Rules & Responsibilities
While Weaver does not have a school uniform policy, we expect students to be dressed appropriately. Clothing should be neat, clean, and not distract from the educational program. Below are some very basic rules.
- All clothing should be appropriately sized for the child. Excessively baggy clothing is not recommended for school.
- Blouses and shirts should cover the child's midriff and avoid exposing the back.
- Underwear style tank tops, halter tops and tight fitting clothes are unsuitable for school.
- Shirts/blouses that advertise or advocate alcohol, smoking, drugs, gangs, profanity or slogans oriented toward degrading cultures, gender or ethnicity are not permitted.
- Thongs, flip-flops and backless sandals are not appropriate for school.
- Shoes should be secured to the foot and appropriate for PE participation.
- Students should wear socks and closed toe shoes to school to protect their feet.
- Hats may be worn on the playground ONLY. They may not be worn in the classrooms or school buildings (exception: items of religious nature, like Yarmulke's).
Weaver has a strict no animals policy. Animals can be brought to class for "sharing" only if prior approval has been granted and there has been verification that there are no allergies among the students (and staff).
Weaver permits fourth and fifth graders to bike to and from school when prior permission has been granted by the office (and the parents).
Twice a year the LAUSD permits class parties according to Board Policy. Additional parties may be scheduled by the PTA with Weaver administration (such as an "ice cream party" for passing a total student reading participation goal) as long as such do not interfere with instruction.
Weaver conforms to the administration of medication as per the LAUSD in accordance with the California Education Code (Section 49423). Weaver has a health office at the school and can provide medication to a student as authorized by a Physician's Request for Administration of Medication form (available at the school). Children may not carry their own medications on campus. All medications are kept in the health office in a locked cabinet.
Children should not attend school if:
- They exhibit a temperature of 100 degrees or higher within the last 24 hours.
- They have been vomiting or had diarrhea within the last 18-24 hours.
- They exhibit thick green nasal drainage.
- They exhibit red eyes or eye drainage.
- They exhibit a rash.
- Common Sense Rule: If your child has exhibited signs of illness during the night, please keep your child at home the following day.
Toys are not permitted at school. This includes radios, CD's, DVDs, Tape players, video games, and cell phones.
Student safety and instructional continuity are important factors that we have to consider when visitors are on the Weaver campus. Therefore every visitor must first come to the Weaver office, sign in and obtain and wear a badge while on campus. While we want parents to come, we request that they contact and arrange a specific time as throughout the day there may be special instructional programs at the time they wish to visit. Additionally, Weaver limits visitation to 20 minutes to reduce disruption.
Absence and Tardiness
Classes start on time and it is expected that a student will be in their seat and ready to start learning when class starts. We ask parents that they please plan accordingly and drop students off in time to allow them to get to their class on the campus.
If a child need to leave class early, we ask that parents provide advance notification so that the student can be taken from class with the least amount of disruption to instructional continuity.
Weaver understands that our schedule may require a parent to take the student out of school due to differences between the year-round schedule and other school schedules. In order to ensure continuity of instruction, we ask that parents attempt to not do this, but we understand that in some cases scheduling will require absence. In those cases we request that parents provide as much notice to the Office as possible. Additionally, in many cases, homework and assignments can be provided so that the student can continue their work during this period.
Responsibilities of the Student
- Write down homework assignments and the due date before leaving class
- Make sure you fully understand the assignment and concepts to be practiced. Ask your teacher to explain it again if you are not sure or if you have questions.
- Organize your materials.
- Take home the assignment and any necessary books and supplies.
- Demonstrate good study habits by budgeting the necessary time to complete the assignment.
- Demonstrate responsibility by neatly finishing your homework and placing the completed work in a spot where you will see it.
- Turn your homework in on time.
Responsibilities of the Parents
- Demonstrate that homework is a priority in your family by establishing a regular time for study.
- Encourage your child to use this time for pleasure reading even if no homework has been assigned.
- Provide support and supervision necessary to see that your child completes their assignments for return on the due date.
- Avoid family arguments or power struggles over homework. If a conflict occurs, please send a note to the teacher with the incomplete assignment. If you are not satisfied after the teacher has spoken with the student, schedule a conference with the teacher.
- Arrange a quiet environment for homework that is in a private personal area, rather than a public area like a family room or kitchen where disruptions and/or distractions can occur.
- Be available to assist your child with their homework, but remain a "consultant" not a "completer." Encourage and be available for questions, but don't do their work for them as it models dishonesty, enables dependency and takes away from the learning process (we know you know it).
- Encourage you child to read for pleasure. Read together. Reading is very important at Weaver and parental support at home is key to making students better readers.
- Recognize that homework assignments vary and refrain from comparing teachers.
Responsibilities of the Teacher
- Provide assignments that are appropriately related to the instructional level and content of the classroom learning.
- Provide clear, concise direction and check for understanding on all homework assignments.
- Provide regular and specific feedback to the child regarding his/her progress in all academic and behavior areas.