Student Handbook

Foxboro Elementary Student Handbook 

**Schoolwide Expectations can be found on posters near each area (office, lunchroom, restroom, etc.) Students are taught the expectations at the beginning of each term. The district/school behavior plan is taught to each class at the beginning of the year with individual lessons for students who were absent during class training or new to the school after the September training.** 

Harassment/Bullying - Our school focus is Kindness Is Key.  Kind and inclusive behavior is expected from all students and adults.  Bullying is defined as when a person or group of people repeatedly seek to belittle, scare, hurt, put down, tease, threaten, harm, or intimidate another person.  The bully must have more social or physical power than the victim.  Harassment is defined as interfering with an individual because of their age, gender, orientation, race, color of skin, religion, or disability.  Both bullying and harassment can look like the following: 

  • Verbal – teasing, calling names, sexual comments 

  • Physical – hitting, shoving, punching, poking, sexual touching 

  • Visual – leering, showing embarrassing material 

  • Emotional – using gestures, notes, rumors, gossip, exclusion or coercion 

  • Cyber – using email, text, Instagram, or other sites/methods to hurt someone 

Students’ Responsibility – What do you do if you are being bullied or harassed? 

  1. Tell the person/group to STOP.  Look them in the eye, without emotion, and tell them to STOP. 

  1. If they continue to bother you, WALK AWAY. 

  1. If they continue after that, TELL AN ADULT (teacher, administrator, recess duty, counselor, parent or other adult you trust).  They can help you, but only if they know about it. 

       Teacher/Administration Responsibility -  

  1. Investigate 

  1. Inform parents/guardians 

  1. Provide reteaching and consequences as needed. 

All reports of bullying are confidential and handled carefully.  Remember:  Everyone has a right to come to school and feel safe.  If you are bullying others, STOP.   

For students who choose to repeatedly bully or harass, consequences may include: 

  • Conference with parent/guardian/student and administration 

  • Structured/Successful Recess or Walking Recess 

  • Lunch and Learn skills training session 

  • Individual or small group work with Skills Coach 

  • In-School Suspension 

  • Referral to district Case Management – with or without suspension 

Safe School Policy – All students have the right to attend school in a safe environment.  Students are trained at the beginning of the year regarding the Safe Schools expectations and our Kindness Matters expectations. 

The School Safety Policy establishes consequences and procedures for: 

  • Threats or acts of violence 

  • Possession of a weapon, explosive, noxious or flammable material. 

  • Actual or threatened use of look-alike (toy) weapons. 

  • Any form of gang activity 

  • Any type of criminal behavior 

  • Destruction or defacement of school property 

  • Conduct at locations away from the school that threatens or does harm to the school or persons associated with the school (including, but not limited to, social media, to/from school, etc.) 

For those students who choose unsafe behavior, consequences may include: 

  • Mandatory parent/guardian conference at the school and/or district offices 

  • Loss of recess or other activity 

  • Structured/Successful Recess or Lunch and Learn skills training 

  • Individual or group support from the Skills Coach 

  • In-school or Out-of-school Suspension 

  • Referral to Law Enforcement 

  • Placement in alternative educational program 

  • Severe consequences may be imposed for any incident involving weapons 

  • Other consequences and actions appropriate for the specific circumstance 


The following are items for you to READ, PRINT a copy and RETURN to your child's teacher.
Click on the item to pull up the printable form.

Teacher Note Sheet (K-2 students only)
     This form helps your child's teacher know more about your child.  3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th grade students have this form in their planners.

P.E. Expectations (all students)
     This form explains the expectation for P.E. class.


The following are items for you to read and become familiar with.
Click on the item to pull up the printable form.



5S-100 Student Conduct and Discipline

5S-101 Attendance and Truancy Intervention

5S-102 Sexual Harassment Under the Jurisdiction of Title IX Protections 

5S-104 Video Surveillance of District Property

Cell Phone Policy
School Rules & Expectations
Safe Schools Notice
Federal Information
School Fee Information