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School Standards


Turtleback School is a special place for learning. At school, students learn from books and also from meeting different kinds of people. Even though all students and adults that you meet may not become your best friends, it’s still important to get along with everyone.
The way a person feels about going to school depends a lot on how they are treated by the other people at school. It is important to remember that everyone has rights and responsibilities.



The following are the rights and responsibilities each student receives. Please read them while asking yourself the question “What kind of school do I want Turtleback to be?”
I have the right to be happy and treated with understanding. I have the responsibility not to hurt others’ feelings by my words or actions.
I have the right to be safe. I have the responsibility to keep my hands and feet to myself and to follow the school rules.
I have the right to be myself. I have the responsibility to treat others equally and fairly regardless of their race, ethnicity, religion, or gender.
I have the right to use the materials and property of this school. I have the responsibility to respect others’ property and to share what is ours.
I have the right to be happy and always to be me. I have the responsibility to be sure others are happy because of me!
  • Respect and listen to all adults.
  • Walk to and remain in assigned areas.
  • Take care of all property and equipment.
  • Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
  • Use only kind words and actions toward others.
  • Respect the rights and property of others.
  • Talk quietly at appropriate times.
  • Complete class work and homework to the best of your ability.
  • Listen and follow directions.
  • Be prepared and accept responsibility.


In support of the District’s Academy Honesty Policy, I know I am expected to demonstrate acts of honesty at all times, I understand that teachers, staff and principal will not tolerate acts of dishonesty.
  • Acts of academic dishonesty are:
  • Cheating on test: Any intentional giving or receiving of external assistance related to any examination, test, or quiz, without expressed direction or permission of the teacher.
  • Fabrication/Falsification: Any intentional falsification or invention of data, citation, or other authority in a academic exercise.
  • Forgery: Writing or giving or misleading information to school officials by forgiving another person’s signature.
  • Unauthorized Collaboration: International collaboration on an assignment between a student and another person, if such collaboration is not expressly directed or permitted by the teacher, this includes copying another student’s work, allowing work to be copied or completing assignment’s for others.
  • Plagiarism: Any intentional used of other’s ideas, words, or work, and creating such, as one’s own.
  • Theft or Alteration of Materials or Equipment: Any intentional and unauthorized taking, concealment, or alteration of student or teacher instructional material/equipment, including, but not limited to, the district data network, internet, and online resources.
Students are expected to wear clothing and shoes appropriate for school. Please adhere to the following guidelines:
  • No clothing with inappropriate graphics/words
  • No sagging/dragging pants are allowed.
  • Footwear must be safe: no shoes with wheels are allowed.
  • Hats may only be worn on the playground.
  • No mid-drift showing.
  • No shorts or skirts above mid-thigh.