Grades 5 through 8
The word discipline has its
root in the word “disciple,” one whose behavior reflects the leader.
As we are all disciples of Our Lord, Jesus, we strive to be
His reflection to all we meet.
Also, realizing that we are prone to weakness, we need
guidelines so as to grow in that reflection.
We encourage: Respect for others
Respect for property
Respect for self
The “check” system has proven to be a defined way for students to take responsibility for their words and actions. THIS RECORD IS KEPT IN THE CALENDAR SECTION OF THEIR AGENDA.
Detention is held the first day of the school week from dismissal until 3:15 PM for students who have received the specified number of checks during the Friday through Thursday time frame. For students in Grades 5/6, four checks in this time frame merits a detention; for students in Grades 7/8, it is three checks. The homeroom teacher reviews each student’s calendar page on Thursday and indicates the detention. EVERY SET OF 3 OR 4 CHECKS IN THE FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY TIME PERIOD MERITS A SEPARATE DETENTION. Your child is to show you the calendar for your REVIEW AND SIGNATURE. Unsigned books mean a “double check” after review by the teacher on Friday. Lost, forgotten, or “forged signatures” will earn an AUTOMATIC DETENTION. Students failing to stay for detention earn an additional detention to be served.
One check will be given for
behavior that shows:
LACK OF RESPECT FOR PROPERTY – desks, lockers, books, dining room, playground, lavatories, parish grounds or school property.
LACK OF RESPECT OF OTHERS – unacceptable language, name-calling, fighting, church misconduct, exhibiting poor attitude, disregard for school rules, rowdy behavior during class changes, etc.
LACK OF RESPECT FOR SELF – not being responsible, unexcused tardiness for classes and or homeroom; violation of dress code, not having school supplies, not returning required items such as signed tests or homeroom forms, chewing gum, missing, late or incomplete homework, etc.
More serious infractions as well as cases of students, who have served 4 detentions per quarter, will be handled individually between parents, the homeroom teacher, and the principal. Loss of privileges will be considered at this time. For continuing inappropriate behavior, other action may be taken, e.g. suspension, parent assistance in class, in-house movement, etc.
Each Friday is a NEW BEGINNING for getting checks. There is no carry over of previously given checks into the new time frame.
Students who have completed the quarter without getting 3 detentions, will participate in a “reward outing.” It is the goal that EVERY student will participate in EVERY OUTING.