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Discipline & PBIS

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Diamond Point will continue to implement our school-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) model.  PBIS is a framework or approach made up of common instructional practices to establish an environment for academic and social success for all. A system of acknowledgements will help motivate our students to try their best and to encourage others as well. One key characteristic of PBIS is a set of shared expectations. Our team created this motto for our kids: “I will be responsible and persevere. I will be kind and respectful. I will be safe. I will shine!” During the first few days of school, students will visit the various areas of our school and will discuss what being responsible, kind, and safe looks like in the cafeteria, hallway, classroom, etc. Expectations are described in our school matrix which is below.
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It is not just our job to keep kids SAFE, HEALTHY, HAPPY, and FOCUSED…it is our passion! After all, it is the reason we decided to go into education! In order to do so, we must have a few rules and we need your help too. Please review these rules with your child and help us enforce them throughout the year. We appreciate your help and support. Go Mustangs!
1.  In order to keep our kids HEALTHY and our campus CLEAN, gum and candy are NOT permitted on campus. If gum or candy is found on campus, it will be taken away.
2.  In order to keep our students FOCUSED and personal items SAFE, students are not allowed to bring toys, video games, electronic devices, stuffed animals, or other play items to school. If such items are found, they will be taken away and returned to the student/parent at the end of the day/week.
3.  In order to keep our students SAFE and our hallways QUIET for learning, playing or running outside on the stairs or in the hallway is not allowed. Students are to walk on the right side of the stairs/hallways. Students must not loiter in the hallways/stairs. Students are to use the appropriate staircase to gain access to upstairs. Ramps are reserved for emergencies and/or vehicles.
4.  In order to keep our students SAFE, students in grades 3rd through 6th are permitted to ride their bicycles to school. Students must walk their bikes on campus. Helmets are required by law. Bicycles must be locked. Failure to abide by these rules may result in a loss of privileges.
5.  In order to keep our students FOCUSED and everyone’s privacy PROTECTED, the use of cell phones during the school day (including recess and lunch breaks) is prohibited unless under the direct supervision of a Diamond Point Elementary School staff member. All cell phones must be turned off during the school day so they are not an interruption to learning. Students who misuse their cell phones or electronic devices including taking pictures, interfacing on social media, texting, etc. will have their device confiscated and parents will be notified.
6.  In order to keep students FOCUSED, classroom interruptions will be reserved for emergencies only. We will not interrupt the classroom to deliver homework, instruments, lunches, or messages. We will leave a message for your child’s teacher which s/he will get during recess or lunch.