Exploratory Class Discipline Procedure / Citizenship GradesPosted by Shem McCullough at 2/22/2012
EXPLORE PROGRESSIVE DISCIPLINE GUIDELINES:
This page provides a summary of rules the explore department has adopted for their classrooms. Each class may have unique, additional rules according to the needs of their students and their class. All of the rules and the progressive discipline steps below are encouraged, enforced, AND posted in the classroom.
When a student breaks a rule below he/she will write the rule according to the number of times that student has broken that rule. If the student does not complete the assigned sentences then they are given the next consequence. All sentences are due the following day unless the teacher writes a different due date in the planner. Students are to write five numbered items in their planner, below parent signature where it says “notes or detention” according to the date the student committed the violation. Students write the following in their planner: 1) exactly what they did. 2) rule they broke, & 3) number of times they need to write the sentence with the due date.
# of sentences to write
none – see below
loss of privilege
referral & ACP
The rule the student violates below will be the sentence they write.
TALK WHEN APPROPRIATE:
1) Students may talk or ask a question after they’ve silently raised their hand and teacher has given them permission. (95 letters)
STAY ON TASK:
2) Students are expected to stay on task the entire class period whether completing a task or in a class discussion. (93 letters)
NO DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR:
3) Students are to behave so that all will be able to focus on the task the teacher has assigned (no disruptive behavior). (95 letters)
4) Students are to speak and act respectfully towards other students and to the teacher at all times (attitude counts). (95 letters)
5) and 6) are usually unique to each explore classroom.
Each student’s citizenship grade is based upon their daily classroom behavior which includes: 1) following classroom rules, participation, and appropriate attitude. Each explore teacher tracts student behavior according to the established classroom rules. In the grading scale below, you will notice that there is an overlap between “O” and “S”. The reason for the overlap is some students may be well behaved but they exhibit average classroom participation &/or attitude. These students would earn an “S”. On the other hand, if a student has made two behavior mistakes in class but has an excellent attitude and has high participation, then that student can earn an “O”.
Infraction / Weight:
First offense breaking a rule (20 sentences) = -1
Second offense breaking the (40 sentences) same rule = -1
Third offense breaking the same rule (80 sentences) = -2
Fourth offense breaking the same rule (Loss of Privilege) = -3 and automatic “N”
Fifth offense breaking the same rule (Detention) = -4 and automatic “N”
(If a student doesn’t show up to their scheduled detention they will earn a double detention and a -5)
Sixth offense breaking the same rule (Referral + 100 sentences) = -6
(O) Outstanding = 0, -1, or -2
(S) Satisfactory = 0, -1, -2, -3, -4, or -5
(N) Needs Improvement = -6, -7, -8, -9, -10 &/or earned loss of privilege or detention consequence(U) Unsatisfactory = -11 or worse &/or earned a double detention or referral