Point System


Point System

 

I communicate the details of the Point System, as well as the District Code of Conduct with all students, during opening day grade level assemblies, to set the tone for expectations. The District Code of Conduct supports these expected behaviors and provides a hierarchy of consequences. The Code of Conduct is available for parent and staff for review.

Here is a summary of the system:

  • Any student who receives 5 points in a marking period is excluded from any quarterly events. Teams/grade levels should plan and promote the special event, which may include: dance, teacher/student contest, movie day, or whatever. A grade level teacher would have to monitor excluded students during that time. Points are assigned through the Assistant Principals Office and recorded in Genesis by the office clerk .                                                                                                                 
  • Points will be assigned once the proper teacher interventions have been exhausted.
  • Student Point Reports will be provided to each team (upon request) for monitoring their students.
  • Discussion of repetitive behavior and a corrective plan should occur between the teacher and parent. Check with the CST for Special Education students, who may already have a Behavior Intervention Plan in place.
  • Classroom management plans must be communicated to all student and parents
  • The Point System will be communicated to parents and students in September and posted on school website as a continuous reminder.
  • Points will be assigned to the behavior referrals by the Assistant Principal. Behavior Referrals must accompany any student sent to the office. Office Time Out is limited to the time needed to process the student. Two per week will result in the creation of a disciplinary plan specific for each student.
  • Students will return to class once processed unless their behavior is unsafe or creates a major disruption to the class.
  • Referrals will be returned if no teacher intervention was noted.
  • Teacher Intervention must include parent contact.

 

POINT ASSIGNMENT:

            Behavior Referral Forms are available in the office, delineating Level I, II and III infractions Even if you handle the situation within the context of your classroom management remind the students that the actions will be recorded in Genesis for parents to view. Parent contact is critical from the start to insure consistency and good communication. Part of the disciplinary process will include assignment of Community Service Time for repeat offenders even for Level I infractions but they must be documented in our system. Teachers assigning Lunch Detention must monitor the students they assign. Lunch detention tables in the cafeteria are for students that misbehave in the cafeteria only not as a catch-all for classroom issues, unless you have Lunch Duty during your students lunch period.  

 

This Point System will provide a consistent approach to school rules and clarify expected guidelines for behavior. I believe it provide students with a clear focus that must be established early in the year. It will work if we all are consistent and take ownership for maintaining a positive learning environment the classroom and throughout the building. All teachers must be diligent in the hallway between classes. The way the students enter your room sets the tone for the class.

 

Thank you for your continued support.