At Western Hills we value the safety and well being of all of our students. We take matters of bullying and discrimination seriously and work to quickly resolve these problems when they arise.
All teachers have a discipline program of their choosing for their own class. If the student does not comply with the teacher’s rules, then the student will probably fall into the school-wide discipline plan.
White slips will be used as part of the school-wide discipline plan. These white slips are issued by teachers and the administration to encourage better behavior for the student and to provide communication with the parent. A white slip may be issued for the following reasons (although there may be other reasons not included here):
- The student reaches a maximum step in the classroom discipline plan. This means that the teacher has already implemented several interventions which have not worked to promote better behavior.
- Threat to personal safety which includes:
- Fighting (if severe, student may automatically advance to a higher consequence, or even a safe school violation)
- Bullying, including bullying using electronic devices and name calling
- Throwing objects, including snowballs
- Contact sports including “play fighting”
- Being in an area which is not allowed
- Stealing or vandalism
- Blatant disrespect or disobedience of an adult
- Sexual harassment (if severe, student may automatically advance to a higher consequence, or safe school violation) This includes inappropriate touching, talking, gestures, or exposure.
- Profanity or other language offenses such as repeated name-calling
Click here to review our complete school discipline policy: WH Discipline Policy 17-18
Granite School District prohibits discrimination, harassment (including sexual harassment), or retaliation on the basis of race, color, sex, pregnancy, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected classification in all educational programs, activities, admissions, access, treatment, or employment practices and provides equal access to scouting groups and other designated youth groups.
Related inquiries and complaints may be directed to Dr. Mardel Higginson (385)646-5091 or to Charlene Lui, Director of Educational Equity, (382) 646-7413. You may also contact the Office for Civil Rights, Denver, CO, (303) 844-5695.
Click here to review the complete district Safe Student Policy: Granite District Safe Student Policy