Playground/Blacktop Rules

Play Areas:

North Field: For running, playing with Frisbees and balls

  • Soft footballs are permitted on the north field
  • Only kick soccer balls on the north field


  • Only two people in the circle at a time
  • When the bell rings, stop playing

Blacktop by the Library:  Use hula hoops and jump ropes

  • Use hula hoops only around the waist
  • Jump ropes are to be used to jump rope - they are not to be swung around or used in other ways

Blacktop: For playing basketball and with the playground balls (i.e. four square)

  • No kicking the ball on the blacktop
  • No running on the blacktop

Ball Wall: For bouncing playground balls

Snack Area: For eating snacks

  • No sharing food
  • Make sure everyone cleans up their trash and dropped food
  • Must stay within the yellow lines
  • If a child is not eating a snack, they should not be in the snack area

Playground/Tanbark Area:

  • No running in the tanbark
  • Directions for monkey bars (from the hills towards the school)
  • No climbing on top of the monkey bars
  • When waiting for a turn on the monkey bars, stand on the ground
  • When using the slides, slide on your bottom feet first
  • One person on the slide at a time

General Rules (for all areas)

  • Keep all hands and other body parts to yourself
  • No play or pretend fighting
  • Wait by the yellow line until yard duty directs the students out to play
  • Students should not be in an area unless there are yard supervisors/teachers present
  • Playground rules apply at all times (recess and at lunch)
  • Use polite language in all areas of the playground
  • No students behind the containers or p.e. shed
  • No digging anywhere
  • No tennis balls or small rubber balls (superballs)
  • Put all equipment back when recess is over (i.e. hula hoops, jump ropes, and school balls back on the racks – classroom balls returned to the classrooms)
  • Only take classroom equipment from your own classroom

Bathrooms Rules:

  • If you are not using the bathroom, you should not be in there
  • Keep the bathroom clean and neat – throw away all trash

When the bell rings

  • Walk to your line
  • Return all equipment to where it belongs
  • Walk with the playground balls and other equipment