• Diedrichsen

    Progressive Discipline Plan



    PBS Model LDES:

    The Diedrichsen Philosophy is to provide a challenging academic program in a safe nurturing environment.  Classroom management is approached from a belief that teachers use skills/concepts to plan and maintain a learning environment in which students learn decision making skills needed to be responsible for their own learning and behavior.  The philosophy of being proactive and that “Positive Behavior Support” works best.


    At LDES, student discipline is dealt with through positive incentives and empowering students to solve problems through teacher facilitation. Students are taught the SWIM Values, show respect, work hard, have integrity, and make a difference.  

    In addition to positive behavior support, Diedrichsen implements Love and Logic techniques as an approach to discipline.  We treat every student with love and respect, holding students accountable for their actions with natural consequences.  Love and Logic is an approach to working with students that teaches kids to think for themselves, raises the level of student responsibility, and prepares students to be productive citizens as we prepare them to be college and career-ready.


    This plan, adhering to guidelines set forth by NRS 392.4644, is an effort to empower teachers and students to create a school environment of high standards, positive culture, and academic success.


    Pro-Active Steps to Ensure a Positive and Safe Environment

    • Positive Behavior Support (PBS) Implementation  - Tier 3
    • DOJO prizes
    • Incentive system through prize cart, classroom incentives, Principal’s luncheon, lunch with administrators, soccer with principal, and Principal for a Day
    • Daily positive messages for character education using quotes from Project Wisdom and Daily Affirmations
    • Guidance Lessons
    • Parents as Partners in Education – Increase communication with families through teacher positive phone calls, home visits, staff attending community events, principal’s tweet, monthly newsletters, school website, connect-ed messages, and many parent and community events at our school


    School-Wide Expectations

    Classroom rules are posted and taught to each student through the use of consistent lesson plans and revisited upon tracking back on and at times made evident by student need.   The following school wide expectations are the basis of instruction for all students



    School Discipline Plan and Consequences


    Responsive Interventions

    When students violate school rules or exhibit behavior occurrences that warrant intervention, responsive interventions are used to determine the cause of the behavior, identify solutions, and help problem solve strategies to prevent the behavior from recurring.  Students who demonstrate behavior concerns that impede the learning of self and others will be referred to the Intervention Assistance Team (IAT) for PBS tiered intervention.  Some interventions include check in/check out, behavior contract, daily home notes, and if needed a Prevent, Teach, Reinforce (PTR) assessment and behavior plan.


    When positive reinforcement and classroom interventions have failed, students are assigned consequences.  Age, developmental/cognitive level of students, and maturity are taken into consideration when determining appropriate consequences for students.


    Plan for Minor and Major Behaviors/Removal from Classroom


    1. Step One: Teachers will implement a behavior management plan in their classroom and will notify students, parents and administration of their plan. 


    • Teachers are expected to handle their discipline by using effective procedures, love, patience and proven practices. Students will be asked to solve the problem they have caused. Parent notification needs to take place if a student is given a citation.


    1. Step Two: If step one is not working or a student misbehaves, the following will be implemented:


    • Temporary alternate placement – teacher may call on colleagues to help by using discipline time out buddy. Changing the placement of a misbehaving student is a proven, effective practice and will be used before sending a student to the office.  Please provide parent notification.  


    • A citation may be issued for a minor behavior incident, “sink”. The teacher will assign a consequence for minor behaviors which may include, but not limited to, a reflection activity, apology, walk to think, or focused detention.   Teacher will notify parents within 24 hours.


    • Step Three: If behaviors are repeated, minor behaviors become a major, or a behavior event is considered a major, writing a citation and sending the student to the office is the next step.  At this time, administration may use reflection activity, focused detention, loss of privilege, behavior contract, school beautification, walk to think, alternative recess, or suspension (in house or out of school suspension).  The teacher and/or administrator will contact parents to notify them of their child’s behavior within 24 hours.


    • A student will be removed from the classroom if an office referral is warranted (i.e., MAJOR BEHAVIORS), administrative intervention is needed, is disruptive to the learning of self and others, or is a safety concern to others. (NRS 392.4645)
    • If a student is removed from the classroom (i.e., suspension), per NRS 392.4645, the principal (or assistant principal) of the school shall provide an explanation of the reason for the removal of the student and offer the student an opportunity to respond to the explanation. The administrator will notify parents or legal guardian within 24 hours if a student is removed from the classroom.


    1. Step Four: If the student continues to misbehave, a conference will take place involving an administrator, teacher, parents, and student.  A referral to IAT may be necessary to determine interventions and possible change of placement.


    Please noteIf at any time a student is a safety concern for him/herself, other students and teachers, all these steps should be skipped and the student sent directly to the office. 




    (Classroom Managed)


    (Office Referral)


    Unlawful Behaviors

    *Must be seen by an administrator

    **May require referral to

    School Police

    • Use of cell phone during school hours
    • Inappropriate language
    • Dress code violation
    • Disrespect to teachers/staff
    • Insubordination
    • Not following expectations
    • Damage to school property
    • Teasing/taunting
    • Lying
    • Inappropriate website use
    • Disruption to learning environment
    • Theft
    • Cheating
    • Physical aggression
    • Use of cell phone during school hours
    • Inappropriate language
    • Dress code violation
    • Disrespect to teachers/staff
    • Insubordination
    • Repeatedly not following expectations
    • Damage to school property
    • Teasing/taunting
    • Lying
    • Inappropriate website use
    • Continual disruption to learning environment that requires removal from class or group
    • Theft
    • Cheating
    • Fighting/physical aggression
    • Bullying/harassment/intimidation

              (sexual or verbal)

    • Vandalism
    • Theft
    • Possession of weapons or illegal substances
    • Violence/harmful to students
    • Violence/harmful to staff
    • Gang related behavior



    Consequences for Minors

    Consequences for Majors

    Consequences for Unlawful Behaviors

    • Verbal warning
    • Reteach expectation
    • Apology
    • Reflection Activity
    • Student-Teacher conference
    • Phone call to parent or guardian by teacher
    • Peer mediation with teacher or counselor
    • Loss of recess
    • Detention
    • Office referral
    • Reteach expectation
    • Student conference with principal or asst. principal
    • Conference with student, parent, and administrator
    • Peer mediation
    • Random Acts of Kindness
    • Apology
    • Reflection activity
    • Student contract
    • Loss of recess/class privilege
    • School beautification
    • Referral to IAT for repeated major behavior events
    • In-house suspension
    • Conference with student, parent, teacher, and administrator
    • Suspension (in-house or out of school)
    • Violence Intervention Program
    • Possible hearing with student, parent, teacher, administrators
    • Possible hearing with district officials
    • Referral of matter to school police or other authority of jurisdiction


    Minor and Major Behavior Documentation

    Minor Behaviors

    • Teachers will email admin with the details of the incident and admin will put into IC.
    • A report or print out of minor behavior can be generated from the ABC Reports in IC to be sent home to parents; teachers will notify parents of the behavior incident
    • Dean to run behavior reports monthly for leadership team


    Major Behaviors

    • Administrators will issue citation and document major behavior occurrences in IC
    • Principal or Dean will notify parents of behavior and consequence