Our behavior policy is based on a positive behavior support model with our ultimate goal of developing self-discipline in all of our students. We value a safe school environment where teachers can teach and students can learn. We support our students in taking responsibility for their own behavior and making good decisions. All students are treated with respect and the expectation is that they will treat others with respect as well. Although there are consequences for disruptive or unsafe behaviors, there are also lessons to be learned. We have to support all of our students in learning how to behave in a safe, respectful, and responsible manner. Our focus is on teaching expected behaviors and learning something from an experience rather than on blame and punishment.
Our School Rules
1) Be Safe.
2) Be Respectful.
3) Be Responsible.
In Class: Teacher-developed consequences such as verbal praise, highlighting student achievement, telephone calls to parents, notes home, and tangible rewards are all acceptable. School-Wide: Character slips, lunch with the principal, student of the month awards, recognition, parent contact by principal are some methods we use to encourage good behavior.
Consequences for Negative Behaviors
When students choose to not follow rules, this becomes a powerful opportunity for students to learn from their mistakes. Through meaningful consequences, discussion with parents and teacher, students take responsibility for their actions. Reflection on their behavior and how it effects others will help the student to make better decisions in the future. Some behaviors may require other forms of intervention to ensure the safety and quality of education for all students.
Students who are suspended during the school day are expected to be picked up by a parent(s)/guardian(s). In the event a student’s legal guardian or those appointed on the emergency contact form are unreachable, the student will spend the remainder of the day in an alternative educational placement and serve their suspension beginning the next school day.
Expulsion is the exclusion of a student from school permanently. The school administration will make any recommendations to expel a student to the School Board. A student will be placed on long-term suspension, pending a determination from the Board regarding expulsion. There is no administrative appeal for the governing board’s decision to impose disciplinary action. The school reserves the right to determine which behaviors that disrupt the learning process are severe enough to result in expulsion from Imagine Coachella.