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Classroom Discipline, Student Conduct And Consequences

Teachers are to use positive reinforcement and should reinforce appropriate behavior while stressing self-discipline, selfcontrol, accountability, and responsibility. Natural consequences should follow inappropriate behavior. Please use Discipline of Students: Staff Responsibilities, District Policy JK (Access policy on Districts website) and the following guidelines and information as you work with student discipline in your classroom.


1. 2. Administer classroom policies consistently and fairly in accordance with the school discipline policy. Record incidents of misbehavior on the electronic referral. (Click on the PBIS tab on the Weebly to access the form. Be sure to click on Administrative response requested in the Alert section of the referral if the assistant principals need to be involved.) 3. Deal with misbehavior as it occurs with low-key tactics if possible. Enlist the help of parents. 4. Never leave a class unattended. 5. Never have a child sit in the hall always use the buddy system and use another classroom. 6. Always accompany your class when going from class to another area in the building. 7. Always accompany your classes to the media center. Attend all functions held on school time and maintain a supervisory role over students at all times. 8. Food, drink, or parties in the classroom must be approved prior to the event with the principal. 9. Do not allow students assigned to other teachers to be in your class/area unless the responsible teacher has given you written permission. 10. Negative consequences must be reasonable and educationally acceptable. 11. Positive consequences must not impact negatively on others in the school, such as leaving for lunch five minutes early or giving free hall passes which allow students to roam the halls, get into lockers, and disrupt other classes. 12. Post rules and consequences in the room where they can be easily seen. The following is a list of behaviors that teachers should expect to address through their individual classroom discipline plans:



Confiscation of contraband Gentle verbal reprimand Making excuses Individual conference with student Making wisecracks or being obnoxious Conference with parents (phone, email, in person) Talking back Student/teacher behavior contract Failing to raise hand Change of instructional method and/or pace Talking during lectures Seating change Writing notes Individualized homework assignments Forgetting materials Model desired behavior Inappropriate peer interactions Provide drill and practice Cheating Peer contingencies Name calling Provide peer tutoring Chewing gum Daily/weekly progress reports Wont sit in assigned seat Time out isolation in another classroom Being off-task during seat work/group work Positive reinforcement Doing nothing/passive resistance Reduction of participation/citizenship grade as Poor academic habits outlined in your disclosure statement Failing to complete assignments Poor listening behaviors Failing to follow written directions Use the following guidelines when dealing with disruptive behavior in the classroom: rd If the student continues to be disruptive after the 3 offense, submit an electronic and request an administrative response When a students behavior escalates to the extent that immediate measures must be taken to avoid personal injury or abuse to themselves or others, teachers may use reasonable and necessary physical restraint or force in self-defense or

otherwise appropriate to the circumstances to: Obtain possession of a weapon or other dangerous object in the possession or under the control of a child; Protect the child or another person from physical injury; Remove from a situation a child who is violent or disruptive; or Protect property from being damaged. Certain problems should be referred immediately to an assistant principal: Physically dangerous behavior Fighting Severe bullying Severe harassment, including sexual harassment Gang affiliation Possession/use of any weapon, facsimile of a weapon, or other dangerous item. Aggressive behavior towards the teacher or students. Illegal Acts Theft Vandalism Possession/use/distribution of drugs, alcohol, or tobacco Arson (including setting off firecrackers) Truancy Forgery Insubordinate behavior Severe insubordination, insolence, defiance or disrespect to any staff member. Vulgar and abusive language directed to staff. Possession/use of inappropriate media. Any behavior, which despite persistent efforts and appropriate pre-referral interventions, has become so excessive that the classroom discipline plan is of no consequence

The following items are to be used during class time: PSP play station, video games, etc. Cell phones and iPods can only be used in class with teacher permission. Students who use these items during school time must give them to the teacher when requested and may pick up the item in the attendance office after school. If it is the students second offense, a parent must pick up the item. The following items are not allowed on the school campus: bandannas, chains, drug- promoting jewelry, dice, playing cards, lewd items, laser pens, and any other items the administration may deem as inappropriate. Teachers should confiscate such items and give them to an assistant principal. Do not hold a students belongings. Any item confiscated from a student must be turned into the assistant principals.


Please use passes sparingly and at your discretion have a system for using hall passes in your classroom that limits availability One student at a time, must use pass, time limit Phone passes are for the Attendance Office phone only not their personal cell phone

The principal and the assistant principals are the only staff members who can suspend a student, either out-of-school or in-school suspension (OSS, ISS). The attendance office will use Skyward to indicate that a student has been suspended.

Please refer to the Student Handbook for a description of the student conduct. The student handbook is posted on the Weebly.


People have the freedom to make choices, but they do not have freedom from consequences.
Vincent Muli Kituku Except for gross insubordination or extreme disruptive behavior, teachers will submit a referral for the student before the Administration assigns consequences to the student.

The consequences for inappropriate behavior are listed in the student handbook. The student handbook is posted on the Weebly.