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School Policies

Lincoln Start Time, Tardy, and Ending Time Policy

Parents, please make sure children are at school by 8:25am. If students arrive after the second bell at 8:35am, they will be marked tardy and they need to have a late slip from the office.

All 3rd-5th grade students must line up with their class in Yard B before school and may not wait in the hallways before school.

In order for us to maintain safe hallways, we need to keep them clear of adults who do not have a visitor badge. At the end of the school day, parents are not allowed in the school hallways until the dismissal bell rings at 2:45pm (1:15pm on minimum days). Entering the hallway early disrupts the end of school for students and teachers.

Lincoln Uniform Policy

All students must wear a red shirt as part of the Lincoln school uniform. T-shirts and polo shirts with the school name and logo are available for purchase at the Parent Center. Start with the Shirt Order Form.

Lincoln Visitor Policy

All visitors to the school campus must sign in at the school office located in the main building and wear a Visitor’s badge prior to entering any other part of the campus. California Penal Code 627.2 prohibits visitors from entering or remaining on school grounds without permission. The violation of California Penal Code 627.2 is an infraction and violators will be cited.

Lincoln Label Policy

Please label the following items with the student’s name and his/her teacher’s name:

  • Water bottles
  • Jackets
  • Lunch bags/boxes
  • Backpack

Lincoln Food Policy & Lunch Bags

Our school is on a Community Eligibility Program which means all students will be receiving free meals this year. Several of our students bring their own lunch to school. Please note that we do not allow “junk food” at school, which we describe as potato chips, candy, or gum. Please send your child to school with healthy food. If your child has food allergies, see your child’s teacher or the Lincoln front office to receive a form to request a modified menu from the school cafeteria. For links to the forms, please visit OUSD Medical and HIPAA Forms.

Lincoln Adult and Student Restrooms

Student restrooms are for children only. Adults can get the restroom key from the main office to access the adult restrooms in the foyer. For safety reasons, no adults are allowed in any of the student restrooms. It is the community’s responsibility to keep our students safe. Please help us by reminding other parents to use the adult restrooms.

Lincoln Lost & Found

Please check the Lost & Found racks at the main entrance for your child’s belongings. Please be respectful of others’ belongings and only take what belongs to you.

Lincoln Recess Policy

For the safety of the children and staff, there will be no footballs, tennis balls, or frisbees used on the yard during recess. Please make sure that your students do not bring these items to school.

School Norms - The Lincoln Way

School Norms - The Lincoln Way Posters

Lincoln School Culture

Lincoln Dragons have a heart for excellence and a soul for equity.

Lincoln Dragons wear red to show Lincoln pride.

Lincoln Dragons read to succeed because Lincoln Dragons know-today a reader, tomorrow a leader.

Lincoln Dragons accept and respect all identities, preferences, ethnicities, backgrounds, cultures and abilities.

Lincoln Dragons say no to racism and bullying. Dragons are true friends.

Lincoln Dragons are upstanders. Dragons stand up for their friends.

Lincoln Dragons are responsible, respectful, safe and kind.

Dragons collaborate, accept, respect, empathize! Go Dragons!

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Classroom Norms

During Instruction, Lincoln Dragons

  • Focus with their eyes
  • Pay attention with their ears
  • Turn their voices off to respect the speaker
  • Raise their hand and wait for the teacher's attention

During Academic Discussions, Lincoln Dragons

  • Respect and include everyone
  • Take turns and wait their turn
  • Disagree with the idea, not the person
  • Raise their hand and wait for the teacher's attention

During Work Time, Lincoln Dragons

  • Follow directions the first time given
  • Maintain voice level 0-2, whisper
  • Respect, include and help others
  • Take care of books and materials
  • Raise their hand and wait for the teacher's attention

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Cafeteria Norms

When Lining Up For Lunch, Lincoln Dragons

  • Walk quietly- hands, feet, and objects to themselves
  • Use magic words- Sorry, Please and Thank you!
  • Choose an entree and one fruit or vegetable
  • Carry their tray with both hands
  • Are mindful of others
  • Sit with their class at assigned table

Once Seated To Eat, Lincoln Dragons

  • Keep their food to themselves
  • Stay seated
  • Have quiet conversations
  • Raise their hand if they need to get up

When It's Time For Dismissal, Lincoln Dragons

  • Clean up, wait for their table to be dismissed
  • Once dismissed, carry tray with both hands
  • Sort waste into the correct bins and stack trays
  • Walk out in a line, follow directions

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Playground Norms

Heading To Or From Playgrounds, Lincoln Dragons

  • Follow directions the first time given
  • Maintain voice level 0-2, whisper and walk in line order
  • Help adults set up play equipment
  • Stay in the designated play area
  • Use magic words- Sorry, Please and Thank you!

In Case Of Disagreements Or Injury, Lincoln Dragons

  • Collaborate, Accept, Respect and Empathize
  • Follow directions the first time given
  • Ask for and accept help from adults and peers
  • Make "I" statements to state their needs and point of view
  • Accept responsibility and apologize to make it right
  • Make agreements or agree to disagree and move on

When The Bell Rings Or Whistle Blows, Lincoln Dragons

  • Sit at the sound of the bell or whistle
  • Follow directions the first time given
  • Help adults put away play equipment
  • Maintain voice level 0-2, whisper and walk in line order

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Norms for Restrooms, Hallways and Stairs

Lincoln Dragons Are Responsible, Respectful And Safe In Restrooms

  • Lincoln Dragons respect privacy in restrooms-
    Shush, flush, wash, trash and go
  • Lincoln Dragons use the toilet correctly
  • Lincoln Dragons remember to Shush and Flush
  • Lincoln Dragons wash their hands
  • Lincoln Dragons dispose paper towels and trash in the trash can
  • Lincoln Dragons leave the restroom the way they found it

Lincoln Dragons Are Responsible, Respectful And Safe In Hallways And Stairs

  • Lincoln Dragons walk in line order (don't run) on the right
  • Lincoln Dragons keep hands, feet and objects to themselves
  • Lincoln Dragons are mindful that teachers are teaching and students are learning
  • Lincoln Dragons walk with silence, use their bubbles and quiet feet
  • Lincoln Dragons follow the buddy system or carry a hall pass

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Norms for Restorative Conversations

When Disagreements Arise, Lincoln Dragons Accept Restorative Outcomes

Restorative Justice Norms

  • Respect the Talking Piece/process
  • Speak and listen with respect
  • Speak and listen from the heart
  • Remain in circle
  • Honor privacy
  • Add your own norms

Restorative Justice Questions

  1. What happened?
  2. What were you thinking and feeling at the time of the incident?
  3. What have you thought about since?
  4. Who has been affected by what happened and how?
  5. What about this has been the hardest for you?
  6. What do you think needs to be done to make things as right as possible?

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