Shady Hill takes pride in being a school that focuses on character education as well as academics. We focus on the positive behavior rather than the negative. The positive actions of students are rewarded and as a result we have a school that often serves as a model for others to follow. All of our staff are delighted to reward the children when they are observed doing good things. This is called PBS. It is a research based behavioral strategy that we use to reward children for displaying desired behaviors. PBS stands for Positive Behavior Support and operates on the premise that behavior rewarded will mean behavior is repeated.
Students earn colt cash when they are observed demonstrating our school wide expectations. Our expectations for our students are that they do what is right, do their best, and treat others the way they want to be treated. When students earn colt cash they have an opportunity to use it to purchase some great items in our school store
From time to time though it becomes necessary to discipline children for misbehavior. All teachers are responsible for putting in place a classroom management procedure that will enhance the opportunity for learning to take place for all students.
The following interventions will be used to correct student behavior before further steps are taken:
- Parent Contact
- Verbal Correction
- Private Conference with Student
- Seat Change
- Behavior Contract
- Time Out
- Conference with Dean
NOTE: Teachers are not limited to nor required to use all steps before writing a discipline referral.
REFERRAL TO DEAN’S OFFICE
A student’s failure to respond to the attempts by the teacher and parents to change or correct misconduct will result in a discipline referral being written and the student sent to the Dean’s office. Shady Hill will follow the Marion County Code of Student Conduct for Elementary Schools when a child is sent to the office for disciplinary reasons.
NO TOLERANCE BEHAVIORS
Drugs, weapons, alcohol