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Robert F. Hunt Discipline Guidelines (K-5)


GOALS


The primary focus at Robert F. Hunt Elementary & Intermediate is on the academic success of every student. We seek to build within each child a love of learning, a sense of responsibility, self-discipline, a positive self- image, and respect for others. Students are expected to make positive behavior choices that promote their safety, the safety of others, and a productive learning environment.

PHILOSOPHY


School discipline is a collaborative effort by the parents, guardians, students, and staff. The focus of the Robert F. Hunt Elementary & Intermediate Discipline Guidelilne is to promote positive behavior choices by recognizing students who engage in consistent positive behavior. However, mistakes are a natural part of growth. We help students reflect on errors in judgment and behavior and support them in learning how to make better decisions. We teach and model positive behavior including listening, cooperation, and mutual respect. We encourage students to make independent decisions and act responsibly towards others and with property. When this occurs, we believe that a very positive and productive learning environment will result, enabling students to strive for excellence.


SCHOOL PLEDGE


In order to show respect, maintain safety, and focus on learning, we will adhere to the beliefs and attitudes outlined in our school pledge:


I will strive to be the best I can be.

I will be responsible.

I will keep a positive attitude.

I will be a willing helper.

I will treat others as I would like to be treated.



DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS


While most students consistently observe these standards and behave safely and appropriately, there are times when misbehavior warrants intervention and consequences. Teachers and other staff use a variety of classroom and behavior management strategies to address such behavior. When these strategies are not successful in changing that behavior and/or serious incidents occur, it is necessary for additional action to be taken. A copy of our Behavior Matrix outlining our steps can be located on our campus website at www.ndisd.org (select Robert F. Hunt Elementary from the drop down menu located in the top left corner). Please Note: Careful consideration is given to individual situations, so that the school’s response to the student is appropriate. Consequences may be increased in cases of repeat offenses. Suspensions will be considered when behavior is disruptive and detrimental to the operation of the school.

Classroom Behavior Matrix
Pre-K, Kindergarten, & 1st Grade
Color 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Green Clearly identify the misbehavior

Verbal Warning

Clarify Expectation
Clearly identify the misbehavior

Verbal Warning

Clarify Expectation

Parental Contact: Note home in folder
Clearly identify the misbehavior

Verbal Warning

Clarify Expectation

Parental Contact: Phone Call

Thinking Desk (1-5 minutes)
Clearly identify the misbehavior

Verbal Warning

Clarify Expectation

Parental Contact: Phone Call

Thinking Desk (Isolation)

Loss of Privileges (i.e., 5 minutes of recess)
Clearly identify the misbehavior

Verbal Warning

Clarify Expectation

Parental Contact: Phone Call

Loss of Privileges (i.e., 10 minutes of recess)
Yellow Clearly identify the misbehavior

Verbal Warning

Clarify Expectation

Parental Contact: Note home in folder

Thinking desk (1-5 minutes)
Clearly identify the misbehavior

Verbal Warning

Clarify Expectation

Parental Contact: Phone Call

Time out in another teacher's classroom
Clearly identify the misbehavior

Verbal Warning

Clarify Expectation

Parental Contact: Phone Call

Loss of Privileges (i.e., 10 minutes of recess)
Clearly identify the misbehavior

Verbal Warning

Clarify Expectation

Parental Contact: Phone Call

Preferential seating in Cafeteria
Submit office referral through Tyler SIS
Red Clearly identify the misbehavior

Verbal Warning

Clarify Expectation

Parental Contact: Phone Call

Loss of Privileges (i.e., 10 minutes of recess)
Clearly identify the misbehavior

Verbal Warning

Clarify Expectation

Parental Contact: Phone Call

Preferential seating in Cafeteria
Submit office referral through Tyler SIS
The Matrix starts over at the beginning of each week with students beginning each morning on blue. Students may redeem themselves and move back up the matrix. A student's color at the end of the day will be the only color recorded.