Classroom Rules
    Rutherford Elementary has a school-wide discipline plan.  This means that every student is held to the same expectations.
    School Rules:
    1.  Each student will act in a respectful manner
    2.  Each student will be responsible for his/her behavior.
    3.  Everyone will maintain an environment that is safe and conducive to learning.
    4.  Each student will be prepared to learn and participate effectively in school activities. 
    ~ Loss of recess
    ~ Note home to parents/guardians
    (Communication Memo for minor behaviors, Office Discipline Referrals for major concerns)
    ~ Phone call to parents/guardians 
    ~ Sent to the principal's office


    ~ Students can earn Raves from any adult in our building by following school rules, making improvements in themselves (whether academically, behaviorally, or socially), or when they are “caught being good.” Raves may be placed into a weekly drawing prize drawing, saved to spend at the school store, or be used to buy entrance into a monthly reward. Items at the school store include school supplies, stickers, and small toys or trinkets. How the students use their Raves is up to them.  

    Absences -  An excuse is required upon return to school with the reason and date of absence.  You may not send an excuse via email.

    Students are permitted to bring a prepackaged small edible treat to celebrate their birthday.  

    ·         Birthday treats are to be sent with the child or dropped off in the office.  

    ·         Parents will not be permitted to go to the classroom to deliver the treats.  

    ·         Central Dauphin School District prefers healthy treats for the students. 

    ·         All items are to be individual prepackaged servings.  

    ·         No personal birthday presents such as cards, balloons, gift bags, and flowers will be able to be presented to children during the school day. 

    Grading Policy
    The grading scale is as follows:
    90-100  A
    80-89 B
    70-79 C
    60-69 D
    Below 60 F 
Last Modified on September 6, 2023