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Code of Conduct

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Oakcrest Expectations

Community Values

Dangerous or Disruptive Conduct


OAKCREST EXPECTATIONS

 

  • Show respect for and obey reasonable instructions from teachers, traffic guards, aides, and other Oakcrest staff.
  • Cell phones are to be turned off and put away during school hours.
  • Stay on the playground during recesses and school hours.
  • No tackle or knock down games allowed.
  • Snow remains on the ground.  Sledding is not permitted.
  • Fighting and bullying are not tolerated.
  • Skateboards, scooters, roller blades, or Heelies (shoes with wheels in them) should not be brought to school.
  • Leave gum or candy at home.
  • Follow the Jordan School District dress code.
  • No standing or climbing on top of the playground equipment.
  • Cross-school parking lots only in the marked crosswalks.  When parking in the east parking lot, parents must exit their vehicle and escort their child/children through the crosswalk, both before and after school.
  • Students who use the back cut-through to walk to and from school must use the painted crosswalks on 6700 W.

COMMUNITY VALUES

We believe the following values are important for student success at home, school, and community.  We will emphasize these community values in our classrooms and ask that you emphasize them at home as well.

  • COMPASSION
  • INTEGRITY
  • COMMUNITY IDENTITY
  • RESPECT
  • CONTINUOUS LEARNING
  • CHARACTER

DANGEROUS OR DISRUPTIVE CONDUCT

We would like to turn discipline situations into learning opportunities whenever possible.  We will use a hierarchy of interventions to support students in acquiring the skills necessary to improve behavior.  For more severe or repeated behaviors action will be taken according to district policy AS67.  Phone calls may be made if deemed necessary by the administration.

District policy states (AS67): JSD students and employees are entitled to a learning/working environment, which is free from unlawful and violent actions. Students whose actions pose a threat to the health and/or safety of a student or staff member shall be suspended and/or referred to a District Hearing. The following conduct is defined as “dangerous or disruptive conduct” and is prohibited on school property or while traveling on the bus: Possessing (regardless of intent), using, selling or attempting to possess any firearm, weapon, knife, explosive device, fireworks, chemical or martial arts weapon, or other instruments including those which eject a projectile or substance of any kind, or any replica or facsimile of any of the above, whether functional or non-functional, whether designed for use as a weapon or for some other use. This includes toy knives, toy guns, and squirt guns.

  1. Bullying is aggressive behavior that is intentional and that involves an imbalance of power or strength. A student is being bullied or victimized when he or she is exposed, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more students. It can take many forms:
  2. Physical bullying: hitting and/or punching
  3. Verbal bullying: teasing or name-calling
  4. Non-verbal or emotional bullying: intimidation through gestures, social exclusion, and relational aggression
  5. Cyber-bullying: sending insulting, threatening or harassing messages by phone or computer, or electronic messaging. Bullying is not to be tolerated at school and should be reported by any victims or bystanders to a teacher or administrator.

Fighting and disruptive behavior

  • Oakcrest Elementary has a no tolerance policy for fighting or aggressive physical behavior.
  • Fighting is defined as any physical contact or threat of physical harm.
  • Profanity and/or vulgar language will not be tolerated.

Consequences

The following steps will be taken if a student chooses to disregard the guidelines, or is involved in fighting or showing a lack of respect for others and/or property:

  1. The student will fill out a “Think Time Sheet”.
  2. Teacher and/or principal will investigate the situation.
  3. An appropriate and meaningful consequence will be decided upon by the student, teacher and/or principal.
  4. Student, teacher and/or principal may call home to inform a parent of the incident.
  5. Fighting results in automatic in-school-suspension.

The following may also occur:

  • Parent conference with the teacher and/or principal.
  • In-school suspension with a conference with a parent or guardian.
  • Out of school suspension and parent conference.
  • Participation in “Friday School” held on Friday afternoons from 2:00-3:00 pm.

Please refer to the “Dangerous & Disruptive Conduct” Policy in the Online Elementary Registration Booklet. Some offenses warrant immediate suspension or expulsion from school.