General School Rules
- Follow directions the first time given.
- Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself.
- Use indoor voices.
- Teasing, name calling and foul language are not acceptable.
- Walk quietly when entering or leaving the building. Running in the halls is not permitted.
- Be courteous and respectful at all times.
- Gum chewing is not permitted.
- Hats are not to be worn in the building.
- Stay in your seat while eating.
- Do not throw food.
- Remember to clean up after yourselves whether in the cafeteria or on the playground.
- Get permission before leaving the cafeteria or play area.
- The woods are off limits to all students. Stay in designated areas.
- When the whistle blows, line up quickly.
General rules have been adopted for use throughout the building. For students not adhering to these, this disciplinary guide has been set.
- Teacher warning (1st offense)
- Student time-out (2nd offense)
- Parent notification (3rd offense)
- Principal intervention
- Conference scheduled
The Hamilton School community is one in which adults and children can flourish in an atmosphere of mutual respect. Children will be guided in a positive manner to develop their full potential academically, socially and emotionally. The Hamilton School community is a peaceful one in which differences are settled through negotiation and problem solving. Everyone has a right to be shown respect, kindness and courtesy and to live in a safe environment.
- Students will speak and behave respectfully toward each other and staff
- Students will respect their school by keeping it clean and safe
- Students will come to school ready to learn, and as such, will not bring personal property from home which will be a distraction or safety concern
- Students will keep hands, feet and all objects to themselves at all times
- In order to ensure a safe environment, conflicts will be settled peacefully. Students who feel they are unable to solve conflicts peacefully need to seek an adult for assistance. Students are responsible for their actions and need to avoid physical or verbal aggression at all costs. Physical and/or verbal aggression will not be tolerated and will be considered a severe event resulting in police intervention along with other interventions listed below.
- Students will walk quietly
- Students will enter and exit the building through the appropriate doors
- Students will not wear hats
- Students will not chew gum
- The audience will sit quietly and attentively
- The audience will show appreciation appropriately
- The audience will enter and exit in an orderly manner
- The audience will not chew gum
- The audience will not wear hats
- Enter the cafeteria and be seated by classroom teacher
- Walk at all times
- Line up behind the last person
- Raise hand in order to get up from the table
- Wait to be dismissed from the table
- Become quiet when the signal is given
- Clean up eating area before leaving
- Use appropriate manners
- Keep hands and feet to yourself
- Use quiet voices in the cafeteria
- Not wear hats
- Not chew gum
- Students will walk outside in a quiet, single file line on the pavement
- Students will play only in designated areas
- Students will follow playground safety rules:
a. Keep hands and feet to yourself
b. Keep sand, dirt, grass, etc., on the ground
c. Avoid stepping in puddles, ice and snow
d. One person on slide at a time – slide feet first
e. Sit only on the swings – one person to a swing
f. Swing in forward motion
g. Climb inside the tubes only
h. Return equipment to designated place
i. Use equipment appropriately (jump ropes, balls, etc.)
- Students will line up quickly and quietly
- Students will maintain order while in line and through the building
- Students must stay under teacher supervision. They may not leave any area without teacher permission
POSSIBLE INTERVENTIONS FOR INFRACTIONS
- Student/Teacher conference
- Develop and implement a behavior plan
- Parent/Guardian contacted
- Parent conference
- Suspension (in or out of school)
- Police intervention
- Suspended recess
GUIDELINES FOR BEFORE SCHOOL OR AFTER SCHOOL DETENTION
- Teachers may request that students serve detention for inappropriate behavior (not doing homework should not be a reason for detention)
- Teachers must give the parent/guardian of the child at least one day’s notice prior to detention
- Parents must complete the detention form and return it giving permission for their child to serve detention
- Students who do not return the detention form will be given additional detentions and the parent will be called
- Teachers should place the detention form in the monitor’s mailbox prior to detention
- There will be a limit of ten students per detention session
- Detention will be from 8:25-8:55am or 3:25-4:00pm.
- The teacher should walk their student(s) to the classroom where detention will be held if it is an after-school detention
- Students will complete a behavior plan and sit quietly during detention
- If the parent/guardian does not pick up their child at an after-school detention by 4:00, the student will go to CER. The parent will be required to pay CER $5.00 per hour. The teacher monitoring detention should give CER phone numbers of the parent/guardian