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:
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.