Discipline will be handled on a "3 strikes and yer out" basis.
A "strike" is anything that impedes the normal functioning of the classroom
or has a negative effect on learning in general. Examples include: excessive
talking, not working, poor language, class disturbance, food/drink in class
(water is permitted), littering, head down, unauthorized use of electronic
device, mid-term report late or lost, horseplay, and any other thing that the
teacher, in his professional opinion, deems as qualifying for reprimand.
After 3 "strikes" (infractions), a student will be issued a "green slip" - this is a formal
warning and the office is informed of the behaviors.
3 "strikes" beyond that, a student earns a teacher detention (1/2 hr. after
After an additional 3 "strikes", an electronic "pink slip" is issued - this is the
equivalent of an office referral and the student can expect to be called to the
office and issued a school detention.
There is a "forgiveness" policy - if a student, regardless of how many "strikes"
have accrued, can go a full calendar month without any additional "strikes",
he/she will go back to "0" on the "strike" count. If "strikes" continue, referrals
continue and may result in a parent conference or additional disciplinary action.Please note that more serious infractions will be handled according to the studenthandbook and/or an administrator will be called to remove the student from theclassroom, if necessary.Self-control and self-discipline are expected and cooperation is always appreciated.Being prepared for class and showing respect to the teacher/aides, your fellow classmates, andyourself will keep you out of trouble and make the learning process more pleasant for everyone. :)