El- Massria Integrated Schools
 
 
 

Student Discipline Policy

Guiding Principle:
EIS American International School strives to develop and maintain a safe, respectful and caring learning and work environment.   This is achieved by addressing specific outcomes, promoting respect, civility, responsible citizenship and safety. We promote mutual acceptance and recognize appropriate behaviors.   Preventative strategies are employed to assist students in making sound personal decisions and deter inappropriate conduct. This is supported through the use of effective staff development programs, student recognition and the implementation of a progressive discipline approach.   Progressive discipline is a whole school approach that utilizes a continuum of interventions and consequences to address inappropriate student behavior and to build upon strategies that promote positive behaviors. Examples of progressive discipline consequences may include: break detentions, removal from class, missing P.E., removal from competitions and school trips, in school suspension and out of school suspension. The nature of the student conduct determines the placement on the continuum the supervisor or principal will apply consequences.
 
Intended outcomes:
  • to foster a positive school experience for all students and teachers
  • to promote the safety of all people in our school
  • to ensure that all members of our school community are treated with respect and dignity
  • to create a supportive learning environment for all students with a focus on academic achievement and building healthy relationships
  • to promote, support and recognize positive student behavior
  • to address inappropriate behavior with corrective consequences applied within a framework of progressive discipline that are supportive and in nature

Examples of Behavior Expectations:
The following should not be viewed as an inclusive list of behavior expectations. These are examples of how progressive discipline will be applied. It should be noted any behavior that does not represent the spirit and principle of the school can be addressed through a progressive discipline approach.

Behavior Elementary School Consequences Middle/High School Consequences
Tardiness
To ensure uninterrupted learning, all students are expected to be in school and ready for learning at the start of the school day by 7:40 am.
Note that after 8:10 am students will be considered absent.
3 tardiness reports = parent notification in planner
4 tardiness reports = 1 break detention and parent notification
5 tardiness reports = meeting with parents
6 tardiness reports = 1 day absent
3 tardiness reports = parent notification
4 tardiness reports = 1 break detention and parent notification
5 tardiness reports = meeting with parents
6 tardiness reports = 1 day absent

Repeatedly breaking school rules and regulations
To ensure a positive and orderly environment classroom rules are to be respected.
Examples of class rules include:
• No chewing of gum or eating of seeds during class time.
• For the safety of all, the throwing of objects during class is prohibited.       
• All students are expected not to interfere with the learning of others.

1st offense: verbal warning issued to student
2nd offense: a break detention and parent notification
3rd offense: parent notification
Further infractions will result in the use of progressive discipline.   Consequences may include removal of school privileges, such as sports competitions, school field trips, suspension
1st offense: verbal warning issued to student
2nd offense: a break detention and parent notification
3rd offense: parent notification
Further infractions will result in the use of progressive discipline.   Consequences may include removal of school privileges, such as sports competitions, school field trips, suspension
Running in classroom or hallways
For personal safety and the safety of others, all students are expected to walk when moving throughout the school.
For personal safety students are not to be in hallways or a locker area during non-designated times.
1st offense: verbal warning
2nd offense: break detention
3rd offense: discretion of supervisor or principal
1st offense: verbal warning
2nd offense: break detention
3rd offense: discretion of supervisor or principal
Personal Items From Home
For safety and the protection of personal property, students are not to bring personal items to school. Examples of these items include toys, laptops, roller blades, etc. 
Note: teachers may make exceptions if the item supports instruction and student learning.   Permission is granted ahead of time.
Consequences at the discretion of the supervisor Consequences at the discretion of the supervisor
Cellphones/Electronic Devices
To ensure a safe, uninterrupted learning environment, students are to hand in phones and electronic devices at the beginning of the day to the supervisor.
1st offense: confiscate item and return at the end of the day with a verbal warning
2nd offense: confiscate item and have parent come into the school to pick up device after one week
3rd offense: confiscate item and return at the end of the semester
Further incidents will result in the implementation of progressive discipline.
1st offense: confiscate item and return at the end of the day with a verbal warning
2nd offense: confiscate item and have parent come into the school to pick up device after one week
3rd offense: confiscate item and return at the end of the semester
Further incidents will result in the implementation of progressive discipline.
Failure to Return Notifications
To ensure ongoing communication with parents / guardians, students are expected to deliver and when required return all written notes sent home by the school. These include, but are not exclusive to, parent letters, student’s achievement report cards and special event notices.
Depending on the circumstance, failure to follow this expectation will be subject to progressive discipline. Depending on the circumstance, follow this expectation will be subject to progressive discipline.
Unauthorized Selling
For the safety of all, students are not to sell unauthorized items at school.
1st offense: confiscate inventory and meet with parents
2nd offense: progressive discipline is implemented by the supervisor
1st offense: confiscate inventory and meet with parents
2nd offense: progressive discipline is implemented by the supervisor
Misbehavior Towards Teachers
At all times, students and teachers will conduct themselves in a manner that treats others with respect and dignity.
Teacher to document incident. Supervisor to interview student and witnesses if required.   Progressive discipline to be implemented. Teacher to document incident. Supervisor to interview student and witnesses if required.   Progressive discipline to be implemented.
Obscene Language/Materials
To ensure a respectful learning and working environment all interactions will be conducted in a manner that is respectful and void of inappropriate gestures and language.
1st offense: parent notification
2nd offense: parent meeting with principal
3rd offense: 1 day in school suspension and parent notification
Progressive discipline to be implemented for further incidents
1st offense: parent notification
2nd offense: parent meeting with principal
3rd offense: 1 day in school suspension and parent notification
Progressive discipline to be implemented for further incidents.
Skipping Class
To ensure uninterrupted learning and to meet all program expectations students will not skip class
N/A 1st offense: student to make up class time missed
2nd offense: detention and parent notification
3rd offense: in school suspension
Bullying/Threatening
All people within the school will be treated with respect and dignity and will be provided a safe, nurturing learning environment. Bullying and threatening will not be tolerated
Parent notification and discretion of supervisor and principal regarding appropriate consequence in accordance with progressive discipline Parent notification and discretion of supervisor and principal regarding appropriate consequence in accordance with progressive discipline
Throwing Objects
Safety is a priority concern for the school community.   Throwing of any items that pose a threat of injury will not be tolerated.
Implement progressive discipline which may include the loss of school privileges, sports, trips, detentions, suspension Implement progressive discipline which may include the loss of school privileges, sports, trips, detentions, suspension
Academic Dishonesty
High achievement will be nurtured and celebrated in the school.   This achievement will be completed using a high degree of integrity.   Any form of academic dishonesty will not be tolerated.
1st offense: verbal warning
2nd offense: conference with principal and parent
1st offense: parent notification and student to re do the assignment
2nd offense: 0% given to the assignment
Fighting
Personal safety is a high priority of the school. Physical and verbal fighting will not be tolerated.
Progressive discipline implemented and consequence to be determined by supervisor and principal. Incident to be investigated, documented and parents notified. Progressive discipline implemented and consequence to be determined by supervisor and principal. Incident to be investigated, documented and parents notified.
Vandalism/Defacing Property
To ensure a safe, inviting and useful physical learning environment.   Vandalism and the defacing of property will not be tolerated
Financial restitution to be made for property damaged. Financial restitution to be made for property damaged
Possession, use or distribution of a controlled substance (tobacco)
In adherence of law, the distribution or use of tobacco and other controlled substances is not allowed.
N/A 1st offense: parent meeting and 1 day in school suspension
2nd offense: out of school suspension
Possession of a weapon
(includes but is not limited to a knife, pocket knife, or chain)
Safety is a number one priority for the school community. The school has adopted zero tolerance for anyone who brings a potential weapon to school. This includes items such as knifes and chains.
Progressive discipline to be implemented at discretion of supervisor and principal. Actions to include:
• Confiscate weapon
• Out of school suspension and parent meeting
Student to be removed from school until a decision is made by school authorities.
Progressive discipline to be implemented at discretion of supervisor and principal. Actions to include:
• Confiscate weapon
• Out of school suspension and parent meeting
Student to be removed from school until a decision is made by school authorities.
Incomplete Homework
Student achievement is the ultimate purpose for our school.   Homework is a vital piece in the learning process. Avoidance of completing these assignments has a direct impact on student success.
1st offense: verbal warning
2nd offense: break detention and deduction of marks as per the homework policy
1st offense: verbal warning
2nd offense: break detention and deduction of marks as per the homework policy
Theft
All students should demonstrate respect for the possessions of others.
Progressive discipline to be implemented at discretion of supervisor and principal. Actions to include:
• Out of school suspension and parent meeting
• Student to be removed from school until a decision is made by school authorities.
Progressive discipline to be implemented at discretion of supervisor and principal. Actions to include:
• Out of school suspension and parent meeting
• Student to be removed from school until a decision is made by school authorities.
Uniform Violation
The school promotes a decorum that includes student dress to support a learning environment and school identity.
At the discretion of the supervisor. 1st offense: verbal warning and parent notification
2nd offense: Contact parent to bring uniform. Student held from class until uniform arrives.
3rd offense: in school suspension

Students who wish to clarify a situation with a staff member have an obligation to do so privately after class, after school or during break. Students may not disrupt class to settle differences of opinion, question consequences or a teacher’s authority.

 
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