Student Code of Conduct
AT WEBSTER SCHOOL, WE ALL BELIEVE:
- Every child and adult expects to be treated with respect and fairness at all times.
- We expect children at Webster to feel safe, comfortable, relaxed and happy, as they work, play and learn.
- We expect all of the children at Webster to take care of our school, and to take an active part in making it better.
- Rules are important and necessary, and when they are broken, reasonable consequences will result.
- Good behavior, positive attitudes, enthusiastic participation and academic achievement will be encouraged and recognized.
WEBSTER'S GREAT EXPECTATIONS
- We will play safely and be careful not to hurt others or ourselves.
- We understand that fighting, name-calling and bad language are never allowed.
- We will protect and care for our buildings, grounds, supplies and equipment.
- We will be in the right place at the right time, at recess, lunch, P.E., and at all other times.
- We will wait our turn, and allow everyone to play in our games.
- We will walk quietly from place to place, so that no one else is disturbed.
- We will stop playing when the bell rings, and sit quietly in the line-up area.
- We will be a polite and respectful audience at all assemblies.
- We will remember that school is a place where every student has the right to work, play and learn in peace.
The following consequences will result when a student does not obey the rules of the school. These consequences are based on the concept of "progressive discipline." This means that if a student disobeys school rules repeatedly, the consequences will become increasingly serious. When a student is involved in a serious incident, such as fighting, stealing, cheating, destroying school or personal property, or leaving the school grounds, the student will be referred directly to the principal for appropriate consequences.
FIRST INCIDENT - The student will be given a warning.
SECOND INCIDENT - A "Discipline Report" (also called a "Pink Slip,") will be filled out and sent to the student's teacher, parent and the principal. It will be kept on file in the principal's office. The student will be kept off of the playground for the next scheduled recess.
THIRD INCIDENT - A Discipline Report will be filled out as explained above. Detention will be assigned for all recesses for two to three days, at the principal's discretion.
FOURTH INCIDENT - A Discipline Report will be filled out as explained above. The student's parents will be required to come to school for a meeting with the principal. Detention will be assigned for all recesses for five days.
FIFTH AND SUBSEQUENT INCIDENTS - A Discipline Report will be filled out as explained above. The student's parents will be required to come to school for a meeting with the principal. Field trip and assembly privileges may be lost. Suspension from school may also result, at the discretion of the principal.
All Webster teachers, other staff members, playground supervisors and parent volunteers will issue "blue slips" to students who are "caught being good." The slips help clarify the action that merited recognition in the terms of the "Six Pillars" of Character Counts. Student Council will arrange for periodic rewards for students who have been given Blue Slips. Teachers may also decide upon their own recognition programs in their classrooms. Teachers and other staff members are encouraged to send students to the office to share their successes with the principal. Parents will be contacted whenever this occurs.