Discipline Policy

  • Please take the time to read the following valuable information concerning your student’s success this year. Please carefully cover the following with your student:

     

    Student Code of Conduct

    The student code of conduct policies (including dress code, academic grading & reporting, cell phones, standardized testing, tardies, make-up work, attendance, and violent/inappropriate behavior) accepted by Heath Middle School and District 6 will be followed and respected. Please refer to your student’s planner for more information regarding each of these policies.

     

     

    Classroom Expectations & Discipline Procedures

    Heath teachers will be using the "Boy's Town" model for positive behaviors and a “4-STEP Behavior Plan” for managing classroom behaviors. 

     
    After teaching the desired behaviors and expectations,

    1st Negative Behavior: the teacher will conference with the student explaining the desired behaviors and rationale.

    2nd Negative Behavior: the teacher will again conference with the student explaining the desired behaviors and rationale and make parental/guardian contact.

    3rd Negative Behavior: the teacher will again conference with the student explaining the desired behaviors and rationale and make parental/guardian contact. There will also be a teacher consequence for the student (ie: lunch detention, after school detention, before school detention).

     
    Teachers could use a Refocus Classroom: students who refuse to participate in refocus in their own classroom or continue their negative behavior will be sent to a fellow teacher’s classroom where they are expected to complete their refocus worksheet before returning to their classroom.

                 

    Tardies

    When a new class begins, Heath teachers expect students to be inside of their assigned classroom, prepared, and engaged in the day’s lesson.  As that time, all Heath teachers will close and lock their classroom doors.

     

    At this time, staff will sweep the hallways and escort any students not in their assigned classroom to the Dean of Students’ office, where the student will receive their appropriate consequences.
     

    The consequences are as follows:

                1st – 2nd Offense -                     Parent Called

               3rd – 5th Offense -                      Lunch Detention

                6th – 7th Offense -                     1 Day In-School Suspension (ISS), Parent Called

               8th – 9th Offense -                      2 Day In-School Suspension (ISS), Parent Called

               10th Offense -                              2 Day In-School Suspension (ISS), Attendance Contract, Parent Called

                                                                           

    Passes

    Students may feel free to request to use a pass during their class except the first 10 minutes and last 10 minutes of class.

    Only 1 student will be allowed to leave the room at a time.

     

     

    Students are allowed 24 passes per trimester. Adjustments will be made per teacher discretion.

    Student’s Heath planners will serve as their passes.

    If a student’s hall passes are defaced or ripped out of their planner, they will not be considered valid.

    If a student loses or defaces their planner, they may purchase a new one in the Heath office for $10.

    ­Medical issues will be accommodated with appropriate paperwork filed in the nurse’s office.

    Students must sign out before leaving class.

     

     

    Required Materials

                For their classes, students will need to have the following items everyday in order to be considered prepared:

    Heath Planner

    2 White, 2-Inch Binders

    Loose-Leaf Paper

    8-Pack Dividers for Binder

    1 Zippered Pencil Bag

    Pencil

    Pen (Blue or Black Ink)

    Red Pen

    Pink, Yellow, & Green Highlighter


    Grade Scale:

    A

    B

    C

    D

    F

    100 – 90%

    89 – 80%

    79 – 70%

    69 – 60%

    59% & Below

    Late Work:

    6th Grade:

    Late work will be accepted for full points during a given trimester (at teacher discretion towards the end of the grading period). Work from a previous trimester will not be accepted as the grading period has ended.

    7th Grade:

    Late work will be accepted for 50% of their earned credit up until the second to the last week of the trimester. Work from a previous trimester will not be accepted as the grading period has ended.

    8th Grade:

    Late work will be accepted within two weeks of the assigned date for 50% of their earned credit up until the second to the last week of the trimester. Work from a previous trimester will not be accepted as the grading period has ended.