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  Mission Statement  





At East Elementary we believe that promoting perseverance and hard work will help students become life-long learners and college ready.  We believe that working together to create a positive environment will empower students to be self-aware, confident, and able to develop meaningful relationships.

One goal, all students, no excuses! 




We have a shared vision at East Elementary School:


East Elementary School will become the premier school of learning for elementary students within the Humboldt City School District and the surrounding area.




The faculty and staff at East Elementary School believe that:

  1. Education is essential to the vitality of the community.
  2. All students, parents, teachers, and stakeholders share the responsibility for upholding high expectations in school work and behavior.
  3. A high performing learning culture is promoted to students by encouraging them to do their personal best.
  4. Parents, teachers, administrators, students, and stakeholders work together to uphold the school beliefs, mission, and vision.
  5. Communication between and among stakeholders is essential for student success.
  6. Standards-based instruction must be used to achieve the school’s goals in student learning.
  7. Through sound instructional processes, we can achieve 15% school-wide proficiency growth.
  8. Effective assessments are used and reviewed to keep track of student progress and make decisions about student learning.
  9. Grade level meeting/staff meetings promote the use of shared decision making processes through weekly teacher collaboration.
  10. School should be a safe and nurturing environment for all children.
  11. Students strive for positive behavior and are encouraged by staff to be ready, responsible, and respectful.
  12. Students should be given equal opportunity to participate in activities that allow them to achieve proficiency and beyond.
  13. Policies and procedures must support the school’s goals for student learning if they are to benefit the students.
  14. There is a positive link between daily school attendance and academic achievement. 


  About The School  

Welcome to East Elementary School


We forward to another productive year working together with you and your children. We are proud of our school and the progress and growth we see in our students each year. We have a wonderful, supportive staff at East. The teachers and staff at East Elementary School believe that the purpose of our work is to help each student become a productive citizen. At East Elementary we believe that promoting perseverance and hard work will help students become life-long learners and college ready.  We believe that working together to create a positive environment will empower students to be self-aware, confident, and able to develop meaningful relationships. One goal, all students, no excuses! 




School Policies and Guidelines

East Elementary School Policies and Guidelines





The goal of East Elementary School is to create a learning environment that prepares students to be successful citizens. The educational community must provide a system that will support students’ efforts to manage their own behavior and assure academic achievement. An effective behavior support system is a proactive, positive, skill-building approach for the teaching and learning of successful student behavior. School-wide expectations for behavior are clearly stated, widely promoted, and frequently referenced. In keeping with our goal, East Elementary School is implementing a system of School-Wide Positive Behavior Support. 


Definition: RTI2-B is a proactive, team-based framework for creating and sustaining safe and effective schools. Emphasis is placed on prevention of problem behavior, development of socio-emotional skills, and the use of data-based problem solving for addressing existing behavior concerns. RTI2-B increases the capacity of schools to educate all students utilizing research-based school-wide, classroom, and individualized interventions. RTI2-B is a prevention model. It is based on the premise that all students can benefit from well implemented, evidence-based practices for improving student behavior. 


RTI2-B provides a positive focus to encourage desirable student behaviors. A set of universal expectations for behavior, positively stated, are established for ALL students in ALL locations of the school. These expectations reflect a set of core values.  At EES those values are:  EAST: ENJOY LEARNING, ACT SAFELY, SHOW RESPECT, TAKE RESPONSIBILITY. 


The expectations matrix shown below identifies various school locations and then determines what each of the core values looks like in that setting. The specific expectations are described in a concise and positive manner. By developing a matrix of universal positive behavior expectations, the school is establishing a common language for staff and students.  


RTI2-B is a visual approach. It asks the question, “What does enjoying learning, acting safely, showing respect, and taking responsibility look like in different locations at East Elementary School?”   Interventions and strategies will be implemented to teach and reinforce these behaviors.


Infraction List:


RTI2-B is all about communication and consistency. Creating predictability for staff, students, and parents has been a primary goal of EES. Communicating to the students and “getting on the same page” with other adults when it comes to enforcing rules, addressing behavior infractions, and administering appropriate consequences begins by establishing categories of major and minor infractions. Major infractions are those that are to be handled by the administration while minor infractions are those that are to be handled by the teacher. Predictable consequences for behavior 

infractions that are delivered consistently by all staff in a professional manner throughout the entire school are vital to the integrity of RTI2-B. Consequences are not primarily punitive in nature; they are an opportunity for the student to learn from his/her mistakes and to accept responsibility for the choices that he/she made. The consequences are provided on a continuum matched to the intensity of the misbehavior.


Humboldt City Schools Dress Code Policy

Humboldt City Schools

Dress Code Policy

Dress Code

Humboldt City School System has a responsibility to prepare students to take their places in society as mature, responsible individuals.  Therefore, it is part of the school’s responsibility to establish and maintain standards that can be carried into the work place.  At the beginning of first period each day, teachers are responsible to send any student who is out of dress code to the main office. If the student is deemed to be out of dress code, they will not return to class until they are in compliance. Students who miss class due to the necessity of changing into clothes that meet the dress code will be unexcused for the period of time missed. Students who are unable to get in compliance with dress code will report to in-school suspension until they are in compliance. Students are required to arrive on campus appropriately dressed and stay dressed appropriately until they leave campus.  Students are also required to abide by the dress code while riding the bus. The school administrator will make the final decision about whether an article or style of dress falls outside of these guidelines. 


Guidelines for attire are set forth below:


  1. Footwear
    1. Shoes must be laced, tied, strapped and hooked properly. Flip flops, house shoes/slippers, shower/athletic slip on shoes are not permitted.
    2. Shoes can have heels no higher than one and one-half inches (1 ½”).
    3. Shoes for CTE shop/labs/PE must be closed toe and have non-slip soles.
    4. No bare feet or socked feet allowed in school building or school property.
  2. Pants must be fitted at the waist and inseam and not be oversized or undersized. (e.g. baggy pants, sagging pants, tights, or pants made of spandex are prohibited)
    1. Flat fronted or pleated – khaki, tan, navy or black color. 
    2. If they have belt loops, then a belt must be worn. 
    3. Belts are optional for students in pre-k-4th grade. 
    4. Pants must be straight legged or flared. No skin tight styles.
    5. May not be tucked in or rolled up over socks or shoes. May not be gathered at the bottom, e.g. with rubber bands.
    6. No denim material, sweat pants, scrubs, sleepwear, jeggings or leggings.
    7. No wording other than factory logo.
  3. Walking Shorts/Capri Pants 
    1. Must be black, khaki, tan, or navy color. 
    2. Must be at the knee, straight legged or flared. No skin tight styles.
  4. Skirts/Dresses/Jumpers 
    1. Must be at or below the knee.
    2. Must be black, khaki, tan, or navy color.
    3. Black, tan, khaki, or navy leggings may be worn under skirts and jumpers; skirts and jumpers must still be at or below the knee.
  5. Shirts
    1. Solid color long or short sleeve with a collar; polo style or turtleneck. The top button should be at the neck and only the top button may be undone. 
    2. An oxford styled dress shirt may be worn with or without a tie or bowtie. 
    3. Shirts must be tucked in and be able to stay tucked in when student sits in a desk. 
    4. Shirts must not display logos other than the factory logo. 
    5. Under garments should not be visible through shirts.
  6. Light Weight Jackets, Vests, Sweaters, and Sweat Shirts
    1. May be worn in the classroom.
    2. Must be waist length.
    3. Solid color long or short sleeved shirt with a collar that is polo style or turtleneck must be worn underneath.
  7. Heavy Coats, Jackets, Raincoats, Gloves
  1. These items are not to be worn during the school day and should be kept in student lockers or hooks, whichever is applicable. 
  1. Headwear
    1. The wearing of hats, ball caps, bandannas, toboggans, head wraps, hair combs/racks, rollers, sun glasses during the school day are not permitted. 
    2. The administration may declare some head/hair accessories as distracting and therefore may not be permitted.
  2. Jewelry
    1. Both male and female students are allowed to have ear piercings, as long as the jewelry is not deemed distracting or a safety issue by the administration.
    2. Other body piercings (e.g. nose, tongue, eyebrow, lip) are not allowed.
    3. No non-prescribed appliances; e.g. grilled teeth, glasses.
    4. No items with spikes. 
    5. No items with symbols related to drug culture, alcohol, gangs or violence are allowed. 
  3. Other Points to Remember
    1. No hoods are to be worn over the head once student is in the building.
    2. Denim, velour, sweatpants or jogging suits may not be worn unless approved by the principal.
    3. T-shirts may not be worn as outer wear except on Special/Spirit Days but must be tucked in.
    4. Team/ Club shirts may be worn with permission of the principal but must be tucked in.
    5. All clothing shall be without holes, rips or tears.
    6. All items of clothing must be appropriately sized.
    7. Undergarments may not be worn as outer garments. 
    8. One (1) T-shirt only may be worn as an undergarment and must be tucked in at all times. 
    9. The school administrator will make the final decision about whether an article or style of dress falls outside these guidelines and appropriate dress during all school sponsored extracurricular activities. 
    10. Other body piercings will be confiscated, and a parent or guardian will have to pick it up in the front office.’
    11. Students are NOT to carry purses out of the classroom. 


Special Days

These are days set aside by the school administration to allow variation in the dress code.  Dates will be announced.  All clothing must still be neat, clean, and modest not causing disruption with the operation of the school day. “If in doubt, leave it out”. If students are unable to get in compliance with the dress code they will be placed in in-school suspension until they are able.



Dress Up Days

Humboldt City Schools will have several opportunities for students to dress up/dress professionally. We want to instill a sense of professionalism and pride in each student. These days or events are designed for students to represent themselves in a positive manner. 

Girls should not wear tight, short skirts or dresses, nor should their shoes be impractical for wearing/walking all day which means dress shoes should not have a heel more than 2 ½ inches high. Tops should not be low-cut, see through, have spaghetti straps or be strapless. Under garments should not be seen through the dress or skirt. Jeggings are not an acceptable form of dress pants.

Senior high boys should wear a button-down shirt with a tie or bowtie and wear slacks and not jeans or shorts. Appropriate dress shoes should also be worn rather than sneakers.


Non-compliance Consequences

If a student is continually non-compliant appropriate consequences will be given.  


A student will not be out of compliance if failure to wear standard clothing is due to the student’s or their parent’s severe financial hardship.  Clothing can be available through the HJSHS Clothes Closet if items are available. Parents and students shall be informed of the availability of financial assistance if they cannot afford to purchase standardized clothing.


Dress Code Exemptions

A parent who objects to standardized dress because of his or her religion, religious belief or because of strongly-held belief (i.e., philosophy or moral principle) must obtain a copy of the policy on Standardized Dress, a Request for Exemption Form and an Exemption Questionnaire from the school, complete the form and questionnaire, and return them to the school.  The principal shall review the form and questionnaire and accept or deny the request for exemption.  The principal must accept or deny the request within two (2) school days.  If the principal denies the request, he or she must give the parent a written basis for the decision. The parent can appeal a principal’s denial of the request for exemption to the Superintendent within two (2) school days of receiving the principal’s denial.  The Superintendent must meet with the parents within five (5) school days of receipt of the request for appeal, and must render a decision within five (5) school days of meeting with the parents.  If the Superintendent also denies the request, he or she must provide a written basis for the decision.

The parent may make a final appeal to the Board of Education and ask the Board to review the written record of the request for exemption and the denials.  This appeal must be made within five (5) school days of the Superintendent’s denial of the appeal.  The Board may hold a hearing on the exemption request at its discretion.  The decision of the Board is final.  A student will remain in school in the dress style recommended by the parent until the appeal is final.


A religious exemption can be based on the religion of the parent or the religion of the child, but the parent must apply for the exemption in either case.


Principals and their designees reserve the right to make dress code decisions as necessary and will have the final say.