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Positive Behavior Support Policy

Our Philosophy
  • All children and adults must be treated with dignity and respect  
  • Children can and want to behave appropriately
  • Clear and specific directions are more likely to be followed
  • Behavior is shaped by its consequences—both positive, neutral and negative
  • We believe in Positive Behavior Support and therefore teach our students the desirable behaviors so they may be successful
OUR PROGRAM
  • BE SAFE, BE RESPONSIBLE, BE RESPECTFUL at all times in all campus locations
  • Emphasis on reinforcement of appropriate behaviors by using praise and rewards. 
  • Detailed classroom management plans
  • Explicitly teaching students appropriate behavior
  • Written behavior agreements for children who repeatedly demonstrate inappropriate behavior—parent must be part of the team
  • Emphasis in:
    • Clarifying expectations for students, parents and staff. 
    • On-going reinforcement of the Positive School Discipline Policy.
    • Instruction on problem solving steps for conflict resolution.
    • Developing responsibility for one’s own behavior. 
    • Instruction to develop moral and ethical values. 
Student Responsibilities
  • BE SAFE, BE RESPONSIBLE, BE RESPECTFUL at all times
  • Respect the authority of teachers, administrators and other school staff to enforce District policy and school rules regarding student discipline and good character 
  • Behave in classrooms and on school campus in a manner that does not disrupt or interfere with the rights of other students to learn
  • Follow school and classroom rules 
  • Maintain regular school attendance unless ill
Parent Responsibilties
  • BE SAFE, BE RESPONSIBLE, BE RESPECTFUL at all times, including in the main office
  • Share the responsibility to teach appropriate conduct and good character to your children; it is to our collective advantage to develop self-disciplined citizens of good character
  • Reinforce children at home who demonstrate appropriate behavior
  • Review school rules and regulations with family members to ensure that all are familiar with and understand the standards of conduct expected by school staff
  • Supporting the School Discipline Policyby signing the Contract Commitment, as needed
  • Cooperating with the school in carrying out appropriate consequences (positive or negative) when necessary
  • Seeking out additional resources and appropriate community agencies for assistance in correcting behavior of students, as needed
  • Being an active participant in your child’s education by attending school conferences and activities as well as daily monitoring of student academic progress and conduct
Teacher Responsibilites
  • BE SAFE, BE RESPONSIBLE, BE RESPECTFUL at all times
  • Assist in the development and monitoring of the school rules
  • Develop explicit classroom rules that clearly communicate to students and parents what is needed from students in order to maximize their learning
  • Establish a classroom management program and atmosphere that promotes positive behavior and gives every student the opportunity to learn in a positive, enriching and caring environment without unnecessary disruption
  • Communicate with student and parents regarding behavior successes, inappropriate behavior and proposed solutions
  • Develop behavior modification agreement/contract, as needed, with child, parent and administrators
Administration Responsibilities
  • BE SAFE, BE RESPONSIBLE, BE RESPECTFUL at all times 
  • Provide on-going support to maintain and enforce the Positive School Wide Discipline Policy for students, staff and parents
  • Support staff with severe disruptive student behavior 
  • Conference with parents, staff and students when inappropriate conduct is severe or chronic
School Rules
  • BE SAFE, BE RESPONSIBLE, BE RESPECTFUL at all times
  • Keep hands, feet and objects to self
  • Remain in assigned areas at all times
  • Use only kind and courteous words 
  • Show respect to each other and all adults
  • Follow directions/instructions
Lunch and Recess Rules
  • No loud noises or loud talking in lunch lines or tables at any time
  • Students must be in single file to the lunch window
  • Students must use good table manners when sitting and eating
  • Students are responsible for cleaning their table and the area under and around their table and put all trash in the proper containers
  • Students will be dismissed by playground supervisors, they must walk at all times
  • Students must play in their assigned area
  • Students are not allowed in any building or hallways during recess/lunch.

Parents are not permitted to eat lunch with students in the lunch pavilion due to Federal Regulations.