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Policy and Procedures

School Policies and Procedures at Crestview Elementary



Regular attendance is important.  Please call the attendance line at 801-402-3206 to report an absence.  We strongly encourage your student not miss more than 9 days of school over the course of the year.  We realize that health problems do arise.  In the event your child is going to miss school, please let us know so that we can work with them.  It is also important that you student be on time and attend the entire day.  Please help your student be on time and refrain from checking your student out early.


Baby Sitters/Day Cares

If you have a baby sitter or a day care, please work with them to be sure that they and you receive all notices that are sent home from the school with your children. Please keep the baby sitter/day care’s name, address, and telephone number updated on the registration card.


Bikes, Scooters, etc.

Wheeled transportation should be walked on school grounds at all times for the safety of everyone.  Bicycles, scooters, and skateboards may not be stored in the school and should be locked in the bike racks as soon as they arrive and left in place until it is time to go home.  Rollerblades/skates should be changed out for shoes prior to entering the building. 


Bus Students

Students riding buses should be at the designated pick-up areas a few minutes before the bus arrives.  Students are expected to follow all rules and procedures expected on the bus and respect the bus driver.  For safety, if a child does not use appropriate self-control, and follow the rules in place, bus privileges may be revoked.  Non-bus students are not allowed on the bus.


Check Out

If a student needs to leave the school during school hours, it is State policy that the parents pick him/her up and sign him/her out at the office.  We cannot check students out with a telephone call. Valid ID will be required to remove the student(s) from our school.


Dress Code

Clothing, hair, and body should be neat, clean, and modest.  Extreme hairstyles or hair colors are prohibited; hair colors must be natural.  Shoes must be worn at all times.  Hats, hoods, etc. may not be worn in the school building.  Extreme low-rider, sagging or baggy pants may not be worn.  Summer wear must be modest.  Shirts can be sleeveless if the arm opening fits tightly around the arm and does not sag.  Halter tops, spaghetti straps and midriff tops are not appropriate.  Shorts may be worn, but must be hemmed and must not be excessively short.  Boxers, briefs, cut-offs, short shorts, or bicycle/spandex shorts are not allowed.  Clothing which displays obscene, vulgar, lewd, disrespectful, or sexually explicit words, messages, or pictures, clothing that can be identified as “gang related”, and clothing which shows an illegal substance are not allowed.  Clothing attachments or accessories which could cause injury are prohibited.  Exaggerated cosmetics, body paint, or body piercing are prohibited. 


Electronic Devices

Please review the “Electronic Device Policy” on the school’s web page.


First Aid and Medication

The school will try to reach parents when students are ill or injured.  If we cannot reach you, we will follow the instructions you have written on your child’s registration card.  Please keep this information up-to-date.  If a student needs medication because of doctor’s orders, a parent must come in to the office for a form.  This form must be signed by a doctor before any medication can be administered at school.  A new form must be filled out each school year.  All medication must be in licensed prescription bottles with directions on the outside. Students may bring one daily dose of medication for themselves as needed.  Staff will not be allowed to administer any medication at school unless a medical consent form is current and on file at the school.


Leaving School Grounds

Students are not permitted to leave school during the day except when properly checked out of school.



Students will be assigned a locker by the teacher.  The lockers do not lock, and students are not allowed to bring a personal lock for their lockers.  Students may use magnets to decorate the interior of their locker, but may not decorate with anything sticky or permanent.  The exterior of lockers may not be decorated.  Please do not expect that money, electronic devices, or items of value will be safe in a locker; items of value should not be brought to school. 


Lunch & Breakfast

Breakfast is available in the cafeteria beginning at 8:20. The only students allowed in the building before school are those in the cafeteria eating breakfast.  Students are excused outside as soon as they finish eating.  The school lunch program is available each day; students may also bring a sack lunch and purchase milk. On occasion, there are items that may be purchased ala carte at the beginning of the lunch line.  Lunch money should be payable to Davis Nutrition Services.  You can pay by cash, check, or on-line using a credit card.  If you choose to send money with your student, please put it in an envelope labeled with his/her name and the teacher’s name, and the amount enclosed.  If you qualify for free or reduced lunch, please do not send money until after you have completed a lunch application form.  This must be done yearly.  You have a 10-day grace period to do this. 


Monday Folder

A folder will be sent home with information for parents on the first school day of each week.  There will be one side designed for items that need to be returned to school, often with your signature and one side for advertisements and items to keep at home.  Please return them weekly.  We use the same folder all year!



The Health Code prohibits dogs, cats, and other animals on school property.  There is both personal and district liability with animals in school.  For other questions please call Risk Management at 801-402-5144.


Respect Crestview

We take great pride in Crestview’s Elementary School. We hope you enjoy playing in our field and walking the track. Vandalism of any kind to our school or neighborhood should be reported immediately.  Please help us maintain the security and beauty of our school.


School Arrival Time

Crestview Elementary does not provide for student supervision before or after school.  Children should arrive at school no earlier than 8:20 AM, and leave for home promptly after school.  Students are expected to be in their designated line when the morning bell rings. 


Stormy Weather

Schools in Davis County rarely close due to weather conditions.  In the event of a severe storm, please listen to your local radio stations for notices concerning school closures.  We do not insist that children go outside at recess time during excessively wet, windy, or cold weather.  However, on a normal day, children are expected to go outside for recess and to have adequate outer clothing, jackets, gloves, hats, boots, etc. to be comfortable.  Recess is considered part of the school day.  If your student needs to remain indoors for health reasons, you must send a note.  Students who remain inside during recess for health concerns will either be with their teacher in the classroom or in the office when the teacher is unavailable to supervise students.  When indoor recess is determined, children will remain in the classroom with activities to do.



Messages for students may be taken by the Office when there is an emergency or when it is essential for a student to receive information.  Since office telephones are constantly in use for school business, students may not use telephones unless given permission by a teacher.  Parents are encouraged to call teachers when they have questions, leaving a message and phone number with the office or on individual voice mail.  Electronic devices (such as cell phones and games) are not permitted to be used during school hours (they must be turned off during school hours) and may be confiscated by school officials if they disrupt the educational environment.



Students should not bring toys to school.  They may be confiscated by school officials when they disrupt the school day.


Visiting School Grounds

Parents are welcome to visit the school, but are required to always check in at the office.  Kindly call the teacher and arrange for the visit so that joint goals may be accomplished.  Children visiting in your home may not attend Crestview.

Eletronic Devices

Electronic Device Policy Crestview Elementary School 



We realize there may be valid reasons a child has been given a cell phone to take to school.  However, we are concerned with student cell phone practices that may interfere with classroom learning. Therefore, we have set up some guidelines for cell phones and other electronic devices used by our students. 



For the purposes of this policy, “Electronic Device” means a privately owned wireless and/or portable electronic handheld equipment that include, but are not limited to, existing and emerging mobile communication systems and smart technologies (cell phones, smartphones, walkie-talkies, pagers, etc.), portable internet devices (mobile managers, mobile messengers, BlackBerry™ handset, etc.), Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) (Palm organizers, pocket PCs, etc.), handheld entertainment systems (video games, virtual pets, CD players, compact DVD players, MP3 players, iPods©, Walkman™ devices, etc.), and any other convergent communication technologies that do any number of the previously mentioned functions.  Electronic Device also includes any current or emerging wireless handheld technologies or portable information technology systems that can be used for word processing, wireless Internet access, image capture/recording, sound recording, information transmitting/receiving/storing, etc. 


Possession and Use

Students may bring cell phones/electronic devices to school.  Once arriving at school, students must turn off all cell phones, electronic devices and secure them in a safe place.  After school has been dismissed for the day, students may then turn their cell phones back on to call parents or check their messages.  We would appreciate students taking their phones and using them outside so students can leave the building without interruption or incident.  Cell phones/electronic devices may NOT be used in the classroom, at recess or during lunch, or any other school sponsored activity or on school transportation.  Sending or checking text messages during the school day is not allowed. 



Electronic Devices shall not be used in a way that threatens, humiliates, harasses, or intimidates school-related individuals, including students, employee, and visitors, or violates local, state, or federal law. 



If an electronic device is being used during the school day, school sponsored activity, or school transportation, school staff will confiscate that phone until the end of the day.  If this happens more than once, the parent will be contacted to retrieve the device and discuss the issue. 


Potential Disciplinary Actions

Violation of this policy can result in discipline up to and including suspension, in school suspension, or expulsion, and notification of law enforcement authorities. 

A student who violates this policy may be prohibited from possession of an electronic device at school or school-related events, confiscation of device for a period of time, depending on the severity of the offense.


Security of Devices

Students shall be personally and solely responsible for the security of electronic devices brought to school.  The school shall not assume responsibility for theft, loss, damage, or unauthorized calls made with an electronic device.  If devices are loaned to or borrowed and misused by non-owners, device owners are jointly responsible for the misuse of policy violation(s). 



Individual wishing to report a violation of this policy should contact a school administrator. 


Prohibitions on Audio Recording

Camera or audio recording functions of electronic devices may pose threats to the personal privacy of individuals, used to exploit personal information, and/or compromise the integrity of educational programs.  Accordingly, the use of the audio recording or camera functions of electronic devices is strictly prohibited on school premises at all time. 



With prior approval of the principal, the above prohibitions may be relaxed under the following circumstances: 

·         The use is specifically required to implement a student’s current and valid IEP; 

·         The use is at the direction of a teacher for educational purposes; 

·         The use is determined by the principal to be necessary for other special circumstances, health-related reasons, or emergency. 

Child Find Notice

Child Find Notice

Davis School District is responsible for Child Find identification and evaluation for all students suspected of having a disability residing in Davis County. This includes children (birth through 21 years of age) who are in public schools, private schools, are being home schooled, are preschoolers (birth to five years) and are in need of an evaluation for possible special education or early intervention services. Early identification and intervention may be essential to your child’s development.

If your child is having significant difficulty with vision, hearing, speech, behavior, is experiencing slow development typical for his/her age, physical development or learning difficulty, he/she may be a child with a disability that requires specialized instruction through special education. If you suspect that your school age child may have a disability, please contact your neighborhood school principal or special education department at 801-402-5169. 

If your child’s age is birth to three years or three to five years, contact the Davis Early Learning Center at 801-402-5409.

Statement Of Nondiscrimination and Notice


As a recipient of Federal financial assistance, the District is required to notify students, staff, and the public on a regular basis of its commitment to prohibit discrimination and ensure equal educational and employment opportunity. In addition, to satisfy due process requirements, the District and schools need to publish notice of important policies that affect the rights of students and parents.      



Davis School District and Crestview Elementary School do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law, in its programs and activities, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

Inquires or complaints regarding the non-discrimination policies may be directed to an individual’s principal or supervisor and/or the District Compliance Officer:

Steven Baker, Associate Director Human Resources
ADA (Employment Issues) Coordinator

Davis School District
45 East State Street
P.O. Box 588
Farmington, Utah   84025
tel: (801) 402-5315

Adam King, District 504 Coordinator
504 (Student Issues) Coordinator

Davis School District
P.O. Box 588
70 East 100 North
Farmington, Utah   84025
tel: (801) 402-5180

Jackie Thompson, Director of Equity
Title IX Compliance Coordinator
Race, Color, National Origin, Religion, or Gender in other than Athletic Programs

Davis School District
P.O. Box 588
70 East 100 North
Farmington, Utah   84025
tel: (801) 402-5319


Tim Best, Health Lifestyles Coordinator
Title IX Compliance Coordinator
Gender Based Discrimination in Athletic Programming

Davis School District
P.O. Box 588
20 North Main Street
Farmington, Utah   84025
tel: (801) 402-7850

Scott Zigich, Director of Risk Management
Physical Facilities Compliance Coordinator

Davis School District
P.O. Box 588
20 North Main Street
Farmington, Utah   84025
tel: (801) 402-5307


 In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Davis School District and Crestview Elementary School will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Students, parents, or employees needing accommodations should contact their school ADA/504 Coordinator [Lori Hawthorne, 801-402-3200], their principal or supervisor or you may contact the District ADA Coordinator, Steve Baker (402-5315), for parent or employee accommodations; or 504 Coordinator, Adam King (402-5180) for student accommodations. (TDD hearing impaired ((801) 402-5358)



It is the policy of the Davis School District and Crestview Elementary School to promote a safe and orderly school environment for all students and employees. Criminal acts or disruptive behavior of any kind will not be tolerated and any individual who engages in such activity will be subject to school disciplinary action as determined by school administrators, District disciplinary action as determined by the Department of Student and Family Resources Case Management Team, police referral, and/or prosecution. In determining appropriate discipline, school officials will consider the totality of the circumstances, including the severity of the offense, as well as the individual’s age, disability status, intent, academic status, and prior disciplinary record.




Any student who in a school building, in a school vehicle, on District property, or in conjunction with any school activity, possesses, controls, sales, arranges for the sale of, uses or threatens use of a real weapon, explosive, noxious or flammable material, or actually uses or threatens to use a look-alike or pretend weapon with the intent to intimidate another person or to disrupt normal school activities, shall be expelled from all District schools, programs, and activities for a period of not less than one calendar year; unless the Case Management Team determines on a case-by-case basis, that a lesser penalty would be more appropriate. The terms "weapon", "explosive", and "noxious or flammable material" include but are not limited to: guns, starter pistols, cap guns, knives, martial arts accessories, bombs, bullets and ammunition, fireworks, gasoline or other flammable liquids, matches, and lighters.



Any student, who possesses, controls, uses, distributes, sells, or arranges the sale of an illegal drug or controlled substance (which includes alcohol, tobacco in any form, and electronic cigarettes), an imitation controlled substance, or drug paraphernalia in a school building, in a school vehicle, on District property, or in conjunction with any school activity, may be suspended, transferred to an alternative placement, tested for drugs, expelled, referred for police investigation, and/or prosecuted.



Students may be suspended, transferred to an alternative placement, expelled, referred for police investigation, and/or prosecuted for committing any of the following school-related serious violations: 1) threatening or causing harm to the school, school property, or persons associated with the school, or property associated with that person, regardless of where the conduct occurs; 2) committing any criminal act, including but not limited to: assault, harassment, hazing, rape, trespass, arson, theft, vandalism, possession or use of pornographic materials on school property; 3) engaging in any gang activity, including but not limited to: flashing gang signs, displaying or spraying gang graffiti, wearing or displaying gang related clothing or apparel, or soliciting others for membership in a gang. 



Students may be suspended, transferred to an alternative placement, expelled, referred for police investigation, and/or prosecuted for any conduct that creates an unreasonable and substantial disruption or risk of disruption of a class, activity, program, or other function of the school, including but not limited to: frequent, flagrant, or willful disobedience; defiance of school authority; criminal activity; fighting; noncompliance with school dress code; possession of contraband (i.e., drug paraphernalia, pornography, mace, pepper spray, laser pen, chains, needles, razor blades, bats and clubs); or the use of foul, profane, vulgar, harassing or abusive language.



When a student is suspected of violating Crestview Elementary School or District policy the school administrator must meet with and inform him/her of the allegations and provide the student the opportunity to give his/her version of the incident. If the school administrator determines sufficient evidence exists to impose discipline the school administrator shall notify the parent or guardian that: 1) the student has been suspended; 2) the grounds for the suspension; 3) the period of time for which the student is suspended; and 4) the time and place for the parent or guardian to meet a designated school official to review the suspension.



The school administrator has the authority to suspend a student for up to ten school days per incident. If the school administrator desires or contemplates suspending for longer than ten school days or expelling a student the school administrator shall make a referral to the District’s Case Management Team.



Students may be suspended, transferred to an alternative placement, expelled, referred for police investigation, and/or prosecuted for engaging in any physical or verbal aggression, intimidation, or discrimination of any school employee or student at school or a school-related activity regardless of location or circumstance, including but not limited to bullying, cyber-bullying, hazing, or sexual, racial, ethnic, religious, or disability-related harassment. Crestview Elementary School's  policy may be found at [https://www.davis.k12.ut.us/Page/91931] or a copy may be obtained in the school office.



School officials have the authority to search a student’s person, personal property, or vehicle while located on school property or at a school sponsored activity, when they have reason to believe that the search will turn up evidence that the student has violated or is violating a particular law or school rule.

Students have no right or expectation of privacy in school lockers, desks, or other storage areas provided for student use. School lockers, desks or other storage areas are the sole property of the Davis School District and Crestview Elementary School. Periodic general inspections of school lockers, including the use of drug detecting canines, may be conducted by school authorities for any reason at any time, without notice, without student consent, and without a search warrant.



Participation in interscholastic athletics, cheerleading, student government, student clubs, graduation ceremonies, and other extracurricular activities is not a constitutionally protected civil right. Therefore, students who are suspended, transferred to an alternative placement, or expelled, may lose the privilege of participation in all extracurricular activities during the period of discipline and will not be afforded due process procedures to challenge the denial of participation.



A parent or legal guardian having custody over a school-age minor is required under State law to enroll and send a school-age minor to a public or established private school during the school year in the district in which the minor resides. The process of education requires continuity of instruction, class participation and study. Frequent absences from classes disrupt the instructional process. Parents/guardians are encouraged to work with the school in promoting regular attendance of all students.



Student Education Records

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law designed to protect the privacy of a student=s education records. FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children=s education records. These rights are:

Inspect and review all of their student=s education records maintained by the school within 45 days of a request for access.

Request that a school correct records believed to be inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student=s privacy rights under FERPA.

Parents who wish to ask the school to amend a record should write the principal or appropriate school official, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it should be changed. If the school decides not to amend the record as requested by the parent, the school will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and advise them of their right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment.

Provide consent before the school discloses personally identifiable information (PPI) from a student=s record, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. Such exceptions include, but are not limited to:

[a]            school officials with legitimate educational interests;

[b]            other schools to which a student is transferring;

[c]            individuals who have obtained court orders or subpoenas;

[d]            individuals who need to know in cases of health and safety emergencies;

[e]            official in the juvenile justice system;

[f]             a State agency or organization that is legally responsible for the care and protection of the student;

[g]            specified officials for audit or evaluation purposes; or

[h]            organizations conducting studies for or on behalf of the District.


A school official is a person employed by the District as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel); a person serving as a volunteer; a person serving on the District School Board; a person or company with whom the District has contracted to perform a special task (such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, or therapist), or to whom the District has outsourced institutional services or functions. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.


Student Directory Information

Directory information, which is information that is generally not considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if released, may be released at the discretion of school officials, without consent, for appropriate reasons such as, school publications, newspaper articles, and to outside education related organizations. In addition, two federal laws require secondary schools to provide military recruiters, upon request, the names, addresses and telephone listings of their students.

The Davis School District has designated the following information as directory information: 1) student=s name, 2) student=s address, 3) student=s telephone number, 4) date of birth, 5) parent email address, 6) participation in officially recognized activities and sports, 7) weight and height of members of athletic teams, 8) degrees, honors, and awards received, 9) photograph, 10) most recent educational institution attended by the student.

If you, as a parent, do not want Crestview Elementary School to disclose directory information from your child's education records without your prior written consent, you must notify the school in writing annually.

Parents who believe their rights have been violated may contact the school's administration or file a complaint with:

Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20202-5920
tel 1-800-872-5327

Informal inquires may be sent to FPCO via the following email address: FERPA@ED.Gov

Complaints should be reported as soon as possible, but not later than 180 days from the date you learned of the circumstances of the alleged violation.



The Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) affords parents certain rights regarding the use of surveys or other school activities which may involve the collection or use of protected information. These include the right to:

Consent before students are required to participate in any survey, analysis, or evaluation that reveals information, whether personally identifiable or not, concerning the student’s or any family member’s:

[a] Political affiliations or beliefs;

[b] Mental or psychological problems;

[c] Sexual behavior, orientation or attitudes;

[d] Illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating, or demeaning behavior;

[e] Critical appraisals of others with whom the student or family have close family relationships;

[f] Legally recognized privileged relationships, such as with lawyers, doctors, or     ministers;

[g] Religious practices, affiliations, or beliefs; or

[h] Income, other than as required by law to determine program eligibility.


Receive notice and an opportunity to opt a student out of activities involving collection, disclosure, or use of personal information obtained from students regarding any of the protected information areas.           

Inspect, upon request and before administration or use of:

[a] Protected information surveys designed to be administered to students; and

[b] Instructional material used as part of the educational curriculum. Davis School District has policies in place to protect student privacy as required by both State and Federal law. Crestview Elementary School will directly notify you of the specific or approximate dates of activities which involve the collection or use of protected information, and provide an opportunity to opt your student out of participating in such activities.

Parents who believe their rights have been violated may contact the school=s administration or file a complaint with:


Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-5920
tel 1-800-872-5327

Informal inquires may be sent to FPCO via the following email address: PPRA@ED.Gov.



The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag shall be recited by students at the beginning of each school day in each public school classroom in the State, led by a student in the classroom, as assigned by the classroom teacher on a rotating basis. Participation in the Pledge is voluntary and not compulsory.


In compliance with existing federal and State law regarding religion and religious expression in public schools, the District or school may neither advance nor inhibit religion. It is the District's policy to: 1) allow students and employees to engage in expression of personal religious views or beliefs within the parameters of current law, and 2) maintain the schools’ official neutrality regarding sectarian religious issues according to the constitutional principle of separation between church and state.


The Davis School District and Crestview Elementary School shall reasonably accommodate** a parent’s or guardian’s:

·         written request to retain a student in kindergarten through grade 8 on grade level based on the student's academic ability or the student's social, emotional, or physical maturity.

·         written request, prior to scheduled event, to excuse the student from attendance for a family event or a scheduled proactive visit to a health care provider. (Student agrees to make up course work for school days missed for the scheduled absence).

·         written request to place a student in a specialized class, a specialized program, or an advanced course. (In determining whether placement is reasonable, the District shall consider multiple academic data points).

·         request to excuse the student from taking an assessment that is federally mandated, is mandated by the state, or requires the use of a state assessment system or software that is provided or paid for by the state.

·         initial selection of a teacher or request for a change of teacher.

·         request to visit and observe any class the student attends.

·         request to meet with a teacher at a mutually agreeable time if unable to attend a regularly scheduled parent teacher conference.

**"Reasonably accommodate" means to make its best effort to enable a parent or guardian to exercise a parental right without substantial impact to staff and resources including employee working conditions, safety and supervision on school premises and for school activities, and the efficient allocation of expenditures while balancing the parental rights, the educational needs of other students, the academic and behavioral impacts to a classroom, a teacher's workload, and the assurance of the safe and efficient operation of a school. Each accommodation shall be considered on an individual basis and no student shall be considered to a greater or lesser degree than any other student.


**Reasonably accommodate for purposes of this section means the District or school shall make its best effort to enable a parent or guardian to exercise a parental right specified here without substantial impact to staff and resources, including employee working conditions, safety and supervision on school premises and for school activities, and the efficient allocation of expenditures; while balancing: the parental rights of parents or guardians; the educational needs of other students; the academic and behavioral impact to a classroom; a teacher’s workload; and the assurance of the safe and efficient operation of a school.

The parental rights specified here do not include all the rights or accommodations available to parents or guardians from the public education system.