School-Wide PBS Discipline Policy

This policy is located in the student handbook/agenda


École C.C. Loughlin School

CODE OF CONDUCT



“Creating a Positive Teaching and Learning Environment”


The goal of C.C. Loughlin’s discipline policy is to create a positive teaching and learning environment for all.  Our policy is built on the foundation of RESPECT.  


Respect will be the centre of the discussions on behavior among teachers, students and parents/guardians.  The ultimate aim of the discipline policy is to have all students reflect on their behavior.  Through reflection, students can determine if, and what changes are necessary in their behavior to enable them to be contributing members of C.C. Loughlin’s school community.  


In order for this policy to be successful all stakeholders need to have clear, concise, and consistent expectations; expectations that will be taught and reviewed throughout the school year. It is with this in mind that we have established the following:


  1. Students will demonstrate RESPECT for themselves .

  2. Students will demonstrate RESPECT for others.

  3. Students will demonstrate RESPECT for their environment.

  4. Students will demonstrate RESPECT for learning .







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École C.C. Loughlin School

Discipline Response Guide


Guiding Principles


Our discipline plan is built on the principle of RESPECT, and designed to provide all stakeholders with a positive teaching and learning environment.


Therefore teachers should:

  1. Be clear about fair behavioral expectations and what success looks like

  2. Be fair, reasonable and consistent with your responses and/or consequences   [FAIR is NOT always EQUAL]

  3. Respect the uniqueness of each student, each incident, and each set of circumstances


Minor Behaviors


Response Protocol for Teachers


Minor behaviours are to be handled by the attending staff member. Chronic [regular, repeated, and frequent] minor behaviours will result in a referral to the school administration.  When behaviours become chronic and are referred using the Discipline Referral Form, administration will follow the same protocol as for major behaviors [see next page].  


Staff is asked to:

  • Communicate to student what was observed

  • Remind students of the expected behavior and why the expectation exists

  • Help students identify possible replacement behavior[s]

  • Give a consequence if necessary [detention, etc.]

  • If necessary, complete Discipline Referral Form and provide it to the homeroom teacher


If behavior becomes chronic:

  • Home room teacher makes a verbal contact with parent/guardian

  • Student is referred to the office if behavior persists [A parental discussion is required prior to a referral to administration]

  • Referrals to Administration for minor behaviors must be done with a Discipline Referral Form

Major Behaviors


  1. Response Protocol for Teachers


Major behaviors will result in an immediate referral to the school administration with Discipline Referral Form/s to follow.


B.  Response Protocol for Administrator


Following the first referral, the school administration:


  • Will document incident

  • Will talk with student about expected appropriate behavior and issue appropriate consequences [e.g. parent meeting, restitution, loss of privilege, 1-3 days suspension]

  • May provide written contact via Office Discipline Report Form which is to be signed by parent/guardian and returned to office


With subsequent referrals, the school administration will:


  • Document incident on school database

  • Talk with student about expected appropriate behavior and issue appropriate consequences [restitution, loss of privilege, 1-3 days suspension]

  • Provide written contact via Office Discipline Report Form which is to be signed by parent/guardian and returned to office

  • Communicate [meeting/telephone, etc.] with parent/guardian



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Levels of Unacceptable Behaviors


Minor Behaviors


  • Inappropriate language

  • Non-compliance

  • Defacing school property

  • Disruptive behavior [talking, etc]

  • Unprepared for class

  • Lateness

  • Use of inappropriate music/print material

  • Lying

  • Cheating

  • Pushing/roughhousing



  • Inappropriate use of electronic devices [laser pointers, cell phones, internet sites, video/audio recording devices]

  • Inappropriate use of personal equipment [skateboards etc.]

  • Disrespecting other students [teasing, derogatory remarks]

  • Inappropriate clothing

  • Littering

  • Disrespecting teacher’s personal space/desk

  • Disrespecting reasonable access to water in the classroom








Major Behaviors


  • Fighting

  • Physical and/or verbal aggression

  • Off school grounds without permission

  • Vandalism

  • Skipping school

  • Disrespecting a teacher [verbal/physical]



  • Bullying

  • Safety concern [dangerous]

  • Theft

  • Non-emergency Fire alarm/911

  • Swearing at an adult

  • Inappropriate representation of       school [sports teams, field trips, etc)




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École C.C. Loughlin School

Discipline Referral Form


Student Name:                            Grade & Teacher:                                

Referred by:                                         

Referred to:  

  • Home room teacher

  • Administration

Date:                        _ Time of Day:                      

Location:                                                                                                                         

                             

MINOR BEHAVIORS


  • Inappropriate language

  • Non-compliance

  • Defacing school property

  • Disruptive behavior [talking, etc]

  • Unprepared for class

  • Lateness

  • Use of inappropriate music/print material

  • Lying

  • Cheating

  • Pushing/rough- housing

  • Inappropriate use of electronic devices (laser pointers, cell phones, internet sites, video & audio recording devices)




  • Inappropriate use of personal equipment [skateboards etc.]

  • Disrespecting other students [teasing, derogatory remarks]

  • Inappropriate clothing

  • Littering

  • Disrespecting teacher’s personal space/desk

  • Disrespecting reasonable access to water in the classroom



MAJOR BEHAVIORS


  • Fighting

  • Physical and/or verbal aggression

  • Off school grounds without permission

  • Vandalism

  • Skipping school

  • Disrespecting a teacher [verbal/physical]

  • Bullying

  • Safety concern [dangerous]

  • Theft

  • Non-emergency Fire alarm/911

  • Swearing

  • Inappropriate representation of       school [sports teams, field trips,       etc.]


Details of Behavior: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________



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Discipline Plan:

Inappropriate Behavior on School Bus


Attending bus driver will complete an incident report [created by School Bus Depot] and send it along to the school Administration.  After receiving the report the Administrator will note it on the school data base and send it along to the parent/guardian.


It is expected that students will comply with the behavior guidelines as set down by the bus depot department [certain number of infractions will lead to losing privilege to ride on the school bus].