Discipline (Demerits & Referrals)

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Discipline (Demerits & Referrals)

  1. 1. Campus & Classroom Discipline Guidelines for Success, Fluency and Efficiency
  2. 2. Issuing Demerits – Classroom Protocol• Be sure that you follow the protocol of disciplinary advancement PRIOR to issuing a demerit. – First: Verbal warning – Second: Instruct student(s) to place the Demerit card on his/her desk – Third: Issue Demerit• Log the infraction.• DO NOT use WHOLE CLASS WARNINGS as a practice. The practice is generally unfair and does not individually target student associated behavior(s).
  3. 3. Importance of Following Demerit Issuance Protocol in Classroom• Consistency of expectations with all students and fairness• Consistency of expectations with all AWMS families and fairness• Limited to NO fluctuation in expectations between teachers, which offers predictable structure for students• Consistency of disciplinary protocol as YOU ARE REPRESENTED BY ADMINISTRATION
  4. 4. Referrals• When is a referral necessary?• The student(s) infraction is highly egregious toward the teacher or another student.• You MAY or MAY NOT have gone through the demerit issuance cycle.• The infraction is such that the student MUST be removed from the class, as the presence of the student poses an obstruction to the further delivery of instruction.
  5. 5. Referrals: Log Entries & Email• ALL discipline AT or ABOVE the issuance of a demerit MUST be logged.• Components of a Log Entry – What happened (May use Level indicator as a bridge to next section). – How what happened violates our disciplinary policy. – What you did about it.
  6. 6. Referrals: Log Entries & Email• Your Referral is led or followed by an informative email to administration in this manner:• Subject Line: REFERRAL (Student’s Initials) or REF (Student’s Initials)• Email Body: Students full name, explanation of offence and any intervention(s) attempted. – For efficiency, you can copy and paste some of this information into the log entry.• This information is important, as it is used as foundational justification for any administrative discipline. – It will most likely be copied into the administrative log entry as a precursor to subsequent disciplinary information.• Referral emails SHOULD be sent to Administration on the same day of the infraction, and MUST arrive to Administration within 24 hours of the infraction.

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