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LCES Discipline Program

about 1 year ago

Tribe Pride

A discipline plan developed by the teachers at

Lumpkin County Elementary School

Introduction

The faculty and staff at Lumpkin County Elementary School want to provide our students with a positive environment for learning both academics and behavior.  We want our students to take pride in their appropriate choices, and learn how to take responsibility for poor choices.  Through the Tribe Pride program, our students will be rewarded for making good choices.  Opportunities for improvement will be provided through the use of our “Opportunity Room” and the student’s creation of an action plan.

 

Explanation of Points

Students will begin each grading period with 100 Tribe Pride points. Kindergarten and 1st grade students who maintain 90 or more points during each nine-week grading period will be eligible to participate in a school wide Tribe Pride Celebration at the end of each grading period. 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students who maintain 95 or more points during each nine-week grading period will be eligible to participate in a school wide Tribe Pride Celebration at the end of each grading period.

Students will lose a Tribe Pride point for each red they receive during a grading period.  A daily notification will go home to parents in their child’s agenda or daily folders to notify them of a loss of point and why the point was lost.  Each teacher will keep a notebook of points in their classroom.

Parents and administration will also be notified when a student is in danger of not participating in the school wide Tribe Pride Celebration.   Students who are not eligible for the celebration will spend that time with a faculty/staff member working on a behavioral plan for improvement.    

Students who maintain 100 points will earn a Citizenship Award at the end of the grading period.  

 

Conduct Grades for Report Cards

Conduct grades will be based on Tribe Pride points as follows:

Kindergarten & 1st grade:                       

100 – 95 points = S 

94 – 90 points = N 

89 –   0 points = U

2nd, 3rd, 4th, & 5th grades:

100 – 97 points = S

96 – 90 points = N

 89 –   0 points = U

Students who fall below 90 points within a grading period may not be allowed to participate in field trips or field day.  Administration must be notified in advance if a child is in danger of losing the privilege of participating in a field trip or field day. Administration has the final decision on participation.

Behaviors That Result in Loss of Points

Students will receive a red and lose a Tribe Pride point for the following reasons:

  • Intentionally harming another student (This would also result in an immediate office referral.)

  • Running in the hallway

  • Disrespect shown to authority figure or to another student

  • Use of profanity

  • Cheating on an assignment

  • Poor behavior notes from a CAMP teacher or lunchroom monitor

  • Intentional destruction of school property or another person’s property (This would result in an immediate office referral.)

  • Bullying incident according to level on Consequence Rubric

  • After a warning has been given for a specific behavior and the behavior continues  (i.e. talking in class)

  • Failure to complete homework (See “Homework” section for details.)

  • Threatening another (student or adult)

  • Inappropriate bathroom behavior

  • Talking during drills (fire, tornado, and other emergency drills)

  • Inappropriate behavior on the bus

  • Other infractions based on administrative approval

Homework

Homework Policy – If a student fails to complete homework, consequences will be as follows for each week:

1st grade:

  • Loss of recess any time a student does not complete homework

2nd-5th grades:

  • 1st and 2nd time – loss of recess (complete homework)

  • 3rd and 4th time during the week – loss of recess (complete homework), parent contact, and red (loss of point)

Students are required to have their agenda books/daily calendars signed by parents each night. Students who do not get their agenda book/daily calendar signed will lose recess.

Disciplinary Consequences

Community Service will be given to students for various offenses as determined by administration.  The service will be performed during the student’s recess.  Parents will be contacted when their child receives community service.  

The Opportunity Room is a location for students who need a “time out” or an extended separation from their classroom.  Students will be placed in the Opportunity Room by an administrator where they will develop an action plan to improve behavior.  Parents will be notified when their child is sent to the Opportunity Room and will receive a copy of their child’s action plan.

In-school-suspension (ISS) will be assigned by an administrator for chronic or severe behavior.  Parents will be notified when their child will be sent to in-school- suspension.  

Out-of-school suspension (OSS) will be assigned by an administrator for behaviors that endanger others (students or adults) or for other extreme behaviors as deemed appropriate by the administrator.

Students who are assigned ISS or OSS due to chronic and/or severe behavior problems may not be allowed to attend field trips or participate in field day activities during the grading period in which the ISS or OSS is assigned.  If the ISS or OSS is assigned within the last two weeks of the grading period, the student may not be allowed to attend field trips and field day activities during the following grading period.

Students receiving ISS or OSS will lose Tribe Pride points as follows:

ISS – 1st time – loss of 2 TP points

ISS – 2nd time – loss of 4 TP points

ISS – 3rd time – loss of 6 TP points; loss of points continuing to increase by

   two for each ISS assignment

OSS – ½ day – loss of 5 TP points (per occurrence)

OSS – 1 day or more – loss of 10 TP points (per occurrence)

Caught Doing Good

Caught Doing Good cards will be given to students who are observed exhibiting positive behavior by faculty and staff.  Students receiving a card will turn it in to the front office.  When the Caught Doing Card is turned in, the student will receive a Caught Doing Good sticker to wear so that everyone will know that the student has shown the behaviors that exemplify Tribe Pride.  Once the Caught Doing Good cards are turned in at the front office, they will be placed in a container for a weekly drawing for a special prize.

The Smoke Signal

(Weekly Newsletter)

The Tribe Pride Coordinator will prepare a school-wide newsletter with a calendar of events to be sent home each Wednesday.  Individual grade levels news will be on the back of the newsletter. This information will provide parents with upcoming grade level events and other important information.