Discipline

 Discipline

Philosophy – We believe:
 
  • Emphasis on recognition for positive behaviors promotes self worth.
  • Students require orientation, instruction, and re-teaching regarding positive behavior expectations.
  • A team and school-wide approach helps students by providing consistent and common expectations in all that we do.
  • Celebrations for positive behaviors through our GROWL (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) support a school-wide focus.
 
Discipline Measures – These will be assigned as appropriate and may include:
 
  • Time Out (period of time appropriate to the violation)
  • Conference with principal or assistant principal
  • Denial of privilege (recess, assembly, field trip, party, etc.)
  • Parent conference
  • Restitution (payment or replacement of damaged or stolen property)
  • Confiscation of prohibited items or items deemed disruptive or dangerous
  • Behavior contract (for repeated or chronic disruptive behavior)
 
Suspension and Expulsion – In accordance with state law and district policy, suspension or expulsion may be required. The following may be grounds for suspension:
 
  • Continued willful disobedience or persistent defiance of proper authorities, policies, rules and regulations of the school.
  • Willful destruction or defacing of school property.
  • Behavior which is incompatible with the rights, welfare and safety of others.
  • Continued behavior that is disruptive to the learning environment.
 
PBIS – Chinook Trail Elementary has successfully implemented an effective school-wide system of discipline through positive behavioral interventions with PBIS – Positive Behavior Interventions and Support. The purpose of school-wide PBIS is to establish a climate in which appropriate behavior is the norm.  PBIS includes proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and practicing appropriate behaviors.  Implementation of PBIS creates a school-wide behavior management system in which:
 
  • The display of positive behaviors is encouraged and rewarded.
  • Aggressive and/or unsafe behaviors are discouraged.
  • Respect, responsibility, cooperation, and other highly valued character traits are taught and encouraged.
  • Individual differences are valued rather than criticized.
  • The education of students can be supported more effectively and efficiently.
  • The teaching of fundamental skills can be maximized.
 
 
We have chosen the acronym GROWL to represent these positively stated expectations for all students and staff:
 
 
Students will be recognized for positive behavior by staff and administration through earning punches on award cards.  Upon completion of a card, the student will be presented a token award and a certificate of positive behavior by the administration and the classroom teacher.