Jr. & Sr. High Discipline

COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

2013-2014 Jr./Sr. High School

Conduct/Discipline Policy

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CONDUCT

Philosophy:

Students at Community Christian School are expected to conduct themselves on and off campus according to high standards of Christian conduct.  This includes, but is not limited to, Christian standards of love, morality, and honesty.  Obvious immoral behavior such as profanity, disrespect (either for those in authority or other students), cheating, stealing, fighting etc. are grounds for dismissal from school.

Use of harmful or intoxicating substances, occult practices, or sexual immorality will result in expulsion.

The prevailing attitude of all students and parents concerning Community Christian School should be that attendance is a privilege.  Learning demands the cooperation of the learner; therefore, it is important that each student’s conduct reflect a positive attitude toward both the school and its policies.

The following guidelines (not all-inclusive) aid in the attainment of an environment conducive to learning.  Students are expected to:

  • Submit to all policies and procedures of Community Christian School;
  • obey all in authority willingly and courteously. (Submission to human authority is the prelude to submission to God’s authority);
  • refrain from defacing or damaging any property belonging to Community Christian School;
  • help keep facilities neat and clean;
  • respect others and their property at all times;
  • refrain from all cheating, lying, stealing, gossiping, or backbiting, etc.
  • display good sportsmanship at all times;
  • take responsibility in doing assigned work tasks;
  • refrain from public showing of affection or any conduct perceived as sensual or immoral;
  • leave items such as (but not confined to) radios, tape recorders, pagers,  ipods, etc. at home.
  • use of cell phone is prohibited during school hours;
  • students are not allowed to visit social networking sites during school hours, i.e. facebook.

Classroom Conduct (students are expected to):

  • refrain from chewing gum in the building or in school vehicles;
  • be on time for class and seated when the bell rings;
  • be responsible for having all materials (paper books, pen/pencils, etc.) in class;
  • respect the teacher as the authority in the classroom at all times even when not in agreement with the teacher’s policy or procedures;
  • be in the classroom during the class period unless given written permission from the teacher; and
  • refrain from talking (or any other disruptive activities) without the permission of the teacher.

Off Campus  Conduct

Students of CCS are representatives of their Lord, school, and parents, at all times. Therefore, certain guidelines go beyond the school setting.    The following constitute serious breaches of discipline and make the student subject to disciplinary review and possible action, including expulsion, even if the event occurred away from school:

  • Involvement with the occult
  • Possession or use of illegal drugs
  • Involvement in a felony crime
  • Sexual immorality
  • Use of alcoholic beverages
  • Smoking or possession of cigarettes
  • Stealing or shop-lifting
  • Vandalism
  • Malicious prank against a school representative (e.g. teacher, coach, administrator)
  • Shameful behavior
  • Inappropriate dress at school functions

DISCIPLINE

Discipline (which is simply training that corrects, molds, or perfects character) is necessary for the school environment and is designed to help students achieve self-discipline.

My son, regard not lightly the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art reproved of Him, for whom the Lord loveth He chasteneth… Now obviously no “chastening” seems pleasant at the time, it is in fact most unpleasant.  Yet when it is all over we can see that it has quietly produced the fruit of real goodness in the characters of those who have accepted it (in the right spirit). Hebrews 12:5-13

Discipline is absolutely necessary to the progress of education.  Without it, little learning occurs. Good discipline at school begins with good discipline at home.   Without a Biblical standard of discipline in the home, it is difficult for Christian schools to maintain a Biblical standard of discipline.

Community Christian School is not a corrective institution.  We are here to work with the home, but not to take the place of parents in fulfilling their roles.

If a problem arises with a student, the school will employ the following steps of action:

  • Teacher handles the problem privately with the student.
  • The teacher  enlists the help of the parents if problem not corrected.
  • The administrator  becomes involved if necessary.
  • A conference with teacher, student, administrator, and parents if problem continues.

Community Christian High School uses an assertive discipline strategy for maintaining appropriate behavior (following directions, communicating only with permission, cooperating with teachers and students).

DETENTION

All detentions are one day a week, 1 hour after school.  Detentions will be held on a designated day.   Detention work will be kept in the detention room and will be assigned by the detention teacher.  A folder system will be used to store detention work and records.

Failure to serve detention will result in the detention doubling. After the fifth detention, the student will also be placed in In-house.  All In-house procedures, found elsewhere in the handbook, will apply.  Continued detentions will require a conference with the administrator and parents.

             SATURDAY SCHOOL

Excessive absences may require a student to attend Saturday School at an additional charge.

SUSPENSION/EXPLUSION

             Any student guilty of the following while on school property or during school field trips or school activities may expect immediate suspension.

  • Fighting
  • Possession or use of fireworks on school premises or school activity
  • Possession or use of tobacco in any form
  • Possession or use, or being under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Any type of solicitation to use or purchase drugs or alcohol
  • Obscene, profane, or vulgar language that is written, spoken, or expressed by symbols or gestures
  • Misuse and/or damage of school property
  • 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.

  1. A.   In-house suspensionThere is a charge for in-house suspension. (the cost of hiring someone to monitoring the suspension room)  The student must attend school; however, the student is isolated and supervised while doing assigned work. 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.  Only 2 in-house suspensions are allowed each year.  All subsequent suspensions will be off campus.

  1. B.   Off-campus suspension– The student is not allowed to attend school.  All work must be picked up in the school office and suspension assignments must be turned in upon returning to school.  All assignments must be complete and will be checked by an administrator before student is readmitted to class.

1st suspension:  The student will receive no grade higher than 50 on all assignments and

tests taken during this suspension. Absences are excused when all work is completed.

2nd suspension: The student will receive a zero on all assignments and tests; and absences

are unexcused.  Only 2 off campus suspensions are allowed each year.

Please Note:

-Awards, honors, and recognition cannot be given to students with a record of suspensions or continued discipline problems for the current year.

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

-CCS is a drug-free, weapon-free zone.

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

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