Kingsley’s discipline program is designed to provide a safe and peaceful learning environment for all students. Students are taught the rules of our school and rewards for good citizenship at awards assemblies.
Classroom teachers develop individual classroom discipline plans that are age appropriate and effective in assisting students to develop individual responsibility. Rewards for good behavior and consequences for inappropriate behavior are included as part of each plan. We firmly believe that education is a partnership; therefore, teachers take a proactive
approach in contacting and communicating with parents regarding discipline issues.
The interventions used to help the student learn responsibility. That we utilize are teacher/student conferences, time-outs, phone calls, requiring the parent to stay at school with the child, after-school detentions, parent/teacher/principal conferences, in-house suspension, or suspension to home.
Please be advised that a student may be detained after school for 15 minutes without parental notification and up to one hour when parents have been notified.
Our assertive discipline policy includes the following steps:
The following violations are punishable by suspension or the parent having to spend the entire day with the student at school, including recess and lunch periods:
§ destruction of property
§ willful disrespect to staff
§ bringing knives
§ or drugs to school
§ throwing rocks or dangerous objects.
§ Bullying- Bullying is a form of harassment. The Board of Education recognizes that bullying is disruptive, damaging and sometimes violent. Bullying is defined as physical or psychological intimidation which may occur repeatedly over time to create an ongoing pattern of abuse and harassment.
Police reports will be made when necessary. The repeated violation of any other general classroom or playground rule may also result in suspension. Police reports will be made when necessary.