Playground Rules

‘Playgrounds should be rich environments where children can stretch their physical, emotional, social, and intellectual skills’
– Hudson, Thompson & Mack

  1. Get a drink and use the bathroom before you start playing.
  2. Walk to the white line when leaving classroom, and when the Bell rings, walk after reaching the yellow line.
  3. Line up for a turn on swings at concrete border. Do not play in or throw wood chips. Absolutely, no swinging high, jumping out of swing or laying back in swing.
  4. Slide down slide on bottom only, never on stomach.
  5. Climb up play structure ladders not up slides.
  6. Walk around play structure, not under it.
  7. Run with friends in grassy areas (not underneath equipment), but do not play tag.
  8. Play with soccer balls inside track grass area, not by swings and play structure.
  9. Line up quickly and quietly as soon as the bell rings.
  10. On basketball courts, play with 1 or 2 balls per hoop, but don’t play knockout.
  11. Play with jump ropes out by track area.
  12. No drinks or bathroom after the bell rings.
  13. No footballs on the yard, unless during P.E. time or supervised by a teacher.
  14. Paper airplanes are not allowed on the playground.
  15. Students are expected to obey the Cafeteria Playground Supervisors (CPS) immediately and politely. If they fail to do so, they may be 1) warned; 2) given time; or 3) given a referral.
Nondiscrimination Policy

Bakersfield City School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived characteristics of race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identifications, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information or any other characteristic identified in Education Code 200 or 220, Penal code 422.55, or Government Code 11135, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal and/or the District’s Human Resource Administrator, at 661-631-4663, or at 1300 Baker Street, Bakersfield, California 93305. A copy of BCSD’s Uniform Complaint Procedures and Non-Discrimination policies are available by clicking here and/or upon request.