Hybrid - School Behavior Expectations

bearSCHOOL BEHAVIORAL EXPECTATIONS – Hybrid Model 20.21 School Year

 

The team at David W. Long Elementary is dedicated to working with families to foster a school climate that promotes collaboration in the development of a positive climate for our students.  By structuring such a climate, our students will develop the necessary academic and social skills to contribute to our classrooms and society.  The staff at David W. Long is committed to providing each child a superior education by engaging instruction and challenging learning experiences in a safe environment which encourages students to think logically, to learn cooperatively and independently, to respect and value diversity, and to develop a lifelong desire for learning that continues beyond the classroom walls. In order to ensure that all students are able to develop the skills necessary to be successful, DWL Elementary has developed school-wide expectations as a guide of how we expect our Rangers to behave while they are participating in virtual instruction. To ensure the development of a positive, safe learning environment for all students, those who do not meet the behavioral expectations outlined in our plan may be subject to disciplinary action.   

 

Students are required to meet four main expectations at all times. All other expectations are developed based on the four school-wide expectations listed below:

1. Be Respectful

2. Be Responsible

3. Be Cooperative

4. Be Safe

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Safety Expectations:

  1. For their own safety, students may only be on campus when adult supervision is provided. For this reason, students may not be on campus before 8:15am for the AM SESSION and 12:15pm for the PM SESSION. There should be no running or playing in front of the school while they are waiting. Please maintain social distancing procedures (6 feet apart & face covering)
  2. Before leaving for school, students should conduct a self health check considering any symptoms of COVID-19 . Students will enter campus through the designated grade level areas specified within the principal’s “Arrival and Dismissal Procedures.”Students must remain in assigned areas where proper supervision is provided.Once the campus is open, students will be allowed to proceed onto campus and should go directly to class.
  3. Behavior that may cause harm or injury to other students will not be tolerated and will be dealt with in a serious manner, which may include suspension from school. Such behavior includes profanity, inappropriate gestures, inappropriate clothing, and language that is considered harmful or derogatory towards race, class, gender, culture or any protected group.
  4. During structured outdoor activities, such as activity breaks or P.E., please follow adult directions and maintain social distancing procedures (6 feet apart & face covering).
  5. Running or playing in the hallways, restrooms, or hard courts is unsafe and not allowed.
  6. During recess/break/playground activity, students will please follow adult directions as specified; if applicable
  1. Wait for a teacher/proctor to blow the whistle.
  2. Freeze- get off equipment, hold playground balls, and kneel quietly. .
  3. Walk to their assigned line returning all equipment to the ball carts on the way.
  4. Sit quietly in their line, maintaining safety protocols (6 feet apart, face covering), and wait for their teacher to arrive.
  1. During dismissal, students who are being picked up at designated grade level areas detailed in the principal’s “Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

 

Respectful and Responsible Behavior

  1. People, including other students, are to be treated with respect. Rudeness or defiance of authority of any adult on staff will not be tolerated Use appropriate volume and academic language.
  2. Students are expected to take pride in their school by being responsible for cleaning up after themselves and putting all trash in the proper containers while in their classrooms, cafeteria, playground, and the restrooms.
  3. Gum chewing is not allowed. Glass containers, soda, and candy are not allowed on the playground. Students are not allowed to share food with their peers due to the high risk of allergies and to maintain safety practices currently in place.
  4. Profanity and obscene gestures are never allowed and may result in serious consequences
  5. Articles of value such as cell phones, video games, playing cards, fidget spinners, and other toys should not be brought to school as they are a distraction to the learning environment. The school will not be responsible for items that go missing. If a student finds an item of value, it should be turned into the Lost and Found cart in the MPR.
  6. Restrooms are to be used for their intended purpose only; playing in the restrooms is not permitted.
  7. Name calling, teasing, or being rude to fellow students will not be tolerated.
  8. Students may not bring playground equipment from home. The school supplies playground equipment to be used during recess and PE.
  9. Students are to respect school property and the property of others. Misuse or vandalism may result in the natural consequence of repairing or replacing the damage.
  10. Students are expected to support the proper environment for learning by following classroom expectations and procedures as set forth by the teacher.

 

Lunch Grab & Go Expectations: Serving Times: Hybrid AM: 11:15AM  Hybrid PM: 3:15PM; Virtual: Pick-up at any Intermediate School.

During lunch service,

  1. Be respectful and cooperative while waiting in the lunch line.
  2. Have your student’s ID/barcode ready to scan; if needed.
  3. Eat any food items at home or once you are off campus.

    Cafeteria Expectations: Health and Safety Guidelines MUST be followed: Wearing a Face Covering & Social Distancing (6 ft. apart)

    During lunch or while the students are in the MPR, students will:

  4. Be respectful and cooperative while waiting in the lunch line. Behaving inappropriately may result in being moved to the back of the line.
  5. Use good manners and use inside voices.
  6. Walk in the MPR.
  7. Food must be eaten at home/off campus
  8. Follow dismissal procedures as directed by the proctors.

 

Positive Behavior Recognition  At DW Long, we establish positive supports to promote a learning environment that allows all students to learn in an atmosphere that values education. Students who demonstrate respectful, responsible, cooperative, and safe citizenship by meeting our classroom and school-wide expectations will be recognized in a variety of ways:

  • Citizenship grades on report cards
  • Visual & Performing Arts
  • Academic Achievement
  • Leadership and Reading Awards
  • Other forms of recognition both in the classroom

 

Disciplinary Consequences-Suspensions/Expulsions

The main objective of our Student Behavior Expectations policy is to teach students to manage their own behavior and learn to interact in a way that promotes a positive school climate. When a problem arises we begin a process of reviewing expectations, administering a consequence, and alerting parents if the problem continues. We are committed to an intervention-based approach, attempting other means of correction prior to suspension from school.

 

If a student engages in negative behaviors that violate our four main expectations, the process involves options of responses depending on the severity of the misbehavior, its impact on others, and the number of times the misbehavior has occurred. These consequences may include: removal from the game/activity, and if warranted, suspension. In severe cases, the student may be recommended for expulsion.  Students may be issued an office referral or fill out a “Think Sheet” and parents will be notified if deemed necessary by the teacher and/or the administrator. Acts considered major defiance will not be tolerated and may result in immediate suspension of the student from school. Listed on the following are suspendable offenses per the California Education Code.

 

The following are serious offenses according to state law and Education Code Sections 48900:

(a)           (1)Caused/Attempted/threatened physical injury or

(2)Willfully used force/violence, except in self defense

(b)           Possessed/sold/furnished weapon/dangerous object

(c)            Possessed/used/sold/furnished under influence of controlled substance/alcohol/intoxicant

(d)           Offered/arranged/negotiated sales of controlled substance/alcohol/intoxicant and provided look-alike substance

  1. Committed/attempted robbery or extortion
  2. Caused/attempted damage to school/private property
  3. Stole/attempted to steal school or private property
  4. Possessed/used tobacco/tobacco products/nicotine products
  5. Committed obscene act or engaged in habitual profanity/vulgarity
  6. Possessed/offered/negotiated sale of drug paraphernalia
  7. Disrupted school activities or defied school personnel
  8. Knowingly received stolen school/private property
  9. Possessed imitation firearm
  10. Committed/attempted sexual assault or committed sexual battery
  11. Harassed/threatened/intimidated a student witness involved in a school disciplinary proceeding

    (.2)          Committed sexual harassment (Grades 4-12)

    (.3)          Caused/attempted/threatened/participated in act of hate violence (Grades 4-12)

    (.4)          Intentionally harassed/threatened/intimidated students or staff (Grades 4-12)

    (.7)          Make terrorist threats against school staff/property (All grades)

  12. Offered/arranged/negotiated sale of prescription drug Soma
  13. Engaged in or attempted to engage in hazing as defined in Education Code Section 32050
  14. Engaged in an act of bullying as defined in Education Code 48900.2-48900.4
  15. Aided/abetted infliction/attempted infliction of physical injury (generally, suspension but not expulsion is permitted)

The following are serious offenses according to state law and Education Code Sections 48915A:

  1. Caused serious physical injury, except in self defense
  2. Possessed knife/dangerous objects
  3. Possessed controlled substance, except first offense possession of one ounce or less of marijuana
  4. Committed robbery/extortion
  5. Committed assault/battery upon school employee

The following are serious offenses according to state law and Education Code Sections 48915C:

  1. Possessed/sold/furnished firearm
  2. Brandished knife at another person
  3. Sold controlled substance
  4. Committed/attempted sexual assault or committed sexual battery
  5. Possessed explosive

 

We believe that your support is a key component in ensuring that David W. Long Elementary is a safe place where students “Learn Today to Lead Tomorrow.” Supporting the school during a discipline matter is one of the most important elements in teaching your child to manage his/her own behavior. We greatly appreciate your support at home and want to work with you to assure your student’s success.

 

 I UNDERSTAND THAT THE VIOLATION OF ANY OF THE ABOVE LAWS MAY RESULT IN A SUSPENSION OR POSSIBLE EXPULSION FROM THIS SCHOOL AND/OR DISTRICT.  I understand the expectations in this policy are made so that D.W. Long Elementary School will be a place where students can learn in a positive and safe environment.  I agree to follow these rules.  We believe that a safe and secure learning environment is essential if students are to attain their personal and academic goals.  Let us work together to make D. W. Long a safe and secure place for children to work and learn especially in our virtual learning environment.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school office at (909) 463-1626.

 

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I UNDERSTAND THAT THE VIOLATION OF ANY OF THE ABOVE LAWS MAY RESULT IN A SUSPENSION OR POSSIBLE EXPULSION FROM THIS SCHOOL AND/OR DISTRICT.  I understand the expectations in this policy are made so that D.W. Long Elementary School will be a place where students can learn in a positive and safe environment.  I agree to follow these rules.  We believe that a safe and secure learning environment is essential if students are to attain their personal and academic goals.  Let us work together to make D. W. Long a safe and secure place for children to work and learn.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school office at (909) 463-1626.

 

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