The code of conduct at Jefferson is focused on helping every student become their highest and best self. All adults are expected to teach, model, and reinforce behavior and expectations relative to these two goals.
Preventing bad behavior
Good teaching is the first and best defense against bad behavior. The next step to preventing most behavioral problems is to directly teach (and model) good behavior. At that point, if correction is needed, follow this process:
Teacher Process to Correct Student Behavior
If the behavior causes disruption to the teaching and learning process, teachers address it with the student:
- Discuss behavior with student privately, making sure that the student understands the expectation for correct behavior.
- If behavior continues, set your own consequences, document in Educator Handbook when A) It is a special education student, B) you send a student to the office, or C) it is a chronic minor behavior you anticipate needing to send the student to the office for. You will also need to contact parents. Recommended consequences may include, but are not limited to :
- Think-time form
- Temporary change of seating arrangement
- Reduction in citizenship grade and/or loss of classroom privileges
- Verbal or written apology/correct the problem
- Team with another teacher to provide an alternative location for misbehaving students
3. Office Referral – eventually communicate with administration about concern
Administration Process to Correct Student Behavior
- With first referral, discuss concern with student, teacher, and parent to hopefully correct behavior. Keep student in ISS for class period.
- With additional office referrals, the administrator will determine course of action. Possible consequences include: LD, ISS, ASD, Parent Meeting, and Suspension.
NOTE: IF THE STUDENT BEHAVIOR CAUSES A SAFETY CONCERN, CONTACT THE OFFICE OR ADMINISTRATION IMMEDIATELY.