FIVE MINUTE RULE
During the first five minutes of every period and the last five minutes of every period, absolutely NO HALL PASSES will be distributed.
PROCEDURES FOR K VIOLATIONS
Misconduct/ Disruptive / Defiance – Ed Code 48900 (k)
· This is frequently called a “K Violation” because of education code.
· “K Violation” is any inappropriate behavior in the classroom that falls into the following range (all offenses may not be listed, but this should provide a general idea of the severity of offense):
o Excessive Off Task Behaviors such as Talking or Other Disruptions
o Lack of Homework or Incomplete Classwork
o Out of Seat without Permission
o Not Following Directions
o Gum or Eating in Class
o Cell Phone Misuse
o Sleeping in Class
Progressive Discipline Procedure for General K Violations:
o First Offense: Warning
o Second Offense: Detention, Parent Contact (email, phone call, note sent home, etc.)
§Students that fail to serve detention will move to the third offense of the Behavior Policy.
o Third Offense: Double Detention, Parent Contact
o Fourth Offense: Referral to an Administrator, Parent Contact
§At this time, the student will most likely receive a Saturday School or Two-Day ACP.
o Fifth and Future Offenses: Second Referral to an Administrator, Parent Contact
§At this time, the student will receive a Two-Day ACP or Suspension from school. Parents will be asked to join their child at school to sit with them in class when they return from Two-Day ACP or Suspension.
· Students arriving late to school must receive a tardy pass from the front office. Students will then report directly to their current class. Failure to do so may result in a Detention or Saturday School.
· For students who arrive tardy, the following discipline procedures will be followed:
o Tardy 1: Tardy is recorded, Student is issued a warning.
o Tardy 2: Tardy is recorded, Student is issued 1 After School Detention.
o Tardy 3: Tardy is recorded, Student is issued 2 After School Detentions.
o Tardy 4: Tardy is recorded, Student is issued a Referral and Saturday School or ACP.
o Tardy 5: Tardy is recorded, Student is issued a Referral and Saturday School or ACP.
o Further tardy entrances to the same class in the same Semester will result in a referral, at which time the administration will take the action necessary to correct the problem.
o NOTE: Any SATURDAY SCHOOL assignments that are not served will result in either a Two-Day ACP Placement or Suspension from school.
· MAJOR OFFENSES such as intoxicants, violence, theft, harassment, bullying, etc.
o If a student’s behavior requires immediate removal from class, the teacher may elect to notify the front office that they are sending the student to the office.
o For such defiance or disruption that the teacher feels the safety of others is jeopardized, the teacher will inform security to escort the student to the office.
o A referral is written and consequences are assigned consistent with the behavior, such as Two-Day ACP, Suspension, or Expulsion.
OTHER CLASS DISRUPTIONS
Behavior Issues while Substitute Teachers are Present:
· If a Substitute records a student’s name as a behavior issue during their time at school, an automatic Saturday School will be assigned.
· If there are no Saturday School detentions available, then a Two-Day ACP will be assigned.
Cell Phone Misuse:
· First Offense: Teacher asks student to turn off the phone and place it in their backpack. Student is warned.
· Second Offense: Teacher writes a Detention.
· Third Offense: Teacher writes referral and phone may be confiscated by security. The parent must pick up the phone and the student receives a Two-Day ACP or Saturday School.
Student ID Cards:
· Students are required to have a valid Identification Card in their possession at all times while at school or attending any school related function. Failure to follow this rule may result in disciplinary action consistent with those of misconduct.
· Students are required to follow the District Policy regarding appropriate attire while at school.