Rewards and Consequences
Students are rewarded when they consistently go above and beyond expected behaviors, as outlined by our MOSAIC values and Scholarly Attributes. Details will be forthcoming.
Students who show unexpected behaviors are given a Behavior Form that must be signed by a parent or guardian. Bel Aire staff reviews these behaviors with all students at the beginning of the school year and any staff member can give a student a Behavior Form for unexpected behaviors. Unexpected behaviors, and their level of seriousness are as follows:
Level 1 - Warning
- Class disruption (excessive talking or calling out)
- Unsafe play/rough-housing
- Poor sportsmanship
- Violation of other expected behavior (see Citizenship Handbook)
Level 2 - STOP
- Habitual class disruption
- Misuse of school property/equipment
- Excessive unsafe play/roughhousing
- Throwing food or yelling at lunch tables
- Verbal disrespect to staff or students
- Exclusion (spreading rumors, leaving out)
Level 3 - Citation
- Habitual Level 2 behaviors*
- Hitting, pushing, kicking w/ intent to harm
- Overt defiance
- Hate speech (race, sexual orientation)
- Throwing an object w/ intent to harm
- Improper gestures or exposure
Students who receive a STOP will call or email parents notifying them of the STOP. The call or email is done in the presence of the referring teacher/staff member. If the unexpected behavior occurs during recess, students receive an immediate time out. Instructional aides escort students back to the classroom teacher at the end of recess.
A citation is given for any major infraction. Bel Aire School has NO TOLERANCE for any physical violence, name-calling, or teasing. It is an immediate (no warning) citation and could (depending upon severity) result in suspension. A citation is followed by a loss of privilege, such as a field trip or school-related activity, as determined by the teacher or principal. After two citations for the same offense, the third citation may result in a suspension under Ed Code 48900, (k), “disrupted school activities or willfully defied school personnel.” Parents are notified by the classroom teacher if a citation is given to a student. Parents must review, sign and return the citation form. Citations will be noted on each trimester report card.
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.