Lunch Area and Playground
Our goal at Yerba Buena is for all our students to enjoy a safe, healthy, and productive environment, both inside and outside the classroom. We would like parents and families to be aware of the following rules which are enforced in the lunch area and on the playground.
- All students must stay in their seats during lunch.
- Use small voices - please no yelling.
- Do not touch, take, or hide anyone else's food.
- Clean up your area when you are finished eating.
- Wait to be dismissed at the end of lunch, then WALK to the yard.
- Appropriate shoes must be worn if students want to participate in active play.
- Go down slides feet first, one at a time, in a sitting position. Do not climb up or on the slides.
- Go in one direction only on the rings.
- No jumping off the slides or any other part of the climbing apparatus.
- Eating is allowed on the yard only at the tables. No playing or walking around while eating.
- No gymnastics or football permitted.
- Tag and foot races allowed on the upper yard only.
- All games must be played by P.E. rules.
- Playing or hiding in bathrooms or planters is not allowed.
- No swinging on, hanging from, or kicking tetherballs.
- Use school-issued equipment only: no Superballs, tennis balls, etc.
- No playing inside the goals or around the porta potty and shed on the upper field.
- There are NO electronic games allowed at school. All cell phones must be OFF during the school day.
End of recess/lunch: After the bell rings, campus supervisors will blow their whistles (one long burst). Students on the upper yard need to start moving toward the lower yard, freezing once they reach the blacktop. Students already on the lower yard must freeze. Students on the climbing apparatus must come down and move to the blacktop before freezing. When the campus supervisors blow their whistles a second time (two short bursts), students are to WALK to their lines. Students in line must wait quietly for their teacher, holding all balls and other play equipment.
As always, students must be respectful of adults and other students, and must keep their hands to themselves. In addition, while we encourage students to report serious offences, we would like to stress the importance of not tattling, which creates bad feelings among the school population.