Attendance

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The Canyons Board of Education recognizes that regular student attendance at school facilitates academic achievement by maximizing the interaction between students and teachers. The Board also recognizes that regular student attendance at school is mandated by Utah Compulsory Attendance Law 53A-11-101 which requires students between the ages of six and 18 to attend school and is critical if schools are to meet the accountability standards set by federal and state legislation.

Regular attendance increases the opportunities for students to be successful at school.  Frequent absences or tardies disrupt the educational process. If your child is ill and you are keeping him/her home, please call 801-826-7900 before 9:00 am. Any student staying inside during recess will need a note from a parent each day stating the reason he/she needs to be confined indoors.

Students should arrive as close to 8:55 a.m. as possible.  The teachers use the time before and after school for preparation.  Outside supervision does not begin until 8:40 am. Please do not bring your child to school any earlier. The exceptions are those students who have been invited by the teacher for a class, extra-curricular activities, or other special assignment.  

Students who are not picked up from school within 10 minutes of dismissal time will be taken to the office.  Parents will be contacted by office staff.

Bikes and Scooters (don't forget your helmet)!

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The school cannot assume responsibility for stolen, lost or damaged bikes/scooters. Brookwood provides bike racks and cages to secure bikes. For added security, however, you might want to provide your student with a bike lock.  Students are not allowed to ride their bikes/scooters during school hours. They must walk their bikes/scooters while on school grounds and while crossing at the cross walks.

Building Conduct

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Running in the school is not allowed. Students should enter and leave the building from their grade-level door. Grade doors are secured during the day for safety and security. The main door is open before, during and after school and may be used when returning to retrieve items. Toys, electronic games, gum, and candy are not allowed.

Checking In and Checking Out

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Students are not allowed to leave the school grounds during school hours except with a parent or a parent designee. Please check your student out of school by coming to the office.

Citizenship

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Each child has a right to learn in an environment that is safe and without disruptive influences. It is expected that each child will act in a manner that allows all children the opportunity to learn. This requires responsible behavior in class, on the bus, walking to and from school, and in all school related activities. If situations occur where a student's behavior is so disruptive that it interferes with the learning and safety of others, appropriate action will be taken. Teachers have a responsibility to teach, encourage responsible, appropriate behavior and to deal with student misbehavior in their classrooms. Therefore, each grade will implement a set of rules based on the school's philosophy that children should be reinforced for appropriate behavior and receive consequences when necessary for inappropriate behavior.  Every effort will be made to deal with problems fairly and in a manner that demonstrates respect for students. Principal intervention might include one or more of the following and will depend upon the seriousness of the offense, number of repeated offenses, and other mitigating circumstances:

  • Principal/student conference
  • Temporary denial of privileges
  • Detention at Recess
  • Time out in a designated area
  • In-school/out-of-school suspension
  • Principal/teacher/student/parent conference
  • Restoration/restitution of damaged property

Dangerous or Disruptive Conduct

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The Canyons School Board recognizes that student discipline is essential to further the educational process and provide an environment conducive to learning. The Board authorizes the Administration to take appropriate action to preserve order among the students and staff and to protect school property. Acts of violence, use or possession of a weapon or facsimile, criminal behavior, and gang activity in or about District schools, property, or activities shall be dealt with in accordance with District policy and the law.  (See Utah Code §53A-11-901)
  1.  Possessing (regardless of intent), using, selling or attempting to possess any firearm, weapon, knife, explosive device, fireworks, chemical weapon, martial arts weapon, or other instrument including those which eject a projectile or substance of any kind, or any replica or facsimile of any of the above,whether functional or nonfunctional, whether designed for use as a weapon or for some other use. This includes toy knives, toy guns, and squirt guns.
  2. Causing or attempting, threatening or conspiring to cause damage to personal or real property, or causing or attempting, threatening or conspiring to cause harm to a person, throug
  • a.   Drugs or alcoholic beverages.
  • b.   Sexual harassment
  • c.   Arson- the willful and malicious destruction of any part of a building or its contents or occupants by use of fire or explosives.
  • d.   Burglary- breaking, entering or remaining in a structure without authorization during the hours when the premises are closed to students.
  • e.   Larceny or Stealing- the intentional, unlawful taking and/or carrying away of property belonging to/or in the lawful possession or custody of another .
  • f.   Criminal Mischief- willful or malicious injury or damage in excess of $200.00 to public property or to real or personal property belonging to another.
  • g.   Battery- the unlawful and intentional touching or striking of another person against his or her will.
  • h.   Assault- placing another person in fear or apprehension of a harmful or offensive touching, whether or not touching is actually intended.
 3. Involvement in any activity which violates federal, state or local law or regulation, disrupting normal school proceedings, or causing or attempting, threatening or conspiring to cause other students to violate federal, state or local law or regulation or to disrupt school proceedings, or attempting, threatening or conspiring to do any of these.

4. Laser pointers, toys, electronic games, pagers, phones, and stereo equipment are not allowed at school.

5. The use of foul, profane, vulgar or abusive language is prohibited.

6. Possession of a cellular telephone by a student is a privilege that may be forfeited by any student who uses his/her cell phone inappropriately. A student who possesses a cellular phone shall assume responsibility for its care. At no time shall the District be responsible for preventing theft, loss or damage to cell phones brought onto school property. Cellular telephone use during classroom time, instructional activities and field trips is prohibited. Cellular telephones must remain off during these times.

7. Any use of an electronic device that exploits personal information, disrupts the educational process, invades personal privacy or compromises the integrity of educational programs is strictly prohibited. Students violating these guidelines will be disciplined in accordance with Board Policy JK.

Discrimination and Harassment

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Canyons School District is committed to providing an educational environment that is free from illegal harassment and other forms of discrimination based upon sex, race, color, ethnic background, national origin, religion, gender, creed, age, citizenship, or disability. ( district policy JBA)

  1. Discrimination: Conduct, including words or gestures and other action, which adversely affect a student’s learning environment or results in disparate treatment based upon their immutable characteristics such as sex, race, color, ethnic background, national origin, religion gender, creed, age, citizenship, or disability.
  2. Harassment: Unwelcome conduct of an offensive nature that is demeaning or derisive or occurs substantially because of the race, color, ethnic background, national origin, religion, gender, creed, age, citizenship or disability and which creates a hostile educational environment.
  3. Students who participate in discrimination or harassment and students who witness but do nothing to prevent the behavior or alert an adult will be subject to disciplinary action.

Dress Code

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Students shall dress in a manner that shows respect for the educational environment and is befitting the day’s activities.  Students’ clothing and jewelry must not present a health or safety hazard or distraction, which would disrupt the educational mission.  Disruption is defined as reactions by other individuals to the clothing or adornment, which causes the teacher/administrator to lose the attention of the students, to modify or cease instructional activities, or to deal with the student confrontations or complaints.

  1. Items that disrupt the educational mission shall not be allowed.  Personal items such as clothing, paraphernalia, jewelry, backpacks, fanny packs, gym bags, water bottles, etc., shall be free of writing, pictures, or any other insignias, which are crude, vulgar, profane, violent, or sexually suggestive.
  2. Items which bear advertising, promotions and likeness of tobacco, alcohol, or drugs or which are contrary to the educational mission, shall not be allowed.
  3. All students shall maintain their hair in a clean, well-groomed manner.  Hair, which is so conspicuous, extreme, or odd that they may draw undue attention, disrupt, or tend to disrupt, interfere with the learning atmosphere at the school, shall not be allowed.
  4. All students shall wear clean clothing.  Clothing, jewelry, accessories and piercings which are so conspicuous, extreme, or odd that they may draw undue attention, disrupt, or tend to disrupt, interfere with or pose a health or safety issue to the learning atmosphere at the school, shall not be allowed.  Pajamas are not appropriate for school activities.
  5. Student shall not wear clothing that are mutilated, cut off, or immodest, e.g., short shorts, mini skirts, bare midriffs, halter-tops, spaghetti straps, tank shirts, or similar clothing.  Clothing shall cover the midriff, underwear, backs, and chest at all times.  Skirts, dresses and shorts must be at least mid-thigh length or longer when seated.
  6. Hats of any kind are not allowed within the building except as part of an approved activity, or for religious, or medical purposes.
  7. School officials may require students to wear certain types of clothing for health or safety reasons in connection with certain specialized activities.
  8. Gang-related clothing, colors, and paraphernalia shall not be allowed in schools or activities.  School officials will determine what constitutes “gang” clothing, colors, and paraphernalia after consultation with law enforcement agencies as needed.
  9. Shoes shall be worn at all times that insure personal safety and hygiene.  Flip-flops are not appropriate for school activites.

Educational Leave Guidelines

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Guidelines:

  1. A student may be counted present up to 10 days (maximum for Travel/Vacation in any one year.
  2. Parent/Guardian must make homework arrangements with the teacher at least one week prior to the absence.
  3. The student will receive a comparable number of days to complete homework in order for absences to be considered excused.  Example: If a student is absent five days, homework will be due 5 days after the end of the vacation.
  4. Students who take educational leave will be disqualified from receiving awards associated with attendance (100% attendance awards, etc.).
  5. Parent must use the Student Request for Educational Leave form for 3 or more days.  This form is available in the office.

Exclusion Policy

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Canyons School District students and employees are entitled to a learning/working environment which is free from unlawful and violent acts. Students whose action pose a threat to the health and/or safety of a student or staff member shall be suspended and/or excluded from school (Board Policy JK).

Expectation Matrix

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Brookwood is a wonderful school where students, parents, teachers, staff, and principal work together to create a positive and exciting learning environment. Working together, we can have a beautiful school where students feel safe and happy while they learn.

Respect is a key word at Brookwood-respect for self, respect for others, and respect for property. 
This is designed to be a guide for students and parents.

Brookwood Bears are always
SAFE, KIND & RESPONSIBLE.

Brookwood Bear Expectation Matrix

The Expectation Matrix are common procedures that all Brookwood Bears follow at school. These procedures are posted around the school. We believe a common understanding of expectations will help all of our students be successful.  We wanted to provide each family with a copy of these procedures so you can help your child learn the school expectations.

pdfBrookwood Expectation Matrix

Lunchroom Conduct

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  1. Show respect for lunch workers and supervisor at all times.
  2. Loud voices are not to be used in the cafeteria.
  3. Students will help keep the cafeteria clean. Be responsible for your area. Never throw food or touch another student's lunch.
  4. Students will always walk--NEVER RUN in the cafeteria.
  5. DO NOT take food, milk cartons, cans, bottles, or straws out of the cafeteria.
  6. Please take everything you will need for recess with you to the lunchroom, including coats and playground equipment. Students will not be allowed to go through the halls after they have arrived at the lunchroom.

Parking Lot Safety

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The students' safety is the primary concern in our parking lots. Be patient when picking-up or dropping-off students. We encourage you to use other areas around the school to alleviate congestion: the church parking lot, west of the school, Snowbird Drive, or Snow Mountain Drive (we have a walk-way in the back of the grounds). Please note that the lane closest to the school is for busses only. When you enter the lot, form a single line and as the cars move forward, move with them. Students being picked up at the front of the school are required to wait by the school until the car picking them up moves past the Kindergarten door. After you have collected your riders, carefully pull into the exit lane to leave. If it will take some time to load or unload passengers, or if you need to come into the school, please park on the east side of the lot or on Snowbird Drive. Please observe the directions from the Student Safety Patrol.

During peak traffic hours--approximately fifteen minutes before and after school-- we ask that all pedestrians use the crosswalk. We request that all adults, as well as students, observe this rule. Parking along the west side of the parking lot in front of the school is allowed during school hours; however, please be aware that this area is off limits immediately before and after school when this area becomes the drop-off and pick-up lane.

Playground Conduct

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No area on our campus poses a greater risk to the students well being than the playground. We would like to review some rules that will help keep our children safe and contribute to the overall safety and enjoyment for the entire student body.

1. Playing will not be permitted near windows and entry ways, on the front lawns or sidewalks.

2. All students will be encouraged to participate in organized games.  A Playworks coach will be present during lunch recess to coordinate activities.

3. Contact games which include tackling, shoving or pushing will not be permitted on the playground.

4. Students are not allowed to leave school grounds to retrieve playground equipment.  

5. Students will treat all supervising adults with respect and follow their directions at all times.

Restroom Conduct

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This is an area of our school where each student is expected to show good judgment and proper behavior. You are expected to act in the same way you would in your bathroom at home. Cleanliness and good health habits are very important. Always flush the toilet and wash your hands. Be considerate of the people using the restroom after you. Please leave it clean. Restrooms are not places to meet with your friends, do your visiting somewhere else.

Special Programs

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Assemblies and other programs in the Kiva or auditorium are designed to enhance a child's education. It is a privilege to participate. Please observe the following guidelines:

1. Show respect to the people performing by being attentive, remaining quiet and staying seated during the performance.

2. Show appreciation for a performance by applauding in a polite manner. Please, no whistling or booing.

3. Enter and exit quietly.

Those who choose not to follow these guidelines will be asked to leave the program.

Telephone Use

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School phones are not for student use, except in emergencies. A note or pass from the teacher allows a student to use the phone.

Visitors

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All visitors must report to the office. If you are going beyond the office, you will be asked to wear a visitor pass. This is for the safety of our students. If you have family or friends visiting, they cannot attend school with your child.

Volunteers

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We welcome volunteers to our school and find them essential to our success!  Before you begin to volunteer, please complete the volunteer application on the Canyons district website. All volunteers neeed to be approved through this webiste before volunteering. Once you are approved, you can sign in at the office  and record your hours in the volunteer book.  No children (babies or toddlers included) are allowed in the teacher workroom or in the classroom if you are working with students. Please find a sitter for your other children when you are volunteering.  It is very distracting for the class when other children are in the classroom. We are unable to accommodate anyone other than adult volunteers on field trips.