Policies and Procedures

  • Rosemead School District Safe School Program is built on the foundation of consistent proactive relationships between school staff, students, parents, and the community. The Board of Trustees has adopted policies, consistent with state law, to ensure that all students behave and dress in a manner consistent with a safe learning environment. The following are some general guidelines that will help ensure that your child has a successful experience at Rosemead Schools:

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    Homework Policy

    The Board of Trustees considers homework an important part of the instructional program. Homework will provide students with the opportunity to:

    1. Develop regular study habits and self-discipline, basic to effective study and the ability to work independently.
    2. Gain more information than would be possible in a classroom situation alone.
    3. Develop a more personalized, creative approach to projects and other school work.
    4. Learn to budget their time more effectively.
    5. Become aware of out-of-school learning resources.

    The District-wide policy is to assign homework regularly and to monitor students' responsibility and self-discipline. Meaningful homework assignments help students develop effective study habits, reinforce classroom learning and enrich learning by supplemental activities and projects. At each school, the principal and teachers are responsible for implementing the homework policy in each class and for each child.

    School Rules and Procedures

    The District has high expectations for pupil behavior. The teachers know what specific behaviors they need each student to engage in to provide an appropriate learning atmosphere. Students are informed about these behaviors. Disruptive behavior is not tolerated for any reason. Not all the rules are listed in this guide; however, the rules parents can best help to reinforce are included. Parents are encouraged to go over these rules with their children. Most of the rules are a matter of common sense, safety and courtesy. Typical behaviors expected from students include:

    1. Respectful and appropriate language.
    2. Respect toward adults and peers.
    3. Proper use of playground and restroom facilities.
    4. Walking bikes on school grounds.
    5. Follow directions of teachers and playground supervisors.
    6. Avoidance of behaviors harmful to other individuals or property.
    7. Preparation of school work and completion of assignments.

    Teachers also reinforce appropriate behavior through praise and other forms of positive recognition in the classroom. Recognition of good behavior and citizenship is given on a regular basis.

    Student Dress and Grooming Standards

    The Rosemead School District has a mandatory Uniform Policy: white shirt, navy blue pants and shorts for boys and white shirt, navy blue skirt or dress, shorts or pants for girls. See your child's first day of school packet regarding specific dress code regulations.


    Following an absence, the student is required to bring a written excuse from home when returning to school. Illnesses and doctor and dental appointments are considered excused absences. Absences without a written excuse are recorded as unexcused. 

    If students will be absent from school for up to fifteen days, it is requested the student establish a short-term independent study agreement with the teacher. This agreement provides the student with lessons and activities to complete while away from school and helps to ensure that he or she does not fall behind in school work. The study agreement is given to the student and must be returned to the classroom teacher upon return. Parents should provide the teacher with at least 48 hours' notice before the student's absence from school.

    Students with excessive absences or tardies will be referred to a state-mandated board (SARB).


    Children are encouraged to be prompt and on time to school daily. If a child is late, the child should provide a letter to the school office. A student will be classified as truant if they are tardy or absent for more than 30 minutes during the school day without a valid excuse on three occasions in one school year.

    Parent Conferences

    Parent/teacher conferences are held each November at the Elementary Schools and, as needed, at the Middle School. These conferences provide a valuable opportunity for parents and guardians to connect with their child's teacher and discuss the child's academic progress, social development, and overall performance in school. Parents are welcome to request conferences anytime during the school year.