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Kraemer Student Handbook

KRAEMER MIDDLE SCHOOL 

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES 

The Kraemer staff extends a warm welcome to new and returning students and wishes each a successful and enjoyable school year. This school planner contains information about school policies and procedures, a study guide, a calendar/organizer, and other helpful information.  You are expected to have your planner with you in every class and to use it to record daily assignments, class project due dates, school activities and other important events. Kraemer has a history of fine academic and co-curricular accomplishments and we encourage you to build on this tradition of excellence by setting your goals high and working hard to achieve your potential through developing respect, responsibility and a readiness to succeed!

 

SCHOOL CALENDAR 

(For calendar updates visit the Kraemer Website at  http://www.KraemerMS.org)  

 

CAMPUS SAFETY POLICY

Students are reminded of their absolute responsibility to report to a staff member anything they see or hear that would lead them to believe that the health and/or safety of members of the Kraemer school community are in jeopardy. (e.g. drugs, alcohol, weapons, explosives, threats, plan to commit violent acts, etc.)  Every effort will be made to maintain the anonymity of the reporting party.   Students who fail to report will be subject to disciplinary action that may include, but not be limited to suspension from school, school transfer or police involvement. 

 

ACADEMIC GRADING POLICY 

Report cards are mailed home at the end of each Quarter and progress reports are mailed at mid- Quarter for students.  Quarter grades are posted on the student’s permanent record card.  By law, the teacher makes the final decision as to the grade earned by the student.  Parents wishing to assist their student in school should direct academic questions to the teacher involved.  If the student has problems in many classes, contacting a school counselor can initiate help for the student.   Parents may also access student’s grades on line. Call the school office for access information.

 

HIGH HONOR ROLLS 

High Honors are awarded to those earning a 3.5 to 4.0 GPA. High Honor students receive a Gold Card each quarter to be used for special privileges.  Eighth grade students that maintain a 3.5 GPA for seven quarters will be honored at Distinguished Scholars Night and at the Promotion Ceremony. Seventh Grade students attaining a GPA of 3.9 or above (that is no more than two B’s during the first three quarters) will also be recognized at Distinguished Scholars Night. 

 

CITIZENSHIP 

Our belief is that all students, regardless of their academic abilities, can behave and be good citizens.  Individual teachers set standards for the marks of: “O” = Outstanding, “S” = Satisfactory, “N” = Needs Improvement, and “U” = Unsatisfactory.  Recognition will be given to students with high citizenship marks (all O’s and S’s) through the Excellence Awards Program 

 

GUIDELINES FOR PROMOTION TO HIGH SCHOOL 

Students in the eighth grade must pass an established number of core curriculum classes (i.e., mathematics, science, social science, language arts, CARE and ELD) and successfully complete any prescribed supplemental instructional programs in order to be promoted to high school.  Specifically, eighth-grade students shall be retained if either or both of the following exist: 

1. Grade of F in 6 or more of the 16 core subject classes  (based on a Quarter system) attempted in the eighth-grade year.  Core classes include language arts, mathematics, science and social science. 

2. Failure to show progress in ELD, CARE (reading) or other supplemental intervention programs.  Successful work in the alternative programs of summer school may make promotion possible, but day-by-day effort in studies is the best way to succeed in school. 

 

SCHOOL HOURS 

Normal school hours are 8:55 AM to 3:30 PM Tuesday through Friday. Mondays are late start days for staff development meetings and on Mondays, school hours are 9:20 AM to 3:30 PM.   Since childcare is not offered at Kraemer, parents are requested to drop students off AFTER 8:15 a.m. Students are to leave campus by 3:40 p.m. unless they are participating in a school sponsored after-school activity. School rules are in effect from the time students leave home until they return home after school.  Students are not to loiter in the neighborhoods or at community businesses from the time they leave home until they arrive at school, and from the time they leave school until they arrive home. When students arrive at school in the morning, they are to move immediately to the campus quad.

 

TARDINESS/TRUANCY 

Tardiness is defined as not being in the assigned seat or area with necessary supplies when the tardy bell rings.  The only excused reasons for being late to school (as verified by a signed parent note) are illness, doctor appointment, or bereavement.  Excessive tardiness or truancy (one period or all day) may result in detention (during or after school) Saturday Work/Study Program, or referral to the School Attendance Review Board.  Unexcused tardiness of 30 minutes or more will be treated as truancy per section 48260 of the Ed. Code.

 

ATTENDANCE PROCEDURES 

Parents are asked to call our 24-hour ATTENDANCE LINE at 996-1551 (press “3”) each day of the student’s absence.  Be prepared to leave the student’s name and the reason for absence.  If no phone call is received, the school will attempt to call to verify the absence. When students return after being absent, they are to report to the attendance window to pick up a re-admittance slip before going to class. If the school has not made contact, the student must present a note indicating the reason for absence and the date(s) of absence, signed by a parent or guardian. If a student does not have a verified excused absence they will be marked with a temporary truancy.  The student will have one day to clear the temporary truancy before it becomes a permanent truancy on the attendance record. Homework may be requested for your student on the third day of absence.  Please allow two days for this material to be completed. Parents needing to release their student from school for reasons other than illness or death in the family (for instance, family vacation) are to request a special privilege petition prior to the absence.  Students must make arrangements with each teacher to complete as much of the missed work as possible prior to returning to school. 

 

OFF-CAMPUS PERMIT 

Kraemer is a closed campus. Once students have arrived on campus, they may not leave campus during the day without obtaining an off-campus permit from the office. 

If a student must leave school for any reason, a parent note indicating the time and nature of the dismissal is needed.  The note should be given to the attendance secretary before school.  The student will receive an “Off-Campus Permit”.  This permit is shown to the classroom teacher at the time of dismissal and the student will report to the office.  A parent or guardian must come into the office to pick the student up. This procedure protects the student from leaving the campus with anyone other than the parent or guardian.  No student will be allowed to walk home to meet parents for an appointment or walk to a scheduled appointment from school.   If your student is already at school when you find an early dismissal is necessary, call the office as soon as you have determined the time you need to pick up your student.  We will notify your student to meet you in the office at the designated time. 

 

P.E. EXCUSES 

Physical education students are expected to dress out every day.  A student may be excused from activity for 1-3 days because of physical limitation or illness by presenting a written note from a parent.  Absences of more than three days require a doctor’s verification and must be cleared by the health clerk. Please consult the physical education syllabus for further information.

 

EMERGENCY INFORMATION 

Please notify the school office if your address or home/work phone number changes at any time during the school year.  In a case of an emergency, it is important that the school know at all times where to reach parents or other responsible parties. 

 

HOMEWORK POLICY 

Regular homework is believed to be an essential ingredient in improving student learning, as it extends learning time and challenges the student to apply what has been learned in the classroom. Students are assigned an average of twenty to thirty minutes of homework per academic class daily.  In addition, students should expect some weekend and/or long- term assignments. Non-academic courses may also assign homework periodically. The purpose of homework is to reinforce skills taught in the classroom and to finish class work that was not completed during school hours. 

Homework may take many forms including: 

1. Practice of skills or review of content 

2. Traditional reading or writing assignments 

3. Radio and TV programs to listen to or view 

4. Field trips to community resources 

5. Reviews for examinations 

6. Simple science experiments 

7. Interviewing people on topics vital to class study. 

8. Preparation of special reports or projects 

9. Gathering materials/supplies for planned classroom activities Parents share the responsibility for providing the student with the atmosphere and means for carrying out successful homework assignments.  Family cooperation includes more than just supplying a quiet study center, adequate lighting and seating, reference books, and supplies.  It requires proper encouragement to complete the assignment once begun, minimal interruptions, muted TV and radio, and an appreciation of work well done.  Study time should be consistent each night whether the student says he/she has homework or not. If assigned work is finished, or the student indicates he/she has no homework that evening, the study time should be utilized for an appropriate activity. 

Such activities might include: 

1. Working on a long-term project 

2. Reading (books, newspapers, magazines) 

3. Writing (diaries, letters, thank you notes) 

4. Studying for an upcoming test 

5. Reviewing chapters already read 

6. Reviewing vocabulary words from content areas.

It is very important that parents and the school cooperate on homework assignments to achieve maximum benefit from his/her educational program. 

 

MAKE-UP WORK POLICY 

Students are required to make up work missed when absent for any reason.  Twice the number of days of absence is usually the length of time allowed to make up missed work.  If not completed within the allotted time period, the grade is entered as a “zero” or “F”.  Students absent for any school- sponsored activities such as sports, rehearsals, field trips, etc. must turn in assignments due that day and arrange for any missed work prior to leaving for the planned activity.  No extra time will be allowed to make up work. 

 

CLASS CHANGE POLICY 

Kraemer Middle School plans and staffs its programs on the basis of teacher recommendations and student course requests.  Once the master schedule is developed, changes in students’ schedules are rarely made.  Only exceptionally valid reasons for a change will be considered: 

1. Changes needed as the result of scheduling errors and improper class placements have top priority for adjustment at the beginning of the year. 

2. Requests for changes in elective wheel classes cannot be accommodated due to the limited number of electives. 

3. Students may not change from one teacher to another teacher in the same subject unless there are extenuating circumstances that have been examined in a parent/teacher/administrator conference.  Administrative approval is necessary for the change to occur. 

 

COUNSELING SERVICES 

The middle years are a time of great change--physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially.  The counselors are available to help students make a successful transition from elementary to middle school and from middle to high school.  Students and parents are encouraged to seek out help with personal, social, educational and vocational plans or problems.  Every student is unique and valued at Kraemer, and we believe in providing the needed support for each to reach his/her potential.

 

RESTROOM PASSES 

Restroom passes will be issued during class time on an emergency basis only.  Students should use the restroom during class breaks.

GUESTS/VISITORS 

Students may not invite guests to school as it detracts from the classroom-learning environment.  Dances, including the 8th grade promotion dance, are open only to registered Kraemer students who have earned the privilege to attend, based on behavior/grades.  The staff welcomes parents to observe classes by appointment.  All visitors must report to the school office to obtain permission to enter the campus to conduct authorized school business. 

 

FOOD SERVICE 

Hot/cold lunches and snacks are provided for sale in the school cafeteria.  Students are encouraged to select items that balance their diets to maximize their physical well-being and keep their minds on class activities. Sale of food on campus is restricted to District food service items and/or office-approved fundraising sales. Federal free or reduced lunch applications are available from the cafeteria staff. 

 

LOST AND FOUND 

All articles that are found on campus will be sent to the lost and found in the quad area.  These articles will be held until the close of school and donated to a charitable organization. It is each student’s responsibility to label and safeguard personal belongings.  Students who find property on campus, and do not turn it in to the lost and found, may be subject to disciplinary action. 

 

P. E. LOCKERS 

P.E. lockers are provided for the storage of physical education clothing.  Students are strongly advised to keep their lockers locked at all times and should not divulge their combinations to other students.  No money or valuables should be kept in the lockers at any time, as the school district assumes NO LIABILITY for personal belongings left in lockers.  Even if nothing is taken, a student opening another student’s locker is subject to disciplinary action. 

 

DETENTION 

Students may not be detained for more than one hour after school.  Students are given one day’s notice in order to allow parents to make necessary arrangements.  Failure to serve a detention may result in a more severe consequence.

 

 

 

BICYCLES AND SKATEBOARDS 

Students who ride bicycles to school must park the bicycles and skateboards in the compound next to the front office.  Bicycles should be licensed and registered with the police department.  Students should use a suitable lock to ensure the safety of the bicycle or skateboard during the school day.  Bicycle and skateboard riding is prohibited on the campus, sidewalks, parking lots and bus loading zones.  Kraemer Middle School assumes no responsibility for stolen or damaged bicycles and skateboards  

ALL STUDENTS RIDING A BICYCLE TO SCHOOL MUST WEAR A LEGAL HELMET.

 

BUSES 

Bus transportation is provided by the school district for a fee.  Call 714) 985-8485 for information and bus passes.   Students riding the bus are expected to observe proper

safety procedures and school rules while being transported.  Failure to do so may result in a citation, disciplinary action, or a suspension of transportation privileges. Students must ride their assigned buses -- NO EXCEPTIONS. Unauthorized riders may not board district buses.  Students who ride a District bus to an activity must return on the bus. 

 

HEALTH SERVICES 

Students must receive teacher permission before reporting to the health office.  A part-time health clerk is on campus and is available for counseling and assistance with health problems.  Students are sent home when there is evidence of: 

1. Elevated temperature (99.6 or above) 

2. Anatomical injuries (arms, legs, eyes, etc.) 

3. Vomiting and diarrhea 

4. Rash (until diagnosed) 

5. Head lice 

Legally the school cannot send any student home without the Parent’s permission, or that of another adult so designated by the parent on the health card. Under no circumstances is the student to call their parents to come for them and leave the premises without the school’s knowledge. Students are not allowed to walk home during the school day.

 

MEDICATION 

If a student MUST take medication during school hours, office staff must administer it.  This includes inhalers, aspirin, cold remedies, etc.  A Doctor/Parent Authorization Form is available in the office and both the parent and the doctor must fill out and sign this form.  Medicine brought to school must be kept in the Health Office and must be in the original bottle or container with the prescription label clearly visible. 

 

EMERGENCIES 

Fire, earthquake, and disaster drills will be held periodically.   Students must follow all teacher instructions during a drill or a real emergency.  In a real emergency, students will be released only to a parent or guardian listed on a student emergency card.  Each student must have a Health/ Emergency Card on file with the office.  EIGHTH GRADE ACTIVITIES 

Special eighth grade end-of-year activities are held each spring.  IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN EIGHTH GRADE ACTIVITIES AND/OR PROMOTION EXERCISES, all eighth grade students must appropriately complete the required course of study and have a satisfactory attendance record.  Any one or combination of the following circumstances could result in exclusion from the eighth grade activities and/or the promotion exercises: 

A. Six (6) or more failing grades during the school year in the 16 core classes. 

B. A decision to retain in the eighth grade. 

C. Continuous and/or serious disciplinary problems. 

D. Irregular attendance. 

 

SATURDAY WORK/STUDY 

Saturday Work/Study is held regularly during the school year and is assigned by an administrator as a consequence for specific behavior or attendance problems in lieu of suspension. It may be in the classroom or outside work, so bring materials for both.  Saturday Work/Study is held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.          

 

DELIVERIES TO SCHOOL 

The office will not accept deliveries of flowers, balloons, or other gifts for students.  Deliveries that are acceptable are lunches, uniforms, textbooks or other items needed for school.   Deliveries of lunches should be made by 11:30 AM.  It is requested that deliveries be kept to a minimum so as not to disrupt the learning environment. 

STUDENT INSURANCE 

A private insurance company offers students accident and health insurance that provides coverage during the regular school day and after-school activities.  The information regarding this insurance was included in the summer mailing packet. 

 

ASSEMBLY CONDUCT 

Special student assemblies are scheduled throughout the school year for the purpose of disseminating information, enriching the curriculum or providing entertainment.  All students are expected to walk to the assembly and sit in the designated areas.  Students are expected to behave in a mature manner during the assemblies, and to extend proper courtesies to those people conducting the presentations.  At the conclusion, students should remain seated until specifically dismissed.

 

FIELD EXPERIENCES  

Field experiences to places of educational interest are planned.  Special consent forms are required.  Students who have not returned the forms by the deadline will be excluded from the trip.  It is the responsibility of the student to turn in work due the day of the field experience.

 

SCHOOL DANCES 

School dances are held for Kraemer students only. Tickets are sold during break and lunch. Tickets are also sold at the door.  Students attending school dances are expected to observe standards of acceptable conduct and dress and to remain in the designated area until the end of the dance.  All after-school dances are held from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.  Parents or guardians are expected to pick up students within 15 minutes after the end of the dance.  To leave early, a student must be picked up by a parent with prior permission from the administration. No student will be allowed to re-enter the dance. 

 

TEXTBOOKS 

Textbooks are issued free of charge to each student.  These textbooks are for home use, as classroom textbooks are provided for use at school.  It is the responsibility of the student to see that books are properly cared for, and pre- cautions are taken to prevent loss or damage.  Students will be issued an indebtedness notice for lost or damaged books. 

 

BACKPACKS 

Students are advised to be very careful with their backpacks.  Students should not leave money or other valuables in backpacks. Students who open or tamper with other students’ backpacks will be subject to disciplinary action, and will be responsible for any missing items. 

 

GUM CHEWING 

No gum!  No gum!  No gum! Our school rules do not allow gum and sunflower seeds.  PLEASE DO NOT BRING EITHER OF THESE ITEMS TO SCHOOL! All Items will be confiscated.

 

BEHAVIOR ON MINIMUM/LATE START DAYS 

Be respectful of the neighborhood, restaurants, and stores during these non-school hours.  Students are not allowed on other campuses during school hours.

 

LIBRARY  

The library is open for student use in the morning, during break and both lunches, and after school.  The library hours are 8:20 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. daily.  On occasion, teachers reserve the library for entire classes to do research during the regular class periods.  Computers with Internet access are also available for student use.  Common library/study rules are in effect, including no food or beverages: 

1. A quiet atmosphere must be maintained. 

2. Materials must be returned to their proper places. 

3. All books and materials taken from the library must be checked out at the desk. 

4. Enter and leave the library by student pass only, except when visiting with your entire class. 

5. Students checking out books are responsible for: 

     A. Care and condition of the book. 

     B. Paying for lost or damaged books. 

     C. Be sure t to use the proper checkout method.

6. Use of the computers is a privilege. You must get permission from the Librarian to use the computers in the Information Center.  Students must have a release form on file to use the Internet and sign-in daily for use.  The computers are to be used for schoolwork only! Misuse of the school computers will result in an administrative referral.   Disruptive behavior may cause a student to lose library privileges. 

 

TELEPHONES 

To prevent personal loss, STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO NOT BRING CELL PHONES TO SCHOOL. If a student chooses to bring a cell phone it must be turned off during school hours, during school sponsored events and be kept in the student’s backpack and may not be used without the permission of an administrator.  Office phones are for school business purposes and may be used by students ONLY for emergencies.  

 

BREAK AND LUNCH EATING AREAS 

In an effort to facilitate supervision and reduce the amount of custodial time devoted to trash pick-up, students will eat their food in the designated eating area of the campus quad.  We solicit your support and cooperation in contributing to a clean school environment.

 

CLOSED CAMPUS 

Kraemer is a closed campus.  Those students who must leave during the day need to secure an OFF-CAMPUS PERMIT from the attendance office prior to leaving campus.  Failure to do so will result in truancy for all classes missed.  Students who must leave campus during the school day should present a note to the attendance clerk before school, signed by the parent or guardian, stating the reason and the time the student will need to leave campus.  

 

ID CARDS

Students are issued a school ID card at registration or upon their first day at school. There is no charge for this ID card.  If the card is lost a new ID card needs to be issued in the ASB Room at break on Monday, Wednesday or Friday at break. The cost for the replacement ID card is one dollar. Students are required to have their ID cards with them at school and any school event.

 

ACADEMIC HONESTY POLICY

 

Kraemer Middle School believes that a sound educational program must insist upon academic honesty.  We expect students to display personal integrity and self-respect.  The final value of one’s education is what is learned and not what grade a student receives.  Grades mean little when cheating is accepted.  Assisting someone else to cheat is no different than cheating your self.

 

Specific types of academic dishonesty may include but are not limited to the following:

•  Copying from another student’s homework, lab work, assignment or test.

•  Using a “cheat sheet”, handout, electronic device or other unauthorized external assistance during an exam. 

•  Submitting the work of another as your own.

•  Stealing a test or answer key from a teacher. 

•  Creating false data for a bibliography.

•  Copying word for word from a source without giving proper credit (plagiarism)

•  Forgery of a signature to a school related document

•  Changing the grade or score of an assignment

 

 Consequences:

    Any alleged violation of this policy will be         investigated and appropriate disciplinary     measures will be taken. 

First Offense:

  • Teacher will send referral to office

       If alleged violation of policy is confirmed:

  • Student will receive a zero on the assignment.
  • The incident will be recorded in the student’s discipline record.
  • The teacher will notify the parent(s) or legal guardian and may request a conference.
  • The student will receive an “N” or a “U” on their citizenship grade for the quarter in which the infraction occurred. 
  • Saturday Work will be assigned

 

Second Offense:

  • The teacher will send a referral to the office.

        If alleged violation of policy is confirmed:

  • Student will receive a zero on the assignment.
  • The incident will be recorded in the student’s discipline record.
  • Teacher will notify parent(s) or legal guardian and a conference with administration will be scheduled
  • Saturday or Suspension will be assigned

 

Third Offense:

  • The teacher will send a referral to the office.

          If alleged violation of policy is confirmed:

  • Student will receive a zero on the assignment.
  • Teacher will notify parent(s) or legal guardian and a conference with administration will be scheduled
  • The student will be suspended from school from one to five days

 

Note: if the behavior creates a major campus disruption of the educational process, a student’s first or second offense may result in suspension from school for one to five days. A decision to suspend is at the discretion of the school administration.

 

DRESS CODE

All clothing must be clean, in good repair, and worn in good taste.  Students shall groom themselves for school in a manner that does not offend the rules of decency, reflect negatively on or detract from any phase of the educational program, or present a hazard to health or safety. Requirements of certain areas of the school program may necessitate further restrictions of dress and grooming. 

 

HEADWEAR 

Hats, Beanies, Bandannas, etc are not to be worn or seen. All hats will be confiscated and released to a parent.

 

HAIR/MAKEUP 

Extremes in hairstyle or hair color(s) or makeup i.e., spikes, Mohawks, facial paints, stick-ons, excessive eye makeup, etc. which are distracting to the educational environment, as determined by school personnel, are not allowed. Only natural hair color is allowed

 

JEWELRY/ACCESSORIES/PERSONAL BELONGINGS 

The following are NOT allowed: 

1. Jewelry/accessories that constitute a safety hazard (i.e., heavy chains, studded apparel, large hoop earrings, spike earrings, etc.)  or a distraction to the educational process.

2. Any apparel, jewelry, accessory or inscription on personal belongings which could be construed as depicting or promoting violence, the illegal, the immoral, or the obscene, specifically those which depict or promote alcohol, drugs, tobacco, obscenities, racial, ethnic, or religious prejudice.

3. Monikers, graffiti, patches or inscriptions (writing) on clothing, skin, accessories, and personal belongings, including backpacks. 

4. Sunglasses or heavily tinted glasses. 

5. Bandanas. 

6. Facial Piercings/Ear Plugs

 

FOOTWEAR 

Shoes must be worn on campus at all times. 

Flip Flops, sandals, or moccasins are considered hazardous and unacceptable.

 

TOPWEAR 

All top-wear must be size appropriate.  Shirts or tops that are too short, too tight, revealing, or which allow undergarments to show are not allowed (e.g., open mesh tops, spaghetti straps, low-cut necklines, midriff tops, backless tops, and/or sheer garments even when worn under another top).  Tops must be long enough to completely cover midsection of the body.

Top Buttons may not be buttoned on collared shirts

 

OUTERWEAR    Long coats/trench coats are not allowed. 

 

BOTTOMWEAR 

Pants and shorts must be size appropriate, and fit properly at the crotch and the waistband. Pants may not have extremely enlarged legs (“relaxed fit”/”easy fit” only), may not be worn lower than the top of the pelvis, and may not be rolled up, or unhemmed/frayed. Pants must be of appropriate length (may not drag on the ground) and shorts may not be shorter than mid-thigh or reach below the bottom of the knee.  Skirts may not be too tight or shorter than mid-thigh.  Bottom-wear may not be worn in such a way that undergarments can be seen. Boys shorts should reach no lower than knee level. Pulled up socks with long shorts are not allowed. 

 

BELTS    Belt buckles must be plain (no initials or symbols).  Belts must be of appropriate length and the entire belt must be secured in the belt loops. 

 

THE FOLLOWING ARE NOT ALLOWED FOR SAFETY REASONS: Long dresses/skirts. High heels/ platform shoes

 

PLEASE NOTE: 

1. All clothing must be clean, in good repair, and worn in good taste. 

2. The Kraemer Dress Code will be enforced at all times while on campus, during school activities, and while going to or coming from school. 

3. A student coming to school with inappropriate dress will be required to change into school loan clothing or the parent will be called to take the student home to change. 

 

 

CODE OF CONDUCT

      Our goal is to assist each student to become a productive and effective citizen in our democratic society.  We are sure that the vast majority of students will work toward this goal by respecting the rights of others, respecting personal and school property, and practicing acceptable patterns of behavior and courtesy.  In an effort to support the positive actions of the vast majority of students, disciplinary action will be taken against the few students who fail to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner.  

 

These rules and policies are in effect at all times:  

      1. While on school grounds  

      2. While going to or coming from school 

      3. While off campus during school hours  

      4. While going to or coming from a school activity. 

 

GENERAL RULES AND POLICIES

1. Students are to eat food at the tables in the quad area. Eating in school buildings / P.E. area or the remainder of the campus is not permitted. 

2. Students are expected to deposit trash in the receptacles. 

3. Students who are finished eating may leave the eating area to go to the designated recreation areas during the break and lunch periods. 

4. Fields and blacktop are only open to students involved in sport activities

5. Students are not to be in the buildings, hallways, or rooms at any time during break or lunch unless directly supervised by a staff member. 

 

       FOOD AND/OR DRINKS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN BUILDINGS OR CLASSROOM/PE AREA

       ALL FOOOD AND DRINK ARE TO BE CONSUMED AT THE TABLES IN THE QUAD AREA

 

 

 

Classroom Misconduct – Handled by the teacher

Lack of materials

Failure to turn in homework

Wasting class time

Poor work habits

Talking

Not raising hand

Distracting others

Grooming in class

Inappropriate Language

Defiance (minor)

 

The above list of student Discipline should be handled by the teacher, at the time of the incident.  Possible consequences should include: Parent contact, possible warnings, Teacher detention. If the behavior occurs often or regularly, teacher may refer student to Counselor/Assistant Principal. In this case teacher will provide record of offenses, consequences and dates of parent contact.

 

TRUANCIES

Incident 1:       Saturday Work/Study Parent contact

Incident 2:       Saturday Work/Study Parent contact

Incident 3:       Saturday Work/Study Parent contact, Letter Home

Incident 4:       Saturday Work/Study Parent contact, Letter Home

Incident 5        SART

 

 

TARDIES - PER SEMESTER

Tardy 1 - 4      Handled by individual Teacher

Tardy 5           Referral to Counselor. Saturday Work/Study or Parent contact

Tardy 6+         Referral to Assistant Principal   Parent contact, Saturday Work/Study, Possible Suspension, Student Behavior contract

 

NO ID CARDS

Incident 1:       Detention

Incident 2:       Detention

Incident 3:       Saturday Work/Study Parent contact

Incident 4:       Suspension at home, Behavior Contract

 

GUM CHEWING/Eating in school buildings/P.E. area or the remainder of the campus

Incident 1:       Detention(s)

Incident 2:       Saturday Work/Study Parent contact

Incident 3:       Saturday Work/Study Parent contact, Possible Suspension at home

Incident 4:       Suspension at home, Behavior Contract

 

THROWING/LEAVING Trash/Eating in school buildings/P.E. area

Incident 1:       Detention(s)

Incident 2:       Saturday Work/Study Parent contact

Incident 3:       Saturday Work/Study Parent contact, Possible Suspension at home

Incident 4:       Suspension at home, Behavior Contract

 

CELL PHONES/ Electronic Devices

Incident 1:       Phone confiscated, parent contacted for return, Detention(s)

Incident 2:       Phone confiscated, parent contacted for return, Saturday Work Day

Incident 3:       Phone confiscated, parent contacted for return, Possible Suspension at home

Incident 4:       Phone confiscated, Suspension at home, Behavior Contract

 

CONTINUED CLASS MISCONDUCT (after several attempts by teacher to correct behavior)

Incident 1:       Prior to referral, the teacher will use means of correction such as the following: warning, detention, parent contact, moving seat, etc. Document all interventions

Incident 2:       Referral to Assistant Principal Saturday Work/Study or Suspension from school/Parent conference

Incident 3:       Referral to Assistant Principal In House Suspension or Suspension from school/Parent conference

Incident 4:       Referral to Assistant Principal Suspension from school for one to five days Parent conference and/or Behavior Contract

 

INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR FOR A SUBSTITUTE

Incident 1:       Saturday Work/Study, Parent contact, Possible Suspension at home

Incident 2:       1 day in-house suspension, Parent contact, Possible Suspension at home

Incident 3:       1 – 5 day Suspension at home, Behavior Contract, Possible SCHOOL TRANSFER

Incident 4:       SCHOOL TRANSFER

 

CAMPUS MISCONDUCT

Incident 1:       Detention(s), Possible Saturday Work/Study

Incident 2:       Saturday Work/Study, Parent contact, Possible Suspension at home

Incident 3:       Saturday Work/Study, Parent contact, Possible Suspension at home

Incident 4:       Suspension at home, Behavior Contract

 

DRESS CODE – Non essential Items will be confiscated and returned to parent

Incident 1:       Warning, change clothes, accessories confiscated, Possible Detention

Incident 2:       Detention(s), Possible Saturday Work/Study, Parent contact

Incident 3:       Saturday Work/Study, Parent contact

Incident 4:       Suspension at home, Behavior Contract/PE clothes worn all day, every day

 

PANHANDLING, GAMBLING

Incident 1:       Detention(s), Possible Saturday Work/Study

Incident 2:       Saturday Work/Study, Parent contact, Possible Suspension at home

Incident 3:       Saturday Work/Study, Parent contact, Possible Suspension at home

Incident 4:       Suspension at home, Behavior Contract

 

OUT-OF-BOUNDS

Incident 1:       Saturday Work/Study Parent contact

Incident 2:       1 day in-house suspension, parent contact, Possible Suspension at home

Incident 3:       1-3 day Suspension from school, Parent conference, Behavior Contract, Possible Police Action

Incident 4:       SCHOOL TRANSFER

 

DISTRACTIVE TOYS (Including but not limited to: squirt gun, paddle ball, laser pointer.)

Incident 1:       Toy confiscated, Detention(s)

Incident 2:       Toy confiscated, Detention(s), Parent contact

Incident 3:       One day suspension for defiance.

 

POSSESSION OF A SHARPIE OR ANY PERMANENT MARKER/TAGGING MATERIAL

Incident 1:       1-5 days suspension

Incident 2:       3-5 days suspension, Contract

Incident 3:       School Transfer

NO-SHOW TO DETENTION OR STUDY/WORK PROGRAM (During Enrollment at Kraemer)

Incident 1        Saturday Work/Study Parent contact (2 Saturdays for missing a Saturday)

Incident 2:       1 day in-house suspension, parent contact, Possible Suspension at home

Incident 3:       1 day Suspension at home, parent contact

Incident 4:       2 day Suspension at home/Parent Meeting, Behavior Contract, Possible school transfer

Incident 5:       SCHOOL TRANSFER

 

FORGERY (During Enrollment)

Incident 1:       Saturday Work/Study, Parent contact, Possible Suspension at home

Incident 2:       1 – 3 day Suspension at home, Possible Behavior Contract

Incident 3:       3 – 5 day Suspension at home, Behavior Contract, Possible SCHOOL TRANSFER

Incident 4:       SCHOOL TRANSFER

 

ACADEMIC DISHONESTY - Zero on assignment or test/quiz.

Incident 1:       Saturday Work/Study, Parent contact,

Incident 2:       1 day in-house suspension, parent contact, Possible Suspension at home

Incident 3:       1 day Suspension at home, parent contact

Incident 4:       2 day Suspension at home/Parent Meeting, Behavior Contract, Possible school transfer

            NOTE: All incidents need to be reported to administration/counselors

 

DISRUPTION OF THE EDUCATIONAL PROCESS

Incident 1:       Possible Saturday Work/Study, Possible 1-5 Day Suspension, Possible school transfer

Incident 2:       Possible 1-5 Day Suspension, Possible school transfer

Incident 3:       SCHOOL TRANSFER

 

USE OF PROFANITY OR VULGARITY

Incident 1:       Detention(s), Possible Saturday Work/Study

Incident 2:       Saturday Work/Study Parent contact, Possible Suspension

Incident 3:       1-3 days suspension, CONTRACT, Parent Meeting

Incident 4:       SCHOOL TRANSFER

 

DEFIANCE OF AUTHORITY, DISRUPTING SCHOOL ACTIVITIES, WILLFULLY DEFYING THE VALID AUTHORITY OF SUPERVISORS, TEACHERS, OR ADMINISTRATORS. (During Enrollment)

Incident 1:       Saturday Work/Study, Possible 1-5 Day Suspension, Possible school transfer

Incident 2:       1-5 Day Suspension, Behavior Contract, Possible school transfer

Incident 3:       SCHOOL TRANSFER

 

VANDALISM,DEFACING SCHOOL PROPERTY, GRAFFITI, THEFT, POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY

Incident 1:       Payment for damages, Parent meeting, possible Study/Work Program, possible suspension, possible police action, possible school transfer, possible district expulsion

Incident 2:       Payment for damages, suspension, SCHOOL TRANSFER, possible police action, possible district expulsion

 

Fighting/ Bias Related Incidents/ Threats/ Harassment/ Extortion/ Intimidation/ Sexual harassment

Incident 1:       3-5 Day Suspension, Parent meeting, Behavior Contract, Possible Police Action, Possible SCHOOL TRANSFER

Incident 2:       5 day suspension, Police Action, SCHOOL TRANSFER, POSSIBLE DISTRICT EXPULSION

 

INAPPROPRIATE SEXUAL CONDUCT

Incident 1:       3-5 Day Suspension, S.E.T. Meeting, Behavior Contract, Possible Police Action, Possible SCHOOL TRANSFER

Incident 2:       5 day suspension, Police Action, SCHOOL TRANSFER, POSSIBLE DISTRICT EXPULSION

 

Possession or Use of Tobacco

Incident 1:       1 day Suspension at home, parent contact, must attend Tobacco class

Incident 2:       2 days Suspension at home, parent contact, Possible Police Action, Tobacco class

Incident 3:       2 day Suspension at home, S.E.T. Meeting, Behavior Contract, Possible Police Action

Incident 4:       SCHOOL TRANSFER

 

 

 

 

Possession Use or under the influence of Alcohol/ Drugs (including look a-like) and/or Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Incident 1:       5 day suspension, S.E.T. Meeting, Behavior Contract, Police Action, SCHOOL TRANSFER, POSSIBLE DISTRICT EXPULSION

 

SELLING OR FURNISHING ANY CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (including look a-like) OR Paraphernalia

Incident 1:       5 day suspension, Police Action, S.E.T. Meeting, Behavior Contract, SCHOOL TRANSFER, DISTRICT EXPULSION

 

SOLICITATION FOR FURNISHING OR SALE TO MINORS OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AND OTHER DRUGS WHETHER THE ACTUAL FURNISHING OCCURS ON OR OFF CAMPUS

Incident 1:       5 day suspension, S.E.T. Meeting, Behavior Contract, Police Action, SCHOOL TRANSFER, DISTRICT EXPULSION

 

Verbal or Physical assault/Blatant Disrespect/vulgarity directed toward or about a staff member

Incident 1:       5 day suspension, S.E.T. Meeting, Behavior Contract, Police Action, SCHOOL TRANSFER, POSSIBLE DISTRICT EXPULSION

 

FIRECRACKERS, EXPLOSIVES, FALSE ALARMS, FIRES

Incident 1:       5 day suspension, report to fire marshal, parent conference (S.E.T. Meeting), payment for damages, CONTRACT, possible Police Action, possible school transfer, possible expulsion

Incident 2:       5 day suspension, report to fire marshal, SCHOOL TRANSFER, payment for damages, DISTRICT EXPULSION, Police Action

 

DANGEROUS OBJECTS, WEAPONS (INCLUDING LOOK-ALIKE WEAPONS)

Incident 1:       5 day suspension, possible Police Action, possible SCHOOL TRANSFER, possible DISTRICT EXPULSION, CONTRACT, Site Guidance meeting

 

               KRAEMER MIDDLE SCHOOL

              Positive Behavior Support Plan

                                     SETTINGS

                   EXPECTATIONS

 

All Settings of KMS

Classroom

Quad, Walkways and Restrooms

Lines Bus/Break/ Lunch

PE Area Locker rooms

GOAL- ORIENTED

Take pride in your school
Attend school everyday

Stay on task

Use planner and Classroom calendar

Make short and

 long term goals
Monitor your success (GPA/ABI)

Keep moving to your next destination
Maintain

personal space

Maintain order and safety

at all times

Know your HFZ Set goals

Reach your HFZ

 Bring / wear own P.E. clothes

RESPECT

Be courteous to self others and property

Public and private voices

Keep hands and feet to self

Raise your hand to speak
Be your “public self”

at all times

Keep hands and feet

 to self

Keep hands and feet to self.

Use bathroom facilities appropriately

Maintain appropriate space in a single line
Keep your own place in line

Use equipment as instructed
Keep Locker room and PE area clean Keep all body parts to yourself

RESPONSIBLE

Use planner daily,

Practice safety, Dress appropriately

Stay on task
Come to class prepared with completed homework/supplies Accept consequences of actions

Stay to the right Walking at all times

Bring ID/Bus pass daily
Walk to Bus and Lunch lines

Load bus in single file line.

Bring materials homework

and supplies

Accept consequences of actions
Use assigned locker appropriately

READY

Be on time

Be prepared

Be positive

SLANT
Be in assigned seat or area with necessary supplies when tardy

bell rings

Go directly to destination with hall pass
Use restrooms and  drink water during break and passing periods

Have ID card

Bus pass out
Be on-time to Bus, Break and

lunch lines

Put forth your best effort.
SLANT

Be inside locker room getting dressed when tardy bell rings