Eisenhower Middle School
Proactive Measures: Prevention to Discipline
Positive contact with home (Teacher will make contact with parents via phone calls, e-mails, postcards, or letters within the first three weeks of school. A log of parent contacts will be kept by each teacher.)
Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies (EMS is initiating PBIS this fall to encourage positive behavior).
Expectations and Procedures (Teachers will post expectations and procedures in their classroom. They will explain this to students the first two weeks of school)
Routines and Bell Ringer (Teachers will teach classroom routines--how do you enter the room, how do you pass in papers, how do you ask for help, procedures for restroom needs, how are you dismissed--the first two weeks of school. They will use a bell ringer as part of their routine to ensure students are engaged from bell to bell.)
Mentoring Program (EMS has identified students who had more than three discipline referrals last year and those who are at risk of academic failure. An employee will “adopt” one of these students and check in with them daily. This list will be updated after the first six weeks of school, and students will be added as needed.)
Discipline Procedures for Teachers
- 1st infraction – Verbal warning and document with dates and details on referral form
- 2nd infraction – Contact parent and document with dates and details on referral form (may be an ongoing form)
- 3rd infraction – Contact parent and document with dates and details on referral form. Referring teacher will assign Late to Lunch (10 minute lunch detention with teacher).
- 4th infraction – Document with dates and details on referral form and send to counselor. Counselor will conference with student, contact parent, and document in PowerSchool.
- 5th infraction – Document with dates and details on referral form and send to grade level principal.
If a student goes ten school days with no referrals, he/she gets a fresh start and goes back to step one.
Teachers may always use student-teacher conference, team conference with student, parent conference, seat change, or re-direct to another teacher.
Unexcused Tardy Policy – records will be kept in each individual class
- 1st and 2nd tardy - Sign tardy book; document in Power School Attendance
- 3rd tardy – Sign tardy book; document in Power School Attendance; teacher calls parent.
- 4th tardy – Sign tardy book; document in Power School Attendance; refer to grade level counselor (counselor will document discipline event in Power School)
- 5th tardy – Sign tardy book; document in Power School Attendance; referral to grade level principal (principal will document discipline event in Power School)
Discipline Options for Principal
Student will check back in to the main office with the grade level principal following a suspension or BRIDGE assignment. Student will debrief with grade level principal, counselor (team leader and/or teacher if deemed necessary), and parent (when possible). Appropriate corrective action will be discussed to avoid future behavior issues. A re-entry form will be signed by all involved.
If parent cannot attend, a copy of the re-entry form with signatures will be mailed.
Grade level counselor will conference with student within five days to monitor progress or discuss problems.
A counselor and principal will be assigned to visit BRIDGE each week that EMS has students attending BRIDGE.
- Possession of drugs or alcohol
- Strong suspicion a student is under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Possession of a weapon
- Disorderly conduct (profanity directed towards a teacher, action that prevents a safe, orderly environment)