The behavior policies of Collett Elementary School are designed to ensure that each student has the opportunity to learn in a safe and secure environment. Our aim is to develop responsibility, citizenship, and respect for others. Each teacher has a classroom behavior policy and an appropriate reinforcement system. This policy will be communicated to parents at the beginning of the year at Back-to-School Night.
The school-wide behavior policy emphasizes positive campus behaviors and eliminates those behaviors that are unsafe and/or disruptive. To achieve these goals, the following school rules have been established:
Failure to follow the rules may result in a warning, a detention, an office referral, a school suspension, and in extreme cases a school expulsion. A Reason for Suspension list is given to each student and parent at the beginning of the year in the “Annual Notices to Parents” handbook.
DETENTION or RESTRUCTURED RECESS
School personnel may give a student a detention for any of the following reasons:
- Defiance or not following directions
- Not keeping hands, feet and objects to themselves
- Throwing rocks or any other items
- Unsafe play (misuse of equipment, climbing fences, etc.)
- In unauthorized areas
- Failure to line up at the bell
- Being disrespectful (yelling, calling names, etc.)
- Threats or Fighting
- Violation of cafeteria rules, or other violations
Based on the severity of the behavior, the school administrator, teachers, playground supervisors or counselor may counsel the student, assign a consequence or send the student to the office with a Behavior Notice.
OFFICE REFERRAL POLICY AND SUSPENSION
School personnel will write an Office Referral for the following unsatisfactory conduct to students:
- Failure to follow directions or violation of school or class rules
- Class disruption
- Disrespect or defiance of authority
- Leaving class without permission
- Destruction of School or Private Property
- Theft or tampering with property of others
- Threats or highly inappropriate comments
- Profanity or offensive language
- Possession of an inappropriate item
- Sexual Harrassment
- Use/possession of a controlled substance
Actions and recommendations will be taken by the Principal or designee. A child may be suspended based on the severity or the frequency of the act committed. A student may be suspended after accumulating three office referrals. Students will contact their parents to inform them of their misbehavior.