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Student Conduct and School Discipline

Weber School District Student Discipline Policy including Safe School Policy

Please review the Safe School Policy. A copy has been provided in your Back-To School Folder or you may look at it online:  http://wsd.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=93&Itemid=520

School Rules

Children have the right to attend school without fear of physical or emotional harm. Our desire is to create a school atmosphere which is  loving, yet has rules that are firm, fair, and consistently enforced. One of our goals is to teach students to take responsibility for all of their actions and behave in an appropriate manner that respects the learning environment and the rights of others. We are implementing a set of schoolwide rules that will be consistent throughout the school day and apply in all learning environments (i.e. classroom, halls, lunch, playground, and busses):

PAW

Place your body in control

Activate your listening mind

Work smart

Schoolwide Motto

We believe the primary objective of discipline is to be positive and to help each student develop self-control. Student self-control gives them POWER over themselves and their environment. We will reinforce this concept through the school motto:

POWER

Positive Attitude

On Task

Wise Choices

Effort

Respect and Responsibility

Corrective Actions

We are optimistic that this program will help to promote healthy self-esteem, and a safe, orderly, and inviting school climate. However any behavior that disrupts the learning environment, or which infringes on the rights of others will not be tolerated and will be subjective to corrective measures.

The most common corrective actions that a student may experience are:

1.        Classroom Interventions – Each teacher has his/her classroom discipline program. Although the procedures differ in each classroom, they are typically designed to help the student recognize that he/she has committed a behavior infraction and impose a pre-determined set of consequences. (i.e. pull a card, move a marker, planner entry, etc.)

2.       Fix-It-Ticket –  A fix-it-ticket is a minor rule violation and is part of the teaching process. These will be issued for violations such as running in the halls, being too loud in the restroom, playing unfairly on the playground etc.

3.       Office Discipline Referral– Students are referred to the office for major discipline problems such as bullying, inappropriate language, and fighting. Students who are referred to the office could be subject to the following:  (1) communication with parent via note or telephone, (2) deprivations of privileges or preferred activities (i.e recesses), (3) “think time” in a classroom or office, (4) behavior referral form, (5) in-school or out-of-school suspension, (6) referral to proper authorities- district personnel/law enforcement.

Please note: We recognize that all incidents, students, and circumstances are not the same. We also realize that behavior interventions are a part of the student’s educational process. We will do our best to focus disciplinary efforts on the role, responsibility, and reaction of each individual student. We take great effort to be fair, consistent, reasonable, and caring. Our responsibility is to ensure the safety of all students and to protect the school’s learning environment. We greatly appreciate your support

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