Children who observe the few simple rules of school courtesy and respect and try to do their best in their studies will never become discipline problems. However, when infractions do occur, the following disciplinary steps will be followed:
- Teacher will discuss the problem with the child. The date and problem will be documented in student’s file.
- If the problem persists, the teacher refers the child to an administrator. The date and problem will be documented in student’s file.
- Parents Informed – Teacher would call parents to discuss problem.
- Parents’ Conference – Principal and teacher will discuss problem with parents.
- Referral – If no results are obtained by the teacher discussion, an after school detention, with 24 hours notice, will follow. The date and problem will be documented. Detentions will be recorded on the child’s Progress Report. Detentions are served on Sunday from 10:00–11:00 AM and are mandatory.
- Suspension – After two detentions, a warning of suspension will go into effect. On the third infraction, an automatic suspension will occur and will be listed in student’s permanent record. All schoolwork must be made up. Reasons for immediate suspension:
- Substance abuse, including cigarettes, alcohol or drugs
- Carrying knives or fire arms.
- Fighting or causing physical damage to another student (both parties involved in fight, except in clear case of self-defense)
- Profane speech, inappropriate or disrespectful behavior to teachers or administrators
- Intentional destruction of school property
- Threats of bodily harm, whether verbal or written
- Expulsion – If all of these steps become necessary and do not help, parentswill be asked to withdraw child from the school without a tuition refund
CREATING A BULLY FREE SCHOOL
Bullying occurs when a more powerful person hurts or frightens a weaker person deliberately and repeatedly.
Bullying behaviors include:
- Name calling
- Making fun of or laughing at others
- Hurting others’ feelings
- Hitting, kicking, pushing
- Excluding others from activities
- Spreading false rumors
- Putting others down
- Breaking others’ things
- Teasing, verbal taunts
- Writing nasty or hurtful things about others
- Embarrassing others
- Making others do things they don’t want to do
Bullying may occur when adults are not in immediate proximity such as the playground, lunch, or hallways. Bullying can be physical, verbal, and even covert.
The Hebrew Academy is dedicated to a school policy of zero tolerance for bully behavior. Students who bully will be dealt with expeditiously with the ultimate goal of eradicating the said behavior from the school environment.
Consequences for Students Engaged in Bullying Behavior:
- First Offense – Meet with Adminstration to review behavior.
- Second Offense – Parent is notified of behavior by the Administration, student loses recess/lunch.
- Third Offense – Student, Parents, Administrator, and Teacher meet to discuss bullying behavior and are made aware of potential future consequences should bullying be repeated.
- Fourth Offense – To be determined by Administrator. Possible consequence may include Sunday detention, possible suspension.