SCHOOL WIDE POSITIVE BEHAVIOR SUPPORT PLAN
(Be Prepared, Be Attentive, Have a Winning Attitude, Be Safe)
Our PAWS plan is designed to encourage and reward students who are engaging in positive behavior by following school-wide and classroom expectations and routines. Our learning environment is enhanced when everyone behaves appropriately.
Teachers in all grade levels will maintain a daily discipline chart for all students. All students will go through a progressive discipline program. Any student receiving any type of major discipline referral will lose the privilege of attending reward activities for that 9 weeks period. Those students who have not been referred to the office for any disciplinary reasons and have maintained a good conduct grade in the classroom will be able to participate in our end of the nine weeks “Fun Friday Space Walk”.
Students will be rewarded for positive behavior by receiving “Cougar Cash”. This cash coupon will be given to students by staff members for exhibiting positive behavior anywhere on campus. Students will be given opportunities to spend their “Cougar Cash” to purchase items on our “Cougar Cart” throughout the year.
We have high expectations of our Seventh Ward students. As a parent, you can be part of our school wide positive behavior plan by discussing with your child these expectations and by encouraging your child daily to make good choices and to always do their best.
SEVENTH WARD ELEMENTARY’S DISCIPLINE PLAN
Be Prepared, Be Attentive, Have a Winning Attitude, and Be Safe
1. Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
2. Be respectful and courteous to teachers and classmates.
3. Respect school property.
4. Have all materials ready for class.
5. Line up in designated areas quietly before school and at the end of
First Offense: Warning
Second Offense: 1 Recess Detention
Third Offense: 2 Recess Detentions (see next page for detailed recess detention rules)
Fourth Offense: Teachers will call the parents
Fifth Offense: Student will be sent to the office (parents notified)
Sixth Offense: After-school detention or suspension from school or corporal punishment
Severity Clause: Immediate office referral; consequence determined by the administrator
Those students who have not been referred to the office for any disciplinary reasons (for school or bus behavior) and have maintained a good conduct grade in the classroom will participate in our end-of-the-nine-weeks “Good Behavior Fun Friday Space Walk.” To be eligible to attend the Good Behavior party, students must have earned LESS than 6 points. Each recess detention = 2 points. Each after school detention = 4 points. Each suspension = 6 points.
Consequences for Student Infractions
Students will always be given a warning before a recess detention is assigned. After nine recess detentions within a nine weeks period, students will receive an after school detention. Students will then progress to six detentions followed by an after school detention. And finally, three detentions and an after school detention. If after all this, the behavior is still occurring, students will receive at least a day of suspension. Parents will receive a letter informing them if their child has reached his/her 5th recess detention and is half-way to receiving an after school detention. Students receive detention when classroom rules, school rules, and bus rules are broken and a warning has been given. Any student unable or unwilling to serve an after-school detention will receive a day of suspension.
All formal detentions will be removed at the end of each 9 weeks period and the pattern will start over at the beginning of the next 9 weeks.
*After-school detention will be held at school from 2:37 - 3:30 in the afternoons. Parents must provide transportation for students to be picked up. Failure to attend will result in suspension. Parents will be notified by letter that their child has after-school detention on a designated day.
Note: If the infraction is severe, the principal has the authority to assign immediate after-school detention or a suspension.