Progressive Discipline Plan

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    Sun Valley ES Behavior Matrix Valley ES Behavior Matrix.pdf

    Lions are  Respectful, Responsible, and Safe!

    PBS Model at Sun Valley ES

    The Sun Valley 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 Sun Valley Elementary School, student discipline is dealt with through positive incentives and empowering students to solve problems through teacher facilitation. Students are taught the expectation that SVES is the King of Education, which means we need to  Be Responsible, Respectful, Safe, and Kind so that we can be a role model for all schools in our Jungle (district!)

    In addition to positive behavior support, Sun Valley Elementary School 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

    Paw Points

    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

    Guidance Lessons

    Bullies to Buddies philosophy

    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

    I.  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.  Teachers may use school wide detention or time out as a behavior modification tool by writing a citation or using the time out pass without sending the child to the office.  Students in detention will be asked to write a behavior modification plan (i.e., better decisions based on safe, responsible, respectful and kind behavior).  Parent notification needs to take place if a student is given a citation/detention.

    II.  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.  The teacher will assign a consequence for minor behaviors which may include, but not limited to, a reflection activity, apology, loss of recess, and detention.   Teacher will notify parents within 24 hours.

    III.  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, detention, loss of privilege, behavior contract, school beautification, 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. (SB-386)

    If a student is removed from the classroom (i.e., suspension), per SB-386, 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.  

    • A student is subject to temporary removal if in the judgment of the staff member the pupil’s conduct “seriously interferes” with his or her ability to discharge his or her duties. This applies to “other premises” now as well. 
    • When removed, the student must be under the supervision of appropriate personnel and should be separated, to the extent practical, from students not also subject to temporary removal.
    • A conference regarding the temporary removal must be held with student and parents within 3 days. Conferences should include staff member responsible for removal and the principal.
      • If the school does not reasonably attempt to hold a conference, student must be returned.
      • During the conference, Principal/staff must explain the behavior to the parent. The principal must also make a decision at the conclusion of the conference to return child to the classroom or other premise, or to extend the temporary alternative 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. 









    Minor and Major Behavior Documentation

    Minor Behaviors

    Administrators will enter minor behaviors in IC using the Behavior Minor tab

    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.

    Administration will notify parents of behavior and consequence.