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School Discipline

The Clark Code
We believe that teaching and learning happen best in an environment that is safe, supportive, attractive and orderly.

General Schoolwide/Classroom Rules

All members of the Clark campus and community share responsibility for the implementation of the general schoolwide/classroom rules.


Schoolwide Rules

  • Follow directions the first time they are given by any adult.
  • Arrive to class on time, in uniform, and prepared with all materials needed.
  • Leave gum, candy, and electronic devices at home.
  • Do not leave the school campus or be in restricted areas without permission.
  • Do not use profanity, threaten others, or display any gang behaviors (sign, colors, etc.).
  • Do not fight or play fight.
  • Know and follow all classroom rules as determined by the classroom teacher.
  • Follow the schoolwide dress code.

Schoolwide Rewards
    • Go to the Head of the Lunch Line tickets
    • Positive phone calls/notes to parents
    • Reward field trips
    • Movies or videos
    • Praise
    • Ice Cream Socials
    • Admission to ASB Dances
    • Triennial Perfect Attendance, 3.0 - 4.0 GPA, and Outstanding Citizenship Awards
    • Others to be determined

 
Classroom Rewards
  • Verbal praise
  • Positive phone call or note home to parents
  • Group-building activities/games
  • Fun learning activities / brain games
  • Class celebrations
  • Class events/field trips
  • Home visits


Consequences

  • Student/Teacher Conference
  • Time out in another room
  • Parent phone call/Parent contact
  • Teacher assigned detention
  • Referral to Dean of Students
  • Behavior Contract
  • Parent shadow
  • Suspension
  • ISS, Wednesday School and/or Campus Beautification
  • Expulsion


Discipline

Discipline is intended to foster responsibility, independence and a positive attitude. The best discipline is self-control. It is based upon understanding the limits of ones freedom and actions as they relate to others.

Teachers Responsibility for Discipline

Classroom teachers have the direct responsibility for creating and maintaining effective classroom environments for student learning. Teachers establish a classroom climate that promotes fairness, respect and responsibility and they maintain high expectations for their students. Teachers regularly communicate, model and reinforce the Clark Code and General Schoolwide/Classroom Rules to all students.

Classroom rules, rewards and consequences are posted in every classroom. Ideally classroom rules simply consist of the Clark Code and General Schoolwide/Classroom Rules. Rewards and consequences are agreed upon by every teacher of each teaching team. Rewards and consequences (particularly contacts with parents, other teachers, and counselors) are documented records maintained for each student.


Referrals
Consequences are based on the students prior discipline history, severity of the offense, and previous interventions. A range of actions are outlined on the discipline plan.
Please consult the discipline plan when determining intervention steps.