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The Redwood City Board of Education supports the concept that individual and group responsibility is learned through positive management and discipline procedures. Classroom and school student conduct policy at Roy Cloud is in accordance with district policy.


Roy Cloud is proud of the positive behavior that is maintained by our students. We are proud to have earned Platinum California PBIS State Recognition! The students at Roy Cloud are expected to act in ways that protect their safety and rights and the safety and rights of others. Additionally, we have adopted a school-wide positive behavior intervention program. It is based on a systems approach for establishing the social culture and individualized behavioral supports needed for schools to be effective learning environments for all students. At Roy Cloud, our expectations are that students:

  • Be Safe

  • Be Respectful

  • Be Responsible

The ROY CLOUD BEHAVIOR EXPECTATIONS MATRIX is what is expected of all students, at all times.  To help our Thunderbolts follow our expectations, there is signage around school that states our expectations in the hallway, at arrival & dismissal, on the playground, in the bathroom, MUB, library, and office. 


Behavior can be taught. Acknowledging the behaviors you want to see repeated teaches students to engage in that behavior. Acknowledgement systems are a structured way to use behavior-specific praise to help students understand exactly what they did that was appropriate. When using behavior-specific praise, we name the specific behavior that was observed along with the expectation that was displayed so students know exactly what they did well. Using praise to acknowledge appropriate behavior can lead to more frequent appropriate behavior in classrooms.  Roy Cloud students will be recognized/acknowledged for making choices that are Safe, Responsible and Respectful or that  exemplify our school’s monthly character traits.  Recognition may be in the form of specific verbal praise, or it may be written. Each adult on campus is challenged to acknowledge and validate at least five student positive behaviors each day.      


  1. I will stay in designated areas under staff supervision at all times.

    1. Areas outside of the red lines are out of bounds.

    2. Students are not to be in the hallway, labs, library or classrooms unless supervised by a staff member

    3. No playing in front of the school or in the parking lot.

  2. I will display courtesy and good sportsmanship.

  3. I will allow all fellow students to join in organized games and activities.

  4. I will play at the assigned areas for different grade levels.

  5. I will use the bathrooms appropriately.

  6. I will not throw any objects, except balls or assigned P.E. equipment

  7. I will play chase games only on the grass or blacktop area (not on the play structure).

  8. I will play with school assigned equipment only. 

  9. I will leave my own equipment at home and will not bring it to school. 

  10. I will use appropriate language and not name-call or swear.

  11. I will only slide down the slide one person at a time. (No climbing up the slide)

  12. I will keep my hands and feet to myself to keep everyone safe.

  13. If I am involved in a conflict or see a conflict that could involve physical aggression, I will get assistance from the yard duty immediately.

  14. If I am involved in a minor disagreement, I may request the assistance of an adult to help solve the problem.

  15. I will not cut in line or allow other students to cut.

  16. I will not climb trees, fences, or the building structures.

  17. I will report behavior that is unsafe or hurtful to others.

  18. I will return any playground equipment back to class after recess

  19. I will walk on the black top, unless participating in a game (i.e. basketball or tag).

  20. I will eat food in the designated areas.


  1. Keep your hands and feet to yourself.

  2. Share all equipment; take turns.

  3. Use equipment safely.

  4. You may only go down the slide feet first. Do not go up the slide.

  5. Only go to the top of the slide when the child has reached the bottom.

  6. Do not swing or tie things with the jump ropes.

  7. Do not touch anyone who is on the bars.

  8. Do not take hands or feet off the bars at any time.

  9. Do not throw any equipment against classroom walls.


Although our main goal is to focus on providing positive feedback and reinforcement, there are times that we need to correct, reteach, and remind students about our school-wide behavior expectations. Each teacher has his/her own system in the classroom for dealing with student misbehavior which includes but is not limited to behavior reflection sheets, restorative practices, parent notification, and classroom points systems. When mis-behavior has been excessive or a major offense, teachers may refer the student to the office by using our Office Referral Form. Students will then meet with an administrator or office staff member to decide on next steps.

Bullying is defined as unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived imbalance of power. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential of being repeated over time. Such behavior is not tolerated at Roy Cloud and staff will take all measures to address this behavior efficiently. 

To help support all students:

  • Students should report unwanted or aggressive behavior to a teacher, administrator or other staff member.

  • Students should provide all information to a staff member upon occurrence.

  • If parents hear of aggressive behavior, gather as many facts as possible from your child and report it to the teacher or administrator as soon as possible.

  • Staff will investigate any adverse behaviors based on the facts received from all parties involved. Parents will be notified of any measures that directly impact their child.


In partnership with you, we want to help our students meet academic and behavioral goals. When teachers, staff, or administration feel that a student needs more support to meet our expectations, we will try a variety of interventions to re-teach these expectations.  This may happen verbally with the student one-on-one or during a whole classroom lesson. After we have made several attempts to reteach the expectation, but the student is still in need of support, we may notify you by phone, email, or in person.   We ask that you review this feedback with your child to re-enforce the Roy Cloud behavior expectations as listed in this handbook. Teachers may also send students to a Buddy Classroom for minor behaviors, where they will complete a Restorative Reflection Form before returning to the classroom.  When interventions and communication home are not working and for major incidents, teachers will refer the student to the office to meet with an administrator.  


The following policies and consequences are intended to maintain an environment that is conducive to learning and to preserve and protect the rights of all Roy Cloud students.

According to State Education Code, any student may be suspended for, among other things:

  • Causing, attempting to cause or threatening to cause physical injury to another person

  • Possessing, selling or otherwise furnishing any firearm, knife, explosive, or other dangerous object

  • Possessing, using, selling or arranging to sell a controlled substance

  • Robbery, extortion, theft, vandalism, habitual profanity or vulgarity

  • Harassment, sexual or otherwise, committing an act of hate violence

Prohibited Items/Contraband: Laser pointers, matches, shaving cream, water balloons, water pistols, stink bombs, toy guns, pepper spray, slam book and any other items that may be considered dangerous or disruptive to the learning environment shall be considered contraband. Per school board policy, weapons are strictly forbidden. The consequences for possession of a weapon or contraband is an automatic referral to an administrator and a possible suspension or expulsion. All contraband will be confiscated and returned to the parents/guardians at the discretion of the administration.