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    Progressive Classroom Management

    1.      Why

    • Maintains a safe environment where all students can learn and know exactly what is expected of them at all times
    • Provides structure for students and consistency in the referral process
    • Supports students as they soar to new heights through rigorous and innovative learning experiences

    2.      Expectations for Students:

    FLIGHT

    3.      School Wide Progressive Classroom Management:

    • Step 1 – Warning – Restate the expectation
      • Teacher restates to the student how to follow unmet expectation.
      • Teacher may ask the following questions:
    1. What are you doing?
    2. What are you supposed to be doing?
    3. Are you doing that?
    4. What are you going to do about that?
      • Step 2 – Re-teach the expectation
        • Teacher re-teaches student how to follow unmet expectation.
      • Step 3 – Teacher re-teaches the expectation, in class seating change (if appropriate)
        • Student may be moved to a new seat in the classroom.
        • Teacher will make phone call home.
        • Student is written up in Infinite Campus (minor behavior referral).
      • Step 4 – Removal to solo-seat, parent contact, and write up in IC
        • Teacher escorts student to their solo-seat partner classroom with a reflection form.
        • Student completes the reflection form. Teacher SHOULD require form be sent home and brought back signed.
        • If appropriate (as deemed by the teacher), student may return to the classroom after completion of the reflection form. (If they return without further incident, document as a minor.)
        • If student does not return to class or returns and causes further disruption, student is written up in Infinite Campus as a major behavior referral.
        • Teacher will make phone call home.

    Majors Behavior Referrals:

    • Students will be written up with major behavior referrals for:
      • 3 minor behavior referrals for the same type of behavior in the same class period. For example, student has had three minor write-ups for defiance in your third period class.
      • Receiving a Step 4 and are unable to return to the classroom or cause disruption when returning.
      • Any student being sent to the office during class time for a major incident must be proceeded by a phone call in order to prevent a lack of supervision of the student.
      • Behaviors that are not classroom managed and will result in an immediate trip to the office include but are not limited to: battery, threats, bullying, use of combustibles or incendiaries, damage to school property, fighting/physical aggression, possession and/or use of drugs, alcohol, tobacco, or weapons.

    **Consequences for major behavior referrals are determined and carried out by administration. These consequences may include (but are not limited to):

    • Detention
    • Work crew @ lunch
    • In School Suspension (1 or more periods)
    • Out of School suspension

    **Students with an OSS (out of school suspension) during the quarter will not be permitted to attend or participate in any upcoming events for that quarter.

    4.      Positive Reinforcement

    • Daily: Teachers will give PROPS to students adhering to expectations and exemplifying the traits on the Flight Matrix.
    • Monthly: Students can earn entrance to events with their PROPS (This is our PBIS currency like “bucks or cash”).

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Hallways and Restrooms

    1.      Why

    • Ensures safety of all students and reduces negative incidences
    • Reduces cross traffic and helps to maintain social distancing guidelines
    • Helps traffic to keep moving (both in the hallways and outside)
    • Prevents tardiness and helps students make good choices
    • Maintains the facilities for future staff and students

    2.      Expectations for Students:

    • Wear a face covering and maintain social distance.
    • Have lanyard and ID visible at all times.
    • Have earbuds out of ears in hallways.
    • Have a yellow paper pass in the hallways.
    • Follow designated traffic pattern when exiting and entering classroom.
    • Move quickly to your next classroom to minimize proximity during passing times.
    • Do not gather in hallways.
    • Walk on the right side of the hallways and do not cut through bathroom areas to the other side of the hall.
    • Only use restrooms during class times. No restroom use is allowed during passing times due to possible cross traffic.

    3.      Expectations of Staff:

    • Wear a face covering and maintain social distance.
    • Be in the hallways during every passing period.
    • Actively scan hallways: keep flow of traffic moving and ensure students are walking the right direction.
    • Greet passing students and incoming students by name. Be prompt to your duty, on time, and actively monitor your area.
    • Write yellow paper passes for all students whenever they leave your classroom. No laminated teacher passes can be utilized. A laminated pass for a student is acceptable if that student is the only one who uses it.  A good example would be a student aide.  Passes must have the name of the student and the aiding period on it and be maintained by the student.
    • Do no encourage students to hurry to the restroom during passing times. You will need to allow students to use the restroom during class time in order to minimize cross traffic in the hallways. 

    4.      Consequences:

    • If a student is walking the wrong direction in the hallway or is cutting through the bathroom, teacher will re-teach the expectation for movement in the hallways.
      • If the hallway behavior persists after re-teaching the expectation, the student will be written up with a minor behavior referral under “Disregard for school rules” (per “Referrals” TSA processes).
    • Third minor offense will be written up as a major behavior referral, per quarter.

    **Students who struggle to follow the guidelines for movement around the building may be given alternate passing by administration.

    SEL Standards:  Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Responsible Decision-Making

    Example SEL Language: “Thank you for making a responsible decision”; “Thank you for being a great self- manager”; “Great job showing self-awareness”.


     

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    Mask Use & Social Distancing

    1.      Why

    • State Directive 024 states that face coverings are required to be worn in the workplace.
    • To protect others from contracting Covid-19.
    • To protect yourself from contracting Covid-19.

    2.       Expectations for Student:

    • Students will wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when they are in the school building.
    • Students will wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when outside unless they are able to maintain 6 feet of social distance from all other individuals.
    • Students will wear a face covering on the bus to and from school.

    3.       Expectations for Staff:

    • Staff will wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when they are in the school building.
    • Staff will wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when outside unless they are able to maintain 6 feet of social distance from all other individuals.
    • Staff will enforce that all students wear a face covering.

    4.       Consequences:

    • Classroom managed mask and social distancing violations (that can be addressed by teacher) will be addressed using progressive discipline plan.
    • Students refusing to wear a mask should be sent directly to the office.
      • Classroom managed mask violations might include (but are not limited to):
        • Student continually takes mask off.
        • 1st time: verbal warning (documented as a minor)
        • 2nd time: student calls parent (documented as a minor)
        • 3rd time: student calls parent, 1 day lunch detention (documented as a minor)
        • 4th time: office discretion based on situation (documented as major)

     

     

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    Teacher, Student Agreements

    Standard of Dress

    1.      What

    • Clothing worn on campus must adhere to WCSD dress code.
    • Appropriate dress encourages a respectful environment that focuses on teaching and learning.
    • Clothing that does not promote an illegal activity, including underage drinking, illegal drug use, domestic abuse, gang membership, battery, assault, or any other civil or criminal conduct which would violate state or federal law.
    • Clothing must cover the body from the chest/breasts to below the buttocks. This includes all private/intimate parts of the body, to include the midriff.
    • Shorts, skirts, skorts, and dresses must be an appropriate length, extending to the student’s mid-thigh.
    • Undergarments shall not be intentionally exposed (e.g., bras, boxer shorts).
    • Nylons/panty hose/tights may be worn as an undergarment under clothing but not alone as pants/bottoms.
    • Leggings, to include yoga pants, are acceptable worn as pants.
    • Pants/bottoms with rips, tears, or mesh are acceptable but shall not reveal or expose a private/intimate part of the body nor cause a safety concern (e.g., a tripping hazard because the hem of the pant leg drags on the floor).
    • Pajamas are reserved for designated days only.
    • Proper footwear at all times – no slippers.
    • Head coverings worn for medical or religious reasons are permitted. Hats and sunglasses can be worn outside, must be removed upon entering building and stored in lockers. Sweatshirt hoods may not be worn in the building.
    • Students must carry their Sky Ranch lanyard and Student ID at all times.
    • ID photo must not be defaced or covered in any way.

    2.      Why

    • To maintain a safe environment that focuses on teaching and learning.
    • To teach students that a standard of dress will be expected of them in their careers.
    • Lanyards with IDs will allow students to use planner passes, check out library books, and attend school events.

    3.      Expectations for Students

    • Students are expected to have lanyard and ID visible at all times.
    • Students will comply with staff requests to change or make adjustments to their clothing to ensure dress code compliance.
    • Lost lanyards and IDs can be purchased for a nominal fee.

    4.       Expectation for Staff

    • Staff are expected to have lanyard and ID visible at all times.
    • Do a visual scan of the classroom and pink slip any student who is in violation of dress code.
    • Pink slip must contain student's full name. This card serves as their pass to report to office for consequences.
    • Office will enter data in IC. Pink slip will be initialed by office staff and given back to student to be used as pass to return to class.
    • Teacher will collect initialed pink slip upon student’s return to class.
    • Administration will make announcements and Connect Ed phone calls to remind students and parents of dress code expectations.

    5.      Consequences

    • Classroom managed dress code violations (that can be addressed by teacher) will be addressed using progressive discipline plan.
      • Classroom managed dress code violations might include (but are not limited to):
        • Wearing hats or head coverings in classrooms
        • 1st time: verbal warning, change of clothes (documented as a minor)
        • 2nd time: student calls parent, change of clothes (documented as a minor)
        • 3rd time: student calls parent, change of clothes, 1 day lunch detention (documented as a minor)
        • 4th time: office discretion based on situation (documented as major)

    SEL Standards:  Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Responsible Decision-Making

    Example SEL Language:  “Thank you for making a responsible decision”; “Thank you for being a great self- manager”; “Great job showing self-awareness”.


     

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    Teacher, Student Agreements

    Backpacks and Technology

     

    1.       What

    • Backpacks
    • Cell phones
    • Computers 1:1 Initiative

    2.       Why

    • Allows for safe storage of personal items.
    • Minimizes movement in the classroom.
    • Maintains a safe environment that focuses on teaching and learning

    3.      Expectations for Students

    • Place backpack on the back of your chair while in class.
    • Turn cell phone off.
    • Student will place cell phone in their backpack. It will not be visible during class unless it is designated appropriate by the teacher.
    • Videos and music may only be accessed if a teacher gives permission.
    • Online games may only be accessed if they are in support of education and permission is granted by a teacher.
    • Keep backgrounds, screensavers and profile pictures school appropriate.
    • Stay connected to the school WiFi.
    • Bring computer to class charged.
    • Bring earbuds to class for educational use.
    • Keep computers with you at all times.

    4.      Expectations for Staff

    • Hold students accountable to policy.
    • Be proactive by consistently monitoring student technology use and re-teaching our students the rules regarding the technology as outlined in the agreement signed by students and parents prior to receiving a laptop.

    5.       Cell phone Consequences

    • First time teacher asks student to place the device in a teacher designated location (teacher desk, chart, etc.)
      • No argument, cell phone is returned at the end of class.
      • Student argues, phone is taken and turned into office. (Documented as a minor, parent phone call or email home.)
    • Second time phone is sent to the office for student pick up at the end of the day. (Documented as a minor, parent phone call or email home.)
    • Third time phone is sent to the office for parent pick up. (Documented as a major and office addresses it.)

    6.       Consequences for Technology Violations

    Equipment Related Behavior Violations

    Equivalent “Traditional” Classroom Violations

    Consequences

    Email, instant messaging, internet surfing, computer games (off-task behavior)

    Passing notes, looking at magazines, games (off- task behavior)

    Follow Progressive Discipline Step System 3rd Minor Becomes a Major

    Missing case and/or device

    No binder/missing supplies

    Follow Progressive Discipline Step System 3rd Minor Becomes a Major

    Using profanity or obscenity

    Inappropriate language

    Follow Progressive Discipline Step System 3rd Minor Becomes a Major

    Cutting and pasting without citing sources (Plagiarism)

    Plagiarism

    Follow Progressive Discipline Step System 3rd Minor Becomes a Major

    Damaging, defacing, or endangering device or accessories

    Vandalism, property damage

    Student is written up for a Major Behavior Referral consequences assigned by admin

    Accessing pornographic material, inappropriate files, or files dangerous to the integrity of the network

    Bringing pornographic or other inappropriate content to school in print form

    Student is written up for a Major Behavior Referral consequences assigned by admin

    Using an electronic resources account authorized for another person

    Breaking into or using someone else’s locker

    Student is written up for a Major Behavior Referral consequences assigned by admin

     

    Consequences for a major referral assigned when students reach that level will be handled on a case-by-case basis. 

    SEL Standards:  Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Responsible Decision-Making

    Example SEL Language:  “Thank you for making a responsible decision”; “Thank you for being a great self- manager”; “Great job showing self-awareness”.

     

     

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    Tardiness

    1.      Why

    • Ensures supervision of students in a safe location
    • Prevents disruption to the learning environments
    • Ensures that student receive all the necessary instruction
    • Teaches an important life skill

    2.      Student Expectations

    • Students are to be in their classrooms when the bell rings.
    • Students will attend detention, work crew for tardiness, as determined by admin.

    3.      Consequences

    Teacher Managed:

    • 1st tardy results in a warning.
    • 2nd tardy to class reteach expectation have student state the rule and why it is important.
    • 3rd and 4th tardy in one class teacher will give detention to the student in their room for 5 minutes during lunch and enter it into IC as a behavior minor. This could be done within the team as well at their discretion.  Parent contact is made by the teacher and behavior minor entered.
    • 5th tardy in one class a parent contact is made by the teacher and behavior minor entered.
    • 6th tardy in one class parent contact by teacher, behavior minor will be entered and student will do a written reflection of this behavior and how they can remedy it.
    • 7th tardy is a behavior major and will be managed by administration.

    **Please be consistent with marking students tardy as admin will pull by weekly attendance reports.

    **8th tardy accumulated = office will conference with student to inform of next steps which include positive reinforcement for improvement. Office will notify parent and document in IC.

    **Excessive tardiness to school will be office managed.

    Proper follow through by teacher with tardy protocol (including IC documentation) will result in office managed interventions.

    SEL Standards: Self- Awareness, Self-management, Social Awareness, Responsible Decision Making

    Example SEL Language:  “Thank you for making a responsible decision”; “Thank you for being a great self- manager”; “Great job showing self-awareness