block
or behind tree, that is considered out of bounds.
Respect seasonal boundaries
set by staff (i.e. the brook when mud or ice are issues)
No balls on the PlaySpace
during morning recess (Grades 1-4)
May go up small slide
Slide feet first only
No bunching up
No climbing on top
of tube slides - inside only
No hanging over PlaySpace
One person at a time
No twisting or jumping
Tennis balls are allowed
No hard balls (ie:
lacrosse balls, baseballs, etc.)
No skateboards, roller
blades or scooters
attire must be worn: snow pants, jacket and boots when playing
in snow. When playing on blacktop only, snow pants are optional.
No snowballs or throwing of ice is allowed. Snow forts are
okay, and may be used by anyone.
Objects thrown on the school
roof will not be retrieved until a roof maintenance checks take
Internet Acceptable Use Policy
Students are expected to use
the Internet responsibly, safely, and ethically. Use of the
Internet should support the educational objectives of the school.
Lyme School has an Acceptable Use Policy which provides guidelines for the
use of the Internet and the consequences for it's misuse. Parents
and students are asked to read this policy and sign an Internet
permission slip at the beginning of each year. Access to the Internet
is a privilege, not a right. Users are responsible for their
own behavior and inappropriate use may result in a loss of the privilege.