Rewards and Consequences
PAWs represent student Positive Actions and Words. A copy of Raccoon PAWs will come home with the student so families can personally recognize their child.
Teachers also provide several rewards and incentives in their classrooms. Examples of rewards and systems include: Super Days, Character Cards, Marble Jars, Tickets, Group Points, Class Stars, Prize Boxes, Pajama Day, Stuffed Animal Day, Read-In, Movie and Popcorn, and could be as simple as being the first to line up!
When training children on expected behaviors, just as other curricular areas, some children are going to need more time and practice to show full understanding. At Reed, our staff is always mindful of child development. When students show unexpected behaviors, we look closely at each child and circumstance for the best solution. Most infractions can be handled in the classroom with your student's teacher. For habitual or more serious infractions, a Behavior Management Form will be completed and the classroom teacher will contact the parent/guardian directly. Unexpected behaviors, and their level of seriousness, are as follows:
- Inappropriate behavior
- Disrespectful interactions
- Unsafe actions
- Repeated level 1 behavior
- Actions with intent to harm
- Repeated level 1 or 2 behaviors
Habitual citations or suspension, result in a meeting with the school counselor, teacher, principal, student, and parent. Parents are notified and given appointments for this meeting. The team works with the parents to develop a “contract” for behavior for the particular student. This contract can include specific goals for behavior. It also can include consequences for failure to uphold the terms of the contract including loss of privilege for all school-related activities.
California Education Code Section 48900 outlines “suspendable” offenses. Some of which include:
a."Caused, attempted to cause, or threatened physical injury to another person."
b. “Willfully used force or violence upon the person of another, except in self-defense.”
c. “Possessed, sold, or otherwise furnished any firearm, knife, explosive, or other dangerous object, unless, in the case of possession of any object of this type the pupil had obtained written permission to possess the item from a certificated school employee, which is concurred in by the principal or the designee of the principal.”
d. "Caused, or attempted to cause, damage to school property or private property."
e. "Stolen, or attempted to steal, school property or private property."
f. “Possessed or used tobacco, or any products containing tobacco or nicotine products, including but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, miniature cigars, clove cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, snuff, chew packets, and betel. However, this section does not prohibit use or possession by a pupil of his or her own prescription products.”
g. “Committed an obscene act or engaged in habitual profanity or vulgarity.”
h. "Disrupted school activities or otherwise willfully defied the valid authority of supervisors, teachers, administrators, school officials, or other school personnel engaged in the performance of their duties."
i. Sexual Harassment (grades 4-12)
j. Engaged in harassment/threats/intimidation against student(s) which disrupted class work, disorder, invaded rights of student(s) by creating an intimidating OR hostile environment
Suspension from school requires that the student remain at home under the personal supervision of parents during the regular school hours. The student is not to be on or near a school campus during the time of suspension. The student also may not attend, as a participant or spectator, any school event. Depending upon the terms of the suspension, it can result in the immediate loss of privilege to participate in any subsequent school activity.