Discipline at Lake Weir Middle School
DISCIPLINE OFFICE STAFF
James (Cris) Rowe - Assistant Principal of Discipline
Lamard Kiner - 8th Grade Dean
James Heruth - 7th Grade Dean
Lakecia Smith - 6th Grade Dean
Julia Marlin- Discipline Office Clerk
LUNCH ROOM CONDUCT
There is no place where students reveal their manners or reflect on the training they have received at home more conspicuously than in the lunchroom. We urge all students to use the cafeteria as a pleasant place to talk quietly, relax and enjoy their lunch.
Lake Weir takes pride in being a school that focuses on character education as well as academics. 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.
From time to time 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:
- Verbal correction
- Private conference with the student
- Change seat
- Eagle Break
- Behavior contract
- Parent contact
- Refer to guidance
- 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. Lake Weir Middle will follow the Marion County Code of Student Conduct for Schools when a child is sent to the office for disciplinary reasons.
NO TOLERANCE BEHAVIORS
- Blatant disrespect
- Drugs, weapons, alcohol
- Willful disobedience/defiance