Elementary Discipline

COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

2013-2014 DISCIPLINE – K5-6th

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True discipline results from self-discipline rather than external regulation or compulsion.  Community Christian School believes that discipline is something done for a child, not just to a child.  Our policy is based upon scriptural principles and strives to be both firm and fair.  It is expected that good behavior will be the norm and discipline problems the exception.

A signed statement by the parents that they have read and support the Discipline Policy must be received as a prerequisite to final acceptance and enrollment of each child.  If a parent does not agree with the discipline policy, this must be discussed with the administrator before final enrollment.

Good discipline means that the classroom is free from confusion, disorder, and anti-social behavior.  It means that each child and the group as a whole operate freely within a structured framework which they understand, accept and incorporate into their behavior without constant reminder or punishment.  Discipline is more than outward pressure.  It involves inner understanding and acceptance.

Community Christian School seeks to cooperate with parents to develop the following characteristics in their children:

1.  Cheerful obedience to all in authority.

2.  Cleanliness in person and property:

a.  Clean and neatly dressed;

b.  Putting trash in trash cans, picking up paper on the floor, in desks, and on the grounds

3.  Cooperation with others in and out of the classroom.

4.  Courtesy and respect for others:  being quiet in class, raising hands to

speak, not interrupting others, walking-not running in the building, and eating

with proper manners.

5.  Morally good conduct in respect to recreation, social relationships and

language.

6.  Promptness in attendance and completing assignments.

7.  Respect for the property of Community Christian School, and other people.

8.  Responsibility in doing assigned or expected tasks.

9.  Truthfulness and honesty in work and life.

Disciplinary Action:

We never assume students know proper behavior until we have explained/demonstrated it to them.

When a student’s behavior is unsatisfactory, the school will employ the appropriate action for correction.  The following steps may be used to achieve appropriate behavior and attitudes:

1.         Use of praise, positive rewards when earned

2.         Verbal warning to students regarding actions

3.         Loss of designated privileges

4.         Correspondence with parents

5.         Parent-teacher or parent-teacher-principal conference

6.         Detention – after school or lunch: 3rd-6th  with parent notification

7.         Saturday School – Students in grades 3rd-6th who have continued

discipline problems  are required to attend Saturday School from

8a.m. – 12 noon.  An additional fee will be assessed for Saturday

                        School.

9.         In-House suspension – Students in grades 3rd-6th who have continued

discipline problems are isolated from regular classes and supervised while doing assigned work. 

                        In-house suspension– The following conditions apply to In-House Suspension:  No grade higher than

                             a 70 may be earned.  In-house suspension assignments must be completed before returning to class.

In-house suspension from class is treated as an unexcused absence but will be changed from unexcused

to excused upon completion of all assigned work.  An additional fee will be assessed.

            10.         Off Campus Suspension – the student is not allowed to attend school. The first suspension the

                            student will  receive a 50 on all assignments and tests taken during this suspension.  All work should

be picked up in the school office and suspension assignments must  be turned in upon returning  to

school.  If a student is suspended a 2nd time the student will receive a  zero on all assignments and

                            tests.  However, work must be completed before returning to classes.

                        11.         Suspension/Explusion

Suspension:

A policy of 1-3 days suspension will be followed.  Excessive suspensions or extreme offenses may result in a recommendation of dismissal from the school.  The following behaviors could result in immediate suspension:

1.         Fighting

2.         Possession or use of fireworks on school premises or school activity

2.         Possession or use of tobacco in any form

3.         Possession or use, or being under the influence of

drugs or alcohol

4.         Any type of solicitation to use or purchase drugs or

alcohol

5.         Obscene, profane, or vulgar language that is written

spoken, or expressed by symbols or gestures

6.         Misuse and/or damage of school property

7.         Any behavior, display or attitude in opposition to the

basic principles and purposes of Community Christian

School or which restrict the spiritual or academic

atmosphere of the school as determined by the

administration.

Extreme or repeated offenses may result in expulsion of a student.

CCS will not tolerate harm or threat to another individual, whether verbal, physical, or written.

Please note:  Situations may occur that are not covered in the handbook.  The administration will handle these at their discretion.  The school reserves the right to amend the conduct/discipline policy when necessary.

Revised   02-13-12